Author Archives: Rob Godfrey

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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They did this in our name

Last month, a London barman by the name of Twiggy Garcia tried to make a citizen’s arrest on Tony Blair, for alleged war crimes. Blair was in the restaurant where Garcia worked, but refused to accompany him to the nearest … Continue reading

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Nuke Wars and Nuns

Earlier this week a US judge sentenced Sister Megan Rice to three years in prison. Megan Rice is an 84-year-old nun, who, along with fellow nuke protestors Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, broke into a Tennessee defense facility where enriched … Continue reading

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Happy in Hong Kong, Siberia and Tunisia!

In a previous post I was talking about the worldwide phenomenon that’s originated from a song called ‘Happy’, which was released by Pharrell Williams last November, and in particular how it has really caught on in France (here). France is … Continue reading

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Reagan gets Irradiated

The lawsuit filed by sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its support ships has been covered by some mainstream media, albeit on the inside pages (even Fox News). I would venture that, despite the almost total media … Continue reading

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Alchemy and Mass Murder

Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its World Cancer Report 2014, which earlier this week produced jolly headlines like these: Worldwide cancer cases expected to soar by 70% over next 20 years On top of the cancer pandemic we … Continue reading

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The NRC and hot tin roofs

Last week the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners testified before a Congressional oversight committee, chaired by Senator Barbara Boxer (Dem – California). It was highly entertaining stuff, to put it mildly, as the five NRC commissioners squirmed in their … Continue reading

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We are happy!

I know that this blog might seem rather heavy duty at times. That’s because we are living through an amazing and momentous period of history. The human race really are at the crossroads:- with regard to the west, 9/11, the … Continue reading

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9/11: cock-up or conspiracy?

A poll taken in 2006 indicated that more than a third of Americans believed that the US Government was in someway involved in 9/11 (here). Now, in 2014, the conspiracy theory movement (also known as ‘truthers’) has reached such momentum … Continue reading

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20,000 Isotopes Under the Sea

Last October the Newcastle Herald published an account by a yachtsman called Ivan Macfadyen, who sailed his boat from Japan to San Francisco. Amongst other things, the account said this: No fish. No birds. Hardly a sign of life at … Continue reading

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Steptoe and Son

Steptoe and Son was a hugely popular sitcom in the UK in the 1960s and 70s. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. This is the Christmas special from 1974…

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Radioactive bananas

This month, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have started removing fuel rods from Fukushima reactor No.4 fuel pool. I’m not going to go into this too much, but I’ll just say that the No.4 fuel pool contains about 1500 … Continue reading

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Salvador’s Trout

Ok, this will probably be the last ‘crown of sonnets’ for a while, because my brain is totally fried. Over the last four weeks I’ve bashed out three of the damn things; that’s a total of 21 sonnets, or 294 … Continue reading

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John Tavener and Princess Diana

Yesterday, the composer John Tavener died, aged 69. John had suffered very bad health throughout his life and he was probably surprised to have lasted so long. John Tavener had a very interesting career, and amongst other things his Song … Continue reading

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