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Old 05-04-2011, 11:04   #1
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A Bright Spot in the Dismal News from Japan

Found this on CNN, story of a Japanese skipper who took his boat out through the Tsunami, survived and is working to keep his island community supplied, transporting medical people and others. All for free or donations of fuel.

Defiant Japanese boat captain rode out tsunami - CNN.com

Any guy who talks to his boat is AOK in my book



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Old 05-04-2011, 11:42   #2
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I think he should adopt that pup they rescued the other day! They would be a doughty duo!
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agree .. talking to a boat or a dog is normal in my world
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That is why I like the Japanese. The spirit of the Samurai lives on. Its not the first Tsunami the Japanese have faced. In their history a giant tsunami saved them from invasion from mongol armies, (led by Genghis Khan's son)
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I think he should adopt that pup they rescued the other day! They would be a doughty duo!
That dog got reunited with the owner yesterday.

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That is why I like the Japanese. The spirit of the Samurai lives on. Its not the first Tsunami the Japanese have faced. In their history a giant tsunami saved them from invasion from mongol armies, (led by Genghis Khan's son)
umm, sorry, it was the Typhoon that wrecked the second Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281. That's where they got the name Kamikaze (devine wind) for their suicide pilot program.


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Found this on CNN, story of a Japanese skipper who took his boat out through the Tsunami, survived and is working to keep his island community supplied, transporting medical people and others. All for free or donations of fuel.

Defiant Japanese boat captain rode out tsunami - CNN.com

Any guy who talks to his boat is AOK in my book



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The fellow had the right instincts. If I ever was in an area where there was a Tsunami warning I would head out to sea ASAP. Your chances of you and the boat surviving are much better than staying near the shore or in a harbor:
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umm, sorry, it was the Typhoon that wrecked the second Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281. That's where they got the name Kamikaze (devine wind) for their suicide pilot program.


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What happened to the giant wave I always see pictures of. Another incident? My Japanese history is a little rusty, I tried looking it up but it took too long.
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What happened to the giant wave I always see pictures of. Another incident? ...
Are you wide awake when you see these images? Are they accompanied by surreal sounds?
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Re: A Bright Spot in the Dismal News from Japan

I believe the term kamikaze means divine wind and originally referred to the two giant typhoons which decimated the mongol invasion fleets of 1274 and 1281. Of course, these huge storms created enormous waves and tidal surges, so that is probably what you are thinking of.
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Are you wide awake when you see these images? Are they accompanied by surreal sounds?
You may have me on that one.
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I believe the term kamikaze means divine wind and originally referred to the two giant typhoons which decimated the mongol invasion fleets of 1274 and 1281. Of course, these huge storms created enormous waves and tidal surges, so that is probably what you are thinking of.
I've seen a poster with a giant wave, the blurb under it is, "the giant wave that saved Japan from the Mongols". It was digitized and became briefly popular in the computer world.
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Here is the digital version.
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