In the first half, ecological biologist David Blume shared updates on nuclear power plant situations, and alternative fuel and energy. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany has said they won't build new nuclear plants, he noted, adding that what's really going on at the Fukushima plant has been covered up and is nowhere near over. "We're looking at the potential of a 'China Syndrome' happening at at least four different reactors...and there are 20 radioactive cores melting through floors and buildings," he revealed. The ocean is contaminated from Japan's leak, and radioactive tuna has shown up on our shore, he continued.
A bill in the Senate was recently snuck through that eliminated alcohol fuel tax credits, Blume reported, but he hopes that Obama will veto it. Most cars can run on up to 50% alcohol fuel without any modifications, and the making of alcohol fuel represents a huge growth opportunity for small business, he said. Small enterprises making alcohol can use the leftover byproduct liquid to make methane, or put it to other uses, he detailed. Right now there are over 2,000 stations that sell alcohol (ethanol) fuel, and his website features a Station Finder.
In the second half, William Engdahl, who has written on issues of energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years, shared his contention that a group of global elite control the world's resources. There are about 150,000 to 200,000 families "who really see themselves as gods and the rest of us as simply worker bees or ants to be crushed if we get in their way," he commented. They have been bred not to care about those outside their class and have a pathological desire for power, as well as an agenda to reduce the world's population, he outlined.
With the reduction of civil liberties in the wake of 9-11, fear is the dominant emotion, and the elite use that fear to manipulate us, Engdahl suggested. He also spoke about how the mythos of oil scarcity was used to drive up prices, and the notion of GMO foods and patented seeds got its start at the Rockefeller Foundation, under the concept of "agribusiness." He shared a quote from Henry Kissinger that aptly shows the potential for misuses of power: "Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people."
News segment guest: Dr. Betty Martini