Thursday, October 10, 2013

Shutdown Delays Notice Of Social Security COLA - Could "Delay" Social Security Payments

Obama, Congress criminals soften-up American Seniors, Disabled for seizure of their Social Security; crack-smoking White House pimp once more terrorizes American poor, retired, Veterans

ASSOCIATED PRESS
By Stephen Ohlemacher
09/10/2013

WASHINGTON (AP) —

Nearly 58 million Social Security recipients are still getting monthly benefits during the partial government shutdown. But they will have to wait to find out the size of next year's cost-of-living adjustment.


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Social Security was scheduled to announce the annual raise Oct. 16. That's the same day the Labor Department was scheduled to release inflation statistics for September.

The Labor Department, however, said Wednesday it will not issue the inflation report because of the shutdown. No new release date was set.

By law, the inflation numbers for July, August and September are used each year to calculate next year's automatic increase in benefits, or COLA. Without a report for September, the government cannot announce the COLA.

The COLA is scheduled to take effect for January payments. The COLA is announced in October to give Social Security and other federal retirement programs time to adjust payments.


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The Social Security Administration has given no indication that raises would be delayed but advocates for seniors said the uncertainty was unwelcome.

"There's enough anxiety around right now. We don't need to add to it by delaying information," said Max Richtman, who heads the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. "They expect it. You talk to seniors, they know when the announcement comes out and they watch it very carefully."

This year's increase was 1.7 percent. Monthly Social Security payments average $1,162.


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The government was partially shut down Oct. 1 after House Republicans demanded significant changes to President Barack Obama's health care law in exchange for funding the government beyond Sept. 30, the end of the budget year. The standoff continues as Obama has been unwilling to negotiate with Republicans over reopening the government.

An even bigger financial crisis looms next week when the government is projected to reach the limit of its borrowing authority. The Treasury Department says that will happen Oct. 17.

If the U.S. defaults, Obama has said he cannot guarantee that Social Security payments will go out on time.


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'Swino' The Beer - Loving Fighting Pig Dies In Car Accident

Inebriated hog becomes poster pig for bad behavior    

BELFAST TELEGRAPH
 By John Hall
10/08/2013

Swino, the boozy feral pig that shot to international fame after drinking 18 cans of beer, starting a fight with a cow and causing chaos at an Australian campsite, has died in a car accident.
 
 
Swino R.I.P. - Alky hog had a bad case of the DT's
Local authorities confirmed that Swino had recently been hit by a passing vehicle in a remote stretch of the northern Pilbara region of Western Australia, adding that he had been identified by distinctive markings on the back of his ears.

It is not known if Swino had been drinking prior to the accident.

Last month the boorish porker went on a drunken rampage at the DeGrey River campsite in Port Hedland after stealing and drinking packs of beer.

After the pig drank the alcohol, events took a somewhat predictable turn with Swino starting a fight with a cow, demolishing nearby tents and rubbish bins in his hunt for a midnight snack, recklessly swimming into the middle of a river, before eventually collapsing underneath a log.

One camper named Merida said: "It was in the middle of the night. These people camping opposite us heard this crunching of cans. They got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he was scrunching away at their cans."

She added: "Then he went on and raided their rubbish . . . And then there was some other people camped right on the river and they saw him running around their vehicle being chased by a cow.

"The people that were camped on the river went across and crept up on it and it was hiding and sleeping under a big log."

It was initially thought the pig stole just a six-pack, but Merida was certain it was a more.

"It wasn't six cans, it was about 18 I believe."

In the aftermath of the incident, campers were reminded to securely store any food and drink while staying in the area.
 
 
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U.S. May Ask Saudi To Fire Bandar Over Syria : Report

Obama criminals attempt to cover up CIA/FSA Syria weapons chemical attack they committed by getting rid of Saudi/Qatar U.S. chemical munitions suppliers

PRESS TV
10/09/2013

Saudi Arabia may sack spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the request of Washington for entangling the United States in the Syrian crisis, a report says. 
 
 
Bush/Obama/CIA stooge, mass murderer "Chemical Bandar"
The decision to remove the chief of the Saudi intelligence services could come in an unexpected royal decree by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud by the end of November, the report quoted unnamed political sources in the kingdom.

The House of Saud despises the spymaster and has been skeptical of his policies on many occasions.

On August 29, a Mint Press News report quoted Syrians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta as saying that Saudi Arabia provided chemical weapons for an al-Qaeda linked terrorist group, which they blame for an August chemical attack in the region.

The report, co-authored by Associated Press correspondent in the Middle East Dale Gavlak, said interviews with doctors, residents, anti-government forces and their families in Ghouta suggest the terrorists in question received chemical weapons via the Saudi spy chief. 
 
 
Syrian victims of CIA/FSA/Saudi chemical weapons attack
Gavlak received threats 48 hours after revealing the story. She said that the “threats came from a third party who was most likely acting on behalf of” Bandar.

Following the August 21 chemical attack, US stepped up its war rhetoric against the Syrian government and called for punitive military action against Damascus, after the militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition accused the army of being behind the attack.

Damascus, however, has strongly denied the accusation, saying the attack was a false-flag operation carried out by Takfiri groups in a bid to draw in foreign military intervention.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions of others displaced in the violence.

PG/MHB/MAM
 


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Fukushima Update : 6 Workers Contaminated By Radioactive Water In Latest Leak

"Mainstream media" continues to cover-up extent of Fukushima catastrophe in forlorn hope of saving Japanese Olympics that will never happen - as Japanese radiation workers continue to pay with their lives    

MEDICAL DAILY
By Susan Scutti
10/09/2013

Six of 11 workers who were attempting to control a new accidental water leak at the long-besieged Fukushima Daiichi have been contaminated, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the nuclear power plant’s operator, reported today
 
 
New tanks leaking like sieves from irradiated saltwater
“The six workers found to have radioactive material on their bodies were found to have no radioactive material on their faces …Therefore, we ruled out the possibility of their internal intake of radioactive material,” the company stated. The original calamity at this nuclear power plant began in March 2011, when a tsunami resulting from an earthquake damaged reactor cooling systems and sparked three meltdowns. Throughout the world, this original incident has been recognized as the worst nuclear plant disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

In a series of bulletins and communications on this most recent crisis, TEPCO noted the leak occurred accidentally, when a worker removed a joint of an ‘irrelevant pipe’ by mistake at around 9:35 a.m. The leak stopped at 10:50 a.m. when the workers reconnected the joint and shut off a valve. Eleven workers had been carrying out work inside the temporary warehouse at the time the accident occurred. TEPCO reported all of the resulting radioactive water, estimated to have spread to an area estimated at 60 x 12 meters at a depth of several centimeters — the entire inside of the dike built within the warehouse. The company stated that none of the water has escaped outside the structure. 
 
 
TEPCO knowingly exposing workers to lethal levels of radiation
The six workers have been decontaminated; the company is now transfering the leaked water to a waste liquid supply tank. The symptoms of radiation sickness include nausea, vomiting, headache, and diarrhea, and may last for minutes up to several days.

On Oct. 2 in response to a typhoon, TEPCO adopted emergency measures, including transferring water between tanks and utilizing sand bags, at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. At 9:55 p.m. on that day, after examining the situation at the site, inspection crews discovered that water was dropping not only inside but also outside the dike via a scaffold installed for inspection.



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Forbidden Land Of Fukushima - A Photo Journal

Unless immediate action is taken containment may not be possible, and the world will suffer the consequences from the criminal actions of TEPCO and the Japanese government    

THE 5TH ESTATE
By Richard Wilcox, Ph.D.
10/09/201

In July of 2013, journalist Yoichi Shimatsu and I made a trip to the vicinity of the wrecked reactors at Fukushima nuclear power plant no. 1 (FNPP#1). We traveled through the area which had been devastated by the March 11, 2001 tidal wave and subsequent nuclear meltdowns that occurred at FNPP#1. We were as close as nine or ten kilometers away from the actual reactors and I measured over 0.5 microsieverts per hour background radiation on my dosimeter. This was in a place where we saw one lady tending to her yard and apparently living there, but there were not too many other people around other than Tepco workers or secret police (1) .


Yoichi Shimatsu enters the Fukushima Exclusion Zone
 Locations visited included Nakaso, a seaside town on the southern border of Fukushima just north of Ibaraki; Hisanohama, a fishing village about 14 km south of FNPP#1; and finally Hirano town (ghost town) and J-village which acts as Tepco worker headquarters and is about 12 km from the NFPP#1 reactors.

When we arrived at Nakaso my dosimeter (Terra-P made in the Ukraine) measured normal background radiation. However, after we had dropped off our bags at the hotel and traveled farther north, radiation levels increased (I have used the dosimeter on a commercial flight where it measured 2 - 3 microsieverts per hour which is normal at high altitudes; and in the U.S. where background radiation was the similar to most of Tokyo, about 0.1 - 0.15 microsieverts per hour.)

The below sculpture exhibits Nakaso's tradition of fishing, an industry now permanently endangered due to the accident.




Yoichi Shimatsu walks along the damaged seawall at Nakaso beach, small islands just off the coast actually disappeared due to the tsunami.




Pylons stored along the beach, the earthquake and tsunami damaged the coastline along Nakaso town.




The tumultuous seacoast of Hisanohama where background radiation was noticeably higher (from 0.17 inland  0.25 on the coast), 14 km from the Fukushima reactors.




A residential area destroyed by the tsunami now overgrown by weeds.




Abnormally high radiation levels: 0.27 microsieverts per hour.




A parking lot is removed due to radioactive contamination, to be collected and stored as low level rad waste.




This fishing net lying by the road measured 0.51 microsieverts per hour.




Beauty survives in Fukushima's haunted landscape with the seasonal Hydrangea flower.




Next stop: Hirano town and J-Village.




A thermal power plant sits between Fukushima's two nuclear power plants, numbers one and two, which are 10 km apart from each other. J-Village, a former sports complex, is conveniently located there as worker headquarters.

Hirano town itself had been decontaminated pushing radiation levels back to normal. The small town offered beautiful countryside vistas of the Abukuma mountain range. However, as soon as we reached the outskirts of the town levels jumped to 0.52 micro sieverts per hour, about four or five times the level considered safe for long-term habitation. Background radiation in this area (outside the decontaminated zone of Hirano town) ranged from 0.45 to over 0.5 microsieverts per hour.


Most of radiocesium in the coastal sediments is incorporated into lithogenic fractions, and this incorporation is almost irreversible. Accordingly, the biological availability of sedimentary radiocesium is relatively low, but continuous monitoring of radiocesium inmarine biota is highly recommended because significant amounts of radiocesium have been accumulated in the sediment (2).

Just along this seacoast to the north is the infamous FNPP#1, spewing 60 billion becquerels of radiation into the ocean every day. That's 21.9 trillion bq per year. The ocean is a big place but recall that the limit for food in Japan is 100 bq per kg. If this radiation were spread extensively through bio-magnification (when an organism absorbs poisons at a rate faster than they are excreted) among the ocean's fish population it would (and already has in many cases) make many of them over the safety limit.

Michio Aoyama, a senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency's Meteorological Research Institute, estimated that 30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and another 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium continue to leak into the outer ocean every day (3).

Near Hirano we saw thousands of huge sacks of low level radioactive waste piled under a bridge.





As we walked back to town, I wondered where the low level radioactive waste would be stored, and where the road we were on would lead us.


Dr. Richard Wilcox
Richard Wilcox holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from a social science, holistic perspective. He teaches at a number of universities in the Tokyo, Japan area. His articles on environmental topics including the Fukushima nuclear disaster are archived at http://wilcoxrb99.wordpress.com/ and he may be contacted at wilcoxrb2013@gmail.com




References:

1. Trip To The Fukushima 
Nuclear Disaster Zone (Part One)

http://rense.com/general96/trip.html

2. Japan Experts: Contamination from Fukushima “is almost irreversible” in coastal sediments

http://enenews.com/japan-experts-contamination-is-almost-irreversible-in-coastal-sediments

3. ANALYSIS: Contaminated water flowing into ocean despite Abe's claim

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201309200053



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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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