BBC in Fukushima: “This place is really strange, on the surface it looks pretty normal, but then listen — Nothing” (AUDIO)

Published: January 2nd, 2013 at 8:03 am ET


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Title: What happened to the Fukushima 50?
Source: BBC
Author: Rupert Wingfield-Hayes
Date: Jan 2, 2012

At 1:30 in

Masami Yoshizawa’s farm in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture

Wingfield-Hayes: This place is really strange. On the surface it looks pretty normal, but then listen. Nothing.

A part from ourselves there is nobody in this village.

Full broadcast here

Published: January 2nd, 2013 at 8:03 am ET


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23 comments to BBC in Fukushima: “This place is really strange, on the surface it looks pretty normal, but then listen — Nothing” (AUDIO)


    “This place is really strange, on the surface it looks pretty normal, but then listen — Nothing” Wow…sounds like the BBC's holding a mirror up-to itself…

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      Woot! Good one, AFTERSHOCK.

    • stop picking on the poor old beeb!!



        doubtless you're aware arclight, but since 911 (and before?) they've been in lockstep with the globalist agenda. They show no genuine objectivity in their analysis. They're simply a polished version of our state-side propaganda organs. It's kinda sad because the British people themselves have shown more courage in fighting against these endless wars of aggression, than the Americans ever will…

        • aigeezer aigeezer

          arclight has been highlighting "beeb problems" for a long time. I imagine he got a chuckle out of seeing "his" theme pop up again spontaneously.

          In that vein, I turned on CBC radio yesterday and heard a soothing male voice summarizing the year's highlights (CBC is to Canada what the beeb is to the motherland). He gushed about the Queen's 60 years on the throne, but the words he used made me laugh out loud. He called it "sixty years of service".

          The reigning monarch "serves" us? Her ancestors defeated everyone else's ancestors with fire and steel – fair enough – but in what conceivable sense does she "serve" us?

          Whatever it is, I think I'll put in a request to cancel the service I never ordered in the first place and save whatever the cost is – sort of like cancelling cable TV – no more monarchs, beeb or CBC. How cool would that be?

          Oooh… this leads naturally to the whole "social contract" theme – the idea that because one is born into a particular geographical location one is obligated to do all sorts of things to suit whoever is running the show in that location. Nonsense – the contract is no contract at all when only one party is a willing participant and the other party is coerced into it at birth.


            awesome thoughts aigeezer. And your closing paragraphs says it all. I've been talking to this issue of contracts and how such law can be used to topple the 'self-empowered'. I am very-much delighted that you (and hopefully others) are aware of that obligation goes both ways…

          • charlie3

            Well ut, AIGeezer. I don't like the CBC thanking any monarch on my behalf for her selfless service…it's very old and dated, and meant to keep our boys dying in more of her glorious wars.

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Animals And Plants; Low Level Radiation Effects

      Bird Radiation Studies; Chernobyl, TMI and Fukushima; via @AGreenRoad

  • Sickputer

    I can say the same about the BBC webpage because I see and hear nothing on my mobile phone. Is it so difficult for a billion dollar company to also provide iPhone support? I guess I will revisit later on an approved device. 😉

  • Ganxet Ganxet

    The no go zone could be widder. See what Arny G. found in tokyo. And the x133 dispersion.
    Whith each quake it get worse. And adding up.
    Own food and air test is needed, using tweeter to share data.

  • blimey! the psychologist said "….maybe radiation too"
    they didnt mention the temporary workers
    from my understanding many anti nukes respect the work that was done and is being done by the workers, especially those workers that live locally

    i think the bbc should leave news gathering to the people who have been studying this disaster in detail and who have listened to hundreds of individuals from disability groups, elderly and grass roots NGO`s like Green Action (not mentioned once

    however given that there is a category D notice on the british press the journalist and even the psychologists managed to get away with using the banned terms "fukushima" "radiation" "child pornography"
    well 2 out of three was pretty good imo… 🙂
    and the bbc are still doing children in need….. disgusting

    come to think of it they dint mention the abused children of fukushima either??? sounds about right for the bbc

    dont give your money to children in need and the bbc pedophile ring and their "enablers" (one for the psychologist 😉 )
    send it here instead
    theres no nonces at green action

    bbc …. chuckle
    they do loads of kiddy programmes too
    you just cant make this up!!

    and you can support real children .. sign the pettition on this link

  • oh and the EU nuclear supporters arm is telling germany how to think.. not reported on the beeb…??

    Nuclear energy will remain in Germany for the next 40 years, the EU commissioner for energy Guenther Oettinger told German news website RP online. Germany decided in 2011 to close its nuclear reactors by 2022 but Oettinger predicts advances in nuclear fusion could convince the government to change its view..

    i bet the british/usa are behind this propoganda/finace move!! and the beeb of course

    and there is an update on Rossi and his cold fusion machine (uses nickel powder and something else…

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      The big push is for thorium reactors, not cold fusion.

      Or do you have specific info otherwise?

      • hi agr
        i just like winding up nuclear engineers and am hoping that rossi is keeping his secret ingredient/process that he has hobbled together with bits of old lagging etc

        it would make nuclear funding look very stupid.. i live in hope

        as to mini nuke PP and or thorium, its just another way to pollute our environment with radioactive lead products etc and will still produce plutonium for weapons..

        i posted the cold fusion to show that there are other ways her than the uranium cycle even if this particular project fails.. but i have been keeping people updated on this case… the military would not like this technology to gain the investment and the vulture patent financiers will stop any real breakthroughs coming out until rossi has completed his work and final patents
        there is alot of talk about rossi
        should be an interestin couple of years?? mmaybe?
        will keep you posted on this…

        you are correct that the iaea etc wants to burn waste in a thorium reactor but Halden reactor in Norway pollutes Oslo fjord regularly with radon/lead/polonium etc

        so thorium reactors are crap as the others when you consider there will be thousands and thousands of them to be efficient…with lots and lots of smaller amounts of releases

        also thorium burning waste reactors would get around the waste burning ban due in europe in 2016 (they hope)

        happy new year agr
        keep up the great work

  • charlie3

    The BBC can't spare the time to report on Fukushima – they are very busy urgently trying to convince us that we ought to invade Syria.

  • Oh my, you peasants are revolting <sarcasm:hidden>

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      I get it, 53north. I once heard it in this form:

      Liveried Servant: "Milady, the peasants are revolting."
      Marie Antoinette: "Yes, I've always thought so – smelly too."

      Few pitchforks in suburbia though, times have changed.

  • fishwharf

    The BBC should stick to what it does best — pop music, sports, celebrity/royalty watching and war cheer leading. I'm a Brit, and I can't stand listening to it any more. It's small consolation that American mainstream media is worse.


      you forgot one other thing fishwharf: covering-up pedophilia rings…

    • AntonButler

      The Royal Charter guarantees the editorial independence of the BBC and sets out its Public Purposes. These are defined as:

      sustaining citizenship and civil society
      promoting education and learning
      stimulating creativity and cultural excellence
      representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities
      bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK
      in promoting its other purposes, helping to deliver to the public the benefit of emerging communications technologies and services and, in addition, taking a leading role in the switchover to digital television.