West Coast “Being Fried” By Fallout from Fukushima: Introduction to Activistpost.com

I am always on the look out for new sources for good credible alternative news reporting. Today I am introducing my readers to the excellent work being done  by Activistpost.com. Below is a re-post of one of their most important recent articles concerning the dire topic of toxic levels of radioactive fallout from Fukushima now reaching the United States west coast. Be sure to stop by and give the site a good read.

See http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/28-signs-that-west-coast-is-being.html

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

 

By Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Update: New article addressing some of the critics who say that this information is “alarmist.”
Something Is Killing Life All Over The Pacific Ocean – Could It Be Fukushima?

The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.

 

Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin. They are saying that it could take up to 40 years to clean up the Fukushima disaster, and meanwhile countless innocent people will develop cancer and other health problems as a result of exposure to high levels of nuclear radiation. We are talking about a nuclear disaster that is absolutely unprecedented, and it is constantly getting worse. The following are 28 signs that the west coast of North America is being absolutely fried with nuclear radiation from Fukushima…

1. Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores

Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.

The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.

 

2. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…

At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die.   It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”

3. Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.  Many are blaming Fukushima.

4. Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

5. A vast field of radioactive debris from Fukushima that is approximately the size of California has crossed the Pacific Ocean and is starting to collide with the west coast.

6. It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could double over the next five to six years.

7. Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

8. One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

9. Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

• 73 percent of mackerel tested
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

10. Canadian authorities are finding extremely high levels of nuclear radiation in certain fish samples…

Some fish samples tested to date have had very high levels of radiation: one sea bass sample collected in July, for example, had 1,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium.

11. Some experts believe that we could see very high levels of cancer along the west coast just from people eating contaminated fish

“Look at what’s going on now: They’re dumping huge amounts of radioactivity into the ocean — no one expected that in 2011,” Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California-Santa Cruz, told Global Security Newswire. “We could have large numbers of cancer from ingestion of fish.”

12. BBC News recently reported that radiation levels around Fukushima are “18 times higher” than previously believed.

13. An EU-funded study concluded that Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.

14. Atmospheric radiation from Fukushima reached the west coast of the United States within a few days back in 2011.

15. At this point, 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

16. A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says that “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

17. According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.

18. According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.

19. It has been estimated that up to 100 times as much nuclear radiation has been released into the ocean from Fukushima than was released during the entire Chernobyl disaster.

20. One recent study concluded that a very large plume of cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster will start flowing into U.S. coastal waters early next year

Ocean simulations showed that the plume of radioactive cesium-137 released by the Fukushima disaster in 2011 could begin flowing into U.S. coastal waters starting in early 2014 and peak in 2016.

21. It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.

22. It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.

23. The immense amounts of nuclear radiation getting into the water in the Pacific Ocean has caused environmental activist Joe Martino to issue the following warning

Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.

24. The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly coming from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living the the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.  Just consider what Harvey Wasserman had to say about this…

Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer.

Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones.

25. According to a recent Planet Infowars report, the California coastline is being transformed into “a dead zone”…

The California coastline is becoming like a dead zone.

If you haven’t been to a California beach lately, you probably don’t know that the rocks are unnaturally CLEAN – there’s hardly any kelp, barnacles, sea urchins, etc. anymore and the tide pools are similarly eerily devoid of crabs, snails and other scurrying signs of life… and especially as compared to 10 – 15 years ago when one was wise to wear tennis shoes on a trip to the beach in order to avoid cutting one’s feet on all the STUFF of life – broken shells, bones, glass, driftwood, etc.

There are also days when I am hard-pressed to find even a half dozen seagulls and/or terns on the county beach.

You can still find a few gulls trolling the picnic areas and some of the restaurants (with outdoor seating areas) for food, of course, but, when I think back to 10 – 15 years ago, the skies and ALL the beaches were literally filled with seagulls and the haunting sound of their cries both day and night…

NOW it’s unnaturally quiet.

26. A study conducted last year came to the conclusion that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster could negatively affect human life along the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska “for decades”.

27. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.

28. Yale Professor Charles Perrow is warning that if the cleanup of Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision that humanity could be threatened “for thousands of years“…

Conditions in the unit 4 pool, 100 feet from the ground, are perilous, and if any two of the rods touch it could cause a nuclear reaction that would be uncontrollable. The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas including Tokyo. Because of the radiation at the site the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years.

Are you starting to understand why so many people are so deeply concerned about what is going on at Fukushima?

For much more on all of this, please check out the video posted below

See also the ChristianTruth channel on YouTube.

Obama Administration Should Have Hired Top Web Techies Out of California to Build Obamacare Enrollment Portal

I would have thought it would be common knowledge by now that if one wanted to hire someone, a company, a firm, an internet conglomerate, an association of internet experts, WHAT HAVE YOU, to build a state-of-the-art e-commerce portal, albeit it for the purchase of healthcare plans in this case, the place to go for that kind of technical and internet related expertise is CALIFORNIA.

California is only home to dozens of the very tippity-top internet companies in the world, including  Google, Ebay, and Facebook for starters.  The founder of WordPress also hails from California. There’s a reason that Mark Zuckerberg early on moved his infant company to Palo Alto California. That’s where all the best internet brains are percolating.

Canada….. Really?

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I love the Canadians just as much as the next American. I see and visit with traveling Canadians every summer out here on the Oregon coast.  But by no means do I believe they are better web developers than Americans are. Those contracting dollars should have been kept right here at home.

Apparently it hadn’t dawned on the effete intellectuals of the Obama administration that America fairly RULES the internet in terms of technical and creative expertise in web design, IT applications, E-commerce portal development and more.  And then there’s the issue of at least making an appearance that AMERICAN JOBS are important in all of this.  American internet technology experts are among the best on earth. How sad that the Canadian built site had to fail, and in an EPIC manner, before Obama turned to our own best and brightest to try to fix it. What the hell?

A website that can easily handle 20 million visits a day should not have been too tall an order for a proficient web development team. Almost every large commercial site built today handles those kinds of numbers routinely.

Let me get this straight: the federal government can build a spy data center in Bluffdale Utah big and powerful enough to literally consume and “mirror the entire internet” but they can’t build a website for enrollment in Obamacare that can handle 20 million visits per day? That just doesn’t add up.

And since the NSA hot shots are building a gargantuan DATA CENTER in Bluffdale Utah which is literally big enough to “mirror the entire internet” in it’s interior, why the hell didn’t the Obama people turn to their contractors to build the portal?  It only made sense. According to the NSA’s own documents and press releases, the Bluffdale data center is an internet technological wonder in and of itself – paid for with our tax dollars, mind you. Didn’t their contractors have the skills to build the Obamacare portal as well?

I’d like to reiterate my initial doubts about the whole Obamacare behemoth, the same doubts I have had all along. Why should we believe that the federal government can run the American healthcare system better than private enterprise can? The floundering site is just one more bad omen for this program.

Oh, the Swiss! Radical Proposal Seriously Entertains the Idea of GOV Providing Every Swiss Citizen $2800 A Month Free

Yep. You didn’t read that headline wrong. In a proposal which may turn out to be the world’s most radical, daring socialist experiment yet, the Swiss are seriously considering a proposal to have their government provide every Swiss citizen with a basic $2500 Swiss Francs per month, about $2800 usd, which has been dubbed the “unconditional income initiative.”

It remains to be seen whether this wild idea will fly.  Here in the United States we already have something sort of similar, as our entitlement rolls of SSI and disability recipients have swollen to the breaking point since the 2008 financial meltdown, during which millions of jobs disappeared forever, never to return, no matter what kind of “recovery” the alphabet channels advertise.

Looking around here in the US, I can’t say that our own socialist experiment is going that well. A monthly SSI stipend of anywhere from $545.00 a month to upwards of $991.00+ in states like California might help the truly disabled, but for every genuinely disabled person on the dole there are 10 more “fake disabled” parasites collecting checks who have mostly never worked a day in the their life. Some are no older than 18 or 19 years old and have never worked.  Many use the money to purchase everything from hard drugs to hard liquor, enough to satisfy their addiction needs for at least two weeks out of every month. I know all of this because I happened to have had the misfortune of living in Chico California for a few years, which [ I didn’t know until I moved there and found out the hard way ] is one of the newest “wandering homeless” capitols of  the West Coast.  That’s one of the many reasons I no longer live in Chico California.

During the fall 2008 US economic meltdown, housing prices in California collapsed, and tens of thousands of bewildered home owners in southern and central California could no longer make mortgage payments on homes which were fast going underwater.  That is to say, their homes were now worth less than what was owed on them. Many just walked away from their homes, and into homeless shelters, then after the shelters became overwhelmed and/or  their stay ended, walked onto the streets to join the burgeoning tribes of the newly homeless in California. Chico was fast becoming one of the popular pit stops for these wandering tribes who now roamed the inland corridor between northern and southern California every 12 months, avoiding excess heat, severe cold and seeking the most pleasant places to eat, sleep, party and congregate.

You can’t exactly ignore the presence and plight of the homeless when you are surrounded by them on every downtown street corner in the city where you live. Would a $2800 a month free stipend in the United States get these people off the streets  and into decent housing? Maybe. But based on what I learned in Chico, they wouldn’t hold an apartment lease for too long.

The appeal of street life had gripped many of the people I spoke with and got to know while I was living in Chico. For the young, life on the street was just more exciting than the routine tedium of paying rent, keeping the heat and lights turned on, and buying groceries. How do I know this? They told me so. One young man about 20 years old I recall because I gave him rides from time to time. He made bold when he found work to get an apartment with several others who trying to get off the streets, then about 2 months later, went right back to living on the street after they all decided it just wasn’t that much fun to be a leaseholder after all. He explained all of this with considerable enthusiasm and a completely straight face when I saw him one day and asked him why he was back on the street again.

All in all, I coped with the deluge of hobos who were piling into Chico by chatting with them now and again, figuring if they knew me they’d be less likely to mug me. I made the acquaintance of at least a dozen people who were apparently “terminally homeless” during the 3 years I lived in Chico. Each one of them had their own reasons why they returned to street life – even after availing themselves of the hard earned taxpayer’s dollars spent on elaborately funded “getting off the streets” social programs being offered by the county at the time.

This was an EYE-OPENER.  After having my naive bubble completely burst as to why people of all ages end up homeless for long extended periods of time, and after getting to know some of them and realizing that more than 80% of them RETURN to the STREETS even when society helps to get them OFF the streets, I would invite any social scientist to debate me on this issue.

What we ought to be examining with all due diligence is WHY there is now a growing sector of the US population which prefers the anti-society position of sleeping in public parks, alleys, highway run-offs and anywhere in the wilderness where you can pitch a tent, to the comforts of civilized living. I have met and conversed with parts of this contingency of the American public during my years in Chico –  and it didn’t feel real good at all.

The experience left me rattled. It flies in the face of everything we think we know about the “needy” and our non-stop outpouring of money, programs, food banks, and other public services designed to help “lift them back up” and into a place in American society where they can reclaim their dignity. In fact, maybe it’s OUR DIGNITY which we feel might be threatened by the nonstop parade of newly homeless on street corners with signs, begging for food and money. I actually learned during this “discovery” period – which was the only time in my life wherein I have conversed with the homeless and made friends with some of them for a season, that most of them want to remain right where they are.

I know how unbelievable that sounds, and there were certainly exceptions to the rule. But that was my experience. Our own accidental socialist experiment, brought about by the 2008-2011 great recession, of providing a monthly stipend of $800 or more per person to millions of people living outdoors on the streets in hundreds of cities across the country is not working out so well.

So I wonder how it is that the Swiss believe they will fare better.  Here’s the report:

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Why A Swiss Proposal To Give Every Citizen $2,800 Each Month Is So Radical

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Switzerland has a very direct style of democracy. For example, changes to the constitution, or “popular initiatives,” can be proposed by members of the public and are voted on if more than 100,000 people sign them. If a majority of voters and cantons (Swiss states) agree, the change can be come law.

This system not only allows individual citizens a high degree of control of their laws, but also means that more unorthodox ideas become referendum issues.

Recently, there has been a spate of popular initiatives designed to curb inequality in the country. Earlier this year Swiss voters agreed to an idea proposed by entrepreneur Thomas Minder that limited executive (in his words, “fat cat”) salaries of companies listed on the Swiss stock market. Next month voters will decide on the 1:12 Initiative, which aims to limit the salaries of CEOs to 12 times the salary of their company’s lowest paid employee.

There’s a crazier proposal than this, however. Earlier this month an initiative aimed at giving every Swiss adult a “basic income” that would “ensure a dignified existence and participation in the public life of the whole population” gained enough support to qualify for a referendum. The amount suggested is 2,500 francs ($2,800) a month.

While most observers think that the vote is a longshot, it has certainly sparked debate — and not just in Switzerland. Writing for USA Today, Duncan Black said that a “minimum income” should be considered for the U.S.

“It’s pretty clear that the most efficient way to improve the lives of people is to guarantee a minimum income,” Black concludes.

However, Black understates just how radical the proposal is. We spoke to Daniel Straub, one of the people behind the initiative, to get a better understanding of what the proposal really means, why it is so radical, and what the world could learn from it.

Business Insider: Can you tell me a little bit about how the idea came to be?

Daniel Straub: A lot of people have proposed this idea. For example Thomas Paine in the United States or also the famous psychologist Erich Fromm has written about it in the sixties.

BI: Why choose a minimum income rather than, say, a higher minimum wage? 

DS: We are not proposing a minimum income — we are proposing an unconditional income.

A minimum wage reduces freedom — because it is an additional rule. It tries to fix a system that has been outdated for a while. It is time to partly disconnect human labor and income. We are living in a time where machines do a lot of the manual labor — that is great — we should be celebrating.

BI: How was the figure of 2,500 Swiss francs settled on? What standard of living does this buy in Switzerland? 

DS: That depends where in Switzerland you live. On average it is enough for a modest lifestyle.

BI: What effect would you expect the minimum income to have on Swiss government expenditure? 

DS: The unconditional income in Switzerland means that a third of the GDP would be distributed unconditionally. But I don’t count that as government expenditure because it is immediately distributed to the people who live in this society. It means less government power because each individual can decide how to spend the money.

BI: I’ve seen people compare it to Milton Friedman’s negative income tax, do you think that comparison works? 

DS: We go a step further than Friedman with the unconditionality. This would lead to a paradigm change. Not the needy get an income from the community but everybody.

BI: There have been a variety of initiatives recently that appear to be aimed at limiting inequality in Switzerland, from the 1:12 initiative to Thomas Minder’s “against rip-off salaries” referendum. Why do you think this is happening?

DS: People seem to be unhappy with the rising inequality. The other initiatives try to put a band-aid on an outdated system. We are proposing a new system.

BI: On the surface of it, Switzerland is a good place to live, with a high quality of life, relatively high salaries, and good public services. Why do you need to take these big steps to rearrange society?

DS: Switzerland has incredible material resources. But we are not using them in a smart way. A lot of people are stressed and there is a lot of fear. Our resources don’t lead to the freedom they could. And I am not saying that this freedom is easy — but it could lead to more meaningful lives. If more people start to ask what they really want to do with their lives, Switzerland will become an even more beautiful place to live.

BI: Switzerland is a unique country in a lot of ways. Do you think that other countries — for example, the U.S. — could learn from both its referendum system and the egalitarian initiatives enabled by it?

DS: I think that our system of semi direct democracy leads to more involvement by the public — that is a good thing. What other effects it would have on a system such as the U.S. I do not dare to predict.

(The text has been edited for clarity, and links have been added to help explain Straub’s responses.)

10 Disturbing Facts Americans Are Learning About Obamacare

 The issue of “Obamacare” is a contentious topic in my household. There are two people living under this roof.  One supports Obamacare, and one [ that would be me ] vocally opposes it.  I never liked the idea of the federal government taking control of healthcare in the United States, as most anything that the federal government takes control of gradually becomes a corrupted bloated over-spending and under-performing mess over time. Consider the overall operations of the federal government for starters.
Consider “Social Security” secondly. I have by now [ unfortunately, due to recent travels ]  met dozens of young men in Northern California who are not older than 18-19 years of age who will never work a day in their life due to the fact that someone in their family figured out a way to scam Social Security into believing that they have a permanent disability: ADD, ADHD, bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder, the list of [ real or imagined?] conjured disabilities they offer up as reasons for being on the dole goes on and on and on.
These guys can elaborate at length on the details of their disability. But they spend their days doing all sorts of “grown-ass man” activities that takes a full minded adult to do.
I was first confronted with this infuriating phenomenon when I traveled through Chico California several years back.
Chico is currently “ground zero” and prime landing spot for the greater portion of Northern California’s burgeoning “transitional” or homeless population, along with Sacramento.
The main post office in Chico is right downtown in the middle of this “ground zero” so it’s unavoidable that when you do any business at the PO you will see who’s out on the plaza.
Any newcomer or traveler in the region cannot help but notice the throngs of homeless youth which gather every evening and weekend on the town plaza. Not all of these kids are “terminally” homeless with no permanent housing. Many are away from home for the first time and intend to get an education and a career. They just get stuck between a rock and hard place for cash, and in between jobs and apartments. It does happen.
But the others that I would see repeatedly – week-in and week-out, confronting those same faces again months later, became a haunting reminder that there is another sub-culture in America with rules of it’s own that most people don’t see – because they don’t want to see it….”there but for the Grace of God, go I” …  syndrome.
Until I asked some of these young people, up close and personal, how they had ended up on the streets – often for years at a time – I was completely naive about the cunning “hows & whys” that thousands of young Americans are now on permanent disability [ for life! ] before they have even spent one solid year in the US work force.   This is happening and it has been happening for years. I’m not sure how many other writers are even commenting on the issue.
It seems that getting a hefty monthly disability check from Social Security provides NO security for many young people who are now on the dole.  Maybe they ARE disabled, if financial idiocy is now considered a “disability.”
The money they get each month is often spent on drugs and alcohol within days and the rest of the time is then spent begging on the streets to stay alive – until the next check comes. That’s what lot of these kids explained  to me when I asked them about their circumstances. What appalled me was that they were so unabashed and confessional in all of this.
Many showed off their expensive useless purchases [ Kindles, Nikes, CDs, the latest Smart Phones ]  just made with their $1000 checks, then asked me for meal money. I’m not making this up. How is ever OK for an 18 year old to own a state-of-the-art Smart Phone, but beg for meal money every day and night? What’s wrong with that picture?  One 19 year old spent his entire check every month buying antique swords, which he kept stashed at a friend’s house. But he lived on the street. His disability was ADD.  I wondered whether his disability ought to have been sheer stupidity instead.
This is the current plight of the US entitlement program as currently administered via Social Security. Do we suppose by any stretch that Obamacare is going to be any less fraught with corruption, misuse and abuse?
Re-posted:

ObamaCare Turns Three: 10 Disturbing Facts Americans Have Learned

By JOHN MERLINE, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

Just over three years ago, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously quipped about ObamaCare that “we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”

But only now, as ObamaCare’s third anniversary approaches — President Obama signed it into law on March 23, 2010 — is the country starting to find out what the sweeping health care overhaul will actually do.

ObamaCare backers typically tout popular features that went into effect almost immediately. The law expanded Medicare’s drug coverage, for example, and let children stay on their parents’ plans until they turned 26.

But the bulk of ObamaCare doesn’t take effect until next year. That’s when the so-called insurance exchanges are supposed to be up and running, when the mandate on individuals and businesses kicks in, and when the avalanche of regulations on the insurance industry hits.

As this start date draws near, evidence is piling up that ObamaCare will:

1) Boost insurance costs. Officially the “Affordable Care Act,” ObamaCare promised to lower premiums for families. But regulators decided to impose a 3.5% surcharge on insurance plans sold through federally run exchanges. There’s also a $63 fee for every person covered by employers. And the law adds a “premium tax” that will require insurers to pay more than $100 billion over the next decade. The congressional Joint Committee on Taxation expects insurers to simply pass this tax onto individuals and small businesses, boosting premiums another 2.5%.

2) Push millions off employer coverage. In February, the Congressional Budget Office said that 7 million will likely lose their employer coverage thanks to ObamaCare — nearly twice its previous estimate. That number could be as high as 20 million, the CBO says.

3) Cause premiums to skyrocket. In December, state insurance commissioners warned Obama administration officials that the law’s market regulations would likely cause “rate shocks,” particularly for younger, healthier people forced by ObamaCare to subsidize premiums for those who are older and sicker.

“We are very concerned about what will happen if essentially there is so much rate shock for young people that they’re bound not to purchase (health insurance) at all,” said California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

That same month, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said ObamaCare will likely cause premiums to double for some small businesses and individuals.

And a more recent survey of insurers in five major cities by the American Action Forum found they expect premiums to climb an average 169%.

4) Cost people their jobs. The Federal Reserve’s March beige book on economic activity noted that businesses “cited the unknown effects of the Affordable Care Act as reasons for planned layoffs and reluctance to hire more staff.”

Around the same time, Gallup reported a surge in part-time work in advance of ObamaCare’s employer mandate. It found that part-timers accounted for almost 21% of the labor force, up from 19% three years ago.

Meanwhile, human resources consulting firm Adecco found that half of the small businesses it surveyed in January either plan to cut their workforce, not hire new workers, or shift to part-time or temporary help because of ObamaCare.

5) Tax the middle class. IBD reported in February that much of the $800 billion in tax hikes imposed by ObamaCare will end up hitting the middle class, including $45 billion in mandate penalties, $19 billion raised by limiting medical expense deductions, $24 billion through strict limits on flexible spending accounts, plus another $5 billion because ObamaCare bans using FSAs to buy over-the-counter drugs.

6) Add to the deficit. The Government Accountability Office reported in January that Obama-Care will likely add $6.2 trillion in red ink over 75 years if independent experts are right and several of its cost control measures don’t work as advertised.

7) Cost more than promised. The Congressional Budget Office now says ObamaCare’s insurance subsidies will cost $233 billion more over the next decade than it thought last year.

8) Be a bureaucratic nightmare. Consumers got their first glimpse of life under ObamaCare when the Health and Human Services Department released a draft insurance application form. It runs 21 pages. “Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes,” the AP concluded after reviewing the form.

9) Exacerbate doctor shortages. Last summer, a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges found that the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than its needs by 2015, thanks in large part to ObamaCare. At the same time, a survey of 13,000 doctors by the Physicians Foundation found that almost 60% of doctors say ObamaCare has made them less optimistic about the future of health care and they would retire today if they could.

10) Leave millions uninsured. After 10 years, ObamaCare will still leave 30 million without coverage, according to the CBO. As IBD reported, that figure could be much higher if the law causes premiums to spike and encourages people to drop coverage despite the law’s mandate.

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Infant Gabriela Quintero After SUV Stolen in San Jose CA With the Infant Still in the Car

San Jose California CRIME ALERT:

A routine morning went horribly wrong at about 6:45 am today on 3.25.2013 when the mother of infant Gabriela Quintero stepped away from her SUV for a moment, left the car running with her infant daughter inside the vehicle. The vehicle was stolen with the little girl still inside. She was not yet strapped inside her car seat when the SUV was stolen. Police in San Jose California have issued an Amber Alert for the little girl.

Suspect Description: “The suspect, who is not known to the mother, is described as a Hispanic female in her 30s with a light complexion who was carrying a red-and-white Target bag, he said. It appears she was alone.”

The stolen vehicle is a 2006 white Jeep Liberty with the license tag 6BWK440. There’s a spare tire bolted to the back of the missing SUV.

Anyone living in the San Jose California area or the surrounding region should keep a look out for a white jeep Liberty and if the tag matches license plate 6BWK440 call 9-11 immediately.

Here’s the local news report:

Amber Alert issued for 1-year-old girl

The Associated Press
Posted:   03/25/2013 08:17:31 AM PDT
SAN JOSE, Calif.—Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a 1-year-old girl that they say was inside an SUV that was stolen in San Jose.The suspect stole the white 2006 Jeep Liberty from in front of a residence around 6:43 a.m. Monday. San Jose police Sgt. Albert Morales tells the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/11D3s71) the baby was inside, not yet strapped to her baby seat.

The mom had apparently just left the vehicle for a moment. The child has been identified as Gabriela Quintero.

Authorities have not identified the suspect, but describe her as a Hispanic woman.

The vehicle’s license plate is 6BWK440. It has a spare tire in the back.

See also http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/state&id=9038729

Arkstorm: California Hammered By Multiple Storms, Flooding, Trees Down, Sinkholes, More Rain Predicted

It’s an epic winter rain and snow super storm so severe and extended that it has garnered it’s own name: the Arkstorm. 

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Like recent monster Super-storm Sandy, the Ark-storm is a west coast related weather event which is predicted to be so severe that it could theoretically transform parts of the California central valley into an inland sea and alter the CA coastline permanently. Many YT weather reporters are shouting very loudly about the recent 3-4 days of deluge that have swept over California as being the first wave of this predicted “Ark-storm.” Is this true, or is it just more “internet weather drama” fueled by recent events like hurricane Sandy?

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In recent days the coastal and inland regions of California has been hammered by a series of huge winter rain and snow storms which have pelted the state with more rain in some regions than is usually recorded in a year. Citizen reporter videos have documented some of the damage and a new storm front is predicted for December 4th 2012. More rain is predicted this week in California.

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Dutchsinse the is the internet handle for a Saint Louis based high IQ weather geek who began producing earth changes related video news reports a few years back. He has become wildly popular, garnering hundreds o thousands of views on his video reporting. Dutch has also become a periodic target of the FEDs, due to his uncensored, explicit reporting of HAARP weather modification evidence behind many recent weather events, along with other “spooky” or inexplicable earth changes which seem to be intentional, not accidental or random.

He’s had his YT channel tinkered with, or taken down several times [ I can related ] and the more truthful info he publishes on secret weather manipulation, the more he has to scramble to keep creating new internet media outlets for his material, which is not to be missed, since it is usually packed with hard facts.

I’ve posted a good example of his weather reporting below with links to his YT channel.

See http://www.youtube.com/user/dutchsinse?feature=watch

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Inglewood California: Dead Man Found at Shooting Scene Wearing Body Armor

What began as a quiet and placid Sunday has disintegrated into reporting on two different senseless shootings in the same weekend. In California yesterday a dead body was found at the scene of a multiple murder. The dead man was wearing body armor.

See http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dead-man-found-calif-shooting-wearing-armor-17530600#.UIRyG9e8j_I

Cited:  “Inglewood emergency personnel respond to the scene where a man, wearing a mask, set a duplex on fire and then shot five members of a family on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in Inglewood, Calif. A father and his 4-year-old son were killed and a woman and two other young children were wounded by the gunman, authorities said. A 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were in critical condition, Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta said. The woman, said to be the children’s mother, was being treated for gunshot wounds to the knee and pelvis. An 8-year-old boy was uninjured. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett)”

I had just wrapped up reporting ten minutes earlier today on a mass shooting in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield just a few minutes earlier today. That shooter was found dead as well, after taking the lives of three and wounding four others. It had begun as a domestic dispute and a restraining order had been taken out on the suspect, Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, earlier this week.

Update 5 days later:

The only explanation I have for the kinds of news stories I am finding and the kinds of crimes taking place is that people seem to be suddenly snapping and literally going crazy. I have no other explanation for it. I found this story today on 10.25.2012:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/nyregion/fatal-stabbings-on-upper-west-side-nanny-is-arrested.html