By Zen Gardner
by Zen Gardner
There comes a time when a coming convergence becomes apparent. But when it spells possible doom people are not too eager to see it.
But see it we must. Because sound the alarm we must…as well as prepare.
Funny how that’s another thing “they” minimize and belittle. “Conspiracy freak” leads into “gloom and doom preacher”, “fear and hate monger” etc., all being cleverly wrapped into the “terrorist” catch-all these fascist days.
F’ing bastards. Always missing the point on purpose to divert and betray.
Our Surreal News
With several recent realities finally striking home there’s hope people are catching on.
Shrimping is finally banned off the Gulf of Mexico due to horrific deformities and lesions in specimens being found (duh); the arrival of radioactive Japan tsunami debris on the US west coast(reality strikes); the continued massive radioactive releases into the air and water around Fukushima finally getting attention (hello!), and growing concerns about earthquake causing “fracking” in the U.S. (again, reported?)
Something’s seriously amiss. And that’s just a sampling.
All these man made anomalies are outrageous. And the Fukushima mutation weirdness has hardly begun with the millions of tons of nuclear contaminated water being continually, and dutifully I might add, dumped off of Japan.
Just wait to see what’s brewing in the toxic sea. The mutations and die-offs have started, but just barely. It will get very distressing. Continue Reading
Fukushima now radiating everyone!
By Mac King
The aftermath of the tsunami that ransacked the Japanese coast led to one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in the history of the world. Now, two researchers believe it may also have played some role in killing tens of thousands of Americans.
“[It’s] 155,000 deaths,” Joseph Mangano said, ”so we’re not talking about an increase from three to five deaths. We’re talking about quite a few.”
Mangano works at the Radiation and Public Health Project. The report he co-authored for a medical journal suggesting a link between Fukushima fallout and an increase in deaths in the United States has stirred up some controversy.
“The authors appeared to start at a conclusion,” Scientific American’s Michael Moyer wrote, “ – babies are dying because of Fukushima radiation – and work backwards, torturing their data to fit their claims.”
But Mangano said his critics miss the point.
“We have not stated conclusively that Fukushima fallout killed 22,000 Americans,” he said.
Instead, he and co-author Dr. Jannette Sherman cite numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly morbidity report. That data showed a large spike in deaths – particularly infant deaths – in the 14 weeks following the Fukushima meltdown.
“And the highest ones,” Mangano said, “were in Boise, Idaho.” Continue Reading
After the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years, authorities in Canada said people living here were safe and faced no health risks from the fallout from Fukushima.
They said most of the radiation from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant would fall into the ocean, where it would be diluted and not pose any danger.
Dr. Dale Dewar wasn’t convinced. Dewar, a family physician in Wynyard, Sask., doesn’t eat a lot of seafood herself, but when her grandchildren come to visit, she carefully checks seafood labels.
She wants to make sure she isn’t serving them anything that might come from the western Pacific Ocean.
Dewar, the executive director of Physicians for Global Survival, a Canadian anti-nuclear group, says the Canadian government has downplayed the radiation risks from Fukushima and is doing little to monitor them.
It didn’t take long after Fukushima meltdown on March 11, 2011 for concerned individuals to realize that they were not being told the truth about the disaster and its radiological consequences. We immediately turned to each other for information, via the good old-fashioned Internet. Websites likeEnviroReporter.com, Enenews.com, Fairewinds,Committee to Bridge the Gap, Potrblog.com,Rense.com and others stepped up and are continuing to provide critical information on the worst nuclear disaster humanity has faced to date. The information we provide isn’t complete, to be sure, but it’s vital and potentially live-saving.
Don’t count on being able to access uncensored information about Fukushima, or anything else, however, if SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) or its Senate version PIPA (the Protect IP Act) becomes law. While it’s stated purpose is to protect American intellectual property, the bill is loaded with measures that would potentially have a chilling effect on free speech and essentially put an end to the Internet as we know it.
SOPA is supported by large and well-financed entertainment industry groups but opposed by almost all of the major internet entrepreneurs and engineers as well as web-hosting and social networking sites who would find themselves in the unenviable task of playing big brother to their users or being shut down.
“These two pieces of legislation threaten to: Require web services, like the ones we helped found, to monitor what users link to, or upload,” reads “An open letter to Washington” signed by co-founders of Google, Yahoo, and YouTube among others including the founders of eBay, Wikipedia, and Twitter. “This would have a chilling effect on innovation; Deny website owners the right to due process of law; Give the U.S. Government the power to censor the web using techniques similar to those used by China, Malaysia and Iran; and Undermine security online by changing the basic structure of the Internet.” Continue Reading
Source: The Australlian
In defending a lawsuit from a Fukushima Prefecture golf club, lawyers said the radioactive cesium that had blighted the Sunfield Nihonmatsu golf course’s fairways and greens was the club’s problem. The utility has taken a similarly hard line defending claims from ryokan (inn) and onsen (spa) owners.
TEPCO’s lawyers used the arcane legal principle of res nullius to argue the emissions that escaped after the tsunami and earthquake triggered a meltdown were no longer its responsibility. “Radioactive materials (such as cesium) that scattered and fell from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant belong to individual landowners, not TEPCO,” the utility told Tokyo District Court.
The chief operating officer of the prestigious golf course, Tsutomo Yamane, told The Australian that he and his staff were stunned: “I couldn’t believe my ears. I told my employees, ‘TEPCO is saying the radiation doesn’t belong to them’, and they said ‘I beg your pardon’.”
The court rejected TEPCO’s argument, but ruled it was the responsibility of local, prefectural and national governments to clean it up.
The case – and the club’s bid for $160 million in clean-up costs – has proceeded to the High Court amid fears the ruling could result in some local governments being bankrupted.
By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — The first piece of debris that could be identified as washing up on the West Coast from the March 11 tsunami in Japan — a large black float — was found on a Neah Bay beach two weeks ago, Seattle oceanographers Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Jim Ingraham said Tuesday night.
Since then, the two researchers, known as DriftBusters Inc. — who have used flotsam to track wind and water currents in the Pacific since 1970 — have learned that the black, 55-gallon drum-sized floats also have been found on Vancouver Island.
Ebbesmeyer and Ingraham spoke to more than 100 people at Peninsula College and brought the float with them, along with examples of other items that may be showing up on beaches in the next year.
Tons of debris washed out to sea when a tsunami struck northern Japan after a massive magnitude-9.0 earthquake March 11.
About a quarter of the 100 million tons of debris from Japan is expected to make landfall on beaches from southern Alaska to California, possibly in volumes large enough to clog ports, Ebbesmeyer said.
Using models from a historic shipwreck that occurred 20 miles off Neah Bay, Ebbesmeyer and Ingraham have determined the path of debris that comes into that area off the Washington coast. Continue Reading
By Jeff Rense
In the latest example of blatant Federal negligence (coverup), the valiant and ever vigilant FDA and EPA have determined they will not be testing ANY fish from the Gulf Of Alaska. This is another egregious (not that they give a rat’s tail) abandonment of their obligation to watch over the public health and welfare. In this case, the Feds have chosen to protect the Alaskan fishing industry…the public’s right to know and to be kept safe and informed be damned.
The Feds are already protecting the Dairy and Beef and Big Ag industries, so why not the Alaska fisheries, too.
A simple look at the maps below tells the tale of exactly why the Feds SHOULD be monitoring ALL Pacific caught seafood.
First off, the Kuroshio Current (also named the Black Current) flowing northbound just off the East Coast of Japan meets up with the Oyashio Current, flowing southbound next to Japan’s east coast. The two then run off together and head due EAST and become the North Pacific Current.
The venerable North Pacific, as you will see below, jaunts straight across the Pacific and then SPLITS…with half going directly north into the Gulf of Alaska where it swirls and swirls in a sweeping counter-clockwise vortex. Continue Reading
By Tom Burnett of Rense.com
I am going to say this because no one else seems willing to. These are the facts. This is what is happening as we speak. The time to prepare for it in a meaningful way is past.
Money. The world cannot borrow it’s way out of debt. The money that should have been spent during better economic times was not, and there is no more. The world has entered a monetary depression which will result in total chaos, war, misery and horror. There is no longer a way out.
The stock market is now UP on the HOPE that someone, somewhere can fix the mess in Europe. They HOPE that because they are anxious to believe that the fools which created all these problems have a magic bullet. They don’t.
Equity markets have been spinning up and down for weeks. Precious metal markets are erratic. Last Friday, September 23, 2011, the markets came within a hair’s breadth of going to the bottom and staying there. They didn’t because someone cooked the books in after hours trading. There ARE no ‘fundamentals’ anymore. Historical trends are meaningless. The world has never been in this place before and it cannot save itself.
The NEXT time the markets go, and it could easily be this week – but it will certainly be this year – they will not rebound. Gold and silver will not go up. They will go to levels last seen about eleven years ago. Everyone who has money in the market will lose it.
Sovereign governments no longer control countries. Bankers control countries. They also own the stock exchanges and can manipulate them by high-speed computerized trading. Politicians and bankers are not your friends. They do not care about you. That’s why you have no home or job. But it gets worse. They don’t intend to feed you homeless layabouts much longer, either. Continue Reading
American Free Press
By Keith Johnson
August 25, 2011
For several months, there has been a news blackout in the United States concerning the devastation and human suffering caused by a 9.0 earthquake that rocked the east coast of Japan on March 11. The resulting tsunami claimed nearly 16,000 lives and made hundreds of thousands homeless.
On the island of Honshu, three reactors at the Daiichi nuclear power facility in Fukushima went into full meltdown. Explosions and fires caused additional damage to other reactors and released vast quantities of poisonous radioactive materials into the environment. Livestock, crops and drinking water within a 75-mile radius of the accident were immediately contaminated. Now, reports of lethal doses of radiation as far as 200 miles away are starting to become more commonplace.
In the United States, a recent report by Janette Sherman, M.D. and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano indicate a 35-percent spike in infant mortality throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Meanwhile, the true extent of the damage and radioactive contamination caused by the Fukushima disaster continues to be downplayed or ignored entirely by the mainstream media. Getting to the truth has been difficult. Continue Reading