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Thank You Fukushima: Global Cancer Cases To Skyrocket

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Update: Cancer - it's a growth industry


The incidence of cancer worldwide is growing at an alarming pace. A new report by the World Health Organization finds that, as USA Today reports, new cancer cases will skyrocket globally from an estimated 14 million in 2012 to 22 million new cases a year within the next two decades, the report says. During that same period, cancer deaths are predicted to rise from an estimated 8.2 million annually to 13 million a year. The total annual cost globally of cancer was estimated to reach approximately $1.16 trillion in 2010, which is damaging the economies of even the richest countries and is way beyond the reach of developing countries.

Via USA Today,



The most common cancers diagnosed globally in 2012 were those of the lung (1.8 million cases, 13% of the total), breast (1.7 million, 11.9%), and large bowel (1.4 million, 9.7%), the group says. The most common causes of cancer death were cancers of the lung (1.6 million, 19.4% of the total), liver (0.8 million, 9.1%), and stomach (0.7 million, 8.8%).




"These new figures and projections send a strong signal that immediate action is needed to confront this human disaster, which touches every community worldwide, without exception."


The report "actually puts onto paper what a lot of us have been saying for some time," says Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. "The burden of cancer internationally has doubled over the last 20 years, and it will double over the next 20 years. These facts support that we need to be serious about cancer prevention activities."




As a consequence of growing and aging populations, developing countries are disproportionately affected by the increasing numbers of cancers, the report says.


More than 60% of the world's total cases occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, and these regions account for about 70% of the world's cancer deaths, a situation that is made worse by the lack of early detection and access to treatment, it says.




The total annual cost globally of cancer was estimated to reach approximately $1.16 trillion in 2010, which is damaging the economies of even the richest countries and is way beyond the reach of developing countries, the report says.


Of course, the ongoing debacle in Fukushima will only exacerabate this trend as we have previously noted here - among Fukushima youths, here, and here - US sailors.



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Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:35 | 4401072 666
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Well, it's one way to tackle the world overpopulation problem...

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:00 | 4401114 Ident 7777 economy
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Oh bullocks; dilution in the ocean is taking are of it ...

Story line: "new cancer cases will skyrocket " - this, my friends is a prediction ... whereas in fact, TO DATE, no evidence exists to support the thesis, and its been how many years now?




The purported 'map' is Snopes debunked, BTW.



STAMPEDE, ye foolish sheep - STAMPEDE!!!! Head for the exits!!



Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:00 | 4401179 NOTaREALmerican
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Re: dilution in the ocean is taking are of it

The solution to polution is dilution.   If it worked in the 50's it will work again.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:03 | 4401199 negative rates
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Let's just starve um to death until they start drinking kerosene for energy.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:11 | 4401250 stacking12321
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ok, that's a map with lots of pretty colors on it.

now, what do those colors mean?

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:30 | 4401331 JeffB
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It looks to me like it is the amount of energy as measured by the estimated size of the waves from the tsunami that hit Japan on that fateful day.

I did a TineEye search for that picture and found that it was indeed listed as being on the NOAA website. The picture itself is no longer there, but it is one of the frames on a video on this page:



Wed, 02/05/2014 - 04:55 | 4403121 boogerbently
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I love it.

A Fukushima "conspiracy theory" (to cure overpopulation).


A Fukushima danger denier, all in one comment section.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:56 | 4401427 bonin006
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The units are cm. Wave height as JeffB says above looks correct. Nothing to due with radiation.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 21:22 | 4402294 Againstthelie
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They mean great news for the healthcare industry and Big Pharma.

Growth is good.

Exponential growth is even better.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:22 | 4401291 grgy
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DaddyO, the NOAA map is also a fraud according to SNOPES.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 21:38 | 4402341 JeffB
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On the other hand, one of the scientists in the Snopes article seems to contradict himself:

 "The Pacific Ocean is an enormous place," said Norman, who found radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power in California rainwater, milk and plants soon after the earthquake and tsunami. "There's a lot of material between us and Japan. No matter what happens in Fukushima, it's not going to be a problem over here."

So he " found radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power in California rainwater, milk and plants soon after the earthquake and tsunami."

but concludes

"No matter what happens in Fukushima, it's not going to be a problem over here."

Despite enormous amounts of radioactive water dumping into the ocean every day, and three reactors being in meltdown mode for months... years?

How does he get from point A - within three days they're finding radioactive elements in rain and milk products in California, to point B -- BUT "no matter what happens in Japan" has no effect upon us?

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 04:55 | 4403125 boogerbently
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....move along,

nothing to see here.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:22 | 4401292 grgy
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DaddyO, the NOAA map is also a fraud according to SNOPES.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:24 | 4401298 grgy
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There must be a reason why Zerohedge double posted me (LOL).

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:24 | 4401299 grgy
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There must be a reason why Zerohedge double posted me (LOL).

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:40 | 4401657 gmrpeabody
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It seems to be just your problem, not ZH.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:42 | 4401659 gmrpeabody
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It seems to be just your problem, not ZH.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:34 | 4401818 Mark Carney
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Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:36 | 4401819 Mark Carney
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Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:36 | 4401820 Mark Carney
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Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:17 | 4401927 Poor Grogman
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I need my glasses, I keep seeing double, no triple.

Aaarrrrghhh it's too much

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 22:25 | 4402475 willwork4food
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I shee doble to. Brrrb


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:26 | 4401309 DaddyO
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Better tell these guys...

They used the NOAA data found here...


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:42 | 4401323 Lore
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That's the initial tsunami wave height extrapolated. It has nothing to do with radiation.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 02:27 | 4403027 matrix2012
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Good info  DaddyO, the Fukushima Update has some interesting info on its About page...

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:33 | 4401638 deus x machina
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dilution of radioactivty?  what a stupid idiot.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:02 | 4401185 JLee2027
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Changed from red to green arrow. Good catch on the false radioactive map fallout.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:09 | 4401235 grgy
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Thank you.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:01 | 4401190 DaddyO
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Certainly you could do better than the establishment mouthpiece like Snopes?


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:44 | 4401379 quasimodo
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Yes! Yes! Snopes, the bastion of all things credible and true.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:42 | 4401380 quasimodo
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Yes! Yes! Snopes, the bastion of all things credible and true.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:07 | 4401211 Skateboarder
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Sources: NY Times, USA Today, AOL News, LA Times, Reuters.

Don't worry, be happy!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:02 | 4401481 zuuma
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I'm sure that we're all praying to God -whomever we conceive him to be - for the continued good health of Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein & all their highly principaled supporters on the west coast.

Lucky thing this little nuke mishap was all fixed up.



Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:35 | 4401992 donsluck
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Please let us know if what you're ACTUALLY praying for happens. And if it doesn't, I expect you to debunk the illusion of prayer outright.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 22:28 | 4402479 willwork4food
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Why would he do that? Just because you don't get what you pray for right away, doesn't mean your request isn't noted.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:08 | 4401221 Whalley World
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What a load of shit.  300 tons(at minimum) of the most toxic radioactive waste in history is washing into the Pacific and heading to our shores and you say nothing to see here folks, keep moving along.

I can see you have spent no time understanding the extent of this, the biggest environmental disaster in histroy.

Just look up the mutations in proximity to Chernobyl and realize that Chernobyl was a fraction of this baby and was capped in three months, Fuku is ongoing and no plans to rectify.

All Sushiine and Lollipops for you I see.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:37 | 4401363 LFMayor
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"The trouble with the www is that not everything is repuditable or validated". Eurypides.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:52 | 4401864 Jack Burton
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I'm no expert on radiation. But, 3 melt downs and all the water needed to hold them in quasi cold shut down? You don't just turn your back and walk away unharmed from this scale of radioactive release. Why would anyone even want to contend that simple dilution in air and water makes particles of radiation harmless? From my understanding of physics, you only need breath in one particle, which will sit and radiate the cells around it for decades. It takes ONE cell to go cancerous, and you are fucked. One cell starts it, One particle can give damaging radiaton to a number of cells as long as it is stuck inside you. In the lungs, one particle can lead to cancer. That does not mean it will, only that your odds go way up.

Come on, to downplay Fukushima shows a dishonest intention. What may that be?

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:39 | 4402007 donsluck
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What actually happens is hundreds of cancers develop and they duke it out. Honestly, that's really what happens! True story! Then you are OK, not even aware of the miracles happening in your body thanks to God, that really cool guy-in-the-sky.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:35 | 4402156 mt paul
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lick a lollipop

save an isotope ....

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:09 | 4401238 Syrin
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Snopes?   Why not just site Tepco's website?   Why not quote the Yellen about the benefits of QE since we are now using "reliable" sources.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:55 | 4401868 Jack Burton
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I googled "snopes" and got a strange color full website with all kinds of icons on various subjects. Is this a source of information on radioactive releases from Fukushima melted cores and spent fuel pools? Seriously? Or did I miss another "snopes" which uses real scientists as sources? TEPCO has proven to be a liar, this fact is beond dispute.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:58 | 4402056 15horses1donkey
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Snopes is a place where you can find info on scams of all sorts. It has nothing to do with tepco or radioactivity. It has everything to do with the credibility of a particular claim or product. Any snopes review of fukushima related article is likely to be highly, if not extremely, accurate.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:11 | 4401242 Spastica Rex
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I think you mean "bollocks."

+1, anyway; we have enough to worry about without being distracted by bullock shit.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:13 | 4401260 curbyourrisk
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What a jackass you are, sir.

Please tell that to the brave American military who offered aid and assistance.


Tell that to unedible fish surrounding the nation.  Tell that to the millions of Japanese citizens who will all die an early death thanks to long term exposure.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:44 | 4401387 Lore
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Yeah, the only people smiling are "Limits to Growth" psychopaths and their sheeple devotees -- until their own guts start popping tumors.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:42 | 4401658 vie
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Oh good Snopes debunked it, I can go back to sleep now.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:55 | 4401695 acetinker
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Bollocks- it's bollocks.  Bullock's is a liquor store, at least where I live.  They didn't have shit to do with it;)

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:47 | 4401127 caShOnlY
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Estimated Prophet

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no
Been so long I felt this way, I'm in no hurry, no
Rainbows and down that highway where ocean breezes blow
My time coming, voices saying they tell me where to go.

Don't worry about me, nah nah nah, don't worry about me, no
and I'm in no hurry, nah nah nah, I know where to go.

California, preaching on the burning shore
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine.

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no
It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin' slow
Still I know I lead the way, they tell me where I go.

Don't worry about me, no no no, don't worry about me, no
and I'm in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go.

California, a prophet on the burning shore
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine.

You've all been asleep, you would not believe me
Them voices tellin' me, you will soon receive me
Standin' on the beach, the sea will part before me
Fire wheel burning in the air!

You will follow me and we will ride to glory, way up, the middle of
the air!

And I'll call down thunder and speak the same and my work fills the
sky with flame
and might and glory gonna be my name and men gonna light my way.

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no
It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin' slow
My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no

Don't worry about me, no no no, don't worry about me, no
and I'm in no hurry, no no no, don't worry about me, no.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:33 | 4401989 Dugald
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Uh, so.....not to worry about you is that the message......? 

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:06 | 4401174 kw2012
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Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:58 | 4401175 kw2012
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A good plague would reduce the number of cancer deaths in half.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:03 | 4401195 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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..but if it doubles posts, is there a net gain or loss?

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:17 | 4401278 kw2012
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Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:06 | 4401720 Freedumb
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AND reduce unemployment. For Keynesians this is a slam dunk.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 22:52 | 4402541 willwork4food
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A good war reduces a good plague numbers in half.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:01 | 4401193 TheGoldMyth
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It is not how many people exist that is the problem or the quantity, it is the quality that is the problem.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:58 | 4401702 STP
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Ain't that the truth!  Here in Section 8 Town, somewhere in SoCal, one only has to walk through the Walmart and wonder how some of these women, ever had babies.  The women are so ugly, so reprehensible in appearance and demeanor, that one finds it amazing that somebody, actually managed to put a hardened penis into them.  And all their kids look like little morons, with blank stares or crying for ten or fifteen minutes, while the parent blithely watches.  And we're not talking about regular crying, it's an incredible high volume screech, that sounds like the kid is being ass-raped.  Oh, how I hate this town and the scummy citizens that the government produces.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:43 | 4402022 donsluck
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The key is a sawhorse and a plywood wall with a hole cut in it. You can decorate it to your hearts' content.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:12 | 4401751 DGS
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Fukushima is a minor cause. Just look at Dr Geerd Hamer, Dr Candace Pert and Ing Francesco Castrica works. Cancer is a biological program not a disease. Always.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:32 | 4402144 mt paul
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the new white meat....

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:35 | 4401075 TeamDepends
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Don't worry, BammyCare gon' take care of y'all!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:10 | 4401917 Not Too Important
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'Sick Kids Denied Specialty Care Due to Obamacare in Washington' (the State)

"Administrators at Seattle Children's today said they predicted this would happen, and it's even worse than they expected," says the local news anchor. "Patients being denied specialty treatment at the hospital by insurance providers on the Washington health benefits exchange. Children's filed request on behalf of 125 of their patients. Of those, they say they got only 20 responses, eight of which were denials. Dr. Sandy Melzer says all this comes after reassurances of certain unique specialty cases would still be covered."

Dr. Sandy Melzer says, "Well, some of the patients who were denied are ones who clearly would fall into that unique category. A two-year-old with new significant neck mass that was being evaluated for infection or malignancy, an older child with a chronic severe medical condition requiring multidisciplinary care here, a baby that had a skull abnormality."

Pay very close attention to the symptoms in the children who the insurers are refusing to pay for – radiation exposure symptoms.

Here it comes, fast and hard. Kill the kids first.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:37 | 4401076 kralizec
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That tears it!  Invade Japan!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:45 | 4401669 vie
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I think we already did.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:37 | 4401079 TruthInSunshine
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"Please do not worry. Enjoy some sashimi. Domo Arigato."

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:44 | 4401112 HyBrasilian
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DEAD at the Budokan

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:08 | 4401222 ParkAveFlasher
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thanks, just did a pig chortle

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:22 | 4401294 HyBrasilian
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DEEP PURPLE [live] at Budokan

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:43 | 4401087 Dr. Engali
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Developed countries are disproportionately affected by various cancers because we put more shit in our system.  Read the labels of some of this crap we call food, and that will explain quite a bit.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:46 | 4401116 tarsubil
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Some are waking up. Others, not so much. Most disease is avoidable. Perhaps if everyone gave two shits about their health, we'd have more resources for those with unavoidable diseases. Who would have thought Utopia was simply a matter of giving two shits?

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:58 | 4401166 cynicalskeptic
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Ignoring the genetically modified food, additives we put into processed food and the actual 'synthesis' of edible material that only resembles 'food' (having no real nutritional value) there are plenty of other factors.  Even without all the pesticides and herbicieds on food we are willingly poisoning ourselves.  One nursery owner locally is convinced that all the breast cancer cases her in the burbs are directly related to all the lawn chemicals used (everyone wants a nice green lawn, right?).   

Add in all the other chemicals we're exposed to.... the synthetic estrogen mimics that are killing sperm counts in men .... toxic fire retardant additives.... stain proofing coatings.... and God knows what else.......   

reality is we're committing suicide as a species.   Just a matter of how we're going to do it first - warfare, climate change, self-induced sterility, disease.....


BTW - the media coverage on this story (listening to the radio earlier) seemd to focus ONLY on things like 'lifestyle' - we're smoking and eating the wrong things.... no mention of the crap we're given to eat, the chemicals we're exposed much less increased radioactivity from willful atomic tests and nuclear screw-ups.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:02 | 4401187 Ident 7777 economy
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Right, bright cheery attitude you've copped there mate. 

Now what are you going to do about it?

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:06 | 4401215 pods
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In the west the simpler answer is we are killing ourselves with a knife and fork.

We have an abundance of calories, but a dearth of micronutrients.

Micronutrients are what allows us to survive when faced with all these environmental stressors.

It is not GMO this, and pesticide residue that.  We consume a huge amount of calories from food that has no value other than caloric.

Lettuce on a cheeseburger does not constitute eating a vegetable.  

There are thousands of micronutirents that the body can use, and 90% of Americans don't even consume minimal amounts of them.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:40 | 4401372 tip e. canoe
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Micronutrients are what allows us to survive when faced with all these environmental stressors.


i can't remember the exact number, but something like 26 micronoots are needed for proper DNA replication alone.

they were talking about all this stuff in the 30's and even earlier. (see Bread From Stones from 1894)

the response was what we have today, but it still does not address the underlying problem due to the insistence on following of Von Leibig's erroneous salt-fertilizer thesis.   there's no money in rock dust it seems.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:50 | 4401678 vie
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:22 | 4401775 WillyGroper
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Chemistry of Man by Bernard Jensen is a great reference.

All that lard & people are starving.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:20 | 4401289 cossack55
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Can't wait to try that Viet Nam era flavor enhancer, 2,4-d, as soon as the piece-of-shit, Monsanto-owned FDA approves its use.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 21:38 | 4402357 emersonreturn
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my mother used to tell me that growing up she could spend an entire day collecting feathers, and no two were the same.  the water she said was the most delicious thing imaginable, straight from the mountains, untouched, the fragrance alone could sustain one.  everything she ate came from soil never before tilled.  she lived a long healthy life.  her grandchildren and great grand children live in a world damaged by hanford, a thousand or more nuclear tests, fuku, not to mention the heavy metals and pesticides, the exhaust, the additives.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:27 | 4401955 TradingTroll
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The earth has an ionosphere, protecting us from the sun's radiation, so we could evolve.


Fukushima recreates at ground level what the ionosphere protected us from.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:14 | 4401255 Syrin
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So adding radioactive cesium won't make things worse, right?   Tell that to your thyroid.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:31 | 4401270 Dr. Engali
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That's a stupid fucking response. I'm talking about the poisons in food, not addressing the impact of Fukushima which is an unknown at this point.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:41 | 4402172 FreeNewEnergy
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Sorry Doc, had to down-arrow you on that one.


From the report:


developing countries are disproportionately affected by the increasing numbers of cancers, the report says.


Emphasis mine.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:44 | 4402187 thestarl
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You said it Doc especially if its from China

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:41 | 4401095 HyBrasilian
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So THAT'S how the Seahawks got their jersey colors

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:42 | 4401101 TheGardener
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World Health Organization is in the business of health scaremongering, that is what get`s them paid .

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:43 | 4401106 grgy
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There is no reference to Fukushima in the article and the map is a phoney.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:51 | 4401143 Ident 7777 economy
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RIght you are; funny to watch all the 'sheep' on the board immediately stampede though ...


From Snopes:


Origins:   This map showing the projected path of fallout across the western United States following a possible meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan began circulating shortly after a massive 8.9 earthquake hit that country in March 2011. The map bore the logo of the Australian Radiation Services (ARS), an organization which has disclaimed any connection with it: 

Australian Radiation Services is aware of information about radioactive contamination being spread from the Japanese nuclear reactor incident released under the ARS logo and name. We wish to be clear that this information has not originated from ARS and as such distance ourselves from any such misinformation.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:01 | 4401476 X_mloclaM
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hows core containment goin?


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:07 | 4401512 TPTB_r_TBTF
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the cores have melted their way far enough down toward Middle Earth to be of no consequence to us on the surface.

But Middle Earth is hating it about now!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:48 | 4401679 Loose Caboose
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Yup and if those cores come in contact with the water table on their way down, it's pressurized steam and an explosion that will take the rest of the site down. 

Core hits water table = shit hits fan.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:14 | 4401924 Not Too Important
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"David and Barbara Mikkelson in the San Fernando Valley of California started the website about 13 years ago - and they have no formal background or experience in investigative research. After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation? The reason for the questions - or skepticisms - is a result of claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issues, when in fact, they have been proven wrong. Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the 'true' bottom of various issues."

It gets worse.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:51 | 4401146 Sophist Economicus
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Yeah.    But besides that, it was spot on.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:13 | 4401246 Miffed Microbio...
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I had immediate doubts about this article as well for the simple reason these cancers are always found in a population at certain rates. Increases are seen for a multitude of reasons especially nutrition and exposure to chemicals. What really is an indication of cancer due to radiation is leukemia, especially in children who are most susceptible. This is the population to watch.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:21 | 4401940 Not Too Important
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Leukemia, brought on by radiation, is always shown to follow low white blood cell counts. Over 90% of the children in the Greater Tokyo region have low white blood cell counts.

This has been documented for months now, on Enenews. All the links are there, lots of them.

Yes, watch the kids, in Japan and here.

And, Obamacare is allowing the insurance companies to not cover kids for these sicknesses.

You're next.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:43 | 4401107 jerry_theking_lawler
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Potassium Iodide, Bitchezzzz!!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:55 | 4401163 Ident 7777 economy
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That's a bull-hockey source too ...

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:04 | 4401491 TPTB_r_TBTF
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how dare you criticize a prepper-website!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:06 | 4401494 X_mloclaM
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Guardian UK (amongst others) reported 10 out of 10 samples of children’s urine tested positive for Cesium

One study was completed by a NOAA researchers (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) along with a counterpart from Germany's GEOMAR

Mainichi reported on June 11, 2013:

“Uncertainty over the location of melted fuel… continues to cast a shadow over plans to remove the fuel… work won't start until about 10 years from the onset of the disaster.” (2021)

AP wrote in December 2011:

“The nuclear fuel moved as it melted, so its condition and locations are little known.”

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:23 | 4401948 Not Too Important
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There are dozens of sites reporting scientific research on Fukushima.

All it takes is a few clicks. But no one wants to look . . .

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:08 | 4401506 X_mloclaM
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awwwww what happen, u paper loss on gold?

you drin kool-aide, then decide to like it? Its your best chance for ego redemption?

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:38 | 4401611 TheGoldMyth
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Usually For Fukushima radiation to be, Fukushiam radiation it has to have Cesium 137 and Cesium 134 in a definite proportion. If only Cesium 137 is found then it is old fallout. 99% of articles do not even mention the isotopes found or even the ratio of the isotopes found, and without that it could be from anywhere.
Don't look (In my best knowledge as an amateur) at articles where this detailed information is missing because the author or researcher could not afford 2000 dollars for a decent scintillation detector that identifies isotopes and is more sensitive than a geiger counter and only twice the cost.
Cesium 134 has a half life of 2 years.
Cesium 137 has a half life of 30 years
In my amateur opinion as a member of DIY nuke identification/detection groups.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:30 | 4401971 Not Too Important
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We are well into almost 3 years of a complete bio-collapse. Believe it, don't believe it, laugh, cry - it's getting worse and will continue to get worse for a billion years - the half-life of the thousands of tons of enriched uranium blown into the atmosphere and spread around the world.

Regardless of what anyone thinks, if you breathe, you have trace amounts of enriched uranium and plutonium in your lungs, and soon you'll be ingesting more of it in everything you eat and drink.

I would suggest studying up on 'bio-accumulation' and 'bio-magnification'.

And I dont' necessarily recommend quiting smoking. It's a little late for that.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:43 | 4401111 zyby
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Not really a clear link between Fukushima radiation and lung, breast, or bowel cancer, is there? I mean compared to the crap that people eat, ingesting a little highly diluted radiation isn't likely to do much. Better if that Fukushima rad coverage was globally distributed and diluted, which of course is what it is now, years after the incident.

You want to avoid cancer, eat your veggies and get plenty of iodine (kelp, but not from Asia).

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:47 | 4401125 i_call_you_my_base
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"coverage was globally distributed and diluted, which of course is what it is now, years after the incident."

It has been leaking radioactivity into the ocean every single day since. Tepco actually buys the fish from around the plant and destroys it so it won't make it into the markets.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:32 | 4401979 Not Too Important
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No, they ship the fish to the United States because we keep raising our radiation limits on imported food so it isn't a problem here. It's only a problem there, since their limits are lower.

I wouldn't eat rice, either.


Wed, 02/05/2014 - 09:43 | 4403497 TuPhat
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The US is one of the largest exporters of rice in the world.  Why do you think we import rice from Japan?  Your rice pot is a little cracked.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 14:49 | 4404686 Not Too Important
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All sushi rice in the Northern Hemisphere is from Japan. We get the rice the Japanese won't eat themselves - and that's really, really bad.

Good luck to you if you still eat in Japanese restaurants.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:24 | 4401945 TradingTroll
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85% of the cancer in dead kids bones in Chernobyl came from dairy.


Thats a food group isnt is?


Fukushima radiation is in everything. Unavoidable.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:45 | 4401113 Fix-ItSilly
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Awful article.  And there's no reason to conflate this with Fukushima.

Worse - the referenced study recognizes that more deaths will come from cancer as the population grows while demographically aging.  Yet ZH hypes numbers of deaths while not recognizing nature takes the aged.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:56 | 4401150 TruthInSunshine
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On a serious note, the two main culprits for the projected increase in cancer rates, according to WHO, over the next two decades, will be 1) increased sugar consumption and 2) increased consumption of alcohol.

Both of these are well-established antagonists of cancer cell development, mitosis & growth, either via direct or indirect (i.e. obesity) means

The other "preventable" causes of increased cancer rates will be:

Obesity and inactivity
Radiation, both from the sun and medical scans
Air pollution and other environmental factors
Delayed parenthood, having fewer children and not breastfeeding

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:34 | 4401984 Not Too Important
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"...nature takes the aged."

In the next few generations, the radiation will take the children far faster than the aged. Tyler should run some numbers on how this will affect the markets.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:47 | 4401120 MsCreant
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Our culture is the cancer. Fukushima is merely the culmination, making it real.

We want power and "stuff" so badly we are willing to destroy everyone and everything to get it.

We are the cancer. We let these sick fucks sell us on the idea that we need to be able to consume this much.

Cancer consumes and consumes and consumes. 

Let the fucking tomb stone on the planet read Consumers.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:55 | 4401158 forwardho
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If you feel so very strongly about this.

And truly believe it.

Do the "Planet" a favor and kill yourself now.

Following your logic, its the only rational choice.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:28 | 4401314 MsCreant
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You are being an irritable "ho" who wants to spout anger and follow no logic at all. God forbid someone tells babykins there are some limits to what babykins can have.

Get off telling me to kill myself? Good for you, nice way to derail any discussion that you can't handle having.

Tell me how I am wrong. Try that instead.

Do we need this standard of living to be okay? 

Can the planet sustain infinite growth?

Can the planet sustain infinite pollution? 

Corporations sell growth, quantity, rather than quality, so that they can skim. And while they do it, they sign their own death warrants. If you can't see that, if you see the planet as a disposable condom you can fuck and throw away, you prove my point.

We can change. We don't have to just mindlessly consume with no mind for the future.

It ain't rocket science.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:34 | 4401353 MayIMommaDogFac...
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WTF MsCreant -- you're screaming in metaphors using cancer as your central word choice in response to an article about actual cancer...

The fight you're picking with that guy doesn't even make sense.  You seem to be having a different dialog.

You seem not like yourself -- just sayin'.  Hope your day is good one.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:37 | 4401364 knukles
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MsC is absolutely spot on.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:58 | 4401696 MsCreant
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I am doing just what you say, screaming in metaphor in response to an article on cancer. 

I am doing a micro macro thing, conceptually. Or fractals if you like. Cancer is the fractal, imprinting its structuration on physical and ideological reality. It is not a stretch. 

Nuclear power is desperate power. We build this stuff cheap and don't think through the long term consequences. Ditto fossil fuels if we are honest here. We will risk actual cancer to have it.

As others note on the comment thread, we are eating crap that will give us cancer, again, because people think short term to earn a buck, fill the food with slow acting poison (but hey it has a long shelf life). Those who eat it think short term because it is easy, not focusing on the health aspect. They risk actual cancer for the convenience.

Everyone is looking for the shortcut. There is always a price for a shortcut, it just may not be immediately apparent.

Cancer is growth that consumes that does not care if it kills the host. A smart cancer would try to keep the host alive, right? It just grows mindlessly. 

Our economy does the same thing, not considering the host, just mindlessly growing, because it is not based on real needs but manufactured ones. The Fed tries to control the economy, but they are doing it on the manufactured needs of the few, not the real needs of the whole.

The culture has us convinced we need so much more to survive than we really do. That is cancerous too.

I am ranting but I am not as far off as you suppose. 

Maybe I should have said "We are facing actual increased cancer risks because we are acting, at the cultural level, like cancer."

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:47 | 4401850 knukles
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That ain't a rant by me....
Amazing clarity said pure.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:57 | 4402058 MsCreant
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I lovez me some knukles, thanks for having my six.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 01:02 | 4402909 FredFlintstone
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Most elderly have some cancer somewhere in there body. If you or a loved one is suffering from cancer at a premature age, my condolences.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:40 | 4401823 forwardho
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Ms, Only wished to point out that on some level all of us (including you) are consumers.

You pointed the finger of blame without mentioning that you too are a consumer.

At least It seems you are using a tech device to communicate your thoughts. One can further assume you eat, wear clothes, have some type of shelter, use electricity, drink beverages, perhaps own your own car.

Forgive my flippant remark about self destruction, I wished only to point out that if you are living in ANY type of advanced culture YOU are a consumer yourself. Unless you are completly "off the grid" and produce your own energy, sustanance, clothing, and transportation it is fruitless to blame that which you yourself are part of.




Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:56 | 4402047 MsCreant
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Dear one, 

I said we. I know I am part of the problem. I try in my way, but I get it I do not do enough. I grow some of my own food (not enough) I have an energy efficient house, geothermal heating and cooling, etc. But yeah, I am part of the problem. But I did say WE are a cancer. Not you. Not them.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 00:57 | 4402903 FredFlintstone
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Dilbert said it best in reference to sustainability: I think I will sit in a corner on some seeds and decompose.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:34 | 4401348 vxpatel
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you are an idiot, a part of the problem. it's possible for people to change how they think and live, and live a life closer in harmony with unvisersal rythms.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:29 | 4401325 vxpatel
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 relax man, the invisible hand will sort all this out...just be patient...and have faith!

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:09 | 4401516 X_mloclaM
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let it read: ignorance

consumer smarts drives purchases, value

its the dumbing of the sheep that makes crony run

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:47 | 4401122 homiegot
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It's the crap food people are eating now.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:11 | 4401212 TheGoldMyth
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Thanks homiegot:"

By Dr. Gary Null Global Research, February 03, 2014

"Sugar: Killing us Sweetly. Staggering Health Consequences of Sugar on Health of Americans"


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:47 | 4401130 Itgoestoeleven
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the radiation levels on the map are way off. We would all be dead on the west coast

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:23 | 4401297 cossack55
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All the folks I know on the west coast are, in fact, brain dead.  This just completes the circle.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:35 | 4401358 MayIMommaDogFac...
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All the folks I know on the west coast are, in fact, brain dead.

Jokes on you!  They all got together and decided they were sick of talking to you.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:50 | 4401134 NOTaREALmerican
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Just another environmental wacho article by people who hate America, and the troops.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:15 | 4401545 Bangin7GramRocks
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"for the poops" -Cam Brady

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:36 | 4401998 Not Too Important
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Hate America, and the troops?

What about the sailors on the USS Reagan? What about the other 70,000 American troops and family in Japan that are going to have the same problems in the near future?

Which America are you referring to? Certainly not the America as defined in the Declaration of Independance.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:50 | 4401140 Dr.Engineer
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Everyone, imagine what this will do to the health care system?  ObamaCare costs will skyrocket.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:55 | 4401162 NOTaREALmerican
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So will Medicare,  but nobody seems to mind paying an infinite amount of money to keep the OldFarts alive.  

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:38 | 4402009 Not Too Important
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No, Obamacare costs won't skyrocket. O-care allows the insurance companies to determine what they will and will not cover, They have already indicated, to some kids in Seattle, that they won't pay for the treatment of sicknesses that may have been caused by radiation. Even if it wasn't caused by radiation, they still aren't going to cover it.

But the kids do have insurance . . .

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:50 | 4401142 forwardho
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Well as the good folks with the propaganda branch of .gov have said repeatedly...

Don't worry!

Be happy!

Remember, only that which you can see can harm you.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:53 | 4401155 Hangfire
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Why do you think Barack left Michelle in Hawaii for an extra couple of days...soak it up baby!  

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:53 | 4401156 TheGoldMyth
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"Updated: How to Reduce Your Risk of Radiation January 29th, 2014


by WashingtonsBlog"
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:58 | 4401160 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Fukushima at least in the short term should cause a spike in thyroid cancer cases due to Cesium 134/137, this article makes no mention of that. If you haven't noticed, canned tuna is extra salty as of late. You ever wonder why? Iodized salt contains potasium iodide which blocks Cesium 134/137 from saturating the thyroid gland. And if you are eating radiated tuna what is the best way to protect against thyroid cancer from internal doses of Cesium 134/137 which is twice as deadly and likely to cause cancer than external exposure while still selling canned tuna.

It is the internal exposure in the food that is going to be the real problem at the end of the day due to bio accumulation but that is going to take a few years to fully manifest itself unless the whole food chain collapses in the Pacific where we can't accumulate that material internally in the first place.


Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:02 | 4401188 mick_richfield
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Don't eat anything from the Pacific ocean.  I and my family stopped two years ago.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:35 | 4401213 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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If you buy canned tuna you really don't know where it is being caught if they don't put it on the label. Rule of thumb with canned fish anyways is geiger counter it.

Here is good information on how to test food with a geiger counter.

Another possible tell on how bad radioactivity is affecting tuna populations will be in the price of canned tuna. Expect the price to rise in line with the decline in population of tuna as they die off from too much radiation.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:50 | 4401411 TheGoldMyth
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The Cs1137/134 behave like Potassium in the tuna and if they swim into clean water the cs137/134 will completely leach out of the fish into the water in a short time like a few weeks but check my info on this.
The Strontium does not leach out as it binds like clacium in the bones so don't eat bones.
I have checked canned fish and cat food canned fished and other pet food fish where i thought testing would let some get through and nothing yet phew..
But i still test every fish i eat.
I started testing after Fukushima about trhee months later after i saved for the gadgets and joined this club

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:06 | 4401504 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I hear you on the leaching part but when the Pacific Ocean is completely contaminated and we don't know yet just how much is still pissing into the water so unless they are testing the water itself and calculating dilution factors and such that is an unknown at this point if it is leaching or not.

All I know is based on everything I've seen the food chain is collapsing the Pacific Ocean from the level of the smallest creatures that the amount of radiation in the water is too concetrated based on dilution factors for them to survive. That manifests itself higher up on the food chain as each level runs out of food sources aka increased shark attacks, sockeye population collapse, etc. The bio accumulation is showing up in seals with sores and shit like that also. How deadly this is to humans is yet to be determined. There is nothing tinfoil hat or paranoid about being proactive about things.

Failling to prepare, is preparing to fail.

-Benjamin Franklin

Geiger counter especially on the west coast should be a mandatory purchase for families these days and how to test and decontaminate food also by how to wash it should be something people should know how to do just in case.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:17 | 4401273 TheGoldMyth
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I test tuna for CS137/134 in a club with these guys... It does not cost much to buy the gadgets.

Costs nothing to join the club

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