11 Months After The Tsnunami, Pictures Of Japan

Submitted by: CrakrJak 5 years ago in
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099811/Eleven-months-tsunami-earthquake-ravaged-Japan-new-pictures-incredible-progress-multi-billion-pound-clear-up.html

It"s been 6-1/2 years since hurricane Katrina....
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Male 526
what happened to sony?

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Male 176
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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Male 47
Meanwhile in New Orleans...
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Male 14,331
Wow it`s pretty empty and flat.
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Male 3,745
"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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Male 182
@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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Male 1,045
@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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Female 1,324
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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Male 186
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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Female 4,359
wtf did they do with all of the poo?
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Male 2,516
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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Male 2,344
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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Male 17,512
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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Male 40,414
@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?
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Male 243
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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Male 25,417
THey sure know how to clean up after themselves
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Male 6,737
Pretty amazing.
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Male 68
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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Male 3,482
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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Male 2,199
those are some interesting trees in the background O.o
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Male 7,378
[quote]rather than wallowing in their own filth until the government intercedes[/quote] --------
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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Male 15,190
Japan, pray harder next time.
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Male 132
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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Male 17,512
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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Male 2,700
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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Male 3,482
Madest:

+1

That got a (painful, because I nearly choked on my soda) chuckle out of me.
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Male 3,482
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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Male 7,378
Amazing what you can do with Katamari Damacy.
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Male 689
ilurk -
where are your picture comparisons? seems like you could just go outside take a few.
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Male 3,285
@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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Female 220
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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Female 4,086
where did all the debris go? there`s only so much you can burn, so ....?
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Male 3,121
@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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Male 7,817
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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Male 1,442
Seems when you clean Sony it turns into Maruyama.
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Male 289
@paddy. and rebuild entirely new buildings, repave roads, hang new power lines.
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Male 3,285
What do you expect when you are in a country that was founded on slavery and racism?
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Male 4,431
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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Male 206
clearly shopped.
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Male 1,678
All they did was tidy the place up.
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Male 182
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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Male 677
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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Male 17,512
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