Thursday, January 2, 2014
Barry, My Liege :
There is much confusion in the world about the radiation from Fukushima.
Although two recent articles claim that there is no PRESENT danger from Fuksuhima radiation in California:
the fact remains that no government agency is considering future developments. At the least, it is the responsibility of the Government of the United States of America to create and publicize a radiation tracking and threat assessment program for radiation. Without a reliable source, we must rely on interweb hyperbole.
After an intense albeit limited search, my conclusion is that there are very few facts available to potential victims.
Since I live directly in the path of the moving radiation from Japan, I am led to use unverified statements and logic to plan future actions for my family.
In Chernobyl, the authorities did not alert the local population for several days. Those who went outside during the intense radiation mostly died within two years or developed severe cancers. Those who did not go outside mostly lived with no ill effects.
Sometime later, the military enforced an evacuation at gunpoint in selected areas. After the evacuation, there was looting, rioting and murder.
Ukrainian authorities acted without honor toward their population.
Tracking the movement of radiation is a confusing enterprise. First, there is not a standard method of measuring the amount of radiation or the level of harmful radiation.
Some instruments use CPM measurements which count the raw number of events of radiation per minute. A higher CPM indicates more radiation. A CPM of below 100 seems to indicate a background level of radiation - that is to say, 'just normal and no ill effects'.
Other instruments measure the amount of milli sieverts per hour of radiation. A level of 0.10 to 1.00 is considered normal as above.
The Fukushima event has released radiation both into the sea water and the air. Sea water radiation is the probable cause of highly unusual fish and sea mammal behavior in recent days. A United States Naval Vessel, the Ronald Reagan, has seen highly unusual events of cancers in its crew; the probable cause is the use of radioactive filtered seawater for cooking and bathing on the ship during its cruise to the Sea of Japan.
The radiation plume has moved from Japan to the Coast of California. Additional radiation is being released into the ocean daily.
Recently, clouds of steam were seen over the Fukushima site; the probable cause is additional meltdowns of nuclear material as the cooling systems continue failing.
These events have released additional radiation into the atmosphere. This additional radiation is moving toward California. Japanese authorities are incapable of controlling the site and are acting without honor toward their population.
Reports on this were obtained from a website wherein the former owner is serving a prison term for threatening federal judges about an unrelated ruling on handgun possession.
It is difficult to track the progress of this radioactive cloud since the Government of the United States of America has chosen to ignore the question.
An honorable government would track such an event similar to the method in which they track hurricanes.
This government is acting without honor toward the citizens of the West Coast of the United states of America.
Now, in order to survive in a confusing situation, I have taken a few steps.
Our household owns a geiger counter which measures in milli sieverts per hour. We measure at least once per day. So far, the levels have not approached 1.00.
We also own two rolls of plastic sheeting and several rolls of duct tape which can be used to seal windows, doors and electrical outlets when the radiation passes 1.00 milli sieverts.
I will order two face masks with the ability to protect against radiation inhalation. I have ordered a bottle of potassium iodide pills; they are supposed to prevent the absorption of radioactivity into the thyroid gland. That should reduce the likelihood of thyroid cancer. Unofficial reports are that the United States Government has recently ordered millions of these tablets.
Our house has iron bars on the windows and doors. My shotgun is loaded and in easy reach. In my city, celebratory gunfire for New Year’s Eve was mostly from automatic weapons.
We track radiation movements daily using two websites. One website [http://radiationnetwork.com/DetailMaps.htm] records unadjusted geiger counter readings from several locations every five minutes on a map. It records raw CPM readings.
A second website [http://www.netc.com/] tracks radiation in some manner which I have not yet deciphered. But, it does have a news stream with relevant articles.
We are actively considering some unannounced visits to relatives in areas far from the ocean if the readings exceed the danger levels.
Happy New year, My Liege.
Your faithful servant,
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Barry, My Liege :
Between the time of posting this comment [approximately 5.00 pm PST 12.31.13] and now [approx 8.00 pm PST 12.31 13] the story linked below has been deleted from the web site. This posting comment generated higher than average traffic.
You may conclude what you wish.
I conclude that the government of the United States of America is more concerned about the profits of the nuclear power industry than the safety of the citizens of California, of which I and my family are members. We are abandoned to fend for our selves with no assistance from our elected representatives.
I am ashamed.
Are you ashamed?
It is the responsibility of the Government to protect its citizens from harm. If the government cannot protect its citizens, then it has the absolute obligation to notify its citizens of the scale and scope of any impending danger and what actions the citizens may take to protect themselves.
You, My Liege, are failing both responsibilities.
Since you have not addressed the question, it is time for Senator Barbara Boxer, Representative Nancy Pelosi and Governor Jerry Brown to step up and take actions.
If none of the government can protect us, then it is time to take what steps we can to protect ourselves, remove the current government and create a new government which will fulfill its basic obligations.
Credible forecasts predict that California will see lethal radiation in two days.
Here is the link : http://www.turnerradionetwork.com/news/156-mjt [THIS IS THE LINK THAT NO LONGER WORKS]
Here's what the story said - "BREAKING NEWS ***** URGENT ***** -- (TRN http://www.TurnerRadioNetwork.com/ ) -- Residents of Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan should EVACUATE THE CITY IMMEDIATELY due to lethal radiation levels occurring there right now. According to the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center (NETC), radiation levels in that city, which have averaged a level of 225 per hour over the last three months, have skyrocketed to 21,000 per hour. This level of radiation is extremely dangerous and potentially lethal. It is likely to reach the U.S. west coast in two days."
Here are the necessary measures :
Step # 1 : Nationalize the nuclear power industry. It is clear that for-profit companies WILL NOT take necessary safety precautions. It is equally clear that regulation of these companies to enforce safety is a failure.
Step # 2 : After ensuring that all safety measures are taken, all nuclear power plants should be closed.
Step # 3 : Publicly monitor and track the radioactive cloud as it crosses the Pacific.
Step # 4 : Notify citizens of the likely impact's severity, location and times.
Step # 5 : Provide evacuation plans and facilities.
Step # 6 : Declare a State of Emergency and Martial Law if necessary.
Step # 7 : Resign your office and participate in the creation of a new government structure that will take its responsibilities to citizens above the policy of maximizing private profits.
FYI - My wife lived through Chernobyl. I am not making this up.
Your frightened servant,