Journalist: “Nobody even talks about Fukushima anymore… there’s almost no more fish… the ocean is dying, it’s terrifying” — Gov’t warns public to expect alarming increase in deaths on West Coast — “Fish… are just too hard to find” — “Chaos below the surface” — Official: “We are preparing for worst” (VIDEO)

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NOAA, Dec 10, 2015 (emphasis added): Scientists observed another year of low pup weights during their annual survey… off California… “If last year is any indication of what to expect this year, we’re probably going to see a lot of pups strand unless many die at the rookeries,” said Sharon Melin, wildlife biologist, NOAA Fisheries. “Only this time it is not just going to be California sea lion pups. We’re already seeing unusual numbers of northern fur seal pups stranding in California and we may even see some adults for both species.” Melin predicts that the geographic extent of the strandings will also expand… “Three-month old female California sea lion pups had… the lowest weights we’ve seen at this rookery in 41 years since monitoring began,” said Melin… For northern fur seal pups, the news is equally grim…  The poor condition of pups means that their mothers are not finding sufficient prey… The lack of prey near the rookery is linked to the anomalous ocean conditions… NOAA Fisheries scientist Nate Mantua sees struggling California sea lions as indicators for lots of changes taking place in the marine environment.

AP, Dec 11, 2015: Scientists forecast another year of high death rates for sea lions, seals off California coast… “Based on the condition of the pups we saw in September and October, we would anticipate there will be at least as many strandings this winter,” Melin said… The main problem appears to be a lack of food.

San Francisco Weekly, Dec 11, 2015: California’s Sea Lions are Starving… It’s shaping up to be another terrible year for California sea lions… [They] are having trouble keeping themselves fed… and end up malnourished and sick. When they’re too unhealthy to swim anymore they flop onto shore… The number of distressed sea lions… on our beaches has exploded in recent years.

Courthouse News Service, Dec 14, 2015: A dramatic decrease in California sea lion pups’ average weight… caused [NOAA] scientists… to predict another brutal winterLack of available prey has sent the average weight of sea lion pups plummeting to its lowest level in 41 years of records, Melin said… NOAA scientists say struggling sea lions are a sign of chaos below the surface.

San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 10, 2015: [F]ederal scientists [are] warning beachgoers and marine mammal lovers to expect another alarming increase in pinniped strandings and deaths along the California coast… “For California sea lions, this is the worst, and by far,” said Melin, who studies West Coast pinnipeds for the NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center. “The poor condition of pups from both species indicates the problems are widespread.” The situation is disturbing for marine biologists who have been documenting unprecedented changes this year in the ocean ecosystem, including… die-offs of Northern California birds, fish and mammals. Low weights last year were responsible for a huge death toll this year, said Melin…. “Based on the condition of the pups we saw in September and October, we would anticipate there will be at least as many strandings this winter,” Melin said… Melin said a lack of food appears to be the chief problem. The core diet of most pinnipeds is sardine, anchovy, Pacific hake, rock fish and squid, all of which have been impacted by changing sea conditions.

Orange County Register, Dec 10, 2015: After record year, even more sea lions and fur seals expected to end up stranded on Southern California beaches — Even more sea lions could end up stranded on Southern California beaches because of record low weights among yearlings… thousands of sea lions [are expected to] wash ashore this winter and early spring… This summer and fall, Melin observed an all-time low pup weight – the lowest since records of sea lions have been kept in 41 years… When sea lions converged on the island in 2012, there was no sign of a problem. A year later, nearly 70 percent of the newborns had died… In 2014, sea lions produced just half the number of pups… “We are preparing for the worst,” [NOAA’s Justin] Viezbicke said.

KCBX, Dec 10, 2015: Starving pups have been and still are showing up in record numbersfish species that sea lions feed on… are just too hard to find currently.

LINK TV, Nov 1, 2015 — Anne Keala Kelly, journalist/filmmaker: Americans think the Pacific is a toilet. Nobody even talks about Fukushima anymore. You know, when you’re in the Pacific, you actually care about the fact that there’s almost no more fish — that the ocean is dying. It’s terrifying to be on the receiving end of this society, this culture. It is terrifying, every day.

Watch the LINK TV broadcast here

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  • buckyballs buckyballs

    The only way to change fukushima quicklybenoughb dude is to get rid of abe in japan and put in the antinuk candidate sanders in here. You know that. I see people talking a lot here. not much else.The spooks have really fucked up the message. wake the fuckup and quit preaching to the choir. Moret said fuku was not from shitty reactors but from haarp or a terrorist.attack. same with all the other spooks. they say fuku radiation does not exist because haarp ionizing technology pushed it out of the atmosphere. Moret said people cannot use geiger counters to measure radiation because the govt is jamming geiger counters. oh really does that mean they are virusing my old analog geiger? they say hwwaii is uninhabitible. looks like theres people in hawaii to me. jones, moret, dutchsinse, etc are spooks and controlled op. Do you actually think god info on fuku and st louis can come out with this shit going on? Do you think joe blow are going to get anything with this kinda bullshit going on?

  • buckyballs buckyballs

    LEuren Moret does not know jack shit about geiger counters or she is a total fucking liar.Leuren K Moret, Gamma Scout Meter, No Depleted Uranium In Hawaiian Air
    http://www.archive.org/details/LeurenKMoretGammaScoutMeterNoDepletedUraniumInHawaiianAir

    Leuren K Moret, Berkeley, California, activist, claimed on KITV that she measured above normal radiation using the Gamma Scout Meter and further claimed that this was proof that Army was actively using depleted uranium on that day in Hawaii. Blaine Howard, an expert in radiation instrumentation, analyzes the Gamma Scout Meter and discusses its ability to measure depleted uranium dust in air. He concludes that the meter is incapable of measuring DU dust in the air and that Moret's performance on KITV was just that a performance, not factual reporting. KITV subsequently requested that YouTube remove the video. Moret, however, still the con artist and show woman, shows the video at public appearances and still falsely claims that she was measuring DU in the air that morning. If you see her video, you will note that she is not being pelted by falling rocks. This article will show you that this is the only way that the Gamma Scout Meter could have been measuring falling depleted uranium.

    • Hawaii; Paradise, or Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Contamination Zone? DU, Depleted Uranium Found In Patients Urine
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/04/hawaii-paradise-or-nuclear-radiation.html

    • Would love a link to video and specific time where she claims this reading in air of DU.. have a faint memory of her reporting about DU in Hawaii, but no details..

      Care to share a link to the actual video in question?

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Personally, I would begin by locating the weapons proving grounds in the U.S. and U.S. Territories, possessions. This information can be found online.

        A lot of D.U. is burned at these sites (like the Honey Lake site near Susanville, CA) and tested at proving grounds (like the one on the eastern side of Puerto Rico).

        Work the problem from there to verify if this type of testing is even done in the area where it Moret claims it happened.

        I've never had reason to test the validity of her statements, but that's one way to begin to do it.

    • Is this video?

      https://youtu.be/7HTjDoNhHsg

      She claims that the base was doing LIVE FIRING of DU rounds and she measured that DU dust downwind in KONA..

      First, one would have to get the army to admit that they were doing live firing that day, which is highly unlikely, and second, one would have to do wind studies to see if Kona was downwind on that same day.

      Only after one does these two things would one have a solid basis to debunk her claim… Otherwise, she may have a good point and actually be measuring DU dust in the air…

      • buckyballs buckyballs

        She definitely only has a bs in geology as far as anything related to science goes. not a nuclear scientist https://archive.org/details/LeurenKMoretGammaScoutMeterNoDepletedUraniumInHawaiianAir

        Many internet files on her scrubbed. can also check cassiopea. shes a spook.

      • buckyballs buckyballs

        Here is a video dochttp://freedomcrowsnest.wizardofthenorth.ca/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=92452

        admin of enenews commented on leuren moret accusing him of telling lies in 2012. Leuren moret is a liar and a propagandist. Calling me a troll does not change that. It is sad that there are spooks like leuren moret around with a following

        • buckyballs buckyballs

          http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3626298989248030643
          http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7451332617120640846

          How many of you honestly believe that the late Nobel Laureate Dr Glenn T Seaborg, a much beloved professor at the University of California at Berkeley, would actually carry a piece of Plutonium around in his pocket and finger it thus turning his hands into claws.  Moret makes that statement near the end of this video.  Those of you who do not believe this should then look at all the other claims by Moret, all of which are just as far fetched as that which disparages the good professor.

          • buckyballs buckyballs

            Leuren Moret is a whistle-blower from Livermore National Laboratory, expert lecturer on the health effects of depleted uranium

            President, Scientists for Indigenous People
            City of Berkeley Environmental Commissioner
            Past President, Association for Women Geoscientists

            The only thing factual is that Moret is a past President of the Association of Women Geoscientists. She is a superb organizer and self-promoter. Scientists for Indigenous People is not recognized by the US IRS or the State of California and probably only exists on Moret's business card and letterhead; she appears to have made it up to appear more important. Moret was a member of the nine member Community Environmental Advisory Commission. That entitled her to be called "Commissioner" but she was not the "Environmental Commissioner" and was merely one of nine members of a group that met about two hours per month. Moret is not a whistleblower and is not an expert lecturer on anything, but does put on a very good show if no one in the audience knows any of the basic underlying science.

            Here are two links to more about Leuren K Moret
            http://www.archive.org/details/LeurenKMoret-RealJobAtLawrenceLivermoreNationalLaboratory
            http://www.archive.org/details/LeurenKMoretGammaScoutMeterNoDepletedUraniumInHawaiianAir

            This is one of the old fake cedential cards leuren used to pass out
            President, Scientists for Indigenous People
            City of Berkeley Environmental Commissioner
            Past President,…

            • AirSepTech AirSepTech

              RE DU sampling in air.

              Air sampling requires volumetric sample to be accurate.
              Measured volume/time.
              Any serious pro knows this, even the inept EPA, their crap offline/lost in space reliability set aside.

              Waving a wand around is like Jerry Springer news.
              Other than nothing, what is gained

              LM is a fake or misguided/misinformed, likely both for the best effect.

              Keep on keepin on

              • Certainly she says some very 'odd' things.

                She is definitely not in the same genre as Busby, Caldicott or Gunderson, but in the grand scheme of things, isn't she still an anti nuclear activist?

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  If she worked for the pro nuke side then THEY would be known as the cracker whackers

                  • buckyballs buckyballs

                    Is it not interesting that your website was attacked the samebnite you said something disparaging about leuren moret good doctor. Leuren moret is associated with neo nazis. She was formerly a colonel in the army. records show it. How many people named loren moret in the army. Leuren Moret is a double agent and cointelpro agent. Leuren Moret has helped the msm bury fukushima. Watch this video folks.

                    Is it not interesting that your website was attacked the samebnite you said something disparaging about leuren moret good doctor. Leuren moret is associated with neo nazis. She was formerly a colonel in the army. records show it. How many people named loren moret in the army. Leuren Moret is a double agent and cointelpro agent. Leuren Moret has helped the msm bury fukushima. Watch this video folks.
                    http://freedomcrowsnest.wizardofthenorth.ca/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=92452

                    it does not get much worse than this. Lies mind fucking manipulation.Leuren moret is a thing createdvby the us govt to mislesd and cover their ass. People working so hard to get the word out and a spook like moret comes along and shoots us all in the foot

                    it does not get much worse than this. Lies mind fucking manipulation.Leuren moret is a thing createdvby the us govt to mislesd and cover their ass. People working so hard to get the word out and a spook like moret comes along and shoots us all in the foot

                  • buckyballs buckyballs

                    Last post got totally screwed for some reason.
                    Is it not interesting that your website was attacked the same nite you said something disparaging about leuren moret good doctor. Leuren moret is associated with neo nazis. She was formerly a colonel in the army. records show it. How many people named loren moret in the army. Leuren Moret is a double agent and cointelpro agent. Leuren Moret has helped the msm bury fukushima. Watch this video folks.
                    http://freedomcrowsnest.wizardofthenorth.ca/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=92452

                    it does not get much worse than this. Lies ,mind -fucking manipulation.Leuren moret is a thing created by the us govt to mislesd and cover their ass. People working so hard to get the word out and a spook like moret comes along and shoots us all in the foot

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      So what's your argument, buckyballs? That DU wasn't being used that day, or it isn't used on the Big Island? If it's the latter, you are mistaken. What are you trying to prove here?

      http://www.wise-uranium.org/dissti.html#POHAKULOA

      RE: the POHKULOA site on the island of Hawaii, state of Hawaii:

      "DU munitions use at Pohakuloa Training Area, Big Island, Hawaii
      On Oct. 24, 2013, NRC issued a possession license to the U.S. Army for depleted uranium at its Hawaiian bases. The license allows the Army to possess up to 275 pounds of DU at Schofield Barracks on Oahu and the Pohakuloa Training Area on the island of Hawaii. The license does not authorize the Army to use the DU or decommission the sites without additional review and approval by the NRC.
      > Download NRC release Oct. 24, 2013 external link (PDF)
      > Federal Register Volume 78, Number 226 (Friday, November 22, 2013) p. 70077-70078 (download full text external link)
      > Access Docket ID NRC-2009-0352 external link "

      So are you trying to convince us D.U. isn't being used in Hawaii, or just on that particular day?

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        POHAKULOA site that is. (Misspelled.)

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          buckyballs did a pretty good job derailing the questions to assess whether or not Leuren Moret's claims of DU use near Kona might be accurate.

          Nonetheless, the real question (IMHO) becomes, how do you get the information from the NRC about what timeframes they approve the use of D.U. testing at the Pohakuloa site? We KNOW they do proving with D.U., we KNOW it is done at proving grounds. The question is, when do they do it, and how does one get access to that kind of information? FOIA request?

          Surely the FOIA requests and provision of information becomes important if it's helpful to the citizens living nearby. But getting the military to release information on what they may consider classified activities is opening another can'o'worms altogether.

          What Leuren Moret claims to have measured becomes almost irrelevant in the bigger context of what the people of Kona may be getting exposed to.

          • buckyballs buckyballs

            Leuren moret has said layman cant use geiger counters, scintallotors because the jews and powers that be are jamming them since 2014 and they are all inaccurate. that is exactly what leauren moret said and one of her minions i had the displeasure of argueing with said 6 months ago. How can we argue with that hotators. Seems perfectly logical to me. just like haarp pushing fukushima radiation out of the atmosphere over russia. Just like a haarp induced earthquake is the only way a shitty nuclear complex like fukushima or other nuclear reactors can fail. fukushima was a catastrophe caused by nucleoape ineptness. It is not a conspiracy.
            At least i stick to writing nuclear insanity and fukushima and do not go off on geoengineering boondoggles here and at other nuclear sites. Your friend irhologram just said that hiroshima and nagasaki were firbombed not nuked. shes a big leuren minion. who do ya think you are foolin hotators? You got your comfy job and retirement thanks to the fruits of the military industrial complex and the fruits of the empire and wall street and its many ivestments in nuclear power and nuc bombs so u can afford to prattle on about geoeng and bullshit leuren moret propaganda while younger people and others have had to truly suffer the cancer and see kids genetically dsmaged from when they started open testing bombs in the mid 50s and building nuclear power plants everywhere in the 60s and dumping nuclear waste everywhere too. Nuclear madness is not a…

            • buckyballs buckyballs

              Nuclear madness is not a planned culling of the hman race it is the end of our genome and every other living thing. You and others might have the luxury of spouting bullshit and cointel propaganda from tje cointel spook leuren moret but most of us do not.

              • buckyballs buckyballs

                there probably is du in hawaiian air but you cannot pick it up with a gamma scout. Spooks have a lot of half truths but they are capable of the worst mind fucks and manipulations. I have a lot of trouble talking to people abput how serious fukushima is because of lauren moret. many will say fukushima is not that bad , thats just an extreme made-up conspiracy theory and not real.

              • theworldisalie theworldisalie

                Isn't in crazy how all of these people just can't see that? You said it perfect. The end of the human Genome and species and well the building blocks of everything will continue to be scrambled and ruined by thousands of isotopes until the end of time.

                After just looking at the numbers of the fuel inventories at Fukushima alone, the pools with many millions of tonnes that burned. The MOX fuel thats millions of times more harmful.

                I mean, hello. We're in serious schit right now.

  • General User General User

    In an attempt to defuse this shit storm about detecting depleted uranium:
    Unless you are choking in the dust cloud, there's not a commercial Geiger that will detect it.
    Too little Alpha decay per cubic meter.

    Peace All

      • General User General User

        NOT safe at all!
        Just like regular uranium, nearly 100,000 times more dangerous as a heavy metal poison, than as a radio logical hazard.

        Just ask the dead stuff floating in the Pacific. Barely above background Rads-poisoned too death.

        Peace All

    • Are you sure? Maybe it cannot be detected waving a detector around in the air, but if one measures the ground, DU dust should show up easily…

      The primary radiation danger from pure depleted uranium is due to alpha particles, which do not travel far through air, and do not penetrate clothing. However, in a matter of a month or so, a sample of pure depleted uranium will generate small amounts of thorium-234 and protactinium-234, which emit the more penetrating beta particles at almost the same rate as the uranium emits alpha rays. This is because uranium-238 decays directly to thorium-234, which with a half-life of 24 days decays to protactinium-234, which in turn decays in a matter of hours to the long-lived uranium-234. A quasi-steady state is therefore reached within a few multiples of 24 days.[101]
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium

      • Elevated radiation levels consistent with very low level atmospheric depleted uranium contamination have been found in air samples taken by the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment at several monitoring sites in Britain. These elevated readings appear to coincide with Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, and the Shock and Awe bombing campaign at the start of the Second Gulf War.[152][153]
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium

        What kind of detector measures this?

        • Chris Busby reports on long distance transport of DU particles and gives specific info about number of hot particles inhaled far from the battlefield.
          http://www.llrc.org/aldermastrept.pdf

          • Residents of South Kona said they used a Geiger counter to test on April 21 downwind from Pohakuloa, 35 miles from the range, and got a radiation reading of 93 counts per minute. A typical radiation background reading is up to 20 counts per minute, they said. Residents used a Gamma Scout Geiger counter that can only detect DU at a distance of a few inches. Out of concern for the public, the State’s 93rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team was deployed to take additional radiation readings using the proper counters and procedures. State Adjutant General/Hawaii Army National Guard, Major General Bob Lee, stated, “I’m in charge of homeland security, and so it’s of enormous concern to me; they have the best equipment on the Islands and could find nothing above background radiation.”

            Can the Gamma Scout Geiger counter detect DU? Yes, but you must be within a few inches of an item to detect DU. Therefore, it would not be able to detect DU in the air miles from the DU. Additionally, meters respond to other radiation sources and not solely DU. It would not be possible to distinguish the radiation source without analysis.\
            http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/du/faq.htm#Residents of South Kona

            The devil as always is in the details… Did she walk around where the rounds hit, and measure the ground, or did she stay in town and wave the detector around in the air?

            Were they firing off rounds at the time? Was the DU dust blowing downwind and someone detected…

        • General User General User

          The US EPA Radnet system uses a high purity Germanium crystal Silicantion detector. There are a number of other crystal latices that can be used as a detector.

          Peace All

  • SanityQuest SanityQuest

    Gasser…

    I think we should test the new GARMIN Germanium Crystal GPS with Stereo Bluetooth report interrupt.

    With Satellite upload… 185 mph activists… Just sayin,Bro

    SQ

  • invisible ELEphant in the room

    After years of contemplation and study I believe I've come to understand the problem concerning why people won't wake up to the reality of Fukushima.

    I believe the basic answer can be found in the following book:

    The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane Paperback – February 26, 2013
    by Matthew Hutson (Author)
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Laws-Magical-Thinking-Irrational/dp/0452298903/ref=cm_cr_pr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

    Humanity has always relied on magical thinking and superstition to cope with life. It's happened in every culture in history. Many posters on this site want to attribute humanity's lack of ability to face Fukushima as being a result of brainwashing by "TPTB" or drugging by "TPTB" but I've never agreed with that because "TPTB" don't have that much power AT ALL.

    I've come to understand the answer is simply the fact that humanity as a whole has never faced reality head-on. Humanity has ALWAYS been delusional and steeped completely in magical thinking.

    Fukushima is simply exposing humanity as being a totally insane race.

    What does that mean?

    Run for the hills, there's no hope!!!!

    Why?

    Because not even an ELE can save humanity from insanity.

    Insanity isn't a choice after all…

    • SanityQuest SanityQuest

      Another pleasant Valley Sunday… Charcoal burning everywhere…

      • SanityQuest SanityQuest

        It ain't magical.. it is self.

        • SanityQuest SanityQuest

          And while I can see, I fall short.

          • Angela_R

            "And while I can see, I fall short."

            Sanity, I see that observation as the beginning of wisdom.

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              on a scale of 0 to 1,000,000, where are you on the scale of wisdom? Keeping in mind that the wise ones say the more you know the more you know you dont know

              • Angela_R

                unsure Code, whether you are asking me or Sanity; if me, then I would say @ 1, I am at the beginning.

                Personally, I did not seek knowledge. Though I did seek to understand.

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  for those without knowledge or wisdom, theres always rhythm. Are you good at rhythm?

                  • SanityQuest SanityQuest

                    So Code are you saying you can't dance?

                  • Angela_R

                    Code, so many times I have retreated from your barbs, then I returned. That will not happen again.

                    If I am wrong, I pray that God will send another to attend, but it will not be me.

                    • i don't know if those were barbs — maybe not — you know? if you don't, let me tell you : no one ever went to war over waiting to see if they understood, or checking to make sure their understanding explicitly matched the intended communication. there are so many ways a communication can differ from it's authors intent, many of which are invisible to the author, and though one should not excuse these (that is, we are all learning how to better communicate, if we are sane), one should leave a generous and kindly wide amount of room, in which the author and the reader both can look at the thing from different angles before reaching any conclusions.

                      but of course. excuse me if i am saying something really elemental here; thanks.

                      ('excuse me' — wait, that comment is recursive…)

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Female Faust, Angela; misunderstanding is common even when speaking face to face. Many posts I find difficult to understand. Sometimes I run into an old post of mine and realize how poorly it was written. I have made many horribly worded posts!

                      There are barbs. It will always be this way because no two people think alike. Especially when there is a history, one gets a feeling about a poster. But no post should be taken SO seriously…its just an internet forum…people come and go, you never really get to know them, and the posts are soon forgotten.

                      as far as philosophy and religion go, you might think that people could agree that there is much more to be known than is known…it seems logical. We are doing the best we can do with three pound brains and some old books. But no, everybody has an opinion they are sure is the right one. Like little fish in a small pond arguing what the fabled ocean must be like, they will never grasp it until they get to the ocean. So people that pontificate their philosophy as if its 'gospel truth' will get disagreements. Call it a barb if you like

                      maybe if we re-frame disagreement into 'healthy debate' There was a joke…ever notice how all the people driving slower than you are idiots and all the ones driving faster are maniacs and all the ones who think differently are fools?

                    • SanityQuest SanityQuest

                      The Theory of Forumtivity
                      "ever notice how all the people driving slower than you are idiots and all the ones driving faster are maniacs and all the ones who think differently are fools?"

                      "re-frame disagreement into 'healthy debate"
                      Utmost Respect, Code

              • Jebus Jebus

                Knowledge is the database.

                Wisdom is an application specific query…

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  understanding always seems to come as a gestalt.

                  • Jebus Jebus

                    E goes nowhere. We are all so tiny… 😐

                    I think of each as six degrees.

                    All together as a fractal.

                    Expanding like so much fukushima nuclear waste.

                    Small parts making big changes further down the road.

                    You know each is determined by time.

                    Cheers…

                • at first i wrote "beg to differ, though you are close"….. then i realized you were right.
                  .
                  .
                  information is the data.
                  .
                  .
                  .
                  but:

                  isn't it more exact that Wisdom be the application itself, an approach or algorithm? would not a single query be more like the data than the database?

                  • Jebus Jebus

                    Yep, I minimized a bunch, but I'm satisfied that you understand what I said… 🙂

                    I'm thinking that the application, is each day you boot up in the morning and hit the ground running…

                    It is what is in your vision at that moment in time.

                    Wisdom makes that moment successful…

                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  wisdom |ˈwizdəm|
                  noun
                  the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
                  • the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of such experience, knowledge, and good judgment: some questioned the wisdom of building the dam so close to an active volcano.
                  • the body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period: the traditional farming wisdom of India.
                  PHRASES
                  in someone's wisdom used ironically to suggest that an action is not well judged: in their wisdom they decided to dispense with him.
                  ORIGIN Old English wīsdōm (see wise1,-dom) .

    • I agree that humanity exhibits collective insanity but I also think that some institutions and some individuals actively promote delusional thinking to extend their influence/control.

      • invisible ELEphant in the room

        "I agree that humanity exhibits collective insanity but I also think that some institutions and some individuals actively promote delusional thinking to extend their influence/control."

        My point is that the "collective insanity" doesn't need to be promoted, it happens naturally. Everywhere that humans have ever been.

        Every culture, every country…

        Study anthropology, sociology, and history and you'll see it as clear as can be.

        Those who attribute all this to "TPTB" 'causing it' are missing the bigger picture…

        There was no "TPTB" causing ALL of the ancient cultures through history to shun reality and engage in magical thinking and superstition…

        If GMI is not a recent phenomenon but something that has ALWAYS been extant in humanity, I think we need to reevaluate our approach to Fukushima "truthing" and we need to reevaluate what kind of results can be expected from it.

        Possibly the most relevant fact concerning the above is, again…

        Insanity is not a choice.

        We can't expect to "wake up" the insane from their insanity.

        That's why I think Fukushima "truthing" is hopeless in the big picture probably until people are dropping dead in the streets.

        Exhibit A:

        http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1095348/pg1

        Look at those buffoons who consider themselves to be enlightened calling a scientific study "fearmongering"….

        That thread was the last piece in the puzzle that made me come to terms with what I'm…

      • and THAT is the real insanity, not the fact that delusions exist, there to be figured and ferreted out as we grow into our mastery, not only that there are some individuals twisted by untoward experience who have chosen to *cultivate* delusion, *preferring* it to truth — the dark side as it were, the original one) — but also, and much worse, that some have taken it upon themselves to *promote* it.

        THAT is fucking nuts. and stupid. really really stupid.

        • invisible ELEphant in the room

          "and THAT is the real insanity, not the fact that delusions exist, there to be figured and ferreted out as we grow into our mastery, not only that there are some individuals twisted by untoward experience who have chosen to *cultivate* delusion, *preferring* it to truth — the dark side as it were, the original one) — but also, and much worse, that some have taken it upon themselves to *promote* it."

          You just described every Christian and Muslim in the world. You just described every government that supports Israel and/or a Muslim country (that's probably every government).

          Therefore, you just described basically the whole world.

          • invisible ELEphant in the room

            "You just described every Christian and Muslim in the world. You just described every government that supports Israel and/or a Muslim country (that's probably every government)."

            Let's not forget the Vatican. Every individual and every country that supports the Vatican, add them too.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

            It is prejudicial and discriminatory and ignorant and propagandistic is lump every individual into a large group and equate them. "every Christian and Muslim in the world." This is treating people as objects and not as individuals which they certainly are.

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              everybody generalizes

            • invisible ELEphant in the room

              "It is prejudicial and discriminatory and ignorant and propagandistic is lump every individual into a large group and equate them. "every Christian and Muslim in the world." This is treating people as objects and not as individuals which they certainly are."

              All of them believe in faith over facts. That's the definition of delusion. They do belong in the same group for that reason alone.

              It's not a matter of opinion, that's what they profess to believe.

              • invisible ELEphant in the room

                How do we know that Christians are delusional?
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVuw1wEuaAQ

                Anyone who disagrees, please try to debunk that video.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                The dichotomy between faith and fact is just a construct of your belief, the way you look at the world and then you project your own dichotomy on to others.

                There is no either/or between fact and faith. You can claim that you know how many billions of people think, but all you know is how you think.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                  Christians do not all think the same way. Christian churches don't all teach the same thing. Some follow the Bible more than others. Some recognize the Pope, others don't. Some call themselves Christian, but know nothing about the Bible, etc., etc., etc.

                • invisible ELEphant in the room

                  "There is no either/or between fact and faith. You can claim that you know how many billions of people think, but all you know is how you think."

                  You're denying the basis of the Christian religion.

                  2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.

                  1 John 5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

                  John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

                  You're denying the basis of ALL religion and that is FAITH.

                  Without faith there's no religion (at least in terms of monotheistic religions).

                  Faith is delusional.

                  You're acting like you can proclaim what's true is not true just because you said it.

                  I'm done with this conversation, thank you for playing devil's advocate.

                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    Cause and effect!

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                    How many senses do you have? Sight is only one. Christian faith is experiential, not a mental, Platonist construct. Have you gone to Fukushima and yourself seen what is there? Do you see the wind blow?

                    Christians have many miracles in their lives that they gain by fact.

                    These experience love in their hearts. The Holy Spirit dwelling in their hearts is a fact. Prayer helps healing. It is an established fact. Relief of stress by faith is a fact. When you pet an animal, the alpha waves in your brain when are consequent are healing. This is a fact. When you have no love for others, this is very bad for your physical health. This is a fact. Science can see psychosis on an MRI of the brain. This is a fact. Love and truth are definite biofeedback techniques that can be physically learned and measured.

                    Giving your love to Jesus brings a return love from the Holy Spirit.

                    Study mysticism and meditation. Found in all religions and non-religions. These are facts which can be verified if one takes the time to practice them.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      I didn't deny faith. I am just saying that it is not the opposite of fact. Nor did any of your quotations say that it is the opposite of fact and totally different from fact.

                      Faith is a fact.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      God created the universe. This is a fact, but is not recognized by everyone. Jeses gives the peace that passeth all understanding. This is a fact, but not experience by everyone.

                      Can you see the atoms when you look at a table? Do you accept physics explanations as fact? How do you discern from all the propaganda in the media what is fact and what is not?

                      Even if a person knows that media reports may not factual, they still base there actions on what they believe are facts at any one time.

                      Did the Feds just raise interest rates a quarter of a percentage point? Did you get your information from the media? Is this a fact, both you belief and the Fed rate.

                      You are separating faith and saying it is fiction. That is your dichotomy, not a dichotomy in reality. You believe that God is anthropocentric, but that is only your fiction, not a reality. You are bound by your own mental constructs which are your faith and fiction.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      The Gospel writers of the Bible really experienced and saw the resurrection of Jesus after He died by crucifixion. We accept by faith their historical account. But they actually saw them and recorded his words. The accounts in the Bible are historical facts, not fiction. Christian faith is based on historical facts. That is why there are so many billions of Christians who believe by free will. Christians are not universally killed if they do not accept the Christian Bible. There is no order in the Bible to kill unbelievers or to conquer the world to create a physical empire. Christianity is a spiritual kingdom and is experienced every day by billions of people and experienced by many billions of people over the last 2,000 years.

                      Yes, it is accepted by faith and not be sight, but experienced as a fact everyday for a lifetime.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      TYPO; they actually saw Him after His ressurection and recorded His historical words.

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      All religions say that stuff ..P.
                      Supposed anecdotal words of the past.

                      All have persecutions..
                      Yucky..

                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Christianity

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      when you order something from a catalog, you have hope and faith it will be delivered. After it is, hope and faith are no longer needed. Thus hope and faith indicate non or incomplete fulfillment of wishes. A sort of anxiety state in reality because without desire there is no hope and faith the desire will be fulfilled. And everyone knows desire and anxiety are twins. Faith in a future fact is obviously NOT proof or knowledge of that sought.

                      And theres the intractable; immersion in the biblical logos is not possible while being identified with the three pound brain centered illusion of separatism or duality. Even the poorly written book itself says as much.

                      How can the 'self' desire to overcome itself yet retain itself? i.e. desire for enlightenment/divinity is its own impediment, cementing the perception of duality and ego. Hence the confusion and cognitive dissonance inherent in the Abraham religions.

                      So weve come full circle; they NEED faith and hope, for without them they would be hopeless, lost and terribly insecure. It carries them to their deathbed. Our 3 pound ape brain can only wonder if the 15 lb orca brain flies too swiftly to be dragged down by banal faith. Thus speaketh code

                    • Jebus Jebus

                      Maybe we are all just interpreting the odyssey wrong and we are all sons of gods and therefore gods, which means we don't belong here…

                      Seem's we've also fucked up our visa… 😐

                    • Jebus Jebus

                      God was created by mankind to fill your heart, not your head… 🙂

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      I am not interested in totalitarian and New World Order deceptions.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      Then why did God give me such a high IQ?

                      I didn't write the Bible. I just read it and follow its teachings.

                      Why don't you live in a country where there is not a majority of Christians? Why don't you live in a country where there is no freedom of speech and no freedom of religion?

                      What is wrong in your opinion with the morality of the Now Testament portion of the Bible and who would you rather live under a different morality? You don't like "Turn the other cheek"? You don't like "Forgive your brother seventy times seven?"

                      In "Dreams from my fathers" Obama's grandfather chose to be a Muslim because he couldn't practice vengence as a Christian? Obama's book not mine.

                  • unincredulous unincredulous

                    The Japanese thought that nuclear power was safe.

                    They had faith that this was so.

                    Be happy and you will be OK.

                    Fear of radiation is worse than radiation itself.

                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_faith

                    Faith in Christ is bad in particular, or faith in general is a waste? Faith in some blogger on the internet is much better.

                    Down with faith ! Down with contracts. Down with covenants!

                    Down with honest dealings. Down with the Constitution.

                    Faith only in electronic voting machines and the wizard companies behind them.

                    I see faith in in God as an expression of non-belief in the faithfulness of mankind, which is very reasonable given our track record.

                    When America does wrong, some jump to pin the blame on Christians, as if they are the man behind the curtain.

                    Spend a minute in meditation on Sister Megan Rice, and her time in jail this morning. There are people who wear both plastic Jesus masks, and Richard Nixon masks to steal. Try to remember that there was a real Tricky Dick and a real savior.

                    Merry Christmas.

    • Wait just a minute… You cannot take away my

      Santa Claus

      Easter Bunny

      Tooth Fairy

      Variety of cartoon characters

      Super heroes

      Hollywood stars

      No way, Jose, u better not mess with these and many others…

      sarc

    • Fucking bullshit ElE no way. I would say from this, ye be troll at the least, insane at best.

      stock out

      • ? is this because of a matter of degree?

      • invisible ELEphant in the room

        "I would say from this, ye be troll at the least, insane at best."

        Let's have a debate. Present your argument for why you believe that then I'll answer. Right now, I have no idea what you're criticizing concerning my argument.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          There is no denying that Human's have suffered under a cognitive flaw since recorded history.
          Inherent cognitive dissonance.
          Scientific reality seen as something that can be escaped from or bargained with.
          TPTB have always had the power to tilt the perception of science to suit their needs.
          But this is not the time to lower the bar.
          It's not the time to listen to the purchased science.
          Or swoon to the wizards trying to blend the two..offering visions of a phantasmagorical techno world.. when the biosphere that sustains us is collapsing.
          It isn't a time in history to expect any less of the Human mind than a paradigm shift into a more intelligent being..as Humans are pressed with their own self-destruction
          Will the switch go on?
          By the looks at history..probability says no.

          Probability, would also include the few ..that ask those fellow Humans for better.
          And here we are.

          .

          • earthsmith earthsmith

            " Magical thinking" has always been hoisted upon those willing to accept it because it is just easier….not complicated. Reality is hard for many and there was always manipulative humans who saw, understood that and used it to their advantage throughout the history of conscious existence. To attribute our current situations to instilled insanity seems small thinking to me.

            • invisible ELEphant in the room

              "To attribute our current situations to instilled insanity seems small thinking to me."

              I'm not theorizing here about "our current situations." I'm only theorizing about the cause of people's inability to recognize Fukushima's seriousness.

              I'm not claiming that the insanity is "instilled" in humanity, I'm claiming that it's inherent in humanity.

              I don't think I can state my viewpoint on this issue any clearer than I did earlier:

              "My point is that the "collective insanity" doesn't need to be promoted, it happens naturally. Everywhere that humans have ever been.

              Every culture, every country…

              Study anthropology, sociology, and history and you'll see it as clear as can be.

              Those who attribute all this to "TPTB" 'causing it' are missing the bigger picture…

              There was no "TPTB" causing ALL of the ancient cultures through history to shun reality and engage in magical thinking and superstition…"

              You're claiming that it's "small thinking" to come to a conclusion that takes into account all of the available evidence. A conclusion that has no contradictions, follows Occam's Razor, and is based on true premises.

              You want to interject "manipulative humans" into the discussion. I can guarantee you that you won't be able to prove that "manipulative humans" were responsible for the prevalence of magical/superstitious thinking in every culture. You couldn't even prove that happened once because such a cause/effect relationship…

              • invisible ELEphant in the room

                You couldn't even prove that happened once because such a cause/effect relationship cannot be proven. Period.

                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Your treading on liquified insane ground and as physics dictates, cause and effect are very real events, whether in the physical world or in the corridors of our minds..and all of it maintained/groomed on a daily basis inside this Earthly Nut House! 🙂

                • earthsmith earthsmith

                  I have no need to prove anything as you apparently have a need to..most likely to yourself.
                  Anthropology,history, sociology..yeah done that
                  Maybe you should. try studying psychology through those 3 other fields you mention…there is some cause and effect for ya.
                  I am 100% positive FUKU is a current situation swamped in cause and effect.
                  Collective insanity exists because people choose to believe the insanity hoisted upon by sociopaths which have existed all along….not complicated. Cause and effect
                  I insinuate nothing just stating my view…take it personally iif you like. Enjoy the show InvisibleELE

                  • invisible ELEphant in the room

                    "I have no need to prove anything as you apparently have a need to.."

                    When you're making statements about what has definitely happened in the past, you should be ready to try to prove it if necessary. That's only fair in a conversation like this.

                    I thought once that this was a scientific site but there are many here who don't understand the most basic things about science. For instance, the difference between inductive and deductive logic.

                    I guess you don't think something like that is important.

                    • earthsmith earthsmith

                      ELE …"As knowledge becomes. increasingly clever, versatile, and artful, the people all around are disturbed and injured by it. They then struggle to grasp what they know already. They condemn the misunderstanding of others, but do not condemn their own. From this comes more confusion.

                      If the sun and moon lost their light, the mountains and rivers abandoned their vitality, and the four seasons came to an end, no insect or plant would retain its true nature. Yet this is the condition produced in men by an obsession for knowledge. Honesty and simplicity are overlooked, and restlessness is admired. Quiet, effortless action is forgotten, and loud quarreling is heard. Such is the nature of hunger for knowledge. Its noise throws the the world into chaos."

                      Chuang -tse : that was written. thousands of years ago……….enjoy the show

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  Does brain size matter?

                  Human brain size is rather small compared to what it could be and apparently its been shrinking for some time

                  Maybe neanderthal would have been better at figuring out whether or not to use nuclear power? Neanderthal on the right…
                  http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–6uI5dTcX–/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bqfjgysmgdmcacjtpzva.png

                  Man is proud of his big brain and you often find diagrams of many animals with man having the biggest brain

                  http://blog.brainfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/brains-einstein-and-whale-with-background-e1353387028701.jpg

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    The average human brain weighs in at around 3 pounds, and an elephant brain can weigh close to four times that much, but the biggest brains of all are sperm whales, and weigh an average of 17 pounds. Take a selfie with one washed up on the beach!

                    oh but its the brain to body mass ratio that counts you say?
                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain-to-body_mass_ratio

                    humans beat dogs but not ants, lions or horses

                    Man wasnt looking so smart after all, so he had to invent an equation that put him at the top, the Encephalization quotient
                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encephalization_quotient

                    but "Recent research indicates that whole brain size is a better measure of cognitive abilities than EQ for primates at least. The relationship between brain-to-body mass ratio and complexity is not alone in influencing intelligence. Other factors, such as the recent evolution of the cerebral cortex and different degrees of brain folding,which increases the surface area (and volume) of the cortex, is positively correlated to intelligence in humans"

                    orca and dolphin= bigger brains, more folding. Its perhaps telling that a killer whale with its 5x larger brain can understand a human but not vice versa

        • neither do i, i suspect something has been misunderstood.

  • DeadAhead

    Thank You global warming–The biggest winter storm to hit Denver so far this season has also broken a daily snowfall record for the city.

    As of 5 p.m. the official measurement since midnight at Denver International Airport was 7.7″.The previous daily record for Dec. 15 was 2.8″ set in 1897. http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/12/15/biggest-storm-this-season-breaks-daily-snowfall-record-in-denver/ Keep chopping

  • DeadAhead

    one more of many–Breaks 93-year-old record
    A major winter storm hammered northern Utah early Monday, clogging interstate highways with wet, heavy snow, slowing traffic to a crawl in the mountain passes and leaving nearly 10,000 homes and businesses without power.The 6.9 inches of snow reported at the Salt Lake City Airport broke the previous record for the day of 5.8 inches set in 1922 http://iceagenow.info/record-snowfall-in-salt-lake-city/

  • DeadAhead

    The shipping industry’s most-watched measure of rates for hauling commodities plunged to a fresh record amid a persisting glut of ships and speculation weakening Chinese steel output could translate into declining imports of iron ore to make the alloy.

    The Baltic Dry Index fell 4.7 percent to 484 points, the lowest in Baltic Exchange data starting in January 1985. Rates for three of the four ship types tracked by the exchange retreated. China, which makes about half the world’s steel, is on track for the biggest drop in output for more than two decades, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence. http://gcaptain.com/baltic-dry-index-plummets-to-new-all-time-low-484-points/#.VnD2a1UrLnC Take notice it's pretty much here.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/16/world/german-region-protests-fears-fukushima-style-disaster-belgium-restarts-aging-reactor/

    German region protests, fears Fukushima-style disaster after Belgium restarts aging reactor
    AFP-JIJI
    DEC 16, 2015

    BRUSSELS – Belgian power utility Electrabel restarted an aging nuclear reactor Tuesday after a near two-year shutdown, angering neighboring Germany, which fears the danger of a Fukushima-style meltdown.

    Electrabel said it put the Tihange 2 reactor back on line “in complete safety,” despite opposition from officials in adjacent North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state.

    Belgium has been hit by a series of nuclear mishaps in recent years, with three of the country’s seven reactors at one point closed, due in two of the cases to the discovery of micro-cracks in the reactor casings. …

    Garrelt Duin, North Rhine-Westphalia’s economy minister, had warned strongly against the relaunch of Tihange, calling it outright “irresponsible.

    Four of Germany’s 10 biggest cities — Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Essen—- are located within the state.

    The city of Aachen, only 60 km (40 miles) from Tihange, said it had explored legal options to stop the reopening but without success. …

  • rogerthat

    http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

    http://fmu-global.jp/?wpdmdl=1446

    December 14, 2015

    Fukushima Prefecture releases the child thyroid screening data for 2014-15. There were nearly 153,000 children screened in 2014 with the 25 municipalities with the highest measured I-131 depositions.

    In 2015, another 47,000 were screened in the 34 remaining prefecture municipalities.

    In 2014, 41.7% had no detectible nodules or cysts, and 57.5% did.

    In 2015, 38% showed no detectible nodules or cysts, and 62% did. …

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Many thanks, Rogerthat, for the info. 🙂
      Stay on top of Iodine-131 data, please.
      A thyroid cancer epidemic is upon the Japanese.
      And it ain't over until the corium stops fissioning.

  • rogerthat

    This is an important story:

    http://enformable.com/2015/12/nrc-management-of-foia-requests-puzzling-experts/

    … Dave Lochbaum submitted a FOIA request on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 10:36:17 A.M. for “All materials transmitted between Mr. Kenji Tateiwa and the NRC from March 1, 2011, to date.

    Also, all written communications (e.g., emails, memos, letters, reports) between Mr. Kenji Tateiwa and the NRC from March 1, 2011, to date. By letter dated April 23, 2015 (ML15113B323), the ACRS Chairman conveyed appreciation to TEPCO, Mr. Tateiwa’s employer, for his appearance before the ACRS on April 10, 2015.

    The ACRS chairman stated that Mr. Tateiwa had “unique insights” and had great “familiarity with the Fukushima Daiichi issues.” UCS is aware that Mr. Tateiwa has had extensive experience with the Fukushima response and cleanup and seeks more of his “unique insights.””

    No response was ever received from the NRC. …

    … On December 9th, Dave emailed the NRC and … requested that they follow up on the FOIA request. He received a reply from Karen Danoff, a Government Information Specialist at the NRC, acknowledging receipt of the FOIA request.

    Dave received an email from Karen Danoff again in the afternoon of Monday, December 14th. In that communication Dave was notified that there could be “hundreds, or possibly thousands, of email” and they asked whether we could limit our scope to narrow down the number of documents …

    • rogerthat

      that we would receive so they could save staff time and resources.

      Dave was puzzled, after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, several individuals and organizations submitted FOIA requests for essentially any and all records related to the event.

      Seeing as Mr. Tateiwa served for a long time as TEPCO’s representative in Washington, as liaison to several post-Fukushima inquiries, and was such an important part of integrating with TEPCO, Dave had assumed that most (if not all) of the Tateiwa e-mails had already been released and our request would only bring a handful of new e-mails to light.

      In no way did Dave expect that “hundreds, or possible thousands” of records to/from Mr. Tateiwa could have avoided having been released during these many prior FOIA requests and releases.

      Clearly, previous FOIA requests by other organizations and individuals encompassed emails and should’ve included Tateiwa’s records, but when Dave searched the NRC ADAMS database, he could only find ten records – six of them being FOIA responses.

      Dave requested that the NRC not limit the scope of the FOIA request and to make all documents requested available. This morning he also sent an email to Hubert Bell, Inspector General of the NRC, asking him to look into potential NRC staff wrongdoing by not releasing some, if not all, of these records in response to prior FOIA requests. …

      • rogerthat

        Mr. Lochbaum’s concerns are that either the NRC program office is lying now about the inventory of unreleased records to/from Mr. Tateiwa in their possession, or that the NRC violated federal FOIA law by failing to release some or all of these records in response to numerous prior FOIA requests.

        You can bet that we will be watching these events develop closely.

    • Japan has been blocking solar wind and other renewable energy projects, but building lots of coal plants, and trying to restart nuke plants.

      From link above…
      "Japan’s failure to display a meaningful role in advancing the talks as the world’s fifth-largest emitter of carbon dioxide hints at a general lack of interest among policymakers in Tokyo in tackling climate change in earnest.

      Questions remain over whether Japan can keep a passive stance on an issue that has come to command so much global attention and prompted strong calls for immediate action, including in Japan, where dozens of coal-fired power plants are being planned in light of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster that led to the shutdown of almost all commercial reactors over safety concerns."

      Hmmmm, that energy policy makes lots of sense, if you don't have any, right?

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/12/5-quakes-repeatedly-occurring-within-4-hours-in-the-center-of-tottori-prefecture/

    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 5 earthquakes repeatedly occurred within 4 hours in the center of Tottori prefecture.

    The occurring time and magnitude are as follows. All of these happened on 12/14/2015.

    17:17 JST, M2.2
    15:04 JST, M2.3
    15:01 JST, M4.2
    13:44 JST, M2.9
    12:51 JST, M2.4

    The maximum seismic intensity was 4.

    The repeating earthquakes were observed this October as well. (cf, Tottori quake still continues / Prefecture “possibility of earthquake swarm” [URL]) JMA has not mentioned the cause of the series of earthquakes.

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/12/sr-90-density-spiked-170-percent-at-an-observation-well-beside-reactor-2/

    … The highest density detected from this well was 7,100,000 Bq/m3, which the sampling date was this October. However the latest reading was 12,000,000 Bq/m3, which is 1.69 times higher the previous reading. This sample was collected on 11/3/2015. They keep measuring the highest density of Sr-90 for 2 continuous months.

    Sr-90 was detected from all the observation wells in this area. …

  • rogerthat

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2015/12/15/medical-care-compensation-increase-for-texas-nuclear-plant-workers-via-insurance-journal/

    Medical Care, Compensation Increase for Texas Nuclear Plant Workers via Insurance Journal
    […]

    The paper reviewed federal totals for health care and compensation awarded for workplace-related illnesses at the Pantex plant near Pampa.

    About 20 percent of the worker claims for compensation were approved at the nation’s top facility for nuclear weapon assembly, disassembly and maintenance. Now, about half are being approved for workers across the 16,000-acre site, including auditors, firefighters, laboratory workers, janitors and security guards.

    About $171 million in compensation and medical bills has been paid more than 1,300 workers and families since the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program began in 2000.

    The number of claimants was beyond estimates by those who devised the program, said Sarah Ray, a former Pantex critical safety systems training specialist, who has filed thousands of claims on behalf of Pantex workers and their families since the program started.

    “Overall, there just has not been a real grasp of the true situations faced by nuclear weapons workers,” said Ray, who believes that thousands more are unaware they’re sick because they have not developed symptoms. …

  • rogerthat

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/

    India’s nuclear industry pours its wastes into a river of death and disease via The Center for Public Integrity

    Scientists say nuclear workers, village residents, and children living near mines and factories are falling ill after persistent exposure to unsafe radiation

    […]

    Its link to widespread misfortune is not admitted by the Indian government. But the authorities’ role in the deaths of those who live near it first became clear when professor Dipak Ghosh, a respected Indian physicist and dean of the Faculty of Science at Jadavpur University in Kolkata decided to chase down a rural “myth” among the farmers along its banks. They had long complained that the Subarnarekha was poisoned, and said their communities suffered from tortuous health problems.

    When Ghosh’s team seven years ago collected samples from the river and also from adjacent wells, he was alarmed by the results. The water was adulterated with radioactive alpha particles that cannot be absorbed through the skin or clothes, but if ingested cause 1,000 times more damage than other types of radiation. In some places, the levels were 160 percent higher than safe limits set by the World Health Organization.

    “It was potentially catastrophic,” Ghosh said in a recent interview. Millions of people along the waterway were potentially exposed. …

    • rogerthat

      What the professor’s team uncovered was hard evidence of the toxic footprint cast by the country’s secret nuclear mining and fuel fabrication program.

      It is now the subject of a potentially powerful legal action, shining an unusual light on India’s nuclear ambitions and placing a cloud over its future reactor operations.

      A comprehensive new energy plan approved by the government in October declared that nuclear power is “a safe, environmentally benign and economically viable source to meet the increasing electricity needs of the country.” And Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while standing beside President Obama at a Paris conference on global warming Nov. 30, said “India is a very nature-loving country and we are setting out, as always, to protect nature in the world” while producing energy.

      […]

      The source of the poisonings

      Charting the trail of disease and ill health back to its source, Ghosh’s team learned that the alpha radiation they had recorded came from the mines, mills and fabrication plants of East Singhbhum, a district whose name means the land of the lions, where the state-owned Uranium Corporation of India Ltd is sitting on a mountain of 174,000 tons of raw uranium.

      The company, based in Jadugoda, a country town 160 miles west of Kolkata, is the sole source of India’s domestically-mined nuclear reactor fuel, a monopoly that has allowed it to be both combative and secretive. …

      • rogerthat

        After starting work in 1967 with a single mine, the corporation now controls six underground pits and one opencast operation that stretch across 1,313 hilly acres, extracting an estimated 5,000 tons of uranium ore a day, generating an annual turnover of $123 million. It supplies nine of the reactors that help India produce plutonium for its arsenal of nuclear weapons, and is thus considered vital to India’s security.

        The company crushes the ore below ground and treats it with sulfuric acid, transforming it into magnesium diuranate or “yellowcake,” which is then loaded into drums and taken to the Rakha Mines railway station. From there, it is transported to the Nuclear Fuel Complex in Hyderabad, 861 miles to the southwest. Workers ultimately process it into uranium dioxide pellets that are stacked in rods, inserted into reactors all over India.

        Wherever uranium is extracted, anywhere in the world, from Australia to New Mexico, it is a messy, environmentally disruptive process.

        However, the poor quality of ore eked out of these wooded hills means that for every kilogram of uranium extracted, 1750 kilograms of toxic slurry, known as tailings, must be discarded into three, colossal ponds.

        Studies by scientists from North America, Australia and Europe show that while these ponds contain only small quantities of uranium, equally hazardous isotopes connected to uranium’s decay are also present, including thorium, radium, polonium and lead, …

        • rogerthat

          some of which have a half-life of thousands of years. Arsenic is a byproduct, as is radon, a carcinogen.

          […]

          Their study was ignored by India’s nuclear chiefs but caught the attention of Hiroaki Koide, a nuclear engineer who teaches at the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University.

          In late 2000, Koide flew to Jharkhand, discreetly carrying activated charcoal and thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) to study background gamma radiation.

          He stealthily took soil and water samples, with the help of local residents, and carried them back to Japan, where they could be tested for radon, uranium and other nuclides.

          Four years later, Koide, who had access to more modern equipment than the Indian researchers and to a research reactor at Kyoto University, revealed that radiation levels in villages close to the mines and radiation levels in residential areas near the tailing ponds exceeded international safe limits by tenfold.

          Levels in the areas next to the ponds were 12 times higher.

          “These figures were exceptionally worrying,” Koide said. “No one should have been living anywhere near, but UCIL was repeatedly told to move people [and] has not done so.”

          Orders from the state government for villagers to be relocated, first issued in 1996, had never been implemented. …

          More worrying, Koide confirmed that uranium rock and finely ground mine tailings had been used as ballast for road leveling and house building, and to construct a local school and clinic…

          • rogerthat

            UCIL declined to make an attributed comment about these claims, but a senior UCIL official who talked to the Center on condition of anonymity confirmed these construction projects using irradiated materials had gone ahead as “part of a community outreach project.”

            He added: “Scientists at [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre] told us the material was of no risk, so we listened to the scientists.” BARC declined to comment.

            Read more at India’s nuclear industry pours its wastes into a river of death and disease

  • rogerthat

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/article49655745.html

    DECEMBER 15, 2015
    Former nuclear worker: contaminated, sickened, betrayed

    BY LINDSAY WISE, ROCKY BARKER AND SAMANTHA EHLINGER
    McClatchy Washington Bureau

    IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO
    In his job as a nuclear facility operator in 2011, Ralph Stanton handled weapons-grade plutonium in street clothes, sneakers and a lab coat.

    Thirty-five years ago, nuclear workers who did the same job wore respirators to protect them from contaminating themselves with alpha radiation-emitting americium and plutonium, which can be deadly when inhaled.

    The federal government says strict safety standards and rigorous monitoring make nuclear workers’ jobs much safer now than they were during the Cold War.

    But don’t tell that to Stanton, who was unwrapping plastic and duct tape covering a plutonium research reactor fuel plate under a fume hood on Nov. 8, 2011, when black powder suddenly trickled out.

    Stanton knew immediately: Radioactive plutonium oxide was airborne.

    “When you see powder,” Stanton recalled later, “you’re toast.”

    Stanton and 15 other workers were exposed that day at the Idaho National Laboratory, an 890-square-mile Department of Energy research and storage site 27 miles west of Idaho Falls.

    They are among more than 186,000 nuclear …

    • rogerthat

      workers across the country who have been exposed to recordable levels of radiation on the job since 2001, according to an analysis of Department of Energy data by McClatchy.

      Eight of those workers received doses that exceeded the Department of Energy’s administrative threshold for triggering mandatory investigations. Four received doses that exceeded the DOE’s regulatory limit.

      Battelle Energy Alliance, the Department of Energy’s main contractor for the lab, pegged the radiation dose Stanton had received at 2 percent of the limit for nuclear workers.

      But after poring over medical documents, the DOE investigation and other records, Stanton believes he has proof that the finding drastically underestimates his level of exposure.

      He worries that it’s just a matter of time until the plutonium and americium he ingested give him cancer.

      Stanton fears that when that day comes, he won’t be able to prove his eligibility for compensation from a federal fund set up in 2001 for the nation’s nuclear workers for illnesses likely caused by exposure to radiation and other toxins on the job.

      It’s a fear shared by many workers involved in today’s nuclear research, weapons production and cleanup efforts across the country: that inadequate sampling and secrecy surrounding accidents could leave them without the proof they will one day need.

      “What happens in 15 years when I get bone cancer, or something else?” said Stanton, 50. …

      • rogerthat

        “I don’t get any help. I don’t get workmen’s comp. I don’t get nothing.”

        Leaks and vapors

        During the early days of the Manhattan Project and later during the frantic arms race of the Cold War, officials often chalked up contamination of nuclear workers as necessary sacrifices for national security.

        Since then, safety standards have tightened dramatically. And yet accidents persist.

        Among the accidents that exposed workers to radiation and toxic chemicals in recent years:

        ▪ On June 14, 2010, a worker at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina was sorting radioactive waste when a wire pierced his right hand. Based on the estimated dose, the site’s contractor, Savannah River Nuclear Services, predicted no effect on the length or quality of the employee’s life.

        A followup investigation by the Department of Energy identified four violations of radiation protection and nuclear safety regulations.

        ▪ From March 2014 through September 2015, at least 71 workers at the Hanford Site in Washington state received medical exams after being in areas where vapors from chemical waste were suspected. Many smelled odors or experienced symptoms such as headaches, nausea, coughing, nosebleeds and dizziness.

        In September, the state of Washington filed a lawsuit over the vapors, seeking better protection for workers from the federal government. …

        • rogerthat

          ‘Eyes on, hands off’

          Investigations into today’s accidents often find that contractors have rushed work or cut corners – not to end a world war or to outmaneuver the Russians, but to save money or earn bonuses.

          Complacency also contributes to what the Government Accountability Office has described as “persistent safety problems, stemming largely from long-standing management weaknesses.”

          A 2013 GAO report slammed the contractors who run the Department of Energy’s nuclear facilities for “lax attitudes toward safety procedures.”

          The Department of Energy relies more heavily on contractors than any other civilian federal agency. Ninety percent of the DOE’s budget is spent on contracts and large capital asset projects, according to the GAO. But the Energy Department has a track record of inadequate management of its contracts, which have been listed by the GAO as an area at high risk for fraud, waste and mismanagement since 1990.

          The DOE says its overall safety record is very good. “However, given the complexity and the nature of the work being performed across the department, events will occur,” Bartlett Jackson, the department’s spokesman, said in a statement. He said the agency works continually to improve the safety performance of all its contractors and workers.

          Lack of trust

          Government officials and the contractors that run the nuclear facilities often tell workers involved in recent accidents that their exposures won’t harm them. …

          • rogerthat

            But many, like Stanton, worry that their doses aren’t being measured accurately and that the health risks they face are downplayed by the contractors, who could face fines or be forced to halt work for costly safety reviews.

            From a review of contractor misconduct cases, it’s clear that falsification of radiation records does sometimes happen.

            Earlier this year, for example, the Department of Energy imposed a $243,750 fine on the contractor in charge of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio, for the “willful falsification” of radiation protection records in April 2013.

            When Stanton pressed for copies of records from his own accident, he says Battelle stonewalled him.

            Weeks went by. He was still waiting in January 2012 when the Energy Department’s report on the accident came out. Based on preliminary information, the report predicted that workers’ intake of radiation could be as high as five times the annual limit.

            Perhaps most infuriating of all, Stanton discovered that the lab’s senior management had been warned in a memo in 2009, and again five months before the accident, that damaged plutonium fuel plates stored at the reactor test facility where he worked could cause the kind of exposure that ended up happening to him and his colleagues.

            In the memo, the chairman of an independent safety review committee said he’d been involved in a similar accident decades before, but he and his colleagues had been wearing respirators. …

            • rogerthat

              He recommended safety procedures that management failed to implement.

              Finally, 10 months after the accident, lab officials called Stanton in and told him his total dose for 2011 was just a fraction of the radiation the federal government allows nuclear workers to absorb in a year.

              But Stanton says his electronic dosimeter had registered a higher annual total when he’d logged into a computer to start work the day of the accident. He didn’t understand how the total could have gone down after being exposed – unless someone had falsified the records.

              The more Stanton demanded answers, the more trouble he got into at work. He began to be written up for all kinds of things, including workplace violence, which he said was based on a comment someone next to him said, body language and putting his feet on his desk.

              He was fired two days before Christmas in 2013.

              Stanton filed a lawsuit against Battelle for whistleblower retaliation. Two other workers also sued, seeking to determine their true doses from the accident.

              Even four years after his accident, Stanton still talks in a voice taut with anger that such disregard for safety could exist, long after the Cold War ended. And after so many of his fellow nuclear workers have become sick and died.

              “I just remember the betrayal of this,” he said, “that these people – these managers – could actually know about a deadly hazard and not tell us.” …

              • rogerthat

                http://www.dddnews.com/story/2259324.html

                Radiation levels likely higher than thought at bomb plant

                Tuesday, December 15, 2015

                KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal investigation shows that some employees at a bomb-making plant in south Kansas City might have been exposed to more radiation than previously known.

                The now-shuttered the Bannister Federal Complex was built during World War II to make engines for Navy fighter planes, but it transitioned to producing parts for nuclear weapons in 1949.

                The Department of Labor lists 2,498 toxic substances used at the plant over the years.

                The latest investigation by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and an advisory board appointed by the president has turned up proof that operations at the site in the 1950s, '60s and '70s involved more radioactive materials than previously disclosed, The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1P0uTNC ) reported.

                Multiple federal agencies and the plant's contractors repeatedly claimed there were no significant health risks for workers at the complex.

                But the government now acknowledges that work with natural uranium — which emits about twice as much radioactivity per gram as depleted uranium — …

  • rogerthat

    took place at the plant in the early 1950s. Workers also were exposed to magnesium alloys containing the radioactive element thorium in the 1960s and '70s, in addition to other radioactive materials.

    Workers who might have unknowingly been exposed include janitors, clerical workers and waste handlers whose radiation levels were not closely monitored.

    More than 1,440 workers who became sick applied for compensation and medical coverage from the federal government, and nearly 300 of them received more than $55 million in compensation for illnesses linked to their work, according to an analysis of government data obtained by McClatchy Newspapers. In more than half of the cases, the money went to the workers' surviving family.

    But most who applied got nothing, including the families of at least 554 workers who died.

    The 23 percent approval rate for former workers' cases is less than half the national average.

    Because of the new data, government officials will change the dose reconstruction formula used to evaluate claims. Some workers' dose calculations might increase, though it's unclear whether that will affect the decisions for any claims.

    The Bannister complex is slated for demolition and redevelopment in the coming years.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article49800305.html

    DECEMBER 14, 2015
    Government gives Idaho’s downwinders nothing

    Crapo has been seeking help for a decade

    Fallout ranked among worst in nation in four Idaho counties

    Little hope for compensation for those exposed to nuclear tests

    BY ROCKY BARKER
    rbarker@idahostatesman.com

    One group of Idahoans who have clear evidence they received high doses of radiation are residents of Gem, Blaine, Custer and Lemhi counties in the 1950s and ’60s.

    In 1997, the National Cancer Institute released a study estimating fallout from iodine-131 in the Lower 48 states. The report said those Idaho counties all ranked in the top five in the Lower 48 states for per-capita thyroid dosage from bomb-related radiation.

    A compensation fund for victims has paid out $923 million to more than 23,000 claimants since it was established 25 years ago for downwinders in Nevada, Utah and Arizona. But Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch, author of the law, has resisted expanding the pool of claimants.

    Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo has worked to expand the law’s “compassionate” payments to downwinders beyond 21 counties in Nevada, Utah and Arizona since 2005. Crapo got involved after Idahoans who believed they were sickened by radiation convinced the National Academy of Sciences to hold a hearing in Boise. …

    • rogerthat

      He and a bipartisan coalition of five U.S. senators from Idaho, New Mexico and Colorado have asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on a bill. The Radiation Exposure and Compensation Act of 2015, introduced by Crapo and fellow Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, along with Democrats Tom Udall of New Mexico, Michael Bennet of Colorado and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, would extend benefits under the law to victims who can demonstrate health issues related to the weapons testing.

      Few expect the hearing.

      “Its exasperating,” said Tona Henderson, a downwinder from Emmett. “We pretty much came to a stalemate.”

      Ever since the issue first gained attention in 2004, Henderson has been keeping track of her neighbors, friends and family who have gotten cancer or died.

      “I’m over 1,000 people now,” she said. “We’re a community (in Gem County) of 16,000 people.”

      This coverage is part of McClatchy’s “Irradiated” project, about the human cost of America’s nuclear weapons program. Click here to read the full project.

      Rocky Barker: 208-377-6484, @RockyBarker

      Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article49800305.html#storylink=cpy

      • Maybe these senators are confused..?

        Coming to a stalemate, that is playing chess or checkers.

        Playing a game.

        Peoples lives are not about playing or games.

        If the nuclear industry is playing games while people are suffering and dying, that says something about them, right?

  • rogerthat

    elegant piece:

    http://allthingsnuclear.org/dlochbaum/platos-perspective-on-nuclear-power-plant-problems

    Plato’s Perspective on Nuclear Power Plant Problems
    Dave Lochbaum, director, Nuclear Safety Project | December 15, 2015

    Disaster by Design: Safety by Intent #10

    UCS’s Disaster by Design/ Safety by Intent series of blog posts is intended to help readers understand how a seemingly unrelated assortment of minor problems can coalesce to cause disaster and how effective defense-in-depth can lessen both the number of pre-existing problems and the chances they team up.

    • yes – they are preparing for a 'best case,' not 'worst case' scenario…

      cf

      "Must-Read: "The Other WIPP" — Gov't Geological Consultant On Serious Problems, Obvious Long Before Shipments Began

      Roger Yates Anderson was hired as a geological consultant by the government before waste was ever emplaced at the WIPP in New Mexico. A thorough and thoughtful scholar, he who saw some real obvious problems back in 1999. Since the unpopularity of his critical input quickly led to his being replaced, "The Other Wipp" documents these for posterity — and, luckily for us, his writing shines with the unmistakable spiritual sensitivity of one of them artist-types, and is therefore quite a pleasure to read, as well.

      This is a real gem. Enjoy."

      http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/2014/04/must-read-other-wipp-govt-geological.html

  • rogerthat

    http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20151214/AIK0101/151219701

    Haley seeks $1M a day for missed milestone at Savannah River Site MOX facility

    Derrek Asberry Email @DerrekAsberry
    Dec 14 2015

  • rogerthat

    http://knoxblogs.com/atomiccity/2015/12/15/a-not-so-hot-deer-season-only-one-kept-for-rad-reasons/

    … Lab spokesman Bill Cabage said none of the animals killed during this past weekend’s hunt had excessive radioactive contamination. Only one deer for the entire 2015 season had to be retained because of radiological concerns, according to the statistics released this week. …

    ???

    what does ''excessive contamination" mean, one wonders?

    • Senior Writer Frank Munger covers the Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge facilities and many related topics — nuclear weapons, nuclear waste and other things nuclear, environmental cleanup and science of all sorts. Atomic City Underground is, first and foremost, a news blog, but there's room for analysis, opinion and random thoughts that have no place else to go. You may contact Frank at mungerf@knoxnews.com.

    • flannelman flannelman

      Only one deer was retained. What might this mean exactly. Only this deer ate or drank where a deer shouldn't?

      And are hunts here just to keep the herd under control population wise, or might these deer be taken as any deer for consumption?

      Cause hunting there for something to eat …..

  • rogerthat

    http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/nuclear-reaction/Japan-Nuclear-Regulation-Authority-Nuclear-and-Industrial-Safety-Agency/blog/55106/

    Japan’s nuclear watchdog isn’t policing its own safety standards
    Blogpost by Justin McKeating – 14 December, 2015

    A watchdog that isn’t watching is no watchdog at all.

    • It is too watching..

      It is watching out for the nuclear industry, and making sure no one of any importance is watching what is going on at FUKU.

      That is a very difficult job, watching to make sure no one is watching.

      Watching, so no one watches, per the watchers..

      Waffling, watching, and wavering…

      Someone has to do it…

      sarc

  • rogerthat

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/212023-2/212023/

    School Of The Americas: Training Torturers & Secret Police For US-Backed Dictators Since 1946

    Over 64,000 soldiers have been trained to oppress, smash dissent, and maintain American imperial order since the “school” first opened.

    By Kit O'Connell @KitOConnell | December 14, 2015

  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

    Yet another gem of info MM, you, are on a roll!

    So the U of Kalifornia is grifting who's money? or is it whom's.

    Perhaps it is a covert endowment? Obviously it is not a regular endowment, such as that associated with human physiology.

    I thank my lucky stars, I do not wish to attend yet another 4 year lost in space episode.

    It is painfully obvious, free is not free. How could it be?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Gov’t data shows U.S. being bombarded with Fukushima radiation 1,000 times higher than normal
    Dec 16 2015

    http://www.journal.com.ph/editorial/mysteries/gov-t-data-shows-u-s-being-bombarded-with-fukushima-radiation-1-000-times-higher-than-normal

    Just a thousand times??

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Then you heard my mumblings ..about the failing of the flesh.

  • kat1345

    this I can say, when I was driving from the east to the west the new's is totaly different. In the midwest we do not hear about these thing's unless folks out west cause an up roar. People also are so brainwashed from eating those GMO's they don't even care.I so happy that the 08 crash took us down or we would still be out there getting zapped, remember radiation love's the sand. So if you want people to know keep spredding the new's every day, because it is thier short term memory. God Bless, for he is the only one who can fix this. Peace

  • Jebus Jebus

    Obviously…

    Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12055206/Nine-in-10-cancers-caused-by-lifestyle.html

    Cancer mostly environmental: Study
    Research disputes earlier finding that cancer is mostly 'bad luck'

    ancer is mostly caused by factors like environmental influences, according to a study published Wednesday. Such "extrinsic" factors amount to 70 percent to 90 percent of all cancers, said researchers at Stony Brook University in New York.

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/dec/16/cancer-not-bad-luck-hannun/

    • Jebus Jebus

      But then you think, wait, my five year old child with leukemia, has not smoked, drank, or been in the sun very long… 😐

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        The new study concluded that the rate of intrinsic mutation was too low to account for the observed rate of cancer. Therefor up to 90% of the cause of cancer is from pollution and other extrinsic factors. This means your internal radiation is not to blame, even though its higher than radiation from fallout and nuclear operations. Mainstream science assumes then that man made nuclear is not to blame, yet the tragic rise of cancer was simultaneous to mans nuclear efforts confirmed by the damage from low levels as shown by research from Chernobyl. Thus the common comparison of background to fallout is a mistake or an obfuscation

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      When a person smokes they are putting the radiation into their lungs. There is no tobacco without radiation.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        Even Buesseler and Cullen made this point in the question and answer portion of the most recent video posted here.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        The CDC also points to the radiation in cigarettes:

        Cigarette Smoking and Radiation

        "…Most people know that cigarette smoke and tobacco contain many toxic substances including tar, arsenic, nicotine and cyanide.
        The common dangers of cigarettes have been known for decades.

        "However, few people know that tobacco also contains radioactive materials: polonium-210 and lead-210. Together, the toxic and radioactive substances in cigarettes harm smokers. They also harm people exposed to secondhand smoke….”
        http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/smoking.htm

        This is also true when people smoke marijuana.

        • Sickputer

          Anne typed these pixels of light: "This is also true when people smoke marijuana." [Contains radioactive substances]

          SP: Huh? I know the big commercial American tobacco farmers have been using radioactive fertilizers and growing in irradiated soil since the 1950s.

          But organic cannabis grown in legal markets? I sure hope not. I can understand the smuggled weed may be impure, but those designer buds in Denver?

          • Sickputer

            When 80 years of government propaganda and influence peddling is reversed, then the truth of George Washington's private farm crops will be spread by the New Federalists!

            http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/04/06/3643323/medical-marijuana-kills-tumors/

            "…medical marijuana study, which was published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, follows other research conducted by a team of scientists from the United Kingdom who found that a combination of six purified cannabinoids can kill cancerous cells found in leukemia patients. Previous research has confirmed that THC reduces the size of cancerous tumors and stops the spread of HIV. Scientists have also found that strains of CBD can potentially treat children and adults suffering from seizure disorders."

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

            Anything heated up, like charcoal broiled steaks are carcinogenic. Starch heated up like potato chips are carcinogenic.

            There is radioactive dust everywhere from fallout. There is continuous fallout from all nuclear sites whether nuclear waste or nuclear energy or nuclear weapons production.

            There is radioactive sludge from all the medical nuclear technology use. All the animals creating organic fertilizers eat GMOs and plants grown with radioactive fallout. Lets not forget bio-accumulation.

            There is no food and drug administration or organic farmers organization to guarantee that marijuana isn't GMO or is organically grown, etc.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

              Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk
              “…Food and cigarette smoke are the major sources of acrylamide exposure (10). Exposure to acrylamide from other sources is likely to be significantly less than that from food or smoking…”
              http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/diet/acrylamide-fact-sheet

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

              I live in Colorado so smoking marijuana is legal, but that doesn't make it wise.

              Marijuana is extremely yin like alcohol and creates a craving for yang foods to counterbalance it. The most yang foods are animal products which are 20 times more radioactive than plant foods because of bioaccumulation. It is much easier to stay on a vegan diet if everything is not too yin or too yang, but just in the middle. Millet has a lot of tryptophan which makes a person happy and doesn't raise blood sugar levels.

              I'm sure the government loves people all zonked out.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                Dr. Blaylock advises that if you choose an alternative method for fighting cancer, it shouldn't include marijuana.

                I'm certainly not trying to tell anyone what to do. People have free will and cling to what seems to work for them.

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                  Neuropharmacology as a Long-Range Strategic War Policy
                  by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
                  “…One of the drugs considered benign by modern-day standards is marijuana. In truth, it is far less benign than is being told to the public. The active component, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, has been shown to cause persistent seizure discharges in the amygdala, even years after cessation of exposure. The amygdala is a vital nucleus in the limbic network, the brain's system of emotional elaboration. Frequent marijuana users are often without motivation and quite apathetic. Many heavy users are unemployable, except for the most menial task. The ultimate effect on mental function varies with the intellectual capacity of the individual prior to exposure.
                  “Of great concern is the finding that THC is a powerful mutagen, that is, it damages chromosomes. A highly invasive, incurable form of cancer has been associated with frequent marijuana use. This cancer does not respond to any form of conventional treatment. One must also worry about genetic defects being passed on to their offspring as well.(26)
                  “With a nation filled with citizens that are unable to think logically and clearly, one must recall what Thomas Jefferson told us 200 years ago: ‘If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.’…”
                  “26. Zhu LX, Sharma S, Stolina M, et. al. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits antitumor immunity by a CB2 receptor-mediated, cytokine-dependent pathway. J…

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                    “26. Zhu LX, Sharma S, Stolina M, et. al. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits antitumor immunity by a CB2 receptor-mediated, cytokine-dependent pathway. J Immunol 2000;165:373-380, and Sridhar KS, Raub WA, Weatherby NL, et. al. Possible role of marijuana smoking as a carcinogen in development of lung cancer at a young age. J Psychoactive Drugs 1994;26:285-288.”
                    http://www.whale.to/a/blaylock4.html

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                make no mistake, marijuana could be key to boosting your comprehension, and heres why;

                http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/07/13/scientists-discover-another-way-marijuana-helps-the-brain-grow/

                The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
                http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8930251

    • The UK is totally fucked in their thinking. a failed empire, failing again..

      • Sickputer

        Sorry, stock's posting was not related to my later posting about weed studies in the UK. I jumped into the thread later and then my post makes it look like he was responding to my post. Sorry stock! My bad!

    • And why the fuck did only 6% of us get cancer in 1890?

      • Sickputer

        Answer…because Future Shock was just beginning in the 1890s. Our world is a cesspool of unholy chemicals born and dispersed by careless humans. Monsanto, Dow, and GE… Step forward and have your asses kicked for your murderous pollution! You and other polluters killed the ecosphere. May you rich barons rot in hell as your own children die from your Midas Touch!

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Cancer 1900… a believe it or not! What percent is this?
        http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/jcanres/6/3/251.abstract

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            So ancient Egyptian mummies prove that background radiation was not the big killer after all.

            Lumping all radionuclides together and extrapolating danger based on dosimetry from Japanese bomb survivors is the biggest impediment to understanding the damage done from nuclear. How so? Ask any scientist like Buesseler, Cullen or University professor. They will all tell you that fallout poses much less of a risk than background radiation. They throw out any study that doesnt conform to this risk model

            "We can make very clear statements on the cancer rates in societies because we have a full overview. We have looked at millennia, not one hundred years, and have masses of data.”

            Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2010-10-scientists-cancer-purely-man-made.html#jCp

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Looks like 0.063 percent died of cancer in 1900. If you had 1500 friends, one would have died of cancer within a year. The current cancer mortality is given as 171.2 per 100,000 per year (http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/what-is-cancer/statistics) Approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes

          Is science clear on the causes?
          "If the linear model is correct, then natural background radiation is the most hazardous source of radiation to general public health, followed by medical imaging as a close second."
          However, its estimated that 10% of cancer is radiation induced, not including cigarette smoking which accounts for 25 to 30% and is now considered largely due to radiation from fertilizer.

          what can we make of it? Statistics! It gets complicated. Wiki says cancer is the cause of 12.5% of deaths https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_causes_of_death_by_rate#United_States

          but one can see its around 30% for a certain age group.

          But lets take them at their word; say 10% of cancer deaths are from radiation, thats 1.2% of deaths. Then over half of those is caused by background radiation, so 0.6%. Wouldnt that be 600 people out of 100,000 die from natural background radiation? Does that jive with their ICRP model?

          I think everyone will be dead before they figure out how mass poisoning of the biosphere killed everything

    • PaoloPaolo PaoloPaolo

      There is an experimentally proven method of radiation infused skin cancer treatment, that has 65% positive results: <a href="http://paseka.us/cancer-types/stomach-cancer/"&gt; http://paseka.us/cancer-types/stomach-cancer/ </a>. I was quite shocked when I read that honey bees buzzing (!) actually has a positive effect on person's biofield and can help our immune system to cope with the tumors and reverse radiation effects.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Again, obviously…

    Jet traffic linked to ice haze

    Planes may be making a high-altitude icy haze that is brightening US skies, according to a group of scientists.

    They have been looking for a reason why the total amount of solar radiation reaching the surface has been increasing over time.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35109198

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Luke 2:1
      And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        later it came to pass that the pagan apes with their three pound brains invented nuclear and proliferated it using taken by force tax money. They begat huge numbers of children who were all fooled and their little brains failed to notice the animals had all died out before it was too late. Thus the earth was lost. Some imagined they would be saved by a benevolent force and remained hopeful to their dying day whilst proclaiming everyone to be sinners. Others were more despondent, seeing how things actually unfolded

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    So they could steal the money collected by/through the force of law in broad daylight and then give to all their friends and buddies..

    If the corralled and enslaved and manipulated human livestock only knew the size and the true scope of this ongoing scam.. and I here GOM wants a conversation..here is one for her to embrace! 🙂
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFlq4_NCwGM

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    oops.. and I "hear" GOM wants a conversation

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Here is some very high priced sex and how is someone owed money someone else made?
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3364011/Oligarch-fifth-marriage-sued-wife-says-defrauded-multi-million-pound-divorce-payout.html

    But then Christmas is such a wonderful time and these people should move to San Fran or NY! 🙂
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3364320/Inside-tent-cities-springing-America-hundreds-country-s-homeless-enjoy-community-Christmas.html

    Must be another conversation.. 🙂

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    32,000,000 of Japan's current population of 128,000,00 will die directly from cancer in their lifetimes.

    The spin machine is now in high gear..do not eat the fish! It is now Radioactive due to Fukushima.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3364314/How-eating-fish-stop-middle-age-spread-Foods-rich-omega-3-help-burn-calories.html

    This is bullshit!

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      You are correct, Obewanspeaks.
      32,000,000 may prove to be a low number, given widespread incineration of nuclear waste, and "Support By Eating", throughout Japan.
      In central Japan, where Iodine-131 is present in high concentrations, even in sewage sludge in 2015, it is obvious that people drink, eat, and breath radiation all day, every day.

      As you know, radiation at such a level spells "c a n c e r" for every single resident so exposed.
      This is why I put the lifetime cancer rate in central Japan at 100% from now on.
      It's gonna be aweful out there.
      The sick caring for the dying.

      What's Japan doing about it?
      Restarting another nuclear plant in Sendai, and criminalizing opposition speech.
      And not even admitting, that they know…

      …where the corium actually is. 😉

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Greed was their down fall..the rest of the world will eventually do/be the same. 🙁

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Oil Glut
    Ships dot the Gulf of Mexico, waiting to unload their crude oil at US refineries.
    Oil falls to $35 a barrel.
    Ships on way to Europe, turn in mid-ocean, and return to America.
    What??
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-16/something-strange-taking-place-middle-atlantic-ocean

    Now that is ENEnews! 🙂

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Toxic ocean algae blooms impacting fish populations
    Dec 18 2015

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/58842328-story
    This is supposed to be news ..somehow.

    1+1=2.

    What is affecting one species may be and IS affecting all.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      everything seems to be caused by warmer ocean temperatures…or sometimes colder temperatures. But theres warmer water in the tropics…shouldnt everything be dead from toxic algae in the tropics a long time ago? To be inclusive, they should say warmer, cooler and equal temperature water is causing toxic algae blooms. The toxic algae bloom was known a long time ago but only became a problem after Chernobyl,…just coincidentally. Ever since then, warmer, cooler and equal temperature water has been playing havoc with ocean life

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Journalist: “Nobody even talks about Fukushima anymore…"

    Well, I tried the Farcebook thing for about a month. Posted Kevin Blanch, Dana, Typhoon Etau, a pretty thorough enlightenment if I do say so myself…Reactor 3 explosions, St. Louis landfill, WIPP, Hanford, Chernobyl, Dying ocean, Bout 200 posts…a small circle of friends. Bumped into one pro-nuker, an open mind, and a lot of silence.

    I was having a chat with a friend on unrelated matters when Farcebook logged me out, would not accept my password, "Temporarily locked out" Asked no security questions, asked to see who I was on Gaggle Plus. OK did that, was able to change my password. Still locked out. They want me to upload my picture of government issued ID. They thought it was maybe a fake account. Screw it. They can keep the thing locked Maybe my friends will wake up just seeing all those nuke infos disappeared.

    If Facebook thought I was a fake account why didn't they ask my friends? They said they would send me a code to enter in my Gmail account. The email they sent contained no such code.

    Papers,please. Heil Hitler. Have a good Farcebook

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Maybe they did not like my uploaded picture. It looked like black square unless you looked really hard at it, at the right angle. Hell, when I changed my pic to France's flag colors, people could see my face pretty good, albeit split between red and white down the middle of my face. No, they want a pic that their face recognition software can use. Silly effers. Winston Smith takes a beating. Well, I friended a local newspaper columnist, and an artist with a large gallery and 5000 friends. Maybe they saw the stuff. Maybe that was the straw up the camels but…

    • Usually that does not happen unless someone complains about you and reports you to Facebook owners. Who do you think complained?

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Well, from what I've been seeing from the pro-nuke people, I would just take a guess and say the pro-nuke guy. He posted a link to one nuke industry pr film on you tube, and then posted a comment to the effect that I did not even lick on his link. The link said 30 million people are alive because of reduction in CO2 emissions. I responded that I did watch it, and linked to an article about the Ogallala aquifer being in danger of nuclear contamination, and combined with the drought in the western US, a lot of people might die. That, and a link to Enenews about reactor three PCV contaminating the environment, and a comment that containment was not working. That was my last interaction with anyone there on substantive issues. The next morning I was in the middle of a chat when I was forcefully logged out. Just a coincidence…maybe. Sticks in my mind how that PR film was supposed to be so convincing, and that I would be afraid to click the link, because, I suppose, it would be so damning of my fear of nuclear. I said the carbon fee claim of the nuclear industry was a lie.

        Oh well, it's CHRISTMAS so, Better I should not ruin the Yuletide political Obama fest / hate / pro/anti gun/ pro-/anti Syrian refugee holiday spirit /celebrations anyway.

  • homeenergyexpert homeenergyexpert

    OBAMA SIGNS PAC WITH JAPAN'S PRIME MINISTER ABE TO "Feed all US troops in Japan & Korea Honshu Radioactive food!" Clinton signed it in person for Obama! ***TROOPS ARE DYING BECAUSE OF IT! ****
    SURVIVING RADIOACTIVE FOOD INGESTION~ It's a painful way to die, vomiting, diarrhea, severe nausea, stomach severe pains, massive weight loss-40-lbs., liver failure, and death. Just finding something you can keep down is a huge task. I just described my good friends son, the late 21-year old USAF mechanic, formerly stationed at Kunsan AFB Korea. Their diet was Japanese Honshu Kobe beef, Japanese vegetables, and Japanese rice. I had given his mom some of my radiation induced permanent gastritis intake diet, Nutrabio.com's 100% Organic, from Wisconsin grass fed cows, 100% Isolate whey protein. No fillers, additives, preservatives, extenders, no lactose too, she was taking it for her problem, and she share it with her son. It was the only thing he could keep down, so she gave him everything she had before he shipped out to Texas. He was here only a few days after the USAF gave up on treating him in Korea. The Korean experts let it slip in Korean that he was going to die. He spoke Korean, and informed his mom and family of his grave medical state. He went to a military hospital in Texas, and when it became over crowded he was shipped to Edwards AFB. He looked like a Nazi Death Camp victim, all bones on skin. So yellow looking, frail, and ready for the grave.

  • skizexq skizexq

    speaking of "no one talks about…" why has there been near zero coverage of this mega accident in Cali?:
    https://www.rt.com/usa/326942-massive-methane-leak-relocation-california/

  • skizexq skizexq

    I mean if this exploded underground could it not trigger a quake?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Methane Leak
    Dec 11 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO8HraNes9w&feature=youtu.be

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