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"fukushima"The mainstream media is not reporting what has been happening in Fukushima or on the West Coast of the USA. We are finding watchdog groups on facebook and twitter, videos on youtube talking about this real and serious danger of radioactivity on CA beaches, reports of contaminated fish, radioactive debris floating up on shore in Oregon and Japanese fisherman not seeing marine life for miles or at all. What is really happening? Is there a coverup going on? Is it true that after this nuclear reactor disaster at Fukushima, that the situation has never been brought under control? There are reports that this nuclear power plant continues to emit dangerous levels of radioactive steam. It was only a matter of time before the real signs started appearing in the Pacific and on the West Coast of the United States. What is Health and Human Services doing about it? We have heard they are stockpiling Nascent Iodine to counter the effects of radiation in humans. We do not wish to be alarmists but thought that someone should be talking very loudly about this. It seems the liberal media would rather talk about Duck Dynasty, or the diasasterous Obamacare rollout and myriad of other Presidential Scandals ad nauseam. However, it does appear that we may have reached our breaking point as far as scandals go. To make matters worse, lousy, “R,” rated movies about Wall Street and stupid, “PG,” movies about Anchormen that insult American’s intelligence seem to be about all the Left Coast can come up with to glorify and mock. Why couldn’t these same powerful influential Hollywood Stars do a documentary on how radiation may be affecting our children in the near future or exam the solutions out there. Fukushima may become the biggest news story of 2014. Someone dropped the ball bigtime by only giving the story a sliver of airtime and burying the details. The quest for energy independence may be the ultimate scandal of the century and the death of the Pacific Ocean and life as we know it here on this good earth. We need a few talented journalists and creative thinkers who can tell a story. America should have updated their own nuclear power plants and power grids 20 years ago. Many agree, others would rather live in their bubble.

Without sounding like a lecture to some who might feel I have less than good intentions, I believe that during this political campaign season, it is a good time to reflect on these words from a great American: “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” That’s Teddy Roosevelt speaking at the Sorbonne a century ago in 1910.

How many times have you fallen flat on your face or failed or been told you do not measure up or that you know everything and therefore you can’t relate to what I am saying and that is why no one can teach you anything that you do not already know? How many times have you taken a victory lap? If you are always successful at everything you do, then what’s the point, you or I know everything and do not need to learn anything. This Political Season and America’s Birthday are good times to reflect on the past, not wishing to shut any doors by not dwelling there. What I try to remember is my better nature, the times my prayers were answered after praying to a loving God or higher power to relieve me from the burden of self which taught me to focus on someone else, to lift someone else up, to give someone else a hand up, to help to bring another brother or sister along if I was able to do that. I asked my great aunt before she died what the secret was to her long life, as she lived to be 102 years old and she told me it was because, she worked hard, stayed busy and was a Christian. It is so simple, but yet so hard for some people to grasp the significance of what it means to be an American.