Mar 122011
 

Japanese officials battling dual disasters raced against time Sunday to contain a potentially catastrophic failure at a nuclear plant while rescue workers battled a panorama of devastation to locate some of the more than 10,000 unaccounted for following Friday’s monster earthquake and tsunami.

A meltdown may be underway at one of Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear power reactors, an official with Japan’s safety agency said early Sunday local time, according to CNN.

However, the Japanese ambassador to the US, Ichiro Fujisaki, said on CNN, “we do not see any evidence of that (meltdown).”

~ Japan is not being forthright! ~JP

At the same time, AFP reported The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said Sunday the cooling system of a reactor at the plant was not working and risked a possible explosion.

It was not clear if this was the same reactor that was reported to possibly be in meltdown, which would mean a catastrophic failure of the reactor core that could lead it to spew out radiation.

Potentially complicating things more, Japan was hit by a 6.3-magnitude aftershock about 7:12 a.m. local time Sunday, with the epicenter of the tremor just 82 miles from Fukushima and its stricken reactor, the US Geological Survey said.

On Saturday, an explosion sent huge clouds of smoke billowing into the air at the Fukushima plant, triggering fears of a meltdown on the heels of the 8.9 earthquake – one of the largest in history – that spawned a 30-foot wall of water so ferocious it washed away whole towns.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN Nuclear watchdog, said it had been told by Japanese authorities that the explosion occurred outside the primary containment vessel. Four workers were reported injured in the explosion, it said.

Top government officials, announcing they would use seawater to attempt to cool the reactor, tried to reassure the nation.

“The latest explosion wasn’t of a kind that would come with a significant leakage of radiation,” Yukio Edano, the chief cabinet secretary, said at a news conference, The Wall Street Journal reported. “It’s our expectation that we can bring this nuclear-power plant under control, using this unprecedented step of filling the containment structure with seawater.”

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“Bring them home to the place they belong, Indiana!”

My friend and fellow Chicagoan – Warner Todd Huston

At least the GOP has been civil during this whole debate. This is not something that the wild-eyed, hatemongers on the left of the union thugs can say.

Well, here are some elected GOP officials in Indiana trying to lighten the mood a bit with a spoof on the old John Denver song “Take Me Home, County Road.”

The chorus of the Hoosier’s song goes: “Bring them home to the place they belong, Indiana!”

Great stuff.

Lyrics:


74 bring them home to the place they belong, Indiana, not Urbana, take them home 74

Pat Bauer, lost his mind, took his caucus, ran across state lines,

Right to work, PLA’s, bunch other stuff, made them run away.

Chorus:74, bring them home, to the place they belong, Indiana not Urbana take them home 74

School reform, was our plea rather than debate it, they all chose to flee

When they come back, time will tell, if they don’t, they can go to (bass slap)

Chorus:74 bring them home to the place they belong, Indiana, not Urbana, take them home 74

Unemployment, (inaudible) we got elected, stop acting like you won,

When they show up, you know who, just like Noah’s ark they come back two by two

Chorus:74 bring them home to the place they belong, Indiana, not Urbana, take them home 74

In the meantime, the Indiana State Police estimate that 8,000 protesters from several states descended on the state capitol.

Here is how many buses and where they were from:

* 60 buses from Indiana
* 48 uses from Illinois
* 7 buses from Kentucky
* 2 buses from Michigan
* 1 buss from Florida

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Mar 122011
 
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By Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

Last week, at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told Congress that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico “remained at an all-time high.” Salazar claimed: “In 2009 there were 116 rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, in 2010 in February, 120, in February 2011, 126.”

He was lying.

Energy Tomorrow blog reported:


Salazar’s numbers distort the true number of working rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Baker Hughes:

* Four days before the Deepwater Horizon accident there were 55 rotary rigs actually drilling offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
* On May 28, 2010, when the administration announced the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, there were 46 rotary rigs operating in the Gulf.
* Last week, 25 rotary rigs were operating in the Gulf of Mexico

Read more @ Gateway Pundit

* Bill Maher to Rep. Ellison: Koran Is a ‘Hate-Filled Holy Book’

Representative Keith Ellison was a guest on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ last night following his recent appearance at Rep. Peter Kings hearing on radical Islam in America. Ellison discussed his conversion to Islam stating an interest in “Social justice, Social Change” and “inclusion” as a cause of his conversion. Maher responded to all of this with a “Right on” followed by audience applause. Next however, Maher’s tone changed. Stating “Let me get to the part where you may not agree with me,” Maher called the threat from radicalized Muslims the greatest terrorist threat America faces and that the Qur’an is a “hate-filled holy book.”

~ Click image for Islam in Muhammad’s Own Words…

* Secret Service Tape from Reagan Assassination Attempt Released – Click play…


Another Sting: NPR Executive OKs Terror Money

An NPR fundraising executive said her organization would be willing to shield a would-be donor from a government audit by keeping the donor’s name anonymous, according to a series of surreptitiously recorded phone calls released Thursday by a conservative activist.

Betsy Liley, NPR’s senior director of institutional giving, made the comments to a man posing as a trustee of a fictitious Muslim charity, which the man had said had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egypt-based group that has suspected ties to terrorists.

SEE Videos: ~ Muslim Brotherhood Investigation

~ Click image…

Chris Matthews Sees Japan Earthquake an ‘Opportunity’ for Obama to Remind People He Was Born in Hawaii

Hundreds if not thousands of people are dead due to a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. But at least it gave Barack Obama an avenue to remind everyone he was born in Hawaii. That’s the silver lining for MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

“Was this sort of a good opportunity for the president to remind everybody that he grew up in the United States and Hawaii?”

–Click image for a good laugh…

* And That’s Why They Call It a Hellfire Missile …

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— News you WANT to read…Digital media & images- All in one spot!

~ Just Piper News Ticker… Look JUST to your right…

NOTE: When an image is present click on it for story…

AP – In this undated image made available in London by the Ministry of Defence, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker trains with his Military Working Dog, Theo, in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. The body of Lance Corporal Tasker, a dog handler with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps who was killed in a firefight with insurgents in Helmand Province is to be repatriated to Britain, Thursday March 10, 2011, along with Theo, his bomb-sniffing springer spaniel, who suffered a fatal seizure hours later at a British army base

— FOX UK Army Dog May Have Died From Broken Heart – LONDON – Liam and Theo were a team, fast friends doing a dangerous job — searching out roadside bombs laid by insurgents in Afghanistan.

ALSO SEE: [Chicago Breaking News] Dog tag stirs memory of father 40 years later…For about 40 years, the military dog tag that once rested on the chest of Navy Lt. (jg) William DeGroff was a lost treasure.

— Al Jazeera Launching English-Language Children’s Channel…Al Jazeera isn’t just news. Their next project? An English-language childrens’ edutainment network on American TV by 2012. {Will the show the ‘true’ indoctrination? I don’t think so}

–FOX Giffords Walks, Talks, Grins at Her Own Success…She can talk, even saying short sentences. With some help, she can walk. Her awareness has grown to the point that she knows she was shot.

13 Dead as Tour Bus Crashes, Flips in NYC…URGENT: Tour bus returning from casino overturns on highway in New York City, killing at least 13 people

— NFL Players File Antitrust Suit Against League as Owners Lock Out Players…WASHINGTON — Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country’s most popular sport in limbo Friday by breaking off labor negotiations hours before their contract expired. The union decertified; the league imposed a lockout.

* Why lockout may be imminent…click play…


— Heritage Court to DOJ: No More Stalling on Obamacare Lawsuit…The 11th Circuit just handed the Obama DOJ yet another defeat in the Obamacare litigation—this time related to how quickly the appeal will proceed. Readers of this blog know that the Obama DOJ has been attempting to slow walk its appeal of Judge Vinson’s ruling.

– [Chicago Breaking News] Huge crowds expected at Wisconsin pro-union rally…MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic and union leaders are expecting a huge crowd at a rally in the capital against a new Republican-sponsored law that drastically weakens the state’s public employee unions.

* Andrew Klavan: Behold! Your Public Sector Unions at Work

Everywhere you turn these days, your public sector unions are hard at work, protesting cutbacks to public sector unions. Andrew Klavan exposes the charming charm of your unionized civil servants.

– CFP EPA will raise gas prices…EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson asserted today that the Energy Tax Prevention Act “would increase our oil dependence by hundreds of millions of gallons”

—> RAPID RESPONSE Sen. Inhofe: EPA WILL RAISE GAS PRICES

* Near Record High Gas Prices Not About Unrest In Middle East – Consumer Watchdog’s Jamie Court discusses why the spike in gas prices – especially in California – has nothing to do with civil unrest, and everything to do with profiteering.

— CNN Money {JUST MUST Read} Johnson & Johnson’s drug problem – U.S. takes over three Tylenol plants…The government is taking over three Tylenol plants following a blizzard of drug recalls and a Food and Drug Administration criminal investigation into safety issues at the factories.

– CNBC Gross: Why Pimco Dumped Treasurys From Biggest Fund

– By Warner Todd Huston Obama Doubles Down on Socialist Appointee Democratic leadership has been reported to have “cooled” on support of Dr. Donald Berwick, Obama’s appointee to run Medicare and Medicaid. The Senate has decided not to take up Berwick’s appointment because of Berwick’s controversial, socialist ideology. But Barack Obama has doubled down on his support of the Euro-loving Doc and given Berwick another recess appointment despite his far left, out of touch policy ideas.

– Chuck Norris Public Education: Progressive Indoctrination Camps…Why should liberals want to change the public educational system when it is turning out the product they have been striving for years to produce?

* Why are YOU a Conservative? Answer below!

– AP Libyan rebels lose oil port, but vow to regroup – Rebels fighting to oust Moammar Gadhafi conceded Saturday that the regime had retaken a key oil port city and refinery and pushed the front line farther east, but they defiantly vowed to fight back as government forces gain strength.

–The DC The threat of homegrown terror is real…The threat of homegrown terror is real, as the terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas vividly illustrated.

Jamaat ul Fuqra Compounds in U.S.

Scattered across the United States, unknown to all but a handful of citizens, are 35 Islamic terrorist training compounds known as Muslims of America. Under the leadership of a radical Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, Muslims of America has thousands of devoted followers who are being groomed for HOMEGROWN JIHAD.

In never-before-seen video footage, the Christian Action Network exposes these dangerous terrorist compounds and reveals for the first time a secret training tape in which American Muslims are recruited to join one of the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare right here in America! They are called Soldiers of Allah and they are trained in explosives, kidnapping, murder, firing weapons, and guerilla warfare. They are told, Act like you are a friend, then kill him just like from the book.

Reference:

According to one member of Jamaat ul Fuqra participating in a paramilitary exercise at an Islamic center in New York, “we are getting ready…the Day of Atonement is close at hand.”

* New MOA Terror Training Video Exposed

— Is There an Islamberg near you?

ALSO SEE: Jamaat ul-Fuqra

IPT Data on Jamaat ul-Fuqra

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Destroyed oil tank at generating power plant in Minami Soma, Fukushima, northern Japan is pictured Saturday, March 12, 2011 after Japan’s biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

As the death toll climbs from the quake and tsunami, Japan addresses another crisis. JUST now per CNN, a large quake hit near a nuclear plant also.

Video : Local TV shows pictures of an explosion at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant

WAKI, Japan – An explosion at a nuclear power station Saturday destroyed a building housing the reactor, but a radiation leak was decreasing despite fears of a meltdown from damage caused by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, officials said.

Government spokesman Yukio Edano said the explosion destroyed the exterior walls of the building where the reactor is placed, but not the actual metal housing enveloping the reactor.

That was welcome news for a country suffering from Friday’s double disaster that pulverized the northeastern coast, leaving at least 574 people dead by official count.

– The concerns about a radiation leak at the nuclear power plant overshadowed the massive tragedy laid out along a 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) stretch of the coastline where scores of villages, towns and cities were battered by the tsunami, packing 23-feet (7-meter) high waves.

– Japan lies on the “Ring of Fire” — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching around the Pacific where about 90 percent of the world’s quakes occur, including the one that triggered the Dec. 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami that killed an estimated 230,000 people in 12 countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake that shook central Chile in February 2010 also generated a tsunami and killed 524 people.

WATCH Comments on this post throughout the day for Updates…

Japanese TV Coverage of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

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Explosion Occurs at Japanese Nuclear Plant

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