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Is This What Awaits Japan?

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Over the weekend, the entertaining @HistoryInPix twitter account posted this distrubing photo of the cemetery where all the radioactive vehicles that were used in the Chernobyl cleanup went to die.

One can't help but wonder: where is the comparable "cemetery" for the Fukushima disaster cleanup, and does the above photo have anything to do with the recently passed secrecy bill that was "designed by Kafka and inspired by Hitler"...

For those curious to see more of the Chernobyl cemetery, the following documentary should satisfy some of the pent up curiosity.

 


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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:08 | Link to Comment VD
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scary as fuck (that Japan subverts all nuke standardz n practices)...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:16 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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I'm sorry but these nuclear scare stories are downright irresponsible when the threat of climate change is vastly greater and looming on the horizon. We need to seriousy cut back on our fossil fuel consumption and one of safest and cleanest replacements is nuclear power. The longer it takes people to realize this, the more damage our planet is going to suffer, so thanks a lot for the propaganda piece Tyler. I hope you're happy when the world is 8 metres under water and low lying countries like Bangladesh are completely flooded. The US is already freezing over because of climate change you morons! When will you idiots learn!?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:20 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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gamma scout, one of the best reasonable geiger counters

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:22 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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I don't see the problem, everybody knows that Japan is different to the rest of the world. Who gives a shit about a little radiation for christ's sake, even Japan says it's not a problem...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:24 | Link to Comment J S Bach
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Godzilla will surely rise from all this.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:28 | Link to Comment SoundMoney45
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Good one MDB.  That is hilarious.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:37 | Link to Comment asdasmos
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This is the best Chernobyl documentary: http://youtu.be/XiPgsesupDQ

 

What is disturbing is that Russia sent in specialists, military men, miners and huge amounts of resources.... while Japan has only let semi nationalized Tepco haphazardly manage the situation.

 

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:44 | Link to Comment Serfs Up
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Hey, not fair!   ;(

TEPCO also sent in homeless people.  You forgot to inlcude that.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:49 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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I have first-hand information that the cancer rates in Hawaii have spiked since 311.  Healthy people with no family history whatsoever should not be dying of cancer in their fourties.  This is very, very, sad.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Keyser
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TPTB don't give a shit whether we live or die. This should be obvious by now. 

Recent testing on the California coast show some sites that have 1400% higher radiation levels than background. TPTB pass it off as a fluke and not being tied to Fukushima. Yeah, right. 

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:48 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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where is the comparable "cemetery" for the Fukushima disaster cleanup...?

Here are several...

 

Going for a swim in the Pacific?  Keep your nose plugged and mouth closed.   I would also avoid the catch-of-the-day.  All it takes is one hot particle in the lungs or GI tract*.

 

 

*An excellent book

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:55 | Link to Comment idea_hamster
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[W]here is the comparable "cemetery" for the Fukushima disaster cleanup?

Your local US used car lot, perhaps?


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:57 | Link to Comment SoilMyselfRotten
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Congrats MDB, you're now on the side of Ann Coulter. A little radiation is GOOD for you, maybe even skip a few of those tanning booth sessions?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:55 | Link to Comment giggler321
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It's clear from the video that the Chernobyl cemetery is far from it, all those vehicles have their hoods up and are obviously missing parts.  Someone has been using that place as a spare parts dump, be careful what you buy off ebay.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:01 | Link to Comment Blano
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Care to share the info, HH?  Thanks.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:26 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Here is one woman's fight that is in the public domain.

Public health officials will never do their jobs and protect the public's health, because it would destroy tourism, real estate values, and the state's economy.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

 

—Upton Sinclair 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Mayor Vaughn: [to reporter] I'm pleased and happy to repeat the news that we have, in fact, caught and killed a large predator that supposedly injured some bathers. But, as you see, it's a beautiful day, the beaches are open and people are having a wonderful time. Amity, as you know, means "friendship". 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:41 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Ironically, Maui, as you know, means "to live".

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Keyser
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We're still going to need a bigger boat. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:54 | Link to Comment Sonic the porcupine
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On a positive note, the Obama's vacation in Hawaii. Perhaps the president will mutate and growth a first brain.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:02 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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We wouldn't want him to become effective.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:03 | Link to Comment Al Gorerhythm
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No, just infective.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Al Gorerhythm
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.........not to mention backbone and balls

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:03 | Link to Comment forwardho
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The clean-up job at Chernobyl was a truly heroic act. It was carried out by thousands of men who new they were going to die from their efforts. The USSR  created a special pension plan for those who took part, They died terrible deaths knowing that their familys would be provided for.

The Human cost of the Chernobyl cleanup? 19.000 men.

The inaction of Tepco and the Japanese gov, is a crime against humanity.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:17 | Link to Comment asdasmos
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+1

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Keyser
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What baffles me is the silence concerning Fukushima in the world's press. I understand the data being covered up in the US, but elsewhere this should be page 1 news. WTF, over?

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Greenskeeper_Carl
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because they are all interconnected. If this really went south, thats game over for the japanese economy, and the JPY. Imagine the impact it would have on the worlds interconnected economies and central banks if one of the worlds largest economies, biggest stock markets, and most traded currencies were to completely collapse. Complete pandamonium. Even if they know it is inevitable for this to happen, from their prospective, they see no reason to allow all the govt controlled media outlets to tell people about this, it could cause panics, bank runs, etc. And a complete flight of capital out of digital bank accounts, stock markets, bonds, etc, and into cash, PMs, etc.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:59 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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PRESIDENT WILSON: "You know what she said to me that night we brought her to the hospital?"  

(PAUSE)

"Tommy... I think you should do lottery. Every one should have a chance to go'. That's what Dorothy said to me.  That's what we should have done."
                                          
ADRIAN: "There would have been chaos, sir."

(President Wilson looks Adrian in the eyes.)
         
PRESIDENT WILSON: "You know what I believe, Adrian. I believe nature should choose for itself, from itself."
         
(Adrian takes this in.)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:18 | Link to Comment lewietheparrot
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Keiser:

What baffles me is why the UN has the resources and desire to open an office in Iran------but is completely dis-interested in Fukushima.

?????????????????????????????????????????

"Far more important is to have a robust and credible verification scheme to monitor the number of centrifuge rotors stocked and produced in Iran," former IAEA chief inspector, Olli Heinonen, said."

More important than what?

Rest of article here: 

http://rt.com/news/iran-watchdog-office-nuclear-480/

Ignorance seems to be running in epidemic proportions

Thanks for your posr            Still baffled, though.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:06 | Link to Comment BigJim
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How naive! The Japanese nuclear waste pouring into the skies and oceans is democratic, and on our side. So we don't need to keep an eye on it.

Whereas Iranian nuclear material is KNOWN to contain highly levels of anti-Semitism. THAT'S why it's so dangerous and needs monitoring; do you want another holocaust? Well... do you?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:25 | Link to Comment lewietheparrot
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Hi Jim,

My question was rhetorical-----as you say there are many reasons and others that you can invent as you go along

this is NOT about reasons or explanations, but rather, about putting the focus on the FACT, in the minds of many, the real question:

Why are you dudes NOT doing the right thing??????????

'Right' in the sense of priorities of action---to:

humans

mammals

plants

natural habitat, the home of all species

This is about surviving as a species for humans, but to save one---it is necessary to save all

not just 'liberal mushbrains' or others that you do not agree with for reasons personal or otherwise

this is about life on earth for each and all of us

so, thanks for your post(I choose to be trusting and naiive, by the way) and, please, keep in mind that we are all stuck on this island in space----together

No one gets out of this universe---nothing escapes.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:04 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Well, when you build graphite power plants with no containment. ( and what would be the point,mwith all that carbon in there) that's going to happen.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:34 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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The bad news is the adverse long term impact on human health, the ecosystem, marine & animal life...

...The good news is Blue Fin Tuna will each have many delicious tumors the size of other Blue Fin Tuna, and that Harry Wang is thriving as a Blue Fin Tuna TumorMonger in Tokyo.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:04 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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That's why I stick with lightly geased Escolar and BP Giant Shrimp.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:17 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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The corexit Escolar beer batter is outa sight.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:42 | Link to Comment PrDtR
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He's coming this year to a theatre near you! 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nP5s2Y3yJE  

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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Remember normal background radiation is 0.1-0.3 micro-sieverts, not a thousand times more (milli-sieverts) as in the video.
Radiation is bioaccumulative, hence so dangerous for health.
Inhalation or consumption of particles is much worse than just passing by.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:43 | Link to Comment Last of the Mid...
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was wondering who noticed that on the counters. Makes me think fondly of that GE commercial all the employees happily line dancing. We bring good things to life!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:21 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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Oh do stop fucking whining MDB..

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:21 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Oh I don't know climate change may have some benefits. If the east coast and the west coast were suddenly found under water would the country really miss them?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:52 | Link to Comment Keyser
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Only the whinging liberals. The folks in the heartland would be ecstatic. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:08 | Link to Comment SilverDOG
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Check your elevation before laughing goodbye.

Much of the heartland is well drained, thus easily refilled.

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:24 | Link to Comment Cruel Aid
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I'm already ass deep in carpetbaggers. If the rest of them came, they would taint everything.

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:53 | Link to Comment Overfed
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If the west coast were to be inundated, I would have beachfront property. Just thinking like a politician or an oligarch.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:24 | Link to Comment lewietheparrot
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millbucks

We idiots are concerned about all of the shit that your 'good life' and 'growth' have consumed.

Face up to it, dude---we were wrong and have burned down our house which is other than only being wrong---it is stupid.

And as your post points out most of us haven't learned a thing; we will burn it to the ground.

thanks for your post----i had forgotten how different we are

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:26 | Link to Comment 4 wheel drift
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what a fukumoronshima.....

 

bring on climate change, we need to reduce world population to a manageable level anyway.....

 

morons abound as YOU understand well

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:07 | Link to Comment booboo
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It ain't gonna be climate change that brings on a reduced population level, governments around the globe have proven to be quite adept at killing off their own. In fact they are the number one cause of mass killings, be ye warned.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Canoe Driver
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MDB you are sadly misinformed. These radiation releases are far more acute, and therefore far more serious, than "global warming."

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:45 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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And kind of irreversible for hundreds of thousands of years, regarding some radioactive isotops.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:56 | Link to Comment Woodyg
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It takes about 5 half life's to get to 5% - so we can multiply these numbers by 5 to get a neglible radioactive amounts -
Half life periods -
Iodine 131 - 8 days,
Cesium 137. - 30.17 years,
Cesium 134 - 2.06 years,
Plutonium 238. - 88 years,
Plutonium 239 - 24,000 years,
Plutonium 240 - 6,560 years,
Plutonium 241 - 14.4 years,
Strontium 90 - 29.1 years.

All of these were/are present in Fukushima -

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:42 | Link to Comment MassDecep
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Hey Micro Dick for Brains

http://youtu.be/GP1yUld-V4Y

I suppose this is a scare story also....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:49 | Link to Comment orez65
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"... these nuclear scare stories are downright irresponsible ..."

Is this truly from MDB???!!!! A rational comment!!!!!!!!

The nuclear fearmongers need to remember that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuked during WWII. Both cities are flourishing.

Maybe we should consider nuking Detroit!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:00 | Link to Comment AGuy
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"The nuclear fearmongers need to remember that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuked during WWII. Both cities are flourishing."

 

The Bombs dropped on Japan during WW2 contain a few dozen kilograms of fissiable material and both where airburst which limited the amount of fallout. On the other hand, each of the reactors that melted down contains dozens of tons of fissible material. Far more radioactive material was released by Fukashima than the bomds. Probably on the order of a 100K more than both bombs dropped on Japan. Most of this contaimination ended up in the Pacific. Also consider that more than 100K died from radiation poisoning or cancer from the bombs.

The danger from Fukishima is not over since each of the reactors that melted down also have Spent fuel pools that are 30 feet in the air which contain tons of highly radioactive spent fuel rods. Should any of these pools loose integrity its game over for most of Japan. Right now,  the are trying to remove the spent fuel rods from Reactor Four which is the most compromised. But they still have 3 other pools to deal wiith. Its probably going to take a decade or more to clean up the site and during that time corrusion and earthquakes are a serious threat.

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:06 | Link to Comment BraveSirRobin
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No fair - you are using fact and logic in your arguments. Obviously you are a woman hating racist.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:32 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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orez65

you are a chatham house ge,areva plank.

go drink some plutonium you fat murderous cunt.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:59 | Link to Comment Blano
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Come on peeps, green arrow him for the entertainment value.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:20 | Link to Comment Toolshed
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Ok, who turned over MDB's rock?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:37 | Link to Comment PrDtR
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There is only one idiot here.. Y O U !!! 

The environment will always change, we have very little control over the weather, the sun's heat (which causes global warming) and other natural disasters! 

Of course we can choose to live away from regular sources of dangerous natural phenomena .. perhaps even begin to put homes in the mid-West under ground.. who kows.. 

 

Nuclear disasters are man made! Now THAT's something we can DO something about.. we must understand how to deal w/this material BEFORE building these plants.. 

I do know something about this.. my backgorund is Mechanical Engineering +Systems design.. 

TRUTH is never waisted on intelligent people.. only on those, what was your term?, IDIOTS .. like Y O U !!! 

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:02 | Link to Comment AGuy
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PrDtR: MDB_ is  sarcasm!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:18 | Link to Comment Lednbrass
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Shhh... don't tell them!

It's far funnier watching the new guys and an occasional older poster who really ought to know better work themselves up.

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:00 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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MDBonus - yes, humanity is so powerful we can't contain our own nuclear mistakes, cure cancer, or stop massacring each other.

So sure, by all means, let's worry about the galaxy we can't change instead of not radiating ourselves.  Sheesh. 

We are a bunch of rabid monkeys.

Monkey want banana.

Too many monkeys.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:15 | Link to Comment Not_Sure
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We're not just ANY monkeys.....we're POOP flinging monkeys!  FLING AWAY! OOOOOHH OOOOOHH OOOOOHH, AAAAHH  AAAAAAH AAAAAHH!

 

Splat.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Woodyg
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'Clean' is a product that you have to safeguard for thousands of years to boil water that is used today?
I wonder what the kw charge of the 'cheap' energy that nuke power is will be 500 years from now when they're still messing with the spent fuel rods? By far the most expensive power ever generated - and future generations will probably say ' morons left us their mess so they could watch football and anime porn'
Besides without governments limiting Liability on nuke power and allowing monopoly practices these power plants would have never been built.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:29 | Link to Comment bagehot99
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The US is freezing over? I thought you were worried about WARMING. If it's colder because of climate change, then that's GOOD correct?

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:29 | Link to Comment sixbilliondollarman
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YOU STUPID FUCKING IDIOT!

...you made me log in and waste my time BECAUSE OF YOUR STUPID FUCKING COMMENT!!!

FIRST ASSHOLE: RADIATION GARANTEED DEATH for thousands of years. SCIENCE PROVES THIS.

DNA DESTRUCTION TO ALL ENVIRONMENT.

SO FUCK YOU

GLOBAL WARMING? FUCK YOU MORE!!!

DOESN'T EXIST- NEVER DID...[now it's climate change???]

TIME TO DRIVE MY 73 DODGE TODAY TO WORK with STRAIGHT SMOG INTO THE SKY THRU DUAL HEADERS OUTTA BIG BLOCK. BLACK SMOKE FOR MILES.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd5p7k0qCl4

 

SEE WHAT YOU DID NOW? YOU PISSED ME OFF TIME TO FILL THE SKY SOME CARBON THANKS TO YOU!!

 

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

 

YOU CAUSED THIS FOOTPRINT TODAY BITCH...now move your ass to FUCKUSHIMA!!!

 

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:55 | Link to Comment remibeni
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Uranium is a fossil fuel. The amount of greenhouses gases produced when building new nuclear powerplants and disposing of the fuel are outrageuous.  The downside of a mistake in design, or a mistake in operations of nuclear facilites is unimaginable, but now part of today's reaity.  In light of the many meltdowns we have already experienced, both known and unknown... and now Japan, makes nuclear power indefensable by any standard in its current form.  Not to mention the constant emmisions from existing nuclear facilities.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:21 | Link to Comment TheABaum
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That post isn't worth 2 cents. It's gets hot, it's "global warming". It gets cold it's "climate change." I still have no way to explain how the coal seams under my area were made with millions of years of tropical heat and then we have all these glacial remains.

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:03 | Link to Comment BraveSirRobin
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I once was a supporter of nuclear power. There are cases on enviable safety records. France has a great program. Many US utilities have first rate programs. The US Navy knows what it is doing. However, the consequences of failure are just too high as demonstrated by the incidents in Japan and the USSR. Eventually, accidents will happen. Organizational excellence cannot last for eternity, and the more widespread the technology, they more jacklegs and less than top notch people will become involved, increasing risk. In addition, global warming is of course a hoax.

Even if not a hoax, it's results are just not that bad, and perhaps even beneficial given all the cold unproductive land in Canada, Russia, and Antarctica that would become economically useful with true warming. It was much warmer in the Roman period when they grew grapes and made wine in England. The Roman Empire fell when it got colder and all the German tribes had to move south into Roman territory to survive. In addition, greater warmth means greater bio-diversity and bio-density. Not less. Heat is not equated with desertification, which has to do with weather patterns. It's damn hot in the Amazon. Also damn wet. I know. I have been there, amongst other very hot and wet places. Antarctica also has the driest desert on earth, and it's damn cold there.

And the water levels have been rising since the end of the last ice age. Nothing new there. People have been dealing with it quite successfully for 40,000 years.

If you want to know what regulates the temperature on earth, look outside one day. You will see this big glowing orb in the sky. It's quite bright and hurts your eyes if you look right at it. Notice when a cloud passes between you and it, it gets cooler. Also notice that it travels through the sky, and when it disappears beyond the horizon, it gets colder. 

 

Various civilizations have worshiped this glowing orb over the last 10,000 years. They even sacrificed live human beings to it to try and pacify it. Even primitive men understood it controlled the heat, the cold, the growing seasons, etc. and exhibited various natural cycles of increased and decreased heat output. So you do raise a valid question – yes, when will the idiots ever learn?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:11 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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Did you eat paint chips when you were a kid?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:26 | Link to Comment Freddie
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The RUssians/Ukrainians are smarter than the Japanese.  The Japs keep dicking around.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:48 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Not losing face is an excuse to lie.

An oddly feminine culture.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:10 | Link to Comment Emergency Ward
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Why would someone like James Clapper want to save face?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:08 | Link to Comment sushi
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Where is the comparable "cemetery" for the Fukushima disaster cleanup?

It is called the Pacific.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:18 | Link to Comment Yardfarmer
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:41 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Hey honey, I have an idea. Let's take the kids to the beach and clean up some radioctive material. WTF is wrong with those people?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:25 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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All Toyota and Lexus dealers lots from California to Washington. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:22 | Link to Comment TheABaum
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That would explain the videos of the people walking toward the beach with a geiger counter beeping faster as they get closer.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:08 | Link to Comment Gene Parmesan
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The comparable cemetery for the Fukushima cleanup is still in service:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ronald_Reagan_(CVN-76)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:15 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Apparently the NSA has put that page to rest as well.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Gene Parmesan
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Strange - the working page link won't paste.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:27 | Link to Comment StarfishPrime
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The closing parenthesis is missing in the link... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ronald_Reagan_(CVN-76)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:40 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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Fukushima is gonna be the sarcophagus of all gvt's lies because there's no way u can hide radiation nor stop it.

I wish it wasn't the way it is (I have children), but I'm afraid the future looks darker than ever -if there is ANY future-.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:14 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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japan hasn't cleaned anything up that I can tell

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:15 | Link to Comment sangell
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Didn't the Russians just impound some radioactive used cars shipped from Japan?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:37 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Yes they did. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:19 | Link to Comment apberusdisvet
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Within 20 years, there won't be a Japan, at least one that is populated.  The same would be true of all Pacific Rim areas, including the North American West Coast.Hawaii and the other Pacific Island chains should have already been evacuated,due to the cesium in every part of the food chain.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Parisnights
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Would like to believe that apvet, but I'm sure the fraud and death agency.. sorry the FDA, will have upped the minimum safe dosage allowance or will begin labelling cesium as G.R.A.S.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:45 | Link to Comment forwardho
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Exposure above a certain level will lead to death.

Does it really matter if .gov deems that level to be safe?

Or as momma H would say; Just because .gov says its safe to jump off that bridge, don't mean you aught to rush on out and jump.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:46 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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So THAT is why Barry left Moochie in Hawaii for an extra week! Bastard!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:04 | Link to Comment toady
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And a generation of the worlds best athletes will succumb to leukemia after attending the Tokyo Olympics. There will be weepy news articles as they fall, and documentarys about how no one saw it coming.

This, along with the Sochi Olympic tragedy, will kill the Olympic flame, and travel restrictions will abound around the world.

We were always at war with eastasia.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:21 | Link to Comment fuu
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Are we even sure they are using vehicles to clean Fukushima?? Those homeless guys may not be able to drive.

Free the Fukushima Fifty!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:59 | Link to Comment all-priced-in
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Since they don't drive does that make them the "walkman"?

 

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:23 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Surprised she didn't touch the robot with her tongue. She is braver than I.

There were reports last year of radioactive silverware so maybe Japan already recycled their stuff.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:56 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Yes, you wouldn't catch me standing next to a gamma emitter!

I hope she's already had all the kids she wants already.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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I saw some stuff on youtube that over 4000 people working for the Fukashima cleanup project in various capacities have died.

IMO, the most recent attempt to move fuel rods went very badly.  They were talking about doing the job and covering it on the news. Then they just stopped talking about it and started the "States Secrets" law baloney.  Then steam clouds and California gets irradiated again.  I think that reactor core and all of its storage is slowly heading to the center of the earth right now.

You never can tell anymore because the asshats in government and news are lying about everything all the time.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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JUST SELL IT TO THE CHINESE!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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And they will resell it at Walmart in the USA.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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VINTAGE Japanese Fukushima MEMORABLIA

2 words that make it sell for thousands on Ebay...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:03 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Plenty of steel small parts to hide it in.

Radioactive steel PC/Apple parts that people would be ignorant about.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
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"I'm not gonna buy it, YOU buy it!"

"Let's get Chine-ee!"

"He won't buy it. He sells everything!"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:16 | Link to Comment TalkToLind
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Shit, I'm old enough to remember that.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:13 | Link to Comment Villageidiot777
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And then chinese sell it to the us, as small pieces as necessary.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:29 | Link to Comment yogibear
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How much of the used equipment has been sold off or scraped to unsuspecting buyers?

Radioactive steel and other parts in the world market.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:38 | Link to Comment MassDecep
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This says it all

Welcome to Amerika , Fukushima

 

http://youtu.be/GP1yUld-V4Y

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:43 | Link to Comment Random
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For the 100th time, the fukushima disaster is at its worst wildly blown out of proportion or it DID NOT HAPPENED AT ALL (CGI, Green screens, fake news, crisis actors etc). Down vote away!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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so why don,t you go over ther and help clean up.
put your body where your mouth is and earn some great money.
You will not have a lot of time to spend it though.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Keyser
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Happy to oblige... 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:33 | Link to Comment Sabibaby
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For the 100th time... sorry first I've been told of this multiple choice. Which one did you pick?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Sonic the porcupine
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It was a soundstage on Mars.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:10 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/01/further-analysis-on-2011-al...

The jist is this.

Since 1965 Amchitka was the site of several underground nuclear tests; the neighboring island of Adak is used as a “control” to which nuclide levels can be compared.
More info here:
http://www.lm.doe.gov/Amchitka/Sites.aspx
Report link:
http://www.lm.doe.gov/Amchitka/S08833_Biological_Monitoring.pdf
Brief fact sheet:
http://www.lm.doe.gov/Amchitka/AmchitkaBioResults.pdf
The 2011 monitoring season came 3 months after the start of the Fukushima disaster. As the report notes (section 9.0):

“The results imply that Dolly Varden, rockweed, and to a lesser extent, Irish lord appear to contain a significant cesium isotope signature from Fukushima Dai-ichi. ……

… Observations of Fukushima-derived fallout impacting on this region are supported by findings of elevated levels of 134Cs (and 137Cs) in lichen and soil collected from both the Adak and Amchitka regions.”

More on the CS134/CS137 ratio here. The key to measuring contamination is the half life of each, CS137 has a half life of 30 years, CS134 has half life of 2 years.

http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/01/cd134-cs137-ratio-and-food-...

...

The Amchitka tests focus on lichen because it’s one of the greatest biological concentrators of Cs. The levels in lichen are regularly hundreds or thousands of times higher than what’s found in the soil beneath them

But how did that compare to before the Fukushima disaster? A look at table 40 from the CS134/CS137 ratio article gives a very good idea:

In table 40: Cs137 in lichen

1970-71 Clam lake range 8000-27000 pCi/kg (300-1000 Bq/kg) (-after three massive atomic bombs were set off on the island)
1971-79 Clam lake range 1500-67000 pCi/kg (55-2479 Bq/kg) (-after the three atomic bombs were set off on this island, the radiation in lichens tripled after the first initial dosing, and then lasted for a decade)

1997 Amchitka range 64-74 pCi/kg (2.3-2.7 Bq/kg)
2011 Amchitka range 1890-7120 pCi/kg (70-263 Bq/kg) (-after Fukushima)

So Fukushima, 2000 miles away caused a radiation level about 1/4 of what three direct atomic bombs would do at ground zero.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:51 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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BTW they won't be doing any new measurements until 2016 over there. If they did do testing and find out the decay rates in lichen are not in line 30/2 years for CS137/CS134 then you can attribute the non linear decay either to Fukushima still spewing radiation into the environment or the max dillution factor of it spreading out hasn't been reached yet.

And even if they are understating the numbers that 1/4 spike is attributing pretty much exclusively at the time of the measurements to what was immediately spewed into the air. Keep in mind those underground tests didn't spew that CS134/137 into the air. So if it is there and 1/4 as much after being dispersed 2000 miles as 3 underground nuke blasts localized nuke blasts in the same area then it reasons all points between are irradiated by the same amount if not higher as it was carried through the air.

It only took the US govt. 2+ years to release this information can you say class action lawsuit for every cancer incidence on the west coast against the US govt for hiding the data. It is not like Obamacare is going to cover these people.......

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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You have this to go along with that.

http://nuclear-news.net/2013/11/14/us-govt-headline-alaska-island-appear...

Amchitka Island, Alaska, Biological Monitoring Report 2011 Sampling Results, September 2013: To determine what [Fukushima Dai-ichi's] direct release of radioactive materials into the atmosphere might have contributed to the background radiation on Amchitka and Adak Islands, semiquantitative gamma spectrometry measurements were made [...] The results imply that Dolly Varden [a type of fish], rockweed, and to a lesser extent, Irish lord [a type of fish] appear to contain a significant cesium isotope signature from Fukushima Dai-ichi. The estimated 134Cs/137Cs activity ratios in pooled fauna samples at the time sampled ranged from <30 to about 60 percent. Observations of Fukushima-derived fallout impacting on this region are supported by findings of elevated levels of 134Cs (and 137Cs) in lichen and soil collected from both the Adak and Amchitka regions. [...]

Department of Energy: Biological Monitoring at Amchitka Appears to Show Impacts from Fukushima Dai-ichi Incident [...] The U.S. Department of Energy Office Legacy Management (LM) has a long-term stewardship mission to protect human health and the environment from the legacy of underground nuclear testing conducted at Amchitka Island, Alaska, from 1965 to 1971. [...] Atmospheric monitoring in the United States showed elevated cesium activities shortly after the [Fukushima] nuclear incident. LM scientists anticipated that atmospheric transport of cesium would potentially increase the cesium activities in the 2011 biological samples collected near Amchitka. Because cesium-134 has a relatively short half-life of 2 years and indicates leakage from a nuclear reactor, it is a clear indicator of a recent nuclear accident [...] Because the Amchitka 2011 sampling event occurred soon after the Fukushima nuclear accident, the biota impacted by atmospheric precipitation showed the greatest impact (e.g., species that live in freshwater or shallow ocean waters) when compared to marine biota living in deeper water. This is because ocean currents are a slower transport process than wind currents. LM scientists anticipate that the marine biota will show the impacts of Fukushima during the next sampling event, currently scheduled to occur in 2016. [...]

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:41 | Link to Comment Getting Old Sucks
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Once they dump it all on those contested islands, they'll tell China they've had a change of heart and give the islands to them.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Blazed
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Oy vey, more Hitler and Nazi references, does anyone ever make the overplayed hand connection?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:07 | Link to Comment TalkToLind
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That's alot of armored tanks, what did they do, shoot it?  How do you say Pull it! in Russian?  Boris, help a brother out. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:27 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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A Poem, from Argentina.

(Sorry for the poor translation).

 

Fukushima

Aquí, en este puñado

Here, at this

 

oscuro y mineral

dark and mineral handful dust

 

estamos todos

here we are, all of us...

 

arena y sal

salt and sand

 

parece que al igual

It seems

 

que hemos venido

as the way we came

 

ahora ocurre

now it's happening

 

que se vuelve origen

it turns into origin

 

el largo Paraíso

the long lasting Paradise

 

se sacude

it shakes itself

 

para ser sin nosotros

to be without us

 

por el cielo,

by air

 

y por tierra y por mar

by land and sea

 

rompe la célula

it breaks the cell

 

 

anidada

nested

 

con nuestra inmerecida

upon our undeserved 

 

omnipotencia.

omnipotence.

 

Nunca supimos

We were never capable

 

hacer nada

of doing anything

 

que valiera la pena,

that actually worthed

 

que quedara.

that endured.

 

 

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:40 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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these fuckers have been fucking up and killing folks dumping the bodies for years.

yakuza run the show the suits do what they are told.

the fabian society rothschild chatham house types i am sure are happy with this mossad hit slow kill.

 

here is a 1995 uk doc about the homeless nuclear clean up crews.

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

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:44 | Link to Comment NoWayJose
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Some earlier posters wondered where all this radioactive metal ended up -- it's an easy Google search -- and the answer is -- in your house!

Scripps Howard News Service published an in-depth report by Isaac Wolf regarding the broad range of consumer products imported from China that contain harmful amounts of radioactive metal contaminates. The story reveals that there is no U.S. agency checking the radioactivity of imported goods.

"Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world," Wolf reported

Among the list of contaminated items are products in everyday use, including, "Common kitchen cheese graters, reclining chairs, women’s handbags, tableware...fencing wire and fence posts, shovel blades, elevator buttons, airline parts and steel used in construction."

A report surfaced over a decade ago that nuts, bolts and other hardware imported from China contained measureable amounts of radioactive metals.

"In 2006 in Texas, for example, a recycling facility inadvertently created 500,000 pounds of radioactive steel byproducts after melting metal contaminated with Cesium-137, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records.

"In Florida in 2001, another recycler unintentionally did the same, and wound up with 1.4 million pounds of radioactive material. And in 1998, 430,000 pounds of steel laced with Cobalt-60 made it to the U.S. heartland from Brazil."

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:55 | Link to Comment theprofromdover
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I thought the useless UN was supposed to kick-ass when it came to dangerous members (like Japan)

Why haven't they insisted on getting useful action out of Tepco and Abe? Have they even said anything?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Why hasn't the international communitity moved in to take this problem away from them?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:01 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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if you donT want your nuclear cleanup problem,

you can keep your nuclear cleanup problem.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:36 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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The UN??? To kick-ass when it came to danger????? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

How naïf!!!

 

By the way, the deafening silence of ALL governments and international organizations is very, very disturbing.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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How many are still inside those vehicles?

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