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Saturday, June 24, 2017

NRC ENDANGERS LIVES BY BENDING RULES FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS


Above: Map of Nuclear Plants in the USA - Wikipedia commons image.


THE NRC HAS ALLOWED AMERICAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS TO FOREGO THE MANDATED FILTERED VENTS NECESSARY TO PREVENT A 'FUKUSHIMA' FROM HAPPENING IN AMERICA FOR 6 YEARS NOW.
THESE SPECIAL VENTS WOULD FILTER OUT MUCH OF THE RADIATION RELEASED BY PLANTS DURING AN "EMERGENCY" VENTING.

WE HAVE 31 NUCLEAR REACTORS IN THE U.S. THAT ARE THE SAME, IDENTICAL DESIGN AS THOSE AT FUKUSHIMA, ALL MADE BY G.E., ALL BOILING WATER REACTORS, ALL KNOWN TO BE OF FAULTY DESIGN, AND WHICH, WITHOUT THESE SPECIAL FILTERS, ARE OPERATING AGAINST THE RULES OF THE NRC.

AS YOU READ WHAT CONCERNED SCIENTISTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS FAILURE OF THE COMPANIES WHO USE THESE REACTORS AND CHARGE AMERICANS TO PUT UP WITH THESE HAZARDS, TRY TO IMAGINE WHAT LIFE WOULD BE LIKE WITHOUT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.

ONCE AGAIN, AMERICAN LIVES ARE NOT VALUED ENOUGH TO FORCE "EXPENSIVE UPGRADES" THAT WOULD COST THE NRC's DARLINGS A FEW MILLION FOR EACH REACTOR.
THE NRC IS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE NUCLEAR ENERGY INDUSTRY, NOT U.S. CITIZENS.

WHAT MOST AMERICANS ARE NOT MADE AWARE OF BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS THAT WE HAVE NO RADIATION MONITORING SYSTEM THAT'S FIT TO BE CALLED THAT, THOUGH I'LL HAND IT TO THE OLD WALL STREET JOURNAL FOR PUBLISHING THE FACT THAT 3/4ths OF THE EPA's RADIATION MONITORS DO NOT FUNCTION AND ARE NOT READ.

Radiation Sensors in Major U.S. Cities Turned Off Because They Don't Work
Environmental Protection Agency officials confirmed 99 of 135 beta-radiation sensors in its RadNet system—which monitors in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico—aren’t working and have been turned off. Officials blame electromagnetic interference...

FORBES ALSO MADE A BIT OF A STIR IN 2012 WHEN THEY REPORTED THAT...

"Twenty percent of the EPA's stationary radiation monitors were out of service last year at the time of the Fukushima nuclear accident, leading the U.S. Office of the Inspector General to conclude that the EPA's Radnet system is "vulnerable" and managed with less urgency and priority than it deserves. Broken monitors, parts shortages, "relaxed quality controls" and a lack of volunteer operators left 25 of the EPA's 124 stationary monitors out of service for an average of 130 days at the beginning of the Fukushima."

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL STATED, 
"If RadNet is not managed as a high-priority program, EPA may not have the needed data before, during, and after a critical event such as the Japan nuclear incident. Such data are crucial to determine levels of airborne radioactivity that may negatively affect public health and the environment."

Broken RadNet monitors and late filter changes impaired this critical infrastructure asset. On March 11, 2011, at the time of the Japan nuclear incident, 25 of the 124 installed RadNet monitors, or 20 percent, were out of service for an average of 130 days. The service contractor completed repairs for all monitors by April 8, 2011. In addition, 6 of the 12 RadNet monitors we sampled had gone over 8 weeks without a filter change, and 2 of those for over 300 days.
Because EPA managed RadNet with lower than required priority, parts shortages and insufficient contract oversight contributed to extensive delays in fixing broken monitors.

In addition, broken RadNet monitors and relaxed quality controls contributed to the filters not being changed timely. Out-of-service monitors and unchanged filters may reduce the quality and availability of critical data needed to assess radioactive threats to public health and the environment."

EPA officials agreed with most of the recommendations in the audit and said most will be implemented this month, but they disputed any assertion that the system under-performed or was inadequately managed.
"Although EPA identifies Radnet monitors as critical infrastucture, it depends upon volunteers to maintain them. Agency protocol calls for filters to be changed twice weekly, a schedule that some volunteers have been unable to maintain. EPA cannot assign volunteers or enforce expectations upon them. EPA seeks volunteers, without compensation for their time and effort...."
YES, CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS, OBVIOUSLY NOT WELL-TRAINED, IF TRAINED AT ALL.
AS WE CAN SEE FROM 2015, THAT 20% BECAME 75% NON-FUNCTIONAL, USELESS, 'BROKEN' MONITORS, AT A TIME WHEN WE NEED THEM MOST.


ACCORDING TO TRUMP'S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS FOR THE EPA, WE WILL MOST LIKELY NOT SEE MONITORS UP AND RUNNING AGAIN DURING HIS PRESIDENCY. IT JUST ISN'T IMPORTANT, PLUS, THE NUCLEAR ENERGY BOYS WOULDN'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT BEING LAX, HAVING HIGH RADIATION LEVELS PERHAPS MAKE AMERICANS DEMAND THEY DO SOMETHING TO STOP THE LEAKS.

THOSE OF YOU WHO READ HERE AT THE TEA ROOM FREQUENTLY KNOW THAT I USED TO PUBLISH UPDATES OF THE RADIATION LEVELS ACROSS AMERICA. I CEASED DOING SO BECAUSE IT IS JUST TOO LATE FOR US TO CONSIDER AN END TO FUKUSHIMA, AND, SEEING THE NRC BOW TO 'BIG NUKE' AND RENEW LICENSES FOR CRUMBLING POWER PLANTS AND ALLOW DANGEROUS LEAKS TO AIR, WATER AND SOIL, WE KNOW THAT DUD OF AN 'AGENCY' WON'T BE FORCING COMPLIANCE OF ITS OWN RULES.
THAT WOULD PROTECT THE PUBLIC, NOT 'BIG NUKE'. 

JUST ONE LOOK AT THE EPA's OWN SO-CALLED "RADNET" AND THE UNAVAILABLE DATA, THE LACK OF MONITORING SHOULD PROVE MY POINT...WE ARE ON OUR OWN IN THIS.

SEE THE "CURRENT READINGS BY STATE" <HERE> AND ALSO SEE THAT AIR MONITORING IS SORELY LACKING.
FOR EXAMPLE, IN ALABAMA ONLY THREE MONITORS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RADIATION DETECTION IN THE AIR, JUST 3, AND ONLY THE GAMMA COUNTS.

WHEN WE TRY TO LOOK AT DATA FOR WHEN THESE FILTERS WERE LAST EXAMINED AND CHANGED, THE
"Americium, Plutonium and Uranium Results", THE "Radionuclide Analysis Results" THAT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE FILTERS ARE REMOVED AND SENT TO THE LAB,
WE GET THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE: "Forbidden. You are not authorized to access the requested resource."
"FORBIDDEN"? WHY?

WE CAN ALSO SEE
"The radionuclide was not detected with 97.5% confidence. Either no result was measured or a result was less than twice the uncertainty level."

WHEN I TRY TO ACCESS DATA FOR MEMPHIS, TN, FOR JUST THE MONTH OF JUNE, 2017, I'M TOLD THAT THERE ARE 
A "Total Number of Records: 496", BUT THERE ARE NO "Beta Gross Count Rate(CPM)", AND NO "Dose Equivalent Rate(nSv/h)", TWO VERY IMPORTANT PIECES OF INFORMATION. HOW MANY SIEVERTS AM I BEING EXPOSED TO EACH DAY? THE EPA DOESN'T MONITOR THAT!

LOOK AT RICHLAND, WASHINGTON, HOME TO THE HANFORD NUCLEAR 'SUPER-SITE', MOST TOXIC PLACE IN AMERICA, SEE THAT ALMOST FLAT-LINE GRAPH, EVEN THOUGH HANFORD ITSELF HAS REPORTED NUMEROUS SPIKES?

THE EPA's "MONITORING" IS A JOKE, SOMETHING THEY DEPEND ON VOLUNTEERS TO ACCURATELY REPORT AND ON LABS THAT REPORT NOTHING THAT WE CAN GAIN ACCESS TO!


BUT SOME ARE MONITORING AND STILL REPORTING WHAT THE DATA SHOWS THEM.
BECAUSE THIS DATA IS "DISTURBING", MOST MAINSTREAM MEDIA DISCREDIT IT ANY WAY THEY CAN.

HAVE A READ AT <THIS SITE> TO SEE IF ANY OF YOU WERE MADE AWARE OF THESE RECENT SPIKES IN YOUR AREA.

THE AUTHOR OF THAT SITE MILDLY DISPARAGES A MAN WHO HAS BEEN VERY DEDICATED TO PROVIDING AMERICANS WITH CURRENT RADIATION LEVELS, A MAN WHO USES THE EXACT SAME TOOLS ALL OUR FIRST RESPONDERS AND MILITARY USE TO ASSESS THE DANGERS OF LOCAL RADIATION.
IF HE CAN'T BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, WHO CAN?
NOT "FEMA", NOT OUR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, NOT OUR HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS AND NOT OUR NATIONAL GUARD???
THEY ALL DEPEND ON DEVICES THEY CAN CARRY WITH THEM TO GIVE THEM MEASUREMNETS OF RADIOACTIVITY!
AND WE CAN DEPEND ON BOB NICHOLS OF 'YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK' AT VETERANS TODAY FOR LOCAL INFO WE CAN USE.


HERE'S ANOTHER SOURCE.
Jul 17, 2015

Radcon maps featured in a youtube video of July 12, 13 and 17, 2015 showed radiation levels across the USA, with a list of cities and states being inundated with "Evacuation" level amounts of radiation.
- As per the USA EPA Radnet radiation data; 50 CPM and over is abnormal - 100 CPM alert level - 300 CPM evacuation or hazmat -CPM=counts per minute.
Yet people in areas of 300 CPM and over HAVE NEVER BEEN EVACUATED nor have they been ALERTED!
- Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center - Netc.com is an Early Warning Radiation System that takes data from PRIVATE radiation monitoring stations and EPA network and creates a RBL ( Radiation Background Level ) for each 3000+ stations everyday.
They don't mind being called nutcases and fear-mongers. They just want to save lives, it seems, unlike our EPA, NRC, FDA, etc.


THE FAILURE OF THE NTC TO FORCE COMPLIANCE OF A 6-YEAR-OLD RULE FOR SAFETY VENTS AT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IS AGAIN ENDANGERING OUR LIVES IN AMERICA. ONCE AGAIN, NEW JERSEY IS IN THE CROSS-HAIRS.

NRDC: Post-Fukushima Hardened Vents with High-Capacity Filters for BWR Mark Is and Mark IIs
Given the vulnerabilities of BWR Mark I and Mark II primary containments—their relatively small volumes and dependence on suppression pools, which do not mitigate hydrogen—it is essential that a hardened containment vent be designed so that it would be reliable in a wide range of different severe accident scenarios.
A high-capacity filter would also be needed for scenarios in which there was a re-flooding of an overheated reactor core, which would rapidly generate hydrogen, thereby possibly threatening containment integrity and increasing the risk of radioactive fission product releases.
Additionally, a 1988 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) paper suggests installing high-capacity filters at BWR Mark IIs because “[i]t is much more probable that operation of simple "hard" venting systems in [Mark] II plants would result in the discharge of aerosols directly into the environment.”
If such a vent cannot be developed, the NRC should perhaps consider either shutting down or not relicensing BWR Mark I and Mark IIs.

RE-READ THE ABOVE, PLEASE, AND LET THAT SINK IN.
NOW READ HOW THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION HAS DECIDED TO RISK OUR LIVES TO SAVE ALL NUCLEAR ENERGY COMPANIES SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS.


Nuclear Regulatory Commission Grants Oyster Creek Request For 'Relaxation' Of Vents In Plant's Drywell

Oyster Creek was required to be in compliance with the wetwell requirement (Phase 1 of the order) by the fall 2016 and the drywell requirement (Phase 2) by the fall of 2018.

Exelon asked the NRC back in 2011 to relax the upgrade vent order.

THE NRC HEARS AND OBEYS!
2011, THE YEAR FUKUSHIMA BEGAN RADIATING THE WORLD AND THE NRC LET EXELON OFF THE HOOK BECAUSE OYSTER CREEK IS CLOSING IN 2019.
YOU HAVE TWO MORE LONG YEARS TO HOPE NOTHING HAPPENS, NEW JERSEY AND OTHER NEARBY RESIDENTS.

OYSTER CREEK ALREADY POISONED DRINKING WATER, AND THAT WON'T CHANGE.

FROM 2010: (AP)
 -- Radioactive water that leaked from the nation's oldest nuclear power plant has now reached a major underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to much of southern New Jersey, the state's environmental chief said. 

(AP) -- Radioactive water that leaked from the nation's oldest nuclear power plant has now reached a major underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to much of southern New Jersey, the state's environmental chief said

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2010-05-tainted-nuke-major-nj-aquifer.html#jCp
"There is a problem here," said environmental Commissioner Bob Martin. "I am worried about the continuing spread of the tritium into the groundwater and its gradual moving toward wells in the area. This is not something that can wait. That would be unacceptable."

The tritium leaked from underground pipes at the plant on April 9, 2009, and has been slowly spreading underground at 1 to 3 feet a day. At the current rate, it would be 14 or 15 years before the tainted water reaches the nearest private or commercial drinking water wells about two miles away.

[WAIT! HOW CAN THAT BE?
HAVE THEY TRAINED FLOWING WATER TO NOT CARRY RADIATION?


But the mere fact that the radioactive water - at concentrations 50 times higher than those allowed by law - has reached southern New Jersey's main source of drinking water calls for urgent action, Martin said.


NOTE THAT THE LEAK WAS FOUND IN 2009, THE SAME YEAR THE NRC EXTENDED OYSTER CREEK'S LICENSE FOR ANOTHER 20 YEARS!

FROM 2011...
 Oldest US nuclear reactor: a 'disaster' in waiting?


It uses a GE Mark I Boiling Water reactor identical to those that lost power at Japan's Fukushima plant in the March 11 earthquake and then was struck by a tsunami that knocked out its backup generators, causing reactor cooling functions to fail.


US anti-nuclear activists and many residents of Lacey and surrounding Jersey shore townships worry that a similar nuclear disaster could happen at Oyster Creek, and it wouldn't need an earthquake or tsunami to trigger it.

Oyster Creek has been dogged by problems including a corroding liner in the carbon steel containment unit; leaks that allow radioactive tritium to seep into drinking water; and huge volumes of stocked spent fuel rods.

"We have 40 years of radiation on site -- two-and-a-half to three times more than in Japan," anti-nuclear activist Jeff Brown told AFP.

"You also have that tremendously stupid design to start with where the spent fuel rods are sitting on top of the reactor," he said, raising a fear among residents that the reactor could be an easy target for a terrorist attack.

It uses a GE Mark I Boiling Water reactor identical to those that lost power at Japan's Fukushima plant in the March 11 earthquake and then was struck by a tsunami that knocked out its backup generators, causing reactor cooling functions to fail.

US anti-nuclear activists and many residents of Lacey and surrounding Jersey shore townships worry that a similar nuclear disaster could happen at Oyster Creek, and it wouldn't need an earthquake or tsunami to trigger it.

Oyster Creek has been dogged by problems including a corroding liner in the carbon steel containment unit; leaks that allow radioactive tritium to seep into drinking water; and huge volumes of stocked spent fuel rods. Half a million people live within what would be the evacuation zone if Oyster Creek were ever to have a radiation accident. In the summer, the population swells with beach-goers heading to the Jersey shore.

The town is 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of New York City and 55 miles (88 kilometers) east of Philadelphia.

New Jersey is not in a seismically active zone but meteorologists say the coastal state is long overdue for a Category Five hurricane.

"At the very least, we need a no-fly zone over Oyster Creek. We have a no-fly zone over Disney World but not here," said Peggi Sturmfels, a program organizer at the New Jersey Environmental Federation."One good storm surge, and Oyster Creek's backup generators are swamped. It's Japan all over again," Sturmfels said.

GIVEN ALL THAT, THE NRC WILL ALLOW THE CRUMBLING, ALWAYS LEAKING OYSTER CREEK NUCLEAR FACILITY TO SKIP THE UPGRADES, SKIRT THE RULES AND PAY NO FINES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A 28-YEAR-OLD ORDER TO INSTALL THE VENT THAT WOULD SAVE LIVES IN CASE OF A MELTDOWN LIKE WE SAW AT FUKUSHIMA.
ONCE AGAIN, SAVING THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY MONEY TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER HUMAN LIVES.
GOOD LUCK, NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS!
YOU'RE GOING TO NEED IT!


"Under normal operating conditions, when BWRs operate above 5% power, gaseous releases are processed through high energy particulate air (HEPA) filters and charcoal filters that significantly reduce the radioactivity content discharged to the environment.
So, when the radioactivity level to be released is as high as it ever gets, DURING A NUCLEAR REACTOR MELTDOWN, the absolute least amount of protection against it is provided.
That’s indefensible – and all too simple to remedy."

"SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE" BUT NEVER COMPLETELY STOP THE RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT.
JUST SAY IT!

The public is not protected by hardened containment vents.

The public is not protected by reliable hardened containment vents.

The public is only protected by filtered reliable hardened containment vents.

BUT THOSE ARE "TOO EXPENSIVE" FOR THE NUCLEAR PLANT OWNERS AND OPERATORS TO INSTALL.
SURELY WE CAN'T EXPECT THEM TO FOOT SUCH AN ENORMOUS COST, SO, HEY, LET'S JUST ALLOW THEM TO KILL MILLIONS OF AMERICANS IN CASE THEY ALL MELT DOWN!
THAT IS WHAT'S GOING ON, AMERICA.
AS ALWAYS, WE ARE EXPENDABLE. 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission extended Oyster Creek's license for another 20 years in 2009.

The NRC not only gives out nuclear licenses but is the industry safety watchdog. That's a conflict of interest, say critics who liken the situation to the regulation of the oil industry prior to last year's devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Under pressure from state officials, Oyster Creek's license was rolled back to 10 years, and the plant is now due to close for good in 2019.


Despite the 'accidents', the near-miss 'incidents', the non-compliance, the well-known, documented leaks and failures, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave oyster Creek the go-ahead to continue endangering lives for another 20 years.
HOW CAN THE NRC JUSTIFY THAT?


On the same day, the NRC extended for 20 years the license of ANOTHER Mark 1 reactor, in the state of Vermont. 
The Vermont Yankee reactor has had tritium leaks, a cooling tower collapse and even a fire in the plant's transformer.


SHOULD THE UPCOMING CLOSING MEAN THEY CAN TOSS THE RULES TO THE FOUR WINDS?
OBVIOUSLY SO.

OYSTER CREEK IS ONE OF 31 FAULTY U.S. REACTORS, BUILT BY THE SAME COMPANY, G.E., THAT BUILT DAI'ICH'S FAILED REACTORS AND COST JAPAN'S PEOPLE UNTOLD GRIEF AND SUFFERING.


"U.S. nuclear plants similar to Fukushima spark concerns“  
As the United States prepares to build its first new nuclear power reactors in three decades, concerns about an early generation of plants have resurfaced since last year’s disaster in Japan.


The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant — the subject of a battle between state authorities and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission over its continued operation — uses one of [31] U.S. reactors built with a General Electric-designed containment housing known as the Mark I. It’s the same design that was used at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where three reactors melted down after the station was struck by the tsunami that followed Japan’s historic earthquake in March 2011.”

THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY WILL SPEND MILLIONS ON LOBBYING, BUT NOT A COPPER PENNY ON SAFEGUARDING AMERICANS.

Lobbying Flurry Precedes U.S. Vote on Fukushima Rules“A proposed requirement that U.S. nuclear-power plants add $20 million devices to prevent radiation leaks, one of the costliest recommendations stemming from meltdowns in Japan two years ago, has attracted a flurry of last-minute lobbying.”

WILLING TO FIGHT CONGRESS AND NOT COMPLY
Joe Barton, NRC’s Allison Macfarlane Lock Horns“Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane and Rep. Joe Barton had a tense exchange Thursday morning after he pressed her on the agency’s response to the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. It happened after the Texas Republican asked Macfarlane whether she would commit to having the agency conduct a ‘full regulatory review between the Japanese system and the U.S. system.’”

After Fukushima, Tasks Remain for the American Nuclear Industry“In response to the nuclear accident at Fukushima, the NRC ordered installation of ‘reliable hardened vents’ [BUT NOT FILTERED HARDENED VENTS] on older G.E.-designed boiling water reactors. Of 31 reactors, 23 already have ‘hardened vents’ and eight have no vents at all; even reactors with vents will need work on the valves to assure they are operable without electricity, which was a problem at Fukushima. The NRC is considering an order to add filters to the end of the hardened vents, outside the containment, which would trap more than 99 percent of the radioactive particles if the vent had to be used.”

Disaster by Design
PLEASE TRY TO READ THE FOLLOWING HIGHLIGHTED LINKS.

Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkits #32 and #47 described the emergency plan preparations REQUIRED by federal regulations for every operating nuclear power plant. Other federal regulations require design features backed by testing and inspection protocols intended to minimize the chances of a nuclear plant accident that might result in the emergency plans being needed.
THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT BEING MET AND DO NOT ADDRESS KNOWN DESIGN FLAWS IN AMERICA'S AGING REACTORS AND FLAWS IN THE BUILDINGS THAT HOUSE THEM, WHICH WERE NEVER DESIGNED TO LAST MORE THAN 40 YEARS.

WE ARE RADIATED EVERY DAY IN AMERICA FROM EVERY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AND EVERY NUCLEAR REACTOR BUT THE NRC WON'T STOP THAT, NOR WILL CONGRESS....NOR DO WE BY MAKING DEMANDS THAT ALL NUKE FACILITIES BE CLOSED FOREVER.

THIS WAS ORDERED IN 1989, UPGRADED IN 2012 BUT NOT EVEN ONE OF THE 31 PLANTS HAVE COMPLIED WITH FILTERED 'HARD' VENTS!

IN 2012, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Commissioners voted 5-0 to order plant owners to implement three safety upgrades recommended by the NRC task force examining the Fukushima accident.


One of the upgrades involved installing reliable hardened containment vents for boiling water reactors (BWRs). Or, more accurately, the Commissioners required that the hardened containment vents that the NRC ordered 23 years ago now be made to work when needed to do so.

BWRs always had the ability to vent their containments. The original method routed the flow through a filter system before releasing it to the atmosphere. But this arrangement had a serious drawback – the pressure inside containment during severe accidents might be higher than the design pressure of the ducting to and from the filter system. If so, venting the containment could over-pressurize the filter system causing it to break open. Highly radioactive gases released from ruptured ductwork could in turn cause safety equipment to fail and impede efforts by plant workers responding to the accident.
So, the NRC ordered plant owners in 1989 to install hardened containment vents that could stand the high pressures that might occur during an accident.

But this arrangement had its own serious drawback – the valves and dampers connecting the containment airspace with its hardened vent pathway cannot open without electrical power and compressed air. Safety studies performed since the 1980s consistently concluded that accident sequences most likely to require venting the containment involve loss of electrical power and compressed air.
So, the hardened containment vents would work during accidents, unless the accidents happened.

MADNESS, ISN'T IT?
So, the NRC ordered plants owners in 2012 to make the hardened containment vents actually WORKABLE during accidents.

But this arrangement still has a serious drawback – to harden the containment venting system, the venting pipes were routed around the unhardened filter system and directly to the atmosphere.

So if the reliable hardened [UNFILTERED] containment vent is used during an accident, many people may pay a very high price. For while gases released from nuclear power plants during normal operation and during design basis accidents must, by NRC mandate, be filtered, the gases released during more serious accidents are not filtered.

THAT'S RIGHT, NOT FILTERED, SO WE GET AS HIGH A DOSE OF RADIATION AS THE POWER PLANT CAN PUMP OUT AT A TIME WHEN RADIATION LEVELS WILL BE HIGHER THAN ANYONE CAN IMAGINE. 
WE BECOME FUKUSHIMA.

THIS IS AMERICA'S NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE SINCE THE MAJORITY OF US LIVE WITHIN A 100-150-MILE RADIUS OF A FAILING, ANCIENT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.

WE ARE ON OUR OWN AND WE WILL HAVE WHAT WE ALLOW.
WHY ALLOW THIS?






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FURTHER READING:

Palo Verde: Running Without a Backup Power Supply

Nuclear Leaks: The Back Story the NRC Doesn’t Want You to Know about Palo Verde

The NRC Must Act to Reduce the Dangers of Spent Fuel Pool Fires at Nuclear Plants

Recent news reports point to a leaked memo that provides more details about the Trump administration’s proposed deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) budget. If the details are officially confirmed, it would clearly show that the administration is preparing to undermine health protections nationwide, and especially in low income and minority communities.







//WW

Thursday, June 22, 2017

U.S. JUSTICE DEPT. ISSUES WARNING TO AMERICANS ABOUT 'ANONYMOUS'-SOURCED NEWS


IS THE DOJ GOING TO BLOW THE LID OFF AMERICA'S PROPAGANDA MACHINE, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA?

...

ON JUNE 15, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) DID SOMETHING IT HAS NEVER DONE BEFORE.
"The Justice Department issued a statement Thursday night warning the media and other Americans against believing anonymous sources, and warning that the Justice Department doesn't confirm statements from unnamed officials."

The statement was Rosenstein's first remarks since he said in a Senate hearing on Tuesday that he had not seen any "good cause" to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


THE WARNING CAME AFTER SENATE TESTIMONIES BY JAMES COMEY AND DAN COATS EXPLAINED TO THE COMMITTEE THAT THE WASHINGTON POST AND NEW YORK TIMES WERE NOT ALWAYS "RELIABLE NEWS SOURCES".
IMAGINE THAT!


VIDEO CLIP: James Comey, ex-FBI director in Senate testimony, June 8, 2017, "There have been many, many stories based on — well, lots of stuff, but about Russia that are dead wrong."
"MANY, MANY...ARE DEAD WRONG" ?
WHY NOT JUST SAY THEY LIED?

DNI DIRECTOR SCHOOLS JOHN McCAIN

Department of National Intelligence (DNI) Director Dan Coats was asked by the ever-hopeful someone will like him, old John McCain, why he wouldn't openly discuss whether or not Trump asked him to stop the investigation of national security advisor Michael Flynn.
Coats refused to discuss it in open session.


McCain, attempting to appear knowledgeable, reminded him that the entire story appeared in the very public Washington Post, so why wouldn't he discuss that then and there, in open Senate hearing.

Coats shot McCain down by stating that he (Coats) had learned not to always take the Washington Post "at face value" and that its reporting is not always accurate."
The Post being just another user of those "anonymous sources."
He also expressed his concern that classified information was given to the Post.
"Just because it's published in the Washington Post doesn't mean it's now unclassified," Coats said.


ADDED TO COMEY'S AND COATS' REFUTING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (MSM) AS FAKE NEWS SOURCES, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DROPPED A RATHER NICE 'BOMBSHELL'.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein diplomatically backed up former FBI director James Comey's assertions that many MSM stories using "anonymous" sources have been "dead wrong".
Rosenstein issued the following statement:

" Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials,' particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated.
Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations.
The Department of Justice has a long-standing policy to neither confirm or deny such allegations."


The message from Rosenstein's statement, along with Comey's and DNI Director Coats' testimony, is that the MSM boys are, indeed, often reporting fake news.
THEY LIE.
MSM LIES.


BUSTED...THE THREE TOP MSM: CNN, WASHINGTON POST, NEW YORK TIMES.

1~ CNN, CAUGHT TELLING MORE LIES AND CREATING MORE FAKE NEWS THAN FOX SO FAR THIS YEAR.
ONE EXAMPLE FROM THE RECENT PAST:

The day before former FBI Director James Comey's scheduled testimony in Congress, CNN headlined an article claiming that their "unnamed sources," verified that Comey was going to "refute" President Trump's claim that he was told by Comey on three separate occasions that he was not personally under investigation.
CNN repeated their claim, on air, stating "Comey is going to dispute the president on this point if he’s asked about it by senators, and we have to assume that he will be," said Borger, the network's chief political analyst. "He will say he never assured Donald Trump that he was not under investigation, that that would have been improper for him to do so."

WRONG!
LIE!

Then Comey's prepared statement came out, which confirmed not CNN's false story, but Trump's initial assertion that he was in fact, told he was not personally under investigation.

FROM COMEY'S NOTES PRESENTED TO THE SENATORS:
1. January 6th Meeting at Trump Tower:
"In that context, prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally. That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President Elect Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance."

2. January 27th Dinner at White House:
"During the dinner, the President returned to the salacious material I had briefed him about on January 6, and, as he had done previously, expressed his disgust for the allegations and strongly denied them. He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative. He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it."

3. March 30 Phone Call:
"I explained that we had briefed the leadership of Congress on exactly which individuals we were investigating and that we had told those Congressional leaders that we were not personally investigating President Trump. I reminded him I had previously told him that."

HOW DID CNN RESPOND TO COMEY'S BACKING-UP TRUMP'S CLAIM THAT HE WAS NOT UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE RUSSIANS?

CNN CHANGED THE HEADLINE, ACTUALLY CHANGED IT, TO READ, NOT WHAT THE ORIGINAL READ,
"Comey expected to refute Trump," BUT TO NOW READ,
"Comey unlikely to judge on obstruction," AND THEY ADDED A NOTATION:

"CORRECTION AND UPDATE:
This article was published before Comey released his prepared opening statement. The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under investigation in his prepared testimony released after this story was published." 

THOSE "ANONYMOUS OFFICIALS" WITH 'PROOF' TRUMP LIED, EITHER NEVER EXISTED OR THEY ALSO LIED.
CNN WILL NEVER ADMIT THAT THEY SIMPLY DON'T HAVE ONE SHRED OF REAL FACTS SHOWING EUSSIA HACKED THE LECTION, THAT RUSSIA WANTED TO HELP TRUMP WIN.

2~ NEXT UP, THE RABID NEW YORK TIMES (NYT).

SHOWN FOR WHAT THEY HAVE BECOME, MERE ATTACK DOGS FOR THEIR OWNERS:

The NYT was highlighted as a FAKE news source when Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) asked Comey about a NYT article from February 14, 2017, titled "Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence," to which Comey confirms for Risch that the article, which again quoted anonymous officials and sources, was "not true."

Comey's statement to the Senator:
"In the main – it was not true. The challenge -- and I’m not picking on reporters -- about writing stories about classified information is that people talking about it often don’t really know what is going on. And those of us who actually know what’s going on aren’t talking about it. And we don’t call the press to say, hey, you got that thing wrong about this sensitive topic. We just have to leave it there."

THE STORY WAS NOT TRUE.
FAKE.
FALSE.
BEING NOT TRUE, DOESN'T THAT MAKE IT WAS JUST ANOTHER LIE?


In 2003,  the N Y Times admitted that Jayson Blair, one of its reporters, had committed repeated journalistic fraud over a span of SEVERAL YEARS.
The general professionalism of the paper was questioned, though Blair immediately resigned following the incident.


3~ THE WASHINGTON POST (WaPo) , PERHAPS TRUMP'S BIGGEST HATER.
BACK IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, IT WAS THE  NYT  WHO 'BLEW THE WHISTLE' ON THE WASHINGTON POST'S VERY FAKE NEWS ARTICLE, "
“Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread ‘Fake News’ During Election, Experts Say.”
THE TEA ROOM DID A BLOG POST ON THAT, DEC. 9,2016.


" The Post report claimed that a 'number of researchers' had uncovered a “sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign” that spread fake-news articles across the Internet with the aim of hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump. It prominently cited the PropOrNot research REJECTED by the NYT.

THE NEW YORKER 'OUTED THE POST:


"The story topped the Post’s most-read list, and was shared widely by prominent journalists and politicians on Twitter. The former White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted, “Why isn't this the biggest story in the world right now?”

But a close look at the report showed that it was a mess. “To be honest, it looks like a pretty amateur attempt,” Eliot Higgins, a well-respected researcher who has investigated Russian fake-news stories on his Web site, Bellingcat, for years, told me. “I think it should have never been an article on any news site of any note.”

Indeed, the list of “propaganda outlets” has included respected left-leaning publications like CounterPunch and Truthdig, as well as the right-wing behemoth Drudge Report. The list is so broad that it can reveal absolutely nothing about the structure or pervasiveness of Russian propaganda. “It's so incredibly scattershot,” Higgins told me. “If you've ever posted a pro-Russian post on your site, ever, you're Russian propaganda.”

In a scathing takedown on The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton wrote that PropOrNot “embodies the toxic essence of Joseph McCarthy, but without the courage to attach individual names to the blacklist.”


Given PropOrNot's shadowy nature and the shoddiness of its work, I was puzzled by the group's claim to have worked with Senator Ron Wyden’s office.
In an e-mail, Keith Chu, a spokesman for Wyden, told me that the PropOrNot team reached out to the office in late October.
Two of the group's members, an ex-State Department employee and an I.T. researcher, described their research.
“It sounded interesting, and tracked with reporting on Russian propaganda efforts,” Chu wrote. After a few phone calls with the members, it became clear that Wyden’s office could not validate the group’s findings."


DID WaPo CORRECT ITS STATEMENT THAT THE GROUP WAS NOT, NOT USED BY WYDEN'S OFFICE, THAT THEY REJECTED ITS "FINDINGS"?
HELL NO!
THAT WOULD OPEN THE REAL POSSIBILITY THAT IT WAS ALL FAKED.

Craig Timberg's November 24, 2016 Washington Post "biggest story in the world"...WAS PROVEN TO BE BASED ON FALSE INFORMATION.

As Adrian Chen wrote for the New Yorker, its methods were themselves suspect, hinting at counter-Russian propaganda – ostensibly with Ukrainian origins – and verification of its work was nearly impossible.
Chen wrote, “the prospect of legitimate dissenting voices being labelled fake news or Russian propaganda by mysterious groups of ex-government employees, with the help of a national newspaper, is even scarier.”

WELL, WaPo NEVER RETRACTED THE FAKE STORY, BUT DID WRITE:


"Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests.
One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda.
A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions.
The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet, nor did the article purport to do so. Since publication of The Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list."


AT THE END OF THE 'STORY', STILL ONLINE TODAY, ONE CAN ALSO READ:
"Correction: A previously published version of this story incorrectly stated that Russian information service RT had used the “#CrookedHillary” hastag pushed by then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. In fact, while another Russian information service Sputnik did use this hashtag, RT did not."

YOU'RE DAMNED RIGHT THEY DIDN'T, LIARS!

DO YOU SEE WHAT THEY DID?
THEY KNOW THE 'SOURCE' MADE UP THAT LIST OF "PROPAGANDA WEBSITES", BUT OLD WaPo, HATE-MONGERING AGAINST TRUMP, WILL NOT RETRACT IT, JUST LEAVES IT UP THERE TO DAILY FOMENT FEAR AND LOATHING FOR THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE.
ONE CAN STILL SEE IT CITED AS FACTUAL ON 'SOCIAL MEDIA' SITES.

WaPo DIDN'T EVEN HAVE THE COMMON DECENCY TO LIST THE ORGANIZATIONS THEIR FAKE 'EXPERTS' TOOK OFF THEIR FAKE LIST!


"By admitting it never vetted its primary source, whose biased and conflicted “work” smeared hundreds of websites, just how is the Washington Post any different from the “fake news” it has been deriding on a daily basis ever since its endorsed presidential candidate, HILLARY CLINTON, lost the elections?"

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT, AFTER THE HEADS OF AMERICA'S 'INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES' AND THE DOJ WARNING TO AMERICA MADE A FEW HEADLINES, IS ALMOST COMICAL...

MSBC, AP, CNN, NYT, Politico, ABC News and others, ALL of whom make a habit of using "anonymous" sources or repeating other outlets that claim to cite unnamed sources for their "bombshell" news, ALL took to Twitter to express their shock and confusion over why Rosenstein would issue such a statement.

IT WAS A MONUMENTAL, "SURELY HE CAN'T MEAN US" DAY OF FAST AND FURIOUS TWEETS THAT TRIED TO SUGGEST THAT THE DOJWARNING MEANT FOREIGN SOURCES, THAT THE DOJ WAS BEING "ODD", "STRANGE", "CONFUSING".

I ADMIT, I LAUGHED UNTIL I CRIED.

IT REMINDED ME OF THE OLD MOVIE, "THE WIZARD OF OZ", WHEN DOROTHY SEES THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN, THE REAL "WIZARD" WHO WAS NO WIZARD AT ALL. HE EVEN TELLS HER NOT TO MIND THE MAN SHE SEES WITH HER OWN EYES, TO LISTEN, INSTEAD, TO THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE WIZARD OF OZ.

WELL, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE MSM WIZARDS HAVE BEEN BUSTED...AGAIN...AND AGAIN...BUT MAYBE SINCE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FINALLY BLEW THE WHISTLE ON THOSE "ANONYMOUS SOURCES" BEING PERHAPS FICTITIOUS, JUST MAYBE WE'LL SEE LESS OF THAT CRAP.

BTW, ERIC GELLER OF 'POLITICO'  MAY TAKE THE PRIZE FOR MOST MISLEADING TWEET, WHEREIN HE TRIES TO MAKE IT SEEM THAT THE DOJ IS TALKING ABOUT "LEAKS", NOT THE LYING MSM, AND SURELY NOT THE MAGNIFICENT 'POLITICO':
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NO GELLER, HE MEANS YOUR FAKE SOURCES AND YOUR FAKE NEWS, ALL OF YOU WHO WORK TO SELL NEWS, ANY WAY YOU CAN.
EAT IT AND SMILE.


ROSENSTEIN'S WARNING TO AMERICAN NEWS READERS BACKS UP BOTH COMEY'S AND COATS' REVELATIONS TO THE SENATE IN TESTIMONY WHICH BOTH GAVE UNDER OATH.

IN SHORT, YOU'VE BEEN BAMBOOZLED, AMERICA.
YOU HAVE BEEN FED PROPAGANDA AND FAKE NEWS, JUST AS JFK INSINUATED JUST WEEKS BEFORE HE WAS ASSASSINATED.
JFK HAD SENT A MESSAGE TO THE MSM THAT HE WOULDN'T TOLERATE THEIR USING THEIR RAGSHEETS AND TV NEWS TO MANIPULATE THE TRUTH AND AMERICAN MINDS.


[SEE "Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961" ]

THAT WAS OVER 50 YEARS AGO!

AND THE TV CROWD?
THERE HAS BEEN ALMOST A YEARLY EXPOSE' OF THEIR FALSE STORIES.
ONE FROM 2015 SHOWED FOX TOPPED THE LIST OF FAKE NEWS WITH 60% OF THEIR STORIES HAVING FALLACIES IN THEM.

THE SAME ARTICLE STATED THAT NBC ALSO REPORTS FAKE NEWS. "ABOUT 44% OF NBC 'NEWS' CAN BE DISCREDITED"

CNN, IN 2014 WAS FOUND TO HAVE SERVED-UP ALMOST 25% FAKE NEWS.
IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE CNN SCORES THIS YEAR!
SO FAR, BY MY COUNT, THEY OUTRANK FOX!



TRY TO READ "12 Fake News Stories from the Mainstream Media - Breitbart", AND "25 Fake News Stories From The Mainstream Media"

EYE-OPENING BUSTS OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHOULD OPEN MANY EYES, BUT WILL IT?


I'LL GIVE THE NEW YORKER THIS...IT CALLED OUT THE WASHINGTON POST AS NO OTHER DID, IN MY OPINION, AND WHAT THE ARTICLE STATED ABOUT WaPo CERTAINLY APPLIES TO ALL MSM.       
"The story of PropOrNot should serve as a cautionary tale to those who fixate on malignant digital influences as a primary explanation for Trump’s stunning election. The story combines two of the most popular technological villains of post-election analysis—fake news and Russian subterfuge—into a single tantalizing package. Like the most effective Russian propaganda, the report weaved together truth and misinformation.

...the prospect of legitimate dissenting voices being labelled fake news or Russian propaganda by mysterious groups of ex-government employees, with the help of a national newspaper, is even scarier.

Vasily Gatov told me, “To blame internal social effects on external perpetrators is very Putinistic.”


I FIND IT HUMOROUS THAT HE REFERS TO GATOV.
GATOV'S ARTICLE ON RUSSIAN "INFO-WARS'" AND USE OF MEDIA FOR PROPAGANDIZING  DEPICTS WHAT WE SEE TODAY IN AMERICAN MEDIA!
IT IS A PERFECT MATCH!
AMERICAN NEWS MEDIA ALL DO WHAT RUSSIA DOES!

I REMIND MY READERS THAT ADOLF HITLER SO ADMIRED THE AMERICAN PROPAGANDA MACHINE THAT IS OUR 'PRESS' THAT HE INCORPORATED THOSE TACTICS TO SWAY GERMAN MINDS IN HIS FAVOR AND TOOK THE WORLD TO WAR.
AS I HAVE NOTED BEFORE, HITLER ALSO ADMIRED THE AMERICAN TECHNIQUES USED TO COMMIT GENOCIDE AGAINST THE INDIGENOUS TRIBES.

I WATCHED THE SAME MEDIA WHIP AMERICANS HERE INTO A FRENZY AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR, TO THE POINT THAT AMERICAN CITIZENS WERE ATTACKING RETURNING SOLDIERS COMING HOME FROM NAM.
AND WHO CAN FORGET KENT STATE?

AS I WROTE ELSEWHERE A FEW DAYS AGO, MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS ABSOLUTELY AT LEAST PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTINGS AT THE CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL PRACTICE, HAVING AGAIN FANNED THE FLAMES OF ANGER AND HATE JUST AS THEY DID DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, AND HAVING MADE IT "NEWS" TO TELL THEIR READERSHIP WHEN AND WHERE THE BALL PRACTICE WAS BEING HELD.

EVER SINCE THE TRUMP WIN (AND, AGAIN, I DO NOT AT ALL LIKE TRUMP) THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR MSM HAVE TAUNTED THE "LOSERS", DEMOCRATS, AND CONSTANTLY 'SUGGESTED' THAT THOSE WHO ARE DISTRAUGHT OVER HILLARY'S LOSS TAKE TO THE STREETS, DO SOMETHING TO "TAKE AMERICA BACK".

AMERICA HASN'T GONE ANYWHERE!
SHE'S STILL AMERICA, STILL RIGHT HERE, AS INTACT AS SHE WAS DURING ANY DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT'S TERM IN OFFICE.

AMERICA HAS NOT BEEN "HIJACKED", AND AS ALL STATES REPORTED AFTER THE ELECTIONS, NO VOTES WERE CHANGED BY RUSSIAN 'HACKERS'. 
MAINSTREAM MEDIA DID NOT POINT OUT THAT ABC REPORTED THAT JEANNETTE MANFRA, DEPT. OF 'HOMELAND SECURITY' ACTING  DEPUTY UNDERSECRETARY OF CYBERSECURITY

"reiterated that there was no evidence that any actual votes were manipulated, as did former FBI director, James Comey."

RADIO FREE EUROPE JUST TODAY REPORTED THAT MANFRA AND OTHERS HAVE REPEATEDLY SAID NO VOTES WERE CHANGED AT ALL, NOT IN ANY STATE.

Manfra also testified that vote tallies were not tampered with, ... saying there was no evidence that actual vote tallies were stolen.

Jeh Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee--echoing the comments from the officials before the Senate committee -- said there was no evidence that actual vote tallies were stolen. "To my current knowledge, the Russian government did not through any cyberintrusion alter ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results," he said.

U.S. officials have repeatedly pointed out that the decentralized nature of U.S. election systems is one reason it is hard for external actors to directly manipulate the vote count."

Director of National Intelligence at the time, James Clapper, admitted to Congress ... "They did not change any vote tallies or anything of that sort."


THE NSA SAID NO VOTES WERE CHANGED OR STOLEN.
"The NSA notes in its report that it is “UNKNOWN whether the aforementioned spear-phishing deployment successfully compromised all the intended victims, and what POTENTIAL data from the victim COULD have been exfiltrated.”

NONE, NOT ANY, AS WE NOW KNOW.

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO FORCE THE AMERICAN MEDIA WHO SIDED WITH CLINTON TO STOP LYING TO ALL OF US?
NO VOTES WERE CHANGED!
HILLARY LOST BECAUSE SHE RAN A BAD CAMPAIGN AND JUST SEEMED TO GO A LITTLE TOO BAT-SHIT INSANE DURING THE PROCESS...THE END...SHE LOST.
VOTERS GOT A LOOK AT THE REAL HILLARY AND DIDN'T LIKE WHAT THEY SAW!

ADD TO THE ABOVE SWORN STATEMENTS OF BASICALLY EVERYBODY BUT GOD THAT THE ELECTION WAS NOT HACKED BY RUSSIANS THE MANY I.T. EXPERTS WHO HAVE WRITTEN ON THE 'NERDY' WEBSITES THAT MOST OF US DON'T READ, THIS WAS NOT A CASE OF HACKING BUT OF A THING CALLED "PHISHING", WHICH CANNOT CHANGE ANYTHING AND WHICH HAS BEEN PROVEN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.

COMPUTER 'WIZARDS' KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
PHISHING IS NOT HACKING, BUT THE MSM KEEPS RIGHT ON SCREAMING "THE ELECTION WAS HACKED".

WHEN WE WENT THROUGH THE RECENT RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON WORLDWIDE COMPUTERS, AGAIN THE TECH COMMUNITY SHOWED US THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HACKING AND PHISHING, BUT MSM KEEPS SCREAMING "WE WERE HACKED!"

NO, MORONS, WE WERE PHISHED, UNSUCCESSFULLY, AS YOU ALL WELL KNOW BUT NEVER SAY!

SEVERAL PEOPLE INSIDE THE DNC DID NOT WANT HILLARY AS A CANDIDATE.
SOME THOUGHT SHE HAD STOLEN THE NOMINATION FROM SANDERS, REMEMBER?

WHAT WAS REVEALED IN REGARDS TO THE CLINTON CAMP, ABOUT PODESTA'S EMAILS AND HILLARY'S, ALMOST OF A CERTAINTY CAME FROM WITHIN THE CLINTON CAMP.
PERHAPS, AS WIKILEAKS' ASSANGE HAS INSINUATED, THAT POOR MURDERED YOUNG MAN HANDED THOSE OVER BEFORE HE WAS KILLED, OR SOMEONE IN THE NSA, CIA, SOMEONE OFFENDED BY HILLARY CLINTON, "LEAKED" THOSE SO THE WORLD WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE REALITY OF THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, THE WOMAN HERSELF, AND THE DEMOCRAT'S 'NATIONAL COMMITTEE'.

WELL, WE DID SEE, JUST AS WE SAW TRUMP MAKING LEWD REMARKS ABOUT WOMEN, JUST AS WE SAW HIS ELITIST IDEOLOGY, HIS UNREAD INEPTITUDE AND LIMITED VOCABULARY, HIS CLUELESSNESS ON FOREIGN POLICY.
BUT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE DECIDED THIS ELECTION, JUST AS THEY DID WITH GORE VERSUS BUSH, JR, JUST AS THEY HAVE BEFORE WHEN THE RESULTS OF A CLOSE ELECTION DID NOT ERUPT INTO RIOTS, BEATINGS OF REPUBLICANS, ATTACKS ON CONGRESSMEN, AND DID NOT RESULT IN A WILD-EYED RANT AND A LONG ROUND OF BLAMING EVERYONE BUT HERSELF BY THE LOSER.

YOU KNOW, IT WASN'T THAT LONG AGO THAT CONGRESS WAS SCREAMING "FOUL!" WHEN THEY LEARNED THEIR COMPUTERS HAD BEEN TAPPED BY THE CIA/NSA BOYS.
I SAY CIA/NSA BECAUSE IT'S HARD TO SEPARATE THE TWO WHEN EACH ARE CONSTANTLY SPYING ON AMERICANS.


WE WILL HAVE TRUMP FOR AT LEAST FOUR YEARS, UNLESS THE MSM CAN INCITE SOMEONE TO KILL HIM.
THEY SEEM TO ME TO BE VERY HOPEFUL THAT TRUMP WILL EITHER BE ASSASSINATED OR CAVE IN UNDER THEIR INCESSANT ONSLAUGHT AND JUST LEAVE OFFICE

I INVITE READERS TO GO RESEARCH THE LIES OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA THROUGHOUT OUR SHORT AMERICAN HISTORY, TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES THE MANY TIMES THIS BULLYING INSTITUTION HAS BEEN CAUGHT RED-HANDED PRINTING AND BROADCASTING OUTRIGHT LIES, FAKE NEWS, TO HERD THE AMERICAN POPULACE LIKE SHEEP TO SLAUGHTER, TO PUSH AMERICANS TO COMMIT VIOLENCE AGAINST OTHER AMERICANS.

IT WILL HURT YOUR HEARTS TO FIND THE TRUTH, TO SEE HOW WE'VE BEEN DUPED, BUT WE NEED TO FINALLY REALIZE THAT WE ARE BEING PLAYED LIKE CHEAP VIOLINS.
WE DEPEND TOO MUCH ON THE MSM TO DELIVER THE TRUTH TO US.
THEY ARE ALL OWNED BY PEOPLE WITH VERY HIDDEN AGENDAS, MY FRIENDS.
THEY ARE THERE TO MAKE MONEY, TO BE THE "BIGGEST AND BEST", TO SELL THEIR PRODUCT...THE NEWS.
THEY HAVE SCREWED US OVER SINCE THEIR INCEPTION AND WE HAVE ALLOWED IT AND KEPT RIGHT ON, MINDLESSLY, UNQUESTIONINGLY, BELIEVING WHAT WE'RE TOLD TO BELIEVE.

WHY DON'T WE STOP DOING THAT?
WHY DON'T WE USE THIS AMAZING THING CALLED THE INTERNET TO GO TO THE PEOPLE INVOLVED OURSELVES, TO GET THE FACTS OURSELVES, TO DIG AND DIG UNTIL WE FIND THE REAL TRUTH?

NOT LONG AGO, I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT A CERTAIN TRIBE HERE IN AMERICA THAT JUST DIDN'T SEEM POSSIBLE TO BE CORRECT.
ALL I HAD TO DO WAS SEND AN EMAIL TO THE TRIBAL COUNCIL TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH!
I HAD A REPLY IN UNDER 24 HOURS.
UNSATISFIED EVEN WITH THAT, I EMAILED A FEW MEMBERS OF THAT TRIBE, CALLED ANOTHER MEMBER, AND YES, I WAS RIGHT... THE NEWS" WAS WRONG. BOTH THE COUNCIL AND THE PEOPLE HAD THE FACTS. THEY WERE RIGHT THERE WHERE THINGS WERE HAPPENING.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO "GO SEE FOR OURSELVES", TO GO TO THE SAME PEOPLE THE FAKE NEWS BOYS CLAIM TO HAVE GONE TO.
ISN'T IT WORTH THE EFFORT AND TIME TO KNOW THE FACTS, TO GET THE TRUTH?

FOR ME, IT IS.

QUESTION EVERYTHING, PEOPLE OF EARTH!
WE CAN 'VIRTUALLY' GO SEE IT ALL FOR OURSELVES, JUST AS I SAW THE DAMAGE DONE BY A LANDSLIDE ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST, BY MEANS OF VIDEOS SHOT BY A FEW LOCALS JUST MOMENTS AFTER IT HAPPENED.
WE GO TO THE HORSE'S MOUTH TO SEE WHAT THE HORSE IS EATING.

QUESTION EVERYTHING.
AND NEVER, NEVER FEAR THE TRUTH.
TRUTH CAN HURT, BUT LIES WILL KILL.
IN THE CULTURE OF MY MOTHER'S PEOPLE, A LIE WAS AS BAD AS A MURDER, BECAUSE A LIE KILLS THE TRUTH AND TRUTH IS MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL THINGS, EXCEPT MAYBE HUMAN LIVES.













//WW

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ANOTHER RUSSIA-U.S. AERIAL CONFRONTATION







IN CONFLICTING REPORTS, BOTH TASS AND THE BBC REPORTED A CONFRONTATION IN THE SKIES OVER THE BALTIC SEA, WITHIN 25 MILES OF KALININGRAD, RUSSIA, YESTERDAY.

TASS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED THAT

Russian Su-27 fighter jets consecutively intercepted two US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft, with one of them making a provocative turn towards the Russian plane, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday.

"On June 19, Russian airspace control means over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea spotted an aerial target flying towards the Russian state border. A Su-27 fighter jet of the Baltic Fleet air defense alert unit was scrambled to intercept the target. After approaching it, the Russian plane identified it as a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft. When being escorted, the RC-135 plane made an attempt at approaching the Russian fighter jet making a provocative turn towards it," the ministry said.

Russian Su-27 fighter jets consecutively intercepted two US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft, with one of them making a provocative turn towards the Russian plane, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday.

"On June 19, Russian airspace control means over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea spotted an aerial target flying towards the Russian state border. A Su-27 fighter jet of the Baltic Fleet air defense alert unit was scrambled to intercept the target. After approaching it, the Russian plane identified it as a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft. When being escorted, the RC-135 plane made an attempt at approaching the Russian fighter jet making a provocative turn towards it," the ministry said.

The Russian pilot offered a reaction to the RC-135’s maneuver, after which continued to escort the U.S. reconnaissance plane until it changed its route off the Russian border," the ministry said.
Over that past week, U.S. and NATO reconnaissance planes have performed more than 15 flights over the Baltic Sea in the exact proximity to the Russian border, the ministry said and stressed that Russian fighter jets are flying over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea in strict compliance with international rules.
"As for the alleged ‘provocative’ nature of the flight, we would like to stress that ten minutes later another RC-135 plane entered this zone to be also intercepted by the Russia Su-27," the Russian defense ministry added.

THE BBC PAINTS ANOTHER PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENED, OF COURSE:

A Russian jet flew within 5ft (1.5m) of a U.S. reconnaissance plane's wing tip over the Baltic Sea on Monday, US officials say.

The encounter was deemed "unsafe" due to the Russian pilot's "high rate of closure speed and poor control of the aircraft", officials said.
But Russia disputes the American account, saying the US plane made a "provocative" move towards their jet.

The intercept on Monday occurred 25 miles (40 km) from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, over international waters.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters: "We were flying in international airspace and did nothing to provoke this behaviour."

There have been more than 30 interactions between U.S. and Russian planes and ships in the Baltic Sea since the beginning of June, US officials tell CNN.

The majority have been deemed safe, US officials say.


The US RC-135 reconnaissance plane is roughly the size of a civilian commercial aircraft

WHO'S RUNNING THE AMERICAN SHOW?
DOES TRUMP REALIZE WHAT THE MILITARY IS DOING OVER THERE?
IS HE IN AGREEMENT WITH ALL THE PROVOCATION, THE PUSHING RUSSIA'S BACK AGAINST THE WALL?
DOES HE READ THE 'NEWS', ONE WONDERS.


"The growing risk of a direct confrontation between the US and Russia follows a decision by Trump to grant his military chiefs untrammelled control of military strategy in Syria. But the Pentagon insists it is not seeking to escalate the conflict."

I HAVE TO CALL B.S. ON THAT STATEMENT!

THE U.S. MILITARY 'CHIEFS' HAVE BEEN ITCHING FOR A FIGHT WITH RUSSIA SINCE BEFORE THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS!
BUT DOES THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS WANT AN ALL-OUT WAR WITH RUSSIA?


On all fronts, it just seems that the U.S. MILITARY, whether through NATO or SYRIA, is shoving as hard as it can to push Putin's buttons, and is doing all it can to provoke a negative Russian respinse.

These are dangerous "games".
All it will take is ONE pilot on either side losing his temper at the wrong moment, making a snap-judgment wrong call and we will all see what World War 3 looks like.

ESCALATION OF TENSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE U.S.IN SYRIA

Also on Monday, as the Guardian U.K. reported, Russia warned that U.S. jets flying in Syria would now be targeted.

The announcement came in response to the U.S. downing of a Syrian jet after it targeted American-allied rebels.

On Tuesday, the US military shot down an armed Iranian-made drone in Syria, adding to tensions between the Washington and Moscow, which is allied with the Syrian regime.

The U.S. shooting down of a Syrian jet is seen as ‘act of aggression’ by Russia, which will track coalition warplanes west of the Euphrates.

It was the first such US attack on a Syrian warplane since the start of the country’s civil war six years ago.
Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said the U.S. strike “has to be seen as a continuation of America’s line to disregard the norms of international law.

“What is this if not an act of aggression? It is, if you like, help to those terrorists that the U.S. is fighting against, declaring they are carrying out an anti-terrorism policy.”

The Russian foreign ministry also said it would respond to the attack by suspending its communications channel with US forces, which is designed to prevent collisions and dangerous incidents in Syrian airspace.

The Russian military threatened to close the hotline, known as the “deconfliction channel”, in April after President Trump ordered a missile strike against a Syrian air base allegedly involved in a chemical weapons attack. However, Moscow did not fulfill the threat and the channel remained open.

Russia stressed it will in future be tracking the coalition’s jets, not shooting them down, but added that “a threat for those jets may appear only if they take action that poses a threat to Russian aircraft”. Moscow’s foreign ministry said in a statement: “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] of the international coalition, detected to the west of the Euphrates river will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets.”

The top U.S. general, Joseph Dunford, sought to play down the repercussions of the incident, insisting the hotline established eight months ago between U.S. central command in Qatar and its Russian equivalent in Syria was still open and functioning on Monday morning and would be used to try to defuse the situation.

“I’m confident that we are still communicating between the coalition operations centre and the Russian operations centre,” Dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff told the National Press Club in Washington. “I think the worst thing any of us could do would be to address this with hyperbole.”
He added: “I’m also confident that our forces have the capability to take care of themselves.”

“We made every effort to warn those individuals not to come any closer and then the commander made a judgment that it was a threat to the forces that we are supporting and took action. The only actions that we have taken against pro-regime forces in Syria, and there have been two specific incidents, have been in self-defence and we have communicated that clearly.”

It is not clear what other incident Dunford was referring to. Apart from the April missile strike, US forces have fired on pro-regime forces, thought to include Iranian-backed Shia militia, three times in the past month in Syria’s eastern desert near the Iraqi border.

Asked about the legal basis for a US plane shooting down a Syrian aircraft in Syrian airspace, Dunford referred to the Authorisation for the Use of Military Force Act passed by Congress in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attack, which has been used as a blanket mandate by U.S. administrations ever since for counter-terrorist operations abroad.

OBAMA PROMISED TO GET US OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
TRUMP BASICALLY SAID HE WAS FED UP WITH THE U.S. PLAYING POLICEMAN TO THE WORLD AND THAT WE SHOULD SPEND OUR TRILLIONS ELSEWHERE.
WE SEE HOW THAT'S PLAYING OUT.

IT'S JUST AS EISENHOWER WARNED IN HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE NATION:

...Eisenhower warned the American people to keep a careful eye on what he called the “military-industrial complex” that had developed in the post-World War II years.

Eisenhower had been concerned about the growing size and cost of the American defense establishment since he became president in 1953. In his last presidential address to the American people, he expressed those concerns in terms that frankly shocked some of his listeners.

Eisenhower began by describing the changing nature of the American defense establishment since World War II.

No longer could the U.S. afford the “emergency improvisation” that characterized its preparations for war against Germany and Japan. Instead, the United States was “compelled to create a permanent armaments industry” and a huge military force. He admitted that the Cold War made clear the “imperative need for this development,” but he was gravely concerned about “the acquisition of unwarranted influence…by the military-industrial complex.” In particular, he asked the American people to guard against the “danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

Necessary though that development might be, Eisenhower warned, this new military-industrial complex could weaken or destroy the very institutions and principles it was designed to protect.
Eisenhower’s blunt language stunned some of his supporters."

THE PENTAGON CAN'T, AS IN IT WON'T, ACCOUNT FOR TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN EXPENDITURES, AND SINCE RUMSFELD ANNOUNCED THAT OVER 2 TRILLION WAS MISSING FROM PENTAGON 'BOOKS' THE DAY BEFORE 9-11, THE MONEY LEAK HAS MERELY GROWN.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BOYS IN THE PENTAGON ARE SPENDING THOSE TRILLIONS ON.
BUT WE HAVE SEEN, HISTORICALLY, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MILITARY POWER DECIDES TO RUN A COUNTRY.

TRUMP NEEDS TO GET A HANDLE ON THIS, SLAP A FEW HANDS AND BACK SOME OF HIS MILITARY CHIEFS OFF THIS HEADLONG DASH TO WORLD WAR 3.

I ALSO THINK THE LEADERS OF BOTH NATIONS NEED TO POLL THEIR POPULACE TO SEE HOW MANY "AVERAGE CITIZENS" BELIEVE THAT ANYTHING WE MAY FIND IN THE MIDDLE EAST OR EUROPE IS WORTH GOING TO NUCLEAR WAR FOR.

SO FAR, PRESIDENT PUTIN SEEMS TO HAVE USED MORE COMMON SENSE THAN EITHER PRESIDENT OBAMA OR PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT WHO KNOWS WHEN THAT CAN CHANGE OR WHAT MIGHT PUSH MR. PUTIN OR OUR POWER-HUNGRY MILITARY HEADS TO JUST SAY TO HELL WITH IT AND ON TO ALL-OUT WAR?









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Monday, June 19, 2017

MUSLIM WORHIPPERS HIT BY VAN IN LONDON, 1 DEAD

THE SUSPECT, SHOWN HERE LOADED INTO A POLICE VAN, WAS RESTRAINED UNTIL POLICE ARRIVED BY MEMBERS OF THE MOSQUE.

THE GUARDIAN IS STILL REPORTING THAT THREE (3) PEOPLE LEFT THE VAN AFTER IT STRUCK THE PEDESTRIANS.

THE GUARDIAN ALSO SHOWS VIDEO OF THE MAN BEING HANDCUFFED <HERE>.


Local people observe prayers at Finsbury Park in London, after a vehicle struck pedestrians on the street where they are kneeling..

ABOVE: Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Finsbury Park: One killed, eight injured in 'potential terrorist attack' as van hits worshippers at London mosque. 

NOTE: SOME NEWS AGENCIES ARE REPORTING 10 INJURED, SOME SAY 12, BUT 8 WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

The Muslim Council said Monday's attack was the most violent manifestation of Islamophobia in Britain in recent months and called for extra security at places of worship.

The Finsbury Park Mosque gained notoriety more than a decade ago for sermons by radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, who was sentenced to life in a U.S. prison in January 2015 for his conviction on terrorism-related charges.

A new board of trustees and management took over in February 2005, a year after Abu Hamza was arrested by British police, since then attendance has greatly increased among worshippers from various communities, according to the mosque's website.

Witnesses have told Sky News that an imam from the mosque protected the driver of the van from angry members of the public until the police could arrive.

The Islamic centre and mosque has released a statement, appealing for calm.   


“We have worked very hard over decades to build a peaceful and tolerant community here in Finsbury Park and we totally condemn any act of hate that tries to drive our wonderful community apart,” it reads.

The New York Police Department has deployed officers to mosques in New York following the attack in Finsbury Park.


Suspect screamed he wanted to 'kill all Muslims'.

A van ploughed into worshippers outside a mosque in London on Sunday night, killing one person and injuring eight people in what the Prime Minister described as a "potential terrorist attack".

Officers arrested one man after they were called shortly after midnight to the incident on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park station.

The attack came shortly after worshippers had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing bystanders wrestle the suspect to the ground and pin him down until officers arrived.

One eyewitness speaking to LBC said the van had hit people on the pavement, but had not collided with a building. "It looked like he had lost control of the van or something," he said.

No other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police, the statement said.


BUT CNN REPORTED THAT "Witnesses describe seeing two additional men fleeing from the van."

Police said there would be increased police presence in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.

This incident followed a series of attacks in Britain.

Eight people were killed and 50 injured on June 3 when three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars.

Two weeks earlier, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

On March 22, a man drove a rented car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead. His attack killed five people.

The Muslim Council of Britain has condemned the Finsbury Park van attack, calling it "the most violent manifestation" yet of Islamophobia and called for extra security around mosques.

The council's secretary general Harun Khan said the incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road.

"Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia and this is the most violent manifestation to date.

"Given we are approaching the end of the month of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid with many Muslims going to local mosques, we expect the authorities to increase security outside mosques as a matter of urgency.

"Muslim communities have been calling for increased action to tackle the growth in hate crime for many years and transformative action must now be taken to tackle not only this incident but the hugely worrying growth in Islamophobia.

Many will feel terrorised, no doubt be angry and saddened by what has taken place tonight.

"We urge calm as the investigation establishes the full facts, and in these last days of Ramadan, pray for those affected and for justice."

Salah Alamoudi said they had to hold the suspect on the ground for up to half an hour before police arrived.

"The guy, I had to keep him at least half an hour. He was a strong guy. A big man," he said.
A series of videos have emerged on social media showing tensions are running high after the incident.

At least two witnesses told Sky News that there were three men in the van, but the Met Police statement seems to directly contradict that, saying no other suspects had been identified or reported to police.


WHETHER THIS WAS SOME TWISTED RETALIATORY ACT BY A BRITISH CITIZEN, A SECTARIAN "SUNNI VERSUS SHIA" ATTACK, OR ONE PERPETRATED BY SOMEONE TRAINED FOR SUCH BY THE ISLAMIC STATE IS YET TO BE SEEN.
I'M CERTAIN WE WILL READ ALL ABOUT THE VAN DRIVER TOMORROW AT THE LATEST.

I AM CONCERNED THAT THE 'TENSIONS' ON BOTH SIDES, MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIMS, WILL ONLY ESCALATE AFTER THIS.

SOME WEBSITES HAD ALREADY BEEN KEEPING TRACK OF NON-MUSLIMS KILLED BY MUSLIMS DURING RAMADAN, CALLING THE COUNT "RAMADAN BOMBATHON" AND GIVING DAILY UPDATES.


"Islam's holiest month of fasting and prayer began May 26. Already, there have been at least 70 deadly terrorists attacks, leaving 950 dead and more than 1,000 wounded. And it's only been 14 days. Ramadan this year runs until June 24."

BOTH BREITBART AND THE BLAZE FANNED THOSE FLAMES BY UPDATING THE LIST OF VICTIMS OF MUSLIM ATTACKS.


WHILE THE ACTIONS OF MOST OF THE WORSHIPPERS AFTER THIS ATTACK ARE COMMENDABLE FOR CALLING FOR PEACE AND CALM, OTHERS HAVE DONE THE SAME AS THOSE KEEPING TRACK OF VICTIMS OF SUICIDE BOMBERS, ETC.

THE NEFARIOUS WASHINGTON POST ADDED FUEL TO ANY GROWING FIRE BY REPOSTING INCIDENTS OF ATTACKS ON MUSLIMS AND REPORTING THAT THE BODY OF A MISSING MUSLIM 17-YEAR-OLD WAS DISCOVERED NEAR STERLING, VIRGINIA. THE SUSPECTED KILLER IS DARWIN MARTINEZ TORRES, A NON-MUSLIM.

UNDERSTANDABLY, NOT ALL WORSHIPPERS OF THE LONDON MOSQUE WERE AS CALM AND PRAYERFUL AS THOSE PICTURED AT THE TOP OF THIS BLOG.
"People were shouting this is an act of terrorism, even though he's white," another witness, Hillary Briffa, said, referring to the man taken away by police.

IT WILL BE A LONG, HOT, TAXING SUMMER.
MAY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA JUST ONCE NOT ENGAGE IN PLAYING MUSLIMS AGAINST NON-MUSLIMS.
IT SEEMS TO ME THE MSM LIKE RIOTS AND BLOODSHED.
ANYTHING TO SELL A 'RAG-SHEET', YES?

MAY NO CITY BECOME A NEW BATTLEGROUND IN THIS AGE-OLD CONFLICT.

"PAY-BACKS" ONLY RESULT IN "PAY MORE"...PAY WITH MORE LIVES LOST TO THE ILLUSION THAT ANY ONE NATION, ANY ONE RACE OF PEOPLE, ANY GROUP CAN "RULE THE WORLD" FOREVER.
LOOK AT HOW MANY HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY THAT UNATTAINABLE DREAM.
ONE-BY-ONE THEY ALL FELL AND ARE MERELY NAMES IN HISTORY BOOKS, FADING MEMORIES.


ONCE THE "COMMON MAN" , THE "AVERAGE CITIZEN" GETS A GUTFUL OF BEING ATTACKED AND SEEING HIS FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES KILLED, HISTORY SHOWS US SUCH REBELLION AGAINST EXTERMINATION WILL STOP THOSE WHO HOPE TO EXTERMINATE.









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7 U.S. SAILORS KILLED BY CONTAINER SHIP ARE NAMED. UPDATED 06/26/2017


The damage to the destroyer suggests that the container ship, the ACX Crystal, might have slammed into it at a high speed, raising questions about communication between the two vessels.

The Philippines-registered container ship, the ACX Crystal, suffered less damage and went on to complete its journey to Tokyo.



Marine Traffic showed the strange u-turn on a tracking map (above) of the ACX Crystal's route..

None of the 20 Filipino crewmen were reported injured.

It is not known why it changed course. [SEE UPDATE BELOW]

[UPDATE: 26 JUNE 2017:  "The container ship steered hard to starboard (right) to avoid the warship but hit the Fitzgerald 10 minutes later at 1:30 a.m., according to a copy of Captain Ronald Advincula's report to Japanese ship owner Dainichi Investment Corporation that was seen by Reuters.   
Another focus of the probes has been the length of time it took the ACX Crystal to report the collision. The JCG says it was first notified at 2:25 a.m., nearly an hour after the accident.
In his report, the ACX Crystal's captain said there was "confusion" on his ship's bridge, and that it turned around and returned to the collision site after continuing for 6 nautical miles (11 km).
Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that the ACX Crystal, chartered by Japan's Nippon Yusen KK (9101.T), made a complete U-turn between 12:58 a.m. and 2:46 a.m.
12:58 a.m. would be 30 minutes BEFORE the REPORTED time of the collision, and 2:46 a.m. would be 45 minutes AFTER the collision."

The tracking data shows the container vessel never stopped.
THE REUTERS ARTICLE GOES ON TO STATE THAT THE CAPTAIN OF THE CRYSTAL 'FLASHED LIGHTS' TO WARN THE FITZGERALD, BUT DID HE USE ANY AUDIBLE MEANS TO WARN THEM, AND COULDN'T HE HAIL THE OTHER VESSEL BY RADIO?
WHERE WAS THE FITZGERALD'S RADIO OPERATOR, WHO WAS MINDING THE RADAR, WAS THERE NO LOOKOUT ON THE BRIDGE OF THE NAVAL SHIP, AND IS THE CRYSTAL'S CAPTAIN'S VERSION OF WHAT HAPPENED VERIFIABLE ARE ALL UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FOR NOW.

(END UPDATE)

Similar records (which DO exist) for the USS Fitzgerald's movements are not publicly available.


IN THE DAYS AHEAD, IT WILL BE INTERESTING, AND IMPERATIVE, TO SEE HOW THIS COULD HAVE POSSIBLY HAPPENED.
IT HAS BEEN NOTED THAT THE HUGE CONTAINER SHIP REVERSED ITS ENGINES AND DID A "U-TURN" 25 MINUTES BEFORE IT STRUCK THE USS FITZGERALD.
BUT WHY DIDN'T THE FITZGERALD GET OUT OF HARM'S WAY?


17 June 2017

The U.S. Navy has identified seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship in Japanese waters on Saturday.

The sailors were found in flooded berths onboard the USS Fitzgerald, said a statement by the US Navy.

At least three others onboard were injured, including the captain, in the collision which took place near the port city of Yokosuka.

Many of the Fitzgerald's crew were asleep when the incident happened.
The U.S. Navy said it was investigating.

The warship has since been towed to the US naval base in Yokosuka.

The seven sailors were reported missing after the incident which took place at about 02:30 local time on Saturday (17:30 GMT Friday).

The Navy has now said that divers gained access to the damaged areas and found their remains.

Marine Traffic records suggest that the container ship, the Filipino-flagged ACX Crystal, made a sudden U-turn roughly 25 minutes before the crash. It is not known why it changed course.

Similar records for the USS Fitzgerald are not publicly available.


According to Maritime Bulletin, “Container ship ACX CRYSTAL though Philippines-flagged, [is] said to be operated by Japanese NYK. Her damages though substantial, aren’t too serious, let alone critical.”

CNN reported that “the container ship was operating under charter to Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and owned by Dainichi-Invest Corporation.”

The collision is reported to have taken place in calm, clear conditions.

The Navy said the remains of the seven missing sailors had been found.

The victims were...
1-Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia;
2-Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California;
3-Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut;
4-Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas;
5-Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California;
6-Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland;
7-Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio.

A PHOTO TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS CAN BE SEEN <HERE>.

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the 7th Fleet, described a harrowing scene as other sailors fought to keep the ship from sinking.

"Most of the damage is below the waterline, including a large gash near the keel," Aucoin said.

"The water flow was tremendous, and so there wasn't a lot of time in those spaces that were open to the sea. And as you can see now, the ship is still listing, so they had to fight the ship to keep it above the surface. It was traumatic," Aucoin said at a news conference at the Yokosuka base on Sunday.

He said one machinery room and two berthing areas for 116 crew members were severely damaged from the impact to the ship's side. Navy spokesman Lt. Paul Newell said the victims may have been killed by the impact of the collision or drowned in the flooding.

The Fitzgerald's captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, suffered a head injury in the collision and was airlifted to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka. Two other crew members suffered cuts and bruises and were also flown out by helicopter.

The coast guard questioned crew members of the ACX Crystal, and is treating the collision as a case of possible professional negligence, said Masayuki Obara, a regional coast guard official.

According to The Guardian, “Japan’s coastguard and the U.S. navy plan to question crew members from the ACX Crystal, and could treat the collision as a possible case of endangerment of traffic caused by professional negligence.”

FROM TWITTER:
#USSFitzgerald Look at track of #ACXCrystal it veered OFF course TWICE The last time right b4 hitting USN ship.. Autopilot malfunction? pic.twitter.com/c8PFJ3IN9P

— ESNEET (@esneet4113) June 17, 2017


It was traveling at a speed of 12.4 knots and was still in motion in the hours after the collision.

The Navy has not confirmed this information. Nor has it explained why USS Fitzgerald did not see the ACX Crystal coming and vice-versa.

IF I WERE FAMILY, I COULD NOT FIND CLOSURE UNTIL I HAD FULL EXPLANATIONS OF WHY THAT CONTAINER SHIP MADE A U-TURN AND HIT THE FITZGERALD AT HIGH SPEED AND JUST KEPT GOING.
NOR COULD I REST UNTIL THE U.S. NAVY EXPLAINED WHY NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN BY THE NAVAL SHIP, IF WE CAN BELIEVE SOME REPORTS OF THE DESTROYER'S ROUTE.
IF EVASIVE ACTION WAS TAKEN, DID THE CRYSTAL JUST PURSUE THE DESTROYER IN ORDER TO RAM IT?

WE CAN BE THANKFUL TO ALL WHO KEPT A COOL HEAD ND DID ALL THEY COULD TO RESCUE THE NAVAL CREWMEN AND TO STABILIZE THE DESTROYER.

DEEP, HEARTFELT SORROW FOR THIS LOSS OF LIVES.









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