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Japan: Comic Relief

Well if you haven’t heard, Japan or perhaps just the government or at least some of the Japanese people or many of them or over half of them or at least the number that will allow this to happen but “THEY” are going to re-start the Sendai Nuclear Plant even after their knowledge about the risks as exampled with the continuing Fukushima disaster that is like the gift that keeps on spewing!

The Sendai Plant will be the first nuclear plant to reopen since 2011.

Ok. That’s not the funny part. Now Tubularsock does admit that he at times has a bizarre sense of the absurd but this is got to take a cake. Or at least a muffin.

The local officials have voted to reopen the Sendai Nuclear Plant EVEN THOUGH IT IS ONLY 40 THAT IS 4 ….. 0 MILES FROM THIS:

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Mt. Ontake erupted just a month ago …….. just so you are clear Sendai Nuclear Plant is only 40 miles from this active spewing volcano!

Care for funnier?  The Sendai Nuclear Plant is also only 31 miles from Mount Sakurajima, an extremely active volcano which erupts on a regular basis.

Now what could possibly go wrong with this scenario?

Now there is active anti-nuclear opposition but the government wants to restart Japan’s nuclear industry because ………….. TAPCO owns the government. So the people don’t really get a say UNLESS they shut down the country.

Oh don’t count on that ……… some people have even moved back to the Fukushima area because the government said it was safe to do so.

It is so safe that Tubularsock is going to open THE FIRST EVER tanning spa where your tan comes from the “inside” out in just a matter of days. What could be better?

No tanning beds …….. you just sit on the spa’s deck and tan away. EVEN AT NIGHT!

THE TUBULARSOCK EVER-GLOW TANNING SPA and sake bar.

With pre-cooked sushi from the sea.

Reservations available, reasonable rates for the unreasonable.

contact: phone 1-800-burn-baby-burn (no collect calls accepted)

Now don’t think some silly people are not attempting to warn the officials.

Like the scientific authorities.

Oh did Tubularsock mention the INCREASE in seismic activity in the area?

Oh well. As the Japan Times stated:  “Sendai reactors [are] vulnerable to eruptions [and] could cause a nationwide disaster, said Toshitsugu Fujii, University of Tokyo professor emeritus who heads a government-commissioned panel…”

But not to worry ……… The Government regulators RULED OUT a major eruption!

The Government regulators RULED OUT a major eruption! Tubularsock just had to repeat that. So perfect, The Government regulators RULED OUT a major eruption! Now come on …….. that’s funny!

What a relief  ………

まあええと、Tubularsock は… 常に言うように私のために戻る。こんにちは友人  ( Translation: Well hey, as Tubularsock always says …….. back to my sake.)

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FUKUSHIMA SAKI

Posted: October 11, 2013 in Japan, Radiation
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Tubularsock went out for Sashimi last night at a favorite Japanese restaurant. And what is Sashimi good for without Saki or maybe I should rephrase this.

Tubularsock went out for Saki last night and some Sashimi happened to fall on a plate with a big glob of wasabi, a pile of fresh ginger and radish shavings.

Now you know that a large hot saki is a nice treat so after the meal I ordered a small hot saki for desert. All in all …….. someone else was driving.

But the thought did cross my saki-mind (kind of like “monkey-mind” but way mellower) that raw fish may not be all that raw any more. The amount of radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant (60 billion becquerels per day which translates to 21.9 trillion bq per year) is now rather out of control. Don’t be alarmed but it was stated by Robert Jacobs, a nuclear technology historian, in an RT (Russia Today) interview that, “There is no reason to believe that radiation leaks at Fukushima will be contained by 2020, so the Tokyo Olympics can become impossible.”

Now doesn’t that blow your mind.

Now the great news is that Fukushima radiation levels are 18 times higher than previously thought and that was determined back in August, 2011 so Japan’s nuclear watchdog agency raised the severity of the leak from “level 1” which is considered an “anomaly” to a “level 3” which is a “series incident”. This is all based on an eight-point scale used by the International Atomic Energy Agency for radiological releases.

Fukushima has been out of control from day one and it took until August of this year (2013) for Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to ask for international help!

Scared yet?

You see, all that stuff they taught you in grammar school science class does have some helpful information. Like the currents in the oceans MOVE AROUND in a regular pattern and the water off the coast of Fukushima will move along and end up passing the West Coast of North America.

And the fish swim around in certain migration patterns so even if you catch a tuna off the coast of Alaska by golly it’s the same tuna that was feeding off the coast of Fukushima.

Of course the fish are tested for safety by the EPA. Well, no the EPA doesn’t test fish.

Oh. So the NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) test for fish safety, well, not really but they do tract the debris that is still showing up occasionally on the West Coast from Japan. Well then the FDA. Yes, the FDA does test for radiation but not often and the last time they did the tests on tuna which do migrate from Japan to the fishing waters of the West Coast showed NO “detectable levels of radionuclides so far”.

But the testing is random and there is an agreement between the U.S. and Japan that keeps the FDA from extensive testing. Feel safe?

Another important factor is that right after the Fukushima Radiation Crisis happened the EPA  pulled 8 of its 18 radiation monitors in California, Oregon and Washington because  they were giving readings which SEEMED too high. 

There is a world wide nuclear disaster and the reading SEEMED to high! Yes you read that correctly. And we pay them for this?

And during a world wide nuclear disaster the EPA (for your safety) increased

the allowable “safe” exposure levels for radiation:

A nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90;

A 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131; and

An almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63.

Now how thoughtful IS THAT! 

The EPA’s new radiation guidelines also allow long-term cleanup thresholds thousands of times more lax than anything EPA has ever judged safe in the past.

You see the EPA just didn’t want you to worry so in a nuclear disaster they just stopped their radiation monitors and increased your exposure rate to a higher “safe” level and it’s ALL GOOD!

Wow, that was easy.

Fun side note: In case you don’t recall, it was the EPA that told New Yorker’s (after 911) that their air was safe to breath after all that asbestos laden concrete dust particles hung in the air. And to this day large numbers of people have respiratory problems. 

You can now see just how the EPA works out those little pesky health issues.

Fun side note: Speaking of government investigations remember when NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) did their investigation of the World Trade Towers after 911? Remember when they were asked if explosive were used to bring down those towers? Remember their answer was NO! Remember they then were asked if they had tested for explosives? And their answer was NO! 

Wow, that was easy.

Remember when independent researches discovered “military-grade nano thermite (an explosive compound) in the dust of the World Trade Towers and asked NIST to investigate that. Remember NIST answer was NO.

Wow, that was easy.

So the great thing is that our government is consistent. Feel better?

Now if you reflect back to your grammar school science class again another bit of useful information is that the Earth also has AIR CURRENTS. You’d almost start thinking that the Earth is all one place and that just because we drew lines on maps and called each place a different name that maybe, just maybe, we are somehow interconnected. 

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Anyway the wind currents from Japan go toward North America and published in the International Journal of Health Services, was a scientific study that looked at both infant and adult death rates during the time when Fukushima occurred, as well as in previous months and years within the United States.

During the 14 weeks prior to Fukushima, for instance, infant deaths had been declining by 8.37 percent, while in the weeks following the disaster they increased by 1.8 percent. Among adults, a 4.46 percent death rate was observed in the weeks after Fukushima, compared to 2.34 percent, which is about half that rate, a year prior.

Now there was a lot of controversy over this study and the opinions broke down on pro-Nuclear and anti-Nuclear lines. But the wind currents do travel from Japan to North America and there were tested documented studies that showed the increase in radiation in MILK, RAINWATER, and the general FOOD SUPPLY in the United States after the disaster and there was no debating that!

As Haruki Murakami, the renowned and Tubularsock’s favorite Japanese novelist stated, “This time no one dropped a bomb on us . . . We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives.”

But it is way bigger than that. The Chernobyl death toll was 985,000 people mostly from cancer and that “accident” was contained.  In April, 2012 the Japanese government officially announced that the severity of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster had reached level 7 and yet news media in the U.S. and Europe still don’t report what is happening and what the potential risks are and that the fact that it is OUT OF CONTROL! “While the spread of radiation to the West Coast of North America was casually acknowledged, the early press re-ports (AP and Reuters) ‘quoting diplomatic sources’ stated that only ‘tiny amounts of radioactive particles have arrived in California but do not pose a threat to human health.’”*

*In real terms this is “A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation”! (Michel Chossudovsky (Editor), www.gobalresearch.ca

But Tubularsock is not concerned! I just bought two bottles of saki for tonight. Forget the Sashimi!

Kanpai!

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