Fuk U Shima?
Ah yes, and in the Japanese language, "Shima" is defined as:
岩波国語辞典, a Japanese dictionary, defines shima as a pattern of stripes with a different colour from the background. As pattern presupposes more than one stripe, this definition supports my intuitive judgement. In a timid old world where pedants are eager to live, shima can be defined as "multiple stripes making a pattern" and suji as a strip of different colour. The latter can refer to any number of stripes ranging from one to infinity, but, when the stripes form a recognisable pattern, shima is preferred.
So then we have the complete translation as Fuk U Stripes. Stripes as in "Stars and Stripes"?
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Thousands of U.S. military and Department of Defense personnel are being voluntarily evacuated from Japan to Seattle and Joint Base Lewis-McChord following last week’s earthquake and tsunami.The USO confirmed Friday that 15,000 U.S. personnel and their dependents will be hosted at USO centers at SeaTac and JBLM in the coming days. The evacuation is part of the U.S. State Department's voluntary evacuation of U.S. personnel following growing concerns at nuclear plants in Japan.About 6,700 people are expected to arrive at SeaTac and 8,000 at Lewis-McChord, the USO said. The USO centers will act as a hub for military support.The News Tribune reported that about 240 military members and their families evacuated from Japan arrived at Sea-Tac Saturday morning, the first of a wave of several thousand expected to arrive in the Puget Sound area this week."There’s about 190 children and 50 adults who just passed through customs," said Don Leingang, executive director of the local USO, which is helping feed the arrivals and help the to connecting flights. "It's pretty eye watering, if you really want to know."Leingang told The News Tribune that the next flight is due Monday.The USO is seeking donations as they plan to support an influx of people in the coming days. Donations can be made online at http://www.usopsa.org
. The USO said about 200,000 U.S. personnel are being evacuated from Japan to U.S. West Coast cities including San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle/JBLM.
Let me now reference this UN link:http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/ ... 60.doc.htm
ALEDIA CENTENO RODRIGUEZ, Frente Patriotico Arecibeño, said her organization had spoken last year on the United States strategy to authorize a nuclear weapons production facility in Puerto Rico, in violation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. She explained that Arecibo was home to the Arecibo National Astronomy and Ionospheric Centre (NAIC), which was used as an “ionospheric heater” [an array of antennae which are used for heating the uppermost part of the atmosphere]. Arecibo was also mentioned as a test-site for the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme (HAARP), in a patent filed by an individual in the United States, to conducted experiments related to ionospheric manipulation. HAARP could function as an anti-missile and anti-aircraft defence system, permit interception and disruption of communications, weather and submarine and subterranean communications, among other things. The HAARP patent papers also stated that the invention could “simulate and perform the same function as performed by the detonation of a heavy type nuclear device”.
Chinese HAARP at work forcing US military to evacuate Japan? But why?http://www.shanghai.gov.cn/shanghai/nod ... 42724.html
Oh that's right China had to evacuate Libya.
An estimated 30,000 Chinese nationals were awaiting evacuation, and the figure was changing as the evacuation proceeded, said Du Minghao, spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Libya.
It was expected to be China’s largest-ever evacuation, said Gao Zugui, director of the Institute of World Politics of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations.
China has suffered severe economic losses as a result of the political turmoil in Libya, it said yesterday.
About 75 Chinese companies were operating in Libya, involving about 36,000 staffers and 50 projects, said a statement on the Ministry of Commerce website.
As of Wednesday, 27 Chinese construction sites or camps had been attacked and robbed, with injuries reported but no deaths so far, the MOC statement said.
Armed gangsters attacked some Chinese companies, institutions and project camps in Libya, robbing them of grain and leaving people with shortages of materials, said the statement.
The ministry did not give a monetary value for the losses.
The evacuation was carried out by sea, air and land.
More than 4,000 Chinese left Libya yesterday on two Greek liners chartered by the Chinese Embassy in Greece, China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday.
Chinese companies, including China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company, had actively participated in the evacuation, Ma said.
Meanwhile, the Chinese embassy in Egypt said it had received more than 400 Chinese who left Libya by road.