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Two very different photographs 1940’s- 1950’s, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

As a kid growing up in the 70’s, I missed the nuclear war drills. I remember reading about school kids being taught to “duck and cover” under their desk until after the “bomb” has dropped.  Then they could go back to their school work. What kinda crazy propaganda from our own Country of the United States is that. Remember the one commercial were dad turns off the stove and closes the window? The people of the United States were so naive to all of it. I am not sure our Government was though. Its no secret now that the Government tested these weapons on its own people. From soldiers sitting out in the open, to setting off over 1000 bombs for “testing”. Exposing native Americans to it by inviting them out to “view” the bomb tests. It’s a scary thought to think that these bombs still pose a threat. To see how naive we were and still are. But check out the photograph below of a mom and son in Los Vegas. At first it looks perfectly normal. That is until you see the mushroom cloud thru the window. Simply amazingly crazy. Also note that the U.S. Government used the “God is on our side” bit over and over as if God put his stamp of approval on us melting other people. I thought he said “Thou shall not kill”….
Check out the civil defense YouTube video from the 50’s below. Another great source of naive-ness.





A different photograph of a mother and child viewing the atomic bomb. A big difference isn’t it?

Stunned survivors: A mother and child amid the rubble of Hiroshima …




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Posted by Chuck Gee - April 24, 2015 at 9:51 AM

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Clean Nuclear Energy? No such thing…, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

(There are interesting links at the bottom)

Here is another perfect example of what once was “preached” as the new Fukushimahorizon in energy. A brave new world. Touted once as the way to go for the future of electricity, it has proven once again it can’t be trusted or used safely over time. Does it produce clean and efficient electricity? I guess so but the lightning in the bottle can’t be tamed or remain caged forever. So is it worth it? Our leaders tell it is but the facts are in the pudding. So what if it produces electricity for 30 or 40 years without incidents? It only takes one incident to change the landscape for ever. In the last 30 years we’ve had three nuclear accidents that either lead to calamity or almost lead there. Even small accidents can lead to the poisoning of the land and the people around it.

Let’s go back to March 28, 1979. Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania. A stuck valve and the nuclear reactor almost went into meltdown. It also released an unknown amount of radioactive material into air. Was a major disaster averted? Yes but barely. The clean up from the accident took from 1979 until 1993 and cost over a billion dollars…

Fast forward to April 26, 1986. Ukraine.The  Chernobyl Nuclear power plant. During a routine system check all hell broke lose. The reactor melted down and exploded and sent radioactive fuel and core materials into the air. Whole cities had to be evacuated. Evacuated as in “Leave now’…”Take nothing with you”so here we are almost 30 years later and Russia has entire cities frozen in time. The people sent in to fight the fires at the reactor were not aware they were exposing themselves to deadly radiation levels. Radioactive rainfall fell on other Countries. The radiation in the clouds traveled around the world…Today the perimeter keeps getting larger and larger. It is said that some places the half life of the radiation is 24,000 years.So to quote the 1968 movie “The Planet of the Apes” we have created a forbidden zone.. So mankind has basically poisoned the land for hundreds of generations to come. Today the reactor is encased in concrete. It’s a temporary fix until someone else in the future can figure out what to do with it…

Planet of the Apes - Forbidden Zone

And last  on our list is the Fukushima nuclear plant. March 11, 2011. Rocked by an earthquake and hit directly by a tsunami,  This one was a natural disaster but a deadly one too. This thing is of like nothing we have seen before and it continues to dump radioactive water into Japan’s ground water effecting them and dumping contaminated water into the sea effecting “EVERYONE”. The situation is not even under control as of yet and the people in charge are basically trying to balance a pencil on a breath of air. Once slip and its all gone…

All these plants were built by “Modern Men”. “Extremely knowledgeable Men”. “Nuclear “Educated Men” but still things went wrong… And now Iran is making uranium supposedly for power for it’s people…

I realize the genie is out of the bottle but it’s too big to contain. We need to put the monster back in the bottle…There has got to be something out there that is cheaper and not so harmful if  “everything goes to hell”

I don’t have the answers but I can clearly see we have a problem…Opinions welcome at


Here is the first link:

This lady had permission to travel through the vast waste land of Chernobyl’s legacy. She has went back for several years now. Well worth the read and has plenty of photographs too. Read all of it…

To see the graveyard of all the equipment used to trying to put out the fire at Chernobyl go here. Interesting note though. Despite all the equipment still holding high radiation levels people continue to still equipment and parts from the graveyard.



Posted by Chuck Gee - November 27, 2013 at 2:14 PM

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“China Syndrome” is fast approaching, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Folks, this is some scary stuff. Nuclear energy is apparently not the way to go. If you watch the report, Russia is still having issues with Chernobyl and that happened way back in 1986. Almost 30 years ago as of this writing. Now it looks like The Nuclear power plant Fukushima disaster in China is going to be far worse than Russia’s one.

Out of six reactors three are approaching “China Syndrome”


From Wikipedia:

  • On July 9, 2013, TEPCO officials reported that Radioactive Caesium was 90 times higher than it was 3 days ago, (July 6), and that it may spread into the Pacific Ocean. TEPCO reported that the caesium-134 levels in the well water were at 9,000 becquerels per Litre, 150 times the legal level. While Caesium-137 measured 18,000 becquerels, 200 times the permitted level.[43]
  • On August 7, 2013, Japanese officials said highly radioactive water was leaking from Fukushima Daiichi into the Pacific Ocean at a rate of 300 tons (about 272 metric tons) per day. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered government officials to step in.[44]

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 29, 2013 at 8:07 AM

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