Fukushima in New York? This Nuclear Plant Has Regulators Nervous.

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A new documentary explores the fight around Indian Point Energy Center in the wake of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster.

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Could what happened in Fukushima happen 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of New York City?

That’s what many activists and former nuclear regulators fear for the Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant that has operated in Westchester County for more than four decades. The plant provides a good chunk of the energy needs for the surrounding area, but it has come under fire in recent years for safety and environmental concerns, including its warming of the Hudson River and a recent case of bolts missing in one of its reactors. Two of the plant’s three reactor units are currently operating on expired licenses, with the state of New York having denied parent company Entergy’s extension requests due to suspected violations of the federal Clean Water Act. Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused catastrophic damage to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and surrounding area, the safety of nuclear energy as a whole has come under even greater scrutiny.

In the new documentary Indian Point, currently in select theaters, filmmaker Ivy Meeropol uses the plant to get into both sides of the nuclear debate. Meeropol, who is also a director on the upcoming second season of the National Geographic Channel series Years of Living Dangerously, tours both Indian Point and Fukushima. She profiles plant workers and executives (Entergy cooperated with the film) along with antinuclear activists, environmental nonprofits, and former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Gregory Jaczko.

Though she says seeing the inner workings of the plant was “reassuring,” Meeropol still found many disturbing details. “All these people who work in a nuclear power plant, basically their main job is to make sure nothing goes terribly wrong,” she says. (See photos from Fukushima’s eerie ghost towns.)

Meeropol spoke to National Geographic about her journey into the central reactor of the nuclear debate, why nuclear power puts aquatic wildlife in danger, and just how scared New Yorkers should be about Indian Point.

Describe the experience you had of stepping into Indian Point for the first time with your camera.

The first time, the owners of Indian Point were only allowing me to film a typical tour that school groups can go on, or politicians. It’s a very controlled situation, where they bring you just to a few parts of the plant—you do not go to the radioactive side. That wasn’t really what I was looking for. As a documentary filmmaker, you want to go deeper, and you want to access areas that not everyone can typically see.

After that I kept pushing, calling the communications department, saying, “What I really want is for you to introduce me to someone who has worked there for a long time.” I was able to convince them that their side never gets seen. There are lots of films about nuclear power, and they’re all about trying to shut them down.

Personally, I found myself kind of giddy. It was a strange experience, like, “I can’t believe I’m so excited to go into a nuclear power plant.”

What were the most surprising things you learned about the nuclear industry or nuclear regulation in the United States?

Plants get original 40-year licenses to operate, and then they have to reapply for another 20 years. What I found surprising was how limited the scope was in what the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] looks at to decide whether they can be relicensed. All of these issues that the public is concerned about [aren’t addressed], like whether you can evacuate. Twenty million people live in the danger zone around Indian Point, and there’s just no way to evacuate. So we have evacuation route signs all over the place—they practice for evacuation, they have siren testing. But everyone agrees, including most first responders in the tristate area, that you cannot evacuate. You know what it’s like at rush hour…

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/indian-point-nuclear-power-new-york-documentary/

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Study shows body fat is a safe haven for cancer cells; reducing excess fat can help beat the disease

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(NaturalNews) Obese cancer patients typically fare worse than their leaner counterparts, and a new study may shed light on the reason why.

A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center who studied the behavior of leukemia stem cells in mice found that the cells had the ability to “hide” in fatty tissue and could even transform the surrounding tissue in ways that made it act as a defense against chemotherapy.

Fatty tissue is a ‘robber’s cave’ for leukemia stem cells

The fatty tissue used by the leukemia stem cells has been likened to a “robber’s cave” in which the cancer cells can not only hide, but can also “actively adapt this cave to their liking,” according to a University of Colorado Cancer Center blog post.

University of Colorado researchers wrote:

“It’s been increasingly appreciated that cancer can originate in stem cells and that failing to kill cancer stem cells can lead to relapse. Researchers have also come to appreciate the importance of surrounding tissues – the ‘niche’ or tumor microenvironment — in supporting cancer stem cells. In leukemia, the obvious niche is the bone marrow, but little attention has been paid to other sites in the body. This study is one of the first to evaluate adipose tissue, fat, as a possible tumor-supporting niche.”

The study’s lead researcher, Haobin Ye, PhD, followed a “very original and insightful” line of reasoning in setting up the study, according to his colleague, Craig Jordan, PhD.

Dr. Ye based his approach on three observations. First, that obese leukemia patients typically have poorer outcomes regarding treatment. Second, the fact that “stem cells drive growth, resist therapy and can create relapse in leukemia.” Third, the fact that the “tumor microenvironment” is a key factor for the growth and survival of leukemia stem cells.

The connecting common thread between these three factors appears to be adipose (fatty) tissue.

As noted by Garth Sundem in the CU Cancer Center blog post:

“At the intersection of obesity, stem cells and tumor microenvironment is adipose tissue – could stem cells in fatty tissue cause poorer prognosis in obese patients?”

The research team plans to carry out further studies on mice with varying amounts of fatty tissue to learn more about the connection between obesity and cancer.

The cost of obesity

Obesity is a significant contributing factor to numerous health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis and cancer.

The cost of obesity is enormous – some have estimated that the yearly healthcare cost of obesity in the United states is more than $200 billion.

Obesity is one of the biggest factors leading to preventable chronic diseases. Obese adults spend 42 percent more on direct healthcare costs than do those with healthy weights, and the per capita healthcare cost for morbidly obese adults is 81 percent higher than for adults with healthy weights.

Unfortunately, Americans continue getting fatter. More than a third of adults in the United States are obese, and two-thirds are either overweight or obese. The number of overweight Americans has dropped slightly over the past few years, but the number of obese people continues to rise.

And, as waistlines grow bigger, disease rates climb as well. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) predicts that by 2050 more than one-third of Americans may become diabetics.

For most people obesity can be overcome through diet and exercise. The unhealthy junk food diets of many Americans are a big part of the problem. Processed foods loaded with fat and added sugar provide little nutritional value but add on the pounds.

A poor diet combined with an inactive lifestyle is a sure path to obesity and all the health issues that come with it. Eating healthy foods and getting a reasonable amount of exercise are simple and effective methods for managing weight, yet many Americans choose to continue eating badly while leading sedentary lives.

In the end, it is a choice. As the saying goes: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

Sources:

ScienceAlert.com

ScienceDaily.com

ColoradoCancerBlogs.org

CDC.gov

StateOfObesity.org

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Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054834_body_fat_cancer_cells_leukemia_recovery.html#ixzz4FywIvjAZ

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Could YOU escape a killer riptide? Experts explain how to ‘break the grip of the rip’ after two died when they were caught in strong currents off British coasts last week

The RNLI launched an education campaign telling people how to escape the strong currents as part of its aim to half the 190 deaths a year around British and Irish coasts

  • Leszek Puchala, 52, drowned in Sea Palling,  Great Yarmouth, last week
  • Next day, Gustavo Silva Da Cruz, 19, drowned at Camber Sands, Essex
  • RNLI has now launched ‘break the grip of the rip’ education campaign
  • Explains people should not fight the current but tread water and wait  

Officials are attempting to teach people how to escape a riptide after the dangerous currents caused two deaths last week.

Leszek Puchala, 52, drowned as he swam off the coast of Sea Palling, just north of Great Yarmouth, last Saturday while on holiday from Poland to visit his son.

The next day, Gustavo Silva Da Cruz, 19, who was visiting his relatives in Croydon, South London, died after getting into difficulty in the sea at Camber Sands in East Sussex.

Now, the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) is advising people not to swim on any beach that doesn’t have a lifeguard in response to the deaths.

It has launched an education campaign telling people how to escape the strong currents as part of its aim to halve the 190 deaths a year around British and Irish coasts.

The advice comes as the RNLI prepares for next week’s August bankholiday weekend, which is traditionally the busiest of the year.

Riptides are strong currents that pull people out to sea, usually at 1-2mph, but they can sometimes reach around 4.5mph.

But they are sometimes short-lived so instead of fighting them, lifeguards advise swimmers to tread water and conserve energy until the current weakens and they can make it back to shore.

Swimmers can also follow the current, which will travel out to sea and then around in a semi-circle, and reach the shore at a different point where it is not so strong. 

The RNLI also expressed concerns over Pokemon Go, the game played on people’s phones, after two young girls ignored red flag warnings to look for characters in the water near Hastings Pier. 

The red flag on the East Sussex beach is supposed to warn people that going in the water could cause a risk to life, yet the girls paid no attention as they played the augmented reality game.

The RNLI launched its warnings ahead of next bankholiday weekend, which is traditionally one of the busiest of the year for lifeboat launches.

Over the Bank holiday weekend last year (1-3 August), RNLI lifeboats in Ireland launched 29 times, with 49 people rescued including seven lives saved.

The RNLI’s ‘Respect the Water’ campaign looks at the causes of accidental drowning, which has claimed on average 23 lives around the Irish coastline each year.

These include cold water shock, unexpected entry into the water, rip currents and unusual waves.

RNLI’s ‘breathe test’ to demonstrate for cold water shock

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Holy Serpent of the Khazarian Mafia

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…by Jonas E. Alexis and Texe Marrs

Texe Marrs was assistant professor of aerospace studies, teaching American defense policy, strategic weapons systems, and related subjects at the University of Texas at Austin for five years. He has also taught international affairs, political science, and psychology for two other universities. A graduate from Park College, Kansas City, Missouri, he earned his Master’s degree at North Carolina State University.

As a career USAF officer (now retired), Marrs commanded communications-electronics and engineering units. He holds a number of military decorations including the Vietnam Service Medal and Presidential Unit Citation, and has served in Germany, Italy, and throughout Asia. Marrs has written books for such major publishers as Simon & Schuster, John Wiley, Prentice Hall, McGraw-Hill, and Dow Jones-Irwin. His books have sold millions of copies. He is the author of books such asCareers With Robots, Careers in Computers: The High-tech Job Guide, How to Prepare for the Armed Forces Test, DNA Science and the Jewish Bloodline, etc.

Alexis: I am glad that you are approaching this issue not from a metaphysically racial basis but from the point of view of Rabbinic Judaism itself. Rabbinic Judaism, as we all know, provides the foundation for the state of Israel itself and indeed for the political ideology of movements such as Neoconservatism. This has been documented in numerous scholarly studies.[1]

So, we both agree that Rabbinic Judaism is a wicked ideology, and the “Jewish Utopia,”[2] as you put it, inexorably flows from that ideology. Other people over the centuries have talked about this “Jewish Utopia” in one way or another.

In a speech delivered at the B’nai B’rith in 1902, Solomon Ehrmann, a Viennese Jew, envisioned a future in which “all of mankind will have been jewified and joined in union with the B’nai B’rith.” When that happens, “not only the B’nai B’rith but all of Judaism will have fulfilled its task.”[3] According to historian Albert S. Lindemann of the University of California, for Ehrmann, “Jewification equaled enlightenment.”[4]

In similar vein, Baruch Levy, one of Karl Marx’s correspondents, declared that

“The Jewish people taken collectively shall be its own Messias…In this new organization of humanity, the sons of Israel now scattered over the whole surface of the globe…shall everywhere become the ruling element without opposition…

“The government of the nations forming the Universal or World-Republic shall all thus pass, without any effort, into Jewish hands thanks to the victory of the proletariat….Thus shall the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, that, when the Messianic epoch shall have arrived, the Jews will control the wealth of all the nations of the earth.”[5]

That’s obviously what the Rothschilds and Goldman Sachs are doing. They are ripping people off through usury and covert activity. In fact, Goldman Sachs executive director and head of the firm’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Greg Smith, left Goldman Sachs for this very reason. Smith wrote of the company:

“What are three quick ways to become a leader? a) Execute on the firm’s ‘axes,’ which is Goldman-speak for persuading your clients to invest in the stocks or other products that we are trying to get rid of because they are not seen as having a lot of potential profit. b) ‘Hunt Elephants.’ In English: get your clients — some of whom are sophisticated, and some of whom aren’t — to trade whatever will bring the biggest profit to Goldman. Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t like selling my clients a product that is wrong for them. c) Find yourself sitting in a seat where your job is to trade any illiquid, opaque product with a three-letter acronym.

“Today, many of these leaders display a Goldman Sachs culture quotient of exactly zero percent. I attend derivatives sales meetings where not one single minute is spent asking questions about how we can help clients. It’s purely about how we can make the most possible money off of them. If you were an alien from Mars and sat in on one of these meetings, you would believe that a client’s success or progress was not part of the thought process at all.

“It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off. Over the last 12 months I have seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as ‘muppets,’ sometimes over internal e-mail…. the most common question I get from junior analysts about derivatives is, ‘How much money did we make off the client?’ It bothers me every time I hear it, because it is a clear reflection of what they are observing from their leaders about the way they should behave.”[

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http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/07/30/holy-serpent-of-the-khazarian-mafia/

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What Can Discrimination Explain?

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A guiding principle for physicians is primum non nocere, the Latin expression for “first, do no harm.” In order not to do harm, whether it’s with medicine or with public policy, the first order of business is accurate diagnostics.

Racial discrimination is seen as the cause of many problems of black Americans. No one argues that racial discrimination does not exist or does not have effects. The relevant question, as far as policy and resource allocation are concerned, is: How much of what we see is caused by current racial discrimination?

From the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, black youth unemployment was slightly less than or equal to white youth unemployment. Today black youth unemployment is at least double that of white youth unemployment. Would anyone try to explain the difference with the argument that there was less racial discrimination during the ’40s and ’50s than today?

Some argue that it is the “legacy of slavery” and societal racism that now explain the social pathology in many black neighborhoods. Today’s black illegitimacy rate is about 73 percent. When I was a youngster, during the 1940s, illegitimacy was around 15 percent. In the same period, about 80 percent of black children were born inside marriage. In fact, historian Herbert Gutman, in an article titled “Persistent Myths about the Afro-American Family” in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Autumn 1975), reported the percentage of black two-parent families, depending on the city, ranged from 75 to 90 percent. Today only a little over 30 percent of black children are raised in two-parent households. The importance of these and other statistics showing greater stability and less pathology among blacks in earlier periods is that they put a lie to today’s excuses. Namely, at a time when blacks were closer to slavery, faced far more discrimination, faced more poverty and had fewer opportunities, there was not the kind of social pathology and weak family structure we see today.

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, sometimes referred to as The Nation’s Report Card, nationally, the average black 12th-grader’s test scores are either basic or below basic in reading, writing, math and science. “Below basic” is the score received when a student is unable to demonstrate even partial mastery of knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work at his grade level. “Basic” indicates only partial mastery. Put another way, the average black 12th-grader has the academic achievement level of the average white seventh- or eighth-grader. In some cities, there’s even a larger achievement gap.

Is this a result of racial discrimination? Hardly. The cities where black academic achievement is the lowest are the very cities where Democrats have been in charge for decades and where blacks have been mayors, city councilors, superintendents, school principals and teachers. Plus, these cities have large educational budgets. I am not arguing a causal relationship between black political control and poor performance. I am arguing that one would be hard put to blame the academic rot on racial discrimination. If the Ku Klux Klan wanted to destroy black academic achievement, it could not find a better means for doing so than encouraging the educational status quo in most cities…

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http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/walter-e-williams/2016/07/30/what-can-discrimination-explain

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Defining “Sexual Perversion”

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( Young women want power and permission to be promiscuous.)
 

We have forgotten that a woman’s vagina is not an amusement park ride. Sexual intercourse is the reproductive act. We can measure sexual perversion  by the distance sex is from the context  of courtship and marriage.

What is Perversion?
(Significantly revised from Dec. 11, 2013)
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

In a world controlled by a satanic cult that encourages every urge, the meaning of “perversion” has been obscured. Perversion is anything that deviates from healthy and natural. The word “perverse” is synonymous with “sick.”

Reality (as opposed to social reality) is governed by an immanent design — a moral and natural order –which reflects the Creator’s purpose and wisdom. When we obey this order, we are happy and thrive.

The essence of Satanism is to defy God and invert this order: Make the unnatural and sick appear natural and healthy. Essentially, a satanic cult controls and exploits its members by corrupting and perverting them. Western society is a satanic cult.

SEX

Next to survival, sex is our most powerful natural instinct. Nature made sex pleasurable to ensure the survival of the species. To turn this powerful instinct into an end in itself, for sensual pleasure, is perversion. In our satanic society, sex is a full-time obsession and recreation.

Female sex appeal is mostly a function of fertility. Few women are sexually attractive to males after menopause. Male attraction to fertile women is largely based on reproductive programming.

Sexual perversion is measured by the distance a sex act is from the general context of procreation. (I am not excluding birth control.) Thus pedophilia, incest and homosexuality (sodomy) are extreme forms of sexual perversion because they have nothing to do with procreation. Sexual promiscuity is a milder form of perversion because impedes the formation of marriage and family. I regard these as I would regard any sickness. Morality enters the equation when other people are hurt.

Sexual perversion is boring, degrading and self destructive; that’s why they have to use drugs and constantly up the ante.

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In a healthy society, sexual intercourse would be confined to marriage or at least  long-term committed relationships founded on compatibility and love. Thus, sexual energy would consecrate and strengthen the marriage bond and provide a firm foundation for family. Women want to be desired exclusively, not used and thrown away.

Young women have been duped to think promiscuity is “empowering.” They are in turmoil. Their instincts tell them to get married and propagate but society tells them to pursues careers, get drunk and fornicate with strangers. In fact, marriage is empowering.  Marriage ensures a woman is loved as a human being and not used as a sex object.

“Free sex”  dehumanizes and degrades both men and women by promoting physical intimacy without human intimacy. It is turning millions of young women into sluts and porn stars. Yes, there is a place for sex as a source of pleasure. The place is a long-term monogamous relationship.

COMMUNISM IS SATANISM IS THE NWO

Created by the Illuminati, Communism has always stood for the communal sharing of women and destruction of family.  Sexual “liberation” is the principle method of satanic possession. Thus the Illuminati promote anonymous sex and pornography. Ultimately, they want to abolish marriage and family. The state will take over procreation altogether, in the same way as  education.

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The Illuminati promote homosexuality which is defined by its credo — “sex for its own sake.”  They attack gender which is an essential part of the natural order, and try to make it appear unnatural. They attack the natural modesty of women by promoting genderless toilets. In “Sex Ed,”they teach pre puberty children to regard homosexuality as normal and engage in sodomy.  They promote promiscuity to young women as healthy.

Satanists invert sick and healthy. They make what is sick and dysfunctional appear to be healthy and normal. And we’re not including the culture of greed and violence they foster,  not to mention their endless wars and heinous warcrimes.

The bottom line is that perversion is the dogma of the ruling elite. Humanity is satanically possessed. We have been inducted into a well organized and powerful satanic cult.

The Illuminati are determined to enslave humanity, mentally and spiritually, if not physically. Massive gratuitous NSA-FBI-police surveillance confirms this. Illuminati perverts want to ensure that humanity will miss its Divine destiny. Our political and cult-ural leaders are traitors, opportunists and worse.   But thanks to the Internet, humanity is awaking to its true predicament.

– See more at: http://henrymakow.com/2016/07/defining-sexual-perversion.html#sthash.No4Ma6pd.dpuf

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Become Yourself and Save the World

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A climate change panel inspires introspection, connection, and spiritual activism.

By Lauren Krauze
 

Teachings on The Middle Way encourage practitioners to avoid extremes. When it comes to the environment, it seems clear that core climate change issues stem from our excessive indulgence in the earth’s resources. On the other hand, our society doesn’t seem set up for (or interested in) total deprivation. So how can we all live healthy and comfortable lives while protecting and caring for the earth?

This was one of the many issues explored at a panel on Friday night at New York Insight Meditation Center called “The Middle Way: Climate Change and the Sacred Economy.”

“We organized this panel to help engage and activate people around this topic,” said Bob Kolodny, a New York-based organizer and coordinator for the Buddhist Climate Action Network (BCAN). “I’ve been to a lot of moments at New York Insight and other centers focused on this issue and other issues of social change and civic responsibility. This is the biggest turnout that I’ve seen. It’s heartening to see people so engaged in this conversation.”

After a brief meditation, the panel began with discussions about the concept of despair. Colin Beavan, a dharma teacher and the executive director ofNo Impact Project, acknowledged similar feelings that arise around climate change discussions, such as fear and anger. He also provided an encouraging perspective about how to work with these emotions.

“I try to ask myself: to what extent are these feelings an escape from me taking responsibility for the problems I see around the world?” Beavan said.

Beavan explained that growing up, he associated the word “responsibility” with his mother telling him to wash the dishes and make his bed. He now prefers the phrase “ability to respond.”

“Meditation provides me with an ability to digest my anger and my fear and my despair to a place where I know that it is an indication of what everybody else feels,” Beavan said. “I don’t have to be attached to that to the point where I can’t act. In the Buddhist community that is a really important thing to talk about: how we can use our practice to digest feelings of despair and turn them into actions.”

Meditation teacher and certified Integral coach Sebene Selassie moderated the panel. Early on, she mentioned a recent ruling in New Zealand that legally designates land as people. A New York Times article describes this kind of legal protection, jointly proposed by the New Zealand government and the indigenous Maori people, as a “profound alternative to the human presumption of sovereignty over the natural world.” Selassie asked the panelists: can these kinds of non-Western, non-scientific, cultural, and local responses to climate change ever make it to the big stages of government and civil society organizations?

“There is space,” said Lou Leonard, senior vice president of the World Wildlife Fund and cofounder of One Earth Sangha. “In our best moments, that’s what we try to do: open the door, and not just for indigenous groups, but for other smaller groups that are active not just where we’re active.

“If the only thing that matters for your own contribution to the world is that you have the idea, or you have the impact, then it becomes a lot harder to listen to others and make space for others.”

Charles Eisenstein, a speaker and writer known for his book Sacred Economics, suggested that senseless killings and lack of empathy are also contributing factors to our environmental crisis that can’t be addressed by “cleverly calibrated” climate policies…

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