Author Archives: Rob Godfrey

The Cassier Highway

Google Street View are now just about everywhere (which probably includes your gastrointestinal tract), which once again allows me to do a re-run of one of the Pacific Northwest wilderness roads I drove back in 1999 (last year, via Street … Continue reading

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Salami tactics – the end of Democracy

Last year, on a newspaper comment thread, someone called me a ‘nitwit’ because I said that civil liberties in the UK and USA are starting to resemble those found in places like China and North Korea. I’m not going to … Continue reading

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USS Reagan update and an interview with a dying sailor

Earlier this year the Asia-Pacific Journal published a detailed report called Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty, which amongst other things shows clear evidence, from the American Nuclear Regulatory Commission, that the USS Ronald … Continue reading

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Paedos and Perverted Justice

In the immediate aftermath of Jimmy Savile’s death, I don’t think too many people were surprised to learn that he was a prolific paedophile; after all, Savile was generally perceived to be ‘a bit weird’ and rumours had been flying … Continue reading

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Nuclear Vermin

If you want an idea of just how demented some members of the human race are you only have to look at all things nuclear. Last week the five senior members of the American Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) testified on … Continue reading

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The Tiananmen Tank Man

It’s now the 25th anniversy of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The immediate build-up to it were student-led events that occurred during April, May and early June of 1989 (note: this was six months before the Berlin Wall started to be … Continue reading

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Flowers, dense prose and Hand in Glove

I’ve just started reading Autobiography by Morrissey. The opening paragraph is four and a half pages long and contains lines like this: Past places of dread, we walk in the center of the road, looking up at the torn wall-paper … Continue reading

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The World Hate Organisation

Many people perceive the United Nations to be some kind of noble and august organisation. The reality is somewhat different. In fact, the UN is more like a talking shop for a bunch of spivs and gangsters (aka our glorious … Continue reading

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Nuclear Kitty Litter

In February there was quite a serious radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), in the New Mexico desert. WIPP was supposed to be the long term repository for America’s nuclear waste, most of which is left over … Continue reading

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Herricka strikes again

As you can see by the photos below, Herricka has kittens again. This is her fourth lot, and she’s only three years old! This time she didn’t have the kittens in the barn. We’re not quite sure where they were … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Mafia

Here’s a short clip from Fox ‘News’. It shows Sean Hannity interviewing Kevin Barrett about the 9/11 truth movement. This interview was conducted in 2006, and I include it here not to get into all the 9/11 stuff, but to … Continue reading

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Mr Idogawa speaks out

I’m fairly sure that members of the present Japanese government, along with certain people in the corporate world, will eventually be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Naoto Kan, who was Prime Minister of Japan when the 2011 earthquake … Continue reading

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Has The Intercept been intercepted?

Last week, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras flew to New York City, to accept a George Polk award for journalism, along with The Guardian’s Ewen MacAskill and The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman (here). Greenwald and Poitras went through JFK Airport, … Continue reading

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These people are insane

In a previous post I was banging on about what appears to be quite a serious radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), in the New Mexico desert. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is a Department of Energy … Continue reading

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Lies and Rebellion

No apologies for concentrating on Fukushima again, because it’s a huge story, and yet there’s barely a word about it in the mainstream media; but I’ll get on to that later. In the meantime, the following short video is from … Continue reading

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Their noses grow ever longer

This week, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) released a major report about the health effects of the Fukushima disaster; in fact, I think the report was released on April Fool’s Day, which seems … Continue reading

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Mr Galloway Goes to Washington

After watching a recent Oxford Union address by George Galloway, called ‘The State of Britain’, I was reminded of his famous testimony before a US Senate committee, back in 2005, in which he basically called members of Congress a bunch … Continue reading

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The Snowden Debate

Chris Hedges was on fine form last month, when he opened a formal debate at the Oxford Union. The proposition was: This house would call Edward Snowden a Hero. Speaking for the yays were Hedges, Annie Machon, a former intelligence … Continue reading

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Corium and Corruption

The continuing horror story that is Fukushima continues to be largely ignored by the mainstream media. After all, three reactor cores in complete meltdown, spewing radiation into the environment 24/7, is not much of a story, is it. A large … Continue reading

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Tomorrow belongs to me

This one’s for those jolly chaps at the NSA and GCHQ… It’s an oft asked question: how could the land of Schiller and Beethoven be taken over by a bunch of mass-murdering lunatics..? Actually, everything the Nazis did, including the … Continue reading

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Larkin around

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, ‘Monitor’ was a flagship arts programme on British television. In 1964, the year I was born, they put out an episode called Down Cemetery Road, which had John Betjeman interviewing Philip Larkin. Even if … Continue reading

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Godzilla surfaces in New Mexico

“I feel that at least several hundred scientists trained in the biomedical aspect of atomic energy – myself included – are candidates for Nuremberg-type trials for crimes against humanity for our gross negligence and irresponsibility. Now that we know the … Continue reading

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Below the line

On Wednesday, RT news anchor Liz Wahl resigned live on air, as a protest against Russian interference in the Ukraine. RT = Russia Today, a 24 hour rolling news channel that’s funded by the state. It’s often called ‘PutinTube’, because … Continue reading

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Vulgus vult decipi

Last October, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to stop writing for the Guardian newspaper; this, after spending the summer reporting the Snowden revelations. To quote Greenwald: “As many of you know, I’m leaving the Guardian in order to … Continue reading

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Lamb and strange coincidences

Paul the sheep farmer came round yesterday afternoon, bringing us a freshly slaughtered lamb. Before being dispatched, Paul’s lambs romp around in the field across the lane. The meat is excellent quality, even at this time of year, and Paul … Continue reading

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