Watch: Berkeley unanimously passes Fukushima resolution — Officials: “Very serious… I’m quite sobered by it”; “I’m glad we’re taking a stand”; State should get involved; Affects entire coast, we all need to get together and take action; “Work of activists… is paying off with public support” (VIDEO)

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City of Berkeley City Council Meeting, Dec. 17, 2013:

Watch the meeting here (starts at 2:20:00 in)

See also: Berkeley official requests Health Dept. inform public of elevated risks from Fukushima contamination; Council to vote on plan next week -- Fairfax Official: "No one's monitoring radiation levels on West Coast... Gov't is not doing its job" (VIDEO)

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83 comments to Watch: Berkeley unanimously passes Fukushima resolution — Officials: “Very serious… I’m quite sobered by it”; “I’m glad we’re taking a stand”; State should get involved; Affects entire coast, we all need to get together and take action; “Work of activists… is paying off with public support” (VIDEO)

  • name999 name999

    well done!!! Bravo. Community action works;-]


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    • deaddolphins simonhhh

      Fantastic….but considering the hideous damage already done over 1000 days to the pacific ocean and west coast….2 years too late…its like they've been all asleep at the wheel….I still don't believe they understand the sheer magnitude of an apocalypse not seen in world history….[1000's of Chernobyls]


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      • Rufus

        The truly amazing thing is how few people realize how bad this is.
        We read here everyday that this is approaching total death for the Pacific.
        We read that it is all heading for the west coast (already there actually).
        Yet, people seem oblivious to the facts, to the truth… that in fact, it is already too late.
        My only question is where are all the refugees going to go when they do finally figure out what has happened.


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        • Bones Bones

          To anyone with a big heart and enough of a stable footing to support them while they adjust to American life. A website with some encryption for communication to connect these people and perhaps a corporation setup just for this purpose. It would provide intense legal cover and allow Japanese to fulfill certain visas requirements. Help them enroll in school, etc. These are all ways to get those that are aware and want to leave the hell out of dodge!


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          • Bones Bones

            If the governments want us all dead and suffering so they can make nuclear bombs then they will never do what is neccesary and an obligation to all humans. Sometimes there are things you must do and the state is not doing anything except lying and decieving everyone that doesn't dig any deeper. Time for a new strategy using the states' legal systems for power and control and setting up our own systems that provide legal immunity allowing us to get things done like massive surveys of huge swaths of the U.S. particularly the West Coast and helping get Japanese out of there, and a bunch of other things that would help at least allay some of the human suffering and the lack of information. Once the majority of people see actual data and massive media campaigns to disseminate it through the "magic" of media, people WILL wake up. They are just inundated with lies and the few outlets of truth are then minimalized through concerted campaigns and their use of applying to authority. This will give us all the credibility we need in the fake culture addicts of which at least millions believe as reality.


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          • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

            While I understand the legal need to incorporate or form another limited liability structure, I fear the rise of the "professional non-profit" agencies of the past decade, and that they would get there first and grab all the funding. Preventing that should be a high priority at the onset. I like the idea of starting an alternate (non facebook, etc) private social network to facilitate progress. Perhaps the private forum isn't dead after all…


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    • bo bo

      Dear Mayor Tom Bates
      I wish you were our president.


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      • [Applause]

        "…the state health department SHOULD BE involved in this."
        – Mayor Bates

        'Should be', but they're not. Why is that? ;)

        It's going on 3 YEARS, 3 MELTDOWNS, nonstop, with no end in sight and all that any agency or it's experts will say is 'there is no immediate concern'.

        The Nuclear Industry and it's supporters have been lying and will continue to lie, cover up, raise limits, not release data, 'pass the buck' and misdirect the truth at all cost.
        (keywords = truth, cost)

        The city should buy rad detectors for each city resident and 'bill it' to the state health department. Maybe put rad sniffers for garbage trucks and police cars and 'Safecast' the city. Drones can do rad mapping now too.

        Don't rely on the state or any federal agency to do YOUR rad readings if you want the truth.

        http://blog.safecast.org/


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    • nedlifromvermont

      well done, yes … but it is hard to say anything has "worked" thus far …

      At least it's a start.

      Hail O'Bummer, the Drone King, (who is taking no notice of this "one of the worst environmental disasters in our lifetimes" … should read "the worst industrial and environmental disasters of all time".

      Full stop.

      peace …


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    • PurpleRain

      I'm very-very proud of them! (I just wish that I could get my own neighbors to listen and wake up to the news).


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  • Kashiko Kashiko

    At last… movement in the right direction. let's hope it keeps going.


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  • Lion76 Lion76

    Shane Smith of Vice also knows what's up, check out the beginning then skip to the 2 hour mark. (Joe Rogan Podcast #430) http://youtu.be/6uykDAiT_aA

    The more influential people that can speak the truth the better.


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  • harengus_acidophilus

    WTF? No C&P for citation allowed?

    "… bringing the ressources, the skills and
    the money of the international community …"

    I'm reading:
    "Come on sheeple, YOU have to pay,
    the puppet masters don't want!"

    h.


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  • G.Counter

    We are very proud of you here in San Rafael. Let's keep this momentum!


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  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Am so very proud of everyone who worked on the City Council initiative (correct term?) and UN Resolution. Thank you.


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  • Nausicaa Nausicaa

    What great news! I hope that this is just the beginning of massive, global wake up.


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  • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

    Congratulations Berkeley, your decision feels like a watershed moment.


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  • Activism — Do whatever it takes

    NRC is forced by a court to accept public comment on how they are handling spent fuel. It is simple to comment on this. The direct link to the comment form is right here. No searching around, no tricky Docket numbers.

    Do it today. Deadline is the 20th Dec. And drop a comment here and your confirmation number.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/12/your-chance-to-officially-let-nrc-and.html#comments


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    United States invented and sold the reactors that are ruining the Northern Hemisphere. United States (the President, and all the other dudes we pay) please get to work on fixing Fukushima Daiichi.

    After that, we'll stamp out nuclear world-wide. It's no good. And a Fukushima disaster can happen at any nuclear plant. We're sick and tired of meltdowns, (literally sick from Three Mile Island, Hanford, Chernobyl, and Fukushima (meltdowns just keep happening, don't they).


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    • midwestern midwestern

      Sick and tired of meltdowns, yes, and many other forms of environmental nuclear contamination.
      Ongoing periodic emissions from all plants across US and around world.
      Ongoing 'leaks' of tritium and other radioactive products into our drinking water and soil, like in Braidwood, Illinois. The leaks into the Great Lakes from Palisades, Michigan facility.
      The fires at Rocky Flats, Colorado, that released plutonium and other horrific contamination into neighborhood backyards, into childrens' sandboxes.
      Sick of the cracks in the structures at Davis-Besse that are contributing to who knows what potential disaster.
      Of the flooding and potential disaster at Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.
      Of the horror beyond words at Hanford, Washington.

      We could start by listing each of the currently operating 36 nuclear facilities in the US with their 104 reactors and sound a massive resonant bell toll after each name.

      Each of them is a death machine and we literally made sick by their operations.

      Please go to Stock's post and write your comments to the NRC today about the 'waste confidence' issue that is on the table now.


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  • bo bo

    Great news!!! Congratulations Berkeley! !!

    Btw I cannot remember on which thread I saw but there was a deadline to comment on a webpage (tomorrow) will someone kindly post it here again if they know the link? Thank you in advance.


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  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    to those who'll think, this will come to nothing…WRONG! These people (at Berkeley) have found the means to force (an unresponsive) government to take action on the behalf of the people it (supposedly) represents. If those who initiated this action can maintain the pressure on their local government, true numbers will come to the fore. As long as there's adequate oversight of those who are tasked with the monitoring and reporting on the radioactive contamination, we'll (obviously) be in a better position to know the extent of this threat. This is awesome news and a wonderful example to all that community-based efforts can be as effective in drawing attention to an issue, as any high-level initiative…


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  • Nick

    Divest.

    Can't be many stocks that aren't somehow tainted by Fukushima, nuclear, defense, communications, engineering, auto, etc.

    For that matter, the best way forward is to maybe get off the grid and go live in caves.

    Naturally, few of us would take such a step.

    Nuclear is US. Now it's in us all.

    sssztt. fllttt. phizzle. Our very cells are being fried by molecular demons. Unpaired electrons are seeking mates.

    Sure it's all invisible.

    Maybe Berkeley can pick up again from the 60s and show the world a better way.

    Wage Peace.


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  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    I hope this is the start of more "official" involvement in the ongoing crisis. Perhaps we can get a Boycott going! Every time I see a commercial for a Japanese auto, I wonder how "hot" it really is. We have not tested our imports, other nations have and have stopped these hot cars from being sold in their nations. Imagine the nice car you are putting your child in everyday is radioactive. It is a possibility. Buy no products from Japan. I am a consumer, that is my right. It is your right too. Take a stand and show this country that you are not willing to die in silence from their mistakes, or ours. Stand up, be vocal, and use your pocket book. Boycott the Olympics, as Obama is boycotting Russia's.

    I can not help but understand that if the country perpetrating this atrocity, on us, was middle eastern, perhaps our government may have actually done something about it, as it would further "their" war mongering economic plan, that is so lucrative for the top 1/4 of 1%. Because it is our "friend" it is ok that they kill us, mutate our future generations and destroy our Oceans..


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  • lorenajazmin lorenajazmin

    Makes me proud to be an East Bay citizen. Not currently in Berkeley but it has been a point of reference since '81. There are smart, concerned and committed people here. Even so, I have felt alone since the accident with almost no one around me understanding the serious nature of it. It's scale is so great it is hard to comprehend, it is easier to deny for most. The questions and issues that arise, for me,

    - What can I do? I am only on person. (Go Berkeley! This is the beginning community effort and awareness.)

    - The grief because of the dimensions of the disaster that far outstrip any human lifetime seems too great to face, i.e. the first stage of grief, the denial… but what is worse after extreme alarm, this level of "emergency" is unsustainable in the nervous system, and then comes a kind of acceptance of fate, a resignation, BUT this is terrible! "Go not quietly into the night" to paraphrase Dylan Thomas. Let us not go quietly into the night!!! Only together can we face this.

    - And there is the desire to escape. But the dimensions are threaten life as we know it on this planet. Some organisms may survive, but all is changed for ever. How can we minimize it? There is no place to hide for long… if the Pacific dies it doesn't matter if you are on the other side of the planet… How do we engage from where ever we may be? I move soon.

    This is a shame to our to our species!

    This is my own dialogue with myself… and for the…


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  • Nick

    It should be obvious to us all that a day of reckoning is upon us.

    Even if you are a nuclear shill, on some level reality creeps in.

    The global MIC has killed us all.

    Hip hip hooray!

    To those of you on the West Coast, trust nobody. Make your own decisions based on your own conclusions. You will be TOLD that all is well, below safe levels, etc.

    Not.


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  • Tiza Tiza

    So glad that they listened.

    I was thinking earlier that I had read somewhere that sunflowers absorb radiation, so I looked it up. It's sunflowers, and get this, marijuana plants. Maybe everyone needs to plant a bunch of both.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Ya..just don't eat or smoke..your plantings..


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The tide rolls in..the tide rolls out.

    Groundwater level found sync with ebb and flow of the sea → Tepco to abandon the measuring point, “Not credible data”
    Dec 18 2013

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/12/groundwater-level-found-sync-with-ebb-and-flow-of-the-sea-%e2%86%92-tepco-to-abandon-the-measuring-point-not-credible-data/


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  • weeman

    Critical mass of the people is about to turn to prompt criticality of the nation.
    We knew and always did, it is now advantage to the anti nuke crowd and we have just begun to fight back, we will prevail or die trying, one way or another.


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  • ftlt

    Sadly, Berkeley doing something often is enough to make other communities do the exact opposite..

    Berkeley did the right thing though..

    CM Maio seems a bit of a knob (from this little to go on)… How did our Linda come to the conclusion, TEPCO or the J-G were doing anything – other than by ignoring the issue and assuming everything was going to be just peachy-keen..

    Also, to stop the blame at Tokyo's or TEPCO's doorstep is also uninformed… As an American, she needs to blame our own Gov't and industry for their part in this mega mess – first and foremost ..


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    We are proud of you Berkeley! Thanks to Kriss and all the city Council members for their brave commitment.

    Berkeley has inspired nationwide/ international movements, like the movement to divest from South Africa under apartied. http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_23530838/tammerlin-drummond-east-bay-birthplace-u-s-anti

    May this effort to protect people from Fukushima radiation spread like wildfire.


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    • norbu norbu

      These movements cannot stop what has happened. How can this protect people from fuku radiation? Yes I am happy for them, will bring lots of awareness to this. This will not really help this situation overall. It may even create panic. It cannot help to find the coriums, clean up the Ocean, clean up the air. It is to late. Ongoing ELE….
      peace
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      • NoNukes NoNukes

        The people should have this information so they know the risks they are taking by keeping their children in the direct line of fire.

        I do not believe in this much repeated threat of panic from the truth, from what I have seen it is difficult to get people to act on threats that they can't see, to change their lives in the smallest of ways.

        If you live in California, at least urban California, then you know that sushi has become one of the 4 major food groups for kids. Parents believe at they are doing the right thing for their children by feeding them Pqcific fish.

        There are countless steps parents can take to mitigate the effects for their children and themselves.

        Honestly, norbu, if your attitude is that the issue should be silenced to prevent panic, I have no idea why you are posting about it on a website. It is contradictory.


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        • norbu norbu

          Well nonukes that is not my attitude. I say sing it yell it talk about it whatever it takes to inform everyone. I don't think that this resolution will remove radiation that is all I am saying. Thanks for reply. I am here for the same reason you are here. The
          TRUTH Peace
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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    A up hill fight against the strongest bunch on earth, this is how they stay in power, always are on top of the top 1% as they control the central banks & ensured the sheeple stay in debt. Under them are big pharma, big oil & big government to carry out their wishes. They need money they start a war! They need to get rid of Spent Fuel, they make into weapons & lay waste to the middle east. Japan is no more than a puppet to the US military & nuclear complex. A hell of a up hill fight when they own the media, push proaganda better than Hitler could ever do!

    Now just think, there is 4 or more Coriums doing their own thing non stop & no one has done shit to stop what could happen explained by a expert that scares the heck out of me. If one corium blows the other blow & then all of Fukushima would blow & then what? No where to hide from the illegal MOX plants Fukushima was, but now PU & alll that other bad crap is just blowing the wind, filling the seas & killing millions slowly & some very fast!
    I think your 1000 plus days to late on your awaking on the west coast!


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  • Nick

    We can rail all we want about Fukushima's deadly toxins, but the nuclear industry itself continues
    to go full bore across the globe. China especially.

    The stock line is…..we have learned from the mistakes of TMI Chernobyl and Fukushima, from here on
    NP generation will be safer and more reliable…….

    In a sense, you have to place some blame on folks who get all FIRED UP over C02 emissions, since NP generators constantly boast a low(er) carbon footprint.

    Me? I honestly never got too worked up over greenhouse gas issues, none of which will seriously alter
    DNA in living organisms. It's always been toxins in our environment that gets my goat.

    Nuclear toxins are forever. With C02 issues we at least had the biosphere helping to sequester carbon. But ya can't get a dying biosphere to sequester nuclear toxins.

    Here's some stats from the WNO….

    http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Current-and-Future-Generation/Nuclear-Power-in-the-World-Today/

    • There are now over 430 commercial nuclear power reactors operating in 31 countries, with over 370,000 MWe of total capacity. About 70 more reactors are under construction.
    • They provide over 11% of the world's electricity as continuous, reliable base-load power, without carbon dioxide emissions.
    56 countries operate a total of about 240 research reactors and a further 180 nuclear reactors power some 150 ships and submarines.


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    • Mack Mack

      Just FYI

      Nuclear power plants DO release CO2, too.

      This IAEA document admits that nuclear power plants release carbon dioxide —>

      "RADIOACTIVE EMISSIONS: Radioactive emissions leave nuclear power plants as gaseous, liquid or solid wastes. The principal gaseous radioactive wastes —tritium and 14C — are associated with heavy water. Tritium is primarily formed in the moderator and, to a lesser degree, in the HTS, and is released as tritiated heavy water vapour, i.e. the molecules of heavy water vapour include some DTO molecules. Carbon-14 is principally formed in the moderator system and is released as carbon dioxide."

      REPEAT: "Carbon-14 is principally formed in the moderator system and is released as carbon dioxide."

      www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TRS407_scr/D407_scr3.pdf


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Nick, where is the evidence nuclear will be safer? Everything I read would point to NOTHING being learned from the Fukushima Daichi debacle. Except that nuclear energy is unacceptably risky. And the industry and "military industrial complex" will do whatever it must to defend its interests, regardless of the toll, in numbers of souls.


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  • Questionit

    Nice gesture, the movement to spell FUKU IS HERE in different places will get camera time and that is good. But some resolution passed by this town is no big victory at all.

    Signing petitions to the govt agencies who could care less and expecting anything. So what. Not saying not to do it but too many think it will change things.

    Voting for a resolution calling for the agencies with technical experts to act to our benefit, experts who are purposefully ignoring and avoiding what they know is a huge problem, leaves us in their hands. They will fake studies, hide and change results and fake testing or test in manners to get the results the govt wants to be found.

    The city and others on the west coast should set up their own air monitoring stations with the sophisticated equipment needed. They should pool resources and conduct sampling of wildlife, food sources and other things and have one of the few qualified independent labs test the samples. There have been a few comments that at least one independent lab now refuses to do these tests due to pressure from govt..

    They are asking the govt agencies that can no longer be trusted to admit they have lied and failed to act and now to change and take care of us.

    Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and others are not present due to political support and affiliations (sad). There is massive death to sea life happening, coverups, lies, etc, but nothing.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Japan was nuked in 1945.

    For every three people that die in Japan today, 1 dies from cancer. 25% rate :(

    There are 127 million people/1.36 birth rate/Japan is dying. :(

    Japan's current 127 million population will have 31,750,000 people die from cancer. :(

    World cancer rates projected to go up by 75% by 2030! :(

    Japan by 2030 will have 55,562,500 citizens die from cancer in their lifetimes. :(

    The only thing that occurred in Japan since 1945 was 2 Nuclear Bombs and 54 Nuclear Reactors.

    We must be all bat-shit crazy humans to allow Nuclear Technology anymore room/space/time on this Planet called Earth. :(

    Extended world number projections means by 2030 over 3 billion humans alive will die from cancer in their prospective lifetimes (0-90). :(

    Newest mutagenic cancer causing technology on this planet "is" Nuclear Technology.:(

    Shut all theses Nuclear Technologies down…now! :)


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    • andagi andagi

      Dear obewanspeaks,
      'Cancer Drug Shortages Hit 83 Percent of U. S. Oncologists:
      …The results showed that shortages — which have hit especially hard among drugs to treat pediatric, gastrointestinal and blood cancers — have left physicians surveyed unable to prescribe standard chemotherapies for a range of cancers.
      …Despite the prevalence of the shortage issues, 70 percent of doctors surveyed said their cancer centers or practices had no formal guidance for making allocation decisions. The scarcities raise difficult ethical questions that force doctors to weigh the needs of different but equally vulnerable patients against one another.'
      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603090547.htm
      Aloha.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        andage, yes the shortages will continue and many are by created design, since less of something usually makes the product cost much more and/or have more value. The cancer numbers will go up and this is the dark side of the bet and game being played by the insiders.. on all the layman. :(


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  • Nick

    obewanspeaks….

    Relax, we'll all just start wearing pink!

    Ta! Da!


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  • Nick

    Wonder if ionizing radiation affects our emotions……..? see below

    Certain Blood Proteins Higher in People Prone to Outbursts of Rage
    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/health/HealthDay683162_20131218_Certain_Blood_Proteins_Higher_in_People_Prone_to_Outbursts_of_Rage.html#ruK2xbUgEm2bEy7Q.99


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    • own_quality

      I know this site certainly does! I get very upset about what I learn here. I often wish that my head would fit back in the hole in the sand. I'm going to be absent through the holidays. I need to be happy for the family's sake. See you in a couple of weeks. Keep fighting the good fight.


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  • NRC comment deadline is tomorrow

    Have you made your comments yet? Easy, free, could help.


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  • kingcubfan1

    This is awesome! I need to get this moving in my town. People seem disinterested or scared and just want to ignore it. So, as I mentioned, I visited Santa Cruz CA this last weekend and brought my geiger counter with me. I monitored the air which was a steady 32 cpm on a 30 min count. I checked a few beaches on west cliff drive by the boardwalk as well as some drain pipes that were draining into the ocean. All of the tests remained within what seemed to be "normal" background. I got a few readings by the ocean that went up to about 60 cpm. Unfortunately, I was not able to make it to Monterey. I will be making another trip early 2014 to test from Monterey all the way up to Half Moon Bay and report my findings. So far it seems as though the plume has not hit yet. From what I heard from the local surfers is that there are so many sardines and seals in feeding frenzies that you have to watch out not to get hit or unintentionally bit by a seal when you are surfing. I guess a few surfers have gotten bonked pretty good. I did notice an abundance of seals and birds, but sadly I did not see any whales.


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  • Nick

    December 21 is coming up.

    Challenge: To all sentient beings out there, pause for a few moments and reflect on what life on Earth used to be. Listen to the howl of the wolves, mourn the loss of loved ones born and unborn.

    The immensity of what we are facing will last till the end of the solar system.

    Reflect.


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  • Socrates

    My lawfirm is now accepting radiation cases from the Fukushima disaster. We are currently liability theories against several defendants in Japan and several others in the USA and maybe Canada.

    Contact me at wcbibb@pacbell.net

    I am a California lawyer. We have affiliates in every state in the nation.

    As you all know, this is not going away any time soon. If you have watched the excellent presentations by Arnie Gundersen, Helen Caldicott, and many others, the reactors were defectively designed. Many corporations were fully aware of these dangers. For years, they have denied the exact dangers that have come to pass while making huge financial fortunes. In short, they have placed profits over safety. Now the time has come to pay the piper.

    You all know me. Many of you do not know me from the HuffPo. I have been following this from 3-11 onward and have worked with many environmental groups to shut down SONGS.

    Now is the time to take this case into federal court. The evidence is all there. Unfortunately, there will be many plaintiffs in this multi-plaintiff lawsuit. It is NOT a class action. Just today, we have signed up hundreds of plaintiffs.

    This is the single biggest tort case in the history of the world. I am sorry to report to this bad news to you.


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    • Socrates

      I have litigated tort cases for 36 years. I was born in Nevada during the above-ground testing. My father worked a uranium mine physician moonlighting.

      As a child, I saw the risks that were taken under the justification of defense of our nation. These risks were never justified, as Albert Einstein and others pointed out – just to boil water.

      There is no secret evidence. You or most of you have witnessed the many symposia. I have made oral and written presentations to the Cities of San Clemente, Encinitas, Del Mar. Solana Beach, and anywhere people would listen about the dangers we now face.

      Whistleblowers have come to me saying that SONGS would meltdown. I attend the NRC public meetings and know the medical effects of radiation. I leave the liability aspects of the case to my legal team. I work with the toxicologists, epidemiologists, pulmologists and endocrinologists.

      We succeeded in getting resolutions from many of the above cities about SONGS. Germany backed off of nuclear energy, too. This was persuasive.

      This Fukushima situation is NOT going away. I am trying to get monetary COMPENSATION for my clients. This is going to be a long, expensive legal fight.

      I am there for you. Please feel free to contact me. There is no charge for the initial consultation.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Socrates, several of us have indicated we would be interested in a class action lawsuit.

      Would you please contact Kevin Blanch? I think he'd also be very interested in talking with you about a "downwinder'" case or cases.

      As you may be aware, several members of Kevin's family (his dad at least) died of cancer. He's pretty sure it's due to activity at the Nevada test site, and posibly other nuclear weapons testing, nuclear related activity. 'But better if Kevin were to explain it all to you.

      BTW, he was a PhD candidate before becoming ill due to leukemia. He also ran a successful contracting business. A real go-getter. Kevin resides in Utah.

      Kevin posts his e-mail contact information and (I think) his phone number on his YouTube videos.

      If you contacted me here (see below) I could provide his e-mail address.

      HoTaters@hush.com


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  • name999 name999

    …jump ball, Fukushima is Here really moved me. Thanks for posting that. I hate to see things like smiling and doing yoga and being health conscious as somehow meaning that radiation isn't and won't kill us. Who said that? Those of us who do these practices know that they are always there for us. But not to exploit by people who are creating killing industries…stop the nuclear loss of power now. Clean Water. Clean Soil. Clean Air.


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  • name999 name999

    I just jumped to the end of this thread and socrates, wow…that is a tough one somehow…what if you used the evidence of all these posts…for starters…


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  • demo demo

    to do it in your town, identify which councilmember(s) or supervisor(s) might be sympathetic. then motivate a couple of their constituents to meet w/ them and you, and you're off to the races! once they put it on an agenda, get lots of people to lobby for it. even if they don't agree to it, you will have raised awareness. maybe your Res could be stronger. maybe your town will agree to set up their own air monitoring stations with the sophisticated equipment needed, maybe partnering w/ neighboring towns. maybe berkeley will do so eventually. this is a good start. litigation is also good for compensating victims, for making the industry pay so it is less profitable (punitive damages pls), and for raising awareness towards shutting all nukes down, so bravo socrates.


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    Councilmember Max Andersen, a champion of the people, said what was incorrectly attributed to Moore in the 2nd bullet point quote at the top of this page.


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