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March 18, 2011

The Writing on the Wall Series #67: The Spirit of Kokoro (Heart and Soul in Japanese)

Hello everysoul!

Well, sadly, despite the fact that our fellow Japanese brothers and sisters are putting a brave face in the difficult tribulations they are experiencing while their government officials and nuclear plant workers do their best to prevent a slide into utter radioactive chaos, many sources claim that we may be witnessing a repeat of the Chernobyl scenario despite the different design and circumstances involved. Moreover, the scope of the casualties is likely to end up being far higher than what has been announced so far. Although the potential death toll now stand at around 15,000 people according to this article, Nearly 15,000 Dead Or Missing Following Earthquake, I've heard on March 16 a TV5 French news report stating that based on the total number of people listed as missing in the many communities hit by the tsunami, this total could reach over 200,000 people...

Regarding the radioactivity risks, the following excerpt from an assessment made by Kevin Kamp (a specialist in nuclear waste at Beyond Nuclear who has conducted research last year assessing the state of nuclear facilities in Japan) posted on March 11 HERE gives a good idea of what is at stake right now:

"The danger is, the very thermally hot reactor cores at the plant must be continuously cooled for 24 to 48 hours. Without any electricity, the pumps won't be able to pump water through the hot reactor cores to cool them. Once electricity is lost, the irradiated nuclear fuel could begin to melt down in as little as an hour. If the containment systems fail, a catastrophic radioactivity release to the environment could occur. In addition to the reactor cores, the storage pool for highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel is also at risk. The pool cooling water must be continuously circulated. Without circulation, the still thermally hot irradiated nuclear fuel in the storage pools will begin to boil off the cooling water. Within a day or two, the pool's water could completely boil away. Without cooling water, the irradiated nuclear fuel could spontaneously combust in an exothermic reaction. Since the storage pools are not located within containment, a catastrophic radioactivity release to the environment could occur. Up to 100% of the volatile radioactive Cesium-137 content of the pools could go up in flames and smoke, to blow downwind over large distances. Given the large quantity of irradiated nuclear fuel in the pool, the radioactivity release could be worse than the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe of 25 years ago."

A week later, electricity has still not be re-established to the water pumps with the consequences we can all imagine... Of course, there is MUCH more to discover below in this compilation about this acute crisis.

Finally, please allow me to remind you of the important Equinox Meditation: Sixth Step in a Cycle of 12 Globally Synchronized Meditations that will take place this next Sunday - when we will also have the opportunity to join earlier in the day in the current Meditation Focus #221: Anchoring the Golden Path of Light and dedicate a part of this meditation as suggested in the Special Addendum to the Meditation Focus #221 to send our brothers and sisters in Japan a tsunami of loving support to help them cope emotionally and spiritually with the traumatic experience they are going through right now.

Now more than ever we need to walk our spiritual talk and be and shine All That We can Be and Shine...

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

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For your information, many channeled messages in several languages can be found through

According to David Nicol ( of the Gaiafield Project, there will be a Global Meditation for the people of Japan, hosted by Common Passion, on Saturday March 19, 6am PST, 9am EST, 1pm GMT. To listen by webcast, or to listen to the recording after the event, go to

Note à l'intention des abonnés francophones : Vous trouverez une liste de tous les messages de Matthieu traduits en français au

The normal and special features in this compilation are...



1. Deeper insights on Matthew's claim about the Japanese earthquake in his latest message
2. March 16, 2011 message from SaLuSa
3. UFO sightings over Japan predicted in secret British alien report files
4. Earthquake Warning from Russian Institute of Physics of the Earth
5. US overdue for huge Pacific quake: experts
6. Panicked residents start to flee Tokyo as radiation levels rise after 3rd blast at stricken nuclear power plant
7. Were the nuclear reactors designed to be explosive?
8. “Serious Danger of a Full Core Meltdown”: Update on Japan’s Nuclear Catastrophe
9. Bee deaths may signal wider food threat, U.N. says
10. Group seeks forest restoration to cleanse planet
11. The Secret Covenant: A Member of the Illuminati Tells All?
12. The Way Ahead
13. New Key to Ancient Symbolic Language reveals Golden Age civilizations
14. Feedback on the battle of Wisconsin

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"Please look around you. Everything you see is alive – this living dharma. Everything you see is extraordinarily delicate, ephemeral and unique. Look deeply into that leaf, that child, that neighbor, that cricket, that bird on the fence and that mould growing on the edge of the compost bucket. Whatever you see, it involves a whole universe of growing and supporting. Worlds of lived experience inter-being with worlds of living otherness. We shape each other. We live for, and with, and in, and through each other, and still, our understanding is so meager. Breathe for a few moments opening into that extraordinary place of receptivity and silent waiting. Allow your grief, your awe, your sense of wonderment and reverence to bless you with nameless grace. Then touch that leaf, that child, that neighbor, that cricket, bird and mould, with love and gratitude. We are alive – and we live for each other. May we all unfold together in love."

- Tarchin Hearn (New Zealand) – - Check also Cycle of Samatha: A Gentle Encouragement to Appreciate the Present Moment and his other writings

"Enlightenment is not an elusive state of being. It is the undercurrent upon which the river of your life flows. Enlightenment, as well as awakened states of experience, are the latest darlings of the spiritual industry. Everyone is desperately seeking them. Teachers are offering old-world ways to achieve them, while the latest seminars, classes and books are offering new, innovative ways to attain them. To the casual observer, as well as the well-seasoned devotee, enlightenment is an exclusive club to which everyone now wants membership. Furthermore, spontaneous states of experience that flower in their own time are being offered up as the solution or cure-all for the perceived ails of the world. What is enlightenment? And why do you want it? This is what I know. Your soul came into your body. In that moment you were enlightened. The moment you came out of your mother’s womb you were realized. Enlightenment and self-realization are not private clubs. There are no secret handshakes, nor can your membership ever be revoked. Enlightenment is NOT something that you need to attain, nor is it something that can be given to you. In fact, the continual search for enlightenment keeps you away from the truth that you already are just that. When you relax and stop seeking, the experience spontaneously begins to arise from within you. Now stop and take a breath. Completely and spontaneously, these indescribable states of experience are emerging all over the world for no reason. Those who experience these states struggle to describe them as they become their normal states of experience - like fish trying to describe water. Please chill out. Enlightenment is not a destination. It is every human’s birthright, their destiny and their legacy… and we are already there."

- Panache Desai -- Taken from Desperately Seeking ENLIGHTENMENT

"Years ago I offered a session in a maximum security prison for young offenders. The room was filled with young men from all walks of life. At the close of the session their hardened faces and tough personas had softened. As they shared, each spoke of a new feeling within, an experience of peace. Some could tangibly feel an energetic sensation in their hands and even in their hearts. I could see a perceptible change as light emanated from their beings. One young man broke down and began to cry. He asked if even though he had done so many things, to hurt so many people, could God still love him? My answer was yes, the Divine always loves you. With this answer the emotional dam broke within this room of men. Many began to weep as they began to grasp the potential of hope. We’ve all felt like we’ve done things that are unforgivable. We all hold on to guilt, shame and regret over some of the choices we’ve made. It is time to distinguish you, the person, from your choices. You are not defined by what you have done. You are something far greater than your actions. Something that cannot be tarnished, stained or broken. You are the light. You are a Divine being. Life is a continual process of growth and en-light-enment, and your brightest days are yet to come. The Divine promised you an extraordinary life filled with promise, that is your birthright. Shake off the regret and the doubt and walk in faith and trust knowing that your light will lead you home."

- Panache Desai -- Taken from You Are Not Your Choices

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free."

- Catherine Ponder -- Taken from Forgiveness Quotes and Proverbs

"When the energy of love is strong in us, we can send it to beings in all directions. But we must not think that love meditation is only an act of imagination--we imagine our love as being like waves of sound or light, or like a pure, white cloud that forms slowly and gradually spreads out to envelope the whole world. A true cloud produces rain. Sound and light penetrate everywhere, and our love must do the same. We have to observe whether our mind of love is present in our actual contact with others. Practicing love meditation in the sitting position is only the beginning."

- Thich Nhat Hanh -- Taken from The Japanese Nuclear Crisis & The Spring Equinox Cosmic Weather Forecast 2011 where you'll also find at the end of it a Raphael Meditation which reads in part "Find a lovely place in nature, a power spot where you can see the early buds and shoots of spring coming forth upon the Earth, and where you know the nature spirits would feel peaceful, welcome, protected and infused with Universal Life Force Energy. Give a love offering to the Earth. Bring a small crystal and leave it at this place where you know the nature spirits will be gathering, pour out a little water or beverage upon the ground in that place, toss some grain where birds and small ones can get to it. Find a place of protection and power. Sit quietly. Breathe deeply from the stomach. Inhale through the nose to the count of 10. Exhale to the count of 5. Repeat up to 10 times. Relax for a minute. Call upon Archangel Raphael while in prayer or meditation. Ask Raphael to surround and infuse you with the Emerald Ray of Healing. Feel this Emerald Ray within and without you. Spend a few minutes feeling your energetic connection to the earth around you, to your loved ones, and to the emerging life force energy just beginning to manifest in the form of greenery around you. Simply breathe and be, and be healed." If you feel under stress because of all the distressing news related to the extreme tribulations experienced by millions of kin souls in Japan, this may help you refocus and stay connected to and aware your Oneness with all Life, and thus be more at peace in your heart.


Please watch also and meditate on...

Forgiveness and the Freedom of Letting go
Adapted in part from Being Truly Free: Letting Go

A spiritual shift is occurring. Many people around the world have found themselves on the verge of something vast, and their experiences can't be explained. This film introduces the awakening and illustrates the unprecedented number of lives affected by this shift.

We Are Awakening - Song by Deva Premal & Miten


Date: 16 Mar 2011
Subject: Fwd: Good news from Japan
From: Zackoree Harrison (

Jean, This reminds me of what I experienced after the 1972 flood in Rapid City SD, people helping people and a greater sense of community. I was completely struck though, by what she said towards the end of the letter.



A letter from Sendai, Japan

ANNE THOMAS  3/14/2011

Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even more worthy of that name, I am now staying at a friend's home. We share supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater. We sleep lined up in one room, eat by candlelight, share stories. It is warm, friendly, and beautiful.

During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water running in their home, they put out a sign so people can come to fill up their jugs and buckets.

It's utterly amazingly that where I am there has been no looting, no pushing in lines. People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an earthquake strikes. People keep saying, "Oh, this is how it used to be in the old days when everyone helped one another."

Quakes keep coming. Last night they struck about every 15 minutes. Sirens are constant and helicopters pass overhead often.

We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for half a day. Electricity came on this afternoon. Gas has not yet come on. But all of this is by area. Some people have these things, others do not. No one has washed for several days. We feel grubby, but there are so much more important concerns than that for us now. I love this peeling away of non-essentials. Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire group.

There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun. People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking their dogs. All happening at the same time.

Other unexpected touches of beauty are first, the silence at night. No cars. No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered with stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled. The mountains are Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them silhouetted against the sky magnificently.

And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on, and I find food and water left in my entrance way. I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they need help. I see no signs of fear. Resignation, yes, but fear or panic, no.

They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for another month or more. And we are getting constant tremors, rolls, shaking, rumbling. I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that is a bit elevated, a bit more solid than other parts. So, so far this area is better off than others. Last night my friend's husband came in from the country, bringing food and water. Blessed again.

Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother asked me if I felt so small because of all that is happening. I don't. Rather, I feel as part of something happening that much larger than myself. This wave of birthing (worldwide) is hard, and yet magnificent.

Thank you again for your care and Love of me,

With Love in return, to you all,


Wondering how you can help? Aid relief efforts by clicking here to donate to the Japanese Red Cross, or text redcross to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Note from Jean: Among the comments posted there, the following one struck a chord with me:

"Dear Anne, bless your soul for sharing the grace and kindness you witnessed around you. Our hearts are seized with sadness and shock for the people of Japan. It is as if we have been holding our breath the whole time, glued to the news, helpless to the devastation we are seeing. And your letter allowed us to exhale a little. But our prayers will continue. Maybe if the world can hold and send thoughts of love and protection to Japan, the collective power of our wills could help contain the radiation and send it into the core of the earth. That's my prayer to universe. We are definitely going through a giant evolutionary step forward, the good news is that it is toward higher consciousness. The bad news is that it requires a whole new foundation and we are witnessing the global collapse of the old one as we speak. But it is only temporary. Love and blessings to you and the noble and courageous people of Japan."

Then on March 16, Anne also posted the following letter at

Signs of hope in Sendai

Once again I want to write to you about what is happening here. The TV news is frightening beyond belief. In fact, this entire phenomenon seems totally surreal. Beyond the edges of one’s wildest imagination. But I continue picking through the rubble of this experience to find flickers of hope and powerful experiences of beauty.

Yes, the devastation continues, as do deep concerns over the nuclear fallout. But along side of the ongoing horrific news we have started hearing stories of a positive nature. They may be small and subtle, but they are emerging. A doctor, for example, who lost his home and clinic, went to live in an evacuee shelter. He immediately saw the tremendous medical needs there, so began treating patients to the best of his ability. A nurse came in by helicopter to offer her services. During her interview she said, “People must overcome this crisis. We cannot give up.”

Likewise a restaurant owner, who also lost his home, but not his business, opened up shop and offered hot bowls of noodle soup to evacuees for free. “We must help one another,” was his only comment.
Indeed, a friend in Tokyo wrote this to me in an e-mail. “I know that every Japanese people can exersize their best to help others in such serious circumstances and you can rely on their kindness. That is our culture. Of course, I am ready to support you anything you need, so please don’t hesitate, but let me know whatever I can support you.”

In evacuation centers there are puppet shows for children. “It’s to ease their minds,” my friend explained to me. “That is very important.” And for the Japanese one’s state of mind often carries more weight than facts. That is because we have some semblance of control over our mind, no matter what the outer circumstances may be.

In another shelter junior high school students got paper and paints and made a large bright, energetic sign that said, “To have life is profound joy.” It was hung high overhead so everyone could see it and be encouraged by the words.

On local TV stations time is allotted to read messages of people seeking family members. We comfort one another as best as we can. We still say, “Gambarimashou” (We must keep up our fighting spirit). We see shots on TV of family members reuniting, of long lines of people waiting to use free phone service to call home and friends. We see a lot of tears. But so much comfort, so much support.

The city’s basic infrastructure has collapsed, but people are working round the clock to get things back into some sort of normalcy. Water came first in big trucks. Then in some areas it was on after a day. Electricity is also slowly coming back on. Gas will not be available for another month or so because of excessive damage to the pipes. We are all dreaming of a bath, of just being able to wash a bit. But as one woman in a shelter said, “I was so cold at night, but everyone else was, too. So, that gives me courage.” In that context a bath seems so minor.

Buses have resumed on some routes. Some food shops are open for a few hours a day. I noticed a shop open with flowers for graves, for shrines and temples so that the souls of the long ago and recently deceased may have a touch of earthly beauty in heaven.

There is so much support and solidarity. I want to close with another e-mail from a friend who is a university teacher. It, too, is an excellent manifestation of the truly remarkable Japanese “kokoro” (heart and soul).
“I have been trying to find out the situations of some students and friends whom I lost contact with since the earthquake and tsunami attacked this area.

“There are still many students staying and living on campus. Some lost their houses and the others are not sure if their families are OK. When I met them, I just couldn't find right word to cheer them up.

“Today was supposed to be a graduation day which was postponed and might be canceled. When I saw the students at the campus housing this morning, they served me a special breakfast that the juniors cooked for the seniors to celebrate the day. The meal was cold, but really special. I won't forget the taste of it. I am convinced that my students will overcome this tragedy with the positive attitude. I intend to emulate them.”

With Love


... Which elicited the following comment:

"Always the darkest times bring out the very best in our humanity... What we need to fully accept and even welcome in this time of transformation is that the recent events in Japan, and others tremors, shifts, insurrections, and collapses around the world are all a part of one cohesive process, a process that we want, whether we are conscious of this or not... We are being transformed, energetically, from "caterpillar consciousness" to "butterfly consciousness"... Those who are resistant to the change will simply enter the kingdom by another route, dropping the body, and age-old and old age strategy... The new strategy is "conscious dying," willingly dropping the old forms and welcoming the new birth... I am here to assist any and all with this process, and never seek any compensation for my gifts... It is simply my joy to serve in this time of transformation.... BIG LOVE!!"

Related AMAZING story:

Butterfly Evolves Overnight -- So Are We!
The biggest story of hope for humans hit the news a few days ago. The Blue Moon butterfly on Somoa went from virtually extinct (down to 1% male population due to survival crisis) back up to 40% in less than one year! (Stay with me here...) Scientists baffled, say it typically takes hundreds or thousands of years for evolution of this kind to happen (Read Butterfly wins evolutionary race for all the scientific details). So here we have the Blue Moon butterfly making a quantum accelerated evolutionary leap in the blink of an eye!! (Juicy part here) We humans are in the midst of a similar evolutionary leap, due to a crisis of our own. Can you feel it happening? If you're reading this I'll bet you can. Will we fare as well as the Blue Moon? Time will tell ...

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings—even those regarded as enemies.

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

The charter has been translated into more than 30 languages. More on this through where you can affirm your commitment to apply this charter in your life. Read Armstrong's TED wish: A reminder of the golden rule to learn how this charter came into existence.


The Wayseer Manifesto - (Watch in HD, full screen) MUST WATCH!! POWERFUL STUFFFFF!

ATTENTION: All you rule-breakers, you misfits and troublemakers - all you free spirits and pioneers - all you visionaries and non-conformists ...

Everything that the establishment has told you is wrong with you - is more likely what's right with you.

You see things others don’t. You are hardwired to change the world. Unlike 9 out of 10 people - your mind is irrepressible - and this threatens authority. You were born to be a revolutionary.

You can’t stand rules because in your heart you know there’s a better way.

You have strengths dangerous to the establishment - and it wants them eliminated, So your whole life you’ve been told your strengths were weaknesses - Now I’m telling you otherwise.

Your impulsivity is a gift - impulses are your key to the miraculous...
Your distractibility - is an artifact of your inspired creativity...
Your mood swings - reflect the natural pulse of life, they give you unstoppable energy when you’re high and deep soulful insight when you’re low.
Been diagnosed with a "disorder”? That’s society’s latest way to deny it’s own illness by pointing the finger at you. Your addictive personality is just a symptom of your vast underused capacity for heroic, creative expression and spiritual connection. your utter lack of repression, your wide eyed idealism, your unmitigated open mind - didn’t anyone ever tell you?! these are the traits shared by the greatest pioneers and visionaries and innovators, revolutionaries, procrastinators and drama queens, activists on the social scene, space cadets and mavericks, philosophers and derelicts, business suits flying fighter jets, football stars and sex addicts, celebrities with ADD, alcoholics who seek novelty, first responders - prophets and saints, mystics and change agents.

We are - all - the same - you know
‘cuz we’re all affected by the way -
We are - all - the same - you know
‘cuz we’re all attracted to the flame -

You know in your heart that there's a natural order to life,
something more sovereign than any man-made rules or laws could ever express.

This natural order is called "the Way."

The Way is the eternal substrate of the cosmos. It guides the very current of time and space. The Way is known by some as the Will of God, Divine Providence, the Holy Spirit, the implicate order, the Tao, reverse-entropy, life-force, but for now we’ll simply call it "the Way." The Way is reflected in you as the source of your inspiration, the source of your passions, your wisdom, your enthusiasm, your intuition, your spiritual fire - love. The Way takes the chaos out of the Universe and breathes life into it by reflecting divine order. The Way, when experienced by the mind, is genius, when perceived through the eyes is beauty, when felt with the senses is grace, when allowed into the heart ... is love.

Most people cannot sense the Way directly. ... But then there are the Wayseers. The keepers of the flame. Wayseers have an unexplainable knack for just knowing the Way. They sense it in their very being. They can’t tell you why or how they arrived at the right answer. They just know it in their core. They can’t show their work. So don’t ask. Their minds simply resonate with the Way. When the Way is present, so are they.

While others are blind to it, and society begs you to ignore it, “the Way” stirs you inside. Neurological repression blocks most people’s awareness of the Way - censoring all thoughts and impulses from the unconscious is their prefrontal cortex - the gestapo of the brain -  nothing which violates its socialized programming even gets through; but your mind is different. your mind has been cracked wide open to the Way - by some miraculous genetic trait, some psychotropic chemical or maybe even by the will of your very soul, your brain’s reward pathways have been hijacked - dopamine employed to overthrow the fascist dictatorship of your prefrontal cortex - now your brain is free of repression, your mind free of censorship, your awareness exposed to the turbulent seas of the unconscious - through this open doorway divine light shines into your consciousness showing you the Way. This is what makes you a Wayseer.

90% of human civilization is populated with those who’s brains are blocked to the Way.  Their brains are hardwired to enforce the social programming indoctrinated since birth. Unlike you they cannot break out of this programming, because they have not yet experienced the necessary revolution of mind. These programmed people take social institutions and rules very seriously. Society is full of games programmed to keep peoples’ minds occupied so they will not revolt. These games often cause sick fixations on peculiar protocols, power structures, taboos and domination - all subtle forms of human bondage - This distinct form of madness is not only tolerated by the masses but insisted upon. The programmed ones believe in rules so forcefully they become willing to destroy anyone who violates them.

Wayseers are the ones who call their bluff. Since Wayseer minds are free to reject social programming, Wayseers readily see social institutions for what they are - imaginary games. Wayseers comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. Helping those who are lost in these games and refuse to help themselves is a calling of many Wayseers. Since Wayseers are the ones who keep contact with the original source of reality - they are able to disrupt societal conventions and even governments to realign humanity with the Way.

The Wayseers are an ancient lineage. A kind of priesthood - carriers of the flame - ones "in the know."  There must always be Wayseers to reform the dizzying psychotic spinning gears of society - giant mindless hamster wheels obscuring the pure blue sky, keeping humanity shackled in a darkened cage - so Wayseers are called - to shed light on the madness of society - to continually resurrect the timeless transcendent Spirit of Truth -

Wayseers reveal this divine truth by devoting themselves to the birth of some creative or disruptive act expressed through art or philosophy, innovations to shake up industry, revolutions for democracy, coups that topple hypocrisy, movements of solidarity, changes that leave a legacy, rebellions against policy, spirit infused technology, moments of clarity, things that challenge barbarity, watersheds of sincerity, momentous drives for charity

We are - all - the same - you know
‘cuz we’re all affected by the way -
We are - all - the same - you know
‘cuz we’re all attracted to the flame -

This is your calling, Wayseer.
You’ve found your tribe.
Welcome home.

The Wayseer Manifesto
Love is the Way - The Way is the eternal substrate of the Cosmos. Also known as the Will of God, the muse, the Holy Spirit, reverse-entropy, Divine Order, implicate order - Grace. Wayseers are the ones who are most naturally open to receiving guidance from the Way. Due to their lack of neurological repression, Wayseer minds are exposed to the unconscious and the super-conscious through which they become sensitive to the Way. Recent fMRI brain scan studies reveal that Wayseers regularly have essentially the same brain scan patterns that most people only achieve when they are "falling in love". Wayseers must continually tune in to love in order to express their full brilliance and overcome the traumatic effects of dissociation associated with being a Wayseer in this day and age. Check also


Suggested for this compilation by Suzanne Ward (


Golden Wolf on Japan

There are so many mixed messages concerning Japan and the unfolding events. We wish to give you possibilities to ponder which are not being covered. There is a complete contradiction between the mainstream media, bought scientists and what is truly unfolding. Your corporate sponsored leadership and mainstream media has lost all heart and soul. Their drive is profit and their only allegiance is to power. Your best minds and scientists go to the war industry or these major corporations and follow the corporate agenda. The corporate agenda is profit at any expense. Their goals are short sighted and based on instant gratification. Time is money, and any way they can cut corners to increase profits is the goal. The concerns for humanity and the earth are not factored in. They create projects, use their scientist and spin doctors to sell it and in many cases apply the problem, reaction, and solution formula to generate vast wealth. This is done with absolutely no regard for humanity and earth.

I would read this above paragraph again let it sink in because it is the key to almost all the ills of humanity and the earth. You do not have democracies. The republics created for the people and by the people copied from our ancestors went by way of the corporations a long time ago. There is no civilian oversight with any power and you do not have a say in your future only the illusion acted out at the polls. The splitting into adversarial positions by republicans and democrats is nothing but an elaborate show; they serve the corporate elite. Your politicians tell you want you want to hear then do what they are told by the mega corporations who fund their elections. What you have is a corporate sponsored dictatorial democracy. Now remember the goals of the heartless and soulless corporations and their regards to humanity and the earth then you will see how and why events like the bankster bailouts, the gulf oil crises, nuclear meltdowns and other horrendous environmental disasters occur around the world many of which you never hear about. You will also see where your jobs went and why you lost your homes.

The banksters are breathing a big sigh of relief because now everyone is focused on the nuclear meltdowns and not on them. HAARP had a role in the Haiti quake and now it is looking like the Japan quake as well. There was a HAARP signature in the ionosphere, strange cloud formations and Japan was bucking the take over of their monetary system by the N.W.O. new world order. They were having meetings in their parliament about 911 and came to the conclusion it was an inside job. They were snubbing their nose at the oil industry by building magnetic generators, cars running on water, fuel cells, magnetic engines etc. They were a thorn in the goal of world domination and enslavement through dependency. There are also other natural forces at play in this quake yet those with agendas of world domination capitalize upon these forces.

The majority of humanity are completely unaware, dumbed down through chemicals in their water food and now even the air with the chemtrails. They are being led to slaughter like ignorant sheep. Those with any integrity and courage are far and few between. The very agencies put in place to protect and serve are protecting and serving the corporations and are the muscle for their agendas. This includes your military. To make it very clear the war and disease profiteers, soulless corporations who care nothing for humanity and the earth are in charge. I want you to reason this. Your wars are very profitable for a select few. The plagues are very profitable for a select few. The virus and bacteria are generated in labs not occurring naturally. You cannot get a human, swine and bird flu virus to combine outside a lab. When the new vaccines come out with the emotional blockers designed to shut off the emotional receptors in the brain there will be no hope for those who give in to them. Why don't you have the cure for cancer? It was given in the 20's. Raise the PH and the blood oxygen and cancer goes away as well as many other diseases. Our ancestors never experienced cancer or many of the other diseases now afflicting humanity. It is a direct result of moving away from nature and giving mega corporations control over your food supply.

Cancer needs an acidic environment and low oxygen to exist it is anaerobic. Why is almost all the processed food acidic? Why is aspartame and corn syrup in almost everything along with a plethora of other toxic chemicals acidifying the body and having other serious negative impacts on the body? Where is your FDA concerning this? They are out attacking all safe and natural remedies and jailing those who promote them. Yes even farmers selling milk as well as organic foods.

Did you know heavy metal buildup is also a known cause for many of your illnesses? They are spraying massive amounts of aluminum, barium, and strontium a radioactive material in an aerosol-spraying program all of which are accumulative. Did you know aluminum is a poison? Did you know it blocks the water intake in roots. What is it doing to your crops, your forests, the fish and wildlife? Did you know all of these heavy metals are measured in your snow packs at 6,000 times the hazardous levels? This was sold to the world as a global project to prevent global warming with no; I repeat absolutely no civilian oversight, "BY THE MEGA CORPORATIONS." Excuse me but our people and those close to the land find this a complete assault on humanity and the earth.

These, "accidents" meltdowns, the poisoning of the air, land, lakes and oceans as well as the poverty, plagues and food shortages all come back to one root cause; CORPORATE RECKLESS GREED. The complete disregard for humanity and the earth with an elite few; heart and soulless entities calling all the shots. These soulless people own the majority of your politicians and the people with heart and soul are just now waking up to the man behind the curtain. There is a fail-safe mechanism to all of this. It is within the soul of the people and it is called the Spirit/God/Creator within. It is also within the soul of earth herself. It is awakening, remembering, looking around at what has happened to Eden. It is also looking at who is behind what happened to Eden. The revolution will not just be the people it will be the very earth herself along with the heavens saying enough. It is finished. The beast and its network are going to collapse. Those that serve the beast will experience the same demise and it will be directly related to their actions against humanity and nature. You cannot hide from action/reaction, wherever you go in your separate egotistical beliefs your soul is with you and it will deliver the lessons to bring balance. The controllers know this, they feel it, they know a day of reckoning is coming and you are the enemy. They learned this from the last French Revolution. No underground facility will save them, no amount of armed guards, or remote castles. It is themselves they are running from. I want you to imagine an underground facility filled with control freaks when all their fears, anger and unresolved issues come forward. Imagine their undergrounds breaking up and filling with water or gasses from the reeling and shaking earth. As I said; not a very promising future. Their only future is to come clean, shift their assets and energies to the awakening and healing process and start making restitution. This is a Cosmic Event and there is nowhere to hide.

This leads us into the Star Nations. They do exist and are observing all of these calamities. As long as the masses support the tyrants and their leadership on the downward spiral of social, economic and environmental collapse and continue to be willing participants they will keep observing. Humanity did not learn from Chernobyl. The offworlders intervened on that event changing the nature of the meltdown. The Russian scientists observed a ship hovering over the event sending a beam of light straight into the meltdown. The radiation levels dropped immensely. Did this stop the building of new reactors and the use of depleted uranium in your wars? Do you have any idea about the long-term consequences to the troops who used depleted uranium shells, the cities and villages they used them in? The diseases and birth defects that followed? Did you know these same reactors that are presently melting down are going to be built around the world?

Government contracts have been given despite the present meltdowns. Do you know how to end this? Send all the bought scientists praising how safe these reactors are along with the CEOs of the companies that build them to Chernobyl and Fukushima. Then take all the nuclear waste and meltdown material and put it in their trunks and dump it on their front lawns. Send the politicians as well and while you are at it send them to the front lines of the wars they sponsor. Have them all get inoculated in public first before forcing others to get inoculated. Make them drink the pesticides and herbicides they create and eat the GMO foods. That in a nutshell is the answer to the problem. If they give a war and no one comes, if they create a vaccine and no one takes it, if they create a product or sponsor a project that is detrimental to humanity and the earth have them step up and personally participate. This puts an end to the nonsense. Humanity needs to rise up as well as hold those accountable on all levels for their participation and degree of participation in actions that are harmful to humanity and the earth. The revolution has begun, the grand awakening with nothing hidden. How it plays out is up to us. I do not know the degree in which humanity participates but I do know nature will have the last word.

Osiyo, Golden Wolf.

Check also Golden Wolf's Message on Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami & Earth Changes

Reel Wisdom: Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes BRILLIANT!!
Dumbing Down and Controlling the World - The need for control, domination and eugenics is without a doubt being played out as we speak. I was tempted to make a documentary on what is really happeningbehind the scenes unknown to most that fills in all the blanks. With the fluoride and up to 800 toxins and carcinogens in the city drinking water, MSG,Aspartame, and corn syrup in all the food, estrogen mimickers in all the plastics we drink; designed to neuter the males and the chemtrails spraying deadly toxins which are defined as posions, aluminum, barium, strontium it is undeniable there is an elite at war with humanity and the Earth. The banksters have gutted the economies around the world, the oil barrens have left oceans and land barren of life, the pharmaceutical companies and war industries, "The war and disease profiteers", are cashing in on wars and diseases they themselves create and perpetuate. At what point does humanity rise and say enough? We are at that point. Luckily someone else made the documentary for me. Hopefully we will figure this out before we all become neutered zombie robots. Comment posted by James Gilliland of ECETI HERE

Make sure also to read The Secret Covenant: A Member of the Illuminati Tells All? below in this compilation.


Incredible view from helicopter of the tsunami (in HD)

This Is the Scariest First-Person Video of the Japan Tsunami Yet
This first-person view is the most terrifying and astonishing video I've seen of the Japan tsunami. Initially everything seems ok, just a mild wave coming towards the camera. But keep watching—the sea goes Godzilla and destroys everything. By the end of it, the raging water is taking entire buildings off the streets of Kesennuma, in the Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It's horrible. Almost unreal. This is the exact point where this video was taken, before the catastrophe.

The Japan Earthquake Seen by Millions of Digital Cameras (Updating Live)!5780964/the-japan-earthquake-seen-by-millions-of-digital-cameras-updating-live/gallery/1

Japan earthquake: Footage of moment tsunami hit

A selection of Reuters best photos from the past 24 hours (March 16)

LOTS of interesting posts made by James Gilliland of ECETI in this Yahoo group

Japan Earthquake Aftermath: Continuous Coverage!5780998/japan-earthquake-strikes-full-coverage
Only now we are starting to realize the magnitude of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan. The fatal victim toll keeps increasing, a nuclear catastrophe feels almost inevitable at this point, and tens of thousands have been evacuated. We will continue to update this page through the week, with news features and stories, as well as the latest videos and images. We will keep past articles too, from the the original news and the first emergency nuclear shutdown, going through giant whirlpools and a giant wave of mud and flames taking over fields and towns in the northeast coast.

Inside Story - Japan's looming nuclear crisis (March 13, 2011) 25 minutes
Is this the nightmare scenario of nuclear meltdown becoming real? And what can be done to contain the nuclear threat while at the same time dealing with the widespread destruction caused by Japan's largest recorded earthquake?

YouTube Has Been Restricted In Japan. A Last Message Sent Out From Man In Japan (March 17. 2011)
Passionate plea to get the truth about the risks millions of people are now exposed to...

Dr. Bob Bowman Responds to Eyewitness Reports of Japanese Being Radiated in Chiba Prefecture
Part 2 HERE - Part 3 HERE - Alleged big cover up of the true scope of radioactivity spreading in Japan. It is probably worst than Chernobyl. The food chain in the Pacific ocean (like wild salmons) might be affected... The US military has sent a fleet of airliners to urgently evacuate 10,000 children and women every day from Japan to South Korea. Radioactivity could make landfall in California this Friday. Check also Radiation Measurements in Gunma Prefecture

Global Jet Stream Wind and 250 mb Pressure - to track where the radiation goes
For an explanation watch RADIOACTIVE CLOUDS Identified - current tracking on JET STREAM data

Chernobyl Radioactive Plume - Radiation Cloud
This is a reconstruction of the Chernobyl radioactive plume. It is a remarkably graphic illustration of the huge extent of the radioactive contamination of East and West Europe (and eventually the rest of the Northern Hemisphere) by the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Safe, clean, reliable nuclear power…

Japan Earthquake And Tsunami : Strange Object Seen As Tsunami Hits Coast
Check also UFO sightings over Japan predicted in secret British alien report files below

Volcano / Earthquake Watch March 14-19
Significant Geomagnetic Storms was observed during March 11, accompanied with powerful solar winds this new geomagnetic activity is expected to be geoeffective March 14-16 and could produce two large 7.5 magnitude earthquakes during this watch.

HAARP in China, Japan, Haiti and Chile (March 2, 2010)

HAARP wave clouds over Japan skies Just before Quake (March 13, 2010)

Mystics blame Japan tsunami it on supermoon (Mar 11, 2011)
The aftershocks of the Japan earthquake and the resulting tsunami were felt in the cyberspace on Friday — the most widespread theme being the link between the natural calamity and the approaching lunar perigee, when the moon is closest to earth, on March 19. On March 19, the moon will be closer to earth than at any time since 1992, just 2,21,567 miles away, and that its gravitational pull will bring chaos to earth. CLIP

Dog in Japan stays by the side of its ailing friend in the rubble

Medicines of Light: Protection and Healing from Radiation Poisoning, Neurotoxins, Bacteria and Viruses. – A Hathor Planetary Message Through Tom Kenyon (posted on March 18, 2011)
(...) The times before you are not easy. From our perspective, increased earth changes are upon you. But one result of such events is that you are shaken to your roots and the mass hypnosis pauses for a moment. And in such utter and surrealistic devastation, many of you see very clearly that your civilization rests on tenuous grounds. We mean this both literally and figuratively.And so our advice for this phase of the Chaotic Node is to learn and master the ability to create Medicines of Light for yourself, so that when the time arises, you know how to engage this power of protection and healing that you possess in your very nature. And we suggest you navigate through these times not only with your minds, but with your hearts—and let your hearts be touched, for it is through your hearts that you will ascend the spiral pathway to your own greatness. The Hathors, March 16, 2011 -- I have been channeling the Hathors for about twenty years now and started posting their Planetary Messages in February of 2003. And in all that time I have never sensed in them such an urgency to post one of their communications. CLIP

CAN WE BEFRIEND THE ELEMENTS? by Antares ( - MARCH 16, 2011 - with wonderful pictures!
In view of the massive tectonic shifts underway, this essay first published on 9 December 2008 deserves yet another revisit... How can we avoid wholesale eco-apocalypse - if we're too goddamn arrogant to apologize to Mother Nature for constantly trying to make a quick buck by flogging off her vital organs as commodities in the marketplace? If you were a magnificent old-growth rainforest, would you appreciate being gangbanged and chainsaw-massacred by loudmouthed louts who call you ugly names like "merchantable biomass"? "Monotheism breeds fanatical anthropocentrism, which eventually destroys the Earth." - The Prohet Isaiah, as channeles by Barbara Hand Clow in the Pleiadian Agenda. THOSE EIGHT WORDS struck me like a sledgehammer when I first encountered them while reading a rather ponderous and nebulous work by the well-known astrologer, shamanic oracle and publisher, Barbara Hand Clow, who says her Cherokee grandfather taught her to listen to the elements and attune her psyche to the earth.
(...) It's exquisitely therapeutic to find your analytical mind suddenly and spontaneously falling silent while all your senses come alive. You begin to grasp the notion of Zen, of being totally in the here and now. In this serene state of receptivity, your body begins to pick up impressions long forgotten or usually unnoticed in the hurly-burly of urban existence. The rock you're resting on begins to tell you stories in its own distinctive mineral voice. And you begin to perceive the holographic, fractal nature of form itself - wherein the rock you're connected with in turn connects you with the entire spectrum of mineral consciousness. Gradually, it dawns on you that the compressed experience of spacetime imposed on us by routinely accepted constraints of modern living is no more than an ephemeral veneer of insensitivity, of a societally sanctioned sensory shutdown. Our natural state is to be in constant awe and wonderment at the glorious epiphanies that abound all around us. When indigenous cultures connect with the elements through their shamans, they do so in a spirit of friendly cooperation. The very idea of combating the forces of nature would strike them as foolish and futile. How can one possibly defeat the wind or vanquish the ocean waves? On the other hand, by understanding these majestic forces and respectfully working with them, one is able to harness their might for one's own purposes. Wind and wave and solar power could free us forever from the stranglehold of voracious corporations that trade in toxic fossil fuels. Do we truly believe we can suck dry the oil reserves with impunity? Have we never considered the possibility that these subterranean and suboceanic pockets of petroleum actually serve as hydraulic shock absorbers, preventing the tectonic plates from scraping together with results disastrous to dwellers on the earth's surface? CLIP

The Green Beautiful - Part 1/9 - You may access the 8 other parts through this LINK
A most inspiring movie - in French with English subtitles

Humanity's New Earth
We must create our future now, together as one Humanity forever. Finding sustainable solutions, creating new perspectives, opening a new future.

Close encounters of the purred kind: Aliens spoke to us in a 'cat-like language' claim Russian flight controllers (3rd March 2011)
Air traffic controllers in Siberia claim they were buzzed by a high-speed UFO with a female sounding alien who spoke in an unintelligible cat-like language. The mystery object suddenly burst onto flight monitors over the remote Russian diamond capital of Yakutsk. It was shown flying at a speed of slightly over 6000 mph, and rapidly changing direction in the early morning sky, it is claimed. CLIP

Fact or Fiction: Ghost of Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse Caught on Video in Egypt? STUNNING!
Footage of rioting in Cairo appears to show a ghost horse and rider.Extended Video with slow motion. Ghost Horse Caught on Tape During Egypt Protests Sparks Theories of Biblical Proportions Egypt has always been a place of mystery, but this mystery was captured on tape. Late on Thursday, MSNBC was showing images of Tahrir Square while covering the latest developments on the Egypt situation, when suddenly a greenish horse with rider running away appeared out of the blue. The strange occurrence was most likely just a lens flare, a reflection of the fire as the camera moves. In the shortest amount of time, the ghost horse video began to spread like a wildfire, accompanied by religious-based theories. The most heard theory, other than the lens flare theory, is the one of 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse', an apocalyptic vision predicted for the future in the Book of Revelation of Saint John the Evangelist. Chapter 6 tells of a scroll held by God that is sealed with seven seals. The first four are opened by Jesus Christ -- The Four Horsemen -- four riders on white, red, black and pale horses which symbolize Conquest, War, Famine and Death.Revelation 6:8 "I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth." A lot of people now think they have seen the Pale Horseman or the Fourth Horseman in the middle of the Egypt clashes. The ghost horse certainly has a pale color... Other more technical-oriented people claim CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) software was used, but then you have to ask yourself why a television network would do such a thing.

Stephen Lewis on The Fight Against HIV/AIDS (March 15 interview by George Stromboulopoulos - it starts passed 8 minutes into this episode if you want to skip the beginning) Revealing perspectives!
Stephen Lewis keeps up the fight against HIV/AIDS, and talks about George's new role as an Ambassador for the UN's World Food Programme.

New Google service!
Did you notice that Google now offers to automatically translate from 52 languages your search results?
Check HERE - Amazing!

World POPClock Projection
According to the International Programs Center, U.S. Census Bureau, the total population of the World, projected to 03/18/11 at 08:55 UTC (EST+5) is 6,906,491,336

Chemtrails preuve ultime
La preuve ultime que les chemtrails ne sont pas une légende urbaine! Un gros merci au co-pilote du jet privée qui a filmé ce tanker, cette vidéo vaut de l'or..!! Faites circuler !! Voir aussi Chemtrails - Traces dans le ciel

Truth About Chemtrails


Radiation Spread Seen; Frantic Repairs Go On (March 18, 2011)
WASHINGTON — The first readings from American data-collection flights over the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan show that the worst contamination has not spread beyond the 19-mile range of highest concern established by Japanese authorities. But another day of frantic efforts to cool nuclear fuel in the troubled reactors and in the plant’s spent-fuel pools resulted in little or no progress, according to United States government officials.Japanese officials said that they would continue those efforts — including spraying one of the reactors with water cannons on Friday afternoon — but that they were also racing to restore electric power to the site to get equipment going again, leaving open the question of why that effort did not begin days ago, at the first signs that the critical backup cooling systems for the reactors had failed.
(...) The effort by the Japanese to hook some electric power back up to the plant did not begin until Thursday and even if they succeed, it is unclear whether the cooling systems, in reactor buildings battered by a tsunami and then torn apart by hydrogen explosions, survived the crisis in good enough shape to be useful.“What you are seeing are desperate efforts — just throwing everything at it in hopes something will work,” said one American official with long nuclear experience who would not speak for attribution. “Right now this is more prayer than plan.”On Thursday, President Obama said that the crisis had convinced him to order the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do a comprehensive review of the safety of nuclear plants in the United States.After a day in which American and Japanese officials gave radically different assessments of the danger from the nuclear plant, the two governments tried on Thursday to join forces. Experts met in Tokyo to compare notes. The United States, with Japanese permission, began to put the intelligence-collection aircraft over the site, in hopes of gaining a view for Washington as well as its allies in Tokyo that did not rely on the announcements of officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which operates Fukushima Daiichi.American officials say they suspect that the company has consistently underestimated the risk and moved too slowly to contain the damage. CLIP

Japan raises nuclear alert level (18 March 2011)
Japan has raised the alert level at its quake-damaged nuclear plant from four to five on a seven-point international scale of atomic incidents. The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi site, previously rated as a local problem, is now regarded as having "wider consequences". The UN says the battle to stabilise the plant is a race against time.
(...) Japanese officials continue to try to reassure people that the radiation risk is virtually nil outside the 30-km (18-mile) exclusion zone around the plant. But foreign governments are taking wider precautions - Spain has joined Britain, the US and other countries in organising the evacuation of any of their citizens who are concerned. And panic has spread overseas, with shops in parts of the US being stripped of iodine pills, which can protect against radiation, and Asian airports scanning passengers from Japan for possible contamination. Shoppers in China have been panic-buying salt in the mistaken belief that it can guard against radiation exposure. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Naoto Kan told a national television address: "We will rebuild Japan from scratch. We must all share this resolve." He said the natural disaster and nuclear crisis were a "great test for the Japanese people", but exhorted them all to persevere. CLIP

Reactor 1: Fuel rods damaged after explosion last Saturday
Reactor 2: Damage to the core, prompted by a blast on Tuesday, helped prompt raising of the nuclear alert level
Reactor 3: Contains plutonium, core damaged by explosion on Monday; roof blown off building; water level in fuel pools said to be dangerously low
Reactor 4: Hit by explosion on Tuesday, fire on Wednesday; roof blown off building; water level in fuel pools said to be dangerously low
Reactors 5 & 6: Spent fuel pool temperatures way above normal levels

Japan scrambles to avert nuclear disaster, global fears mount (March 17, 2011 )
TOKYO, (Reuters) - Operators of a quake-crippled nuclear plant in Japan said they would try again on Thursday to use military helicopters to douse overheating reactors, as U.S. officials warned of a rising risk of a catastrophic radiation leak from spent fuel rods.Officials scrambled to contain the nuclear crisis with a variety of patchwork fixes. The top U.S. nuclear regulator warned that one reactor's cooling pool for spent fuel rods may have run dry and another was leaking."We believe that around the reactor site there are high levels of radiation," Gregory Jaczko, head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing. "It would be very difficult for emergency workers to get near the reactors. The doses they could experience would potentially be lethal doses in a very short period of time." Health experts said panic over radiation leaks from the Daiichi plant was also diverting attention from other threats to survivors of Friday's 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami, such as the cold or access to fresh water. The head of the world's nuclear watchdog, meanwhile, said it was not accurate to say things were "out of control" in Japan, but the situation was "very serious", with core damage to three units at the plant, around 240 kms (150 miles) north of Tokyo. The latest photographs from the plant showed severe damage to some of the buildings after several blasts. A stream of gloomy warnings and reports on the Japan crisis from experts and officials around the world triggered something of a meltdown in U.S. markets on Wednesday, with the Japanese yen surging to a record high against the dollar and all three major stock indexes slumping on fears of slower worldwide growth. European markets fared similarly. Traders were glued to their screens, hitting the sell button every time officials gave ever bleaker assessments of the situation on the ground in Japan.G7 Finance ministers will hold a conference call later on Thursday to discuss steps to help Japan cope with the financial and economic impact of the disaster, a source said.
(...) The plant operator described No. 3 -- the only reactor at that uses plutonium in its fuel mix -- as the "priority". Plutonium, once absorbed in the bloodstream, can linger for years in bone marrow or liver and lead to cancer. If cooling operations do not proceed well, the situation will "reach a critical stage in a couple of days", said an official with the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.The situation at No. 4 reactor, where the fire broke out, was "not so good", TEPCO added, while water was being poured into reactors No. 5 and 6, indicating the entire six-reactor facility was now at risk of overheating."Getting water into the pools of the No.3 and No.4 reactors is a high priority," Said Hidehiko Nishiyama, a senior official at Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Administration. "It could become a serious problem in a few days," he said. Japanese Emperor Akihito, delivering a rare video message to his people on Wednesday, said he was deeply worried by the crisis which was "unprecedented in scale"."I hope from the bottom of my heart that the people will, hand in hand, treat each other with compassion and overcome these difficult times," the emperor said.
(...) Estimates of losses to Japanese output from damage to buildings, production and consumer activity ranged from between 10 and 16 trillion yen ($125-$200 billion), up to one-and-a-half times the economic losses from the devastating 1995 Kobe earthquake. Damage to Japan's manufacturing base and infrastructure is also threatening significant disruption to the global supply chain, particularly in the technology and auto sectors. Scores of flights to Japan have been halted or rerouted and air travellers are avoiding Tokyo for fear of radiation. On Thursday the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo urged citizens living within 50 miles (80 kms) of the Daiichi plant to evacuate or remain indoors "as a precaution", while Britain's foreign office urged citizens "to consider leaving the area". The warnings were not as strong as those issued earlier by France and Australia, which urged nationals in Japan to leave the country. Russia said it planned to evacuate families of diplomat on Friday. In a demonstration of the qualms about nuclear power that the crisis has triggered around the globe, China announced that it was suspending approvals for planned plants and would launch a comprehensive safety check of facilities. China has about two dozen reactors under construction and plans to increase nuclear electricity generation about seven-fold over the next 10 years. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said nuclear power was safe provided power stations were built in the right place and designed and managed properly. Russia ordered checks at nuclear facilities on Tuesday.In Japan, the plight of hundreds of thousands left homeless by the earthquake and devastating tsunami that followed worsened following a cold snap that brought snow to worst-affected areas. Supplies of water and heating oil are low at evacuation centres, where many survivors wait bundled in blankets. About 850,000 households in the north were still without electricity in near-freezing weather, Tohuku Electric Power Co. said, and the government said at least 1.5 million households lack running water. "It's cold today so many people have fallen ill, getting diarrhea and other symptoms," said Takanori Watanabe, a Red Cross volunteer. - Check also Russia says Japan crisis now in worst case scenario

Bungling, cover-ups define Japanese nuclear power (MARCH 17, 2011)
TOKYO – Behind Japan's escalating nuclear crisis sits a scandal-ridden energy industry in a comfy relationship with government regulators often willing to overlook safety lapses.Leaks of radioactive steam and workers contaminated with radiation are just part of the disturbing catalog of accidents that have occurred over the years and been belatedly reported to the public, if at all.In one case, workers hand-mixed uranium in stainless steel buckets, instead of processing by machine, so the fuel could be reused, exposing hundreds of workers to radiation. Two later died."Everything is a secret," said Kei Sugaoka, a former nuclear power plant engineer in Japan who now lives in California. "There's not enough transparency in the industry."Sugaoka worked at the same utility that runs the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant where workers are racing to prevent a full meltdown following Friday's 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami.In 1989 Sugaoka received an order that horrified him: edit out footage showing cracks in plant steam pipes in video being submitted to regulators. Sugaoka alerted his superiors in the Tokyo Electric Power Co., but nothing happened. He decided to go public in 2000. Three Tepco executives lost their jobs.The legacy of scandals and cover-ups over Japan's half-century reliance on nuclear power has strained its credibility with the public. That mistrust has been renewed this past week with the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. No evidence has emerged of officials hiding information in this catastrophe. But the vagueness and scarcity of details offered by the government and Tepco — and news that seems to grow worse each day — are fueling public anger and frustration."I can't believe them," said Taketo Kuga, a cab driver in Tokyo, where low levels of radiation was observed Tuesday, despite being 140 miles (220 kilometers) away from the faulty plant. CLIP

Russia says Japan may face meltdown at six reactors (March 15, 2011)
(Reuters) - Russia's nuclear chief warned on Tuesday that all six reactors at a stricken Japanese nuclear plant could melt down unless the authorities scrambled to cool down the nuclear fuel rods. Japan is grappling with a nuclear disaster after the quake-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant exploded in the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Soviet Ukraine. Sergei Kiriyenko, who holds sway over most of the former Soviet Union's nuclear facilities, told Russia's paramount leader, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, that under the worst case scenario all six reactors could melt down."All six can pose a threat unfortunately," Rosatom chief Kiriyenko told Putin at a hastily convened meeting at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. "But even if there is a meltdown at all six then this will still not lead to a nuclear explosion," he said. Kiriyenko added that gas escaping from the damaged reactors was spewing out radiation and that another risk is that the water being used for cooling the reactors could contaminate the water table. Kiriyenko said the information Russia was receiving from Tokyo was often patchy and out of date but that a group of Russian nuclear experts had been working on models trying to predict the worst case scenario in the disaster. Kiriyenko said a failure by the Japanese authorities to pour water into the fuel pool of reactor No. 4 had allowed it to overheat sparking a fire." Nearby are reactors No. 5 and No. 6 where... the temperature is rising... so most likely in the fuel pool," he said. Kiriyenko said there was very little chance of an explosion with the force that could propel radioactive dust up high enough into the atmosphere to pose a significant risk to Russia, even if there were strong winds towards Russian territory. Check also JAPAN EARTHQUAKE LIVE by Reuters and China urges Japan to give swift radiation information

Radiation Forces Pullout Around Japan Plant (March 16, 2011)
Emergency crews were forced to retreat from Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Wednesday after a spike in radiation. The pullback cost precious time in the fight to prevent a nuclear meltdown. Many more news through Treatments for Nuclear Contamination and How to Detox Your Body of Depleted Uranium Residues, the Effects of Radiation, and Radioactive Contamination and Surviving Radiation and Personal Geiger Counters (they are out of stock as are many sellers!) - To better understand this whole radiation detection issue - and MUCH MORE! - read F.A.Q. about Radiation Detectors - The cheapest one ($33 is you assemble the kit or $65 pre-assembled) is the Kearney Fallout Meter (KFM) (more on this HERE) and a good and relatively affordable one is the Personal Radiation Detector with Alert-Nuclear Safety - More options HERE

Japan nuclear plant disaster: warning of an 'apocalypse’ as fallout hits danger levels
Japan's ongoing nuclear emergency was compared to an "apocalypse" by the European Union's energy commissioner last night as dangerous levels of radiation were detected around the crippled power plant. (...) A third explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi complex is believed to have damaged the protective casing of No 2 reactor, increasing radiation levels sharply in the surrounding area. At one point, readings near the plant briefly topped 400 millisieverts an hour, a level high enough to cause radiation sickness and long-term damage to health if workers had not been wearing protective suits. (...) The International Atomic Energy Agency said it was possible that the fuel cores had been damaged in the blasts, increasing the possibility of a full-scale meltdown. It criticised the bosses of the Fukushima plant for their lack of transparency regarding the ongoing situation. Yukio Edano, the chief cabinet secretary, confirmed radiation levels were at worryingly high levels. He told residents in the exclusion zone: "Please stay indoors. Please close windows and make your homes airtight. These are figures that potentially affect health." The US navy reported that a number of its helicopter crew, who had been helping with the relief operation, had shown signs of low levels of radiation contamination. Officials said 70 workers at the Fukushima complex had also received high doses of radiation. CLIP

Plutonium threat at Japan reactor, expert warns (March 14, 2011)
The fuel used in the Japanese nuclear reactor where an explosion occurred today is more volatile and toxic than the fuel used in the other reactors there, a Japanese nuclear expert warned. At a press conference in Tokyo, Masashi Goto, who worked for Toshiba as a reactor researcher and designer, said the mixed oxide (MOX) fuel used in unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant contains plutonium, which is much more toxic than the fuel used in the other reactors. MOX fuel is a mixture of uranium and plutonium reprocessed from spent uranium, and is sometimes involved in the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium.Goto added that the MOX also has a lower melting point than the other fuels. The Fukushima facility began using MOX fuel last September, becoming the third plant in Japan to do so. (...) When asked why the explosion at the No. 3 reactor seemed much more violent than Saturday's explosion at the No. 1 reactor building, Goto said he suspected that more hydrogen had accumulated in the building before exploding.He emphasized the three most critical factors for the time being: a steady supply of electrical power to the plant, supply of water to cool the reactors, and the supply of fuel to the water pumps. He added that fuel for the current makeshift pump system had been running low even before the latest blast.The two most dangerous situations to monitor are the state of the reactor cores and the containment vessels.When asked about the worst-case scenario, Goto said he would "rather not think about that." He also said there are too many factors to figure to make a solid conclusion on what will happen.

Expert: Nuclear Radiation Could Spread Far Beyond Japan (March 13, 2011)
An American nuclear expert says radiation from Japan could spread across the Pacific and reach the United States if a complete meltdown occurs at a Japanese nuclear facility damaged as a result of last week’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami. (...) "The worst-case scenario is that the fuel rods fuse together - temperatures get so hot that [they] melt together into a radioactive molten mass that busts through the containment mechanisms. So they spew radioactivity into the ground, into the air, into the water. Some of that radioactivity could carry in the atmosphere to the west coast of the United States."Japan’s ambassador in Washington, Ichiro Fujisaki, acknowledged potential dangers, but said no complete nuclear meltdown appears imminent."It is true that part of [the] fuel rod may have been deformed or melting. But it is not a situation where [the] core reactor, the substantial part of [the] reactor, is melting down." CLIP

Tokyo flight triggers O'Hare radiation detectors (March 17, 2011)  !!!!,0,4216493.story
Mayor Richard Daley acknowledged today passengers on a flight from Tokyo had set off radiation detectors at O’Hare International Airport, but he offered no details and said federal officials will be handling the situation.“Of course the protection of the person coming off the plane is very important in regards to any radiation, especially within their families and anything else,” Daley said at a downtown news conference to discuss his trip to China this week. CLIP

Obama says US is safe, even as his nuclear chief gives bleak appraisal of Fukushima nuclear plant (Mar 18, 2011),-even-as-his-nuclear-chief-gives-bleak-appraisal-of-Fukushima-nuclear-plant
TOKYO - United States President Barack Obama yesterday reiterated that the Japan crisis posed no risk to any American territory - although he nevertheless ordered a comprehensive review of domestic nuclear plants. "We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it's the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, or US territories in the Pacific," Mr Obama said. "That is the judgment of our Nuclear Regulatory Commission and many other experts."Washington and other foreign capitals have expressed growing alarm about radiation leaking from the plant, severely damaged by a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami a week ago that triggered a series of destructive explosions which compromised the nuclear reactors and spent fuel storage tanks. Worst-case scenarios would involve millions of people in Japan threatened by exposure to radioactive material, but prevailing winds are likely to carry any contaminated smoke or steam away from the densely populated Tokyo area to dissipate over the Pacific ocean. The US' top nuclear official followed up his bleak appraisal of the grave situation at the plant the day before with a caution that it would "take some time, possibly weeks", to resolve.US Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko said he believed radiation at the Japanese site is fluctuating and at peak levels "would be lethal within a fairly short period of time". Mr Jaczko said anyone who gets close to the plant could face potentially lethal doses of radiation. "We believe radiation levels are extremely high," he said. CLIP

Chu says approval process for plants should move forward (March 15, 2011) !!!!
WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators should press ahead with approving construction licenses for new nuclear power plants despite Japan's nuclear crisis, President Barack Obama's top energy official said on Tuesday. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said lessons could be learned from Japan, where an earthquake-crippled nuclear power plant exploded and blasted radiation into the air, but that was not a reason to delay expansion in the United States. "I think those things can proceed," Chu told reporters on Capitol Hill, referring to construction license applications pending at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear Plants: The No BS Info on Japan's Disastrous Nuclear Operators
I don't know the law in Japan, so I can't tell you if Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) can plead insanity to the homicides about to happen. But what will Obama plead? The administration, just months ago, asked Congress to provide a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors to be built and operated on the Gulf Coast of Texas - by TEPCO and local partners. As if the Gulf hasn't suffered enough. Here are the facts about TEPCO and the industry you haven't heard on CNN: The failure of emergency systems at Japan's nuclear plants comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked in the field. Nuclear plants the world over must be certified for what is called "SQ" or "Seismic Qualification." That is, the owners swear that all components are designed for the maximum conceivable shaking event, be it from an earthquake or an exploding Christmas card from al-Qaeda. The most inexpensive way to meet your SQ is to lie. The industry does it all the time...

GOP Lawmaker Wants 200 New Reactors Built in U.S. by 2040 (March 16, 2011)
The House budget bill passed earlier this year included more than $330 million in cuts for nuclear waste disposal, safety oversight and other programs, according to advocacy groups. One bill, proposed by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and co-sponsored by more than 50 others, calls for 200 new nuclear power plants by 2040.

For Japan tsunami survivors, woes keep mounting (March 17, 2011)
(...) While international attention has been focused on Japan's efforts to stop damage at a quake-hit nuclear power plant from spiraling out of control, a massive salvage and rescue operation has slowly been gathering steam.Scores of villages, hamlets and towns lining Japan's northeast coast were flattened by tsunami waves that rolled in minutes after Friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake.While the official toll stands at less than 5,000, thousands more are listed as missing and the final tally is likely to soar.About 850,000 households in the north were still without electricity, Tohuku Electric Power Co. said, while the government said at least 1.5 million households lacked running water. (...) International experts say that panic over fears of radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could detract from problems likely to affect survivors of the quake and tsunami, such as the cold, access to clean water and getting enough food."People are getting so concerned about what are at the moment pretty low levels of radiation," said Dr Richard Wakeford of Britain's University of Manchester. "But the real problems ... are in dealing with the earthquake and the tsunami."If this was a developing country, we'd have people going down in their hundreds and thousands with the likes of typhoid and cholera by now. The questions should be: Where is the sewage going? What is the state of the drinking water? If I were a public health official, that would be my principle concern." CLIP

What price do you put on nuclear power and who is lying? - Part 3 (15 MARCH 2011) By Peter Eyre (UK)
As expected the meltdown and the emission of radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station continues with the Japanese authorities now admitting much higher levels than first given out. From my perspective there has never been a safe level at this location from day one and it was obvious that this power station was no longer under any reasonable control.Unfortunately for the people of Japan the current and upcoming weather patterns do not show any reprieve from this contamination. At first the winds took the radiation to the north and northwest but three local low pressure system have kept the wind in the opposite direction which basically means the contamination since yesterday morning has been pushing generally south towards Tokyo and beyond. The next weather system to drift over Japan with be a very large high pressure system but the isobars are well spaced making the winds in general light but unfortunately will keep the contamination in a general southerly direct i.e. down towards Tokyo and cities in the southern part of Japan… the contamination is then likely to be pulled along into southern China, Vietnam and in general SE Asia… with a slight possibility of hitting the north aspect of the Philippines… bearing in mind this is only at the low – surface levels.When we take a look at the mid to upper level winds we see a totally different picture whereby this contamination starts to move at a much greater speed on its journey across the Pacific towards Canada and the USA. Any jet streams around at the time will accelerate the delivery of the contamination. CLIP - Recommended by Jeff Wefferson ( who wrote: "He has experience not only in disaster and search & rescue, but also has a background in meteorology and is an authority on DU weapons and their use by NATO forces, for example, at this moment in Libya. Check the BLUE comments below for his major insights. He notes that the VERY FIRST explosion was NOT from 'steam' but had all the characteristics of a uranium explosion, which would mean that this was the reactor itself exploding days ago. He notes further the systematic lying and down-playing of the dangers. Worst of all, he tells us that the radiation emitted from these reactors is NOT going out to sea but is staying inland, gradually drifting south towards Tokyo and into southern China and surrounds." Jeff also recommended the following: "This LINK will let you listen to geoscientist Leuren Moret speak on the radio in Sydney two days ago. Leuren has worked for nuclear research labs and has been tutored by Dr. Marion Fulk, a former Manhatten Project scientist, whose message she is carrying to the world. In this interview she tells us that she and her scientific friends around the world are "terrified" at the situation in Japan. She told me in an email today that she does think that HAARP was the cause of this, too. She will have her own web-site up soon, ...

Japan Wagyu Beef Exports, Rice Crop Threatened by Radiation Contamination (March 18, 2011)
Agricultural production and exports by Japan, including premium “wagyu” beef and rice, are under threat of radioactive contamination as the nation struggles to stem pollution from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has asked each prefectural governor to start testing agricultural and marine products along with drinking water for possible contamination in order to keep tainted food including grains, milk, vegetables, meat and eggs from the market, said Kumiko Tanaka at the ministry’s policy planning and communication division.The action highlights the severity of the radiation leak from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) north of Tokyo, after Japan’s biggest earthquake on record and tsunami hit the area on March 11. Workers resumed dousing the damaged reactor structures with seawater from fire trucks today, as they try to stem radioactive pollution from the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. CLIP

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Nuclear Threat: U.S. Implications of the Japanese Nuclear Reactor Crisis (14 March 2011)
The following points were made today by nuclear experts on the implications for the U.S. of the rapidly evolving Japanese reactor crisis:

1. The U.S. makes widespread use of the same aging reactors that are in crisis in Japan. Five of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi 1 site are General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactors, including Unit 1, which suffered an explosion that destroyed part of its containment building on Saturday, and Unit 3, which uses plutonium-based MOX fuel and has been the subject of major efforts to cool the reactor.Michael Mariotte, executive director and the chief spokesperson for the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, said: “Nearly one out of five – 23 – of the operating reactors in the U.S. use the GE Mark I design. All but two of these began commercial operation between 1971 and 1976. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved 20-year license extensions for 18 of these aging GE Mark I reactors. Two applications are currently under review; three reactors have not filed for license renewal. When the reactor designs are the same, and the reactor’s ages are the same, comparisons seem more than appropriate – indeed, it would be irresponsible not to understand what lessons may be learned from the Japanese experience that would apply to so many aging U.S. reactors that are still in use.” For more information on Japanese-U.S. use of aging General Electric Mark I reactors, including a list of all such U.S. reactors, see HERE. For more information on General Electric Boiling Water Reactors, go to To contact Michael Mariotte, call 301-270-6477.

2. The nuclear catastrophe in Japan illustrates in vivid terms the risks to U.S. taxpayers and ratepayers of taking on even more of the risk of paying for nuclear power. “For decades, Wall Street hasn’t been willing to invest in new reactors because of their enormous cost and risk. Obviously, Wall Street has it right,” said Dr. Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School. ”This is yet another example of how a multi-billion dollar investment can turn into a multi-billion dollar liability within minutes. The only way that new reactors will be built in the United States is if the economic risk is put upon the taxpayer through federal loan guarantees and/or upon ratepayers through advanced cost recovery.”President Obama has requested an additional $36 billion in loan guarantee authority for new reactors in FY2012. If authorized, this would make a total of $54.5 billion in nuclear loan guarantees. Of the currently authorized $18.5 billion in nuclear loan guarantees, $8.3 billion has been allocated to Southern Company and its partners for two proposed reactors in Georgia. Ratepayers in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are paying the construction of proposed new reactors, most of which have been delayed post-2020. Several others states, including Iowa, Indiana and Missouri, are also considering legislation that will allow utilities to charge ratepayers in advance for the cost of new reactors. For more information, see HERE, HERE and HERE. To contact Mark Cooper, call 301-384-2204.

3. U.S. emergency planning for nuclear accidents is in disarray. “Were a nuclear accident to occur in the U.S., we are woefully unprepared to deal with it,” said Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer in Nuclear Policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz and president of the Committee to Bridge the Gap. ”The agencies can’t agree on who would be in charge of long-term cleanup, what standards would be applied, or where the money would come from. The attitude is basically the opposite of planning: ’If there is a nuclear release, we’ll try to figure out something then.’” For the text of a March 13th letter from Rep. Ed Markey, D-MA., on this topic, go to To contact Daniel Hirsch, call 831-336-8003 or send email to

4. As in Japan’s Fukushima Unit 3, the use of plutonium fuel (MOX) in U.S. reactors poses special radiation and safety risks. One of the Japanese reactors under risk of continued fuel melting or explosion is now operating for the first time with part of the core being plutonium fuel. This plutonium mixed oxide (MOX) fuel, shipped from Europe and inserted in Fukushima Unit 3 in September 2010, poses greater risks than traditional uranium fuel. MOX, made from plutonium which is capable of being used in nuclear weapons, is harder to control during reactor operation and results in a more serious radiation release in the event of an accident. The plutonium in the MOX is a result of the reprocessing of Japanese spent fuel and that reprocessing program. MOX use has long been opposed by public interest groups due to safety, cost and non-proliferation concerns.Tom Clements, Southeastern nuclear campaign coordinator, Friends of the Earth, said: “In the U.S., the Department of Energy is considering use of MOX fuel in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry reactors, of the same aging Mark I boiling water reactor design as Fukushima Unit 3. Analysis by the Tennessee Valley Authority of unsafe MOX fuel made from surplus weapons plutonium must be halted and the $850 million request related to this in President Obama’s FY2012 must be rejected. The cost of the MOX plant now under construction at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site has skyrocketed from $1.4 billion in FY 2004 to $4.9 billion in FY 2009 and has become a program driven by special interests that profit from it.”

Japan disaster puts focus on siting nuke plants (3/14/2011)
OSLO — Japan's nuclear accident exposes the dilemma of whether to build power plants on tsunami-prone coasts or inland sites where water supplies are unreliable, a problem likely to be aggravated by climate change, experts say. Many of the world's 442 nuclear power reactors are by the sea, rather than by lakes or rivers, to ensure vast water supplies for cooling fuel rods in emergencies like that at the Fukushima plant on Japan's east coast. "It's quite a conundrum," said Ian Jackson, a nuclear energy fellow at Chatham House in Britain. "If you are in a geologically stable area, a coastal location is still the best option."Japan was scrambling to avert a meltdown at the Fukushima plant after Friday's devastating quake and tsunami, which killed at least 10,000 people. Inland, water supplies can be more vulnerable to heatwaves, floods, temperature swings and dam failures. Water is a prime consideration in siting decisions that include staying clear of geological fault lines, flight paths and cities. A 2003 heatwave in Europe, for instance, forced Electricite de France to close or lower output at about half its 19 nuclear plants because of temperature limits on the water it returns to rivers such as the Rhone. Excessively high temperatures can kill fish and other river life, as well as reduce output from the power plants. "If climate impacts include flood, heatwaves and droughts then you can expect that nuclear plants will have to shut down more often," said Rianne Teule, a nuclear expert with the environmental group Greenpeace in South Africa."It will bring more risks," she said. Greenpeace favors a phase-out of all nuclear power. A study in the journal Nature found that it was very likely that global warming, stoked by human emissions of greenhouse gases, had contributed to the extreme temperatures of the 2003 European heatwave and hence the severity of its impact. Rising sea levels are also a long-term consideration for siting power plants that will operate for decades. Higher sea levels would aggravate storm surges or the impact of tsunamis. The U.N. panel of scientists said in 2007 that the sea level is likely to rise by between 18 and 59 cms (7 and 24 inches) this century, more if there is a big thaw in Greenland and/or Antarctica. CLIP

Lessons From Japan: Act Now for US Energy Future (March 16, 2011)
The world has been following the news of the nuclear crisis in Japan in the wake of the historic 8.9 earthquake that hit on March 11. Our friends at the Nuclear Information and Resource Service have asked us to pass along this urgent and important message about what US citizens can do right now to ensure a future without the waste and dangers of nuclear power: "It would be nice to think that U.S. politicians and authorities will suddenly snap to their senses and begin work to end nuclear power and prevent new nuclear reactor construction. It won't be that easy. Our number one priority today: ending taxpayer subsidies for new nuclear power.
TAKE ACTION: Contact your members of Congress and urge them to do two things:
1. Oppose new taxpayer subsidies for new nuclear reactor construction,
2. End the nuclear reactor loan program entirely. The existing Department of Energy loan "guarantee" program has $10.2 Billion in unspent money for new reactor construction and another $2 Billion for uranium enrichment plants.
The good news is that the American people agree! According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News public opinion poll, cutting subsidies for new reactors is the single most popular possible budget cut, with 57% finding such cuts either completely or mostly acceptable.”
Now is the time to act to prevent similar nuclear crises in the US. As we support the Japanese people in this time of crisis, it is also a time to demand a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world powered by clean, safe, renewable energy. Read more. Please share via e-mail, facebook, twitter and blogging.
We hope that our friends around the world will take similar actions and urge their governments to end their support for nuclear power and invest in clean, safe, renewable, energy.

Ban Nuclear Energy and the Bomb, Time for True Renewables Only (March 16, 2011)
Along with the fossil fuels coal, tar sands and natural gas; nuclear energy is literally a dead end energy policy for Earth, all creatures and the human family. Let's get it done, ban the atomic bomb, ban nuclear energy, and commit to serious, life-saving climate and energy policies including energy conservation, efficiency & using only true renewables. Otherwise further nuclear disasters and even nuclear war are a certainty. This will require more simple, sharing and meaningful lives as we go back to the land to make something of worth with our hands and minds. TAKE ACTION NOW! CLIP

The Real Risks to America's Security By DAVE LINDORFF (March 16, 2011)
It seems rather silly now, doesn't it, all the US concern about terrorism? The nuclear crisis in Japan, which continues to worsen, threatens to become a total multiple meltdown, combined with the perhaps even more disastrous explosion and fire in one or several spent fuel rod ponds. If any of these things happen, not to mention many of them, several hundred square miles of Japan would be rendered indefinitely uninhabitable, costing hundreds of billions of dollars. And it could be worse. If the winds are blowing south during such a disaster, all of Tokyo, which has a metropolitan population of over 30 million, could have to be evacuated.A study by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission back in 1997, found that one spend fuel disaster could devastate almost 200 square miles of the US, and cause half a trillion dollars in damage!And we're spending hundreds of billions of dollars a year chasing after a few thousand ragtag Taliban fighters and supposedly pursuing a few hundred Arab terrorists, most of whom are fighting back with their shoes and their underwear?So where is the real risk to America's security?Well, for starters, we could consider the 23 nuclear plants currently operating in the US that were built by General Electric using the same basic flawed design as those that are blowing up in Fukushima, Japan right now. Those plants, which are located in my state of Pennsylvania, as well as everywhere from Alabama to Nebraska and Vermont, are as much as 40 years old. They are only still in operation today because the NRC is such an industry-captive regulator that it has granted them long license extensions running way past their sell-by date. It has even given many of them the okay to run at capacities exceeding 100% of design standards! There are other plants, also creaky with age, such as the ones in San Onofre and Diablo Canyon, California, which were knowingly built within a few miles of major earthquake faults--faults which could produce earthquakes on a scale of the one that just hit Japan. Both those facilities were designed to allegedly be able to survive (when new) a 7.5 quake. That was an untestable assertion of faith, but in any case, with an 8, an 8.5 or a 9, all bets would be off.San Onofre, by the way, is closer to Los Angeles than Fukushima is to Tokyo, so if there is a threat now that Tokyo might have to be evacuated, a similar blowup of the San Onofre nuke reactor would have the millions of people in Los Angeles evacuating their city--maybe back to Oklahoma where their forebears fled from the Dust Bowl (maybe we could call them LAkies, though hopefully they'd get a friendlier reception than L.A. gave to the okies of yore).So much for America's only remaining export: the film industry.It would make far more sense for the US to forget about those alleged terrorists who are supposedly out to get us (and to stop mucking around in the Middle East countries and provoking all that anger!) and instead to spend some of that Pentagon and Homeland Security swill to shut down these old nuke plants, and even many newer ones that are built in vulnerable locations, so we don't have to suffer a disaster of our own making like the people of Japan are facing today. Don't expect much from our two nuke-besotted political parties, though. CLIP - Check also The Hubris of Nuclear Engineers and Worse Than a Meltdown and When Greed Goes Radioactive

US nuke plants ranked by quake risk (March 15, 2011) NOT REASSURING!
(...) The reactor with the highest risk rating is 24 miles north of New York City, in the village of Buchanan, N.Y., at the Indian Point Energy Center. There, on the east bank of the Hudson, Indian Point nuclear reactor No. 3 has the highest risk of earthquake damage in the country, according to new NRC risk estimates provided to ranking of the 104 nuclear reactors is shown at the bottom of this article, listing the NRC estimate of risk of catastrophic failure caused by earthquake. The chance of a core damage from a quake at Indian Point 3 is estimated at 1 in 10,000 each year. Under NRC guidelines, that’s right on the verge of requiring “immediate concern regarding adequate protection” of the public. The two reactors at Indian Point generate up to one-third of the electricity for New York City. The second reactor, Indian Point 2, doesn’t rate as risky, with 1 chance in 30,303 each year.The plant with the second highest risk? It’s in Massachusetts. Third? Pennsylvania. Then Tennessee, Pennsylvania again, Florida, Virginia and South Carolina. Only then does California’s Diablo Canyon appear on the list, followed by Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island.The odds take into consideration two main factors: the chance of a serious quake, and the strength of design of the plant. Nuclear power plants built in the areas usually thought of as earthquake zones, such as the California coastline, have a surprisingly low risk of damage from those earthquakes. Why? They built anticipating a major quake. CLIP

The Japanese Nuclear Crisis & The Spring Equinox Cosmic Weather Forecast 2011 (March 18, 2011)
(...) The UK Telegraph warns of a potential “nuclear nightmare” and considers the Fukushima crisis the second worst nuclear disaster in history.“The Fukushima crisis now rates as a more serious accident than the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in the US in 1979, and is second only to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, according to the French nuclear safety authority. After insisting for three days that the situation was under control, Japan urgently appealed to US and UN nuclear experts for technical help on preventing white-hot fuel rods melting.”How bad could this emergency be? It's hard to know when the Japanese government is covering up the truth, but Dr. Michiko Kaku, a theoretical physicist at the City University of New York, had this to say on March 16: “The worst-case scenario is a steam/hydrogen gas explosion which blows the reactor vessels apart, sending uranium dioxide fuel rods and radioactive debris into the air. This might happen if the core is fully exposed for a few hours, which is a distinct possibility. This is what happened at Chernobyl, when such an explosion blew about 25 per cent of the core’s radioactive by-products into the air.” There is also the possibility that the spent fuel rods, which are kept in containment pools of water near the reactors, may overheat and then release tremendous amounts of radioactive material into the air. It appears that the water in at least one of these pools has vaporized to a great extent, as of this writing, and that the situation is critical.What could happen if the spent fuel rods ignite?" An October 2000 report from the Sandia Labs in Albuquerque painted a grim picture of the consequences from a pool fire," reports Jeffrey St. Clair, in an article on the Counterpunch website. "The report [on the Shearon Harris plant in North Carolina], which was kept under wraps for two years by the NRC, found that a waste pool fire could spread radioactive debris over a 500-mile radius, including Cesium-137, a carcinogen linked to birth defects and genetic damage." Dr. Helen Caldicott, a famous international analyst of all things nuclear and a tireless veteran of the anti-nuclear movement, called the situation in Japan an “absolute disaster”, according to an article on the Global Research website by David Donovan. “The situation is very grim and not just for the Japanese people,” said Dr Caldicott. “If both reactors blow then the whole of the Northern Hemisphere may be affected,” she said. ". . .In the northern hemisphere, many millions could get cancer”. “Only one reactor blew at Chernobyl and it was only 3 months old, with new cores holding relatively little radiation; these ones have been operating for 40 years and would hold about 30 times more radiation than Chernobyl’s.” Dr Caldicott cited a report from the New York Academy of Sciences, which said that over 1 million people have died as a direct result of the 1986 melt-down at Chernobyl, mostly from cancer. She said authorities had attempted to “hush up” the full scale of the Chernobyl disaster. The official 2005 figure from the International Atomic Energy Agency was just 4,000 fatalities. In the Chernobyl disaster, nuclear fallout appeared as far away as England, and Swedish farmers discovered radioactive trace elements in crops and farm animals. The bulk of the fallout was carried about 1,000 miles from the site of the meltdown.
(...) "Everything suggests that it will be business as usual. Destabilization, destruction, war and catastrophe have always been turned into a big business for the United States of America," Snow continues. "Across the ocean tens of thousands of people are protesting in Germany and France and Briton. Here, even the discussion is off course. The wrong questions are being asked and the wrong people are answering them. Instead of talking about limits to growth, the focus is on expansion, profits, trade and so-called progress." "Perhaps the worst horror of all is that people trapped in the contaminated zones are now being shunned by outsiders, including aid organizations," Snow concludes. "Radiation fears, mingled with a sick sense of abandonment, reported the Los Angeles Times, as people are afraid to help them. People in the evacuation zones - elders and those without fuel or transport -- are getting no help, and no information. We should be humbled."This week's disaster in Japan revealed the tremendous fear that accidents involving nuclear power trigger in the human psyche. For the last thirty years, since the anti-war and anti-nuclear weapons movements of the Eighties dissipated, mainstream culture has pretended that nuclear war was impossible, because the Cold War between the USSR and America had come to an end.This rather complacent mindset ignores the reality that Pakistan and India have enough nuclear weapons to irradiate one another fully many times over, and the capability to destroy one another's capital cities within mere minutes in a first strike that would be undetectable to the other side until far too late to retaliate or evacuate before disaster struck. As this week's events have demonstrated, a massive release of radioactive material, as in a war or major nuclear power accident, could easily contaminate half the Earth, resulting in millions of casualties over decades of time. CLIP Check also Caldicott: Japan may spell end of nuclear industry worldwide

An Interview with Helen Caldicott, M.D.Author of The New Nuclear Danger
(...) The Share Guide: In a recent talk you gave, you mentioned the Heritage Foundation. Please explain what they have to do with the energy policies of President Bush and his administration.

Dr. Caldicott: The Heritage Foundation and other Washington, DC based so called "think tanks" are omnipresent right-wing advertising agencies for corporations such as Lockheed Martin and other military corporations and oil companies. The Heritage Foundation has either peopled the Bush administration with employees of corporations or with their own specially trained fellows. They are determining the policies of this administration, much as they determined those of the Reagan years. The Cheney energy policy was determined after consultation with oil and energy companies--with absolutely no input from knowledgeable academics or environmental groups who are deeply concerned about the rapid progress of global warming and its devastating ecological and economic consequences. 

The Share Guide: What specifically are the negative effects of nuclear power, and aren't there adequate renewable sources of energy that we could use instead?

Dr. Caldicott: Nuclear power, apart from nuclear war, is the greatest medical threat posed to life on this planet. In fact, 95% of the total nuclear waste in the United States has been generated by nuclear power plants. Nuclear waste will last for 500,000 years, and there is no safe means to prevent these radioactive elements from entering and concentrating in the food chain. These elements, which are tasteless, odorless and invisible, are highly carcinogenic and mutagenic. Over time, they will induce epidemics of cancer and leukemia. This is particularly true for children, who are 10 to 20 times more radiosensitive than adults, and are therefore much more susceptible to cancer. The nuclear waste will also induce epidemics of genetic diseases and congenital abnormalities in humans (as well as in animals and plants) for the rest of time. This is rather like a process of random compulsory genetic engineering. Because of the quantity of fossil fuel used to mine, separate and enrich uranium, and to build the massive reactor, a nuclear power plant has to operate for 18 years before one net calorie of energy is realized! And the CO2 produced from the fossil fuel adds significantly to global warming. Uranium enrichment also produces 88% of the CFC gases emitted from the U.S., a potent global warming gas and a significant ozone depleter in the upper atmosphere. The production and release of CFCs has been internationally banned in the Montreal Protocol, but the U.S. nuclear industry openly flouts this international treaty. So nuclear power causes global warming, ozone depletion, epidemics of malignancy and the destruction of the delicate process of evolution. Of course there are alternatives. Solar power is ubiquitous but almost untapped because of the political power of the oil companies. There is also enough wind west of the Missisippi to provide the whole of the U.S. with energy. It's worth noting that Europeans use half as much energy as Americans, but have the same standard of living because they practice pragmatic conservation.

The Share Guide: Most people are psychically numbed by the nuclear problem. How can we deal with our feelings of fear, complacency, anger, depression, etc, and take constructive action?

Dr. Caldicott: The only effective way I have found to deal with peoples' fears is through a process of responsible education. That is why I wrote The New Nuclear Danger, and that is why I travel the world talking to large numbers of people about these facts. As a physician, I am obliged to practice global preventive medicine, and my experience has validated the admonition of Thomas Jefferson when he said "An informed democracy will behave in a responsible fashion."

(...) The Share Guide: What is your opinion of the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository? And what do you think we should do with nuclear waste?

Dr. Caldicott: Yucca Mountain stands on 30 earthquake faults. It is a very unstable area and will not prevent the disbursement of lethal radioactive elements to the environment. Nuclear waste should be retained in the cooling pools of the nuclear reactors, meaning that all nuclear power plants would then have to close because their cooling pools are full. This also means that there would be no more electricity generated from nuclear power. As the spent fuel rods cool, they can then be stored in above ground casks until the brilliant American scientists who are currently so hard at work designing new nuclear weapons are redeployed, inventing ingenious and currently unthought of ways to store their radioactive garbage safely for the next 500,000 years. CLIP

GOP Reopens Fight Over Nuclear Waste in Sacred Yucca Mountain (March 16, 2011)
A little over a week before an 8.9-magnitude earthquake ripped open a fissure in the Earth, triggered a deadly tsunami and set off a potential worldwide nuclear catastrophe, House Republicans introduced a bill to permit 200 more commercial nuclear reactors in the U.S., “enough to triple current megawatt capacity, by 2040.” Tucked into that bill is a clause that revives the long debate around nuclear waste storage in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, a move that Native American and environmental groups have been resisting for decades. Nuclear power may not produce pollution like fossil fuels, but it does produce waste that carries with it the risk of radioactive contamination. There’s no expanding nuclear power without pinning down a nuclear waste storage site, which is one of the reasons the House bill calls on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to complete a review of the Yucca Mountain site “without political interference.”Native American groups have long opposed the construction of a nuclear waste storage site in Yucca Mountain, which is a sacred spiritual and religious site for local Western Shoshone and Pauite tribes.“A Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository will leak, impacting the land and people of the Great Basin sooner or later,” testified Margene Bullcreek, president of the Native Community Action Council, at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety Licensing Board Panel Construction Authorization Board in 2010.Bullcreek’s group represents local tribes that have suffered from radiation exposure after U.S. nuclear weapons testing in the area. They say storing nuclear waste in the mountain would desecrate the sacred lands, and also expose local residents to significant health risks.In 2010 the Department of Energy withdrew its application to pursue Yucca Mountain as a site for a nuclear waste dump, but Republicans have not abandoned the idea. CLIP

Japan crisis turns Germany, Italy against nuclear (March 17, 2011)
Japan's nuclear crisis spurred German Chancellor Angela Merkel to pledge a faster shift from nuclear power on Thursday and seemed to thwart Italy's plans to reintroduce atomic energy.Several other European nations, from Finland to Switzerland, have turned more skeptical about nuclear energy after Friday's earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima plant in the world's worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. In Berlin, Merkel dismissed allegations that she may have closed seven atomic plants illegally and told parliament that nuclear technology remained a transitional source of affordable power while renewable energy sources were developed further.Earlier this week, she backtracked on an unpopular decision to extend the life of aging nuclear power stations, drawing scorn from the opposition which said she was only trying to avoid a major electoral setback in regional polls this month.Under a "moratorium" announced on Tuesday, the government ordered the closure for safety checks of all seven of Germany's nuclear plants which began operating before 1980 for at least three months. CLIP - Check also German green industries say can fill nuclear gaps - "German renewable industry lobby BEE said on Wednesday it would be able to supply 47 percent of German power requirements by 2020, joining a debate on how to replace nuclear generation capacity." THE WAY TO GO GERMANY -- AND EVERYONE ELSE!

Japan's earthquake disaster may boost rainforest logging in Borneo (March 13, 2011)
Malaysian loggers say Japan's recovery from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami will boost demand for rainforest timber, reports the Borneo Post. AmResearch, an investment research firm based in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, said logging companies that export plywood to Japan are poised to benefit from reconstruction. “We have contacted timber players, who are also unsure of the extent of damage stemming from the latest earthquake and the aftershocks,” AmResearch is quoted as saying. “One timber player rules out a '30-40 per cent jump in exports' to Japan – which mostly buys plywood from Malaysia – but expects a probable steady rise in demand from Japan to help in the reconstruction process, depending on the extent of the damage to buildings.” CLIP - Note from Jean: That's another sad consequence of this disaster... Rebuilding Japan will severely impact the dwindling resources of this endangered planet...


U.N. authorizes ‘all necessary measures’ to protect civilians in Libya (March 17, 2011)
The United Nations on Thursday authorized the use of “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya, opening the door to air and naval attacks against the forces of leader Moammar Gaddafi as he vowed to level the city of Benghazi, the last major rebel stronghold. In a 10 to 0 vote, with five abstentions, the Security Council called for an immediate cease-fire in Libya and approved the establishment of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory and the interdiction of ships carrying supplies to Gaddafi’s government. In broad language, the council approved the use of any means short of “foreign occupation” to end strikes against “civilian populated areas under threat of attack .?.?. including Benghazi.” The vote marked a dramatic turn in the world’s response to the Libyan crisis after weeks of debate and reluctance by many to intervene, and it comes as rebel forces were said to be on the brink of defeat. Celebrations erupted across Benghazi as word of the vote reached the rebels. Clerics chanted “God is great” over mosque loudspeakers, and the streets were filled with celebratory gunfire and people waving the pre-Gaddafi Libyan flag adopted by the rebels.
France said it was prepared to launch attacks within hours, and Britain also indicated that it was prepared to act quickly. Initial strikes are likely to target air defense systems and runways; it was unclear whether plans were also in motion to strike at tank columns and other government ground forces headed east.
U.S. officials said that it would probably take several days for a full operation to be undertaken and that President Obama had not yet approved the use of U.S. military assets. Check also Libyan Opposition Welcomes UN No-Fly Zone Resolution

Libya 'to halt military action' (18 March 2011)
The Libyan government has announced an immediate ceasefire in its offensive against rebels who have seized large areas of the country. The announcement came as a coalition of Western and Arab nations prepared for air strikes against Libyan forces. Before the ceasefire announcement, heavy fighting was continuing. Rebels said government forces had been bombarding the western city of Misrata - but the government denied that this had continued after the ceasefire. Military action short of an occupation was sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council on Thursday evening. UN Security Council Resolution 1973 gave broad backing to taking military action against all threats to civilians, which could include bombing ground forces loyal to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan Foreign Minister Mussa Kussa said his country was obliged to accept the UN resolution and to observe the air exclusion zone that had been agreed.
(...) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Libyan government would need to demonstrate it was implementing a ceasefire."We are going to be not responsive or impressed by words, we would have to see actions on the ground and that is not yet at all clear," she said. "We will continue to work with our partners in the international community to press Gaddafi to leave and to support the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan people."British Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would judge Col Gaddafi "by his actions not his words". "What is absolutely clear is the UN Security Council resolution said he must stop what he is doing, brutalising his people," Mr Cameron told the BBC. "If not, all necessary measures can follow to make him stop."Mr Cameron had earlier said Britain was preparing to move Tornado and Typhoon fighter-bomber aircraft to bases near Libya. The British and French, along with some Arab allies, are expected to play a leading role in any initial air strikes. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said everything was ready to launch military strikes, and that a ceasefire would need to cover the whole country. "We have to analyse the conditions of the ceasefire," he told Reuters TV, adding that this would be examined at a summit in Paris on Saturday. The announcement of a ceasefire was dismissed by a rebel commander in the eastern city of Benghazi, an anti-Gaddafi stronghold, who accused the Libyan leader of "bluffing". CLIP

Conflict in maps
After more than 40 years in power, Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is facing the greatest threat to his rule. Rebels control much of the east of the country and pockets of resistance are spread across the country. Unrest broke out across Libya on 16 February after the arrest of a human rights lawyer. Events quickly escalated with rebels seizing control of several coastal cities and senior Libyan diplomats defecting overseas. Col Gaddafi is firmly in control of the capital Tripoli, and his forces have made gains against the rebels in areas east and west of the city. Explore the maps by clicking on the tabs above to see who controls what and where the latest clashes have occurred.

At Least 40 Protesters Are Killed in Yemen (March 18, 2011)
SANA, Yemen — Security forces and government supporters opened fire on demonstrators in the capital on Friday, killing at least 40 people, according to a doctor at a makeshift hospital near the scene. But the crackdown failed to disperse the protest, the largest seen so far in the center of the city. President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared a state of emergency shortly after the violence, and denied that security forces had been involved in any shooting. The level of violence dwarfed that seen in previous clashes during weeks of large protests in cities around Yemen calling for Mr. Saleh’s immediate ouster. By escalating its violent response, the government appeared to take up the same playbook that Libya and Bahrain have followed this week. The move opened a troubling new chapter for Yemen, a strife-torn nation that is home to one of Al Qaeda’s most active affiliates and has been an American ally in the fight against terrorism. At a news conference in Sana, Mr. Saleh claimed that the clashes on Friday were between “citizens and demonstrators” and that “the police were not present and did not open fire.” President Obama condemned violence in a written statement that called on President Saleh “to adhere to his public pledge to allow demonstrations to take place peacefully.” He added: “Those responsible for today’s violence must be held accountable.” The death toll rose through the afternoon as some of the more than 200 people who were wounded by gunfire, or by rocks hurled by government supporters, succumbed to their injuries, according to the doctor, Muhammed Rizq, and others at a makeshift hospital near the protest site. The majority of those killed had been shot in the head or neck, doctors said. Despite the heavy toll, the protesters in Sana kept control of a lengthening portion of Ring Road, which stretches from Sana University to a central highway overpass, as the shooting appeared to halt in the middle of the afternoon. The security forces that had massed at the protest’s south end then began to pull back into the city center, firing tear gas as hundreds of protesters gave chase, hurling rocks. People in apartments overlooking the action tossed onions down to the protesters for them to use to relieve the effects of the tear gas. Before the shooting, the protest had swelled to tens of thousands of people and stretched for a mile from its center at Sana University.The violence began almost immediately after the protesters’ noon prayers, conducted en masse in the street. As they rose, government supporters in plain clothes opened fire from rooftops and windows that southern end of the protest, while security forces fired guns and a water cannon, apparently in an effort to keep demonstrators from moving further into the center of the capital.A heavy cloud of black smoke over the downtown commercial district at the southern end of the demonstration as government supporters burned protesters’ tents shortly before shooting started. Though many moved north along Ring Road and away from the fighting, a crowd of mostly tribal men from the outskirts of the capital stood firm. A man walked through the crowd with a microphone yelling, “Peaceful, peaceful! Don’t be afraid of the bullets!” Then the shooting appeared to stop, and the security forces withdrew about a mile down the wet, rock-strew road. Scores of injured men were carried in bloody blankets through the crowd of protesters to a mosque that had been turned into a makeshift hospital, with the dead and wounded lying on its floor. Many of the wounded appeared to have been hurt by rocks as well as bullets. CLIP - MORE related news HERE

U.S. berates Bahrain, Gulf allies as tensions spread (March 16, 2011)
The United States said Bahrain was on the "wrong track" in trying to crush Shi'ite protests in the Sunni-ruled island, rare criticism that highlighted concern the crackdown could ignite a wider regional conflict. Bahraini forces used tanks and helicopters on Wednesday to clear a protest camp set up by youths from the Shi'ite Muslim majority which complains of discrimination by the Sunni royal family. Three police and three protesters were killed. The unrest has brought an influx of troops to Bahrain from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbors Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, who fear the uprising that began last month could play into the hands of non-Arab Shi'ite power Iran.It has also prompted sympathy protests from Shi'ites across the region, including in Saudi Arabia's oil producing east. Earlier this week, Washington said it understood why Bahrain's Sunni rulers had called in reinforcements. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said force was not the answer. "We find what's happening in Bahrain alarming. We think that there is no security answer to the aspirations and demands of the demonstrators," she told CBS. "They are on the wrong track." A medical source said dozens of people were taken to Bahrain International Hospital on Wednesday, hit by rubber bullets or shot gun pellets or suffering tear gas inhalation, all weapons used by riot police.One was hit by a live bullet in the clash, in which youths hurled petrol bombs at police.U.S. President Barack Obama called the kings of Saudi Arabia, a strategic ally of Washington in the Middle East, and of Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet and seen as a bulwark against Iranian influence, to urge "maximum" restraint. Political analysts say the Obama administration, which gave strong support to pro-democracy protests in Egypt and Tunisia, faced a new dilemma as violence in Bahrain appeared to dash hopes for quick political talks.U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jeff Feltman went to Bahrain on Monday to push for talks to resolve the crisis. The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday he had already left. Gregory Gause, a Gulf expert at the University of Vermont, said Wednesday's events showed the intent was to quash a rebellion rather than restore order to allow political dialogue to resume as Washington has urged. CLIP

Crackdown In Bahrain (March 16, 2011)
If anyone thought democracy would sweep through the Middle East after the uprising in Egypt, the past few weeks are a big wake up call. We've all seen the crackdown in Libya.Now, it's happening in Bahrain. The monarchy has imposed a three month state of emergency, likely to crush protesters. Today, soldiers and riot police forced hundreds of protesters out a central square in the capital, using tear gas and armoured vehicles.As well, Saudi Arabia has sent a thousand troops in to support Bahrain's government. Bahrain's Sunni leaders are desperate to hold power, while majority Shiites are calling for an end to their 200 year old dynasty. Here's a report from Al Jazeera. And audio from the BBC, with clips from the both Bahrain's opposition leader and a government official.

30+ Bahrain protesters collapse on the spot after toxic nerve gas fired at them (March 13, 2011)
Bahraini security forces have fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in the capital Manama as demonstrators vow to continue their protest, witnesses say.
Check also Bahrain man suffers convulsions after breathing toxic nerve gas and EMERGENCY Bahraini doctor pleads for help too many casualties to count hospitals can't cope - Bahrain raises the stakes by bringing in Saudi forces - Why has Bahrain decided to call in the troops? - MANY more related news HERE

U.N. expresses shock at escalating bloodshed in Ivory Coast (March 18, 2011)
(CNN) -- At least 25 people were killed in what the United Nations called Friday a shocking escalation of violence in Ivory Coast, wracked by an electoral crisis that many fear is sliding toward another civil war. France, Ivory Coast's former colonial ruler, condemned Thursday's "deliberate massacre of civilians" and called on the United Nations Security Council to adopt sanctions against self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo and his circle, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero.The international community has widely recognized Gbagbo's challenger, Alassane Ouattara, as the winner of the November election and the legitimate leader of the west African nation.But Gbagbo has refused to cede power, the stalemate resulting in uncertainty and bloodshed.The United Nations refugee agency reported heavy shelling in the Abobo neighborhood of Abidjan that was responsible for the deaths. Many more were injured.U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the shelling and urged the U.N. Security Council to take "further measures" against thouse found responsible for the violence. He said the U.N. would "continue to take the necessary steps to protect the civilian population." CLIP - Will the world step up to the plate and protect civilian populations there as well?...

Q+A: Ivory Coast's slide back into civil war (Mar 18, 2011)
The death toll from the crisis has risen to more than 435 according to the United Nations, 720 according to the Ouattara camp. Some 12,000 U.N. peacekeepers are urged to do more to protect civilians.Their mandate allows them to intervene, and they recently secured two Mi-24 helicopter gunships, but they seem reluctant to take robust action against pro-Gbagbo forces.U.N. officials say part of their problem is that Gbagbo's forces are the main threat to civilians, so protecting the public would sometimes mean firing on the Ivorian military, which risks dragging peacekeepers into active conflict. CLIP


Utah May Accept Gold And Silver As Legal Tender (March 7th, 2011)
Utah may be the first state in the US to move toward a gold standard!As of Friday March 4th 2011, the state government of Utah has enacted a bill that allows the use of government issued gold and silver coins as legal tender within the state of Utah. It is now off to the state Senate where a deciding vote may come as soon as this week.The vote passed with flying colors on a 47-26 vote in the state House. This vote also exempts the sale of gold and silver from the state capital gains tax which is normally placed on profits from precious metals investments. If passed, Utah would be the first state in the US to move back to something close to the gold standard. The bill does not replace paper currency, rather offers gold and silver as a viable alternative as a medium of exchange. Utah is hoping that the action will be followed by the rest of the thirteen states which have proposed similar bills in their state governments. Those thirteen states that have proposed the idea of using gold and silver as currency are;Colorado, Georgia, Montana, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington. You can see the official documentation of Utahs bill to approve gold and silver as a currency here: Utah To Accept Gold And Silver As Currency

Tons of dead sardines scooped from Calif. harbor (3/14/2011)
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Cleaning crews on Sunday finished removing millions of fish found floating dead in a Southern marina, five days after the slimy, stinking mass of sardines was discovered.Crews from several coastal cities and more than 700 volunteers removed about 140 tons of dead sardines from King Harbor in Redondo Beach, city officials said in a statement. The fish were taken to a composting center where they will be turned into fertilizer. The city said that while the fish were gone, local crews will continue cleaning up the aftermath of the die-off in the harbor for another week. Biologists from the University of Southern California and the California Department of Fish and Game have said critically low oxygen levels in the water caused the sardines to suffocate. But the USC scientists said high levels of domoic acid were found in the sardines, which may have distressed them off the Los Angeles coastline and caused them to swim into the Redondo Beach marina. Fish and game officials also were testing fish for toxins at its animal forensics laboratory. Results were expected this week. Domoic acid is often found in the stomach of fish that have been feeding on plankton during toxic algae blooms, one of which was spotted off Redondo Beach on Wednesday. The toxin has been linked to neurological disorders, illnesses and deaths in seabirds, sea lions, sea otters and whales, spurring concerns for the gulls, pelicans and other sea life that have been feasting on the dead fish in King Harbor. The sardines died late Monday and caked the water's surface the next morning, stacking up to 2 feet deep in some spots.

New International Commission to Respond to the Current Food Price Crisis (2011-03-11)
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) recently announced its new Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change to respond to the current food price crisis that is pushing millions of people into hunger and contributing to unrest around the world. Extreme weather like the droughts in Russia, China and Brazil and the flooding in Pakistan and Australia have contributed to a level of food price volatility we haven’t seen since the oil crisis of 40 years ago,” said Professor John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the U.K., who will serve as the Commission’s Chair. The commission brings together experts from six continents, working in the fields of agriculture, nutrition, natural resources, climate change, and economics. Over the next ten months the body will draw upon existing research and scientific findings, and provide policy recommendations aimed at strengthening food security, while also confronting climate change, population growth, and resource scarcity. Its findings will be disseminated to international policy-making bodies, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Rio+20 Earth Summit, and the Group of 20 (G20).To purchase State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet please click HERE. - Check also Nourishing the Planet: Project Summary and World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse by Lester R. Brown - "In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future." This book was recommended by James McRae ( who wrote: "Brown likens the worldwide effort that is needed now, to U.S. mobilization for WW II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbour."

UN Links Uprisings To Soaring Food Prices (March 04, 2011)
Since 1990, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has been tracking the global cost of a basket of food staples, and calculates it has reached an all-time high after increasing for eight consecutive months.There are several reasons behind the tightening food supply. Firstly, rising oil prices are making it more expensive to process and transport food, and petroleum by-products are also used to make fertiliser and pesticides. Then there is the effect of climate change which scientists believe may have played a part in wrecking wheat and corn crops across the world: those include storms in Canada, a drought in China and devastating fires in Russia.There is also the use of corn in fuel. Increasingly, ethanol is being added to the mix at petrol pumps, which restricts supply still further.Economists also believe a burgeoning middle class across the developing world is creating an even greater bottleneck by demanding a more varied diet, including meat from cattle fed by crops. The overall effect is being felt keenly by those struggling to make ends meet, even in the world's wealthiest country. At the Maryland food bank, from where food donations are distributed to some of the 460,000 people living below the state poverty line, they are feeling the pinch."People who are living on the fringe get tipped over very easily," explains chief executive Deborah Flateman. "They are making choices between buying food or buying clothes for their children. All of these things have a huge impact on fragile budgets that sends more people into our system." Stable countries can absorb those effects more readily than countries with a fractured political landscape. Massod Ahmed, the director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia Department, believes we are witnessing the effect in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. "The increases in food prices have certainly been an important trigger, a spark if you like, to these demonstrations," he says. "What the IMF has been recommending is that governments should move towards putting in place permanent safety nets that are targeted to the most vulnerable people in society." The US government has made it clear it considers a global hunger crisis a national security issue so it has earmarked $3.5bn (£2.15bn) in agricultural development aid. As food prices continue to soar, and popular resentment finds its voice across the North Africa and the Middle East, a recipe to alleviate food stress must be on the menu.

Already a campaign against the H2N2 influenza? (March 10, 2011) The next false flag pandemic?
Governments should now begin vaccination against influenza strain which could be the source of the next pandemic, H2N2. This is the proposal made this morning in Nature magazine by three researchers at the prestigious Center for Vaccine Research National Institutes of Health U.S.. This strain has been responsible for pandemics of 1957 and 1968, respectively, which have made 2 million and 1 million deaths (70 000 and 35 000 deaths in the United States, 10 times less in Canada). H1N1 pandemic of 2009-2010 was 428 deaths in Canada. "Most people born after the pandemics of 1957 and 1968 have no protection against H2N2," says Gary Nabel in a phone interview, lead author of the Nature study. CLIP Traduit de la version original franaise de Dj une campagne contre la grippe H2N2?

Check also H2N2 influenza: fatal virus samples distributed in 18 countries (Version française originale) More related Google translations HERE

Goodbye national parks: when 'eternal' protected areas come under attack (March 17, 2011)
One of the major tenets behind the creation of a national park, or other protected area, is that it will not fade, but remain in essence beyond the pressures of human society, enjoyed by current generations while being preserved for future ones. The protected area is a gift, in a way, handed from one wise generation to the next. However, in the real world, dominated by short-term thinking, government protected areas are not 'inalienable', as Abraham Lincoln dubbed one of the first; but face being shrunk, losing legal protection, or in some cases abolished altogether. A first of its kind study, published in Conservation Letters, recorded 89 instances in 27 countries of protected areas being downsized (shrunk), downgraded (decrease in legal protections), and degazetted (abolished) since 1900. Referred to by the authors as PADDD (protected areas downgraded, downsized, or degazetted), despite its large impact on conservation efforts the trend has been little studied.
(...) The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently considering opening up portions of Africa's oldest National Park, Virunga, to oil exploration and exploitation. Home to some of Africa's most iconic wildlife, including no small number of endangered species such as mountain gorillas, the decision has proven controversial enough for even the UN to voice its disapproval. "Altering or downgrading the park’s protected status in the name of oil drilling would be against the law not only in DRC, but internationally as well, since the park is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site which makes drilling there explicitly illegal. WWF stands strongly against any oil exploration or exploitation in Virunga, or the altering of Virunga’s protected status for any reason," Allard Blom, managing director for WWF’s Congo Basin Program, told
(...) The oil companies have argued that they could vastly improve security in the park, which is currently inhabited by deadly rebel forces. However, Matthew Lewis, senior program officer for WWF's Species Conservation Program, doesn't see oil in the park as a victory for rangers caught in the fire. "An astonishing fact is that more than 130 rangers have died in the line of duty since 1996 protecting Virunga National Park. Regardless of the millions of dollars spent on conservation in the park over the decades, the most tragic aspect of losing it to oil exploration in my opinion would be that these brave men will have died in vain, fighting for a lost cause." Some PADDD incidents have received less coverage in the media and less attention from conservation organizations, but could still widely damage regional conservation efforts. For example, Cambodia is handing over around 50,000 hectares of remote and little-studied Viracehy National Park to rubber plantations and other development projects, essentially shrinking the protected area by 16%. Cambodia's Secretary of State at the Environment Ministry, Thuk Kroeun Vutha, told the Cambodian Daily, "It is not against the law when the government approves it." Weakening parks is not only a debate in developing countries. American politicians have been debating opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)—the nation's biggest protected area—to oil drilling since the 1970s. During the past decade opening up the protected area to drilling was voted on numerous times, but never made it all the way through the US political system. Current US President, Barack Obama, has stated he is not in favor of opening ANWR to oil exploitation. One of the more remarkable examples of a debate on downgrading protected areas occurred last year in New Zealand. After announcing a plan to open 7,000 hectares of protected areas to mining, the New Zealand government faced a brutal backlash. 40,000 protesters marched in what the New Zealand Herald called 'the biggest [march] in a generation. This was followed by 37,000 comments on the government plans most of which were critical. Following the uproar, the government canceled any plans to downgrade its parks. While many protected areas remain in jeopardy worldwide from weakening, shrinking, or abolishment, New Zealand proves that whether a protected area remains for posterity is ultimately up to us. -- Check also Parks key to saving India's great mammals from extinction

McDonald's launches new sourcing policy for palm oil, paper, beef to reduce global environmental impact (March 11, 2011) EVEN McDONALD GOT THE MESSAGE!!
McDonald's announced a far-reaching sourcing policy that could significantly reduce the fast-food giant's impact on the environment, including global forests. Yesterday McDonald's unveiled its Sustainable Land Management Commitment (SLMC), a policy that requires its suppliers to use "agricultural raw materials for the company's food and packaging that originate from sustainably-managed land". The commitment will be monitored via an independent evaluation process, according to the company. The policy will initially focus on five commodities: beef, poultry, coffee, palm oil, and packaging. McDonald's target commodities are based on analysis conducted in partnership with environmental group WWF's Market Transformation initiative led by Jason Clay. McDonald's has announced several environmental criteria for sourcing in recent years including seafood and soy commitments, but the new pledge brings in more commodities. Under SLMC, McDonald's is working with the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to improve the environmental performance of beef production and is sponsoring a three-year study to assess carbon emissions on 350 ranches in the U.K. and Ireland. The company said it plans to join the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) this year and will source only RSPO-certified palm oil by 2015. McDonald's has also joined the Sustainability Consortium, a group working to build tools to assess the environmental impacts of consumer products over their life-cycle. McDonald's said it is introducing the policy as a response to consumer concerns. "We know that our customers care about where their food comes from," said Francesca DeBiase, McDonald's vice president for Strategic Sourcing, in a statement. The announcement comes amid a broader emphasis on sustainability by consumer-facing retailers worldwide. As corporations have increased the share of resources they consume in meeting global demand for their products, they have found themselves increasingly under pressure to become better stewards of the environment. Accordingly, a number of major retailers in recent years have announced new sourcing policies that improve traceability of raw materials in their supply chains. Suppliers have either had to meet these criteria or find new customers. McDonald's experienced this first-hand in 2006 when the activist group Greenpeace launched a campaign targeting animal feed used to fatten chickens used for McNuggets in Europe. Greenpeace spent a year tracking soy as it moved through the supply chain from farms in the southern Amazon to ports on the Amazon River, across the Atlantic, and eventually to poultry facilities in Britain and Ireland. CLIP

Compteurs intelligents: Invasion de domicile? - auteur André Fauteux (5 mars 2011) Excellent article!érité-cachée-éveil-et-conscience/compteurs-intelligents-invasion-de-domicile-auteur-andré-fauteux/138902219510371
(...) Ces compteurs dits intelligents sont « très préoccupants », affirme un expert en électrosmog basé au Wisconsin, Dave Stetzer, sur son site Web « Ils vous exposent à des radiofréquences (dont des micro-ondes) de façon continuelle et sans votre consentement. Vous êtes exposés aux émissions de tous les compteurs dans votre secteur car ils ont une portée de transmission de plus de 2 milles (3,2 km). C’est ce qui expliquerait pourquoi une personne dont le compteur transmet seulement une fois par heure peut avoir des problèmes de sommeil. » Cependant, la situation serait encore plus dangereuse si un répétiteur est installé sur votre maison. Certains de ces appareils compilent les données sur la consommation de jusqu’à 500, voire 1 000 maisons, plus de 100 fois par minute dans le cas du modèle de Trilliant Networks utilisé par Hydro One, rapporte Martin Weatherall. Selon Dave Stetzer, les objectifs visés avec les compteurs intelligents pourraient être atteints en toute sécurité par d’autres moyens. Par exemple, en envoyant périodiquement de l’information par fil téléphonique ou par câble. Chez Hydro-Québec, l’attaché de presse Danielle Chabot affirme qu’on n’a pas encore choisi la technologie qui sera retenue pour le projet Lecture à Distance, prévu en 2011. « Un deuxième projet pilote avec environ 25 000 compteurs est prévu à l’été 2011, dans des zones urbaines et rurales, soit : Montréal, Boucherville et la MRC Memphrémagog. » En plus de pouvoir lire nos compteurs à distance, Hydro-Québec aimerait un jour pouvoir, avec notre consentement,reporter l’usage de certains appareils en période de pointe, alors que les tarifs d’électricité seront plus élevés afin de réduire le besoin de démarrer des centrales électriques polluantes. Enfin, à savoir si la société d’État accommodera les électrosensibles comme José Levesque qui a demandé de conserver son compteur filé, comme PG&E songe à le faire, Mme Chabot a répondu : « Il est trop tôt à ce stade-ci du projet pour définir les orientations compte tenu que nous n’avons pas finalisé le choix technologique. Toutefois, pour chaque projet déposé à la Régie de l’énergie, Hydro-Québec procède aux études requises : environnement, santé, etc. Ce dépôt à laRégie de l’énergie est prévu en 2012. » Voir cette image (tirée de qui en dit long sur les puissantes émissions de ces compteurs "intelligents"... Hydro-Québec semble avoir déjà fait son lit quant au choix de technologie... Voir cet APPEL DE CANDIDATURES - Préqualification pour l'installation des compteurs intelligents récemment émis.

L'intolérance électromagnétique élucidée - par André Fauteux (5 mars 2011)
Des chercheurs français viennent de démontrer que les champs électromagnétiques(CEM) modifient sensiblement la physiologie du sang et du cerveau des personnes électrosensibles et que l’impact sur ces marqueurs biologiques augmente et diminue selon l’intensité de l’exposition. « Nous savons avec certitude que l’hypersensibilité électromagnétique n’est pas psychosomatique», nous a confirmé l’oncologue Dominique Belpomme en entrevue téléphonique. « Les CEM provoquent des effets majeurs dans le cerveau. Le plus important d’entre eux est l’ouverture de la barrière hémato-encéphalique. Cela permet au mercure, aux organochlorés et à d’autres polluants de pénétrer dans le cerveau, où ils causent diverses maladies neuro-dégénératives. » Professeur d’oncologie à l’Université Paris Descartes, le Dr Belpomme est présidentde l’Association pour la recherche thérapeutique anticancéreuse (, qui s’est réorientée dans la prévention à partir de 2004. Depuis mai 2008, son équipe étudie ce qu’il a nommé le syndrome d’intolérance aux champs électromagnétiques (SICEM). « J’ai 450 malades et je vois jusqu’à 20 nouveaux cas chaque semaine, y compris des enfants qui ont des maux de tête, des troubles de la mémoire, de la concentration ou du langage. Nous avons la plus grande série européenne de malades électrosensibles. C’est un enjeu majeur de santé publique. » Le SICEM est une réaction extrême à de faibles niveaux d’exposition aux champs électriques et magnétiques d’extrêmement basses fréquences (50-60 Hertz) émis parles câbles et les appareils électriques ainsi qu’aux radiofréquences (10 megaHertz à300 gigaHertz incluant les micro-ondes) des appareils sans fil et leurs antennes. Cesyndrome est reconnu en Suède comme un handicap donnant droit à diverses modifications de l’environnement subventionnées par l’État afin de réduire l’exposition aux CEM.
(...) En France, on estime déjà que 5 % des gens sont électrosensibles, et la proportion augmente avec la popularité croissante des technologies sans fil. « Les études démontrent que de 10 à 50 % de la population risque de devenir très intolérantes aux champs électromagnétiques au cours des 25 à 50 prochaines années. CLIP -- Monsieur Fauteux vous invites à lui commander un numéro d'essai gratuit du magazine ''La Maison du 21e siècle''. Voici ses coordonnées:1.800.217.0591 ou sur le site web au
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Deeper insights on Matthew's claim about the Japanese earthquake in his latest message

Note from Jean: Upon reading Matthew's March 12 message – which you can review in its entirety HERE and which deals primarily with "Earthquake, tsunami in Japan; collective consciousness shifts; challenges ahead; transitioning souls, personalized care; ascension pace accelerated; intrinsic values vs trivial interests; fabricated image of US; mental, emotional illness; a better world for children" – I was somewhat dumbfounded that the Illuminati were described as being responsible for the big earthquake in Japan. Here is the relevant part of this message:

"With loving greetings from all souls at this station, this is Matthew. The earthquake off the coast of Japan, strategically positioned to cause the tsunami, was not Mother Nature’s doing. Her only involvement was the unavoidable initial movements of land and water after Illuminati scientists triggered the quake. Our space family was able to thwart their goal to level cities, flood the island and kill most of its inhabitants; however, harnessing the full force of the ocean is beyond the capability of their technology. Mother Nature isn’t causing the suspicious number of aftershocks, either, and it should be obvious to your seismologists and geologists that something is horribly awry. The peak members of the Illuminati know that their economic empire is shattered, and before the last shreds of their once impenetrable global network are completely gone, they are trying to generate a mass of negativity through creating chaos, destruction and high death toll wherever they can. For all the devastation in the ocean’s path and the damaged nuclear power facility, compared to the Illuminati’s intent to utterly destroy Japan, it was a shallow win for them. There was minimal damage in Tokyo; the quake, aftershocks and tsunami released a large amount of negativity on the planet; off-planet technology is lessening the effects of radiation from the power station; and other civilizations are beaming intense light, adding to the outpouring of prayers for the Japanese people, whose resilience and resourcefulness and the assistance of other countries will restore that nation. With the light continuing to intensify, the Illuminati’s unconscionable acts cannot much longer plague Earth. Just as you and we are seeing the undeniable evidence of massive shifts in the collective consciousness, so are they, and they know that this will end all darkness on the planet. The light in expanded consciousness has led long-oppressed peoples to raise their voices for freedom, and that cry will be echoed over and again until all peoples throughout your world are free."

(Version française disponible ICI)

Matthew also had this to say about the situation in Libya:

"Eventually hard-won victories will come in Libya, other countries in the Middle East and nations in Southeast Asia and Africa. In countries where political groups with different ideologies oppose each other without violence, extremist positions will give way to unified administrations that serve the needs of the masses rather than the greed of the elite. However, it would be folly to expect swift capitulation by tyrannical rulers or completely smooth transitions as the settling in of new national leaders will be amidst varying degrees of unrest and at different paces. Sorrow and hardships will befall the families whose beloved members pay with their lives for reformed governance or who were caught in the line of fire. We devoutly wish that all could know that every person who leaves this lifetime by either original or amended soul contract is thriving in Earth's spirit world. Please join lighted beings throughout the universe in sending forth prayers for the highest good of all."

So, about the first statement above, I wrote to Suzy to express my doubts that such a powerful event had been indeed triggered once again (as was apparently the case for the Haiti Earthquake a year ago) by the Illuminati's mad scientists, wondering what sort of technology could allow them to do so (scalar weaponry perhaps) and explaining that... "In my humble opinion, earthquakes have always happened on Earth (well before any such alleged technology existed) and will continue to happen for as long as it exists. This is a totally natural occurrence."

The next day after writing to Suzy I stumbled upon the following video which gives substantial evidence that through the HAARP apparatus (based on Tesla discoveries) the Cabal can apparently indeed trigger earthquakes and increase the strength of hurricanes...

Earthquake caused by HAARP? JAPAN THREATENED IN PAST (March 11, 2011)
Tesla Scalar Wave billion watt generator arrays exist and are used for earthquake generation and weather control. People on the ground, before the earthquake event, see ionization in the sky (like the aurora borealis, but visible in the daytime). Then they see what looks like ball lightning striking the ground, then they experience the earthquake or natural disaster. NOTE: These excerpts from the movie "The Core" also had examples of what this weapon can do. It would also explain the mysterious global death of birds and fishes this past January.

As I'm sure others are likewise perhaps questioning the validity of Matthew's claim on this, I felt I had to bring this concern to Suzy's attention in the hope of getting some greater clarity on this matter. Here is (in part) what she replied:

"First, the Illuminati are causing most, if not all of the terrible weather and the earthquakes. In a message a few months back, Matthew answered a question about how much of the unusual weather and quakes were manmade and he said it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say all because one strong storm or quake isn't an isolated event, it affects other areas that are vulnerable; and when the energy starts to diminish, the technology starts something new (obviously I'm paraphrasing the question and the reply).

Note from Jean: Here is the relevant quote taken from Matthew's August 13, 2010 message:

"Let us digress a moment to answer a pertinent question: How much drastic weather and earthquakes and other ‘natural’ disasters are manmade? It would not be much of an exaggeration to say “all.” Just as in Nature, a technologically created earthquake, for example, cannot have isolated effects — the energy release initiates activity in similarly vulnerable areas around the globe and those trigger still more upheavals. It is the same with clouds and winds. Mother Nature, however, knows when to take a time-out so her lands and seas and skies can settle and she can regain balance, and she spares areas meant to be safe. The ones who are manipulating your weather and generating geophysical disasters don’t care about healing respites for Earth or any exclusion from destruction, death toll and suffering. "

(Suzy continues...)

I wouldn't doubt what he says in any event, but I'll admit that I'm glad to know Charlotte King, whose entire body is a predictor of geophysical events. I'll forward her site — you won't find any mention there that she can differentiate between Mother Nature and manmade events, but she can and tells me Matthew is right.

Note from Jean: Here is an explanation on how Charlotte King (a long-time ERN subscriber) can sense and predict earthquakes:

Earthquake Prediction Theories
Charlotte King: In December 1993 prediction of a major Southern California quake because of severe heart pain a month before the 6.7 Northridge quake. She listens for changes in pitch and rhythm in low-frequency sounds sounds; experiences sudden migraines, other aches and a "seismic flu". (...) Implications for Earthquake Warning Systems, Perception, and High Temperature Superconductivity, as Derived from Investigations into Charlotte's Syndrome. The bizarre case of Charlotte King, who "hears" the Earth, yields valuable insights into perception, physics, and the geo-sciences. Fourteen years of investigation have produced models for Charlotte's sensitivity to earthquake precursory signals, which seem to be generated in perovskites, as a result of tectonically induced piezoelectricity. We propose that the signals can be monitored, recorded, and analyzed in a manner that will provide real-time warnings of large earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. This would be analogous to weather forecasting and storm warning systems, with similar attendant difficulties. Recent related developments, in high temperature superconductivity, in biological sensitivity to magnetic fields, in technology, and in geophysics, are explored. CLIP - Note from Jean: You can check Charlotte King's website at - to have a better grasp of her amazing ability, I recommend your read her story at

Charlotte sent me a more detailed description of what she experienced and noticed prior to the Northridge quake - see also further below the detailed description of the many observations Charlotte King made prior to the March 13 earthquake in Japan:

"The pains of Northridge were major heart pains and center of forehead headaches. About 3-5 days in advance. About 12-24 hours in advance I started notifying people and then the day of the quake, I was really in a lot of pain and then I started experiencing "teeth chattering chills" and that was my "it’s time to call and place warning." So I called a friend and asked her to call CALTECH and let the person who answers the phone know about my prediction. I further stated, if Linda is not there, to please leave a voice mail that a quake of at least 6.0 would hit Northridage/LA and or surrounding areas within 12 hours or less. Again the ants were the key on this one, but not here, in Northridge a friend called who worked at a bank in Northridge and told me that then entire hallways of the 2nd floor of the concrete building was ants. I instructed her to open her office door, and let some of the ants inside. So she put a part of a sandwich on a paper plate and shut the door, I believe she may have had about a hundred ants. Anyway, I said call me when they are gone. The call came shortly before 4 PM and that is when I said, let everyone know about the quake that’s coming. I do listen for changes in sound, or as I call it the "foghorn sounds" I also get serious and debilitating migraines, other aches and a "seismic flu" which is the instantaneous onset of stomach or intestinal flu symptoms that come and go within 12-24 hours without a fever."

Check also Charlotte King Biography
Charlotte King is best known for her accurate prediction of the major eruption of Washington's Mt. St. Helens, May 18, 1980. She was a mere 12 minutes off. This prediction threw her into the limelight and attracted the attention of scientists and journalists alike, names like Human Seismograph and Incredible Ears soon found their way into print and soon she was seen on network and independent television shows. Doctors as well as the military were perplexed by her unusual ability to hear sounds in the ULF, VLF, and ELF ranges. She began hearing these sounds in mid-May 1976. Charlotte was tested in four states by the scientific and medical communities, and the tests revealed that she could hear in the under 10hz range. Further tests revealed specifically below 2-7hz. Thus was born what the doctors and the scientists who tested her coined "The Charlotte King Effect."

(Suzy continues...)

(...) I needed to revise Voices of the Universe because some of it was included in the revision of Revelations. God pretty much orchestrated the revision but I worked with all the sources and sometimes integrated their updated information into the original material. I'll copy below the pertinent parts of what Lazarus said."

Jean again: So since I believe many of you will be interested in this recently updated excerpt from Voices of the Universe, here it is for your review - with Suzy's permission of course - as it gives precious insights in the extensive, century-spanning protection our planet has been receiving and continues to receive on a daily basis...

MATTHEW: Mother, the next presentation is from a soul representing the Lazarus energy, which is highly respected universally. This massive force was assigned by God to reduce the destructive effects of the negativity that has so polluted Earth that it almost killed her planetary body. Lazarus is ready to begin his presentation.

LAZARUS: Good morning, Mistress Suzy. We are a group of souls who are more powerful than many fine souls who simply have had far fewer lifetimes to evolve than we.

I'm delighted to be speaking with you again, Suzy! It's just as Matthew said — not in these words, though, because he speaks more delicately than I do—your bad egg scientists are at it again with “their” technology. I sent an image of “their” with quotation marks because it's not as if they developed this themselves. The Little Greys gave it to them in what was supposed to be a good exchange with benefits to them and to Earth, but as you know from Matthew, the Greys got a raw deal and so did you because the Illuminati has used that technology only to your detriment. We can't totally thwart their efforts insofar as manipulating your weather and making the earth quake and or volcanoes erupt — you know the deal with free will — but we certainly can reduce their expectations of widespread destruction and death toll. We lay down an electromagnetic grid that absorbs the kinetic energy and transmutes it into the ethers. The effect is somewhat like the ripples on a pond when you toss a little stone in the middle. Of course we don't get still waters to work with — what we do is diminish the effects of what the pond would do if a boulder had been dropped into it. And even with our softening act, Earth still releases the same amount of negativity that she needs to.

I have been counting on your help for many years, Lazarus, and it's good to know that you're still up there giving it. Is this a cooperative effort or are your troops acting alone in this? 

It's a revolving door cooperative effort, with each of the crews assigned to monitor Earth taking action in their particular sector at the moment energy leveling and dispersal is needed. When the force is more powerful than just volcanic rumbling or small underwater quakes, they don't need to get involved, but when something big is about to blow, the rest of the crews pitch in to whatever degree additional help is required. It's not just those geophysical events where we get involved, we also reduce the power of storms like your hurricanes and typhoons. We decrease the effects to the extent we can, but once those powerful forces above and beneath ground are set in motion, even our most advanced technology can't prevent all the disaster and deaths.

If Mother Nature were allowed to handle all of the negativity release herself, she would keep to areas where the least damaging effects would result and she wouldn't need our help. It's those maniac manmade efforts directed toward heavily populated areas where our help comes in handy. Let me give you an example, the hurricane that was named Earl. Mother Nature started that to release negativity out at sea where it wouldn't have done any damage, but the mad scientists got into the act — they intensified the winds into a major storm and directed it toward the mainland. That's when we all got into it — we decreased the wind force enough so we could turn the storm north and keep it from hitting the mainland. That was one of our more dramatic interferences and it buggered those folks who thought for sure they had conjured up a grand disaster.    

Lazarus, I felt sure that we had a lot of ET help on that one and Matthew confirmed it. Thank you and all the others who did that—well, for ALL you've been doing for us! What else have you all been up to?

Well, we're keeping our eye on your rogues who try to send their nuclear warheads somewhere or other and we've vaporized a dozen or so of those—the warheads, not the rogues! Then there are the lesser aims in “black ops,” as you call them, that we've stopped cold or seriously reduced the intended results. Some of us neutralized viruses in laboratory-made diseases so that the much-publicized pandemics never happened, and all along we've been reducing as much as possible the toxins in chemtrails, radioactivity in weaponry and other harmful pollutants. Oh yes, we also had a hand in saving the Gulf of Mexico from dying after the oil rig explosion.

And we're always on the lookout for meteors and other small celestial bodies and debris heading toward you — I think you'd be amazed at the number we've directed away from you. We aren't alone in this work. Almost all of us who are nearby have been in on this kind of protection that began eons ago, when Earth started descending into third density's vulnerable zone. I'll tell you about a relatively recent incident, a year or so before the turn of the century in your time. My troops weren't in on that particular save, but except for your civilization, it's known throughout the universe. An especially large speedy meteor was being directed at you by the peak of the dark forces — they had wearied of their slow-moving conquest of the planet and decided to just annihilate it. When your space brothers saw that this meteor had been pulled out of its normal orbit and redirected at Earth, they put out an immediate call to Menta's forces, who had the power to pulverize the meteor into tiny fragments that burned up before entering your atmosphere.

And we never suspected a thing — it's just as well! Well, maybe a few astronomers picked that up. If so, they must have been mystified when the meteor vanished.

If you could check with those who saw it, you'd find out that they discovered it just before it got nearly vaporized and concluded that it was an anomaly. You know that very few of your scientists give any credence at all to intelligent beings in space.

Isn't that changing?

Not significantly, but I can guarantee you that it's going to change in one wild moment when it's safe enough for some of our crews to land.

Isn't there a master plan for when this will happen?

Absolutely, as soon as it's safe for you and the landing crews. The Intergalactic Federation Council has coordinated this with all of us who have been roaming your skies for at least 60 years. Longer, some of them, and MUCH longer in some cases—for all its errors, your Bible does have some references to ET presence. You know Hatonn well—his Pleiadian-based fleet has been around a lot longer than most others, especially those in deep space who directed their powerful light in answer to Earth's cry for help several decades back and all of us who are nearby, relatively speaking, also got into the act and gave technological help. One of Hatonn's fleet's jobs for so many centuries I've lost count is maintaining the protective shield around Nirvana that extends to Earth during all visitations, residents there visiting you and vice versa—almost no one there is aware of these soul travels.

I know about that from Matthew. What ETs will be landing?

Besides representatives of The Pleiades, there will be those from Lyra, Arcturus, Sirius and Vega probably will be the first because they are the ones in ships close by and also, they're your primary ancestors. I do know of Horiss‚ message, so you already know that some of you have reptilian ancestry, and some of their lighted souls will be coming too. I say “coming,” but you know that many of us are there already. They will be ecstatic to reveal their true identities at long last, and some of them are going to truly shock you!

You mean because we know them so well by positions they hold?

That is exactly it.

I don't suppose you want to tell me who. Or do you?

No, because it's their prerogative to do this when it's time, not mine now. Actually, you might not be too shocked at some, Suzy, and we have to let it go at that!

OK, Lazarus. I'm so eager for all of this to happen! Is Earth in stable orbit or does she still need your assistance? 

Our beloved Gaia—let me interject something here. Gaia is the name of your planet's soul, and ancient names of her planetary body are Terra and Shan, but we call her Earth just as you do even though it's simply putting a capital E on the earth that you walk on, which some unimaginative previous civilization did. It was the same thing with God, apparently because he is a god, not a goddess. Anyway, Suzy, yes, she has regained a great deal of her former strength with the incoming light, but we still are adding ours along with our technology to assure her stability. Not all the upheaval in ridding her of negativity is over, you know, and there's no point in diminishing our diligence in this respect until she is fully within fourth density vibrations. Then we'll all shout Hallelujah—our work there will be done! And at that point, you'll all know your universal brothers and sisters."


Related video:

MARCH 11-23 EVENT?! Signs and Evidence (Posted online on March 8, 2011)
THIS WOMAN PREDICTED THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE. Worth watching entirely! She connects LOTS of dots... Check also The Planet X/Nibiru/ELEnin Brown Dwarf Event Timeline, 2011

Note from Jean: Here is below the letter Charlotte King sent me this March 16 to explain in more details how she became aware of the impending earthquake in Japan. She did mention - in a separate email - experiencing and observing warning signs ("precursor" signs as she calls them) of another big earthquake at the moment that she feels this time would be in New Zealand again, but is you consider what I just found...

Earthquake Prediction 2011 Jim Berkland - A Major Earthquake in North America Imminent (March 15, 2011)
Earthquake forcaster Jim Berkland warns of a 'high risk' seismic window and potential for a massive quake poised to strike somewhere in North America in between the dates of March 19th and 26th. Berkland points to the recent mass fish die-off at King Harbor near Redondo Beach as a harbringer of a potential catastrophic quake in the near future...

The Scariest Earthquake Is Yet to Come (March 13, 2011)
The tsunami that struck Japan was the third in a series of events that now put California at risk. -- All of those broken bones in northern Japan, all of those broken lives and those broken homes prompt us to remember what in calmer times we are invariably minded to forget: the most stern and chilling of mantras, which holds, quite simply, that mankind inhabits this earth subject to geological consent—which can be withdrawn at any time. (...) All know that the San Andreas Fault is due to rupture one day—it last did so in 1906, and strains have built beneath it to a barely tolerable level. To rupture again, with unimaginable consequences for the millions who live above it, some triggering event has to occur. Now three events have occurred that might all be regarded as triggering events. There are in consequence a lot of thoughtful people in the American West who are very nervous indeed—wondering, as they often must do, whether the consent that permits them to inhabit so pleasant a place might be about to be withdrawn, sooner than they have supposed. Check also at the bottom of this webpage where you will find a link to an interesting video on "Journalist warns disaster in Calif. may be next" - The whole Pacific US coast is at high risk of a big tsunami which could happen anytime now because of the Cascadia fault in the ocean.

... there is a high likeliness of a major event in California. Many are concerned (check also US overdue for huge Pacific quake: experts - March 15, 2011) that the US Pacific Coast, the forth "corner" of the large Pacific-wide ring of fire that has seen 3 other major series of big earthquakes this past year, namely in Chile, New Zealand and Japan, would soon experience a large seismic event. It could be possible that some nefarious agency is about to stir up the Big One in California to take advantage of the current alignment of the Earth with Jupiter, the Sun and Neptune plus the so-called "supermoon" on this Saturday March 19 when the moon will be closer to Earth than at any time since 1992, all adding their gravitational pull to extreme levels.

As she explains below, the man-made earthquakes sometime have for Charlotte the unique telltale sign of not being preceded by most of the usual precursor signs that distinguish the natural ones for her.

From: Charlotte King (

I began to notice a difference in the quakes that I have been predicting since 1976, when I first moved back to Oregon in 1988. I lived at the Oregon Coast for the first year and was monitoring the quakes. I made contact with a man I will called Bill. He and I became friends over time and I found that he had equipment that could monitor the seismic activity, not a seismograph, but just the frequencies. Since I had been in one kind or level of pain since 1980, I began to notice that some of the larger quakes were kind of a surprise. Not totally, but more than they should have been. So I began to call Bill whenever I felt I major quake 7.0+ event would be happening. With the advent of Internet I was able to see what I had been hearing then I began to look for patterns.. I always look for patterns.

Once I established a pattern and the timeline for it, the quake inevitably followed. In talking to Bill one day after a specifically damaging earthquake that followed the criteria I had put together, much to my surprise he told me that a strange man-made signal showed up before the event. He had no idea where it came from, but it was definitely man-made. So began a time when I would call him, he would watch for the signal, it was almost always the exact same signal lasting for up to 8 hours before the quake, and then the quake would happen. It happened almost 17 times before Bill died. Some time before that, his system was hit a couple of times and knocked off the air it was definitely a intentional move on someone's part to get him off the air... so to speak.

So after Bill’s death, I just continued to watch and monitor the events. What I see I can’t totally share, but I will tell you this. There is a "precursor" event, and I have learned to pick up on these events at a specific depth... and once I see that precursor, then the event happens in 1-7 days. If we get a 2, 3 or even 4th precursor, then you have to move the timeline out even further, one more day for each day you see another precursor event. In the 20+ years I have been doing this, only 3 times has this not produced a 7.0+ event.

I am not sure who is doing this, I am not even sure of the mechanism they are using. I would say they are creating a target quake... they have somehow learned to hold the energy of that quake and focus it to the intended target. They use that initial energy and pulse it and you have the makings for a major quake. I believe it is Tesla's technology they use. Not sure of the motive behind these events. Up to the Japanese quake of the 10th it’s always been Third World countries, and I almost believed it was for population control, but Japan has made me re-think this reasoning.

Before the quake in Japan, there had been the 7.2 earthquake on the 9th of March with no tsunami afterwards. But this time, I believe they were able to use that energy to add to the event and 2 more precursors showed up and BAM, the quake hit. I had felt this one coming. My observations that are seldom wrong. One of them is that I have major invasions of ants before any large to major event. They come up out of the ground and invade my house. This time the ants had been around for about 2 weeks. They were up the walls and on the ceiling, in the cat food and in the computer room, bath room etc. They even went through seals on refrigerator and freezer doors to get away from the precursor signals they were picking up. Since we don’t have the normal precursors for these man made events, it’s not always easy to pick up on the quake, but I am wondering if the ants pick up on the actual technology being used to cause the quake, not the quake itself? Anyway once all the ants disappear, we are in a 12-24 hour lead time. All the ants will disappear like they were never here. They are just gone.

So the morning of the 10th the ants were totally gone. I got ready for work and as I was walking out of the garage into the driveway, I noticed dozens of approximately 3-4 inch earthworms. All over the driveway and the sidewalk… this had happened in the past but it was a localized quake or another aftershock to the March 25th 93’ Spring Break Quake not far from my location in Oregon. But there were so many of them and I was not 'picking up' on our area so much at that time. I arrived at work and the first thing I saw was the worms, they were all over the sidewalk and we have 5 steps going into the building and the landing at the top, the worms had made it to the landing.

I was in awe at the brute strength they must possess to be able to climb the steps. I talked to another couple of employees in the building and they said they also had worms at their homes and they had never seen them before. I knew this was important, so I called my person who keeps a list of my subscribers so she can send out Alert emails when I need to do that and can’t at work. I called her and told her what was happening. Then a bit later I was sitting at my desk and a girl came by and asked if I was feeling OK. It was then I realized NO I WAS NOT OK! I was on the verge of tears... in fact I was wiping my eyes. She asked what was wrong, and I said "Thousands of people are going to die today." Jean, I can’t tell you why I said that, or why that number, but I knew it was correct. About 2 hours later, I was going to go and get a cup of coffee and was surprised to see that 3 employees from different parts of the building were all making micro wave popcorn.

I have found through my research that one of the best precursor signs for quakes and volcanic eruptions is
that potentially sensitive persons crave corn before a major quake. What better way to get this corn than through popcorn. So I keep an eye on the popcorn at the store and I have to say that last week, before the quake, our local Safeway was very low on their popcorn. Sometimes the craving the corn is the only symptom that a person might experience. Just before noon, my husband called to tell me that 2 of our 4 cats had been throwing up, this is another earthquake precursor for Japan. They only throw up if the event is going to be 6.0-6.5 or higher. When I went to mom’s for lunch, she mentioned to me that her cat RB was also sick that morning and all her ants were gone as well. Note: we have had some cats sick again, the ants are back again and the worms have been out the last 2 days at work, I have not noticed them at home, but honestly I have not really looked.

So that is about all I have at this time No new precursor signals for now... the ants have come back and the earthworms have been back at work. I suspect that there is a signal they are picking up and once it’s clear, they go back into the earth.

Hope this helps.



SaLuSa - March 16, 2011

As problems upon Earth proceed to become more threatening, bear in mind that whereas the dark Ones can use force to achieve their objectives, the Light works in a more subtle way. Because it is co-ordinated across the world when it does cause action to take place, it is usually most powerful and cannot be stopped by any conventional methods. In fact it is the most powerful force in the Universe. Therefore regardless of the opposition against it, it will achieve its purpose. Presently it is increasing in its power levels, and will continue to do so all of the way to Ascension. Try not to be overwhelmed by the disasters that are happening, and know that there will be a positive outcome that will lift you up to a higher level. Much of what has happened was foreseen, but as it relates to karma – sometimes on a group level, it must be allowed to work through. From our point of view all will proceed as planned, and the Universe will finally ascend.

A lot can happen in a short time, and as you progress through this year events are going to become quite hectic. The people are beginning to take charge of their own future, and will not stand for the old ways to be reinstated. They realise that what were supposed to be democratic governments in many countries around the world, were more totalitarian and not answerable to them. In fact in many of them voting was a sham, and dictatorships existed that served themselves by denying the people their entitlement. In waking up to what has been taking place, they have stopped the dark Ones in their tracks and opened opportunities for a regime change. Not only that, when they take place they will be changes complete with a new policy, that will address the wrongs of many hundreds of years. These new energies for change will strengthen the resolve of those dear souls who have stepped forward to challenge the old set-up. Their endeavours are supported by us, and we guide them so as to achieve the victory that will fully open the path to Ascension.

As ever time continues to speed up, and that is a sure sign that you are well on the way to the great upliftment of 2012. Life goes on for every soul regardless of what they believe will actually happen come once that date is reached. In part you create your own future, but the fact remains that the final act will be Ascension. There is no necessity for great catastrophes or disasters, or masses of people dying as a result of them simply to reach that point in time. The only link between the two is the need to cleanse the Earth so that she is ready to ascend with you. So the remaining months will be filled with all manner of different happenings, which will gradually become more acceptable and beneficial to everyone. By then we will certainly have been officially accepted as visitors to your planet. In actuality we already have your acceptance, and the numbers of people turning to us are increasing each day.

The course is set for your release from the Illuminati, and they strike out in their last desperate attempts to delay or prevent Ascension. Their days are numbered, and little time remains for them to continue in opposition to us. It will be with absolute delight that we finally remove the dark Ones from positions of power, and bring in Beings of Light that have been waiting such as opportunity to replace them. These are our allies that have already done so much to create a structure that aids our plan for your release. Also many, many of you have especially incarnated at this time to be part of the final days upon the old Earth. Each you have something to offer that will be called upon when the time is right. There will be so much activity going on, you may be sure that even at a local community level, you will have plenty to occupy you.

Our appearance on your television channels will enable us to reach out to people to dispel any doubts that they may have about our intentions. We will go to great lengths to explain why we are here, and the plan to take you up to the end time. We serve you through the Galactic Federation, and Ascension is not the end of our presence with you, as we shall become your fellow travellers through the Galaxies if you should so choose. You will be able to visit the home of civilisations that dwell in the higher dimensions, and will be accepted as one of them. To say the least, you will be somewhat different to what you are now as you have yet to rise up to the higher levels of vibration. When you have done so, and work from your higher consciousness you will truly have become Galactic Beings. That is your present goal, and our help will be given to ensure you achieve it. These are all matters that we will need to introduce to you, and clearly it will be much easier when we are openly with you.

We will have a common bond with those of you that do ascend, because you are cognisant with the understanding of the Source, and that it is All That Is. Respect, Love and Gratitude are our offerings to the Creator and we know that many of you share those sentiments. The truth of such matters is also important for you to know, and they will be covered in due course of time. A belief in God will carry you forward, until we can enlighten you although we must say that many inspired teachers are already on Earth. Following religion as such is not our way, as all knowledge can be found within. You have it now, but find it difficult to touch that level of your consciousness. For the time being trust your intuitive powers and follow their promptings.

I am SaLuSa from Sirius, and watch the ever-changing levels of mass consciousness on your world. With each disaster a loving glow arises from Earth, showing how much love and compassion is being felt for those who are the victims of them. It is bringing people together who see the need to take back their power, so as to create a new world that is based upon caring and love for each other. It is truly remarkable how far you have come in such a very short time. It was expected to be so, but until the time arrived there was no certainty as to exactly what you would achieve. However, Ascension is the Creator’s directive, and no one but the Creator can change what has been decreed. Knowing this it must have a positive affect on you, as you need have no concerns or worries about the end time. We of the Galactic Federation are geared up to move anywhere at a minutes notice, and well rehearsed in all aspects of our assistance for you.

Thank you SaLuSa,

Mike Quinsey

To check the other recent messages from SaLuSa go at

Such as his March 14 message excerpted below

"Dear Ones we must mention the massive earthquake in Japan, that followed an earlier one in New Zealand. When you have countries that are in earthquake zones and actually on the Ring of Fire you are sitting on a powder keg, and there is always a chance that the big one takes place whether through natural or man-made means. At a time when Mother Earth is re-shaping the surface, you can therefore expect some more serious convulsions. In the case of Japan the potential exists for the tectonic plates to pass under each other, and as a result it could disappear into the waves. So we are grateful that the worst scenario did not occur, and have every sympathy and compassion for those dear souls who were affected. It is not our place to interfere, but we are allowed where possible to lessen the effects. Sometimes we are dealing with the needs of Mother Earth, and the cleansing must be completed before Ascension is possible, and as you will have noted the preparations are speeding up. Out of such disasters comes a wonderful opportunity for Mankind to help each other, and a coming together will cement friendly relationships important to the immediate future. It has been mentioned previously that all souls that pass over as a result of trauma, are carefully looked after and treated with much love. They do recover quite quickly and it is helped by them being re-united with their families and friends.
(...) Again we must mention the fear aspect that arises in such times as you are experiencing. We ask you to remain calm and know that it is not true that the end of the world is taking place. In no circumstances will it be destroyed or even seriously impacted by natural or man-made circumstances. Matters of that nature are within our control, and we are here to ensure that the cycle is completed as divinely decreed. Often what is referred to as support for outlandish predictions are old writings that were made in a totally different era to what you are in now. In other words most are no longer relevant to the time you are in now. Since the Millennium you have moved onto another path, that in spite of the current or recent calamities, is one that is less volatile. We would add that as always we are very active in ways not apparent to you, and we do whatever is allowed to ensure matters do not get out of hand. Karma is a factor that we cannot interfere with, but we can respond to your calls for help that are received by us in Love and Light."



UFO sightings over Japan predicted in secret British alien report files

Submitted by Dave Masko on 2011-03-14

BRAY’ POINT – Confirmed reports of UFOs “hovering” and thousands of “flashing lights” over the epicenter of Friday’s main earthquake in Japan – located off Miyagi Prefecture, about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo – and UFO’s spotted near Osaka and Yokohama, are predicted in the recent British government release of 8,500 pages of secret unidentified flying object (UFO) reports that point to 60 years of UFO sightings “during times of world crisis.”

According to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency and other Japanese media, there’s been hundreds and upwards of “thousands of UFO sightings” over the country since Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake. Also, video footage from the news channel NHK World English and personal videos show a UFO speeding with bright lights in the sky and then skimming over the Pacific near the quake zones in Japan. The UFO sighting videos have been show on regional TV and the Internet since Friday, with the world UFO community noting “strange light trails following the UFO’s over Japan.”

Moreover, a rare air defense video from Japan shows a new UFO flying over the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Regan early Monday morning, as the carrier and accompanying guided-missile cruiser and destroyer ships arrived off Japan’s coast to help with disaster response.

Here at Bray’s Point – a popular location for viewing UFOs by the local Oregon “watcher” group – there’s more or less calm along the stretch of coastline that was slammed on Friday with massive Tsunami waves.

Famed UFO author and “watcher” Jacqueline Estrella and her daughter Marie surveyed the Bray’s Point beach on Sunday afternoon looking for the usual Japanese fishing floats and other debris that she said “is common after a major storm.”

“You look directly out across the Pacific and if you were traveling by, say any vast amount of speed, would find yourself in Japan because it directly across the sea from us. I told Marie that you wonder what our friends up in the sky are doing right now over there and here for that matter. It’s a wonder, and a great time to be alive if you believe,” Estrella added with a big grin.

This story is number two in an occasional series of reports about what the secret British UFO files contain, and what new information these documents reveal.

Secret UFO files point to world disasters and sightings

The British government’s massive hoard of secret UFO files – that basically confirms that we are not alone and UFO’s and alien life of some sort has been visiting Earth since there was a human being here – also points to startling record keeping that links major world calamities to what one secret file calls as “startling increases in UFOs.”

The British UFO files also tap into U.S. Freedom of Information Act files – per the Brits cross referenced their UFO findings with yet to be released secret American government reports on UFO sightings – and mention a “Federal Bureau of Investigation of the late Dr. Josef Allen Hynek.”

The British files are vague when it comes to Hynek, a famed American UFO hunter and an icon in the world history of UFOs and alien life on Earth. Still, the files try and explain why Hynek – an astronomer and physicist – was a consultant to the American Defense Department for nearly 15 years, and also served as the founder for the “Center for UFO Studies” that’s longed reported secret UFO findings to both the U.S. government, its allies and even the United Nations.

The British UFO reports link Hynek’s studies on “world disasters” and why UFO sightings increase. For instance, there’s been hundreds of Japanese media reports over the past several days about UFOs in the skies over those Japanese cities that have been hit hard by the earthquake and the resulting Tsunami.

Hynek, former chairman of the Department of Astronomy at Northwestern University, and director of the Lindheimer Astronomical Research Center, was a somewhat strange sort of fellow, as this reporter remembers during a 1977 interview that I had with Hynek when reporting my first Air Force UFO story.

Now, some 33 years later, this reporter notes a 1977 memo -- in the newly released secret British UFO files -- where Hynek gave a report to a congressional House subcommitte on the “historically significant ties to UFOs and disasters” in both the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Hynek, it seems, was ahead of his time in efforts to explain why there’s “many more UFO” sightings at a time of crisis, be it a war or an earthquake here on Earth.

British UFO files confirm Lords and Queen knew about it

The overall message from nearly 60 years of the British government keeping secret UFO files away from the public domain, states the London-based newspaper, the Guardian, is “people were kept in the dark and treated as fools when they shared UFO information to the police or government.”

While the matter of UFOs has generally been the subject of ridicule, the British government, in releasing their “secrets” after nearly 60 years – during the official release on March 3 – have, said one prominent spokesperson in their government – “let the people of Great Britain down” by allowing so much to be kept secret for so very long.

Meanwhile, the Guardian and other British media have come down hard on the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) for calling people “nuters” who reported UFO’s while the country’s top aristocrats, the famed House of Lords and even the Queen of England, had knowledge of the secret UFO files.

Within the previously classified files – that contain more than 8,500 files, with some available to the public and others “on hold” for various security reasons – there is the startling admission by the MoD that “this UFO phenomenon had been discussed at the highest levels of government worldwide, and in 1979 the House of Lords held Parliament’s first (as far as we know) full debate among lawmakers on the subject.”

The subject of course was tens of thousands of confirmed UFO sightings by British police, government officials, members of the Royal Air Force and a host of others that the House of Lords deemed “credible” and “above reproach.”

Simply put, said one British media analyst after the MoD admission that it kept these UFO findings secret for more than 60 years, “they blew it.”

At the same time, it may be lost on those who don’t understand Britain’s government system where it’s House of Lords is made up of people who have inherited family titles and those who have been given titles because of their vast financial and property holdings as well as being linked in some way to the Royal Family.

There are 675 members of the House of Lords – some of the most highly educated people in the world – who, for whatever reasons, kept secret UFO briefings and discussions secret to the world since their formal review of the subject matter in 1979.

Moreover, the main job of the House of Lords is to “double check” the governments laws to “make sure they’re correct and will work.”

Also, the Queen of England is the official Head of State and is “briefed on all House of Lords actions,” states a talking paper on how the British Parliament works.

While the Queen herself plays no part in determining decisions made in Parliament, the talking paper notes that “the Queen is keenly aware of what the House of Lords and other government agencies are doing.”

Another startling revelation that’s revealed in the recent release of secret United Kingdom UFO files, is a “fascination with America’s September 11 terrorists attacks in 2001,” stated a recent review of the reports in various British media broadcasts.

While the British UFO files are sketchy, there is a mention that “15 unidentified aircraft (UFOs) were detected on radar approaching the United Kingdom on the actual day of 9/11.”

Anyone can read parts of the British files on line

The release of these British UFO documents includes 35 large files that can be viewed at

It should also be noted that the files are available to download free of charge for one month at this U.K. National Archives website.


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Posted by Real News Reporter on March 12th, 2011

A new report released today in the Kremlin prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Institute of Physics of the Earth, in Moscow, is warning that the America's are in danger of suffering a mega-quake of catastrophic proportions during the next fortnight (14 days) with a specific emphasis being placed on the United States, Mexico, Central America and South American west coast regions along with the New Madrid Fault Zone region.

This report further warns that catastrophic earthquakes in Asia and the sub-continent are, also, "more than likely to occur" with the 7.3 magnitude quake in Japan today being "one of at least 4 of this intensity" to occur during this same time period.

Raising the concerns of a mega-quake occurring, this report says, are the increasing subtle electromagnetic signals that are being detected in the Earth's upper atmosphere over many regions of the World, with the most intense being over the US Western coastal and Midwest regions.

Important to note are that Russian and British scientists are at the forefront of predicting earthquakes based on these subtle electromagnetic signals and have joined in an effort to put satellites in space to detect more of them.

More ominously in this report are Russian scientists confirming the independent analysis of New Zealand mathematician and long-range weather forecaster, Ken Ring, who predicted the deadly Christchurch quake and this week issued another warning of a quake to hit on or about March 20th.

Ring explains his methodology for predicting earthquakes as follows:

"The planets very much affect the earth, indirectly, by having an effect on the Sun. Some planets are very large. If the Sun was a basketball the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn would be the size of grapefruits, and the Earth would be, on that scale, the size of a peppercorn.

Jupiter and Saturn cause extra tides on the Sun when they get on either side of the Sun (as with Moon - Earth-Sun when the moon is full) and when these gas giants get on the same side as the Sun, (as with Earth -Moon - Sun when the moon is new). These greater solar tides become sunspot activity and solar flares and can be understood as akin to the increase in tides caused by the Moon when it too gets alongside Earth or opposite Earth.

At the moment we have Jupiter and Saturn on either side of the Sun and creating a tug of war with Earth in the middle. That started last September and will continue until about May. In September the Earth was right in line with Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun too.

That's why there were several 7+ earthquakes around, it wasn't just us. For instance there was one in Pakistan on the same day as Christchurch. This Jupiter/Saturn alignment continues until about May, and the Earth comes back into line as well in March. It is why there may be an extreme event, perhaps a large earthquake, around 20 March, which is when the Moon may be again in a trigger position."

According to this report, however, where Ring is correct in assessing blame for our Earth's earthquakes on the Sun and Planets, his substituting of Perigean Spring Tides (also known as King Tides) for the low pressure systems associated with them may be incorrect.

The mention in this report of massive low pressure systems being associated with catastrophic earthquakes is especially dire to the United States Midwestern region, which even today is continuing to be pounded by horrific rainfall amounts, and most especially impacting the New Madrid Fault Zone State of Arkansas which has suffered over 800 earthquakes in the past 6 months alone.

Equally in danger, this report continues, is the South American Nation of Bolivia which has, likewise, suffered catastrophic low pressure system storms that in the past week have killed over 52 people.

Most ominous in this report, though, is its warning that the fault-riddled State of California may be about to suffer its most catastrophic earthquake in decades as new reports for this region show the mass death of millions of fish is now occurring, and just like the mass stranding of whales on New Zealand beaches days prior to the February 22nd destruction of Christchurch.

Making the situation for our Planet even grimmer are the reports that our Sun is continuing to spew forth massive solar flares, the latest warned to hit our Earth today or tomorrow thus prompting the Hermanus Space Weather Warning Centre (SWWC) to issue a Solar Flare warning for the Southern Hemisphere.

Interesting to note in all of these events is the United States Army announcing this week that it is holding a rare training event involving the US Military, the CIA, Canadian officers, US Treasury and State departments, the US Agency for International Development, the Defense Threat Readiness Agency and the International Red Cross between March 21-25 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and which should the worst happen they will certainly be prepared for it.

As this report concludes, that as of yet, "no firmly reliable" method for predicting earthquakes has been scientifically recognized, it is well worth noting the too many to be ignored anomalous coincidences leading up to catastrophic mega-quakes are breaking out all over the World and should only be ignored at ones peril.

In other words, it is always best to be prepared should disaster strike, wherever the warning comes from.



US overdue for huge Pacific quake: experts

March 15, 2011

A volatile, horseshoe-shaped area known as Pacific Ring of Fire has recently erupted in underwater with recent quakes and may lead to devastation of western United States.

The western United States is overdue for a huge earthquake and tsunami much like the one that devastated Japan last week, and is nowhere near ready to cope with the disaster, experts say.

A volatile, horseshoe-shaped area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire has recently erupted with quakes in Chile, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand, and seismologists say it is just a matter of time before the next big one hits.

Twin fault lines place the US west at risk: the San Andreas fault that scars the length of California and the lesser-known but more potent Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Pacific Coast.

A 9.0 quake in this underwater fault that stretches from the northern tip of California all the way to Canada's British Columbia could simultaneously rattle major port cities of Vancouver, Portland and Seattle, unleash a massive tsunami and kill thousands of people.

"From the geological standpoint, this earthquake occurs very regularly," said geotechnical engineer Yumei Wang, who is the geohazards team leader at the Oregon Department of Geology.

"With the Cascadia fault, we have records of 41 earthquakes in the last 10,000 years with an average of 240 years apart. Our last one was 311 years ago so we are overdue," she said.

"Geologists can't predict exactly when the next earthquake will be but engineers can predict the damage pattern," said Wang.

Major efforts to retrofit buildings have been underway for decades in western states, but many coastal schools, hospitals and fire and police stations are still housed in older buildings and remain at risk.

"Eight hundred and four of our schools out of 1,355 schools - more than half of them - we think have a high likelihood of collapse in a major earthquake," she said, referring to the state of Oregon.

In case of a tsunami, experts are also concerned about old structures and elderly or ill people who may live near the water and may find themselves unable to escape a swelling wave.

"Quite frankly some of our coastal communities are extensive enough and flat enough that moving inland and uphill is not possible. It is just too far to go," said Wang.

Engineers have devised a concept for a tsunami shelter where residents could seek higher ground without traveling far inland, but none have yet been built.

"All preparedness is local and it varies dramatically over the length of the coast," said Tom Tobin, president of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

For instance, California has a state law that says all hospitals should be constructed so that they can withstand a major earthquake and still function, Tobin said.

But "since 1971 only one new hospital has been constructed in San Francisco to that higher standard. All the other campuses are are in older buildings, some of them dating back to the early 1900s," he said.

Other big risks include damage to the electricity grid and the potential for a quake to upset Washington state's shuttered but volatile Hanford nuclear plant which holds 53 million gallons of radioactive waste and is considered the most contaminated nuclear site in America.

"We are just not ready," said Ivan Wong, principal seismologist and vice president at URS, a large international engineering firm.

"We are not at all even close to being as prepared the way the Japanese were, and yet you can see the devastation that occurred," he said.

"I think in the United States we have a hard time convincing people there is a real danger that lies out there on the Pacific northwest coast."

Even though the quakes along the Pacific Ring of Fire may seem to be happening more regularly, scientists have not been able to identify a pattern and the quake in Japan does not necessarily make the United States more vulnerable.

"As far as we know, an earthquake... in Japan does not have an effect on any occurrence of earthquakes... say, in California, or any other parts. The main effect it would have is to the adjacent parts, to the north and to the south of that area," said Jim Whitcomb, geophysicist at the National Science Foundation.

Wong said the next big US quake could be preceded by a foreshock, like the 7.2 one in Japan that came days ahead of the 8.9 event on Friday, or it might come with no warning at all.

"The problem with earthquake prediction is that when we look at an earthquake and go back and see if there was some type of precursor, there is no consistency," he said.

"Every earthquake seems to behave in a very different fashion," he said.



Panicked residents start to flee Tokyo as radiation levels rise after THIRD blast at stricken nuclear power plant

15th March 2011

Radiation leaking directly into the air from stricken Fukushima nuclear plant
Power station has now suffered three reactor explosions and one fire
One reactor core 'exposed to the atmosphere' through crack in containment wall
Radiation levels up to ten times higher than normal in Tokyo
Mass exodus as thousands residents flee towns close to reactor
Experts warn of cancer risk
Japan seeks help from U.S. to spray water on over-heating reactors from helicopters


Disaster shows nuclear should be scrapped, say green groups

Green campaigners wasted no time in exploiting the disaster, claiming it proved nuclear power could never be safe.

Greenpeace warned that Japan faced a nuclear meltdown, while the Green Party called on the Coalition to scrap its nuclear programme.

Green Party leader and MP Caroline Lucas also called for an EU level inquiry into the wider implications of the nuclear accident.

Steve Campbell, of Greenpeace, said: ‘This proves once and for all that nuclear power cannot ever be safe. Japan’s nuclear plants were built with the latest technology, specifically to withstand natural disasters, yet we still face potential meltdown.’

'Necer safe': Anti-nuclear activists wearing masks hold a protest today near the presidential palace in Manila in the Phillippines
Greenpeace was also concerned about the lack of data on the total amount of radiation already released, and whether the areas where spent radioactive fuel is dumped – outside the containment area of the reactor – were secure.
But nuclear scientists said the earthquake had highlighted how Japan’s power stations were robust.
Professor Paddy Regan, a nuclear physicist at Surrey University, said: ‘We had a doomsday earthquake in a country with 55 nuclear power stations and they all shut down perfectly, although three have had problems since.
‘This was a huge earthquake, and as a test of the resilience and robustness of nuclear plants it seems they have withstood the effects very well.’
Chris Huhne, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has ordered a review of the safety of the country’s nuclear reactors. The UK is poised to build a new generation of nuclear power stations over the next decade.

The risks of radiation on the human body

The Japanese authorities say the radiation levels from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could now post a potential health risk. Here we look at the health risks...

Why is the radiation dangerous?

Ionising radiation poses a threat to human health because it can damage human cells at the molecular level and disrupt the body's natural control processes. Moderate exposure can increase the risk of cancer, while high levels this can cause widespread organ failure.

What is a dangerous dose?

A radiation dose is expressed in units of Sievert (Sv). On average, a person is exposed to approximately 3.0 mSv/year, most of which is due to natural sources such as cosmic rays.

The readings at the Fukushima site rose beyond safe limits - 400 millisieverts per hour (mSv/hr), after a third explosion last night. So far nearly 200 people have been taken to hospital with suspected exposure
According to the World Nuclear Authority a radiation dose of 100mSV a year is the lowest level at which any increased risk of cancer is evident.

A cumulative dose of 1,000 millisieverts would increase the incidence of fatal cancer by about five per cent.
A single 1,000 mSv dose causes radiation sickness such as nausea but not death. A single dose of 5,000 mSv would kill about half of those exposed to it within a month.
However, Lam Ching-wan from the University of Hong Kong said: 'Very acute radiation, like that which happened in Chernobyl and to the Japanese workers at the nuclear power station, is unlikely for the population.'

Tokyo reported slightly elevated radiation levels, but officials said the increase was too small to threaten the 39 million people in and around the capital.

What are the symptoms?

Moderate exposure to the radiation will cause symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea and headaches. It also raises the risk of cancer in the long-term.

High levels of radiation also causes radiation burns, hair loss and potentially fatal damage to internal organs.

How is it treated?

Further contamination is reduced by removing clothes and shoes, and washing the skin with soap and water.
Drugs can increase white blood-cell production to counter any damage that may have occurred to the bone marrow. Potassium iodine tablets before radiation exposure can stop the radioactive iodine from lodging in the thyroid.

A dye known as Prussian blue can also be used to remove certain radioactive materials from the body.

How has the Japanese Government responded?

People living within 18 miles of the plant have been evacuated or urged to stay indoors and make their homes airtight.

They have also distributed 230,000 units of stable iodine to evacuation centres from the area around Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants as a precaution. The tablets block radioactive iodine from being taken into the thyroid gland, protecting it from damage and potential cancer.

The 70 workers working to safeguard the nuclear complex are all wearing protective gear. They are being rotated in and out of the danger zone quickly to reduce their radiation exposure. One death has been confirmed after a worker was caught in an explosion.



Were the nuclear reactors designed to be explosive?

Today's episode of Democracy Now (Mar 17, 2011) contains some, uh, explosive claims from Karl Grossman and Paul Gunter. What they say is that nuclear fuel rods are themselves designed with explosive materials. Not the "fuel" (uranium) inside the fuel rods, but the rods. The design of the fuel rods themselves requires being under water to prevent explosions. It's probably better if I quote from the report rather than try to replicate it with my words:

Interviewed were: Karl Grossman, investigative journalist and professor of journalism at SUNY College at Old Westbury. He is author of several books on the nuclear industry. Paul Gunter, reactor oversight project director at nuclear watchdog group Beyond Nuclear. He is the co-founder of the Clamshell Alliance anti-nuclear group.

The main thrust of the story was that nuclear officials were warned and knew of design flaws and the level of danger. But the powers that be deployed the risky design that, as we'll see in a minute, is explosive by nature. However as I noted yesterday just because the powers that be screwed up doesn't absolve us from our own responsibility in this. It is our purchase of electricity which causes the electricity companies to exist. (see: Higher Purpose: Japans earthquake and nuclear crisis asks us what we really want)

JUAN GONZALEZ: Japan is facing an unprecedented triple crisis caused by the earthquake, tsunami and the partial nuclear meltdown. The official death toll has now risen to above 5,000, while 9,400 people remain missing. Fears of radioactivity have severely hampered relief efforts in parts of northern Japan, which was hit with a snow storm on Wednesday.

We should remember that the nuclear radiation emissions so far essentially haven't caused any deaths. It is the flooding and earthquake. The level of fear our society has over anything nuclear is obvious here. The earthquake and tsunami would itself be a big story with lots of coverage (e.g. the Haitian earthquake last year) but it's the nuclear issue that's getting the coverage.

PAUL GUNTER: Well, Unit 3 is burning what they call plutonium oxide. They like to call it MOX as an acronym rather than POX, but in fact it’s plutonium oxide. This fuel has a lower melting point, for one, and it’s just loaded with plutonium, which is highly toxic at micro levels.


KARL GROSSMAN: What has happened here is an enormous nuclear power tragedy, and we’re on the cusp, I fear, of an even more horrific tragedy, with a loss of cool down accident—and we have multiple loss of cool down accidents underway—and, importantly, breach of containment. And as Paul said, that’s quite possible now. Just the most enormous disaster, except for a loss of water accident in a spent fuel pool, where you have tons upon tons of nuclear poisons—no containment, except for some corrugated steel ceiling. That stuff gets out in a loss of water accident, and it would get out explosively, because of the fuel rods being made of zirconium. And I could explain that. It will just burst into the environment, become airborne, affect not only Japan but much of the world.

Here's where he's setting up the the fuel rods being explosive claim. But, let's unpack this paragraph a bit. There are two sets of nuclear rods - those in the reactor being actively used to generate power - and those in the spent fuel pond. See Rachel Maddow compares the Japan nuclear disaster to Three Mile Island and Chernobyl for some insight into the distinction. As Rachel reported, the spent fuel pool has lost its cooling water. Also the spent fuel pool doesn't have the same quality of containment as the reactor core. The reactor core on these plants has three layers of building and a gigantic steel vessel. The spent fuel pool is simply a pool of water in a simple building, and in these reactors this pool is part of the outer containment building and hence as the containment building has blown up the spent fuel pools are now essentially open to the atmosphere with zero protection.

KARL GROSSMAN: Yeah. They have known the consequences all along. This is a report—it’s called "Calculation of Reactor Accident Consequences 2"—done by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, not Greenpeace, and it projects peak early fatalities, peak injuries, peak cancer deaths, scale cost in billions in terms of property damage, and a large hunk of the earth being rendered uninhabitable for millennia. And just, for example, for the Indian Point 3 nuclear plant, which is about 35 miles from where we sit now in New York, 50,000 peak early fatalities; 167,000 peak early injuries; cancer deaths, 14,000; scale cost of billions, they say $314 billion—in 1980s dollars, we’re talking about a trillion.

As to the likelihood of a severe core melt accident, in 1985 the NRC acknowledged that, over a 20-year period, the likelihood of a severe core melt accident to be basically 50/50 among the 100 nuclear power plants—there’s 104 now—in the United States. They’ve known all along here in this country that disaster could come, and there’s a good likelihood of it coming, and they’ve known the consequences.

The danger has been known for years - and essentially ignored.

KARL GROSSMAN: ... "What does the NRC and its staff believe the likelihood to be of a severe core meltdown?" So, you know, when you hear these lines about, "Oh, the chances of a severe core meltdown, infinitesimal," and if there is, like you’re hearing these reports out of Japan, an accident, "Oh, just some minor effects among the population"—not at all.

You go to the documents. And many of them were, well, secret for years. In my book—I did a book in 1980, Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know about Nuclear Power—there’s a line in a Atomic Energy Commission report, "WASH-740-Update": "The possible size of the area of such a disaster might be equal to that of the State of Pennsylvania"—in other words, covering the whole state of what would be the state of Pennsylvania, which almost occurred with the Three Mile Island accident. We’re talking about huge disasters here. ...

And just let me mention one other thing. Everybody should, when you hear about these hydrogen explosions, understand that the fuel rods are composed of a substance called zircaloy. It’s based on something called zirconium. And way back in the late '40s and ’50s, they were looking for something to build these—not control rods—fuel rods with, and they decided to use zirconium, because it allowed the neutrons to move from fuel rod to fuel rod and keep the chain reaction going. Problem was zirconium, the other major industrial use is the speck on a flashbulb. Zirconium is explosive; at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, it explodes. Before that, it emits hydrogen gases, which have exploded in several of these plants. There's, in a nuclear plant itself—this is in my book—20 tons of zirconium. At spent fuel pool, you’re talking about, because there’s all these old fuel rods, hundreds of tons. That stuff, again, as things get hot, explodes.

That's where it gets to the claim that the reactors were designed to be explosive. This was an accident waiting to happen.

The fuel rods are long tubes - 12 feet or more long - made of zircaloy, as he says. The fuel (uranium) is made of pellets inserted into the rods. The rods are gathered into bundles and lowered into the reactor.

The thing is that zircaloy itself is explosive. As it breaks down it emits hydrogen (the explosions at the plants were said to be hydrogen gas explosions) and the zirconium itself is explosive. If/when the rods reach 2000 degrees F.



“Serious Danger of a Full Core Meltdown”: Update on Japan’s Nuclear Catastrophe

Fears of a full-scale nuclear reactor meltdown are increasing as Japanese authorities use military helicopters to dump water on the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. The water appears to have missed its target and failed to cool the plant’s reactors and spent fuel rods. “The walls of defense are falling, with the melting of the cores, the collapsing of the—we’re expecting the collapsing of the vessels. And then, with these damaged containments, these are all open windows to the atmosphere,” says Paul Gunter of Beyond Nuclear. Some experts say U.S. reactors are safer than those in Japan. But investigative journalist, Karl Grossman, notes a 1985 report by the National Regulatory Commission acknowledged a 50 percent chance of a severe core accident among the more than 100 nuclear power plants in the United States over a 20-year period. [includes rush transcript]

JUAN GONZALEZ: Japanese authorities have begun using military helicopters and water cannon to dump water on the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in an attempt to help cool the plant’s reactors and spent fuel rods. But fears of a full-scale nuclear meltdown are increasing as the initial attempts appear to have failed. Water dropped from the helicopters blew off course, and the water from the cannon has failed to reach its target.

There appears to be growing division between Japan and the United States on the severity of the nuclear crisis. On Wednesday, the head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, warned that water in the spent fuel pool at one of the plant’s six nuclear reactors had boiled away entirely, leaving extremely high radiation levels. Japan disputed his account.

Meanwhile, the United States has urged all Americans living within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate. So far Japan has only issued evacuation orders for residents living within 12 miles of the plant. On Wednesday, State Department spokesperson Mark Toner explained the U.S. response.

MARK TONER: We’ve been continuing to assess the situation, obviously. And consistent, obviously, with the guidelines of the National—or the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, we’re now telling American citizens who live within 50 miles or 80 kilometers of the Fukushima nuclear power plant to evacuate the area and to take shelters indoors if safe evacuation is not practical. Again, this is—this is based on our most current assessment. We’ve got nuclear experts on the ground. And it’s—frankly, it’s what we would advise—it’s based on what we would advise U.S. citizens here to do in a similar situation.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Japan is facing an unprecedented triple crisis caused by the earthquake, tsunami and the partial nuclear meltdown. The official death toll has now risen to above 5,000, while 9,400 people remain missing. Fears of radioactivity have severely hampered relief efforts in parts of northern Japan, which was hit with a snow storm on Wednesday.

Some 850,000 households are without power, and 1.5 million homes with no running water. Food and gas supplies have been nearly exhausted in the ravaged northern part of the country. A 21-year-old Japanese mother named Ayumi Yamazaki says she has had trouble finding enough food to feed her child.

AYUMI YAMAZAKI: [translated] We get one bowl of soup or one piece of bread to share among three people, and get a few snacks. We rarely get white rice. So I’m a little concerned about my daughter not getting enough nutrition. But it’s better than not eating at all.

JUAN GONZALEZ: We will go to Japan soon for a report on the recovery efforts, but first we discuss the latest news from the crippled Japanese nuclear plant.

Joining me here in New York is Karl Grossman. He’s an investigative journalist and professor of journalism at SUNY College at Old Westbury. He’s author of several books on the nuclear industry.

And with us in Washington, D.C., is Paul Gunter. He’s a reactor oversight project director at the nuclear watchdog group Beyond Nuclear. He’s also a co-founder of the Clamshell Alliance, an anti-nuclear group.

Paul, I want to begin with you. The latest reports that we got overnight and early this morning about the situation in the reactors of Fukushima, could you give us your sense of what’s happening there?

PAUL GUNTER: Well, obviously, right now, there is a lot of contradictory information. I think that what’s most important to understand is that among these six units at Fukushima Daiichi, Units 4, 5 and 6, the fuel in the reactor core was taken out of the reactor vessel, taken out of containment, and placed in these rooftop spent fuel pools. So all of the radioactive inventory was moved. We’re very concerned about this very large volume of radioactive material that is now in a conflict of information in its state of, you know, no water or water. But clearly, right now, there is a serious danger of a full core meltdown outside of containment at Unit 4. This could occur at Unit 5 and 6, and we still have the crippled reactors at 1, 2 and 3.

JUAN GONZALEZ: And the crippled reactor 3, which has also been releasing, pretty regularly now, radioactive steam, there are reports that there has been a breach in the containment vessel there. And that, of course, is the only reactor that had the more toxic mixed oxide fuel that was brought into it in the last couple of years as fuel. Your sense of reactor 3?

PAUL GUNTER: Well, Unit 3 is burning what they call plutonium oxide. They like to call it MOX as an acronym rather than POX, but in fact it’s plutonium oxide. This fuel has a lower melting point, for one, and it’s just loaded with plutonium, which is highly toxic at micro levels.

The containment, which is a Mark I General Electric boiling water reactor—we have 23 of these reactors in the United States, dead ringers for Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 through 6—it’s right now in this state of—it’s ruptured. Unit 2 has also compromised its containment. These have all been documented. So, you know, the walls of defense are falling, with the melting of the cores, the collapsing of the—we’re expecting the collapsing of the vessels. And then, with these damaged containments, these are all open windows to the atmosphere.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Karl Grossman, you have been following now for decades the claims of the industry, the politicians, about nuclear energy, both in the United States and around the world. Your assessment of what has happened here and what it will mean in terms of nuclear power in the future?

KARL GROSSMAN: What has happened here is an enormous nuclear power tragedy, and we’re on the cusp, I fear, of an even more horrific tragedy, with a loss of cool down accident—and we have multiple loss of cool down accidents underway—and, importantly, breach of containment. And as Paul said, that’s quite possible now. Just the most enormous disaster, except for a loss of water accident in a spent fuel pool, where you have tons upon tons of nuclear poisons—no containment, except for some corrugated steel ceiling. That stuff gets out in a loss of water accident, and it would get out explosively, because of the fuel rods being made of zirconium. And I could explain that. It will just burst into the environment, become airborne, affect not only Japan but much of the world.

JUAN GONZALEZ: And Karl, in the reporting that you’ve done in the past on the battles over the siting of nuclear plants in the United States, because, obviously, all of the reports are saying, "Well, that’s all happening in Japan; here in the United States, we’re in a much better situation with our plants." But one of the things that you uncovered was an assessment that the government did back in the 1980s of the potential—the potential deaths and injuries that might occur from a reactor accident and a breach of containment in the United States. Could you talk about that memo?

KARL GROSSMAN: Yeah. They have known the consequences all along. This is a report—it’s called "Calculation of Reactor Accident Consequences 2"—done by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, not Greenpeace, and it projects peak early fatalities, peak injuries, peak cancer deaths, scale cost in billions in terms of property damage, and a large hunk of the earth being rendered uninhabitable for millennia. And just, for example, for the Indian Point 3 nuclear plant, which is about 35 miles from where we sit now in New York, 50,000 peak early fatalities; 167,000 peak early injuries; cancer deaths, 14,000; scale cost of billions, they say $314 billion—in 1980s dollars, we’re talking about a trillion.

As to the likelihood of a severe core melt accident, in 1985 the NRC acknowledged that, over a 20-year period, the likelihood of a severe core melt accident to be basically 50/50 among the 100 nuclear power plants—there’s 104 now—in the United States. They’ve known all along here in this country that disaster could come, and there’s a good likelihood of it coming, and they’ve known the consequences.

JUAN GONZALEZ: You’re saying that the NRC itself estimated a 50/50 chance of a meltdown in our plants here within 20 years?

KARL GROSSMAN: Over a 20-year period. That was formal testimony provided to a watchdog committee in Congress chaired by Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, when he asked the question, "What does the NRC and its staff believe the likelihood to be of a severe core meltdown?" So, you know, when you hear these lines about, "Oh, the chances of a severe core meltdown, infinitesimal," and if there is, like you’re hearing these reports out of Japan, an accident, "Oh, just some minor effects among the population"—not at all.

You go to the documents. And many of them were, well, secret for years. In my book—I did a book in 1980, Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know about Nuclear Power—there’s a line in a Atomic Energy Commission report, "WASH-740-Update": "The possible size of the area of such a disaster"—this is a meltdown with loss of containment—"might be equal to that of the State of Pennsylvania"—in other words, covering the whole state of what would be the state of Pennsylvania, which almost occurred with the Three Mile Island accident. We’re talking about huge disasters here. And with a loss of water accident in a spent fuel pool, because you’ve got much more nuclear garbage—and again, no containment—it would be even worse.

And just let me mention one other thing. Everybody should, when you hear about these hydrogen explosions, understand that the fuel rods are composed of a substance called zircaloy. It’s based on something called zirconium. And way back in the late '40s and ’50s, they were looking for something to build these—not control rods—fuel rods with, and they decided to use zirconium, because it allowed the neutrons to move from fuel rod to fuel rod and keep the chain reaction going. Problem was zirconium, the other major industrial use is the speck on a flashbulb. Zirconium is explosive; at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, it explodes. Before that, it emits hydrogen gases, which have exploded in several of these plants. There's, in a nuclear plant itself—this is in my book—20 tons of zirconium. At spent fuel pool, you’re talking about, because there’s all these old fuel rods, hundreds of tons. That stuff, again, as things get hot, explodes.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Well, I also wanted to talk about the history of the type of nuclear reactors. There have been warnings about the design going back for decades. The organization Nuclear Information and Resource Service recently released and posted online three memos [11/11/71, 9/20/72, 9/25/72] from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission on the GE Mark I reactor design. The memos show that the Commission knew of serious problems with the design of these reactors as early as the 1970s. Diane D’Arrigo of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service spoke with us last evening.

DIANE D’ARRIGO: Back in 1971, Stephen Hanauer of the Atomic Energy Commission did a memo to the Atomic Energy Commission outlining serious problems with the design of the kind of reactors that are operating, and are failing and melting, in Japan right now. In September of 1971, he did a memo that recommended that the United States stop licensing reactors using this pressure suppression system. But his recommendation was rejected by the upper-level Atomic Energy Commission safety officials. The top safety official, Joseph Hendrie, he agreed with the recommendation, but he rejected it, saying that it could well mean the end of nuclear power. Now, the problems that were raised in those earlier memos are what led to the disaster here in Japan. And I wanted to point out that the United States has, since those memos were written and then ignored or rejected, licensed and has operating 23 of this type of nuclear reactor.

JUAN GONZALEZ: I also wanted to—that was Diane D’Arrigo of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, who spoke with us last night. Paul Gunter, I’d like to ask you about the—the news has been worse each day in the efforts to try to get control of these crippled reactors. But if the government is able now to finally bring electricity back, as they’ve been saying they’ve been trying to string a new line, and to begin bringing water back into these reactors and into the spent fuel pools, do you envision any problems if they’re able—continuing problems, if they’re able to get the water back on?

PAUL GUNTER: Well, let’s first of all realize that what’s been demonstrated at this catastrophe is that nuclear power is going to be more of a liability than it is an asset during natural disaster or national crisis. We sincerely hope that the Tokyo Electric Power Company can restore power. But these six units are history. The best we can do right now is see them buried under concrete, and hopefully that can contain it. That’s the best scenario right now.

But clearly, if you want to actually have civil defense, the real issue here is to prevent this from happening. And we believe that means to be—mean you promptly shut down these most dangerous reactor designs all over the world, and then we begin the rapid phase-out of this inherently dangerous technology and phase in a 21st century energy policy of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Well, Paul Gunter of the nuclear watchdog group Beyond Nuclear, I want to thank you for being with us. Karl Grossman, a professor at SUNY-Old Westbury, thank you, and a continuing investigative journalist on the issue of nuclear power. I want to thank both of you for being with us. We’ll be back in a moment with reports on what is going on in Japan right now.


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Bee deaths may signal wider food threat, U.N. says

Fear of 'global issue' as colony collapses spread beyond North America, Europ

By Alister Doyle Environment Correspondent 3/10/2011

OSLO — Mass deaths of bee colonies in many parts of the world may be part of a wider, hidden threat to wild insect pollinators vital to human food supplies, a U.N. study indicated on Thursday.

Declines in flowering plants, a spread of parasites, use of pesticides or air pollution were among more than a dozen factors behind recent collapses of bee colonies mainly in North America and Europe, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said.

That cocktail of problems -- rather than a single cause killing bees in hives that might be easier to fix -- may also threaten wild bees and other insects vital to pollinate crops such as soybeans, potatoes or apple trees.

"It's the tip of the iceberg we're seeing with the honey bees," Peter Neumann, a lead author of the study of "global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators," told Reuters.

"There is not an immediate pollination disaster but the writing is on the wall," said Neumann, of the Swiss Bee Research Centre. "We have to do something to ensure pollination for future generations."

The study said there were also reports of bee colony collapses in China, Egypt and Latin America.

"There are some indicators that it is becoming a global issue," he said in a telephone interview.

Bees and other pollinators such as butterflies, beetles or birds are estimated to do work worth $212 billion a year to the human economy -- about 9.5 percent of the total value of human food production, it said.

Recent estimates of the contribution by managed species, mainly honey bees, range up to 57 billion euros. In the United States, over two million bee colonies are trucked around the nation to help pollination every year.

"Of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world's food, over 70 are pollinated by bees," Achim Steiner, head of UNEP, said in a statement.

"Human beings have fabricated the illusion that in the 21st century they have the technological prowess to be independent of nature. Bees underline the reality that we are more, not less, dependent on nature's services in a world of close to seven billion people," he said.

The report urged a shift towards ecological farming, less dependent on insecticides and more resilient to threats such as climate change. Food prices have hit record levels and are one factor behind uprisings in Egypt or Tunisia.

UNEP said farmers could be given incentives to set aside land to "restore pollinator-friendly habitats, including key flowering plants" as part of a shift to a "Green Economy".

Neumann also urged more research into insects, noting that charismatic animals such as polar bears won most attention as victims of global warming. "Insects are usually not cute but they are the backbone of ecosystems," he said.



Group seeks forest restoration to cleanse planet

Goal is to collect the trees' genetic material and then replant clones

By JOHN FLESHER -- 3/13/2011

COPEMISH, Mich. — Redwoods and sequoias towering majestically over California's northern coast. Oaks up to 1,000 years old nestled in a secluded corner of Ireland. The legendary cedars of Lebanon.

They are among the most iconic trees on Earth, remnants of once-vast populations decimated by logging, development, pollution and disease. A nonprofit organization called Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is rushing to collect their genetic material and replant clones in an audacious plan to restore the world's ancient forests and put them to work cleansing the environment and absorbing carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas largely responsible for global warming.

"In our infinite wisdom, we've destroyed 98 percent of the old growth forests that kept nature in balance for thousands of years," said David Milarch, the group's co-founder. "That's what we intend to put back."

Milarch, a tree nursery operator from the northern Michigan village of Copemish, and sons Jared and Jake have been producing genetic copies of ancient trees since the 1990s. They've now joined with Elk Rapids businesswoman Leslie Lee and a team of researchers to establish Archangel Archive, which has a staff of 17 and an indoor tree research and production complex.

Its mission: Clone the oldest and largest individuals within the world's most ecologically valuable tree species, and persuade people to buy and plant millions of copies — on factory grounds and college campuses; along riverbanks and city streets; in forests, farms, parks and back yards.

"The number of these ancient survivors that go in the ground will be the ultimate measure of our success," said Lee, who donated several million dollars to get the project off the ground and serves as board chairwoman. The group hopes donations and tree sales will raise enough money to keep it going.

Scientific opinion varies on whether trees that survive for centuries have superior genes, like champion race horses, or simply have been in the right places at the right times to avoid fires, diseases and other misfortunes. But Archangel Archive is a true believer in the super-tree idea. The group has tracked down and cloned some of the biggest and oldest of more than 60 species and is developing inventories.

The plan is eventually to produce copies of 200 varieties that are considered crucial. The trees preserve ecosystem diversity, soak up toxins from the ground and atmosphere, store carbon while emitting precious oxygen, and provide ingredients for medicines. Rebuilding forests with champion clones could "buy time for humanity" by mitigating centuries of environmental abuse, said Diana Beresford-Kroeger, an Ontario scientist who studies the roles of trees in protecting the environment.

California's coastal redwoods and giant sequoias, the world's largest trees, are best suited for sequestering carbon because of their size, rapid growth and durability, said Bill Libby, a retired University of California at Berkeley tree geneticist and consultant to Archangel Archive. The longer a tree lives, the longer its carbon remains bottled up instead of reaching the atmosphere.

"They grow like crazy," Libby said. "I have a clone of what used to be the world's tallest redwood tree in my back yard. It's still a baby, only 30 years old. It's already taller than anything around it, probably 80 to 100 feet."

Archangel Archive crew members have taken cuttings from redwoods and sequoias between 2,000 and 3,000 years old. Among them: the Stagg tree, ranked the world's sixth-largest sequoia by the U.S. Forest Service; and the Waterfall sequoia, considered the widest tree on Earth at ground level — 155 feet around.

Three dozen coastal redwood clones and nine of the giant sequoias have taken root in the Copemish facility and another in Monterey, Calif., David Milarch said. The group also has successfully cloned sprouts from stumps of a dozen redwoods that were felled years ago, including one 35 feet in diameter.

The group uses several processes to develop clones. One is micropropagation, in which branch tips less than an inch long are planted for weeks in baby food jars containing gel-like mixtures of vitamins, fertilizers and hormones and placed on shelves under artificial lights. Eventually they are moved to pots of soil. Another method is to place tips up to 8 inches long in soil blends and grow them in mist chambers.

Terry Root, a Stanford University climate change expert, said giant tree clones could help fight global warming if large numbers are planted where conditions favor their long-term survival. "You can't put a redwood or giant sequoia just anywhere," she said. Location is also an issue in cities. Big, shady trees could lower home energy costs in the summer but could shed limbs and cause damage to houses if planted too close.

Finding genetically superior trees has been challenging, but group leaders acknowledge their biggest hurdle may be selling the public on the urgency of restoring the world's ancient forests.

David Milarch said he was aghast to learn that vast tree plantations were being cultivated in Ireland — not with native oaks, but with pine and cypress imports from California that would grow quickly and be harvested instead of helping cleanse and cool the planet as native champions would do.

"It makes no sense to plant monocultures of exotic species while the last of your giant native trees are in danger of blinking off the earth," he said.


Much more through Archangel Ancient Tree Archive - Amazing website presentation! Watch their video through the "Our Trees" tab
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The Secret Covenant: A Member of the Illuminati Tells All?

by G. Edward Griffin
Spanish version


from FreedomForce Website

On March 25, 2004, I received an email copy of a document entitled The Secret Covenant. It appeared to be the blueprint for a master conspiracy to dominate the world. The author was anonymous, and the original text, dated June 21, 2002, came from a non-functioning email address.

Nevertheless, it was so convincing that the lady who sent it to me believed it was an authentic message from a member of the Illuminati.

She wrote:

Mr. Griffin:
Maybe you are already aware of this document from an unknown author but I thought it was worth sending to you just in case. It is so powerful in its statement that you cannot imagine it to be a hoax; anyone with a sane mind will notice that we are already in that world. I just feel it is warning us, but how many will believe it. You and I know that that world is here. What amazes me is that one of the “Illuminattis” is actually warning us.

Please send your comments,
Quebec City

The Secret Covenant follows.

My reply is at the end.


"An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception. Those who will see it will be thought of as insane. We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us. We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion alive. Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves. This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur.

"We will always stand above the relative field of their experience for we know the secrets of the absolute. We will work together always and will remain bound by blood and secrecy. Death will come to he who speaks.

"We will keep their lifespan short and their minds weak while pretending to do the opposite. We will use our knowledge of science and technology in subtle ways so they will never see what is happening. We will use soft metals, aging accelerators and sedatives in food and water, also in the air. They will be blanketed by poisons everywhere they turn. The soft metals will cause them to lose their minds. We will promise to find a cure from our many fronts, yet we will feed them more poison. The poisons will be absorbed through their skin and mouths, they will destroy their minds and reproductive systems. From all this, their children will be born dead, and we will conceal this information. The poisons will be hidden in everything that surrounds them, in what they drink, eat, breathe and wear. We must be ingenious in dispensing the poisons for they can see far. We will teach them that the poisons are good, with fun images and musical tones. Those they look up to will help. We will enlist them to push our poisons.

"They will see our products being used in film and will grow accustomed to them and will never know their true effect. When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them its for their help. We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things. When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future. When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine. We will render them docile and weak before us by our power. They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison.

"We will focus their attention toward money and material goods so they many never connect with their inner self. We will distract them with fornication, external pleasures and games so they may never be one with the oneness of it all. Their minds will belong to us and they will do as we say. If they refuse we shall find ways to implement mind-altering technology into their lives. We will use fear as our weapon. We will establish their governments and establish opposites within. We will own both sides. We will always hide our objective but carry out our plan. They will perform the labor for us and we shall prosper from their toil.

"Our families will never mix with theirs. Our blood must be pure always, for it is the way. We will make them kill each other when it suits us. We will keep them separated from the oneness by dogma and religion. We will control all aspects of their lives and tell them what to think and how. We will guide them kindly and gently letting them think they are guiding themselves. We will foment animosity between them through our factions. When a light shall shine among them, we shall extinguish it by ridicule, or death, whichever suits us best. We will make them rip each other’s hearts apart and kill their own children. We will accomplish this by using hate as our ally, anger as our friend. The hate will blind them totally, and never shall they see that from their conflicts we emerge as their rulers. They will be busy killing each other. They will bathe in their own blood and kill their neighbors for as long as we see fit.

"We will benefit greatly from this, for they will not see us, for they cannot see us. We will continue to prosper from their wars and their deaths. We shall repeat this over and over until our ultimate goal is accomplished. We will continue to make them live in fear and anger though images and sounds. We will use all the tools we have to accomplish this. The tools will be provided by their labor. We will make them hate themselves and their neighbors.

"We will always hide the divine truth from them, that we are all one. This they must never know! They must never know that color is an illusion, they must always think they are not equal. Drop by drop, drop by drop we will advance our goal. We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them. We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have. We will establish a money system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt.

"When they shall ban together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media. We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favor. When they shall rise up against us we will crush them like insects, for they are less than that. They will be helpless to do anything for they will have no weapons.

"We will recruit some of their own to carry out our plans, we will promise them eternal life, but eternal life they will never have for they are not of us. The recruits will be called “initiates” and will be indoctrinated to believe false rites of passage to higher realms. Members of these groups will think they are one with us never knowing the truth. They must never learn this truth for they will turn against us. For their work they will be rewarded with earthly things and great titles, but never will they become immortal and join us, never will they receive the light and travel the stars. They will never reach the higher realms, for the killing of their own kind will prevent passage to the realm of enlightenment. This they will never know. The truth will be hidden in their face, so close they will not be able to focus on it until its too late. Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves.

"When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them. This reality will be their prison. They will live in self-delusion. When our goal is accomplished a new era of domination will begin. Their minds will be bound by their beliefs, the beliefs we have established from time immemorial.

"But if they ever find out they are our equal, we shall perish then. THIS THEY MUST NEVER KNOW. If they ever find out that together they can vanquish us, they will take action. They must never, ever find out what we have done, for if they do, we shall have no place to run, for it will be easy to see who we are once the veil has fallen. Our actions will have revealed who we are and they will hunt us down and no person shall give us shelter.

"This is the secret covenant by which we shall live the rest of our present and future lives, for this reality will transcend many generations and life spans. This covenant is sealed by blood, our blood. We, the ones who from heaven to earth came."

"This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist. It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself."

MY (Griffin's) REPLY

Thank you for sending The Secret Covenant.

Since you requested my opinion, it is that this document is not authentic. I believe it is a fairly accurate summary of what is really happening in our world, and it may correctly expresses the dark motives of the highest masters who pursue such plans, but it is highly unlikely that any of them would describe their agenda with such self-condemning language.

If they ever put such a plan into print (which would be foolish of them), the language would be couched and self-serving, making every act seem justified and wise.

I believe this piece was written by some well-intentioned soul who wanted to use it to convince his friends of the truth of what he has been telling them all along. It is similar to The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion that has circulated among pro-freedom groups for over fifty years.

The Protocols express an almost identical blueprint but portends to be written by Jewish conspirators. However, as you pointed out in your message, only those who are already aware of a hidden hand in world affairs will have any basis for understanding these documents - and even those justifiably will question their validity.

There are plenty of authentic documents and elements of verifiable history to prove almost everything stated in The Secret Covenant.

We do not need to invent anything to make our friends take notice. We should stick with the verifiable record rather than rely on documents that cannot be authenticated. Anonymous sources almost always weaken our case.

Thank you for requesting my analysis. I hope you agree with it.

Ed Griffin


From: James McRae (
Date: 17 Mar 2011 0
Subject: The Way Ahead

Cher Jean,

James Lovelock has put forward the idea that the Earth is a living, self-regulating entity. If that is so, the Earth may now be finally fed up with the human species - with its destructive, anti-ecological, 3000 year old war against its own Mother - and is trying to survive itself. The Earth may be taking care of its own interests - survival - by strongly signalling to us that we must mend our ways, to rejoin the Earth community once again.

Fortunately, we already have in place, a new, planet-wide spirituality that can be used to return humanity to "sobriety, sanity, and serenity" - the mutual aid Twelve Step movement, led by Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), started in 1935. Since that date, approximately 300 different organizations have adopted the Twelve Step method, worldwide.

In my estimation, Twelve Step spirituality - in which we can have the God of our own understanding - is what we seek for the New Age, something I explore in my upcoming book, A Worldwide Spiritual Awakening: The Twelve Step Method. Prophet and visionary co-founder of A.A., Bill W., said in 1957, in Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, well ahead of most others:

"...spiritual rebirth may be the only alternative to extinction" (231).

Bill W., William Griffith Wilson, was being considered for the Nobel Prize, but he died in 1971, before the Prize could be awarded. He is truly an as-yet-largely-unsung hero of the New Age, a man who took peace and environmental matters seriously, as well as, of course, the still-worldwide scourge of alcoholism. In his 40s, Bill W. tried to enlist for the Second World War, after having served in the First, when he was almost killed. He took the issue of energy shortage seriously in the early 1960s: Pass It On, A.A.'s biography of the man, says that, though concern about the problem was still a decade away, Bill W. "…was, as usual, years ahead of his time" (380).

We have remaining choices. Let us be judicious - sensible and prudent - in making those choices.


James D. McRae

Fortune favours the brave.


Date: 16 Mar 2011
Subject: New Key to Ancient Symbolic Language reveals Golden Age civilizations
From: Valerie McIntyre (

Greetings, Dear Jean.

I am a long-time subscriber with a great appreciation for your work. Thank you so much for your dedication to raising awareness about so many important issues and events. You are a most excellent enlightened networker!

Jean, I want to tell you and your ERN readers about the newly-released research of Karola Kautz (1925-1995) at In 1974 Kautz recovered the key to what Jewish authorities know as the sacred language, the universal system of symbolism used by all enlightened authors of ancient records. For the next 20 years, Kautz collaborated with linguists, academics and scientists. Her interpretations revealed sophisticated spirituality and sciences in prehistoric civilizations. This information has been found previously in fragmentary ancient records, but Kautz is apparently the first to also source such information so thoroughly in the biblical Genesis account. Kautz's research unites ancient history, science and spirituality.

Here are a few highlights:

- symbolic interpretation of cave art reveals that prehistoric civilizations revered virtuous living and expanded consciousness.
- throughout Genesis 1, the word God (singular) was translated from the Hebrew term Elohim (plural) so, according to original biblical meanings, there has never been only one Creator, but many.
- the biblical Adam was not an individual man, but an evolved type of human who easily accessed higher wisdom and power.
- prehistoric Golden Age civilizations ended with an environmental disaster that impaired humans' mental capacity for several millennia. This event is corroborated in many ancient records, and is the reality of humanity's transgression in the Garden of Eden.
- the interpreted Genesis account clearly reveals the Garden of Eden as the field of enlightenment, describing how the brain accesses divine knowledge and power. Kautz found that the human neurology described symbolically in Gen. 2:6 to 2:14 is mirrored by passages in the Great Pyramid.

See: where Kautz's foundational Course in the Ancient System of Symbolism is freely available. It is game-changing information! Futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard says we're about to make an evolutionary quantum leap ... Karola Kautz's research shows us where to land.

Warm Wishes and Mighty Blessings!

Valerie McIntyre

About Karola Kautz
(...) In the epilogue to The Key to Ancient Records, the author writes, “It is vitally important that we change our attitude toward our wise priestly ancestors. They were not primitive nomads filled with superstitions and beliefs in a God or gods beyond reality. They were wiser than we ever imagined.” Kautz's research established that we, not our ancient ancestors, are living in the Dark Ages. Kautz compared the many civilizations that have existed on Earth to the many days in a human life, concluding, “some are more productive than others”. She saw evidence that humanity's potential for spiritual consciousness is now reawakening. Karola Kautz was a loving mother, a spirited and generous friend, a gifted scholar, healer and teacher. Many associates and students were inspired by her extensive knowledge and her deep understanding of our innate capacity for expanded wisdom and power. Her work has profound implications for humanity’s future.


The Japan mega-disaster has relegated this important battle into media oblivion...

From: Dan Stafford (
Date: 13 Mar 2011
Subject: RE: Turning Tide of History #35: The Tsunami of Changes Continues

Dear Jean,

I am from Wisconsin. My hometown is Beloit, but I went to Headstart and my first three years of grade school, as well as my first two years of high school in Madison. I have several friends and a sister there.

Madison is a unique and wonderfully Progressive city. Also, the University of Wisconsin campus is five
Blocks from the capitol building and in any given year there are 19-22,000 students attending.

The city is full of uniquely talented, intelligent, compassionate, moral, and ethical people. It is one of my favorite places on Earth.

I have been following the situation closely on Twitter, Raw Story, and Truthout.

First, the police and national guard are very much in support of the people. Second, the people are very aware of the possibility of provocateurs, especially after the current Governor was recorded on the phone stating that he had been thinking of such actions.

I have for a long time thought that Americans have been quiescent precisely because they do NOT want violence here. If there were any place in the US to have a lesson in non-violent resistance, Madison should be high on the list.

My belief is strong that this is a very good thing. It is also spreading to other states. Indiana now has tens of thousands at the capitol there, hundreds in Michigan, and solidarity demonstrations around the country.

There is also a US Uncut movement starting, modeled after the UK movement.

This is a good thing, my friend. America's people are waking up and the corporations are clearly exposed in their plans.

Have heart, be hopeful.



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