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    Re: Chapter 644: "To Zero"

    "We pretended not to see this warped grudge ... we were busy worrying about progress."

    Rereading this chapter, I can't help but be amazed not only by the pitch-perfect pacing (especially with...
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    Re: Chapter 644: "To Zero"

    16 characters of speechlessness.


    That was an amazing chapter.
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    Re: Chapter 639: "I`ll protect all" -Discussion

    Good point!


    (16 characters of pointedness)
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    Re: Chapter 639: "I`ll protect all" -Discussion

    Just got a chance to read the chapter on my lunch break and ... SWEET!
    Really, that's all that needs to be said. But also:




    Well, as long as he's stuck with one opponent, others can always...
  5. Re: Chapter 636: "The General From The Land Of The Future"

    Oda is somewhat notorious for drawing fluctuating sizes -- especially in comparison. Just have a look at how often Franky's size (especially in comparison to the rest of the crew, Sunny, etc) has...
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    Annnd ... it looks like we've got confirmation via this chapter cover that Wapol's evil empire is not located on Drum Island (or if it is, that Dalton and his Lapan peace-keepers are keeping it...
  7. Re: Chapter 635: "So Disgusting, You Gotta Fly" - Discussion

    As in Porsche-chan, or as in Sexy Carpenter Gina?
    If the former, it's highly unlikely that she'd leave her boss.
    If it's the latter ... hmmm ... an interesting idea ... but I get the impression...
  8. Re: Chapter 635: "So Disgusting, You Gotta Fly" - Discussion

    I'm leaning towards that idea as well. Especially since his full-blown cover story a while back showed him building up fame, influence and fortune on a different island. There's also the possibility...
  9. Re: Chapter 635: "So Disgusting, You Gotta Fly" - Discussion

    So you're saying that you think the new Evil Drum empire is essentially the same location as the old Drum empire, just with a new name? As opposed to it being some sort of new location on a different...
  10. Re: Chapter 635: "So Disgusting, You Gotta Fly" - Discussion

    Wapol!

    Damn, I haven't gotten as worked up about a cover story chapter since, well, since Ener found that nifty ancient mural on the moon.

    I'm wondering: since it's called "evil Drum", as...
  11. Re: Chapter 620: "The Theme Park We Dreamed Of" Discussion

    Ok, 2nd attempt -- hopefully this one doesn't get "eaten" too (just to be safe I'm copying it to a Word doc before hitting the submit button!)

    So much great stuff to mull over in this chapter,...
  12. Re: Chapter 620: "The Theme Park We Dreamed Of" Discussion

    Gahhh!
    Where did my post go? 45 minutes of extended rambling about war in general and Jinbe's expression in particular and it's vanished when I pressed the post button.

    *sigh*

    Well, there...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    SWEET!!
    Congrats to all involved and all who donated!
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Wow, great video --

    never thought I'd be saying that about radioactive poop ... wish the video had been around during three mile island. I was a little kid then, and it really spooked me. A video...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Greg, Steven, Tsuchirinhon --

    Thanks for the updates (and especially for putting the reactor situation in plain language for us). Glad to hear that you're all safe in spite of the aftershocks, and...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    yeah .... he's going down.


    [thanks for the summary, Aohige]
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    No, not until about two days ago.
    And I have to say I'm as appalled as everyone about him from what little I've heard and read about him in those two days!

    What I meant by my statement above was...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Yes, exactly -- in intense situations either the hero or the helpless emerges in those who are predisposed personality-wise towards either one. It's much harder to hide your true feelings when you're...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Sai -- nice art! Ponx, your sig is great too.

    Thanks for the update on the situation in Indonesia. Hopefully RDarren will be back to fill us in on the Philippines.

    Aohige -- very cool.
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Embassies are good places to go if you want to help and don't have other resources -- they will usually take yuor local currency and usually have lists of local aid organizations for donation of...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Iceborg -- many of the donation sites that have already been mentioned can be used from most countries, but if you haven't got a way to pay for things online, then wait a few days and the Portuguese...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Wild Seven, Greg -- Thanks for the informative updates, tv video images, and good to hear you're safe. Do your best to stay that way! (Props to you and Steven for establishing the English link, too)....
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Yes, of course, but the further out it spreads the less intense it gets.

    (I'm old enough to remember Three Mile Island).
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    I don't think this resource has been mentioned yet, so ...

    "Those trying to contact or locate U.S. citizens living or traveling in Japan can telephone the U.S. Department of State, Office of...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    Good thing they evacuated those areas earlier today.
    Keep us posted about updates if/when you can, Steven.
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan GREG AND ODA ARE OKAY

    According to Wall Street Journal article, the #1 plant is the smallest of the reactors. Still, that's cold comfort in light of the explosion seen above.
    ...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan

    True -- (some might say "overdeveloped" due to their high population density) -- but for Taiwan, I was thinking more in terms of building with sophisticated earthquake-resistant materials and stuff. ...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan

    Sick_Fool, do you know which port his ship was due to arrive at? And the estimated arrival time? What sort of boat he was on? You may be able to find out information from the port if not from the...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan

    ilman -- Thanks for the update! I think Tare is located in the south east, but I don't remember exactly. Take care, and here's hoping that your country doesn't have to go through this kind of...
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    Re: 9.0 earthquake hits Japan

    There's good reason to be worried about all of them, since none have the same sophisticated infrastructures as Japan, so even much smaller waves and shocks can cause as much damage.

    Tare_chan --...
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