Japan Earthquake

Mar 14th, 2011, in Featured, News, by

Some of the local reactions to the Japan earthquake and tsunami tragedy; worries about economic impact on Indonesia.

Obviously the following notes are trivial compared to the tragedy but on an Indonesia focused site....

Via JP

Indonesia’s exports and imports with Japan may be impeded by the recent massive earthquake and tsunami that resulted in damaged infrastructure in mainly coastal parts of the archipelago.

Japan is the country’s number one export destination for non-oil and gas products, accounting for nearly 13% of overall exports, or $16.5 billion in 2010.

In a similar vein, Edy Putra Irawady, deputy for industry and trade to the coordinating minister for economic affairs, said Indonesian companies should look elsewhere:

So exporters, importers and business world alike should be patient or switch to new markets other than Japan

He also worried that the massive Japanese investment in Indonesia would decline.

And the minister of Transmigration and Manpower worries that the disaster will limit work opportunities for Indonesian guest workers; there are currently 17,000 Indonesians there, many of them nurses, and Muhaimin Iskandar is fearful that the companies that employ them will go broke or have severe liquidity problems.

On a more positive note the Indonesian Red Cross/Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) is going to send 7 people to help.


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151 Comments on “Japan Earthquake”

  1. avatar Hans says:

    jews also has a history of cousin marriages

    Yes, the Jews who are of Arab origin, Jews from other parts of the world has never married cousins.
    As you understand it does not help to point out that the neighbor did it, it is a simple childlike way of looking at this breeding program, and the women who are victims of this honor to be proud to marry someone she might not think she wants to be a slave to.

  2. avatar Hans says:

    The weather modification, creating earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis with HAARP technology
    http://www.abbaswatchman.com<img src="” alt=”” />

  3. avatar nobody says:

    Oigal:
    “Or quoting FPI as proof Muslims are all one big happy family….seriously what would you expect? ”

    Are you a native english speaker? If you reread you will notice the word “even” preceding “FPI”, which in means “not only the (so called) moderate, even the (so called) extreme hardline muslims (FPI) accept the Shia as one part of their Muslim brother”.

    Talking about “educated Indonesians”…….,isn’t it a bit condescending.. as if there are very few of them, and obviously imply that all of you (who mentioned that phrase) are “educated”, and more so (at least on the same level) than those “educated Indonesian”.

  4. avatar ET says:

    nobody

    Talking about “educated Indonesians”…….,isn’t it a bit condescending.. as if there are very few of them, and obviously imply that all of you (who mentioned that phrase) are “educated”, and more so (at least on the same level) than those “educated Indonesian”.

    There we go again. Every word used has to be put on a balance and weighed against this self-inflicted inferiority complex. It’s getting boring.

  5. avatar nobody says:

    “not only the (so called) moderate, even the (so called) extreme hardline muslims (FPI) accept the Shia as one part of their Muslim brother”.

    Which supports the claim of one big united Muslim family, even across such a wide spectrum….
    c’mon, educated expats, help save the earth by conserving letters.

    It is very difficult, Islamically speaking, for a muslim to claim someone or a group to be outside the fold of Islam, as it have a very serious consequences: from the status of marriage, inheritance, civil/political right, etc, will be affected. And there is injunction in the Qur’an against easily calling someone not a muslim without justified reason.
    If you study Islamic law, there are guidelines as to which lines that can’t be crossed in order to still be considered Muslim, and it is not decided by FPI.

    This is why, unlike Christians who can readily claim Hitler or any criminals “not a Christian”, (except by a certain very extrimist group) you wont find anyone call anyone “Not a muslim” without clear Islamically justified reason. Not even any “Moderate Muslim” will do that. For example: Saddam Hussein. He supposedly gassed whole Kurdish/Shiite cities. But even the Iranian or Kurds do not call him “not a muslim”. Saddam Hussein was considered a Muslim, and he will answer for anything he did to his Maker, just like all of us.

  6. avatar Oigal says:

    I think the man was drawing line between educated civilized people and those pig ignorant bullies, traitors and thugs more commonly who hide in their cowardly groups under the various banners claiming a pious right to murder innocents. If those are your brothers your gene pool needs flushing.

  7. avatar Lairedion says:

    Is there any news on the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan on this particular thread?

  8. avatar nobody says:

    Sorry, I agree we should not continue repeating that particular single issue infinitely.

  9. avatar Hans says:

    New maybe this on the vegetables in the markets, is radioactive contamination. It was April 26, 1986 in Sweden we got The Chernobyl disaster, the radioactivity came from the rain, and was measured only up at our nuclear power plant in Forsmark, where they get panic, and wondered what was wrong.
    in northern Sweden, we still have problems with the reindeer become radioactive, reagents are trying to feed the animals by hand before slaughter, but still where many animals are almost fluorescent, they are buried.
    who knows maybe we got an increased rate of evolution, what we know so far we have no increase in cancer or other diseases related to Cesium. half-life of 30 years. so the problem is probably fixed itself soon

  10. avatar Hans says:

    Japanese “Chernobyl” could kill 400 000

    If an accident should befall one of the Japanese power reactors are of the same size as the Chernobyl reactor accident, up to 400,000 lives and cost required to amount to 33 000 billion over 50 years.
    a similar accident happens in a corresponding large Japanese reactor that what happened in Chernobyl, Ukraine 1986th
    Intense radiation would prevent people from living within a radius of between 160 and 200 km downwind from the accident site. Agriculture can not be conducted within a radius of 500 km.
    The greatest damage would occur if the northerly winds blowing from the nuclear power plant in the densely populated areas
    The death toll would be highest on the westerly winds carried the radioactivity in Tokyo and Kanagawa. 17 000 people would die in the short term, 410 000 over an extended period.
    The average cost of 7400 billion. He points out that energy companies are only required to ensure the facilities so that the insurance covers damages to 4.3 billion, thus 1/1720- of the estimated damage costs.

    Not since 1959 has there been any more extensive calculations of the harmful effects of radioactivity in case of accidents. That was before the big Japanese investment in nuclear power had begun. The authorities estimated the cost of a nuclear accident to 265 billion.

  11. avatar realest says:

    Yes, the Jews who are of Arab origin, Jews from other parts of the world has never married cousins.
    As you understand it does not help to point out that the neighbor did it, it is a simple childlike way of looking at this breeding program, and the women who are victims of this honor to be proud to marry someone she might not think she wants to be a slave to.

    Actually Ashkenazi Jews makes up 80% of the world’s Jews living today and, in a study, they found that any two Ashkenazi Jewish participants shared about as much DNA as fourth or fifth cousins. If you’re going to say this is some random crap, please note that this study is published by the American Journal of Human Genetics which I assume will take enough samples to eliminate the coincidence factor.
    Also you might want to look beyond two paragraphs on wiki’s cousin marriage to actually describe something you’ve no idea about.

  12. avatar Hans says:

    We have very few Jews, as asylum seekers and immigrants, so ther is a lack of knowledge and interest for them. However, we have many Arab Muslims and African Muslims, who come as asylum seekers. these communities, we have had major problems with them in school, they can not handle school, it´s like they trying to make western Europe STUPID, and the authorities in Norway and Denmark tried to find out why, why have so many of the arab and african have an IQ down to 60 – 70.

  13. avatar deta says:

    Hans, Norway and Denmark are some of the coldest places on earth. Everybody comes as immigrants will find that it is hard to compete with the natives at school. At least that’s according to Richard Lynn who said that high IQ is associated with colder climates.
    Oh, my….

  14. avatar Oigal says:

    why have so many of the arab and african have an IQ down to 60 – 70.

    Ok, even allowing for Han’s interesting use of language, I have trouble with that one. Little doubt, any immigrant has trouble with recording good scores in educational set tests for any number of cultural and/or environmental reasons. However there is a significant difference between education and IQ. As an example, most of the people I work with here have low to very low education standard and could not pass a standard international test to save their lives but to accuse them of being low IQ would be absurd. If fact, a damn bit brighter than a lot of bloggers particularly the LooneyCon and Barry Obama thread kind.

    At least that’s according to Richard Lynn who said that high IQ is associated with colder climates.

    That seems strange as well Deta. There seems to be preponderance of high achieving Asian students throughout all Western Institutions. Never heard any of LoonyCons complaining those sneaky pale skinned Fins are keeping my web fingered offspring out of university.

  15. avatar deta says:

    At the risk of being out of topic, I can’t help reacting to Hans’s comment as well. Other than that particular study, there are also some others studies connecting IQ to skin colour, GDP, climate, even religion (I don’t know why these people are so obsessed with what’s inside someone’s head, but, well…). But a high score of correlation factor between two parameters doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a causal relationship between the two.

  16. avatar ET says:

    deta

    high IQ is associated with colder climates.

    One doesn’t have to be an Einstein to understand that colder climates are a very strong stimulant to further a culture of study and research in order to protect oneself against a hostile natural environment not suitable for all-day long bengong. After many generations this culturally determined behaviour is likely to become entrenched as a genetic marker, although I believe this hasn’t yet been scientifically proved. On the other hand not all places with tropical climates fall under this common denominator like e.g. Singapore and Hong Kong where the average IQ of the populace is around 107, the highest in the world. It shows however that a prevailing culture which stresses intellectual development is of paramount importance for a high IQ.
    But it should also be noted that IQ tests measure only a fraction of the potential of the human brains so their results shouldn’t be awarded absolute value.

  17. avatar deta says:

    One doesn’t have to be an Einstein to understand that colder climates are a very strong stimulant to further a culture of study and research in order to protect oneself against a hostile natural environment not suitable for all-day long bengong.

    Hmm.. if environment is the reason, the same thing should happen in the area with dry climate and infertile soil, but why that’s not always the case?
    But I agree that IQ is overrated.

  18. avatar ET says:

    Hmm.. if environment is the reason, the same thing should happen in the area with dry climate and infertile soil, but why that’s not always the case?

    Dry climate and infertile soil usually mean hunger. Empty stomachs in turn are no fertile ground for blossoming thoughts, only for lethargy.

  19. avatar Hans says:

    We have many students from Asia and Indonesia, these students have excellent academic performance, even those students who came in 60-70 century and was not aloved to return home to Indonesia when the studies were finished, many now have well-paid jobs and their children as well.

    We have had immigration since the sixties, children and grandchildren is born here, school problems often continue where the grandchildren come from marriages that are honor related.

    Agree! IQ should not have to do whit education, if test is done properly

    and this is actually a really big problem, the debate is great now, we do not know how to help these children. the problem is that these children can not study at secondary level, which is a must here today, hard working is a different era, it is what it is? !

    cool hmm, that changing weather with hot and cold is very important for the technological development and a more rapid evolution whit smart solutions.
    do not know if this makes any race more intelligent.

  20. avatar Oigal says:

    colder climates are a very strong stimulant to further a culture of study and research in order to protect oneself against a hostile natural environment not suitable for all-day long bengong

    The African plains or kicking back in my Alpine lodge? Seems a hostile environment is a bit subjective. Not to mention the great civilizations of the past mostly seem to come from the warmer regions. Could be me but seems a few flaws in the ice makes me smart theory.

  21. avatar Hans says:

    WAAAOO What

    Hurtgruten

    Price starting at:
    £5220
    Ordinary price
    Per person in
    2-bed cabin

    http://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/Global/Images/Norway/580x235-OLD-ProdPage/norway_spring(580x235).jpg

  22. avatar Lairedion says:

    Hans, are you OK?

  23. avatar diego says:

    @Lairedion

    I guess not.

  24. avatar ET says:

    Oigal

    Seems a hostile environment is a bit subjective. Not to mention the great civilizations of the past mostly seem to come from the warmer regions.

    Things like this are indeed a lot more complicated than a simple exclusive one on one relationship. But the statistics, unless pure coincidence, show clearly there is a correlation between IQ and climatic environment, at least in present times. Unless one believes in predetermined genetic programming this phenomenon is to be investigated further to find out what has brought about this correlation, with room of course for other influential factors.

  25. avatar deta says:

    But the statistics, unless pure coincidence, show clearly there is a correlation between IQ and climatic environment, at least in present times.

    Correlation doesn’t always indicate a causal relationship between two variables. If IQ and climate show a relatively high correlation factor, there are these possibilities: high IQ is the cause of cold climate (which is impossible), cold climate is the cause of high IQ (possible with the reason you mentioned in the previous comment, but hard to prove genetically), or there are third influential factors, i.e economic growth, nutrition, etc, etc, which bring about this correlation indirectly.

    Laird, Hans is okay. Could be the cold climate that makes him very hard to keep up with.

  26. avatar Hans says:

    The power is partially restored in the control of the third reactor at Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.

    The situation in reactor three, the most threatening to the power station. Reactor fuel is a mixture of uranium and plutonium, which makes it more dangerous than ordinary fuel.
    http://www.hbl.fi/utrikes/bildvisning.php?artikel=f13031

    £5220
    Do not know, I get a shock when I get such a price, although the price for a 14 day trip with three meals a day, all inclusive except gifts.
    £ 15,000 for the family is a lot of money, that’s what a good little car costs.
    It still has not gathered momentum on my supercharged MB, tricky when AUT gearboxes messing. Do not know if I should buy the Suzuki or Toyota for my wife, Suzuki has a lot of MB technology, and Toyota is the best but more expensive.
    I love u, wherever you are, it’s almost Easter and the egg-eating. my wife goes to church and I eat them nicely painted eggs.

  27. avatar realest says:

    the webcam shot on the fukushima site gets updated on the first minute of every hour change: http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/f1-np/camera/ (you cant get any picture after 18:00 wib coz it’s too dark)
    at exactly 15:01 WIB, i refreshed the site and a huge black smoke was coming from one of the reactors. tepco was quick enough to censor that particular hour’s shot and nobody else could access it. what a joke !

  28. avatar kid with a koma oh wait wait coma says:

    wasn’t even that bad. i fell thirty feet from my hotel. and i just got out of my coma and im in perfect condition. it wasnt even that bad. i only broke like 26.2 bones in my body and im perfectally fine there is nothing wrong with me. and my leg can turn completly around. oh right and my kitty kat died. then i fell off a bridge and cut my scalp and now i cant wip my hair back and forth. on the bright side i still have my 8 toes. OH OH OH I JUST GOT A 720 NOSCOPE ACROSS MAP ON HIGHRISE. srry to get off topic. damit my eyes hurt! ok back to the earthquake…..i surfed the tsunami on my sick totally awesome new long surf board dude!

  29. avatar gandma with polar bear says:

    it was horrific. me and my polar bear were going to the grocery store and we felt the earth quake all the way over in canada. it was so weird cuz the ice started to crack and shaking and i thought it was me and mr. polly (polar bear) cuz we weigh about 1500 pounds together… me 500 pound and polar bear 1000 pounds. so we decided to go to mcdonalds just like americans would and we ordered 6000 chicken nuggets and ate them ALL!

  30. avatar funny says:

    nobody.

    you know u r in my country, rite? Indonesia? not arabs? ya know just to make sure u know where ur? u mightve mistaken this country for arab. if u do, dont worry. anyone couldve mistaken this beautiful country to arabs (not). im pretty sure u can book the next flight home with no trouble at all.

    cya 🙂 i wish u well and do have a good life in arab among ur brothers

    what ru saying? u dont wanna go home? oh ur an indonesian? i couldve sworn…… o well. here in indonesia we have bhinneka, pancasila, and the red and white. they might not doing so well, but i can assure u. they will not die. least of all to the arabs culture. so as an indonesian, that should make u happy and all giddy inside 😀

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