Expert: “There’s just very few of the birds left” in the high contamination from Fukushima plant, “things are not looking good” — Spider webs looked ‘strange’ (PHOTO) — Animals response to radiation over twice as bad as in Chernobyl — “Implies effects are stronger in Fukushima” (VIDEO)

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Public Radio Exchange, Donna Descoteaux, Oct. 2013: Dr. Timothy Mousseau, a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina […] shares with us the results of his research at Chernobyl and Fukushima, which shows significant increases in genetic damage, birth defects in animals and humans, increased tumor rates and developmental abnormalities, biodiversity in decline, local extinction of some species and transmission of mutations over generations. […] Dr. Mousseau’s research is critical and alarming […]

Interview with Dr. Mousseau:

  • At 17:00 — Barn swallows in Fukushima, many of them, perhaps 10% so far that have been surveyed are showing patches of these white feathers, just as we documented for Chernobyl. So it looks like the same thing is happening in Fukushima […] It was really shocking to us to see these tumors […] as high as we were seeing them. We just published a paper summarizing the results of this 10+ years survey […] Much to our surprise — many species of birds were showing signs of decline in the most contaminated parts of Fukushima Prefecture and we then found that again the pattern was very similar to what had occurred in Chernobyl. When we looked at 14 species that were identical in both areas we found that they showed the same sort of pattern but that the strength of the response of the negative response to radiation was more than 2 times in Fukushima as what we currently see in Chernobyl — implying that the effects are stronger in Fukushima, right now at least.
  • At 23:30 in — I just got back from Japan and initial survey of barn swallow population in the most contaminated areas. Anecdotally, things are not looking good for the birds in these very heavily contaminated areas — there’s just very few of them left.
  • Full interview here

New York Times, May 5, 2014: Mousseau […] and colleagues have reported […] higher frequencies of tumors and physical abnormalities like deformed beaks […] and a decline in the populations of insects and spiders […] Abnormalities and other effects of radiation are seen at much lower radiation levels than in lab-based studies, he said. […] Dr. Mousseau has expanded his work to include similar studies in Japan — he’s made about 10 trips there. Already, he said, he is seeing some Chernobyl-like effects […]

New York Times Video, May 5, 2014 (at 2:00 in): — Dr. Tim Mousseau: “An overall decrease in the biodiversity on the order of 50% fewer species  in the hotter areas […] It occurred to us after visiting Fukushima last year that some of those spider webs looked a little strange and so we thought we would test that hypothesis.

Watch the NY Times video here

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  • 52Rockwell

    Obewan Sensei,
    I have had colered stools after consuming Pepto Bismol ,or Gatoraide. Those or my only experiences with that.. I really do hope you are ok , as even though I know you are not Obewan, Sensei, I wish You are …

  • Drop a comment at Forbes

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/05/04/cancer-and-death-by-radiation-not-from-fukushima/

    Turd Ferguson is actually Socref and I logged his IP at Oak Ridge last night, for what its worth. they are pulling all the stops to try to save nuclear, its our job to educate and create the tipping point.

    Damn nuke to hell

  • Cisco Cisco

    Japan's State Secrecy Law…no data, no problem, right?

    Now the US makes a its next move to silence the whistle blowers. The psychopaths will never admit their complicity, not even when those who are still left are wearing loin cloths.

    "Obama Policy Bans Employee Use of Leaked Material"
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/us/politics/obama-policy-bans-employee-use-of-leaked-material.html?hp

  • Here is the promised article on Dandelions, and a bunch of good pictures! Hint, they are heavy metal chelators, and they help the liver, so they are a great anti-radiation Spring Detox! Huuwah!

    Brand new respect for this "weed". And the greens are listed as the 4th most nutritious plant in the world.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/05/dandelions-excellent-health-aid-liver.html

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      Milk thistle too repairs liver and there are scientific papers on it ..I can wild craft root for anyone who wants it …let me know as it's the seed you want..it too is easy to grow , only drawback you have to get the seed before the finches do . Seed can also be bought for under ten dollars a lb and I also can give instruction on making tinctures ..free of course .

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Ps is a biennial

      • Would love to grow some MT, can you send seed or root?

        stock

        (at)

        hawaii doot rr doot com

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Right now seed .. I did some major moves in the past few years .. But getting on the horse again in an urban environment . Challenging but doable . I'm pulling up some three year old teasel root for my lyme TEASEL ROOT
          (Dipsacus fullonum)
          extracted by tincture in food grade alcohol

          Diaphoretic / Diuretic / Antiphlogistic

          Plant Description / History: Wild Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) is a non-native biennial and considered an invasive weed. The plant was formerly and widely used in textile weaving in the U.S., providing a natural comb for cleaning, aligning and raising the nap on fabrics such as wool.

          Constituents-Chemicals & Nutrients: Theine (caffeine), tannin, gallotannic acid, boheic acid, volatile oil, aqueous extract, protein wax, resin, ash and theophylline.
          P
          Indications: Widely used to treat Lyme Disease and as a stomach aid, an analgesic for pain relief, an anti-inflamatory, and a stimulant for the nervous system. Teasel is effective for chronic inflammation of the muscles, one of the major symptoms caused by spirochetes associated with Lyme Disease.
          Japaneseknotweed Root that is loaded with reversitols ..mNUTRITION: An excellent source of vitamin A, along with vitamin C and its cofactor, the antioxidant flavonoid rutin, Japanese knotweed also provides potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and manganese. Itís also an excellent source of resveratrol, the same substance in the skin of grapes and in red wine that lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and reduces the…

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            If anyone is interested, I can also gather teasel seed and/or root for you. Have made several tinctures from this, as I used it to help treat my Lyme disease. Grows wild here. So does stinging nettle, another great plant for detoxification.

            We're going OT, should we continue at the Forum?

            HoTaters@hush.com

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              My tincturing is done in 100+ proof Vodka.

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Teasel is known in Asian language as "fixes what is broken."

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              How funny, Clamshellrh, I also used Japanese Knotweed "Hu Zhang" in my treatment of Lyme disease. I call it the "wonder herb."

              See Stephen Harrod Buhner's book, "Healing Lyme" for great info. on Japanese Knotweed. He devoted an entire chapter to its use and medicinal properties.

              I used it to heal lesions on the parietal lobes of my brain, myelin sheath damage from Lyme, Babesiosis, and toxic mold exposure. It also addressed sluggish blood flow in my brain (hypoperfusion). In three days, it had me up from being bedridden, to cleaning house, walking normally, and being able to read and understanding conversations again. I had been unable to walk, and couldn't balance. Just about 0 cognitive function prior to using the Japanese Knotweed.

              Fabulous stuff, a miracle plant, IMO.

              • clamshellernh clamshellernh

                I am a follower of buhners but the herbs have been used for centuries he just put it I!ina book I feel he capitilized of lyme ,,, I've had it for over twenty years treating myself ,, I collect teasel root . Remember to get your knotweed from reputable sources as it collects heavy metals . I'm in a hurry to get out of house right now well talk later ok

                • HoTaters HoTaters

                  Hi Clamshell, I respect your point of view re; Buhner. I like that he has put together a compendium of herbal wisdom along with medical documentation. His work bridges the gap between traditional medicine and allopathic medicine. It makes sense to me.

                  Buhner's granddad (?) was the former U.S. Surgeon General, and his uncle was the Surgeon General for Kentucky. I like that he took what rubbed off on him by "osmosis" from the allopathic medical world and bridged the gap between it and traditional herbal wisdom.

                  As for his having capitalized on what he has compiled, I'm unable to address that issue.

                  I respect you for your obvious grasp of the subject matter of herbalism, herbal medicne, farming, and your knowledge of all things green and growing. You understand HOW things live and what makes them live and thrive. This brings a lot to the table here, literally and figuratively. I value your input a great deal. I'm a rank amateur compared to you when it comes to herbal knowledge.

            • clamshellernh clamshellernh

              It has to be three year root for properties

      • what is "wild craft"

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          Feasting on the wild. Eating dandelions is wildcrafting. Wild greens and medicinal teas, berry picking, cat tails and chicory and fiddleheads and yarrow. Hunting and gathering without the hunting. Wildcrafting rocks.

          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            very cool, melting mermaid…

          • What do you do with cattails, i have plenty

            • melting mermaid melting mermaid

              So many things, the shoots we yank out, peel with a knife and eat raw , they are yummy. Best survival food ever, you can eat some part of it all year long. Look em up. Your lucky. I heard you could make great pancakes with them but I haven't tried it yet.

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Cattails, when the seed heads are dried, can be used to make a high protein flower. The First or Native Americans in North America used the dried seed and ground it into a very nutritious flour. It was part of their staple food, and cakes baked with berries and other things in the cakes helped sustain the people through the winter.

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Going out in the wild with a heathy respect for all life and gathering plants and herbs that are clean from human interference , not leaving a footprint or raping the plants . I also add for me a deep spiritual component that is what wild crafting means to me stock

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Plant materials gathered in the wild.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Yes, plus the respect for leaving very little "human footprint" on the natural environment, as Clamshell said.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Hi Clamshell, I'm interested in the seed. Would you please write to me about it off-list?

        Thanks!

        HoTaters@hush.com

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      thanks, stock, for the dandelion link…

      • earthsmith earthsmith

        Nice stock, imagine that, the earth providing us with all we need.Dandelion soup is an all time favorite of mine….simmered down with some thistle,squash and just a touch of garlic and coconut oil, and other herbs of choice.Fennel seems to compliment.t it well…..mmm,mmm good. The dandy grows abundantly, of course just know your soil.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Also great for detoxifying the kidneys. Along with Marshmallow root.

    • ruis ruis

      For removal of heavy metals, combine Chlorella and Cilantro. For Chlorella, ensure the source. Mine is tank grown and radiation tested.

      Turmeric and Neem are also good to take. Ensure they are of high quality.

  • razzz razzz

    WIPP officials still don't know what happened and hide behind yet unreleased radiological reports being overseen by the DOE.

    It is amazing that some areas of the mine are considered sterile and workable even though there was a radiation release. All types of radiation released has not been revealed either.

    WIPP is no closer to being reopened but the cost factor for cleanup is rising everyday. Seems futile to me.

    • Conca said it would be a year, I would trust him on that.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        WIPP could be closed for 3 years
        May 9 2014

        http://www.abqjournal.com/397095/news/wipp-could-be-closed-3-years.html

        "New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn said the theory of a chemical reaction is based on limited knowledge, and he urged officials during the meeting not to withhold any information. Flynn said he’s concerned the public will lose faith if federal officials change their story every couple of weeks about what might have happened.

        “We need to know what happened. We absolutely need to know,” he said. “But we need to make decisions based on facts.”

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          "Investigators have found the area where the radiation release originated but have not pin pointed the source."

          Official: Could be 3 years before WIPP fully operates

          http://krqe.com/2014/05/08/official-could-be-3-years-before-wipp-fully-operates

          All speculation.
          Three year perhaps ..because right now ..they have no idea what they are doing.

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            Just another photo is a punctured canister at WIPP.

            http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=WIPP&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=99450B695269E40DE35C4249448B25AC3CB45100&selectedIndex=1

            May this is what they mean by venting.

            • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

              One more ..when offering up ..the photos of the supposed truck fire..
              This one is posted:

              WIPP Fire Extingusher Fig 11

              http://www.nukewatch.org/watchblog/?attachment_id=1705

              Look around it..the wheels..THE HOSE.
              It wasn't touched.

              • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                It has the disposition of an item that has sat in one place in a long time.
                Wanna bet ..they have never even used it in drill?

            • Sickputer

              Great find of the punctured WIPP waste barrel. No need for an emergency bunghole, just whack any bulging timebomb barrels with a forklift or a crowbar.

              And more photos of cowboy workers who don't need oxygen tanks, charcoal respirators, or even lightweight N-95 particulate masks.

              Just wrestle those toxic barrels into a stack and get that hazardous duty pay! When they get myeloma in 30 years they can sue to be added to the victims occupations from RECA (Radiation Exposure Compensation Act).

              It is still dishing out payments:

              http://www.justice.gov/civil/omp/omi/Tre_SysClaimsToDateSum.pdf

              Nearly two billion dollars paid to date. Just needs a slight lawmaker modification to add current Hanford and WIPP workers as they begin to sicken and die prematurely. Actually I think the waste companies should bear the burden for those longterm medical costs and family compensation for workers killed from those Dr. Frankenstein toxins.

              More about RECA here for new readers:

              http://www.justice.gov/civil/common/reca.html

              You can see by the yellow states that the western state citizens have paid a disproportionate share of the biological dangers involved in the toxic business of testing of nuclear weapons and mining radioactive ore for electrical power generation as well as waste disposal.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Are not these payments being made from/by the current by force taxation removal?

                So the tax payers are paying for this entire Nuclear folly 2, 3, 4 times and the controllers just move the money around to disguise the true cost and then ask for more and more and more taxes. 🙁

                "Nearly two billion dollars paid to date"

  • The spider web photo reminded me of this one.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caffeinated_spiderwebs_Horiz.jpg

    "Administering certain drugs to spiders affects the structure of the webs they build. It has been proposed by some that this could be used as a method of documenting and measuring the toxicity of various substances."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_web#Outside_influences

    If radiation exposure can cause a spider to do this, then how might it affect human behavior?

    hmm…? 😉

    • earthsmith earthsmith

      Humans are driving those 4 wheeled coffins like those spiders are spinning.g those webs…..danger Plus summer time is coming….alot of small things to compensate for.

      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

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  • Yahu-Yochanan

    If you live in New Zealand; be very careful about consuming atomic mutton birds tainted by Japan's atomic dream nightmare!

    They are tainted by atomic radiation from Fukushimas 3 atomic radiation China syndrome meltdowns. Unlike Chernobyl that was nothing compared to the negligence and criminal cover up of Fukushima.

    If you claim to be of GOD and fail to warn others and or reject those whom love you by warning you, you are deemed guilty of murder and set for judgement as stated in all scriptures.

    Have a nice day.

    Save one, save the world.

  • The Japanese Jetsons' are so happy, eating their atomic mutton birds and flitting about in their atomic powered cars and going on vacation in their atomic bomb powered rockets.

    (sarc)

  • Nick

    One possible side effect of ionizing radiation is constipation.

    But not to worry, there's a tech gadget to help those in need.
    http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/good_vibrations1/

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yummy, in the mouth? Or up the rear? Good vibrations for everyone and every orifice!

  • Looks like NRC is turning into a bloated Bronto like the nuke industry.

    10 Years Ago it Cost the US taxpayers $206,000 per NRC employee
    Now it is Costing $273,000 per employee.

    10 year Ago each licensing action took 2.02 workers
    Now it takes 4.31 workers per licensing action.
    —————————————————————-
    stock out
    Year Budget Workers Actions Cost per person year People per work task
    2004 626000000 3040 1500 205921.0526 2.026666667
    2014 1060000000 3881 900 273125.4831 4.312222222

    http://www.platts.com/latest-news/electric-power/washington/us-house-subcommittee-blasts-nrcs-proposed-106-21590320

    Ten years ago the NRC's budget was $626 million, the agency had 3,040 staff and planned to review 1,500 licensing actions, Shimkus said in his opening statement. Shimkus, who chairs the committee's Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, noted that NRC's proposed $1.06 billion budget for fiscal 2015 would involve 3,881 staff members and the review of 900 licensing actions.

  • Ruh Roh- the cost overurns at NRC are nothing. At the NNSA they want a budget 10 times higher than the NRC.

    WOW

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/head-of-nuclear-security-agency-visits-new-mexico-labs/article_f3aee56f-02d8-534d-9fe2-1aefee4b2230.html
    —————————————————–
    Klotz appeared before a U.S. Senate subcommittee just last week to testify in support of President Barack Obama’s $11.7 billion budget request for the agency. He said that request represents the president’s commitment to nuclear security.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Eliminate/outlaw this entire Nuclear Industry and you will not have any expenses for security.. 🙂

  • Sol Man

    It is impossible to lose faith that you don't have.

  • Nick

    Years ago I had a neighbor who was a high level security type programmer for a defense company.

    I won't go into the details, but suffice it to say it was mind boggling to see how much money he had to spend on his estate, almost made me weep (not out of jealously, just because it was so painful to watch)

    ALL of the nuclearats make way too much money and for what? To build bombs or boil water?

    Think about it. Get money to research new weapons design. Join team to build bomb. Keep it secure for a decade, then rejoin the team to dismantle and recycle the deteriorating plutonium and make a newer type bomb after submitting a revamped computerized design.
    Forever.

    That is our world of nuclear insanity today.

    Now take a peek at the electrical-generating side and you'll see similar shell games.

    In a way, I understand the toxicity of the atom, but I never will reconcile the hideous waste of the entire nuclear cycle.

    To add in the security element is also mind-boggling, and morally
    distasteful to those of us who try and wage peace.

    • yep, a single NRC employee, average cost to the taxpayer is $273,000 a year. That average included the secretaries, janitors,security guards.

      Insanity is a fair use of the word.

    • Shaker1

      "Think about it. Get money to research new weapons design. Join team to build bomb. Keep it secure for a decade, then rejoin the team to dismantle and recycle the deteriorating plutonium and make a newer type bomb after submitting a revamped computerized design."

      Nick, if you think about it, that may in some respects mimicry of the natural world. We take things in, and fertilizer comes out. Maybe the problem is that we've created such a number of orafices, both in and out, and the processes in between, that modern person really can't discern what is good nourishment and what is good fertilizer. And, in response (more mimicry, I guess) we entertained parasites to take care of our shit. But since they have no natural predators, and despite efforts to breed more benevolent strains of them ourselves through education, spiritual enlightenment, etc. I'm afraid that nature will have to create conditions to overcome them. Doesn't bode well for us…

      Meanwhile, though, the struggle goes on, and it became long ago such a problem that the breeding attempts have become institutionalized Here in the US, we've the Federal Reserve creating their financial bombs, the energy and chemical industries and their pollution bombs, propaganda industries with confusion bombs, and distorted such that we've churches with their spiritual bombs, each one with their sycophants lined up at an orafice getting fat from the shit.

      Maybe hope is in AI, machines to tell us we're full of shit.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It truly is nothing but absolute insanity at all levels.. 🙁

    "That is our world of nuclear insanity today."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The writer here ..does not conceive the actual condition of Fukushima.

    But he understands a 'hoodwink'.

    Selective climate alarmism of White House ignores imminent threats of EMP attack, debt collapse and Fukushima catastrophe

    http://www.naturalnews.com/045059_climate_alarmism_EMP_attack_debt_collapse.html#ixzz31FEmiQKf

  • Never trust an atom, they make up everything

  • Nick

    Why can't you trust nuclear engineers or TEPCO executives?

    Because even when they are dead they lie still.

    It is so obvious that we are supposed to grow a pair and forget Fukushima D_NPP.

    Sorry, forever means forever.

    How in the world have we arrived at a moment in history when many of us will no longer have healthy grandchildren?

    Seems to me if you release toxins into the biosphere that are mutagenetic, you should be thusly relieved of any chance of reproducing.

    But we don't live in that kind of a world.

    Build community. That is all we have left as a species, anywhere, anywhen.

  • Nick

    Oh, by the way, I found a double dandelion today in the same field as the three headed one yesterday.

    Explain that, all you nuclear shills.

  • Mad_Scientists Mad_Scientists

    What's not discussed much is how much WATER nuclear power plants use:

    ===> "That sucking sound you hear? That's Georgia Power and its partners preparing to pull 74 million gallons of water a day out of the Savannah River to cool the nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro."

    http://savannahnow.com/share/blog-post/mary-landers/2014-05-07/nukes-are-thirsty#.U21McYFdWik

    ===> "It takes the same amount of water required by a city of 5 million to fuel a typical U.S. nuclear power plant for one hour: 30 million gallons"

    http://www.thewire.com/technology/2011/04/one-us-nuclear-reactor-uses-much-water-as-all-dc/36634/

  • Mad_Scientists Mad_Scientists

    Would a wind farm or solar farm need an expensive agency to oversee it?

    "US House subcommittee blasts NRC's proposed $1.06 billion budget"

    http://www.platts.com/latest-news/electric-power/washington/us-house-subcommittee-blasts-nrcs-proposed-106-21590320

  • Nick

    MS..

    and a lot of that water becomes tritium, or heavy water, which we are coddled into believing is okay!

    Then there is the nuclear cabal's desire to restore the MIC's importance to us all…

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/convenient-military-industrial-complex-boogieman-back.html

  • Mad_Scientists Mad_Scientists

    "Throwing Good Money After Bad Nuclear Reactors

    Government is hopelessly trying to subsidize a market for small reactors that doesn't exist."

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2014/05/07/government-should-get-out-of-the-small-nuclear-reactor-business

  • Sol Man

    Check out the autoradiogram from Mt. Zeppelin, which is about 6,606 miles away from Fukushima. It documents particle pollution from the Japan disaster. So, how safe is it downwind from WIPP?

    Have any alpha measurements been reported?

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Few of the birds left
    Spider webs looked ‘strange’
    Animals response to radiation over twice as bad as in Chernobyl
    More than a few good people gone

    Is this our very near future?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Documentary: The Bombing of Kyoto (HD)
    March 24 2014

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Rd8WqnfDs

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Saihoji Temple Gardens

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Saihoji+Temple+Gardens+kyoto&qpvt=Saihoji+Temple+Gardens+kyoto&FORM=IGRE

    Like a dream..

    (Imagine the radiation absorption..)

    • bo bo

      Was one of my favorites, Rose.
      My grandmother had a rock garden she used to 'water' every day …
      Whenever I tell friends that they always think I'm being funny… watering rock gardens is actually a serious thing – she had thick luminous moss carpeting her entire rock garden.

  • LastChants Teri -in NE WA LastChants Teri -in NE WA

    I'm new as a member but have been watching the threads here from my corner of the world for quite awhile now. I think my neighborhood is pretty typical as far as mentioning anything to do with radioactivity might produce an uncomprehending sigh, then silence and glazed eyes.

    I have an idea though. Since most of the coffee talk down at our little corner store is about weather and gardening, I plan to steer the conversation into comparing notes regarding the dwindling birds and other wildlife in our area, as well as how I've been noticing gardening seems to be more challenging lately. I'd really like to hear what the locals have to say and don't want to make them skittish by coming on too strong with the dreaded R or F words. At least not yet. 🙂

    And thank you all for the valuable info you share. Much appreciated!

  • nuknomore nuknomore

    I live on the West coast of the USA.
    I noticed a decline in frogs the summer after the tsunami and meltdowns.
    Summer's I had many in my yard and many in a pond near by. At night it was always noisy.For years it was this way. The summer after the tsunami I heard very few at night and found only one or two in my yard, where always before, there were many .Less spiders also.
    Lately I have started to see and hear more frogs and have seen more spiders.
    Not as many yet, as I always had before though.
    My garden that year had many brown spots on the foliage and veg. too.
    Not sure if things are getting more back to normal. But for a couple years it certainly wasn't here.
    Very noticeably different.

    • Same with me on the frog thing…and pre 311, I always had those sticky trap things by basement door cracks and wherever because of the poisonous Hobo spiders that occasionally would come in. Now NONE. I haven't seen one. Also the amount of birds has diminished. Used to have so many robins and others. Last year was no hummingbirds…now I have a family of them again and feel hopeful.

  • JimSavetp

    Been lurking for months, but had little to say except for now…Japanese wine now on sale at major outlets in the UK…it makes you wonder what's in the mind of the elite to allow such things to happen…or do they know something else ?

    • Sparky Sparky

      Welcome JimSavetp! Profit at any cost, I think. I try to buy 2010 or earlier wine from Chile, Argentina or Australia. Sadly, no more from California, France or Italy and certainly not Japan. Soon none of what's available will be "safe".

  • If Fukushima's levels are 50% higher, could it also mean our levels are 50% higher?

    These people see determined to rid this world of everything beautiful, everything that has inspired the most beautiful poetry and art for millenia, along with those producing it. Who needs birds anyway eh? Damn things don't make any money or help fight our invented enemies. Some are even lazy, speak in foreign tongues and probably plotting behind our backs to take over the reigns of power. Nuke the bastards! We can always replace them with dual-use feathered drones to blow up wedding parties and poison the land with depleted uranium.

    I notice the reptilians over at Forbes.com are pulling out all the stops these days – telling us all how wonderful radiation really is and how ridiculously low the levels are.

    Fucking psycopaths. Excuse my french.

    Fukushima’s Cesium-137 levels ‘50% higher’ than previously estimated
    http://rt.com/news/158084-fukushima-nuclear-japan-cesium/

    • No excuse needed Pu239… 🙂 Great stress reliever IMO. (I spent 3 summers as a kid working on my dad's fishing boat in Alaska…I'm proficient.)

    • Exactly right.. for the latest dose of pro nuclear propaganda, watch Pandoras Promise

      • THERE IS NO SAFE DOSE OF RADIATION

        (Apologies, testing my Caps Lock key – it died on my last laptop, not through over-use, fried motherboard), but I think we ought to repeat this mantra as often as possible to counter to dark forces.

        If I take Forbes.com's advice, I should be sprinkling Fukey-dust on my cornflakes.

        The people near Pilgrim NPP will beg (probably literally) to differ:

        Study: Increase in radiation-linked cancers around Pilgrim
        “Tobacco Science” versus fact
        ARTICLE | OP ED | MAY 10, 2014 – 11:00AM
        http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2014/05/10/25347-study-increase-radiation-linked-cancers-around-pilgrim

        "Pilgrim’s spin doctors choose to rely on fiction, not facts. We rely on the National Academies (our nation’s premier scientists). The National Academies’ latest report said there is no safe dose of radiation and that exposure to even very low levels of radiation is three times more dangerous than previously expected – and more so for children and women."

        • Strangely, a "voice" just popped into my head after I wrote that. I went into the kitchen to make a coffee and, let's call it a "vibration" kind of overtook my head and clearly pronounced:

          "The hour is late, we must get it straight."

          Probably incipient brain damage from hot particles or latent schizophrenia, but so be it.

          Well, so much for the paranormal. We need all the tools – physical, emotional, spiritual, and "other" – at our disposal to counter these bastards.

          • Well, I'm getting away from birds a bit, but, I do consider birds as part of "all my relations", i.e. interconnected. They are us.

            It happened right after viewing a documentary on near-death experiences where the cosmic vibration was mentioned (Om).

            Present – Dr. Rajiv Parti's NDE [listen @ 7:00]
            http://youtu.be/7l-nbk_8EII

            Otherwise known as "the Word", mentioned by John of Patmos in "that book". I had just finished researching its origins, also mentioned by Patanjali et al:

            http://www.yogananda.com.au/gita0614om.html

            I'd best not mention any more, the guys in white coats will likely be eager to electroshock me back into a state of "normalcy".

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            .. 🙂 Coffee!

        • bo bo

          Thanks PU239 that was a great article about Pilgrim NPP