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MORE Hillary Clinton 3-11 e-mails

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Another document dump of former secretary of state, Hillay Clinton’s e-mails from 2011 after the Fukushima disaster. Even though there was a FOIA request granted they pasted white paper over all the contents of the e-mails(!).

… the State Department released an additional 1,116 pagesof former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.

The new e-mail batch:

In this e-mail they talk about the idea of spraying sea water on the super-hot wreck being a bust –



And look at the 10 yearstall on releasing anything – –



Previous post – BREAKING: Hillary Took Radiation Precautions After 3-11 (Fukushima) Secret e-mails Reveal

PETITION to get these e-mails UNCENSORED

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#NuclearCommissionSAust Ethics – an oxymoron – theme for this week


ethics-nuclearThere’ s nothing ethical about pleasing a few greedy entrepreneurs that think they can make a fortune out of introducing Small Nuclear Reactors to Australia – as the follow-up to South Australia taking in global radioactive trash.

There’s nothing ethical about the lie that taking in global radioactive trash will solve South Australia’s unemployment problem .

There’s nothing ethical about planning to saddle South Australia with the biggest white elephant and stranded asset in human history. A radioactive trash dump makes no money. (That’s why no other country wants to do this)

I could imagine one scenario in which taking in radioactive trash might be ethical. Imagine if one country – for example, Japan, decided to completely shut down all nuclear activities, and had trouble organising a waste repository. A global good citizen, such as Australia, might help them out in this.

But there’s no global citizenship in the Royal Commission plan…

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February 20 Energy News



6 Reasons Al Gore Believes ‘We Will Prevail’ in Climate Fight • Al Gore admitted to the TED2016 audience in Vancouver on Wednesday, “every night on the news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation.” But he maintained, “I am extremely optimistic. We are going to win this. We will prevail.” [EcoWatch]

Al Gore struck a note of optimism during his TED2016 talk in Vancouver. “Change can happen faster than we think,” he argued. Al Gore struck a note of optimism during his TED2016 talk in Vancouver. “Change can happen faster than we think,” he argued.

Science and Technology:

¶ Smart microgrids provide higher reliability and more efficient operation of distributed generation assets than conventional systems. Siemens is participating in a community energy resiliency grant program in New York State and optimizing electrical generation at a Native American reservation in California. [Justmeans]

¶ Researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have found an energy storage solution that could use of waste from processing apples…

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Nuclear News , Royal Commission Special This Week


a-cat-CANOn 15th February Commissioner Kevin Scarce delivered the “tentative findings” of South Australia’s NuclearFuel Cycle Royal Commission.  In short, these were:

  • Major recommendation for South Australia to make billions by importing, managing, storing and disposing of nuclear waste.
  • Low key support for uranium mining expansion.
  • Not supportive (at present) for uranium enrichment, further processing. But at the same time favours nuclear fuel leasing.
  • Not supportive of nuclear power, but South Australia should prepare for it anyway, perhaps needed later on.

Mainstream Media responses to the report varied from jubilant in South Australia to pretty much ignored in Australia as whole. Alternative media was a lot more probing and critical e.g: The Conversation,  REneweconomy,  The Australia Institute  The Saturday Paper and my own website

However, the significant thing about mainstream media coverage and the lack thereof, is that there seems to be a sort of “nuclear gentlemens’ agreement” that the whole…

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Britain’s nuclear project Hinkley Point C staggers again


protest-Hinkley-CU.K.’s Nuclear Project Falters Again Feb 19, 2016  By Paul Brown / Climate News Network This Creative Commons-licensed piece first appeared at Climate News Network.

LONDON—The future of the nuclear industry in Europe took another blow this week when the French state-owned power company EDF again postponed a final decision on whether to build two large nuclear power stations in the UK. Construction will now not start before 2019, the company said.

This is the eighth time a “final investment decision” on building two European Pressurised Water Reactors (EPRs) has been postponed because the company has still to secure enough backing to finance the £18 billion (€23.26 bn) project.

The excuse this time was that the Chinese New Year celebrations had held up negotiations with the Chinese backers, who have agreed to put up one-third of the money.

Preparation of the site at Hinkley Point in the west of England…

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Cultural exchange between nuclear victim areas Maralinga and Nagasaki


Maralinga sculpture sent to Nagasaki in symbol of peace and nuclear past February 19, 2016 DOUGLAS SMITH The Advertiser

A SCULPTURE representing the Aboriginal people of the Maralinga Lands is being sent from Adelaide to Nagasaki as a symbol of peace, cultural exchange and their nuclear pasts.

The sculpture of a coolamon dish has left for Japan to be placed in the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park, which commemorates the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945, when about 73,000 people died.

The Aboriginal people of the Maralinga Lands were subjected to radioactive contamination following British nuclear testing at the site between 1956 to 1963.

The art exchange was organised through international group Nuclear Futures, founded by Professor Paul Brown to support indigenous people worldwide by expressing the legacy of the atomic age through creative…

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Fukushima couple win landmark court case against nuclear operator


Fukushima disaster: Tepco to pay couple in landmark damages case BBC News 19 Feb 16 A court in Japan has ordered the operator of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant to compensate a couple who fled radiation, even though they lived outside the evacuation zone.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) will pay 30m yen ($265,000; £185,00) for financial losses and poor health.

It is thought to be the first time Tepco has been found liable for people outside the mandatory evacuation area………Analysts say Thursday’s ruling could pave the way for many more compensation claims from such evacuees…….

The sum awarded to the couple, who have not been named but are in their 40s, is also far greater than the 11m yen proposed by a government-established centre to mediate settlements for compensation cases.

According to the written submission, the husband became depressed and developed pleurisy after the evacuation and their children were…

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More trouble for USA’s nuclear waste dump Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP)


text-relevantFlag-USATwo Contractors Cited for Radioactive Release at Nuclear Waste Sites  The companies responsible for nuclear waste are Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), which operates an Energy Department facility to store nuclear waste and Los Alamos National Security (LANS), the contractor that manages the nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory, according to the US Department of Energy.WASHINGTON (Sputnik) 

— Companies in charge of nuclear waste at two facilities in the US state of New Mexico have been cited for safety violations in connection with a 2014 underground fire and an escape of radiation into the atmosphere, the US Department of Energy said in a press release on Friday.


The companies are Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), which operates an Energy Department facility to store nuclear waste and Los Alamos National Security (LANS), the contractor that manages the nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory, according to the release.

“The violations by NWP… are associated with two events that occurred in February 2014. The first event involved a fire in a salt haul truck in the [waste storage facility] underground, and the second event…

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Australian govt’s wrong decision to dump CSIRO climate modelling – Dr John Church


Map Turnbull climateRenowned CSIRO scientist Dr John Church speaks out against decision to dump climate modelling, ABC News 19 Feb 16 By Angela Ross One of the CSIRO’s most respected scientists, Dr John Church, has spoken out against the body’s decision to scrap its climate modelling program.

A petition signed by 2,800 international scientists from more than 60 countries expressed outrage about the decision to cut two research programs under the oceans and atmosphere business unit.

“The decision to decimate a vibrant and world-leading research program shows a lack of insight and a misunderstanding of the importance of the depth and significance of Australia’s contributions to global and regional climate research,” it read……..

Dr Church argued there was no point collecting data if scientists were not there to analyse the results.

“If Australia pulls out of key activities in the southern hemisphere then that will leave significant gaps, we will be losing partnerships…

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Political pressure is the only barrier stopping renewables taking over from fossil fuels and nuclear energy


Suzuki, DavidEnergy storage gives renewables a jump-start Independent Australia, David Suzuki 20 February 2016Given the speed at which technology and inventions are advancing, it’s a no-brainer to see that the barriers to a clean energy shift are more political and psychological than technological, argues Dr David Suzuki.

REMOTE AUSTRALIAN communities often use diesel generators for power. They’re expensive to run and emit pollution and greenhouse gases. Even people who don’t rely entirely on generators use Australia’s power grid, which is mostly fuelled by polluting, climate-altering coal.

Now, one company is showing that supplying Australia’s energy needn’t be expensive or polluting.

AllGrid Energy produces 10 kilowatt-hour solar-power batteries that take advantage of Australia’s abundant sunlight and growing demand for solar panels. Their lead-acid gel battery is less expensive than Tesla’s lithium Powerwall, also available in Australia.

Many AllGrid systems are sold in indigenous communities, providing affordable energy independence.

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A Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

IPPNW peace and health blog

By Lawrence S. Wittner

Dr. Lawrence Wittner, Ph.DAlthough few people are aware of it, there has been considerable progress over the past decade toward a treaty to abolish nuclear weapons.

For many years, there had been a substantial gap between the pledges to eliminate nuclear weapons made by the signatories to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1968 and the reality of their behaviour.

To remedy this situation, in 1996 the New York-based Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy – the U.S. affiliate of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms – began to coordinate the drafting of a Model Nuclear Weapons Convention. Formulated along the lines of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force in 1997, this model nuclear convention was designed to serve as an international treaty that prohibits and eliminates nuclear weapons.

Although the late 1990s proved a difficult time for nuclear arms control and disarmament measures, the Lawyers’…

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How to get out of the Nuclear Swamp

IPPNW peace and health blog

This week I read an email exchange that made me think. Actually, it worried me deeply. In one of the messages an old friend described the Nuclear Weapons Convention – an idea many of us fought for since the early nineties – as a “fairy tale” and a “distraction”.

The authors of these mails are not government representatives from nuclear weapon states or their allies, although you might be forgiven for thinking so. Both those descriptions have been used by states that want to brush aside the idea of a convention summarily, as if only for the very stupid or naïve. No, these were colleagues.

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Passion for peace drives IPPNW research in Liberia

IPPNW peace and health blog

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Results of hospital-based research in Liberia on armed violence spearheaded by members of IPPNW was published recently by the Small Arms Survey in Switzerland. A main finding of The Value of Hospital Data – Understanding and Preventing Intentional Injury in Liberia was that the Liberian Armed Violence Observatory (LAVO) is not receiving all the data it needs to most effectively inform intervention strategies on armed violence prevention.

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U Vic Hates Dolphins

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Another rotten thing about Uranium U. (aka University of Victoria) is they are kissing cousins of this horrible animal torture chamber, The Vancouver Aquarium.

Besides trying to shut up Dana Durnford through false accusations and PR firm lies – they kidnap baby dolphins and torture them!

U. VicVancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

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Nuclear Whistleblowers Report Criminal Acts by Multiple US Government Agencies; Affidavit Ties Lockheed-Martin to Karen Silkwood’s Death.

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Nuclear Whistleblowers Proof of Criminal Acts by Multiple Government Agencies“, 3 Hour Video here: Partial summary of case below Affidavit. (This video gets more interesting as it goes along and is worthwhile, though so long we didn’t finish it. It also discusses Silkwood’s death.)

Today, February 19th, Texas born Karen Silkwood would have been 70 years old. Instead she was killed in 1974, at age 28, in a car crash while en route to meet with a New York Times reporter, and a US AEC (NRC-DOE) official.[1] She reportedly had “discovered evidence of spills, leaks, and missing plutonium…“, [2] as well as defective fuel rods, at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron Facility in Oklahoma. She had just left a union meeting, and “another attendee of that meeting later testified that Silkwood had a binder and a packet of documents with her… Silkwood’s relatives, too, confirmed that…

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Dutch medical appeal for nuclear disarmament

IPPNW peace and health blog

In September 2015, on the UN International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a medical appeal for nuclear disarmament was presented in Amsterdam. This declaration, signed with remarkable enthusiasm by 100 leading Dutch healthcare executives, clinicians, and scientists, is meant to put the urgent need for nuclear disarmament back on the societal and political agenda—not from an ideological or political viewpoint, but from a medical humanitarian one. It is now circulating within the Dutch medical community, and will be officially presented to Parliament in the coming months.

That day the NVMP, the Dutch affiliate of the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, organised a symposium about nuclear weapons for physicians and other medical professionals. It covered the medical humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapon use, and the position and role of Dutch healthcare and its allies.

The full report by Peter Buijs of NVMP and Lodewijk Wigersma of the…

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Denier’s Favorite Go-to Chart? Teensy Weensy problems..

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

bogusgraphJohn Christy’s chart, annotated to detail its problems. Illustration: Dana Nuccitelli

Science sharpshooter Dana Nuccitelli takes deadly aim at climate denialdom’s current favorite graphic.
The visual, created by Dr. John Christy and Roy Spencer,  heavily referenced in Senator Ted Cruz’s recent bogus show-hearing in December,  has not been submitted to any publication, where it might be subjected to review.

Turns out there are reasons for that.

Dana Nuccitelli in the Guardian:

There’s a chart that’s become the favorite, go-to among those who distort climate science in order to justify opposition to climate policies. It’s shown up in many conservative media outlets like The Wall Street Journal and The Australian. It’s been presented by congressional Republicans’ favorite climate witness, John Christy, in recent hearings called by Ted Cruz and Lamar Smith.

The chart, which tries to compare estimates of the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere to model…

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Exxon Knew. Was that Shell’s Game, too?

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

None dare call it conspiracy. Till now.

Oil giant Exxon planned their facilities with climate change and sea level rise in mind, even as they were funding efforts to cast doubt on the science of climate change.
Congress-people asking if Shell Oil did the same thing.

Los Angeles Times:

A Southern California congressman and two other representatives are calling for an investigation of Shell Oil over whether it deceived the public on climate change at the same time it was preparing its business operations for rising sea levels.

In a Feb. 17 letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch, the three members of Congress said growing evidence suggests there may have been “a conspiracy between Shell, Exxon Mobil and potentially other companies in the fossil fuel industry.”

U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) sent the letter along with Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont and Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania, both

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Australia’s greening cities: Adelaide leads


Australia’s greenest city: Adelaide pulls ahead of Sydney and Melbourne,Guardian, Annie Kane, 12 Feb 16  Across the nation, city councils are tackling climate change at a grassroots level, with green buildings, electric transport and ambitious emissions targets. “……Last year, Adelaide city council and the government of South Australia announced that they were working in partnership to make the state capital the “world’s first carbon neutral city” (or at least by 2025). According to a spokesman, Adelaide City Council allocates 1% of total rates to its Climate Change Action Initiatives Fund annually. In 2015/16 this is $932,000.

An action plan is in the works for later this year, but it is hoped the program will bring $10bn of low-carbon investment to the state and eradicate nearly a million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

The state has also committed to match-fund the city’s incentives…

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Solar energy trading between households a – new concept becoming a reality


solar-panels-localTrading solar-generated power between households to change the way consumers buy electricity, ABC News By consumer affairs reporter Amy Bainbridge, 18 Feb 16  The concept of bypassing major energy retailers to trade rooftop solar-generated electricity between households, small businesses and community groups is inching closer to reality.

Key points:

  • Home-based energy generation grows in popularity
  • CitiPower and Powercor, owners of poles and wires in Victoria’s power network, installing 18 solar battery power test sites
  • Companies say their grid could help facilitate home-generated power in the future
  • Community groups and homeowners eager to be part of Tesla solar battery trials

This month’s arrival of the Tesla battery in Australia is slated as a major shift in favour of consumers taking charge of their energy storage.

One Sydney entrepreneur has devised a system that would allow consumers to set up a virtual shop to trade their surplus energy with other households…

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Donations to Political parties reap #millions in subsidies to fossil fuel industry


Fossil-fuel industry gets $2,000 in ‘subsidies’ for each $1 in party donations
fossil-fuel-industryActivist group claims fossil-fuel companies’ $3.7m donations to Liberal, National and Labor parties taints the electoral process,
Guardian, Michael Slezak  17 Feb 16  Major political parties have receive $3.7m in donations from fossil-fuel companies since the last election, and will deliver $2,000 in subsidies to the industry for every dollar donated, according to a report.

“The ongoing failure of our politicians to tackle climate change is directly attributable to the political influence of the fossil-fuel industry,” said Blair Palese, the chief executive of Australia.

“If we are serious about climate solutions, we must end the cosy relationship between our politicians and the big polluters.” (Below donations by mining industries)

graph Aust mining donations

The activist organisation has launched the report alongside a campaign asking individual federal politicians to sign a “pollution-free politics pledge”, where they commit to refuse…

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Islamic State may have stolen radioactive materials, to make a “dirty bomb”


dirty bombSecurity firms deny responsibility for stolen nuclear material in Iraq, Islamic State dirty bomb fears linger , ABC News 19 Feb 16 Swiss inspections group SGS has denied any responsibility for security at the site in southern Iraq where radioactive material disappeared from last year, prompting fears it could be acquired by Islamic State militants……

Reuters released an exclusive report showing that Iraq is searching for “highly dangerous” radioactive material which the theft of has raised fears among Iraqi officials that it could be used to make a dirty bomb if acquired by IS militants.

A dirty bomb combines nuclear material with conventional explosives to contaminate an area with radiation, in contrast to a nuclear weapon, which uses nuclear fission to trigger a vastly more powerful blast.

“We are afraid the radioactive element will fall into the hands of Daesh,” a senior security official with knowledge of the theft…

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Indigenous Americans fight plan to dump nuclear waste


indigenousThese communities have suffered exposure to dangerous substances through uranium mining and milling. In Nevada, the lives of generations of Western Shoshone and Moapa Paiute have become intertwined with the history of nuclear weapons testing and, more recently, the disposal of nuclear waste from faraway power plants.

“There are multiple problems. Moving the waste is a problem. High risk, unnecessary risk. If the company is ever going to benefit from nuclear power they should process it and store it themselves. Stop shipping it across the country and exposing the population to a potential disaster”

antnuke-relevanttext-relevantThe Battle Continues To Stop Yucca Mountain From Becoming A Nuclear Waste Dump Not far from the site of 40 years of nuclear weapons testing, a proposed long-term nuclear waste dump draws opposition from the Shoshone and Paiute Nations, environmental activists and even Nevada state officials. MintPress News, By Derrick Broze February 18, 2016 The…

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World’s most expensive and toxic “stranded asset” – Nuclear Waste Dump For South Australia


Scarce thanks expertsNuclear Royal Commission: What’s Scarce in Kevin’s Report,Independent Australia
 17 February 2016,The Scarce Report recommends South Australia being storing the world’s nuclear waste, opening the door for nuclear power generation in Australia in the future, writes Noel Wauchope.

Kevin Scarce’s Report on the “tentative findings” of the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Chain (I mean Cycle) Royal Commission runs to 42 pages. Still, he manages to leave a few questions unanswered and, indeed, a few questions not even asked, as well as leaving a few grey areas to be brushed over in a suitably vague manner.


The major recommendation of the Report is for South Australia to make billions by importing, managing, storing and disposing of nuclear waste.

Who pays up first?

An interesting question – and grey area – is exactly who would be responsible for paying for the building of the nuclear waste facilities; for the construction of the dedicated…

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World Health Organisation report: even low dose radiation causes cancer


text ionisingEven low doses of radiation increase risk of dying from leukaemia in nuclear workers, says IARC  Lyon, France, 22 June 2015 – A logo WHOstudy coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, shows that protracted exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation can cause leukaemia. The study, published today in The Lancet Haematology, shows that the risk of death from leukaemia increases linearly with the radiation dose.

 “To date, this study provides the most precise evaluation of the risk of developing leukaemia linked to the protracted low doses of radiation received by nuclear workers throughout their careers,” says IARC researcher Dr Ausrele Kesminiene, a study co-author. “It shows that the nuclear workers we studied have a small increase in the risk of dying from leukaemia as their exposure to radiation increases.”
 Low-dose exposures are typical of…

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Eckhart Tolle – How to Dissolve the Emotional Pain Body; Accessing The Power Of Now – Pain Can Only Feed On Pain, And Wants More; You Want To Inflict Pain Or Suffer Pain, Or Both, Afraid Of Light

Eckhart Tolle – How to Dissolve the Emotional Pain Body; Accessing The Power Of Now – Pain Can Only Feed On Pain, And Wants More; You Want To Inflict Pain Or Suffer Pain, Or Both, Afraid Of Light

Some people happily feed on pain, and enjoy inflicting pain plus suffering on other people. Why? Where does this come from? How is this unhappy and very distressing situation resolved either within one person or between two or more people? 



Eckhart Tolle is a famous self help spiritual author. Eckhart Tolle has written the book The Power of Now. Eckhart Tolle teaches meditation, and talks a lot about the pain body and the ego. Eckhart Tolle also preaches being in the moment, something that can help better your life in every aspect, such as relationships with other people, and as a cure for all mental issues such as depression and anxiety. Eckhart Tolle has been interviewed by celebrities such as Oprah, teaching the general public to be present to the moment and let go of the ego and the pain body.


Michael Wheaton I see a lot of similarities in the teachings of Krishnamurti here. Eckhart Tolle just presents them from a different perspective. But the core element of being consciously present in the moment when observing the pain-body is just a different way of saying “active attention” that Krishnamurti used to describe the same process. Excellent video. I learned a few things here. Thanks for posting!
Lisa Seckold I prefer the Buddha’s explanation of pain/suffering, as springing from either attachment or aversion. Then when I notice pain arising, I look for what I’m attached to (praise? gain?) or averse to (blame? loss?) which usually lies at the root of it – and the pain dissolves. To concretise pain as a ‘pain body’ just gives me something else to feel averse to. And a label to dismiss someone else’s reality with. That said, I’m finding much that’s helpful in Eckhart’s videos.

Full healing session with Eckhart Tolle


12 Ways To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Change Or Negative Emotions; Use NLP, EMF or EMDR To Become A Master Of Your Emotions, Break Addictions To Drugs, Shopping, Etc.

The Stages Of Grief In Response To Trauma, Abuse, Loss, Disasters Such as Fukushima, or Loss And How To Move Through To Transcendence

The Power Of Compassionate Deep Listening Inside Self And Inside Of A Sacred Circle, Healing Ourselves And Each Other, So That We Can Then Heal The World

Deep Gazing Exercise; Braco Is Example Of Deep Gazing Practicioner

Dr. Reich MD And Tesla; Life Energy, Oranur and Orgone Energy Nuclear Radiation Neutralizing Experiment; via @AGreenRoad

[PBS] The Mystery of Chi Energy, Known As The Life Force And Chinese Healing System – Bill Moyers

Kirlian Cameras Can See Auras/Emotions, Invisible Energy Fields And How Conscious Intent Can Influence Our Environment Or World

Dr. Barry Goodman; How To Clear Yourself Of Other Peoples Negative Energy
Eckhart Tolle – How to Dissolve the Emotional Pain Body; Accessing The Power Of Now – Pain Can Only Feed On Pain, And Wants More; You Want To Inflict Pain Or Suffer Pain, Or Both, Afraid Of Light

Greg Braden; The Science Behind Miracles And Heart Based Living; Proof of Healing With Prayer, Using Power Of Love

The Force And Power Of Love As A Positive Tipping Point, And What Movies Teach Us About Love

Introduction To Non Denominational Interfaith Prayer Partnering; How It Works And Why It Is Necessary


Emotional plus mental pain and suffering is universal. As the above articles point out, there is no lack of solutions. Rather, there is an unconscious need for and desire to experience pain and inflict pain on others. Becoming conscious is in part becoming aware of this negative, downward spiraling action and reaction, born of duality and an illusionary belief in an ego self.

Moving beyond ego/mind is a like a child becoming an adult; it is necessary, healthy and normal. Being in pain and covering it up with drugs, surgery or unconscious addictions does not resolve or heal, but rather, makes the pain worse and worse. 

When someone is angry, fearful or stuck in shame, blame, envy or other emotion, it helps to understand that they are creating a prison of their own making. Hold them in the light. See them as their higher self. Doing this will help that person become more aware of themselves and the box that they are living in. 
True freedom is in part becoming aware of these unconscious patterns of fear, attack, pain and emotional cycles that are nothing but illusion and ego. True freedom is letting go of these illusions and being more and more aware, awake in the moment to the true limitless potential of Self.

For a really conscious revolution to happen, it first has to happen inside of each person, on an individual level. Then the revolution will happen outwardly. A true and sustainable revolution starts inside, not outside. Become peaceful. Become aware of your true Self. Wake up to the reality beyond the physical reality. Of course, the process of gaining consciousness is a never ending one, so the revolutionary has work to do that never ends, inside.

This is also important to understand in the worldly context because it offers hope in a world that is seemingly without hope. The light and consciousness within can never be taken away, and it is something we can take with us.

What many in the world consider worth pursuing is illusion and cannot be taken along. Each person has free will and makes their choice of what to value, what to pursue, what to seek out or what to condemn, attack or fear. Every religion offers a doorway into this same freedom. There is always a path up the mountain. There are many paths that lead to the peak. Follow the path less traveled, which leads within.

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Dr Dennis Matthews Critiques the Nuclear Royal Commission’s Findings


Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Tentative Findings – A Critique Dr Dennis Matthews (BSc Hon, PhD) 18 Feb 16 In supporting uranium mining the Commissioner states that post-decommissioning impacts are addressed by a regulator holding a financial security or bond but then admits that the state’s largest uranium mining project, Olympic Dam, is exempt from this requirement.

hypocrisy-scaleThe commissioner states “Without nuclear power generation, a used fuel reprocessing facility would not be needed in South Australia, nor would it be commercially viable.” He then goes on to say that it is therefore unnecessary to address the environmental and health risks of reprocessing. However, when it comes to discussing nuclear power for SA he says “It would be wise to plan now to ensure that nuclear power would be available should it be required”. The basis for not considering the environmental and health risks of reprocessing is therefore invalid.

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Progress at WIPP

Cumbria Trust

WIPP Update from the U.S. Department of Energy

February  2016

Anniversary of Fire, Radiological Events Marks Major Progress at WIPP

February 2016 marks two years since the underground fire and radiological release events forced the temporary closure of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), near Carlsbad, New Mexico.  Since that time much progress has been made in the recovery of the underground including mine stability and habitability, initial panel closure, radiological risk remediation and the addition of an interim ventilation system. Additionally, in response to investigations from the Accident Investigation Boards (AIB), the site has made significant changes to all safety management programs and is in the process of revising the Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) that establishes the safety envelope for all activities on the WIPP site.

As recovery actions at the site begin to wind down, DOE and NWP will begin a series of readiness…

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February 18 Energy News



Why the U.S. is cutting carbon emissions no matter what happens with the Supreme Court • The power sector in the US is transforming to a much less carbon-intensive future, the precise thing that the Clean Power Plan aims for. This is neither a legal development, nor political. It is largely a business decision. [Washington Post]

Scaled Wind Farm Technology in Lubbock, Texas. Photo by Mark Rumsey, photo. Wikimedia Commons. Scaled Wind Farm Technology in Lubbock, Texas. Photo by Mark Rumsey, photo. Wikimedia Commons.


¶ Venezuela is raising petrol prices for the first time in 20 years, although the president claims it will still be the world’s cheapest. President Nicolas Maduro said pump prices of premium fuel would rise from the equivalent of $0.01 a litre to about $0.60. The cost of lower grade petrol would rise to about $0.10 a litre. [BBC]

¶ Telstra Corporation, an Australian telecommunications concern, plans to speed up the…

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US Radiation Release Rule for I-131 Patients Allowing High Public Exposure Comes Back On Hospital ER Causing Panic

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US Hospitals are ok with sending home patients, who are irradiating family members and sometimes the general public through their breath, urine, etc. But, they don’t want them to come back to the hospital who made them radioactive! Of course, it is not the fault of the health-care workers. But, neither is it the fault of the hapless person who may be unknowingly exposed to high levels of ionizing radiation, nor the hotel worker who may have to clean-up after them, unknowingly exposed to high levels of ionizing radiation.

Today, a Pennsylvania Emergency Room reported an “Unplanned Contamination” “event” to the US NRC. How much were other people in the ER exposed to, before it was discovered that the person had been treated with radioactive I 131? The healthcare workers probably only stayed near the patient for a few minutes. How long were other patients exposed? The person…

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Could Flint Become a Model of Water Sustainability?

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Sometimes breakdown immediately precedes breakthrough.

The water issues that have come to light in Flint, Michigan, just 60 miles from my home, are emblematic of wider problems in aging infrastructure throughout the US, and elsewhere, that will only become more accute with increasing populations and encroaching climate change.
But maybe this is a chance to rethink the problem and work smarter, not harder or more expensively..

Matt Grocoff for Michigan Radio:

There are lingering fears that nothing will be the same in Flint. But maybe things shouldn’t be the same. What if there is a better way for Flint and other cities to harvest and deliver life-enhancing water?

People across the nation are judging Flint as an epic failure of leadership and poor choices. There is no doubt that Flint’s water crisis is an unqualified failure of democracy, but it is also a century-old failure of design and systems thinking.

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Organic Farming as a Climate Hedge

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This piece is worthwhile assuming it reaches people who did not already know how valuable organic farming is going to be in a climate altered world.

I’ve heard a lot of folks argue about the relative nutrient value of organic food, see below, as well as the merits of chemicals vs no chemicals, but the real value of organic, in my mind, is the understanding that soil is a living organism, and that building and maintaining it are critical if we think humans are going to stick around for a while.


Organic farming – long held to be irrelevant in tackling world hunger – could be key to feeding the world as global warming takes hold, one of the biggest studies ever to be carried out into the “contentious” practice has concluded.

The research, which has reviewed hundreds of studies stretching back over four decades, not only overturns conventional…

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North Korea and the missile threat

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North Korea has again launched a missile. Several of the previous launches have malfunctioned and whether any of the successful ones have achieved the intended distance and accuracy is unknown. But with enough missiles, reliable or not, and several sufficiently lightweight and sturdy nuclear charges, a bomb might, in the future, reach Okinawa or Alaska, or even further.

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As Oil Crashes, Renewables Soar

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The slump in oil prices that’s brought upheaval and cost-cutting to the traditional energy industry spared renewables such as solar and wind, which raked in a record $329.3 billion of investment last year.

The 4 percent increase in clean energy technology spending from 2014 reflected tumbling prices for photovoltaics and wind turbines as well as a few big financings for offshore wind farms on the drawing board for years, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance released on Thursday.

“These figures are a stunning riposte to all those who expected clean energy investment to stall on falling oil and gas prices,” said Michael Liebreich, founder of the London-based research arm of Bloomberg LP. “They highlight the improving cost-competitiveness of solar and wind power.”

The slump in oil prices that’s brought upheaval and cost-cutting to the traditional energy industry spared renewables such as solar and wind, which raked in…

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Pope Francis: “The Earth Herself, Burdened & Laid waste, Is Among the Most Abandoned & Maltreated Of Our Poor”; The Earth Healed by the Sun; Indigenous Populations Have Much to Teach About Harmony with Nature

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Pope Francis continues his message of being good stewards, i.e. caretakers, of the earth and all that is in it. He suggests that there is much to learn from indigenous traditions in this regard. He quotes “‘The dawn rises on all of the tribes together. The face of the earth was immediately healed by the sun’.” (Pope Francis, 16 Feb, 2016, VIS)
Palenque Mexico Photo by Carlos Adampol Galindo, CC-BY-SA, via Flickr
Due to Pope Francis’ concern about the destruction of the environment, one can guess that this may have a double meaning – firstly Jesus as the “Great Sun” who heals the land, but also the ability of the sun itself to heal the land by providing safe, renewable energy, (including passive solar). Interestingly, not only the Maya used “Great Sun” as a Kingship term, but the Natchez Indians of the lower Mississippi Valley, many of whom were sold into slavery in the Caribbean by the French.

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Omigawd! A Senior Labor politician who is Not A Fan of Nuclear!


Albanese, AnthonyAlbanese ‘cautious’ on SA nuclear proposal  9 News 17 Feb 16 Senior Labor figure Anthony Albanese says he is “very cautious” about a proposed high-level nuclear waste dump in South Australia’s outback.

This comes after opposition leader Bill Shorten indicated he was open to a royal commission recommendation that SA earn billions of dollars and create thousands of jobs by storing and disposing nuclear waste.

But Labor’s infrastructure spokesman Mr Albanese appears more wary of the proposal, telling 5AA radio “I would be very cautious about it”.

 “You should examine it and all the implications and there should be a community debate,” he said.

Mr Albanese also said he was “not a fan” of the nuclear fuel cycle and said renewable energies were more economically viable………

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The Nuclear Commission findings do not bode well for Australia’s renewable energy development

Moving back into the dark ages…


The repeal of the carbon price and the stalling of renewable energy development has put Australia on a path to increase emissions to record levels and will likely not reach a peak before 2030.

The nuclear industry is essentially counting on failure on these tasks, and then having some sort of Marshall plan to allow for the extra expense of nuclear generation.

Parkinson-Report-Nuclear commission findings spell more trouble for wind and solar in Australia REneweconomy, By Giles Parkinson on 15 February 2016 The South Australian Royal Commission into the nuclear fuel cycle has conceded that nuclear power is not a viable alternative for Australia, but has urged authorities to consider it anyway – in what could have serious implications for the roll out of renewable energy across the country.

The commission delivered the results of its “tentative” findings on Monday, indicating that it supports the establishment of a nuclear waste…

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Time Australian governments stopped pretending that Adani and coal are viable


Instead of continuing to mouth support for coal mining, it is time our political leaders develop a serious plan for a fair transition for the hard-working Australians whose jobs are already being lost, and a coherent energy policy that sees Australia rapidly transition to renewable energy and take on the threat of climate change.
Behind The Spin, Adani And Coal Are In Trouble, New Matilda By Nikola Casule on February 15, 2016 Government handouts to mining companies will only delay the inevitable. It’s time to work on a real jobs transition plan before it’s too late, writes Greenpeace’s Nikola Casule.

You have to hand it to Adani Australia chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj. Despite years-long delays on Adani’s Queensland Carmichael coal mine – a project mired in court challenges and no realistic prospect of obtaining the financing it needs to proceed – Mr Janakaraj retains a cheerful disposition. Last week 

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Kind of incestuous: pro Nuclear Commission quotes its own pro nuclear Commissioner


Despite what nuclear boosters tell us about wind and solar, numerous reports, including by the Australian Energy Market Operator, the French government, and various think tanks, say 100% renewable energy based largely around wind and solar is perfectly feasible, and will likely even reduce costs.

Brook,-Barry-glowsNuclear commission findings spell more trouble for wind and solar in Australia REneweconomy, By Giles Parkinson on 15 February 2016  “………The Royal Commission has chosen to run with some of those myths, which is disappointing, but not surprising given that one of the biggest proponents is a web-site operated by one of the commissioners, Professor Barry Brook. A paper co-authored by Brook is repeatedly cited in the commission’s report and by pro-nuclear submissions to the commission.

Among these myths, promoted by Scarce on Monday, is the need for more peaking gas and imports in South Australia because of the growth in wind and solar…

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Aboriginal Elders accuse authorities of paying lip service only to traditional owners objection to nuclear waste dumping


Aboriginal elders on Tuesday accused authorities of paying lip service to traditional owners’ fears that waste could be dumped in the outback.

logo ANFAAustralian Nuclear Free Alliance co-chair and Kokatha-Mula woman Sue Coleman-Haseldine says the proposal threatens her people’s spiritual health.

“We can’t survive in this world without our culture and the land is the main part of that. We’ve got sacred sites, we’ve got Dreamtime stories out there,” she told AAP on Tuesday.

“We don’t seem to be able to get this through the government’s heads, the people’s heads. All they see is the dollar signs.” 9 News Feb 16 

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Import of nuclear waste a burden on future generations


Royal Commission bubble burstWhy would the world accept Australia’s offer to store nuclear waste? Mark Diesendorf While acknowledging that nuclear electricity is not commercially viable in South Australia, the Royal Commission’s tentative findings give strong support to the extraordinary notion that the state should attempt to profit by storing high-level nuclear waste from countries that do have nuclear power.

The scheme envisages a combination of above-ground temporary storage in dry casks, together with storage in a permanent underground repository. In practice, almost all the imported waste would be stored initially in dry casks for several decades before being transferred to the proposed underground storage area, where they would have to be managed for hundreds of thousands of years.

I will examine each of the two storage systems separately.

Temporary above-ground storage

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of high-level waste from nuclear power stations, both spent fuel rods and reprocessed…

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South Australian Royal Commission a “Trojan Horse” for radioactive waste dump push


Nuclear waste is zombie waste: Australia must not become a dumping ground Dave Sweeney, Guardian 17 Feb 16   The royal commission into the nuclear fuel cycle was a Trojan horse for potential international radioactive waste disposal in outback Australia  Just under 12 months ago South Australian premier Jay Weatherill announced a nuclear fuel cycle royal commission to look into opportunities to expand the nuclear industry in his state.

The move surprised many at the time both because SA is a national leader in renewable energy production and also because uranium prices and production had plummeted following the Australian uranium-fuelled Fukushima crisis.

But while the commission might have been a surprise, its interim findings – released this week in Adelaide – were not.

The commission, headed by former state governor Kevin Scarce, was tasked with examining development options over four broad areas: uranium mining, expanded uranium processing, domestic nuclear…

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Civil liberties under threat in Western Australia. UN urges WA govt to withdraw anti protest Bill


flag-UN.civil-liberty-2smUN urges WA Government not to bring in anti-protest laws, ABC News, By Briana Shepherd, 16 Feb 16  The United Nations has called on the West Australian Government to withdraw controversial new legislation that imposes harsh penalties on protesters.

The proposed laws were first introduced into Parliament in March 2015, and the Government insists it will only target radical protesters using devices like chains or thumb locks to block or stop lawful activities.

But the UN said it would “result in criminalising lawful protests and silencing environmentalists and human rights defenders”.

“If the bill passes, it would go against Australia’s international obligations under international human rights law, including the rights to freedom of opinion and expression as well as peaceful assembly and association,” the UN Human Rights Office said in a statement.

“The bill would criminalise a wide range of legitimate conduct by creating criminal offences for the acts of…

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February 17 Energy News



Clean Power Doesn’t Need a Federal Plan • Last week, the Supreme Court put a stopper on the US Clean Power Plan. From the get-go, the CPP was criticized for being unconstitutional and unnecessary. Well, barring the legal applications of the plan, at least one of those accusations may turn out to be true… [Energy and Capital]

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¶ In Germany and Portugal, a new drop-in biofuels process has emerged which is cost competitive with $30 oil, according to the inventors. The process breaks even with crude oil, on an 10-year amortized basis for capex, at roughly $20.30 per barrel of crude oil (assuming refining costs of $8.66 per barrel). []

¶ Irish renewable energy firm, Solar 21 has acquired the project rights to build a 22-MW biomass power plant in England. The plant will be built on a 64-acre site…

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Trump Reminds GOP of Bush’s 9/11 Failure and Iraq War Lies

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Published on Sunday, February 14, 2016
Trump Booed for Reminding GOP of Bush’s 9/11 Failure and Iraq War Lies As Jeb says he tired of people ‘blaming my brother’ – assault on Bush legacy exposes how sensitive GOP voters remain when it comes to grotesque failures of 9/11 and invasion of Iraq

by Jon Queally, staff writer

The loudest boos of the Republican presidential debate in South Carolina on Saturday night came as billionaire real estate mogul and media personality Donald Trump reminded the audience that President George W. Bush, in fact, did not “keep us safe” on 9/11 and that when talking about the 2003 invasion of Iraq it’s important to remember that the central premise used by his administration was a lie.

“Obviously the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake, all right?” said Trump. “George Bush made a mistake, we can make…

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