Showing posts from June, 2011

Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Meltdown – Chernobyl Déjà Vu

One thing that all governments of the world have in common is their deeply-rooted belief that you (the public) can’t handle the truth. Hand-in-hand with the mainstream media, they’ve perfected the art of obfuscating the facts. In response, inquiring minds have learned to read between the lines. This ability is coming in handy in understanding the outcome of the nuclear crisis in Japan. Here are a few examples of deciphering fact from fiction in what is being reported with respect to the Fukushima nuclear disaster by the mainstream media, government officials and proponents of nuclear power. The timetable of evacuation: Double talk: “ While he didn't set a firm timetable, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said people who'd lived within 20 kilometers (12 miles) of the nuclear facility would not return home permanently in "a matter of days or weeks. It will be longer than that ." Official: Tens of thousands of evacuees can't head home for month

Disgraced former Head of OSC Scott Bloch finally sentenced

Some semblance of justice seemingly caught up with Scott J. Bloch, the disgraced former head of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). On March 30, 2011 he was finally sentenced for some of his criminal activities. After years of legal wrangling, Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson sentenced Bloch to one month in jail plus one year of unsupervised probation and 200 hours community service. But wait, the Bloch saga is still not over. Bloch may be able to stay out of prison, while his sentence is being appealed. His attorney, William Sullivan said that he will file a motion to keep Bloch out of prison until the U.S. Court of Appeals considers his appeal. Robinson said she will consider this motion, along with a request that Bloch avoid the prison sentence altogether, by serving it out in home confinement instead. Throughout these proceedings, Bloch’s attorneys and federal prosecutors have done their best to keep him out of prison. Yes, Bloch was aided by the Department of Jus

Medal of Honor – what you need to know about our nation’s highest military award

March 25th is the official Medal of Honor Day. Much of the information pertaining to our nation’s highest military award for bravery is relatively unknown to many Americans, since it’s largely ignored by the mainstream media. On December 21, 1861 President Abraham Lincoln approved and signed Senate Bill 82 into law, creating the Medal Of Honor for heroic acts above and beyond the call of duty, for gallantry in the face of enemy forces engaged in combat. The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as “ National Medal Of Honor Day ”, dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. (Public Law 101-564). There are currently less than one hundred (100) living Medal of Honor recipients, while their heroic exploits will forever live on in history. There has been a total of 3,473 Medals of Honor awarded to 3,454 different people. The United States Army has garnered 2,404, the Navy 747, followed by the United States Marines for a 297 total with the A

Radiation Ga Ga

Disturbing sense of Déjà Vu continues to permeate the information coming in about Japan’s Fukushima plant nuclear disaster. In spite of troubling revelations, we’re being told not to worry. Japan's Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the rounds on American talk shows, stating that people in the U.S. are “ in no danger ” and as far as Japan is concerned, “ we'll see what comes .” Being lulled into a false sense of security usually results in a rude awakening. The truth may not be comforting, but is definitely past due. The design of the reactors at the Fukushima power plant has been criticized for almost 40 years. The cascade of events unfolding there had been foretold 20 years ago, in a report by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It listed earthquake-induced diesel generator failure and power outage leading to failure of cooling systems as one of the “ most likely causes ” of nuclear accidents. One report said that these reactors had a 90 % probability of bur

Calling all victims: former head of OSC Scott Bloch to be sentenced on 1/25/2011

For decades, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) exhibited about as much prowess as a backwards-facing rider going for a spin on a three-legged horse. Until recent appointment of the new Special Counsel, the rider had been headless to boot. Scott J. Bloch, the disgraced former head of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), is finally set to be sentenced for some of his criminal activities on January 25, 2011. On April 27, 2010 Bloch pleaded guilty to criminal contempt of Congress. Based on his actions, Bloch could have been charged with obstruction of justice, evidence tampering, destruction of official files, impeding an official federal investigation, civil right violations, Hatch act violations and violations of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). Instead, he was charged only with criminal contempt (a misdemeanor). Under his leadership, the historically inept OSC reached new lows. In addition to his bigotry, Bloch became infamous for being the absolute antithesis o

In the wake of Tucson massacre, GAP & POGO seek to destroy a Republican Senator

In the wake of the Tucson massacre, some groups continue to utilize destructive methods in an attempt to achieve their convoluted agenda. The Government Accountability Project (GAP), Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and their affiliates have flooded the Internet with a series of inflammatory calls for action that aim to identify and destroy an anonymous Senator who blocked the passage of the controversial Whistleblower Enhancement Act. The bill S. 372 excluded intelligence workers and national security employees from whistleblower protection. It also failed to deliver the promised statutorily-protected channels for classified whistleblowing disclosures to Congress and new security clearance rights. Additionally, S. 372 would have given the power of summary dismissal without a hearing to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB is notorious for ruling against whistleblowers in over 97% of cases. Whistleblower advocates publicly expressed serious concer