Archive | July, 2012


Fukushima – Local Children Unwitting (and Unwilling) Radioactive Guinea Pigs

Seventeen months after the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s six-reactor complex at its Fukushima Daiichi, discussions continue about the possible effects of the radiation “dusting” the prefecture’s inhabitants received, and their consequences. Far outside most media coverage, 2012 is shaping up to be the media battleground between the massed proponents […]

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A picture is worth a trillion words! Thanks Economist (print edition) for the July 7, 2012 cover story: The LIBOR affair Banksters How Britain’s rate-fixing scandal might spread–and what to do about it “SINCE we have not more power of knowing the future than any other men, we have made many mistakes (who has not […]

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How is the Keystone XL Pipeline Progressing?

Four and a half years of studies and five failed votes in the House later, exactly where are we with the Keystone XL pipeline? Stuck on the US-Canadian border where it is likely to remain until mid-2013 despite the headline-grabbing issuance of one of three permits to begin construction in Texas for the smaller and […]

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