## Friday, March 1, 2019

### Disintegrating Capitalism

Through a series of media links I discovered Hanappi's discussion of disintegating capitalism:
Gerhard Hanappi (2019). From Integrated Capitalism to Disintegrating Capitalism. Scenarios of a Third World War Vienna Institute for Political Economy Research – VIPER 7 January 2019  MPRA Paper No. 91397, posted 12 January 2019 22:54 UTC https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/91397/
After the deep economic crisis of 2008 a turning point towards authoritarian governance of capitalism - in particular in the USA - is evident. Since this type of new nationalist authoritarian capitalism destroys global integration it is called Disintegrating Capitalism. An immediate consequence of the global contradiction between worldwide interwoven production processes and rivalries between nationalist regimes is a rapidly rising danger of a third World War
I strongly recommend reading it or, at least, the articulate synopsis offered by Nafeez Ahmed:
Nafeez Ahmed (2019, February 21). The disintegration of global capitalism could unleash world war 3, warns top EU economist. Insurge-Intelligence, https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/the-disintegration-of-global-capitalism-could-unleash-world-war-3-warns-top-eu-economist-769487210e8f

Let me turn to discuss but one of the many interesting passages in Hanappi's account of disintegrating capitalism:
the new Disintegrating Capitalism considers internal problems as solved by direct coercive power supplemented by new information technologies. The adjective ‘disintegrating’ thus points at the new, outward bound aggressive policy that this new type of capitalism exhibits as a central feature. The new authoritarian empires need confrontation with each other to justify their own internal, inflexible command structure. (Hanappi, 2019, page 8).

There is something interesting in Hanappi's observation about the aggressive interactions of these great authoritarian powers - the US, China, Russia - as being driven in part by their internal authoritarianism.

Why does humanity periodically go repressive and homicidal?

Resource limits, degraded environments and population pressures are clearly important factors but what other factors are at play?

The great tragedy is that we now have better capabilities for solving our resource problems, but fall into the same cycle nonetheless.

Rather than using our technological capabilities to solve our collective problems (which we could), we will deploy them to kill our enemies until no human is left at all.

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Michael Klare (2018, October 30) This is not your mother's cold war: It's much more terrifying. The Nation, https://www.thenation.com/article/this-is-not-your-mothers-cold-war/

Nadesan, Majia (2016). Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy, and Ecological Sustainability: The Threat of Financial and Energy Complexes in the Twenty-First Century

1. America is now the most, corrupt state on earth. They have abrogated the INF, so they can make small tactical nukes.
Trump has jumped on the Hormesis bandwagon. High level nuclear waste is being redefined as low level nuclear waste, for continued corrupt-radionuclide destruction of America.
Perry is importing high level nuclear waste from Japan and France, to be stored in dangerous steel casks, outdoors in New Mexico and Texas. There is a huge nuclear dump in Alpine Texas, that would have been illegal 20 years ago, where nuclear waste is being stored in Steel drums,that are buried over the largest aquifer in america.
The United States, is supersaturated with High level nuclear waste and uranium tailings. America detonated a thousand nuclear weapons on its own people.
Our government allows, relatively large amounts of americium, which is high level nuclear waste, to be used in 3 dollar smoke detectors. Other smoke detectors cost 15 dollars.
Pele naturally buy the cheap AMERICIUM smokendetectora . they all end up in land fill. All that high level nuclear-waste accumulating in landfills.

High level uclear waste is accumulating by reactors. High level nuclear waste, is coming from outside the country.
Nuclear waste is being created in nuclear weapons and munitions production.

Nuclear waste is ocurring form 100 rickety old reactors leaking tritium and radioactive gas into the air

Our Public landfills and garbage dumps are far fuller of high level AMERICIUM and thorium welding rods, than we would want to know .

How ironic that we could think the Italian Mafia is so bad, for dumping European High level nuclear waste, in City Dumps in Italy.
Trump just illegally dumped more than a hundred pounds of plutonium in Nevada without asking the people of Nevada.
We have been bombarded with s exceptionalist memes in the western media for 75 years. Everything is bigger in Texas(especially the new open air nuclear dumps pushed by Good Hair Perry). America is the largest nuclear waste dump on earth now!
We know what happened at WIPP a few years ago. Barrels of plutonium and kitty litter were exploding there. That has not stopped them!
They are at it again filling up all of the the salt caverns in new Mexico with high level nuclear waste! They have opened three news huge, outdoor pads to store radioactive waste outdoors in Texas and New Mexico. The high level nuclear -waste is stored in flimsy, stainless-steel containers By Holtec, like the 88,000 tons of high level nuclear waste, stored at the beach at San Onofre, by San DIEGO California.
Many people in California are aware of it but no one is doing anything about it.
Trump has done away with major regulation of nuclear reactors in unsafe areas in spite of what happened at Fukushima. There are more than a quarter million tons of high level nuclear waste stored between the hundred rickety old reactors in America.

The USA is numero Uno as a nuclear state! Except in things that are really true and that matter the most for our children, and life on earth. We are inundated with nuclear waste.

1. Your thesis is absolutely wrong in the case of the United States and imperialism. I think it is correct when applied to the ongoing genocide of the American people, by systematically poisoning them to death with radionuclides from the ongoing enforced nuclear insanity. The cia and evangelical Christian fascists, have been doing regime change for 80 years or more in Latin America. It is blood lust and greed, not disintegrating capitalism.
Evangelical Christians yearn for Armageddon and seem to yearn for nuclear world war 3.
Evangelical dominionists, genocided the indigionous populations of the United States. They carried on into Latin America, in the 20 th century. Bolsonaros supporters are evangelicals. They mean to wipe out the indigenous of the Amazon basin and destroy it, as they have on Honduras and Guatemala.
The new fascist memes about Catholic priests by idiots like st George are especially popular now for rousing a bloodthirsty base and instilling jingoistic bloodlust in the base.

Evangelical a preacher and general Rios Montt Genocided 100,000 Mayans in Guatemala at the same time Elliot Abrams, committed the Brutal Genocides in El Salvador. That included Caatholic priests that tried to get between Abrams and his victims.
The catholic church has had an ongoing problem with priests and, sex abuse. There is an evangilcal Christian History of Pedophelia and sex abuse by youth pastors, Preachers and church workers that has been as bad or worse than Catholic Priests.
Repukikans and evangelical Christian fascist are now soap boxing the catholic churches problems, as they push for American military interventions in Venzueal and Bolivia. Repuklikans don't have a leg to stand on, when pointing the finger about sex abuse . Something to to with power abuse and religious fanaticism.
FEBRUARY 25, 2019
The Banality of Empire
by KENN ORPHAN
This month freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar questioned Trump’s nominee for envoy to Venezuela, Elliot Abrams. While her interrogation was somewhat tepid in regard to American imperialism (she said “no one disputes” that the US goal has always been to support democracy and defend human rights), she did bring up the role of the US in the massacres in El Salvador in the 1980s. Massacres in which Abrams is implicated. It was also instructive in that it provided a visual to how deeply debased the American political landscape actually is.

2. It is interesting to note that little has changed in the parlance of imperialists of both the liberal and conservative brand. Again, it is unoriginal. “Social justice” or “human rights” are used to justify “humanitarian intervention,” code words of empire for ethnic cleansing and genocide. We can hear it today and not only from Trump, but also in the corporate media and among the so-called resistance in the Democratic Party when talking about Venezuela. So it is worth re-visiting this dark page in Guatemalan history to expose what this banality provides cover for.

According to a 2004 report on the massacre by the Inter-American Court on Human rights, Montt’s forces:

“separated the children and the young women aged from about 15 to 20. Then the massacre began. First they tortured the old people, saying they were guerrillas, then they threw two grenades and fired their guns. Finally they sprayed petrol around and set fire to the house… [The next day, Buenaventura Manuel Jeronimo] emerged from his hiding place to see the destruction they had caused. Along with Eulalio Grave Ramírez and his brothers Juan, Buenaventura, and Esteban, they put out the flames that were still consuming the bodies. Those that weren’t totally charred showed signs of torture, as did the naked bodies of the youngest women.”

Another account was from a survivor:

“After having killed our wives, they brought out our children. They grabbed their feet and beat their heads against the house posts. I had six children. They all died, and my wife as well.. All my life my heart will cry because of it.”

– the only survivor of the San Francisco massacre in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

General Mott was charged with genocide, but his moneyed legal team successfully stalled due process of the trial on technicalities. He died without ever facing consequences for his monstrous crimes.

Repeat this story in El Salvador, Honduras and countless other places and a picture emerges of coordinated, US-backed and funded genocide. Stories that detail the rape of girls and young women, or the torture of children and the elderly, or the forced disappearances of boys and men, or the burning of countless villages and mass graves. But these stories get buried by the American imperial machine, especially when it involves the poor or people of color. We see that happening in the endless barrage of corporate media stories parroting State Department narratives on Venezuela

2. Abrams is a Presidential pardoned liar who provided cover for some of the most heinous war crimes of the 20th century. That he has reemerged again to lead a coup against the democratically elected government of yet another Latin American country is testament to the banality of American Empire and how uninterested it is in its own history or unending brutality and corruption.

The history of US imperialism in this region, like so many others around the world, is one drenched in blood. In 1954 a mercenary army hired by the United Fruit Company and assisted by the US government staged a military coup which overthrew the democratically elected, reform oriented, government of Colonel Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas was installed as the new president of Guatemala and thus began a military dictatorship that would span the latter half of the 20th century. The indigenous Maya of the country had long been viewed as sub-human by the ruling, Spanish descended, elite, a supremacist stain that remains to this day. Some Mayans and others protested their oppression under this neo-fuedalistic tyranny, but all Mayans were collectively punished, culminating in a multi-stage genocide that took the lives of at least 200,000 people and created millions of refugees. It was a presage to the current migrant crisis in North America.

Israel was also complicit in the genocide, supplying arms and training mercenaries. In fact General Rios Montt, the military general who is largely blamed for directing the genocide, gave his personal thanks to both the US and Israel for assisting him conducting the systematic rape, torture and slaughter of the country’s indigenous population. Trained at the infamous School of the Americas Montt, who died in April of last year, was an evangelical Christian minister and a personal friend of ultra-conservative televangelists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. This is instructive since we now have Christian dominionists like Pence and Pompeo at the helm. Montt was also unquestioningly supported and praised by President Ronald Reagan. “President Ríos Montt,” Reagan said, “is a man of great personal integrity and commitment. I know he wants to improve the quality of life for all Guatemalans and to promote social justice.”

1. Most Americans women and Americans in general, have limited access to decent medical care nowadays. Planned parenthood has been the only $alternative for many women, and especially the poor, poor college students for decades. That's the other meme they thump on. The authorianism and fascism is real. Taking away the only healthcare for many people and, saying absolute control over women's bodies like in The Handmaids Tale. 2. WORLD NEWS MARCH 3, 2019 / 5:04 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil's tribal lands Anthony Boadle CAMPO NOVO DE RONDONIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Ten days after Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, dozens of men entered protected indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon, hacking a pathway beneath the jungle canopy. An indigenous child of Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe, looks on in an area deforested by invaders, after a meeting was called in the village of Alto Jamari to face the threat of armed land grabbers invading the Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reservation near Campo Novo de Rondonia, Brazil January 30, 2019. Picture taken January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Inspired by Bolsonaro’s vow to open more native territory to commercial development, the men, armed with machetes, chainsaws and firearms, had come to stake their claims. A tense stand-off ensued with members of the Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe, who captured the January confrontation on a cellphone video viewed by Reuters. The trespassers threatened to set fire to their villages to drive them out, tribal members said. Tribesmen readied poison-tipped arrows in their bows. The invaders retreated. But a bullet-riddled sign at the entrance to their sprawling reservation now serves as their calling card. The placard is emblazoned with the acronym FUNAI, a federal agency charged with protecting indigenous land rights that is widely loathed by agricultural interests. “It was a warning that they are coming back,” Awip Puré Uru-eu-wau-wau, a 19-year-old tribal member, told Reuters a few weeks after the encounter in the northwestern state of Rondonia. 3. While some tribal members wear jeans and use cellular phones bought with government welfare payments and sales of Brazil nuts and cassava flour, they live largely as their ancestors did, hunting tapirs and wild boar. The Uru-eu-wau-wau have faced invasions by illegal loggers and farmers before. But January’s trespassers were different: They painted numbers on trees spaced out in precise intervals of 60 hectares (148 acres), a sign they were staking out plots for sale to future settlers. The tribe called an emergency assembly of its six villages in late January. Chiefs and warriors painted their bodies, put on headdresses of macaw fathers and performed a war dance. They wrote a letter pleading for government protection, warning they would resort to their bows and arrows if forced to. “We need this land and its forest trees standing to survive as a people,” Tangae Uru-eu-wau-wau, a village leader, told Reuters. The assembly was attended by FUNAI’s new boss Franklimberg Ribeiro, a retired army general of Amazon Indian descent. He assured the Uru-eu-wau-wau his agency would protect their land. 4. U.S. will continue 'actions' against Maduro: Envoy “We will take action to stop these invasions,” Ribeiro told Reuters after meeting the tribal chiefs. But weeks later, no one has been punished and the Uru-eu-wau-wau fear the worst. The tribe shared their cellphone images with Brazil’s Federal Police, who caught one suspect trespassing on their land. But a judge refused to issue an arrest warrant. Authorities said they are still looking for David Elias da Silva, a local farmer they allege led the January invasion. Reuters visited his home just outside the reservation. His wife Suely declined to disclose his whereabouts. She said he was innocent and blamed tribesmen for the unrest. “The Indians don’t work. They don’t do anything. And that is the cause of all this trouble,” she said. ATTACKS ON THE RISE Conflicts with illegal miners and loggers have intensified in the Amazon region states of Pará and Maranhão, FUNAI said. With law enforcement stretched thin, some tribes have formed armed militias to protect their lands. Court fights are brewing too. Brazil’s 1988 Constitution guarantees tribes rights to their ancestral lands. The Brazilian Socialist Party, the PSB, on Jan. 31 filed a case with the Supreme Court challenging Bolsonaro’s decision to give the Agriculture Ministry authority to determine reservation boundaries. The high court has yet to rule. Bolsonaro’s plan to assimilate Brazil’s indigenous people is a reversal of federal policy protecting their habitat, languages and customs, according to Cleber Buzzatto, the executive secretary of CIMI, the advocacy group. He fears the changes could lead to ethnocide. Ethnographer Sydney Possuelo, a leading authority on isolated tribes, is worried too. In December, he was in the Javari Valley reservation in the far west of Brazil, a region home to the highest concentration of uncontacted tribes in the world. Locals told Possuelo they had seen several hundred armed “white” men in boats enter the reservation on the Javari River, where they poached fish and turtles, cut down trees and prospected for minerals. One night, some of them opened fire on the small FUNAI station built on the reservation. They were repelled by four policemen who happened to be there on an annual visit. FUNAI agents who spoke to Reuters confirmed the attack. No arrests were made. “The situation of Brazil’s indigenous people has never been very good. But in 42 years working in the Amazon, this is the most dangerous moment I’ve seen,” Possuelo said by telephone. “Loggers, miners, hunters, fishermen who invade reservations think the president is on their side now,” he said. Reporting by Anthony Boadle and Ueslei Marcelino; Additional reporting by Jake Spring in Brasilia; Editing by Brad Haynes and Marla Dickerson Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. MORE FROM REUTERS © 2019 Reuters. All Rights Reserved. 3. The atrocities described in the comments are horrific and I am ashamed in my complicity as a citizen of the the offending nation. That said, this kind of brutality is far too common across nations and throughout human history. We often are transformed into marauding thugs. Why? How to prevent that? 1. Because evangelical Christians in America think people from central America are streaming here to live good. They do not even know about the atrocities. Many Americans don't. Many American young people join the American thuggery, in the military to escape poverty, and certain homelessness now. People in your class invest in the military complex that keeps the thuggery and nuclear empire going. Integrity in the MSM is totally gone. Even the so called freewheeling internet is hijacked by pseudo alternative and alt right paid trolls and enthusiastic operatives to control the narrative that will say everything short of threatening u to keep the propaganda, misinformation, blokade of information, echo chambers, pathological lies and confabulations going and some will threaten u. The brain washing, the payoffs, the propaganda goes on 2. You should not intellectualism it or relatavise it because this is the largest military thug in the world. The bosses are making tactical nukes to further threaten the rest of the world. 3. Maybe this is Hell? What more could Hell have to offer? I suppose real global warming. 4. You could also help some of the homeless people in Pheonix majia I am sure there are more than they say. There are 20 million or more homeless in America now.Invisible People \ LOCATIONTOPIC Bonnie STORIES / DISABLED https://invisiblepeople.tv/videos/bonnie-homeless-seattle-tent-city-nickelsville/ On a recent trip to Nickelsville, an infamous tent community in Seattle, I could not help but notice Bonnie. She stood out from everyone like she could be anyone’s mom. It was kind of a rush situation and I wasn’t really going to ask her, but she walked by and I quickly fired up the camera. What is not stated in this video is I was told Bonnie has Alzheimer’s disease, and that she often forgets what tent she is in. We have a “silver tsunami” coming. The boomers are now at the retirement age but lost savings in the bad economy. The older generation is going to hit social services so hard it very well may crash a system that is already overworked and underfunded. Our older generation, like Bonnie, should have the housing and supportive services they require and deserve. 5. SEPTEMBER 17, 2005 Rev. Pat Robertson and Gen. Rios Montt by NIKOLAS KOZLOFF FacebookTwitterRedditEmail While Pat Robertson’s recent remarks on the Christian Broadcast Network’s The 700 Club that the United States should “take out” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez certainly caught the media spotlight, the statement by the evangelical minister was only the latest episode in a long and troubled story. Since the 1970s Robertson has loyally served hawkish U.S. foreign policy objectives in Latin America and played a particularly pernicious role in the region. Christian organizations nation wide would do well to heed the history and to rigorously challenge Robertson on his record. As a young man, Robertson dreamed about profitable business deals in Latin America. After graduating from college, he briefly worked for the W.R. Grace & Co. in New York. Robertson was specifically assigned to Grace’s Foreign Service School to analyze South American economic conditions in South America. There, Robertson collaborated with the company’s chief executives of the company. According to one of Robertson’s biographers, “during the months he worked with the Grace company he viewed Latin America as the ‘land of opportunity’ where he would find some way to enrich himself. Though Robertson left the company after only about nine months, he later achieved his dream by extending Christian televangelism to Central America. By the 1980s, Pat Robertson’s program “The 700 Club,” reached 3.1 million viewers in Guatemala. Robertson took a personal interest in the strife torn Central American nation, developing warm ties to General Efrain Rios Montt, a born again evangelical Christian. When Rios Montt took power in a military coup d’etat in March of 1982, Robertson immediately flew to Guatemala, meeting with the incoming president a scant five days after he came to power. Later, Robertson aired an interview with Rios Montt on “The 700 Club” and extolled the new military government. Robertson’s visit came at a particularly sensitive time. Guatemala’s dirt poor indigenous peoples, who made up half the country’s population, were suffering greatly at the hands of the U.S. funded military. The armed forces had taken over Indian lands that seemed fertile for cattle exporting or a promising site to drill for oil. Those Indians who dared to resist were massacred. Rios Montt, a staunch anti-Communist supported by U.S. president Reagan, was determined to wipe out the Marxist URNG, the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union rebels. However, according to Amnesty International, thousands of people with no connection to the armed struggle were killed by the regime. Not surprisingly, many Indians turned to armed resistance. To deal with the ever worsening situation, Rios Montt proposed a so called “guns and beans” campaign. Rios Montt explained the plan very succinctly: “If you are with us, we’ll feed you, if not, we’ll kill you.” For Robertson, however, Rios Montt’s extermination policy was of little account. Astonishingly, the televangelist wrote “I found [Rios Montt] to be a man of humilityimpeccable personal integrity, and a deep faith in Jesus Christ.” One reason that Rios Montt may have appealed to Robertson was the dictator’s dislike of Catholic priests. In the 1980s, they had become an obstacle to the expansion of evangelical Protestantism. Working within indigenous communities, Catholic priests had been driven out or murdered. Protestant sects, on the other hand, allied to the Guatemalan military. They preached individual conversion, the importance of obedience to military and political authority, the merits of capitalism, and the value of inequality. 6. Rios Montt’s own Church of the Word went so far as to define priests and nuns as the enemy. According to Walter LaFeber, a historian of Central America, three priests were killed within a thirty-six month period in just one province. With the Catholic Church out of the way, Rios Montt conducted a scorched earth policy. His forces massacred as many as 15,000 Indians. Whole villages were leveled and the army set up “Civilian Self-Defense Patrols” which forced 900,000 villagers to “voluntarily” aid police in tracking down suspects. Rios Montt created “model” villages, similar to concentration camps, which housed Indian refugees. However, when 40,000 survivors sought safety in Mexico, Guatemalan helicopters machine gunned the camps. Rios Montt justified the genocidal policy by claiming that the Indians were suspected of cooperating with the URNG, the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union, or “might” cooperate in future. Amnesty International noted that extra judicial killings carried out the by the military “were done in terrible ways: people of all ages were not only shot to death, they were burned alive, hacked to death, disemboweled, drowned, beheaded. Small children were smashed against rocks or bayoneted to death.” Far from denouncing such practices, Robertson rushed to defend Rios Montt. “Little by little the miracle began to unfold,” he wrote of the regime. “The country was stabilized. Democratic processes, never a reality in Guatemala, began to be put into place.” Robertson also praised Rios Montt for eliminating death squads, despite recent estimates that tens of thousands were killed by death squads in the second half of 1982 and throughout 1983. Most damning of all, even as Rios Montt was carrying out the extermination of the Mayan population, Robertson held a fundraising telethon for the Guatemalan military. The televangelist urged donations for International Love Lift, Rios Montt’s relief program linked to Gospel Outreach, the dictator’s U.S. church. Meanwhile, Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network reportedly sponsored a campaign to provide money as well as agricultural and medical technicians to aid in the design of Rios Montt’s first model villages. Rios Montt was ultimately overthrown in another military coup d’etat in August 1983. 7. Unfortunately, Robertson’s involvement in Guatemalan politics did not discredit his career. He also led efforts to back the Nicaraguan contras in the 1980s, who sought to overthrow the Sandinista regime. More recently, he has been an important backer of President Bush and currently commands a captive audience of one million U.S. television viewers. Judging from his recent remarks, Robertson has not chosen to re-evaluate his hawkish views. The latest target drawing Robertson’s fire is Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Unlike General Rios Montt, who came to power in a military coup, Chavez enjoys significant popular support. He has won two presidential elections, in 1998 and 2000, defeated an opposition led recall referendum in August 2004 and according to recent polls, has an approval rating of 70%. Not surprisingly, he is favored to win re-election in 2006. But to Robertson, the will of the Venezuelan people is of no account. Chavez, unlike Rios Montt, has not been compliant with U.S. interests. Not only has Chavez had the audaciousness to criticize the U.S. war in Iraq, but he also questions the fairness of Bush initiatives like the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas. The world’s fifth largest oil producer, Venezuela has significant political and economic clout in the region, and Chavez has poured oil proceeds into health and education programs. To the ire of Robertson, Chavez has pursued an independent course by providing oil to Cuba. In exchange, the island nation has sent thousands of doctors who have assisted the Venezuelan poor. Unfortunately for Bush and the Christian right, Chavez has not been easily dislodged from power. Though the U.S. provided material assistance to Venezuelan opposition figures seeking to topple Chavez, a coup d’etat in April of 2002 proved a miserable failure when popular protest led to Chavez’s reinstatement. Since that time, Chavez has consolidated power and has become a hemispheric leader. Robertson’s attack surely will not alter the political equation in Venezuela. Though the televangelist has a presence in Venezuela, broadcasting in Spanish over Venezuelan station Televen, Venezuelan Protestants only number 2% of the population and are by and large a working class Chavez constituency. Nevertheless, Robertson’s remark has cast a pall over U.S.-Venezuelan relations, which had in recent months already hit a record low. Though some Protestant ministers have criticized Robertson, arguing that the televangelist has demeaned the faith, this trickle needs to turn into a torrent. By all reckoning, Robertson’s career should have been destroyed as a result of his support for genocidal dictator Rios Montt. Now, Protestants nation-wide have the opportunity to voice their dissent over Robertson’s most recent outburst. Hopefully, they will act soon or Robertson will continue to make un-Christian statements that contribute to ill will between the United States and its neighbors. NIKOLAS KOZLOFF 8. I guess majias nadesan supports American military action in Venezuela Columbia, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala. All she does wants to do is say that its bad and intellectualism it. Pretty cold blooded 4. Pain is an extremely valuable sensation. Without it we would not last long. But it leads to fear which is a valuable emotion--it helps keep us alive. However, fear easily opens the door to anger. Now anger can be useful but is often counter productive. It is not easy to think rationally while angry. Still anger is not easily quelled. So it is not surprising that people are fearful and angry but fail to find good solutions to serious problems. After all we have an army of psychologists and therapist who work each week with fearful and angry people. Marx reduces everything to economics. So does globalism. Socialists project a very bleak vision of life. Bernie and Alexandra like Marx are pretty boring. The Soviet Union was rather colorless. The Left talks up fear and anger. And conflict. Historically speaking things are pretty peaceful now--except between India and Pakistan . . . but that will not last much longer. As far as the USA goes apart from the media and its sensationalism things are also fairly quiet. Unless when growing up you got exposed to some elements of life that are hard and unyielding I suppose you might consider that things are on the verge of exploding. But this has always been true. We are a long way from a WWII world. Of Marx's four children three died due to lack of money for medical treatment. As the great critic of capitalism this failure on his part undercuts in a very personal way his whole economic theory. If we look at a typical third world nation we see how things might be here some day. All the evils people deplore about the USA is the price tag for not being a third world nation. I believe this fact has a very ancient history. Life has a very harsh aspect. And it looks unfair. 1. I thought u were not going to tolerate baiting majia. Many people who see the cancer and thuggery, of American imperialism and unbridled exploitation, do not care about marxism. Most young people in America don't know anything about Marxism or Marx or give a diddly about it, yet they are tired of the poverty, stagnation, exploitation and propaganda here. The above post is redbaiting. America has social security. Costa Rica has medical access for most people and a safety net. It is not Marxism they want. It is what people in Venezuela and, many Latin American countries want. Libya was not Marxist. Bolivarians are not Marxist. American military and corporations, have dominated Latin America for more than a hundred years. There are 5.2 million refugees from Columbia, in Venezuela, at this moment. They are there to escape American military advisers and, their trained death squads, that have been in Columbia for 60 years and, kept a civil war going. Two explicit baiting posts. The thread is not about global warming. 2. https://mobile.twitter.com/invisiblepeople Invisible People on Twitter 5. Bernie Sanders certainly has a strong Marxist element in his position. He and his wife spent their honeymoon in the Soviet Union, and not because Bernie was devoted to Russian literature or a fan of Solzhenitsyn. As Lenin remarked socialism is a step towards Communism. Have you heard of the Frankfurt School or cultural Marxism? Postmodernism which is something our hostess knows a lot about has a decided Marxist element in it. As for global warming a sense of humor is needed to avoid sounding dull. A O-C is a clever and sly individual. She almost certainly knows about Marx. What do you call her program if not socialism? 1. More Baiting. I am not going to respond to baiting. You promised you would do something about it. Too bad your word is no good majia. Has a Masters Degree but Can't Find Work to Afford Rent." on YouTube https://youtu.be/1Y_2ztFr6qg Masters Molecular biology Young lady https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SVp9RxVPT94&feature=youtu.be Family deaths https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SVp9RxVPT94&feature=youtu.be Even though she is not so old and is employable https://youtu.be/CKvGfidI5pg Granny https://invisiblepeople.tv/videos/heartbreaking-story-of-a-73-year-old-elderly-homeless-woman/ Altright in America will tell u these people are human garbage. Just kill em and dumpem in a radioactive landfill. There are 20 million of them and growing When the US military attacks Venezuela there will be millions of refugees from there 2. This is not freedom of speech it is inverted totalitarianism 3. Time for some cold hard facts: 1949 Batman and Robin Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQZjI1xEHAM Personally I get a bit tired of constant denigration of a nation and its people. Also of largely meaningless responses and strange expressions like inverted totalitarianism when oligarchy will do quite well. I guess it sells books. Anonymous apparently can not handle any one who disagrees and goes immediately to vituperation to save face. Unless you know something about Hegel and Marx a lot that goes on is a mystery. Both believed that the people existed for the sake of the state. Is that what you believe? Add comment Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) 'Fukushima Speaks’ Explores Lives of Survivors 'Fukushima Speaks’ Explores Lives of Survivors http://www.rafu.com/2019/02/fukushima-speaks-explores-lives-of-survivors/ On Saturday... One in Five Kids Growing Up in War Zone The other day someone implicitly challenged me - what right do I have to stand up to governments and corporations and tell them what to do... Converting CPM to MicroSieverts There is no direct equation because beta CPM (counts per minute) is an electron count and (micro and milli) sieverts is an account of ... Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization Home Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization Majia's Twitter Beyond Nuclear - Mapping Uranium in the Body Nuke Free Search This Blog Followers Blog Archive ▼ 2019 (31) ▼ March (1) Disintegrating Capitalism ► February (16) ► January (14) ► 2018 (221) ► 2017 (279) ► 2016 (369) ► 2015 (327) ► 2014 (230) ► 2013 (445) ► 2012 (1127) ► 2011 (1106) ► 2010 (366) ► 2009 (170) About Me My photo Majia's Blog I am a Professor at a large public university. I study political economy and biopolitics (the politics of life). My interests are diverse but are broadly concerned with economic, social and environmental justice. I have published 5 books: Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy and Ecological Sustainability: The Threat of Financial and Energy Complexes in the Twenty-First Century (2016); Fukusima and the Privatization of Risk (2013); Constructing Autism (2005); Governmentality, Biopower and Everyday Life (2008/2011); Governing Childhood (2010). I also participated in an edited collection on Fukushima: Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization (2014). View my complete profile Powered by Blogger. Search This Blog Report Abuse 6. "The Economic Policies that Ruined Venezuela" Democratic Socialism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK_CgcHrgNA 7. Ken adachi. Educate yourself. Published material saying th a Fukushima did not happen after 311. Then revised it. No way would I go back to educate yourself. Gatekeeper disinformation. The troll-agent rears its ugly head and reveals itself 1. Cia agent with Marx on the brain 2. Island of Doomed Men 1940 68 min Peter Lorre This is not a documentary but could be with a few changes. This is pre CIA or as you would put it Cia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLP9EwQiRmM Get yourself some popcorn and be prepared for an enjoyable hour! By the way real butter is good for you. 3. Article Citation: R. Lowry Dobson and Mary F. Cooper (1974) Tritium Toxicity: Effect of Low-Level${}^{3}{\rm HOH}$Exposure on Developing Female Germ Cells in the Mouse. Radiation Research: April 1974, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 91-100. https://doi.org/10.2307/3573952 Tritium Toxicity: Effect of Low-Level${}^{3}{\rm HOH}$Exposure on Developing Female Germ Cells in the Mouse R. Lowry Dobson and Mary F. Cooper Adult female mice were injected with${}^{3}{\rm HOH}$on the day of fertilization to give prompt levels of tritium in body water of 8.5, 0.85, and 0.085 μCi/ml and started on drinking water containing 13, 1.3, and 0.13 μCi${}^{3}{\rm HOH}per ml to maintain these levels throughout pregnancy and lactation. Their female offspring, thus exposed to tritium from conception, were sacrificed at 14 days of age, and oocytes were counted in serial sections of ovaries. Primary oocytes in these mice were decreased below control numbers by more than 90% at the 8.5 μCi/ml level and 30% at 0.85 μCi/ml. At 0.085 μCi/ml, a level substantially below those reported previously to cause measurable biological effects in mammals, a significant decrease was still observed. No evidence of a threshold was found. The data indicate that, by 14 days of age, a 50% decrease in the number of germ cells can be expected in a female mouse exposed continuously during development to approximately 2 μCi of tritium per ml body water. Copyright 1974 Academic Press, Inc. 8. https://youtu.be/bpMOH2XHEuY Affordable rent in america Video is a year old. It is worse now. Truly who gives a ahit about historical cycles. This country is as bad as the great depression and a RADIONUCLIDE waste contaminated mess. There was just a terrible tornado in Alabama that killed 23. Rickety old reactors kept open and deregulated because it is too expensive not too. Nuclear waste disposal deregulated because it's too expensive. Of course Building a new arsenal of nuclear weapons and small nuke bombs is not too expensive. Or maintaining troops in the middle east and military advisers in Columbia and 80 military bases around the world is not too expensive. 100 billion a year on intelligence agencies including ice, the NSA and their billion dollar hub in Utah. Too foment coups in Latin America. That s not too expensive 1. There was a 1958 Japanese Nuclear Video, where Japanese Nuclear guys put a couple of Birds in a lead room and inserted a small, 2 inch diameter Slug of Pure Cobalt 60, into the room with the Birds. The birds died within a matter of minutes, from the massive gamma irradiation, that came from the small cobalt 60 slug. Just 3 ounces of Cobalt 60 a foot away from the Birds, murdered them. THAT CRAZY DR LOVELOCK http://www.lablit.com/article/123 James Lovelock on nuclear waste “I have offered to take the full output of a nuclear power station in my back yard.” 2. – Professor James Lovelock as quoted in the London Sunday Times According to today’s Times, the outspoken British environmental scientist, author and founder of the ‘Gaia’ theory of planetary homeostasis has a cunning plan to overcome any objections to a new nuclear power plant being built in the vicinity of his neighborhood. The good doctor has volunteered to take the radioactive waste off the plant’s hands and use it for domestic heating requirements. With Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent call for more nuclear power in Britain, some people are worried about the toxic byproducts. But according to Lovestock, he and his neighbors could save a packet by taking in the wayward waste. “Remember: averting climate change begins at home!” James Lovelock This is as bad or worse than Ronny Raygun saying that he could take all the nuclear waste generated In a year by one reactor and put it under his desk in the Oval Office! Nevermind that each nuclear reactor Generates 20 tons of the Highest Levevel Nuclear Waste Posisble! Nuclear waste, that is so toxic and Gamma Ray emitting that a normal person would die of extreme radiation Poisoning, if they came within a Sixty feet of 100 pounds, of it within 20 minutes! 20 tons under your desk eh Ronnie! 20 tons in your backyard eh Lovelock! They are both Lovelovck and Reagan, the worst lying sacks of shit the human race has ever spawned Remember: averting climate change begins at home was Lovelocks motto. In Mureica individuals have no Rights only Crooked Politicians, Corporations have rights. One would think that the people in a place like Utah, that is a downwinder state and already inundated with nuclear waste, would care about 100,000 tons of nuclear waste being dumped on them. Their aquifers are already heavily contaminated by uranium. Polonium, and radium . Utah has agreed to allow energy fuels, to take in a hundred Tons of Medium level Nuclear waste . Energy fuels is run by a Saudi Arabian company. The nuclear waste will go to two areas in Utah Blanding and Toolele. Tooele Utah, which is 20 miles From Salt Lake City. 3. After that, the flood gates of High level nuclear waste will be Open for Utah, like they are for Texas and New Mexico. Some of us thought the people of Utah had, had enough NUCLEAR IRRADIATION, from being Down Winders from the Nevada Open Air nuclear testing. Think again, the greed and stupidity of politicians, never ceases to amaze! America is now the most, corrupt state on earth. They have abrogated the INF, so they can make small tactical nukes. Trump has jumped on the Hormesis bandwagon. High level nuclear waste is being redefined as low level nuclear waste, for continued corrupt-radionuclide destruction of America. Perry is importing high level nuclear waste from Japan and France, to be stored in dangerous steel casks, outdoors in New Mexico and Texas. There is a huge nuclear dump in Alpine Texas, that would have been illegal 20 years ago, where nuclear waste is being stored in Steel drums,that are buried over the largest aquifer in america. The United States, is supersaturated with High level nuclear waste and uranium tailings. America detonated a thousand nuclear weapons on its own people. High level nuclear waste is accumulating by reactors. High level nuclear waste, is coming from outside the country. Nuclear waste is being created in nuclear weapons and munitions production. Nuclear waste is ocurring from 100 rickety old reactors leaking tritium and radioactive gas into the air There are over a millions of tons of abandoned Uranium tailings, Uranium Purification Byproducts, Depleted Uranium, Radioactive medical waste in America. There are thousands of radioactive waste dumps that no one is even aware of! Our Public landfills and garbage dumps are far fuller of high level AMERICIUM and thorium welding rods, than we would want to know . How ironic that we could think the Italian Mafia is so bad, for dumping European High level nuclear waste, in City Dumps in Italy. Trump just illegally dumped more than a hundred pounds of plutonium in Nevada without asking the people of Nevada. We have been bombarded with s exceptionalist memes in the western media for 75 years. Everything is bigger in Texas(especially the new open air nuclear dumps pushed by Good Hair Perry). America is the largest nuclear waste dump on earth now! We know what happened at WIPP a few years ago. Barrels of plutonium and kitty litter were exploding there. That has not stopped them! They are at it again filling up all of the the salt caverns in new Mexico with high level nuclear waste! They have opened three news huge, outdoor pads to store radioactive waste outdoors in Texas and New Mexico. The high level nuclear -waste is stored in flimsy, stainless-steel containers By Holtec, like the 88,000 tons of high level nuclear waste, stored at the beach at San Onofre, by San DIEGO California. Many people in California are aware of it but no one is doing anything about it. Trump has done away with major regulation of nuclear reactors in unsafe areas in spite of what happened at Fukushima. There are more than a quarter million tons of high level nuclear waste stored between the hundred rickety old reactors in America. The USA is numero Uno as a nuclear state! Number one in pollution! America is number one in many destructive endeavors. It is the worst, in things that are really true and that matter the most for our children, and life on earth. We are inundated with nuclear waste. A Project in Nevada in Jacakass Flats Nevada was done, where Nuclear Reactors where hoisted into the air and caused to melt down. it was done, so they could see how the fallout from the melted down small nuclear reactors, would distribute fallout from wind patterns, carrying the fallout, to their own people in Utah and Californinia. They did the same thing with the Green Run at Hanford In Washington state! 4. http://www.hanfordproject.com/greenrun.html https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Run https://youtu.be/1lVAqEypenA. sl1 Experimental Military Small Nuclear Meltdown Kim Kardashian is finally posses about Santa Susana. Asked her buddies trump and Perry to do something about it. They probably will not because they think it is too expensive. America allows visibly large amounts of AMERICIUM in smoke detectors. It is not milligrams but rather a tenth of a gram of AMERICIUM in each smoke detector in the United States. AMERICIUM smoke detectors cost 3 dollars while the other ones cost 15 dollars. Almost all smoke detectors in America have AMERICIUM. Each detector has a fraction of a gram which is a lot! All that AMERICIUM accumulating in landfills. The government allows AMERICIUM, which is a byproduct of fission in nuclear reactors, to be used in cheap smoke detectors as a cheap way, to get rid of high level nuclear waste. It only takes a millionth of a gram of Plutonium or less to cause lung cancer and AMERICIUM, is equally as dangerous as Plutonium. The High Level Nuclear Waste Product AMERICIUM , which is very similar to PLUTONIUM, is and has been used in millions upon millions of smoke detectors in the United States, since the 1970 s. Tho is done as a means of getting rid of some of the high level nuclear waste from nuclear reactors and nuclear bomb production in the the United States with no accountability to sthe safety of Murican citizens. AMERICIUM now contaminates every landfill, in every town in the United States. AMERICIUM has contaminated, or is contaminating 90 percent of every household and apartment in the United States today because the old AMERICIUM smoke detectors cost only about Three Dollars and all other detectors cost five to twenty dollars more! Slick scheme for pawning off High Level Nuclear Waste on Unsuspecting Americans huh and, you subsidize your own lung cancer creation this way! Then later you will go bankrupt from no health insurance. Only in Murica! In America u can be arrested and, thrown in jail for protesting oil pipelines in your back yard. You can be arrested for protesting nuclear waste facilities, in your community. Nuclear reactor and nuclear waste deregulation, is worse than it has ever been in history, under Donald Trump. The need for nuclear bombs was supposed to end, with the breakup of the USSR. Now proliferation is as bad or worse than ever before! 5. Here is some support for your positions: Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) PETER LORRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFVHBGmxXCg 6. Peter Lorre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAJYGgrG_dE 7. Why do u feel compelled to comment on an antinuclear blog, where most of the subject matter has nothing to do with your politics or beliefs? 8. https://publicintegrity.org/national-security/radiation-is-good-for-you-the-heretical-view-gains-ground-under-trump/ NATIONAL SECURITY Published — February 27, 2019 RADIATION IS GOOD FOR YOU? THE FRINGE VIEWPOINT GAINS GROUND IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering formal proposals that would abandon current regulations that require licensees, such as the one pictured here, to keep human exposure to radiation as low as reasonably achievable. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Creative Commons) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is actively considering claims that low-dose radiation protections should be lifted because exposures make you healthier, a potential boon to radiation-related industries. Patrick Malone Patrick Malone Senior National Security Reporter Published in partnership with Mother Jones. INTRODUCTION Since World War II, virtually every American business where radiation is present – hospital emergency rooms and cancer wards, uranium mines, nuclear power plants, and others – has operated under rules generally requiring that exposures be kept as low as possible. The rules are based on a widely-accepted scientific dicta that even small amounts of extra radiation can be harmful to human health. Following those rules, though, is costly and often cumbersome, and so the requirement for low-dose radiation protections – known as the ALARA standard for “as low as reasonably achievable” – has long been annoying to a large swath of American industry. Estimates of the costs associated with these protections run into the billions of dollars. Until the Trump era, opponents of the rules have gotten little traction in trying to upend low-dose radiation protections – such as isolation units, elaborate shielding, specialized air cleaners, and elaborate worker training — in federal regulations. But proposed relaxations have been percolating in recent months, courtesy of a little-known advocacy group called Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information, or SARI. 9. Petitioners (left to right) Mohan Doss, Mark Miller and Carol Marcus have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to revamp radiation exposure regulations to acknowledge that low-level radiation exposure benefits human health. The broader scientific community rejects the notion, known as ‘hormesis,’ but the International Dose-Response Society for hormesis believers honored the petitioners along with the pro-hormesis group they helped found – Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information – with leadership awards in 2016. (Rio Grande Chapter of the Health Physics Society) Members of the group, which claims its ideas have been wrongly dismissed and belittled by mainstream scientists, subscribe to a minority theory known as “hormesis.” It defies conventional wisdom by holding that damaging things that are dangerous in high doses might actually be beneficial to human health in small doses. Despite swimming against the tide in the past, one of the group’s members has just been appointed to head a Radiation Advisory Panel at the Environmental Protection Agency, which helps set federal standards for radiation doses received by the public and by workers. And several of its recommendations to ease radiation protections are presently under active consideration by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. SARI’s members typically have more day-to-day connections to radiation than others, and potentially more influence: They have held jobs connected to radiation protection at the EPA, the Department of Labor, the Energy Department and its sub-agency responsible for building nuclear weapons at nine factories across the country. Practitioners of nuclear medicine, people employed in the nuclear industry, and professors who teach nuclear medicine or industrial hygiene also populate SARI. The NRC’s consideration of the SARI views got started when three members of the group petitioned it in 2015 to abandon its current approach and accept that radiation in low doses is not only benign, but improves health. That was two years after SARI’s founding by industry officials trying to tamp down public concerns about the radiation that spilled from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. 9. All roads lead to nuclear power -- almost. For example the new green deal. Experts have calculated the yearly total kw hours produced, and there is no way solar and wind can provide this-- not even close. Probably A O-C knows. She is probably more interested in security than in global warming. Thus she is implicitly promoting nuclear power; and the newer plants eat their own waste, etc. Or would you prefer to stick with fossil fuel? In any case global warming is a hoax. Actually this site covers a wide range of topics including finance. I think you will enjoy the fine acting of Peter Lorre. 10. Demented, mean ol troll. Has enough time on its hands to watch Peter lorre movies all day and troll antinuclear sites all day. You have a screw loose 11. You never address the comment but rather pull up your favorite insults and spit them out. I suspect you do not know how to debate or analyze statements. I also suspect you believe you have been a life long victim of various injustices which you would love to publish. It is clear that you did not grow up in a well regulated household with a normal dad and mom. Nor attend much in the way of a school. In fact I imagine a lot of your life has been devoted to chaos. If I am wrong try enlightening me. Of course, witch Anonymous is which is still a problem. 12. I don't give a damned, about your demented- arrogant-projections and baiting Mr Fox propaganda, troll. What's sad is how lacking in creativity and original thinking this thing is. You watch Fox TV, six hours a day and post the Murdoch Propaganda Meme-of-the-day here, to try to show how clever you are with beat-up hackneyed-self-aggrandizing-flourishes and innuendos. You do it to massage your pathetic, bloated, fragile, rotten ego. You are some sort of malignant narcissist or psychopath because, it is all about you talk about How much better you are than everyone else. What a sick, little perverted-creep. U would not last 10 minutes outside your bubble. No passive-aggressive bullshit and innuendo here, from me troll. Straight polemic, diatribe, invective. GFY Why would anyone debate an idiot like you? much less socially engage you. You are probably more of an ugly, goitered, bug-eyed, little man than Peter Lorre.. Ha ha ha LMAO 13. Their Origin is a Complete Mystery, Are They Even Human? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iKDvfZzFt8 Might this be one of the Anonymous's? 14. 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