Archive for 03/12/2011

Japan: 200,000 Evacuated From Near Reactors

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“Around 200,000 people have been evacuated from near two Japanese nuclear power stations as fear spreads of radiation exposure.

The evacuations were ordered after nine people showed signs of possible exposure to radiation at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plants.

An official from the Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told a news conference that up to 160 people may have suffered radiation exposure.” Read more.

Japan Has Now Lost Cooling for SIX Nuclear Reactors

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“Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday another reactor of its quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plants had lost its cooling functions, while at least 15 people at a nearby hospital were found to have been exposed to radioactivity.

The utility supplier notified the government early Sunday morning that the No. 3 reactor at the No. 1 Fukushima plant had lost the ability to cool the reactor core. The reactor is now in the process of releasing radioactive steam, according to top government spokesman Yukio Edano.

It was the sixth reactor overall at the Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 plants to undergo cooling failure since the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami struck Japan on Friday.” Read more.

Arab League: Libyan Gov’t Has Lost Its Sovereignty, Supports No-Fly Zone

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“RAS LANOUF, Libya — The world moved a step closer to a decision on imposing a no-fly zone over Libya but Muammar al-Qaddafi was swiftly advancing Saturday on the poorly equipped and loosely organized rebels who have seized much of the country.

Qaddafi’s forces pushed the frontline miles deeper into rebel territory and violence erupted at the front door of the opposition stronghold in eastern Libya, where an Al-Jazeera cameraman slain in an ambush became the first journalist killed in the nearly month-long conflict.”  Read more.

140,000 Being Evacuated Away From Japan Nuclear Plants

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“About 140,000 people have so far been evacuated from areas near two Japanese nuclear power plants after Friday’s earthquake, the U.N. atomic watchdog said in a statement citing information from Japanese authorities.

‘Evacuations around both affected nuclear plants have begun,’ the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.

In a 20-km radius around Fukushima Daiichi an estimated 110,000 people have been evacuated. In a 10-km radius around Fukushima Daini about 30,000 people have been evacuated.

‘Full evacuation measures have not been completed,’ it said.”  Source.

Footage of Buildings Shaking in Japan During Earthquake

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Nuh uh.  No thanks.  If I’m in Japan I’m packing a parachute.

Categories: Earthquakes

Turkey and the Restoration of the Caliphate

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“… Turkey’s move away from the West, its renewed alliances with Islamist regimes and its disavowal of secular reforms in favor of theocratic rule under shariah could precipitate a precarious shift in the balance of power in the world.  A portentous event could have been when Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last month hosted Nureddin Surin, a Hizbollah-activist and the delegation leader of the MV Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship captured by Israeli as it tried to run the Gaza blockade. Surin used the occasion to declare, ‘We are here today with the longing and the determination to build a Middle East without Israel and America, and to refresh our pledge to continue on the path of the Mavi Marmara shahids (martyrs)…..’

The Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, took the opportunity to thank the Turkish Muslims for their fight on behalf of  Islam.  Given the strength of this alliance combined with Saudi largesse and a changing picture in the Middle East, a global caliphate under shariah law could become a reality.” Read more.

World War III in the Middle East?

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By Joel Richardson

“Despite President Obama’s mildly presumptuous declarations that his ascension to power would signal ‘the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal,’ we’re now two years in, and rather than healing, it appears as though the world is instead developing an incredibly nasty infection. But in all fairness to the president, he did also say this would be ‘the moment when we ended a war.’ And I suppose that we are in the process of evacuating our forces from Iraq, so who said this guy isn’t keeping his promises? It’s all coming together exactly according to his plan – that is, ofcourse, if we don’t consider the American economy, which is dangling by a thread, or the fact that we are entering World War III in the Middle East.

OK, I know the shock value of declaring that we may now be entering World War III has become a bit tired at this point, but the fact of the matter is the United States has suddenly found herself quietly involved in a multiple-front Middle Eastern war. As we continue to plod through our efforts in Afghanistan and “wrap up” things in Iraq, at least three new fronts are opening up elsewhere. And that could very well be just the beginning.”  Read more.

US and Canadian West Coast Could Be Exposed to Radiation if Full Japan Meltdown Occurs

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Although a full-blown Chernobyl style meltdown hasn’t occurred yet I am very concerned that this could get much, much worse.

“… The prevailing jet stream winds are blowing from Japan directly across the Pacific ocean to the west coast of the United States. Any airborne radiation would make its way across with the jet stream, reaching the U.S. in approximately 36 hours, depending on the actual speed of the jet.

BBC News Asia-Pacific is now reporting that radiation levels inside the nuclear reactor are 1,000 times of normal, and there are now high levels (unspecified) ‘outside’ of the nuclear reactor plant. They report that people are being evacuated in an approximate 6-mile perimeter.”  Source.

Flooding Rivers Across Eastern US Kills at Least 2, Forces Evacuations

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“WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — Flooding washed over part of the eastern U.S., filling basements with water, forcing hundreds of people out of their homes and turning a highway into swimming pools for ducks.

At least two people have died in the flooding, including one in Ohio, where the water was receding Friday. But it continued to rise from western Maryland to Maine, even though the weather turned sunny over much of the affected area, a respite from Thursday’s heavy rains.

Some of the hardest-hit areas were just outside New York City, which is emerging from a snow-filled winter.”  Read more.

Categories: Natural Disasters

Quake Moved Japan Coast 8 feet; Shifted Earth’s Axis

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“The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.

‘At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass,’ said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).” Read more.

Categories: Earthquakes

Jewish Family of 5 Murdered by Islamist

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“A Jewish couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in a West Bank settlement on Saturday in what Israeli officials said was an attack by a Palestinian who broke into their home in the early hours.

Troops from the Israeli occupation forces set up roadblocks and were searching the area around the settlement of Itamar, near the Palestinian city of Nablus, for the suspect.

A baby was among the five dead, officials said.”  Read more.

Categories: Radical Islam

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Nuke Plant after Explosion

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190+ people suffering from radiation poisoning.  Workers trying to use sea water to cool reactor.  IAEA says iodine tablets being distributed to population.

“An aftershock has struck near a nuclear plant in Japan – hours after an explosion and radiation leak there sparked fears a meltdown was under way.

The 6.4 magnitude tremor occurred close to the sites of two nuclear power plants in Fukushima, where the walls and a roof of one reactor were destroyed in a blast.

Plumes of smoke were sent billowing into the sky and several workers at the Daiichi power station – also known as Fukushima 1 – were thought to be injured.” Read more.

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