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Shaken, stirred, totally Fukushima’d

Now Fukushima Daiichi means the same in English as in Japanese. Although now apparently "meltdown" no longer means apocalyptic, "radiation" no longer means toxic, and to "exceed the safety levels" no longer means to pose adverse risk to your health. Curious. Because, I suppose, Japan can't cry REACTOR FIRE in a crowded metropolis. Instead of blaming a Japanese government for being less than forthcoming about the obvious exponential horrors to come, realize they're in hospice-caretaker mode, with little recourse but to comfort the imperiled population with big white lies. The Japanese are skeptical, but what are they supposed to do? They can no sooner stop drinking and eating than they can stop breathing. Will Fukushima be only a partial Chernobyl or verse visa? Halfway around the world, is the news being broken gently for our unknowing benefit? From across the Pacific, we can fret about the fallout --a word which now apparently means radioactive particles of no demonstrated significance. At least this president is not advising us to grab for duct-tape and visqueen. Leave the Japanese the stiff upper lip indispensable to island nations sin salida. For your own self-preservation, turn off the telly and heed experts who

US denies holding Iranian scientist Amiri prisoner, yet sought to swap him?

Contradictions are varied and colorful in the feuding accounts of Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri's brief stay in the US. He says he was abducted and interrogated, American sources hope to mar Amiri's homecoming by suggesting he was paid five million dollars for squealing on Iran's weapons program. How are we to know except to disbelieve whatever CNN says? Most amusing were US denials that it had held Amiri captive, having earlier suggested a prisoner swap with Iran in exchange for three Americans detained in Iran. 18754

Israeli mushroom cloud smoking gun

What does the Israeli Internet Megaphone look like in the flesh? Take a look at who's peddling the Weapons of Mass Destruction meme against Iran. It's the same Smoking Gun Mushroom Cloud scare.

The international campaign to deny Iran the use of nuclear reactors

Nuclear energy whether we like it or not is seen by many countries as their way of becoming 'energy independent'. Those countries that have already developed this technology are seen as being the movers and shakers around the world... don't laugh! But there is a giant campaign across the world (centered in the US), not to do away with construction of their own nuclear reactors by those countries already having them, but to deny less developed countries entry into the world of the Imperial Order of Countries with nuclear reactors online already producing energy. There, the movement (centered in the US once again) is actually to expand the use of nuclear reactor produced energy. 6634

Cutting edge technology of wind power

You gotta love how wind power is the poster child for alternative energy. News segments about energy self-reliance begin with a depiction of wind turbines. Election ads about the imperative to invest in other energies, more wind turbines. Is energy from the wind a new technology? I'm not sure it isn't actually the oldest, next to kindling wood. Wind might tie with the water wheel, another energy they're lauding as alternative. 5298

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