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The Collapse of Globalization

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The uprisings in the Middle East, the unrest that is tearing apart nations such as the Ivory Coast, the bubbling discontent in Greece, Ireland and Britain and the labor disputes in states such as Wisconsin and Ohio presage the collapse of globalization. They presage a world where vital resources, including food and water, jobs and security, are becoming scarcer and harder to obtain. They presage growing misery for hundreds of millions of people who find themselves trapped in failed states, suffering escalating violence and crippling poverty. They presage increasingly draconian controls and force - take a look at what is being done to Pfc. Bradley Manning - used to protect the corporate elite who are orchestrating our demise.

We must embrace, and embrace rapidly, a radical new ethic of simplicity and rigorous protection of our ecosystem - especially the climate - or we will all be holding on to life by our fingertips. We must rebuild radical socialist movements that demand that the resources of the state and the nation provide for the welfare of all citizens and the heavy hand of state power be employed to prohibit the plunder by the corporate power elite. We must view the corporate capitalists who have seized control of our money, our food, our energy, our education, our press, our health care system and our governance as mortal enemies to be vanquished.
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Demonstrators carry an effigy of Ronald McDonald.

Vader

SWAT Team Evicts Grandmother: Take Back the Land- Rochester Eviction Defense March 28, 2011

Take Back the Land- Rochester engages in an eviction defense of the Lennon-Griffin family home. Rochester, NY sends 25 police cars, including the SWAT team, to execute the eviction.

6 Take Back the Land- Rochester members are arrested, as is an elderly neighbor who dared complain about the police overkill.


MIB

The FDA and the Fukushima Fallout

The FDA is disingenuous in its attempt to compare the radiation from a major nuclear accident to radiation exposures in everyday life.

"Radiation is all around us in our daily lives, and these findings are a miniscule amount compared to what people experience every day. For example, a person would be exposed to low levels of radiation on a round trip cross country flight, watching television, and even from construction materials," said Patricia Hansen, an FDA senior scientist.

No matter how small the dose might be, it is disingenuous to compare an exposure to a specific radioisotope that is released by a major nuclear accident, with radiation exposures in every-day life. The FDA spokesperson should have informed the public that radioiodine provides a unique form of exposure in that it concentrates rapidly in dairy products and in the human thyroid. The dose received, based on official measurements, may be quite small, and pose an equally small risk. However, making a conclusion on the basis of one measurement is fragmentary at best and unscientific at worst. As the accident in Fukushima continues to unfold, the public should be provided with all measurements made of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima reactors to allow for independent analyses.

Moreover, the FDA has been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting public health from medical radiation exposures. According to the National Council on Radiation Protection, radiation exposures to the American public from medical devices and source, which FDA regulates, has soared by nearly 600 percent since 1982. In 2002, the NCRP estimated that the public received an extra 53 millirem (0.53 mSv) per person per year from medical radiation sources.* In 2006, the NCRP estimates that this dose has jumped to 300 millirem(3mSv)--nearly three times the annual dose allowed by the U.S. EPA from nuclear facilities.

Evil Rays

Flashing Blue Light Seen Above Exploded Nuclear Reactor


Newspaper

'US orders media silence over Bahrain'

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Mourners shout anti-government slogans and wave Bahraini flags during a funeral march for Sayed Ahmed Shams, 15, on March 31in Saar

President of Bahrain's Center for Human Rights Nabeel Rajab says the US media have been ordered not to cover news on the government's brutal crackdown on Bahraini people.

Reports from the Center's colleagues in the United States say "In the US some news agencies and TV stations were asked not to report on Bahrain and not to embarrass [President Barack Obama's administration," Rajab told Press TV.

He went on to say that the US and the Western governments have chosen to keep silent over ongoing atrocities in Bahrain due to their support for the country's authoritarian regime.

According to unconfirmed reports, over 420 people have been arrested during ongoing protests in the kingdom, Rajab pointed out.

Popcorn

'Strange Sex' Exploring More Bizarre Bedroom Behavior, Mysterious Medical Conditions

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An image from 'Strange Sex.' (TLC)

TLC is once again taking American audiences between the sheets for an intimate exploration of medical abnormalities, unusual fetishes and the science behind sexual attraction in the second season of "Strange Sex."

The 10 episode docu-reality series profiles a range of individuals brave enough to divulge the trials and tribulations of their various conditions, including a Muslim couple who waited until their wedding night to have sex only to discover they were unable to consummate their nuptials, a woman born with two vaginas dealing with the possibility she will not be able to have children, and, in the debut episode, we'll meet Ron Low, a typical suburban husband and father from Chicago on a mission to help men restore their foreskin.

"In 2001 I realized I had to do something to improve my sex life because it was getting to be dull. I researched online and found out there are a lot of men restoring their foreskins and I decided to do it too," Low, an industrial engineer, told FOX411's Pop Tarts column. "The tapeless device I wanted wasn't available, so that got me tinkering in my own basement to make a device based on some ideas I had seen online and came up with a way to make these things to meet my needs. I hope when you see (the show) you get an appreciation for how foreskin restoration really benefits men. It makes up for a lot of damage."

Heart - Black

Video: Sickened cleanup worker praying that God will just let him die

Clayton Matherne, a clean up worker on the Gulf Coast, shares his pain, illness and personal loss with the world.


Arrow Down

Aerotoxic Syndrome? Emergency Landing in Dayton for American Airlines Flight: Passengers and crew members reported being dizzy

A bit of a detour Friday for passengers leaving Washington, D.C. On their way to Chicago on board one American Airlines flight. That's because there was an unknown illness on that flight.

An American Airlines jet had to make an emergency landing in Dayton, this morning, when something went wrong on board.

It turns out two flight attendants were complaining of dizziness and four passengers later fainted. But when the captain learned of the illnesses, he decided to divert the plane to Dayton for an emergency landing.


Comment: Read the following article to learn more about Aerotoxic Syndrome.


Meteor

What's going on? Arkansas, US: Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Hitting Birds

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Damage to the aircraft's nose was severe after it struck a flock of cranes near Little Rock, Arkansas.
A commuter plane was left with significant damage to its nose after it struck a flock of birds, forcing it to make an emergency landing Friday at Little Rock National Airport in Arkansas.

The Delta Air Lines jet, with 49 passengers and crew on board, landed about 4:30pm local time, 4029tv.com reported.

Pictures of the plane show its nose cone smashed in and a hole in the fuselage.

Bizarro Earth

Japan: The 100-year battle to make Fukushima safe: Grim prediction as brave workers expect to 'die within weeks'

  • Workers warned they're facing a 100-year battle to make fuel rods safe
  • Those battling to stop nuclear meltdown are expected to die in weeks
  • American recruiter asked to hire technicians to help
  • World's largest concrete pump is being flown from U.S. to assist
  • Evacuation zone refugees won't be able to go home for months, admits Japanese minister
  • Joint Japanese-U.S. mission recovers bodies from sea
  • Man arrested after crashing car through gate of stricken N-plant
  • TEPCO releases video showing damage inside Fukushima's Unit 4
A nuclear expert has warned it could be a 100 years before fuel rods at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are safe.

Dr John Price, a former member of the Safety Policy Unit at the UK's National Nuclear Corporation, said radiation leaks will continue and it could take 50 to 100 years before the nuclear fuel rods have cooled enough to be removed.

The warning comes as the mother of one of the workers who are battling to stop a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant said today that they all expect to die from radiation sickness 'within weeks'.
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Deadly battle: The Fukushima 50 expect to die within a matter of weeks as they work in dangerously high radiation trying to keep the temperatures of the destroyed reactors down at the nuclear plant, fresh images of which were released today

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Reinforcements: A U.S. recruitment firm is assembling a team to fly into Japan and help with the fight