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  • Tepco to suspend decommissioning works at Fukushima plant during G7 Summit
    Tepco announced they are going to suspend the decommissioning works at Fukushima plant during G7 summit. Tepco states it is to minimize the risk but it proves that the entire The post Tepco to suspend decommissioning works at Fukushima plant during G7 Summit appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Radioactive material from Fukushima plant coming back to Japan in the Pacific
    Prof. Aoyama from Institute of Environmental Radioactivity of Fukushima University reported that the radioactive material discharged from Fukushima plant circulated in the Pacific to come back to Japan offshore. He The post Radioactive material from Fukushima plant coming back to Japan in the Pacific appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco’s ordinary income increased by 57 percent for FY 2015
    On 4/28/2016, Tepco announced they had the remarkable growth in their ordinary profit for FY 2015.   According to Tepco, their Operating Revenues for FY 2015 dropped by 10.8% from The post Tepco’s ordinary income increased by 57 percent for FY 2015 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Fukushima city government donated 10,000 bottles of their tap water to Kumamoto city
    On 4/18/2016, Fukushima city Waterworks Bureau donated 10,000 bottles of their tap water to Kumamoto city. Kumamoto city is one of the main disaster areas of 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes. Fukushima The post Fukushima city government donated 10,000 bottles of their tap water to Kumamoto city appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Ministry of the Environment plans to recycle 90 percent of contaminated soil in Fukushima but no technology
    MOE (Ministry of the Environment) estimated 90% of contaminated soil can be reused in Fukushima prefecture by 3/30/2016. Currently interim storage facility stocks 22,000,000 m3 of radioactive contaminated soil. MOE The post Ministry of the Environment plans to recycle 90 percent of contaminated soil in Fukushima but no technology appeared first on Fukushima […]
  • 333 of 522 children diagnosed worse than A2 in Kashiwa city Chiba
    Following up this article.. 112 of 173 children diagnosed with thyroid abnormality in Kashiwa city Chiba [URL]   On 3/23/2016, Kashiwa city government of Chiba announced 333 of 522 children were The post 333 of 522 children diagnosed worse than A2 in Kashiwa city Chiba appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • M6.1 hit western Japan / JMA “Connection with a potential great earthquake is not known”
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M6.1 occurred offshore Mie prefecture at 11:39 of 4/1/2016 (JST). It affected the large area of mid-western Japan. The maximum seismic intensity was 4. The post M6.1 hit western Japan / JMA “Connection with a potential great earthquake is not known” appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 650Bq/Kg of I-131 still measured from sewage sludge of Fukushima
    (Photo) Radioactive sewage sludge storaged at sewage plant. Posted by Fukushima prefectural government.    High level of I-131 was measured for 11 days this January in dry sewage sludge, Fukushima The post 650Bq/Kg of I-131 still measured from sewage sludge of Fukushima appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 2,029,900,000 Bq of Cs-134/137 leaked as contaminated water in Fukushima plant
    According to Tepco, a leakage detector of waste incineration building went off around noon of 3/23/2016. Tepco reports the leaked volume was 5.3 t. The leaked contaminated water was from The post 2,029,900,000 Bq of Cs-134/137 leaked as contaminated water in Fukushima plant appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco to scan Reactor 2 with Muon again after Nagoya uni already confirmed nothing remaining
    Photo : Muon detecting system installed for Reactor 2. 3/16/2016.   Following up this article.. Nagoya Uni “Significantly small amount of fuel remaining in Reactor 2″ / No announcement about underground The post Tepco to scan Reactor 2 with Muon again after Nagoya uni already confirmed nothing remaining appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Clinton Email Trouble Deepens, Bill Gross Economic Warning, Bathroom Gender Endgame
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 239 5.27.16) A new report by the Inspector General (IG) of the State Department puts Hillary Clinton in even deeper trouble over her unprotected email server that was installed in the bathroom of her home. The mainstream press finally picked up this story, even though it has largely ignored this […]Related Posts:Elites K […]
  • Criminal Bankers Threaten Entire World Economy-Helen Chaitman
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Helen Davis Chaitman was the lead attorney representing the victims of the $65 billion Bernie Madoff scam. Madoff had help form JP Morgan Chase Bank, and what she found out was stunning.  Chaitman explains, “JP Morgan Chase was the subject of a criminal complaint . . . it was charged with […]Related Posts:Retail Silver Market […]
  • All Electronic Assets Wiped Out in Fall Crash
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Financial analyst Bix Weir has laid out a timeline for the next financial collapse that he says is underway. Bix explains, “It’s happening now, and it has been happening since the beginning of the year.  Some of the big things on the time line and one of the […]Related Posts:Default on Global Monetary […]
  • Saudi Financial Trouble Means US Financial Trouble, Fed Rate Hike Fake-Out, Bernie Beats Clinton-Again
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 5.20.16 (WNW 238)  Saudi Arabia is in deep financial trouble, and that spells financial trouble for the U.S. Let’s connect the dots. Shall we?  The Senate just passed a bill that releases 28 secret pages from the 9/11 Report, and it also allows the families sue the Kingdom if it was […]Related Posts:Elites Know Economy in Dee […]
  • Global Elite Making Preparations for Post-Dollar World-Rob Kirby
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Macroeconomic analyst Rob Kirby says his rich clients around the planet are bracing for an inevitable economic calamity. Kirby explains, “The people I know, that I would say are at the higher level of the food chain in the global world of finance, are hunkered down and making very serious preparations.  […]Related Posts:Globa […]
  • Multiple Collapse Triggers Everywhere-V the Guerilla Economist
    Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) “V” the “Guerilla Economist” fears another global financial collapse “every day and every night.” “V” explains, “Economically speaking . . . What I see is it’s not one event. There are multiple triggers everywhere.  If Deutsche Bank goes belly up tonight . . . that could send a cascade of […]Related Posts: […]
  • Global War Tensions Rise, Economy Getting Worse and MSM Totally Unfair to Trump
    Greg Hunter USAWatchdog.com Weekly News Wrap-Up 5.13.16 (WNW 237)  There was a new missile defense system installed in Romania. The U.S. says it is to protect Europe from an attack from a “rogue state.”  Russia says this new missile defense site is a “direct threat to global and regional security.”  Russia also says this is […]Related Posts:Obama’s State of […]
  • Trump is Free to Throw Mud on Clinton-Catherine Austin Fitts
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Former Bush Administration (41) Assistant Secretary of Housing, Catherine Austin Fitts, says this presidential election will be most painful for Hillary Clinton. Fitts explains, “Here’s the thing, Clinton has never had to answer for the real deal issues and dirt on the Clintons.  Here’s what’s interesting.  One of the reason […]
  • Silent Coup Beginning to Overtake America Now-Larry Nichols
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Former Clinton insider Larry Nichols has worked with, and now against, the Clintons. Nichols has some of the top political and financial connections on the planet.  Nichols hopes the public is finally realizing the enormous power struggle going on.  Nichols explains, “There is no two-party system in the United States of […]R […]
  • Most Dangerous Stock Market in History-Michael Pento
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Money manager and financial expert Michael Pento says every corner of the globe is in economic trouble. Pento contends, “I think we are going to have a global synchronized collapse amongst the developed world economies: Europe, Japan, the United States and China, and you should be hedging against this market. Don’t […]Related […]
  • No. 808: April Durable Goods Orders, Home Sales, Household Income
    (SGS Subscription required) • Downwardly-Benchmarked Durable Goods Orders Remained in Smoothed, Low-Level, Stagnant Non-Recovery, Both With and Without Commercial Aircraft Orders • Headline Jump in April New Orders Was Due Primarily to a 64.9% Surge in Irregular, Long-Term Commercial Aircraft Orders • Despite a Nonsensical 16.6% Monthly Surge in New-Home Sal […]
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date     Friday, May 27, 2016 GDP 2016Q1 1st Rev. 05/27/2016   Friday, June 03, 2016 Construction Spending […]
  • No. 807A: Durable Goods Orders Benchmark Revision, GDP Outlook, Existing-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • Sharply Negative Benchmark Revisions to Shipments of Manufacturers and New Orders for Durable Goods Promise Downside Adjustments to GDP on July 29th • 12% of the Recovery in Monthly Shipments, Post-2009 Trough, Just Disappeared in Revision • Smoothed Existing-Home Sales Held in Low-Level, Down-Trending Stagnation […]
  • No. 807: CPI, Real Retail Sales, Production, Housing Starts, Freight Index, FOMC and the Dollar
    (SGS Subscription required) • Ongoing and Intensifying Economic Downturn Continues, Despite Some April Fluff, Unusual Seasonals and One-Time Factors • Domestic Freight Index Continued to Show Crashing Activity • Two Consecutive, Annual Declines in Quarterly Industrial Production Never Have Been Seen Outside of Formal Recessions, and First-Quarter 2016 Is on […]
  • No. 806: April Retail Sales and the Producer Price Index
    (SGS Subscription required) • Intensifying Economic Downturn Continues • Nominal Retail Sales Jump Reflected Rising Inflation and a One-Time, Unsustainable Monthly Boost in Auto Sales • April 2016 PPI Goods Inflation Rose by 0.19%, PPI Services Profit Margins Rose by 0.09%, Leaving Aggregate Final-Demand PPI Inflation Up by 0.18% • April’s Monthly Constructi […]
  • Commentaries News
    The next regular Commentary, The next regular Commentary, scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, May 27th will review the first revision to first-quarter 2016 GDP and pending benchmark revisions to the GDP series.  See Schedule for details.
  • No. 805: April Employment and Unemployment, Money Supply M3
    (SGS Subscription required) • Negative Economic Conditions Traditionally Weigh Heavily Against the Incumbent Party Holding the White House • Payroll and Unemployment Details Showed Some Catch-Up in Heavily Distorted Reporting • Annual Payroll Growth Fell to a 23-Month Low • April Payroll Gain of 160,000 Jobs Was Heavily Overstated; Full-Time Employed Dropped […]
  • No. 804: Trade Deficit, Construction Spending, Retail Sales and Other Revisions
    (SGS Subscription required) • First-Quarter 2016 Real Merchandise Trade Shortfall Was Deepest Since Third-Quarter 2007 • Narrowing of March 2016 Monthly Trade Deficit Reflected Weakening Demand for Consumer Goods • First-Quarter Construction Spending Revised Sharply Lower • Volatile Real Spending Remained in Non-Recovery, Ongoing Low-Level Stagnation • Annua […]
  • No. 803: First-Quarter 2016 GDP, Velocity of Money, FOMC
    (SGS Subscription required) • First-Quarter GDP Growth of 0.5% Was Absolute Nonsense • Residential Investment Contributed 0.5% of the 0.5% Headline Growth, Yet, Housing Starts Contracted Quarter-to-Quarter • Annual and Quarterly GDP Growth Slowed to Two-Year Lows • Meaningful Downside Revisions Loom for the GDP • Declining Velocity of Money Reflected Slowing […]
  • No. 802: March New Orders for Durable Goods, New- and Existing-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • Durable Goods Orders Contracted Quarter-to-Quarter Both in Fourth-Quarter 2015 and First-Quarter 2016 • New- and Existing-Home Sales Continued in Non-Recovery with Smoothed, Low-Level and Down-Trending Stagnation • Three-Month Moving Average of Confidence Tumbled to a 16-Month Low […]

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  • On the Death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour
    In a U.S. drone strike well inside the Pakistani territory of Balochistan province, the Afghan Taliban’s leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed, leaving many people wondering as to why the attack has taken place at a time when peace negotiations, howsoever fragile and uncertain these might have been, were going on and when the U.S. […]
  • The Eternal Power of Water, Time, and Mother Russia
    “We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.” – Günter Grass Russia will emerge as the world’s most vital country within the next decade. The country will do so out of a matter of utter necessity, and the necessity has nothing to […]
  • Pro-EU Propaganda in Britain Goes into Overdrive
    In recent months, the British establishment has engaged in the most blatant and concerted propaganda campaign since the Scottish independence referendum or the Iraq war. Every day, the establishment spreads more fear in an attempt to keep Britain in the European Union (EU); with this propaganda campaign completely undermining the democratic process.  In Apri […]
  • USA and China in the Pacific Rim: What Fate Holds for Japan?
    For several years now, the Pacific Rim has been witnessing China’s rise to power with a simultaneous weakening of the US positions. China is slowly, but surely driving Americans out of the region, extending its “area of influence” from the countries of the ASEAN to the Middle East. China has also demonstrated an impressive determination […]
  • The Feigned and Future Demise of Big-Oil
    Four of the top five Global Fortune 500 corporations are involved in petroleum refining. Together with big-finance and industrial giants like big-auto and utility monopolies, big-oil dominates the global economy. The monopoly it enjoys grants it the unwarranted power and influence it has wielded throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. And because big-oil is […]
  • Europe Backtracking
    It’s hard to believe that in 2016, part of the world is looking so much like it did seventy years ago – and yet so different. US-led NATO troops are sitting on Europe’s closest border with Russia: the one with Ukraine, where, during the second world war, German troops began their invasion of the Soviet […]
  • Drugs, Duterte & The Nature of Imperialism
    In the United States, the failed government drug policies are a common source of outrage among politically progressive people. The Rockefeller Drug Laws of New York, eventually turned into a national policy with the “War on Drugs” of the Reagan era, have done very little to combat the scourge of addiction. Prison sentences have gotten […]
  • How Russia Implements Sanctions Against North Korea
    According to the press reports, Russia has made the decision to suspend its financial relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and discontinue importing products of the North Korean mining sector. A draft presidential decree on the implementation of the UN Security Council’s resolution (adopted on March 2 in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear-mi […]
  • Europe May Soon be Swept by a New Wave of Migrants
    These days, as Europe is engaged in a behind the scenes fight with Turkey to put an end to the flow of migrants along the “Turkish route”, European officials prefer to keep silent about yet another impressive wave of migrants coming to the EU from Africa. For sure, this decision can be partially explained by the […]
  • Eurasia: China and Russia is Where It’s Happening
    In 1865 at the end of the US Civil War New York journalist Horace Greeley popularized the expression, “”Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.” Today, some 150 years later, as the colossal economy of the United States of America sinks into obsolescence, outsourcing, income depression, and staggering real unemployment, with many […]
  • Is The Market Priced For A Summer Rate-Hike?
    Last November, capital markets were discounting a rate hike five months later, based on Fed Funds futures. Same story today. Last November, the S&P 500 was trading near 2100. Same story today. Last November, VIX levels were around 14. Same story today. Last November, instead of waiting five months, the Fed hiked rates one month later; the S&P dropped […]
  • Stocks Shrug As USDJPY, Crude, PMs Slide After Disappointing GDP Print
    Stocks appear to have left early for the long weekend but USDJPY, Crude, and precious metals are sliding after the disappointing GDP print. Update: USDJPY roundtripped   The TSY curve is flattening and gold is sliding...   As the decoupling remains...   Volume, of course, is de minimus   Charts: Bloomberg […]
  • The Consequences Of $50 Oil
    Submitted by Gregory Brew via OilPrice.com, On Thursday Brent crude rose above $50 while the WTI rose to $49.85. The rise in prices came after the EIA reported a dramatic fall in U.S. inventories. The weekly drop of 4.2 million barrels, far more than the 2 million that was expected, triggered a sharp rise in a market which had been growing increasingly bulli […]
  • First Quarter GDP Revised Higher To 0.8%, Misses Expectations
    Following the terrible initial Q1 GDP print of 0.5% released one month ago, there was some hope that following some subsequent favorable inventory and trade data, the number would be revised substantially higher, with the whisper estimate rising as high as 1% or more, above the consensus estimate of 0.9%. Moments ago the BEA reported that in its first revisi […]
  • Trump's Decision To Debate Sanders In California Is His Most Genius Move Yet
    Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Here, a Clinton match-up is highly likely to be an unmitigated electoral disaster, whereas a Sanders candidacy stands a far better chance. Every one of Clinton’s (considerable) weaknesses plays to every one of Trump’s strengths, whereas every one of Trump’s (few) weaknesses plays to every one of Sanders’ […]
  • "We Come To Mourn The Dead" - Obama Is First Sitting President To Visit Hiroshima, Offers No Apology
    Ealier today, Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit the memorial of the American atomic bombings of Japan in Hiroshima, however without offering no apology for the attacks. The trip comes amid Japanese protests over alleged crimes committed by US troops stationed in Japan. "We have a shared responsibility to look directly in the ey […]
  • Bitcoin Surges To 2016 Highs On Rising Chinese Demand; Decouples From Gold
    Ever since last September, when we explained that as a result of China's crackdown on capital controls, the one clear winner (in addition to Vancouver real estate) would be bitcoin, the digital currency has more than doubled in dollar terms, rising from $230 and surging as high as $500 a few months later. Overnight bitcoin, which had traded in a stable […]
  • Frontrunning: May 27
    Oil prices ease from seven-month high to below $49 (Reuters) Wall Street Waits for Yellen Before Taking Off for a Long Weekend (BBG) Donald Trump Celebrates Clinching GOP Delegate Race (WSJ) Trump vows to undo Obama's climate agenda in appeal to oil sector (Reuters) Japan Fails in Bid to Have G-7 Warn of Global Crisis Risk (BBG) Valeant Rejected Joint T […]
  • Gundlach Predicts Yellen Will Be Dovish Today; Is "Quite Sure" Oil Prices Are Going Down Again
    With verious Fed presidents having whipping up the market into a hawkish frenzy in the past two weeks, leading to a dramatic repricing in summer rate hike odds with expectations for a July rate hike now over 50%, many can be "disappointed" by Yellen's speech today, at least according to Jeff Gundlach who said Yellen appears to be more cautious […]
  • All Eyes On Yellen: Global Markets Flat On Dreadful Volumes, Oil Slides
    In a world where fundamentals don't matter, everyone's attention will be on Janet Yellen who speaks at 1:15pm today in Harvard, hoping to glean some more hints about the Fed's intentionas and next steps, including a possible rate hike in June or July. And with a long holiday in both the US and UK (US bond market closes at 2pm today), it is no […]
  • New lava flows open vents on active Hawaii Volcano
    May 2016 – HAWAII – Two new lava flows have broken out at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, but neither is threatening nearby communities. Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. In 2014 lava from one of its vents crept … Continue reading →
  • A dreaded superbug found for the first time in a U.S. woman
    May 2016 – HEALTH – The United States’ first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by a last resort-style kind of antibiotic was detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday. Centers for … Continue reading →
  • Italy’s Mount Etna volcano growing more restless
    May 2016 – ITALY – Mt. Etna in Sicily, Italy has been active once again and some spectacular footage was filmed of its latest colorful eruptions. The video captured bright colors and plumes of smoke and a sea of gurgling … Continue reading →
  • 500,000 in Bangladesh flee Cyclone Roanu; at least 24 killed as storm sweeps inland
    May 2016 – BANGLADESH – Powerful Cyclone Roanu weakened Saturday afternoon after crashing into coastal Bangladesh, flooding towns and villages, triggering landslides and leaving at least 24 people dead across the region. An estimated half-million people fled their homes for … Continue reading →
  • Seven killed in violent eruption from Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano
    May 2016 – INDONESIA – Seven people have been killed after a volcano in western Indonesia erupted, blasting clouds of volcanic ash 3 km (2 miles) into the sky. The victims were farming in an area that was declared unsafe … Continue reading →

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