Harm from Fukushima Radiation: A Matter Of Perspective
A leading biophysicist has cast a critical light on the government’s reassurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout, saying “we really don’t know for sure.”
When radioactive fallout from Japan’s nuclear disaster began appearing in the United States this spring, the Obama Administration’s open-data policy obligated the government to inform the public, in some detail, what was landing here.
Covering the story, I watched the government pursue what appeared to be two strategies to minimize public alarm:
1.It framed the data with reassurances like this oft-repeated sentence from the EPA: “The level detected is far below a level of public health concern.” The question, of course, is whose concern.
2.The EPA seemed to be timing its data releases to avoid media coverage. It released its most alarming data set late on a Friday—data that showed radioactive fallout in the drinking water of more than a dozen U.S. cities.
Propaganda Techniques American Mainstream uses to Brainwash Americans
by Debbie Menon
I believe perhaps the running of the two articles on the same theme below as natural companions might alert or illuminate the hard core believers of Mainstream Media propaganda and/or so-called official stories, to what is being done to them on a daily basis, and on why people believe what they do and how hard facts belying fundamental beliefs usually seem to reinforce them in the gullible and thoughtless.
Dr. Cynthia Boaz deals with a common source, FOX News, and their application and employment of standard propaganda and “spin” techniques which we see every day… but which I am not sure yet that the general public in America, has probably become so familiar with because of its prolific and constant use, that they hardly or seldom notice.
There is a monolith of falsehood out there, and FOX News is but one of its foundation blocks. They must be chipped away if we are to topple the entire lie.
Ronald Reagan’s “Welfare Queen” anecdote in the second piece is an incredible example, it just reinforces what some of us have always known and perchance the non-believers might be persuaded and benefit from knowing.
Here's a telling picture of what seemingly rules the western world. Around this table are the installed "advisors" to Barak Obama's administration and his staged (truly) inept role in it.
That Obama's a cardboard cutout is a given. He's been prepped, pumped, primed, pimped and positioned. We can all see that. He reads his teleprompter like "yada yada yada" and the programmed populace swoons. Yawn. Another round of golf please...while we bomb, rape, pillage, dismember and suck the financial guts out of the world.
Oh well, another day at work...I'm just following orders anyway.
As unreal as this sick drama appears, it's happening in the face of the world. How he keeps it up and the world watches is a wonder, but somehow it goes on. I guess like that sick elitist Kissinger has famously said, "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac."
Time's Orwellian Story on U.S. Constitution Refuted!
Time magazine's cover story shows the U.S. Constitution and asks, "Does it still matter?" Reading this story, we kept waiting for Emmanuel Goldstein to show up for the Two Minutes of Hate. It was difficult to discern whether we were reading Time, or Orwells' 1984.
It portrays the Constitution as an outmoded document that we should ignore to whatever extent is expedient to pursue someone's vision of a better society: "We cannot let the Constitution become an obstacle to a future with a sensible health care system, a globalized economy, and evolving sense of civil and political rights."
The picture art at the outset of Time's story showed the Constitution cut in dozens of narrow vertical strips. Clearly it had been run through a paper shredder.
Evidently this is wishful thinking for some on the Far Left. The only problem is that it's false. Interest in the Constitution is resurgent, and that renewed interest is the key to America's renewal in our third century.
Russell Means comments on the Republic of Lakotahs visit to the United Nation.
Millions of jellyfish invade nuclear reactors in Japan and Israel (PHOTOS)
By IBTimes Staff Reporter
Jul 09, 2011
A nuclear reactor in Japan was forced to shut down due to infiltration of enormous swarms of jellyfish near the power plant.
A similar incident was also reported recently in Israel when millions of jellyfish clogged down the sea-water cooling system of the power plant.
Such massive invasions of the species have raised speculations and scientists are trying to figure out the reason behind such unusual growing trends.
"The several [power plant incidents] that happened recently aren't enough to indicate a global pattern. They certainly could be coincidental," LiveScience quoted Monty Graham, a jellyfish biologist and senior marine scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab off the Gulf Coast of Alabama stating.
Recent studies have found out that jellyfish blooming occurs mostly during the summer and spring months.
Check some amazing visuals of jellyfish infiltrations here
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has won $2.5bln in financial rows with the US at international bodies, a senior Iranian official announced on Saturday.
"The performance record of the unit which deals with financial complains and litigations in relation to the Algiers Declaration and has, so far, worked on about 4,000 cases, shows that billions of dollars of compensation claimed by American real and legal persons from the Islamic Republic of Iran's government and governmental bodies have been rejected," Head of the Presidential Center for International Legal Affairs Majid Jafarzadeh said.
Jafarzadeh mentioned that around $2.5bln has been cashed from the US, and added that Iran has also reclaimed ownership of a large amount of properties, stocks and estates which belonged to the Islamic Republic but had been given to American complainants in various cases.
Tehran has been under Washington sanctions after the 1979 Islamic Revolution which included a seizure of Iran's properties in the US by Washington.
The United States and Iran broke diplomatic relations in April 1980, after Iranian students seized the United States' espionage center at its embassy in Tehran. The two countries have had tense relations ever since.
But the two countries' relations deteriorated following Iran's progress in the field of civilian nuclear technology. Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Also during the recent post-election events in Iran, Iranian officials found a number of documents as well as a series of confessions extracted from the detainees substantiating US attempts to stoke unrests in the country.
US President Barack Obama claimed that he wants rapprochement with Tehran after he ascended to office, but has yet shown no sign of change in practice.
Tehran officials have frequently underlined that they would not think of resuming ties with the US unless they see a real change in Washington policies in action.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced the successful test-firing of Iran's long-range missiles, saying that the IRGC has succeeded in targeting vessels in the Indian Ocean from a location in Iran's Northern province of Semnan.
It is now a widely-reported fact that under the Obama administration, U.S. federal agents actively placed over 30,000 fully-functional weapons into the hands of Mexican drug gangs, then halted all surveillance and tracking activities of where those weapons were going.
This is not a conspiracy theory, nor a piece of fiction. It is now an openly-admitted fact that this was pulled off by the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, more commonly called "ATF") under orders from Washington. The program was called "Fast and Furious."
Among the firearms sold to the Mexican drug gangs were AK-47s, thousands of pistols and, remarkably, .50-caliber rifles which are typically used to disable vehicles or carry out sniper-based assassinations at extremely long ranges (up to two miles). The mainstream media is now reporting that these weapons are turning up in violent crimes being committed in Phoenix, Arizona. As an ABC news affiliate reports:
"According to the testimony of three Phoenix ATF agents, including Dodson, hundreds of weapons are now on the streets in the United States and Mexico, possibly in the hands of criminals. Dodson estimated the number could be as many as 1,800 weapons. He estimated agents in the Phoenix field division facilitated the sale of approximately 2,500 weapons to straw purchasers. A few hundred have been recovered."
Eric Holder gave false info. to a Congressional Committee last May about ATF operations tied to the deaths of two U.S. Agents; we have the proof.
(SALEM, Ore.) - New information indicates that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's actions are squarely behind the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) operation known as "Fast and Furious", which orchestrated the delivery of almost 2,000 weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
Holder openly proclaimed his connection to the operation in April 2009 during a publicized speech in Mexico, then told a Congressional Committee in May 2011, "I probably heard of Fast and Furious the first time in the last few weeks."
The ATF weapons smuggling ring involved the arrest of several government officials with the city of Columbus, New Mexico including the mayor and police chief, but that is all.
They were apparently known from the beginning and the weapons deals with 'straw buyers' were videotaped. Smuggled U.S. weapons from this operation, described as mostly semi automatic versions of military weapons like the AK-47, were found to be used in the shooting deaths of two U.S. federal agents.