The Other Disaster That Is On-Going, Unabated In Japan’s Tohoku Region

Guest Post: The Other Disaster That Is On-Going, Unabated (by Tokyo Brown Tabby):

And that is the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan’s Tohoku region very hard. As of May 13, more than 15,000 people have been killed, 9,506 are still missing, and about 115,500 are still living in 2,425 evacuation shelters, according to the National Police Agency.

After more than 2 months since the quake and tsunami, the disaster-hit areas look almost the same as on March 11 after the tsunami. There are many areas still without power and water, and at some shelters the lack of food and water is chronic. At a shelter in Minami Soma City (large part of the city is now designated as “planned evacuation zone”), a meal used to consist of one riceball, banana and milk until very recently.

PM Kan and his administration can plan all they want for their grand vision for Tohoku (those “eco-towns” made by shaving off the mountains, for example), but the reality on the ground is that no one in power is paying much actual attention.

Here’s a ground-level report by one volunteer who went to Tohoku to help people get on their feet. The original is in Japanese, edited and translated by Tokyo Brown Tabby who is a friend of this volunteer. (I edited the English for length and style.)

Read moreThe Other Disaster That Is On-Going, Unabated In Japan’s Tohoku Region

USDA Fines Family $4 Million For Selling Bunny Rabbits!

(NaturalNews) When the Dollarhite family of Nixa, Mo., first started raising and selling bunnies as part of a lesson to teach their teenage son about responsibility and hard work, they had no idea they would eventually meet the heavy hand of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to a recent article covered in Breitbart’s Big Government, the USDA recently ordered the Dollarhite family to pay more than $90,000 in fines because they sold more than $500 worth of rabbits in a year — and if they fail to pay the fine by Monday, May 23, the fine will multiply to nearly $4 million.

It all started back in 2006 when John Dollarhite and his wife Judy rescued two rabbits that ended up breeding. The family cared for and raised the new rabbits, and eventually began to sell them to neighbors, friends, and others for $10 or $15 each. Having started by first selling the animals for meat, and later for show, the Dollarhites carefully and humanely raised the small creatures on their three-acre homestead, all while teaching their son honest values in a business environment similar to running a small lemonade stand.

Eventually, the Dollarhites developed such a highly-respected reputation across Missouri that the popular Branson, Mo., theme park Silver Dollar City, and even a local pet store, Petland, began purchasing bunnies from the family in 2009. And according to John, individuals from both Silver Dollar City and Petland, as well as a rabbit competition judge, told him that the family’s bunnies were among the best they had ever seen — healthy, beautiful, and very well-cared for.

Read moreUSDA Fines Family $4 Million For Selling Bunny Rabbits!

Dutch Priest Belonged To Paedophile Club

Dutch priest belonged to paedophile club (New Zealand Herald – AP):

May 21 (AP) — The head of a Catholic religious order in the Netherlands has confirmed one of his subordinate priests served on the board of an organisation that promotes paedophilia.

Herman Spronck, head of the Dutch arm of the Salesian order, said in a statement Friday the priest served on the board of the “Martijn” organization, which is widely reviled but not illegal.

“Of course we reject this and distance ourselves from this personal initiative” on the part of the priest, Spronck’s statement said.

“Membership in such organizations does not fit with the ethos of the Salesian order.”

However, RTL Nieuws, which broke the story, published interviews both with Spronck and the priest, identified as 73-year-old “Father Van B.,” in which they defend some paedophile relationships.

“Society thinks these relationships are harmful. I disagree,” RTL quoted Van B. as saying. He served on Martijn’s board from 2008 until 2010, when the organization’s founder was arrested for alleged possession of child pornography. That case is ongoing.

RTL quoted Spronck as saying that “formally I always say that everyone must obey the law. But these relationships do not necessarily have to be damaging.”

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Spain: Angry Over Unemployment, Tens of Thousands of Protesters Defy Ban Before Elections – The Inflation Problem In Real Prices


The inflation problem in Spain, in real prices

Angry over unemployment, tens of thousands of protesters defy ban in Spain before elections (Washington Post, Updated: May 21, 2011):

MADRID — Tens of thousands of people are defying a pre-election ban on demonstrations and protesting unemployment in squares around Spain in defiance of an order to quit at midnight.

The government avoided saying if it would order police to break up the crowds on Saturday, but at the stroke of midnight officers kept a discreet presence on the edges of the demonstrations.

Demonstrators kept quiet as city clocks chimed the beginning of a new day, many with sticky tape over their mouths in a gesture organizers said suggested they have things to say but were being gagged by the ban.

People are angry over Spain’s high unemployment rate and what they see as the national political parties’ ineptitude in dealing with a deep economic crisis. Protesters built a camp in Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol square Sunday, a week ahead of nationwide elections. Since then good-natured, peaceful and colorful gatherings have sprung up and grown around the country under the banner of “Real Democracy Now.”

Many protesters have said they were influenced by recent pro-democracy uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East and one popular chant is “Join us.”

FKN NEWZ: IMF Raped Greece, Ireland, Portugal


Added: 20.05.2011

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FKN NEWZ: War is Peace – Freedom is Slavery – Ignorance is strength


Added: 13.05.2011

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FKN NEWZ: Royal Wedding Pre Crime Special – UK Fascism (04/30/2011)

FKN NEWZ: No End In Libyan, Iraq, Afghanistan etc.

FKN Newz: Party on Dude

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FKN Newz: Earth Hour – The Least We Can Do (03/25/2011)

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FKN Newz: Hypocrisy Sweeps Middle East – 02/26/2011

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The Extended Confessions Of Economic Hit Man John Perkins (Video)

Books from John Perkins:

Amazon.com:

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World

Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded–and What We Need to Do to Remake Them

Amazon.de:

Bekenntnisse eines Economic Hit Man: Unterwegs im Dienst der Wirtschaftsmafia

Weltmacht ohne Skrupel: Die dunkle Seite der Globalisierung – Wie die USA systematisch Entwicklungsländer ausbeuten

Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded–and What We Need to Do to Remake Them


The book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins is easily one of the most engrossing pieces of non-fiction one can read to learn about the true drivers behind globalization, espionage, corporate cronyism, the emergence of such “artificial” organizations as the World Bank and the IMF, and most importantly, debt “enslavement”, all as seen from an insider’s view.

It explains in simple words why over the past 40 years the developing world paradigm has been exploited as heavily as it has, why the BRIC concept was instrumental as a Red Herring to perpetuating the myth of endless growth, and why credit must always flow no matter what to keep the status quo in power.

For those who have read the book, and for those who are on the fence about reading it, below we present the three part presentation by John Perkins at the 2006 Veterans for Peace National Convention in which he expounds on all the key ideas in his book, and does an extended Q&A covering topics not discussed previously.

We urge everyone to spend at least a few minutes listening to Perkins who gives a unique and non-conflicted expert opinion on the primary force for why the the modern equivalent of enslavement is not by force, but by debt.

Part 1 of 3:

Part 2 of 3:

Part 3 of 3:

And for the truly time-constrained we recommend the following blurb which encapsulates the key elements from the book, and Perkins’ life:

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/20/2011 17:03 -0400

Source: ZeroHedge

And Now … Shizuoka Governor Heita Kawakatsu: We Won’t Test Our Bulk Tea for Radiation, But Our Tea Is Safe, Trust Us

–  Shizuoka Governor: “We Won’t Test Our Bulk Tea for Radiation, But Our Tea Is Safe, Turst Us” (May 20, 2011):

I’m losing faith in the goodness and honesty of the agricultural growers in Japan, when they are organized into an association with political clout, like JA.

Shizuoka Prefecture produces over 60 percent of all green teas (final blend) produced in Japan. Right now, it’s the season for new teas (“shincha”). Some big money at stake, but recently the high level of radioactive materials was detected from tea leaves grown in Kanagawa Prefecture (east of Shizuoka) and the Ministry of Health and Welfare wants 14 tea-growing prefectures including Shizuoka to test their bulk teas before they are further roasted and blended (“aracha”).

Read moreAnd Now … Shizuoka Governor Heita Kawakatsu: We Won’t Test Our Bulk Tea for Radiation, But Our Tea Is Safe, Trust Us

Massive Cover-up: Texas Politicians Knew Agency Changed Radiation Test Results In Drinking Water Exceeding EPA Limits (Video)

Texas politicians knew agency hid the amount of radiation in drinking water (KHOU 11 News, May 19, 2011):

HOUSTON— Newly-released e-mails from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality show the agency’s top commissioners directed staff to continue lowering radiation test results, in defiance of federal EPA rules.

The e-mails and documents, released under order from the Texas Attorney General to KHOU-TV, also show the agency was attempting to help water systems get out of formally violating federal limits for radiation in drinking water. Without a formal violation, the water systems did not have to inform their residents of the increased health risk.

“It’s a conspiracy at the TCEQ of the highest order,” said Tom Smith, of the government watchdog group Public Citizen.  “The documents have indicted the management of this commission in a massive cover-up to convince people that our water is safe to drink when it’s not.”

Smith is talking about what happened to residents who live in communities served by utilities like Harris County Municipal Utility District 105.  For years, tests performed by the Texas Department of State Health Services showed the utility provided water that exceeded the EPA legal limit for exposure to alpha radiation.

Read moreMassive Cover-up: Texas Politicians Knew Agency Changed Radiation Test Results In Drinking Water Exceeding EPA Limits (Video)