Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

Janis Joplin – To Love Somebody


The Doors – Riders on the Storm – Music Video


CENSORSHIP: WHERE FREEDOMS END!


CENSORSHIP - WHERE FREEDOM ENDS

CENSORSHIP - WHERE FREEDOM ENDS (CLICKING HERE WILL TAKE YOU NOWHERE)

Fukushima Now Radiating Everyone: ‘Unspeakable’ Reality ‘Will Impact All Of Humanity’


Exposing the “unspeakable” realities of the Japanese catastrophe in this 60 Minutes program Sunday night during which leading nuclear scientist Dr. Michio Kaku said radiation from Fukushima will impact of all of humanity. The nuclear energy power industry violation of the right to health is apparent throughout the new Australian report.

“In fact the whole world will be exposed from the radiation from Fukushima,” Dr. Kaku told reporter Liz Hayes.

Dot Earth: A Fresh Look at Nuclear Power, from Fukushima to the Hudson (from The New York Times – PBS)


I encourage you to watch the show (a trailer is above). Here’s a brief exchange I had with O’Brien (with a few bits of e-mail shorthand cleaned up):

Q.

You powerfully captured the issue of “disaster memory” (or amnesia!), which transcends nuclear risk. Did you come away with your own sense of whether we, as a species, can overcome that bad habit?

A.

I am afraid it is human nature. A lifetime is 100 years if we are lucky and eat well — and it is hard for us to comprehend the time scales of the universe. Even if we are careful students of the historical record, it is not enough in this case to give us a proper sense of the risk.

For instance, the assumption is the Ramapo fault [near Indian Point] is inactive. How can we be certain? Certainly the historical record of the “New World” barely scratches the surface (if you will). Tectonic time is a whole different ballgame. It is interesting how this brings us into the climate change debate. And at its core (again, if you will) is whether we truly believe that science and scientists are worth listening to. It seems we only listen when we hear things that are indeed convenient. It appears that was the case at Tepco [relevant Times story].
(Source: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/a-fresh-look-at-nuclear-power-from-fukushima-to-the-hudson/?src=tp

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Religious Freedom (from ACLU)


Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Religious Freedom (from ACLU)

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Religious Freedom (from ACLU) Click here to access article)

Top 100 Greatest Rock Songs Ever!


Honeybee problem nearing a ‘critical point’


Honeybee problem nearing a ‘critical point’.
Reblooged from “Four Blue Hills-A repository of Sorts”.

Today’s Birthday: Mack Sennett (1880)


Mack Sennett (1880)

Sennett was an American movie director, considered the father of slapstick comedy in film. After directing comedies under the tutelage of D.W. Griffith, he left to form his own Keystone Company and produced the first American feature-length comedy, Tillie’s Punctured Romance, in 1914. He made more than 1,000 comedy shorts, often featuring the wild antics of the Keystone Kops, and received a special Academy Award in 1937. As an actor, Sennett played what iconic character in several films? More… Discuss

Wikipedia, Reddit To Shut Down Sites Wednesday To Protest Proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (from Democracy Now)


Wikipedia, Reddit To Shut Down Sites Wednesday To Protest Proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (from Democracy Now)

Wikipedia, Reddit To Shut Down Sites Wednesday To Protest Proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (from Democracy Now) (click to access program)


Debate swirls as Paris embraces video surveillance (from France 24 International News)

Debate swirls as Paris embraces video surveillance (from France 24 International News) (click here to learn more)

Unrest in Bucharest _ protesters say a minority of violent rioters were ‘out for a fight’ (from France 24 Internationa News)


Unrest in Bucharest _ protesters say a minority of violent rioters were 'out for a fight' (from France 24 Internationa News)

Unrest in Bucharest _ protesters say a minority of violent rioters were 'out for a fight' (from France 24 International News) Click here to access article)