Tepco – and West Coast of America – Slammed with Radiation
We’ve documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to Tokyo for a year and a half. See this, this,this, this, this and this. Unfortunately, as the following recent headlines from Ene News show, things are only getting worse:
Tokyo area turned out to be as contaminated as Fukushima -Kyoto Professor
Tokyo Bay cesium even higher than levels reported off Fukushima — Nearly entire sea floor contaminated by 2014
Tokyo getting 5 times more radioactive [...]
November 16th, 2012
Joel Skousen, one of the world’s foremost experts on home security, retreat preparedness and strategic relocation, says that no preparedness plan is complete unless you’ve taken into account the single most critical threat we face during a widespread emergency.
The number one threat that I concentrate on. It’s not terrorism, it’s not natural disaster, it’s not even government or war.
The major threat is population density.
Because every crisis that [...]
NYC taxi firms run out of Gas “In New York City over 50 percent of stations are not able to sell gasoline and it could be up to 75 percent,”
Could this be the thing that suspends the election ? or time to raise the Gasoline prices nationwide !
Gasoline crunch deepens, NYC taxi firms run out of fuel
“In New York City over 50 percent of service stations are not able to [...]
Whew. That was the general reaction when President Barack Obama told waterlogged New Jersey that “we are here for you.” After all, these days, a president is expected to “be here.”
Federal rescue is the American Way. Being there starts with helping to clear the flooded metropolitan-area tunnels between New Jersey and New York. But the concept extends to bridges, roads and all the other infrastructure challenges up and down the Atlantic coast after Hurricane [...]
An electric shock killed 24 people, and wounded 30 others, mostly women, celebrating a wedding in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia early on Wednesday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported.
The wedding was held in “Ain Badr” village, in Abqaiq, 60 kilometeres southwest of the Dhahran-Dammam-Khobar metropolitan area.
The disaster occurred when a high voltage power line fell down and touched the metal door of the house where the wedding was being held, [...]
In today’s struggling economy, many workers are desperate for the extra boost they could get from a rise in wages.
And a new study points the way to the American cities where they are most likely to get what they are after.
According to the research, 94 per cent of U.S. metropolitan areas saw an overall increase in wages in 2010-11, but the size of that increase varied greatly from city to [...]
Carrying a gun into a theater doesn’t exactly put fellow moviegoers at ease, especially if it comes on the heels of a shooting tragedy in the same vicinity. On Sunday night, Thorton, Colo., police arrested James G. Mapes for openly carrying a holstered firearm into a movie theater, according to the Denver Post. The Thornton theater where the arrest took place is only 25 minutes away from the Aurora theater where [...]
Residents continuing to flee Fukushima one year after disasters: ministry
June 28, 2012
Residents continuing to flee Fukushima one year after disasters: ministry
Fukushima saw a net outflow of 9,779 residents between March and May this year, indicating the prefecture is continuing to lose residents more than 12 months after the nuclear crisis started, according to data compiled by the internal affairs ministry.
Meanwhile, the number of people who moved from the Tokyo metropolitan [...]
Update: As of 8:45 Thursday evening, NYSEG had restored power to all Bedford customers affected by the outage.
BEDFORD, N.Y. – Hundreds of power outages have been reported in Bedford on Thursday, according to New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG).
As the high heat continues, utility companies such as Con Edison and NYSEG have urged customers to conserve power to avoid blackouts or brownouts.
According to the NYSEG website, those with outages [...]
Institute for Economics and Peace named Maine most peaceful state in country
Louisiana was bottom of list, with New Orleans ranking as the most violent city second only to Detroit
Study proves more peaceful communities beneficial to education, health, and law enforcement
Those seeking peace would do well to head north up the Eastern Seaboard into Maine.
The 2012 Peace Index, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, named the East Coast state [...]
WASHINGTON – A growing number of people are traveling really long distances to work.
Researchers call them “super-commuters.” Many of them travel hundreds of miles from their homes to work. They take a combination of cars, planes, trains and buses to get from home to the office.
New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation reports from 2002 to 2009 the number of super-commuters grew in eight of the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. [...]
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s infidelities are well-known. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Neal Augenstein, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – D.C. is the best city in the country for people looking to cheat in their relationships, according to a website that facilitates adultery.
More people per capita in the D.C. metropolitan area sign up for the website Ashley Madison than in any other city, according to the site, which helps people looking to stray. Washington has the highest per capita [...]
Exodus eyed early in nuke crisis
Tokyo faced evacuation scenario: Kan
In the days immediately after the crisis began at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government received a report saying 30 million residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario, former Prime Minister Naoto Kan revealed in a recent interview.
Kan said he contemplated the chaos that would [...]
By Joe Light
Last week, Real Time Economics took a look at a Labor Department report that compared occupational pay across 77 metro areas. Many readers rightly pointed out that that Labor Department doesn’t adjust pay for cost of living.
See the interactive map of wage disparity.
So though New Yorkers earned $1.14 for every dollar that an average U.S. worker earned, that $1.14 probably bought less in that metro than [...]
PIEDMONT, Okla. (AP) — When three tornadoes marched toward Oklahoma City and its suburbs, thousands of people in the path benefited from good forecasts, luck and live television to avoid the kind of catastrophe that befell Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo.
Although at least 15 people died in the latest round of violent weather that started Tuesday, schools and offices closed early, giving many families plenty of time to take shelter. [...]
Updated 6:17 p.m. ET
A broad tornado has blown through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area at the start of evening rush hour. State offices and a number of businesses let their workers go home hours earlier so they could be out of harm’s way.
There were no immediate reports of significant injuries.
Gary England, chief meteorologist at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City, says a large, wedge-shaped tornado is on the ground [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A week-long series of terror drills involving dozens of agencies and first responders begins Tuesday in the Big Apple. The focus will be on one of the great concerns of the post-9/11 era: nuclear terrorism.
The NYPD and 70 other law enforcement agencies across our region will test their ability to detect radiological materials and prevent an attack orchestrated by four fictional terror cells intent on targeting [...]
“It would create unimaginable chaos around the state and the greater metropolitan area,” Paterson said on WCBS Radio 880 this morning.
Paterson warned that the state would run out of money to pay its workforce – including troopers and correction officers – and eventually would not even be able to put gas in state vehicles.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/06/10/2010-06-10_gov_paterson_shutdown_over_budget_would_cause_unimaginable_chaos_crime_in_new_yo.html#ixzz0qT297o00
it’s coming soon, as I always write, there are dozens of cops sitting in parked [...]