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What a comeback! Eleven months after the tsunami ravaged Japan, a series of pictures reveals the
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/1/12 | David Baker

Posted on 02/11/2012 7:31:02 PM PST by ColdOne

Full title..What a comeback! Eleven months after the tsunami ravaged Japan, a series of pictures reveals the incredible progress being made to clear up the devastation

When Japan was hit by both an earthquake and tsunami in quick succession in March last year, the images of devastation gripped the world.

And now after 11 months of tireless rebuilding, these pictures reveal the amazing progress made since those tragic events.

Photographers returned to the scenes of desolation to take these stunning shots that capture the way in which the areas most severely affected have changed.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; japan; tsunami
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1 posted on 02/11/2012 7:31:07 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

A stark contrast to our Katrina.


2 posted on 02/11/2012 7:37:01 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

Well, the victims of Katrina had evil, white Republicans keeping their foots on the necks of the downtrodden victims. Not so in Japan.


3 posted on 02/11/2012 7:44:34 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: ColdOne

WOW! From what I’ve read, it is also being done for a fraction of one of our ‘bailouts’.

This is what happens when you don’t have an EPA to deal with.


4 posted on 02/11/2012 7:48:43 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Doctor 2Brains; SunkenCiv

You know there were a lot of people who said this would be the final nail in the coffin for Japan.


5 posted on 02/11/2012 7:50:53 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: ColdOne

Can we bring these guys over to work on Detroit?


6 posted on 02/11/2012 7:51:59 PM PST by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: ColdOne

Somebody ‘splain to me again that “all cultures are equal”. Haiti or Katrina vs Japan comes to mind.


7 posted on 02/11/2012 7:54:36 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: ColdOne

Where’d they take all that stuff?????


8 posted on 02/11/2012 7:56:25 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: umgud

A stark way to learn a simple lesson about construction. Never build on a floodplain, it’s called a floodplain for a reason.


9 posted on 02/11/2012 8:03:06 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: umgud

A stark way to learn a simple lesson about construction. Never build on a floodplain, it’s called a floodplain for a reason.


10 posted on 02/11/2012 8:03:34 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: goodnesswins
My guess is China. We'll eventually see products from the recycled debris here, even the radioactive stuff.

These can't be real. Everyone knows rebuilding can only be done with loads of American taxpayer's dollars.

11 posted on 02/11/2012 8:05:36 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: goodnesswins

“Where’d they take all that stuff?”

With any luck it hits San Diego right around the DNC coronation convention.


12 posted on 02/11/2012 8:05:41 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: goodnesswins

hehehe. good question!


13 posted on 02/11/2012 8:07:18 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Oatka
'Somebody ‘splain to me again that “all cultures are equal”. '

No, they aren't. WWII comes to mind.

14 posted on 02/11/2012 8:08:06 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Oatka

The Japanese have a “Stop whining and do something about it” attitude.

Others just sit around and wait for help.


15 posted on 02/11/2012 8:13:35 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Temple Owl

My exact thoughts too.


16 posted on 02/11/2012 8:16:48 PM PST by zbogwan2
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To: mnehring
re: WOW! From what I’ve read, it is also being done for a fraction of one of our ‘bailouts’.

No doubt that is true. If they ever totally opened the books and let us see where all the money went the waste, fraud, and abuse would be blinding.

17 posted on 02/11/2012 8:21:51 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: umgud

I will refrain from stating a stack of obvious retorts.


18 posted on 02/11/2012 8:27:45 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: Oatka

The Japanese culture of respect for law, hard work and patriotism for country has no equal.


19 posted on 02/11/2012 8:35:22 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion.)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

“re: WOW! From what I’ve read, it is also being done for a fraction of one of our ‘bailouts’.

No doubt that is true. If they ever totally opened the books and let us see where all the money went the waste, fraud, and abuse would be blinding.”

There was a HUGE amount of fraud with large amounts being detected. And of course the Obamamite administration recently announced it was forgiving the debt stemming from that fraud for any fraudster with an annual income of not more than $90,000. Of course that includes most of the Democrats’ voting bloc in southern Louisiana.

You can’t make this stuff up!


20 posted on 02/11/2012 8:36:17 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: entropy12

I see you have been over here and know these people...


21 posted on 02/11/2012 8:38:27 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: ColdOne

Just like Haiti...oh wait.


22 posted on 02/11/2012 8:45:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ColdOne

There will likely be an economic boom in the region, since the infrastructure will be all new. Like when we rebuild an enemy state after a war.


23 posted on 02/11/2012 8:51:21 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

You are right. The VICTIMS of Katrina perceived the evil white republicans were holding them back. The rest of us just cleaned up the sh*t and moved on. Much like the Japs.


24 posted on 02/11/2012 8:58:30 PM PST by logitech
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To: goodnesswins

They probably added 10% to the land area of Japan by landfilling all the debris! I’ve seen a map showing how much land has been reclaimed in Tokyo harbor in the past 50 years or so and it’s amazing.

Now if they could just get to where things didn’t glow in the dark...


25 posted on 02/11/2012 9:04:45 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ColdOne

Someone needs to post a KATRINA 11 months after picture, for contrast...


26 posted on 02/11/2012 9:14:11 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: umgud
It depends on what area you are looking at. Rural Mississippi was actually hit harder than New Orleans, hardly received any federal assistance (compared to New Orleans), and was still cleaned up and back to somewhat normal long before New Orleans.

Here are some before and after photos of the recovery efforts in Mississippi.

27 posted on 02/11/2012 9:14:16 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: bigbob

Hiroshima still glows in the dark....just look at this picture...

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9NlukXR0RDD5H1tFZ9UpPXEFsY1yEkaObZr7zRGiOxh4Ne6tPnA


28 posted on 02/11/2012 9:26:57 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion.)
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To: entropy12

and 1 more photo of Hiroshima...

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJ7vjMn6OdxC2tfZWZi4Gsbou8UTDcDEDasDkEmJgh6eXJFYzJnA


29 posted on 02/11/2012 9:30:05 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion.)
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To: goodnesswins

Various government programs have been set up for waste disposal, but most of it was simply handled at the local level, by local citizens, pulling on their gloves and getting down to work.

Wood was sorted and stacked, metals were separated, vehicles were pulled into huge lots where they identified, their owners or heirs were contacted, etc.

Lots of the wood debris was pulverized for use as fuel in local projects aimed at producing hot water for both warmth and bathing.

Many more land reclamation projects have been delayed because the owners and heirs cannot be located, and there are laws governing property disposal in those situations, but things will be picking up smartly once the required waiting periods are past.

None of this surprises me. It’s simply not the Japanese way to sit back and wait for people to do things for you. Everyone is expected to do what they can to fix things themselves.


30 posted on 02/11/2012 10:00:51 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: Temple Owl

“Can we bring these guys over to work on Detroit?”

It will look like Detroit again a few months after they’re back in Japan.


31 posted on 02/11/2012 10:03:38 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Ronin

The other thing is that tsunamis have happened so often in their history, the Japanese culture is more or less genetically ‘programmed” on how to deal with natural disasters on the individual level.


32 posted on 02/11/2012 10:13:37 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: umgud

New Orleans was a special basket case. The rest of America’s coastal people who have been struck by hurricanes do not waste time wallowing in the aftermath of muck and politicals of race baiting victimhood. I’m glad for Japan.


33 posted on 02/11/2012 10:31:15 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: ColdOne

They are all Japanese. That is their strength. There was a time when we were all Americans. But, sadly, no more. And we are the worse for it. If we had another WWII, we would lose.


34 posted on 02/11/2012 10:40:21 PM PST by Octar
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To: Ronin

Your post doesn’t surprise me...thanks for filling us in....


35 posted on 02/11/2012 11:15:25 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: ColdOne
There was a time, long past, when the American spirit thrived and recoveries like this would have been possible.

Long past...

36 posted on 02/12/2012 1:27:03 AM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: ColdOne

Here in America, the permanent “victims” of a natural disaster would be lounging around drunk in their stinking, trashed-up FEMA trailers yelping for more free taxpayer money to be added to their debit cards.


37 posted on 02/12/2012 1:44:34 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Theoria
WWII comes to mind.

Oh yeah.. Back when America was America. It seems so long ago now.

38 posted on 02/12/2012 1:47:16 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: umgud

“A stark contrast to our Katrina.”

Yup, thanks to perverted plantation Democrats and the entitlement mentality of the perpetual “victims” and welfare scum who think the Government needs to wipe their butts for them.

Losers, all of them.


39 posted on 02/12/2012 3:23:26 AM PST by Levante
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To: ColdOne

And therein lies the difference. The Japanese will band together to emerge stronger. If 9-11 had happened in Tokyo, the Twin Towers would`ve been rebuilt and functioning within two years. America...can`t.


40 posted on 02/12/2012 3:40:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Mears

This country is somewhere in between. We can`t get anything rebuilt in short order because the politicians, unions, EPA, and other special interest groups want their piece of the action.

Eventually we get something done, at 20x the reasonable cost and time expected to do the job.


41 posted on 02/12/2012 3:47:01 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: entropy12

You have to remember also that to Japanese appearances are top priority......even when things aren’t right or how they need to be they have to appear so as quickly as possible.

It is not so much in the US and other countries.


42 posted on 02/12/2012 3:58:46 AM PST by caww
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To: Lancey Howard

Yep. Back when those floods struck the midwest in 1993, hundreds of our troops volunteered to go and clean up the cities.

Some drew the unlucky card of East St. Louis.. many were having garbage thrown on them and threatened by the “locals,” who, instead of actually getting out and assisting in THEIR neighborhoods, sat back in their Section 8 dwellings, collecting government aid and eating government-supplied food.

No, cultures are not equal.


43 posted on 02/12/2012 4:01:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: ColdOne

Dang!

Look at all that scrap metal!

A feller could build hisself a rite good “Non Ferris IRA” with that stuff!

http://buckandmabelsbigadventure.blogspot.com/2007/02/plannin-fer-future-wif-yore-nonferrous.html

An dont forget bout all them “yard art” possibilities either;

http://buckandmabelsbigadventure.blogspot.com/2007/01/redneck-yard-art.html


44 posted on 02/12/2012 4:07:13 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: mnehring

There is something they don’t have to deal with, but it isn’t the EPA in this case.


45 posted on 02/12/2012 4:51:26 AM PST by Venturer
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To: goodnesswins

Some ocean bay is now filled, compacted and ready for new industry.


46 posted on 02/12/2012 6:41:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Perdogg; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks Perdogg.


47 posted on 02/12/2012 7:14:51 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Mears

Amen.

They remind me of the German civilians in WWII who were clearing the streets just as the Allied troops were leaving town.


48 posted on 02/12/2012 3:48:41 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: caww

Correct, and same thing true for most all oriental countries.
I wish appearances also meant something in the US for the inner cities. Some areas of Detroit, Philly are a disgrace.


49 posted on 02/12/2012 5:06:29 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion.)
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To: goodnesswins

Detroit still looks like a tsunami hit it.


50 posted on 02/12/2012 5:10:09 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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