Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fukushima’s Children are Dying

I have said all that I have to say on previous posts, (Japan tag) no point in reiterating it all. But I shall leave just the one link to our very own nuclear industry shill and denier, Jim Al-Khalili. And goodness knows, when you have read the article, you know he's in good company.

The one highlight in the article is mine, and I pick that out, because personally, and I do reiterate, I would put the Japanese Government against a wall, and I would shoot the fuckers.

Fukushima’s Children are Dying
by Harvey Wasserman
15 June 2014

Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal.

More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts. The rate is accelerating.

More than 120 childhood cancers have been indicated where just three would be expected, says Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project.

The nuclear industry and its apologists continue to deny this public health tragedy. Some have actually asserted that “not one person” has been affected by Fukushima’s massive radiation releases, which for some isotopes exceed Hiroshima by a factor of nearly 30.

But the deadly epidemic at Fukushima is consistent with impacts suffered among children near the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island and the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, as well as findings at other commercial reactors.

The likelihood that atomic power could cause such epidemics has been confirmed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, which says that “an increase in the risk of childhood thyroid cancer” would accompany a reactor disaster.

In evaluating the prospects of new reactor construction in Canada, the Commission says the rate “would rise by 0.3 percent at a distance of 12 kilometers” from the accident. But that assumes the distribution of protective potassium iodide pills and a successful emergency evacuation, neither of which happened at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl or Fukushima.

The numbers have been analyzed by Mangano. He has studied the impacts of reactor-created radiation on human health since the 1980s, beginning his work with the legendary radiologist Dr. Ernest Sternglass and statistician Jay Gould.

Speaking on the Green Power & Wellness Show, Mangano also confirms that the general health among downwind human populations improves when atomic reactors are shut down, and goes into decline when they open or re-open.

Nearby children are not the only casualties at Fukushima. Plant operator Masao Yoshida has died at age 58 of esophogeal cancer. Masao heroically refused to abandon Fukushima at the worst of the crisis, probably saving millions of lives. Workers at the site who are employed by independent contractors—many dominated by organized crime—are often not being monitored for radiation exposure at all. Public anger is rising over government plans to force families—many with small children—back into the heavily contaminated region around the plant.

Following its 1979 accident, Three Mile Island’s owners denied the reactor had melted. But a robotic camera later confirmed otherwise.

The state of Pennsylvania mysteriously killed its tumor registry, then said there was “no evidence” that anyone had been killed.

But a wide range of independent studies confirm heightened infant death rates and excessive cancers among the general population. Excessive death, mutation and disease rates among local animals were confirmed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and local journalists.

In the 1980s federal Judge Sylvia Rambo blocked a class action suit by some 2,400 central Pennsylvania downwinders, claiming not enough radiation had escaped to harm anyone. But after 35 years, no one knows how much radiation escaped or where it went. Three Mile Island’s owners have quietly paid millions to downwind victims in exchange for gag orders.

At Chernobyl, a compendium of more than 5,000 studies has yielded an estimated death toll of more than 1,000,000 people.

The radiation effects on youngsters in downwind Belarus and Ukraine have been horrific. According to Mangano, some 80 percent of the “Children of Chernobyl” born downwind since the accident have been harmed by a wide range of impacts ranging from birth defects and thyroid cancer to long-term heart, respiratory and mental illnesses. The findings mean that just one in five young downwinders can be termed healthy.

Physicians for Social Responsibility and the German chapter of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War have warned of parallel problems near Fukushima.

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has recently issued reports downplaying the disaster’s human impacts. UNSCEAR is interlocked with the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, whose mandate is to promote atomic power. The IAEA has a long-term controlling gag order on UN findings about reactor health impacts. For decades UNSCEAR and the World Health Organization have run protective cover for the nuclear industry’s widespread health impacts. Fukushima has proven no exception.

In response, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the German International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War have issued a ten-point rebuttal, warning the public of the UN’s compromised credibility. The disaster is “ongoing” say the groups, and must be monitored for decades. “Things could have turned for the worse” if winds had been blowing toward Tokyo rather than out to sea (and towards America).

There is on-going risk from irradiated produce, and among site workers whose doses and health impacts are not being monitored. Current dose estimates among workers as well as downwinders are unreliable, and special notice must be taken of radiation’s severe impacts on the human embryo.

UNSCEAR’s studies on background radiation are also “misleading,” say the groups, and there must be further study of genetic radiation effects as well as “non-cancer diseases.” The UN assertion that “no discernible radiation-related health effects are expected among exposed members” is “cynical,” say the groups. They add that things were made worse by the official refusal to distribute potassium iodide, which might have protected the public from thyroid impacts from massive releases of radioactive I-131.

Overall, the horrific news from Fukushima can only get worse. Radiation from three lost cores is still being carried into the Pacific. Management of spent fuel rods in pools suspended in the air and scattered around the site remains fraught with danger.

The pro-nuclear Shinzo Abe regime wants to reopen Japan’s remaining 48 reactors. It has pushed hard for families who fled the disaster to re-occupy irradiated homes and villages.

But Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and the plague of death and disease now surfacing near Fukushima make it all too clear that the human cost of such decisions continues to escalate—with our children suffering first and worst. Common Dreams

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Picture Dump

06 September

25 July

Slug deterrent? Only time will tell. Truth be told, gardening isn't me, let alone talking about it.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

For My Dear Friends at Scotland Yard: Body Language: Spotting the McCann's Lies

Disclaimer: First let me clear up a little something, for I know the question gets asked on occasion.

Their were no ulterior motives for me in closing my McCann related blogs. No outside pressures, and I wasn't nobbled. The turning point came when I could no longer find the enthusiasm to research an article in the depth that was required. Consequently, if I couldn't research things properly, then I had no right to blog them. I mean, it's not as though I'm the Daily Mirror is it? Fortunately. 


Body Language: Spotting the McCann's Lies

Body language, behavioural patterns, patterns of deception, call it what you will. Those well documented, subconscious and uncontrollable traits that someone displays when, and I used the technical term here, when someone is lying like a bastard. Or, in this particular case, a pair of bastards.

Now I'm not going to drone on, I have said it all in the past, and all seemingly to no avail. Well, to some avail I suppose, to those that have two neurons bolted together, that have eyes in there heads, those that weren't born yesterday if you will.

But for those that might, long ago, have put an early end to this grotesque and obvious farce, there is but stony ground to nurture the seeds of my efforts. And I have no problem in naming those that have been, at very best, derelict in their duties.  But I think it would be far too generous of me to assign this protracted miscarriage of justice to mere dereliction of duty.

But of the many, I will name but a few. Principally, we have former Chief Constable of Leicester Constabulary, Matt Baggott. A devout and Christian man, so I'm told.

Next up, former head of the CEOP, Jim Gamble. But one thing I could never accuse Gamble of, is being derelict in his duties. That his duties never included any of the anomalous activities that he undertook in his efforts to sanctify this scurrilous pair, is quite another matter altogether. I have written much of Gamble in the past, for which I shall provide links below. As I shall with of many others. That being the purpose of this post, apart that is, from presenting an exceedingly informative, and well put together, short video.

And last but not least we have Bernard Hogan-Howe and the Metropolitan Police Service. Not having been long in the job, his predecessor resigning in disgrace you may recall, Hogan-Howe might be better remembered as CC of Mersyside, where, as you may also recall, he led the release of balloons for Madeleine McCann.

But that's by the by, what we have to remember now, is that Hogan-Howe is now Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Under who's remit it must be noted, includes the multi-million pound review of the Madeleine McCann case. Which in turn, includes a team of forty Met Police detectives, under the leadership of one, Detective Chief Inspector, Andy Redwood. None of whom seemingly, have experience in observing and interpreting, the subject before us today, as it has been before for these six years past, that of body language.

Which only leaves me now to introduce our featured clip. A quite remarkable composition, so well researched and most cleverly edited; achieving more or less in ten minutes, what I managed to achieve in hours immeasurable. A first class piece of work.

Many thanks to compiler and uploader National Insecurity

Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar 18 minutes

Madeleine McCann Kate and Gerry Body Talk h/t wilyboo

Archive: Body Language - The Tells of Kate & Gerry McCann Updated

I am sure there are many more such posts on the subject of Body Language, throughout all the blogs, but I think there are sufficient for purpose posted below.

I was about to say, that there is enough materiel to write a dissertation, but on reflection, there is probably enough for a degree course.

In no particular order. 

Posted on Only in America

Who Does This Remind You Of?

The McCann Gallery of Bad Acting: Special Edition

Posted on Leicester Constabulary

Leicestershire Constabulary

Leicestershire (police) have, you know, largely played their part

Leicestershire Constabulary. Not Good Enough

Obtaining Money Under False Pretences in Leicestershire

The Dog and Bone, Scents and Records

Posted on The McCann Gallery

Jim Gamble CEOP A Question If I May (Fundamental)

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't

McCann Body Language: We Can't Stop Doing What We Do

An Interview With Sandra Felgueiras

Further Tells Of Gerry McCann

Chief Constable Matt Baggott I Have a Question

"of course the McCanns are totally innocent"

Posted on Good Quality Wristbands

Home Secretary Perhaps You Might Care To Review This

Jim Gamble CEOP A Question If I May

Reactions Are Somewhat Telling Aren't They?

Out of the Mouths of Babes Sucklings and Jacqui Smith

Kate's Body Language. Yes There's Lots Of It

Madeleine McCann: Which Part of Dead Do You Not Understand?

Behavioral Patterns

Why Do These Killers Remind Me Of Gerry McCann?

Why Do Killers Speak Out? I Don't Want To Speak Too Much About It

Gerry McCann To Be Guest Speaker Of CEOP

Leicester Police I Wish To Report Something Suspicious

Unfinished Business: The Dogs Revisited

Update: Relative to the video, Too many details