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Thursday, September 29, 2016

A FUKUSHIMA AND RADIATION PRIMER. WE LEARN OR WE PERISH.

PLEASE, TAKE JUST UNDER 11 MINUTES OF TIME TO WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO.

IF THE LINK, https://youtu.be/CI_KExaudxk , DOES NOT TAKE YOU TO THAT CHANNEL, OR IF THIS VIDEO WILL NOT PLAY, PLEASE ALERT THE TEA ROOM BY COMMENT SO I CAN REPLACE IT WITH A VALID LINK.

THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED MORE TIMES THAN I CARE TO COUNT AND IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.







ABOVE, CESIUM-137 DETECTION SITES OFF AMERICA'S WEST COAST.

HOWEVER, OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IS NOT MONITORING THIS, A QUESTIONABLE "CROWD-SOURCED" WOODS HOLE EMPLOYEE IS.

THE AMERICAN "PROTECTION AGENCIES" EVEN TURNED OFF MOST MONITORING SITES INLAND AND NO LAW FORCES THEM TO MONITOR SEAFOOD FOR RADIATION.

FROM THE ARCTIC CIRCLE TO THE TIP OF CHILE, ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PACIFIC, FUKUSHIMA RADIATION IS MEASURABLE AT SEA, ON LAND, AND IN THE AIR, IN FOOD CROPS, GRASSLANDS AND FORESTS, WATER, AND ANIMALS.


BEFORE WE CONTINUE, ALLOW ME TO OFFER SOME FACTS THAT FEW ARE AWARE OF CONCERNING RADIATION AND NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.
IT WILL HELP US FOCUS ON THE REALITY OF A FUTURE WITH NUCLEAR POWER.

OLD COLLEAGUES AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT ALL THE SILENCE FROM THE MEDIA TODAY WHEN THE DISASTER OF 2011 IS THE SAME DISASTER IN 2016 AND WE UNANIMOUSLY AGREE THAT ONE REASON WHY NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO STOP IT IS THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KEPT IN THE DARK, DON'T KNOW THE BASICS., AREN'T AWARE OF THE ONGOING DANGERS, THE BASIC FACTS OF RADIATION AND THIS 'ACCIDENT' TEPCO COULD HAVE PREVENTED.

HENCE, THE TITLE OF THIS BLOG ENTRY.

I SINCERELY HOPE THAT BASIC FACTS WILL CHANGE THE WAY MANY SEE THIS SITUATION AND WILL CREATE A STRONG DESIRE IN ALL WHO READ FACTS TO THEN CONTACT EVERYONE, ANYONE IN GOVERNMENT HERE AND ABROAD TO DEMAND SOMETHING, ANYTHING BE DONE TO STOP IT.


SOMETHING CAN BE DONE.
THAT 'SOMETHING' MAY SEEM HARSH, EVEN TERRIBLE, MIGHT DISPLACE MILLIONS IN JAPAN, BUT THE ALTERNATIVE, TO JUST LET IT GO ON AND ON WILL HORRIBLY AFFECT ALL LIFE ON EARTH, NOW AND IN WHATEVER FUTURE WE MAY HAVE.

MOST OF THE INFORMATION BELOW COMES FROM THE NIRS.ORG FACT SHEETS FOUND <HERE> OR FROM 'THE ABCs OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE' FOUND <HERE>.


THE LATTER SITE, IN MY OPINION, TAKES A MUCH MORE 'POLLYANNA' APPROACH THAN THE OTHER BUT HAS SOME USEFUL DATA.

WHEN I FIRST BEGAN STUDYING RADIATION BACK IN THE STONE AGE, THE FIRST THING THAT SURPRISED ME WAS THAT THE SHORTER THE HALF-LIFE, THE HIGHER THE RADIATION EMITTED BY RADIONUCLIDES.
FOR EXAMPLE:

" Strontium-90, strontium-89 and strontium-94 are all fission products, they are produced in similar quantities, and each nucleus decays by shooting off one beta particle (electron).
But Sr-90 has a 30-year half-life, Sr-89 a 50.5-day half-life, and Sr-94 a 75-second half-life.
The same number of atoms of Sr-89 will decay 10,600 times faster than Sr-90, and Sr-94 will do so 915 million times faster.

It is these short-half-life nuclides that make spent fuel so dangerous, in addition to generating much heat, immediately after the reactor itself has been shut down.

The most radioactive also decay the fastest; after 50 days, Sr-94 has had 58,000 half-lives and is effectively gone; Sr-89 is at half its original quantity, but 99.68% of the Sr-90 remains. As there are hundreds of different nuclides created, the initial radioactivity level fades quickly, but never fades out completely."

[SOURCE: Chart of the Nuclides, twelfth edition, 1977. Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, General Electric Company, WHICH IS THE COMPANY THAT WAS IN BUSINESS WITH TEPCO WHEN IT BUILT DAI'ICHI.]

FUKUSHIMA DAILY EMITS LARGE QUANTITIES OF STRONTIUM, AS TEPCO HAS ADMITTED.

~ The half-life of 238Uranium is 4.5 billion years. That is, in 4.5 billion years, half of the 238U on Earth will have decayed into other elements.
In another 4.5 billion years, half of the remaining 238U will have decayed.
One fourth of the original material will remain on Earth after 9 billion years.

THERE IS ONE VERY NASTY "DAUGHTER" OF URANIUM....POLONIUM.
IT'S A 'DAUGHTER' BECAUSE IT IS FOUND IN URANIUM ORE.

IT IS OFTEN CALLED THE MOST LETHAL SUBSTANCE ON EARTH.
"By mass, polonium-210 is around 250,000 times more toxic than hydrogen cyanide."

Alpha particles emitted by polonium will damage organic tissue easily if polonium is ingested, inhaled, or absorbed.
The isotopes 214Po and 218Po are thought to cause the majority of the estimated 15,000–22,000 lung cancer deaths in the US every year that have been attributed to indoor radon.

IT WAS POLONIUM THAT NASA DISCOVERED IN "ANOMALOUSLY HIGH LEVELS" ALL ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI AND PEARL RIVERS IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH AFTER A HEAVY RAIN.

AS I'VE WRITTEN BEFORE, MY YOUNGEST GRANDSON WAS OUT IN THAT RAIN, CATCHING RAINDROPS ON HIS TONGUE.


"In the United States, polonium was produced as part of the Manhattan Project's Dayton Project during World War II. It was a critical part of the implosion-type nuclear weapon design used in the Fat Man bomb on Nagasaki in 1945. "

"Much of the basic physics of polonium was classified until after the war. The fact that it was used as an initiator was classified until the 1960s."

FUKUSHIMA'S NUCLEAR PLANT SENT US POLONIUM.
IT WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY DO SO AGAIN.
HOW CAN WE EVER THANK TEPCO FOR THAT?

BECAUSE OF MY GRANDSON AND ALL OTHER CHILDREN AFFECTED BY THIS PREVENTABLE "ACCIDENT", I HAVE IMAGINED MANY TERRIBLE WAYS TO 'THANK' THEM.


~ After Cs-137 and Sr-90 have decayed to low levels, the bulk of radioactivity from spent fuel come not from fission products but actinides, notably plutonium-239, plutonium-240, americium-241, americium-243, curium-245, and curium-246.

~ ABOUT THAT DECAY CHAIN....IT'S COMPLICATED.
I MUST ADMIT THAT THE EASIEST TO READ AND UNDERSTAND CHART ON DECAY CHAINS AND RESULTING HALF-LIVES CAN BE FOUND ON OLD WIKIPEDIA <HERE>.
SCROLL DOWN TO "Actinides and fission products by half-life", WHICH IS A CHART.

YOU SEE, AS RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL DECAYS, IT BECOMES OTHER THINGS, OR, AT LEAST, HAS OTHER NAMES.

THERE ARE SEVEN LONG-LIVED FISSION "PRODUCTS", A FEW OF WHICH ARE TROUBLING FOR SEVERAL REASONS, MAINLY THEIR HIGH RADIATION LEVELS AS THEY "DECAY" OR COME INTO CONTACT WITH LIVING ORGANISMS.

[NOTE:The first 2 have similar half-lives, between 200 thousand and 300 thousand years; the last 2 have longer half-lives, in the low millions of years.]
THEY ARE:
1- Technetium-99. Tons of technetium-99 have been released into the ocean.

2- Tin-126, which emits very "energetic" gamma radiation, which is an external exposure hazard.

3- Cesium-135's predecessor xenon-135 is produced at a high rate.
Fission cesium contains not only 135Cs but also stable but neutron-absorbing 133Cs (which wastes neutrons and forms 134Cs which is radioactive with a half-life of 2 years) as well as the common fission product 137Cs which does not absorb neutrons but is highly radioactive, making handling more hazardous and complicated; for all these reasons, transmutation disposal of 135Cs would be more difficult.

4- Iodine-129 has the longest half-life, 15.7 million years.
However, radioactive iodine is a disproportionate biohazard because the thyroid gland concentrates iodine.

I-129 has a half-life nearly a billion times as long as its more hazardous sister isotope iodine-131, therefore with a shorter half-life, I-131 is approximately a billion times more radioactive than the longer lived I-129.

The first three have similar half-lives, between 200 thousand and 300 thousand years; the last four have longer half-lives, in the low millions of years.

~ MOX FUEL RODS, FOUND AT THE DAI'ICHI PLANT, HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT MAKEUP, HIGHER CONCENTRATIONS OF SOME NASTY LITTLE 'PARTICLES'.



( SEE A LARGE VERSION OF THE ABOVE IMAGE <HERE>.)

A FULL VERSION OF WHAT WAS RELEASED FROM FUKUSHIMA CANNOT BE MADE AVAILABLE, BECAUSE IT IS STILL RELEASING RADIATION FROM AT LEAST 3 RUINED REACTORS,AND IN A HALF-DOZEN DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT WE CAN SEE WHAT WAS RELEASED BY CHERNOBYL IN A PDF <HERE>.
MULTIPLY THAT FOR FUKUSHIMA.
YOU'LL HAVE TO DO THAT BECAUSE OUR SORRY NEWS MEDIA AND GOVERNMENTS WON'T.

~ Radioactivity is measured in "curies."
THE MEDIA AND OUR "PROTECTION AGENCIES" LIKE TO OFFER OTHER TERMINOLOGY FOR WHAT CAN KILL US, BUT LETS THINK CURIES.

A large medical center, with as many as 1000 laboratories in which radioactive materials are used, may have a combined inventory of only about two curies.

In contrast, an average operating, SINGULAR nuclear power reactor will have approximately 16 BILLION curies in its reactor core.

This is the equivalent long-lived radioactivity of at least 1,000 Hiroshima bombs, PER REACTOR.

FUKUSHIMA LOST 3 REACTORS TO MELTDOWN.
THAT PUT ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF RADIATION HIGH INTO OUR ATMOSPHERE WHICH, LIKE THE RADIATION PUT THERE BY THE NUCLEAR BOMB "TESTING" IN THE 1950s, WILL RAIN DOWN ON US FOR GENERATIONS.

~Some radioactive fission gases, stripped from the reactor cooling water, are contained in decay tanks at ALL nuclear power plants for days before being released into the atmosphere through filtered rooftop vents.

Some gases leak into the power plant buildings’ interiors and are released during periodic "purges" and "ventings."

These airborne gases contaminate not only the air, but also soil and water.

THE ROOFS OF THE 3 FUKUSHIMA REACTOR BUILDINGS WERE BLOWN OFF.
NOTHING WAS "CONTAINED"... NOT RADIOACTIVE GASES, NOT ANYTHING.
EVEN WORKING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS CAN'T CONTAIN ALL THE RADIATION RELEASED BY FISSION!

~ A typical 1000-megawatt pressurized-water reactor (with a cooling tower) takes in 20,000 gallons of river, lake or ocean water per minute for cooling, circulates it through a 50-mile maze of pipes, returns 5,000 gallons per minute to the same body of water, and releases the remainder to the atmosphere as vapor.

THERE WAS NOTHING "TYPICAL ABOUT DAI'ICHI. IT WAS THE LARGEST NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ON EARTH AND WAS ONE OF THE MOST SECRETIVE ONES, AS WE ARE FINDING OUT NOW.

A 1000-megawatt reactor without a cooling tower (such as Dai'ichi) takes in even more water--as much as one-half million gallons per minute.
The discharge water is contaminated with radioactive elements in amounts that are not precisely known or knowable, but are biologically active.

~ Accurate, economically-feasible filtering and monitoring technologies do not exist for some of the major reactor by-products, such as radioactive hydrogen (TRITIUM) and noble gases, such as krypton and xenon.
Some liquids and gases are retained in tanks so that the shorter-lived radioactive materials can break down before the entire batch is released to the environment.


NOW, AFTER LEARNING JUST A FEW OF THE BASIC FACTS, WHEN YOU READ OR HEAR OF THOSE "SAFE LEVELS" SPOKEN OF BY SUCH AS KEN BUESSELER OF WOODS HOLE, AND THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY'S PET DOGS, OUR "NUCLEAR REGULATORY AGENCIES", YOU'LL KNOW A LIE WHEN YOU HEAR IT.

NOTHING WAS RETAINED AT FUKUSHIMA AND IS UNLIKELY TO BE RETAINED FOR DECADES, AT BEST, IF THEN, UNLESS WE TAKE VERY DRASTIC ACTION SOON.

THE LEAKS ARE EVERYWHERE; STORAGE TANKS, REACTOR BUILDINGS, TRENCHES, THOSE PLASTIC BAGS FULL OF 'BRUSH' AND SOIL, THE OPEN-AIR BURNING OF OTHER RADIOACTIVE WASTE GOING ON IN MANY PLACES THROUGHOUT JAPAN...

NOTHING IS CONTAINED OR RETAINED WHEN YOU HAVE A NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE ON THE ORDER OF THE JAPANESE DISASTER.

~ Many of the reactor’s radioactive by-products continue giving off radioactive particles and rays for enormously long periods – described in terms of "half-lives."

A radioactive material gives off hazardous radiation for at least ten half-lives.

One of the radioactive isotopes of iodine (iodine- 129) has a half-life of 16 million years; technetium-99 = 211,000 years; and plutonium-239 = 24,000 years. Xenon-135, a noble gas, decays into cesium-135, an isotope with a 2.3 million-year half-life.

Uranium's half-life of 4.6 billion years makes it the longest-lived of all isotopes. Uranium-235 has a half-life of 700 million years, while uranium-234 has a half-life of "only" 25 million years.


Here are a few other half-lives:

Strontium-90 - 28 years
Caesium-137 - 30 years
Plutonium-239 - 24,000 years

~ About that "low-level" radiation...
It is scientifically established that low-level radiation damages tissues, cells, DNA and other vital molecules – causing programmed cell death (apoptosis), genetic mutations, cancers, leukemia, birth defects, and reproductive, immune and endocrine system disorders.

~ Accurate accounting of all radioactive wastes released to the air, water and soil from the entire reactor fuel production system is simply not available.

The system includes uranium mines and mills, chemical conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication plants, nuclear power reactors, and radioactive waste storage pools, casks, and trenches.

READY FOR A LESSON IN PURE INSANITY?
ENTER, JAPAN'S PLANS TO NOT ONLY RESTART ALL THEIR OLD NUKE PLANTS BUT BUILD NEW ONES.


WITH THE DANGER OF THE REACTOR BUILDINGS AT THE DESTROYED PLANT FALLING INTO RUIN IN THE NEXT BIG EARTHQUAKE AND BLOWING SKY-HIGH, WITH THE #2 PLANT LYING JUST 7.5 MILES NORTH OF DAI'ICHI ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN, EXPOSED TO TYPHOONS AND TSUNAMIS AS BEFORE, THEY SERIOUSLY WANT TO BE ALLOWED TO RESTART ANYTHING IN THAT NATION OF DAILY EARTHQUAKES, FREQUENT MASSIVE STORMS AND KNOWING THE POTENTIAL FOR TSUNAMIS?

HONESTLY, THIS IS THE TRUTH, THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY PLACES NO VALUE ON HUMAN LIVES, ON ANIMAL OR PLANT LIFE.
THEY WOULD LOSE BILLIONS TO TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IF THEY HAD TO DISMANTLE ALL THESE NUKE PLANTS AND FIND PLACES TO VAINLY ATTEMPT TO BURY THEIR WASTES TO KEEP IT FROM KILLING PEOPLE QUICKLY INSTEAD OF SLOWLY.

TEPCO DIDN'T SPEND THE FEW MILLION IT MIGHT HAVE TAKEN TO BUILD A HIGHER SEA WALL AND STORE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ABOVE THE PLANT WHERE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASY TO ACCESS IT TO SAVE THE PLANT FROM THOSE MELTDOWNS.

PROFIT OVER PEOPLE.
WE'VE SEEN IT FOR OVER 6 DECADES.
THEY'VE BEEN BUSTED AT IT NUMEROUS TIMES BEFORE.


JUST THIS PAST WEEK, SEPTEMBER 21, WE COULD READ...

Typhoon rain raises tainted Fukushima plant groundwater to surface.

Heavy rain brought by Typhoon Malakas caused contaminated groundwater to rise to ground level at the radiation-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant Tuesday night, raising fears of tainted water flooding out to the plant’s port area.


THAT TEPCO WANTS TO RESTART PLANT #2 IS A NEW KIND OF INSANITY!
.BUT IT GETS WORSE...
"Seven Japanese nuclear power reactors are likely to be in operation by the end of March, 2017 and 12 more one year later, according to an estimate by the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). Judicial rulings and local consents will influence the rate of restart, it notes.The Fukushima prefectural government and its assembly have been calling for scrapping the No. 2 plant. "

A LESSON IN HOW THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AND OUR COMPLICIT GOVERNMENTS USE THE MEDIA TO LULL US INTO FALSE SECURITY, AND TO DISCREDIT ALL WHO WANT TO TELL US THE TRUTH.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER, MOST MAINSTREAM MEDIA (MSM) GLADLY KEPT US INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN, ALL MARINE LIFE IN IT AND HOW THAT WOULD AFFECT HUMANS.

THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY MOUNTED A VERY COSTLY COUNTER-CAMPAIGN TO STOP SUCH NEWS FROM BEING REPORTED MY THE MSM.

IT WORKED.

TODAY WE ARE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND ANY "NEWS" ABOUT THE ONGOING, VERY REAL DANGER THAT THE CONTINUED LEAKING REACTORS POSE TO US AND TO THE ENTIRE PACIFIC FOOD WEB, TO THE GLOBAL POPULATION.

THE VIDEO WE SAW AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS BLOG SHOWS CLIPS FROM THE TIME THAT MAJOR NEWS MEDIA WERE STILL INTERESTED IN PRESENTING THE FACTS, IN KEEPING US ALL INFORMED.
THAT IS NOT HAPPENING ANYMORE.

EVEN IN 2013, THE EXPERTS SHOWN PRESENTING THOSE FACTS IN THIS BRIEF FILM WERE STILL TOUTED AS EXPERTS, WERE HEAVILY RELIED ON.

AFTER THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY WAGED ITS WAR AGAINST TRUTH AND FACTS, THE SAME EXPERTS WERE, FOR THE MOST PART, RE-LABELED AS "KOOKS" AND MOST ARE NOW LISTED AS "CONSPIRACY THEORISTS", ALL, PERHAPS, BUT MICHIO KAKU, A HIGHLY RESPECTED PHYSICIST.

THE RE-LABELING OF THESE DEDICATED SCIENTISTS IN NO WAY ERASES THEIR CREDENTIALS, THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH RADIATION CONTAMINATION AND, IN THE CASE OF DR. HELEN CALDICOTT, M.D., IN RECOGNIZING AND TREATING RADIATION SICKNESS.

THEY ARE AS VALID AND KNOWLEDGEABLE NOW AS THEY WERE WHEN MAINSTREAM MEDIA SOUGHT THEIR TAKE ON THE DEADLY SITUATION.

Dr. Helen Caldicott resigned from Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston so that she could devote herself to Physicians for Social Responsibility.
As she said at the time, "Why am I treating these children when they might all be killed?"

Since 1971 she has waged a vigorous international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the changes necessary to stop environmental destruction and nuclear war.
DR. CALDICOTT was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling, 1985.

She has written for numerous publications, authored five books, and has been the subject of several documentary films, including Eight Minutes to Midnight, nominated for an Academy Award in 1982, and If You Love This Planet, which won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1983.

DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A "KOOK"?

AND DR. MICHIO KAKU?

"As part of the research program in 1975 and 1977 at the department of physics at The City College of The City University of New York, Kaku worked on research on quantum mechanics.

He was a Visitor and Member (1973 and 1990) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and New York University.

He currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York.

Kaku had a role in breaking the SSFL (Santa Susana) story in 1979.
The Santa Susana facility, run by RocketDyne, was responsible for an experimental sodium reactor which had an accident in Simi Valley in the 50s.
Kaku was a student involved in breaking the story of the leak of radiation.

Kaku has had more than 70 PEER-REVIEWED articles published in physics journals such as Physical Review.

In 1974, Kaku and Prof. Keiji Kikkawa of Osaka University co-authored the first papers describing string theory in a field form.
KAKU WAS NOT YET 30 AT THE TIME.

Kaku is the author of several TEXTBOOKS on string theory and quantum field theory."


AND YET, A FEW HAVE DARED CALL HIM A "KOOK".

WHAT ABOUT ARNIE GUNDERSEN?
IS HE REALLY A "KOOK"?

"Gundersen is a former nuclear industry executive and engineer with more than 44 years of nuclear industry experience who became a whistleblower in 1990.

Gundersen has written dozens of expert reports for non-government organizations and the state of Vermont.

He holds a U.S. patent on an "Energy Absorbing Turbine Missile Shield" – U.S. Patent # 4,397,608 – September 8, 1983.

He served as an expert witness in the investigation of the Three Mile Island accident and has provided commentary on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Gundersen is a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1971), with a B.S. cum laude and a GPA of 3.74 in nuclear engineering, holds a master's degree in nuclear engineering, and gained an Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship (1972).

He co-authored the DOE (Department Of Energy) Decommissioning Handbook, First Edition (1981–82)
While also writing numerous nuclear expert reports from 1993 to 2008, in 2007 he became Mathematics Professor at Community College of Vermont.

Gundersen has more than 40 years of nuclear power engineering experience.

KOOK OR NOT?


HERE'S A SHORT LIST OF SOME NOBEL PRIZE-WINNERS AND ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION SCIENTISTS WHO TURNED AGAINST NUCLEAR ANYTHING. THEY WERE ALSO BRANDED AS KOOKS:

~ J. Robert Oppenheimer... "among those who are called the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons used in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

After provoking the ire of many politicians with his outspoken opinions about controlling nuclear arms, his advocacy AGAINST building a hydrogen bomb and the overall dangers of nuclear power, he suffered the revocation of his security clearance in a much-publicized hearing in 1954, and was effectively stripped of his direct political influence; he continued to lecture, write and work in physics.

~ Isidor Isaac Rabi, a pioneer in exploring the atom and a major force in 20th-century physics, who won the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physics, joined with Enrico Fermi and Openheimer and others to oppose nuclear proliferation and warn of the devastating effects on humans of nuclear power.

~JOHN GOFMAN, Ph.D., M.D., another NUCLEAR SCIENTIST associated with the Manhattan Project and yet one of America's most prominent critics of nuclear power.

He was Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at University of California at Berkeley. performed extensive research on the hazards of radiation, gave testimony in any number of trials related to atomic power, lectured and participated in debates all across the country, and wrote several books on the relationship between nuclear energy and public health.

He co-discovered several radioisotopes, notably uranium-233 and its fissionability ; he was the third person ever to work with plutonium, and, having devised an early process for separating plutonium from fission products at J. Robert Oppenheimer’s request, he was the first chemist ever to try and isolate milligram quantities of plutonium.

In 1969, Arthur Tamplin and Gofman discovered that the risk of contracting cancer — per unit of radiation exposure — was 20 times worse than all the official estimates given at that time.

Since they believed that scientists have an obligation to inform the public truthfully, they announced their findings.
Their data gave people who were wondering about the safety of nuclear power some concrete evidence to validate their concerns.

From that point on, he was 'crucified' by his fellow scientists and labeled....yes, a "kook".

Gofman once said, "Art and I weren't trying to conduct a campaign against the atomic power industry. We were concerned simply with protecting people."
From 1971 onward, he was the Chairman of the Committee for Nuclear Responsibility.

He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for his work on the effects of the Chernobyl disaster's low-level radiation exposure on the population.


THREE TRULY AMAZING MEN, MEN WHO WERE HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM UNTIL THEY WENT AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER, THEN THEY WERE ALL LABELED AS KOOKS, JUST LIKE THE EXPERTS FROM THE FILM AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE HERE.


THERE ARE MANY OTHERS FROM THE MANHATTAN PROJECT DAYS WHO ALSO SAW THE TRUTH AND SPOKE OUT FOR THE DEFENSE OF HUMANITY, SHOWED US HOW AND WHY ANY AMOUNT OF RADIATION IS LETHAL, WHY NUCLEAR WEAPONS MUST CEASE TO EXIST.

THEY WERE ALL LABELED KOOKS.


AN EX-PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN (2001 THROUGH 2006) , JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI, HAS ALSO BECOME A SPOKESMAN FOR ELIMINATING NUCLEAR POWER AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND HAS ACCUSED ABE OF LYING TO THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ABOUT THE VERY REAL DANGER TO ALL WHO VISIT JAPAN IN 2020.

HE EVEN CALLED FOR ABE TO WITHDRAW FROM THAT "HONOR" AND FOCUS ON PRESERVING HUMAN LIVES, STOPPING THE LEAKS AT DAI'ICHI AND ELIMINATING ALL NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN JAPAN.

"We should aim to be nuclear-free... If the Liberal Democratic Party were to adopt a zero-nuclear policy, then we'd see a groundswell of support for getting rid of nuclear energy." Koizumi recalled Japan's reconstruction in the wake of World War II and called for the country to "unite toward a dream of achieving a society based on renewable energy."

HE IS NOW LABELED A KOOK.


ANOTHER EX-PRIME MINISTER, NAOTO KAN, HAS BECOME OUTSPOKEN AGAINST NUCLEAR ENERGY.
HE WAS PRIME MINISTER WHEN THE TSUNAMI HIT IN 2011.

"These five years have demonstrated that we can secure enough power without nuclear plants. That's why I believe we should stay away from the large risk posed by nuclear plants and focus instead on renewable energy by changing our sources of power," Kan said.

"There is still contaminated water coming out of the buildings of reactor one to four. Tepco says it is storing it in tanks, but part of it is leaking out into the ocean," he said, adding that radioactive particles were also still leaking, while nuclear debris remained in the reactors that melted down.

Additionally, the human cost of the disaster was ongoing, he noted. "


HE IS NOW CALLED A KOOK.

YET ANOTHER EX-PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN , MORIHIRO HOSOKAWA, WORKS WITH KOIZUMI TO RID JAPAN OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.

"April 15, 2014, "Former Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa will establish an anti-nuclear power forum in May to promote research into renewable energy and support anti-nuclear candidates in elections, sources said Tuesday.

Hosokawa, who was in power from August 1993 to April 1994, ran in the Tokyo gubernatorial election earlier this year with support from Koizumi on an anti-nuclear platform."


IMAGINE THAT!
THREE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTERS WHO "SAW THE LIGHT" ABOUT NUKES!

WHAT DID THEY LEARN WHILE IN OFFICE THAT ABE REFUSES TO LEARN?
THAT NUKES KILL...FOREVER?
THAT NUCLEAR WASTE CAN NEVER BE PROPERLY DISPOSED OF?
THAT LOW-LEVEL RADIATION DAMAGES CELLS AND DEVASTATES HUMAN LIVES?

THEY'RE ALL KOOKS, RIGHT?


GERMANY'S CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL, WHO HAS A DOCTORATE DEGREE IN PHYSICS, WENT FROM NEUTRAL ON THE ISSUE OF NUCLEAR POWER TO ANTI-NUCLEAR.

SHE IS NOW A "KOOK".

3,000 "CONCERNED SCIENTISTS" WERE KOOKS.

"At its height, the Atomic Scientists’ Movement counted roughly three thousand participants.

Nobel prize-winner Linus Pauling tried to educate the public about nuclear fallout.
He was joined by Geneticist Ralph Lapp, famed biologist Barry Commoner.

Many scientists joined forces and proved that children are especially vulnerable to fallout, as Sr90 and C14 showed up in milk and bonded to young bones.

The Committee for Nuclear Information's famous 'baby tooth survey' asked parents to send in their children’s lost teeth, allowing scientists to analyze the amount of radiation in them.

This survey objectively demonstrated the dangers of nuclear weapons testing.Medical research in the early 1960s showed a dramatic increase in leukemia in those areas of Utah and Nevada where fallout from the testing site frequently settled.


By the late 1970s there was enough scientific and medical evidence and willingness on the part of the down-winders to sue the AEC and the Nevada test site for gross negligence and carelessness... and win.

Overseas, the influential Soviet nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov referred to nuclear testing as “a direct crime against humanity".


PLEASE BELIEVE THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN AND OTHERS WHO HAVE SEEN FOR THEMSELVES, FIRST-HAND, UP CLOSE, FUKUSHIMA IS NOT "BETTER".

FUKUSHIMA IS IN NO SMALL WAY "UNDER CONTROL".

FUKUSHIMA IS AN ONGOING NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE.

LIKE KAKU SAID IN THE VIDEO ABOVE, WE HAVE ALL BEEN LIED TO.
THERE MAY NOT BE AN "END TO THE DESTRUCTION", THE UNENDING POISONING OF OUR PLANET FROM THAT ONE JAPANESE NUCLEAR FACILITY.

AND YET WE CANNOT STOP TRYING, CANNOT STOP PUSHING ALL OUR GOVERNMENTS TO DO SOMETHING TO STOP THE SILENT NUCLEAR WAR THAT IS FUKUSHIMA.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN JAPAN, CITIZENS AFFECTED BY THIS, REALLY THINK, WHAT THEY KNOW IS BEING COVERED UP, GLOSSED-OVER, DENIED?

TRY 'FUKUSHIMA DIARY' <HERE>.

OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA WON'T REPORT ON WHAT IS DAILY REPORTED BY PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING WITH NUCLEAR WASTE SCATTERED ALL OVER THEIR COUNTRY.
HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES:

1- MOE (Ministry of the Environment) estimated 90% of contaminated soil can be reused in Fukushima prefecture by 3/30/2016.

(THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN APRIL, 2016, SO THE DEADLINE ANNOUNCED HAS PASSED. THEY CANNOT REDUCE THE RADIATION IN THAT SOIL, BUT ARE "RECYCLING" IT ANYWAY!)

"Currently interim storage facilities stock 22,000,000 CUBIC METERS of radioactive contaminated soil.

[THAT RADIOACTIVE SOIL IS BEING PACKED IN PLASTIC BAGS AND STACKED IN SCHOOL YARDS, PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS, PARKING LOTS, ALONG WATERWAYS, EVERYWHERE.
THE DAMAGE THIS HAS DONE TO ANYONE WHO IS NEAR IT CANNOT BE REVERSED.]

The Ministry announced they plan to reduce the radiation level lower than 8,000 Bq/Kg and recycle it for public works.
They state they can separate the radioactive substance by heat etc.

HOWEVER....MOE ADMITS they haven’t discovered the technology to do so yet!"
Nor will it EVER be discovered because it's a physical impossibility.


2- On 6/19/2015, "Tepco announced they measured 1,000,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 at two locations in Fukushima plant port.

This is the highest reading in all recorded history.

The sample is the port seawater.
Sampling date was 5/4/2015.

The location was near the water intake of Reactor 3 and 4, and also the screen of Reactor 4.

The previous highest readings were lower than 700,000 Bq/m3.

Tepco has not made any announcement on this rapid increase."

AFTER 4 LONG YEARS, THE RADIATION CONTINUED AND CLIMBED.

AFTER 4 YEARS, PLUTONIUM WAS STILL BEING DISCOVERED UP TO 100-PLUS MILES FROM THE DAI'ICHI PLANT.


THEY NEVER MENTION ANYTHING MUCH EXCEPT CESIUM 137.
WHY?
Because we have cesium 137 circulating in our atmosphere and oceans from our 1950s nuclear tests.
When we detect cesium-137 anywhere, the Japanese government and TEPCO can deny it comes from Fukushima.
Besides that, it's half-life is "only" 30 years.

THERE ARE DOZENS OF OTHER RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS BEING RELEASED EVERY DAY.

5 Billion Bq of Strontium-90 flows to the Pacific on a daily basis in 2014, Tepco announced in the press conference of 8/25/2014.

1 Billion Bq of Tritium flows to the sea every single day as well.


This water contains plutonium-239 and its release into the ocean has both local as well as global repercussions.

A microgram of plutonium, if inhaled, can cause death.

Also admitted in 2014:,

"In the early morning news flash of 8/9/2014, NHK announced that pieces of nuclear fuel, fuel rods, reactor pressure vessels and the internal structure were blasted to at least 130km away from Fukushima nuclear plant.

It was 2μm diameter particles.
The ball-looking shape proves it was molten in high temperature and quickly cooled down.

The particles contain Uranium, Zirconium etc, which are the same material as nuclear fuel and the structure inside the vessels.

These were collected from 3/14 ~ 3/15/2011 in Tsukuba city Ibaraki prefecture by the study group of Science University of Tokyo."


Jun 28, 2015 - Radioactive Polonium from Fukushima has contaminated Southeast USA, says NASA.

Also discovered in the Southeast, anomalously high readings of Iodine-131 and 210-Pb (a lead radioisotope) that had to come from the ongoing, eastward-wafting Fukushima plume.

All were discovered at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and in river waters near there after a heavy rain.

After this initial fallout, the 131-I depositional flux increased up to ten- to twenty-fold during the following two weeks, varying from 218 mBq/m^2/day to 463 Bq/m^2/day.All reached the southern and southeastern states just 11 days after their release from Fukushima.
Almost no one had expected these to show up here, and not that quickly.


FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO TRY TO SKIRT THE DANGER OF POLONIUM LIKE WOODS HOLE'S KEN BUESSELER DOES, HAVE A READ AT
"Polonium-210: Why Is Po-210 So Poisonous? - Medical News Today"


AND READ THIS:
New Scientist, MARCH 1983:

"A re-examination of the data… reveals that one crucial isotope released in the fire has been ignored… there was one isotope released in the accident that is highly mobile [with] a high take-up by the human body… this was only revealed this week by the NRPB after New Scientist’s inquiries.

It is polonium.

Polonium could give a total dose to the UK of 5 million man-rems… the death figures may have to be revised significantly upwards.

The figures suggest that some 1200 excess cases of leukaemia may have been caused in Britain by the Windscale accident.
Since leukaemia deaths account for some 15 per cent of cancers attributable to nuclear accidents, the total toll of cancer deaths suggested is 8000.

The British are in effect now the nuclear laboratory of the world."

AND SO IS AMERICA, SO ARE WE ALL.

REMEMBER, IT WAS POLONIUM THAT KILLED YASSER ARAFAT AND IT WAS POLONIUM THAT KILLED THE EX-KGB RUSSIAN SPY ALEXANDER LITVINENKO.


TODAY, FIVE YEARS LATER, OVER A YEAR AFTER THE ABOVE ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, WE CAN STILL MEASURE NEWLY RELEASED CESIUM-134, A SPECIFIC, ONE-OF-A-KIND CESIUM EMANATING ONLY FROM THE DAI'ICHI PLANT, STILL, AFTER 5 LONG YEARS!


3- THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY TO DETECT REMAINING FUEL IN RECTOR #2, BESIDES DIGGING FOR IT, WAS BY MUON SCAN, AS MANY NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS AGREED, BUT EVEN AFTER THE SCAN DONE IN 2015 REVEALED NO FUEL, TEPCO HAS INSISTED ON A NEW SCAN.
Tepco to scan Reactor 2 with Muon again after Nagoya uni already confirmed nothing remaining.


DO THEY THINK IT MAYBE CAME BACK?

THEY ALREADY ADMITTED THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS, BUT THIS BUYS THEM AT LEAST 6 MORE MONTHS AND MILLIONS MORE IN "REPAIRS"THEY CAN CHARGE TO THE JAPANESE PEOPLE.

WHICH BRINGS US TO NUMBER 4... THEY REALLY ARE CHARGING THE JAPANESE PEOPLE VIA TAXES FOR THE CLEANUP!

BUT THEY HAVEN'T CLEANED UP ANYTHING, JUST MOVED THE CONTAMINATION AROUND, PUT IT IN FLIMSY PLASTIC BAGS, RUSTING, LEAKING STORAGE TANKS AND DUMPED A LOT OF IT INTO THE PACIFIC OR BURNED IT SO IT CAN CONTAMINATE OUR ATMOSPHERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

4- FOR AWHILE, THE ABE REGIME WAS USING TAXPAYER MONEY TO HELP TEPCO "CLEAN UP", THEN ABE PULLED OUT OF THE MESS HE HELPED CREATE, SO NOW TEPCO HAS ASKED THAT THERE BE A NEW TAX LEVIED AGAINST JAPANESE CITIZENS THAT WILL PAY FOR ALL THE CLEANUP, UNTIL IT'S DONE, ANYWHERE FROM 100 TO 100,000 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.

AUGUST 13, 2016:

"On 7/28/2016, Tepco announced they decided to ask the government of Japan for financial support regarding decommissioning.

They also consider asking the government for supporting the cost of compensation and decontamination.

According to the original plan of Tepco, they prepared 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) yen for decommissioning of Fukushima plant and another trillion yen to follow . However it is estimated to take 30 ~ 40 years for decommissioning and the total cost is likely to amount over 2 trillion yen.

The power generation cost per kWh should be recalculated including the decommissioning cost but the cost of nuclear power is not published by Japanese government."


HOW DARE THEY?
WHY DO THEY THINK THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR IGNORANT MISTAKES, THEIR FAILURES, THEIR UNWILLINGNESS TO SPEND MONEY TO BUILD THE SEA WALL AND MOVE THE GENERATORS THAT MIGHT HAVE SAVED THE WORLD FROM THAT 2011 DISASTER?

THEY ADMIT THEY LIED, THEY ADMIT THEY WERE NEGLIGENT, THEY ADMIT IT'S AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK TO "FIX" IT, BUT THEY WANT THE PEOPLE THEY'VE HARMED TO PAY FOR ALL THEIR STUPIDITY AND DISHONESTY?

WHAT KIND OF CRIMINALS ARE THESE TEPCO EXECS?
WHAT KIND OF CRIMINAL IS ABE IF HE ALLOWS THIS?

THE JAPANESE PEOPLE ARE AT THE MERCY OF LIARS, CHEATS AND CON ARTISTS.

AND NO NATION IS HELPING THEM FIGHT THEIR CORRUPT GOVERNMENT, THEIR CORRUPT NUCLEAR REGULATORY AGENCY OR TEPCO.

ADD TO THAT THAT NEXT YEAR THOUSANDS WILL BE FORCED TO MOVE BACK INTO RADIOACTIVE VILLAGES, SIMPLY BECAUSE ABE WANTS THINGS TO LOOK NORMAL FOR THE OLYMPICS.
HOW CAN WE JUST SIT AND WATCH THIS?

EVERY LARGE STORM, EVERY RAINFALL JUST WASHES RADIATION DOWN FROM THE FORESTS AND HILLS BACK INTO SO-CALLED "CLEANED" VILLAGES, BACK ONTO FARMLANDS, BACK INTO STREAMS, RIVERS, WELLS, HOMES, SCHOOLYARDS.

TO FORCE THOUSANDS TO RETURN TO THAT AND TO STACKS OF PLASTIC BAGS WITH RADIOACTIVE SOIL AND GRASS AND OTHER CLIPPINGS EVERYWHERE IS BEYOND HEARTLESS.


MEANWHILE, THE "MYSTERIOUS" DEATHS ABOUND ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

CONTINUED AND NEW MARINE DEATHS IN THE PACIFIC...

MAY 31, 2016 (update)

REAPPEARANCE OF "MYSTERY DISEASE" IN OTHER SEAL SPECIES AND IN POLAR BEARS.


"Five years after a mysterious and sometimes fatal disease struck Arctic Alaska's ringed seals, causing them to lose their fur or develop bleeding lesions, there are signs of the disorder or something similar to it among a different species of ice-dwelling seals.

Federal scientists who just completed a survey of ice seals in the Bering Sea found several ribbon seals with bald patches, including one that was almost completely bald.

Of the 10 ribbon seals found, sampled and tagged during the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research cruise through the edge of the sea ice, all seven adults and sub-adults in the group showed symptoms similar to those affecting ringed seals in 2011 and 2012.

Conditions for northern Alaska seals were much more serious in 2011, when scores were found sick or dead, with bald spots in their fur and bleeding lesions on their bodies. Most of those affected at the time were ringed seals, though other seals were also affected. There were sick spotted and bearded seals, according to reports.

There was at least one ribbon seal found then that had the mystery illness, said Peter Boveng, director of the National Marine Mammal Laboratory's Polar Ecosystems Program.

NOAA declared the situation an "unusual mortality event," a designation under the Marine Mammal Protection Act that warrants special scientific investigation.

A related unusual mortality event was declared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for walruses, some of which were also appearing with the bleeding sores on their bodies.

The investigation into the seal illnesses and deaths continues, though the walrus investigation was closed last year. The cause of the illness that emerged in 2011 is still unknown; radiation poisoning, harmful algal blooms and bacterial infections are among the possible culprits that have been investigated."There hasn't been a definitive diagnosis yet," Boveng said."

MAYBE HE FORGOT THAT AN ANALYSIS WAS RELEASED, IN THE FORM OF A VERY REAL SCIENTIFIC STUDY, WHICH DID NAME FUKUSHIMA RADIATION AS A PROBABLE CAUSE.


Alaska Marine Science Symposium (pdf), Jan. 20-24, 2014:
"2011 Fukushima Fall Out: Aerial Deposition On To Sea Ice Scenario And Wildlife Health Implications To Ice-Associated Seals" was the title of that study.
And it certainly pinned down almost the exact date the seals started showing up sick and dying!

"On March 11, 2011 off Japan’s west coast, an earthquake-generated tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant resulting in a major nuclear accident that included a large release of airborne radionuclides into the environment.

Within five days of the accident atmospheric air masses carrying Fukushima radiation were transiting into the northern Bering and Chukchi seas.

During summer 2011 it became evident to coastal communities and wildlife management agencies that there was a novel disease outbreak occurring in several species of Arctic ice-associated seals.

NOAA and USFWS declared an Alaska Northern Pinnipeds Usual Mortality Event (UME) in late winter of 2011.


The ongoing Alaska 2011 Northern Pinnipeds UME investigation continues to explore a mix of potential etiologies (infectious, endocrine, toxins, nutritious etc.), including radioactivity.

We present results on gamma analysis (cesium 134 and 137) of muscle tissue from control and diseased seals, and discuss wildlife health implications from different possible routes of exposure to Fukushima fallout to ice seals.

Since the Fukushima fallout period occurred during the annual sea ice cover period from Nome to Barrow, a sea ice based fallout scenario in addition to a marine food web based one is of particular relevance for the Fukushima accident.

Under a proposed sea ice fallout deposition scenario, radionuclides would have been settled onto sea ice. Sea ice and snow would have acted as a temporary refuge for deposited radionuclides; thus radionuclides would have only become available for migration during the melting season and would not have entered the regional food web in any appreciable manner until breakup (pulsed release).

The cumulative on-ice exposure for ice seals would have occurred through external, inhalation, and non-equilibrium dietary pathways during the ice-based seasonal spring haul-out period for molting/pupping/breeding activities. "

DID THAT MAKE IT INTO MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEWS HERE?
NO.


WHY NOT?
WHY THE DENIAL AND THE STALLING?




LOOKING AT THE PHOTOS ABOVE, COULD IT BE RADIATION BURNS, RADIATION SICKNESS, CANCERS DUE TO RADIATION?

IF ANY PHYSICIAN SAW THESE SAME LESIONS, SKIN ERUPTIONS, LOSS OF HAIR, ETC, HE/SHE WOULD IMMEDIATELY THINK OF RADIATION OR CHEMICALS AS THE CAUSE.

THEY ALSO FOUND INTERNAL TUMORS, "BLEACHED" LIVERS, REPRODUCTIVE ANOMALIES, BRAIN AND LUNG LESIONS AND BLINDNESS, JUST TO NAME A FEW INTERNAL PROBLEMS THESE POOR ANIMALS SUFFERED.

AFTER 5 YEARS, NO RESULTS?
AFTER 5 YEARS AND "EXTENSIVE TESTING" WE HAVE NO DIAGNOSIS?
THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE. IT DOESN'T TAKE 5 YEARS TO DETERMINE ANY CAUSE OF DEATH!

IT ONLY TOOK A FEW WEEKS IN 2015 FOR CALIFORNIA MARINE BIOLOGISTS TO DETERMINE THAT BABY SEALS WERE DYING FROM LEUKEMIA, SOMETHING THEY COULD ONLY HAVE GOTTEN FROM RADIATION, SOME DEAD AS YOUNG AS 3 MONTHS OLD.


"Also unknown is whether the scientists' encounters last month with ribbon seals show signs of a new outbreak, lingering effects of the old event or something different.  
[THAT "OLD EVENT" WAS THAT THEY WERE IRRADIATED WHILE ON SEA ICE, REMEMBER?] 
Boveng said researchers are fairly certain that the disease wasn't present before 2006."

NO, THAT'S INCORRECT, THAT 2006!
AS THE NATIVE TRIBES' PEOPLE HAVE SAID REPEATEDLY, AND AS THE ABOVE STUDY SHOWED,THE SEALS, WALRUSES, POLAR BEARS, FISH, SEA BIRDS, ETC, WERE NOT SICK LIKE THIS UNTIL 2011...2011.

AND THE RESEARCHERS FOUND CONCLUSIVELY THAT THERE WAS INDEED A MAJOR RADIATION EVENT OUT ON THE ICE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING FUKUSHIMA.

THE NATIVES IN THE AREA ALSO VOLUNTEERED THAT THEY HAD SEEN THIS "MYSTERY ILLNESS" ONCE BEFORE, AFTER THE FIRST NUCLEAR TESTS IN THE PACIFIC.


CONNECT THE DOTS?
CAN ANYONE NOT BE ABLE TO SIMPLY CONNECT THE DOTS?SOME HAVE.


"Fukushima Radioactive Fallout in Alaska. Wildlife Health Implications"


Whales continue to die off in Pacific Ocean. SCIENTISTS SUSPECT RADIATION.

Warmth-induced algae blooms theory debunked.


MAINSTREAM MEDIA SEEM TO REFUSE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE SHEER MASS OF WHAT BLEW OUT OF FUKUSHIMA, HOW MANY REACTORS ARE STILL SPEWING RADIATION AND HOW MUCH BURNING AND "RECYCLING" THE ABE REGIME IS ALLOWING OVER THERE THAT CREATES MORE AND NEW FALLOUT EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Chernobyl had 180 tons of nuclear fuel rods in that one blown reactor, and only 3 tons of that burned.
Yet that ONE smaller accident contaminated 77,000 square miles of Europe.

Fukushima had 2,200 tons of some much nastier fuel and what didn't blow up is still sitting in those ruined buildings, waste water is in leaky, shoddy storage tanks which are STILL festering and spewing on the beach.



FUKUSHIMA IS NOT OVER!

GOVERNMENTS WHO ARE INTENT ON CONTINUING TO POISON US ALL WITH NUCLEAR POWER WANT TO KEEP US IGNORANT OF THE FACTS OF THE LETHAL NATURE OF RADIATION.

MAYBE THEY DON'T REALIZE HOW EASY IT IS NOW, WITH THIS INTERNET, TO GO FIND OUT FACTS FOR OURSELVES, TO GO READ WHAT THE VERY MEN WHO INVENTED THE BOMB ADMITTED OVER 50 YEARS AGO....ALL RADIATION HAS THE POTENTIAL TO KILL, TO CAUSE CANCERS, EVEN IN TRACE AMOUNTS, IN THAT "LOW-DOSE" WE'RE TOLD IS HARMLESS.

IF THEY ADMITTED THIS 50+ YEARS AGO, ARE WE TO IMAGINE THINGS HAVE CHANGED?

AS I OFTEN SAY HERE, WE LEARN OR WE PERISH.

MAY WE ALWAYS LEARN!





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FURTHER QUITE IMPORTANT READING, MESSAGES FROM THE PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED BY THIS, FROM MAINLY JAPANESE NEWS MEDIA BECAUSE AMERICAN MEDIA DON'T HAVE THE GUTS TO PUBLISH THE TRUTH HERE IN AMERICA, INC. THE FOLLOWING ARE DAILY HEADLINES FROM A MAJOR JAPANESE NEWS MEDIA, THE JAPAN TIMES, NEWS WE DIDN'T GET HERE IN AMERICA.

THIS IS THE REALITY OF FUKUSHIMA.

AS YOU READ, IF YOU READ, IMAGINE HOW WE WOULD FEEL IF THIS HAD HAPPENED HERE IN THE U.S. (ACTUALLY, THE HANFORD SITE IN WASHINGTON STATE IS ALMOST AS BAD AS FUKUSHIMA) AND NO ONE LISTENED WHEN WE TRIED TO TELL THE WORLD THAT OUR GOVERNMENT WASN'T HELPING US, THAT WE WERE BEING BETRAYED, LEFT TO FEND FOR OURSELVES.

JUST TRY TO IMAGINE WHAT YOU'D WANT SOMEONE, ANYONE TO DO TO HELP YOU, TO HELP YOUR LOVED ONES....
~ June 7, 2016


30 Fukushima children diagnosed with thyroid cancer in second check but radiation said 'unlikely' cause.

In a study that began in April 2014 to check the impact of the 2011 Fukushima reactor meltdowns, 30 children have so far been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and 27 others are suspected of having the disease.

[IN JUST ONE PREFECTURE.HOWEVER, LOCAL PHYSICIANS AND OTHER MEDICAL STAFF HAVE SPOKEN OUT AND SAID THE REAL NUMBERS ARE BEING HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, AS ARE BIRTH DEFORMITIES, STILLBIRTHS AND THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH OTHER TYPES OF CANCER.]


~AprIL 29, 2016


Defunct government agency exempted from indictment over Fukushima crisis.

A panel has upheld a decision by prosecutors not to indict three former senior officials of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency over the Fukushima crisis. The agency was responsible for nuclear safety at the time of the accident.
~ July 21, 2016


Greenpeace reports jump in radioactive contamination in Fukushima waterways

The radioactive contamination in Fukushima's riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters was at a scale hundreds of times higher than pre-2011 levels.



~ Sep 10, 2016


Fukushima decontamination to result in 300,000 cubic meters of waste from closed Joban Line section

An estimated 300,000 cubic meters of waste will be generated as a result of radioactive decontamination work in a suspended section of the Joban Line, operated by East Japan Railway Co., in Fukushima Prefecture.
~ Sep 9, 2016


Tokai nuclear fuel plant to take 70 years to decommission: JAEA

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has revealed it will take about 70 years to fully dismantle its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture.



~ June 28, 2016


Power outage at Fukushima nuclear power plant causes machinery to shut down.



~ June 30, 2016


Outgoing Fukushima plant chief says long road still ahead.



~Aug 21, 2016


Anti-nuclear activists' METI camp razed in darkness after years battling over Fukushima

Government dismantles campaigners' camp after nearly five years at industry ministry site.



~ June 13, 2016


Advisory lifted for parts of village near Fukushima nuclear power plant.

RADIATION LEVELS STILL HIGH.

~ June 28, 2016


Shareholders urge Japan's utilities to end nuclear power generation

Shareholders urged nine power companies Tuesday to end nuclear power generation



~ Aug 12, 2016


Japan urges Hong Kong to lift ban on food from areas near Fukushima plant

Agricultural minister Yuji Yamamoto said in Hong Kong on Thursday that he has requested the territory to lift a food ban that restricts imports from five Japanese prefectures most affected by radiation leak following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.



~ March 31, 2016


Japan urges Taiwan to relax restrictions on food imports

YES, OTHER NATIONS DO STILL HAVE A BAN ON FOODS FROM JAPAN, AND ON ANY GOODS FROM JAPAN, BUT NOT THE U.S.

~Jul 22, 2016


7.7 tons of Chiba's Fukushima waste won't be deemed radioactive anymore, clearing way for general disposal

The government on Friday informed the city of Chiba that the radioactive designation for 7.7 tons of Fukushima-tainted waste stored in the city will be lifted on Saturday, allowing it to be treated as general garbage.


IT'S MAGIC!
IT WAS NUCLEAR WASTE YESTERDAY, BUT NOT TODAY.
A STUDY IN ETHICS, OF WHICH JAPANESE "LEADERS" ARE SORELY LACKING.

~ May 1, 2016


3/11 Prime Minister Kan recognized for efforts to phase-out nuclear power

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan is honored by Germany for his efforts to phase-out atomic power in Japan



~May 19, 2016


Former Prime Minister Koizumi backs U.S. sailors suing over Fukushima radiation

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has thrown his support behind a group of former U.S. sailors suing the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

Monday, September 26, 2016

DRONE WARS: WHICH NATIONS HAVE THEM?


IN 1999, SEVERAL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT (DRONES) WERE SHOT DOWN BY SERBIAN FORCES.
SOME OF THOSE EARLIER DRONES ARE STILL ON DISPLAY AT A MUSEUM THERE.

THE FIRST CIA DRONE ATTACK THAT WAS MADE PUBLIC WAS AGAINST YEMEN IN 2001.

WE WERE TOLD THAT ONLY 11 NATIONS HAVE DRONES THAT ARE OR COULD EASILY BE CONVERTED TO ARMED ATTACK DRONES:

THE 11 ARE THE USA, RUSSIA, FRANCE, THE UNITED KINGDOM, TURKEY, ISRAEL, IRAN, INDIA, CHINA, GERMANY AND ITALY.

AS OF A FEW MONTHS AGO, WE MUST ADD SAUDI ARABIA SINCE CHINA SOLD THE HOUSE OF SAUD THE DRONES IT WANTED.

WE MUST ALSO ADD THE ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS, ISIL) AND 'AL QAEDA'.

AND, AS OF FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, ADD NIGERIA AND IRAQ, ADD SOUTH AFRICA AND SOMALIA.

Sweden, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and France are working on a joint project through state-owned aeronautical companies and are in the final stages of developing an advanced armed drone prototype called the Dassault nEURon, from which the France plans to derive armed drones for its air force.

IF WE COUNT ALL NATIONS WITH ARMED MILITARY DRONES, THERE MAY BE FEWER THAN 20, BUT IF WE COUNT ALL NATIONS WITH DRONES CAPABLE OF BEING WEAPONIZED, THE NUMBER OF NATIONS GROWS TO 78.

NOT LISTED IN RELEASED DATA OF U.S. DRONE STRIKES AGAINST OTHER NATIONS ARE: LIBYA, SYRIA, IRAQ, CHAD, ALGERIA, IRAN, AND ALONG OUR SOUTHERN BORDER, RIGHT HERE IN THE USA, AND ANYWHERE ELSE THE ARMED DRONES FLY IN AMERICA, IF THE AGENCY FLYING THEM DECIDES TO FIRE.

IT WAS RECENTLY ALSO ADMITTED THAT ANY DRONE THAT CAN CARRY A  SURVEILLANCE CAMERA, CAN CARRY A WEAPON. 



POPULAR SCIENCE SHOWS US HOW EASY IT IS:

How An Off-The-Shelf Drone Can Be Turned Into A Weapon



THE ARTICLE ENTITLED "WHY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS TERRIFIED OF HOBBYIST DRONES" IS MORE THAN A LITTLE DISCONCERTING.



THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS IT'S TOO EASY TO WEAPONIZE EVEN SMALL DRONES.

ABOVE: A small DJI Phantom 2 drone is equipped with three pounds of mock explosives. 

I DO NOT FIND ANY COMFORT AT ALL IN HOW EASILY THAT'S DONE. 


HOW OFTEN ARE INNOCENT CIVILIANS KILLED BY DRONE?
WHILE AMERICA SEEMS TO OFFER DATA ON ITS DRONE KILLS, OTHER NATIONS DO NOT. 


THERE IS NO WAY FOR US TO KNOW WHAT RUSSIA, CHINA, BRITAIN, FRANCE, GERMANY, TURKEY OR ANYONE ELSE IS DOING WITH THEIR DRONES, AND IF U.S. "INTELLIGENCE" DID FIND OUT,  WOULD WE BE INFORMED? 

We do NOT have sufficient, available data for the U.S. for 2002 through 2004, but from 2004 until 2016, we are given, and expected to accept, the data below from the U.S. data sets:

~PAKISTAN:
THE U.S. WAS "INVITED" TO BRING DRONES TO PAKISTAN, BUT NOW, AFTER A GREAT PUBLIC OUTCRY THERE, THE PAKISTANI REGIME CLAIMS IT'S CALLING OFF AMERICAN DRONE STRIKES.

NO THEY AREN'T, BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO ACQUIRE DRONES OF THEIR OWN.
NOW, THEY CAN KILL THEIR OWN PEOPLE AND BLAME THE U.S., SINCE THEY'RE USING U.S.-BUILT DRONES.
HOW CONVENIENT, YES?

Total U.S. strikes: 424
Total killed: 2,499-4,001
Civilians killed: 424-966
Children killed: 172-207
Injured: 1,161-1,744

Most recent strike:May 21 2016

IT WAS ALL OVER THE PRESS FOR A TIME THAT OF THE 2,500-PLUS KILLED IN PAKISTAN BY DRONE, ONLY 84 WERE FOUND TO BE "AL QAEDA TERRORISTS".

WHO WERE THE OTHERS?

The U.S. government has repeatedly been caught lying about the identities of its bombings victims. As that April NYT article put it, “Every independent investigation of the strikes has found far more civilian casualties than administration officials admit.”

WE MUST ASSUME, THEN, THAT ALL NATIONS LIE ABOUT THEIR KILLS AS WELL, RIGHT?


A leaked internal document – titled Details of Attacks by NATO Forces/Predators in FATA which contains the Pakistani government’s own estimates of how many people have died in specific CIA drone strikes:


The summary report – obtained from three independent sources – covers the period January 13, 2006 to October 24, 2009.

Drawn from field reports by local officials in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the document lists over 70 drone strikes between 2006 and late 2009, alongside a small number of other incidents such as alleged Nato attacks and strikes by unspecified forces.
Of 746 people listed as killed in the 2006-2009 drone strikes (IN JUST 3 YEARS), at least 147 of the dead are clearly stated by the leaked report to be civilian victims.

94 of these are said to be children.




ABOVE: AFTERMATH OF A CIA-DIRECTED DRONE ATTACK ON A SCHOOL IN PAKISTAN DURING THE GEORGE W. BUSH REGIME. 69 CHILDREN DIED THAT DAY.

YES, WE CONDUCTED AN ATTACK ON A SCHOOL TO TAKE OUT JUST ONE MAN, THE TEACHER. IT WAS A KNOWN SCHOOL DAY WITH CHILDREN KNOWN TO BE IN ATTENDANCE, AND THE U.S. DRONE PILOT, "JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS", PUSHED THAT BUTTON ANYWAY... TO KILL JUST ONE "SUSPECTED TERRORIST".  


Most recent strike in Pakistan: May 21 2016


~YEMEN.
WE ARE IN YEMEN BECAUSE SAUDI ARABIA WANTS US TO BE IN YEMEN AND THIS IS THE RESULT OF THAT:



Confirmed drone strikes: 133-153
Total killed: 573-833
Civilians killed: 65-101
Children killed: 8-9
Injured: 98-232 

Possible extra drone strikes in Yemen: 90-107
Total killed: 353-506
Civilians killed: 26-61
Children killed: 6-9
Injured: 82-109 


Other 'covert operations': 15-78
Total killed: 203-436
Civilians killed: 68-102
Children killed: 26-28
Injured: 43-132


Most recent strike in Yemen: September 22 2016


~SOMALIA:  

NOBODY CAN PINPOINT EXACTLY WHY THE U.S. IS BOMBING SOMALIANS BY DRONE.

IN 1992, GEORGE BUSH, SR, ORDERED "HUMANITARIAN AID" FLOWN INTO SOMALIA DURING THEIR CIVIL WAR.

"1992:
The UN Security Council approves a military mission, “Operation Restore Hope,” led by the United States to try to help the starving country by protecting food shipments from the warlords.

1993:
Somali rebels shoot down two U.S. helicopters, resulting in the death of 18 U.S. Army Rangers and one Malaysian man. A heated battle ensues and hundreds of Somali civilians are killed.


1994:
The U.S. formally ends the mission to Somalia, which has cost $1.7 billion dollars and left 43 U.S. soldiers dead and another 153 wounded."


The U.S. is not at war in Somalia. Congress has never declared war on Somalia, nor has it authorized the use of military force there.  
HOWEVER, the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), enacted by Congress in the wake of 9/11 to authorize the targeting of al Qaeda and “affiliated” forces "ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD", could not have meant "al Shabaab" in Somalia because that group didn't even exist back then. Bin laden was nowhere near Somalia and Somalia had never posed a threat to the USA.

But, in we went and this is what the aftermath of that is to date:

Drone strikes: 30-34
Total killed: 228-392
Civilians killed: 3-10
Children killed: 0-2
Injured: 2-8

Other 'covert operations': 9-13
Total killed: 59-160
Civilians killed: 7-47
Children killed: 0-2
Injured: 11-21


Most recent strike: September 5 2016


ON TO ...
AFGHANISTAN: 

WAS BIN LADEN EVER REALLY IN AFGHANISTAN, AND IF WE KNEW HE WAS, WHY DID WE SEND THE BULK OF U.S. FORCES TO IRAQ?

Bureau data:
Total strikes: 472-477
Total killed: 2,073-2,726
Civilians killed: 75-130
Children killed: 4-21
Injured: 223-231

U.S. Air Force data:
Missions with at least one
weapon release:
 800
Total weapons released: 1,760


(For more on the difference between US and Bureau data, read the notes page of our Afghanistan datasheet.)



THE TEA ROOM MUST CALL B.S. ON TOTAL CIVILIANS AND TOTAL CHILDREN KILLED ANYWHERE BY DRONE.
IT'S HARD TO COUNT BODIES WHEN THE BODIES ARE BLOWN TO PIECES.
HOW IS BODY COUNT DETERMINED?
DOES THE U.S. OR ANY OTHER NATION SEND IN A TEAM BEHIND THE STRIKES AND COUNT, WHAT, HEADS, LEGS, TORSOS?


In February 2016, the bipartisan 'Stimson Task Force on U.S. Drone Policy'

identified 12 countries believed to HOST U.S. drone bases (WHETHER THEY WANT TO OR NOT?):
Afghanistan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Niger, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

HOLD ON!
WE HAVE A DRONE BASE IN GERMANY,  IN ITALY, SEVERAL IN THE U.K. AND AN UNKNOWN NUMBER VERY NEAR THE RUSSIAN BORDER, AS WELL AS ALL OVER NORTH AFRICA, SO WHY AREN'T THOSE LISTED?

GERMAN CITIZENS RECENTLY PROTESTED THE U.S. DRONE BASE THERE!

Anti-drone rally at US air base Ramstein draws thousands.


A RECENT NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE CHARGES THAT MUCH INFORMATION HAS BEEN WITHHELD, OFFERING STATEMENTS BY THOSE INVOLVED IN DRONE ATTACKS BY AMERICA, THOSE WHO ORDERED ATTACKS AND THOSE WHO REMOTELY FLEW THOSE DRONES.

STRIKES "OUTSIDE WAR ZONES", AND REMEMBER, AMERICA HAS NOT DECLARED A WAR SINCE WORLD WAR 2, ARE NATURALLY NOT REVEALED AS WE MIGHT HOPE, BECAUSE WE WOULD THEN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY THE U.N. AND THE NATIONS HIT BY U.S. DRONES.

EVERY NATION AMERICA HAS INVADED OR TARGETED ON BEHALF OF "ALLIES" SINCE WW2 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS "EXTENDED MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS".

OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ATTACKS WHOM THEY PLEASE, WHEN THEY PLEASE WITHOUT OFFICIALLY DECLARING WAR ANYMORE.

IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME THING WITH ALL NATIONS WHO DEPLOY DRONES. IT'S INDISCRIMINATE KILLING.


HEADLINES LIKE THE FOLLOWING DON'T EVEN RAISE EYEBROWS HERE IN AMERICA ANYMORE.

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes.


SOMETIMES, THOUGH HOW OFTEN WE MAY NEVER KNOW, THE U.S. COUGHS UP PAYMENTS TO FAMILIES OF CIVILIANS OUR DRONES KILL "BY MISTAKE"... A $1 MILLION EURO SETTLEMENT WITH AN ITALIAN FAMILY, QUITE RECENTLY.


BIGGER PAYLOADS: MORE HEAVILY ARMED DRONES ARE SOLD TO ANY NATION THAT CAN AFFORD THEM. CHINA HAS RECENTLY SOLD TO SAUDI ARABIA AFTER HOUSE OF SAUD COMPLAINED THAT AMERICA WOULDN'T DO SO.



"When President George W. Bush declared a "War on Terror" 11 years ago, the Pentagon had fewer than 50 drones.

Now, it has around 7,500."

NEARLY 90% OF THOSE KILLED BY DRONES WERE NOT THE TARGET. 

“Anyone caught in the vicinity is guilty by association,” the source of the documents told The Intercept. When “a drone strike kills more than one person, there is no guarantee that those persons deserved their fate. … So it’s a phenomenal gamble.”

IT'S A BIG GAMBLE TO TRAIN AND BASE U.S. DRONES ON HOME TURF AS WELL.

THERE HAVE BEEN OVER 400  "ACCIDENTS" WITH CRASHED MILITARY DRONES SINCE 2001 THAT THE MEDIA WAS AWARE OF AND REPORTED ON.


Slightly more than half of those accidents occurred in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Almost a quarter happened in the United States.



"A Washington Post investigation has revealed the Reaper drone has been hit with an unprecedented number of technical problems, causing the 2.5 tonne craft to fall from the sky.

Electrical faults have beset the craft, causing 20 large Air Force drones to be destroyed or sustain at least $2 million in damage in accidents last year, the worst annual toll ever, it claims.

While most of the malfunctioning aircraft have perished in combat zones, dozens have been destroyed in the United States during test and training flights that have gone awry.
In April, a 375-pound Army drone crashed next to an elementary-school playground in Pennsylvania, just a few minutes after students went home for the day.

In Upstate New York, the Air Force still cannot find a Reaper that has been missing since November, when it plunged into Lake Ontario.

In June 2012, a Navy RQ-4 surveillance drone with a wingspan as wide as a Boeing 757’s nose-dived into Maryland’s Eastern Shore, igniting a wildfire.


Several military drones have simply disappeared while at cruising altitudes, never to be seen again.

The Pentagon has shrouded the extent of the problem and kept details of most of the crashes a secret." 



IMAGINE LYING IN BED AND HAVING ONE OF THOSE COME CRASHING THROUGH YOUR ROOF?

WHEN AN ARMED DRONE IS IN THE AIR OVERHEAD, ANYONE CAN BECOME THE NEXT FATALITY IN THE WORLDWIDE DRONE WARS, WHETHER BY INTENT OR BY "ACCIDENT".

WHO, WITH A FULLY FUNCTIONAL BRAIN, WOULD IMAGINE THAT ANY NATION CONDUCTING DRONE ATTACKS IS KEEPING ACCURATE RECORDS  OR TELLING ITS CITIZENS THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT HOW MANY DRONE ATTACKS IT CONDUCTS?

By most accounts, conventional airstrikes and ground invasions kill a higher proportion of noncombatants.

But without detailed, reliable, on-the-ground intelligence, experience has shown, drones make it possible to precisely kill the wrong people.


Every independent investigation of our drone strikes has found far more civilian casualties than administration officials admit.

Gradually, it has become clear that when operators in Nevada fire missiles into remote tribal territories on the other side of the world, they often do not know who they are killing, but are making an imperfect best guess. 

The escalation in the use of drones from surveillance to combat and the ensuing arms race has exposed millions around the world to the threat of "collateral damage".

Every wedding party, every village gathering or innocent farmer that the United States, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria or any of the other 21 nations bombs breeds generations of violent resentment.

Though the pilots may be safe within their control bunkers, the civilian populations under the flight path of the drones are certainly not. 

The fuzzy digital images relayed back to operators may often make distinguishing between a funeral and gathering of terrorist difficult and a farmer with a hoe may be mistaken for a militant with a rifle. Mistakes have grown all too common, even by the best-intentioned countries.

LET US REMEMBER, 78 NATIONS HAVE SURVEILLANCE DRONES, WHICH CAN BE OUTFITTED WITH SOME WEAPONRY. 

AND LET US CONSIDER THOSE WHO HAVE LOST CHILDREN TO DRONE STRIKES.
WHO COULD REST OR JUST GO ON WITH LIFE AFTER THEIR CHILD WAS KILLED BY A DRONE LAUNCHED BY ANY COUNTRY?

WHO WOULDN'T WANT REVENGE?


AND YET, WE DEFEND THIS NEW WEAPON OF DESTRUCTION?
Rachel Stohl, of the Stimson Center, a Washington research institute, said, “These are precise weapons. The failure is in the intelligence about who it is that we are killing.” 

WRONG ANSWER, OR JUST ANOTHER LIE.

"
Ars Technica recently revealed that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) SKYNET program, which uses an algorithm to gather metadata in order to identify and target terrorist suspects in Pakistan, Somalia and Afghanistan, would result in 99,000 false positives."

Micah Zenko, a scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations and lead author of a 2013 study of drones, said the president’s statement (about "unfortunate mistakes" in drone attacks) “highlights what we’ve sort of known: that most individuals killed are NOT on a kill list, and the government does NOT know their names.”

Zenko noted that with the new disclosures, a total of eight Americans have been killed in drone strikes. Of those, only one, the American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who joined Al Qaeda in Yemen and was killed in 2011, was identified and deliberately targeted.

IS ONE "MISTAKE" OKAY?
NOT IF THE ONE WAS SOMEONE WE LOVED, RIGHT?

"COLLATERAL DAMAGE", WHEREIN INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE KILLED IN DRONE ATTACKS, IS AT ABOUT 10%-12% AND RISING STEADILY AS MORE NATIONS ACQUIRE ARMED DRONES.

AND NOW, U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE ACQUIRING DRONES. 

Police drones to be equipped with non-lethal weapons?

IF THEY CAN CARRY NON-LETHAL WEAPONS, THEY CAN CARRY DEATH AS WELL.

Student who outfitted his drone with a handgun and flamethrower.


SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO ARM A DRONE?

WHAT IF DRUG DEALERS, GANGS, ANY CRIMINAL ELEMENT DECIDES TO ENGAGE IN A LITTLE "DRONE WARFARE"? 


WHAT IF OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECIDES WE'RE ALL "POTENTIAL TERRORISTS"? 


DRONE WARS..... COMING SOON TO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS?

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER, PREPARE FOR, AS BEST WE CAN.




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Sources I may not have properly cited?

~ https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/category/projects/drones/drones-graphs/


~ http://fortune.com/2016/02/12/these-countries-have-armed-drones/


~https://mic.com/articles/23708/guess-which-8-countries-the-u-s-is-waging-secret-drone-campaigns-against#.3is4NKiaO