The Fall of Ivorian Dictator

April 11, 2011

The Ivory Coast’s dictator, Laurent Gbagbo or as we call him Ivorian Mr. shit, whose refusal to step down when Ouattara won last November’s presidential election plunged the country into violence, has been captured in Abidjan and is in the custody of opposition forces. Only a week or so ago Ivorian Mr. shit was still being offered the opportunity to go into exile somewhere in Africa in a deal that would probably have assured him immunity from prosecution. Now, he has no chance. “Laurent Gbagbo has been credibly implicated in crimes against humanity and other atrocities for which he should be held to account,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director for Human Rights Watch. “He should not be granted a golden exile in a country that would shield him from national or international prosecution.”

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Local television showed footage of a visibly exhausted Gbagbo, wearing a floral-print shirt, walking into a suite of Abidjan’s Golf Hotel, where Ouattara has been based. Gbagbo was taken to the hotel with his wife and his son. A spokesman for Ouattara told: “It’s true. Gbagbo has been taken to the Golf hotel by republican forces. Our forces went to the residence this morning and took him out.” Ivorian Mr. shit is so pathetic. There was to be no suicide pill, no bullet in the brain, no heroic martyrdom. Instead, there was a humiliating slap on the cheek and Laurent Gbagbo was hauled from his bunker and paraded before the TV cameras.

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The dictators, all, are alike, savage and brutal when they have the power, and so pathetic when they lose the power. We hope that the same thing happen to Gaddafi, Assad, and Khamenei very soon. Seeing Khamenei in this position, is the greatest joy for 90% of Iranian.


Vonnegut or Mary Schmich

April 11, 2011

When you are not OK, when you are disappointed with the whole world, when you are disappointed with journalists and politicians, when you see how stupid are the lunatic lets, when you see how brutal are the savage dictators, when you see how opportunist are the western politicians, and when you think how shitty is this mad mad world, you could read a great satire or watch a good comedy movie, and then everything seems OK, temporarily! Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most admired American author and humorist. There is a great article on the net under the label “Kurt Vonneguts Commencement Address at MIT“. First lets take a look at this great satirical article:

“Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’97: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements. Stretch. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen.”

Author: Mary Schmich (USA), First published: July 1, 1997 , Copyright: Herald Tribune

In fact, an American journalist named Mary Schmich wrote this clever and funny article, in which she fantasized about giving a commencement address to graduating students. The article originally appeared in her regular column in the Chicago Tribune. But a prankster took Marys column a month after it was published in the Chicago Tribune and forwarded it on the net under the label “Kurt Vonneguts Commencement Address at MIT “. The article quickly came to be reviewed by literary critics, archived by collectors and praised by Vonnegut fans who were enthusiastic to read the recent immortal words of their favorite writer. Recipients of the message thought theyd recognized Vonneguts unique wit, the kind of cynical humor for which he is famous. Even Vonneguts wife fell victim to the hoax and forwarded the message to family and friends. But Vonnegut was not, and never has been, MIT’s commencement speaker. And Vonnegut’s website confirmed it . This great article is for Mary Schmich.

God Bless You, Mrs. Mary Schmich !!


Japan = Nuclear Disaster

April 11, 2011

Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the first, and now The greatest Japanese disaster is the second Nuclear disaster in Japan. Unfortunately the name of Japan is tied to Nuclear Disaster, and we could say that “Japan is a synonym for Nuclear disaster”. After one month (the Japanese earthquake and tsunami was on March 11), the Japanese politicians say it’s the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, but it seems more like the world’s worst nuclear since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese surely had failed to grasp the scale of the disaster. Like the American financial institutions that spawned the mortgage crisis, Japan’s nuclear crisis is largely the result of forsaking prudence for profits. The Fukushima plant was built on an earthquake fault on the seacoast vulnerable to tsunamis. Worse, six plants were bundled together like toxic mortgages, inviting disastrous contagion, sidestepping safety regulations. These reactors were designed in the 1960s !! Now the cars of 1960s are found in the museums, even in Iran, but these nuclear reactors were not in the museums! Japan says battle to save nuclear reactors has failed. ‘Suicide squad’ failed to cool reactors. A mixture of pride and arrogance, along with a penchant for secrecy and lack of transparency , has led the public and private authorities in Japan to refuse international aid while hiding the scope of the disaster, both from their own people and from the international community. The story is very tragic. A crappy old plant with inadequate safety features was hit by a monster earthquake and a vast tsunami. The electricity supply failed, knocking out the cooling system. And the reactors began to explode and melt down. It was really horrible.

But the nightmare continues. Only 20,000 of Minamisoma’s population of 70,000 have stayed on the city. Sakurai Katsunobe, the town’s furious mayor, says residents have been left to fend for themselves. ” Everyone here is angry with Tepco. They give us no information and no help” he seethes. Now, after one month, the Fukushima plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), said the reactors would be scrapped, and warned the operation to contain the nuclear crisis, well into its third week, could last months. Now, in order not to admit that they covered up the truth to the outside world they have endangered, the Japanese officials are refusing the cooperation of foreign experts Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, or NISA, admitted radiation levels at a village 40km from the plant exceeded the criteria for evacuation. The release of radioactive substances from the plant continued to cause anxiety in Tokyo. Warnings that radioactive iodine levels in the capital’s tap water had exceeded levels considered safe for babies prompted a rush of people buying bottled water. In Tokyo, a city of 13 million people, supermarkets quickly ran out of bottled water; the metropolitan government said it would distribute an extra 240,000 bottles to families with infants. NISA said on Thursday radioactive iodine at 4,385 times the legal limit had been identified in the sea near the plant, although officials have yet to determine how it got there. On Wednesday the measurement had been 3,355 times the legal limit. Nishiyama, a NISA spokesman, said fishing had stopped in the area.

The situation is serious. If the spent fuel pools (SFP) storing irradiated fuels from the reactors in Fukushima give way as a result of a new aftershock or by overheating, huge quantities of radioactive material, either as a liquid or gas flowing into the sea, air or subsoil, will be released, or be released until now. Now radiation exceeding safety levels was found to have seeped into groundwater near the facility. Earlier on Friday Tepco reported that groundwater beneath one of the plant’s six reactors contained levels of radioactive iodine 10,000 times higher than government standards. “We have our suspicions about their isotope analysis,” said Nishiyama. Japanese media reported that nuclear workers had been offered up to 400,000 yen ($4,000) a day to work inside the crippled reactors. Before the crisis some contract workers were reportedly being paid as little as 10,000 to 20,000 yen ($100 to $200) a day. Some stupid experts say: “ It’s obviously alarming when you talk about radiation, but if you have radiation in non-gas form we would say dump it in the ocean !!!! To some extent that’s why some nuclear power plants are built along the coast, to be in an area where the wind is blowing out to sea, and because the safest way to deposit radiation is in the ocean !! The dilutional factor could not be better; there’s no better place. If you deposit it on earth or in places where people live there is no dilutional effect !!! From a safety point of view the ocean is the safest place !!!” Oh, the Poor ocean creatures! Apparently these stupid experts do the same thing in the US and Europe, and deposit radiation in the sea and the ocean ! Such a great disaster. Maybe that’s why we have more cancer in the recent decades. The concern with consuming radioactive elements, in Human and sea creatures, is that as they decay in the body, they emit radiation, high-energy particles, that can damage cell DNA, increasing the risk of cancer. Generally, the concern lies with the cumulative effect of ingested radioactive particles

The admission that there is no end yet in sight to the world’s worst civil nuclear accident, came after concrete has failed to prevent highly radioactive water pouring into the sea , and workers at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have shifted hope of plugging the leaks to an absorbent polymer mixed with sawdust and shredded newspaper that expands 50-fold when in contact with water. Tepco has began dumping three million gallons of low-level radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean on Monday in an effort to ward off the release of even-more-dangerous material from its damaged nuclear-power plant. “This is an inevitable measure because we are running out of time ” Nishiyama told. “The impact on fish in the ocean will be huge even though they say it will get diluted,” spokesman of Fukushima Prefectural Fisheries Co-operative Association said. By discharging the less-toxic water into the sea, Tepco can free up more space for storing the more-toxic water that has been hobbling efforts to repair the reactors and bring them under control. The most dangerous water currently flowing into the ocean from a cracked concrete pit is giving off radioactivity of 1,000 millisieverts an hour, a level too high to allow properly protected workers from getting close enough to make repairs Yesterday, Tepco said that their workers in Fukushima nuclear power plant have stopped highly radioactive water from leaking into the ocean from one of the facility’s crippled reactors. NISA said that Radiation of more than 7.5 million times the legal limit for seawater was found just off the earthquake-hit plant. Samples of the water used to cool the plant’s reactor No 2 were emitting 5 million times the legal limit of radioactivity. A total of 60,000 tonnes of highly contaminated water remains in the plant after workers poured in seawater when fuel rods experienced partial meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11.

In the recent days, more than 100 South Korean schools have cancelled or shortened classes over fears that rain falling across the country may show traces of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. It’s really horrible. Air, rain, water, soil, and everything have been f-u-c-k-ed up. It just worsen the natural disaster. More than 12,000 people are known to have died in the earthquake and tsunami, while 16,000 are missing, according to police. It means that the greatest Japanese disaster killed an estimated 28,000 people. More than 163,000 people are still living in evacuation shelters. Natural disaster was inevitable, but Nuclear disaster was not inevitable. It was a great terrible mistake. Now Tepco and other stupid Japanese officials try to hide the reality. The International Community Must Intervene in Japan, as soon as possible. The International Community should consider establishing a small commission to independently convert the data into comprehensible units of risk for the public so people know what they are dealing with and can take sensible decisions. The ordinary Japanese are victims of their politicians’ stupidity. But it should stop right now.


Answer to Readers, 11 Apr

April 11, 2011

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