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Big Medicare cuts to reduce deficit unpopular: poll | Reuters

Big Medicare cuts to reduce deficit unpopular: poll | Reuters

Deaths reported in Pakistan drone attacks - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Deaths reported in Pakistan drone attacks - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English
What right the US has to bomb targets in Pakistan?

NHK WORLD English - Circulation cooling system hits another snag

NHK WORLD English

Fukushima children test positive for internal radiation exposure | World news | The Guardian

Fukushima children test positive for internal radiation exposure | World news | The Guardian
This is such a sad story.

Germany votes on nuclear exit | Reuters

Germany votes on nuclear exit | Reuters
Thumbs up for the Germans; unfortunately countries surrounding them will still be using nuclear power, and there will be accidents in the future simply because of material decay.

Los Alamos Fire: Perimeter of Nuclear Lab Set Ablaze - ABC News

Los Alamos Fire: Perimeter of Nuclear Lab Set Ablaze - ABC News
But why should we expect to be told the truth.

Enviro Group Calls for Daily Updates on Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Floodings | Reuters

Enviro Group Calls for Daily Updates on Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Floodings | Reuters

Russia: arming Libya rebels is crude violation | Reuters

Russia: arming Libya rebels is crude violation | Reuters
It is not acceptable to have NATO arm rebels.

US - China a complex relationship

U.S. caught China buying more debt than disclosed | Reuters

U.S. caught China buying more debt than disclosed | Reuters
China should be worried that the US will have a hard time paying its debt.

In divided Bahrain, students pay price for protests | Reuters

In divided Bahrain, students pay price for protests | Reuters

Obama administration wants Guantanamo suit tossed | Reuters

Obama administration wants Guantanamo suit tossed | Reuters

Where is Obama's promise to close Guantanamo? And if a man was tortured then the US government must be accountable in the name of human natural rights; we stop the tyranny.

Obama call for stimulus may complicate debt talks | Reuters

Obama call for stimulus may complicate debt talks | Reuters

Even CEOs played with toys when they were kids | Reuters

Even CEOs played with toys when they were kids | Reuters

Egypt police clash with youths; over 1,000 hurt | Reuters

Egypt police clash with youths; over 1,000 hurt | Reuters

Home | Costs of War

Home | Costs of War

U.S. cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting | Reuters

U.S. cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting | Reuters And it is the middle the class which is paying for for it.

Fire threatens Los Alamos site | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/29/2011

Fire threatens Los Alamos site | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/29/2011

Los Alamos Fire: EPA Testing for Radiation - ABC News

Los Alamos Fire: EPA Testing for Radiation - ABC News
It is insane that we should produce so much uncontrollable waste products all this to keep the war machine going. Humans will end up like dinosaurs.,

Despite Fire and Flooding, Officials Say Nuke Plants Are Safe | FairWarning

Despite Fire and Flooding, Officials Say Nuke Plants Are Safe | FairWarning

Also in this article there is some concern of the fire in New Mexico which is 3.5 miles away from 30,000, 55 gallons drums of plutonium wastes from the cold war eras stored under tents above ground.

Video of Nebraska nuclear power plant flooded

The real causes of the economic crisis? They’re history. - The Washington Post

The real causes of the economic crisis? They’re history. - The Washington Post
This article must be read.

North Carolina's reparation for the dark past of American eugenics | Edwin Black | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

North Carolina's reparation for the dark past of American eugenics | Edwin Black | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Head to head: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition – in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

Head to head: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition – in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

Battle breaks out in Tahrir Square, once again | World news | The Guardian

Battle breaks out in Tahrir Square, once again | World news | The Guardian

Investing: A little inflation isn’t such a bad thing | Reuters Wealth

Investing: A little inflation isn’t such a bad thing | Reuters Wealth
Not a bad thing for whom? not for the stressed middle class.

Crazy teen

Climate sceptic Willie Soon received $1m from oil companies, papers show | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Climate sceptic Willie Soon received $1m from oil companies, papers show | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Greece protests austerity measures [PHOTOS, VIDEO] - BlogPost - The Washington Post

Greece protests austerity measures [PHOTOS, VIDEO] - BlogPost - The Washington Post

Judge Recounts His Thoughts in Madoff Sentencing - NYTimes.com

Judge Recounts His Thoughts in Madoff Sentencing - NYTimes.com
We are glad that Madoff will never come out of prison.

Flotilla activists seek blood: Israeli FM | Reuters

Flotilla activists seek blood: Israeli FM | Reuters

There are some courageous people out there; and we wish the activists a safe trip. We hope that the Israeli government will not fire on the non-violent activists.

Special Report: A little house of secrets on the Great Plains | Reuters

Special Report: A little house of secrets on the Great Plains | Reuters

NJ’s Salem 2 nuclear reactor shuts down after cooling pump failure; cause under investigation - The Washington Post

NJ’s Salem 2 nuclear reactor shuts down after cooling pump failure; cause under investigation - The Washington Post

And yet another nuclear power plant in trouble

New Mexico fires nears Los Alamos national laboratory

Fort Calhoun Nuclear station flooded

Nebraska nuclear plant floods, raises broader disaster fears - Jun. 28, 2011

Nebraska nuclear plant floods, raises broader disaster fears - Jun. 28, 2011

Fukushima web cam



Clearly Fukushima is not  under control.

Radioactive water leaks from Japan's damaged plant | Reuters

Radioactive water leaks from Japan's damaged plant | Reuters

It does not take a genius to see that the extensive damage to the plant could not prevent water from leaking into the environment. And Tepco telling us otherwise is simply a lie.

Business group: Public companies shouldn’t have to compare CEO and worker pay - The Washington Post

Business group: Public companies shouldn’t have to compare CEO and worker pay - The Washington Post
"In 1970, average executive pay at the nation’s top companies was 28 times the average worker income, according to the Frydman-Molloy data and numbers provided by Emmanuel Saez at the University of California at Berkeley. By 2005, executive pay had jumped to 158 times that of the average worker.'

Business group: Public companies shouldn’t have to compare CEO and worker pay - The Washington Post

Business group: Public companies shouldn’t have to compare CEO and worker pay - The Washington Post

Capital Area Food Bank to begin charging members for produce - The Washington Post

Capital Area Food Bank to begin charging members for produce - The Washington Post

Midwest floods | Reuters.com

Midwest floods | Reuters.com

Here are some amazing pictures.

NHK WORLD English -Resumption of decontamination system not in sight

NHK WORLD English

Right now this accident is out of control with molten fuel corium loose in nature. No one knows what to do.

NRC tracking flooding at two Nebraska nuclear power plants: Scientific American

NRC tracking flooding at two Nebraska nuclear power plants: Scientific American

NHK WORLD English - Simulation of radiation cloud dispersion from Fukushima

NHK WORLD English

Newt Gingrich had second line of credit at Tiffany and Co. - The Fix - The Washington Post

Newt Gingrich had second line of credit at Tiffany and Co. - The Fix - The Washington Post

Bahrain opposition figures given life sentences | Reuters

Bahrain opposition figures given life sentences | Reuters

Obama to unveil plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan | Reuters

Obama to unveil plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan | Reuter A third of the surge troops still leaves 70,000 on the ground; this means more tour of duties for many of our soldiers.

Looking at the situation in the US we need our soldiers home to help: extinguish the fires, bag sand to prevent the Nebraska power plants from drowning and contaminating a huge agricultural area, help rebuild our infrastructure and the communities devastated by natural disasters.

We want all our troops home, NOW.

Fed: Moderate recovery continues but at slow pace | Reuters

Fed: Moderate recovery continues but at slow pace | Reuters

I disagree with the author that the recession ended two years ago; it has never ended and in fact the future will be challenging for the growing lower middle and lower strata of society.

US man stages $1 bank robbery to get state healthcare | World news | The Guardian

US man stages $1 bank robbery to get state healthcare | World news | The Guardian
It is insane that in the 21st century 50 million people are without health insurance in the US.

Arab League chief admits second thoughts about Libya air strikes | World news | The Guardian

Arab League chief admits second thoughts about Libya air strikes | World news | The Guardian

Cooper Nuclear Station declares “Notification of Unusual Event” as part of procedure to address rising river waters

Cooper Nuclear Station declares “Notification of Unusual Event” as part of procedure to address rising river waters

So we are dealing with 2 nuclear power plants in danger of being flooded: the Cooper nuclear station and the Calhoun. Nuclear power is not safe.

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube - Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Flood Danger Raised To Critical, Network News Blackout

YouTube - Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Flood Danger Raised To Critical, Network News Blackout

Sand shortage causes concern for flood fighters - Yahoo! News

Sand shortage causes concern for flood fighters - Yahoo! News

Nebraska nuclear power plants.

Many hospitals overuse double CT scans, data show - The Washington Post

Many hospitals overuse double CT scans, data show - The Washington Post

Sex selection and the rise of Generation XY | World news | The Guardian

Sex selection and the rise of Generation XY | World news | The Guardian

Scottish police look into man's Dignitas death | Society | guardian.co.uk

Scottish police look into man's Dignitas death | Society | guardian.co.uk

We all have the right to die with dignity and we all have the right to refuse treatments.

France detect radiation in tea imports from Japan - NHK

NHK WORLD English

The Japanese government must insure that the products it exports is not contaminated. If it is not doing this, it is safer not do buy food from Japan.

Microsoft gets antitrust approval to buy Skype | Reuters

Microsoft gets antitrust approval to buy Skype | Reuters

Skype has been great, we hope that it will remain great.

Radiation spike halts work at Japan nuclear plant | Reuters

Radiation spike halts work at Japan nuclear plant | Reuters


Moody's to Review French Banks Over Greece Exposure - NYTimes.com

Moody's to Review French Banks Over Greece Exposure - NYTimes.com

Kuwait Ruler Warns Against Unrest, Security Threats - NYTimes.com

Kuwait Ruler Warns Against Unrest, Security Threats - NYTimes.com

C.I.A. Building Base for Strikes in Yemen - NYTimes.com

C.I.A. Building Base for Strikes in Yemen - NYTimes.com
How can the CIA legally rage war? Is Obama in power? Who is in power?

War Powers Act Does Not Apply to Libya, Obama Argues - NYTimes.com

War Powers Act Does Not Apply to Libya, Obama Argues - NYTimes.com

Because Obama is an authoritarian leader, who is the puppet of the military.

States Brace for End of Extra Payments for Medicaid - NYTimes.com

States Brace for End of Extra Payments for Medicaid - NYTimes.com
Instead of getting better our medical coverage is worse than it was under Bush. So many broken promises.

Kucinich, other House members file lawsuit against Obama on Libya military mission - 2chambers - The Washington Post

Kucinich, other House members file lawsuit against Obama on Libya military mission - 2chambers - The Washington Post

"Ten House members led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) are filing acomplaint in federal court against President Obama for taking military action in Libya without first seeking congressional approval."

Good for them,

Fact Checking the GOP debate: $500 billion in cuts to Medicare? - The Fact Checker - The Washington Post

Fact Checking the GOP debate: $500 billion in cuts to Medicare? - The Fact Checker - The Washington Post

Contaminated tea found at 5 more plants -NHK

Tepco unveils plan to seal Fukushima reactors - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Tepco unveils plan to seal Fukushima reactors - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Japanese Whalers Find Radioactive Whales : Discovery News

Japanese Whalers Find Radioactive Whales : Discovery News
More sad news

Internet calls to generate $40 billion by 2015: report | Reuters

Internet calls to generate $40 billion by 2015: report | Reuters

If I had any money I would invest in Skype.

China and allies back Russia against U.S. missile shield | Reuters

China and allies back Russia against U.S. missile shield | Reuters

All of Europe should be against the US installing missile shields.

Data shows troubling mix of weakness, inflation | Reuters

Data shows troubling mix of weakness, inflation | Reuters

Japan: After the quake and three months after the quake - The Washington Post

Japan: After the quake and three months after the quake - The Washington Post

We feel very saddened by these pictures.

Activists cry foul over FBI probe - The Washington Post

Activists cry foul over FBI probe - The Washington Post
This is a campaign of intimidation reminiscent of the Mc Carthy era and it is shocking to learn that it is happening under a democratic government and one which had given us all hope for a more equitable and just government.

Homeland security is an excuse for the FBI to conduct searches and invade the citizens right to privacy.

Obama Offers Training Plan Designed for High-Tech Jobs - NYTimes.com

Obama Offers Training Plan Designed for High-Tech Jobs - NYTimes.com

Radioactive material in sludge at 16 prefectures - NHK

NHK WORLD English
Tokyo 55,000 bequerels

Additional 23 workers exposed to high radiation - NHK

NHK WORLD English

Additional 23 workers exposed to high radiation

Japan Needs Olympic Pool-Sized Storage Space to Contain Radioactive Sludge - Bloomberg

Japan Needs Olympic Pool-Sized Storage Space to Contain Radioactive Sludge - Bloomberg

"Radiation in the water is estimated at 720,000 tera becquerels, Matsumoto said at a media briefing in Tokyo on June 3. That’s almost as much as the latest estimate of the radiation released into the air in the five days after March 11."

BBC News - Fukushima City to give children radiation dosimeters

BBC News - Fukushima City to give children radiation dosimeters

Conflicting reports tell of tossed bottles, or warm ‘welcome’ for Jordanian king - The Washington Post

Conflicting reports tell of tossed bottles, or warm ‘welcome’ for Jordanian king - The Washington Post

Faces of the Fallen: Iraq and Afghanistan Casualties | washingtonpost.com

Faces of the Fallen: Iraq and Afghanistan Casualties | washingtonpost.com

Secret US and Afghanistan talks could see troops stay for decades | World news | The Guardian

Secret US and Afghanistan talks could see troops stay for decades | World news | The Guardian

Will Obama keep any promises? The US will be viewed as the occupier and thus will likely see an increase in attacks against its soldiers and citizens. And billions are spent who knows how?

Italian referendum likely to dash Berlusconi's nuclear energy plans | World news | guardian.co.uk

Italian referendum likely to dash Berlusconi's nuclear energy plans | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bravo to the Italian and like them we want a referendum in the US.

USA | 6 more workers may exceed Japan’s radiation limit « Fukushima News Online

USA | 6 more workers may exceed Japan’s radiation limit « Fukushima News Online

Pictures of reactor 4 Google

High Level of Toxins in Water at Japan Plant Raises Risks - WSJ.com

High Level of Toxins in Water at Japan Plant Raises Risks - WSJ.com

Turkish police detain Anonymous members: Anatolian | Reuters

Turkish police detain Anonymous members: Anatolian | Reuters

Lebanon gets Hezbollah-led cabinet after 5-month lag | Reuters

Lebanon gets Hezbollah-led cabinet after 5-month lag | Reuters

Asking too much of U.S. consumers | Reuters

Asking too much of U.S. consumers | Reuters

Chrystia Freeland | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

Chrystia Freeland | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

401(k) rip-offs: How to protect yourself | Reuters Wealth

401(k) rip-offs: How to protect yourself | Reuters Wealth

These 401Ks have been an easy way to empty the pockets of middle class.

Le bilan de la bactérie E. coli s'alourdit à 35 morts - LeMonde.fr

Le bilan de la bactérie E. coli s'alourdit à 35 morts - LeMonde.fr
35 dead from E. coli reports Le Monde

Bedouin children hope their West Bank school will be spared Israel's bulldozers | World news | The Guardian

Bedouin children hope their West Bank school will be spared Israel's bulldozers | World news | The Guardian


TEPCO forced to review reactor 4 cooling plan

High concentration of radioactive strontium found at Fukushima plant | Kyodo News

High concentration of radioactive strontium found at Fukushima plant | Kyodo News

Bahraini protest poet gets one-year jail term | Reuters

Bahraini protest poet gets one-year jail term | Reuters

Secret U.S. effort aims to help dissidents: report | Reuters

Secret U.S. effort aims to help dissidents: report | Reuters

This is weird.

IMF cyber attack aimed to steal insider information: expert | Reuters

IMF cyber attack aimed to steal insider information: expert | Reuters

China lead pollution outbreak poisons 103 children | Reuters

China lead pollution outbreak poisons 103 children | Reuters

In manufacturing there is pollution, the US and China have sacrificed their environment and the health of their people.

America's fatal addiction to prescription drugs | David Kloth | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

America's fatal addiction to prescription drugs | David Kloth | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Oxicodone like erectile disfunction drugs and ADHD drugs contain opiates from opium poppies. Some of of production of poppies come from Afghanistan and it is one of the reasons we are there. The US consumption of opiates is the highest in the world. See some my early posts.


Poppies and Legal Drugs

Some legal drugs and even over the counter drugs contain Poppy derivatives. The derivatives are used in legal narcotics such as oxycodone, hydroxycodone, codeine, morphine; and other drugs including drugs used for erectile dysfunction, ADHD, depressions and colds.

The US has moved into Helmand Province in Afghanistan to protect the poppy (Papaver somniferum) fields of licensed farmers who sell their crops to pharmaceutical companies.

The US is leading world consumption of morphine with 55 mg/year/capita, Europe consumes 25 mg and Japan about 1 mg. The profits to be made on such dependence are in billions of dollars; for every 29 kg (70 pounds) of morphine a profit of $8800 is made (Poppy for Medecine).

The shortage and demand for poppies make for high profits. http://www.poppyformedicine.net/

They should refuse to die, and they should refuse to kill.

Humanitarian crisis as world's largest refugee camp declared full | World news | guardian.co.uk

Humanitarian crisis as world's largest refugee camp declared full | World news | guardian.co.uk

No one should be starving to death in the 21st century; how is it possible to ignore the plight of others?

Anti-nuclear protest in Japan - RT Video

Japanese protesters demand safer energy amid nuclear crisis - CNN.com

Japanese protesters demand safer energy amid nuclear crisis - CNN.com

Shooting video another blow to Pakistan's security forces | Reuters

Shooting video another blow to Pakistan's security forces | Reuters

Bernd Debusmann | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

Bernd Debusmann | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

"Webb’s juxtaposition of spending on Afghanistan and the state of things in the United States – a stalled economy, stubborn unemployment, an aging infrastructure – is made more often in online debates and private conversations than in official hearings. But it is a subtext for a debate likely to grow in the campaign for the 2012 elections and feature both Afghanistan and Iraq as money pits, object lessons for ill-conceived development projects, and lack of foresighted planning."

Research links rise in Falluja birth defects and cancers to US assault | World news | The Guardian

Research links rise in Falluja birth defects and cancers to US assault | World news | The Guardian

BBC News - Falluja doctors report rise in birth defects

BBC News - Falluja doctors report rise in birth defects


White Phosphorus Anger: Could Fallujah Bombing Be Behind Birth Defects? | World News | Sky News

White Phosphorus Anger: Could Fallujah Bombing Be Behind Birth Defects? | World News | Sky News

Video: The children of Falluja | World news | guardian.co.uk

Video: The children of Falluja | World news | guardian.co.uk

Huge rise in birth defects in Falluja | World news | The Guardian

Huge rise in birth defects in Falluja | World news | The Guardian

A Fallouja, les "bébés monstres" soulèvent des questions sur les armes américaines utilisées en 2004 - LeMonde.fr

A Fallouja, les "bébés monstres" soulèvent des questions sur les armes américaines utilisées en 2004 - LeMonde.fr

In Fallouja Iraq questions are being raised about the weapons with uranium the US used in 2004 because of an increase number of malformation in Iraqi children.

Who are the war criminals?

Utility reprimanded after 2 workers at Japan nuclear plant exposed to more than twice limit - Yahoo! News

Utility reprimanded after 2 workers at Japan nuclear plant exposed to more than twice limit - Yahoo! News

Japan recalls Shizuoka tea over radiation fears - Yahoo! News

Japan recalls Shizuoka tea over radiation fears - Yahoo! News

Jobs, offshore profits and infrastructure | MuniLand

Jobs, offshore profits and infrastructure | MuniLand

Germany’s ‘make-or-break’ energy experiment - The Washington Post

Germany’s ‘make-or-break’ energy experiment - The Washington Post

New energy sources are needed the type we can just unplug.

Dear King Hamad, Release My Friend! - NYTimes.com

Dear King Hamad, Release My Friend! - NYTimes.com Kristof

In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace, for Now - NYTimes.com

In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace, for Now - NYTimes.com

If people are getting what they need why should they care about changing their government; they achieved what they wanted. The sad thing is in the US where nothing is done for the people and the people think they are treated right even though they lost their jobs, their homes, their retirement and their dignity.

Rush Limbaugh: wrong on Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Rush Limbaugh: wrong on Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Sarah Palin E-mail Hacker Sentenced to 1 Year in Custody | Threat Level | Wired.com

Sarah Palin E-mail Hacker Sentenced to 1 Year in Custody | Threat Level | Wired.com
Although the emails have now been released to news agencies, like the Washington Post and will start to be posted on Friday. The analysis will be interesting, although she is not and can't be a threat since the international community thinks of her as a tweet.

Barack Obama worst president for whistleblowers, says film-maker | Media | The Guardian

Barack Obama worst president for whistleblowers, says film-maker | Media | The Guardian

Mark Kennedy case: independent inquiry ordered over CPS claims | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Mark Kennedy case: independent inquiry ordered over CPS claims | Environment | guardian.co.uk

The world is a scary place, what will our kids get?

Pharmageddon: how America got hooked on killer prescription drugs | World news | The Guardian

Pharmageddon: how America got hooked on killer prescription drugs | World news | The Guardian

Sarah Palin snub by Margaret Thatcher aides infuriates US rightwing | World news | The Guardian

Sarah Palin snub by Margaret Thatcher aides infuriates US rightwing | World news | The Guardian

Here are some wonderful quotes and an idea of the world's perception of Sarah Palin.

19 killed in 2 U.S. drone attacks in northwestern Pakistan ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

19 killed in 2 U.S. drone attacks in northwestern Pakistan ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

I did not see this story in US media. How can the US not be perceive a terrorist organization. Why should not we expect Pakistan to respond?

Greenpeace accuses Barbie of destroying Indonesia | Reuters

Greenpeace accuses Barbie of destroying Indonesia | Reuters

This is an art piece.

Newt Gingrich's campaign team resigns en masse | Reuters

Newt Gingrich's campaign team resigns en masse | Reuters

One down,

Check this clock of US debt and other in real time clock

U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

$14 trillion in debt; how crazy is this?

REFILE-Australia says Fukushima disaster won't curb uranium demand | Reuters

REFILE-Australia says Fukushima disaster won't curb uranium demand | Reuters

Insane world

Japan Considers Evacuating More Towns - WSJ.com

Japan Considers Evacuating More Towns - WSJ.com


CIA chief expects Iraq to ask U.S. troops to stay | Reuters

CIA chief expects Iraq to ask U.S. troops to stay | Reuters

Who is IraQ? If the population were for the occupation of their country they would not be killing our soldiers. And ultimately, it is the Americans who want our soldiers to come home and we want this now.

Up to 15,000 killed in Libya war: U.N. rights expert | Reuters

Up to 15,000 killed in Libya war: U.N. rights expert | Reuters

It is insane that the US should support the rebels there are not back by the population; were never backed by the population. It is very dangerous to be involved and arm the kids.

Goldman fined $10 million and to stop trading huddles | Reuters

Goldman fined $10 million and to stop trading huddles | Reuters

What is $10 millions for Goldman?

Special Report: After Japan, where's the next nuclear weak link? | Reuters

Special Report: After Japan, where's the next nuclear weak link? | Reuters

"Reuters) - Imagine a country where corruption is rampant, infrastructure is very poor, or the quality of security is in question. Now what if that country built a nuclear power plant?"

At New York’s Private Schools, a Tutor for Every Class - NYTimes.com

At New York’s Private Schools, a Tutor for Every Class - NYTimes.com

How can the poor compete?

Pfizer Suspends Sales of Chicken Drug - NYTimes.com

Pfizer Suspends Sales of Chicken Drug - NYTimes.com


U.S. Said to Be Falling Behind in ‘Green’ Technologies - NYTimes.com

U.S. Said to Be Falling Behind in ‘Green’ Technologies - NYTimes.com

The US does not lead the world in many things except in national debt and in the military budget. Moodys is watching you.

Power outages at Japan's Fukushima plant,cooling continues | Energy & Oil | Reuters

Power outages at Japan's Fukushima plant,cooling continues | Energy & Oil | Reuters

The crisis continues, no end in sight.

Living in East Jerusalem – a video interactive | World news | guardian.co.uk

Living in East Jerusalem – a video interactive | World news | guardian.co.uk

Fukushima nuclear plant may have suffered 'melt-through', Japan admits | World news | guardian.co.uk

Fukushima nuclear plant may have suffered 'melt-through', Japan admits | World news | guardian.co.uk

OPEC oil talks collapse, no output deal | Reuters

OPEC oil talks collapse, no output deal | Reuters

And thus higher price at the pump.


Germany defends E.coli response as death toll rises | Reuters

Germany defends E.coli response as death toll rises | Reuters

China warns U.S. debt-default idea is playing with fire | Reuters

China warns U.S. debt-default idea is playing with fire | Reuters

And China should be worried.


More radiation to be vented in Fukushima - NHK

Radioactivity of materials released in Fukushima nuclear crisis revised upward - The Mainichi Daily News

Radioactivity of materials released in Fukushima nuclear crisis revised upward - The Mainichi Daily News "The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) on June 6 revised the level of radioactivity of materials emitted from the crisis hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant from 370,000 terabecquerels to 850,000 terabecquerels."  


And the spewing of more radiation is being released continually with steam and contaminated water since reactors fuel rods have melted and containment buildings have been breached. 


Merkel's Cabinet Backs Nuclear Shutdown, Wins Support

Merkel's Cabinet Backs Nuclear Shutdown, Wins Support

We need to follow Germany's example and phase out all nuclear power plants in the world; because accidents like Chernobyl or Fukushima have worldwide consequences.

Cancer costs put treatments out of reach for many | Reuters

Cancer costs put treatments out of reach for many | Reuters

And we call this a land of opportunity, and a democracy?

I have made up my mind, I will no longer be an organ donor since it is unlikely for a poor person to get my organs.  It is not acceptable that only the rich can get good health care.

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead | Reuters

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead | Reuters


Israel always blame others yet Israeli iDF forces fired and killed and wounded. This is revolting as revolting as what is going in in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. Yet, the US is complacent.

Syria security forces 'kill dozens' in north - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Syria security forces 'kill dozens' in north - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Five US troops killed in Iraq attack - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Five US troops killed in Iraq attack - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Bring the troops home now.

NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English
unit 1 reactor loosing pressure this reaffirm that the reactor has been damaged and corium has leaked out of the containment building.

Video - Fukushima catastrophe growing beyond a level 7 accident

Nuclear Nightmare Japan in Crisis: Fukushima Documentary

Nuclear Nightmare Japan in Crisis: Fukushima Documentary

Some good footage

Fukushima to get 370 tanks for radioactive water - Yahoo! News

Fukushima to get 370 tanks for radioactive water - Yahoo! News

This is a good start; but what kind of tanks?

Do cellphones cause cancer? Unclear. But science proves they’re annoying. - The Washington Post

Do cellphones cause cancer? Unclear. But science proves they’re annoying. - The Washington Post

I just gave up mine and I am not missing it. And it is true they are annoying and they affect our social interactions. 

German beansprouts likely cause of deadly E. coli outbreak; toll at 22 dead, over 2,200 sick - The Washington Post

German beansprouts likely cause of deadly E. coli outbreak; toll at 22 dead, over 2,200 sick - The Washington Post

Israeli troops open fire on Palestinian protesters attempting to cross at Golan Heights; 12 reported killed - The Washington Post

Israeli troops open fire on Palestinian protesters attempting to cross at Golan Heights; 12 reported killed - The Washington Post

Millions of feet cubed of water has been used to try to keep the reactors at Fukushima cool

Just to get an idea of the amount of water used by Tepco in the past 3 months to try to cool the reactors and spent fuel pools, I decided to look at the numbers, and they are monumental. Unit 1 is as of June 5  injected with water at the rate of 5m3/hr, unit 2 at 5 m3/h, and unit 3 at 11.5 m3/h (these numbers are substantially lower than they have been and go up and down, and we don't have a rate of water spraying of the spent fuel pools, so the number will be lower than the actual ft3 in three months.

Here is the math 5 +5 +11.5 = 21.5m3/h X 24 hours/day (3 X 30 days) = 46, 440 m3/3 months now for the Americans:

46,440 m3 = 1,640,013 ft3 and the actual number is at least 3 times that number.  for example my living room is 17 X 13 X 9 = 1989 ft3 they filled up my living room at least 825 times. 

It is physically impossible for Tepco to contain this monumental amount of water; therefore there is a continual flow into the ocean. 

German hospitals swamped with E.coli victims | Reuters

German hospitals swamped with E.coli victims | Reuters

Israeli forces kill 13 protesters: Syrian TV | Reuters

Israeli forces kill 13 protesters: Syrian TV | Reuters


La bactérie tueuse e. coli continue de se propager - LeMonde.fr

La bactérie tueuse e. coli continue de se propager - LeMonde.fr

Hulu - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 - Watch the full episode now.

Hulu - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 - Watch the full episode now.

Syrian forces kill 34 in Hama, crackdown intensifies | Reuters

Syrian forces kill 34 in Hama, crackdown intensifies | Reuters

Global war on drugs a failure, high-level panel says | Reuters

Global war on drugs a failure, high-level panel says | Reuters

Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian dies at 83 | Video | Reuters.com

Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian dies at 83 | Video | Reuters.com

This is very sad; he was a very courageous man. And like him I believe people have the right to terminate their lives and doctors should have the right to carry out the termination.

My life, my death.

Spotlighting the work of women in the civil rights movement’s Freedom Rides - The Washington Post

Spotlighting the work of women in the civil rights movement’s Freedom Rides - The Washington Post

U.S. projects in war zones are unsustainable, study finds - The Washington Post

U.S. projects in war zones are unsustainable, study finds - The Washington Post

And now we will have to add cost of reconstruction of Libya after all the bombing it is sustaining at the hands of NATO/US.

Fukushima fallout spurs bans on green tea (03 Jun 2011 05:39)

Fukushima fallout spurs bans on green tea (03 Jun 2011 05:39)

Fukushima Water Has More Radiation Than Released Into Air - Businessweek

Fukushima Water Has More Radiation Than Released Into Air - Businessweek

Rather than playing war games the world must stop this catastrophe. It is contaminating the atmosphere and the Pacific ocean. No one, rich or not, will be spared. We must end this crisis.

Also fish particularly salmon, albacore and other fishes migrate and can reach the coast of the US therefore it is likely that all the Asian coastal areas will be contaminated. This is not Japan's problem it is the world's. 

L'agence de notation Moody's lance un avertissement aux Etats-Unis - LeMonde.fr

L'agence de notation Moody's lance un avertissement aux Etats-Unis - LeMonde.fr

Deadly E. coli mixes common toxin with rare glue | Reuters

Deadly E. coli mixes common toxin with rare glue | Reuters

This sounds like an engineered bug, or a bug grown in a lab which escaped, or was not disposed of properly. Often genetic engineers grow the bugs, in which they place a foreign gene along with an antibiotic resistant gene,  in antibiotics media; the ones which survive are the ones which are modified and thus carry the foreign gene scientists want to duplicate in large quantities.

Internal exposure to radiation to be tested for Fukushima resident and other areas of high radiation. NHK

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NHK WORLD English - Internal exposure to radiation from Fukushima

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NHK WORLD English - Highly radioactive water is spurting into the ocean

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NHK WORLD English - Bahrain lifts the Emergency law

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Middle East and North Africa in turmoil: Tracking the protests | The Washington Post

Middle East and North Africa in turmoil: Tracking the protests | The Washington Post

China rejects Google allegation of massive hacking breach as ‘fabrication’ - The Washington Post

China rejects Google allegation of massive hacking breach as ‘fabrication’ - The Washington Post

Cairn Energy threatens to fine Greenpeace for Arctic drilling protest | Environment | The Guardian

Cairn Energy threatens to fine Greenpeace for Arctic drilling protest | Environment | The Guardian

Radiated Water at Fukushima Plant May Breach Storage Trenches in Five Days - Bloomberg

Radiated Water at Fukushima Plant May Breach Storage Trenches in Five Days - Bloomberg

U.S. probes Google's serious China hacking allegation | Reuters

U.S. probes Google's serious China hacking allegation | Reuters

Google says Gmail hacking linked to China | Video | Reuters.com

Google says Gmail hacking linked to China | Video | Reuters.com

Goldman Sachs gets subpoena from Manhattan DA | Reuters

Goldman Sachs gets subpoena from Manhattan DA | Reuters

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NHK WORLD English on Fukushima and contaminated water

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May auto sales dip as price strategy backfires | Reuters

May auto sales dip as price strategy backfires | Reuters

Maybe it is the high price of cars and gas? Personally,  I am waiting for an electric car with a price tag around $8,000.

Rainmakers of China struggling to cope with country's severe drought | Environment | The Guardian

Rainmakers of China struggling to cope with country's severe drought | Environment | The Guardian

I had heard about rain making but it sounded more harmonious.

Yemen street battles leave scores dead | World news | guardian.co.uk

Yemen street battles leave scores dead | World news | guardian.co.uk

Noam Chomsky on Wikileaks - Democracy Now

Photographer Notebook: Claudia Daut | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters

Photographer Notebook: Claudia Daut | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters

Take note these pictures are very graphic.

North Korea hacker threat grows as cyber unit grows: defector | Reuters

North Korea hacker threat grows as cyber unit grows: defector | Reuters

I find it interesting that hacking has been in the news for several days and then here is an article on North Korea and hacking.

Analysis: Could a cyber war turn into a real one for the U.S.? | Reuters

Analysis: Could a cyber war turn into a real one for the U.S.? | Reuters