Unprecedented: ‘Cataclysmic’ die-off of birds on entire West Coast — Beaches covered with dead bodies — Professor: It’s tragic… never seen anything like this… We ignore it at our peril… Canary in the coalmine for us… Scrambling to figure out what’s going on with ecosystem (VIDEOS)

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Statesman Journal, Jan 2, 2015 (emphasis added): Why is the beach covered in dead birds?…  “I’ve never seen that many before”… a mass die-off [is] going on along the entire West Coast… “To be this lengthy and geographically widespread, I think is kind of unprecedented,” [said Phillip Johnson of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition].

Oregonian, Jan 6, 2015: Dave Nuzum, a wildlife biologist… said his office continues to field calls from concerned beach-goers who come across a grisly scene: Common murres and Cassin’s auklets dead on the beach in great numbers… Oregon is the cataclysm’s epicenter… He doesn’t expect the crush of deaths to let up any time soon… [It's] up to 100 times greater than normal annual death rates.

Prof. Julia Parrish, Univ. of Washington School of Aquatic & Fishery Science, Jan 6, 2015: This is the worst wreck of cassins auklets that we’ve ever seen on the West Coast… Certainly we are concerned… Is it that there’s less of their food, or perhaps that food has changed its distribution?… How many cassins may actually be suffering in this particular mortality event? We’re working with oceanographers and atmospheric scientists to try and discover whether there’s something in the environment which is signaling a difference, signaling a change. >> Full broadcast

Prof. Parrish #2, Jan 6, 2015: We’re seeing some adults wash up… The bumper crop [born this year] can’t quite explain [this]… We’re easily seeing tens of thousands, if not actually more… Normally [they] can exist out in the N. Pacific [far] from the coastline over the winter. We think that the population for some reason has snugged up to the coast… Unfortunately the cassins are the canary in the coalmine for us, so they’re telling us something is going on. To put it mildly, we’re still scrambling to figure out what’s going on with the ecosystem… Of course, everybody always wants to point the finger at climate change. The thing about climate change is it’s a very slow, steady change. >> Full broadcast

CBC, Jan 7, 2014: More than 100,000 carcasses… have been found… up to 100 times the normal number are washing ashore… “It’s a tragic event… We have never seen a die-off of Cassin’s like this, so that in and of itself says something” [said Parrish].

CBC News excerpts, Jan. 6, 2015:

  • CBC: It is a West Coast mystery — a mass die-off.
  • Prof. Parrish: [It's] certainly indicating to us that there is something wrong.
  • CBC: Necropsies show no disease, no viruses, no bacteria.
  • Parrish: Tens of thousands of birds dead on the beach is something that we just can’t ignore — we ignore that at our peril.
  • Full broadcast here
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  • dunkilo

    im here with my good son..showing him the truth …its his generation that will have to deal with this stuff..its sad that i must do this ,but i want him to know,and to pass the word along to his highschool friends..They are the future:)


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    • FixItStupid FixItStupid

      I am Doing Same My Son & All His Friends & show Them this site & my Geiger counter when it's raining…
      As many YouTube videos on the subject as I can… The book that Nutsforart UTube http://youtu.be/0xj0lBa9DoE reading on YouTube IF that doesn't open the young peoples Eyes
      I don't know what will…..??????
      BY TAMPLIN & GOFMAN 1970 POPULATION CONTROL THROUGH NUCLEAR POLLUTION THEY HAVE KNOW ALL ALONG SICK WITH GREED LAWYERS PHYSICISTS MEDICAL DOCTORS THE BANK POLITICIANS YOU KNOW THE EDUCATED PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTING US AND GET US TO HAVE BETTER WORLD?????? THEY'VE DONE THAT THEY KILLED IT


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Great video, thanks. I just watched Part 2 of NutsForArt's video on Gofman's and Tamplin's book. Excellent.

        Thank you for sharing.

        The book stated the nuclear industry/weapons complex was already allowing 20 times what had been normal background radiation by the time the book was published. NutsForArt made the point that Fukushima (and add in all the other accidents since then) have exponentially increased our exposure.

        I was thinking (and you must have been wondering too, WNTF), what President Kennedy would have thought if he had been able to see forward, into the future, and into our time.

        What might he have said, thought about it? He was an excellent speaker, highly intelligent, and far ahead of his time. Where are the John Kennedy's, the Gofman's and Tamplin's of the world today?

        We need you.


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  • Dick Shenary

    For those who urged me to write to various government nuclear related agencies, I will do so. I will ask them for any medical research that substantiates hormesis theory and I will ask them to recommend a safe level of radiation dose for the purposes of immune system stimulation. For control purposes the doses will have to be internal. Now if this site (enenews.com)is carefully watched, my letters will go unanswered. But if the federal government is as incompetent as I think, I may receive some responses. Any return letters will be shared here.


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    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Go for it DS. Will watch for govt replies.
      Been thinking of how we could all contribute to a letter to our reps in congress.


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      • Dick Shenary

        I have been down the letters to our Congressional Reps. road regarding food chain radiation testing. The responses I received were extremely disappointing. Senator Feinstein's staff told me that the WHO had Fukushima well in hand as to the expected health problems and that the princely sum of ten billion dollars will be spent by TEPCO for Fukushima site restoration. Apparently staff holds out hope that someday Fukushima will be rebuilt. Someone please tell me what is the point in writing to our representatives who appear to be so clueless.


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        • Bill Duff

          TX Republicans Cornyn, Cruz & Culberson prefer that we all DIE of ARS. I prefer to hang them, to writing them.


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        • :|

          Clueless or playing dumb?

          Soon they will claim they were misinformed or mislead. That will probably happen right after they pass the buck. ;)

          IMO – Hormesis is pure HUBRIS. It's a damaging LIE!
          (A better name might be 'hubrisis'.)

          There are NO SAFE LEVELS of radiation spewing out of the ongoing TRIPLE MELTDOWNS at Fukushima.

          The nuclear theory ‘radiation hormesis’ – the hypothesis that low doses of ionizing radiation are beneficial – is “an incredible lie”… Essentially what they are doing is PROMOTING their technology with this incredible lie,”
          - Karl Grossman July 27, 2011 Press-TV


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  • Bill Duff

    The NWO Nuclear Village is a murderous pack of liars and thieves.


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    • Dick Shenary

      Yes BD and the OWO (old world order) Nuclear Village wasn't much better, in fact during the first days of nuclear technology is when science and the pursuit of truth were separated. Just like the famous movie, government spokesmen were heard to say "you can't handle the truth".


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      • Bill Duff

        PAX Americana provided a defense against Marxist exterminations. China and Russia have not been communist nations for a couple of decades. The NWO is a hollow and decadent mockery.


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        • Dick Shenary

          Bill – You get half credit for this post. You are correct regarding Russia and wrong regarding China. The Peoples Republic of China to this very day consider themselves to be communists. Just because they act like capitalists does not mean they consider themselves to be capitalists.


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        • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

          Russia: Kremlin Takeover of the Russian Oil Industry?
          “…In Russia these days, a lot of old is new again. In fact, the Russian oil and gas sector’s new paradigm can be summarized in two words: “state domination.” The free market has been abandoned. For example, last December the tax authorities bankrupted YUKOS, a major oil company, for allegedly failing to pay taxes. The government sold YUKOS’ main production unit, Yuganskneftegaz, to the state-owned company Rosneft, using a straw company as an intermediary. Chinese state banks apparently financed the purchase with $6 billion in loans. To top it off, Rosneft is merging with state-owned Gazprom, the largest natural gas company in the world.
          “And in mid-February, Yuri Trutnev, the Russian Minister of Natural Resources, has announced that Moscow will keep Western firms from bidding on major natural resources mining and drilling licenses.
          “Thus, the Kremlin, not the private sector, has become the key decision maker in licensing oil fields, determining the location of pipelines and approving consortia for production and transportation.
          “The biggest problems in the post-YUKOS Russian oil sector are the intrusive role of the state, overregulation, the violation of property rights and opaque transactions. Plus, foreign investors are made to feel unwelcome. Exxon and Total, a French firm, recently announced that they would scale down involvement in Russia’s oil markets, and capital flight from Russia has increased from $2.9…


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            cont.
            from $2.9 billion in 2003 to between $9 billion and $12 billion last year.
            “There’s reason for the United States to be nervous about this turn of events. And we’re not alone. Vladimir Putin’s economic adviser Andrey Illarionov called the sale of Yuganskneftegaz the ‘swindle of the year’ and warned that Russia is on its way to joining the Third World economically. While Illarionov was demoted for his candor, he was not fired. Clearly, the Russian elite is deeply divided over energy policy.
            But this is about more than energy. Russia’s government is using energy policy to again become a major player on the international stage.
            “The government-owned Gazpromneft (the combined Gazprom and Rosneft) will be a huge global company, bigger than Petroleas de Venezuela and comparable to Saudi Arabia’s Aramco (both state monopolies). It will function as a potent instrument of Russian foreign policy throughout the region and around the world.
            “Russia also wants to play a more robust role in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe and Asia. It is buying up strategic infrastructure companies, such as pipelines, refineries and electric grids, as well as ports in Georgia, Hungary and Ukraine.
            “Moreover, there are hopes in some quarters that Russia’s energy, supplemented by Iran and Venezuela, can power a global coalition with China and the Muslim world to offset U.S. hegemony. Russian officials have hinted that 20 percent of Yuganskneftegaz would be sold to China…


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            cont.
            and Japan in the Far East.
            “After 9/11, many hoped Russia and Eurasia would provide a welcome addition, if not an alternative, to Middle East oil. That hope is now waning. Russian oil still faces many real challenges above and beyond government re-nationalization. These hurdles include an antiquated pipeline network (which is a government monopoly) as well as high production and transportation costs. …”
            http://capitalismmagazine.com/2005/04/russia-kremlin-takeover-of-the-russian-oil-industry/


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        • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

          Is Putin’s Totalitarianism Inevitable?
          “…Today, it is hardly necessary to argue the criminal nature of Putin’s government and his circle. It is obvious. Its starkest proof lies in the illegitimacy of legislative and executive authorities established through falsified elections. Election rigging, let me remind you, is a criminal offence. Furthermore, it is confirmed by an unconstitutional redistribution of power, in which the president usurped the power of the government and its agencies. Finally, a series of corruption scandals involving deputies and officials of the highest rank demonstrates the criminal character of the current government.
          “In Russia, civic organizations, whether they want to or not, become political actors for one simple reason: the authorities have imposed control over all public activities and even private lives, which they view as a subject of political government.
          “The authorities determine:
          • what kind of literature we can read and what kind of literature is considered extremist;
          • what confessions are traditional and what confessions need to be limited;
          • in which cases people are allowed to protest and in which cases they are not;
          • what people can be invited to speak on television and what people should be banned;
          • what kind of sexual relationships can be considered traditional and patriotic and what kind of sex should not even be mentioned;

          cont.


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            cont.
            • what words can be used to scold in the media and what words cannot be used;
            and so on. There are already too many prohibitions in public and private life.
            “All of this has become a part of the political sphere. These are clear symptoms of totalitarianism, in which the authorities control all public initiatives and, if possible, citizens’ private lives. Today, the authorities have already shown us the direction of their movement, and one doesn't need an exceptional imagination to see the final destination.
            “It's already hard to change such a direction, and the further along it we move, the harder this task will be. Today, only a public that engages the political opposition as a tool of reform is capable of such a change. In fact, a substantial part of the public has to join the opposition in order to achieve any noticeable success. This is not an easy task, and under the conditions of the emerging tyranny and its repressions against civil society, it's twice as hard. However, there is no other way—this tumor will not disappear on its own!

            “The authorities are putting a lot of effort into neutralizing real opposition. First we have seen criminal prosecution, administrative penalties, and extrajudicial repressions. The authorities openly limit citizens' constitutional rights, which is a severe criminal offense. Those rights are the right to elect, to protest, to freely access and disseminate information, to govern the country, and many others. cont.


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            cont.
            The authorities do not limit themselves to court prosecutions and employ police brutality and lawlessness. All of this is accompanied by the vulgar propaganda campaign in state-controlled media, mostly on television.
            “Despite this, the opposition still retains a good chance to maintain a dignified resistance. This chance is mostly rooted in the growing public dissatisfaction with the Kremlin's policies. Putin's ratings are declining, and no one can even think of United Russia, the ruling party of the State Duma, without also thinking of the nickname that has been stuck to its title: the “party of crooks and thieves.”
            “For many years, public polls have been showing that approximately 30 to 40% of the vote in Russia is consistently democratic; that number is probably even higher in Moscow. Meanwhile, at the peak of the 2011–2012 protests, no more than 1% of the city population went out into the streets. The opposition needs to analyze this situation to understand why it happened. What is the reason for the opposition's low popularity among the public while dissatisfaction with the current authorities is so high? Perhaps the opposition has to take a critical look at itself and not accuse the public of passivity and cowardice.
            “I believe that the key faults of the liberal opposition today are its promiscuity in making political connections; its lack of a distinct face and recognizable political image;
            cont.


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            cont.
            and its lack of a comprehensive, constructive, and consistent political program. The liberal opposition sacrificed its image for the sake of a tactical alliance with the communists and nationalists, which undermined its popularity. This has been accompanied by a hardly attractive cooperation with certain officials, including members of the legislative body, which is inexplicable for an opposition that considers all federal authorities illegitimate.
            “The key faults of the liberal opposition today are its promiscuity in making political connections; its lack of a distinct face and recognizable political image; and its lack of a comprehensive and constructive political program.
            “Perhaps the liberal opposition has lost all of its appeal in the eyes of the voters, so now it's time for it to seriously rebrand itself and build new political entities on newer, more pure bases. The opposition needs to reduce the gap between itself and the public. It's the authorities who can afford to display a condescending attitude toward the public, based on their possession of arms and control of the repressive machine, and to ignore public demands. The liberal opposition does not possess such resources, and thank God for that! But it has to represent the hopes and interests of the part of our society that sees future Russia as democratic and free. Attempts to be liked by everyone—the left and the nationalists alike—will lead to one end:

            cont.


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            cont.
            the liberal opposition will lose face and mass support. It will be left with a small, politically active group of supporters—the one we have seen at recent protests. This group is big enough to label a protest as successful but will never be sufficient to make a serious change in the country.
            “Meanwhile, the weakness of the opposition and the passivity of society work in favor of the authorities. The restoration of the Soviet order is progressing by “seven-league steps,” as they used to write in the Soviet newspapers. This path involves legislation, politically motivated cases, forced emigration, and even symbolic gestures like the restoration of Brezhnev’s memorial plate. Within such a system, the authorities will feel very comfortable. And one should not be delusional: socialists and nationalists—from moderates to neo-Nazis—will feel just as comfortable in this system. All of these groups are the offspring of the totalitarian system, and today they are dissatisfied with the authorities because they have been marginalized and banned from participating in the state government. They are not opponents of the current authorities; they are their competitors.
            “A restoration of the totalitarian system is practically inevitable at the current low level of public and international resistance to Putin's regime. It's easy to imagine how the situation in Russia will evolve if this resistance remains at the same level.

            cont.


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            cont.
            The aspiration to govern from one center will lead to a hypercentralization of power, which will require the creation of a manifold and effective mechanism of control and repression. There will be no problems with that—legislators and law enforcement agencies have already gotten down to business. There can be no stops on this road. The logic of the repressive regime is simple and obvious: either the authorities will continue to tighten the screws preventing public protest or the public will fight for its place, depriving the authorities of their rigid control. These processes can evolve at various speeds for a long time, but a truce is impossible. Either the authorities will conquer the public or the public will impose its control over the authorities.
            “Agreeing that radical change is necessary, many people hope for a miracle that will help to transform the country without a substantial public effort. This miracle could be a drop in oil prices, a split of the elites, or simply Putin leaving his post. I’m afraid there will be no miracle. None of these scenarios will bring pivotal change.
            “A drop in oil prices, even if it takes place, would harm ordinary people and, in the best-case scenario, would lead to a revolt—but for the people’s welfare, not for their freedom. We survived the drop in oil prices in the mid-80s, and the communist regime collapsed, but our country hasn’t really changed.

            cont.


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            cont.
            Today, we are sliding back into the Soviet past and have nothing to counter the slide with.
            “A split of the elites would shatter the stability of the authorities but would only cause the political forces to regroup and, in the best-case scenario, to create a new system of power on the old bases. Even if the new authorities, created from the pieces of the old system with small additions from the opposition, did decide to implement political reforms, they would be unlikely to be successful. Reforms “from above” do not take root and flourish—the Russian experience of the last 25 years has proved this. Such reforms become a bargaining chip in the political game, and there will always be a player who will want to exchange them for his or her own political ambitions.
            “Even Putin’s departure would not change the very nature of this system. Moreover, his departure—either voluntary or under the pressure of his associates—would most likely lead to the introduction of a tougher ruler, according to the logic of the evolution of the repressive system. However much we want change for the better, we need to remember that the bad is not always replaced by the good—very often, it’s replaced by something worse.
            “There is no hope for change if one counts on luck alone, without the public making an effort. Each time, trusting its fate to some former secretary of the regional committee of the Communist Party or to some former KGB colonel,
            cont.


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            cont.
            the public loses another chance for Russia’s renaissance. History doesn’t give out a lot of chances. The only real—perhaps difficult and even sacrificial—chance to reverse Russia’s centuries-long, dead-end course and direct it to the democratic path is to create public pressure on the authorities “from below,” thus transforming them from an independent force into a government tool—a tool that will regulate the public through democratic institutions. It all depends on the opposition….”
            http://imrussia.org/en/analysis/politics/512-is-putins-totalitarianism-inevitable


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) Praising the Truth

            The opposition includes 3 different Communist parties.

            Modern face of Russian communism
            November 25, 2013 Elena Bazina, special to RBTH
            “More than 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian communists hope to return to power. …”
            http://rbth.com/politics/2013/11/25/modern_face_of_russian_communism_32023.html


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  • m a x l i

    Last time I checked, I could not purchase my daily dose of plutonium which keeps me healthy in my local pharmacy between the vitamins and aspirin. Is there a secret government plan to deprive us commoners of what is good for us? Should we take to the streets in thousands in order to demand what is our right?

    I'm looking forward to hearing more from you, Dick Shenary. When you write your letters, tell them I'm very disappointed! :)


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  • Ki11more Ki11more

    So very very sick of the mainstream 'bullshit and lies' machine that continues to push ever forward with their so called progress… this, in spite of the 'clear as day' warning signs that the whole life supporting ecosystem is just clear bleeding out at this point in time…we're sacrificing more and more species at an ever accelerating pace as the environment is fast reaching saturation point from mans ever more sophisticated toxic brews, both chemical, biological and radiological.
    How much longer does the human race continue to sit totally distracted by the total unreality fed to them via all media before they wake up?
    It would seem that no matter what, its probably, even now, fast approaching too little, too late….


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Iran's nuclear agreement to facilitate Japanese firms' investment in Iranian projects
    Jan 11 2015

    http://en.trend.az/iran/nuclearp/2351916.html

    ""We are willing to sign economic and cultural memoranduems of understanding with Iran," he said, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Jan. 11.

    "We hope that the negotiations that Iran has seriously started with P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) will yield peaceful results and private Japanese companies won't have any restriction for operation in Iran," Haneda said."


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oops..meant for general discussion.


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  • Dick Shenary

    This thread seems to be running out of steam and that partially explains my recent venting.


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  • Bill Duff

    Russians reject the Goldman Sachs Corporatist New World Order. The Russian Citizenry have had bad experiences with Fascism, Stalinist Communism and Muzzies.


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  • Bill Duff

    That Dangerousdumbass Obama has pushed the Doomsday Clock to 11:59:59.


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