In the Guardian, a story on the 50 to 70 TEPCO employees, now known in English as the Fukushima 50, who are working to prevent full-scale nuclear disaster at the beleaguered power plant.
Wearing protective gear, "some are assessing the damage and radiation levels caused by the explosions, while others cool stricken reactors with seawater to try to avert a potentially catastrophic release of radiation."
Prime Minister Kan today warned the company of serious consequences should it decide to remove the remaining workers before the plant has been made safe. "In the event of a withdrawal, I'm 100% certain that the company will collapse. You must be determined to solve this."
Domain-traders and Hollywood film agents, start your "Fukushima Fifty" engines now. At the time of this blog post, fukushima50.com and fukushimafifty.com are taken. No word on film scripts.
Paul Horner says he made more than $10,000 month writing fake news on Facebook that was widely shared by Trump supporters and picked up by the real press — for example, hoax stories about protesters being paid to turn out against Trump — and that he targeted Trump supporters as an act of “satire” to […]
As U.S. headlines bombard us with proof of how low humanity can go, here’s a look at a happy, peaceful, and prosperous country — The Netherlands — to remind us that it is actually possible for the human race to get it right. If people want to change present circumstances through liberal ideals, it’s helpful to look […]
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Looking to upgrade your weekend? Here are three randomly awesome products on my mind this week.#3 FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth EarbudsAs more and more phones and gadgets switch to Bluetooth-only compatibility, you’ll need to get Bluetooth headphones like the rest of us. I’ve been super impressed with these affordable magnetic headphones. Pull the magnetic earbuds apart to auto-connect […]
Traditional folding wallets are designed for paper bills—but these days, carrying cash is rarely a necessity. More often than not, I don’t carry cash at all. This Bogui Clik Wallet is the best answer I’ve found for avoiding the hassle of those tight-fitting credit card pockets.This attractive, minimalist wallet features a protective lip, so my cards don’t […]
Using my iPhone while it’s charging is always a hassle. With tucked-away outlets and the meager length of included lightning cables, comfortable scrolling while plugged in is annoying. These 10-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cables are super convenient and probably the best iPhone accessory purchase I’ve made.At over three times the length of normal cables, these reach anywhere you […]