One year ago today: Earthquake, tsunami in Japan

11 March 2012

Dogs of Japan The Dog Files 3/19/2011

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The article, with several photographs, is at The Dog Files.

Images of coastal Japan before and after the 8.9 earthquake and tsunami. Click on the image to enlarge.

At Common American Journal we continue to […]

A common sense primer on saving yourself from radiation poisoning

The writer of this article recalls two of the archetypes of nuclear poisoning: Chernobyl, and the film, “The China Syndrome.” At CAJ we were students during the Cold War and the possibility of being nuked to death by the Russians, either by way of Moscow or Havana, was permanently etched upon our young minds. At […]

President Obama’s Trivial Pursuits

Keith Koffler White House Dossier 3/15/2011

The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.

The newly installed tandem of White House […]

Navy Says 17 Americans Were Treated for Contamination

Thom Shanker The New York Times 3/14/2011

WASHINGTON — American Navy officials in Japan said early Monday that 17 military personnel who had been aboard three helicopters assisting in the earthquake relief effort had been exposed to low levels of contamination.

Cmdr. Jeff A. Davis, a spokesman for the American Seventh Fleet in Japan, said […]