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Old 03-17-2011, 02:53 AM
 
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Our current administration is extremely close to GE so I don't expect them to face any responsibility for any flaws in their reactors. If anything our government will bail GE out courtesy of the US taxpayers.
But Japan ultimately will have to take the blame for this going out of control. They had better means of dealing with potential problems like this and they didn't use them.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Our current administration is extremely close to GE so I don't expect them to face any responsibility for any flaws in their reactors. If anything our government will bail GE out courtesy of the US taxpayers.
But Japan ultimately will have to take the blame for this going out of control. They had better means of dealing with potential problems like this and they didn't use them.
I think they are handling this exceptionally well. I am unsure if our western media outlets are however.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: London, England
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I think they are handling this exceptionally well. I am unsure if our western media outlets are however.
It's just such a big thing and once people here the words 'radiation' and 'leaks' in the same sentence people want to know what is happening and the media is the only way of providing this and we tend to believe what they say.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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It's just such a big thing and once people here the words 'radiation' and 'leaks' in the same sentence people want to know what is happening and the media is the only way of providing this and we tend to believe what they say.
For the worse, usually.

I've seen news media outlets frantically trying to find folks who have ANY degree saying that they are worried about the big, bad radioactive plume reaching the US. I think they can all agree that the situation in Japan is dire. That's where the attention should be focused.

But the Western news outlets are causing such hysteria and overblowing the threat that it's scaring people ... all for stupid ratings.

I will trust what NHK says over CNN, CBS, NBC, RT, or the BBC any day, any time.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: London, England
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NHK WORLD English

Telling people to stay indoors within a 30km radius of the plant. Can't help but think quite a few people would have been long gone!
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Macao
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We're leaving Niigata tonight. But, my current feeling is that I feel slighly manipulated by the western media outlets. The fears and panics are greatly overexaggerated.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:56 AM
 
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We're leaving Niigata tonight. But, my current feeling is that I feel slighly manipulated by the western media outlets. The fears and panics are greatly overexaggerated.
Is there any surprise in that, really?
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:58 AM
 
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We're leaving Niigata tonight. But, my current feeling is that I feel slighly manipulated by the western media outlets. The fears and panics are greatly overexaggerated.
I appreciate your assessment and pray you are correct.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: London, England
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This is because the worst thing that could happen is being reported most of the time.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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I appreciate your assessment and pray you are correct.
I earnestly do as well. Thanks for keeping us posted Tiger Beer and stay safe.
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