High radiation beyond evacuation zone — Kyoto nuclear professor surprised by extent of contamination and the vast area it covers

Published: May 9th, 2011 at 5:18 pm ET
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U.S.-Japan joint survey reveals high radiation beyond evacuation zone, Asahi Shimbun, May 8, 2011:

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The first map of ground surface contamination within 80 kilometers of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant shows radiation levels higher in some municipalities than those in the mandatory relocation zone around the Chernobyl plant. [...]

“I am surprised by the extent of the contamination and the vast area it covers,” said Tetsuji Imanaka, assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute. “This (map) will be useful in planning evacuation zones as well as the decontamination of roads and public facilities.” [...]

Published: May 9th, 2011 at 5:18 pm ET
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86 comments to High radiation beyond evacuation zone — Kyoto nuclear professor surprised by extent of contamination and the vast area it covers

  • xdrfox

    Saturation and it is spreading !


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    Are they all hoping that, this will go out on it’s own?

    Soon it will be two Months of this spreading!!


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    • Cuica

      I’ll bet they are just hoping that TEPCO doesn’t suffer too much….kinda reminds me of the BP oils spell…..no suffering for BP, although they were soley responsible. Plenty of suffering for the rest of us.


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      • WindorSolarPlease

        BP Oil spill never made sense to me either.

        It’s like these people have a one track mind on profit and not how the way things should be done.

        First of all they should never have drilled in that area, but then I don’t like deep drilling or oil fracturing.

        Sometimes there are just more important things, than profits.


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  • Discordian

    So much surprise, so little accountability.


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  • Poor Daddy

    “I am surprised by the extent of the contamination and the vast area it covers,” said Tetsuji Imanaka, assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute. “This (map) will be useful in planning evacuation zones as well as the decontamination of roads and public facilities.”
    So? Where’s the map???
    And does this surprised asshole sound like he gives a shit about people’s lives? Nope. But he does have a “useful” map somewhere that nobody gets to see.


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  • But the Japanese Didn’t do it,Just like we are here make us CITIZENS Fuck this world.


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    • Discordian

      Exactly. This is responsibility of corporations and government – soulless, heartless, legal “persons” which have no object beyond the bottom line of profit and power. Viruses – man-made viruses and cancers they are, and it is they who have ruined the world.


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      • Cuica

        But we keep letting them. We play a part in this too. Maybe we have to join green peace in mass and protest and demonstarte and say put that asshole in jail cause he broke the law instead of heading on over to walmart with the idea that we are powerless. WE are not powerless….in a group! Let’s organize.


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        • Discordian

          Organization is what is needed, though I don’t pretend to be an expert at it.

          But organization for us can begin with DISorganization for them – both governments and corporations. We should starve them and confuse them. Disobey; refuse to buy or invest; refuse to listen or do what you are told.

          Give them a critical mass of noncooperation which will throw a wrench in their gears; then – replace them with whatever is good and anti-government and anti-corporation (and anti-bank – get out of your accounts!).

          Of course, that won’t stop the radiation or the intention of companies to continue building nuclear plants. But isn’t it clear to everyone by now that the radiation WILL NOT stop until someone other than the Japanese government or TEPCO is in charge?

          It won’t be any different if a nuclear meltdown occurs here along the New Madrid Fault. We are only doomed as long as we leave these criminals in charge of our lives and our world. (Sorry for the jeremiad – three glasses of wine has something to do with it, I’m sure. :) )


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          • I would have to think it would be way different if it happened here in the USA. It would have been entombed by now. And all measures would have been taken to stop the radiation.


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  • tony wilson

    unlike tetsuji Imanaka, assistant professor of nuclear engineering…
    i am not surprised by the extent of the contamination…

    i am a clown with 0 experience in the field of nuclear engineering…
    but even a clown understands that if you blow the roofs off nuclear reactors with mox fuel in them,your going to slowly kill at least a million people.
    yet this turd calls himself a specialist.
    the japanese people need to start developing a spinal column soon,while they can still walk.


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Off-Topic..
    Here is the Inundation map for Louisiana.
    It may be of help to someone.
    http://www.houmatoday.com/assets/pdf/HC2265457.PDF


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  • micro

    go to m.i.t.
    mitnse.com
    http://web.mit.edu/nsei
    mit nse nuclear info hub

    you will understand japan ,,epa,, etc
    were screwed


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    • appariel

      Thanks for the links…Can’t someone at MIT get cracking on this??! What are they doing at university nuke labs these days?!! What else is there to do???? All the great scientific minds must come together, work hard, & think outside the box. Biggest Science Project EVER!!! Prize: Life on Earth, intact.


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      • stockdude

        When you are working with things at the nuclear and cellular level, there are just not that many tricks to pull out.

        The trick is to set up a system wherein long term cycles of human greed, denial, and ignorance, and can still NOT screw up the energy source. Or leave it alone.

        this damage has already been done, and continues to be done.


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      • Cuica

        It seems that energy corporations give big grant money to Universities to research efforts that will advance their profit magins. No one gives a rats ass about trouble shooting, disaster recovery etc. That was clear to see when BP mobilized their 1950′s canvas booms to contain thousands of gallons of oil…then there was a quick switch to chemicals that haven’t been tried or approved.
        Don’t our tax dollars go to regulating these industries?
        Shouldn’t someone be in jail? This is fraud. Goverment agencies taking tax money to regulate industry, then rec. money from corporations to look the other way. Where are our law makers? Where is the judge and the jury? It seems like the goverment has changed but they didn’t update the constitution yet.


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    • Anthony

      I got a ‘page not found’ through the link. Here’s what I got searching for the same info on site?

      http://web.mit.edu/nse/newsandmedia/news.html


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  • SteveMT

    Is anyone is Japan even mentioning the “e” word yet? It is time to evacuate, IMHO. Japan should continue their efforts to stop this physics problem, but in the meantime, save the pregnant moms, the babies, the children, the women, the men…everyone. Tell them the truth and then get them out. Move Tokyo to one or several of those uninhabited new Mega-cities in China just sitting there collecting dust.

    It is now time for Japan to do the right thing. Save the People.


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    • prayers for Japan

      No, I recently saw video of the current Fukushima evacuation zone and the beautiful, friendly pets and domestic animals literally left behind all alone in the streets are heartbreaking!! It was so haunting. I pray for the Japanese–beautiful people on a once beautiful island.
      Now they’ve had time to develop an organized, complete evacuation/immigration system. No more waiting for the children!!


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  • Holy!

    A lot of very honest and resourceful folks come here!

    This is how we help each other – by posting very short messages on what we’ve learned.

    And uh, whose got the peace pipe? that needs to be passed around as well…

    thank you, friend.


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    In the US I am happy to say we have the freedom to speak, freedom for a lawful assembly, freedom to write, even write to our President.

    There are Countries who do not have these rights. So therefore, I am extremely happy that I grew up in a Country that has these rights.

    We should use the rights we have.
    I am all for a lawful peaceful organization without chaos.
    The people do have a voice in things.

    They have things planed, long before things are in place, changing something is not easy.

    They will listen, sometimes we can stall something and sometimes things do change.
    However in the end, if something is important to them, they will put their plan in action.

    People have fought for years against Nuclear Power and look at were we are today.

    I am hoping they will all take a long look at this situation and find new and better ways to protect this earth and the people living on it.
    After all, they live on this earth also.


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    • Poor Daddy

      No, they don’t listen and things won’t change….UNLESS…..they get delivered a devastating economic blow. These are corporations, and governments owned, bought and paid for by the corporations. If they get financially fugged hard enough, they will listen. Then and only then. Sorry.


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      • WindorSolarPlease

        We are already having a devastating economic blow. Our economy is horrible.

        If we have anymore of devastating economic blow, more and more people will be out of work.

        You can’t hurt the big guys financially, they have to much, and what they would lose is a drop in a bucket for them.
        It won’t cause them to sweat. It won’t change their life style at all.

        However, for the everyday person who counts on their job and pay just to get them through to the next week, that is who would be hurt by a devastating economic blow.

        Sorry that I reposted this. I put it in the wrong area.


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        • WindorSolarPlease

          The one thing that could be done to make our Officials work for the people:

          Make it illegal for politicians to accept contributions money/perks from any group/corporations/unions.

          For individuals contributions, a set limit to be in place.

          Individuals means, in no relation representing any groups/corporation/unions

          Politicians would have to do a complete disclosure.


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          • xdrfox

            Undue all the work they have done for 30 years ?


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          • radegan

            Dreamer. But if you’re going to dream just try this proposed amendment:

            “No person or entity can support any campaign in any way unless they are capable of voting for the candidate. Minors whose parents are qualified to vote for a candidate may support that candidacy as well. Congress shall impose limits on monetary campaign contributions but none on the labor of qualified volunteers.”

            No corporations can vote, no churches can vote, no unions can vote – only people. Folks in NYC couldn’t flood a senate election in NC with money and influence the outcome, they already have a senator. Folks in Texas couldn’t give money to elect a governor in Florida. The Koch brothers would have to pick one state to infect.


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          • WindorSolarPlease

            I don’t want to change anyone’s right for voting. I want to keep our constitutional rights.

            I maybe a dreamer.
            However, this is one way to level equally, the playing field.
            I know I will probably never see this.

            Making it illegal for politicians to accept contributions money/perks from any group/corporations/unions.
            For individuals contributions, a set limit to be in place.

            Individuals means, in no relation representing any groups/corporation/unions

            Politicians would have to do a complete disclosure.


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    • mark V

      “…they live on this earth also…”

      “They” hope to earn enough money to be able to get into that last deepest underground bunker. “They” are very differnt humans, and I have met such individuals even within non-elite circles. They don’t care if the homosapiens’s DNA will be destroyed, they hope to have enough money to buy professors to keep their own DNAs intact for couple more generations…

      I think the wakeup is possible only when there will be shortage of slaves to work for them.


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      • WindorSolarPlease

        I’m sure there are miles and miles of deep bunkers, that is quite nice. Probably nicer than some towns.

        The elite would go first and maybe some non-elite, but not all. Those people would be the working people then.

        We would be missed.


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  • Novamind

    This link is from Rense.com, it has some information on the MSM issue and more…
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivian-norris-de-montaigu/deadly-silence-on-fukushi_b_859241.html


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  • Novamind

    O ya! Jim Marrs is on coasttocoastam Tonight, Its an am radio talk program on the radio, talkin about fukie and corexit….
    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    We are already having a devastating economic blow. Our economy is horrible.

    If we have anymore of a devastating economic blow, more and more people will be out of work.

    You can’t hurt the big guys financially, they have to much, and what they would lose is a drop in a bucket for them.
    It won’t cause them to sweat. It won’t change their life style at all.

    However, for the everyday person who counts on their job and pay just to get them through to the next week, that is who would be hurt by a devastating economic blow.


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  • beachbum

    Please understand the overall situation. They think the planet is too populated. Plan A: “off” about 3+ billion people and start all over; with them in control, of course. So when they go down into their holes in the ground, we bomb the doors shut and pray that this thing never sees the light of day again.
    Gotta teach that old dog to stop sucking eggs.
    Love and Peace out!


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  • Heart of the Rose

    @ beach bum ..thanks for leaving this.
    If the NWO is going underground..could they do it now?
    NWO..Please get your wretched selves into your holes ..that I might enjoy what is left of paradise without looking at the likes of you.
    You are depending on an artificial environment FOREVER.You are subhumans and morons.


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Cheney is probably already in the bunker..bunker rat he is.
    Might need him to withhold the “shoot-down order again.
    The man there without the pulse!


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Subhuman..that’s right..
    Do these folks display the normal human traits?
    Love, compassion,etc..
    They say they are more than humans..better.. advanced..
    SUBHUMAN…know them for what they are.


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Speaking of subhumans add sociopath.
    http://www.energy.gov/organization/dr_steven_chu.htm
    This creature owes the world answers.


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Miss.and Al.—devastated by “record” HAARP made tornadoes.
    Check out how much these states got from HLS for FEMA.
    Send in FEMA..let’s watch carefully the relocation process.
    No link at moment…but will find.


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Louisiana is flooding..Florida has criminality running it…and is downwind to the stuff coming off the Gulf.
    The Gulf is toast.
    And under OCCUPATION.


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    • Jean

      There have been C-130′s, Chinook helicopters, and other military planes over the Tallahassee area for months. There is no “known” military base in the immediate area. It appears that the Gulf Coast is indeed under occupation, or maybe the military is providing security for Florida’s new crook governor.


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Our whole country is under occupation.


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    • prayers for Japan

      Yes, there have been far too many unfortunate, unusual “coincidences,” contrived “wars,” extreme financial/fiscal crises, corruption scandals, and record disasters affecting the U.S. in too short a time frame. It really seems like a covert, controlled demolition of the premier democratic world power. (fully aided & abetted from the inside by recent Federal Administrations!)
      I knew with his appointments and when Obama protected Bush/Cheney from prosecution for their multiple federal violations, that the game was ON! Also, watching the mainstream media promote Obama during the election was another giveaway. His “hands off” approach during the Gulf disaster was the last straw for me. His response (or lack thereof) eerily showed that he did not work for us and does not have the public interest or justice in mind! (He’s really tricky though–so likeable superficially. When I’ve seen him speak live, it’s almost as though he’s been trained to work ‘em good!)


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  • Heart of the Rose

    No… we are the HUMANS..those that care and know God’s word.
    Onward..


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  • Heart of the Rose

    @thanks Deetu..off.topic http://www.science20.com/chatter_box/bp_gis_and_mysterious_vanishing_open_letter
    OFF-Topic.
    This is a very important letter concerning the DHW/BP oil situation.
    It is a great example..(like we need others) of the corruption and complicity of BP and our government.
    They will never tell the people there were two wells.


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  • ALL ABOUT PLUTONIUM

    http://www.nci.org/new/nci-plu.htm

    Beyond the diseconomics and the proliferation and terrorism risks of plutonium, there are also severe safety and environmental hazards. Plutonium is fiendishly toxic. A speck of it the size of a pollen grain, if caught in the lungs after inhalation or in bone after ingestion, can cause cancer. A severe reactor accident with plutonium-based MOX fuel in one-third of the core will result in 100% more latent cancer fatalities than if the core was made up entirely of conventional uranium fuel. Such an accident with an all-MOX core would kill 300% more people than with an all-uranium core. (See NCI Scientific Director Edwin Lyman’s “Public Health Risks of Substituting Mixed-Oxide Fuel for Uranium Fuel in Pressurized Water Reactors,” Science and Global Security, Princeton University, 2000, Volume 9, pp. 1-47.) http://www.nci.org/pdf/lyman-mox-sgs.pdf

    Germany has canceled its domestic reprocessing program and tried to cancel reprocessing contracts with the British and French reprocessing companies. Japan, however, is expanding its domestic reprocessing program and is the leading foreign customer of the British and French reprocessing companies. Japan now owns about 30 tons of civilian plutonium, more than any other non-nuclear-weapon state. By 2010, Japan could have about 100 tons of separated plutonium, about a quarter of the world total of civilian plutonium by that time, and an amount equivalent to the U.S. military stockpile.

    Japan defends its plutonium program as essential to its energy security. However, a study by the Nuclear Control Institute found that Japan could acquire a 50-year reserve of uranium fuel for all its reactors for less than half of what it is planning to spend on its plutonium program. (See Paul Leventhal and Steven Dolley, “A Japanese Strategic Uranium Reserve: A Safe and Economic Alternative to Plutonium,” Science & Global Security, Princeton University, 1994, Volume 5, pp. 1-31. )

    The nuclear-weapons option inherent in the Japanese plutonium program is causing uneasiness among Japan’s neighbors. As early as 1976, a U.S. nuclear- weapon expert briefed Japanese and other non-U.S. nuclear officials that civilian, “reactor-grade” plutonium can be used in weapons and that the concept of its not being suitable for weapons is “fallacious.” 6 IAEA Director General Hans Blix said in 1990 that “there is no debate on this matter” in the agency’s safeguards department. 7 Yet, in 1993, Japan’s former ambassador for non-proliferation, Ryukichi Imai, stated in an article, “[R]eactor-grade plutonium…is of a nature quite different from what goes into the making of weapons….Whatever the details of this plutonium, it is quite unfit to make a bomb.” 8 This continues to be Japan’s official position.

    Japanese assertions notwithstanding, a team of former U.S. weapon designers have found that even terrorists would be capable of making an effective, first-generation nuclear weapon if they could obtain enough reactor-grade plutonium or highly enriched uranium. [See Mark et.al., "Can Terrorists Build Nuclear Weapons?" (1987).] http://www.nci.org/k-m/makeab.htm


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  • I think I have played this accident in Japan down in my own highly analytical mind knowing now that Strongtium has been detected and that the Japanese may not be able to live in Japan forever meaning the population may have to relocate to China or the USA. or Australia or Fiji!

    It’s possible isn’t it?

    Also living elsewhere in the northern hemisphere may become impossible because growing food or allowing cattle or sheep to graze may cause long term radiological health effects from having a lamb dinner!

    All this is possible isn’t it?


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    • radegan

      Eric -
      The Japanese have a lot of T-bills. We need money. They need a place to live. We have lots of empty houses. They just use their T-bills to buy up all the foreclosed properties and give their population a stipend. Think what the Japanese could do with Detroit.


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      • Awesome idea!! Wow, imagine if that was what all the silence is about? Trying to relocate to Detroit! God I am grasping at straws to see a silver lining in this story. Perhaps that old Cayce prophecy suggesting Japan will surely go into the sea…. was true after all!


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    • xdrfox

      “relocate to China”
      The History will never allow that !


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  • Heart of the Rose

    Yes. I’d like to play it down in my own mind too ..but it doesn’t serve me or the people.


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  • Heart of the Rose

    To the accusals of fear-mongering.
    Why would WE want scare the people?


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  • Yes Anthony,…and Cayce also said that eating 6 almonds a day could cure/stave off cancer. I’m from the old school, so I raised him one, if he was correct. I ate 12 almonds a day for the past 13 months with stage 3 pancreatic cancer that had spread to my liver. Just got the news that Cayce was right. (Along with a lot of other things I did,…)
    But, the Moral I’m getting is: ‘We’ used to know this stuff,….and many voices were prophetic I suppose.

    Well, we seem to be listening now,..at least here.


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    • Deetu 3

      Jill that’s amazing! The only other person I know of who had pancreatic cancer died six months after going to the doctor because she didn’t feel well. Well done you! …and yes we did used to know this stuff and a whole lot more-actively removed from circulation this last millenium or so… God bless..-D.


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  • Jack

    Thank You, Heart O’ th’ Rose, and Jill….
    The article about the disappearing open letter is important.
    I hope all followers of these blogs will consider saving down
    these websites, and printing copies, and giving lessons to
    any (I know it’s difficult) who may be able to learn up.
    They are actively “changing history”, and this article is a great example
    to forth for a college crowd, a highschool political club.
    My GIS interest is similar to that stirred by
    the thermal satellite data after 9/11 at the WTC for days after.
    Jill…
    I have some Cayce books, guess I should read up some more.
    Interesting, Almonds…
    the Bible says Aaron’s Rod sprouted Almonds,
    and this image is included in tarot cards.
    Hallelujah.
    His Truth is marching on!


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  • It IS Jack,….it TRULY is!

    It’s good to hear you so ‘up’ Jack. We need you!


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  • Tricky Dick

    He was SHOCKED,just SHOCKED to find out that radiation was released!


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