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Interview: Navy sailor’s skin inflamed while carrying American flag exposed to Fukushima plume — “Whole left side” of body affected — “They immediately stripped clothes off, hosed him down… it became an extreme emergency” (AUDIO)

Published: April 15th, 2014 at 1:07 am ET
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Interview with Charles Bonner, attorney for sickened USS Reagan sailors exposed to Fukushima releases, Linda Moulton Howe’s EarthFiles, Mar. 27, 2014:

Transcript excerpt starting at 2m 30s in

  • One sailor had been told to go up to the top of the ship and take down the American flag. He went and took the American flag down and folded it up in the triangle way they usually folded up the flag, and put it under his arm, and went all the way down to the bottom of the ship to store it. By the time he reached the bottom of the ship, his whole left side where the flag was had become inflamed. They immediately stripped his clothes off, hosed him down, washed him down with soap. He is naked there in front of all the sailors, men and women, because it became an extreme emergency. Then 17 other sailors were immediately scrubbed down.
  • He had to be discharged, he and his wife — he had ended up marrying a young lady on the ship — they both had to be discharged for medical reasons. She developed major leukemias, uterine cancers, uncontrolled uterine bleeding. And they both received a medical discharge.

Full interview available here (mp3)

Published: April 15th, 2014 at 1:07 am ET
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116 comments to Interview: Navy sailor’s skin inflamed while carrying American flag exposed to Fukushima plume — “Whole left side” of body affected — “They immediately stripped clothes off, hosed him down… it became an extreme emergency” (AUDIO)

  • name999 name999

    You deserve our best What is America if not to keep our protectors safe.


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    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Our protectors,lol. Who do you think got us into this nuclear nightmare? They may protect our (invisible) empire, but they don't protect the people of this country. How could they with over 1000 bases abroad, over 70 undeclared wars? And now they're going to start ww3 to save the petrodolar, to spread their disaster capitalism. This is about empire and class warfare and they'll fry the whole world before they give an inch. A king wouldn't let his mercenaries run his kingdom, but the good ole' USA would. Thats who's driving this crazy train, killers, arms dealers and banksters. They don't care about you or me, children, the earth and they certainly don't care about their cannon fodder. Want proof, google depleted uranium.


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      • Dee Dee

        I feel sorry for you that you are so callous towards this young man, who believes he is protecting his country. That is what the military does. Whether they do it in a way you believe is right, is subjective and your view is way too simplistic. As far as who developed the nuclear nightmare, I don't think it can solely lay at the feet of the military.


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        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          I think you misunderstand me. I weep for this man, for all of us or I wouldn't come here to enenews all the time. Some of my very favorite people are vets. My father was a fighter pilot and a generals aid. But, I'm pretty sure the military in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't protecting me or my rights. I'll not say what I think they possibly might be protecting only because my boyfriend says he doesn't want to suffer possible rendition, torture and death because of my shit tasting truthburgers. I could rant here all day about the treatment of vets. I'm also pretty sure I read an article about how the navy gave officers and not enlisted men potassium pills, class war abounds. This mess in my humble opinion, I blame on the military nuclear industrial complex and cartesian thinking. I also think everyone, even evil self serving planet destroying nuketards and murderers deserve a home, good food, clean air and water, forgiveness and mercy and above all love. It's all good. "That is perfect. This is perfect. Perfect comes from perfect. Take perfect from perfect, the remainder is perfect. May peace and peace and peace be everywhere. " The Upanishads.


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      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        the distinction should always be made, melting mermaid, between who we serve and how we serve…


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      • mairs mairs

        "They'll fry the whole world before they give an inch."

        Couldn't say it better than this.


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      • GQR2

        Very well said Melting Mermaid i agree as well , not a pretty picture. How can they deny such obvious illness when they know exactly what the problem is?
        Are there any stated codes (that they haven't followed somewhere about exposure to excessive unnecessary harm?
        There was no reason for that ship to stay out there so long.

        Where is the evidence of the humanitarian mission ?


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        • irhologram

          Know the legal axiom, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse."? Why would soldiers be less culpable than the mere civilian regulation of domestic interaction, which doesn't even involve the license to kill others in the job description? Is it not INCOMBANT on volunteer military personnel to know WHAT they have volunteered to enforce? IMHO, anyone who volunteered, after the clear proof that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, either made a choice to be deaf, dumb, and blind…or they have chosen to change things from within. I don't believe most are in the latter category UNTIL IT AFFECTS THEIR OWN HEALTH, and NOT that of humanity or frankly, even that of their own countrymen from a long view. That's a problem with their "loyal" service to my protection, and since I can't know what's in a stranger's heart, I would be culpable, TOO, if I say, as well, "My country, right or wrong!" Huh? My country, wrong? I support drone killing fields, depleted uranium, water wars, etc. ? Ummm. No. That would be evil, would it not?


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          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            ones political awareness, irhologram, does not spring-forth from a vacuum. As most come into this world a blank slate, it's near impossible making the right choices. And if ignorance weren't enough of a challenge, add the threat of impoverishment into the equation and you've the making the 'perfect' storm…trooper.

            The blood stained hands of the servant are all too obvious to the observer, yet, it is the master who encourages the reckless abuse of power. The USS Reagan was not where it was by mere accident. It was there as a result of decisions made from on high and long before Fukushima went toes up.

            The rampant use of antidepressants and high rates of suicides within the ranks of the military only hint to America's floundering moral bearing. We are all victims of a repressive system; including those who think they're in control of it…


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            • irhologram

              Respectfully, Aftershock. I disagree. Moral imperatives from cultural and spiritual traditions and scriptures say: The "law" is written in our hearts and that the answer is "within." We all "know" what's right if we choose to. Moral relativism is just not a view I think is necessary, whether in abject poverty or primitive ignorance … I don't believe the Truth is unavailable to those who seek it, or hard to find. I don't believe in cultural excuses for immoral acts.


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              • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                if that were true, irhologram (and I'm not saying it isn't), that doesn't preclude us from recognizing what the state (generically speaking) does to disconnect the individual from that inner truth. And again, the individual would have to be immured from such unrelenting misdirection. This is, after all, why we ponder what rational is used to justify the crimes perpetrated by some against others, when we all recognize our common bonds…


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                • Donald Shimoda Donald Shimoda

                  Thanks to all for choosing to have this discussion and making such cogent points. When I read the original comment about "protectors" I admit to chickening out to making an honest reply.
                  It's interesting that some think it "simple" to engage in counter arguments that go against cultural conditioning. Unfortunately, things considered common knowledge are not necessarily true. "Protectors" does not work here.
                  It may be that people sign up and see themselves as "protectors" but that doesn't make it so — no matter how many times it gets repeated in the mass media.
                  If they signed up because they wanted to be elephants, that would still not make them elephants either.
                  I have a love for all people and wish no one harm. This story is a tragedy because real human beings have been hurt. And more will come, endlessly it seems. And I am sad about it. But I don't want to lose sight of the truth just because it goes against cultural conditioning.
                  Love to all.


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                  • GQR2

                    love back to you Donald thank you for finding the words to express what many here feel as well (i hope)
                    And love out to all from me as well,the comments that go against the conditioning are difficult to make but it can be done here because we value the truth even if its painful. We prefer that to lies. And nothing but Fukushhhh is black and white in my mind. Everything else has nuances.

                    It is not without a fundamental love and concern. These subjects are like broken legs if we walk on them without proper setting – yes we'll be ambulatory but the bones will be crocked and the leg deformed.


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                    • Shaker1

                      Agreed. The discussion is a relevant aspect in every decision in which we give away the strength of our heart to another thing or being. I know the decision I made regarding the military and have taken part in so many discussions over the instance that it's fairly quickly deflated of points I haven't heard. What my decision boiled down to was that my heart is not like a fickle child whose face might remain the same, but changes in mere moments or election cycles. It's not defined by borders that some arbitrary and incomprehensible 'rationality' has chosen, and no drugs in which I keep my mind nor confessional is going to comfort my heart, so it needs to be guarded unassailably. I will not be told who and who not to kill. It may be that simple to me. That said, there's no accounting for what might be unknown or unpredictable, and in this instance with these sailors, I think it's appropriate to understand the expectations they may have had in light of the circumstance, duty to their choice, and the duty of those to whom they might have given their choice. Best I can say is that I hope they don't have to live with the anguish of irresponsible duty of those they trusted, and that comfort is given in every and all aspects by those trusted. At this point it's 'us' in the US. Lifetime care and comfort of the best nature is what they deserve. The circumstance should be the proper protest tool, not their lives except as manifestations of the circumstance.


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      thank you, Shaker1. Wonderful thoughts. And if I'm correct in thinking you were once in uniform, I'd like to thank you for your courage and sacrifice. Knowing well since early childhood, the horrors of war, I never mustered the courage to face what many in the military have. Put another way, I'd admit to being a fuck'n coward. However, should the time arrive where I'm called to stand in arms with my fellow American, you will find me on that line. I sincerely believe it is the obligation of every adult American to fight for, and if need be, die, to protect this nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. That so many are too busy leaving their nation's defense to multinational corporate profiteers gives some hint to why we find our nation in the state it's in, today…


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                • irhologram

                  Aftershock. "that doesn't preclude us from recognizing what the state (generically speaking) does to disconnect the individual from that inner truth…"

                  Uh. Huh. That's it. In a nutshell. Hasn't changed since the beginning of civilization and the concentration of power in "leadership" as a reinforced feedback loop.

                  The question is and always has been…will we participate in the "rational…to justify the crimes perpetrated by some against others…(?)

                  It's a choice. It has always been a choice.


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                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    agreed, irhologram. Choice is what differentiates an adult from a child. Unfortunately, too many 'adults' fear taking responsibility for their choices; including they chose to leave to others. And while I'll not entirely absolve an individual for their criminal actions, I also put limits to condemnation, as most are unwitting dupes to of their paymasters. Listen to any war veteran who's been on the line and they'll more-often-than-not regret their having been used in the destruction of their brothers and sisters. This, by-the-way, is why the American government's keeping such a close eye on veterans. We're all waking up to who the real enemy is.

                    And it's good to see that when all's said and done, we're of like mind. Always respected your take on things…


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      unfortunately the shell shocked revelations of the horrors of WW-I did nothing to stop WW-II and those maimed veterans did nothing to stop Vietnam which did nothing to stop the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and those 1.something million dead and brain damaged did nothing to stop patriotic war machines anywhere. Mankind is simply not of the high standing that we like to ascribe the species


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                    • irhologram

                      I heartily agree, and respect you, as well Aftershock!

                      Just to clarify, though, so I'm not misunderstood to be taking a harsh view against these Navy victims… I don't think it's right to condemn soldiers who now are rethinking reality, no matter what they've "soldiered on" for.

                      And I believe they are entitled to care for injuries received.


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      totally with you, irhologram! Every effort must be taken to heal these men and woman of the USS Reagan, as well as those who are out of uniform. EVERY EFFORT!!!


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      many Vietnam era veterans came-out against our intervention in the Middle East. Problem rests in who controls the media. If people don't know what questions need asking, they'll not easily know what answers to expect. The "fourth estate" is nothing more than a tool for the exploitation. Americans have long been victims of a finely tuned propaganda machine. Yet each day, I make a point of studying the comments of people on many different websites and I can assure you, we're all learning how this game was played. The controller's are running out of rope and most likely will be resorting to false-flags to get us in line; much as they'd done in response to the growing awareness to the globalist juggernaut that preceded 911. We've only to speak truth to power and let nature (literally) take its course. We're winning. Just don't expect a memo to that effect…


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      were winning? Hope so AFTERSHOCK! But give me a wild guess; how many animals will be extinct, how many babies born with deformities and retardation, before we can say "weve won!"?


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                    • Angela_R

                      Choice in the theater of war

                      "The Best Recruiter is an Economic Downturn"
                      Child soldiers grow up very quickly on the battlefield, the following video is only a little over 3minutes
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9CvkkmXsW8

                      Are they honest, was the truth told to these teenagers?


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      turning any of it around, CodeShutdown, requires regaining control of vessel. We can pause to lament our fallen or push-on to take the hill and ultimately end the carnage…


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                    • GQR2

                      words i read in Gulag Archipelago keep ringing in my head-
                      the line between Good and Bad is very thin and moves all the time in people. Its not static. Its a thin line inside a human good to bad bad to good. Fluid even. As we mature it still stays thin regardless of our artifices and what we tell ourselves.

                      Food for thought.


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      • NondiPloom

        It's obvious YOU NEVER SERVED, or would have if 'asked'. Is your real name is Rodger . . . Draft Dodger Rodger? It wouldn't surprise me.

        DISregards from a U.S. Navy vet.


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        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          Did you just call me a draft dodger? I'm much worse than that. I'm a tree-hugging, star-charting, crystal-gripping, day dreaming, peace loving hippy book nerd enironMENTAList. I'm anti war, anti nuclear, anti GMO, anti surveillance state, anti drone, anti NDAA, anti nuclear hegemons, anti corporate personhood, corporate media, corporate sponsored elections, anti plutocrats and oligarchs, anti starving and bombing men women and children, anti spending 7.5 trillion on weapons of mass destruction, anti imperialism, anti fed and I think the privatization of war, prisons and health care is just evil and the income inequality in this country makes me hang my head in shame. And I pray we never have draft to dodge, I'm too busy dodging radionucleides.


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      • name999 name999

        mermaid…I do agree with you, was rushing and had just a second to comment. The issues with what America is now, what our military actually stands for are all on point.
        I was on an insurance panel
        to provide services to military folks a few years ago and was honored to be a helper to them all. I saw first hand how difficult their jobs often were, many very young with kids and families.
        My comment is just a message to them, not to ignore the many other real factors and histories.


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  • Mack Mack

    March 15, 2011 FOIA document says the USS Reagan only had 50 dosimeters on board.

    That same document discusses a "Spectral 1000" isotopic analyzer being sent to the USS Reagan.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Puke on the Navy for doing this to their own service people and then claiming that THEY cannot be sued? Puke on them! They've disgraced America. Heads need to roll from the top down.


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    • sworldpeas sworldpeas

      +311

      If the Reagan didn't know what the levels were then they are IDIOTS. If they knew what the levels were and stayed in the plume then they are IDIOTS! question is… which is it?


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      • GQR2

        good question and maybe its both! But this is not a "mistake" or an accident.What were they doing that made them stay there so long? Why no defensive maneuvers? Asleep at the wheel..really ? They didn't notice until the solders got blisters and explosive diarhhea and bleeding. Told you AI is in charge. Its apocalypse now in the minds of the Military Brass. Read Michael Hastings book the Operators. Its a easy read he had a great style and would have gone very far in Journalism.
        (it is such a clear inside view inside the mind set and behavior it got him killed by the military)


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    • rakingmuck

      Never going to happen. The Navy protects its own and closes ranks better than any of the Armed forces – my opinion.


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  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    "…major leukemias, uterine cancers, uncontrolled uterine bleeding. "

    My brain is in gridlock.


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  • Ontological Ontological

    Brings a whole new meaning to flag burning.


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    • bo bo

      I don't mean to trivialize how real this horror is to this sailor, but this image of the radioactive flag is hugely symbolic of what is happening to America and to the world. :(

      Where is Oliver Stone


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      • mairs mairs

        Can't even count on Michael Moore. :(


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      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        got that very thing, bo. Thought to how this young man will now pay a terrible price for embracing a symbol of honor and self-sacrifice. Feelings of overwhelming sadness play upon this keyboard, as I think how none deserved this; least of all, young people who had their whole lives ahead of them. I shall send thoughts of rejuvenation to him and his love…


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        • bo bo

          AS – When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in a radioactive flag and waving a geiger counter. :(


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          • bo bo

            I know what you're going to say, too – it's already here.


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          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            it's long reigned in America, bo. They just didn't tell us…


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          • Far better to deal with a misguided socialist instead of a determined fascist.

            Trouble is, I am not sure which we have


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            • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

              curious to the difference, stock. I was under the impression that National Socialist (commonly referred to as "Nazis") were socialists! From what I gather from the historic record, the differences between Soviet Socialists (Bolshevism) and National Socialists (Fascism) are minor, as both ideologies result in the destruction of the right of the individual to determine their own path in life…


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              • Socialism works until you run out of other peoples money to hand out.

                Fascism is everything within the state (government) , nothing outside of the state, and a brutal retort to anyone who tries to go against that.


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                • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                  again, stock, one must emphasize what we were told versus the reality. It was easy to think that National Socialist were the sole threat to world peace, while the crimes of the internationalists (Soviets) were being withheld from our eyes. They knew full well of the wholesale murder/starvation of Ukrainians during Stalin's reign, yet solely chose to highlight the human rights crime of the National Socialists. Fast forward a half century and we're now paying the price for repressing that information…


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                • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) VanneV

                  Fascism is a dictatorship ruled by state approved private corporations. Socialism is a democracy where, for example, utilities are owned by everyone, not a private corporation.

                  In socialism, the people still have power over the government and can make changes and have free speech.

                  In fascism the people cannot make changes against the ruling elite and there are no elections or free speech.

                  The differences between fascism and socialism are huge.


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                  • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) VanneV

                    Will the people be able to stop Monsanto? Will the government require GMO labeling, ban labeling or abrogate its responsibilites to protect the people? Everyone is watching.


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                  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                    those Soviet gulags are just riddled with the graves of hundreds-of-thousands (if not millions) who challenged that "democracy". But then, what significance are the lives of those who made the mistake of questioning the benevolence of the state…


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                    • GQR2

                      Its filled with people who never had a political thought in their lives and got swept up in a historical cyclical spasm of violence,torture,starvation,lies,and terror. Regular people doing nothing what-so-ever. Not trouble makers,and when the regular people were used up they went after the military as well so they ended up there as well. Lies and more Lies to the public as the economy and the motherland was put above ALL else. The were interrogations,false charges,kangaroo trials, isolation in the middle of cities where many gulags were. The "organs" of the state were the enforcers and they dominated completely. The people barely knew what hit them and it went on for DECADES.
                      Some believe and i am not sure what i think but some say the violence my be cyclical as in inevitable. i want to believe that isn't true and just something they say to justify it. Not sure.


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                    • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) VanneV

                      The Soviets never had a democracy. They had a dictatorship and a brutal police state and a wall to keep the populace from leaving. Putin was head of the KGB.

                      30,000,000 Ukrainians were starved to death by Stalin to force the farmers to give up their land and form, instead, collective farms.


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                    • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) VanneV

                      There were no elections in Russia before 1994, and no one believes that their elections are free and fair or that there is free speech in Russia.

                      “…As it was enacted in 1994, the Basic Guarantees law also set forth relatively specific procedural principles on which subsequent election laws were to be based. Throughout the years, the law was modified.
                      “Russian electoral legislation suffers from an unusual degree of instability. In the past, a new law was adopted for each Duma election…”
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Russia

                      Communism is a dictatorship and Putin is a dictator.


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      great minds, GQR2. If you haven't read it yet (appears you may have), get a copy of "The Black Book of Communism". It features an unflinching account of what people were subjected too, under the 'collectivist'; or to use the vernacular of revisionist…socialism…


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      I like your points VanneV about soviet, fascist, democratic systems. But are the people in these countries who actually carry out and enforce the oppressive exploitative ideas really any different than in the US or elsewhere?

                      Well, I would say a little different, depending on culture and perhaps DNA, yet not so much that they couldnt be exchanged in roles!

                      Homeland Security is the fast track to the U.S. police state, the term transparently chosen for its emotional value. Heimat-Sicherheit. 9-11 was the pivot, and look how every nation jumped on the terrorist bandwagon. A term so flexible the ruling elite could use it against anyone anywhere including their own dissenting civilians. Homeland security is ready with 2 billion rounds of hollow tipped bullets and armored vehicles. Here is a question; are enenewsers considered potential enemies of the Heimatland?


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      I add that "good guys vs bad guys" "Us vs them" is that primal emotion that galvanizes opposing sides, builds and ignites patriotism, sends the youth willingly to war (or football) and is used by the sly folks who wish to control geopolitics and their public.

                      Thus an unquestioning belief in the superiority of ones country is a dangerous mistake.

                      At least Russia has RT, as skewed for propaganda as it may be.


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      precisely, CodeShutdown. Note how the back-pedaling of proletarian ideologue still prevents them from acknowledging the innumerable horrors that socialism brought about. For fear of self incrimination, they do their best to 'intellectualize' the nuanced differences between National Socialists and Soviet Socialists; differences that meant nothing to those who ended their pitiful days within those collective graves…


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Indeed the intellectual consideration of politics, for all its value, is also a trap. It seems like understanding, but is merely a limited mental model, dissociated from real events, and even the fundamental cause and effect. Pooling capital allows construction of large projects. Socialist or communal sharing smooths the inconsistent barbs of fate. Putting the hearts ear to the silent divine acknowledges that man is in a limited bandwidth that stretches from gross to beyond sublime. But global fascism is perhaps the most distorted of civilizations permutations. At least a dictator has a face. And if man werent so corrupt by nature, a humane, benevolent and nature oriented dictator could dictate some good things,…like abolishment of nuclear weapons and reactors.


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      brilliant summation, CodeShutdown!!! Should I ever forget, remind me not to show up at a public debate against you. Such sweeping comprehension is envious…


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                  • 4Warnd 4Warnd

                    Will you, can you stop being so damn on target with everything!


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            • GQR2

              The line between Fascism and socialism is so thin. Remember tyranny rarely announces itself it is dressed in overtly positive statements that most people would agree with until the screws get turned and the oppressive economic agenda are perused and people are crushed economically,socially,physciall and mentally. Its really stealth and that is how it happens. By the time its here and it is the people are already firmly behind the 8 ball. Nuclear is their weapon of choice.


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              • 4Warnd 4Warnd

                No. Not a thin line at all unless, of course your view of the two is fuzzy and all you see clearly is the "line" of demarcation.

                Lived in Norway for years. It is a functioning, beautifully connected and an amazing democratic socialist country.


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                • GQR2

                  i am aware that socialism can be good and am certainly for the raising of all boats in a civilized society where basic needs are met. Who wouldn't eh? Our Federal Government is another story.
                  The ideals can slip very fast and it demonstrated failure imo,for large countries. It has failed large countries in spectacular fashion thus far having them become Oligarchies which slip it back into corpo-fascism please don't imply fuzzy thinking. Every country has its own character.
                  This is most certainly not a conversation about which is worse or best. Glad for Norway. Good on them. We hear are in Dysopian Nightmere unfolding before our eyes.


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              • rakingmuck

                Dang GQR2, your comments are positively brilliant. No apology needed. They should put complied and shared broadly as you have stated, in perfect prose, the most 'on-topic' observations of our current civilization crumbling, how and why.


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                • GQR2

                  ? lol i don't know about all that.


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                • GQR2

                  CodeShutDown nails it. Its a good discussion to have and the last thing we are doing or want to do is make any vet reading or posting feel that somehow they are responsible for drinking any kool aid. WE all have been force fed the Kool-aid in super sized doses plus added Floride in the tap water. Think that's hyperbole? its not.


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                  • bo bo

                    +10000000000000 GQ
                    I feel deep sympayhy, sorrow for these sailors and stand in solidarity with them.


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                  • GQR2

                    I will answer to a question raised above about being considered an enemy of the home/mother/land state. And that is,
                    It's possible to paint and construe anything at all, often out of nothing to be something against the homeland.

                    Anything from constipation poor diet (you are hurting the country being sick) to reading the wrong library book or buying a kite? yes anything.
                    The screws of the state organs can be very tight.
                    The is no rhyme or reason and that is why so many are taken by surprise as things/communication,economics tighten.
                    And they can get tight in plain sight.

                    "a prisoners first thought is there must be some mistake..it will get straightened out"


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      GQR2 what you say about anyone potentially being enemy of the state is the very real situation. The public has false security, eroded beneath their very feet. But to bring up this subject is to be labeled a paranoid conspiracy lunatic…


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  • Max Sievert Max Sievert

    Fukushima Sue-nami: US Navy first responders in court over radiation exposure
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2x3L79IVlE


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  • 7.5 TRILLION Spent So Far In USA On Nuclear Weapons – DU Depleted Uranium Open Air Tests Being Conducted; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/10/75-trillion-spent-so-far-in-usa-on.html


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  • CB CB

    Those on the flight deck and topside their cloths act as a flag, often very windy conditions in the open seas.


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  • tarpus

    SO………………Did the big brass boys get the KI and the "pawns" (as Kissinger put it) get the shaft?


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  • GQR2

    This is one of the best Fukushhhh interviews out there Charles Bonner is my new hero! He is so clear in this interview. Bless him for taking this complicated case. One of the most important legal cases of our time.
    He is so clear and to the point. And it was on Coast to Coast. These injuries and fatal illnesses were preventable for the Sailors. The "Extreme Emergency" must be recognized,even though the Sailors on the Reagan of out of harm's way but the rest of the world is still there' in the state of "extreme emergency"


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  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    Very lucky for Tokoyo that the wind was to the west the day NP 3 blew it's load. Tragic for those sailors though. I would think some meetings with banners, video and a lawer or two might be in order at some recruiting centers…….


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  • Fukushima was a nuclear explosion at Reactor 3 building.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/12/fukushima-was-nuclear-explosion-here-is.html

    How much plutonium did you suck in because the gov did not bother to mention "stay out of the rain", Instead the president insisted that no radiation would reach the USA. Imagine that, he lied.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/p/uranium-aerosolized-into-atmosphere.html


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  • dka

    I feel sorry for Americans, not to live up to their responsibilities and not care about those who are suffering from this catastrophic event. Similar with the Japanese indifference.


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    • GQR2

      Why not feel sorry for everybody? And send out some meta its the least you can do instead of looking down your nose at a people who obviously are under duress. We get no say in what goes on. Is the rest of the world not seeing that?
      There is no one unaffected by Fukushima and the Nuclear Death Cult.


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    The fallout didnt just fall on the aircraft carrier. Picture how small the USS Reagan would look in the vast ocean, miles out to sea. Consider how sick the sailors are. Now imagine all the sea life who have been in that water continuously since the beginning. We get some idea how the ocean is sick and dying and the true scope of the tragedy. In fact its beyond imagination


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  • Mad_Scientists Mad_Scientists

    I have great sympathy for the USS Ronald Reagan sailors with health problems.

    I was curious what navy sailors get paid:

    "an enlisted sailor who has been in the Navy less than two years = $1,447.20 per month as an E-1, $1,622.10 as an E-2, $1,705.80 as an E-3, $1,889.70 as an E-4 and $2,061.30 as an E-5. A sailor with two years of experience will earn $1,813.20 per month as an E-3, $1,986.30 per month as an E-4 and $2,199.30 as an E-5. Three years of experience yields a $1,923 monthly salary as an E-3, $2,094 as an E-4 and $2,305.50 as an E-5. Those with four years of experience earn $2,199.90 as an E-4 and $2,414.40 as an E-5."

    http://www.ehow.com/info_7856691_average-navy-sailor-salary.html#ixzz2yyno3gam

    So…for something like from $18,000 to $30,000 a year these sailors have had their health ruined.

    I hope they will get the healthcare they need and are due.


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  • razzz razzz

    I read an interview of the sailor sent to fetch the US flag and he said the ship was going to gift that particular flag to the Japanese in appreciation of supporting the emergency supply operation.

    The flag should be delivered to TEPCO or the Japanese National Diet.


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  • Mark E. Smith

    It could be just an allergy. Sometimes entire nations succumb when exposed to the United States flag. Old toxic glory.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And then the Navy.. has them decommission..EVIDENT nuclear contamination ..without proper protection.
    It's criminal..
    I don't care if it's the military or not ..it's criminal.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=USS+reagan+Fukushima&FORM=HDRSC2

    It's wrong..it's morally corrupt.
    It's sick.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oh ..ya..send our young into service in the military.
    For this?


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    • name999 name999

      Rose, I share in your anger. These men and women who are going forward with this suit are demonstrating their bravery. They represent service people throughout American history who were lied to and used, in wars, in illicit government funded takeovers around the world, in the Bikini Atoll
      atrocity to name a few. These people are fighting the good fight and the right fight for many others, not only for themselves. They are truly serving their country and I honor them. I thank them.


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  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    One day they will have a war and nobody will show up. Who said that? Here's a great 2 paragraphs from the Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra. "The philosophy of Descartes was not only important for the development of classical physics, but also had a tremendous influence on the general western way of thinking up to the present day. Descartes' famous sentence'cogito ergo sum'. I think therefore I am has lead western man to equate his identity with his mind, instead of with his whole organism. As a consequence of the Cartesian division, most individuals are aware of themselves as isolated egos existing inside their bodies. The mind has been seperated from the body nd given the futile task of controlling it, thus causing an apparent conflict between the conscious will and the involuntary instincts. Each individual has been split up further into a large number of separate compartments, according to his or her activities, talents, feelings, beliefs etc.,which are engaged in endless conflicts generating metaphysical confusion and frustration.
    This inner fragmentation of man mirrors his view of the world outside which is seen as a multitude of separate objects and events. The natural environment is treated as if it consisted of separate parts to be exploited by different interest groups. The fragmented view is further extended to society which is split into different nations, races, religious and political groups.


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  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    The belief that all these fragments, in ourselves, in our environment and in our society- are really separate can be seen as the essential reason for the present series of social, ecological and cultural crises. I has alienated us from nature and our fellow human beings. It has brought a grossly unjust distribution o natural resources creating economic and political disorder ; an ever rising wave of violence, both spontaneous and institutionalized, and an ugly, polluted environment in which life has often become physically and mentally unhealthy. "


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  • name999 name999

    melting mermaid…you are correct.


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