FBI agent seizes Ferrari for ‘investigation’, takes it for a test spin .. and smashes it (then refuses to pay $750k damages)

Oops! FBI agent seizes Ferrari for ‘investigation’, takes it for a test spin.. and smashes it (then refuses to pay $750k damages) (Daily Mail, 26th May, 2011):

When the FBI managed to track down a stolen top-of-the-range Ferrari in 2008, its owner was understandably delighted.

But relief turned to red rage after one of the officers looking after the vehicle before its return took it out for a spin in Kentucky, lost control and smashed it into a hedge.

Now the owner is suing the U.S. Justice Department, driven to court after it refused to pay the $750,000 in damages to the wrecked sports car.

Read moreFBI agent seizes Ferrari for ‘investigation’, takes it for a test spin .. and smashes it (then refuses to pay $750k damages)

TSA Threatens To Make Texas A No-Fly Zone – Hundreds Rally At Texas State Capitol Building – Texas Legislature, Federal Government Clash Over Airport Pat-Down Bill, Texas Backs Down


Sexual assault and fascism we can take a bath in!

Texas Legislature, Federal Government Clash Over Airport Pat-Down Bill (NPR, May 25, 2011):

Texas lawmakers and federal agents came to a dramatic showdown last night, over a bill that would have prohibited Transportation Security Administration agents from conducting intrusive pat-downs. The Department of Justice circulated a letter that told the politicians if they went through with HB 1937, the TSA would cancel flights out of Texas.

Texas State Rep. David Simpson, who wrote the bill, put the ultimatum in more vibrant terms in a press release he issued today:

Either Texas backs off and continues to let government employees fondle innocent women, children and men as a condition of travel, or the TSA will cancel Texas flights. The Federal Government showed its willingness to bully the State of Texas if attempts to protect passengers from being forced to give up constitutional rights are not dropped.

In a letter to legislative leaders, the Department of Justice said the bill “would conflict directly with federal law.”

“Under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, Texas has no authority to regulate federal agents and employees in the performance of their federal duties or to pass a statute that conflicts with federal law,” John Murphy, an United States attorney, wrote in the letter.

Reuters reports that the bill would have made “intrusive touching” a crime punishable by up to a year of jail-time:

The bill described “intrusive touching” as touching a passenger’s sexual organs, or “touching in a manner that would be offensive to a reasonable person.”

Hundreds rally at Texas state capitol building to protest TSA threat to blockade Texas airports (Natural News, May 25, 2011)

In ruthless act of economic warfare, TSA threatens to make Texas a no-fly zone (Natural News, May 25, 2011):

(NaturalNews) In what can only be called a ruthless threat of total economic warfare, the TSA has threatened to enforce an economic blockade of Texas if the state legislature passes its bill criminalizing the TSA’s lewd pat-downs that have agents reaching down the pants of innocent travelers (http://www.naturalnews.com/032401_T…).

Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick had sponsored the bill which initially earned widespread support throughout both houses of the Texas legislature, but as the bill neared final passage, the TSA sent a threatening letter to Texas explaining that if the law were passed, the TSA would block all flights to and from Texas cities.

The TSA threatens economic warfare against Texas

The gloves are off, folks. The TSA is now engaged in what can only be called an act of economic warfare against the state of Texas. This rogue agency, which is staffed with power-hungry pedophiles, perverts and porn distributors (http://www.naturalnews.com/030787_c…), is already asserting its false power and threatening one of the largest economies in the world — the state of Texas — with severe economic harm if its lawmakers don’t cave in to the TSA’s tyrannical demands.

Just to be perfectly clear what you’re witnessing here, the TSA is saying that if your state stands up for the Fourth Amendment rights of its own citizens, then the federal government will shut down all your airports and refuse to allow airplanes to take off or land in your state. This is a form of economic tyranny being conducted by rogue federal agents who are threatening to turn Texas into a no-fly zone.

This is an act of war against Texas.

Read moreTSA Threatens To Make Texas A No-Fly Zone – Hundreds Rally At Texas State Capitol Building – Texas Legislature, Federal Government Clash Over Airport Pat-Down Bill, Texas Backs Down

Amazon Rainforest Activist Shot Dead, 6 Months After Predicting His Own Murder

Amazon rainforest activist shot dead (Guardian, 24 May 2011):

José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva fought against illegal loggers and had received death threats but was refused police protection.

Six months after predicting his own murder, a leading rainforest defender has reportedly been gunned down in the Brazilian Amazon. José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife, Maria do Espírito Santo, are said to have been killed in an ambush near their home in Nova Ipixuna, in Pará state, about 37 miles from Marabá.

According to a local newspaper, Diário do Pará, the couple had not had police protection despite getting frequent death threats because of their battle against illegal loggers and ranchers.

Read moreAmazon Rainforest Activist Shot Dead, 6 Months After Predicting His Own Murder

Unbelievable: Ibaraki Prefecture City Made 3rd Graders Pick Tea Leaves In The Rain, Have Them Eat Tempura Made from Raw Tea Leaves

Criminals (or idiots?) of the worst kind!

And what were those parents thinking???????


Bando City in Ibaraki Prefecture Made 3rd-Graders Pick Tea Leaves in the Rain, Have Them Eat Tempura Made from Raw Tea Leaves (Ex-SKF, May 24, 2011):

It’s hard to believe that it actually happened in the post-Fukushima Japan, but it most certainly did. For the city’s commercial tea growers, the Board of Education and teachers, it was more important to proceed with the pre-scheduled annual event and to promote the local industry (tea growing) than to ever so slightly think about the health and safety of the 10-year-olds.

The event took place on May 11, and one week later, a high level of radioactive cesium (830 becquerels per kilogram) was detected in the tea grown and harvested in Bando City.

From the now-withdrawn (but cached) web page of Iwai Sakura Shopping District (original in Japanese; not the literal or complete translation but you get the idea…):

Wednesday May 11, 2011: “Sashima Tea Field Study” – 3rd-grade pupils of elementary schools in Bando City picked tea leaves in the rain, enjoyed tempura made of raw leaves

Sponsor: The Board of Education of Bando City, Ibaraki Prefecture,
tel: 0297-35-2121

On Wednesday May 11, the annual “Sashima Tea Field Study” was held in Ibaraki Prefectural University of Agriculture in Bando City. It was raining, but 3rd-graders from 13 schools in Bando participated in the study.

13 schools were divided into 6 groups, and took turns in learning about the tea. The field study was first started in Sashima district, which is famous for its Sashima tea, but when Bando City was created by merging Iwai City and Sashima-machi, the field study got bigger in scale.

Read moreUnbelievable: Ibaraki Prefecture City Made 3rd Graders Pick Tea Leaves In The Rain, Have Them Eat Tempura Made from Raw Tea Leaves

Supreme Court Orders California To Free Up To 46,000 Prisoners, Because Of Chronic Overcrowding

Flashback:

Feb. 15, 2009: Cash crisis forces California to free 55,000 prisoners

Feb. 10, 2009: U.S. judges seek massive California prisoner release


Supreme Court orders California to free up to 46,000 prisoners (Telegraph, 23 May, 2011):

California has been ordered by the US Supreme Court to release up to 46,000 prisoners because of chronic overcrowding, despite one jail in the state only having only two inmates.

The Supreme Court said cramped conditions in the state’s prison system were causing “needless suffering and death.”

Read moreSupreme Court Orders California To Free Up To 46,000 Prisoners, Because Of Chronic Overcrowding

Greece For Sale: Cabinet Approves Asset Sales – Here’s What’s For Sale

The Greek government has been and still is in bed with the financial terrorists.

Is there a solution for the people of Greece that will put an end to the endless rape of its assets by the elitists?

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


Greece’s Cabinet Approves Asset Sales (Bloomberg, May 23, 2011):

Greece’s Cabinet endorsed another package of spending cuts and state asset sales after the worsening bond-market selloff across the euro region forced the government to step up austerity measures.

Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is seeking financial advisers to sell stakes in Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA, Public Power Corp SA and a number of other companies, according to an e-mailed statement in Athens today. The government also approved revenue and spending measures to reach its 2011 deficit target after falling short of its tax collection goals.

Here’s What’s For Sale In The Great Greek Yard Sale (Business Insider, May 23, 2011):

Spending cuts and higher taxes haven’t improved the debt situation in Greece, so the last best hope is asset sales by the government.

Details of these sales are starting to come public.

Kathimerini has an overview of the initial sales:

  • A stake in state-controlled telecom firm OTE Telecom
  • A stake in state-controlled Hellenic Postbacnk
  • A 17% stake in power company PPC.
  • A reduction in holdings in ports Piraeus and Thessaloniki.
  • Holdings in Thessaloniki water company (EYATH).

All told, the country is looking to raise some 50 billion euros in the process, but top EU official Olli Rehn is already casting doubt on that number, saying he doesn’t think its possible to raise that much money through sales.

 

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

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Paul Craig Roberts:

“The west prides itself that it is the standard for the world, that it is a democracy. But nowhere do you see democratic outcomes: not in Greece, not in Ireland, not in the UK, not here, the outcomes are always to punish the innocent and reward the guilty.

And that’s what the Greeks are in the streets, protesting. We see this all over the west.

There is no democracy, there are oligarchies, some of these smaller European countries are not even run by their own governments, they are run by Wall Street… There is probably more democracy in China than there is in the west.

Revolution is the only answer… We are confronted with a curious situation.

Throughout the west we think we have democracy, we hold ourselves up high, we demonize China, we talk about the mafia state of Russia, we talk about the Arabs and so on, but where is the democracy here?”

US Scientist Concluded Reactor 1 Meltdown Occurred 3.5 Hours After Power Loss, Reported To The IAEA In Late March – TEPCO Admitted Reactor 1 Meltdown On MAY 15

What really is the life of the Japanese people really worth to these criminals? (Rhetoric question, of course.)

Results Of ACRO’s Radiation Monitoring In Japan (05/17/2011 Update): ‘The Contamination Is Very Large And Comparable To The Environment Of Chernobyl’

Japan Government Quietly Released WSPEEDI Simulation, Showing Very High Iodine-131 Organ Dose In Infants

Highly Radioactive (170,000 Bq/Kg) Sewage Slag Found In TOKYO, Has Already Been Sold As Construction Material!!!

BUT Fukushima produce is safe to eat:

Japan’s PM Kan Forced Chinese and Korean Counterparts to Eat Fukushima Vegetables and Fruits

Yeah, right!!! We all can fully trust the criminals and traitors at TEPCO and inside the Japanese government.

I really hope that …

Japan Is Waking Up!!! – Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University: ‘Pressure Not To Release Radiation Data’


Mainichi English: US Researcher Says Fukushima Reactor Had Meltdown 3.5 Hours after Cooling System Collapsed:

A US researcher Chris Allison did the simulation of one of the Fukushima reactors (Reactor 1) and concluded that the meltdown occurred 3.5 hours after the cooling system stopped. It was reported to the IAEA in late March.

So they all knew, except for the hapless citizens of Japan and the rest of the world.

Or they say “Oh we didn’t know for sure until May 15 when TEPCO finally announced it,” like Japan’s PM Kan has said.

We do not know for sure, because no one has looked inside the RPV and reported back to us. All we can do is to collect the evidence and hypothesize, and that has been pointing to a meltdown. Even the PM Assistant has admitted that they knew it was a meltdown early on.

Here’s the summary of the simulation by Allison, as described in the Mainichi English article (linked below):

  1. The emergency core cooling system (ECCS) fails;
  2. 50 minutes later: reactor core starts to melt;
  3. 1 hour 20 minutes later: control rods and other pipes inside the RPV start to melt;
  4. 3 hours 20 minutes later: most of the melted jumble (“corium”) drops to the bottom of RPV;
  5. 4 hours 20 minutes later: temperature at the bottom of the RPV reaches 1,642 degrees Celsius, damaging the RPV stainless steel lining [melting point of stainless steel is 1,510 degrees Celsius].

Read moreUS Scientist Concluded Reactor 1 Meltdown Occurred 3.5 Hours After Power Loss, Reported To The IAEA In Late March – TEPCO Admitted Reactor 1 Meltdown On MAY 15

Japan Government Quietly Released WSPEEDI Simulation, Showing Very High Iodine-131 Organ Dose In Infants

Flashback:

Japan Hit By Massive Nuclear Fallout Cloud Of Highly Radioactive Iodine:


Ministry of Education Quietly Released WSPEEDI Simulation, It Shows Very High Organ Dose of Iodine-131 for Infants in Wide Area (May 22, 2011)

I mentioned the system called the WSPEEDI simulation system in passing when I wrote about SPEEDI data for the early period of the Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident (March 11 onward).

When Professor Kosako resigned from his post as PM special advisor in protest of the 20 millisievert/year radiation limit for school children, he called for the release of WSPEEDI, which can cover much wider area (“several thousand kilometers”, according to Professor Kosako).

Well well. The Ministry of Education very quietly put the WSPEEDI simulation data on their webpage for SPEEDI data list on May 10, without any fanfare, without any media (I mean MSM) coverage.

The Ministry released 2 simulation maps, one for March 24 and another for March 25. They are only about iodine-131.

One of the maps, “Organ dose of I-131 for infant [less than a year old]”, shows that the extremely high dose along the coast of Fukushima, with the dose in the area around Fukushima I Nuke Plant over 500 millisieverts (deep pink color). I added the prefecture names:

Another map, “Surface deposition of I-131”, shows a very wide area in Kanto and Tohoku in green, which indicates iodine-131 deposition of between 100,000 to 1,000,000 becquerels per square meter. In Tokyo, one green band goes over the densely populated eastern Tokyo (23 “ku” or districts) and another one goes over the middle. That pretty much corresponds with the higher air radiation level that continues in the 23 districts, particularly the eastern most districts, and the elevated level in cities like Fuchu, which sits in the middle. Again, I added the prefecture names:

So this is what TPTB wanted to hide at all cost, and released in a sneaky fashion after 2 months, and it’s only about iodine-131 whose half life is 8 days. Where there’s iodine-131, there’s got to be cesium, but they are still mum on cesium or any other radionuclides. No WSPEEDI data from the earlier days, nor after March 25.

Read moreJapan Government Quietly Released WSPEEDI Simulation, Showing Very High Iodine-131 Organ Dose In Infants

Japan Is Waking Up!!! – Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University: ‘Pressure Not To Release Radiation Data’

And don’t forget to stop this madness NOW:

Highly Radioactive (170,000 Bq/Kg) Sewage Slag Found In TOKYO, Has Already Been Sold As Construction Material!!!



(Photo by Yusuke Hara)

Hiroaki Koide: “Pressure Not To Release Radiation Data”:

In the testimony in the Japan’s Upper House Government Oversight Committee, Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University said there was an outside pressure on him and his colleagues not to release the survey data including the radiation data on March 15.

He talks straight.

The committee hearing is still on-going. Access is still spotty.

Things Are Slowly Changing in Japan Over the Fukushima Crisis:

Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University is testifying in the Upper House government oversight committee. The session is broadcast over the Internet, but the Upper House site is being overwhelmed with access requests.

Alongside Koide, Masashi Goto, whistleblower ex-Toshiba engineer who designed the containment vessel at Fukushima I Nuke Plant, Masayoshi Son of Softbank, geologist Katsuhiko Ishibashi are also there.

(Ishibashi insists on doing it (dealing with Fukushima I Nuke Plant) by the Japanese experts only.)

In the meantime, angry and concerned parents and citizens are swarming the Ministry of Education and demand that the government withdraw the 20 millisievert/year radiation (external only) limit for children. The Minister is hiding.

They are holding a meeting outside the Ministry. Each time some punk of a bureaucrat utters something, he is being shouted down by angry protesters, demanding the Ministry retract 20 millisievert/year.

“Why can’t you understand? What can’t you understand?” they are shouting at the bureaucrat.

I’m watching live on USTREAM.

More from Prof. Hiroaki Koide:

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

Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University: Molten Core Of Reactor No. 1 NOW Outside Of Containment Vessel