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Earth map shows Fukushima radiation pollution of Pacific Ocean ...

"While the lying governments of the world continue to insist that Fukushima is "no big deal," all the evidence shows otherwise. Here's a map showing the spread of radiation across the Pacific Ocean.

Because of the high number of data points here, it looks like this is a hybrid combination of some gathered data combined with computer modeling of ocean currents."

Warming causes more extreme shifts of the Southern Hemisphere's largest rain band ...

by Staff Writers

Canberra, Australia (SPX) Aug 20, 2012

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South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper in the journal Nature.

The changes will result from the South Pacific rain band responding to greenhouse warming. 

The South Pacific rain band is largest and most persistent of the Southern Hemisphere spanning the Pacific from south of the Equator, south-eastward to French Polynesia. 

Occasionally, the rain band moves northwards towards the Equator by 1000 kilometres, inducing extreme climate events.

The international study, led by CSIRO oceanographer Dr Wenju Cai, focuses on how the frequency of such movement may change in the future. The study finds the frequency will almost double in the next 100 years, with a corresponding intensification of the rain band.

Dr Wenju and colleagues turned to the extensive archives of general circulation models submitted for the fourth and fifth …


South Africa's black president sings killing songs as thousands massacred

Published: 16 hours ago

By Alex Newman

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The eyes of the world were on South Africa two decades ago as the apartheid era came to an end and Western governments helped bring the communist-backed African National Congress to power.

Last month, however, when Genocide Watch chief Gregory Stanton declared that white South African farmers were facing a genocidal onslaught and that communist forces were taking over the nation, virtually nobody noticed.

Few outside of South Africa paid attention either when, earlier this year, the president of South Africa began publicly singing songs advocating the murder of whites.

The silence is so deafening that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t even publicly mention the problems when she was there last week. 

Instead, she was busy dancing, pledging billions of dollars and praising the ruling government.

“I find that quite disturbing, as if Afrikaner lives do n…

Chinese team to visit Pakistan for more mango orders ...

KARACHI: China is a big market and a three-member Chinese delegation will visit Pakistan to conclude an agreement for the purchase of 100 tonnes of mango. 

The delegation will witness the working of latest mango treatment and quality control processes during the visit.

Pakistani mangoes are in great demand in China due to their quality and test and Pakistan can earn millions of dollars by exporting the king of fruit. 

An exporter Babar Khan Durrani said Pakistan could enhance mango export to China three fold in next three years. 

Pakistani mangoes have become centre of action in the largest retail chain of China Wall Mart where the king of fruit is being offered for sale in a festivity. 

Pakistan has taken a lead by exporting 40 tonnes of mangos to China. India had registered for mango export to China in 2003 and Pakistan in 2006. 

To meet the global standards, mangoes are treated before export. Out of four known ways of treatment, three are recognised across the world-hot water treatment (…

Reportan 7 muertos y 100 intoxicados por E.coli al norte de Japón ...

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19/08/2012 07:45:29 a.m.

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Al menos siete personas han muerto desde principios de mes en el norte de Japón y un centenar han sufrido intoxicaciones tras ingerir verduras contaminadas con la bacteria del E.coli, informaron hoy medios locales.

Seis de las víctimas mortales son ancianos, la última de ellas una mujer de más de 100 años que falleció a primera hora de este domingo después de presentar signos de intoxicación tras comer un tipo de verdura escabechada en conserva, según la edición digital del diario Mainichi.

Entre los fallecidos, sin embargo, también hay una niña de 4 años que ingirió col china escabechada procedente de conservas aparentemente contaminadas con la cepa O-157 de la bacteria de E.coli.

Todos los casos se han producido en la provincia japonesa septentrional de Hokkaido, donde las autoridades sanitarias han anunciado que a partir mañana, lunes, efectuarán inspecciones e…

Referendum on Europe Gains Support in Germany ...


Published: August 19, 2012

BERLIN - It has become the buzzword of the summer in Berlin: referendum. The foreign and finance ministers as well as opposition leaders have all come out in favor of allowing Germans to have a direct say in whether to give up more power to European Union institutions.

Although the idea of a referendum is for the moment more notional than concrete, it is gaining currency in Germany's political debate. Approving it would amount to the exceptional step of a national vote to change the Constitution to allow Germans to relinquish some executive authority to Brussels.

Proponents say that if such a referendum were approved, it would send a strong signal of Germany's commitment to the euro. It would also streamline the steps needed to save the common European currency, they argue, and appease mounting complaints by Germans that even as they are being asked to pay more to bolster or bail out their troubled euro zone partners, they have no say in …

Julian Assange: Why Ecuador is offering asylum ...

By Arturo WallaceBBC Mundo Andean correspondent

Ecuadorean media have criticised President Correa's decision to grant asylum to Julian Assange

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It was the decision pretty much everyone expected, although in Ecuador not everybody will approve.

The Ecuadorean government said it had granted Mr Assange asylum because it shared his fears of political persecution and the possible consequences of an eventual extradition to the United States.

"There are serious indications of retaliation from the country or countries that produced the information published by Mr Assange; retaliation that could endanger his safety, integrity and even his life," said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ricardo Patino.

"The evidence shows that if Mr Assange is extradited to the United States, he wouldn't have a fair trial.

"It is not at all improbable he could be subjected to cruel and …

Looming 'fiscal cliff' is hurting US economy now, economists warn ...

Memo to Washington: Don't wait until after the election to resolve the 'fiscal cliff' facing the nation on Dec. 31. Uncertainty about taxes and spending is already harming the US economy, risking a new recession, some economists say.

By Mark Trumbull, Staff writer / August 17, 2012

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky gestures during a July 24 news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Both parties accuse the other of threatening to throw the nation over a 'fiscal cliff' on Dec. 31.

J. Scott Applewhite/AP/File

Look out below. Despite some positive signals from the US economy lately, a scheduled increase in taxes next year may pose an immediate risk of slowing growth.

The challenge is this: When businesses see a high level of uncertainty about the policy climate – in this case whether taxes will go up or not – they may operate in a wait-and-see mode that holds back their hiring and investing decisions.

Some economists say that's exactly what is a…