Official: Expect airborne radiation releases from Fukushima to increase — Seafood catches off U.S. Pacific coast more likely to be contaminated than ones far closer to Japan — ‘Gravest danger’ to public is if they eat these products

Published: December 25th, 2013 at 2:19 pm ET


Maxim Shingarkin, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources (Lower House of the Federal Assembly of Russia), Dec. 25, 2013: “Because of the world ocean currents, the seafood that’s caught off the US Pacific coast is more likely to contain radionuclides than the seafood in the Sea of Okhotsk, which is by far closer to Japan. It is these marine products that may find their way to the tables of different countries’ residents that pose the gravest danger. […] not all fuel has been removed from the damaged nuclear reactors yet. We can therefore expect atmospheric radiation releases as a result of the heating up of reactors.”

Vladimir Slivyak, lecturer at the Russia’s National Research University Higher School of Economics and co-chairman of Ekozashchita, Dec. 25, 2013: “Russia has been considering setting limits on catching marine products and fish in the Far East. But no restrictions have officially been imposed thus far, to the best of my knowledge. But some moves may eventually be made. […] We are likely to learn about the detailed consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in a matter of 10 to 15 years. It is clear that a great deal of fisheries, water grass areas and actually anything in the ocean has been contaminated. Fukushima radiation is understandably spreading across the world. It is obvious that large areas have been contaminated in Japan. But it will take years of research to get a more detailed picture of the Fukushima disaster consequences.”

See also: [intlink id=”35-people-cancer-after-japan” type=”post”]”You can expect an enormous amount of cancers” around Pacific — “We’re all at risk, this radiated water is going to hit right here” in U.S. — We’re at top of food chain, so we get highest radiation dose[/intlink]

Published: December 25th, 2013 at 2:19 pm ET


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93 comments to Official: Expect airborne radiation releases from Fukushima to increase — Seafood catches off U.S. Pacific coast more likely to be contaminated than ones far closer to Japan — ‘Gravest danger’ to public is if they eat these products

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Airborne is right, even if you don't eat any seafood.

  • pkjn

    Did the National Security Agency conceal Fukushima meltdown from military sent into area?
    Washington Times

    December 24, 2013 – As over 50 US Navy sailors who served about the USS Ronald Reagan responding to the 2011 Fukushima disaster report falling ill to cancer, it is critical to ascertain if the National Security Agency intercepted telephone and email communications from Tokyo Electric.

    The question of whether the spy agency already knew that Tokyo Electric was covering up the multi-reactor meltdown at the time the Pentagon ordered sailors into harm’s way during “Operation Tomodachi” needs to be answered.

    It would be hard to imagine that the National Security Agency was not using all available surveillance technology and Japanese translators to monitor the unfolding Tokyo Electric catastrophe, continually providing the Obama Administration with frequent updates on the unfolding situation.

    • jec jec

      Wonder if Snowden can leak those documents? That would be wonderful to see what the actual wording is..was.

    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

      Wow, talk about the MSM trying to hit two birds with one stone: those pesky elite snooping NSA guys and those pesky Tepco lawsuits.

      You see, if the NSA knew and didn't tell the Captain, well then it's the NSA's fault and not Tepco's fault for lying. . . thus, better chance to dismiss lawsuits.

      Yes, let's reference the thousands of Snowden documents. But if only fifty redacted powerpoint slides have been actually released. . . doesn't that mean that those thousands of documents are still. . . secret? Their secrecy has been privatized.

      This article is elite rubbish and I hope it's not true. I haven't seen an article this slanted since the supposedly liberal NYtimes editorials threw the whole women's movement under the bus to save their banker boy, DSK, by blaming his alleged rape victim. She was a tramp, he wasn't in shape enough to rape, etc. It worked, though; it gave the prosecutors enough top cover and moral ambiguity to ditch the case.

    • Sickputer

      Pk typed these pixels of light: "It would be hard to imagine that the National Security Agency was not using all available surveillance technology and Japanese translators to monitor the unfolding Tokyo Electric catastrophe, continually providing the Obama Administration with frequent updates on the unfolding situation."

      SP: Hard to imagine, but probably true that the US was left out of the onsite loop for the first 4 or 5 days. Why? Japanese pride and arrogance. Lack of US involvement and oversight with their licensed atomic power plants.

      That complacency is not just for foreign-owned nuclear plants, but also extends to the 100 reactor buildings currently operational in America. Regulators are too cozy with the industry and should be banned from taking jobs from the industry they "regulate".

      The power production side of nuclear energy is a deadly archaic industry held together by the nuclear armament needs of the military forces in America, Russia, China, India, UK, France, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel. Commercial reactors provides the materials and/or the cover they need for weapons.

      The US government knew enough from their radiation monitors spread across Japan that they spent $35 million the first week of 311 in a frenetic airlift of civilian family members out of harms way. Obama, his family, and scores of government officials and friends also left conveniently for Brazil just ahead of the first massive plume that swept the Northern Hemisphere.

      • cooterboy

        Sickputer you just blew me away. You tied a lot of loose ends for me. America's leaders were never in the dark about Fukushima and it's potential aftermath and long term consequences. It begs the question of how many West coast, elected gov.officials missed their scheduled state appearances after 3-11?

        RadNet is shut down, lie coming, because we don't have the money according to our do nothing congressman. I wrote my 3 congresswomen and only one replied. In this letter was a big fable, written by a 12 year old going to Disneyland. The narrative below is contained in the letter.

        "While the reactors have since been stabilized..", (oh thank god)

        "EPA increased radiation monitoring to ensure that there were no harmful levels of radiation reaching the US."(for 90 days then RADNET down, DOH checks a total of four fish since 3-11)

        "I am working with my colleagues, leaders in the Obama Admin. and Washington state agencies to closely monitor the cleanup operation at the plant". (I am now completed relieved)

        "The fed. gov. has also addressed questions surrounding radiation from Japan reaching US soil, stating there is *NO* expectation that harmful levels of radiation will reach the US." ???

        Well that pretty much puts a ribbon on it. They are on it!

        Our elected officials know damn good and well the potential radiation risks to the U.S. Our government cannot let GE fail.
        Truly a once in a lifetime event has occurred and the world will be changed…

      • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice


        No need to wrestle flying pigs. Everyone knows pigs can't fly.

        But seriously, the difference between a troll and a psyop is that a troll has a specific agenda to deceive and/or distract and pretty much alternates as he posts. A psyop will give you information that is 95% true, 20% new and unique, and then stuff you with the 5% false agenda.

        And, who runs this website anyway? I never did see anything that claims ownership, sponsorship, or contact information? Heh.

        But seriously, your information is informative. I generally believe we're on the same side. . . 😉

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      NSA swearing in ceremony – "I solemnly swear to hold up the Constitution of the United States of America."

  • Expect radiation releases from Fukushima to increase. Period.

    Give the gift of ENENews until everyone knows. What else to do? Besides go to the combat radiation forum, i don't know. Please all, hang and post wherever it is appropriate to do so.

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  • Socrates

    People realized that they could be downwind from those above – ground tests; now people are realizing that their food from the ocean is down current from multiple nuclear meltdowns.

    People want so badly to believe in something; that is to accept something without proof. That way, they don't have to think analytically.

    Those people vote. Both political parties are pro-nuclear energy. These voters will feed their children contaminated seafood because they need to believe. Obama said it was safe. Bush promoted nuclear energy.

    In Germany, the Greens forced Merkel to start phasing out nuclear energy. Since Bush v. Gore, and under our system, no third party can upset the part – boss system that George Washington wanted us of. Will they tell us next that he was a traitor? Probably so.

    I only vote for antinuclear candidates. Quit accepting anything without evidence. Use what intelligence you evolved with. Believe nothing without evidence.

    Write to your "representatives" and tell them your children want safe seafood and that you are wise to their game, or no money and no vote for them.

    • Socrates

      The seafood truthers must confront these intentional lies in the upcoming elections.

      They absolutely knew. See article below from HuffPo.

      The West Coast will have ten times the Cs-137 than Fukushima because it is headed our way. Japan finances or wars and is willing to kamikaze China for us too. This is a sick symbiotic relationship at best.

      Once the free trade agreements are signed they can sue us for not accepting their products, including contaminated seafood. Wake up, America!

      That sucking sound you hear is the last vestiges of our consumer protection going down the drain. Those poor little children being forced to eat contaminated food at school will be our own so that the globalists can make even more money off the 99%.

    • 4Yahshua

      12~26~5995 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!

      This would be great advice if voting still worked! I believe that I may have voted once in my 66 years (Ross Perot). Voting means NOTHING in a 32 year Bush Senior New World Order under The Vatican's Christian CROSS (Revelation 13:18 Greek Diaglott).
      Fighting the radiation with diet (iodine 12mg., boron, almonds in milk, etc.) is helpful.
      Believing in the Father (Yahweh) and Son (Yahshua) will save and seal you from radiation's cancer, Revelation 14:1! I put "Want uncensored news from Japan?" on envelopes I mail. The MORE people KNOW the better!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, surely it is time for America to awaken from their deep sleep inside a fantasy land…

    • Socrates

      The Americans have been brainwashed by consumerism. So long as they can click on an Ipad they are happy. Radioactive fish and no jobs, no problem.

      Ralph Nader was laughed at when he told us in the 60s that corporate America would sell us bad products and ruin the environment.

      Jill Stein was arrested at the Democratic National Convention.

      No other viewpoints are tolerated.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        When you step out of the box created and then peek back into it and see just how Americans behave and how much they consume on a continual basis, one can only feel sorry for the way they were/have been brainwashed into being/becoming bat-shit crazy. The Roman Empire/Civilization never left the Earth and/or never truly collapsed it simply morphed into what we see all around us today.

        Different colors and flavors but one and the same. No wonder that we now see Mother Earth crying 24/7 in pain every day. 🙁

        • Shaker1

          There is a book that I still consider a favorite since I was in grade school titled 'The Rose and the Ring' by William Thackery. Its basic story is like so many others that we dismiss as 'fairy tales' while never really understanding the lessons that are intended. That lesson is that a bit of misfortune may temper our spirits for our betterment.

          Last night for the hell of it I watched again 'It's A Wonderful Life', that old Frank Capra movie starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. Kind of soppy, but it seems in this day that we miss some of the social comment in the flick. A man trapped by his ethics, he gives up a life of promise to stay in a small town and help the community resist a man whose only motivation is money. Where is that now in our society in which all our representatives have personal fortunes and have no stake in things like health care, or Social Security, yet have the deciding votes? Where heroes are soldiers of fortune in business, and we don't have the guts, sense, or dignity to do little more than fine criminals a small portion of their profits because we've invested our excess labors into their criminal enterprises? There are no social movements, just social inertia without conscience of thought. Maybe a little misfortune is what was needed. There is solidarity in shared misfortune that doesn't seem to exist in its opposite.

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            well said Shaker1, except our road to betterment due to misfortune of global contamination wont help the many species extinct or going extinct. To a degree, the concept of pain=betterment has judeo-christian roots. Look at an innocent young child or pet to see that natural beauty and goodness exists even prior to a life of misery.

            • Shaker1

              In this case (Fukushima), you might be, and I sadly think you are, correct, but the equation of what you speak is outside of any judeo-christian roots, and might be more applicable to the simple process of learning. Innocent young children or pets don't hurt themselves and learn not to repeat the act? There was no religious intention here, although I'll admit that I'm the product of the culture, as the man in the movie and may, at times, speak in what appears to be those terms. But personally, I try to choose words to avoid such allusions, such as using the word 'ethics' rather than 'morals'. It may seem trivial, and the words interchangable, but to me they're hardly such. The dictionary is rather circular in regard to their use, I guess mirroring that common usage. But to use one of the dictionary's examples, they cite 'materialistic ethics' while I could hardly imagnine one saying 'materialistic morals'.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                They are one and the same…

                • Shaker1

                  Again, it's much more lack of discrimination in common usage. The dictionary sums it up like this in relation to what you might consider synonyms:

                  MORAL implies conformity to established sanctioned codes or accepted notions of right and wrong *the basic moral values of a community*. ETHICAL may suggest the involvement of more difficult or subtle questions of rightness, fairness, or equity <committed to the highest ethical principles>

                  Discrimination in language is important. Without such, great mistakes can be made in assumptions (some judeo-christian motive behind my original comment) that weren't intended. Wouldn't you agree, obewan, that words are important, and sometimes our conversational shorthand in light of subjective perceptions can make communication quite muddy? It's not the first time I've had to explain my intent in this context with these specific words.

                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    I might have thought such things at one time, but no longer, as it is the basis of those Judeo-Christian Principles that you see all around our civilization and most certainly the basis for its current existence in context and inside both dilemmas of moral and ethical mannerisms.

                    It is that faith, that any prayer can be answered, that allows the ethics of those prayer's basis to then move forward morally. I pray that I get a better job/higher position or that new car then turns into the ethics of the decisions made to obtain such wants of those then want to be answered prayers. They are clearly the same as the decision to turn in and/or snitch on a coworkers wrong might get you that new job or higher position answering the prayer made and allowing you to buy your new car. The ethics used will then somehow mirror the goal of the prayer desired to be obtained.

                    There is no magic in either the moral or ethical dilemma as many Christians pray for "more of everything" and then work ethically/morally or not to obtain those wants and desires.

                    They are actually one and the same..

                    • Shaker1

                      My point is that ethics can and do exist outside of a religious context. That it's little understood that they do IS the problem which you plainly state. But I look at the dogma of religions and truly wonder how it's so curiously confused. One can be a pious criminal as well as a pious saint, and both at the same time. So a man like John Calvin, who to me is the model of a Christian Fascist can live his principles and be admired for simply doing that? Or one can rail against the CEO of Goldman Sachs, but still must admit that, objectively, he's doing his job well?

                      Do you understand that I agree with you concerning the word? I'm saying that it's important that distinctions be made. Confusions must be challenged, and the 'heroes' of our cultures exposed for the tragedies they are and bring, otherwise one is simply left to bitch in some some anonymous comment section, among friends, or follow along, be a 'made man'. I'm one who asks questions like 'What was Peter, a disciple of non-violent Christ, doing there in the garden with a sword?' Or was what answered Moses from that 'burning' bush with 'I am' making a statement of power as most assume and are taught, or simply stating obvious imperative? That could have been me in that bush, and I could have answered exactly the same.

                      What I'm saying seems to have been recognized by even, and especially, men like the historical Socrates. I might think that he'd understand my point.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                      Shaker1, shy is you diatribe in this thread or any thread on this website? Individuals do not follow the precepts they profess. So what is new? This happens with every belief system that has ever existed. Belief systems are full of people who use those systems to justify psychopathic behaviors. People cloak their dark actions while pretending to be something they are not. Definition of the human species.

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Yes, that would be correct and as animals would we expect anything different/behaviors from so many…I do not think so.

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                Shaker1…misfortune = betterment. This is similar to pain = growth, and "we can win and come out better after Fukushima" Something about this idea is distasteful, as it doesnt consider the damage done, even extinctions. I know that wasnt your intent.

                I was amazed as a kid to learn about wool shirts, self flagellation and really the entire psychology surrounding this largely Abrahamic doctrine. Contrast to Asiatic philosophy that pain exists as a part of the duality of incarnate existence, and that growth and betterment are followed by decay in an endless cycle. Witness the reduced IQ of our own species.

                pain and suffering can also equal dysfunction, psychologically and physically, socially, ecologically. Fukushima will prove this

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            If the US is so terrible, why do they show the movie every year?

            • Shaker1

              Ok. I'll shut up. Sorry if I made someone uncomfortable because I don't and can't accept that it's 'just the way it is', or that I have to use language and example that is common, but offensive to some.

              Codeshutdown, anne, and obewan, understand the above was just that, language and example that is common and understood. I would love to speak as the birds, or the insects, or the fish and be understood.

              By the way, anne, no where in these comments did I say the US in particular was 'terrible', though what I said was in reply to obewan and Socrates specifically using the word 'Americans'. I only stated what I believe is the obvious in relation to political representation and well-chronicled criminality on the part of some. Might your assumption that I feel the 'US is so terrible' be an example of the reason for all my typing?

              I'm done, and please accept my apologies. It was never my intention to offend.

  • jec jec

    China has already stopped imports of shellfish from Western N. America..wonder what information THEY managed to capture from emails and such. One has to think if the NSA can capture emails/etc..that other countries can do the same. Those countries, however, are keeping quiet; but the fact China stopped critical to their citizens shellfish very telling. Those Geouduck Clams..are sold for high dollars in China!

  • rogerthat

    Washington Times:
    December 24, 2013 – As over 50 US Navy sailors who served about the USS Ronald Reagan responding to the 2011 Fukushima disaster report falling ill to cancer, it is critical to ascertain if the National Security Agency intercepted telephone and email communications from Tokyo Electric.

    What garbage. At this rate, MSM will take a long time to learn that you can get fire by rubbing two sticks together. All they had to do was turn on their televisions and watch the plants exploding. Duh.

  • Occupant Occupant

    And then tomorrow the MSM will release the story on scientist announce they found the fountain of youth to live forever, followed by story on chocolate and wine is healthy, exercise and nutritional supplements are bad.

  • ShutItAllDown

    Looks like it's arrived on California beaches…

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    128-cpm right there in the open air, that's freakin' dangerous.

    • hbjon hbjon

      Notice how he kept the counter at chest height. That sand must have been many times that. I take it that it was low tide. The sand acts like a filter and will even make a weak bond to many types of isotopes.

      It becomes obvious that at some point the beaches will need to be shutdown. This was predicted years ago. I say let the tsunami debris sit where it washes up and close the beach.

      • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

        Could've also been in the mist from the waves, it forms a layer from just above the ground to a few tens of feet above.

        I'd also say maybe Tritium, but his counter was showing 30-40 cpm away from the beach, indicating a GM tube which is not sensitive enough.

  • Questionit

    Not giving up their sushi. Talking with some friends yesterday and some people are becoming more aware but are only willing to make small changes.

    Used to be if you bought a Jap car you tried to get one assembled in Japan. Now they said they would try for one assembled in the US. But they would not consider the parts being assembled may have been manufactured or stored in Japan.

    When the subject of sushi was brought up it seems that is just too complicated to worry about. (A couple are big sushi fans.) And trying to worry about where their fruits and veggies come from was not something they were going to worry about at all. They still think the govt will take care of food concerns. Despite discussing the die off along the west coast.

    The general population will have to see some really bad stuff here in the US before changing their lifestyle.

    I couldn't eat sushi or buy a new Jap car (I'll keep fixing little things with my used Jap car) and then have to wonder is the interior got dosed.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Yes, from this point on you will have to question everything you hear, see, touch, smell and eat and breath. 🙁

      Bottom line is: this sucks for all life roaming this planet and this circumstance should have never ever been allowed to occur on this (our only) Planet's surface.

      Ergo: Shut all these Nuclear Rattle Traps down Worldwide! Do it Now!

    • artika rama

      Imagine their government would admit , japan is highly contaminated ,sea is contaminated , water , land , animals , food , everything is radioactive , what then ? what do you think would happen ? What would be the solution ? There is no solution is there ?

      • pure water

        A lot of them, better than this! People can go abroad, young people who intend to have or already have children. This is the way to save a nation.Safe food and water can be provided. People can use proper masks when needed.A lot of suffering could be made less, as less as possible.Those who want to stay will have chosen themselves and will know what they are risking. They will be ready to face the problems.
        Most of the people are more mature than those who rule them!

        • artika rama

          Its not so simple i think .
          First of all it would basically mean the end of japanese economy and thus japan do they want that ?
          Second , their culture is different the western cultures that they would rather not see the problem than admitting they failed.
          I am not saying that they wouldnt tell it to the people , in my opinion they should , people have the right to know , but i have the feeling they dont even want to know , you know what i mean .
          They are making calculations on what to loose / what to gain bases , honesty is out the door looong time ago ,, its all a show what we see on tv,, and while all this is going on thousands are getting poisoned .
          Just last week , a few government officals were tasting some fukushima rice or some produce as a way of convincing people about the safety of the food products from fukushima , and their conclusion was "" hmmm it tastes soo goood ,, must have been cultivated with most care ,, "" thats the government officals conclusion ,, trying to convince people about the safety ,, how scientific is that test ?? How detached from reality ? Can we trust the honesty of those people ? All they think is a calamity has happened , many will die ,shit happens , lets save face ,, and whatever healthy population is left will build the next generation,, move on nothing to see here .

          • artika rama

            As a solution to fukushima problem , i dont think even the best scientists could solve this mess,,even if they would cover it with lead and concrete it would be still thousand of liters of the most poisonous isotopes leaking into the pacific.
            Even the fuel rod removal is very suspicious . Some say they cannot remove anything from those fuel rods which are so badly damaged ,and thus they are building those covers over the units just to keep them out of sight . And the secrecy law is just to keep the cover up .
            In any case i didnt see / hear anyone any university , any organisation , any governement , any scientist coming up with solutions up until now .
            So i say we are fukued up for eternity .

    • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

      "They still think the govt will take care of food concerns."

      Biggest scam of the last 100 years. We're eating GM foods containing DNA that punches holes in bug stomachs and is doused in Glyphosate (Round Up). Our "diet" foods are sweetened with a poison that passed FDA testing only because of the revolving door between (again) Monsanto and the government agency. Livestock is so overdosed with antibiotics and hormones that it breeds resistant strains of bacteria and shows up in the food we eat. Produce becomes contaminated & the FDA has no authority to do anything about it. They cannot release the information we need to keep our families safe and have to "negotiate" a voluntary recall from the companies involved.

      At this point, trying to induce people to care about the safety of the food they eat and feed their families due to radionuclides is pretty much a case of the frog boiling in the pot. Fukushima contamination is just the next ratchet up.

      Be it a man standing at a pulpit once a week or a man standing at a pulpit in Washington, D.C., the masses have been taught since birth to believe anything stated with conviction by the strongest-appearing authority.

  • Shaker1

    But in the meantime…

    Mattel has introduced its new collectable, Nuclear Worker Barbie, complete with a white tyvek suit, pink rubber gloves, respirator, dossimeter, and knee-high rubber boots. It's said that along with this they're planning her own nuke plant with an exploding feature, a replica of the reactor vessels and fuel pools that are exposed upon the rapid, fun disassembly, and a simulated molten blob that they're very hush about as rumor has it they don't quite know where that blob is. The company is quite excited, as the potential to adding other, separately bought features such as a tank farm, robots, cranes, etc. is very great.

    When asked about the ethical considerations of such products, the spokesperson muttered something about money, then just lapsed into Japanese. Curiously, the spokesperson seemed to eerily resemble the current prime minister…

    • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

      That my Halloween costume this year (wish I'd thought of the pink gloves & boots) & nobody knew what it was! We even broke with authenticity and put TEPCO logos and name all over…nada recognition. They thought that was a bug exterminator company.

      • Shaker1

        That's a good costume. Did you just use one of those paper painter's suits?

        You comment about lack of recognition seems to be the norm, if very sad. In conversations with those of whom I'm mere aquaintance bringing up the subject elicits the same every time. "Oh, that's still going on?" Very sad.

        Must be quite pleasant to live in a land of oblivion, huh?

        • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

          White tyvec painter's jumpsuit w/hoodie, boots, gloves, respirator, white duct tape, yellow hardhat…and a BRIGHT YELLOW CDV-715 Civil Defense survey meter (ie 1960's, easily recognizable pop culture icon, right?). Except for the TEPCO logos & name printed out & 3M adhesive'd to the suit, it was about the same as what was handed out to the poor workers in Japan.

          This was in a county that, in my childhood, had a strong (and accurate) reputation for being full of earthy-crunchy, meditation-loving, vegetarian communes. The people who live there now still love to wear the afterimage of those days, but today are far more worried about getting their BMW or Lexus detailed and picking up their dry cleaning before some fundraising or professional dinner that evening. The last geodesic dome house was recently torn down & replaced by a $2.7m McMansion & it was reported as a, "good thing for property values" in the local paper.

  • pkjn

    Japanese government watching international media coverage over Fukushima issue / Le Monde, Washington Post, Guardian etc..
    Fukushima Diary

    The contaminated water management team of Japanese government is watching the international media coverage to control.
    From the material of their latest meeting of 12/18/2013, they discussed how the international media covered Fukushima issue after this August.

    For example, they picked up the article of Le Monde on 8/27/2013 that Japanese government remains passive to Fukushima issue but more forward to restart other nuclear plants or export it.
    Also, the article of the Washington Post on 10/22/2013 was picked up that the contaminated water is affecting the wildlife and the food chain, least Japanese people believe the government to say controlled discharge is safe.

    It is likely that they discussed the future countermeasures for the media coverage.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Yahoo has this video archive on their main page with out any article. Just the video itself. Someone trying to tell us something?

    • bo bo

      Does anybody know if the obamas swam in hawaii this year ?

      • bo bo

        So weird!!! Is it just me or do those photos on the website look totally photoshopped ?
        Scroll down for the album of his 2013 xmas photos

        • bo bo

          Scroll sideways on the photo gallery, to see the oddly artificial photo of him on the beach

        • Questionit

          Go to the bottom of the page and click on the "More about Obamas 2013 Vacation", or something like that.

          It goes to a page that shows pictures from his 2011 and 2012 trips. If you scroll sideways in both you will see another photo of him in the water that really looks photo shopped. His head and face match poorly with his body and the color is odd.

          AND, they use the SAME photo for both his 2011 and 2012 vacation.

          No photo's of his kids in the water that I can find. I doubt he ever got in the water and as you guessed did not even get on the beach. If he did get in the water and on the beach there should be other sources of photo's showing that.

        • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

          Unless they flew the historic Resolute Desk to Hawaii, I'm guessing it's photoshopped. Man, that's cheesy.

          See photo:

          Wikipedia Excerpt: The Resolute desk is a large, nineteenth-century partners' desk often chosen by presidents of the United States for use in the White House Oval Office as the Oval Office desk. It was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and was built from the timbers of the British Arctic Exploration ship Resolute. Franklin Roosevelt had a small door built for the gap to prevent people from seeing his wheelchair. Many presidents since Hayes have used the desk at various locations in the White House, but it was Jackie Kennedy who first brought the desk into the Oval Office in 1961 for President John F. Kennedy.

        • Wright South West Wright South West

          Bo…as a photographer that's a fairly common technique we use using flash as the main light on a backlight subject. We under expose the landscape part on the scene to add drama and the flash then really pops the subject. Had the photo include his feet I could have seen the shadow from the flash to tell if it was fake or not. Since an image like this has 2 light temperatures going on it does give a very fake look. Little did the photographer likely know that there was more drama than he could have imagined lapping at the presidents feet.

          • bo bo

            Please disregard my post… very embarassing, that website is just a satire, so so sorry everybody

            • bf9 Fitz

              It's all good bo, I would like to apologize for the way I went about my own post verifying that. I re-read it and it came across a little mean, I was in a really bad mood last night from a myriad of things and my anger…breached containment…;)

              I can't access the link on my phone at the moment but I read a bit on that site and it's actually pretty funny, provided a chuckle I needed. Care to repost for others?

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      Man the trolls were out in that comment section.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Speaking of airborne releases…

    Local Official: Visible hot mass floated in air and fell for hours after Reactor 3 exploded — “Top secret images” of black smoke falling — Diluted version may have reached Tokyo
    June 14 2012

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I miss the days when the Bayou Corne, Louisiana sinkhole was a runner up in the news here. I guess it could not keep up, and just dropped out of the race.

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