Japan declares state of emergency re: nuclear power plant

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  1. Lunar Foetus

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    RobotBoy is going to hell.

    If anyone can afford to make a donation to JEARS, that would be amazing. They are rescuing animals who are lost or have been abandoned, and are providing support to families who managed to rescue their animals but have nothing left to care for them. Ordinarily, animals who are unclaimed after 72 hours would be euthanised, but these guys are a no-kill charity and take them in regardless.

    You can donate on www.jears.org.
     
  2. Diddy

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    I'm afraid I have to use my charity hierarchy chart for this one, and foreign animals is right near the bottom, below PEOPLE and UK animals
     
  3. Lunar Foetus

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    Very well. I'm just putting it out there for those who who might want to donate. No need to be a cunt about it.
     
  4. Diddy

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    I wasn't trying to be cunty about it :o I didn't pepper it with my usual avalanche of smilies and exclamation marks, but it doesn't mean I don't feel bad about the animals, especially cute Japanese ones.

    If it's any consolation, Japanese animals will creep up my charity chart when I move there (screw you, RSPB)
     
  5. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Plus, you can't get gift aid on the donation.
     
  6. Lunar Foetus

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    No, but it's tax deductible.
     
  7. lolly

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    If I give Mr L that website, he'll donate. His charity hierarchy is about the exact opposite of mine. Homeless Japanese cats will trump dying children with any terminal illness you care to mention.
     
  8. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Not for UK purposes.
     
  9. Lunar Foetus

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    If you go through paypal, it registers as a US donation, and is tax deductible. But I hardly think it's an issue that should stop you from donating.

    Lolly, if Mr L does, please sleep with him on my behalf as thanks.
     
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    Whilst I find this cause oddly compelling and I may well throw in a couple of quid... Is there not going to be a lot of real life human orphans? I guess in this disaster many families just DIED. I doubt kids had more chance than the adults.
     
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    I splashed out £1.28
     
  12. Lunar Foetus

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    From what I understand, the school in the town that was worst hit was on top of the hill, so I think (and might be wrong about this) a lot of kids survived. I think there are a handful who have been completely orphaned, but from reading things in some papers, it sounds like a lot of people who were killed were those who were too elderly to escape the tsunami.
     
  13. Lockhart

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    Has this been posted already? It's #1 on iTunes in most countries so should raise quite a bit.

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    Songs For Japan tracklisting:
    John Lennon - Imagine
    U2 - Walk On
    Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Around The World
    Lady Gaga - Born This Way
    Beyoncé - Irreplaceable
    Bruno Mars - Talking To The Moon
    Katy Perry - Firework
    Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
    Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You
    Madonna - Miles Away
    David Guetta - When Love Takes Over
    Eminem - Love The Way You Lie
    Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch
    Josh Groban - Awake
    Keith Urban - Better Life
    Black Eyed Peas - One Tribe
    Pink - Sober
    Cee Lo Green - It's OK
    Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
    Bon Jovi - What Do You Got?
    Foo Fighters - My Hero
    R.E.M. - Man On The Moon
    Nicki Minaj - Save Me
    Sade - By Your Side
    Michael Bublé - Hold On
    Justin Bieber - Pray
    Adele - Make You Feel My Love
    Enya - If I Could Be Where You Are
    Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
    John Mayer - Waiting On The World To Change
    Queen - Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
    Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
    Sting - Fragile
    Leona Lewis - Better In Time
    Ne-Yo - One In A Million
    Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
    Norah Jones - Sunrise
     
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  14. Alex

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    WOW how generous of her. :D :daf:
     
  15. Lunar Foetus

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    Hold On and Better In Time have got to win an award for the most insensitive inclusions on that CD right?

    What the actual fuck is that tracklisting about too? It just sees like someone pulled their iPod out and put the first 40 songs that came on onto the CD.
     
  16. Alex

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    The lack of MINI VIVA is most upsetting. :(
     
  17. Suedey

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    AND I think it's actually the LIVE VERSION :D :D
     
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    I'm really not sure what to say about either the CD but my initial reaction is veering towards: :zombie:+:manson:
     
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    Oh but it was a SMASH HIT in Japan*

    It's just a genuinely retarded tracklisting with some really lazy inclusions for good measure.

    * on the ringtone charts
     
  20. Mats

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    there's just been a new 7.4 quake right off the Miyagi coast :(
     
  21. funky

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    oh fuck
     
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    It's only a metre high tsunami. Might clean up some of the crap already there...
     
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    Had to be expected though. :(

    But yeah, it really is AWFUL news.
     
  24. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    in the grand scheme of things I can't help but feel sometimes that these earthquakes are actually not the big thing but the start of something bigger

    I do hope Japan isn't about to be hit by a MEGAQUAKE or something
     
  25. Shirley

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    I thought it already HAD BEEN
     
  26. funky

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    no I mean one of those apocolyptic things that scientists say could theoretically happen but hasn't in the last billion years

    or something

    dont quote me, I work in television
     
  27. Music

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    This idea just feeds the theory of 2012 end of the world, non?
     
  28. Apocalypt Flyer

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    These people are EVERYTHING but they're most certainly no SCIENTISTS.

    God, that sorta crap really drives me up the WALL.
     
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    It'll happen eventually, the human race is lucky to have been existing in an era of stability so far.

    Probably destroy the planet ourselves before that eventuates though!

    Humans - 1, Earth - 0
     
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    It turns out it was 7.1, not 7.4, and 7.1 isn't THAT bad. We just make a huge thing about it here because we don't GET the Richter Scale because we rarely have to use it.

    a 9.0 earthquake is 100x more powerful than a 7.0
     
  32. Queen of the Bay

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    Diddy a 7.1 is actually a hell of an earthquake. If it had happened either here or in italy, we would be talking about major destruction.
     
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    yeah sorry I didn't mean to brush that under the carpet :D I didn't really make my point at all! It's just like every earthquake in Japan now will get reported in the UK, they were doing it for force 6 earthquakes last month ... it's just that they do it because it's something that's got attention lately

    OH I DON'T KNOW, I've been up since 5.30am, I'm tired :(
     
  34. Queen of the Bay

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    I get your point. :-)
    Looks like they are trying to take advantage of the public concern on Japan in order to get more viewers, but imo they are not exaggerating because a 6 point tremor (or more) on the Richter scale, still is an important event.
    For example 2009 tremor in L'Aquila, Italy (the latest deadly one in Europe) was only 6,1 but killed more than 300 people (mostly students).
     
  35. Mats

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    you can't really compare earthquakes in Japan to earthquakes in Italy
     
  36. Queen of the Bay

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    You can't compare the building regulations basically, which is the actual reason why a 6 point quake does no harm in Japan.
     
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    HOORAY!

    Come to Brighton, The Richter Scale!
     
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    I see all that stuff happening but have no concept of HOW it's happening...
     
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    God hates Japan.
     

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