Something Rotten in the State of Iowa




As seen from a foreign perspective (funny how these details often surface in like manner),  this just in from ex-skf.blogspot.com :


TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
OT: GOP Iowa Caucus Is 3-Way Dead Heat

(UPDATE: It looks MSMs and TPTB did their job. Iowa is a virtual tie between Santorum (Santorum?) and Romney. Paul 3rd. Let's see if they still say Iowa doesn't matter.)

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among Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, 23% each with 22% reporting. (CNN)

... the last poll before the election showed Rick Santorum in 2nd, way ahead of Ron Paul when in fact it was the other way round.
From Economic Policy Journal (1/3/2012):
HOT: "Error" on Poll Results Put Santorum Ahead of Ron Paul

Run Ron Paul reports:

With just days remaining until the all-important Republican Iowa caucuses, a left-leaning political newspaper based near the nation’s capital made a critical error in reporting the results of the final Des Moines Register opinion poll before voters gather Tuesday.

On Saturday evening Politico incorrectly reported that the poll showed former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum “climbing to second [place] at 21 percent and Ron Paul in third, with 18 percent.” In fact, Paul took second place with 22 percent of the vote. Santorum was third with 15 percent.
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Evidence of funny business, if you ask me.

More like criminal activity.

I wish I was surprised.


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Radionuclides from the Fukushima accident in the air over Lithuania: THIS ABSTRACT HAS MORE INFO



For Ultraman: because it adds a little more than we had; would that it added more.



Not to show that the amounts were significant (they weren't) but to note that plutonium out of the Fukushima reactors did indeed travel far and wide, contrary to many nuclear experts (particularly the kind that live in Japan) have said.

What's more, the authors of the paper seem to think that plutonium came from the spent fuel.

Interesting. Does anyone have access to the full paper?
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Well, now that you ask (she said two days later):



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