Why Are We Talking About Having Any Kind of Police State? by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, August 3, 2013
August 7, 2013

Restore the Fourth march on Market St on Fourth of July

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With much of the country aware of the extent of government spying on and lying to American citizens, there is now a limited public discussion of what kind of country we want ours to be. The limits of that discussion are illustrated by recent public utterances of two Democratic Senators, Diane Feinstein of California and Ron Wyden of Oregon.

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Fukushima is Still SNAFU + Fukushima Radiation Leaks Rise Sharply by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, July 7, 2013
July 13, 2013

Testing Radiation in Fish at Fukushima Agricultural Cooperative Center

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More than two years after the initial meltdowns, Fukushima is still SNAFU

The first thing to know about the danger from the radioactive mass remaining in the three reactors that melted down at Fukushima is that nobody knows how much radioactive material there is, nobody knows how much uranium and plutonium it contains, and nobody knows how to make it safe – so no one knows how great the continuing danger is.

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If It’s All Kosher, NSA, Why Lie? by William Boardman

FISA - illegal domestic spying - feb 2001, BEFORE 9/11

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by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, June 22, 2013
June 29, 2013

Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon: “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: “No, sir.”

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