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Of Evolutionary Engagement
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Finger Clipping Good
- Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations Wal-Mart Stores is recalling this card table and chair set after reports of injuries, including fingertip amputations.
Media You Can Believe In? What do you Read? And Why?
Alternative unMedia Horror Story
- 18 Million Blackbirds Dead on New Year’s Eve in Beebe, Species Likely Extinct ““I think what we are seeing is a mass extinction of the red-winged blackbird. Almost every able bird that could travel across North America came here tonight and died,” UALR Ornithologist Mitch Brenner says”
- Officials Say Raining Arkansas Blackbirds Were Targets of a Crime “”We know that there was evidence of fireworks set off in the middle of the roost, and it wasn’t a coincidence.””
But Banning Yelling Fire in a Theater is Not Censorship
- Japan Reacts to Fukushima Crisis By Banning Journalism
Japan will likely pass a new anti-whistleblowing law in an attempt to silence criticism of Tepco and the government:
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is planning a state secrets act that critics say could curtail public access to information on a wide range of issues, including tensions with China and the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
The new law would dramatically expand the definition of official secrets and journalists convicted under it could be jailed for up to five years.
Alternative Media Deceptions, Distortion, and Debilitation
The Plumes That Ate North America
- Study: Dead sea creatures cover 98 percent of ocean floor off California coast; up from 1 percent before Fukushima “The masses of dead sea plankton, jellyfish, feces and other oceanic matter that typically only cover about 1 percent of the ocean floor were found to now be covering about 98 percent of it — and multiple other stations located throughout the Pacific have since reported similar figures.”
The Answer is Much more benign Than FukUzilla; Life: Eat, Procreate, Die or Predation.
Another Irresponsible Regurgitation: The FukUzilla hAirball
The Cloud That Ate North America
- TEPCO Quietly Admits Reactor 3 Could Be Melting Down NOW “Turner Radio Network (TRN) has issued a report regarding Fukushima Diachi Nuclear Plant that is expected to affect the entire Northern Hemisphere.”
- Woulds-coulds-shoulds, suggests-appears-potentially.
But A Worse Reality Strikes Than The FukUzilla Monster
- Nuclear Waste Sits on Ocean Floor
U.S. Has Few Answers on How to Handle Atomic Waste It Dumped in the Sea
More than four decades after the U.S. halted a controversial ocean dumping program, the country is facing a mostly forgotten Cold War legacy in its waters: tens of thousands of steel drums of atomic waste.
From 1946 to 1970, federal records show, 55-gallon drums and other containers of nuclear waste were pitched into the Atlantic and Pacific at dozens of sites off California, Massachusetts and a handful of other states. Much of the trash came from government-related work, ranging from mildly contaminated lab coats to waste from the country’s effort to build nuclear weapons.
- Canadian government ‘knew about sea fertilizing’
The fertilization project was intended to see if iron dust could boost the ecosystem and grow the salmon and plankton populations.
Tools to help See the Truth Through the FukUzilla Deception:
Continental Wind Map
Global Wind Map
Interactive Global Geostationary Weather Satellite Images
Global Infrared Mosaic
Giving Credit Where None is Due
- More Extreme Weather Events Likely: Climate Projections of Unparalleled Accuracy for the Whole of Europe
Because of Reality
- Antarctic ice blocks ice breaker sent to rescue climate researchers trapped in… ice 2013 was a big year for ice with global sea ice hitting or nearing record highs.
A dramatic example caught the attention of the world Christmas morning, when a vessel hired by a group of global warming scientists radioed for help after becoming trapped in ice off Antarctica. The Russian m/v Akademik Shokalskiy has 74 researchers and crew aboard. They managed to celebrate Christmas despite their frozen predicament.
The Chinese ice breaker Snow Dragon steamed to the rescue and was last reported six nautical miles away, but has now found itself blocked by the ice. Its captain said, “the current ice conditions is eChris Turney climate scientist trapped in antarctic icexceeding our capability to break through further.”
The waters around Antarctica experienced remarkable sea ice expansion in 2013 confounding the global warming ice narrative.
Global warming campaigners have been stymied by the lack of any temperature increase in the major temperature data sets since the nineties. They’ve tried to compensate by feeding the media a steady stream of “extreme weather” stories and with shrill claims about polar ice.
- US icebreaker Polar Star to help Chinese, Russian ships stuck in Antarctic ice The United States is sending a heavy icebreaker to help free a Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker gripped by Antarctic ice, the Coast Guard said on Saturday.
The Polar Star is responding to a request for assistance from Australian authorities as well as from the Russian and Chinese governments, it said in a statement.
“The U.S. Coast Guard stands ready to respond to Australia’s request,” Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander Vice Admiral Paul Zukunft said. “Our highest priority is safety of life at sea, which is why we are assisting in breaking a navigational path for both of these vessels.”
And Because of The Reality That:
- Nobel Winner Declares Boycott of Top Science Journals Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a “tyranny” that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the publications.
Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, said his lab would no longer send research papers to the top-tier journals, Nature, Cell and Science.
Schekman said pressure to publish in “luxury” journals encouraged researchers to cut corners and pursue trendy fields of science instead of doing more important work. The problem was exacerbated, he said, by editors who were not active scientists but professionals who favoured studies that were likely to make a splash.
The prestige of appearing in the major journals has led the Chinese Academy of Sciences to pay successful authors the equivalent of $30,000 (£18,000). Some researchers made half of their income through such “bribes”, Schekman said in an interview.
- Faking of scientific papers on an industrial scale in China
And That Actual Science May Be Lost to the Promoters of Scienceology
- Majority of Scientific Data Lost Due Within 20 Years
The vast majority of scientific data are evaporating, never to be heard from again.
The reason, based an analysis published in the journal Current Biology, is almost boring – old email addresses and obsolete storage devices are making off with hard-earned research, according to Tim Vines, a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia, and his colleagues.
In all, Vines and his team estimated that some 80 percent of data are lost within 20 years of the publication of their accompanying study.
“Publicly funded science generates an extraordinary amount of data each year,” Vines said. “Much of these data are unique to a time and place, and is thus irreplaceable, and many other datasets are expensive to regenerate.”
But There is Enough Data Storage to Spy On You.
- The Snowden Documents and Sweden with English subtitles
NSA Mission Accomplished
- Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished
- “For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” he said. “I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”
“All I wanted was for the public to be able to have a say in how they are governed,” he said.
- “I am not trying to bring down the NSA, I am working to improve the NSA,” he said. “I am still working for the NSA right now. They are the only ones who don’t realize it.”
Spread The Word Behind The Woodshed.