Category Archives: Science / Technology

Most Americans Aren’t Getting Enough of this Vital Nutrient

How To Get Enough Healthy Potassium In Your Diet Potassium is crucial for good health.  As WebMD notes: Potassium is a mineral that’s crucial for life. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. *** … Continue reading

Posted in General, Science / Technology | 13 Comments

Health Tricks: Crazy But Effective

Weird Health Tricks Here’s a round up of strange – but real – health tricks. Duct Tape Removes Warts A study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that duct tape is better at removing warts than … Continue reading

Posted in General, Science / Technology | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 79 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 81 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 11 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 28 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 35 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Science / Technology | 10 Comments

The U.S. Is Sending Americans’ Confidential Info Abroad … For the Same Reason It’s Outsourcing Torture to Foreign Governments

Outsourcing the NSA’s Dirty Deeds In An Attempt to Create Plausible Deniability Torture doesn’t work to produce actionable intelligence. Indeed, it harms our national security and creates more terrorists. Because torture is blatantly illegal, the Bush and Obama administrations have … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 10 Comments

Bill Clinton On NSA Spying: “We Are On The Verge Of Having The Worst Of All Worlds: We’ll Have No Security And No Privacy”

Former Presidents and Vice Presidents Agree: Mass Surveillance Is Destroying Our Country Bill Clinton said (via Agence France-Presse): “The question is when, if ever, is the government justified in going beyond the patterns to listen to telephone calls, read emails, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 18 Comments

Security Expert: “Buy American Doesn’t Sell Well Anymore Because It Means Give A Copy To The NSA”

Mass Surveillance Is Destroying the American Economy We’ve previously noted that mass surveillance is killing American tech companies. And Cisco just blamed its earnings slump on China’s disdain for NSA spying. Security expert Bruce Schneier succinctly summed up the destruction … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 6 Comments

America and Israel Created a Monster Computer Virus Which Now Threatens Nuclear Reactors Worldwide

Even Threatens the International Space Station In their obsession to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the U.S. and Israel created a computer virus (called “Stuxnet”) to take out Iran’s nuclear enrichment machinery. The virus appears to have spread to … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 79 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Science / Technology | 15 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 11 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 46 Comments

Inventor of the Web: Mass Surveillance by the US and UK Makes Us MORE VULNERABLE to Bad Guys

NSA Spying Makes the Internet and Computers LESS Safe Spying makes us vulnerable to hackers and other bad guys: IT and security professionals say spying could mess up the safety of our internet and computer systems The Electronic Frontier Foundation … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 6 Comments

Tepco Tore Down the Natural Seawall Which Would Have Protected Fukushima from the Tsunami

Tsunami Wouldn’t Have Taken Out the Reactors If Tepco Had Left the Natural Seawall In Place The Wall Street Journal noted in 2011: When Tokyo Electric Power Co. broke ground on the now defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power station 44 years … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 18 Comments

PRISM is driving the uptake of privacy services, but there’s no simple solution to beating the NSA

This article was written by IVPN’s Nick Pearson. IVPN is an online privacy platform, and Electronic Frontier Foundation member, dedicated to protecting online freedoms and online privacy. While Edward Snowden’s PRISM revelations failed to spark much widespread outrage among the … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 28 Comments

1 Foot Tsunami Hits Fukushima … No Reported Damage

Nuclear Reactors Worldwide Vulnerable to Earthquakes and Flooding A 1-foot hightsunami hit the Fukushima coast today after a 7.3 earthquake struck around 200 miles off the Japanese coast. Fortunately, there is no report of damage at this time. Remember that … Continue reading

Posted in General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 3 Comments

Powerful Nations and Companies Fight Back Against NSA Spying

New Telecommunications Infrastructure Is Being Built to Avoid American Spying One of India’s largest newspapers – The Hindu – reports: Most of Brazil’s global internet traffic passes through the United States, so [the Brazilian] government plans to lay underwater fiber … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 11 Comments

Robots Becoming Incredibly Lifelike

Posted in Science / Technology | 5 Comments

“Covering Up The [Gulf] Oil Spill With Corexit Was a Deadly Action … What Happened In the Gulf Was a Political Act, an Act of Cowardice and Greed”

A Tragedy Our Society Should Never Repeat Preface: Additional interviews of leading government-affiliated experts concerning the Gulf oil spill here and here. As we reported at the time, the EPA allowed BP to dump mass quantities of a highly-toxic chemical … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 11 Comments

The Grim Facts About Global Nuclear Stockpiles

Image source: www.gradschoolhub.com

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 385 Comments

Poll: More Americans Believe World Trade Center 7 Was Demolished On 9/11 than Believe the Government’s Explanation

What Do You Believe? Preface:  Americans have learned in the past decade that our government lied to us about: Iraq weapons of mass destruction  (and here) The case for war against Syria (and see this) Its involvement in false flag … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 60 Comments

Exclusive: Top Chemical Weapons Expert Highly Skeptical of U.S. Case Against Syrian Government

Western Samples Were Selectively Chosen Without a Verifiable Chain of Custody … We Must Wait for UN Report Before Reaching Any Conclusions Jean Pascal Zanders is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s top chemical weapons experts, having been quoted … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 11 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 8 Comments

Breathtaking U.S. Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons

The U.S. has Repeatedly Violated the “Red Line” on Chemical Weapons The U.S. encouraged Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against Iran … which was the largest use of chemical weapons in history.  While the number of people killed in … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 9 Comments

Actual Video of UN Weapons Inspectors Examining Syrian Chemical Weapon Rockets

The Obama administration tried to prevent UN inspections of the chemical attack. It failed, although the weapons inspectors were forced to leave a day early. The real question is whether the U.S. will wait for the results of the tests, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 11 Comments

Obama Administration Copies Bush’s Sidelining of Weapons Inspectors In Iraq

Debunking U.S. Claims about UN Weapons Inspections In Syria One of John Kerry’s main arguments for bombing Syria is that the Assad government stalled and delayed UN weapons inspectors: Our sense of basic humanity is offended not only by this … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 4 Comments

The U.S., Britain and Israel have Used Chemical Weapons within the Last 10 Years

Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons We condemn all use of chemical weapons. But the U.S. used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Evidence here, here, here, here, here, here. Israeli also used white phosphorous … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 36 Comments

Is Fukushima Radiation Contaminating Tuna, Salmon and Herring On the West Coast of North America?

Demand that Fish Be Tested for Radiation Preface:  This post discusses both evidence and theories which need to be tested.  It is a starting point for discussion … not a definitive statement on the science.   The bottom line is that … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 21 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 19 Comments

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

Background here, here and here.

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 486 Comments

Copyright Infringement Is Being Treated as Terrorism

Counter-Terrorism Gone Crazy Top American security experts say that using “anti-terror” powers to go after non-terrorism related activities hurts our national security. A good example is copyright infringement. The Patriot Act has been invoked in connection with copyright infringement … … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 3 Comments

Israel Joins Most of the World In Banning Water Fluoridation

America is the Odd Man Out On July 29, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that Israel must stop adding fluoride into public water supplies in one year, following a a decision on fluoride’s potential toxicity to humans by … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 21 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 9 Comments

The Secret GOOD NEWS from Fukushima

Fukushima Proved that Dry Casks Work Many bad secrets have been revealed about Fukushima. For example: Plant operator Tepco just admitted that it’s known for 2 years that massive amounts of radioactive water are leaking into the groundwater and Pacific … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 8 Comments

Proof that the Government Spies On ALL AMERICANS

Despite Lame Protestations to the Contrary by the Government … The Guardian, New York Times, the ACLU and others have shredded the claim that the U.S. government doesn’t spy on Americans. But since Obama, top NSA brass, and a handful … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 14 Comments

President Obama: “The Odds of Dying In a Terrorist Attack Are a Lot LOWER than They Are of Dying In a Car Accident”

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism President Obama said last night: He’s right. The Jewish Daily Forward noted in May that – even including the people killed in the … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 16 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 5 Comments

2 Weeks Ago, a Huge Solar Flare Almost Knocked Out Power Nationwide … Which Could Have Caused Nuclear Meltdowns from Coast-to-Coast

Whew … That Was Close We’ve sounded the alarm for years that a large solar flare – like the one we had in 1859 – could cause worldwide nuclear meltdowns … and numerous other problems. 2 weeks ago, we just … Continue reading

Posted in General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 42 Comments

Modern Man’s Shrinking Brain

We’ve repeatedly noted that our brains are smaller than our ancestors. This graphic summarizes some of the most interesting information: Source: SuperScholar.org

Posted in General, Science / Technology | 4 Comments

NSA Spokesman Accidentally Admits that the Government Is Spying On Virtually All Americans

NSA Spying:  A Matter of Degree We have long noted that the government is spying on just about everything we do. The NSA has pretended that it only spies on a small number of potential terrorists.  But NSA Deputy Director … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 9 Comments

The Government Is Spying On ALL Americans’ Digital and Old-Fashioned Communications

Anyone Who Says the Government Only Spies On Potential Bad Guys Is Sadly Uninformed Even now – after all of the revelations by Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers – spying apologists say that the reports are “exaggerated” or “overblown”, and … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 8 Comments

Since President Obama Is Asking Us To Trade Some Of Our Privacy With Respect To Our Phone Calls And Our Use Of The Internet For Greater Protection Against Terrorism, At The Very Least We Need To Know Exactly How Our Privacy Is Being Violated

How Much Is Government Spying On Americans? The New York Review of Books notes: Since President Obama is asking us to trade some of our privacy with respect to our phone calls and our use of the Internet for greater … Continue reading

Posted in General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 2 Comments

The Government’s Mass Spying Is An Affront To Democratic Values. Let’s Also Not Pretend It’s An Effective And Efficient Way Of Keeping Us Safe

Top Terrorism Experts Say that Mass Spying Doesn’t Work to Prevent Terrorism Never mind the fact that – if the government’s spying was really only aimed at protecting us from terrorism – the NSA probably wouldn’t put so many resources … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 15 Comments

Is the Government Spying On You Through Your Own Computer’s Webcam Or Microphone?

Government – Or Private Individuals – May Be Watching and Listening We documented earlier today that – if you are near your smart phone – the NSA or private parties could remotely activate your microphone and camera and spy on … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 30 Comments

The SINGLE Most Important Step to Protect Yourself from Government Spying

Unless You Know About This Spying Method, You Might Say Something Which Could Get You In Hot Water Given that the NSA is tapping into your phone calls and spying on your Internet activities, you might have switched to a … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 68 Comments

We Have the Technological Ability to Keep Americans Safe WITHOUT Spying On Everyone

Tech Fixes to Illegal Spying NSA spying whistleblower Edward Snowden says that NSA agents as well as private contractors who work for the American security services can decide on their own to access  any American’s digital communications.  Snowden said in … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 2 Comments

2 Million People In 52 Countries March Against Monsanto

Monsanto’s Arguments Debunked 2 million people in 52 countries protested against Monsanto today. (Pictures here.) In response to the protest, Monsanto’s spokesperson said: Among the challenges facing agriculture are producing food for our growing population and reducing agriculture’s footprint on … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 28 Comments

Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber?

Forget “Peak Oil” and “Peak Credit” … Are We On the Downslope of “Peak Intelligence”? Scientists say that we have much smaller brains than our ancestors had 20,000 years ago … and we might have gotten stupider since agriculture became … Continue reading

Posted in General, Science / Technology | 16 Comments

Video of the Oklahoma Tornado FORMING

Posted in General, Science / Technology | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 8 Comments

You’re More Likely to Die from Brain-Eating Parasites, Alcoholism, Obesity, Medical Errors, Risky Sexual Behavior or Just About Anything OTHER THAN Terrorism

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism We noted in 2011: – You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack – You … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 32 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Science / Technology | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 40 Comments

The Entire Economy Is a Ponzi Scheme

Ponzinomics Bill Gross, Nouriel Roubini, Laurence Kotlikoff, Steve Keen, Michel Chossudovsky, the Wall Street Journal and many others say that our entire economy is a Ponzi scheme. Former Reagan budget director David Stockman just agreed: So did a top Russian … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 32 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Science / Technology | 20 Comments

(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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 16 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 46 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 17 Comments

Prehistoric Man Had Much Healthier Teeth and Gums than Modern Humans

The REAL Source of Cavities and Gum Disease Our modern stereotype is that – until recently – people were plagued with rotting teeth, cavities and gum disease. But the truth is that prehistoric people had much better oral health than … Continue reading

Posted in Science / Technology | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 16 Comments

Giant Food Corporations Work Hand-In-Glove With Corrupt Government Agencies To Dish Up Cheap, Unhealthy Food

Big Food Is Making Us Sick The Independent reports that food companies are becoming insanely concentrated: Increasingly, a handful of multinationals are tightening their grip on the commodity markets, with potentially dramatic effects for consumers and food producers alike. *** … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 4 Comments

Genetically-Engineered Meat Isn’t Tested for Human Safety … Because It’s Treated as an “Animal Drug”

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. Eater Beware … USA Today reported last October that the FDA doesn’t even test the safety of genetically engineered food: Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market? A: No. … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | Leave a comment

Google Moves to Destroy Online Anonymity … Helping Authoritarian Governments In the Process

Governments Move to Destroy Online Anonymity Gene Howington reported last year: The history of anonymous political free speech in America dates back to our founding. The seminal essays found in “The Federalist Papers” were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison … Continue reading

Posted in Business / Economics, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 7 Comments

Our Understanding of the Effects of Fluoride Is Like Our Understanding of Lead in the 1970s

U.S. National Research Council Scientists: Fluoride Can Damage the Brain and Bones Concern grew in the late 1970s that even low levels of exposure to lead caused adverse changes in the mentally functioning of children. The same thing is now … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 4 Comments

Government and Top University Studies: Fluoride Lowers IQ and Causes Other Health Problems

Dentists Haven’t Read the Studies Preface: This post doesn’t discuss any conspiracy theories.  It simply presents a scientific review of the studies by mainstream sources on fluoride. Why do dentists push fluoride, even though an overwhelming number of scientific studies … Continue reading

Posted in Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, General, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Business / Economics, Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 44 Comments

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

Posted in Energy / Environment, Politics / World News, Science / Technology | 13 Comments

Actual Photographs of a Supernova …

  This is a supernova: It is supernova 1987a. This is SN 1979C: This is Eta Carinae: It is a failed supernova or surface instability (it might go full supernova at some point in the future). For more incredible images of … Continue reading

Posted in Science / Technology | 3 Comments

Secrets for Boosting Mood and Treating Depression

   Without Anti-Depressants … If you’re depressed (1 in 10 of American adults are), you might consider asking your doctor to prescribe anti-depressants. But as best-selling author Christiane Northrup, MD, notes: In 2008, we learned that the benefits of antidepressants had … Continue reading

Posted in General, Science / Technology | 7 Comments