Chernobyl, a single reactor core meltdown, spread radioactive contamination across the Northern Hemisphere: by some accounts, causing the deaths of an estimated 985,000 people worldwide.
To arrive at this seemingly impossible figure, scientists studied data between the years 1986 and 2004. Why data from 18 years?
Although some deaths from Chernobyl were immediate, the vast majority occurred in the years following the meltdown in what can be described as a ‘time-delayed effect’.
9% Unemployment Rate is a Statistical Lie” is a pretty catchy title, and being the kind of vicious little rat that I am, and who suspects treachery and betrayal at every turn, I naturally take a look at it to confirm my worst suspicions.
The bad news is that it is, indeed, scary stuff! The article is by Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com, who writes that John Williams of ShadowStats.com has calculated that “If unemployment was computed the way BLS did it prior to 1994, the true unemployment rate would be 22.2%.”
When Taiwanese security personnel detained a suspected spy for China at a top secret military base last month, they may have had a sense of deja vu.
Air force Capt. Chiang — he was identified only by his surname — was the fourth Taiwanese in only 14 months known to have been picked up on charges of spying for China, from which the island split amid civil war 63 years ago. While Taiwan’s Defense Ministry did not disclose details of his alleged offense, his base in the northern part of the island hosts the air force’s highly classified radar system and U.S.-made Patriot surface-to-air missiles, both vital to the island’s aerial defense.