Sunday, May 13, 2012

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PNN 5/13

1. Mothers' Day Proclamation
Mother's Day Proclamation
by Julia Ward Howe*, 1870
The First Mother's Day proclaimed in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe
was a passionate demand for disarmament and peace.
Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be that of water or tears!
Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have taught them of charity, mercy and patience. We women of one country will be too tender of those of another to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
From the bosom of the devastated earth, a voice goes up with our own. It says, "Disarm, Disarm!"
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession. As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women, to bewail & commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesars but of God.
In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women without limit of nationality may be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.

2. Latest Fukushima News
Fukushima gets worse, cover-up continues
(NaturalNews) -- A Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request filed by Friends of the Earth (FoE), Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and the Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS) has unearthed a shocking series of new evidence proving a deliberate, global cover-up of the true severity of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. And the unfortunate reality is that the mainstream media continues to blatantly ignore this colossal scandal.

Private emails, meeting transcripts and other key documents reveal that both the Obama White House and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC) were well aware of just how bad things really were with Fukushima from the early days of the disaster, but did nothing to warn the public about it. In fact, NRC and the White House purposely did not warn Americans about a massive radiation plume that struck the West Coast just days after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan's eastern coast.

According to information gathered from hundreds of pages worth of private NRC emails, conference calls and secret meetings, key players in the Fukushima whitewashing campaign, including the NRC's David McIntyre and Elliot Brenner, were hard at work in the days following the disaster distracting public attention away from it. By pretending that a radioactive plume did not exist while simultaneously sending out misinformation to the media, these two, in conjunction with White House officials, actively participated in a criminal cover-up of the truth.

2. the AEI conference on fukushima  [industry insiders pat themselves on the bank]
The industry consultant said:
after all he says regulations are weak tea, the results of compromise
and are generally set too low, and are toothless, with an Industry that knows better
regulations impede better safety, because companies TOOL-DOWN safety to meet regs
when on their own, guided by their own RISK MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENTS - they would
HIKE UP, their own safety standards... [I'll bet]

The Former BUSH FEMA Analyst said:
He has such respect for the Japanese (he contrasts them with the rabble in New Orleans)
who stood patiently in-line waiting for their government assistance. They stood in lines and waited.
No one in the Emergency Planning Services could have imagined that a TRAGEDY within a TRAGEDY 
the Hurricane was expect able, the second calamity of the levee collapse was just completely so remote, no one could have planned for it.

BUT IN JAPAN, they had a catastrophe within a catastrophe within a catastrophe with an Earthquake then a Tsunami, then the failure of the external power-grid the flooding of the below ground generators, and the loss of backup power and then the submersion and loss of the seawater pumps which destroyed the ability to cool the plant, no one might have anticipated a sequence of disasters with such a remote possibility no one could have planned for it, and no one anticipated such a rare low possibility set of events. 
 BUILDING OVER 4 faultlines? 

The Japanese Planner said, Americans would have been better in a crisis like this because of all the great disaster movies???   GOJIRA??

But check it out for yourself

3. the independent voter petition for primary voting in fla

4. The Repudiation of Austerity in FRANCE the defeat  of Sacozy  & the election of Socialist Hollande (oh-lawn-nd)

5. Our country's noticed the necessity of recognizing the Human Nights, the Right to Marry of Gay Americans

6. The President joins Dick Cheney in recognizing the rights of Homosexuality to live undisturbed, un molested and free to pursue Life Liberty and Happiness. This show welcomes his "evolution" maybe he'll evolve to eventually repudiate to extenuation of the Afghanistan occupation another 15 years, or even his claimed authority  to kill American without trial and finally maybe the former pot-smoker will evolve to stop feeding the commercial prison combines America's young… may he evolve there too! 

7. large Hadron Collider news
Scientists using the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, to try and locate the missing so-called “god particle” Higgs Boson, are preparing to deal with an unprecedented onslaught of particle collision data this year, now that the accelerator has been cranked up another power level.
“Last year, on average, 10 protons colliding simultaneously, this year we might end up with 30,” said Andre David Tinoco Mendes, a scientist with the European Organization For Nuclear Research (CERN), which oversees the particle accelerator, in a new video posted online by CERN late Thursday.
“We have protons colliding every 25 nanoseconds. What that means it the collision rate is about 40 megahertz, or 40 million times per second,” said Tulika Bose, another CERN scientist and assistant professor at Boston University.
The increased rate and number of proton collisions inside the particle accelerator will increase the researchers chances of discovering the Higgs Boson, a long-sought particle and the last missing piece needed to verify the Standard Model, the particle physics theory that informs much of our present understanding of the laws of the universe.

PNN's Guests
Ellis M.M. Robinson, 
Chair Ruth's List Florida 
Electing progressive, Democratic women for Florida.

Ruth's List, a group with a mission to get Democratic, pro-choice women elected in Florida, has set its sights on the Tampa Bay area.
Chairwoman Ellis Robinson has made 10 trips from her home in Sanibel to the Tampa area since June for fundraising events and candidate training sessions.
Why the interest?
"In 2010 there are so many open seats for the Legislature and that's one of our highest priorities," she said last week during a Tampa fundraiser hosted by Yvonne Yolie Capin, Betty Castor and others.
They've got their work cut out for them. So far, candidates have filed to run for 16 legislative seats in the area. Only six are Democratic women.

Director of Communications at 1Miami
quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Oh America, how often have you taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes... God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty."

you conclude:
"No one in Miami values and understands success and hard work more than everyday Miamians, but the corporate welfare crowd didn't get rich by working hard. They got there by taking from the 99%. This tax day, join 1Miami in honoring Dr. King in deed, rather than name, and stand up for our city where people live in "inordinate wealth" while most of us struggle."

PNN Show Notes 5/13/12
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Co-Producer PNN
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