Flowers For Japan

Just a quick announcement for those interested in honoring the victims of the Japanese earthquake that has taken so many innocent lives. Based on conversations on Twitter (#JapanVigil) and a call I made to the Japanese Embassy, some of us have decided to simply leave flowers at the Japanese Embassy in Amman tonight starting at 8pm.

The initial idea was to have a little candle vigil but the embassy were worried about bothering the neighbors.

Here’s a map to the embassy:


  • The following link provides list of reputable sites/organizations who one can donate money to. Also “…there’s been an unexpected show of support from pop megastar Lady Gaga” who is selling US$5 Lady Gaga Earthquake Relief Wristbands via her online store.

    Another thing: perhaps, time is ripe to raise the question about Jordan’s plans to build a nuclear power plant? Looking at what is going on Japan the whole idea of building such plants in seismically active areas, and Jordan is one of them, seems simply insane.

  • all my respect to the Japanese.

    With all there know-how and technology, with al the water of the ocean, they were not able to stop the nuclear catastrophe or the “accident beyond all expectations”.

    beware of the plans to build nuclear reactors in Jordan; poor people in Zarqa they don’t know that a reactor is to built there and cooled by water from a sewage plant. The accident beyond expectations is to be expected – thanks to atomic dr T who nuked the education system in this country.

  • Greg Palast is an investigative journalist. The following is from his recent article “Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear Plants. The no-BS info on Japan’s disastrous nuclear operators” . Given Jordan is full bent on building a nuclear reactor everybody should be aware what is entailed:

    “I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations…

    The failure of emergency systems at Japan’s nuclear plants comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked in the field.

    Nuclear plants the world over must be certified for what is called “SQ” or “Seismic Qualification.” That is, the owners swear that all components are designed for the maximum conceivable shaking event, be it from an earthquake or an exploding Christmas card from Al Qaeda.

    The most inexpensive way to meet your SQ is to lie. The industry does it all the time. The government team I worked with caught them once, in 1988, at the Shoreham plant in New York. Correcting the SQ problem at Shoreham would have cost a cool billion, so engineers were told to change the tests from ‘failed’ to ‘passed.’ …

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  • I guess that would be the fastest and most direct way to help. Please people, every dinar counts:

    We heartily appreciate your kind offer of donation.If you wish your fund to be distributed directly among the affected population of the earthquake and tsunami, please direct your fund to the following bank account. If you need the receipt of your fund, please state so clearly in the comment section of the bank transfer order. All the fund received under this account will be transferred to the Distribution Committee, which is formed around the local government of the disaster-affected prefecture and to administer the distribution of fund.

    Name of Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

    Name of Branch: Ginza

    Account No.: 8047670 (Ordinary Account)


    Payee Name: The Japanese Red Cross Society, Donation for Japan earthquake/tsunami

    Payee Address: 1-1-3 Shiba-Daimon Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN

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