Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Radiant Seafood from Japan

Troubled nuclear operator TEPCO is planning to dump radioactive water into the sea outside Fukushima, Japan (link).

Nobody imagines this is good, but those who care most have died or been compensated; others want to believe the fable that "almost all" radioactivity will be removed before dumping.

But TEPCO & the Japanese Government are proved incompetent; they continue to poison land & sea.

The 2020 Olympics should be hosted elsewhere, not in radioactive Tokyo - hot as a furnace & promising to get much worse.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Military Industry USA

America embraces threat & use of force as means of settling international disputes. The results have been poor.

Have we only been arrogant & meddling? Or are we more deeply dangerous?

US overseas operations only serve citizen interests as we feel tough & stronger hearing military stories of USA kicking foreign butt -- we're individually poor & powerless.

America's happiest soldiers are home in the USA. Those deployed serve and risk, but is their sacrificing essential? Politicians and US industry sent more than 2.7 million Americans to serve in Vietnam; many didn't return.  For what? Why? 

The same politicos put our military forces under threat today, in a tragic system supporting the ruthless arms dealing industry. Direct costs of US overseas forces are huge and unbearable, with inevitable blowback when poorly-chosen targets fight back, long-term care for injuries, the costs of refugees, etc.

Stop being suckered.   Say No to Militarism.

Let's invest in more peaceful solutions...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Nuclear Japan

August is when Japan and the world remember the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Most people now pray for peace and safety.

This August, 70 years after the end of WWII, the industrialist-supported LDP rammed through the restart of Japan's only operating nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture (川内原子力発電所) after all nuclear plants were closed in response to the Fukushima disaster.

The nuclear industry pushed unrelentingly for restart: achieved 11 Aug. 2015. The nuclear plant is as far from Tokyo as you can get on Japan's main islands -- about 1400 km (900 miles). Worryingly, this Kagoshima Sendai Nuclear Plant is only some 30 miles from highly-active Sakurajima volcano -- where today the local government issued regional evacuation warnings. Kagoshima City (pop. 600,000) sits between these two threats - exposed within minutes of eruption to the disastrous dangers of a pyroclastic flow.

Industry boffins claim there's no grounds for worry (link) -- but of course there is danger, and when trouble happens (as with Fukushima & TEPCO) the profiteers quickly run away claiming "who coulda known?" ...

If Japan suffers nuclear disaster again, the 2020 Olympics will need new hosting ... Tokyo bureaucrats can't handle the responsibility...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Warring Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush is an asshole.

Jeb claims Pres. Obama & Sec. of State Hilary Clinton pulled U.S. troops from Iraq too early. But clearly his fool brother should never have wasted American lives there.

Dubya Bush was forced to begin withdrawal from Iraq -- we were beaten by bad policy, bleeding money & lives in an impossible situation.

Jeb would waste further American life.

Dear Mr. Jeb:  "Grab a gun & go Yourself !"

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Help the World + Earn €100,000

The TTIP scandal is a secret, corporate-friendly treaty being pushed by American trade negotiators. It parallels the TPP and TISA, and future generations will be shackled - unless it's stopped.

But how to argue or debate without detail? The text is kept secret and under guard.

Crowdfunding's raising money to Liberate the TTIP text.

Help Stop TTIP, TPP + TISA.
They're not your friend ...


Donate at:
or send the TTIP text via that site and earn €100,000.
(don't give up if slow connecting - Big business seeks to sink the effort)

Friday, August 07, 2015

War No More

The wars of the past continue into the future...

Japanese premier Shinzo Abe visits occupied Okinawa and gets booed & heckled. His puppet government provides rubber-stamp authorization to US military occupation of large segments of Okinawa.  Local people are enraged by the trashing of democratic procedures, as Tokyo vetoes all, disregarding local elections. The result = kiss Yankee butt, and live with G.I. tumult destroying the living environment.

Who profits?

Meanwhile, frantic refugees from American / Israeli-supported overseas wars continue to destabilize Africa, Europe and elsewhere. American wounded warriors are loyally supported, but numbers rise, the wars continue, and too many lives go wasted. Better to keep our young folk home! Bush-Cheney-Blair lunacy of Afghanistan & Iraq are now further fueled by troubles in Syria, Libya and Egypt -- with planned war for Iran. Let local people settle their own conflicts: we should not fund or fuel the fighting.