Meltdown In Japan:
"We are afraid that the water level at [the No 4 reactor] is the lowest," said Hikaru Kuroda, a Tepco official. But he added, "Because we cannot get near it, the only way to monitor the situation is visually from far away."(Guardian, emphasis added). The United Nations projects that the radioactive plume will hit Alaska by today, California by Friday.
USA decides to dispense with the propaganda and for once tell it like it is:
According to the official, the U.S. believes a larger evacuation zone should be imposed and that the next 24-48 hours are "critical."(Huffpo, emphasis added).
"It would be hard to describe how alarming this is right now," ABC quoted the anonymous official as saying.
Meanwhile propaganda goes to Hollywood:
Connections between the Pentagon and the entertainment industry, first intensified in the 1980s, continue to embed militarism in seemingly non-political products like video games and action movies ... when it comes to the Pentagon-Hollywood relationship since the 1980s -- only in that case, we're now seeing military officials quite literally line-editing scripts to make them more pro-military.(Your Tax Dollars At Work, emphasis added).
I updated the post which said that MOMCOM spent about $700 billion a year on "defense".
After that update, the post now says $1.22 Trillion, which means MOMCOM spends the equivalent of about 120 Japan disasters every year (10 per month) on imperialism.