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Top US Officials: JAPAN NUCLEAR REACTOR #4 COMPLETELY BREACHED, IN FULL MELTDOWN, RELEASING LETHAL RADIATION - US EXPANDS EVACUATION AREA TO 50 MILES ~ link ~ 50 Miles is one-third of the way to Tokyo, one of the largest cities on Earth! Stirling
Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume - Alaska Tomorrow - Southern California on Friday ~ link ~ Oh Shit!
US alarm over Japan atomic crisis ~ link ~ The panic button has been pushed! Stirling
Dr. Blaylock: Japan Radiation Could Pose Threat to USA ~ link ~ If a radiation cloud from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors eventually reaches the western United States, it could pose a threat to American crops and the people who eat them, nationally known neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock tells Newsmax.
Extremely High Levels of Radiation Being Released Near Fukushima ~ link ~ Looks like we may be approaching full total meltdown of at least one and more likely 5 or 6 nuclear reactors.....the China Syndrome! Stirling
Thousands flee Tokyo as experts try to calm contamination fears ~ link ~ Where were these "experts" when all these nuclear power plants were being built in the most earthquake prone nation on Earth? Stirling
Officials try to cool spent nuclear fuel ~ link ~ Officials grappled Wednesday with the new task of cooling overheating spent nuclear fuel at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the facility at the center of Japan's escalating nuclear crisis, as radiation contamination spread on the plant's grounds and seeped out in small amounts to nearby communities.
Fukushima Heroes: Not afraid to die ~ link ~However, CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod reports that a handful have stayed on the job, risking their lives, to try to save the lives of countless people they don't even know. The exact number of workers is unclear and has been reported to be anywhere from 50 to 180.
Sergei Kiriyenko, who holds sway over most of the former Soviet Union's nuclear facilities, told Russia's paramount leader, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, that under the worst case scenario all six reactors could melt down.
Japan super-quake death toll approaching 25,000 - May hit 100,000 - Lots of new photos of damage ~ link
Tragedy beyond imagination is now unfolding in Japan ~ link
Get out of Tokyo: UK Foreign Officetells all Brits to leave toxic radiation zone as Japanese 'lose control' of stricken reactors ~ link
Russia's military said it was on alert to evacuate people if required from Russia's Sakhalin island, whose southernmost tip is visible from northern Japan, and the Southern Kuril island chain which is at the heart of a territorial dispute with Japan, Interfax news agency reported.
Germany to shut down pre-1980 nuclear plants ~ link
Japan tsunami: Thousands of seabirds were killed on Midway ~ link ~
Bahrain locks down Kingdom as uprising surges ~ link ~ The tactics will be to hit any and all gatherings hard, to get the message out that any disobedience will result in death, injury or arrest. Stirling
Syrian forces break-up Damascus protest ~ link ~ Security forces wielding batons dispersed 150 demonstrators who had gathered in central of Damascus on Wednesday in the most serious protest against Syria's ruling hierarchy since revolts spread in the Arab world.
Libya revolt: Gaddafi troops assault Ajdabiya and Misrata ~ link ~
Prince William to begin tour of disaster-stricken areas of New Zealand and Australia ~ link ~ I cannot help but wonder why members of the Japanese Imperial Family are not among their people helping to heal the trauma. Stirling
Neocons' Goal: Iran by Way of Libya ~ link ~ Although the neocons had initially been rather cool toward the popular uprisings in the Middle East which threatened regimes friendly to the U.S. and Israel, such as Mubarak’s in Egypt, they have reverted to their militant regime change stance toward Gaddafi ’s regime in Libya. In espousing this interventionist position, they are not as conspicuous as they had been regarding Iraq and Iran, when they had stood in the vanguard, but are only one component of a popular mainstream cause, which unites many otherwise disparate groups. Nonetheless, they are a vital players who apparently look to involvement in Libya as a chance to renew their now-stalled effort to reconfigure the Middle East in the interests of Israel (whose interests, they allege, coincide with those of the United States). [See Sniegoski, The Transparent Cabal, http://home.comcast.net/~transparentcabal/]
Bahrain crackdown on protests in Manama's Pearl Square - with video ~ link ~ The global banking families and the CIA/Mossad's 'Domino Revolutions' have now got the Shia and Sunni fighting each other! This is one of the goals. Stirling
Wholesale prices up 1.6 percent on steep rise in food costs ~ link ~ This is a massive global problem that will not go away and keeps on growing in size. Stirling
Al Qaeda's New Magazine for Women Mixes Beauty and Bomb Tips ~ link ~ Proving that the Mossad and CIA (along with Fox "News") have a sense of humor. This rates a Four Bullshit Flag Award. Stirling
Ireland Hammered to Raise Corporate Tax ~ link ~ German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (left) and EU economic affairs chief Olli Rehn urged Ireland Tuesday to be realistic and drop opposition to raising a corporate tax rate critics say is unfairly low. "If Ireland wants something additional from us, then we can raise that issue," said Schaeuble of Dublin's demand for the interest rate on its EU and IMF bailout to be reduced, in line with the easier terms granted to Greece last Friday. The German minister was recalling a clash between Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the issue at last week's eurozone summit that is sure to be revisited at a full European Union summit next week. – AgencyFrancePress
Portugal hit by debt downgrade from ratings agency ~ link ~The ratings agency cut Portugal by two notches from A1 to A3 and kept the rating on a negative outlook, suggesting more downgrades may follow.
"Half of Portugal's active population is either unemployed or precarious, which shows that the situation is untenable," said 27-year-old Joao Labrincha, unemployed and one of the four organizers of the rally, quoted by AFP. The government announced a series of extra spending cuts and tax changes on Friday aimed at bringing its budget deficit down to 4.6 percent in 2011.
The total exposure of foreign banks to the struggling quartet of Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain tops $2.5 trillion (£1.6 trillion) once all forms or risk are included, according to the latest data from the Bank for International Settlements.
Europe's Coming Meltdown ~ link ~ The just-completed deal between North and South Europe (between Germany and the PIGS, really) is apparently almost entirely one-sided and bound to inflame not diminish civil unrest as spring begins to bloom across Europe. The lines of battle are not hardening; they look to have been set in reinforced concrete. In such an environment it would seem continued clashes within the affected countries are inevitable. Have you read this elsewhere? Here's one interpretation from the European Voice:
US backing for World Currency stuns markets ~ link ~ Not me. I know that Obama is simply a Front Man for the global banking families and they intend to have a World Currency as a key part of their satanic high-tech global police state - their New World Order. Stirling
No-Fly Won't Fly Constitutionally by Congressman Ron Paul ~ link ~ In this case, I would like to make sure we actually follow the black letter of the law provided in the Constitution that explicitly grants Congress the sole authority to declare war. This week I will introduce a concurrent resolution in the House to remind my colleagues and the administration that Congress alone, not the president, decides when to go to war. It is alarming how casually the administration talks about initiating acts of war, as though Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution does not exist. Frankly, it is not up to the President whether or not we intervene in Libya, or set up "no-fly" zones, or send troops. At least, it is not if we follow the Constitution. Even by the loose standards of the War Powers Resolution, which cedes far too much power to the president, he would have no authority to engage in hostilities because we have not been attacked – not by Gaddafi, and not by the rebels. This is not our fight. If the administration wants to make it our fight, let them make their case before Congress and put it to a vote. I would strongly oppose such a measure, but that is the proper way to proceed.
US overdue for huge Pacific quake say experts ~ link ~ The western United States is overdue for a huge earthquake and tsunami much like the one that devastated Japan last week, and is nowhere near ready to cope with the disaster, experts say.