Monday, July 22, 2019

"Leadership Battle" at the International Atomic Energy Agency after Director General Passes



IAEA head Yukiya Amano dies, aged 72. He is heralded for running the IAEA for over a decade and for leading investigations of Iran’s nuclear program and the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. No cause of death has been provided but he had previously been reported as being in poor health.

The Bloomberg article cited below notes that his passing will create a power struggle for which nation’s representative leads the IAEA:
Jonathan Tirone (July 22, 2019) Yukiya Amano, Japanese Diplomat Who Led Iran Probe, Dies at 72. Bloomberg.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-22/yukiya-amano-japanese-diplomat-who-led-iran-probe-dies-at-72
…His death will thrust the agency into an unexpected leadership battle as nuclear tensions with Iran increase. His deputies will assume some duties while the IAEA board organizes elections. The IAEA’s 35-member board is scheduled to convene Sept. 9 in the Austrian capital….


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  1. America has created a situation of chaos and extreme, nuclear dange here, by deregulating deadly, aged reactors and nuclear waste. There is international chaos, from breaking the Iran Nuclear agreement and withdrawing from Nuclear arms treaties.

    https://nuclear-news.net/2019/07/22/dangerous-nuclear-arms-race-to-follow-if-new-start-treaty-is-not-renewed/

    Makes no sense. Completely irrational.

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    1. Tt is obvious the japanese are very desparate. The whaling insanity. The oceans are dying quickly now. My friend in Fairbanks says there is no permafrost left . This crazy woman nadesan, is another climate deniar. At least it sees how insane this government and country is.
      No leadership. On the verge of nuclear suicide with war and degraded, unsupervised, reactors. Hope palo verde reactor is not one of the first to blow. It is gettin hot there and they have a limited water supply. If anyyone reads this site or antinuclear things anymore, stay away from the idiots cafe radlab site. It has programmable html. It ruined Johns computer and infected my device.

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    3. WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE FUKUSHIMA?
      Japan has Reopened Multiple- damaged dangerous, reactors and done nothing to stop the radioactive hemorraghe into the seas.

      Japan is going ahead full steam with the 2020 Radioactive Cesium 137 olympic games in Tokyo and Fukushima and Fuko the Clown Trump endorses them

      Fuko encourages Abe to ship radioactive food to murica. Fuko has made nuclear war thousands of times more probable. Fuko has lobbied to make american taxpayers pay, to keep, the most meltdown prone reactors in the world open in Ohio in the past few weeks. Fuko has gutted regulation of reactors and, hardening of some of the most earthquake, hrricane, and flood vulnerable reactors in the world.

      The diablo canyon reactor has a radioactive leak from the two earthquakes. The Bay City reactors fuel pool is damaged from Harvey. When it floods and burns it will realease the radionuclide fallout, equivalent of 50,000 Nuclear Bombs. The Waterford reactors in louisina are extensively damaged from flooding and hurricane Berry. Same for the Duke Energy Reacor in North Carolina that was damaged by Hurricane Florence.

      One of the 55 year old reactors in Ohio that Trump demanded and virtually forced to stay opened, has a hole in its containment from a nuclear accident 30 years ago. Trump and its cronies have completely deregugulated the supervion and oversight of the 97 most embrittled, cracked, dangerous, old nuclear reactors in the world.

      What has the self-aggrandizing UFO- conspiracy-nut, and climate denial writer Nadesan, done to stem any of this? Absolutely nothing. Fact os most of her enenews buddies and agents crammed fuko down our throats.

      VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT THE CHICKENSHIT GATES HAVE DONE TO US

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      And in the last 20 years global poverty has only gotten worse. I guess that was the point of your "help"...
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      The complete and utter failure of the system. A way to redistribute the wealth more fairly is needed-rapidly

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    4. The Fort Calhoun Reactor was flooded by the unprecedented flooding in the midwest and south this year. Several other reactors were too. It has been flooding like this, every year in the south for ten years where there are multiple reactors. Several small rowns full of climate deniers, not allowed to rebuild on the governments dime anymore. What creeps and idiots, people like nadesan are. If they do not see it they do not believe it.

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    5. Human Monkeys are a race of cowards! Dominated by psychopathic Mass murderers and Sadists.
      Cowardly monkeys, that have no determination to save their children. No value to save their world. They wallow in the trappings of crass materialism and enable the deranged sadism, torture and psychopathic insanity of the Sick Plutocrats. The devils have destroyed, most things left of virtue and beauty in the world.

      There will be a nuclear disaster in America soon. It is assured. It is assured by the chaotic-narcissism and hate that governs America and the neo-liberal authoritarian, kakicracies, now. It will happen soon in america. The nuclear disaster, will be covered-up. Another disaster will follow. The catastrophe will occur in the next 2-3 years or sooner.
      The illness will precipitate a societal breakdown, as is occuring in Ukraine and Japan.

      The decline and collapse will occur much more precipitously in America. America is in the the grip of a gross-simmering health crisis, from radionuclide pollution, that already exists.

      The monsterously irresponsible, Plutocratic-Kakiocracies in the west and, places like India or Korea will follow . Their Nuclear Death machines will explode from stupidity, aging and negligence. The nuclear cataclysms and climate change are insuring the demise of the human monkeys in 5-8 years.

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      Hell, you could almost pick the moment that the Fairness Doctrine hit the shitter; US media almost instantly turned into endless "Current Affair" and "Entertainment Tonight".
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      Tom Pappalardo
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      Its pretty much impossible to have a healthy democracy if voters are constantly fed tons more bullshit then what is actually real. If their vote is based lies & misinformation its garbage in garbage out & we get assholes running our gov.
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      playah
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      Oligarchies run both , the clowns are there for show .
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      Which in a way seems fitting.
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      Sarah Jane Brennan
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      The US and Britain, of course.
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      You are giving too much credit to England
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      Michael Lovering
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      Not true. Most clowns have ethics.
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      Carlos Orellana
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      There’s no civility there. Let’s do the math, they’ve caused the most chaos and death in history. Those governments, let me clarify.
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      I'm not sure the UK even approaches 3rd place for most powerful.

      As for civilization, eh.
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      Supposedly civilised? Both countries are white supremacist imperialist states, totally rancid, inside and out that have produced the most accurate representations of their racist and imperialist cultures.
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  2. Facts and super facts. What is the difference? Well, a super fact looks like a fact but has one unique property. It is not susceptible to refutation or displacement by other facts. Let me give a few examples: Trump won in 2016 due to collusion with the Russians; Trump is a racist; global warming is due to CO2; Muslims constitute a distinct race; feminism liberates women; etc. Anyone on line who contends that any one of these is false is a troll. Anyone on this site who holds opinions that differ from those of Anonymous is a nasty, degenerate troll. In the coming years when pretty likely we will have colder winters and shorter summers, those who champion super facts will blame the Republicans and also maintain that CO2 is causing the cooling because we did not cut our use of fossil fuels. Super facts are emotional facts and defend themselves by using emotions. Thus reason is of no avail.
    No matter who heads the IAEA like all UN agencies we should not expect much.

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    1. Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution with Berlinski, Meyer, and Gelernter

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noj4phMT9OE

      For many especially in academia Darwinism is a super fact. Test this by suggesting that intelligent design might be true. Good luck.

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    2. I do not care troll. There are maybe two other anonymous people. They post when reactors are in danger or there are interesting nuclear converstaions.
      No one reads this blog anymore, anyway. Blabber on. Go to some Trump rallys. There will probably be a nuclear meldown here soon. Too bad

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  3. Nuclear reactors are essential to nuclear bombs; and without nuclear bombs the arms race between the Soviet Union and the USA would not have been very dramatic. If liberal and well educated Americans in the 1930's and before had not had such sympathies for Communism and if the Roosevelt Adm had not thought of Stalin as basically a good guy, Uncle Joe, and finally if Harry Hopkins had not been so generous to the Soviet Union,then the Soviet Union would not have so quickly manufactured a nuclear bomb and set the Cold War in motion and perhaps Eastern Europe would have been free. But it all begins with journalists lying about the Soviet Union and with intellectuals feeling drawn to what in fact was a great nightmare incarnate! And I see something similar happening now with hatred of America going hand in hand with a rebirth of Marxism and Socialism. Ignorant Americans gorging on poison candy.
    On the bright side we now stand a chance of working something out with Iran. Rand Paul will be a superior negotiator. Unlike Pompeo or Bolton.

    Here is a good question: Why are disliked people always labelled Nazis and not Communists since the Commies murdered far more and over a longer period of time?

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    1. If the Nazis would have won,they would have sadistically genocided black africans, Middle Easterners, Jews, Non Christians, indigenous americans in n and s america and many others. That was their final solution.

      The Nazis would have put children in concentration camps. They would have bashed their brains in as they did in WWII. The Nazi's would have used them for sadistic medical experimenta. They would have sexually assaulted them, gassed them and hung them.

      The nazis, would have murdered half the people in the world troll.

      Hitler and the nazis were heavily financed by corporate america troll. By corporations like Ford, GMC, IBM, The Bushes, and many others. The american people were weary of corporate america and robber barons from the depression. They rallied together against the Blasmphomies of Hitler's Nazis and the other fascist creeps in europe, troll.

      My old grandad, proudly fought the Nazis, troll. He would have taken a nazi-fascist SOB like you to the wood-shed. He would have taught you lesson troll, if he were still alive.

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  4. Existential Risk & Human Extinction: An Intellectual History

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  5. Prof Prem raj Pushpakaran writes --- 2018 marks the 50th year of the siging of Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty!!!
    https://www.youth4work.com/y/profpremrajpushpakaran/Prof-Prem-Raj-Pushpakaran-popularity

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