Morning Freaks! Who's in the mood for a little steak and eggs this morning?
From AFP: Fears Mount in Japan over Radioactive Beef
These poor bastards just can't catch a break, can they? According to the story, apparently a farm outside of the quarantined "no-go zone" is responsible for unwittingly feeding his livestock contaminated straw, resulting in radioactive beef that slipped past the national inspection parties and into the grocery stores. Yum!
The contaminated beef has popped up in stores and eateries in 12 prefectures across the country, boasting radioactive levels six times over the established legal limit. Despite these elevated levels, government officials are assuring the public there is no cause for alarm.
Fuck that noise. No cause for alarm, my ass. I think it's time we realize that we just need to abandon the island. Get the citizens the hell out of there and just relocate. Sure, it would be a tragic loss of the trappings of one of the oldest cultures in the world, but there comes a time when people need to consider their hope for the future against their lust for the past.
And just maybe that's what would have actually happened had the various news reporting agencies actually been honest in their coverage of the depth of damage caused by this natural disaster and subsequent meltdowns. It seems every time I hear about the state of Japan, it's to say how the radiation levels keep rising higher and higher than what they originally stated was possible, while the radius of the cut off "no-go zone" steadily creeps ever outward.
Unfortunately, it would also mean sacrificing all those lovely Japanese Love Hotels I brought up a few days back. But we can rebuild! Better, Faster, Stronger!
But I guess it doesn't matter, anyway.
On a personal note, going to be running around chasing Five Guys Named moe. for the next couple of days. I'm going to do my damnedest to keep bringing you these ramblings, and that's a promise. I just might have to take a momentary relapse in building my Cal Ripkin-esque reputation of daily posts.