Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake

Discussion in 'World Events' started by S.A.M., Mar 11, 2011.

  1. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Journalism use to be factual news without emotional bias, what your doing is just dropping scary blips for attention, highly exaggerated in fact. At present the confirmed death toll is (at time of writing this) is 605, 654 missing, 1,173 injured.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-...ulting-from-japan-tsunami-disaster-table.html
     
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  3. ULTRA Realistically Surreal Registered Senior Member

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    EF, Where have I produced facts I could not source? and where have I gotten all "emotional"? It's not my fault if the facts are scary, and it is the nature of breaking news to be updated as things become clearer. There is a lot of "journalism" out there far less objective than mine.
     
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  5. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    1. I don't see the citation for what I quoted before
    2. Your "facts" contradict others "facts", now if someone says 605 dead and another person says 1700 dead, who are you going repeat? well if your in to just shocking people probably the latter. Also know the figures I cited are constantly updating and state the number of death report down to each prefecture, sound more truth worthy to me.
     
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  7. ULTRA Realistically Surreal Registered Senior Member

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    Well nobody else has complained about my reportage. I'm hooked up to a number of live feeds, some in Japan. If I wanted to shock people, believe me, I have a vivid imagination and could easily come up with some scary headlines. I am just doing this for the people that don't have the access I have.
     
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  9. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    No, that's NOT what it said:

    with the combined number of people who died or are unaccounted for feared to top 1,600

    In fact that article is a bit behind the one EF posted:

    The death toll has reached 564 so far, a police tally showed

    Which compared to the level of destruction we've seen is frankly amazing.

    Arthur
     
  10. ULTRA Realistically Surreal Registered Senior Member

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    Ok, well i've been sifting a hell of a lot of stuff, so i made an error. You have my unreserved apologies.
     
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    Numbers, as you would expect, are all over the place.

    Some have the figure for those unaccounted in just one area at nearing 10,000.

    There would be a lot of confusion as rescue attempts get on the way and we probably will never know of the true death toll as many bodies have probably been swept out to sea. We won't have a fair idea for a long time, until the confusion dies down a bit.

    Many could still be sheltering and have yet to be found for example.

    Time will tell the true human extent of this disaster.. For now it will all be mere speculation.
     
  13. ULTRA Realistically Surreal Registered Senior Member

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    ...Casualty update: BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News
    Around 10,000 people are unnaccounted for in Japanese port town of #Minamisanriku - public broadcaster NHK /AFP...
     
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    ..widespread petrol shortages reported...
     
  18. ULTRA Realistically Surreal Registered Senior Member

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    A sad day for lovers of Pokemon: The creator of Pokemon died today in the #tsunami, Twitter
     
  19. ULTRA Realistically Surreal Registered Senior Member

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    Unofficial estimates 20,000 dead. Apparantly half the residents of one town alone, Minamisanriku, are missing presumed dead after the town was inundated. Eye-witnesses say the water came up to the fourth floor of the hospital, the only large building still standing...
     
  20. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    Are they raping and looting like the people did in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?
     
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  22. Gustav Banned Banned

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    look
    when were people evacuated?
    what were the timelines?

    the way i see it is people were just sitting around

    i now estimate over 100,000 dead
     
  23. ULTRA Realistically Surreal Registered Senior Member

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    The trouble was that the tsunami went at an estimated 500mph, over a course of just 80 miles. That doesn't give you much time to get out of the way.
     

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