Charlatan Glenn Beck launched an absurd effort to discredit concerns about the cascading failures of the nuclear plants in Japan in the wake of the 9.0 quake and tsunami. In a genuinely shocking and callous segment on his radio show, Beck literally laughed off concerns about the potential nuclear meltdown. He then proceeded to blame any concerns about fears on well-respected public interest groups, like Plowshares and the Union of Concerned Scientists, based on his continuing effort to smear philanthropist George Soros, who helps fund legitimate scientific and policy analysis of nuclear energy (as opposed to those groups funded by nuclear energy to promote nuclear energy). So, Beck blames Soros for fears over nuclear meltdowns, not radioactive material. Add this to the long line of lunatic rantings of the FOX "host" whose rise to unwarranted power must also be blamed on CNN's desire to put profiting off his snake oil way ahead of the interest in the truth. Beck's irrational dismissal of well-founded concerns about the catastrophic dangers of nuclear energy flies in the face of the real news of the serious dangers of multiple meltdowns and of potential winds contaminated with the deadly Cesium-137. Nothing is surprising that Beck says any more, but that does not make it any less disgusting or deceptive. So, readers will likely not be surprised that while downplaying the dangers of nuclear energy, Beck also shilled for "food insurance." If you can stomach it, you can listen to him laughing off the risk of loss of life in Japan and elsewhere due to the dangers of nuclear energy here.