Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wise Women Media for 8/31/12-Going DARK in observance of the BLUE MOON!

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For this show, we will be going dark in observance of the BLUE MOON! This celestial event happens once approximately every 2 and a half years, so we wanted to take advantage of the COSMIC VIBE and observe this day in a special circle with sisters that are much loved! 

See you next week with special guests, news you can use and info on wonderful women that change the world!

Got suggestions on topics for our next several shows or ideas for guests?

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Hope wherever you are, you are grooving to a lovely tune under the BLUE MOON!

Blessings!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Wise Woman Media for 8/24/12 RNC MIC CHECK with Anita Stewart

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CLICK or COPY/PASTE to your browser to get to the show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/here-be-monsters/2012/08/25/wise-woman-media-with-anita-stewart

8 TO 10 PM EDT

Tonight we are having an open MIC CHECK! Call in or post your questions in the Chat Room, we can discuss anything that is on your mind. We have had a huge week for news and with the upcoming RNC happening right here in my hometown, there is plenty to talk about. Pick up the phone and speak up and speak out! We will definitely be speaking about Code Pink and other groups that will be involved at the RNC and a rundown of the scheduled events. This would be a perfect time to call in and make announcements or ask questions.


EMAIL wisewomenmedia@gmail.com or CALL 213-816-0357.

Friday, August 17, 2012

WISE WOMEN MEDIA FOR 8/17/12--Special Guest, Scientist Dr. Wilma Subra

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CLICK HERE for the link to the show at 8PM EDT on Friday, August 17, 2012!

Our special guest on tonight's show is Dr. Wilma Subra and we will be discussing what is happening in Bayou Corne, the growing sinkhole near a dangerous salt dome (for the storage of petrochemicals) the mandatory evacuations, the toxic dangers, etc., and some of the facts surrounding the Gulf Oil Spill (April 2010) and how they may be connected. We welcome callers or participants in the chatroom. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW-especially those of you that live in the Gulf Region!

MORE ON DR. SUBRA:

She graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in microbiology, chemistry and computer sciences.  She worked for the Gulf South Research Institute (GSRI). She served as vice-chair of the EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). She is President of the Subra Company. She was in the 2010 documentary Gasland.

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Fukushima: They Knew by Greg Palast

Memos revealed that Japanese officials knew the plant could not stand up to an earthquake. (photo: AP)
Memos revealed that Japanese officials knew the plant could not stand up to an earthquake. (photo: AP)

Fukushima: They Knew

By Greg Palast, GregPalast.com

16 August 12

 

"Completely and Utterly Fail in an Earthquake" The Fukushima story you didn't hear on CNN

've seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level.

Here was the handwritten log kept by a senior engineer at the nuclear power plant:

Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earth- quake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could "completely and utterly fail" during an earthquake.

"Utterly fail during an earthquake." And here in Japan was the quake and here is the utter failure.

The warning was in what the investigations team called The Notebook, which I'm not supposed to have. Good thing I've kept a copy anyway, because the file cabinets went down with my office building ....

WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWER 1, FIFTY-SECOND FLOOR NEW YORK, 1986

Two senior nuclear plant engineers were spilling out their souls and files on our huge conference table, blowing away my government investigations team with the inside stuff about the construction of the Shoreham, New York, power station.

The meeting was secret. Very secret. Their courage could destroy their careers: No engineering firm wants to hire a snitch, even one who has saved thousands of lives. They could lose their jobs; they could lose everything. They did. That’s what happens. Have a nice day.

On March 12 this year, as I watched Fukushima melt, I knew: the "SQ" had been faked. Anderson Cooper said it would all be OK. He'd flown to Japan, to suck up the radiation and official company bullshit. The horror show was not the fault of Tokyo Electric, he said, because the plant was built to withstand only an 8.0 earthquake on the Richter scale, and this was 9.0. Anderson must have been in the gym when they handed out the facts. The 9.0 shake was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 90 miles away. It was barely a tenth of that power at Fukushima.

CLICK HERE for the rest of the story!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Florida counties plan for BP oil spill fines

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Leaders of Florida's 23 Gulf Coast counties said Thursday they want to stick together and fight for their share of a potential $5 billion to $20 billion windfall from fines levied against BP and other companies involved in the massive 2010 oil spill.
  
Federal officials and the companies are mired in litigation and negotiations to determine the amount of fines for violations of the Clean Water Act. The fine, based on the size of the spill and the extent of each company's negligence, could bring millions to individual Florida counties.
  
The Florida Association of Counties hopes to organize the eight Florida counties most affected by the spill and 15 counties that had lesser impacts into a consortium that will determine how the money is divided and spent.
  
The group held a preliminary meeting about the plan on Thursday.
  
"We have no idea how soon the federal dollars will flow. They could reach a settlement in two weeks or it could take three years," Chris Holley, executive director of the association, told the group.
  
But Holley said it is crucial for counties to come up with their own formula to distribute the money and their own plans to spend it.
  
"If the counties don't step up, someone else will take the money," he said.
  
Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas will share the fine money, with the largest portion of the money going to Louisiana, which had the greatest impact from the spill. Under a proposed distribution system discussed at Thursday's meeting, individual Florida Counties could see anywhere from $2.4 million to $226 million depending on the size of the fine and the extent the county was impacted by the spill.

BAYOU CORNE, LA AND THE MANDATORY EVACUATIONS STORY: Sinkhole swallows boat, workers rescued | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana

Sinkhole swallows boat, workers rescued | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana

This story is becoming more scary by the day!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Raw Deal Offered to Louisiana Fishermen in Aftermath of BP Oil Spill by Julie Dermansky

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GO FISH, Gulf Organized Fisheries in Solidarity and Hope, held a conference on August 4 at the Alario Center in New Orleans, bringing together over 700 people including lawyers, scientists and fishermen to discuss the settlement of a class action suit against BP. Earlier this year, BP agreed to pay out $7.8 billion, to be divided among those affected by the oil spill. Each party that signs on to the class action suit will receive an equal share. The settlement covers economic loss and health problems.Lawyers warned that signing on now would make it impossible to collect additional benefits if business does not pick up or a spill-related illness later emerges. Some of those in dire need have accepted the settlement. Boat captains and business owners can get a one time payment of $25,000 and deck hands, $5,000 -- payments that hardly compensate them for losses they've already incurred, and won't help them in the future if the seafood industry collapses of if they get sick. Dean Blanchard, the largest shrimp wholesaler in Louisiana, described the settlement as a joke. He asked the audience "Why should a Florida fisherman get the same amount of money that I would get?" His business is still losing money every day. He wonders if the lawyers who represented Louisiana's interests in the case had been bought off by BP. Blanchard points out that Louisiana is getting more BP money set aside for coastal restoration than other states, but the people are getting the same amounts as those in states less affected. "Why are the politicians not fighting for the people?" he asks. Settlement payments will be subjected to tax, while settlement monies from 9/11 and Agent Orange claims were tax free, another point of contention. People should hang tight, he warned, until they can get a settlement that will feed their families for the rest of their lives since Barataria Bay,and other fishing grounds may never come back to what they were. "Look at Alaska and Mexico" he warns.

The scientist, Dr Richard Condrey, retired LSU coastal ecologist, explained how things could go from bad to worse. Some species of fish may never recover. Some crabs have shown changes in their reproductive organs which could lead to the eradication of species in the area. Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish, was in attendance. He worries about the after effects of dispersants on people, plants and animals, and he's concerned that the coastal restoration plan overseen by the Army Corps of Engineers is problematic. The planners aren't talking to the local population, the people who know the area best. No-one is officially checking for oil anymore, although fishermen spot oil almost daily, Nungesser says. Rithy Om, a Cambodian shrimper from Buras part of Plaquemines Parish, says he often loses money when he goes out shrimping. With his overhead more then wiping out his profit since his catch is off. The Buras Cambodian community of about 50 families is helping each other through hard times, Om's daughter Lynda tells me. She doesn't know how long they can last but she can't imagine them moving. That area is all those families know and shrimping is what they do.
Signs on Seafood Inc. on Grand Isle

 The day after the conference I took a trip to Grand Isle to meet with Dean Blanchard to see first hand the tar balls he said are still washing up on the beach. It didn't take long to spot them.  Blanchard's business is way off. He loses money daily by staying open, but he can't see himself staying home. If he were to close his shrimp processing center, local fishermen would suffer even more, forced to take their catch miles away. Tuna Phan's boat came in to process his shrimp. After paying all his expenses for the trip and paying his deck hands, he will make $400 for nine days work. At least he'll be able to feed his family he tells me. His catch of the day included tiger shrimp, an invasive species threatening Gulf shrimp along with the chemicals in the water. Blanchard can't stay on the beach very long. He has to head to Biloxi where he will meet with the team of lawyers working on his case. He will not stay quiet about what is happening nor will he settle for less than what he believes BP owes him. No one will buy him off. If anything, he would like to buy off the state officials to fight BP, but Governor Jindal, who denied taking BP money, shrugged him off when he inquired, "What would it cost to bring you over to the people's side?"

 BP commercials rub salt in the wounds of Louisiana fishermen. "Making Us Whole," the BP slogan, is a running joke. No wonder BP declined an invitation to send representatives to the GO FISH conference. 
 
SEE MORE AT THE LINK:
http://juliedermansky.blogspot.com/2012/08/go-fish-conference-shines-light-on-raw.html

Billy Nungesser with Dean Blanchard at the GO FISH conference
GO FISH conference in the Alario Center in Westwego
Diagram of health isues found in female crabs
Rithy Om, Cambodian shrimper from Buras
Dead dolphin on Elmer's Island
Tourism Down on Elmer's Island and Grand Isle
Open Tar ball
Tiger Shrimp- Invasive species
Crabber on Grand Isle with small catch

Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole Raises Concerns of Explosions and Radiation

A nearly 400-foot deep sinkhole in Louisiana has swallowed all of the trees in its area and enacted a mandatory evacuation order for about 150 residences for fear of potential radiation and explosions.

The 400-square-foot gaping hole is in Assumption Parish, La., about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge.

The sinkhole sits in the middle of a heavily wooded space where it has consumed all of the soaring cypress trees that had been there. Flyover photos show some of the treetops still visible through the mud.

Authorities enacted a mandatory evacuation for between 100 and 150 homes in the area, but most people have chosen to stay, according to the Mayor's Office of Emergency Preparedness. If any of the dangers seem to become more imminent, the order will be escalated to a forced evacuation.

While officials are not certain what caused the massive sinkhole, they believe it may be have ben caused by a nearby salt cavern owned by the Texas Brine Company.

After being used for nearly 30 years, the cavern was plugged in 2011 and officials believe the integrity of the cavern may have somehow been compromised, leading to the sinkhole.

SEE MORE AT THE LINK:
http://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-louisiana-sinkhole-raises-concerns-explosions-radiation-161233618--abc-news-topstories.html

Thursday, August 9, 2012

WISE WOMEN MEDIA RADIO SHOW FOR 8/10/12--RADIO TALK SHOW HOST AND ACTIVIST, JO ANNE MORETTI

We will have a stand in guest or music for the first hour and Jo Anne will join us close to 9PM EDT.

Jo Anne is a parent, grandparent, daughter, sister, aunt. She is a chef by trade, a bartender for fun and a Patriot by choice. She now hosts a radio show on the Freedomizer Network --“The Liberty Underground/Moretti Report.” Her show consists of current events, news, politics & investigative reports. She has been a blogger for 5 years and has written over 150 articles and exposes. She has a lot to share with us, so be sure to listen in, join us in the chat or call in and ask questions. 

CLICK HERE to listen to one of Jo Anne’s most recent shows. 

CLICK HERE to get to Jo Anne’s interview on the Wise Women Media Radio Show on 8/10/12 at 8PM EDT.  
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Friday, August 3, 2012

FROM LEANWEB.ORG...EVACUATIONS ORDERED IN LOUISIANA

Bubbling Bayous, Tremors and "Slurry Area" Signs Of Failing Natural Gas Salt Storage Caverns?

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Breaking News: Assumption Parish officials are ordering an immediate evacuation of the Bayou Corne area, effective immediately, parish Police Jury President Marty Triche said Friday evening.

 

The "potential failiure" of an inactive and plugged Texas Brine Co. LLC salt-mining cavern is likely the cause of the "slurry area" and Gov. Jindal has declared a state of emergency.

 

In late June, officials in Assumption Parish began discovering more than a dozen areas near Belle Rose, LA in and around Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou where the water is roiling from escaping methane, ethane and propane.

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Gas bubbles boil to the surface of a bayou near Belle Rose, LA - photo by WAFB News

At the same time local residents said that they have been experiencing tremors. Jason Hugh told WAFB news, "our houses shifting and cracks in our sheet rock and our foundation." Debra Charlet added, "My home moved, and my home shook. My home moved, and I'm on cement."

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Trees collapse into the expanding "Slurry Area" just Southeast of Belle Rose. - by Adam Lau for The Advocate.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

WISE WOMEN MEDIA FOR 8/3/12--Special Guest, Author, Radical Feminist, Environmentalist Lierre Keith


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Our special guest for this show is Lierre Keith, Author, Radical Feminist, and an Environmentalist. As one of the authors of the book Deep Green Resistance and one of the founders of the environmental movement of the same name, she will have a lot to tell us about Patriarchy, the ongoing destruction of Planet Earth, the Occupy Movement, Politics, Vegan/Vegetarianism, and many other relevant issues. Most importantly she will discuss how we, as informed women can survive and fight back. Please feel free to join us in the chat to ask your questions or note comments or call in to the show and ask Lierre your questions directly on the air. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!
To find out more about Lierre Keith, her writings and her upcoming appearances, check out her website here:
http://www.lierrekeith.com
CLICK HERE to get to the show for Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 8PM EDT.

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