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Past Applications for the Darwin Awards
« on: October 12, 2011, 11:24:15 PM »
Applications for the Darwin Award

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Occasionally proposals are suggested for ways to safely relieve the buildup of dissolved gas in the Yellowstone magma chamber, usually involving drilling holes or using explosives to release small amounts of pressure in a controlled manner. However, none of these ideas are likely to have a noticeable impact. The magma beneath Yellowstone is not very mobile so release of dissolved gases from any given point is not going to do much to the chamber as a whole, and in any event the scale of the problem is far too large for current engineering capabilities to handle.[/size][/color]

Yellowstone Caldera

So far no serious plan has been considered for this action, and most scientist say it probably wouldn't work anyway...  :o

Champagne anyone?


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Re: Past Applications for the Darwin Awards
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 11:25:07 PM »
More Applications for the Darwin Award

Remember that Superman movie where Lex Luthor nukes the San Andreas Fault? Wasn't very good results right? At least they had Superman to save the day.



Remember that James Bond movie "A View to a Kill" where Max, a mad industrialist who planned to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley with a nuke on the San Andreas fault? Well that would have been a mess. At least they had James Bond to save the day.

Now NO ONE in their right mind would suggest to use a nuke or explosives to ease pressure on that fault, now would they? Surely?

Internet headlines say....

Nuking the San Andreas Fault

Obama Proposes Tactical Nukes on San Andreas Fault line - GLP


Okay so we find those stories in the tabloids and blogs... nothing to worry about

USGS project involves explosives near San Andreas Fault system
March 13, 2011 2:10 pm PT




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The USGS has set monitors and explosives near the San Andreas Fault to study seismic waves from small explosions.

The explosions would simulate 1.5 to 2-magnitude earthquakes. USGS spokeswoman Leslie Gordon tells TheWeatherSpace.com they are "trying to see if they can find hidden faults", recording it on many sensors.

The project was set to go off last week with 120 explosives and 3,000 seismographs in the experiment.

The location is not being disclosed, however it is the southern end of the San Andreas Fault, between Yucca Valley and the Salton Sea, east of Palm Springs.

More information will be gathered on this project in the next couple of days, but USGS did not disclose if the project went off last week as planned.

:o WTF? The USGS? What in the world are they thinking? 120 explosives?

An no I don't need to make this stuff up... :P Don't these bozos watch TV  ??? Are they out of their Fracking mind?

USGS project involves explosives near San Andreas Fault system

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Re: Past Applications for the Darwin Awards
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 11:25:30 PM »
Applications for the Darwin Award
A Previous Winner


Had to add this one, because so few people know about it. The winner in this case is none other than...

Carl Sagan

That's right, Carl Sagan, who back at the start of his career came up with a 'brilliant' idea to search for organic matter on the Moon. He figured that if we sent a Nuke to the Moon, the explosion would throw up debris high enough that spectrometers on Earth telescopes could detect signs of life or organic material.

Well the Air Force thought this was a great idea... but they figured if it was going to be done. lets make it a really BIG one so the Russians could see it from Earth...

I kid you not folks this was a real plan, submitted by Carl himself



The project was officially called Project A119



In fact, the report reveals very little on the A119 project and the main reason of its interest is that it provides an overview of lunar science at the very early days of lunar exploration.

Some parts make for a good reading even today. Chapter IV in particular, details the knowledge to be gained from seismic studies on the surface on the Moon. Chapter VIII, on the possible presence of organic matter on the Moon, betrays the association of a young Carl Sagan with the project.

As a final remark, it is worth noting that the report does not carry any "secret" marking!

Full PDF is still available here at the Wayback Machine. One of the biggest problems with the internet is that old stuff disappears

http://utenti.lycos.it/paoloulivi/tr5939v1.html

Article by Paolo Ulivi archived at Pegasus

Russians had a similar plan. The Soviet project was called E-4

Sagan breached security by revealing
US work on a lunar bomb project


Leonard Reiffel

   1. Exelar Corporation, 602 Deming Place , Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA

In his review of two biographies of Carl Sagan, by William Poundstone and by Keay Davidson (Nature 401, 857 ; 1999), Christopher Chyba deals extensively with "Davidson's accusation that the young Sagan wilfully and illegally revealed classified information..." and further states: "This is a serious and specific legal allegation which Davidson does not substantiate". The classified project involved, Project A119, entitled A Study of Lunar Research Flights (SECRET), was conducted at Armour Research Foundation (ARF) while I was manager of physics research.


Nature 405, 13 (4 May 2000)

Well there ya have it... Carl Sagan looking for organic matter on the Moon with a NUKE  :o

"Hey look Carl, you were RIGHT... There WAS life there.... ermmmmm.... oops sorry about that  :-["

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Re: Past Applications for the Darwin Awards
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 11:26:28 PM »
Modern Scientist - Research by Smashing Things

And have we learned since?

Well according to that austere publication Scientific American. it would seem the answer is NO  :'(

NASA's mission to bomb the Moon


Bombs Away! -

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NASA will tomorrow launch a spectacular mission to bomb the Moon. Their LCROSS mission will blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a missile that will blast a hole in the lunar surface at twice the speed of a bullet. The missile, a Centaur rocket, will be steered by a shepherding spacecraft that will guide it towards its target - a crater close to the Moon's south pole. Scientists expect the blast to be so powerful that a huge plume of debris will be ejected.

NASA's mission to bomb the Moon

Well that mission was a total flop... and we already has Clementine tell us the water was there, and that was released in a Pentagon Press Release in 1996! (Okay so ya have to hand out at .mil sites if you want the real info in a timely fashion :P )

Tuesday, December 3, 1996 - 1:45 p.m.
Subject: Discovery of Ice on the Moon


So lets have a look at some of NASA's other headlines that they call 'Space Exploration'

Nov 30, 2004 – Scientists on Earth said, "the Moon rang like a bell."

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Apollo 13 was headed homeward. Moments later the 15-ton spent third stage of the Saturn V launch vehicle crashed into the Moon, as planned.

It occurred at 8:09 p.m. EST, April 14. The S-IVB struck the Moon with a force equivalent to 11 1/2 tons of TNT. It hit 85 miles west northwest of the site where the Apollo 12 astronauts had set up their seismometer. Scientists on Earth said, "the Moon rang like a bell."

Back in November 1969, the Apollo 12 astronauts had sent their Lunar Module crash- ing into the Moon following their return to the command craft after the lunar landing mission. That Lunar Module struck with a force of one ton of TNT. The shock waves built up to a peak in eight minutes and con- tinued for nearly an hour.

The seismic signals produced by the impact of s-IVB were 20 to 30 times greater and four times longer than those resulting from the LM crash. Peak intensity occurred in 7 minutes.

The information from these two artificial moonquakes led to reconsideration of theories proposed about the lunar interior. Among puzzling features are the rapid build- up to the peak and the prolonged reverbera- tions. Nothing comparable happens when objects strike Earth.

One theory is that the signal is scattered and repropagated in very deep rubble. An- other holds that the velocities of seismic waves from these impacts are comparable to meas- urements of velocities in crystalline rock. So the crystalline material which the astronauts found so abundant on the Moon's surface may extend very deep into the Moon.

Houston reported the lunar impact of the S-IVB to the spacecraft:

CAPCOMN--By the way, Aquarius, we see the results now from 12's seismometer. Looks like your booster just hit the Moon, and it's rocking a little bit.

SC--Well, at least something worked on this flight... I'm sure glad we didn't have an LM impact, too.

Rang like a Bell - NASA

NASA's Flyby Shooting of Venus - with a LASER

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June 5, 2007: Picture this: A spaceship swoops in from the void, plunging toward a cloudy planet about the size of Earth. A laser beam lances out from the ship; it probes the planet's clouds, striving to reach the hidden surface below. Meanwhile, back on the craft's home world, scientists perch on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens.

Sounds like science fiction? This is real, and it's happening today.

The spacecraft is MESSENGER, and the planet is Venus. On June 5, 2007, MESSENGER will fly past Venus just 338 km above the planet's surface--and it will shoot a laser into the clouds.
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NASA Venus Flyby

NASA Probe Strikes Comet Tempel 1 - Deep Impact
Monday, 4 July, 2005


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Excerpts:

US space agency (Nasa) scientists are celebrating after seeing a probe crash into the heart of a comet.

The washing machine-sized "impactor" collided with Comet Tempel 1 at a relative speed of 37,000km/h, throwing up a huge plume of icy debris...

"We hit it just exactly where we wanted to," said an ecstatic Dr Don Yeomans, a Nasa mission scientist...

"The impact was bigger than I expected, and bigger than most of us expected. We've got all the data we could possibly ask for." ...

Agency staff working on the $333 Million mission cheered, clapped and hugged when the first pictures of the impact came through to the control room at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California...

Two stages: Preliminary data indicated two successive flashes.

"What you see is something really surprising. First, there is a small flash, then there's a delay, then there's a big flash and the whole thing breaks loose. We may have been able to detect some structural response to the impact," mission co-investigator Pete Shultz said....

Nasa probe strikes Comet Tempel 1

Okay so... this was NOT supposed to have explosives, just smash a washing machine into a dusty snowball... Well then WTF caused the second explosion bright enough to be seen from Earth?  :o


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Well here are the NASA scientists after that successful smash with the unknown explosion



And here are some more NASA scientists after something went wrong on another project... and ther didn't know what happened



And here is the infamous High Five Fail after the Bomb the Moon Mission was a bust... That guy was so disgusted he took his lap top and wanted outta there

[youtube]voR4xNjbqYw[/youtube]

Couple more, but I have a LONG list of NASA the Cosmic Litterbugs.

Galileo Spacecraft carrying 17.5 lbs of Plutonium crashed into Jupiter, created a black spot that lasted for days

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Galileo plunged into Jupiter's crushing atmosphere on Sept. 21, 2003. The spacecraft was deliberately destroyed to protect one of its own discoveries - a possible ocean beneath the icy crust of the moon Europa. Galileo had two RTG's each carried 7.8 kilograms (17.2 lb) of Plutonium 238

Cassini Spacecraft was planned to be smashed into Saturn's storm at the pole, giving rise to conspiracies that NASA was trying to ignite Jupiter or Saturn like on the movie 2010. This idea was scraped and they extended the life but still don't know what to do with it. Cassini carries 38 lbs of Plutonium

In comparison the bomb dropped on Nagasaki carried 12 lbs of plutonium

The conspiracy was named The Lucifer Project. Lucifer was the name given to the new Sun in the movie 2010

2010 Odyssey - Jupiter Ignition (Final scene)

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Lucifer Project

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Re: Past Applications for the Darwin Awards
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 01:28:00 PM »
The Lucifer Project must be one of the worst ideas of all time.  It is a solar system wide version of the Northwoods Project.

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 02:51:00 AM »
When it comes to Science, I think they should adopt a credo of
"Do no harm" instead of "Lets blow it up and see what happens".

Sorry but personally I think CERN's Super Collider is a dumb idea created by thousands of smart people.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider

Psh, look at FUKUSHIMA, and all the other Nuclear plants all along Fault Lines! It's pretty obvious someone or some group has a plan to kill us all off - because no one could really be that dumb.  :o





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Re: Past Applications for the Darwin Awards
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 10:35:19 AM »
Wow I missed this section  ;D

I've always loved what Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd said in a documentary. 

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We're just a conceited naked ape, but in our minds we're some "divine legend" and we see ourselves as some sort of god, seeing we can decide what will live and what will die, what will be saved and what will be destroyed, but honestly we're just a bunch of primates out of control.

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http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Paul_Watson

As sad as it is on more levels than maybe Paul would even care to entertain.. I do find it funny all the same on a hammer hitting the nail on the head type way  ;D

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All-time Darwin Award: The Nuclear Industry
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 05:58:23 PM »



All-Time Darwin Award:
The Nuclear Industry


18 October 2012

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Gar Smith’s Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth is a 14-point condemnation of President Eisenhower’s “peaceful atom,”

an exposé of official and corporate lies,

and a multi-pronged platform of alternatives.

When Ike okayed nuclear power,

“they screwed the pooch,”


says political cartoonist Mike DiBari. Ike’s military-industrial complex wrote our death sentence when the US authorized the development of nuclear energy: humanity will not survive this technology, nor will most other species.


“In 2000 alone,
civilian reactors produced enough plutonium
to make more than
34,000 nuclear bombs,”

writes Smith. [1]

This is what the nuclear energy industry is about – producing plutonium, tritium and other ingredients for nuclear bombs. [2]


One isotope of plutonium
has a half-life of 24,000 years.


That’s twice as long as the latest interglacial in which Homo sapiens developed agriculture, and thus modern civilization. Another –

P-239 – has a 250,000-year half-life.


That’s longer than Homo sapiens have been around.

But then we have uranium-238 with a 4.5 billion-year half-life, the lifespan of Planet Earth. Tritium has a half life of 12 years; strontium 29 years, cesium – 30 years, and on for the hundreds of hot particles (radioactive isotopes) created by fission.

They can split atoms but can’t put Humpty back together again.


“Low-Level” Radiation Weakens, Sickens and Mutates the Biosphere

Nuke heads would have us believe that low-level radiation is harmless. Smith cites several media headlines and official reports asserting just that, despite thousands of studies refuting it.




And there’s also the threat of catastrophic explosion at a nuclear power plant. Michel Chossudovsky writes, 


“The crisis in Japan
has been described as
‘a nuclear war without a war’


…. Tactical nuclear weapons with an explosive capacity of up to six times a Hiroshima bomb are labelled by the Pentagon as ‘safe for the surrounding civilian population.’” [3]


Gayle Greene, author of Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation, notes:

Nuclear proponents cite background radiation to argue that low-dose radiation is relatively harmless, asserting … that we’re daily exposed to background radiation and survive. But this argument misses the fact that background radiation is from an external source and so is a more finite exposure than radioactive substances ingested or inhaled, which go on irradiating tissues, ‘giving very high doses to small volumes of cells,’ as Helen Caldicott says. [4]




In fact, radiation causes three types of damage.

We all know about the burn from direct, physical impact. In addition to those immediately killed when the Fukushima disaster unfolded, a year later researchers Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman reported excess deaths in the US from the Fukushima fallout as high as 22,000 – most of them children under one year of age. [5]


Apparently, it was all part of an Establishment-inspired conspiracy to hide the truth about the health effects of low-level exposure to radiation.

Fukushima’s hot wind that blew east was found not only in California produce but also in Vermont’s bovine milk. Nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson estimated that for every ten hot particles being inhaled by the average Tokyo resident, six were being inhaled by the average Seattle resident. [6]




But beyond the hot particle burn suffered from direct impact, there are two other types of radiation damage explains teratologist Vladimir Wertelecki: teratogenesis – birth defects to a chromosomally normal fetus; and mutagenesis – recessive mutations to the DNA which may not show up for generations (like propensity for cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, etc.). [7]

“The impact of Chernobyl and Fukushima-Daiichi is ongoing and radiation still in the environment is inhaled or swallowed, leading to accumulation in the body. One mushroom eaten in affected areas may deliver as much radiation as hundreds of chest x-rays,”

he concluded.


Radioactive waste and fallout generated by the creation and use of nuclear energy is killing and altering humans and other life forms, and this radiation will be here long after primates sigh their last breath.


In the Foreword to Nuclear Roulette, Jerry Mander and Ernest Callenbach call the propaganda that nuclear waste can be safely sequestered for 250,000 years

“an assertion
bordering on the insane.”

Nuclear energy’s poison is eternal, and humans have only been around for 150-200,000 years – we’re not likely to be around another 250K to watch over our radioactive waste.

To promote such energy is “madness” – as mad as the government of an island subject to volcanoes and tsunamis deciding to build dozens of nuclear power plants.

Low-level radiation can and does kill us. One study Smith cites uses data from the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control which shows that two-thirds of all breast cancer occurred among those who live within 100 miles of US nuclear plants. [8]

Greene describes a German study which reports that “children who lived less than 5 km from a plant were more than twice as likely to develop leukemia as children who lived more than 5 km away.”

Joseph Mangano showed that the highest cluster of thyroid cancer in the US occurs in a 90-mile radius of 16 nuclear reactors. [9]

In fact, thousands of studies over the past 60 years show harm from radiation. Not only do cancer rates increase, but the entire organism is compromised as seen by the high rates of congenital birth defects, compromised immune systems, rapid aging and organ failure among those populations near nuclear blasts and plants.




Dr. Wertelecki extensively studied the effects of radiation released by the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown, focusing on birth defects instead of cancer. He found increased rates of congenital birth defects like spina bifida (malformed spinal cord), conjoined twins, and microcephaly (reduced head size). [10]

The region where most of these birth defects appear, Polissia in Rivne Province, Ukraine, hosts a unique ethnic group which has continuously occupied the land for thousands of years. They rely completely on wild and locally-produced foods, “all of which are radioactive,” reports Wertelecki.

"Because the soils happen to be humus-poor," he told Dr. Helen Caldicott in a recent interview, “plants absorb about 20 times as much radiation as the same plants growing, let’s say, 50 miles away where the soils are richer in humus and other minerals.” [7]

These Ukrainians have been ingesting radioactive food, air and water for the past 26 years, and their children show it in the marked increase of birth defects and general failure to thrive. Wertelecki showed not only mutagenic effects passed on generationally, but also teratogenic effects even three generations later. In other words, Chernobyl fallout is still causing birth defects in an otherwise normal, healthy fetus.


We can expect the same health consequences in Japan and in the US where most of the Fukushima radiation has settled.




Wertelecki’s findings comport with what Alexey Yablokov, et al. reported in their landmark 2009 book, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment.

Not only did these researchers find that nearly a million people died from that single nuclear reactor explosion (not the mere 4,000 claimed by the World Health Organization), but they also find increased general morbidity, impairment and disability, as well as accelerated aging and nonmalignant diseases among today’s population. [11]

Global Research notes that

“While Chernobyl was an enormous unprecedented disaster, it only occurred at one reactor and rapidly melted down. Once cooled, it was able to be covered with a concrete sarcophagus…”

This is not so with Fukushima where three reactors fully melted down and a fourth was severely damaged. [12]

Chernobyl’s single reactor meltdown 26 years ago continues contaminating the northern hemisphere today with radiation, and the situation continues to worsen.


“Chernobyl radioactive contamination has adversely affected all biological as well as nonliving components of the environment: the atmosphere, surface and ground waters, and soil.”


Yablokov concluded that the public and environmental health consequences from Chernobyl are only increasing, not decreasing in severity. [13]

Dr. Helen Caldicott explains this is due to biomagnification – that process whereby poisons accumulate up the food chain. [14]


Human Insanity:
a Darwinian Failure

I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds. - Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad G?t?, on witnessing the first atomic bomb test, 1945 [15]




Which brings us to the Darwin Awards, where humans applaud those who remove themselves from our gene pool, saving the rest of us from their stupidity.

Only this time, those “brilliant” scientists who split the atom are taking out humanity, and most other life forms on Planet Earth.


The development of nuclear technology
is a true Darwinian failure –
our weakest link,
our suicidally destructive genes.


And they, or their progeny, or that portion of humanity promoting nuclear power, still contribute to our gene pool, to our collective demise, to the planet’s 6th Great Extinction.

What amazes me most about the Manhattan Project is that before that first atomic test, Oppenheimer admits that they did not know if the sky would ignite and destroy the biosphere, but they went ahead and exploded the bomb anyway. [16]

It’s one thing to climb inside a barrel to see if you can survive the drop at Niagara Falls, because you’re only risking your own life and, if you do die, you help humanity by removing your suicide genes from the genome. What Oppenheimer and the US government did was risk not only all of humanity, but the entire planet.

And those sick pups are consciously and deliberately irradiating the Middle East with depleted uranium weaponry. [17]

The moral depravity of such an act is on par with the decision to develop an energy source certain to wipe out the biosphere just from its waste alone. That governments around the world have fostered this suicidal, ecocidal technology exemplifies pathocracy.


We are truly ruled by true psychopathy.


The development and use of nuclear power gets the all-time Darwin Award for Homo sapiens.





Viable Alternatives?
Smith’s section on alternatives is a frightening digression from his prior discussion on governmental lies, cover-ups and captivity by nuclear profits. Here, we find the Smart Grid being promoted, right along with biofuels – both of which have incurred the wrath of privacy advocates and environmentalists.

Though his entire book shows the complete failure of a federally regulated nuclear power program, he suggests that “a nationalized grid that is government-run as a public utility might better serve the country.”

Just as with the nuclear industry, the grid would be contracted out to private corporations with the skills and infrastructure to run it. The US Government would regulate the grid, and all the issues raised in his chapter, The Regulatory-Industrial Complex, would plague a nationalized Smart Grid.


He objects to: “a balkanized grid – bankrolled by private industry and guarded by proprietary smart meters.” But, the grid should be regionalized – and Smith promotes localization and decentralization, except not this time. Among the benefits of energy independence, a regionalized electric grid is far less vulnerable to massive, cascading disruptions than a nationalized one.

Denmark has built small, combined heat and power stations that are thermodynamically more efficient than conventional power plants, which service only cities or localities. They boast 95% efficiency as compared to a typical plant in Britain which may boast 33% efficiency. [19]


Along these lines, Smith reports that in 2006,

“for the first time in history, micropower – which embraces small renewables, cogeneration, and other efficiencies – outperformed nuclear reactors, producing one-sixth of all the world’s electricity…”

Renewable energy can contribute substantially to energy demands, as Germany, Denmark and other nations have shown, but it cannot replace dig-it-up-and-burn-it fuel under current consumption rates in modern industrial society. Instead, and this Smith does promote, we need to power down – use less and use it more efficiently.




We must reject, however, his promotion of biofuels to complement the energy supply, because they are an abomination of nature.

Genetically modified crops are the preferred source for biofuels, with all their attendant toxic chemicals linked to a host of human and environmental health problems, including the global pollinator die-off (which may kill us long before radiation finishes the job), and to mutagenic effects like sterilization, spontaneous abortion and growing links to diabetes, allergies, and other health disorders, as well as unavoidable genetic contamination of natural crops.

Also, they require land that would otherwise be used for food and natural habitat, so it’s a net eco-loss to convert food crops or forests and prairies to GM biofuel plantations. [20] [21] [22]

Smith is absolutely correct to assert that,

“Our long term survival in the twenty-first century depends not on consumption but on social solidarity, cooperation, sharing, resourcefulness, knowledge, and health.”

His message is, let’s try to do what we can right now to become and stay healthy, as a species, as a planet. On that we also agree. [23]




Notes:

[1] Gar Smith, Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth, Chelsea Green: Vermont, 2012. http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/nuclear_roulette:paperback

[2] Helen Caldicott interview of Gordon Edwards, March 2011. http://ifyoulovethisplanet.org/audio/IYLTP – Ep 121.mp3

[3] Michel Chossudovsky, “Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation,” May 28, 2012. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=theme&themeId=40

[4] Gayle Green, “Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima,” 6 Jan. 2012. http://www.globalresearch.ca/science-with-a-skew-the-nuclear-power-industry-after-chernobyl-and-fukushima/

[5] Smith, p. 132, citing Joseph Mangano and Janette D. Sherman, “An Unexpected Mortality Increase in the United States Follows Arrival of the Radioactive Plume from Fukushima: Is There a Correlation?” International Journal of Health Services, v. 42, no. 1, Dec. 2011: 47-64.

[6] Smith, p. 134.

[7] Helen Caldicott interview of Vladimir Wertelecki, Sept. 2012, http://ifyoulovethisplanet.org/?p=6431

[8] Smith, p. 59, citing Jay M. Gould, The Enemy Within: The High Cost of Living Near Nuclear Reactors, New York: Four Walls Press, 1996, p. 187.

[9] Joseph J. Mangano, “Geographic Variation in U.S. Thyroid Cancer Incidence, and a Cluster of Near Nuclear Reactors in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania,” n.d. ca. 2009. http://www.radiation.org/reading/pubs/091116Thyroidcancer.pdf

[10] Wertelecki, W., et al. “Malformations in a Chornobyl Impacted Region,” Pediatrics. 2010;125(4):836-843. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/125/4/e836.full

[11] Alexey V. Yablokov, et al.,Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature, New York Academy of Sciences: 2009. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1573317578.html or see http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov%20Chernobyl%20book.pdf

[12] Nuclear News, “Extremely High Radiation Levels in Japan: University Researchers Challenge Official Data,” 11 April, 2011. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24261

[13] Yablokov, p. 221.

[14] Helen Caldicott, “Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation,” 26 April 2011. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24563

[15] Lucy Walker, Countdown to Zero, Magnolia Pictures: 2010.

[16] Wikipedia, “Manhattan Project.” Accessed 17 Oct. 2012. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project:

“[Edward] Teller also raised the speculative possibility that an atomic bomb might ‘ignite’ the atmosphere because of a hypothetical fusion reaction of nitrogen nuclei.[note 1] Bethe calculated that it could not happen,[26] and a report co-authored by Teller showed that ‘no self-propagating chain of nuclear reactions is likely to be started.’[27] In Serber’s account, Oppenheimer mentioned it to Arthur Compton, who ‘didn’t have enough sense to shut up about it. It somehow got into a document that went to Washington’ and was ‘never laid to rest’.[note 2] ”

Note 2: ·  ^ In Bethe’s account, the possibility of this ultimate catastrophe came up again in 1975 when it appeared in a magazine article by H.C. Dudley, who got the idea from a report by Pearl Buck of an interview she had with Arthur Compton in 1959. The worry was not entirely extinguished in some people’s minds until the Trinity test.[28]

[17] Robert Koehler, “The Moral Equivalent of Nuremberg,” 18 Oct. 2012. http://coto2.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/the-moral-equivalent-of-nuremberg

[18] The US-led empire is now fully captive to corporate profits, to the exclusion of all other values – the very definition of psychopathy as discussed in the breakthrough documentary, The Corporation, and in Andrzej ?obaczewski’s Political Ponerology , which shows how hierarchies like corporations and governments draw psychopaths, so that today they dominate positions of power throughout the world.

[19] Susie Greaves, “The True Costs of French Nuclear Power,” 23 Jan. 2012. http://www.i-sis.org.uk/The_True_Costs_of_French_Nuclear_Power.php

[20] Rady Ananda, “GM Biofuels: Another Planned Disaster,” 3 May 2010.
http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/gm-biofuels-another-planned-disaster/

[21] A single early example: Laura C. Hansen and John J. Obry, “Field deposition of Bt transgenic corn pollen: lethal effects on the monarch butterfly,” Oecologia 29 July 2000. Available at http://www.mindfully.org/GE/Field-Deposition-Bt-Pollen.htm (Accessed June 2011)

[22] For a detailed look at the national GMO battle back in 1999, where most of the same arguments are being repeated today (with a few significant new exceptions now that more independent studies have reached the public), see Andrew Hund, “Monsanto: Visionary or Architect of Bioserfdom? A Global Socio-Economic Examination of Genetically Modified Organisms,” 1999. Available at http://www.purefood.org/Monsanto/bioserf.cfm (Accessed August 2010)

Monsanto and the US Government still enforce, through use of arms and a Monsanto-led judicial system, intellectual property rights for biotech, and still refuse to label GMOs. Nor do either want to be held responsible for genetic contamination of natural crops, with the incumbent economic losses in global trade, nor for any of the increasing links to eco-destruction and animal and human health problems. We the People still insist we have the right to know what’s in our food and drug supply.

This applies not only to the biotech world, but the increasingly linked nanotech world, as well. California’s historic Proposition 37 has the overwhelming support of the citizenry and should finally assert the people’s will, these 16+ years later. That is, unless those easily hacked voting systems serve the corporatocracy.

[23] I’m all for individual survival; don’t make the fatal mistake; all for one and one for all in a small niche or family.

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