Sailor’s horrific Pacific journey goes viral, smashes record — Picked up by The Guardian, USA Today, many more… All fail to mention ongoing crisis at Fukushima, by far world’s largest release of radioactivity into ocean

Published: October 23rd, 2013 at 2:38 am ET
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The Newcastle Herald reported yesterday: “Ocean’s horror tale gets global audience […] The story smashed Fairfax Regional Media records, registering 620,000 unique readers on the Herald site by Tuesday afternoon. It appeared on the front page of Reddit on Monday, was trending in Melbourne early Monday afternoon, and was re-tweeted by, among others, Jack Dorsey, the founder and chief executive of Twitter […]”

Here’s a small selection of the news outlets that published reports based on the Herald’s October 18th article ‘The ocean is broken‘:

None mention the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi, which is “by far the largest discharge of radioactivity into the ocean ever seen.” The Salon article even incorrectly attributes events that occurred after they left Japan for Hawaii to their trip from Australia to Japan:

[…] “all he’d had to do to catch a fish from the ocean between Brisbane and Japan was throw out a baited line.” On his most recent trip, said Macfadyen, there were no fish to be found: “We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening. I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.” More horrifying, even, was what he did see, en route from Japan to California: [tsunami debris] […]

Yet, the original Newcastle Herald article specifically mentions radioactive pollution from Fukushima and includes events that deserve closer scrutiny:

  • Macfadyen signed up to this scheme while he was in the US, responding to an approach by US academics who asked yachties to fill in daily survey forms and collect samples for radiation testing – a significant concern in the wake of the tsunami and consequent nuclear power station failure in Japan.
  • The boat’s vivid yellow paint job, never faded by sun or sea in years gone past, reacted with something in the water off Japan, losing its sheen in a strange and unprecedented way. [Not likely to be tsunami-related, which would have been transported far from Japan’s coast by now]
  • “After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead.”
  • “We hardly saw any living things.”
  • “We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head.”
  • “I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

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Published: October 23rd, 2013 at 2:38 am ET
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82 comments to Sailor’s horrific Pacific journey goes viral, smashes record — Picked up by The Guardian, USA Today, many more… All fail to mention ongoing crisis at Fukushima, by far world’s largest release of radioactivity into ocean

  • This is obviously a global crisis. Where is the global response? Where is the United Nations? Where is Greenpeace? Where is the World Wildlife Fund? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:International_organizations_of_Asia

    • yummy radionuclide

      Where is Greenpeace. That's a good question. I have 3 responses: 1- Greenpeace is a fraudulent organization, 2- they are in denial of reality because reality is too bad, and 3- they think (or I should say know) life on Earth is doomed and think it is unnecessary for people to know.

      • PurpleRain PurpleRain

        Greenpeace is fighting oil companies…many are in jail in Russia right now cuz of Russian Oil Rig/ship.

      • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

        Greenpeace was aware of the situation from Day One of the incident, and they were very active in the beginning in trying to get accurate radiation level readings and bring them to the public. If I remember correctly their actions were hindered and thwarted by the Japanese Government.

        They are fully aware of this potential ELE but there is nothing they can do about it. I've spoken to several Greenpeace members on the street and they know full well. But there is not much else they can do if Japan won't let people in.

        • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

          But why isn't Greenpeace sounding the alarm in the US?

          • Because contrary to popular belief, the United States is NOT the centre of the Universe. Besides the US media is incredibly hostile to any coverage of non-domestic crisis especially if it involves a potential threat to the military industrial complex which America pioneered. The United States is the world's largest producer of Nuclear Power, to allow the public view of it to destabilise would have a significant impact on the nation's might.

            It was only 40 years ago the Federal Government were putting TV Commercials on during Kids programmes claiming "Your Friend: The Atom" and various propaganda cartoons in league with Disney!

            Greenpeace has held actions and demonstrations all over the world in relation to Fukushima… although they have seemed to have forgotten about the United States.

            http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/309973/20120306/fukushima-one-year-anniversary-disaster-greenpeace-demonstrations.htm

            As Zardoz has pointed out, Greenpeace were the first NGO to travel to Fukushima, within the exclusion zone despite attempts by the Japanese government and TEPCO to prevent access. Greenpeace Japan are continuing the monitoring, as they are in Chernobyl too, whilst TEPCO and the IAEA are peddling us lies.

            The events in the Russian Arctic aren't a distraction, it's all part of the same overall battle in the end.

            • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

              "Because contrary to popular belief, the United States is NOT the centre of the Universe"

              My apologies if that came across as egocentric since I am in fact an American. The real reason I suggested they should be sharing info in America after Japan is because wind and water currents are taking the majority of the problem in our direction. However, I will admit, I should have said North America and not US. Maybe Canada more than Mexico but Canada is very much also one of the next victim states after Japan as I understand jet stream and Pacific water flows.

        • That takes dedicated resources, both in money, time and energy. A whole team would have to be put to work on it.

          They do not seem to see the priorities… We cannot make it through a carrington event or major earthquake on the east coast above 6.0…

          Nothing else is as important as shutting down nuclear plants and dismantling nuclear weapons.

          But very few people 'get' this, even inside the 'liberal' side of things.

          It is kind of like the Soddom and Gommorah story. Only a few were saved, because most were too busy and self absorbed to even notice that disaster was approaching and the whole city would be wiped out. Almost no one paid attention to the warnings.

          Even a prophecy with dates and times and specific events did not work for the king of Egypt. There are lots of kings of Egypt these days.

          Why is the human race so focused on committing global suicide?

          That is an interesting question, especially when we could be creating Heaven on Earth instead.

          The answer is blowing in the wind.

        • weeman

          Time for greenpeace to go back to the fundamental of its charter and the reason it was established in the first place radiation monitoring?
          I respect greenpeace

      • fuganzi

        I somewhat agree that it is just plain too late. Overpopulation (Haber-Bosch process) was a bad idea. Nuclear power was a spectacularly bad idea. Ignoring climate change was a completely horrible idea. We've proceeded blindly through all three. There has never been any strong sign that we have the capability to pull back on any of these trends. I don't see a way to stop it. I don't think that humanity is capable of it. I don't necessarily blame Capitalism. (because there's really no-such-thing; it is a fairy-tale). I blame human-nature.

        “The most baleful mischiefs may be expected from the unmanly conduct of not daring to face truth because it is unpleasing.” – Thomas Robert Malthus

        What will most likely happen: Our ecosystem is in the process of collapse. This has already begun to affect our global economic system. There will be more wars, far more deaths, and mass-starvation. I doubt the radioactive contamination effects will even be a blip on the screen compared to the effects of industrial collapse. (unless the collapse brings on additional nuclear disasters, as we fail to manage mass-decomissioning of nuclear plants we can no longer maintain without our industrial system).

        Will any species – even homo sapiens, marginally survive? I don't think that anybody can predict that.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          fuganzi, followed your post, except for the line that radioactive contamination will not even be a blip on the screen compared to industrial collapse. A mighty wave of deformity is coming

    • Tetsuo_Shima Tetsuo_Shima

      sorry man reported your comment by mistake….that report button is just so strategically placed… 🙂

    • Anthony Anthony

      Ironically I think we have always been the Global Response to Fukushima.

    • robertsgt40

      Maybe this "sailor" can toot around the northern Gulf of Mexico and report back.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    The U.N. IAEA and WHO are part of the "crime syndicate", no use looking to them. When contamination of the ocean is thousands, even millions of times above normal, with sailors getting severe illness even many kilometers away, its no wonder that the sea life is dead or dying. Everyone is worried about it affecting humans. Of course it will, but even if it didnt, the impact on ocean life is beyond tragic…truly apocalyptic. Woods Hole, NOAA and all the others were just useless obfuscatory cowards.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Of course I meant water very close to the power plants has extraordinarily high radiation, becoming less concentrated farther away. Yet we have one paper that says strontium is up 4 to 5 orders of magnitude quite far out, so the above sense of magnitude stands. How will whales, dolphin and seals survive this? All the gold in the world will not bring back the life which makes our human lives worth living

  • hbjon hbjon

    Some scientists including Arnie Gundersen had said this could kill the ocean if it's not contained. Almost 3 years and that possibility cannot be denied if these reports are true.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    The nuclear waste dumped into the ocean and leaking into the ocean will be there a million years or more. I don't see how you can clean up the ocean if you can't clean up Fukushima or Hanford, etc. Why are they still building new reactors? Why isn't the world banning the use of nuclear technology permanently?

    • AB AB

      The want to bring the Population down significantly without resorting to nuke exchange. This is perfect for them… blame it on the accident itself… The media coverup and hush hush operation clearly shows complicity in not telling the world what is about to befall it.

      November will be one for the End of the World scenarios if SP4 goes…

      • There is also something very important being born…

        Stay hopeful and in the heart, especially in these dark and difficult times. Don't get discouraged or lose heart.

        What is MOST important is still there and available to all. There is much more to all of this than the eye can see, in the totality of it.

        Stay positive, as difficult as this may seem.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      It's a shame there isn't a way to subscribe to the power source of your own choice. The electricity just comes from "wherever." I would subscribe to solar and wind power if I could, even if more expensive. I would reduce the use of power from nuke plants to zero coming into my home.

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Are you hearing this, I&M Electric Company of Northern Indiana?

        I have contacted my utility to ask about buying wind or hydro-generated power, instead of the nuclear power they buy from Cook Nuclear on Lake Michigan. No response so far. I told the guy I talked with that I want to buy wind, solar, and hydro power, and am willing to spend a little more to do so.

        If enough of us demand green non-nuclear energy, the utilities will begin to respond. Call your utility today, before you forget. Keep asking.

    • Sickputer

      Anne writes: "Why isn't the world banning the use of nuclear technology permanently?"

      SP: Because the power brokers of the world don't care about health effects, just money.

      King Edward banned burning coal (penalty of death) in smog-ravaged London. The year? 1306.

      Everyone ignored the law. Queen Elizabeth banned coal fires again in the late 1500s. Everyone ignored the law.

      In 1952 London officials banned smoky coal fires. But hard anthracite coal burns fairly non-smoky and is exempted even though it has other deadly smog emissions.

      600 years and mankind couldn't control the pollution caused by coal burning. What makes us think nuclear bans will be any more effective?

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    The media is involved in sensationalism, not activism. So its no surprise that they gladly overlooked the causes and implications of that important article.

    • There is more and more stuff showing up about Fukushima, more often.

      However, they have no investigative reporters left, so all they do is rehash 30 second sound bites. No one KNOWS anything. They are like parrots saying what they are told to say. They know nothing more than the person on the street.

      They certainly do not see the overall picture, the whole history, how it all fits together, the global nuclear industry cabal, how they lie and why they do this, etc.

      And then, for the few that do get it, they cannot go there, becuase of corporate control of the media and what gets 'on the air'.

      So the best we can hope for in the mass media direction is 30 second sound bites and short video clips that convey little or nothing. Be grateful for those little pieces, because they could shut off even that.

  • SwimsWithGators

    We've gone and done it. Destroyed the only planet in this solar system that has any life. Well, we told them they were gonna do it. Many of us have spent many an hour trying to tell them what they were doing and they called us crazy.

    They are the crazy ones. We coulda had solar power and been just fine. But no. They had to go and act like they were kings with no consequences for their acts. I am beginning to hate them, which goes hard against my Love for all living things on this little blue ball spinning in the deep dark blackness of nothing which surrounds us.

    Us. We don't deserve this place. It was given to us, and we are destroying it. And for what? What have we gained by destroying this fabulous place?

    Well, maybe the gators will have plenty to eat for awhile? Maybe they can survive the death and destruction we have wrought? Not much will, I am afraid. But maybe gators will eke out a life somehow. They certainly didn't cause the damage, eh?

    • mungo mungo

      the planet will be fine, it will recover when we are all killed off…

      • Always thought humans would destroy themselves, but it appears we will not go quietly.
        We will kill every living thing.
        It's as tho we are at war with all carbon based life forms.
        Suicide just isn't enuf for us.

      • Remember the Disney story about Mickey Mouse pretending to be the sorcerer, and making the brooms carry his water for him?

        Then he tried to clean up his mess, and it got 1,000 times worse?

        We are there… Mickey Mouse egos have created a magic spell that is turning on them, and they are trying to hide what is going on, but the water is rising, and it is becoming more and more obvious.

        How does this story end? No one knows for sure, but there is at least a small chance of a positive outcome… even today.

        Hang on to the hope. The story is not over and done yet. There is still another chapter.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The Guardian piece blames over fishing..
    Like I said ..I didn't say I don't believe him.
    Until there are at least other witnesses( at least)..it is hard to jump on the band wagon..
    As at this point it is still anecdotal evidence.

    With Enenews' credibility questioned by this newspaper..somehow it feels like we are being set up..

    "Macfadyen signed up to this scheme while he was in the US, responding to an approach by US academics who asked yachties to fill in daily survey forms and collect samples for radiation testing – a significant concern in the wake of the tsunami and consequent nuclear power station failure in Japan."

    Instead of telling us what can't be confirmed..why doesn't he tell us about collecting samples…when, where, etc.

    PS. All sources of news are heavily scrutinized here…no surprise.

    What difference will the wave of radiation from Fukushima..make if the ocean is already announced as dead?

  • markww markww

    Here is a CIVIL DEFENSE GUIDE for everyone to keep it is a pdf file.

    Keep it print it out if you need to . Page 5 and 6 talk about radiated foods. The guide is a couple megabytes long and should help everyone in times of disasters, from radiation to every day things that could happen to us all.

    http://www.modernsurvivalonline.com/Files/food%20storage/article/TACDA-emergency-food-water.pdf

    Markww

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      Thanks for this.

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      Ene has 14,000 followers on FB. I wonder what would happen if every follower on here shared the original story w/their friends list. It has a reputable source that is part of main stream media. That is one thing that I find really interesting to watch about the whole public denial. Details of what's been happening have been reported by the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and other main stream media but people chose to cling to the sources that won't link back to Fukushima.

      The book is tainted with political slant but I still think "Mobs, Messiahs and Markets" (Bonner/Rajiva) does a good job breaking down and explaining the phenomenon of groupthink. We, being human, are undoubtedly all at risk. But a percentage of us seem to break rank way before others becoming in effect Cassandras. Investors, politicians, advertisers, and other manipulators are all very attuned to groupthink and its potential to monetize. Anyway, I'm thinking I might reread w/Fukushima in mind.

  • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

    We've seen websites that reported on lender activity targeted for take down. (ml-implode) and others that got called out by name publicly in an attempt to undermine credibility (Zero Hedge). I guess it makes sense that as this site and other medias trying to get the truth out gain followers and other public attention, there will be attempts to undermine.

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Personally, I need to see some more confirmation by other sources before I believe that the whole ocean is a dead zone based upon one person's account.

    Unfortunately I do think it is certainly headed that way when one considers the multitude of problems with sea life being reported.

    • It should be easy to confirm… A dead zone three thousand miles long and ???? miles wide is easy to find, correct? We wonder how the biologists in their IAEA ship missed it, because they crisscrossed and traveled across the whole ocean, ALL OF IT, and never mentioned this.

      But even if no one bothers to confirm it, or they are too scared to talk about it, the concerning part is, what happens when this dead zombie ocean zone reaches US shores and/or Hawaii?

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        The deadly plume reached Hawaii in 2011, Dr. Goodheart.
        In Hawaii, they add boron to the milk they feed to their little kiddies.
        http://hawaiihealthguide.com/healthtalk/display.htm?id=915&hhsid=9ea42c3eb9d93ab4faf7ca3cd98ee6d8
        Food from Hawaii is toxic.
        If you live in Hawaii, please consider moving now.
        Cancel travel plans that include Hawaii.

        • fuganzi

          lol. I have got to appreciate that they at least acknowledge awareness of radioactive contamination in the food supply. But adding BORON? It's essentially "snake oil" in this situation. Boron absorbs neutrons, and moderates reactions. It's going to do absolutely nothing to mitigate against contamination by radioactive iodine, cesium, or strontium. I would call this a form of "greenwashing". Wishful thinking, at best. At least boron isn't going to be harmful, in itself.

    • jec jec

      The sailors website has NO photographs of the debris or sick whale or other documentation. This has got to be photo GEOtagged and documented..not just a talking face about the trip. While he maybe correct, the photos..the documentation is needed. Sadly without that, its just an opportunity to sign up folks on a website. Good on ENENEWS for their PHYSICAL documentation and photos from a wide number of contributors.

  • Jebus Jebus

    You have to remember there was a tsunami. The setup was to the Ocean.
    The volume of toxins washed into the sea was tremendous.
    Any sea life in contact with that chemical soup would be instantly compromised.
    The radionuclides that followed, from Fukushima, are the final long term assault, limiting those creatures ability to recover from the tsunami chemical toxins.
    The result, always equals, the sum of the parts…

  • or-well

    Overfishing is not news. I've read & heard about it my entire adult life. Ask anyone connected in any way to any of the fisheries that are no longer. Or the fisheries that had to switch to other catches.

    The effects of overfishing have been felt in most, if not all, regional areas of the oceanic globe.
    It's not a secret to fishers, processors, regulators or investors.
    But it continues.

    The media do NOT, as a rule, report on overfishing or it's consequences. When they do, it is usually about an aspect of interest to their immediate audiences area of concern.

    But it's not as if the global scale of the problem is unknown. Those scientists who warn see their warnings get brief and usually limited coverage in the news cycle, and we see little if any of whatever follow-up sometimes occurs.

    This story may be news and a shock to a lot of people, but that doesn't mean no one saw it coming; people did, and have tried to warn about it for decades.
    Maybe now a few people will wake the fuck up.

    • or-well

      One more thing – even without nuclear contamination, overfishing, destructive fishing practices and toxic chemical pollution will end the ocean as a significant food source for all practical purposes unless they are stopped.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    We are still at the very beginning of the Fukushima Catastrophy. Sea creatures will continue to follow their migratory routes, and will perish in the deadly waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean Seafood Industry will rapidly disappear, leaving a Pacific Rim Depression in its wake. Japan's neighbors are already growing angry. It is good that the press has picked up this article, as it is a tale that needs to be told. The connection between the dying Pacific Ocean and Fukushima is obvious, and will become a part of the wider narrative.

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Here are the essential facts for new readers:
      Three reactors melted through the reactor buildings, with 5,000C molten cores eating their way into the sandstone underneath Fukushima. They have left behind corium lava tubes filled with a glass-like material from cooled molten sandstone, and very hot nuclear debris. Groundwater follows an old riverbed under the nuclear plant, and 1,000 tonnes per day flow under the plant, and into the Pacific Ocean. TEPCO began construction of an Impermeable Wall underground, but has abandoned this project, because the water pumped out of the aquifer uphill from the plant ruins is too contaminated to dump into the Ocean. TEPCO has thus far refused to consider extending the Impermeable Wall completely around Units1-4, in order to block incoming groundwater from coming into contact with nuclear fuel under the reactors. Contaminated groundwater has flowed around nuclear debris for more then 2 1/2 years, spreading deadly toxins in an ever wider plume in the Pacific Ocean.

      What can you do about this situation?
      First, make certain that your family no longer eats seafood from the Pacific Ocean, or seafood of unknown origin, which may be contaminated.
      Second, follow the Fukushima story as it unfolds, and spread this story to your relatives, friends, and neighbors.
      Third, demand action to stop the flow of groundwater through corium lava tubes under the nuclear plants.

  • irhologram

    For those of you who think this story is a "setup," doncha remember the plankton is DEAD, as has been extensively reported? Which supplies 70% of our oxygen? You know too much to be in denial, TOO.
    ASK: WHY is THIS happening: 2013-10-21 – HazMat event, mysterious odor sickens 30 people at Con-Ed call center in coastal Long Beach (California):
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20131022-41359-USA
    http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20131021/long-beach-firemen-evacuate-edison-building-on-reports-of-fumes-six-taken-to-hospital

    Quote: "Twenty-six people were evaluated by fire officials, and seven were transported to area hospitals for complaints of nausea, vomiting and weakness."

    Surely you know in your bones that while this is Fukushima related, it isn't caused by radiation poisoning because you KNOW from many posts here that it takes FAR more sequels than are here YET.

  • irhologram

    Sorry, spell check over correction, should have read: bequrels.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Hey, maybe it's not Fukushima. Just thinking about that Russian guy (general?) someone was talking about the other day. He said that the Russians had developed a weapon that could silently and calmly kill everyone in any nation in fifteen minutes. could this have been a demonstration or a test?

    Probably not, we would have heard about missing ships or people or something…

    No, it was probably nothing so exciting and mysterious. Usually its the simplest answer, such as maybe . . . pollution and radiation. (Yawn)

  • bsgcic bsgcic

    We have all been witnessing the lack of coverage by the mainstream media on Fukushima for the past 2 1/2 years. But, having just searched on the terms "radiation" and "ukushima" (leaving out the "F" for case sensitivity) and finding only a hits of all the linked articles and those by people in the comments, surprised me more than usual when reading enenews.
    Not to report on Fukushima is turning a blind eye.
    But to report on the topic and actively * remove * the Fukushima and radiation content is actually censorship. It shows a directed, conscious effort by the media to not report on Fukushima or radiation.

    That was an eye opener.

    • MichaelV MichaelV

      I googled 'Fukushima melt', and the top 5 returns were, wait for it….ENENews!

      That gives me hope…go Team-Enenews!!

    • bsgcic bsgcic

      I just re-read my post above. I realize that I did not express what I was trying to say clearly and thus am clarifying here.
      In my post above, I meant that within the 4 news articles that are mentioned in this enenews article (i.e., at the top of this page):

      The Guardian: Yachtsman describes horror at ‘dead’, rubbish strewn Pacific Ocean
      USA Today: Sailor’s discovery: ‘The ocean is dead’
      Telegraph: Maritime waste: Our oceans are threatened by a toxic tide
      Salon: “It felt as if the ocean itself was dead”: One sailor’s heartbreaking voyage

      I used the "Find" feature within the Firefox browser to search within the page for "radiation" and "ukushima" (leaving out the "F" for case sensitivity) and found those words only in a few of the comments below some of the articles. Those two words were not in the main text of any of the 4 articles. That surprised me.

  • ftlt

    Have you hugged your local Globalist today and said, "Thank you"????

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Think of all the fish farms located in the Pacific by the coast. Think of all the spray that hits the ocean shores. The more radiation that hits the ocean from Fukushima, the more people will be affected by that radiation.

  • Dugisme Dugisme

    I scanned the four links to the other papers it was 'reprinted' in. There were a handful of people in each of the comments sections that mentioned tsunami debris, even a few that mentioned Fukashima and radiation, but without it being expressly mentioned in the article, most people just talked about garbage. Then argued whether or not the 'plastic continent' was even real, or just hippie propaganda. But there are aware people out there, just nowhere near enough.

  • GBCIR

    1.

    Enough already!

    I have sailed the oceans with my wife and children. The ocean I (and Earth and LIFE); I respect.

    We are killing life.

    This INSANITY MUST STOP!

    Cure for ALL DISease = “Rick Simpson” Cannabis Oil.

    Elimination of Fukushima radiation = PHYTOREMEDIATION with Cannabis, Sunflower, tobacco, etc

    Elimination of Fukushima radiation = Mycoremediation.

    Elimination of Fukushima radiation = Phi Mod9 Vortex Based Math. Can’t argue with correct math.

    Are you ready to LIVE? Do you respect life?

    Phi Mod9 Vortex Based Math = FREE ENERGY. Free energy = NO MONEY required. The Universe works PERFECTLY without money.

    STOP THE INSANE THINKING OF MONEY AND GOVERNMENT.

    Voting for psychopaths = ceding yOUR Sovereignty.

    You DO NOT need their “laws” to live by. YOU are perfectly capable of BE’ing and living in harmony with Earth.

    Over population is a LIE. Healthy Family = stable population. This TRUTH is the inverse of eugenicist INSANITY

    Ortegrity = I VOLUNTEER. Authoritarianism is VOID. R. Buckminster Fuller.

    Stop acquiescing your SOVEREIGNTY to PSYCHOPATHS. Psychopaths run banks, government, corporations and military.

    Authoritarian PSYCHOPATHS will murder you or cage you if you do not comply. Don’t comprehend that FACT? Try ignoring a policeman when he orders you to stop. They will escalate the confrontation until you are either DEAD OR IN A CAGE. FACT.

    Military have murdered 50 million since WW2. Who provided the energy…

  • GBCIR

    Government IS DEMOCIDE.

    Eugenics is Fukushima, 2052 nuclear bomb detonations, meltdowns, “depleted” uranium, GMOs, fluoride, chlorine, and TOXIC EVERYTHING.

    Earth’s TREEs (Taking Responsibility for Earth’s Environment) say, “Enough! You humans must awaken NOW!”

    I am the Lorax, I speak for the TREEs because most humans have the money-phile parasite and IGNORE OUR PERIL…

    I am nescient (no knowledge). I am not solipsist (insane thinking that one cannot know truth). I DO NOT IGNORE FACT!

    DO YOUR RESEARCH.

    May Peace Prevail on Earth (and those that want otherwise BE VOID)

    • m a x l i

      @GBCIR, O.K., you are making a few good points. But someone, who supposedly has the "Cure for ALL DISease" and likes to talk about "free energy" garnished with some pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo (the word "math" alone will impress and intimidate the dumb rabbits!), I only touch with asbestos gloves. Sorry, I'm afraid, either you or I are in the wrong place here.

      And while we are at it: Discussing over-population does not equal "eugenicist INSANITY". Is your keybord defect?

  • Still no reports on Pacific ocean dead zone studies.

    Google executives spent 60 million bucks for a new ship and a new ocean research institute. Hundreds of articles said it was going to sail out and study Pacific ocean dead zones August 2, 2013.

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/google-funded-falkor-begins-mission-pacific-ocean-dead-zone

    Did the ship sink?

    What did they find?

    Did they get sucked into a big black hole dead zone out in the middle of the ocean?

    There are hundreds of news clips about the ship preparing to go out and study the Pacific, and then……….

    NOTHING

    ZILCH

    NADA

    ZERO

    There is a HUGE dead zone of news reporting about what these researchers found.

  • The Deep Pacific Ocean Is Broken/Dead; Devoid Of Life For Thousands Of Miles, Where It Used To Be Filled With Life; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-deep-pacific-ocean-is-brokendead.html

  • 2014 List of 45+ Global Tipping Points, Many Of Them Have Been Reached Or Exceeded, Almost All Are Getting Worse; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/2014-list-of-45-global-tipping-points.html

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