by Crazy Horse
Thu Sep 15th, 2011 at 01:19:44 AM EST
Today (11 September) is the six-month anniversary of the beginning of the meltdown, caused in part by the "can't happen here" combination of giant earthquake and tsunami. I wish everyone, pro and anti alike, would try to take some time to reflect on the capabilities of this civilization we live in.
front-paged by afew
Not forgetting that we're still a few decades away from understanding the effect of low-level radiation on humans. Not forgetting that the skills which created the global financial clusterfuck can be applied to technocrats as well. But those are merely my views.
It's probably wise to reflect a bit on the displaced people put in danger, and lands which likely can't be recovered economically. And perhaps the ocean, where a true high-level study of effects caused by Fukushima is too damn expensive.
Anyway, i'm wearing a black T-shirt produced two days after the event by a Japanese friend running a top sushi restaurant in Frisco (Moshi Moshi). It has a white Torii Gate in a circle, and on the memorial on the sleeve, a grey and white origami symbol for good luck. This is why i'm wearing a Torii Gate:
Remembering that TPTB have their wish, and Fukushima has disappeared from the radar screens.
"All I have left is the voice of the wind." -- Katzenjammer
[editor's note, by Migeru] Japan disaster threads: