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Russia Just Says "Nyet" To Japan's Radioactive Exports

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While Japanese imports are surging on the back of an ever-depreciating currency and ever-appreciating cost of energy, it would appear the enterprising Easterners have come up with a solution to two problems - exports and radiation. As RT reports, more than 130 "contaminated" used cars from Japan were denied access to Russia last year. The consumer watchdog agency Rospotrebnadzor is also closely monitoring deliveries of fish.

 

A customs officer holds up a device used for measuring radiation levels, while standing in front of vehicles delivered from Japan, in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok.

 

Via RT,

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Strict control of all cargo, arriving from Japan, will continue in 2014 as well, Rospotrebnadzor said on its website.

In 2013, Russia has banned 165 batches of contaminated goods from entering the country. There were mainly used cars – 132, and spare parts for vehicles – 33,” the statement said.

 

Deliveries of fish coming from Japan and those caught in the Pacific Ocean are also being monitored, the agency said.

 

Particular attention is paid to this issue in Russia’s Far East, where radiation control of fish is being wieldy implemented, including the distribution chain,” Rospotrebnadzor said.

 

The supply of Japanese fish to Russia is currently allowed only under a special declaration that confirms the presence of radioactive substances in the products is within safety standards established by the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

 

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It seems the world is also losing interest in one of Japan's other major exports - Blue-Fin Tuna (as prices have dropped 95% from last year!)

Via The Guardian,

Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid 7.36m yen (£43,000) for a 230kg (507lb) bluefin tuna in the year's celebratory first auction at Tokyo's Tsukiji market on Sunday – just 5% of what he paid a year earlier despite signs that the species is in serious decline.

 

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There were 1,729 tuna sold in Sunday's first auction for 2014, according to the city government, down from 2,419 last year. The 32,000 yen ($305) per kilogram paid for the top fish this year compares with 700,000 yen per kilogram last year.

 

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Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:39 | 4302984 OwnSilverPlayMusic
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Come down to Crazy Shinzo's for a half-life off sale! wakka wakka

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:43 | 4302990 knukles
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If rou rike lour ladiasun, rou can kreep lour ladiasun.

"Don't Chernobyl me, dude!"

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:55 | 4303000 Yenbot
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I've got a crazy gaijin friend who likes to make "rou rike" racist-ass jokes. Other than that, he's okay. He loves to eat sushi, constantly asks us out to dinner, and is too stupid to realize we aren't eating fish.

Maybe I should tell him "Fish Ladioactive", eh Knucks?

Or maybe at least "we don't tark rike that", eh?

On second thought, I'll just keep my mouth shut. I'm a porite Jap.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:14 | 4303055 NoDebt
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Stop being so porite.  Get it on video.  Post it up.  This is Fight Club, after all.  

Make sure you throw in some "Sum Ting Wong", "We Too Lo" and "Ho Lee Fuk" stuff, too.  Make that sonofabitch as absolutely uncomfortable as you possible can.

Yeah, I know, that was Korean Airlines, not Japan, but what the fuck?  He obviously won't know the difference anyway.

And yes, that was a joke, not a racist comment.  Just a little advice from somebody who could never quite keep his mouth completely shut when something irked him.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:27 | 4303558 markmotive
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Multiply Japan by the 1000+ reactors worldwide that all depend on the kindness (and health) of Homer Simpsons and we'll see a real armageddon.

Fukushima is just the beginning.

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/11/risk-and-fukushima-david-suzuki-on...

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 04:21 | 4303807 Manthong
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The Missus is Mediterranean and she likes her tuna in olive oil.. I like mine in water, but not heavy water.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:54 | 4303089 are we there yet
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Seriously dude if you have a friend who you can call a gaijin and he can make asian jokes, and you are both consenting adults. Then you are officially friends, and you should tell your friend that radioactive sushi will turn him into godzilla. Have a laugh, that is what friends do.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:27 | 4303101 jon dough
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Righten up, Flancis...

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:29 | 4303568 Johnny Cocknballs
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Q. What's the difference between two cocks and a joke?

A. --- you can take two cocks.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:56 | 4303017 thomasincincy
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"Don't Chernobyl me, dude!"

speaking of that... ya think maybe it was sabotage. those pesky woodpeckers sure do cause problems on the bird feeder. ;) interesting with the whole ukraine situation recently

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:30 | 4303107 fudge
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Like this ?

 

from a tweet by Dmitry Rogozin with interesting comments.

http://politikus.ru/v-rossii/10508-pyatero-inzhenerov-votkinskogo-oboron...

you'll probally need to translate ;-)

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:39 | 4303123 HardlyZero
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You can rain on a tuna, but you can't tuna Ukraine.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:05 | 4303509 A Nanny Moose
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Waxing (on/off) nostalgic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ilyWXi3yFE

Thanks for the mammaries.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:58 | 4303018 Four chan
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if you have a disaster on your island say a tsunami and it blows your nuke

plant and destroys cities full of stuff, houses, people, and cars, you have

a huge disaster, limited resources for production, why not make lemonade out of lemons

and recycle all that scrap, put into your exports and as your nuke plant poisons the ocean,

you ship out all that scrap as exports, the new world version of win win.

 

kudos to russia for doing 1000x more than the usa towards blocking tainted radioactive imports.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:06 | 4303039 Volkodav
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Russia is doing more about a lot of things...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:23 | 4303084 noob
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oh yah, they’re a bunch of saints, fursure ...
sign right up,  get some freedom

Russians set up free speech zones for Winter Olympics
http://www.infowars.com/russians-set-up-free-speech-zones-for-winter-oly...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:32 | 4303116 Jack Burton
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The poster never said anything like Russia is saintly. Why do you put words in his mouth and demand he defend them? As to protests. Have you never seen what happens to protestors in the USA. The chemical warfare against them, the beatings, the arrests, the protest zones where people are caged by thousands of cops into a free speech area a mile from where the event they seek to protest is. Did you miss the beatings at Occupy Wall-Street?

You must really have not noticed that your government spys on 100% of it's citizens all the time. Why no real protest in America? Because if anyone trys, they get sprayed with chemcials, tazed, beaten and hauled to jail. You must get a permit and stay inside certain zones even to ask for the right to protest in any major American city.

-1,000,000

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:45 | 4303145 OwnSilverPlayMusic
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America is choking to death on its own hypocrisy.  But we still have ample amounts of arrogance.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:19 | 4303296 Deo vindice
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noob - ever heard of bubble zones around abortion clinics where anti-abortionists aren't allowed to protest?

Oh, that's in America, not Russia btw.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:56 | 4303180 noob
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russia seems to be aspiring to be just like every other despot nation on the planet.

yep, in light of that, it's nice to see the poster find some smidge of decency / concern for its people.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:57 | 4303339 Volkodav
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Russia is more free in many ways.

No one ready to inspect in your panties at every airport

 

 

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:14 | 4303475 noob
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tailored tyranny...

some countries wear the biggie size.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:09 | 4303366 Volkodav
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Jack Burton  I Agree all you said...Also,  penalties and fines for especially lesser crimes are much less harsh in Russia.

Problem is laws aren't developed. only 22 year out from Soviet...

 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:33 | 4303447 Volkodav
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US and Eurupe been doing zones and worse for years just for political events.

Just short of setting minefields to keep protestors with legitimate gripes away...different protester than NGO supported like come in Russia.

Remember Boston shut down?

Volgorod did not close down even after much worse bombings

It makes more sense to do this for the Olympics since the terrorism real threat.

There more important safety issues for those who arrive to events.

Who wants to make big personal investment to attend Olympics and put up with these few protester types?

Russians think different...WTF is their business to tell Russia how to live.

 

 

 

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:30 | 4303571 Johnny Cocknballs
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You should remove the cock from your own eye before criticizing the semen in another's.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:27 | 4303560 monkeyboy
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Peak Sushi

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:54 | 4303019 Millivanilli
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Listen,

 

Fukushima is fucking everything up.  Biomagnification is real.  

 

Shit is going wrong in real time.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:41 | 4303127 HardlyZero
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Things are heating up over the Pacific...and the East China Sea.   Push-me...pull-you...no exit squeeze between.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:42 | 4303131 OwnSilverPlayMusic
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I'm with you 100% on this one.  This is the largest environmental disaster in history.  I just like crackin jokes.  The crazy thing is, that when I was in high school circa 2002 we learned all about Chernobyl, yet in the MSM we don't hear shit about Fukushima.  I guess if you're on the "good guys" team we could give a damn if you almost rain fallout on the whole Northern hemisphere.  What a world.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:58 | 4303183 tony wilson
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what if the magna bsp mossad controlled demolition was about haarp tesla tech.

killing people for sure wiping out the breeders hell yes but also control of the planet via weather.

haarp needs the radiation juice flowing around the planet.

 

 


This invention relates to a method and apparatus for altering at least one selected region normally existing above the earth's surface and more particularly relates to a method and apparatus for altering said at least one region by initially transmitting electromagnetic radiation from the earth's surface essentially parallel to and along naturally-occurring, divergent magnetic field lines which extend from the earth's surface through the region or regions to be altered.

 

In the past several years, substantial effort has been made to understand and explain the phenomena involved in belts of trapped electrons and ions, and to explore possible ways to control and use these phenomena for beneficial purposes. For example, in the late 1950's and early 1960's both the United States and U.S.S.R. detonated a series of nuclear devices of various yields to generate large numbers of charged particles at various altitudes, e.g., 200 kilometers (km) or greater. This was done in order to establish and study artifical belts of trapped electrons and ions.

http://www.bariumblues.com/haarp_patent.htm

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:16 | 4303398 bobert
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Tony:

Are you supposed to be talking about this?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:25 | 4303756 Wile-E-Coyote
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I have stopped eating Tuna because of this, I don't know where the feck it is sourced from.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:42 | 4302991 NoDebt
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Yeah, the Russians would know about this sort of stuff, wouldn't they?

Just send them the other direction- LA.  Some dingbat will pay BitCoin for them, I'm sure.  Few weeks later he'll wonder why his hair is falling out and he's bleeding out of every orifice.

 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:44 | 4302994 knukles
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Bicoin makes you bleed out the butt?
I heard you couldn't fondle it, but that's just wrong.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:50 | 4302998 NoDebt
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So far my BitCoins haven't caused me any discomfort, but I was thinking of parting with a little to buy a geiger counter.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:44 | 4303150 HardlyZero
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Bitcoin isn't radio-active...is it ?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:13 | 4303221 NoDebt
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Um.... I'm not entirely sure.  Hence, the geiger counter.  

It's POLITICAL radioactivity is certainly rising fast, though.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:53 | 4303010 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Maybe someday the US will have inspection standards for fish and other foods which are as rigorous as those in Russia. Maybe.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:46 | 4303143 HardlyZero
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Sounds like a paranormal reality TV series...radio-active Zombie Cars which take over their owners.

Got rights ?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:52 | 4303002 Bangin7GramRocks
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All that radiated tuna will end up at American fast food restaurants. And all you fat, cheap bastards will eat it up. Yum! The resulting tumors should thin the herd faster than the GMO's and Trans fats could. Win/Win!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:39 | 4303124 Jack Burton
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Just so that radioactive shit doesn't end up im my cat's food. Given that a fish sandwhich at McDonalds consists of ground up fish heads, fins, belly fat and tails, all with chemical whiteners and the taste created by a chemical additive. What is not to like. What we used to feed out pets, is now people food for the masses. How long before Soylent Green is standard fare at McDonalds. Pickels, ketchup, onion and people all on a bun with special sauce.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:48 | 4303323 WillyGroper
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I'm feeding it to mine anyway.

At least they'll die happy.

With Fuku it's futile.

Eat, drink & feel Mary.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:50 | 4303866 HardlyZero
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be Merry.  Heh, caught you groping.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:53 | 4303005 noob
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free easy bake oven with every purchase.

incidental capital controls , yah

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:45 | 4303312 sunnyside
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Not anymore.  EPA banned the light bulb used in it to cook with.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:52 | 4303868 HardlyZero
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Well yes and no.  If the food is packaged properly it won't self-cook until you zip open the anti-radiation packaging.  If they get the rems at the right level, after zipping open the sealed lead cartridge, it should be tasty hot in 5 minutes, tops.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:49 | 4303006 Ignatius
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Under TPP the Japanese won't have to suffer this unjust embarassment.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:54 | 4303020 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The Chinese probably would have bought those cars if it hadn't been for Abe developing a case of explosive Diaoyurrhea.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:18 | 4303080 akak
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A very bad case of senkaka and no roadside in sight upon which to relieve himself --- oh the humanity!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:07 | 4303213 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Maopectate for the win.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:07 | 4303369 akak
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The Great Leap Foward to the restroom!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:50 | 4303472 StychoKiller
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Why don't you two publish a book already?  I'd buy one! :>D

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:42 | 4303130 Jack Burton
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Under TPP they could sue Russia and it's people for NOT buying the radioactive cars. In fact, this is just what rights the treaty gives corporations. Obama is for TPP and so is the entire Republican Party. Do people still believe they have a vibrant democracy. Two parties, one policy. TPP is the Corporate Manifesto for total control of the world.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:35 | 4303580 Johnny Cocknballs
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Exactly.  That thing is going to be one of the last nails in the coffin.  I don't know if there will be Hope Camps and tanks on the streets, but I do know that international treaties will be used to give international corporations {and banks} the power to not only avoid national laws but essentially legislate them, to include massive changes to tort law.

 

But {apart from a few brights boys and girls} nobody seems to notice, and nobody seems to care.

The fact that Obama will support it will be evidence to many in my own family that the agreement is "for the children and working people of the world" - the installation of Obama as the face of the power structure that installed him was an absolute stroke of genius.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:55 | 4303022 Dr Benway
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The prize tuna in the article's link has the imperial rising sun flag slapped on it. Radiating.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:50 | 4303163 HardlyZero
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And sun is radio-active!  (holy glowing tuna blob)

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:56 | 4303025 noob
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support your local economy     er, sumpfin

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:49 | 4303166 HardlyZero
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This is getting out of hand!   Can they call Ultra-man ?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:56 | 4303487 StychoKiller
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  Action Bastard FTW!!

Ya gotta luv Shin Chan

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:09 | 4303049 Rusty Shorts
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Seafood have never been cheaper in Fukushima Prefecture Japan. Seafood without certificate of origin at fish wholesalers sells cheaper and end up in cheap sushi restaurant at one dollar to 1.30 a small red plate. 
Ordinary people do not understand the physics. Who does understands fully? Who cares?
Impoverished ordinary citizens used to obeying orders during their lives are too tired to think. 
We seen and met many of them in onsen (mineral public baths) and Japanese pubs. Tired and worn out by a life of just work they do not question authority. They respect. 
Small restaurants are their pleasure. Like it was for us sharing their doses of bequerels and having a small slice if their sushi. 

Shushi Train Discounted in Fukushima Japan

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBBt_U_UpQQ

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:45 | 4303467 disabledvet
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it's shushi now all right.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:58 | 4303493 StychoKiller
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Sushi is a type of rice.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:58 | 4303869 HardlyZero
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They can direct the fish schools to swim by the reactor and pre-cook the fish, live, and then scoop them up and package and ship direct.  By the time you get it should be cooked just right.   Maybe that's the next revolution/devolution ?   Let it sit on the shelf for minimum 6 months to get the tritium below EPA levels.  Its a food chain (reaction) !   They probably have some workup like that now at the Soylent corporation.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:08 | 4303057 are we there yet
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Very reasonable. Would Japan want to import things from Chernobyl with traces of radioactivity. Why isn't the US FDA monitoring and publishing japanise food radiation, and west coast salmon radioactivity. Inquiring minds of bald eagles and sea turtles want to know.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:49 | 4303471 disabledvet
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and "Tums the word."

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:15 | 4303070 Fix It Again Timmy
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Our government is doing nothing because our government is simply a collection of thieves...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:18 | 4303071 Bangin7GramRocks
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They're all bald eagles now...

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:50 | 4303608 the0ther
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That's a fantastic fucking user name btw. 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:23 | 4303088 The Hammer
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2009 9.63 million

2010 16.28 million

2011 32.48 million

2012 56.49 million

2013 155 million 

2014 7.36 million

 

So no difference from the prestigious first catch of 2009 really. Don't know what all the fuss is about lol. And when you think the average price of a bluefin tuna in Japan any day of the week is about 1-2 million, well, storm in a tea cup really.(dons tin hat)

P.S Russia has massive fishing and crab industry in Sakhalin. Checked their stuff recently ?

 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:30 | 4303092 akak
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That word "Radioaktivnost" on the yellow and red sign means "Approved for importing and general consumption by the US FDA", right?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:28 | 4303103 buzzsaw99
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ship 'em over here. the usa doesn't check for radiation and doesn't care either. in fact, it's good for you. yeah, that's the ticket.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:28 | 4303104 Jack Burton
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I have come across further press stories about the Navy Sailors who are claiming radiation exposure on board the Air Craft Carrier sent to aid the tidal wave disaster victims of the Fukushima area. It appears that now 50 sailors and Marines have filed a class action suit against TEPCO which has offices in the USA. The video of the  American service personal and their lawyers ran a good 15 minutes, and was shocking to say the least. American press has not done much to cover any of this, including the USN's close involvement with the radioactive plume. One sailor who was a flight deck plane handler mentioned feeling the warm rush of air from off towards Fukushima and the taste of tin foil in her mouth. It was 20 degrees at the time, her and other deck crew remarked the very warm air streams that came and went at a time when no planes were on deck. The ship was so radioactive after her deployment, that she was not allowed to dock in any Japanese port, or even at Guam.

It seems from what command told them at the time, that command was not informed by TEPCO of the extreme radioactive plume or the extremely radioactive water flowing from the 4 ruined reactors.

I was sceptical of how a USN ship with it's nuclear warfare capable sensors could allow such large radiation doses to go un-reported. Bottom line is, TEPCO was hiding every bit of information it could, admitting to no dangers. It thus stands that the ship's captain could not know what he was sailing into. For all we know, TEPCO was telling the US military that there was no danger, no more than the average dental xray, as some people are fond of saying.

Had it been one or two cancers in these very young sailors, I could discount it, we are now talking 50, with many various radiation symptoms. At the time, deck crew was forced to strip and dispose of uniforms before going below decks. They were that hot. One crewman, a senior petty officer measured very high radiation on crewmen. I even saw a video a sailor made of radiation alarms going off when crewmen were scanned coming off of deck watch. And the sailors laughing about being hot. Obviously the young folks were not thinking too straight, or were so brainwashed by command to ingnore such things.

This is a big story, it shows how TEPCO lied and lied and lied. Our ships sailed into what they thought and were told were safe waters. In fact, they sailed right into the radioactive plume from 3 melted cores! And exploded portions of spent fuel rods. They drew sea water for ships systems, including making freah water for shipboard use. In fact, this was highly radioactive, and was being used for some time before this became known, the captain himself informed crew that the ships water could no longer be used, forcing withdrawal from the operation.

The sailors will lose, because US courts are political, and they will side with corporate interests. TEPCO that is. Our government will do all it can to protect TEPCO and it's share holders. After all, that IS the US government's role in the age of crony capitalism.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:41 | 4303134 22winmag
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Getting to the point where a jury is seated in a civil lawsuit is a feat akin to parting the Red Sea. The fucking courts are the exclusive playgrounds of lawyers, judges, and politicians in training. Countless worthy grievances never make it before a jury because the civil and criminal courts are bloated, self-serving shit shows.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:43 | 4303595 the0ther
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I want to see the pitchforks and torches come out. 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:46 | 4303159 malikai
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In about 20 years, after most are dead, a token settlement will be made with whoever survives that long.

Got any links to the videos you're talking about?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:17 | 4303240 carlnpa
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There is no way the radiation monitoring equipment on the Reagan didn't pick up the contamination. 

Think NASRAMS, or similar

http://www.canberra.com/products/militrary_radiacs/pdf/NASRAM-10-SS-C40168.pdf

Very graphic outcome of non accountability.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:29 | 4303276 Runs-With_Toast
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bs

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:37 | 4303583 Johnny Cocknballs
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Yeah, I've wondered about that... 

were they Tuskeegeed?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 08:44 | 4303947 malikai
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Looking at that system, I do not see any data storage capability.

Without data storage, if the operator was busy elsewhere or somehow hushed, there could be no warning to the rest of the crew and no way to know after.

Also, that's a centralized system. Surely it has a power switch somewhere.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:34 | 4303573 el Gallinazo
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I just bought a radiation dectector though it hasn't arrived yet.  But I did read the specs and Amazon reviews of the major models in order to make an informed purchase.  The ones I looked at ranged from $140 to about $700.  All of them had settings where when the count went about a certain warning level indicating caution, they all would start beeping loudly.  Perhaps we at ZH should donate these devices to our nuclear aircraft carriers so out servicemen would be properly protected /sarc

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:47 | 4303151 22winmag
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That's kinda like the pot calling the kettle black considering the skeletons in Russia's nuclear closet. 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:49 | 4303463 Volkodav
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Soviet is defunct.

Get over it.

It was not a Russian construct.

Now is Russian Federation.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:05 | 4303205 Advoc8tr
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98% of sea floor covered in "Sea Snot" (aka Dead Shit)

 

Check this out  http://www.naturalnews.com/043380_fukushima_radiation_ocean_life.html

 

Not a peep in any mainstream 'news' outlet ... seems fairly significant if you ask me ?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:44 | 4303304 IridiumRebel
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http://m.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/05/1315447110.full.pdf
http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2013/feast&famine/feast&famine-r...

Here are the originals. They blame climate change(for the children), but I read through it. I find it interesting that the sea floor blows up with "sea snot" the months after being radiated. I ordered our potassium iodide.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:20 | 4303238 gearbaby
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Good...I hope that whole dolphin-killing, whale meat eating country's economy goes up in flames. Karma is a bitch.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:05 | 4303507 StychoKiller
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Hmm, WHO kills the food YOU eat?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:16 | 4303640 gearbaby
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I don't eat dolphin and whale meat, so bite me

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:39 | 4303862 css1971
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Because wiping out huge tracts of diverse ecologies to plant the monocultures of animal feed needed to support the intensive farming of and killing of cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys is different or better than killing whales and dolphins?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:31 | 4303267 Runs-With_Toast
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Dont eat the fish, any fish from entire Nth pacific is radioactive. Go here. http://enenews.com/

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:35 | 4303582 Yenbot
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For many more reasons than the obvious one, for example: http://www.sfweekly.com/2001-05-09/news/fallout/ ...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:36 | 4303283 BenderTheOffender
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Yes but what does this mean for bitcoin?

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seriously though..... Does this mean that Toyota Land Cruisers will be cheaper?  That is one bad Ass ride

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:42 | 4303308 boeing747
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If you don't like your current kimo-therapy, you can always move to a coastal town in south california. 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:54 | 4303328 yogibear
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Re-label and send them to the US. Obama will keep quiet and let them in the US.

The US now accepts polluted Chinese pork (Smithfield), processed chicken and fish.

Cars made in Japan are very attractive for Americans. Just title, "deals on Hot Japanese manufactured autos". They will just have to be modified for EPA and DOT. 

 

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 07:55 | 4303923 kurt
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Yes, absolutely with one exception: do not kill the consumer quickly and obviously. It's called the Melamine Level. They exceeded that level when they killed the pets and some people a couple of years ago. So remember: dilute, dilute, dilute. Oh, and defuse, defund any monitoring or watchdog agencies, or, internet posting...oops.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:30 | 4303431 boeing747
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Now it's easy to build your own drone.

Buy a largest remote control helicopter from your local toy store.

Turn on your iphone's facetime and talk to another iphone.

Wrap one iphone on the side of helicopter.

Start helicopter with remote, now you can see your dream girl in your neighbor from sky

thru another iphone.

 

You can also replace iphone with geiger counter,

or a fiat dispenser like ben put on.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:31 | 4303433 thewayitis
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  We don't want that radioactive shit here in the USA either........Ban all japanese shit.........

 

 

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:47 | 4303598 Johnny Cocknballs
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Since I don't understand all or even most of the science required to reasonably assess just how dangerous Fuku is over say the next year or two, I don't know if, for example, I should not take a vacation in Hawaii for a week or if that's overkill.

 

But the lack of coverage in the press is disturbing.  There really does seem to be a high level of corporate media control.  They not only avoid covering major stories together - they all cover the same "fluff".  

Who decided that the Zimmerman case should take over the airwaves?  You'd think one network would opt out because the market was saturated and there was real news to cover - but the same cluster of stories dominates cnn, nbc, cbs, abc and fox even if the spins are a little different.

I suppose I've gone full Tinfoil with regard to the media as a result of the coverage about Syria.  The American people have been fed absolute horseshit in a concerted way - these networks are getting memos from the government.  There's too much similarity in the coverage - too many ways of phrasing things. 

It's actually pretty frightening - notwithstanding the inroads "alternative media" has made, most people get their news from the major networks and newspapers.

I expect that when they finally get this Iran war going, we may see a simultaneous frontal assault on the internet/net/bandwith neutrality.

 

I may be wrong, however.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:51 | 4303673 slackrabbit
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Just watched Sky news.

All they reported was the over fishing (in a passing reference) and the price paid by Kiyoshi Kimura of 7.36m yen (£43,000).

They didn't report the 95% price drop.

They didn't report the radiation poisoning.

They didn't report the Russians finding contaminated vehicles.

If that isn't propaganda, I don't know what is!

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:53 | 4303674 Voodoochild
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Since we are on the subject of Fukushima etc... check out this vid i did of a blatant fucking propaganda campaign to sell Fukushima food in the south of Japan... its amazing how people over here buy into this crap of it all being safe to eat radioactive shit.

http://youtu.be/sWVbmXoOkEM

Enjoy...

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 08:37 | 4303951 giggler321
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What do you think all those US Government, 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide are for?  Well even if the French grumble about bombing the site this time around, that's what's gonna happen with a group shortly thereafter going shell collecting in the bay.  Ofcourse after they do this, the levels will rise in the west coast of America, off the chats no doubt

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:01 | 4304239 RaceToTheBottom
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Someone institute an education program for the Tuna.  They need to be educated to avoid high radiation locations.

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