Gov’t scientists concerned Atlantic Ocean to be contaminated by Fukushima plume now in Pacific — Currents would carry it to U.S. East Coast (PHOTOS)

Published: December 21st, 2013 at 12:38 pm ET
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Radionuclide Transport from Fukushima to Eastern North Pacific, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2013 PICES Annual Meeting on Oct. 15, 2013:

The Labrador Current “meets the warm Gulf Stream [near] the Outer Banks of North Carolina [...] one of the richest fishing grounds in the world.” -Wikipedia

Samples [were] collected in 2012 at several arctic stations to evaluate Pacific Water inflow of radioactivity to the Beaufort Sea. […]Why Measure 137Cs in Arctic?

Pacific water contaminated with Fukushima 137Cs flows through Bering Strait and mixes with underlying Atlantic water labeled with 137Cs from Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant and Chernobyl accident.

Surface outflow of Pacific water through [the Canadian] Archipelago and Fram Strait can potentially contaminate Atlantic water. [...]

Fukushima 134Cs was not [detected] in June 2012 [...] at arctic stations.

According to the model by Behrens et al. (2012), the plume arrived in the Bering Sea at the end of October 2012 — around 600 days after March 11, 2011.

Published: December 21st, 2013 at 12:38 pm ET
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107 comments to Gov’t scientists concerned Atlantic Ocean to be contaminated by Fukushima plume now in Pacific — Currents would carry it to U.S. East Coast (PHOTOS)

  • Jebus Jebus

    Who's backyard now?

    Share the pain of Nuclear Power…


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Oh boy this going to be fun! Please can we build more Nuclear Power Plants and what bets are out on the table as too when the next one will blow up and where?

      I will give it 1 in 10 odds.. :(

      Where are all the wise men/women hiding?


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      • Jebus Jebus

        No fun, one ocean…

        With nuclear radionuclide contamination, you get to see where it came from, where it has been, and where it is, if ya look for it…

        If everyone were to pay attention now, it would be the greatest environmental, consider that word, threat awareness that humans have ever faced…


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      • AllenH (Scary, but not alarming !?)

        Whenever they say something, it means it has already happened en mass. Here is a YT link showing how Chernobyl was decommissioned (temporarily at least). Its frightening but the brave Russian people gave their lives to end this. 500 000 of them. Compared to the suits who are only good for paying dumb yakuza in Japan.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS3WvKKSpKI


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        • bf9 Fitz

          And that's the grim reality we face as a species, and planet. It's going to take an enormous amount of human sacrifice to fix this. If it's even possible. But we're all screwed anyway (yes, even you global elites) so why don't we get to it? I have a hard time accepting that we're going to just stand there and watch the ship crash and burn, not even reaching for a fire extinguisher. But I do understand it, as half of my country probably can't even locate Japan on a world map.


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        • Bones Bones

          I have nothing but respect and honor towards those brave men and I'm sure women too. They risked their lives so that they could stop the death machine. Of course, it contaminated and destroyed the lives of millions, but at least they ran in immediately and went to stop the damn thing. Think about how much worse it would have been and that is Fukushima. TMI, meltdown, did not explode and was eventually brought under control and dismantled. (Huge release, but stopped) I am making a video soon about an interview with the son of a nuclear bomb worker. I held a nuke bomb gyroscope in my hands last night. I knew this guy for a long time and he just drew a picture with a bomb that said "Nuclear war…Seen one, Ya Seen'em all." and I asked him about it. Well, I stumbled on a treasure trove of info. His father died from radiation poisoning. Interview to come. He is very sick so it will be a little, but if I just get the raw footage from an interview I can do the editing at home. His problems aren't from radiation, as a disclaimer. He was born before his father got to that point in his career.


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    • Kashiko Kashiko

      It'll be in mine soon….the UK


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  • bf9 Fitz

    Potentially? I think "inevitably" is more fitting. I think it would be wise to add another 'prong' to my theoretical planet-wide mitigation…and that's plant as many trees as we can. I personally like my oxygen.


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  • TruckerDave TruckerDave

    What goes around comes around.


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Oh..LOL…you know this sent me off to listen..to Timberlake.

      OT.
      07. What Goes Around … Comes Around – Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveShow

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyJdt6Q2Y-Y

      YES..YES..it's a fool's game…


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    • Bones Bones

      I've already been nuked three times in less than three decades. Chernobyl, TMI, and Fukushima. I think I already GOT what I deserve considering I wasn't born when these decisions were made and the people are so stupid around here I get no support but a handful of people to stop the nuke plants. That is why I am going alone, making the corporation, I want to make this interview as quickly as his health allows, and do whatever I can to help the Japanese citizens. This is the year for action. So, no no one but those that created and use these death machines are the only ones that deserve to be contaminated and not the innocent people of these countries that have no say in anything. Democracy is a lie and we all know that.


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  • JP JP

    Inevitably seems right. The reality of this situation becomes more obvious every day. Escape? Not sure where that is. Food from all over the world is beginning to pick up contamination as I have seen in some of the various documents that have been released.


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    • Usefulbreather

      I was eating Mushroom soup last night and after my third spoonful it occurred to me that this meal might be the one to give me that toxic dose of Plutonium. Mushrooms uptake the radionuclides and biomagnify them. The Soup came from a La Madeleine in New Orleans, but how do I know where the mushrooms came from? Moreover, even if they are from California, they probably aren't safe for consumption. I couldn't finish my meal.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Organic anyone…only if it is glowing!


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Already happening. mass dolphin dyeoffs all along the East coast from canada to south florida. We are so screwed……………


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  • Tiza Tiza

    Guess I'll forget what fish tastes like!


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    • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

      Hmmm, lets see… All fish contaminated, both salt water and fresh(rain runoffs into fresh water ponds and lakes carry the fallout), all chucken meat tested from coast to coast reported yesterday is contaminated with ecoli, beef – cows eat the contaminated grass, mushrooms are like sponges for radiation…………. I guess the real question is, Is there abything safe left to eat? I think not…………Thanks GE!!!


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      • bf9 Fitz

        Me thinks it's time for a large reallocation of resources into bioengineering, bio-med, and environment science. If we can't avoid radiation, maybe we can figure out a way to live with it.


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        • Bones Bones

          For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. If nuclides emit four types of radiation (A,B,N,G), then surely a reversal is possible? If it's unstable, there is a way to make it stable. Stable atoms under neutron flux will become radio-activated, so surely we can do the opposite to unstable atoms, no? At least, in a philosophical theory. I doubt such technology would exist in a century even. That's some out of this world stuff, like we have ufo's now or something akin to that level like being able to remove mass (I mean make something weigh nothing despite poor wording I think.) and friction from an object. lol


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  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    It was only a matter of time before this happened.

    Actually, I wouldn't be surprised to find that it already had, after all these readings are a year and a half old.

    The water from Fukushima, could already be in the Gulf Stream, and that means we've lost the southern hemisphere too.

    So if you're thinking of migrating south to escape it, your wasting your time, it's probably already there.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    No escape for anybody from Nuclear Fukushima!

    Shut them all down now! Do it!


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  • weeman

    If the scientists were so concerned about Fukushima contamination, don't you think they should look in there own body of water, the Atlantic as sellafield is releasing c137 too and that is no accident, no excuse for that.
    For those who do not know, to circumnavigate nuclear regulations on dumping radioactive isotopes in ocean, they use a land based pipe to deposit contaminated water in Irish sea, this does not count as dumping as it is land based realease.
    They ask us to trust them and they do things like this all the time, same in Japan they dump contamination into Tokyo bay by dump truck, don't count and they wonder why the public mistrusts the nuclear industry.
    Stop this insanity now.


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    • w29r7 w29r7

      Yeah this' complete insanity…
      Are they trying to kill everyone???

      Like the aboves have commented, I can't believe how
      fast the fufu-plume travels; one big loop,
      all the way around the sea….
      I'll be taking omega3 from oil pills..


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      • Socrates

        Nuclear fallout goes from sea to shining sea.

        I have relatives in Chevy Chase who complain of chemicals in the rivers affecting their children. Add radiation to the chemicals and the carcinogenic effect is vastly multiplied. JFK saw SAT scores facing because of fallout from testing – not the Educational Testing Service at Princeton-type of testing.

        Time to sue these people. Oh, yeah, their lawyers already make them immune! They did that in 1957!

        Maybe a few more on the Hill will get sick and add two plus two.

        There is always hope. Change we want you to believe in.


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      • We Not They Finally

        Raw saturated oils are actually very healthy, and protective against cancer. But they must be RAW. Coconut oil is amongst the best and doesn't need to be limited to capsules. Trader Joe's sells it in one-pound jars for $5.99. We've already added it to our own diets. Would recommend.


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        • HoTaters

          Yes, WNTF, coconut oil is great; very healthy. So is red palm oil. But recommend only consuming organic coconut and red palm oil. Can be very contaminated by point source pollution near site where grown, and during processing.


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  • Socrates

    Those who invested in nuclear technology and Uranium are force – feeding it to the rest of us using their political and defense connections. Plus, they use our tax dollars to do this.

    Indeed, Sellafield, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima and all the above – ground testing are all cumulative as far as Cs-137.

    These "accidents" prove that "they" don't care.

    It is probably too late to "save" This selfish group of primates from its own collective death wish. They know, they were warned, but they are going ahead with even more.

    The bees and other pollinators and the oceans are dying. Albert Einstein stated that these events portend the end of this race of primates. He was one who suggested the Manhattan Project. He saw the light finally.

    He ended up being a socialist and ecologist. I have a collection of his writings published by his family. We should all hug those close to us. We are corporate roadkill; nothing more, except in spirit.

    Those responsible? The system that allows this.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes! The "system" or "Zeitgeist Matrix Created" allows it all! :(


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  • m a x l i

    Bering Sea??? But Shinzo Abe said, any contamination would be safely contained within the harbour besides Fukushima-Daiichi. Slightly off the mark!


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  • hexagon

    When are they going to tell us the Southern Hemisphere is also poisoned?


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  • zogerke zogerke

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/20/cancer-nuclear-weapons-and-dirty-tricks/

    read this- a case busby is in the midst of….and how the nonsense of denial works….


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  • larry-andrew-nils

    so what about fukushima, you all know its only a matter of time until every nuke plant spews. why not in this generation?…

    our parents generation and ours didn't fight hard enough against this so now we die. we secretly knew this but we didn't do anything. acted like we didn't even care.

    we let greedy people walk all over us and kill us. BOO HOO! WAHHH!


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  • Occupant Occupant

    However, Gov’t scientists NOT concerned for the people of the Northern Hemisphere.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I bet if you watch things closely, soon all the investments will be moving rapidly to the Southern Hemisphere. :) Certainly time for the rich/elite to bail from the Northern one.. :(


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  • name999 name999

    …art…dreams…love and friendship…thats all I can think of…oh, and posting on ENENEWS…


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  • We Not They Finally

    From sea to shining sea…. Now the Pacific radiation will get re-routed to the Atlantic through the Arctic??


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  • Socrates

    Japan is dumping radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean and burning contaminated soil into the atmosphere. The USA cannot do anything.

    China has banned US seafood because it has too much arsenic and toxins from weird bacteria and algae. Steel plants spew arsenic.

    BP sprayed Corexit all over the Gulf of Mexico. Fukushima is spewing with three melted cores. The starfish, dolphins, birds, sea lions, seals are either acting weird or dying off.

    Oh well, so long as Wall Street is doing well, who cares? Another friend was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. Cancer is the new normal.


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  • Angela_R

    Southern Hemisphere anyone? Well the water goes counterclockwise and even the birds, in recent times, move differently.

    Smile as you watch them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vut4_2V3ec


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  • name999 name999

    Chris Busby…inspiring to hear from someone who stays with the information and actually gets it to do the right thing for people and for the world. Thank you Chris Busby, great article, but damn, what a horrible mess…


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  • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

    I've been gone for a while. I have returned to Enenews today just to see what's up.

    What I do is I block enenews.com on my mac and my iPad at home so that I don't go crazy with the daily bad news. And then I unblock the site every few weeks or so, so that I can catch up with the ELE disaster. It's a lot easier to handle the situation emotionally this way, short bursts of doom and then a reprieve for a few weeks, back to the lie that society is living.

    What is interesting about my method of staying informed is that the news that I read is so much more worse than what I read a few weeks ago. Talk of Fukushima fallout in The Atlantic Ocean? Okay, that follows the Wormwood prophecy in The Book of Revelation. I guess it really is the end.

    But in fifteen minutes after I go through the latest articles on the subject I will block Enenews again because there is nothing I can do and I want to be happy. I will surely unblock and check back in sometime in mid-January if we are still alive then.


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  • TIME

    The radiation site needs a dam built in the adjacent bay next to the site to contain ground water leaks immediately. Otherwise Japan;s government will be have carried out crimes against humanity by knowing negligence. The entire site needs to be dug up. Where is Japans technical expertise now, remote tethered cable driven robots would be able to carry out the close up dismantling tasks with off the shelf components. There needs to be a call for criminal crimes of knowing negligence to light a fire under the collective fat lazy political monster that is sitting in the executioners chair.


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  • TIME

    If no steps are taken to stop the dumping in the ocean and start digging it up an disposing of it, criminal charges needs to be brought by foreign law groups on behalf of Japans victims, the news that the radiation has the potential for killing huge percentages of ocean fish is reason enough for that governments removal in favor of one of sane and competent action to bring the calamity to a halt.


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  • Ontological Ontological

    Where they gonna dump it? Tokyo Olympics facility perhaps. They can make bricks out of the screaming hot materials. No "halt" is on the horizon, this complete farce is ongoing, and seems it will never be cleaned up properly. Nothing will happen good out of anything these nuketards do apparently. Looks like the whole damn world is to blatant stupid to act on this responsibly. Every rich idiot here in the S NV area is partying on like nothing is happening, grubbing there idiot bucks in the malls. Driving Cadillac SUV trucks with 10 cylinders in a CITY they have NO use for them in, using big oil, being the morons they love to be. Nope nothing has changed here. Even my church cares not to be bothered over this petty little accident way over in Japan. Wake up sheeple, please wake up cattle in a herd of stup8id stomping animals. Have another aluminum can Budweiser, and be sure you watch your television, because it tells you that yo7u should.


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    • harengus_acidophilus

      So sad …

      We're maybye the only intelligent(?) lifeform with self consciousness in the universe, but the only thing most of "us" thinking of, is to find new ways to bother each other.

      At least, the naked ape will (has?) turn earth to hell.

      Another coconut anyone?

      h.


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  • tsfw tsfw

    http://rt.com/usa/bp-spill-dolphin-sickness-study-463/

    What do you folks think of this? By all means I accept that oil spills cause death and destruction to the ecosystem, but it could also be convenient for them to use it to perpetuate the cover up. Cortisol is the stress hormone, so wouldn't any animal in any type of stressful situation have raised cortisol levels? Your thoughts are always appreciated.


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    • tsfw tsfw

      “The creased cortisol [hormone] response is something fairly unusual but has been reported from experimental studies of mink exposed to fuel oil,” the report stated. “The respiratory issues are also consistent with experimental studies in animals and clinical reports of people exposed to petroleum hydrocarbons.”

      Ops I was skimming and read 'creased' as 'increased' Either way, I smell something fishy. NOAA doesn't have data ..shocker. It's pretty funny when you think about what we pay for in this life; to be lied to, tricked, manipulated, used, abused, dehumanized…


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      • Ontological Ontological

        Thank you! Stress is something cancer survivors do not need. Most of us inside 5 years will be able to make that claim. They are brilliantly prepared to take on their own carcinogenic beast by the horns, with robotic surgical toys, and huge insurance money munching imaging machines. This crap was all planned.


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  • Mack Mack

    (1) More downplaying –> see this sentence in the study Enenews linked above:

    "Caveat: These levels are still well below maximum permissible concentrations in drinking water for 137Cs of 10,000 Bq/m3: Not an environmental or human health radiological threat!"

    What a bunch of crock.

    (2) The study also shows oceanic Hawaii getting radiation beginning 2012 and going up incrementally.


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  • I think eventually there will be radiation throughout our entire planet. I just hope we can find a way to detox it off our land and oceans so it doesn't damage the heck out of all life as we know it. There are some minor things we can do to detox radiation out of our body, food and water supplies, but it should be stopped from the source first! If you're concerned with all the news about higher radiation levels reaching farther and farther, then you might want to take some precautions personally and keep you and yours as safe as possible. http://allherbalremedies.org/radiation-remedy-herbs-radiation-poisoning-treatment/


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  • Vorith

    Detox is the operative word now. But this will be an ongoing battle. As you detox you're going to fight the increasing levels of contamination. So in a way it seems purposeless.

    Guess I'll never know what those strange craft were that I saw over the summer. But they clearly indicate something Huge is going on that hardly anyone knows about. People these days are almost dead, although still smart in many ways. I saw these craft on six different occasions. I didn't hear a peep from anyone around here though. Some of these things flew rather low and at a surprisingly slow speed. No reports of sightings whatsoever. Not imagination as my coworker saw them (after I pointed them out).

    As some may know, it has been said et's have been monitoring events. Who knows. If these craft aren't off world then it means the ptb have it all now. These craft ran silent, turned on a dime and disappeared.


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  • Mack Mack

    On page 9 of the study Enenews linked above:

    "137Cs is transported northward into the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole"

    Cesium 137 in the North Pole.

    Radioactive Rudolph?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    And it (the hot particle radiation) will melt the ice all around it! :(


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NUCLEAR RADIATED PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC . . .

    Could cause an uncountable migration to the bottom half of the planet.


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  • rogerthat

    Dylan lives here. Good to see.


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  • Inspector

    The last line of the research paper (for those few of you who actually took time to read it):

    "Fact is: radioactivity frightens people, almost always
    disproportionately to the actual threat: government must
    recognise this and provide sound, science based knowledge
    (and wisdom?) on human and environmental risks."

    The levels of eventual contamination they are predicting is extremely low. They want more transparent testing to show people that things are not as bad and 'scary' as many believe. The constant one-sided cherry-picking of information and fearmongering on this site to fill the ani-nuke agenda is unbelievable.

    Many of you are so afraid of dying, you've forgotten how to live. Very sad.


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  • spiritwoman

    For the record perception determines reality not the other way around. A lot of above commentary is based on outdated science. If you want a cutting edge take on how the universe works, educate yourself in the research and writing re The Field and consciousness. Both are central to shaping our world. If you understand the power of the human mind and that it is not separate from the environment, you will begin to understand what each of us can do. I have offered numerous resources on this topic in previous posts. Would repeat but then comment will be tossed due to redundancy.
    There is hope and much to do that doesn't include buying Geiger counters. They are not sensitive enough to monitor all the radiation in our environment and even if they were, then what?
    Rather than spending energy judging one another, I suggest looking within. When asked how each individual can make the world a better place, the great Dr. David Hawkins said "Mind your own business." That is what he meant. If every individual on the planet worked on themselves to become more loving, giving, grateful, individuals respectful of life, the collective vibratory level would rise and our planet would heal. It is the opposite that created the present situation. As has been said, we are the ocean.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Dreams are aggregate.
    Perception is an effect.
    Perception can be manipulated.
    Reality is the cause of and the result.
    Reality is the beginning and the end.
    Reality is the truth…


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