Nuclear Expert: Fukushima 10 times worse than Chernobyl

Published: March 12th, 2012 at 5:00 am ET


Title: Japan’s disaster as bad as or worse than Chernobyl
Source: Xinhua
Date: 2012-03-12 14:30

The severity of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster may be as bad as or worse than Chernobyl, an American nuclear expert warned Sunday.

Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear power industry executive, said it was clear to him within two days of the Japan earthquake and tsunami that “Fukushima was as bad as or worse than Chernobyl.” […]

Gundersen, now chief engineer of the energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, said he believed that Fukushima was 10 times worse than the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown […]

Gundersen on Fukushima vs Chernobyl

  • Chernobyl was a single reactor running at about 7 percent capacity when ruptured
  • [Fukushima] had three reactors running at 100 percent capacity and seven other reactors with spent fuel pools that were crippled
  • Chernobyl stopped releasing radioactive material after about two weeks […] this is not the case at Fukushima one year on

Gundersen on Cancers and Other Health Problems

  • Although there have been no deaths related to the Fukushima meltdown to date, over the next 20 years there would be about 1 million additional cancers and other health problems from the accident
  • “But even in Tokyo most people think it is over and they survived it. But with the latency periods of these cancers it’s going to pop up 20 years out and people will wonder where it came from”

Read the report here

Published: March 12th, 2012 at 5:00 am ET


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57 comments to Nuclear Expert: Fukushima 10 times worse than Chernobyl

  • dear jones

    we better collect some japanese before they run out

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      all other peoples soon to follow.

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        Fuku is 10 times worse, but the colossal Ukranian-European $1 BIL Novarka ("New Arch"), now being built to cover the cracked and leaking Chernobyl sarcophagus so that decontamination work can begin inside, is 1000 plus times better than the Japanese-tepco tempurature-control, ocean-dilution containment charade.

        It is tragic that Japanese nuclear authorities and their lackey print and broadcast media have managed such a superb job of perception management that almost no one sees the necessity of a Chernobyl-size effort for Fuku also, as well as disappointing that 1000s of bloggers remain mesmerized by repeated discussion of the inconsequential handling of contamination details that will remain very deadly in lieu of an appropriate, large scale containment.

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    i think they left out a zero or two. should read 10 or 100 million extra cancers in next 20 years + many other goodies in the fukushima show bag. Remember, a little plutonium goes a long, long way.

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    …….or 1,000,000 additional children with cancer just in japan…….such large relese of radioactive iodine, most kids on the planet got a share. And they're all eating plutonium.

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    I remember Michio Kaku saying last spring that we all, everyone on the planet has a little bit of Chernobyl in them. We all have taken it in; and as Arnie says Chernobyl only released radioactivity for about 2 weeks. Does that mean we all have quite a bit of Fukushima in us? Would seem so.

    • ion jean ion jean

      All antinuke in 86, there was very little said about releases by American news outlets in the years following Chernobyl

      10x less said all year by MSM across the board about FukUshima after the first two weeks

      A new series Burn on APM public radio just aired today re: FukU will rebroadcast this eve…they mentioned and are funded by the NSF but had some interesting NRC tapes released…I will reserve judgment until they invite Arnie Gundersen on as guest speaker!

      • ion jean ion jean

        NRC admits SPF4 went dry and "draconian fire" is burning, then commentator withdrew the statement, saying turned out to be "untrue" (half truth)

  • ruth

    “But even in Tokyo most people think it is over and they survived it. But with the latency periods of these cancers it’s going to pop up 20 years out and people will wonder where it came from”

    It's the latency period that that makes it difficult to link the cause and effect. I'm convinced that the significant increase in US cancers from the 1960's on is in great part due to the US atomic weapons testing in Nevada from the 1950's and also the USSR atomic weapons testing in Siberia.

  • James2

    Well, either the writer or Arnie severely understated the size of this thing.

    "As bad or worse than Chernobyl " is nothing less than misleading to a large degree.

    There is about 150X the amount of nuclear fuel at Fukushima Diachi that was available at the single chernobyl reactor that melted.

    By my estimations t least half if not more of that has melted down and been released from the reactor buildings.

    That puts it at 75X Chernobyl at least and rising every day.

    Plus Fukushima had MOX, and we know that the MOX went into the atmosphere – that complicates the releases by many times.

    And the completely false – "no deaths" clause appears in there – there have been several. There were at least two from the explosions themselves. And how many more have we seen?

    • ageezerofgiza

      I understand that a Mox rod has 140,000 times the killing power of a "conventional" rod. This is based on the well-accepted figure that plutonium is 2 million times as toxic as uranium fuel. The content in a Mox rod is about 7%.
      7% x 2,000,000 = 140,000 or thereabouts.
      It makes U3 the most significant.

    • ageezerofgiza

      wikipedia fukushima timeline says:
      Mon 14th March, 11.01, U3 reactor building explosion [videod]
      Tue 15th March, 11.00, U3 2nd explosion (according to WMO report) [not videod]

  • jackassrig

    The problem with the lymphomas is that a person can carry this stuff around for about 10 years before it decides to take you.

  • dosdos dosdos

    There have been no "reported" deaths thus far. What about the stillbirth rate, which has not been publicly released? I personally count the radiation deformed births that were not brought to life as radiation casualties.

  • StillJill StillJill

    I do also dosdos,……but I don't think Japan thinks of it's fetuses as casualties. I'm not sure they think fetuses have any human rights–doubt it.

  • openeye openeye

    Hi all,

    In the current mp3 of Shimatsu at he says people all over Japan are dropping dead from cesium, which ultimately lethally damages the heart. So those involved in the cover up call it death due to heart attack, not radiation. He says the populace is getting more and more savy.

    I have signed up for email updates from Shimatsu's venue directly, even though his assessment is horrifying.

    You know that old expression, I would die for the truth?"

    How did humanity end up this way????

    I cherish enenews for bringing us truth, and links to the other truthkeepers. Inexpressible gratefulness.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi openeye

      You are right, radiation doesn't stop at giving people cancer it can cause heart attacks, blood clots, and so on.
      I also doubt they will blame any of this on the radiation.

  • StillJill StillJill

    I know, huh? My thought exactly!
    I personally thank God everyday for you, my friends! Total gift! 🙂

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Okay, just heard Gundersen on "Democracy Now" and I think our "Gundersen watchdog" work this week has paid off because at least his first line was "This technology can destroy a nation." Of course, it was Democracy Now and who listens to that besides me?

    Then the rest of the show implies that it didn't destroy the nation, and created more questions than it answered again:

    1. He said, "If the wind hadn't blown out to sea" then Japan would have been cut in half, etc. Yet, the wind did blow towards Tokyo, too, more poisonous, deadly radioactive isotopes are being produced daily, etc., so why the past tense, etc.?

    2. He repeats that the clean-up will cost "half a trillion." What clean-up, HOW are you going to pick up all of the radioactivity in the Pacific Ocean, for example, pick up the corium, etc.? Half a trillion, the U.S. spent way more than that on a few banks?? Where does this figure come from??

    3. This will be a problem for "30-40 years"??? The plutonium, etc will be around for millions of years!! The damage to the DNA that is happening TODAY will last for all future generations, it is a crime to say otherwise!

    I don't know if it is on the website yet:

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Thanks for the report NN. Gulp…doesn't sound very promising (abet truthful?)

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi NoNukes

      This technology, can destroy the worlds environment.

      We know from people doing samples that there is radiation in Tokyo and in the North America. It's just not located in a small area.

      No one can clean this mess up totally, it's to big, and this disaster is continually happening. This does not mean clean up should be halted.

      I do think we all have a little Chernobyl, weapons that have gone off, and all the other testing's that Country's have done, in us.

      Fukushima 10 times worse than Chernobyl. I think this is a conservative figure.

      No matter how many time this is worse, this on going mega disaster, will last for all future generations.


    • truthseek truthseek

      …W.O.W… Direct NN (concur)

      I think that Arnie communicates in generalities for the masses (the media and governance) but is speaking loud and clear to those of us which are truly tracking this and aware. I feel that he has soften the tone due to powers that be… Is truly scared on many levels…

      No clean-up prospects are plausible… Remotely viable…

      I have been saying (we all know) the DNA prospects are several reproductive generations in the [uncertain] future… We not see the actual scope of this for a while…

      And plutoniums affinity for male anatomy (testicles) will factor reproductive prospects over the long term. All truly daunting to me…

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


      …"Democracy Now"…. Democracy WHERE? Not in America! Yet we spend taxpayers money to send young people to Egypt to help them attain "democracy." What we have developing here is a totalitarian state. The world is surely mad.

      "If the wind hadn't blown out to sea"…. And, on the day TEPCO reported the "lube oil fire" in SPF#4, which the NRC was convinced was the explosion of SFP#4, the wind blew NW for 12 hours, then changed direction. This explains the high level of radioactivity in that area.

      Within the week of the event, the NRC knew TEPCO was not telling the truth about anything.

      "the clean-up will cost "half a trillion." It can't be cleaned up.

      "This will be a problem for "30-40 years" That's a shameful statement. Plutonium lasts an unimaginably long time.

      I'm embarrassed for him.

  • StillJill StillJill

    That's the problem Whoopie,…it's NOT truthful. NoNukes is right. The clean-up is a FRIGGING JOKE,…(at this point). The 30-40 years is a FRIGGING joke,…(at this point),….and last but not least, the 1/2 trillion is as 'reliable', as 'cold pancake',..there,..I said it!

    • NoNukes NoNukes


      Thanks for saying it!!

      Did Whoopie mean that my report was not promising but truthful? I meant to emphasize that I only heard it once, so the quotes are guesses, but they were the parts I was most sure of.

      Also, there was notable absence of any mention of Gundersen's worry about the reactor 4 spent fuel pool, of the "future threat" it poses. Maybe after the NRC transcripts reveal that they were certain the R4 SFP was gone, he is now going to drop that narrative.

    • truthseek truthseek

      StillJill… Your thoughts and expressions register SO much with me, as much any (from many informed / reasoned) people posting here. Thank you (and everyone) for speaking up on many things. Mirroring thoughts which I also have. We (collectively) realize the extreme nature of this event and have due cause to be concerned – worthy of full blown panic. We realize that this far into the event, this is little being done to steer the course of this… and little that can reasonably be done to influence.

      – – mentions of "clean-up" are an insult to reasoning and exposure to all involved – –

      I mostly lurk / read and assimilate… An old boss, once said to our group, 2 ears (eyes) and only one mouth… which is the more powerful organ to reasoning our surroundings. I often do far more listening (reading) and on many occasions have to log on to voice overwhelming agreement. Like today…

      • StillJill StillJill

        Thanks so very much for cosigning my thoughts and expressions,….truly! Although hearing that makes me a little sad for you,….not a nice, cozy place in my head actually. I'm pretty sure you understand, eh? 🙂

        I need to remind myself more often of that 2 to 1 ratio! 🙂

        I swear I have emotional tourette's syndrome!

        The World feels far less cold with you guys as my friends here. Some know what I mean. I thank God for you!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    NoNukes you see the truth and then share and bring this truth's bright light to the forefront for all of humanity and the world at large to see and then embrace.

    Hopefully mankind will listen and change their ways soon.

  • whoarewe

    10 times, REALLY?

    The failure to recognize 100% the cause and effect results in 100% the failure. That is a different way to express the very popular Murphy's law. Let's zoom in on the containment again. The reason why such a fallacy is conceived in the first place is that it completely violates ALL the laws of thermodynamics. To keep the nuclear reaction going, there needs to be a continuous exchange with external energy sources. This is why it has to be an OPEN system. Once this simple conclusion is made, all you need to do is to calculate the 100% amount of radionuclides and the rate of decay, not ONE particle less. The only variables are how and how fast the particles escape before the complete disintegration. With each count, the outcome becomes more and more serious. Ventilation systems, cracks, sewages, water table, 4 phases of matter, meltdown, melt through, roofs (or lack thereof), jet streams, Pacific Garbage Patch and etc. Zoom in here for a second. There should be no debate about if it is radioactive. Japan averted a much bigger disaster (just for a while) because the prevailing winds were to the Pacific ocean. Here come the laws of thermodynamics. Winds and rains have caught that mass 2X the size of Texas. It is en-route to the west coast. There is nothing you can do to eliminate that. Zoom out. There is a bigger problem. The false containment only delays the inevitable. This allows homo sapiens to buy time needed to build more containments/reactors. But such a trajectory is NON-linear. Ironically, there will come a point where it can be called the critical mass of critical masses or quantum leap of the quantum leaps.

    Zoom way out. there are as many parallels to this as you can count in other aspects of human activity such as economy, GMO, "education", and indoctrinated religions… Is this a coincidence? Zoom in on the economy because nuclear power is related to and part of economy.

    • ion jean ion jean

      Love your analysis, whoarewe…please post often as I truly relate to your way of thinking!

      We are Not Alone!

      No one in authority has the mental capacity to see the big picture here…the Long View, literally.

      We need a few genius IQs scattered into govrnmnt to restore a balance of logic…problem is, geniuses can't stand the putrid stench of the corrupted system they would be surrounded by and they're smart enough to notice (something that's kept myself away from politics)…

      Keep doing what you're doing, you've got it right!

  • whoarewe

    Most people equate manifestation of an underlying problem to the problem itself. Wrong. the former is the non-linear function of the latter. Zoom back. the 2008 financial meltdown is the manifestation of our profound economic problems since the WWII. They reached the "criticality" in the October of 2008, marking the end of capitalism.This should be the end of the story. But for far too many, we have to carry on a little more. The REAL interest rate has been negative since at least 2010. You need to ask yourself why the hell the so-called emergency ZIRP after 2008 has been kept for 3 three years and counting. Interest rate is the cornerstone of the capitalism. This means the system of capitalism has been LONG gone. Where does that lead to the fiat currency of a non-existing system? It leads to ZERO. Fast forward. On 3/9/2012, Greece was finally pronounced dead after it has been dead for at least 2 years. It was given a pretty name: default. Since capitalism no longer exists, the rule was easily and EXPECTEDLY changed for inserting a retroactive CAC. A credit even was triggered anyways. This is another critical moment. The CDS net payout is 3 billions, which means "in the money" margin calls could be easily X times bigger. DO the murky math. Since there is little or no margin. A conservative guess would be 100:1 leverage. $600 billions at least is in order. Dominos start to fall for the rest of Europe, US, Asia and South America. The next 1 second to 7 weeks would make 2008 a forgettable event. For each "particles" in this meltdown, it is a foot race. This is so NOT GOOD!
    For those, who have seen too much of the same bullshit over and over, the end of it is as CERTAIN as the Japan nuclear fallout: the lost faith in fiat currency for the Nth time! For those who want to convert the toilet papers, let's go knock on the door of the Federal Reserve with your "pitch forks", chanting:" It is my REAL money (GOLD), I need it NOW!". KEEP the simple math…

  • whoarewe

    on MOMENTUM.

  • norbu norbu

    We have sent letters to 22 mayors on the west coast and to governors of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska. SHUT DOWN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW! In California we have a initiative ready to go on the ballot in November to shut down our plants and to stop any new ones from being built.Please administration would you post this article as a topic. We need 500,000 signatures by April 7 to get it on the ballot.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi norbu – do you know how many signatures have been gathered so far? I'd really love to know!!

  • norbu norbu

    Not sure but if you go to the link there is good info. People are starting to wake up.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    "Stillbiths and nosebleeds: Fukushima is far from over

    Many Japanese are afraid of radiation after the meltdowns in Fukushima, and they have every reason to be. There were clear parallels to the events after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, says the president of the Society for Radiological Protection, Dr. Sebastian Pflugbeil. The symptoms of radiation poisoning of the people are ignored.

    Pflugbeil has just returned from a visit to Japan. In his view, the first effects of radiation would have been visible in the region of Fukushima. Everything else is window dressing for the physicist." (…)

    He further points out that:
    – Nine months after Chernobyl we saw a significant spike of children born with Down Syndrome in Berlin – just as we did in Belarus in January 1987.
    – When this effect could be seen in Germany thousand kilometres away from Chernobyl at relatively low doses, these effects MUST be happening around Fukushima.
    – Other symptoms of the effects of radiation are evident, however. "What we are seeing already is an increased incidence of nasal bleeding. That may sound trite, but that's the first thing I've seen in the Chernobyl region. Since an ambulance was in front of a school in Belarus and I was wondering whether an accident had happened the answer was: „No, the ambulance is here every day, because the children had such severe nose bleeds that it could hardly be stopped, and children fell unconscious from the loss of blood.“

    The heavy nosebleeds Pflugbeil is already familiar with from secret reports from the 1950s, the Kazakh nuclear weapons test site of Semipalatinsk. The experts there observed the inhabitants of surrounding villages. They found many people had severe nose bleeds as well as being often very seriously ill with angina.


    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter


      So hard that some went to the hospital and the treatment there hardly struck. There were also severe headache, diseases of the nervous system and sense organs. They are the same symptoms as post-Chernobyl, as now in Japan. "That's why I do not understand that the experts now in Japan are not taking the situation seriously.“

      Pflugbeil sees the mechanisms of "targeted disinformation" as he has experienced after the meltdown at Chernobyl.

      – He sees high risk for rivers and drinking waters from melting snow in the mountains.
      – There is also absurd initiatives that suggest the Japanese to consume more regionally produced foods from Fukushima.
      – On decontamination efforts: „The soil will be removed and houses washed. But we have also tried in Chernobyl, which had little effect." Although the contaminated area in Japan is smaller overall, just north-west of Fukushima, there is "the regions that are more contaminated than the legendary red forest in the immediate vicinity of the Chernobyl NPP".

      *I tried to translate the main points from the interview. Boy, he’s furious……
      *Dr. Pflugbeil’s institute runs a hospital in Belarus to help the Chernobyl victims.

      • Here's a few paragraphs translated by Babelfish:

        Totgeburten und Nasenbluten
        Fukushima ist nicht überstanden of Solveig brook
        Many Japanese have supergau in Fukushima fear of the radiation after that, and they have every reason in addition. It gives clear parallels to the procedures after the reactor disaster of Tschernobyl, says the president to the society for radiation protection, plow hatchet, The symptoms for the radioactive contamination of humans are highly visible.

        To the prohibited area nobody can probably return more.

        The radioactive contamination by the atomic disaster of Fukushima will be “permanent and of many years”. At this conclusion straight French experts came. Their study is based on investigations, which made experts of the French office for radiation protection IRSN locally, as well as on official data of the Japanese government.

        Sebastian plow hatchet, the president of the society for radiation protection, returned straight from a visit to Japan. According to him the first effects of the radioactive contamination would have to be already visible in the region around Fukushima. Everything else is for the physicist Augenwischerei.

  • mungo mungo

    more illness reporting….you can translate it with bing or a similar program…..

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Ah yes the constant nosebleeds.

    When I was young I lived in Ohio in the 50"S and 60"S and yes as a little one I was always getting these nose bleeds. Now I find out that the Nevada Nuclear Test fallout releases were bombarding the entire state of Ohio and the rest of country this whole time period and its pretty sad to say the least.

    A Brother in Law shows up a couple of months ago from the Bay Area and in his nose are tissues. Why you might ask. He had a constant nose bleed he could not stop and that sounds so familiar to me. This poor guy had no clue he had just been slammed with radiation fallout from the Fukushima disaster and or maybe even the San Onfre Power Plant's ongoing operating malfunctions and Nuclear Radiation Contamination releases.

    Wow, just how many secrets are circulating around this world today as we face another onslaught of invisible fallout Nuclear Radiation Contamination poison ghosts without any of our approvals.

    Manipulation of the population based on lies on top of lies is now paramount at all levels of government and our credible institutions.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    It can only be a matter of time when the first nurse or doctor with a conscience speaks out. There's no way the govmt can keep the effects under the rug in the long run.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    You would think that would be the case but I am afraid it is not.

    Speaking the truth often means instant job loss for anyone brave enough to bring such truths out into the open for the public to see.

    The web and size of the Nuclear Secrecy now created is huge. Well wait I mean massive and now its spreading worldwide.

    They have not stopped lying to anyone and why should any of them stop? They all profit very handsomely inside their related fields of science until its their personal time for a form of cancer treatment and or other related disease treatments.

    Its the love of dirty money that seems to drive the current created world we all live in.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Do you want to know the expanse of the scams now going on and just how deep the rabbit hole really goes and why no one speaks out. Here is a link to a Sac Bee Article and read it carefully.

    Is in the year 2000 there were only 429 cases of +1 million dollar hospital treatment stays at an average cost per stay, per day charged, at $9708.00 for each day in the Hospital.
    In the year 2010 there were now 2963 cases of +1 million dollar hospital treatment stays at an average cost per stay, per day charged, at $15625 per day for each day in the Hospital.

    2000 the average stay was 103
    2010 the average stay was 64

    Hope you can see the scam for what it is and why no one is speaking out anywhere. These medical professionals want even more probably +2 Million dollar stays for all the guinea pigs coming on line from this recent Fukushima Radiation Contamination fallout now occurring world wide.

    This contamination is a fricking gold mine for all related industries and the sicker the better as more profits are now realized faster than ever before.

    Sad, but the truth, and sadly its all a scam, all of it. 16k for one nights stay in a hospital room?

    Who is kidding whom and then pulling the wool over the eyes of the uneducated public. All while stuffing everyone's pockets involved with heaps of money as more GE radiation treatment machines, Chemo and radioactive Iodine-131 are drug through the back door in the middle of the night.

    We call this progress? Not even close!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Not sure your secrecy blog hits the nail on the head but some of it sure was kinda yummy and tasty.

    Comparing a Nuclear Plant Meltdown and explosion to a common type industrial accident in general terms is not even close to the real picture created. What we are dealing with here are invisible ghosts.

    The Rabbit Hole transverses many intertwined resultant industries and their newly created and garnered knowledge bases.

    Always follow the money.

  • Invisible ghosts … just like the rads and benzines etc in the GoM. All of it. Thanks for taking a read, obe and speaking, confirming my own thoughts are not crazy! Nukes a glowing cherry topping the rotten fascist cake. Follow the money, indeed … enjoy, everybody

  • arclight arclight

    Belarus has all the information Japan needs

    "My trips to Belarus in 2011 and to the W.H.O. / U.N. in Geneva. Belarus has all the information Japan needs – and still the belarusian government and the WHO / IAEA keep the information secret. Video by"

  • arclight arclight

    March 12, 2012

    Contamination Fears Linger for Japanese Children, Workers One Year After Fukushima Meltdown

    We go to Japan to speak with Aileen Mioko Smith, executive director of the Kyoto-based group Green Action, as Japan marks the first anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami that left approximately 20,000 dead or missing and triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It was the world’s worst "nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. About 326,000 Japanese residents remain homeless, including 80,000 evacuated from the vicinity of the Fukushima facility. Residents evacuated from the zone set up in a 12-mile radius around the nuclear plant are especially struggling to rebuild their lives. We also speak with Saburo Kitajima, a contract laborer and union organizer from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. "The workers at the Fukushima plant are currently working under extreme circumstances," Kitajima says. "In spite of being exposed to radiation, the levels of wages run to about $100 a day." [includes rush transcript]"

    • Thank you for the numbers, arcligt. The msm would have us believe this planetary disaster effected the lives of only 100,000 or so and is now over. Unconscionable.

    • arclight arclight

      thought it a bit harsh cutting mikio as she tried to explain the true cover up? then a long winded interview about worker compensation and conditions.. he should have had his own interview! oh well better than nothing,,

      a full interview with aileen mikio smith would be the best though!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, it would appear that we now live in a very very sick, slick and absolutely insane world.

    What is sanity I often ask myself as I use the Force.

    Just what humans out here today residing inside our current illusions and individual created realities can be considered sane?

    Einstein had it correct and what was his definition of insanity?

    The webs that are weaved inside our brains by others, that we have all embraced and allowed in to nest away, have not been good for mankind.

    These webs are now moving world wide eating and then nesting inside all the human brains they invade in order to control specific thoughts, outcomes, actions and then the reactions to such Radiation Contamination events.

    Where is the bug spray when you really need it?

  • CaptD CaptD

    MSM has been replaced by blogs discussions like this on the Web…

    That is our Last Great Hope…
    For freedom from the Nuclear Fascists*…