Monday, March 14, 2011 11:26 GMT Radiation
From Fukushima Would Take 7 Days To Reach U.S. Radioactive particles from the stricken Fukushima
nuclear facility would take around a week to reach Alaska and eleven
days to reach Los Angeles, according to an Accuweather.com analysis,
which highlights the fact that prevailing winds over the region would
send any potential fallout from the crisis-hit plant drifting towards
west coast cities in the United States.
death toll to far exceed 10,000 The death toll from the Japanese earthquake
and tsunami is expected to exceed 10,000 as local and international
rescue teams search through the ruins of north-eastern coastal cities
for survivors of last Friday’s disaster.
Expert: Radiation Could Spread To US West Coast
Nuclear expert Joe Cirincione warns that radiation from Japan's multiple
potential nuclear meltdowns could spread to the US west coast and that
the threat represents an "unprecedented crisis," as another
explosion rocked the Fukushima complex and officials admitted that nuclear
fuel rods at reactor number two have been fully exposed.
Arabia Prepares To Enter Bahrain And just when oil was tapering off on hopes
that the Middle East supply situation may actually normalize, we get
this from The Guardian: “Saudi forces are preparing to intervene
in neighbouring Bahrain,”
military deployment as Yemen tensions rise Heavy gunfire was heard south of the Yemen capital
on Monday and soldiers deployed in force in Sanaa itself, with a new
wave of rallies reported across the country demanding that President
Ali Abdullah Saleh quit.
warming down under: 10 little facts Each of the following ten numbered statements
reproduces verbatim, or almost verbatim, statements made recently by
Australian government leaders, and repeated by their media and other
supporters. The persons making these arguments might be termed (kindly)
climate-concerned citizens or (less kindly, but accurately) as global
Time of Universal Deceit Needs An Orwell If we were to be blessed with a 21st century
George Orwell, he would coin a new “speak” to apply to “support
the troops.” Would he call this “Deceptive Speak”?
Or would he be more clever?
Japanese Government Cover-Up Concerning Reactor Melt-Down The conflicting reports coming out
of Japan over the last 24 hours point to the very likely possibility
of a massive Japanese government cover-up where government officials
are telling the public everything is fine while desperately pumping
sea water into the reactor cores to prevent them from going Chernobyl.
Fed Fails to Create the Stability it Dreams Of Wall Street at least temporarily relieved
of the burden of having to buy Treasuries & Agency bonds, is
looking at the jump in oil prices as nothing more than an irritant
to their plans for a higher market. Bill Dudley of the NY Fed, a
most powerful member, continues to make a vigorous defense of Federal