FORUM: General Discussion Thread (Nuclear Issues) for May 23 – 31, 2012

Published: May 23rd, 2012 at 12:00 am ET


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Published: May 23rd, 2012 at 12:00 am ET


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319 comments to FORUM: General Discussion Thread (Nuclear Issues) for May 23 – 31, 2012

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Pissed. Israel equips the 3 brand new subs "donated" by German govt. with nuclear missiles. They ordeed some more submarines, our lovely gov will pay 30% of the costs.
    "The Germans can be proud to have secured the existence of Israel for many years," said the Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak.

    As a German citizen and taxpayer, I find this revolting.


    “Nuclear power results in up to 25 times more carbon emissions than wind energy, when reactor construction and uranium refining and transport are considered.”

  • Crane's modified lead cab – photos.

    Caption states, they don't know if it's human operated or remote controlled.

    Maybe they are still looking through the list of qualified volunteer operator applications.

    (Scroll a bit past half way down)

    Come to think of it. Somehow, some 'work' is getting done, but I never really see anybody doing it. Why is that?

  • arclight arclight

    i thought i should put this here.. an advert from the yomiuri online website for japanese in europe to sign up for the cancer trials. the participants must be healthy..
    looks like the oncologists are trying to get a pre fukushima sample..?? thought it interesting if not news worthy

    heres where i found the advert

    • arclight arclight

      clinlife is canadian.. now im getting somewhere…

      the canadian national cancer institute stole the cure for some cancers and gave it to one of their private companies..

      i investigated this but cant find the info 🙁

      heres some more cancer tragedies and cover ups

      Burzynski The Movie – Cancer Is Serious Business

      • arclight arclight

        suppose you realise i think oncologists are largely isotopic contamination child killers putting people on the thyroid cancer merry go around.. grrr!

        • arclight arclight

          National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society skewered in new book by leading cancer expert

          Tuesday, June 14, 2011

          "…It seems that the more we spend on cancer, the more cancer we get, Epstein said, because while the number of people with cancer goes up, so does the NCI budget paid for by tax payers and charity. The NCI budget has increased 25-fold, from $220 million to $4.6 billion, between 1971 and 2000…"

          Learn more:

          • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

            From your link arclight, "NCI released its report in 1997, based on data which had been available for over fourteen years, predicting up to 210,000 thyroid cancers from radioactive fallout. These cancers, whose incidence has almost doubled since 1973, could have been readily prevented had the NCI warned the public in time and advised them to take thyroid medication."

            Epstein wrote, "NCI's silence on cancer prevention is in flagrant violation of the 1971 National Cancer Act's specific charge to disseminate cancer information to the public. This silence is in further violation of the 1988 Amendments to the National Cancer Program, which called for an expanded and intensified research program for the prevention of cancer caused by occupational or environmental exposure to carcinogens."

            Epstein blamed this NCI failure to inform Congress and regulatory agencies of avoidable carcinogens for encouraging petrochemical and other industries to continue manufacturing products containing carcinogens and encouraging corporate polluters to continue polluting.

            According to Epstein, there are three major categories of avoidable causes including:

            1. Environmental contaminants in air, water, soil, the workplace, and food;

            2. Carcinogenic ingredients in consumer products, particularly pesticides;

            3. Carcinogenic prescription drugs and high-dose diagnostic radiation, particularly pediatric CAT scans.

            • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

              According to Epstein, "Dr. Samuel Broder, NCI director from 1989 to 1995, frankly admitted, in a 1998 Washington Post interview, that 'the NCI has become what amounts to a government pharmaceutical company.' Taxpayers have funded R & D and expensive clinical trials for over two-thirds of cancer drugs on the market. These drugs are given, with exclusive rights, to the industry, which sells them at inflated prices."

              "The verdict is unassailable," Epstein said. "The ACS bears a major decades-long responsibility for losing the winnable war against cancer. Reforming the ACS is, in principle, relatively easy and directly achievable. Boycott the ACS. Instead, give your charitable contributions to public interest and environmental groups involved in cancer prevention. Such a boycott is well overdue and will send the only message this charity can no longer ignore."

              Excellent article.