Is Ukraine Hiding A Huge Radiation Leak At The Largest Nuclear Power Plant In Europe?

Two days ago we reported of the odd coincidence of a 2nd emergency shutdown at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Nuclear reactor – Europe’s largest nuclear power plant – following our earlier fears of disinformation. Today, we get information of a leaked report sourced from three different place – unconfirmed for now (but RT is trying to verify) – that Ukrainian nuclear scioentists misled the public and a radioactive leak has been detected – citing the country’s emergency services claiming that levels of radiation are 16.3 times the legally permitted norm. As RT reports, A radioactive leak has been detected at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest in Europe, a media report says, citing the country’s emergency services. The report claims that levels of radiation are 16 times the legally permitted norm. LifeNews published a leaked report by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, which denies an earlier assessment by the […] Read More

No Earthquake: Investors Not Daunted by Rise of Anti-EU Vote

Investors took the electoral success of nationalist and anti-EU parties in the EU Parliament in stride. The early results project these parties will secure around 130 of the 751 seats.  Some partisans are claiming it is a “political earthquake”, but this is not immediately clear. It may be an exercise in hyperbole.  The duopoly of the center-right and center-left will persist and still dominate the EU parliament.  This will likely become clearer when the new EC President and Commission are put together.  The first such discussions will be on May 27.  The anti-EU vote is far from a unitary bloc. They are a disparate collection of national parties. In addition, the voter turn-out of a little more than 43% of the eligible voters raises questions over the validity of drawing strong national implications.  Moreover, it is difficult to tell determine how much of the anti-EU vote was a protest […] Read More

Mercator's 1569 Map of the Arctic

Mercator’s map of the arctic first appeared as a vignette in his 1569 world map. The Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator’s methods of map-making were so accurate and reliable that they are still commonly used today (recall the Mercator projection) and have remained virtually unchanged for nearly 450 years! His maps of Europe and the known world were exceptionally accurate and were commonly used with a great degree of reliability for navigation and commerce. Bear in mind that prior to the advent of GPS and satellite navigational aids, exploration was the sole method of acquiring the data necessary for accurately portraying geographical details on a map. So, when we view Mercator’s representation of the Arctic as containing a large landmass, equally divided into for sections by massive rivers, it stands to reason that this data was acquired by means of thorough exploration. It also is apparent that, according […] Read More


360 BC CRITIAS by Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett CRITIAS PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: CRITIAS; HERMOCRATES; TIMAEUS; SOCRATES Timaeus. How thankful I am, Socrates, that I have arrived at last, and, like a weary traveller after a long journey, may be at rest! And I pray the being who always was of old, and has now been by me revealed, to grant that my words may endure in so far as they have been spoken truly and acceptably to him; but if unintentionally I have said anything wrong, I pray that he will impose upon me a just retribution, and the just retribution of him who errs is that he should be set right. Wishing, then, to speak truly in future concerning the generation of the gods, I pray him to give me knowledge, which of all medicines is the most perfect and best. And now having offered my […] Read More

Britannia Rules The Waves?: Images of Empire in Elizabethan England

Lesley B. Cormack University of Alberta Cormack, Lesley B. “Britannia Rules The Waves?: Images of Empire in Elizabethan England.” Early Modern Literary Studies 4.2 / Special Issue 3 (September, 1998): 10.1-20>. 1. In a proposal written for Elizabeth’s Privy Council in 1577,[1] John Dee stressed the potential power and supremacy of England, as well as her ability to achieve a great and lasting empire. No King, nor Kingdome, hath, by Nature and Humayn Industry (to be used) any, more LAWFULL, and more Peaceable Means (made evident) wherby, to become In wealth, far passing all other: In Strength, and Force, INVINCIBLE: and in Honorable estimation, Triumphantly Famous, over all, and above all other.[2] Elizabethan geographers and cartographers, led by such important and influential men as Dee, helped develop a set of attitudes and assumptions that encouraged them to view the English as separate from and superior to the […] Read More