Wednesday, January 9, 2019

States of Emergency Risk Democracy Itself


President Trump's threat to declare a national emergency surrounding immigration and border walls is described here:
Matthew Choi (2019, January 9). Trump says he has an 'absolute right' to declare a national emergency for his border wall. Politico, https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/09/trump-national-emergency-border-wall-1092147
Every declaration of a national emergency presents the terrifying prospect of increased executive power enabled by the "exceptions" to democratic processes occurring during official "emergencies."

National emergencies centralize power with the executive. See my extended discussion here: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/emergency-powers-under-crises.html

An editorial in today's WSJ  by William Galston (p. A15) notes that presidential power to declare a national emergency can only be overturned by a 2/3 vote across congress or by the court system.

Galston explains in his op-ed titled "Could Emergency Powers Build the Wall" that the 1976 National Emergencies Act requires the president to specify the statute authorizing the declaration of emergency, with Congress having the opportunity to disapprove, but only with a vote of two-thirds of both chambers.

Galston explains that the judiciary could also check the emergency if plaintiffs have standing to challenge it on statutory or constitutional grounds. However, he notes that historically courts have sided with the executive.

I am very concerned about the prospect of another national emergency declared, this one headed by a xenophobic and politically calculated impulse designed to distract attention from other critical issues.


47 comments:

  1. That is the scariest thing I have seen today. I remember how the bush fascists, hyped-up fear, to get the patriot act through.

    The nsa sent bioengineered, anthrax spores to key congressmen, after the government staged and saudie prosecuted 911.

    8 years of that evil mf shrub. Now this evil mf marches in and effortlessly declares martial law.

    They might come and get me, but I don't care anymore . That is because my spirit and health are ruined, after 18 years of blatant fascist rule and military rule, if u include George W Bush's brother Obama.

    Go ahead and take me to a camp. Just don't make me stand in line too long, to get gassed or executed by a firing squad.

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    1. Isn't it funny how Trump has successfully shifted the blame for the opioid crisis away from the Sackler Family and the Pharma-Industrial Complex and turned it into a boogeyman of xenophobia?

      From JP Sottle

      There is also the ongoing deluge of opiates from Afghanistan.

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    2. Very good point about this sleight of hand. Purdue Pharma has been advertising their "good works" with no accountability in full page ads quite often over the last year in the wsj

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    3. http://www.beyondnuclear.org
      Beyond Nuclear During trump over redesignating High levels waste as low level.

      The fascist trumps are moving to turn all of America into a high-level radioactive radionuclides sacrifice zone by classifying things like cesium 137, plutonium, cobalt 60, strontium 90 Iridiium Californian and other hi level radionuclides that are lethal in gram amounts, as low level waste like uranium tailings.
      They are also importing hi level waste from Japan Europe Russia and China to store it in flimsy steel casks on concrete pads in places like utah, new Mexico, Texas and Arizona through the unscrupulous foreign company from India called Holtec.

      The fascist regimes that trump so loves of Hungary, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia Japan are busy little bees too deregulating nuclear and ensuring future Fukushimaa there.

      Beyond Nuclear and grassroots like nonukes Texas and public citizen are sueing the trump administration to prevent this profound crime against humanity from occurring.
      Meanwhile the old fake antinuke-trumptroll-enenews spooks and conspiracy-nuts like durnford and freefall call the grassroots people trying to save everyone's asses communists. That's the internet. That's how profoundly dysfunctional and crazy America has become.


      AnonymousJanuary 11, 2019 at 1:09 AM
      Resistance against high-level radioactive waste CISFs continues »
      Beyond Nuclear files Petition for Review and Motion to Hold in Abeyance (re: Holtec/ELEA and ISP/WCS CISFs) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
      Legal counsel for Beyond Nuclear (Diane Curran, of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg, & Eisenberg, L.L.P. of Washington, D.C.; and Mindy Goldstein and Caroline Reiser of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA) have filed a Petition for Review, and Motion to Hold in Abeyance (Beyond Nuclear, Inc., Petitioner, v. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and United States of America, Respondents), regarding the proposed Holtec International/Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance, and Interim Storage Partners/Waste Control Specialists irradiated nuclear fuel consolidated interim storage facilities. The filings were submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. See links to the documents, below:

      Cover letter for Petition for Review.

      Beyond Nuclear Petition for Review, and Exhibits A, B, and C.

      Petitioner's Motion to Hold Petition for Review in Abeyance.

      Certificate of Service.

      Certificate as to Parties, Ruling, and Related Cases.

      Petitioner's Rule 26.1 Disclosure.

      To learn more about CISFs, visit Beyond Nuclear's Centralized Storage website section.

      DateDecember 27, 2018 | Print ArticlePrint Article |
      http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2018/12/27/beyond-nuclear-files-petition-for-review-and-motion-to-hold.html

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    4. https://nuclear-news.net/2019/01/10/with-tax-payer-funding-and-weakened-safety-regulation-bill-gates-nuclear-project-could-be-a-goer-in-usa/

      With tax-payer funding, and weakened safety regulation, Bill Gates’ nuclear project could be a goer in USA


      TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS BILL GATES TO DITCH CHINA AND BUILD HIS NUCLEAR PROJECT IN THE US, Daily Caller, Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator 01/08/2019 | Members of the Trump administration are actively working to convince Bill Gates to relocate his now-scrapped nuclear reactor project in China over to the U.S.

      “We hope we can work with them and bring them back,” said Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette in an exchange with reporters Monday. Brouillette revealed the Energy Department has held “several conversations” with Gates, adding that he was optimistic the U.S. government could streamline the permitting process and entice the billionaire to bring his project stateside…….

      “Unfortunately, America is no longer the global leader on nuclear energy that it was 50 years ago. To regain this position, it will need to commit new funding, update regulations, and show investors that it’s serious,” Gates wrote in a year-end blog post, first revealing his botched nuclear plans. ……

      In the waning days of December, Congress passed the The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act by wide margins in both chambers. The legislation aims to streamline the regulatory process for commercial nuclear plants, with an end game of making the development and commercialization of nuclear technology more affordable.

      If signed by President Donald Trump, the bill could make nuclear projects, like the one Gates is spearheading, easier to accomplish. https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/08/bill-gates-nuclear-project/

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    5. Loooks like things are getting pretty sketchy majia. You your family are already getting pretty good Whifs from palo Verde. What will you do when trumpo and Holtec starts moving the sanonofre casks to palo Verde as they say they are going to do and setting up high level open air nuclear waste pads in Arizona. Are ya gonna keep defending yur fascist trumptroll and conspiracynut buddies

      Maybe gates will talk the trump and the governor of Arizona to build one of his prototypes there . most of the idiots over there would love that

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    6. Gates wants to build super dangerous molten salt-breeder type reactors he euphemistically has relabeled as traveling wave reactors.

      None of those type reactors have ever successfully operated . the majority have melted down catastrophically!

      Like the one that melted down at Santa Susana, one that melted down in Russia, in Idaho. Great idea!

      Oh but it was those giant government death rays and communist grassroots nuclear groups that started that Woolsey fire at Santa Susana and destroyed those houses in southern california.


      After there are a few hundred hi level Holtec above-ground nuke waste storage pads with the worlds and muricas hilevel waste spread around America and a thousand of bill gates breeder reactors we can all rest reassured.
      The fascist trump-troll extremists can rest assured because they got their way and the conspiracy confabulists will be ok wit it too.

      I seem to remember one of the buddies also promoting the idea of just calkiing around the above ground seals, of the hi level level storage tanks at Hanford and reclassifying the waste.
      That is because safe disposal is too expensive for his tastes.

      Wait a minute. That guy is priscient because that is exactly what trump and Perry are going to do!

      We don't have to worry about tritium at fukushima because tritium is hermetic according to the code. High level rad waste does not have decay heat according to the code so its okay to put some putty around at Hanford and its all good! Get rid of them stinking Safecast radiation monitoring networks, that experts like Marco kaltofen and others support because Geiger counters can't detect extra radionuclides in the environment anyway according to the codester.

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    7. Tritium is hormetic but its probably hermetic too accordin to woo woo nuclear mystic toadster codester

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    8. The Trump puppeteers are distracting America with the wall while they plot to make trillions with Holtec and Sperry to turn the United States into the worlds largest High Level Radioactive waste dump, by classifying all waste in America as low level.

      Trump, Perry, Holtec and cronies see a lot of money can be made by reclassififying the most dangerous radionuclides in the Universe. Radionuclides like Plutonium, Strontium 90, Cobalt 60, Californium as low level waste! Saves the government money at places like Paducah And Hanford! They can also make billions or trillions, taking in the world hi level nuclear trash! They can store it in Holtecs. Dangerous steel casks above ground all over the United States in huge govt designated waste sites! In New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Wyoming, Kansas, Montana!



      Trump Perry and Bill gates see big money in the scheme, to build gates sketchy-dangerous, molten salt travelling wave reactors in the US. Gates sees dollars signs in america with the reactors, after the Chinese turned him down. Gates know Trump can help him get the reactors going in America by further deregulating, nuclear and having the taxpayers finance Gates!

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    9. Hopefully France will not end up w a fascist government like in Hungaria. In Hungary, people are forced to work 400 extra hours a year no overtime. They elected a fascist government.

      There is Bolnasaro, in Brazil who is cutting the minimum wage slashing programs for the poor. . Bolnasaro brags about how he will destroy the rain Forrest. He brags about go he will killi all the indigenous people in the rain forrest . Brags about building many nuclear reactors inBrazil like the fascists in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Belarus, Russia Japan. The fascists and Nazis the nsa is seeding.

      The nazis in Ukraine , sell postage stamps with pictures of their heros from ww2 , Nazi Germany SS Waffen

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    10. Trump is getting more fascist. Bannon and the NSA are taking advantage of the economic and social chaos in the world to put fascists in power in most of the world. The fascists are as bad or worse than centrists like Macron or Clinton. They immediately cut taxes for the rich like Bolnasaro, trump and Omran of Hungar.

      Same for Poland. They cut social programs, lower the minimum wage, get rid of overtime like Orban has in Hungary so people have mandatory overtimework of400 hours year.

      Bolnasaro got into power in Brazil with Bannon using Cambridge analytics and facebook to appeal to evangelical . They had a big hand from the US, CIA and NSA
      Bolnasaro in Brazil is slashing the minimum wage, wants to kill all the poor and indigenous with death squads . he says he will breach all free speech and rights. He brags about climate denial building nuclear power plants everywhere and wiping out the rain forest.

      Trump declares a state of emergency while he deregulated nuclear in america, so he Perry, bill gates can make make billions taking in the worlds high level nuclear waste. so trump Bill Gates and Perry can building thousands of Bill Gates extremely dangerous salt cooled nuclear reactors.



      All of the fascists are pronuclear in this post fukushima world, even in Nazi-Chernobyl- Ukraine and fascist Belarus. And

      Samein Poland. The baltics.

      Bannon and the fascists are working on Spain and France. They promise one thing then, screw everyone over with perpetual lies once they have totalitarian fascist capture.

      In Japan they are doing the same things and worse. The state secrets nuclear act. Opening decrepit damages reactors.
      The purpose is So Brannon , Trump, the elites can have fascist-totalitarian cronies all over the world in this time of extreme economic and environmental chaos.

      Rape what’s left of the earth. Turn the people into slaves. Declare martial law states. suk the people totally dry. Poison the heck out of everything . To turn the earth into an irreversable nuclear and poisonous hell with flawed-dangerous Russian-reactors everywhere.

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    11. The extreme right-wing trumptrolls and climate deniers that claimed to be antinuclear in the beginning of the fukushima tragedy wet just ringers and spooks. They did it, to pull more wingnuts and racists into their fold . They then said, having nuclear power plants, nuclear bombs and nuclear waste don't matter as long as right wing extremists are in power.

      Tere are the conspiracy-nuts who claim fukushima and Chernobyl were caused by evil Jew-alien sabatours. They come up with a new wopper every week.

      Woppers like that the wild fires in California this year, were from the government using death rays to melt houses. The government melted houses California in the Woolsey fires, while leaving patches of Forrest intact. They will tell you that the Russians have technology to expunge all the nasty radionuclide radiation in the ocean, air and soil using special HAARP technology only the Russians and govt know about.

      Both of these groups will tell you that the grass-roots organization Public Citizen and grass root antinuke are run by communists. Public Citizen state has done more to close dangerous nuclear reactors and have nuclear sites moved or, contained than any other group in the United States in the past 40 years.

      There are the independent trolls that just divert and cause trouble.

      The code psyop trolls
      pitches nuclear Hormesis. It pitches that tritium is a hormetic radionuclide that is not dangerous. It also pitched that hi level nuclear waste is not so volatile and cannot catch fire or cause chemical reactions, from its own radioactive emissions and decay heat.

      This particular psyop troll says the group marco kaltofen is affiliated with known as the safecast network is worthless. And screw it, because rad networks are at the forefront of warning for meltdowns.

      It says all Geiger counters and scintillators are worthless for noting excess radionuclides in the environment. This is bullshit because rad networks in Europe and the US have been instrumental in following meltdowns like fukushima and other radiological emergencies.

      This idiot code has never used a spectrometer or Geiger counter in its life yet it Says radiation monitoring for noting new reactor radiation release events in areas where trouble is occurring are worthless.

      Knows little to nothing of radionuclides toxicology

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    12. THIS IS THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK WITH FUKUSHIMA AND WORLDS CATASTROPHIC FLOOD OF RADIONUCLIDE POLLUTION AND HIGH LEVEL CONTAMINATION THAT NOW ENGULFS THE NUCLEOAPE COUNTRIES
      STERILITY IN MEN AND WOMEN FROM NUCLEAR INSANITY

      https://dunrenard.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/the-after-fukushima-and-japans-declining-birthrate-japans-demographics-a-national-crisis/

      I SAW IT IN ONE OF THE MOST NUCLEAR CONTAMINATED TOWNs IN THE WORLD IN THE UNITED STATE IN THE WESTERN US.

      A place WHERE PEOPLE STILL LIVE .

      A REGULAR PLAYGROUND OF THE RICH AND MIDDLE CLASS AMERICA


      MANY AREAS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, ARE FAR MORE RADIONUCLIDE CONTAMINATED THAN THE WORSt PLACES IN RUSSIA. THAT IS BECAUSE AMERICA IS A COUNTRY OF BIG LIES, INSANITY AND EXTREME BULLSHIT. THE ULTIMATE INVERTED TOTALITARIAN STATE AND OVERTLY TOTALITARIAN NUCLEAR STATE

      THE RUSSIANS AT LEAST HAD ENOUGH SENSE TO DO MOST OF THEIR NUCLEAR DETONATIONS AND DIRTY WORK IN FAR OFF KASAKHSTAN

      NOT IN GOOD OL USA NO BUDDY!

      UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR DETONATIONS BY ASPEN COLORADO PLAYGROUND OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS

      MULTIPLE NUCLEAR MELTOWNS AT SANTA SUSANA ABOVE MALIBU AND BEVERLY HILLS. THEN WILDFIRES TO SPREAD THE SHIT ALL OVER SOCAL.

      Hundreds of tons of the worst high level radionuclides in the universe stored in the worst most flimsy containment possible on a ritzy beach by San Diego. That is how stupid Americans really are including the most rich and famous

      A WHOLE MOUNTAIN OF THE WORST NUCLEAR SHIT IN THE UNIVERSE AT LOS ALAMOS . IT IS RIGHT ADJASCENT TO THE HOME OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: SANTE FE NM. NOW THE GLAMOROUS SANTA FE NMS WATER SUPPLY IS CONTAMINATED BY AMERICIUM AND PLUTONIUM
      STERLITY RATES IN MEN AND WOMEN AND CANCER RATES ARE OFF THE SCALE.

      GLAMOROUS BOULDER COLORADO CONTAMINATED BY PLUTONIUM FROM ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL

      GLAMOROUS LAS VEGAS WHERE A THOUSAND NUCLEAR BOMBS WERE DETONATED . NUCLEAR BOMB CONTAMINATION THAT IRRADIATED THE WORLD AND TURNED HALF THE WESTERN US INTO DOWNWINDER AREAS

      THE WEST US WHERE SO MANY DESCENTDANTS ARE STERILE FROM NUCLEAR POLLUTION FROM NUCLEAR WASTE, BOMB DETONATIONS, URANIUM GARBAGE

      HANFORD IN GLAMOROUS WASHINGTON STATE THAT IS POLLUTING THE SHIT PUT OF THE GLAMOROUS COLUMBIA RIVER AND GLAMOROUS PORTLAND OREGON WITH THE WORST HILEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE POSSIBLE.

      ST LOUIS MO WHERE PEOPLE IN. THE MOST EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS BREATH IN RADIOACTIVE SOOT AND ASH FROM A LOCAL MASSIVELY RADIONUCLIDE CONTAMINATED LANDFILL ON FIRE DAILY

      THERE ARE THE 11 SHITTY OLD TRITIUM LEAKING NUCLEAR REACTORS IN ILLINOIS MAKING PEOPLE STERILE AND SICK WITH CANCER

      THE SAME IS TRUE ON EXCLUSIVE LONG ISLAND, IN FLORIDA IN MOST STATES EAST OF THE MISSISISSIPPI

      https://dunrenard.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/the-after-fukushima-and-japans-declining-birthrate-japans-demographics-a-national-crisis/

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    13. THIS IS HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES TOO PEOPLE SO DO NOT FOOL YOUR SELVES

      The After Fukushima and Japan’s Declining Birthrate, Japan’s Demographics a National Crisis
      Japan, Nuclear, Radiation
      From Chris Busby:
      Japan’s birth rate was declining but gradually, as was the Belarus birthrate. The rate at which it was declining was low. Then after Fukushima it fell of the cliff.
      I made this graph from Japan vital statistics data on the web.
      In 2005 it was 8.32. So there is a sharp fall in the rate after Fukushima. Same thing happened in Belarus after Chernobyl. Look at the Bandashevsky’s after Chernobyl birth rate graph.
      It was expected What I am saying is that the fall in birthrate in Japan is a Fukushima effect in the same way as the fall in birthrate in Belrus was a Chernobyl effect.


      chernobyl & fukushima birthrates.jpg

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      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe describes demographics as a national crisis
      Japan suffered its biggest population decline on record this year, according to new figures that underline the country’s losing battle to raise its birth rate.
      The number of births fell to its lowest since records began more than a century ago, the health and welfare ministry said, soon after parliament approved an immigration bill that will pave the way for the arrival of hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers to address the worst labour shortage in decades.
      The ministry estimated 921,000 babies will have been born by the end of 2018 – 25,000 fewer than last year and the lowest number since comparable records began in 1899. It is also the third year in a row the number of births has been below one million.
      Combined with the estimated number of deaths this year – a postwar high of 1.37 million – the natural decline of Japan’s population by 448,000 is the biggest ever.
      The data suggests the government will struggle to reach its goal of raising the birth rate – the average number of children a woman has during her lifetime – to 1.8 by April 2026. The current birth rate stands at 1.43, well below the 2.07 required to keep the population stable.
      Crisis
      The prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has described Japan’s demographics as a national crisis and promised to increase childcare places and introduce other measures to encourage couples to have more children.
      But the number of children on waiting lists for state-funded daycare increased for the third year in a row last year, raising doubts over his plans to provide a place for every child by April 2020.
      Japanese people have an impressive life expectancy – 87.2 years for women and 81.01 years for men – which experts attribute to regular medical examinations, universal healthcare coverage and, among older generations, a preference for Japan’s traditional low-fat diet.
      But the growing population of older people is expected to place unprecedented strain on health and welfare services in the decades to come. Some of those costs will be met by a controversial rise in the consumption (sales) tax, from 8 per cent to 10 per cent, next October.
      Earlier this year the government said 26.1 million – or just over 20 per cent of the total population of 126.7 million – were aged 70 and over.
      The number of centenarians, meanwhile, had risen to 69,785 as of September this year, with women making up 88% of the total.
      Japan has the highest proportion of older people – or those aged 65 and over – in the world, followed by Italy, Portugal and Germany.
      The National Institute of Population and Social Security Research in Tokyo estimated that more than 35 per cent of Japanese will be aged 65 or over by 2040.
      https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/japan-suffers-biggest-ever-population-decline-as-birthrate-falls-1.3742164?fbclid=IwAR0MRjzWAu2Bpbe7Lu9mlFukbbG670l_f-_0E1qIJ9
      See also:

      Pr Chris Busby on infertility risk around Fukushima, Japan, etc

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9lyxgJhc0c
      Pr A.Yablokov and Pr C.Busby on Fukushima victim estimations
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYgBgkZCobQ
      January 7, 2019
      Birth rate, Demographics, Fukushima Daiichi, Nuclear Disaster

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  2. Maybe we need Martial Law instead? Some tanks on city streets. Send Congress home for a rest. In fact just follow what Lincoln did. He came close to arresting the Chief Justice. He imprisoned many newspaper people. Did away with habeas corpus. Etc.

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    1. "Yet Lincoln, who in our collective memory resounds as a strong, certain and triumphant leader, was forced to make incredibly difficult decisions throughout the Civil War, and some of these decisions have not always been applauded. Lincoln may have, as some scholars have put it, a “dark side.” His actions were not always approved of at the time; in fact, Lincoln decried as a tyrant in many quarters. In the spring of 1861, President Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus in Maryland—allowing American citizens to be locked up indefinitely without the opportunity of a trial. Lincoln’s suspension of the writ stands as one of the strongest uses of presidential power in United States’ history. This post examines not only the crisis in Maryland that led to such drastic (or draconian?) legal steps, but also explores the debate regarding Lincoln’s actions. Three simple questions are then raised and considered: Were Abraham Lincoln’s actions legal? What were his constitutional views that would permit such a bold use of presidential power? Lastly, were his actions justified?" http://www.civildiscourse-historyblog.com/blog/2015/1/1/illegal-lincoln-abraham-lincoln-and-habeas-corpus

      There were person at the time who hated Lincoln more than people hate Trump now and with real reasons.

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    2. http://www.beyondnuclear.org
      Beyond Nuclear During trump over redesignating High levels waste as low level.

      The fascist trumps are moving to turn all of America into a high-level radioactive radionuclides sacrifice zone by classifying things like cesium 137, plutonium, cobalt 60, strontium 90 Iridiium Californian and other hi level radionuclides that are lethal in gram amounts, as low level waste like uranium tailings.
      They are also importing hi level waste from Japan Europe Russia and China to store it in flimsy steel casks on concrete pads in places like utah, new Mexico, Texas and Arizona through the unscrupulous foreign company from India called Holtec.

      The fascist regimes that trump so loves of Hungary, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia Japan are busy little bees too deregulating nuclear and ensuring future Fukushimaa there.

      Beyond Nuclear and grassroots like nonukes Texas and public citizen are sueing the trump administration to prevent this profound crime against humanity from occurring.
      Meanwhile the old fake antinuke-trumptroll-enenews spooks and conspiracy-nuts like durnford and freefall call the grassroots people trying to save everyone's asses communists. That's the internet. That's how profoundly dysfunctional and crazy America has become.

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    3. Resistance against high-level radioactive waste CISFs continues »
      Beyond Nuclear files Petition for Review and Motion to Hold in Abeyance (re: Holtec/ELEA and ISP/WCS CISFs) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
      Legal counsel for Beyond Nuclear (Diane Curran, of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg, & Eisenberg, L.L.P. of Washington, D.C.; and Mindy Goldstein and Caroline Reiser of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA) have filed a Petition for Review, and Motion to Hold in Abeyance (Beyond Nuclear, Inc., Petitioner, v. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and United States of America, Respondents), regarding the proposed Holtec International/Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance, and Interim Storage Partners/Waste Control Specialists irradiated nuclear fuel consolidated interim storage facilities. The filings were submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. See links to the documents, below:

      Cover letter for Petition for Review.

      Beyond Nuclear Petition for Review, and Exhibits A, B, and C.

      Petitioner's Motion to Hold Petition for Review in Abeyance.

      Certificate of Service.

      Certificate as to Parties, Ruling, and Related Cases.

      Petitioner's Rule 26.1 Disclosure.

      To learn more about CISFs, visit Beyond Nuclear's Centralized Storage website section.

      DateDecember 27, 2018 | Print ArticlePrint Article |
      http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2018/12/27/beyond-nuclear-files-petition-for-review-and-motion-to-hold.html

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  3. "National emergencies centralize power with the executive." Better there than with Nancy P. and Chuck S. In Franz Kafka's novel Das Schloss (The Castle) K who is a land surveyor and the leading character is provided with two "helpers" who constantly interfere with what K is attempting to do which is to make contact with the castle. Seeing Schumer and Pelosi standing together they reminded me of K's assistants. The help we do not need.
    Both Congress persons benefit one way or another by opposing Trump. Both display all the signs of avarice. And for liberals, avarice even when displayed by a Democrat is not a virtue.

    I really do not know what to say. For those that have eyes to see and ears to hear . . . If Trump is a bogey man for you then you may have six more years of despair and misery.

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    1. For those who might be wondering who K's unwanted assistants were, here are their names: Arthur and Jeremiah.

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  4. Would it be fair to say that Schumer and Pelosi have more in common with Merkel and Macron than President Trump and his supporters? I think so. Unless I am mistaken I think Majia would probably favor a more or less open southern border and amnesty for anyone who came in. I am not sure where the money to pay for these folks would come from, perhaps higher state and federal taxes. And it would effect the low skill blacks adversely. I think a super majority of Americans oppose this kind of future.

    And if even greater numbers of refugees were to arrive I think we would have real problems. But maybe I am just xenophobic.

    It seems to be part of human nature to have some vague image of paradise or a utopic world. Liberals typically are more influenced by this image. Certainly Lenin had such an image as did Mao and perhaps Kim Jung Un's grandfather. Why hasn't Venezuela burst forth with prosperity? Why are people from Central America not migrating south?

    It seems like it took mean, nasty, toxic males to create a society everyone wants to live in and to maintain it, but we want to ban tradition masculinity and have a paradise on earth. Where is the logic in this? I can't find it, but I am sure Anonymous has already but won't share it!

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    1. Most men are not sociopaths that support militarism, violence, misogyny, martial law and racist totalitarianism. William st George is an exception

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    2. Anonymous, presumably you are one with much experience with sociopaths as well as one who has done a great deal of study of militarism, violence,misogyny, martial law and racist totalitarianism . . . perhaps you have written a number of books on these subjects and would be kind enough to tell us the titles? Or, perhaps more likely one with a bit of a flair for acting and pretending to be one with great worldly knowledge like Henry Kissinger? I am sorry but I think you belong in the latter category and are just trying to sound like a real sage of human affairs. Also, by saying that a certain person is an exception you fail to say an exception to what? to all the things that are true of sociopaths? In which case how would one know this person was a sociopath? Unfortunately I am forced, I believe, to view you as a fraud. Perhaps you are a troll.

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  5. In the last 40 years there have been 58 National States of Emergency declared. Obama declared 12, so I have to conclude that Majia is expressing her liberal stand point by terming these declarations terrifying, or else she rushed to a doctor for some psychiatric medication during Obama's Administration. I think subconsciously people confuse a national emergency declaration with martial law--which must be declared by Congress unless you are Abraham Lincoln. Most people who are not directly involved with government simply pay no attention to these things as they are often obscure regulatory measures. In any case 31 are still in effect. And you will have to admit you have not even noticed until a President you dislike threatened to declare one. So whether he does or does not is not a big psychological thing. It will not effect your life unless you own property along the Mexican Border. And then you may be able to pick up some easy money by selling practically useless property to the US gov. Lucky you.

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    1. Not for a government shutdown and as a political distraction and extreme political manipulation like 911 or the Reichstag fire. You are such a weasel

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    2. Come now. Have you ever seen a weasel? In a zoo? As a little kid on TV? Have you taken the time to study their behavior and become a weasel expert. Your primary sentence is incoherent.

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    1. I understand strong passions but please don't invoke personal attacks!

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    2. St George refers to you as a communist professor that should be filmed. No skin off my nose if it doesn't bother you. Too bad Murica is sinking so low.


      In 1919, Woodrow Wilson suffered a debilitating stroke. Also in 1919, Scott Nearing, unlike many other Wilson victims, beat the rap and did no prison time after his arrest for anti-war words. A reminder that life, occasionally, is not completely unjust. counterpunch.org/2019/01/10

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  7. Yes, I agree that we should avoid personal attacks and also watch our language. I believe it is the case that personal attacks occur when one can not counter facts and points in an argument. You are losing in a card game and so tip the table over. Time for a respite. Thanks, Majia,for the cautionary reminder.

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    1. You need to take a respite to stop spamming and stop threatening

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    2. I was avoiding this site and this rediculous buffoon until I saw that is posted the Comment inferring that you u r a communist and that your lectures should be recorded majia. Silly me should have kept on

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    3. https://nuclear-news.net/2019/01/10/with-tax-payer-funding-and-weakened-safety-regulation-bill-gates-nuclear-project-could-be-a-goer-in-usa/

      With tax-payer funding, and weakened safety regulation, Bill Gates’ nuclear project could be a goer in USA


      TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS BILL GATES TO DITCH CHINA AND BUILD HIS NUCLEAR PROJECT IN THE US, Daily Caller, Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator 01/08/2019 | Members of the Trump administration are actively working to convince Bill Gates to relocate his now-scrapped nuclear reactor project in China over to the U.S.

      “We hope we can work with them and bring them back,” said Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette in an exchange with reporters Monday. Brouillette revealed the Energy Department has held “several conversations” with Gates, adding that he was optimistic the U.S. government could streamline the permitting process and entice the billionaire to bring his project stateside…….

      “Unfortunately, America is no longer the global leader on nuclear energy that it was 50 years ago. To regain this position, it will need to commit new funding, update regulations, and show investors that it’s serious,” Gates wrote in a year-end blog post, first revealing his botched nuclear plans. ……

      In the waning days of December, Congress passed the The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act by wide margins in both chambers. The legislation aims to streamline the regulatory process for commercial nuclear plants, with an end game of making the development and commercialization of nuclear technology more affordable.

      If signed by President Donald Trump, the bill could make nuclear projects, like the one Gates is spearheading, easier to accomplish. https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/08/bill-gates-nuclear-project/

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  9. American University Tells Faculty to Disregard ‘Quality’ of Writing When Grading

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asepo_AXG-I

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    1. So little willy wee wee, what is this about? Filming people and teachers who speak about things that do not agree w your propaganda or totalitarian views of torturing and controlling people.


      Unknown January 6, 2019 at 2:59 PM
      Film Your Marxist Professors

      Is this typical of contemporary university classes? It seems bizarre but does make sense of a lot behaviors I witness, especially on the Internet. Bears no relationship to my academic years.

      A passive-aggressive slander and threat that you posted on Majias blog January 6, 2019





      Willy wee wee does not believe in the Constitution of the United States or free speech.

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    2. I absolutely do NOT believe an accredited US university would tell faculty to disregard writing capabilities. Absolutely no way that is true. Quantification of the hours spent on evaluating writing every year would be staggering - even for me alone!

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    3. Well, I am not going to travel there and find out. But it did not surprise me particularly. Surely you are in a better position than I am to discover the truth of this matter and let us know.

      https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/01/11/american-university-tells-faculty-to-disregard-quality-of-writing-when-grading/

      Another article about the writing situation. I was shocked when Stanford dropped Western Civ but it did in fact do that. This is a new kind of progress?

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    4. This Lyin sos did not graduate Stanford. Maybe has a degree in library science or so it claims

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    5. Maybe a degree in criminology to deal with people like yourself?

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  10. "Ad hominem (Latin for "to the person"[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.[2] The terms ad mulierem[3] and ad feminam[4] have been used specifically when the person receiving the criticism is female.

    However, its original meaning was an argument "calculated to appeal to the person addressed more than to impartial reason".[5]

    Fallacious ad hominem reasoning is categorized among informal fallacies,[6][7][8] more precisely as a genetic fallacy, a subcategory of fallacies of irrelevance."

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  11. Please answer the question William. Why did you post this statement and YouTube video on Majias Blog?
    UnknownJanuary 6, 2019 at 2:59 PM
    Film Your Marxist Professors

    Is this typical of contemporary university classes?

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    UnknownJanuary 6, 2019 at 3:00 PM
    I forgot to include this in the above:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ2ojjgTEh4

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    Why did you post this statement and video on the Majia Blog?

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    1. To thwart you apparently. Answer my question. Is this typical of universities now? You can chose either a yes or a no or, I suppose, a maybe.

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    2. You did it because you have no respect for the constition. You did it to threaten teachers and professors and majia with violence from sociopathic criminals like yourself

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    3. What is the constition? It may not deserve respect, have you considered that? Do you respect the constition?

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  12. Miss this and miss more than you will ever know.
    #LionelNation­čç║­čçŞImmersive Live Stream: Wall Capitulation Is Not In Order
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHJN4_f2gp0

    This is like going to the circus was when you were a child. Do you want to miss the elephants and tigers? The clowns? The tight rope walkers? I thought not.

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