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Friday, May 20, 2011

Japan Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Fallout: One Million Cancer Deaths Over the Coming Decades from Ocean Contamination

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Fukushima Ocean Contamination: Worse Than Chernobyl

 But so-called “environmentalists” are more concerned about carbon taxes
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Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Friday, May 20, 2011

Scientists have discovered that the radioactive impact on surrounding oceans from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has already outstripped the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, meaning that the figure of nearly a million cancer deaths as a result of Chernobyl is set to be replicated over the coming decades.
When nuclear experts like Dr. Christopher Busby and Arnie Gundersen were warning that Fukushima could become “Chernobyl on steroids” in the early days and weeks of the disaster they were called alarmists by many sectors of the mainstream media.
However, within just two weeks of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that crippled the nuclear plant, the amount of radiation released from the facility already rivaled that of Chernobyl, the worst nuclear disaster up until that point.
Now new research conducted by Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceanographer with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, illustrates how Fukushima, which has already been dispensed with as a news story by the corporate media despite the crisis only escalating, has surpassed Chernobyl in its negative impact on the nearby seas and oceans
“When it comes to the oceans,”the impact of Fukushima exceeds Chernobyl,” said Buesseler.
“Levels of some radionuclides are at least an order of magnitude higher than the highest levels in 1986 in the Baltic and Black Seas, the two ocean water bodies closest to Chernobyl,” he added.
Buesseler has been awarded a rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences to study the oceanic data, a vital task given the fact that the EPA responded to the crisis by raising the safe radiation limit and figuratively putting its fingers in its ears.
Despite the fact that Fukushima has devastated the environment in a myriad of different ways, in addition to the fact that the long term impact won’t be known for years, self-proclaimed environmentalists like George Monbiot have revealed themselves as wolves in sheep’s clothing by completely dismissing the importance of Fukushima amidst their zeal to hype global warming and carbon taxes.
Even as the Fukushima crisis reached its height, Monbiot wrote a series of articles in the Guardian not only downplaying the severity of the situation, but brazenly proclaiming that Fukushima had made him “stop worrying and love nuclear power.”
Monbiot slammed those concerned about Fukushima for having “wildly exaggerated the dangers of radioactive pollution,” strange talk for a supposed environmentalist but unsurprising given that Monbiot is part of an elite that is hell bent on exploiting manufactured fears about global warming to push through a “planned-opolis” prison society wherein every single human activity will be tightly regulated and licensed by the state. In Monbiot’s world view, an environmental crisis only exists when it can be plundered for power and control.
“I have to say that I know George Monbiot and he doesn’t know anything,” Dr. Christopher Busby responded, adding that Monbiot’s claims were “total nonsense,” “tosh,” and that it was “criminally irresponsible for him to write what he writes given that he doesn’t know anything.”
The news that radionuclides now released from Fukushima have already had a bigger impact on surrounding oceans than Chernobyl counts as more egg on Monbiot’s face, but the real consequences for sea life and the wider threat to human health will only become clearer as cancers accelerate in the coming years.
Despite UN and World Health Organization studies that claim Chernobyl led to a maximum of 9,000 deaths and 200,000 cases of radiation sickness, more contemporary studies have shown that nearly a million people have been killed from cancers caused by the disaster over the course of the last 25 years.
The corporate media and faux environmentalists like Monbiot will continue to poo-poo Fukushima, but when people start dropping dead from an explosion of cancers over the next 30 years, it will be yet another reminder that burying your head in the sand is not a good way to prevent nuclear contamination.
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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.



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Where did Piss Poor come from ? A Brief History

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Where did Piss Poor come from?

Interesting History


They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot
& then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.
If you had to do this to survive, you were "Piss Poor."

But worse than that were the really poor folk
who couldn't even afford to buy a pot.



They "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low.

The next time you are washing your hands and complain
because the water temperature isn't just how you like it,
think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Most people got married in June
because they took their yearly bath in May
and they still smelled pretty good by June.
However, since they were starting to smell,
Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet
when getting Married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.
The man of the house had the privilege of nice clean water,
then all the other sons and men,
then the women and finally the children.
Last of all the babies.
By then, the water was so dirty
that you could actually lose someone in it.
Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high
with no wood underneath.
It was the only place for animals to get warm
so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs)
lived in the roof.
When it rained, it became slippery
and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.
Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.
This posed a real problem in the bedroom
where bugs and other droppings
could mess up your nice clean bed.
Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top
afforded some protection.
That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt.
Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying, "Dirt poor."
The wealthy had slate floors
that would get slippery in the winter when wet,
so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor
to help keep their footing.
As the winter wore on, they added more thresh
until when you opened the door,
it would all start slipping outside.
A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days,
they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle
that always hung over the fire.
Every day, they lit the fire and added things to the pot.
They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat.
They would eat the stew for dinner,
leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight
and then start over the next day.
Sometimes stew had food in it
that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold,
peas porridge in the pot nine days old.
Sometimes they could obtain pork
which made them feel quite special.
When visitors came over,
they would hang up their bacon to show off.
It was a sign of wealth
that a man could "bring home the bacon."
They would cut off a little to share with guests
and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with high acid content
caused some of the lead to leach onto the food
causing lead poisoning death.
This happened most often with tomatoes,
so for the next 400 years or so,
tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf,
the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.
The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out
for a couple of days.
Someone walking along the road would take them for dead
and prepare them for burial
They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days
and the family would gather around and eat and drink
and wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks
started running out of places to bury people.
So they would dig up coffins
and would take the bones to a bone-house
and reuse the grave.
When reopening these coffins,
1 out of 25 coffins
were found to have scratch marks on the inside
and they realized they had been burying people alive.
So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse,
lead it through the coffin and up through the ground
and tie it to a bell.
Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard
all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell;
thus, someone could be saved by the bell
or was considered a dead ringer.

And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring!!!


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MISSOURI Weekly Fishing Report: Black Bass Season will open May 28, 2011

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MISSOURI: Weekly Fishing Report, 5/19/2011

In most streams south of the Missouri River, black bass season will open May 28, 2011, until that date all black bass in those streams must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught. For details see Chapter 6 of the Wildlife Code.

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.


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CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

LAKES

Binder: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic gulp baits; bluegill good on river worms and crickets; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow.




(Report made on 5/19/2011)

Blind Pony Lake: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good; sunfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 59 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass season closed; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish slow, try worms, cut shad and chicken livers; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics and Rooster Tails.

(Report made on 5/18/2011)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 67 degrees, dingy; black bass good on dark colored plastic worms and buzzbaits; crappie good using minnows and crappie jigs; catfish slow, try worms, stinkbaits and cut shad; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastic lures.
(Report made on 5/18/2011)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 67 degrees, dingy; crappie fair; black bass fair; white bass slow; catfish good.


(Report made on 5/18/2011)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 67 degrees, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; white bass good on spinners;
black bass good on topwater lures; catfish good on sunfish and cut shad.

(Report made on 5/18/2011)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 66 degrees, dingy; black bass good on dark colored plastic worms and buzzbaits; crappie good using minnows and crappie jigs; catfish slow, try worms, stinkbaits and cut shad; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastic lures.


(Report made on 5/18/2011)

Little Dixie: 60 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; bluegill good on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. Area closed to all activity between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

RIVERS

Lamine: falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Missouri (Middle): rising, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and cut bait; blue catfish fair on cut bait and live baits; all other species slow.
(Report made on 5/19/2011)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 55 degrees, normal, muddy; black bass season closed; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish slow, try worms, cut shad and chicken livers; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics and Rooster Tails.
(Report made on 5/18/2011)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 62 degrees, clear; full pool; bluegill, largemouth bass, and redear sunfish good; channel catfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Montrose: 68 degrees, dingy; black bass good; catfish and crappie fair; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 67 degrees, dingy; crappie good, all other species fair. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 67 degrees, dingy; crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Truman: 64 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good using jigs; black bass good using spinnerbaits and jigs; catfish fair using cut bait or sunfish; white bass and hybrid bass fair using jigs. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Truman Tailwaters: 64 degrees, dingy; releasing 24,000 cfs; crappie good; white bass and catfish fair. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

RIVERS

Missouri River: All species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

LAKES

Hunnewell: 68 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on flukes; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill fair on earthworms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Long Branch: 66 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on jigs in back of coves near timber; flathead catfish fair on setlines using goldfish; hybrid stripers fair on lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Mark Twain: 62 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on all types of jigs and minnows; channel catfish good on cut bait and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Sever: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; channel catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Thomas Hill: 68 degrees, high, muddy; 84 degrees at warm water fishing dock; channel catfish good on worms; hybrid stripers good on lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 58 degrees, high, muddy; flathead catfish and channel catfish good on trotlines; crappie fair on minnows in flooded sloughs; drum good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 62 degrees, high, muddy; carp good on worms; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on topwater lures or crankbaits; channel catfish good; walleye, bluegill and crappie fair. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Mozingo: 64 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good off bank into deep brush; black bass good in shallow water; channel catfish good on cut bait; bluegill good; walleye fair on jigs and crankbaits. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Paho: 66 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Pony Express: 61 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on jigs and minnows in shallows; catfish good on chicken livers; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Smithville: 65 degrees, rising, dingy; crappie good in the shallow water (2'-6') near trees and coves on minnows and/or dark jigs (black and chartreuse seem to be the best); black bass fair in shallow water on a wide variety of lures including spinnerbaits, stickbaits, and jigs; catfish slow on nightcrawlers and shad sides; white bass fair in the creek arms of the lake on jigs and Road Runners; walleye slow on jigs, worms, or rattle baits on main lake points.
(Report made on 5/19/2011)

RIVERS

Grand: 57 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish and blue catfish good; flathead catfish fair; all other species good. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 58 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish and carp fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 68 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Norfork: 68 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 63 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Big Piney (Upper): 64 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Bryant Creek: 65 degrees, high, dingy; black bass season closed; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Current: 61 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass season closed; smallmouth bass good on grubs. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, high, dingy; rainbow trout good on corn; goggle-eye good on spinners. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 63 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Gasconade (upper): 64 degrees, high, dingy; black bass season closed; smallmouth bass, goggle-eye, and sunfish fair on nightcrawlers and soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Jacks Fork: 65 degrees, high, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

North Fork: 62 degrees, high, dingy; black bass season closed; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 72 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Council Bluff: 64 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass good on dark colored soft plastics; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and liver; crappie fair on minnows and jigs. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Cypress Lake: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on crickets, worms, and stinkbait; bluegill fair on crickets and small jigs; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass fair on minnows, jigs and Rattle Traps. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Duck Creek: 69 degrees, high, clear; bluegill good on crickets and jigs; all other species slow. Area is open, but roads are rough due to flood waters washing in a few locations. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Lake Girardeau: 61 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Perry County Lake: 63 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on jigs; bluegill good on crickets. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Robert DeLaney Lake: high, dingy; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; bluegill good on crickets, plastic worms and live baits. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Wappapello: high, muddy; channel catfish fair on upper end of lake on live bait and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets in the brush; all other species slow. Wappapello Lake is experiencing historic level flooding. Almost all of the access points around the lake are closed. Highway T just below the emergency spillway was destroyed when the water topped the spillway. Call the Wappapello Lake Recreation Hotline for updates at 573-222-8139. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 65 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on minnows and artificial bait. Black bass season closed until May 28, 2011. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and live bait; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on plastic tube jigs (prohibited from harvest until the fourth Saturday in May); all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, muddy; channel catfish and drum fair on worms fishing off levees; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): high, dingy; water levels are high; all species slow due to extreme flooding. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 68 degrees, high, dingy; white bass good on swimming minnows and sliders below Powersite Dam; black bass good on soft plastics and jigs in 15' to 20' of water. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, high, clear; trout good on bubblegum and fluorescent orange Power Baits, Rooster Tails, and blue/chrome Rogues. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Pomme de Terre: 73 degrees, high, largemouth bass good on spinning baits and plastic baits in submerged vegetation and around points in 12' of water or less; crappie good on minnows or jigs in 3' to 8' of water along outside edges of vegetation staged 2' below a bobber or in deeper water over established fish attractors; catfish good on limb lines using hotdogs, shad, liver, crayfish or worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Stockton: 62 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on crankbaits off banks in 12' of water or Texas rigged in 8' of water; catfish good on nightcrawlers and shrimp; walleye good on jigs and nightcrawlers in 12' of water off lake points; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

Table Rock (James River arm): 70 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on white or white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, also try gray or white grubs on a 1/22 oz. jig; Carolina rigging plastic worms is also producing bites on plum, purple, motor oil or watermelon colored baits; catfish good on pole and line using Yellow Fins, creek chubs, nightcrawlers, stinkbaits and cut bait, trotlines also working well; smallmouth bass good on white or shad colored Super Flukes or Slug-Go; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Table Rock (main lake): 70 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on white or white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, also try gray or white grubs on a 1/22 oz. jig; Carolina rigging plastic worms is also producing bites on plum, purple, motor oil or watermelon colored baits; catfish good on pole and line using Yellow Fins, creek chubs, nightcrawlers, stinkbaits and cut bait, trotlines also working well; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

RIVERS

Big Niangua: 60 degrees, high, dingy; water levels still high; black bass slow, catch and release only until May 28, best on soft plastics; goggle-eye slow, best on soft plastics and jigs; trout slow, best on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/18/2011)

James River (lower): 65 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on nightcrawlers and plastic worms early morning and at dusk; black bass season closed; catfish good on cut bait and nightcrawlers; crappie good on chartreuse tube jigs near brush piles and on minnows; bluegill good on earthworms, jigs and crickets; goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits and minnows. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 62 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill fair on worms; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; catfish fair on stinkbaits and chicken liver; limit 4; crappie good on tube & curly tail jigs and minnows; please remove litter. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23: 64 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and chicken liver due to recent stocking; limit 4; bluegill fair on worms; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; limit 4; please remove litter.

(Report made on 5/19/2011)

RIVERS

Big River: 62 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on liver, shrimp and worms; catch and release only black bass fair on minnows; carp good on dough balls; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 65 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on blood bait and cut bait; catch and release black bass slow on buzzbaits and minnows; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; bluegill slow on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 64 degrees, falling, dingy; catch and release black bass good on Gitzit, crankbaits and plastic worms; goggle-eye good on nightcrawlers and plastic worms; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Meramec (below Eureka): 63 degrees, falling, muddy; catch and release black bass fair on crankbaits; channel catfish fair on worms; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; carp good on doughbait and corn; all other species good on worms. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Missouri (below New Haven): 66 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and prepared bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, the spring level is near normal and still clearing; Zone 1 and 2 best lures: bead head Cracklebacks, gingersnap with 8 oz. gold head colored, pink and white colored and black and yellow colored and yellow and chartreuse colored marabou jigs, black colored with a silver spinner and white colored with a silver spinner Rooster Tails, chartreuse colored and easter egg colored glo balls; Zone 3 best lures: orange colored and orange with sparkles colored Power Baits, yellow corn and salmon eggs. Fishing hours for May are 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
(Report made on 5/19/2011)

Maramec Spring Park: 55 degrees, normal, fishing is good; the water is slowly clearing up; dough and putty baits are producing good numbers; fish free floating or underneath a float; feather jigs in black/yellow, olive, white, and pink are producing good numbers of fish; fishing hours for the month of May are 6:30 a.m to 8:15 p.m. (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Montauk State Park: 56 degrees, the river level is still slightly higher than normal. The water is almost clear. Fishing is good on all baits and flies with bright colors working the best. The best fishing is during the morning and evening hours. May fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.


For up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Report made on 5/19/2011)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, the stream is a little off color and a little above normal; the river is very fishable; water is clearing up more every day; spoons, plastic worms and power eggs are working very well; use scented baits in zones allowed; spinners are good; Rooster Tail-type spinners in black, brown, olive and bright orange have all been good.

(Report made on 5/18/2011)


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20 million iPhone, iPad Users Overcharged by AT&T for data usage in U.S.

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Up to 20 million Americans 'overcharged' by AT&T for data usage

By Daily Mail Reporter

20th May 2011
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AT&T are 'systematically overcharging' up to 20 million Americans who use their iPhone or iPad to access data on the go, an investigation has uncovered.
The lawsuit alleges the phone giant routinely over charges customers between 7 and 14 per cent, and in some cases up to 300 per cent.
In tests, engineers said they found the company charged for downloading data and surfing the web even when the iPhones remained untouched.

Speaking to MSNBC, lawyer Barry Davis who worked on the suit, said: 'It's like a rigged gas pump.
'Where when you go to the gas station and ask for a gallon of gas but only get 9/10's.'
When asked by a reporter whether his team found overcharging for every single transaction, he replied: 'yes, every single one.'
The reporter the asked: 'Did you ever find a discrepancy where the customer was undercharged?'
Mr Davis replied: 'Never. Always an overcharge, never an undercharge.'
Over 20 million Americans have iPhones or iPads  with AT&T, who until a few months ago were the sole network allowed to sell the phones.

In order to test the allegations, the team bought several new iPhones, disabled all software that would automatically access the internet or download data and left them on, but un touched, for 10 days.
When they received the bill, they found AT&T had charged them for 35 different transactions.
Independent engineers also measured the amount of data downloaded in a series of tests, and then compared the results to the bill sent by AT&T.
They found that in every case AT&T overcharged by between 7-14 per cent, and in some cases by as much as 300 per cent.
Speaking to MSNBC, AT&T customer Mike Stewart said: 'Its just like someone stealing those minutes away from you.
'There just robbing the time from your plan.'
At&T responded by saying the allegations were: 'Without merit' and 'reflect a misunderstanding of the way data is measured.'
The company said some apps have software that runs in the background or is automatically updated which may use data that consumer isn't aware of.


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SkyScreamer at Six Flags St. Louis Missouri VIDEO Newest Ride opened May 14 2011



 Six Flags St. Louis gave a sneak preview of its new swing ride, the SkyScreamer, on Thursday. The ride officially opened May 14.
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More rides, more fun: Six Flags to add SkyScreamer

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Childhood swingsets seem downright boring after seeing the announcement today of the latest ride coming to Six Flags St. Louis.
The park this spring will add SkyScreamer, a 236-foot tower equipped with swings that will twirl 32 guests at a time at speeds up to 43 mph.
The new ride, which will be the tallest at Six Flags St. Louis, will be located in the "Illinois" section of the park, near the Screamin' Eagle rollercoaster.

Still a thrill: Six Flags after 40 years

Six Flags: Then and now
Significant changes have been made in Six Flags' 40 years, but some things remain from when the doors opened June 5, 1971. Here's a look at what's different and what's stayed the same.
Then • The original name was Six Flags Over Mid-America.
Now • It's been Six Flags St. Louis since 1997.
Then • The park used to hire about 1,400 seasonal employees each year.
Now • More than 3,000 seasonal workers help run the park.
Then • Eight rides, including one roller coaster.
Now • Thirty-four rides in the theme park, including eight roller coasters; plus eight rides in the water park, which didn't exist in 1971.
Then • Six Flags' dark water ride opened as Injun Joe's Cave.
Now • After several name and theme changes, in 2001 it became Scooby-Doo! GhostBlasters: The Mystery of the Scary Swamp.
Guest favorite • The River King Mine Train, which opened with the park in 1971, remains a tradition for many parkgoers.
Handmade • The waffle cones served at First Cone near the park's entrance continue to be made daily, by hand, just as they were at the 1904 World's Fair.
Brain freeze • Ice cream has always been a popular treat with guests; the park serves up an average of 341,355 scoops each year.
Originals • Four rides from the park's opening season remain today: the River King Mine Train, Moon Antique Cars, Log Flume and Tommy G. Robertson Railroad.


If there's such a thing as a new-amusement-park smell, it emanated this month from Six Flags St. Louis.
Fresh coats of paint and asphalt sealant made everything seem new again as workers busily put final touches on the Eureka park, which opened Saturday for its 41st season.
"This is definitely the time of year when we all feel the adrenaline rushing through our veins," says Dave Roemer, the park's president.
Roemer has experienced that rush many times before. He started as a seasonal mail-room clerk at the park in 1972 and rose through the Six Flags ranks to his current position.
But he's not the most tenured employee at Six Flags St. Louis. Five full-time workers have been there since the park first opened its gates as Six Flags Over Mid-America on June 5, 1971.
Still, this milestone season isn't about the employees — it's about the guests.
People who visit the park this year will get plenty of chances to reminisce about the good old days. "Then and Now" signs posted near several attractions show places where Six Flags has changed over the years.
Places like the dark water ride that now has a Scooby-Doo theme but used to be called Injun Joe's Cave and was based on the story of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.
"That used to be my favorite ride," Roemer says, wearing a Looney Tunes tie and a smile as he walks through the park, greeting every worker he sees by name. "It was all animatronics, which was state of the art in 1971. You could hear every 'click, click, click, whoosh' as the characters moved. We've come a long way since then."
In the Palace Theater, close to the Scooby-Doo attraction, visitors can look through a display of old photos from the park's construction and earliest days, as well as staff uniforms and other relics. A placard is dedicated to Angus Wynne Jr., the Texas land developer who opened his first amusement park — Six Flags Over Texas — in 1961.
Wynne helped popularize the concept of paying one admission fee, while other parks at the time charged visitors to go on individual rides. And he created a corporate culture where no employee — from ride operators to the CEO — could walk past a piece of trash and not pick it up and throw it away. It's an ethos that still exists today; whenever Roemer is out in the park, he carries a broom and pan with him, sweeping up any litter he sees.
Fifty years after Wynne built his Texas park, Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is the world's largest regional amusement-park company, with 19 properties throughout North America that cater to more than 24 million visitors each year.
"This is a banner year for our parks and our brand," says Six Flags CEO James Reid-Anderson, who joined the company last year. "We are very proud of the Six Flags legacy, a legacy of providing fun, thrilling memories for generations of families."
But Six Flags also has seen its share of dark days, both locally and on Wall Street.
In 1978, a gondola car at the Eureka park fell about 50 feet from its cable to the ground, killing three people inside and critically injuring one other. In 1984, a woman was thrown to her death from a stand-up roller coaster at the park called Rail Blazer.
And the Six Flags corporation weathered a period of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2009 and 2010, emerging from it a few months before Reid-Anderson took the helm in August. The CEO says he is focusing his efforts on continuing to strengthen the company's balance sheet while keeping customer satisfaction and employee morale high.
"I can tell you there's no better job than leading a company whose No. 1 mission is to make people happy," Reid-Anderson says. "What could be better than that?"
While many of the original attractions at Six Flags St. Louis are ancient history — remember the dolphin show, or the short-lived Mule-Go-Round? — plenty of buildings, rides and kiosks remain from Day 1.
And the park is constantly evolving, Roemer says, staying on top of entertainment trends to give thrill-seekers what they desire. Next month, the park will debut its newest attraction, SkyScreamer, a 236-foot tower (the tallest ride in the park) that spins guests in swings in a 98-foot circle at speeds reaching almost 45 mph.

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IMF BANKER PIGS: Men on Prowl and Women on Guard

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At IMF, Men on Prowl and Women on Guard



Friday, 20 May 2011
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It is an international island in the midst of the American capital, a sharp-elbowed place ruled by alpha male economists. The days are long, and employees are regularly pressed together for weeks on end during overseas “missions.” It is a climate in which romances often flourish — and lines are sometimes crossed.

Some women avoid wearing skirts for fear of attracting unwanted attention. Others trade whispered tips about overly forward bosses. A 2008 internal review found few restraints on the conduct of senior managers, concluding that “the absence of public ethics scandals seems to be more a consequence of luck than good planning and action.”
This is life at the International Monetary Fund, the lender of last resort for governments that need money and, under the leadership of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, an emerging force in the regulation of the global economy.
But with Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s arrest earlier this week and indictment on Thursday on charges that he tried to rape a New York hotel housekeeper, a spotlight has been cast on the culture of the institution. And questions have been revived about a 2008 episode in which the I.M.F. decided that Mr. Strauss-Kahn had not broken any rules in sleeping with a female employee. 

What may draw even more attention to the culture of the fund is the revelation of an affair involving a potential successor to Mr. Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as managing director on Wednesday. Kemal Dervis of Turkey had a liaison while working at the World Bank years ago with a woman who now works at the I.M.F., according to a person with direct knowledge of the relationship.
Interviews and documents paint a picture of the fund as an institution whose sexual norms and customs are markedly different from those of Washington, leaving its female employees vulnerable to harassment. The laws of the United States do not apply inside its walls, and until earlier this month the I.M.F.’s own rules contained an unusual provision that some experts and former officials say has encouraged managers to pursue the women who work for them: “Intimate personal relationships between supervisors and subordinates do not, in themselves, constitute harassment.” 

“It’s sort of like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’; the rules are more like guidelines,” said Carmen M. Reinhart, a prominent female economist who served as the I.M.F.’s deputy director for research from 2001 to 2003. “That sets the stage, I think, for more risk-taking.”
In 2007, officials at the fund declined to investigate a complaint by an administrative assistant who had slept with her supervisor, and who charged that he had given her poor performance reviews to pressure her to continue the relationship. Officials told the woman that the supervisor planned to retire soon, and therefore there was no point in investigating the charges, according to findings by the I.M.F.’s internal court.
The official, who is not named in the records, told investigators that he also had a sexual relationship with a second employee, and that he did not believe he had acted improperly.

In another case, a young woman who has since left the I.M.F. said that in 2009, a senior manager in her department started sending her increasingly explicit e-mails seeking a relationship. She complained to her boss, who did not take any action.
“They said they took it seriously, but two minutes later they were turning around and acting like everything was O.K. to the person who had done it to me,” said the woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she still works in the international development community. “He wasn’t punished. Not at all.”


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Protest Videos Censored on YouTube By Government Requests

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Government Orders You Tube To Censor Protest Videos

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
May 20, 2011
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In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.
The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.
Peake was ruling on a case involving Roger Hayes, former member of UKIP, who has refused to pay council tax, both as a protest against the government’s treasonous activities in sacrificing Britain to globalist interests and as a result of Hayes clearly proving that council tax is illegal.
Hayes has embarked on an effort to legally prove that the enforced collection of council tax by government is unlawful because no contract has been agreed between the individual and the state. His argument is based on the sound legal principle that just like the council, Hayes can represent himself as a third party in court and that “Roger Hayes” is a corporation and must be treated as one in the eyes of the law.
The British government doesn’t want this kind of information going viral in the public domain because it is scared stiff of a repeat of the infamous poll tax riots of 1990, a massive tax revolt in the UK that forced the Thatcher government to scrap the poll tax altogether because of mass civil disobedience and refusal to pay.
When viewers in the UK attempt to watch videos of the protest, they are met with the message, “This content is not available in your country due to a government removal request.”
We then click through to learn that, “YouTube occasionally receives requests from governments around the world to remove content from our site, and as a result, YouTube may block specific content in order to comply with local laws in certain countries.”
You can also search by country to discover that Google, the owner of You Tube, has complied with the majority of requests from governments, particularly in the United States and the UK, not only to remove You Tube videos, but also specific web search terms and thousands of “data requests,” meaning demands for information that would reveal the true identity of a You Tube user. Google claims that the information sent to governments is “needed for legitimate criminal investigations,” but whether these “data requests” have been backed up by warrants is not divulged by the company.
“Between July 1 and Dec. 31 (2009), Google received 3,580 requests for user data from U.S. government agencies, slightly less than the 3,663 originating from Brazil,” reports PC World. “The United Kingdom and India sent more than 1,000 requests each, and smaller numbers originated from various other countries.”
With regard to search terms, one struggles to understand how a specific combination of words in a Google search can be considered a violation of any law. This is about government and Google working hand in hand to manipulate search results in order to censor inconvenient information, something which Google now freely admits to doing.
You Tube’s behavior is more despicable than the Communist Chinese, who are at least open about their censorship policies, whereas You Tube hides behind a blanket excuse and doesn’t even say what law has been broken.
Anyone who swallows the explanation that the videos were censored in this case because the government was justifiably enforcing a law that says scenes from inside a court room cannot be filmed is beyond naive. Court was not even in session in the protest footage that was removed, and the judge had already left the courtroom.
The real reason for the removal is the fact that the British government is obviously petrified of seeing a group of focused and educated citizens, black, white, old and young, male and female, go head to head with the corrupt system on its own stomping ground.
In their efforts to keep a lid on the growing populist fury that has arrived in response to rampant and growing financial and political tyranny in every sector of society, governments in the west are now mimicking Communist Chinese-style Internet censorship policies in a bid to neutralize protest movements, while hypocritically lecturing the rest of the world on maintaining web freedom.
Via a combination of cybersecurity legislation and policy that is hastily introduced with no real oversight, governments and large Internet corporations are crafting an environment where the state can simply demand information be removed on a whim with total disregard for freedom of speech protections.
This was underscored last year at the height of the Wikileaks issue, when Amazon axed Wikileaks from its servers following a phone call made by Senator Joe Lieberman’s Senate Homeland Security Committee demanding the website be deleted.
Lieberman has been at the forefront of a push to purge the Internet of all dissent by empowering Obama with a figurative Internet kill switch that he would use to shut down parts of the Internet or terminate websites under the guise of national security. Lieberman spilled the beans on the true reason for the move during a CNN interview when he stated “Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too.”
Except that China doesn’t disconnect the Internet “in case of war,” it only ever does so to censor and intimidate people who express dissent against government atrocities or corruption, as we have documented. This is precisely the kind of online environment the British and American governments are trying to replicate as they attempt to put a stranglehold on the last bastion of true free speech – the world wide web.

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.



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