Japan Times: “Irreparable damage” from Fukushima — Plant’s boss admits water problems “out of control” — Catastrophe “remains ongoing… shows no signs of resolution”

Published: April 20th, 2014 at 10:46 pm ET
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Japan Times, Apr 20, 2014: […] The big question, though, is why a country that suffered a disaster at a nuclear power plant (which remains ongoing) three years ago would choose to push the export of nuclear power plants […] It is deplorable from moral and other viewpoints that the Abe administration treats the export of nuclear power equipment and technology as a pillar in its economic growth strategy. […] the triple meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, shows no signs of resolution […] As demonstrated in the Fukushima catastrophe, a large-scale accident at a nuclear power plant causes irreparable damage to people’s lives and the environment. […] high-level waste from nuclear power plants must be stored underground for more than 100,000 years before its radioactivity declines to safe levels. The safe storage of such waste for such a long period presents extremely difficult technological problems to which solutions have yet to be established. So this toxic burden would pass on to future generations.

Japan Times, Apr 20, 2014: Fukushima No. 1 boss admits water woes out of control — Abe told an Olympic Committee meet situation was under control […] “It’s embarrassing to admit, but there are certain parts of the site where we don’t have full control,” Akira Ono told reporters touring the plant last week.

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142 comments to Japan Times: “Irreparable damage” from Fukushima — Plant’s boss admits water problems “out of control” — Catastrophe “remains ongoing… shows no signs of resolution”

  • dosdos dosdos

    The thing that gets me is that Turkey insists on refinement/enrichment facilities for the deal to go through. I don't see how the UN is going to allow Turkey to have the tools to create nuclear bombs. While it looks solid now, the deal may well fall apart.

  • bo bo

    Nuclear Power is like drug dealing. Japan was made an addict, so now they must push Nuclear onto Vietnam ( and Turkey was it ?) to support its habit.

    I'm still looking for this damning Youtube clip of Taro Yamamoto showing blacked-out official government documents that would havevrevealed how the Abe administration took money specifically allocated for earthquake recovery for Fukushima, and used it instead for selling / promoting nuclear power plants in Vietnam. I think it was pulled from Youtube. Determined to find it. Will post here if I do.

  • modeldon

    As stated before; SIMPLE.
    Execute all of the TEPCO management.
    Hire Russian heavy lift helicopters. Keep dumping concrete until sealed.

    The window is NOT going to be open forever.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      The Russians aren't going to help. They are trying to take away islands owned by Japan. And they threaten Japan all the time with their planes. Also, they have claimed responsibility for the 9.0 earthquake.

      Fukushima is Already sliding into the ocean. There is no bedrock. The coria are already leaching into the ocean. Fukushima was built on a gluvial fan years millions of years into the making, and also on top of an aquifer. There is no way it can take all the weight of concrete. Why do you think they put very light weight covering to cover up the damage?

      All the concrete at Chernobyl doesn't keep all the radiation continually flowing into the Dnieper and Pripyat Rivers. A nuclear disaster is forever.

      Stop building any new nuclear power plants. Decommission every present nuclear power plant immediately. Stop mining for uranium and thorium. Give the earth a chance.

    • hotskoz

      Not as easy as it sounds. Chernobyl sat on basically firm ground. Fukushima sits on very wet ground with multiple underground pathways to the sea. It is one thing to cover it and stop bleed off into the atmosphere but another to stop the leaking into the Pacific. There is essentially no fix for this with current technology. The theories about dilution do not necessarily pan out in the short term as well due to currents that move like rivers across the Pacific so this is essentially a huge problem that is here for the rest of humanity…or 100,000 years…whichever comes first. I found this statement in the article; "The safe storage of such waste for such a long period presents extremely difficult technological problems"; to be severely understated. Seriously? Fukushima is a true destroyer of worlds for all generations that follow us. Sad…very sad.

  • norbu norbu

    “It’s embarrassing to admit, but there are certain parts of the site where we don’t have full control,” Akira Ono told reporters touring the plant last week." No shit shurlock what was your first clue. There are certain parts of your brain that you dont have control over. Touring the plant? Sounds like a glowing experience. Olympics? That is crazy. Fuel rod toss, radioactive relay, fuel pool polo…wake up….
    Stop Nuclear Power Now!
    N

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      It reminds me of those epic fail movies on You Tube. A bunch of idiots nearly breaking their necks and splitting their balls in a humorous display of idiocracy in action. Imagine Evel Knievel, in the middle of breaking a few dozen bones in a horrifying motorcycle accident suddenly broadcasting that everything is under control. Then later, in the hospital bed with a full body cast saying, "Well, maybe not…"

      This one local man was killed when a race car crushed him last fall. Let's interview the man who killed him and ask him if everything was under control. Now multiply that times the billions of animals and humans on the sidelines of this nuclear wreck. It makes me sick. Sorry, I know you guys know what it's like. It's like hell.

    • We Not They Finally

      "No shit, Sherlock! What was your first clue?" LOL. Worth a poster.

  • wildandfree wildandfree

    Japan is out of control. The world needs to realize that it is not their problem but ours. It will determine everything we do from now on and we are too involved in self interests to make a fuss. What happened to the people who started earth day, some realized only too late that their position about the environment was wrong and some of the things we as a people decided to do was wrong, but they lack the will, energy or courage to step forward and say so. There are no words that can be said here that have not already been said. The time for talking has passed, action is the only thing remaining for the world, ACTION!

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      The whole world is out of control, IMO. How people can fight over land that has been lethally contaminated by radioactive fallout seems unbelievable to me. Denial is certainly one of the stages of grief.

  • Ontological Ontological

    You cannot solve FUKU by drowning it in cement. It is now basically a swamp! What went in the air from R3 detonation will do more damage than what corium is left anyways.

  • NondiPloom

    Abe and exporting nuclear plants:
    What else would you expect from a Right-Wingnut Fascist?

    • They are more like socialists in Japan.

      • We Not They Finally

        "Socialists" they are NOT! Go to Denmark or The Netherlands. Socialists at least have universal health care.

        Japan has actually become "worst than fascist." They don't even have a national ethic that stops them from murdering their own. Even Hitler thought that Germans should live. Don't know WHAT to call this. Whatever system it is, it's not even human.

  • Jebus Jebus

    "The big question, though, is why a country that suffered a disaster at a nuclear power plant (which remains ongoing) three years ago would choose to push the export of nuclear power plants"

    The answer simple. They are bankrupt. Their economy is more upside down, than it ever was.

    Nuclear power will do that to a country. Just ask Gorbachev…

    Japan Logs Record $134B Trade Deficit in FY 2013

    Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/japan-logs-record-134b-trade-deficit-fy-2013-23402172

    They are broke, a fiat economy. Just say no and let them slide into oblivion…

    Nuclear Power, too expensive to care. Too expensive to repair.
    Too expensive to share. Too expensive, so beware…

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      The same will happen to all Nuclear Countries and it's just a matter of time and the clock is ticking… 🙁

    • Angela_R

      yes, Jebus that appears to be how the nuclear industry funds the repairs, and also the costs of their waste storage.

      Imo, high dividends attracted investors to the industry so the ongoing circle not only continued, but expanded. Without a neutralizing process, this, dwindling taxpayer contributions and the 'peace for atoms' program was the means used for funding.

      Tepco's restructuring allowed for the shareholding of a compensation fund that was set up to provide for those affected http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2012/05/10/editorials/restructuring-of-tepco/#U1Scld6hVc *; the ouroboros feeding on itself. However the snake is nearly dead. The cycle is exhausted. There is now another restructuring in progress.
      * If any problem with link, type 'restructuring of tepco' into search, then look for Japan Times editorial of 10/05/2012.

    • We Not They Finally

      Jebus, it's takes more than financial bankruptcy to do this. It's like bankruptcy of the soul. You're used to destroying, you're entrenched in greed and corruption, all you have going for you is to become a bigger monster.

      Japan needs to be put into international receivership, and the innocents there rescued from the monsters running their government.

      But that would take the REST of the world not being run by the greedy and corrupt, so what am I saying?

  • Archie

    Lepers exporting leprosy.

  • On EAster Sunday, I allowed myself 2 hours to relax and read the paper and watch the TV. I watched some MSM channels, and just almost physically disgusted to puking….almost…as the insane propaganda, the koolaid being dispensed.

    Seriously, haven't watched MSM for 2 hours in 2 years. These people have no clue. DISGUSTING. this is what most sheeple take in as "facts", no wonder the USA is effed up big time. PS Europe is worse.

    • Ontological Ontological

      Faux News etc. does leave a very bad taste…Not watching TV for more than an old flick now and then works well. I find it horrible also the 'news' is so full of pure bullshit.

      We cracked down on people, if they prove to us they don't care about the MILLIONS of dead animals just THIS year. Or the nuclear madness going on, your NOT welcome in our life, period! Well been pretty quiet around here. Pretty damn quiet. They refuse to get beyond their almighty bottom line. There is NO excuse for this… NONE!

    • PaciFistic PaciFistic

      stock……a few moments for me to jump in here…my last MSM days were the mid-to-late 1950s, when Marshall Dillon warned certain riffraff to get outta Dodge and Ronald Reagan peddled GE. Why they were my last days was it was real disgusting even back then.

      On another note, would like to ask you: Given near-term extinction is looking ever more near-term, though maybe not total extinction, but close to it…and it's hard to tell, yet there are so many factors capable of contributing to this possibility, and looking to be on an accelerating trend…

      …do you have any feeling of when this would really start to kick in?

      Myself, I think, with the jet stream going out of whack with the polar vortex, we crossed an important line in 2013…though am sure some would point out March 11, 2011. With food and water getting scarce, there will be wars. Japan will again be in the firing line, especially with North Korea feeling it has a score still to settle, and some of Japan's 55 NPPs will be in the way.

      Globally, general havoc and turmoil, catastrophes generated from economic and various systems collapse, and so on, all of this sort of thing before actual extinction is approached. For serious possibility of extinction, my forecast of major factors would be extreme climate warming, food crisis, geophysical disturbances and rising levels of nuclear radiation.

      I don't see us making it to 2050.

      How do you see it?

    • We Not They Finally

      We were total news junkies ourselves, watched MSM every day. But we too "crashed" close to two years ago and haven't watched it since. MSNBC fired anyone who would speak any truths about anything, and we didn't trust the other networks to begin with.

      Dylan Ratigan was GREAT on MSNBC (he hosted the last public interview with Matt Simmons), but he spoke the truth about the financial system and he was gone. Went to help unemployed vets set up organic greenhouse farms. He should have been a main voice in all of the above, but they wouldn't let him do it.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NUCLEAR PLANT CONTAMINATING THE WORLD . .

    And all nuclear scientists combined can't fix it.

    Meanwhile, we have an endless supply of sun and wind to power everything, forever. And for free.

    • Sol Man

      Yes; sun, wind, tides, water….hydrogen and oxygen, the answer to abundant energy seems so obvious that it is invisible. These things and a good dose of decentralization.

      But, any of these things would not supply material for bomb building and other things that horribly affect all of life.

      People must love their children and the future more than money; such as cash flow from war industries.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      But then how would they nickel and dime us into submission? Mankind, what a piece of work we are. Plenty of homes, yet we're homeless. Plenty of food, yet we starve. Plenty of money, but we're poor. We have bullets that kill the shooter, the shot and their grandchildren,enough bombs to blow the earth into oblivion many times over and not enough sense not to use them. What a mess we are. Hopefully God will let us plead insanity.

    • jimbob jimbob

      Solar and wind power are not free, they have costs associated with them as well.

      The mining and refining of the rare earth elements needed to manufacture them, transportation costs etc.

      Having said that they are one hell of a lot cheaper than 1 nuclear meltdown let alone 3!

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        solar cells can be made from wood now. All kind of printers would have revolutionized civilization, were it not for being reduced to mutant pinheads from pro nuke public fund capitalists

  • markww markww

    NO COUNTRY should ever have Nuclear Reactors,WHEN they do not call in expert help at firstin a disaster situation. Japan is a shining example of DERANGED THINKING, and DENIAL from the start.

    IN FACT A NUCLEAR EMERGENCY DISASTER GROUP WITH FIREFIGHTERS EMS AND EXPERTS AND SCIENTISTS SHOULD BE STARTED THAT WILL GO WORLD WIDE. And Over Ride countries that do not know what to do when they have problems.

    MARKWW

  • jec jec

    GADS..they think WIPP is successful!!!

    "high-level waste from nuclear power plants must be stored underground for more than 100,000 years before its radioactivity declines to safe levels."

    And then again..maybe not" The safe storage of such waste for such a long period presents extremely difficult technological problems to which solutions have yet to be established"–thats certainly true. NO WAY TO STORE THIS MESS..they need to 'decompose' the devil.

  • Nick

    I am convinced that vast areas of the planet have been/will be hit with waves of toxic decaying atoms. What this portends for our future, I really don't know.

    I do know that I saw weird spots in New Jersey on the following plants:

    Laurel, Holly and wintergreen.

    Black spots that killed off entire leaves. The number of holes was across these three species. I somehow DOUBT it is a local fungus/mold spore.

    I can't prove it without testing, but my gut tells me something's wrong.

    It is early in the season, and it has been cold, but I also suspect leaf litter is not decaying as fast as I recall. (Observed area= NY, NJ and PA).

    • Angela_R

      Nick "I also suspect leaf litter is not decaying as fast as I recall"
      and further to the West?

      not decaying or slowed down decay, any chance that that could be from gamma rays?
      makes me think not just of other possibly noted nuclear waste, but also of irradiated food….

  • ftlt

    What gets me is the denial in the greater American scientific community around FUFU and pretty much everything else for that matter.

    Yuppie science for sale in AmeriKa

    • United Slaves of Amerika, best damn Gulag on the planet!

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        The US is not a gulag. You should visit one. I don't see any political prisoners here walking barefoot in the snow in Siberia which is the coldest place on earth.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          VanneV, of course the U.S. is different. Its good to have pride in a well conceived country giving freedom and prosperity. The point is, there is too much that is similar. The danger is that, just like in Germany, people dont see what is happening. The public in Germany and the U.S. is conformist. The nuclear disaster proves this. What about Japan and the state secrecy laws. You know Germany was coming out of Wiemar depression…things were different. Now the differences erode

          http://www.bytwerk.com/gpa/posters2.htm

          poster advertises the Nazi charity: “Health, child protection, fighting poverty, aiding travellers, community, helping mothers

          The 1939 Nuremberg Rally was to be the “Party Rally of Peace,”

          http://www.hermes-press.com/germany1930.htm

        • bf9 bf9

          Clearly Anne, you've never been to Detroit. 😉
          (Ba-dum-tiss…)

          In all seriousness, do recall that we have the lovely "Tent City" right here in my neck of the woods. In the winter it often drops well below freezing, and in the summer can easily surpass 115(F). No A/C, no heating. And those are some of the nicer "stats" about the place.
          http://www.tentcitydui.com/images/con_tents.jpg

          No, the US is not a gulag, but tent city is certainly close, I've driven right by it before. I feel very comfortable saying we live in a brave new world, however. It's really no wonder why there's a quite a lot of people of the younger demographic that don't like this country- myself included. Having traveled to Europe (specifically in Scandinavia) I've seen shining examples of how it can be done correctly. That model would never work here but I digress.

          To get back on topic, Fuku is unstable, levels still rise exponentially, world is contaminated, it's likely curtains for complex life for a few hundred million years, blah blah.

        • PaciFistic PaciFistic

          VanneV…..Siberia permafrost is melting at an accelerating rate, and who doesn't know that fact these days, releasing tremendous volumes of methane, which is many times more climate warming than CO2…in March 2014 Siberians were in bikinis swimming in Arctic waters (Kara Sea, or thereabouts, the Yamal Peninsula…and that's at almost 70 degrees latitude while Fairbanks Alaska is just below 65 degrees north) — check it out for yourself…on the other hand, polar vortex brought Arctic cold deep down past Canada and into the States, some of it reaching Florida. Even with climate warming, cold won't disappear for a while.

          With civil unrest a stark potential reality, due to a host of increasingly aggravating socially disruptive factors, and prisons being privatized, freezing US gulags are easily visualized for winters, roasting gulags in the summer.

          US government is continually being prepped for these times. Purchases of vast quantities of ammunition by various govt agencies…potassium iodide…continuing surveillance, plans for martial law, etc.

          There will be no enenews — Internet will be highly controlled!

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            The Coldest Place in the World

            “Dec. 10, 2013: What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night.
            “Scientists made the discovery while analyzing the most detailed global surface temperature maps to date, developed with data from remote sensing satellites including the new Landsat 8, a joint project of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., joined a team of researchers reporting the findings Monday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. “
            http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/09dec_coldspot/

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          There books written about the Soviet gulags; prisons of forced labor. My husband was in a German forced labor camp during WWII. He thought the Germans were wonderful compared to the Soviets. He said the Russians pretend to be your friends, but then stab you in the back.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The scientific community gets tons of subsidies and dollars directly from the rate payers who pay for their energy, so they will not bad mouth the hand that feeds them. Exactly like a government employee will not bad mouth the government or the hand that feeds them. With a government employee all the income received and all taxes that are paid directly by them back to the government were taxes taken from others in the private sector via the taxation by force extraction process.

    All the money is removed from others (private sector) by force.. tax money. 🙁

    • We Not They Finally

      Problem is, taxes pay for A LOT OF things, and you don't really want a culture with no infrastructure or public services.

      The problem is ALLOCATION and a broken system. Unless you think that someone is "forcing" you to have roads, or "forcing" you to have a po0lice department.

      Anarchy isn't really the answer. IMHO.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      Why not try out another country with higher taxes or another country with broken infrastructure and more corrupt government? Then either stay there, or be more grateful when you return to the US unless you already live elsewhere.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        No, why don't you fix what is clearly broken.. 🙂

        It's about what is broken, just like this Nuclear thing, and all these taxes removed by force.. gave you and all of us this specific Nuclear problem..wake up!

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        VanneV why ban your friends to other countries just because they are not patriotic flag wavers. Worse elsewhere doth not a better here make

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          I haven't banned anyone anywhere. Obewan just wants a consumer tax and no income taxes. Since poor people have to spend all their taxes on food and other necessaries and there is nothing left over, the poor people would have a disproportionate amount of taxes to pay.

          Why don't all the people who buy stocks pay 8% taxes on all the stocks they buy?

          Anyone who hurts the poor and disabled and vulnerable is hardly a friend to the poor.

          Also anyone who believes all the false flag nonsense is trying to destroy the US government, and that person is not a friend to the vast majority of people in this country.

          Entergy is getting out of the nuclear business. It is possible to make changes without violence.

          Anyone who takes up a gun against federal agents is the one asking to be4 a martyr, not the peaceful person using reason to make peaceful changes.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Exactly, you might be waking up after all..
            "Why don't all the people who buy stocks pay 8% taxes on all the stocks they buy?"

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              If the taxes were only 9.1 % on stocks, the government would have huge amounts of money. As it is they just gamble huge stock buys and manipulate the market for the benefit of very wealthy persons.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Here is your tax code operational actual results and why it was set up specifically with the 70,000 pages. 🙁 Like this scam…
                http://www.foreconomicjustice.org/9784/separate-but-unequal-charts-show-growing-rich-poor-gap

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                  But only having a consumer tax will ruin the poor. That's a fact. If you want to maintain a viable country, you will have to figure out a better proposal than that.

                  The wealthy under Reagan were taxed at 90%. And there was an alternative minimum tax which is very simple and had to be used by people claiming all sorts of deductions and tax manipulations and loop holes.

                  And Reagan is the conservative idol.

                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    Not if its a progressive consumption tax.. 🙂

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Or even if it is a progressive transaction tax… 🙂

                      The more transactions the more taxes paid or the more consumption based on progressive values the more taxes paid.

                      This way its about consumption and/or transactions and would be fair to all…

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      This also gets the government off your kitchen table and out of your bedrooms. 🙂 You actually would then be free.

                      Choose not to transact or not consume and pay no taxes.. 🙂

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      If this is what you are talking about here in this website, then that would be very good:

                      “…How then does the government collect enough taxes to pay its bills? Most of the revenues would be collected from the massive volume of stock and bond trades and foreign exchange transactions none of which are now taxed….”
                      http://www.apttax.com/

                      But I can't image the government adopting this tax plan.

                      Are you talking about this or something different?

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Very close, but I would have to study his concepts in depth, but what we have now has to go and go away soon. Freedom is paramount and the current system does not foster any freedom but instead fosters the exact opposite. Ask Snipes how he liked his prison stay..

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Well VanneV according to your comments here, you are poor, and by being poor you must not pay any taxes. Therefor you are what is considered a freeloader on the system correct?

            You receive all the benefits of the system like the public roads, the city lights, the schools, the military protection and the often subsidized food banks etc., yet you pay nothing to support such structures that you claim others should pay for, but not you. 🙁

            Is it right for me to drive down a road and look to the monkey in the car next to me and learn that that smiling monkey does not pay any taxes, while the monkey I see in my own rearview mirror pays tons and always has?

            You are way off on this topic…

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              Sorry, the poor pay taxes. Some is taxed at 10% and some of my income is taxed at 15%. Any taxable income over $8,000. is taxed at 15%.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              I am paying taxes and have for more than 45 years. My retirement is through the state of Colorado, I get no social security, and all my income in taxable. In addition, when I teach I still have a deduction for my retirement plan.

              You know nothing about the poor. And also you are very rude.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                And whatever food I get at food banks is GMO and pesticide laden.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                I am not rude at all. You are the one that has been rude. You love taxes and think we must all live to pay our taxes. We are now 17 trillion short in taxes heading towards 200 trillion short in taxes. If you do not see this a problem then I am afraid I can't bring you to the bright light. Its much more complicated for the reasons why things are set up the way they are along with 70,000 pages that exist in our tax code. You rudely telling people to leave their own country that is currently being run by people who are spending it into oblivion, both on the right and left. Clearly what we have in place is now broken and needs to be fixed.

                P.S. I did not tell you to move to another country either, fix the problem.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                  I didn't tell you to move. I only suggested it since you seem to dislike everything so much. And I really feel sorry for you that you have so much income that you have to pay a lot of taxes.

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                    And your proposal of only a consumer tax will get you less taxes, but me more taxes. The tea party candidate in Colorado proposed that everyone pay 33% consumer taxes. That's how large a tax burden you are proposing to lay on the poor. If this comes to pass I will then be the homeless along will many millions of other people.

                    50% of all American children are already among the poor. Only a consumer tax will raise that number far higher. How can you propose to starve the children?

                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    I am not starving anybody and how rude.

                    I am not in Colorado and the fraud is what it is, a fraud, and it's everywhere now. It starts right at the top..got it.

                    Stay with Nuclear since your taxes paid about 10 trillion towards its development and it will certainly get worse.. 🙁

                    In France I think they used a device to cut off heads and why the poor are kept they way they are. Nobody wants their heads cut off by stampeding peasants. 🙂

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      What kind of crazy advice is this:
                      "Stay with Nuclear since your taxes paid about 10 trillion towards its development and it will certainly get worse."

                      Are you just pretending to be anti-nuclear? All the posts you put up about increasing cancer rates, do you not believe your posts?

                      Nuclear has to be stopped because the radiation is killing off the whole world. This is a decision for life. In addition, the economics would immediately be much better as it is in Germany. It is nuclear energy which is bankrupting the US and the whole world. And the costs for nuclear fuel will be skyrocketing and the health cost skyrocketing in just the next 2 to 5 years.

                      Uranium mining at present only yields less than 1% usable ore from the rock that is mined for uranium. But this will be much less in the very near future because uranium the cheaper uranium deposits have run out. And carbon fuels are used to process the uranium and to transport it and to cool it and to store it.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Making the same mistakes of the past will not solve the future. The money spent developing nuclear energy is more than wasted. It is responsible for trillions that would have kept the US out of debt.

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Stick with stopping Nuclear because you are clueless about taxes and the huge problem these taxes and this current tax system represent is what I meant…and these taxes you keep promoting, did pay 10 trillion for the development of Nuclear Technologies and that you now see operating all over the world.

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      We finally agree.. on something.. 🙂

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              I also pay taxes on everything I purchase.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                I will finish paying my 2012 taxes at the end of this month. And then I will start on my 2013 taxes. I have considerable penalties, interest, and the fee I have to pay every month for using a credit card to pay my taxes.

            • Misconceptions and Realities About Who Pays Taxes … Lower-Income People Pay Considerable Payroll, State, and Local Taxes …

              Saying the poor don't pay taxes is a lie.

              http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3505

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Its a silly report, everyone pays some taxes accept for the underground economy which does not fill out tax forms on any income derived. The entire tax system was set up to keep the rich, richer and the poor, poorer and people here actually think its a good thing. The entire system needs to be thrown in the trash and we need to start over and base it on consumption/transactions etc., since we humans are consuming way to many resources at a fever pitch/pace.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                  And then the poor will even pay an even higher disproportion of taxes. And all the people who got cash for clunkers and putting solar on their houses. The poor can't afford cars.

                  I ride the bus, and my fare pays for high gasoline taxes.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

              When the poor rent, they have to pay the property taxes of the landlord for his property, but they can't claim a deduction on their federal tax form.

              There was a study done in, I think, Michigan to see who was paying for all the new services in the suburbs, like new roads, new schools, etc. It was the low inceome people living in the blighted downtown areas.

  • Crickets Crickets

    Insanity! And I do believe most people in the U.S., if not the entire world, still consider FUKU a single event in time. It hasn't yet "sunk in" that this catastrophe is ONGOING with no known plan for mitigation!

  • We Not They Finally

    "It's embarrassing to admit that we don't have full control."

    It's embarrassing that these are the spokespeople!!

    By the way, get over "embarrassing." "Embarrassing" is when you accidentally use the salad fork instead of the entree fork. This is criminal mass murder of your own population, with escalating world damage to come. Please call it what it is!

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    hey Nick, you inspired me to post a field report from South Calif. oak woodland. Across the board here, all trees, shrubs& herbs are showing interveinal chlorosis. Even in the riparian zone where plants are still hydrated in the midst of the worst drought in 40 years. If chlorophyll is being affected what about other similar, nearly identical molecules,like hemoglobin, say? Take away hemoglobin's iron molecule& substitute manganese (as I recall) and you have chlorophyll.
    Most damning of all, leaflets of Fraxinus (ash) are showing mutations. One leaflet tried to be a Siamese twin, reminded me of the conjoined whale. Another had no leaf body, just two spurs, looked like the seed of ash(Samara). Others had random asymmetry, extra spurs, odd dentition, etc.
    I don't post much(work, health& internet connection issues) but I follow ene everyday.Without it I would go insane. Thanks Admin,
    thanks, enenewsers.

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