Japan Correspondent: It’s very scary, officials trying to brainwash public about Fukushima crisis — Professor: We’re wrapping our heads more and more around Fukushima’s legacy… human impact becoming more clear… that’s a very big and serious issue here — “Virtually no public support for nuclear power” (AUDIO)

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KWMR 90.5 FM, July 14, 2014 (h/t Fukushima Response) — Umi Hagitani, interpreter, Japan correspondent for Ecological Options Network (at 9:30 in): The survivors of the nuclear power accident and supporters of children…  are asking the city of Koriyama to evacuate them because of the exposure to the radiation. But the women of Fukushima, their statement demanded that the reduction of the radioactive exposure is more urgent than the current federal policies and practices in Japan, which is to force people to remain in the contaminated area… Many students of the 5th and 6th grade in elementary school, they attend something called a cancer seminar where they learn about how cancer is such a typical story for many people, they don’t have to worry about it… They’re trying to even build a junior high school and high school combined together by 2020 in Futuba County — that is the closest place to the Fukushima Daiichi. But the administration of the town invited and made a survey of the kids, and I guess kids were not told about the options that they could evacuate, they made it look like they’re interested in coming back. It seems that right now the Abe cabinet has already schemed out a lot of brainwashing and making people feel that it’s possible to decontaminate — and its making the suffering of the people invisible… I feel like that after 3 years, there are more cover-ups and silencing the survivors of this ongoing nuclear accident in Fukushima Daiichi, and it’s really well supported by the structural power hierarchy… it’s very scary to see this. The current situation is that the Ministry of Environment is putting fake radioactive monitors all over. >> Full KWMR broadcast here

ABC 90.3 FM, July 14, 2014 — Dr. Robert Jacobs, associate professor at Hiroshima City University (at 3:15 in): It’s become a much more common and regular thing you read in the newspapers and topic of discussion among people in Japan… it’s become increasingly a topic of conversation because we do here have to deal with the fact that it’s every day pouring radiation into the sea. We’re wrapping our heads more and more around the legacy of it… The human impact is unfolding in more clear view than it did at first, so that’s a very big and serious issue here… People are very, very aware of [contamination in the food supply]… People are very anxious about it… There’s virtually no public support for nuclear power, especially in the communities in which the plants are located. >> Full ABC broadcast here

NHK, July 16, 2014: An NHK survey [on] the government’s policy to allow the restarting of nuclear power plants that pass safety screening [found] 21 percent supported the policy […]

NHK, July 14, 2014: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested his cabinet’s new security policy may have influenced the outcome of a gubernatorial election in western Japan. Voters rejected the candidate recommended by Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party in the Sunday race in Shiga Prefecture. They elected an independent instead [who] campaigned on the promise of phasing out nuclear power generation in Japan.

Watch NHK’s broadcast ‘Support for Cabinet at New Low’

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  • JimLynch JimLynch

    "………. restarting of nuclear power plants that pass safety screening [found] 21 percent supported the policy […] This from a country that places a very high value on collective agreement…the tide is turning. Now if the elected leaders will only listen to its constituents and DO what the people will.

  • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

    Support for Abe's cabinet is at a new low. As so it should, his government is intentionally murdering the people, killing children.

  • westpac99

    Good idea, we can always dream.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    As the people of Japan start to wake of from the slumber induced by the western world, their anger at just what has been done to them will, if their lucky rekindle that spirit which once provided much of the honour for their land, that of the Samurai.

    Then woe betide anybody who catches their eye, and who has had a hand in Japan's downfall.

    [translation]

    Watch out Abe, the people are waking up, they know what you've done, their pissed,and their coming for you… Best hide all that long cutlery 😉

    [end translation]

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Spot on! Thank you for contributing this comment. Excellent. True.

      • We Not They Finally

        I'm all for people's SPIRIT be revived. But even if all-of-the-above, if only they could reverse the GENETICS. That may never happen.

    • Indeed, the people of Japan are loyal…but very loving of clean…when they realize clean is gone, they may revolt.

  • * The dreadful history we're experiencing illustrates how damnably difficult it is to steer (let alone apply brakes to) the juggernaut of a society's systems, assumptions and general culture –even when a majority of the people want change –per that Japanese survey of opinion –and what we voted for (re: the false advertising of the Obama campaigns).

    This is what Buckminster Fuller meant by: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

    * Unfortunately, that difficulty with change obtains at EneNews as well. It's been over 3 weeks since anyone has been able to post at our "Alternative Energy" forum –so the Fullers of our era and their bright ideas must be looking elsewhere for e-community and an audience. (Yes: I've tried to contact our mysterious admin twice, by "reporting" my own comments to gain attention.)

    Craig

    • We Not They Finally

      Yeah, "change you can believe in" once you have burrowed out from being crapped on. But go for all the new models that you can. The old models have been corrupted to hell and gone. I'm wondering if we can safely vote in a national election for ANYONE. I want "new"!

    • So.. kind of like whipping yourself in the public square?

    • dosdos dosdos

      If you build a new model that will make the existing model obsolete, it will be forcibly obtained and buried so as not to upset the stats quo money maker.

      • That is the reason for AGRP, so that it cannot be squashed, because it is spread through the entire world… the 1% cannot stop an informed and aware 99%.

    • Craig – Great: This is what Buckminster Fuller meant by: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

      This is what is needed

      Discard the old regimes

      Create the future – sustainably (as much as is possible all things considered)

  • weeman

    The BBC is reporting that Sendai NP has won preliminary approval to restart, it is up to the local government now to approve.
    Let them know if they approve they will not be getting your vote and will resist all attempts to restart and vote independent?

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    I made it back here after all!(for now anyway??) I found the following article of interest that gives me hope that nobody will be left to push TEPCO's restart(self-destruct)button at this rate[?]! One can hope anyways! http://www.spyghana.com/nuclear-workers-quit-tepco/

  • The big picture:

    Nuclear power lets bankrupt governement steal from the future to paper over their mismanagement as they hope to prevent a revolution on their watch.

    And the "beauty" of it, is that they can also shuffle big projects to their cronies and stay in office with huge campaign contributions and "fake organization/societies" which are supposed to be activists for a cause but are simply shills to get the corrupt politician elected again.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      http://maplight.org/us-congress/interest/E1300
      Somehow I find it an insult to my intelligence to accept the idea that the following political contribution numbers available for public view & consumption are truly representative of what's REALLY being doled out and able to keep Big Nuke's wheels "greased" in the wake of Fukushima,WIPP,Hanford and the list goes on??!! I'd bet my life that if ALL of the leadership parties & individuals all gave just the last brown paper bag or envelopes,cash value of cars,trips,perks they've received for their complicity & continued support of the worst idea,failed technology and incompetently managed industry and put their dirty nuke money into a dedicated,capable organization better suited for a nearly impossible mission & tasks that calls for selfless commitment with the focus on public health & the environment over corporate profits & production of byproducts needed to fuel .gov's misc. NASA,military,etc. programs & projects,some of which I could "almost" find interesting & worthy of supporting "IF" I still maintained the same ideals & level of confidence in the competence of TPTB and/or corporate involvement in ANYTHING able to wreak havoc upon failure & watch them STILL "get paid"!NOPE,they need to PAY IT FORWARD into a CAPABLE coalition of "neutral"personnel with a good man or woman @ the helm with a dedicated safety team & well-protected,educated & briefed rotating work teams who know their jobs & risks!FIX…

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        cont'd- Ichi-Efu and then everything else TEPCO/GE/.gov FUKuDuP!! How can the politicians we're supposed to believe would stand against the things that don't belong in our world,much less at the core of tumors biopsied half a world away from it's release event,how can they still support and/or accept money from those who stand for and commit every act against nature and humanity as a result of "normal operations" of local,national & foreign nuclear facilities including Fukushima-class disasters,also now predicted to happen again unless a heroic leadership figure or party emerges who happens to be smart enough to perceive & prioritize issues of concern including threats posed by radiation as well as some good ideas & answers to all of the(lesser,IMO)other events,issues & items of concern to the general public(voters,of whom the majority are unaware or unconcerned re;"radiation & impacts") Anyone worth voting for based on my prerequisite that they be solidly anti-nuke would also probably have to keep that quality & any agenda that mirrored ours under wraps until they got into office and hopefully achieved shutting them down or tearing apart the complicit relationship between offending POD industries and regulatory agencies for starters??!! Anything's possible??!!,Not all that long ago I even used to believe I belonged to a country whose leaders would stop at nothing to prevent children from being harmed from ANY threat-they deserve nothing less!! 🙁 ….

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          JB, I was just DX'd with basal cell carcinoma on my nose. It mysteriously popped up there about 15 mos. or so after 3/11. Didn't think a whole lot about it until it developed a non-healing center.

          Have a plethora of "minor" health issues which developed after 3/11 which makes me think everyone in the N. Hemisphere got dosed but darned good. If my personal health status is any indication (and so far I'm hanging in there considering I've had some level of ongoing immune supression for years) then we're in for a very, very rough ride.

          Recommend EVERYONE research the healing properties of CBD cannabis oil. Derived from industrial hemp, not psychoactive. Pretty promising stuff, and it's pulling some wierd garbage out of my nose. Some normal skin beginning to form beneath the biopsy site.

          But have to have a Moh's surgery in early August. I'm pissed. That could be a four hour "tissue sparing" surgery. Hopefully I'll have most of my nose left when they get done with me.

          I feel a lot like Onto does, right now. I'm pretty darned sure this has something to do with that harmless cloud Obummer talked about as he prepared for his 3/11 South American trip.

          "All in all you're just another brick in the wall."

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            I feel like one of those faceless children riding the underground mining carts to Nowhere, in the video, right now.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            And Japanese Knotweed, or Hu Zhang in the Chinese. Strongly promotes proper cell apoptosis (cell death), which needs to happen in normal, healthy tissue.

            And Bovine Colostrum from a safe source, organically certified.

            And on to the Forum so as not to be OT.

            JB, pls. shoot me an e-mail if you can.

      • Ya, those numbers are a complete joke.

        About $2B a year is spent directly to influence the government.

        USA has a $13T a year economy, That is $13000B

        Talk about selling out as a 2 bit whore.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    As the people wake up even more, and things get even worse for the government and TEPCO, there is one thing guaranteed to signal that power has shifted towards the people, and a tipping point has been reached…

    The YAKUZA will jump ship, after all, there no profit to be made supporting the losing side.

    • We Not They Finally

      And your basis for all this optimism is WHAT?? These are people who would rather burn the house down than let anyone else win. Don't want to live in fairy tale land. What is your BASIS?? Because it has always happened before? Eventually? It doesn't occur to you that maybe that world is gone? I don't want it gone any more than you do, but I'm just looking around here….

      • davidh7426 davidh7426

        Because WNTF, It's called self-preservation, and also because I suspect that like all members of 'Organised Crime', the Yakuza are realists.

        As the people wake up and start to realise what the government and TEPCO have been doing, they're going to start trying to organise, they'll fail at first, but numbers are on their side, as is anger.

        They may even start getting members of both law enforcement, and the armed forces coming over to their side, and eventually the balance will shift in their favour.

        The Japanese may still embrace the Samurai spirit, but I very much doubt that they'll willingly embrace the act of Seppuku on mass.

        And it's this change in their culture which is due to their becoming Westernised, that'll be the government and TEPCO's undoing.

        And I really cannot see the Yakuza manning the barricades against the people, the same people that they both come from, and rely on, so I believe that when that 'tipping point' comes the Yakuza will change sides.

      • davidh7426 davidh7426

        "… It doesn't occur to you that maybe that world is gone? …"

        No WNTF, it's not gone, it's not going either… It IS however changing, changing in both small ways and large ways, in ways that we can only, with our childlike sciences guess at, but it's just changing.

        Large numbers of life-forms, humans among them, may probably die off to such an extent that it takes millennia to recover, some life-forms may well go extinct, but the world is just changing.

        To believe otherwise would mean that we're giving up.

        To believe that it's just changing means that we get a chance to make amends, to make the world into the paradise that it has the potential to be, and would have been if mankind hadn't gone off the rails.

        And like you I have no desire to see this world go through an ELE, I want to walk through woods and forests that are regenerating without man's interference, to see the world born anew. The world of Nature.

        The one world that I believe has to die, is the world of man, the world of stone towers, electricity, of 24 hour greed, of death.

        Our race was never meant to live like this, all huddled together, trying to ignore the world of Nature, we're supposed to be out there, tending it, not hiding from it as we once did from 'the eyes in the night'.

        —–

        So cheer up WNTF, you don't get rid of me that easily 😉

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          You speak our aspirations very eloquently.

        • Angela_R

          hi David, what do you think the following link is about, if not a plan for a kind of self-survival….
          http://2045.com

          check out some of the supporters, it is a serious movement.

          There are those that know far more than we do, about what has happened and what was going to happen no matter what we did…
          The world has been behaving like there was 'no tomorrow' for decades.

          I even wonder how many wars may have been partially undertaken in an endeavour to 'use up' some of the nuclear waste. Btw have you checked your kitchen cutlery and utensils? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2126970/posts

          I don't think I'm wrong in assuming that the 'movers and shakers' carry the flow over of the 20th Century misinformed, yet apparently acceptable cop-outs,' which include 'the end justifies the means' and for the 'greater good' with de-personalized terms such as collateral damage. Lies being relegated to unconscionable avoidance of the truth.

          • davidh7426 davidh7426

            I'll take a deeper look later, but just from a swift glance Angela, it appears to be offering 'Immortality by Digitisation' a rich man's wet-dream, I'm sure the 1% will be all over this, no death, no disease, no leaving your cash to those pesky relatives… No thanks.

            I think I'll remain as a 'meat-sack' person, last time I looked computers and their contents weren't to hot on the 'run away from disaster' gig, and the world is having just a little to many of them at the moment Angela.

            But the one thing that literally sprang out at me as soon as I saw the page was…

            IT'S JUST A 'FLASHY' CON.

            And no Angela, I don't believe your wrong on your assumptions about the 'movers and shakers'. And they do love their 'weasel words' don't they.

        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

          @davidh7426;very eloquently put! I might add that while I have to admit that I am of the "sourpuss" variety (most of the time),I found your post spot on and perhaps even slowed down the "downward spiral" I've sensed the world("MINE",at least)is undergoing while being led by the current PTB including their corporate sponsors[?]! Thanks for posting something that allows me a moment or two of daydreaming again about how things coulda,shoulda,woulda been! Have a good night & better day tomorrow! Time to catch some zzzz's if I hope to make the NEI event downtown tomorrow! PEACE

          • davidh7426 davidh7426

            Glad I was able to be of help JB.

            Though I suspect the world that you sense as being in a 'downward spiral' is just the human world, usually these 'death spirals of civilization are brought on by nature, but in our case, nature is on vacation, and we're doing it to ourselves.

            And while it's true that the natural world is changing, I suspect that it's more in response to our stupidity, and given time the natural world will get back on track, though whether there's a place for mankind remains to be seen.

            Any changes to the natural world that are caused by mankind, are, at least in my view, cosmetic at most, in several millennia, those changes will have been erased / absorbed. We may eradicate a few species here and there, but other species will just evolve to take their place, just as eventually we too will be replaced… Hopefully by a kinder, more compassionate, and to be hoped less stupid species.

        • 52Rockwell

          Very well said ,Davidh.
          Let The Age of Kali-Yuga end,
          Let LORD KALKI ride in on his white horse and purify the world.

          • davidh7426 davidh7426

            "…Let LORD KALKI ride in on his white horse and purify the world."

            Love to Rocky… But dobbins in the shop for his bi-annual service, and the cost of hay, well, don't get me started on that 😉

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          davidh7426, you have stated what my personal belief is, that we were intended to be good stewards on the earth. We have so much power to influence everything here. It is incumbent upon us to use that power wisely. We have failed in our duty.

          • davidh7426 davidh7426

            We haven't failed yet HoTaters, that will only happen if there's no-one alive that is willing to stand up and take on that lifelong job.

            But there's still people willing to do it, and more waking to the task every day.

    • That is very wise of them..

      What can people do to help them 'jump ship'?

      • 1000+

        My two cents

        Grassroots works – go to employers, shareholders, boards of directors – discuss sustainability – the future – choose a new home… a new way

        Think about the world as your home – look at the fact that China and Russia are making deals in South America – they know something and are prepping

        Me too, that's why I'm in Uruguay

      • davidh7426 davidh7426

        Wake up… Learn… And become as wolves in sheeples clothing.

  • NoFixedID

    The nuclear industry sees Japan as a laboratory in several senses. First it is an opportunity to observe the medical affects of a radiological disaster on a national scale. Second it is a testing-ground for industrial-scale brainwashing that seeks to convince people that radiation hazards do not exist, are overstated or can be neutralised with a smile. Third it is an opportunity to develop a society in which social responsibility has broken down to such an extent that people are willing to sacrifice the health of their own children sooner than risk disobeying authority. In other words it is a perfect testing-ground for fundamentalist capitalism. They figure if they can get can get away with it in Japan, they can get away with it anywhere.

    • davidh7426 davidh7426

      REPORT TO MOTHERSHIP on Project FUKUSHIMA – Testing ground – Japan…

      Opportunity #1

      On track, test subjects deteriorating as expected, test subjects are unaware that they have long passed the point of no-return.

      Opportunity #2

      Brainwashing failing to take on more and more test subjects… Suggest increasing techniques, or failing that abandoning test and withdrawing.

      Opportunity #3

      Due to failure of Opportunity #2, Opportunity #3 is also starting to show signs of failure… If all three Opportunities cannot be made to work, suggest abandoning command structure masquerading as national government to their ultimate fate… DEATH!!!

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      The nuclear industry everywhere is not capitalistic. It is so expensive that an economy controlled by the market would never have investors to invest in nuclear energy.

      Nuclear energy always has to have massive support from the state and it has to be absolved for any responsibility by the state–i.e., the state has to be the insurer. However, if you can't sue a government, no one is ultimately responsible for healthy problems whether from day to day running of a nuclear power plant or from an accident.

      Nuclear energy exists only to create plutonium for weapons and to persuade the society that there is something good about nuclear technology. They knew how dangerous is plutonium even before the Trinity bomb, and were looking for ways to protect the workers involved in the production of plutonium and to deceive the public.

      • itsanuclearwar

        Being that the nuclear reactors were designed to fail,(known design flaws, building on top of fault lines, no oversight, extending their permits to operate, etc, etc) the evidence more than suggests that nuclear energy exists to cull the herd. What is happening? The herd is being lied to and culled. Do you think they need any more plutonium? No they don't, but continue to build more reactors.

      • Vanne – "Nuclear energy exists only to create plutonium for weapons and to persuade the society that there is something good about nuclear technology"

        and next gen – using thorium – is the same direct relationship of energy to war – that is why I noted a recent House resolution pushing to open thorium mining in the US in my EPA Rad Stds comment…

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          The thorium reactors produce huge amounts of Krypton-85, so will produce storms so huge they will take out everything and everyone. There are at least two comments to the EPA to leave out Krpton-85 all together from the new regulations so they can have thorium reactors which in the total fuel cycle all create more CO2 then any other type of energy and more terrible transuranic wastes even with very expensive reprocessing. The deceit of the nuclear industry shows no restraint.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            VanneV, thanks for posting re: the Thorium. I knew there had to be something awful about Thorium reactors, besides the _horrendous_ effects an accident might have.

            The proponents make it sound like an accident cannot happen. That's what they said about the Mark I reactors, too.

            I was 45 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA, in the March and April, 2011 rainouts. It began raining on March 18 and did not stop until April 20 or so. The thunderstorms, literally supercell storms, covered massive land areas in Northern California. Every person in the area where I lived (all the old timers too) said they had never, in their entire lives, seen anything like it. There were hailstones the size of golf balls, some the size of oranges.

            It scared the poop out of me, just seeing a rain deluge of what seemed like Biblical proportions so I sheltered indoors for most of those six weeks.

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Remember leaving home in my vehicle and driving about ten miles to the west, to get away from frighteningly dark, menacing looking thunderstorms. Haven't seen anything like that since living in Chicago and witnessing the storms during tornado warnings.

              Sat in a produce shack with about a dozen other shell-shocked people, and just watched the storm to the east, for a good 90 minutes or so. We just couldn't believe our eyes, because the storm was so gigantic and covered such a large area. That particular storm was, I think, April 18, 2011.

              Remember beginning to read here and learning about how Krypton 85 causes serious weather disruption and violent storms. And reading scientific studies relating its presence in the atmosphere to nuclear accidents and nuclear energy ….

    • No, agree, will all your first comments. But the last is totally wrong. this is not about "fundamentalist" capitalism. It is not about free enterprise.

      It is about crony corrupt capitilism, CCC. aka near socialism, and a bit of fascism (gov every thing).

      Look out to reality.

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    fake radiation monitors. What is wrong with them? Why aren't they in jail for criminal negligence or something? So it's illegal to report on Fukushima but it's OK to knowingly endanger and misinform the public. What a callous disregard for public welfare. That's just lowdown, the nuclear industry sinking to new lows every day like that there corium blob of theirs.

    • We Not They Finally

      Yes, it's complete, total, utter breakdown of morality, or restraint from grievous harm to others. And the whole world just stands by except for brave lone whistleblowers here and there.

      This is what "globalism" was supposed to look like? Bye-bye globe?

  • mt1000

    There is big interest in getting uranium sales and stock value going.
    Lots on it today in financial sites.

  • "..officials trying to brainwash the public…"

    Exactly how are they doing that?

    If the people of Japan are concerned about levels (in food)then they are aware.

    The people of Japan and the world need to speak LOUDER when it comes to STOPPING Nuclear Power.

    • We Not They Finally

      Being (of course!) frightened, and being aware, and being empowered to do anything, can be quite different. These people are living in a pressure cooker. All that would crack it open is an EXPLOSION of rage, outrage, disgust, rejection. And maybe some there have been trying. Hope so. But it would take a HUGE pushback to change this course, and on the part of people whose culture does not foster bucking authority, while they are also being gradually debilitated physically and mentally. There is no way one could not WANT that kind of transformation, but it is also hard to even envision at this point.

    • NoFixedID

      Here are three examples, repeated ad nauseum.

      1. The phrase 'harmful rumours'. Euphemism for any information about radiological contamination, any fear expressed about such contamination, any suggestion that conditions are anything other than rosy and normal. Harmful rumours. Antisocial. Un-Japanese. Detrimental to economic prosperity. Damaging to the public good. Translation: Shut the fuck up and pretend everything is okay.

      2. The phrase 'cold shutdown'. Applies to the state of a nuclear reactor, not to a pile of melted corium. But hey, if the public buys it why split hairs.

      3.The 30-40 year decommissioning timescale. As I've written on these pages before, there is no basis whatsoever for these figures as no one has the faintest idea how the coria can be retrieved. 300-400 years might be more realistic. Or perhaps 3000.

      But if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth. If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth.

      • rogerthat

        ''300-400 years might be more realistic''

        -they know their ten times table. for 30 years, read 300 years. for an underground river flow through the plant of 300 tonnes a day (later revised to 400), why not trust the Russian figure, of 4000 tonnes a day. Everything is bound to be higher, by orders of magnitude. No-one sees the basis of their figures, no-one checks their figures, no-one checks their measuring equipment, and nothing that they say gets queried by anyone. This is a private corporation in a dire corner, and because it can, it will distort the truth as required. It can say what it likes. It has been doing so since day one. How could a private corporation behave otherwise? After all, what would the shareholders say ha ha ha

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Check this one out:

        http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/07/fukushima-city-lets-build-radiation-resistance-body-dont-worry-much-go-bed-early-open-window/

        "Fukushima city 'Let’s build radiation resistance body -Don’t worry too much. Go to bed early. Open the window.' "

        How despicable.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Oh, and it goes on.

          " 2. Keep these in mind.

          Ⅰ. Open the window to keep good ventilation.

          Ⅱ. Dry clothes in sunshine.

          Ⅲ. Air futon outside when it’s sunny.

          Ⅳ. Wash your hands and gargle when you are back home.

          It is not clear who made this publication. "

          • This is from the nuclear playbook..

            Only stress and mental worry creates disease, not radiation.

            Hormesis theory.

            Radiation makes you healthy.

            The more the better

            Via Anne Coultier on Fox News.

  • Black Reign Man Black Reign Man

    It appears the powers that be in 1945 Japan looked at the 1945 atomic bombings and thought, wow, that's a lot of energy being produced. I bet we can make a lot of money off it.

  • Japan NRC getting ready to restart nukes.

    And lying like a son a gun. Classic liespotter technique, covering his face while answering a question.

    It means, I know I am lying, but I am embarrased about it. therfore, it is a knowingly and willingly instance of crime against humanity. Sorry, dude guy, you can't just say you are "doing your job"

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-16/japan-prepares-for-atomic-restarts-as-regulator-signals-approval.html

  • In Germany, public opposition to nuc energy and nuc waste storage is getting their way, and preventing a poorly conceived "temporary" waste storage from turning into a permanent waste storage….

    sound familiar people? like WIPP a "pilot plant" and yet the pimps like Conca want to stash ALL of the nuke waste, including nuke power, in there.

    these pimps will do anything, lie about anything, concoct any story or study, to support their "precious". Nuke is the tool of the devil, far worse than crack or heroin.

    http://www.dw.de/europe-searches-for-nuclear-waste-storage-sites/a-17564490

  • bo bo

    Regarding this part of the story

    'Many students of the 5th and 6th grade in elementary school, they attend something called a cancer seminar where they learn about how cancer is such a typical story for many people, they don’t have to worry about it..'

    This following was in the news in Japan 2 days ago:

    Ministry of Culture Science & Technology in Japan held a conference with Cancer experts, to propose changes to 'cancer education' in schools, to be implemented nationwide in 2 years. 'As 2 in 1 Japanese will be having cancer at some point in their life, it's necessary…' 'the past model of teaching that the disease is based on lifestyle does not work when we have young children falling sick, as it may lead to prejudice… that has to be changed…' 'we must have a new way to teach them…'

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140714/k10015993401000.htmlHmmmmm I wonder what they're going to blame it on, then ?

  • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

    I saw the Happy Fukushima music video (loved the Mesa Transatlantic in the music store) on MSM, but this is what's behind the music:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ7tWLHEmHk

    • bo bo

      This video nails it. Awesome, thank you Blue Heron !

    • bo bo

      Blue Heron, blogger onodekita had broken each scene from Happy Fukushima video by scene and listed radiation counts – it's in Japanese but the numbers next to each scene are self explanatory

      http://onodekita.sblo.jp/article/99769649.html

    • GQR2

      Fantastic video!! Happy,with the Radiation Readings. People will see this if its shared. It might go viral and heaven KNOWs it should.
      Using that song and the word happy is such a humongous murderous,psychopathic lie and it will not work. This very video might be the greatest PR coup of the month. This video could be the break through – the Olympics in Tokyo must be stopped!

      Spread that video around so the world knows the sad truth about Fukushhh!

      • bo bo

        GQ- I sent this video to some of the 'unaware' in Japan and got this: 'don't you think it's rude to make fun of people who are trying to be positive? It is not as if the video is claiming Fukushima has no radiation. Plus, the woman who orhanized the video is a Fukushima local, not, as you might think – a PR firm or government plot..give these poor people a break..'

        So they have some in Japan fooled: it's a heroic declaration of positive spirit, by local victims. Onodekita already outed her on his page though – this woman had MOVED to Fukushima from Tokyo AFTER 3/11, and have been working on PR projects since.. raking in big bucks for her sacrifice of moving out there, for sure.

        • GQR2

          oh my god- that is the kind of reaction that i find bizarre and untoward. Why so hostile about the fact of Radiation. Rude to make fun of people??? what?! – bo, its mind numbing. But we soldier on. rudely 😉 Hey if speaking the truth is rude then so be it!!
          The tsunami of lies and brainwashes are something to observe. Mass trance-hypnosis with a self defensive aspect to it.
          Like Radiation is personal or something.
          Like the truth itself is some kind of insult
          provoking their hostility.
          To protect their own Normalcy Bias and ability to go along to get along.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Great, done by our own Arclight. Arc the Orc strikes again. Miss you here, Arc.

      Keep on keepin' on.

      Good work.

  • Geneva Snow Geneva Snow

    _Blue_Heron. "Happy Fukushima" !?!? 🙁 wow!

    No words…

    I will share,

    Thanks.

  • bo bo

    Just a reminder – U.S. government is fully complicit with hiding the truth and misinforming people → Here is an article from January 2013 that appeared in Nature magazine:

    http://www.nature.com/news/fukushima-fallout-of-fear-1.12194

    Quote:

    'After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation — but not from the psychological impacts…

    …But the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine suggests that fear of radiation can cause lasting psychological harm. Two decades after the accident, those who had evacuated as children complained of physical ailments more often than their peers, even though there was no difference in health.'

    • rogerthat

      Formerly ''quality'' magazines are destroying themselves and their futures with hardly a backward glance by publishing this kind of rubbish.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Bo, hasn't Japan been occupied by the US military since ww2?I heard there were over a hundred US bases in Japan. I saw a picture of the base in Okinawa and it takes up huge part of the island. In Speaking Freely, with Chalmers Johnson he said the treatment of the Islanders was ghastly, not just by the Americans but the Japanese too. Japan is like the western line of the American Empire. Like the Ukraine, the border of empires. Somebody once asked Chris Hedges about what it's like to be caught in the cross hairs of of 2 empires and his answer was "the horror, the horror".

        • bo bo

          I know you can't watch vids on your phone but if you can at some point watch 'Human Error' vid I just posted below on thread..
          I can see your ene-rants becoming something like that one day ! Just an idea.

          • melting mermaid melting mermaid

            Sure, I will. yesterday I spent an hour catching up on all your videos at the library. I especially liked the ones about cymatics. My boyfriend and my son and I were talking about getting WiFi and starting a blog. My boyfriend is a brilliant artist and my son's like a genius and I don't like to brag, but I am rantastic. Like enenews.com but more colorful and fringier. Piss off more people than just nuke pukes, you know. There's a whole world of tyrants and Plutocrats out there to mock. Oil barons, petroleum pigs, wall Street, weapons producers, gun runners, social engineers, secret societies, Congress, the Fed, the feds, presstitutes and biostitutes… What fun we will have. But it could also be about expanding our consciousness, so that we might be able to cope with what lays ahead and help the blind across the street and whatnot. What do you think?

  • bo bo

    Remember all – include this name onto the wall of shame:

    RONALD KESSLER
    RONALD KESSLER
    RONALD KESSLER
    RONALD KESSLER

    Harvard Medical School Professor of Health Policies

    I am not going insane and using all caps or repeating it out of rage.
    I am just trying to increase the chances that by this it bumps this tiny post up on googleand one llonely night when Professor Kessler starts googling himself he'll have to see this post.

    Shame on you, Ronald Kessler.

  • Socrates

    There is no immediate danger to health… it will kill you later.

    It is within permissible limits… they raised what is permissible to suite their own convenience.

  • Davidh says The world of Nature.

    Exactly. That's my viz too. A world of humans tuned into nature. I have no reason to viz the worst even though I'm aware of the spectrum of possibilities. I don't want to add black magic to strengthen the pliable quantum field of the worst possible outcome.

    If we tune our our own energy to the natural harmonic of nature (which includes the universe) we're part of it's reach for balance. There are huge galactic cycles and little blips within them. We can't exactly predict which tooth on a tiny gear meshing with a larger gear we're currently in, but might as well give it our best shot.

    The ancients referred to this spot on a big elliptical gear as the Kali Yuga. An extreme turning point in a huge galactic orbit.

    • davidh7426 davidh7426

      If you went the route of trying 'Black Magic', you'd find me opposing you at every turn Teri…

      I'm all for using science, both soft and hard, white magic if possible, or even the Force, I'll even trying invoking miracles and psychic abilities too.

      "…We can't exactly predict which tooth on a tiny gear meshing with a larger gear we're currently in…"

      Yes we can Teri… We're right HERE and right NOW, we always have been, always will be. The past is memory, the future a dream, both are thought, and belief.

      "The world of Nature" most people just call her Gaia, or the Goddess, I just call her 'The Lady'.

      —–

      And now I've just told you lot more about me than I intended, feel free to think I'm NUTS, because it's probably true 😉

      • LOL, no problem. I think magic, praying, manifesting, etc are all cool ways to create positive effects in energy fields we do know and also don't know much about.

        Frequencies. Harmonics. Waves. Vibrations.
        Our brains analyze and record. Our hearts are living mini receivers and transmitters.

        I don't mind mind being nutz. 🙂

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Well, for both of you, I'm a Christian and have become aware there are very subtle energies in the universe which are also extremely powerful.

          And have also read we are like living radio transmitters.

  • nedlifromvermont

    Good thread my 'newser buddies … supportive and informative …

    No troll activity so far …

    Too bad about the Sendai restarts … but good news about the gubernatorial election in west Japan where Abe's man went down to an anti-nuclear independent …

    Maybe the Sendai restart will be like the Oi Npp's 3 and 4 which started up in 2012 but only ran for eleven months and then were shut down by a court order …

    Maybe stupidity and greed in Japan are not so monolithic …

    But it is like a real world Star Wars scenario … where the bad guy nuclearists a.k.a. nuketards have all the money and the power … but none of the humanity and morality which is our glory …

    peace to my 'newser friends!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    All of Japan is contaminated.

  • Angela_R

    From a Japanese perspective,
    I hear the words of the song, they are strong words, yet the tone sounds more to me like hurt, hurt because trust was abused:
    Listen here to "It Was always a Lie"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ekCVV4tlrE

    kazuyoshi, has posted others and maybe like me, you won't even need the translation to hear his distress at the betrayal

    • nedlifromvermont

      Best anti-nuclear protest song yet … "They really are rotten pricks … they have been shitting us …. they have left us no escape … no way to stop the radiations blowing in the wind … and still they continue to use nuclear power …"

      Read the lyrics Jeff Immelt, GE CEO, you ungodly whore, read them or listen to them and weep … this young Japanese boy plays a mean guitar to back up his simple truth telling … the truth requires no embellishment … GE has cheated the world out of a future …"

      The radiation pimps will go to their grave believing they were doing God's work … just like Josef Goebbels and his wife murdered their own six children by placing cyanide capsules in their mouths when they were sleeping in the Hitler bunker … broke the capsules with their teeth before placing them in their children's innocent mouths … before taking their own sorry lives;

      GE placing radiation "capsules" into the innocent sleeping mouths of all the world's life forms … and crowing about it … "We bring good things to liiiiife!" … rotten dirty scoundrels of the GE nuclear enterprise … killing for profit … for the unnecessary use of uranium fission power;

      GE (and the others, too) really are dirty rotten pricks … They have cheated us … Simple truths … delivered honestly … may you cheaters all rot in Hell …

      peace and hope, one more time, to my truth telling 'newser comrades …

      We never needed the 'peaceful atom" …

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        Ned, you are rantastic. When are you gonna come over for a cookout? We could have a rant off. I think you might win. Anyway, I'm still laughing about, you ungodly whore. Priceless. Thanks. Long live the ranters from Vermont. Viva la Bernie.

      • 🙂 I'ma making a new "rantastic" folder, Thanks!

        *Pats computer…there, there now….we can find room*

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        GE and Westinghouse and the Russians and Ukraine, and all the nuclear countries including China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, France, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, etc. All the victims of the IAEA.

    • bo bo

      You're right Angela, about the tone of Kazuyoshi's singing – the third stanza of the lyrics to his song express feelings of many who know, but still have not left Tokyo:

      After you left this town
      Did you find that pure water to drink?
      Do let me know!
      Oh.. actually.. never mind
      It's all too late now
      Nowhere to escape.

      • or-well

        Apology to Angela_R for overlooking your post above and being repetitive.

        • Angela_R

          Hi or-well,
          'being repetitive'? your video was a different one; I love all the music being posted. I'm now a fan of japanese musicians., fantastic

      • Angela_R

        Bo,
        the translation wasn't good, I knew the lyrics were better, as you have conveyed.

        The realisation he is experiencing is hard to deal with; though I note his video is three years old. Bo, my eyes welled with tears as I listened and the desire was there to hug all those that confront that awareness.

        What fantastic music from RC Succession. I hear the bonding in these videos that are being highlighted here, to me far better than raging ..

        here is a Rap One, and this is one of the lines:
        "But maybe hope's the better currency for this millinium"
        http://www.youtube.com/wth?=kgVEfCnqtmk

        • bo bo

          Angela, I'm going to try to re-translate the lyrics and post it for you after I'm done with a deadline I'm battling right now, prob this wknd..

          Here is TEPCO recruitment song:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-HdUfz28Zk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

        • bo bo

          Angela or-well and others who got into this protest music-thread – here is one that I couldn't post unil I had time to translate it as I couldn't find a version with subtitle

          Shima Uta ( an Okinawa protest song for peace )

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZeUBDF4FPs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

        • bo bo

          Shima Uta ( Island Song )

          Deigo flowers were blooming
          Then the wind came
          And so did the typhoon

          Deigo flowers were blooming
          Then the wind came
          And so did the typhoon

          (describing 1945 april – june American invasion of Okinawa )

          sadness repeated
          Like waves that strike
          Against this island (intense battle continued on the island )

          We met in the sugar cane farm
          We bid farewell under the sugar cane farm
          ( 'under the sugar cane farm' meaning, in the underground bunker they commited suicide)

          O Island song ( shima uta)
          Ride the wind
          Deliver my tears
          ( to those who died in the war)

          O Island song ( shima uta )
          Fly with birds
          Deliver my love

          Deigo flowers are gone
          now only small peaceful waves ( war is over )
          Momentary happiness is like a flower floating on the ocean ( it is a precarious peace )

          We met in the sugar cane farm
          We bid farewell under the sugar cane farm

          (Repeat)

          Ocean, Universe, God, Life

          I pray this beautiful dusk
          To last forever ( I pray for peace )

          • bo bo

            On the surface the song sounds like singing about flower and love ( like the song Edelweiss)
            I added supplementary description in parenthesis to help understand song better

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Morning ..bo…or-well.

    Song for Fukushima – Hearts and Souls – Andrea Carri

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjsJgSsX408

  • rogerthat

    NHK, July 14, 2014: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested his cabinet’s new security policy may have influenced the outcome of a gubernatorial election in western Japan….

    – on the other hand … ha ha ha

    • Seraphine Seraphine

      IMO that seems a pretty pointed thing to say in Japanese culture. The threat of the secrecy law should be implicit, with no need for spoken confirmation.

  • A fresh radiation release from Fukushima contaminated farmers crops 20 miles away from the plant, IN AUG 2013! And it was covered up for 7 months! Lying pricks!

    Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found.

    http://rt.com/news/173048-tepco-disclose-fukushima-contamination-agriculture/

    • Could also be recontamination from a wide variety of other sources..

      Radiation contaminated;

      Rivers, dust, pollen, leaves, burning high level waste, emissions from Fuku, etc..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    BRAINWASHING ISN'T WORKING!
    We aren't going to let it work!
    We're not going to let it happen!

    Repost:

    Am I Wrong ? | Nico & Vinz | Lyrics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6RVnCr_eaY

    (Dancing..dancing ..keeps our beating hearts pure..)

  • ftlt

    Democracy is dead in the Imperial New World Order. The Empire/s care nothing about democracy.

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    Today is an ominous day. Feels like ww3 is about to break out. God help us. And everyone in Japan, the Ukraine and the Gaza Strip. God awful time for a world war.

  • nedlifromvermont

    some great tunes folks … let's save the world for/with the music …

    I'm in for the long haul!

    love you guys!

  • AGRP has a whole section devoted to this.. click on pages, look for music section

    Gassers classics there too..

  • SadieDog

    Japan Times – Open letter To people of Japan, about nuclear accident liability…
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2014/07/23/voices/vote-ditch-shields-protecting-nuclear-firms/#.U8_dJGt5mSM

    • SadieDog

      "Two tenable shields are being created to protect these firms. The first is the state secrets law, which will come into force in December. As The New York Times opined (“Japan’s Dangerous Anachronism,” Dec. 16), “The law is vaguely worded and very broad, and it will allow government to make secret anything that it finds politically inconvenient.”

      Recently, the Asahi Shimbun, a brave “mystery hunter” among newspapers, got hold of a series of interviews with the late Masao Yoshida, former manager of the Fukushima No. 1 plant. These interviews startled the public — particularly the revelation that 90 percent of panicked workers fled the Fukushima plant after the 2011 disaster in defiance of Yoshida’s order for them to stay. I’m afraid that this law will allow the government to designate inconvenient truths such as these state secrets in order to prevent any thorough investigation into the responsibilities of nuclear firms.

      The second shield is the treaty known as the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage. In this column on Dec. 4 (“Japan should shun treaty that will shield nuclear tech suppliers”), Brian Victoria wrote to the foreign minister warning that “After ratifying the treaty, Japan will be unable to hold GE or any other domestic or foreign vendor financially liable, no matter how defective or dangerous the equipment they installed is.” The Shinzo Abe government plans to ratify it by the end of this year…"