Powerful quake hits Japan

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An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan's northeastern coast around 0546 GMT on Friday.
It caused a four-meter tsunami in the port city of Kamishi and its tremors shook buildings in the capital Tokyo, over 300 kilometres away.
Now Taiwan has issued a tsunami warning.

More incredibly dramatic video from the UK Guardian. (It won't let me embed it for some reason.) There is going to be massive loss of life and damage from this quake and tsunami.
"Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami - video
TV pictures show a vast wall of water carrying debris and even fires across a large swathe of coastal farmland near the north-east Japanese city of Sendai, which has a population of 1 million."

Note: This quake comes right on the heels of a powerful X Class Solar Flare released by the Sun March 9 at 2323 UTC.

I left a comment a while back on another thread linking to an article on the possible connection between CME's (Coronal Mass Ejections) and earthquake and volcanoe activity. When I read about this solar flare the other day I wondered if there would be any large earthquakes to follow and now we have Japan. There was also a massive X Category Flare on Feb. 15 and then the Christchurch earthquake which struck seven days later on Feb. 22.

A somewhat related article............................................Mon, 02/07/2011 - 12:22 — McJ

A somewhat related and very interesting article postulating that cyclones, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes etc. are the earth's way of discharging electrical activity that is caused by solar activity such as CMEs (Coronal Mass Ejections) from our Sun.

'Cyclones, Earthquakes, Volcanoes And Other Electrical Phenomena'

Interestingly, the two recent super storms (Vasi and the huge winter storm in North America), a cluster of earthquake activity, the eruption of Mount Kirishima in Japan and an increase in UFO sightings coincided with a massive CME. On Jan 31, 2011 "a massive coronal hole opened up on the sun, hurling another sledgehammer of charged particles in the direction of Earth. This was due to impact us sometime between February 2nd and February 4th".

This event also coincided with a new moon which he explains is significant.

"It gives us tremendous bombardment after that Moon moves out of the way, the first and second day after the New Moon. That's the condition that has been identified as being one of the leading causes of kicking-off major hurricanes and storms. What it does is: The Moon is interacting with the solar electric field. It's that CHANGE which causes the storms, and causes the environment around Earth to change, and thus affects Earth weather."

He also postulates that these electrical discharges cause lots of other phenomena and anomalies. Aurora activity would be the most notable I suppose but there are others including the sometimes reported "earthquakes lights." This proposed powerful electrical activity would also be affecting the living things on earth including human beings causing health affects such as migraines, arthritis flaring up etc. And it is interesting to note that it also coincided with the recent uprising in Egypt suggesting it may influence (ie. heighten) our emotional activity.

"So while we can't make any specific predictions with this knowledge, we can track the general exchange of cosmic electrical energy in our immediate environment. Human civilization is not exempt from this energy as the mass protests sweeping the Middle East can attest. This excess of electricity from the cosmos seems to translate into powerful emotional displays at the human level - both individually and collectively. "

Here is a link to a moon phase calender.


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Good Morning.
In the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, i'll post this here in relation to your point about the moons effect on the earth.
Funny i read this just before the giant quake hit, and by the looks of it, there could be something else going to happen soon. March 19 looks interesting, or a few days afterwards.

From the source :http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/i-see-a-supermoon-rising-but-do-i-see-trouble-on-the-way-20110311-1bqrw.html

"I see a supermoon rising, but do I see trouble on the way?

A "supermoon" is coming and conspiracy theorists believe it will cause a moonageddon.

While astronomers and other scientists suggest everyone just take a chill pill and enjoy the prospect of a larger moon on March 19, US astrologist Richard Nolle believes it heralds disaster.

Supermoons are closer to Earth and occur every 10 to 20 years - the most recent being in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005.

On March 19, the moon will be 356,577 kilometres from Earth, the closest it has been since 1992.

The lunar perigee, or supermoon - a term that Mr Nolle said he coined in 1979 - takes place because the moon does not orbit the Earth in a perfect circle, but in a slightly elliptical manner.

"Supermoons, in fact, have a historical association with strong storms, very high tides, extreme tides and also earthquakes," Mr Nolle told ABC Radio this week.

"Supermoons are like eclipses. We have roughly five to six per year ... and so it can be very close to Earth but we don't have to have one at the maximum close approach to have a notable effect."

Mr Nolle said the most recent supermoon on February 18 had an impact on Earth from February 12 to 21. He drew a link between the lunar phenomenon and the Christchurch earthquake, which hit New Zealand on February 22." end snip

I haven't posted the whole article here, but i'm sure you get my drift.
Cheers A13

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NASA weighs in on the Supermoon

NASA Scientist Explains Science Behind 'Supermoon' Phenomenon

"The tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan Friday (March 11) set the Internet abuzz with the idea that the moon, which will be at its fullest of the year on March 19, played a role in the devastating natural disaster.
The seed for the idea was planted by an astrologer, who contended that this large full moon – a so-called "supermoon"– would touch off natural disasters like the Japan earthquake since the moon would make its closest approach to Earth in 18 years. Scientists, however, dismissed the notion entirely and now a top NASA scientist is weighing in."

I am wondering why a NASA scientist is weighing in on this one.

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Half past Human

Hi Guys,
Do any of you also read Clif High, Half past Human? I occasionally look there but not often, yesterday i had a look and i found this.
He also mentions CME's .
"New cracks in Peru, and now major mudslides in Bolivia, large earthquakes off the coast of Japan....we all need to pay attention;

planetary change is upon us. In the up coming months, the progression of the solar cycle will let us know if and how these new levels of solar radiation will affect human life here on earth.

We can expect that more earthquakes will also be associated with more volcanic activity.

This could be very bad. It may be that we get all kinds of volcanic ash in air affect air travel, plants, and breathing...all vital things.....

but then, guess what, volcanic ash suspended in the air is almost as good as a magnetosphere for shedding radiation. " end snip

I added this snip into my blog post but the whole article is interesing, if you have time to read it. It's quite long.
Cheers A13

Hi A13

Welcome! smiling I have read some of Clif High's writing and have found it much too speculative for me and I run out of patience when reading it. Though others I respect take note of what he writes.

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Hi James, Yes with Clif

Hi James,
Yes with Clif High's writtings, i lose patience as well, they are drawn out and hard to read sometimes, as well as being ambiguous.
But like in this case, there are bits and pieces in there that are interesting, even though, as you say it is speculative.
But none the less, i thought i'd mention it as i only read it yesterday, before that quake struck, so i guess it had an impact on me.
Cheers A13

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Cliff, moons and Comet Elenin

Thanks for the info and links A13 and welcome. smiling

I have read some of Cliff's info in the past but I am not really sure what to make of it. It's an interesting project tho. I have a friend who is really into Half Past Human and Urban Survival so he sends me parts of Cliff's reports from time to time.

I read about the supermoons and it makes sense we would have stronger effects if the moon is closer to the earth.

There is also the relatively close approach of the Comet Elenin which will be in alignment with the earth and the sun on March 15th and could potentially cause problems. This ties in with the Electro magnetic discharge idea, new moons and CME's. There is an article from Laura Knight-Jadczyk at SOTT about it here.
She talks about something called the the plasma comet theory which is proposed in books written by a physicist named James McCanney. You can read his bio here. However, I haven't read any of his books and only know a little about it so I don't vouch for any of this. Just find it interesting.

"His theoretical work additionally stated that comets were not dirty snowballs, but were large electrical “vacuum cleaners” in outer space. The comets were drawing in vast amounts of material by way of powerful electrical forces and there was potential for very large comets capable of disrupting the planetary structure that was already in place. His innovative theories on plasma physics and a new model for fusion in the solar atmosphere provided the basis for the electric fields and plasma discharge phenomena that have become the core elements of his theoretical models of the true nature of the solar system in which we live."

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Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant
"A massive explosion has rocked a Japanese nuclear power plant after Friday's devastating earthquake.
A huge pall of smoke was seen coming from the plant at Fukushima and several workers were injured.
Japanese officials fear a meltdown at one of the plant's reactors but say the container housing it was not damaged."
"Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan declared a state of emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini (also known as Fukushima 1 and 2) power plants as engineers try to confirm whether a reactor at one of the stations has gone into meltdown."
"Japan's nuclear agency said on Saturday that radioactive caesium and iodine had been detected near the number one reactor of the power station.
The agency said this may indicate that containers of uranium fuel inside the reactor may have begun melting."

I would say Cliff High is on to something

Everyone needs to read this one from Cathartes Aura as she indicated 5 days before the 8.9 quake that Uranus would enter Aries with “esoteric” juice. I will say it certainly did. This is a phenomenal projection. Yes Marsha, the planets do effect us. This is what was stated on 3-6-11.

*gah* of course you know I could go on, ha! I’ll spare you (all), and instead say happy new moon in pisces, fasten your seatbelts as the planets impatiently line up for the Aries BANG! to come. . . uranus enters aries (at zero degrees it is also the spring equinox point) on 3.11.11, those numbers have much “esoteric” juice, already I’ve seen things conspiring to happen on that day, revolutions as only uranus can herald – by April, fully 5 planets in Aries, plus the sun(3.20.11) and moon, for a spell. . . it really won’t be the same, soon."


You might want to google 33rd degree parallel, there is too much info there to list here. Interestingly Chile is located on it, giant quake, it also runs through Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, California etc.

melting down

And now one or more Japanese nuclear reactors appear to be melting down.

What a horrible day for Japan, not to mention the rest of us.

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Scary stuff.

Yes it really scary stuff. There is lots of info flying around about what could happen if there is a meltdown. Here is a link to a radiation fallout map. http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/maslow25/Fukushima-Nuclear-Radi...
I have no idea if this is accurate or how concerned one needs to be but living in British Columbia it makes take notice. Now would be a really good time to be able to trust the MSM but who knows what part of what they are telling us is truth.

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Live Stream From Japan

Here is a live stream of a station broadcasting in Japan.

Live Broadcasting by Ustream

Official NHK WORLD TV live on USTREAM. NHK WORLD TV is an English language 24-hour international news and information channel.

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thanks for the video

The magnitude of this is taking some time to sink in - wow.
my heart goes out to all the people suffering in so many ways.

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Japanes Volcano Erupts

Japanese volcano erupts
Mar 13, 2011 3:01 PM | By Sapa-AFP
A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air, a local official says.
"It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked northern areas Friday, unleashing a fierce tsunami and sparking fears that more than 10,000 may have been killed.
The 1,421-metre (4,689-feet) Shinmoedake volcano in the Kirishima range saw its first major eruption for 52 years in January. There had not been any major activity at the site since March 1.
Authorities have maintained a volcano warning at a level of three out of five, restricting access to the entire mountain.
In April last year, the eruption of the Eyjafjoell volcano in Iceland dispersed a vast cloud of ash, triggering a huge shutdown of airspace that affected more than 100,000 flights and eight million passengers."

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Here are links to a couple of

Here are links to a couple of articles from FDL explaining what could be happening at the Japanese nuclear reactors. The comments left are informative as well.

Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident – Some Facts on What a Meltdown Is

Japanese Nuclear Watch Update – One Meltdown, Another Probable, Large Evacuations Ordered

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Japan preparing for a 'worst case scenario' ?

Nuclear expert John Large says Japan is preparing for a 'worst case scenario', as workers there battle with damaged power plants.

Japan on meltdown alert

Japan on Meltdown Alert

Japan has officially asked the UN atomic watchdog to send a team of experts to help stave off a nuclear emergency following Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami.
Two explosions have already rocked the Fukushima plant and now fuel rods at the plant's No. 2 reactor are exposed and at risk of meltdown. . . . .

. . . . . Authorities say the fuel rods in the reactor became fully exposed after the system that pumps cooling water through the reactor failed late last night.
Radiation and pressure levels jumped and engineers are trying to stabilise the situation.

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I left you a long comment on your latest post.

explosion at #4 reactor now

There has been an explosion at #4 reactor now

A hydrogen explosion has now occurred at Fukushima No. 4 reactor, Kyodo reports, following explosions at reactors 1, 2 and 3. Authorities earlier confirmed the No. 4 reactor, which contains spent fuel rods, had caught fire.

Why the fuck is this reactor still operating after explosions at the other three reactors at Fukushima?

Clearly there is a control system failure here.

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It gets worse, much worse

Holy fuck
Nuke engineer: Fuel rod fire at Fukushima reactor “would be like Chernobyl on steroids”

"The Fukushima reactor building that exploded March 12 is one of a series of identical General Electric reactors constructed in Japan and the US. In this reactor design, the used nuclear fuel rods are stored in pools of water at the top of the reactor building. These “spent” rods are still highly radioactive: the radioactivity is so great the rods must be stored in water so they do not combust. The explosion at Fukushima Daiichi reactor unit 1 apparently destroyed at least one wall and the roof of the building: some reports stated the roof had collapsed into the building.
Two days later, the nearby building containing the plutonium-uranium (MOX) fueled Fuksuhima Daichii reactor unit 3 exploded. So why bother about the rubble of reactor No 1? The WaPo quotes a nuclear engineer who knows the answer:
Although Tokyo Electric said it also continued to deal with cooling system failures and high pressures at half a dozen of its 10 reactors in the two Fukushima complexes, fears mounted about the threat posed by the pools of water where years of spent fuel rods are stored.
At the 40-year-old Fukushima Daiichi unit 1, where an explosion Saturday destroyed a building housing the reactor, the spent fuel pool, in accordance with General Electric’s design, is placed above the reactor. Tokyo Electric said it was trying to figure out how to maintain water levels in the pools, indicating that the normal safety systems there had failed, too. Failure to keep adequate water levels in a pool would lead to a catastrophic fire, said nuclear experts, some of whom think that unit 1’s pool may now be outside.
“That would be like Chernobyl on steroids,” said Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer at Fairewinds Associates and a member of the public oversight panel for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, which is identical to the Fukushima Daiichi unit 1.
People familiar with the plant said there are seven spent fuel pools at Fukushima Daiichi, many of them densely packed.
Gundersen said the unit 1 pool could have as much as 20 years of spent fuel rods, which are still radioactive.
We’d be lucky if we only had to worry about the spent fuel rods from a single holding pool. We’re not that lucky. The Fukushima Daiichi plant has seven pools for spent fuel rods. Six of these are (or were) located at the top of six reactor buildings. One “common pool” is at ground level in a separate building. Each “reactor top” pool holds 3450 fuel rod assemblies. The common pool holds 6291 fuel rod assemblies. [The common pool has windows on one wall which were almost certainly destroyed by the tsunami.] Each assembly holds sixty-three fuel rods. This means the Fukushima Daiichi plant may contain over 600,000 spent fuel rods.
The fuel rods must be kept submerged in water. Why? Outside of the water bath, the radioactivity in the used rods can cause them to become so hot they begin to catch fire. These fires can burn so hot the radioactive rod contents are carried into the atmosphere as vaporized material or as very small particles. Reactor no 3 burns MOX fuel that contains a mix of plutonium and uranium. Plutonium generates more heat than uranium, which means these rods have the greatest risk of burning. That’s bad news, because plutonium scattered into the atmosphere is even more dangerous that the combustion products of rods without plutonium.

Chernobyl on steroids. When the nuclear engineer from an identical plant states there’s any possibility of such a catastrophe, Washington, we have a problem. Chernobyl’s contamination settled upon people and nations thousands of miles from that reactor’s location. How far would “Chernobyl on steroids” travel? And where are the up to 20 years of reactor no 1 spent fuel rods that could cause such a problem, and the spent fuel rods held – until the building exploded – in the spent fuel rod pool atop reactor no 3?"

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Is Stricken Fuel-Cooling Pools, a Danger for the Longer Term

Is Stricken Fuel-Cooling Pools, a Danger for the Longer Term

"A 1997 study by the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island described a worst-case disaster from uncovered spent fuel in a reactor cooling pool. It estimated 100 quick deaths would occur within a range of 500 miles and 138,000 eventual deaths.
The study also found that land over 2,170 miles would be contaminated and damages would hit $546 billion.
That section of the Brookhaven study focused on boiling water reactors — the kind at the heart of the Japanese crisis.
The threat is considered so severe that at the start of the crisis Friday, immediately after the shattering earthquake, Fukushima plant officials focused their attention on a damaged storage pool for spent nuclear fuel at the No. 2 reactor at Daiichi, said a nuclear executive who requested anonymity because his company is not involved in the emergency response at the reactors and is wary of antagonizing other companies in the industry.
The damage prompted the plant’s management to divert much of the attention and pumping capacity to that pool, the executive added. The shutdown of the other reactors then proceeded badly, and problems began to cascade. "

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Long Comment

Hi Mc J...Apologies for my delay in seeing your comments, and They are awesome mind you...alot of work there and info to go on, I had an online interuption by anklebiters so i am now finally able to sit and do some research.
Stuxnet is a huge possibility in this case, and it's an obvious if you want to capitalise on the situation in japan, and muck up their industries...ie; remebmber the toyota faulty "electrics" fiasco?? and create general fear and panic..seems familiar now, out of a "play book"..I value those comments and i'm sorry they went into spam and sat there all night..untill i blurry eyed posted them this morning..
Cheers and regards.

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6000 Spent fuel rods and MOX

Holy Hell shit on a stick...
what a way to be greeted in the morning...
Why TF is the friggin media being so coy about all of this..
thanks for this info Mc J...keep it comming.

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Not 6000 - 600,000 spent fuel rods

Not 6000 - 600,000 spent fuel rods

"The Fukushima Daiichi plant has seven pools for spent fuel rods. Six of these are (or were) located at the top of six reactor buildings. One “common pool” is at ground level in a separate building. Each “reactor top” pool holds 3450 fuel rod assemblies. The common pool holds 6291 fuel rod assemblies. [The common pool has windows on one wall which were almost certainly destroyed by the tsunami.] Each assembly holds sixty-three fuel rods. This means the Fukushima Daiichi plant may contain over 600,000 spent fuel rods."

No worries about the comments. They are all there now plus one of them twice. smiling

It's been a long time since I have had ankle biters but the big ones also have there way of taking up your time. Plus I hear they also bring home more ankle biters.

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600,000 Fubars....

Jeebus, i hope we are all downwind of that diabolical fart when or if it goes off..
to be light of the situation.... If one can be.

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"600,000 Fubars...."


"A 1997 study by the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island described a worst-case disaster from uncovered spent fuel in a reactor cooling pool....The threat is considered so severe that at the start of the crisis Friday, immediately after the shattering earthquake, Fukushima plant officials focused their attention on a damaged storage pool for spent nuclear fuel at the No. 2 reactor at Daiichi, said a nuclear executive who requested anonymity because his company is not involved in the emergency response at the reactors and is wary of antagonizing other companies in the industry.

The damage prompted the plant’s management to divert much of the attention and pumping capacity to that pool, the executive added. The shutdown of the other reactors then proceeded badly, and problems began to cascade."

btw - I left you another comment. At least I think I did. sticking out tongue

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Poo Hitting Fan

looks like it's on.....
Hold on to your Hats...
I pray to all the deities that it not.

i got this off BBC newswire,


COMMENTARY: Unprecedented disaster tests resilience of society.

Extremely serious levels of radiation have escaped.
Dangerously high doses of radiation have been detected in or near the compounds of the quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

Japan's worsening nuclear crisis will now be compared to the Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet Union in 1986.

The Fukushima plant has six reactors. Of them, the No. 2 reactor has begun to release radioactive substances as the suppression pool connected to the reactor containment vessel was apparently damaged.

The No. 1 and No. 3 reactors are also in a perilous situation with their nuclear fuel rods exposed out of cooling water.

An apparent hydrogen explosion has rattled the No. 4 reactor, whose operation had been suspended for inspection when the magnitude-9 earthquake struck March 11. Spent nuclear fuel rods kept in a pool with circulating water appear to have produced hydrogen. If they are exposed above water, then the dangers from the extremely strong radiation would hamper work to bring the situation under control.

Now, four nuclear reactors standing in a line are simultaneously spinning out of control.

The immediate challenge is to cut off the sources of radiation leaks. The work is dangerous, but this is a fight against time to keep the contamination of the people and the land to a minimum.

Japan's nuclear energy technology long accumulated through time and money must be fully utilized to support the efforts of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant's operator.

To avoid exposure, action at an early stage is of vital importance.

Radioactive materials are dispersed by the wind in tiny particles, comparable to invisible smoke or dust. People must pay attention to wind directions to avoid being caught in high concentrations of radioactivity.

The priority in evacuation must be put on children. The Chernobyl disaster showed that the risk of young children developing thyroid cancer is more than 100 times greater than that for adults. Society must share the idea that children should be the first ones protected from radioactivity.

Many people must be finding it difficult to believe the news unfolding before their eyes.

The earthquake and tsunami of unprecedented scale in Japan may have caused this situation.

But Japan should have developed nuclear energy not only with pride in its advanced technology, but also with cautiousness as a nation hit by atomic bombs.

This is a consequence of the history of Japan, which has placed nuclear power as a key pillar of its energy policy and enjoyed its benefits in the postwar period. Society as a whole must accept this consequence.

People in areas battered by the killer temblor and tsunami need homes, food and energy. Many people have lost their loved ones. They must be supported by the entire Japanese society.

The resilience of Japanese society is being questioned
end snip.

Bless them all.

THis is truly appalling, A13.

THis is truly appalling, A13.

Here is a link to a document on the Fukushima plant written ten years ago. You will find it interesting I'm sure

It predicts much of this trouble. However, I still think that the Stuxnet worm is a factor in all this given that so many of the reactors have had the same trouble closing down just as the worm was designed to do.

If the stuxnet worm is

If the stuxnet worm is involved, it doesn't necessarily mean that the worm's designers (most probably israel) deliberately sabotaged these reactors because the worm went viral causing problems around the world.

However, the worms designers (looking at you israel) are still responsible for this disaster together with some Japanese officials and corporate heads who need their arses kicked from here to hell and NOT back again.

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a bad Case of worms

Hi James, Yes i have speculated about the stuxnet worm, thanks to you and McJ i got some info together quickly, mind you, and put it up as a post on my blog.
It seems to be a part of the "plan"/Plans.. i can sureley see the connection, as we have had experts here saying that there were/ should be failsafe procedures during quakes etc...

""It strikes me as an unsatisfactory explanation," he said.
"These reactors have so many levels of back-up that the loss of primary power and then the loss of secondary power shouldn't have been enough to compromise the most critical element of a reactor, which is the cooling system." end snip

i need more time to think about all this, but i'm sure the worm scenario is doable..

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Reactor 4 and oxidation

I left this comment on your post . I am leaving it here as well so others can read it.

Thanks for the links. I was going to try and put up a post myself but you've done a great job of laying out the information. Reactors 4, 5 and 6 were shut down when the earthquake hit which presumably was why the German Nuclear experts from either Siemens or Areva were there, to help with the shutdown of those reactors. Reactor 4 was housing the most recent spent fuel rods (therefore the hottest rods) and this is why we are seeing the fires and explosions at that particular reactor. The water has been boiled off there first therefore dropping the water level and exposing the rods to the air. Exposing the rods to air causes the Zirconium tubes that hold the fuel to oxidize. And it is this oxidization which is pulling the oxygen molecules out of the H2O (the water in the pools surrounding the spent fuel rods) and leaving the hydrogen which is exploding. According the to Steve (the engineer I quoted in my comments on your last post), Zirconium is a very good catalyst for this type of reaction and can pull the oxygen off at around 1500 degrees which is about half the temperature it would normally take to split the hydrogen from the oxygen. Reactors 5 and 6 could also be in trouble soon but it will take longer because their spent rods were not as hot. Reactor four appears to be totally compromised as they have moved everyone out because of the extreme radiation levels and are now trying to shoot water into the pool through the holes in containment building that were caused by the explosion. There is also speculation that the pool may be damaged and leaking but they don't know because they can't go in there to check. If that is the case it sounds like a doomsday scenario to me, unless I am reading this wrong.

Rachel Maddow has done some decent reporting on the mechanics of what is happening at the reactors. Here are a couple of clips that I recommend you watch for a better understanding of what is going on.



I am still unclear about why they are unable to keep the water circling in these reactors. Are the power needs so massive for this operation that they just can't supply enough backup power via batteries? Has there been damage to the pumps or have they lost control of the pumps (which could possibly be where a Stuxnet virus might come into play) or were the pumps damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. I haven't heard an explanation of this as yet, although it may be out there.

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Reactor 5

The pressure is rising in reactor 5 now.

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This just popped up on BBC newswire and it sets a preecedent i think..
What are they worried about to DENY rescue opperators and crew access to disaster struck areas??
0811: The second British rescue team (not the government team) - International Rescue Corps - is on its way back from Tokyo after the British Embassy in Tokyo refused to give them a letter of authorisation which would allow them entry into the disaster zones and enable them to get fuel. "There's an emptiness and disbelief," said Willie McMartin, IRC Operations Director. "This was the 32nd world disaster we have been to and we've only had problems twice before with host governments in China and Afghanistan. We have never encountered the position where the British embassy, our own country, came up with a show stopper" end snip..

Are they trying to hide something or contain something???
Where to from here?

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Stress testing

Hi Guys,
Maybe, the stuxnet worm, has infiltrated many reactors around the world and sitting dormant..
speculating now that this is why some countries are shutting down/ stress testing their reactors as they might have a "hidden" threat.
just a thought but plausable, considering the "rush" to test facilities.
Cheers A13

Hi A13, well, if I owned a

Hi A13, well, if I owned a nuclear reactor that is exactly what I'd be doing. I'd be thinking the various govts around teh world are demanding this be done. I just can't believe that nuclear facilities would use controllers that ran with Microsoft software with all its hidden code and backdoors together with MS's well known association with the NSA and the rest of the alphabet community of lunatics.

I remember Winter saying at the time it emerged that this stuxnet worm would create all sorts of problems. Also that it would be relatively easy to replicate and modify now by others. The israelis really opened Pandora's box with that worm.

We've got a post or forum on it somewhere in our archives is you want to do a quick search. smiling

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Previous Stuxnet post

Here is the link to the previous Stuxnet post. http://www.winterpatriot.com/node/481

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One of Canada's nuclear reactors is leaking water

Check this out.

One of Canada's nuclear reactors is leaking water. It was just reported today.

"Ontario Power Generation has notified Canada's federal nuclear regulator about the release of 73,000 litres of demineralized water into Lake Ontario at the Pickering A nuclear generating station.
The leak occurred at 11:30 p.m. ET on Monday at the plant located about 35 kilometres east of Toronto and was caused by a pump seal failure.
“The radiological risk to the environment and people's health is negligible,” the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission said in a statement.
The nuclear regulator and Environment Canada are monitoring the situation, the statement said.
Andrew Nichols of CBC News reported about the leak on Wednesday afternoon and said he spoke to an Ontario Power Generation spokesperson who told him the risk is minimal but that such leaks are not supposed to occur.
Nichols also spoke to Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition of Nuclear Responsibility.
"In his words, 'What the hell is considered negligible?'" Nichols reported. "[Edwards] is concerned that it’s the nuclear industry that is telling you and I and telling the public what is considered to be negligible but he’s concerned that we don’t have a proper sense of what negligible is," reported Nichols.

Nichols also reported that the leak could be a concern because Lake Ontario is the main source of drinking water for millions of people who live along the lake.
The leak comes as the world is watching Japan's unfolding nuclear crisis, as multiple reactors face cooling system failures and possible meltdowns in the wake of Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
Pickering A is the first of four reactors at the nuclear plant just east of Toronto. It went into service in 1971 and continued to operate safely until 1997, when it was placed in voluntary lay-up as part of what was then Ontario Hydro's nuclear improvement program.

These things aren't supposed to happen - What's that mean??

nothing can go wrong . . . go wrong . . . go

These things aren't supposed to happen - What's that mean??

It means 'we' (the experts - who do and say what they're told) accounted for every possibility so we are not to blame.

Oh . . .. that leak . . . . . .
yeah well, . . . . it couldn't be foreseen. . .....
Yeah, I know we said we have taken everything into account . . . . but . . . some things you just can't . . .
I mean . . um. . . yes I know we said nothing could go wrong and that we knew everything . . . but. .

. . but. . . SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GO AWAY . . . FUCK YOU!!

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hail marys

Ya - you got that right.

The Japan situation is totally out of control IMO. They were trying to douse the one reactor with water from helicopters and they are going to start spraying it with a water canon.

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Nutbags and Idiots..

Who was the EFing nutbag that thought up this kind of energy and thought it was a good idea??and who were the dispicable idiodic morons that went along with nulear energy and thought it was safe ...and us in idiot land down under DIG this shit out of the ground and send it everywhere to become potential catastrophes...what a world of dickheads.....I suppose they made a "killing" out of it all $$$$$$.
anyway, enough rant.
it doesn't look good does it?
and In Canada? holy hell, you'd think the shit was more together than that hey.
I'm glad we have no Nuke power here, but we are responsible for mining the crap..so we have our share of the shit then too.
Cheers A13

Bob and the Bomb

When the French were setting off bombs (using Oz uranium) in the Pacific (a looooong way from Paris and conveniently in the other hemisphere) and the radiation was turning up in ozzie milk supplies, our wonderful narcissistic leader at the time, Bob Hawke, said as justification, "Well, if we didn't sell it to them somebody else would".

One wonders how he would respond to someone saying to him, "Listen, mate, if I weren't strangling you with your own guts, someone else would be. Now STFU and say good-bye"

I don't think "WE" are to blame. Most people would knock this nonsense on the head if we had real choice. It is the people who design and maintain a system that disenfranchises us and leaves us no choice except between Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum(b) both of whom dance to the tune of the international bankers.

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Well my spidy antennas went up re: Stuxnet as soon as I heard earlier tonight that the Canadian reactor had a problem with leaking water from one of their pools because all the problems in Japan are stemming from a failure in the cooling system and a loss of water either through steam or from leaking.

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Rhodes scholar and a "mate" of international (W)ankers

Ahh, What can i say about good ol Bob Eh?
We certainly would put a stop to this if we could..
Tweedle dee and tweedle dumber as well.
and yes McJ, I'm thinking Dormant worm, waiting to turn..
Maybe this is part of the Vile Vermins Samson Option..
just a thought.

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faulty seal

Well, they say the leak came from a faulty seal but who can believe anything they say? Considering the leak happened on Monday and they are just reporting it today and with that "Regulators say radiation threat "negligible" comment, it doesn't give me much confidence they are telling the whole story.

And btw Canada is big supplier of Uranium.

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Speaking of international wankers

Speaking of international wankers have you seen this video?

An Irishman abroad tells it like it is !! :Cool

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here comes another one?

Slow moving solar flare erupts from the Sun on Wednesday

(TheWeatherSpace.com) -- A slow moving CME came off the Sun today, one of the slowest in quiet some time.

The satellites measuring the Sun measured a C3-class solar flare. The speed of this flare was unusually slow. The flare had a lot of density to it and likely came from sunspot number 1169 as it rotates near the edge of the solar disk.

It is not known whether it was Earth directed, however this flare had a wide range as it slowly came off the Sun.

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McCanney and solar flares

I put a portion of a long interview with James McCanney in a forum post. You can find it here. I think you will find what he has to say about the electrical nature of the solar system very interesting. Especially with regards to the effect it has on the earth's weather. According to McCanney, the sun's greatest effects on the earth are immediately after a new moon. (March 28 will be a full moon and our next new moon will be on April 3.) Although there are numerous other factors that come into play such as the sun's interaction with passing comets. Comet Elenin was in alignment with the sun and the earth just yesterday and now we have the sun generating a large CME, which makes sense if you read what he says about the comets discharging energy from the sun which is essentially a gigantic capacitor.

"The Solar System is dominated by the Sun. I would estimate the Sun is putting out 100,000 times more electrical energy than it is putting out physical light energy.
We are very much buffered from this energy because we have a huge magnetic field, and there are many other conditions in space which buffer us from this electrical energy which is just pouring by us, continually.
Let’s look at a New Moon. The Moon moves in front of Earth, breaks that electrical flow, and then moves out of the way. It gives us tremendous bombardment after that Moon moves out of the way, the first and second day after the New Moon. That’s the condition that has been identified as being one of the leading causes of kicking-off major hurricanes and storms. What it does is: The Moon is interacting with the solar electric field. It’s that CHANGE which causes the storms, and causes the environment around Earth to change, and thus affects Earth weather."

To me this doesn't make

To me this doesn't make sense, because the moon compared to the earth is very small, how does it block so much electricity?

>>> "The Moon moves in front of Earth, breaks that electrical flow, and then moves out of the way."

wouldn't the electricity flow around it, just like lightning, why would it be linear?

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Not the moon blocking

I don't think it is a matter of the moon blocking the electrical flow. The way I am understanding this is that the moon in this position creates an electrical reaction with the sun (a discharging of the capacitor) The earth is largely shielded from this kind of activity because of it's magnetic sphere. However with the moon in this position it distorts the magnetic field (like air flowing around a ball) and when the moon moves out of the way more of the electrical flow can hit the earth because of the distortion it has caused in the earth's magnetic shield. Same goes for comets that are passing and so would be of concern when they are in alignment with the earth and sun. I think he explains a little more about this somewhere else in the article or perhaps it was in another article I read. I have to go out right now but I will try and get back to this comment later today. smiling

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Re: Moon blocking

I guess it is more accurate to say that even tho the moon is blocking some of the solar winds for the time it is between the sun and the earth, it is the change when the moon moves out of the way which is the big factor.

"The Moon is interacting with the solar electric field. It’s that CHANGE which causes the storms, and causes the environment around Earth to change, and thus affects Earth weather."

"The planets and the comets and the moons of the Solar System all are discharging this battery or capacitor that’s built-up around the Sun. In the process of discharging this capacitor, the electrical energy is blowing through the Solar System all the time and is, basically, the cause of our weather."

"You have to also factor in that there is a New Moon. Now, a few facts about the Moon: The Moon lies outside of our magnetic field for about 2/3 of its orbit, when it’s in the higher, the rear side of Earth, in other words, the far side, away from the Sun. It sits in what is known as the magnetic tail. It’s a long, sweeping tail, that electrically, magnetically, extends out behind Earth. The Moon is actually hidden in that tail when it’s out in that direction.
Now, as it moves around in its orbit and is moved out to the side of Earth, it breaks out of our magnetic field completely. Now, the Moon is out there, solo, so the speak, attached to the solar wind, on its own, and is buffeted by the solar winds. As it moves in front of us—between us and the Sun—it’s blocking the solar winds, and we are relieved for a short period of time from that direct pounding we get from the solar winds.
So, our magnetic field expands, and it balloons out. As the Moon moves out of the way, that solar wind comes pounding in, and what used to be a big balloon magnetic field now comes compressing in all of a sudden. That’s one of the factors that contributes toward major weather systems, when the energy comes just pounding in, the magnetic field compresses, which very much accelerates the jet stream, and that energy flow down to the surface of the Earth, electrically, just continues cascading in toward Earth, and that’s what drives these big weather systems. So, that’s the New Moon factor. "

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Geologist Predicts Major N. America Earthquake Imminent

"Retired USGS geologist Jim Berkland, who is credited with predicting (four days in advance) the 1989 San Francisco Bay area 6.9 magnitude earthquake, has stated that North American looks to be next for a major quake. Berkland says that the months of October March and April are historically the months on which the most powerful earthquakes have struck the San Francisco Bay area. He also links the upcoming 'supermoon' on the 19th and, the next day, the equinoctial tides. A 'top seismic window', according to Berkland, is developing between the 19th and 26th of March. Berkland also implies that massive recent fish kills at Redondo beach and Acapulco are not a result of the Japan quake or its aftermath, but rather signs (changes in magnetic field) of a coming quake on the Western seaboard of North America."

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Damage at Reactors 3 and 4.


A screen clip I took of an NHK broadcast showing this satellite picture of the roofs (where the spent fuel rods are stored) of Reactors 3 and 4.

Happy days

It's all over, mate! And being MOX fuel rods, there's plutonium going up into the atmosphere (and down again). Happy days.

I don't really want to think about the legacy the Japanese people are going to get from this one. It's not like the Japanese can run very far to get away.

What a nightmare. And on top of the destruction from the tsunami.

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Well, look at the screen shot you took Mc J..
What a shocking state that building is in..and thereabouts where those "spent" rods would be lurking..What a horrible situation, maybe the japanese nuclear people and government are trying to save face a s well as to stave panic???? maybe the situation is FAR worse that they are saying.
Cheers A13

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Ya, I can't see that those spent rods would still be in there but then I don't know where exactly they were stored.
I am thinking the Japanese government doesn't know what to do. And then what are they going to do with all the people they need to move out of the way? They already have 1/2 million displaced from the tsunami and the earthquake. They may be thinking the only option to limit the damage is for people to stay inside. It is really hard to know tho because they have not been forthcoming with accurate information. Saving face and staving off panic may very well be their prime motivators at this point.

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Penny's post

Penny from Penny For Your Thoughts has a good post on the situation at the Fukushima reactors.
At the link... http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2011/03/fukushima-ge-design-fl...

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I Quoted some of your comments in my new post.
I hope that is ok with you..they were very appropriate and very well said.
regards A13

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Been busy A13? :)

That's no problem A13. I see that you have been busy.
You may want to check out this link which might tie into part of your post.

Also check out this link - http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/g5d6o/dae_think_that_japans_...
via Aangirfan's post.


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Hi McJ.
Yes, i have smiling as soon i say to my Hubby, No i won't do a post today, i'll just do some browsing, well, I read your comments first thing in the morning, and what do you know, i found another viable scenario which somehow ties together..Thank god , i have a good ankle biter that can play around me while i type. I will certainly check out those links.
Thanks again and cheers Blue Thank You

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You're welcome A13

I don't know about the HAARP scenario as I know little about that and it looks to me from the DAE link above they haven't even considered the Stuxnet virus. The poster is suggesting a planned explosion which seems highly unlikely to me but I guess the idea would tie into HAARP triggering the earthquake and then sabotaging the reactors to compromise them. I think a loss of control due the Stuxtnet virus to be a more plausible explanation. However, it's almost impossible to know because so little information is forthcoming.

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DOUBLE Whammy.

Hi Mc J.
had a thought that the earthquake, amped up by haarp, was the first assault, then, followed up by the release / activation of the stuxnet (or morphed version) virus that tricked the system into NOT being able to react/ or shut down completeley..was the second phase.
Not sure but that does make some sense.
Cheers A13

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My best guess

Well, that would be my thought as well. That is, if you accept the theory that HAARP could and was used to create the earthquake.

My best guess would be it is more likely that the earthquake and tsunami caused the initial disaster and the recovery effort may have been compromised by the triggering of the Stuxtnet virus leaving the operators with false information about their systems. This could have happened regardless of whether their control systems had been infected deliberately or accidentally.

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Put it out

Well, I added it to my post just to put it out there and I'll let the people that read it form the connection if they do think that haarp can/ does do this.
It could be purely cicumstantial after all.
After all, we are all in the dark here and some conjecture is warranted, especially what is unfolding in our world.
Be vigilant , be aware, be sober ...the time is nigh...where have i heard that before?
Cheers A13

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never put anything past them

Well, I have learned over the years to never put anything past the 'evil fuckers'!

A long time ago, in a land far away....(well actually it wasn't in a land far away) I took a couple of university courses in Climatology and Geomorphology. So, I am somewhat familiar with the theories of how the earth's climate is created and what causes earthquakes and volcanoes etc. However, like I said it was a long time ago. What strikes me the most when reading McCanney is that I have never questioned those theories and over the years have found myself explaining to others what causes this or that climate phenomena or geomorphological condition. Just parroting what I learned in Uni. Then I read McCanney's theories (and they sound plausible and interesting) and I think OMG what the fuck haven't they lied to us about?? If you read a little bit about the man you find out that the reason he didn't get his PhD (and he had lots of scholarships and offers) is because he feels that almost all the scientists holding PdD's in the US have been compromised. They work for the government or government related industry and signed onto non disclosure agreements. Which is a scary thought when you are thinking of nuclear 'experts'.

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40ft Section Of California Highway Falls Into Pacific Ocean

40ft Section Of California Highway Falls Into Pacific Ocean!!
A stretch of California's coastal highway is closed to traffic indefinitely after a chunk of the road fell into the Pacific Ocean.
State transportation workers are scrambling to repair Highway 1 in Monterey County near Rocky Creek Bridge.
A 40-foot section of the two-lane highway crumbled just after 5 p.m. Wednesday following several days of rainy weather. All of the southbound lane is gone, and the soil under the northbound lane also is giving way.
The California Highway Patrol says no one was injured in the slide.
It's not immediately clear what caused the slide or how long the highway will be closed.

Video here

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moons and earthquakes on the west coast

Is it possible to predict the next big earthquake on the west coast of America...
David Nabhan

Seismology, therefore, is a very young science, a science too young to have any business using the words “never” and “impossible”. Yet that is just how many seismologists will respond when the unspeakable topic of earthquake prediction is broached.
Seismology will not touch the subject, which makes for a very incongruous situation. It is as if aviation engineers only existed to catalogue the reasons that make flying impossible, or doctors who do nothing more than chronicle the many ways people can die. Indeed, one almost wonders if an amnesia bug has bitten the world’s seismologists.
In truth, there is a long list of scientific abstracts that point to at least one very solid clue to how quakes might be triggered: lunar and solar gravitational tides acting in tandem. Los Angeles at Dawn and Dusk If I were to list the ponderous catalogue of studies that point directly to tidal triggering of earthquakes, starting as far back as the 1840s and continuing unabated in every decade since to the present, I should wind up with a tome that would rival “War and Peace” in length — something the editors of the Naked Scientists have asked me to avoid.
So, having given the reader some historic background as to why every nay-saying syllable uttered by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and others, about earthquake prediction might not be considered as infallible as holy writ, let me put forth a dissenting view. It is a strong case, and one that does not require alacrity in tensor calculus so much as open-minded common sense to understand.
The history of disastrous quakes in Southern California fairly screams an important clue to the “impossible” problem of trying to forecast seismic events on the West Coast. Regarding the good-sized tremors that have rocked Southern California from Long Beach (1933) to Northridge (1994) approximately 16 large (6.0+ on the Richter scale) quakes were evidenced during that 61 year period. Here are some unassailable facts about them: The Sylmar quake hit at 6:00am. The Whittier Narrows and Sierra Madre quakes both struck one minute apart (7:42am and 7:43am) while the Big Bear quake (7:50am) followed them by only a few minutes. The Landers quake, the Gorman quake of ’52, and the Northridge tremor all occurred within a seven minute window (4:57am, 4:51am, and 4:50am respectively), with Gorman and Northridge just a few seconds apart. The pattern of quakes also striking at dusk can be evidenced going back all the way to the disastrous Long Beach shaker of 1933 which struck at 5:54pm. The earthquake that rocked San Bernardino on New Year’s Eve 1948 clocked in at 5:18pm.
Here we have nine of the greatest seismic events to rock Southern California over six decades and every single one occurred at dawn or dusk. And the earthquakes that occur on the fault line north of Los Angeles also echo eerie matches. The two greatest seismic disasters in the history of San Francisco battered that city in 1906 and 1989. Separated by almost a century, those two catastrophes nonetheless occurred almost exactly twelve hours apart: 4:50am and 5:04pm respectively. The earthquake that devastated Coalinga rolled into town in 1983, 120 miles south of the Bay Area, and only seven minutes away from sharing the same moment of doom as old San Francisco had in 1906: 4:43am.
Any cogent observer should count this all as very odd, to say the least. What is so special about dawn and dusk? The most obvious events are that the Sun rises over one horizon and sets behind another. When we talk about dawn and dusk, we are really talking about the Sun. Here, then is the first clue: a regular, solar metronome, beating perfectly timed disasters into the cities of the West Coast.
However, to take this idea out of the realm of coincidence and put it firmly into that of plausible scientific periodicity, eight of these quakes also struck during a new or full Moon phase. New Moon PositionsThe tremendous gravitational strength of the Moon (when new or full), combined with the solar tides exerted on the San Andreas at dawn and dusk, is a force to be reckoned with. With the fault line running almost directly north and south and the tidal pressures pulling laterally, the hypothesis is that the Pacific and North American plates tend to slip more easily past each other. One is hard pressed to imagine any other dynamic for such a stunning scenario as that which the historic record provides. For hard-bitten sceptics, not only did those eight quakes transpire at dawn or at dusk, not only was the Moon either almost perfectly full or new, but moreover, the alignment in each of them was extremely tight insofar as the celestial mechanics is concerned. They were all near-syzygy events; the three bodies (Earth, Moon and Sun) all in a line, a focused vector of forces no more than 2.5 degrees in error (outside of perfect eclipse).

Thanks, McJ

Can't argue with that! smiling

Though predicting which planetary alignment from month to month might be a bit trickier.

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more research

It make sense to me that some serious scientific studies might be helpful. smiling I did a bit of googling on this and it was interesting to note that on the 'serious' sites some of them are careful to note that the sun, the moon, tides or solar alignments do not trigger earthquakes. The science is out on this one I guess. However, they all say science doesn't yet know how to predict earthquakes so I am wondering how they know that earthquakes can't be triggered by solar forces.


It is certainly bizarre how the 'scientists' can claim that the alignments of the moon and the sun with all their gravity cannot affect the earth's tectonic plates which are in motion against each other when common sense (as the author of the article you quote, McJ, makes clear) makes clear that it would. To make that statement, these 'scientists' would need to demonstrate how this was not possible.

One wonders at the motivation.

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good point

"One wonders at the motivation."

Good point. Is it that they are so indoctrinated by the system that they simply can't see past it or is there something else and has it to do with the evil ones? Why would they want to control science advancing in it's ability to predict earthquakes?

Nonsense and public safety

Well, there would have to be political influence behind it because it is so easily shown to be nonsense. So tenure of academics promoting this stuff must rely on them putting forward this idea rather than the default which would say their tenure would be at risk for spouting this nonsense.

And, indeed, the author you quote, David Nahban, says pretty much exactly that.

Which still leaves us with why the 'political influences' would wish there to be no knowledge of advance warnings for the public? Aside from their predilection for death and mayhem, perhaps it is to do with Haarp, that being the first thought to mind.

I am the author you quoted...and...

Just wanted to say "thank you" for your interest! It's nice to see a number of people giving this issue a fair-minded reading. It is much appreciated.

Thank you David

Our thanks are to you, David, for writing and publishing your article. It is refreshing to read someone who understands his field (and it's political environment) so well that he can enlighten and give understanding to a non technical audience.

I have found it a rare gift amongst writers to be able to give an audience those "aha" moments.

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My thanks as well David

I echo James' sentiments David. Your article certainly helped me understand the forces at play, both solar and political. smiling We are more than pleased to help spread your understandings and research in the field of earthquake predictions.

Note for our readers:
David's book 'Forecasting the Catastrophe: An Analysis of When and Where the Next Great Earthquake on the West Coast Will Strike [Paperback]' can be purchased here.

"David Nabhan is an advocate who has been calling for the creation of an earthquake warning system for the US West Coast for the last two decades. He proposes an informal scheme whereby newspapers might publish higher probability advisories for elevated risks—and has taken that controversial debate public in many media forums with the USGS, Cal Tech, and Southern California Earthquake Center. Nabhan is a recently retired public school teacher (South Central Los Angeles) and the former LAUSD Earthquake Preparedness Coordinator for his school site. He is the author of Predicting the Next Great Quake (1996) and Forecasting the Catastrophe (2010)."

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Japanese finally admit extent of radiation

Japanese finally admit that radiation leak is serious enough to kill people
Lots of pictures as well at the link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1367684/Nuclear-plant-chief-weep...

"Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency admitted that the disaster was a level 5, which is classified as a crisis causing 'several radiation deaths' by the UN International Atomic Energy.
Officials said the rating was raised after they realised the full extent of the radiation leaking from the plant. They also said that 3 per cent of the fuel in three of the reactors at the Fukushima plant had been severely damaged, suggesting those reactor cores have partially melted down."

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Involvement BY a Certian TRIBE!!

well, i ain't conjecturin anymore now guys......

read it and weep...


please see it for yourselves.
Not good for breakfast though..i feel a bit sick now.
Cheers A13

Hi A13, the article is about

Hi A13, the article is about a security system rather than a control system such as the Seimens S7 system that has been targeted by the Stuxnet worm (courtesy of israel). But who knows what the israelis might have been up to on-site.

It is beyond my comprehension how anyone, particularly those in control (haha, sorry) of a nuclear plant, could ever consider an israeli company to design and/or run their security systems after israel's long and known history of sabotage and terrorism.

There's this curious comment at your Haaretz link -

Not Murder

* Hymie Goldberg
* 18.03.11
* 07:09

Killing Gentiles indirectly is a sin, according to the Talmud, but not murder. Killing Gentiles by causing a nuclear meltdown is not murder, but it is still a sin.

So it is in the mind of at least this israeli.

Ironies of nuclear power

Did anyone else find it ironic that the reason the power plant overheated was that they didn't have enough power? Too bad they couldn't hook the reactors to power their own pumps to keep the reactors from blowing high sky...

I also wonder why they didn't float in some massive generators on ships and just run long extensions to run the pumps for a week?

But here's the real sick thing about nuclear power; those spent fuel rods have a half life something like 24,000 years (or maybe 10X that for MOX), well how many generations of humans are going to have to babysit or avoid those suckers (or get sick and die horrible deaths, perhaps completely mysteriously if they lose some knowledge over those hundreds of lifetimes...), just so one generation could enjoy relatively cheap electricity?

I mean if these companies can't put forth a practical real-world plan for dealing with this LOOOONG term mess, they really ought to just bring the plants offline for good RIGHT NOW.

thanks for listening.

Half lifes

Perhaps the title would have read better as "half-wits"

Hi Anonymous, very good points, indeed. Like you I have thought about the legacy these profiteers leave for future generations to deal with. If the long term costs of storing this nuclear waste were factoring in, nuclear power would be very very expensive. It is only 'cheap' because of this expense transfer onto future generations.

I used to think years ago why don't the anti-nuclear protesters focus on this fact and say to the nuclear power industry, "When you have successfully treated nuclear spent fuel rods, we'll talk about it"

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Hi Guys, thanks for all the informative comments on my blog.
just wanted to drop in and say thanks again, it's a wealth of knowledge and alot of research there.
Blue Thank You

Cheers and regards A13

re thanks

speaking for myself, A13, you are very welcome smiling . And thanks for the thanks. You've done some great work.

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You are welcome A13. Glad to

You are welcome A13. Glad to be of help. FYI the quote you attributed to me on your latest post is actually from James. smiling

Quote? What quote?

What? . . . . . Where? . . . . Really? . . Someone has quoted me? I'd better start watching what I say from now on smiling

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Woops, not actually a quote :)

Oh well, it wasn't really a quote. It was this part.

"THIS comment from MCJ
"There's this curious comment at your Haaretz link -
Not Murder
* Hymie Goldberg
* 18.03.11
* 07:09"

But you are very quotable along with being a great ppp! smiling

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Hi, i changed the comment on my post to clear up all confusion.
What's a PPP?
Cheers A13

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Practically Perfect??

Practically Perfect Person ???
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing

See the link for PPP - http://www.winterpatriot.com/node/557#comment-15410

umm. . . . .

haha, I wish laughing out loud

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Magna has remote access

Israeli firm’s cameras recording Japanese nuclear core
03/15/2011 01:43

Security cameras installed by Israeli defense company at Fukushima plant have ability to detect presence of radioactive clouds in air.
As the world continues to gaze with concern at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, hi-tech security cameras installed by an Israeli defense firm are recording events at the troubled core from an insider’s vantage point.
The Arava-based Magna BSP company, which specializes in producing and installing stereoscopic sensory and thermal imaging cameras, had been contracted to place cameras around one of the plant’s six cores – the core that has been experiencing explosions and overheating.
Speaking to The Jerusalem Post on Monday, Magna’s head, Haim Siboni, said the thermal cameras also had the ability to detect the presence of radioactive clouds in the air, but added that Magna had not been able to gain access to the images recorded by the cameras at this time.
“Because we are using these special cameras, we can also identify radioactive clouds, due to the spectrum that our cameras can sense,” Siboni said.
Although Magna is able to gain remote access to its computer system, which receives the cameras’ images, Siboni said his company had not yet been authorized to do so.
“We have not been allowed to take control remotely yet,” Siboni said.

Magna has been asked to secure a second core at the Fukushima plant in the near future.

The keys

It's like giving a drunk the keys to the liquor cabinet. Since when has an israeli security company waited for authorisation?!!
It's all too stupid looking back.

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Security keys

I was thinking the same thing. smiling It doesn't necessarily mean they had access to the reactor controllers. However, if those security computers are connected via network to the computers running the controllers, and they are lying about not having remote access to the security computers, it is conceivable that they could have loaded a virus such as Stuxtnet at any point in time.

Why the fuck would the Japanese government allow an Israeli company to install, operate or even have access to the security at their nuclear plants. Especially considering that the Japanese are one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world?? We are not talking about some third world country here without the capability to provide their own advanced technology and security.


It's the same all over the world. Some arm twisting must be going on. Trojan horses, again
(gotta go smiling )

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US $'s

Would it have anything to do with all the $$'s the US owes to Japan?

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Global EARTHQUAKE update - March 18, 2011

Massive #'s of earthquakes all along the ring of fire - HAARP signature @ the recent Quebec earthquake, Pacific West Coast experiencing huge # of quakes, unbelievable #'s still happening near Japan and he speculates that a section of the shallow volcanic plate off Japan's Pacific coast is cracking and may be about to slip off. Lots of volcanic activity as well. Really worth the watch IMHO.

Breaking up

That's scary about the shelf that Japan is sitting on top of breaking up. More tsunamis on the way? It just keeps getting worse. What must people be thinking in Japan?

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Underwater volcanoe?

I am wondering if the massive cluster of quakes in Japan is indicating underwater volcanoes starting to become active. Along with all the earthquake activity world wide, there has also been a huge increase in volcanic activity as well as the incidents of out gassing and sink holes etc. Combined with all the reports of dead birds falling out of the sky, huge fish kills and sea mammals beaching themselves, this seems to be pointing to some serious geological activity going on on the old blue marble.

Those ten Germans

Here's your link, McJ, (unearthed from the chat room) on the ten German technicians who left the fukushima plant as soon as the earthquake hit.
some interesting comments on that article too. Someone claims to know who 5 of the ten were but not the other 5

The ten were flown out of Japan as 38 other technicians were flown in. They worked for Areva, the state owned French Nuclear company.
However, Areva has a subsidiary Areva NP that is their reactor company and Siemens (the company whose controllers were hacked by the Stuxnet worm) is a part owner of it with Areva (as of 18mths ago anyway).


Siemens still owns the Areva NP shares (34%). It has been claimed that the designers of the Stuxnet worm must have had access to Siemens documents together with an intimate knowledge of the design of the S7 controllers. This alludes to insider co-operation in the making of Stuxnet.

So we have a chain of connections.

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Chain of connections

I am pretty sure I left the link on the ten Germans and the Areva info in your comment section. Anyways, nice AFP link you uncovered which brings in Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Areva's Japanese partner which it says, at that time (June 2009), was set to take a stake in Areva. There is/was some kind of fight going on between Siemens and Areva and I believe Siemens wants out of whatever deal they have going on. I believe I read where they had taken it to the European Council but I don't have a link for that. There were lots of links on it that came up when I was searching this.

For information on the Siemens connection to the Stuxnet worm read the post that I did on this. http://www.winterpatriot.com/node/481 . Siemens has a history and you know the old saying about tigers not changing their stripes. smiling I did a bunch of research at that time but all the stuff I saved is on my old computer. Siemens is heavily connected to the German BND and I think I remember on their board of directors there were a lot of connections to German banks but I would need to go searching for that info. smiling

We now know that the Stuxnet virus was created by a clandestine collaboration between the US and Israel and there is no doubt in my mind that the German giant Siemens was, at the very least, providing inside information about their controllers. Can we now add France to that list via the Areva/Siemens connection?

Via poorrichard's Blog - New Cyber Virus found in Japan. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T101004003493.htm

There is also lots of information flying around the net about the makers of these reactors, General Electric, being owned by the Rothschilds via JP Morgan and that the Rothschilds own BP. This connects them to the Gulf Oil spill which is kind of interesting when you consider that they may have cracked the floor of the Gulf of Mexico with their drilling. I just haven't been able to get to any of that yet. So little time, so much to do...

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The Siemens Chief Executive

The Siemens Chief Executive Officer Peter Löscher is a former top executive at General Electric (GE) and Merck. He was brought in sometime in 2008 to to clean house after a global bribery scandal almost toppled the company.
"five years ago [Siemens] became enmeshed in Germany’s biggest corruption scandal since World War II. Securities regulators found that Siemens for years had paid bribes to win government infrastructure contracts in countries including Iraq and Russia. Although it has settled with U.S. regulators, the flap continues to dog the company: Greek Prime Minister George A. Papandreou on Jan. 25 said his country wants to seek damages from Siemens over past bribes to officials in Greece."

"Even worse than the $2.5 billion in fines and fees slapped on Siemens so far, management feared that a weak response could result in governments barring it from receiving future contracts. So Siemens Chairman Gerhard Cromme was emboldened to cross the Atlantic to tap the first outsider to lead Siemens in its history. Löscher, an Austrian, was little known in Corporate Germany, he had considerable experience as a senior manager at GE, a big engineering-based organization similar to Siemens.
The choice of a former GE executive held particular significance for Siemens employees because of the historical connection between the two companies. Thomas Edison traveled to Berlin in the late 19th century to see if Werner von Siemens would invest in his company, which later became known as General Electric. Siemens accepted and in part was responsible for getting GE off the ground.

Nuclear stupidities; count them

From Keith Harmon Snow-

Nuclear stupidity No. 1: the Fukushima reactor buildings are square (not circular) and had to absorb the force of the tsunami wave straight on. Stupidity No. 2: six reactors clustered too close together. Stupidity No. 3: no shoreline protection against a tsunami. Stupidity No. 4: reactors sited on earthquake faults. Stupidity No. 5: assumptions and calculations proving that the reactor, prior to its construction, could withstand anything that nature threw at it. Stupidity No. 6: it didn't begin in Japan: the industry, with all its corruptions, false assumptions and technological hubris, was born in secrecy in the United States of America.

Stupidity No. 125: spent fuel pools are packed too tightly, as is well-established by industry documents, for economic reasons, discarding safety concerns. Stupidity No. 458: the Spent Fuel Pools at Fukushima are suspended up high inside the reactor buildings secondary containment -- the same buildings whose roofs are blowing off! Are we to believe that the massive explosions that were captured on film, and others that were not, did not damage these elevated time bombs?

How much disaster are we talking about? The atomic bomb that exploded at Hiroshima created about 2000 curies of radioactivity. The spent fuel pools at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant (U.S.) are said to hold about 75 million curies. There are six spent fuel pools at Fukushima, but the numbers of tons of fuel rods in each have not been made public.

The Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) did the math: If Fukushima's Reactor No. 4 operated for 35 years and produced 30 tons of irradiated fuel per year and each ton is equivalent to 24 times the amount of cesium-137 produced by the Hiroshima bomb, then each fuel pool could contain on the order of 24,000 times the amount of cesium-137 produced by the Hiroshima bomb, if all the produced irradiated fuel remains in the fuel pool.

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Nuclear IS a stupidity

Nice catch James. Nuclear IS a stupidity!! One of my Canadian FB buddies is collecting a lot of info on her wall about detoxing in the event of contamination. I have been adding what I come across for her. Despite all the public assurances that it will never affect the rest of us, who knows what we can fucking believe so we may be needing that info.

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Putin, Jonathon Azaziah, Stuxtnet and Japan Nuclear crisis

The March 15, 2011 podcast from The Ugly Truth is an interesting and informative interview with Keith Johnson of Revolt of the Plebs and Jonathon Azaziah of Mask of Zion talking about the possibility (likelihood) of Israel's Stuxnet virus being used in bringing about the meltdown of the reactors in Japan, as well as the recent murders in the West Bank as a pretext for even more war against the Palestinians.

Apparently, Vladimir Putin in an official statement alluded to the use of Stuxnet in Japan however I haven't been able to find the source of that information. Jonathon Azaziah makes a case for the use of HAARP in triggering the recent earthquake in Japan. They talk about the Israeli security company guarding industrial plants all over the world including at the Japanese reactors. What the motives may be for industrial sabotage, the situation in Libya and more.The interview is about an hour long but well worth the listen IMO.

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This is an interesting tidbit of news I found but I haven't been able to track down the source.
Vladimir Putin offers to relocate 100 Million Japanese

Vladimir Putin has offered up a plan to relocate 100 Million Japanese to Russia’s far east in advent of a worst case nuclear scenario.
In the advent that central Japan would become a uninhabitable because of nuclear contamination, Russia is offering a long term lease of Russia’s far east including Kamchatka and Sakhalin Island. Certainly there would be an astronomical dollar value attached to the deal but Japan may need a homeland and Russia can use an extra Trillion dollars per year. China has been pushing hard on Russia’s southern border and the great untapped resources of the region represent the greatest undeveloped area on the earth.

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partial transcription of Azaziah's comments

While doing a little research today I came across this comment left on a David Icke Forum.
I have added it here because it contains a transcription of part of Jonathan Azaziah's comments on the podcast and because there are a number of interesting looking links. I haven't had time to check them out yet.

china + russia didnt veto. Why? They were threathened that
something similar like just happened to Japan could hit
China and Russia ?

Why would the tragedy in Japan have been a carefully planned attack,
with the aid of a thing like H.A.A.R.P., by whom and foremost why?

[ "Well the most interesting question is of course alway the HOW,
how did they do it?" - Kevin Mitnick ]

Jonathan Azaziah from
http://www.maskofzion.com/ had the following to comment.
listen from 21:58 mins to 28:00 mins into the audio [1]:

"Haiti was hit by a god-awful earthquake. And then what happened
subsequently was a little US/Israeli military occupation of this
country to hijack the Haitian peoples oil. The very first that
happened in Haiti was that the Zionist entity established a hospital
there. And as soon as this Zionist entity established this hospital
inside Haiti, reports started coming out from everywhere, not just from
independent outlets like Press-TV or Russia Today, or even to a lesser
extent Al-Jazeera, but from Haitian media and even from alternative
websites, we usually cannot trust, because they protect Israel,
that organ trafficking was happening out of this hospital in Haiti.
And even if you track down when this earth quake was happening
in Haiti, it happened immediately after the One Year Anniversary of
OPERATION CAST LEAD. So instead of having the World paying attention
to the genocide in Gaza, the worlds attention was redirected to
Haiti. And obviously for all the wrong reasons.

So now we look at Japan. What is taking place in the world at the
moment? We are witnessing a deconstruction and a dismemberment of
Libyan society at the hand of the CIA and the Zionist entity who
have had a vendetta against Muammar Gaddafi for over 35 to 40 years
now. And it seems the worlds attention has now shifted from the
imminent invasion, it look like it is going to take place there,
and is now focusing at this horrific tragedy in Japan. Now I saw a
report on the Pak Alert Press [2], three days ago, regarding HAARP
activity directly after the earthquake, directly before the
earthquake and on the day of the earth quake, and it was
staggering. There was no HAARP activity in the area before about a
week prior to the earth quake. And two days before, two days after,
and on the direct day of the earth quake, HAARP was everywhere [2].
Anyone who doesn't know what HAARP is, it stands for High Frequency
Auroral Activity Research Program. It was established under one of
America's greatest traitors Lyndon Johnson. For the Zionist puppet
on day one had a major hand in the assassination of President John
F. Kennedy, and he was also the chief traitor in covering up
Israel's massacre on the USS Liberty. H.A.A.R.P. is essentially
weather warfare. The H.A.A.R.P. program shoots over a billion Watts
into the earths ionosphere and through control of the energy can
than manipulate the ionosphere, heating it up and cooling it down,
to create storms. I thus found it absolutely implausible that a 8.9
earthquake rocked Japan, nobody knew it was coming, a tsunami
followed and soon after 3 or 4 more earth quakes followed, it just
doesn't make any sense.

So with that said, the question is why. Why would Japan, who has
been a United States Allie for so many years, be attacked? Two
reasons, well naturally there's three reasons.

First, there was a report, and it came out of Russian media and out
of Chinese media, obviously not reported here, that the day of the
earth quake, gratituli's earth quake, the Japanese government
issued its condemnation of Israels new settlement projects. They
were also thinking of recognizing the Palestinian State, which is a
other issue entirely, but is nonetheless that they would do it.

Second of all, there has been a growing movement within Japan, over
the last two and half years, to remove the United States Military
bases in Okinawa, which have occupied this country for decades. And
when i talked about civilians, we talking about local politicians,
we are talking about bankers, we are talking business men and
police men, who want these bases out. The bases in Okinawa
effectively serve as the Rothschild's Empire into the ground within

And third of all. And you always look for the money. Anytime a
major disaster happens, you always look at the globalist
corporations owned by sympathizers to the Zionist entity and its
cause and what they are looking to profit of this time. Dominique
Strauss Kahn, the Jewish head of the I.M.F., and the founder of the
organization Socialism and Judaism, which spent millions of dollars
every single year, on the principle of ethnically cleansing
Jerusalem from Arab Muslim and Christian influence, was supposed to
be in Japan, on March 11, 2011, the day of the earth quake. Well
guess what. Dominique Strauss Kahn didn't show up. This was a high
profile meeting between Prime Minister Kan and Dominique Strauss
Kahn, and he didn't show. And the Reports that I have been reading
out of Russia, is that Dominique Strauss Kahn had been traveling to
Japan, to restructure Japan's debt, and take a loan from the I.M.F.
and Prime Minister Kan had no interest in doing so. So now with
hundreds of billions of dollars damage, more than likely after this
earth quake, the tsunami and now the nuclear meltdown, who do you
think is going to come in and offer reconstruction loans, and
development loans, to the Japanese people? The IMF run by Dominique
Strauss Kahn, the World bank run by PNAC member, Robert Zulik, and
probably the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development which
is run by a consortium of Zionist bankers and CFR agents."

Jonathan Azaziah recommends the following on H.A.A.R.P. : "Holes in
Heaven" [3], "Weather Warfare" by Jerry E. Smith [4], "Angels don't
play this Haarp" [5].

The radio show then delves into how a stuxnet alike virus could have
caused the meltdown of the Fukushima I nuclear power plant which is a
BWR Mark I design by General Electric (G.E.). So we are looking for a
stuxnet virus, tested with a BWR Mark I type nuclear reactor. According
the following articles by JOHN MARKOFF, from the NY Times (who also
ran a couple of stories on America's Hacker number one at the time
Kevin Mitnick [6]) [7],[8] :

"Computers known as controllers run all kinds of industrial
machinery. By early 2008, the Department of Homeland Security
had teamed up with the Idaho National Laboratory to study a
widely used Siemens controller known as P.C.S.-7, for Process
Control System 7. Its complex software, called Step 7, can run
whole symphonies of industrial instruments, sensors and machines."

The BWR Mark I is a General Electric design. I wonder if Siemens
controllers are also a part of that. An interesting pdf about these
BWR Mark type nuclear power plant designs by General Electric, focusing
on various types of safety designs and procedures was published
on July 2006 [9]. The stuxnet virus was however designed and tested
for the Iranian nuclear reactors, which are a Russian design ....

Best Regards,

[1] The Ugly Truth podcast, Mar 15,2011
"We are joined by Keith Johnson of www.revoltoftheplebs.com and
and Jonathon Azaziah of www.maskofzion.com to talk about the
possibility (likelihood) of Israel's Stuxnet virus being used in
bringing about the meltdown of the reactors in Japan, as well as
the recent murders in the West Bank as a pretext for even more
war against the Palestinians."

[2] Videos: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Caused by HAARP? Evidence!
Posted on Pakalert on March 11, 2011 // 10 Comments
by Eric Dubay
[3] "Holes in Heaven: H.A.A.R.P. and Advances in Tesla Technology"
(needs a extra validation as you need to be over 18 years old to watch)
Release: Paranormal TV, Season 1, Episode 7, Jan 1, 1998

click here to watch the video
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[4] "Weather Warfare"
by Jerry E. Smith
Paperback: 402 pages
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press (December 30, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781931882606
ISBN-13: 978-1931882606
ASIN: 1931882606

[5] Angels Don't Play This Haarp: Advances in Tesla Technology
by Nick Begich (Author), Jeane Manning (Author)
Paperback: 233 pages
Publisher: Earthpulse Press; 1st edition (September 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780964881204
ISBN-13: 978-0964881204
ASIN: 0964881209

[6] A Most-Wanted Cyberthief Is Caught in His Own Web
By JOHN MARKOFF, Published: February 16, 1995

[7] A Silent Attack, but Not a Subtle One
By JOHN MARKOFF Published: September 26, 2010

[8] Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay
Published: January 15, 2011

[9] Containment Integrity Research at Sandia National Laboratories
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
Washington, DC 20555-0001, Date Published: July 2006
Prepared by M. F. Hessheimer, R. A. Dameron

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Putin says Japan getting control of nuclear plant
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia, March 20 (Reuters) – Russian
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Japan was
starting to get control of the situation at its stricken nuclear
power station.
“We can responsibly say now that there is no radiation
danger,” said Vladimir Asmolov, the deputy head of Russia’s
nuclear power station operator who returned from Japan just
several hours before the meeting with Putin."

"Vladmir Putin's website returns occupied islands to Japan
In an embarrassing error for Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin, a group of disputed islands off northern Japan have been identified as Japanese territory on his new website.

Putin offers to help Japan by boosting EU gas supply
Gleb Bryanski, Reuters March 20, 2011, 7:49 am
"YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Sunday proposed freeing up energy for Japan by increasing gas supplies to Europe and offered Japanese companies a slice of Siberia's gas industry.
Putin, paramount leader of the world's biggest energy producer, offered Japanese companies stakes in two Siberian gas fields which have total reserves of about 3.2 trillion cubic metres (tcm), more than the world's annual gas consumption."
"We are offering Japanese companies the opportunity to enter some of the biggest energy projects of the Far East and Siberia, to invest capital and technology to develop large scale deposits such as Kovykta and Chayanda," Putin said."

hmmm- No offers from US/Israel??....wink
Putin Orders Gas for Crisis-Hit Japan
"Japan is our neighbor, our friendly neighbor, and despite various problems we have to be reliable partners," Putin said in remarks shown on state television.
Putin asked state-owned gas monopoly Gazprom to consider increasing shipments of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to Japan, where 30 percent of electricity is provided through nuclear energy and which is the world's biggest LNG buyer with 59.5 million cubic meters a day."
"Russia is "ready to offer Japan all possible aid to cope with the aftermath of this tragedy," President Dmitry Medvedev said in a statement in which he offered his condolences."
"Russians are constantly expressing to me their condolences and showing their solidarity, which warms my heart," Masaharu Kono, Japanese ambassador to Russia, said in a statement faxed to The Moscow Times late Sunday."

"Putin in Sakhalin to discuss energy, aid to Japan
Posted on March 19, 2011 by admin
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is visiting the Far Eastern island of Sakhalin to discuss the development of local energy enterprises and also to check the impact of the Japanese nuclear disaster on the Russian territory.
Putin arrived on Saturday in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, where he will attend a meeting of top regional officials and businessmen, who will discuss the perspectives and problems of the fuel and energy sector. He will take part in a ceremony marking the completion of a natural gas pipeline and hold a working meeting with the governor of the region.


Sakhalin is an island and part of the territory that Putin reportedly offered to the Japanese for relocation in the event of widespread radiation in Japan. I haven't been able to confirm that story yet.
Map at link: http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Sakhalin&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:off...

Related post on Sakhalin oil and gas reserves and the Japan/Russia dispute over this territory at link: http://www.russiablog.org/2006/09/sakhalin_oil_and_gas_boosting.php

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Biden in Russia day of Japan earthquake

US VP Joe Biden was in Russia for meetings with top officials and opposition groups on March 11, 2011 the day the Japan's earthquake.
Putin's sure been busy these days.

Putin offers Biden scrapping of US-Russia visas
"AFP - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday proposed to visiting US Vice President Joe Biden that Russia and the United States abolish visas in a "historic" step to seal a revival in ties.
Biden hailed the "reset" in US-Russia relations spearheaded by Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama as a process that was benefiting the entire world but his comments were upstaged by Putin's unexpected offer.

Thanks for posting this, McJ.

Thanks for posting this, McJ. I find myself not wanting to give credence to a lot of this but I know it is entirely possible. Make that probable.

It would explain Russia and China's head scratching (if not hair pulling) abstentions at the vote over Libya more than some uranium deal as I postulated.

I'll listen to the podcast later in the day when I have a little more time. Thanks again

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You are Welcome :)

Well you are in company because I am feeling the same way! Good point about the abstentions over the Libya vote. It makes sense.

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Stuxnet virus attack: Russia warns of ‘Iranian Chernobyl'

Hmmm...What's this all about? And it is rather odd that they don't even mention the nuclear disaster in Japan?


Stuxnet virus attack: Russia warns of ‘Iranian Chernobyl'

Russian nuclear officials have warned of another Chernobyl-style nuclear disaster at Iran's controversial Bushehr reactor because of the damage caused by the Stuxnet virus, according to the latest Western intelligence reports.
Russian nuclear scientists are providing technical assistance to Iran's attempts activate the country's first nuclear power plant at the Gulf port.
But they have raised serious concerns about the extensive damage caused to the plant's computer systems by the mysterious Stuxnet virus, which was discovered last year and is widely believed to have been the result of a sophisticated joint US-Israeli cyber attack.
According to Western intelligence reports, Russian scientists warned the Kremlin that they could be facing "another Chernobyl" if they were forced to comply with Iran's tight deadline to activate the complex this summer.

"Bushehr is due to produce its first electricity for Iran's national grid this summer after Russian technicians started loading the first nuclear rods into the reactor last October. <"/em>
"Russian scientists working at the plant have become so concerned by Iran's apparent disregard for nuclear safety issues that they have lobbied the Kremlin directly to postpone activation until at least the end of the year, so that a proper assessment can be made of the damage caused to its computer operations by Stuxnet."

they would've needed crystal ball

to mention the disaster in Japan as this was published over 2 months ago wink

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That makes sense

Well that makes sense now. laughing out loud
I guess I should have looked more carefully. I was just looking at the date at the top and not within the article.

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Caribbean & Pacific TSUNAMI-(NLE) to take place tomorrow

Caribbean and Pacific TSUNAMI - National Level Excercise (NLE) - TOMORROW (03/21/11)

Caribbean "simulation" pdf

Pacific "simulation" pdf

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Japan sinking??

This really is alarming. I hope this guy is big time wrong about this.

There have been a total of 725 earthquakes off the coast of Japan since March 11, 2011. These were not small earthquakes. All of them were over magnitude 4.0, over half of them were over magnitude 5.0, 44 were over magnitude 6.0 and 3 were over magnitude 7.0 including the 9.0 earthquake which caused the tsunami.
This is a period of just over 2 hours yesterday (the M denotes the magnitude):

6.6M, depth: 16km 22/3/2011 18:44
6.4M, depth: 27km 22/3/2011 18:19
4.7M, depth: 54km 22/3/2011 17:33
4.7M, depth: 41km 22/3/2011 16:41
6.6M, depth: 10km 22/3/2011 16:18
6.6M, depth: 27km 22/3/2011 16:18

Note the depth on the three 6.6 magnitude quakes. There were two simultaneous quakes at 16.18.

This is a screen shot of the earthquakes from yesterday (Japan time). There were 44. This is from an animated site that is tracking the earthquakes as they happen. If you go to the link below you can see for yourself the incredible numbers that have recently taken place. So far today in Japan, there have been 29 earthquakes the largest of which was 6.1.


The video below is Dushsinse's Earthquake and Volcanic report from March 22, 2011. He is warning of a big earthquake off the Pacific Northwest coast and he believes that the volcanic shelf that Japan sits on may be cracking and ready to fall off. The Japan Seismological Agency has come out and said that the tide has come in much further since the earthquake and Japan has fallen by up to 2ft. and in the east in some spots it has fallen up to 8 ft.

In another video, which I haven't embedded here, he warns of large storms or earthquakes in the central US after unusual amounts of HAARP activity in the area. These would take place over the next two days. You can watch it at the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN-2ZQZzuhk

the great wall of Japan

great find, McJ. (if that's the right phrase to use) That's a lot of earthquakes. I'd hate to be there at the moment.

Keith Harmon Snow made the point in his article on Japan that Japan sits on top of an undersea wall that disappears 20,000ft (I think from memory) down into the sea. And that wall is breaking up!

This is very serious shit

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Japan Wall

You can clearly see the wall in the above picture and the drop off is 20,000 ft. I do not know what this guy's (Duchsinse's) credentials are and at this point I am not sure whether giving any weight to having a lot of 'credentials' is a good thing however he says the earthquakes are not aftershocks. If you look at the Christchurch map (at that same site) you will see the same thing was happening there after the recent quake. What I read about Christchurch was they were postulating that these massive swarms of earthquakes were due to volcanic activity so I am wondering if this activity in Japan could be due to volcanic activity. The Mt. Kirishima and the Sakurajima volcanoes have both erupted this year and there could possibly be underwater volcanoes that are becoming active. At one point in the video he shows you the volcanic activity going on worldwide and it's correlation to the earthquakes. This wall that Japan sits upon is after all a volcanic shelf. If you zoom the map out, you can also see that New Zealand sits at the tip of a similar shelf to the one Japan sits on.

I also note, as he points out in the video, that the USGS (United States Geological Service) is the worst source for reporting activity so he discounts it as a source. He says they only report about 20% of the earthquakes that are occurring at any given time, which begs the question, why?

I think we are going to seen another big earthquake in Japan. Watch for when the activity dies down which is apparently the danger signal as far as volcanic activity goes. I guess it is something like the lull before the storm.

lull before the storm.

the earthquakes are release of pressure. When they stop, the pressure builds then lets go with a big one (assuming the tectonic plates are on teh move that is)

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More huge CME's

Latest SOHO images of the sun .

The white circle in the image above is the sun.

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Super massive CME today will glance the earth

This is 1 min clip of a super massive CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) which happened 2011-04-03. NASA says it may give us a glancing blow and should reach us in the next 2 to 3 days. Also note that 2011-04-04 is the date of the new moon.

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Back to back quakes

There is information coming in now that back to back earthquakes hit Mexico and Japan - Japan 7.4 M at 25.6 km (it was subsequently downgraded to a 7.1 M and depth changed to 49Km) and Mexico 6.5 M. Commenters on the Dutchsinse site are saying their were original reports that at 23:32: there were two earthquakes - 7.1 @ 49km; 7.4 @ 40km just off the coast of near Sendai, Japan. The were also tsunami warnings. Note that these quakes are coming within the 2 -3 day window of the X Class flares combined with the new moon beginning April 4, 2011.

A screen clipping showing the quakes from Earthquake 3D.

And to give you a an idea of what has been happening, here are some screen shots of the earthquakes that have happened over the last day (the numbers denote the magnitude).


Hello MCJ

Just heard you are having an election in Canada next monday. What do you think of the NDP left wing coalition possibility and Jack Layton. Is this likely and will it be much better than Harper.


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It's complicated

I just have a couple of minutes before I am out the door here so the short story and I'll try to write a little more later.

At this point in time anything looks better than Harper however, I don't know if I'd go as far as 'much' better. A coalition is possible (with the Liberals and the Bloc) and that would depend on how things shake down after the election. It's complicated and much of the NDP (Jack Layton's) surge is coming from Bloc (separatists) voters in Quebec moving towards the NDP and away from the Bloc. Additionally, he is pulling votes away from the Liberals. At best this could lead to a Harper minority with the NDP in opposition, at worst it will split the vote on the left and leave Harper with a resounding majority. Depends on who you read which way this will go. smiling

If it goes well and Canada

If it goes well and Canada manages to pull away from the police state I may emigrate. NZ is going down fast, so any western country that manages to fend off the Police state would be a haven. Its all about party support but also voter turnout. So anything to get left voters out to vote could swing it no matter what polls say.

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