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CDC Promotes Lie of Nuclear Survival; Protest Jan 20-21, 2018
by No Nukes
Friday Jan 5th, 2018 9:32 PM
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that on January 16, 2018, it will have a 1 hour session on the “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation” claiming that “Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.” See https://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2018/January2018.htm
This is criminally insane.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that on January 16, 2018, it will have a 1 hour session on the “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation” claiming that “Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.” See https://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2018/January2018.htm

This is criminally insane. There is no surviving a nuclear war as you will die either from the nuclear explosion or from the nuclear winter that follows since the firestorm will cause enough debris to clutter the stratosphere, blocking the sun, making it impossible to grow food, causing mass starvation.

The United States, under Democrat Truman, dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and one on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, to worn the US ally in WW2, the Soviet Union, that the 20th Century was to be the American century. On August 9, 1945, the Soviet Union attacked Japan, as it was scheduled to do, and fought the Japanese for 3 weeks before Japan surrendered. The Japanese people in those 2 cities suffered from radiation sickness for years and thousands died from it. We came within a few seconds of a worldwide nuclear holocaust in 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis when Democrat Kennedy was president. Only a Soviet officer’s decision not to launch a missile prevented the end of all life on earth. We experienced in the 1950s and 1960s constant propaganda about nuclear bomb shelters saving our lives, all a lie.

Nazi Trump is down to 36% support in the polls and this year is a Congressional election year with every House seat and 1/3 of the Senate up for election. Most of the Republicans in the House and many in the Senate will lose their seat because they voted for Trump’s Tax Scam. If the Republicans rob Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to pay for their tax scam this year as they plan to, this will hasten the defeat of lots of Republicans. In addition, we now have Trump’s attorney general openly attacking cannabis, which legalization is supported by 64% of Americans. It is another major election issue since the lies about cannabis are now apparent to most people and the sale of legal cannabis is a big jobs program and the tax on legal cannabis is a big revenue producer for cities and states, starved for federal funds for housing and all other basic needs. Third, the December 2017 jobs report was not good since only 148,000 jobs were created instead of the 190,000 expected. The retail sector lost 20,000 jobs in December, the height of the Money Season. See https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/05/us-nonfarm-payrolls-december-2017.html The real unemployment rate is 21.7%, depression level. See http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

George Bush, Jr. was also low in the polls before the ruling class engineered the 9/11 Inside Job, a pretext for war, which allowed the capitalist class to perpetrate the illegal invasion of Afghanistan to steal Caspian Sea oil and the mineral riches of Afghanistan and then illegally invade Iraq for its oil. That aided in his re-election in 2004, as people actually though of Bush, Jr. as a war hero, although Bush, Jr. still had to commit the same election fraud he did in 2000, namely tossing the black vote in contested states, to win. If you are still not clear on the fact that the bombings and controlled demolition of 9/11/01 was an Inside Job, see the excellent video http://loosechange911.com/

Bush’s tossing of the black vote in contested states is the same election fraud Trump’s gang committed in 2016 to win. A war is good for boosting ratings of failed presidencies and parties and clearly the Republicans hope it will prevent the loss of their current Republican majority in the House and Senate, which is guaranteed if they continue on their same path, destroying the economy every chance they get. Just as the US created the now admitted non-existent Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964, under Democrat Johnson, as a pretext for bombing North Vietnam and escalating the war against Vietnam, so too will an incident be created to claim that the US was attacked so it had to strike back, making Trump a war hero to many Americans. Of course, if Trump uses a nuclear weapon, there is no more life on earth.

Both the Democrat and Republican parties are staunchly pro-war, with the entire Congress giving Trump $700 billion for war, more than he asked for. If you want peace, you have to support Peace & Freedom or the Green Party. You can register online at: https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US
For more information, see
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/
http://www.cagreens.org/
http://www.gp.org

We also need lots of anti-nuclear war and anti-nuclear power signs at our Women’s Marches for peace and in support of abortion, legalized 1/22/73 with Roe v Wade, during the weekend of January 20-21, 2018. See the following listings and pick one to attend at:
https://www.indybay.org/calendar/event_week.php?day=20&month=1&year=2018&topic_id=0®ion_id=0&news_item_status_restriction=0
and
https://www.indybay.org/calendar/event_week.php?day=21&month=1&year=2018&topic_id=0®ion_id=0&news_item_status_restriction=0