We pay these creeps and look what they are doing to children ?

July 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Common Core: Increasing the Dumbing Down of America’s Children
JULY 15, 2014
tags: barack obama, Common Core Standards, department of education, federal government, James Milgram, National Commission on Excellence in Education, National Education Association, president george w bush, United Nations Development Program
John F. McManus
7/15/2014
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DumbingDownOfAmericaLet’s go back a few years to 1983. It was then after two years of gathering information, a prestigious federal panel known as “The National Commission on Excellence in Education” concluded that our nation’s schools were producing “a tide of mediocrity” marked by declining student ability in every subject.

The Commission’s report, entitled A Nation at Risk, offered an attention-getting summary: “If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre education performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war.”

Three decades have passed since that attempt at a wake-up call. Over this period, the federal government deepened its already unconstitutional meddling in the field of education, and results went from bad to worse. Today, among students in the top industrialized nations, America’s teenagers are ranked 31st in math, 24th in science, and 21st in reading. Instead of fixing a serious problem, it got worse as one federal program followed another. The dismal performance will likely continue downhill as Common Core Standards take root. Let’s take a look at some of the record.

In 1990, representatives of 150 countries — including the United States — met in Thailand for the United Nations-sponsored “World Conference on Education for All.” Official sponsors and participants included UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP (United Nations Development Program), the UN-related World Bank, and an assortment of other world planners. The event produced six goals for education that became the basis for the U.S. program known as “Outcome-Based Education,” an educational fiasco approved by President George W. Bush. It did nothing to correct education’s deficiencies, while creating even more federal domination over schooling, ramping up globalism; sexuality instruction; and propaganda favoring acceptance of abortion, homosexuality, and population control.

The next intrusion by the federal government carried the label “No Child Left Behind,” created by the Department of Education in 2001. The title of this endeavor should have been applied to all youngsters who will have to shoulder skyrocketing U.S. indebtedness because they surely won’t be able to escape its burden.

After education’s test scores continued to drop, President Barack Obama introduced “Race to the Top” in 2009. This newest program received a hefty $10 billion bankroll that enabled the government to bribe states into accepting the Common Core Standards even though no one had yet seen them. Many of the 45 states that did sign on when they took a share of the billions are having second thoughts because angry parents are learning what is occurring in the schools where they send their youngsters.

Even though the federal government promotes and funds their use, the Common Core Standards are not a government creation. Never established by law, there was no congressional input, so there can be no Congressional repeal. They were written by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, and it is this combination that holds the copyright over what is produced. A large chunk of the financing for this new educational scheme has come from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The University of Arkansas’ Dr. Sandra Stotsky participated in an official review of Common Core’s English standards and was expected to validate what she saw. But she refused to grant her endorsement of the English Standards. She found that texts given to students included an Environmental Protection Agency manual dealing with “Recommended Levels of Insulation” (for homes and businesses), and the Executive Order 13423 issued by the White House outlining ways to strengthen federal environmental, energy, and transportation management. Reading government manuals and directives will surely never increase the love of reading that all decent English teachers strive to encourage. And it will leave intellectually starved students programmed to become deliberately dulled-down workers for the new world order.

Similarly, Stanford’s Dr. James Milgram, a veteran mathematics instructor, participated in the official review. He found the math component of Common Core extremely deficient. Citing actual errors and labeling the material “as non-challenging as possible,” he too refused to endorse the program. Curiously, Dr. Stotsky and Dr. Milgram were the only actual teachers of specific subjects who were asked to review and endorse the Common Core Standards. All other members of this Validation Committee were professional educators who had no background in anything but the educational processes.

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Left-wing groups usually found applauding any new innovation in education have joined in condemning what Common Core has produced. The New York State Teachers Union, the huge National Education Association, and the Chicago Teachers Union — all identifiably on the Left — have allied with conservative groups and individuals in intense opposition to the new program. While math and English standards are already in use, similar standards are being readied for history, science, social studies, sexuality, and more.

The primary author of the Common Core program turns out to be a man named David Coleman. After he got the Common Core ball rolling in 2012, he accepted appointment as president of the College Board, the producer of the almost universally employed SAT exams. Students can be sure that these important tests for entry into higher education will now become consistent with Common Core’s new educational system. Not only will this development affect public schools, but it will impact religious schools (Catholic, Christian, etc.) and home schoolers whose students will also be taking an SAT exam in hopes of doing well enough to be accepted at a preferred college. If students want to do well on the SATs produced by David Coleman, they will have to be familiar with Common Core. Many Catholic school districts have already jumped aboard the Common Core bandwagon.

Some resistance is building. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently signed legislation repealing Oklahoma’s acceptance of Common Core. Two other states (Indiana and South Carolina) have likewise indicated they want nothing to do with the program. More state governments, including Arizona, are considering similar action. It remains to be seen whether any state that pulls out will have to return the funds that earlier bribed them into acceptance.

Billionaire Bill Gates has said, “We’ll know we’ve succeeded when the curriculum and the tests are aligned to these standards.” As the program was being created, current Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a UNESCO audience in 2010 that the coming program “can only be achieved by creating a strong cradle-to-career continuum that starts with early childhood learning and extends all the way to college and careers.”

Veteran teacher Mary Black, an activist opponent of Common Core and one of the leaders of the rapidly-growing Freedom Project Education home-schooling program allied with The John Birch Society, has claimed: “My review of Common Core standards indicated that they were designed to teach students what to think and not how to think.” She is particularly outraged to note that the tax-funded abortion provider Planned Parenthood has participated in writing the “National Sexuality Education Standards.” Others have pointed out that any national standards are loaded with propaganda designed to teach the young about the dubious claims of global warming enthusiasts and globalism itself. “Let the states compete to produce the best students,” say many who are already opponents of any federal involvement in education.

America’s education system is in bad shape and getting worse. And its decline is not the work of any foreign power. It is the result of educationists whose record shows them to be proven failures whose thinking and planning is clearly un-American. Common Core has already stimulated many to wonder about any federal involvement in education. That, of course, is the real answer to America’s failing education system.

 

 

NEW RESOURCES ADDED TO THE NRD LAST WEEK

September 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

 

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Added to Health within Stress:

The Institute of HeartMath Resilience Programs for the Military – Conducts research and provides education to help people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions, and build energy and resiliency through tools, technology and training.

Added to Health within Smoking & Drug Dependency:

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Tobacco Free Living – Offers effective resources to end tobacco use and information regarding the harmful effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke.

Added to Health within Wellness & Fitness:

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System (NOFFS) – Combines human performance and injury prevention strategies, resulting in safer training while yielding positive human performance outcomes.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Health Promotion and Wellness – Manages innovative and evidence-based health promotion and wellness programs and services that facilitate readiness and resilience, prevent illness and injury, hasten recovery, and promote lifelong healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Added to Health within Navy, Marines Corps and Coast Guard andOther Services & Resources within Wounded Warrior Programs:

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Wounded, Ill and Injured Health Promotion – Provides evidence-based health promotion programs and services that facilitate readiness and resilience, prevent illness and injury, hasten recovery, and promote lifelong healthy behaviors.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Wounded, Ill and Injured Intimacy and Relationships – Provides information and resources dedicated to addressing issues impacting relationships, intimacy and the sexual health of those who have been wounded, ill and injured.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Wounded, Ill and Injured Nutrition –  Details nutritional information and resources dedicated to addressing the role of nutrition for those who have been wounded, ill, and/or injured.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Wounded, Ill and Injured Injury Prevention – Lists practical tools, educational resources and evidence-based prevention strategies that help keep wounded, ill and injured sailors healthy.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Wounded, Ill and Injured Substance Abuse – Links to educational materials and resources to help understand the negative effects of binge drinking, misuse or abuse of over-the-counter and prescription medications, and the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center – Wounded, Ill and Injured Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Lists PTSD resources to promote resiliency and build psychological fitness for those recovering from PTSD, as well as information for family members and providers.

Added to Health within Army:

Army Wellness Centers – Provides services designed to promote and sustain healthy lifestyles and improve the overall well-being of Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees and Department of the Army Civilians.

Added to Health within Suicide Prevention:

Real Warriors – Suicide Prevention Tools for Warriors – Defines warning signs and tools for help. For immediate help, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK and press 1. You can also send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support.

Added to Health within Army and Benefits & Compensation withinBranch Specific Health Resources:

Guard Your Health – Offers a central place for Army National Guard Soldiers and family members to find information and resources on health and medical readiness.

Added to Health within Polytrauma/Multiple Injuries:

Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis – Coordinates with the VA MS Centers of Excellence to support care and support services for Veterans with multiple sclerosis and their families.

Added to Health within Stress and Other Services & Resources withinWounded Warrior Programs:

Moving Forward – Operates a free, on-line educational and life coaching program from the VA that teaches problem solving skills to help better handle life’s challenges.

Added to Other Services & Resources within National Organizations:

Military Outreach USA – Serves Service Members, Veterans and their families by connecting them to a network of individuals and faith-based resources in their local community.

Added to Montana within Homeless Assistance:

Volunteers of America – Northern Rockies – Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program – Offers services to assist in reintegrating homeless Veterans to meaningful employment.

Added to Colorado within Housing:

Homes for All Veterans – Manages services to promote housing stability and alleviate chronic homelessness. Funded through a grant from the VA.

Added to Colorado within Health:

Operation TBI Freedom – Assists Veterans and active-duty military personnel with service-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that occurred on, or after, September 11, 2001.

Added to Massachusetts within Benefits & Compensation:

Massachusetts Benefits for Dependents of a Veteran – Presents information about state-level Veterans’ benefits available to dependents.

Added to Michigan within Housing:

Michigan Veterans Homeowners Assistance Program (MiVHAP) -Assists Service Members and Veterans with funding assistance to prevent foreclosure.

Added to Family and Caregiver Support within Tips & Guidebooks for Families:

Parenting for Service Members & Veterans – Built by VA Mental Health Services in partnership with DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) to provide a free online course for military and Veteran parents with information and strategies to improve their parenting skills.

Added to Family and Caregiver Support within Coping with Deployment:

Everyone Serves – Handbook for Families & Friends of Service Members – Helps families and friends of Service Members throughout the deployment and reintegration process. Produced in partnership with Blue Star Families.

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GREAT OUTLET FOR BENIFITS ?

September 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

Undocumented LA County Parents on Pace to Receive $650M in Welfare Benefits

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
William Bigelow
9/17/2013
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We-Accept-Food-Stamps-signLos Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has announced that illegal alien parents in the county will collect a projected $650 million in welfare benefits in 2013. The data was collected from the Department of Public Social Services, which also stated that more than $376 million in CalWORKs benefits and food stamps combined were given to illegal alien parents for their native-born children.

Every month roughly $54 million is forthcoming in welfare payments,  nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamps. The assistance is given to an estimated 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents in the county.

Antonovich said that the $54 million issued in July 2013, as compared to the $53 million in July 2012, was further evidence of how much illegal immigration is costing the U.S. He said:

When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year. These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.

FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS FOR IL. USE AS NEEDED

August 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

Federal and State Laws

Below are the main, most comprehensive statutes and regulations in Illinois which relate to the below categories, and are not indicative of the totality of laws regarding the selected categories.

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three mile high rad release on general public just short of japans mess ?

August 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

 

People living in the area around Harrisburg Pennsylvania call the area around Three Mile Island, otherwise known as (TMI), the ‘valley of death’. Why would the residents near the plant call it a Valley Of Death, when officials say no one died and no one was injured?
In this article, we will explore how and why a coverup happened after the Three Mile Island nuclear accidental meltdown. We will also see if this coverup perhaps exposes a pattern of coverups after every nuclear accident, or was this a one time event? Finally, we will explore your concerns, that if a coverup happened, how this coverup scenario would affect you and your children, or your whole family?
There are many nuclear power plants all over the United States. Wouldn’t you agree that you and your family may be affected negatively in case of an accident, if there is a pattern of covering up that an accident even happened or minimizing the severity, after a nuclear accident happens?

After all, how do you know if and/or when you need to evacuate if the utility and government agencies are denying that a nuclear accident even happened? What if they kept claiming that no harm was caused and the amounts released were ‘minor’? Radiation is invisible, so even with a deadly exposure, you would never know. Very few people own Geiger Counters, and that is the ONLY way to verify if these ‘experts’ are telling the truth.

In the article; ‘Three Mile Island: Exposing the Government’s Cover Up of Our Most Infamous Nuclear Accident’ it explains how many people died — and are still dying — at Three Mile Island . “ This article goes into some detail about all of the initial assurances of safety and no harm caused to people by radiation by regulators, government, and the utility company involved. All of these assurances turned out to be, well, hokum, but I will leave that to you to decide.http://www.alternet.org/health/134174
In the following video, Dr. Gordon Edwards PhD describes what happened at TMI that contributed to the meltdown.
To view the entire 9 video series given by Dr. Gorden Edwards; Nuclear Power, Hope or Hoax Speech, click on;
In a book about Three Mile Island: ‘They Say Nothing Happened’, “Harvey Wasserman, co-author of Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America’s Experience With Atomic Radiation, stressed that the what happened account comes amid virtually complete inactivity by U.S. media in following up the Three Mile Island accident. (Wasserman has written about the aftermath of TMI for Harrowsmith—5-6/87—and other publications.)” (This same thing happened after Chernobyl, and is now happening after Fukushima. This same scenario seems to happen after EVERY SINGLE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT, but again, research this and see if it really the truth, or if you can verify the opposite.)
In the article above, they interview a lady who did door to door cancer surveys years after the accident, and she said that she found cancer cases AT EVERY HOUSE, who lived downwind of the plant at the time of the accident . This article also points out how the medical industry and the media served as the means to help cover up the whole disaster and all of the consequences of it.
Same old, same old.. The pattern repeats itself… ad nauseum.. In Russia at Chernobyl, at TMI in the USA, and now in Japan at Fukushima. The same coverups are done and the same lies are used. The same deceptive practices are foisted on an innocent, trusting public, only the nuclear accidents are getting worse and much bigger. They are now potential global life extinction events involving multiple reactors and spent fuels pools, instead of just one ‘small’ reactor. http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4021
In a report; ‘Investigation: Revelations about Three Mile Island disaster raise doubts over nuclear plant safety’, it talks about how the official govt report and NRC both said that no one was hurt or killed by TMI, just the same as at Fukushima now. At Chernobyl, even to this day, the nuclear apologists say that only a small number of people were hurt or killed.
This same report illustrates that the cancer rate of downwinders was increased by 80% over average citizens not exposed. Read the chilling reports of ‘downwinders’ who experienced high radiation dose signs, which were completely ignored and discounted by the nuclear industry. What happened downwind of TMI after the accident there, sounds just like what is happening around Fukushima and also what happened at Chernobyl.
Another Coverup At Three Mile Island? Lies Discovered About Control Rods
At TMI, just like at Chernobyl and Fukushima, there was an initial cover up phase (in addition to as it was happening) right after TMI-2 meltdown happened. The public was not warned or given the proper information, and no specific radiation readings were provided to anyone, (just like after every other nuclear accident).

The NRC Rogovin Commission and the Kennedy Commission claimed that all 69 out of 69 control rods were inserted during the emergency cooling effort, (which is called a scram) and that they all worked properly. (This same type of thing happens after every nuclear accident, with assurances from government, utility and regulators, that the accident will not cause any “immediate harm” and that everything is under control.

Later, everyone involved on the nuclear industry, media and government side came out with public statements officially assuring everyone that not only did all control rods work properly, they all claimed that no one was harmed or killed, and that no harmful amounts of radiation were released. This all turned out to be an absolutely callous lie.
At TMI-2 it was found that the entire central control rod group failed to fall into the core, which is required in order to cool the reactor and keep it from melting down. The rod group circling core central became known as “The Void at the Center of the Core”.
The GEND report was produced to answer questions raised about these control rods. They found that only 61 of them actually did get inserted into the nuclear core, but the rest DID NOT fall. This is part of what caused a partial meltdown of the core, resulting in 20 tons of nuclear material melting down, with a huge radiation release, that resulted in massive numbers of cancers, genetic diseases and deaths.
http://www.southernstudies.org/images/sitepieces/control_rod_analysis.pdf
 Three Mile Island Alert
Information about Three Mile Island’s 1979 partial meltdown emerged when Dr. Steven Wing of UNC-Chapel Hill found a 400 percent increase in cancers among those exposed downwind.”http://www.wncpsr.org/nuclear-power/long-history-of-nuclear-secrecy
The following video goes into cover ups and denials of any radiation leaks at Three Mile Island.
The authorities and experts claimed that; “there is NO ACCIDENT. It did not occur inside the reactor, it happened OUTSIDE The reactor.. Therefor it was not an accident, just a failure of a piece of machinery outside the reactor. There is no relationship between that (TMI) and what is called a nuclear accident.”

The authorities said things like:

“No evacuation is needed”
“People should ‘stay indoors’”
“All radiation released is within ‘limits’”
“A little xenon was released”
“We are trying to keep everyone informed”
“We do not know if there will be any more uncontrolled emissions”

“There is no danger to public health”

“We have absolutely no information about this accident. The record of the nuclear industry stands for itself”

“The very idea of evacuating a city of that side is absurd”

“We are advising people to stay indoors until further measure”

“There may have been a release of xenon, but it was within acceptable limits, and safe operations”

“We have to get on with our jobs”

“We don’t know if there will be further uncontrolled ’emissions'”

“We don’t know what we are detecting at this point, but we think people should be moved”

“Pregnant women and children should leave in a 5 mile area surrounding TMI until further notice”

These are the things that can be expected after any nuclear accident anywhere, as part of the nuclear playbook, about how to deceive people. Regulatory agencies did not call for any mandatory measures forcing people to leave town. They did not call for mandatory evacuations, even after they knew a meltdown had happened.

The governor eventually called for pregnant women and children to leave within a five mile radius of the plant via a VOLUNTARY evacuation, rather than a mandatory evacuation, which should have been done. But then the nuclear industry would have looked bad, and they could not have that.

There were severe communications problems. Conflicting statements came out of the utility, the governor and the NRC.
The meltdown of TMI was called “The Void at the Center of the Core” by a GEND report in 1983 on the TMI-2 endoscopy examination. Reproduced via Xerox a press release from CII [Coalition for Independent Investigation] in 1986. Developed from a public admission in mid-1982 about that endoscopy and its revelations.
“Independent measurements provided evidence of radiation levels up to five times higher than normal in locations hundreds of miles downwind from TMI.
According to Randall Thompson, the lead health physicist at TMI after the accident (a veteran of the US Navy nuclear submarine program and a self-confessed “nuclear geek”), radiation releases were hundreds if not thousands of times higher than the ‘official’ numbers used by mass media, regulators and government officials. Some other insiders, including Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear industry executive turned whistle-blower, concur.
Gundersen offers evidence, based on pressure monitoring data, for a hydrogen explosion shortly before 2 p.m. on 28 March 1979, which would have provided the means for a high dose of radiation to occur. Gundersen cites affidavits from four reactor operators according to which the plant manager was aware of a dramatic pressure spike, after which the internal pressure dropped to outside pressure.
Gundersen also notes that the control room shook and doors were blown off hinges. However official NRC reports refer merely to a “hydrogen burn.” The Kemeny Commission referred to “a burn or an explosion that caused pressure to increase by 28 pounds per square inch in the containment building.“
Only two radiation meters at TMI were operational. Two meters went off scale, so they were ignored, as they were assumed to be ‘defective’. Radiation exposure ‘estimates’ were used, rather than radiation readings downwind of the plant. (This same technique is used after every nuclear accident. Either the monitors are turned off, not working or readings are ignored. If all else fails, the radiation monitors are called ‘defective’, so that the nuclear industry will not have to deal with the fallout, both in terms of radiation and in terms of public outrage.
Another study suggests Three Mile Island radiation injured people living near reactor. “Several hundred people at the time of the accident reported nausea, vomiting, hair loss and skin rashes, and a number said their pets died or had symptoms of radiation exposure, he said.”
After adjusting for pre-accident cancer incidence, we found a striking increase in cancers downwind from Three Mile Island….it is known that plant radiation monitors went off scale when the accident started.”
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/feb97/wing.html
“Using better analytic and statistical techniques, he found that among the 20,000 people who lived near the plant and close to the plume’s path, lung cancer and leukemia rates were two or more times higher than what they were near the plant but upwind from the plume.
Among those in the most direct path of the plumes, lung cancer incidence went up by 300 to 400 percent, and leukemia rates were up by 600 to 700 percent.”
http://www.albionmonitor.com/9703a/3milecancer.html
In TMI Facts [Source: Arnold Gundersen, expert witness TMI 1994 trial said that; “TMI’s radiation monitors onsite were off-scale; radiation estimates are based math assumptions were applied upon off-site dose readings.
http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/tmipowerpoint.pdf
Early on in the accident, the NRC estimated that only 10,000,000 total curies of radiation were released. The NRC estimate is based on a report by NRC manager, Mr. Lake Barrett. NUREG-0637, Appendix C.

Barrett used time averaged plume dispersion (Chi/Q); assumed the center (highest concentration) of the plume hits the detector; and then averaged this amount over many days of radiation gas releases. Time averaged plume dispersion can be wrong on the low side by a factor of 10. Center line Chi/Q can be wrong on the low side by a factor of a 1000. Averaging the data is wrong on the low side by a factor of 3.4.

Barrett recorded the maximum curies released each day; the grand total of each day’s recording adds up to 36,062,000 total curies released at TMI; yet the official record issued by the NRC in their final report, insists that only 10,000 total curies were released.

During the 1994 TMI Trial, John Daniel (industry’s expert), determined that 17,000,000 Curies were released. Industry’s own expert estimated that more radiation was released than the NRC, the guardian of public safety, had announced.
Another industry expert report by Dr. Sinovy V. Reytblatt, structural engineer from the University of Bridgeport, estimated that 8-10% of containment was released as result of the spike in pressure inside the containment. The containment had 10 billion curies inside of it. So 10% of 10 Billion curies = 1 billion curies total was released.

Insider in charge of monitoring radiation at TMI says radioactive release was 100s or 1,000s of times higher than gov’t admits

http://enenews.com/insider-in-charge-of-monitoring-radiation-at-tmi-says-meltdown-was-100s-or-1000s-of-times-higher-than-govt-admits

A thorough analysis of the TMI accident indicates that releases were 100 to 1000 times higher than the NRC estimated and that the containment failed after the hydrogen detonation. (This same scenario also happened at Fukushima.)
NRC and FEMA continued to use extremely low radiation release scenario even after the analysis showed much higher radiation releases happened during the accident. To this day, the regulatory bodies still say no one was killed or harmed by the radiation releases at TMI, despite all of the new evidence showing the opposite.
NRC’s mischaracterization of what was released at TMI continues to this day. For example NRC’s Senior Advisor for Emergency Preparedness Patricia Milligan’s claimed that when giving a lecture at Harvard School of Public Health, Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication of August 7, 2008, that when emergency plans were initially written NRC/FEMA did not know that there had been a core melt down.
However now that NRC knows that there had been core melt and that our data still “shows” only a “small release” of radiation occurred, emergency plans and guidelines based on a then lack of understanding of the seriousness of the accident thereby are too conservative.

The lessons learned from TM were applied to either the other TMI reactor or to Fukushima. Thus those lessons will also not be applied if and when a nuclear accident happens near you and your family. You may at this point be feeling like you are concerned, worried and/or angry, and these feelings are entirely normal.

The continued under reporting of TMI’s huge radiation release is used to justify reducing the area in which emergency planning is necessary. The nuclear industry generally waters down response planning and exercise scenarios and pushes for weakening or eliminating existing safety, emergency response and civilian notification in cases of accidents to this day.

There was much chaos, minimization and miscommunication during the Fukushima crisis, and non action afterwards. The plant operator knew within several hours of the tsunami that the plant was in meltdown, but it took many days to weeks before evacuations happened.)

If you would like to find out in detail what happened at TMI, watch the following video series about it.

In case the video gets deleted from Youtube, copy and paste the following title into the Youtube search box and you should be able to find an alternative place to watch it.

NUCLEAR MELTDOWN: Three Mile Island Aftermath – ‘We Almost Lost Detroit’ too… (1982)

Perhaps Sir Walter Scott said it best, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” So what effect does the TMI and Fukushima deception have on you and your family?

Three Mile Island – Podcasts

Find out more about what REALLY happened via these two podcasts;

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/listenerschoice_20080606_6127.mp3

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/listenerschoice_20080711_6588.mp3

Fairewinds on Troubling Events During Nuclear Disaster: “Noise that sounds like rain when it’s not raining” — Family had 5 pets die within hours, all found with ‘milky white’ eyes — Woman engulfed in wave of heat, later told kidney ‘died’ (AUDIO)
http://enenews.com/fairewinds-on-nuclear-disaster-oddities-noise-that-sounds-like-rain-when-its-not-raining-family-had-5-pets-die-all-found-with-milky-white-eyes-woman-engulfed-by-wave-of-heat/comment-page-1#comment-372488

Bottom line, what we have learned from the videos and podcasts above, is that we cannot count on anyone to tell us specific information that we need to protect our families and communities from harm caused by the nuclear plant owning utility, the government, the mass media (most of it owned by GE, a nuclear plant sales organization). We certainly cannot count on the nuclear regulators, such as the NRC and the IAEA who seem to act more like a nuclear marketing agency than someone charged with protecting the public.
Even the Emergency Management Agencies that are supposedly neutral, seem to have been coopted, because they promise to provide specific radiation information after a nuclear incident or accident, but then never do. They report at best, that radiation levels are ‘not harmful’, or should not cause concern.
Bottom line, you are on your own. You will not get any radiation readings, and if you do get any, you probably cannot trust them, because they will NOT be taken downwind, which is where it really counts. As we have seen and heard, radiation readings taken by regulators and the nuclear plant operator are typically down played and reduced by 100 to 1,000 fold, if you get any specifics at all. Because all you get is general information, which says nothing, there is no information provided on whether you should evacuate or not, much less which direction to go in.
If you do not have a Geiger Counter, you are at the mercy of these bafflegab merchants who run their organizations like a fiefdom that does not have to tell anyone anything, certainly not in a timely manner, even in event of an emergency. Protect yourself and your family. Buy a good radiation meter and have some spare batteries ready to operate it.. Your life may depend on it, especially if you live within several hundred miles of a nuclear plant.
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Three Mile Island Radiation Release Coverup Exposed – 1 Billion Curies Released; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-mile-island-coverups-exposed.html
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COUNTING DOWN FOR THE BGA

August 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

In honor of our 90th anniversary, we’re counting down the days (83) until our Nov. 7 Annual Luncheon with 90 tidbits about the BGA: http://bit.ly/1cEQYAl

In June 2009, the BGA welcomed new executive director, Andy Shaw,an award-winning Chicago journalist who spent 37 years covering local, state and national politics, business, education and day-to-day news. When he took the helm of the BGA, the organization was in crucial need of revitalization — a limited watchdog group with a staff of two. The BGA has since undergone a remarkable evolution.

In honor of our 90th anniversary, we're counting down the days (83) until our Nov. 7 Annual Luncheon with 90 tidbits about the BGA: http://bit.ly/1cEQYAl

In June 2009, the BGA welcomed new executive director, Andy Shaw,an award-winning Chicago journalist who spent 37 years covering local, state and national politics, business, education and day-to-day news. When he took the helm of the BGA, the organization was in crucial need of revitalization — a limited watchdog group with a staff of two. The BGA has since undergone a remarkable evolution.

 

WHAT EFFERTS ARE MEASURABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND TO THE ABUSED CHILDREN AND PARENTS BY THIS SYSTEM OF Increase in number of Oklahoma children in DHS custody frustrates reform efforts

August 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Increase in number of Oklahoma children in DHS custody frustrates reform efforts

The number of children in state custody has soared from about 8,000 four years ago to 10,428 today — frustrating Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials in their efforts to meet performance targets agreed upon as part of a settlement agreement to a federal class-action lawsuit.
By Randy Ellis Modified: August 15, 2013 at 12:24 am • Published: August 15, 2013

The number of Oklahoma children in state custody is soaring.

That number has risen from about 8,000 four years ago to 10,428 today — frustrating Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials in their efforts to meet performance targets agreed upon as part of a settlement agreement to a federal class-action lawsuit.

“We’re not where we want to be,” acknowledged Deborah Smith, DHS’s director of child welfare services.

Smith discussed the agency’s efforts to meet the performance targets of a five-year child welfare reform plan during Wednesday’s inaugural joint meeting of four DHS citizens’ advisory panels.

Progress is being made, Smith assured panel members.

Smith noted that the agency recruited 796 new traditional foster homes in the fiscal year that ended June 30, which were actually 15 more than the agency’s goal of 781 for the year.

But with increasing numbers of children being taken into DHS custody, the state still has a great need for more high quality foster homes, she said.

DHS has had less success in recruiting therapeutic foster homes that are needed to take in children with emotional problems. The agency had a target of 150 new therapeutic foster homes last fiscal year, but was only able to recruit 86, Smith said.

The rising number of children in custody also has contributed to DHS falling short of its targeted goal of eliminating the use of state shelters for children under 2 by last Dec. 31.

Smith said 47 children under age 2 spent at least one night in shelters during the first 6 months of this year.

She said 20 of those children fall under an exemption that allows shelter stays for young children who are part of large sibling groups, medically fragile or babies of teen mothers in custody.

Smith said she chose to let the other 27 spend the night, despite the agreed-upon goal, because workers were not comfortable with alternative family placements or foster homes available at the time.

She lamented that the number of children under 2 spending nights in shelters has risen in recent months and said 17 such children spent 150 nights in shelters in June.

Reducing caseloads

Rising numbers of children in state custody also are hampering DHS in its efforts to reduce caseloads to manageable levels, she indicated.

 

The number of children in state custody has soared from about 8,000 four years ago to 10,428 today — frustrating Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials in their efforts to meet performance targets agreed upon as part of a settlement agreement to a federal class-action lawsuit.
By Randy Ellis Modified: August 15, 2013 at 12:24 am • Published: August 15, 2013
Currently, only about 22 percent of DHS workers have caseloads within levels agreed upon as part of the settlement. The agency needs to increase compliance to 45 percent by the end of the calendar year to meet its target, Smith said. 

The agency needs to have been hiring and training about 80 workers a month for the past 9 or 10 months to be on pace to meet the goal, but has only been able to hire about 50 workers a month, she said.

“It’s scary work,” Smith said. “It’s overwhelming.”

Steven Dow offered an informed perspective on Smith’s report, having once served on DHS’s governing commission that was abolished by voters in November before being named as a member of the new DHS advisory panel on children and family issues.

“It sounds like in some areas sort of significant progress has been made,” he said. “In other areas, I think there’s clearly a lot of work still to be done and I think some of what we had in mind has not happened as rapidly as we wanted.”

“The number of increasing kids in care is obviously very disturbing and the fact that we’ve not been able to increase the number of child welfare workers adequately means we haven’t been able to drive down caseloads to numbers that we wanted,” he said. “And the fact that we still have young kids in shelters is in my mind a deep concern.”

Karen Waddell, chairwoman of the new DHS advisory panel on children and family issues, said she is puzzled by the dramatic increase of children in state custody, but looks forward to working with DHS officials, church groups and other organizations to come up with solutions.

“I think the panels are designed to help provide a partnership for our children — not necessarily for the Department of Human Services, but for our children and families,” she said. “I see lots of different groups and people and synagogues and churches and everybody saying, ‘Let’s make this happen.’”

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