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All Earth Beings Are Being Called Upon. . . Arise… Violet Overgrow is Calling You…

April 19, 2018

For Starts We’ve Got To End This Worldwide

And Deadly Nuclear Power Industry!

 

[Email from Jack Nounan]

As a  7.3 earthquake is reported off their shores, as usual Japan tops the week in the news with an announcement for plans to restart 3 more reactors . . . with more protests and new scandals.

Japanese and US nuclear experts warn that another earthquake

hitting Fukushima could spark a disaster 10 times the scale of Chernobyl, the situation inside Fukushima reactor number four is precarious.

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3532725.htm

What is it we have become among these severest

of limited industrial and dominant choices

of our personal freedoms?

In the gloom of this pool, a 1,331 highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel assemblies each containing dozens of rods,  contains 5,000 times more cesium than was released by the Hiroshima bomb and the pool is just hanging there. We don’t know when it could collapse, five storeys above the ground next to the reactor, the reactor building looking now like a hydrogen explosion blew it apart. The blast tore off the roof and caused a reinforced wall of the fuel pool to bulge by up to 3.5 centimetres, the hundreds of tonnes of spent fuel, until this month its only protection from the elements by a white plastic sheet. Some nuclear experts warn Japan is literally playing with fire.

HIROAKI KOIDE: If there’s a crack in the pool and water drains out, the fuel rods will be exposed. It will then be impossible to cool the fuel. So if an accident happens, 10 times more cesium than has already been released by the Fukushima meltdown will go into the atmosphere. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, Tokyo could become uninhabitable.

As soon as possible, those fuel rods should be removed. Earthquakes are striking almost every day around the Fukushima plant…This warning is echoed by international nuclear safety experts, among them, Robert Alvarez, a former advisor to the US Secretary of Energy.

ROBERT ALVAREZ: You have a very, very large concentration of radioactivity where the only thing that keeps that radioactivity from being released through a catastrophic fire is a pool of water. That pool is 100 feet off the ground in a structurally damaged building in a high-risk earthquake zone. I mean, what more you can be worried about?

MARK WILLACY: Ever since the meltdowns, TEPCO has maintained a veil of secrecy over what’s happening at Fukushima. But one man has managed to penetrate it. Tomohiko Suzuki is a rarity in Japanese journalism: a reporter prepared to put his health on the line to get to the truth.

TOMOHIKO SUZUKI, JOURNALIST (voiceover translation): When I went undercover as a worker at the Fukushima plant, I wore protection gear, but over my sleeve I wore this watch, which has a secret camera inside.

It’s about new purpose arising out of seeing through

our fixes of fettered, severely controlling and contrived

gov/corp. social, economic political vises!

MARK WILLACY: With his secret camera watch and other hidden devices, Suzuki recorded life inside the Fukushima plant. Working next to the reactor four building, he was shocked by what he was told about the fuel pool 30 metres above him.

TOMOHIKO SUZUKI (voiceover translation): I spoke to a worker who helped reinforce the reactor four building. He said the spent fuel pool has vast amounts of heavy water in it and that the steel support frames were damaged, but he told me that the reinforcement of the pool was jerry-rigged, so if a typhoon or a tornado hits, it will be dangerous.

Meanwhile TEPCO says the fuel pool can withstand the next big earthquake, but I can’t believe this.

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LONDON REPORT: A new report by tax researchers estimates the amount of black money deposited by ‘global super-rich elite’ in offshore accounts is as much as 13 trillion pounds –

equivalent of the combined GDP of the US and Japan.

According to Henry’s calculations, 6.3 trillion pounds of assets is owned by only 0.001 per cent of the world’s population – a tiny class of the mega-rich.

This reveals a staggering inequality, far worse than official statistics show, as politicians still rely on trickle-down to transfer wealth to poorer people. Nonsense!  It’s incorrigible and works only for the greedy!

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Fuku Kids Unwitting Radioactive Guinea Pigs

Fukushima – Local Children Unwitting (and Unwilling) Radioactive Guinea Pigs

by John C.K. Daly l Oil Price.com

Seventeen months after the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s six-reactor complex at its Fukushima Daiichi, discussions continue about the possible effects of the radiation “dusting” the prefecture’s inhabitants received, and their consequences.

Far outside most media coverage, 2012 is shaping up to be the media battleground between the massed proponents of the ongoing ‘safety’ of nuclear power, as opposed to a motley coalition of environmentalists, renegade nuclear scientists and anti-nuclear opponents, largely bereft of media contact.

The 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami double punch that effectively destroyed Tokyo Electric Power Company’s power plant complex has effectively become the newest “ground zero” in the debate over nuclear power. Advocates pro and con debate the implications of everything from the amount of damage to the release of radionuclides to the long term health effects on the Japanese population.

All sides in the debate are playing for massive stakes, with the Japanese government and the nuclear industry broadly indicating the issue is under control. Accordingly, every issue from the amount of radiation released to the long term health consequences of the Fukushima disaster are subject to acrimonious debate.

What is it we have become among these severest

of limited industrial and dominant choices?

Quite aside from Japan’s multi-billion dollar investment

in civilian nuclear energy, dating back to the 1960s,

there remains the issues of Fukushima’s radioactive debris

of  polluting their neighbors.

That said, there is an involuntary irradiated “test” Fukushima group monitored since March 2011 displaying disturbing health abnormalities that may ultimately decide the debate, should the global media report it, forcing governments to debate its consequences.

The issue of nuclear radiation on human health cites besides Fukushima the August 1945 U.S nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the April 1986 explosion of the Chernobyl reactor complex in Ukraine, but in reality, there are no comparisons to evaluate Fukushima.

In contrast, Fukushima Daiichi has been like a suppurating wound,

leaching radionuclides into the environment since March 2011,

and since then furious arguments have swirled about

not only how much radiation Fukushima released,

but the potential long term health consequences.

Only two months ago TEPCO stated that the Fukushima debacle may have released twice as much radioactivity than Japan’s government initially estimated.

That said, scientists do have a well defined test group – the population of Fukushima Prefecture surrounding the stricken NPP.

And the sixth report of the Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, which was released in April, revealed after the survey examined 38,114 local children that 36 percent of Fukushima children have abnormal thyroid growths.

The Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey revealed

that 13,460 children, or 35.3 percent, had thyroid cysts or nodules

up to 0.197 inches long growing on their thyroids and 0.5 percent

of the children had growths larger than 0.197 inches.

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), thyroid problems from nuclear events occur when radioactive iodine is leaked into the atmosphere and thyroid cells that absorb too much of this radioactive iodine may become cancerous, with children being particularly susceptible.

Who cares about such an arcane issue? Well, the National Institute of Radiological Sciences conclusions refute the government’s assertion that Japanese children in effect received zero thyroid radiation doses from Fukushima.

Re Fukushima children’s health, the news just gets better. Two months ago Tokyo Shinbum reported that 60 percent of Fukushima children under 12 have tested positive for diabetes, according to Dr. Miura, the director of Iwase’s general hospital.

Because the Strontium-90 radioactive isotope quickly decays to become Yttrium-90, which can concentrate in the pancreas, causing pancreatic cancer or diabetes.

It might do worse than to follow the advice of Australian pediatrician Dr. Helen Caldicott, who after observing that; “It is extremely rare to find cysts and thyroid nodules in children,” and added that “you would not expect abnormalities to appear so early – within the first year or so – therefore one can assume that they must have received a high dose of (radiation)” before concluding, “it is impossible to know, from what (Japanese officials) are saying, what these lesions are.”

Calidcott also noted that Japanese officials are not sharing the ultrasound results with foremost experts of thyroid nodules in children before noting, “The data should be made available. And they should be consulting with international experts ASAP. And the lesions on the ultrasounds should all be biopsied and they’re not being biopsied. And if they’re not being biopsied then that’s ultimate medical irresponsibility. Because if some of these children have cancer and they’re not treated they’re going to die.”

What is it we have become among these despicable

and limited industrial and dominant choices?

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Incoming Reports:

Only touching upon a few of the major stories being released!

* Iraq:    The war that were told Obama ended! Last week, it suffered in one day 29 bombing attacks in 19 cities, killing 111 civilian and wounding another 235. The war is over?!  The same day, Syria’s bloodbath consumed about the same number of innocents. But Iraq was “down the page” from Syria, buried “below the fold”, as we journalists say; because, of course we gave freedom to Iraq….

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-syrian-war-of-lies-and-hypocrisy-7985012.html

* MARIKANA, South Africa (AP)    – Thousands of angry South African workers met Tuesday on a rocky cliff within sight of their platinum mine shuttered by violent protests, shouting demands for more pay, the rage involves longtime struggles and low pay faced by miners an ages long tragedy of human deprivation and corporate greed, a nation whose economy depends on cheap labor pulling precious minerals from the ground.  Police, working with the industry have already killed up to ten. t

* SANTIAGO, Chile:    Hundreds of students occupied high schools and blocked traffic in Chile’s capital on Tuesday to demand education reform. Police in riot gear evicted students from several schools but at least seven remained occupied. Changes demanded would fundamentally overhaul a school system privatized since the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

Mass demonstrations initially raised expectations over poor quality public schools, expensive private universities, unprepared teachers and bank education loans at high interest rates most Chileans can’t afford.

*  Europe’s Economic Suicide:   Saturday The Times reported a growing phenomenon in Europe: “suicide by economic crisis,” people taking their own lives in despair over unemployment and business failure, a heartbreaking story, much about the apparent determination of European leaders to commit economic suicide for the Continent as a whole,

European leaders  failed policies and ideas. It’s getting harder and harder to believe that anything will get them to change course.

Consider Spain, now the epicenter of the crisis. Never mind talk of recession, it’s a full-on depression, with the overall unemployment rate at 23.6 percent, comparable to America at the depths of the Great Depression, and the youth unemployment rate over 50 percent. This can’t go on .

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Seeing through

these controlling and contrived social, economic political vices!

What is it we have become?

All Earth Beings Are Being Called Upon

To Rise Up!

Reported on by . . .

Communities For Justice and Peace, Humboldt.Co. Ca.

Sending  out  reports  and research studies, exposing media bias,

holding government  accountable to “The People!”

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Demand a Better World

April 27, 2011

Why NOT? It is our generations destiny to remake the world into a better place to live. Sadly, the greed freaks have taken over and are destroying our lovely planet in their endless pursuit of profit… The French have a word for it… Guillotine… read more at: gregvanderlaan.com

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demand-a-better-world

Second Growth Redwood Forest Haiku

April 26, 2011

Between the stumps in the redwood forest

There is a sunny spot

where the ferns grow.

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People used to log responsibly, cutting 1 of 10 trees.

Ron Paul for President 2012

April 25, 2011

I voted for Obama but will not do so again. I’m not happy with all these wars… The USA  has invaded Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Supposedly, the war in Iraq is over yet thousands of American soldiers remain…

I believe Ron Paul would do a better job…

Mom told me…

April 12, 2009

“It won’t kill you to ride the BUS…”

And she was right! I rode the bus and did not die…

So here I am years later… During the last year the price of gas just went sky high and I got angry. It all seemed to be an artificial squeeze on the general public by the super rich and so I decided to just say no. I find that it is possible for me to get to work and back with a single bus ride. That makes it a practical alternative to driving my own car. There were some unexpected blessings. First, there is a great sense of relief when I get on the bus. I feel at that instant that I am not the responsible adult. Someone else is the responsible adult. If there is a bus crash, so what! It’s not my fault. If I was driving, I am the person that has to pay attention. I am the person that is in charge of listening to the engine for strange sounds… and so on and so on…. When I drive, I am constantly alert and looking for other drivers that could crash into me. So, as a bus rider, I am able to close my eyes and dream or plan art projects or compose lyrics… total freedom… for 45 minutes… also, I get to cruise by the boats at Eureka’s harbor and admire them… also, I get to chat with my fellow riders or evesdrop on their conversations. It introduced me to a totally different class of people and their world. Expanding my horizons…

“The bus came by and I got on,

That’s when it all began…

There was cowboy Neil, at the wheel,

Of a bus to never-never land” -Jerry Garcia

I almost always sing the song when I see the bus arriving… This was one of the Grateful Dead’s Best songs… called “The Other One” It featured about one minute of lyrics and 30 minutes of abstract jazz/space/drums/crazy noise… OH YEAH! It sings of Cowboy Neil Cassidy driving Ken Kesey’s magic bus named “Furthur”

So, get on the bus…

The Beatles took a Magical Mystery Tour on a bus and so did The Who…

“The Magic Bus”

Eco-Festival in Arcata April 25th HSU.

March 30, 2009

More info about the SLAMFEST at their official website…

http://www.myspace.com/hsuslamfest

Here is a picture of the Samba Parade band performing. Come dance with these people… it’s really fun…

all-species-parade

Earthday: Every Day…

March 30, 2009

To celebrate Earthday, here in Arcata, California we have a music/ecology festival. The event features booths explaining appropriate technology and how to build it. Calypso music and Samba Parade. This artwork is available for sale as a mousepad on my store: http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan*

Earthday: Polar co-ordinate distort on photo of the whole earth.

Earthday: Polar co-ordinate distort on photo of the whole earth.

I hope YOUR town has a fun event to celebrate the birthdat of the Earth!


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