High Levels Of Radioactive Cesium Detected In Fukushima Snow

High Level of Radioactive Cesium from Snow in #Fukushima (Ex-SKF, May 29, 2011):

Radioactive pollution is now detected in snow and freshwater fish.

And Japan’s Kan administration still pushes for nuclear power, not just for the Japanese but for the up-and-coming countries in Asia and the rest of the world.

From Mainichi Shinbun Japanese (5/30/2011; link, emphasis added):

山岳愛好家らで作る「高山(たかやま)の原生林を守る会」 は29日、福島市周辺の山岳地帯から採取した雪の放射線量分析結果を公表した。標高1500メー トル以下を中心に高濃度の放射性セシウムが検出され、最高は箕輪山東斜面の1338メートル地点で1キロ当たり2968ベクレルだった。市内の阿武隈川の ヤマメなど川魚からは国の暫定規制値(1キロ当たり500ベクレル)を上回るセシウムが検出され、雪解け水の流入が原因とみられるという。

On May 29, a private association of mountain lovers [in Fukushima], “Association for preserving the primal forests in Takayama Mountain”, announced the result of radiation analysis of snow samples taken from the mountains around Fukushima City in Fukushima Prefecture. High concentration of radioactive cesium was detected from snow samples taken below the altitude of 1,500 meters (4,921 feet), with the highest being 2,968 becquerels per kilogram from the sample taken on the east slope of Mount Minowa at 1,338 meters high. Radioactive cesium that exceeds the provisional national limit (500 becquerels per kilogram) has been detected from freshwater fish in the Abukuma river that runs through Fukushima City, and it is considered that radioactive cesium in fish comes from the water from melted snow.

Accusations Of Treason In The Greek Parliament Against Bilderberg PM Papandreou

Flashback:

Greek Central Bank Accused of Encouraging Naked Short Selling of Greek Bonds (Financial Times)

And remember that the biggest Greek CDS speculator has been the state-controlled Hellenic Post Bank with help from (Yes, you’ve guessed it!) Goldman Sachs:

State-controlled Hellenic Post Bank (TT) bet against Greece (Kathimerini)

Fragwürdige Finanzgeschäfte Griechen wetten auf eigene Pleite (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

The state-controlled Hellenic Post Bank was betting on Greece going bankrupt!

What will happen if Greece defaults:

Here Is What Happens After Greece Defaults

Solution:

Former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Revolution is the Only Answer (For Greece, Ireland etc.)

Must-read!


The following article will be constantly updated at ‘Covering Delta’, so please visit the link  and read the article there.

Accusations of Treason in the Greek Parliament (Covering Delta):

Leaving aside for a moment the obvious questions of criminality and treason that have arisin from the details of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Greek government and the Troika (IMF/EU/ECB), which concedes total sovereign authority of the Greek state over the fate of its own citizens to foreign banks, let us turn to recent allegations made in Parliament against the Prime Minister of Greece himself, George Papandreou.

Recently, in an interview on Greek television, Member of Parliament for New Democracy, Mr. Panos Kammenos, made allegations that if true, could very well constitute treason for the Greek Prime Minister, members of his staff and possibly members of his own family. These allegations were repeated by Mr. Kammenos on the floor of parliament and given support by the leader of LAOS, Mr. George Karatzaferis. These allegations are therefore, not made lightly, and have now been plainly put forth before the Greek people. They can no longer be ignored, and the Prime Minister is obliged to respond to them.

The gist of the allegations rest on the charge by Mr. Kammenos, that the Greek Prime Minister, Mr. George Papandreou and members of his team, presided over the sale of 1.3 billion dollars worth of credit default swap contracts (CDS on Greek sovereign debt) on or around December of 2009, shortly after coming to power. The 1.3 billion dollars worth of insurance protecting against a Greek default was bought during the spring and summer of the same year, by the Hellenic Postbank, a public banking arm of the Greek government. It is unclear what the intentions of the Postbank were when it purchased the credit protection. Clearly, the previous government that was in power at the time (New Democracy or N.D.) understood that Greece was headed towards a fiscal crisis, otherwise they would not have purchased the insurance. However, we do not know if the move was initially made with the intention of reaping private profit, or simply as a hedge by the government itself against it’s own default.

[*Note: I have been made aware of a possible discrepancy between the numbers cited by Mr. Kammenos and those cited by Mr. Tombras in his law suit. Specifically, the subject at issue is the notional value of the CDS purchased and then sold by Hellenic Postbank. The size of the bank’s balance sheet would not warrant as large a hedge as the 60 billion in notional CDS (implied by Kammenos), which would imply that either the bank was net-short it’s own government’s debt, or that some mistake has been made by those looking over the books. This would affect the profit potential for the position, but would not change the fundamental fact that insurance protection was sold from public to private hands. – i.e. it has no bearing on the allegations]

Read moreAccusations Of Treason In The Greek Parliament Against Bilderberg PM Papandreou

GREECE: Shocking New Bailout Conditions Mean The End Of National Sovereignty!

GREECE: Shocking New Bailout Conditions Mean The End Of National Sovereignty (Business Insider, May 29, 2011):

Big news on the Greece front: In order for the country to get future bailout money, the country will have to give up some sovereignty.

Specifically, according to a bombshell FT report, outside authorities will take over various functions related to tax collection (a big time problem in Athens) and privatizations.

Read moreGREECE: Shocking New Bailout Conditions Mean The End Of National Sovereignty!

TEPCO Believes Stabilizing Fukushima Reactors By Year-End Impossible (Kyodo News)

TEPCO = Endless lies!

The truth is more than painful:

Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University: ‘No One Knows How Fukushima Could Be Wound Down’ – Corium May Be Melting Through the Foundation

TEPCO’s ‘Cold Shutdown’ Lie And What They ‘Forgot’ To Tell You About Fukushima (Hawaii News Daily:

TEPCO says they are planning a “cold shutdown” of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plants in 6 to 9 months.

Cold shutdown” means the reactor cores – and the used fuel pools – decrease in temperature through 100 degrees C and continue to go down after a couple of days without additional cooling.  If that doesn’t happen within 48 hours, it isn’t going to.  E-V-E-R. The reactors are still ‘in service’ – which means the fuel is still reacting.  It hasn’t happened at Fukushima and it never will.

Fukushima Now Equal To 50 Plus Chernobyls & 3,000 Billion Lethal Doses Of Radiation (Veterans Today)


Kyodo News: “TEPCO believes stabilizing Fukushima reactors by year-end impossible” (EX-SKF, May 29, 2011):

Oh what a surprise.

TEPCO believes stabilizing Fukushima reactors by year-end impossible (Kyodo News; full article by subscription only; 5/30/2011):

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is coming to the view that it will be impossible to stabilize the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant by the end of this year, senior company officials said Sunday, possibly affecting the timing for the government to consider the return of evacuees to their homes near the plant.

The revelation that meltdowns had occurred at the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors at the plant, most likely with breaches to pressure vessels encasing nuclear fuel, has led the officials to believe that ”there will be a major delay to work” to contain the situation, one of them said.

The plant operator, known as TEPCO, announced on April 17 its road map for bringing the troubled reactors at the plant into a stably cooled condition called ”cold shutdown” in six to nine months.

Well, as late as May 17 when the revised “roadmap” was disclosed, TEPCO said there would be no change in the target time-frame for the “cold shutdown”.

The Kyodo Japanese article has a bit more information “leaked” by the TEPCO execs:

  • One executive said “6-9 month time-frame is only a target to strive for, and not a binding one.” [So the “roadmap” is a wish-list.]
  • About the Reactor 1 whose Containment Vessel is now found to be leaking water, “We have to find the leak and stop it. If we don’t know the extend of the damage to the Containment Vessel, we don’t know how long it takes to stop the leak.”
  • Another exec says “it will take 1 or 2 additional months” to bring the reactors in “cold shutdown” because of the bigger cooling system now envisioned.
  • Yet another one says “the works at three reactors [1, 2, 3] are not progressing simultaneously, as planned. We’ll have to ask workers to work during the New Year holidays.”

These executives are no doubt from the TEPCO’s Tokyo headquarters and probably the same ones who ordered a fancy “roadmap” at the government’s request, not people at Fukushima I Nuke Plant trying to contain the on-going crisis for the past 2 and a half months.

“Cold shutdown”, as Kyoto University’s Koide has repeatedly said, assumes the Reactor Pressure Vessel intact, and the fuel rods intact. There is no word for bringing the broken reactor with totally melted fuel into a stable condition so that it won’t emit any more radiation. There is no established process to do that, particularly when the melted jumble, corium, is possibly eating away the concrete beneath the Containment Vessels.

As long as TEPCO (headquarters) and the Japanese government are fooling around with the impossible idea of “cold shutdown” of the reactors that are broken, with the corium already outside the Reactor Pressure Vessels, or Containment Vessels, there will be no end in sight, I’m afraid.

UK Training Saudi Forces Used To Crush Arab Spring (Guardian)

• British military personnel run courses for snipers
• Human rights groups furious over Riyadh link

Saudi special forces
Saudi special forces, seen here training in Mecca, were used to crush protests in neighbouring Bahrain. Photograph: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images

Britain is training Saudi Arabia’s national guard – the elite security force deployed during the recent protests in Bahrain – in public order enforcement measures and the use of sniper rifles. The revelation has outraged human rights groups, which point out that the Foreign Office recognises that the kingdom’s human rights record is “a major concern”.

In response to questions made under the Freedom of Information Act, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed that British personnel regularly run courses for the national guard in “weapons, fieldcraft and general military skills training, as well as incident handling, bomb disposal, search, public order and sniper training”. The courses are organised through the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, an obscure unit that consists of 11 British army personnel under the command of a brigadier.

The MoD response, obtained yesterday by the Observer, reveals that Britain sends up to 20 training teams to the kingdom a year. Saudi Arabia pays for “all BMM personnel, as well as support costs such as accommodation and transport”.

Bahrain’s royal family used 1,200 Saudi troops to help put down demonstrations in March. At the time the British government said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of human rights abuses being perpetrated by the troops.

Read moreUK Training Saudi Forces Used To Crush Arab Spring (Guardian)

‘Mysterious Fund Allows Congress To Spend Freely, Despite Earmark Ban’ (CNN)

Mysterious fund allows Congress to spend freely, despite earmark ban (CNN, May 28, 2011):

Washington (CNN) — The defense bill that just passed the House of Representatives includes a back-door fund that lets individual members of Congress funnel millions of dollars into projects of their choosing.

This is happening despite a congressional ban on earmarks — special, discretionary spending that has funded Congress’ pet projects back home in years past, but now has fallen out of favor among budget-conscious deficit hawks.

Under the cloak of a mysteriously-named “Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund,” Congress has been squirreling away money — like $9 million for “future undersea capabilities development,” $19 million for “Navy ship preliminary design and feasibility studies,” and more than $30 million for a “corrosion prevention program.”

So in a year dominated by demands for spending cuts, where did all the money come from?

Roughly $1 billion was quietly transferred from projects listed in the president’s defense budget and placed into the “transfer fund.” This fund, which wasn’t in previous year’s defense budgets (when earmarks were permitted), served as a piggy bank from which committee members were able to take money to cover the cost of programs introduced by their amendments.

Read more‘Mysterious Fund Allows Congress To Spend Freely, Despite Earmark Ban’ (CNN)

US And Japan Jointly Push for Spent Fuel Storage Facility in Mongolia To Sell Their Nuke Plants

US, Japan Jointly Push for Spent Fuel Storage Facility in Mongolia To Sell Their Nuke Plants (Ex-SKF, May 29, 2011):

It’s an old piece of news (May 9, 2011) which I think should have received a wider coverage in light of the on-going crisis at Fukushima I Nuke Plant (which receives little coverage on its own these days).

Japan and the US want to build a spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Mongolia, and Mongolia is very eager to join the nuclear power generation club by building the first nuke plant in the country, undeterred by the Fukushima accident.

The reason for the push for the spent fuel storage facility in Mongolia? So that the US-Japan joint ventures that sell nuclear power plants can sell the plants as a package deal that comes with the spent fuel storage, competing with Russians who already offer such a package deal.

Mongolia has faults capable of producing earthquakes of Magnitude 8.

From Reuters (5/9/2011):

TOKYO, May 9 (Reuters) – Japan and the United States plan to jointly build a spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Mongolia to serve customers of their nuclear plant exporters, pushing ahead despite Japan’s prolonged nuclear crisis, the Mainichi daily said on Monday.

A Trade Ministry official said Japan, U.S. and Mongolia officials, at a meeting shortly before Japan’s March 11 earthquake, informally discussed possible construction of a nuclear waste storage facility for countries with nuclear power plants but no spent fuel storage capability of their own.

Read moreUS And Japan Jointly Push for Spent Fuel Storage Facility in Mongolia To Sell Their Nuke Plants

John McCain: US Should Have Used Greater Force in Libya

So that old reptile is still alive.


They may look different, but they are both elite puppets of the worst kind.

‘The full weight of American air power’ to ‘protect’ civilians???

The planned war in the middle east has only just begun and it will soon be called WW III, if we don’t stop the war mongers NOW.

Gerald Celente Special Trend Alert: The 1st Great War of 21st Century Has Begun!

Change! = Destroying what is left from the Republic and preparing for endless war:

US: House Passes Authority for Worldwide War (ACLU) (May 26,2011)

Rep. Ron Paul: ‘The Fate Of The American Republic Is Now Sealed’ (May 25,2011)


McCain: US should have used greater force in Libya (Guardian/AP, May 29 2011):

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain says the fighting in Libya might be over by now if the U.S. had used greater force against Moammar Gadhafi.

McCain is one of the strongest proponents in Congress of military intervention in Libya. He told “Fox News Sunday” that NATO is stepping up attacks but that he’s still not satisfied.

In McCain’s words, “This thing could have been over a long time ago if we had brought the full weight of American air power to bear on him.”

NATO warplanes pounded Gadhafi’s compound in Tripoli on Saturday.

Related info:

The No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente’s Dire Warning For The World:

Libya: John Perkins: It’s Not About Oil, It’s About Currency and Loans – Rothschilds Finish Off Gaddafi – ‘The Price of Freedom’, Highest Standard of Living in Africa

Rep. Ron Paul: War On Libya Totally Unconstitutional

Read moreJohn McCain: US Should Have Used Greater Force in Libya

Spain: More Police Brutality Against Peaceful Protesters in Barcelona (05/27/2011)

Don’t miss:

Spain: Clashes in Barcelona – Brave NWO Riot Police Beat Woman Without Cause (May 27, 2011)

Spain Erupts! Extended Photogallery From A Violent Barcelona


Completely unprovoked and unjustified attack of Regional Police on a group of pacific demonstrators in Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain on 27/11/2011.

Ruined: Ireland May Need More EU/IMF Cash: Minister

Related info:

Former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Revolution is the Only Answer (For Greece, Ireland etc.)

Irish Bombshell: Government Raids PRIVATE Pensions To Pay For Spending!

True Finns Party Chairman: Greece, Ireland and Portugal Ruined; Gangrene Spreads; Enron Looks Simple; Spain Next Zombie

And Now: ECB Allows Irish Central Bank to Counterfeit 51 Billion Euros

Rothschild Bank AND Goldman Sachs Are Both On The LIST Of Bondholders Getting US Taxpayer Billions In Irish Bailout




May 29 (Reuters) – Ireland may have to ask for another loan from the European Union and International Monetary Fund because it will struggle to return to debt markets to raise funds next year, a government minister said on Sunday.

In comments to The Sunday Times newspaper, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar became the first cabinet member to cast doubt in public on Ireland’s ability to raise cash on the bond market because of punishing yields demanded by investors.

“I think it’s very unlikely we’ll be able to go back next year. I think it might take a bit longer … 2013 might be possible but who knows?” Varadkar was quoted as saying.

“It would mean a second program (of loans from the EU/IMF),” he said. “Either an extension of the existing program or a second program. I think that would generally be most people’s view.”

Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore told broadcaster RTE that fears of a domino effect from Greece’s problems were overblown. The possibility of a Greek default has sent bond yields rocketing for indebted Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

“It’s not a situation that if Greece defaults then there are immediately implications for Ireland,” Gilmore said.

“If Greece defaults there are implications for the wider euro zone and obviously we are part of that.”

“It is wrong to put Ireland in the same basket as Greece.” (Sure!)

Read moreRuined: Ireland May Need More EU/IMF Cash: Minister

3 TRILLION DOLLARS LATER: Charting A Recovery Only Failed Fiscal And Monetary Policy Can Buy

Another indicator of what the US “recovery” looks like come courtesy of the Chicago Fed National Activity Index.

As can be seen in the chart below, one can only wonder just what recovery the US would have if it did not spend $3 trillion to kickstart the virtuous (or better make that virtual) economic cycle when it did.

And by the looks of facts (and not Tim Geithner spin), the downward inflection point has now arrived.

Next up: another $1-1.5 trillion in monetary stimulus, although admittedly in a form that may be slightly different from the LSAPs we have all grown used to love and expect each and every day at 11:00 am EST.

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/29/2011 14:43 -0400

Source: ZeroHedge

Matt Taibbi On RT: ‘Nothing Stops Big Banks From Ripping Off People AGAIN’

See also:

Here Is What Happened After Investigative Journalist Matt Taibbi Exposed Goldman Sachs: Goldman Shares Have Been In Freefall, Market Cap Shrank By $8.3 Billion

Matt Taibbi: The People vs. Goldman Sachs (Rolling Stone)

Matt Taibbi: Why is the Federal Reserve Bailing Out Gaddafi?



Added: 29.05.2011

The fact that those responsible for the recent economic crisis have not been held accountable is setting a very dangerous trend, believes investigative journalist Matt Taibbi, author and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine.

Fukushima: Radioactive Debris to Be Disposed of As Regular Debris

#Fukushima #Radioactive Debris to Be Disposed of As Regular Debris:

Radioactive sewage sludge sold as cement, radioactive teas sold unchecked. Now radioactive debris in the middle section of Fukushima Prefecture to be burned and buried like normal debris, because the radiation level is “low”, according to the Ministry of Environment.

The Ministry of Environment has just given an OK sign to 10 towns and villages in the middle section of Fukushima Prefecture called “Naka-dori” region to burn, bury, or recycle the debris from the disaster (earthquake/tsunami) contaminated with radioactive materials, because the air radiation levels in these cities and villages were less than that of the city in the “Aizu” region (western third of Fukushima) with the highest level of air radiation.

Does that make sense? I don’t know any more, but that’s what the Ministry is saying in its press release (original in Japanese). To roughly summarize:

Read moreFukushima: Radioactive Debris to Be Disposed of As Regular Debris

Lab-Grown Meat Coming To A Fast-Food Chain Near You

It’s the stuff of science fiction novels and dystopian dreams: man-made, in-vitro meat grown in a lab.

With global meat demand expected to grow almost 40 percent by 2025, scientists in the US and Europe have been working to develop synthetic, lab-grown meat they say could help offset climate change and provide a healthier, safer alternative to conventional meat production.

New Harvest, an organization made up of ‘meat scientists’ from the US, UK, and the Netherlands, claims that it has the technology to produce processed meats like sausage, hamburger, chicken nuggets within several years.

And one of the earliest adopters of this technology is likely to be fast-food restaurants which don’t disclose their suppliers.

Read moreLab-Grown Meat Coming To A Fast-Food Chain Near You

NHK: Cooling Systems Restored For Spent Fuel Pools Of Reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4 – Reuters: Cooling System Restored At Tepco’s No.5 Plant

Cooling systems restored for fuel pools (NHK, May 29, 2011):

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has now successfully restored cooling systems to the spent fuel pools of reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4.

On Saturday, TEPCO injected about 5 tons of water to the spent fuel pool of reactor 1 on a test basis. It was the last system to be restored.

The power company is also working to install new water-circulating systems that will more efficiently cool all the fuel pools. The new systems for reactors 1 through 4 are scheduled for completion by July.

Cooling system restored at Tepco’s No.5 plant (Reuters, May 29, 2011):

(Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power has restored the cooling system of the nuclear reactor and fuel pool at the No. 5 unit of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in northeastern Japan, an official of the plant operator said on Sunday.

Tokyo Electric, know as TEPCO, said the cooling facility restarted at 12:49 p.m. (0349 GMT) and was expected to lower temperatures which had risen at the reactor and fuel pool after the cooling system stopped working late on Saturday.

The temperature at the nuclear reactor at the No.5 unit was up to 87 degrees Celsius (188 degrees Fahrenheit) at 8:00 a.m. (2300 GMT) from about 68 degrees before the cooling system stopped operating, the official said.

Read moreNHK: Cooling Systems Restored For Spent Fuel Pools Of Reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4 – Reuters: Cooling System Restored At Tepco’s No.5 Plant

UN Warns Of Food Riots In Developing World As Food Inflation Continuous To Skyrocket

European dry spell and commodities speculation combine to push up average cereal costs by 71% to record levels


The dry riverbed of the Loire near the Anjou-Bretagne bridge in Ancenis, western France. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/REUTERS

Food prices are expected to hit new highs in the coming weeks, tightening the squeeze on UK households and potentially triggering further unrest in developing countries unless there is heavy rainfall across drought-affected Europe, the United Nations has warned.

The average global price of cereals jumped by 71% to a new record in the year to April, more than three times higher than a decade ago, according to latest UN figures, prompting its Food and Agriculture Organisation to warn that Europe faces a pivotal few weeks.

With the dry spell forecast to continue for several weeks across Europe, Abdolreza Abbassian, senior grains economist at the FAO, said: “Europe is entering a very critical month. We can’t do without rain any more. If the current situation continues prices will respond very aggressively.”

“Our fear is that we still haven’t seen the worst of food inflation in vulnerable countries and that could be coming. One way or another, rising food prices bring hardship on their people and you can’t rule out the possibility of further food riots. A lot depends on the next few weeks and it’s impossible to predict how Mother Nature will behave,” Abbassian added.

Read moreUN Warns Of Food Riots In Developing World As Food Inflation Continuous To Skyrocket

Facebook Hires Former Bush Aides As Washington Lobbyists

Flashback:

Facebook founder called trusting users ‘DUMB FUCKS’ (The Register)


Facebook hires former Bush aides as Washington lobbyists (Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2011):

Facebook just made two more friends in D.C.

It’s hiring two aides of former President George W. Bush as lobbyists.

Joel Kaplan, previously deputy chief of staff in the Bush White House, is joining Facebook as vice president of U.S. public policy, a new position in which he will oversee the company’s public policy strategy and interact with federal and state policymakers.

Myriah Jordan, who worked in the Bush White House in the office of the chief of staff, is joining Facebook as policy manager, focusing on congressional relations.

Facebook now has four registered lobbyists, two Republicans and two Democrats, Tim Sparapani and Adam Conner. It spent $230,000 on lobbying in the first quarter.

Read moreFacebook Hires Former Bush Aides As Washington Lobbyists

TEPCO: Fukushima Not Prepared For Heavy Rain, Wind From Powerful Typhoon

Crippled nuke plant not prepared for heavy rain, wind (Mainichi, May 28, 2011):

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is not fully prepared for heavy rain and strong winds forecast due to a powerful typhoon moving Saturday toward disaster-affected areas of northeastern Japan, according to the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Heavy rain has been forecast for the areas from Sunday to Monday due to the season’s second typhoon, Songda, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Tokyo Electric, or TEPCO, has for the last month been spreading anti-scattering agents around the troubled Nos. 1 to 4 reactor buildings to prevent radioactively contaminated dust from being carried into the air and sea by rain and wind.

But some of the reactor buildings have been left uncovered after they were damaged by hydrogen explosions following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. TEPCO plans to launch the work to put covers on the destroyed buildings in mid-June.

A TEPCO official said, “We have made utmost efforts, but we have not completed covering the damaged reactor buildings. We apologize for the lack of significant measures against wind and rain.”

Goshi Hosono, a special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan, told a press conference Friday that the current measures “cannot be said to be appropriate.”

He added, “We are now doing the utmost to prevent further spreading of radioactive materials in consideration of the typhoon.”

On TEPCO’s ‘utmost efforts’:

Typhoon Strengthens, May Hit Fukushima Nuke Plant (Bloomberg):

“We are still considering typhoon measures and can’t announce detailed plans yet,” Takeo Iwamoto, a spokesman at Tokyo Electric Power Co., said by phone when asked about the storm.

NHK: Extraordinarily High Levels Of Radioactive Cesium In Seafloor Samples Collected Off Miyagi And Ibaraki Prefectures

Watch the video here.

Radioactive materials found off Miyagi and Ibaraki (NHK, May 28, 2011):

Japan’s science ministry has detected extraordinarily high levels of radioactive cesium in seafloor samples collected off Miyagi and Ibaraki Prefectures.

Experts say monitoring should be stepped up over a larger area to determine how fish and shell fish are being affected.

Read moreNHK: Extraordinarily High Levels Of Radioactive Cesium In Seafloor Samples Collected Off Miyagi And Ibaraki Prefectures

Urban Danger (Free Documentary) – Congressman Warns: ‘Those Who Can, Should Move Their Families Out of the City’

Link to view the complete documentary below.



There are a whole host of events that can bring the world as we know it today to its knees. From a hyperinflationary economic collapse to an electro magnetic pulse originating from the sun or a nuclear weapon , there exists a real and present danger that our system may, in the near future, experience unrecoverable shocks to the power grid and clean water infrastructure, a halt to just-in-time agricultural transportation systems and a collapse of the currency exchange mechanisms that make the economy function.

US Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), lived through the great depression, so he’s seen how bad things can get. In a new documentary, Mr. Bartlett and others discuss the dangers posed to those living in cities and ways that your family can survive if the worst were to ever happen.

Roscoe Bartlett:

We could have events in the future where the power grid will go down and it’s not, in any reasonable time, coming back up. For instance, if when the power grid went down some of our large transformers were destroyed, damaged beyond use, we don’t make any of those in this country. They’re made overseas and you order one and 18 months to two years later they will deliver it. Our power grid is very vulnerable. It’s very much on edge. Our military knows that.

There are a number of events that could create a situation in the cities where civil unrest would be a very high probability. And, I think that those who can, and those who understand, need to take advantage of the opportunity when these winds of strife are not blowing to move their families out of the city.

Source: Urban Danger Movie

We realize that for most people this may be decried as fear-mongering and crazy survival talk. We can’t help but point out, however, that it’s not just Representative Roscoe Bartlett, economist Marc Faber, and trend forecaster Gerald Celente that are recommending you prepare and head for rural areas. The US Pentagon and Military are very much aware of these possibilities and they’re preparing for exactly the scenarios described in this documentary.

Read moreUrban Danger (Free Documentary) – Congressman Warns: ‘Those Who Can, Should Move Their Families Out of the City’

Iowa: Tornado, Hail, And Damaging Winds = HAARP Rings 24 Hours Ago – Now: Possible Tornado Heading Towards Downtown Des Moines (05/29/2011)


Added: 29.05.2011

The red triangle on the map shows the tornado in Iowa.. also the blue shows Hail, the Yellow markers show damaging winds and hail, and the green markers indicate “strong cell” thunderstorms.

also, here is the HAARP ring forecast I made from about 24 hours ago… calling specifically for Omaha to Davenport to get severe up to tornados…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUkfGEk5SVU


Added: 29.05.2011

Heading towards downtown Des Moines Iowa …see it now.. here is intellicast..

Read moreIowa: Tornado, Hail, And Damaging Winds = HAARP Rings 24 Hours Ago – Now: Possible Tornado Heading Towards Downtown Des Moines (05/29/2011)

RT: Russians to Build 5000 Bomb Shelters in Moscow by 2012

The video has been removed.

Here is a replacement:



YouTube

See also:

Doomsday Fears Trigger ‘Survival Bunker’ Boom

Swiss Nuclear Bunker Houses World’s Toughest Server Farm

The BBC Nuclear Bunker They Don’t Want You to Know About

Apocalypse Bunker Mentality: The Ultimate Underground Shelter

Former Governor Jesse Ventura – Secret Underground 2012 Base at Denver Airport

Deep Underground Military Bases (D.U.M.B.S.) – US Has Been Building Large Scale Underground Cities – For 2012?

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Is Leaking Like A Sieve (Nature)

Fukushima nuclear plant is leaking like a sieve (Nature, May 26, 2011):

Leaks have been a persistent problem at the plant since it was struck by an earthquake and tsunami on 11 March. Three reactors operating at the time of the quake went into meltdown after the tsunami wiped out emergency generators designed to circulate water through the cores. TEPCO recently admitted that all three units probably suffered complete meltdowns before workers could flood them with seawater.

Since then, reactor operators have kept water flowing to the cores and several fuel storage pools above the reactors. That same water appears to be flowing out into the basements of buildings and eventually the Pacific Ocean, where environmentalists and scientists have raised concerns about possible contamination.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which runs the plant, hoped to rectify the problem by pumping water into storage tanks until it can be reprocessed, but today Reuters reports that the storage tanks appear to be leaking.

And that’s just the start of the bad news because the reactors themselves appear to be leaking as well. TEPCO initially hoped that the leaks were largely coming from pipes that could be repaired, but they now concede that both the reactors’ pressure vessels and primary containment vessels, which are designed to contain an accident, are probably leaking water.

The leaks will probably force TEPCO to abandon its plans to set up a recirculation system that can cool the reactor cores. That’s a serious blow to efforts to bring the reactors to a safe temperature within months. Recirculation is far more efficient (and less radioactive) than simply dumping water into the cores. A new plan posted on 17 May seems to indicate that TEPCO will instead try to recirculate water from the basements of the damaged buildings into he reactor cores. It would be better than nothing, but a far cry from a closed loop efficiently cooling the reactors.

Read moreFukushima Nuclear Plant Is Leaking Like A Sieve (Nature)

Deep Underground Military Bases (D.U.M.B.S.) – US Has Been Building Large Scale Underground Cities – For 2012?

Not for 2012. The big events will happen after 2012.

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Whistleblower Phil Schneider, A Former Government Engineer, Has Been Brutally Murdered Seven Months After Taping This Video

Has the United States government been building large scale underground cities for 2012 holocaust survivors? Many believe a cataclysmic event will result in great devastation across the face of the planet. Will survival of the human race depend on the chosen few taking refuge in these subterranean shelters located deep beneath the surface of the Earth? How much of the TRILLIONS of dollars of “bailout” money (some of which the government conveniently tells us us is “lost”) is being directed to the black budget for final completion of their construction?

According to former government engineer Phil Schneider, at least 129 of these underground cities have been built over the last 50 to 60 years.

In this video Mr. Schneider describes construction of the deep underground military bases which are located across the United States. He also recounts how he was one of only three people to survive the 1979 shootout between subterranean aliens and U.S. military and intelligence forces at the deep underground military base in Dulce, NM.

This May 1995 lecture is one of only a few given by Mr. Schneider before his untimely death. Openly acknowledging that the dissemination of this information constituted both a breach of his security oaths and a major violation of federal law, he speculated as to how long he might be allowed to continue speaking out in this manner.

The unfortunate answer to his speculation came seven months after the taping of this video. Phil Schneider was found dead in his apartment with piano wire still wrapped around his neck in January of 1996. Some sources report that he had been brutally tortured before being killed.

See also:

RT: Russians to Build 5000 Bomb Shelters in Moscow by 2012

Doomsday Fears Trigger ‘Survival Bunker’ Boom

Swiss Nuclear Bunker Houses World’s Toughest Server Farm

The BBC Nuclear Bunker They Don’t Want You to Know About

Apocalypse Bunker Mentality: The Ultimate Underground Shelter

Former Governor Jesse Ventura – Secret Underground 2012 Base at Denver Airport