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Because there are other things happening in the world besides election politics — like fooling with Mother Nature.
via MSNBC PhotoBlog
(credit: Joji Otaki / EPA caption: This handout photo, released Tuesday, shows a healthy adult pale grass blue butterfly (top) and a mutated variety (bottom). Severe mutations were found in butterflies collected near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.)
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An early theme after Japan’s quake/tsunami (with ugly comparative overtones to Haiti) was that the Japanese don’t loot. This recent newswire pic (caption below) suggests conclusion, at least, might have been premature.
(photo: AP caption: An evacuee looks at his liquor shop where a thief stole the stuff while his absence, as he and other evavuees, returned home for a brief visit in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Saturday, June 4, 2011. The tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is located in the town.)
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Not like any pic you’d ever see of a Western corporate exec. Remember BP’s Hayward? He danced. …No surprise this pic is being reblogged like crazy.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri weeps as Japanese officials finally admit that radiation leak is serious enough to kill people. (via motherjones)
In wire pic of Obama’s surprise visit to Japanese Embassy, notice how three light bars on suit lend weird radioactive vibe.
(photo: Pool/Getty Images caption: U.S. President Barack Obama stands in the Japanese Embassy while making a surprise visit March 17, 201 in Washington, DC. Thousands have been killed after the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck the northeast coast of the Japan. Presently the country is struggling to contain a potential nuclear meltdown after the nuclear plant was seriously damaged from the quake. via: Obama Visits The Japanese Embassy - Pictures - Zimbio)
I hope I’m dead wrong but certain images coming out of Japan have the feeling — this family trekking on their own on a long dusty road lined with rubble — of a post-apocalyptic future. #prayforJapan
SECOND ESCAPE A family in Minamisanriku evacuated the city. (Photo: Kyodo News via Reuters / The New York Times)