New Fukushima Report: “Devil’s Chain Reaction” Could Wipe Out Tokyo

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 4:43 pm

A new independent report on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster reveals that Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan feared events following the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami would require the evacuation of Tokyo.


Japan: Tap Water in Tokyo Too Radioactive for Infants

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 8:40 am

This is the first time I’ve seen Japanese officials admit that any radiation existed above recommended levels, if only for infants. Older children and adults are supposedly OK. In fact, they’re still trying to say that any water consumed prior to this point by babies is fine. But they are cautioning against it now because of the presence of cancer-causing radioactive iodine. And that’s in Tokyo – 150 miles from Fukushima.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James Bradley, The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War

By: Sunday March 7, 2010 2:00 pm

Ever wonder about why Imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? Or why they became imperial in the first place? It’s all here in The Imperial Cruise, and it all points to America’s own “Rough Rider,” Teddy Roosevelt.

Perhaps you thought “waterboarding” started in Iraq. It was really the Spanish-American War in 1898. Massacres in Vietnam? There was precedent here too. Photos in the book.

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