This is a comment from http://www.youtube.com/user/justincase.  I thought it was fantastic and should be a full blog-post.  Everyone really ought to read this and learn a bit about what is really happening at Fukushima Daiichi:

On 3/25/2015, Tepco reported to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) that 2,200,000,000,000 Bq of All β nuclide (including Strontium-90) leaked from the plant area to the plant port in the recent 314 days.

The term is from 4/16/2014 to 2/23/2015.
Regarding Tritium, 4,800,000,000,000 Bq leaked to the port, Tepco reported.

These nuclides are contained in groundwater from the plant area. Tepco cannot complete building the underground wall to to separate the land and port because the wall would cause groundwater overflow in the plant area.

These are incredibly high numbers.
Now that we have this new information let’s do a little math to see where we’re at?
2.2 trillion Bq over 314 days = 7006369426.751592357 Bq /day @ 7 billion
291932059.447983015 Bq /hr @ 292 Million
81092.238735551 Bq / sec. @ 81 thousand

According to TEPCO 4.8 Trillion Bq or roughly twice as much Tritium escaped into the Pacific.
That’s roughly 162,000 Bq every second.

Since this figure is short 51 days from a complete year that puts the grand total at:
2.557324841×10¹² Bq / yr
5.114649682×10¹² Bq /yr of Tritium

using these numbers as a baseline & the common consensus that there is more radiation during the initial accident, – let’s just use these figures to be conservative.

1.022929936×10¹³ Bq of the 8 common isotopes tested
2.045859873×10¹³ Bq of Tritium as of March 11 2015
FYI: 10¹³ is 10 Trillion

In other words, between what’s been released into the atmosphere & the surrounding land mass plus what’s been dumped into the ocean you could say (at least according to TEPCO) there has been roughly 30 Trillion bq of radioactive material released from Fukushima since 311
(plus 15 days)

As an aside for comparison & to put this into perspective:
— The Hiroshima bomb used 800 grams of plutonium.
— Reactor 3 alone was mox fuel 2 million times more leathal than Chernobyl.
— Each of the 4 fuel pools contained 122,000 fuel rods weighing 1.76kg ea.
— A gram of strontium produces more radionuclides than all the grains of sands on every beach on earth

List of radio isotopes (to name a few) released from FDNPP:
Cesium-134-137 HL 30 years
Tritium-HL 12 years
Iodine-131 HL 8 days
Uranium-233 HL 159,200 years
Plutonium-240 HL 6563 years
Strontium-90 HL 28 years
Here’s the biggie……
Naturally occurring Tellurium-128 (respective HL) 2.2 septillion Tellurium-130 790 quintillion

The standard has aways been a dose per year = 1mSv / y,
1 Rem = .01 Sieverts
Radiation from the earth every hour 0.04μSv / h,
Radiation from outer space is a per hour 0.03μSv / h.

Any doubts as to why everything in the Pacific is dying?

#wecanseeradiation

Fukushima Daiichi

Fukushima Daiichi unit-three/ reactor-building-3. Can anyone find a spent-fuel pool there?

Fukushima unit-3. Yeah, it exploded. Yet, Tepco and the MSM have put out the word that they’re going to clean up the spent-fuel pool.. Come ON!

Watch your step at Fukushima..  Who knows what building it is?  It is a mess!

Watch your step at Fukushima.. Who knows what building it is? It is a mess!

First, we’ll look at the waters off Hawaii, where this guy and his friends went out to document what they might find while on vacation.  This video was made and posted in 2014.

 I don’t know, but, what is the point of diving anymore?We’ve seen, from Mexico up into Canada, on the western coast of the USA, many creatures are crashing/ dying.

In 2011 and 2012, sardines washed ashore in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions.  People were aghast, but nobody wanted to figure out why this happened.  There was no el-nino.  There was no red-tide.  From the LA Times:  April 20, 2011|By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times … Last month’s massive die-off occurred after millions of sardines swam into King Harbor and suffocated. (Now, why was this?)

2012, 2013, 2014, it was Sea-Stars:    Sciencetimes and so many other publications have reported this is a virus.  But, the only virus they found  was one that stars have lived among and with for decades.  SO, it wasn’t that;  yet, have they come up with any other ideas as to the massive deaths?  No.   This is what they have maintained (LA):   Feb 3, 2014 – Millions have died from a “starfish wasting disease” that has been afflicting the ocean … Scientists are baffled to what has caused the starfish die-off, but they suspect it is some sort of pathogen.  *it wasn’t, but they’ll stick with that inane rumor*

Also, in 2012, began the mass die-off of those cute little sea-lions.  Each year, since then, the number of dead and dying sea-lions, washing ashore in all parts of the West Coast, has grown exponentially.  This is from NatGeo:

Mysterious Sea Lion Die-Off Strikes Again on California Coast

Feb 13, 2015 – Tiny sea lion pups are washing up on beaches in unusually high numbers—for the third winter in a row.

From, The San Jose Mercury News:

Sea lions desperate for nourishment dying off in alarming numbers …  It’s 7:30 a.m. at the Marine Mammal Center, and the sea lion pups are famished. For the past five weeks, volunteers have been desperately trying to nurse back to health more than a hundred sea lions found stranded along the state’s beaches in a mystery that’s threatening one of California’s most lovable sea creatures.

The tidal pools up in British Columbia are missing a lot of life.  It’s not just sea-stars and kelp, though they’re missing and confirmed dead, too. It’s the anemones, stars, along with all kinds of kelp and alga.  But, those anemones,  so vibrant and absolute proof of life, which every diver spent time spying and photographing, are gone.  Anyone who cares, and everyone should care, needs to go take a look at videos and photos by  Dana Durnford, aka, TheNuclearProctologist.com, aka, BeautifulGirlByDana (in youtube.com).   Not only are there very few anemones, but snails, sea-cucumbers, sea-sponges, plankton, and all of the tiny creatures from the nurseries and natural hatcheries of the ocean, have simply disappeared.  I don’t think they packed-up and left for warmer (or cooler) waters.  They have died. They are gone.  They won’t be seen again, at least not up in BC, Canada.  That’s terrible and scary, too, for the ocean provides what all animals, including man, need in order to survive on this planet.

Let’s talk sea-birds.  The Cassin Auklet is dying off in droves!  Some might think, who cares about this little bird?  Does it really matter that it may just die?  Think again..  Here, a report, from NatGeo:

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is ‘Unprecedented’

Jan 24, 2015 – Blue-footed diving seabirds called cassin’s auklets, including this one, have … Researchers are wondering if the die-off might spread to other birds or even fish.

And, from SOTT:  

Pacific seabirds dying in record numbers – 100,000 auklets

Seabirds in the northwest of US and Canada are dying in their thousands, but no-one knows why.  So far, volunteers have found around eight-thousand carcasses of the blue-footed seabird called the Cassin’s Auklet along the coast from British Columbia down into northern California.  Scientists estimate as many as 100,000 auklets – most of them young – have died. The question is why .(really?)

The Brown Pelican:  La Jolla, California, seems to be one of the worst places to be a bird.  This pelican, which was removed from the, “endangered species list”, is now more endangered than ever!  So is the California banded-pigeon (no, not the usual flying-rat of the city;  they seem to be okay..;  this is their, “country cousin”)  The California blackbird (which is actually a tri-colored bird) is dying and falling out of the sky.  Why is this?  It seems these birds have been growing tumors in their beaks!  They end up not able to eat or breathe, and they die a horrible, suffocating death.

 Here’s a great map of die-offs in the US:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zkyG3w_e9ris.kZXuhwFuocYo&usp=sharing  This map is often updated because it has to be done.

The Snow Geese;  in the past month, the Canadian Snow Goose has been dying.  Yes, these beautiful birds are, literally, “just (falling) out of the sky..”, and again, nobody knows why!(??)  From RT.com/USA:  

2,000 dead snow geese ‘basically… just fell out of the sky’ in Idaho

Volunteers and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) staff members spent the weekend collecting the carcasses of about 2,000 migrating snow geese that died mid-flight. Its officials believe the birds were killed by avian cholera.

“Basically, they just fell out of the sky,” IDFG spokesman Gregg Losinski told Reuters.

Snow geese breed on the tundras of Canada and Alaska during the summer, and spend the winters along both American coasts, as well as in marshes, grasslands and wet areas near ponds. These birds were migrating back to their nesting grounds in Northern Alaska from the southwestern US and Mexico, and died while stopping at Idaho’s Mud Lake and Market Lake Wildlife Management Areas, IDFG said in a statement.

(NO;  nobody has proven avian-cholera has actually killed any of these birds.  It is only a GUESS, and they won’t be coming back to that with more proof, as there won’t be any proof of this disease.)

A team of University of Idaho researchers studied geese more than a decade ago. They found that less than 5 percent of healthy wild birds were carriers of the avian cholera bacteria.

“Our results confirm the hypothesis that wild waterfowl are carriers of avian cholera and add support for the hypothesis that wild birds are a reservoir for this disease,”Michael D. Samuel, the head of the research team, said, according to the Daily Times Gazette.  (*again, this is a virus or bacteria that these birds have lived with and among for years, with no ill-effects, and surely, not dying from it.)

Let’s talk SALMON:  It’s Springtime (almost) and hatcheries are letting go their salmon into the rivers.  It is what they normally do, but the past four years have not been normal for salmon.  Salmon have been dying soon after being released into the wild.  From KCET:  

If Delta Salmon Die, They Could Take Orcas With Them

**Yeah, they’re worried about the Orca, a newcomer to the area, a mammal that really doesn’t even belong there.  But, if it gets people thinking about and looking at the huge die-offs of salmon, then, okay:

(this time, they blame it on drought..)

But there are other species threatened by our diverting water from the Sacramento Delta that don’t lend themselves so well to pro-industry PR. There are the Sacramento’s once-mighty runs of salmon, themselves the foundation of an important industry. There are prehistoric-looking sturgeons and steelhead beloved by anglers.  And there’s one Endangered species threatened by Delta diversions so popular that the last time the ag industry took it on, the nation’s animal lovers rose up in protest..  That beast?  The orca, Orcinus orca, also known as the killer whale.  No, there aren’t orcas living in the Sacramento Delta, though they have been known to visit from time to time. But the Delta is crucial to the survival of certain orcas’ main food source, the Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). The more water we take out of the Delta, the more imperiled the Sacramento’s Chinook salmon runs become — and that’s bad news for the orcas that depend on them.

There are many sea-mammals and fish and birds that live by the sea that are dying, which  I truly don’t have the time or the space to mention, here and now.  But, scientists and marine-biologists are seemingly not talking with one another.  The fish guys don’t seem to know that the birds are falling out of the sky.  The sea-lion watchers fail to acknowledge the huge number of salmon and even sardines (huge part of the sea-lion diet) that have simply washed ashore, dead as door-knobs.  Why is this?  I would think it has everything to do with the fact that they’d have to all comprehend that something is taking out LIFE in the Pacific.  Something has the ability to cross species.  Something has the power to change the water (tritiated water is deadly!) these cretures live in and alongside…

It seems none of these scientists want to be labeled as kooks, and this means nobody wants to say, FUKUSHIMA!

For much more information, check out, #ENEnews.com

Claim:  Israeli Soldiers Used Them as Human Shields Almost every family in Gaza has been touched by the violence.

*E note:  And none of this shocks me.  (Originally posted on Alternet.org )

by Max Blumenthal

 

Mahmoud Abu Said could hardly speak about what happened to him when the soldiers first arrived to his neighborhood. His eyes filled with tears, the muscles in his face began to twitch, and his voice faltered. As the baby-faced, 19-year-old resident of Rafah in Southern Gaza recounted how Israeli soldiers used him as a human shield, torturing and then kidnapping him, he collapsed into a plastic chair. 

“I feel so afraid,” he muttered. “It’s not normal. I feel weak and I’m not myself.”

Mahmoud was among several residents of the Gaza Strip who provided me with testimony of being used as human shields by Israeli forces during their ground invasion in July. He is also among the young men from various locations around the besieged coastal territory who told me they were kidnapped by Israeli soldiers, taken to a prison in southern Israel, physically abused and interrogated about activity by armed resistance groups operating in Gaza. 

The Israeli military and its international corps of supporters have accused Hamas of exploiting residents of the Gaza Strip as human shields, hoping to deflect from the whopping toll of civilian casualties they caused. But interviews with Palestinians from Gaza’s border areas revealed the opposite to be true: Israel has repeatedly used defenseless civilians to shield themselves from potential guerrilla attacks, brutally abusing young men like Mahmoud Abu Said during their invasion of Gaza. The practice is not only a war crime thatviolates international human rights law, it was outlawed by the Israeli Supreme Court in 2005.

As we stood on the porch of the ransacked home of Mahmoud’s family, a drone buzzed incessantly overhead while squadrons of F-16s roared by. The red tile roof above us had been punctured with gaping holes from Israeli shrapnel; the interior of the house had been trashed by the soldiers who transformed it into a shooting gallery; and the house next door was reduced to a pile of rubble. But nowhere was the damage exacted by Israeli forces more apparent than in Mahmoud’s bloodshot eyes and nearly catatonic expression.

“Traumatized!” his friend exclaims. “He’s completely traumatized.”

After a drink of water, Mahmoud managed to pull himself together. He recalled what happened when the soldiers arrived on July 14 during the first stage of Israel’s ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. The entire Abu Said family had gathered at his spacious home, including 30 cousins. When a platoon of Israeli troops appeared in the dirt road outside the house, the terror began.

After ordering the family to evacuate the house under the shelling their army had just initiated, the soldiers called for Mahmoud’s father, Abdul Hadi El Said. As soon as he appeared at his doorstep, they shot him in the chest, leaving him to die. Miraculously, after bleeding for two hours, he managed to survive and seek medical help. The rest of the family fled west away from the oncoming troops; however, the soldiers grabbed Mahmoud and refused to allow him to leave.

Mahmoud said the Israeli troops dragged him back into his house, blindfolded him and wrapped him in a blanket on the floor as they began to blow holes in the walls to use as makeshift sniper slits — what US troops in Afghanistan called “murder holes.” Then the soldiers stripped Mahmoud to his underwear, handcuffed him, slammed him against a wall and began to beat him. With an M-16 at his back, they forced him to stand in front of open windows as they hunted his fleeing neighbors, sniping directly beside him at virtually anything that moved. When they were not using him as a human shield, Mahmoud said, the soldiers left him alone in the room with an unleashed army dog who was periodically ordered to attack him.

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t was on the top floor of Mahmoud’s home, in a darkened crawl space, that an Israeli sniper killed two of his neighbors through a murder hole. Saleh Israibi and Ala Abu Shabab, two young men who had attempted to flee under the intensifying Israeli shelling, were killed in front of their own homes. According to Saleh Israibi’s father, Suleiman, his 22-year-old son was shot to death while attempting to rescue a neighbor he found bleeding in the street.

I met Suleiman Zreibi in front of the ruins of his home, which Israeli forces destroyed with a combined salvo of missiles and artillery shells. Behind him was the car his son once drove for a living. It too had been destroyed by Israeli shells, turned to a hulk of gnarled metal. “We’ve been suffering and it started more than 60 years ago, not yest

terday,” Suleiman Zreibi declared. “When I build a house, the Israelis bomb it. When I try to make a living, they destroy my business. When I try to have a child, they kill him.” 

While Suleiman Zreibi escaped to a UNRWA school where he has been living for the past 40 days — “the life there is shitty,” he remarked — Mahmoud Abu Said was kidnapped by the Israeli soldiers who used him as a human shield, taken to southern Israel and placed in a prison cell. 

Every three hours, Mahmoud said, he was blindfolded and taken to questioning sessions where interrogators beat and slapped him as they demanded information about tunnel networks and armed resistance activity. After six days and coordination with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mahmoud said he was released back into the Gaza Strip.

When I left the Abu Said home in Rafah, proceeding through the rocky lanes that lined the shattered neighborhood, I stepped across the shards of spent Israeli munitions dumped indiscriminately on residents over the course of several weeks. Mortar shells, US-made Mark-82 500-pound “dumb bombs,” drone missiles, and spent bullet casings. These were Israel’s calling cards in southern Gaza.

The harrowing visions of Rafah blended into the desolate landscape of Beit Hanoun, another border city Israel flattened during its ground invasion of Gaza, and where marauding soldiers forced an entire family to serve as their shield against guerrilla retaliation. 

Trapped at Home in a Holy War

The city of Beit Hanoun is situated in the northeastern corner of Gaza, just at the edge of the Israeli-imposed buffer zone and therefore in one of vulnerable areas in the strip. It is one of the first areas Israel destroyed when it mounted its ground invasion in July. When I arrived during a five-day ceasefire that began on August 14, the sound of gunshots marking the discovery of new bodies sounded in the distance. Thousands of residents had returned for the first time to the ruins of their homes to survey the damage. 

The city was destroyed by Israel’s Givati Brigade, an infantry division led by the religious nationalist Colonel Ofer Winter. In a July 10  letter to his troops, Winter pledged a “holy war” on the people of Gaza, vowing to punish them for committing the sin of blasphemy. 

“History has chosen us to be the sharp edge of the bayonet of fighting the terrorist enemy ‘from Gaza’ which curses, defames and abuses the God of Israel’s battles,” Winter wrote. He added, “I turn my eyes to the sky and call with you ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.’ God, the Lord of Israel, make our path successful, as we are about to fight for Your People, Israel, against an enemy who defames your name.”

 

At the easternmost outskirts of Beit Hanoun, I met Abdul Rahman, a 50-year-old farmer who had lost almost everything to the Israelis. In 2005, Israeli bulldozers razed his citrus trees to extend the buffer zone, wiping out trees that provided oranges to the entire Gaza Strip. They then destroyed the wells he used to irrigate his land. And when they returned this year, they leveled his four-story home, killed his flock of 80 goats and incinerated the five tons of wheat he had stored. Bees buzzed all around us as we spoke, the remnants of an apiary Rahman had kept until it was obliterated by Israeli bombs. His fate was a reminder of the continuous, unrelenting nature of Israeli violence against the residents of Gaza’s border communities.

“In the blink of an eye, everything my father worked for for 70 years was gone,” Rahman said. “During the past month, I feel like I aged two years.”

Unlike in areas like Shujaiya, where residents were bombarded without warning, many of Beit Hanoun’s locals were able to escape ahead of the Israeli onslaught. When Rahman returned to his home during the first temporary ceasefire, however, he found rubble of his neighbors’ home littered with human flesh and dismembered limbs. Some had not been able to escape after all.

The dead were all members of the Wahadan family, one of the 89 families completely or mostly liquidated by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip during the seven weeks of Operation Protective Edge. According to Rahman and several of his neighbors, Israeli troops from the Givati Brigade ordered the Wahadan family to remain in their home as the rest of the residents from the area fled, warning them that if they attempted to evacuate they would be shot. They were turned into human shields as members of the Hamas-affiliated Qassam Brigades staged period attacks on the occupying Israeli forces, attempting to dislodge them from the area.

Though Israeli forces knew the Wahadan family was still inside their home — they had ordered them to remain there, after all — they did not attempt to evacuate them when a bombardment was called in. According to Rahman, at least 10 members of the Al-Wahadan family were trapped in the house when it was attacked. All of them died and their body parts were not removed for 10 days.

Here are the names of the dead I collected from Rahman and his neighbors:

  • Hatem Wahadan, 50
  • Samira Wahadan, 30
  • Jamila Wahadan, 28 
  • Fatma Wahadan, 50 
  • Tzaki Wahadan, 70
  • Suhad Wahadan, 70
  • Sumud Wahadan, 20
  • Ghena Wahadan, 2

The Wahadans’ neighbors told me two members of the family survived —10-year-old Hussein Wahadan and 12-year-old Ahmed Wahadan— because Israeli troops kidnapped them and held them in a jail for several days. I was unable to locate either of the boys. However, in the northern Gaza Strip town of Oum Al-Nasser, I encountered other families who told me they were used as human shields by invading Israeli soldiers, and more young men who said they had been kidnapped and violently interrogated. The testimonies aligned in a clear pattern, forming a dizzying portrait of systematic violent leveled against the largely defenseless civilian population of Gaza’s border communities.

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Photo: Children play in Oum Al-Nasser, near where several families were used as human shields by invading troops. Credit: Max Blumenthal

Family Held at the Base of a Tank

Roads scarred by Merkava tank tracks and irreparably damaged homes defined the landscape of Um Al-Nasser in the northern Gaza Strip. The town’s impoverished population of Bedouin farmers was among the first to bear the brunt of the Israeli invasion that began on July 17. When I visited a month later, the psychological wounds locals bore from their experience were still fresh.

Just off the main square, in a cinderblock home tucked behind corrugated tin gates, 35-year-old Reem Adameeri described how she and several members of her family were used as human shields by the Israeli soldiers who had invaded Um Al-Nasser. According to Adameeri, on the night of the invasion her house was completely surrounded by soldiers, tanks and bulldozers. A sniper had taken a position from a white house down the main street, while shells rained down in the other direction. She was trapped inside with seven members of her own family, 14 members of her brother’s family, and many of her neighbors. 

“We witnessed death everywhere,” Adameeri recalled. “It was really hard.”

That morning, after a night of heavy shelling, a few of the older women emerged from the home with a white flag. Once she made contact with the soldiers occupying her village, who berated her and her family for not having attempted to evacuate earlier, Adameeri said she saw 20 members of neighboring families sitting in the middle of the main street, a few dozen meters in front of a tank. The troops ordered her and her family to do the same — sit for hours in front of Israeli tanks parked in the center of Um Al-Nasser.

Among those seated in the middle of the street were six members of the Mismeh family. Kamal Ahmed Mismeh, 55, and his wife, 50-year-old Miasar Mismeh explained they were forced to sit in the center of town in the front of a tank. The Um Al-Nasser residents I spoke to reported no signs of military activity by the Qassam Brigades or other armed factions in the area, insisting that the Israelis were able to take their village in a matter of minutes. Yet Israeli forces resorted to force against the civilian population anyway, leveling the local kindergarten and shelling residents as they attempted to evacuate.

“It was like 1948,” said Farajalah Jarrad, 55, a farmer from the outskirts of Um Al Nasser. “Actually, it was worse than 1948.”

Were the trapped residents of Um Al-Nasser used as human shields? Kamal Mismeh said he and his neighbors were forced to sit in the middle of the road for three hours between 6:30am and 9:30am on July 18. They were in the immediate proximity of tanks, but Mismeh maintained that they were not held close enough to convince him that he was being used by the soldiers to shield themselves from potential harm. 

However, Farajalah Jarrad told me that when he witnessed the group seated before the tank as he and his family evacuated, they were clearly being used as human shields. Jarrad recalled that the men were forced to strip down to their underwear before they were positioned in front of the tank. His testimony was confirmed by several members of his extended family I interviewed in the village and the nearby city of Beit Lahiya. 

It was in Beit Lahiya, in a small apartment off a busy street, that I met Afeef Jarrad, 32, and his 26-year-old brother, Ahmad. They had been forced to cram into an apartment with their parents, wives and children as their home in Um Al-Nasser was badly damaged in the invasion. The situation was less than optimal, but a far better arrangement than the dank Israeli prison cells where they had languished for days after being kidnapped.

Following a night of intense shelling as Israeli troops poured into Um Al-Nasser, the Jarrad family found soldiers throughout their village as soon as they emerged from their home. They were ordered to march two kilometers to the nearest UN school (even the elderly were sent on the trail with no time to prepare), but Afeef and Ahmad Jarrad had to stay behind. They said the Israelis forced them into an armored vehicle, driving them toward a prison in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, beating them along the way. 

In the prison, Afeef and Ahmad were interrogated every few hours about the Qassam Brigades, the tunnels and anything related to armed resistance. Ahmad said he was blindfolded for two days straight. Afeef recalled, “There was no sleep. They sat us on the chair for six hours and sat us in the cell, then brought us back to the chair three or four hours later. We didn’t know if it was night or day.” He said he was bound to a chair during the long questioning sessions.

 “The conditions were unspeakable,” Afeef added. “They threw food in our face that even a dog wouldn’t eat.”

Afeef was held for eight days, while his brother remained in jail for 16 days. In the end, they said they provided their interrogators with nothing of value. They had never been in contact with any armed faction; they were simply two civilians who had been violently abused by Israeli forces during the invasion that left their home and hometown in ruins. Released from the Israeli jail, they were sent home to the more spacious prison called the Gaza Strip. 

The ceasefire announced on August 26 has given the beleaguered residents a reprieve from the Israeli military’s ongoing assault. Almost every family I encountered in Gaza was touched by the violence, with more than a few left to bury their loved ones in abrupt mourning ceremonies. As a vaguely defined ceasefire sets in, they are left to wonder if they will ever receive justice for the suffering they endured.

Max Blumenthal is a senior writer for AlterNet, and the author of Goliath and Republican Gomorrah(Basic/Nation Books, 2009). Find him on Twitter at @MaxBlumenthal.

 

 

When I look at what Israel does, almost daily, and then exponentially, every few years, in Gaza, the West Bank, and what is left of Palestinian East Jerusalem, I am aghast! How does any country get away with such horrific and brazen shows of brutality in this age of enlightenment and electronic filing? Every image of Gaza comes to us within moments. Before we can take it in and react, multiple images, thoughts, and emotions follow. And Israelis seem to be not effected by these images and photos. One question: How is that? What kind of special power does Tel Aviv hold? Or, is it a sort of mental defect and/or disease within her people..?

Sure, Israelis and dual-citizens holding allegience for and with israel are embedded in our American government, and this is no small problem. They perpetrated many crimes to get there, in US Congress and White-house.  The connivance which had to have occurred behind the scenes to master such a fete is/was despicable.. But, the American federal government is not our people and is hardly reflective of us. D.C.;  little-israel, does not speak or act for US.  We, as a nation of mostly caring individuals, are not as easily manipulated as our government, or are we? Aren’t we too smart to watch the MSM, which always and ever precedes the name, “Hamas”, with code-word, “terrorist-organisation”? Haven’t we all gotten past the overused notion that, “Israel has a right to defend itself.”? We know this is a fallacy and that Israel has never defended itself against Hamas or the PLO and even the Palestinian Authority; though in the case of PA, the only offensive move they have made is…? I mean, hmm; does the PA ever do or say anything that any Israeli might ever find remotely offensive? I suppose, if one concedes that by virtue of the fact that they have continued to exist (and maintain some sort of, “power”, even after voted-out by Palestinians(!!)) might be offensive to Bibi and the rest of the Israeli nutty-yahoos, one can state that Israel has the right to defend itself against the PA.., but that would really be stretching it.

Yet, there is something else. There is a strange power at play in Israel and, of course, in all of the West. What is it? Of course, there are constant harassment by the regular hasbara teams, as they are everywhere. Sometimes, you find a lone hasbara-cel (like on RT’s CrossTalk or, The Debate, on PressTV), but they are generally accompanied by other hasbarats such as one invariably encounters in youtube. And rather than lessening in strength, in consideration of how much truth is available these days, the hasbarats are coming out of our ears! Yes, they are everywhere! Go watch any video that mentions Israel, even in passing.., or that mentions Gaza or Palestine (at all), and check out the comment-thread, and you find the filthy liars for the lunatic-state there. It is as if they know when people are watching these videos and, the moment a thumb-up is made or one positive word regarding Palestine/Palestinians written, they are there to pounce, slander, distract from the subject, and out-right avoid the subject. The youtube-hasbarats are the ugliest form of liar in that entirety of internet! Nobody says, “poor children of Gaza”, without going through a verbal beat-down. Does this tactic work to change minds? No, but.., does it matter? That sort of hasbara agent is there to wear US down and to prevent teaching anyone anything but a lesson; don’t talk about Jews, or Israel, or Gaza, or Palestine, or Palestinians, and don’t you even think it! A decent person must either develop a very hard exterior, or selective reading skills, or both, in order to ignore the yt-hate-style hasbarat. Youtube officials, google plussers, and most other site-admins of internet byways have pretty much left this part of the online experience, like a Wild-West show in which we are the entertainment. The only way to avoid it is: Ignore the words while removing them and blocking the hasbarats. This is the only way to keep ones sanity and get anything done, online! No, they are not the only form of hasbarat, but they are the most vile.

Why do these hasbarats and paid israeli-trolls continue getting away with this? There are a few reasons. In many cases, this is their JOB! This is how some hasbarats and erstwhile online freaks put a roof over their heads and McDonalds’ in their ever-expanding bellies. It is how they cover that next pack of Camel-no-filters, and the latest emailed packet of porn. They are not nice people and each and every one is paid to be more filthy than the last. Many times, they do not even speak to the, “virtues”, of the lunatic-state as they don’t have to! The point is not promotion of Israel. The point is to take you down, one way or another. This type hasbaranimal slanders all decent people. Again; it is their job. They make up stories about whomever the target is, not a care given to the veracity of such stories, and if they find out anything *real* about decent folk, at all, they play with that truth, turning it into the most vile filth, which they post and spread far and wide. This sort are best avoided. They truly do not care a whit about Israel and they care less about you. Their cause, then, is not the Jews. Their cause is ensuring nobody has a positive thought about Palestine. Their cause is a filthy cause, but it is not as all-encompassing as the hollow-cause (holocaust.)

What can we say about the holocaust?

No; really.., what CAN we say about the holocaust?

If we don’t wish to be put through the ringer of hate, set onto and run up and down the well-worn and meandering road of the, “anti-Semite”, there is little we are able to say on the subject. We cannot say, “holocaust”, unless we want to pay for it. Yes, it is as if there is a hollow-cause TAX (and there ought to be, charged to those who envoke it for pleasure or to one-up his opponent.) For, the holocaust has been overdramatized, lied about, pretended, over-used, and abused to DEATH. The claims run from silly to disgusting, but most made no sense in the beginning, and are easily disproven. Due to its overuse, I generally refuse to call it, “holocaust”, opting for my more correct, “hollow-cause”. Some people don’t like that I have changed it. Some find it silly. But, considering I am usually dealing with the emotional equivolent of fourth-grader, when fending off barbs of the hollow-cause, I find that my word play makes more sense. And, if I can offend a hasbarat (as one cannot hope to make them think), my mood is already better.

After all of the years of study, questioning, and pointing and laughing at the most inane claims of the hollow-cause, why does any person even go along with, “gassings”, or, “human-skin lampshades”, “shrunken-jew-heads”, and, “six-million dead”? How can any thinking adult human not understand the complete stupidity all of it is?
To me, most of the stories from the hollow-cause had to have originated as old-wives tales, or cautionary tales that one would weave in order to warn children.. The tales remind me of stories my elder siblings would use on us younger kids, like that about the haunted witch-house, used to warn kids away from a woman who, as it turned out, was a bit of a mental-case and possibly or  probably dangerous.
Imagine the setting; Germany 1941, whatever-camp. A woman is burdened with children who won’t behave. She points to the delousing rooms and threatens the kid(s): ” See how they kill bugs there? That poison will kill you, too. If you’re not good, I’ll have the guard put you in with the sheets…”, and it really is that simple.
Similar tales can be made up, and most likely were createdholdisraelaccountable2 of an already creepy place, the crematorium. What kid (including those outside of Germany) has not held negative and fearful ideas of the funeral pyre? Imagine the threats posed to children to keep them in line, and there you have it; half (or more) of the hollow-cause stories explained!

There should be a big difference to the typical, thinking adult; we don’t continue believing impossible fantasy stories once we mature! So why do otherwise mostly-intelligent people close off their ears and minds to the TRUTHS about the asinine and ridiculous tales of the hollow-cause”? It just makes no sense! But people cannot help themselves. What is it that causes this abject refusal to comprehend the truth? Cognitive dissonance(?); sure. Even those who know there are problems with the stories cannot get over the tales of the poor put-upon Jew. They cannot get over the last hurdle. I find these people disappointing. I do not get them. And, anymore, I simply do not care enough to try and get them or it.
I’ll leave the reader with one thought: If there was a holocaust of six-million people, why were and are there so many survivors? Why would Hitler not simply kill them all?

Please;  for the sake of this planet:  Just think!

Now THAT IS a Challenge!

Viva Gaza;  Viva Palestina!

 

Published on Aug 22, 2014

A take on the ice bucket challenge. Rubble Bucket Challenge for Gaza by Mohammed Darwaza a Jordanian comedian.

This gentleman is Trying to explain to the world That we’re all the while making Donations and throwing ice over Ourselves for a very good Cause ALS association ice bucket challenge … The children in Gaza are feeling the pain showing what there feeling by throwing a bucket full of sand and stones this is the true fact of the children in Gaza just want the world to see there pain …. Thank you for watching and listening ..

 

Thanks to Team Palestina for posting *yt*

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*A small slice of one of the MULTIPLE pro-anti-Gaza/Palestine arguments. from youtube:

David Chiodo: I support peace…
+Himilo Communication Yes… and Hamas never kills innocent woman and children…
 

Anne Beckett:  +David Chiodo  PROVE IT.  Show one FACT about Hamas murdering either a woman OR a child.
Hamas is NOT the boogeyman you have made them out to be.  They are not a, “terrorist org”.  They aren’t even a military group.
And, it has not been Hamas shooting these essential fireworks into EMPTY FIELDS in, “israel”, (stolen from PALESTINE.)  One of the main ideas behind this latst/(sic) current barrage of MURDER on Palestine was to take another slice of LAND from Gazans. “IsraHELL is cutting away another forty-percent OF Gaza for their OWN use..; for the squatters they call, settlers.
You really ought to wake the heck up. 

David Chiod:  Every freaking time they strap explosives to a ‘martyr’ and have them detonate it inside a crowded market.  What I don’t understand is if Muslims truly think that it is God’s will that they kill Jews…and Gentiles for that matter… and God is infallible…  then why did God create Jews and Gentiles in the first place?

Anne Beckett   IF there is a god and this god created anything, it would be PEOPLE this god created, not, “jews and gentiles”..  That separation of people into groups came from?? JEWS.  If you read the bible (by man, not written by any, “god”) you should realize it was a product of world jewry.

That you go along with it is (almost) amusing.
NO GOD would go along with the MURDEROUS ATTACK*s* on Gaza and all of Palestine.  I mean, do you think any god WOULD?  If so, why, “create… gentiles”, in the first place?  — for SPORT?
I mean;  does any of what comes out of your thick head actually make ANY sense?  Honestly, guy;  that idea (all of it) is NUTTS.

IF you are not a Jew, why would you think Jews, “chosen”?  That’s a nutbag idea..  and ideology.
I would laugh, but so many babies and mothers are DYING because of this thought-process, that it makes me sick.  Have you never really considered what it is you believe in??  really??

By the way:  WHEN was the last, “martyr”, created?  WHEN was the last time ANYONE, “strapped explosives”, to his or her chest in order to take out the  jews?  If you don’t know, I can give you a hint..  (ten years ago).  And, still.  HOW desperate would one be in order to do this?  WHAT would cause such desperation?  Have you ever pondered this idea?

Start thinking.  Stop just, “believing”, based on someone else’s ideas.  OKAY?

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And, a voice of reason:
+Anne Beckett WOW, You go girl. 
DO people actually cotten-to the idea that their GOD or any god has made Jews & Gentiles? Did this god make two different groups?  Or is it three groups?  Four?  How many large religions are there, in this world, and would any god make these different groups for a reason?  What would the reason be, if so?  Do Christians actually believe the Jews  a CHOSEN Race, better in every way than themselves?  If they do think Jews are chosen and going to wherever it is the chosen people go (or stay?) after death, why are they not ALL clammoring to the synogogues in order to BECOME JEWS?  
Or, is this because they ALSO believe Jews are Jewish,by BLOOD?  Would this be the main reason behind ethnic-Jewry?  I will say this:  the whole thing makes very little sense to a thinking person!
In case you’d like to see the whole back-and-fro, check out this link:

Thanks to Lasha Darkmoon for this great post:

‘Quantum Physics is bunk,’ says top quantum physicist
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“We honestly have no fucking idea what we’re doing”, a leading quantum physicist admits. According to Dr Amit Goswami, quantum physics is one big spoof — and always has been.

Followed by a short discourse by Lasha Darkmoon
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Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami (pictured) admitted today that he, and his peers, have absolutely “no fucking idea” what they’re doing, and claims they were no nearer than prehistoric man to figuring out the Universe.

“We have been just winging it to tell you the truth,” explained the 78-year-old in an exclusive interview with WWN. “Seriously, I haven’t a clue what’s going on. Neither does anyone else in my field. We keep proving stuff that never actually happened”.

“Our cover is blown, what can I say? he added.

Dr. Goswami’s comments came after yet another alleged breakthrough in quantum mechanics which claims the universe has existed forever, as opposed to being created by a ‘big bang’.

“Over the years there have been just a handful of us pretending to know something about the universe that no one else does,” he went on. “But this is all lies to feed the charade. I’ve had some great times during the years, travelling the world and giving talks on our pretend finds”.

When asked how he got away with it for so long, he replied:

“I found out a long time ago that everything can be proven with a mathematical equation. Now, I mean everything; from unicorns, fire-breathing dragons, God and even the G-spot. None of it is true. Me and the handful that know the truth have been riding the Quantum Physicist celebrity wave for quite some time now, but it must end – before someone gets hurt”.
The University of Oregon professor warned that the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, could potentially wipe out the entire planet if the project is not put to a halt.

“Seriously, when myself, Higgs and Ben (Benjamin Lockspeiser, CERN’s first president) first pitched the idea, we never thought it would get funding. It was gonna cost billions for Christ’s sake,” he recalled. “Fuck knows what the thing does – no one does. Firing particles at each other at the speed of light can’t end well. I’m just worried now we took the joke too far”.

Ending the interview, professor Goswami apologised for “spoofing” everybody over the years. “I’m coming near the end of my days now and I just want to get this off my chest,” he said. “I just hope the world can forgive us”.

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On Quantum Physics, God and the After-Life
by Lasha Darkmoon

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Reader, here are a few random notes on quantum physics which may be of interest to you.

I have just learned that the website that published the above article specializes in satirical spoofs. So quantum physics fans can relax! The above article was satire. The weird and wonderful world of quantum physics, complete with Schrödinger’s cat and an infinite number of parallel universes, is still with us.

I am also reliably informed that the nice Indian professor, Dr Goswami, never uses such bad language in his lectures and seminars and that his students would recoil in horror if he kept coming out with the F-word in such a shocking manner. Having said that, however, I must add that any student of quantum physics will tell you that there is bound to be a universe, somewhere or other, in which another version of Dr Goswami is doing just that — swearing like a trooper and using the F-word!

According to quantum physics, there a universe in which Hitler won the Second World War. This is not science fiction. It is fact.

In that other alternative universe, every bit as valid as the one we inhabit, Hitler killed all the Jews in the world and there was not a single Jewish survivor left to tell the tale, nor a single Holocaust museum to commemorate the extermination of the Jews.

But wait! there is also a universe in which Hitler killed no Jews at all—not systematically and in large numbers—because he never intended to holocaust them in the first place! In such a universe, large numbers of Jews survived and went on to allege the extermination of six million Jews and to build numerous Holocaust museums to commemorate that fictitious event.

I am not being facetious, nor am I stating that this is the universe where this happened. I am simply saying that, according to quantum physics, there certainly IS a universe in which no Jews were systematically killed in gas chambers on the orders of Hitler.

The variations to this story, of course, are infinite.
There is a universe in which the very concept of God does not exist and where not a single sentient being has even entertained that possibility.

There are other universes where everyone, without exception, believes implicitly in God, for they experience him every day of their lives.

There are universes full of demons, hellfire, everlasting torments. There are heavens and hells and purgatories scattered all across the multiverse. There are more universes than there are grains of sand in all the galaxies of a thousand trillion planets. Yes! there are more universes than there are drops of waters in the Infinite Ocean that swirls like a tempest in Brahman’s brain!
To quote the subtitle of a best-selling book on quantum physics: “Everything that can happen does happen.” Or in the words of the English mystical poet William Blake, “Everything possible to be believed is an image of the Truth.”

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I am making none of this up. I don’t have to. You will find it everywhere in quantum physics. And the insights of quantum physics can be found in the great Oriental religions. Read The Tao of Physics, by Fritjjof Capra. According to its sub-title, this is “an exploration of the parallels between modern physics and Eastern mysticism.”

If you want to read a stimulating essay about the great debt which quantum physics owes to Vedanta, you could try reading How does quantum physics work, you may ask, what is it, and where does it come from? This will tell you how the great insights of quantum physics are found prefigured in the Vedas. Schrödinger, Einstein and Tesla were apparently all heavily influenced by Vedantic philosophers such as Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva.

Much has been written on the theory of parallel universes. Here are a few books which I happen to have in my library. I haven’t had time to read them all yet, but I hope to do so before I die: The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead, by Marcus Chown; Schrödinger’s Kittens and the Search for Reality: Solving the Quantum Mysteries, by John Gribbin; Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and our Future in the Cosmos, by Michio Kaku.

Inseparable from science is the idea of God. Even the most atheistical scientists appear to be haunted by the idea of God. Or of God’s possibility. Even as they run from God, God’s specter pursues them, never letting them rest. For according to the uncanny dictates of quantum physics, the mere possibility of God guarantees his existence. Whatever can be, is.

Amazingly, the world is full of irrational people who hate God because he doesn’t exist. And if God’s existence were suddenly proved to them, they would hate him even more for refuting their atheism!

Two theoretical physicists who have obsessed about God at great length are Paul Davies and John Polkinghorne. See The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning, by Paul Davies; and God and the New Physics, by the same author. As for Professor John Polkinghorne, he has had no problem in reconciling quantum physics with Christianity. He has done so in numerous books whose titles can be found here. If you have time, read his short essay Quarks, Chaos, and Christianity.

Here is an extended quote from Polkinghorne about the veracity of miracles; or the possibility that there are times and places where the laws of physics are suspended:

“Unprecedented things [may occur]. After all, God is the ordainer of the laws of nature, not someone who is subject to them. However, precisely because they are his laws, simply to overturn them would be for God to act against God, which is absurd.

The theological question is, does it make sense to suppose that God has acted in a new way? One thing that is theologically incredible is that God is some sort of celestial conjuror, doing a turn to impress today that he didn’t think of yesterday, and won’t be bothered to do tomorrow. God can’t be capricious. He must be utterly consistent. However, consistency isn’t the same as dreary uniformity.

In unprecedented circumstances, God can do unexpected things. Yet there will always be a deep underlying consistency that makes it intelligible, for example, that God raised Jesus from the dead that first Easter Day, while, in the course of present history, our experience is that dead men stay dead. The search for this consistency is the theological challenge of miracle.
— Quarks, Chaos, and Christianity pp 82-83; quoted here.

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Professor Robert Lanza, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, maintains that quantum physics has conclusively proved the existence of an afterlife.

Lanza claims that his theory of biocentrism proves that death is an illusion. He argues that the universe does not create life, but that life creates the universe. This means that space and time don’t exist in the linear fashion we think they do. Lanza uses the famous double-split experiment to illustrate his point. And if space and time aren’t linear, then death can’t exist in any real sense either.

I am more or less quoting Lanza here without quotation marks.

“Bottom line: What you see could not be present without your consciousness,” Lanza explains. “Our consciousness makes sense of the world.”

A person’s consciousness determines the shape and size of objects in the universe. Lanza uses the example of the way we perceive the world around us.

A person sees a blue sky, and is told that the colour they are seeing is blue, but the cells in a person’s brain could be changed to make the sky look green or red. Our consciousness makes sense of the world, and can be altered to change this interpretation.

Theoretical physicists believe that there is infinite number of universes with different variations of people, and situations taking place, simultaneously.

Lanza added that everything which can possibly happen is occurring at some point across these multiverses and this means death can’t exist in ‘any real sense’ either. Lanza, instead, said that when we die our life becomes a ‘perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse.’

See Quantum physics proves that there IS an afterlife, claims scientist.
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“If the experience of science teaches anything,” Prof. John Polkinghorne notes, “it’s that the world is very strange and surprising. The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that.”

The sheer uncanniness of the universe is a constantly repeated meme among scientists. The more we think about the universe, the weirder it becomes.

A few years ago, a Cambridge scientist at a cocktail party said to me in jest, with a merry twinkle in his eye: “The universe is impossible. That’s why it exists.” I riposted, “Credo quia absurdum — I believe because it is absurd!” — “Touché!” he laughed, downing his drink.

The great physicist Sir James Jeans was once asked in an interview: “Do you believe that life on this planet is the result of some sort of accident, or do you believe that it is a part of some great scheme?”

He replied:

I incline to the idealistic theory that consciousness is fundamental, and that the material universe is derivative from consciousness, not consciousness from the material universe. In general, the universe seems to me to be nearer to a Great Thought than to a great machine. It may well be that each individual consciousness ought to be compared to a brain-cell in a Universal Mind. (See here)
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This is what any reasonable person can ask of a religion: to see if it works.

The reason for the steep decline in religion nowadays has nothing to do with Darwinism and the triumph of the scientific outlook. It is the easiest thing in the world to reconcile science and religion. Cambridge physicist and mathematician John Polkinghorne, who won the prestigious Templeton prize for his work in particle physics, also happens to be a practicing Christian.

Neither Newton nor Pascal, though they lived well before Darwin, had any problem with Christianity. Newton wrote more extensively about the Bible than he did about physics. As for Pascal, mathematician and philosopher who helped to lay the groundwork with Fermat for Leibnitz’ formulation of the infinitesimal calculus, his faith was based on a mystical experience so intense, lasting two hours, that it haunted him for the rest of his life.

Those who visit China have no difficulty believing in the existence of China; and those who have seen the face of the imperishable Beauty never forget it.

“The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine,” said the physicist Sir Arthur Eddington, echoing almost identical words by British biologist JBS Haldane.

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