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Emma Goldman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Emma Goldman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "When the Panic of 1893 struck in the following year, the United States suffered one of its worst economic crises ever. By year's end, the unemployment rate was higher than twenty percent,[47] and 'hunger demonstrations' sometimes gave way to riots. Goldman began speaking to crowds of frustrated men and women in New York. On August 21, she spoke to a crowd of nearly 3,000 people in Union Square, where she encouraged unemployed workers to take immediate action. Her exact words are unclear: undercover agents insist she ordered the crowd to 'take everything�...�by force',[48] while Goldman later recounted this message: 'Well then, demonstrate before the palaces of the rich; demand work. If they do not give you work, demand bread. If they deny you both, take bread.'[49] Later in court, Detective-Sergeant Charles Jacobs offered yet another version of her speech.[50]



Goldman (shown here in Union Square, New York in 1916) urged unemployed workers to take direct action rather than depend on charity or government aid.
A week later she was arrested in Philadelphia and returned to New York City for trial, charged with 'inciting to riot'.[51] During the train ride, Jacobs offered to drop the charges against her if she would inform on other radicals in the area"

I strongly suggest that people read her biography (2 volumes) maybe be too monumental for Jon Stewart to read through. It is necessary to stop promoting political fears of going beyond the bipartisan US , although it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate one party from another. And maybe the US political machinery is a decorum, and the two party should unite to become the royalists.

Emma Goldman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Emma Goldman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "During her life, Goldman was lionized as a free-thinking 'rebel woman' by admirers, and derided by critics as an advocate of politically motivated murder and violent revolution.[2] Her writing and lectures spanned a wide variety of issues, including prisons, atheism, freedom of speech, militarism, capitalism, marriage, free love, and homosexuality."

I think Jon Stewart is receiving just anyone even the propagandists.

Anarchists should be reported, advises Westminster anti-terror police | UK news | The Guardian

Anarchists should be reported, advises Westminster anti-terror police | UK news | The Guardian: "What should you do if you discover an anarchist living next door? Dust off your old Sex Pistols albums and hang out a black and red flag to make them feel at home? Invite them round to debate the merits of Peter Kropotkin's anarchist communism versus the individualist anarchism of Emile Armand? No – the answer, according to an official counter-terrorism notice circulated in London last week, is that you must report them to police immediately."

I guess anarchists are the next enemy as Women, Jews, blacks or aliens have been; where are we heading to?

 Even Jon Stewart, host of the daily show, had a guess who was obviously scared of anarchism and the guy, an "historian" who wrote the "wars in Afghanistan"  was wrong: we are in Afghanistan not for geophysical reasons but for addictions to opiates as in opium derivatives and Afghanistan is a huge grower of poppies. But beyond being wrong the guy lashed onto Emma Goldman as if she was here present fighting for the rights of the little people, their security in the work force and a nurse in the prison she was thrown and kept in for two years.

My father used to say that women who were anarchist were nymphomaniacs,  yet he was the one running after the panty hoses, he was a right wing penismaniac. 

Syrians mark bleak Ramadan after 80 killed in Hama | Reuters

Syrians mark bleak Ramadan after 80 killed in Hama | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Syrians began the Muslim Ramadan fast in somber mood on Monday after troops stormed into Hama, scene of a 1982 massacre, in one of the bloodiest days of a five-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad."

Gunmen Attack Natural Gas Pipeline in Sinai - NYTimes.com

Gunmen Attack Natural Gas Pipeline in Sinai - NYTimes.com

US proposes central nuclear waste storage plant NHK WORLD English

This is ridiculous, how insane can our leaders be? NHK WORLD English

Torrential rain hits Niigata, Fukushima NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English
This will create more water problems at Fukushima Daiichi and possibly radiation leeching into the ground.

Anonymous says hacked U.S. government cyber supplier | Reuters

Anonymous says hacked U.S. government cyber supplier | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Hackers with the loose-knit group Anonymous said on Friday they had broken into the network of U.S. government contractor Mantech International Corp and posted some NATO-related correspondence online."

Moody's expects to affirm U.S. rating, negative outlook | Reuters

Moody's expects to affirm U.S. rating, negative outlook | Reuters
The whole story was to keep people away from the real news i.e. medicaid and medicare in jeopardy, high unemployment, low job creation, a weak real estate market for the middle class, huge cuts in education across the board, no health insurance in sight for 42 million of uninsured... an increasing gulf between the have and have not, governmental contracts awarded without fair bidding... and the list goes on.

Palestinian Authority President Calls for Mass Protests to Back Statehood Bid

Palestinian Authority President Calls for Mass Protests to Back Statehood Bid
"srael and the United States have launched a fierce campaign to thwart the effort, and U.S. lawmakers have threatened the cut-off aid to Palestinians if the bid goes ahead. "

Trial Over 1982 U.S.-Backed Massacre Begins in Guatemala

Trial Over 1982 U.S.-Backed Massacre Begins in Guatemala

TEPCO to extract air from troubled reactors to measure the hourly rate of radiation release and the type of particles releasedNHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

1,500 tons of radioactive sludge cannot be buried - NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English: "Nearly 50,000 tons of sludge at water treatment facilities has been found to contain radioactive cesium as the result of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Over 1,500 tons is so contaminated that it cannot be buried for disposal."

WTO fails the poorest – again | Ruth Bergan | Global development | guardian.co.uk

WTO fails the poorest – again | Ruth Bergan | Global development | guardian.co.uk

US economic growth slows down sharply in 2011 | Business | guardian.co.uk

US economic growth slows down sharply in 2011 | Business | guardian.co.uk: "• First quarter economic growth revised down to 0.4%
• Consumer spending grew 0.1% in second quarter
• Shares fall sharply"

Protesters throng to Tahrir Square | Video | Reuters.com

Protesters throng to Tahrir Square | Video | Reuters.com

Libyan rebels' top commander shot dead, killers unknown | Reuters

Libyan rebels' top commander shot dead, killers unknown | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Libya's rebel military commander was shot dead in an incident that remained shrouded in mystery, dealing a blow to Western-backed forces laboring in a campaign to topple Muammar Gaddafi."

And this is coasting billions schools won't see this year.

Chevron profit jumps on strong oil price | Reuters

Chevron profit jumps on strong oil price | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil company, reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit on Friday, beating Wall Street forecasts as high oil prices and fat refinery margins offset a drop in its oil output."

This is nothing more than price gauging.

1,600 workers projected over radiation limit | The Japan Times Online

1,600 workers projected over radiation limit | The Japan Times Online: "About 1,600 workers at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were expected to be exposed to radiation exceeding 50 millisieverts during the course of the crisis, according to an estimate Tokyo Electric Power Co. made in the spring that was revealed by an industrial accident prevention body."

Anonymous Promotes Legal Boycott of PayPal - NYTimes.com

Anonymous Promotes Legal Boycott of PayPal - NYTimes.com
"In Wednesday’s letter, Anonymous maintained its frustration with PayPal and its handling of WikiLeaks payments. “PayPal continues to withhold funds from WikiLeaks, a beacon of truth in these dark times,” the group wrote in the letter."

Frank Foster, Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Dies at 82 - NYTimes.com

Frank Foster, Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Dies at 82 - NYTimes.com

US to oppose Palestinian UN bid - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

US to oppose Palestinian UN bid - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

A victory in the war against profiteering | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

A victory in the war against profiteering | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "One courageous civil servant just won a battle to hold war profiteers accountable. Her name is Bunnatine 'Bunny' Greenhouse. She blew the whistle when her employer, the US Army Corps of Engineers, gave a no-bid $7bn contract to the Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) as the US was about to invade Iraq. She was doing her job, trying to ensure a competitive bidding process would save the US government money. For that, she was forced out of her senior position, demoted and harassed."

- Kandahar city major killed in suicide bomb attack NHK WORLD English

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China protests against U.S. spy flights near its coast: report | Reuters

China protests against U.S. spy flights near its coast: report | Reuters: "(Reuters) - China warned that recent U.S. surveillance flights near the Chinese coast have severely harmed strategic mutual trust and were a major obstacle hindering military ties between the two countries, state media reported Wednesday."

Activists come of age at Oscars for hackers | Reuters

Activists come of age at Oscars for hackers | Reuters: "(Reuters) - The computer hacking community is gearing up for its own version of the annual Oscars, with two notorious 'hacktivist' groups and industry heavyweight WikiLeaks among those vying for the top award."

Special report: Fukushima long ranked most hazardous plant | Reuters

Special report: Fukushima long ranked most hazardous plant | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant ranked as one of the most dangerous in the world for radiation exposure years before it was destroyed by the meltdowns and explosions that followed the March 11 earthquake."

Egypt erupts into new violence as dozens injured during Cairo protest | World news | The Guardian

Egypt erupts into new violence as dozens injured during Cairo protest | World news | The Guardian: "Strained relations between Egyptian activists and the country's military rulers appeared close to breaking point on Sunday after dozens of protesters were attacked by assailants during a rally in Cairo at the weekend."

Varun Industries to sell rare earth mined from its Madagascar Blocks to India - Economic Times

Varun Industries to sell rare earth mined from its Madagascar Blocks to India - Economic Times: "NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of the discovery of large reserves of uranium in Andhra Pradesh, the government moved a step closer to boosting its supplies of heavy minerals by signing a purchase agreement with Varun Industries."

Why do I feel so sad?

Varun Energy Corporation, a Madagascar unit of the Mumbai-based Varun Industries on Friday agreed to sell all its heavy minerals concentrate mined from its blocks in Madagascar, to the department of atomic energy.

Varun had recently announced a discovery of 266.8 million tonnes of heavy minerals, which includes critical rare earth used by the technology industry and titanium minerals, from its 10 blocks in Madagascar. Varun has the exploratory and mining rights over the rare earth blocks in the African country.


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AFP: UN rapporteur urges review of Madagascar sanctions

AFP: UN rapporteur urges review of Madagascar sanctions: "ANTANANARIVO — The UN's special rapporteur on the right to food urged the global community Friday to reexamine sanctions against Madagascar, saying the population was suffering unfairly."

Military certifies repeal of “don’t ask” policy - The Washington Post

Military certifies repeal of “don’t ask” policy - The Washington Post

Mass Syrian protest against Assad regime adds to death toll | World news | The Guardian

SiMass Syrian protest against Assad regime adds to death toll | World news | The Guardian

Oslo explosion - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

Oslo explosion - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk


Pentagon and its supporters brace for deeper cuts | Reuters

Pentagon and its supporters brace for deeper cuts | Reuters
The cuts would be of about $200 billion/year leaving $600 billion untouched, and Gates is thinking more like $75 billion/year reduction.

Also, since the CIA is now ran by Petraeus -which is a conflict of interest being a General- and since the CIA can now bomb sovereign countries, the budget lines will be blurred between military and, CIA and Co'. budgets. And nothing was said about the CIA and Co. budgets. Maybe they plan to increase them?
Right now Obama wants to rally the center left; it is simply propaganda. And most importantly a way to hide that we can't dislodge Gadhafi and that we have already spent over a billion dollars on the Libyan illegal war; that the economy is about to collapse again: unemployment is growing,  the middle class is chocking and that it is likely that by the time people reach retirement age, if they do, they won't have any money left ...  and the list keeps going.

Apple joins Hulu bid talks: report | Reuters

Apple joins Hulu bid talks: report | Reuters
A loss for the public, more money to disburse! I think people are tired of paying: Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and of course the New York Times online.

We praise the Washington Post and The Guardian for making their articles online available to all.

At least one person dead in Oslo explosion: report | Reuters

At least one person dead in Oslo explosion: report | Reuters

MP attacks Hague over review of arms sales to Arab regimes | Politics | guardian.co.uk

MP attacks Hague over review of arms sales to Arab regimes | Politics | guardian.co.uk: "In a damning report earlier this year, the Commons arms export controls committees demanded an urgent review of exports to 'authoritarian regimes worldwide'.

They referred specifically to the Mubarak and Gaddafi regimes in Egypt and Libya, to Bahrain, Syria, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Observers said military trucks sent by the Saudis to help suppress demonstrations in Bahrain were British."
Surely we also know that many weapons used against protesters were US made; we hope the US will set up arm export controls this would also look at our arm export to Israel and thus our role into the aggressive repression of the Palestinian people which has resulted in thousands of deaths.

Police to begin iPhone iris scans amid privacy concerns | Reuters

Police to begin iPhone iris scans amid privacy concerns | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Dozens of police departments nationwide are gearing up to use a tech company's already controversial iris- and facial-scanning device that slides over an iPhone and helps identify a person or track criminal suspects."

We are giving all our rights to privacy in the name of security against unseen, and frankly not very active, enemy.

Regional factories rebound, jobless claims up | Reuters

Regional factories rebound, jobless claims up | Reuters: "However, a rise in the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits suggested the reacceleration in output would not be as strong as had previously anticipated."

Fake Apple Store in China even fools staff | Reuters

Fake Apple Store in China even fools staff | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Chinese counterfeiters have had a field-day pumping out knockoffs of Apple Inc's best-selling iPhones and iPads but one appears to have gone a step further -- a near flawless fake Apple Store that even employees believe is the real"

I have heard rumors that this story was fabricated by the blogger.

S&P says 50-50 chance of U.S. downgrade Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | Reuters.com

Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | Reuters.com
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S&P says 50-50 chance of U.S. downgrade

Standard & Poor's reiterated it sees a real risk that future U.S. government deficits may meaningfully miss discussed targets and that there is a 50-50 chance the U.S. AAA credit rating could be cut within three months, perhaps as soon as August. "

Whistleblower in hacking scandal found dead - The Washington Post

Japan scrambles to protect damaged reactor from typhoon - CNN.com

Japan scrambles to protect damaged reactor from typhoon - CNN.com: "Typhoon Ma-on is predicted to make landfall Tuesday, according to the country's meteorological agency."

NHK WORLD English - More beef cattle fed irradiated strw

NHK WORLD English: "The prefecture also asked all cattle farms in the prefecture to voluntarily refrain from shipping and transferring their stock for the time being."

Cisco to cut workforce by 11,500 | Reuters

Cisco to cut workforce by 11,500 | Reuters
More jobs lost, we wonder if the bonuses of CISCO management will be cut too?

Police gun down rioters in China's Xinjiang, at least 4 dead | Reuters

Police gun down rioters in China's Xinjiang, at least 4 dead | Reuters

General Dynamics buys cloud computing service firm | Reuters

General Dynamics buys cloud computing service firm | Reuters

Israel has detained 835 Palestinian minors in five years, says report | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israel has detained 835 Palestinian minors in five years, says report | World news | guardian.co.uk
 "A nine-year-old boy who was blindfolded and interrogated was among the children held for throwing rocks at soldiers".

BP reports new pipeline leak at Lisburne oilfield in Alaska | Environment | guardian.co.uk

BP reports new pipeline leak at Lisburne oilfield in Alaska | Environment | guardian.co.uk
More oil spills and Obama wants to start the drilling, go figure!

Russia criticises US for recognising Libyan rebel government | World news | guardian.co.uk

Russia criticises US for recognising Libyan rebel government | World news | guardian.co.uk
"Decision to designate national transitional council as legitimate government is taking sides in civil war, says Moscow"

Also, it seems that we are arming and putting in power looters. There has been reports of the rebel forces looting. See the Guardian .

Japanese contaminated beef sold in and around Tokyo | Reuters

Japanese contaminated beef sold in and around Tokyo | Reuters: "Japan was now likely to ban shipments of beef, hugely popular in Japan, from around Fukushima, a cabinet minister said on Sunday. It was not immediately clear what had delayed such a move, likely to inflame criticism that the government has been slow in its response to the crisis."


New CIA chief Petraeus hands over command in Afghanistan | Reuters

New CIA chief Petraeus hands over command in Afghanistan | Reuters
That is a lot of power handed to the military; it seems that CIA and military should not mix. We are entering a dangerous phase.

Mass psychosis in the US - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Mass psychosis in the US - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
"Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with over $14 billion in sales, antipsychotics became the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux."



Tanya L Chartrand: Botox impairs our ability to relate to others | Technology | The Observer

Tanya L Chartrand: Botox impairs our ability to relate to others | Technology | The Observer

And beyond, it will not stop the aging process and who would want injections of a disarmed bug? And who would want to kiss these injected lips?


Is this the world's sexiest woman (and the most powerful)? | World news | The Observer

Is this the world's sexiest woman (and the most powerful)? | World news | The Observer

84 more Fukushima cows found shipped | The Japan Times Online

84 more Fukushima cows found shipped | The Japan Times Online
"Hay remaining at a Koriyama farm was found to be contaminated with a level of cesium measuring 500,000 becquerels per kg."


Troops march in San Diego's gay pride parade - Yahoo! News

Troops march in San Diego's gay pride parade - Yahoo! News
"The national Servicemembers Legal Defense Network — representing gay and lesbian active-duty military personnel — informed organizer Sean Sala that they are warning members that it is still a risk to come out as long as "don't ask, don't tell" is on the books.
Sala, a former Navy operations specialist, said it's time for the gay and lesbian community to stop hiding in fear.
"This is not in any way a violation of military policy and it's time for the country to move on — plain and simple," he said."

US and Pakistan: The rocky AmPak affair | Comment is free | The Guardian

US and Pakistan: The rocky AmPak affair | Comment is free | The Guardian

US debt: how big is it and who owns it? | News | guardian.co.uk

US debt: how big is it and who owns it? | News | guardian.co.uk

Campaigners seek arrest of former CIA legal chief over Pakistan drone attacks | World news | The Guardian

Campaigners seek arrest of former CIA legal chief over Pakistan drone attacks | World news | The Guardian
To the Hague!

More beef cattle fed with contaminated hayNHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English


Court temporarily reinstates Don't Ask, Don't Tell | Reuters

Court temporarily reinstates Don't Ask, Don't Tell | Reuters

U.S. can't account for $8.7 billion of Iraq's money: audit | Reuters

U.S. can't account for $8.7 billion of Iraq's money: audit | Reuters
"Weaknesses in DoD's financial and management controls left it unable to properly account for $8.7 billion of the $9.1 billion in DFI funds it received for reconstruction activities in Iraq," the SIGIR report said.
The report cited poor record-keeping and said most of the organizations at the Pentagon that received DFI funds failed to establish required Treasury Department accounts."
Great management, this shows the insanity of it all and the governments ask us to tighten our belts!

Black men survive longer in prison than out: study | Reuters

Black men survive longer in prison than out: study | Reuters ""Ironically, prisons are often the only provider of medical care accessible by these underserved and vulnerable Americans," said Hung-En Sung of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York."


That is a very scary story; and it tells of how the environment affects survival.

Google smashes Street expectations, shares surge | Reuters

Google smashes Street expectations, shares surge | Reuters


Classified document about U.S. detention criteria inadvertently given to ACLU - Checkpoint Washington - The Washington Post

Classified document about U.S. detention criteria inadvertently given to ACLU - Checkpoint Washington - The Washington Post

1 Neb. nuclear plant on Missouri River lifts alert - Nation - Wire - BradentonHerald.com

1 Neb. nuclear plant on Missouri River lifts alert - Nation - Wire - BradentonHerald.com: "Workers meanwhile were pumping floodwater from behind a new barrier installed around the Fort Calhoun plant by the Omaha Public Power District. The new 8-foot-tall, water-filled barrier replaced a similar one that failed last month after a worker inadvertently punctured it with a bobcat.
Both public power district officials and federal regulators have said Fort Calhoun remains safe even without the additional barrier, noting that all the key areas of the plant stayed dry inside even as floodwaters surrounded the outside of the plant's main complex."

Kandahar mosque hit by bomber during service for Ahmed Wali Karzai | World news | guardian.co.uk

Kandahar mosque hit by bomber during service for Ahmed Wali Karzai | World news | guardian.co.uk

NHK WORLD English - New US commander vows to deter North's aggression

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US nuclear submarine shown to media in JapanNHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English - China hints at further curbs on rare earth exports

NHK WORLD English
"Japan, the United States and European countries, which depend on rare earth metals from China, are nervous over to what extent exports will be curbed."

Oops!

Google margins and new social product in spotlight | Reuters

Google margins and new social product in spotlight | Reuters

Arabs to seek full Palestinian upgrade at U.N.: draft | Reuters

Arabs to seek full Palestinian upgrade at U.N.: draft | Reuters

Bernanke: deep spending cuts could derail recovery | Reuters

Bernanke: deep spending cuts could derail recovery | Reuters

Apple pays S.Korean user compensation over iPhone tracking | Reuters

Apple pays S.Korean user compensation over iPhone tracking | Reuters

Moody's puts U.S. ratings on review for downgrade | Reuters

Moody's puts U.S. ratings on review for downgrade | Reuters
Oops!

Libyan rebels accused of burning homes and looting | World news | guardian.co.uk

Libyan rebels accused of burning homes and looting | World news | guardian.co.uk And we are arming these jokers!

Secret files that revealed the government's role in torture | Law | The Guardian

Secret files that revealed the government's role in torture | Law | The Guardian

Julian Assange extradition appeal hearing – day two live coverage | Media | guardian.co.uk

Julian Assange extradition appeal hearing – day two live coverage | Media | guardian.co.uk

News Corp pulls out of BSkyB bid | Media | guardian.co.uk

News Corp pulls out of BSkyB bid | Media | guardian.co.uk
And we hope that Murdoch will end up in jail.

PM Kan wants to wean Japan from nuclear power | Reuters

PM Kan wants to wean Japan from nuclear power | Reuters: "'Given the enormity of the risks associated with nuclear power generation, I have realized nuclear technology is not something that can be managed by conventional safety measures alone,' Kan told a news conference. 'I believe we should aim for a society that is not dependent on nuclear power generation.'"

Big-name brands sourcing from polluting China firms | Reuters

Big-name brands sourcing from polluting China firms | Reuters

Bernanke says Fed ready to ease if economy flags | Reuters

Bernanke says Fed ready to ease if economy flags | Reuters

A new U.S. law-enforcement tool: Facebook searches | Reuters

A new U.S. law-enforcement tool: Facebook searches | Reuters

Moody's cuts Ireland to junk, warns of second bailout | Reuters

Moody's cuts Ireland to junk, warns of second bailout | Reuters

Missouri River flooding closes another Nebraska-Iowa bridge - Yahoo! News

Missouri River flooding closes another Nebraska-Iowa bridge - Yahoo! News

NHK WORLD English - Moms set up network to protect kids from radiation

NHK WORLD English It is likely that most of the food, milk and water in Japan have some radioactive contaminants and nothing can be done, but to stop Fukushima Daiichi from spewing more radiation.

Certainly staying away from seafood, leafy greens, algae, mushrooms and milk, and from any foods coming from the Fukushima area is a good idea.


NHK WORLD English - TEPCO prepares for nitrogen injection and more liquidators have been exposed to above limit radiation

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Julian Assange extradition appeal hearing – live coverage | Media | guardian.co.uk

Julian Assange extradition appeal hearing – live coverage | Media | guardian.co.uk

Egyptian pipeline hit by fourth explosive attack since January | World news | guardian.co.uk

Egyptian pipeline hit by fourth explosive attack since January | World news | guardian.co.uk
"The pipeline has long been a source of political controversy in Egypt, particularly since the signing of a 20-year gas export deal with Israel in 2008. The final years of Hosni Mubarak's rule were marked by widespread opposition to the agreement, both on the streets and in the courts. Campaigners claim that corrupt business dealings enabled Israel to buy gas at below-market prices, and argue that it was wrong to provide energy supplies to the county while it continued its blockade on the Gaza Strip."

Tension follows night of violence in Belfast as Orange parade begins | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Tension follows night of violence in Belfast as Orange parade begins | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Here are some interesting facts about gonorrhea from Wikipedia


"Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.[2] The infection is transmitted from one person to another through vaginal, oral, or anal sex.[2] Men have a 20% risk of getting the infection from a single act of vaginal intercourse with an infected woman. The risk for men who have sex with men is higher.[4] Women have a 60–80% risk of getting the infection from a single act of vaginal intercourse with an infected man.[5]  It cannot be spread by toilets or bathrooms.[6]

Sex is thus more dangerous for women; the question is can women get gonorrhea if they don't have sex with a male? I'll try to find the answer but we know that men have infected their wives because of debauchery. How did it start?

Epidemiology:
"Gonorrhea is a common infectious disease. In the United Kingdom 196 per 100,000 males 20 to 24 years old, and 133 per 100,000 females 16 to 19 years old were diagnosed in 2005.[2] The CDC estimates that more than 700,000 people in the United States get new gonorrheal infections each year. "

History: "The exact time of onset of gonorrhea as prevalent disease or epidemic cannot be accurately determined from the historical record. One of the first reliable notations occur in the Acts of the (English) Parliament. In 1161 this body passed a law to reduce the spread of "...the perilous infirmity of burning."[21] The symptoms described are consistent with, but not diagnostic of, gonorrhea. A similar decree was passed byLouis IX in France in 1256, replacing regulation with banishment.[22] Similar symptoms were noted at the siege of Acre[disambiguation needed] by Crusaders."

Scientists find first superbug strain of gonorrhea | Reuters

Scientists find first superbug strain of gonorrhea | Reuters

Anonymous hacks US military contractor site - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Anonymous hacks US military contractor site - Americas - Al Jazeera English

AJE - Al Jazeera English - Deadly blasts at Cyprus military base

AJE - Al Jazeera English

Assad loyalists storm US and French embassies - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Assad loyalists storm US and French embassies - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

NHK WORLD English High level contamination in reactor building found

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NHK WORLD English - Cesium found in hay fed to cattle

NHK WORLD English We must demand that the FDA tests for radiation in all food coming from Japan and foods grown in California. Also, we want labeling on foods which would include where the food was grown and wether it was genetically engineered. People have the right to know.

Panetta echoes Bush comments, linking Iraq invasion to war on al-Qaeda - The Washington Post

Panetta echoes Bush comments, linking Iraq invasion to war on al-Qaeda - The Washington Post
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Wiki Leaks: Wikileaks: Romania, among dissatisfied countries by the NATO response at the Russian military exercises in 2009

Wiki Leaks: Wikileaks: Romania, among dissatisfied countries by the NATO response at the Russian military exercises in 2009

U.S. may act unilaterally vs Iran-armed Iraq militias | Reuters

U.S. may act unilaterally vs Iran-armed Iraq militias | Reuters
I guess Iran should be prepared for drone attacks or for the possible assassination of their leader; the US is no longer restrained by morality. It will likely start another illegal war and violate another country's sovereignty.

Our soldiers would not be dying if they were home protecting our flooded nuclear power plants from yet another nuclear disaster, rebuilding towns and states devastated by man made and natural catastrophes, and rebuilding the decaying infrastructure.

Egyptians extend protest to fourth day | Reuters

Egyptians extend protest to fourth day | Reuters

"A banner at one entrance to Tahrir read: "Revolution first and if needed we are ready to sacrifice with our souls and whatever is precious for the revolution to continue and not be stolen.""


Egyptian protesters did not go home and accept the status quo, they came right back out to have their demands met; this is their strength. And it is in sharp contrast to the American protesters who go home and go back to their lives accepting that nothing was achieved or changed; and they'll come out again for the next protest likely a year or so later again not expecting to change anything.

Obama increases pressure on Republicans on debt | Reuters

Obama increases pressure on Republicans on debt | Reuters

Democracy Now! | Headlines for July 11, 2011

Democracy Now! | Headlines for July 11, 2011

Video of Wikileaks'Julian Assange and philosopher Slavoj Zizek with Amy Goodman

Seattle is sending an helicopter to fly over Seattle to sample air for radiation particulates

The idea is to establish a base line, but this baseline will include the Fukushima spews and all it will do is raise, what the NRC qualifies as, "background radiation". the background radiation over the years have been raised to camouflage the radiation increases which are the result of human activities like weapon testing, nuclear plants leaks, uranium and plutonium mining, fuel making and the major accidents such as three Miles Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.

The death penalty and the costs of an obsession - The Washington Post

The death penalty and the costs of an obsession - The Washington Post


Fines lower drivers’ use of cellphones - The Washington Post

Fines lower drivers’ use of cellphones - The Washington Post: "In 2009, nearly 5,500 fatalities and 500,000 injuries resulted from crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the NHTSA. Overall, distraction-related fatalities represented 16 percent of total traffic fatalities in 2009."

Like drunk driving, drivers who kill someone while on the phone should go to jail.

Rachel Corrie's family claim Israeli military withheld vital video evidence | World news | The Guardian

Rachel Corrie's family claim Israeli military withheld vital video evidence | World news | The Guardian

Nebraska nuclear plant sets up new flood barrier | News Tribune

Nebraska nuclear plant sets up new flood barrier | News Tribune

NHK WORLD English - Long-term response needed for radioactive water

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five months later and Fukushima is still poisoning the northern hemisphere and the Pacific ocean with no end in sight.

Israel braces for Gaza protest 'flytilla' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israel braces for Gaza protest 'flytilla' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Cancer patient receives first synthetic organ transplant | Science | The Guardian

Cancer patient receives first synthetic organ transplant | Science | The Guardian

TEPCO temporarily halts cooling Fukushima Daini reactor - The Mainichi Daily News

TEPCO temporarily halts cooling Fukushima Daini reactor - The Mainichi Daily News
The never ending saga continues.

Nebraska nuclear power plants

Buffett donates $1.5 billion to Gates Foundation | Reuters

Buffett donates $1.5 billion to Gates Foundation | Reuters
Here is how you shelter your money.

Hack job! Murdoch axes paper to save deal | Reuters

Hack job! Murdoch axes paper to save deal | Reuters
He is a shameful individual; but also it shows how easy it is for anyone to ear drop on your conversations.

Navy medic detained for refusing training over WikiLeaks claims | UK news | The Guardian

Navy medic detained for refusing training over WikiLeaks claims | UK news | The Guardian
This is a courageous young man.

Afghan civilians killed by RAF drone | UK news | The Guardian

Afghan civilians killed by RAF drone | UK news | The Guardian
How creepy can the UK sneaky forces be? These are crimes against humanity. UK and US are doing the same thing violating human rights.

New hacking allegation piles pressure on Murdoch | Reuters

New hacking allegation piles pressure on Murdoch | Reuters

Exxon ramps up Montana oil spill cleanup, but where it all went still unclear as river rises - The Washington Post

Exxon ramps up Montana oil spill cleanup, but where it all went still unclear as river rises - The Washington Post
Jackasses!

New breed of ‘super PACs,’ other independent groups could define 2012 campaign - The Washington Post

New breed of ‘super PACs,’ other independent groups could define 2012 campaign - The Washington Post
This is not a democracy; the US government is for the wealthy and the wealthy alone.

Who wants to live forever? Scientist sees aging cured | Reuters

Who wants to live forever? Scientist sees aging cured | Reuters
Yes, would not life be too long and boring? Unless of course only the wealthy prolong their lives.

Oil jumps mere than $1 after BarCap note | Reuters

Oil jumps mere than $1 after BarCap note | Reuters
More price gauging and still no regulation.

Chinese local debt understated by $540 billion: Moody's | Reuters

Chinese local debt understated by $540 billion: Moody's | Reuters

Retirement solvency “a growing challenge” says GAO | Reuters Wealth

Retirement solvency “a growing challenge” says GAO | Reuters Wealth
More shenanigans!

Army program works to make soldiers fit in body and mind - The Washington Post

Army program works to make soldiers fit in body and mind - The Washington Post
The reason soldiers are not mentally strong is that they have seen 5,000 soldiers killed and around 50,000 wounded and they are fighting wars which are more like terrorist attacks then wars and they are defending the interest of the oil companies or pharmaceutical companies not defending their country; therefore like in Vietnam soldiers doubt the ethical aspect of these wars.
And like the Russians in Afghanistan the opium will get the best out of our soldiers.

The Associated Press: Los Alamos evacuation order lifted; 12,000 go home

The Associated Press: Los Alamos evacuation order lifted; 12,000 go home

Fukushima: Radioactive cesium-137 found in Tokyo’s tap water - International Business Times

Fukushima: Radioactive cesium-137 found in Tokyo’s tap water - International Business Times

This is not surprising; since some Cs has also found its way to the US.

Elderly Japanese volunteer for nuke cleanup - CBS News

Elderly Japanese volunteer for nuke cleanup - CBS News

United States Hit With a Triple Nuclear Threat - How Dangerous is it? (Part 1/2) | Dr. Kaku's Universe | Big Think

United States Hit With a Triple Nuclear Threat - How Dangerous is it? (Part 1/2) | Dr. Kaku's Universe | Big Think

InciWeb the Incident Information System: Las Conchas

InciWeb the Incident Information System: Las Conchas
"Date Started: 1 p.m., 6/26/2011

Size: approximately 113,734 acres
Percent Contained: 6%
Cause: Unknown - under investigation
Number of personnel: Approximately 1795 personnel including 47 handcrews.
Location: Approximately 12 miles southwest of Los Alamos off NM 4 at mile marker 35.
Fuels: Mixed Conifer, Ponderosa Pine. Fuel moisture is extremely low.
Equipment: 5 dozers, 68 engines, 28 water tenders
Aircraft: 17 helicopters
Residence Destroyed: 63 Residents Threatened: 450
Commercial Property Destroyed: 5 Commercial Property Threatened: 55
Outbuildings Destroyed: 32 Outbuildings Threatened: 140
Fire Information: 505-747-0255 or 877-631-5241 (Daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
"

Obama says ending tax breaks required to cut deficit | Reuters

Obama says ending tax breaks required to cut deficit | Reuters

Demain, une Palestine ind�pendante ? - LeMonde.fr

Demain, une Palestine ind�pendante ? - LeMonde.fr

Regulators in Russia Rescue Bank of Moscow - NYTimes.com

Regulators in Russia Rescue Bank of Moscow - NYTimes.com

Court Overturns Michigan Affirmative-Action Ban - NYTimes.com

Court Overturns Michigan Affirmative-Action Ban - NYTimes.com
Crazy times!

Video of Las Conchas fires in New Mexico



What is that smoke carrying and where is it going?

Las Conchas fires licking Los Alamos -Video

Late afternoon update on Las ConchasWildfire Continues to Burn Near Nuclear Facility in New Mexico - NYTimes.com

Wildfire Continues to Burn Near Nuclear Facility in New Mexico - NYTimes.com

Latest news on las Conchas fire: Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos largest in New Mexico history - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos largest in New Mexico history - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

Assassination by robot: Are we justified? - The Washington Post

Assassination by robot: Are we justified? - The Washington Post

Guantanamo detainees see legal progress reversed - The Washington Post

Guantanamo detainees see legal progress reversed - The Washington Post

Big Lehman creditor group backs bankruptcy plan | Reuters

Big Lehman creditor group backs bankruptcy plan | Reuters

Fukushima updates July 1 - Tepco

"- At 7:47 pm on June 30, we started the Alternative Cooling System of spent
fuel pool of Unit 3. It was under adjustment operation. After performance
  evaluation, we brought to a full operation at 11:00 am on July 1.
- At 11:43 am on July 1, we started cleaning up the first floor of reactor
  building of Unit 3 using a robot.
- At 10:00 am on July 1, we started transferring low radioactive 
  accumulated water, which had been removed from turbine building of 
  Unit 6, from temporary tank to Mega Float.
- At 10:00 am on July 1, we started transferring of accumulated water from 
  the underground floor of the turbine building of Unit 6 to temporary 
  tank. "

Los Alamos Fire: Initial Air Samples Show No Elevated Radiation Levels - ABC News

Los Alamos Fire: Initial Air Samples Show No Elevated Radiation Levels - ABC News

Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant - Wikipedia


Fort Calhoun houses spent fuel rods in a 40 foot deep spent fuel pool next to the reactor, and when the pool had nearly reached capacity in 2006, OPPD began to store spent fuel rods above ground in dry cask storageas well. The storage was not designed to house spent fuel permanently, but when plans for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository were terminated, OPPD stated that they are "prepared to safely store material on-site as long as necessary".[2]

Events

On June 6, 2011 the Omaha Public Power District, as required by Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines, declared a Notification of Unusual Event[11][12] (minimal level on a 4 level taxonomy) due to flooding of the Missouri River.[13] The Missouri River is above flood stage and is expected to rise further and remain above flood stage for several weeks to a month. Contractors have been busy installing sandbags and earthen berms to protect the facility from flooding.[13] According to officials, the plant was built to withstand a 500 year flooding event and though by June 14, 2011, much of the facility was surrounded by the swollen Missouri River, Omaha Public Power District officals were confident that enough redundancies were in place to ensure adequate safety.[14] It was reported on June 17, 2011 that the plant was in "safe cold shutdown" mode and that four weeks worth of additional fuel had been brought in to power backup generators, should they be needed. The Army Corps of Engineers indicated that with average precipitation, the Missouri River would not go above 1,008 feet (307 m) above sea level and OPPD officials stated that the current flood protection efforts would protect the plant to 1,010–1,012 feet (310–308 m) feet above sea level. Officials indicated the spent fuel pool is at 1,038.5 feet (316.5 m) above sea level.[15]
On June 7, 2011, an electrical component in a switch gear room caused a small fire with Halon extinguisher activation which forced a partial evacuation.[16] The fire was no longer burning when the on site fire brigade arrived and according to officials, the public was never in any danger. The fire impacted pumping of coolant water through the spent fuel pool. Cooling was interrupted for 90 minutes while the estimated time for the pool to reach boiling temperature was over 88 hours.[17] In response, the Omaha Public Power District declared an alert[18][12] (second level on a 4 level taxonomy). The evacuation was the first at the facility since 1992, when 20,000 US gallons (76,000 l; 17,000 imp gal) (ca. 76 t) of coolant leaked into a containment building from the reactor.[19][20]
On June 23 a helicopter contracted by OPPD to survey transmission lines made an unplanned landing 1.5 miles south of the plant. Reports described it as an unplanned landing although photographs showed it on its side in a field. Nobody was injured.[21] The Federal Aviation Administration had declared a "temporary flight restriction," in a two nautical mile radius, centered on the Fort Calhoun nuclear facility. This restriction went into effect on June 6, 2011, at 4:31 PM, and remains in effect "until further notice."[22] Officials noted that the June 6 FAA directive was actually a reminder to a standing order creating no flight zones over all U.S. nuclear power plants which had been in effect after the 2001 9/11 attacks.[23]
On June 26, at 1:30 a.m., a 8 feet (2.4 m) high, 2,000 feet (610 m) long flood berm surrounding portions of the plant, was punctured by a small earth mover ("Bobcat") and collapsed.[24] The flood berm was water-filled and its collapse allowed flood waters to surround the auxiliary and containment buildings at the plant, and also forced the temporary transfer of power from the external electricity grid to backup electrical generators.[4] It was reported more than 2 feet (0.61 m) of water rushed in around buildings and electrical transformers.[25] Backup generators were then used to ensure the facility maintained electrical power for cooling.[26] The rupturing of the flood berm also resulted in approximately 100 US gallons (380 l; 83 imp gal) of petroleum being released into the river as many fuel containers were washed out. The fuel/oil containers were staged around the facility to supply fuel for pumps which remove water within the flood containment barriers. [27] The rubber berm was a secondary measure not mandated by the NRC and was put in place by OPPD to provide additional room for work immediately outside the reactor buildings.[4]
According to OPPD, the plant is designed to withstand waters up to 1,014 feet above mean sea level. The river is not expected to exceed 1,008 feet. NRC officials were at the plant at the time and NRC statements said the plant remains safe. NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko confirmed the plant's safety when he visited the plant on June 27.[28][29]

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