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The largest genocide in human history happened where? Most people would answer Germany, and the Jewish Holocaust. Actually though, the largest genocide happened in the USA, with the native American Indians, with estimates of 19 million to 100 million people killed. How many million Native American Indians lived on the continent of Northern America, before the 'settlers' arrived? Official estimates range from 19 million to over 100 million people, (not counting South America). It is quite ironic that currently there is a great debate about 'immigrants' who in the minds of the current 'citizens', should be thrown out and sent back to where they came from... Who actually should be thrown out? Who actually 'owns' this great land? Who are the original and true 'citizens'?
After the 'discovery' of America, and the taking of 99.9% of what the Native Americans had possessed for tens of thousands of years, only several hundred thousand of the original inhabitants were left. Were 19 million or 100 million killed? No one knows and no one was counting. Whatever the number, this was the biggest genocide in the history of humankind. Hitler admired the concept of genocide that he learned from the US 'settlers', but no one in the US wants to admit this deep dark secret, which has been mostly covered up and denied since the 'founding' of this Republic.
Hitler praised the efficiency of the extermination of the 'red savages', who could not be turned into slaves or turned by captivity or subjugation. When none of these methods worked well enough, the 'founders' turned to 'reservation'.
Native American Holocaust
"The powerful and hard-hitting documentary, American Holocaust, is quite possibly the only film that reveals the link between the Nazi holocaust, which claimed at least 6 million Jews, and the American Holocaust which claimed, according to conservative estimates, 19 million Indigenous People.
It is seldom noted anywhere in fact, be it in textbooks or on the Internet, that Hitler studied Americas Indian policy, and used it as a model for what he termed the final solution.
He wasn't the only one either. Its not explicitly mentioned in the film, but its well known that members of the National Party government in South Africa studied the American approach before they introduced the system of racial apartheid, which lasted from 1948 to 1994. Other fascist regimes, for instance, in South and Central America, studied the same US policy.
Noted even less frequently, Canada's Aboriginal policy was also closely examined for its psychological properties. America always took the more wide-open approach, for example, by decimating the Buffalo to get rid of a primary food source, by introducing pox blankets, and by giving $1 rewards to settlers in return for scalps of Indigenous Men, women, and children, among many, many other horrendous acts.
Canada, on the other hand, was more bureaucratic about it. They used what I like to call the gentleman's touch, because instead of extinguishing, Canada sought to remove the Indian from the Man and the Women and the Child, through a long-term, and very specific program of internal breakdown and replacement call it assimilation. America had its own assimilation program, but Canada was far more technical about it.
Perhaps these points would have been more closely examined in American Holocaust if the film had been completed. The films director, Joanelle Romero, says shes been turned down from all sources of funding since she began putting it together in 1995.
Perhaps its just not good business to invest in something that tells so much truth? In any event, Romero produced a shortened, 29-minute version of the film in 2001, with the hope of encouraging new funders so she could complete American Holocaust. Eight years on, Romero is still looking for funds.
American Holocaust may never become the 90-minute documentary Romero hoped to create, to help expose the most substantial act of genocide that the world has ever seen one that continues even as you read these words."
The interesting thing about this act of genocide is that it has been mostly denied, covered and most people either refuse to talk about it, or deny it ever happened. Most people think that the USA was 'discovered' by Columbus, and that is the only thing that counts. Nothing happened before that point in time, and no one really 'owned' America before then.
But this denial and coverup of a huge genocide is not unusual. Most if not all major countries around the globe have their own versions of this same, sad saga. Australia did the same thing with the aborigines. We already know about Germany and the Jews. The Russians killed millions in their country, and so on around the world.
Until we face the dark side, and admit to the darkness within, we cannot be complete and whole human beings. We will continue to project, blame, judge and kill others, while ignoring the true cause of violence, which is within each of us. There is a part of each of us, after all, that is a genocidal killer, willing to justify and blame others for what we ourselves are thinking or actually guilty of. All it takes is a little religion, a little money, a little power, or a little sex. The rest is history.
19 To 100 Million Native American' Indians Exterminated By 'Settlers'; via @AGreenRoad
Official Nuclear Radiation Study; Tokyo University
Hayno, R.S., et al (2013) Internal Radiocesium Contamination of Adults and Children 7 to 20 Months After the Fukushima NPP Accident as Measured by Extensive Whole-Body-Counter Surveys, Proc. Jpn. Acad. Ser B, 4, 157-163
30,000 people were given a whole body radiation scan, and the conclusion from this team of supposed nuclear 'experts', scientists and professors was that no radioactive cesium was found in 99% of the residents living close to the Fukushima ground zero nuclear plant.
However, this supposed scientific 'study' or research has severe problems both in the collection of the data and the conclusion that was reached. The following articles deconstruct the study and show why is it nothing more than very bad, nonscientific nuclear industry propaganda.
Bottom line, the 'experts' concluded there was no radiation detected, because 'only' 1% of those tested had cesium levels of 300 Bq/kg or over, out of the 30,000 participants tested.
The only problem with this conclusion is that post Chernobyl studies showed that as little as 50 Bq/kg of cesium caused lesions in the heart and other organs, plus the threat of major diseases and/or death from heart attacks in 100% of children. This means that the basic premise of this supposedly 'scientific' study is so flawed, that it is completely worthless.
For all of the scientific, medical and other studies that prove that low dose radiation does cause harm, both internally and externally, click on the following links...
The nuclear industry believes that only very high doses of EXTERNAL radiation can cause harm in any way and that internal radiation at doses under 300 Bq/kg cannot do any harm.
Then nuclear 'experts' support the nuclear industry position in a quid pro quo relationship, which means they receive financial or other perks such as political positions, for giving a certain prearranged outcome or beneficial to the nuclear industry result. All data received is massaged via computer models or 'estimates' to fit this preconceived notion that bears little or no relationship to reality.
These nuclear 'experts' draw no distinction between the effects of low dose radiation on mature healthy adults, an egg, sperm, a fetus and small children. The fact that one almost undetectable nano particle of plutonium inside the body, lodged next to or inside of a cell can have mutagenetic or cancer causing effects on surrounding cells, including an egg or sperm, simply does not register on them. Internal low dose radiation is not acknowledged as a potential source of harm, unless it is registered in massive amounts that will kill a person in a very short period of time.
This study only measured for extremely high levels of cesium that would mean quick death, but ignored low levels of plutonium, strontium or 100 other toxic and deadly radioactive isotopes that they also could have looked for and found, which cause negative health effects, and long term cancers or death.
In another example of nuclear industry propaganda, a nuclear 'expert' claims that "Fukushima Daiichi plant âdid amazingly wellâ â âPerformed beyond its best expectationsâ
The only problem with this positive spin is that the nuclear industry experts knew very well that these nuclear reactors had a number of design flaws, such as the following, outlined by PhilliUpNorth via Enenews;
"15 Design Flaws In GE Mark 1 Reactors
1. Containment Vessel is too small to contain a nuclear meltdown.
2. Torus, added to fix containment issue, failed when molten corium melted through steel pipes.
3. Stack Venting, added to fix containment issue, failed when valves stuck closed during power failure.
4. Zirconium fuel cladding gives off explosive levels of hydrogen when heated by melting fuel.
5. Vapors of zirconium and cesium formed an explosive mixture during a reactor meltdown, destroying the buildings, controls and safety systems in huge hydrogen explosions.
6. Spent Fuel Pools are located 100' high in the reactor building, making removal of melted fuel nearly impossible in destroyed buildings.
7. MOX fuel was used in an old plant, pushing temperatures and pressures higher then reactor design, causing failure and criticality explosion in #3 at Fukushima.
8. Diesel generators, pumps, and fuel tanks vulnerable to tsunami.
9. Reactors require electricity to shut down, melt down if without power.
10. Temperature and pressure gauges require electricity to operate.
11. Without power, control rooms cannot tell what is happening inside reactors.
12. Without power, operators are powerless (literally) to control reactors.
13. Mobile backup generators were wrong voltage to connect to switchgear.
14. Mobile pumps and fire engines do not have enough pressure to get water into the reactors.
15. Control rods insert from below, and leak molten corium through many holes in the bottom of reactor during a meltdown."
There are potentially 100-200 additional flaws, weaknesses and/or bad designs in this particular brand of nuclear reactor made by GE. Nuclear engineers quit rather than continue to work on it. But when these flaws and poor designs result in a massive accident, the best that the nuclear experts can do is to say that it 'performed better than it's best expectations'. Maybe they mean to say that they had zero expectations for it, so anything is better than nothing.
People who care about our future and community keep warning us, but very few listen or seem to care..
Little or nothing is done about the 20 plus nuclear reactors of the same design operating in the USA, in order to address the obvious problems found. The companies responsible seem to not be learning the lessons needed from this disaster.
Bottom line, we are on a collision course with a catastrophic global disaster, if we do not change the current power structure, which is based on greed and control from the top down in huge corporations owned and controlled by a 1% that is acting more like serial murderer psychopaths than humans.
What will it take to change this course that our ship has taken to a disastrous reef, that will tear the bottom out of our civilized world?
As the Dalai Lama says, TELL THE TRUTH, be transparent and WARM HEARTED. Forgive everyone, and do not be attached to power and money. These things you cannot take with you. You are a soul in a physical body.
What you do in this lifetime affects not only the whole world for seven future generations, but also your own future, as a soul. Whether you believe in a Heaven or Hell, or future lives that you reincarnate back into, you create the future you deserve. This life is a grand mystery, meant to be explored and discovered, not covered up and denied for short term selfish profit and ego reasons.
If your life is based on lies, greed, power, controlling others, and hatred of xxx groups, then that will ensure Hell or devolving into an animal, insect or rock as a future for you, because we humans only evolve based on love, not hatred or fear. All 'true' spiritual masters teach love and forgiveness.
Toxic radiation accumulates in water supplies after nuclear accidents. Radiation bioconcentrates in fish that live in fresh water and salt water. Runoff of fresh water from land which has been contaminated ends up contaminating oceans, and salt water creatures that live in it. Radiation can and does accumulate and bioconcentrate in fish and other creatures that live in the ocean, just like mercury, for example.
Most mass media stories about this subject downplay the hazards of nuclear radiation accumulating in animals or other foods. These 'experts' end up saying that despite increasing radiation levels in fish, there is 'no immediate impact on health'. Although these are soothing words, there is little truth in these reports. For example, they ignore the fact that children and infants are up to 2,000 times more sensitive to the same low dose of radiation in food or drink. What may be 'harmless' for at least a short period to a 200 pound adult healthy male, may be deadly to an egg, sperm, fetus, and/or highly toxic to a baby or even a small child.
If the radiation released from nuclear accidents, uranium recycling plants and nuclear dumping is so harmless, why is there so much resistance to independent experts doing radiation testing of fish, seaweed and shellfish? Medical facilities, hospitals and labs are not ALLOWED to test for radiation in Japan. This looks very much like a cover up. If it is NOT a coverup, what would a coverup look like. Would a coverup consist of a nation blocking all efforts to monitor and test for radiation by outside independent radiation 'experts'?
The Japanese people are in great need of independent information on the radioactive contamination of their seafood supply. Therefore, we are planning to do research on the radioactive contamination of seaweed, fish and shellfish.
Despite this great need for information, the Japanese government today refused a permit to do research within the territorial waters of Japan. We are allowed to conduct research outside this 12 mile zone, but this is not the area where the Japanese catch their fish and collect their seaweed."
Marine life soaking up radiation along Fukushima coast | Greenpeace May 27, 2011 ... "After having difficulties finding a lab in Japan to do detailed radiation analysis, (in other words, total shutdown of all labs) we sent samples of seaweed, fish, and shellfish collected by our radiation monitoring teams both onshore and on the Rainbow to professional labs in France and Belgium. The results of the details analysis are back â and we can say that the situation in the ocean along the Fukushima coast is worse than we originally thought.
The new data shows that some seaweed contamination levels are not only 50 times higher than safety limits â far higher than our initial measurements showed â but also that the contamination is spreading over a wide area, and accumulating in sea life, rather than simply dispersing like the Japanese authorities originally claimed would happen."
In October, a U.S. study â co-authored by oceanographer Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the non-profit Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass., â reported Fukushima caused historyâs biggest-ever release of radiation into the ocean â 10 to 100 times more than the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe.
âItâs completely untrue to say this level of radiation is safe or harmless,â said Gordon Edwards, president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.
Edwards, who is also a math professor at Vanier College, said Fukushima has highlighted how lackadaisical Canadian authorities are about radiation risks â the result, he says, of the influence of Canadaâs powerful nuclear industry.
âThe reassurances have been completely irresponsible. To say there are no health concerns flies in the face of all scientific evidence,â said Edwards, who has advised the federal auditor-generalâs office and Ontario government on nuclear-power issues.
Fish caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant was 2,500 times over the legal safe radiation limit. The murasoi fish, which is comparable to a rockfish, was found in the area surrounding the now-closed power plant.
The Pacific Ocean has currents in northern Japan, which create a counterclockwise rotation in the ocean there. Another swirl allows Fukusima radiation to come back around to the area around Tokyo in central Japan. These roations in the ocean recirculate the radiation around and around right around the coast of Japan. This is one explanation for cesium levels of 25,800 Bq. per Kg. in fish in this area.
At 4:30 into the NASA Simulation of Global Ocean Currents we can see the ocean current swirl off northern Japan above. Watch the entire video of all of the ocean currents below...
However, in August, two greenlings caught 20 kilometers north of the Fukushima plant were found to have cesium levels of 25,800 becquerels per kilogram, the highest level ever measured in fish since the nuclear accident. The government standard for food is 100 becquerels per kilogram. And in March, tests recorded a level of 18,700 becquerels per kilogram in freshwater salmon in the Niidagawa river near Iitate [...]
Kyodo: Radioactive trout over 100 times govât limit caught in Fukushima river
A mountain trout caught in a Fukushima Prefecture river [Niida River in Minamisoma city] returned a radioactive cesium reading of 11,400 becquerels per kilogram, more than 100 times the government-set limit for food items, a survey by the Environment Ministry said Friday. [...]
The survey conducted in June and July also found 4,400 becquerels of radioactive cesium in a smallmouth bass and 3,000 becquerels in a catfish in Mano Dam in Iitate village, another municipality heavily affected by the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. [...]
Asahi: Govât worried about highly radioactive fish â Why are radiation readings still 100s of times over official safe limits?
Let's take a look at what happens to fish and their radiation levels after a nuclear accident. Here is a comparison to todays reporting on fish contamination levels, this article is from from July 19, 2012. Compare this to todays article.
Post-Fukushima, Japanâs irradiated fish worry B.C. experts
The highest cesium level in all of the catches came in Marchâa year after the accidentâwhen a landlocked masu salmon caught in a Japanese river was found to have a whopping 18,700 becquerels of cesium per kilogramâor 187 times Japanâs ceiling.
âThose are high numbers. It would give me pause if I were eating fish in Japan.â¦Imported fish are also a concern,â said Fisher, a marine-sciences professor at New Yorkâs Stony Brook University. Fisher added in a phone interview that the persistently high cesium numbers may be a sign that the Fukushima plant is still leaking radiation into the ocean.
The data shows the contamination has remained high in both saltwater species and freshwater fish found in Japanese lakes and rivers. Especially high cesium levels have been found in recent months in these saltwater species: halibut (a catch in May 2012 had 570 Bq/kg), sole (a catch in January had 180 Bq/kg), and cod (a catch in February had 260 Bq/kg).
According to Enenews; "The serious accidents of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant have been contaminating a vast area in eastern Japan, home of 60 million people. [...]
The widespread contamination in eastern Japan
To the south west of Fukushima prefecture, there lies the Kanto region which as well as containing the metropolitan prefecture of Tokyo also comprises Ibaraki prefecture, Tochigi prefecture, Gunma prefecture, Saitama prefecture, and Chiba prefecture. In the area, there is the Tone river basin that is the one of biggest river basins (16,840 km2) in Japan. [...]
[...] In areas within a radius of 100 km from the nuclear plant, active cesium contamination levels of the Ayu are more than 200 Bq/kg. In those between a radius of 100 km and 200 km, it is around 60â200 Bq/kg. In those between a radius of 200 km and 300 km in which Tokyo is included, it is 20â60 Bq/kg. Therefore, it is estimated that contamination of freshwater fish is extended to all prefectures in eastern Japan. The contamination is recognized as far as Shizuoka prefecture, 400 km south-west from the plant. [...]
The problem of radiation contaminated ocean and freshwater fish and other life is not limited to Japan, and the 60 million people mentioned above. Remember that fish and plants bio concentrate radiation, so the low levels mentioned are going to be much higher in animals and plants.
The USA is importing Japanese food (including fish and seaweed) with no restrictions. The Japanese are exporting food even from these contaminated regions. What happens to a pregnant mom, a baby, or child if they eat contaminated seaweed, tea, or fish?
The US government has raised the 'allowed' or 'safe' level of radiation in US food. Thus, all food is now safe, even if it is contaminated. India however, has banned all imports of Japanese food. The corporate owned mass media only talks about how 'safe' everything is, without getting into the actual process of bioaccumulation of radiation in foods. Their mantra seems to be to protect profits at all costs. The mass media keeps people stupid and buying everything, no matter how contaminated it is.
Radiation contaminated foods are regularly exported from contaminated areas around other nuclear accidents, because the financial losses are too high to bear, if the damage and harm were truly acknowledged. No one wants to lose their farm and their way of life. No one wants to stop fishing, hunting, or collecting seaweed, mussels and other shellfish.
Because of the profit motive and pressure from people who do not care about the health of future generations, contaminated fish and other food is grown and exported to other countries. In this way, radiation contamination spreads around the globe, into billions of people.
Have you ever wondered why the cancer rate among children is going up each year? Why are whole hospitals now dedicated to caring for children with cancer, leukemia and other 'adult' or old age diseases? These things did not exist just a few generations ago. Yes, there may be other causes, but certainly radiation should be counted as just ONE of those causes.
66 Atomic Bombs were exploded on the Bikini Island Atolls. Hundreds of islanders were removed from the islands, but not from harms way. One hydrogen bomb exploded near the islands, and the children played with the dust from the bomb, as it fell from the sky. No one was warned about the radiation dangers or hazards. Islanders were called 'savages'. Women on the island after the bomb gave birth to deformed, mentally retarded children. No one knows how many people were caught in the fallout. 91% of these Marshall islanders had blood disorders caused by radiation when studied in the 1980's. Women still have very high rates of birth problems. The military spokesperson in the video says there is no radiation danger, (except cesium), somehow implying cesium is NOT radiation or dangerous. The US government paid the islanders 150 million dollars as a one time settlement for all radiation damages, for all time. 10,000 Marshalese now live on about 50 acres in one part of the island, while the US has a base where the islanders are not allowed. Teens commit suicide here at a rate 100 times that of teens in the USA. These islanders were forcibly removed from their homeland. They were forcibly irradiated In Project 4.1 where they were subjected to unethical human radiation experiments. They were squeezed into a tiny portion of one island, to make room for a huge US military base where they are still not allowed. Now they will be forced to endure a huge garbage dump, from imported garbage from cities located on the west coast of the USA. This dump may even accept nuclear waste. Project 4.1. Wikipedia; "The cover to the Project 4.1 Final Report, "Study of Response of Human Beings Accidentally Exposed to Significant Fallout Radiation."
In the wake of the Bravo accident, a new research section was added to the Castle Bravo Weapons Effects research section. Program 4, "Biomedical effects," was to include one project, Project 4.1, titled "Study of Response of Human Beings exposed to Significant Beta and Gamma Radiation due to Fall-out from High-Yield Weapons." Eugene P. Cronkite of the National Naval Medical Center was designated as Project Officer. Cronkite's instructions stressed the importance of secrecy surrounding the project:
...the project is classified SECRET RESTRICTED DATA. Due to possible adverse public reaction, you will specifically instruct all personnel in this project to be particularly careful not to discuss the purpose of this project and its background or findings with any except those who have specific "need to know."
The purpose of the project, as a 1982 Defense Nuclear Agency report explained, was both medical as well as for research purposes:
The purposes of [Project 4.1] were to (1) evaluate the severity of radiation injury to the human beings exposed, (2) provide for all necessary medical care, and (3) conduct a scientific study of radiation injuries to human beings.
As a Department of Energy Committee writing on the human radiation experiments wrote, "It appears to have been almost immediately apparent to the AEC and the Joint Task Force running the Castle series that research on radiation effects could be done in conjunction with the medical treatment of the exposed populations."
The DOE report also concluded that "The dual purpose of what is now a DOE medical program has led to a view by the Marshallese that they were being used as 'guinea pigs' in a 'radiation experiment.'"
Three U.S. Navy ships were used in the project: USS Nicholas, USS Renshaw, andUSS Philip. The primary study of the Marshallese was terminated around 75 days after the time of exposure. In July 1954 a meeting at the Division of Biology at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission decided to complete 6- and 12-month followup exposure studies, some of which were later written up as addendums to Project 4.1.
The Castle Bravo fallout plume spread dangerous levels of radiation over an area over 100 miles long, including inhabited islands.
Some Marshallese have alleged that the exposure of the Marshallese was premeditated. In 1972, Micronesian Representative Ataji Balos charged at the Congress of Micronesia that the exposure during Bravo was purposeful so that the AEC could develop medical capabilities for treating those exposed to fallout during nuclear war, and charged that the Marshallese were chosen because of their marginal status in the world at large.
According to a U.S. internal transcription of Balos' talk, Balos alleged that "The U.S. chose to make guinea pigs out of our people because they are not white but some brown natives in some remote Pacific islands. Medical treatment that Rongelapese and Utrikese have been receiving is also highly questionable." The AEC issued a staff comment denying these charges.
In 1994, a 1953 Castle Bravo program prospectus was found which included reference to Project 4.1 apparently written before the Bravo shot had occurred. The U.S. government responded that someone had gone back into the project list after the Bravo test to insert Project 4.1; thus, according to the U.S. government, the acts were not premeditated.
All other U.S. documents point to Project 4.1 having been established after the Bravo testâmost sources point to its having been organized on March 7, 1954. The final Project 4.1 report began in its preface with the statement that "Operation CASTLE did not include a biomedical program" (it mentions this in discussing the ad hoc nature by which the project personnel were assembled).
All official and mainstream historical accounts of the Bravo test indicate that its high level of fallout was a result of a miscalculation in relation to itsdesign and was not deliberate (see the Castle Bravo article for more information on the alleged accident).
Barton C. Hacker, the official historian of U.S. nuclear testing exposures (who is, in the end, very critical of the U.S. handling of the Bravoincident), characterized the controversy in the following way:
In March 1954, the AEC had quickly decided that learning how the Marshallese victims of Castle Bravo responded to their accidental exposure could be of immense medical and military value.
Immediate action centered on seeing them evacuated and decontaminated, then cared for medically. But studies of their exposures and aftereffects also began. That effort became project 4.1 in the Castle experimental program. This unfortunate choice of terminology may help explain later charges that the AEC had deliberately exposed the Marshallese to observe the effects.
Like the American radium dial painters of the 1920s and the Japanese of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the Marshallese of 1954 inadvertently were to provide otherwise unobtainable data on the human consequences of high radiation exposures. Findings from project 4.1 soon began to appear in print.
Photographs of exposed Marshallese studied during Project 4.1 (in this case, the photographs are showing the development and healing of neck lesions).
Controversy continues however, fed by the legacy of mistrust sown by American nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, which involved relocating hundreds of people and rendering several atolls uninhabitable.
While most sources do not think that the exposure was intentional, there is no dispute that the United States did carefully study the exposed Marshallese, but never obtained informed consent from the study subjects.
This study of the Marshallese was in some cases beneficial for their treatment, and in other cases not. In these ways, the study of the exposed Marshallese reflects the same ethical lapses as were undertaken in other aspects of the secret human radiation experiments conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1940s and 1950s, which came to light only after the end of the Cold War.
According to the Final Project 4.1 report, the Bravo test exposed 239 Marshallese on the Utirik, Rongelap, and Ailinginae Atolls to significant level of radiation, and 28 Americans stationed on the Rongerik Atoll were also exposed. Those on the Rongelap Atoll were the most seriously affected, receiving approximately 175 rads of radiation before they were evacuated.
Those on Ailinginae received 69 rads, those on Utirik received 14 rads, and the Americans on Rongerik received an average dose of 78 rads. Most of those exposed showed signs of radiation sickness.. within a few days effects of significant radiation exposure manifested: loss of hair and significant skin damage, including "raw, weeping lesions", among the Rongelap and Ailinginae groups.
For the first decade after the test....miscarriages and stillbirths among exposed Rongelap women doubled in the first five years after the accident.
In the decades that followed the effects of radiation were undeniable. Children began to suffer disproportionately from thyroid cancer (due to exposure to radioiodines), and almost a third of those exposed developed neoplasms by 1974.
"Under our current law, a suspected terrorist on the FBI's No-Fly List can't board an airplane -- but they can still legally purchase guns and explosives.
This loophole, known as the âTerror Gap,â is a threat to public safety that Congress needs to address immediately.
The events in Boston last week reminded us that people on the FBI's terrorist watch lists -- such as Tamerlan Tsarnaev -- can be extremely dangerous.
We donât yet know how Tsarnaev purchased his gun, but we do know that people on the FBI's terrorist watch lists tried to buy guns and explosives 1,453 times between February 2004 and December 2010.1
Suspected terrorists should be prohibited from purchasing guns and explosives just like felons, domestic abusers, and the severely mentally ill. And we should require a criminal background check for all gun sales to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
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For more than five years, legislation -- originally drafted by the Bush Administration -- has been pending in Congress that would close the Terror Gap. But the NRA has fought to keep this dangerous loophole open.
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Germany added more solar panels in one month, than the US did in ONE YEAR. Nearly 1/3 of Germany power output is handled by bottoms up solar energy during the middle of the day. The transition to a 100% renewable energy nation is in process. The US is way behind, and falling further behind every day, with a myopic focus on monopolistic top down controlled oil, gas and nuclear power.
(NaturalNews) One hundred percent of the new electric generating capacity added to the US power grid in March came from solar power, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) report.
The report notes that a total of 44 MW of capacity were added from a total of seven projects in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey and North Carolina.
Notably, the FERC report tracks only utility-scale solar power, which is designed to be distributed through the power grid by utility companies much like traditionally sourced power. The report does not include rooftop systems for individual homes and businesses ("distributed capacity").
According to the Old Testament, which defines all of the 'rules' of traditional marriage, the above examples are all of the ways that couples can be married in a 'traditional' way. Don't believe the above? Get a copy of the Bible and look it up. There is a LOT of really kinky as well as genocidal stuff going on in the Old Testament. But decide for yourself, without someone 'interpreting' the Bible for you.
If you read the above and find out it is really all there, what happens to the dogmatic theory that gays cannot be married and have families, because it would 'threaten' the traditional marriage meaning according to the Bible?
According to the Bible and this 'traditional' marriage meaning, getting divorced and remarrying is not allowed. Having sex, kids and/or living as a single person is also not allowed. These non traditional 'exceptions' should all be stoned to death. If we go with this 'traditional' marriage definition, no one would be left alive in the good ol USA.
The above explains why the New Testament exists. It also explains why JC, Buddha and other saints, sages and great spiritual masters teach what they do..
The great saints and sages teach their followers to not judge others, forgive everyone, and to love everyone. They all teach that everyone should love God and a neighbor, (even if they are gay or a Muslim), no exceptions. The belief in a traditional marriage is about the same as a girl believing that a prince riding a white horse will come to a castle and sweep her away, so that she can live happily ever after with a prince. How often does that happen? Almost never. Wouldn't you agree that it may be better to not worry about or judge what other people are doing or not doing in their bedrooms, or in their castles? Maybe we can agree that it is best to focus on finding own happiness, peace and joy inside?
What is the difference between bailing out or helping people at the bottom, or giving corporate welfare to the top 1%? The example of Iceland, compared to the US, provides us with a good comparison.
"Nobel prize winning economist Joe Stiglitz notes: What Iceland did was right. It would have been wrong to burden future generations with the mistakes of the financial system.
Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman writes: What [Iceland's recovery] demonstrated was the â¦ case for letting creditors of private banks gone wild eat the losses....A funny thing happened on the way to economic Armageddon: Icelandâs very desperation made conventional behavior impossible, freeing the nation to break the rules.Where everyone else bailed out the bankers and made the public pay the price, Iceland let the banks go bust and actually expanded its social safety net. Where everyone else was fixated on trying to placate international investors, Iceland imposed temporary controls on the movement of capital to give itself room to maneuver.
What Iceland did instead of taking the homes of people away, was to forgive the debts of those homes that were underwater. Most of the bailout money went to people at the bottom, and those at the top who caused the crisis through derivatives, went to jail.
People kept making house payments, and kept living in communities, and they kept their jobs. The fabric of society was not ripped apart. The problem was solved, and their financial house is in much better shape now.
In the USA, the banksters who caused the financial crisis got rewarded, and no one went to jail. All of the taxpayer funded bailout money went to the top 1%, and none of it trickled down. The total debts increased, and the total debt burden is now larger than it was before, so the problem actually got worse. The fabric of society is being ripped apart in the USA, as millions of homes were and still are being taken away from people. Millions of people and families got tossed into the street. Millions of people lost their jobs and were left destitute and without any help, from anyone.
The Republican and Democratic parties represents corporations these days. They think that helping corporations and the 1% at the top is fine. They do not NOT believe in helping PEOPLE at the bottom. They think helping people instead of corporations is 'evil' somehow, because that would lead to an evil 'Socialism'. Anything social is evil and anything government is evil. They want to drown both of these things.
Guess what? Government is the people. People vote for government representatives. If Republicans and Democrats think government is so evil, they should abolish the political parties they belong to and go home.
Government is town hall meetings. Government is roads, bridges, military, parks, rivers, schools, fire departments, police, and yes, government workers who keep all of this running.
Can we do without all of these things? We could go back to the cave man days, with no police force, no military, no fire department, and maybe that is what people want. Just keep voting in the Republicans and Democrats and we will probably end up there, as they keep trying to get rid of all of these things, while refusing to help the people who they are supposed to represent.
Vote Green Party. It is the only political party that does not take corporate donations. What kind of country would we have if our representatives actually thought about seven future generations, instead of their corporate masters and short term greed?
From the video above; "the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. They claimed that it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. This legislation in fact outlawed any registry, plain and simple, right there in the text."
It seems that it is no longer about debating bills. It seems that it is no longer about saving kids lives. It seems that it is no longer about weighing the pros and cons of any particular issue that affects our communities, our families and our children. It is no longer about freedom and democracy. 90% of the public wanted this law passed. But that did not matter.
It seems to be all about getting money to be re-elected, because enough money seems to be all it takes to create a fake reality in the two weeks before an election, so that people will vote for the 'chosen' one that huge corporations back with huge $$$'s.
It seems to be all about saving the fake reality created by 30 gun manufacturers, so that they can keep selling mass shooters as many guns, as much ammo and and as many bullets as they want.
Of course, these senators will more than likely claim that they never read the bill, so they cannot be held responsible for understanding it, or even for their vote.. They say that a lot these days.
Many politicians will actually come right out and say in public that most bills coming before them are never read before being voted on. So what are these legislators actually doing, other than trolling for money, like some street hooker?
90% of legislators pass legislation with no debate, while not even reading the bills that they are voting on.
Who is telling them to vote on these bills that they do not read? What kind of money is behind the scenes, pulling the strings to buy off the votes of these political prostitutes, who sell votes for blood money?
The support for lone super SWAT style armed assassins bent on taking out people in kindergardens, theatres, and colleges seems to be almost unlimited in the halls of Congress.
Guess what? These 30 gun manufacturers and those that support them got their wish. The mass killers are still on the prowl. Any crazy loon can still go out and buy a military assault rifle, arm himself to the teeth and go assassinate a bunch of people with absolutely no background check at all.
The hounds of death and suffering are loosed. Human blood sport is what they want, and human blood spurting at the rate of 30,000 people a year is what they will continue to get. Congratulations. Enjoy the blood stained money. Good luck with that.
When law makers just rubber stamp whatever the huge corporations and their lobbyists say they want, without reading the bills, what do we call that? Is that democracy?
If only corporations get what they want, but taxpayers get reamed, shafted and get more of the bill for the messes that these corporations create, what does that say about not just democracy, but also capitalism in general?
Fascism is a form of government where corporations control the government and daily life. Ordinary citizens have little or no role. Are we heading there? Are we there already? What do you think?
If this does not get you mad and willing to do something, like voting for someone who does not take corporate money, then the US is basically just a corporate colony, controlled by the 1%. Voting for the Dualopoly is voting for corporate speak.
All that is left is the vote and freedom of speech. Use it or lose it. Guess what? Only the Green Party does not take corporate money.
Would you believe that US soldiers are being beaten and/or are punished for not accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior? This is one those hidden things that is not featured on the mass media corporate owned news... Shocking results of research done around fundamentalist religion and their influence inside the US military has turned up some rather amazing things..
For God and Country, by James E. Parco, PhD., Key Findings
â¢ Institutional support for fundamentalist, evangelical Christianity in the military has spread and entrenched since September 11, 2001, beginning in haste during the Bush administration and remaining unchallenged by the Obama administration.
â¢ Religious proselytizing and evangelizing have become most prevalent in three areas: Military training and education programs; While deployed overseas; Among leadership echelons, speciï¬cally the ofï¬cer corps.
â¢ Many of the military's civilian overseers, along with many in the military's commissioned leadershipâto include ï¬ag ofï¬cers, speaking on duty and in uniformâhave repeatedly couched the American military's civic and global role, and American military operations themselves, in the language of Christian religious crusades.
â¢ Air Force training programs for Nuclear Missile Launch Ofï¬cers featured Christian ethical justiï¬cations for the use of nuclear weapons and quotes from historical ï¬gures lauding morality guided speciï¬cally by the Bible.
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