Flyby News Home - Flyby News Archives - Casinni NoFlyby - Flyby Links

Flyby  News

"News Fit to Transmit in the Post Cassini Flyby Era"

NIST Lies * Jehan Box * Ice Tipping * Nukes

02 September 2008
"Our future is in the past
with no escape present."

- Bart Jordan

1) NIST supports 9/11 cover-up
- - Debunking NIST's Conclusions About WTC 7
- - The Financial Times and the 'Self-Confessed Mastermind of 9/11'
- - FBI Sweeps Anthrax Under the Rug
- - Sarah Palin, grazing animals and the herd mentality
- - "The Reflecting Pool" receives award at Moondance Film Fest
- - September 08 Month of Truth – campaigns and events
2) Jehan Abdur-Raheem Hunger Strike to Get Out of BOX

- - McCain’s military father and betrayal of USS Liberty
3) Nuke Fight Nears Decisive Moment
- - Sally Shaw - rain, meetings, and rad waste
- - Radiation levels raised at Vt. Yankee
4) Arctic ice 'is at tipping point'
- - Warming and 9/11 Related Danger Zones

Editor’s Notes:

Catching up with September reality, this issue begins by debunking NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) for bending natural laws of physics to fit a double standard of lies and betrayal. The first item also updates on The Reflecting Pool receiving an award at the Moondance Film Festival. This September 11 this film has another appearance at the Pioneer Theater; and Able Danger premieres on 9/11/08 in Manhattan for a week-run, 9:00 pm. More information on this and on a campaign in every state of the union for 9/11 truth, see the last article in item one (Month of Truth). Item two begins with a letter from Jehan Abdur-Raheem, who went on a hunger strike in desperation to get out of the BOX in Elmira Correctional Facility, where he has been held since December 2005. The next article is from a survivor of the USS Liberty, which describes how Senator John McCain’s father aided in a cover-up of this apparent failure of another treacherous 'false flag' operation. The article is called Leave No Comrade Behind.

Item three leaves some room for hope that the Vermont state legislature will deny the re-licensing of the falling-apart Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Radiation and the escalation of military insanity is what propelled Flyby News to make a commitment to at least 2013 in reporting news and actions for life’s survival in the 21st Century. Item four is warning that it could already be too late. Alex Jones and VP Candidate Sarah Palin seem like strange bedfellows, both believe that the general scientific community’s concern of Global Warming is overblown, a hoax. Especially from Jones, this can confuse the issue in favor of the NIST-WTC-7 downfall theories. What a joke, or is it a precursor of the next diabolical act?

Courage is not the absence of fear;
it is the making of action in spite of fear;
the moving out against the resistance
engendered by fear into the unknown
and into the future.

-- M. Scott Peck

The Road Less Traveled

1) NIST supports 9/11 cover-up

- - Debunking NIST's Conclusions About WTC 7
- - The Financial Times and the 'Self-Confessed Mastermind of 9/11'
- - FBI Sweeps Anthrax Under the Rug
- - Sarah Palin, grazing animals and the herd mentality..
- - "The Reflecting Pool" receives award at Moondance Film Fest
- - September 08 Month of Truth – campaigns and events

- - Debunking NIST's Conclusions About WTC 7
Post@ Friday, August 29 2008
'Debunking NIST's Conclusions About WTC 7 is as Easy as Shooting Fish in a Barrel'
and other Responses to 8/21/08 NIST Briefing on WTC7

One week ago the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a press conference to announce that the "reason for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 is no longer a mystery..." They issued long-awaited results of their findings as to the cause of collapse of World Trade Center 7, the third building destroyed on 9/11. Nearly seven full years (and untold millions of dollars) later, the federal governmental agency responsible for safety of Americans in our buildings (and other structures) came to the groundbreaking conclusion that, in an "unprecedented event," fires and inoperative sprinklers caused a 47-story steel and concrete building to collapse neatly into a pile in a matter of 9 seconds. In addition to a press conference and release of the printed report, NIST has kindly created a video to help us understand the unfathomable NEW mystery they created ... that office fires are capable (though as they note, never before and never since 9/11/01 has this happened to this type of structure of causing this kind of complete destruction. The more significant mystery NIST has now created is how in this world this agency--with this kind of money and resources, and this kind of time--could possibly have managed to ignore so much information, so much evidence, and so many whistleblowers and witnesses in order to come up with this kind of report. Astounding.

In the last week, a number of individuals have posted responses to the NIST report. As a convenience to our readers, has compiled four of those here. In addition, we posted information about and links to the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth press conference (audio here) immediately following the NIST conference, an interview of NIST's Dr. Sunder by, and the technical briefing hosted by NIST earlier this week.

We refer readers also to Kevin Ryan's excellent and unsettling article of July 2, 2008, "The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites" and physicist Dr. Steven Jones' well-known paper, "Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?" -Ed. [FN also recommends these papers on what is science and what is fiction:
Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction, and Environmental anomalies at the WTC:
evidence for energetic materials.

Debunking NIST's conclusions about WTC 7 is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel

Read more:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Post@ 911blogger - NIST's WTC7 collapse models: some observations

A few days ago I posted a graphic from NIST's latest WTC7 report that depicts the exterior buckling after global collapse initiation. In no way does it resemble how the structure actually looks when it imploded. I had not noticed that this was the model for the scenario without debris impact damage. You see, NIST actually has models for the scenario without debris impact damage and for the scenario with their best estimated impact damage (the damage to the south side). They conclude that the building would also have collapsed without any impact damage.

So I checked the report for their modeling of the exterior buckling with the best estimated impact damage; the model of what actually happened. It's there but there is something missing: the top 23 floors are not shown and the north side is not shown; the side that can actually be seen in the videos and photographs of the collapse.

Without damage - image - URL source:

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - The Financial Times and the 'Self-Confessed Mastermind of 9/11'
Thursday, August 28 2008 - Stories by Topic
The Financial Times and the 'Self-Confessed Mastermind of 9/11'

By James Petras
August 28, 2008

In recent days there is mounting evidence of the advance of totalitarianism in the political and media mainstream. The entire Western world, led by the United States, has embraced a Georgian regime, which invaded South Ossetia totally demolishing its capital city of 50,000 residents, assassinated 1500 men, women and children and dozens of Russian peace keepers. The US has mobilized a naval and air armada off the Iranian coast, prepared to annihilate a country of 70 million people. The New York Times published an essay by a prominent Israeli historian, which advocates the nuclear incineration of Iran. All the major mass media have mounted a systematic propaganda campaign against China, supporting each and every terrorist and separatist group, and whipping up public opinion in favor of launching a New Cold War. There is little doubt that this new wave of imperial aggression and bellicose rhetoric is meant to deflect domestic discontent and distract public opinion from the deepening economic crises.

The Financial Times (FT), once the liberal, enlightened voice of the financial elite (in contrast to the aggressively neo-conservative Wall Street Journal) has yielded to the totalitarian-militarist temptation. The feature article of the weekend supplement of August 16/17, 2008 -- "The Face of 9/11" -- embraces the forced confession of a 9/11 suspect elicited through 5 years of hideous torture in the confines of secret prisons. To make their case, the FT published a half-page blow-up photo first circulated by former CIA director George Tenet, which presents a bound, disheveled, dazed, hairy ape-like prisoner. The text of the writer, one Demetri Sevastopulo, admits as much: The FT owns up to being a propaganda vehicle for a CIA program to discredit the suspect while he stands trial based on confessions obtained through torture.

Truncated, for the complete article see:
and Source URL:

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - FBI Sweeps Anthrax Under the Rug
By Sheila Casey and Barry Kissin
Published by Rock Creek Free Press 18 August 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C.-US Attorney Jeff Taylor was sweating on August 6, as he laid out his case against the late Dr. Bruce Ivins at a news conference-and with good reason. Anyone familiar with the case is well aware that Dr. Ivins was railroaded, and that the news conference was a flimsy web of lies.

Ivins had nothing to do with the 2001 anthrax attacks. The attacks were almost certainly carried out by the only group that had the means to produce the highly weaponized anthrax in the letters: the CIA, its contractor Battelle Memorial Institute of West Jefferson, Ohio., and the Army at Dugway in Utah.

The DOJ-FBI frame-up of Ivins rests heavily upon the claim of new advances in genetic testing which supposedly prove that the killer anthrax could have come only from Ivins’ flask.

Jeff Taylor stated:

The FBI sought out the best experts in the scientific community and, over time, four highly sensitive and specific tests were developed that were capable of detecting the unique qualities of the anthrax used in the 2001 attacks.

This is an outright lie. No special tests were required to assess the genetic heritage of the Ames strain in the envelopes. The Washington Post reported on December 16, 2001 that “only five laboratories so far have been found to have spores with perfect genetic matches to those in the Senate letters.”

The distinguishing feature of the anthrax that killed five people in 2001 is not related to its genes. What made that anthrax unique was that it was highly weaponized. Anthrax is a common pathogen found in the soil in many places. It doesn’t become lethal unless produced in such a way that it behaves like a gas, floating easily in the air and deep into a victim’s lungs.

The anthrax used in the attacks was beyond cutting edge. Donald A. Henderson, former assistant secretary for the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Department of Health and Human Services, told Science magazine: “It just didn’t have to be that good” to be lethal.

Truncated, for the complete article, see:

[Sheila Casey is a DC based journalist. Her work has appeared in The Denver Post, Buzz Flash, Common Dreams and Dissident Voice. She blogs at Barry Kissin is an attorney/peace activist based in Frederick, MD, home of Fort Detrick.]

For more from a fiercely independent Washington, D.C. newspaper, see: Rock Creek Free Press

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Frederick News Post column proclaims Ivins' innocence

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - Sarah Palin, grazing animals and the herd mentality

From NaturalNews 30 August 2008

Was the Sarah Palin pick a brilliant strategic move for McCain, or what? Here's a woman who looks like a Democrat, but votes like a Republican. Did you know she's pro-drilling and anti polar bear? Get this: She also believes global warming isn't caused by man! You gotta be living on Mars not to understand Earth's global warming is caused by burning fossil fuels. But Palin is from Alaska, not Mars.

Today's satire article pokes fun at this fascinating VP pick by McCain:

Also in this newsletter a link for old-breaking news:
Flu shot "totally worthless" at reducing death risk in elderly
also see:
Vegan Diet Reduces Risk of Arthritis, Heart Attack and Stroke

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - "The Reflecting Pool" receives award at Moondance Film Fest

"The Reflecting Pool," won the Columbine Award at the 2008 Moondance International Film Festival, in Boulder, Colorado.

'The Columbine Award Competition is [for media that] reflect non-violent conflict resolution, or alternatives to violence, or show why a violent resolution to conflict is counter-productive & inhumane.'

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - September 08 Month of Truth – campaigns and events
by Jonathan Mark

Some leaders of the 9/11 Movement, which include engineers, architects, activists, filmmakers, authors, join in teleconference call to collaborate, discuss, and endorse campaigns. The group unanimously voted to continue supporting the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative/ and campaigns, and we endorsed the campaign proposed by Don Meserlian and Don Harkins to make September 2008 the month where all 50 Governor administrations will be invited
and lobbied to sign a petition to question the official 9/11 "Investigation." This petition covers four particular considerations:

1) Inside collaboration, fraud, and distortion by the Bush administration and the 9/11 investigation;
2) The "free-fall" speed of collapsing buildings;
3) Testimony of William Rodriguez and others on pre-plane explosions;
4) Seismic recording showing corroborating evidence with such testimony.

I encourage everyone to make sure there is someone in your state sending the governor and other officials such information this September. For a couple hours of effort, this campaign enables each state to step up in questioning 9/11 realities, and for post 9/11 survival, freedom and justice, for our united states of America.

Professional engineer, Donald Meserlian, requests help to find volunteers in these following states:

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Contact Donald Meserlia by email dmeserlian[at}voicesofsafety(at}com

Another consensus item that the group endorsed was to get the word out on the
NYC-Manhattan premiere of Able Danger on 9/11/08 with a week-run at the Pioneer Theatre;
155 East 3rd Street; New York, NY - (212) 591-0434 - Showtime - 9:00 PM

And returning, to same location on September 11, 2008 - Showtime - 7:00 PM- The Reflecting Pool

[For a calendar for 9/11 related events, see: ]

William Rodriguez joined the call and updated us on presentations in Guatemala; and his latest project that will be announced later this month. He also warned us of the erratic actions of Phil Berg, who once represented him and Ellen Mariani. Tom Tvedten was also on the call, and will be helping Meserlian obtain collapsing and squib-related footage. Dr. Tom founded

For FN’s resources, see:
The Bush Conspiracy and 9/11 Investigative Reports,
looking into the unanswered questions.

ZERO, an investigation into the events of 9/11
Italian film shown in European Parliament 26 February 2008,
will be presented with a discussion with Valley 9/11 Truth
Thursday, September 4, 2008; 7:00 PM; Northampton, MA

2) Jehan Abdur-Raheem Hunger Strike to Get Out of BOX

- - McCain’s military father and betrayal of USS Liberty

Aug. 22d, 2008 - [EXCERPT]

I don’t want to worry you, but I am now into my 4th day of a hunger strike. There has been no effort by the prison or the prison department to correct my situation. It’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been punitively segregated, and I broke no prison rules. I am denied all privileges and programs. I get one hour of recreation; one visit a week; limited access to the law library and all because they claim I am an ‘influential muslim’… whatever that means. This is an act of desperation, and one I’ve been reluctant to take, but I can’t think of anything else to do. I was told that a Deputy Commissioner named LeClaire has issued an “Executive Order” to have me in the BOX – I don’t understand any of this, so hopefully my refusing to eat, and the consequent force feeding, will compel some official in Albany or politician to look into this entire affair.

My sister and her husband are planning to visit Albany on my behalf ext week. If they are successful in finding out what is going on, I’ll terminate this fast and let you know, but for now I “MUST” do more than simply sit here and vegetate.

Enough for now – stay strong, and thank you for your consistent support. Trust me to remain strong as well.


“The future is NOT a gift; it’s an achievement.”
- Harry Lauder

Peace Brother Jonathan,

I wanted to inform you right away that I terminated my hunger strike after only 7 days because my sister and her husband visited me over the weekend and informed me that they had scheduled meetings with DOC officials in Albany for Tuesday to discuss my situation with them face-to-face. They’ve also spoken to the administrative staff here.. They were concerned, and asked that I give their methods a chance to work before continuing on the path I had chosen..

“The first and best way to victory is to conquer Self.”
- Plato

[The two above letter excerpts were transcribed from hand-written letters that I had received from Jehan.
The following is text of Jonathan Mark's letter on behalf of Jehan in support of his parole hearing this year.]

To: Mr. Fieno
FPO – 1 - Parole Office
Elmira Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 500
Elmira, NY 14902-0500

Re: Jehan Abdur-Raheem - 77A1180
Elmira Correctional Facility
Elmira, NY 14902-0500

August 4, 2008

Dear Mr. Fieno:

I appreciate your considering parole for Jehan Abdur-Raheem. I am writing to support this and will enclose background information from my website,, and two letters written to me from Jehan. I could send you hundreds, (please let me know if interested). These letters provide insight into his nonviolent nature, commitment, and readiness to contribute to society.

From my understanding (and almost disbelief), I learned that Abdur-Raheem has been held in isolation since December 2005, labeled as an ‘influential Muslim.’ This concerns me greatly. From my point of view Jehan’s embracing of Islam has been of a positive influence. Although my religion-background is Jewish, we find common ground in human rights, environmental, and political considerations. We value and strive to support what is best about our society, and honor principles in the US Constitution.

I hope this will be helpful; I would welcome your contacting me, if I can be of any further assistance. Compassion for each individual is key for human rights, and to enable justice and peace to prevail..

To learn more on Jehan and others, see: A Nation Behind Bars: the buried talents of a population.

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - McCain’s military father and betrayal of USS Liberty

Leave No Comrade Behind
August 7, 2008
By Phillip F. Tourney


Leaving no one behind is a time-honored tradition, from the battle fields of Gettysburg, Hamburger Hill, Pearl Harbor, Battle of the Bulge, Wake Island, etc, etc, etc. This is not a tradition of the United States but of all countries that find themselves in wars and conflicts, whether on the ground, in the skies or on the seven seas.

On the battle fields of this once-great nation called the United States they would bury the dead with honor so as not to forget their service in fighting for their country. Whether it was the North or South, in Europe, Asia or wherever Americans have fought and died they have been honored for the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

I was in a situation during the six day war between Israel and the Arab states,

Being on a ship called the USS Liberty. What a wonderful name, to be put on a ship which stands for what is so great about America - our freedoms, our respect for one another, the constitution, bill of rights, all meant to protect the citizens of America.

All of that pride for my country and for what it stands all flew out the window at two o’clock in the afternoon on June 8, 1967, a bright sunny day when our beautiful flag with her beautiful stars and stripes were flying in the warm breeze coming over our deck. In just seconds our flag was in tatters, holes in her and shot down. The men on deck where screaming in agony from shrapnel wounds peppering there flesh and leaving huge wounds that bled profusely. I saw the greatness in mankind that day, the greatness of the American fighting men aboard Liberty as other sailors put their lives on the line to save their helpless comrades, braving rockets, canons, amour-piercing fifty-caliber machine gun fire as the Jewish state and its assassins shot at our fire-fighters and stretcher bearers. I saw men put their lives on the line to retrieve the dead on the exposed weather decks, I saw men fighting fires on the bridge bravely from the napalm Israel dropped on our ship that engulfed it in flames. Men below the water line bravely stood their ground with five torpedoes on their way to sink our ship, the Liberty. In the communication spaces the men stayed, awaiting certain death in the engine room and the same in the fire room as these brave American sailors would not abandon their general quarters stations and all for the greater good of the crew and our ship.

One of the torpedo’s struck our ship on the starboard side in the communication spaces, resulting in the deaths of twenty five sailors and Marines who were blown to bits. The blast was so powerful it picked our ship up out of the water and dropped her back onto the sea with a thunderous rumble.

The word was passed to abandon ship. All of our life rafts had been destroyed except for three. We put them over the side to put our most seriously wounded in them. Two of rafts were shot out of the water and a third was taken aboard one of the three attacking Israeli torpedo boats, a blatant war crime to say the very least. Troop-carrying helicopters sent to our ship hovered overhead with armed commandoes ready to board us and kill the rest of us. They were so close you could see the hate in their bloodthirsty eyes and to call it frightening is the understatement of the century. They stayed for awhile and left, but we did not find out until much later why the did not board our ship and murder the rest of the crew. To add insult to injury we had been identified by Israel as American and friendly many hours before the attack but they attacked the only ‘friend’ they have nevertheless.

When all was said and done the attack lasted about as long as the attack on Pearl Harbor and left behind two thirds of the crew either dead or wounded. Over eight hundred rocket and cannon holes in her skin, napalm burning us up, and a hole in the side of our ship you could fit a house in it. We were listing badly to the starboard side and praying our ship would not roll over on us.

The Liberty crew is one of the most decorated ships in Naval history. Our ship was so heavily damaged it is second to none including if it can be believed during WWII. Only the hand of God kept our good ship Liberty afloat and all the experts say we should have gone down and gone down fast.

Now the most shameful part of American history is not that our ship was attacked by an enemy of the United States but rather by our so called ‘ally’ Israel. They used unmarked jet aircraft to attack our virtually unarmed ship to mask the true identity of our attackers. We got a message out to the sixth fleet that we were under attack to the USS Saratoga battle group and the USS America battle group within fifteen minutes of the start of the attack. Rescue aircraft were sent to our aid only to be recalled by John McCain JR. Admiral Commander in Chief United States Naval Forces, it is none other that his own son, Senator John McCain son who is in the Presidential race. Can you imagine the gaul it took to recall rescue air craft when an American ship is under attack by an unknown government? Our ship was in international waters doing what we were ordered to do and had every right to be there.

Phillip F Tourney

Survivor USS Liberty - June 8 1967

For complete article, see:

3) Nuke Fight Nears Decisive Moment

- - Sally Shaw - rain, meetings, and rad waste
- - Radiation levels raised at Vt. Yankee

- - Nuke Fight Nears Decisive Moment
Under pressure from the public, the Vermont Legislature
can close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Thursday, August 28, 2008
By Eesha Williams

The Vermont Legislature will make history in a vote expected as early as January on whether to allow the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to continue operating after 2012. Never before has a state taken such a vote. "This is a tremendous opportunity for us," said Deb Katz of the Citizens Awareness Network, an antinuclear group based in Shelburne Falls. "But it's not going to be easy."

Vermont Yankee is three miles from Massachusetts and a stone's throw from New Hampshire. A serious accident or act of sabotage at the reactor would kill thousands, and leave hundreds of square miles uninhabitable. Like all nuclear power plants, Vermont Yankee contributes to global warming. The cost of storing nuclear waste makes nuclear power more expensive than solar, wind, or any other source of electricity. So people from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont are working with Katz's group and other organizations, telephoning and going door to door in legislative districts throughout Vermont, encouraging voters to contact their state legislators.

On August 17, a group dubbed the Solar Rollers, which included several Western Massachusetts residents, set off from Vermont Yankee on a two-week bicycle ride through Vermont to Burlington and the Canadian border, distributing information on the upcoming vote.

"If the Vermont legislature votes to close Vermont Yankee, it will have tremendous significance nationally," said Cindy Folkers of Beyond Nuclear, an advocacy group near Washington, D.C. "It will set a precedent."

Two years ago the Vermont Legislature passed, and the governor signed, Act 160, which gave the Legislature the authority to decide whether Vermont Yankee can operate after 2012. Because of the way the law was written, the governor will not be able to veto the Legislature's decision. The outcome of November's legislative elections in Vermont will likely affect the outcome of the nuclear vote.

Vermont Yankee is owned by the multi-billion-dollar Entergy Corporation of Louisiana, which has already begun pouring money into lobbying in anticipation of the vote. Entergy is running a blitz of full-page ads in Vermont newspapers, and seemingly incessant radio commercials.

But in recent years, some public hearings in and around Brattleboro on the reactor's future have drawn as many as 500 people, the vast majority of whom were in favor of closing the plant. Dozens of people have been arrested for civil disobedience at the plant's gates in Vernon, and at Entergy's corporate offices in Brattleboro.

Volunteers with the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), the state's biggest environmental organization, have spent the summer knocking on doors and speaking with people about why Vermont Yankee should be closed. "We've been finding tremendous support for closing Vermont Yankee," said VPIRG director Paul Burns. "This will be one of the dominant issues in the next legislative session. Because of the way the prevailing winds blow, New Hampshire would probably be most affected by an accident. So we're getting support from people in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, too."

Burns predicted that Entergy would outspend the antinuclear groups "1,000 to one" in lobbying and advertising around the upcoming vote. "But our odds are better than theirs," he said. "If there's any state where the public will can prevail in a fight like this, it's Vermont."

Truncated, for the complete article, see:

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - Sally Shaw - rain, meetings, and rad waste
30 Aug 2008 [received by email]

A letter, FYI since the papers rarely print me:

To the Editor:

Gee, if excessive rains flooded out the parking lots at the Vernon Elementary School so that the VT Public Service Board couldn’t hold its hearing on Vermont Yankee relicensing, I wonder how all the 269,700 gallons per year of radioactive septic sludge VT permits Entergy to spread on it’s fields is staying on site with all the overland water flow?!? Along with the septic sludge, VT Yankee dumped 528 cubic meters of stockpiled radiation-contaminated soil/sand (plus an additional 150 cubic meters annually, per NRC permit), spreading or piling it in uncovered, unlined heaps near the cooling towers, next to the river. How does that radioactive sediment fare in the rain? And now that the rad waste dump in Barnwell, South Carolina is closed, where is Entergy Vermont Yankee disposing of all the radioactive detritus (resin filters, crud, contaminated tools, clothes, etc.) they routinely generate? Since the site, 300 yards from the Vernon elementary school, was deemed unsuitable for a low level nuclear waste dump due to the presence of (not school children, but) jurisdictional wetlands in a state legislature-commissioned study in 1991, surely Entergy is not disposing of their low-level radioactive waste on fields subject to run-off and flooding—are they? Since the VT Agency of Natural Resources and the VT Dept. of Health choose to look the other way, surely Entergy has the civic conscience not to allow these contaminants to run off the site and into the river; surely they would not take advantage of inept federal and state regulations to get away with murder, would they?

P.S. If you doubt my numbers on the quantity of contaminants Entergy is permitted to dump on site, look them up in the VT Solid Waste Management Facility permits, certification number F9906-A1, and the Federal Register July 19, 2005, Volume 70, Number 137, pages 41400-41441.

Sally Shaw

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - Radiation levels raised at Vt. Yankee

VERNON, Vt.-- Workers were evacuated from the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor building Tuesday morning because of elevated radiation levels in parts of the plant.

Vermont Yankee spokesman Robert O. Williams said the problem was a human error in the reactor's water cleanup system, which draws water from the bottom of the reactor to be filtered.

For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:

4) Arctic ice 'is at tipping point'

- - Warming and 9/11 Related Danger Zones

Arctic ice 'is at tipping point'
By Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News website

Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the second smallest extent since satellite records began, US scientists have revealed.

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) says that the ice-covered area has fallen below its 2005 level, which was the second lowest on record.

Melting has occurred earlier in the year than usual, meaning that the iced area could become even smaller than last September, the lowest recorded.

Researchers say the Arctic is now at a climatic "tipping point".

"We could very well be in that quick slide downwards in terms of passing a tipping point," said Mark Serreze, a senior scientist at the Colorado-based NSIDC.

"It's tipping now. We're seeing it happen now," he told the Associated Press news agency.

Under covered

The area covered by ice on 26 August measured 5.26 million sq km (2.03 million sq miles), just below the 2005 low of 5.32 million sq km (2.05 million sq).

But the 2005 low came in late September; and with the 2008 graph pointing downwards, the NSIDC team believes last year's record could still be broken even though air temperatures, both in the Arctic and globally, have been lower than last year.

Last September, the ice covered just 4.13 million sq km (1.59 million sq miles), the smallest extent seen since satellite imaging began 30 years ago. The 1980 figure was 7.8 million sq km (3 million sq miles).

Most of the cover consists of relatively thin ice that formed within a single winter and melts more easily than ice that accumulated over many years.

Irrespective of whether the 2007 record falls in the next few weeks, the long-term trend is obvious, scientists said; the ice is declining more sharply than even a decade ago, and the Arctic region will progressively turn to open water in summers.

A few years ago, scientists were predicting ice-free Arctic summers by about 2080.

Then computer models started projecting earlier dates, around 2030 to 2050; and some researchers now believe it could happen within five years.

That will bring economic opportunities, including the chance to drill for oil and gas. Burning that oil and gas would increase levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere still further.

The absence of summer ice would have impacts locally and globally.

The iconography of polar bears unable to find ice is by now familiar; but other species, including seals, would also face drastic changes to their habitat, as would many Arctic peoples.

Globally, the Arctic melt will reinforce warming because open water absorbs more of the Sun's energy than ice does.

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2008/08/28 10:36:56 GMT

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

- - Warming and 9/11 Related Danger Zones

Former US Senate candidate from Vermont (and 9/11 truther), Craig Hill, questions why some 9/11 advocates have a difficult time realizing global warming is serious, and could prove disastrous for most all life. Alex Jones and oil-company scientists have misled many in the 9/11truth movement for a Global Warming hoax theory. Craig Hill’s article, WARMING: The bigger, more urgent reason to bring down the perps of 9/11 or in item 3 - Warming and 9/11 Related Danger Zones.

For FN's resource page on this issue, see:
Mounting Evidence of Extreme Global Warming

The views expressed herein are writers' own and not necessarily of Flyby News.
Fair Use Policy that describes use of copyrighted material is at
Feedback for story suggestions and networking Flyby News is appreciated.
You can write to the editor by email: -- flyby(at)mtdata[dot]com --

Flyby News is nonviolent in focus, and has supported critical campaigns
for a healthy environment, human rights, justice, and peace,
since the launching of NASA's Cassini space probe in 1997.

=====News Fit to Transmit in the Post Cassini Flyby Era====>

= = = = = = = = = =

Email address: