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Brazil’s toxic pesticides ‘affecting people all over the world’ through agricultural exports

Brazil’s embrace of highly toxic pesticides – the government has approved 262 so far this year and loosened regulations on what is considered “extremely toxic” – is affecting people far outside its borders, an expert tells RT.

“EU-banned pesticide[s are] being manufactured in the EU, and then coming back to citizens in the EU, in the food we eat,” environmental journalist and founding member of the Green Economic Institute think tank Oliver Tickell told RT, explaining that as one of the largest soy exporters in the world, Brazil supplies a significant quantity of the feed that cattle and other livestock worldwide consume. European consumers tucking into a juicy steak have no idea that the creature they’re eating might have been nourished on soy sprayed with highly toxic pesticides.

“This is not just a problem for Brazil and Brazilian people and people exposed in the countryside to these pesticides and consumers and farmers,” Tickell warned. “It is actually affecting people all over the world through Brazil’s agricultural exports.”

ANVISA, the Brazilian public health regulatory agency, relaxed pesticide regulations last week so that only those chemicals with lethal potential can be classified as “extremely toxic,” triggering a massive backlash from environmental groups, human rights organizations, and food safety advocates. The fervently pro-business government of President Jair Bolsonaro has already approved 262 pesticides this year, 82 of which are classed as “extremely toxic,” as he follows through on campaign promises to demolish environmental regulations and open up protected rainforest lands to mining and agriculture.

Dozens of pesticides banned or strictly regulated in the EU, including paraquat and chlorpyrifos, were already permitted for use in Brazil before Bolsonaro took power, and the country uses approximately 400,000 tons of pesticides per year, according to Human Rights Watch. While Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina has flatly denied Brazil uses any more pesticides than any other country, attributing such allegations to “data manipulation” and accusing critics of “terrorism,” EcoWatch claims the country consumes more pesticides per capita than any other nation.
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US-trained ‘saboteurs’ sent from Al-Tanf to destabilize situation in other parts of Syria – Moscow
US-trained saboteurs are being sent from Al-Tanf to other parts of Syria to try to destabilize the situation, Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, said on Monday. A ‘major armed unit’ of Jaish Magawir al-Saura militants is being trained in the 55km zone surrounding the Al-Tanf base, he said.

Almost 2,700 militants are being trained in the US-controlled Al-Tanf zone for activities including the destruction of the oil and gas infrastructure and conducting terrorist attacks against Syrian government forces, RIA Novosti quoted Rudskoy as saying at the Defense Ministry.

He said that some of these militants are being transferred by
US Air Force helicopters to the trans-Euphrates region.

In November last year, spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow has information about the US military training militants in the Al-Tanf region. The big US military base is adjacent to the borders of Syria, Iraq, and Jordan, and is close to the highway connecting Baghdad with Damascus.

ISIL Plotting to Paralyze Syria’s Economy in Line with US Sanctions
TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorists have increased their attacks on Syria’s economic resources as the country is strugggling against harsh economic sanctions by the US and the West, sources said.

A Syrian Army military source said that over past two months, the ISIL terrorists have launched attacks on roads and railways in Homs province as well as an oil tanker carrying fuel for Western Syria.

He reiterated that ISIL’s moves to strike a blow at Syria’s economy comes as the Western countries and the US have imposed harshening sanctions on Damascus, including an oil embargo.

The military source also pointed to Syria’s preparedness to reopen Bu Kamal-al-Qaem strategic crossing along the border with Iraq, and said that the Syrian Army has reinforced its military positions near the international highway in central Syria in a bid to maintain security along the vital road.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Kurdish-language media outlets said that the ISIL terrorists are present in the areas controlled by the Turkish Army in Northern Aleppo, the Kurdish-language media outlets said.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News quoted local sources in Northern Aleppo as saying that the ISIL terrorists are stationed in Ankara-controlled regions in Northern Aleppo under names of terrorist groups backed by Turkey.

The sources released a photo of ISIL flag mounted on the vehicles of a member of Shohada al-Sharqieh which is affiliated to Turkey in the city of Jerablus is Syria, and said that the Ankara-controlled regions in Northern Aleppo have turned into safe zones for the ISIL terrorists.

In a relevant development earlier this month, tens of ISIL terrorists had been transferred from Turkey to Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo as reports said the Turkish Army and its affiliated militants were preparing to launch a major offensive on the US-backed Kurdish fighters in Eastern Euphrates.

The Hawar News Website quoted local sources in Afrin as saying the ISIL terrorists have become active along Turkey’s borders with al-Shieh region in Afrin.

The sources said that the Turkish Army and its allied militants have sent 30 ISIL terrorists who had been trained by the Turkish Army in Hatay province of Turkey to al-Shieh region.

Hawar noted that thousands of Turkey-backed terrorists have recently been dispatched to Afrin from Idlib province.

The well-trained ISIL terrorists are being dispatched to Afrin by Ankara as the Turkish Army is preparing for dispatch massive military equipment to borders with Syria to launch a major operation against the Kurdish militias in Northeastern Syria.

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みゆうさんが日本語に訳してくれた記事お読みになりましたか? 英文のままではほとんどアクセスがありませんでしたが、翻訳記事は多数のアクセスがあります。


エプスタインの命危うし? ドイツ銀行の捜査で誰の名が上がるか


アイフォンやその他の音声入力機器のこわさ、わかりましたか? 放射能被ばくが進んだ人もいますので、臓器取り出し要員としては日本人はグレードが落ちますが、人身売買で慣れないハイヒールと網タイツを履かせてプリミティブな労働でこき使うのならまだまだ十分行けるでしょう。






英語の日本語訳お得意な方も多いのではありませんか? ブラッシュアップのためにも訳してみませんか?
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Boeing May Halt Production of 737 Max Aircraft If Issues Not Fixed by End of Year

Congressional Deregulation Has Left Air Safety Standards ‘Out of Control’ of FAA
A new report by the New York Times reveals the extent to which Boeing was allowed by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to effectively self-regulate when it came to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) software, the failure of which caused the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, killing 346 people.

Dr. Alan Diehl, an award-winning aviation psychologist and safety consultant, a major 1990s air safety whistleblower and the author of the book “Air Safety Investigators,” joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear to highlight how the FAA has been passing off approval of airplane systems to manufacturers for years.

“Full disclosure: I used to be an aircraft design engineer,” Diehl told hosts John Kiriakou and Brian Becker. “Not for Boeing, but even back 40 to 50 years ago, we had what are called designated engineering reps; these were actual company employers [delegated by the FAA] that were in charge of certifying. But this system has gone out of control now. In 2005, Congress - lobbied by the [George W. Bush] administration - basically forced the FAA to authorize this extensive delegation of inspection authority” to manufacturers, he explained.

According to a New York Times article published over the weekend, Boeing carried out its own assessment of the MCAS, which was not tested by the regulator. In addition, the agency allowed two “relatively inexperienced engineers” to “oversee Boeing’s early work on the system,” according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to the Times.

On March 10, a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed soon after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. In October 2018, a Lion Air-operated 737 Max 8 crashed into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta; all 189 passengers and crew were killed.

In both crashes, the plane’s new flight control feature, the MCAS, has been implicated as a cause. Initially designed to be a safety feature, MCAS is supposed to evaluate sensor data and push the plane’s nose down to keep it from stalling in the event that the nose of the plane reaches too steep an angle of attack (AOA).

The New York Times piece also reveals that during the development phase, Boeing introduced a riskier version of the MCAS that “relied on a single sensor” that could push the plane’s nose down even further than before.

“Boeing did not submit a formal review of MCAS after the overhaul. It wasn’t required by FAA rules. An engineering test pilot at the regulator knew about the changes, according to an agency official. But his job was to evaluate the way the plane flew, not to determine the safety of the system,” the Times reported.

Following the Lion Air crash, FAA officials decided not to ground the 737 Max, instead opting to publish a notice for pilots outlining emergency procedures. According to anonymous sources who spoke to the Times, an FAA manager told agency engineers to remove the only reference to the MCAS from the notice.

“If you look at the genealogy of this huge problem that ended up killing these 346 people … I call it the three D’s. In 1957, when the FAA was formed, it was given [the responsibility to] promote as well as regulate aviation. After 1996, there was a terrible Valujet crash, and Congress said, ‘Well, don’t do the promoting anymore.’ They’ve been doing it for decades. Most of the FAA employees, it’s in their DNAs; they want to see manufacturers and these airlines succeed.”

“So, the first problem, the first D, was the dual-mandate, historically. Then we had: in 1978, Congress deregulated the airlines, which affected the manufacturers. Now, everything became bottom line. Congress didn’t give the FAA any more employees to oversee this vastly expanded industry. And then finally, in 2005, Congress mandated increased delegation [to manufacturers],” Diehl explained.

And that is exactly what the sources told the New York Times: that the FAA has been heavily relying on manufacturers’ engineers to certify aircraft.

“For decades, the FAA relied on engineers inside Boeing to help certify aircraft. But after intense lobbying to Congress by industry, the agency adopted rules in 2005 that would give manufacturers like Boeing even more control. Previously, the agency selected the company engineers to work on its behalf; under the new regulations, Boeing could choose them, though the FAA has veto power. Many of the agency’s top leaders embraced the approach. It would allow the FAA to certify planes more efficiently and stretch its limited resources. The regulator had also been finding it harder to compete for talented engineers, their government salaries unable to keep up with the going rates in the industry,” an excerpt from the Times reads.

According to Diehl, Boeing has already taken most of the necessary steps required to make the 737 Max safe again.

“Clearly this airplane should never have been certified, the way the MCAS system operated. But … I think they’ve [Boeing] done most of the things they need to do to make it safe … I’m not sure if the FAA will mandate this, but I think they need one other type of fix, and that is a so-called AOA alert, and here’s why. It’s not a complicated software patch, but the pilots need to know if the MCAS is going to start shoving their nose down. If you give them a hint that this is an MCAS problem, I think if that had been on the earlier aircraft, we wouldn't have lost those two planes and 346 people,” Diehl explained.

On its website, Boeing has released a statement on the “AOA Disagree alert,” stating that it is “issuing a display system software update, to implement the AOA Disagree alert as a standard, standalone feature before the MAX returns to service.”

Boeing May Halt Production of 737 Max Aircraft If Issues Not Fixed by End of Year
TEHRAN (FNA)- Boeing may reduce or halt the production of its 737 MAX aircraft series if the company is unable to fix a software glitch in the plane's system by the end of the year, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said during a teleconference on the second-quarter earnings.

"Should our estimate of the anticipated return to service change, we might need to consider possible further rate reductions, or other options including a temporary shutdown of the MAX production," Muilenburg stated in the teleconference on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.

However, Muilenburg added that they expect to maintain the current monthly production rate of 42 deliveries per month and by 2020 increase it to 57.

Global aviation authorities grounded the 737 MAX following two crashes - in Indonesia and Ethiopia - that killed a total of 346 passengers and crew because of a software glitch that prevented pilots from turning off a defective autopilot system that forced planes into the ground shortly after takeoff.

Boeing attempts to repair the defects are taking longer than expected, and the company does not expect the planes to be declared safe to fly by the US and other regulators until November at the earliest.

※ Business Insider認証済みアカウント @businessinsiderの2019/7/6のツイート
What's next for Boeing?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner caught in deepening probe into 737 MAX disaster

Anything to cut costs? Boeing accused of outsourcing 737 MAX software at $9 an hour
Boeing has been partially outsourcing software development to low-paid subcontractors to save costs, Bloomberg has learned, suggesting that inadequate quality control practices may have contributed to fatal 737 MAX crashes.

Newly graduated programmers employed by third-party software developers – including Indian HCL Technologies Ltd and Cyient Ltd – were making as little as $9 an hour, roughly four times less than their own experienced engineers who Boeing was actively laying off. The company reportedly outsourced flight-display software and programs for flight-test equipment. While the final code allegedly complied with their strict specifications, the efficiency of such work was below expectations, as subcontractors were pressured to avoid any major changes that could cause delay.

“It was controversial because it was far less efficient than Boeing engineers just writing the code,” Mark Rabin, a former Boeing software engineer who worked in a flight-test group that supported the MAX, told Bloomberg.

It took many rounds going back and forth because the code was not done correctly.

The American aerospace giant is in hot water following two fatal 737 MAX crashes which claimed a total of 346 lives. Both the Lion Air crash in Indonesia and the Ethiopian Airlines disasters were linked to the improper work of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which was designed to prevent the plane from stalling, but instead sent the aircraft into nosedives.

While both Boeing and HTC stressed that subcontractors were not involved in developing either the notorious MCAS nor the critical cockpit warning system, Bloomberg claims that third-party engineers did participate in some of the 737 MAX's software development. At least one HTC employer apparently claimed in their resume that they had come up with a “quick workaround” that helped “resolve [a] production issue” that could have caused delays and cost Boeing a lot of money.

“Boeing was doing all kinds of things, everything you can imagine, to reduce cost, including moving work from Puget Sound [outside of Seattle, Washington] because we’d become very expensive here,” a former Boeing flight controls engineer, Rick Ludtke, told the publication.

In addition to saving costs and production time, the involvement of Indian companies in particular “appeared to pay other dividends” for the American corporation, which was able to secure multi-billion-dollar contracts with the Indian military and commercial airlines, according to the report.

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被ばくと疾患発症数の増加はこういう仕組みらしいを書いていてこれはなんだ? と目が留まりました。









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Alleged 9/11 Mastermind May Help Victims Sue Riyadh if US Forgoes Death Penalty

Alleged 9/11 Mastermind May Help Victims Sue Riyadh if US Forgoes Death Penalty
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was named by the US as one of the main architects of the 9/11 attacks and is currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, recently indicated that he would consider helping 9/11 victims in their lawsuit against Saudi Arabia if the US government decides not to seek the death penalty against him.

Mohammed’s offer was filed in the US District Court in Manhattan Friday as part of a federal lawsuit against the Saudi government by victims and families of victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks, which killed over 3,000 people in New York, northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs contacted three out of five Guantanamo Bay detainees accused of being involved in the terrorist attacks to obtain depositions, according to the Wall Street Journal. Mohammed’s attorney said he would not consent to a deposition under current circumstances but noted that “in the absence of a potential death sentence, much broader cooperation would be possible.”

However, Mohammed’s current position appears to be quite different from the one he took at a June 2008 Guantanamo hearing. When a military judge described the hearing as a “death-penalty case,” Mohammed referred to it as a “martyr case” instead.

“This is what I wish. I’ve been looking to be martyred for a long time,” Mohammed said at the time, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“A lot has happened in the past 10 years,” a person familiar with the proceedings recently told the Journal. “The 9/11 defendants are not as interested as they once were in martyring themselves.”

The Saudi government has long maintained it was not involved in the 9/11 attacks.

In 2014, freelance writer Brian McGlinchey launched the 28Pages project to expose links between Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks. The project is focused on declassifying 28 pages of a congressional report on the US Intelligence Community’s activities before and after the terror attacks, according to the project's website.

The US government partially declassified those 28 pages in 2016, but conducted about 90 redactions "due to national security" concerns that remain in place, according to the declassification review led by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The partially declassified report released by Congress in July 2016 exposed that Saudi officials had direct connections to the 9/11 hijackers and possible involvement with supporting the attacks themselves. The report also showed that the FBI inexplicably failed to communicate to the CIA information about financial ties between Saudi royals and the 9/11 hijackers before the attacks. Of the 19 hijackers, 15 were Saudi Arabian citizens.

On Monday, US President Donald Trump also authorized the extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which was first established to compensate victims of the attack. The extended legislation means victims’ medical claims will be funded until 2090.

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関東南部 東京都・神奈川県

関東 茨城県・埼玉県・千葉県・東京都


















A 被ばくをもたらした放射性物質の種類により発症する疾患は異なる。

B 生物学的半減期に過大な期待はできない。




C 上に書いた管理人の考えは、海外で被ばく累積のある者が日本に来て追加被ばくをすると発症することがある、という観察された事実の理解を助けます。

D 西日本でも健康状態の悪化がみられ、時間の経過とともに進行していることから全国流通の食品が主たる原因となって、日本では今なお国民の被ばく累積(特に内部被ばく)が継続していると考えざるを得ません。









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エプスタインの命危うし? ドイツ銀行の捜査で誰の名が上がるか


RT 2019/7/25

ジェフリー・エプスタインの逮捕以降、事件は、単なる一個の性犯罪から、国際金融業界における最高レベルに関わる疑惑にまで急展開した。RTのリック・サンチェス(訳注:RT Americaのニュースキャスター)は問う。「正義は、カネの力に打ち勝つことができるだろうか?」



しかしながら今回は、エプスタインが彼のカネを、影響力を行使するために、また性的な不正売買に関わりうる事業を展開するために、実際にどのように使ったかに注目が集まっている。2013年からエプスタインと共に働いていた調査官(investigator 潜入捜査を行っていたという意味?)は、ドイツ銀行との接触を続けていた。JPモルガンチェース銀行が、明らかになった性犯罪者との関係を絶ってから、しばらくしてのことだ。そして、ドイツ銀行が、エプスタインの銀行口座を閉鎖し始めたのは、去年、彼の性犯罪の疑いに再びスポットライトが当たって以降だ。







Epstein’s money trail: Will probe into Deutsche Bank reveal powerful connections?
Since his arrest, Jeffrey Epstein’s story has spiraled from one of sexual depravity to one of shady dealings at the highest levels of international finance. RT’s Rick Sanchez asks: can justice overcome the power of money?

Millionaire financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested earlier this month on conspiracy and sex-trafficking charges, with girls as young as 14 among his alleged victims. The financier has since sat in jail pending trial, and additional victims have reportedly come forward.

Epstein’s name has long been associated with sexual misdeeds, since he dodged serious prison time for a litany of similar offenses a decade ago, striking a sweetheart plea deal with prosecutors that saw him serve thirteen months in a low-security prison.

However, attention has now turned to how exactly Epstein used his wealth to buy influence, and potentially fund a sex trafficking operation. Deutsche Bank has been contacted by investigators, having worked with Epstein since 2013, long after JP Morgan Chase cut its ties with the registered sex offender. Only after media reports last year again shone the spotlight on Epstein’s alleged crimes did the bank begin to close his accounts.

“There’s a good chance,” Sanchez said, that investigators may now subpoena Deutsche Bank’s wealth managers to find out “what they had going on with Jeffrey Epstein. This thing is really starting to unravel.”

“If you think that this is just Jeffrey Epstein,” legal analyst Lionel told Sanchez, “and nobody can understand who he’s ever dealt with...absolutely not! He is just a little pebble in a mosaic that is so huge.”

“He’s going to have to” turn some people in, Lionel added, suggesting that prosecutors will press Epstein on his connections, potentially ones revealed through the investigation of Deutsche Bank.

How justice will eventually find Epstein is another story. The tycoon was found“injured and in a fetal position” in his New York jail cell late on Wednesday. His cellmate denies attacking him, and media reports have quoted sources claiming Epstein tried and failed to hang himself or deliberately injured himself to be transferred. With his alleged connections to powerful people at risk of exposure, speculation has also turned to whether these people might now want him dead.

However, Sanchez pointed out that the same web of connections might see Epstein again treated softly by the courts. Moreover, Deutsche Bank may have been a natural choice for Epstein. The bank is currently under criminal investigation for money laundering, and according to former employee Eric Ben Artzi “was structurally designed by management to allow corrupt individuals to commit fraud.” Whether that structure allowed staff to conceal Epstein’s “suspicious” transactions remains to be discovered.

“The legal system in America is driven by money, not by justice,” Sanchez said, quoting none other than Artzi himself.

ジェフリー・エプスタイン、牢獄で「傷つけられ、意識が完全でない状態で」発見される 首に不審な痕跡

Jeffrey Epstein found ‘injured & semiconscious’ with suspicious marks on neck in jail cell

Millionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been found “injured and in a fetal position” in his New York jail cell with marks around his neck, leading to speculation that he’d been attacked or injured himself to get transferred.

While authorities have questioned another inmate over the situation – a former cop locked up for allegedly killing four men in a drug conspiracy – multiple sources have rushed to the media claiming Epstein tried to hang himself, while another source claims he staged the injury to get transferred to another facility. He is currently on suicide watch, according to two sources.

Former Westchester police officer Nicholas Tartaglione, who was charged with killing four men over a drug deal gone bad and burying them in his backyard, claims he never touched Epstein and didn’t see what happened, according to his lawyer. "They are in the same unit and doing well," and have even found common ground in complaining about flooding, rodents, and bad food in the jail, he said.

Given the amount of blackmail information Epstein reportedly has on extremely powerful people, speculation that one of them might want to get him out of the picture has been simmering on social media since his arrest, only to erupt in the wake of this latest report. “Organized criminals have long arms,” one user tweeted. “If he dies, I'm going to have to ask, what wealthy individual(s) had him killed or did he really commit suicide?” another wondered. Others took issue with the theory, suggesting that if someone wanted Epstein dead, it would have happened already.

Following Epstein’s arrest on conspiracy and sex trafficking charges earlier this month, additional victims have reportedly come forward. The mysterious magnate all but skated on similar charges over a decade ago, pleading to a lesser charge of soliciting prostitution and serving just 13 months in a sweetheart deal that permitted him to leave prison during the day. Alexander Acosta, the prosecuting attorney on that case, resigned as Secretary of Labor two weeks ago over his handling of the deal, though he claimed in interviews with the Trump transition team he had been told to “back off” because Epstein “belonged to intelligence.”

Epstein faces 45 years in prison if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Epstein was denied bail last week after authorities learned he had a fake Saudi passport and wads of cash secreted in a safe inside his home. Judge Richard Berman also pointed to danger to the community and Epstein’s alleged history of intimidating witnesses in his decision to keep the financier in jail. Epstein’s lawyers have appealed, seeking to have him released on house arrest with electronic monitoring.
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