Headline of the Week

By |March 18th, 2011|

or... The Daily Mail story is deeply depressing. David Sanger has been a must read during this unfolding nightmare. The decision to raise the level came two days after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned publicly that the situation at the crippled plant was much bleaker than Japanese officials had indicated, either because they [...]

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Trivial Pursuits in Times of Peril

By |March 15th, 2011|

"For my Dad, America was the land of opportunity, where the circumstances of birth are no barrier to achieving one's dreams," Romney said in a high-profile New Hampshire speech earlier this month. He added: "The spirit of enterprise, innovation, pioneering and derring-do propelled our standard of living and economy past every other nation on earth. [...]

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Japan: Fourth Reactor ‘Spewing’ Radiation

By |March 15th, 2011|

(CBS/AP) SOMA, Japan - A Japanese spokesman says a fourth reactor at a quake-damaged nuclear plant is on fire following an earlier explosion, and radiation is now spewing from it. The radiation level is now elevated to a point that may damage health, the spokesman said. - New explosion leads to spewing radiation The third [...]

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Nuclear Politics in the Wake of Japan’s Catastrophe

By |March 14th, 2011|

Senior Obama administration officials said Monday that Obama remains committed to nuclear power, and that U.S. nuclear plants had been built to withstand the strain of strong storms and earthquakes. [...] Carney said Monday that although the crisis in Japan is still unfolding, the White House isn't backing away from the proposed "clean" standard. He [...]

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Sunday Politics and Japan’s Nuclear Catastrophe

By |March 13th, 2011|

[...] Tokyo Electric Power Co., owner of the two heavily damaged complexes, took the unprecedented step of pumping seawater mixed with boric acid into the core of another reactor, Fukushima Daiichi's unit 1 reactor, to tame ultra-high temperatures from fuel rods that had been partially exposed. In keeping with the natural as well as mechanical [...]

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The Japan Syndrome

By |March 12th, 2011|

**UPDATED** IWAKI, Japan AP (Mar 12, 10:42 PM EST) -- A partial meltdown was likely under way at a second nuclear reactor, a top Japanese official said Sunday, as authorities frantically tried to prevent a similar threat from nearby unit following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Some 170,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the [...]

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Massive 8.9 Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan

By |March 11th, 2011|

[6:09 a.m. ET, 8:09 p.m. Tokyo] Officials fear that waves from a tsunami caused by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan could be so high that they wash over entire islands in the Pacific, a spokesman for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday. - CNN The BBC has live [...]

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As Gulf Dies, Obama Pushing to Lift Whaling Ban

By |June 7th, 2010|

"...There will be oil out there for months to come. This will be well into the fall. This is a siege across the entire Gulf. - Com. Thad Allen Looking at Pres. Obama against BP's marauding, incompetent corporate malfeasance, the decision for the Administration to lift the moratorium on whaling comes into full view. Just [...]

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Japanese ‘RapeLay’: Corner Women, Rape Them for Fun

By |March 30th, 2010|

It's only a game, right? Via CNN world: The game begins with a teenage girl on a subway platform. She notices you are looking at her and asks, "Can I help you with something?" That is when you, the player, can choose your method of assault. With the click of your mouse, you can grope [...]

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