Saturday, April 29, 2017

Musical Interlude: Runrig, “Running to the Light”

Runrig, “Running to the Light”

"A Look to the Heavens"

“While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, astronomer Charles Messier diligently kept a list of the things he encountered that were definitely not comets. This is number 27 on his now famous not-a-comet list. In fact, 21st century astronomers would identify it as a planetary nebula, but it's not a planet either, even though it may appear round and planet-like in a small telescope. Messier 27 (M27) is an excellent example of a gaseous emission nebula created as a sun-like star runs out of nuclear fuel in its core. The nebula forms as the star's outer layers are expelled into space, with a visible glow generated by atoms excited by the dying star's intense but invisible ultraviolet light. 
Click image for larger size.
Known by the popular name of the Dumbbell Nebula, the beautifully symmetric interstellar gas cloud is over 2.5 light-years across and about 1,200 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula. This impressive color composite highlights details within the well-studied central region and fainter, seldom imaged features in the nebula's outer halo. It incorporates broad and narrowband images recorded using filters sensitive to emission from sulfur, hydrogen and oxygen atoms.”

Chet Raymo, "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam"

"Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam"
by Chet Raymo

“On a Sunday afternoon years ago we tripped over the hill to the annual races on Beal Ban Strand, an afternoon of thundering excitement up and down the tide-washed sand, sleek and powerful horses ridden by young jockeys in gaily-colored silks. A good time was had by all, but I couldn't help but think of the events that occurred on those cliffs you see in the background of the photograph, just above the head of the jockey in white.

In the year 1580, six-hundred Catholics- Spaniards, Italians and Irish, including women and children- were besieged on a fortified promontory called Dun an Oir, the Fort of Gold, by Protestant troops of Queen Elizabeth I, under the command of Lord Grey of Wilton, assisted by Walter Raleigh. Recognizing that they had no chance of escape or relief, the Catholic forces agreed to surrender their arms, with a promise of mercy. They placed their weapons beyond the outer breastworks. Raleigh called the Irish out, and marched them away to where gallows had been erected to hang the lot. Then, he sent his swordsmen onto the crowded promontory. Blades flashed among the defenseless Spaniards and Italians. When it was over, five hundred severed heads were piled high in a field outside the fort, and in the English camp a hundred Irish men and women hung from beams in a long terrible row. These grisly spectacles would be left to rot when Grey and Raleigh departed, as a salutary lesson to the Papist rebels who would challenge the authority of the English Queen.

When word of the massacre at Dun an Oir reached London, Elizabeth wrote to Lord Grey, "I joy that you have been chosen the instrument of His glory."

There was, of course, more going on at Dun an Oir than religious antagonism, but religion was the armature on which hung the various political rivalries and alliances of late-16th-century Europe. Ireland has had a long and bloody history of religious strife. Only now, as an increasingly secular populace realizes that they have more in common to unite them than to divide them, do they turn their competitive instincts to such entertaining amusements as the headlong horse races on Beal Ban Strand.”

"Hopeless..."

"That the situation appears hopeless should 
not prevent us from doing our best."
- Aldo Leopold

The Poet: Linda Pastan, "What We Want"

"What We Want"
 

"What we want
is never simple.
We move among the things
we thought we wanted:
a face, a room, an open book
and these things bear our names-
now they want us.
But what we want appears
in dreams, wearing disguises.
We fall past,
holding out our arms
and in the morning
our arms ache.
We don't remember the dream,
but the dream remembers us.
It is there all day
as an animal is there
under the table,
as the stars are there
even in full sun."

~ Linda Pastan, "Carnival Evening"

"You Are Not Crazy: Taking a Time Out"

"You Are Not Crazy: Taking a Time Out"
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

"Sometimes as adults, we just need a time out to refocus and gather ourselves before starting out again. Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like we’re losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. Losing a significant relationship and moving into a new life situation are other events that can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability. The symptoms of our state of mind can range from having no recollection of putting our car keys where we eventually find them, to wondering if we’re seeing things clearly when everyone around us seems to be in denial of what’s going on right in front of their eyes. For most of us, the key to survival at times like these is to step back, take a deep breath, and regain our composure. Then we can decide what course of action to take.

Sometimes a time-out does the trick. We take a day off from whatever is making us feel crazy and, like magic, we feel in our right mind again. Talking to an objective friend can also help. We begin to see what it is about the situation that destabilizes us, and we can make changes from there. At other times, if the situation is particularly sticky, we may need to seek professional help. Meeting with someone who understands the way the human mind reacts to stress, loss, and difficulty can make us feel less alone and more supported. A therapist or a spiritual counselor can give us techniques that help bring us back to a sane state of mind so that we can affect useful changes. They can also mirror our basic goodness, helping us to see that we are actually okay.

The main purpose of the wake-up call that feeling crazy provides is to let us know that something in our lives is out of balance. Confirm for yourself that you are capable of creating a sane and peaceful reality for yourself. Try to remember that most people have felt, at one time or another, that they are losing it. You deserve a life that helps you thrive. Try and take some steps today to help you achieve more balance and a little less crazy."

The Daily "Near You?"

Valley City, N. Dakota, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

“The Individual vs. The Illusion Of Consensus Reality”

 
“The Individual vs. The Illusion Of Consensus Reality”
by Jon Rappoport

“This is such a supercharged subject, I could start from a dozen places. But let’s begin here: the individual is unique, because he is he. He is unique because he has his own ideas, because he has his own desires, because he has his own power. That power belongs to no one else. In particular, it doesn’t belong to the State. The State will try, will always try to suggest that it is granting power to the individual, but this is a lie. It’s an illusion broadcast with ill-intent. While everyone else is trying to manufacture connections to the group, under the banner of a false sense of community, the individual is going in the opposite direction.

Philip K Dick: “Insanity - to have to construct a picture of one’s life, by making inquiries of others.” Consensus reality is the reality of sacrifice. It is coagulating energy, form, content, substance that takes on amorphous shapes studded with slots into which people can fit themselves.

The independent individual thinks what he wants to think. Over time, he keeps graduating into new, more nearly unique levels of what he wants to think. He rises above the group. He rises to his own thoughts.

There is no subject and no substance which is not infiltrated by consensus reality. Wherever you look, you will encounter it. The group is the basis of consensus reality, and the group pact extends everywhere. The group fears a sector where only individual thought can tread. That would be dangerous to the illusion. “Well, we’ve got things well in hand in most places, but over there and over here we’re not in charge. A different kind of reality pervades.” No, that doesn’t work for the group. The exceptions would blow a hole in the rule.

“Stay away from the corner of Lexington Avenue and 34th Street. Something too weird is going on there. We come in and try to inject consensus on that spot and it doesn’t work. Our “sharing” energy bounces off that corner. We may have to call in the troops to surround the place and cordon it off.” Alert! Alert! Consensus reality is breaking down in Sector 328-A! Locate the problem! This is an emergency! Bring in the news team to shore up the illusion! Turn on the hypnosis machines! Group consensus is fraying and fragmenting in Area 768-B! Call the professors and pundits! Discredit the individual! Call him a monster! Do something fast!

Consensus reality is an illusion in the sense that you can see it and I can see it, but we didn’t sign up for it. That’s the catch. Take any area of life, and I mean any, and that’s the case. Wherever there is tight consensus, perception ensues. That’s the whole point. “We, the group, aren’t fooling around. When we sign a pact among ourselves, we intend everybody to see what we decide is there to see.”

So you, the individual, can opt out. That doesn’t necessarily mean the consensus disappears; you can still see it, but you see it without accepting it. You can see the oasis in the desert, which is a mirage, but because you have your own bottle of water, you don’t have to run toward the mirage and fall down on your knees and try to drink from the pool.

Philip K. Dick: “Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… increasingly, we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated electronic mechanisms… And this is an astounding power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.”

The strong and free individual evolves. He doesn’t stay the same. He doesn’t know everything worth knowing today. He knows enough, but not everything. He continues to emerge with new ideas, new energy, new invention. He becomes larger. He gains more power.

When the illusion of consensus reality attains a level beyond mere slogan, it enters the realm of systems. This is its most convincing format. A system appears to be watertight. Each one of its parts has relations with the whole. This is interesting, because that mirrors what a group is. Each member is a part that connects to the whole. Consensus as a system is like a game of chess that plays the same moves over and over. Game one is the same as game two, three, four… That’s where its illusion of power comes from.

The individual, though, doesn’t proceed according to systems. He isn’t moving from one closed context to another. That’s the group. The individual may retain the same general principles over time, but what he does and thinks strikes out into new territories. Because he creates. There is no individual without creating.

Consensus is the coin of the realm. It is forced from the top, and it is signed up for at the bottom. One hand washes the other. Societies may begin through consensus, but if they have any courage, they shift focus to the job of pulling away coercive restraints on the individual. Regardless, the individual asserts his freedom. It is his to begin with, not the group’s. No one gives it to him.

American society is moving rapidly to an inverse, an upside down structure, in which freedom is looked upon as a privilege grudgingly accorded in the absence of a reason to take it away. The prevalent official attitude is: consensus must be strengthened. It must dominate the landscape.

Through vast experience, the free individual knows that consensus has no theoretical limits. Group-perceptions about the way things are can give birth to the most universally “proven objective truths.” In his explorations, the individual may even find that a demonstrated law of nature is nothing more than a consensus. And, therefore, an illusion.

The group has conception of Normal. Normal is like a message passed around, from hand to hand, and when you look at it closely, for content, it dissolves. There was really nothing there. This is similar to what happens when physicists probe further and further into matter, looking for smaller and smaller particles, and come up with an enormous amount of empty space.

The group consensus is the illusion. Finally, there is mindless hive-action covering a vacuum. This is also what occasionally happens to people who have hidebound political ideologies. The people on the Left move further and further to the Left, and the people on the Right move further and further to the Right. Finally, they are both so distant from government they meet and stare at each other in shock. At that point, they are just individuals.

From my unfinished manuscript, "The Magician Awakes": “You keep saying it doesn’t matter. Sometimes you say it out loud and sometimes it’s just a very strong thought that could cut through a melon. You repeat it over and over - ”it doesn’t matter.” You’re sitting there with the most powerful thing in the universe, your imagination, and yet it doesn’t matter. New worlds are waiting for you. But you don’t pull the trigger.

“You go to meetings. What are these meetings? Who’s there? What do you talk about, the end of the world? Your problems? The conversations seem to be endless…” “But society runs on groups! It must have groups!” And what? The individual must give in and join and belong? That’s the conclusion? I’m afraid not. Consensus reality is a cartoon that is trying to become as real as steel. What deconstructs the steel and exposes the cartoon? There is only one thing that can do that. Nothing and no one else is going to do that. The individual does it."

"Just Look At Us..."

"Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. 
Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, 
universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, 
the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality."
 - Michael Ellner

“Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China?”

 “Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China?”
by Paul Craig Roberts

"Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.

In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion.

It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done.

Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, Deputy Head of Operations of the Russian General Staff has concluded that Washington in pursuit of global hegemony is implementing an anti-ballistic missile system that Washington believes can prevent a Russian nuclear response to a US pre-emptive attack. Careful studies have convinced the Russians that Washington is investing in and arranging components that have no other function than to devastate Russia and cripple the country’s retaliatory capability. In short, Washington is preparing to launch a nuclear war. 

As I explained previously, the theory behind this insane scheme is that after America’s preemptive strike Russia will be so devastated that Russia would not retaliate with any remaining forces out of fear that Washington would launch a second major strike. Washington also plans to use agents in place to assassinate as many members as possible of the Russian government, thus leaving the government in confusion without leadership.

Yes, the insane American/Israeli neoconservatives are this determined to exercise hegemony over the world. Yes, Washington is sufficiently criminally insane to risk the destruction of life on earth based on the supposition that Washington’s offense will work perfectly and Russia and China’s capabilities will be so degraded that no retaliatory response will occur.

One might hope that the American and Western populations would be outraged that Washington is so power-crazed that Washington is subjecting all life to such risks. But there is no sign of an anti-war movement. The Western leftwing has degenerated into Identity Politics in which the only threat comes from white heterosexual males who are portrayed as misogynists, racists, and homophopes. The Western leftwing is no longer war-conscious. Indeed, the leftwing has become diverted into such silly irrelevancies as transgender rights to toilets of their choice. The impotence of the Western left is so overwhelming that the left might as well not exist.

Where then is the hope? Russia and China cannot simply sit there and await America’s preemptive nuclear strike.

Possibly Washington does not intend a preemptive strike, but only to convince Russia and China that Washington’s preparations give Washington so much predominance in a conflict that Russia and China will submit to Washington’s hegemony. But this interpretation of Washington’s intention implies no less risk. Why would Russia and China wait for Washington to complete its preparations for war, preparations that permit Washington to turn Russia and China into puppet states?

The US military/security complex has clearly prevailed over Trump’s intention to normalize relations between the US and Russia, and anti-Russian venom continues to pour out of NATO and Washington’s European vassal states. The majority of the American people seem to have accepted the propaganda that Russia is the number one threat to the United States. With propaganda controlling the explanation, Washington’s aggressive actions are explained as defense against a threat and not as a policy that will end life on earth.

The chances are high that life on earth is approaching its end. The responsibility lies heavily on the American people, whose success, due to the mistakes of others, made Americans think that they are exceptional and privileged. Unaware of the inhumane threat to all life that is embodied in the neoconservative claim that Americans are exceptional and indispensable, the self-satisfied American public is unaware of the consequences of such hubris. Hubris is leading them, and the entire world, to slaughter in thermo-nuclear war.

The neoconservative claim of American exceptionalism is the identical claim made for Germans by Hitler. If Americans are indispensable, everyone else is dispensable and can be “bombed into the stone age” as one US government official put it, or nuked as Washington intends to do to Russia and China. The claim of American exceptionalism is not accepted by Russia and China. Therefore, the insane, crazed monsters who rule over the West in Washington are bringing life on earth to an end.

And there are no protests. The idiot British, the idiot Germans, the idiot French, Italians, Canadians, Australians, Belgians, Greeks, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, rally behind the insanity that is Washington. And so apparently do the American people, a population stupid beyond all belief."

Once, years ago, I'd have said that even they could not be that insane.
 I know better now...

"How It Really Is, You Hypocrites"

Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet: Freedom”

“Freedom”

"And an orator said, “Speak to us of Freedom.”
And he (the prophet) answered:
At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself
and worship your own freedom, Even as slaves humble themselves before 
a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.

Aye, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have 
seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.
And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even 
the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, 
and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment.

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your
nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things 
girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains 
which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour?

In truth that which you call freedom is the strongest of these chains,
though its links glitter in the sun and dazzle your eyes.
And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that
you may become free? If it is an unjust law you would abolish, 
that law was written with your own hand upon your own forehead.

You cannot erase it by burning your law books nor by washing the foreheads of your
judges, though you pour the sea upon them. And if it is a despot you would dethrone,
see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.
For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud,
but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their own pride?

And if it is a care you would cast off,
that care has been chosen by you rather than imposed upon you.
And if it is a fear you would dispel,
the seat of that fear is in your heart and not in the hand of the feared.

Verily all things move within your being in constant half embrace, 
the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant and the cherished,
the pursued and that which you would escape.
These things move within you as lights and shadows in pairs that cling.
And when the shadow fades and is no more,
the light that lingers becomes a shadow to another light.
And thus your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom."

- Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet: Freedom”

Freely download a PDF version of "The Prophet", by Kahlil Gibran, here:
https://www.pdf-archive.com/

"If Death Meant..."

“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and 
come back as a new character... Would you slow down? Or speed up?”
- Chuck Palahniuk

"Fukushima Update, April 29, 2017: 14,337.05 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

Publishing Note: Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such full report will be on May 6, 2017. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific FACT, not sensationalistic nonsense. Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
- Shiva

Updated April 29, 2017: Fukushima Equals 14,337.05 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, totaling over 600 tons, at Fukushima daily release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of April 29, 2017- 2,229 days since the disaster began- this equals the detonation of 14,337.05 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years. There is no technology on this planet to deal with this situation. There are only 336 cities on Earth with more than one million people. That is the equivalent of 42.78 Hiroshima atomic bombs apiece. First thing, grasp the difficult concept that this is an ELE or Extinction Level EventThe deadly meltdown and dispersion of radioactive fuel throughout the world is on-going to this day. There is no escaping our fate, there are no solutions. No one is exempt. The radioactive particles are all over the world now.
For reference, last week's full report:
"Your Radiation This Week, April  22, 2017"
by Bob Nichols

(San Francisco) April 22, 2017 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week” for the past two weeks. For 2017 YRTW will list some of America’s cities Total Gamma Radiation. These are the Recorded Total Gamma Radiation Highs that affected people around the United States. Based on seven years of historical records from EPA, the Rad numbers will continue to increase in the deadly levels. The outlook is not good.

Your Radiation This Week: April 22, 2017
Normal "Background" Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. 50 CPM is an alert level.

Gamma Radiation Report: YRTW 13 and 14- Mapped


Table of Poisoned American Cities – Total Gamma Radiation

COUNT CPM, Amount Times Normal, CITY, STATE Count nSv/Hr
10,933 CPM, ColoradoSprgs CO. -
9,558 CPM, Raleigh, NC. -
9,293 CPM, Spokane, WA. -
8,848 CPM, Portland, ME. -
8,775 CPM, Little Rock, AR. -
8,335 CPM, Navajo Lake, NM. -
8,174 CPM, Denver, CO. -
8,017 CPM, Kearney, NE. 202 nSv/Hr
7,997 CPM, Yuma, AZ. -
7,995 CPM, Riverside, CA.
7,897 CPM, Worcester, MA. 99 nSv/Hr
7,797 CPM, Pierre, SD. -
7,688 CPM, Fresno, CA. -
7,603 CPM, Idaho Falls, ID. -
7,503 CPM, Tucson, AZ. -
7,468 CPM, San Diego, CA. 114 nSv/Hr
7,465 CPM, Bakersfield, CA. -
7,368 CPM, Anaheim, CA. -
7,362 CPM, Casper, WY. -
7,341 CPM, Augusta, GA. -
7,289 CPM, Louisville, KY. -
7,121 CPM, Atlanta, GA. -
7,114 CPM, El Paso, TX. -
6,807 CPM, Pittsburgh, PA. -
6,782 CPM, Los Angeles, CA. 81 nSv/Hr
6,749 CPM, Bismarck, ND. -
6,710 CPM, Grand Junction, CO. -
6,672 CPM, Boston, MA. -
6,669 CPM, Concord, NH. -
6,666 CPM, Harrisonburg, VA
6,663 CPM, Kansas City, KS. -
6,625 CPM, Mason City, IA. -
6,569 CPM, San Bernardino, CA. -
6,530 CPM, Rochester, NY. 76 nSv/Hr
6,458 CPM, Phoenix, AZ. 96 nSv/Hr
6,371 CPM, Cleveland, OH. -
6,352 CPM, Champaign, IL. -
6,189 CPM, Dodge City, KS. -
6,086 CPM, Shawano, WI. -
6,065 CPM, Laredo, TX. -
6,050 CPM, Rapid City, SD. -
5,997 CPM, Tulsa, OK. -
5,953 CPM, Reno, NV. -
5,928 CPM, Hartford, CT. -
5,886 CPM, Wichita, KS. -
5,877 CPM, Billings, MT. -
5,861 CPM, Virgina Beach, VA. -
5,858 CPM, Charleston, WV. -
5,754 CPM, Providence, RI. -
5,751 CPM, Richland, WA. 87 nSv/Hr
5,744 CPM, Corpus Christi, TX. -
5,714 CPM, Boise, ID. -
5,697 CPM, Omaha, NE. 127 nSv/Hr
5,656 CPM, Lincoln, NE. -
5,641 CPM, Detroit, MI. -
5,640 CPM, Oklahoma City, OK. -
5,601 CPM, Shreveport, LA. -
5,499 CPM, Albuquerque, NM. -
5,477 CPM, New York City, NY. 68 nSv/Hr
5,455 CPM, Madison, WI. -
5,441 CPM, Tallahassee, FL. 65 nSv/Hr
5,376 CPM, Des Moines, IA. -
5,331 CPM, Salt Lake City, UT. -
5,203 CPM, Lexington, KY. -
5,020 CPM, Ft Worth, TX.
5,013 CPM, Ft Smith, AR. -
4,896 CPM, Lockport, NY.
4,889 CPM, Memphis, TN. -
4,836 CPM, Duluth, MN. -
4,786 CPM, Richmond, VA. -
4,747 CPM, Amarillo, TX. -
4,625 CPM, Montgomery, AL. 62 nSv/Hr
4,528 CPM, St George, UT. -
4,477 CPM, Dallas, TX. 60 nSv/Hr
4,433 CPM, Birmingham, AL. 53 nSv/Hr
4,423 CPM, Indianopolis, IN. -
4,408 CPM, San Francisco, CA. -
4,388 CPM, Aurora, IL. -
4,340 CPM, Burlington, VT. 63 nSv/Hr
4,320 CPM, Knoxville, TN. -
4,314 CPM, Carlsbad, NM. -
4,311 CPM, Philadelphia, PA. 57 nSv/Hr
4,252 CPM, Chicago, IL. 60 nSv/Hr
4,142 CPM, Paducah, KY. -
4,092 CPM, Houston, TX. 53 nSv/Hr
3,868 CPM, Nashville, TN. -
3,867 CPM, Eureka, CA. -
3,823 CPM, Miami, FL. -
3,691 CPM, San Jose, CA. 51 nSv/Hr
3,509 CPM, Baton Rouge, LA. 45 nSv/Hr
3,491 CPM, St. Louis, MO. 58 nSv/Hr
3,314 CPM, Yaphank, NY. 46 nSv/Hr
3,111 CPM, Anchorage, MIA AK. 55 nSv/Hr
2,928 CPM, Tampa, FL. 37 nSv/Hr
2,867 CPM, San Antonio, TX. 53 nSv/Hr
2,675 CPM, Washington, D.C. 49 nSv/Hr
2,018 CPM, Fairbanks, AK. 42 nSv/Hr
Park, Tokyo, JP 56 nSv/Hr                  
Count: 98 Cities

Changes: RadNet, a Directorate of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) added a radiation measurement capability to the list recently. Twenty-four (24) cities are now reporting radiation levels in Sieverts and CPM. Same Radiation, different measurements. The Sievert is widely used in other countries. Sievert(Sv), unit of radiation absorption in the International System of Units (SI). The sievert takes into account the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of ionizing radiation, since each form of such radiation- e.g., X-rays, gamma rays, neutrons- has a slightly different effect on living tissue. In a short time a dose of 1 Sv causes acute radiation sickness, and a dose of 10 Sv is fatal.” Short and to the point, the Sievert measurement is meant to inform all residents of imminent danger.

YRTW SOL will always report Sieverts when available in the future in the States. In addition, Japan and the European Union report radiation measurements in Sieverts. You are encouraged to compare Sievert measurements with the rest of the world. The United States is a very radioactive country. Rad sources are always nuclear reactors and nuke weapons. The Counts per Minute (CPM) reporting continues. The measurements are made in the widely accepted nanoSieverts per Hour, abbreviated world wide as nSv/Hour, or nSv/Hr. These numbers finally give normal people a way to compare like with like in the ever more dangerously radioactive world. Now you can easily compare New York City and Tokyo.

Eight absorbed Sieverts per hour and you are probably a dead duck. Ten absorbed Sieverts and you are quite dead; you are history, a Goner. Got it? Oh yeah, remember that the Rad you got yesterday, the day before and last year is cumulative. It all counts.

ALERT: The Readings are in CPM, NOT Sieverts They are very different. It’s a matter of maiming, life and death; the usual stuff in the world of Rad; the only question is “What’s the magic cumulative number that kills or disables you.” Listed in Counts-Per-Minute, a count is one radioactive decay registered by the instrument. CPM is also used by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency,) to measure ionizing, deadly radiation. All reporting cities are above normal. The reporting Radioactive Cities are a few of the radioactive cities in the States. For 2017 YRTW SOL will list some America’s cities Total Gamma Radiation. Take all necessary precautions.

Radiation knocks out your immunities: Everywhere we look- worldwide- old and new diseases are on the march. In its most basic kill attribute Ionizing radiation is an all out attack on our immune systems. As the immunities of the whole planet are taken down a notch, new and old diseases come roaring to life. Oddly, it is not that the diseases are anything especially new or unusual. It is the immunities of the human, animal and plant hosts that are destroyed and the diseases rush in to feed on the newly unprotected food sources. The human, plant and animal hosts are altered, degraded by the Rad; not the diseases. Not yet. That means we are already mutated by the Rad; forever changed for the worse. That’s why all the weird old diseases are cropping up again in the world. It is very likely that the new and old or mutated diseases will last much longer that the newly susceptible hosts – including all of us. Here’s the big picture from Eco-Health Alliance on killer viruses.

"Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads,
it’s dangerous out there."
Notes and Sources:
1. The Radiation charts and graphs of the EPA at http://www2.epa.gov/radnet Individual queries can be built at the EPA RadNet Query Builder. Don’t skip the “2” in www2.
2. The EPA based reporting of http://www.NETC.com an LLC.
3. These station’s Radiation equals combined Beta and Gamma Radiation. Note: Not all locations report Beta Radiation. Gamma Radiation Monitors are reporting publicly at all these locations.
4. Reference: Digilert 100 Flyer pdf, “Normal background is 5-20 CPM.”  Copyright @ 2015 Keison International Ltd – All Rights Reserved.-
5. CPM. “Although we can’t see it, taste it, smell it or hear it we can measure radiation and observe its effects. One way to measure radiation which the United States Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] has chosen to use on its radiation websites is in Counts Per Minute. Each Count is One Radioactive Decay.” Quote from the ‘Your Radiation, This Week.’” Apr 3, 2015. 
6. Radiation destruction of chitin, IAEA, by Ershov, B.G.; Sukhov, N.L.; Nud’ga, L.A.; Baklagina, Yu.G.; Kozhevnikova, L.G.; Petropavlovskii, G.A. (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow (Russian Federation) - https://inis.iaea.org/
7. “Plutonium Air” by Dr Paolo Scampa, AIPRI Blog, Aug 19, 2016,
8. “Radioactive Fertilizer,” AIPRI by Dr Paolo Scampa, September 23, 2016, AIPRI: Les engrais radioactifs,
EPA Proposal Allows Radiation Exposure in Drinking Water Equivalent to 250 Chest X-Rays a Year
10. “Forty-five (45) years later, the Nuclear States officially raise the amounts of “permitted radiation levels” by hundreds and sometimes thousands of times to maintain the utter and absolute dominance of the Nuclear State over everything, everywhere, for all time. No tolerance given.” [10] “In the never ending war between the suits (politicians) and the physicists, the suits win yet again; by changing the rules. It takes more than logic to fight these animals and win.”
11. US Gov: Walk Slow  May 24, 2013
12. “Baghdad” by Dr. Paolo Scampa, AIPRI, Saturday 12 November 2016 
13. “News Release, New Aerial Survey Identifies More Than 100 Million Dead Trees in California,” USDA Office of Communications, “This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million,”
14. Caribou herd in Alaska suffering from mysterious decline, November 30, 2016, Noel Kirkpatrick, MNN Mother Nature Network, “The Central Arctic caribou herd in Alaska is experiencing a “steep decline” in its population, and scientists are researching the reasons why.”
15. “Facing a Dying Nation,” a line from the 1979 Tribal Rock Musical HAIR. A scene with “Facing a Dying Nation” starring Treat Williams from the movie is here: The character Pfc. Berger is KIA in Vietnam in 1968.
16. It is Eugen Wigner’s name as a Verb. It’s about all things Wignerized. 
See Notes on Your Radiation This Week No. 69 and 70
17. Right off the bat, the CPM High dropped by 347 Points to 1,610 CPM in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1,957 CPM in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The “Holiday Season” with thousands of schools and businesses closed for the season is typically when high cost electricity sources like nuke reactors take a break, shut down and reload the nuke Beasts.