The writer [wsj], Jacob Bunge, was curious about what protesters do when their main Devil sheds his name. Bunge wanted to hear our new "Merger Song", and we sang it to him over the phone from our studio in the East Village.
He wrote about the Marriage Made In Hell more sensitively than his headline editor, who came up with: IF MONSANTO LOSES ITS NAME WHAT WILL ITS HATERS HAVE LEFT TO HATE? This was the on-line title. In today’s newsstand version the H word was softened to “oppose.” Question: Did people fling around hate talk with such abandon before Trump? And will the habit subside after the election? We have lived through this wearying year of bitterness.
Savitri D, director of the Rev Billy project, is out of jail and home, after joining 15 Stop Spectra pipeline activists at the midtown office of Sen. Chuck Schumer today. The pipeline would pass about a hundred feet from the troubled Indian Point nuclear plant, up near Stony Point on the Hudson River. Welcome home Savi and the Spectra 15!
Reverend Billy Talen
& the Stop Shopping Choir ·
PO Box 1556, New York, NY 10013, United States
REV'S ARREST MESSAGE: I submit to arrest to shine a light on Monsanto, which is
the ultimate neo-liberal disappearing company. Monsanto is mists, clear liquids,
invisible floating molecules. Their campus in St. Louis is disguised as a bricky
Their products try to hide until after the money is made, at which point the physical evidence of the product are found in such as the consequences of the PCBs: cancer; Agent Orange leaves behind its burn scars and birth defects; RoundUp glyphosate in GMO corn shows up in our lives as hospitals full of diseased people.
I take the arrest because annually Monsanto comes out of hiding and shows itself. It must glory in an awards ceremony that has been called “Monsanto’s Oscars…”
In the heart of the best farmland in the world, and the most glyphosate-drenched also - Monsanto rents the entire state capitol building of Iowa, with its golden plated rotunda and vast lawns, to award hundreds of thousands to one of its Frankenscientists…
I will join Fr. Frank Cordero and others in a rally today at the foot of their party. And then after making a statement about healthy families and a future without climate chaos and extinction – we’ll begin a slow walk toward the rotunda. We’ll walk with lanterns held before us, lighting the way back to regenerative farms and safe food.
Last week, a technology reporter for the Washington Post named Craig Timberg ran an incredible story. It has no analog that I can think of in modern times. Headlined "Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say," the piece promotes the work of a shadowy group that smears some 200 alternative news outlets as either knowing or unwitting agents of a foreign power, including popular sites like Truthdig and Naked Capitalism.
problem is not only liberals who are not liberal; it is also
conservatives, once identified with small government, the rule of law
and fiscal responsibility, who are not conservative. It is a court
system that has abandoned justice and rather than defend constitutional
rights has steadily stripped them from us through judicial fiat. It is
a Congress that does not legislate but instead permits lobbyists and
corporations to write legislation. It is a press, desperate for
advertising dollars and often owned by large corporations, that does
not practice journalism. It is academics, commentators and public
intellectuals, often paid by corporate think tanks, who function as
shameless cheerleaders for the neoliberal and imperial establishment
and mock the concept of independent and critical thought.
In the winter of 1941, a Jewish gravedigger from Chelmo, the western province of Poland, appeared in Warsaw and desperately sought a meeting with Jewish leaders.
He told them the Nazis were rounding up Jews, including the old, women and children, and forcing them into what looked like tightly sealed buses. The buses had the exhaust pipes redirected into the cabins. The Jews were killed with carbon monoxide. He had helped dig the mass graves for thousands of corpses until he escaped.
On the way to Warsaw, he had gone from village to village, frantically warning the Jews. Scores of Jews, in the villages and ultimately in Warsaw, heard his testimony of horror and dismissed it.
A handful of listeners, however, including Zivia Lubetkin, who two years later would help lead the uprising by 500 armed Jewish fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto, instantly understood the ultimate aims of the Nazi state.
“I don’t know how we intuitively shared the same horrible conviction that the total annihilation of all the Jewish communities in Nazi-occupied Europe was at hand,” she wrote in her memoir, “In the Days of Destruction and Revolt.”
She and a handful of young activists started planning a revolt. From that moment forward, they existed in a parallel reality.
“We walked along the overcrowded streets of the Warsaw Ghetto, hundreds of thousands of people pushing and rushing about in fright, antagonistic and tense, living the illusion that they were fighting for their lives, their meager livelihood, but, in reality, when you closed your eyes you could see that they were all dead …”
The established Jewish leadership warned the resistance fighters to desist, telling them to work within the parameters set by the Nazi occupiers. The faces of the established Jewish leaders, when they were informed of the plans to fight back, she wrote, “grew pale, either from sudden fear or from anger at our audacity. They were furious. They reproached us for irresponsibly sowing the seeds of despair and confusion among the people, for our impertinence in even thinking of armed resistance.”
The greatest problem the underground movement faced, she wrote, was “the false hope, the great illusion.” The movement’s primary task was to destroy these illusions. Only when the truth was known would widespread resistance be possible.
"There is no more will to reform, or to accommodate the needs and rights of the citizens by the corporate state, than there was to accommodate the needs and rights of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland."
The aims of the corporate state are, given the looming collapse of the ecosystem, as deadly, maybe more so, as the acts of mass genocide carried out by the Nazis and Stalin’s Soviet Union.
The reach and effectiveness of corporate propaganda dwarfs even the huge effort undertaken by Adolf Hitler and Stalin. The layers of deception are sophisticated and effective. News is state propaganda. Elaborate spectacles and forms of entertainment, all of which ignore reality or pretend the fiction of liberty and progress is real, distract the masses.
Education is indoctrination. Ersatz intellectuals, along with technocrats and specialists, who are obedient to neoliberal and imperial state doctrine, use their academic credentials and erudition to deceive the public.
The promises made by the corporate state and its political leaders—we will restore your jobs, we will protect your privacy and civil liberties, we will rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, we will save the environment, we will prevent you from being exploited by banks and predatory corporations, we will make you safe, we will provide a future for your children—are the opposite of reality.
The loss of privacy, the constant monitoring of the citizenry, the use of militarized police to carry out indiscriminate acts of lethal violence—a daily reality in marginal communities—and the relentless drive to plunge as much as two-thirds of the country into poverty to enrich a tiny corporate elite, along with the psychosis of permanent war, presage a dystopia that will be as severe as the totalitarian systems that sent tens of millions to their deaths during the reigns of fascism and communism.
There is no more will to reform, or to accommodate the needs and rights of the citizens by the corporate state, than there was to accommodate the needs and rights of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland. But until the last moment, this reality will be hidden behind the empty rhetoric of democracy and reform. Repressive regimes gradually institute harsher and harsher forms of control while denying their intentions. By the time a captive population grasps what is happening, it is too late.
The elaborate ruses set up by the Nazis that kept Jews and others slated for extermination passive until they reached the doors of the gas chambers, usually decorated with a large Star of David, were legend. Those taken to death camps were told they were going to work. Unloading ramps at Treblinka were made to look like a train station, with fabricated train schedules posted on the walls and a fake train clock and ticket window. Camp musicians played. The elderly and infirm were escorted from the cattle cars to a building called the infirmary, with the Red Cross symbol on it, before being shot in the back of the head. Men, women and children, who would die in the gas chambers within an hour, were given tickets for their clothes and valuables.
“The Germans were quite courteous when they led people to be slaughtered,” Lubetkin noted acidly.
Jews in ghettos, awaiting deportation to the death camps, were divided by those who worked for the Nazis and therefore had certain privileges, and those who did not. This division effectively pitted the two groups against each other until the final deportations. And collaborating with the killers, in the vain hope that they would be spared, were Jews themselves, organized into Jewish Councils, or Judenrat, and formed into units of the Jewish police, along with what Lubetkin called “their cronies, the spectators and profiteers, the smugglers.”
In the death camps, Jews, to stay alive a little longer, worked in the crematoriums as sonderkommandos. There are always those among the oppressed willing to sell out their neighbor for a few more crusts of bread. As life becomes desperate, the choice is often between collaboration and death.
Our corporate masters know what is coming. They know that as the ecosystem breaks down, as financial dislocations create new global financial meltdowns, as natural resources are poisoned or exhausted, despair will give way to panic and rage.
"It is time to step outside of the establishment."
They know coastal cities will be covered by rising sea levels, crop yields will plummet, soaring temperatures will make whole parts of the globe uninhabitable, the oceans will become dead zones, hundreds of millions of refugees will flee in desperation, and complex structures of governance and organization will break down.
They know that the legitimacy of corporate power and neoliberalism—as potent and utopian an ideology as fascism or communism—will crumble. The goal is to keep us fooled and demobilized as long as possible.
The corporate state, operating a system Sheldon Wolin referred to as “inverted totalitarianism,” invests tremendous sums—$5 billion in this presidential election alone—to ensure that we do not see its intentions or our ultimate predicament.
These systems of propaganda play on our emotions and desires. They make us confuse how we are made to feel with knowledge. They get us to identify with the manufactured personality of a political candidate. Millions wept at the death of Josef Stalin, including many who had been imprisoned in his gulags. There is a powerful yearning to believe in the paternal nature of despotic power.
There are cracks in the edifice. The loss of faith in neoliberalism has been a driving force in the insurgencies in the Republican and Democratic parties. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, of course, will do nothing to halt the corporate assault. There will be no reform. Totalitarian systems are not rational. There will only be harsher forms of repression and more pervasive systems of indoctrination and propaganda. The voices of dissenters, now marginalized, will be silenced.
It is time to step outside of the establishment. This means organizing groups, including political parties, that are independent of the corporate political machines that control the Republicans and Democrats.
It means carrying out acts of sustained civil disobedience. It means disruption.
Our resistance must be nonviolent. The Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, condemned to imminent death and alienated from a Polish population steeped in anti-Semitism, had no hope of appealing to the Nazi state or most of the Poles.
But we still have options. Many who work within ruling class structures understand the corruption and dishonesty of corporate power. We must appeal to their conscience. We must disseminate the truth.
We have little time left. Climate change, even if we halt all carbon emissions today, will still bring rising temperatures, havoc, instability and systems collapse to much of the planet.
Let us hope we never have to make the stark choice, as most of the ghetto fighters did, about how we will die. If we fail to act, however, this choice will one day define our future, as it defined theirs.
The North Pacific Ocean Is Dead!
The Expedition For Life - Here - Reported Timeline - Here
>>> The Nuclear Proctologist IS BACK! Live! - Here**
DAILY Streaming HAS BEEN STOPPED by CANADA RULING!
The Fukushima Hounds Chat Room - Here
News Links to this Horrific Story - Here
Weather: Prince Rupert, BC - Inuvik, NW Territories -
N. Pacific Ocean
From: The Real News Network (TRNN)
Chris Hedges - eminent writer & journalist interviews Bob Sheer - editor-in-chief of
Truthdig: "They Know Everything About You" - 7 Shows: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
Paul Jay, senior editor, TRNN, with Bob Sheer: "Plundering Our Freedom
with Abandon" - 10 Shows: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
>>> March 14, 2015 - "The Trans Pacific Partnership"
We The People OUT! Multi-national Banksters IN!
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
We start with:
A Preliminary Expedition Around Vancouver Island, streamed August 10, 2014 (on Aug 8)
discovers a destroyed Tidal Eco-system along the Pacific Coast of British Columbia.
(Suspected) Radioactive spills from Fukushima Daiichi may be the cause.
>>> As of May 29, 2015 - 174,534 views:
British Columbia tidal waters are renown for their abundance of several thousand
species of tidal, filter-feeders: starfish, sea kelp, mussels, anemones, snails and more.
Their recently discovered absence around Vancouver Island, BC, has sparked a
heated debate because of and thanks to Dana Durnford. His relentless pursuit of
the truth has been bringing attention to exactly what happened at Fukushima Daiichi.
For many months, now, his YouTube videos have been informative and alarming.
The name: "The Fukushima Hounds” was decided upon as the moniker for the regular
visitors to Dana's Chat Room on his YouTube Stream, “BeautifulGirlByDana”. Visitors
wish to help and to learn more about [man made]radio-activity and its difference from
background radiation, and its effects on us. Nuclear bombs and nuclear power plants
produce radiation that has very little to do with Einstein's E=mc2 as far as producing
commercial electricity is concerned.
The "Hounds" are preparing for a 90-day expedition to find how much sea life has been
affected. They will navigate and investigate possible radioactive effects on the eco-systems
along the coastal waters of the Georgia Strait between Vancouver Island and the Canadian
mainland, up to the Canada and US border. Then it's on to the Northwest Territories,
weather permitting and the creek don't rise! The crew will be checking for signs of tidal
sea-life absence or presence. The facts are on the way. We make-up our own minds.
This Documentary is about to grace the International media with the truth with first-hand
glimpses, sent as reports, from the Expedition to Dana's "The Nuclear Proctologist".
The truth will answer the burning question: "Is Fukushima Daiichi radiation here, in Canada,
on the coasts of the N. Pacific Ocean and is it affecting tidal zone life?" Everything was
donated: Underwater cameras, video cams, GPS, an RV to pull the boat and to haul the
equipment and the crew. [http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/]
This epic citizen-funded Expedition is led by Dana Durnford. Dana has been on this
Fukushima Daiichi story ever since Japan, Canada and US governments stayed silent.
Their corporate universities and media continue to fail to do their jobs. It is suspected
that paid apologists acting on behalf of the nuclear lobby, have blocked the true carnage
of Fukushima Daiichi. Throughout, the time from 3-11-11 to now, this notorious, very
possible (ELE) Extinction Level Event has received no thorough, transparent investigation,
thus far, that is .... ! We can't know what the people of the world will do when they find out
that they have been betrayed.
Many Vancouver Island residents have reported to Dana by phone, email and to his
nightly video stream. Overwhelmingly, drastic declines in the tidal life were reported.
Contrary views were few. Some came from already debunked nuclear apologists,
some from those who denied everything out-of-hand without looking into it themselves,
those who just passed along another’s opinions that they shared and lastly those who
said they honestly saw nothing different or missing, so they thought. “We’re gonna find
out, soon.” Some very stupid ? sent death threats, too! Can you believe it?
"The Expedition For Life” had to be undertaken. It seems the political costs were too
high for Canada's government politicos, and everyone else's (US and Japan, especially).
Their higher-ups are not doing their job to protect us. This very, possible ELE, has been
known for 3-long years and going on 5-months. It continues. No sane, scientific, peer-reviewed
studies or position statements have raised challenges to this cancer-like spread of radio-activity.
Without academic investigations, civilization could be caught sleeping while life, itself, slowly
goes extinct. Our air, land and water life-support systems and our homes - contaminated.
Corporate-controlled public and private university academics have lagged, dangerously
behind in investigating the absolute truth. “The Expedition For Life” will supplant the laggers
with real people who live by moral decency standards. Lack of transparency and peer-reviewed
studies are NOT acceptable! Why do academics and politicians get paid the big bucks?
To protect and serve their citizenry, we thought? Well, I gotta …… digressing, again ... lol
Starting from Vancouver, B.C., an all-volunteer team will navigate a sea-ready zodiac,
the same used by Greenpeace and the Coastguard for this 90-day Expedition. Preparations
for this Expedition are being finalized right now. It’s not what anyone wants to do, but if
we didn’t, “Who would?” Who is, right NOW attempting rescue efforts from this visage
from hell? We, the victimized citizenry get stuck, again! Jeez. What’s new?
A Documentary is coming, produced by real human beings - better believe it. Video
and audio interviews with locals will give real human beings an opportunity to be heard.
There will be high-definition photos of the low-tide observations of tidal pools, life
above and below the water line, GPS to give exact co-ordinates, Geiger counter logs
of background radiation and specimens, too. Microscopes will check samples for signs
of life: phytoplankton and such.
Since Enrico Fermi's experiments that first split the atom in the ’30’s, low-level man-made
radiation, has added a horrific radio-active pollutant to our already choking, carbon-intensive
industrial society. Chemical-soaked water, soil and air haunt us everywhere, everyday.
Ionized, neutron-bombarded Actinides and their scores of spent-fuel products, i.e. reprocessed
Plutonium-239, Uraniums-235 & 238 are killing all life on our Earth, slowly but surely.
Einstein’s E=mc2 relates energy to mass, not energy to ignorance. Ignoring “The Precautionary
Principle” has brought human-kind to the brink of the next ELE. Can we survive? Can we do
it peacefully? I say, “Yes!” This documentary report, “The Expedition For Life”, focuses on
the Pacific Ocean and the Northwest Territory, Canada. The Goal? To kickstart the discussion
into a real and focused, urgent action that fights that “asteroid”, a.k.a. “global proliferation of
man-made, radioactive genetic poisons”.
Even the Wall Street banksters and those lame gangsters in Toronto, London, Paris,
Moscow, Shanghai, etc. must step up and be part of the answer. The World Court
may take into account their change of heart and reduce their assured to be life-sentences
behind bars, to community service at the thousands of cancer hospices that may be here
in a few decades. The same goes for the corporate publishers and industrial farms. Private
publishing firms have kept Peer-reviewed Academic Studies out of the reach of many
researchers and citizen political leaders who must pay to use them; even though the very
possible remedial fixes for cleaning-up our planet remain buried in these pay-to-play
repositories. Trillions upon trillions of radio-active particles are lost everywhere imaginable.
These academic studies must revert back to the public domain, from where they originated.
Industrial farming must stop, too! Cancers can be fought-off with nutritious fresh food., locally
and seasonally grown by small farms, co-ordinated into regional distribution co-ops.
Corporations that industrial-farm can be court-ordered to nurture back all the mono-cultured,
denatured soils, at their expense, or go to jail. Then, to regain our trust, these corporate
hucksters must go back to school and learn how to grow non-GMO as apprentices. People
need real food, especially now. In the forties, we never once used the word “organic”. There
was no need to before the bankster-hustlers introduced industrial petro-pesticide and
The 19th, 20th & 21st century's juggernaut of "consumer" industrial pollution missed nothing.
All that is essential to our health and spiritual well-being has all been utterly diminished.
Now it's infertile land, yet contaminated with GMOs! Radio-active water and air and
nutritionally-empty food! A healthy long life that people of Earth have known for millennia
may be forever gone! Maybe, who knows for sure? All the nuclear power-plant "accidents"
and the continued, insane production of nuclear weapons! Atmospheric detonations!
It’s a world-gone-mad, off the charts and bad, bad, bad… for us. Yes, understanding
this conundrum is mind-numbing, very complicated, frightening and to some in a sick,
macabre way, fascinating. Such simple and naive ignorance will kill us all sooner than
later. Whew!! Snooze…?
Don't snooze! Paraphrasing an honorable Canadian citizen, Dana Durnford, a few days ago,
"Imagine Fukushima is like an asteroid coming at us.” “And ya just found out in horror.”
Who do we call? It ain't the Ghost Busters. Sorry, bad joke. lol ... But logically, "What do we
do!?" Asking for answers is a first step. "Alert citizens?" Yes, the second step! Better to know
the ugly facts rather than the pretty lies. "Yes?!" Please say "Yes!"
Go to: [http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/new-index-1/#/page-4-pacific-ocean-radiation-damage/]
(Also click on "Sections" on Title Page) and see factual news headlines and photos of
Fukushima Daiichi as it really was and is, not the concocted b.s. put out by the bankster-class
nuke owners. Don't be fooled. There were 4 exploded fuel pools -3 exploded reactor cores,
3 lost "corium" melts that burned through the containment floors and are still presumed
unrecoverable. The explosions of #1, #2, and #3 reactors shot tons of "hot" melting reactor
cores and their spent fuel pool fragments and ash high into the northern jet streams
that flow hundreds of miles/hour, west-to-east, at about 40,000 feet above sea level. All 4
spent fuel pools boiled-dry, ignited and blew up with enough force to blow apart their
ten-story-high, steel-reinforced, thick concrete "containment” buildings. See over 2,000
Japanese government/TEPCO pictures at:
#3 reactor was a meltdown and explosion of MOX fuel, i.e. re-machined bomb-grade
Plutonium-239 mixed with reprocessed spent fuel, mostly Uranium-238. The lost reactor cores
continue to mix with groundwater and pour as a radioactive concoction of water, MOX fuel and
#1, #2, and #4 partially-spent Uranium-235/238 mixtures into the Pacific Ocean. Estimates range
from 300 to 1,000 tons PER DAY!(And their fissioned products, the dozens or so elements
from zinc through to the lanthanides and their isotopes - and the actinides, the heavier elements
than Uranium and their isotopes, too.) Whew!
Due to the geology of Japan's active subduction zones and their associated active faults,
abrupt changes in land elevation produce extreme flooding events. The Fukushima Daiichi
complex was built upon 100 feet of soil bulldozed over an ancient stream bed aquifer, an
accident waiting to happen. An underground stream now delivers this afore-mentioned
radioactive tonnage into the Pacific Ocean, every moment of every day since 3-11-11.
We think it has arrived here from Japan, thousands of miles away. "Who would'a thunk it?"
Recent work at Fukushima Daiichi shows a sarcophagus-looking building structure, similar
in appearance, but brand-spanking-new looking! Trick? See the real insides to the old containment
Remember #4, the leaning building with the supposed intact spent fuel pool?? It was supposed
to have withstood its explosions well enough, even with its roof completely blown-off? Retrieve its
spent fuel, my arse! Looks like they may be trying a sneaky entombment attempt to fool the public.
It's as though a big, shiny box was dropped over a smaller burnt-out box. It's being done on #4 with
cranes but no hands-on touchy stuff. Also, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has bought a
thirty-year lease (paid-off the hapless cancerous residents) to store [forever, I bet] fallout debris at
Fukushima Daiichi. Such bastards to their people who still live very close, nearby!
Prime Minister Abe’s Japanese/TEPCO partnership has made it a punishable crime,as you need
to know, for Japanese citizens and journalists of any stripe to give un-authorized information
about what’s going on at Fukushima Daiichi. Remember how the US corporate media started out
with prompt unabashed reports and relayed the facts based on onside investigations? Only weeks
later, they reported zilch - just staged propaganda crap with fudged science. Since then, leaks
are scant, if not impossible. Citizen groups like Greenpeace, Public Radio and Occupy Citizen
Organizations need to jump in with resources and debate this under-reported and buried lie.
Expedition Equipment has been taken care of. Expenditures, though for travel and food will be
gratefully appreciated and accepted in $5, $10, $20 (And more) donations to:
Call Dana anytime (604) 223- 0763, he says. Anybody can join the conversation, blog it or
make your own video news of this epic citizen call to action event. Get the word out anytime,
anywhere, join the crew, but soon. (Part II - The 180+- days (ended about 5/20/2015) - and
has completed, successfully!)
The "Climate Convergence" on September 21, 2014, in New York City and the "Expedition
For Life” worked well together. The non-nuclear - carbon, global pollution is reversible, but its
radioactive counterpart is a permanent ELE! It can only be curtailed and must be lived-with for
hundreds to thousands of years!
A hard-working Canadian citizen all his life, a professional deep-sea diver, now in a wheelchair due
to a professional diving accident, will not stop this man or keep him down. Dana and "The Hounds
of Fukushima" are fighting the Good Fight ........ For our children!
The following timeline was solely compiled from Dana Durnford's searchable
Internet data-set at "The Nuclear Proctologist" or via audio and video streams, and by
phone, while he was at sea, on expedition. Thusly, I compiled this "Creative Commons"
licensed production. Dana and I have never met nor have we collaborated on this
timeline. A major party is in order, though! lol - Bob Zavoda
|"Over 200 Kilometers of Canadian
Coastline Bare" - Here or
1) STARTING OUT! - Here** or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdLkqV09znY&list=TLltKnj2rUsuFcyfEACIQxiucxpqcGQuEN&index=8
2) Salt Spring Island - Here** or
September 10 - Here or [http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/new-index-1/#/day-2-expedition-for-life-victoria-harbor/]
Victoria Harbor - Here** or
Plus - Here** or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGJJRZzS_HI&list=TLltKnj2rUsuFcyfEACIQxiucxpqcGQuEN&index=6
September 11 - Here** or
September 13 - Bamfield Marine Science Centre - Here** or
September 23 - Last day in Barkley Sound - Here** or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLz8rNWce_c
September 24 - Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island - Here** or
September 25 - The nursery of the Pacific Ocean is still missing. - Here**
September 26 - Telegraph Cove, BC - Dana writes, "... this place so far had the most life out of the
entire trip..." - **Photos Quality Updated 11/17**
September 30 - Dana writes, "...the first set of pictures are from the boat by me Dana..."
October 1 - Dana writes, "This is day 14 October 1st 2014 on the beaches out of 30 odd days and every day is starting to run together as we search the tidal pools for life because the life there is
the most vulnerable , tuna and [other] fish are way up the food chain we look at the nursery
of the ocean." - Here or http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/day-14-west-coast/
October 3 - Dana writes, "....screen captures from October 3rd 2014 trip it was gusting 35 km and almost dark..."
October 4 - Dana writes, ".... are lower resolution because of bandwidth restraints traveling around Vancouver Island...."
October 7 - Dana writes, ".....We spent October 6th, 2014 yesterday at low tide in the afternoon. Lots of underwater pictures and footage from Browning Pass considered one the top ten dive destinations ....."
October 7 - Browning Pass - Here** or
October 10 - Pine Island Area - Dana writes, "The pictures are screen captures because of bandwidth constraints and the fact we are moving constantly around the BC coast line."
Vancouver Island Group - Dana writes, "This is Day 19 it was heavy overcast and almost dark rain on and off fast tides and heavy winds on the way back." - Here or http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/day-19-north-east-vancouver-island-group/
Browning Pass - Dana writes, "Day 20.... I left a little after 5 am and put first hour and 20
mains on the kicker at low speeds until it was light enough to run fast and then switched engines." - Here or http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/day-20-browning-pass-vancouver-island/
Update on "The Expedition For Life" - Here** or
October 11 - Dana writes, "Day 21 we had Chev Novak jump on a few beaches and get some good footage..."
October 12 - Dana writes, "..... I was out by myself off NE Vancouver Island tucked away
for a few hours till the wind ...."
October 13 - Amazing video of rough seas in the expedition's zodiac
October 14 - "The Expedition For Life" - Here** or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bg-gZ6Iws4
October 17 - Here** or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssik9SRHJOg&list=UUE2rZOVPBHBY3mS0mBwwqZw
October 20 - Here** or
October 22 - Dana writes, "Why is Jay Cullen allowed to keep his job at the University of Victoria?" Here** or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6L_XvLZcqI&index=1&list=UUE2rZOVPBHBY3mS0mBwwqZw
October 27 - The windshield build on the expedition zodiac is almost done. "The Expedition
For Life" will board the B.C. Ferry next week to Prince Rupert, departure port to the Queen Charlottes.
October 28 - Paraphrasing Dana, "Zodiac took-in some water at the welders but it's about repaired.
A different re-arrangement of the navigation counsel and other safety repairs now being finalized." - Here** or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yOK2XmAGyY&list=UUE2rZOVPBHBY3mS0mBwwqZw&index=1
November 1 - "The Expedition For Life" hits the Road (Ferry) Today! - Here** or
November 3 - Ferry Canceled. "Town Halls" on the Fukushima Catastrophe Are Coming.
All Explained on an Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here* (This plan has since changed to Dana going it alone at sea.)
November 4 - The Expedition For Life takes a 2-week break beginning. Dana, almost entirely by himself, rebuilds the expedition zodiac to accommodate a 30-day (changed to all winter & spring),
one person, winter expedition through the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert, BC, then on to
The Queen Charlottes.
an extended winter-long exploration of the Pacific Ocean inter-tidal zones, along
the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert and The
Queen Charlottes. He hopes [mentioned once]
to acquire a satellite phone as a safety
precaution for the expected durations of
isolation. The stretch from Vancouver Island, BC
is open ocean for a short distance, until the
protected straits of The Inside Passage to Prince Rupert - the ferry, then from there to The Queen Charlottes.
100% disabled, Dana will navigate, collect tidal zone data with audio/visual equipment and shelter at night in coves and inlets. Also, he will rent a hotel room periodically, to clean-up and upload data - all the while enduringprobable
harsh and dangerous weather conditions that bring rough waters, even in the straits. He is navigating the Citizen Expedition's, cozy cabin-enclosed 24-ft zodiac. The October 18 live-streamed video of the zodiac upgrade, commentary and details - Here** - Courtesy Audio Clip - Here* (A Rense Radio Broadcast)
Dana Durnford amazes Jeff Rense (And others!) with an unexpected announcement: He will go it alone (with his dog Zoie), in the citizen-donated and recently winterized zodiac. Following the ferry route, in a few days, Dana leavesnorthward from Powell River, through the sea-protected Inside Passage. However, a brief open stretch of ocean lies between northeast Vancouver Island to Rivers Inlet, which reconnects again into the protected Inside Passage. Then it's northward to Prince Rupert, stopping to collect pictures and to record GPS and background radiation data - never forgetting to take time to chat with the locals about the Citizen Expedition. Dana will decide whether to take on the Queen Charlottes, himself, or take the ferry here, from Prince Rupert. Live-streamed updates until departure - Here**
November 30, 2014 - Dana, in a winterized zodiac, leaves port with Zoie and two-weeks supply of food and gas. Donations are appreciated: $5, 10, 20 and more means that the job will get done, expertly and efficiently throughout this Expedition Winter.
December 2, 2014:
First sighting of the Durnford Dude! lol - Here**
Dana calls in: Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
December 6, 2014 - Dana writes, "Update Dec 6th 2014 from the fray. I'm in Prince Rupert,
BC folks. I'm off to the Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Islands tomorrow weather providing. It's
another 90 nautical miles. It's been a very rough ride, indeed. Please try to support me. Hugs." - (Posted to "Comments") - Here**
December 8, 2014 - Dana's in Prince Rupert, BC: Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
December 13, 2014 - 7 Days of Foul weather keeps Dana in Prince Rupert, B.C. - Here**
December 15, 2014 - Dana Still In Rupert! Zoie Nabbed by the Doggie Fuzz! - Here**
December 20, 2014 - Dana will attempt (safely) an open sea crossing from Prince Rupert, BC
to The Queen Charlottes, on winter solstice day. - Here**
December 20, 2014 - Furnace on and cookin'. Dana is dry, finally! He thanks everyone, warmly
(pun intended). And I thank Kate for the update - Bob Zavoda
December 22, 2014 - Dana makes attempt, but rough seas force return. - Here**
December 24, 2014 - Plans altered due to harsh weather! Inside Passages from the Canada/US
border at Prince Rupert, southward, will be investigated. - Here**
December 26, 2014 - "Intrepid" docked at night in Prince Rupert, BC - plus, "Fukushima Basic Breakdown" - Here**
December 28, 2014 - Dana writes: ".... I FINALLY FOUND MARINE LIFE IN THE FORM OF 5 STAR FISH. THEY [WERE] ALL DEFORMED AND MELTING."
December 29, 2014 - "Days 1&2" by Dana Durnford
"Day 1 on the north coast of BC Canada just a short video, day 2 will be uploaded right away.
I got close to 30 islands in the second video and found." - Here**
"Day 2 on the north coast of BC Canada. I found 5 melted star fish out of 5 star fish, all other
sea creatures are missing." - Here** - More Photos - Here & Here
December 31, 2014 -
"This is day 3 of the north coast, the truth is in the pictures. If life is precious then why are our
university's not concerned that all the species on BC coast line are missing"- Here**
Dana's Wheelchair Lost Overboard - Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
Jan 3, 2015 - "Fukushima Useful Idiot Dr Bert Vogelstein Got Bad Genes Not You." Commentary
by Dana Durnford - Here**
Jan 5, 2015 - Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
Jan 6, 2015 - New propeller for "Intrepid"- Here**
Jan 7, 2015 - Dana writes: "I was carrying out maintenance because I'm off on the Fukushima
Expedition For Life in the morning......"- Here**
Jan 9, 2015 - Dana writes: "..... Pictures of the northwest side of Banks Island. Radiation leaves almost nothing alive."- Here
Jan 10, 2015 - Spicer Island pics
Jan 11, 2015 - Dana writes: "McCauly Island Group - These are small files due to band width issue from a boat."- Here
Jan 12, 2015 - Dana writes: "The Fukushima Expedition For Life gets a break in the weather.
I arrived at Banks Island late in the evening on Jan 8th bucking the waves from the outflows."
January 15, 2015 - Dana writes: "Fukushima Treated Like A Shell Game By Officials" - Here**
Jan 19, 2015 - Dana Has Been Hurt! Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
Jan 22, 2015 - Dana writes: "Fukushima Better The Devil You Know. The Pacific Ocean is [dying]
faster with every new radioactive death plume...." - Here**
Jan 24, 2015 - On to Banks Island's West Coast!Dana writes: "Fukushima Expedition For Life
Jan 24th 2015" - Here**
Jan 29, 2015 - Dana writes: "..... underwater footage covered a section of exposed coastline at the
south end of Banks Island" - Here**
Jan 30, 2015 - BAD ASS STORM HEADED DIRECTLY AT DANA'S LOCATION! Dana writes:
"Mussels Missing In Canada!" - Here**
Feb 4, 2015 - Dana writes: "The entire north coast of Canada is missing its Mussel population and
the 1000s of other species should be shocking to everyone" - Here**
Feb 5, 2015 - Dana calls in to Kate: "He said he is just now coming into Hartley Bay, BC...."
Thank you, Kate! - Here
Feb 8, 2015 - Dana shoots this video from Shearwater, B.C. Shearwater is located three
miles from Bella Bella on Denny Island. It is in the territory of the Heiltsuk Nation. - Here**
Feb 9, 2015 - Another storm approaching Dana's location! Dana Checks into a hotel, finally!
But only cold showers? Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
Feb 16, 2015 - First we hear from Dana in a week. Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
Feb 17, 2015 - Dana and Zoie are makin' the run to the Charlottes tomorrow. Dana writes:
"We All Live In A Fukushima Radiated Hell" - Here**
Feb 19, 2015 - Dana and Zoie had to limp back into Prince Rupert due to the auxiliary outboard
breaking loose in major rough seas. - Here**
Feb 19, 2015 - Back in Rupert, later, Dana rigged the motor and will head out in the morning.
He updates the Fukushima Daiichi contamination and suggests some possible cancer cures. - Here**
Feb 23, 2015 - Dana checks in: Paraphrasing, "Life is missing...more zodiac repairs." Audio Clip
Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
Feb 26, 2015 - Dana writes, "6 days and 6000 pictures later Fukushima is still hemorrhaging
into the [Pacific Ocean] full tilt. Please support the expedition, we still have a few
1000 miles left to cover, its easy and safe." - Here**
Mar 02, 2015 - Dana writes: "Its been over 90 days on the ocean and the Expedition For life is
pushing back . I made at least 8 attempts to cross to the queen Charlotte in the last 90 days
now. I'm lucky enough to get a tow across. Please donate, if you can. [We] only do this
because we have to; its completely up to us, no one else is ." - Here**
Mar 02, 2015 - Right now, it's pitch-black on the open seas, along the coast of British Columbia.
Dana and his doggie Zoie are being towed, by design, in our People-funded, "Expedition For Life"
24 ft zodiac. This is Dana's eighth attempt to the Queen Charlottes, across a 75 mile strait, from
nearby Prince Rupert, BC. Old diving buds of Dana, who are part of a dive-fishing fleet, happen to
be on their way over, so are doing us and Dana a great favor. Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
Mar 09, 2015 - Dana's at the Queen Charlottes archipelago and calls into Jeff Rense's Radio Show.
The Charlottes are exquisitely beautiful, but no mussels and only a few species of kelp that appear
sickly. There is more visible life: one flock of sea birds (500 or so) and a flock of eagles
(around 50), both apparently feeding. Some 40 to 50 foot-long whales of unknown species were
spotted. Of the filter-feeders, starfish seem more abundant, but only a few of the many species
could be found. Notably, though, areas of only starfish legs were seen on the bottom by the
commercial divers. No snails. Rocks were bare at the tide line. The coastguard stopped Dana
to question what he was up to! And he let 'em have it for not noticing the lack of tidal life
and the birds and such. lol - Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
Mar 10, 2015 - Dana writes: "Sea Lions Freak Zoie Out." "March 8th, I was in Skincuttle, the
lower east end of the former Queen Charlotte Islands. I figured behind that island would be a
good place to anchor for the night. It turn out it was already taken so we headed to another area
and got the anchor down before dark." - Here**
March 11, 2015 - Dana Durnford from Haida Gwaii sends a Fukushima Daiichi Fourth
Anniversary - Here**
March 14, 2015 - Dana tests a Live Stream broadcast - Here**
March 16, 2015 - Dana writes: "Fukushima Jay Cullen UVic Sucker [Punches] Haida Gwaii
Communities" - Here**
March 16, 2015 - We Almost Lose Dana Durnford! He's Okay. Dana checks in for the entire
hour with The Jeff Rense Radio Show - Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
March 18, 2015 - Dana writes: "Fukushima: James Corbet Is a Nuclear PR Firms Wet Dream" - Here**
March 19, 2015 - Dana writes: "By the way all [I'm] doing is taking slurps of tea and spitting it in a
bucket but you have to admit it looks real hehe. Hugs" - Here**
March 21, 2015 - Dana writes: "[I'm] heading back out on the ocean on the [Expedition For Life]
March 23, 2015 - Dana finishes data collection of the south coast of Haida Gwaii - Audio Clip
Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
March 28, 2015 - Dana writes: "Fukushima Plutonium Files by Dana Durnford, March 28th,
2015" - Here**
March 30, 2015 - Dana is confronted by three thugs in Haida Gwaii. He's shaken but determined
to go on. Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
March 31, 2015 - The Live Streams are back from Haida Gawaii. Dana discusses "The Expedition
For Life" as it winds down for the final months of the 180+ days long discovery investigation.
He will present the expedition findings at two townhall meetings. The first of the live streams
is - Here**. Others will follow, evenings, at about 8PM PDT.
April 4, 2015 - Dana live streams an update much earlier than expected. - Here**
April 10, 2015 - "Expedition for Life" update. Dana sends word from Masset, Queen Charlottes,
B.C., at the very northwest extent of Pacific Canada. He is waiting for a break in harsh weather to
finish-up. - Here**
April 11, 2015 - Dana records an update and synopsis of exactly the conditions of all four reactors at
Fukushima Daiichi - Here**
April 13, 2015 - Dana writes: "Canadians Now Drinking Fukushima Dirty Bombs." - Live Stream
from Masset; and Dana is pissed! - Here** - PLUS! Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
April 15, 2015 - Dana Durnford writes: "How & Why Nuclear Apologists Mislead The World
Over Fukushima Radiation"
April 20, 2015 - Mr. Durnford has completed the northwestern tip of Canada's "Expedition For Life"
investigation. The tidal life has been utterly decimated. He has headed back southward toward
Vancouver for 40 remaining days of exploration in our citizen-funded, 24ft zodiac. He and his
doggie Zoie are exhausted after 180+ days at sea, but energized for the fight to expose the nuclear
industry fraud and depravity. Audio Clip Courtesy of Rense Radio - Here*
April 22, 2015 - Dana Durnford writes: "This is a detailed breakdown of 3 melted reactors and
reactor 4 in Japan. I am still on The Expedition For Life a crowd[-]funded expedition to see first
hand the devastation on the [Pacific coastline] of Canada. I have been on the [ocean, straight,] for
over 4 months and a total of 8 months; and I do need your support. - Here**
April 24, 2015 - Dana Durnford writes: "Short video also includes sea otter and 2 cranes landing and
dancing on the beach close to me." - Here**
April 30, 2015 - Dana rails at Britain's "Register" writer, Louis Page, for soft-pedaling the true
horror of the Fukushima nuclear poisoning of planet Earth back in the days following the many
deadly explosions. - Here**
May1, 2015 - Dana Durnford writes: "Join me for a late night of pure terror and desperation on the
"Expedition For Life" during a hurricane on the wild west coast of the [Pacific Ocean] in BC, Canada.
I will need a few days to recover, not just to repair the damaged boats and equipment, but I have a lot
of cuts and bruises and sore ribs to heal up. It will cost a great deal to rebuild and carry on, please
help if possible[....]" - Here**
May 4, 2015 - Dana finishes repairs on the wrecked Expedition equipment, but at great cost to the
Expedition, financially, and at great cost physically to himself and Zoie. The data is preserved and
he and Zoie are alive, but extremely exhausted. All is as well as it can be. He's fueled-up for the dash
back across the 90 miles of open sea to reach the mainland and then home to rest up and prepare
for the confrontation that we "Hounds of Fukushima" have been gearing up for - for
months - Here**
May 6, 2015 - Update from "Kate" - "Dana just called me and wants me to let you all know he
made it across the [strait] from Haida Gwaii, and is safely moored back in Prince Rupert, settling
in for a good sleep. He said the sea was calm when he started out, but just after halfway, the waves
kicked up, but he made it all fine. His phone is badly beat up, and he said in the next couple days,
he will be getting a new one, and possibly a different number, so if that's the case he will call me,
and I will post his new number for everyone here..."
UPDATE - Dana's new ph number is: (604) 223- 0763. He wanted me to put it here for y'all. He said hugs for everyone, and he will be heading back out tomorrow to continue getting his data, but will
most likely head home for a while before he heads back out again to continue recording the data. I
told him we all miss him a lot, and will be looking forward to seeing him at home, on his live
streams... He said "soon."" - Thanks Kate! - 8:23 PM PDT
May 12, 2015 - Update! "The Expedition For Life" - COMPLETED!!! Dana Durnford (& Zoie) are safely BACK HOME!!! - Stay tuned - LIVE STREAMS - Here**
Tuesday 11/25 - The
Expedition For Life resumes Saturday, November 29, 2014. Sea
trials begin today with the newly re-designed, winterized cabin on the 24-foot zodiac.
Interview with Dana Durnford on Rense Radio - Courtesy Clip - Here*
7 Days of
Foul Weather Keeps Dana in Prince Rupert, B.C.
It's Dec. 11 and a very difficult sea life survey must be done, properly, and as soon
as possible. I see a possible ELE (Extinction Level Event) as serious business - and so
do many of us who get what's at stake. Bob
December 6, 2014 - Dana writes, "Update Dec 6th 2014
from the fray. I'm in Prince
Rupert, BC folks, I'm off to the Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Islands tomorrow weather
providing. It's another 90 nautical miles. It's been a very rough ride, indeed. Please try to
support me. Hugs." - Posted to "Comments" - Here**
>>> December 2, 2014 - First sighting of the Durnford Dude! - Here**
>>> 11/28 - Departure - Here**
Amazing Video of Rough Seas in the Expedition's Zodiac - Here**
Zoie and Dana October 10, 2014
2 of the 4 Expeditioners, Dana and Dana's Son, Simon
The North Pacific Ocean Is Dead!
The Expedition For Life - Here - Reported Timeline - Here
>>> The Nuclear Proctologist IS BACK! Live!
DAILY Streaming - Here**
The Fukushima Hounds Chat Room - Here
News Links to this Horrific Story - Here
Weather: Prince Rupert, BC - Inuvik, NW Territories -
N. Pacific Ocean
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A Merry Prankster** and Peace Activist, Conscious Music Groupy.... And
The Original Hippy Geezer, Wavy stars in "Saint Misbehavin'," with friends:
Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Bob Weir, Steve Earle, Ken Kesey,
The Merry Pranksters and many. many, many others." Check it out Here.
Wavy & The Hog Farm, Kesey & Further, Leary's Last Trip, Babbs and Garcia**
"Homeless Encampments Known as
“Tent Cities” are Popping-up Across the Country."
“Formed as an alternative to shelters and street-living, these makeshift
communities are often set up off of highways, under bridges and in
the woods. Some have “mayors” who determine the rules of the camp and
who can and can’t join, others are a free-for-all. Some are overflowing
with trash, old food, human waste and drug paraphernalia, others are
relatively clean and drug-free.” [continued]
I know this one!
In March, 2003, upon the [later discovered] bankster-sponsored invasion
of Iraq, I resigned my teaching position at our community college.
I buttoned-up my home and hit the road, Gypsy-camping from
campground to campground, throughout the northwest US. I loved it
up, yum! Years and months and days cascaded along.
The severance check ran out,
And here I am today to tell it like it is, Baybeeee!
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New Year's Sunrise, San Pedro River Valley, AZ
|Sleeping Frog Farms - Here - Here**
Setting Sun at Bob's Camp
|Someone get up to the
Arctic Coast this summer and investigate
the condition of the tidal & coastal life!
|An Overland Route from the Alaska /
BC border to the Arctic Coast, might take: Prince Rupert
to Hwy 16 to Hwy 37, then Hwy 1 to Whitehorse, Yukon. Then the Klondike Highway to Dawson
and then the Dempster Highway to Inuvik and the Arctic Ocean, Northwest Territories.
Inuvik] is via the Dempster Highway for the majority of the year.
The highway relies on ferries and ice bridges to get across the rivers. It is thus closed
during the time of freeze-up (roughly late-October to mid-December), for ice to form
and allow ice bridges, and thaw (roughly mid-May to mid-June) to allow the ferry
to run. At these times, there is air access only." - Wikipedia
|Forecast Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada (Above Arctic Circle) - Here|
Highway from Dawson
Yukon to Inuvik, Northwest Territories
|Fukushima Soon After 3/11/2011|
|AGAIN!! Fukushima Unit 4 Major Fire May 20, 2014**|
|Fukushima Daiichi - #1
Stratigraphic west to east cross-section, looking to the north
#2 Stratigraphic cross-section, looking from the ocean to the west - More Here (PDF)
"Based on this document, backed by a photo of the site before construction (1966)"
|Notice that the Red Dotted Lines of the Excavation Are Below Sea-level.|
|Fukushima Daiichi Site 1966 Before Construction|
order to build the plant - originally only Unit 1 - the upper
sedimentary layers were excavated. These are Quaternary alluvial
deposits composed of clay and sand which are friable or semi-hard (green
and brown in the cross-section). Thus the plant was built on "mudrock" type
sedimentary rock (yellow in the cross-section), which is a muddy rock
composed of clay and silt (very fine sand). But the term "muddy" does
not mean that the rock is soft. It simply means that it is a rock
whose matrix is clay; it is also called 'argillite'."
|Neil Young - Who's Gonna Stand Up (And Save The Earth)- Here**|
From The Real News Network
>>> Hedges' (8) Video Interviews / Sheldon Wolin #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky: Part I, Part II, Part III
Plus "The Imperative of Revolt" - From Truthdig
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