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The Missouri River Could Experience Flood Of Biblical Proportions

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June 12, 2011: KMOX Editors / KMOX News Radio 1120 – June 8, 2011

The Fort Peck dam is upstream in Montana… – SJH

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  An expert on Missouri River reservoirs is sounding a very loud, very urgent warning about the chance of catastrophic flooding this summer.

Bernard Shanks, an adviser to the Resource Renewal Institute, says the Fort Peck Dam and five others along the Missouri are already full with the Army Corps of Engineers releasing record amounts of water to prepare for snow-melt and heavy rain up-river.

As a guest on KMOX’s Total Information AM Wednesday, Shanks was asked what he fears will happen should the Fort Peck Dam fail and set off a chain-reaction.

“There would be a flood like you’ve never seen,” Shanks told hosts Doug McElvein and Debbie Monterrey.  “It would be literally of biblical proportions.” He foresees a very real threat of “chest-high” water in St. Louis before summer’s end.

Shanks’ main concern: that the Fort Peck dam, which he maintains is built with a “flawed design”, would be overwhelmed by snow-melt and heavy rains up north and give way, causing reservoirs downstream to collapse in a domino effect. If that happens? “It would be the most epic man-made disaster in the United States,” Shanks replied bluntly.

He says most of the dams holding back water along the Missouri River are 50 to 70 years old, and like people they tend to weaken with time. “I have followed this issue for 40 years, and I have never seen them more at-risk than they are today,” Shanks warned.

Missouri River – Flood Of Biblical Proportions

 

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Bailing out banks at the expense of our American infrastructure– SJH

Link to original article below…

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/06/08/expert-warns-missouri-river-could-see-flood-of-biblical-proportions/

Fukushima Now Ten Times Worse Than Chernobyl In Pacific Ocean

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June 12, 2011: Ethan A. Huff / NaturalNews – June 11, 2011

Dai-ichi reactors have been continually belching out radiation for months now! – SJH

Recent readings taken roughly 19 miles out to sea from the Fukushima nuclear power facility in Japan have revealed radioisotope levels ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black Seas after the massive Chernobyl disaster.

Because Fukushima is much closer to water than the Chernobyl plant is, the ongoing fallout there is shaping up to be far worse than Chernobyl, at least as far as the world’s oceans are concerned, and time will tell just how devastating this massive disaster will be on the entire world as radiation continues to circulate around the globe.

“Given that the Fukushima nuclear power plant is on the ocean, and with leaks and runoff directly to the ocean, the impacts on the ocean will exceed those of Chernobyl, which was hundreds of miles from any sea,” said Ken Buessler, Senior Scientist in Marine Chemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, several months back. Since that time, it has been revealed that Fukushima reactors 1, 2, and 3 have all experienced “melt-throughs,” which are considered to be the worst possible outcome in a nuclear disaster (http://www.naturalnews.com/032657_F…).

Various atomic experts are now in agreement that the unfolding situation in Japan truly is “as serious as it gets in a nuclear disaster.” Even the Japanese government itself is now admitting the grave reality of the situation, having recently announced it will submit a report to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) explaining the details of the melt-throughs, which basically mean that radioactive fuel appears to have burned through the outer containment vessels of the reactors and have gone directly into bare earth.

“Dangerous levels of radioactive iodine and cesium have already contaminated the sea, the soil, groundwater, and the air,” said reporter Mark Willacy of the Australian Broadcast Corporation in a recent Lateline interview (http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/cont…). “This week plutonium was detected for the first time outside the stricken plant, and Strontium-90, known as a bone seeker because it can cause bone cancer and Leukemia, has now been found as far away as 60 kilometers (37+ miles) from the facility.”

Sources for this story include: http://www.commondreams.org/view/20…

Japan’s Radiation Fallout ‘A Monster You Can’t See’ – [NBC: 6-08-2011]

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The radiation isn’t going away any time soon. Breathe shallow– SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.naturalnews.com/032678_Fukushima_ocean.html

Mercatus Center: “Freedom In The 50 States” – 2011 State By State

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June 12, 2011: Jason Sorens and William Ruger / Mercatus.org – June 7, 2011

Executive Summary

This study comprehensively ranks the American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres.

It updates, expands, and improves upon our inaugural 2009 Freedom in the 50 States study.

For this new edition, we have added more policy variables (such as bans on trans fats and the audio recording of police, Massachusetts’s individual health-insurance mandate, and mandated family leave), improved existing measures (such as those for fiscal policies, workers’ compensation regulations, and asset-forfeiture rules), and developed specific policy prescriptions for each of the 50 states based on our data and a survey of state policy experts.

With a consistent time series, we are also able to discover for the first time which states have improved and worsened in regard to freedom recently… Read More

State Freedom Rankings

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Freedom In The 50 States – 2011

 

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The demand for state’s sovereignty could lead to secessions… – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://mercatus.org/freedom-50-states-2011