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Floating island of rubbish three times size of BRITAIN floating towards California
Mirror UK ^ | 11-5-13 | Christopher Bucktin

Posted on 11/06/2013 8:45:11 AM PST by 444Flyer

Five millions tons of debris made up of devastated property is making its way to the US following the 2011 tsunami in Japan

A floating island of debris three times the size of BRITAIN is heading for the California coastline sparking huge environmental concerns.

Five millions tons of rubbish made up of devastated homes, boats, cars and businesses is making its way across the Pacific Ocean following the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Scientists have already discovered debris on the west coast but their latest findings suggest California is expected to be hit with a deluge all at once.

America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released their latest findings showing a huge island of rubbish floating northeast of the Hawaiian Islands.

Boffins have been unable to say for certain when the debris will wash ashore but they have been closely monitoring its movements which stretches from Alaska to the Philippines.

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


TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2011tsunami; california; debris; fukushima; trashnado; tsunami
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California's been trashed for years by the Liberals, so... "What difference does it make!".
1 posted on 11/06/2013 8:45:11 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

Yes, they deserve it.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 8:46:14 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 444Flyer

Yesterday’s posting said the size was Texas..???


3 posted on 11/06/2013 8:46:32 AM PST by Paul46360
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To: 444Flyer

Maybe they can find a governor in all that crap who might be better than Brown...


4 posted on 11/06/2013 8:47:40 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: fwdude

Do you know the founder of Free Republic resides in California ?


5 posted on 11/06/2013 8:48:01 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: 444Flyer

Disguise it as an EBT distribution center, push it back out to sea and Cali’s problems will be solved!


6 posted on 11/06/2013 8:48:02 AM PST by albie
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To: 444Flyer

Send a couple of old tanker ships out there to scoop it up. Send the bill to Al Gore.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 8:49:00 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 444Flyer

And how much of it is radioactive? Oh well, the scope of this is difficult to fathom but so is welcoming illegals from Mexico.


8 posted on 11/06/2013 8:49:10 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: al baby

no kidding?

I’m gonna have to make a note of that.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 8:50:07 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 444Flyer

Damn Japanese junk flooding our country...


10 posted on 11/06/2013 8:50:24 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: 444Flyer

Ask Hank Johnson if this is as bad as Guam tipping over...


11 posted on 11/06/2013 8:51:45 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Paul46360

12 posted on 11/06/2013 8:51:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Paul46360

Does (3 X Britain) = Texas?


13 posted on 11/06/2013 8:51:58 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: 444Flyer

Øbama can save us again...


14 posted on 11/06/2013 8:52:00 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: al baby

There are a lot of good people in California.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 8:52:19 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I remember reading a year or so ago about a freighter that reported entering a debris field somewhere in the mid-Pacific that they indicated was in excess of one-hundred miles long East-West and stretching as far as the eye could see North-South. Gonna be a Hell of a mess for whoever’s shore it winds up on.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 8:52:50 AM PST by FAA
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To: fwdude

They will find a way to make the Fed clean it up for them...


17 posted on 11/06/2013 8:52:56 AM PST by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: smokingfrog
You're right. Looks like a job for Algore.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 8:53:02 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: 444Flyer
A football was also discovered on an Alsakan island still with its owner’s name it.

The boy was traced to Rikuzentakata.

HUH!!???

19 posted on 11/06/2013 8:53:28 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 444Flyer

I’ll take that floating rusting fishing boat. Can someone retrieve it and tow it to my house please?


20 posted on 11/06/2013 8:54:06 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: 444Flyer

Why don’t we just build some golf courses and resorts on it?


21 posted on 11/06/2013 8:54:42 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Paul46360
--noticed that too--and I believe the figure quoted was either one or five million tons.

--struck me that even five million tons of anything spread out over Texas would be a mighty thin layer---

22 posted on 11/06/2013 8:54:45 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Paul46360

Texas is indeed three times the size of Britain.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 8:54:57 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: fwdude

Come on now.

We do the best we can.

You can’t find anywhere else that has the weather, ocean, mountains, arts, sports, etc like we got.

And the weather?

Only other spot is Chile with it’s coast and mountains.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 8:55:11 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 444Flyer

Obama order this so he could walk across the water on his next Hawiian Vacation.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 8:55:14 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Paul46360

Yesterday’s posting said the size was Texas..???

IT IS ALIVE, ITS ALIVE!!!


26 posted on 11/06/2013 8:56:35 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 444Flyer

Dump waste oil on it and drop a few flares! Instant glo-bull warming!


27 posted on 11/06/2013 8:56:52 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: laplata
"There are a lot of good people in California."

There are. If only they could to take it back! Libs have ruined the culture, beauty and resources of the once great state.

28 posted on 11/06/2013 8:57:00 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: Paul46360
Yesterday’s posting said the size was Texas..???

Yeah, they should settle on a size comparison we can all agree on, like "smaller than obama's head" or something like that.
29 posted on 11/06/2013 8:57:36 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: 444Flyer
I'm trying to picture just how "thick" this debris is...it's not as if there's something the size of Texas that you could walk across without sinking, after all. Let's see: It sounds as if the debris "field" is about 300,000 square miles in size, with 5 million tons of stuff floating around. That's about 17 tons per square mile.

Not exactly a solid island, but still a lot of debris, and the larger pieces are probably navigation hazards.

30 posted on 11/06/2013 8:58:21 AM PST by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Tenacious 1

Sure does. Texas’ area in square miles (268,820) divided by the area of the island of Britain (88,745) works out to about 3.03.


31 posted on 11/06/2013 8:58:39 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Or 257 Rhode Islands.


32 posted on 11/06/2013 8:59:13 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: fwdude

Yet another bucketmouth from Texas...

What a surprise!


33 posted on 11/06/2013 8:59:41 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: fwdude

Somehow, someway... the legislature will find a way to tax it.


34 posted on 11/06/2013 9:00:15 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: fwdude

No, they don’t.


35 posted on 11/06/2013 9:00:43 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 444Flyer

I need to call Michael Bay, I have a movie idea.


36 posted on 11/06/2013 9:02:38 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: 444Flyer
5 million tons is less than 2 square miles, assuming a depth of a yard.

Put another way, it is about 10-12% of the trash California produces in any given year.

37 posted on 11/06/2013 9:02:40 AM PST by wideawake
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To: 444Flyer

Debris which has been collected with what looks to be Japanese writing on it and could be related to the Japanese tsunami.

Seriously? The Mirror couldn't locate an expert who could confirm whether or not that is, in fact, "Japanese writing" on it?

38 posted on 11/06/2013 9:02:55 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

and know The Usurper loves golf. He can go and golf there and ooops that land sank. O well sometimes things happen. =)


39 posted on 11/06/2013 9:03:11 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: 444Flyer

Reminds me of the floating island in Snowcrash.

Beware a large man with “POOR IMPULSE CONTROL” tattooed on his forhead...


40 posted on 11/06/2013 9:03:18 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: 444Flyer

wow, thats crazy.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 9:03:38 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: mountainlion

42 posted on 11/06/2013 9:05:15 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: 444Flyer

So why not just use that “island” to test some nuke? Seem’s like you’d get two birds with one stone.


43 posted on 11/06/2013 9:06:45 AM PST by zencycler
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To: dead

Well technically, that’s Chinese writing on it - that it came from Japan is a likely theory, but there are other options.


44 posted on 11/06/2013 9:06:58 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: wideawake
"5 million tons is less than 2 square miles, assuming a depth of a yard."

Not if it's all Styrofoam.

45 posted on 11/06/2013 9:07:01 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: fwdude

Yes, they deserve it.


Thats the spirit. Cheer the physical destruction it will do to the state because some libs live there. Good grief.


46 posted on 11/06/2013 9:07:05 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: 444Flyer

Hypothesis:

To prevent all the lawsuits from California Japan invades and takes over the coastal half of the state claiming they are performing a “cleanup.”

Rather than risk all out war the US agrees to an uneasy peace. Keeps border closed, leaving all the welfare recipients and unions in Japan’s half.

Japan returns all the Mexicans to Mexico; housing prices plummet overnight as half the population is gone. Welfare recipients are relocated to disputed islands in the South China Sea.

With the major motropolitan areas no longer in the United States California becomes a deep red state. Without the California lock Democrats start losing elections badly.

The quality of television shows and movies soar.

IT COULD HAPPEN.


47 posted on 11/06/2013 9:07:40 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Paul46360

Global warming sunk a third. Another third capsized like Guam with too many people on it


48 posted on 11/06/2013 9:08:42 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: eclecticEel
Well look at you! You just bested the research staff of The Mirror and were able to confirm that it is, in fact, not Japanese writing.

You'd think they'd be able to score somebody to make that determination.

Thanks, btw, it is interesting that it is Chinese writing, though of course its probably from Japan. You could wash any part of the US into the sea and find plenty of crap with Chinese writing on it!

49 posted on 11/06/2013 9:10:54 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Paul46360

Texas is much bigger than England,,, much. Google images for “Texas Europe size comparison”.
Its really kind of funny. And Alaska makes it ridiculous.


50 posted on 11/06/2013 9:11:03 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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