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Fukushima Is Running Out of Space to Store Its Tons of Radioactive Water

Fukushima Is Running Out of Space to Store Its Tons of Radioactive Water --It's expected to take another 30 to 40 years to decontaminate affected areas and complete the decommissioning of the plant. | 12 Aug 2019 | The clean-up of the Fukushima nuclear power station is heading towards a major hurdle. Within just three years, the project will run out of space to contain its ever-increasing stores of radioactive water. As reported by Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, authorities are now left struggling to know what to do with the water build-up before it's too late...There are currently over 1.15 million tons of this radioactive water being stored at the facility in 960 tanks and it's continuing to accumulate at a rate of about 150 tons a day, meaning the tanks could reach full capacity by the summer of 2022.

Candidates scramble to qualify for third debate as deadline nears

Candidates scramble to qualify for third debate as deadline nears | 11 Aug 2019 | More than a dozen Democratic presidential candidates are at risk of missing their party's third primary debates in September and are clambering to make the cut ahead of a fast-approaching deadline in late August. Nine candidates have already qualified for the fall debates and two others are getting close, an analysis of fundraising and polling data by The Hill found. But for the other 13, the prospects appear increasingly dim...The candidates have until Aug. 28 to qualify.

Attorney general 'appalled' over Epstein's death, announces investigation

Attorney general 'appalled' over Epstein's death, announces investigation | 10 Aug 2019 | The Justice Department's inspector general is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Attorney General William Barr announced on Saturday. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Epstein's death, saying he was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday at New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m. ET. The bureau's release called it "an apparent suicide," and said the FBI is investigating...Barr said he was "appalled" to learn of Epstein's death while in federal custody awaiting trial.

Trump retweets post promoting 'conspiracy' theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death

Trump retweets post promoting 'conspiracy' theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death | 10 Aug 2019 | President Trump on Saturday retweeted a post promoting a conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death. The tweet, by Twitter user Terrence K. Williams, blamed the death on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton and does not provide evidence. [Right, the guy with the evidence was just 'suicided.'] The tweet included the hashtags #ClintonBodyCount and #ClintonCrimeFamily, as well as a photo of both the former president and former secretary of State.

Trump says he's 'very strongly' considering commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence

Trump says he's 'very strongly' considering commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence | 07 Aug 2019 | President Trump on Wednesday said he's "very strongly" considering commuting the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), who is serving 14 years on federal corruption charges. "I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly," the president told reporters on Air Force One en route to Washington, D.C., after visiting the sites of recent mass shootings. "His wife I think is fantastic and I'm thinking about commuting his sentence very strongly," Trump added. "I think it's enough, seven years." Trump tweeted Thursday evening that he was considering the matter. [Blagojevich's actual 'crime' was trying to get cheaper prescription drugs for American citizens. That's why #CorruptComey, et al., took him down.]

Experimental 'isotope and liquid-propellant' engine blast kills 5 Russian nuclear experts - Rosatom

Experimental 'isotope and liquid-propellant' engine blast kills 5 Russian nuclear experts - Rosatom | 10 Aug 2019 | Five staff members of Russia's nuclear corporation Rosatom were killed and three suffered serious burns in the blast during a test of a liquid-propellant engine that resulted in a brief spike of radiation around the military testing site. The Rosatom engineering and technical team was working on the "isotope power source" for a propulsion system on Thursday, when the accident happened. The blast caused a background radiation spike, which quickly returned back to normal. "As a result of the accident at the military firing range in Arkhangelsk region during liquid reactive propulsion system tests, five employees of the state corporation Rosatom were killed," the company said. Three military and civilian specialists remain in serious condition, but their injuries are "not life-threatening."

'This smells very fishy': Skepticism ensues after shocking Epstein suicide death

'This smells very fishy': Skepticism ensues after shocking Epstein suicide death | 10 Aug 2019 | Many reactions to the Saturday morning suicide death of alleged sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein expressed suspicion around the circumstances of his death. Epstein allegedly hanged himself in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center early Saturday morning, despite previous reports that he was under suicide watch. He had been indicted on several charges of exploiting underage girls, sex trafficking, and other crimes related to activities that took place between 2002 and 2005 over several different locations, including the billionaire's private island in the Bahamas. His death follows the unsealing of 2,000 pages of documents on Friday that implicated many other high-profile individuals in Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring.

Trump calls US-South Korea military exercises 'ridiculous,' says he'll meet with Kim Jong Un on denuclearization soon

Trump calls US-South Korea military exercises 'ridiculous,' says he'll meet with Kim Jong Un on denuclearization soon | 10 Aug 2019 | President Trump said Saturday that he plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "in the not too distant future," alluding to a third possible summit between the two to leaders discuss denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Trump tweeted early Saturday that Kim had sent him a letter seeking a meeting to start negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following the conclusion of the United States' joint exercises with South Korea. "It was a long letter, much of it complaining about the ridiculous and expensive exercises," Trump wrote [and they are], adding that Kim apologized for testing short range missiles and claimed the "testing would stop when the exercises end."

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents --Court unseals 2,000 documents related to Jeffrey Epstein case | 10 Aug 2019 | A woman who has long claimed disgraced pedophile Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with powerful men named two prominent Democratic politicians - former Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico governor and Clinton cabinet official Bill Richardson - in documents unsealed Friday by federal prosecutors in New York. Friday's revelations came from more than 2,000 documents that were unsealed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. The papers included affidavits and depositions of key witnesses in a lawsuit the now-33-year-old woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, filed against Epstein and his associate, Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015...In another deposition, Giuffre also reveals that she was "trafficked" to Mitchell, a former Senate Majority leader who represented Maine from 1980-95 and was later named special envoy to the Middle East by President Obama. A sworn affidavit by a former Epstein employee, Juan Alessi, also alleges Mitchell, 85, of having associated with Epstein.

Jeffrey Epstein hangs himself in his New York jail cell a day after lawsuit by his 'sex slave' was unsealed and named a host of his powerful friends and two weeks after he was put on suicide watch

Breaking: Jeffrey Epstein hangs himself in his New York jail cell a day after lawsuit by his 'sex slave' was unsealed and named a host of his powerful friends and two weeks after he was put on suicide watch --Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead inside his New York City jail cell --His body was found early Saturday morning, with three law enforcement sources saying his cause of death was suicide by hanging --He was placed on suicide watch following after a first attempt to take his own life inside his jail cell on July 24 | 10 Aug 2019 | Jeffrey Epstein has [allegedly] committed suicide inside his New York City jail cell. The billionaire pedophile was found dead around 7.30 am on Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan. The 66-year-old hanged himself, according to law enforcement sources. Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking and was being held at the high-security complex without bail...The shocking news of Epstein's death comes just two weeks after he was hospitalized following a first suicide attempt inside his prison cell...On Friday morning, a federal appeals court unsealed the explosive documents pertaining to a 2015 lawsuit that Virginia Roberts Giuffre had filed against Epstein's associate, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. Giuffre claimed Epstein and Maxwell kept her as a 'sex slave' in the early 2000s, whilst she was underage.

Joe Biden says 'poor kids' are 'just as talented as white kids'

Joe Biden says 'poor kids' are 'just as talented as white kids' | 09 Aug 2019 | Speaking in Iowa on Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden said "poor kids" are "just as talented as white kids," before correcting himself. Biden was addressing the Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition, which has been meeting with Democratic presidential candidates as it prepares to make an endorsement next week.

EPA reauthorizes use of 'cyanide bombs' to kill wild animals

EPA reauthorizes use of 'cyanide bombs' to kill wild animals | 09 Aug 2019 | The Trump administration has [insanely] reauthorized the use of controversial traps dubbed “cyanide bombs” to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals across the US. The Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it would allow, on an interim basis, the use of M-44 devices, which trap wildlife with bait before spraying sodium cyanide into their mouths, according to CBS News."Cyanide traps can’t be used safely by anyone, anywhere," said Collette Adkins, carnivore conservation director at the Center for Biological Diversity. [This horrific practice needs to be STOPPED!]

Springfield Police arrest armed person at Walmart on Republic

Springfield Police arrest armed person at Walmart on Republic | 08 Aug 2019 | (MO) The Springfield Police Department tweeted out Thursday that an armed man was arrested at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on W. Republic Road. Later, Lt. Mike Lucas with Springfield Police confirmed it was a white man in his 20s, armed with a rifle that was taken into custody. "His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business. In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still to be honest," he told reporters. Lucas said Thursday evening that no shots were fired and nobody was injured. However, the man is still in custody.

Trump calls for 'intelligent background checks' in response to mass shootings

Trump calls for 'intelligent background checks' in response to mass shootings | 09 Aug 2019 | President Trump on Friday called for "intelligent background checks" on gun purchases in response to a string of mass shootings across the country, expressing confidence that Congress would come together on action. "Frankly, we need intelligent background checks," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a fundraiser in the Hamptons. "This isn't a question of NRA, Republican or Democrat," he added. Trump said he's spoken with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who he said was "totally on board."

Revealed: how Monsanto's 'intelligence center' targeted journalists and activists

Revealed: how Monsanto's 'intelligence center' targeted journalists and activists | 08 Aug 2019 | Monsanto operated a "fusion center" to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal...The records reviewed by the Guardian show Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to target Carey Gillam, a Reuters journalist who investigated the company's weedkiller and its links to cancer. [Monsanto *is* cancer.] Monsanto, now owned by the German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, also monitored a not-for-profit food research organization through its "intelligence fusion center", a term that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies use for operations focused on surveillance and terrorism...Monsanto planned a series of "actions" to attack a book authored by Gillam prior to its release, including writing "talking points" for "third parties" to criticize the book and directing "industry and farmer customers" on how to post negative reviews. Monsanto paid Google to promote search results for "Monsanto Glyphosate Carey Gillam" that criticized her work.

Elderly couple in apparent murder-suicide indicated they could not afford medical care

Elderly couple in apparent murder-suicide indicated they could not afford medical care | 09 Aug 2019 | An elderly couple in Washington state was found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said, and police say they discovered notes about the couple's struggle to afford necessary medical care. A 77-year-old man living near Ferndale, Wash., called 911 Wednesday morning and told the dispatcher he was contemplating suicide, according to a Facebook post from the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office wrote that the dispatcher tried to keep the man on the line, but he hung up, saying, "We will be in the front bedroom."

Yang surpasses Beto in Iowa poll, qualifies for fall debates

Yang surpasses Beto in Iowa poll, qualifies for fall debates | 08 Aug 2019 | Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur running an outsider presidential campaign centered on the promise of a universal basic income, has qualified for the fall Democratic primary debates. Yang crossed the second of two required debate thresholds on Thursday, when he polled at 2 percent in a Monmouth University poll in Iowa. He had previously received at least 2 percent in three other polls approved by the Democratic National Committee and has hit the required 130,000 unique donor mark.

Treated water at Fukushima plant to hit storage capacity by summer 2022 at current rate

Treated water at Fukushima plant to hit storage capacity by summer 2022 at current rate | 08 Aug 2019 | Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. has found that treated water from the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is expected to reach full storage capacity by around the summer of 2022 if produced at its current rate. Tepco will report the finding, the first time a specific time frame has been presented for the issue, at a government subcommittee on Friday, officials said...The advanced liquid processing system, or ALPS, cannot remove tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, forcing the company to store the water in tanks inside the plant premises. When combined with stored water containing strontium, another radioactive substance, some 1.15 million tons of water was stored at the plant as of July.

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues DOJ over dismissal

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues DOJ over dismissal | 08 Aug 2019 | Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sued the Justice Department and the FBI Thursday over his dismissal from the bureau last year, arguing that the agencies bowed to political pressure from President Trump...Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on March 16, 2018, after a Justice Department inspector general report found he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The watchdog office referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, which has been investigating.

Hollywood Off the Rails: A Movie About Hunting, Killing Trump Supporters

Hollywood Off the Rails: A Movie About Hunting, Killing Trump Supporters | 07 Aug 2019 | The Hunt, a movie directed by Craig Zorbel is all about killing "deplorables." Hollywood is officially off the rails. Originally titled 'Red State vs Blue State,' the film follows a "group of globalist elites who meet at the remote Manor House to hunt down humans for sport. When one of the hunted fights back, the game changes." (The Film Stage)

Nadler: Committee has launched 'formal impeachment proceedings' against Trump

Nadler: Committee has launched 'formal impeachment proceedings' against Trump | 08 Aug 2019 | House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., confirmed on Thursday evening that his committee has officially launched "formal impeachment proceedings" into the alleged misconduct of President Trump. Appearing on CNN, Nadler said people shouldn't be "hung up on the semantics" since his committee is "investigating" the facts and evidence. He said that he "wasn't waiting" for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who has been publicly reluctant to support impeachment, but added that she's been "very cooperative" with his investigation.

Nadler: 'This is formal impeachment proceedings'

Nadler: 'This is formal impeachment proceedings' | 08 Aug 2019 | House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that his House panel is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Nadler added that the committee will decide by the year's end whether to refer articles of impeachment to the House floor. "This is formal impeachment proceedings," Nadler said in an interview with CNN.

Deadly Germ Research Is Shut Down at Army Lab Over Safety Concerns

Deadly Germ Research Is Shut Down at Army Lab Over Safety Concerns --CDC issued 'cease and desist order' halt research at Fort Detrick | 05 Aug 2019 | Safety concerns at a prominent military germ lab have led the government to shut down research involving dangerous microbes like the Ebola virus. "Research is currently on hold," the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, in Fort Detrick, Md., said in a statement on Friday. The shutdown is likely to last months, Caree Vander Linden, a spokeswoman, said in an interview. The statement said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to issue a "cease and desist order" last month to halt the research at Fort Detrick because the center did not have "sufficient systems in place to decontaminate wastewater" from its highest-security labs.

Federal Office of Civil Rights agrees to investigate Connecticut's high school transgender athlete policy

Federal Office of Civil Rights agrees to investigate Connecticut's high school transgender athlete policy | 08 Aug 2019 | Connecticut's policy that allows transgender high school athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify is being investigated by the federal Office of Civil Rights. The families of three high school track athletes filed a complaint with conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom to the Office of Civil Rights earlier this year, alleging that the girls were discriminated against because they had to compete against two athletes who are biologically male but identify as female. The complaint states that the rule violates Title IX and prevented them from top finishes and potentially from college scholarships.

FBI kept using Steele dossier for FISA applications despite documenting ex-spy's bias, documents show

FBI kept using Steele dossier for FISA applications despite documenting ex-spy's bias, documents show | 08 Aug 2019 | The FBI formally documented the anti-Trump bias of British ex-spy Christopher Steele months before the November 2016 presidential election, yet used his unverified dossier in multiple Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant application renewals, records obtained by Fox News show. The documents, first obtained by Judicial Watch, also revealed that top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr maintained contact with Steele for at least six months after Steele was fired by the FBI for unauthorized media contacts in November 2016. The summaries of FBI interviews with Ohr, known as 302s, showed that Ohr knew by September 2016 -- a month before the initial FISA application to surveil the Trump campaign -- that Steele was "desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President."

Judicial Watch Obtains Records of 14 Referrals of FBI Employees for Leaking Sensitive or Classified Information

Judicial Watch Obtains Records of 14 Referrals of FBI Employees for Leaking Sensitive or Classified Information | 06 Aug 2019 | Judicial Watch announced today it received records of 14 referrals of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees to the organization's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or classified information. The disclosure comes on the heels of Judicial Watch's uncovering a FBI report detailing fired FBI Director James Comey kept FBI documents on President Trump at his house. Comey also admitted to leaking these documents.

McConnell campaign suspended from Twitter for sharing video containing threat against the GOP leader

McConnell campaign suspended from Twitter for sharing video containing threat against the GOP leader | 08 Aug 2019 | The campaign account of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell found itself locked out of Twitter after sharing a video containing a threat made against the GOP leader that violated the social media company's policy. "This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell," McConnell's campaign manager, Kevin Golden, said Wednesday in a statement. "This is the problem with the speech police in America today: The Lexington-Herald can attack Mitch with cartoon tombstones of his opponents. But we can't mock it." "Twitter will allow the words 'Massacre Mitch' to trend nationally on their platform. But locks our account for posting actual threats against us," Golden added.

Protester calls for harm to Mitch McConnell, sparking Twitter feud and call to police

Protester calls for harm to Mitch McConnell, sparking Twitter feud and call to police | 08 Aug 2019 | An expletive-filled protest outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Louisville home Monday night led to a call to law enforcement and sparked a war of words between the mayor and Kentucky's governor. The war of words was launched after Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm said in a live video of the protest that instead of falling and injuring his shoulder over the weekend, McConnell "should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-(expletive) neck." After a man makes a reference to a hypothetical McConnell voodoo doll, Helm replied, "Just stab the m----- f----- in the heart." That comment went viral on Twitter. In a phone interview with the Courier Journal on Tuesday afternoon, Helm said she doesn't regret her comments.

Twitter Suspends Mitch McConnell's Campaign Account for Calling Out Protester's Death Threats Against Him

Twitter Suspends Mitch McConnell's Campaign Account for Calling Out Protester's Death Threats Against Him | 08 Aug 2019 | On Wednesday, Twitter suspended the campaign account for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). His crime? Sharing a video of Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm making violent threats at a protest outside of McConnell's home. In the video, reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal but now removed from Facebook and Twitter, Helm notes that McConnell fell and fractured his shoulder over the weekend. Instead, the senator "should have broken his little tragedy, wrinkled-(expletive) neck," the BLM leader says. After a man refers to a voodoo doll, Helm replies, "Just stab the mother f**ker in the heart." ...Team Mitch was suspended after sharing the video on Twitter, McConnell's campaign told the Courier-Journal.

NewsGuard rates news using a color-coded ranking system, monitored by a 'SWAT team' of analysts to defend against 'disinformation'

NewsGuard rates news using a color-coded ranking system, monitored by a 'SWAT team' of analysts to defend against 'disinformation' --'NewsGuard' app gives news sites 'trust' ratings and targets alternative media. What could go wrong? | 15 Jan 2019 | NewsGuard, a new app claiming to help defend against "disinformation" by adding 'trust rankings' to news websites. Color-coded system with (potentially) no escape: NewsGuard rates the news using a color-coded ranking system designed and monitored by a "SWAT team" of analysts who it claims have no "political axes to grind" [except to act at the behest of the Deep State/globalists]...NewsGuard uses "9 criteria" to determine whether a particular site is rated green, yellow or red...Partnering with Microsoft, NewsGuard is trying to have its rankings installed by default in US public school and university libraries, as well as on smartphones and computers. Hawaii is the first US state to have installed NewsGuard on its public library computers...NewsGuard also has a number of "advisors" which might raise eyebrows. Among them are Tom Ridge, a former Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush, former CIA director Michael Hayden and Richard Stengel, a former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy under Barack Obama and now "distinguished fellow" at the US arms manufacturer-funded Atlantic Council think tank. Stengel admitted that some people described his former post at the State Department as akin to being the "chief propagandist" for the US government.

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