Background: Some Interesting Work on the Effects of the Sendai Earthquake

One thing constantly drummed into my head from childhood was the adage

Amateurs think strategy.

Professionals think logistics.

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Background: The Japanese Will Come Back, With Some Questions.

Japan is in the news pretty much all the time, and for the wrong reasons.  Instead of focusing on the incredible scale and sadness of the disaster — as some have done — the 24-hour media has self-pleasured itself into a frenzy on the associated emergency at Fukishima Daiichi reactors.  Egged on by the loud “newscasters” (why do they have to be so bloody loud?) people as far away as California have been stocking up on iodine pills and —get this — iodine solution!  Finally the WHO had to warn people that ingesting the latter is actually dangerous for your health!  Continue reading “Background: The Japanese Will Come Back, With Some Questions.”