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Japan begins releasing Fukushima radioactive wastewater into Pacific Ocean –Water containing radioactive tritium being pumped into ocean via tunnel from Tepco plant, amid protests from China, South Korea and fishing communities | 24 Aug 2023 | Japan has begun discharging more than 1m tonnes of
tainted radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, news agency Kyodo has reported, a move that has sparked protests and import bans from China and Hong Kong, and anger in nearby fishing communities. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), pumped a small quantity of water from the plant on Thursday, two days after the plan was approved by Japan’s government. Tepco said the release began at 1:03pm local time (0403 GMT) and it had not identified any abnormalities with the seawater pump or surrounding facilities. Live video showed engineers behind computer screens and an official saying — after a countdown — that the “valves near the seawater transport pumps are opening.”
China bans seafood from Japan after Tokyo begins releasing treated radioactive water | 24 Aug 2023 | China announced Thursday it was banning all seafood from Japan in response to Tokyo’s decision to begin releasing treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant, dramatically escalating an already tense feud between the two neighbors. The release is part of a controversial plan that has met fierce objections from many consumers as well as some regional countries, with Beijing leading that criticism. The start of the release on Thursday afternoon sparked a fiery tirade from China which described the operation as a “selfish and irresponsible act.”
Trump’s GOP debate night interview at 105  million views and counting –Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson pre-taped the interview with former President Trump in Bedminster, N.J., at Trump’s club | 24 Aug 2023 | Former President Trump’s debate night interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is at 127 million views and counting on the social media platform X on Wednesday evening. The interview was pre-taped at Trump’s club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The full interview was posted onto Carlson’s X account just before the start of the first GOP presidential primary debate began on Wednesday evening. The debate is sponsored by Fox News.
Trump Warns Tucker: “There’s a Level of Passion…and Hatred I’ve Never Seen” and That’s “Probably a Bad Combination” | 23 Aug 2023 | Tucker Carlson dropped a tease clip earlier in the evening of what to expect in tonight’s interview, taking a jab at his former employer – who will be hosting the GOP debate directly against the discussion with Trump: “Whatever you think of Trump he is the far and away indisputable front runner in the Republican race,” Carlson said during the less than minute long video... Tucker asks some stunning questions, including: “Do you think Epstein killed himself?” and “Whatever happened to Mike Pence?” Then Tucker goes there: “It started with protests against you, then impeachment twice, and now indictments… Are you worried that they are going to try to kill you? Why wouldn’t they try to kill you?” Trump calmly responds: “I’ve seen the lengths that they go to… when they make up the Russia, Russia, Russia collusion and that’s exposed… these are sick people. I think they hate our country.”
Knives out for Ramaswamy in first GOP debate as candidates spar on Trump, Ukraine, and climate –Former President Donald Trump, the front-runner in the GOP presidential primary, did not participate in the debate, citing his polling lead. | 24 Aug 2023 | Candidates had their knives out for tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy on Wednesday night in the first Republican presidential primary debate, with his fellow candidates throwing jabs over his lack of political experience, his stance on Ukraine and his support for pardoning former President Donald Trump, if elected. Eight Republican candidates took the stage in Milwaukee, seeking to win over voters on the road to securing the party nomination for president in 2024. The eight qualifying candidates were Ramaswamy, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.
Bret Baier Has to Interrupt Debate to Tell Audience to Stop Booing Chris Christie | 24 Aug 2023 | A heated moment emerged during the first GOP presidential debate for the 2024 election held in Milwaukee tonight. Moderated by Fox News anchor Bret Baier, the debate’s temperature spiked when the subject of former President Donald Trump was broached. The question posed was both controversial and critical: “If former President Trump is convicted in a court of law, would you still support him as your party’s choice? Please raise your hand if you would.” In response, four candidates on the Fox debate stage raised their hands to affirm their continued support for Trump, even under such circumstances. DeSantis and Pence hesitated before also raising their hands, clearly conflicted. Only one candidate, Asa Hutchinson, refrained from raising his hand… [Vivek defended Trump and blasted Chris Christie.] As Chris Christie tried to defend himself, a wave of booing was directed at him to a point where Baier had to step in and halt the debate. (Video)
Wagner chief listed among passengers on crashed plane – officials | 23 Aug 2023 | The head of the Wagner Private Military Company, Evgeny Prigozhin, was listed among the passengers scheduled to fly on a private jet which crashed on Wednesday in Russia’s Tver Region, the country’s federal air transport agency has confirmed. The Russian Emergencies Ministry said all 10 people on board the private jet, traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg, had died. “The Embraer plane was flying out of Sheremetyevo to St. Petersburg. There were three crew and seven passengers on board. They all died,” an official told TASS. Rosaviatsiya, the Russian federal air transport agency, said Prigozhin’s name was on the passenger manifest.
mRNA COVID Vaccines May Be Triggering ‘Turbo Cancers’ in Young People – Experts | 28 July 2023 | Experts are seeing a puzzling rise in cancer in people younger than 50 that appears biologically different from late-onset cancers… The term “turbo cancers” is commonly used to define aggressive, rapid-onset cancers resistant to treatment–primarily in young, healthy individuals following COVID-19 vaccination. These cases often present in a late stage with metastasis and quickly turn fatal… Dr. Ryan Cole, a pathologist and CEO of Cole Diagnostics told The Epoch Times in a later interview that he first noticed an uptick in certain types of cancers after the vaccine rollout in December 2020 and that he believes that researchers are starting to understand how these cancers are occurring. “Physicians are seeing multiple types of cancers in their day-to-day practices–and in young patient cohorts where you typically don’t see cancer. Although the increase in cancer has been blamed on missed screenings, you know it isn’t due to missed screenings because young people don’t typically get screened,” Dr. Cole said. Cancers are increasing at a rate above what’s expected, and countless doctors and clinicians around the world have confirmed this. Their patients are cancer-free for years, but then after a booster, cancers “pop up,” he said.
Judge Allows Televising of Trump’s Arraignment in Georgia | 23 Aug 2023 | The arraignment of former President Donald Trump in Georgia on charges of election tampering is set to be televised after a judge ruled to allow cameras into the courtroom. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAffee on Aug. 22 agreed to a request by four local television stations to bring cameras into the courtroom to record arraignments, marking the first time that one of President Trump’s criminal proceedings will be televised. McAffee’s order allows recording of video and audio between Aug. 23 and Sept. 8, 2023, which covers the period when Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said she plans to hold the arraignments.
Hunter Biden’s foreign trips to at least 13 countries with then-VP dad revealed in stark detail –Hunter Biden traveled on Air Force Two to Europe, Central America, Africa and Asia after co-founding Rosemont Seneca Partners | 23 Aug 2023 | Hunter Biden traveled to at least 13 countries with his then-vice president father when he was leading his now-defunct firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, a Fox News Digital review found. Video footage, which first aired on Jesse Watters Primetime, along with Secret Service records and messages previously reported from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, show that Hunter, who co-founded Rosemont Seneca in 2009 with Devon Archer and Christopher Heinz, accompanied then-Vice President Joe Biden during official trips to Europe, Central America, Africa and Asia. In April 2010, Hunter proposed meeting state officials in Serbia with his business associate Mark Doyle, who was a registered foreign agent for Serbia at the time, saying he could “catch a ride” with his father — “JRB” — during an official trip to Belgium and Spain.
Quick action! Petition: Release Jordan Peterson from his re-education sentence | 24 Aug 2023 | We, the undersigned, call on the Ontario College of Psychologists to rescind their unreasonable, undemocratic, and punitive decision to sentence Dr. Jordan Peterson to mandatory re-education. It is not a crime to criticize the Prime Minister of a democratic country. We further demand that the College formally apologize to Dr. Peterson for reputational damage done by publishing the erroneous sentence publicly. (If this petition reaches 25,000 signatures, we will physically mail it to the College office). [The petition stands at 83,400 signatures as of the time of this post. Please take a moment to help Dr. Peterson!]
Hospital exec says White race should be made to feel uncomfortable about its ‘Whiteness’: ‘Dangerous’ –The MaineHealth executive claims White people are conditioned to be racist | 23 Aug 2023 | A Maine hospital executive involved in diversity, equity and inclusion hosted an antiracist prayer service that had a group of White people apologize for their internalized racism as White people, according to a video reviewed by Fox News Digital. Ryan Polly is a vice president of DEI at MaineHealth, a hospital system of over 20,000 employees. He has said the hospitals cater to overwhelmingly white patients, which is reflected by local demographics. According to a video reviewed by Fox News Digital, which has since been scrubbed, Polly is shown teaching attendees how to be practitioners of antiracism through a prayer… For example, Polly said that white people acquire “ignorance,” “biases” and “racist thoughts” on the basis of their belonging to a “life of whiteness.” In a portion of the prayer focused on “dismantling the system,” Polly encouraged the white people attending to feel uncomfortable with the messages.
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