Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide

Here’s a list of the many benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide!

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle).

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of “Peroxide” to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. One man reports, “I had a fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. All gone.”

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. A nurse reports that she has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. If you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.

11. Put half of a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there are protein stains on clothing, pour it directly on the spot, let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this.

14. Use 3% Hydrogen peroxide for removing blood stains – especially if they are fairly fresh. Pour directly on the soiled spot, let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary. It is a great bleaching agent for stubborn stains on white clothes. Combine ½ c. hydrogen peroxide and 1 t. ammonia for a great stain removal combination.

15. Use hydrogen peroxide to bleach delicate items such as wool or wool blends. Soak them overnight in a solution of one part 3% hydrogen peroxide to eight parts cold water. Launder according to care instructions.

*Also, if you have a dog that you need to get to vomit (like if they ate a bunch of chocolate), make them swallow hydrogen peroxide. Give it to them a few teaspoons at a time.*

Dr Masaru Emoto talks about Industrial Hemp as a solution to Fukushima


Buena Vista Social Club, Eliades Ochoa - El Carretero

Barrington Levy - Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway) (HQ Video)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Archie and Valerie Have a Swirl Baby!

Friday Funny: Archie and Valerie Have a Swirl Baby!

My how things have changed! If you would have told me I’d ever see this when Archie and the Pussycats were on the tube on Saturday morning’s comic line up I would have thought you cray cray. Continue reading...

Can You Read This?


Are you spreading Monsanto butter on your bread in the morning?

We call it Monsanto Butter because these items are made with genetically modified ingredients, which come from Monsanto, the same company that produced Agent Orange.

Are you feeding these products to your children? Our power as moms and consumers are at the grocery store. We vote with our dollars and collectively we the strongest force out there.

Lets stop buying Monsanto butter and send a clear message about what we want-- NO GMOs!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fukushima disaster: Tokyo hides truth as children die, become ill from radiation - ex-mayor

The tragedy of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster took place almost three years ago. Since then, radiation has forced thousands out of their homes and led to the deaths of many. It took great effort to prevent the ultimate meltdown of the plant – but are the after effects completely gone? Tokyo says yes; it also claims the government is doing everything it can for those who suffered in the disaster. However, disturbing facts sometimes rise to the surface. To shed a bit of light on the mystery of the Fukushima aftermath, Sophie Shevardnadze talks to the former mayor of one of the disaster-struck cities. Katsutaka Idogawa is on SophieCo today.

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Sophie Shevardnadze: Mr. Idogawa, welcome to the program. Your town of Futaba was heavily dependent on cash coming in from the nuclear reactors and you yourself approved building more reactors. Did you believe back then, that something could go wrong?
Katsutaka Idogawa: Yes, I suspected it might, but I didn’t expect an accident of such proportions.
SS: You’ve said before that you knew right away that the government, that TEPCO – the plant’s operator, would lie about the consequences of the accident at Fukushima. When did you lose trust in the authorities? 
KI: This was even before the accident, when I first came to see the management of the power plant. I asked them about potential accidents at a nuclear power plant, pretending I didn’t know anything about it, and it turned out they were unable to answer many of my questions. Frankly, that’s when it first crossed my mind that their management didn’t have a contingency plan. It was then that I realized the facility could be dangerous.

SS: March 11, 2011 - the day the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan...where were you that day?  
KI: I wasn’t in Futaba that day, but I was near. I went to a nearby town on business. That’s where I was when the earthquake hit.

SS: What did you see around you?
KI: As for the aftermath of the earthquake, there were no destroyed buildings or water pipes ripped out of the ground in the town where I was. But I saw all that on my way back to Futaba. As soon as it happened, I jumped into my car and drove to Futaba. I managed to get there before the bigger tsunami came. It was only later that I realized that I escaped the water...

SS: When a catastrophe of this scale happens, I understand that it is very difficult to control your emotions, it is difficult to get a hold of yourself, take any action. What were your first actions?
KI: The earthquake was very strong. I just kept thinking, “If it’s that strong, what will happen to the power plant? What if the reactor is damaged? What if the water leaks? What will the city do? What am I to do as mayor?

SS:I can only imagine how much worry you felt at that moment. Do you remember what you did right after the disaster hit?
KI: It took me 20-30 minutes to get back to my office in Futaba. There was a traffic jam, so I chose an alternative route along the coast. At that moment I wasn’t thinking about anything except the fact that I had to get back as soon as possible. I heard a tsunami warning on my car radio. Tsunami waves had never been higher than 60 cm before. I thought that even if it’s big, the wave would be about 6 meters at most. I had no idea the road I was on could be washed away by the tsunami. I got lucky. The tsunami came after I drove off that road and up the mountains. I got to my office in Futaba and started checking for damage. I walked around every floor, and on the 4th floor I looked out the window. Usually you couldn’t see the sea from there, but that time I could see it just 300-500 meters away. It was a truly terrifying sight. I had all these thoughts swirling in my head: “What should I do? How to evacuate people? Where do we run? How do we save ourselves?” Also, I realized that the power plant would be damaged, and I didn’t know what to do about it. Looking back, I think I didn’t deal with the crisis well enough. I think I didn’t ask myself enough questions.

SS: As I understand, you gave orders to evacuate your city right away?
KI: Yes. I didn’t sleep at all that night. I was watching TV, since it was the only source of information. I kept thinking what to do with radiation, how to inform and evacuate the people. Mobile phones didn’t work because there was no signal, so radio was the only way. On the morning of March 12, I announced an emergency evacuation. I assumed radiation would not reach the mountains and we would be safe if we left the city. I told the people to go to Kawamata, a town 50 km away. There’s just one road that goes there, and it was packed with cars. Later, I learned that not all the Futaba residents heard my announcement. I feel guilty about that. Back then, I believed that it would be safe to go to Kawamata, which was further away from the plant than the government-recommended 10-20 km. Later, I found out that Fukushima Prefecture hadn’t given me all the information in a timely fashion. And now the government isn’t taking any steps to ensure people’s safety from radiation and isn’t monitoring the implementation of evacuation procedures.

SS: You decided to evacuate people from Futaba as far as possible without consulting anybody - so you completely assumed responsibility?
KI: Our city always had an emergency plan in case of a fire or an accident at the plant. Every year, we had special drills in case there was a fire at the plant. I think it’s the central government and the Fukushima Prefecture authorities that bear the most responsibility for what happened. As mayor, it is my responsibility to take care of the people of Futaba. At that time, I had no time to get advice. I tried talking to the prefecture authorities but there was absolute chaos. It was impossible to get advice or hold a meeting. So I chose to act on my own, and I decided to start with evacuating the people as far from the radiation as possible.

SS: Your town is moving to a new location, to the neighboring city of Iwaki. Is it safe there? Do you see this as a new start for the people?
KI: I’d like to show you a table with radiation levels around Chernobyl. Radiation levels around Fukushima are four times higher than in Chernobyl, so I think it’s too early for people to come back to Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can see radiation levels in our region, Tohoku. This is ground zero, and the radiation radius is 50-100km, even 200km in fact. Fukushima Prefecture is at the very center. The city of Iwaki, where Futaba citizens moved, is also in Fukushima Prefecture. It is by no means safe, no matter what the government says. Exposing people to the current levels of radiation in Fukushima is a violation of human rights. It’s terrible.

SS: Evacuation advisories are being lifted for some cities in the Fukushima area, but you’re saying that the government is allowing this, despite the danger of radiation?
KI: Fukushima Prefecture has launched the Come Home campaign. In many cases, evacuees are forced to return. Here is a map of Fukushima Prefecture, with areas hit by radiation highlighted in yellow, and you can see that the color covers almost the entire map. Air contamination decreased a little, but soil contamination remains the same. And there are still about two million people living in the prefecture, who have all sorts of medical issues. The authorities claim this has nothing to do with the fallout. I demanded that the authorities substantiate their claim in writing but they ignored my request. There are some terrible things going on in Fukushima. I remember feeling so deeply for the victims of the Chernobyl tragedy that I could barely hold back the tears whenever I heard any reports on it. And now that a similar tragedy happened in Fukushima, the biggest problem is that there is no one to help us. They say it’s safe to go back. But we must not forget the lessons of Chernobyl. We must protect our children. I talked to local authorities in different places in Fukushima, but no one would listen to me. They believe what the government says, while in reality the radiation is still there. This is killing children. They die of heart conditions, asthma, leukemia, thyroiditis…Lots of kids are extremely exhausted after school; others are simply unable to attend PE classes. But the authorities still hide the truth from us, and I don’t know why. Don’t they have children of their own? It hurts so much to know they can’t protect our children.

SS: I understand that many children who have been evacuated are now living in the Fukushima district again; new schools have opened for these children, and you say they are facing radiation there…Is anything being done to help the children affected by the nuclear fallout?
KI: Officially, both the central government and the prefecture authorities say there is no radiation. They’re not doing anything, and they’re not going to do anything. They say Fukushima Prefecture is safe, and that’s why nobody’s working to evacuate children, move them elsewhere. We’re not even allowed to discuss this.

SS: So after the tragedy, the government wanted to build nuclear waste storage facilities on the territory of Futaba. You were against that, but now, as I understand, these facilities are going to be built after all. Do you fear that that will prevent residents from ever returning to their town?
KI: Media report it as the final decision has been made. But that’s not true. The problem is with the decision-making process. That’s why I keep saying no. The central government makes all the decisions by itself the way it pleases. It ignores the victims. Actually, we have a rule in our country saying that decisions can’t be made without taking people’s opinion into consideration, but the government ignores this rule and just does everything the way they see fit. After all, this matter is up to landowners. Unless they agree, nothing can happen. That’s how things work in Japan. And even though there’s been much speculation, nobody has talked to landowners yet. So media reports suggesting that the final decision has been made are premature. In reality, nothing has been decided. It is not clear at this point what will happen. All we know right now is that there will be repositories built and that land will be nationalized. Radiation is a big problem today but even this problem hasn’t been solved yet. Without consulting with us, with the people, that is, Fukushima Prefecture announced that people will be relocated from the prefecture for 30 years, but they failed to keep this promise as well. It’s all very unreasonable. All the unpopular decisions were made without us. That’s why I’ve been saying no all the time.

SS: In the beginning of the program you touched upon the inability of TEPCO to manage the situation at the nuclear plant. They have been struggling to contain the situation for over three years now. Why are they failing?
KI: That’s the way TEPCO works. The problem is with its structure. People working at the headquarters are in privileged conditions, but those working in the field work in very difficult conditions. That’s the way it was even before the accident. That’s how this company works. When the accident happened, TEPCO couldn’t give us or its own employees the names of the people responsible for the accident. They couldn’t do that because the company doesn’t have real professionals.Even before the accident, I would sometimes go to their office as mayor, ask them a lot of questions: “Do you train your personnel? Is everything okay? Is there any chance that your old equipment may fail?” In response, they only gave me a lot of nice words. But they didn’t take any practical steps; they hardly ever did anything. TEPCO thinks too high of itself, delegating almost everything to subcontractors. That’s why, when something happens, there’s nobody to be held accountable. In addition, the company doesn’t follow the situation on the ground. Even today, we received a report saying that they made a mistake and used the wrong pump, and as a result contaminated water ended up in a wrong place. As for the restoration of the city, I am really concerned about the future of my hometown, the future of Futaba.

SS: Now, Japan’s homeless are among those recruited to take part in the major cleanup - are they a viable workforce in this case? Is this because there’s a lack of qualified workers, or because those people are considered sort of ‘disposable?' Is this even true?
KI: Unfortunately, it’s true. If you use workers on a one-off basis, you don’t need to watch radiation; you don’t need to care about their health. We must respect people, care about them. When talking about the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Prime Minister Abe likes to talk about Japanese hospitality, and he uses this Japanese word “omotenashi,” which literally means that you should treat people with an open heart. But we don’t see that in our situation. While Prime Minister Noda was preoccupied with self-promotion, authorities started caring less about people who worked at the Fukushima plant. Their equipment was getting worse; preparation was getting worse. So people had to think about their safety first. That’s why those who understood the real danger of radiation began to quit. Now we have unprofessional people working there. They don’t really understand what they’re doing. That’s the kind of people who use the wrong pump, who make mistakes like that. I’m particularly concerned about their leaders. It seems to me their crew leaders aren’t real professionals. They don’t know what they’re doing. I’m really ashamed for my country, but I have to speak the truth for the sake of keeping our planet clean in the future.

SS: Does the fact that the government was covering up the real scale of the disaster for so long have anything to do with the traditional Japanese fear of losing face?
KI: It’s just that they wanted to avoid responsibility.

SS: No, I understand, but why keep this quiet for so long? They didn’t tell the world how bad it really was - why is that?
KI: There were some sad chapters in the history of Japan. The same thing happened with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The authorities lied to everyone. They said it was safe. They hid the truth. That’s the situation we are living in. It’s not just Fukushima. Japan has some dark history. This is a sort of a sacrifice to the past.

SS: The United Nations report on the radiation fallout from Fukushima says no radiation-related deaths or acute diseases have been observed among the workers and general public exposed - so it’s not that dangerous after all? Or is there not enough information available to make proper assessments? What do you think?
KI: This report is completely false. The report was made by a representative of Japan – Professor Hayano. Representing Japan, he lied to the whole world. When I was mayor, I knew many people who died from a heart attack, and then there were many people in Fukushima who died suddenly, even among young people. It’s a real shame that the authorities hide the truth from the whole world, from the UN. We need to admit that actually many people are dying. We are not allowed to say that, but TEPCO employees also are dying. But they keep mum about it.

SS: Do you have an estimate of casualties?
KI: Today I don’t have the numbers with me.

SS: Mr. Idogawa, we only need an estimate, just to understand the scale of the tragedy you’re talking about.
KI: It’s a huge responsibility to give specific numbers. It’s hard for me, because I haven’t studied this matter personally. But it’s not just one or two people. We’re talking about ten to twenty people who died this way.

SS: You say that despite the Fukushima disaster, Japan is planning to build more nuclear reactors, eventually satisfying at least half of its energy needs with nuclear energy. Obviously you’re against that - but Japan really has no other choice in terms of energy, does it?
KI: Yes, it has. Japan has plenty of rivers, but hydro energy is not used at all. Why? Because it’s not as profitable for big companies. Actually, we can provide electricity for a large number of people even with limited investment, without taxes. Just use gravity, and we may have so much energy that there’ll be no need for nuclear plants anymore. And we also need to change our laws. There are many laws in Japan, perhaps too many. There are laws about rivers and the ways they’re used. We could change laws regarding agricultural water use and start using rivers to produce electricity. Changing just this law alone will allow us to produce a lot of energy. We can solve the problem by using natural energy, without contaminating our planet. But this does not appeal to big companies, because you don’t need big investments, you don’t need to build big power plants. It’s not that profitable for investors, for capitalists. But people in Japan begin to realize that we need to avert nuclear disasters, so 60-70 percent of the population are in favor of using natural energy. It took us a long time, but one day we’ll follow the example of Europe, of Germany.

SS: Have you personally felt the consequences of the catastrophe? Has your health been affected?
KI: I now get exhausted quickly, it’s harder to speak, I often get colds. My eyesight worsened. I have a cataract. My stomach hurts. My skin is very dry. I have muscular weakness in different parts of my body. These are the consequences of the catastrophe.

SS: Do you receive any treatment as a victim?
KI: No, I’m not getting any treatment right now. Actually, there’s no place I could go for help. I now live in Saitama. The nearest hospital refused to treat me. So I’m trying to restore my health through nutrition.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Infections Linked to Chinese Seafood Markets in New York

“People are encouraged to wear waterproof gloves in their home when preparing live or raw fish or seafood that came from a market in Chinatown, especially if they have cuts or abrasions,”

"There was no evidence that eating fish from any of those markets could cause illness, officials said."

Isn't this a huge contradiction?

Infections Linked to Chinese Seafood Markets in New York

At least 30 people have contracted a rare skin infection after buying seafood at markets in Chinese neighborhoods across New York City, prompting health officials to issue a warning to consumers and market workers to take precautions when handling raw or live fish.

The source of the outbreak was unclear, but health officials said that all of the people who were infected had bought fish at markets in Sunset Park, Brooklyn; Flushing, Queens; or Chinatown, in Manhattan.
There was no evidence that eating fish from any of those markets could cause illness, officials said.
“People are encouraged to wear waterproof gloves in their home when preparing live or raw fish or seafood that came from a market in Chinatown, especially if they have cuts or abrasions,” the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement.

Dr. Jay Varma, the deputy commissioner for disease control, said the bacterium that causes the infection, Mycobacterium marinum, is common in fish and aquariums but rarely causes infections in humans.
“If you were to ask 100 doctors if they had seen a case, you would be lucky to find one who had,” he said. “For us to see 30 cases clustered like this is very unusual.”

The investigation into the source or sources of the outbreak is complicated, in part because the infections tend to take weeks to show symptoms.

In a typical case, Dr. Varma said, the first signs of infection are bumps under the skin or tender lesions. From there, it worsens into a wound that will not heal.

The infection can spread to the soft tissue below the skin and then into tendons and muscles. It is treatable with a targeted combination of antibiotics. But if the infection goes untreated for a prolonged period, it can require surgery to repair damage to nerves, tendons and muscles.

Dr. Danny Fong, a hand surgeon who works in Manhattan’s Chinatown and is the president of the Chinese American Medical Society, said he saw perhaps one case a year. The source of the infection has been varied, he said. For instance, he had one patient who worked on boats and most likely got infected after scrubbing barnacles off a ship’s hull.

Dr. Fong was not alarmed when he saw an infected patient in August.
But then in September he saw another. Then another. Then another. By February, at least 15 people had shown up at his office with the type of lesions that are the hallmark of the condition.
He alerted the health department a little over a week ago. Since then, the department has identified an additional 15 cases.

“We anticipate we will definitely learn about more,” Dr. Varma said. Dr. Fong said that doctors in the community have been warned to be on the lookout for the infection, and that he could only guess as to the cause of the outbreak. Most of his patients, he said, were infected after skin punctures from fish bones. But one patient fell ill after cutting himself on a lobster.

While all of the patients were infected after handling live or raw seafood, health officials could not rule out other possible sources of the infections, such as the water in the fish tanks. So far, no fish markets have been closed; Dr. Varma said he suspected there were multiple problematic locations.“We don’t think it is one market,” he said, “but it could be.”

The investigation was in its early stages. City, state and federal officials were examining how seafood tanks at the markets are cleaned, and if practices have changed recently. They were also looking at the origin of the fish sold at these markets and whether any new species were being sold. The warnings did little to slow the activity at fish markets across the city on Wednesday, with many shoppers unaware of the warnings.
In some neighborhoods, the haggling and trading takes place on the sidewalk. At the Asian fish markets in Flushing, the activity takes place inside, but is no less frenzied.

Handwritten cardboard signs in Chinese stick out of the ice identifying the day’s catch: yellow croakers, sea bass, razor clams. Fish sellers in a handful of shops in Brooklyn and Queens wore gloves or used clear plastic bags when handling raw or live fish. “Everybody knows if you don’t use gloves it’s very dangerous, even when you clean the fish,” said Nicky Chen, the manager of S&P Seafood on Eighth Avenue.
He wore thick rubber gloves as he sold fish, clams, crabs and lobsters. Many customers, however, seemed comfortable touching the fish barehanded.

Eli M. Rosenberg and Jeffrey E. Singer contributed reporting.


Your Destiny

Friday, April 18, 2014

Go Go Gadget: Facedeals: Brilliant or Big Brother?

Imagine walking into a business and having a camera use facial recognition software to scan your face and then check you in on Facebook. This is not some sci-fi fantasy, but reality. Facedeals, which is still in its trial period, does just that. Continue reading...

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (unreleased) HQ


Facebook Fraud


Modern Mona Lisa

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mutations in Birds and Insects Around Fukushima

Mutations in birds and insects around fukushima 福島の放射線量の高い地域では生物界の異変が確実に起きている。: via @youtube

 — helen caldicott (@DrHCaldicott) December 3, 2012

World Radioactive Water Erroneusly Pumped Back Into Fukushima Power Plant

                             World Radioactive water erroneously pumped back into Fukushima power plant (VIDEO)

FUKUSHIMA, April 16, 2014 — Over 200 tonnes of radioactive water was erroneously pumped into a basement area at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant between April 10-13, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said yesterday. Continue reading...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Life Is Flashing Before Your Eyes


Was River Phoenix Murdered for Telling the Truth?


"Who Killed River Phoenix?"

The fatal overdose of River Phoenix on Halloween night leaves hanging a host of questions concerning his death. Why is it, for instance, that three days later medical examiners announced that autopsy tests were inconclusive - but ruled out foul play. If the cause of death was unknown, how could the coroner possibly dismiss the possibility of murder? Toxicology tests revealed that the morphine levels of the cocaine and heroin ingested by Phoenix were respectively lethal. The day after he overdosed, the question reverberated on Hollywood streets: "Who killed River Phoenix?"
The conclusion that Phoenix died of an accidental overdose seems premature. No one knows how the narcotics were administered. No needle marks were found. The identity of his supplier is known. He is not some shadow melting back into narco-obscurity. Five witnesses, according to unconfirmed reports, accompanied Phoenix to a West Hollywood apartment at 10:40 p.m., on October 30, before departing for the Viper Room. One homosexual Los Angeles tabloid reported that the drug dealer who gave Phoenix the fatal dose "has been seen back in action at the club." If so, why wasn't he so much as questioned by police?
Media interest in the Family was eroded by false reports that Argentine prosecutors had been hamstrung by a lack of medical evidence. In fact, the death of River Phoenix coincided with investigations of the Family spreading across Latin America. The last thing the cult needed was a popular junkie film star shattering the news vacuum in the U.S. media by expanding, in some Hollywood fanzine, on his sexual initiation in a cult with notorious international political connections.
In fact, River Phoenix had a reputation for talking too much. In the press, the Phoenix family has distanced itself from Berg's flock, emphasizing their separation from the Children of God. "We were flower children," John Phoenix (River's father, who refuses to tell reporters his true name) told People magazine in September, 1987: "We were full of faith and loved everybody." John Phoenix was so deeply rooted in the cult that he was named "Archbishop of Venezuela" by the group. Rainbow Phoenix, River's sister, told Life in August, 1987 that she debuted as a performer at South American shopping plazas. "We used to sing and hand out pamphlets," she said. "But after two years in Venezuela, the family wanted out of the cult." Arlene Phoenix, River's mother, complained, 'the guy running it got crazy. He sought to attract rich disciples through sex. No way.'"
The veneer of bohemian innocence was shattered in 1991 when, in Details magazine, River recalled his childhood in the cult. He admitted in this interview that he had intercourse at age four and sex with other children until the age of 10.
River Phoenix violated the cult's stricture of secrecy by discussing his early sexuality with reporters. Two years later, on All Hallow's Eve, at the most critical period in the Family's history, he was poisoned with a drug overdose. Had he lived, River Phoenix could have proven to be a dangerous liability to the cult, confirming reports of sexual abuse and child prostitution circulating throughout South America, but largely snubbed by the domestic press. Moses Berg's Family sleeps with powerful political allies.
Did one of them have reason to silence River Phoenix?

lynch - Ambivalent Ideal [Official Bootleg II]


Thievery Corporation Collection - Babylon Recall


Tom Scott -- Today


Sea stars in Southern California Are Dying in Droves From Mysterious Disease

A mysterious disease that has been killing massive numbers of sea stars along the West Coast is now firmly entrenched in Southern California waters. “Other than perhaps some of the islands, where it hasn’t ravaged yet, it’s pretty clearly throughout Southern California at this point,” said Pete Raimondi, a researcher at the University of California Santa Cruz who has been leading efforts to track the disease's spread. The illness, commonly referred to as "sea star wasting disease" targets several species of sea star, including most major ones found along the West Coast. Though its effects vary among species, it is often lethal, causing some species to disintegrate and liquify into bacterial goop within days. Continue reading...

FDA Adds Alaska Salmon Testing To Radiation Monitoring Program

Alaska fish are being tested for radiation contamination from Japan’s leaking Fukushima Nuclear energy plant. The power plant was damaged during an earthquake three years ago and continues to releases radioactive water into the sea. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation State Director of Environmental Health Elaine Busse Floyd says samples of Alaska fish have been submitted to a Federal Food and Drug Administration testing program. Continue reading...

Alberta Student’s Science Project Finds High Radiation Levels in Grocery Store Seafood

Alberta high-school student Bronwyn Delacruz loves sushi, but became concerned last summer after learning how little food inspection actually takes place on some of its key ingredients.
The Grade 10 student from Grande Prairie said she was shocked to discover that, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods for radiation in 2012. So, she decided to carry out her own tests. Continue reading...

Making Fire From Water - Futuris


Abe Must Act Now to Seal Fukushima Reactors, Before it's Too Late

          Julian Gresser, Ernst Frankel and Jerome A. Cohen say complacency is putting the world at risk.

            PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 April, 2014, 7:10pm
            UPDATED : Saturday, 05 April, 2014, 2:02am

Dear Prime Minister Abe, the Fukushima crisis is getting worse. Yet you have an option at your disposal to resolve it. But first you must begin by challenging a chain of untested and dangerous assumptions that have lulled you and your administration into apparent complacency.

The key assumption, the root of all the others, is that you still have a safe window of time, at least two or three more years, and possibly longer, to deal with Fukushima's four damaged nuclear reactors. Indeed, you have assured the Olympic Committee that the situation at Fukushima is under control and will remain so, certainly until after the Games in Tokyo scheduled for 2020, although your government has recently estimated it may take another 30 years for the radioactive contamination emanating from Fukushima to be abated.

What if this assessment is unrealistically optimistic? What if the safe window of time is less than a year? What if the very concept of a safe window is inappropriate for Fukushima? The fact is, we really don't know what might happen.

According to the Tokyo Electric Power Company's published engineering reports, the most severely damaged reactors (one to four) are only secure to the level of a magnitude 7.9 earthquake. But the mega earthquake that caused the greatest damage at Fukushima was measured at magnitude 9.0. What will happen at reactors one to four when the next earthquake of 7.9 magnitude or greater strikes? Or what if the cumulative effects of a series of smaller earthquakes exceed this threshold? In order to compromise any or all the reactors at Fukushima, the next earthquake, tsunami or volcanic eruption need not even occur within Japan.

The crucial question is: how secure is the facility against any number of dark scenarios?
There is a high probability that, if a quake of magnitude 7.9 or above, or some other serious event, strikes Fukushima, a "criticality" will occur. The least dangerous would be the local release of strontium-90, caesium 134/137, or nano-plutonium. Far more dangerous would be an explosion, or a series of explosions - a chain reaction, engulfing reactors one to four - that would spew this contamination over much broader areas of helpless populations. Three previous explosions have released radioactive material over Fukushima and Tokyo.

The next criticality may be far more serious. If you look at a three-dimensional topographical map, you will see that greater Tokyo virtually touches Fukushima. But no one is immune. The jet stream will transport airborne contamination to the United States and other parts of the world. In 2005, the US National Academy of Sciences reported that there were no safe dosages of strontium-90, caesium 134/137, nano-plutonium or other long-lived radioactive isotopes, and the risks to human health increase cumulatively with continuing exposure.

Some Russian scientists estimate that 985,000 people died, mainly of cancer, as a result of the Chernobyl accident. Fukushima may be far more dangerous because the risks are continuing, and the situation is dynamically degrading and unstable. Moreover, unlike Three Mile Island or even Chernobyl, the formidable problems of access to reactors one to three make accurate assessment of the true extent of the damage, hence the level of risk and vulnerability, extremely challenging.

We urge that you commission a 30-day independent assessment by a multidisciplinary international team of experts on the feasibility of entombment of reactors one to four, addressing the following specific scenario among others:

Use helicopters mounted with telescopic nozzles, and, after reinforcing the spent fuel pool in the target reactor, spray it with special lighter-than-water concrete, dissolved in water solution; let the pool harden, along with the remainder of the facility, which is also sprayed until it becomes impervious to radiation or explosion. The independent commission should advise which reactor is the best initial candidate.
The special materials are currently being used in construction in Israel, the US, and other countries and can easily be made available in Japan, if they are not already in use.

Hundreds of tonnes of material will probably be required for each nuclear reactor, and preliminary estimates suggest that each operation should cost well under US$10 million. Reactors one to four can probably be entombed within six months.

This plan obviously requires you to recognise that reactors one to four are probably not salvageable. Entomb them. Then commission pilot studies for improving earthquake prediction and early warning and monitoring systems at any nuclear plants you can responsibly contemplate operating.

Julian Gresser is chairman of Alliances for Discovery. Ernst G. Frankel is emeritus professor of ocean engineering at MIT. Jerome A. Cohen is co-director of the US-Asia Law Institute at NYU Law School. Dick Wullaert also contributed to the article

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Is this Disaster in Fukushima Worse Than Chernobyl?

Jay Cullen, associate Professor, UVic School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, CFAX, Jan. 16, 2014 (at 41:00 in):
Host: Based on your information, is this disaster in Fukushima worse than Chernobyl?
Prof. Cullen: Is it worse than Chernobyl? It’s fundamentally different than Chernobyl, in that the primary receiving environment for the radionuclides is the ocean. I think it has the potential to be worse. […] Release to the ocean continues and is ongoing daily. So, there’s still radioactive elements being washed into, and delivered into, the Pacific Ocean and there’s no sign that that’s going to stop anytime soon. The site itself is still unstable at Fukushima, and it could change there, conditions could change where we see rates of release that approach what we saw immediately after the disaster. If that were the case, we’d have to change our way of thinking about what the risk is and reevaluate and see whether or not both the marine environment and potentially public health could be impacted in a negative way. Listen...

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