radiation; Ukraine strategic position

The Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, asks to Yanukovych to return immediately to Kyiv to explain why he abandoned his position and to declare financial interests. The new appointed Ukraine interim PM, opposer Yatsenyuk, accused earlier in the parliament the ousted president of “robbing the state treasury”. “37 billion dollars (€27bn) of credit received have disappeared in an unknown direction”, Yatsenyuk told lawmakers.       http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/26/wheres-yanukovych-ousted-president-protected-by-us-according-russian-newspaper/
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In percentage terms, our dietary levels of strontium-90 after 1964 began dropping by about 15 percent per year, but slowed in around 1970 at the rate of 6 percent per year; and now it is increasing by a small rate in some areas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Correlation between blast yield and SR-90 concentrations in milk.    
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In a long page one story, the Aug. 2, 1995 New York Times reported that life expectancy has plummeted in Russia, making it the first nation in history to ever experience such a public health status reversal. Male life expectancy is now the lowest in the world (below even India or Bolivia) and, at the same time, infant mortality rose 15 percent in both 1993 and 1994, and there are now epidemic rates of heart disease and cancer. Dr. David Hoel, an epidemiologist at the Medical University of S. Carolina, is studying whether Chernobyl’s radiation is a major factor in the spread in cancers and birth defects. “Everyone assumes the connection,” he said.   http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Chernobyl/Chernobyl@10p2.html

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Chernobyl Radioactive Cloud on 04/27/86 and 05/06/86 1986

http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Chernobyl/IRSN14dayPlume.html

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Chernobyl nuclear accident, radiation cloud path mapped

Created by Kate Chanba, Matt Forrest, Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel, and Andrew Wilson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison the project shows the lasting impact of the 1986 nuclear accident on Ukraine and the rest of Europe.

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New Book Concludes: Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer,
by Karl Grossman, Global Research, 3 September 2010    http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Chernobyl/index.html#CCofCfPatE

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The magnitude of the recent spike in radiation, and the amounts of groundwater involved, have led Michio Aoyama, an oceanographer at a government research institute who is considered an authority on radiation in the sea, to conclude that radioactive cesium 137 may now be leaking into the Pacific at a rate of about 30 billion becquerels per day, or about three times as high as last year. He estimates that strontium 90 may be entering the Pacific at a similar rate.

Dr. Aoyama notes that those amounts would be much smaller than the amount of cesium 137 alone released into the Pacific during the accident itself, which he estimates at up to 18 quadrillion becquerels.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/world/asia/with-a-plants-tainted-water-still-flowing-no-end-to-environmental-fears.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all&

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2-25-14    The cost of the Fukushima triple disaster is estimated to be from US$504 to US$630 billion. Approximately 300 fishing ports and 22,000 fishing boats were destroyed. Some 340,000 people were displaced and 22 million tons of rubble piled up along coastal towns and cities.

Radiation from the Daiichi plant covered 8 percent of Japan. Children in some parts of the country such as Minamisoma, could only play outside for 2 hours a day for the next 13 months. Dosimeters were installed outside schools to show radiation levels. Areas with annual exposure of over 50 millisieverts will be uninhabitable for at least 5 years after the disaster. Thousands of people will never be able to return to their homes.

We have learned much in the aftermath of the disaster by studying what happened and assessing the damage. But there are still many unknowns: How much contamination has entered the food chain? What will prove to be the effects of radiation on citizens in the years to come?  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-chavez/japans-return-to-nuclear-_b_4851555.html

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The IMF loaned newly independent Ukraine about $3.5 billion in the mid-1990s, several years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and another $2.2 billion in 1998, an amount it later increased.

Another one-year $600 million loan followed in 2004, and a two-year $16.4 billion loan was provided in 2008.

The IMF last agreed to loan Ukraine $15 billion in 2010, but froze the deal in 2011 after Kiev failed to implement the required reforms, including removing gas price subsidies.

After reviewing why the last bailout went off track, the IMF’s board in December said Kiev should get less money in any future bailout, and should be required to implement more economic reforms before it gets any IMF money.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-ukraine-crisis-imf-idUSBREA1O1DT20140225

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Rostov-on-Don:  1 million population, founded 1749, 32 km. from Sea of Azov (northern arm of Black Sea, mean depth of 23 feet).   In summer 2012 Sea of Azov looked this way: 

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2-27-14  Brussels – The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Ukraine, which got support from a majority of MEPs. 

The key provisions of the document include a reminder for Russia that it is a guarantor of the existing Ukrainian border, the initiative to establish an independent commission to investigate human rights violations registered during mass protests in Ukraine, and a call for holding a donor conference for the provision of financial assistance to Kyiv.

The resolution was adopted at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday. Prior to this, the document was discussed in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

The resolution says that the existing borders of Ukraine were guaranteed by the United States of America, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom in the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances when Ukraine relinquished nuclear weapons and joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and reminds the Russian Federation that, together with the two other countries mentioned above, it committed itself in the same act to refraining from economic coercion designed to subordinate Ukraine to its own interest. http://www.kyivpost.com/content/politics/european-parliament-adopts-resolution-on-ukraine-337831.html

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Poland-Ukraine cooperation             The weapon Skrzypczak has mentioned is likely to be the Corsar, built by the Kiev-based LUCH Design Bureau. The Corsar weapon system is designed as a semi-active laser guided man-portable weapon (18 kg total system weight), capable of engaging stationary and moving targets at a range of 2,500 m’, its tandem warhead is designed to penetrate 550mm of armor (RHA) behind reactive tiles. The Corsar homes in on laser light reflected from the target. It was designed as an affordable, lightweight anti-tank weapon offering superior range, compared to light ATGW, while maintaining relatively low cost (a system is offered at a cost of $130,000).

The Polish Army also operates laser guided missiles with 30 Mi-24 HIND and is interested in arming the W-3/W-3W Sokol light helicopters used for recce, scout and utility missions. For that mission, the Polish military is likely to consider EO and laser guided weapons, to modernize or augment existing systems.  http://defense-update.com/20131108_poland-interested-ukraine-anti-tank-missiles.html

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The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits is a 1936 agreement that gives Turkey control over the Bosporus Straits and the Dardanelles and regulates the transit of naval warships. The Convention gives Turkey full control over the Straits and guarantees the free passage of civilian vessels in peacetime. It restricts the passage of naval ships not belonging to Black Sea states. The terms of the convention have been the source of controversy over the years, most notably concerning the Soviet Union‘s military access to the Mediterranean Sea.  (Essentially Russia’s Black Sea-Crimea Naval base (26000 men) now more or less has the blocking-power over the Dardanelles, not legally, just de facto; USN doesn’t generally go into Black Sea   -r)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreux_Convention_Regarding_the_Regime_of_the_Straits

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US Navy tightens its presence at Black Sea ahead of Olympics

US navy

US navy

  Photo:            The guided missile frigate USS Ramage (DDG-61) and the command ship USS Mt. Whitney with 600 Marines deployed aboard have come to the Black Sea, a military diplomat told the Russian news agency on Monday. “The frigate USS Ramage and the flag ship of the US Sixth Fleet, the USS Mt. Whitney, have arrived in the Black Sea. They have passed through the Dardanelles and Bosporus Straits lately with Turkish consent. More than 600 US Marines are stationed aboard the ships,” the source said.

Judging by the vector of their movement, one may presume the US warships are headed towards the Ukrainian Black Sea coast.

A visit of the US warships to the Russian territorial waters is not on the agenda as of yet, the source said.

The USS Mt. Whitney, a Blue Ridge class command ship, is the flag ship of the US Sixth Fleet. It has a displacement of 18,400 tonnes, a length of 189 meters and a speed of 23 knots. The ship carries defensive artillery weaponry and a helicopter.

The USS Ramage (DDG-61) is a guided missile frigate commissioned on July 22, 1995. It has a displacement of 8,775 tonnes and a speed of 32 knots. It carries tactical strike weapons, Tomahawk cruise missiles, guided air defense missiles, artillery, anti-sub, mine and torpedo armaments, and a helicopter. The ship has a crew of 337, including 23 officers.  http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_02_03/Two-US-warships-marines-come-to-Black-Sea-source-6526/

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Ukraine’s decision to host a Russian naval base for 25 more years in exchange for cheaper gas, a deal ratified Tuesday….The deal gives Ukraine about 30% off the prices set in the contract it signed with Moscow last year, after a standoff during which the Kremlin cut gas supplies to Europe. But that contract set prices so high that the newly negotiated discount brings them down only to current market levels. They gave something, extending the naval base lease, in order to get what they were really entitled to from the beginning….

Radu Tudor, a defense analyst in Romania, one of three NATO allies on the Black Sea, said:

The Russians’ extended presence in Sevastopol poses less of a military problem than a political one. They continue to see security as they did in the Cold War, with NATO as the enemy. So it’s going to be much harder now to transform the Black Sea from a Russian lake into a NATO sea.

     http://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/turning-the-black-sea-into-a-nato-lake-is-a-military-threat-to-russia/

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Black Sea oil and gas picture

New Business Opportunities in Black Sea Oil & Gas

Black Sea Oil & Gas Forum 2014 is the premier strategic international conference devoted exclusively to the development   discovery under the Black Sea, with preliminary estimations speaking about a natural gas deposit of 42-84 billion cubic meters, equivalent to 3-6 times the annual consumption of Romania.  http://www.roconsulboston.com/Pages/InfoPages/Government/ExxonOMVGas.html

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11-12-13 

Despite the occasional setback – political and exploratory – the Black Sea continues to draw interest from international oil companies, including heavy hitters such as ExxonMobil, Total, Shell, and Repsol. Fewer than 100 offshore wells have been drilled in the Black Sea and, until recently, its deeper waters remained mostly unexamined by seismic surveys.

In efforts to counter a drop in onshore production while reducing their reliance on imports from Russia, countries that border the Black Sea have launched bid rounds and entered production-sharing agreements with operators.

Licensed acreage offshore Romania Petroceltic

Licensed acreage offshore Romania. (Map courtesy Petroceltic)

Russia

In 2011, ExxonMobil reached an agreement with Rosneft to jointly develop oil and gas resources in the Russian sector of the Black Sea, with an initial focus on the Tuapse Trough, where Rosneft has identified around 70 prospective structures in water depths ranging from 1,000-2,000 m (3,281-6,562 ft). A similar agreement with Chevron reportedly fell through.

As recently as last June, ExxonMobil had agreed to bear the brunt of the estimated $3.2 billion in initial exploration costs for the company’s joint ventures with Rosneft in the Black Sea and Kara Sea, in Russia’s far north. Drilling in the Tuapse area is scheduled to begin next year, following analysis of seismic data gathered in 2013.

Ukraine

In September, Ukraine signed an agreement with ExxonMobil, Shell, and OMV Petrom to draw up a production-sharing contract to explore the Skifska prospect. At the signing ceremony in New York, Ukraine Energy Minister Eduard Stavytskyi said “practical works” such as seismic gathering could get under way before the end of the year. The agreement includes an up-front payment of more than $300 million and a commitment to spend another $400 million on seismic acquisition and two deepwater wells.  http://www.offshore-mag.com/articles/print/volume-73/issue-11/black-sea/black-sea-holds-promise-as-nations-seek-energy-independence.html

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2-24-14    In 2012, Ukraine’s central government (under Yanukovych) selected Shell (ticker: RDS-a) and Chevron (CVX) as the winning bidders for two multi-Tcf shale-gas concessions. The Yuzivska concession, won by Shell, is located in eastern Ukraine; the Olesska concession, won by Chevron, is in the west, near Poland. As is the case across Europe, shale drilling has faced some controversy in Ukraine, but regional councils have voted overwhelmingly to approve the deals. The Shell deal alone is estimated to entail long-term investment of $10 billion, though commercial-scale production is not expected until 2017 at the earliest. The government’s target — which doesn’t strike us as particularly aggressive — is for 2030 shale-gas production of 0.2 to 0.4 Bcf per day, less than 10% of current consumption levels.  http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424053111904148504579403072049325430.html?mod=BOL_da_is

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(Reuters) – Ukraine signed a $10 billion shale gas production-sharing agreement with U.S. Chevron (CVX.N) on Tuesday, another step in a drive for more energy independence from Russia.

The deal to develop its western Olesska field followed a similar shale gas agreement with Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) in January and boosts Ukraine’s leadership at a time of fraught relations with Moscow over gas supplies.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/05/us-ukraine-chevron-idUSBRE9A40ML20131105

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1-17-14  

Russia said on Friday that the gas drilling technology which Ukraine plans on using “could pollute water supplies for Russians living near the border between the two countries,” the Moscow Times wrote.

Deputy Environment Minister Rinat Gizatulin said there are “real concerns about contamination because potential drilling sites may be in close proximity to aquifers,” UPI reported.

Gizatulin has called for a bilateral meeting to address these concerns.

Ukraine is extremely important to Russia’s natural gas market; nearly every Russian pipeline that transports gas to the rest of Europe passes through Ukraine.

Currently, Ukraine’s domestic natural gas production accounts for about 30% of demand. Russia makes up the remainder, according data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Highly dependent on Russia for its gas supplies, Ukraine has been looking to diversify its sources. In January 2013, Shell decided to explore the country for shale gas. According to the EIA, Ukraine could start exporting shale gas resources to western Europe as early as 2020.

Chevron is also eager to get a piece of the pie. The energy giant signed a $10 billion production-sharing agreement with Ukraine last year.  http://www.mining.com/russia-is-getting-queasy-about-ukraines-shale-plans-42366/

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Dec 2009

Noah statues, Ukraine update

This stunning map shows the scale of protests against Ukraine's remaining Lenin statues. Each sign shows an icon that has come down

2-25-14   This stunning map shows the scale of protests against Ukraine’s remaining Lenin statues. Each sign shows an icon that has come down

 

 
Dozens of these Soviet icons have been pulled down across the troubled country

Dozens of these Soviet icons have been pulled down across the troubled country  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2567388/Stunning-map-reveals-100-statues-Lenin-toppled-Ukraine.html#ixzz2uMpHiGb9

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there are some ~1400 to 1500 Lenin figures still in place in Ukraine    http://leninstatues.ru/leninopad

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But despite an online poll run by the ruling United Russia party in January that found that 70 percent of Russians would quite like to see Lenin entrusted to the soil, the issue remains controversial.  http://en.ria.ru/columnists/20120709/174504025.html

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2-25-14 On Tuesday, an activist climbed on to the roof of the parliament in Kiev and dismantled the Soviet star from the pinnacle of the Stalin-era building. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hX60Vw2okd5ijM8mpX34DY7ctfZg?docId=44ea22c5-e12f-4107-aa24-237ef209ab1b&hl=en

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In less than 24 hours, almost 100,000 had expressed support for dividing the country.
A map linked to a petition calling on Vladimir Putin to invade eastern Ukraine, showed how Ukraine would look if Moscow annexed its eastern regions, creating a separate country or super-region called ‘New Russia’ (in red) from Ukraine (in green)

A similar map shows the political divide that has developed since the country gained independence in 1991. Marked is the Black Sea city of Sevastopol, where the country’s fugitive president is believed to have fled

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2567800/Is-Kremlin-plan-divide-Ukraine-100-000-Russians-sign-call-New-Russia-include-Crimea-map-disappears-website.html#ixzz2uNGLF2Ed
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2-25-14 large landing ship ‘Nikolai Fil’chenkov’ from the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.

“It [the ship] takes about 200 armed soldiers [and] 328 separate battalion of Marines, who are based in Temryuk and 10 BTR-80 [armoured personnel carriers].”

Russia’s base in Sevastopol is already believed to shelter about 26,000 troops.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russia-deploys-ships-troops-ukraines-crimea-raising-tensions-1437762
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Statue_of_Noah_in_Yerevan_.jpg

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-Noah, at Aix-en-Provence 
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-Mark Lyle Prophet

world news

1-23-13      since 2008 15 million more Americans rely on food stamps. According to the Census Bureau, 146 million of us, nearly half of the U.S. population, are poor or low-income. The Civilian Employment/Population ratio, which is the broadest measure of employment in the country, is at its lowest level since the early 1980s. Median household income has retreated to its 1995 level. Lastly, the economy is not producing jobs for US college graduates; 53 percent of them under the age of 25 are either unemployed or underemployed. Given that many graduated with huge college debt, what could the future hold for these folks?

But, don’t despair. Some in our society are doing quite well because of the federal largess thrown their way. Most of them just happen to be located around New York City and the District of Columbia. You see, the U.S. stock and bond markets are at, or near, all-time highs. Real estate in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. has bounced back nicely and both are at all-time highs. Even the Contemporary Art market in the Big Apple has seen sales skyrocket in spite of higher prices.

But, this is predictable, given that New York and the nation’s capital are where the Wall Street/Washington Axis of Financial Evil is headquartered. It is where that axis prints the new money and injects it into the economy through its well-connected surrogates: the “too big to fails”.      http://blogcritics.org/gap-between-rich-and-poor-rooted/

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excellent photos of steel & glass buildings not collapsinghttp://www.serendipity.li/wot/other_fires/other_fires.htm

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Reports on February 24 say at least eight Lenin monuments were either pulled down or dismantled in the central Poltava region.
In the city of Poltava, the regional capital, a Lenin monument was pulled down by a truck.
On February 23, pro-Russian protesters formed human chains to protect Lenin monuments in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Kharkiv.
On February 22, a Lenin statue in Crimea was pulled down and cut into pieces.  http://www.rferl.org/content/ ukraine-lenin-soviet-statues/ 25275512.html
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Russia, which joined France, Germany and Poland in mediating the settlement*, introduced a further element of uncertainty by declining to sign the accord, which reduces the power of Mr. Yanukovych, an ally of Moscow. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/ 02/22/world/europe/ukraine. html?_r=0
*balanced government commitment in return for turning over protestors’ guns.  deal didn’t last many hours.
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“Again we see Mercedes and BMWs bringing deputies who are supposed to represent the people,” said Mr. Kuak, “We don’t want to see
these people again. We want to see people from the square, from the revolution.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/ 02/25/world/europe/ukraine- parliament.html
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Between the signing ceremony for the peace deal, held at the vast colonnaded building that houses Ukraine’s presidential administration, and his break for Olympic cheerleading, the president’s prospects had taken a drastic turn for the worse: Hundreds of riot police officers guarding the presidential compound and nearby government buildings had vanished.

“It was astonishing,” said Mr. Sikorski, who, while leaving the presidential building, watched in dismay as police officers jumped into buses and drove off. “That was not part of the deal. Astonishing.”
The departure of the police had been days in the making, a result of a sequence of events that began late on Wednesday with the seizing of an Interior Ministry armory in the western city of Lviv and the transportation of those weapons to the outskirts of Kiev, the capital. Violent clashes on Thursday, which left more than 80 protesters and many police officers dead, enraged the opposition and sapped the will of Mr. Yanukovych’s enforcers, if not Mr. Yanukovych himself.
By the end of Friday, the deal that Mr. Yanukovych had believed would win him at least a few more months in office was dead, discarded the moment enraged protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square learned of it….
On Tuesday, empowered by a new aid package from Russia announced the day before, Mr. Yanukovych pressed to remove an encampment of antigovernment activists from Independence Square, where they had been cursing his government since November.
Squads of riot police overpowered the outer ring of defenses protesters had set up and advanced to within 25 yards of a stage in the center of the square, called the Maidan.
Running out of options, the protesters mounted a final, desperate defense, a so-called ring of fire stoked with tires, firewood and even their own sleeping bags and pads.
But Andrei Levus, deputy head of the Maidan “self-defense” forces, the umbrella organization of militant activists fighting the government, knew he had reinforcements on the way. Protesters in Lviv had overrun an Interior Ministry garrison and were en route to Kiev with the captured military weapons.
“I’m reluctant to talk about this because we are protesters and not illegal armed groups,” Mr. Levus said. “But the square was about to look different. There would be more people, and they would not have had empty hands.”
Despite the dwindling of the protective fires, the protesters decided to hold on to the square long enough for both sides to consider the significance of the arrival of the weapons in the capital.
Using a member of Parliament as an intermediary, Mr. Levus opened a line of communication with a deputy interior minister, whom he declined to name. It appeared that Mr. Yanukovych, perhaps sensing that his security forces were reluctant to press the crackdown, was inclined to turn to the army for help. He had fired the armed forces chief of staff, Col. Gen. Volodymyr Zamana, on Monday.
“We understood they had a few hundred fanatical riot police, but the rest of the police would not fight,” Mr. Levus said….Mr. Levus said he received a call on his cellphone around noon on Thursday from the deputy interior minister. “I told him, ‘We will guarantee the safety of the police if they leave the city,’ ” he said….
“You need to declare on what date you’ll resign,” Sikorski said he told the president.
Mr. Yanukovych “went white,” Mr. Sikorski said. But the deadlock lifted after the Ukrainian leader received a phone call shortly afterward from President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. “He came back, he was agreeing to limit his time in office,” Mr. Sikorski said. “That made everything possible.”
At the same time, the police and Parliament had their own deliberations underway. On Friday morning, Parliament passed a motion dismissing Mr. Yanukovych’s hated interior minister, Vitaly Zakharchenko, for using violence against protesters.
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2-20-14   FISA, a secret court. Its judges, appointed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court alone, are charged with ruling after hearing only one side of any case involving a governmental desire to snoop or pry or surveil. Unsurprisingly enough, over the three and a half decades of its existence, the court proved a willing rubber stamp for just about any urge of the national security state.

In retrospect, this remedy for widespread government illegality clearly was just another step in the institutionalization of a secret world that looks increasingly like an Orwellian nightmare. In creating the FISA court, Congress functionally took the seat-of-the-pants, extra-Constitutional, extra-legal acts of the Nixon era and put them under the rule of (secret) law. http://www.thenation.com/article/178467/what-snowden-leaked-was-nothing-compared-what-he-didnt#
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2-22-14  However, unlike the court system for regular police warrants, the judicial system for the NSA is far more secretive. In order to give judicial scrutiny to preserve the secrecy of NSA activities, the FISA court meets in secret with only government representatives present at its proceedings. The hearings are closed to the public and the rulings of the judges are classified, and rarely released after the fact. (Some rulings have been partly declassified, but are still heavily redacted.) The judges in the FISA court hear applications from a representative of the NSA, and ask questions, allowing the agency to amend their applications to meet any shortcomings. Adversarial argument from other parties is absent, since there are no other parties at the hearing.

Some of this is similar to the operation of public courts for regular police warrants, but there is a great deal more secrecy, and a great deal more power granted to the government. One distinction between the FISA Court, and regular public courts issuing warrants for police searches, is the type of warrant system that is practiced under the FISA Court. For police searches it is generally the case that the police will apply for a warrant to surveil a particular person, or a small group or people, and give some evidence of “probable cause” for a search, i.e., the police must convince the court that there is reasonable suspicion for surveillance on a case-by-case basis. Under the FISA Court the warrants for the NSA are much wider in scope. Many of the warrants authorize the collection of communications data on a particular phone carrier, capturing the communications of millions of people over sustained periods of time. Other warrants are “procedure-based” warrants which authorize a proposed data-collection process, subject to various “minimization procedures” designed to confine the querying of data. These generally allow mass data-collection on a population, with application of the minimization procedures left to the NSA.   http://mises.org/daily/6672/FISA-the-NSA-and-Americas-Secret-Court-System 
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2-19- 2014   
But experts say that lobbying isn’t dying; instead, it’s simply going underground. The problem, says American University professor James Thurber, who has studied congressional lobbying for more than thirty years, is that “most of what is going on in Washington is not covered” by the lobbyist-registration system. Thurber, who is currently advising the American Bar Association’s lobbying-reform task force, adds that his research suggests the true number of working lobbyists is closer to 100,000.
A loophole-ridden law, poor enforcement, the development of increasingly sophisticated strategies that enlist third-party validators and create faux-grassroots campaigns, along with an Obama administration executive order that gave many in the profession a disincentive to register—all of these forces have combined to produce a near-total collapse of the system that was designed to keep tabs on federal lobbying
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Lenin statues pulled down; biophysicist Popp; Seek perfection

IMG_8023 -the 3-Headed Goose
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2-22-14  Protesters have toppled statues of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in various Ukrainian cities.

The latest footage shows protesters destroying statues in Bila Tserkva, Khmelnitsky and Zhytomyr. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26306737

2-23-14  Local reports said Lenin’s statues in cities such as Zhitomir, Khmelnitsky, Brovary, Poltava, Chernihiv, Dnepropetrovsk, and Boyarka were being brought down using ropes and crowbars.  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/kiev-crisis-lenin-monuments-pulled-down-across-ukraine-1437565

also in Zhytonya, Blatservka, Slavata  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/22/watch-lenin-statues-tumble-to-the-ground-in-ukranian-music-video-that-will-make-your-night/

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Kiev Lenin statue pulled down last December; perhaps Lenin statutes still remain in Ukraine at Kharkiv, Donetsk, Marcupol, Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta and asundry Ukraine towns.

Lenin statues still standing:  5 in India, 2 in Finland, 2 in Italy, 2 in Norway, 4 in USA (at Las Vegas, Seattle, Atlantic City and NYC), 1 in Hanoi, Athens, Quebec City, Netherlands, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Lituania, Moldova, France, Turkmenistan; many in Russia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_of_Vladimir_Lenin

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 2-21-14   http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-pledges-to-fight-for-crimea-if-ukraine-splits/495034.html

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Fritz-Albert Popp, theoretical biophysicist at University of Marburg ~1971, also found that DNA was capable of sending out a large range of light frequencies and that some frequencies seemed linked to certain functions….studies demonstrated to Popp that one of the most essential stores of light and sources of biophoton emissions was DNA.  DNA must be like the master tuningfork in the body.  It would strike a particular frequency and certain other molecules would follow.   -Lynne McTaggart:  The Field, Harper, NY, 2008, p. 44

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  Seek perfection not in the mechanical workings of your environment but in the inner movement of the soul, the very mechanism of the soul that is able to contact God by the fiery conflagration of His Spirit….Life can begin for you in this hour but the conversion implies a will–a will forged and won within your heart, a will that will magnetize that energy of devotion from a member of the ascended hosts who responds to the call of your heart for the Teacher, who will then come and invest you with that magnet, that flame, that fiery coil, that momentum that is able to reverse the course of death and destruction….

  And once you have touched that energy, once you have walked through the field of that consciousness even knowing the sound of the rustling of the garment of the Lord Christ, then you will seek to preserve that moment day by day, and your life is evermore an attempt to equalize here below that very special experience in Christ who has appeared in that zone between Spirit and matter….People do not often understand that a place must be prepared on earth for the Masters, for their coming and for the disciples attending their coming.       -Hilarion:  12-29-1976 at Pasadena via Messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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Fukushima radiation data worsening; intentional food poisoning?

But the amount of radiation pumped out by Fukushima dwarfs the amount released by the nuclear tests.
As nuclear engineer and former nuclear executive Arnie Gundersen notes, the wave of radioactive cesium from Fukushima which is going to hit the West Coast of North America will be 10 times greater than from the nuclear tests (starting at 55:00).
This graphic from Woods Hole in Massachusetts – one of the world’s top ocean science institutions – shows how much more cesium was dumped into the sea off Japan from Fukushima as compared to nuclear testing and Chernobyl:
(And Fukushima radiation has arrived on the West Coast years earlier than predicted.)
The Canadian government has confirmed in October that Fukushima radiation will exceed “levels higher than maximum fallout” from the nuclear tests.
The party line from the Japanese, Canadian and American governments are that these are safe levels of radiation.   Given that those countries have tried to ban investigative journalism and have tried to cover up the scope of the Fukushima disaster, people may want to investigate for ourselves.     http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/fukushima.html
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10-29-13  The concentrations found were up to 85 Bq·m-3 (Becquerels per cubic metre) for strontium-90; the highest concentrations of radioactive strontium in June 2011 were found 130 kilometres from the Japanese coast by Woods Hole team….Before the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident, Sr-90 was present in the oceans in concentrations of approximately 1 to 1.5 Bq·m-3.  Stronium-90 half-life is 29 years, accumulates in bones.  http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/11248
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(comment)    Models and data suggest readings may get as high as 30 Bq/m^3 when the plume arrives and Cs-137 mixed down to ~200 m depth on its journey across the Pacific upwells along the west coast in few years.  30 Bq/m^3 is at the very high end of estimates with more likely values being 10 Bq/m^3.     http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/15/1269942/-History-of-Bomb-Strontium-and-Cesium-Isotopes-in-Pacific-Compared-to-Fukushima-Sources#
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Worldview on WBEZ 91.5 Chicago, August 26, 2013 – Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (At 14:30 in): We’re kind of back in a situation where we just can’t predict how long and how much (radiation) is coming out of Fukushima. We thought by now this would have really ramped down, and it’s just become this persistent problem that seems to be getting worse.  http://enenews.com/senior-scientist-fukushima-problem-getting-worse-leaks-from-seem-to-be-stronger-were-back-to-where-we-just-cant-predict-how-long-and-how-much-is-coming-out-of-there-audio
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Phys.org, Aug. 28, 2013       
Surface (0-200m) of Cesium-137 concentrations (Bq/m3) by (a) April 2012, (b) April 2014 (c) April 2016 and (d) April 2021 — Hawaii seen in black square (SOURCE: Rossi, et al.)
 [Eddies and giant whirlpools] direct the radioactive particles to different areas along the US west coast. “Although some uncertainties remain around the total amount released and the likely concentrations that would be observed, we have shown unambiguously that the contact with the north-west American coasts will not be identical everywhere,” said Dr Vincent Rossi. “Shelf waters north of 45°N will experience higher concentrations during a shorter period, when compared to the Californian coast. […] The plume will be forced down deeper into the ocean toward the subtropics before rising up again along the southern Californian shelf.”  http://enenews.com/upi-fukushima-plume-to-hit-u-s-shores-early-next-year-will-see-measurable-increase-in-radioactive-material-study-prolonged-exposure-for-californian-coast-to-last-10-years-contamination-to
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Asahi Shimbun, Feb. 21, 2014: Tests by TEPCO indicated 240 million becquerels of beta-ray emitting radioactive substances per liter of water, including radioactive strontium, were contained in the water that leaked. […] As of Feb. 18, the volume of radioactive water stored in the 1,000 holding tanks at the plant totaled about 520,000 tons. Of that, 340,000 tons is highly radioactive, according to TEPCO.
Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds chief engineer, Feb. 20, 2014: […] This was an extraordinarily highly radioactive leak. They claim it didn’t run directly into the ocean but almost as bad it’s leaked into the ground water. And the ground water will get to the ocean shortly. So, It is just one more source that will definitely contaminate the ocean if not now – eventually. […] I think Tokyo Electric is pretending to be the victim of these problems instead of the perpetrator of these problems. They created this problem and they have a responsibility to make sure it doesn’t happen […] leaks on the site that never seem to stop. […] it went into the ground and is moving downward into the ground water, which will get to the ocean shortly. […] it is heading for the ocean anyway along with many other leaks. The site is going to bleed into the ocean for a hundred years. […] The isotopes that are in this tank is something called strontium 90, and it is a bone seeker that causes leukemia. And it stays in the environment for 300 years. […] They have contaminated the entire ground water underneath the site and eventually all of that water will move into the Pacific.  http://enenews.com/nhk-failure-at-fukushima-gundersen-extraordinarily-radioactive-leak-will-be-in-pacific-shortly-site-is-going-to-bleed-into-ocean-for-100-years
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Green Majority, 89.5 FM Toronto, December 6, 2013:
At 9:00 in
Gordon Edwards, nuclear expert and president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility: What happened in Fukushima […] was a series of explosions, four reactors exploded, and three of those reactors melted down — the molten fuel has gone right down into the ground […] There are about 300 tons of contaminated water every day going into the Pacific Ocean underground. That‘s because the cores of the reactors have melted into the ground, and now the groundwater is flowing underneath the reactors and it’s washing that radioactive material out into the Pacific Ocean at the rate of 300 tons per day. […] They have been pumping 400 tons of water from the surface down into the reactor cores and then pumping the contaminated water back up again […]
At 11:30 in
Edwards: All that contaminated water is just sitting there [in tanks] […] They found a pool of water beside the tank that was leaking, that pool of water — they measured the radiation levels — if a person stood beside that pool of water for 1 hour, they would die of radiation poisoning. So that’s how contaminated this water is. What’s causing the contamination is the fact that you have to cool the melted fuel and the melted fuel contains so much radioactive poison that that’s what gets into the water. This is the kind of thing that environmentalists are not realizing.        http://enenews.com/nuclear-expert-fukushima-reactor-cores-melted-down-ground-radioactive-material-being-washed-pacific-ocean-audio
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After 15 years of drinking milk your child will have had 37.5 million disintegrations of Sr-90 alone going on inside the bones–after having excreted 80% of it.
http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/canadas-land-of-milk-and-strontium-90/all/1/
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2-20-14     Life-destroying toxins intentionally engineered into the food supply
My lab has uncovered scientific proof that substances are intentionally formulated into dietary products to drive consumers mentally insane while causing widespread infertility, organ damage and a loss of any ability to engage in rational, conscious thinking. These toxic substances are being found across the entire food supply including in conventional foods, organic foods, “natural” products and dietary supplements.

This goes far beyond the mere contamination of foods with heavy metals — a subject which is grave all by itself. Rather, this is about the intentional formulation of toxic substances into products consumed by the masses on a regular basis.

The result is what you see unfolding around you right now: mass insanity, incredible escalations of criminality among political operatives, clinical insanity among an increasing number of mainstream media writers and reporters, widespread infertility in young couples, skyrocketing rates of kidney failure and dialysis patients, plus a near total loss of rational thinking among the voting masses.    http://www.naturalnews.com/043995_human_civilization_processed_food_stealth_war.html#%23ixzz2tunZskvo

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