Petri dish art by Klari Reis [Now, this one almost looks like a culture on blood agar. She has 365 of these tiny works of art at her site!]
Mr. Masao Yoshida has not had a good year. Mr. Yoshida, a nuclear engineer, was the general manager of the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi plant when the earthquake and tsunami hit on Mar11.2011. He was in the thick of it and later said that on more than one occasion he thought he was going to die. Then in November 2011 he suddenly stepped down as manager when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Now he is in serious condition with yet another malady: brain hemorrhage. Is this guy just really unlucky or is there a connection here? Well, cerebral bleeding is known to occur after radiotherapy of cancers of the head and neck. The radiation can cause blood vessels to die. So coincidence may not be the most reasonable explanation for Mr. Yoshida’s problems.
Boomerang in the making. While the Democratic foaming at the mouth about Romney not releasing tax returns looks good in July, by November the tactic will circle back and blow up in their faces. Why? B/c we have a US pimp-president who ran on a platform of transparency and ending egregious secrecy practices of the past administration, and yet that same pimp-president resolutely refuses to give Congress any information about his own secret program to kill US citizens without any trial or charges. Remember all of the secret Yoo memos and other memos scurrying around in the Bush White House like cockroaches looking for a place to hide? Well, not a freaking thing has changed. As some ACLU lapels have said, there is a basic lack of due process in an institutionalized system for executing US citizens when those citizens are not even told what behavior will get them killed. So, which is worse, keeping secrets about your taxes or keeping secrets about your hit list, your license to kill, and why you choose to murder whom you choose to murder?
Olympia Food Coop ruling on sanctions. For those of you following the Israeli disaster in Olympia, WA where a gaggle of Israel-funded Zionists got their asses kicked by Washington’s anti-SLAPP suit, here is a transcript of Judge McPhee’s decision to grant $160,000 fine against the Zionists. Previous posts on this case are here, and here, and here.