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A Quarter-Century on…

With the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear reactors remember those who have stayed and tried to contain things. They are almost certainly subtracting years off their lives for the days spent there.

Japanese officials are now contemplating that the only solution may be the same one used in the Ukraine a quarter-century ago. One cannot help but think of the ghost town that is Chernobyl. This is a film made by Russian filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenko in April 1986 as the tragedy occurred.

He died of radiation poisoning soon thereafter, Jonathan Turley has more of his story.

Like many of those in his film.  Like many of those at Fukushima.

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In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .