Source BBC News 24: Interview (06.01.09) with Yonatan Schapira, a former Israeli Air Force Captain, states that Israel is committing mass War Crimes in Gaza!!! An Israeli is telling us this, who has first hand experience and knowledge of Israel's evil actions on innocent civilians: babies, infants, boys, girls, women and men!!!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Message from Japan: We don't want fucking TV shows...WE WANT TO KNOW THE FUCKING TRUTH!!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
MOX plutonium fuel used in Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor two million times more deadly than enriched uranium
Largely absent from most mainstream media reports on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is the fact that a highly-dangerous "mixed-oxide" (MOX) fuel in present in six percent of the fuel rods at the plant's Unit 3 reactor. Why is MOX a big deal? According to the Nuclear Information Resource Center (NIRS), this plutonium-uranium fuel mixture is far more dangerous than typical enriched uranium -- a single milligram (mg) of MOX is as deadly as 2,000,000 mg of normal enriched uranium.
On March 14, Unit 3 of the Fukushima reactor exploded, sending a huge smoke plume into the air. This particular reactor, of course, contains the rods fueled with MOX. You can watch a clip of that explosion here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_N-wNFSGyQ
If even a couple milligrams of MOX were released during this explosion -- or if other explosions at the plant inflict any damage on the MOX-filled rods -- then the consequences could be exponentially more devastating than the mere leakage of enriched uranium. And since nobody knows for sure exactly which rods have been damaged, and whether or not the situation can actually be contained, it is only a matter of time before the world finds out for sure.
An exact quote from the report reads: "In the event of such accidents (involving the accidental release of MOX), if the ICRP (International Commission on Radiological Protection) recommendations for general public exposure were adhered to, only about one mg of plutonium may be released from a MOX facility to the environment. As a comparison, in [sic] uranium fabrication facility, 2kg (2,000,000 mg) of uranium could be released in the same radiation exposure."
A simple calculation reveals that one mg of MOX is basically two million times more powerful than one mg of uranium. This is clearly not a good thing when the plutonium-containing fuel rods in Fukushima may be damaged from the recent explosions and leaking into the environment.
A recent National Public Radio (NPR) piece explains that the half-life of plutonium-239, a component of MOX, is an astounding 24,000 years. The same piece explains that if even a small amount of this potent substance escapes from the plant in a smoke plume, the particles will travel with the wind and contaminate soil for tens of thousands of years/p
In a truly incredible example of the complete disregard for the health and safety of the American people, President Obama today told Americans that they should NOT prepare for radiation from the possible meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. His exact quote: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health experts do not recommend people in the U.S. take precautionary measures beyond staying informed."
In other words, Americans should do nothing other than listen to their government. Don't buy potassium iodide pills (even though the U.S. Surgeon General has already urged people to do so), don't fuel up your automobiles in case you need to evacuate California, don't store some extra food and water... basically, don't worry! There's no problem! Obama says so!
In all my years of looking at the bizarre and sometimes idiotic rants of the "do not prepare" crowd (the Pollyannas of the world), I never imagined hearing the President of the United States telling people to do nothing while the nation stands on the verge of being hit with radioactive fallout from an increasingly likely nuclear meltdown event. This isn't just a lack of leadership, in my opinion: It's a cowardly act and a betrayal of the health and safety of the American people.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Urgent radiation preparedness action items for California, Oregon, Washington, B.C., Yukon and Alaska
The New York Times report that a radiation plume will reach California by Friday has a lot of people asking us for more information about what to do. (See http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/science/17plume.html?_r=1) Fortunately, the amount of radiation that would actually fall on California (or Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, etc.) is currently very small. Too small to pose a serious health risk for right now.
The time to get really concerned is if -- and only if -- the Fukushima reactors suffer a fuel rod "meltdown" event which would release a massive amount of radiation into the atmosphere. The United Nations has calculated that such an event would send a cloud of very powerful radiation headed eastward, arriving on the shores of the United States and Canada within 2-3 days after the meltdown, depending on wind patterns.
Importantly, this will give you some time to take action should such an event occur. The next 24 - 48 hours are crucial in Japan's effort to stop the nuclear fuel rod meltdown. It is entirely unknown whether Japan can succeed in stopping it. The situation remains dire.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I don't know of ANY nuclear power/energy industry company that is honest!!
What a shame that takes such a horrific catastrophe before people pay attention and educate themselves about what's going on around them!!
Comet Elenin, Earth, and the Sun were in exact alignment last year on February 27th. That is when the Chile Earthquake happened, and Earth's axis shifted. This year, the same alignment happens March 11-15, and the comet is much closer. PLEASE move away from fault areas during this time!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
FDA grants monopoly over preterm labor prevention drug: 15,000 percent price increase then announced
Still think the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has your best interests in mind? According to new reports, the agency has arbitrarily decided to grant exclusive approval to KV Pharmaceutical to produce the one-and-only FDA-approved premature birth prevention drug -- which is really just a modified, patented version of the common hormone progesterone -- administered to women with a high risk of preterm delivery. So what used to cost women as little as $10 to buy from their local compounding pharmacy will now cost $1,500, thanks to the FDA.
Progesterone injections have long been custom-made by compounding pharmacies and sold for very little to women in need of them because, frankly, they cost very little to produce. But a backroom deal over at the FDA has changed everything, allowing a single pharmaceutical company to gain monopolistic control over the drug, which in turn allows that company to charge whatever it wants to for the injections, even if it is thousands of times more than what the drug actually costs to produce.
"This is a huge increase for something that can't be costing them that much to make," said Dr. Roger Snow, deputy medical director for Massachusetts' Medicaid Program. "For crying out loud, this is about making money."
And Snow is exactly right. The costs associated with producing progesterone are minimal, and there is absolutely no justification for charging $1,500 -- or as much as $30,000 throughout an entire pregnancy -- for progesterone treatment. But the FDA decision and the subsequent price increase are a natural result of what happens when government regulatory agencies are bought and paid for by the very industries they are supposed to be regulating.
At least 160 people were being tested for radiation exposure on Sunday after tens of thousands of residents were evacuated in the wake of an explosion at a nuclear reactor damaged by Friday's massive quake and tsunami.
According to Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), one group of about 60 people were thought to have been exposed while waiting to be picked up by helicopter at the Futaba high school grounds.
A further 100 people evacuated by bus from Futaba-machi were also being tested, the agency said. Authorities warned residents to keep windows and doors closed.
Of the 100 people evacuated by bus, nine had been tested and one had been shown initially with a radiation count of 100,000cpm -- a level at which experts say a person needs to be decontaminated. Results were still to be released from the helicopter evacuees.
The other eight people showed counts ranging between 18,000cpm and 40,000cpm. It was not known if these people would also need to undergo decontamination.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Nuclear Nightmare: Japanese Reactor Meltdown Could Propel 'Death Cloud' to US West Coast - Salem-News.Com
Unlike Chernobyl, the Fukushima Dai-Ichi reactor is sealed within a reinforced containment vessel. But now the containment vessel has been breached by a powerful explosion of accumulated hydrogen gas and a core meltdown may be occurring from indications of increased radioactive cesium-137, a nuclear element that's produced when a nuclear pile melts from uncontrolled chain reaction fission.
Should We Be Alarmed That The Biggest Bond Fund In The World Has Dumped All Of Their U.S. Treasury Bonds?
But would the Federal Reserve really allow interest rates on U.S. Treasuries to go up substantially? Wouldn't they just step in at some point and start buying U.S. government debt again?
But the truth is that the Ponzi Scheme of the U.S. Treasury issuing bonds and the Federal Reserve buying them up cannot last forever as Gross noted in his March newsletter....
"Basically, the recent game plan is as simple as the Ohio State Buckeyes’ “three yards and a cloud of dust” in the 1960s. When applied to the Treasury market it translates to this: The Treasury issues bonds and the Fed buys them. What could be simpler, and who’s to worry? This Sammy Scheme as I’ve described it in recent Outlooks is as foolproof as Ponzi and Madoff until… until… well, until it isn’t."
Gross also noted in his newsletter that the Federal Reserve is currently buying up about 70 percent of all new U.S. government debt.
So what is going to happen when that stops?
Nobody knows for certain, but it sure is going to be interesting to watch.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
As many of you may have suspected, Israel is paying and training internet bloggers to delete, rewrite, and revise internet content to shape public opinion to Israel's benefit. Video of the Israeli-sponsored training programs have been leaked to the web (like the video here).
Additionally, investigative reporters that infiltrated these groups have reported that Israelis are being trained to spread disinformation and to try to create conflicts among different religious, racial, and ethnic groups if it would benefit Israel. Some of the seminars also encouraged the workers to spread disinformation on the internet and to attempt to recruit free (unpaid) labor. For example, many of these bloggers have been trained to attempt to make friends with you by pretending that they share an interest in your favorite sports team or movie, or that they went to the same school, but they will ultimately try to recruit you to attack other groups or individuals that Israel thinks is against its national interests (e.g., 'Muslims,' 'Russians,' 'Germans,' 'Latinos,' 'United Nations representatives' and 'human rights groups'). Others have been trained to personally attack, stalk, and harass anyone personally that does not agree with Israel. Not only is this type of behavior a terrible injustice to the accuracy of content (it's actually state-sponsored propaganda), it is also damaging to the public trust because people are being misguided into working as unpaid servants of a government through false pretenses. People really should speak out about this.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
From the folks who brought you Waco
John Doddson: There are a few decent, courageous men in law enforcement. Sadly too few and too far between.
Why would the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allow US weapons to be illegally shipped to Mexico?
It's pretty simple.
They want to generate more reasons to make it difficult to impossible for Americans to own weapons. (This video documents the extensive program of government lying on this point.)
Wake up. Defend the 2nd Amendment while you still can.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Dirt! The Movie explores the vital importance of soil and why we must do everything possible to preserve and protect it
Life on earth depends on the health and vitality of a seemingly simple and often overlooked natural element -- dirt. Ignorance, greed, and plain lack of appreciation has led to the widespread decimation of this precious resource throughout at least the last century. A documentary Dirt! The Movie tells the important story of soil and why it is absolutely essential that we start treating the soil right, not only to preserve the integrity of the environment but also to simply maintain life on the planet.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Natural gas injection wells linked to earthquakes: Officials say “enough evidence to request an EMERGENCY cease order” — Danger known since the 1960s (CHART & VIDEOS)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Distinguished Australian journalist John Pilger offers a devastating critique of the news media’s slavish subservience to the military, starting — as all well-informed accounts must — with the original spinmeister of the military/industrial complex, Edward Bernays, the man who coined the phrase “public relations".
Pilger peers behind the curtain of the modern media machine in a series of remarkable interviews with journalists, their bosses, their critics, and those who labor mightily to ensure their stories carry the “proper spin.”And reminds the journalists among us that it is on them [us] that government propagandists depend for disseminating their justifications for slaughter. And reminds the journalists among us that it is on them [us] that government propagandists depend for disseminating their justifications for slaughter
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
For most of the United States, Bernie Madoff is a monster for his involvement of swindling and cheating people and charities out millions of dollars. Recently, he made statements from his jail cell even calling the whole government a Ponzi scheme. Economist Max Fraad Wolff says I think it suggests that if you do well enough in the financial industry, people have a tendency not to ask questions until it is too late.