Posts Tagged ‘radiation’

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This was a fun little indie comedy that was claustrophobic and stuck in one location. I’m partial to opening up the environment somewhat, and single location films sort of grate on me.

The people are pretty funny though, although all the humor is dialogue driven. So there’s a lot of talking about relationships and interpersonal problems. It also completely botches the reality of the weapons (poor science), but I can’t remember any film about anything that had scientific accuracy.

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But it’s a comedy, and so we give more leeway. What’s good about the film is that these people are such self-absorbed, oblivious, useless assholes that watching them face the apocalypse is sort of cathartic in and of itself. None seem worthy of surviving, and the world doesn’t seem to be losing much as a result. I thought the ending scene could have been drawn out and developed a bit more. It seemed rushed and implausible. They could have mined it a bit deeper, and I would have been more gushing in my praise.

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In propagandastan. Survival is treason. “Mass evacuation can never be permitted…”

“You know Fred, actually staying in a city to help after an atomic attack is not nearly so dangerous as a lotta people think. The danger of lingering radiation is not really very serious.”

 

 

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Fukushima radiation is killing children… heart problems, leukemia, thyroid 

“…in reality radiation is still there — and it is killing children. They are dying of heart conditions, asthma, leukemia, thyroid complications. Lots of kids are extremely exhausted after school, others are simply unable to attend PE classes. But the authorities are still hiding the truth from us…”

Former mayor of Futaba describes criminal negligence and the poisoning of the population with radiation in Fukushima prefecture.

More on Cesium contamination

 

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The children of Chernobyl… forever

These authors will donate the royalties of their works as a contribution to allow the publication of a DvD-book which tells the story of the Chernobyl accident and its consequences. This book, written collectively, will be the basis for aHUMANITARIAN OPERATION for the benefit of children exposed to radiations and living in contaminated areas.We would like you to share our committment by making a DONATION-SUBSCRIPTION to CHERNOBYL FOREVER.”

 

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Fake medical clinic provides cover for US Government nuke contractor to deny health effects from chemical/radiation exposure.  Six workers sick at Seattle facility, but they are being given the public relations runaround.

Sick Hanford workers speak out for first time  

 

 

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Groups Demand FDA Respond to Petition to Lower Limit of Radioactivity Allowed in Food; Institute More Robust Testing

Beltsville, MD — (SBWIRE) — 04/03/2014 — The Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) today responded to statements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the agency is not advising people “to alter their consumption of specific foods imported from Japan or domestically produced food including seafood…” in the wake of the ongoing radioactive releases at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. The National Academy of Sciences has stated that there is no safe dose of radiation, therefore FFAN rejects the current high levels that FDA recommends for food. 

FFAN coalition member groups Beyond Nuclear, Citizens for Health and Ecological Options Network filed a legal Citizen Petition with the FDA on March 12, 2013 to lower the amount of radioactive cesium allowed in food. The FDA’s only direct response to FFAN’s Citizen Petition is a letter dated June of 2013 stating they require more time to respond. 

Meanwhile Tokyo Electric and Power Co (TEPCO) has admitted to dumping at minimum 300 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean daily, adding to the Pacific Ocean burden and that of its fish. Bluefin tunacaught off San Diego in an August 2012 study demonstrated elevated amounts of Cesium 134 and 137, which are considered characteristic isotopic markers for Fukushima radiation. The American Medical Association (AMA) resolution has called on the U.S. government to test all U.S. seafood for radiation due to Fukushima and fully report the results to the public. In addition, scientists from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography have found levels of cesium in seawater off the Vancouver Canada coast that can be attributed to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The levels are currently low, but the presence of cesium 134 confirms the contamination to be from Fukushima Daiichi. 

“If the FDA wants to claim seafood is safe, then they need to institute a more robust food testing process. Considering the continued dumping of Fukushima radiation into the Pacific, we need to constantly monitor our seafood because the contamination levels we see today could certainly change. This catastrophe and its impact on seafood will not be over for a very long time,” stated Cindy Folkers of Beyond Nuclear. 

Three years after the nuclear disaster began in Japan on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, FDA has not authorized a rational, transparent, and binding limit for radiation in food. Instead, they recommend at minimum 1,200 Becquerels per kilogram of Cesium 134 and 137, the highest allowable levels for radiation in food in the world. The FDA’s limit is 12 times higher than Japan’s meaning that, in addition to seafood, other food and beverages considered far too dangerous for consumption there can be exported to U.S. citizens, including vulnerable children and pregnant women. FFAN’s petition seeks to significantly lower the current allowable levels of radiation in all food, including seafood to 5 Bq/kg, nearly identical to the limits proposed by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in Germany and the EU

“Why does FDA think it is ok to expose kids in the us to 12 times more radioactive poison than children in Japan? Even Japan’s limits are not protective enough. If this is the standard FDA uses to determine what is safe, then our children are in danger,” stated Folkers, adding “Without a responsible contamination limit set, the FDA will doom a certain number of people to unnecessary disease, particularly children who are much more vulnerable to radiation.” 

After the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded in 1986, children in Belarus were found to have heart and hormonal problems with approximately 1% of the current U.S. limit for radioactive Cesium in their bodies. Significant areas in the EU remain off limits to cattle and sheep production 28 years after Chernobyl due to its impact on the environment and food supply. 

“The outsourcing of testing to other countries food programs and a lack of transparency in FDA’s own testing has left consumers flying blind when it comes to making personal decisions about food safety,” says Nancy Foust of SimplyInfo.org. “The current FDA intervention level for radiation in food is far too high and does not consider all the research on health consequences.”

The AMA joins FFAN in demanding the public’s ‘Right to Know’ regarding radiation levels in food. Both want a national database and transparent seafood testing, and FFAN invites others to join in demanding that FDA reduce the amount of radiation permitted in our food in a transparent and responsible manner.Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN)is a coalition of groups and concerned citizens working for safe food policy in the U.S. 

NEWS FROM FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT AWARENESS NETWORK www.FFAN.us 

CONTACT:Cindy Folkers, Radiation and Health Specialist at Beyond Nuclearwww.beyondnuclear.org 240-354-4314 

Nancy Foust, research team member of SimplyInfo.org and the Fukushima Project 605-413-4282 www.Simplyinfo.org

 

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Learn about radiation contamination:

The Future Children of Fukushima

 

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DemocracyNow highlights the pollution of native lands with uranium contamination.  New documentary:

 

When Are Films Political: The Return of Navajo Boy

 

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2 wanted device used on enemies, officials say

Looks like FBI finally did something right.  The crazies are out there.  This X-Ray emitting weapon, however, should give us all pause.  Would it have worked?  Is this available to others?

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USS Calhoun County sailors dumped thousands of tons of radioactive waste into ocean

Like the Mafia dumps radioactive waste into the Mediterranean, the US Navy has been dumping hot radioactive waste into the Atlantic (and likely elsewhere) for a long time.   This is impunity, arrogance, criminality, potentially another crime against humanity.  They didn’t care that their own sailors were being irradiated without protective clothing during the ops, and so this is also cold-blooded murder.

But you’re not allowed to call out the military and the government as criminals in the US of fucking A.  The military runs this banana republic, and the national media won’t state basic facts without spinning them into some gibberish.   Often these stories won’t be reported across the country at all, not if they make certain institutions look bad.

Truth be told, many thousands of high officials should be rotting in prison and accountability should be enacted here.  The health and safety of the people should rate in these decisions, but they don’t, except for the the need to hide the damage from the people and keep these crimes secret.  But there are no conspiracies in America you see.  Anyone who reports conspiracy by official actors must be crazy.  The media says so.

Only, technically, most of what comes out of DC is conspiracy: bribery, aggressive war, fraud, waste, grand theft, unconstitutional spying, violating whistleblower’s rights, environmental crimes, violating human rights, torture, murder, the list is extensive and damning when considered as a whole.  But there are no “conspiracies,” because the media says so.  “Conspiratorial thinking” is the new mental illness, the new (old) Orwellian rationale for the suppression of the truth.  They don’t commit crimes.  You must be mad.  They are in charge.

Enjoy your fish.

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The yellow dots represent the level that spurred the world’s nuclear states to ban all surface nuclear weapons testing four decades ago. 

 

Fukushima: Wave of Radiation Will Be Ten Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined

The Canadian government has confirmed in October that Fukushima radiation will exceed “levels higher than maximum fallout” from the nuclear tests.

US Government Cover-Up:

The government said it was just doing a routine “background radiation” check, but that it was really measuring the amount of “hot particles” in the Seattle area (starting at 27:00). Hot particles are inhaled and become very dangerous “internal emitters”. The government then covered up the results on the basis of “national security”.

As the Washington Department of Health noted at the time:

A helicopter flying over some urban areas of King and Pierce counties will gather radiological readings July 11-28, 2011. [Seattle is in King County.] The U.S. Department of Energy’s Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measurement System will collect baseline levels of radioactive materials.

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Some of the data may be withheld for national security purposes.

Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security and National Nuclear Security Administration sent low-flying helicopters over the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012 to test for radiation. But they have not released the results.

 

If anyone still buys the propaganda about radiation, on how “safe” and “low” it is, of no concern to them and their children, they need to read this.

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Navy sailors have radiation sickness after Japan rescue

At least 70 have been stricken with some form of radiation sickness, and of those, “at least half . . . are suffering from some form of cancer,” their lawyer, Paul Garner, told The Post Saturday.

“We’re seeing leukemia, testicular cancer and unremitting gynecological bleeding requiring transfusions and other intervention,” said Garner, who is representing 51 crew members suing the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the Fukushima Daiichi energy plant.

 

The big things I’ve seen at Political Film Blog over this past year

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Edward Snowden

He should have been Time’s Person of the Year, and he single handedly challenged a tyrannical empire that scoffs at individual liberty and privacy.  There are a handful of heroic individuals who risk everything to help humanity, people they never even meet, and those individuals should be honored and talked about, and their contributions acknowledged.

Another such important NSA whistleblower is Russell Tice, who exposed that the NSA is being used for politically-motivated blackmail against Congress, White House staffers and anyone else who can challenge the power mad of Washington DC.


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People Are Awakening to the Horrors of Radiation

Fukushima is, as I and a number of others called it two and a half years ago, an out of control catastrophe, which should spell the end of the nuclear age forever.   The most visited page at PFB this year has been the Chernobyl Children presentation with links to documentary films and research articles about radiation contamination –including what they sell as “low level.”  Not to be missed.


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12 Years a Slave

My pick for movie of the year, this story is the one needed to set the record straight on slavery.  A harsh, brutal and honest portrayal of racial exploitation and legalistic abuses, 12 Years should be part of the high school curriculum in the US.


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The BlackMagic Cinema Cameras

Outstanding value (and image) puts the power of true cinema quality imagery into the hands of just about anyone mad enough to go there.  Finally the dynamic range barriers have fallen and digital cinema cameras compete favorably with film.


The Red Dragon Sensor

Torturous contrast situations are now within the reach of just about anyone — that means natural lighting that looks like a movie.  The Dragon sensor is so sensitive that it can revolutionize independent film lighting and the looks achievable on pennies.


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The Boston Marathon Cover-Up

As with the 9/11 attacks, something is very, very wrong with the government’s story of this bombing.  There are three known CIA connections to the alleged bombers, and the Israeli intelligence monitor DEBKAFILE has concluded that the two brothers were being “recruited” by Western intelligence.  This is likely the reason they were allowed to operate freely in Massachusetts despite multiple international threat warnings about them.  When US intelligence meddles with internal US domestic security people die, and the myth of a “war on terrorism” is reinforced.  This practice of allowing terrorist bombings formed the “Strategy of Tension,” a CIA strategy that was witnessed in Europe in the 1970s and 80s under Operation Gladio.


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Syria Hypocrisy Exposed

The public actually woke up to the Big Lies told about Syria, the foreign-sponsored terrorist Jihad raging there and the false flag chemical weapons attacks against civilians by those same terrorists.  The Obama regime was discredited repeatedly for supporting Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria and for hiding the evidence of their atrocities, even making enemies inside his own CIA!  These revelations similarly damned the US corporate press for blindly and mindlessly parroting the administration’s lies as well as the claims of the Syrian terrorists themselves.  The war propaganda is rampant and not to be believed.