Post # 152
@cisco: ugh that is just so sad. When all of this is over I hope the government does something really big for the workers who are staying to work at the power plant. In all likelihood they are giving their lives to protect thousands (or millions) of people. A monument… something needs to be done in their honor.
Post # 153
It really is so devastating. My heart and prayers go out to all the people affected by this tragedy. And now the worry of the nuclear meltdown. Its very scary. God bless all those honorable workers still risking thier lives to save others.
Post # 154
Thanks so much for keeping me in your thoughts. I am happy to be safe from danger. There are so many people in need in the Northern area of our country.
Your son seems like an amazing young man and I am glad to see that his values are so strong. There is much needed aid and much needed prayer for the current state of this country. I am sure that this nation will survive this catastrophe. I am just praying that it will all cease soon. I wish everyone could enjoy the energy of the Japanese people. They are sticking together and helping their neighbors out. You will see smiles behind their stresses, bows of respect, and every man lending a hand to one another.
My heart goes out to the people severly effected by this tragedy. Thanks for giving aid to them.
Post # 155
I feel so helpless! I wish I could drive through and load everyone in the area in a big giant magical bus and bring them to my house and make it safe!
I found an interesting article about a blog from one of the Fukushima workers. She had a point about not being upset with Tepco–but I’m mad at the upper management of Tepco. They need to be more forthcoming and accept help from other countries!
‘We’re not running away’: Fukushima worker
ONE lone voice has emerged from the group of heroic workers at Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), which runs the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, where workers are scrambling to cool the nuclear plant and avoid a meltdown.
Michiko Otsuki – a female worker at Tepco – has written on her blog, speaking up for her ‘silent’ colleagues who remained behind at the plant.
Post # 156
My brother’s girlfriend has heard from her sister & family. They had a 15 minute warning after the quake and were able to get to higher ground during the tsunami (they were on the island). They have since been evacuated and her unborn baby is fine.
Little brother is staying although all most Americans have left the area. He says a lot of people have gone back to work. They have running water and electricity now. Also an American family he was friends with recently left so they gave them all their food & supplies. So he and his girlfriend are set for a couple of weeks. He is 62 miles from Fukushima so he’s not in the effected area.
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Post # 158
THis is devastating. My thoughts are with all those affected by this disaster.
Post # 159
@camrie: I am really glad they are all safe.
Post # 160
@camrie: So glad to hear they are safe. i can’t imagine what your borther’s girlfirend’d sister is going through. I’m not even pregnant and I’m worried if heating something up in the microwave in plastic is going to hurt the (non-existant) baby. lol
@adw2c: So not fair! Just seeing the link made me think of the video and I started to tear up at work.
Post # 161
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Post # 162
I just watched some of the videos showing the quake and tsunami. It all seems so far away and yet, hits the core of our being, and lends such perspective. I feel so blessed to be safe and warm in my home now, with my cat snuggled in my lap. I know it’s all relative, and we all have our woes in life and our joys. It’s just…well, seeing what those people in Japan are going through makes me feel silly to be slighted by this family member’s stupid comment or to be worried if the venue has enough banquet tables or…see what I mean? These “problems” are certainly things to contend with, but, if at the end of the day that’s all I’m “worried” about? I think that’s a darn okay day compared to what others are dealing with in this world. Perspective. I think we can all benefit from a deep breath or two, being grateful for what we have and being that much more gentle to each other.
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Post # 164
Anyone else pissed that the coverage of the disaster in Japan is off the news radar? I know the Libya thing is a big deal especially when one of our planes went down. But on CNN this morning there was barely anything. And if they are covering anything, it’s usually about radiation and how it won’t affect health in the US, but everyone is scared anyway. If this were a developing country like Haiti, the story would still be news. But because Japan is a developed country everyone thinks they are going to be fine. “Nothing to see here, time to move on”
I’m just so pissed that the news and their 1 second attention span has just moved on. Seriously folks—people are still hurting and missing and misplaced and suffering!! Get your butts over there and start doing some real coverage.
Post # 165
I am pissed! They let us go like that. Its just not fair.
Post # 166
I am also saddened by the noncoverage.