[Quick Note; I know this is an exceedingly long post, and I apologize in advance for that. I also know that I could use the thingy that shortens posts, and supplies a click thru link, but I am well aware of how often I actually click thru, and truth to tell, it is not very often, so I figure, if you don’t want to read this post you can just scroll on, but if you DO want to read my commentary, it will all be there in one L-O-O-N-G swatch of text, without you having to click away from your feed in order to read it. You will, however, need to click through to read the actual article I am referencing, which is WAY longer than my commentary! Again, my sincere apologies if this offends you.]
I am thrilled that so many of you care about Gay Rights, and Wikileaks, and the Government, as well as the other stuff I post about. Now, I am hoping you can see that if you don’t care about THIS particular issue, in THIS particular post, that there may not BE a government to even DISCUSS in the future!!
I know, I KNOW. There is a great temptation to bury our heads in the sand, and just ignore the ongoing terrifying disaster in Japan, and just continue posting on Tumblr instead…but the truth is, if we don’t SHUT DOWN EVERY NUCLEAR REACTOR ON THE PLANET, there might not BE a TUMBLR!! Our SPECIES WILL BE DOOMED…SO PLEASE, READ MY POST as well as the LINKED ARTICLE. I am not being over-dramatic here. This is a very real and serious concern.
Look we all know it — the fat cats who own the government and the power companies aren’t going to change on their own, nor fix this voluntarily. This is one issue that may just require “We the People” to make our voices heard if we want ANYTHING done.
All over the planet, other countries are choosing to shut down their Nuclear Reactors and to seek other, safer forms of energy. Other countries don’t want to use the AMERICAN-MADE NUCLEAR REACTORS any more, because the American reactors were NOT BUILT FOR EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE, and citizens around the world are coming to their senses and are starting to acknowledge that there IS NO KNOWN VIABLE WAY TO “CLEAN UP” after a nuclear disaster, such as the one we have already witnessed in Japan. It’s starting to sink in that nuclear waste will not degrade, not for hundreds of thousands of years….And our world cannot continue to spin the dice on this. We’ve already had three serious disasters, and we cannot risk having more.
Here in America, the populace seems to be apathetic and asleep about this issue. If it is not being talked about on the Evening News, we Americans are content to forget about it. We are lazy and just want somebody else to solve this problem.
Well, we screwed up big time on this one. There is no current solution known to man at this time that can fix this.
Please realize the scope of this. It is mind-boggling, I know.
Maybe you’re just hoping you can scoot by, and live your life before the shit hits the fan…but if you care about anyone besides yourself, other people, your ancestors, the animals and plant life on our beautiful planet, you might want to see what you can do to reverse this dangerous course that a few rich and powerful men have set for our entire planet.
If you care about the survival of human life on earth, please read and REBLOG this.
We need to get together globally on this issue. Seriously.
WE MAY NEED TO MARCH, WE MAY NEED TO WRITE LETTERS, WE DEFINITELY NEED TO GET ORGANIZED AND WE DEFINITELY NEED TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD (I will write more on how to actually accomplish getting our voices heard in future posts). Here in California, there is already a ballot measure scheduled that would close both of our Nuclear Power Plants, effective within 6 months, if passed).
In Sacramento, in the 80s, THE VOTERS DEFEATED the opening of the Rancho Seco Power Plant, and it was CLOSED before it was ever operated commercially. If we made it happen once, we can make it happen again…the same can be done with all Nuclear Power Plants throughout the world. Ben Davis, the lawyer who wrote the Rancho Seco ballot measure is also the author of the current one. He filed on March 19. 2011, just 8 days after the Fukushima Disaster.
THE PEOPLE need to stand together against governments, against big corporations, against police states that are willing to gamble with our health and safety for their own personal greedy agendas. We HAVE to stand up, as a group, and SAY NO! “WE THE PEOPLE” WON’T LET YOU DO THIS TO OUR PLANET!
The media is executing a full and complete BLACKOUT on reporting about this disaster, because they know that if they reported the truth, there would be mass hysteria and possible chaos. I’m not kidding.
Please force yourself to read this article, you NEED to KNOW things like the barely published facts that:
STILLBIRTHS in eight U.S. Western Cities increased 35% in the ten weeks after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, and that "Hot Particles", too small to be detected by geiger counters are showing up in Seattle NOW!!
PLEASE, don’t be an OSTRICH!
[EXTRA NOTE* from Leftish: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE READ AND REBLOG THIS ARTICLE! I know it’s not NEARLY as salacious as a good Congressional Sex Scandal, but your LIFE AND HEALTH may depend on it.]
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FULL MELTDOWN: Fukushima Called the ‘Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind’
In the US, physician Janette Sherman MD and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano published an essay shedding light on a 35 per cent spike in infant mortality in northwest cities that occurred after the Fukushima meltdown, and may well be the result of fallout from the stricken nuclear plant
The eight cities included in the report are San Jose, Berkeley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Portland, Seattle, and Boise, and the time frame of the report included the ten weeks immediately following the disaster.
Clearly the upper West Coast of the US has people being affected. That area got hit pretty heavy in April.”
Why have alarms not been sounded about radiation exposure in the US?
Nuclear operator Exelon Corporation has been among Barack Obama’s biggest campaign donors, and is one of the largest employers in Illinois where Obama was senator. Exelon has donated more than $269,000 to his political campaigns, thus far. Obama also appointed Exelon CEO John Rowe to his Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.
"Most of the reactors in Japan were designed by US companies who did not care for the effects of earthquakes," Dr Sawada told Al Jazeera. "I think this problem applies to all nuclear power stations across Japan."
"I think the Fukushima accident has caused the Japanese people to abandon the myth that nuclear power stations are safe," he said. "Now the opinions of the Japanese people have rapidly changed. Well beyond half the population believes Japan should move towards natural electricity."
Gundersen worries about more earthquake aftershocks, as well as how to cool two of the units.
There is no science for this, no one has ever imagined having hot nuclear fuel lying outside the fuel pool. They’ve not figured out how to cool units three and four.”
"Units one through three have nuclear waste on the floor, the melted core, that has plutonium in it, and that has to be removed from the environment for hundreds of thousands of years," he said. "Somehow, robotically, they will have to go in there and manage to put it in a container and store it for infinity, and that technology doesn’t exist. Nobody knows how to pick up the molten core from the floor, there is no solution available now for picking that up from the floor."
"Until we know how to safely dispose of the radioactive materials generated by nuclear plants, we should postpone these activities so as not to cause further harm to future generations," he explained. "To do otherwise is simply an immoral act, and that is my belief, both as a scientist and as a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing.”
"With Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, and now with Fukushima, you can pinpoint the exact day and time they started," he said, "But they never end."
IMPORTANT: We cannot ignore this issue, even though the media has been doing just that for many months. Our survival on Earth is at stake. Please Reblog if you want to replace all Nuclear Power Plants with Safe, Clean Energy.
Yesterday was the 25th Annniversary of Chernobyl? Was it covered by the National Media? No. Why? Not a good time to bring up ANYTHING about Nuclear Accidents!
We don’t want to stir up the populace by reminding them of the horror that is unfolding right now in Japan, and seeping through the rest of the planet. I think we are all dosed by now.
According to KPFA yesterday, the truth is that most governments keep a 20% storage of “extra energy” on hand. Coincidentally, the U.S. gets 20% of its energy from Nuclear Reactors. So, theoretically, we could shut down all the reactors and never miss a beat.
Many scientists agree that we could get ALL of our ENERGY from Renewable Resources, if we had the will.
Sacramento closed Rancho Seco, Long Island closed down $6 billion Shoreham Plant before it was ever operated commercially. IT CAN BE DONE!!
It’s our job to make a stink, and let the politicians know that we’re not having it. Let them know we INSIST UPON CHANGE. Nuclear and Oil based energy are UNSAFE. END OF STORY.
We have better alternatives and WE DEMAND access to them!
The rest of the world is pulling away from us, as we hold on to these archaic methods of extracting energy, while they’re developing and getting the jump on the Solar and Wind industries.
I’ve had ENOUGH!! Have you?
HOW ABOUT IT?
Are you ready to
MAKE SOME NOISE?
It makes no sense to be messing with ANYTHING that takes thousands of years to become inactive. We are just not smart enough to deal with this Pandora’s Box!!
I mean it could be that there is even a simple way to deactivate this stuff, but we don’t know it yet. It kinda reminds me of that great Buckminster Fuller quote:
"Pollution is nothing but the resources we’re not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because were ignorant of their value."
….wouldn’t it be nice to find a way to “neutralize” all of this radiation?