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An ECONOMIC Expert – Rather than a NUCLEAR Expert – Briefed Japanese Prime Minister on Condition of Fukushima Reactors As the Disaster Unfolded

Tepco Wouldn’t Even Tell the Truth to the Japanese Leader The Japanese Prime Minister at the time of the Fukushima disaster – Naoto Kan – told Democracy Now: NAOTO KAN: Even at the night of that first day of March … Continue reading

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Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion

The Whole World Has Gone Into Debt Bloomberg reports: The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed to pull their economies out of … Continue reading

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Genes Determine People’s Susceptibility to Radiation

“Acceptable” Radiation Standards Don’t Take Into Account the Vulnerability of Children … Or Some Adults Children are much more vulnerable to radiation than full-grown adults. And yet standards for “acceptable” levels of radiation exposure are based on the ridiculous assumption … Continue reading

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What’s REALLY Going On At the Nuclear Storage Site In New Mexico?

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen explains: Background here, here, and here.

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The Government Has Engaged In a Series of Nuclear Cover-Ups Ever Since Hiroshima

Government Has Been Covering up Meltdowns of Nuclear Power Plants for 55 Years The entire idea of safe nuclear energy has arguably been a cover for nuclear weapons production … at the expense of our health and the environment. Moreover, … Continue reading

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A Cheap Way To Protect Ourselves from Radiation?

Basic Amino Acid May Help Provide Radiation Protection We recently reported that a high-tech medicine could virtually render radiation harmless by boosting nitric oxide levels in our body. Indeed, high-level scientists were stunned to find that a treatment which boosts … Continue reading

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West Coast Is “On Track for Having the Worst Drought In 500 Years”

Is the West Coast In the Middle of a “Mega Drought”? The Los Angeles Times reports: “We are on track for having the worst drought in 500 years,” said B. Lynn Ingram, a professor of earth and planetary sciences at … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Radiation (Updated)

Preface: This post is not intended to be the last word on the topic. Instead, it is only an attempt to start a conversation on radiation protection. We hope that top scientists with the necessary expertise will pick up the … Continue reading

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Genetic Engineering Actually INCREASES Pesticide Use, DECREASES Crop Yield, And May Be Dangerous to Your Health

Genetic Engineering Companies Promised Reduced Pesticide Use … But GE Crops Have Led to a 25% Increase In Herbicide Use One of the main selling points for genetically engineered crops is that they would use substantially less pesticides than conventional … Continue reading

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Two Former Japanese Prime Ministers Try to Shake Up Japanese Politics to Kill Nuclear Energy

“The Myth That Nuclear Power Is Clean And Safe Has Collapsed”.  Nuclear Is a “Criminal Act Toward Future Generations”.  “Our Nation’s Survival Is At Stake” Japan may have enacted a fascist state secrecy law which outlaws independent reporting on Fukushima … Continue reading

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Radiation? Seals, Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Stars, Turtles, King and Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Anchovies and Sardines In The Western Part of North America All Suffering Mysterious Diseases At the Same Time

Is Fukushima Decimating Wildlife in the Western Portion of North America? We’ve previous documented that seals, sea lions, polar bears, sea stars, turtles, sockeye salmon, herring, anchovies and sardines on the West Coast of North America are all suffering mysterious … Continue reading

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Navy Dumped Thousands of Tons of Radioactive Waste Into the Atlantic Ocean

U.S., Russia, Japan and Other Countries Have All Polluted the Oceans With Radiation The Tampa Bay Times reports: For up to 15 years after World War II, the crew of Albernaz’s ship, the USS Calhoun County, dumped thousands of tons … Continue reading

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White House Petition: “Tell The Truth To The American People About Radiation Emitted By Fukushima Dai-Chi Reactor Disaster. Stop LYING”

The American government – like the Japanese and Canadian governments – are covering up the extent of the Fukushima crisis. Someone launched a White House petition saying: Tell the truth to the American people about radiation emitted by Fukushima Dai-Chi … Continue reading

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Canada Busted Covering Up Spikes In Fukushima Radiation

Falsely Stated That There Were No Unusual Radiation Levels Update: The Canadian government also under-reported the amount of radioactive xenon by 6,000%. The governments of Japan, America and Canada have covered up the severity of the Fukushima crisis ever since … Continue reading

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They’re Going to Dump the Fukushima Radiation Into the Ocean

Yup … They’re Going to Dump It Tepco is planning on dumping all of the radioactive water stored at Fukushima into the ocean. The industry-controlled nuclear regulators are pushing for dumping the radiation, as well. As EneNews reports: Juan Carlos … Continue reading

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Mass Die-Off of West Coast Sealife: Fukushima Radiation … Or Something Else?

What’s Causing the Unprecedented Weirdness In West Coast Ocean Life? NBC Nightly News reports that a mass die-off of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America is puzzling scientists: Brian Williams, anchor: Environmental officials in California say … Continue reading

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What Is The ACTUAL Risk for Pacific Coast Residents from Fukushima Radiation?

“[The Odds of] Longer Term Chronic Effects, Cancer Or Genetic Effects … Cannot Be Said To Be Zero” It is very difficult to obtain accurate information on the dangers from Fukushima radiation to residents of the West Coast of North … Continue reading

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Japanese Senator: “The Path That Japan Is Taking Is The Recreation Of A Fascist State”

Japanese (And American) Governments Go to Extreme Lengths to Cover Up Their Mess Japan and the U.S. are doing everything they can to cover up the danger of the Fukushima crisis. The Daily Beast notes: The Japanese government, which already … Continue reading

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Japan Reacts to Fukushima Crisis By Banning Journalism

Japan – Like the U.S. – Turns to Censorship 2 weeks after the Fukushima accident, we reported that the government responded to the nuclear accident by trying to raise acceptable radiation levels and pretending that radiation is good for us. … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Radiation from Fukushima

Is There Anything We Can Do to Reduce Radiation Risks? Doctors in Hawaii and the West Coast of North American are being bombarded with questions about how to protect ourselves from radiation from Fukushima … especially since it is difficult … Continue reading

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Glutathione: Boost Your Health and Help Protect Yourself From Radiation

Glutathione: The Master Antioxidant Glutathione is your body’s “master antioxidant”. Every cell of your body contains glutathione. And glutathione makes any other antioxidant which you ingest more effective. Low glutathione levels are associated with serious diseases such as cancer, Aids … Continue reading

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World’s Most Dangerous Mission to Start In 3 Days

Risky Operation To Start Monday … Whole World Holds Its Breath The most dangerous operation since the Cuban missile crisis will start Monday. Japan Times reports today: Tokyo Electric Power Co. [Tepco] said Friday it will start removing nuclear fuel … Continue reading

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Removal of Fukushima Fuel Rods Hits a Bump … BEFORE It Even Starts

Tepco’s Negligence In 1982 Makes Removal More Difficult Now Tepco’s efforts to remove the radioactive fuel rods – already extremely dangerous and difficult – have hit a bump before they’ve even started. Enenews rounds up the developments here: Yomiuri Shimbun … Continue reading

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Sun Is Weakest In 200 years

Sunspot Activity at Record Low, And Magnetic Orientation Is Puzzling Reuters and Space.com noted in September that sunspot activity was at a 100-year low. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that this sun’s solar maximum is the weakest in 200 … Continue reading

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What You Should Be Doing NOW to Protect Yourself from Radiation

Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Help Protect Your Family from Radiation It is well-known that potassium iodide works to protect against damage from radioactive iodine by saturating our body (the thyroid gland, specifically) with harmless iodine, so that our bodies are … Continue reading

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We’re In The Most Dangerous Moment Since the Cuban Missile Crisis

Scientists Warn of Extreme Risk We’ve long said that the greatest short-term threat to humanity is from the fuel pools at Fukushima. The Japanese nuclear agency recently green-lighted the removal of the spent fuel rods from Fukushima reactor 4′s spent … Continue reading

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Japan Is Being Destroyed By Criminal Corporate Cronyism (Like the Rest of the World)

Fukushima, the Great Recession and Other Crises All Caused by Crony Capitalism Tepco’s criminal actions have worsened the Fukushima disaster: Engineers warned Tepco and the Japanese government many years before the accident that the reactors were seismically unsafe … and … Continue reading

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Texas-Sized Island of Japanese Debris to Hit the West Coast of North America

All At Once? We’ve been reporting for years that huge quantities of debris from the Japanese tsunami would hit the West Coast of North America. And see this. The Independent reports: An enormous floating island of debris from Japan’s 2011 … Continue reading

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Everything You Need To Know About GMO Laws

Government agencies like the FDA go to great lengths to cover up the potential health damage from genetically modified foods, and to keep the consumer in the dark about what they’re really eating. Remember, genetically engineered foods have been linked … Continue reading

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Fukushima Is Here

500 people assembled on October 19th on Ocean Beach in San Francisco and formed the letters with their bodies to demonstrate their growing concern about eventual fallout on the west coast. Credit and More Information: FukushimaResponse.org Radiation Levels Will Concentrate … Continue reading

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The Grim Facts About Global Nuclear Stockpiles

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The REAL Fukushima Danger

The Real Problem … The fact that the Fukushima reactors have been leaking huge amounts of radioactive water ever since the 2011 earthquake is certainly newsworthy.  As are the facts that: Tepco doesn’t know how to stop the leaks Scientists … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Nuclear Policy Puts Heavy Burden On Future Generations

Work May Continue For Thousands of Years At Fukushima The 2008 financial crisis was predicted in 1993 by Nobel prize winning economist George Akerloff.   Akerloff predicted that – unless the government held the big banks and financial speculators accountable – … Continue reading

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Low Level Radiation: Deadly … Or Harmless?

Cutting through the Misinformation In response to the news that mass quantities of highly-radioactive water are flowing from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean – and that the radioactivity is spreading to North America – the usual suspects are saying that … Continue reading

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You Won’t BELIEVE the Upshot of BP’s Gulf Oil Spill

Background here, here and here.

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West Coast of North America to Be Hit Hard by Fukushima Radiation

Radiation Levels Will Concentrate in Pockets In Baja California and Other West Coast Locations An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America: The leg of the Gyre closest to … Continue reading

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Letting Tepco “Clean Up” Fukushima Is Like Letting a Murderer Do Brain Surgery On a VIP

In 3 Months, Do We Want to Entrust U.S. “National Security” and Perhaps Even “Human Survival” In the Northern Hemisphere to These Guys? If an incompetent doctor killed numerous patients doing routine surgery – and then lied and tried to … Continue reading

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Scientists Gain New Insight Into Climate Change … And What To Do About It

Frack That “Clean natural gas” from fracking has been touted for years as a cure for global warming. But scientists say that fracking pumps out a lot of methane … into both our drinking water and the environment. Methane is … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Is Using Obviously Faulty Models to Pretend Crumbling Nuclear Reactors Are Safe

Ignoring Basic Engineering Science Puts Us All At Risk Faulty assumptions by America’s financial regulators led to the 2008 crash … and many other disastrous results. Similarly, America’s main nuclear regulator – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission -   made numerous assumptions … Continue reading

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Official: Tepco Plan Could Cause Fukushima Reactor Buildings to “Topple”

Japan’s Nuclear Accident Response Director Warns that Tepco’s Actions Might Cause Reactor Buildings to Collapse Tepco’s ill-considered efforts to change soil permeability and water flow have caused severe problems at the site … including highly radioactive groundwater bubbling up to … Continue reading

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American Nuclear Industry Suffers a Meltdown

American Nuclear Power Fizzles Even though the American government has done everything possible to encourage nuclear power – by wholly subsidizing nuclear power, reducing safety standards after Fukushima, forcing Japan to re-start its nuclear program, covering up the severity of … Continue reading

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You Won’t BELIEVE What’s Going On at Fukushima Right Now

Tepco Has No Idea How to Stabilize the Reactors You’ve heard bad news about Fukushima recently. But it’s worse than you know. The Wall Street Journal notes that radiation levels outside the plant are likely higher than inside the reactor: … Continue reading

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Radiation Levels Skyrocket at Fukushima

Painting by Jonathan Raddatz The Accident Is NOT Contained Record high levels of radioactive tritium have been observed in the harbor at Fukushima. Japan Times notes: The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. … Continue reading

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Is Your Smart Meter Spying On You?

  Preface: The original intent of smart meters may been good … conserve energy by setting up a “smart grid” to maximize the efficiency of energy distribution. But there are questions about potential health effects from smart meters.  And – … Continue reading

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The American “Nuclear Renaissance” Is Over: “The Change in Nuclear’s Fortunes is Staggering” … a Horrible “Cauldron of Events” Has [Brought] the Nuclear Push to a Standstill”

American Nuclear Power Suffers Series of Setbacks CNBC reports: Once touted as a successor, or at least a competitor, to carbon-based power, the nuclear sector has taken a beating as the momentum behind new projects stalls and enthusiasm for domestic … Continue reading

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Tech Breakthrough: Will Open Air Plasma Pave the Way for Practical Fusion Energy?

Exclusive Interview Regarding Exciting Breakthrough University of Missouri engineer Randy Curry has made a fascinating technology breakthrough: the ability to transmit high-energy plasma through the air. The University’s website reports: University of Missouri engineer Randy Curry and his team have … Continue reading

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Government Reacts to Fukushima Radiation Crisis By Raising Acceptable Radiation Standards … Instead of Fixing Anything

Just Like the Financial Crisis, the Gulf Oil Spill, and All Other Crises, Government Covers Up Instead of Addressing the Real Problems 2 weeks after the Fukushima accident, we reported that the government responded to the nuclear accident by trying … Continue reading

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Nuclear Is NOT a Low-Carbon Source of Energy

Why Do People Claim that Nuclear Power is a Low-Carbon Source of Energy? Even well-known, well-intentioned scientists sometimes push bad ideas.   For example, well-known scientists considered pouring soot over the Arctic in the 1970s to help melt the ice – … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil Cleans Up Major Tar Sands Oil Spill with PAPER TOWELS

(The above is video shot by a local resident in Mayflower, Arkansas.) And take a look at these must-see pictures of the spill. No one is admitting how much oil was released.  Instead, the FAA declared a no fly zone … Continue reading

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Fukushima Falling Apart … Because Plant Operator Has No Incentive to Spend Money to Fix It

Mainstream Media Awakens to the fact that Fukushima Is Still a Total Mess After visiting Fukushima a year ago, Senator Ron Wyden warned that the situation was worse than reported … and urged Japan to accept international help to stabilize … Continue reading

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For the Price of the Iraq War, The U.S. Could Have a 100% Renewable Power System

What Are We Choosing for Our Future? Wind energy expert Paul Gipe reported this week that – for the amount spent on the Iraq war – the U.S. could be generating 40%-60% of its electricity with renewable energy: Disregarding the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant Operator’s Recklessness Leads to Massive New Leaks

Massive New Water Leaks at Fukushima An official Japanese Parliamentary inquiry found that recklessness by the operator of the Fukushima nuclear reactors caused the Fukushima disaster. Tepco subsequently admitted as much. Tepco’s recklessness – and nickel-and-diming cheapness – in dealing … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Nuclear Chief: American Nuclear Plants Should Be Phased Out — “Can’t Guarantee Against Accident Causing Widespread Land Contamination”

Nuclear Regulators Just “Rolling the Dice” Energy intelligence reports: Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko says that the current fleet of operating plants in the US should be phased out because regulators can’t guarantee against an accident causing … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Massive Leaks Continuing On a Daily Basis … For Years On End

Is Fukushima Leaking … Or Are the Reactors Wholly Uncontained? You may have heard that Tepco – the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plants – announced a large leak of radioactive water. You may have heard that the … Continue reading

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Study: 28% Increase In Thyroid Problems In Babies Born After Fukushima in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington

Is Fukushima Causing Health Problems In the United States? Infants are much more vulnerable to radiation than adults. And see this. However, radiation safety standards are set based on the assumption that everyone in the world is a healthy man … Continue reading

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(Updated) Ending Nuclear Power DECREASED Carbon Dioxide Output In Germany

  Nuclear Power INCREASES Carbon Dioxide There has been a tremendous amount of voodoo science pushing the claim that radiation isn’t harmful.  (It is.) Similarly, a new report published by Environmental Science & Technology claims that nuclear power saves more … Continue reading

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Arkansas Hit with Nuclear Accident AND Major Oil Spill

Arkansas Nuclear One Reactor and ExxonMobil Pipeline Both Suffer Major Accidents The Arkansas Nuclear One nuclear reactor – operated by Entergy – suffered an accident yesterday which killed one and injured 8 workers. The plant vented steam to cool the … Continue reading

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Fake Science Alert: Fukushima Radiation Can’t Be Compared to Bananas or X-Rays

Nuclear Energy Apologists Are Going Bananas Nuclear apologists pretend that people are exposed to more radiation from bananas than from Fukushima. But the EPA explains: The human body is born with potassium-40 [the type of radiation found in bananas] in … Continue reading

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Is Fukushima Radiation Causing the Epidemic of Dead and Starving Sea Lions In California?

Painting by Jonathan Raddatz  What’s Causing the Mass Die-Off and Starvation of California Sea Lions? Associated Press reports: At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a … Continue reading

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Was the Iraq War About Grabbing Oil … Or Keeping It Off the Market?

Was the Real Purpose of the Iraq War to Restrict Oil … So As to Raise Oil Prices? U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, 4-Star General (and CENTCOM commander with responsibility for Iraq) John Abizaid, Fed boss Alan Greenspan, President … Continue reading

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Congress Passes “Monsanto Rider”, Pushing Genetically Modified Foods Onto Our Plates

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. … And Stripping Courts of Power We warned a little more than a week ago that Congress was poised to pass a bill that would make it more likely that genetically modified food ends up … Continue reading

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Fukushima Spews More Radiation … Due to Tepco’s Carelessness

Fukushima Still Pumping Out Massive Amounts of Radiation Power was lost to the cooling systems to virtually all of the spent fuel pools at Fukushima for more than a day. Some of these fuel pools have lost containment, and are … Continue reading

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Action Alert: We Have 1 Week Or Less to Stop Genetically Engineered Foods and Destruction of the Separation of Powers

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. Bill Would Strip Courts of Power … And Push Genetically Modified Foods Onto Our Plates America has been decimated by the breakdown of the separation of powers between different branches of government. For example, the … Continue reading

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A Nuclear Accident Could Cost Trillions of Dollars and Bankrupt Us

Socialism for the Rich … But Taxpayers Eat the Losses We’ve reported for years that – according to government reports and mainstream media – a nuclear catastrophe could cost ten trillion dollars or more (many times more than the insurance … Continue reading

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Want to Reduce the Debt? Cut the Billions a Year In Nuclear Subsidies

We Could Offset the Need for the “Sequestration” Budget Cuts By Stopping Nuclear Subsidies We’ve previously documented that even top nuclear executives admit that nuclear energy is expensive, and only survives due to massive government subsidies. Time noted in 2008: … Continue reading

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2 Year Anniversary of Fukushima: The Accident Is NOT Contained

Worse Than Ever? Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen said today that the containment vessel at Fukushima reactor 2 has a large crack in it. Reactors 1, 2 and 3 all exploded. BBC reports today: They know very little about what’s going … Continue reading

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Nuclear Expert: “The Melted Core Cracked The Containment Vessel … There Really Is No Containment” At Fukushima Reactors

Nuclear Cores and Spent Fuel Pools Have Both Lost Containment Steven Starr – Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at the University of Missouri/Senior Scientist at Physicians for Social Responsibility – said: The Japanese basically lied about what happened … Continue reading

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Scorecard: How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost?

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com How Many Constitutional Freedoms Do We Still Have? Preface: While a lot of people talk about the loss of our Constitutional liberties, people usually speak in a vague, generalized manner … or focus on only … Continue reading

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Food Manufacturers are Fraudulently Diluting High-Quality Food with Inferior Quality Junk

Some of the Fake Ingredients Added to Food May be DANGEROUS In a predictable trend, food manufacturers are fraudulently diluting high-quality food with inferior quality items. As ABC News reports: A new scientific examination by the non-profit food fraud detectives … Continue reading

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Mainstream Leaders Say Blogs Are Valuable News Sources

The President of the United States, Head of the Federal Reserve and Others Say Blogs Are Good Sources of News President Obama said: Blogs are best at debunking myths that can slip through a lot of the traditional media outlets. … Continue reading

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Government to Dispose of Radioactive Waste By Putting It In Our SILVERWARE

www.andrelassen.com* Department of Energy Wants to Let Radioactive Scrap Metal Back into Consumer Products The overwhelming scientific consensus is that any amount of radiation – no matter how small – can cause cancer and other serious health effects. (Current safety … Continue reading

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Huge New Slick at Site of BP’s 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Wings of Care provided new photos of an oil slick in the area of the Gulf oil spill, noting: Here is the large surface slick that has been sitting over the Macondo area since last autumn, with as yet no … Continue reading

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NASA: We May Be On the Verge of a “Mini-Maunder” Event

Is a Planetary Cooling Spell Straight Ahead? All climate scientists agree that the sun affects Earth’s climate to some extent.   They only disagree about whether or not the effect from the sun is minor compared to man-made causes. We noted … Continue reading

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Fukushima “Decontamination” Measures Are Making Things WORSE

Corruption and Cover-Up Lead to SPREAD – Rather than Containment – of Radiation from Fukushima Disaster We’ve previously noted: Japan has severely underplayed the amount of radiation from Fukushima, putting Japanese residents and U.S. navy sailors in jeopardy Experts call … Continue reading

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American Sailors Sue Tepco for Lying about Fukushima

On the USS Ronald Reagan for Rescue Work Preface:  Before you get too mad at the Japanese, remember that the U.S. government and nuclear industry are just as bad.  And America is largely dictating Japanese nuclear policy. Courthouse News Service … Continue reading

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Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

Tepco – and West Coast of America – Slammed with Radiation We’ve documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to Tokyo for a year and a half.  See this, this, this, this, this and this. Unfortunately, as the following recent … Continue reading

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A Case to Indict Barack Obama

Preface: Background here. Guest post by investigative historian Eric Zuesse, author – most recently – of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity. I am a proud Democrat, and … Continue reading

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Amazing Chi Energy “Iron Shirt” Demonstrations

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7.3 Earthquake Rattles Fukushima

Government Warns 8.0 Quake Possible A 7.3 earthquake hit near Fukushima. That is large earthquake … bigger than the 1989 San Francisco earthquake (But it is much smaller than last year’s 9.0 Japanese earthquake, which produced almost 1,000 times more … Continue reading

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Preventing Armageddon Would Cost Only $100 Million … But Congress Is Too Thick to Approve the Fix

Government Spends Tens of Trillions On Unnecessary, Harmful Projects … But Won’t Spend $100 Million to Prevent the Greatest Threat The government has thrown tens of trillions of dollars at the big banks, even though bailing out the big banks … Continue reading

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War in Gaza = War Over Natural Gas?

Israel v. Palestine: Yet Another Gas War? We extensively documented that the wars in the Middle East and North Africa are largely about oil and gas.  (Update: Iran has just started building its gas pipeline to Syria.) As Professor Michel … Continue reading

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Meta-Review of 46 Studies: Even the Lowest-Level Radiation Is Damaging to Human Health

Even Miniscule Amounts of Radiation Can Be Dangerous A major new scientific study proves that low-level radiation can cause huge health problems. Science Daily reports: Even the very lowest levels of radiation are harmful to life, scientists have concluded in … Continue reading

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New Mile-Long Oil Slick from BP’s Gulf Macondo Well

Debunks BP’s Claim for Source of Leaking Oil The Times-Picayune reported Wednesday: An overflight inspection of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster site 40 miles south of Grand Isle this past weekend found a new, mile-long oil sheen, which has prompted … Continue reading

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BP Hit with the Largest Criminal Penalty In U.S. History Over Gulf Oil Spill

BP Employees Indicted for Manslaughter and Lying to Federal Investigators As we’ve documented for years, BP was criminally negligent in connection with the Gulf oil spill, and has gone to great lengths to cover up the scope of the disaster … Continue reading

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Major Study: Exposure to Low-Level Radiation Can Cause Leukemia

Numerous Studies Show that Low-Level Exposure Causes Cancer Japan Times reports: Protracted exposure to low-level radiation is associated with a significant increase in the risk of leukemia, according to a long-term study published Thursday in a U.S. research journal. The … Continue reading

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Time: “Superstorm Sandy’s Unexpected Wrath Makes a Powerful Case For Revisiting Fukushima and the Dangers to Nuclear Energy From Natural Disasters”

Conditions at 3 US Reactors Were Similar to What Caused the Fukushima Disaster We barely dodged a nuclear crisis from Hurricane Sandy at the Oyster Creek, Nine Mile and Salem plants. For example, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirmed loss of … Continue reading

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The FDA Doesn’t Even TEST the Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods

GMO Food Producers “Voluntarily Consult”, But There Is NO Real Safety Testing Many people assume that the Food and Drug Administration tests genetically engineered foods for safety. But as USA Today reports: Q: Does the FDA test these foods before … Continue reading

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Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Dropping Nuclear Power Brought Economic and Environmental Benefits to Germany

Case Study Proves that Nuclear Is Bad for the Economy and Environment We’ve previously documented that nuclear power is expensive and bad for the environment.  Investing in nuclear technology crowds out developing clean energy.   And people that think that nuclear … Continue reading

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Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Exits Alert Status

Everything Apparently Back to Normal The floodwaters receded, and Oyster Creek nuclear plant is back to normal. The Director of the Office of Public Affairs at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent us (and probably a lot of other writers)  the … Continue reading

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There Are THREE – Not One – Wellheads at BP’s Macondo Gulf Oil Spill Site

Update: The two additional wells shown in the video might be relief wells drilled after the BP accident.  Even if that ends up being the case, the points raised by Dr. Bea and BK Lim are still worth considering. BP … Continue reading

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Fuel Pool Crisis Narrowly Averted at Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant

Problems at 4 Other Nuclear Plants … Apparently None Were Severe We reported last Friday that Hurricane Sandy could cause problems at Oyster Creek, Salem, Indian Point, Limerick and other nuclear plants in the Northeast. We noted yesterday that Oyster … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Declares Alert at Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant

Alert Issued at Oldest Nuclear Plant in the U.S. As we explained earlier today, the Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey is most likely to be affected by Hurricane Sandy. At around 8:30 p.m. tonight, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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Manhattan Subway Floods … Cars Float Down Wall Street

New York City Swamped by Hurricane Sandy As of 8:48 p.m. East Coast time, the tide height at New York Harbor at the Battery is 13.72 feet … and rising: This is not only more than 7 feet above flood … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy May Score a Direct Hit On Spent Fuel Pools at Nuclear Plant

New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut Nuclear Plants In Path of Storm Preface:  We hope and expect that the severity of the hurricane is being overblown, and that the nuclear plants in the Northeast will ride out the storm without any … Continue reading

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New Video Contradicts BP Claim About Oil Spill

BP Continues to Hide Potential Oil Leak from Seafloor In response to the outcry about new oil leaking from BP’s Gulf macondo field, BP sent a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) down to the seafloor to investigate the source of the … Continue reading

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More than a Dozen Nuclear Plants Near Hurricane Sandy’s Path Brace for Impact

North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut Bloomberg reports: “Because of the size of [Hurricane Sandy], we could see an impact to coastal and inland plants,” Neil Sheehan, a spokesman based in Philadelphia for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Earthquake-Causing Fracking to Be Allowed within 500 FEET of Nuclear Plants

Nuclear Plants Vulnerable to Earthquakes The American government has officially stated that fracking can cause earthquakes. Some fracking companies now admit this fact The scientific community agrees. See this, this, this, this and this. Earthquakes can – of course – … Continue reading

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Fukushima Update: Unit 4 Is Sinking … Unevenly

… And May Begin Tilting The spent fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4 is the top short-term threat to humanity, and is a national security issue for America. As such, it is disturbing news that the ground beneath unit 4 … Continue reading

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NRC Whistleblowers: Risk of Nuclear Melt-Down In U.S. Is Even HIGHER Than It Was at Fukushima

Massive Cover-Up of Risks from Flooding to Numerous U.S. Nuclear Facilities Numerous American nuclear reactors are built within flood zones: As one example, on the following map (showing U.S. nuclear power plants built within earthquake zones), the red lines indicate … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill: Case NOT Closed

BP Says Everything Is Fine … Scientists Aren’t So Sure Today, BP and the Coast Guard attributed the new oil sheen to a leak from the “cofferdam”. We will give some background on what the cofferdam is, and then explain … Continue reading

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