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Japan – F*ck-ushina Power Plant

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Via: Charles P. Pierce- Esquire Magazine

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) had originally said the radiation emitted by the leaking water was around 100 millisieverts an hour.

However, the company said the equipment used to make that recording could only read measurements of up to 100 millisieverts.

The new recording, using a more sensitive device, showed a level of 1,800 millisieverts an hour.

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http://www.esquire.com/archives/blogs/politics/by_author/68/15;1

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So, it took two-years for Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to figure out their equipment was inadequate – BRILLIANT!

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and then, and then:

A radioactive plume of water in the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, will likely reach U.S. coastal waters starting in 2014, according to a new study.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/fukushima-radioactive-plume_n_3853604.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=World

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September 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conservative editor: Republicans are losing because of Family Guy

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Via: Raw Story

Republicans are losing to Democrats because pop culture in the United States is dominated by liberal thought, according to conservative writer and TV editor Bill Whittle.

At the RightOnline Conference in Orlando on Saturday, Whittle singled out the TV show Family Guy with particular disdain.

“Any audience of people that grew up with classical Superman automatically love this country because Superman is about the best America we can be, and when Superman was all over the pop culture we were a nation that loved this country,”
he remarked. “Now, 20 years after the peak of Superman‘s popularity along comes Gilligan’s Island. That’s pretty neutral in terms of politics. Really about the only message you can get from Gilligan’s Island is if you want to get off the island all you have to do is kill Gilligan.”

“But if you’re a young person out there today and you can finish the theme song from Family Guy, then all the anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-Christian, anti-morality messages of Family Guy are in your head as completely and thoroughly as that theme song is.”

The example of Superman and Family Guy illustrated how conservatives needed to construct narratives that exemplified their belief system.

“You’re programmed by the pop culture. You’re programed by story,” Whittle said. “It’s all about stories, and if we’re the villain in all of the stories that are told we’re never going to win another election again.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/01/conservative-blogger-republicans-are-losing-because-of-family-guy/

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Via: ‘Mock, Paper amd Scissors’

“We can add Family Guy to the long list of excuses that Wingnuttia evokes when they try to explain their unpopularity.

I’m sort of lost in his pop-culture word salad. I think he just said that Conservatives are super-heroes, he wants to kill Gilligan, and that they are always the bad guys? So superheroes are the bad guys? So this is one of those alternate universe stories?

It is always about the packaging to them, if only they could get their message out to the mass culture, everyone would like them. If they could just find a lovable character—maybe a bunny—to take away women’s rights, or to tell gay people that they are going to burn in hell, or to explain why being a serf to corporate America is cool, then all would be well, and they will win elections until the end of time.”

http://mockpaperscissors.com/

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