brave new world; testing n. Pacific sea life

1)  old gods of Washington, D.C./NYC–bureaucracy, centralization, big brother, immunity, traditional loyalties, turf-games.

2) new gods/challenge of I.T.:  revolution/iconclasm, rapid potential, worldwide decentralization, daring-do.

3)  KGB system vs. opportunity–many of the same as 1) and 2) above repeat.

4)  What’s the argument concerning Snowden about?  If one directly challenges the old gods, the pride/amblition/loyalty/rulership of the old gods is all stirred up.  It’s an affront; perhaps the Ukraine rebellion is similar.

5)  Why Fukushima?  Modern physics is often expected to make miracles.  Perhaps it doesn’t really do that.  Perhaps many are naive and/or self-deceived.                   -r

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1-2-14  At an ocean research station known as Station M, located 145 miles out to sea between the Californian cities of Santa Barbara and Monterey, Huffard and her colleague Ken Smith observed a sharp uptick in the amount of dead sea life drifting to the ocean floor. 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.

“In March 2012, less than one percent of the seafloor beneath Station M was covered in dead sea salps,” writes Carrie Arnold for National Geographic. “By July 1, more than 98 percent of it was covered in the decomposing organisms. … The major increase in activity of deep-sea life in 2011 and 2012 weren’t limit to Station M, though: Other ocean-research stations reported similar data.”    http://www.naturalnews.com/043380_Fukushima_radiation_ocean_life.html##ixzz2u0APhON6

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5-23-13  
  Plankton and seawater sampled at 10 points less than a year after the Fukushima meltdowns found concentrations of radioactive cesium were highest at different locations in the Pacific, puzzling scientists.
The group collected zooplankton and surface seawater at 10 points between Hokkaido and Guam, 500 to 2,100 km from the crippled power plant, between Jan. 14 and Feb. 5, 2012.
Cesium 134, with a half-life of two years, and cesium 137, with a half-life of 30 years, were detected in plankton and seawater at all 10 locations, according to their report. Plankton with the highest concentrations of cesium 134, at 10.5 becquerels per kilogram, and cesium 137, at 14.9 becquerels, were found around 25 degrees north latitude and 150 degrees east longitude, the report said. The samples were taken from the surface to a depth of 200 meters.
“Plankton are thought to play a key role in the dispersion of the cesium because they are eaten by bigger fish. We want to study further what is influencing the accumulation of radioactive cesium,” said Minoru Kitamura, a marine ecologist and senior researcher at the Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, who led the group.  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/05/23/national/cesium-levels-in-water-plankton-baffle-scientists/#.Uwfgw_ldVIE
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