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#1 Mar 14 2011 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
hi guys im on way to help out as best i can in japan! see u in a week or 2

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#2 Mar 14 2011 at 4:02 AM Rating: Good
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Good luck sir. If coming on your own rather than with an organization I hope they'll let you as we can use whatever help we can get down here.
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Good luck!
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Japan is a very highly populated country with tons of people trained for this kind of thing--this would be like Japanese coming to help with 9/11 recovery efforts.
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#5 Mar 14 2011 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
yfaithfully wrote:
Japan is a very highly populated country with tons of people trained for this kind of thing--this would be like Japanese coming to help with 9/11 recovery efforts.


Couldn't have hurt, but I won't go there. I am very interested in the recovery effort in Japan, if for only the reason to watch them to see if they do better than FEMA and the like. Then again, a bunch of rednecks with pontoons or fanboats and a a few kegs of beer could get more done then FEMA(Yeah...that's right FEMA your response to Katrina was a joke without a punchline.)

Edited, Mar 14th 2011 11:34am by StateAlchemist2
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Grand Master Alchemist StateAlchemist2 wrote:
yfaithfully wrote:
Japan is a very highly populated country with tons of people trained for this kind of thing--this would be like Japanese coming to help with 9/11 recovery efforts.


Couldn't have hurt, but I won't go there. I am very interested in the recovery effort in Japan, if for only the reason to watch them to see if they do better than FEMA and the like. Then again, a bunch of rednecks with pontoons or fanboats and a a few kegs of beer could get more done then FEMA(Yeah...that's right FEMA your response to Katrina was a joke without a punchline.)

Edited, Mar 14th 2011 11:34am by StateAlchemist2


Ummm I am cajun... And from the region where Katrina and Rita hit...not all of us are rednecks... However we do like our fan hoats :D
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#7 Mar 14 2011 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
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Just curious as to what the OP is "off to japan" to do.

Are you going with the US Military? because there's nowhere for new arrivals to really find shelter atm. Do you read and speak Japanese? I've been to Japan on a two occasions, and even in Tokyo where they have many signs/directions spelled out in both kana and kanji, as well as english, you still need a translator to get around efficiently.
Did you bring all your own food and water? As you've read if you've been following the news, there are people in great need of it there. Did you make an arrangement with an organization as to what and where you'll be helping? You aren't going to be able to just drop in and start doing any old thing you want.

This is a pretty horrible tragedy, and if you are using it to get some attention on a game forum, as I suspect you are, that's pretty **** pathetic, even for a forum troll.

I've looked into what US citizens can do to help the situation in Japan. All of the organizations are saying the same thing - donate. As food and shelter is at a premium, they are discouraging any civilians from heading to Japan atm.

They have the US military and the Red Cross there already, both which are self sustaining as far as food and shelter go.
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#8 Mar 14 2011 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default
The 63-strong UK International Search and Rescue (UK-ISAR) team, including seven specialist firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, has now joined forces with the U.S. teams from Fairfax County and Los Angeles County and has unloaded 8 tonnes of specialist equipment at the at the U.S. Misawa air base.

On arrival in northeast Japan today, the highly-trained specialists received a thorough briefing on the situation and priorities in the affected region.

The UK-ISAR team is now on route to Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan. Challenging conditions await them, after a tsunami more than 10 feet high was observed at Ofunato Port with more than 300 houses washed away in the city and extensive damage caused to local infrastructure.

The team is well-equipped to face these conditions, with specialist tools that can penetrate reinforced concrete and metal to gain access to victims and shoring equipment that allows team members to maintain a safe working position during rescue operations.

Further updates will be available when the team arrives in Ofunato City and the search and rescue operation gets underway.




this is my team and what we do!
#9BushwicktheBlack, Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 10:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Your foot is so far in your mouth its coming out of your own ***.
#10BushwicktheBlack, Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 10:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Best of luck to you. If there were more like you the world would be a little better.
#11 Mar 14 2011 at 11:01 AM Rating: Default
yfaithfully wrote:
Japan is a very highly populated country with tons of people trained for this kind of thing--this would be like Japanese coming to help with 9/11 recovery efforts.



The level of dooshyness contained in this comment is absolutely staggering.
#12BushwicktheBlack, Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 11:03 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I literally cannot beleive you ***** little ******** You can NOT be serious.
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Djspookythewonderman wrote:
The 63-strong UK International Search and Rescue (UK-ISAR) team, including seven specialist firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, has now joined forces with the U.S. teams from Fairfax County and Los Angeles County and has unloaded 8 tonnes of specialist equipment at the at the U.S. Misawa air base.

On arrival in northeast Japan today, the highly-trained specialists received a thorough briefing on the situation and priorities in the affected region.

The UK-ISAR team is now on route to Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan. Challenging conditions await them, after a tsunami more than 10 feet high was observed at Ofunato Port with more than 300 houses washed away in the city and extensive damage caused to local infrastructure.

The team is well-equipped to face these conditions, with specialist tools that can penetrate reinforced concrete and metal to gain access to victims and shoring equipment that allows team members to maintain a safe working position during rescue operations.

Further updates will be available when the team arrives in Ofunato City and the search and rescue operation gets underway.




this is my team and what we do!


You and "Your team" arrived the day before you "left for japan".
When using google to try and back up your ******** with news articles, it's helps to know not every newsite reports the same story the same day. You should have read the story instead of the date the article was published, it stated clearly when the UK-ISAR arrived.
Besides you probably shouldn't be posting on Zam if you're still in the air, which you should be if you are enroute to Japan from the EU, or NA....
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BushwicktheBlack wrote:
yfaithfully wrote:
Japan is a very highly populated country with tons of people trained for this kind of thing--this would be like Japanese coming to help with 9/11 recovery efforts.



The level of dooshyness contained in this comment is absolutely staggering.

If the OP's job is search and rescue during international crises, that warrants a mention. What is the point of the thread otherwise?
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I just find it odd that someone who is a fan of the avant-garde academic DJ Spooky AKA The Subliminal Kid is a fireman.

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#16 Mar 14 2011 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
I'm calling BS on this.

Anyone who is on the way to help in Japan is certainly not stopping to post on ZAM.

The copy/pasted news article is the saddest part. Besides, if you are going to take credit for the work of real heroes, you should at lest try some puncuation.

That's right. I just went all Grammar **** on you. Plus I just mentioned *****, thus triggering Godwin's Law:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

OP, You should donate your sock to the Red Cross:
https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?5052.donation=form1&df_id=5052&idb=0

Edited, Mar 14th 2011 7:00pm by SmashingtonWho
#17 Mar 14 2011 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
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That's right. I just went all Grammar **** on you. Plus I just mentioned *****, thus triggering Godwin's Law:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law


Godwin's Law doesn't apply if it is intentionally invoked for the sake of triggering Godwin's Law though.

EDIT: Also, it looks like bushie's posts are defaulting to sub-default now. I loled.

Edited, Mar 14th 2011 7:05pm by Mikhalia
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