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Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

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Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

 

We’ve documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to Tokyo for a year and a half.  See this, this, this, this, this and this.

Unfortunately, as the following recent headlines from Ene News show, things are only getting worse:

  • Tokyo getting 5 times more radioactive fallout than prefectures closer to Fukushima

And we’ve previously noted that the radiation will spread worldwide (by water and air). For example:

A new study says that the West Coast will get slammed with radioactive cesium starting in 2015 

American Sailors Sue Tepco for Lying about Fukushima

Preface:  Before you get too mad at the Japanese, remember that the U.S. government and nuclear industry are just as bad.  And America is largely dictating Japanese nuclear policy.

Courthouse News Service reports:

Eight crew members of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, whose home port is San Diego, sued the Tokyo Electric Power Co. in Federal Court.

 

They claim the utility company, “a wholly owned public benefit subsidiary of the government of Japan,” misrepresented radiation levels to lull the U.S. Navy “into a false sense of security.”

 

Lead plaintiff Lindsay R. Cooper claims Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) intentionally concealed the dangerous levels of radiation in the environment from U.S. Navy rescue crews working off the coast of Japan after the March 10, 2011 earthquake and tsunami set off the nuclear disaster.

 

“TEPCO pursued a policy to cause rescuers, including the plaintiffs, to rush into an unsafe area which was too close to the FNPP [Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant] that had been damaged. Relying upon the misrepresentations regarding health and safety made by TEPCO … the U.S. Navy was lulled into a false sense of security,” the complaint states.

 

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Six of the eight plaintiffs worked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier; two worked in air contamination or the “air department.” One sued also on behalf of her infant daughter.

 

Japan called the relief effort Operation Tomadachi.

 

The complaint states: “Defendant TEPCO and the government of Japan, conspired and acted in concert, among other things, to create an illusory impression that the extent of the radiation that had leaked from the site of the FNPP was at levels that would not pose a threat to the plaintiffs, in order to promote its interests and those of the government of Japan, knowing that the information it disseminated was defective, incomplete and untrue, while omitting to disclose the extraordinary risks posed to the plaintiffs who were carrying out their assigned duties aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.” [Even an official Japanese inquiry found "collusion between the government, the regulators and Tepco"]

 

It adds: “Defendant represented and warranted that the levels of contamination to which the plaintiffs would be exposed were less than harmful to them and that their presence during ‘Operation Tomadachi’ would not cause any different or greater harm to them than they may have experienced on missions in the past. …

 

“At all times relevant times, the defendant, TEPCO, was aware that exposure to even a low dose of radiation creates a danger to one’s health [that's true] and that it is important to accurately report actual levels.

 

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And, they say: “Defendants had actual and/or constructive knowledge of the properties of radiation that would ensure that, once released into the environment, radiation would spread further and in concentrations that would cause injury to the plaintiffs.”

 

The plaintiffs claim the government deliberately misled them: “the Japanese government kept representing that there was no danger of radiation contamination to the U.S.S. Reagan … and/or its crew, that ‘everything is under control,’ ‘all is OK, you can trust us,’ and there is ‘no immediate danger’ or threat to human life, all the while lying through their teeth about the reactor meltdowns at FNPP. [While the Japanese government hid radiation from its own people, it purportedly did share it with the U.S. military.]

 

“Such reports were widely circulated with the defendant, TEPCO’s, organization at the time it was published, despite the fact that the defendant knew that higher levels of radiation existed within the area whereat the plaintiffs and their vessel would be and were operating.”

 

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“According to then-existing data uniquely known to the defendant at the time, the plaintiffs’ consequent exposure to radiation within their zone of operation, then indicated that radiation levels had already reached levels exceeding the levels of exposure to which those living the same distance from Chernobyl experienced who subsequently developed cancer,” the complaint states. [Yup.]

 

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The sailors say they “face additional and irreparable harm to their life expectancy, which has been shortened and cannot be restored to its prior condition.”

But surely the Japanese government and Tepco are on top of things now …

Not exactly:

 

 

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Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:07 | 3098632 Toolshed
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You should go work for TEPCO. They are actively searching for clueless idiots just like you.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 09:01 | 3098537 lolmao500
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And you know what's funny? There's more pro-nuclear politicians right now than before the Japanese election.

And even funnier, the minister of health is ALSO the minister of nuclear energy! LOL!

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 09:16 | 3098548 Element
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Noticed Lapri's been getting a bit exasperated of late. No one gives a shit about how seriously contaminated Japan is. It's a pity the main fallout cloud didn't drift over Sakhalin, as the Russians would have pissed-off quick and left it to them. The Russians know chronic radiation exposure is bad shit.

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 #Radioactive Japan Under LDP: Shintaro Ishihara's Son to Become Minister of the Environment and Minister for Nuclear Plants
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:54 | 3098528 Joshua Falken
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USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

 

On nuclear-powered vessels they monitor radiation levels continually.

 

These opportunistic pricks should be sueing the US Navy as they absolutely knew the level of radiation present and deliberately put their staff at risk, but the probability of judicial sucess in US Courts is zero.  So go an earn a bucket load of fees for fat sweaty avaricious lawyers by sueing an evil foreigner and get it heard in the USA so you are guaranteed sucess (just ask Samsung).

 

Paople don't respect bullies, they fear them and eventually find a way to have nothing to do with them.  The USA urgently needs to review how it treats the outside world as we are fed up with your shit.

Sueing everybody for everything is an insidious American disease and one of your worse ever exports

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 16:05 | 3099688 aerojet
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I don't think Navy personnel can sue the Navy.  Well, maybe they can.  It just seems like it would be an obvious right you would sign away when being inducted into the service.  After all, personnel can be killed in wars and families can't sue the government over that, right?

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:20 | 3099219 Goner
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If I remember right, when you sign up you forfit many of your rights. One of them is the right to sue your employer (the US Gov) I have not kept up to date on this but read about it as it relates to asbestoes from the Military

http://www.armytimes.com/community/ask_lawyer/military_askthelawyer_1202...

The only option was to sue Japan I beleive. But I assume if the case moves forward Japan would have to disclose what they told the US (not that it would matter)

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:33 | 3098895 lakecity55
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You can also bet any subs we have are capable of detecting higher BG radiation, as well.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:59 | 3098980 old naughty
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Why was CVN-76 sent there in the first place?

Could it be that the Amrka ruling class didn't know the risk?

Or, could there be another agenda? (Rumor has that it was sent to check out the stockpile in another location?)

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 12:52 | 3099128 Freddie
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Supposedly they went there for either:

1. They had some cooling pumps or coolant.

2. There was some weapons grade plutonium they picked up.

3. Something else.

Hillary was involved in this.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:23 | 3098666 Non Passaran
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Excellent points

The idiot GW didn't realize that in course of his "research"

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:52 | 3098525 q99x2
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After the China/US controlled nuclear exchange it won't seem that bad.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:48 | 3098519 Stud Duck
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10 to 20 particles of cessium 137 found in air filter of cars after a year of sucking air into the engine, samples taken all over the US and the MSM has not mentioned anything about it.

Makes you wonder who is scripting their programs. I would love to see all those talking heads meeting in a cancer unit a few years from now, talking about how their kids got that ugly thyroid cancer!

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:39 | 3099270 goldfish1
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Makes you wonder who is scripting their programs.

You are? Why? It's the nameless faceless unmentioned overlords.

Sadly, and I say sadly because he could have been a powerful force for good, Bush Sr., one of the named and faced henchmen. is leaving this world a more fukked up place as a result of his efforts.

Each one of us has the power to change our world. Be the hundreth monkey.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 14:34 | 3099450 Things that go bump
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Yes, but at least he is leaving.  I hope he lingers a while.  

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 09:30 | 3098550 Widowmaker
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Much worse than your car getting leukemia, California is radiation valley

http://www.enviroreporter.com/2012/08/no-place-to-hide-fukushima-fallout...

Money scripts their broken programs, nothing else.  MSM journalism is dead except if you are a faggot, Kardashian or liberal fucktard.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:14 | 3098647 taxpayer102
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Online Stars & Stripes (stripes.com) has no article about crewmembers of the USS Reagan suing TEPCO.  Plenty of MSM news from the Washington Post, El Lay Times, even one from USA Today titled 'US gun-control poll: Most want stricter laws' :-)

 

Sat, 12/29/2012 - 06:13 | 3104338 Oldrepublic
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Question for navy guys: is the internet censored? Some sites blocked?

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:36 | 3098503 Navymugsy
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US Navy shipmates: In case you didn't know this, you are a commodity to be used by the US Government. You'll go where they tell you to go and you'll do what they tell you to do. Case closed unfortunately.

Sat, 12/29/2012 - 06:09 | 3104335 Oldrepublic
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Kissenger: "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:11 | 3098641 Beam Me Up Scotty
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"It adds: “Defendant represented and warranted that the levels of contamination to which the plaintiffs would be exposed were less than harmful to them and that their presence during ‘Operation Tomadachi’ would not cause any different or greater harm to them than they may have experienced on missions in the past. …"

Exactly.  Since every "mission" might be dangerous enough to die from, being exposed to too much radiation is just another duty.  They should be glad that they didn't die johnny on the spot.  They are lucky, since they get to live longer than someone who dies doing their "duty" to a roadside bomb.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:35 | 3098502 Cult of Criminality
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George

Where does the U.N. and NATO stand on this issue of Fukishima ?

It seems this would totally overide any carbon bullshit.

Fukushima,Depleted uranium all throughout the middle east,Residuals from atomic testing around the world,leaking reactors all over the world,fracking up the water supply, injecting toxic chemicals,Chemtrails,geo engineering in secret,HAARP,Cern,toxic GMO food,toxic vaccines,Flouride,salt water intrusion,Self replicating DNA,Oil and toxic chemical soup in all the oceans and rivers,loss of atmosphere due to ozone holes,Earth slowing in rotation reducing magnetosphere protection to the planet,U.S Air Force owning the weather manipulation and climate control well before 2025 as it is obviously in operation.

Why would any intelligent soul think their governments and banking cartel cares about them ?

Why is the CDC,WHO,Greenpeace and all these enviromentalists mum ?

What happened to all the GAIA supporters ?

Why do I have to pay a income tax(or any tax) that, the tax does not go to what it is supposed to pay for but goes to the killing of humanity ?

At the same time the governments want to strip people of all their defenses.

Only makes sense that there must be an agenda.We all should know what that is, just by intuition.

Appreciate your writings George and I also visit you at Global Research

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 09:55 | 3098610 flattrader
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>>>Greenpeace and all these enviromentalists mum ?<<<

They have hardly been mum.  They MSM does not want to hear it.

nirs.org, one of the oldest anti-nuke groups in the U.S., has been on top of this since day one.

In the early days of the disaster, Greenpeace was monitoring and reporting results as best they could with limited access, personnel and equipment.

>>>Why is the CDC,WHO,...mum?<<<

You know why.  They are government controlled.  Get a clue.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:38 | 3098703 flattrader
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Greenpeace at work:

“A recent study was prepared for Greenpeace Germany by international nuclear safety expert Dr. Helmut Hirsch. Dr. Hirsch’s assessment, based on data published by the French government’s radiation protection agency (IRSN) and the Austrian government’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) found that the total amount of unstable radionuclides Iodine-131 and Caesium-137 released between March 11 and March 23 has been so high that the Fukushima crisis already equates to three INES 7 incidents.

This is why the MSM doesn't want to report what is happeneing:

Release of radiation from the stricken reactors has reached 10,000 teraBequerels (10,000 trillion Bequerels) per hour, measured for radioactive Iodine-131.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24292

“The uranium bomb which the United States dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II released 89 tera becquerels. It killed 140,000 people – many instantly, others within weeks of the blast as they succumbed to severe radiation burns.”

http://voices.yahoo.com/fukushimas-nuclear-disaster-radiation-released-was-9025493.html

So, a rough estimate is that Fukushima is spewing the equivalent of 112 Hiroshima-type nuclear bombs worth of radiation every hour, of every day.

That’s 981,120 atomic bombs a year going off worth of radiation into our biosphere.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 12:30 | 3099062 Conax
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1500 atmospheric nuclear bomb tests over the years filled the air with radiation, too.

One of my pet theories about the increase in lung cancers (while the population of smokers declines) is that they are really caused very often by fallout still wafting on the breeze.  Of course tobacco gets all the blame, even when the victims never smoked.

 

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:14 | 3099192 goldfish1
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...highly radioactive Polonium-210 contained in phosphate fertilizers is absorbed by the roots of plants and stored in its tissues; tobacco derived from plants fertilized by rock phosphates contains Polonium-210 which emits alpha radiation estimated to cause about 11,700 lung cancer deaths each year worldwide...

...Uranium is another example of a contaminant often found in phosphate fertilizers (at levels from 7 to 100 pCi/g).

Organic or grow your own...

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 17:09 | 3099837 Cathartes Aura
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grow your own, organically.

h/t ZH's americanspirit, as always

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:55 | 3098530 q99x2
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Carbon taxes are to directly fund the NWO and global corporations. Unless they really do plan to lower the temperature of the earth and drive us into an ice age faster than is already ocurring.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:23 | 3098492 dcb
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george, I love your stuff, and maybe it's part of a marketing strategy to build traffic to your site, but it drives me crazy that you reference yourself all the time. I click the link to the tepco blocking monitors, I get your site, but then a link to primary site. There are times when the statements you make don't seem to be supported by the main source, but they aren't so big I'd not consider them reasonable journalistic license for editorialization purposes. It does often double the time I have to get to the primary source. If it's part of yopur business strategy to drive traffic. Go for it.

I do rather often refer folks to your stuff

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:28 | 3098490 Element
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"… Eight crew members of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, whose home port is San Diego, sued the Tokyo Electric Power Co. in Federal Court.  They claim the utility company, “a wholly owned public benefit subsidiary of the government of Japan,” misrepresented radiation levels to lull the U.S. Navy “into a false sense of security.” …"

Is this for real? Are we really supposed to believe the USN doesn’t have a basic TV, a radio, an internet connection, or satcom link, didn't get any warning or constant updates. And that they don't have any geiger-counters or fallout sensors, on a nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed fleet? What a load of utter baloney! Three reactors exploded, radiation went through the roof, and another reactor almost collapsed, and burned, three times! And the USN didn’t know about the ever so slight possibility that maybe there might be some radiation? Oh, dah poor nayvee ... didums!

The Pentagon and Federal Govt doesn't want its' sailors to sue them directly for endangering them, so the Navy contrived a ludicrous cock-and-bull story to pass the buck back to Japan.

Dishonorable and dishonest - pathetic.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:41 | 3100751 The Heart
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Well, one thing we know for sure, they may pretend to not know, but the head puppet did know what they wanted everyone to not know and went hastily with his family to South America knowing exactly when the fallout from the March Explosion was known to be hitting the country and east coast.

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-in-south-america-nitpicking-bad-o...

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Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:13 | 3098805 fuu
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The Navy fled the scene within days.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/14/japan.us.navy.radiation/index.html

"Tests detected low levels of radioactivity on 17 U.S. Navy helicopter crew members when they returned to the USS Ronald Reagan after conducting disaster relief missions in Japan, the military said Monday.

No further contamination was detected after the crew members washed with soap and water, the Navy said."

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:30 | 3098688 GMadScientist
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Not to mention rad badges for every crewmember....they know exactly how much they're soaking up!

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:18 | 3098659 flattrader
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>>>Dishonorable and dishonest - pathetic.<<<

There's a strategy at work here with this lawsuit.

You want them to play fair?  The Nuclear Industry and the Governments that support and fund it globally don't play fair.  They are busy killing large numbers of people globally.

Play fair.  You must be joking.

If nothing else, this suit grabs a headline and raises awareness.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:10 | 3099177 goldfish1
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The game they're playing doesn't have a fairness component.

There's not even honor among theives in that game.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:08 | 3098637 Freddie
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Hillary supposedly went there after it blew and they sent the US Navy over there to bring pumps or something.    This is the cowards in the Pentagon not standing up to the usurper.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 12:50 | 3099126 Freddie
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Hilarious.  This place is still filled with Hillary and baby Allah supporters.  The people who are covering up Fukashima and who want to disarm you.  Dumb serfs.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:34 | 3098694 Enslavethechild...
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the pentagon is the usurper

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 08:06 | 3098480 Element
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think of it as a two-for-one deal

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 03:25 | 3098311 diogeneslaertius
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delicious tepco rice with mercury GM tuna

infused with an insouciant hint of deuterium-232, now generally approved as safe by all leading regulatory officials

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:42 | 3099280 Not Too Important
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"delicious tepco rice with mercury GM tuna"

Farm raised and fed with GMO cornmeal and antibiotics. Until they get loose and breed . . .

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:29 | 3098878 Son of Loki
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Better buy that California house now before those prices drop as people with young children flee from the radiation bathing the coast:

 

A new study says that the West Coast will get slammed with radioactive cesium starting in 2015 

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:40 | 3099273 Not Too Important
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"A new study says that the West Coast will get slammed with radioactive cesium starting in 2015 "

We got slammed 3-4 days after 3/11, and still coming. It's all exponential, and accumulative.

 

Total Fukushima Radiation Released Into Ocean, Air, Groundwater, Storage Tanks; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/total-fukushima-radiation-released-into.html

Fukushima Spewing Equivalent of 112 Hiroshima Nuclear Bombs Worth of Radiation Every Hour; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/fukushima-spewing-equivalent-of-112.html

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:06 | 3098629 Freddie
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I hope it gets into Nancy Pelosi's vineyards and the mansions of all the CA Dems mansions.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 15:58 | 3099670 SafelyGraze
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"I hope it gets into Nancy's pants and the mansions of all the mcmansions."

Freddie, your a moran. radiations dont discrimination between mcdonalds and burger kings.  georgaphic distances are only provide some protections. 

people drying out cancer in some countries in sweden that it got rained out.

its getting into you and also all of us are right now. 

with apologies to flattrader

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:56 | 3100801 The Heart
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It's already there...low doses do not effect reptilians as much as it does humans.

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Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:01 | 3099148 WillyGroper
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I'm sure it will avoid Mitt's new place. Probably some of that CA Repub's radiation diversion expertise.

You know, when you wish evil onto other people, you never know what will befall you first.

Freddie - the 21st century Archie Bunker

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:20 | 3099210 Freddie
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You are a moron.  Romney is a NWO RINO.  The whole election was a sham. Romney has nothing to do with this. He is aNWO fall guy and he is no conservative.

The Democrats control the CA and Federal Govt.  What are they doing about Fukashima?  Nothing.  They know.  Obama and Hillary know. Where is Jerry Brown?   Why is he not speaking up or doing anything? F-ing Libs.

GE is a libtard NWO fascist company and friend of Obama that pays no tax like Buffett and Starbucks.  All Libs.  

Moron libs like you push GFore's tax the little people GW scam.  This is 1 million times more serious than fake GW.  Where is the liberal media on Fukashima?  Crickets.  Obama and Hillary pushed to allow importation of food and other radioactive shit from Japan. This is all the Dmeocrats just like disarming the little people.  F Off.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:57 | 3099336 WillyGroper
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Why differentiate between Con & Lib? Your bias is pathetic, as there is no difference. 

All multinationals are fascist.

Liberal media? Who owns the 6 outlets of TV, radio, print media?

YOU Freddie are the moron.

So fuck you too! & have some blue fin tuna fish heads while ur at it. 

 

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:37 | 3099265 Not Too Important
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"The Democrats control the CA and Federal Govt."

No, they don't. Who controls the Democrats/Republicans? Jerry's sister works for Goldman-Sachs.

Expand your horizons, grasshopper.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:26 | 3098673 flattrader
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Freddie,

You're a moron.  Radiation doesn't discriminate between Dems and Reps.  Georgaphic distance only provides some protection.  It comes down in rain and snow.  There are still people dying of cancer in some counties in Sweden that got Chernobyl contamination in rain-out. Areas in Europe far away from Chernobyl are still hot.

It's getting into you and all of us right now.

Good luck with that you hateful fuck.

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