Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Want to Weep Wednesday

It's not the fact that I came down with a cold yesterday afternoon, oh no, and it is not the fact that Joe Biden isn't running for president.  It's worse.

"Sunscreen blamed for killing of coral, reefs" by Darryl Fears Washington Post   October 20, 2015

That is when I had today's meltdown and stopped reading.

The sunscreen that snorkelers, beachgoers, and children romping in the waves lather on for protection is killing coral and reefs around the globe. And a new study finds that a single drop in a small area is all it takes for the chemicals in the lotion to mount an attack.

That sinks it, folks. I don't think I can read any more of this slop, be it stupid, fantastic, and literally unbelievable accounts of local events or the whopping lies regarding wars and the wider world. All the other poisons, from radiation to farm run-off to oil leaks to garbage dumped by the US Navy, has nothing to do with it. 

It's the sunscreen you are wearing, so take that off and let the sun give you skin cancer because of the hole in the ozone (don't hear about that anymore, do you. Must have been repaired).

What gets me is the advertisements say the sunscreen will stick to you even in water. I guess we are all being LIED TO -- AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

That was when I felt the tears coming.

The study, released Tuesday, was conducted in the US Virgin Islands and Hawaii several years after a chance encounter between a group of researchers on one of the Caribbean beaches, Trunk Bay, and a vendor waiting for the day’s invasion of tourists. Just wait to see what they’d leave behind, he told the scientists — ‘‘a long oil slick.’’ His comment sparked the idea for the research.

Forget about all those real oil slicks, even if they were reported and followed up. 

The vendor is the guy who gave them this lame-ass excuse they are trying to roll by us for the ruining of this planet by the elite cla$$.

Not only did the study determine that a tiny amount of sunscreen is all it takes to begin damaging the delicate corals — the equivalent of a drop of water in a half-dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools — it documented three ways that the ingredient oxybenzone breaks the coral down, robbing it of nutrients and turning it white.

Why did Colin Powell at the U.N. with his little vial of powder just come to mind? 


I'm surprised that the WORLD OCEANS are NOT COVERED by a SUNSCREEN SHEEN!

Research for the new study was conducted only on the two islands. But across the world each year, up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotions are discharged into coral reef, and much of it ‘‘contains between 1 and 10 percent oxybenzone,’’ the authors said.

They estimate that places at least 10 percent of reefs at risk of high exposure, judging from how reefs are located in popular tourism areas.

The study follows a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report warning that pollution is undermining the health of coral, rendering it unable to resist bleaching and unable to recover from its effects.

Oh, it supports always wrong NOAA and that crew of liars. 

Where is that trash barrel?


Meanwhile, over at the place where 300 tons of radioactive cooling water is being dumped into the Pacific every day, day after day, for the last 4-1/2 years:

"Fukushima worker gets aid for cancer" New York Times News Service  October 20, 2015

TOKYO — A man who developed leukemia after working on a cleanup crew at the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been awarded workers’ compensation by the Japanese government, in what amounts to the first official acknowledgment that exposure to radiation at the disaster site may have caused cancer.

No kidding? Who would have thunk it, especially with them all returning to resettle

And whadda ya' mean, MAY HAVE? 

Global warming spew is a certainty (even though it is not), but this here -- MAY BE! 

They are TEARS of RAGE now, readers, regarding this -- oh, that explains it -- NYT POS!

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on Tuesday that the man, whom it did not identify, installed protective covers over damaged reactor buildings between October 2012 and December 2013.

More than 40,000 workers have participated in the vast cleanup effort at Fukushima Daiichi since the plant was struck 4½ years ago by a tsunami, leading to multiple reactor meltdowns and blanketing the area with toxic debris. Several workers have since been found to have cancer and are seeking compensation from public insurance programs or the plant’s owner, the Tokyo Electric Power Co., known as TEPCO.

The compensation awarded to the man would cover treatment costs by supplementing his standard national health insurance.

Workers’ claims are both politically and medically fraught.

Why? Don't governments and corporations exist to serve their people and humanity? 

That's been the impression I've been given over here in AmeriKa!

Pinpointing the cause of any individual cancer is usually impossible and, with so many workers involved, some cases would inevitably arise regardless of radiation exposure.

Here we go! Explaining it all away. We dunno!!!

About 1 in 150 Japanese is diagnosed with cancer each year, according to the country’s National Cancer Center. The disease is by far the leading cause of death in Japan.


Questions about the Fukushima accident’s health effects have fueled a polarizing national debate.

Why? Don't authorities care about the environment in which people live? What's polarizing about that?

About 80,000 former residents remain displaced from the vicinity of the plant, and although the government is gradually rolling back the evacuation zone and spending $10 billion to scrape up contaminated soil, many say they do not want to return. Radiation levels are well below what most scientists say are dangerous, but they are still measurably higher than they were before the disaster — a confounding signal for people making consequential decisions about their lives. 

When the elite start building luxury high-rises there let me know.

I'm not confounded by any of this slop anymore. It's all rank-rot $hit propaganda, period.

Plant workers faced a different magnitude of risk. TEPCO has been criticized for the sometimes sloppy training and protection it has offered cleanup workers at Fukushima, many of whom are unskilled and hired through subcontractors and labor brokers.  

Oh, the clean-up effort was also riddled with mismanagement and incompetence, huh?


Also seeSea turtle stranded on Barnstable shore

The cold has arrived early despite the boiling seas.


You understand the emotion, right?

Additionally, the Globe is acting all funny with it's 503 Errors making this thankless task even more annoying, so what I think I'm going to do this afternoon is check some blogs, then grab some yummy chicken soup, take a spot on the couch, and watch some baseball.

I don't know what tomorrow will bring. I may not even update let alone post. There is only so much obfuscation, distortion, deceit, and insult a person can take before breaking down and bawling.


Truth about 9/11 would take down the US as a global empire: Scholar

That cheered me up a bit.