US: Doctors Say 35% Spike in Infant Mortality in Northwest Cities Since Meltdown May Be the Result of Fukushima Fallout
“As I’ve previously noted, infants are much more vulnerable to radiation than adults. And see this.
However, radiation safety standards are set based on the assumption that everyone exposed is a healthy man in his 20s.
Now, a physician (Janette D. Sherman, M. D.) and epidemiologist (Joseph Mangano) have penned a short but horrifying essay asking whether a spike in infant deaths in the Northwest are due to Fukushima” Read more.
Tokyo Paper: What’s happening to children outside of Fukushima exclusion zone? – “Tokyo Shinbun (paper edition only, 6/16/2011) reports that many children in Koriyama City in Fukushima Prefecture, 50 kilometers from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, are suffering inexplicable nosebleed, diarrhea, and lack of energy since the nuke plant accident.” Read more.
And it’s not just the Northwest. Questions are even being raised in the Northeast …
Japan: Major Newspaper Questions TEPCO’s Ability to Overcome the Mountain of Problems Still Remaining at Fukushima
Two months have passed since TEPCO first unveiled a roadmap for bringing the crippled plant under control, but various problems that have occurred since then show the roadmap was overly optimistic.
Uncertainty over the current state of the power plant and when it could be brought under control continues to disrupt the lives of locals. Many people probably wonder whether the wisdom and power of Japan and the rest of the world are effectively being brought together and applied in the ongoing efforts at the plant.” Read more.
Elevated radiation levels widespread in eastern Japan – “Unsafe levels of radioactive contamination have been reported from multiple sources throughout vast areas of eastern Japan in locations far away from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Science Magazine cites data from the prefectural government of Iwate revealing radioactive cesium has traveled over 100 miles away from Fukushima. Pastoral grasses are contaminated beyond safety standards.” Read more.
For farmers, the damage has hurt their crops, and their pocketbooks.
Mick Rausch is no stranger to Spring storms, especially those that strike right in the middle of wheat harvest.
‘I can remember doing wheat harvest when I was 8, 9, 10 years old,’ said Rausch.
Since a young age, Rausch has always hoped for a good crop.
‘Farmers are eternal optimists,’ said Rausch.
Until the June 9th hail storm hit, Rausch had been fairly lucky.
‘You’ve got a whole years worth of income potential out there. The thought of losing a whole year’s work in a 5 minute storm, it can lead to some sleepless nights,’ said Rausch.
This storm, however, lasted for just under an hour.” Read more.
“KANO, Nigeria — A Nigerian Islamist sect that staged a series of deadly attacks mainly in the country’s north on Wednesday threatened ‘fiercer’ attacks and said it would not enter into talks with the government.
The Boko Haram group, which had two days ago laid down conditions for any talks with government, also disclosed for the first time that it had links with Islamists in Somalia.
‘Dialogue with President (Goodluck) Jonathan has collapsed,’ because of the statements made by the inspector general of police and governor of northern Borno state, the group said.
It said it was angered by the police chief Hafiz Ringim’s declaration that ‘the days of Boko Haram are numbered’.
‘Very soon, we will wage jihad…We want to make it known that our jihadists have arrived in Nigeria from Somalia where they received real training on warfare from our brethren who made that country ungovernable…,’ said the group in a handwritten statement.” Read more.
By Elisabeth Meinecke – “At a House hearing on Muslim-American radicalization in prisons Wednesday, several Democrat members were anxious to focus on anything but the topic at hand, instead bringing up threats in prisons posed by ‘right-wing’ radicals, gun possession, and gang members.
‘The violent right-wing ideology of many of these gangs must be discussed,’ said ranking member Rep. Bennie Thompson when stating his case why the committee should be focusing on ‘extremists of all stripes.’
He also tried to shift the spotlight to gun shows.
‘Earlier this month, Adam Gadahan, an American-born spokesman for al Qaeda, released a video calling on Muslims to commit acts of violence against America by taking advantage of the gun show loophole,’ Thompson said.
Democrat Rep. Laura Richardson of California called holding such hearings as this one ‘discriminatory’ for focusing on a particular religious group and tried to make the argument that gangs are radicalized in prison.
The comments by congressional members eventually prompted a response from California Rep. Dan Lungren.
‘The political correctness in this room is astounding,’ said Lungren, the former attorney general of California.” Read more.
Daniel 7:25a, “He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law…”
Ibrahim Saddiq Conlan also called for the overthrow of the Australian legal system in favour of the controversial sharia law, the Islamic legal system.
‘[the Australian legal system is] the primary cause of the spiritual, economic and environmental crisis in Australia,’ he said.
‘Democracy is evil, the parliament is evil and legislation is evil,’ said Mr Conlon.
The debate was organised by Mr Peter Madden from the Christian Democrats Party, in response to a controversial advertising campaign in Sydney calling Jesus ‘a prophet of Islam’.
The original debater and moderate Muslim apologist Dia Mohammad pulled out of the debate leaving Mr Conlon to respond to the question: ‘Should Islam be promoted in Australia?’” Read more.
Matthew 24:5, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
Daniel 8:25a, “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many…”
The ‘Religion of Peace’ Runs Provocative Billboard Campaign in Australia Calling Jesus Christ ‘A Prophet of Islam’ – “Billboards have emerged across Sydney, Australia, carrying the slogan ‘Jesus: a prophet of Islam.’ The advertising campaign is being run by Islamic group ‘MyPeace,’ which has said that the purpose of the campaign is to encourage interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims.” Read more.
Torrential rains have left huge areas of Hubei and Zhejiang provinces under water, with more than 1 million acres (432,200 hectares) of farmland inundated, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Almost 1,000 businesses have been forced to suspend operations and 5.7 million people have had their lives disrupted, Xinhua said in a brief report. More than 7,000 homes collapsed or were otherwise damaged and direct financial damage was estimated at almost 6 billion yuan ($930 million).
The downpour triggered a mudslide that buried houses and killed two people in Zhejiang’s Changshan county, while two more were killed and two left missing by flooding in Hubei, Xinhua said.” Read more.