How come Republicans totally accept the Scientific Research when it comes to the safety of Nuclear Power…yet think they know BETTER than the scientists when it comes to “believing” in Climate Change?
1) CLIMATE CHANGE
2) NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
3) VOTERS RIGHTS, CAMPAIGN FINANCE, ELECTORAL COLLEGE, CITIZENS UNITED
4) GMO AGRIBUSINESS TAKE OVER
We need to immediately get these Republican climate change deniers out of office, before they kill us all.
We need to get with the program, like the rest of the world and do everything we can to, if not COOL DOWN the planet, at least slow down our rate of contributing to warming it up.
I am saddened by how few of my followers seem to give a shit about any of these most important issues.
These types of posts rarely get reblogged. I cannot tell you how disappointed I am that I am doing so little to spread the word. I try to share what I’ve discovered, but hardly anybody responds…
Meanwhile a silly post about Social Media will get 100s of reblogs.
What am I doing wrong? How can I inspire people to care more about the changes in our world that threaten humanity’s very existence?
I think that we cannot continue to bury our heads in the sand, and just hope this will all blow over. It won’t.
We can only affect change if we all get together and DEMAND BETTER from our governments and the people in power. If those in power think they CAN get away with it, they WILL continue with their harmful practices. Those in power all have underground bunkers, already tricked out, to go to, if the going gets rough.
I assume that you don’t. I certainly don’t.
You do realize that if Climate Change “wins”, we will no longer be able to access Tumblr, right?
[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.
And they have NOT stopped the leakage into the ocean, the water that cools the spent fuel rods is getting too hot, and they need to dump more hot water into the ocean, AND they don’t know HOW to stop the leaking??
No matter how much they have tried to assure us that Nuclear Reactors were “safe”, I’ve never believed it. Not for one minute.
We can contain Nuclear Waste in concrete? Really? Have you TESTED this concrete, or were you just waiting for an 8.9 earthquake to test it for us?
I’ve been worried about this ever since I saw the China Syndrome back in the late 70s…Nuclear reactors have NEVER been safe, no matter what all the greedy bastards who make money from them say!!
We need to have GLOBAL LAWS if the actions of one country affects other countries through wind, or ocean currents - of course, that’s not a real viable possibility - nations just don’t move as quickly as Climate Change - it would be YEARS before politicians could manage to agree on limits and all the CRAP they would have to agree upon before laws could be enacted in each separate country, and they just don’t realize that we DON’T HAVE THE TIME - nature does not go by HUMAN time frames…so we are STUCK, with the planet being ruined by the greedy, and the rest of us are helpless…it is hard to believe that our planet is NOT doomed (or at least humans surviving on it).
How long can we deny the signs? Millions of fish dying, birds dropping out of the air, natural disasters of unbelievable (dare I say, “Biblical”) proportions? Do you really think we can fix this, considering the rampant greed of the power-hungry and the vise grip they have on the lawmakers, and how blind they ALL are to the seriousness of these problems we have created with industrialization?
Do we not see that we are signing our own death warrants? I fear for future generations (if we survive that long)…
LISTEN UP, Lawmakers, CLIMATE CHANGE should be the ONLY ISSUE on EVERY POLITICIAN’S AGENDA, but, sadly, that ain’t gonna happen is it?…So the powerless will sit by, and watch as our world is ruined and destroyed, and we kill our own habitat, and humans are wiped off the face of the earth by their own GREED! Fantastic.
And to think, I was monumentally depressed about the state of our world BEFORE all this happened…
“The earth will survive-it’s us humans who might not.” ~ George Carlin
…which is the exact same design as those at the Fukishima Daichi site.
It has more radioactivity in its spent fuel rods than all four of the wrecked reactors at Fukishima. It’s 42 years old, and this is a reactor whose time has come to close.
It should not be looked upon as just an ATM machine for a multi-tiered holding company, that makes sure that it can make as money as possible.
This reactor was purchased for pennies on the dollar, and companies like Entergy are loathe to do things that would require significant safety upgrads.
The battle lines are drawn there, and I think we are going to see an increasing battle between states who appear to be on a collision course with the Federal Government over the future of Nuclear Power.”
~ Robert Alvarez, Sr Scholar Inst for Policy Studies, Fmr Sr Policy Advisor to US Secy of Energy
“Plutonium is really the most toxic substance that we know. It’s the most carcinogenic substance, and lasts for 1/2 million years, and is not biodegradable.
Plutonium is so poisonous, that if you took a pound of it, and you theoretically could put a little piece of it in every person’s lung on earth, you could give every man, woman and child lung cancer. One pound. And each big nuclear reactor makes 500 lbs of it a year.”
~ Helen Caldicott
[NOTE* from Leftish - What are we DOING? Messing with this substance AT ALL is sheer insanity. It’s like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, except there is NO SORCERER to undo the MESS for us! Please consider getting involved in shutting down the Nuclear Reactors. Between Nuclear Waste and Global Warming, we are risking the survival of all life on earth. This is NOT the direction where Science was meant to go!]
I swear, I can’t figure out what to worry about next!
Here’s a short list of 10 broad topics that constantly keep me in a state of anxiety.
1) Global Warming/Planet Destruction by Dirty Energy Use
2) Nuclear Energy Dangers
3) “Natural” Disasters increasing
4) Corporate Takeover of Planetary Resources and all else humans hold dear
5) Bee extinction, Massive animal deaths in the air, in the waters, on land
6) Monsanto/Oil Drilling/Fracking - Cancer causing agents in our food, air, and water
7) Endless Wars, bankrupting our treasury, increasing the coffers of the War Machine
8) Increased violence and rhetoric against minorities - Gays, Blacks, Abortion Doctors, Immigrants, Unions, the list is long
9) Crooked Politicians, An impending “Police State”, Erosion of Our Rights and Privacy
a) We need serious Campaign Finance Reform
b) The Electoral College needs to be dissolved. One vote, One person, seriously
c) Voting should be facilitated not impeded
d) Redistricting after the Census needs to be done by Independent or Bi-Partisan committees, not by the party in power
e) Crazy new Republican take-over in State Governments needs to be stopped
10) 1/3 of Americans are illiterate. Another 1/3 can’t read or write (or comprehend?) beyond a 4th grade level. GOP hopefuls say things like the “Battle of Lexington was fought in New Hampshire”, and “Africa in’t a continent, it’s a country”, yet they do not lose a smidgeon of support from their ignorant followers. Being educated is looked down upon and scoffed at by the illiterate masses. This worries me. There’s might be more of them than us.
And a bonus:
11) Did I mention Global Warming already? It deserves two mentions, I think.
What world and national issues concern you the most?
davewebb530: Thanks for posting the autism/nuclear power info...sometimes life online gets so QUIET. On a related point--the city of Sacramento (California US) voted to decommission Rancho Seco, their nuclear power plant, in 1989. If you've been in the BA for awhile, you probably heard of it...In honor of the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, I posted a different iPhone images of Rancho Seco every 20-30 minutes. Peruse if ya wanna... www.davewebb530.tumblr.com
Thanks, Dave! Wow, those Rancho Seco images are truly awesome - I’m following you! I will be reblogging many of those! They’re amazing! I just got an iPhone for my birthday, and started using it today. I got a free Photoshop App…I guess that’s what you are using on your iPhone?