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The US Military Stocking Up On Anti-Radiation Pills In Preparation for Nuclear Fallout
Signs of the Times ^ | April 15, 2012 | sott.net

Posted on 04/15/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT by Razzz42

The US Military is currently seeking a large amount of potassium iodide, this according to a listing on the FBO.gov website by the Defense Logistics Agency.

In the listing it is made clear that they want to be ready in the event of nuclear fallout which has lead many to speculate that this could be in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster or perhaps in anticipation for an attack on an active Iranian nuclear facility.

The DLA is apparently looking for upwards of 400,000 dollars worth of the thyroid protecting tablets at a time when many government officials have openly told American citizens NOT to buy potassium iodide.

In an article published by Business Insider on March 10th, some of the possibilities as to why this order has been put in were explored.

The U.S. has bought potassium iodide tablets in the past, and is now looking ahead to scenarios, possibly spurred by last year's Fukushima crisis.

As the federal solicitation is quick to point out, "The recent earthquake in Japan in March of 2011 and the resultant nuclear crisis has renewed interest in this item.

Of course, potassium iodide would also come in handy if there were to be an airstrike against a target laden will nuclear material, say, like the sites in Iran. One of the big concerns surrounding the practical devastation of those nuclear facilities is the radiation it will unleash into the surroundings.

Destroying one of the most likely Iranian targets, the 1000-megawatt Bushehr nuclear plant, would create just such a concern.

The request comes at a time when radiation is being found in Kelp off the coast of California, polar bears are coming down with a mysterious sickness in Alaska, and a radiation wave is headed our way.

This on top of a stark warning by a former UN adviser that the world could literally be destroyed by Fukushima.

When you throw in the possibility of an Israeli and or US strike on an active Iranian nuclear power plant you can clearly see the nuclear nightmare the world now finds itself in.

The idea that the Israeli or US government would literally purposefully blow up a nuclear plant the size of Chernobyl is absolutely insane and shows the level that the globalists are willing to go to reach their goals.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: cuespookymusic; fallout; governmentstockpile; nuclear; potassiumiodide; stockpile

1 posted on 04/15/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Strange, because it wouldn’t do most people any good.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 12:19:28 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Loony panic story.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 12:27:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Razzz42

UN anti-nuke source, claims of a study of polar bears in the middle of winter... Did this site suddenly get invaded by Mother Jones??


5 posted on 04/15/2012 12:28:16 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Razzz42

To my knowledge there is only one “more effective” anti-radiation medicine, but it has only been used in limited experimentation.

“Ionizing” radiation penetrates the cell walls in our bodies and creates “free radicals”, chemicals that damage or kill our cells. The more cells damaged or killed, the sicker you get.

Some ingenious individual got the idea that if there was some way to get the common food preservatives BHA and BHT into our cells, they would neutralize the free radicals and protect the cells. But this normally can’t happen because our cell membranes won’t let BHA and BHT through.

Enter nanotechnology. Tiny particles of matter so small that they can easily enter our cells, all over the body. And the cell membranes do not block them out. And even at their small size, they are hollow, and can be filled with BHA and BHT.

Of course there are limits to how much radiation such a person can get, but this technique suggests that at least their resistance to radiation can be increased.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Razzz42

how about magic-decoder rings, got plenty of those?


7 posted on 04/15/2012 1:28:21 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: cripplecreek; kingu

Inside the nuclear reactor industry: GE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lJjbNw07OUA#!

You buy and build a GE nuclear plant design, you get a onsite GE engineer for the life of the plant, ex. Fukushima, (6) GE reactor plant designs built there so (6) engineers with supporting employees are onsite. GE instructs the plant on how to place fuel assemblies for optimal heat production and for storage. These types of decision are..not..left to operators who purchased the design(s) and then build the plant besides ongoing upgrade modifications and operating instructions approved and overseen by GE since it affects their design .

GE fingerprints are all over Fukushima.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42
Here's the list of the government stock piles of late:

Caskets

Ammo

MREs and/or freeze dried foods

Bulletproof booths

Anti-Radiation pills

Rat traps

Add to the list.

9 posted on 04/15/2012 1:36:39 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

And then there is this......
http://yedies.blogspot.com/2012/04/homeland-security-vehicles-on-move.html


10 posted on 04/15/2012 2:04:27 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Razzz42
A few hours ago there was a 4.7 earthquake 15 miles from Fukushima. Not sure what is holding the damned thing together. Also, an earthquake "swarm" has befallen the area the last few days. This can't be good. Constant shaking, rolling, vibrating.

If this puppy goes, people won't be worrying about their thyroids....

11 posted on 04/15/2012 2:21:24 PM PDT by donozark (We're ALL Greeks now...and possibly, quite soon, Portugese.)
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To: Razzz42
Well, when you want to learn about reality, you go to the US military. When you want to learn about Alice in Wonderland Fairy Tales, you got to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Wonder if it was Vice Admiral Alan Thompson who ordered the Iodide ?

March 20th, 2011 – Navy Vice Admiral reports 150 millirem/hr Thyroid Dose in area south of Tokyo

Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson Director, Defense Logistics Agency

12 posted on 04/15/2012 2:28:34 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: donozark

Arnie Gundersen of Fairwinds Associates talked recently to the Japanese press and was asked about what to do about Fukushima. He said, every morning get up and check the news to see if Unit 4 is still standing or not. If it has fallen, leave Japan.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 2:29:43 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42
From the source article: This on top of a stark warning by a former UN adviser that the world could literally be destroyed by Fukushima.

You said: GE fingerprints are all over Fukushima.

Let's see, GE reactors that suffered the most catastrophic failure possible releases less nuclear material in Japan than the blowover from the above ground nuclear tests by China? Propaganda that Fukushima will result in destruction of the world?

I think the fingerprints involved here are the anti-nuclear propaganda salted with the typical liberal love of Iran's nuclear program. Your conspiracy mileage may vary.

14 posted on 04/15/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: donozark

BTW, TEPCO came out with a game plan to unload Unit 4’s spent fuel pond by erecting another building alongside to house a new yet-to-be-built crane to handle the specialized removal of the fuel (assemblies).

That’s the good news. The bad news is that it will be at least a year and a half before the first fuel removal would happen.

Then there is Unit’s 1,2 & 3 fuel pools and 5 and 6 and the common pool and the dry storage fuel area.

Fukushima was one of the top ten largest nuclear power generating sites in the world.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 2:41:07 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: kingu

Source? Of course you have your own agenda but try to stick to the facts.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 2:43:48 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

>> “Of course you have your own agenda but try to stick to the facts.” <<

.
We’d all benefit from you and your ilk following your own advice.
.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 2:50:01 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: donozark
If this puppy goes, people won't be worrying about their thyroids....

Not a question of if, just a question of when. The technology required to remove the spent fuel rods from the damaged reactor buildings, does not even currently exist. And under all that, there is molten corium burrowing into the ground. So either the earthquake after shocks destroy the integrity of the buildings, or the molten corium erodes the supporting ground. And even if the SFP's hold their integrity, radiation releases will continue for 10-20 years.

18 posted on 04/15/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Razzz42

Michael Rivero, welcome back dude!!!!


19 posted on 04/15/2012 2:54:07 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: editor-surveyor

You are referring to TEPCO the Japanese government and GE, right?

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120415x2.html


20 posted on 04/15/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL


21 posted on 04/15/2012 3:04:53 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Razzz42
Source? Of course you have your own agenda but try to stick to the facts.

Oh, yes, you caught me out, I'm a paid GE propagandist who is simply trying to cover up the worst nuclear release in all of history that will completely obliterate the human race. Please do NOT read the millions of pages on the nuclear testing program. Do NOT read the anti-nuclear propagandist's own websites and the report on Chernobyl written by that same 'former UN advisor.' Doing so would absolutely crush me...

I suppose if you absolutely MUST read up on some of that, you COULD start at the Hiroshima museum's website, but really, you should simply believe me, as a paid GE apologist who is trying to spread disinformation. Because obviously I have a huge agenda, not these people who are trying to be the lone voices in a world full of anti-nuclear activists, some of whom actually have a slight bit of credibility.

22 posted on 04/15/2012 3:22:40 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Razzz42

With crazy mullahs and foreign commies building and mounting nukes, our military forces should stock up for putting them down. With so many crazy nations having nukes, the chances of some kooky leader of a developing country starting a nuclear exchange will be higher than the chances were during the Cold War.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 3:31:02 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: sjmjax
DHS, ordered 2,717 International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in January

Now, now, it clearly says "Rescue" on the side so, see, the government really is just here to help us... to the detention centers and the caskets.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 3:42:30 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Hmm, a cheap price for K1 is about $10, I assume the gov can get wholesale. Even at $10 that would buy on 40000 bottles which isn’t that many. Unless they get it for $5, so it would be twice as many bottles. I think the bottles hold 30 tablets, maybe in some circumstances one doesn’t need to take the full 30 tabs?


25 posted on 04/15/2012 9:00:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=19f566deeffa645babd1e3731b7326c6&tab=core&_cview=1

I’m not quite following the entire bid proposal but they are looking for 14 doses (1 a day for 2 weeks) per an individual, same as the last bid, then, costing $5.23 ea. Budgeted at $392,250 this time around.

The approved manufacturer seems narrowed to one or having to use their specs. Not sure.


26 posted on 04/15/2012 9:37:23 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: little jeremiah

Maybe it’s just for Hussein’s family and their vacation buddies.


27 posted on 04/15/2012 9:42:28 PM PDT by bgill
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To: kingu

Yeah, well I single-handedly got Germany to shut down their nuke program by 2025 then had the Japanese shut down all but one of their nuclear plants out of 54 and made them run computer generated stress programs (big 9.0 quake and any ensuing tsunamis, etc.). So far, two plants have past the test and beg to be re-started except the locals are protesting in light of recent events. Something to do with trust, transparency and full disclosure.

Slowly awakening Japanese citizens were as dumbed down as much as any government (i.e. the US population) could disconnect its people from the facts of nuclear power generation, besides other mandates.

Either we have mob mentality without suffering cognitive dissonance or heavy government investments driving logic.

Hate to think it was just a money thing with children as collateral damage. I know TEPCO can no longer get insurance policies on their nuke plants but I didn’t have anything to do with that.

http://enenews.com/asahi-officials-scuffle-audience-members-entire-govt-be-mobilized-oi-nuke-plant-restart-strong-likelihood-japan-could-nuclear-reactors-operation-locals-dont-approve-mayor-opposes-restart


28 posted on 04/15/2012 10:19:20 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42; bgill

So according to my primitive math that would be about 160,000 people-doses.

Would could be for mil. in theater if they expect the ME to go nuclear?


29 posted on 04/15/2012 11:24:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Razzz42

There is no such thing as an “Anti Radiation Pill”.

Potassium iodide pills can protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine. They do this by “flooding” the thyroid with iodine so that it does not take up the radioactive iodine.

The pills will ONLY protect your thyroid and ONLY from radioactive iodine. And are only effective for about 24 hours.

To be really effective they need to be taken before exposure.

They do NOT protect you from radiation.


30 posted on 04/15/2012 11:44:35 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

You are a 100% correct. Only iodine is easily taken up by the human body. The pills are a preventive measure if taken before exposure to radioactive iodine, a simple but effective measure to keep from absorbing radioactive iodine in your system, once you know it’s coming your way and is a one time passing exposure, like after a nuke bomb blast.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/thyroid-cancer-a-hazard-from-radioactive-iodine-emitted-by-japans-failing-nuclear-power-plants-201103141867

The above link doesn’t cover accumulative exposure to radioactive iodine fallout.

With the meltdowns of (3) reactors and explosions occurring, the Japanese government (and TEPCO?) didn’t want to admit to a life threatening event thereby causing panic (don’t worry be happy) and never prescribed iodine tabs for its general population in the most likely affected areas (i.e. SPEEDI program projections, didn’t even release results as a precaution).

http://www.japannewstoday.com/?p=3544

Anyway, an outbreak of thyroid tumors in children is the result of much stupidity? Now doctors downplay any reported thyroid cases without doing a needle biopsy which would confirm the type of damage being suffered...so I read, that and young heart muscle in decay from exposure to caesium-137.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 2:18:50 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: little jeremiah

http://www.businessinsider.com/potassium-iodide-protects-troops-from-nuclear-fallout-2012-4


32 posted on 04/16/2012 2:22:50 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

I’ve read that in the years after Chernobyl, there was a huge increase in thyroid cancer, especially among the young.


33 posted on 04/16/2012 12:58:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah

Plus many other types of cancers increased there (Euroland) esp. unseen types that had to be given new names.


34 posted on 04/16/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

“This on top of a stark warning by a former UN adviser that the world could literally be destroyed by Fukushima. “

No hype there!!!


35 posted on 04/16/2012 5:11:15 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: HereInTheHeartland

That’s not the only one who noticed...

Title: After Tour of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Wyden Says Situation Worse than Reported
Source: Press Release of Senator Wyden
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012

After Tour of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Wyden Says Situation Worse than Reported

Urges Japanese Ambassador to Accept International Help to Mitigate Continued Nuclear Risks

Washington, D.C. – After an onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facilities decimated by last year’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki looking for ways to advance and support clean-up and recovery efforts. Wyden’s principal concern is the relocation of spent fuel rods currently being stored in unsound structures immediately adjacent to the ocean. He strongly urged the Ambassador to accept international help to prevent dangerous nuclear material from being released into the environment.

“The scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what I expected and the scope of the challenges to the utility owner, the government of Japan, and to the people of the region are daunting,” Wyden wrote in the letter. “The precarious status of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear units and the risk presented by the enormous inventory of radioactive materials and spent fuel in the event of further earthquake threats should be of concern to all and a focus of greater international support and assistance.”

Wyden visited Fukushima on April 6, 2012 while on a Congressional delegation trip to the region. He and a staff member wore radiation suits as they toured the facility and met with workers and managers from the Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, which is responsible for the clean-up. Wyden found that the facilities designed to house spent nuclear fuel and the reactors themselves were still in a state of disrepair and located in areas that would make them susceptible to further damage from future seismic events. The reactor buildings still contain large amounts of spent fuel – making them a huge safety risk and the only protection from a future tsunami, Wyden observed, is a small, makeshift sea wall erected out of bags of rock.

Wyden is also sending letters today to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Greg Jaczko asking them to identify additional resources and assistance that their agencies could provide to Japan to address these risks.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 10:51:04 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Hot Tabasco
Where have you gone,
Michael Rivero?
The forum turns its
lonely eyes to you.
woo woo woo
37 posted on 04/27/2012 6:09:40 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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