Veteran Administration Lies & Active Deceit–Covering Up Uranium Exposure, Suicides, Psychosis

07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, Corruption

The Politics of War: Are We Allowing US Vets to Die from Uranium Exposure?

CityWatch The Russ Report

Katherine Russ, March 26, 2011

EXTRACT:  DU contains less than one third as much U-235 and U-234 as natural uranium. The external radiation dose from DU is about 60% of that from the same mass of natural uranium. Experts have cited that uranium has unique chemical and physical properties, which makes its toxicity mechanisms complicated to comprehend.

During the Gulf War, planes, helicopters and tanks fired some 300 tons of DU “munitions”. DU was used in the Balkans, and now, in Iraq and Afghanistan. DU hardens the tips of bullets and artillery shells, giving them the ability to pierce the toughest armor.

EXTRACT:  Between the toxic burn pits, the slow acting poison of DU and the crushing effects of 2, 3, 4 or more forced deployments, we are building an army of suicidal, PTSD afflicted, homeless and unemployable young people who we are addicting to a cornucopia of drugs…for life. We're already building special courts, special jails, special hospitals, special housing, special welfare programs, drug treatment centers and more for our young vets. In the next decade, our youngest veterans will become THE major problem in this country. This isn't going to be pretty.”

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Japan Case Study in Nuclear Information Ignorance

08 Proliferation, 08 Wild Cards, About the Idea, Advanced Cyber/IO, Commercial Intelligence, Communities of Practice, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Policies

Time does not permit the detailed study a topic of this importance merits (it would be an excellent PhD project for a bi-lingual Japanese-English speaking PhD candidate) but here is what we do know:

1.  The risks were known.

2.  A tsunami risk was specificially brought up and dismissed at a critical juncture.

3.  There was no “what if” planning or critical supply chain planning for contaminated water and food.

We speculate that an intense look at the information terrain surrounded Japan's nuclear and global warming and related environmental degradation and energy-commercial competitiveness discussions will yield an almost perfect understanding of where the data asymmetries and information pathologies were that allowed Industrial Era decision systems (inherently secret and corrupt) to ignore open source information on risk.

This is also a good place to study how disasters turn into catastrophes instead of remaining disasters, for lack of the proper political-legal, socio-economic, and ideo-cultural mindsets.

Fifty years from today, the catastrophe in Japan may be regarded as the moment of awakening for the global mind.

Japan Lost Its Integrity over Nuclear Safety

03 Economy, 05 Energy, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, 08 Wild Cards, 10 Security, 11 Society, Commerce, Corruption, Earth Intelligence, Government, IO Sense-Making
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The below report in the Guardian makes three general points regarding the Tokyo Electric's management operations at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor site:

1. Cost-cutting degraded safety procedures.

2. Collusion between industry and regulators.

3. Deferring decisions on how to permanently store nuclear waste.

Thank god these problems do not occur in Amerika (sic).

Chuck Spinney

Japan Nuclear Firm Admits Missing Safety Checks at Disaster-Hit Plant

Documents show operator failed to carry out mandatory checks at Fukushima Daiichi and allowed fuel rods to pile up

by Justin McCurry in Osaka, The Guardian/UK, March 22, 2011

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Phi Beta Iota: Integrity, or the lack of integrity, is the defining factor in the rise or fall of complex civilizations.  The harm coming from the lack of integrity by the members of the UN Security Council with respect to nuclear proliferation and safeguards for nuclear waste; the arms market (they are the largest traders), and the general disregard for poverty, infectious disease, and environmental degradation, makes it clear that “governance” today is totally corrupt.  The good news is that informed hybrid networks can overcome Industrial Era irresponsibilities.  Multinational information-sharing and multinational intelligence (decision-support) offers a non-violent way forward.

Wisdom University on Japan’s Twin Calamities

03 Environmental Degradation, 08 Proliferation, 08 Wild Cards, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence
John Steiner
Wisdom Community Reflections IN THE AFTERMATH OF JAPAN'S TSUNAMI
The Perfect Eco-Technical Storm Jim Garrison, President
Pointing to the Larger Story of Earth Wisdom Will Taegel and Judith Yost, Faculty

From Water to Fire: An Astrological Perspective Lynn Bell, Faculty

Climate Change, HAARP, Process, Politics, Power

01 Agriculture, 03 Economy, 03 Environmental Degradation, 04 Education, 05 Energy, 07 Health, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, 11 Society, 12 Water, Advanced Cyber/IO, Cultural Intelligence, Key Players

“Remember than one one's conspiracy is another man's business plan.”

“Climate change (both sides) is all about politics.”

Phi Beta Iota: We are at the intersection of ideology, social conditioning, weak education, and the culmination of decades of power politics that have produced a severely retarded i.e. damaged collective psyche.  The collective intelligence movement can be regarded as a healing counter-cancer within this larger cancerous world non-brain.  The nuclear-tsunami in Japan is an opportunity for delving deeply into everything that can be known.  It is an opportunity to re-evaluate the known risks of nuclear power; to re-examine climate change from a holistic perspective including a rigorous look at all human processes that could be contributing to the environmental degradation of the Earth; and to establish an analytic model as well as a road-map for addressing both climate change and nuclear proliferation with the non-violent dissemination of knowledge.

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Japan Nuclear Effect Felt in Louisiana USA

03 Economy, 03 Environmental Degradation, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, 10 Security, Advanced Cyber/IO, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, IO Mapping, Key Players

GM Suspends Shreveport Truck Output on Japan Parts Shortage

Bloomberg March 17, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

By Craig Trudell

March 17 (Bloomberg) — General Motors Co., the largest U.S. automaker, will suspend production at its Shreveport Assembly in Louisiana for the week of March 21 because of a parts shortage resulting from the crisis in Japan.

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Phi Beta Iota: Chernobyl and Bho Pal did not have the same cascade effect as today's nuclear events (five of them) in Japan.  The global supply chain vulnerability has grown to the point of severe dysfunctionality in the face of a major disruption.  Rising oil prices may also change the affordability of out-sourced parts, one reason we are so interested in the Open Farm Technology initiative.  Despite over a decade of recommendations to be more thoughtful about this, entire industries continue to ignore both “true cost” information and supply chain choke point information.

‘Al-Qaida nuclear bomb’ + Egypt Push-Back

07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, 09 Justice, 09 Terrorism, 11 Society, Advanced Cyber/IO, Communities of Practice, Cultural Intelligence
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‘Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

By Heidi Blake and Christopher Hope, The Daily Telegraph February 1, 2011

Al-Qaida is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons after sourcing nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build “dirty” bombs, according to leaked diplomatic documents.

A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a “nuclear 9/11”.

Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing “workable and efficient” biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West.

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