Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Radioactive meat and suspicions of birth defects.

February 23, 2017
Wild boar (click here) is a popular local delicacy in the Czech Republic but fans of the meat have an unusual problem on their hands this winter - the boars are radioactive.
The boars became contaminated by one of their most popular food sources - false truffles.
A cold and snowy winter is forcing them to feed on false truffles, an underground mushroom common in the Sumava mountain region between the Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany - where wild boars roam free.
The mushrooms can absorb high levels of the radioactive isotope Caesium 137. And three decades ago the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl released a fair amount of Caesium 137 that eventually drifted down on the Sumava mountains.
Now the boars are eating the mushrooms, and ingesting the Caesium 137 along with them....
Boars aren't the only problem left over from Chernobyl.
April 20, 2016
By Courtney Verrill

...A 2010 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (click here) found a correlation between the presence of hazardous levels of strontium-90 — a radioactive element produced by nuclear fission — and dramatically high rates of certain congenital birth defects. 
Belarus, whose border with Ukraine is just four miles from the Chernobyl power plant, absorbed an estimated 70% of the nuclear fallout. 
A study by UNICEF suggested that more than 20% of adolescent children in Belarus suffer from disabilities caused by birth defects. 

Getty photographer Sean Gallup recently visited care centers for children with disabilities in Belarus. Below, see Gallup's images of the children living in these facilities....

The USA actually calls itself an ally?

Trump knows absolutely nothing about Europe's immigrants. Germany has reassessed the immigration issue and is carrying out some deportations. But, immigration in Europe is different from that of the USA and Trump needs to be an ally, not an instigator.

I swear he is the Ultra White attempting to unseat governments.

February 21, 2017
By Max Bearak

Just two days after President Trump (click here) provoked widespread consternation by seeming to imply, incorrectly, that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden, riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood in the northern suburbs of the country's capital, Stockholm.

The neighborhood, Rinkeby, was the scene of riots in 2010 and 2013, too.
And in most ways, what happened Monday night was reminiscent of those earlier bouts of anger. Swedish police apparently made an arrest on drug charges at about 8 p.m. near the Rinkeby station. For reasons not yet disclosed by the police, word of the arrest prompted youths to gather.

Over four hours, the crowd burned about half a dozen cars, vandalized several shopfronts and threw rocks at police. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom confirmed to Sweden's Dagens Nyheter newspaper that an officer fired shots at a rioter but missed. A photographer for the newspaper was attacked and beaten by more than a dozen men and his camera was stolen....

Additional to racial discrimination that victimizes people there is the language barrier.

Unless there are local studies of the incarcerated population and demographics including language competency, it is difficult from a national level to account for everyone.

What I think we are entering into is an "Anne Frank" syndrome in the USA. When people can only act covertly in their lives all kinds of economies break out that result in adverse circumstances for them and the USA in general.

When the undocumented can no longer work openly, the underground becomes a real answer. That should be avoided, but, it looks as though anything goes now.

January 27, 2017
By Julia Dahl

The Department of Homeland Security (click here) did not provide answers to Crimesider’s questions regarding how the federal government would go about collecting this data from the nation’s more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies, but the order nonetheless begs the question, how big a problem is crime committed by immigrants?

Florida State University Professor of Criminology Daniel Mears says that “good data” focused on immigrant criminality - specifically undocumented immigrant criminality - is scarce. Determining definitively whether someone who has been arrested is in the country legally can take significant effort, and the result might not be noted in all law enforcement records. In addition, researchers often have to rely on arrest and conviction numbers, which may be misleading because they can reflect law enforcement priorities more than criminal behavior. A jurisdiction might see a spike one year, for example, if a police chief or prosecutor decides to prioritize enforcement against immigrants.

Despite this, Mears and others who study this subject seem to agree that most research indicates immigrants actually commit crime at lower rates than native-born citizens.

According to analysis of the 2010 census and the American Communities Survey done by the non-profit  American Immigration Council, immigrants to the United States are significantly less likely than native-born citizens to be incarcerated. The authors found that 1.6 percent of immigrant males age 18-39 are incarcerated, compared to 3.3 percent of the native-born.... 

Were these women trafficked?

It just seems as though they took orders too easily.

February 22, 2017
By Matthew Tostevin

The Vietnamese woman (click here) suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader's half-brother was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pictures of parties.

Four days before Kim Jong Nam was killed at a Malaysian airport, she appears to have posted a picture of herself wearing a shirt emblazoned with the acronym "LOL", similar to the one on the fleeing suspect caught on CCTV cameras.

Doan Thi Huong worked at an entertainment outlet, according to Malaysian police, who have arrested her over the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

On a rice farm in northern Vietnam, the family whose daughter's details match those from Malaysian police said it rarely knew where she was since she left home a decade ago aged 18....

I know age 18 is a reasonable age to leave home, but, never to be heard from again? That is suspicious to me.