Dead sea creatures “covering the sand with a sea of red” on California beach; Witnesses: “Bazillions of crab-like things washed ashore… I’ve never seen these before, it’s incredible” — ‘Glow in the dark’ organisms recently stranded nearby; Official: “No one here has ever seen it!” (VIDEO)

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Orange County Register, Feb 25, 2015 (emphasis added): Tiny crabs still coming in waves off Balboa Island — Thousands… created a rim of red along the shoreline, scattered on the sand along the sleepy seaside of Balboa Island in Newport Beach… Experts say the crabs – which are about 1-to 3-inches long – haven’t been seen in the area for decades… The pelagic crabs are the latest in a year of odd sightings… glow-in-the-dark organisms called pyrosomes washed ashore in September, and before that a blue, jellyfish-like creatures…

CBS L.A., Feb 22, 2015: [E]xperts say the crab hadn’t been seen this far north in decades… Passers-by stopped to marvel at the unusual sight… Daniel Stringer, who’s lived on Balboa Island for 47 years, says he’s never seen the little crabs…

Newport Beach Independent, Feb 26, 2015: Thousands of tiny crabs that look like mini lobsters washed up on the shores of Balboa Island this week, covering the sand with a sea of red… They appeared on Balboa Island several weeks ago and then disappeared, but have reappeared. Most appear to have washed ashore dead, but many are still swimming in… crews have been scooping up [remains].

LA Times, Jan 22, 2015: [T]housands of candy-red crabs rarely seen in coastal Southern California have washed ashore in Newport Beach… this marks the first time in years that [Southern California Marine Institute director Daniel Pondella] has heard of them being seen in Southern California. “This is the first warm year we’ve had in quite awhile,” he said. “It could just be a sign of the warm water we’re currently experiencing.”… “I’ve never seen these things before,” [Newport Beach resident Darren Zinter] said. “It’s incredible.”

Tweet from ‏@MLukeMc, Feb 23, 2015: Bazillions of crab-like things washed ashore [see photo].

Tweet from @ABC7Greg, Feb 23, 2015: Thousands of dead crabs washed up on shore on #BalboaIsland. Residents want to know why! (Photo: Tim Sullivan) @ABC7

More on the pyrosomes:

  • Corona Del Mar Today: Pyrosomes Wash onto Big Corona Beachsomething not been seen before in Corona del Mar, a city expert said. “Pyrosoma is a glow in the dark pelagic tunicate,” said Michelle Clemente, a Newport Beach marine education supervisor, in an email. “Although it is not uncommon to our waters…no one around here has ever seen it!
  • OC Register: The ocean oddities arrived all summer. The glow-in-the-dark organisms called pyrosomes washed ashore… jellyfish-like creatures [were] a bit earlier… “These are strange times,” said Chris Lowe, a professor and head of the Shark Lab at Cal State Long Beach… “It’s tricky,” Lowe said. “The animals are acting as if we’re going to have an El Niño, but the ocean’s conditions aren’t conclusive.”

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  • rogerthat

    http://breakingenergy.com/2015/03/23/nuclear-safety-in-a-post-fukushima-world-is-the-us-falling-behind/

    … Given current regulatory inertia, it unfortunately appears that a nuclear accident on US soil would be required to motivate politicians and regulators to mandate serious safety upgrades to existing nuclear power plants. …

    … Breaking Energy obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that suggest cost sensitivity could be playing a disproportionate role in the assessment of US nuclear plant safety risk.


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    • rogerthat, i understand how hopeless it seems, but, if everyone withheld their tax cheque until they repealed the price anderson act, i think it might get some action.


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      • Yakugaku Zasshi. 2014;134(2):149-54.
        [Transport processes of Fukushima derived radioactivity in the Pacific Ocean].
        [Article in Japanese]
        Aoyama M1.
        Author information
        Abstract
        Before the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 1 (FNPP1) accident, environmental (137)Cs was already detectable originating from nuclear weapon tests conducted in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the western North Pacific Ocean, (90)Sr and (137)Cs activities in surface water were 10-100 Bqm(-3) in the late 1950s and early 1960s, then this parameter decreased gradually; (137)Cs activity in surface water subsequently decreased to around a few Bq m(-3). After the FNPP1 accident, (137)Cs and (134)Cs were released into the North Pacific Ocean by two pathways, direct discharge from the Fukushima NPP1 accident site and atmospheric deposition off Honshu Islands of Japan, east and northeast of the site. High-density observations of (137)Cs and (134)Cs in the surface water were carried out by 17 VOS cruises and several research vessel cruises between April 2011 and March 2012. The main body of radioactive surface plume of which activity exceeded 10 Bqm(-3) traveled along 40°N, and reached the International Date Line in March 2012, 1 year after the accident. The radioactive plume was confined along 40°N when the plume reached the International Date Line. Zonal speed of the radioactive plume was estimated to be about 8 cm s(-1), which is consistent with zonal speeds derived by Argo floats at the region.


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          • Albacore results were already in the 800's. (pre / international dateline / transfer. (200- Limit). Or Over past "safe" limits.

            Environ Sci Technol. 2014 May 6;48(9):4739-43. doi: 10.1021/es500129b. Epub 2014 Apr 24.
            Trace levels of Fukushima disaster radionuclides in East Pacific albacore.
            Neville DR1, Phillips AJ, Brodeur RD, Higley KA.
            Author information
            Abstract
            The Fukushima Daiichi power station released several radionuclides into the Pacific following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A total of 26 Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga) caught off the Pacific Northwest U.S. coast between 2008 and 2012 were analyzed for (137)Cs and Fukushima-attributed (134)Cs. Both 2011 (2 of 2) and several 2012 (10 of 17) edible tissue samples exhibited increased activity concentrations of (137)Cs (234-824 mBq/kg of wet weight) and (134)Cs (18.2-356 mBq/kg of wet weight). The remaining 2012 samples and all pre-Fukushima (2008-2009) samples possessed lower (137)Cs activity concentrations (103-272 mBq/kg of wet weight) with no detectable (134)Cs activity. Age, as indicated by fork length, was a strong predictor for both the presence and concentration of (134)Cs (p < 0.001). Notably, many migration-aged fish did not exhibit any (134)Cs, suggesting that they had not recently migrated near Japan. None of the tested samples would represent a significant change in annual radiation dose if consumed by humans.


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            • Sea water samples
              http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24727550

              LAST SENTENCE:
              The monitoring results obtained in the study and relevant data published by others show that following the Fukushima accident, the Oyashio current acts as a provider of low-contaminated subarctic waters to the heavily contaminated Kuroshio-Oyashio mixed water region.


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              • Southwest intrusion of 134Cs and 137Cs derived from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in the Western North Pacific.
                Kaeriyama H1, Shimizu Y, Ambe D, Masujima M, Shigenobu Y, Fujimoto K, Ono T, Nishiuchi K, Taneda T, Kurogi H, Setou T, Sugisaki H, Ichikawa T, Hidaka K, Hiroe Y, Kusaka A, Kodama T, Kuriyama M, Morita H, Nakata K, Morinaga K, Morita T, Watanabe T.
                Author information
                Abstract
                Enormous quantities of radionuclides were released into the ocean via both atmospheric deposition and direct release as a result of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) accident. This study discusses the southward dispersion of FNPP-derived radioactive cesium (Cs) in subsurface waters. The southernmost point where we found the FNPP-derived (134)Cs (1.5-6.8 Bq m(-3)) was 18 °N, 135 °E, in September 2012. The potential density at the subsurface peaks of (134)Cs (100-500 m) and the increased water column inventories of (137)Cs between 0 and 500 m after the winter of 2011-2012 suggested that the main water mass containing FNPP-derived radioactive Cs was the North Pacific Subtropical Mode Water (NPSTMW), formed as a result of winter convection. We estimated the amount of (134)Cs in core waters of the western part of the NPSTMW to be 0.99 PBq (decay-corrected on 11 March 2011). This accounts for 9.0% of the (134)Cs released from the FNPP, with our estimation revealing that a considerable amount of FNPP-derived radioactive Cs has been transported to CONT::


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              • HoTaters HoTaters

                Thank you, Emmy. Glad you're back. Your input is always insightful and relevant. Good information, thank you.

                Wish we had more modeling of the dispersion of the radionuclides in seawater, and transport by air and other modes.

                Or perhaps it's being studied and the results just aren't being made public. A possible or even likely scenario.


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                • heavily contaminated Kuroshio-Oyashio mixed water region.

                  "Or perhaps it's being studied and the results just aren't being made public. A possible or even likely scenario."

                  (We should begin looking into how this region effects / disperses into global gateways).
                  There appears to have been a massive effort in 2012 to map the contamination. I've read countless studies that indicate an "area of concern". So we may want to explore this area / location. As it appears to be a main area of concern to the scientists involved in the study.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.fukushima-is-still-news.com/2015/03/fukushima-disaste-how-much.html

    March 23, 2015
    Estimated costs of Fukushima nuclear accident

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150323_33.html

    Here are the estimates of compensation costs for victims of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident as well as the costs of decontaminating and decommissioning the reactors.

    As of the end of January, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says compensation costs for the victims would come to 5.62 trillion yen, or about 46.8 billion dollars. This would cover their evacuation expenses and emotional suffering.

    An Environment Ministry estimate puts the cost of decontamination and building initial storage sites for soil and other waste generated from the decontamination work at around 17.5 billion dollars.

    The disposal of contaminated waste will require 4.4 billion dollars, and the construction of intermediate storage facilities will be another 8.8 billion dollars.

    These figures do not include the costs of decontaminating the evacuation zones in which decisions on conducting a full-scale decontamination have not yet been made. The costs of final-stage disposal outside Fukushima Prefecture of soil and waste stored at intermediate storage facilities are also excluded.

    TEPCO estimates that as of the end of January, about 8 billion dollars will be necessary to decommission the reactors and deal with contaminated water. About 3.7 billion dollars …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.bbj.hu/opinion/not-in-my-backyard-austria-fights-european-unions-nuclear-ambitions_94645

    Not In My Backyard: Austria Fights European Union’s Nuclear Ambitions
    BBJ
    Monday, March 23, 2015
    by Andreas Molin, provided to the BBJ by The MarkNews

    Andreas Molin is the Director of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.

    He is the Austrian representative in the Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD and has served as vice-chairman of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) since 2011.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/269403/bikini-people-ponder-settlement-options

    … "Here these people are who have sacrificed their homes and in many ways their lives and now even though they have sacrificed here they are on this place they were moved to and they're going to have to be moved again. I mean, they were called the 'Nuclear Nomads' when they first began their moving. They've gone from place to place to place. This place just happened to be a longer stay." …


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  • rogerthat

    today's sick joke:

    http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150323p2a00m0na010000c.html

    Gov't list outlines designation of 140 special state secrets under new law

    … Descriptions of five secrets by the Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and Ministry of Justice were partially blacked out. The Ministry of Justice also redacted the job title of the person involved in administering each secret. A ministry representative explained, "If the title of the person administrating the special secret is revealed, it could be possible to easily guess the content of the secret when combined with other information that is available." …


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Super special giant secrets.
      Cheesy little secrets.

      "Japan is very cold right now. We met Mr. Jarju in Zao, which is not far from Sendai. There are mountains all over this place. My hotel is few hours from Tokyo. I came to Japan purposely to meet Jammeh's agent. I could tell Ousman couldn't withstand the cold. But never mind, there are Japanese prostitutes at the hotel, where he spent couple of nights. He has a girl to entertain him for the next few weeks. He exchanged greetings with our agent. He told us that he was going to be in Japan for a week or so. He is expected to leave Japan on March 20th. "

      Jammeh's Environment Minister And Pimp Pa Ousman Jarju Met With One Of Our Agents In Japan!!!
      March 14 2015

      http://freedomnewspaper.com/Homepage/tabid/36/newsid367/10744/Jammehs-Environment-Minister-And-Pimp-Pa-Ousman-Jarju-Met-With-One-Of-Our-Agents-In-Japan/Default.aspx


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    • Classified, Secrets – President Kennedy And Ron Paul Speak Out On Dangers of Top Secret Culture Inside CIA, NSA, 18 US Intelligence Agencies
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/classified-top-secret-classified-top.html


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Thanks, Dr. G. Despite what some might say about the origins or affiliations of the Libertarian Party or the Tea Party, I'm an admirer of Ron Paul, who was the Chief Architect of the present Liberty Movement.

        John Kennedy, too. Both are visionary men of great dignity, great statesmen, brave men. Yes, and MLK too!

        What was done to smear Dr. Paul's reputation during his last two runs for the Presidency is unbelievable. He won straw poles, and it was never reported. He was cut out of participation in debates, and treated with enormous disrespect.

        When a statesman is treated so poorly, one has to wonder why, or should.

        My family prays regularly for Dr. Paul and the safety of his family. By being outspoken about the Black Ops operators, he may be making himself a target. Nonetheless, he continues to speak out, bravely.

        'Wish there were more true statesmen, leaders of the caliber of these three men.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hNLDigNVB8

        Dr. Ron Paul, a champion of Liberty, wrote a book entitled, A Foreign Policy of Peace. He has written several other very good books. He is a man with a deep sense of dignity, and reverence for life. He was a career OB-GYN for many years prior to becoming a Congressman, and a flight surgeon before that. A real lover of people and a great guy, IMHO.


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        • HoTaters;
          The original Tea-Party, which is still around, is not this Kock-Brothers, "Tea Party Express". The newer party booster was built-upon the original Libertarian name, but not Libertarian ideals. Those fracking Kocks wouldn't know liberty or the Libetarian folk, or even the constitution, if they bit 'em on the behind.

          So, yes; Dr Paul and the Tea-Party that grew, around him, is comprised of people who really wanted to do something beneficial in this country and this world. The Tea-Party-EXPRESS is a (fake) terrible group with the ideals of the neo-CONs.., and is mostly comprised of neo-CONS and people who're confused by the name.
          I first saw that, "Tea-Party-Express", bus at the state capitol of Texas, and it was supposed to be there for a Ron and Rand Paul rally. In actuality, it was there for uber-neo=CON, Ted Cruz (and that guy is a different story, but certainly has nothing to do with liberty or justice or Libertarianism..) Cruz simply lied in order to get the Ron-Paul GOP vote (and he did not get it.)
          It bothers me. This is why I won't vote and I hope everybody will think twice before signing up to work for these jerks (in all parties.)


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  • rogerthat

    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com.au

    MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015

    TEPCO WEBCAMS and Strange Fog Visible on Cam 1


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    • bo bo

      The trend of dying fish in this particular tank started in December 2014.

      All Bonitos had already died 3/24 & 'Suma' (Eastern Little Tuna) obliterated on 1/18.

      Now only one fish swimming in a tank which used to hold 160 fish.

      From an older article -
      Samples were sent to several labs, & one lab confirmed a virus, 'so we're waiting to hear back what virus that is.'

      How many samples did they take? 3.
      Did they test for radiation?
      No. In fact, not even included in scientific hypothesis.

      ( For t'ai ) – am I assuming it's radiation?
      No. I'm just pointing to the flaws in their scientific hypothesis in ruling radiation out, without any testing.

      Well.. after a month or so, I wonder if 'they heard back'


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      • Sickputer

        Thanks bo… +311

        Makes you wonder if they cut up the dead Sea Park tuna and sell it on the foreign markets.

        The nucleoapes in Tokyo are never ones to pass up an opportunity to make a few billion yen.

        Or cut up the fish to send to poor African nations to curry favor for rare minerals. Surely they wouldn't do that?

        Good thing I'm not in Japan because they would probably hire a Yakuza hit squad to silence me.

        Sorry Yamashito and Abe! I have already hired Steven Segal to be my bodyguard for the next couple of months. Better try again in the summer…maybe you will catch us napping. Or maybe I will catch you and make you eat the Tokyo Sea Park's last tuna when it dies. Good name for a movie or novel…The Last Tuna. -:-)


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Idea: poster

        Topic:

        Man-made ionizing radiation vs. pottassium-40

        Poisonous / deadly animals pictured beside their near identical non poisonous / venomous animal counterparts, along with comparison images of the deadly vs. mostly harmless radioactive particles. Atomic particles may be animated (like Pokemon, for example) or illustrative (a spoonful of CS-137 vs all the bananas you can fit in Central Park)

        REALLY, people need to be exposed to "Sesame Street" level of nuclear education.

        Call it "Cesium Street" or something or something.

        A forty plus year old man recently responded to my concern about chemical pollution of our bodies with this :

        Maybe we need chemicals, like a kid eats dirt. Like to build up anti-bodies.

        Obviously the cereal boxes have insufficient data for Mikey to wise up on


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      • Yes, they keep saying, "virus", because they find virus(es). But, like in the case of the sea-stars, these fish have lived with or among the virus for many years.
        I don't think this virus suddenly took out all of these sea-creatures, and it certainly would not cross species.., unless the virus got some sort of push from something…

        But, yeah; they rule out radiation by not testing for radiation, even in Japan! I guess that's one way to keep the NRC/NRS checks flowing.., to the (dead) fisheries?


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    • bo bo

      A guy made vid at the aquarium when they were down to 5 tuna.

      @ 5:11→when they were healthy (the aquarium has a video projection of the tuna from when they were healthy next to the almost empty tank – so visitors won't be disappointed)
      @6:35→they look sick

      https://t.co/cAFMYi3diQ

      Compared to the footage of the healthy tuna swimming..you can see the remaining 5 tuna swimming like it's suffocating/struggling. Narrator who claims to be an aquarium expert also notes water looks cloudy.


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    • Gasser Gasser

      Does this fit right in here with the Portland Sunset?

      Back in the day*

      FRANK SINATRA sang

      "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever"

      [Recorded May 16, 1966, Hollywood]

      ~~~

      On a clear day, rise and look around you, and you'll see who you are.

      
On a clear day, how it will astound you


      That the glow of your feelings outshines every star.

      
You will follow every mountain, sea and shore,


      You will see from far and near a world you've never seen before.

      
On a clear day, on a clear day, you can see forever, and ever, and ever more.

      ~~~~~~~~~

      1,472 days back* and counting

      FRANKLY TRUTH sang

      "On a Nuclear Plume Day you get contaminated for ever"

      [Reported March 11 2011, Fukushima]

      ~~~

      On a Nuclear plume day, rise and look @ enenews….and you'll see who they are.

      
On a Nuclear plume day….how it will astound you

      
That the Gamma glow of your feelings….outshines every star.

      
Actinide's will flow….over every mountain, sea and shore,

      
You will see from far and near….a world you've never seen before.

      
On Nuclear plume days, all fear days, you can see Cesium pink sunsets forever, and ever, and ever death more.

      ~Gasser Classic~


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      • maybesomeday

        Gasser, about those pink clouds…the first one appeared last summer in my area, about 60-70 miles inland from the central coast. A single cotton candy pink cloud floating in a blue sky. I've lived in western Oregon since '91, including 2 years on the coast. I pointed it out to my neighbor, an organic farmer in Oregon since the late 90's, and he took a pic. He had never seen one before either. This winter, when the rainy overcast breaks into thickly scattered clouds, we've had many grotesquely beautiful sunsets coloring the entire cloud base with 50 shades of pink…from light cotton candy to garish red-pink. Question is: what is it? Fallout? Some kind of aurora effect from an altered atmosphere? Like so many of these connect-the-dots anomalies since 3-11, is there a definitive answer? Are any of you folks to the east experiencing this?


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        • Gasser Gasser

          Who here can "qualify" any of these evocative potentials.

          The Top Ten Absolute ELE level Nuclear Questions

          10. When Sun Neutron Plasma particles bombard Plutonium particles in the atmosphere?~~>pico size Nuclear reactions?

          9. When witches brews of Plutonium daughter particles and they're Becquereling 1,946 Actinides?~~>Bucky Balls?

          8. When nano BB~balls come in contact with "everything" in a countless ways?~~>Genome damage?

          7. When no definitive answers for Genie Bottle Magic reversal?~~>Hormesis dose deception?

          6. When mass sickness and insanity sets in?~~>Anything and everything can happen?

          5. When Reactors melt World wide?~~>10 to the 28th power Shit Happens?

          4. When the last person stands~~>Atheist/Religion/Belief choices?

          3. When last is FUCK uttered?~~>Recorded as Blaspheme?

          2. When last AMEN lipped?~~>Angels appearance?

          1. When you realize all this?~~>Its to late?

          ~Gasser Kick Atomic Ass Classic~


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          maybesomeday, it's here all over California, too. First noticed it in December, 2013 in my area (San Francisco Bay Area and inland to Sacramento, across the northern Sierra Nevada ranges).

          The deep pink and red clouds, glowing plasma like things we see now, round holes in the clouds, it's all very wierd stuff ….

          We see bright pink clouds after very strange thunderstorm activity, along with rainbows missing a lot of their colors.

          I have about 1,000 photos of strange skies I've been archiving since 2012 or so. Need to get them on Photobucket, and maybe linked to Onto's site.

          I miss the normal skies. The skies and sunsets are now deathly beautiful. People gape in awe, I gape in horror ….

          This is NOT NORMAL.

          The extremely dark blue clouds are also really wierd. I don't know what else to call them. Like a deep shade of navy blue to black, superimposed on gray or even pink clouds, even sitting out in the middle of blue skies. So strange.

          Onto says that's Barium (the blue tinged clouds).


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        I'm goin' up tha country, that's where you wanna go ….

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0PjECSyJ7w

        (Response to Gasser)

        One can only hope ….


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        • Gasser Gasser

          Expert: Disease outbreak on US West Coast is largest

          ever seen in any population of animals — Tens of millions

          dead — Official: Gov’t needs to declare emergency before

          extinction occurs — Many scientists believed radiation from Fukushima to blame (VIDEO)

          Please Rick Roll this Globally to friend or foe high or low all must know.

          RICK ASTLEY

          Never Gonna Give You Up

          Oregon Legislators Rick Roll

          ~~~~~~~~

          Ooh ooh

          We're no strangers to Nuclear
          You know the rules and so do we

          A full shutdown commitment's were thinking of

          You wouldn't get this from any other Media
          I just wanna tell you how were feeling

          Gotta make TEPCO understand

          Never gonna give truth up
          Never gonna let TEPCO lie
          Never gonna run around and praise you.

          Never gonna let Nuclear fly
          Never gonna say to truth goodbye
          Never gonna tell a lie, exposing you.

          We've known each other for so long
          Our heart's been Strontium aching but

          Were not too shy to say it.

          Inside we all know what's been going on
          We know the game and we're not gonna play it
          And if you ask me how sick I'm feeling.

          Don't tell me you're too blind to see it

          Never gonna give truth up
          Never gonna let the World down
          Never gonna run around and desert you
          Never gonna let you lie
          Never gonna say to NRC goodbye
          Never gonna tell a lie, so it exposes you

          Never gonna give it up
          Never gonna let truth down
          Never gonna run around and desert you
          We're gonna make IAEA cry
          Never…


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          • Gasser Gasser

            [Cont]

            (Ooh)

            (Ooh, give Nuke up)
            (Ooh, give it up)

            Never gonna give, never gonna give
            Give Nasty Nuclear truth up

            (Ooh)

            Never gonna give, never gonna give
            Give Nasty Nuclear truth up

            We've known meltdowns for so long
            Our heart's been Strontium aching but

            Were not too shy to say it.

            Inside ENEnews know's, what's been going on
            We know the game and were not gonna play it.

            I just wanna tell the World how we're feeling
            Gotta make TEPCO understand.

            Never gonna give TEPCO up
            Never gonna let TRUTH down
            Never gonna run around and desert you.

            We're gonna make the Nuke Cartel cry
            Never gonna say goodbye
            Never gonna tell a lie, and expose you.

            Never gonna give fact logic up
            Never gonna let mankind down
            Never gonna run around and desert you.

            Were gonna make greedy men cry
            Never gonna say Web goodbye
            Never gonna tell any lie, revealing you

            Never gonna give commonsense up
            Never gonna let Morals down
            Never gonna run around and desert you.

            We're gonna make Nuclear fools cry
            Never gonna say to truth, goodbye
            Never gonna tell a lie, and dismantle you

            ~Gasser Nuclear Rick Rolled Classic~


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    • the one with the unused swingset is just beautiful


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    • I notice all the tourism ads are extolling the sunset beauty pics nowadays. And some have quit trying to find current pics of beaches teeming with wildlife and publish old photographs of happy vacationers strolling the pristine getaways.

      Totally sad and sickening.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Teri, have you noticed all the marketing materials used by big companies now, showing the geoengineered "contrails" and the pics with all the Cesium and whatever else is out there, like it's some wonderful, beautiful thing? Purple clouds, red sunsets, glowing plasma like orange and red clouds? Pink sunsets, rainbows with parts of the visible spectrum missing?

        It's all over the Weather Channel local ads now. Background pics of abnormal skies, to accompany the forecasts.

        Brought to you by Raytheon and the Rotschilds. Welcome to the New World.

        I'd almost swear it's some kind of mass mind control experiment to get people accustomed to what is NOT NORMAL.

        Especially the children. They don't remember what the skies used to look like.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      maybesomeday, will find my "wheel with spokes" eery sunset pics & will upload them SOON. Freakishly wierd clouds. Check out my photo from just before sunset, March 2, 2015. Now the Avatar pic.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    I took a close look of the original posted photo in full size. Those are either crawfish/crayfish or baby spiny lobsters. I am surprised that no one involved could identify them.


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "'[...]a city expert said. “Pyrosoma is a glow in the dark pelagic tunicate,” said Michelle Clemente, a Newport Beach marine education supervisor, in an email. “Although it is not uncommon to our waters…no one around here has ever seen it!'”

      Not uncommon- translate: common.

      Though it is common, NO ONE has EVER seen it around here.

      Is the Wizard of OZ still giving out those diplomas?


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  • So, now, it's BAZILLIONS ofdisplaced crabby-like creatures (they are crabs, just in the wrong water..), dying and dead and washed ashore, in California.
    It was sardines – over the past couple of years- until I guess sardines died out (at least in the Pacific?) It was stars, 'til stars died.. It was anemonies, til anemonies died (at least in Canada, and appartently in Cali.) It was sponges..; anyone seen a (natural) sponge, lately? Loofah? Sea-cucumber? Where are they?

    Mussels are dying out, again, at least in northern USA and in Canada.
    Alaskans are complaining about the Japanese, "stealing their seafood", by overfishing, but this does not appear to be the case. We've watched many small, and now larger, sea-creatures DIE and wash ashore.

    At what point do the people and the, "marine biologists", and the, "scientists", of other ilk, get together and have that lightbulb-moment? WHEN do they all finally see it is every ocean-going animal and fish, and it all stems from the same disaster, which has not (yet) stopped making smaller (yet still huge) disasters?

    WHEN do they finally say, FUKUSHIMA? I mean; really!!


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  • Nick

    That said, there is always:

    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/glyphosate-the-new-bogeyman/

    "17 Scientists Speak Out: Monsanto’s Roundup is Causing Cancer"

    http://naturalsociety.com/17-scientists-speak-out-monsantos-roundup-is-causing-cancer/

    We have heard for decades that Roundup is PERFECTLY safe for you, your children, and your pets.

    Think again. This molecule makes Nick's TATAL list (toxic at the atomic level)

    What if so much Roundup has been sprayed that we actually breathe the stuff? Not good.

    http://www.panna.org/blog/roundup-roundup-everywhere

    It COULD be a factor in marine deaths via a reduction in phytoplankton. No?


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Mild scientific news about research to prevent cesium uptake.

    Soils help control radioactivity in Fukushima, Japan
    March 24 2015

    http://phys.org/news/2015-03-soils-radioactivity-fukushima-japan.html

    No conversation about the other types of isotopes released from Fukushima Npp.

    SOS from Minamisoma part 2 "What is the most dangerous?"
    Aug 8 2011

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH-zqp4CuW0

    SOS ..SOS.
    What does it mean?
    Evidently nothing, as it falls upon deaf ears.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    ‘Glow in the dark’ organisms recently stranded nearby

    Tritiated sea monkeys?


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  • truthseek truthseek

    And then there is the FUKUshima thing… puking its wretched guts out until (well) all of eternity, changing the chemistry, the core physiology of all life on this planet… with no end in site.

    But what really matters anyway?


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  • As utilities around the U.S. have sought to increase fixed charges in response to growing numbers of customers generating their own power, a Kansas utility is taking a more targeted approach.

    In a case now pending before the Kansas Corporation Commission, customers of Topeka-based Westar Energy with their own solar, wind or other generation will pay a higher fixed charge than other ratepayers.

    “We just want to make sure it’s fair……
    http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2015/03/24/kansas-utility-targets-solar-customers-for-higher-rate/


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    • Shaker1

      Stock, the audacity of business is insulting. Their 'plans' don't make sense.

      Here in WA, they're trying to classify nuclear as 'renewable'. While that may be the case in theory, It's not even close in practice, so the debate about the whole thing is absurd.


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Maybe in Alice's wonderland it's fair.

        Let's apply Obamathink: The grid didn't make itself.


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      • m a x l i

        "[...]they're trying to classify nuclear as 'renewable'. While that may be the case in theory[...]"

        That is not even in theory the case. There is no recycling going on. Nuclear power is nothing renewable. Nuclear power is not like driving in circles in a roundabout. Nuclear power is like venturing into a one-way cul-de-sac.

        You gain nuclear power by splitting certain atoms you find in the earth's crust (uranium-235, for instance). As a result you have an amount of energy and a multitude and mixture of many kinds of smaller atoms, which are unstable and unstable means radioactive and dangerous to all life. Humans have demonstrated time and again they are not capable to handle this waste. They don't even know in theory how to handle it. (Those promoting nuclear power don't even try to find a theoretical way how to handle the waste safely. They simply don't care.)

        If it were 'renewable', you would have to glue the split atoms back together, so that the waste becomes U-235 again, so you can split it a second time, and a third time, and so on. Not possible! And the laws of physics tell you you would have to invest (at least) the same amount of energy for the glueing together like you gained by the splitting apart – which means you would not gain any energy at all.

        Nuclear villagers like to shroud the bleak facts and give the wrong idea by pushing non-sensical terms like "nuclear fuel cycle". Big lie! Remember: It's not a cycle, it's a one-way cul-de-sac.


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        • m a x l i

          One could argue that the same applies to energy from the sun: It's coming from a comparable, irreversible process (in this case 'fusion' instead of 'fission') and hence it's not renewable. But there are a few important differences:
          •By harvesting the sun's energy we are not forced to hoard large amounts of hazardous waste.
          •We know the sun will do this free service for us for the next billion years and longer – that is eternity compared to a human live or even compared to human history. In this sense solar power is quasi-renewable.
          •The amount of energy we can harvest from the sun is gazillion times larger than what we could ever win from splitting uranium (or even thorium*) – and this is true for a per-day calculation (already the case right now {Ask me questions, if you don't believe it!}) and even more true in the long run as a sum of energy over many years. Even if splitting uranium (or thorium) would be safe – we will be running out of worthwhile deposits in a few years.

          (*Before anyone who likes to split uranium and/or hairs comes along: Of course, thorium would not be split in a reactor. It's a bit more complicated. I only speak of "splitting thorium" to make it short in a short comment.)

          Summary:
          •Nuclear power means splitting an atom in two parts. You do this only once. There is nothing renewable. It's highly dangerous and resources are very limited.
          •Solar power is vast, renewable and eternal in a human perspective. And it's safe and free.


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    • And those that disconnect from the grid entirely pay more than anyone else, just to teach them a lesson..

      Can't disconnect from the Matrix.

      (sarc)


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  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Headline "Weakened Surfers Showing Skin Lesions" won't surprise me, along with "Lifeguards Puzzled" and "Marine Biologists Request Long-Term Study".


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    • bowling

      Not surprising given gray skin reports, raynauds syndrome reports, increases in inflammatory skin conditions reported recently. Heavy exposure to water pollute dwith radionucleides, toxic chemicals, toxic pathogens. is doing it. All of the sea lions mamamals fish with skin conditions. Makes you wanna cry.


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    • GOM GOM

      Jump. Many people were swimming in the Gulf as the animals lay dead or dying on beaches. I witnessed this. People drinking, Jimmy Fucking Buffet gave a concert..No one cares about the sea or it's beautiful creatures.
      In turn, I know longer care for humans. Well, there are some like-minded souls..on this site. But none that I actually meet.
      Anyway, I've seen the lesions, rashes, sores. The 'bridge' homeless vets stopped venturing into the water for fish due to getting extremely sick with full body rashes. ER wouldn't treat them so I bought Benedryl. They were in agony. I'm sure they died. One day they were just gone..
      I remember a popular website back then dedicated to everything related to the disaster. One night, after a long study of petroleum/Corexit, and Synthia. I posted that if any pregnant women had been in the Gulf waters, it would be wise to end the pregnancy, wait a couple years..detox your system. Common sense advice. Well, I was called a Eugenist, a Devil, an Atheist, then the death threats started.
      Some time later the stories started. Many miscarriages, horribly deformed babies, still births..
      My point is, you can't warn them or feel sorry. Most people have no common sense. These skin lesions are a sign of toxic overload, as bowling stated. There is no hope for the chronically stupid..


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  • bowling

    The pacific is being killed by nuclear waste from crooked urilities stock describes and other human factors. Nuclear is the most deadly. This is a video from Dr Majia Nadesan explaining the nuclear cartels in america . It is short and succinct. It was made by a nuclear engineer.


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  • irhologram

    http://www.thecelestialconvergence.com/extinction-level-event-earth-is-halfway-to-being-extinct-scientist-says-the-planet-has-exceeded-four-of-the-nine-limits-for-inhospitable-life/

    Les'see, les'see! OK…"A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable…" Uh, huh, uh, huh! Climate change! Loss of biodiversity! Nitrogen, phosphorus! Deforestation! (Umm…where's radiation?) Aerosols! Ozone! Acidification! (Where IS it?) Fresh water use! (Oh, here it is. No. 9…reminds me of backmasking…sorry inside joke.) Dumping of organic pollutants, nano pollutants, radioactive materials, micro plastics and other man made materials…

    So …9th in order of calamity. Oh, crap!


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  • I'll give another link to Exaro News…

    http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5527/bbc-at-war-over-panorama-on-claims-of-vip-paedophile-network

    … and I'll repeat again that this is on topic. Many people have been gobsmacked by the lack of media and government response to Fukushima.

    It's because governments and media are a bunch of vile and corrupt feckers.

    People post on ENENews from all sides of the political divide. I'm obviously on the left, and don't try to hide that.

    Point is, our societies are seriously broken, and this is what we need to address urgently (otherwise it will be planet Earth RIP).

    We can argue the toss about politics later.

    The first priority is to save the planet Earth, and the main stream of that is to educate people about what's going on.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Taking a long time to load and very powerful people seem to be involved and are throwing it around..


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      They come after the children. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

      First they came for the children, and you didn't speak out because you were not a child…

      GO PANORAMA, GO!


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    • irhologram

      ROB! Don't you get your own research?!? ALL(!( are advanced because of participation and then blackmailed for participation. We know this. We understand Bohemian Grove. We get it that whistleblowers are killed. Those of us who understand know we can't be associated or labeled with this. Go somewhere else for justice. We are involved in saving the planet in a sector. You are right. Your information is more pervasive. But we cannot be tainted with this brush. Please understand that we love you but please take this campaign elsewhere. Thank you for your consideration.


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      • irhologram, I understand where you're coming from, but the fact is that I don't post on ENENews to promote my own blog (I'm a very infrequent poster here). I post because I'm as passionate as most other folks here about these issues.

        You cannot separate politics from nuclear stuff.

        And like you, I also put my life on the line in that respect.

        So go put a bullet in my head for speaking out.

        Fear will never stop me from speaking out.

        Ten to the power, and we will be almost there.


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        • irhologram

          The problem is you want to hyjack this forum to speak out, justifying that because what you have to say is true.

          It is true that Prescott Busch financed Hitler's war machine with only a censure from the Senate, although what he did was treason. It is true that two of his sons the. Became president. But we do not speak of it at length here because it is not useful for what we must surmount.

          It is true that Sarah Palin's entire family engages in drunken melees in bars, but we do not speak of it at length here because it is not useful for what we must surmount.

          It is true that there are many sources of free energy and that many of those who promoted it are murdered, but we do not speak of them at length here (although they are loved), because it is not useful for what we must surmount.

          THIS IS AN ENERGY FORUM. Sez so in the address. We know about the pedaphelia. It seems to be YOU who does not know that we know, BUT our mandate is to aggregate professional insight into problems and inventive solutions regarding energy consumption.

          If you continue, no one will hurt you much emotionally…well, maybe a little. But you will become what is known as a list disrupter. It means that your insistent (and true) reproaches divert energy from the intention and goal of the blog. Do you honestly expect we can change the behavior of these blackmailed politicians and royalty predators? You tell me REALISTICALLY how to CHANGE it, and I will consider you proposal.


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        • bowling

          i dont know.if irhologram is being sarcastic since he is on asteroids now on this thread and was floating the idea that haarp had pushed all fuku radiation.out of the earths atmosphere but you are cool robg. freedom of the.press is everything fukunis suppressed. the british upper class perverts control almost all uranium mining in the world and most are nucleoapes.


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          • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

            "THIS IS AN ENERGY FORUM…Do you honestly expect we can change the behavior of these blackmailed politicians and royalty predators? You tell me REALISTICALLY how to CHANGE it, and I will consider you proposal."

            ——-

            You tell me realistically how one thing can change without the other in the matrix etc..


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Pedophile Rings & Clinton's Pedophile Pal
      March 22 2014

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1VSMMFJsLM

      Oh, but we can muse on a future presidential contestant, who's husband hangs with pedophiles and is willing to cover up for others involved.


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  • bowling

    Till they get sick from the effects of ionizing radiation and start taking it seriously. And there a lot more people like that than one would think.


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  • irhologram

    http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/3242015-cern-mega-magnet-short-circuits-today-operations-now-postponed/

    Whatzat you say about time travelers consistently sabotaging CERN for the good of the planet?…why…hell…why not for the good of the universe…because surely some souls in the universe could want to prevent us from opening parallel UNIVERSES!!? Yeah! That's what they thought they might do: open parallel universes to "higher" deminsions. I'd like to know (you know, logically speaking) why any opening of parallel universes wouldn't be to "lower" Dimensions because of disintegration of energy. We can't go UP in energy if we can't even power up completely. But maybe…just maybe…we could "open" down. Ever heard of shadow people?


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  • from a distance from a distance

    More nuclear insanity as they push forward with the Small Modular Reactors.

    These things only produce 50 mw of electricity each.

    IMO, that isn't worth the waste it will produce.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2015/03/oregons-nuclear-startup-adds-execs-to-prepare-for.html

    "NuScale is backed by Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) and U.S. Department of Energy grants. It has more than 600 employees and is working to develop its factory-built nuclear power system, which will be submitted to government regulators for approval in 2016. Its system consists of modules each producing 50 megawatts of electricity."


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  • from a distance from a distance

    Look at this map of the U.S. showing all of the polluted areas!

    Was it intentional to pollute this most beautiful country, with its once fertile soil, fresh clean water, and diverse plant-life and geography?

    Radchick posted the map and she says:

    Quote:

    "Just playing around on Climate Viewer 3D. This is the US map showing nuclear test explosions, fracking wells, oil drilling wells, coal ash and waste dumps, NRDC Drinking water impacts 2011, EPA Toxic Release inventory, North America Pollutant releases (known), and Superfund sites. Now imagine all the Fukushima fallout and reactor releases, tritium leaks…gawd. There is more I could check off but I have to go vomit first."

    https://www.facebook.com/260610960640885/photos/a.260707430631238.56456.260610960640885/816622285039747/?type=1&theater


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    • SadieDog

      "Humanity’s clock is ticking but few in power seem to recognize how late it’s getting. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been keeping time though with their “Doomsday Clock,” established in 1947 to convey threats to humanity and the planet in the new atomic age launched by the Manhattan Project two years before. Widely recognized as an indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, global climate change and other emerging technologies, the Doomsday Clock was moved forward two minutes in January to 11:57 p.m. It’s the closest the clock has been to midnight since the height of the Cold War in 1984."


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  • rogerthat

    http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-24/new-mexico-group-doubts-wipp-repository-will-reopen-deadline-leaving-waste

    New Mexico group doubts WIPP repository will reopen by deadline, leaving waste stranded at Savannah River Site
    By Meg Mirshak
    Staff Writer
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015


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  • irhologram

    http://www.thecelestialconvergence.com/fire-in-the-sky-nasa-on-alert-as-huge-asteroid-2014-yb35-set-to-skim-past-earth-at-23000mph-on-friday-sparking-fears-of-an-unprecedented-disaster-a-collision-would-unleash-explosive-force-equ/

    Millions of miles away. Beware of fear monger ing within. Yet. Why are these large "bodies" announced only days before they "pass?" Or. Maybe they are announced earlier, but the general public only has a few days attention span…hence the release days before?


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  • rogerthat

    hair-raising stuff:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joanne-doroshow/nuclear-workers-deserve-b_b_6902776.html

    Joanne Doroshow Become a fan
    Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School

    Nuclear Workers Deserve Better from Bechtel
    03/19/2015

    In 1983, I was a young lawyer representing the local community group trying to stop the restart of the Three Mile Island Unit 1 nuclear reactor — sister of the crippled Unit 2.

    We knew that four years earlier, company officials created the conditions that led to the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history, withheld information about its seriousness while the plant was melting down, and continued to lie even after the accident.

    We thought the evidence against restarting the plant couldn't get any more compelling. But then it did.

    A company named Bechtel had been brought in to co-manage the so-called "clean up" of Unit 2 — a place so highly contaminated and beyond repair that it was eventually mothballed.

    But for a few years, workers were sent in to this extraordinarily dangerous plant, the condition of which was unprecedented and complex, to do whatever they could do.

    I didn't know much about Bechtel at the time, but soon learned that this private company was thick as thieves with the nuclear industry, and was about to initiate one of the most alarming violations of public trust that we had yet seen in this case — and that's saying something. …


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  • Jebus Jebus

    NASA on alert as HUGE Asteroid 2014-YB35 set to 'skim past Earth' at 23,000 mph on FRIDAY

    According to NASA’s Near Earth Object Programme the enormous lump of rock will pass within 2.8 million miles – a tiny distance in astronomical terms – of Earth on Friday.

    Images from NASA’s jet propulsion Laboratory show the asteroid 'on course' with the Earth's own trajectory.

    Though its exact size is unknown it is estimated to be from between 500 metres and 1km wide with 990 metres the most likely.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/566159/NASA-alert-asteroid-2014-YB35-near-hit-Earth

    2014 YB35

    2014 YB35 is a near-Earth asteroid discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on 27 December 2014. It is approximately 520 metres (1,710 ft) in diameter.[1]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_YB35


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    • Jebus Jebus

      "Images from NASA’s jet propulsion Laboratory show the asteroid 'on course' with the Earth's own trajectory."

      Speed of earth around sun = about 18.5 miles/sec

      Speed of asteroid on about same trajectory = 6.31 miles/sec

      Space is 3D so it must be coming in off plane or eliptical a bit…

      Lots of space, and timing is everything. We wern't meant to be if our "luck" has it's last draw. Not much can be done about it if it was found in December.

      We can stop polluting the planet though, even if it isn't profitable…

      Makes one wonder about a "look over here moment", as revelations of Fuku surface for the sleeping masses…


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  • irhologram

    Now, now, Jebus. According to NASA’s Near Earth Object Programme the enormous lump of rock will pass within 2.8 million miles – a tiny distance in astronomical terms – of Earth on Friday.Images from NASA’s jet propulsion Laboratory show the asteroid ‘on course’ with the Earth’s own trajectory.Though its exact size is unknown it is estimated to be from between 500 metres and 1km wide with 990 metres the most likely.

    It's a tiny distance in astronomical terms…but a couple+ million miles out isn't going to blow off my shorts or Tunguskee's either IMHO.

    Are you saying 2.8 million miles "elliptical a bit" is cause for alarm? "Not much has been done about it, if found in December…" What part of the black budget do you want used for an astroid passing almost 3 million miles from us?


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Some of the financial waste:

    "First, as AP reports, Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

    A Board of Audit report describes various expensive machines and untested measures that ended in failure. It also says the cleanup work has been dominated by one group of Japanese utility, construction and electronics giants despite repeated calls for more transparency and greater access for international bidders.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Teruaki Kobayashi said all of the equipment contributed to stabilizing the plant, even though some operated only briefly.

    Some of the failures cited in the report:

    FRENCH IMPORT: Among the costliest failures was a 32 billion yen ($270 million) machine made by French nuclear giant Areva SA to remove radioactive cesium from water leaking from the three wrecked reactors. The trouble-plagued machine lasted just three months and treated only 77,000 tons of water, a tiny fraction of the volume leaking every day. It has since been replaced with Japanese and American machines.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    This will make your asteroid burn…

    283 mislabeled Japanese food products originated near Fukushima: gov't

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — More than 283 Japanese food products imported from the radiation-stricken areas near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster were found to be relabeled as having come from other areas of Japan and sold to local customers, authorities said yesterday.

    http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/americas/2015/03/25/431955/283-mislabeled.htm

    Seems more of an immediate concern, than rocks falling from the sky…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    The numbers are hard to keep straight when the results keep adding up…

    Team develops method to estimate thyroid radiation dosage soon after Fukushima accident

    Of medical tests on about 385,000 people in Fukushima Prefecture who were 18 years or younger when the nuclear disaster started, 87 have been found to be suffering from thyroid cancer by the end of 2014.

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201503230055

    And right there on the same page.

    Thyroid cancer diagnosed in 104 young people in Fukushima
    August 24, 2014

    The number of young people in Fukushima Prefecture who have been diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer, a disease often caused by radiation exposure, now totals 104, according to prefectural officials.

    The 104 are among 300,000 young people who were aged 18 or under at the time of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and whose results of thyroid gland tests have been made available as of June 30. They were eligible for the tests administered by the prefectural government.

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201408240011

    I guess when they take it out or you die, you no longer have thyroid cancer…


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  • bowling

    I think its worse jebus because i know quite a few japanese people.qith nudules on their necks. The taiwanese were once a colony of japan. many are antinuclear. the japanese are not making any freinds there. I think the japanese government and corporations are reaching a tipping point again. maybe elections soon.


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  • bowling

    there are a lot of people who were born around hanford in the 50s and 60s who had their thyroids ablated with radiation. Thyroid conditions were rare in the US till the atomic age.


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  • Gorbachev; Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Was Real Cause Of The Collapse of Soviet Union; via A Green Road
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/gorbachev-chernobyl-nuclear-accident.html


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  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Thanks newsers, people here care, though. I was perturbed at the moment and don't know why I listed [ISIS?] seemed appropriate at the time.


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  • bowling

    Thanks Phil you and Jebus been here a long time not me though yall realy do care.


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    • bowling

      I was tryin to say earlier that many people who get sick now with things that are probably ionizing radiation induced will back you up about nuclear dangers and fuku even though they are too busy to go head on or be on enenews. mu neighbor is a hardcore faux tv guy baptist closeminded redneck who got fried by iridium 192 in a diving accident. we talk for hours about fukushima and how shitty nuclear is. same with some of my conservative relatives who got cancer. for many others they know very little or care very little about fukushima because of selfishness and brainwashing


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      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        nice little post bowling. Nuclear radiation IS ionizing radiation…with a heavy metal twist. Reich, student of Freud discovered that high frequencies had an effect on a substratum of the electromagnetic field, generally known as the aether which was detrimental to health. He called this Deadly Orgone Radiation. It sounds far fetched in todays world. Most interestingly, the concept was verified by the Correa's with a full support of contemporary physics. I challenge any PhD in physics to refute their fantastic findings and rigorous experimental and theoretical exploration of Reich's work.

        Not surprisingly, the ill effects start around the frequency of UV. One could pass it off as being nothing other than the well known effects of electron displacement, molecular bonds etc, were it not for the rather substantial body of work which points to a more fundamental energy which is foundational to electromagnetism and life, many mysteries of which are yet unraveled.

        Whats the point? The hubris of mankind always gave him the conviction he knew nearly all there was to know. Unleashing the poison of nuclear radiation will have and is having effects beyond what man is even open to/capable of thinking about.

        When you wake up in the afternoon, peer at up at the steel gray and green gray sky, with all your energy replaced by a malaise of emotion and fatigue…this experience is not recognized by the establishment, yet is no less real. Recognizing the human factor, Reich…


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          the emotional plague. He went a long way toward pinpointing the physical and emotional character of psychopathy and neurosis, with a specific focus on cancer, and is an often unrecognized father of today's body-mind psychiatric modalities.

          My summation is that the world is sick. Everything is interconnected. Nature herself is sick. Its amazing it could happen. Man is none other than natures progeny. So wayward, yet never truly independent (at all) from the source. The seeds of destruction, every cause was here in the awesome mechanisms and machinations of nature…


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        • bowling

          i have raed some things about reich code. I do think that human monkeys are anchored to eaarth. i think the deal about space travel is prt of the matrix lie. Humans seem to be like an infwction of this planet that is parasitic. nuclear radiation is something the nucleopes never newdwd to mess with. it is a great equalizer and levels the playing field quite well though becauase it kills everyone. it got linda mcaertney, steve jobs, angela jolie has had ovaries and breasts removed for fear off it. ARCHEOLOGICAL records show there was not so much cancer till the atomic age. Nuclear energy just wipes out life energy as you say. You are a great writer code.


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  • razzz razzz

    OK shows 14 quakes most just above a 3 in the last day. Anywhere else and that would be considered a swarm leading up to something larger.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


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  • EQ's swarming yes. Anyone have this particular thing happen in their sky? We had a huge wind storm afternoon on Mar 21st, then later a power outage at about 6pm which lasted 3 1/2 hours. Annoying because my computer had been on and wasn't looking forward to re-doing some work. I'd settled in with candles but at 6:58pm I was startled as the sky in a split second went into a non-moving spooky glowing orange. And the pulse stayed long enough for me to grab the camera. Power came back on at 9:30pm so I did the usual computer re-boot and NO internet access! (computer worked fine, loaded pics) NO DSL signal. Nada. Tried everything. Waited to call it's tech support office on Monday. Mystery deepened. O-O

    http://s6.postimg.org/wfv74amnl/Looking_North_6_58pm_PDT_standing_to_left_of_my.jpg (referring to standing left of my tall tree when taking this pic)

    http://s6.postimg.org/taale341d/Looking_North_at_6_59pm_PDT_standing_to_right_of.jpg (only a few seconds have passed….I'm moving fast to get the whole northern sky)

    http://s6.postimg.org/4iaz6umup/Looking_Northwest_7_06pm.jpg (I go inside for a few moments but realize sky now has the "normal" pink clouds so go out to record them coming over the ridge from the northwest)

    http://s6.postimg.org/q5zxhan8x/Looking_South_at_7_07pm.jpg (Run to the back yard and a flare effect there on the south sky line but changed to the blue violet) Really don't know if it's a second pulse or just how that part of the sky now is…


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    • …was showing what was in the north earlier)
      So, spent a couple hours talking to service tech in the Spokane office and ran through every possibility, did unhook, hook up sequences and confirmed she showed signal to my house. (I knew that since I could see their tower on the hill was still there, plus I called a neighbor a mile or so away who has the exact same service. She'd had the power outage too but her DSL access via the signal was fine afterwards)

      Field tech finally came Tues and had to re-install the service in my computer but said the box outside was physically OK…didn't get fried, LOL. We talked electromagnetic pulses (whole sky was orange. Why did my settings only, get wiped out at the exterior box and not the near neighbor's, he wondered.

      I told him about the military's latest experimental defense projects using microwave zapping frequencies, going on in 17 states where they set up mobile trucks with electronic equipment to simulate enemy targets or planes trying to attack our planes…as I understand it, the little growler planes accompany our fighter jets and try to locate and zap anything on the ground trying to zap the jets. Whatever.

      Citizens & hikers in the Olympic Nat. park are not happy with the experiments. Those mega beams can cook a woods critter or give cataracts. WhatEVER the pulse was here, it only affected my signal (out of 15 other folks who receive signals off that tower). If a solar pulse, more should have been affected in this area…


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      • Where I first heard about the new electromagnetic pulse project. (Knew I had a link somewhere) :) I've got family in Port Angeles and Sequim. http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140927/NEWS/309279992

        The military really doesn't have to cling to needing nuke plants for related defense weapon production anymore, do they. Already on to many new and probably more cost effective ways to kill.

        There are more articles about other countries doing the same projects if you goooog the search terms.

        I don't know what bugs me more…did a solar CME pulse effect somehow nullify my particular DSL location settings or is the military playing with pin point pulses where I am. Sure was weird that the technician never had it happen before to their equipment.


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  • razzz razzz

    Could have been weak northern lights you saw that was caused from those reported strong sun flare. Possibly caused your electrical and connection problems too.


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  • razzz razzz

    'Sea lion and otter shows to resume at SeaWorld'

    "SeaWorld shows are set to resume Thursday after a three-week-long suspension of sea lion and otter shows while staff members and park officials dealt with an increased number of marine mammal rescues.

    According to SeaWorld officials, the conditions have 'sufficiently stabilized' at the park's Animal Rescue Center to allow the shows to continue following their suspension on March 6.

    In 2015 alone, SeaWorld has rescued 579 marine mammals, including 557 sea lions."
    http://www.kusi.com/story/28622619/sea-lion-and-otter-shows-to-resume-at-seaworld


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Return to Canada's killing fields: Government gives green light for almost HALF A MILLION seals to be killed for their fur in annual cull – and vast majority will be pups who die by a club or ice pick to the head
    March 29 2015

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3014363/Canada-s-killing-fields-Government-gives-green-light-HALF-MILLION-seals-killed-fur-annual-cull-vast-majority-pups.html#ixzz3Vma97GIg

    All of a sudden seal fur makes a come back??
    It seems an increase in the seal population trying to outrun the fate of those further down the Pacific coast, will be met by Humans and death because the seals are in direct competition with Humans for the fish which are dwindling.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Humans kill everything..humans like/love to kill..humans are killers by their nature. :(

    Humans were taught/have been taught/are still taught they have dominion over all other life forms.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLZ_Zy1VhMI


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  • Sparky Sparky

    "Radiation Expert: California Fukushima Exposure Being Covered Up – Kevin Kamps"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3oIrvnJhXk
    (actual interview is about 7 min.; looped video)


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NO END IN SIGHT . . .

    Dying sea creatures in Fukushima's path is disturbing.


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