“Unprecedented”: Largest animal on earth found dead on West Coast, “very sick… very emaciated” — TV: Food supply is being “killed off… many sea creatures affected” — Expert: Most whales we’ve been tracking for past two years are not doing well… “I think we’re going to see more of this” (VIDEO)

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KVAL, Nov 9, 2015 (emphasis added): The 78-foot long blue whale that washed up on the Oregon Coast is the first in more than a century, researchers from the Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute said… It’s still unclear how the whale died, but [Bruce Mate from the OSU Marine Mammal Institute] said one clue is it’s size: it weighed less than 100 tons, which is more typical for blue whales. “It eats things that are no longer than 2 inches long: krill. And that’s why this animal is probably on the beach because that’s been in short supply last summer and again this summer,” Mate said.

The Register-Guard, Nov 7, 2015: The massive marine mammal is very rare in Oregon, a state natural resources specialist said. “We don’t usually see blue whales this close in,” said Calum Stevenson, ocean shores specialist with the state Parks and Recreation Department. “They are not even on our radar for Whale Watch because they are so uncommon… The blubber layer was emaciated4 inches or less,” compared with up to 12 inches in a healthy blue whale, Stevenson said.

NY Daily News, Nov 8, 2015: A rare blue whale washed up along the Oregon coast… 100 tons and measuring 78 feet long… Blue whales are the largest animals to inhabit the Earth and are considered an endangered species… The appearance of a whale of this size is unprecedented in the area…

OPB, Nov 5, 2015: Bruce Mate, who serves as marine mammal director at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, said this is the first time he’s seen a blue whale on Oregon beaches. He’s been doing research in the state since 1968… Mate said the environment may have also played a role… Mate described the whale as emaciated and said it had a “very sick blubber layer.”

KOIN, Nov 6, 2015: Blue whales generally stay away from the coast, making the event extremely rare. They feed solely on krill, Bruce Mate, the marine mammal director at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, tells KOIN. “I think we are going to see more of this,” he says. Most of the whales Mate has been tracking for the past two years have not been doing well.

9 News, Nov 9, 2015: This specimen was in rough shape and may have been malnourished [with] pitifully thin blubber.

KDRV transcript, Nov 6, 2015: “The very first blue whale to wash up on the Oregon coast… Animal experts say they are still looking into the cause of death… they do say many sea creatures are being affected by weather patterns rights now… [it] is killing off the krill population, which is what these animals eat.”

Curry Coastal Pilot, Nov 10, 2015: The organs are being removed by Mate’s team and taken back to the lab in Newport to be studied… “The whale was very emaciated when it washed up” [Calum Stevenson of Oregon Parks and Recreation] said. “We don’t know what killed it — warming water from El Nino, disease, who knows.”

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  • Sickputer

    Joe Whale

    I dreamed I saw Joe Whale last night
    Alive as you and me
    Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead"
    "I never died" says he
    "I never died" says he
    "The Tepco bosses killed you, Joe"
    "They nuked you Joe" says I
    "Takes more than rays to kill a whale"
    Says Joe "I didn't die"
    Says Joe "I didn't die"

    And swimming there, as big as life
    And smiling with his eyes
    Says Joe "What they can never kill
    Went on to organize
    Went on to organize"

    I dreamed I saw Joe Whale last night
    Alive as you and me
    Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead"
    "I never died" says he
    "I never died" says he
    "The Tepco bosses killed you, Joe"
    "They nuked you Joe" says I
    "Takes more than rays to kill a whale
    Says Joe "I didn't die"
    Says Joe "I didn't die"
    And swimming there, as big as life
    And smiling with his eyes
    Says Joe "What they can never kill
    Went on to organize
    Went on to organize"

    From San Diego up to Maine
    In every whaling town
    Where working folks defend their rights
    It's there you find Joe Whale
    It's there you find Joe Whale
    I dreamed I saw Joe Whale last night
    Alive as you and me
    Says I "But Joe, you're ten years dead"
    "I never died" says he, "I never died" says he
    "I never died" says he"

    –SP 2015

  • keithcutting

    These large mammals showing up on beaches are dying of starvation. Should be testing for rads at the bottom of the food chain.

    • But, if they are not eating and are dying of starvation, as appears to be the case (and who knows how deep the lies are?), what would there be to test? If there is no krill, as some have said, what could the whales eat? Nothing, it seems (again, if truth is being told, at all.)
      Still, they should be tested, even if their food sources have crashed, as appears to be the case.

  • Sickputer

    Wouldn't it be nice if a great musical celebrity or movie star would find the courage to speak out. Some have done so…Bonnie Raitt.

    Bob Dylan's son Jakob Dylan would be nice to have on our side. He very quietly sold in 2014 a Malibu mansion bought in The Year of Fukushima (2011) for a nifty profit. And his second Malibu oceanside view mansion is for sale also for $7 million. Good for your family Jakob!

    After his family leaves the contaminated West coast, it would be awesome if he sang Joe Whale in concert.

    Free song to you Jakob and everyone else… Help save your sons from mutant lives in a terrible nuclear world.

    Hope your second Malibu house sells soon:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3202823/An-infinity-pool-Pacific-view-home-recording-studio-six-bedrooms-Bob-Dylan-s-rocker-son-Jakob-puts-Malibu-home-market-7-25million.html

    2014 house sale:

    http://variety.com/2014/dirt/real-estalker/jakob-dylan-quietly-sells-malibu-mini-compound-1201238129/

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2015/#nov
    The nrc are seeking public comments on how to mitigate a serious reactor accident…anybody?anybody? I don't really know why I'm laughing so hard.

    • Nick

      Dear Nuclear Recking Crew…..

      In the event of a nuclear disaster follow these simple steps:

      1. Turn off beta monitoring devices that are screaming, better yet recalibrate so that the alarm doesn't go off.

      2. Carefully sequester all medical records of all humans within 50 miles of the event and massage any anomalies that might hint of rad exposure.

      3. Hire a savvy PR expert to appear on as many talk/news shows to downplay any of the dangers. This person needs to be somewhat intelligent and able to dental xray/airplane flight exposure downplay gameplan.

      4. Hold an international press conference, complete with all manner of suit and ties standing in the background (make sure none of them are looking at their smart phones when the camera is on…looks unprofessional) and use a teleprompter from a planted shill in the audience to guide the questions.

      5. Call your investment broker and cash out your porfolio.

      6. Plan a nice vacation on the moon.

  • Nick

    What if something like this starts to spike upwards at a bizarre rate?

    https://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-rise-valley-fever-160643208.html

    It won't be directly due to Fukushima, yet the possibilities are endless vis a vis mutated organisms just waiting to get a toe hold in humanity…..

    It ain't just antibiotics driving the mutations.

  • Sol Man

    Yes, it's important to know what killed this magnificent creature, as we have seen from the single-celled to the blue whale(s) die.

    When will the question be: what does it mean to us humans?

    Good night, it was nice to have loved a bit.

  • Sickputer

    Stories of the largest animal on earth dying like a small starfish on a beach might even filter through the grapevine to these celebrities:

    http://www.lonny.com/Celebrity+Homes/articles

    For Sale…big house with Pacific Ocean footage. Owner is motivated to sell. 😉

  • DeadAhead

    Another very large mammal lays to rest.3 Bears mysteriously die as thousands watch on Katmai bear cam
    Read more at http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/bears-mysteriously-die-as-thousands-watch-on-katmai-bear-cam/#r0lBlGewma2LCX00.99

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    ENEnewsers widely believe corium from one or more of Units1-3 has melted out of the reactor buildings, into the earth below.
    It is now clear that Tepco is intent on denial of this situation, and will continue to refuse to undertake a Fukushima Isolation Plan, which would isolate the corium from the environment, allowing nuclear debris to remain in place indefinitely.
    We feel that executing an Isolation Plan is the required response to the Fukushima Disaster.
    We feel the Fukushimat Disaster is dire, and requires a response several orders of magnitude more than Tepco has proven to be willing or able to accomplish.
    Therefore, it has become necessary for ENEwsers, as citizens of Earth, to demand that the Government of Japan take over the Fukushima disaster response from Tepco.
    Tepco has had their chance, and has failed to make adequate progress.
    Tepco Must Go!

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      I'd like your opinion on something, PUN.

      It is estimated there are over 40,000+ tons of nuclear weapons waste now burning for at least a couple of years at the Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis.

      Back in the '50's, the technology to fully extract the enriched uranium and plutonium they were looking for was very rudimentary, so vast amounts of enriched uranium and plutonium went unextracted and sent to the landfill for disposal in an unlined pit.

      Is this old nuclear weapons waste more lethal than the fissioning cores of melted fuel rods in Japan? The three melted cores probably amount to only a few thousand tons of melted fuel rods. This is almost an insignificant amount compared to the 40,000+ tons of highly enriched nuclear weapons waste burning at the Bridgeton Landfill, yet still able to wipe out most all life on this planet on its' own.

      Considering the nuclear waste in St. Louis will burn for centuries, if not longer, and now contaminating the primary source of the world's food supply, should we be focusing on this and let Japan slide? It seems with so little being done about Fukushima, and now a much greater threat to this planet burning in the US, we should shift our priorities.

      OTOH, does any of this matter any more anyway? There's certainly no cleaning any of it up, and the West's focus seems to be intentionally starting WWIII.

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Time Is Short:
        The best map
        I've found of the St Louis nuclear waste dump, in relation to the big underground fire, is found here:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jx8Yzn_PCc
        The progress of this fire can be easily arrested before the nuclear waste is compromised.
        All it takes is public outcry, and lots of money.

        Engineers can tell you a dozen ways to stop the spread of this fire to the nuclear waste.
        Again: All it takes is a public outcry and money.
        Creating a public awareness of the problem, and public outcry to stop the spread of this fire, is what those in the area should be doing.

        I would only caution that fire does not change radionuclides.
        Radionuclides are around for as long as their radioactivity persists.
        Fire just serves to redistribute them.

        The Japanese thought that burning Fukushima radioactive waste in incinerators would "dispose" of the nuclear waste.
        Instead, incineration of nuclear waste served only to redistribute these nuclides all over Japan.

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Fukushima Isolation Plan Proposal
      Outside of Frozen Wall, excavate 100' deep, 50' wide foundation, around Units 1-4.
      Construct 25' reinforced concrete floor 100' deep, under foundation perimeter.
      Construct reinforced buttressed concrete foundation.
      Construct new Common Spent Fuel Pool (CSFP) outside foundation perimeter.
      Remove spent fuel from Units 1-3 Spent Fuel Pools to new CSFP.
      Spent Fuel put into on-site dry cask storage after five years out of reactor.
      Construct a secure on-site dry cask storage facility for spent fuel.
      Fill corium lava tubes, torus, torus basements, containments, and reactors with grout or borated sand mixture.
      Fill reactor buildings with sand mixture.
      Construct sarcophagus over Units 1-4, filling interior space with sand.
      Membrane roof over sarcophagus.
      Construct outer harbor, with locks, to protect Pacific Ocean from further damage due to radiation leaks from the plant.
      Concrete the harbor floor to trap nuclides on the sea floor.
      Decontaminate all stored water.
      Load salinated, decontaminated water into barges.
      Tow barges over offshore trench, and sink them.
      This Plan should adequately isolate the Fukushima in-ground nuclear cores until they can be safely recovered for disposal by future generations.

  • How many creatures will have to behave oddly and then die before Science takes a HINT, catches a CLUE, gets it?
    This is far too obvious. Those without, "science", backgrounds can see it. Yet, "Science", cannot.
    Nuclear has shelled out a LOTTA dough to ensure that Science has had the reason educated right out of it. This poor creature is a testament to this fact.

    Meanwhile, they continue attacking the messengers, while covering-up for the liars.., like Cullen and Buesseler; nice job, nuke-pukes.

    I dream of a world in which nobody believes these jackasses.., that the whole world's population wakes UP. Jeez, it truly is so very obvious. Are people honestly this dumb???

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    "The case is being tried by Judge Timothy Frawley, who has chosen not to impanel a jury. Frawley will issue a ruling himself. Mayor Kevin Johnson is listed as a likely witness, along with Kings principal Ranadive."

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/city-arena/article25174558.html#storylink=cpy

  • OK here is the bears dying on video, video.

    AND

    "STairway to Heaven" from Oahu

    and another outdoor fun go pro from Oahu, at about 3:30 they are at what we call Manana pool (its really something else, but thats what we call it). Cliff diving and rope swings into a deep natural pool with 2 waterfalls. I will be there next week/end

  • Nick

    Nick, get off this wage peace schtick….

    ..afterall

    https://www.guernicamag.com/daily/tom-engelhardt-its-a-cam/?

    I rest my case.

    Don't expect sanity to prevail, ever.

  • DeadAhead

    First hand account of going to American river today for the first time this year following very good rains for this drought stricken state of California. The cold water is allowing the beginning of the salmon school to advance from the San Francisco bay to the Delta and then the Sacramento river to finally the American river leading to the Nimbus fish hatchery at the end of their run. Eggs are taken from the females and fertilized by the males to begin the process all over again. Yes there were Salmon in the river and going up the ladder and large fish were there but not many yet as the run is only at the beginning. I will keep checking on the strength of the run that should continue for a month or two. The health of this run will be determined then… More later.

  • in response to stock:
    Has the NRC adopted any rules to mitigate the chances of a Prompt Moderated Criticality? For example, outlawing the use of MOX plutonium fuel

    The NRC’s regulations include protections against inadvertent criticalities, not only in operating reactors and spent fuel pools (General Design Criteria in Appendix A to 10 CFR Part 50), but also fuel cycle facilities (Subpart H to 10 CFR Part 70) and dry cask storage.
    All U.S. nuclear power plants are only loaded with enriched uranium fuel.
    Scott Burnell

    http://public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov/2015/11/13/writing-rules-on-lessons-learned-from-fukushima/

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    What else is in the rain in Spain?

    'Mysterious 'Blood Rain' Tints Water a Gruesome Hue'

    http://www.livescience.com/52784-blood-rain-in-spain.html

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Appears that the algae must now be breeding in the sky rivers..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    They eat krill.
    Krill have vertical migration.
    So the krill in the area ..is the krill in the area.
    In the summer of 2013…

    West Coast Krill Die-Off Has Researchers Concerned
    July 17 2013

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/wes-coast-krill_n_3606349.html

    Humans are so short sighted as to assume that the deaths that come on shore are the only deaths out there.
    Shall we call it ..SHALLOW?

    • Sickputer

      +311 HotR

      SP: I am sure this prototypical big strapping blue 85 year-old Pacific Ocean whale that normally has/had 12 inches of blubber and died with 4 inches of blubber was a survivor of radiation fallout from bomb tests of the past 70 years. So he/she whale probably had radiation lodged inside muscle and bone marrow just like all humans on the globe.

      Joe/Josephine whale died of starvation, a slow, horrible, lingering death nearly 5 years post-Fukushima disaster. A malnutrition journey leading to the On the Beach grave in Oregon. For every dead starving radioactive whale that made it to the beach, hundreds more are possibly dead in the unforgiving secret depths of the ocean. The evidence washed away. 10-20 million salmon just vanished this year. How many whales?

      How many polar bears and brown bears died of starvation that weren't on a web cam? Thousands…

      RIP denizens of the Pacific and Pacific coastal areas. Luckily for humans we can absorb a lot of rads, but most of us will survive because we have many food choices. We rarely starve. But sea and coastal sea plains creatures rarely have the same luxury in food sources. They succumb slowly and at times rapidly when their prey food disappears. Even non-coastal plains creatures exhibit similar extinction events. Prime example: monarch butterflies and their disastrous decline linked to milkweed habitat losses.

  • #1, I'm sorry for being rude in the past…hope no lasting harm has been done…
    #2, I contacted my rep in congress and my senator asking questions and offering to help with regards to getting this (Japan) before congress…
    #3, the response? I have been hacked by apple, got to https://gilbertwsatchell.com and read "Being spied On/Hacked…
    #4, St. Louis will be allowed to burn, down winder's will suffer…there will be national outcry and panic…martial law will be declared…there will be no election…the web will be shut down…the remains of this country will live in fear, little pockets of half-sanity, until there isn't any oxygen left because of the death of the pacific ocean…on vet's today Bob Nichols says this will start dec 1st, the fire that is…
    #5, right now we still have free speech, I try to be polite, it doesn't always work, our system of governance is past being broken, for any change to happen it has to go through the courts, who has the money or time for that?…there is no time left, we are past our best used by date…
    #6, again, if I have stepped on toes, I'm sorry…I am going to try and not be polite and start screaming at those that are creating this madness, congress etc…there is sanity here, keep up the good fight because old Pat Henry years ago said it, me thinks…Peace, Taffycat

    • General User General User

      Well spoken my Friend.
      I have a standing wager with family/friends that is almost a word for word copy of your #4,…martial law will be declared…there will be no election…

      While I am not sure about "living off the land" in the high desert near Lake Roosevelt. It would probably not be comfortable, but it is Possible! By the way-no hackers up that way, none to speak of anyway.

      Peace All

  • rogerthat

    Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:10pm
    magnitude 7.0 quake hits off southern coast of Japan: USGS
    WASHINGTON

    Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/13/us-quake-japan-idUSKCN0T22FS20151113#vDfOSpK15l0XobLW.99

  • rogerthat

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015WR017325/full

    Research Article
    The atmospheric transport of iodine-129 from Fukushima to British Columbia, Canada, and its deposition and transport into groundwater
    Authors
    Matt N. Herod,
    Martin Suchy,
    R. Jack Cornett,
    W.E. Kieser,
    Ian D. Clark,
    Gwyn Graham
    Accepted manuscript online: 12 November 2015 …

  • Jebus Jebus

    This is interesting…

    NOTE: This is about the Kuroshio current EXTENSION

    The article is NOT about Fukushima…

    It is a computational modeling simulation. From 2009.

    Very large computational experiments: FY2009 Accelerated Scientific Discovery on Bluefire

    As expected, there is strong variability in the Kuroshio extension, a highly energetic and time-varying current system. The CFC11 variability is almost as strong in the northeastern Pacific and on the southeast flank of the subtropical gyre where there is rather weak mesoscale variability in the currents (relative to the western boundary currents). In these regions, very strong gradients in CFC are established by the contrast between ventilated and unventilated waters. It takes only modest stirring across these CFC fronts to generate strong variability. Also somewhat unexpected is the rather weak variability in CFC11 in the recirculation gyre to the south of the Kuroshio. This is a region of very strong eddy energy, but the CFCs have become so homogenized by eddy stirring that there are very weak large-scale gradients within the recirculating region, and hence only weak mesoscale variability in CFC.

    http://www.nar.ucar.edu/2009/CISL/1comp/1.3.3.asd.php

    But in today's reality, it IS about Fukushima.

    Fukushima has checked into Hotel California…

  • oldster

    Note that the study is based only on samples from the spring and summer of 2011; also, that the study has "all rights reserved". And that what was studied was rainwater, which can come from many directions and sources. (The monumental study "Chernobyl Consequences of the Catastrophe…" pointed out that there was great variation in deposition depending on wind direction and rainfall patterns, leading to very heavy contamination in particular places – parts of Wales and of Sweden for example.)
    The study then concludes that Fukushima might just be involved. All very circumspect…

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Paris attacks: At least 153 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say

    "Paris (CNN)On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists — some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them — attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway.
    Scores were killed in the coordinated attacks late Friday, leaving a nation in mourning and the world in shock. CNN will update this story as information comes in:

    "• U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with French President Francois Hollande to offer condolences and assistance in the investigation, the White House said. Earlier, Obama said, "This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people on France, but an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share." He called the attacks an "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians."
    • A total of six locations were attacked in and just outside the capital, Paris prosecutor François Molins told reporters Saturday.
    • Five suspected attackers have been "neutralized," said Molins. It was unclear whether that term meant the terrorists were dead.
    • A witness tells Radio France that attackers inside the Bataclan concert hall entered firing rifles and shouting "Allah akbar."
    • At least 153 people were killed in the Paris and…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      cont.
      and Saint-Denis shootings and bombings, French officials said. Saint-Denis is home to the national stadium where the soccer match was being played.
      "• The worst carnage occurred at Bataclan, with at least 112 left dead. A journalist who was at a rock concert there escaped and told CNN: "We lied down on the floor not to get hurt. It was a huge panic. The terrorists shot at us for 10 to 15 minutes. It was a bloodbath." Julien Pearce didn't hear the attackers speak, but he said one friend who escaped heard them talk about Iraq and Syria. Later, he said the men were speaking French. Two men dressed in black started shooting and after wounded people fell to the floor, the gunmen shot them again, execution-style, he said.
      Multiple attacks

      "According to French officials, at least:
      • 112 were killed at the Bataclan theater.
      • 14 were killed on Rue Bichat at the site of the Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, in the 10th district.
      • 19 died on Rue de Charonne in the 11th district, outside a bar called La Belle Equipe.
      • Four were killed on Avenue de la Republique, in the 10th district.
      • Four others died outside the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.
      • CNN affiliate BFMTV, citing French officials, said some gunmen were still at large.
      • Charlotte Brehaut and a friend were dining in Le Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian restaurant, when the shooting started from the street, she told CNN. "All of a sudden we heard huge gunshots and glass coming through the…

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        cont.
        windows. We ducked with the other diners," she said. She grabbed the arm of a woman on the floor. The woman didn't respond. The woman was shot in the chest and there was blood all around her. At least 14 people were killed in Le Petit Cambodge, authorities said.

        "• Four attackers were killed, including three who were wearing explosives belts, at Bataclan during the police raid, Paris police spokesman Michel Cadot told France Info radio.

        "• There is great alarm over the apparent methodology and likely planning that would have been needed to pull off such a series of attacks, one U.S. counterterrorism official told CNN. The attacks resembled tactics that have been used by a number of terror groups — including al Qaeda's focus on mass casualties and visibility, and the small, tactical nature of attacks that are more the hallmark of ISIS and its acolytes. It is still not clear who is responsible.

        "• U.S. citizens in Paris who are safe are being asked by the State Department to call their families. Those Americans in France needing assistance should call 001-202-501-4444. Americans concerned about loved ones in Paris should call 1-888-407-4747. An official told CNN the hotline was flooded with calls.

        "• Michael Dorio, brother of a member of the band that was playing at the Bataclan concert, said he spoke to Eagles of Death Metal drummer Julian Dorio about 20-30 minutes after the attack. "He said he had been performing and heard the gunshots. They…

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

          cont.
          stopped playing and hit the deck and went backstage and exited," Michael Dorio told CNN.

          "• BFMTV reports that SWAT units stormed Bataclan and that the siege was over. Two attackers were killed, a police union said. Police brought out at least 100 hostages from the concert hall, a CNN producer said; some appear to be wounded. Hollande told reporters outside Bataclan that "terrorists capable of carrying out such atrocities must know that they will face a France that is determined and united."

          "• Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman told CNN the death toll is going to rise significantly. "We are facing an unknown and historic situation in Paris," he said.
          http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/13/world/paris-shooting/

          • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

            And if the people were allowed to carry concealed what would have happen, terrorist dead in seconds, dumb laws end badly, it also ends bad governments, it also ends all life on this planet when corporations with their lawyers running the show! It will take cook to beat a crook it seems, so let the people hire the best one then shot him after the job is done! Cheers!

  • Cooter

    OT
    Bloomberg news shows that reactor #3, at Fukushima Dai-Ichi is back up and running. Stating that;
    "Employees check a rod containing plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel being loaded into the No. 3 reactor at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station."

    This is no mistake. This is pure propaganda of an insidious kind. Every professional reporter, asshole, in that stinking paper knows the false message they are sending to the sheeple. Even the intelligent ones. Coast is clear, Fukushima Dai-Ichi is back on line. Also there was no explosion other than GE burning documents and they got carried away. Blame GE.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-13/toshiba-drops-to-lowest-since-2012-after-nuclear-unit-writedown

    • Cooter; that is really evil…

      They give the impression building 3 is still there, everything is back to normal.

      Look ma, shiny new building, clean water, nice white uniforms, everytihng is good at FUKU.

      That pic has to be from 2010 or before..

    • razzz razzz

      Cooter: You could always email the editor and point out their mistake. Hard to believe Bloomberg would be so completely stupid with their own news story unless they planned it that way. Ask'em.

      • Cooter

        I'll ask them.

        IMO, Bloomberg knew exactly what they were doing. Deceiving the citizens of the world. This type of "flash" information, in the form of a picture is what you will remember from this article, not the content of this pablum article.

        As a reader your first impressionable view is the picture. You read the caption believing (truthfully in the picture) that Fukushima, Dia-ichi, reactor #3 is up and running (now and has been). This is a powerful mindset to have delivered to your brain, even if it is not true, even if you know unit #3 went to hell, the impression is true and set.

        Is this a picture of fukushima, diani in the article or an old dia-ichi, as doc suggested?

        • razzz razzz

          The caption in the link refers to MOX fuel (plutonium and uranium mix) being loaded into Unit 3 at Daiichi so the stock photo is probably correct. What Bloomberg is trying to imply? What exactly has caused Toshiba to take a balance sheet loss is the question?

  • rogerthat

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2015/11/13/cuomo-administration-denies-critical-certification-at-indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-via-ecowatch/

    Cuomo Administration Denies Critical Certification at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant via EcoWatch

    Citing numerous environmental and public safety concerns, the New York Department of State (DOS) has filed an objection to Entergy’s request for a Coastal Consistency Determination for the Indian Point nuclear plant.

    This objection has the potential to block Entergy’s request for a 20-year extension of its operating license for the plant’s Unit 2 and Unit 3 reactors and require the closure of Indian Point as soon as next year.

    In its objection, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has highlighted many concerns over Indian Point, including:

    The plant’s massive intake of 2.5 billion gallons of water of day for cooling, which heats the nearby river, killing aquatic life.

    A dubious history of operational accidents including transformer explosions and other component malfunctions.

    The nuclear power plant’s location near two active seismic faults.

    Risks of catastrophic events due to flooding and sea-level rise.

    Indian Point’s location near the nation’s most heavily populated area and its proximity to critical ecological resources and drinking water.

    Electromagnetic interference with transmission lines and pipelines.

    Violations of state water quality standards posed by the continued operation of the…

    • rogerthat

      Risks regarding the storage of on-site nuclear waste in overly dense spent fuel pools; and

      Radiological leaks from spent fuel pools and other components, which have already resulted in large plumes of groundwater contamination under the site that leach into the Hudson River.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Mysteriously missing, failed to appear.
    They think it's some sort of rabbit in the hat trick?

    Fish Factor: Westward Tanner Season Called Off Again, Alaska a Winner in the TPP
    Nov 11 2015

    http://www.topix.com/city/kodiak-ak/2015/11/fish-factor-westward-tanner-season-called-off-again-alaska-a-winner-in-tpp

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      "..The TPP still has a long way to go. The trade deal must still be ratified by each country, including the U.S., and it faces stiff opposition on several fronts. Rogness predicted it will be at least two years before the TPP is approved.."

      When this is a accurate prediction , then the opposition has two years to force the human component in to this monster untill it becomes something sustainable in equillibrium with biological mandatory and human dignity life conditions..

  • rogerthat

    http://www.sanclementetimes.com/meeting-examines-economics-of-decommissioning-spent-nuclear-fuel-storage/

    Meeting Examines Economics of Decommissioning, Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage

    by Staff on November 12, 2015

  • rogerthat

    http://www.abqjournal.com/675137/news/somewhere-north-of-12b-says-nmed-secretary.html

    What price a LANL cleanup? Somewhere north of $1.2B, says NMED secretary
    By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer
    Friday, November 13th, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This story has been corrected from an earlier version to provide an accurate amount of the federal dollars LANL is expected to receive for environmental cleanup next fiscal year.

    POJOAQUE – The federal Department of Energy has estimated that it will cost $1.2 billion to clean up all the radioactive and hazardous waste at Los Alamos, but New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn says he believes that amount is “far too low.” …

  • BREAKING: PA NPP in ‘Hot Shutdown’ over valve closure
    Feb. 2015
    Hot Shutdown
    The plant inserted all control rods into the reactor core during the scram, according to the NRC.
    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2015/02/pennsylvania_nuclear_power_pla.html
    Nuclear Events: Automatic Reactor Scram – Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant, Pennsylvania
    11/12/2015
    https://tlarremore.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/nuclear-events-automatic-reactor-scram-susquehanna-nuclear-power-plant-pennsylvania/

    [submitted]

    • General User General User

      “All control rods inserted and both reactor recirculation pumps TRIPPED due to reactor water level…
      Reactor water level lowered to -37 inches causing Level 3 (+13 inches)
      and level 2 (-38 inches) (Division 2 only) isolations

      The Susquehanna plant is in Salem Township, Luzerne County, about 75 miles northwest of Allentown, PA.

      IF, I translate that correctly; they had only 12" {out of 50"] inches of water left covering the core! Thank You very much,{Nuclear} scare the FUKU out of me. [Merci Beaucoup, effrayent l'FUKU hors de moi]

      Peace All

  • General User General User

    From the same NRC report. Thanks MT1000

    SECONDARY CONTAINMENT INOPERABLE…{too little negative pressure}
    On November 12, 2015 at 11:32 hrs…{AT the same time as the 'scram'}caused when Reactor Building… Zone II differential pressure… oscillated between 0.23 and 0.43 inches…water gauge…oscillations subsided at 15:01

    Perhaps the Primary Containment pressure spiked high enough to begin leaking around the refueling seals into secondary containment?
    We will never read THAT in any NRC report…

    Peace All

  • rogerthat

    http://drones.pitchinteractive.com

    Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A visualization of all documented drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004

    Since 2004, drone strikes have killed an estimated 3341 people in Pakistan

    Less than 2% of the victims are high-profile targets
    The rest are civilians, children and alleged combatants …

    – So my question is, if you are a pakistani wedding party and get blown up by a drone, do you feel better because it wasn't a suicide bomber, or can't you tell the difference?

  • Nick

    Perpetuawar:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/string-of-paris-terrorist-attacks-leaves-over-120-dead/2015/11/14/066df55c-8a73-11e5-bd91-d385b244482f_story.html

    This is WWIII, a war without borders, but against enemies real or contrived.

    Global Peace is the only solution.

    We created this mess with our Shock and Awe in 2003.

    This is blowback on the most horrific scale.

    All of us need to rethink everything.

    Are we going to now have a war against Islam?

    Oh the idiocy of it all.

    Waging peace is the hardest lesson humans never learned.

    Oil will start to rise in price (look at the numbers for 11/13).

    How do you bomb idiotology?

    Morass.

    The whales are dying because we kill ourselves.

  • Checkmate

    Truth about cancer needs your help…If you remember from the series, we interviewed Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who is healing people from cancer every day with his antineoplaston therapies.

    Well, as we’ve shared many times before, actually curing cancer would be detrimental to the pharmaceutical industry. So much so that they’re willing to do whatever it takes to silence the doctors and keep their poisons as the only solutions.

    They’re trying to do that now with Dr. Burzynski by revoking his medical license and we need your help.

    We’re asking for volunteers in the Austin area to go to the State Office of Administrative Hearings on the morning of Nov 19th and exercise your right to protest these absurd charges and hearings.

    It's 9:00 am on Tuesday, November 19, 2015, at 300 West 15th Street, Fourth Floor, Austin, Texas. Hearings will continue through November 25, 2015, before recessing until January 19, 2016, when it will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. and continue through January 29, 2016, if necessary.

    There will be a lot of media attention and we need to show how powerful our voices are and that we will NOT be silenced.

    Thanks all enewers…

  • A timeline, to try and give some perspective:

    September 2014: totally against international law, the US starts bombing Syria, purportedly targeting ISIS.

    September 2014 – September 2015: the flow of refugees coming out of Syria doubles, creating the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War. We are told they are fleeing ISIS.

    September 2015: at the invitation of the Syrian government, Russia begins bombing rebel groups in Syria, including ISIS.

    October/November 2015: the Russian bombing campaign allows Syrian ground troops to re-take lots of territory.

    November 11th: France dispatches its only aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf.

    November 12th: the US starts a massive bombing campaign in support of Kurdish troops, who purportedly aim to capture the Iraqi town of Sinjar, close to the Syrian border.

    November 13th am: it’s announced that Jihaddi Johnny has ‘probably been killed’. Mr Johnny remains front page news all day.

    November 13th pm: terror attacks in Paris kill more than 140 people. The media immediately say that ISIS are behind the attacks.

    November 14th am: one of the dead terrorists is found to be carrying a Syrian passport.

    November 14th pm: Syrian peace talks begin in Vienna.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Secret blueprint of a nuclear torpedo ..Russia just somehow 'flashed'?
    The US always so coy.
    Trying to imply the Russians are the only dingbats in the room?

    The Nuclear Torpedo Declassified U.S. Nuclear Test Film #46
    7/15/2013

    http://nuclear-news.net/2013/07/15/insane-nuclear-weapons-nuclear-torpedo-and-nuking-the-moon/

  • Obe, gun ownership is widespread in France.

    Where I live, in a very rural part of France, you see people carrying weapons all the time. In big cities like Paris very few citizens carry firearms.

    Of course, automatic weapons are banned everywhere in France; but of course you can still easily buy them, just like in most other countries.

    Until quite recently, France was the biggest arms supplier to the Middle East. It's now been overtaken by the other usual suspects, the UK and US.

    We really do live in a mad world.

  • Jebus Jebus

    We might as well all just go crazy. 😐

    We're killing every living thing on this planet, for a buck…

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/blue_buffalo.html

    Crazy people even kill their best friends and wonder why…

  • Nick

    This is GMI.

    As much as I jest about the acronym, deep down I have a sorrow.

    Our sanity is dependent on hormonal balance.

    The toxic at the atomic level industrial chemicals of our modern era destroy respiratory processes at the cellular level, oxidizing the crucial hormones into useless bits of fluff, which, in turn, distorts our sense of self, our very soul presence, so to speak, in this world.

    Nothing else makes sense.

  • Nick

    The DU we dropped in the desert has come back to haunt the streets of Paris.

    Totally, absofuckalootly, batshit, insane.

    Welcome to the new reality.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Very ugly "reality" indeed! 🙁

  • Nick

    We can clang all we want for climate change, but where our real battle lies is in winning the hearts of soulless humans.

    No treaty signed around a large, polished to a mirror finish, cherrywood table will bring back the dead in Paris.

    So, too, with any diplomatic crap about reducing carbon dioxide.

    Let's get real for once.

    We need, absolutely, to learn the ways of the peacemakers. Only they will lead us out of these dark times.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Friday the 13th Paris False Flag Terrorist Attack Predictive Programming in 2004 movie Team America
    Nov 13 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47OaJafYx5E

    The guy might have run it out a little far…(maybe)

    But that Team America bit ..priceless.

  • Nick

    If it is fear that we want, then I am afraid.

    If it is hope and tenderness for the unborn, then I am optimistic.

    For now, Nick is pessimistic.

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