June 28 Energy News

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Opinion:

¶ “Diablo Canyon’s closure is good news for energy and the
earth” • The nuclear plant’s closure is important for the future of energy generation and for the health of the earth. The agreement to close the plant could also serve as a positive example for other states. [The San Luis Obispo Tribune]

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Science and Technology:

¶ Four years ago, Professor Peter Wadhams, head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at Cambridge University, said the Arctic Ocean could well be free of sea ice within only a few years. Some considered his statement controversial. Now, it appears that he may have been right. [CleanTechnica]

World:

¶ Scotland’s carbon emission level in 2014 was around 46% lower than its emission levels in 1990, meaning that the country has managed to achieve its 2020 target of 42% lower emissions…

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Next Thyroid Screening Scheduled at Tarachine Screening Center, Iwaki city on July 17, 2016

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On Saturday June 25, 2016 Sun Life  gave thyroid screenings in Fukushima city. A lot of people, small children and adults came to be examined.

The attending physician was Nomune Yoshihiro, a professor from the Ota Integrated Medical Development Center of Shimane University School of Medicine.

The next thyroid screening is scheduled to be performed at Tarachine, Iwaki city on July 17 2016. To schedule an appointment, those who wish to be examined should please contact Tarachine Screening Center as soon as possible. Adults as well as children can be examined.

The screening test considers cysts, and also thyroid of a state other than nodules, divided as follows:

No findings = nothing particular seen.

Yes, some Findings = cysts or nodules were observed, (follow-up required). It requires close examination by a specialist.

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In addition A2 has been subdivided to three status:

A2-a Cysts that occur in the course of…

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Chris Hedges|Inside the Occupied Territories with Amira Hass (On Contact)

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 Chris Hedges goes inside Israel and the Occupied Territories with Amira Hass in this week’s episode of On Contact. Hass is the Haaretz Correspondent for the Occupied Territories and author of “Drinking the Sea at Gaza.” 

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Britain Succumbs to Fear — Europe Shattered by Deteriorating Physical and Political Climate | robertscribbler

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GR.– Climate experts are beginning to stop telling us that burning fossil fuel will cause global warming and that we must stop.  Now they are beginning to offer suggestions on how to deal with global warming.  It’s too late to avoid some of the consequences; we’ve past the point where stopping burning fossil fuels would avoid the catastrophes.

RobertScribbler.–“In Central India, during 2016, millions of farmers who have lost their livelihoods due to a persistent drought made worse by climate change are migrating to the cities. The climate change induced monsoonal delays and ever-worsening drought conditions forced this most recent wave of climate change refugees to make a stark choice — move or watch their families starve.

“It’s a repeat of a scene that happened in Syria during 2006 through 2010, but on a much larger scale. A scene that will repeat again and again. In Bangladesh and the…

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Mother Jones Reporter Goes Undercover in Private CCA Prison

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My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard

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My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard is a troubling documentary about a Mother Jones senior reporter who goes undercover to work as a prison guard in a private Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) prison in Winnfield Louisiana. The film mostly consists of Shane Bauer’s video diary and interviews with other prison staff and former inmates. Cameraman James West, who attempted to film outside the prison, was arrested by sheriff’s officers for criminal trespass.

Filmmakers mainly focus on the extremely demoralizing working conditions. Entry level guards earn $9 an hour – even in Winn this is insufficient to live on. Working conditions are incredibly dangerous. To save money (and increase profits), CCA keeps staff numbers low, which means there are rarely sufficient security personnel to cope with inmate violence. In fact, guards at Winn Correctional Center…

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A Narrow Focus on Mass Shootings Undermines Efforts to Solve America’s Gun Problem

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 “To save the greatest number of lives,” write several Guardian reporters in a long, data-heavy article, “it’s the everyday violence – not just the mass shootings – that we need to prevent.”  

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Gun control advocates cite Australia as a model for how the United States can address gun violence. But for four reasons, the countries are not comparable.

“To save the greatest number of lives,” write several Guardian reporters in a long, data-heavy article, “it’s the everyday violence – not just the mass shootings – that we need to prevent.”

For starters, “America’s gun problem is dramatically larger in scale than Australia’s was”:

In the US, more than 10,000 Americans will likely be killed in gun murders this year. Another 20,000 will likely be lost to gun suicide. The total number of gun deaths and violent injuries will…

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Rewriting Human Rights

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By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

If I were to choose one word to say what human rights were all about, for me, I’d say: Freedom. Freedom to and freedom from.

If you read the accounts of life on the other side, in the Fourth Dimension or Astral Plane, the most striking thing about the experience of the newly-arrived is their greatly expanded sense of freedom.

The freedom to not eat. The freedom from ageing and death. The freedom to jump into a lake, go to the bottom, and not need to breathe.

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Mother Says Pharmacists Killed Son by Prescribing Toxic Dose of ADHD Medication

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By L.J. Devon, Natural News

(NaturalNews) It’s a shame to see so many kids put on horrific ADHD drugs that cause physical and psychological drug dependence. It’s not just the drug itself that’s damaging; it’s the whole warped philosophy used to justify the drugging of children who won’t pay attention or sit still.

Kids today are told to sit still and pay attention for hours on end in constraining educational environments that squeeze the life right out their curious and imaginative minds. If they get out of line too many times, drugs are used to mold them into the obedient slave the system is training them to be.

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Draconian Russian Law Curbs Free Speech, Privacy, Freedom of Religion, Revives Criminal Liability for Not Reporting Crimes Planned by Others

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From Human Rights Watch:
Draconian Law Rammed Through Russian Parliament: Outrageous Provisions to Curb Speech, Privacy, Freedom of Conscience, by Tanya Lokshina Russia Program Director, JUNE 23, 2016

UPDATE (June 24, 2016): The revised bill was finally published on the morning of June 24, the day of the voting. The lawmakers did eliminate the provisions on stripping Russian nationals of their citizenship. The other deeply problematic draft amendments described below remained practically unchanged. At around 12.30 pm the State Duma of the Russian Federation passed the “Yarovaya Law.”

On June 24, its very last day in session before the summer break and the September parliamentary election, the lower chamber of Russia’s parliament is planning a final vote – without any meaningful debate or scrutiny – on a set of legislative amendments that severely undermine freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and the right to privacy – all allegedly…

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