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Monday, 30 January 2012

This seems to be the cause of disruption to Sats and communations

Jan. 24, 2012 HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES HIT THE EARTH Our planet is being bombarded by high-energy particles unleashed by the strongest solar storm since 2005, scientists say. The charged particles are mostly a concern for satellites - which they can disrupt - . But they can also cause communication problems for aircraft travelling near the poles. The geomagnetic storm has been caused by a potent flare that erupted from the Sun at 0400 GMT on Monday. The effects are likely to be felt on Earth throughout Wednesday. A more benign effect of the outpouring of particles is the ability to see aurorae, or "Northern lights", farther south than is usually possible. IS this the reason everyone has been having a lot of trouble recently with communication, and the fact this is likely to get much worst. I remember reading a year or so ago, on a New Age web site, that this was likely to happen. But as usual it was dismissed as new age rubbish by mainstream Scientists. NASA was keen to assure us all that Planet X does not not exist and there was no change of anything colliding with the Earth in 2012 , well were was that Asteroid hiding ,that they said came very close to Earth on approx the 26th Jan. If they could miss that, what else could they miss. Planet X ? The same about if the poles do shift. Lots of calming noises, no idea what would really happen. It has happen before, quite true, but tell us what damage was done.t they do no know the answer, that is no crime, but would it not help more trying to find out what the result was. Does it really matter about Global warming if several super Volcanoes erupt at the same time, and we end up with the same effect as nuclear winter. It is the problems they know they already have they should be trying to find solutions. love Rosemary

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

"Further mystery Seal Deaths"

53 dead fur seals wash up on South Australia beach
Posted on January 16, 2012
January 16, 2012 – AUSTRALIA – More than 50 New Zealand fur seals have washed up dead on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and will be examined at Adelaide University to determine how they died. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the bodies of 51 juveniles and two young adults were found near Port Lincoln and at Wanna Beach in the Lincoln National Park. Dr. Lucy Woolford from Adelaide University says three seals have been collected for post-mortem examinations, which will be conducted on Tuesday morning. “These seals appear to have died a few days ago, so they’re in a state of decomposition so we’re trying to see how much information we can gain from those,” she said. “[We have found] no immediate signs of injury from the seals we’ve looked at so far.” New Zealand fur seals are a protected species found along Australia’s south coast and along the coast of New Zealand’s South Island. They can grow to weigh up to 250 kilograms, but males usually average about 125kg and are considered docile, although they will attack if provoked. –ABC News Is this a cover up by a Government not Releasing the true story

What is being kept hidden

Friday, 13 January 2012

I have copied this post

This should be of interest to you Wolfie, and I hope others as well

Fukushima’s Radiation Round-Up: How Bad Is It?

The world is finely attuned to nuclear disaster. In the past two weeks, global monitoring stations designed to detect the detonation of atomic bombs began alerting the world to what it already knew: a disaster was unfolding at Fukushima nuclear power plant, and radioactive particles had escaped. Radioactivity is a devilish thing to track: it’s easier to determine trace levels of radiation thousands of miles away in Massachusetts or Scotland than it is to determine the precise danger posed by contamination in the area surrounding Fukushima’s six stricken reactors. The threat must be assessed piecemeal, often by mobile measuring units navigating through a disaster zone. Even without any further leaks, it may take weeks before the full extent of radioactive release from Fukushima–and the implications for human health–are known.  Health officials will be focusing on several different types of radiation.
Environmental Radiation In the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima crisis, radiation escaped into the atmosphere through hydrogen explosions and steam deliberately vented from the reactor buildings. This is the only known source of radiation since the incident—reports of contaminated crops, sea and tap water are likely to have been caused when radioactive airborne particles from these early leaks fell to earth or water.
Environmental or background radiation remains high outside the 20 km (12.5 mile) “exclusion zone” surrounding the Fukushima plant. However, these “high” levels are not considered highly dangerous to human health. On March 28, the highest reading occurred approximately 20 km from the Fukushima plant at 78 microsieverts per hour. At that level, an individual would have to stand outdoors, unshielded, for 27 consecutive days in order to reach the maximum annual limit allowed for workers at a U.S. nuclear power plant.¹ It would require double that amount of time before that individual would face a (very slightly) elevated risk of cancer. Even so, high levels may be unacceptable to full-time inhabitants of the area, so eventually clean up crews will need to scrub streets and buildings to remove longer-lived radioactive particles. A decision will also need to be made about whether the area inside the exclusion zone can ever be inhabited again.
If no further radiation is released, public health will almost certainly not be threatened by radiation beyond the immediate vicinity of Fukushima, and certainly not as far away as the United States—that includes potential risks from contaminated water, milk and crops in the U.S. and elsewhere. On Tuesday, Massachusetts became the latest U.S. state to detect trace levels of radiation in collected rain water. But experts say that even in a worst-case scenario at Fukushima, radioactivity would be so diluted by the time it arrived on U.S. soil as to be rendered harmless.
However, a local health disaster could still occur in Japan.  Greenpeace says that simulations of radioactive  dispersion effects for a reactor similar to those found at  Fukushima— the Biblis pressurized water reactor in Germany— found that following a total, “worst-case” release form a reactor core, even people staying indoors at a distance of 25 km (15.5 miles) could die of acute radiation sickness. Emergency workers continue to try to prevent such a scenario, but the Japanese Prime Minister said on March 28 that the the country remains on “maximum alert.”
*Contamination of the Ocean: In the latest challenge at Fukushima, emergency workers scrambled on March 28 to stop highly contaminated water from reaching the ocean. A series of underground tunnels containing radioactive water open only a few hundred yards from the sea, and workers brought in sand bags to try to prevent a leakage. Already, however, marine monitoring stations have picked up contamination as far off as 30 km (19 miles) from shore, probably after particles deposited in the sea following the explosions and venting in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. Radioactive elements in the ocean can enter the human food chain via fish and shellfish, but the IAEA website states “It is still too early to draw conclusions for expected concentrations in marine food.” Further testing is ongoing.
Ground Contamination: So far, high levels of iodine-131 and cesium-137 have been detected in the ground around Fukushima. Iodine-131 decays quickly, so is of less concern than cesium, which can stay in the soil for hundreds of years. The IAEA reports that the highest level of “daily deposition” for cesium-137 was recorded at the Yamagata prefecture on March 26 at 1,200 becquerels per square meter. At that rate, it would take more than a year before Cesium-137 levels rose to the threshold of 555,000 bacquerels per square meter that triggered strict land-use controls after the Chernobyl incident. Even so, it’s difficult to ascertain the danger posed by ground contamination due to the way the IAEA records deposition levels. The Union of Concerned Scientists has complained that the IAEA has “failed to establish a consistent reporting framework so the public can assess whether radionuclide release rates are changing”–i.e. it’s difficult to know if the problem of ground contamination is getting worse, and why.
Tap Water Contamination: Tokyo suffered a public health scare last week when officials reported that tap water contained more iodine-131 than was safe for infants. Most of the iodine-131 quickly decayed or was diluted, however, and the tap water in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan is now safe. The highest levels of iodine-131 was recorded at 90 becquerel per litre, according to the IAEA. The Japanese limits for the ingestion of drinking water by infants—who are most sensitive to radiation exposure—is 100 becquerel per litre.
Food Contamination: According to the IAEA, samples of fruits and vegetables in six prefectures around Fukushima reported abnormal levels of radioactive contamination.  One sample of wasabi flower from Fukushima prefecture measured above the regulated values for iodine and cesium set by Japanese safety authorities.  However in the remaining five prefectures, cesium-137 was not detected or the results were below regulation values. A delegation from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization met with local government authorities on March 27 to discuss a mitigation strategy to deal with contaminated foods.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration., all milk and milk products and vegetables and fruits produced or manufactured from four Japanese prefectures around Fukushima–and locally-sourced seafood, too—will be detained upon entry into the United State and tested for radionuclide contamination. However, the heavy damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami to the region means few products are currently being exported from that region of Japan anyway. Food and dairy production in the U.S. will not be effected, according to the FDA.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Tower

Re posting this originally done31 8 09 on the defunct Spaces site.

Scrabo Tower

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scrabo Tower
Scrabo Tower, from across Strangford Lough.
Scrabo Tower (Irish: Túr Scrabo) is located to the west of Newtownards in County DownNorthern Ireland.
The landmark, which is visible from most of north Down, was built on a volcanic plug[1] above the town in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry who was one of the Duke of Wellington's generals during the Napoleonic Wars. The 3rd Marquis, or "Warring Charlie" as he was also known, inherited the title and family seat of Mount Stewart after his brother, the 2nd Marquis, committed suicide. The 2nd Marquis is better known as Viscount Castlereagh who served a term as Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
The tower was built to designs attributed to Charles Lanyon and WH Lynn, and now stands in a country park. The park has several woodland walks and parkland through Killynether Wood. The view from the hill and the summit of the tower extends across Strangford Lough, scattered with its many islands, to the Mountains of Mourne and the Scottish coast. The tower houses two floors of displays and a climb of 122 steps takes the visitor to the open viewing level. Scrabo Country Park is always open, admission to the park and the tower is free.
Scrabo Golf Club is looked down on by Scrabo Tower and the tower overlooks most of the course.

                        The Tower

Standing on the headland top,
Tall, Brooding and alone,
Made of dark weather beaten stone,
A sentinel of Earth, Sea,and Sky.

Often draped with gauzy veils of cloud
Or covered in fogs thick blanket.
Caressed by moonbeams silvery light.
Hugged by the sun's warm light

What hidden secrets do you know,
What wondrous tales could you tell
What is the mystery hidden their
For that is what I yearn to know

That is Strabo Tower on a nice day, but on a dark winters day it completely changes its character 
The quote from the poem by Robert Browning " Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came" really seems to apply 
to it. Then you see it properly in its Brooding Majesty

luv Rosemary

Came across this

Diseased seals washing ashore in Alaska being tested for possible Fukushima radiation exposure

The world seems to be ignoring what is happening in Japan, at Fukushima plant There is very little news about it , the Japanese seem to have managed a news cover up, and the rest of the world does not seem to care. It is the people and the environment in that region of Japan who will pay the highest price. If the tests in Alaska proves they are affected by Japan's nuclear disaster, by Radiation exposure, and it is starting to affect other countries Then perhaps the world will start to take notice.   The Japanese Government and the Electric Company are putting effort in covering their  loss of Face, than trying to do something about the contaminated of the environment they caused, by not admitting the truth and accepting they needed help from other countries to control the situation and the suffering caused to their own people by this.