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On Sunday, March 13th, I saw an interesting link on Facebook. Since the previous Friday, I’d been posting update information on the Japan disasters, and had been one of the first people to post that there might – and I stressed might – be nuclear problems. So when I saw a link saying “MIT scientist says no problems”, it’s only natural to read it... The site I got linked to, though, was a repost from something called The Energy Collective...The Energy Collective is a Siemens AG lobbying/influence/astroturf organization – it says Powered by Siemens right up front."
To build this capability we will create a set of personas on twitter, blogs, forums, buzz, and myspace under created names that fit the profile (satellitejockey, hack3rman, etc). These accounts are maintained and updated automatically through RSS feeds, retweets, and linking together social media commenting between platforms. With a pool of these accounts to choose from, once you have a real name persona you create a Facebook and LinkedIn account using the given name, lock those accounts down and link these accounts to a selected # of previously created social media accounts, automatically pre-aging the real accounts.
I wrote to and received a personal reply from this person:
Dr. Steven J. Greene, Physics Division, Subatomic Physics Group, P-25 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop H846, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 voice: (505)667-5607, e-mail: sjgreene@lanl.
He is a PhD nuclear physicist, and also referred me to that same link. mitnse.com...
This is more from Dr. Josef Oehman:
I am a mechanical engineer and research scientist at MIT. I am not a nuclear engineer or scientist, or affiliated with Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, so please feel free to question my competence. The text is based on an email that I send to family and friends in Japan the night of March 12. It was posted on this blog by my cousin Jason, went viral and has been equally popular with people who hate it and love it ever since. It aimed at explaining the events surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi-1 reactor. Great lengths of the text are dedicated to explaining how the reactor works, what the different types of radiation sources are, and what safety features have been implemented. I then continue to describe how these safety features were operated to secure the reactor. To the extent that I could, I have verified this information with experts in the field, while the responsibility for any errors remains with me. The version on mitnse.com is the most accurate, and as you can tell in many parts different to the version that appeared here on Jason’s blog. This post is not keeping track of or explaining events after Mar 12. Events kept developing, and many people keep sharing their discovery with me that one is always smarter after the fact. In my email, preserved through various copies of Jason’s first post around the internet, I expressed my strong believe that my family and friends are safe. This keeps both annoying and reassuring a great many people. Whether my unwavering trust in my fellow engineers of 50 years ago who designed and build the plant, or my complete trust and admiration of my fellow engineers who are currently operating the reactors makes me a level-headed guy or right-out stupid is also hotly debated. Most people hope for the former, but some opt for the latter. As far as I am concerned, I was just doing my job. Fixing things. In this case, a complete lack of understandable context information that would have allowed my family and friends in Japan to make an informed assessment of their situation.
On Mar 16, 2011, at 12:37 PM, I wrote: > > > Hello my friends. I read this email earlier this morning and probably like many of you that read it, may have found a tiny bit of relief from it. Well, since then I have run across another thread on another site I am a member of which concerns this same material and I feel I should share it, least our members are lead astray by faulty representation.
> > Please note this particular line "UPDATE: We have learned that this was written by Dr. Josef Oehmen, a research scientist at MIT. It was originally posted here." > I left this below as well from the original post so that you can see the name clearly. > I tried to be a good member and delete the rest of post as it isnt part of the concern here > >
Now I would like to direct you to where I am going with this. I believe it will be easier for you to read yourself so you can understand a little more of what the bigger picture may be here. I will give you one snip of the article I am leading you to0, to give you a idea.
> > "The article has since been edited and re-titled, but the original post was called "Why I am Not Worried About Japan's Nuclear Reactors" by Dr. Josef Oehmen. > > As it turns out, Dr. Oehmen is NOT a nuclear scientist, but he has a PhD in 'supply chain risk management'; according to Genius Now, he "works for something called the Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI), which is a military-industrial-academic project...he is not involved with nukes at all." > >
There is a lot more too this and I suggest you read it just so you can understand how this came about. It is a real eye opener to say the least. As always, use your own discernment, but I really felt you folks needed to know this. You really only need to read the first post to get the gist of it. > > You can read what I am referring to HERE: Disinformation about Japan Crisis > > > > >
You Can STOP WORRYING ABOUT A RADIATION DISASTER IN JAPAN -- Here's Why > > > > BI Nuclear Expert | Mar. 13, 2011, 4:55 PM | 12,849 | 24 > > A A A inShare This was originally posted as a comment on Japan Death Toll > > Climbs Astronomically As Nuclear Crisis Spreads. > > UPDATE: We have learned that this was written by Dr. Josef Oehmen, a > > research scientist at MIT. It was originally posted here.
I e-mailed Oehmen to ask if he stands by the claims in the post. He referred me to the MIT press office, which in turn told me that Oehmen is not doing interviews.
somehow, Josef Oehman’s original article keeps getting buried deeper and deeper. If I were a cynic, I might think that the entire purpose of this site is to hide the indefensible and fraudulent propaganda that he and Barry Brook engaged in. That gave false hope to thousands, if not millions, of people. That if properly looked at will completely kill any hope he has of a legitimate academic career.
Dr. Oehmen isn’t “giving interviews”, so I can’t ask him about it. And I really hate to make those assumptions, because maybe MIT really is willing to put their academic rep on the line for this fraud and coverup. So here’s a way around that. Asking MIT directly. They’re probably not going to like it much, because either they have to deal with Dr Oehmen, or they have to buy into a blatant cover-up that brings the entire school’s academic integrity into question.