Tokyo Newspaper: 6 in 10 Fukushima children tested have diabetes — Head of Tokyo-area Medical Clinic: We are expecting diabetes in children from Fukushima radiation (VIDEO)

Published: May 16th, 2012 at 6:25 pm ET


During a Press Conference in New York on May 4, 2012 Dr. Junro Fuse, an internist and head of Kosugi Medical Clinic near Tokyo, discussed children, diabetes, and Fukushima radiation:

There are hot spots even within the Tokyo Metropolitan Area that have actually already led to physiological problems/damage.


We are expecting thyroid disorders in children, but also cancers (bladder, leukemia, lung), diabetes.

Now, according to a May 16, 2012 report in the Tokyo Shimbun translated by Fukushima Diary, 60% of Fukushima children tested have diabetes:

Dr. Miura, the director of Iwase general hospital conducted health checkup for people in temporary dwellings in Sukagawa city Fukushima. The result showed 6 in 10 children under 12 years old have diabetes.

Dr. Miura states this is abnormal situation, but is guessing it’s because of the lack of exercise or stress. […]

Published: May 16th, 2012 at 6:25 pm ET


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103 comments to Tokyo Newspaper: 6 in 10 Fukushima children tested have diabetes — Head of Tokyo-area Medical Clinic: We are expecting diabetes in children from Fukushima radiation (VIDEO)

  • "Dr. Miura states this is abnormal situation, but is guessing it’s because of the lack of exercise or stress." This is the pattern of sickness reporting we will see more of. The blame goes to stress and lack of exercise, not radiation exposure.

    • ion jean ion jean

      Some radionuclide we haven't ever thought to test much is probably the cause, something like ruthenium maybe???

      The doctors never bothered to look in all the "dusty corners" at the delicate chemistry our bodies utilize, and there just might be some overlooked isotopes?!?

      • Longjohn119

        For the first time in history we have a complete core meltdown. At no time before this has a reactor core completely liquified, completely melted down (Not even at Chenobyl)

        Any scientist that tells you he knows exactly the effects of that is a liar of the worst sort …

      • RutherfordsGhost

        Ruthenium, and its many chemical forms and isotopes are very interesting. In the body, Ruthenium attaches to anionic polysaccharides and sugars, as well as the centrosome – which is the cellular centrosomal processing unit of the cell.
        We have used it as a low toxicity contrast agent for x-ray work – however its one glitch is that it shuts down the patients immune system. I have estimated that small quantities (I won't state here, but sometimes *much* less than microgrammes) of Ru will shut down a persons white cells, T cells and basophiles simply by attaching to the lipo-poly-saccharides which coat the cell membranes of these cells in the blood.
        It doesn't take much – but it is reversible – with time. Certainly an alternative is transplant patients where Rapamycin and Cyclosporin can't be used.
        You couple this with ongoing exposure to ionising radiation, stress, and poor diet – and there is a recipe for disaster.

        PS: Handle Ruthenium and its oxides/amines in a fume hood, fully suited with a respirator. Always test your Ruthenium source for activity, and always use naturally mined sources.

        • ion jean ion jean

          Wow RG, thanks for the Ru detail…I noticed an abundance of it in fission products, but honestly I pulled it outta my hat for a diabetes link…as an herbalist, now that you mention polysaccharides and sugars…my intuition makes sense.

      • Anthony Anthony

        You are probably right. Makes me wonder if its the MOX somehow or the plutonium? 60% is off the charts.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      "The prevalence of diabetes is increasing in Japan, and it is estimated that more than 12 million Japanese people are hyperglycemic. This high prevalence is most likely the result of a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors specific to Japan. The lifestyle and diet of the Japanese population have changed significantly since the end of World War II. In general, the Japanese have become more sedentary and they consume more fat than in the past. (…)
      Genetic characteristics common to many Japanese may also contribute to their higher prevalence of diabetes. The Japanese have a higher prevalence of polymorphisms for at least three genes that code for proteins thought to play key roles in lipid and glucose metabolism: the beta 3-adrenergic receptor, the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ, and calpain-10. The interaction between changes in lifestyle and the ‘thrifty’ genotype characteristic of many Japanese people may play a significant role in the increasing prevalence of diabetes and associated cardiovascular risk in this population."

      I surely would like to see how many kids in Fuku were diagnosed with diabetes two years ago.

      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        And how's the situation in other prefectures in the far south?

      • snowwy snowwy

        according to WHO in 2000 there were 6,765,000 cases of diabetes in Japan

        • snowwy snowwy

          at the same time the population count was 126,925,843 (2000)

          • arclight arclight

            for every eighteen people there was 1 diabetic

            in the uk

            "Most health experts agree that the UK is facing a huge increase in the number of people with
            diabetes. Since 1996 the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 1.4
            million to 2.6 million. By 2025 it is estimated that over four million people will have diabetes.
            Most of these cases will be Type 2 diabetes, because of our ageing population and rapidly rising
            numbers of overweight and obese people. "


            so in the uk after a near doubling of the diabetes stats we have for 27 people only one with diabetes…

            there is an existing very high rate in japan??? wow!

            caused by nuclear power plant emissions over the decades?? timing is good for the uk increase too! not the sole cause maybe but a contributory one..

            • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

              Hi arc, I was surprised to see that apparently different populations are genetically at higher or lower risk of developing diabetes. Though I think munching vinegar crisps never helps….

              *love them, though

      • GeoHarvey

        I wonder whether it would be possible to feed any group of people, and restrain their activity, badly enough to produce a 60% incidence of diabetes. You might make 100% of them sick, but they would have many disorders.

      • The average is between 1.5 to 3% with either or both Type 1 and Type 11, based on study with 9 million kids in Tokyo. Fuku should be no different.

  • GeoHarvey

    I have never seen anything so sad.
    It angers me to see governments, and business so completely in denial while things are so wrong.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Yep, the general population isn't aware that diabetes and heart attacks is from radiation.

    • NoNukes NoNukes

      Knowing that they have been able to keep the lid on the fact that nuclear causes diabetes and heart attacks, I suppose it shouldn't surprise that they can keep the largest industrial catastrophe in our history quiet, too. It still shocks me, though, every day.

      • goathead goathead

        I think it's time to review the Hippocratic oath me thinks!! Did it ever exist in Japan???

        • richard richard

          The Hippocratic Oath (Ορκος) is perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts

          "one of the oldest binding documents in history. Written in antiquity, its principles are held sacred by doctors to this day: treat the sick to the best of one's ability, preserve patient privacy, teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation, and so on"

          "Contrary to popular belief, the Hippocratic Oath is not required by most modern medical schools

          It also does not explicitly contain the phrase, "First, do no harm," which is commonly attributed to it"

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Yes, I too was completely unaware of any of the health affects of radiation exposure prior to 3/11. As you said, it does cause heart attacks, as well as other circulatory issues (see the latest study on Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors in yesterday's enenews article) and organ damage.

      This fact hit home in my circle of family and friends living in WA and CA states: friend in L.A. died in December of a massive stroke, leaving two small children. 🙁 Another friend in Southern CA had a heart attack and was diagnosed with diabetes, again, this past December.

      My elderly mother had a stoke and started to have kidney failure last June, after being exposed to the highest levels of I-131 found by the EPA in the city next to hers, Anaheim.

      Many, many other friends' elderly parents passed away or had strokes, as well as younger adults having heart attacks this past year.

      Too many to be mere coincidences.

      • richard richard

        @WATK – no offense, but seriously, you didn't know the health effects of radiation prior to 3/11 ?

        I'm actually a bit stunned by that. We've lived in the nuclear age for over 50 years and yet that information had never crossed your desk?

        I've grown up living in fear of nuclear annilation. The nukers have been my terrorist all my life. We've been presented with giga loads of data on bombing and the effects – hence I've always despised the industry to the core.

        Admittedly I've had to learn more details in the last 14 months, I didn't actually know about seiverts – I thought we'd be talking in curies or some such – with geiger counters that go dit dit with pancakes and all.

        These days I carry the Ekotect and it gives me constant reports on the seiverts level.

        Not only did the world tilt on 3/11, evrything flipped, we have a new paradigm. It's never going to be the same.

        • What-About-The-Kids

          I obviously should clarify my statement. 🙂 I should not have said I was unaware of "any" of the possible health effects of radiation exposure. Of course I knew nuclear bombs were bad and could kill large populations, as they did at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I had seen documentaries growing up showing badly burned victims of the bombings, but the emphasis (at least, in my young mind) was on the burns received, and not on any health damages specifically due to radiation exposure.

          It was only after Fukushima blew, that I began researching online for information about possible health effects. I distinctly remember hearing Arnie say it was the worst industrial accident in the history of the world which had the effect to wake me up enough to realize that this was DEADLY SERIOUS.

          And the rest, as they say, is history. Or will be, and a sad history it will be.

          • richard richard

            cool, it's can be easy to misread or not read all of someone elses comments – thanks for that 🙂

            • What-About-The-Kids

              You're welcome, Richard. 🙂

              Just learned today about yet another elderly parent of a friend who passed away last October. She had an autoimmune disease. So many with already compromised immune systems were hit hard by Fukushima fallout. Sigh…

        • nohobear nohobear

          I think we've all gotten an education post 3/11. I too considered myself fairly well informed about radiation fallout. I knew specific isotopes affected the body in specific areas. I knew of the genetic mutations, the stillbirths, the cancers. I knew about half lives, and bioaccumulation. Even so, it wasn't until Fukushima that I learned about heart attacks and diabetes attributable to the effects of radiation.

          Such has been the power of the nuke industry to successfully downplay/hide these side effects. I don't have any kids in school. I'd be curious what the high school science textbooks of 2012 cover about man made radiation. I imagine, as with just about every other subject, it's been dumbed down purposefully. Please tell me they don't use "Our Friend, Mr. Radiation" by Anne Coulter.

          If anyone hasn't seen it, check out the movie "Idiocracy". Funny and frightening at the same time, because it's happening now.

          • richard richard

            "Primary School Science Club 2006-2007 Year End Report"

            "This has been a very busy year for the Primary School Science Club, started by the Oak Ridge/Knoxville sections of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and Women in Nuclear (WIN)."


            "This is the second year WIN has presented the Club
            at this conference, and each time the Club presentation has received superlative reviews from the class participants. Participation to present at this event is by invitation and WIN has been invited back for next year"

            R: have a go at the quaint atom logo

          • richard richard

            Launch a rocket. Build a robot. Blow something up. :O

            Nuclear Engineering Camp

            Rising high school juniors and seniors and those going into their freshman year of college


          • What-About-The-Kids

            Thanks, NoHoBear. I'll have to check out "Idiocracy." I can use a laugh and a cathartic experience after all of this. At least, I hope I can bring myself to laugh. But the title sounds like it would reveal the farce in a somewhat satirical light, yes?

      • Chelsea_

        My best friend, 31 years old, passed away about a month and a half ago. Coroner's report cites "natural causes". She literally wasn't feeling "well" for about a month, with no "known cause", maybe "a virus", went to bed one night around 9pm, and her husband found her, already gone, at midnight. It's still haunting us all. In Ohio, right along the jetstream (Toledo).

        • What-About-The-Kids

          I am so sorry for your loss, Chelsea. 🙁 It is heartbreaking to lose a loved one. I just lost mother in March, nearly a year to the day that the MOX-filled plume from the multiple explosions in Reactor/SFP3 at Fukushima reached the West Coast. I know instinctively it was the cause of her stroke and signs of kidney failure.

          In addition to what I wrote above, I also heard from a friend that one of their young cousins, just age 30, suddenly just collapsed and died last year as well. And an older relative, age 50, had a sudden heart attack and died as well. And a mother-in-law. And a grandmother of one of my child's friends just had a stroke last month. And too many other similar stories. Just too surreal to believe this is happening to so many…

          May you find peace and comfort and strength during this difficult time,Chelsea. You are welcome and supported by our little enenewer community here. 🙂

          Hugs and good night.

        • Bobby1

          I am very sorry too, Chelsea. I have never gotten over the loss of my mother to leukemia many years ago. Some wounds do not heal.

          A very good friend of mine was lost to cancer shortly before Fuku.

        • Anthony Anthony

          I was told about a middle aged woman I know who was passenger in a truck on the highway. She was feeling kinda off, laid down and took a nap in back seat and simply died. She was in her 50s. Was a very strange death.

          • What-About-The-Kids

            Where was this, Anthony? Here in WA state last month, we had a bus driver, age 43, who had a heart attack while driving some middle schoolers. One of the students saved the day, steering the bus to the side of the road. Sadly, the driver later died:


            • richard richard

              wow.. the bus driver – only 43 – this is getting intense and it could have been such a nasty outcome to that.

              you're not serious.. you guys are starting to scare me.

              I see Donna Summer just died at 63 from cancer as well.

              If thie is radiation related, what is really going on in Japan?

              • What-About-The-Kids

                I wish we knew, Richard. The sheer amount of health issues and deaths we've witnessed over the past year is really starting to creep me out, as they say.

                I just read today that WA State officials believe our lovely pertussis (Whooping Cough) epidemic, up to nearly 1500 reported cases this season, is likely to CONTINUE till the end of the year and double to a projected 3,000!


                What happened to a limited number of months for a "cold and flu season?" A year-long pertussis epidemic? They now are offering free booster shots to adults and kids. (the vaccine apparently wears off and loses efficacy over time.)

                What is really going on indeed…

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          You live in hot spot and all of this radiation contamination combines locally and from the jet stream and then it bio-accumulates..

          Move away..if you can.

  • goathead goathead

    This is a classic psychological scenario where the perpetrator relieves themselves of all responsibility by blaming the victim for their own unease and suffering. This is a most cowardly act and can only be dealt with by issuing a frontal lobotomy to Dr. (questionable) Miura!!!!!

  • chooselife55

    Rebounders for oldsters and youngsters with or without handle. "Stagnant or inadequate lymph flow is associated with the onset of many symptoms and illnesses, including bursitis in the shoulders, bunions, joint stiffness or soft tissue spasms, dry flaking skin, bad breath, body odors, lethargy, depression, and cancer. Unlike the circulatory system with the heart as its pump, the lymph system lacks a pump to move the fluid. It is vital that the lymph fluids continue to flow in order to eliminate waste from the body. The flow is dependent on muscle contractions and body movements, massage and other forms of compression, and gravity. One of the best ways to stimulate this flow is by exercising." I have a rebounder and my husband who is 67 rebounds most days, works 8+ hrs on his feet and is healthy. I do not have a financial interest in the company, just has some good info on why rebounding is healthy. And you can stay indoors and rebound.

  • richard richard

    i smell the scent of snake oil

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Rebounding and exercise are great for cleansing the lymphatic system. What chooselife55 said about the lymphatic system is true. I have chronic Lyme disease, and my "worst enemy" is a plugged-up lymphatic system. I go to great lengths to detox. Red root tincture (Native American remedy) and Burbur tincture are also great for cleansing the lymphatic system, as is sauna. Far infrared sauna not recommend for people with autoimmune disorders.

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        I have chronic lyme, too. The book Healing Lyme by Steven Boehner saved my life. Red root rocks. I'll look into the BurBur tincture. Thanks for the post.

      • richard richard

        gotchya taters. you know, as i read more of the health conditions of you northern-hemis 🙂 i sense there is a lot of dis-ease going on over there, that, i suppose, we don't get it so much down under.

        sometimes i read the health reports and i'm am concerned, many do talk about some affliction and the ratio seems high. could just be me. i feel pretty good. in fact, just going out the door for some exercise in the cool evening.

        sorry if i ranted on too much there. still learning, every day 🙂

        • What-About-The-Kids

          Hey Richard. Sounds good to me. Got room at your house for us sick and weary N. Hemispherians? ;-D LOL

          Just stay far away from the Aussie uranium mine tailings blowing into the atmosphere and the occasional rogue plume from Fuku (and who knows where else) and you should be just fine. 😉

  • SteveMT

    [A time bomb indeed; A totally preventable time bomb.]
    DNA and Mitochondrial Time Bombs: Uranium, Mercury and Diabetes
    By Mark Sircus – December, 2008

    Forget Cancer, forget AIDS, Diabetes is fast becoming the king of all chronic disease which is decimating the human race.

    The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta declares that 33% of the babies born this year will be diabetic by the year 2050. — Dr. Alan Cantwell

    Diabetes, which is expanding almost exponentially in the world today, can in part be traced to the increasing radiation to which we are all being exposed. Every physician knows that radiation can lead to cancer, but making a connection between depleted uranium (DU) and diabetes seems ludicrous at first glance. Unfortunately it is not.
    More at:

    • americancommntr

      Here is "Mercury, Autism, and the Global Vaccine Agenda", by Michael Ayoub, MD.

      It is long but if you watch it you can hear how the "Elite" and other population reduction advocates have for scores of years been involved in deliberate efforts to cause death, retardation, sterility, and lower death rates. They know what mercury does to intelligence, health, and fertility and they have taken it upon themselves to hit every 86th child in the head with the sledgehammer of autism, deliberately. At least the parents who are uninformed or don't care.

      • americancommntr

        higher death rates, sorry

      • WildTurnip WildTurnip

        Dr. David Ayoub is a shining light in the darkness of autism. Just thinking about this makes me cry… there is so much that I have painstakingly forgotten over the years. Far too hurtful to remember. There is nothing that will change my mind about this — mercury in vaccines (and amalgam fillings in my mouth) caused my daughter's autism.

        Back almost 20 yrs ago when my daughter was born, most didn't have computers and internet — and when we did, dedicated parents searching for answers joined email lists. There were no fancy websites for us back then. We compared symptoms and vaccine schedules, vitamin therapies, dietary changes, dug through medical abstracts and kicked up a fuss. Now autism is a word heard every day, partly because of the huge rise in cases that could no longer be hidden and ignored, but also because of the parents of damaged children. Kinda like what's happening now with the radiation. Let's hope it doesn't take 20 years to make the people of the world recognize what nuclear energy is doing to us and our planet.

        • What-About-The-Kids

          You can be proud of your pioneering efforts and persistence to try and uncover the root causes of your daughter's autism. Good for you! 🙂

          I am guessing you already saw this latest study, confirming that, in a small number of cases, autism can be causes by de nuovo mutations (near or at conception), some of which seem to be linked to the age of the father. Just in case you hadn't seen it yet:

          It is just a matter of time before researchers will be able to pinpoint radiation exposure as causal evidence for various diseases and genetic mutations. In fact, last May, German scientists published their findings of a "radiation fingerprint," a genetic marker in children of Chernobyl who had thyroid cancer due to their exposure to fallout from Chernobyl:

          They were able to prove a definitive link between the children's exposure to radioiodine (I-131), and their thyroid cancer diagnosis. This is very encouraging, as it will help us hold accountable those responsible for poisoning our children and us with man-made nuclear radiation exposure. Once we can trace our radiation-induced diseases back to their radiation source, accountability of the nuclear industry will start to happen.

          It's just a matter of time…

          • WildTurnip WildTurnip

            That doesn't apply in my daughter's case — her father was 23 at the time! But thanks for your kind words and the link(s).

            • What-About-The-Kids

              You're welcome! 🙂

              I supplied the link to the study more to show that we are getting closer to showing some of the possible genetic causes of autism, which could be caused by mutations of the genes due to exposure to environmental toxins such as radiation, mercury, etc.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              There is an article about autism caused by radiation exposure in the forum on effects of low level radiation. Also mercury in vaccines is a cause. And the vaccines themselves are shown to be a fraud and may also be a cause.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Check out the GAPS diet. There is hope.

  • arclight arclight

    "…….viii Situation of children
    2.27 Most schools outside the evacuation zone opened in April 2011
    The government established in April 2011 that a very high amount of radiation of 3.8μSv/hour would constitute the limit to decide whether children may attend elementary and junior high school

    54 . After receiving criticism of this decision, on May
    27, 2011, the government announced that it aimed to lower radiation exposure in school
    facilities to 1 mSv/year and that it would provide financial support to reduce the amount of radiation in the soil. Although the decontamination activity of school soil has been
    conducted in all affected areas, the airborne radiation level has still been significantly high in many schools in affected areas.

    Without any proper guidance from the government, the school children resumed outdoor activities, such as play and sports games, without any protective measure.

    Most children are eating school lunch based on food products produced in affected areas. .." cont

    • arclight arclight

      "…..2.28 In sum, the problems elaborated above raised concerns as to failure of the government to perform its obligation under Article 12 of the ICESCR. Many Fukushima residents still run the risk of high-level nuclear exposure. Effective remedies are not given for self-evacuation.

      Decontamination activities are ineffective. Moreover, health services are not provided in a timely fashion, which resulted in the significant number of ‘disaster-related deaths’ surpassing that of the Hanshin Earthquake…"

      and this

      "…In the Guiding Principles, the UN Special Rapporteurs on Internally Displaced Persons suggested that ‘children … expectant mothers, mothers with young children, female heads of household, persons with disabilities and elderly persons, shall be entitled to protection and assistance required by their condition and to treatment which takes into account their special needs.’

      60 The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (hereinafter, ‘IASC’) also published the Guideline, emphasizing that in establishing
      emergency shelters, the Government should ‘use a participatory approach that engages women and people at risk’ and ‘consult women in particular about privacy and security’

      61. This approach was reaffirmed in the Operational Guidelines released in 2011…"

      this is a report on fukushima.. worth a look!

      • arclight arclight

        this is the "human rights now" website link to human rights issues in japan

        amd this little tit bit from the japanese bar association! interesting..

        Submission to the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the
        Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

        "…Shift in nuclear energy policy
        a Background
        266.The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant incident demonstrated that safety of nuclear power plants cannot be ensured against natural phenomenon, especially against the earthquakes and tsunami that frequently occur in Japan.

        It also became clear that there would be serious and widespread radioactive contamination of natural environment and living conditions when an accident occurs at nuclear power plant facility.
        There will be more serious consequences if reprocessing and plutonium for thermal use are further promoted…."

        they are only talking about nuclear power plants.. and the medical, scientific and usa military reactors are still on llne and probably awaiting an earthquake or tsunami to pollute a wide area like the budapest institutes medical reactor has in europe..

        CRIIRAD have issued a warning against milk products leafy veg etc for children and pregnant women concerning budapest… and the IAEA?? NOWHERE TO BE…

      • What-About-The-Kids

        Thanks, Arclight! Excellent finds, as usual. 🙂 I love the fact this NGO Human Rights Now is pushing for better standards to protect the children at school.

        I was actually surprised their recommendations list at the end was so short! But looks can be deceiving, of course, as these changes in the food testing process will take a lot of effort, so I think it was wise of them to limit the list to focus on these vital areas. Our children's health should be foremost in everyone's minds!

        Thanks again! 🙂

  • rooks rooks

    Small world – my oldest son was born at this hospital 10 years ago. It is not state of the art. At least it wasn't back then.

    • arclight arclight

      hi rooks

      its good to see that the medical centre has people of integrity working there!! now for the childrens rights act from the UN would underpin this data that is coming out nicely… the UN seems to want to keep the world .. and more importantly the 350, 000 children of fukushima prefecture waiting till the last minute..

      they have some heavy hitters in the childrens charities pushing for some common sense…

      hey rooks have you got the link to donate for your wonderful families move!! its nearly friday and i cant find the original link… i am sure admin wont mind 😉 especially as those nasty pro nukers were trying to make some rubbish bitter points against you and yours…

      thanks for the link in advance… my regards to the family.. keep up the good work bro! (gotta crash now, will check the link tommorrow.. peace)

      • arclight arclight

        Why Is the U.S. Against Children’s Rights?
        America refuses to adopt U.N. guidelines that it helped draft more than 20 years ago. Are we still in the dark ages?

        January 24, 2012

        "…The Convention was adopted in 1989 to promote basic human rights for children everywhere, but the latest effort to extend those protections underscores a disturbing truth: the United States is one of only two U.N. member countries not to have ratified the original Convention (the other country is Somalia — which doesn’t have a functioning government.) The Convention was drafted during the Reagan and Clinton administrations — with a great deal of influence from the United States — but has never been presented to the Senate for consent, which is the final step to ratification. Why?…."

        • arclight arclight

          Groups opposing ratification

          "…The non-ratification of the treaty so far is due to opposition by some political and religious conservatives to the treaty, some of whom claim it conflicts with the United States Constitution.[13]
          Active opposition to the Convention in the United States has been concentrated in politically conservative groups.[13], page 83 Senator Jesse Helms, the former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described it as a "bag of worms," an effort to "chip away at the U.S. Constitution."[18] Some Americans oppose the CRC with the reasoning that the nation already has in place everything the treaty espouses, and that it would make no practical difference.[19].."

          • richard richard

            it's the typical criminal and US attitude .. get the advantage, ignore the rules, while forcing everyone else to play by the rules.

            • Max1 Max1

              The rules are:
              America doesn't have to play by the rules.

              You kind of have to read the fine print…

        • ion jean ion jean

          Senate is too busy taking bribes from lobbyists disguised as friendship with colleague…

          I always thought children's rights here are granted to parents alone…I'd hate to think of a govt thinking they own the being that I and God created…I like the legal power I can wield with the systems like public ed and health freedom…I wouldn't ever surrender that to a third party…I can be trusted!

          Now the truth comes out about yet another epidemic chronic ailment that currently plagues the US, since about, hmmm, 1946 or 47, like cancer, immune disorders, hypothyroid, arthritis, things are getting clearer all the time!

          • americancommntr

            I agree. The US and some state governments already nearly think they own everybody's kids as it is. AND ANYONE THINKS WORLD GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS COULD DO A GOOD JOB?

          • What-About-The-Kids

            I think you may misunderstand what the convention's purpose is: It is to give the CHILDREN rights which they may not currently have in nations of the world. It is to protect children by spelling out their rights clearly and in way that could be held up in a court of law.

            It's not about any government "owning" children. 🙂

        • Max1 Max1

          Why Is the U.S. Against Children’s Rights?

          … America shuns human rights at its convenience.

          One killing = murder
          100,000 killed = Foreign Policy.

  • arclight arclight

    this from the childrens rights campaign..

    "As a U.S. citizen who supports U.S. ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), I urge you to make it your priority to send the CRC to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent by November 20, 2012.

    Around the world, the CRC is an important tool to promote protections and rights for the most vulnerable and marginalized children, and to support the importance of families and parents. I believe that it will strengthen our nation's ability to help children overseas, and provide a framework to help us better address challenges facing children and families here at home. Mr. President, you are a champion for human rights and for children's rights. As you know, the United States stands with Somalia as the only holdouts from ratifying the CRC, the most widely accepted human rights instrument in history. The conspicuous absence of the United States as a party to the CRC undermines our nation's international leadership role on behalf of children and families.

    The United States cannot move forward on ratification, however, unless the President submits this treaty to the Senate for its advice and consent. Although administration officials have promised to review the treaty, there is no specific timeframe for submitting it to the Senate. … cont

  • arclight arclight

    …… I ask you to submit the CRC to the Senate by the next Universal Children's Day. The United Nations and its member countries observe this day annually to promote the welfare and protection of the world's children. By sending the CRC to the Senate by November 20, 2012, Mr. President, you will demonstrate your commitment to the values enshrined in the treaty.

    November 2012 marks 23 years since the UN adopted the CRC, and 17 years since President Clinton signed it – I think that's more than enough time to review this important treaty…"

    and this link

    • arclight arclight

      the petition finished at the end of january.. i am unable to find a response…. 🙁

      • arclight arclight

        the children of fukushima, belarus and kazahkstan are waiting obama!! the eyes of the world are looking… QQ

        • richard richard

          is there a nobel peace prize in it.. i'm sure he'd like two on the mantelpiece.

          • arclight arclight

            the norwegian "taking the peeese prize eh?" he could still be magnanamous like the emporers of old and do something to earn the peace prize.. now here is obamas chance! otherwise he WILL have to just return the peace prize so as to not sully the good names of people that actually earned it like

            30th January 2012
            Trident Ploughshares Founder Angie Zelter Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize


            i think i am still not asleep?? that last link is worth a look see too! good template for japanese activism… and you get the nobel peace prize too! err when obama gives his back or makes good then it would be cool to share the prize with the wonderful Angie and others! 😉

            • richard richard

              @arclight, thanks so much for that insight.. that's fantastic .. the best nomination .. i wonder who will actually get it though.

              Wow, Angie Zelter is a protesting powerhouse. Lessons to be learned from her.

              friggin obama might as well just sh_t all over that peace prize he holds, it just makes me wanna puke.

            • snowwy snowwy

              he should have no accepted the nobel peace prize anyway… nobody and especially no politician should take a nobel peace prize on the strength of a pre election promise.

              vote for me! i promise there will be galactic peace, everyone holds hands, i will single handedly eliminate corruption and i will feed every person on this planet. i will make it rain in the desert and dry floods by inventing a plug hole system and i will create utopia!

              yes i can … yes, you can (kiss my sweet behind as i will in reality make myself a very wealthy puppet)

              vote for me.

              PS: my memory is very short… about 30 days short…

  • arclight arclight

    and goodnight

    no nukes never!

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Goodnight to you, Arclight! Thank you for all your wonderful contributions here. 🙂

      It especially warms my heart to see that you care so much about/our children, our most precious of all our "resources." Thanks for "having their backs", as the American expression goes. 🙂

  • Sam Sam

    Hope and Change. Obama given the Nobel Peace prize to help him bring about A Change in
    the World for Peace. He has totally betrayed the honor and his soul has been sold to
    whom? We all know the answers.

    His statement that there is no harm to America from
    Fukushima while he jets to Brazil to avoid the oncoming Nuclear Radiation will be
    the crown of thorns he will be remembered by. Very sad indeed.

    is there hope?; maybe his daughters with their love for their father will speak truth to power.

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      This can all end very quickly and in a very positive way, if women stop having 'intimate relations' with all men who hold the reigns of power; nuclear, weapons, war, corporations, etc.

      Women have all of the power.

      All problems would be solved in a couple of weeks if women decided NO MO, until the men decide to do the right thing.

      • What-About-The-Kids

        LOL! 😀 The old Lysistrata strategy, huh? (As they say, there are no new story plots since the Greeks.)

      • richard richard

        always like your posts AGR. a couple of points here.. first, the women would be missing out.. now how long do you really think they can hold out 😉

        secondly, i'm sure TPTB would simply just go all incestuous in a dark room together (oh, hang on, they already are). Or use a tax-payer credit card to call a girl.

        i could take this meme further, but for the sake of the kiddies watching at home I'll stop here 🙂

  • ML

    Lipoic Acid helps mitochondria and helps diabetics, based on reducing oxidative stress. Ionizing radiation is a major source or oxidative stress which is why it causes increased aging. Linus Pauling Institute: "Our other project involves an appreciated but under-researched aspect of aging, namely, the profound increased susceptibility to a variety of oxidative and xenobiotic insults. For this, we found that glutathione (GSH), a major cellular detoxicant, declines markedly with age. This loss is due to an age-dependent attenuation in activity and levels of gamma-glutamylcysteine ligase (GCL), the rate-controlling enzyme for GSH synthesis. Both basal and inducible GCL expression is controlled by Nrf2, a transcription factor that binds to the Antioxidant Response Element in its 5’ untranslated region. We now have evidence that Nrf2-dependent gene transcription becomes dysregulated with age, resulting in loss of GCL expression and potentially many of the nearly 400 other detoxication enzymes also controlled by this transcription factor. However, treatment with (R)-alpha-lipoic acid (LA) and other dithiol compounds re-regulates Nrf2-mediated gene expression, thereby increasing GSH levels and the ability to withstand oxidative insult. Our ongoing research seeks to define the exact mechanism(s) leading to Nrf2-mediated transcriptional dysregulation with age and also how LA acts to increase resistance to environmental toxins in the elderly." It isn't just for elderly.

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Thanks, ML! Fascinating stuff! My parents read a lot of Linus Pauling's work, in the late 1970's, when my father was fighting cancer. Sadly, they caught his cancer too late, but I know he would take such supplements like high vitamin C doses as prescribed by Dr. Pauling.

      Appreciate your contributions here. I'm inspired to learn more and will revisit his website.


  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Speaking of children's cancers, diseases and nuclear power plants…..

    Dr. Ernest Sternglass PhD; Childhood Cancers/Deaths Caused By Nuclear Power Plants; via A Green Road Blog

    • What-About-The-Kids

      Thanks, AGreenRoad. Glad to have you back, with your links to your compilation of a wide offering of educational articles available online, easily found by checking your comprehensive blog. 🙂

      Keep up the good work!

    • arclight arclight

      great link a green road.. 🙂


  • Max1 Max1

    TEPCO logic = These kids were though too much about getting diabetes and so they got it.

  • Max1 Max1

    yttrium 90 (strontium 90) —-> DIABETES.

    When even drinking the water leads down the path of death…
    … You know you've done took the wrong turn somewhere.

    Even Alice in Wonderland was never this macabre…
    … And Alice got to crawl out alive.

  • arclight arclight

    more info about the campaign for the rights of children here.. if you have an interest in childrens rights, the CRIN website is worth a good look, especially japan.. (CRIN child rights international network uk )

    "….CRC 60th Session

    Below are the Alternative Reports that have been submitted by NGOs for the 60th Session, which opens on 29 May in Geneva.

    Alternative Reports submitted on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC):.."

  • RutherfordsGhost

    We cure Type I diabetes here with Xenograph transplants from porcine islet cells, derived from 'Captain Porkers' – pigs left by Captain Cook. The first patient has no problems after 9 years.
    Type II is cured with gastric bypass.

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