now that’s “packin’ heat”


Oklahomans Prepare for New Law That Will Make Guns a Common Sight

Whether it’s Oklahoma, Texas or wherever … now that’s “packin’ heat”

Think corporate owned USDA … FDA … will allow GMO foods to even be labeled in the USA … defining moment in California on election day

… Think corporate owned USDA … FDA … will allow GMO foods to even be labeled in the USA … defining moment in California on election day …


All GM Field Trials in India to be Stopped

An Indian expert committee has recommended that the country follow the precautionary principle and stop all genetically modified (GM) crop field trials until further notice

And all the assurance corporate power utilities offer us it to say trust us

And all the assurance corporate power utilities offer us it to say trust us


clip_image001Nuclear Trouble: 16 Reactors in the Path of Hurricane Sandy


Nuclear experts are sounding the alarm on the potential of a Fukushima-like disaster happening in the U.S.

October 29, 2012  




16 nuclear reactors are in the potential path of Hurricane Sandy, the powerful storm bearing down on the East Coast of the United States, according to Reuters.

“There are more than a dozen nuclear plants near Hurricane Sandy’s path in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, providing power to millions of customers in the region,” the news outlet reported.

News website Common Dreams  notes that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is “dispatching additional inspectors to provide ‘enhanced oversight’ at 8 reactors.”

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen was onDemocracy Now! this morning and discussed how the storm might impact nuclear power plants. He pinpointed one plant, the Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey, as posing particularly worrisome problems.

“The biggest problem, as I see it right now, is the Oyster Creek plant, which is on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey. That appears to be right about the center of the storm. Oyster Creek is the same design, but even older than Fukushima Daiichi unit 1,” said Gundersen. “It’s in a refueling outage. That means that all the nuclear fuel is not in the nuclear reactor, but it’s over in the spent fuel pool. And in that condition, there’s no backup power for the spent fuel pools. So, if Oyster Creek were to lose its offsite power—and, frankly, that’s really likely—there would be no way cool that nuclear fuel that’s in the fuel pool until they get the power reestablished.”

Gundersen added that “It’s a question of the loss of offsite power. That’s exactly what happened after Fukushima Daiichi. The earthquake destroyed the offsite power….My big concern is diesel reliability and the fact that nuclear plants don’t have to cool their nuclear fuel pools off their diesels per NRC regulations. I think those are the two big concerns for Hurricane Sandy.”

Also on Common Dreams is an article by Gar Smith looking at the “Fukushima Factor.”

“Especially worrisome are several GE Mark 1 reactors that share the same design flaws as the three GE-built reactors that lost power, suffered meltdowns and exploded in Fukushima, Japan,” Smith, the  co-founder of Environmentalists Against War , writes. “The eight Fukushima-style reactors located in Sandy’s path are: Fitzpatrick (New York), Hope Creek (New Jersey), Nine Mile Point 1 (New York), Oyster Creek (New Jersey), Peach Bottom 1 & 2 (Pennsylvania), Pilgrim (Massachusetts), and Vermont Yankee (Vermont).” 

Given Mitt’s statement to “privatize” exactly how would Romney/Ryan address a potential Hurricane Katrina or Sandy…

…Given Mitt’s statement to “privatize” exactly how would Romney/Ryan address a potential Hurricane Katrina or Sandy…

Mitt Romney’s Terrifying Plans for FEMA and Disaster Relief

Alex Kane, AlterNet..  READ MORE»

If Hurricane Sandy was bearing down under a Romney-Ryan presidency, the scale of federal help would be radically different.

accentuating the negative … too bad

… even the so-called naturalist it appears cannot avoid accentuating the negative … too bad … we need a large injection of the positive …

clip_image001"Superstorm" Sandy has plunged New York City into total darkness. This "grid down" scenario been warning about for years has come true for millions of Americans who are now sitting in the dark, wondering why they never got prepared…

But the real story has only just begun: Power outages will last for not merely days, but possibly WEEKS in some areas.

Will this lead to people "fighting in the streets" over food and fuel?

are we supposed to clap now

clip_image001 … Golly … are we supposed to clap now … this is just more smoke and mirror …


U.S. Sues Bank of America for $1 Billion in Bad Mortgages


Federal prosecutors are suing Bank of America for selling fraudulent loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government-sponsored mortgage finance companies. The government alleged that the multinational sold over $1 billion in bad mortgages that led to numerous foreclosures.

When the Military Becomes the Police…

…WOW… a powerful observation … and from a TV series no less …

When the Military Becomes the Police…


My wife and I recently started watching Battlestar Galactica again after finishing it a couple of years ago. It has been interesting to watch the show again knowing how it plays out, but I have changed significantly since I watched the show the first time as well. Having gone through my "awakening" I tend to see things in a whole new light. The thought of Marines running drunk driving check-points is a truly frightening thought.


Anyways, on to the show: This exchange took place between Commander Adama and President Roslin. In Season 1, episode 4, a water shortage arises and the citizen of the fleet start rioting. President Roslin asks for Adama’s help in quelling the riots, he responded with the following:


"There is a reason we separate the military and the police. One fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."