Former Official: Fukushima radiation is killing children… heart problems, leukemia, thyroid — Terrible things are going on — Authorities hiding truth from world — We need to admit many people are dying, but we’re not allowed to say that (VIDEO)

Published: April 21st, 2014 at 7:16 am ET
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Interview with Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, April 21, 2014:

At 9:30 in

  • Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture: There are still about 2 million people living in the prefecture, who have all sorts of medical issues. The authorities claim this has nothing to do with the radiation fallout from Fukushima. I demanded that the authorities substantiate their claim in writing, but they ignored my request. There are some terrible things going on in Fukushima. […] The biggest problem is that there is no one to help us. […] I talked to local authorities in different places in Fukushima, but no one would listen to me. They believe what the government says, while in reality radiation is still there — and it is killing children. They are dying of heart conditions, asthma, leukemia, thyroid complications. Lots of kids are extremely exhausted after school, others are simply unable to attend PE classes. But the authorities are still hiding the truth from us, and I don’t know why. Don’t they have children of their own? It hurts so much to know they can’t protect our children.

At 22:30 in

  • Sophie Shevardnadze, host: The United Nations report on the radiation fallout from Fukushima says no radiation-related deaths or acute diseases have been observed among the workers and the general public exposed. So it’s not that dangerous after all? Or is there not enough information available to make proper assessments?
  • Idogawa: This report is completely false. The report was made by a representative of Japan – Professor Hayano. Representing Japan, he lied to the whole world from the UN podium.  It’s a real shame that the authorities hide the truth from the whole world, from the UN. We need to admit that actually many people are dying, we are not allowed to say that [...]

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Published: April 21st, 2014 at 7:16 am ET
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97 comments to Former Official: Fukushima radiation is killing children… heart problems, leukemia, thyroid — Terrible things are going on — Authorities hiding truth from world — We need to admit many people are dying, but we’re not allowed to say that (VIDEO)

  • Cisco Cisco

    I'll bet this good guy will soon disappear. He'll be subject to Japan's newly passed secrecy law.


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Japan
    Such a refined culture.
    Such an ancient culture.
    Their children are dying from Fukushima.
    They are not allowed to talk about it.
    Data is being hidden.
    Japan is toast.
    It is getting ugly out here.


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  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    Katsutaka Idogawa, bless you my brother. May your words travel far….and fall not on deaf ears…wow, I'm really struggling to keep this post positive….best stop now…


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Japan was already in trouble from population decline before 3/11.
    From 125 million, Japan's population was expected to fall to about 80 million by 2060.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c6/Population_of_Japan_since_1872.svg/400px-Population_of_Japan_since_1872.svg.png
    These are projections from before Fukushima.
    I wonder what a fair projection of the Japanese population decline would look like now?
    And, of course, the moribund Japanese economy will be in decline along with the population.
    I have a hot new Toyota Prius for sale.
    (And I do mean "hot"). ;)


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    • Perfect storm coming up soon…

      declining population due to move outs of the smartest poeple able to figure out the dangers

      healthy births on down slope

      healthy kids on down slope

      more people dying and getting sick

      aging population

      Rising debts, worse than Greece

      Huge and never solved nuclear mega emergency; 3 'lost' coriums, belching radiation in a never ending fashion

      Good luck with that Fuku cover up and deny plan…

      Reality sucks when it hits the fan, as it is and will continue to do so


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Yes, of course.. :)
        Yes and will all need to pay much, much more in by force taxation, since they have been spent so very wisely.. :(

        The poor will have to cough up many trillions for this ongoing folly.. :(


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      • name999 name999

        Dr. Goodheart, that is so true. All of it. I admit, I can hardly believe it still.

        Lots of Japanese folks moving to Portland. I respect them when I see them. Many are wealthy refugees, expats with Japanese pedigree. A nice crowd to have as neighbors.

        Japan was amazing in a crisis. It is not the Japanese people here that pose the problems but rather the usual suspects that are Multinational Corporations.


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    • J.

      I don't agree with the idea that population decline is a sign of Japan being 'in trouble.' I see it as a sign that family planning has worked, and that Japan is moving toward a more sustainable population size — closer to the pre-war population, before the 'have babies for the war machine' mentality was forced on the population.


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      • Pete

        Really? The young dont reproduce to replace the dying, Japan has the most 100+ year olds of any country in the world and you think that's a sign that family planning has worked?

        "Have babies for the war machine" shouldn't even be included in a discussion about japans current population decline, I mean with it being 2014, and with the Japanese war effort ending in 1945 and all. Three generations ago.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        I see it as the exact opposite, and I believe that what we are actually seeing is a nation in the process of dying… :(

        Look at Russia for a good example of what Nuclear Radiation Contamination really does.. :(


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        • PhilipUpNorth

          Right you are, obewanspeaks.
          Some point to Chernobyl as the reason for the fall of the Soviet Union.
          Putin asside, atomics ruined Russia. (Russia cannot afford to fund their former client states of the Soviet Union. The US outspends Russia something like 10:1 on arms. Russia simply cannot compete with the US, militarily nor economically. The Soviet Union died trying.)

          And, true also, that Japan is, in fact, a dying nation.

          Capitalist economies require growth, either by births or immigration, in order to prosper.
          Japan had a sliding birthrate, and would rather not suffer immigrants needed for growth.
          I am all for "sustainability", but you need a strong socialist state to drain money from corporations and the rich, and deliver services like education and healthcare to the people, in order to create a sustainable, no-growth economy.

          Thanks to all who contributed comments to this important topic.


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          • Sustainability is NOT about money, or taking anything from the rich.

            The world was filled with sustainable aborigine peoples living all over the globe, for tens of thousands of years. They lived in harmony with the Earth and Nature, held all living things and the Earth as sacred.

            Civilization as we know it is an abberation, much like a cancer growing out of control in a body, and it will cause the death of all life on the planet if it continues on the present path, via one of many mechanisms.

            Many tipping points have been reached, and exceeded.


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      • We Not They Finally

        J., I'm shocked you would say that, knowing that the encroaching decline in population will come by illness and by premature death. Care to take that back? Here's your chance.


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        • m a x l i

          That's very kind of you that you give people a last chance to toe the WNTF party line, before you send them one a one-way ticket to Siberia.

          And now without sarcasm…I think a lot of misunderstandings are going on here. It's not the first time me noticing whenever someone dares to say population decline could be good, many jump up in a reflex and sense some new world order, fascist, murderous agenda behind it. It's a fact that we live on a limited planet with limited resources, and unlimited human population growth is bound to lead to a collapse of civilisation and eco systems. Whenever someone says any population decline would be a problem – because (supposedly) in numbers insufficient young will not be able to feed the many old – that is pure b.s. and propaganda coming from the upper one percent, who exactly know that when population declines, their card house, pyramid scheme, poncy scheme, fraudulent economy, which depends on never ending, infinite growth of production and consumption, will come to a halt and people will stop FEEDING THEM. (Them=the upper one percent.) IMHO it is necessary that population declines slowly globally after humankind understands this problem and most long-term couples are choosing to have only between 1 and 2 children.

          In this sense I agree with J.

          I assume Philip didn't think it over carefully when he wrote "in trouble" and didn't lay much meaning into it.

          Continued===>


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          • m a x l i

            It's worth noting that Philip was talking about projections on population decline from before 3/11/11. J. was referring to that and wanted to say something about the virtues of population decline in general, I think.

            That now we can expect that there will be even greater population decline coming from Fukushima in many direct and indirect ways, is an entirely different matter.


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            • We Not They Finally

              Its not population decline that is the problem…The problem is th eventual end of all life on this planet. Like if you will what happened to Mars so long ago…


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              • PhilipUpNorth

                Maxli: :)
                There are two population metrics we should be following carefully in the wake of Fukushima.

                1. Population Decline, as we have already discussed here.
                Note that the results of emmigration (self-evacuation), still births, genetic mutation, birth control, abortion, and radiation related deaths are just now entering population statistics. But the large downward "death spiral" will become increasingly apparent in the coming years.

                2. Cancer Incidence and Cancer Deaths.
                Males in the US now have about a 50% chance of being diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes. After Fukushima, this number can be expected to slowly approach 75%.

                Really took the bull by the horns, eh, TEPCO? ;)


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    • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) VanneV

      All the stillborn deaths really due to horrific nuclear radiation caused mutations.


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    • name999 name999

      philip, not stolen but radioactive?


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  • zogerke zogerke

    it is stupendous, the news white out. Those wonderful readers here in Japan or with family in Japan, where are the tweets, the texts, the emails, the letters? Is the country so locked down and in fear that no one can report?

    I acknowledge my ignorance of the japanese culture, that i am unable to understand how people keep silent. I assume great intelligence and sensitivity in parts of japanese culture (like every stable developed culture) yet there are cultural pieces I cannot comprehend.

    Or is the overall media lockdown that fascistic and thorough, like behind the 'iron curtain'. Is there a new iron-silk curtain?. Where is the japanese spring? Where are clergy, the buddhists lamenting illness and suffering, or is it just that we have have no connection to see it revealed? I cannot believe that people are not responding.

    Or is it that even in asking the question I potentially put in jeopardy those who organize and protest against it, for they must operate in such secrecy? How many years will go by before the information reaches the world? Really reaches the world? When will the alternative outlets and streams of information thread its way into people's consciousness?


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    • I fully agree with you Zogerke! Why are the people of Japan so silent??? I get it that the government has the secrecy laws and that the tradition of Japan would be not to speak out against the government (or so I hear) but when it comes down to your life and the life of your family I think it's just nuts to bend over and take it without ever speaking up and saying "wait a sec…" Do they not understand that you only have one body and one lifetime and no government on this planet will look out for you and yours over their own interests? I think this is one of the few situations where no one will fault you for being "selfish" and looking out for number 1. The world needs to hear your voice Japan before anything will be done; they can't arrest everyone.


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      • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

        It must be kept in mind that the only way people in one country (Japan for example) will get messages out to people in other countries (any other country) is by using telephones/computers/and other electronic devices. Those three are capable of sending/sharing information with people all over the planet, nearly instantaneously. In a few short decades, we in developed countries have taken these capabilities for granted, and thus may forget that there are PEOPLE that make those communication devices work.

        Those who put the satellites in the sky so the people of the globe could share messages are also highly involved in the nuclear industry. Sending a text message is not "God-given", and thus is subject to censoring at all times. Absolutely NOTHING that is un-desirable to the owners/operators of the satellites and the networks is allowed to get through, and never will.

        There are other ways to share information (newspapers/writing, morse code, radio, and others). These are all MUCH slower with much less "reach" around the globe…and are in the same hands of the people who own the satellites.

        We are re-entering a time when truthful, important information can only be shared by word-of-mouth, messengers-on-foot, smoke signals, runes, temples, monoliths, etc. This type of communication is very slow to spread around the globe…and tends to be limited to extreme importance/warnings/etc.


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      • name999 name999

        Rebeca007, that is it, the silence is deafening.


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    • NondiPloom

      You can't tweet about what you don't know.


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    • tsfw tsfw

      I think it's a combination of fear of being thrown in jail and not knowing who to believe. Nuclear is a complex topic and while most of you in here understand it, myself, and most other people do not. People don't know how to proceed because of this lack of knowledge. We can ask the same questions about other countries; why aren't more people afraid and speaking out? They don't know what to say, simple as that. They have been told their entire lives that nuclear is clean energy and it's just silly to worry about Fuku when the government tells you it's just like eating bananas. There is a lot of brainwashing and re-educating required before we can even begin to see the scale of progress needed to clean up this mess. The public are also not being exposed to the articles of the mass marine die offs etc and people don't seek news,they sit in their cars and wait for it to come on after Lady Gaga's latest hit, so if it isn't there, it's like it's not happening. People wait to be told what others want them to know- until that changes, there is no hope in my humble opinion. They know what they're doing and they feed off of our ignorance. Time to introduce nuclear physics as a mandatory course in all school curricula.


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  • bo bo

    this may not be directly related to mayor's thread, but sort of on the same track – if anybody knows who backs RJIF and Yoichi Funabashi let me know… been reading books by him ( he was also on that CBS 60 min segment on fukushima the other day)
    He seems to have a lot if clout among Japanese as investigative journalist 'that digs deeper', headed an 'independent investigative commision' for fukushima – but.. doesn't say anything other than hydrogen explosion.

    http://rebuildjpn.org/en/fukushima1/funabashi/


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  • ftlt

    Where do they go now? How does one flee internally? The fascist are in control there. Wonder what the emigration requests to other countries are like from northern Honshu?


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  • Dick Shenary

    Those of you who are disgusted by the Japanese culture of silence regarding Fukushima, do you really think that it "can't happen here?" What you see and hear from Japan will follow here on the west coast given enough time. If you had to pick one government on earth that misdirects, confuses, and outright lies more than any other, which one would you choose?


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    • We Not They Finally

      It's just a DIFFERENT culture here. We still have a lot of "Wild West" here, which possibly might help in a time of immediate crisis, but then again, it could get scary. People with limited knowledge, but a lot of guns! We already have 13,000 preventable gun homicides in the U.S. a year, without even any excuse of radiation damage.

      I guess that Japan's traditional strengths have been that it is organized, cohesive, and at least on the surface, law-abiding. (The Yakuza is obviously not law-abiding!) But that said: YES, would like to see thousands of mothers crying out and laying their bodies down in the streets while they still have the strength to do so. Or everyone putting huge signs across their houses saying, "Message to the World: Our Children Are Dying!"

      Or SOMETHING!!! This one brave man (above) spoke out. But there has to be others. There just has to be.


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    • rogerthat

      ''If you had to pick one government on earth that misdirects, confuses, and outright lies more than any other, which one would you choose?

      Good question.


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  • Cooter cooterboy

    Fukushima is murder by proxy. The Japanese government and all Japanese nuclear regulators, the IAEA and the NRC have blood on their hands.

    The icing on this criminal act is that, if you talk about it, you will go to jail and forever silenced. I fear that world and public opinion and facts will go unheeded and the perpetrators of this continuing criminal act will enjoy getting rich for the next 500 years.

    My current response from Washington State senator Patty Murry, to me, stated that everything is under control at Fukushima and that the reactors are in "cold shut down". I have now received 6 responses from her, since 2011 and all responses were identical. Same goes for Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Maria Cantwell.

    To not heed the words of those afflicted is an act of murder.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Anyone can report illnesses via their laptop, and tell the world.


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  • Ontological Ontological

    I have tried but with all the bullshit basically no one will give me the fact I almost died of skull cancer. They tell me, "you don't look sick." I show them my scars, they still don't believe me. Not looking for sympathy, just it would be nice if people would at least WAKE THE FUCK UP!


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      as a child looking at the world with wonder and anticipation, little did I know I would live my life out in a glass booth, unable to reach out or be heard, on a science fiction nightmare of a planet ruled by psychopaths supported by an endless legion of conformers and enablers. Now it only remains to get older and die along with my fallen "associates", never having reached physical, social or spiritual enlightenment. (insert loony tunes sound track here)Bugs Bunny; Thats all folks!


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      • We Not They Finally

        Spiritual enlightenment you CAN reach. That's you-good rising above world-bad. Don't give up on that one!


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        • Angela_R

          WNTF to Code "Spiritual enlightenment you CAN reach."
          Sound advice.

          "That's you-good rising above world-bad"
          And when it does, with the rise comes a lightening, a weightlessness, one can actually feel it physically.

          but Code, you already show you have been given the key to that door. The spirit can transcend the body effortlessly.


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            the greats always said the universe is one. Individuals rising above the one is an oxymoron. But I know what you mean, being no stranger to east and western philosophy and mysticism. But here "I" am, and my reach is confined to space time and this world in particular. And you?


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            • Joe Ebslap Joe Ebslap

              Have you heard of Walter Russell? He was a contemporary of some of the greats. He wrote a book in the '50s called Atomic Suicide. Very interesting fellow… If interested, you might start here: http://www.philosophy.org/the-man-who-tapped-the-secrets-of-the-universe/


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              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                Joe, re Walter Russell. Thanks. I always enjoy the "material world is manifested from mind" camp. I liked his force and motion are derived from the sex principle. Reminded me of Reich and superimposition. Force, motion, sex and the superposition…its got all the makings for a great philosophy


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            • Angela_R

              Cod,
              not rising above the One, but rising, transcending the individual physical. btw, I have never lived in the East, never studied Eastern Philosophy nor mysticism.
              I am not mainstream anything though have seen similarities to what comes from deep inside me, when I am at peace.

              "But here, "I" am, and my reach is confined to space time and this world in particular. And you?"

              "I" am here. As I converse here I leave the stillness, the solitude that more and more I seek and as the practicalities arise I move back into the world that mankind provokes and the traits of the "I" of me, return.


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              • Angela_R

                sorry, the 'bug' did it again, wiped the 'e' from code.


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              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                Angela, then it wouldnt strike a note with you that the timeless classic "50 easy and surefire ways to dupe your creatures" [into hanging around for more painful illusions] lists "end of times" in the top ten. Originally patented by Kal, who later changed his name to Deville, aka Miyundfug, the technique has been used through the ages. Blogging was a late addition. Peas of Miyund is a rare dish, enjoy while you can


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    • YukonRadiation YukonRadiation

      Ontological you are so right! what is with people who don't believe your sick? i am sorry but some times i just look at them and say just wait until your sitting in the Chemo Chair Dying ? what will it take for people to start even considering what the hell is going with the planet from Fukushima, WIPP, UK and all the other garbage going into our atmosphere that we breath in with each breath of life that is so fragile ?


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    • Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Stax

      I believe you Onto and respect you,well done for making it this far.


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  • http://newsok.com/radiation-risk-depends-only-on-the-dose-not-on-the-source/article/4084006

    with disinfo from "professionals" allied with the global genocide machine the average joe sixpack is constantly hit with malicious lies as above.


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  • Nick

    As more folks begin to feel lousy and run down, who will have the energy to seek spiritual enlightenment?

    The blessed Tea Ceremony will be hard to partake in if the cesium, etc in it are too high?

    The chants and oms will be harder to do with nosebleeds and hacking lungs.

    The minds-eye of the pineal gland will be harder to tether as our very neuro-hormones become ever more corrupted, disrupting restful sleeps forever.

    The singing to the choir will be agony as the hacking coughs drown out the music.

    The inner peace we all seek will become harder to hear over the roar of our increasing tinnitus and throbbing cesium tainted hearts.

    We are not just witnessing the death of loved ones, but a very real, and very scary altered reality.

    Just watch, you will be surprised how many folks around you simply want to lay down, too tired to do much else.

    Yikes!


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    • But VERY profitable for the drug, chemo and rad industries..

      Profits are way, way UP.. for these industries in Japan and US.

      NO reason to change that… why shut off the money machine?

      Ka ching

      Ka ching

      Just like a slot machine every time there is a nuclear accident.


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    • bo bo

      Code, glass booth is where I inhabit too.
      Nick, the cesium rich matcha green tea ceremony is a good example that shows what our spiritual world faces today.

      WNTF Angela – I'll try to find salvation, but probably not through the Boston Strong One Fund benefit yoga class tonight that some teachers graciously organized this evening.


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  • Sickputer

    What can we expect from humans after 10,000 years of vicious wars, deadly new weapons, and toxic methods for lighting and agriculture? The basic human instincts originating from 100,000 years before "civilization" are blunted.

    Lost forever for the vast majority. No fear of invisible dangers. Just grind out another work day, enjoy air conditioned homes for the lucky civilized apes and bring home some tasty non-nutritious crappy food that comes out of a factory. Might as well be some tasty Soylent Green for the impact it has on civilized apes. Seen a lot of obese naked apes lately? How about starving people in a village in Africa?

    Hi-tech apes have lost touch with reality. The dream world of TV, YouTube, Facebook is their fantasy refuge. They do not flee invisible threats or even visible threats. How many people fled from the Elk River poisoning? Very few. People accept the worst to maintain their modern lives, no matter the consequences.

    Enenewsers are waving Paul Revere signals to a public that could care less about fighting an enemy.

    No hope for humanity? Yes there is, but it won't be widespread. Saving your own family is paramount. Everything and everyone else is a bonus. Don't take offense from scoffers. Remember the story of Alexander the Great who supposedly untied (or severed) the Gordian knot (BTW…King Gordias had a son…King Midas.

    Intractable problems can be solved…but where is our Alexander? The world wonders…


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    • Jebus Jebus

      …how miley cyrus got a bacterial infection…

      As for Alexander, you are the one you are waiting for.

      The is no one person who would be allowed to lead the charge for absolute change, short of one who has the power to fend off the assault that would be brought upon that soul…

      Short of that, we, humanity, will have to collectively experience the edge of darkness to allow ourselves to step into the light of change and realize that we were meant to be something greater than we have so been so far. Hopefully before we trash the very vessel that sustains and contains "us".

      IMHO, the hint, is out there…


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  • We Not They Finally

    Whatever happened to the World Court at the hague?
    Crimes against humanity?The crime of destroying the creation itself. That means everything that lives including bacteria algae and the whole food chain…All the various species that are now dying…How do we go for a way to save ourselves of all that or we just sit in a corner and tear out our hair….My anger never slows down never. How dare those wealthy fools.Again are they going to do what with their success??


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  • Mack Mack

    Japan MUST be seeing (and will be seeing) excess cancers because they've set their yearly exposure amount to 20mSv, and the BEIR VII report found:

    "…in utero exposure, some evidence suggests excess cancers can be detected as low as 10 mSv."

    http://cisac.stanford.edu/publications/health_risks_from_exposure_to_low_levels_of_ionizing_radiation/

    And Minister of Trade Yukio Edano presented a Japanese gov't report that predicted from 2012 to 2132, "in several parts of Fukushima Prefecture – including Futaba and Okuma – the air would remain dangerously radioactive at levels above 50 millisieverts a year. This was all based on measurements done in November 2011."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_effects_from_the_Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster#Air_exposure_within_30_kilometers


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    • Absolutely guaranteed! 100% money back refund if not satisfied with the results.

      Oh wait, there is not enough money, because Japan is up to their eyeballs in DEBT, worse than Greece, so they are making people move into these contaminated zones to make money, to pay their taxes, to get the nation out of the hole.. There is no where to put 40 million people that should be evacuated. So sad.

      How about some chewing gum, baling wire or duct tape?


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  • Sparky Sparky

    Birth defects continue to spike in Washington State, official says no link to Fuku radiation. So many potential toxins to blame in addition to the Fuku contamination. :-(

    http://www.nbcnews.com/#/health/health-news/rare-birth-defects-still-spiking-washington-state-n86916

    Regardless of which country, it will only increase. This make me so SAD and ANGRY!!! Arghhh!


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    • bo bo

      Sparky – look up Yakima Benton and Franklin counties on the map in relation to Hanford. Those counties sit directly in its crosshairs. I'm not at all denying Fukushima fallout on the West Coast, but I have been following this anencephaly cluster case in Washington ever since it was reported last year – I do believe the main culprit for this is Hanford, if not a combination of the 2.


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