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  1. Jake

    2017 Predictions

    just more of a long bumpy ride down the valley. 2017, nothing much compared to 2019 when we'll all be at each others throats.id imagine europe will go tits up first.
  2. Bob Prechter said it a long time ago.
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    (or a short term trade)
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    Platinum is just a sexy industrial metal rarer than gold. That's all. Industry is fu@@ed and no central banks keep it. Platinum may as well be history.
  5. I wasn't aware you had moved. Good Luck!
  6. http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/AJ201604170010.html
  7. Thanks Dr Bubb! House I rented 2 years ago-flattened. House I rented 1year ago-flattened. House I now live, basically untouched! Life is random. A word on prepping. Well worth doing. Others are right now standing in lines for toilet paper and having rice balls prepared by the army, water ditto and searching for a stocked supermarket by news bulletin. I have none of these problems and am thankful for that. So there is a great benefit in being prepared for the unseeable/unthinkable.
  8. Yes. Fortunately we seem to have dodged a bullet and are unscathed. Carnage elsewhere however.
  9. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-16/japan-struck-by-deadly-earthquakes-in-southern-prefectures/7332284
  10. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-16/magnitude-7-earthquake-hits-southern-japan-no-tsunami/7331862 Scores of people are feared to have been buried alive after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 32 people, and as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides. Key points: Large 7.3 magnitude quake hits southern Japan's Kumamoto, where nine people died on Thursday Reports of toppled buildings, bridge collapse, heritage building damage 20,000 rescuers to descend to area Sunday A second powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, trapping people across a wide area in collapsed buildings barely a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region. "The total number of deaths rose to 32," said Yumika Kami, a spokeswoman at the Kumamoto prefectural government. Around 70,000 people have been evacuated, including 300 from an area close to a dam thought to be at risk of collapse. Rescuers dug through the rubble of collapsed buildings and mud and debris on Saturday to try and reach those trapped, but continued aftershocks hindered rescue efforts and fuelled fears of more powerful quakes. "Nothing is more important than human life and it's a race against time," said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, warning rescue efforts were critical with wet weather forecast overnight which could further damage weakened buildings and cause landslides. "I want rescue activities to continue with the utmost effort," Mr Abe said at a government meeting after the disaster. The epicentre of the quake was near the city of Kumamoto on the southern island of Kyushu and was shallow at a depth of 10 kilometres, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. GALLERY Japan struck by deadly earthquakes in southern prefectures Experts have warned of more aftershocks, with geophysicist John Bellini from the USGS saying: "We would not be surprised to see more earthquakes of this size". Hillsides gave way as huge landslides swamped houses and severed transport links, while fires engulfed several homes. Buildings were reduced to rubble, including a university dormitory, where at least two students died, with fears for the safety of dozens of other people over a large area. "We are aware of multiple locations where people have been buried alive," chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference. "Police, firefighters and Self Defence Force personnel are doing all they can to rescue them." Isolated villages in the mountainous area of southern Kyushu island, the focus of the quake, were completely cut off by landslides and damage to roads, with at least 1,000 people believed trapped in one area alone. Some people were also trapped in a nursing home in the town of Mashiki, according to national broadcaster NHK. Rescuers managed to pull 10 students out of a collapsed university apartment in the town of Minami on Saturday. Television footage of the area showed fires, power outages, collapsed bridges and gaping holes in the earth. Residents near a dam were told to leave because of fears it might crumble, broadcaster NHK said, while the 400-year-old Kumamoto Castle in the centre of the city was badly damaged. Adding to worries was the eruption of a nearby volcano, although seismologists cautioned there was no evidence of a link and said activity was limited. No irregularities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the area, a senior government official said. PHOTO Evacuated residents wait at a park in Higashi-ku in Kumamoto City. AFP: KAZUHIRO NOGI Hospital at risk of collapsing The very large quake came as emergency responders were working to reach areas already affected by a 6.2 magnitude tremor that struck late Thursday. Mr Suga said around 1,500 people were injured, with 80 of them hurt seriously, but warned the figure was in flux and likely to rise. He said extra troops would be sent to help, with up to 20,000 due on Sunday, as well as more police, firefighters and medics. "We are making every effort to respond," he said. The region's transport network suffered considerable damage with one tunnel caved in, a highway bridge damaged, roads blocked by landslips and train services halted, media reported. NHK said authorities were considering evacuating patients from a Kumamoto city hospital over fears it could collapse as a wave of aftershocks shook the area. The hospital was slanted and soldiers were sent to the scene to assess the situation, according to reports.
  11. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/16/national/second-strong-quake-rocks-kumamoto-area-dozens-feared-trapped-in-collapsed-homes/#.VxIxWbdhic1 SIGN UP | LOGIN ≫ NEWS MENUCITY GUIDE Search NATIONAL Second strong quake rocks Kumamoto area, killing at least 19 REUTERS, AFP-JIJI, KYODO APR 16, 2016 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE MASHIKI, KUMAMOTO PREF. A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Kumamoto Prefecture early Saturday, killing at least 19 more people and bringing the total number of deaths since Thursday evening to 28. Scores have been injured and many buildings have been damaged or totally destroyed.