PRAY for Japan

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    Mar 12, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    There's heightened fear regarding the nuclear reactors overheating and going into meltdown... please pray that there will be no further damage and that they can contain it!!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/12/AR2011031201452.html
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 12, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    I heard about the violent earthquake in Japan. This is horrible. It appears that the Pacific Ocean rim is reawakening resulting in violent seismic activity. Hopefully those nuclear power plants in Japan are perfectly secure and that there is no more damage because radioactive material is nothing to fool around with. My thoughts and condolences go out to the people of Japan.
  • neon_tiger

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    Mar 12, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    sad, sad situation. It's the last thing i saw last night before going to bed, including the tsunamis, fires... sending good vibes that way here.
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    Mar 12, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    Praying is nonproductive. If you really wanna help, donate. icon_smile.gif

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Japan+earthquake+donate/4425476/story.html
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    Mar 12, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    Hamburglar saidPraying is nonproductive. If you really wanna help, donate. icon_smile.gif

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Japan+earthquake+donate/4425476/story.html


    Spot on.......praying is like spitting into the ocean.....Money and manpower is what's needed.
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    Mar 12, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    "Astonishing post-quake footage of Japanese city of Minamisanriku":

  • momewrath

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    Mar 12, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    Former roommate lives in Narashino. Finally heard from him last night and him and his family are all safe. He was still feeling small quakes throughout our entire conversation. I guess they didn't get hit too bad in Narashino, but they lost electric, water, and gas. Still didn't have gas back on last night.
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    Mar 12, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Will do.

    It's uplifting when people acknowledge the fact that the most important truths are transcendental.

    It's unfortunate that some are so eager to make prideful comments about the power of prayer, comments which are beyond human competence.
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    Mar 12, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    Hamburglar saidPraying is nonproductive. If you really wanna help, donate. icon_smile.gif

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Japan+earthquake+donate/4425476/story.html


    America's broke, including the government and most of the rich could care less about anyone else. If corporate America could get Japan's money, too, they would.
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    Mar 12, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    You can bet the NFL will not give a cent of their 9 billion profit. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 12, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    Living in New Orleans, before and after Katrina, all help is welcomed.And a big THANK YOU to those who opened their hearts and wallets out to get us back on our feet. It was not easy, by any means. But WE ARE BACK! Thank you America! Mardi Gras was the best since Pre-K. Please help out Japan... I feel and know their pain. Do whatever you are able.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 12, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    turbobilly said
    Hamburglar saidPraying is nonproductive. If you really wanna help, donate. icon_smile.gif

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Japan+earthquake+donate/4425476/story.html


    Spot on.......praying is like spitting into the ocean.....Money and manpower is what's needed.


    Do both. Do something for the soul as well as for your body. Life is so much more than the physical. Don't be so narrow-minded and rude.
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    Mar 12, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    TerraFirma saidThere's heightened fear regarding the nuclear reactors overheating and going into meltdown... please pray that there will be no further damage and that they can contain it!!


    What? Don't pray. DONATE some money if you wanna actually help. There is no Jesus Christ as evidenced by a 8.9 Earthquake that fucked up a country that doesn't deserve to get fucked up.
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    Mar 12, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    TerraFirma said
    turbobilly said
    Hamburglar saidPraying is nonproductive. If you really wanna help, donate. icon_smile.gif

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Japan+earthquake+donate/4425476/story.html


    Spot on.......praying is like spitting into the ocean.....Money and manpower is what's needed.


    Do both. Do something for the soul as well as for your body. Life is so much more than the physical. Don't be so narrow-minded and rude.

    No, life is 100% physical. People are just too stupid to understand how their brain operates because the operation of their brain is far more complicated than their consciousness. So most people fabricate this belief that their consciousness is epiphenomenal to their body when in fact it's not.

    Anyway, this is a PHYSICAL crises that requires PHYSICAL work to PHYSICALLY fix it, not your "soul". Now take your hard earned money and put it towards helping Japan. In the meantime, don't call someone narrow-mind and rude when in fact they're pointing out that you're thread is douche baggy. Motivate people to DONATE. Prayers don't do shit. Stop looking to god because obviously there is none. Japan didn't deserve this and if god existed this never would have happened.
  • gooddude1583

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    Mar 12, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    My thoughts are with the people of Japan.
    I hope things will be better soon.
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    Mar 13, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    Way to spoil a thread obviously made from the good intentions of the OP with a god vs. no-god argument.

    Just pray if you believe, and donate ... or just donate and do whatever else you can to help out relief efforts if you do not believe.

    Wasting the Internet's time with douchiness helps nobody. ;)
  • conservativej...

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    Mar 13, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    Can and will do.
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    Mar 13, 2011 5:24 AM GMT
    alphatrigger saidWay to spoil a thread obviously made from the good intentions of the OP with a god vs. no-god argument.

    Just pray if you believe, and donate ... or just donate and do whatever else you can to help out relief efforts if you do not believe.

    Wasting the Internet's time with douchiness helps nobody. ;)


    Your post caused an after shock. Please shut up.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 13, 2011 3:54 PM GMT
    Watching the situation go from bad to worse with the possibility now of a nuclear meltdown is heartbreaking. I can't imagine how a country even begins the daunting task of cleaning up something of this epic proportion. My prayers are certainly with the Japanese people -- and I do believe that they help. They certainly don't hurt.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 13, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    Really horrible result from the Earthquake. I know they consider their country "prepared" for an Earthquake... I just wonder what would have happened if they weren't atuned. Certainly the people are in my thoughts
    and prayers.

    Seeing something like this makes you wonder about California or another point in the US and if it was struck with a 9.0 Earthquake.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 13, 2011 4:01 PM GMT
    It's inevitable that a BIG ONE is coming to California -- probably sooner rather than later as they are way overdue. The scary thing is I would bet they are not even a fraction as prepared for such an epic event as the Japanese were.
  • rioriz

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    Mar 13, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    I will do both donate and pray
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    Mar 13, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidIt's inevitable that a BIG ONE is coming to California -- probably sooner rather than later as they are way overdue. The scary thing is I would bet they are not even a fraction as prepared for such an epic event as the Japanese were.


    As being from California as well, I would say you're probably right. The Japanese have the strictest codes here regarding earthquake preparedness. But also in education and general disaster preparedness. They learned their lessons after the big Kobe quake.

    When the buildings were shaking on Friday, I was afraid buildings would topple over (including the one I was in). But remarkably, Tokyo stood. Buildings swayed like mad, and knocked us around, but they withstood an 8.9M earthquake!! Unbelievable. A testament to their diligent research, ingenious design, and implementation over the years.
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    Mar 13, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    UPDATES: We're having to conserve electricity. They're going to begin rolling blackouts throughout Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, etc. Also, no food in the stores. Many of the delivery infrastructure has been hampered for one reason or another.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 13, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    Stay safe, TerraFirma.