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Chernobyl Lesson: Japan's Swift Evacuation

RT reports on lessons Japan may have learned from the Chernobyl disaster.

Reporters Visibly Angry at TEPCO Explanation of Nuclear Crisis

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) faced anger from reporters at a press conference. Japan has a history going back years of covering up nuclear problems, explains Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.

Residents Begin to Flee Tokyo

Radiation levels rise after third explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 plant

Winds have shifted southward, threatening to send radiation across Japan, including Tokyo. The MailOnline's article covering the crisis includes prevailing wind maps that show the jet stream from Japan relative to Hawaii and the mainland. A video at the end of the article points out the lack of clear information coming from Japan.

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Japan Prospects Grim as Employees Leave Nuclear Plant

Employees are leaving the Number 1 Fukushima nuclear power plant, but a corps of 50 - 70 employees remain. East winds are carrying the radiation out to sea rather than south over much of Japan's population, but east is towards Hawaii, then the Mainland. At this point the catastrophe is second only to Chernobyl, according to Frank von Hippel, a physicist and professor at Princeton University.

Japan faced the likelihood of a catastrophic nuclear accident Tuesday morning, as an explosion at the most crippled of three reactors at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Station damaged its crucial steel containment structure, emergency workers were withdrawn from the plant, and much larger emissions of radioactive materials appeared imminent, according to official statements and industry executives informed about the developments.

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Company That Owns Japanese Nuclear Plant Known To Lie About Nuclear Safety [YouTube]

Constitution Supporter Raided by SWAT Team

The target of the raid recounts his ordeal. This will not be on the mainstream media.

News Collection, Mon, Mar 14, 2011

Watch out for toxic ingredients in sunscreen [Natural News]

Hawaii house's budget draft nears $22B [Honolulu Star-Advertiser]

Union Myths by Thomas Sowell [Jewish World Review]

The Political Economy of Government Employee Unions by Thomas DiLorenzo [LewRockwell]

Untested nanoparticles showing up in thousands of consumer products [Natural News]

Hawaii chief justice discloses nominees for district court seats [Honolulu Star-Advertiser]

Homeless given notice [Honolulu Star-Advertiser]

Mass honeybee deaths now occurring worldwide, says UN [Natural News]

TSA to retest airport body scanners for radiation [USA Today] Prior tests show high levels

Is Democracy Viable? by Thomas Sowell [Jewish World Review]

Our Time of Universal Deceit Needs an Orwell by Paul Craig Roberts [Foreign Policy Journal]

Libya No-Fly Won't Fly Constitutionally

by Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

Last week we once again heard numerous voices calling for intervention in Libya. Most say the US should establish a “no-fly” zone over Libya, pretending that it is a benign, virtually cost-free action, and the least we could do to assist those trying to oust the Gaddaffi regime. Let us be clear about one thing: for the US to establish a “no fly” zone over all or part of Libya would constitute an act of war against Libya. Establishing any kind of military presence in the sovereign territory of Libya will require committing troops to engage in combat against the Libyan air force, as well as anti-aircraft systems. The administration has stated that nothing is off the table as they discuss US responses to the unrest. This sort of talk is alarming on so many levels. Does this mean a nuclear strike is on the table? Apparently so.

In this case, I would like to make sure we actually follow the black letter of the law provided in the Constitution that explicitly grants Congress the sole authority to declare war. This week I will introduce a concurrent resolution in the House to remind my colleagues and the administration that Congress alone, not the president, decides when to go to war. It is alarming how casually the administration talks about initiating acts of war, as though Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution does not exist. Frankly, it is not up to the President whether or not we intervene in Libya, or set up “no-fly” zones, or send troops. At least, it is not if we follow the Constitution. Even by the loose standards of the War Powers Resolution, which cedes far too much power to the president, he would have no authority to engage in hostilities because we have not been attacked – not by Gaddafi, and not by the rebels. This is not our fight. If the administration wants to make it our fight, let them make their case before Congress and put it to a vote. I would strongly oppose such a measure, but that is the proper way to proceed.

Constitutional questions aside, Congress also needs to consider the interests of the American people. Again, we have not been attacked. Whatever we may think about the Gaddafi regime, we must recognize that the current turmoil in Libya represents an attempted coup d’etat in a foreign country. Neither the coup leaders nor the regime pose an imminent threat to the United States and therefore, as much as we abhor violence and loss of life, this is simply none of our business. How can we commit our men and women in uniform to a dangerous military operation in Libya when they swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution? We must also understand that our intervention will undermine the legitimacy of whatever government prevails in Libya. Especially if it is a bad government, it will be seen as our puppet and further radicalize people in the region against us. These are terrible reasons to put our soldiers’ lives at risk.

Finally we need to consider the economic cost. We don’t have the money for more military interventions overseas. We don’t have the money for our current military interventions overseas. We have to rely on the Fed’s printing presses and our ability to borrow from China to fund these wars. That alone should put an end to any discussion about getting involved in Libya’s civil war.

Chernobyl Revisited

With the nuclear disaster in Japan unfolding, now is a good time to take a backward perspective of the greatest nuclear power plant disaster ever, Chernobyl, and how people are still being affected by it years later.

'Curve Ball' Admits He Bamboozled U.S. into War

Another foreigner spins a web of lies no matter who gets hurt so that he can stay in a country? Curve Ball had no passport, no ID and no papers entitling him to stay in Germany when the police nabbed him. His lies allowed him to stay in Germany, gave the U.S. a bogus reason to invade Iraq and ruined Colin Powell's trustworthy image.


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Rand Paul Tells It Like It Is!

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) tells a Washington bureaucrat just how outrageous he finds the robbing of Americans of the ability of make choices by people like her and her government bureaucracy, who use government fiats and threats.

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