Thursday, April 21, 2011

UK given more time to reduce PM10s

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BLOCKED ARTICLE READ HERE - The European Commission has given the UK more time to meet air quality standards in London - on the condition more measures are brought in to tackle pollution.

The UK had been threatened with legal action over its failure to meet European standards for particles known as PM10s which come from industry, traffic and domestic heating and cause health problems including asthma and lung cancer.

But the Commission said it is giving the UK until June 11 to meet limits on the amount of PM10s in the atmosphere in the capital.

The time extension wjavascript:void(0)as granted on the basis that steps have been taken to cut PM10s by the June 11 deadline, and that an air quality plan is in place.

The Commission said it is still concerned that the rules on the daily limit for PM10s in the atmosphere - which should not be exceeded more than 35 times in a year - could still be breached after June 11.

So the deadline has been extended on the condition that short-term measures are introduced to control or suspend activities which contribute to the risk that the daily limits are exceeded.

These could mean taking steps on traffic, construction work, ships, the use of industrial plants or domestic heating.

A spokesman for London Mayor Boris Johnson said the decision is a welcome recognition of the "serious steps" the Mayor has taken to reduce PM10 pollution to confront the poor air quality in the capital he inherited, including a trial scheme to spray busy roads to reduce dust, encouraging low emission vehicles such as hybrid buses and investing in cycling and electric cars.

But Green Party London Assembly Member Darren Johnson said the European Commission had required a set of emergency plans to reduce pollution because they "simply don't trust" the UK Government and London Mayor to protect people's health.

He called for the Mayor to take steps including restoring the western extension of the congestion charge zone and introducing a very low emission zone which only allowed the cleanest vehicles to enter central London.

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UK given more time to reduce PM10s

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Soaring Food, Oil Prices Still Don't Indicate Real Inflation, Economists Say


Despite American consumers being hard hit by rising gas and grocery prices, federal regulators continue to insist the country need not fear inflation.

Gas prices, which rose nearly 6 percent in March alone, are now almost 28 percent higher than they were a year ago, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. Overall, the Consumer Price Index, a closely-watched measure of inflation, rose 0.5 percent in March, the Labor Department reported.

The Consumer Price Index tracks changes in the cost of a virtual basket of goods for consumers in cities across the country. Rising food and gas prices accounted for almost three quarters of the March CPI increase. Those findings are in line with economists' expectations.

Still, the Federal Reserve has no plans to combat inflation by raising interest rates; many economists argue that higher food and energy prices do not necessarily trigger overall price increases for goods and services.

"Prices for energy are certainly putting pressure on headline CPI," said Constance Hunter, Chief Economist at investment banking firm Aladdin Capital. "We saw this in the summer in 2008, when due to oil prices, the CPI got up 5.53 percent. But the point is it didn't stay there because we had demand destruction."

As gas prices spiked in summer 2008, Hunter noted, many Americans changed their driving habits, opting to take more public transport and start carpooling rather than pay higher prices. That caused oil demand to fall, and prices followed. Now again, there is some indication Americans are already cutting back on driving.

The strongest evidence counteracting inflationary fears, however, lies in the core inflation level, which does not include volatile food and energy prices and is widely considered to be a more accurate inflationary predictor. According to that BLS measurement, inflation only inched up 0.1 percent in March -- the smallest increase this year -- suggesting core inflation is on track to rise 1.2 percent overall in 2011.
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Inflation below 2 percent normally doesn't trigger alarm at the Federal Reserve.

"The Fed tends to see through temporary increases in headline inflation that are driven by rising fuel and food costs," said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at financial services provider BMO Capital Markets. "Because the view is those costs cannot rise infinitely."

What is clear, though, is that many Americans are feeling the pinch of those rising costs anyway.

"People are still spending very cautiously," Guatieri noted. Higher gas prices buoyed just a 0.4 percent jump in retail sales in March, according to figures released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday.

Consumer spending, which makes up 70 percent of U.S. spending, has risen for nine consecutive months, jumping over 7 percent since March 2010. Sales at gas stations accounted for almost 11 percent of overall retail sales in March -- a sign March's spending increase was more a result of rising costs than increasing optimism.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Last-minute budget deal narrowly avoids the Big Government shutdown America desperately needs to balance its budget

(NaturalNews) The difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats want to spend us into oblivion while the Republicans only want to spend us into purgatory. The idea of actually running a balanced budget has never seriously occurred to either party. Government, after all, increases its popularity by confiscating money from some people and redistributing it to other people while keeping at least half of all that money for itself.

The whole fiasco became perfectly clear over the last few hours when, after days of intense haggling and late-night negotiation sessions, the Republicans and Democrats suddenly came to an agreement that would keep the government up and running for another week. And what does that agreement entail? Drop-in-the-bucket cuts of a mere $38.5 billion (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/09/u...) out of a federal budget that has now ballooned to over $6 trillion dollars for 2011 (http://www.usgovernmentspending.com...).

The federal deficit for 2011 alone will be $1.6 trillion. To put all this in perspective, if federal spending for 2011 were the length of a football field, the $38.5 billion in budget cuts amount to less than two linear feet. It's sort of like saying we need to score a touchdown in order to save America, but the best the Republicans and Democrats can negotiate is starting us out on the one yard line in our own back field! (To use a sports metaphor...)

Here's another way to look at it:

Geniuses need not apply

Imagine, if you will, that you run a household which earns $5,000 a month in income. But you spend $15,000 a month on your credit cards. And you've been doing it for 20 years. So you now have a multi-million-dollar debt burden with compounding interest. Things are spinning wildly out of control. Something must be done!

So you convene an "emergency spending cut" meeting with your family members, and you explain that if you don't cut spending, your family will go bankrupt and you'll have to sell your home and all your possessions. Your family members meet for days on end, discussing the problem and staying up late into the night to try to cut your spending. They negotiate and bargain, but everybody is convinced their own spending is crucial for the survival of the family.

Somehow, a difficult negotiation eventually leads to an agreement. We will cut spending! And how much spending will we cut? A whopping $96 a month!

So now, instead of spending $15,000 a month that you don't have, you're "only" spending $14,904 that you don't have! Amazing! We're cutting our spending!

Are you now "saved" from your debt? Of course not! You're still headed to the same financial collapse, but only at an insignificantly smaller rate of speed. These numbers are roughly proportional to what has just been negotiated in Washington, by the way. Can you see how utterly useless these so-called "cuts" really are in tackling the exploding national debt?

The whole idiotic fiasco is shameful beyond belief. What's most shocking is that in an age when Big Government is spending us all into economic ruin, even the "cut Big Government" Republicans can only walk out of the room with a scant $38.5 billion in reductions. And they call it a victory.

And if you can believe this, President Obama actually called it the "the biggest annual spending cut in history." (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_spend...)

Seriously. Do these jokers think we are all complete idiots?

Why we must start cutting trillions from federal spending

Folks, let me lay it out straight for you: If we don't start cutting government spending by the TRILLIONS, the United States of America is financially doomed. To have any hope of long-term financial sustainability, we need to cut about 80% of federal spending right now and get government down around $1 trillion a year in total spending. At that size, we could actually start paying back our national debt and get back in control of our own financial destiny.

But of course, that would be impossible because people expect government to deliver all these "essential government services" -- even if it means going broke in the process and shifting all the debt to the next generation of taxpaying suckers. That's the plan of the Democrats, by the way: Spend as much as possible and pretend the laws of economics no longer apply. Or just hope the next generation will somehow figure out a way to pay for it...

Are these services really essential?

I'm fascinated by the mainstream media coverage of this pending government shutdown. One prominent online newspaper says it would halt "essential government services" such as sending out tax refund checks. Of course, they completely fail to point out that if the government wasn't confiscating a portion of your salary in the first place, you wouldn't have to wait on them to send you back the money you already earned.

But that's the question, really: What are "essential government services?" Aside from defending our shores and delivering the mail, there isn't much the federal government should really do except get out of our way and stop interfering into the lives of the American people who are trying to earn an honest living. Sure, I can see legitimate arguments for environmental controls on companies and the regulation of medicines, but if you really look at what that intention has turned into these days, government regulators have all become the marketing branches of the very industries they were supposed to regulate.

The FDA, for example, is really Big Pharma's P.R. department. The USDA is Big Ag's marketing branch. The DEA eliminate street drugs so that the drug companies can sell the exact same chemicals to children at monopoly prices (ADHD drugs are "speed"). The CDC is a total pharmaceutical sellout that pushes vaccines instead of real science. In nearly every case, the public would actually be better off without these so-called "regulators" which are actually just enforcers of the corporate-controlled monopoly state.

The government health care disaster

So what else does government do that actually helps anybody? It hands out health care services, people say, under Medicare and Medicaid. And yet it is precisely Big Government that prevents people from accessing cheaper, safer natural health alternatives that would eliminate up to 80% of the cancers in this country in the first place.

Government is standing in the way of sensible disease prevention solutions that exist right now but cannot be honestly marketed because the FDA and FTC threaten anyone who makes a disease treatment claim for any natural product -- even if that claim is scientifically true and validated! (http://www.naturalnews.com/032002_f...)

When it comes to health, make no mistake: Government isn't handing out health care; it's handing out disease and suffering while protecting the pharmaceutical monopoly that denies lasting health to the People!

What about charity and science?

What about government charity to help those in need? The term "government charity" is an oxymoron, of course. You can't claim to be charitable if you're forcefully taking money from one group and then giving it to another. That's not charity: It's theft.

Real charity must be based on the voluntary donation of funds to a charitable cause. And if we could all get the onerous tax burden of Big Government off our backs, all sorts of people would open up to giving more to charity at the local level. Churches, cities and states operate charities with far greater efficiency than a centralized federal government that has no clue what's happening on the streets in your local town, of course.

Oh, but what about all the research the government conducts in the name of science? Are you kidding me? Most of the "science" conducted by the government is fraudulent because it's heavily influenced by the financial interests of industry. Very rarely does an institution like the NIH, for example, actually produce useful research that helps improve the quality of life for the average American. Most of Big Government's so-called "research" is really just a bunch of arrogant scientists taking trips on the taxpayer's dime so they can meet each other at conferences and give each other awards for producing increasingly meaningless "science" that either has no practical purpose or is blatantly obvious in the first place.

Did you know that lung transplant recipients have a lower risk of lung cancer if they don't smoke after the lung transplant? Gee, really? And it only took twenty million dollars in government money to find out. That's government research for ya...

Federal government uses taxpayer money to murder millions of animals

The USDA, meanwhile, actually spends taxpayer money committing the mass murder of animals under a program called "Bye Bye Blackbird." (http://www.naturalnews.com/031076_U...). Under this program, taxpayer money is used to poison and kill millions of birds, geese, beavers, foxes, mountain lions, wolves and many other animals (http://www.naturalnews.com/031084_b...). How's that for taxpayer dollars being put to a good use?

Of course, most of the money Big Government deals with actually ends up in the hands of the rich Wall Street banksters. Remember the first $1 trillion bailout to the rich, wealthy elite in Washington? And then remember the second trillion-dollar bailout? A third is no-doubt on the way.

You see, government is primarily in the business of protecting its corporate buddies while screwing over the American people. That's why the government had no problem whatsoever coming up with a trillion dollars to hand out to a very tiny group of wealthy elite bankers while pretending that it still needs to tax the people to raise the funds to operate.

Why the government never needed to tax the American people in the first place

Here's the dirty little secret of government and taxation: There is no need to tax anyone at all. The federal government could simply create all the money it needs each year to run itself. Depending on how you count it, the total income tax revenues in a year are roughly $2 trillion, and the feds invented $1 trillion in a 24-hour period to bail out Wall Street. So why not just invent $2 trillion each year and eliminate the entire tax system?

Of course, as those familiar with monetary policy would rightly point out, this would debase the currency and ultimately lead to too many dollars being in circulation, driving up the price of goods. And yet government is doing that anyway! It's creating trillions of dollars in new money (M2 money supply) and debt instruments every year while pretending that somehow it still needs YOUR money to pay the bills!

Do you get this? Do you see that the entire tax system must have some other purpose than raising money to fund government? A government that has buyers for its debt can simply fund its own functions by selling more debt (and thereby stealing from the people through monetary debasement, but that's another story).

So why is the tax system in place? Because the tax system is a very effective means for social control. There is absolutely no economic, fiscal or monetary reason why the government needs to take money from the People to fund its operations. That entire concept is a complete myth (and this doesn't even get into the CAFR funds at the state level, either...)

Don't we need members of Congress?

So what about government representing the People? Isn't it important that we have Senators and Congressmen to make our laws and run our government? C'mon people, wake up! "You're adults!" as Gerald Celente says (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUX-...). Do we really need these people in Washington -- most of whom are complete corporate sellouts -- telling us what to do?

Of course not. If the entire U.S. Congress were disbanded tomorrow, and we all just voted directly on the laws of the land, it would immediately end all the corporate lobbying, corruption and bribery of the lawmakers. A direct democracy would eliminate the Congress and simply allow the People to vote on the laws themselves. But of course Congress will never allow that to happen because the No. 1 mission of every government body is to protect its own power.

That's the whole story with the TSA, the federal agency that's now reaching down your pants at the airport. In just a few years, it grew from less than 200 employees to over 60,000. And now TSA agents are the new Nazi police of America, planting fake bags of cocaine in your luggage (http://www.naturalnews.com/030302_T...), sexually molesting little children and pretending to be making air travel "safe" while, in actuality, they consistently fail to detect even large guns that are carried right onto airplanes (http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/loade...).

Protecting our shores... all the way over to their shores!

And what about wars? Well, most people would agree the government has at least ONE job: To protect our shores. But all the way to the shores of Tripoli? "Protecting our shores" does not mean "bombing Libya" and then claiming it's some sort of "humanitarian mission" (a total lie, of course). Protecting our shores means keeping invaders off our land. And yet by running these insane imperialist wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, the U.S. government is actually inviting terrorists to recruit new members and bomb the bejeezus out of America.

Let's face it: If you really want terrorists to hate America, just go out and provoke them first. Sure enough, they'll target you for revenge. And then when we're attacked with a dirty bomb nuke by some terrorist group in the future, the President will no doubt explain we're being attacked because "they hate our freedom." No they don't. They hate imperialist invaders! They hate America for bombing them first and firing depleted uranium shells into their towns and villages, releasing deadly radiation that will contaminate their lands for centuries to come.

Can you imagine what we, the American people, would do if the Libyan army flew a bunch of planes over our country and started firing DU shells into our cities? How angry would we be? How motivated would we be to seek some sort of revenge on the Libyans? That's how they feel about us, you see. And we provoked it.

That's why Big Government actually causes more problems than it solves. It gets us into wars; it spends us into impossible debt; it protects corporate monopolies and denies people access to natural healing remedies. Government tramples on our freedoms, molests us at the airports, and takes away our Constitutional rights. Big Government gets us into wars we can't afford and confiscates the money we've earned before we even get to see it.

And worst of all, Big Government can't help but keep getting bigger. It is now so bloated and so "fiscally obese" that even the threat of a total shutdown can only convince our lawmakers to cut a miniscule fraction of total spending -- an amount that will make virtually no difference whatsoever in the fast-approaching financial bankruptcy of the U.S. government.

Mark my words, folks: The U.S. government will never get its debt under control. And that means it can only be headed toward one thing: A total debt blowout ending in financial collapse. Because while you can mock the laws of compounding interest for a while, you cannot alter them. No government can spend its way out of debt, no matter how much political spin is applied by the White House.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032011_budget_deal_federal_spending.html#ixzz1J7ulw66l

Saturday, April 9, 2011

ELEVATED (full mid-range) RADIATION -- soon to arrive on west coast USA

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=niluhemis131&...

Full mid levels of Cesium , Xenon, and Iodine.. particulate matter, in the cloud vapor from surface level to 5000m (15,000 feet) ..

These levels are now a full level higher than all the previous forecasts.

It is up to you to decide how you want to approach this data.

Personally, I believe it to be IN THE PRECIPITATION for sure.. which means you do not want to get the rain or snow on you, and do not want to injest the fluid.. (i.e. drink the water) until levels deminish.

here are all the links: make sure to refresh each one so you get the most current data:

the revealed US site:

http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~tcanty/hysplit/

the known European sites forecasting basically the same data:

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=niluhemis131&...

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=niluhemis133&...

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=niluhemis137&...

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=eurad5000&amp...

Here is a list of the radioactive particles in the air.
Taken from the 3-16-11 on ZAMG site. XE-133, CS-134, BA-136M, CS-136, CS 137, I-131, I-132, I-133, TE-132

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&...

Higher plumes, reaching 5000 meters (15,000 feet) are forecast to reach Portugal, Spain, and central europe.

All animations are from professional forecasting services. Links are below.

http://www.woweather.com/

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=hysplitheight

The radiation flow, forecast and shown by these several models... tells the tale of the isotopes coming our way... .. it will be up to you to decide if you should go outside during the time these clouds are over the USA, Canada, and Mexico...

Finland radiation:

http://www.stuk.fi/fi_FI/

radiation forecasting links:

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=webcam&SA...

http://eurdeppub.jrc.it/eurdeppub/home.aspx#

spain radiation link:

http://www.csn.es/index.php?option=com_maps&view=mappoints&Itemid=32

http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radioactiviteit/resultaten/

http://www.radiationnetwork.com/

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

http://www.epa.gov (click on radiation update)

http://www.irsn.fr/EN/Pages/home.aspx

http://www.nucleartourist.com/

http://www.stuk.fi/index_en.html

http://www.mext.go.jp/english/radioactivity_level/detail/1303962.htm

http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/index.html

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radioactiviteit/resultaten/

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P867_02.html

http://www.mapion.co.jp/topics/genpatu/

http://strahlenbelastung.wo-wann-wer.de/

dutch radiation monitoring:

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radioactiviteit/resultaten/

swiss radiation monitoring:

https://www.naz.ch/en/aktuell/zeitverlaeufe.html

Finland radiation monitoring:

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P160_01.html

www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P867_02.html

French radiation monitoring: (thanks to youtube user: RehKurts ! )

http://sws.irsn.fr/sws/mesure/index

http://www.irsn.fr/FR/Documents/france.htm

jet stream forecasting:

http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/CT/animate.arctic.color.0.html

http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/tropicalwx/satpix/nwpac_ir4_loop.php

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=glob_250

Monday, April 4, 2011

Where to Go During an Earthquake




Remember that stuff about hiding under a table or standing in a doorway? Well, forget it! This is a real eye opener. It could save your life someday.

EXTRACT FROM DOUG COPP'S ARTICLE ON 'THE TRIANGLE OF LIFE'


I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI ), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake.

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years, and have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.
The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene -- unnecessary.

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them - NOT under them. This space is what I call the 'triangle of life'. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the 'triangles' you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.

TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

1) Most everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' when building collapse are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a bed, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!
'We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly'

In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical, scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did 'duck and cover,' and ten mannequins I used in my 'triangle of life' survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions, relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the 'triangle of life.' This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.

Obviously this idea has its detractors. It comes down to who do you trust and lends the most most credibility in your eyes. An experienced rescuer of 26 yrs or a Government that has unjustly invaded sovereign countries for its resources in our name and lied and spent your future so far into debt it will never recover. With millions of baby boomers a day now headed for Social Security that is essentially broke with a trust fund that's long been raided by the same politicians.

American Red Cross response to "Triangle of Life" by Doug Copp