Time: Bizarre die-off along West Coast “an animal emergency” — Reuters: Record number of deaths declared Unusual Mortality Event by gov’t — Babies being found severely emaciated, sickened by parasites — Experts: “A big warning sign… this is just the tip of the iceberg” (VIDEO)

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CBS News, Sep 29, 2015 (emphasis added): Strange spike in fur seal deaths on California coast — Federal officials are trying to understand what is behind a sharp rise in the stranding and deaths of threatened fur seals… “We are significantly higher than what we would normally expect here in California,” said Justin Viezbicke, the NOAA Fisheries Stranding Coordinator… The surge in fur seals deaths follows several months in which [thousands of] starving sea lions were turning up along the California coast.

Time, Oct 3, 2015: Especially alarming for marine biologists is that, unlike sea lion pups that are experiencing their own bizarre strandings, the Guadalupe fur seals are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, with some 15,000 estimated to exist in the world. “This is an alarm bell ringing,” says the Marine Mammal Center’s Jeff Boehm… When the pups arrived, they’re often starved nearly to death, some with organs and critical systems on the verge of shutting down… Like an animal emergency, the UME declaration allows NOAA to dedicate more resources to trying to figure out why…

KSRO, Sep 30, 2015: An unusually high number of Guadalupe fur seals washing up… is prompting scientists to declare an emergency.

LA Times, Oct 1, 2015: Guadalupe fur seals are washing up sick and dead at alarming rates along the California coast this year, prompting [NOAA] to declare an “unusual mortality event” for the animals… most of the seals found alive were severely emaciated… “They’re young animals, and they’re coming in starving to death,” Viezbicke said Thursday…

UPI, Oct 1, 2015: [It’s a] significant jump — more than 800 percent — in fur seal deaths… “Increased strandings of Guadalupe fur seals have occurred along the entire coast of California,” NOAA announced… most [are] starved and some sickened by parasites. Researchers worry that the stranded animals may not represent the full extent of the damage.

Reuters, Sep 30, 2015: Record number of threatened seals stranded along California — Guadalupe fur seals… have washed up dead and dying in record numbers.

Washington Post, Sep 29, 2015: Scientists raise the alarm over ‘unusual’ fur seal deathsThe die-off could be a big problem for the Guadalupe fur seal… Viezbicke cautioned that there are probably more suffering individuals out at sea that just haven’t been observed.

AP, Sep 29, 2015: Guadalupe fur seals are stranding themselves and dying in alarming numbers… The spike “demands immediate response”… Viezbicke said.

Christian Science Monitor, Sep 30, 2015: NOAA has found stranded seals before, but the numbers this year are alarming by comparison… “It’s actually a big warning sign that we need to pay attention to what’s happening in our oceans,” Tenaya Norris, a scientist at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito where the seals were rehabilitated, said in a statement. “These stranded animals are just the tip of the iceberg”…

KRON, Sep 30, 2015: … the magnitude of this crisis is straining resources

Press Democrat, Sep 29, 2015: Scientists raise alarm over large number of Guadalupe fur seal deaths… strandings raise another ocean alarm… [Officials] declared that an alarming eight-month die-off of Guadalupe fur seals calls for more in-depth study… the strandings are a dire sign of trend that is probably worse than currently known, experts said.

From June: Alarm on West Coast over unprecedented die-off of fur seals — Experts scrambling to deal with latest wildlife crisis in Pacific — Official: “What’s going to happen next?” (VIDEO)

Watch KRON’s broadcast here | NOAA conference call here

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  1. Sickened animals “unlike anything doctors have ever seen” on West Coast — “They’re eating themselves from the inside” — Cancers… liver, pancreas, intestines shut down… infested with parasites and immune to antibiotics — Unprecedented catastrophe to cause loss of 200,000 sea lions (VIDEO) January 7, 2016
  2. ABC: ‘Mysterious surge’ in sick marine mammals all along California coast — Infested with parasites, extremely emaciated; “Very seriously ill… in very bad shape” — Experts: “We’re extremely concerned right now” — Deaths up 1,500% at rescue facility — ‘Number mystifies officials’ (VIDEOS) January 13, 2015
  3. Alarms raised on West Coast over unprecedented die-off of nearly endangered marine mammals — More have washed up in last few months than during all of recorded history combined — Experts scrambling to deal with latest wildlife crisis in Pacific — Official: “What’s going to happen next?” (VIDEO) June 10, 2015
  4. Guardian: Pacific Ocean “turning into a desert” off California — Experts: Entire generation of baby sea lions is dying; It’s incredible, it’s so unusual and there’s no good explanation for it; Expect same thing to happen again next year — Carts filled with emaciated dead bodies (PHOTOS) May 17, 2015
  5. NBC: Record level of sick or injured California seals and sea lions turning up — “The numbers are extraordinary” — “Scientists worried… The worst kind of perfect storm” — Pups should be weighing 2 or 3 times as much, “severely malnourished” (VIDEO) April 18, 2014

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  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    http://www.thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/06/3709407/low-birth-weight-climate/
    Could be all that radiation. It really is worse than stress, no matter what those nuclear rapscallions say.

  • Alarm bells are ringing in many homes too….

    Toxic Chinese Drywall; Radioactive K40, Uranium, Lead, Radium Found in Phosphogypsum, Doctors Recommend Not Living In Homes Built With It, Lawsuits, Information Links
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/06/toxic-chinese-drywall-emits-gases-and.html

    Is anyone listening?

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Web-of-life:
    My strategy at Fukushima would be to Isolate, Isolate, Isolate.

    Isolate the 3 cores in the ground with an underground wall, of interlocking, sheet steel pilings, and ultimately a concrete barrier down 100' into the impermeable rock below the aquifer.
    The underground wall must enclose Units 1-4, in order to divert the underground river around the cores.

    Isolate the Harbor by putting in a lock, to keep runoff and seepage from ending up in the Ocean.
    Build a second, outer harbor wall and locks to capture any seepage of nuclides up from the ocean floor.

    Isolate outgassing by building a sarcophagus on top of the underground concrete wall, covering Units 1-4.
    Cover the sarcophagus with a rubber membrane roof to prevent outgassing.

    If ongoing criticalities in the corium raise the temperature of the remaining groundwater inside the underground wall/foundation, a closed loop heat sink may be needed to keep contaminated groundwater cool. Groundwater levels will be kept constant by using wells within the enclosure.

    • Good idea, they have been trying to do that since 3/11, with little success.

    • jsn999

      Good ideas. What does "ongoing criticalities in the corium" mean? I am having difficulty with understanding that phrase. I understand criticality to mean neutrons produced in one generation over the next as a net positive, but aren't neutrons always produced in a chain reaction in corium by virtue of its very make up? Does it mean one large constant neutron output from a self sustained chain reaction? Or does it mean repeating cyclic neutron outputs from large exponential rises and falls that keep going that are balanced by the heat losses to the atmosphere? Or does it mean "subcritical fissions" that are always present where ever there is nuclear material? I just need to know what the term "ongoing criticalities" mean. It really is confusing to use the phrase "ongoing" when criticality is by its very nature, ongoing and self sustaining to a specific power level.

  • Cancer Started Sky Rocketing in 1945, What Else Happened in 1945, Coud It Be The Start of the Nuclear Cartel?

    It fairly hard to find historical data on cancer incidence.

    Cited near the bottom is an article that state circa 1900, 3 of 100 deaths were due to cancer.
    A chart from the town of Boston 1811 showed 5 cancer deaths of 942. Link and picture is at the far bottom herein.

    What are the current stats on cancer deaths? Honestly I haven't included any information here except in links. I deem the answer to that question as so absurdly obvious to not deserve energy put into it.

    How may people do you know who have cancer right now? Drop a comment please.
    – See more at: http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/07/cancer-started-sky-rocketing-in-1945.html#sthash.om07HICg.dpuf

    • web_of_life

      Yeah, cancer did get off and running because of the atomic age. Now they are smearing coal as radioactive. But we had been burning coal for centuries without the epidemic of cancer. Coal is what we have lots off folks. And it is really, really benign compared to nuclear.

      • jsn999

        Cancer has always been with humans in some way shape or form as cancer cells are part of the natural make up of humans. The only reason we are not taken over by cancer is by virtue that our own immune system keeps those cells in check. Before medical science coined the term "cancer", it was known by many other names, mostly derived from what people of the day who lacked scientific sophistication, would call "demons" or "impure" or "witchcraft" of some sort. As medical science evolved, so to has our understanding of cancer precursors, some million or so. For every gene sequence or combination of gene sequences in our body, there is an associated cancer sequence or malady of a much lesser frequency. In fact, leprosy was the big disease in Biblical times, but its all but erradicated today. What other names would a cell dying disease be called today?

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          jsn999, cancer is increasing tremendously. What value is it to say its been with us forever? Genetic cause of disease is largely a blind alley. Epigenetics supersedes it.

          If you dont mind me saying, your picture of earlier man and witchcraft is rather goofy. Evidence shows mans brain capacity has been shrinking! Modern "evidence based" drugs are largely derived from herbs but lack the cofactors that millions of years of co-evolution built into the plant kingdom. The resulting synthesized patentable drugs is poison. The most advanced treatments return to herbs and there is a rush to gather indigenous knowledge of plants as the tribes and their land are wiped out at a fast pace.

          By the time the Saxons invaded Britain bringing their knowledge of wicca and witchcraft into your medieval nonsensical portrayal, the word cancer had long been in use. Hippocrates (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) described several kinds of cancer, referring to them with the Greek word carcinos. Treatment for cancer has not progressed substantially since early times, despite contemporary hubris. I couldnt figure out why you segued from genetic cancer etiology into leprosy which is an infection from a mycobacterium.

          You might be mindful of this kind of wandering fatuity and innuendo lest people label you a troll. Just a thought…

        • Yo shitehead, it wasn't called witchcraft in the old days, it was called consumption.

          Obvious lies you peddled here. NOGO!

    • pure water

      How many do I know, suffering and gone from cancer? As a child I heard about cancer as a rare and unlucky event, when someone is doomed to die a painfil death for unknown reason. People talked about it with fear and sorrow. Today I can not figure out a family with no cancer victims. People talk about medical tortures, their relatives are left to suffer as a routine. I do not accept this as normal. Where is simple human ability to feel and understand deeply enough to provide some real research and effective actions? People prefer not to know and accept medical treatments with dubious effectiveness. They wait experts to make decisions for their life, rejecting their own instincts, wisdom, intuition, rationality, common sense and responsibility conserning their life. The struggle for life is the only one worth the effort in this world, for the only thing we have here is it – life. May be people have lost their respect for themselves and ability to feel the deep unity with other humans and living beings. Life is short, it ends anyway, why not live it, celebrating its uniqueness and sharing the beauty and joy with others? This earth has bread and grave for each of us and we do not need much more. Technology has become the projection and reinforsement of human weaknesses instead of helper as it was meant to be. Are we better, stronger, smarter, more loving, more creative than people before us? Are we happy? Do we have meaningful goals? (People gathered here are a little bit differ

      • pure water

        (People gathered here are a little bit different) Is not civilization meant to create better conditions for human development? Instead we`ve got parasitic consumerism and stupid debiliating mass culture. Values are replaced by cheap goods, which in reality do not satisfy real needs. People have given up their own strenghts to institutions, organizations, corporations and these are fictions, they do not feel, cannot suffer or love. And people have started to function like organizations, mechanically organized, mindless repeaters of operations and prosedures. This is one of the reasons we communicate the truth with so many problems.

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        quote ".. As a child I heard about cancer as a rare and unlucky event, when someone is doomed to die a painfil death for unknown reason.."

        Thats exactly as i remember it too pure water..rare..now its killer number one.

    • jsn999

      1945 saw the rise in synthetics in all sorts of chemical forms as well and artificial preservatives in our food. 1945 also saw a rise in the use of chemicals in pesticides and foods. In fact, DDT was invented in the 1800s but really came into vogue in the 1940s.

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

  • Supply Side Jesus, Bill Maher And Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sexism, Nuclear Industry, Lies, GDP, Human Trafficking, Economic Growth and Global Economics
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/whos-counting-marilyn-waring-on-sex.html

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It can only get worse the more we humans damage the/our ecosystems and environment. 🙁

    Nuclear is creating not of this Earth poisons/radioactive isotopes unnaturally every day.

    What does any immune system do with something/antigens it has never seen/experienced before?

    It cascades into a fight for it's life via auto immune system disorders and cancers/other diseases are the horrible end result of such human folly. 🙁

  • or-well

    I miss this guy. RIP Joe Bageant
    http://www.alternet.org/story/146569/the_middle_class_game_is_up%3A_we%27re_heading_to_a_slave_labor_planet

    "There is no way the world's working people can win in the long run, which is getting pretty damned short, or even survive, except by joining the worker struggles, of China, Asia and Africa and India. The idea that American workers are the same as the Asian and Latin American and African working people goes down hard in American gullets.

    But for Americans, it does not go down at all. As a people, they'll never ever accept that fact, because they'll never know it for at least two reasons. (1) They are too over worked and undereducated to find out for themselves, and (2) American corporate media machinery will never let them hear of it. Americans are screwed, blued and tattooed.

    Between the corporate and financial elites and the slobbering masses stands the American Information Class — the reporters, talking heads, news anchors and pundits. In short, the entire gaggle of meat puppets and journalism hacks who have been cultivated and bred to be clueless by the university industry and others serving our corporate empire. In other words, serving global capitalism, and the national fictions it maintains, including that sizable piece of corporate feudal turf known as America."

  • Nick

    "EDCs* are commonly found in food and food containers, plastic products, furniture, toys, carpeting, building materials, and cosmetics. They are often released from the products that contain them and enter the bodies of humans and wildlife through dust or through the food chain. A large volume of studies have shown that EDCs exert their effects by interfering with endogenous hormone action and can impact male and female reproduction, breast development and cancer, prostate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology.

    "The Dietrich et al. paper neglects the fundamental principles of how the endocrine system works and how chemicals can interfere with its normal function, nor does it consider the consequences of that interference," said Andrea Gore, PhD, lead author of the editorial and Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology. "We cannot have sound policies for regulating these chemicals when we ignore the science."

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130919121900.htm

    I postulate that man-made radiation acts as EDCs as well.

  • Nick

    "In the modern environment one is exposed to various stressful conditions. Stress can lead to changes in the serum level of many hormones including glucocorticoids, catecholamines, growth hormone and prolactin. Some of these changes are necessary for the fight or flight response to protect oneself. Some of these stressful responses can lead to endocrine disorders like Graves’ disease, gonadal dysfunction, psychosexual dwarfism and obesity. Stress can also alter the clinical status of many preexisting endocrine disorders such as precipitation of adrenal crisis and thyroid storm."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3079864/

    To say that the stress of a radiation accident does more harm than the rads is bizarre when you consider the fact that radiation IS a stressor itself.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304383511007592

    We are talking about stuff in the molecular realm.

    Stress kills.

    If radiation induces stress, then it too is potentially fatal to organisms.

    DO NOT buy the stress is worse than the rads pablum.

    • jsn999

      Radiation in very large quantities does put stress on the system. In fact, many leading scientists believe that when large acute doses of radiation kill white blood cells, then people actually succumb to the common cold. The real question is how much stress and how much radiation? If we as human beings contain (on the average 6.023e23 atoms per mole (Avagadros number), and assuming we are "ugly bags of mostly water, or 18 g/mole, and given the average person is say 75 kg or 75,000 grams, then thats approximately 2.5e27 atoms in our bodies. So one stray radioactive atom entering our bodies versus 2.5e27 atoms already in our bodies. That to me says that the one stray radioactive atom just doesnt stress the enormous amount of atoms in our bodies, some of which are radioactive themselves. I agree there is some quantifyable number that when presented to the body, will stress the body. That number is associated to about 1 Sv acute dose. Howe many radioactive atoms makes up 1 Sv? Depends on a lot of factors – energy of the radioactive atom, the relative weight of that radiation to a certain organ as well. Some organs are very resiliant to certain radioactivity and others are not. The key is to find out where the weak link would lie. Surely we can all agree that 1/2.5e27 should not be cause for alarm. This does not mean we should lie down when 1e15 radioactive atoms are presented to the body as well. So it comes down to something called "flux" or its time integral of fluence.

  • There's been some questions asked recently about the legitimacy of radiation reports in social media – so, Lucas presents the technical/scientific aspects of how to interpret data at Cafe Rad Lab which should help everyone understand the issues and "how to" assess data.

    http://caferadlab.com/thread-87.html?highlight=radiation+this+week

  • web_of_life

    Remember boys and girls, class struggles are local. A sycophant for one team is still a sycophant.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    lackey |ˈlakē|
    noun ( pl. lackeys )
    a servant, esp. a liveried footman or manservant.
    • derogatory a person who is obsequiously willing to obey or serve another person or group of people.
    verb(also lacquey ) ( lackeys, lackeying, lackeyed ) [ with obj. ] archaic
    behave servilely to; wait upon as a lackey.
    ORIGIN early 16th cent.: from French laquais, perhaps from Catalan alacay, from Arabic al-ḵā'id ‘the chief.’

  • Over the last four years there have been a lot of reports about detection of iodine 131, and radioactive xenon gases, both in Japan and overseas. These isotopes, of course, are a sure fire sign of recent nuclear fission.

    TEPCO, et al, have always said that these emissions are due to curium 242 at Fukushima, a transuranic that is capable of spontaneous fission, which will produce iodine 131. However, the amount of curium 242 produced during a reactor fuel cycle is relatively small and doesn’t seem to account for the levels of iodine 131 that have been and are being detected.

    Curium 242 has a half life of 165 days, and it’s now more than 1670 days since the three reactors at Fukushima went into meltdown. With half lifes a rule of thumb is to times it by ten to get an idea of when the isotope would have decayed away into something else (plutonium 238 in the case of curium 242, after 1650 days). Iodine 131 has been detected quite recently in Japan…

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/09/the-highest-i-131-density-of-this-year-detected-in-2-fukushima-sewage-plants/

    With the curium 242 all but decayed away surely this can only be a sign that fission is occurring again within the uranium and plutonium in the molten cores?

    • hbjon hbjon

      Curium produced in wholesale quantities where uncontrolled fission is happening. Not in a fancy apparatus designed to produce heat for steam generation 🙁

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      RobG:

      "The presence of Iodine-131 can only be a sign that fission is occurring again within the uranium and plutonium in the molten cores."

      😉

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      RobG:
      Get a load of the new graph of Iodine-131 from Bobby1:
      http://optimalprediction.com/wp/iodine-131-detections-in-finland-and-norway-preceded-by-detections-in-japan/

      "Iodine-131 levels in Gunma prefecture sludge skyrocketed on their May 1 report to the highest readings since the huge Fukushima emissions of July 2013. These analyses were actually done in April 21-23. This area is to the southwest of the Fukushima plant."

      Proof positive that fission and heating of the corium is still occurring at Fukushima.

      Da Yoopers wanna know:

      Where is da damn corium, eh, Tepco? 😉

      We don't eat no more Pacific seafood, Tepco.
      Real damages.
      Where's my check, eh?

      • PhilipUpNorth, thanks for the very interesting link (Bobby hasn't posted on his blog for a while now. I know he's not a well man, and I hope he's ok). I would agree with you that there's plenty of evidence of re-criticality occurring in the Fukushima coriums. Lots of wonderful newly created lethal isotopes; it's the gift that keeps on giving!

        Lots of nuclear plant operators store spent fuel racks in a checkerboard pattern in the spent fuel pool, so that older fuel separates newer fuel, to lessen the chance of criticality occurring.

        I suppose when you have a reactor core meltdown, and the rods all merge together into a molten blob, criticality is a given.

        Will you tell the marine life in the Pacific, or shall I?

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      However, as you point out, in a total meltdown all bets are off, because the human race have never been here before: we don't really know what's happening…

      Yeah..all we knew/know is that it Would happen..and Will happen again..over and over aslong as that WMD-scam technology exist..

      It Really is Life versus Atomic Insanity !

      What do the non-cullers aka the majority ,i hope, need to get it tru their skull and start resonating some common sense..

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        oops forgot the quote marks sry RobG

      • DisasterInterpretationDissorder, I think/hope that things are beginning to turn round with regard to Fukushima. It seems to me that even though it's barely reported in the MSM a lot more people are aware of it, via social media; or is this just my own experience?

        I would venture that it's all a part of the political awakening that's happening in the west (but don't talk about politics, don't talk about politics, don't talk about politics…).

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          I agree RobG , i experience the same..things are changing..and the base is Wide..the hight is coming and corruption has to go..or the human race..and all planet-life has to go..Life starts to remember how not to consent..it seems..imho

  • hbjon hbjon

    For me, it's a warning to lay off the seafood. For the first couple years the aquatic life had ingested much of what was released from the disaster. The mammals breathe the contaminated air at the oceans surface. The plume was concentrated and potent for many months preceding the initial catastrophic releases. Any word on the dolphins that were seen high-tailing it south?

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Some Geiger counter manufacturer out there should design a simple and inexpensive meter to test foods by wanding the device over produce or seafood right in the store.
    With little or no testing being done by our sellout government, and farmers in Japan who don't even eat what they grow and sell, consumers are going to need some help.

    • Sea King Truth Sea King Truth

      Yeah, where is my iGeiger app? The new iPhone S should have had that… 'Not sure if your dinner is glowing with radiation? There's an app for that.'

      • PostNuclear PostNuclear

        Unfortunately, fresh produce and seafood is mostly water. Water attenuates the beta emissions of CS137 50% per mm. In other words, you can only measure the cesium contamination on the surface. If the cesium is 1mm deep, its reading will be attenuated 50%. If 2mm deep, it's reading will be attenuated 75%, and so on.

        To measure the actual total CS137 contamination in food, you must pulverize it and dry it, so water is no longer present and the powder can be spread out to a thin matrix, to minimize the absorbtion/blockage of the beta particles which CS137 gives off as it decays.

        This is obviously not possible in the grocery store. You must measure the food as it is. Therefore, a portable geiger counter / food scanner is not going to tell you about the bulk of the cesium contamination, 2mm or deeper into the food, and it may not tell you about strontium contamination at all, because strontium has a different decay profile and inexpensive geiger counters are designed to be sensitive to a specific decay profile, usually that of CS137.

        • Sea King Truth Sea King Truth

          Interesting…thanks for that explanation.. I meant it as sarcasm but I appreciate the reply as if literal… so, when a commercial fishing boat comes in with their catch, you could superficially check it (and I wonder if these commercial fishing companies are or even government officials are, secretly)… maybe something will *ding* if it's literally slathered in C137… otherwise, nope, it just goes to the store. 'All Clear!' They've really been pushing the salmon at WF near me. I used to love the stuff but I'm not eating ANY seafood these days.

          I'm in WA, right near substantial commercial fishing docks. I thought maybe the season was over because I don't see one empty dock slip! But looking at the Alaska commercial fisheries calendar, Oct is all about various crab, shrimp, king salmon (trolling), pollock and opillio(?).

          But the problem obviously extends well beyond seafood, unfortunately. Someone here said they are avoiding basically any produce, wine or seafood from CA. I'm in WA. I guess we should do the same here. On the other hand, I have read here the opinion that it doesn't matter, at this point, where you are or where go, it's already 'there', in American anyway.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    No shit..greedy bastards!

    They all will have their own personal time inside the hospice centers too! 🙁

  • Nick

    The other day my son showed up unannounced from DC, we had a subsequent chat about how are things, etc.

    He realized that he isn't necessarily like his dad, yet we both know that each other has talents that are unique to that individual.

    What was superb, was solidifying how he isn't to proceed into the future based on what his dad thinks, since I don't have a clue what fuels his mental fires.

    Out of that "chance" encounter I reaffirmed my belief that we all must listen to our own still small voices as to how to proceed, everyone of us.

    Not really religion.

    Not really intelligence.

    Just simple compassion and passion about the things that we do.

  • Nick

    It is when we ignore that or are denied that, stuff happens.

    All of us, despite our financial means deserves broadband Internet, decent food and drink and other pleasures of life, like decent shelter.

    There is no reason to have Internetless individuals.

    Except greed.

    Greed. Face it, that is the belly of the beast, the one that spirals our world deeper into chaos.

    Trust me. Wealth is only worth anything when it is shared at lucrative rates without limit.

    Fathomless wealth has been made doing the unfathomable.

    It is time to do something else.

    Been there.

    Done that.

    Destroy all wars and the need for same.

  • Gasser Gasser

    There was Donald Trumph add on my FB page and this was my comment

    I will watch and listen to you…But there's one topic that no one will even mention, its hotter than a Ghost pepper, and that is the three Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Reactor meltdowns going on 4.5+ years now none stop, spewing huge volumes of radioactive poison both Sea an Atmosphere as Millions upon Millions of fish, Seals and Sea birds are dying every day up and down the west coast and all the experts and professors say their befuddled and dumb founded as an excuse to cover up this rapidly unfolding Extension Level Event (ELE)…you know Donald there won't be anyone left to fill your beautiful resorts or play Golf…you need to be the first one to brake water on this…it will shrink the other candidates to zero because they all got money in the Nuclear Cartell…do you have stocks in the Nuclear industry…sell now as its going to take untold Trillons and every country involved to try and stop this Radioactive Godzill that is distorting the reproductive Genome of all mankind…please do your homework on this catastrophe in the making…Aloha from Hawaii, you got my vote mah-man love ya. for the inside information go to> enenews.com

    • PostNuclear PostNuclear

      Gasser, I hope that's a typo and for the Donald you used, "Extinction Level Event."

      • Gasser Gasser

        No it was the word Extension I used, see my post above, I went back and edited it to Extinction…damn spell check is good but sometimes its shit…man I wish enenews would put an edit on this forum, lots of us make typo mistakes cause were typing faster than the World will end…Type truth faster than Becquerel's can discharge cuz were being fucked dudes if we don't come up with ideas to stop Becquelzilla its gonna gobble our stinkin' asses, wiped clean or not.

  • Nick

    The warm blob with billions of tons of plastic toilet paper like shreds reducing plankton growth AND allowing more surface heating, positive feedback.

    Add in TF2 and you get OMG.

    TATAL tellers know this.

    GMI is not just a pigment ( 🙂 )of my imagination.

  • Gasser Gasser

    Today I saw a vid of a SWAT cop go up to a lady that was videoing a bust and he ripped the I phone from her hand and smashed into the ground.

    My off road magazine photographing friend saw a bust happening across the street and took a pic putting on his FB page…my comment>

    Stay inside, don't walk out your door with a bunch of cameras, it seems that a camera is just like pointing a weapon now days…as I observe the uncalled for madness from the population, it strengthens my theory that the radiation from Fukushima is screwing with the mind synapses witch is a very delicate electrochemical process that has become disrupted to the point it goes haywire with short circuits making even decent folks go nuts as rampant paranoia and confusion sets in because of a radioactive heavy metal electrical charge of un-natural sorts…I call it Mass Global insanity because its world wide now as we are speeding into an "extinction life event" termed as an (ELE), look how many have Cancer today compared to 4.5 years ago especially children when Fukushima Daiichi blew up distributing tons of Plutonium into the atmosphere Becquereling off into 1,956 different daughter Actinide's that the jet stream has dispersed World wide, there is not one thing that's not contaminated on this planet now…we are now witnessing Mass Global Insanity (MGI), I hate to say this shit…Riders, ride now, let it all hangout and have fun while it still possible……go here for more info> enenews.com Aloha to you…

    • Gasser Gasser

      Believe me there's a lot of off road riders that see this guys pic's and read his magazine articles on FB, they just might get a clue and start to pay attention to their coming plight.

      It just kills me to see the radioactive dust raised from the mile long side by side starts of waves of 500+ riders on the off road Odessa Washington 100 mile Desert Hare & Hound, these rider are enveloped in huge beyond imagination clouds of dust going full throttle to the bottle necked trail entrance at 70 to 80 mph some riding by handle bar brail inhaling who knows how much radioactive dust stirred up from Hanford and Fukushima fall out…I got friends that ride that and I have mentioned the Fuku facts, but it goes through their head like gas through a carburetor at full throttle…they don't/won't/can't grasp the seriousness of the situation were in…I get very little mind traction to happen…like we say in Hawaii, go figger bruddah!

  • dunkilo

    Think I need a big dose of the new drug-Fukitall 100 mgs !no side effects if there were fuc*it ….

  • Is so sad to see 70's science fiction movies depicting a dying planet due to man become a reality. Trouble in the ocean has nothing on the superbowl. But all traces back to an economic system that rapes mother earth blindly. Hey its your movie too. Remain a bit player In the death of mother earth or bail. Take the silverware if you are courageous enough to bail.

  • Silverlok Silverlok

    Fur Seals…

    Another disturbing 'unforeseen' link in the chain of the domino effect that is Fuku on all physical, chemical, and biological systems interactions ( macro and micro):

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15773479

    "Abiotic production of methylmercury by solar radiation;

    Methylmercury [MeHg(I) in the aerobic surface water of lakes is thought to be rapidly degraded, but contrary to expectations, we show that MeHg(I) concentrations often increase during sunlight hours or remain relatively constant."

    Meaning any increase of alpha or beta emitters in the water would have the same effect ( of increasing or maintaining levels of Methylmercury).

    Take a moment to watch this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFlPPmmzu1Y

    from the video: "(19 seconds) …mercury poisoning causes nervous system disorders, kidney damage and even death. "

    if gamma emitters are loose ( as we know they are ) how much worse is the problem? and tritium itself is a HUGE factor in changing the chemistry of it's environment through radiation…clearly Methlymercury is not the only abnormally induced chemistry/biology "by-product" of the nuclear industries gifts to the new world.

    a list of videos on the recent fur seal deaths:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fur+seals+ume&lclk=week&filters=week

    oh , if in "good times" seals bio-accumulate toxic substances ( and still maintain a viable population ) what does it say when those…

    • Great links! However, I do not accept blaming this on Mercury. That has been around and worse in the 60's 70's

      • Silverlok Silverlok

        You misunderstand , I am not blaming 'this' on mercury,

        I am pointing out that direct radiation exposure and or ingestion ( of emitters ) are certainly causing many problems directly to many organisms ( of all complexities ) , but …

        higher radiation counts as low dose long duration environmental elements are also changing the chemistry 'constants' in each of the various co-dependent environmental soup's in which they are ever increasing.

        I am not the first one to notice the importance of this in regards to the how's and why's of biological systems and long terms low dose radiation's environmental factor as a primary pollutant and secondary ( and probably tertiary) vector of bio-chemical stress.

        there are several books in the "Toxicology of Radioactive Substances" series produced in about a ten year span between 1960 and 1970 that explore the matter in great depth: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780080117058

        So , what I am saying is that , higher mercury production ( in the environments that already produce it ) from low dose long term radiation is only the tip of the ice berg in LTLDR's secondary and tertiary effects and how biological systems absorb/react to such for a wide array of naturally occurring chemical compounds production ( or lack thereof)

          • Silverlok Silverlok

            " The Toxicology of Radioactive Substances, Volume 3: Iron-59 deals with the experimental results of tests conducted at the Radiotoxicology Laboratory of the Institute of Occupational Hygiene and Disease, Academy of Medical Sciences, U.S.S.R.
            The book focuses on studies made on iron-59, which is widely used in science and technology, such as in the metal industry and in the research of hemoglobin metabolism in the bone marrow and red cells. Other studies show, however, that there is a long-term detrimental effect of intake of iron-59. The text then gives a brief outline of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of iron. Research also shows that the bodys reaction to radioactive substances depends on how these are transmitted to the body and on their physicochemical properties. The effect of prolonged administration of radioactive iron on the electrical activity of the cerebral cortex of animals is analyzed, of which, possibly, the nervous system is most affected. The book notes also the changes in the red blood cells during chronic administration of iron-59 in small doses, wherein the hemoglobin levels increased temporarily. Studies of prolonged exposure to radioactive isotopes during pregnancy of the test animals show that there are significant changes in erythropoiesis, associated with iron deficiency. In another study, the prolonged internal administration of radioactive substances showed phasic changes in the height of electrocardiographic …..

  • Folks, there are 3 main fertilizers.

    N,K,P

    Nitrogen
    Phosphorous
    Potassium

    NPK is the acronymn

    Potassium is called K

    I put K on my vegetable garden, intentionally….

    Does it have .0167% K40, yes, with a huge half life….does it increase my "dose" not at all, potassium is regulated by the body, quickly. Eat a banana every day or 2.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      nevertheless, the dose is a perpetual intracellular 70 bq/kg. The same dose of radiation from C137 causes morbidity as shown by Bandazhevsky. This level of radiation, you largest dose of internal radiation is kept in strict homeostatic control.

      Myopic insistence of the becquerel of radiation as any measure of toxic hazard, especially at low dose, leads to conceptual and factual misunderstanding

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      Inorganic fertilizers are not used by organic farmers. Zeolite (volcanic ash) is used to prevent uptake of radiation by plants.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      “…Disadvantages of Chemical Fertilizer:
      • Chemical fertilizers are primarily made from nonrenewable sources, including fossil fuels.
      • They grow plants but do nothing to sustain the soil. The fillers do not promote life or soil health, and even packages labeled “complete” do not include the decaying matter necessary to improve soil structure. In fact, chemical fertilizers don’t replace many trace elements that are gradually depleted by repeated crop plantings, resulting in long-term damage to the soil.
      • Because the nutrients are readily available, there is a danger of over fertilization. This not only can kill plants but upset the entire ecosystem.
      • Chemical fertilizers tend to leach, or filter away from the plants, requiring additional applications.
      • Repeated applications may result in a toxic buildup of chemicals such as arsenic, cadmium, and uranium in the soil. These toxic chemicals can eventually make their way into your fruits and vegetables.
      • Long-term use of chemical fertilizer can change the soil pH, upset beneficial microbial ecosystems, increase pests, and even contribute to the release of greenhouse gases….”
      http://www.todayshomeowner.com/debate-over-organic-chemical-fertilizers/

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      Zeolite, or volcanic ash, is more likely to include primordial K.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        “…When soil contaminated with Cesium and Strontium was treated with zeolite, plants growing in that soil resulted in NO uptake of Cesium or Strontium….”
        http://lesliebotha.mytouchstoneessentials.com/could-zeolites-be-the-solution-to-low-level-radiation-exposure/

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        Use crop rotation, cover crops, and make compost from your own organically grown vegetables.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

          "…Cover crops are usually planted in late fall after harvest, and then cut down and tilled into the soil before planting in spring. However, they can also be planted right next to food crops in the middle of their growing season in order to suppress weeds and attract beneficial insects. Because these crops grow rapidly to out-compete weeds, it’s important to cut down and kill them before they set seeds and spread. Once their dead leaves and stems turn brown, they can be tilled into the soil. Be sure to wait a few weeks before planting anything in these beds, so the green mulch completely decomposes.
          Useful Cover Crops
          • Mustard: Contains high levels of glucosinolate, compounds that are naturally toxic to pests. Very effective against soil nematodes. Mustard’s vigorous growth also introduces plenty of organic material into the soil.
          • Legumes: A group that includes alfalfa, peas, and lupines. Not only do these cover crops bring nitrogen back into the soil, but they also have root nodules that house Bradyrhizobium bacteria that act as nitrogen fixers.
          • Clover: Clover’s dense, low-growth habit also makes it an ideal green mulch, suppressing weeds and keeping the soil cool and moist for food crops such as corn. Many varieties can handle foot traffic and full shade. Clover also fixes nitrogen into a form available to plant roots.
          With the application of compost and other techniques, farmers and gardeners can not only rejuvenate depleted soils, but keep their gardens rich…

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

          Intercropping:

          “…One such practice, called the Three Sisters, has been used for generations by Native Americans throughout North America. This planting method involves intercropping corn, beans and squash. First, corn is planted in well-fertilized mounds. Once the corn is four inches tall, beans are planted at the base of each stalk and squash is planted nearby. The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb, eliminating the need for poles or trellises. The beans add nitrogen to the soil, making this important nutrient available to the corn and squash. Meanwhile, the squash shades the soil, reducing evaporation and repressing weeds. After harvest, the large amount of crop residue from this planting combination is incorporated back into the soil, building up organic matter and improving soil structure….”
          http://sustainablefoodcenter.org/latest/gardening/the-three-sisters

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

          Adding potassium to an organic farm:

          Potassium
          By Eric Sideman, Ph.D.

          http://www.mofga.org/Publications/MaineOrganicFarmerGardener/Fall2011/Potassium/tabid/1967/Default.aspx

          balance of positively charged ions is important.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

            "… Positively charged ions are called cations. Many plant nutrients are cations. Magnesium, calcium and potassium are the most important plant nutrients that exist in soil solutions as cations. Since they are somewhat similar, they compete for absorption by the plant. This is the basis for the idea that an 'ideal' ratio of these nutrients exists.

            "Cations are held in the soil on parts of the soil – clay and organic matter – that have negatively charged surfaces. The capacity of a soil to hold cations is called the cation exchange capacity (CEC). Not only is the capacity (the total amount of cations a soil can hold) important, but the ratio of different cations is thought to be important. An ideal soil is thought to have 2 to 4 percent of its cation exchange sites occupied by potassium, 10 to 20 percent by magnesium, 60 to 80 percent by calcium, and less than 10 percent by other cations (such as a hydrogen or aluminum ion) that are not plant nutrients.

            "Whether plants get enough potassium to grow depends not only on the amount of potassium in a soil, but also on the amount of other cations in the soil. So you need to know the total cation exchange capacity and the percent of those exchange sites occupied by potassium. A standard Maine soil test reports both numbers. A cation exchange capacity (CEC) of 5 or greater, with 2 to 4 percent of that occupied by potassium, is good. …"

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

          Organic Trace Minerals…The Key

          ORGANIC TRACE MINERALS ARE VANISHING FAST

          “Enormous amounts of research have been building for decades showing the connection between trace mineral deficiencies and serious debilitating diseases.

          "This carries huge implications for our current and long-term well-being. The following facts are stark and real, and beg us to consider carefully how we will respond.

          • YOU CAN TRACE EVERY SICKNESS, EVERY DISEASE, AND EVERY AILMENT TO A MINERAL DEFICIENCY.1 – Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel prize winner
          • ‘The lack of minerals is the root of all disease.’ Dr. Gary Price Todd

          “A minimum of at least 60 trace minerals have been demonstrated to be vital to health and well-being.2
          “’In North America, we have seen an average of 85% mineral depletion over the past 100 years, worse than of any other country in the world.’….”
          http://www.healthy-vegetable-gardening.com/organic-trace-minerals.html

    • One of the main disadvantages of chemical fertilizers is that, in contrast to organic fertilizers, several chemical fertilizers have high acid content like sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid. This high acid content results in the destruction of the nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which is helpful in supplying the nitrogen to a growing plant. In contrast, organic fertilizers support the growth of nitrogen-fixing bacteria..
      http://www.diffen.com/difference/Chemical_Fertilizer_vs_Organic_Fertilizer

    • Another downside is loss of nutrients in the soil, especially trace minerals. The heavy use of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium (NPK) as the primary chemical fertilizers result in nice looking produce but seriously deficient in key nutrients.

      Also when NPK is poured on the fields in abundance we get more farm runoff of these chemicals into drainage ditches then into streams and river tributaries, then into rivers and finally into the Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay and the oceans. All of which further reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the water and endangers already stressed fish.
      http://www.factory-farming.com/monoculture.html

      Research nitrate poisoning in water.. guess where that comes from

    • NPK also runs off and ends up in the oceans.

      Dead Zones In World's Oceans And Large Lakes Growing, Close To 2 Million Square Miles Globally
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/06/2014-dead-zones-in-worlds-oceans-and.html

      Like dead zones?

  • What should be the penalty for those pitching cancer as "natural"?

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      its ironic that utilization of fire, which is widely considered the springboard of primitive man to advanced man, was a main cause of disease and debility. Soot from fire contains extremely toxic and carcinogenic material. Cooking things causes yet more carcinogenic things like acrylimides. Sure, zoonotic viral and bacterial sources of cancer existed, but it was fire that was the game changer. Without the use of fire, cancer would be almost non existant in early societies. Still we werent doing too bad until nuclear unleashed its deadly waste upon the world.

      early man, wood fires, and the lasting stain of soot…"dioxin and furan. Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals known to man; burning common household trash at low temperatures can form these compounds, both of which are carcinogenic. Benzopyrene is another potent carcinogen produced by low temperature fires. Open fire smoke contains 70 parts per million of carcinogenic benzopyrenes, about 350 times higher than cigarette smoke."

      http://www.ejnet.org/dioxin/

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Cancer is a process like everything else..and it should be seldom seen in our world.

    Yet, we all do like/were trained to go shopping 24/7!

    What do we do then..keep shopping and/or get cancer?

    Cancer = Progress!

  • Checkmate

    Very easy soil test for chemicals and man-made chemical manure… Just dig in the field and find out if there is any earthworms.
    Tested 290 acres and no earthworms at all…year after year…just follow the plow…

  • hadia hadia

    Lately I went to the zoo with little kids and the apes took a blanket and rolled themselves in and stared depressive at the people – they seem to know more about mankind´s situation as we assume… how sad that radiation,toxic, war mongering world has become.Then I read by chance website of Finland´s STUK: how great it is to promote nuclear energy …thought by myself it should better read: how great it is to promote deadly radiation… When will these technocrats finally learn? Haven´t we had enough?!!!!

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