I got feedback from one of our Spanish-speaking Japanese residents and they said please, no jokes about it. This is a very serious situation and they need EVERYTHING we can send over. That’s the exact word, so I am passing it over here.
I explained our end of the situation and what I personally see on the news, and to please keep in touch. I urge you to do a search on your favorite search provider, or look here where I posted an article on “How To Help” our friends in Japan.
Since I am also an animal lover, I am waiting on ASPCA and PetFinder to see if/when they will send personnel to Japan and rescue any pets that need help, or attempt to reunite them with their owners. Just like Katrina, I hope that these pets have a second chance at life, just like all the surviving Japanese friends.
If you’re in Japan or know someone that is there, please I urge you to write me in either Spanish or English.
- Where should you send a sympathy card to japan (wiki.answers.com)
- UN nuclear agency to send reactor experts to Japan – Reuters India (news.google.com)
- Cranes For Kids: Giving Hope to the Children of Japan (scriptorobscura.wordpress.com)
- A Postcard to Japan (greenacresschool.wordpress.com)
- Nuclear Scandal in Japan (lewrockwell.com)
- JP Labs Sends More Than 30,000 RADTriage and RADSticker Personal Radiation Dosimeters to Japan (prweb.com)
- US Sending World’s Biggest Concrete Pump to Japan (newser.com)
- Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hiroki Kuroda worries about brother in Japan (sports.espn.go.com)
The best thing to do, as a blogger and for compassion towards others that suffer right now is to guide others that want to help. May Our Lady Of Akita have mercy and protect our people of Japan.
From Yahoo! News:
Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude-9.0 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the small island nation, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured; almost half a million people are homeless.
Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.
AMERICAN RED CROSS: The American Red Cross is currently supporting and advising the Japanese Red Cross, which continues to assist the government in its response. You can help people affected by disasters, like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless other crises at home and around the world by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donate here.
GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. We are working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support. Our partners on the ground are working hard to provide immediate relief. Donate here.
SAVE THE CHILDREN: Save the Children, which has worked in Japan since 1986, has an immediate goal of $5 million to launch longer-term recovery for children affected by Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Save the Children has opened the first child-friendly space in Japan, protective environments where children can gather to play and share their experiences under the supervision of trained, caring adults. Donate here.
AMERICARES: AmeriCares and its relief workers in Japan are working to deliver medicines and supplies to hospitals, shelters and health responders to treat and care for survivors. The AmeriCares team began mobilizing within hours of the first reports of the dual disasters, dispatching an emergency response manager to Tokyo to direct the efforts of our relief workers in Sendai, the largest city closest to the impact zone. Our team is in direct contact with local officials, evacuation shelters and hospitals treating the injured in Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate to determine health needs. Donate here.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: A team of doctors flew to Sendai, where they will be delivering supplies, assessing needs, and identifying communities that have not yet been reached. We continue to coordinate with local health authorities and partners on critical gaps, providing technical expertise and assisting with logistics. Donate here.
SHELTERBOX: ShelterBox responds instantly to natural and man-made disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. The box includes a tent for a family of 10, cooker, blankets, water purification, tool kit and other items survivors need to rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months following a disaster. Donate here.
- A Time for Compassion | The Intersection (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- Victory! Mobile Companies Expedite Donations to Japan (news.change.org)
- 450,000 In Shelters, Help Japan’s Tsunami Survivors Now (wycd.radio.com)
- 450,000 In Shelters, Help Japan’s Tsunami Survivors Now (wlte.radio.com)
- 450,000 In Shelters, Help Japan’s Tsunami Survivors Now (kroq.radio.com)
- How To Help Japan (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
- Earthquake-Tsunami Relief Effort: What AmeriCares Is Doing to Help Japan (self.com)
- More about the Money: Why and how we’re accepting gifts for AmeriCares (austinbakes.wordpress.com)
- Lady Gaga Partners with Zynga to Save The Children in Japan (connectwithyourteens.net)
- Lending a Hand for Japan (friendseat.com)
- Dedication: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims of 2011 (mbconsulting.wordpress.com)
- Richard Maize: Our Foundation is Supporting Red Cross, Earthquake, Tsunami Victims in Japan (prweb.com)
- VIDEO: Japan tsunami victims vow never to return (bbc.co.uk)
- Ne-Yo, Solange Create T-Shirt to Aid Victims of Japan’s Quake (theboombox.com)
- Japan Donation Update: Giving Totals More Than $161 Million (huffingtonpost.com)
- Want to help Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims? IRS reminds taxpayers to check before making the donation (ascpa.wordpress.com)
- Support Japan by Viewing This Video (kal01.com)
- Japan Tsunami: Where Will All The Orphans Go? (thedailybeast.com)
- Softbank to replace iPhones lost in Japan’s earthquake, tsunami (tuaw.com)
- Video: US Navy Airlifts Supplies To Japanese Disaster Victims (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
Please read-this will clear up any misunderstandings as to how nuclear reactors work in Japan. Hopefully spreading this information will clear up any errors/lack of judgment/misinformation on the matter.
I have TRIED to stay away from the nuclear reactors in Japan, because I am not an expert nor I will ever be. What I feel more comfortable doing is posting TEPCO‘s press releases. As of lately, news are sensationalizing everything and I want to steer clear from that.
I hope this helps. Remember, the whole website can now be translated to more than 40 languages; click on the “Express Translation” tab.
-The Palin Express
- Japan: Explosion at Fukushima 3 nuclear reactor, March 14, 2011 (video) (boingboing.net)
- Greenpeace Response to Growing Troubles at Fukushima Nuclear Reactors (yubanet.com)
- Explosion in building at Japanese nuclear reactor (cnn.com)
- Fukushima Meltdown (delong.typepad.com)
- Blast at Japan nuclear plant, reactor ‘safe’: TEPCO (alternet.org)
- Why I am not worried about Japan’s nuclear reactors (volokh.com)
- Bolton discusses Japan’s nuclear reactors (riehlworldview.com)
- Sixth Japanese nuclear reactor loses cooling (go.theregister.com)
God help them all…I am speechless. Reactor number 3 exploded. More than 100K people have been evacuated, and so far 69 countries are going to help these people. 2,000 bodies found. More are to come and they better get to them quick, before decomposition begins, and further diseases will happen.
Via CNN all I see is debris and total destruction. A few lucky ones have been rescued, all trapped inside vehicles and a couple that I know that were dragged by the tsunami were rescued and are safe, but understandingly so, traumatized.
Video of the explosion below:
Check out Earthquake Report, which lists timelines and all aftershocks. Long read if you want to catch up to what’s been going on.
- Nuclear Plant Explodes/ Radiative,People Flee.Live Videos. (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- Fukushima Power Plant Explosion Reported: Did Reactor Explode? (nowpublic.com)
- Japan earthquake: Officials say nuclear catastrophe averted – Christian Science Monitor (news.google.com)
- Japan earthquake and tsunami: Thousands undergo radioactive screening after explosion (dailymail.co.uk)
- nuclear reactor still in danger, but not yet exploded (havefanwithscarlet.wordpress.com)
- “Explosion at Japanese Nuclear Plant, Radiation Down?” and related posts (ibloga.blogspot.com)
- You: Blast at nuclear plant after Japan tsunami (guardian.co.uk)
This was a really painstaking effort, but the added bonus that more than 40 languages are covered, will mean widespread word on what’s going on in the world, as well as any news and information on Goveror Palin.
This is very simple: I included a tab where you will see “Languages” and you can select a language of your preference. This will take you to the Google Translator (with the bar above), where this website can be translated from English to any language of your choice.
Please let me know if this tool is working for you. Remember that Google is not 100% accurate as a web translator, but Google is making efforts to improve. I like that the side bars are translated as well.
THANKS TO http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/ for this workaround to improve WordPress‘ efficiency and world blogging experience. Anybody that uses WordPress.com should use this tool to avoid the hassle, since plug-ins and scripts are not allowed in WordPress.com blogs.
*I feel like I delivered a 10-lb. baby, with 22 1/2 inches long.*
-The Palin Express
- Translation widget for WordPress.com blogs (onecoolsitebloggingtips.com)