Saturday, April 9, 2011

Weekend Open Thread...




Friday, April 8, 2011

Morning Update/ Market Thread 4/8 - The world is in deep shit, it’s time to cut the crap Edition…

Good Morning,

Action is needed NOW, and over the next few days I’m going to tell you what I would do if I were elected President today…

Pure fantasy I know, but there are REAL solutions that can be implemented. They may sound radical because they are outside of the central banker box, but they are not radical, they are common sense. Radical is turning over the production of the nation’s money system to the benefit of a few, and then failing to remove them.

Speaking of radical and Presidential contenders, Donald Trump is no solution, trust me on that – he is a snake oil salesman who would run for President only to take advantage of being close to those WHO produce and control the world’s money – he has said as much when he stated that he would not go after the bankers, and he would leave Wall Street alone. That means that if you elect a celebrity salesman, conditions for you will continue to deteriorate.

The media is failing to do their job, investigative reporting has been usurped by corporate interests, and thus blogs are the only bastion left of honest reporting – and most are far off target. I did not start this blog to become a reporter, I started this blog so that we could identify the root causes of the very obvious problems, and develop solutions to those problems. I think we have done both, and in the days ahead I want to spend the majority of time outlining what I would do if I were elected President TODAY.

But first I must waste my time doing that which the media fails to do on the CONTAMINATION OF OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY.

Clouds of radioactive iodine, cesium, and other nuclear particles continue to emanate from Fukushima and head across the Pacific to North America. The food and water supply are contaminated in spots over which particles have rained from the atmosphere. We have already reported on water, milk, and grass contamination. We have seen video of officials in California dressed in full radiation suits just to test the water. And while our government and corporate shills says all is well, not to worry – we find that not only has the water in Berkeley, California tested 181 times the legal limit for radioactive iodine, but now they have found cesium in organic milk:

Cesium-134 and 137 found in US food supply; Organic milk bought in San Francisco Bay Area

Not only that, but now they have found cesium particles in wild mushrooms, strawberries, grass, spinach, and in the topsoil.

Strawberries, mushrooms with Cesium-137 found in Northern California; 5 of 6 items in food chain sampling test have radioactive particles

Not only is it being found by Berkeley University, it is being found in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vancouver, Canada radiation tests show iodine-131 in rainwater at almost 10,000% above US drinking water limit

Again, found by a university – the obvious question then is why is it not being found by our governments, and in what other locations is it polluted? I live less than 100 miles south of Vancouver, WE NEED TO KNOW!

And yet we do know despite the disinformation from the media and our own government that there are models that fairly accurately predict the dissemination of those particles – here’s the latest one, note the approaching light blue area off the west coast, that area is as intense as the areas over Japan:



You comfortable with all that? Can I interest you in some fresh caught sushi, or some of my tap water that comes from the Skagit river just south of Vancouver? No… didn’t think so. And trust me, I stopped drinking straight tap water a while ago as I could see this coming – but it is difficult, if not impossible, to avoid all exposure to it – especially externally. But what I do know is that no one is testing my water for radiation or at least no one is talking. And thus the discussion MUST occur someplace – I only see it in a few isolated areas on the web, including right here in our daily threads.

Is it time to panic? No, don’t panic, but DO take action to ensure you are eating and drinking uncontaminated food and water. That means that it needs to be produced prior to about March 20th.

Yes, what is occurring here is directly connected to WHO controls the production of money. Did you know that GE Capital creates money? They do. And they use copious amounts of it to lube government – they get laws written on their behalf, they infiltrate regulators with their own people, they spend tons of money lobbying government – money that they make from nothing. The corporation is considered to be a “person” although they have been granted that privilege of producing money – unlike you. And unlike you, they also are allowed to contribute to and influence government with their nearly unlimited resources. That company designed and built the reactors in Japan – and we are learning shoddily so. They proceeded to get into the subprime home lending business among many other credit bubble enterprises, and they WENT BANKRUPT. But unlike a real person who would have been found living in a cardboard box under an overpass, GE the failure was bailed out to the tune of billions.

And now that their reactors are emitting planet altering amounts of radiation, the captured governments are doing their best to meet the needs of the corporations and not of the people – they are ignoring the life and death needs of humanity! Here is what happens when government capture occurs – although this was a natural disaster, if those reactors were properly made and maintained, the radiation would have never happened. Instead you have a wasteland that will not be safe to occupy for centuries:



And yet the radiation keeps coming as those 4 reactors are in serious, serious trouble – far too late to save them as many still believe is possible despite much evidence to the contrary.

It is time to put a stop to it! We need to contain the radiation on site – that means we need to filter the contaminated water through a soil and clay filter, and then bury the soil on site. We need to bury the entire site under a massive sarcophagus – and we need to get it done yesterday. Failure to do so will mean turning parts of the United States into similar wasteland! Is that what we want? NO? It’s time for immediate action!

And it’s time for immediate action regarding WHO creates the money and how those forces have subverted government. I’ll be talking more about this soon.

I know that the reality is that it may already be too late to act. I know that the solutions I am going to discuss will not come to fruition until after these and even more serious “other events” play out… It's unfortunate, but that's the reality.  Gee, can we argue about whether to blame Democrats or Republicans for shutting down the government?  If you're as sick of the Congressional shills as I am, we're going to be marching together on D.C. soon.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Morning Update/ Market Thread 4/7 - Corporate Capture Edition...

Good Morning,

Equity futures seem to be able to rise in the overnight no volume environment, but whenever the volume picks up it is selling volume, like just prior to the close the past few days. The ECB raised rates by .25% (to 1.25%), and the Euro is lower, the dollar is higher, bonds are lower and approaching long term support, oil is higher, gold and silver are flat, while corn sets another record.

The move by the ECB to raise rates is interesting to say the least… Of course most European countries are saturated with debt and this will make everyone’s debt carrying costs rise. The ECB along with their fellow criminals in the IMF and World Bank are pumping debt saturated countries with more debt at the same time they are now raising interest rates. Anyone see the dilemma here? Oh yeah, it’ll all be okay, no problem. And just as a reminder, our criminal “Fed” has been feeding the Europeans money from nothing while they indebt our citizens.

What the ECB sees is commodities going through the roof and they want to cool that down – but again, the real economy sucks and so they continue to pump liquidity while raising interest rates? You can’t have it both ways, sorry – and that will be painfully obvious later in hindsight.

So, while they raise rates, they are having to “bail out” Portugal, Ireland, Spain, and all the rest one right after another from their great debt money system. What that amounts to is yet another money grab by the central banks, no surprise there as their money grubbing never stops.

By the way, raising interest rates should make one’s currency stronger versus those that don’t – the opposite occurred on this announcement, was it priced in? Watch that relationship, and watch the reaction in bonds.

Weekly Jobless claims moved slightly lower, falling from last week’s 388,000 to 382,000 (of course last week was revised up to 392,000). Here’s Econoshill:
Highlights
Jobless filings are moving lower one step at a time with initial claims at 382,000 in the April 2 week vs 392,000 in the prior week (revised from 388,000). The four-week average of 389,500 is down more than 5,000 from a month ago. Continuing claims edged lower in the March 26 week, to a four-week average of 3.746 million with the month-ago comparison showing a 100,000 decline. Unadjusted data show 8.52 million making a filing during the March 19 week, down nearly 250,000 from the prior week.

Claims trends point to labor demand as businesses gear up to meet orders. A wildcard for future reports is Japanese supply disruptions and whether they will affect US jobs. Markets are showing little reaction to today's report.


Meanwhile, the media continues to ignore the importance of the Japanese Fukushima situation. We are following and covering this situation thoroughly in our daily thread, so if you wish to know what’s going on there, please join the conversation there, where we have been miles ahead of the mainstream (which are nothing but a marketing/ shill arm for their corporate owners). The Japanese government has been hiding very elevated readings outside of their evacuation zone and it now looks like they are finally getting around to discussing moving it out further. Yet another crime against humanity that is going unchecked – those people’s health will suffer hugely, and their land will not be inhabitable for decades or even centuries.


Closing Ranks: The NRC, the Nuclear Industry, and TEPCo. Are Limiting the Flow of Information from Fairewinds Associates

“Clearly we’re witnessing one of the greatest disasters in modern time.”

Gee, is that the way that our media is covering this story? Perhaps it’s not that difficult to understand the disconnect once you know that General Electric, the maker of the majority of those plants, also owns or controls a large swath of the media here in the United States.

What Arnie Gunderson is discussing is simply the result of another corporation capturing government. TEPCO should have been removed from this situation a long time ago.

Want to see another blatant attempt of despots trying to hold onto their power?
Saudi Arabia’s Mortgage Law Advances Amid Mideast Unrest

April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Advisers to Saudi Arabia’s king approved a long-delayed overhaul of the country’s mortgage law after the monarch pledged more than $82 billion to fund homebuilding, at a time governments across the Middle East are offering concessions to quell political unrest.

The Shura Council agreed on its final amendments to the law and passed it to King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz for final approval, according to Saad Mariq, deputy chairman of the council’s finance committee.

“The law will propel the creation of private mortgage- finance companies and banks will infuse a lot of money into mortgages,” Mariq said in a telephone interview on April 5. “I expect to see the injection of tens of billions of riyals into the sector as a result.”

King Abdullah promised to increase spending on housing after popular protests led to the overthrow of governments in Egypt and Tunisia and targeted regimes from Syria to Bahrain. Saudi Arabia’s mortgage law will change the way home finance is regulated, from registering mortgages to prosecuting police officers who refuse to carry out eviction orders. The law, debated for a 10 years, will give rise to a private lending market that Capitas Group International estimates at $32 billion a year for the next decade.
Pretty easy to see from the outside looking in that it’s a blatant attempt to bribe the people into peace so that they are compliant.

But instead of just giving it away, they are creating banks that will indebt the people. Someone is going to make a ton of money, an artificial bubble will be created, and most will wind up being slaves to maintain their artificial and nonproductive lifestyles.

Now think about that and what has happened in the U.S.. Is it any different? Can you see it for what it is from the inside? Or are you too busy working or being entertained to understand the dynamic? Or, are you being distracted with arguments about debt ceiling limits and fear mongering regarding the shutdown of government?

All of that is political theatre, the math is so far gone that it is laughable and not a single person in Congress is on target or operating in reality – they are all operating inside of the central banker debt money box. Inside that box the math is impossible, the choices are limited to cut spending or raise taxes – of course no one can touch the interest expense that wouldn’t be there if money were produced by the people and for the people.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Morning Update/ Market Thread 4/6 – Radioactive Cloud Day and I’m Mad as Hell Edition…

Good Morning,

Equity futures are higher overnight with the dollar falling out of bed, the Yen also lower (intervention with hot money here is translating into higher prices for everything), bonds are lower, oil is higher, gold set a new all-time high now $1,463 an ounce, silver just a sliver under $40, and most food commodities continue their rocket ride to the moon and beyond.

Just think about those commodity prices. WTI crude is now $109, Brent Crude is above $122, and gold is nearing $1,500 – it was just a few short years ago that people thought it was nuts that gold was at $500 and most refused to believe it would ever get to these levels, much less even higher which is where this is eventually leading. Look for counter waves, however, as economies are now under severe pressure from these higher prices. The European region is talking about interest rate hikes and our “Fed” is looking somewhat divided in their spew of disinformation and insider manipulations.

Regardless of the foul stench of the “Fed’s” spew, the REAL economy is under tremendous pressure from commodity prices. Raise interest rates and the debt saturated economy will be under even more pressure as you add interest expense to everything and everyone. Its coffin corner in aircraft terms, you can’t safely go any higher, you can’t safely go any faster, and thus you must sacrifice altitude or die.

I want to note the complete disconnect between the phony and manipulated money indices and commodities… while the dollar is sick, it is not nearly as sick on the chart as it is in reality. This is because it is compared against a basket of other sick and manipulated currencies which have nothing to do with reality. If you want reality, you must look at the price of things… like gold which has risen 300% since 2006 – that’s 300% in five years which equals 60% loss of value per year. Is that hyperinflation, or just high inflation? If the dollar index were truly reflecting its value, it would be at roughly 30 already – but it’s not because all those comparable currencies in the basket are also racing us to the bottom.

Most economic data, despite the destruction of the value of our money, is beginning to turn sour. Yesterday’s Service ISM is a case in point, and yet another data point were rising commodity prices is pressuring our economy. Today’s only data comes from the worthless Mortgage Banker’s Association where the claim is that weekly Purchase Applications rose by 6.7%, but Refinancing Activity fell by 6.2%, pushing their overall index down by 2.0%. Nothing but a distraction, I hate to even waste our time discussing it further so I won’t – we have far more important things to consider…

…Like what is going on in Japan. Looking at the headlines on CNN I would think that everything is A-Okay: “Radioactive Water Leaked Stopped,” and “No Radiation Risk for U.S. – CDC Says.”

That’s it!!! Both of those headlines are completely inaccurate and intentionally misleading.

In reality that entire complex is still spewing massive amounts of radiation into the environment. It is so hot that personal dosimeters go off-scale high almost immediately. It’s obvious that the scope of this disaster is far worse than Chernobyl, and it is still ongoing with no meaningful attempt to keep the radiation on site where it belongs – talk of cracks and water leaks is a complete distraction – that place is a total wreck and a sieve which they are making worse by pouring water on.

Yesterday, India banned food imports from Japan but our own country does NOTHING.

Here’s the disinformation given by U.S. officials:
CDC chief: Americans not at risk from radiation

Minuscule amounts of radiation detected in the United States do not pose any risk to Americans' health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden reiterated Tuesday.

"We do not expect radiation to reach problematic levels," he said on a conference call with reporters.

Despite a low-level of concern, Frieden said, agencies such as the CDC, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture were all actively monitoring the air, the food and the water supplies in the U.S. for any evidence of contamination.

Dr. William Jones, acting director for the FDA's division of food safety, echoed Frieden's sentiments.
"There is a great deal of monitoring going on for any product that comes into this country," said Jones. "Anything contaminated to level where it could pose a concern would be detected."
They then go on to distract you with talk about potassium iodide tablets, which are completely worthless because your government will never inform you when there is a danger in a timely manner and those must be taken within two hours of exposure or it’s too late. Not that they protect against the heavier elements anyway – and thus it is a complete distraction. But to claim that it’s not present in the environment and that they are on top of testing for it is an outright LIE.

We already know that significant amounts of both radioactive iodine and cesium have been found in the water and in milk, and grass in many regions of the country. These amounts have been measured to be many times established safe limits in the water in Berkeley, California, and in Boise, Idaho. Radioactive clouds are wafting across the country dropping contaminants that collect, compile, and then concentrate on up the food chain. Below is today’s forecast for radioactive contamination from Japan as it passes over the United States:



That’s just today. And those accumulations over the West Coast states are the same intensity as those forecast to fall on Japan today (Latest forecast has all of California under radiation threat April 6, 7 — Shows levels as high as in Japan (VIDEO)). And it’s been nearly a month now… how many months of contamination and accumulation before we begin to take appropriate action?

As our water and food supply grow increasingly contaminated, many are taking action already, and oh, oh, shortages are now turning up in freeze dried food, how long before the majority of people catch on to reality and begin hoarding?
Freeze Dried Food Distributor: Six Month Wait Time Amid Extreme Shortages

If there was ever a sentiment indicator for economic uncertainty and fear, this would be it.

As of April 2011, major distributors of freeze dried food, namely the Mountain House brand, are indicating that shoppers should expect delays of nearly six months on any orders placed today:
***CURRENT INVENTORY UPDATE AS OF 04/05/11***
All Mountain House & Nitro-Pak food storage #10 cans are in EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND due to national & world current economic uncertainty and inflation fears. With this increase in demand, our food order processing times have greatly increased also. As Mountain House’s leading distributor, we are receiving HUGE shipments WEEKLY to fill our customer orders, but demand exceeds the available supply. Most Mountain House dealers have been been cut off & receive no food, period. Supplies are VERY SCARCE. Like Disneyland, the line is long but still slowly moving. Please be patient. This is a line you do not want to get out of!

All canned food orders and units may take up to 160 days to ship. Thank you for your business!

Source: Nitro-Pak
Other large distributors we contacted indicated similar shipping delays, with many simply marking their freeze dried food inventory as completely “out of stock.”
I’d scream if my thyroid wasn’t so swollen!

Some reality is beginning to make it into the mainstream, below are some points brought up in this N.Y. Times article:
U.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan’s Nuclear Plant

  • “Semimolten” fuel rods and salt are “impeding the flow of fresh water meant to cool the nuclear cores” in ALL THREE REACTORS
  • The water flow in reactor No. 1 “is severely restricted and likely blocked“
  • Similar problems exist in No. 2 and No. 3, although the blockage is probably less severe
  • “There is likely no water level” inside the core of reactor No. 1
  • There is a possibility of “explosions inside the containment structures”
  • Highly radioactive pieces from the spent fuel pools were blown up to a mile away
  • Nuclear Engineer: Confidential US report “paints a very different picture, and suggests that things are a lot worse” — Risk of more damage “in a big way”
  • Japan concerned about more explosions — “Considering injecting nitrogen into containment vessels” -Kyodo
  • Nuclear consultant doubts official temperature estimates — Reactor No. 3 probably much nearer to THOUSANDS of degrees
  • Unexpected pressure buildup in No. 3 reactor — “We are not so optimistic” says Japan official
Yeah, it’s serious and it’s being underplayed, big time. Don’t let the special interests lull you into a false sense of security, just like they do with what’s left of the markets. Pay attention and take the appropriate action.



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Morning Update/ Market Thread 4/5 – Bridge Over Troubled Water Edition…

Good Morning,

Equity futures are slightly lower this morning with the dollar higher, bonds higher, the Yen lower (this has been correlating to higher equities recently), oil down slightly, gold down slightly, silver down slightly after hitting another new all-time high overnight, and food commodities are mixed.

The Non-Manufacturing (service) ISM will be released at 10 Eastern this morning.

Bernanke says that the current inflation is just transitory, caused by rising commodity prices! Right, and just what is it that causes commodity prices to rise? Oh, that’s right, hot money speculation – without the hot money it couldn’t continue to run. At least he didn’t blame it on demand, that just simply is not the case – proof is the record levels of oil sitting in storage. But I think his comments about it being a temporary rise is interesting as it makes me wonder if he’s finally considering lightening up on the hot money flows? Hey, just admitting to inflation is a huge step for that narcissist.

But the Chinese aren’t waiting around like us – they just raised interest rates by another quarter percent, the fourth rise since last October. Remember, rising rates pressures bond holders and it can create flows that favor equities as long as the rates are rising.

And you have to wonder what is going on over at the NASDAQ that is prompting them to actually rebalance the NDX 100? Apple has become 20% of the entire index, and now they are simply changing the weight to 12%! Why? Well, let’s put on our narcissistic criminal mind thinking caps… we know that with such a heavy weighting that as it rises the index rises a huge amount… but as that one stock grows compared to the others, the weighting grows… the stock gets overvalued (like it is now), and they know that eventually overvalued stocks fall. Well, if that stock is 20% of the index and falls, then the index falls huge, but if it is only 12% and falls then the index doesn’t fall as much. Remember, the only thing that actually goes up in the long haul is the indices, that is because of substitution bias and because of games like this. While some are crying ‘foul’ over this, I’m willing to bet that they know something you don’t and that in the end the index will benefit for this move. The narcissists never make a move that doesn’t benefit them – and thus I’d be worried if I owned Apple, but I wouldn’t expect any news until after May 2nd, which is when this takes effect (selling of AAPL prior to then is likely).

And artificial moves like this are absolutely front run by the insiders. Regular people who consider themselves to be “investors” are simply eaten alive. I guarantee you that positions were taken well in advance of this announcement – with no fear of any regulators taking action. Complete and total market capture, complete and total government capture.

Yesterday the DOW Industrials managed to close 8 points above the previous high close to confirm the DOW Theory buy signal. The late day ramp looked contrived, once again coming on absolutely pathetic volume.

Notice how the scare you IRS audit stories hit the mainstream this time of year? How are you making it with your taxes by the way? It seems to me that as I’m now beyond the kids in the family years that I’m being forced to pay an even higher percentage in taxes and that I’m having to have more and more withheld and it’s not enough. And thus the squeeze continues… more cost for everything, higher taxes, and yet steady income. By the way, tax day this year is on the 18th because of the Emancipation day holiday in D.C., lol. This applies nationwide, so keep what’s yours as long as you can – not that you truly “own” anything in the U.S. anymore – it can all be taxed, and if you don’t pay your taxes, it can all be taken away.
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
- Thomas Jefferson – attributed

BINGO.

The truth is that if our country created money on behalf of the people, then taxes are not even necessary! I don't mean to blow your mind, but taxes are useful only as an accounting tool - but because the private banks demand we pay interest on bonds, taxes now simply provide power and control to those few private individuals instead of for the good of humanity. And thus you see nothing but corporate/ private self-serving actions.

Speaking of corporate self-serving... Turning to Japan, a fish caught between Fukushima and Tokyo tested positive for radioactive iodine and for cesium. The Japanese admitted that BEFORE they dumped all that radioactive water into the ocean yesterday that readings were 7.5 MILLION TIMES legal limits! Yet the headlines I read have “experts” saying it will all be diluted, the ocean is a big place you know… Of course these fluff pieces fail to acknowledge how it consolidates as it goes up the food chain. Also no talk of how the still propagating radiation creates clouds of radiation that waft all the way across the ocean and pollute the water and food chain even here in America – yet America and Americans remain silent. I guess we are just going to sit back and accept our fate like the stoic Japanese?!

Well, the Koreans are pissed, and at least they’re speaking out about it – not that it will prompt action. What action? Well, efforts need to focus on keeping the radiation on site in my opinion. TEPCO has been proven to be incompetent, their actions clearly are too little, too late, and serve only their own self-interests. The Japanese government is like ours, captured by the corporation’s special interest money.

America should demand that TEPCO be removed and that outside experts be brought in to manage the crisis, and be given unlimited resources to protect humanity. Make no mistake; the number of people who will ultimately be killed by this incompetence will be shocking – and not just in Japan! The cost of future cancer care alone will dwarf the puny sums being bantered around today. That’s not hyperbole, that’s reality, and that reality is looking worse with every day that passes without containment.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Morning Update/ Market Thread 4/4 – Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink Edition…

Good Morning,

Equity futures are higher yet again this morning, with the dollar still losing, oil resting around the horrific $108 level, gold near record highs, silver setting new all-time record highs, corn racing to the moon with the other food commodities following. No problem, I’m sure that everyone’s wages are keeping up to that.

Speaking of great American job creation, it looks like April may have some serious job help from… wait for it…
McDonald's to hire 50,000 workers - in 1 day

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- McDonald's said Monday that it is planning a one-day hiring spree of 50,000 new workers on April 19 for its U.S. restaurants.

McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500) said that these new "Mcjobs" will include crew and management positions, part-time and full-time.

McDonald's, which has 14,000 restaurants in the United States, said the hires will occur nationwide.
"We're excited to offer 50,000 new jobs, all across America, all in one day," said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's U.S.A.

Fields, who started working at a McDonald's restaurant as a crew member behind the counter in 1978, said the 50,000 new hires will increase the U.S. workforce to 700,000 from its current level of 650,000.

She said the average pay for the jobs is $8.30 an hour. That's compared to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, though in some states the minimum wage is higher. She said that restaurant managers can make $50,000 a year.

Isn’t that wonderful!

And to think, CNN even produced a paragraph with more than a single sentence!

Why I’m so excited!

Of course President Obama will be touting wonderful Job Figures next month.

That $8.30 an hour equals a whopping $332 before taxes per week!

Why at that rate, a McDonald’s worker will work 2.5 weeks just to pay for their mandatory health insurance – mission accomplished!

There is very little economic data this week, but the real serious manly men “investors” will be hanging on every word muttered within the FOMC Minutes which my Schwab broker claims to be the most significant release of the week. Oh boy, I can’t wait because after paying for healthcare, gas, and food I have $2.50 cents left over for retirement! Would you like fries with that?

Okay, while I’m poking fun at the state of our completely broken economy, it is time to turn to a very serious issue – namely the radioactive poisoning of our drinking water and food chain. I wish I were joking… I’m not. What I’m about to say seems so surreal, that it’s difficult to believe, and even more difficult to acknowledge and to then ACT upon – but act you must to protect your health, that is my opinion.

What’s happening is that the runaway nuclear plants in Japan are casting off clouds of radioactive materials. Those invisible clouds are wafting over parts of Japan, but most are heading East across the Pacific and are being carried across North America. We’re talking about radioactive iodine and cesium. The iodine has a half life of only 8 days, but the release of it is continuing unabated. The cesium particles have half lives that are much more pervasive.

Now, in Japan the Government and TEPCO have been slow to issue data that continues to be incomplete. Our government is doing the same – we have to understand their psychology and self-interest – they want to protect themselves and to not cause panic. Sometimes panic is justified, and if you live within 80 km of the plant, you needed to be gone a very long time ago, and yet the Japanese still have not even recommended evacuation that far out.

Now, the reason I’m so concerned is that we are not only finding radioactive iodine and cesium in the milk (milk/ dairy products concentrate the radiation 700 times) and in grass (you know it is therefore in leafy vegetables), but now very high concentrations of it have been found in the rainwater at Berkeley in California near San Francisco – the following is being reported by Berkeley University: UCB Rain Water Sampling Results



Note that the highest reading occurred on March 24th, already a week and a half ago, and also note that it is a rainwater sample, not a drinking water sample. While Berkeley professors, and many supposed experts that the media roll out, tout equivalent doses, the fact is that the reading on the 24th was 181 TIMES the acceptable EPA limit. Nuclear policy expert: “Striking” that radioactive iodine-131 in California rainwater is so far above level permitted in drinking water

But not only were high levels found in Berkeley, but they were also found in Boise Idaho: EPA: Boise rainwater has highest levels of radioactive material in US… 80 times amount of I-131 allowed in drinking water — “Officials had no explanation”

No explanation? It’s quite apparent that what’s happening is that these clouds of radiation fallout with the weather systems as they move across the Pacific and then across the United States. When it rains, the water condenses the molecules out of the sky and they fall to Earth. Once in the water, it then finds its way into the food and then into YOU.

I have read a lot of articles and research over the past couple of weeks, and have come to the conclusion that this is FAR more dangerous to your health than you are being led to believe. The media favors experts whose opinions are in conflict with actual scientific data – studies for example that show the fallout from Chernobyl has killed more than a million people. Studies that show many, many people died from the accident at Three Mile Island, yet these deaths are not acknowledged by many because they are insidious and happen over a number of years. You were first told that the particles would not reach the United States – and just like “Fedspeak,” they were wrong. Then you were told that it poses no threat as it is not concentrated enough – and once again they were wrong.

Wave after wave of radiation continues to cross the ocean with absolutely no serious effort yet to contain the radiation to the Fukushima site.

You can call me crazy if you like, but I don’t just sit around waiting to be told what to do by some corporate sponsored government official whose self-interest isn’t the same as my own. I am simply going to point out that there are ways to filter this out of water, that most bottled water supplies are probably safe for now but may not be for long, and that the food on the shelves right now may be the last uncontaminated food for awhile – possibly a long while.

While I’m definitely not trying to start a run on store shelves – the readers of this blog are more aware than most and are always ahead of the crowd. Just imagine what happens to store shelves and the supply of quality water filters once these reports and then the follow-on knowledge become mainstream… you have been forewarned, do not expect your local water utility to warn you about a passing nuclear contaminated cloud, they are clueless and are not equipped to detect much less to take any meaningful action.

The false illusion of a rising market will not help to placate the masses once store shelves are empty and it becomes known that the food and water supply are contaminated. The thing is that the contamination will start out spotty in regions, but then you won’t be able to tell if your food or water came from a contaminated region. Thus taking in water and food will become a form of Russian Roulette. I don’t know about you, but that’s not a game I think we should be playing with our health and with our family’s health.

And the truth is that there is little your government can do at this point to help you – but they should be informing you and they are not. They can also pressure the Japanese to contain the radiation on their own soil, and they are not. In fact, the Japanese just announced that they are going ahead and releasing contaminated water into the Pacific – thanks.

Here is an update made yesterday by Arnie Gunderson, one of the few true experts who is being honest and insightful about this:


Newly released TEPCO data provides evidence of periodic chain reaction at Fukushima Unit 1 from Fairewinds Associates

But even Arnie is not yet discussing the ramification of the readings found here at home – and he has yet to advocate a plan that will actually contain the radiation to that site. My advice is to stay informed and to take what action you can to assure that you have a safe supply of food and water. I wish I didn’t have to say that, but I do not think it to be hyperbole at this point and armed with the facts instead of just a special interest based opinion.