General Electric Filed 57,000-Page Tax Return, Paid No Taxes on $14 Billion in Profits!

GE Filed 57,000-Page Tax Return, Paid No Taxes on $14 Billion in Profits (The Weekly Standard, Nov 17, 2011):

General Electric, one of the largest corporations in America, filed a whopping 57,000-page federal tax return earlier this year but didn’t pay taxes on $14 billion in profits. The return, which was filed electronically, would have been 19 feet high if printed out and stacked.

The fact that GE paid no taxes in 2010 was widely reported earlier this year, but the size of its tax return first came to light when House budget committee chairman Paul Ryan (R, Wisc.) made the case for corporate tax reform at a recent townhall meeting. “GE was able to utilize all of these various loopholes, all of these various deductions–it’s legal,” Ryan said. Nine billion dollars of GE’s profits came overseas, outside the jurisdiction of U.S. tax law. GE wasn’t taxed on $5 billion in U.S. profits because it utilized numerous deductions and tax credits, including tax breaks for investments in low-income housing, green energy, research and development, as well as depreciation of property.

“I asked the GE tax officer, ‘How long was your tax form?'” Ryan said. “He said, ‘Well, we file electronically, we don’t measure in pages.'” Ryan asked for an estimate, which came back at a stunning 57,000 pages. When Ryan relayed the story at the townhall meeting in Janesville, there were audible gasps from the crowd.

Ken Kies, a tax lawyer who represents GE, confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD the tax return would have been 57,000 pages had it been filed on paper. The size of GE’s tax return has more than doubled in the last five years.

Police Hit Occupy Seattle Protesters With Pepper Spray (Video)

Police hit Occupy Seattle protesters with pepper spray – video (Guardian, Nov. 17, 2011):

US officers used pepper spray on Occupy demonstrators, reportedly including an 84-year-old woman and a pregnant woman. The police sought to prevent a protest march from continuing down the middle of a street, blocking traffic in downtown Seattle. Four protesters were arrested

Bilderberg Angela Merkel Said She Would ‘Give Up A Piece Of National Sovereignty’ To Save The Euro

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Masonic Goldman Sachs Controls Europe (France 24 – Video)

Chairman Of The European Branch Of The Trilateral Commission And Bilderberg Member Mario Monti Member Is Italy’s New Prime Minister

Goldman Sachs International Advisor Mario Monti Is Italy’s New Prime Minister – In Under Two Weeks, Goldman Has Taken Over The ECB And Italy

Adrian Salbuchi For RT: Socializing Losses: Trilateral Commission Takeover Of Europe?

FLASHBACK:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Calls For NEW WORLD ORDER (ARD – Tagesthemen, June 4, 2011)


Angela Merkel said she would “give up a piece of national sovereignty” to save the euro, amid explosive rows between Germany and its neighbours over bail-outs, fiscal policy and financial taxes.

Angela Merkel in bold unity bid to save the euro (Telegraph, Nov. 16, 2011):

The German Chancellor’s bid for unity, made at a summit with Ireland, was lost on a day of division and deadlock which led to Europe’s core economies being punished by the bond markets yet again.

Italian borrowing costs were pushed to 7.1pc, back into the “bail-out zone”, despite radical intervention by the European Central Bank (ECB). Spanish 10-year bond yields at 6.4pc were dangerously close to the danger area, while French bonds remained at record peaks above German bunds.

With political tensions already high, the sudden and immediate resignation of the International Monetary Fund’s European chief Antonio Borges led to speculation of discord at the global lender.

Read moreBilderberg Angela Merkel Said She Would ‘Give Up A Piece Of National Sovereignty’ To Save The Euro

Nigel Farage Rant: What Gives You The Right To Dictate To The Italian People? (Video – Nov. 16, 2011)


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European Parliament, Strasbourg, 16 November 2011

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Bilderberg Angela Merkel Said She Would ‘Give Up A Piece Of National Sovereignty’ To Save The Euro

Masonic Goldman Sachs Controls Europe (France 24 – Video)

Chairman Of The European Branch Of The Trilateral Commission And Bilderberg Member Mario Monti Member Is Italy’s New Prime Minister

Goldman Sachs International Advisor Mario Monti Is Italy’s New Prime Minister – In Under Two Weeks, Goldman Has Taken Over The ECB And Italy

Adrian Salbuchi For RT: Socializing Losses: Trilateral Commission Takeover Of Europe?

Fukushima Fallout Fears Over Japan Farms (BBC)

Fukushima fallout fears over Japan farms (BBC News, Nov. 15, 2011)

New research has found that radioactive material in parts of north-eastern Japan exceeds levels considered safe for farming.

The findings provide the first comprehensive estimates of contamination across Japan following the nuclear accident in 2011.

Food production is likely to be affected, the researchers suggest.

Read moreFukushima Fallout Fears Over Japan Farms (BBC)

Up To 220,000 Bq/Kg Cesium In Japanese Conifers (Needles)!

Most radioactive cesium piled up within 2 centimeters of soil surface (Mainichi, Nov. 17, 2011):

Most of the radioactive cesium emitted by the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant has piled up within two centimeters of the soil surface, the government has announced.

The Cabinet Office’s Team in Charge of the Lives of Disaster Victims announced on Nov. 16 the detailed results of its survey on cesium dosage and accumulations in the soil, forests, buildings, rivers and other environments. Based on the results, the Cabinet Office has concluded that “most of the cesium can be removed if the top two centimeters of the soil is scraped away from its surface.”

The survey, conducted between July and September, covered the Fukushima Prefecture town of Tomioka, which is designated as a no-go zone, and the town of Namie, which has both a no-go zone and an evacuation preparation zone. Officials said 80 to 97 percent of cesium detected in those areas’ schools, parks, rice paddies and other locations was found within two centimeters of the soil surface.

In forests and orchards, cesium tended to penetrate deeper into the soil, but 68 to 88 percent of cesium still accumulated within two centimeters of the topsoil, according to the survey.

In the leaves of deciduous trees that have grown following the onset of the nuclear disaster in March, 60 to 26,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram was detected, while the leaves of evergreen trees that have existed since before the March 11 disasters contained levels of cesium about 10 times higher than that, at 18,000 to 220,000 becquerels per kilogram. Meanwhile, fruits of trees that have grown in places with high cesium concentrations in the soil hardly bore cesium, the survey has found.

Read moreUp To 220,000 Bq/Kg Cesium In Japanese Conifers (Needles)!

Japanese Emperor To Remain In Hospital – Radiation Anyone?

“The Kan administration sent the emperor and empress in April and May to cheer up the quake/tsunami victims in Chiba, Ibaraki, Miyagi, Fukushima, Iwate, 7 weeks in a row. They ate food in Fukushima, and bring some home for their sons’ families.”
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Emperor to remain in hospital for fever, cough (NHK, Nov. 16, 2011):

Emperor Akihito will remain hospitalized for the time being for a persistent fever.

Doctors at the University of Tokyo Hospital held a news conference on Tuesday to brief reporters on the Emperor’s condition.

They said the Emperor had a mild fever when he entered the hospital on November 6th with bronchitis. He was scheduled to leave last Friday, but was unable to do so because his fever had returned.

The doctors said the Emperor’s temperature is still high and he has lost his appetite.

They also said he may be developing bronchitis again or have a new infection of his respiratory system, so they are giving him other types of antibiotics.

Read moreJapanese Emperor To Remain In Hospital – Radiation Anyone?

Radioactive Iodine-131 Detected All Over Europe – Prof. Alexei Yablokov: ‘… Something Very Unpleasant And Uncommon Has Happened’

ANALYSIS: European radiation safety agencies detect traces of iodine-131 in air, source of leak unknown (Bellona, Nov. 17, 2011):

Radiation safety agencies in the Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, and other European countries report traces of iodine-131 in the atmosphere – an indication of either a radiation leak or a severe accident at a nuclear facility. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) asserts no risk to population health, but the lack of reliable data on specific concentrations or locations where the radionuclide was detected suggests safety might be a concern.

Read moreRadioactive Iodine-131 Detected All Over Europe – Prof. Alexei Yablokov: ‘… Something Very Unpleasant And Uncommon Has Happened’

Study: Teenage Video Game Players Have Brains ‘Like Gambling Addicts’

Teenage video game players have brains ‘like gambling addicts’ (Daily Mail, Nov. 15, 2011):

Teenagers who spend hours playing video games may have a similar brain structure to gambling addicts, research suggests.

In a study of 14-year-olds, those who played frequently had a larger ‘reward centre’ in their brains than those who played less often.

Read moreStudy: Teenage Video Game Players Have Brains ‘Like Gambling Addicts’

Federal Reserve Now Largest Owner of US Government Debt – Surpassing China

$15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA! – It’s Official: Total US Debt Passes $15 Trillion:

Too sad for commentary, but here is some math: total US debt has increased by 41.5%, or $4.4 trillion, from $10,626,877,048,913 on January 20, to $15,033,607,255,920, under Obama as president.


Fed Now Largest Owner of U.S. Gov’t Debt—Surpassing China (CNS News, Nov. 16, 2011):

At the close of business on Tuesday, the debt of the federal government exceeded $15 trillion for the first time–with the largest single owner of the publicly held portion of that debt being the Federal Reserve.

Over the past year, as the Federal Reserve massively increased its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities and entities in China marginally decreased theirs, the Fed surpassed the Chinese as the top owner of publicly held U.S. government debt.

In its latest monthly report, the Federal Reserve said that as of Sept. 28, it owned $1.665 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities. That was more than double the $812 billion in U.S. Treasury securities the Fed said it owned as of Sept. 29, 2010.

Meanwhile, as of the end of this September, entities in mainland China owned $1.1483 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities, according to data published today by the U.S. Treasury Department. That was down slightly from the $1.1519 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities the Chinese owned as of the end of September 2010, according to the same Treasury Department report.

Thus, at the end of September 2010, the Chinese owned about $339.9 billion more in U.S. Treasury securities than the Fed owned at that time. By the end of September 2011, the Fed owned about $516.7 billion more in U.S. Treasury securities than the Chinese owned.

Read moreFederal Reserve Now Largest Owner of US Government Debt – Surpassing China

Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Turning Israel Into A Dictatorship’

Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition has been accused of trying to turn Israel into a “dictatorship” after it introduced legislation to tame senior judges and human rights groups opposed to its settlement construction policies.


Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition has been infuriated by a number of the court’s orders to dismantle ‘outposts’ built by hardline settlers in the West Bank without planning permission

Benjamin Netanyahu ‘turning Israel into a dictatorship’ (Telegraph, Nov. 15, 2011):

Members of the Kadima, the principal opposition party, waved black flags to mourn the “death of democracy” after Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, passed two bills that will tilt the balance of the country’s Supreme Court sharply to the right.

The legislators involved in the protest had their flags confiscated before being expelled from the Knesset’s chamber at the orders of the speaker.

The passage of the bills has prompted outrage among many Israeli politicians who see them as an assault on the independence of the judiciary, one that would undermine the country’s cherished democratic foundations.

Tzipi Livni, the leader of the opposition, accused Mr Netanyahu of an “attempt to transform Israeli into a type of dictatorship,” while her Kadima party claimed that the legislation represented the “gravest” challenge to democracy since the establishment of the state in 1948.

Read moreBenjamin Netanyahu ‘Turning Israel Into A Dictatorship’

US Estimated Auto Bailout Losses Jump To $23.6 Billion

U.S. boosts estimate of auto bailout losses to $23.6B (Detroit News, Nov. 14, 2011):

The Treasury Department dramatically boosted its estimate of losses from its $85 billion auto industry bailout by more than $9 billion in the face of General Motors Co.’s steep stock decline.

In its monthly report to Congress, the Treasury Department now says it expects to lose $23.6 billion, up from its previous estimate of $14.33 billion.

Read moreUS Estimated Auto Bailout Losses Jump To $23.6 Billion

Armed Forces Minister SORRY For Misleading MPs Over Depleted Uranium


Sorry!

Armed forces minister sorry for misleading MPs over depleted uranium (Guardian, Nov. 14, 2011):

The armed forces minister has been forced to apologise over misleading statements he made regarding the legality and dangers of depleted uranium weapons.

Nick Harvey admitted that he had inadvertently misled MPs about a Ministry of Defence review that he said had concluded the weapons were permissible on humanitarian and environmental grounds under the Geneva conventions.

It subsequently emerged that the review had never happened, and Harvey has apologised for the error, which he said had been made “in good faith”. He has ordered that a review into the weapons’ legality be carried out by civil servants. The department is facing calls for the weapons to be suspended until it is completed.

The revelations come as a cross-party campaign is launched to pile pressure on the MoD to phase out the use of depleted uranium (DU). The tank shells that depend on it have to be renewed in 2013.

DU is a chemically toxic and radioactive heavy metal produced as waste by the nuclear power industry that is included in weapons because it is an extremely hard material capable of piercing armour. Once the frontline has moved on, however, it can contaminate the environment, and has been linked to health problems in civilian populations.

The British army fired shells containing 2.3 tonnes of DU during the Gulf wars in 1990-91 and 2003. DU is used to harden ‘Charm3’ armour-piercing shells carried by British Challenger tanks.

In 1998 the UK government ratified additional protocol 1 of the Geneva conventions. Article 36 of that requires that all weapons are subject to a legal review to assess whether they are “capable of being used discriminately”, or cause “widespread and severe damage to the natural environment”.

In the past few years anti-DU campaigners have repeatedly been assured by the MoD that DU weapons had undergone such a review and been cleared. Most recently, on 10 October, Harvey wrote to the Labour MP Katy Clark saying that “the conclusions of the original legal weapons review on Charm3 are extant”, and that “DU can be used within weapons”.

But when Clark then asked to see the review, Harvey said it did not actually exist. “A subsequent search of departmental records has failed to find any such review,” he told her on 26 October. “Though incorrect, the statement in my letter was made in good faith on the advice of officials, and I apologise for the error.”

Harvey added: “In the circumstances, and given the concerns that have been expressed over DU, I have directed that a legal review should be carried out to establish the position clearly.”

Clark accused the MoD of misleading the public, and demanded a public apology. “Compliance with the Geneva conventions has been used to reassure people on the legality of DU weapons, however no review has taken place to ensure that the munitions used by UK armed forces meet the conventions’ criteria,” she said. “I am pleased that the government has stated that a review will now take place and believe it should use this opportunity to carry out a detailed study into the long term impact of DU use.”

Read moreArmed Forces Minister SORRY For Misleading MPs Over Depleted Uranium

Farmland Has Biggest 1-Year Value Jump Since 1980

Farmland has biggest 1-year value jump since 1980 (Denver Post, Nov. 15, 2011):

OMAHA, Neb.—The average value of farmland in several Midwestern and Western states grew 25 percent over the past year in the biggest one-year jump in at least three decades.

The increase reported Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City​, Mo., reflects current low interest rates and a healthy farm economy. But the higher land values will make farming more expensive.

“It makes it difficult for early farmers or farmers who want to expand their operation,” Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen said. “The other big concern is that as ag values go up, property taxes are going up.”

Read moreFarmland Has Biggest 1-Year Value Jump Since 1980

Alice In Wonderland – Black Humor – Some Japanese Contaminated Beyond 100,000 CPM – Minister Of ‘Nuclear Power’ Goshi Hosono’s Face Shows Hiroshima ‘City Entering Exposure’ Spots? (Pics) – Decontamination Volunteers Die of Heart Attack

Alice in wonderland (Fukushima Diary, Nov. 15, 2011):

Today I appeared to somewhere official.

4 men interrogated me.

They wanted to make up a story that I was an international criminal or something.

It was a strange spectacle.

They tried to make me state I was involved in an international money laundering though I only bought an A-bike on eBay.

and I explained how risky the internal exposure of tritium is. lol

I told them to evacuate too ,but they were too busy at suspecting me.

It makes me feel like I’m alice in wonderland.

Nobody seems to care about radiation around in Tokyo.

Once you mention radiation,they’d call you ambulance.

Anyway,the result of today’s interrogation is supposed to come out around on 25th.

If it’s not friendly enough, I might need to emigrate to North Korea by boat.

It is the safest country because there is nothing to eat.
No risk of internal exposure.

Read moreAlice In Wonderland – Black Humor – Some Japanese Contaminated Beyond 100,000 CPM – Minister Of ‘Nuclear Power’ Goshi Hosono’s Face Shows Hiroshima ‘City Entering Exposure’ Spots? (Pics) – Decontamination Volunteers Die of Heart Attack

$15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA! – It’s Official: Total US Debt Passes $15 Trillion

$15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOOBAMA! – It’s Official: Total US Debt Passes $15 Trillion (ZeroHedge, Nov. 16, 2011):

Too sad for commentary, but here is some math: total US debt has increased by 41.5%, or $4.4 trillion, from $10,626,877,048,913 on January 20, to $15,033,607,255,920, under Obama as president.

(as a reminder the most recently updated debt ceiling is $15.194 trillion)

Masonic Goldman Sachs Controls Europe (France 24 – Video)

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Chairman Of The European Branch Of The Trilateral Commission And Bilderberg Member Mario Monti Member Is Italy’s New Prime Minister

Goldman Sachs International Advisor Mario Monti Is Italy’s New Prime Minister – In Under Two Weeks, Goldman Has Taken Over The ECB And Italy

Adrian Salbuchi For RT: Socializing Losses: Trilateral Commission Takeover Of Europe?



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Turkey On Brink Of Open Confrontation With Syria (Video)

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And Now Syria: Army Defectors Attack Major Military Base Near Damascus

’15,000 Strong’ Army Gathers To Take On Syria:

An insurgent army which claims to be up to 15,000 strong is being coordinated from Turkey to take on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which risks plunging the region into open warfare.

– Global Research’s Michel Chossudovsky: Syria’s ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Are ‘Death Squads Directly Supported By Turkey And Israel’ Armed With Heavy Machine Guns (Video)

Flashback:

U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.) (Video), explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years:

Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.


Turkey was on the brink of open confrontation over its border with Syria on Tuesday night, announcing its first economic sanctions against Damascus and saying President Bashar al-Assad’s regime was “on a knife-edge”.

Turkey on brink of open confrontation with Syria (Telegraph, Nov. 15, 2011):

The Turkish government, which has turned from Assad ally into his fiercest critic in a few short months, said it was suspending joint oil exploration and considering stopping electricity supplies to its neighbour.

For the first time, a senior official openly discussed the possibility of imposing a buffer zone on the Syrian side of the border to give sanctuary for refugees. That would imply direct military action.

Read moreTurkey On Brink Of Open Confrontation With Syria (Video)

Journalists Touring Fukushima Nuclear Plant Told To Put Cameras Down (Video)

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Journalists Touring Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant Told To Stay In The Bus Because Of High Radiation Levels – Update: Japanese Journalist ‘Felt Ill From Heat And Fatique’ After Tour



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ANN News from KHB Channel.8 months after nuclear disaster a Fukushima report was controlled by male on the bus after they passed 3-4 reactor probably heading to reactor Nr. 1 and dosimeters were showing 300 microsievert /hour. The limit for workers on the cite is 250 microsieverts /hour. Hear it by your self. Freedom of press?

Read moreJournalists Touring Fukushima Nuclear Plant Told To Put Cameras Down (Video)

Radioactive Japan: 60,000 Bq/kg Cesium in Riverbed Soil in Fukushima

#Radiation in Japan: 60,000 Bq/kg Cesium in Riverbed Soil in Fukushima (EX-SKF, Nov. 15, 2011):

From Tokyo Shinbun, quoting Kyodo News (11/15/2011):

環 境省は15日、福島県内の河川や湖、ダムなど計193地点について、底の土壌に含まれる放射性物質濃度の調査結果を発表。東電福島第1原発事故の緊急時避 難準備区域に指定されていた南相馬市を流れる太田川の1地点の川底で1キログラム当たり最高6万ベクレルの放射性セシウムが検出されるなど、ほぼすべての 地点で放射性セシウムが検出された。

On November 15, the Ministry of the Environment announced the result of the survey of the radioactive material density in bottom soil in 193 locations in rivers, lakes and dams in Fukushima Prefecture. Radioactive cesium was detected in almost all locations, with the highest density of 60,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium in the riverbed soil in the Ota River that runs through Minami Soma City, which was designated as “evacuation-ready zone” after the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident.

Read moreRadioactive Japan: 60,000 Bq/kg Cesium in Riverbed Soil in Fukushima

Insane Japan: Tokyo To Burn Miyagi’s Disaster Debris in Addition to Iwate’s … And Then Dump It In Tokyo Bay Landfill

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Employees To Concerned Citizens On The Phone Regarding Radioactive Disaster Debris: ‘There’s Nothing You Can Do About It, Ha-Ha’ – ‘It Is A Fate For Children To Accept Radiation Contamination’

Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara To Tokyo Residents Who Protest Against Radioactive Disaster Debris From Iwate: ‘SHUT UP’


#Radiation in Japan: Tokyo to Accept Miyagi’s Disaster Debris in Addition to Iwate’s (EX-SKF, Nov. 15, 2011):

Governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara is ready for more “disaster” radioactive debris from Tohoku. After having started on Iwate’s debris and scolded the residents to shut up and put up, he is eager to sign the deal with Miyagi Prefecture and bring in Onagawa’s debris to Tokyo to crush, burn, and dump in the landfill in Tokyo Bay.

Reading the Mainichi article linked below, it is clear that the Tokyo government is going to circumvent the pesky residents completely by running the idea of accepting disaster radioactive debris with the Assembly of Special Ward (“ku”) Mayors. There are 23 of these mayors, and as long as they’re OK (they seem quite eager to help out Miyagi and Iwate for some reason), Ishihara will just do it. The Tokyo residents and the Metropolitan Assembly will be bypassed.

To remind you, the company who will do the incineration and burying the ashes in the landfill is Tokyo Rinkai Recycle Power, a TEPCO subsidiary receiving subsidies from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment and sweetheart land deal with the Tokyo Metropolitan government. Perfect regulatory capture.

From Mainichi Shinbun (11/16/2011):

東 日本大震災で発生したがれき(災害廃棄物)の広域処理が進まない問題で、東京都と特別区長会が宮城県女川町のがれきの受け入れを検討していることが分かっ た。早ければ今月下旬にも正式決定する見込み。都内での受け入れが決まれば、岩手県宮古市のがれきに続き2例目となる。

Regarding the slow progress of wide-area processing of the disaster debris from the March 11 earthquake/tsunami, it has been revealed that the Tokyo Metropolitan government and the Assembly of the Special Ward Mayors have been discussing the acceptance of disaster debris from Onagawa-machi in Miyagi Prefecture. The formal decision may be made by the end of this month. If Tokyo accepts the debris from Onagawa, it will be the second such case since the debris of Miyako City in Iwate Prefecture.

Read moreInsane Japan: Tokyo To Burn Miyagi’s Disaster Debris in Addition to Iwate’s … And Then Dump It In Tokyo Bay Landfill

630 Bq/Kg Cesium In Rice From Fukushima City (NHK)

Total insanity (Fukushima City):

‘Let’s Die Together’ – Radioactive Ekiden Marathon In Fukushima – Radiation Levels As High As Chernobyl Mandatory Evacuation Zone (Pics – Video)


#Radioactive Rice: 630 Bq/kg Cesium from Rice in Fukushima City (EX-SKF, Nov. 16, 2011):

For those of you who wrote to me that Fukushima rice was “safe” because it all “tested” well below the safety limit of 500 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium, sorry. NHK has a piece of bad news for you.

630 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium has been detected from the rice grown and harvested in Onami District of Fukushima City in Fukushima. It was discovered only because one farmer asked the local JA to test his rice.

The video clip accompanying the NHK News says 630 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium from brown rice, and 300 becquerels/kg from white (milled) rice.

The entire Onami District was declared good to ship the rice, after the Fukushima prefectural government tested 2 samples in one location in Onami District.

Onami District of Fukushima City has high radiation contamination, and that’s where the volunteers have been sent to “decontaminate”, scooping out the sludge in the drain by hand, among other pleasant activities. (If you read Japanese, here’s a report by very pro-nuke Nikkei Business on “decontamination” volunteering in Onami: http://t.co/pSgB131c)

NHK News Japanese (11/16/2011):

福島市大波地区の1か所の水田で収穫されたコメから、国の暫定基準値を超える1キログラム当たり630ベクレルの放射性セシウムが検出されたことが分かりました。福島県は、この水田を含む大波地区について、今年度のコメの出荷を見合わせるよう要請しました。

It has been revealed that 630 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium, exceeding the national provisional safety limit, was detected from the rice harvested in a location in Onami District of Fukushima City [in Fukushima Prefecture]. Fukushima Prefecture has requested the farmers in Onami District to refrain from shipping this year’s crop.

Read more630 Bq/Kg Cesium In Rice From Fukushima City (NHK)

Fannie & Freddie Executives Score $100 Million Payday (Which Is Essentially Taxpayers Money – Fannie Mae Asked For Another $7.8 BILLION Of Taxpayers Money To Cover Its Losses In Third Quarter)

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Black Hole Fannie Mae Asks Taxpayers For Another $7.8 BILLION To Cover Its Losses In Third Quarter:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae is asking the federal government for $7.8 billion in aid to cover its losses in the July-September quarter.


Fannie, Freddie execs score $100 million payday (CNN Money, Nov. 15, 2011):

NEW YORK — Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac received the biggest federal bailout of the financial crisis. And nearly $100 million of those tax dollars went to lucrative pay packages for top executives, filings show.

The top five executives at Fannie Mae received $33.3 million in 2009 and 2010, while the top five at Freddie Mac received $28.1 million. And each company has set pay targets of as much as $17 million for its top managers for 2011.

That’s a total of $95.4 million, which will essentially be coming from taxpayers, who have been keeping the mortgage finance giants alive with regular quarterly cash infusions since the Federal Home Finance Agency (FHFA) took control of the companies in September 2008.

Fannie CEO Michael Williams and Freddie CEO Charles Halderman, each received about $5.5 million in pay for last year, and they could receive more when their final deferred compensation for 2010 is set. All the executives receive a significant portion of their pay in the year or years after they earn it.

Read moreFannie & Freddie Executives Score $100 Million Payday (Which Is Essentially Taxpayers Money – Fannie Mae Asked For Another $7.8 BILLION Of Taxpayers Money To Cover Its Losses In Third Quarter)

$600 Million Missing From MF Global Accounts (Reuters, Nov. 16, 2011) – Gerald Celente Just Got Burned By MF Global Bankruptcy: Gold Future Positions And Account Closed, Money Gone (RT, Nov. 14, 2011 – Video)

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MF Global may return funds, CFTC urges vigilance (Reuters, Nov. 16, 2011):

The amount represents 60 percent of the $869 million of cash that had been frozen, Giddens said in papers filed late Tuesday in U.S. bankruptcy court in Manhattan. A transfer could be made “within days” of court approval, Giddens said.

Commodities traders and exchanges have clamored for the release of the money. They contend that the freeze punished customers who amassed the cash by liquidating their trading positions prior to MF Global’s bankruptcy.

Customers may still get a payout even as investigators continue their pursuit of about $600 million that has gone missing from accounts of MF Global.

MF Global Trustee Targets Distributions Beyond $520 Million (BusinessWeek, Nov. 16, 2011)

MF Global trustee seeks cash release (Market Watch, Nov. 16, 2011)



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