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#1 Mar 18 2011 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
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/<SkyKitty> hopes for the people of Japan and holds them in her heart.

I am not an atheist nor of any one organized religion. I was taught prayer was also a form of powerful positive hope. And I have already donated twice, $25 to the Red Cross and $25 to the the Japanese American Society. And just to make people mad.. I donated $25 to the Humane Society International that provides food and help to peoples' pets.

How about if I "Hope" for the people, and "Pray" for the animals? I don't think the animals will mind, that's why I love them so much.. so different than humans.

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#2 Mar 18 2011 at 6:15 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, the situation is a bit bad.

No, it is not "really, really bad." It is certainly not "worst-nightmare, life-changing bad". There is no massive nuclear fallout. Stop listening to western news sources that are overhyping the living **** out of the situation to make it sound way worse than it is.

While your prayers and well wishes are helpful, you need to realize that the situation is under control over there. American news outlets are making the issue sound a thousand times worse than it really is because getting people to freak out is good for ratings.
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#3 Mar 18 2011 at 6:50 PM Rating: Default
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This is what my brother told me, not the news. He is an engineer at a nuke plant near my home. Ok, I will tell him he is wrong. Sorry to scare people.
#4 Mar 18 2011 at 7:05 PM Rating: Good
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
While your prayers and well wishes are helpful kind


Ain't nothin' prayer can do that a $5 donation wouldn't do better. >_>

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#5 Mar 18 2011 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Not life changing? I'd say having to go days without water, food, power, looming threat of nuclear meltdown is pretty life changing in itself, even if nothing eventuates from the ********* reactors.
Yokohama still has no food stocks thanks to everyone panic buying after the incident.
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#6 Mar 18 2011 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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KaneKitty wrote:
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
While your prayers and well wishes are helpful kind


Ain't nothin' prayer can do that a $5 donation wouldn't do better. >_>

/ducks


Echo. Japan is a relatively atheist country anyway. I'm sure they'd much rather have your humanist gestures than your religious ones.
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Kachi wrote:
KaneKitty wrote:
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
While your prayers and well wishes are helpful kind


Ain't nothin' prayer can do that a $5 donation wouldn't do better. >_>

/ducks


Echo. Japan is a relatively atheist country anyway. I'm sure they'd much rather have your humanist gestures than your religious ones.


Shinto and Buddhism are taken very seriously, in Japan.

On a further note, when donating, donate to the Red Cross, and avoid Christian charities, last thing Japan needs right now, are boxes full of bibles.

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#8 Mar 19 2011 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, but more than half the nation considers themselves atheist, and for many people, Buddhism is more a philosophy than a religion. Many Buddhists also consider themselves atheists.
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#9 Mar 19 2011 at 6:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Pyroromancer wrote:
On a further note, when donating, donate to the Red Cross, and avoid Christian charities, last thing Japan needs right now, are boxes full of bibles.


Dunno about that, apparently it's pretty cold over there right now.

I do donate to the Red Cross (£10 a month, not a one off donation to alleviate guilt) but for Japan I'd donate to Shelterbox, with so many people homeless and hungry a shelterbox would make the world of difference, and of course with enough bibles to keep them warm.
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#10 Mar 19 2011 at 6:51 AM Rating: Good
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Watch some BBC, no drama there. Besides the experts have said from the beginning of the flood that there's not that big of a threat from the power plant and have been repeating the same thing over and over again. Sadly the masses have only been thinking "chernobyl!" the entire time and don't listen to the sources that know their stuff.

They keep telling that the lack of electricity has and will be a lot bigger threat than the power plant.
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