Nearly 10 years to the day since the Christchurch earthquake, one that preceded the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. Stay safe. Always be ready to GAG: Grab and Go.
There's every reason to believe we are now entering a more seismic active epoch of the this planet's passing through time, that we've established ourselves as a species through relative calm and that normal service -- in terms of the planet's history -- is returning.
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@Zichi you’re well off there. Electrification systems used by the JR Group are 1,500 V DC and 20 kV AC for conventional lines, and 25 kV AC for Shinkansen. Electrification with 600 V DC and 750 V DC are also seen in private lines. Frequency of AC power supply is 50 Hz in eastern Japan and 60 Hz in western Japan.
@Sandybeach: Birds tend not be grounded. So the electricity stays “in" the wire,
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It can not be a "soil sample, it is a dust sample. Soil, by definition, contains, minerals, soil organic matter, living organisms, gas, and water.
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Japan has one of the lowest test levels in the G12. Very poor. Plus, you have to pay!
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Such LOW number of tests coming back with that number of positives? JHC.
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At least they didn't get run over by tanks.
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It's not 1812, when the British did a proper job on The Capitol, so, the terrorists will be controlled and sent packing. Questions must be asked of why, intentionally by the look of it, security was so unprepared, so lack when it was obvious this was going to come to the fore. Homeland Security chief is off in the ME on a farewell tour... Speaks volumes. Imagine if the insurgents had been black? They'd have all been shot. Dead.
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4 more deaths on Trumps hands, added to the C19 total. Invoke the 25th, now!
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Yes, here we go again with a Democrat win. A win for the many, not the few. A win for a future based in truth, the law and improving equality. The GOP are geriatric, odd, poisonous. They’ve eaten themselves through Trumpism.
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Granted NO relief. It is Over. Senate to the Democrates next. Thanks!
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In short, be careful who you wake up!
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What a lot of people don’t realise is that at during the 30s and 40s the US really wasn’t interested in war, truly, the majority were very much into being isolationist, they’d learnt what the Old World was during WWI. There was a saying along the lines of, "England will fight until Americas’s last man”. Then Pearl Harbour. That galvanised the nation and rightly saw a massive effort to fight back, the Doolittle raid (Aptly named) was the start of it. The Pacific theater was America’s war for sure, fought on a shoestring at first as Churchill had convinced FDR that Hitler needed sorting out first, he was right, but that put the Pacific forces in extra danger, no equipment, no support, BUT the US got on with it. An amazing sacrifice really, not comparable to Russia’s in terms of deaths, but certainly in effort, determination and focus.
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As the misanthrope steals money from the fan base to the tune of 200 million US dollars (That’s how much the devotees have given) Nero comes to mind. Once it strikes noon and President Biden comes into office, the orange now -- if not arrested -- will start to run Magaistan from Florida against the elected govt in Washington DC. It needs to be stopped. The very fabric of the Constitution is being torn.
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The US, once President Elect Biden is inaugurated, and with the Senate 50-50 and VP Harris to carry the vote for the Democrats, will be joining this free trade bloc very soon. Can’t wait!
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It is over. Biden won. Move on. The SENATE NEXT Thank you.
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Here we go again the GOP leave everything wreaked and in a complete state of chaos, the Democrats sort it out... Hurray that the GOP hive is shrinking daily. May they NEVER regain the apparatus of govt on a Federal level. Absolutely shambles, EVERY time!
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What’s next? There’s absolutely every chance he’ll be going to prison. They’ll call him “Camouflage” in the Big House. It’s easier to be parent/guardian today, because telling the truth MATTERS! Because being good MATTERS!
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This is such a pivotal moment, a point in time that may well just save the planet’s ecosystem from catastrophe. Joe Biden has a vision to transition from a carbon economy, to rejoin the international community, and address the existential threat to life as it is known on Earth, where the Amazon Rainforest is burning, where there is no ice forming in the Artic, where Siberia is melting and where animals such as the African elephant, the Polar bear, the rhino species -- that exist no where else in the Universe -- are threatened with extinction. Hope. It’s always a light in the dark. Always a beacon to steer by.
Bye Donald Trump. The craziest four years of my lifetime. Here’s to the other populists, wannabe bully boys and general “mini-me" days being drawn down to zero.
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Long term resident? Have family? Own a business? Employ people? Pay your taxes? NO come in.
Athlete for our White Elephant? Got cash to splash? Welcome.
Sickening treatment of PEOPLE!
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PLUS, remember -- and learn if you didn’t know -- the POTUS is not actually elected until mid-December when the Electoral College meets.
That Senate is OPEN to going 50-50 then with the NEW VP? Ohhh yes. Sweet Georgia.
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These "long counts" are another kind of voter suppression, the product of rules imposed in those states by Republican-controlled legislatures that in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania allowed for no early processing of the mail-in vote – despite the pandemic – and in Michigan allowed for only one day of early processing. Everyone saw this problem coming. They also saw how Trump would attempt to take advantage of the uncertainty by stealing the election, which he is, although the effort, as historically dangerous and destructive as it is, does not look particularly brilliant.
Elections officials from both parties in the states in question pleaded with the Republican legislatures for more time to process votes early, as they do in other states with Republican-controlled legislatures such as Ohio, Florida and yes, Arizona, where the race happens to have been truly close. BUT Georgia is on my mind, a real chance of getting those 2 Senate seats. Beautiful.
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Georgia: Democrats still have a chance of coming away with 50 senate seats.
The election sis not finsihed until all votes are counted. PA has until Friday, tomorrow. THAT IS THE LAW.
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As I wrote yesterday, Biden will be the 46th. Good riddance to the orang, his enablers. What a real idiocy of self, ego and division that has been finished by The People. An incumbent that FAILED. A loser. Bye!
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@Bass, not even close to finishing the count in PA.
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NO way NEAR to finishing the count. May well continue into tomorrow, the day after. So, time to go... Only 18% of PA early vote counted, Biden wiping Trump all over the floor with early voting. THINK!
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Too many different ways people have voted. Yet, Florida looking like Blow Out... for Trump. BUT Maricopa County, come on. Biden for sanity!
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