Surge in whale deaths along West Coast — Experts: “So many in such a small area is setting off alarms… We really don’t know what’s going on” — Professor: “I’m not sure this is just a natural event… There may be a disease in ocean” — Gov’t: “We’re not even concerned about it” (VIDEOS)

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NBC Bay Area, May 27, 2015 (emphasis added): In Northern California… a dozen dead whales have been reportedsince April, according to Mary Jane Schramm [from the] Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Others have probably gone unreported

Press Democrat, May 26, 2015: “It’s alarming because we’re seeing more than we typically see” [said Sheila Semens, Noyo Center for Marine Science]… Three gray whales were beached just last week… There also were reports of a… whale on an inaccessible beach.

KTVU, May 25, 2015: [It] has become a frequent sight: a dead whale…. the spike has experts intrigued… It’s estimated that for every one whale that’s washed up, ten others die at sea.

AP, May 27, 2015: Headless whale washes ashore in 12th recent death… in N. California

NBC Bay Area, May 27, 2015: “12 dead whales & counting… adding to the mounting mystery

San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 2015: So far [it’s] been a futile effort to figure out why so many… are washing ashore… scientists are looking at a variety of factors, including environmental changes

NBC Bay Area, May 25, 2015: It’s a disturbing trend… why is this happening?… Scientists really don’t have any answers… (Prof. Dawn Goley, Humboldt St. Univ.): “I’m not sure this is just a natural event… or if there’s something to be concerned about.” [She says] there may be a pathogen or disease in the ocean.

KTVU, May 26, 2015: Pamela Van Paris [is] worried about the health of the sea creatures. “It’s kind of like in the mines, the little bird in the cage“… [Schramm] said the concern is those whales washing ashore that seem to be malnourished.

Schramm: “The fact that we’re seeing so many in such a small geographic area is setting off some alarms… [The stranded gray whales are] on an empty tank of gas… that can open up a whole array of malnutrition related diseases.”

Schramm: “We are trying to puzzle together more information… to see if there is any other pattern that would link to all of these… The Farallones sanctuary also has a research vessel going out this weekend. We’re going to start looking at oceanographic data, and see — is there the normal amount of food out there?”

NBC Bay Area, May 19, 2015: “It was once a rare sight, but not anymore… There’s also a dead seal very close to this whale.”

Jeff Wadkins, State Parks Ranger: “We’ve seen more dying – It’s a mystery at this point.”

Frances Gulland, Marine Mammal Center scientist: “We really don’t know what is going on.”

Gulland: Six of the dead were gray whales… In a typical year [it’s] one or two.

Willits News, May 15, 2015: [A] killer whale washed up… just 19 orca beaching [were] reported in California between 1927 and 2011.

KRON, May 20, 2015: There are still a lot of unanswered questions that scientists are trying to figure out… Moe Flannery with the California Academy of Sciences [said] “It’s pretty typical to have multiple whales strandings in a year, just not in the same county”… three to four whales a year wash up along California beaches.

Guardian, May 15, 2015: Why are so many whales dying on California’s shores?… Moe Flannery… is quick to dispel a desire to look for conspiracy theories… she believes [these] are accidents and the timing is coincidental. “We cannot make assumptions or theories… because we did not physically witness the trauma.”

Flannery: “I don’t think there should be any worry, there’s no sign that anything bad is going on”

Justin Viezbicke, NOAA: “At this point we’re not even concerned about it… There’s so many whales that die every year that we just don’t see.”

Watch: NBC broadcasts here

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  • FixItStupid FixItStupid

    I Have No Words For This Stupidity Or Lying By Omission… This Is Horrible All For Greed… Shut Down These Damn Nuclear Murder Machines… The Nuclear Cartel Killers Of The Earth

    • Whatever you scientists do, NEVER test for radiation, NO MATTER WHAT!

      You all have to obey orders, and follow them EXACTLY!

      (sarc)

      Keep telling everyone it is all a baffling mystery, with no known answer,

      Kind of like Cancer… send us more money and we will keep working on it.

    • <b> I have been watching the articles here for a long time. Agreed. Lying by omission and also the fallacy of blaming "climate change" when it's really "climate engineering" and now we have massive radioactive poisoning of the planet. (We just don't know, we're befuddled and bewildered and yet we call ourselves "scientists" but it must be due to climate change, (everything is blamed on spontaneous climate change.) Try it. Wherever you see the words "climate change", simply replace them with weather modification or geo engineering and it all makes sense. Yes, there is global warming and it is caused mostly by geoengineering. What happens when you heat metal nano particles to 15,000 degrees F over a 600 mile radius? A massive heat plume forms and rises to divert a jet stream and destroys Ozone.

      As a geologist, I can say for sure when you kill the ocean with massive radioactivity, fill it with toxic human garbage, raise the temperature and kill the plankton, you will wipe out most humans (as per agenda 21.) It's hard to believe this all just happened all by itself. The problem is that most people don't even know or care and that is very sad. Not much time left to try to save our planet. It may be too late thanks to Fukushima. </b>

      • Gasser Gasser

        Fukushima trumps all…time has just left the planet.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Fukushima is just the beginning, Jeff. The first batches of nuclear power plants are in their 40's and 50's, and waay past their expiration dates. It's just a matter of time before they vent their way to atmosphere – one way or the other.

        Every single one of them.

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          Speaking of:

          'Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning'

          "The magnitude-8.5 offshore quake struck off the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles).

          The temblor was powerful enough to rattle most of Japan, from the southern islands of Okinawa to Hokkaido in the north. It caused buildings to sway in Tokyo – about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) north of the Ogasawara islands – and disrupted some train services in the city. About 400 houses in Saitama prefecture, just north of the capital, were without power, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Co."

          http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_EARTHQUAKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-05-30-07-58-53

          This quake was rocking every NPP in Japan, top to bottom. How much more shaking can any of these already brittle NPP's take?

          The big question is, how many more Japanese NPP's have failed to atmosphere and we don't know about it?

  • Yes, the ocean is SICK,

    sick to death of humans throwing toxic stuff into it.

    So are the animals; SICK and DYING from all of the C#*#* being poured in non stop from every city and town around the globe, as well as 400 plus nuclear reactors pouring toxic radiation into it, non stop, 24 hours a day.

    Never mind the rising radiation levels due to nuclear accidents, 2,400 open air atomic bomb 'tests'..

    The ocean can take whatever is thrown at it.. the great lie.

    The oceans are sick and dying a slow, painful death.

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  • Radicaldata Radicaldata

    Hello all good people here.
    I buy an electronics magazine produced here in Australia on a monthly basis and I am disheartened every month by readers comments that suggest that we need to have nuclear energy.
    I just can't fathom how so many people are simply un-aware of what is going on simply in Japan, let alone storage issues in America.

    A beautiful country filled with STUPID people.
    I feel very alone.
    I know only 3 people I can talk to and not get met with, "ah, that's all crap made up by idiots that don't want change".
    Or WORSE. "It's different here because Australia won't have problems that the others do".
    It is quite sad to see that no one knows and or cares about the problems they are wishing upon this country by going Nuclear.

    Stay cool 🙂

    • ocifferdave

      Hey, Radicaldata, some of us enjoy going to online newspapers/mags and make postive, friendly comments that foster discussions about the negative effects of Nuclear economically, physically, and nigh eternally.

      If you want, put the link to the electronic mag from Australia, and we might help you out. 🙂

      Take care, Rad!

    • m a x l i

      Nuclear power plants consume vast amounts of water for cooling. I assume that the "It's different here because Australia won't have problems that the others do" sayers are not stupid [sarcasm], have their lessons learned from Fukushima and wouldn't build nuclear power plants on Australia's coast line because of the danger of tsunamis. That leaves the inland (or "outback"). Indeed, that would be the perfect place for nuclear power plants for three reasons [triple sarcasm]: First: Billions of people live in the Australian outback and furthermore industry is very densely packed; that's why a lot of electricity is needed there. Second: There will never be a shortage of available cooling water because Australia is a very wet continent crisscrossed by countless large streams and rivers. Third: You can hardly produce electricity by any other means in Australia. Solar power, for instance, which works just fine in sunny Germany, is completely out of the question in Australia where the sun never shines.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Well said, maxli, but a word of caution. A large number of people in this world don't understand sarcasm, even if you mark it as such, and get really pissed off.

        We get it, but a lot of innocent, ignorant people don't.

        Careful who your audience is. I've learned it the hard way.

        • m a x l i

          Ignorance is a choice in the age of the internet. It's becoming harder nowadays to claim innocence for things you do (or fail to do) by your own free choice.

          And I know what you mean; I experience this regularly. I will not stop using sarcasm anyway. It's a powerful weapon, but you have to be prepared for the recoil – it can hit you in the face violently.

          Something interesting I noticed related to the topic of sarcasm: Fundamentally pro-nuclear people and others who display strong indications of psychopathy very typically seem not to be able to understand sarcasm – roughly the same way colourblind people have difficulties distinguishing colours. A few times, I experienced them getting annoyed or "pissed off" (as you fittingly described it) in a discussion, leading to them telling me: "But that's what you said!" – referring to some sarcastic remark I made previously in the discussion. In such a situation I always had a feeling right now they are not being manipulative, as they normally are, but have honest difficulties to grasp the fine nuances and differences between a plump lie and the application of sarcasm in order to expose and fight the lies.

          (This is just a little, amateurish observation about a strong correlation and no way should be interpreted as me having been saying everyone not understanding sarcasm is a psychopath or pro-nuclear.)

          • m a x l i

            Oops, "plump" is German. The translation could be blunt/coarse/clumsy/crude lie.

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            psychopaths also have difficulty distinguishing odors. That doesn't keep them from rising to the top of institutions like fat globules in a bucket of swill

            • m a x l i

              Oh! Wow! Interesting! Thanks for refreshing my memory! I read about that odour thing a while ago, but had forgotten about it. That gives me more food for an interesting idea I was developing – but that would lead us waaay off topic right now. Maybe I will chew on it a while longer, before I spit it out… 🙂 Thanks anyway, great input!

          • Wyakin Wyakin

            Maxli-excellent post. Sarcasm, a powerful tool if interpreted correctly.

            “It's becoming harder nowadays to claim innocence for things you do (or fail to do) by your own free choice.”

            That might be reality.

            Some argue it should be, in order to be a citizen in a democracy.

            Notions of agency and individual responsibility seem to result in a schismogenic paradox.

            The basic argument is that the individual has free will, yet has “obligation” or responsibility to the whole social unit. The paradox is that while we have agency, we are obligated (responsible) to community. Hence, conflict or paradox.

            Cooper does a better job of describing. Sorry, I have not been able to identify a site which freely provides the full text other to those that have research access.

            "The Paradox of Responsibility: An Enigma"
            Terry L. Cooper
            Public Administration Review
            Vol. 56, No. 6 (Nov. – Dec., 1996), pp. 599-604

            http://www.jstor.org/stable/977260?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

            Peace ~W~

      • Maxli, great sarcasm, but be sure to put (sarc) label at the end of whatever it is, so no one can misunderstand what you are saying..

        +10000

        • DebbyS-AbqNM DebbyS-AbqNM

          This is a good idea to help those for whom English is not their first language. Even if their English is better than the average American's, they may not quite catch sarcasm.

    • Send them here to find detailed recorded information on Fukushima radiation clouds passing over Australia.

      http://sccc.org.au/archives/2630

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      It's too bad you can't get more people in Australia to learn about it's own history with nuclear testing, etc. It wasn't too long ago when I watched a very interesting movie about the scientist/doctor who was once in high regard and then began to tell the truth about it…(sorry I don't remember name of movie or person, but someone else here will probably know and have the links)…just to try to help educate people around you. One person at a time is sometimes all that we can do.

  • Radicaldata Radicaldata

    Hello ocifferedav,
    I would be happy to…. siliconchip.com.au
    Ooops, I cant log in there now. I will change my log in to xxxxx
    They will never know :>

    Stay cool 🙂

    • We Not They Finally

      Good that you are posting here. Keep talking to people in Australia whether they seem to listen or not. Some will and you will be doing a real service. We run into the exact same thing here in America.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Did you ever see 'On The Beach'? Where the last survivors of nuclear Armageddon were in Australia?

      Too late for that. Oz is waay too close to Japan to miss this fallout.

  • Justin Viezbicke, NOAA: “At this point we’re not even concerned about it… There’s so many whales that die every year that we just don’t see.”

    Indeed; because no one in your league cares to NOAA.
    Debris in the ocean also blocks sunlight from which plankton and algae sustain themselves, and this has negative implications on up the food chain as it eventually becomes micronized and winds up in some of the seafood you eat.
    Also, once in the waterways, plastic particles also act like sponges for waterborne contaminants such as PCBs, pesticides like DDT, herbicides, PAHs, and other persistent organic pollutants.
    This phenomenon makes plastics far from benign, and scientists have yet to determine the full extent of the dangers posed by their consumption, or the effects higher up the food chain—which is where you are.

    Whales world wide are getting plastic sheeting from greenhouse farming caught in their systems, and are dying.
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    http://phys.org/news/2013-03-beached-whale-spain-dies-ingesting.html

    The ‘plastic soup’ the oceans are today along with radiotoxic ELEments breaking down immune systems exponentially the time is right on, these poor creatures have had to migrate past miles of plastic, the oceanic currents are full of light machine grade oils from so many accidents involving oil gushers, and leaks like the one in California last week. Cont…

  • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

    I wonder if the experts would be intrigued if the spike went through their noggin! Nothin' to worry about here…unless you happen to be the creature dying on the beach! Ya think they could maybe even mention the "low" levels of radiation isn't causing all the death? Some test samples here or there? Not a peep! They shouldn't worry about their jobs so much there will be plenty of work for eternity even if they are all shut down now! There won't be enough warm bodies to get the job done for long if this cycle of death continues…as it will! Thanks nuclear sorta hairless ape-dipshits!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    They are certainly in charge! Over all governments too!

  • dunkilo

    The tears wept,enough to fill an ocean.
    Im not a violent man,but this will end one day.
    Love is the only way out for me.Love every minute you are able….
    The next life awaits:)

  • MVB MVB

    Does anyone know if specific measurements of Po-210, Pb-206 as well as Co-60 have been made?

    !-> @ https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/the-gist-of-that-pondering/

    Polonium-210 is a mighty hot alpha emitter, lead poisoning no joke, and Cobalt-60… bad news… Even if this serves as merely part of a process of elimination, it's worth investigating.

    – MVB
    https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      MVB… i like what you wrote beneath Kevin's video.. very toughtfull..

      • MVB MVB

        Thanks, DisasterInterpretationDIsorder.

        I've met enough people on the inside of the nuclear industry / research world to know that the grand majority actually cares and are at a loss themselves. If we are to get out of this impasse, we must leave room for people in on the cover-up to come forward in safety. They are human beings just like us.

        https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/kevin-blanch-this-is-a-fucking-war/

        May sanity prevail on Earth.

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          I agree..And at the same time Kevin's kind of energy is needed too.. to understand this stuff is serious..what side one chooses..
          Part of a global massmurdering manipulation..or part of the truth..
          The right balance between the two..

          May sanity prevail..

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Meanwhile, we can just skewer whales and dolphins up on giant redwood trunks sunk into the beach. It will warn away other marine terrorist species that this land is our land —stay off.

          I think you can order the redwoods from EPA.gov. Hey, they don't care but they make great T-shirts.

          • 4Yahshua

            We have a redwood (many years)now struggling in our front yard with some blight or pest. Lots of brown branches with green scattered through.We pray over it and have now planted an invasive ferns around it. (In the wild the same ferns grow around these trees.) We are kind of like this redwood aiming to survive in this very troubled, ever-increasingly toxic world.

            ETERNAL SURVIVAL BLESSINGS!

    • razzz razzz

      This is .pdf references the German study of a meltdown and the supposed results. For Daiichi, it would be x2 plus 1 with MOX fuel.

      'ABSTRACT'

      "…The highest radionuclide concentration of approx. 1010 Bq/m3 is
      reached by Sr-90 after some 5000 days. The effective equivalent
      dose for an adult is above 102 Sv/a. After a prolonged period of
      about 10,000 days, Cs-137 reaches a maximum of about 108 Bq/m3.
      The effective equivalent dose for this radionuclide is approx.
      1 Sv/a.
      The groundwater is highly diluted when entering the river
      water. Consequently, concentrations will be lower, as will be
      the radiation exposures, by an approximated factor of 105.
      COUNTERMEASURES
      To limit radiation exposures by administrative measures, water
      extraction wells can be closed down, and the river water can be
      decontaminated in preparation of its use as drinking water.
      Some technical measures, which may be taken to limit the
      spreading of radioactivity, are these:
      – Installing impermeable walls around the plant.
      – Pumping off the groundwater in order to dry the reactor foundation .
      – Installing extraction pumps to prevent the groundwater from
      leaving the site.
      – Making special use of soil freeze techniques.
      In the light of those possibilities, it is meaningful to keep
      a set of decision-making methods ready in case a flexible intervention were required in a real accident situation…"
      http://www.irpa.net/irpa8/cdrom/VOL.1/M1_97.PDF

      • MVB MVB

        @ razzz – That's indeed basically "the roadmap" TEPCO is going by, it seems, attempt at freezing barrier and all. Not looking good for a site on the edge of the Pacific, though… And 5000 days is some 13 years… And if you look at the graphs, the peak of groundwater contamination won't be until the seond half od this century. It's extremely disturbing, and they know it. Wrote something on that last autumn:

        Strontium-90 skyrocketing in Fukushima’s On-Site Groundwater. German meltdown model that predicted this suggests worst is yet to come.

        @ https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/strontium-90-skyrocketing-in-fukushimas-on-site-groundwater-german-meltdown-model-that-predicted-this-suggests-worst-is-yet-to-come/

        – MVB

        • razzz razzz

          When nuclear engineers are being schooled, when they get to the last chapter detailing a station blackout, class is dismissed and all pile into the bar to get drunk because everyone knows you can't put the genie back into the bottle after containment is lost. They know that but continue to build and operate nuke plants. Even dealing with spent fuel is a reminder that there are no long term answers for safely storing manmade nuclear wastes.

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          How stupid does someone have to be, to believe an ice wall will solve anything?

          Ice wall technology is susceptible to earthquake damage, and Japan has a smorgasbord of earthquake, tsunami, volcanic activity. and keeping the powered up may cause power shortages. (No doubt that outages will be used as an excuse for more nuke plants.)

      • razzz razzz

        You have to keep in mind that Daiichi had full meltdowns and then melt-outs with saltwater used as a coolant for an extended period of time probably including access to saltwater in the water table being right on the Pacific. So, scientists studying fallout from the event are encountering 'bucky ball' type structures containing a myriad of radioactive elements not consider to be found in such quantities which was probably due to the high heat generated in each of the 3 meltdowns/outs interacting with saltwater (with no containment).

        Still haven't read the amount of the core inventory released or remaining at Chernobyl or even from Three Mile Island and there they recovered what remained of the melted core so they have a good idea how much of the inventory went airborne but will never tell us, the little people.

        Daiichi is worse, it keeps or kept on reacting since it had a water source to moderate neutrons so there is even more of an inventory of radionuclides to contemplate beside the initial and known radioactive inventory when the 3 reactors first SCRAMed.

        • Hi, razzz. Amount of vaporized core at TMI2 was upwards of 20 tons. That is the amount of core that disappeared completely and was never found as either corium or loose fuel.

          When they sent a camera down through one of the central core control rod guide tubes in 1982, what they saw is something they dubbed the "Void at the Center of the Core." Core central was flat gone, while assemblies and structural hardware all around – including above the hole – remained. This established that the TMI2 core was never 'uncovered', thus low coolant level had nothing to do with the nature and severity of the accident.

  • dan dan

    I've spent most of my life in, on, or under the Pacific Ocean in one way or another. Currently crewing on a steel hulled sailing ship which has been heaps of thrills, climbing the five story mast on rope rat lines and out along the yard arms to haul sails. The nuke pricks have even stuffed that up due to creeping bremsstrahlung issues with the hull.
    Our air is stuffed, our food suspect, our fellow creatures are now in peril, and all for what? So a few psychopaths can build bomb factories under the guise of electricity production to threaten each other across the ditch with weapons that assure complete and total destruction of not only every perceived enemy, but shower us all with fallout will circle the globe a million times or more to wipe everything from the face of the earth.
    Good thinking fuckwits. Wouldn't let any of you mind my girls' cat. And I don't particularly get on with the thing. Ok, apparently it's a dog.

  • General User General User

    @ MVB
    About the conductivity of radiated air; As alpha particles are emitted into air, molecules are damaged by impacts and become ionized. Freed electrons are attracted to and move toward electrical charged objects. In this way increased "current" flows through the air when radionuclide or "fallout" is present.

    Serious technical dissertation can be found here:
    http://docslide.us/documents/air-conductivity-3.html

    A thousand Thank Yous is in order here,
    I have been searching for this type of measurement system, but had no idea what it was called!

    Peace All

  • General User General User

    @ MVB
    Helsinki-Vanta airport atmosphere electrical report 1977-1986
    http://www.geophysica.fi/pdf/geophysica_1989_25_1-2_001_tuomi.pdf

    MVB, Dude-you ROCK

    Peace All

  • eyesoftheworld eyesoftheworld

    RadicalData most of us here have had to battle others ignorance, willful and otherwise. I am an ex-pat american living in Oz now. I have tried to talk to people around here and have only met recognition of the immensity among a few hippies. I will keep trying though. A lot of people use "the tyranny of distance" as a way of shielding themselves from recognition. Most are innocent. Emphasis on the "most".
    You might be interested in taking a look at studies of psychopathy. Mask Of Sanity (online, free pdf), Political Ponerology (goog ponerology dot com) Snakes In Suits (book) The Sociopath Next Door (book) or Without Conscience (book). It is good to know thine enemy…

  • curly

    Great article on cognitive dissonance on geoengineering watch this morning. After examining all the evidence, I come to the conclusion that we don't have much time. But it's hard to believe even myself. I feel I have to prepare for the possibility that my feelings and conclusion might be wrong and at the same time they might be right. How can you trust anything, even your own gut? So it's like you have to live in two worlds; one is being destroyed and the other will somehow find a way. What a dilemma. It would be so much easier to be convinced that some loving deity was in control and that my relationship with that deity was all that mattered and be filled with faith that everything will be OK. But my gut tells me this is may not be the answer to my dilemma. And then there's the idea that I should embrace the mystery of it all and my inability to understand WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON. Anyway it's great to have all of you here at ene. I know I'm not alone feeling that our beautiful planet is on the edge of complete disaster.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I've had my George Carlin moments of yelling AT GOD.

      Had my moments of believing in karma, and Karma via God.

      I've had my moments of yelling at human "scientists" who believe in a big bang. (When I see a door fly open, I don't explain it with, "A door flew open!")

      How much Christian tax money is CERN getting to prove the big bang theory ? Will Christians get taxpayer money to Prove God? The suspense is killing me. Nuclear fallout may do it first.

      The human condition. I read that Angels of God envy us humans.

      The Angels may be havin second thoughts.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "I should embrace the mystery of it all and my inability to understand WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON."

      Yeah…

      Embrace THAT. It's the American tradition,

      It's in the Bill of Rights (Patriot Act edition)

  • Marcie

    Curly, you are not alone. We are living in the hell that was created when the only thing that matters is money. The truth, everyone's health and well-being, and the condition of the earth are no longer topics that are being entertained by the rich/greedy guys that are running the show. Whales washing up on shore dead from what looks like starvation is a prelude to our fate. Radiation kills everything. It's marching up the food chain. I try to hope that someone will come up with some kind of answer to stop or contain the fuku mess, too. I hope I am misunderstanding the gravity of it all. My family, everyone else on earth, the animals and the beautiful earth itself are being destroyed and there seems to be nothing we can do about it. All we can do is love one another and make the most of whatever time we have left. Do the things you've always wanted to do, don't delay or wait. This is going to get very ugly.

  • NitWit

    <b>“At this point we’re not even concerned about it… There’s so many whales that die every year that we just don’t see.”</b>

    Did the whales agree to all beach themselves when dead or are there more dead whales?

    I'm a nitwit but this comment is clearly aimed at the government conditioning school graduates.

    I had to pay to get educated.

  • Fukushima Day 1541. Get the Rad Word Out, People

    Fukushima Business Cards 4 U! And everyone else, too!
    http://tinyurl.com/fukushimabusinesscard4u

    Nifty cards. Easy to print, pass out and leave about.
    Please post liberally to all social media. It's EASY.
    (43,813 downloads since June!)

    There's still very much We can do until the lights go out
    http://enenews.com/forum-best-practices-combating-effects-radiation/comment-page-13#comment-478924

    For those new, the whole Combat Radiation Forum is VERY useful.
    Best to all in these times. Love to all precious life around you.

    P.S. Dana's back! Do what You can do
    https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulGirlByDana

    We're still alive and there are children about, People.

  • alasanon

    (uh-oh) YOU CAN'T HIDE THE POOR DYING **WHALES**–the most gigantic mammals on the Earth!! 🙁

    Many months ago I had a disturbing (pre-cognitive?) dream about whales/marine mammals in agony & crying out for help… This was before the huge uptick in their visible deaths on the West Coast. These are such smart, social creatures! It is horrible.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      …or the huge piles of topsoil in Japan. All that poisoned, dead, deadly bags of death.

      The nuclear slot machine: DEAD WHALE -DEAD WHALE -DEAD WHALE – JACKPOT! Dead whales, how you gonna get all those dead whales through the cashier's window?

      BAG 'O DIRT-BAG 'O DIRT-BAG 'O DIRT- Jackpot!
      Remember to buy a bigger truck next time.

  • bowling

    Live a day at a time. Make comments at nrc. Be loving. Donate money to marine mammal rescues on condition they give accurate info about Fuku

  • bowling

    I do not have to spam a bunch of links to prove anything. Just use some common sense folks. Roger that posted a link that that over 1.0 E+12 gallons of radioactive waste pumped into the ground all over the us in the 60s and 70s. thinks of the millions of barrels of nuclear waste buried everywhere and dumped into the oceans over 70 years. nuclear bombs exploded underground above ground all over world for 70 years. nuclear ships exploded and sunk france and england dumping plutonium directly into the english channel. depleted uranium dumps and bullet mortar ranges allover us. 30 years of depleted uranium used in war.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "[…] she believes [these] are accidents and the timing is coincidental. “We cannot make assumptions or theories… because we did not physically witness the trauma.”

    Accidents? Did they slip on a banana peel, and accidentally land on the beach?

    They cannot make assumptions or theories about "The big bang THEORY" either because no one was there to physically witness creation happen?

    These scientist need to get that big MAFIA or COMMERCE department DICK out of their asses and say what they really think.

    They better get on the same page about when or when not they can think about, theorize, or assume things. They all look like morons.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      …and coincidental to WHAT?

      To what they suspect but can NOT say?

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Oh, this might not be a natural event?

        Hope you have your anal chastity belt on!

        Almost said chemical or nuclear…

        There goes your job!

        Close! Gotta keep that job.

        If it's not nature it must be… I know, you were about to say spiritual beings! Or aliens! Certainly not a man-made disaster.

        That's OK. You can say it. It must be those environmentalists, or the porn horders, or the solar power people. Certainly not the nuclear industry! (Bolt on rifle clicks) (BRAKE LINE ON AUTO CUT)

        Yeah, it was aliens. stick with that…

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Ya, all those dead people at the Auschwitz death camps back in the 40s… just coincidence. They just happened to slip on a bar of soap, in the same place, at the same time, with the same landlord.

      Can't make any assumptions, or theories, just …embrace the mystery

  • Nick

    "For all that, nobody is suggesting that Southern California emulate Oregon in dealing with the 10 or so whales that wash up on its shores yearly."(2007)

    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/oct/08/local/me-whale8

    5/29/2015:

    "Twelve dead whales, including grays, a humpback and a sperm whale, have been documented in Northern California since March. "

    that's 4/month in Northern Calif. versus ~10/year for the entire state of California.

    No wonder some folks are getting alarmed.

    Next we will hear of recent Naval Experiments that extra-sonarred the whales into a tizzy of death.

    Or…warming waters getting too acidic due to man-made climate change.

    And…don't forget the plastic gyre.

    That Which Shall Not Be Named is what is killing them, if not indirectly by compromising their immune systems making them weaker for opportunistic
    disease organisms.

    For every whale that washes ashore a fitting tribute would be a huge outdoor Paul Winter Concert blasting:

    http://www.last.fm/music/Paul+Winter/Missa+Gaia+-+Earth+Mass

  • Nick

    2015:

    The year the world became baffled at a slew of mysterious mass die-offs and
    infectious diseases that hit all manner of domesticated animals.

    A team of anti-bafflementers joined up with others who really don't know what is going on.

    Expect a Power Point Presentation shortly, riddled with pointless bulleted items discussing ideas about this epidemic of global bafflement.

    Meanwhile, GMI is alive and well…..

    http://www.sbnation.com/2015/5/30/8692325/82-year-old-florida-man-slashes-tires-bingo-hall-argument-seat

    so is road rage..

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=93070

    Hey Humans…..you mess with your neurons and we'll all become morons!

  • Ecowatch with a great post on the dying nuke industry…..its dying but lets help it.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/06/nucleaer-giants-take-huge-hit.html

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