ALARM: Record die-off of marine life along West Coast — Huge numbers washing up on shore… “This is just the tip of the iceberg” — Several types of animals found dead — Hemorrhaging from brain infection (VIDEOS)

Published: May 6th, 2017 at 9:47 am ET
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San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2017 (emphasis added): Leopard sharks dying by the hundreds in San Francisco Bay — Scores of leopard sharks have been found dead or dying… No one knows yet what is the cause. Alarmed biologists are trying to figure out why leopard sharks are dying by the hundreds in San Francisco Bay this year… Huge numbers of dead sharks, some bat rays and a few halibut have been found since mid-March along the shorelines… It is the second year in a row that large numbers of the bay’s most abundant shark have been going belly up during the spring pupping season… It is the largest leopard shark mortality event since 2011, when more than 1,000 dead sharks were counted…

San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2017: Hundreds of dead sharks washing up on Bay Area shores — For seven weeks straight, hundreds of sharks have been washing up dead on the shores of the San Francisco Bay… “We can’t actually keep up with the volume of calls we get on a day-to-day basis,” [Sean Van Sommeran, executive director and founder of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation] said. Several types of marine life have been turning up dead, including rays and large fish like halibut. But primarily, Van Sommeran has been seeing hundreds of leopard sharks washing up. He estimates the number of dead and dying sharks in the bay could be in the thousands. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Van Sommeran told SFGATE. “We’re only seeing a fraction of the actual losses.”…

CBS S.F., May 4, 2017: Spike In Leopard Shark Deaths In SF Bay Raises Concerns… This is the third die-off in the past six years… Tests have found a viral and fungal infection that somehow makes its way into the shark’s brain…

ABC S.F., May 4, 2017: Leopard Sharks dying off in record numbers in San Francisco Bay — Leopard sharks in particular have been dying off in record numbers… Research so far points to a pathogen getting into the brains of the sharks. “Well the pathogens get into the eyes, nose duct, they have a brain infection [that] causes hemorrhage,” Vansommeran said.

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Published: May 6th, 2017 at 9:47 am ET
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218 comments to ALARM: Record die-off of marine life along West Coast — Huge numbers washing up on shore… “This is just the tip of the iceberg” — Several types of animals found dead — Hemorrhaging from brain infection (VIDEOS)

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    "Huge numbers of dead sharks, some bat rays and a few halibut have been found since mid-March along the shorelines… It is the second year in a row that large numbers of the bay’s most abundant shark have been going belly up during the spring pupping season… It is the largest leopard shark mortality event since 2011, when more than 1,000 dead sharks were counted…."

    The largest leopard shark mortality event since 2011.That should tell scientists something, but apparently, it doesn't. They're stuck in bafflement and beffudeledness.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Wondering if everything in the Pacific will have to be dead before they figure it out.

    Beware the Blob.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Millions, possibly billions of creatures wiped out. Dead.

    Rotting, decomposing, biodegrading.

    While those that are left are swinmming, eating, and breathing it in.

    Natures cleanup crews do not delineate between live and dead.

    They just bloom till they can't anymore.

    Earth is an endangered species…

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      No, this was just a hoax. Japan had all the dead fish on pallets in two days. "Top Secret" research by earthquake forecasters proves it.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Not much can survive putrid conditions.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    NUCLEAR RADIATION & THE DESTRUCTION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM http://www.mitchelcohen.com/?page_id=329

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.radjournal.com/articles/Cesium/Cesiumdisposal.htm

    When cesium comes into contact with plants and animals, it is absorbed into the system by replacing potassium in tissues and cells. Radiation destroys the most rapidly dividing cells of the body, particularly skin, hair, gastrointestinal tract, and bone marrow. Because bone marrow gives rise to the blood cells, including those of the immune system and the platelets that staunch bleeding, radiation victims are susceptible to infections and hemorrhaging as well as long term effects.

    An incident exhibiting the effects of radiation contamination from a cesium-137 sourced blood irradiator occurred in September 1987, in the state capitol of Goiana, Brazil. A group of scavengers raided an abandoned cancer center and found a small lead canister, later selling it to a junkyard. A junkyard employee opened the container to discover a radiant, blue, glowing dust. The dust was cesiusm-137, the same highly radioactive material used in blood irradiators throughout the world. Over the next week, children and adults rubbed the substance on themselves because of the sparkle and the dust passed from home to home eventually contaminating 244 people, 54 of which were hospitalized for serious injury. In addition, several medical personnel and emergency workers, as well as their clothing and instruments, were contaminated. Within one week, four of the first six people to handle the cesium had died from pneumonia, blood poisoning…

    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      and hemorrhaging. The accident contaminated everything from people to homes, businesses, soil and water. Those objects and structures that could not be decontaminated were dismantled or collected and stored in concrete drums as nuclear waste.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      RE: Cs 137 blood irradiators, warm fuzzies given by current storage and disposal regimes:

      "While the shielding in many of these irradiators is considerable and the units, by law, must be tested periodically, there is still a risk of leakage and radiation contamination. The risk of leakage increases significantly when one considers that the source remains a danger for approximately 180 years, much longer than the life span of any hospital, blood bank or cancer center. Although the current regulation is adequate, there is no assurance that records and maintenance of these machines will continue for the entire 180-year life span of the cesium source.

      For example, in the 1960's the U.S. Government donated several hundred of these machines to high schools and universities for student experiments. As the units aged, records were lost and most were moved into storage rooms and basements with no maintenance or inspection performed. It was not until the mid-1990's that the NRC updated its records and began to track down these lost units. Fortunately, these units were over-engineered for safety and no leakage occurred. However, the incident does demonstrate that the small likelihood of safely regulating and maintaining a unit for the next 180 years."

      Great toy for high school aged teens. What could possibly go wrong?

    • HHD LOL another reason to eat banana's

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    What is the penalty for misplacing your reactor core inventory/fuel rods?

    NRA? NRC?

  • Jebus Jebus

    Scientists unlocking dead leopard sharks mystery: Hundreds of strandings in San Francisco Bay but cases reach back to 1967

    “San Francisco Bay is probably the most significant nursery site for leopard sharks in the extent of their whole range, so the fungus could be killing literally tens of thousands of newborns,” Russo said. “Any time you see a serious threat to any one species, I always figure it’s a threat to our humanity because it makes the world less diverse and reduces the heath of the ecosystem.”

    A 50-year history

    Mass leopard shark die-offs are somewhat rare in the renowned San Francisco Bay but the mystery dates back almost five decades. One of the earliest documented cases was in 1967, followed by incidents in the early 2000s and a 2011 event when Okihiro estimated thousands died.

    http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2017-05-06/scientists-unlocking-dead-leopard-sharks-mystery-hundreds-of-strandings-in-san-francisco-bay-but-cases-reach-back-to-1967/1776425179876.html

    It must be an exciting time to be a scientist and alive…

  • Sol Man

    Trillions (perhaps more,) single celled on up, of life, gone.
    Humans efforts have come to this.

  • GOM GOM

    GOM
    MAY 6, 2017 AT 11:29 AM · REPLY
    US NAVY CONFIRM BREACH OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS FROM [IMPLODING] WASTE DRUMS ON SEA FLOOR

    ..intact to completely deteriorated.., from completely intact to seriously deteriorated..' (figs. 4, 5). , and the video tape showed that one of them had imploded in the center (fig. 4). ..

    " the survey only covered about 200 km2 (80 mi2), or 15 percent of the
    waste dump area. [which is 540 mi2]

    Using the enhanced side scan-sonar images as guides, Sea Cliff and ATV were able to
    “drive” directly from one suspected drum site to the next.

    https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1198/chapters/207-217_RadWaste.pd

  • GOM GOM

    Our best scientists tell us insistently that a calamity is unfolding … yet we carry on as usual.

    It is one thing to accept that human influence has spread across the landscape, the oceans and the atmosphere, but quite another to make the jump to understanding that human activities are disrupting the functioning of the Earth.. few are alert to the plight of the planet.

    So, today the greatest tragedy is the absence of a sense of the tragedy.

    We find ourselves on the edge of the abyss as the Anthropocene’s shadow falls over all of us.

    It is the great silence..

  • Ya, we have decimated the Pacific ocean food chain, and then we wonder why sharks are attacking more humans. In Hawaii, there are so many attacks that to minimize the bad publicity, they have resorted to separating attacks into "instigated" or just "attacks".

    If someone was fishing and is attacked that is "instigated", diving or spear fishing "instigated". Those go into a separate category and are not reported on the official numbers.

    How is the food chain decimated? A scientific basis for destruction of the ocean food chain can be found here. The prime driver of the last 6 years, Fukushima.

    https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-scientific-basis-for-destruction-of.html

  • antipodes

    From the resurgent Si-Fi novel The Hand Maids Tale by Margaret Atwood, "Stillbirths, miscarriages,and genetic deformities were wide spread and on the increase and the trend has been linked to the various nuclear -plant accidents, shutdowns and incidents of sabotage that characterized the period, as well as to leakages from chemical-and biological- warfare stockpiles and toxic waste disposal sites, of which there were many thousands, both legal and illegal- in some instances these materials were simply dumped into the the sewage system and to the uncontrolled use of chemical insecticides, herbicides and other sprays. This book is prophetic in many ways, it is to be released as amovie soon.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Nature vs Man

    One must become the other, before the other becomes the one…

  • Jebus Jebus

    Mankind has created a hole in the circle of life to fall into…

    • DUDe DUDe

      Symbiotic existence wassent good enough for man..life's laws weren't sacred enough..the organizers of religion made sure of that..it still issent..it had to be like pigs feasting on a giant donut while burning all bridges..still does..now its a black hole..still more destruction to get rich and taxcuts for those that made it in the richness ratrace are the only visible priority worth a mental exercise for those in power..whilest passing all togheter as one the biological event horizon..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Gee.. the sharks are picking off the weak and contaminated in Southern Cal.
    But in San Franscisco.. they are already dying.

    But wait isn't that where Cullen and chums say a large amount of radiation coming in?

    Sharks are thriving in Southern, California but dying in the San Francisco Bay, experts say
    5/6/2017

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sharks-california-20170505-story.html

    The reports of the sea lions starving gives indication that the food chain is in trouble in Southern Cal.

    It's survival of the fittest.

    Killer Whales Go On ‘Unprecedented’ Killing Spree in Monterey Bay, CA
    April 30 2017

    http://blackchristiannews.com/2017/04/killer-whales-go-on-unprecedented-killing-spree-in-monterey-bay-ca/

  • Sol Man

    What was too cheap to meter?

    LIFE!

    The corporations didn't even put a line on the gauge for it.

    • DUDe DUDe

      Soo true Sol Man..It should have NEVER been allowed to create artificial organismes that has as only operating algoritme , its only moral compass in a living finite space , the pursue of profit at all cost's..infinite exponential profit mind you..not even a break build in..no cap or ceiling , no accountability..even straight warprofiting is allowed..and on top of that..we let those organismes grow more and more insane AND cooperate aka organize to RULE over their victims/slaves/us..it was/is inevitable to end like this..aslong as the whole cattle stays full blown retard..preventing the forming of a critical mass for change within its own ranks..

  • SadieDog

    Don't know what this means, just puttin it out there, https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1712/ML17123A453.pdf

      • SadieDog

        Now I know. 🙁
        – The Commissioners –
        Based on its evaluation, the staff recommends that:
        • The NRC not initiate additional regulatory actions to address natural hazards other than seismic and flooding.
        • The ongoing assessment of natural hazard information be addressed through enhanced internal processes to establish a more routine, proactive, and systematic program for identifying and evaluating new information related to external hazards.
        • The NRC not impose new requirements associated with real-time radiation monitoring onsite and within the emergency planning zones (EPZs).

  • Cesium Sponge Cesium Sponge

    San Francisco is taking a direct hit from plumes of radiation coming in from Fukushima, Prefecture – and residents in the Sunset District in San Francisco are wasting time protesting pot-dispensaries opening up in their neighborhood.
    https://www.google.com/amp/kron4.com/2017/05/03/residents-fighting-to-keep-marijuana-dispensary-out-of-sunset-district-neighborhood/amp/

  • Sol Man

    We must assume that nothing is going to change; therefore, we be thankful for grapes and barley (wine and scotch) me thinks to remember.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Thinking you might be correct..

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    The mindset that forbids discussion of unpleasant realities…

    https://fanlore.org/wiki/The_Four_Banned_Star_Trek_Episodes_in_the_UK

    A new Star Trek Episode should be made: The entire Federation of Planets slingshots around Earth's sun to go back in time to save the sharks, the whales, the sea lions, the starfish, the polar bears, the seals, the salmon, the herring, the tuna, the coral, the kelp, the algae, the plankton, and everything lost.

    But that is just science fiction and a totally unrealistic happening, because warp drive will never develop on our civilization, even if possible, because everything will be extinct before man develops safe nuclear power.

    Still, we might be able to make the movie. Call it "Spock's Eyebrow."
    A butterfly flaps its' wings and creates a typhoon in Japan. A nuclear plant has three major explosions, and media claims there are no fatalities. Nothing is done as mass extinctions occur. Spock's eyebrow rises so quickly, the ensuing eddies swirling about his head cause catastrophic weather anomalies across the Alpha Quadrant.

    Meanwhile, smoking is prohibited in public housing. The third violation results in a $250 fine, and a fourth violation results in eviction. And San Fransisco protests medical marijuana as nausea from chemotherapy skyrockets.

    While all the other starships are zinging around the sun returning to the 1970's to capture life samples, Mr. Spock goes back in time to the pre-nuclear era, lives happily…

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      …ever after. To ensure his happiness, Mr Spock grows pot and gets stoned daily. He uses opium occasionally and never suffers a meltdown. He starts a website called Enenews.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      BBC on banning Star Trek episodes: "We have no plans to show the banned episodes as we have stated several times before. I am afraid every big organisation comes in for a little ridicule from time to time, but we are a public service broadcasting organisation with great responsibilities, and if after very careful consideration we decide not to show a particular programme, you may rest assured that it is in the best interest of viewers in this country."

      "public service broadcasting organisation with great responsibilities"

      he he I thought they were infotainment company.

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38918010

        "An explosion and fire have occurred at the Flamanville nuclear plant on France's northern coast but there was no nuclear risk, officials say."

        "The cause of the blast was not immediately known."

        Explosions and fires for unknown reasons are not a risk. Especially at a nuclear plant! Go back to watching approved Star Trek episodes.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Mainstream media: Those fish just need to buck up.

  • Jebus Jebus

    North Coast lawmakers urge Brown to declare statewide salmon disaster

    “Landings by the commercial fleet dropped from 502,110 salmon in 2004 to 55,051 in 2016, an 89 percent decrease,” the letter continues. “The 2017 season is predicted to be worse than last year.”

    http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20170505/NEWS/170509915

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    All this talk of disease is so unpleasant.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28857283

    We need to start calling those aging nuclear reactors "Old ladies"

    And the whales "Old ladies."

    And the salmon "Old ladies."

    And the politicians "Old ladies"

  • Jebus Jebus

    Squamish Nation's yearly salmon distribution takes new form
    Nation turns to canned salmon to preserve tradition in face of shortages of both fishermen and fish

    A stream of people wind their way through the gravel parking lot in front of St. Paul's church on the Mission reserve in North Vancouver. Cardboard boxes are unloaded from the deck of a Squamish Nation truck. Laughter mingles with birdsong as band members wait patiently to get two cases of sockeye salmon — a prized food of the Squamish people.

    Every year, the Squamish Nation distributes fresh sockeye for free to ensure the community has traditional food.

    But this year is different. For the first time in Squamish history, the Nation is distributing canned salmon bearing the Squamish Nation's crest — the Nation's solution to keeping tradition alive when both fishermen and fish are scarce.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/squamish-first-nation-yearly-salmon-distribution-takes-new-form-1.4093477

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Fukushima Daiichi:

    "Old lady with Alzheimer's"
    She's lost and no one knows where she is
    Nobody Really Cares
    She's got a gun
    No immediate threat to the public
    Puzzling, but not alarming
    Pussing but still attractive
    We need more like her
    She smells like dead fish
    Our "Old Lady."

  • Jebus Jebus

    Look away…

    Ocean life is dying in mass, and no one knows why ?

    May 17, 2016

    https://wearechange.org/pacific-ocean-life-dying-mass-no-one-knows/

    😐

  • Jebus Jebus

    Your all wrong. Your spreading false rumors.

    We know because we test everywhere. Trust us, it's everywhere.

    And everywhere it is in too miniscule amounts to cause a problem everywhere.

    To you because you are not everywhere where we test everywhere.

    It is in the fish, we tested, but it is not everywhere in the fish.

    Where you are in the fish it is safe. We tested. It's everywhere.

    It's ten times more than it has ever been. Because it's everywhere…

    The Marine Effects of Fukushima Radiation (revised)

    https://www.streamnetlibrary.org/?page_id=1387

    The Marine Information System

    https://maris.iaea.org/

    Trust us. Have some fish. we tested. It's everywhere…

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Good God in Heaven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Am5RS5AoA

    The leader of the "free world" gets history lessons from Sarah Palin.

    I rarely look at politics but came across the fact that Steven Colbert was thrashing Donald Trump, which led me to Trumps remarks about the Civil War. Which led to a brief history lesson on my part on Jackson and his politics. Trump may be right. Jackson would have probably not caused a war, because Jackson was interested in paying off the national debt. His veto of the Bank of the United States Charter probably led to the eventual "Federal Reserve" though. I don't know it's all too complicated and my opinion doesn't mean anything. Five minutes on Wikipedia doesn't make me an expert anymore than it did for Donald Trump. The disrespect shown for the POTUS may be part of an elaborate plan by Trump to destroy federal power. This plan has apparently been ongoing through many generations. Rodney Dangerfield missed his calling. He could have been POTUS.

    I wish Donald Trump would spend five minutes reading the Wikipedia page about the Fukushima Japan nuclear meltdowns and about the cover up. I wonder what Andrew Jackson would think about nuclear disasters. Would he have allowed federal funding for the NRC? An agency hellbent on keeping mankind in debt to nuclear power companies forever?

    Wish Colbert would go on attack mode about Fukushima. Maybe make some gay jokes about Jay Cullen and Wood's Hole — sexual connotations galore…

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Exposure to very high doses of radiation, or long-term exposure to smaller amounts, however, increases the risk of injury or illness. Problems may include:

    […] damage to blood vessels and the brain, infection, and bleeding from whole-body exposure to very high doses of radiation, which usually leads to death."

    http://www.humanillnesses.com/original/Pre-Sei/Radiation-Exposure-Conditions.html

    related news: http://enenews.com/alarm-record-die-off-of-marine-life-along-west-coast-huge-numbers-washing-up-on-shore-this-is-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-several-types-of-animals-found-dead-hemorrhaging-from-brain-i

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Fukushima smoking gun #666

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    or possibly past nuke waste dumps, or a new high radiation underwater weapon, but testing won't be done because they don't expect to find it. NeoScience.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Great speech : follow the money, follow the lies. Enenews has done a great job of following the lies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gboD5f_OqVs

  • The Sea

    by Pablo Neruda

    I need the sea because it teaches me.
    I don’t know if I learn music or awareness,
    if it’s a single wave or its vast existence,
    or only its harsh voice or its shining
    suggestion of fishes and ships.
    The fact is that until I fall asleep,
    in some magnetic way I move in
    the university of the waves.

    It’s not simply the shells crunched
    as if some shivering planet
    were giving signs of its gradual death;
    no, I reconstruct the day out of a fragment,
    the stalactite from the sliver of salt,
    and the great god out of a spoonful.

    What it taught me before, I keep. It’s air
    ceaseless wind, water and sand.

    It seems a small thing for a young man,
    to have come here to live with his own fire;
    nevertheless, the pulse that rose
    and fell in its abyss,
    the crackling of the blue cold,
    the gradual wearing away of the star,
    the soft unfolding of the wave
    squandering snow with its foam,
    the quiet power out there, sure
    as a stone shrine in the depths,
    replaced my world in which were growing
    stubborn sorrow, gathering oblivion,
    and my life changed suddenly:
    as I became part of its pure movement

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    The Trusted

    They show, they know
    They grab, they stab
    They cackle, they shackle
    They pack, they stack
    They buy, they lie
    They talk, they balk
    They war, they store
    They file, they stockpile
    They fake, they take
    They hush, they crush
    They romp, they stomp
    They cut, they shut
    They impose, they hose
    They flare, they scare
    Tell the truth, don't you dare
    They've put us in the crosshairs

  • GOM GOM

    Chicago Pile-1

    The ugliest piece of shit reactor that started it all..

    "A crude pile of black bricks and wooden timbers"..Enrico Fermi

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Re: "The X-ray":

    Was it all at once? Over a life-time? Did the whole world and all of it's inhabitants glow like an x-ray? If so, on what day? Can I get a copy? Does Tepco have a license to practice medicine? How was this calculation determined? Did they use the nuclear formula? Since public perception has taken precedence in all Fukushima related events, can someone please tell me how an x-ray will help curtail radiation related fears and prevent Fukushima fallout from causing mutations, illness and deaths and make citizens happier? Is this a preventative measure or just diagnostic? What was the outcome? What effect does an x-ray have on cyanobacteria? Will I be billed for my x-ray? Who will pay for the simpler life-forms, who are unable to pay? Is this our new healthcare plan?

  • Sol Man

    We have achieved the exact opposite of greatness. Some have worked tirelessly to annihilate all life.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    As if we all braved the flash ..and it's done and said.
    The atmospheric and marine contamination did not occur via a flash.
    No, it was 'fallout'.
    Now it is the continual contact of corium with groundwater dumping in to the ocean..

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neilyoung/helpless.html

    Change "Ontario" to "Japan"

    Consider this a request for Neil Young

  • Troglodyte Troglodyte

    Hi everyone,

    I've been following this site for years now and I thought it was time to register, and maybe involve myself with the ongoing conversation.

    The comment section is where I gravitate towards since I'm interested in the varied opinions that one can find here. First off, I'm not a denier when it comes to the ongoing global impact of Fukushima. Since I live on the west coast, I'm especially concerned since I have a teenage son and I wonder what kind of world my generation is leaving to him and his cohorts.

    I'm also a bit of a recluse, hence, my alias. So it seems this site may provide me a source of social interaction on a topic of existential importance. I've watched dozens and dozens of videos from Kevin Blanche and Dana Durnford, and these viewings have left me with feelings of dread, and hopelessness.

    I recall when I became outspoken about Fukushima on social media 3-4 years ago, my posts garnered little interest. Those that did reply were oblivious to the situation, and the typical response was, "Why isn't the media reporting this?" Why indeed. Those who I spoke to in person just didn't want to hear about it, a symptom of normalcy bias, I suppose.

    I'm not sharing anything new here.

    I want the administrator and the "usual suspects" here to know I appreciate their determination to share the truth of what's happening to our beloved Earth, and I wish all of you good health and continued success with your noble endeavors.

  • DUDe DUDe

    Apocalypse, Man: Michael C. Ruppert on World's End (Part 1)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNVHbzlzUS8

  • ruth1

    No real care about fukushima, or nuclear in enenews comments. Primarily why I do not come here anymore. Mostly republican operatives, who have screamed vote trump for the last year or so. Remember, republicans do not give a darned about Fukushima and the people living there. Republicans do not care about shutting down nuclear reactors. In fact, they want build more nuclear projects. More money for republican DOE Rick Perry, and his cronies. Republicans love to make money parking, high level-nuclear water in your back yard. Money! Money! Money! If admin cared about the comment section, he/she would clear out the tired-old political operatives.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Welcome Ruth!

      The love of money is what brought us all to this point in time.

    • DUDe DUDe

      Hmm i admit the OT-posts have swarmed out at bit outside their borders again, it happens ,it schrimps back etc.. guilty as charged myself..But this statement of yours is simply not true AT ALL for most here..:|
      "..No real care about fukushima,.."

      !

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        The real information concerning Fukushima is found in the headlines provided by admin..not in the blogger sections.

        None of the bloggers can go to Japan and see first hand this disaster or report back any findings first hand.

        We all as victims can only monitor and supply information that is relevant to the battle at hand.

        The blogs are for others to read and for obtaining information concerning many things concerning Fukushima and other Nuclear energy concerns along with many other worldly concerns.

        Data miners need not take any sides in the battle for Saving Mother Earth and only need to present their findings to the general public at large for their personal digestion and application.

        The ebb and flow of life on this planet will go on and our role here is to help all that life currently present survive and help see it flourish.. without losing all that Mother Earth.. has freely given to us all.

        The battle going on here is much larger than all of us combined and we do need all the help we can get.

        Join the Save the Earth battle!

    • Really ruth1? Really? haven't seen you before, are you pronouncing ENE dead? That would be something an operative would do.

    • Down The River Down The River

      Hi Ruth, welcome back.

      I do think you are mistaken about the Republican influence here. Most here that posted about politics were Bernie people, and since the election all the political posts have been Trump bashing.

      A lot of people here, I think, are a-political like me, we bash both parties freely. Obama and Hillary, like most Democrats, were also supporters of nuclear. Just look at their track record.

    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      "No real care about fukushima, or nuclear in enenews comments."

      HaHaHa! A little Sunday night humor there. Good one.

      "Remember, republicans do not give a darned about Fukushima and the people living there."

      HaHaHa! I can hear the Democrats screaming "Fukushima" from the rooftops now… Oh, wait… That was Obama passing the baton to Trump in the rose garden, whilst tripping over the fuel rods strewn about, yelling "Fuk U shi Ma reactor?". My bad.

  • ruth1

    Sorry radioactive waste, not radioactive water. I was here long ago obe. You are sincere and appreciated. This comment section is simply a republican knockoff. Republicans are the corporations and nuclear industry. The dude person is one off the worst offenders. Thank goodness there are many good Fukushima blogs and anti-nuclear blogs. There are many good tweeters too. It happens on forums on controvercial issues. Establishment trolls and posers take them over. Not many straight shooters left in enenews comments unfortunately.

    • DUDe DUDe

      Republican knockoff..are you implying i'm the right-wing balance of the spectrum..funny that lol , incorrect tho, and doubtfully of greater importance for the globe public, thus any better OT then you originally complain about, me thinks..lol

    • Really ruth1….you calling Dude out? I think you aint babe ruth and you off base.

    • Dazy Dazy

      There's more to nuclear than the nuclear facilities and bomb tests, there is the waste issue, how they're disposing of it via fluoride, fracking, agriculture and how they're transporting that stuff across the world to contaminate all things and all beings.

      There's more to the subject of energy production than radiation, there is serious contamination by oil, gas, methane and their accompanying poisons across our entire planet.

      There's more to radiation than the nuclear facilities themselves as there are a myriad of issues related to acute and 'low-grade' radiation contamination, both short and long term. There are more radiation sources such as WiFi that need to be addressed and we're ignoring that to our detriment.

      It's short-sighted to concentrate only on the acute problem specifically of Fukushima when that is a climax of events that are still ongoing and those events shouldn't be ignored or brushed aside. They are literally coming at us from all angles. If people won't listen to one angle, they may listen to another and thereby open the door to more topics of interest.

      It's unhelpful and mean spirited to minimize the efforts of people because they're not addressing the acute problem. Hopefully, we are all doing what we can and participating the best way we are able, we cannot all be the epic hero Dana Durnford is. Sharing information and empathy for each other is greatly encouraging in the daily fight for our very lives we are all in now,…

  • Isthmus

    For those that have a Inspector G.C. I recently put mine on top of some tiles inlaid on a small bench. The count went up to 11.62, and above the 11.62 number was small print that said times 1000 what a shocker, the bench was made in the 1930" or 40"s, that little red blinking light was on fire. What to do?

    • Dazy Dazy

      I found a six-plus headed fasciated dandilion in my yard a couple days ago. First one I've ever seen, and I love my dandilions so much that I cultivate them.

    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      Put a bowl of water on it and see if the cyanobacteria have an illuminated pool party.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/garden/24granite.html And put on your rose colored glasses… for the ambiance, of course.

      • Dazy Dazy

        Actually, I have it in a baggie and am hoping to dry it out and test for radioactivity, it's taking forever to dry out compared to regular dandies. I did have my rose colored glasses on when I spied it so anecdotally I have to say that rosie glasses don't cover up the rads.

        • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

          Sorry, Dazy, I was replying to the first comment and had my window open too long to see yours… Or I would have addressed it accordingly. But… as far as your dandelion? I would just eat it… Bite the head off and chew it like a madman… Like facing my enemy head on… Living on the edge, I am. Cesium the day… and night. Meh.

          On a lighter note, I put oxalis in my dutch oven concoction on the fire… ZINGY SPRING MADNESS!

          • Dazy Dazy

            Oh, my goodness, munch that multi-head down. Very tempting cause I do love the dandi petals and the flower(s) head(s) is/are usually quite fragrant and delicious but what do we call it if it has six flower heads and one uber large stem? Also I am concerned about that cesium addition to my gums considering that I only have 20 and 1/2 teeth left. I suppose I would save a couple bucks if those last six that are not loose would give way.

            Always looking at the upside, thanks for the advice, Hillbilly.

            • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

              Call it mortar? ("…what do we call it if it has six flower heads and one uber large stem?") https://utep.influuent.utsystem.edu/en/publications/use-of-mutated-micro-organism-to-produce-sustainable-mortar

              Then it will match the bench…

              • Dazy Dazy

                Fly ash = chem-trail ash = coal ash plus they're adding bacteria and the ash creates an optimal environment for bacteria?

                "To evaluate the influence of micro-organisms, Bacillus pasteurii bacteria and fly ash (which creates an optimum environment for bacterial growth) were used to prepare mortar specimens, and their compressive strength and durability were evaluated and compared with conventional mortar. The test results indicated that the mortar prepared with fly ash (5% of cement content by weight) and micro-organ-isms (both in wild and mutated form) improved the compressive strength and durability of mortar. In addition, micro-level tests were performed, which further confirmed the positive influence of micro-organisms."

                An admission of morgellen's?

  • Dazy Dazy

    "You see, most of us are frightened. Your parents are frightened, your educators are frightened, the governments and religions are frightened of your becoming a total individual, because they all want you to remain safely within the prison of environmental and cultural influences. But it is only the individuals who break through the social pattern by understanding it, and who are therefore not bound by the conditioning of their own minds–it is only such people who can bring about a new civilization, not the people who merely conform, or who resist one particular pattern because they are shaped by another. The search for.().truth does not lie within the prison, but rather in understanding the prison and breaking through Its walls–and this very movement toward freedom creates a new culture, a different world." J.Krishnamuri

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