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  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 18:28:36View | Delete

    My pleasure.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 18:16:11View | Delete

    There definitely is one in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan because my friend/colleague Stu Levy has plans to go there for the memorial. I haven’t heard of anything here.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 17:49:07View | Delete

    I hope it’s serious. And yeah, geothermal would also be a good choice of alternative, renewable energy Japan could use in lieu of Nukes. Iceland is largely powered by geothermal…it’s a mature technology.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 17:42:32View | Delete

    OK, Chris, what do you want to see in the wake of the release of your film?

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 17:41:14View | Delete

    Do you know the origin of the word “Kamikaze?” One of the few places the Khans could not subjugate was Japan. The armada of Kublai Khan was wrecked both times in two separate invasion attempts because of typhoons that hit each time. Japan is located in part of the Pacific that gets lots and lots of wind. I understand that there will be a pilot plant off the coast of Fukushima prefecture.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 17:32:24View | Delete

    Wind power could be huge in JP.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 17:31:04View | Delete

    Yeah, that seems to be how the problems start.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 17:23:18View | Delete

    Bureaucracies move very slowly and need in an emergency is immediate. You can see this in Pray For Japan…three days passed before the first NPOs could get food to the people sheltering in that school. And you could see this with Superstorm Sandy…it was only thanks to Occupy people spontaneously organizing to help that help got to people in the affected areas. There are still parts of the Sandy affected areas who still don’t have power. The utilities, the Red Cross, FEMA, they all are at a disadvantage and move even slower than community organizers and small NPOs. But the big dogs need to get nimbler, because they have more power to help than ad-hoc and NPO/NGO groups.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 17:08:09View | Delete

    It’s necessary: it’s not over in Tohoku by a longshot.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: 3.11: Surviving Japan

    2013-02-11 17:02:29View | Delete

    Christopher is a friend of both Pray For Japan and myself. I’m glad you invited him to do this Movie Night discussion!

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Waiting Room

    2012-12-10 17:25:43View | Delete

    That’s why I am doing this for the Web…I can do it on a super thin, fraying shoestring. Also I know about this from personal experience…I was part of the team that got the Tohoku earthquake/tsunami documentary Pray For Japan finished. That ride is still continuing between social media, the website and the Host-A-Screening program as well.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Waiting Room

    2012-12-10 17:21:08View | Delete

    This is why I want to do documentary filmmaking myself…to raise awareness of issues that are ignored. I’m working on a documentary web series called “Linux Inside” which will spotlight all the places Linux and other Free/Open Source software hides in our everyday lives, and I’m also going to be collecting health care stories for another web series called “We Can’t Wait For Health Care.” It’s an independent extension of something California OneCare did last year: the 365 Ads Project. Only WCWFHC will not limit the episodes to commercial length. They’ll still be short but they won’t be 0:30.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Waiting Room

    2012-12-10 17:10:56View | Delete

    This is awesome that you did this doc. Those with insurance do not have any clue that this is going on in the so-called “Greatest Nation In The World.” Either that, or they know and they ignore it.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post Mormon’s Secret: Get Into Mitt’s Pants!

    2012-06-13 16:19:18View | Delete

    The LDS Church shouldn’t have told people they’d lose their salvation if they didn’t contribute to the Yes on H8 campaign. This tends to piss people off who don’t have weird compunctions about other people’s sex lives. Looks like someone high up in the LDS Church needs to have a “revelation” that maybe they should stop screwing with the rights of others. Sort of like the one that conveniently happened repealing the restriction of Black Mormons from the Priesthood.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

    2012-06-11 17:27:31View | Delete

    Oh wow, Barbara…I lost my dad to ALS…good luck…

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

    2012-06-11 16:46:41View | Delete

    Barbara: you can’t be dispassionate and go price-hunting if it’s quite literally “Your Money Or Your Life.” There is no free market in medical care. This is why we need Single Payer. Everybody in, nobody out.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

    2012-06-11 16:22:49View | Delete

    The only cancer charities I support are the City of Hope and International Myeloma Foundation. In the case of the latter they run very low overhead and drop most of their money on research, and in the case of the former they have a 100 year commitment to caring for people on the basis of ability to benefit rather than ability to pay.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

    2012-06-11 16:20:45View | Delete

    Yeah, Elliott, you’re right…Amway vibe indeed.

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Plan 9 from Outer Space

    2012-05-07 17:20:19View | Delete

    Oh yeah, that was good too. Coppola!

  • genkidesu commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Plan 9 from Outer Space

    2012-05-07 17:14:55View | Delete

    I am actually fascinated with that trailer someone linked to from “The Woman In Black.” That seems like a throwback to Gothic and psychological horror. I really like movies that mess with your head. After Psycho, the scariest American (or is it Canadian?) movie I can think of is “Dead Ringers.” Cronenberg is awesome.

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