Nothing like first-hand experience to affect one’s perception

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 1:30 am

I can see a future FoxNews or FoxBusiness “pundit” now… ”What does Japan know about affects of the atom anyway?”

What Ever Happened to Plain Old Apocalypse?

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 2:22 pm

Wherever we Americans look, the threat of apocalypse stares back at us.

Two clouds of genuine doom still darken our world: nuclear extermination and environmental extinction. If they got the urgent action they deserve, they would be at the top of our political priority list.

But they have a hard time holding our attention, crowded out as they are by a host of new perils also labeled “apocalyptic.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, one of the great ironic statements of all time

By: Friday January 10, 2014 1:30 am

Nothing is more productive than calling someone the “Great Satan” and then complaining the other side is too hostile.

Hollywood Producer Was Mossad Agent: Arnon Milchan Used Hollywood for Israeli Nuke Projects, Arms Dealing

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 6:17 pm

The revelations that Hollywood producer and chair of New Regency Films Arnon Milchan, the man behind Pretty Woman, Fight Club, LA Confidential, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, was a Mossad agent, a spy, and an arms dealer are just hitting the mainstream press, but in 2011, Joseph Gelman and Meir Doron wrote a book called Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycooon–Arnon Milchan.

Any Day We Step Back From War Is a Good Day

By: Monday November 25, 2013 7:50 am

President Obama did a very good thing here. He and his team deserve great credit for this move.

Fukushima Update

By: Monday October 28, 2013 3:16 pm

NYT is waking up to Fukushima. They’re starting to realize that Tepco definitely does NOT have things under control.

A minor little problem that will soon be brought to an end…

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 1:30 am

“No problem with nuclear power ever…why look at the Japanese”, says no one anymore. For not only is the Fukishima plant still leaking radioactive waste into the ocean, it’s providing stark and morbid evidence of the wonders of such efforts.

A Nuclear Free World

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 8:02 am

We’ve managed to outgrow or to come within sight of outgrowing cannibalism, slavery, blood feuds, duels, capital punishment, child labor, tar and feathering, the stocks and pillory, wives as chattel, the punishment of homosexuality, and listening to Rush Limbaugh. To various degrees, these practices — and many others — have been eliminated or reduced and stigmatized.

While the stupidest practice ever created — the mass killing known as war — remains, we’ve seen most of the world ban poison gas, land mines, cluster bombs, biological weapons, depleted uranium, napalm, white phosphorous, and other disgusting weaponry. But the worst weapon of all remains, and the treaty requiring its reduction and elimination is completely ignored.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ozzie Zehner, Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism

By: Saturday July 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Ozzie Zehner’s entrance into the energy and environment debate couldn’t come at a better, more appropriate time and neither could his book Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism. Published in 2012, it comes in the midst of increasing interest in the topic of tackling climate change from people of all walks of life.

Black Stuff Found Around Eastern Japan May Be Fukushima Nuclear Fuel

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 4:40 pm

We at SimplyInfo.org have reported extensively on the highly radioactive “black stuff” being found around eastern Japan, as far away as Tokyo. Citizens initially found the substance, usually concentrated in gutters and low spots. Some superficial analysis had been done on the substance, again by citizens. The government has refused to acknowledge the issue or publicly acknowledge testing of the substance.

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