To quote J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Japan’s population has gotten so old that diaper manufacturers are selling more adult diapers for incontinent seniors than they are baby diapers.
Unicharm Corp’s sales of adult diapers in Japan exceeded those for babies for the first time last year.
This is a pronounced trend all over the developed world. As people live longer and as fertility rates fall, there is a proportionately a larger and larger population of elderly retirees being supported by a proportionately smaller and smaller population of young workers paying taxes and interest on debt.
... and the earth is strong.
We posted the aerial of this the other day, and don't usually go back and revisit, but .....
We saw this first at our friend Charles G's facebook page, and have subsequently received emails from Brendan C., Cheryl W. and Kirk?
It already has well over 330,000 hits, so maybe you've seen it.
I've just been sitting here watching it over and over.
Near the end of this thing, somebody's little house just floats by with probably damn near their entire life in it.
We've been all over the place looking for serious analysis that we could understand (the catch) concerning the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The best thing out there at the moment is a letter from Dr, Josef Oehmen who is billed as a research scientist at MIT, to the family of a blogger who has emigrated to Japan.
That letter can be found here at Morgsatlarge-blogeriffic and again at Bravenewclimate.com with some additional diagrams which are nice to look at.
There is some more reasonably easy analysis to be found at World Nuclear News back there.
News Daily provides some "for Dummies" analysis and comparisons between Fukushima, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.
The photo will link you up.
With regards to the Three Mile Island core meltdown.
Click on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's logo below for their "Backgrounder" on the event and it's outcomes.
Not very long.
Pretty easy to skim for gist.
The only funny thing here is that sooner or later everyone takes a shot at the Russians.