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Fukushima is THE END OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment

No one (and I mean no one) understands the full implications of the nuclear holocaust unfolding on the coast of Japan.

Some obvious implications:

1.  Spraying sea water on machinery was desperate madness.  That has caused multiple unintended effects, not the least of which is contaminated water leaking all around the plant.

2.  No one (NO ONE) is talking about the tonnes and tonnes of spent fuel rods.  What is the state of the storage pools?

3.  No one (NO ONE) is giving out any solution long-term, apart from continual, dangerous spraying of the buildings, causing (1) radioactive steam to leak (2) water to leak (3) machinery to break down and crack and be damaged even more.

4.  No one (NO ONE) is talking about the cracks in the reactors themselves.

Plutonium has a half-life of tens of thousands of years.  Other substances have shorter half-lives, burning hard and early, causing massive radiation in strong bursts.  Both are deadly.  Both have their problems.  Both should be contained.

5.  No one (NO ONE) has a clue how radioactive fallout can be physically touched, handled, re-stored and removed.  This is the madness of nuclear planning.  It is the ultimate porcupine problem – easy to construct, impossible to dismantle.

Given the madness of the engineering in this plant, what other disasters are out there from the mad scientists of the world?

6.  The fear of contamination will (a) drive food prices much much higher (b) cause unknowable population movements (c) disrupt the supply chain out of Japan, perhaps FOREVER (d) shrink capital flows out of Japan perhaps FOREVER (e) potentially cause worldwide food shortages.

7.  At some point the system will break down and we’ll all be on our own and we’ll need food and water.  That’s clean.  How much time to we have to stock up?  What’s the point when you come to replenish and all you have is radiated food?

8.  No one (NO ONE) is thinking about the morale destroying, soul sapping implications of this disaster.  The USSR shrunk to a pea then died after Chernobyl – a much smaller disaster by scale of fuel threatening the planet and the vulnerability of sea life in this disaster.  What the Hell is going to happen to Japan and the capitalist West?

9.  The cover-ups have been WORSE than the USSR and Chernobyl, if that’s possible.  Worse.  We have no idea what’s going on.  No one is giving out accurate information.  Are the plebs in Asia being lined up to die?  What the Hell is going on?

The gold standard would have stopped madness like this because the eggheads would never have been given the money to put their crazy ideas into action.

Now it’s too late.

Fucking stupid.  So fucking stupid.

I’m buying cereal and water and basic foods and I’m going to store them.  This is as good as it gets in terms of food quality.  It’s all downhill from here.

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What’s going to happen when food inflation really kicks in?

March 22, 2011 Leave a comment

From San Antonio…

Police say a San Antonio Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired an air gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers before barricading himself into a hotel room.

San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides says officers used tear gas Sunday night to force the man from the hotel room after a three-hour standoff. The man is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. Authorities have not released his name.

Brian Tillerson, a manager at the Taco Bell/KFC restaurant, told the San Antonio Express-News that the man was angry the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone from 99 cents to $1.49 each.

Categories: Miscellaneous Musings

Evil madness

March 21, 2011 Leave a comment

From the NYTimes:

Many of the 85,000 dams in the United States are so old — an average of half a century — that every time one is repaired, two more become dangerously weak. Cities across the country discharge billions of gallons of untreated wastewater into rivers and lakes, and more than a quarter of all bridges are either deficient or obsolete.

The statistics are both frightening and familiar, though they tend to come up only in the “crumbling infrastructure” articles that appear after major disasters. In practice, government — with its lack of cash and consensus — keeps most of these projects on distant back burners until people actually lose their lives.

And then a disaster occurs — like the one in Japan, which was a reminder that even a well-prepared small country can suffer terribly from a natural disaster. The hazards are even greater for a sprawling one with a long history of indolent maintenance and planning.

Last week, though, a bipartisan group of senators came up with a promising idea to get some of these projects started, and very possibly put thousands of people back to work by doing so. The proposal, to create an infrastructure bank that would lend out seed money, represents a refreshing break from the extremist culture of cutting for the sake of cutting that grips Washington and so many state capitals. That culture blocks vital investment just to avoid sensible tax increases.

The proposal was presented by John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts; Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican of Texas; and Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia. The bank would lend money to build big-ticket transportation, water and energy projects that have a clear public benefit. The loans, or loan guarantees, would be designed to attract private capital as well. In fact, at least half a project’s financing would have to come from the private sector. As much as $640 billion could be leveraged this way over the next decade, proponents say.

The bank would initially be funded with $10 billion from the treasury, which would be given out as loans, not grants. To make that possible, the bank would invest largely in projects that generate money, like toll bridges and tunnels, water systems backed by ratepayers, and energy projects built by utilities, governments or corporations. An independent, bipartisan board appointed by the president and Congress would choose the investments and oversee construction, audited by an inspector general and the Government Accountability Office.

By providing low-cost capital to states, cities and authorities, the bank would help these strapped governments kick-start projects that are now unaffordable, while attracting investments from pension and private-equity funds that are looking for stable money-generating ventures in which to invest. “We can either build, and compete, and create jobs for our people,” said Mr. Kerry, “or we can fold up, and let everybody else win. I don’t think that’s America.” The bank was backed by unions and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The idea builds on one that President Obama has proposed, a $30 billion bank limited to transportation projects that would also make grants. It is designed to be more palatable to lawmakers who are politically averse to spending, but already conservatives are railing against what some have called a “boondoggle,” a phrase used to demonize virtually any public investment.

What will these opponents tell voters when the dams break and the bridges fall? Before more lives are lost, lawmakers should ask themselves whether they used their public office only to slash spending (and taxes for the wealthy), or to spend money wisely.

I’ve got a better idea: Why not just have the government print the money to invest in infrastructure?

Why have a private bank involved in monopoly profits?

This shows the banks are getting out of the high risk lending game and want no-brainers.  Government money.  Taxes.  Monopoly profits.  Enforced through the barrel of the gun of the IRS.

Sad.  Zombies have to suck the blood of other zombies.

Categories: Predictions

Spent fuel rods already exposed?

March 18, 2011 Leave a comment

No one seems to understand that the biggest threat from Fukushima plant is the burning of spent fuel rods, which would result in much more radiation (Plutonium) being released into the atmosphere than damage to the reactor core itself.  Think Chernobyl x 10.

And passengers travelling from Tokyo (Tokyo!) are setting off radiation detectors in O’Hare airport U.S.A.

The complicity of the media in suppressing the facts is incredible.

Food, water, oil.  Get it now.  Trust no one.  Especially the media and your fucking complicit governments.

Categories: Predictions

Mad Max

March 15, 2011 Leave a comment

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It hath been foretold

March 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Elaine Meinel Supkis is a genius.

But no one listens.

Categories: Predictions

Yankee go home

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Too late.  And after a second US-caused nuclear disaster on Japanese territory.  Some of the design was done by what is now Raytheon.

Lew Rockwell states:

Japan is being hit by 12-15 aftershocks per hour. And see this video. Note that the exploding reactors were manufactured by the US state’s favorite firm, GE. Does that mean that the US, which still militarily occupies Japan, forced these devices on that country? Who can doubt it. May one good thing come out of this horrific disaster: the US tossed out of its client state. 66 years after the criminal firebombing of Japanese civilians, not to speak of the nuking of the civilians of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan must be independent of the conqueror.

Categories: Miscellaneous Musings