60 Year Old Japan Tsunami Miracle Survivor: Hiromitsu Shinkawa Found 10 Miles Out at Sea Clinging to Roof
Miracle … Japan Tsunami survivor found 10 miles out at sea clinging to the roof of his home.
In the midst of all the horrible and terrible stories of death and destruction in the aftermath of the Japan 8.9 earthquake and tsunami, comes the following miraculous story. 60 year old Hiromitsu Shinkawa was found safe and rescued 10 miles out to sea floating on the roof of his home. After clinging to the roof for two days following the tsunami, Shinkawa was spotted by a self-defence force destroyer taking part in the rescue as he waved a self-made red flag.
A 60-year-old man has been found on the roof of his floating house nearly 10 miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Japan.
Hiromitsu Shinkawa must have resigned himself to his fate when he was swept away by the retreating tsunami that roared ashore in his home town of Minami Soma in Fukushima prefecture.
As the wave approached, Shinkawa took the fateful decision to return home to collect belongings. Minutes later he was out at sea clinging to a piece of the roof from his own home.
Talk about your real life version of Japan ‘Survivor” or ‘Castaway’.
This is hardly a laughing matter … Nice priorities
Barack Obama, the Comedian in Chief does what he does best, provides us with yet another “Lost in Smallness” moment as he yuks it up and jokes around as the world is literally burning. Is an 8.9 magnitude Japanese earthquake, a subsequent tsunami where 10,000 are presumed dead, Japan’s worst crisis since WWII, 10.1% unemployment & 19.8% underemployment, increasing cost of oil & $4.00 gasoline, chaos in the Middle East, continued foreclosures in the US, states on the verge of bankruptcy, an out of control federal deficit, continued terror threats and Americans still trying to find jobs a laughing matter?
President Obama used his first appearance at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner as POTUS to push home an already labored point — with a little help from The Boss.
Taking the stage to give the evening’s closing remarks, the president looked toward the live band at the back of the room and asked, “Can we go with the song we talked about?”
The band struck up Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” drawing big laughs from the some 650 government officials, political figures, news executives and journalists in gathered at the Washington Renaissance hotel for the club’s 126th anniversary. (read the full story at the Politico)
We stated how inappropriate this was yesterday, guess what, it is still inappropriate today. Because it is such a laugh riot that at the Gridiron Club they would play Bruce Springsteen’s ”Born in the USA”as a reference to Obama’s lack of producing a long form birth certificate as the World burns. Hell, this President could not even produce a budget that was worth the paper it was written on, maybe they should have played Pink Floyd’s ‘Money’ instead.
President Obama Grapples with Japan Earthquake, Libya and Oil Prices … As He Plays Golf & Yuks It Up at 126th Annual Gridiron Club Dinner Saturday Night
Could Obama be any more inappropriate?
According to President Barrack Obama, the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has killed so many and caused so much destruction has left him heart broken. Really? I guess he was trying to get over his broken heart while playing golf again today or attending the 126th Annual Gridiron Club dinner is DC tonight, yuking it with the press.
In the video above Obama also tried to defend his handling of the volatility of the situation in Libya by saying, “we are slowly tightening the noose on Muammar Gaddafi”. Tightening the noose? Imagine if any one in the GOP every used such verbiage, it would be deemed hate speech. Obama also tried to dowenplay the soaring gas and oil prices.
President Barack Obama will speak at the 126th annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington on Saturday evening.
The white-tie event is an opportunity for journalists to poke fun at public figures and political themes of the day. .
With the world in turmoil from earthquakes to escalating oil prices to uncertainty in the Middle East to the world and US economic down turn and Obama us going to find fun and humor in the political themes of the day. Really? How appropriate. Obama missed last years event because shilling for Obamacare was too important; however, with crisis every where … The Comedian in Chief thinks it is perfectly A-O-K to joke around while Americans are jobless, losing their homes and Japan is in complete disarray.
Now, Google has launched the Person Finder Tool, a free information service for those posting information about people or looking for someone. The tool is available in multiple languages. Google uses data from the social networking sites and across the Internet to find records on missing people – they are currently tracking 64,600 records as of Sat., March 12.
Google Person Finder, a project of the Google Crisis Response division of Google.org, was built by Google engineers in response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti to help those affected by the earthquake connect with their loved ones. Google Person Finder can also accept data from other similar registries and display them together at one place.
UNREAL, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Sees Devastating Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster as an ‘Opportunity’ for Obama to Remind People He Was Born in Hawaii
WHAT IS WRONG WITH MSNBC’S CHRIS MATTHEWS … IS HE COMPLETED VOID OF A CONSCIENCE?
Most likely 1000′s are dead, people are missing and too many to count are injured and without a home in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquakein Japan and the tsunami that followed; however, for MSNBC’s liberal mouth piece, Chris Matthews looks to have President Barack Obama use it for his person opportunity. Even worse, after watching the carnage and devastation of buildings collapsing, a 30 foot wall of water wrecking havoc and people’s lives being ended, Matthews first though was how this could benefit Obama? This man truly has no heart or soul.
After watching the video below, is the first thing that comes to your mind that Obama should use the Japan disaster for his own gain and remind people that he grew up in Hawaii?
In the imortal and discable words of Rahm Emanuel, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” It would appear that Chris Matthews is following the same tact for Barack Obama when it comes to the Japan earthquake and tsunami. From NewsBusters comes the following where Matthews poses the question and believes Barack Obama should use the earthquake as an opportunity, “Was this sort of a good opportunity for the president to remind everybody that he grew up in the United States and Hawaii?”
When it comes to the Leftist, in the tank liberal MSM, why is everything supposed to be about Barack Obama and getting him reelected? Why isn’t it about those that are affected by a natural disaster and the families of missing loved one’s and those who have perished?
“That’s the first thing I thought of,” Matthews insisted. “Such a large number of people believe he grew up in [Kenya], they’re buying this thing that’s coming from Huckabee,” Matthews insisted.
A somewhat visibly flustered Todd politely rejected Matthews’s argument:
TODD: Look, do I think they thought this was another chance? No. I mean, they called this press conference because they hadn’t had an opportunity to speak about gas prices…. This was a case where events crowded out the whole purpose of the press conference. That’s an interesting theory. It certainly did give him an opportunity to remind folks of where he grew up and the folks he grew up with.
MATTHEWS: Yeah, it’s pathetic he has to do that, but thank you so much, Chuck Todd.
MATTHEWS: Sorry to bring you into our intramural concerns here, but one of them is this strange critique of him from the right that he’s not really one of us that never seems to end. Thank you Chuck Todd for that great reporting on an unusual and very strange topic.