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Rice From Fukushima Was Served To Japanese Government Officials, And Then Something Odd Happened

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Two days ago, supposedly in an attempt to demonstrate how "contained" the radiation fallout from Fukushima was, an event was held in Tokyo to demonstrate the safety of the rice grown in the vicinity of the evacuated area around the exploded nuclear power plant according to the source, NHK. And since officials from Fukushima Prefecture said "no radioactive materials were detected in any of the harvested rice" a whopping 540 kilograms of the non-radioactive rice would be served in a government office complex in Tokyo for 9 days from Monday. We further learned that Senior Vice Environment Minister Shinji Inoue and Parliamentary Vice Environment Minister Tomoko Ukishima tasted rice balls made of the crop on the first day. Inoue said the rice tasted good especially when he thought about the great effort that went into cultivating the crop. A farmer from Kawamata Town said he will continue to cultivate rice now that he knows that it's possible to grow a tasty product if the paddy fields are properly decontaminated. He said he travelled from his temporary home to the paddy to tend the rice as it grew.

While we will avoid commenting on the "intelligence" behind this action, designed to demonstrate just how under control the Fukushima situation is (when even Tepco admitted it no longer is), especially since it takes years if not decades for radiation-induced illnesses to appear (although we do remind readers that the leader of the Fukushima explosion response team did die from Cancer in July, or just over two years after the disaster), we will note something curious.

A quick search for the original article on NHK, which we read when it came out, reveals a surprising finding: a 404 error.

This is ironic because a cached version of the same URL still exists, all the more so since the original story was picked up and syndicated by others include RT and Voice of Russia.

Which makes one wonder: is this the first instance of the government's brand new "secrecy" bill being implemented, and if so, why, of all places, in a story which is nothing but propaganda to telegraph that all is well in Fukushima and whose downside is at most the well-being (and life) of two lowly government apparatchiks.

In the meantime, if the US is importing any rice from Japan, it may want to give it the good old Geiger Counter test or two.


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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:41 | 4236356 666
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It's for your own good.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:43 | 4236372 StacksOnStacks
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We have to eat the rice to see what's in it.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:49 | 4236388 TheTmfreak
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Well played sir.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:51 | 4236405 unrulian
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If you want your rice; you can keep it

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:52 | 4236414 kliguy38
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"WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' RADIATION"..........we've got GMO.......

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:06 | 4236425 TruthInSunshine
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Fukushima Rice: The radiant rice that will make your tastebuds glow!


Get your skiis shined up
Grab a bowl of Fuk-u-Rice
The taste is gonna move ya

Move you up
Move you out
The taste is gonna move ya when you pop it in your mouth

Fuk-u-Rice- it's gonna move ya
It's got a taste that gets right through ya
Fuk-u-Rice- the taste is gonna gonna gonna move ya!!!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:11 | 4236477 Jim in MN
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Long monkey shaped Geiger counters with their hands over their eyes, ears and mouths.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:12 | 4236483 Fukushima Sam
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I'm sure the rice is just fine.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:17 | 4236497 ParkAveFlasher
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Look out Uncle Ben, this new Japanese stuff cooks itself!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:24 | 4236526 Bay of Pigs
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Moar importantly, where is fonestar this morning?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:32 | 4236564 forwardho
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Last seen rolling around in a make believe pile of B/C, softly chanting... Mine, Mine all Mine.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:39 | 4236590 Prisoners_dilemna
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he's probably fapping to this chart right as we speak.


It doubles as a graph of cancer rates from eating Japanese rice.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:40 | 4236620 Bay of Pigs
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See, I just mention his name and out they come...

Sorry, didn't mean to threadjack. Very sad to see what is going on over there.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:51 | 4236971 FEDbuster
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"You have to eat your radioactive rice" Obama 2013 

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 18:40 | 4237508 Prisoners_dilemna
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yeah I guess we're just drawn to you the same way flies are drawn to shit.


Actually I just dont appreciate your blatant thread jacking combined with the "pre-emptive strike".

BTW did you see that BTC is gonna be over one million dollars by 2018?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 21:53 | 4238407 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Prisoners dilemmania said:

BTW did you see that BTC is gonna be over one million dollars by 2018?

And in 2018, amazingly enough, that will buy you 5 gallons of gasoline, a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk, and six eggs.



Or 100 shares of Facebook.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:41 | 4236621 knukles
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Since Fuckushittinme nothing coming in is checked for radiation, nor fishies in the seas, whatever...

Eat your radiation er peas, er whatthefuckever, peasants

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:26 | 4236795 El Viejo
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I have three counters and I use them.  So far no earth shattering detection, but there does seem to be a slight increase in background radiation. 

Picture if you will a large concrete cup containing 1400 fuel rods suspended on damaged girders six stories tall just meters up hill from the ocean.  Now picture a crane operator using a crane to manually (not precisely with a computer controlled crane) to remove fuel rods one at a time knowing that if two are touched together it could be curtains. Imagine if you will this going on for over a year with no incident and without another 7.0 earthquake occurring in that timeframe.  Wonder what the Las Vegas Odds are on this???

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 15:12 | 4237059 kodachrome
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Sum ting Wong
Wi tu glo
Ho li fuk(ushima)

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 15:20 | 4237095 AbbeBrel
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"Tickling the dragon's tail" actually takes you to the page "Demon core" in Wikipedia.   



Kinda gives a new meaning to "fat tailed distribution"

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 15:51 | 4237222 Whalley World
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What a farce, look up Plumegate and hatrick penry, he has the AEC doc's from freedome of info request, showing clearly that bldng 4 is gone.

Look at photo's of #4 after the first earthquake, total destruction, now heck, its all new and shiny.  We are being bombarded here on the West Coast and Plumegate is off the radar?

Obama said there was no chance of Fuku ratiation hitting N. America.  That is very uncool.

got Dandelion?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:29 | 4236552 forwardho
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The Fukushima Treat!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:58 | 4237012 mkkby
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These government assholes...  I hope their tiny little Jap dicks fall off. 

However, I'm quite sure this publicity stunt was fake.  They ate some other rice and gave the Fuku poison to unsuspecting sheeple.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:08 | 4236732 sgorem
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Runkle Ren's Radioactive Rice cures the common sphincter itch, prostate irregularities, flatulation, dandruff, excessive ear wax, nose hair, and of course, stupidity.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:55 | 4237470 SILVERGEDDON

" You didn't grow that rice. "

Fonestar was last seen at an Amway executive meeting, begging for moar soap.

Then, he went home to stroke himself off on a pile of The Precious Bitcoins. 

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 22:51 | 4238556 TorchFire
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I will prove how holy and righteous I am by letting this poisonous viper bite me! #freakinsnakehandlers

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:13 | 4236488 Fish Gone Bad
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The Japanese newscaster who ate Fukushima food every day suddenly got unrelated cancer and died too.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:41 | 4236624 knukles
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It was unrelated cancer so it must have been unrelated to Fuckushittinme.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:35 | 4236591 Greenskeeper_Carl
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you didnt cultivate that rice, someone else made that happen

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:19 | 4236799 HulkHogan
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Are we printing moar rice? ...not literally.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 20:29 | 4238164 Flagit
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i greened, but.

i dunno, its gettin old.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:57 | 4236427 OutLookingIn
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Short rice. Long potatos.

Or, is that short long grain rice?

I' so confused!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:14 | 4236492 DeadFred
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The photo is not Japanese rice. The Fukushima region can only grow short or medium grain rice varieties, not the long grain rice shown in the bowl. The former rice breeder in me has to point this out.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:48 | 4236647 Jim in MN
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Looks like Mexican-themed ceramic (lead based paint) so that rice just has arsenic and stuff. 

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 20:28 | 4238168 Flagit
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so, if the story is bullshit, why use an accurate picture...

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:09 | 4236472 debtor of last ...
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Rice & shine bitchez!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:51 | 4236406 Headbanger
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Glow in the dark Rice Krispies are finally here!!  Neato! 

Gee, I hope they come with a magic decoder ring that glows brighter and brighter the more you eat em!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:53 | 4236420 mrdenis
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Grow in the dark .....fixed it for ya' 

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:09 | 4236470 Papasmurf
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Grow in the dark. . .

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:25 | 4236844 Lagging Indicator
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Help me out here: Does it power its own photosynthesis, or does someone just have a speech impediment?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 15:04 | 4236934 Prisoners_dilemna
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Typical American geographic/cultural ignorance on display.  :)

"Glow" is the proper Japanese pronunciation.

"Grow" is how it's pronounced IN CHINA.


So that I don't seem too harsh on the above ignoramus' I'll admit...  they all look the same to me.



"does it power its own photosynthesis"  lol  brilliant

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:37 | 4236598 halfawake
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+1000 a better analogy could not be found. you didn't eat that.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:48 | 4236386 Pooper Popper
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Ora no!!!!!!!!!!!

sum ting wong

newa vrice maka donga glow!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:55 | 4236671 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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Please do not worry.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:57 | 4236683 JuliaS
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What's the recipe for Fukushima rice balls? No recipe. You sprinkle the rice and it gathers into perfectly shaped buckyballs all by itself.

The dish tastes best when handled with beryllium chopsticks.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:34 | 4236881 msamour
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Are Bucky balls radioactive now?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:43 | 4236357 FL_Conservative
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Did they turn into Godzilla yet?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:18 | 4236792 A L I E N
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As they say, science fiction usually becomes science fact..

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:40 | 4236358 NotApplicable
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I eat nothing coming out of Japan anymore (that I'm aware of).

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:49 | 4236390 firstdivision
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(excluding women)

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:03 | 4236451 walküre
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you might want to rethink that as well

my free farmer's advice to you this morning: chicks eat fuku rice, meat au jus is contaminated

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:09 | 4236469 TruthInSunshine
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I don't eat anything that gets up & walks away.


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:16 | 4236496 Fish Gone Bad
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If one were to eat the dead, then that would make zombies... and bankers.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:25 | 4236840 TruthInSunshine
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Fish Gone Bad was more in line with what I was referring to...not you...the other fish gone  bad.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:36 | 4236895 WarPony
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Rule of thumb for meat: don't eat anything pink that doesn't moan back at you . . . like it well done.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:02 | 4236447 duckduckMOOSE
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Hmmm... Well the problem is with things like Carrageenan, a pretty universal food and product filler and additive that is made from kelp. Hard to know exactly what's in your foods and medicines-

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:05 | 4236455 booboo
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Tuna taco

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:44 | 4236360 Charles Wilson
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The Template for this story must have been the Chinese film produced in 50s that showed the Noble Chinese soldiers marching towards the nuclear blast in the background.

See,  It's actually GOOD for you!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:41 | 4236362 Trimmed Hedge
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I like my rice with a little extra glow...

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:41 | 4236363 dcj98gst
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Let them eat rice

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:15 | 4236498 Terminus C
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Just need Monsanto to develop a Radiation ReadyTM rice strain and we'll be fine.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:36 | 4236909 chdwlch1
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Get ready for the new Monsanto GLO rice strains!!!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:44 | 4236368 Big Corked Boots
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Now, if it was radioactive and GMO, that would be different...

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:35 | 4236594 daveeemc2
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Close - if it was radioactive, GMO AND grown in sewage sludge now THAT would be different indeed....

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:45 | 4236635 knukles
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... with some Red Slime thrown in for additional flavor

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:07 | 4237278 hidingfromhelis
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...and when it cross pollinates and irradiates a neighboring farmer's crops, Monsanto will sue them!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:33 | 4237366 BigJim
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I wish that was just a joke.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:48 | 4236373 Cdad
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They just don't get it.  It is just painful to watch.  I'm talking about what folks call the "global elite"...or what I call the "failed status quo."  They continue to operate as if we are all watching network broadcast television our quest for information.  I don't know ANYONE who gets information that way, anymore.  The internet has removed the filter...but these prehistoric status quo governments...just don't get it.

Feed the rice to every last politician in Japan...and quickly so.  Have them eat buckets of that we might finally rid ourselves of these failed human beings.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:55 | 4236426 Global Hunter
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Agree!  And if there's any left ship it to Ottawa, DC, London, Brussels,...

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:15 | 4236500 Griphook
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I know what you're saying.  My father-in-law, who gets ALL his news from CNN eternally blaring in his living room is so much less informed than my mother, who uses the internets to read the NYT.

Anything that doesn't come from a brick n mortar source is, to them, either suspect or non-existent.  

To both of them, Fukushima was something that happened a couple of years ago.  Old news.  In an effort to head off their predictable Obama-loving one-liners during Thanksgiving dinner I brought up Fukushima.  Blank stares followed by talk about that movie about the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:42 | 4236622 walküre
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:44 | 4236631 dizzyfingers
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"Feed the rice to every last politician in Japan...and quickly so" adding "and in D.C. also".


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:44 | 4236375 suteibu
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Abe is the Kim Jong Un of Japan.  Who the hell knows the reasons he does anything?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:44 | 4236376 maskone909
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There used to be a mini documentary of a boyscoutt who attempted and possibly succeeded at creating a nuclear reactor in is shed. The nuclear Boy scout or radio active boyscout- was the title. Anyways gors to show how readily avail these materials can be quite scary. Anyways i reccomend it if u can find it

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:47 | 4236387 Reader1
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Check out the book-he succeeded in producing his own nuclear reaction using naturally radioactive rocks, fire alarm elements, and old radium paint from antique clocks.  He looks like he's probably a meth head now, too.  Hooray!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:50 | 4236407 maskone909
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Most likely the wounds on his face are from rad sickness maybe meth too tho lol

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:19 | 4236513 Fish Gone Bad
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I will have to find this story.  A radioactive source is relentless.  It constantly emits various forms of radiation 24/7.  So depending on how much protection he had, he could have gotten messed up, any number of ways.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:25 | 4236539 Diogenes
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He said at the time that he figured the radiation exposure would shorten his life by 5 years which he found acceptable .

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:41 | 4237406 BigJim
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Here it is... I'm not sure if it's a spoof or what, would you really want to handle Americium with their bare hands?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:45 | 4236378 Reader1
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What's the big deal?  Weren't we cool with irradiating produce 10 years ago?  Now we don't need to zap it anymore-it's pre-screened for our safety.

Hey, if I eat this stuff, will it take care of the parasites and pathogens I get from my usual American fare?  With all the food poisoning and salmonella and tainted Chinese stuff I get, having Japanese rice that kills everything it encounters might be a good deal!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:03 | 4236441 TradingTroll
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When food is irradiated, it is external radiation, doesnt enter the product. Like a sunburn, which is burnt flesh and goes away.


When food is grown in a contaminated environment, radioactive isotopes are contained in the food, and when you consume the food, those isotopes lodge inside your body. The isotopes issue elestronic pulses that fry whatever muslce or bone or other tissue surrounds it.


Its like having a microwave inside your body radiating you from the inside-out.


Fukushima released 250 radioactive isotpoes. Some we hear about and are tested, like iodine-131, cesium-134 and 137 and strontium 90. Most arent tested at all. Some tests cost $100 each, other like Strontium, are expensive and cost over $100 each.


It would cost over $50,000 to test one item (eg beef) fom your last meal for every isotope from Fukushima. One item. One meal.


But other isotopes we dont hear about as much. But they are there. Germanium from Fukushima, with a half life of 80 million years, will be completely gone from your body in 800 million years.


So this is not just like turning off your microwave.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:25 | 4236536 lance_manion
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80 millions years?  Shit, my wife planted a bunch of germaniums outside the kitchen window and those things didn't last but 8 months.  

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:27 | 4236850 zerozulu
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They can spin it which ever direction they like but I know JAPAN is toasted.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:01 | 4236699 el Gallinazo
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When food is irradiated, it is external radiation, doesnt enter the product. Like a sunburn, which is burnt flesh and goes away.

I guess Trading Troll takes pleasure from adding his disinformation as his name implies.  Check out Wikipedia under "food irradiation."  By far the most common practice is to use gamma radiation from Cobalt60.  This shit has very high penetrating power.  (Ce137 is an alternative, but the article laments that there just wasn't enough to go around - guess this section was last edited pre-Fukushima :-)  The basis of this process is to use some type of ionizing radiation to fuck up the DNA of the unwanted critters and kill them.  Sometimes referred to as the Fuckyoushima Depopulation Process when applied to humans as opposed to E. coli.  The PTB wish you to believe that only ionizing radiation can effect your health but this is also total crap.  Why are all microwave ovens built as enclosed Faraday cages?  BTW, your wifi and cordless phones have the same general band width as your MW oven which is 2.45 GHz.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:26 | 4236837 tmosley
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"Why are all microwave ovens built as enclosed Faraday cages?"

Probably to prevent fires in the materials immediately adjactent to the oven.  Why must everything be a conspiracy?  

Gamma radiation DOES have very high penetrating power.  So high, it just blasts right through the sterilized sample.  The resulting sterile sample is not radioactive.  If it was, the doctors working with gamma-sterilized tools and people with gamma sterilized implants would probably have a few words to say on the subject.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 18:17 | 4237766 el Gallinazo
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A)  I was responding to TT's assertion that it just affected the surfaces of the target.  Glad you agree with me ;-)

B)  If the gamma rays just "blasts right through the target" how does it kill the unwanted bugs?

C)  I never claimed in my comment that the gamma rays produced significant radioactive nuclides.

As to conspiracies, as the Tylers here are constantly pointing out, today's conspiracy theories become tomorrows conspiracy facts.  

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 18:22 | 4237782 el Gallinazo
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"Why are all microwave ovens built as enclosed Faraday cages?"

Probably to prevent fires in the materials immediately adjactent to the oven.  Why must everything be a conspiracy?  

They put Farady cage wire mesh in the front window glass off microwave ovens to prevent fires.  Wednesday humor?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:08 | 4236475 youngman
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If your rice has a half life of 80 years,,,does that mean its good for long term should

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:47 | 4236381 Payne
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Make a movie about it and next thing you know self fullfilling prophecy.  Radiation disaster next Godzilla !

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:48 | 4236382 LetThemEatRand
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Best guess is they took the story down because of the comments that followed it (assuming they allowed comments, which is only a guess).

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:42 | 4236944 chdwlch1
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You bring up an interesting point...when scrolling through the comments section of a Japanese article, does one scroll to the right?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:46 | 4236383 Dull Which
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Long potatoes

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:49 | 4236391 Kprime
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If you like your rice, you can keep your rice.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:49 | 4236394 papaswamp
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Bet it comes pre-'cooked'.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:20 | 4236510 ParkAveFlasher
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arrggghh ... beat me to it! +1

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:19 | 4236514 Squiddly Diddly
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No, cooks itself just add water. 

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:48 | 4236396 Bunga Bunga
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For unkown reasons the government cantina has no visitors. Officials looking into the case.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:48 | 4236398 Salt
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On your store shelves soon - Fukushima Brand, self-cooking rice. No heat necessary, just add water.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:49 | 4236399 EhKnowKneeMass
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Oryza sativa to Oradiation sativa

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:51 | 4236402 Dr. Engali
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If they want their radioactive rice they can keep it.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:51 | 4236412 greatbeard
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The more profiicient I get at l my little hobby farm the more I realize just how fortunate I am.  I'm aware wind borne contaminates can still get to it, but I've got a lot of control over what goes into my garden and into my system.  I don't trust Corporate Agriculture any more than I  trust bankers. I canned up a batch of fresh turnip greens yesterday  morning and tested some with a pone of cornbread for dinner.  Superb if I do say so myself.  I've got some brown spots in the center of the turnips themselves which seem to indicate a boron deficiency.  All part of the learning curve. 


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:03 | 4236445 joego1
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Good for you!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:12 | 4236485 forwardho
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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:12 | 4236482 SmittyinLA
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You didn't grow that


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:28 | 4236554 greatbeard
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>> You didn't grow that

It won't be a popular sentiment on here, but in an oblique way, i agree with that statement.  I certainly didn't know why some of my turnips were brown in the middle in spite of appearing very healthy.  A moment on the internet and I'd found the reason though.  I do  thank the couple of folks who took the time to post the information on the net allowing me to educate myself.  And I hope I can in turn help someone else.  We are all in this together and our accomplishments are, in general, built on a foundation of others efforts.  No reason for me not to feel pride in my accomplishment, nor not to acknowledge the efforts of others that allowed my to follow my dreams.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:40 | 4236618 the grateful un...
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and here i thought all turnips were brown or rotten in the middle

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:11 | 4236760 greatbeard
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>> i thought all turnips were brown or rotten

Let me guess, Yankee? 






Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:24 | 4236528 rwe2late
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 That is a temporary individual fix which may suffice for your lifetime.

But the way the human race is headed, deadly radiation, polluted air, fouled water, contaminated soil, engendered plague, or some other curse will be inescapable, even for would-be organic farmers.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:33 | 4236578 greatbeard
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>> may suffice for your lifetime.

As I'm the end of my fathers progeny, that will suffice handily.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:54 | 4236423 Temporalist
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You Don't Mess With The Gohan!

(gohan in Japanese means cooked rice or meal)


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:57 | 4236428 Gold Eyed Cat
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Louisiana rice is better any way.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:52 | 4237466 RichardENixon
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It is if you're looking for a cheap way to lubricate your car's engine.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:57 | 4236429 BanksterSlayer
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Banzai7 graphic coming in 1 ... 2 ... 3 ...

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:57 | 4236433 rucunus
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If you like your lousy "if you like..." jokes, you can keep them.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:55 | 4236443 Yen Cross
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      Fukushima rice = Organic nuclear fuel. 

   300k Fukushima refugees still living 'in cages' in makeshift camps — RT News

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:04 | 4236449 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Maybe if there is anything left of journalism some outlets that are not in Japan needs to ask some of the officials about this story when they are overseas.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:03 | 4236454 joego1
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Look mommy my poop glows in the dark!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:09 | 4236459 Ghostdog
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:33 | 4236573 U4 eee aaa
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YES! I was going to post that. The problem is that these government fall on their sword types are even dumber than Burns is

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:06 | 4236460 walküre
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A BEAR ransacked my garbage last night. Feasted on some frozen stock in the rock freezer and shat all over the front porch.

Markets are down considerably. What does this mean?

The bear is coming out and having a good time?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:15 | 4236491 Papasmurf
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A BEAR ransacked my garbage last night. Feasted on some frozen stock in the rock freezer and shat all over the front porch.

Markets are down considerably. What does this mean?

The bear is coming out and having a good time?

Bear market.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:05 | 4236461 mynameisnobody
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Wice a woanie the fukishima tweet!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:08 | 4236466 1stepcloser
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Per Boris says rice clean only for sake to misery lessen of death sentence.  

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:11 | 4236471 ThisIsBob
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"I like rice.  Rice is great when you're hungry and you want 2,000 of something."   (Mitch Hedberg)

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:11 | 4236476 kurzdump
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Please do not worry.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:12 | 4236481 Seasmoke
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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:22 | 4236518 rucunus
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"Ho Li Fuk"

(yes guys, that's a quote)

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:19 | 4236505 OMG
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That Sake out to have a littel extra kick

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:17 | 4236507 yofish
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And ZH slides further into the What Really Happened Loony Toonz TwiLight Zone. 

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:14 | 4236766 orangegeek
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you sound angry


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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:25 | 4236530 Diplodicus Rex
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That reminds me of the stunt another pillock pulled in the BSE crisis in the UK............

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:14 | 4236769 Escapedgoat
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I could still remember this and always discusts me. I had to upvote you. Does anyone know what happened to his daughter? IS SHE ALRIGHT? As  for him we all know he HAD mad cow's disease, before that event.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:25 | 4236531 eddiebe
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I suppose they got used to it.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:36 | 4236589 Yancey Ward
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I for one welcome our new Pilaf Overlords.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:50 | 4236655 NEOSERF
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New Godzilla movie coming out next May, timing couldn't be better as it focuses on a rice-eating iguana in the Fukashima prefecture who....

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:36 | 4236901 zerozulu
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Godzilla is not going to shoot next movie in Fukushima. Godzilla is not stupid?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:51 | 4236660 JuliaS
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Tomoko Ukishima showed signs of distress as he struggled to swallow pellets of glowing rice, but when offered to wash the food down with a bottle of Fukushima Springs mineral water, he responded: "The rice tastes fine!"

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:00 | 4236696 orangegeek
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Rice with a side of iodine pills and vitamin C.......mmmmmmmmm.


No cancer here.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:24 | 4236702 JuliaS
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Breaking news:

Iran cancels domestic uranium enrichment program and instead orders 500 tonns of Fukushima rice.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:01 | 4236704 SilverFish
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:04 | 4236708 Peter Pan
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Are these men the offspring of once proud men who could commit hara kiri or are they the offspring of those latex dolls that they keep producing?

The Japanese cannot hide from the fact that they are dying on several fronts....demographic, nuclear, economic and societal.

I suppose they see us and see other forms of dying as well.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:04 | 4236717 JuliaS
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What's the shelf half-life of Japanese rice?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:11 | 4236748 Mission From God
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Condoleeza Rice.....

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:32 | 4236880 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Christmas is coming up.


i think i'll get my wife a geiger counter for the kitchen.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:37 | 4236913 uk ok
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shhhh theyll hear you


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:45 | 4236961 Stuck on Zero
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I must have purchased some Fukushima rice by accident.  I found a two pound rice kernel in the bag.


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 15:40 | 4237172 Quantum Nucleonics
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This article accidently highlights one of Japan's biggest problems, not radiation, but the fact that Japan has a gazillion farmers each farming tiny plots of land staying competitive with huge subsidies and import controls.  Reforming farming in Japan would do more than a quadrillion yen in QE, but the farmers have the political parties by the balls so no chance of it actually happening.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 15:43 | 4237181 Peter Pan
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Actually Fukushima rice should be grown and exported with a feint pink dye through it for use at weddings so the good rice does not have to be wasted.

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