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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:10 PM
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Malnutrition rife in quake zone (JAPAN)
Masanori Tonegawa / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer

KESENNUMA, Miyagi--Due to deteriorating hygiene caused by power blackouts, suspension of the water supply and poor nutrition from food distributed at evacuation centers, protecting disaster victims' health has become a serious issue in areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

"Let me check the bedsores on your back," said Hiroka Wakimoto, a doctor from a Kyoto hospital, who was making a house call to treat a 67-year-old bedridden stroke victim in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, on Saturday afternoon.

After talking to the patient, Wakimoto washed her bedsores with tap water and applied topical cream.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110425003912.htm
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:15 PM
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1. K&R. (nt)
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iemitsu Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:23 PM
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2. :( this is so sad.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:53 PM
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3. +1000.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:55 PM
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4. Sending in another ten-spot to Japan relief certainly couldn't hurt. (nt)
Donations can be made to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief by texting
REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation (USA)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:58 PM
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5. More orgs. to donate to...


Customers can easily make a $10 donation by simply sending a text message and may choose from nine organizations aiding those in need in Japan, including the American Red Cross. Donating $10 is easy simply text the specific word to the organizations designated short code:

ADRA Relief: text SUPPORT to 85944
American Red Cross Relief: text REDCROSS to 90999
Convoy of Hope: text TSUNAMI or SUNAMI to 50555
GlobalGiving: text JAPAN to 50555
International Medical Corps: text MED to 80888
Mercy Corps: text MERCY to 25383
Salvation Army: text JAPAN to 80888
Save the Children Federation, Inc.: text JAPAN or TSUNAMI to 20222
World Relief Corp. of National Association of Evangelicals: text WAVE to 50555
World Vision, Inc.: text 4JAPAN or 4TSUNAMI to 20222

Verizon Wireless has quickly implemented a mobile giving program for customers looking for a quick and easy way to contribute to Japan relief efforts. customers can use their mobile phones to make $10 donations to a host of non-profit organizations responding to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
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iemitsu Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:16 PM
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7. thank you for this information.
it can't be posted often enough.
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StarsInHerHair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:00 PM
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6. do NOT donate to the Red Cross
http://www.charitynavigator.org / search this link for a better option, I only say this becausevof thevRed Cross' failure after Katrina, after Haiti..........
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:59 PM
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8. Agree. They're off my list.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:08 PM
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9. I think my best option was
http://www.globalgiving.org
You get constant updates on where the money is going
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:49 AM
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10. The Japanese Red Cross is a fine organization
Edited on Tue Apr-26-11 02:52 AM by Art_from_Ark
Whenever there is a disaster in Japan, they are there on the ground.

http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/index.html
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:44 AM
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11. Kick. (nt)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 05:55 PM
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12. Kick. (nt)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:33 PM
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13. And one more kick. (nt)
:kick:
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:36 PM
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14. Why? Japan's a rich country. No reason for this.
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:13 PM
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15. The reason is that a MOUNTAIN of water smashed their country flat
Sadly, the scope and severity of this disaster has largely escaped most people. They are, instead, focussing their attention on the comparitively minor unfolding problems at the nuclear plants.

This was Hurricane Katrina times a thousand, with an unimaginably severe earthquake thrown in for good measure.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:27 PM
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16. You must have missed this photo
Edited on Tue Apr-26-11 09:31 PM by AsahinaKimi


and this one..



and maybe this one...



and this



All different places..
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:28 PM
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17. It's way too sad
:cry:
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 11:42 AM
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19. Every city for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of miles.
And again, throw in an unimaginably powerful earthquake on top. An earthquake so severe it broke waterlines, killed power, shattered roads, and caused refineries to detonate hundreds of miles away. And all anyone wants to talk about is the nuclear leak, and how it might make some people sick or kill a few of them, and some others wont be able to go home.

HELLO PEOPLE!!!

As many as thirty or forty-thousand wont go to any home because they are dead. Another million have lost everything they have to live for, their homes and clothes and games and pictures, all their memories, their heritage, the very landmarks they knew down to the freaking rocks they sat on as children are gone forever. It is so bad that Japan is bracing for a second Tsunami, this time not water but suicides. The survivors are stumbling through the freezing mud scrounging for food and blankets, orphaned children are walking miles every day, day after day, searching shelters for anyone they know, snatching a handful of food when they can get it. You think someone is actually counting them?

And THIS is why I am so adamant that the anti-nuclear folks, who have gleefully siezed upon this tragedy to advance their agenda, need to shut the fuck up and stop distracting attention away from this unfolding humanitarian disaster. What they are doing is the equivalent of coming across a woman's body in the weeds, her skirt hiked up and panties hanging off one ankle, and crying in outrage because her Prada handbag is lying in a puddle of mud. I hate that crap in the same way I loathed Bush for using 911 to advance his police state agenda. It was wrong then and it is fucking wrong now, with the difference being that I expect that crap from the douchebags on the right. I expect perspective and intelligence and compassion from MY team.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 03:24 PM
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21. no didn't miss the photo. But Japan has the resources and technology to get food to
this area.
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 05:25 PM
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22. Sometimes it happens that things are not as simple as they appear
America had a hard time managing one flooded city. Japan has hundreds wiped off the map, along with the roads that lead to them. Many of their ships that might have helped are sitting miles inland, the trains that might have helped carry supplies are off the broken rails. Even many airports were wrecked. Nor do they have a massive standing army ready to march into the fray.

Again, America struggled with one city and minimal collateral damage.
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 08:24 PM
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23. tragic!!!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 11:12 AM
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18. Kick. (nt)
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 02:36 PM
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20. kick
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