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Turning smog into jewels - a Dutch designer's solution to Beijing's pollution



Janice D. Bohler · Published on Apr 21, 2014



- Putting an electromagnetic field underground with people living above it sounds innocent enough. And I'm sure that the voices and radio transmissions that'll be sounding-off in everyone's head shortly thereafter, will have had nothing to do with it.

VANISHING PEARLS | Official Trailer



@AFFRM · Published on Mar 18, 2014

Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Nailah Jefferson's VANISHING PEARLS chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast. The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 Million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of African-American fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.

VANISHING PEARLS is an official selection of the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival. In theaters April 18, 2014. www.affrm.com



''The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.'' ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

US Rep. at Pot Hearing: 'People Don't Smoke Marijuana and Beat Up Their Wives'



ABC News · Published on Feb 4, 2014

Rep. Steve Cohen asks Dep. Director of Drug Control Policy to explain US's equal treatment of pot and heroin.


- Steve Cohen is the only product coming from the State of Tennessee worth mentioning these days. And Jack Daniels, also.

Frmr Fukushima Mayor: Radiation killing our children, govt hides truth from us



RT · Published on Apr 21, 2014

Watch the full SophieCo: HERE or http://on.rt.com/1qw5g4

Radiation from Fukushima nuclear plant disaster forced thousands from their homes and lead to the deaths of many others. Three years since the disaster are the after effects completely gone? Tokyo says yes; also claiming govt is doing everything it can for those who suffered in the disaster. However, disturbing facts sometimes rise to the surface. To shed a bit of light on the mystery of the Fukushima aftermath, Sophie Shevardnadze talks to the former mayor of one of the disaster-struck cities, Katsutaka Idogawa.

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Be A Cheerleader, Obama Official Told Elizabeth Warren



The Young Turks · Published on Apr 20, 2014

"A new book authored by progressive icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reveals her insider accounts of her interactions with President Barack Obama and his staff. According to The Boston Globe, which obtained an early copy of the book A Fighting Chance, Warren reveals a series of interactions with Obama and his staff that were at times tense and, on one occasion, borderline sexist.

The Globe opens their review of the book by detailing a "tense conversation" that occurred between Obama and Warren in which the president attempted to convince then Harvard University professor Warren to help create an agency she had originally proposed, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Noah Rothman / MediaITE:
http://www.mediaite.com/online/elizabeth-warren-reveals-obama-advisors-sexist-comments-toward-her/




AP: Crews retreat after nuclear material found at WIPP

Officials: Correct to turn back, contamination was increasing — Robots brought to site for radiation levels too high for humans — ‘Significant amount of information’ will be revealed to public in next few days (VIDEOS)

Published: April 18th, 2014 at 1:30 am ET
By ENENews


AP, Apr. 17, 2014: Crews on their fourth trip into the mine on Wednesday made it into the only active waste storage area and found contamination, [Tammy Reynolds, U.S. Dept. of Energy’s deputy recovery manager] said. The deeper they went into the area, the more widespread the contamination, she said. But the crews had to retreat before identifying the possible source because they had been underground for five hours in protective gear that retains heat and the batteries on their respiratory equipment were running low. [...] The next step is for crews, and possibly robots, to go back down to see if they can identify what caused the leak.

Tammy Reynolds, deputy WIPP recovery manager: “The more they went into panel seven, the more (the contamination) became more widespread [...] They made the correct decision to turn back [...] Everyone was safely returned to the surface.”

John Heaton, former state representative and chairman of the Carlsbad Mayor’s Nuclear Taskforce, WIPP Town Hall, Apr. 17, 2014 (at 7:00 in): I think that next week might a very busy week in that I think that there will be progress to report in terms as to what might have been the cause and also Phase 1 of the accident investigation report. […] I believe — I hate to speculate on this — but there will be a significant amount of information that will come out next week. So I think it will be a very important meeting and I think we need to have adequate time for people to be able to ask questions.

Reynolds, WIPP Town Hall, Apr. 17, 2014 (at 23:00 in): One of the other things we’ve been working on is the contingency plan […] They’ve been working to have robots prepared that in the event that the conditions in the underground don’t allow us to be able to get to the waste space or other parts of the mine later on in recovery activities because of the level of contamination, as a contingency we’re looking at the use of robots. And so there’s a couple of robot operators, they’ve already been to the WIPP site, they’ve received all of the training they would need to go into the underground […] they’ve completed that. And today they brought the robots out to the site and they did a demonstration for us […] so that if we can’t go and visibly put our eyes on certain pieces of the mine, the robot can do that for us and feed us back that information.

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[font size=1]Who else is reading ENENews?
• “I rely pretty heavily on ENENews, a great news aggregator” -Arnie Gundersen, former nuclear industry executive and engineer
• “I check it on my phone all the time -- ENENews... from the beginning did an incredible job of gathering all these news sources” -Matt Noyes, professor at Meiji University in Tokyo
• “I invite your readers to go on the internet and check out Energy News” -Paul C. Garner, attorney for U.S. military personnel taking on Tepco
• “ENENews, my favorite website for this sort of thing” -John B. Wells, while hosting ‘Coast to Coast AM’ the #1 overnight radio program in U.S.[/font]

Extremely toxic water 4,000,000 times gov’t limit in trenches between Fukushima reactors and ocean

Experts: “Source of contamination for Pacific” — “Levels too high for them to get more precise look at situation” — Reporter: Plutonium leaked out after fuel rods damaged (VIDEO)

Published: April 18th, 2014 at 1:36 pm ET
By ENENews




NHK’s Newsline FOCUS: Inside Fukushima Daiichi, Mar. 29, 2014 (at 18:15 in): A network of trenches runs between the reactor buildings and the shore. They are flooded with extremely radioactive water that’s been trapped** there since the triple meltdown. Tepco data shows concentrations of cesium up to 4 million times above the government safety limit. Engineers estimate that the trenches hold about 15,000 tons of toxic water but radiation levels are too high for them to get a more precise look at the situation. Some experts point out these trenches are a source of contamination for the Pacific Ocean. Tepco says there’s no evidence of that yet, but it recognizes the need to act quickly.

**Yomiuri Shimbun, Mar. 6, 2014: “It appears that high-level radioactive contaminated water from tunnels {trenches} extending from the No. 1 to No. 4 reactor building is flowing into the sea.”

Extreme contamination in the trenches was first reported exactly 3 years before NHK’s special above — NHK, Mar. 28, 2011 (h/t MsMilkytheclown):

• At 0:30 – Tepco: “Now we have found water in the section between the underground area of the building and the sea in the area called the trench.” Workers detected contamination in the trench on Sunday {Mar. 27}. They recorded more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour on the water’s surface.{…} Tepco says it’s unlikely the water is leaking into the ocean {…} Tepco had no intention of hiding it.

• At 4:15 — Yoshiyuki Yamazaki, NHK: Of the Reactors 1-3, one, or more, or all, have likely sustained damage to their nuclear fuel rods. Which is why iodine, cesium, and plutonium are leaking out. […] Tepco mentioned they don’t think the current level will affect human health {…} We have to be very careful. Compared to iodine and cesium, plutonium would have a substantially larger adverse effect on health if taken into the human body.


Watch the NHK Newsline FOCUS special here

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[font size=1]Who else is reading ENENews?
• “I rely pretty heavily on ENENews, a great news aggregator” -Arnie Gundersen, former nuclear industry executive and engineer
• “I check it on my phone all the time -- ENENews... from the beginning did an incredible job of gathering all these news sources” -Matt Noyes, professor at Meiji University in Tokyo
• “I invite your readers to go on the internet and check out Energy News” -Paul C. Garner, attorney for U.S. military personnel taking on Tepco
• “ENENews, my favorite website for this sort of thing” -John B. Wells, while hosting ‘Coast to Coast AM’ the #1 overnight radio program in U.S.[/font]

Ban Avoidance: Custom-made guns evade US arms control laws



RT · Published on Apr 19, 2014

Gun enthusiasts in New York have lost their latest bid to repeal the state's gun control laws. Stringent measures were passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012. Gun manufacturers have again, found a way around them...

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Keiser Report: Bliss of Ignorance (E588)



RT ·Published on Apr 15, 2014

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how ignorance could, indeed, be bliss for all of us if the ignorant would just STFU. From geopolitics to cryptocurrencies, those who know least are the most likely to seek the use of force. In the second half, Max interviews crypto whale, Karl Gray, about the future of crypto and his plans to crowdfund the $300 million Statue of Responsibility, a companion to the Statue of Liberty to be built off the West coast of America.

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Gwen Hallsmith: Lobbying for Public Banking



GRITtv·Published on Apr 15, 2014

The Laura Flanders show streams from www.grittv.org. Public banking has been proven to be better for the economy and is the norm in several countries, yet there is only one state-owned public bank in the United States. Why is this? Gwen Hallsmith of the Public Banking Institute joins us to discuss the fight for public banking in Vermont and the United States.


- This is the ''STAKE'' that will kill the bloodsucking Dracul, also known as Wall Street.

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