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  • Noah

    Apple Pectin and C-137
    Help for Families with children

    (Reposted from May 05,2011)

    Quote from “The Future Children of Fukushima” by Joe Giambrone

    (Published on Counterpunch 03May11)

    “The parents of northern Japan had best investigate Dr. Bandashevsky’s dietary recommendations. He’s found that apple pectin helps remove radioactive cesium-137 from the body.” 


  • Noah

    
Cesium and the food chain

    (Repost)

    Radioactive cesium bio-accumulates in the food chain due its chemical similarity with Potassium. All living things need and utilize Potassium and readily absorb it from their food or environment. Due to Cesium’s similarities chemically to potassium, it follows the potassium pathways into the tissue of living organisms.


    Radioactive C-137 is therefore a concern when it comes to the food supply as it accumulates in plants and animals that ingest/absorb it. 


    C-137 disrupts many functions of the human reproductive cycle and results in still births, spontaneous miscarriage, deformation of the developing fetus, etc.


    Bikini Atoll became uninhabitable due to bio-accumulation of Cesium within the Atolls food chain. It remains unpopulated to this day.


    Here we have identified one of the primary problems produced by the 311 event. Through time, the active Fukushima nuclear volcano will continue to lay down radioactive Cesium in the entire ecosystem. 


    We need to take aggressive counter measures to protect ourselves from this potassium imposter, Cesium. 


    In the above post: “apple pectin helps remove radioactive cesium-137 from the body.”
 Apple pectin has proven itself during the Chernobyl disaster, as a effective chelator of C-137.

  • CB CB

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3uPNjTMWtg

    I found this, I don’t know if it’s true. But it is horrable. Not for the faint hearted.

    • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

      I have seen this…some people have speculated that the cows died of starvation, but at least one video shows them clearly being fed, watered and a fan running in the barn, yet they are still dying.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Very sad, and watch the slideshow at the end.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14019315

  • SmokinAces

    Hello all-

    Any news from Cooper or Ft. Calhoun since the unscheduled levee bombing?

    Here’s the most recent update I can find, from 2 days ago…

    http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/bombed-levee-major-flooding-event-above-cooper-nuclear-site-video

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Is the Ustream west LA rad monitor, now back on line and bouncing regularly from the 30s to up over 50 and back down, showing new high readings?

    Haven’t seen u.s. numbers over 50 except in Kauai and Kona. Just now saw 56 in LA.

    On June 10 rainy Kauai had CPMs of 141 and another bounce to 100, from HawaiiNewsDaily.com:

    http://hawaiinewsdaily.com/2011/06/hawaii-monitoring-stations-detect-spike-in-fukushima-radiation/

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    EnviroReporter.c is getting close to some good rad readings in their HEPA filter testing below, but I sent them the following suggestion:

    “Enviroreporter: Please consider the more meaningful results you might obtain by comparison testing of 2 identical filters from the same area, one of which filters was taken out of service in February, and the other continued in use through 3-11 to the present.

    Some searching through AC, auto and other repair facilities would turn up plenty of ‘control’ filters discarded in February, or filters remaining in cars, AC or HEPA units taken out of service the same month before Fuku I.”

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2011/06/hepa-filters-june-26-2011/

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Ustream-west LA has just given 50 plus CPM counts twice for 30 seconds each time, with the highest I saw of 59.

    Wow – just hit 75, then several 60s, then back to 40s, now 67 again. Popping any higher toward 100 has to be new thread material.

    Just move along, or is there something to see here?

  • arclight arclight

    off topic
    Japan finds rare earths in Pacific seabed… at least the japanese scientific community is rallying around to make money!! maybe they should be dealing with the slight problem of three meltdowns methinks…just my opinion!!

  • Two big and shallow earthquakes (just happened):

    Two 5.7M earthquakes – East Coast of Honshu [both shallow]:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

    MAP 5.7 2011/07/06 15:14:59 36.361 141.761 11.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    MAP 5.7 2011/07/06 15:14:59 36.380 141.613 10.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

    • Maybe just a single one:
      [map was corrected as I was typing]

      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

      MAP 5.7 2011/07/06 15:14:59 36.380 141.613 10.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
      MAP 5.0 2011/07/06 14:46:38 -16.482 -177.506 10.0 FIJI REGION
      MAP 5.2 2011/07/06 08:00:04 -1.693 138.621 29.0 NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
      MAP 5.0 2011/07/05 19:09:12 1.397 97.065 15.9 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
      MAP 5.3 2011/07/05 19:02:37 -14.689 -176.152 7.9 FIJI REGION
      MAP 5.5 2011/07/05 10:18:45 34.020 135.196 15.0 NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
      MAP 5.3 2011/07/05 03:36:25 -38.597 175.688 161.3 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

  • theypoisonus

    @Alexa , if she ever comes back. I responded to a couple of your posts from a few days back. If you show up, please read.

    @ at all’ya. 🙂
    I don’t know that relocation anywhere in the US will do much good. Not for radiation as much as what the dirty dogs on Wall Street and Washinton and the FED have in store for us.

    I think that the whole shebang is getting ready to blow.
    There is alot of information of Elenin and I pretty much think that is the reason for the ‘extreme’ weather. Not to say that the Earth isn’t going through one of it’s big ‘jumps’ also. I believe in Climate Change, but no longer in Gore’s moneymaker.
    IF it were really true, would they be making cars that don’t conserve carbon for so long? Me thinks not.

    Too much bull shoved at us all the time, meanwhile they are taking our country and our money from us. This has accelerated so fast lately that I feel lightheaded at times. Impossible to keep up with it all anymore, no matter how many hours I read a day. 🙁

    Do not trust the corporation of the United States. They do not have our interests at heart. They are owned, lock, stock, and barrel by outside interests. Period.

    Peace and Good Karma

  • theypoisonus

    While I’m at it, my 2 cents worth on the dam dome in Fuki.

    JOKE !!!!!!!!!!

    The rods are melting. we know this, Japan is an island, it moved during the earthquake. It doesn’t go down to the core of Mother Earth like real land does.
    That dam thing is gonna melt through the concrete, the rest of the way and then what?

    I don’t think I have to tell anyone that comes here what. It is evident.

    Nuf said.

    Peace and good Karma

  • larry-andrew-nils

    i’m the guy with an activated charcoal filter intake into his house in dease lake bc.

    i went out tody to get a printer and to the post office…
    i have metal-mouth.

    this mkaes me see that my activated charcoal forced air intake is working well.

    i get no metal-mouth in the house.

    i smoke a cig and get a bit of a metal taste, but i realize that the tobacco companies are using radioactive fertilizers for their tobacco.

    and i started growing my own tobacco.

    fuck you, big tobacco.

    • theypoisonus

      Larry, I love you posts. You give me a smile.

      Of course you get metal taste in your mouth with cigs.. I still smoke, chit, why not, after knowing they have radiated us for the last 30 years of so, why not. A cancer Dr. told me when my dear old friend , ages 85 at that time, about 12 years ago, that I had smoked long enuf that the damage was done.

      If the govt. gave a chit, they would instead of taxing them, make them sell tobacco, not tobacco + crap.

      Another good example of ‘our govt. at work’.. I am totally disillusioned and have been for years. Lying sacks of chit.

      I live in N. Fl. I could grow my own.. just need to get the seeds. BTW. a friend of mine was buying the old tobacco in Tenn. ( roll your own) and they banned that.. LOL.. what a farce.
      You can’t buy ‘clean’ tobacco, you have to buy tobacco ( which really isn’t that bad for you if it is just tobacco, and not nearly as addictive ) so what do they do? the make it so you can’t order it anymore !! What a joke Amerika has become.

      I have been ready to evacuate for 4 years now, but the DH can’t bring himself to do it. He has children and grandchildren, I do not. Can’t have children because the good ole FDA back in the 40,s allowed a ‘morning sickness drug’ available that gave the kids ovarian cysts. I’m an old hand at the govt. coverup bullchit, also a victim since birth. 🙂

      You take care, you have your head screwed on well. 🙂
      Hope to run into you some day. 🙂

      • CB CB

        When I was sick and my wife had to clean my heplock in my arm to my vein, I could taste a metallic taste when she flushed it. The Doctor told me when it hits your lungs, it aspirates and you breath it and taste it. Maybe something similar you experienced Larry.

    • Interestingly, the oldest living people in the world were all smokers. I think they smoked mainly raw tobacco, not sure.

      http://www.forces.org/evidence/hamilton/other/oldest.htm

  • Granny M

    Los Alamos fire may be quieter, but Hanford now is in the middle of ‘red flag fire warning’ area. Like Los Alamos, there is so much rad waste dumped jus’ any ol’ everywhere. Plus the storage tanks – wouldn’t take much rise in temperature for an explosion.

  • AustralianCannonball

    This is my first video from May 19th. It never got posted on the forum so I thought I should post it now:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-mIB4aMuWU

    • arclight arclight

      Well said AC!! …and to support your statement with some little known facts. This article published on the 1th April was not published as far as I am aware on the MSMedia!! Why not I hear you all cry? Surely pregnant women and children should take the advice of the EU health warning directed at them. The usa was 8 or 10 times worse than Europe, any warnings there then? I can see Jeremy paxman now interviewing a tepco manger…mmmm…with really hard questions…mmmm….the radioactive sweat pouring from the executives glowing forehead….or probably not!! 🙁
      Radiation risks from Fukushima ‘no longer negligible’ and heres the link (best to save the web page cos u never know? Eh!)
      http://www.euractiv.com/en/health/radiation-risks-fukushima-longer-negligible-news-503947

  • Nokia abandons Japanese market
    TOKYO — Nokia Corp, battered by the popularity of smartphones, is abandoning the Japanese market,
    …Vertu said in a statement Wednesday that it was “withdrawing from the Japanese market” to better focus on priority businesses. It thanked business partners, said its Tokyo office will fold…
    http://www.japantoday.com/category/technology/view/nokia-abandons-japanese-market

  • Japanese teachers of English hope to gain from training program in U.S.
    National Jul. 07, 2011
    TOKYO — A total of 96 Japanese teachers of English, who leave for the United States this month on a six-month training program sponsored by the government…
    http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japanese-teachers-of-english-hope-to-gain-from-training-program-in-u-s

  • Japan invites foreign journalists to show recovery efforts in Tohoku
    National Jul. 07, 2011
    TOKYO — Japan is inviting foreign journalists to Japan to show them reconstruction efforts in the northeastern part of the country…
    http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japan-invites-foreign-journalists-to-show-recovery-efforts-in-tohoku

  • Saga Pref. mayor retracts approval for reactivating local nuclear power station
    GENKAI, Saga — The mayor here has retracted his approval for the reactivation of a local nuclear power station … http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110707p2a00m0na023000c.html

  • TEPCO; 171 Past Due Inspections The Month Before The Disaster
    July 6, 2011
    Just over a month before the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi TEPCO was in trouble with METI for not doing timely equipment inspections. TEPCO is required to periodically inspect various pieces of equipment at their aging reactor facilities. METI’s records show an ongoing failure to accomplish the task of inspections that were only completed after repeated admonishment by the agency….
    http://houseoffoust.com/group/?p=1707

  • Information on Water Supply, •Detection of radioactive materials in tap water…
    Food
    •Associated with food by Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response ..
    •Levels of radioactive contaminants in foods tested in respective prefectures…
    http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/2011eq/index.html

  • Cracks found in Bern nuclear plant: report
    Thursday, 7 July, 2011
    The protective shroud around the nuclear core of the Mühleberg power plant in the canton of Bern is cracked, according to a report.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BChleberg_Nuclear_Power_Plant
    The Beobachter magazine said an ultrasound test detected a crack in the shroud.
    A spokesman for energy company BKW, which runs the Mühleberg plant, would not comment directly on the report.
    But he said the plant would be fully examined this summer.
    If a crack is found, he said, it could be welded while maintaining the shroud’s protection.
    Critics of nuclear energy say such cracks could prevent the safe shutdown or cooling of the plant.
    http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnews/cracks-found-in-bern-nuclear-plant-report.shtml?25426

  • Pest exterminators mobilized to help in quake-hit regions
    National Jul. 07, 2011
    SENDAI — The three prefectures hardest hit by the March earthquake and tsunami are now waging a major battle against swarms of flies and mosquitoes that have emerged out of filthy puddles and waste left in the wake of the disaster….
    http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/pest-exterminators-mobilized-to-help-in-quake-hit-regions

  • Japan Sets Radiation Limits For Infant Drinks And Food More Than Twice The International Limits For Nuclear Waste….
    http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/07/06/japan-sets-radiation-limits-infant-drinks-international-limits-nuclear-waste-33411/

  • Two reactors ran at full capacity for months without final clearance 2011/07/07
    ….http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107060283.html

  • Project to monitor spread of cesium in the Kanto region begins
    2011/07/07
    TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture–A project to track the spread of radioactive cesium in the Kanto region is under way…. http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107060277.html

  • Signs of summer absent as radiation fears grip Fukushima
    2011/07/07
    At the AEON Fukushima shopping center on the outskirts of the city, sales of strollers have dropped by half at the third-floor baby products counter. Cradling her 6-month-old first son in her arms, Mari Watanabe, a 25-year-old housewife living in the city, spoke of how, “I am worried about using a stroller outside — it would put the baby close to the ground’s surface. So I carry him whenever I go outside.” …. http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107060277.html

  • French nuclear power plant
    explosion heightens safety fears

    Blast at EDF’s Tricastin power station in Drôme
    comes days after nuclear authorities found
    32 safety concerns at plant
    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.next-up.org%2FNewsoftheworld%2FTricastin.php

  • A concise guide to uranium weapons, the science behind them and their threat to human health and the environment.
    Introduction
    Depleted Uranium (DU) is nuclear waste. Uranium naturally occurs as three different isotopes U234, U235 and U238. Isotopes are atoms of the same element that have different numbers of neutrons but the same number of protons. This means that they behave in the same way chemically, but different isotopes release different amounts and kinds of radiation. The radioactive properties of DU, which is chiefly uranium 238, differ from those of uranium 235. Unlike U238, U235 is fissionable. …
    http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/i/77.html

  • (Reuters) – With rivers still running above flood stage and soils saturated, forecasters predicted on Wednesday this summer flooding season could rival the worst in United States history.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/07/us-flooding-forecast-idUSTRE7657H020110707

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Missouri gauges are declining slowly, except for Blair-FORT CALHOUN, down 0.2 feet in an hour; maybe a bad reading, or else something has broken.

  • StillJill StillJill

    More California infant mortality news,….a friend just told me that a young gal we know, 25 (ish), just went in to have her tubes tied last week due to heavy, heavy bleeding, and not wanting more children anyway. They ‘found’ a six month gestation deceased fetus inside of her!

  • StillJill StillJill

    That’s two true stories I’ve heard of,…just in one little one horse town! 🙁

  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    http://www.joc.com/economy/japan%E2%80%99s-food-exports-tumble-166-percent

    “Japan’s U.S.-bound shipments bucked the continued overall declining trend in May, rising 2.3 percent from a year earlier to $67.8 million after dipping 3.3 percent in April.”

    This is awful… and really shows the level of complicity of our elected officials…

    Thank you Secretary Clinton.

    Left or Right..all have failed us. Sarah, mother bear, useless (except to herself)… Bachmann, the right to life, adopter of helpless children… worthless. Obama, both Barack and Michelle… crap parents… I mean if you love life, and you want to protect it, where the f have you all been… bunch of frauds!

    It is outrageous for our elected officials to continue to import anything from Japan. Other nations, that are testing imports, are finding greatly contaminated items. The USA is not even testing.

    Had any green tea lately? put anything with seaweed in it on your face? Maybe big corporate farms are feeding our livestock feed from Japan… enough is enough!

    The first politician to publicly state they are anti-nuclear energy will get my vote…regardless of what party. I will not vote for anybody currently in office or running, as no one has said what I want to hear.

    • theypoisonus

      Short memory?
      Who is the last politician who told us they were going to do something on the campaign trail and ACTUALLY DID IT once in office?

      I’m drawing a blank for at least the last 25 years.

      They will say anything to get that job and all the perks that go with it.. actually doing it is another matter.

  • Freman

    Progress with Nasal Filters

    Today, a conceptual breakthrough on filter media used within the Nasal Filters.

    Treated filter media uses moisture from exhaled air to activate Sodium Bicarbonate layer within and upon the filtration matrix.

    User will recharge or exchange and cleanse filter and housing daily following a 24 hour sodium bicarbonate soak and three manual wash/rise cycles in RO/DI purified water + soap, prior to insertion for daily protection.

    Very simple and inexpensive step, which will help make the device more utilitarian and affordable.

    Back to work.

  • Freman

    Hello Admin Could you delete this comment for me. I posted it in error, big error.

  • Noah

    Sorry Family Member did Login as Freman and I posted under that name, stupid mistake as computer was already logged in.

    The following post is mine. Had to Log out and relogin as myself.

    Progress with Nasal Filters

    Today, a conceptual breakthrough on filter media used within the Nasal Filters.

    Treated filter media uses moisture from exhaled air to activate Sodium Bicarbonate layer within and upon the filtration matrix.

    User will recharge or exchange and cleanse filter and housing daily following a 24 hour sodium bicarbonate soak and three manual wash/rise cycles in RO/DI purified water + soap, prior to insertion for daily protection.

    Very simple and inexpensive step, which will help make the device more utilitarian and affordable.

    Back to work.

  • AustralianCannonball

    My latest video.

    Fukushima(Thrown To The Lions)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XgNidhGdH0

  • Japan says Tokyo may drop 2020 bid
    Jul. 08, 2011
    TOKYO — The Japanese Olympic Committee says Tokyo will consider dropping its bid to host the 2020 summer Olympics after the South Korean city of Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 winter games….
    http://www.japantoday.com/category/sports/view/japan-says-tokyo-may-drop-2020-bid