An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the U.S. are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan. The rise in reported deaths was largest among U.S. infants under age one.
Local police doctrine now dictates that public protests be treated as 'security threats'. That means peaceful demonstrations will be treated like prison riots. The doctrine allows wide latitude for abuse against citizens.
The nation's 10 largest financial institutions hold 54 percent of our total financial assets; in 1990, they held 20 percent. In the meantime, the number of banks has dropped from more than 12,500 to about 8,000.