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This is a comment from http://www.youtube.com/user/justincase.  I thought it was fantastic and should be a full blog-post.  Everyone really ought to read this and learn a bit about what is really happening at Fukushima Daiichi: On 3/25/2015, Tepco reported to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) that 2,200,000,000,000 Bq of All β nuclide (including Strontium-90) leaked from the plant area to the plant port in the recent 314 days. The term is from 4/16/2014 to 2/23/2015. Regarding Tritium, 4,800,000,000,000 Bq leaked to the port, Tepco reported. These nuclides are contained in groundwater from the plant area. Tepco cannot complete building the underground wall to to separate the land and port because the wall would cause groundwater overflow in the plant area. These are incredibly high numbers. Now that we have this new information let’s do a little math to see where we’re at? 2.2 trillion Bq over 314 days = 7006369426.751592357 Bq /day @ 7 billion 291932059.447983015 Bq /hr @ 292 Million 81092.238735551 Bq / sec. @ 81 thousand According to TEPCO 4.8 Trillion Bq or roughly twice as much Tritium escaped into the Pacific. That’s roughly 162,000 Bq every second. Since this figure is short 51 days from a complete year that puts the grand total at: 2.557324841×10¹² Bq / yr 5.114649682×10¹² Bq /yr of Tritium using these numbers as a baseline & the common consensus that there is more radiation during the initial accident, – let’s just use these figures to be conservative. 1.022929936×10¹³ Bq of the 8 common isotopes tested 2.045859873×10¹³ Bq of Tritium as of March 11 2015 FYI: 10¹³ is 10 Trillion In other words, between what’s been released into the atmosphere & the surrounding land mass plus what’s been dumped into the ocean you could say (at least according to TEPCO) there has been roughly 30 Trillion bq of radioactive material released from Fukushima since 311 (plus 15 days) As an aside for comparison & to put this into perspective: — The Hiroshima bomb used 800 grams of plutonium. — Reactor 3 alone was mox fuel 2 million times more leathal than Chernobyl. — Each of the 4 fuel pools contained 122,000 fuel rods weighing 1.76kg ea. — A gram of strontium produces more radionuclides than all the grains of sands on every beach on earth List of radio isotopes (to name a few) released from FDNPP: Cesium-134-137 HL 30 years Tritium-HL 12 years Iodine-131 HL 8 days Uranium-233 HL 159,200 years Plutonium-240 HL 6563 years Strontium-90 HL 28 years Here’s the biggie…… Naturally occurring Tellurium-128 (respective HL) 2.2 septillion Tellurium-130 790 quintillion The standard has aways been a dose per year = 1mSv / y, 1 Rem = .01 Sieverts Radiation from the earth every hour 0.04μSv / h, Radiation from outer space is a per hour 0.03μSv / h. Any doubts as to why everything in the Pacific is dying? #wecanseeradiation

Fukushima Daiichi

Fukushima Daiichi unit-three/ reactor-building-3. Can anyone find a spent-fuel pool there?

Fukushima unit-3. Yeah, it exploded. Yet, Tepco and the MSM have put out the word that they’re going to clean up the spent-fuel pool.. Come ON!

Watch your step at Fukushima..  Who knows what building it is?  It is a mess!

Watch your step at Fukushima.. Who knows what building it is? It is a mess!

I suppose I am to be impressed that our liar-in-chief decided to respond to one of my many comments on the situation WE have created in Syria, but I am not.  To the contrary, I am ever more disgusted with what is supposed to be, “my government”.

Here’s the email, in its entirety:

 

Dear Anne:

 

 

Thank you for writing.  I have heard from many Americans about the conflict in Syria and the chemical weapons attack that took place there, and I appreciate your perspective.

 

Over the past 2 years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war in Syria.  Over 100,000 people have been killed.

 

In that time, we have worked with friends and allies to provide humanitarian support for the Syrian people, to help the moderate opposition within Syria, and to shape a political settlement.  But we have resisted calls for military action because we cannot resolve someone else’s civil war through force.

 

The situation profoundly changed in the early hours of August 21, when more than 1,000 Syrians—including hundreds of children—were killed by chemical weapons launched by the Assad government.

 

What happened to those people is not only a violation of international law.  It is also a danger to our security.

 

If we fail to act, the Assad regime will see no reason to stop using chemical weapons.  As the ban against these deadly weapons erodes, other tyrants and authoritarian regimes will have no reason to think twice about acquiring poison gases and using them.  Over time, our troops could face the prospect of chemical warfare on the battlefield.  It could be easier for terrorist organizations to obtain these weapons and use them to attack civilians.  If fighting spills beyond Syria’s borders, these weapons could threaten our allies in the region.

 

So after careful deliberation, I determined that it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike.  The purpose of this strike would be to deter Assad from using chemical weapons, to degrade his regime’s ability to use them, and make clear to the world that we will not tolerate their use.

 

Though I possess the authority to order these strikes, in the absence of a direct threat to our security I believe that Congress should consider my decision to act.  Our democracy is stronger when the President acts with the support of Congress—and when Americans stand together as one people.

 

As this debate unfolds, we have already begun to see signs that the credible threat of United States military action may produce a diplomatic breakthrough.  The Russian government has indicated a willingness to join with the international community in pushing Assad to give up his chemical weapons and the Assad regime has now admitted that it has these weapons, and even said they would join the Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits their use.

 

It is too early to tell whether this offer will succeed, and any agreement must verify that the Assad regime keeps its commitments.  But this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force.

 

That is why I have asked the leaders of Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while we pursue this diplomatic path.  In the days ahead, I will continue my discussions with President Putin.  At the same time, we will work with two of our closest allies—France and the United Kingdom—to put forward a resolution at the United Nations Security Council requiring Assad to give up his chemical weapons, and to ultimately destroy them under international control.

 

Meanwhile, I have ordered our military to maintain their current posture to keep the pressure on Assad, and to be in a position to respond if diplomacy fails.

 

As we continue this debate—in Washington, and across the country—I need your help to make sure that everyone understands the factors at play.  To get the most recent information about the situation in Syria, visitwww.WhiteHouse.gov/Syria.

Thank you, again, for writing.

 

 

Sincerely,

Barack Obama

 

**  Now, our president says he needs our help.  But, he does not seem to be accepting that help.  He doesn’t seem to want to hear our thoughts on the situation in the Mid-East.  So why does he even end his letters in such a manner?  I guess he still thinks he can fool all of the people all of the time(?).

Syrian leader, Al Assad, has said he would give-up his chemical weapons stockpile(s) to Russia.  This should satisfy “our” American government.  But, it does not.  Why is this?  It is because American federal government does NOT make the policy or decide on the wars or massacres, particularly in the Mid-East;  Israel does!  And, though Al Assad did not use Sarin and has vowed to allow Russia to keep tabs on whatever chemical weapons they currently hold, it is never enough for Bibi and Co.  Bibi is out for blood;  Syrian blood!  He is out to create the, “Greater Israel” (from the rivers to the sea-  read your old testament if you don’t believe ME!) and Syrians are in the way.  So, Bibi must get us (USA, yes; US, not his own military) to blow Syria to kingdom-come.

What do most Americans think of this?  How about, “Hell, no;  WE won’t go!”  Is this language strong enough and simple enough for even Obama to comprehend?  It seems NOT.

And as far as Israel (IsraHELL) is concerned, maybe their motto needs to be changed from, “never again”, to, “never enough”?  For, no matter WHAT America does, regarding making war(s) and massacre(s) upon all people of the Mid-East, it is NEVER ENOUGH!

 

May we now puhh-leeeze STOP FUNDING ISRAEL??  If they continue to act like our worse enemy, can we please treat them the same?  How about nuking Israel?  MAY we PLEASE get past our sadness over the, “holocaust” (hollow-cause, due to its overuse), and finally let them have what they have coming?  Remember:  Israel has a plan for all of us, any of us who refuse to do what they insist WE do:  it is called, “Sampson Option”.  And the plan is to NUKE all of the world’s capitol cities, in order to keep getting their way.

With friends like Israhell, WHO needs enemies?

(sorry if this was rambling, a bit;  I had a lot to say and it’s been a while since I posted!)

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Today, I received an email from the Rutherford Institute, specifically John Whitehead.  In it was a great, yet scary, post about what OUR police officers are up to as they protect and serve.  It contains graphic descriptions of what is done to American citizens, and in absolute violation of our Fourth Ammendment rights against unlawful search and seizure.  If you’ve got the stomach for it, please read.  If not, buck up and read, as this stuff IS important!

Special thanks to John Whitehead for granting his permission for me to repost:

 

Invasion of the Body Searchers: The Loss of Bodily Integrity in an Emerging Police State

January 14, 2013 By John W. Whitehead

“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation

If you want a recipe for disaster, take police officers hyped up on their own authority and the power of the badge, throw in a few court rulings suggesting that security takes precedence over individual rights, set it against a backdrop of endless wars and militarized law enforcement, and then add to the mix a populace distracted by entertainment, out of touch with the workings of their government, and more inclined to let a few sorry souls suffer injustice than to challenge the status quo.

The resulting concoction, I can promise you, will be a messy, noxious stew unfit for consumption, miserable to digest and with after-effects that will leave you reeling and clutching your stomach in dismay. Such is the nature of life in the emerging police state that is America today, where roadside police stops have devolved into government-sanctioned exercises in humiliation and degradation with a complete disregard for privacy and human dignity.

Consider, for example, what happened to 38-year-old Angel Dobbs and her 24-year-old niece, Ashley, who were pulled over by a Texas state trooper on July 13, 2012, allegedly for flicking cigarette butts out of the car window. First, the trooper berated the women for littering on the highway. Then, insisting that he smelled marijuana, he proceeded to interrogate them and search the car. Despite the fact that both women denied smoking or possessing any marijuana, the police officer then called in a female trooper, who carried out a roadside cavity search, sticking her fingers into the older woman’s anus and vagina, then performing the same procedure on the younger woman, wearing the same pair of gloves. No marijuana was found.

Leila Tarantino was allegedly subjected to two roadside strip searches in plain view of passing traffic during a routine traffic stop, while her two children—ages 1 and 4—waited inside her car. During the second strip search, presumably in an effort to ferret out drugs, a female officer “forcibly removed” a tampon from Tarantino’s body. No contraband or anything illegal was found.

Meanwhile, four Milwaukee police officers have been charged with carrying out rectal searches of suspects on the street and in police district stations over the course of several years. One of the officers is accused of conducting searches of men’s anal and scrotal areas, often inserting his fingers into their rectums and leaving some of his victims with bleeding rectums. Half-way across the country, the city of Oakland, California, has agreed to pay $4.6 million to 39 men who had their pants pulled down by police on city streets between 2002 and 2009.

And then there’s the increasingly popular practice of doing blood draws at DUI checkpoints, where drivers who refuse a breathalyzer test find themselves subjected to forcible blood extractions to test for alcohol levels. Police in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, actually had a registered nurse and an assistant district attorney on hand “to help streamline the ‘blood draw’ warrants and collect blood samples from suspected impaired drivers” at one exercise in holiday drunk driving enforcement. A similar case, Missouri v. McNeely, which deals with a driver who failed a sobriety test, then refused a breathalyzer test and was subjected to a warrantless blood draw, is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Of course, the issue being debated in McNeely is not so much whether the government can forcibly take your blood but whether it can do so without a warrant. As important as the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement may be, it’s scant comfort in the face of a societal acceptance of roadside stops where blood is being drawn and cavity searches are being carried out.

No matter which way the Supreme Court rules in Missouri v. McNeely, it will do little to rein in this runaway police state of ours. Indeed, as we have seen repeatedly, by the time a case arrives before the U.S. Supreme Court, it’s almost too late for any real change to take place, especially when it’s a matter of government abuse. More often than not, during the course of however many years it takes for a case to make its way through the courts, the particular violations being challenged have already been accepted by the citizenry as part of the government’s modus operandi.

Such was the case with Florence v. Bd. of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington, which attempted to challenge the practice of forcible strip searches by government officials, namely jail wardens. Albert Florence, an African-American man in his mid-thirties, was on his way to Sunday dinner in 2005 when his then-pregnant wife, who was driving, was pulled over by a New Jersey State Police trooper. Asked to show his ID, Florence soon found himself handcuffed, erroneously arrested for failing to pay a traffic fine, and forced to submit to two egregious strip and visual body-cavity searches at two different county jails. After spending six days in jail, Florence was finally able to prove his innocence. Outraged, Florence sued the jail officials who had needlessly degraded his bodily integrity.

It took seven years for Florence’s case to make it to the Supreme Court, and a year later, in April 2012, the Court handed down a 5-4 ruling which struck a blow to any long-standing protections against blanket strip searches, declaring that any person who is arrested and processed at a jail house, regardless of the severity of his or her offense (i.e., they can be guilty of nothing more than a minor traffic offense), can be subjected to a strip search by police or jail officials without reasonable suspicion that the arrestee is carrying a weapon or contraband.

However, all the while Florence was making its way through the courts, law enforcement officials were playing fast and loose with the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on searches and seizures, especially as it relates to violations of bodily integrity and roadside strip searches. Examples of minor infractions which have resulted in strip searches include: individuals arrested for driving with a noisy muffler, driving with an inoperable headlight, failing to use a turn signal, riding a bicycle without an audible bell, making an improper left turn, engaging in an antiwar demonstration (the individual searched was a nun, a Sister of Divine Providence for 50 years). Police have also carried out strip searches for passing a bad check, dog leash violations, filing a false police report, failing to produce a driver’s license after making an illegal left turn, having outstanding parking tickets, and public intoxication. A failure to pay child support could also result in a strip search.

This brings us to the present moment where we find ourselves hapless, helpless passengers in a runaway car hurtling down the road toward a police state, and the only hope of salvation rests with the Supreme Court, which is little hope at all when you consider that the Court has, in recent years alone, given a green light to all manner of police abuses, including the tasering of a pregnant woman for failing to sign a speeding ticket.

It must be remembered that the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was intended to protect the citizenry from being subjected to “unreasonable searches and seizures” by government agents. While the literal purpose of the amendment is to protect our property and our bodies from unwarranted government intrusion, the moral intention behind it is to protect our human dignity. Unfortunately, the rights supposedly guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment have been steadily eroded over the past few decades. Court rulings justifying invasive strip searches as well as Americans’ continued deference to the dictates of achieving total security have left us literally stranded on the side of the road, grasping for dignity.

WC: 1331

This commentary is also available at www.rutherford.org.

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And, if all of that doesn’t make you sick, I really don’t know what would.

anne

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Will 2013 be the Year American Jews Secede from Israel?.

Pressed from The Ugly Truth
Will 2013 be the Year American Jews Secede from Israel?

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If American Jews think that what is being done in their name is self-destructive, oppressive, blockheaded and wrong, it stands to reason they would want it to stop.

ed note–generally I find Burston’s ideas tolerable, as he does not have that mad dog disposition that seems to go hand in hand with organized Jewish interests.

HOWEVER, the real question that Burston & co need to be asking here is not whether there is going to be a mass secession from Israel on the part of American (and worldwide, for that matter) Jews, but rather there is going to be a secession from JUDAISM.

Israel, Zionism and all their siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc, all spring forth from one common well, and it is JUDAISM. It has been the source of conflict the VERY MOMENT it was put into practice thousands of years ago and remains so today.

Until there are more Gilad Atzmons out there willing to have this discussion, the Jewish problem–affecting both Jew and Gentile alike–will continue on until the consummation of the world takes place.

Haaretz

By Bradley Burston

One day in the future, when it all comes horribly down, will Israelis finally realize that there were warning signs all along?

More to the point of the ultimate survival of Israel, could it be that when the real alarm sounds, when the genuine danger impends, Israelis won’t hear a thing?

The answers may lie in how Israelis react to the canary in the coal mine, their forward recon unit in the world, the American Jewish community.

In fact, as the new year dawns, there are mounting signs that 2013 may be the year in which U.S. Jews – in the main, liberal in outlook, committed to tolerance, pluralism, and a vigorous, sincere pursuit of peace – effectively secede from this state of Israel.

They remain committed to supporting the existence of an Israel which balances Israeli and Jewish culture with respect for minority rights, democratic values. They will stay active in promoting the welfare of Israel’s disadvantaged.

But many American Jews are already distancing themselves in word and deed from a government it sees as arrogant and short-sighted, enslaved to a runaway train of settlement, dismissive of the rights of Palestinians and other non-Jews, cold to the concerns of a sinking middle class and the drowning disadvantaged, contemptuous of the concerns of the larger Jewish world.

The catalysts: settlement expansion – especially as it strikes at Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects and mocks Washington – and backhanded insensitivity to the rights and ritual of non-Orthodox Jews.

In recent weeks, some of Israel’s most influential defenders in the States have warned of hardline Israeli policies and parties which could lead “to the destruction (the self-destruction) of Israel” (Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic), and “national suicide” (Thomas Friedman).

Israeli leaders lent them not so much as a deaf ear. Nothing.

Even when the issue touches directly on the religious concerns of American Jewry, the government’s response is as dismissive and condescending as it is dishonest.

Last week, waking, years in arrears, to discover that U.S. Jews are appalled by continuing arrests for violating Orthodox-ordered prohibitions on women praying aloud and wearing prayer shawls by the Western Wall, the prime minister appointed Natan Sharansky to look into the matter.

Within hours, however, the Prime Minister’s Office rushed out a message aimed at Israelis, indicating that the appointment was largely a charade.

“There are no changes in prayer arrangements at the Western Wall and no committee has been established,” Netanyahu’s office was quoted as saying.

There are Israelis who will do anything not to be reminded that American support, anchored by U.S. Jewry, is the strategic asset which makes all other strategic assets possible. The 2012 election, after all, saw prominent members of the ruling Likud-Beiteinu, notably Knesset Deputy Speaker Danny Danon, actively campaigning for the defeat of President Obama.

But that was then.

Now, as Israel’s election campaign nears its home stretch, the heavily favored Likud-Beiteinu party, which encompasses the principal authors of nearly all of the anti-democratic legislation of the last four years, offers fresh voices and perilous new avenues for alienating American Jews from Israel.

There is, for example, Moshe Feiglin, who will enter the Knesset following the January 22 election. Something of his political philosophy can be gleaned from a 2004 article on radical settlers, in which Feiglin spoke to Goldberg, then writing in the New Yorker:

“Why should non-Jews have a say in the policy of a Jewish state?” Feiglin said to me. “For two thousand years, Jews dreamed of a Jewish state, not a democratic state. Democracy should serve the values of the state, not destroy them.” In any case, Feiglin said, “You can’t teach a monkey to speak and you can’t teach an Arab to be democratic. You’re dealing with a culture of thieves and robbers. Muhammad, their prophet, was a robber and a killer and a liar. The Arab destroys everything he touches.”

Then there is political novice Yair Shamir, catapulted from nowhere to the very upper level of Likud-Beiteinu, thanks in part to his late father’s prime ministerial heritage of having warred with then-president George H.W. Bush over the issue of settlement construction.

Last week, an opinion piece by Yair Shamir was headlined, “In Israel-US relations, settlements are entirely beside the point.”

Wrong. As his father once inadvertently proved.

But candidate Shamir went further. Taking up where Danon left off, Shamir attacked Obama’s nomination of John Kerry as secretary of state – over settlements. In essence, Shamir made acquiescence to settlement construction a condition of Israel-U.S. ties: “Many are liable to feel that his nomination will deter Israel from implementing its decision to build thousands of apartments in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and will be viewed as an obstacle to Israel-U.S. relations.”

American Jews want to know what is being done in their name. In the name of Judaism. And if they think that it is self-destructive, oppressive, blockheaded and wrong, it stands to reason they would want it to stop.

American Jews are tiring of being told that opposing Israel’s policies puts Israelis in danger. Blackmail is not persuasion. If the hard right is so certain that it can get along without American Jewish support, it may all too soon get the chance to find out.

RECYCLE FOR RON PAUL 2012!

So, here is is upon us, again;  Earth Day 2012, and what goes better with saving the earth than Ron Paul?

Hey;  who reading this does NOT recycle their cans and bottles?  Have any of you ever sold cans at the local recycling company?  I have, and it’s like FREE CASH!  I have bags of soda-water cans, that I knew I would some day remember to take to the recycling plant, to cash in on free gas-money, but have a BETTER plan now!

The Ron Paul Campaign NEEDS you.  What can you do that will only take a bit of time, an extra trash-can *or bags*, and truly minimal effort?  Separate and COLLECT all of your aluminum cans.  If you’re in one of the better states where you actually get a nickel per can, sell your cans.  If you are somewhere, like Texas, where cans are not worth a nickel, they are still worth something.  Gather those cans.  Send your kids out, nights before recycling morning, and get them to collect ALL empty soda or beer cans.  Take them to your recycling plant, put them on fhe scale, and VIOLA! Free money you can use to donate to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign!

Now, how hard was that?  And, it really cost YOU nothing!

** remember, in states, like Connecticut, New York, where you get a nickel (or so) per pop can, do NOT crush your cans. They prefer them whole.  In Texas and other states, where we are paid for these metals by the pound, crush them, and bag them.  Why not give the kids a FUN chore- stomping cans for Ron Paul? Or, if you need to take out some frustrations, do it yourself!

ImageMake it a really COOL Earth Day, this year!

This is a wonderfully heart-touching video, from ALJezeeraEnglish; I find it somewhat deplorable that the US Media wants nothing to do with presenting stories such as this, while at the same time, I appreciate the American news and information that comes from the other side of the world.
This is a ~25 minute video. It’s worth the time spent to watch and see what our OWN Native people go through. Please consider the content and, if you have it in you, try to do something positive for our Pnaci people.
In my opinion, we have done too many awful things, broken agreements, stolen land, murdered the elders, and it truly is well past time that we help those left.
I have another blog, on http://www.MerchantCircle.com/annesembroiderytx, talking about plans to go up to Pine Ridge, Oglala/Sioux Nation, to help with building and re-habbing homes. This effort is still in the very early planning stages; i had hoped to have found many more volunteers for this program, but it’s not happened as of yet.
IF you can (and most of you can) give to these people, please do. If you feel you can be of assistance in any sort of fixing. handy-man’ning, etc.., please send me a note or post it in a comment.
Thanks for your giving spirit!