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Fukushima and the Dumping of Radioactive Materials into the Ocean. Enormity and Scale of this Unspoken Global Crisis
globalresearch.ca
November 7, 2015

It came as no surprise, to those following the ongoing nuclear melt-downs at Fukushima, and the continuation of pouring seawater to cool the Corium masses, the T.E.P.C.O would "simply run out of room" for the highly radioactive waste water.

TEPCO has no choice but to pour the cooling water straight back into the Pacific Ocean from whence it came, after assurances that this practice was never going to happen. The implications and ramifications for the Pacific ocean, and food chains around the world, is a fact and an eventuality, no longer a possibility. As this is a first time Global crisis phenomenon, there is no data, no science and no research to lead us on with a solution, nor guide us with any protective measures as to the ongoing crisis. TEPCO released the following information on sheer volume of the highly toxic, deadly radiocative releases going on, on a daily basis from Fukushima.

Homeowner Goes Away For 8 Months, Returns To Find Town Has Demolished His House
consumerist.com
November 3, 2015

When you leave home for an extended period, you probably lock the doors up tight, maybe turn on an alarm, and expect that the house will still be standing upon your return. Which is why one Long Island homeowner was shocked.

The 69-year-old man was in Florida for several months to recover from knee surgery, and discovered that while he'd been gone, the town had demolished his 1,570-foot house valued at around $423,072, reports CBS New York. He's suing, after spending two months in a motel, claiming all his furniture, jewelry and other possessions had vanished along with the house.

Does the Fourth Amendment Trump Your Locked Smartphone?
govtech.com
by Daniel Rothberg
November 2, 2015

Because of recent updates to the encryption on Google and Apple software, newly updated Androids and iPhones no longer can be unlocked -- even if law enforcement officers have a warrant.

It's the modern-day version of an age-old question criminal investigators face: What do you do with an unbreakable safe? That's the analogy Christopher Lalli, a Clark County assistant district attorney, uses to describe the situation detectives face when criminal investigations involve passcode-protected smartphones.

Tiny ID Chips Will Be Secretly Injected Into Everyone Via Vaccination Program, Claims Former Politician
inquisitr.com
by Tim Butters
October 29, 2015

A former politician believes he has stumbled across a sinister plot to secretly inject people with tiny identity microchips through a worldwide vaccination program which is due to start in January.

There's always been a considerable degree of debate surrounding the safety of vaccinations, particularly the mandatory vaccinations of children, but to date, not many prominent public figures have put their reputation on the line by revealing to the public that they are convinced there are dark plans afoot to inject every man, woman, and child with a microchip that is smaller than a grain of sugar.

"Fleeing" Muslims Have No Idea Woman Is FLUENT in Arabic, EXPOSE Terrifying Plan Right in Front of Her
rightwingnews.com
by Sela T.
October 28, 2015

A young European woman, Aida Bolevar was recently traveling by train from Budapest, Hungary, to Vienna, Austria, when she encountered what can only be described as a migrant horde crowding the trains and train stations.

As the loud, angry crowd of mostly male Muslims invaded the station, she found herself having to force her way through the crowd. Enduring attempts of the men trying to steal her luggage, and being at the receiving end of a lot of their THREATS...which SCARED HER MOST. Because what the fleeing Muslims did not know, was that Aida, spoke fluent Arabic....and could understand the HORRIFYING actions they planned to take as they discussed them RIGHT INFRONT OF HER!

Homeless camps disappearing in Umatilla and Hermiston
eastoregonian.com
by Jade McDowell
October 20, 2015

Longtime homeless camps in Umatilla and Hermiston have been cleaned out in recent weeks.

It used to be a community of sorts, a haven for some of Umatilla's most down and out. Now the stretch of woods along the Umatilla River between the high school and River Road is quiet. The improvised homeless camp that used to be nestled against the river banks is gone. In its place is a red and white sign proclaiming "No camping," the "N" defiantly whited out.

Intel Security Bulletin: SIEM ESM, ESMREC, and ESMLM updates fix authentication bypass vulnerability
kc.mcafee.com
October 19, 2015

A specially crafted username can bypass SIEM ESM authentication (password is not validated) if the ESM is configured to use Active Directory or LDAP authentication sources. This can result in the attacker gaining NGCP (master user) access to the ESM.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), Enterprise Security Manager/Log Manager (ESMLM), and Enterprise Security Manager/Receiver (ESMREC) 9.3.x before 9.3.2MR19, 9.4.x before 9.4.2MR9, and 9.5.x before 9.5.0MR8, when configured to use Active Directory or LDAP authentication sources, allow remote attackers to bypass authentication by logging in with the username "NGCP|NGCP|NGCP;" and any password.

Over 12,000 fall to Dengue, worst outbreak in 20 years
tecake.com
by Kanishk Singh
October 16, 2015

With over 12,000 people falling to dengue, year 2015 has seen the worst dengue outbreak in last 20 years. National Capital New Delhi alone has seen 10,683 cases this year.

While 41 people have succumbed to death. The ever rising numbers are worst in past 20 years. According to official records, 10, 253 Dengue cases were reported in 1996 while 423 people died of Dengue that year.

TPP text could drop next week
politico.com
by Jenny Hopkinson
October 15, 2015

TPP countries could release the final text of the agreement as soon as next Tuesday - the day after elections in Canada - where the trade deal has proven to be a politically charged issue.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, citing unnamed Canadian officials, that Canada had requested a quick conclusion to the process of preparing the text for public release, but lawyers among the 12 governments were still haggling over the details.

LA's Nuclear Secret: Part 1
nbclosangeles.com
by Joel Grover and Matthew Glasser
October 13, 2015

The U.S. government secretly allowed radiation from a damaged reactor to be released into air over the San Fernando and Simi valleys in the wake of a major nuclear meltdown in Southern California.

More than 50 years ago - fallout that nearby residents contend continues to cause serious health consequences and, in some cases, death. Founded in 1947 to test experimental nuclear reactors and rocket systems, the research facility was built in the hills above the two valleys. In 1959, Area Four was the site of one of the worst nuclear accidents in U.S. history. But the federal government still hasn't told the public that radiation was released into the atmosphere as a result of the partial nuclear meltdown.

     

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