09 November, 2017

Alaska Cod and the Blob

Fukashima, the gift that just keeps on giving.

From the Seattle Times, Nov 4,2017

"Gulf of Alaska cod populations appear to have nose-dived, a collapse fishery “the blob”  that peaked in 2015.
scientists believe is linked to warm water temperatures known as
The decline is expected to substantially reduce the Gulf cod harvests that in recent years have been worth — before processing — more than $50 million to Northwest and Alaska fishermen who catch them with nets, pot traps and baited hooks set along the sea bottom."

The Pacific heatwave has driven up temperatures to  a depth of 1,000 feet.
 It means bad times for the fishing industry and changes to enviroment on the west and east coast.
The Pacific is contaminated with Cesium 137.
It is 6 years and counting and they still cannot find a way to stop the ongoing problems caused by Fukushima.

Uncanny Resemblance

Amaging resemblance
Who would be Luke?

06 September, 2017

Two Parties: Two Sides of One Single Coin

I keep saying it.    It remains the truth.
The two parties in the United States are the same, run by the same backers, the same people,with the same goal in sight.
A long time ago I realized that no matter who got into office  nothing.. NOTHING.. changed.

Here is the speech that really got Judge Napolitano fired for telling the absolute truth.

28 May, 2017

Reverse Speech

Reverse speech is frighteningly revealing, if true.
The words heard backwards are not the backwards pronunciation of the forward word at all. Instead it is a completely different word revealing what some believe to be the underlying real thought.

I don't know if its true but it is very interesting and curious.

26 May, 2017

"The Most Contaminated Nuclear Site in the United States"

Hanford nuclear weapons site is just 200 miles southwest of Seattle and is the site of one of the most troubling ongoing nuclear leakages in the United States. Simply stated the plant is falling apart and in dire need of repair. It has been thought that a very large double shell nuclear waste holding tank is leaking boiling radioactive chemical waste.
The holding tank is 41 years old and now more incidents involving workers showing contamination suggest that a second tank is also failing after a tunnel collapse.

  An article in the Wall Street Journal by Jim Carlton cited a joint letter by Governor Kate Brown of Oregon and Washington Governor Jay Inslee as stating, “The May 9th incident should serve as an urgent reminder of the challenges in cleaning up the Hanford site that require a rededication of attention and resources in order to ensure progress continues moving forward,” the governors said in their letter to the Republican president. “The longer it takes to clean up the facilities and structures that store mixed chemical and radioactive waste, the farther and farther they get past their useful lives—causing degradation and more risk of failing.”

Read this article on the Hanford situation titled, What it Took to Demolish the Most Infamous Room at the Hanford Nuclear Site.

While many demand more nuclear plants they do not understand that there is a lack of knowledge and ability to control what we already have.
When you consider that handling nuclear waste is an eternal problem with no solution, it should give pause to any sane person.
Consider Fukushima where they have no idea what to do to stop the meltdown and contain the radiation.

Washington Public Health ran an article on Hanford titled, Hanford's Lethal Legacy.

 Hanford is currently the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States and you can read more on this at Wikipedia.

The infrastructure of the USA is failing. Roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, trains, electrical grids and nuclear facilities.
It is past time to demand action on these things before it is too late.

09 May, 2017

The Independent Press?

John Swinton, editor of the New York Times in the 1880's, made this toast to the 'independent press' at a banquet held in his honor.
The remarks seem to come full circle to our time today.

"There is no such thing in America as an independent press, unless it is in the country towns. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write his honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand that it would never appear in print.

I am paid $150.00 a week for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with—others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things—and any of you who would be so foolish as to write his honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.
The business of the New York journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his race and his country for his daily bread.

You know this and I know it, and what folly is this to be toasting an "Independent Press." We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping-jacks; they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men.
We are intellectual prostitutes."
Swinton began his own newspaper later where he attacked the robber barons of his day.
By the way, $150 in Swinton's day would be $$3,393.65 today.