Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Professor Lockwood is a real person

EDITOR:

I wish to address just one item from Mr. Garon’s recent letter to the Mountain Democrat. He took issue with Mr. Weitzman’s inclusion of Professor Mike Lockwood as support for his position. Mr. Garon sarcastically stated that there is no Professor Lockwood and that Mr. Weitzman should do more research before making such statements. In just 15 seconds of doing a search for Professor Michael Lockwood I found that he is indeed a Professor of Space Environment Physics at Reading College in England and he is also the Director of Research at that institution. He has written several papers in 2012 regarding the effect of our sun on climate change on Earth. His specialty is solar science. I regret that I do not know if he plays the guitar.

Perhaps Mr. Garon should take his own advice and do some further research before making statements that are inaccurate.

RANDY ZIGELHOFER
Placerville

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  • The real down with LibsJanuary 15, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Randy. Yes, John Garon could do research, and find the truth but he won't. He will just continue to make inaccurate statements because without inaccurate statements there would be no John Garon.

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  • EvelynJanuary 15, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    John Garon did not state "that there is no Professor Lockwood". Rather, he asked about Lockwood's credentials/specialty. Turns out, Michael Lockwood is Professor of Space Environment Physics, University of Reading (UK). 55 of his publications (2008 - 2013) can be found HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 15, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Ahh!!! I see that all I've done is confirm/duplicate what Randy Zigelhofer wrote.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 4:50 am

    Mother goose also told us the earth was 13 billion years old. Hey! diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 5:35 am

    You could fill an encyclopedia with the number of ways the global warming fraud is fleecing the American people. One of the most obvious ways is the extra 2 bucks a gallon for we pay for gas. Without the global warming fraud gas would be $1.50/gal. My question for the pseudo-compassionate left is who does that harm the most? It harms the middle class and the poor, those who can least afford it and those who are trying to keep their heads above water. It has become a transfer of wealth calculated in the trillions. Perpetuated by a fraud and swallowed whole by some of the biggest suckers ever produced by the human race.

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 5:59 am

    UN climate chief calls for $1 TRILLION pa clean energy investment - HERE (Christiana Figueres, UN climate chief, is an economist who has Al Gore's permission to peddleAn Inconvenient Truth. Seriously.)

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 6:10 am

    MEANWHILE . . . "Why Obama Won’t Admit Fukushima Radiation is Poisoning Americans…Connecting the Dots" - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 6:13 am

    "New development at Fukushima, “Essentially entire plant has a gamma ray haze over it… a haze of radioactive particles” — Tepco: It’s impossible to stop, using more shielding won’t help (AUDIO)" - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:04 am

    “They’re All Gone”: Shock as sardines vanish off California — Fishermen didn’t find a single one all summer — Scientist: This is about the entire Pacific coast… Canada, Mexico, U.S. — NOAA: We don’t know why; The young aren’t surviving - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:06 am

    "Radiation? Seals, Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Stars, Turtles, King and Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Anchovies and Sardines In The Western Part of North America All Suffering Mysterious Diseases At the Same Time" - HERE: Is Fukushima Decimating Wildlife in the Western Portion of North America?

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:21 am

    "Contaminated Japanese rivers unleash 'perennial supply' of radiation into Pacific Ocean" - HERE: But it is not just the Pacific Ocean that is suffering as a result of constant contamination from Fukushima. A similar study published earlier in the year in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity found that irrigation waters, paddy fields and lakes are all being poisoned by the runoff from Fukushima. (Rice, anyone?)

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 17, 2014 - 10:37 am

    Evelyn, here is an eye-glazer. But if you should summons the time and determination to wade through it you will discover that Fukushima's contribution to the normal background radiation levels is nearly zero. ~~~ LINK - Evaluation of radiation doses and associated risk from the Fukushima nuclear accident to marine biota and human consumers of seafood

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:22 am

    LINK - Sardines and anchovies cycle with climate

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 8:07 am

    Phil, what would the wacko's be declaring if we had the glacier activity today that carved out Yosemite? If it weren't for global warming Yosemite would still be full of ice.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:05 am

    Gamma-Ray Haze above Placerville ~~~ LINK - The Fermi Gamma-Ray Haze from Dark Matter Annihilations and Anisotropic Diffusion

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  • upinsmokeJanuary 17, 2014 - 8:19 am

    Dude!!! I seenat at yuno the drive in.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 7:59 am

    http://skeptoid.com/blog/2013/10/28/more-fukushima-scaremongering-debunked/

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 8:14 am

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/11/16/fukushima-radiation-in-pacific-tuna-is-equal-to-one-twentieth-of-a-banana/

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 8:15 am

    http://deepseanews.com/2014/01/is-the-sea-floor-littered-with-dead-animals-due-to-radiation-no/

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 17, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Who cares? We're talking about ONE guy in the 3 percent minority who thinks it's a hoax. I bet we can also find a few doctors who think it's beneficial to drink a cap of drano a day. The facts are in: the vast majority of scientists around the world believe climate change in man-made.

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  • Argumentum ad populumJanuary 17, 2014 - 9:19 am

    If many believe so, it is so.

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  • Argumentum ad populumJanuary 17, 2014 - 9:21 am

    Premise: Most people believe A. Conclusion: Therefore A must be true. Premise: Most people disagree with B. Conclusion: Therefore B is false.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 9:47 am

    If there is a consensus on global warming among climatologist, the consensus is skepticism. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/02/13/peer-reviewed-survey-finds-majority-of-scientists-skeptical-of-global-warming-crisis/

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 10:02 am

    . . . and, yet, science is a matter of evidence, not consensus. (I think we agree on this.) Cookie: Thank you for your useful Fukushima-related links. Your 7:59am is by a Mike Rothschild, who says of himself that he is "a graduate of the University of Iowa and is available for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs." I can't find any other background info on him. Anyway . . . for me, the jury is out on Fukushima. I am hoping your more optimistic take proves correct.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 10:19 am

    Eve!yn, I am always hesitant to buy into the scaremongering. The Pacific Ocean is 187 quintillion gallons or 187,189,915,062 billion gallons of water. There is no good news about the nuclear release from Japan but will it kill us all? I don't think so. Just like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Compared to the size of body of water it was equivalent to a couple of quarts of oil in Lake Tahoe. The ocean is this planet's liver and digests everything that gets in its way.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 17, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Cookie, put another way - Every bit of the nuclear fuel at Fukushima existed in one form or another scattered round-about across the earth's crust and was . . . uncontained . . . free to wash into the ocean . . . and . . . there are still magnitudes of ten quantities of radioactive material still uncontained . . . loose in the earth's crust . . . just waiting to jump out and KILL US ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . . . HELP!!!!!

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    Phil, you just like saying Fukushima... LOL!!! Sum Ting Wong.. Wi Tu Lo..... HOLY fuq.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 9:55 am

    I notice how you abandoned your fraudulent claim of a 97% majority and replaced it with a 3% minority.... That is freekin hysterical. Hey, since you are a "prosecutor", how would the man-made global warming fraud stand up in a court of law? At what point in the trial would you seek to dismiss the global warming charge and pursue climate change? How would you have the evidence of thousands of climate change events prior to man's activities thrown out as inadmissible? Would you object to the reversal in global temps over the last 15 years confounding all predictions?

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 17, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Jesus, you are lost Cook. Face it, you're in the minority and you're not even a scientist. End of debate.

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  • cookie65January 18, 2014 - 6:41 am

    You are trapped trying to debate science with emotion. You bought into a complete fraud with all your emotions and have never questioned it. You try and defend it but you can't. The reason you believe in the global warming fraud is because you were told to. You aren't even aware of just how pathetic you make yourself out to be. You have even had to change the subject to over population. If you cannot defend what you believe then why do you believe it? You have no intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, or discernment. You are just a lemming. You just keep repeating the same nonsense. You need to talking points. I am attempting to cause you to think. Something that the religious following of the global warming fraud tend to have little experience with. Embarrassed for you.

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  • MartinJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:23 am

    Think about this if you removed science no buddy would even know that our world was falling apart, life would go on as it has for the past millennium. If it weren’t for science we wouldn’t have endangered species taking over all of our land, no one would know that they were endangered; life would go on just as it has for the past millennium. Just a thought

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  • Why is this so hard to understand?January 17, 2014 - 9:21 am

    Harley do you read?

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 17, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Sure I read. Just not the wacky sites you subscribe to. I don't need anymore computer viruses.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 10:08 am

    *Correction*, just not anything that doesn't tell you what you want to be told. When reading only adds to your ignorance, what exactly is the point?

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  • rose coloredJanuary 17, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Cookie Do You need glasses?

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

    There's none so blind as those who will not see.

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 17, 2014 - 10:13 am

    Cookie... You just don't get it. I'm done arguing with a chimp.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 10:20 am

    Going to take your kookaid and go home?

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 17, 2014 - 10:37 am

    LOL!

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 17, 2014 - 10:36 am

    The basis for "Scientific Research" is to present your Hypothesis, prove it and then pass it around to the rest of the scientific community so they can COME UP WITH THE SAME RESULTS..... No one else can come up with the same conclusions as Professor Lockwood.... It's not a conspiracy... It's science.... If 200 scientist can't come up with the same results, it's time for Lockwood to go back tot he drawing board.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 10:52 am

    dinky, you don't even understand the scientific process. It is NOT to present your Hypothesis, prove it and then pass it around to the rest of the scientific community so they can COME UP WITH THE SAME RESULTS. The process is not to "prove" a hypothesis, something that in science is virtually impossible. The process and objective is to DISprove a hypothesis. There are mountains of evidence that disprove the man-made global warming fraud which gets totally ignored because of political and monetary motivation and instead only tiny bits of cherry picked evidence is only considered. When Einstein proposed his theory of relativity the entire scientific community around the world set out to DISPROVE it. What a tool.

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:45 am

    And where does Lockwood stand in this "Mountain" of evidence???????

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Dink: You ask where Prof. Lockwood stands in the "Mountain" of evidence. HERE are his scientific publications for the last 6 years. Have a look. I would put my money on a Meteorologist (Space Environment Physics) way ahead of a UN-appointed economist.

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  • annoyedJanuary 17, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Harley Ryan, why would you become so upset as to call someone a chimp? Could someone show the corroborating evidence that show's a study proving 97% of scientist agree that global warming is attributed to man? I remember when Al Gore first said it, and people laughed. Now those that believe CO2 emissions caused by man are directly attributed to Earths warming always fall back to 97% agree. The scientific evidence that Al Gore used was a students masters thesis. Point of question, does anyone know this Harley Ryan?

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 17, 2014 - 10:48 am

    LOL. Allow me to introduce myself. I just retired to El Dorado Hills from Ventura County. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm not a scientist. But I'm willing to accept the position of 97 percent of them with regard to this topic. It's been proven that the minority naysayers within the scientific community have ties to big oil. I guess it wasn't all that professional to call the Cookie Monster a chimp. I apologize. But I do think he's had way too many pot cookies.

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 11:00 am

    OOOOOOO!!! BIG oil..... Emotion is not science. HOW you feel is meaningless. Show me one time in earth's history where life was threatened or extinction occurred because of warming. You can't.... But you can site it repeatedly when the earth was too cold. So the question becomes do the doom and gloomers have you afraid of the single thing that causes life to flourish? Yes they do....

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  • cookie65January 17, 2014 - 11:14 am

    You know what could help you substantially? Go take a geology class and learn how all that carbon got in the ground in the first place. Here is a hint. It was in the atmosphere and we know by the evidence that when it has been in the atmosphere life was excessive on this planet. That is how it became trapped in the ground. It cycles just like everything else on this planet. I am dumbfounded at how ignorant some people CHOOSE to be. Coal is formed from the remains of vegetation that grew as long as 400 million years ago. The reason it is full of carbon is because it absorbed it from the atmosphere... ever hear of photosynthesis? How much vegetation to do figure had to exist in order to create the billions and billions and billions of tons of coal trapped in the ground? Sounds like all that carbon in the air was good for food production and life in general. How much vegetation would it require to feed a few dozen Brachiosaurus'? The dots are all there for you to connect, quit listening to the propaganda and letting others tell you what to believe.

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:25 am

    It's nothing to do with emotions. It's facts. And it has to do with exponential population growth..think about it.

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:26 am

    CLIMATE CHANGE - "The Science is Settled": Even today (100 years after Einstein's radical concept), the Theory of Relativity remains . . . a THEORY.

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  • R SmithJanuary 17, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    At least big oil produces something we all use and cannot do without. Al Gore only produces BS and income for himself that we can all do without.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:17 am

    Ventura County....we just read where a precedent in court has been set in LA --against the development groups for lying. In the article it stated that the people that have been there forever are moving away because of the High density plans--that they dont want. So how do you feel--seeing it happen here in this county--more "false" projected numbers on population--that are being used to drive building. It has been shown there is actually a decline in population in LA...as some have foreseen here in this county....because of the economy and focus on "business' instead of the employee and consumer. People moved here for the rural--yet they really dont defend it...what side will you be on. Tell these people what real numbers in the homeless population look like. People here are very upset with their couple of hundred...Ventura, La...have thousands.

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  • Harley RyanJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:32 am

    I agree. The Southland has changed dramatically with exponential development. It slowed in recent years but is now starting to pick up again. The attitude has always been build build build and later the newly housed businesses are non-sustainable. I think Red Hawk was the beginning of the nail being pounded into our coffin here. More traffic up the hill will translate to more development over the next 10 years, whether we like it or not. My projection is that the Shingle Springs Road intersection will look very much like El Dorado Hills Blvd.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Mr. Ryan...sometimes emotions do come in. Save Hollywood is one of the groups that just helped win in LA....the judge not only threw the "false" population numbers out--but now the development groups have to relook at all the other recent plans done. It was the passion behind the group (and money) that they were able to win...a small win--but a win. I believe the groups here--such as Save the County--have the same passion to keep El Dorado "rural" as possible. The people of Shingle Springs are just another example of "passion" ...emotion is very important--alongside facts. Anyway--you have a great day.

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Anyone see how bad the air is in CHINA?..... on a bad day LA is around 98 micrograms per cubic meter ........ Today 671 micrograms per cubic meter at 4 a.m. before they day began ....... How's their "I don't see nothing" policy working for them?

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    Dink: micrograms of what? I absolutely agree that there is industrial pollution, toxic waste, etc. But oxygen, carbon dioxide & water vapor, for example, are NOT on this list of 200+ Hazardous Air Pollutants (Clean Air Act).

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 12:19 pm

    P.S. Cleaning the air we breathe of industrial pollutants would be good for our health and certainly is advisable. But that is not what "climate change" is about.

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    FINALLY: Measurements recorded in micrograms (or any other fraction of a gram) would be (I think!) measurements of WEIGHT. Micrograms (pertaining to air pollution) would be specific to particulate matter. To the best of my knowledge, oxygen, water vapor & carbon dioxide are not considered particulate matter.

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 17, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    Evelyn: I am stunned at your passion to argue for letting "Dirt" "Trash" "garbage" to continue to be thrown up in the air.... Have you SEEN pictures of China? A 12-year-old girl with Lung Cancer.... I never thought you were one of those with a "So-What?" attitude. Lockwood is ONE man and One Researcher..... Would you trust your medicine from ONE Doctor? and NO other doctor to duplicate the results?........ And what is this about the UN?..... The UN is NOT a COUNTRY!...... It's a Group of Countries..... Just like McClintock is NOT "Congress"..... He's only a Member of Congress...... I don't know where this paranoia came from about the UN....... Here are some Scientist that have done research and their WORK has been DUPLICATED....... Kevin Anderson and Alice Bows-Larkin of the influential Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in England .............. Saleemul Huq, a Bangladeshi-born scientist with International Institute for Environment and Development ............... Patrick Bond director of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban .............. They get together EVERY YEAR.... and talk about their RESULTS.... Just like the Medical Community does when talking about research on Cancer........ Real Science.....

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Dink: Halt! There seems to be a misunderstanding. I definitely am NOT making the argument your first line indicates. Sorry, but my energy reserves are exhausted and I don't have the oomph to try and sort things out.

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 17, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    One more point Evelyn:..... Doing research on Patrick Bond the director of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban....... He reported on BANKS and big money such as the KOCH Brothers' CATO INSTITUTE...... and guess whose name popped up..... bought and paid for? Yes, your right..... Lockwood..... Surprise, surpise...

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 17, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    LINK - Take a break, Dink

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  • James E.January 17, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    Phil, you referred to radiation coming out of the ground and yelled HELP. I recommended you duck and cover. Remember in the 4th grade when you ducked and covered under a wood desk that would protect you from the blast and radiation. Boy, did they sell us a bill of goods.

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 17, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    James, you have this REALLY IRRITATING habit of transporting your thoughts from the thread you are reading and dropping your response, with zero context, into the jumble at Comments used as chat board thread. Stop it!!!

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  • PatriceJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:39 pm

    You are too funny. You are the most guilty of using this site as a nonsensical chat board. You in a bad mood baby boy?

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  • cookie65January 18, 2014 - 7:47 am

    Phil, have you seen some of the latest discoveries? Google Earth... http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/01/15/newly-discovered-wonders-world/

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Cookie, thanks. - Here's one for you. Mars rover Opportunity took a picture on day 3528 and again on day 3540 of the same ground in front of the rover. On day 3540 a new rock appeared ~~~ ART BELL WHERE ARE YOU??? ~~~ LINK - Mystery rock appears in front of Mars rover

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:56 am

    LINK - sol3528

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:57 am

    PRESTO! ~~~ new rock on Mars! ~~~ LINK - sol3540

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  • cookie65January 18, 2014 - 9:58 am

    Phil, looks like man's activity on Mars is changing the climate. Butterfly effect.

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  • R.J. CarterJanuary 17, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    The "Comments used as chat board" thread has definitely run it's course.....It takes so long just to load it's not worth even posting there any longer.....I say stick it in the airlock, push the little red button, and jettison it like junk out into cold dark cyberspace.....

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    RJ: I have the same problem with our "Chat Blog" and suggest we shop around for another thread to attach ourselves to. A couple weeks ago there was an LTE that was a great deal of fun 'cause nobody could figure out what the heck it was about. Wish I could remember the Title or the Author. Phil might remember. He's good at that sort of thing!

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  • EvelynJanuary 17, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    RJ / James E / Phil / Fran / Dee#1 / Everybody: I found it!!! How about moving over HERE?

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  • James E.January 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Phil, I'm so sorry that I've irritated you. Cough, cough.

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  • T-RayJanuary 17, 2014 - 9:05 pm

    For the AGW crowd, let me explain why some of us are skeptical about academic claims pushed by avowed environmentalists. Back in the ‘80s an academic research group in Denver did a study on adding oxygenates to fuel to reduce emissions. It worked in a fashion. In the ‘80s there were still a lot of ‘60s to early ‘80s carburated conventional ignition cars on the road that were in some state of detuning. The oxygenates aided these older detuned cars. It was sold as such, as way to clean up the older fleet of vehicles. The environmentalist pushed this through the EPA resulting in the reformulated fuels requirements of 1995, a full decade later. By this time the character of the national fleet had changed with newer cars being injected and computer controlled thus keeping their tuned state. The 1995 regulations also reduced the benzene content and Reid vapor pressure of the fuel, more significant improvements in the fuels antipollution properties. To meet these requirements, refiners chose to add methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) since it could be made from petroleum. They designed and built, at no small expense, the necessary equipment. During this implementation period there were a few lonely voices saying beware. The cure could be worse than the disease. Oxygenates reduce mileage. Partially burned MTBE is emitted as formaldehyde. MTBE could poison ground water… But academic consensus said that oxygenates in fuel were good so we went full steam ahead. By 2000, it was clear that MTBE was a bad actor and Gov. Davis, a plus for him, fought to remove it from gasoline. He also fought to have all oxygenates removed from gasoline since there was no evidence that they were effective in modern engines. The environmentalist fought back. This had been a great victory and there would be no retreat. Besides the substitute for MTBE was alcohol which we make from “green” corn. So to this day we have a component in our gasoline that reduces mileage, contributes nothing to the reduction of engine emissions, costs more than straight gasoline, ruins our small engines, raises our food costs, and is marginal or negative with respect to CO2 reduction. So is the AGW crowd a herd of buffalo stampeding to new pasture or a herd of lemmings? Before stampeding with the herd, listen to the often lonely voices that are raising the difficult questions. If you can’t answer these difficult questions, then maybe it is time to stop and look at the big picture.

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:51 am

    It's interesting what happens when one starts digging, and, to the extent possible, putting aside established beliefs & prejudices. Yesterday Dink asked (I'm rephrasing) what Prof. Michael Lockwood believes (presumably, about climate change). Having spent a limited amount of time checking Prof. Lockwood's work, I'm concluding something rather humorous as pertains to this ENTIRE conversation. (1) Aside from the fact Lockwood actually exists and is prominent in his field, John Garon should have welcomed Lockwood's work; Lockwood does not reject anthropogenic global warming. A 2012 publication of his is summarized thus: "The best estimates of the solar influence on the global mean air surface temperature show relatively small effects when compared to human-induced changes." (2) However, Lockwood has published extensively on the impact of solar activity. (3) Lockwood is tied in with the United Nations IPCC.

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  • cookie65January 18, 2014 - 9:13 am

    Eve!yn, speaking of solar activity.... The "experts" are baffled. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25771510

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 9:58 am

    The experts ARE baffling!

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  • down with libsJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:59 am

    Wait wait Cookie I'm gettiing confused again. (like I did on the thread with that libtard Daley). Forget about the economist. Why do we believe that a meteoroligst knows more than 97% of scientists? I'm trying to keep up with my hero but I keep getting confused!

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  • annoyedJanuary 18, 2014 - 11:54 am

    Could anyone who uses the statement 97% of all scientist agree, show me the data? Who performed the poll? dinky, garon, so.cal. harley?

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  • cookie65January 18, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    The same exact people who would make the claim that "scientists KNOW"... No such lingo exists in science.

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  • EvelynJanuary 18, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    "Ice Core Analysis Shows Fastest Decline in Solar Activity for 10,000 Years" - HERE: Professor Mike Lockwood, a space environment physicist at Reading University UK has studied ice cores going back tens of thousands of years.

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  • cookie65January 18, 2014 - 6:48 pm

    Eve!yn, there is evidence of previous "polar vortex" events that didn't subside. The fully intact Wooly Mammoths found encapsulated in ice. Global warming is a welcome event to any one who has even the slightest understanding of this planet's climate history. We exist in a universe where the normal temp is –459.67 degrees F fully dependent on a fluctuating heat source 92 955 807.3 miles away. Just how stupid would have to be in order to allow yourself to be convinced that warm is bad?

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  • annoyedJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    I suppose the cheerleader's for man made global warming are looking at it as an opportunity to work the the field of global atmospheric management. http://belfercenter.hks.harvard.edu/publication/2397/leading_while_keeping_in_step.html?breadcrumb=%2Fexperts%2F153%2Fedward_parson%3Fback_url%3D%252Fpublication%252F2893%252Fequal_measures_and_fair_burdens%26back_text%3DBack%2520to%2520publication I honestly thought I made it up.

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  • cookie65January 19, 2014 - 4:28 am

    Leftism creates nothing and produces nothing. It is fully dependent on confiscating wealth created by the free market. The need to continually invent ways to fleece the producers in order to fund leftism is the lifeblood of leftism. Fear mongering is the simplest and most effective way to continue the theft. It requires an abundance of useful idiots and there is no shortage of those. Who would have ever believed the chicken little syndrome could be so profitable? algore has lined his pockets upwards of a half billion dollars telling people the earth is in peril while his personal carbon footprint equals that of several dozen families. What is the potential for regulatory control over people when mythology such as global atmospheric management is the objective?

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  • cookie65January 19, 2014 - 6:42 am

    Eve!yn, out of the articles I posted regarding Fukushima the one from Deep sea news was extremely fascinating if you get the chance to read the it. It discusses the "large and episodic pulses of marine snow". Referring to them as "large blizzards". In between these episodes food is scarce for deep sea life. So they are dependent on plankton blooms dying off and sinking to the sea floor. The foremost theory on the creation of crude oil is based on massive plankton blooms absorbing the abundance of CO2 from the atmosphere prior to sinking and becoming trapped under mountains of sediment transforming it into what we now find. The fact that both these massive about of plankton and an over abundance of CO2 existed simultaneously is another inconvenient truth to the global warming fraud. http://deepseanews.com/2014/01/is-the-sea-floor-littered-with-dead-animals-due-to-radiation-no

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:55 am

    Good morning, cookie. On Friday I did in fact look at your three postings prior to my 10:02 am. Thanks!

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 7:49 am

    "Navy Sailor: Crew members lost control of their bowels after Fukushima radiation exposure, as skin rashes developed; “It was a real big problem” — Congress signs bill making military conduct health survey " - HERE

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  • cookie65January 19, 2014 - 8:49 am

    I have read both links and found nothing mentioned about any officers being effected. Curious???

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:08 am

    Cookie: Derived from the Military Times link in the 1st paragraph: " A request for a report from the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs on medical conditions and the prevention, treatment and care given to sailors who believe they were exposed to radiation while serving on the carrier USS Ronald Reagan following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan."

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 7:51 am

    "Toll Mounts Among U.S. Sailors Devastated by Fukushima Radiation" - HERE

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  • cookie65January 19, 2014 - 8:07 am

    Eve!yn, have you seen anything on radioactive Hawaii? I haven't. I guess it would interrupt the tourist trade. I did a quick search and it led me to another article from Deep Sea News. There is a map that you may have seen online that claims it is the spread of nuclear radiation when in fact it is a map of the tsunami. http://deepseanews.com/2013/11/true-facts-about-ocean-radiation-and-the-fukushima-disaster/

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 19, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Cookie, VERY HELPFUL link . . . but . . . for those who seek out and post we're-all-going-to-die-from-Fukushima-radiation alarmist disinformation - for those sorts - you're pitching $hit against the tide and you're pi$$ing into the wind.

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  • cookie65January 19, 2014 - 8:42 am

    Phil, this is the source of the "we're all going to die" news. http://www.nukefree.org/

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:03 am

    At this point I'm unwilling to assume that all 51 sailors who served aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in the immediate aftermath of Fukushima (subsequently diagnosed with various medical problems) are dupes (or accomplices) of NukeFree.org. As for DeepSeaNews.com, their credentials are uncertain. HERE is one of their 7 primary writers, Dr. Holly Bik.

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:38 am

    Cookie: No, I haven't seen anything on a "radioactive Hawaii". However, THIS article (West Coast of North America to Be Hit Hard by Fukushima Radiation) says "The University of Hawaii’s International Pacific Research Center created a graphic showing the projected dispersion of debris from Japan" and shows the graphic. It goes on to say "Last year, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences showed that radiation on the West Coast of North America could end up being 10 times higher than in Japan."

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:20 am

    MAY, 2012 - “Absolutely Every One” – 15 Out of 15 – Bluefin Tuna Tested In California Waters Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:50 am

    "Previously-Secret 1955 Government Report Concluded that Ocean May Not Adequately Dilute Radiation from Nuclear Accidents" - HERE

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  • MartinJanuary 19, 2014 - 9:38 am

    97% signed a letter saying that the population contributes to CO2, didn’t say that it is the cause of global warming.

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  • Our planet needs a hugJanuary 19, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    Martin, you are correct but I wanted a pro-global warming person to show me a study, because there isn't one. Just something they've heard and taken as a fact through consensus.. Humans and all living organisms produce CO2 every time we exhale. However It's not the only or even a primary source of CO2. That would be volcanoes and natural seepage out of the ground. With out CO2 nothing living would exist. But if the fascist can accomplish consensus that humans are destroying the planet by exhaling, how long before their obvious solution is to reduce humans to a pre-industrial population?

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 19, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    NOAA's report -- [http://www.noaa.gov/climate.html] ..... Intergovernmental Panel - IPCC - 5th report [http://www.ipcc.ch/] ...... and Department of Energy, NASA and that awful EPA filed all their reports on [http://www.globalchange.gov/] ..... If you would like to see MORE reports....Loxkwood's reports are cited on the CATO Insititute's websites and ALEC's website.... Just Google KOCH Brothers and "Oil Companies" ..... You'll find it....

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  • MartinJanuary 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    this is interesting "When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a "huge discrepancy" between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are". http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-data-blow-gaping-hold-global-warming-alarmism-192334971.html

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 19, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    And this is what makes science so interesting. They don't walk in lock step. ....... When they are working on a project and they use the same basic facts, they might get some discrepancies. ......... That's why they send papers to each other, recording what they did and what the found [Scientific Journals] ......... They went to CONFERENCE at Warsaw last Nov. and discussed these issues........ Science is comparing notes and findings and learning (That's how they learned about the Genome -- The Nobel prize winners were scientist that compared NOTES.) ..... Lockwood needs to work with OTHER scientists ...... Not the CATO Institute's [Koch Industries] propaganda machine....

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  • annoyedJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:11 pm

    dinky could you answer my question?

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  • cookie65January 19, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    No, dink will not answer your question. He may however accuse you of wanting to starve little children, poison the universe and pull the ears off of little baby rabbits. He deserves an award for intellectual dishonesty.

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  • cookie65January 19, 2014 - 6:12 pm

    dinky, do you have a calculator? When you use it to add 2+2 what answer does it give you? How often does it give you that answer? Does your calculator actually know that 2+2=4 or is it programed to give you that answer? Could you program a calculator to give you 5 as the answer to 2+2? How do computer models give the results that they give? Climate computer modeling is more profitable than the windows operating system for computers.

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  • cookie65January 19, 2014 - 6:29 pm

    dinky, take a piece of graph paper and a couple of your crayons and draw a couple of squiggly hockey stick looking lines across it and see if you can use it to confiscate a trillion dollars.

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  • PatriceJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:42 pm

    I sure hope the crazies that pay you only come out at night....l. Always attacking. How tall are you? Do you hate women? or men. Were you emotionally abused as a child? Do your children (god forbid you tried to raise a human) hide from you? What the heck is the purpose in trying to belittle? Is this part of your Tea/Rand job? There are the few that think this makes you worth listening to. People judge by the company they keep. This site is no exception.

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  • EvelynJanuary 20, 2014 - 10:28 am

    POST-GORE AND THE COMING CARBON CLIMBDOWN - HERE: Think of Al Gore and his associates like David Blood as the Bernie Madoff of the environmental movement. They created a market which has been disintegrating from day one, including a total collapse of the Chicago Climate Exchange, but not before the principle players cashed in their shares and abandoned that hip.

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  • EvelynJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:54 am

    “Reports of radiation in kelp just north of California” — Signs of Fukushima contamination expected to start “really arriving strongly” this year - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 22, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    Fukushima Radiation More Than 10 Times The Normal Level Is Detected On California Beaches - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 22, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    LINK - Fukushima Radiation Scare Hoaxes

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 7:02 am

    'Newspaper ignores scientific models that show Fukushima radiation impacting West Coast — Fails to inform readers by only reporting on discredited tsunami wave-height map — “What illness of the mind must people have to lie about the threat?”' - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampJanuary 25, 2014 - 7:40 am

    LINK - Is it safe to eat the sushi? Answers to your questions about Fukushima radiation ~~~ A YouTube clip made the rounds last month in which an unidentified man claims to find “shocking” levels of radiation on a California beach using a hand-held geiger counter. ~~~ The clip has now racked up more than 700,000 views, and caught the attention of the California Department of Public Health. ~~~ In January, DPH inspectors visited the same area. ~~~ The radiation levels found were close to those shown in the video, said California DPH spokeswoman Wendy Hopkins, but added those radiation levels are “due to naturally occurring materials and not radioactivity associated with the Fukushima incident.” . . .

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 7:03 am

    "Senior Scientist at MIT Event: Japanese scientists censored — Not allowed to publish research that compared Fukushima to Chernobyl — Fukushima ‘arguably’ bigger" - HERE

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  • EvelynJanuary 25, 2014 - 7:12 am

    "Radioactive Waste Dumped by Oil Companies Is Seeping out of the Ground in North Dakota" - HERE: Radiation testing has confirmed that the sludge secreting up from fracking wells is a mix of corrosive chemicals used in hydaulic fracking and a substance dubbed TENORM (Technologically enhanced normally occuring radioactive material).

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    "Japanese radio commentator quits after being told to shut up about Fukushima nuclear plant" - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    "1,400 Sue General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi for Fukushima Disaster" - HERE

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  • EvelynFebruary 12, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    The Horrible Truth About Fukushima — Helen Caldicott, MD: HERE

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  • EvelynMarch 02, 2014 - 10:15 am

    NBC News in Washington D.C. goes live with ‘Breaking News’ from Fukushima: “Troubling news out of Japan”; Fish showing high levels of radiation - HERE

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