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The 190,000-pound pump, made by German-based Putzmeister has a 70-meter boom and can be controlled remotely, making it suitable for use in the unpredictable and highly radioactive environment of the doomed nuclear reactors in Japan, he said.

One partial antidote to the gravity of the disaster is levity:

Putzmeister means Plaster Master.

(the company has been in Japan since 1964. it holds the world's record for pumping concrete: 601 m high-rise pumping at Burj Dubai)

some photos of the marvel known as western civilization, before the Lehman and Japanese meltdowns.

We now return you to your unbearable gravity.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Apr 1st, 2011 at 07:50:38 AM EST
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to erect a putz like that one.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Apr 1st, 2011 at 09:51:27 AM EST
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