– Fukushima May Be At Risk Of Imminent “Hydrogen Explosion” (ZeroHedge, May 26, 2015):
Containers holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of hydrogen explosions, The Telegraph reports, with 10% of them found to be leaking. The discovery was reported to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), which raised concerns surrounding the potential hazards of accumulated hydrogen building up in the containers warning that “a spark caused by static electricity could cause a container to explode.” TEPCO officials reassuringly note that they “think the possibility of an occurrence of hydrogen explosion from these storage facilities is extremely low, since there is no fire origin, or anything that generates static electricity nearby,” but this is the same company that a recent IAEA report blasted for “failing to implement adequate safeguards at Fukushima – despite being aware of the tsunami risk.”
Leaking containers at Japan’s embattled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of possible hydrogen explosions, experts have claimed. As The Telegraph reports,
Almost 10 per cent of recently inspected containers holding contaminated water at the nuclear plant in northeast Japan were found to be leaking radioactive water. Continue reading »
Tags: Environment, Fukushima, Global News, Government, Japan, Nuclear, Nuclear reactors, Politics, Radiation, TEPCO
– Russia won’t be taking Mistral warships from France – official (RT, May 26, 2015):
Russia won’t try and get its ill-fated Mistral helicopter carriers from France, a Russian official has announced. Moscow and Paris are set to discuss damages to be paid by France for welching on the deal.
“Russia won’t be taking them [the Mistral vessels]. That’s a fact. There’s just a single discussion underway at the moment – on the amount of money that should be returned to Russia,” Oleg Bochkarev, a deputy chairman of the Russian governmental Military-Industrial Commission, is cited as saying by RBC.
The negotiations have been “transferred into the commercial field” and “major efforts are being made today” for Russia to receive damages, Bochkarev told RIA Novosti.
France reportedly offered €748 million as compensation, but Russia turned down the proposal, calling it “laughable.” Continue reading »
Tags: EU, Europe, France, Global News, Government, Politics, Russia
– Breaking: The U.S. Capitol Was Just Evacuated, No Reasons Given (The Daily Sheeple, May 26, 2015):
Multiple mainstream media outlets are reporting breaking news that the U.S. Capitol was evacuated a little bit ago to the sound of sirens and air horns.
Via Washington Times:
Police are evacuating the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, though no reason was given.
“Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate the U.S. Capitol building,” a loudspeaker blared. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
– Greece Was 20 Votes Away From Defaulting This Weekend (ZeroHedge, May 25, 2015):
Over the weekend, in a surprisingly close vote showing just how deeply the ruling Greek Syriza party has splintered, the hard line “Left Platform” a faction within Syriza, proposed that Greece stop paying its creditors if they continue with “blackmailing tactics” and instead seek “an alternative plan” for the debt-racked country. Its motion called for the government to default on the IMF loans rather than compromise to creditor demands, among which a change to value-added tax rates, further liberalization of the labor market and changes to the pension system, including further cuts to pensions and wages. According to the NYT, which reported the vote first, the proposal was narrowly rejected, with 95 people voting against and 75 in favor.
Tags: Debt, Economy, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Greece, IMF, Syriza
– Inflation Watch: Prices To “The Happiest Place On Earth” Are Up 2900% Since 1971 (ZeroHedge, May 25, 2015):
Having previously shown that money can buy happiness, it appears, as Bloomberg reports, that the cost of buying that happiness is soaring. With well-managed government-provided statistics on inflation, why would one look elsewhere for clues as to the declining standards of living across much of America… but look we did and with wages stagnant, the 2900% surge in prices to Disneyland since 1971 makes ‘the happeist place on earth’ a place only the wealthy can afford to visit.
Tags: Disney World, Economy, Global News, Inflation
– Chinese Stocks Are Now Up Over 100% Year-To-Date (ZeroHedge, May 25, 2015):
Another day, another dip to be bought aggressively in China. The only catalyst for moar – aside from “well it was up yesterday” – is the news that the Shanghai-HK Stock Exchange aggregate quota will be abolished, leaving room for more speculative excess to flood into 500%-gainers. CSI-300 is now up almost 6% since Friday’s close and Shenzhen and CHINEXT are soaring back from underperformance yesterday. To round things out on a superlative note, the Shenzhen Composite – which contains all the ponzi-based self-collateralized idiot-makers, is now up over 100% year-to-date. Simply put, you can’t keep a bad market down…
Tags: China, Economy, Global News, Stock Market
– Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad
– Former CIA Agent: ‘Every Single Terrorist Incident We Have Had In The U.S. Has Been A False Flag’ (Video)
– ISIS Planning US Nuclear Attack In Next 12 Months: Report (ZeroHedge, May 26, 2015):
Three weeks after the first supposed attack by Islamic State supporters in the US, in which two ISIS “soldiers” wounded a security guard before they were killed in Garland, Texas, the time has come to raise the fear stakes.
In an article posted in the terrorist group’s English-language online magazine Dabiq (which as can be see below seems to have gotten its design cues straight from Madison Avenue and is just missing glossy pages filled with ‘scratch and sniff’ perfume ads ) ISIS claimed that it has enough money to buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan and “carry out an attack inside the United States next year.”
In the article, the ISIS columnist said the weapon could be smuggled into the United States via its southern border with Mexico. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, ISIL, ISIS, Politics, Terrorism, U.S.
– Silent Circle shifts to Switzerland to bypass US surveillance (RT, May 26, 2015):
As US mass surveillance continues to make headlines, one man has had enough. Philip Zimmermann, creator of one of the most widely-used encryption systems, has moved his company to Switzerland, claiming societies need to “roll back” surveillance tactics.
Expressing his concerns about mass surveillance, Zimmerman told the Guardian that “every dystopian society has excessive surveillance, but now we see even Western democracies like the US and England moving that way.”
Zimmerman is the inventor of the encryption program Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), as well as the co-founder of three-year-old encryption start-up Silent Circle. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Silent Circle, Society, Surveillance, Switzerland, U.S.
– Defense to offense: China unveils new military strategy to boost naval capability (RT, May 26, 2015):
China has unveiled a new defense strategy to boost its naval capability and said it will now shift from “territorial air defense” to both “defense and offense.” Beijing also slammed its neighbors for their “provocative actions” on its “reefs and islands.”
The white paper China’s military strategy was issued by the State Council on Tuesday, signaling ambitions for greater naval presence in the region where tensions are rising over disputed territories in the South China Sea. Continue reading »
Tags: China, Global News, Government, Military, Politics
– 6 Iranian food companies get access to Russian market (RT, May 26, 2015):
Russia has given the green light for six Iranian companies to export food to Russia, the country’s food inspector Rosselkhoznadzor has said. Additional conditions guaranteeing complete safety are yet to be signed.
“Two of the companies are poultry and meat producers and the other four are dairy products producers (including cheese). The companies will be allowed to start deliveries only after Iran’s Veterinary Service signs an additional number of protocols on safety conditions due to concerns about bird influenza, Newcastle disease and murrain in the country,” Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement on Tuesday. Continue reading »
Tags: Food, Global News, Government, Iran, Politics, Russia
Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments had given millions to the Clinton Foundation.
– Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department (International Business Times, May 26, 2015):
Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Hillary Clinton, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Tanks don’t need visas…..Brilliant”
Officials say as many as 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel are participating in the war games
– Russia begins huge surprise air force drill on same day as Nato starts Arctic training (Independent, May 26, 2015):
Tags: Global News, Government, Military, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
– Senior NATO Official Claims We’ll Be at War by Summer (The Daily Sheeple, May 25, 2015):
Last week, former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler posted a rather disturbing tweet. With a statement that one could only assume to be a reference towards Russia, Schindler wrote “Said a senior NATO (non-US) GOFO to me today: “We’ll probably be at war this summer. If we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear.” Let that sink in.”
So who is John Schindler? As a ten-year veteran of the NSA, he was in the news a bit more when Snowden was making frequent headlines. He used to be a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, and is currently a frequent contributor to Business Insider. According to his biography on Business Insider, he used to teach classes on security, strategy, intelligence, and terrorism, and he has “collaborated closely with other government agencies who would probably prefer he didn’t mention them.” It’s safe to say that Schindler probably brushes shoulders with high-ranking officials from time to time, so his tweet should be taken seriously. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Military, NATO, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
– BREAKING: Fighter Jets Scramble After Threats to Six Passenger Planes (The Daily Sheeple, May 25, 2015):
Chemical weapons and bomb threats on commercial planes?
Via ABC News:
At least six flights were impacted by threats at airports in New York, New Jersey and Boston today, according to airlines and law enforcement. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News
And cervical cancer is curable, without side effects (other than increased health and vitality).
Full article here:
– GARDASIL VACCINE RACKET:
“Gardasil; it is useless and costs a fortune. In addition, decision makers at all levels are aware of it.”
– Former Merck doctor
Tags: Cancer, Children, Gardasil, Global News, Health, HPV, Merck, Vaccination, Vaccine, Women
– Chinese State Paper Warns “War Will Be Inevitable” Unless U.S. Stops Meddling In Territorial Dispute (ZeroHedge, May 24, 2015):
Just to confirm that if the US had hoped it could threaten Beijing into submission and force the Politburo into curbing its expanionist appetit, it was dead wrong, the nationalist Global Times, a paper owned by the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily, said in a Monday editorial that war was “inevitable” between China and the United States unless Washington stopped demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.
Tags: China, Global News, Government, Military, Politics, U.S.
– What Exactly Is Going On At Lake Mead? (ZeroHedge, May 25, 2015):
Following our exposure of the plunge in Lake Mead water levels post Friday’s earthquake, officials were quick to point out that the drop was “due to erroneous meter readings” – which in itself is odd given we have not seen such an aberration before in the measurements. The data today shows a super surge in the Lake Mead water level – which, even more mysteriously, indicates from pre-earthquake to now, the Lake has risen by the most in a 3-day-period in years (as long as we have found history). How was this level ‘manufactured’ you ask? Simple – discharge flows from the Hoover Dam were curtailed dramatically. We are sure there is a simple explanation for all this…
Tags: Environment, Global News, U.S.