Post by dream come true on Apr 30, 2011 17:43:37 GMT -8
He's the one who said banana republic. Now it is.
Harper tries to portray himself as the "principled and prudent" economic manager. He runs TV ads that show him working away late at night in Parliament. He spends millions of taxpayer dollars on feel-good commercials about his economic plan. He even tries to claim he made Canada an "economic star."
But peal away the layers of deception and a very different picture emerges...
Under Harper, we have fallen to the bottom of the pack in broadband and mobile.
Canadians and businesses are getting gouged by telecom duopolies. We are paying twice what Europeans and Asians pay for internet, HDTV and cellphone services.
As usual, Harper fails to see how bad we are failing. Four more years of him, means four more years of falling behind our competitor nations in the most important technology of the 21st century.
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5) On Canada: “I’m starting to wonder what kind of banana republic we’re living in up here.”
Saturday, April 30, 2011 #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Japan Nuclear Technology Institute Senior Advisor Says "Reactors 1, 2, 3 All Had Complete Meltdown"
(UPDATED with the video in question at the end. He says not only the fuels have melted down completely but some of them may already be outside the Pressure Vessels.
(He also talks about potentially extremely high concentration of radioactive materials ("like we've never seen before") in the water inside the Pressure Vessel, as the result of core meltdown and continuous water injection.
(For more on his very frank assessment of the reactor core and the situation at Fukushima I Nuke Plant, PLEASE DO GO TO my latest post.)
-------------------------------- Michio Ishikawa, the former head of the Japan Nuclear Technology Institute and the current "most senior" advisor to the Institute, appeared on an Asahi TV program on April 29 and shared his candid assessment of Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident.
He is known as one of the most ardent proponents of nuclear power generation. The Japan Nuclear Technology Institute was set up in 2005 by Ishikawa in order to represent the interest of the nuclear industry in Japan and promote nuclear energy.
People who watched this Asahi TV program were surprised to hear him contradict the official government "narrative" (I hate that word, but in this case it is exactly what it is, a "narrative" as opposed to reality) about the plant accident, even as he continues to insist nuclear power plants are safe and 100 milli-sieverts cumulative radiation is perfectly safe not just for the plant workers but for everyone.
Here are some of the comments he made during the program, jotted down by a viewer as he watched the program, and supplemented later with tweets by others. He weaves his own narratives like "no one anticipated such an accident" (oh yes many people did). Original in Japanese, my English translation, [my comment in italic in square bracket]:
「世界が予想しなかった事故」 "It's an accident that no one in the world anticipated."
April 22, 2011 posted by Bob Nichols · 131 Comments Killer Contamination Spreads Worldwide Without Opposition
(San Francisco) – Radioactive contamination equivalent to the Fukushima, Japan disaster in terms of the hated “Mushroom Cloud” Atomic Bombs is two thousand (2,000) 500 Kiloton Atomic Bombs.* Each 500kt Atomic Bomb is 33 times bigger than the American Bomb that destroyed Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Beautiful, eh? France detonated this nuke in the South Pacific 7-3-70 Scientific American Sygma
Beautiful, eh? France detonated this nuke in the South Pacific 7-3-70 Scientific American Sygma
President G. Bush often referred to the well known “mushroom cloud” as a terrorist signature. Nope, just standard operating procedure (SOP) in the stationary nuclear weapons biz-ness, otherwise known worldwide as “Nuclear Power Reactors.” Except, in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Weapons, the biggest ever, the “mushroom” portion is invisible and has engulfed the whole world with 70 Billion Radioactive Lethal Doses* – so far. There’s more on the way.
France exploded this nuclear weapon at Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia on July3 1970 Scientific American Sygma Corbus advances in monitoring-nuclear 1
May 6, 2011. Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it is likely that a bill to encourage the development of "small modular reactors" will be voted on this month.
The text of the bill, S. 512, is here.
The bill would force taxpayers to pay 50% of the design cost for two new reactor designs, one of no more than 300 Megawatts, the other no more than 50 Megawatts. In addition, taxpayers would have to pay 25% of the costs to get these designs licensed by the NRC.
The NRC would be required to approve the designs by January 1, 2018 and approve licenses by January 1, 2021 (so much for the idea that the NRC might have to reject a design or license....).
Small does not mean safe, of course. At 439 MW, Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 wasn't much bigger than one of these reactors. But its explosion, and melting of 50-70% of its fuel, has been heard around the world.
Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Updates on Fukushima reactors and aftermath of Japan earthquake. Updated 12:30 pm, Friday, May 6, 2011. Cold shutdown of Unit 1 weeks away; radiation releases continue. Industry/political backers press on to ignore lessons of Fukushima.
May 2, 2011 press release from Japanese organizations following meeting with government officials to protest new and unconscionable allowable radiation exposure levels for children.
Protests, rallies and other actions were held in at least 21 states to commemorate 25th anniversary of Chernobyl catastrophe as well as ongoing Fukushima disaster. Actions for a nuclear-free world continue in May. Actions this weekend in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, California. Find an action near you, tell us about your plans.
April 26, 2011. Statement from 87 Japanese NGOs on the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl.
Fukushima Groundwater Contamination Worst in Nuclear History - Arnie Gundersen www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXgQsWVM4no fairewinds.com/home - liquid releases, Nos. 5,6 still pumping radioactive water. Radioactive sewage sludge, sold as construction material (cinder blocks). GP requested to sample water within 12 miles. EPA has shut down all of its post-Fuku air inspection stations and is not inspecting fish either.
Post by more zardoz on May 12, 2011 22:50:23 GMT -8
No.1 reactor is in a "meltdown" state
Tokyo Electric Power Company says the No.1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is believed to be in a state of "meltdown".
The utility company said on Thursday that most of the fuel rods are likely to have melted and fallen to the bottom of the reactor. Earlier in the day, it found that the coolant water in the reactor is at a level which would completely expose nuclear fuel rods if they were in their normal position.
OpenMedia.ca has obtained a conference call between Shaw executives and shareholders. The call reveals that the telecom giant will go ahead with a metered Internet pricing scheme after the election.
James Moore and the Conservative iPod Tax.
Shaw launches upgraded PVR in Calgary market May 7, 2011
Shaw is quietly rolling out its new cable box in Calgary this week, betting that the new technology will attract savvy viewers even though they'll have to pay for the upgrade.
The cable giant's Gateway product leapfrogs its existing digital box -and, the company says, Telus' Optik system -with better picture quality, more storage, the ability to record six shows at once and Internet capabilities.
But some question whether a setup that will cost customers a minimum of $600 can snatch the flow of viewers to Telus, which offers free PVR rentals and an Xbox to those who sign up for its Internet protocol TV.
Canadian local over-the-air television stations moving to digital: August 31, 2011
By August 31, 2011, Canadian local television stations in certain areas will stop broadcasting in analog and will start broadcasting in digital.
The majority of Canadians will not be affected. If you receive your TV signals by cable, satellite or another TV service, the switch to digital will not affect you. You will continue to receive your existing television services with the equipment that you currently use. You will not be required to buy a new TV or other equipment, or subscribe to additional services. www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/bdt14.htm
No more peasant TV for analogists. Welp, kill the telly.
Post by gone fishin on May 13, 2011 9:25:12 GMT -8
Get the tarp - Boy scouts to the rescue.
TEPCO Installing Giant Tents over Radiation-Leaking Reactors
—With radiation still seeping from Fukushima, TEPCO is taking an odd step: installing enormous polyester tents around the cores. Each steel-framed tent will be "will be 55 meters high, 47 meters long and 42 meters wide," Dow Jones reports.
* MAY 13, 2011, 5:30 A.M. ET Giant Polyester Sheets To Cover Nuclear Reactor Buildings TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Giant polyester covers will soon be placed around the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex to help contain the release of radioactive substances into the atmosphere, the plant operator said Friday.
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Sept 17, 2013 8:24:45 GMT -8
KS Chua: I noticed someone was waiting in the dark for me on my way home tonight. I believe someone is trying to kill me. -kok SeNg chUA
Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The perps used an acoustic device projecting noise and pretended tobe mafia hitmen and I broke a windshield to get in jail and be safe . I was surgically implanted in New York Long Island's Nassau County jail. Perps hate for you to yell and threaten them.
Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: I have had probes surgically implanted and V2K and nobody helps me because these lowlifes pay everyone off or use counterintelligence to disinform the people who try to help me. The perps are Meriwether from Brunswick, Georgia U.S.A. and a Joe Moody
Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The money from the torture and murder that these rednecks are getting here in the United States is from the Dept. of Defense's Office off Ssience and Technolgy, the Dept. of Justice Office of Science and Tecnology, the Dept. of Commerce Office of Science
Dec 13, 2013 18:10:43 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:11:19 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: dEPT. OF cOMMERCE oFFICE OF sCIENCE AND tECHNOLOGY
Dec 13, 2013 18:12:01 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Senator Shelby a Republican from Alabama has appropriated Defense spending for victims to be violated inhumanely with probes that itch , burn, shock and some have Global Positioning Systems (GPS)from companies like Positive I.D..
Dec 13, 2013 18:15:47 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Di HAVE BEEN A v2k VICTIM FOR 23 YEARS AND HAVE TRAVELED THE WORLD WOTH LOWLIFES THAT GET MONEY FOR RESEARCH IN THE FORM OF GRANTS FOLLOWING ME AND TELLING PEOPLE I AM, A COMMUNIST TERRORIST WITH ALQAIDA, HOMOSEXUAL THAT MUTILATES HIMSELF , HITMAN AN MAFIA
Dec 13, 2013 18:18:07 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The United States Constitution is suppose to protect us citizens but in reality it is not woth the ink that it is written in unless you are a millionaire.
Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: I will visit you the next time I am in England if you can get the V2K out of my head.You all need to form a V2K Victim Security Task Force and post security at the hospital generators , fire alarms, inside and outside the operating and recovery rooms.
Dec 13, 2013 18:22:51 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: In direct conflict with christian ideology I am an advocate of assasinating the doctors and their accomplices that implant victims involuntarily with V2K because I have been tortured for 23 years.
Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The lowlifes when they travel abroad get help from the U.S. State Dept. with diplomatic passports and they always try to get next to the [police with an offer to train them in neighborhood watch and vehicular surveillance and pursuit.
Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Please check out the book The COINTELPRO PAPERS for an understanding how the F.B.I. conducts counterintelligence operations. Can you help me get the V2K out of my head?
Dec 13, 2013 18:28:11 GMT -8