Saturday, June 11, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic. AWESOME!




Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fukushima radiation taints US milk supplies at levels 300% higher than EPA maximums Monday, April 11, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to release new data showing that various milk and water supply samples from across the US are testing increasingly high for radioactive elements such as Iodine-131, Cesium-134, and Cesium-137, all of which are being emitted from the ongoing Fukushima Daiichia nuclear fallout. As of April 10, 2011, 23 US water supplies have tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 (, and worst of all, milk samples from at least three US locations have tested positive for Iodine-131 at levelsexceeding EPA maximum containment levels(MCL) (

As far as the water supplies are concerned, it is important to note that the EPA isonlytesting for radioactive Iodine-131. There are no readings or data available for cesium, uranium, or plutonium -- all of which are being continuously emitted from Fukushima, as far as we know -- even though these elements are all much more deadly than Iodine-131. Even so, the following water supplies have thus far tested positive for Iodine-131, with the dates they were collected in parenthesis to the right:

Los Angeles, Calif. - 0.39 pCi/l (4/4/11)
Philadelphia (Baxter), Penn. - 0.46 pCi/l (4/4/11)
Philadelphia (Belmont), Penn. - 1.3 pCi/l (4/4/11)
Philadelphia (Queen), Penn. - 2.2 pCi/l (4/4/11)
Muscle Shoals, Al. - 0.16 pCi/l (3/31/11)
Niagara Falls, NY - 0.14 pCi/l (3/31/11)
Denver, Colo. - 0.17 pCi/l (3/31/11)
Detroit, Mich. - 0.28 pCi/l (3/31/11)
East Liverpool, Oh. - 0.42 pCi/l (3/30/11)
Trenton, NJ - 0.38 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Painesville, Oh. - 0.43 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Columbia, Penn. - 0.20 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Oak Ridge (4442), Tenn. - 0.28 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Oak Ridge (772), Tenn. - 0.20 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Oak Ridge (360), Tenn. - 0.18 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Helena, Mont. - 0.18 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Waretown, NJ - 0.38 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Cincinnati, Oh. - 0.13 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Pittsburgh, Penn. - 0.36 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Oak Ridge (371), Tenn. - 0.63 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Chattanooga, Tenn. - 1.6 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Boise, Id. - 0.2 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Richland, Wash. - 0.23 pCi/l (3/28/11)

Again, these figures donotinclude the other radioactive elements being spread by Fukushima, so there is no telling what theactualcumulative radiation levels really were in these samples. The figures were also takentwo weeks ago, and were only just recently reported. If current samples were taken at even more cities, and if the tests conducted included the many other radioactive elements besides Iodine-131, actual contamination levels would likely be frighteningly higher.

But in typical government fashion, the EPAstillinsists that everything is just fine, even though an increasing amount of US water supplies are turning up positive for even just the radioactive elements for which the agency is testing -- and these levels seem to be increasing as a direct result of the situation at the Fukushima plant, which continues to worsen with no end in sight (

Water may be the least of our problems, however. New EPA data just released on Sunday shows that at least three different milk samples -- all from different parts of the US -- have tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 at levels thatexceed the EPA maximum thresholds for safety, which is currently set at 3.0 pico Curies per Liter (pCi/l).

In Phoenix, Ariz., a milk sample taken on March 28, 2011, tested at 3.2 pCi/l. In Little Rock, Ark., a milk sample taken on March 30, 2011, tested at 8.9 pCi/l, which is almostthree times the EPA limit. And in Hilo, Hawaii, a milk sample collected on April 4, 2011, tested at 18 pCi/l, a levelsix times the EPA maximum safety threshold. The same Hawaii sample also tested at19 pCi/l for Cesium-137, which has a half life of 30 years(, and a shocking24 pCi/l for Cesium-134, which has a half life of just over two years (

Why is this milk contamination significant? Milk, of course, typically represents the overall condition of the food chain because cows consume grass and are exposed to the same elements as food crops and water supplies. In other words, when cows' milk starts testing positive for high levels of radioactive elements, this is indicative ofradioactive contamination of the entire food supply.

And even with the milk samples, the EPA insanely says not to worry as its 3.0 pCi/l threshold is allegedly only for long-term exposure. But the sad fact of the matter is that the Fukushima situation isalready a long-term situation. Not only does it appear that the Fukushima reactor cores are continuing to melt, since conditions at the plant have not gotten any better since the earthquake and tsunami, but many of the radioactive elements that havealready been releasedin previous weeks have long half lives, and have spread halfway around the world.

The other problem with the EPA's empty reassurances that radiation levels are too low to have a negative impact on humans is the fact thatthe agency does not even have an accurate grasp on the actual aggregate exposure to radiation from all sources (water, food, air, rain, etc.). When you combine perpetual exposure from multiple sources with just the figures that have already been released, there is a very real threat of serious harm as a result of exposure.

The EPA and other government agencies are constantly comparing Fukushima radiation to background and airplane radiation in an attempt to minimize the severity of exposure, even though these aretwo completely different kinds of radiation exposure.

No safe level of radiation from nuclear fallout

Background and airplane radiation is an external emitter of radiation, while Fukushima-induced radiation in food and water is an internal emitter. The former, which is considered "normal" radiation, hits your body from the outside, while the lattergoes directly inside your body and into your digestive tract. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the immense difference between the two, and the much more severe consequences associated with literally ingesting radiation verses having it hit your skin.

In reality,there really is no safe level of radiation. No matter how many times the EPA and others repeat the lie that radiation levels are too low to have any significant impact,the statement itself is patently false. Many experts, including Jeff Patterson, DO, former President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, have stated that radiation exposure at any level is unsafe, and they are correct.

"There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period," said Patterson. "Exposure to radionuclides, such as Iodine-131 and Cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water."

And now that radioactive levels in some areas have actually exceeded EPA maximums, Patterson's statement is even more chilling. So while the mainstream media continues its near-total blackout on Fukushima, the situation is actually becoming more severe than it has ever been. Time will tell how severe the long-term effects of this disaster will be, but one thing is for sure --Fukushima radiation cannot and should not be taken lightly..

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A few thangs 'bout TEXAS!

Only in Texas 

Love the sun? 
Sun City, Texas 78628 
Sunrise, Texas 76661 
Sunset, Texas 76270 
Sundown, Texas 79372 
Sunray, Texas 79086 
Sunny Side,  Texas 77423 

Want something to eat?
Bacon, Texas 76301 
Noodle, Texas 79536 
Oatmeal, Texas 78605 
Turkey, Texas 79261 
Trout, Texas 75789 
Sugar Land, Texas 77479 
Salty, Texas 76567 
Rice, Texas 75155 
Pearland, Texas 77581 
Orange, Texas 77630 
And top it off with: 
Sweetwater, Texas 79556 

Why travel to other cities?  Texas has them all! 
Detroit, Texas 75436 
Cleveland, Texas 75436 
Colorado City, Texas 79512 
Denver City, Texas 79323 
Klondike, Texas 75448
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Newark, Texas 76071
Nevada, Texas 75173 
Memphis, Texas 79245 
Miami, Texas 79059 
Boston, Texas 75570 
Santa Fe, Texas 77517 
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861 
Reno, Texas 75462 
Pasadena, Texas 77506 
Columbus, Texas 78934 

Just Texas 
Pep, Texas 79353
Smiley, Texas 78159  
Paradise, Texas 76073 
Rainbow, Texas 76077 
Sweet Home, Texas 77987 
Comfort, Texas 78013  
Friendship, Texas 76530 

Feel like traveling outside the country? 
Athens, Texas 75751  
Canadian, Texas 79014 
China, Texas 77613 
Dublin, Texas 76446
Egypt, Texas 77436 
Ireland, Texas 76538 
Italy, Texas 76538 
Turkey, Texas 79261 
London, Texas 76854 
New London, Texas 75682 
Paris, Texas 75460 
Palestine, Texas 75801 

No need to travel to Washington DC 
Whitehouse, Texas   75791 

We even have a city named after our planet! 
Earth,  Texas   79031 

We have a city named after our state:
Texas City, Texas   77590 

Energy, Texas   76452 

Blanket, Texas   76432  
Winters,  Texas 79567

Like to read about History? 
Santa Anna,  Texas 76878
Goliad,  Texas 77963
Alamo, Texas 78516
Gun Barrel City,  Texas 75156
Robert  Lee,  Texas 76945

Need Office Supplies? 
Staples,  Texas 78670 

Want to go into outer space? 
Venus,  Texas   76084  
Mars,  Texas   79062 

You guessed it. It's on the state line. 
Texline, Texas   79087 

For the kids... 
Kermit, Texas 79745 
Elmo, Texas 75118 
Nemo, Texas 76070 
Tarzan, Texas 79783 
Winnie, Texas 77665 
Sylvester, Texas 79560 

Other city names in Texas, to make you smile...... 
Frognot, Texas 75424 
Bigfoot, Texas 78005 
Hogeye, Texas 75423 
Cactus, Texas 79013 
Notrees, Texas 79759 
Best, Texas 76932 
Veribest, Texas 76886 
Kickapoo, Texas 75763 
Dime Box, Texas 77853 
Old Dime Box, Texas 77853 
Telephone, Texas 75488 
Telegraph, Texas 76883 
Whiteface, Texas 79379 
Twitty, Texas 79079 

The Anti-Al Gore City 
Kilgore, Texas 75662 

And our favorites... 
Cut and Shoot, Texas 77303
Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147
Ding Dong, Texas 
West, Texas (it's in Central Texas) 
and, of course, 
Mule Shoe, Texas 79347

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas 

If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Texas; 

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas; 

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas; 

If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may live in Texas; 

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas; 

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas; 

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Texas; 

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Texas; 

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph --you're going 80, and everybody's passing you, you may live in Houston, Texas; 

If you find 60 degrees 'a little chilly,' you may live in Texas; 

If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas friends, you definitely have lived in Texas. 

Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas: 
1.  Beaumont to El Paso: 742miles 
2. Beaumont to  Chicago : 770 miles 
3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas 
4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos, July 4, 1883. 
5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water. Destroyed by Hurricane Ike - 2008! 
6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston, Texas. 
7.  Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America.

8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America 's only remaining flock of whooping cranes. 
9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.  
10. The worst natural disaster in US history was in 1900, caused by a hurricane in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island.  
11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was "Houston," but the Space Center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time. 
12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island.. 
13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a US rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979. 
14. Texas is the only state to enter the  US by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of  Texas to enter the Union) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the US Flag, and Texas may choose to divide into 5 states. 
15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old. 
16.  Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state. 
17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper. 
18.  Texas has had six capital cities: Washington-on-the Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, West Columbia, and Austin. 
19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the US which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington, DC (by 7 feet). 
20. The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the world and it is taller than the Washington Monument. 
21. The name 'Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning "friends". Tejas is not Spanish for Texas. 
22. The State Mascot is the Armadillo. An interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. 
They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females. 
23. The first domed stadium in the US was the Astrodome in Houston.

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Farlie, Texas: 

(1) Just one God. 
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa. 
(3) No telling tales or gossipin'. 
(4) Git yourself to church meeting. 
(5) Put nothin' before God. 
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal. 
(7) No killin'. 
(8) Watch yer mouth. 
(9) Don't take what ain't yers. 
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff. 

Y'all git all that? 
Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder
and Your hand over my mouth.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


February 26, 2009
Neighbors Feud Over Backyard Deer Butchering
From Dallas/Fort Worth CBS 11 News:

A Lewisville family is angry that their neighbor is skinning game animals in their back yard.

"I don't want to see it. I don't want to see it at all," Frank Hlatky said. "You can't get rid of that stench."

Santos Garcia is a long-time hunter and says he's been processing meat in his back yard for years. . . .

Sunday, Lewisville police went to Garcia's house to investigate. City animal control and code enforcement officers went Monday.

Texas game wardens say hunters are asked not to offend the non-hunting public, but in this case they say Garcia has done nothing illegal.

Orginal article @ Field & Stream