US: Pregnant Women Who Lose Babies Face Murder Charges!

Outcry in America as pregnant women who lose babies face murder charges (Guardian, June 24, 2011):

Women’s rights campaigners see the creeping criminalisation of pregnant women as a new front in the culture wars over abortion.

Rennie Gibbs is accused of murder, but the crime she is alleged to have committed does not sound like an ordinary killing. Yet she faces life in prison in Mississippi over the death of her unborn child.

Gibbs became pregnant aged 15, but lost the baby in December 2006 in a stillbirth when she was 36 weeks into the pregnancy. When prosecutors discovered that she had a cocaine habit – though there is no evidence that drug abuse had anything to do with the baby’s death – they charged her with the “depraved-heart murder” of her child, which carries a mandatory life sentence.

Gibbs is the first woman in Mississippi to be charged with murder relating to the loss of her unborn baby. But her case is by no means isolated. Across the US more and more prosecutions are being brought that seek to turn pregnant women into criminals.

“Women are being stripped of their constitutional personhood and subjected to truly cruel laws,” said Lynn Paltrow of the campaign National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW). “It’s turning pregnant women into a different class of person and removing them of their rights.”

Read moreUS: Pregnant Women Who Lose Babies Face Murder Charges!

New Jersey Makes It Official: The Slashing Of Public Employee Benefits Has Begun

New Jersey Makes It Official: The Slashing Of Public Employee Benefits Has Begun (Business Insider, Jun. 24, 2011):

New Jersey lawmakers voted to pass Governor Christie’s sweeping cuts in public worker benefits last night.

Despite the 8,500 protesters outside the capital building and a loud public outcry, the bill passed with a vote of 46-32.

Read moreNew Jersey Makes It Official: The Slashing Of Public Employee Benefits Has Begun

The Papas And The Papas: Greece’s First Family

See also:

PIMCO, The World’s Biggest Bond Fund, Expects Greece And Other European Economies To Default – Allianz Global Investors Capital: Greek Default ‘Inevitable’


The Papas And The Papas: Greece’s First Family (ZeroHedge, June 24, 2011):

With the resurgence of Greece back to the top of global news, incompetence and labor strikes charts (just like back in 2010 at roughly this time, which is to be expected since 2011 has been following the 2010 script to the dot) there has been far too little focus in the mainstream media on the family whose actions were responsible for Greece’s rise to glory and subsequent collapse into default. As Associates Press notes in its report the ruling family, “One family has dominated Greek politics for more than half a century: the Papandreous.” For all those who are wondering who the men behind the curtain, or as the case may be, front and center, are, the following expose is for you.

The Papandreous: Greece’s first family


One family has dominated Greek politics for more than half a century: the Papandreous.

A George Papandreou was in charge in the 1960s at a time of constitutional upheaval. And a George Papandreou rules now amid a financial crisis that threatens the nation with ruin.

Read moreThe Papas And The Papas: Greece’s First Family

The Truth About Greece – Democracy vs Mythology – The Battle in Syntagma Square

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the Lebanese-American philosopher who formulated the theory of “Black Swan Events” – unpredictable, unforeseen events which have a huge impact and can only be explained afterwards. Last week, on Newsnight, he was asked by Jeremy Paxman whether the people taking to the streets in Athens was a Black Swan Event. He replied: “No. The real Black Swan Event is that people are not rioting against the banks in London and New York.”

See also:

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


Alex Andreou: Democracy vs Mythology – The Battle in Syntagma Square (Naked Capitalism,June 21, 2011):

I have never been more desperate to explain and more hopeful for your understanding of any single fact than this: The protests in Greece concern all of you directly.

What is going on in Athens at the moment is resistance against an invasion; an invasion as brutal as that against Poland in 1939. The invading army wears suits instead of uniforms and holds laptops instead of guns, but make no mistake – the attack on our sovereignty is as violent and thorough. Private wealth interests are dictating policy to a sovereign nation, which is expressly and directly against its national interest. Ignore it at your peril. Say to yourselves, if you wish, that perhaps it will stop there. That perhaps the bailiffs will not go after the Portugal and Ireland next. And then Spain and the UK. But it is already beginning to happen. This is why you cannot afford to ignore these events.

Read moreThe Truth About Greece – Democracy vs Mythology – The Battle in Syntagma Square

Radiation ‘Experiment’ In Japan Just Got Bigger, As Fukushima To Fit All Infants, Kindergarteners, School Children With Radiation Monitoring Badges

See also:

Radioactive Playground In Tokyo Metro Area!

Are Japan Kids Being (Ab)Used For Radiation Research?

Michio Kaku: These Humans Are Guinea Pigs! (Video – 60 Minutes)


#Radiation in Japan: “Experiment” Just Got Bigger, As Fukushima to Fit All Infants, Kindergarteners, School Children with Radiation Monitoring Badges (EX-SKF, June 23, 2011):

(CORRECTION: From NHK English it was not clear how young these children could be, but I checked the NHK Japanese, and found out that they will distribute these badges to 0-year-olds and older, all the way to junior high school students.)

There they go. Dr. Shunichi Yamashita must be thrilled for the prospect of a research of a lifetime!

Fukushima Prefecture decided to fit ALL kindergarteners, elementary school and junior high school children in Fukushima Prefecture, 280,000 of them, with what NHK World called “dosimeter” to monitor the radiation level as experienced by these small and young children.

From NHK World (English) (6/24/2011):

Fukushima Prefecture has decided to distribute dosimeters to about 280 thousand children to monitor their radiation exposure caused by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Read moreRadiation ‘Experiment’ In Japan Just Got Bigger, As Fukushima To Fit All Infants, Kindergarteners, School Children With Radiation Monitoring Badges

Libyan Majority In Support Of Gaddafi: One Million Pro-Gaddafi Demo in Tripoli

See also:

Rep. Ron Paul on CNN: Libyan War Is ‘About Commercial Business!’ (And Totally Unconstitutional!)

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

Here is why Libyans support Gaddafi:

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

WW III has already started:

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

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


Libyan majority in support of Gaddafi [1/2]


Libyan majority in support of Gaddafi [2/2]

Libyan majority in support of Gaddafi (Press TV, Jun 21, 2011):

The mass pro-Gaddafi street demonstration of one million Libyans held in the capital Tripoli has gone unreported by Western media as has news of civilians killed for the past three months.

Press TV talks with Lizzie Phelan, journalist and political activist in London who has been to Libya and says that Western media is complicit in war crimes in the North African country through omission of fact and that the vast majority of the population are in support of the Libyan government. Following is a transcript of the interview.

Press TV: NATO have issued an apology for a strike so about this publicized NATO strike that has killed civilians, they have blamed ‘technical error’. The conclusion we can draw from that is if that happens it may happen again, which relates to the risk of more civilian casualties. Concerning this air campaign – Do you think it has actually gone too far when it is not saving lives?

Phelan: Yet again we are seeing what the US and Europe shamefully call collateral damage in the form of human lives like we have seen previously in Iraq and Afghanistan and in many other parts of the world.

Read moreLibyan Majority In Support Of Gaddafi: One Million Pro-Gaddafi Demo in Tripoli

Are Japan Kids Being (Ab)Used For Radiation Research?

Yes!

Michio Kaku: These Humans Are Guinea Pigs! (60 Minutes)

See also:

Fukushima City (Over 290,000 People) Is In Danger: Greenpeace Detects Cobalt-60 And High Radiation ‘Hot Spots’ – Children Should Be Evacuated Immediately

Children Suffering Severe Radiation Sickness 50 km From Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Fukushima City To Give 34,000 Radiation Dosimeters To Children, So That They Can Wear Them Around The Clock


#Radiation in Japan: Children as Subjects of Radiation Research? (EX-SKF, June 22, 2011):

Some anecdotes I picked up from Japanese blogs and tweets about Fukushima Prefecture that seems to agree with what Professor Kunihiko Takeda of Chubu University has been saying all along, that schools are forcing children to be exposed to more radiation. I do not vouch for accuracy.

  • At one school in Aizu City, if parents want their children to have the physical education class indoors, they have to petition the school. The school knows very well that many parents are intimidated to ask for a “special” treatment for their children. The default PE class is outdoors.
  • Some schools and kindergartens are having the parents sign a consent form to let their children play on the schoolyards, and use the consent as some sort of endorsement for “safety” when someone questions the wisdom.
  • Some junior high schools say they will give students who skip the outdoor PE class the lowest grade, even if that significantly lower the grade point average for the seniors trying to get into good high schools.
  • School principals in Fukushima are trying hard to persuade parents not to remove their children from the schools.

Read moreAre Japan Kids Being (Ab)Used For Radiation Research?

The US Monetary System And Descent Into Fascism An Interview With Dr. Edwin Vieira

Guest Post: The U.S. Monetary System And Descent Into Fascism An Interview With Dr. Edwin Vieira (ZeroHedge, June 23, 2011):

The following interview with Dr. Vieira was conducted in early June of 2011 for the subscribers of The Casey Report – but after careful consideration, we decided that the content is so important; it needs to be shared with a wider audience. Feel free to pass it along.

David Galland
Managing Editor
The Casey Report

For more than thirty years, Edwin Vieira, Jr., has practiced law, with emphasis on constitutional issues. In the Supreme Court of the United States, he successfully argued or briefed the cases leading to the landmark decisions Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, and Communications Workers of America v. Beck, which established constitutional and statutory limitations on the uses to which labor unions, in both the private and the public sectors, may apply fees extracted from nonunion workers as a condition of their employment.

He has written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals, and lectured throughout the county. His most recent work on money and banking is the two-volume Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (2002), the most comprehensive study in existence of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective.

He is also the co-author (under a nom de plume) of the political novel CRA$HMAKER: A Federal Affaire (2000), a not-so-fictional story of an engineered crash of the Federal Reserve System, and the political upheaval it causes.

His latest book is: How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary… and Constitutional “Homeland Security,” Volume One, The Nation in Arms.

We first met Dr. Vieira at our Casey Research Boca Raton Summit and were sufficiently impressed to want to hear more, and to share more, of his work with readers of The Casey Report.

DAVID: Before kicking things off, I’d refer readers to Dr. Vieira’s in-depth and excellent paper, “A Cross of Gold,” as that provides a more detailed analysis on how the corrupt U.S. monetary system might transition into something more honest and effective.

Getting started, from a big-picture perspective, technically speaking, is the current U.S. monetary system actually constitutional?

EDWIN: Well, technically speaking, factually speaking, legally speaking, no. In a word, no.

Read moreThe US Monetary System And Descent Into Fascism An Interview With Dr. Edwin Vieira

Why The White House and Fed Can’t Fix the Economy (CNBC NEWS): White House To Releases 30 Million Barrels Of Oil From America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Hopeless.

The elitists are doing everything to destroy the dollar & the middle class and bankrupt America.

And pouring oil over the Greatest Depression from vital strategic reserves won’t help, but will increase the problems in the future, as intended by the elitists.

More BS America will have to take a bath in!


Why The White House and Fed Can’t Fix the Economy (CNBC NEWS, June 23, 2011):

Today the White House and International Energy Agency teamed up to try to help the US economy. In a rare coordinated effort, 60 million barrels of oil will be unleashed onto global markets, with 30 million from America’s strategic petroleum reserve and the other from IEA stocks.

The IEA says the move is being done to replace output lost by the mess in Libya, which has taken about 1.5 million barrels per day off the market. (It sounds good in a press release, but our viewers know that even with Libyan production going off-line global oil supplies have actually been rising the last few quarters so this explanation rings hollow).

But enough on oil, because that’s not what this is really about anyway.

It’s about the White House finally recognizing what millions of American families already know: the economy is still too weak, the recovery too slow, and they need to try something new.

That’s bad news, but the worse news is that there probably isn’t much that the White House, Fed, OPEC, HUD or any other acronym can do to fix it. Even the combined might of the President and Ben Bernanke can’t overcome millions of deleveraging American households.

Read moreWhy The White House and Fed Can’t Fix the Economy (CNBC NEWS): White House To Releases 30 Million Barrels Of Oil From America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve

James Turk Interviews Dr. Edwin Vieira – The US Dollar Is The Titanic

Edwin Vieira Interview with James Turk (Gold Money, June 13, 2011):

James Turk interviews Edwin Vieira, author of Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution

Edwin talks about this book, how it came to be and the new editions. Edwin explains the role that the gold commission hearings and Ron Paul played. He also says how important and urgent monetary reform is for the United States and how the best chance of reform comes at the state level.

They discuss constitutional money in the USA and the authority of states to use gold and silver as legal tender, as well as legal precedent from the Supreme Court. He talks about how several states are contemplating legislation to allow gold and silver as alternative currencies.

Edwin explains the Treasury’s legal obligation to maintain parity between all forms of US currency, about Roosevelt’s gold seizure, the gold reserve act and the abolition of the gold clause. Edwin and James talk about the need for insurance against a currency collapse and how alternative currencies could play that role. They discuss the stark choice that follows a currency collapse: How the US reacted after the collapse of the Continental Dollar by enshrining sound money in the Constitution vs. how Weimar Germany drifted towards National Socialism.

He explains how US states have the legal duty and authority to carry out monetary reform. Given the deadlock in Washington, they must take the initiative to prepare for the coming crisis. Edwin and James also stress the need for a rational currency system which allows for economic calculation, and decry the current fiat, politically driven, irrational monetary system as incompatible with the free market, and a focus of financial instability.

They both talk about the current lack of financial education, and liken the alternative currency initiatives by state legislatures to building lifeboats for the Titanic that is the US dollar. They also talk about the different things that can be done to prepare for the impending collapse of the dollar. They also return to the Continental Dollar and how America’s founding fathers were able to learn from their mistakes by enshrining sound money in the Constitution and how, with today’s technology, we could do even better.

Read Full Transcript :

James Turk: I’m James Turk. I’m a director of the GoldMoney Foundation. I’m pleased to be here today with Edwin Vieira, the author of Pieces of Eight, which is a book that the GoldMoney Foundation just recently republished. Edwin, it’s a pleasure to be here with you today.

Edwin Vieira: My pleasure to be here with you, James.

James: Edwin, I can’t tell you how many emails that I’ve received saying great things about the book, Pieces of Eight. I want to start by talking a little bit about that. I remember reading the first edition of it back in 1983, perhaps?

Edwin: That’s right, I think.

James: And it was a great book. And now the new edition, which came out 20 years or so later. What’s the background for Pieces of Eight?

Read moreJames Turk Interviews Dr. Edwin Vieira – The US Dollar Is The Titanic

Facebook ‘Filter Bubble’ Is A Sinister Phenomenon

Related info:

Leaving Facebook? ‘Evil Genius’ Social Network Won’t Make It Easy (Daily Mail)

Facebook Loses 6 Million US Users In May (Computerworld)

Facebook Quietly Switches On Facial Recognition Technology By Default (The Register)

Facebook Hires Former Bush Aides As Washington Lobbyists (LA Times)

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



Eli Pariser delivers his TED talk (Photo: TED)

The ‘filter bubble’ is a sinister phenomenon. But Eli Pariser’s alternative sounds even worse (Telegraph, June 21, 2011):

Eli Pariser was looking at Facebook one day when he noticed something peculiar. On his news feed, where he usually enjoyed reading through his friends’ comments and links, there was something missing. “I’ve always gone out of my way to meet conservatives,” says Pariser, a liberal tech entrepreneur from New York. “So I was kind of surprised when I noticed that the conservatives had disappeared from my Facebook feed.”

Facebook had quietly scrubbed the feed clean of anything Right-wing – nothing Republican, nothing anti-Obama, was getting through. So what was going on?

“It turns out,” says Pariser, “that Facebook was looking at which links I clicked on. And it noticed that I was clicking more on my liberal friends’ links than on my conservative friends’ links. And without consulting me about it, it had edited them out. They disappeared.”

In other words, Facebook decided that Pariser’s conservative friends weren’t relevant. It didn’t matter that he liked to hear their point of view occasionally; because he clicked on their links less frequently, they had been exiled from his online world.

Read moreFacebook ‘Filter Bubble’ Is A Sinister Phenomenon

Surprise! TSA Is Searching Your Car, Subway, Ferry, Bus, AND Plane!

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And NOW … TSA Forgets To Tell Cops About ‘Terrorist’ Drill, Police Evacuate Airport And Seize ‘Terrorist’ With Fake Bomb

TSA Full Body Scanner Radiation Safety Tests Were Rigged

Police State: TSA Agents Search BABY As Possible Terrorist

Former Governor Jesse Ventura on The View: ‘The Federal Reserve Runs The Country’, ‘I Call Homeland Security The GESTAPO’, ‘Last Year Alone The Government Classified 16 Million Documents Top Secret’

TSA Body Scanners Show Radiation Levels 10 Times Higher Than Expected

Rep. David Simpson: If We Don’t Fight, TSA-Like Security Coming To ‘Sidewalks,’ ‘Football Games’


Surprise! TSA Is Searching Your Car, Subway, Ferry, Bus, AND Plane (Mother Jones, Jun. 20, 2011):

Think you could avoid the TSA’s body scanners and pat-downs by taking Amtrak? Think again. Even your daily commute isn’t safe from TSA screenings. And because the TSA is working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol, you may have your immigration status examined along with your “junk“.

As part of the TSA’s request for FY 2012 funding, TSA Administrator John Pistole told Congress last week that the TSA conducts 8,000 unannounced security screenings every year. These screenings, conducted with local law enforcement agencies as well as immigration, can be as simple as checking out cargo at a busy seaport. But more and more, they seem to involve giving airport-style pat-downs and screenings of unsuspecting passengers at bus terminals, ferries, and even subways.

Read moreSurprise! TSA Is Searching Your Car, Subway, Ferry, Bus, AND Plane!

Leaving Facebook? ‘Evil Genius’ Social Network Won’t Make It Easy

Leaving Facebook? You can try… but ‘evil genius’ social network won’t make it easy (Daily Mail, June 17, 2011):

The tide is turning against Facebook – last month, more than 100,000 Britons deleted their accounts on the social networking sit.

But committing ‘Facebook suicide’ is not as easy as you might think.

Read moreLeaving Facebook? ‘Evil Genius’ Social Network Won’t Make It Easy

Dr. Michio Kaku on CNN: ‘They Lied To Us’ – Fukushima ‘Still A Ticking Time Bomb’ (Video – June 21, 2011)

Related info:

Fallout! (60 Minutes): Japan’s Recovery Won’t Be Measured In Years, But Centuries – Michio Kaku: These Humans Are Guinea Pigs!

Dr. Michio Kaku: We ‘Came Close’ To Losing Northern Japan (CNN – Video)



Added: 22.06.2011

Fukushima ‘still a ticking time bomb’ (CNN June 21, 2011):

Michio Kaku – not only the radiation still leaking out, but “The truth keeps leaking out”.

Transcript

CNN: Do they have control of the situation at that site?

Kaku: NO. It is still a ticking time bomb. Realize that after the big Sumatra tsunami, 90 days, 3 months after that there was a huge aftershock. If they have another aftershock, and they are not in cold shutdown yet until next year, the accident could start all over again. Its like hanging by your finger nails. Yeah, its stable but you are hanging by your finger nails.

CNN: Americans think this crisis is over, or some even think that it is solved or it is contained. Its not. What’s happening right now.

Read moreDr. Michio Kaku on CNN: ‘They Lied To Us’ – Fukushima ‘Still A Ticking Time Bomb’ (Video – June 21, 2011)

Bahrain Seeks Mercenaries From Indonesia, Malaysia And Pakistan

Bahrain seeks mercenaries from Indonesia, Malaysia & Pakistan (ABC Radio Australia, June 21, 2011):

A noted Saudi scholar claims that Bahrain’s royal family is seeking Indonesian mercenaries to help maintain its grip over the country.

Bahrain has arrested hundreds of state employees, permitted widespread and systematic human rights abuses in its prison and jailed leading political critics… not to mention opening fire on protesters.

In mid-March, troops from Saudi Arabia arrived to help quell the unrest.

Now it’s being claimed that Bahraini officials have travelled to Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan to seek mercernaries and more weapons.

Correspondent: Liam Cochrane
Speaker: Ali al-Ahmad, heads the Washington based Institute for Gulf Affairs

Read moreBahrain Seeks Mercenaries From Indonesia, Malaysia And Pakistan

1000s March In Luxembourg (The Second Richest Nation On Earth) Against Austerity Plans

Luxembourg is the second richest nation on the earth. Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and ranked 175th in size out of 194 independent countries of the world. The GDP (PPP) per capita income of this small country is 78,795. It is the richest country or state of Europe or EU.
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1000s march in Luxembourg against austerity plans (AP, June 21, 2011)

LUXEMBOURG — About seven thousand people from across Europe marched through Luxembourg on Tuesday to protest budget cuts and reduced social protections they say are making workers pay for the sins of the rich.

The protest comes a day after European finance ministers met in the region’s richest state to hold marathon talks on debt-stricken Greece.

Read more1000s March In Luxembourg (The Second Richest Nation On Earth) Against Austerity Plans

Tokyo Area Parents’ Radiation Worries Grow Over Discovery Of Local ‘Hot Spots’

See also:

Fukushima City (Over 290,000 People) Is In Danger: Greenpeace Detects Cobalt-60 And High Radiation ‘Hot Spots’ – Children Should Be Evacuated Immediately


Tokyo area parents’ radiation worries grow with discovery of local ‘hotspots’ (Mainichi, June 21, 2011):

More than three months after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, Tokyo region residents are becoming increasingly worried over radiation exposure as a number of radioactive “hotspots” have been discovered in and around the capital.

Local governments are calling for calm, as annual doses of radiation at the hotspots — sites where radiation levels are significantly higher than their surroundings — would not exceed 20 millisieverts as they do in parts of Fukushima Prefecture. Residents are nevertheless calling on their local governments to take some kind of action.

Read moreTokyo Area Parents’ Radiation Worries Grow Over Discovery Of Local ‘Hot Spots’

Fukushima City (Over 290,000 People) Is In Danger: Greenpeace Detects Cobalt-60 And High Radiation ‘Hot Spots’ – Children Should Be Evacuated Immediately

Radiation in Japan: Greenpeace Detected Cobalt-60 and High Radiation “Hot Spots” in Fukushima City in Fukushima (EX-SKF, June 20, 2011):

Fukushima City in Fukushima Prefecture is 60 kilometers northwest from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. No part of the city is designated as “evacuation” zone of any kind (mandatory or planned). It is the 3rd largest city in Fukushima Prefecture with over 290,000 people.

Shukan Gendai, a Japanese weekly magazine, had a feature article in early June (for the June 24 Issue) that described the radiation survey in Fukushima City done by Greenpeace on June 7.

The article says Greenpeace detected cobalt-60 in a park in Fukushima City.

Cobalt-60?? From the RPV??

Very rough, partial translation of the Shukan Gendai (June 24 Issue) article follows:

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Fukushima City is in danger
Extremely high radiation detected
Our urgent, special report reveals

More than 10 times the radiation limit. Even cobalt-60 was detected. Children should be evacuated immediately, but the government says nothing, pretending not to know anything

[body of the article]

What some have feared all along is coming true.

“This Fukushima City has become a place where children should not live. The only choice left would be a mass evacuation. But no politician understands that. Or rather, they don’t want to know, probably.”

Seiichi Nakate, 50-year-old man who lives in Fukushima City, could barely suppress his anger.

On April 19, the Japanese government suddenly raised the upper limit of the annual radiation exposure for children from 1 millisievert to 20 millisieverts. Mr. Nakate is the head of the organization called “Fukushima Network to Protect Children from Radiation“, which was set up to protest against this barbaric act.

Read moreFukushima City (Over 290,000 People) Is In Danger: Greenpeace Detects Cobalt-60 And High Radiation ‘Hot Spots’ – Children Should Be Evacuated Immediately

Canada: Private Testing Companies, Government Agencies, And Universities Refuse To Test Soil For Radiation

No need for official testing, because everything is safe!


Health Canada says no worries (The Beacon, June 21, 2011):

In the June 2 edition of, The Beacon, it was discussed how the release of radiation from the Fukushima plant in Japan could potentially be poisoning Canadian soil, and possibly central Newfoundland. Evidence from various radiation monitors and news reports have shown that it has become a worldwide issue, and given that the airspace is shared, Canada and the U.S. have been directly affected as well.

Even though local farmers have not tested their soil and water, Nita Abbott of LA Farms, near Gambo, expressed an interest in having her land tested to ensure they’re selling a safe product. The newspaper contacted private testing companies, government agencies, and universities to inquire if they would consider testing local farms. All of them said they were not interested in getting involved at any level.

Health Canada also reported that everything is normal.

Even though no official testing has been done in central Newfoundland, Ms. Abbott speculated, “I guess they feel they don’t have evidence to take it further.”

Read moreCanada: Private Testing Companies, Government Agencies, And Universities Refuse To Test Soil For Radiation

Chinese Spy Devices Installed In THOUSANDS Hong Kong Cars: Apple Daily Report (Video)


Added: 14.06.2011

Chinese Spying Devices Installed on Hong Kong Cars (Epoch Times, Last Updated: Jun 15, 2011):

For years now Chinese authorities have been installing spying devices on all dual-plate Chinese-Hong Kong vehicles, enabling a vast network of eavesdropping across the archipelago, according to a Hong Kong newspaper.

The report in Apple Daily states that the recording devices began being installed as “inspection and quarantine cards” in July 2007. They were installed without charge by the Shenzhen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau on thousands of vehicles.

Smugglers were the first to note something strange about the devices. A source told Apple Daily that after the cards were installed mainland authorities had no trouble picking off the cars carrying illicit goods.

Read moreChinese Spy Devices Installed In THOUSANDS Hong Kong Cars: Apple Daily Report (Video)

Meet The Guy Who Robbed A Bank Just To Get Healthcare In Jail

Meet The Guy Who Robbed A Bank Just To Get Healthcare In Jail (Business Insider, Jun. 21, 2011):

With a undiagnosed growth on his chest and two ruptured disks, Richard James Verone needed medical attention and to get it he handed a note to a bank teller demanding $1.

Verone walked into an RBC bank in North Carolina, handed the teller the note, and she gave him the money. Then, according to the Gaston Gazette, he sat down and waited for the police to show up.

He said, “I didn’t have any fears. I told the teller that I would sit over here and wait for police.”

Never in trouble with the law, Verone worked for Coca-Cola for 17 years, but was laid off three years ago. He’s had part time jobs since, but nothing steady, and nothing with health insurance.

“If you don’t have your health you don’t have anything,” said Verone.

His plan includes a three year stint in prison, multiple surgeries, and then release — just in time to collect social security.

California Spends More Than $300 MILLION Per Execution

Death penalty costs California more than $300m per execution (Guardian, June 20, 2011)

The full burden of the death penalty in California has been laid bare by new research that calculates that each of the 13 prisoners executed in the state over the past three decades has cost more than $300m (£185m).

The study, by two senior legal figures, includes costs incurred at both state and federal level in keeping 714 death row inmates incarcerated as well as steering them through the tortuous judicial process all the way to the death chamber. The average length of time between conviction and execution in California now stands at more than a quarter of a century – double the national average.

The report’s authors, a senior judge, Arthur Alarcon, and a professor at Loyola law school, Paula Mitchell, do not make any judgement for or against the death penalty. They simply ask whether the system makes sense and whether Californian voters are getting what they wanted.

The answer is a resounding no, according to the authors. Since 1978 California and the US government have together spent some $4bn on the state’s death row, yet only 13 prisoners have been executed – an average of $308m for each one. The study, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, warns that the total figure will rise to about $9bn by 2030.

Under California’s peculiar penchant for referendums, the death penalty can only be reformed or revoked by voters themselves. Since 1978 voters have consistently opted to widen the capital punishment net so that the state now has the most sweeping laws in the country, with some 39 eligible crimes.

Yet in practice, the legal process has become so cumbersome, and the dearth of expert death penalty lawyers so extreme, that executions happen rarely if at all. Since 2006 there have been no executions as the state’s use of lethal injections has been mired in legal challenges.

“We really want voters to wake up and realise this is a horrible waste of money. If they are going to insist on keeping the death penalty they are going to have to spend even more money to fix it,” said Mitchell.

The alternative to capital punishment – sentencing the most serious crimes to life in prison with no chance of parole – would by comparison be much cheaper. The authors calculate that every year California spends almost $200m more than it would were all death row inmates transferred on to life without parole.

Read moreCalifornia Spends More Than $300 MILLION Per Execution