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43 Responses to 11 Months After The Tsnunami, Pictures Of Japan

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    Link: 11 Months After The Tsnunami, Pictures Of Japan - It`s been 6-1/2 years since hurricane Katrina....
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:29 am
    Japan is probably one of the most efficient countries in the world. Germany`s near the top of that list, too.
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    KungFuGuy Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:32 am
    Its things like this that make me think that if we can all pull together we could all achieve great things. Good on you Japan.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:37 am
    All they did was tidy the place up.
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    luda16 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:41 am
    clearly shopped.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:44 am
    Well, CrakrJak, Japan doesn`t send its military all over the world at astronomical costs in order to spread Japan`s idea of democracy. They also don`t send money all over the world in the form of "aid" (well, not a lot, comparatively). Perhaps as a result of those choices, they boast universal healthcare, outstanding education and, as a result of *those* things, amazing industry and production processes. Plus, they accepted a ton of aid from other countries and private citizens to help with the cleanup efforts. There`s no comparison between that set of circumstances and Katrina.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:45 am
    What do you expect when you are in a country that was founded on slavery and racism?
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    DracObi Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:45 am
    @paddy. and rebuild entirely new buildings, repave roads, hang new power lines.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:49 am
    Seems when you clean Sony it turns into Maruyama.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 7:53 am
    Well, I guess when all of your countries money doesnt go into military spending and corporate pocketbooks you have a little there for disaster relief.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:06 am
    @tedgp-
    I`d certainly like to know what fantastical realm in Europe that you hail from, whose history is devoid of slavery and warfare.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:15 am
    where did all the debris go? there`s only so much you can burn, so ....?
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    ilurk Female 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:25 am
    And? It`s like a before after of the show hoarders. You are saying we didn`t clean up after Katrina or it`s still as bad? People around here did clean up with little help and money. I don`t know where all that money that this country raised for Katrina victims because everyone I know did it on their own. We stayed for Katrina (not my choice I was 17 at the time) and we cleaned up the day after the storm hit and cleaned up our street ourselves. I know a guy who was a multi-millionaire by working hard his entire life and since the storm has bought an entire street of houses to fix them up very nice and change the neigborhood and raise property vaules of other people`s homes. He`s losing money on it because he doesn`t care because he loves this city so much... Look, I know way too much first hand on this topic to actually make a focal point of my comment but it the end, You don`t know jack about what happened and has been happening here.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:27 am
    @captkangaroo difference being, we dont ignore our citizens, especially with a disaster of that scale.

    The difference is, the americans have and still continue to ignore it. If it was a city of white people or white, well off people, you can guarantee that the government would have been in there and cleaned up within the first year.

    But that was the Bush administration for ya. he left the country in so much debt, that now there just isnt enough capital to do anything at all.
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    jops360 Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:47 am
    ilurk -
    where are your picture comparisons? seems like you could just go outside take a few.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Amazing what you can do with Katamari Damacy.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:56 am
    I highly doubt it has so much to do with the government, as the people...

    Seriously, huge culture difference you`re overlooking here:

    In Japan, people tend to work towards a greater good, without looking out for their own benefit as much.

    In the US, people tend to be selfish, ignorant pricks (because there`s no better way to describe it, honestly)... Seriously, just look at the number of people who stayed behind during Katrina, despite warnings, and now blame the government for "not giving enough warning."

    While Japan is busy gathering all the trash and finding things to do with it so that they can get back to efficiency, the US is busy squabbling over who has to clean what up and who gets to keep the spoils of their labor. OH, and blaming the government for every problem they encounter along the way.

    The US spending so much on everything BUT helping their people plays a part, though, I will admit.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:57 am
    Madest:

    +1

    That got a (painful, because I nearly choked on my soda) chuckle out of me.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:13 am
    All I got to say is, this is what happens when people and governement work together.....

    ....not sit around and wait for the government to do something for you. N.O. is as much the people`s fault as it is the government, but dont say that out loud because thats apparently racist.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:31 am
    SmagBoy1: Somebody messed with the description I submitted. I didn`t compare Japan to Katrina, so some mod, or fancy, decided to modify it.

    So please address them about comparing Japan`s clean-up with Katrina, because it didn`t come from me.
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    Jury1of1 Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:37 am
    So you`re saying that because the Japanese have a little self respect and try to get things done on their own initiative, rather than wallowing in their own filth until the government intercedes, that they`re somehow better than the largely African American community affected by Katrina? That`s racist.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:50 am
    Japan, pray harder next time.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:55 am
    rather than wallowing in their own filth until the government intercedes --------
    Somebody slept through the George Bush presidency. Residents of Katrina were left on their roofs for 5 days. The ones that made it out were left to fend for themselves at the Superdome. Residents were not allowed back in even to help clean so your association is nonsense.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:56 am
    those are some interesting trees in the background O.o
  25. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:58 am
    You know, Crakr, I suspected as much...

    It just seemed uncharacteristic in my opinion of you.

    Now, whether that`s good or bad is going to stay my secret.
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    MadMan66 Male 18-29
    68 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 10:06 am
    Wow. It looked like scenes from an apocalyptic movie or something. I wouldn`t even know where to begin to start. Props to Japan.
    But where did it all go? Can you just burn all that?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 10:38 am
    Pretty amazing.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:46 am
    THey sure know how to clean up after themselves
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    Kainonis Male 18-29
    243 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 11:48 am
    I`ll post something someone said on the site:

    "This article tells two stories: (1) all the debris has been cleared away and (2) exactly zero reconstruction has happened to date. The debris has all been piled up on the outskirts of towns, neatly sorted by type: wood, cars, tyres, metal etc. There is too much debris to put into landfills etc. (Ishinomaki, for example, has more debris than would be created in 100 years of normal activity) so, out of sight of your cameras but not hidden from local residents, there are massive debris piles that serve as a daily reminder of the tradgedy. There are also tens of thousands of people still living in temporary housing with no clear indication of when they might have a new home to go to. Clearing up the rubble over an 11 month period isn`t really something to boast about - it was actually done much quicker than that but, the key issue, is that no reconstruction has yet happened.

    - Andrew Coad, Tokyo, Japan, 13/2/2012 05:23&
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 11:52 am
    @madest: Bush declaired an emergency 3 days BEFORE it hit, I saw it on TV, he didn`t leave anyone stranded.
    The Mayor dithered about ordering an evacuation, the crazy people shooting at rescue workers, the looting, I suppose Bush is responsible for that too?
  31. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    Altaru: I can only assume that that is good, in your opinion, because of your choice to "keep it secret".

    I know that anyone thinking good of me here is chastised, so I believe your secrecy is warranted.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    It is astounding to see once-cities and neighborhoods so barren now... Ready for rebuilding, yes. But it really shows just how much was lost.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    oh yeah just clearing up some rubble, get the swiffer!

    in 11 months all of the rubble is out of their cities? that to me is still pretty outstanding. Take a look at how they build houses in Japan, in just under 3 months. I think "rebuilding time" is just around the corner and a year from now it`ll look a lot better.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    wtf did they do with all of the poo?
  35. Profile photo of ChrisP12
    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
    186 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Japan doesn`t put a lot of money into it`s military because they are constitutionally prohibited from having an army or a navy that couldn`t defend itself against the state of Kansas. Class can anyone tell me why? Here`s a hint: The USS Missouri.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    February 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    it`s quite an amazing place, there`s just a dfferent kind of work ethic there... plus with the amount of people there they need all the space they can get, so it`s no wonder it was all cleared so quickly.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm
    @ChrisP12
    It`s because the allies won the war, and they put restrictions on Germany and Japan, because they knew if the Japanese were left to their own devices, they could destroy the USA very easily.

    Which, judging from what I`m seeing here, isn`t too farfetched.
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    itzazoom Male 18-29
    182 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 6:31 am
    @Edgarska19
    yup
    did you know: we aren`t allowed to build jet turbines? foreign companies can build em here though. Its what happens when you are too good (thats purely technical `good`, not referring to the drive behind it)

    still
    props to japan
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 9:33 am
    "It`s been 6-1/2 years since hurricane Katrina...."

    those victims were mostly black and/or lower class white people. we dont give a poo about them...

    "where did all the debris go? there`s only so much you can burn, so ....?"

    probably got recycled. something the states should learn to do a bit more :|
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Wow it`s pretty empty and flat.
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    MonkHarvest Male 30-39
    47 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    Meanwhile in New Orleans...
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    Jayno Male 18-29
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    February 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    If this was any Canadian city, we be having a vote on whether or not to set up a committee to deal with the cleanup. There would be another vote on the members of the committee. There would be another vote on which corporation would be awarded the contract of cleaning up the mess. And then there would be 10 additional votes on which areas to clean up first. (Total time 1 year from now) Then once work had actually started, there would be 3 strikes, based on working conditions and wages, and the overall cost of the cleanup would be four times the amount initially quoted by the winning bid, and take three times longer. Sound about right?
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
    526 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    what happened to sony?

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