Which is worse? A rogue NSA or a President who gives his approval and then lies about it? - Washington's Blog
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. - Robespierre, one of the leaders of the French Revolution
Ever wonder why you are not reading news about the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster? Do you even realize what a catastrophe it is - and will be for the west coast of the United States? How about because of the fact that General Electric built all six reactors for plant and was integral in the construction of it. It just so happens that GE used to own NBC, CNBC and MSNBC as well. Rest assured that GE has made sure that Comcast, NBC's new owner, has placed a media blackout on Fukushima at those news outlets. But it also happens that GE's CEO, Jeff Immelt, has been tapped to be one of Obama's "special" outside advisers. You can bet that Immelt made sure a general squelching of any news related to Fukushima was ordered by Obama. Why? Let's find out.
I was not paying attention to this issue either until a friend of mine who is an energy trader brought it to my attention. He has made it an avocation of his to dig up as much news as he can from alternative sources in order to stay informed. Some of the reports he has mentioned to me would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. For instance, did you know that herring fish with blood coming out of their eye sockets are being caught off the coast of British Columbia, Canada? I bet your local newspaper didn't catch that story...
I also heard a news report about tuna fish being caught off the coast of California that were found to have high levels of radiation. In addition, apparently there are massive pools of cesium-137 - i.e. radiation-laced sea water - headed for the coastline of California (the Kuroshio Current). This is another reason why the U.S. has put an informal media blackout on Fukushima-related news. Imagine the devastation to California real estate bubble values if people were truly informed.
The author of Washington's Blog has posted a very informative, truth-seeking article about just how deadly the Fukushima nuclear disaster is becoming and I highly recommend spending time reading it - it might just add another dimension to your understanding of just how severe the problems are in this country: Fukushima Is Here
There are technical details about what's happening there that are even worse than that blog report but I'll spare you the details. But did you notice that there was tsunami warning after an earthquake in the Fukushima area this past weekend that seemed to completely disappear from the news? I guess we can just call that the case of the disappearing weather disaster. But even if a big wave of water doesn't crash down on Fukushima, based on what my friend has told me the earthquake alone has likely caused the release of even more deadly radiation into the ocean and into the current that takes seawater from Japan's coast to the north coast of California...