Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bronx Zoo Cobra Found Alive

Bronx Zoo Cobra Found Alive

A cobra that had been missing for seven days from a reptile exhibit at the Bronx Zoo has been found “alive and well,” Zoo Director James J. Breheny said at a news conference today.

The Egyptian cobra was found inside a non-public area of the zoo’s Reptile House, and was in “really good condition,” Mr. Breheny is quoted as having said, The New York Times reported.

During the time that the cobra had gone missing, she had attracted tabloid media coverage, including a fake Twitter feed that had gone venomously viral and a Facebook page advocating that the cobra host ''Saturday Night Live'' (recalling the Facebook page that helped Betty White to host SNL).

Radiation from Japan Has Been Found in U.S. Milk

Low levels of Japanese Fukushima Radiation Found in U.S. milk ; Government Says, ''Don't Worry, Be Happy!''

What is being described as ''very low levels'' of radiation in the form of radioactive Iodine-131 have been detected in milk samples from Washington state, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, but U.S. federal officials were desperate to downplay any concern over the safety of the U.S. food supply.

"Radiation is all around us in our daily lives, and these findings are a miniscule amount compared to what people experience every day," Patricia Hansen, senior scientist at the FDA, was quoted by the Associated Press. "A person would be exposed to low levels of radiation on a round-trip cross-country flight, watching television, and even from construction materials."

The radioactive milk sample, which was taken on only one point in time, on March 25, 2011, in Spokane, Washington, does not yet provide any long-term, conclusive results of the ongoing radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The AP report declared that the level of radiation was supposedly so small that it was ''5,000 times below levels of concern set by the FDA, including levels set for infants and children.''

Meanwhile, if radiation is being detected in milk from Washington state, how long before it is reported to be detected in other agriculture, such as apples, which Washington state is famous for growing ? How long before radiation-contaminated apples make their way into baby food, like canned apple sauce or apple juice ? (It has been widely reported that infants are extremely vulnerable to radioactive Iodine.)

Is your hair mysteriously falling out ? Is your sushi glowing in the dark ? Is your baby's first tooth falling out ? The EPA and FDA say, ''Don't worry, be happy !''

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rupert Murdoch NY Post Censorship & Sexism, Cover-up for Bloomberg Rewarding a Culture of Failure w/ Billions of Tax Payer’s $ by Suzannah B. Troy

Do you think Mike Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch and editors from The New York Post would like to join me, Norman Siegel and ACLU representatives on National Television to discuss why I was banned from The New York Post for alleged self promotion.

We can flash my comments up on the screen like referring readers to Aram Roston’s article “Inside the Secret Campaign of Mike Bloomberg” where he reports Bloomberg funneled money to Haggerty two elections in a row.

We can look at my latest on criticizing The New York Post for not following up on Sally Goldenberg’s piece “Kick Backs” which exposes Gartner’s role in “quality control” of Spherion. My question why didn’t Gartner go to the US Attorney and reported being extorted rather than go along with the 20 percent fee they were told to pay by Spherion which amounts in my book to extortion. Being that Gartner charges a steep fee like Spherion consultants they did not care as long as they billed “BigTime” on “CityTime” The Tax Payers Titanic”.

Is this why I was really banned?

Board of Directors -- Partnership for New York City

Associated Partners, LP, K. Rupert Murdoch Chairman & CEO News Corporation. Jeffrey L. Bewkes ... Glenn H. Hutchins Co-CEO Silver Lake, Mary Ann Tighe ... - Cached

I have a series of postings that are worth checking out

Also note my YouTube account was attacked by Mike Bloomberg’s cyber stalking sock puppet accounts and my channel was removed before the election.
An activist made a wiki page on this censorship and it was attacked by cyber stalking
thugs. The wiki editor suspended two sock puppet accounts but did remove my page because I was not validated enough by main stream media. The same media that refused to report
that Mike Bloomberg was booed non-stop with screams of Tammany Hall at the 100
year Anniversary of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory an indicator that Bloomberg’s third term is mired in corruption like Ed Koch’s and the people of New York are very angry!

That is pretty significant news to not report. The New York Post, The New York Daily News and The New York Times refused to report Bloomberg being booed and jeered.
This link will be added to the Wiki page that one day will be returned and truly to me personally it is disgusting on Wiki’s part as well.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rally at St. Vincent's on April 30 to Demand a New Hospital for the Lower West Side

Rally to Demand a Hospital to Replace St. Vincent's

Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.

2011-04-30 St Vincents Hospital One Year Rally Poster

Rupert Murdoch The New York Post Historical Censorship for pal Mike Bloomberg

The New York refuses to report that Rupert Murdoch’s friend Mike Bloomberg was booed and shouts of Tammany Hall were screamed during the 1oo year anniversary of Triangle Shirt Factory Tragedy yet Mike and Rupert want to get on YouTube and talk to us about immigrants!

Massive censorship and cover-up for Mike Bloomberg and gang by Rupert Murdoch and owners of The NY Times and The NY Daily News. Almost no investigative reporting -- no reporting except stupid fluff pieces.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro, Dies at 75 from Blood Cancer

Geraldine A. Ferraro, First Woman on Major Party Ticket, Dies at 75

NYTimes : Geraldine A. Ferraro, a former Conggresswoman from Queens, New York, who was nominated in 1984 to be the Democratic Party's vice presidential candidate, was the first woman nominated for national office by a major political party. She died Saturday in from complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Flashback : Watch an excerpt of Geraldine Ferraro's 1984 Vice Presidential Acceptance Speech :

Everybody Is Worried That Christine Quinn Will Probably Defeat The Living Wage Bill

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn refuses to support the Living Wage Bill, just like she squashed the Paid Sick Leave Bill, because she is in bed with special interest groups that oppose the middle class.

The Poverty in America blog has exposed the reason why Speaker Christine Quinn would not endorse the Paid Sick Leave Bill and why Speaker Quinn also opposes the Living Wage Bill : both laws are being targeted for defeat by a shady anti-middle class group calling itself the 5 Boro Chamber Alliance.

The 5 Boro Chamber Alliance was formed in 2009 to take down the Paid Sick Leave Bill, and now it is reportedly organising a political campaign to defeat the Living Wage Bill.

The Poverty in America blog is worried that the Living Wage Bill will be defeated the same way as the Paid Sick Leave Bill was defeated : each were opposed by Speaker Quinn.

''Quinn's silence isn't random; she's declined to take a position on either bill because of pressure from the city's business interests. One of the main business groups that spoke out against paid sick leave was the 5 Boro Chamber Alliance, a group of chambers of congress from around the city,'' reported the Poverty in America blog.

Based on her history, more and more people are worried that we can't count on Speaker Quinn to do the right thing. ''We know what her position was on the paid sick leave bill and how mindful she has been not to cross the business community as she plans a run for mayor in 2013. Let's hope this time the speaker will think first and foremost of the well-being of the great majority of New Yorkers,'' wrote Albor Ruiz from The New York Daily News.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mike Bloomberg Booed at Triangle Shirt Factory Memorial. You care about safety why are you closing our Fire Houses? by Suzannah B. Troy

Folks I was too sick to attend so a cel phone was held up for me to hear Mike being booed and the yell why are closing firehouses from an activist! The Unions booed him, the people sick of the lies booed him.

Mike Bloomberg, Haggerty, Sock Puppets Cyber Stalking = Mike Bloomberg Can’t or Wont’ be held responsible by Suzannah B. Troy

As His Popularity Sags In This Tough Economy, Mayor Bloomberg Spends $1 Million On Desperate Campaign Commercials

Mayor Michael Bloomberg launches a major TV advertising blitz to fluff his ''reputation,'' even as his goodwill amongst voters shrivels up.

Mayor Bloomberg has reportedly made a media buy of almost $1 million worth of TV commercials that tell the story that he has been ''fighting for New York,'' instead of trying to close firehouses, shut down senior citizen centers, cut childcare, layoff teachers, avoid missing votes, build luxury condos on the hallowed ground of St. Vincent's Hospital, make money from government information, and end Progressive Era reforms. It should come as no surprise that, consequently, Mayor Bloomberg is falling in popularity amongst voters. It's almost as if Mayor Bloomberg's legacy has been flushed down the toilet.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Exodus International Anti-Gay App Has Been Removed By Apple !

Confirmation : Breaking: Apple Pulls Christian “Gay Cure” App

A Search on the Apple App Store over my iPhone Showed That The ''Exodus International'' App Has No Matches.
It Is No Longer Available !

Exodus International Apple App

A second search of the App Store on my MacBook matched the same results as my iPhone search : No Matches. Still yet another search of only ''exodus'' likewise turned up no results. Finally, the link to the Exodus International App no longer works.

The ''Exodus International'' App was release last month by the extremist religious group of the same name. The free App was to have provided content, such as "video, podcasts, blog posts and other content" that reflect the group's mission to help people stop being homosexuals. Their approach has been criticised as a vulgar and impossible attempt to ''cure'' LGBT people.

A petition has gathered well over 145,000 signatures to urge Apple to remove the offensive ''Anti-Gay App'' from the App Store.

Bloomberg Time Worst than Guiliani Time, Gay Ed Koch picks Ray Kelly over Gay Christine Quinn by Suzannah B. Troy

Why was Wayne Barrett fired? Tom Robbins leaves The Village Voice in protest. There were times I was greatly frustrated with Barrett imparticular for his support of Bloomberg but than he exposed Bloomberg broke campaign laws which is a misdemeanor A. I called it in to Cy Vance’s newly opened Integrity Hotline and reported Christine Quinn for using her NYC gov. staff on company time for her campaign and submitted a Village Voice article with allegations re: both Bloomberg and Quinn as well as Aram Roston’s piece from The NY Observer: Inside the Secret Campaign of Mike Bloomberg.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

True News From Change NYC Blog Has Been Restored

Breaking News ! Update on True News From Change NYC Blog

Gary Tilzer's blog, True News From Change NYC, about New York government corruption, political reporting, and other commentary about government transparency, has been restored. Earlier today, it had been discovered that the True News blog had been suspended by Google for inexplicable reasons overnight. The suspension of the blog had become a focal point of support today by many New York bloggers and activists. No reason for the suspension is yet known, but New York bloggers suspect political censorship might have been one motive behind the removal of the blog.

CENSORED : True News From Change NYC Blog

Update : True News From Change NYC Blog Has Been Restored

Google Blogspot Blog Has Been Removed For No Reason ; Blogger Community Suspects Political Censorship ; Call To Action

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Please send an e-mail to and copy Gary Tilzer, the owner of the censored blog, at -- demanding that the True News blog be restored.

True News is a blog dedicated to reporting about government scandals, politics, and transparency. (Here is the cached version of the True News blog.)

This is not the first act of censorship against Mr. Tilzer. Before the 2010 election, a YouTube video that Mr. Tilzer produced was banned by NBC/YouTube and had to be replaced with an edited version. In the last couple of years, others have faced incidences of cyber censorship or retaliatory activity. One and a half months before the 2009 election, the YouTube channel owned by the artist and political commentator Suzannah B. Troy was likewise censored, until bloggers and a lawyer intervened on her behalf. In 2010, this blogger was attacked by computer viruses 3 or 4 times, including on the day this blogger reported to the New York Department of State Committee on Open Government an act of censorship committed by Brad Hoylman.

Flashback : Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hailed Internet freedom as tool to ‘spread truth and expose injustice’

We need your help to keep courageous bloggers, like Mr. Tilzer, doing what they do. If you are reading this, it is because you are turning to the Internet for reliable information. For it to be here, bloggers, like Mr. Tilzer, have to be able to do their work without fear of retribution or censorship.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

In Japan, Radiation Is Detected In Its Food Supply ; Need For Safe Food To Be Exported To Japan

Update : Associated Press : Radiation now discovered in Tokyo's tap water supply

OP-ED : Japan Finds High Radiation in Spinach, Milk Near Nuke Plant

The Japanese government has detected abnormal levels of radioactive materials in spinach and milk in Fukushima and Ibaraki, two prefectures near the doomed Fukushima nuclear power plant.

So far, only spinach and milk have tested positive for above-average radiation (whatever that means). But if radiation can be found in milk, it should certainly already be showing up in beef. And if it is showing up in spinach, what about other vegetables or fruits ? What is more, with the radioactive plume blowing out over the Pacific Ocean, seafood would naturally also be exposed to nuclear radiation.

Meanwhile, the tainted Japanese food supply is already causing growing concerns outside of Japan, especially in countries, which import food from Japan.

"As uncertainty remains, countries that import Japanese food are on alert for possible contamination. Those nearby, such as Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Singapore and parts of China, have begun screening the imported Japanese food for radiation, and Italy has banned all Japanese food imports outright. Tuesday, the European Union issued an alert recommending radiation checks on all imports that have come out of Japan since March 15. Contaminated food continues to emit radiation -- the stronger the level of radiation, the longer it lasts. Any exposure to radiation increases the risk of cancer."

Based on these early concerns, the world should begin a program to export food to Japan, to prevent the nuclear radiation survivors from being exposed to anymore radioactivity from domestically-produced food.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

U.S. Military Uses Sock Puppet Accounts To Spy On You Online

''Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media''

A sock puppet company called Ntrepid has been awarded a contract initially worth $2.76 million by the United States Central Command create fake online accounts -- what has been called a "virtual army" of profiles -- to "create the impression of consensus opinion in online comment threads, or manipulate social media to the point where valuable stories are suppressed."

The U.S. Military may be engaged in illegal activity, if it uses its sock puppet operations to target American citizens, according to The Guardian newspaper.

Persona management by the US military would face legal challenges if it were turned against citizens of the US, where a number of people engaged in sock puppetry have faced prosecution.

Last year a New York lawyer who impersonated a scholar was sentenced to jail after being convicted of "criminal impersonation" and identity theft.

According to The Guardian, "Once developed, the software could allow US service personnel, working around the clock in one location, to respond to emerging online conversations with any number of co-ordinated Facebook messages, blogposts, tweets, retweets, chatroom posts and other interventions. Details of the contract suggest this location would be MacDill air force base near Tampa, Florida, home of US Special Operations Command."

Nobody knows if Ntrepid will be awarded supplemental contracts that will jack-up the amount of money paid to Ntrepid after the fact from secret sock puppet accounts of the U.S. government.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who Will Legalise Marriage Equality In New York ? Not Christine Quinn....

Now that we have elected a straight man to office, maybe we will see marriage equality become legal in New York, because we knew we could not count on Christine Quinn to do anything about marriage equality.

It is a poor reflection on New York City Council Speaker Speaker Quinn, a high profile gay leader in New York City, that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the politician, who will take credit for making marriage equality a reality for New Yorkers. Although a municipal-based approach to make marriage equality a reality already exists, based on the Gavin Newsom model, seeing as how Speaker Quinn has not been the source of any marriage equality effort in New York City, hopefully, Gov. Cuomo will be the one we can all pin our hopes on, because we knew we could not count on Speaker Quinn for anything.

NRC Issues Warnings About Spent-Fuel Pool, Evacuation Zone in Japan

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issues Dire Nuclear Warning about Japan ; Radiation Levels Are So High That Evacuation Zone Should Be Larger.

Earlier today, the top nuclear regulator in the United States said that the Fukushima nuclear power plant was more dangerous than being described by the Japanese government.

''Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said the spent-fuel pools at Fukushima Daiichi's Unit 4 reactor may be empty and a crack may be present in the spent-fuel pool for the No. 3 reactor. Without proper cooling, spent-fuel rods will continue to heat and potentially ignite, dispersing radioactive elements and making an already complicated situation evermore difficult to contain.''

More information about the NRC's statement from earlier today :

''... 'We believe that there is no water in the spent-fuel pool known as No. 4, and I would say that it is my great hope that the information that we have is not accurate,' Mr. Jaczko added. 'I would hope for the sake of everyone that the situation is not at the state that we think it is.'

''Meanwhile, Tokyo Electric Power Co., the nuclear plant operator, denied Jaczko's assessment, saying that the "condition is stable" at Unit 4, according to the AP.'' ...

Not only is the U.S. nuclear regulator issuing a more dire warning about the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, but the U.S. is also calling for a larger evacuation area in Japan.

Ultimate Loyalty: Japanese Dog Refuses to Leave Injured Friend Behind

Ultimate Loyalty: Japanese Dog Refuses to Leave Injured Friend Behind - ''Emerging coverage from Japan offers a moving example of ultimate dog loyalty, and clearly illustrates the challenges faced by animal victims of the earthquake and tsunami.''

Mayor Bloomberg Haggerty Trial, CityTime Mafia Lawyer, Danger

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ASIO Spied On Julian Assange

Quoted entirely from The Age :

Assange told of ASIO snooping

Philip Dorling
March 16, 2011

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange is believed to have been tipped off more than seven months ago about Australian intelligence scrutiny of his whistleblowing activities.

Senior government ministers yesterday claimed to have no knowledge of co-operation between Australian intelligence agencies and the United States government concerning Assange after WikiLeaks began publishing thousands of secret documents leaked from the US Defence Department.

But sources within Wikileaks have told The Age that an Australian intelligence official privately warned Wikileaks on August 11 last year that Assange was the subject of inquiries by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, and that information relating to him and others associated with Wikileaks had been provided to the US in response to requests through intelligence liaison channels.

The Australian intelligence official is also claimed to have specifically warned that Assange could be at risk of ''dirty tricks'' from the US intelligence community, including the possibility of sexual entrapment.

The information is said to have been provided to WikiLeaks by means of a submission through the website's electronic ''drop box'' on the day Assange flew from London to Stockholm to speak on freedom of the press.

Nine days later, on August 20, a Swedish newspaper reported that Assange was wanted by Swedish police for questioning in relation to sexual assault allegations involving two women in Stockholm. Assange immediately tweeted on the WikiLeaks Twitter page: "We were warned to expect 'dirty tricks'. Now we have the first one.''

Subsequently, on August 23, Assange said in a telephone interview with Arab news channel Al Jazeera: ''We were warned on the 11th [of August] by Australian intelligence that we should expect this sort of thing.''

Assange is appealing a British court decision to uphold an arrest warrant for him to be extradited to Sweden for questioning about the sexual assault allegations. He and his lawyers have retreated from earlier claims that the allegations are the product of a conspiracy involving foreign intelligence agencies.

WikiLeaks also learnt its Australian intelligence source was aware of the group's intention to seek legal advice from a prominent Melbourne lawyer - information not public at the time and known only to people within WikiLeaks.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard was confronted with a video message from Assange when she appeared on ABC TV's Q&A program on Monday.

Assange asked the Prime Minister whether her government had exchanged information about Australian citizens, specifically people linked to WikiLeaks, with foreign powers.

He asked that if she could not give a straight answer to the question, whether the Australian people should consider her to have engaged in treason.

Ms Gillard replied ''I honestly don't know what he's talking about,'' adding that no one had asked her about Assange during her recent visit to Washington.

''So I'm afraid I can't help him with a full and frank exchange about people who work with WikiLeaks.''

Mr Gillard did acknowledge Australia regularly exchanges information about Australian citizens with other countries in relation to law enforcement matters, but she said in regard to WikiLeaks, ''to my knowledge, it hasn't happened''.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister yesterday declined to say whether Ms Gillard had initiated any inquiries to determine whether Assange's claim was correct.

A spokesperson for Attorney-General Robert McClelland said that the Attorney-General was unaware of information sharing concerning Assange, but said it was ''entirely appropriate'' for the US to investigate the leakage of classified information.

Julian Assange Appeared by Video on Q&A News Program with Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Julian Assange grills Julia Gillard on live television

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard appears on live Australian television program ''Q & A'' and is surprised with a video question from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Epic win. Clip aired on 14 Mar 2011.

Check out an article from The Age, which reports that ASIO was spying on Mr. Assange -- and then sharing that intelligence with the United States.

Should America be on Nuclear Radiation Alert ?

America on radiation alert: Japan faces world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl as experts warn fallout may reach U.S.

Wind currents at 30,000 feet could carry a nuclear cloud across the Pacific Ocean, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission admits that it is ''quite possible'' that radiation could reach the U.S., with California ''monitoring situation closely,'' according to The Daily Mail.

"Fears that America could be hit by the nuclear fallout from the Japan earthquake have dramatically increased as workers prepared to abandon a reactor crippled by the earthquake and tsunami ..." in Fukushima, Japan.

"Right now it's quite possible that there could be some radiation floating over the United States,' said Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman David McIntyre, according to The Daily Mail. Other pertinent parts of The Daily Mail report :

"The wind direction for the time being seems to point the (nuclear) pollution towards the Pacific," Andre-Claude Lacoste, of the French Nuclear Safety Authority, told AFP.

The NRC downplayed the threat to Americans, however. Mr McIntyre told the AFP: "We don't think that it would be particularly harmful... even in a worst case scenario."

"We see a very low likelihood, a very low probability that there is any possibility of harmful radiation levels in the United States or in Hawaii or in any other U.S. territories," added an NRC statement.

Read the full report : America on radiation alert: Japan faces world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl as experts warn fallout may reach U.S.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bank America Leaked Emails

OperationLeakS : Bank of America ''mortgage fraud'' documents have been released

Anonymous, an online activist group, has published documents, which it claims can prove mortgage fraud at Bank of America. With this latest document drop, the new site is already experiencing heavy traffic.

The group had previously released documents obtained from Bank of America and HBGary. The main home page for the new website can be found at :

The latest publication followed several announcements posted on Twitter.

Japan Nuclear Radiation Worries

Since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami, Japan has endured a nuclear crisis that has now lead to two explosions at a nuclear power plant.

Moments ago, a new explosion took place at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, this time in what has been described as its Unit 3 reactor. YouTube video of the new explosion :

This new explosion follows an earlier explosion in the Unit 1 reactor at the same power plant. YouTube video of that explosion :

Video Credit : ProducerMatthew.

The twin disaster is prompting fears about radiation prevention and treatment, including any necessary safety measures that would provide for the public health.

The power plant at Fukushima is approximately 150 miles north from Tokyo. The people living closest to the damaged nuclear power plant had already been told to stay indoors and avoid drinking tap water as a result of the Saturday explosion. Evacuees are being taken to shelters. It is not yet known what other nuclear emergency advisories are being made, or preparations being taken, at other large large cities in Japan. Yesterday, it was also reported that authorities were planning for the distribution of Iodine to residents. (Iodine can be taken to prevent the absorption of radiation by the thyroid, reported MSNBC.)

New (Hydrogen) Explosion At Fukushima Unit 3 Reactor (March 14)

New (Hydrogen) Explosion At Fukushima Number 3 Reactor (March 14)

March 14, 2011: A new explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant at the number 3 reactor.

From an AP Wire Story : "Japan’s chief cabinet secretary says a hydrogen explosion has occurred at Unit 3 of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The blast was similar to an earlier one at a different unit of the facility. AP journalists felt the explosion 30 miles (50 kilometers) away."

Video credit : ProducerMatthew

Christine Quinn Bloomberg Puppet

Third Anniversary Protest of Term Limits Scam : Christine Quinn's Puppet Show and Political Farce

Join us on Sunday, October 23, 2011, at 2 pm, outside City Hall, for a protest to mark the third anniversary of the City Council vote that overturned term limits.

Back on this day in 2008, the New York City Council voted to change the term limits law, thereby allowing Mayor Michael Bloomberg to seek re-election. The action by the City Council, lead by Speaker Christine Quinn, undid the term limits approved by New York City voters, who had previously passed two referendums that had restricted the service of elected politicians to a limit of two four-year terms.

Vote Quinn out of office !

Worries Grow Over Possibility of a Second Nuclear Explosion in Japan

Updated : Early Sunday : 13 March 2013 -- New (Hydrogen) Explosion At Fukushima Number 3 Reactor (March 14)

March 14, 2011: A new explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant at the number 3 reactor.

From an AP Wire Story : "Japan’s chief cabinet secretary says a hydrogen explosion has occurred at Unit 3 of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The blast was similar to an earlier one at a different unit of the facility. AP journalists felt the explosion 30 miles (50 kilometers) away."

Video credit : ProducerMatthew

Early Sunday : 13 March 2013 -- Fears Grow Over Second Nuclear Reaction Explosion in Japan ; Larry Kudlow Shockingly Insensitive Japanese Tragedy Comment ; Disturbing Satellite Photos Show Widespread Tsunami Damage

Worries intensify that another reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is at risk of explosion, due to continued mechanical malfunctions of the cooling system, including pressure relief valves.

News of the worries at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are in addition to problems that have been identified at three other nuclear power stations.

As of yesterday, it had been reported that the integrity of the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant was also in danger of collapse, leading to the possibility of another nuclear crisis. Now, words has been received that two additional nuclear power plants face critical failures : radiation had been detected outside one plant approximately 60 miles from Sendai, and still yet another nuclear plower plant, this one located approximately 75 miles north of Tokyo, was having cooling system problems, The New York Times reported.

The cumulative effect of all these power plant problems could result in additional power blackouts in the nation, which is still yet trying to assess the damage to infrastructure as a result of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Meanwhile, reaction from conservative CNBC television commentator Larry Kudlow has shocked the conscious of the world. He took to the television to announce that, "We Should Be 'Grateful' That Human Toll From Japan Quake Is 'Worse' Than Economic Toll."

Meanwhile, The New York Times has published disturbing satellite photos of before and after the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Japan.

Arianna Huffington Calls The NYTimes A ''Great Aggregation Blog''

Arianna Huffington Describes The Lede Blog on The New York Times as an ''Aggregation Blog.''

Social media executive Arianna Huffington went on Twitter this afternoon, and she called the page on The Lede blog dedicated to the Japan disaster a ''great aggregation blog.''

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Re: Lisberg: Mayor Mike Bloomberg 'pedals' his vision of city's future
Posted: Mar 13, 2011 6:00 AM in response to: Guest

Watch the video footage from four years ago --- too date DEP and DOB cannot get this fixed and ditto for around the corner on St. Marks Place between 2nd Ave. and 1st and all over the city --- why are the streets and below the streets -- a dangerous mess? Ditto for the MTA?

Bloomberg and the worst city planner, Amanda the people's Burden, socialite mega-millionaire pushed a reckless, dangerous tsunami of development and by the way --- many if not all of the hideous New New York built could not survive an earthquake like Japan's.

DOB did not police the builds as they should have perhaps because of bribes and because there were too many builds too actually police but DOB, DEP, the MTA, Con Ed should have joined us in raised voices that said over and over Safety First!!! Bloomberg, Burden and Christine Quinn supported greed and stupidity first!
I am pro-bikes and clean air but explain why excluding bike lanes, street conditions and sidewalks are in the worst condition ever and below ground the same for infrastructure. People can break a leg or their necks just trying to cross the streets! Why a record number of man hole cover explosions, water main breaks gs leaks, etc. Mike pushed a reckless tsunami of community crushing development for his and Quinn's rich pals. Streets better in Colonial Times! Impeach Quinn Bloomberg!

Abolish Lobbyist! Wire Tap Politicians and Lobbyist until enough are arrested that they finally get the message by Suzannah B. Troy

Cuomo wants lobbying groups to be required to disclose financial backers

It is about time and sadly too little too late. Albany to City Hall it is a culture of corruption and most lobbyists are pimps! We should get rid of lobbyists and charge a set fee to post what one wants represented for all the people to see. For now it is back room deals, kick-backs, agreements to exclude rival companies from even being considered. Massive conflicts of interest and if we had wire tapping the jails would be filled with politicos and lobbyists!

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Toll Underreported

Updated : Official Death Toll Reported to be 1,217

Two Days After the 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunamis, the True Extent of the Disaster in Japan is Yet Unknown.

Rescue teams from various countries, including the United States, Great Britain, and numerous other countries, have set out for Japan, to join what is being described as the ''colossal'' effort to rescue survivors of the tripple tragedies of the earthquake, tsunami, and the resulting nuclear emergencies.

Reports of food shortages in Japan continue to grow, not only as a result of the damage to stores, but to transportation and distribution systems.

One emotional story that demonstrates the large scale loss of life is the often-repeated news report that as many as 10,000 people are reported to be missing in the port town of Minamisanriku, after the tsunami swept away large portions of the town.

Adding to the rescue and recovery efforts is the concern about the nuclear emergency taking place at the Fukushami nuclear power plants. The New York Times is finally catching up to the severity of the nuclear fears.

''The emergency appeared to be the worst involving a nuclear plant since the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago. The developments at two separate nuclear plants prompted the evacuation of more than 200,000 people. Japanese officials said they had also ordered up the largest mobilization of their Self-Defense Forces since World War II to assist in the relief effort.

''On Saturday, Japanese officials took the extraordinary step of flooding the crippled No. 1 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, 170 miles north of Tokyo, with seawater in a last-ditch effort to avoid a nuclear meltdown. That came after an explosion caused by hydrogen that tore the outer wall and roof off the building housing the reactor, although the steel containment of the reactor remained in place.

''Then on Sunday, cooling failed at a second reactor — No. 3 — and core melting was presumed at both, said the top government spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano. An explosion could also rock the No. 3 reactor, Mr. Edano warned, because of a buildup of hydrogen within the reactor.''

The official death toll, reported to be as low as 800 people, is unrealistic in the face of the evidence of disaster in the coastal town and villages following the dangerous tsunami.

Another example of the underreporting of the extent of the damage is the growing reality that Japan is facing a nuclear emergency. Although more than 200,000 people have been evacuated from danger zones around two atomic facilities in Fukushima, Japanese media and government officials keep insisting that few people have been hospitalised as as result of radiation exposure. And the events at the Fukushima nuclear power plants continue to be irresponsibly described as possible''partial meltdowns,'' in spite of the facts that one nuclear reactor exploded on Saturday and the desperate efforts to cool the damaged nuclear reactor cores at the troubled nuclear power plants with sea water.

Nobody knows what Japan's plans are, in order to keep people safe, should a nuclear meltdown happen.

Meanwhile, the divergence in reporting doesn't end with the fallout of the disaster. Even the size of the earthquake is in dispute. The Associated Press has reported that the Meteorological Agency in Japan upgraded the magnitude of Friday's catastrophic earthquake to 9.0 from its earlier measurement of 8.8. By comparison, the U.S. Geological Survey had measured the earthquake at magnitude 8.9 -- leaving that measurement unchanged as of Sunday.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

IAEA Japan Fukushima Videos

Breaking news :
Background : - IAEA Director General Briefs Member States and Media on Nuclear Safety in Japan

At 17.45 CET on 14 March 2011, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano convened a technical briefing on the consequences of the twin natural disasters for nuclear safety in Japan. - IAEA Director General's Video Update on Tsunami and Earthquake Emergency Response

[12 March 2011, 2000 CET] - IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano released a YouTube video statement on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. Director General Amano noted the current effort to prevent further damage to Unit 1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The text portion of the YouTube video indicated that the IAEA was using emergency communication channels to exchange verified, official information between Japan and other IAEA Member States, as well has been coördinating the delivery of international assistance, should Japan or other affected countries request emergency relief.