Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Open Letter To Fifth Fleet Command-Bahrain

Dear Stephen James:

I am writing as a citizen of the United States of America who believes transparency, honesty even when it hurts is the best policy. As the husband of a wife who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer which I attribute to our close proximity to the problem plagued Military/Commercial Indian Point reactors owned by Entergy, it is my belief that citizens have the right to FULL DISCLOURE of all radiation leaks, even when those leaks run contrary to our Military's Operational Security...I do not believe in acceptable collateral damage in the name of nuclear convenience or National Military Superiority when the killer is invisible, and affects people years after the event that contaminated the person or area has left the scene, cannot be held accountable. Having a great familiarity with the Gaseous Diffusions Plants, being involved in the Anti Nuclear Movement now for decades, am too familiar with the means used by our government, the DOE, and DOD to do anything within their power to distance death away from the nuclear contaminants that caused it.

I provide this explanation as a means of setting the stage for the questions I am about to put forth on the USS Hartford Collision with the USS New Orleans that resulted in a 18 foot diameter hole being torn/ripped, smashed or punched into the Hull, doing significant damage to the ship, and contaminating the potable water of the world with the significant spill of some 25,000 gallons of deisel into the Straight of Hormuz.

For those of us that do a lot of Googling, the Storyline being put out by the NAVY's Press/Propaganda machine is not adding up. The visible damage we have been shown, the additional details slowly getting out paint a picture of a near catastrophic accident between these two vessels. The Press Releases (IMO) are meant to deceive, meant to distract people and the press away from the truth. Someone has very carefully stated to the media that there is no harm to the USS Hartford's Nuclear Propulsion System. That is like me driving a Chevy Vega into a brick wall and announcing to the world the tires are in perfect working order. The question, or one of them is, and should be , "is it true that cracks were discovered in the reactor cooling pipes? Checking with some friends of mine, including someone that used to do underwater welding, and has extensive knowledge in the nuclear industry have come to the conclusion that the USS Hartford cannot have been involved in the collision that it had with the USS New Orleans without doing significant, even fatal damage to the piping system that provides reactor cooling.

Those suspicions on my part were/are born out by reports coming from local sources in Bahrain that the Navy has been presented with requests for water sampling from underneath the Nuclear Submarine too ascertain the severity of radioactive leaks.

1. Did the collision between USS Hartford and the USS New Orleans (this includes all events leading up too, during and after [after to be construed as ongoing until the vessels have been repaired and returned to active service] result in the release (in any fashion or by any means) of any radioactive materials (solid, liquid, gas,particle or other means of distribution) into the environment, including within the confines of the submarine, or into the totality of the environment outside of the Submarine.

2. Were any members of the crew, other members of the military (both domestic and foreign) or civilians exposed (in any fashion, and to any limits no matter how small) to radioactive exposures of any type or kind? Please identify by number how many people were exposed, means of exposure and/or ingestion, and the amounts of exposure.

3. Are there on going and/or continuing releases of radiation contamination, and further, what tests are being conducted to test the structural stability of each and every connection, weld joint and pipe within the Cooling System.

A careful review of the photographs so far released to the public show damage to the plane, sail and other exterior structures of the USS Hartford, including but not limited to some serious damage and buckling of plating. Collisions of this nature have obvious damages, and invisible damages that are not discernible to the hidden eye, sometimes weakened welds that cannot be seen even by the most practiced professionals and engineers. In the name of CREW SAFETY, what steps are being taken during the course of investigation and repair to locate, identify and repair these hidden damages that exist on both Naval Vessels? Some additional questions:

1. How thick was the Armor Plate on the USS New Orleans at the point of impact? Further, how far into the USS New Orleans did forward progress carry the USS Hartford. Does the diameter of the point of entry, coupled with the depth of travel/interior damage coincide with the 7 knots/20 knots speed reports that are now out in the public domain?

2. Were any structural beams and/or interior support systems damaged in either or both of these vessels, and if yes, please specifically identify these damages.

3. The sail on the USS Hartford appears to have not only been bent, but actually torn from the hull of the submarine. This indicates numerous problems including a bent periscope(s) as well as the possible damage of the door that would open into the control room. Please describe the damages with specificity.

Early rumors and articles that have appeared on the Internet make it clear that the accident was/is far more significant than the Navy has admitted to the American Populace, admitted to the families of those serving on these vessels. One has to wonder if the USS Hartford can ever be made safe enough to sail again, can be made safe enough even too sail back to America...simply stated, there are too many unanswered questions, and it would be unconscionable to risk the lives of our American Sailors, asking them too board a sub that is not RIGHT, asking them to risk their lives, risk exposure to cancer causing radioactive contaminants just to limp home a critically injured, perhaps all but dead submarine.

Figures being tossed around have a low ball estimate for repair sitting at around $25 Million, and going North from there. The Fifth Fleet flew and emergency damage assessment/repair crew out of Hawaii to the tune (as we understand it) of 17 Engineers and other staff, with supposedly 24 more following them later this week. That is a MASSIVE team for TEMPORARY repairs. When you realize the hole in the USS New Orleans is almost half the size of the one terrorist blew into the side of the USS Cole, and you realize just how serious this accident is, and have to question the ability of either vessel to safely make it home under their own power. What if any steps are being considered right now to use other alternative means to return these ships to their home ports for repair and/or retirement from the fleet?

Lastly, I point out that I made a formal Allegation on 3/23/2009 that was summarily dismissed, not because it lacked merit, but because it was inconvenient to Operation Security, or more appropriately, it asked questions that the NAVY does not want out into the open arena as it would hurt the image of the Nuclear Navy, hurt the image of the nuclear industry. My question...it is SOP to dismiss the legitimate and well founded complaints of American Citizens when they follow the proper protocol, bring their concerns to the Navy's Office of Inspector General?

USS Hartford Nuclear Sub...The PLOT THICKENS....Can We Say Operational Security?

The plot thickens...the Navy is scrambling to figure out just what they are willing to share with the Green Nuclear Underground while at the same time maintaining Operational Security in Theatre...in short, they are lying to US or LYING TO THEM (Bahrain) about the severity of the damage too the USS Hartford Nuclear Submarine. Lt. Shaen Robertson is working on finding me some answers, but feel very confident in stating to my readers that the Nuclear Submarine USS Hartford IS LEAKING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS OF SOME KIND. As is the case with all areas of government, you have to ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, then draw your own intelligent conclusions based upon the presentation of the facts, or lack thereof.
TWITTER THIS STORY USS Hartford Has Nuclear Leaks? http://tinyurl.com/cssy7z

1. The story put out to the press..."There is no damage to the NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEM." Sounds good, it is meant to, meant too see you (or reporters) lose interest, let the story die. Lets look at Nuclear Propulsion:

nuclear propulsion
The use of energy released by a nuclear reaction to provide thrust directly, as distinct from nuclear-electric propulsion.1 A nuclear propulsion system derives its thrust from the products of nuclear fission or fusion, and was first seriously studied by Stanislaw Ulam and Frederick de Hoffman in 1944 as a spinoff of their work on the Manhattan Project.

During the quarter-century following World War II, the Atomic Energy Commission (superceded by the Department of Energy in 1974) worked with various federal agencies on a series of nuclear engine projects, culminating in NERVA.2 One way to achieve nuclear propulsion is to heat a working fluid by pumping it through a nuclear reactor, then let the fluid expand through a nozzle. Considering that nuclear fission fuel contains more than a million times as much energy per unit mass as chemical fuel does, this sounds promising. But the approach is limited by the temperature at which a reactor and key components of a rocket, such as a nozzle, can operate.

The best working fluid to use is hydrogen, because it is the lightest substance and therefore, at any given temperature, consists of the fastest-moving particles. Chemical rockets cannot produce hydrogen as an exhaust because hydrogen is not the sole product of any practical chemical reaction. With unlimited nuclear power, however, it is not necessary to react or burn anything; instead, hydrogen gas could simply be heated inside a nuclear reactor and then ejected as a high-speed exhaust. This was the idea of the NERVA project. Other concepts in nuclear propulsion have
sought to circumvent the temperature limitation inherent in circulating the working fluid around a reactor by harnessing the power of runaway nuclear reactions.

Among the most important historically of these has been the nuclear pulse rocket, designs of which were developed for Project Orion and Project Daedalus. See also antimatter propulsion. NASA has recently revitalized interest in nuclear propulsion with its Project Prometheus. One of the possible systems that could be developed in the future by NASA as part of Project Prometheus is based on the idea of microwave-induced fusion propulsion.

To get to the meat of the issue, you have to understand that the Military (in this case the Navy) loves splitting hairs in the name of Operational Security...especially if they NEED TO HIDE SOMETHING BIG. The Nuclear Propulsion system is NOT THE REACTOR, nor (pay attention) the Nuclear Reactors COOLING SYSTEM. Water in, water out....a very simple explanation of a complex issue...we will explain in another post why we believe the Cooling System on the USS Hartdord (among other things) is severly COMPROMISED...that is tech talk for FUCKED.

2. Now, ask the follow up question of Lt. Robertson, "The NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEM IS FINE, what about the reactor itself, and the extensive system of pipes and values that are the reactor's COOLING SYSTEM?" Dead silence for about ten seconds followed by, "The Nuclear Propulsion System is fine.

"That's not what I asked about Lt. Robertson, I asked about the Cooling System, I asked if the reports are true about water sampling being done UNDER THE HULL to ascertain the significance of the radiation leaks (yes, plural). UH, ummm, uhhhh, hmmmm, again, the Nuclear Propulsion System is fine.

Where we are right now...I have given Lt. Robertson a very specific list of questions I want answered...I am convinced there is an exclusionary zone around this incident. He "his words" is going to find out just what questions they (Navy High Brass) can and will answer and in what fashion and have someone return my call as soon as possible.

This is a BLOGOSPHERE SCOOP folks, and a story every Anti Nuclear person needs to get to the bottom of, Operational Security be damned....their blanket of secrecy is already failing, and the Military/Commercial Nuclear Renaissance people want this story STUFFED! We cannot let that happen, so I am asking everyone on my contact trees to forward this to all your friends. Post it up on the internet....we NEED SOME VIRAL SNOOPERS awakened.

ASK Your own questions America! Lt. Robertson 1(703) 697 5342

I will be listing my questions to Lt. Robertson in a soon to be released blog entry. BRIEF UPDATE...seems that Lt. Robertson's bosses (Senior Officers) are wanting to use the time difference between here and Bahrain to buy themselves 12 hours....why is this not surprising.

USS Hartford Nuclear Propulsion System Leaking Radioactivity...Is Reactor DAMAGED...

The USS Hartford docked at Mina Salman pier has apparently been surrounded with protective booms as local Public Commission for the Protection of Fisheries, Environment and Wildlife Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa issued orders for the officials concerned to follow up on the environmental impact the incident may have on Bahrain. It was first thought that this piece of information concerned the 25,000 of Light Crude/Diesel that the USS New Orleans spilled when a 16-18 diamter hole was punched into its hull...it now turns out there could be far more worrisome issues.

It seems that Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa wants WATER SAMPLES from under the Nuclear Fast Attack Sub USS Hartford to ascertain the severity of the RADIOACTIVE LEAK!

He said that officials are monitoring the situation with the US Navy regional environment affairs co-ordinator and Mutual Emergency (MEMAC) and Bahrain port authorities after the vessels were transferred to Bahrain waters for maintenance work.

"We ensured containing the environmental impact from the oil leaks with the use of rubber booms," said the spokesman.

He said that the public commission requested the US Navy to be provided with samples from under the submarine to be analysed as soon as possible at one of the neutral labs in the region.

"The move aimed at establishing the level of the radioactive leak," said the spokesman.

He said that Bahrain authorities also requested an urgent report on procedures that ensure safeguarding marine environment and the health of the workers during maintenance work on the submarine in Bahrain.

"The public commission, in co-ordination with the Royal Navy, learnt that the submarine's fuel was not affected from the collision," said the spokesman.

"The US Navy regional environment affairs co-ordinator also assured us in an urgent reply that the submarine contains measuring and early dedication equipment to monitor any leak of nuclear fuel." (These are the same hallow false propaganda reports the NRC gives us all the time...same thing we heard when Indian Point leaked 100,000 of tritium laced water into the Hudson River, the same excuses they give to deny their guilt in my wife's cancer...what is the real truth MC2 Kirby?)

"We would like to assure all Bahrain residents that the situation is being closely monitored by the authorities concerned." My suggestion to the citizens of Bahrain...TRUST BUT VERIFY as Mr. Reagan used to say...the Nuclear Navy is not above giving you FAKE WATER SAMPLES....have your own divers collect the samples.

This blog contacted Naval Operations, and several people REFUSED COMMENT, one person saying, "we cannot discuss that matter." After much persistence I was told I would have to speak to one PAO Ed Siegler...so far, the man has not bothered to respond to the inquiry. So tell us the TRUTH Mr. Seigler...is the USS Hartford leaking radioactive materials, and if so, how significant is the damage to the nuclear propulsion system? For other news sources that get better response than us bloggers get, you can reach Mr. Siegler at (202)433-2678 or by cell at (703)609-7996 If you get anything, let us know.

To Preserve Nuclear Renaissance, Navy Hides Worst Non Fatal Nuclear Sub Accident In Maritime History...The Straight of Hormuz USS Hartford FILE

If you ever wondered how much control our Pentagon exercises over our supposed America Free Press, wonder NO MORE. We see and hear only what our Government wants us to see, and the proof can be found in the cloak of SCECRACY that has been thrown around the MASSIVE COLLISION of the USS Hartford Nuclear Fast Attack Sub with the MONSTER WAR SHIP the USS New Orleans...can hear the Military Crowd now accusing me of YELLOW JOURNALISM as was done when I first reported on this story. Let me be clear...the Collission of these two Naval Vessels is possibly as close as we will ever come to sinking two American Naval Vessels, one of them a nuclear submarine...and all through our Military's own ingnorance and poor troop performance. Well done Nuclear Navy, you must be so proud of the exclusionary zone you have thrown around this almost Chernobyl event...at least now Admiral Skip Bowman can stop his lie of the nuclear Navy never having a serious accident?

This blogger cannot prove it, but I am officially stating for the record that it is my belief that SERIOUS DAMAGE was done too the Propulsion System of the USS Harford. Hyperbole you say...I believe this enough that I am going to go over the head of the Naval Inspector General who dismissed my first complaint within half and hour of my filing it, and going to both the Pentagon and White House. Who was at the Helm that this much damage was done to these two vessels? Also, why are you still keeping the significance of the damage out of the media...what are we at so...well North of $25 Million?

The USS Hartford hit the USS New Orleans with SUCH FORCE that it almost sheared off its own sail, ripping it along the entire length of its seam, and doing significant damage to the plane. The USS Hartford was under water at the time of the collision with the New Orleans...this was NO BUMP...what makes me believe this? The sixteen foot diameter hole in the Hull of the USS New Orleans. Let me repeat that...the SIXTEEN FOOT HOLE IN THE HULL OF THE SHIP. The sub rolled itself at least 85 degrees before freeing itself, and the USS New Orleans had to be saved from capsizing, suffering INTERNAL SHIP DAMAGE. This explains the injuries suffered by ten percent of the Hartford's crew. Where are some first hand accounts of this crash? I mean lets be real, a car chase brings out six heliocopters and four FOX News crews....this should still be breaking news at six PM.

As this message is being written, over two dozen special team members have been flown over to make EMERGENCY in theatre repairs as the US NAVY hopes to repair the two vessels enough to LIMP THEM HOME under their own power....especially since it seems impossible right now to get the Nuclear Sub back home to America except under its own power...which raises another question....what if I am right in my belief that there has been damage done to the NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEM? Lastly, should the National News media be sitting on such a HUGE STORY, keeping the truth from the American public? Think about it people...a Nuclear Class attack sub SLAMS into a war ship, its three hundred foot length carrying enough speed to pierce the ARMOR PLATING of a warships hull, punching this mighty ship of the sea to create a sixteen foot hole in it...think about that for a moment...a 240 square foot hole opened to the rushing waters of the Hormuz, a Middle East Titanic almost in the Middle East...imagine the political implications of sinking both a war ship and nuclear sub in the Straight of Hormuz.
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The U.S. Navy submarine and U.S. amphibious ship that collided in the Strait of Hormuz March 20, have been undergoing extensive engineering and damage assessments since pulling into Bahrain March 21.

Engineering and technical experts arrived in Bahrain to assess the damage to USS Hartford (SSN 768) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18). They will augment Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) Detachment Bahrain. These are not just Engineering and technical experts, but the BEST AMERICA HAS...they are there trying to save a submarine, and the USS New Orleans.

Twelve Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) personnel and two Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) experts are assessing the damage to Hartford and New Orleans and have begun initial in-theater repairs.

While overall damage to both ships is being evaluated, investigators believe Hartford rolled approximately 85 degrees during the collision. That is one MOTHERING FUCKING HIT for a NUCLEAR SUB...there is STRUCTURAL DAMAGE that has to have had an affect on the nuclear propulsion drive.

Despite the roll, engineering investigations have confirmed the propulsion plant of the submarine was unaffected by this collision. As if they would admit any different? The sub drive through A SHIPS HULL, punched a 16 foot diameter hole in it, but EVERYTHING IS FINE? However, Hartford sustained damage to its sail and periscope, as well as the port bow plane.

New Orleans suffered a ruptured fuel tank. Divers have determined the resulting hole is approximately 16 by 18 feet in size. There was also interior damage to two ballast tanks.

In addition to the engineering efforts, two formal investigations are currently underway: a Safety Investigation and a Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN) Investigation. So why was my formally filed citizen complain to the Naval Inspector General Dismissed...everything I alleged is being born out TO BE TRUE, including the lying and coverup. Capt. Craig Kleint, the Dock Landing Ship (LSD) Class Squadron commodore has been appointed as the investigating officer (IO) for the JAGMAN investigation. A senior O-6 submarine officer has been named as the senior member of the Safety Instigation Review, but his name is not releasable until the investigation has been completed.

The Safety Investigation Board is appointed to identify hazards and their causal factors in serious incidents. Their report is an essential tool to identify causes to prevent recurrence.

The JAGMAN investigation is intended to provide a critical and objective overview of what, happened. Kleint, a nuclear-trained surface warfare officer, is joined by a post-command submarine officer. They are supported by a three-person legal team.

Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and Naval Submarine Forces (SUBFOR) are providing extensive support to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) for the Safety Investigation Board and JAGMAN investigation team.

Both investigations have a 30-day initial timeline, but extensions may be granted if more time is needed to complete the investigation process. SURE, BUY TIME, THEN QUIETLY RELEASE THE REPORT LATE ON A FRIDAY.

Hartford and New Orleans were on regularly scheduled deployments to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations conducting maritime security operations (MSO) when the accident occurred.

(Source: Navy News Service)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Many Groups Including MoveOn.org Selling Souls To Be Obamaniacs

Hello...remember BRING OUR TROOPS HOME? Remember our backing President Obama because he promised to have our troops home within 18 months. Instead, we have seen Barack Obama selling out to the Military Machine, are watching as he commits us to ANOTHER WAR in the name of Democracy building...does that sound familier? So the question is, where are the BIG PLAYERS in the Anti War Movement? They are embarassing SILENT, more interested in paying lip service to Obama's anal cavity that standing up for their beliefs, in holding Obama to his promise of bring our troops home.

Moveon.org...seems their members have abandoned the War Effort, focusing instead of Socialist Medicine for 12-25 Million Illegal Aliens and their 4.5 million anchor babies. Their morally bankrupt and corrupted members were recently polled on their priorities for 2009, and Afghanistan didn’t make the cut. The fact that their MESSIAH is merely moving troops from one theatre too another is no concern to them, worries about Depleted Uranium poisoning Americans soldiers and civilians alike no longer an issue as they sell their souls to ride in the Obama Bus.

United for Change, spent $600,000 on TV ads against the Iraq War in the summer of 2007. “Americans United for Change doesn’t plan to comment on President Obama’s new strategy,” a spokesperson for the group, Lauren Weiner, has said. Care to share with us why that is Ms. Lauren...is it true that Obama said pretty please when he asked you to sit on your powder?

Jon Soltz, head of VoteVets came out in support of Obama’s Afghan strategy.

Curious MoveOn.org, United for Change...How fast will the body bags have to start stacking up for you to speak up against Obama the War Hawk?

NRC Commissioners Under Investigation FOR DBT Fixing

Greetings Anti Nuke Friends...This is an all hands on deck moment, our chance to hand the entire group of Commissioners a serious gut punch for CHEATING when it comes to the DBT. I was (which is not unusual) upset when I learned the Commissioners had once again voted against staff recommendations regarding the strengthening of the DBT (Design Basis Threat) document which dictates what weapons a licensee must be capable of defending against.

I did what I usually do...fired off a scathing ACCUSATION which outlined some of what I know to be a fact, pointing out why I knew the Commissioners were worshipping at the Nuclear Temple of Taint at NEI. Good news...the Inspector Generals Office has informed me that they are going to investigate my allegations, want to set up a time to interview me further on my allegations.

This is where all you in the Anti Nuclear Arena come in, and can become involved. ANYTHING related to REACTOR SECURITY (which if you think about it is ALMOST everything) and the DBT that you want addressed email to me via this email. I am specifically interested in instances where you feel the Commissioners have cheated on the DBT, or have ignored your CONCERNS and ALLEGATIONS regarding the DBT and security issues. IE, force on force exercises. claims that the DBT is inadequate, instances where they have refused to address your concerns regarding the DBT, especially as relates to LICENSE RENEWAL. Think Mothers for Peace, think creating a huge MONSTER PROBLEM for the NRC, think of this as an opportunity to get rid of the likes of Dale Klein.

Bring Our Troops Home...Blog Launch

American Soldiers in distant lands...what does that have to do with the Military Commercial Nuclear industry...everything. Think Depleted Uranium, think tactical nukes, think Nuclear Subs like the USS Hartford that smashed into the USS New Orleans, almost sinking it, ripping off its own sail in the process. It is for this reason we share with our readers today the official launch of Bring Our Troops Home blog, the temporary home of TroopsHome.org.

American Trainers Slaughtered By Aghanistan Troops as Cborg Robotics War Heats Up

First, welcome to the temporary home of Troops Home.org...we hope to launch a full blown web site once some operating funds come in.

On MSNBC this morning, it was announced that two USA troops had been killed in Afghanistan this past Friday by Afghanistan Taliban Troops...this does not bode well moving forward.

March 29th, 2009 11:01 pm
Trainers killed by Afghan soldier identified

and Stripes

The U.S. military has identified two trainers killed Friday by an Afghan National Army soldier.

Lt. Florence B. Choe, 35, of El Cajon, Calif., and Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV, 26, of Narragansett, R.I., died Friday when the insurgent opened fire on personnelassigned to Combined Security Transition Command — Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan.

Since the invasion of Iraq, have done a good job of supporting our troops even if I did not support the war, or Bush's decision to fight it...I am reaching a point where I am no longer sure I can continue to SUPPORT our troops. Re-enlistment according to news reports is up, which means these soldiers are now willingly doing three, four, even five tours (this excludes those who through stop gap are being forced against their will to serve). Worse, many of them are encouraging young men and women to enlist...that is an unforgivable sin.

It is disturbing to see Barack Obama embracing the same concepts of Nation Building that tainted the Bush years...it is policy I do not, cannot and will not agree with. It is not the place of America to be out spreading Freedom, it is a waste of both American blood and treasure we as a nation cannot afford to spend. We have our own insurgency on our Southern Border, we have over 12 million illegal alien insurgents, sleeper cells infesting and weakening the very fabric of America right here at home, need our troops here protecting America, rather than dying in some foreign land. I want to see our Soldiers home on leave speaking up against a wrong policy, a wrong war, do not want them speaking out in our schools and on college campuses encouraging our young men and women to enlist...it amounts to Death Recruiting, lying in the name of Satan himself...honorable men do not encourage our children to sacrifice their lives for wrong wars.

At 53, history begins to repeat itself, the images of Vietnam War protests flickering across my mind as a restless Main Street wrestles with themselves, wanting to support our troops, growing weary of never ending conflict. With the launching of this blog, with the purchase of the Domain Name http://www.troopshome.org/ I have made up my own mind...the time has come to pull the plug, the time has come to organize the opposition, unite with those who oppose this American Aggression.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Nuclear Renaissance Dying on Vine As America Sees Through NEI Funded Propaganda Campaign

The nuclear industry and NEI are livid as they watch their dearly beloved Nuclear Renaissance and all the FREE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS that come with it withering, dying on the vine as America begins to see through the six year full court press Propaganda Campaign NEI carried out to do away with and discredit the Anti Nuclear Grassroots. We are still here, still standing toe to toe with the industry, and the tide is beginning to turn. A carefully orchestrated Pro Green Nuclear Advertising Tsunami failed to drown out our voices, and people are waking up too some very important reasons why NUCLEAR WILL NOT WORK, key among them described in just two words...Time and Money.

The proposal to include nuclear power in the Kyoto Protocol CDM is currently being discussed at the UN Climate talks in Poznan These talks coincide with a run of bad news for the nuclear industry that makes its claims of clean cheap power even harder to justify. Following the news of soaring costs for the European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) in France and Finland and in the estimated budgets for reactors planned in the US, came the news that South-Africa – till now seen as one of the most promising candidates for a so-called nuclear “renaissance” – is backing off for a while: the planned French reactors are simply too expensive. (TOO EXPENSIVE, backing off...sounds like TIME AND MONEY.)

Sometimes in life, timing is everything, and for the nuclear energy industry the crashing of Wall Street, the two trillion (so far) in bailouts paid for with taxpayer dollars could not have occurred at a worse time. Simply stated, a Nuclear Renaissance, the deployment of a new American Fleet of nuclear reactors requires Energy Subsidy compliments of our taxes in numbers that are STAGGERING in normal times, completely unacceptable when America sits perched on the edge of financial ruin. A Nuclear Renaissance must have a willing populace ready to give reactor owners and the nuclear industry at least $3 trillion dollars, and that figure could quickly soar to at least $9 Trillion, even more if we factor in the costs to be incurred with the wrongful even criminal deployment of GNEP. Congress knows America will not tolerate the tab that NEI wants us to pick up for their renaissance, or more appropriately, resuscitation.

The other reality that is causing Nuclear to wither on the vine as a viable contributor to solving Global Warming...the nuclear industry cannot deliver, cannot deploy enough reactors to make a difference in a timely fashion. The NRC has put dozens of communities at risk by rubber stamping the license renewal applications of America's crumbling fleet of reactors...it was deemed in our best National Interest to RISK 20 more years of operation for failing reactors...we can all hope and pray that the Blind Trust the NRC has placed in the industry's ability to keep these nuclear monsters bandaged together works, but those 20 years will fail to buy the nuclear industry what they need...time, and lots of it. (see below excerpt from Dale Klein Speech)

  • Let me begin with the current fleet of nuclear power plants, and the issue of life extensions. As many of you know, about half the current U.S. fleet has received or is in the process of applying for a 20-year license renewal. Many—perhaps most—of today’s commercial nuclear plants, therefore, could have another 20 years of operation. But then what do we do? One of the most challenging projects under way at the NRC right now is asking whether these plants could continue to operate safely from 60 years until… well, we don’t actually know what the technical operating limits of these plants are. And that is the point. In February, the NRC co-sponsored a conference with the Department of Energy to begin figuring out what questions we would need to answer to consider life extensions for plants beyond 60 years. We are only in the early stages, but so far we have determined that there are several areas that we need to closely examine. These include: (It is note here, that the NRC decided to rubber stamp license renewal applications to give the industry until 2050 to get its act together, and deploy REPLACEMENT reactors for America's aging fleet...Dale Klein's admission here that the NRC staff's MOST CHALLENGING project is finding ways to push the life span of these reactors beyond 60 years show us the TRUE FAILURE OF THE INDUSTRY, proves they cannot meet their promised deployment schedules in a timely fashion, cannot HELP AMERICA solve Global Warming.)

  • Neutron Embrittlement
    Annealing/Analysis of Reactor Vessel
    Thermal Fatigue
    Qualification of Components
    Chemical control programs; and
    Transition to
    Digital I&C

  • No doubt, we will learn as we go along, and perhaps add other issues to that list as we move forward. But I think this list gives you an indication of how complex this issue is—and at least to me, fascinating. As I said, we are only beginning this process, but I do want to add one other point. No matter what the science ultimately leads us to conclude about the feasibility of life extensions beyond 60 years—and I certainly have no intention of prejudging the issue—we will accumulate a vast amount of extremely important information. The data we collect, and the scientific and engineering questions we answer, will contribute to the NRC’s ongoing efforts to implement a risk-informed and performance-based approach to licensing and regulation. Refining and improving our probabilistic risk assessments will enable us to understand, license, and regulate the plants of the future that much more effectively.

To put nuclear where it wants to go, to make them (if they are right) where they want to be in playing a part in reducing CO2, in helping to solve Global Warming, they need to deploy some 200 Nuclear Reactors here in America, a total of 4000 of them world wide by the year 2050. DO the math...just here in America that requires the Nuclear Industry completing and starting up FOUR REACTORS. Right now there is only one company in the entire world that can make a key component of these new reactors. Additionally, there is a huge and increasing worker shortage problem staring the industry in the face...even addressing these and other issues takes time that the industry does not have.

There is an effort to revitalize college programs that will educate and train a new Nuclear Work Force...they cannot produce enough qualified applicants to meet the demand that all these new reactors would create, and for at least the next 15 years, would have trouble filling the positions available at current nuclear facilities as the aging work force retires. It will take 10-15 years to build the necessary manufacturing infrastructure necessary to meet the kind of nuclear demand for new reactor builds that the NEI and World Nuclear are pushing for. No reactor has ever come in on time, and on budget. Being generous, from start to finish it is going to take at least five years per reactor (being WAY GENEROUS HERE)to build a reactor...add to that at least three years to get a permit though and approved (there will be litigation and legal fights for every permit), and we are looking at maybe 2020-2025 before the first NEW BUILD REACTORS start appearing on the American Map. NRC worker shortages, a shortage of ON SITE inspectors will slow the process down even further...as we speak, the worker shortage at the NRC is getting so severe that they are deliberating GREEN LIGHTING reactor inspections at current licensed facilities to free up the required extra inspectors at sites who have had issues...a perfect example of this is Indian Point owned by Entergy.

Time is money, money that we will have to come up with...if you look at the rules the nuclear industry has SNUCK INTO LAW, we the taxpayers will have to pay for ALL THE COST OVERRUNS when the industry gets bogged down. Their hope...stop litigation against their strong armed tactics. Forced nuclear is not an option. Face it NEI, you are losing momentum, and with it your last chance at saving this failing industry...YUCCA MOUNTAIN is gone, and now the DOE, NRC and NEI are so desperate to get a storage facility, any storage facility up and running that they are trotting out the same old game they tried with Low Level Radioactive Waste. Regional Temporary storage facilities...HELLO, IT IS A SCAM.

Nuclear power opponents argue that the industry shouldn't expect or need government support, some fifty years into its existence. In a hotel conference room populated mostly with gray-suited older white men (THINK WALL STREET BAILOUT!), industry executives repeatedly called for an expansion of federal loan guarantees for new nuclear plants. (OVER FIFTY PERCENT LOAN FAILURE RATE on the Nuclear Loans made for the first generation of reactors...let us NOT REPEAT HISTORY.)

Early on in the conference, NEI president and CEO Frank L. "Skip" Bowman said, "We use loan guarantees in this country to support ship building, steel making, student loans, rural electrification, affordable housing, construction of critical transportation infrastructure, and for many other purposes. Please don't tell me that America's electric infrastructure is any less important." He added, "I wish someone would tell me when the word 'subsidy' became a slur, a four-letter word. ... What is there of value in American life that is not subsidized, to some extent?" (No other industry has gotten the amount of GOVERNMENT WELFARE that the Nuclear Industry has recieved, and after 50 years, they are still a failing industry...furthermore, look at the example he used...they are PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE. NEI, Skip Bowman and the nuclear industry want us to TAKE ALL THE FINANCIAL RISKS to build their PRIVATELY OWNED RUN FOR PROFIT REACTORS! Meanwhile, when they screw up (and they will) and there is another CHERNOBYL, we will be left with the TRILLION DOLLAR CLEAN UP TAB thanks to the Price Anderson Act.

America, here is TRUTH...what the DOE and NEI hope, is they can fool one, two, up to four communities into playing host to what is supposed to be a temporary storage facility. Once they get you under contract, they get Congress to pass a law making YOUR COMMUNITY IT, IT beign the national repository for all the nuclear SHIT.

Look at any part of the nuclear fuel cycle, and you see FAILURE, and as these failures mount, TIME becomes more and more an issue. DOE's MOX facility that is not even working yet just lost its ONLY CUSTOMER, Billions of American Tax dollars down the toilet. Classifying Depleted Uranium as a future use resource bought the NRC a quarter of a century, but now the time has come to DEAL WITH THE WASTE...they have NO PLACE TO PUT IT, so now they want to reclassify the waste as the least dangerous in the world. FALSE...in fact, Depleted Uranium gets more and more dangerous as the decay process creates far more dangerous daughter chains of cancer causing radiation. Again, the industry and agency meant to oversee it have failed, and are running out of options and time and they know it.

With each passing say and week, the failures of the industry are mounting. America is not willing to go for nuclear until they can PROVE they can deal with their waste streams, and short of picking a part of America to act as a SACRIFICE ZONE (think Marshall Islands), the nuclear industry cannot safely deal with their waste streams, have no way of putting the nuclear genie back in the bottle.
March 25, 3:38 PM (Full Article)

After some fleeting references during the recently concluded presidential election campaign, any mention of expanding the nation's nuclear power generating capacity seems to have vanished. The "nuclear" in the proposed 2010 Federal Budget is for continued research on storage and disposal of waste, securing weapons and the destruction of warheads. The preliminary budget outline for the next ten years (2010 through 2019) calls for spending $15 billion per year on renewable energies for both research and implementation by way of subsidies and direct investment. The funding is to come from the proposed "cap and trade" permits greenhouse gas emissions that will be "sold" by the federal government. The renewables mentioned include but are not limited to wind, solar, geothermal and biomass. Nuclear power research or implementation is not found.

Currently, about 89% of US electrical generation comes from 3 sources: 49% from coal, 21% from nuclear and 19% from natural gas. At present, wind generation contributes about 2%, geothermal 0.3% and solar 0.004%. The other major source is hydroelectric power at around 6%.

In France, 78% of electrical power generation is from nuclear; Belgium is 54%; Republic of Korea (South Korea) is 39%, etc down to China that generates about 2% of their total electricity from nuclear plants. Interestingly, of the 29 nuclear plants currently being built around the world, 15 are in Asia with 7 in India and 4 in China. There are currently 435 plants worldwide with 103 in the US followed by France with 59, Japan with 55 and Russia with 31.

In the US, there are 26 applications to built nuclear power generating plants. The last plant to be placed on line was in 1996 based on an application entered in the 1970s. The approval process is estimated at 15 to 20 years and plants, depending on their capacity and location and expected length of time for approval can cost from $5 billion to $12 billion dollars. Most need to be backed by government loan guarantees of privately arranged financing. Included in plant costs are reserve funds for storage and transportation of any nuclear waste and eventual decommissioning and clean up.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Reads Green Nuclear Underground...Do You?

So who is WATCHING Green Nuclear Underground, and is there a why to it?
A Message from Our CEO

Marcia Silvermanby Marcia Silverman
CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

More than a quarter century ago, David Ogilvy shaped our firm's foundation. Not only are we steeped in his philosophy, creativity and commitment to our clients and employees, but we also incorporate his legendary approach to branding in the work we do each day. We are extremely proud of this heritage and the partnerships we have forged with some of the world's leading companies and organizations, including BP, Pfizer, LG Electronics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Unilever, the American Chemistry Council and LexisNexis.

As a 27-year veteran of Ogilvy PR, I am constantly amazed and impressed by the people I work with and the qualities they possess and I am not alone. These qualities have been recognized in the industry and by our peers. From "Buzz Factor" to “Who Would you Hire in a Crisis” to "Who Would You Hire as Your Next Agency," Ogilvy ranked atop every list of PRWeek’s third Agency Excellence Survey.

Everyone at Ogilvy PR took great personal pride in our victories in WPP’s first ever WPPed Cream Awards. Given the caliber of the competition, to have won the top honor, the "Crème de la Crème" award for our corporate social responsibility work for Amararaja Batteries was truly exciting. We were also gratified to win the B2B award in the PR category for our work for Mercury Interactive.

Our dominance in the Asia-Pacific region was underscored by 23 honors in the 2007 Asia Pacific PR Awards, which included half of all "Campaign of the Year" awards and our Asia-Pacific president/CEO Christopher Graves named "PR Professional of the Year."

Who Do These Folk Represent That They Are WATCHING ME?

AMCOR:How do you get the green light from employees for implementing energy-efficient practices?Read Case Study
American Chemistry Council:How do you build a reputation for an industry by demonstrating how essential their products are to our lives?Read Case Study
American Express:How do you give American Express first-class appeal in Germany?Read Case Study
American Express:How can a technology update be used to re-establish brand values?Read Case Study
Amerida Hess:How do you demonstrate need in the face of steadfast opposition?Read Case Study
Astra Zeneca:How do you prepare a patient to face and fight breast cancer?Read Case Study
Aveeno:How do you introduce a new beauty product into a crowded marketplace?
Read Case Study
BAND-AID®:How do you help an iconic brand stay relevant?Read Case Study
BP:How do you rebrand a group of recently merged oil companies as a unified global energy company?Read Case Study (hmmm...you could lie? Hire a PR Firm to Lie FOR YOU?)
Brocade :How do you turn a courageous endeavor into a message of endurance and sustainability?Read Case Study

Brocade is an industry leader in data center networking solutions and services that enable organizations to manage their most vital information assets.

California Department of Education:How do you communicate to parents the importance of quality child care?Read Case Study (This is California...you PAY FOR THE CHILD CARE?)
California Public Utilities Commission:How do you connect underserved populations to affordable phone access?Read Case Study (Is this a trick question on Illegal Aliens?...Mexican Drug Lords?)
Carpet and Rug Institute:How do you roll out an energetic new perception of the carpet industry?
Read Case Study
Case Study Happy Smurfday :How do you celebrate the 50th anniversary of your childhood’s heroes?
Read Case Study (YOU ASKING ME?...uhhh...a trip to Hooters?)
CDW:Is it possible to create a platform for visibility using unique points of view?Read Case Study (Just visit a few of my blogs and you know that is a BIG YES.)

Information technology products, expertise, customer support and competitive pricing tailored to fit the unique needs of education, government and ...

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Screen for Life:How do you increase colorectal screening rates among Americans aged 50 and older?Read Case Study (Just my own guess as one over 50...public awareness campaign coupled with efforts to make screening for affordable. How much did I just get paid for answering that question for you CDC? God, it amazes me how our government can WASTE MONEY.)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV at Work:How do you overcome stigma and leverage the power of business and labor in the fight against HIV/AIDS?Read Case Study
(Sadly, you don't...some prejudices and fears run too deep.)
Citrix Online:Is there a cure for the Shrinking Holiday Syndrome?Read Case Study (Shaking head...GOD, I HATE THAT WHOLE SHS thing..."Santa Hates Snoopers"...can see the baseball caps now, the three letters worked into a Logo that includes Santa Clause...nice dark forest green ball caps, logo done in embroidery...gives it that CLASSY upper shelf look. Maybe CITRIX should do a take off on this...SHI..."Santa Hates Interruptions"...Santa could be sitting in his Den at home with Ms. Clause (a HOT strawberry blond vixen can be Ms. Clause...she can be playing with a couple of ADORABLE kids...you know the type...by a fireplace) doing some shopping ONLINE when one of his elves calls! BRILLIANT...DANG, CITRIX should have called me, I could have had some FUN with this one!
Department of Homeland Security:How do you prepare the leaders of today for the crises of tomorrow?Read Case Study They could start with some REAL HONESTY, and couple that with ENFORCEMENT OF OUR LAWS...why should be trust a government agency that is fine with 12 million Illegal Aliens (each violating at least four laws) stealing our jobs, and bringing a certain criminal taint to our communities...sure, I AM GOING TO FOLLOW THEIR DIRECTIONS...NOT!
DuPont:How do you boost brand equity and consolidate communications for a 200-year-old company?Read Case Study JUMPING UP AND NOW...CALL ME, CALL ME, I know the answer to this one...THEY OUT SOURCED COMMUNICATIONS!
Euronav:How do you communicate the ecological quest of a global oil-shipping company?Read Case Study Rolling on FLOOR LAUGHING to avoid crying...OMG, I JUST PISSED MYSELF...NEXT!
European Commission:How do you highlight the past, present, and future of European research?
Read Case Study
European Commission European Research Council:How do you help launch the next generation of research leaders in Europe?Read Case Study OK EC, sure you paid this company BIG BUCKS to get the answer to this one, but off the top of my head...a couple of GREAT PSA's (Public Service Announcements) tied into some really nice SCHOLARSHIPS! OMFG...F'ing BRILLIANT...you can send me a check!
FEMA:How do you surge awareness for a natural disaster that most homeowners and businesses believe will never impact their lives?Read Case Study You mean like a SIGNIFICANT NUCLEAR ACCIDENT or TERRORIST ATTACK on say the Indian Point Nuclear Reactors on the Hudson River? This is a TOUGH ONE, since Entergy, NEI (Nuclear Energy Institute), NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) and FEMA spend a lot of time at Public Hearings trying to tell us we are too WORRIED about such an event occuring. CAN WE SAY OUCH and FUCK YOU in the same breath?
Freight Corp:How do you prepare a workforce for an imminent change in ownership?Read Case Study This one is EASY...happens here in America on a regular basis. Can you say PINK SLIPS?
HHS Pandemic Influenza:How do you convince community leaders not accustomed to responding to health crises to prepare for tomorrow’s influenza pandemic? Case Study I find pictures of Dead Bodies or dying children is always a good ploy...Charities use this tactic all the time in seeking donations. WHAT? Truth uncomfortable?
How do you conquer the fashion scene?:How do you conquer the fashion scene? cpz Ogilvy Public Relations was asked to draw the public’s attention to Motorola’s high class activity that took place around the Berlin Fashion Week.Read Case Study HOT CHICS...HOT CHICS ALWAYS DRAW A CROWD...even at FASHION WEEK. Think spokesperson with TITS. Not politically correct, but VERY TRUE. On a serious note...find it rather disgusting that JOURNALIST sold themselves out for a expensive dinner and a free phone...curious here, how many people would NOT BUY Motorala's FASHION STATEMENT ACCESSORY if they knew ALL THE BUZZ WAS FAKE?...see below statement fromOgilvy website:
To position the brand in this uniquely fashionable surrounding, Motorola played a central role in three consecutive steps for selected opinion leaders of the fashion and design scene. The must-join event started with an exclusive, privately-held dinner for invited journalists in Berlin’s famous restaurant Guy. During the dinner, Motorola’s new mobiles were presented before every journalist received a Motorola phone as a give away. All in all, eight of the most important German lifestyle and tech journalists joined the dinner. You scratch my back, and I will SCRATCH YOURS is alive and well...so much for Journalistic Integrity.
How do you convince drivers to equip their cars with particulate filters?:How do you convince drivers to equip their cars with particulate filters?Read Case Study UHHHH...Make them STANDARD EQUIPMENT. DAMN, I am ON A ROLL.
Hudson Highland Group:How quickly can a new brand become a respected source for compelling information?Read Case Study Define COMPELLING INFORMATION.
IBM:How do you tell the story of a technology giant’s new core values to strengthen corporate culture?Read Case Study NEW CORE VALUES...you mean like laying off American Workers as you OUT SOURCE JOBS while at the same time you have your hand out for STIMULUS CASH? Those values? Change your name to IBS (You can claim it stands for International Business Solutions (FUUUUCK, that's GOOD...DAMN GOOD), and people like me can say it stands for I've Been Screwed! NEXT!
LensCrafters:How do you transform a company’s brand image from discount retailer to a purveyor of style?Read Case Study I know LENS CRAFTERS....you need an IMAGE makeover in your stores. Something SLEEK, thinking BLACK AND SILVER...you know, stylish, elegant. BIG L Big C as in LC Designs...you know, new LOGO Lens Crafters...maybe BLACK OVAL, GOLD LETTERING...eye always like that...GOLD OVAL GLASSES as a part of it. Let me work on this and get back to you on it.
LG Electronics:How can a Korean-based electronics company known for low cost home appliances become a leader in the global electronics industry?Read Case Study
LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A.:How do you cut through the clutter of cell phone publicity and raise awareness for a new text-messaging phone?Read Case Study
FIRST THING YOU GUYS NEED TO DO IS LOSE THAT GOD FORKING UGLY LOGO!...it's...well, so LOW GRADE! hmmm...LG low grade...we may be on to something here guys. I might have found the heart of the issue.
Lipton: Rethink the Drink:Is it possible to make a brand steeped in history hot to a new generation of tea drinkers?Read Case Study It is, but your packaging approach IS BORING...which is probably why I brew Lipton for sun tea, but buy bottled tea from other companies.
London Underground:How do you keep a world class city on the move?
Read Case Study A new transit system? More of those CUTE Black Taxi's they have? DRUGS...thinking some really good BUD...it's really been gaining ground lately, even President Obama is talking about it! A SURE FIRE WINNER.
Louis Vuitton:How can bloggers bring a new brand message to consumers?
Read Case Study Here is a CLUE...find some bloggers that are cutting edge, that have a certain EDGY FLAIR to their blogs, and pay them to get a different blog and launch something that can fit Louis Vuitton into the scheme and plan of it....WHAT A RADICAL IDEA, PAYING US BLOGGERS INSTEAD OF WANTING OUR TALENTS FOR FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Medco Energi:How do you prepare a company to become a world-class industry leader?
Read Case Study A CORPORATE RETREAT at a VERY EXPENSIVE hotel in a very desirable location (thinking say Maui) with lots of debauchery and SEX...SEX ALWAYS raises spirits!...OK, OK, that was sexist,so leave out the sex part, and just settle on debauchery and over indulgence to a point of being obscene...that is always a winner.
Medtronic :How do you activate patients to encourage Congress to support life-saving legislation?
Read Case Study WHY BOTHER...just go straight to K Street and by pass citizens like the rest of Corporate America does.
Microsoft:How do you elevate consumer interest in a new version of an old program?Read Case Study HEY BILL...wait for its release until all the KINKS are worked out of it instead of dumping a CRAPPY UPGRADE on us that we cannot back out of without paying you ransom money.
Microsoft Vista:How do you make a global software launch relevant to Australians?
Read Case Study DUDES! VISTA SUCKS MAN! Seriously...VISTA SUCKS.
Motorola :How do you use an international soccer star to launch a luxury phone?Read Case Study This one is EASY...think about Phelps and Coca Cola...sign the guy to a ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR DEAL, then get him into a WORLD CLASS SCANDAL with some hot tart that gets him (and thus your product) into all the tabloids, and most cable news networks without actually having to buy commercials.
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao:Read Case Study That has got to be the UGLIEST Logo or attempt at one I have EVER SEEN...MGB with a really great contemporary line drawing of the human form....NEXT.
National Kidney Disease Education Program:How do you urge high risk Americans to talk to their doctor about chronic kidney disease? Read Case Study Let me get a couple of fingers of Single Malt and think about this one.
NexCen Brands:How do you transform a company “spokescow” into an udderly fashionable icon?
Read Case Study Spokes cow, udderly...uggg...so cliche I have to wipe the barf off my screen. Keep it simple...how about KEEPING YOUR LOGO, but completing the square with three COLORED boxes on the bottom left? BRILLIANT, Fing BRILLIANT...keep it simple stupid...maybe your name UNDER the box.
Planned Parenthood California:How do you reach key voters on a shoestring budget?Read Case Study I'd suggest some event with Illegal Aliens, but most of them being Latin are Catholic, and well.... you know..........................
Qantas:How do you convince a red kangaroo to go green?Read Case Study Explain to them how much FREE ADVERTISING Qantas (one of the most distinctive and recognized logo's in the world from the down under) could be by simply changing the RED to GREEN, and partnering that tail change with a huge PRESS RELEASE that Qantas is GOING GREEN to do their part to address Global Warming.
Sustainable Development Ministry "Grenelle de l'environnement":Read Case Study
The Heart Truth Fashion Show live:Live from the Runway! View The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2009 Fashion Show live at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.View Featured Event They would have gotten a LOT MORE ATTENTION hooking up with a Hybrid, or better yet a SEXY EV (Electric Vehicle) maybe Tesla or Tango.
The Heart Truth/Red Dress Project:How do you make women care about cardiovascular health — when they think it’s a "man’s disease"?Read Case Study Some great Spokeswomen that are willing to hit the TALK SHOW CIRCUIT on an awareness Campaign.
Toshiba:How do you use talk about mobility and trust to better position an industry leader? Read Case Study
Unilever:What can a “yummy-mummy” and her team of Comfort-eers do for a fabric softener?Read Case Study STOP BEING SO SICKENING SWEET...CUTE IS A TURN OFF WHEN OVER DONE. It's like the Charmin commercials with the bears pulling toilet paper off a limb. Stop using the product, and have not gone back.
University of Chicago :How do you make Washington recognize the important contributions of a university-directed research lab?Read Case Study You create a unnecessary Position for the wife of an up and coming Senator, pay her far more than she is worth, and then reap the benefits when her husband gets into the White House...OH, never mind, you already did that.
Virgin America:An in-flight wedding, a star-studded entourage, and plenty of Vegas style – how else do you help a provocative airline take flight? Read Case Study Lord Branson will LOVE THIS ONE...Virgin GREEN, an IN AIR GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE! OMFG...QUICK, get me BRANSON ON THE PHONE...did I mention I could pass as his brother?...his BROKE BROTHER....LOL
Woolworths:How do you empower employees to become advocates of sustainable solutions?Read Case Study Start a Green Grants program where local store managers can apply for grants to fund local GREEN EFFORTS...OH MY GOD...I need more Scotch!
WTC Health Registry:How do you get people to think about a day they would like to forget? Read Case Study Janet Napolitano has given you the PERFECT FREE IN...go to the airwaves expressing your anger and dismay that she has decided it far more politically correct to call events like 9/11 Man Made Disasters instead of TERRORIST ATTACKS...low life ignorant bitch...whoops...sorry, have to be politically correct here...misguided re labeling.
Xerox Office Group:How do you demonstrate to small businesses the value of color printing?Read Case Study We KNOW THE VALUE OF IT, we just cannot afford 40 cents a copy for it at Staples!
By the way Marcia...found your pitch to companies about helping them start a blog, or designing and entire SOCIAL NETWORK...wondering how many if any HARD CORE, LONG TERM, ORIGINAL CONTENT bloggers you have working behind the scenes, giving you advice on how to get these Corporate Blogs not only SEEN, but respected in the Blogosphere? Can you tell us here in the Blogosphere some blogs you have created that actually have a DECENT Technoratti ranking? Like your Blog Services page says, BIG QUESTIONS.

Big Questions

Can you help my company start a blog?

The short answer is – yes. The more useful answer is that we can help you create a complete social media strategy that will support your idea of a blog or lead you to other ways to engage with your customers and stakeholders via social media.

Setting up and running a blog is tactical and we cannot say without context if it is the right thing to do. Still, we are experts at not just social media strategy but practical implementation as well. We have created social media strategies that have led to blog programs for clients as diverse as Lenovo and Select Comfort.

Our 360° Digital Influence team are the global leaders in using social media to build word of mouth programs. Bold claim? It is and it is true. We have developed a global team across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific who are not only strategists but bloggers, social network experts, and digital marketing specialists.

We can help you create your strategy, train your team internally and deploy complex social media-based programs the right way. And, we can also help you start a blog or a hundred blogs. We can help with not just the simple software but the more important decisions like who will blog, guidelines for their blogging and commenting, and visibility strategies to make the blogs “popular’ with the right people.

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