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Nobody Gives A Shit.

11:28 pm in Uncategorized by AmericanTerraformer

Once again we are being lied to.  Once again we are faced with the disastrous environmental consequences of our insatiable desire for profit…..and the mass media is….wait for it…..silent.  Are you aware of what has been going on in Southern Louisiana?  Have you seen any information on the news about the sinkhole?  About the pending death of the entire southern part of that great state? Hmmmm….WTF?  Enenews has been following this terrifying story since the sinkhole was but a wee depression.  I have been reading updates every day- and it makes me sick.  Why is the government hiding this information from the people?   Why?  Perhaps it’s for the same reason that the true impact of the Fukushima disaster is being withheld: The truth is an affront to profit.  These disasters need to be public knowledge- we need the truth in order to make informed decisions about how we want to live our lives.  I cannot live like an ostrich with my head buried in the sand, or worse, living in some kind of twisted self-delusion,a  panglossian nightmare, looking in the mirror and repeating over and over how we live in the best of all possible worlds, until my children become sick with radiation poisoning or succumb to some other modern capitalist disease.  I haven’t posted here for a while, my life being ravaged by unemployment and having to deal with the realities of trying to educate my autistic son within the narrow confines of what we call our public education system. But I felt that this story needed to be told- If not by somebody else- then by me.  This needs to be shared.  People need to know what is going on, what is is being wrought upon this earth in the shallow name of profit.




And last but not least this bit of unbelievable bullshit from the super-happy-fun government of Japan:

Towards a Syrian Wargasm

6:53 pm in Uncategorized by AmericanTerraformer

“Nowadays the media do not only support a war, they produce it themselves.”

Houla Massacre - brought to you by Bashar Assad & his mob, supported by U.S. / UN / EU / Russia / China / Iran / Shit / Hezbollah of Satan Nasrallah


What is happening in Syria is a travesty.  The governments and the media in The USA and Europe are once again complicit in war crimes.  The so-called “activists” in Syria are nothing more than Western-sponsored terrorists that use violence against civilians as a tool of ‘regime change.”  They are the actors responsible for the massacres.   The propaganda being spewed by the Western media are the same lies that have prefaced every war  since the advent of modern central banks.  If things continue to unfold as they have unfolded since the beginning of the Syrian crises, we in the West will be once again complicit in the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians.  Please help keep this from becoming another Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc etc etc.  Tell everyone that the news is full of shit.


NATO preparing vast disinformation campaign

Member States of NATO and the GCC are preparing a coup d’état and a sectarian genocide in Syria. If you want to prevent these crimes, you should act now: circulate this article on the Internet and alert your elected officials.,174563


SYRIA: NATO’s Next “Humanitarian” War?

“In order to facilitate the action of liberative (sic) forces, …a special effort should be made to eliminate certain key individuals. …[to] be accomplished early in the course of the uprising and intervention, …

Once a political decision has been reached to proceed with internal disturbances in Syria, CIA is prepared, and SIS (MI6) will attempt to mount minor sabotage and coup de main (sic) incidents within Syria, working through contacts with individuals. …Incidents should not be concentrated in Damascus …

Further : a “necessary degree of fear .. frontier incidents and (staged) border clashes”, would “provide a pretext for intervention… the CIA and SIS [MI6] should use … capabilities in both psychological and action fields to augment tension.” (Joint US-UK leaked Intelligence Document, London and Washington, 1957)”


Report: Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre
Armed rebels murdered “entire Alawi families” in village of Taldo in Houla


US accelerates preparations for ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria

McCain: Gulf states supply arms to Syrian opposition

Permaculture 101: Guilds

8:15 pm in Uncategorized by AmericanTerraformer


Permaculture is a practical concept which can be applied in the city, on the farm, and in the wilderness. Its principles empower people to establish highly productive environments providing for food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs, including economic. Carefully observing natural patterns characteristic of a particular site, the permaculture designer gradually discerns optimal methods for integrating water catchment, human shelter, and energy systems with tree crops, edible and useful perennial plants, domestic and wild animals and aquaculture.

Permaculture adopts techniques and principles from ecology, appropriate technology, sustainable agriculture, and the wisdom of indigenous peoples. The ethical basis of permaculture rests upon care of the earth-maintaining a system in which all life can thrive. This includes human access to resources and provisions, but not the accumulation of wealth, power, or land beyond their needs.


Guild plantings are fundamental to permaculture design.  The concept is very simple:  A central plant, say a fruit tree, is specifically surrounded by other plants that provide certain beneficial services to the central plant.  For example, an apple tree might be companion planted with comfrey as a source of green manure and mulch; with shallow-rooted bulbs such as alliums to suppress grasses;  with herbs such as dill and fennel to attract beneficial insects; with dandelion as a deep-rooted nutrient accumulator; and with nasturtiums as a pest-insect repellent.  These plants act in concert for the benefit of the central plant, and can greatly reduce both the amount of labor and water required to maintain an orchard. Natural systems work in very much the same way.

I highly recommend the book “Tomatoes Love Carrots” (as silly as that sounds) as a great reference for guild/companion plantings- because just like people, some plants get along very well, and some just don’t.

This video that I would like to share with you was made by some friends of mine on Orcas Island, WA.  They are currently working on what has been described as the premier homestead-scale permaculture farm in North America.

What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet. We don’t know what details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical gangs that are doing that.
- David Suzuki, International Environmental Advocate

This diary is an attempt to bring permaculture to a wider audience.  If the interest is there (let me know) I will hopefully be doing this bi-weekly.  Questions are encouraged.

The Fukushima Shuffle, part deux

10:05 pm in Uncategorized by AmericanTerraformer


Should I run now?

Logo iso radiation


We have been systematically lied to by own “democratic governments.”  As a matter of fact we have ALWAYS been systematically lied to by our “democratic governments.”  The reason is simple:  They do not now, and never have, represented their people.  They represent the ambitions of the wealthy and their corporations.  They work for profit and they lie to protect their interests.
The clusterfuck that is the nuclear industry, in every country, is a horrifying example of this. We ask for assurances, for the truth.   However, the politicians, government regulators and other revolving door corporate marionettes control the dialogue (and I use “dialogue” tongue-in-cheek.)  They speak only condescension, silence, and lies.  Don’t worry, they say. There is no danger.  You are being an alarmist.  All those people died of cancer, NOT radiation.  Building ( tax-payer-funded-welfare-for-the-rich-subsidized) nuclear plants creates jobs.  Nuclear plants are green. We have done the required maintenance.  There are no natural disasters that could harm the plant.   All lies.
We are talking about a danger to the very existence of life on this planet as we know it.  This is no small fucking thing.  Can you even really imagine it?  And these assholes lie to us.  Seriously?  WTF.

Don’t believe it?

Read some of this:

or maybe this

And Now For Something Completely Different…

Local Official: Japan gov’t did not reveal plutonium-241 detection


Local Official: They found plutonium in every sample — Radiation-absorbing bacterium is everywhere on paved surfaces

Before Fukushima: 100 Bq/kg of cesium is nuclear waste — After: 100 Bq/kg of cesium is safe to eat


And last but certainly not least-  If you were one of those “radiation is good for you nuke industry shills/ trolls”, this should set you straight:

“It is not really reported that strontium is so dangerous that it used to be used for chemical weapons of the Nazis.

Yes, THOSE Nazis.  So there, if the Nazi’s used it, you know it’s got to be bad.


Update 6 June 12

The lies are starting to unravel.

It’s emerged that at the height of Japan’s nuclear crisis last March, the authorities in Fukushima concealed radiation data vital to safely evacuate people from that area.”


Nuclear agency, TEPCO, knew in 2006 tsunami could trigger power loss

“The government’s nuclear safety agency and Tokyo Electric Power Co. had acknowledged as of 2006 the risk of a tsunami-triggered power loss at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, agency officials said Tuesday.

According to the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency’s officials, the awareness was shared at a study session that was launched in response to the 2004 Sumatra quake and tsunami in Indonesia and joined by several utilities.”

And again we ask, what did they know and when did they know it?  This is so typical.  I would not be shocked if some bean-counter (accountant) over-ruled an engineer, and emphatically declared that the capital required to harden existing facilities was better spent on PR.  Or on the CEO’s bonus.


Scientists tested 15 blue fin tuna in California for Fukushima nuclear contamination.  And they find ALL 15 are contaminated.  (But the levels are “safe”, according to the US Government.  Hahahaha.  Safe like cigarettes? or DDT? or agent orange? or Aspartame?  Yeah. I’ll buy that for a dollar.   When the FDA speaks about food safety, the truth is usually bypassed, in proportion to the perceived threat to corporate profit.)



Nektar 1975.  Still seems relevent.

A glimpse into the abyss

7:52 pm in Uncategorized by AmericanTerraformer

“Madam Felicity, when I was ten years old, I was handing out leaflets on the streets of Baghdad, putting them through people’s doors, to stop the British getting hold of our oil. I am not about to give up on Iraq now.” (Tareq Aziz in an interview, 1999.)
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This speaks volumes.  Our invasion of the sovereign nation of Iraq under false pretenses is nothing but an extension of British colonialism- a colonialist policy only checked by their defeat by the Germans in World War 2.  Our problem with Iraq has always been about resources. The Americans are nothing but neo-colonialists bent on gaining unrestricted (read: un-taxed) access to world wide mineral wealth.

What we are doing to Aziz, is what we are doing to the entire country.  What a shame.


I know I am preaching to the choir here at firedog lake, but somethings just need to be said out loud.

We are all Fascists.

4:40 pm in Uncategorized by AmericanTerraformer

(I always had a feeling that the hippies were Nazis. and the Nazis were hippies…..)

German far-right extremists tap into green movement for support

By Kate Connolly, The Guardian
Sunday, April 29, 2012 8:23 EDT

German consumers are being warned that when they buy organic produce they may be supporting the far-right movement, following the revelation that rightwing extremists in Germany have embraced the ecological movement and are using it to tap into a new generation of supporters.

Debunking the popular view that equates eco-friendliness with cuddly,left-leaning greens, rightwing extremists have even begun to publish their own conservation magazine, which is believed to have the backing
of the far-right National Democratic party (NPD). Alongside gardening tips and reports on the dangers of genetically modified milk are articles riddled with rightwing ideology and racial slurs. Bavaria’s
domestic intelligence agency has described the magazine, Umwelt und Aktiv (Environment and Active), as a “camouflage publication” for the NPD.

“We have to get used to the fact that the term ‘bio’ [organic] does not automatically mean equality and human dignity,” said Gudrun Heinrich of the University of Rostock, who has just published a study on the topic called Brown Ecologists, a reference to the Nazi Brownshirts and their modern-day admirers.

The department of rural enlightenment in the state of Rheinland Pfalz has even produced a brochure called Nature Conservation versus Rightwing Extremism, which aims to help organic farmers resist the infiltration of fascists into their ranks and to be able to respond to any far-righters they might encounter. Its author, historian Nils Franke, said: “Because of the success of the eco topic in the wider society, the NPD has a heightened interest in wanting to fly the flag with it.”

Damn.  I had no idea that by growing my own organic food, and by buying organic food at the co-op, I have been unknowingly facilitating the neo-nazis.  Shit.  I must be a nazi too.

What have we learned today boys and girls?  That people that buy or grow “organic” food are nazis.  These people must be Nuremburged, stat!  We cannot allow Monsanto, Cargill, or the central banks to be threatened by these fucking dirty hippies.  Just buy your fucking poisonous groceries and shut the fuck up…or we’ll send you to the Hague.

I cannot stop laughing at the insanity of it all…………………………..

The Fukushima Shuffle

10:39 pm in Uncategorized by AmericanTerraformer

I became a daily lurker on FDL right after the Tohoku quake and tsunami, reading everything posted about the Fukushima meltdown by Lobster et al.  I firmly believe that what occurred on 3/11 will effect our lives more directly and with a far more terrible consequence than anything related to what happened on  9/11.  What has happened and continues to happen at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is the most horrific man-made disaster this world has ever known, the effects of which will have to be measured millenially. This is frightening.   It never occurred to me that there could be anything more heinous than the irradiation of  all life on this planet.  Yet, sickeningly, there is. In an almost feverish race to reveal themselves as criminally insane, the democratically elected governments of the much-vaunted West have vomited only deception and deceit about these meltdowns.  This strikes me as nothing but an obscene attempt to limit the economic impact of this tragedy to the very elites that helped cause it. Yes.  That same 1%.  But, wait for it folks…..there’s more:

It’s Official: Canned Fish from Tohoku Will Go to Developing Countries, With the Help from UN

Another “win” for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who operates the ODA (Official Development Assistance). They have managed to obtain support from the United Nations on this one.

I first wrote about this particular ODA in June last year, with the follow-up post in September when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs formally requested the appropriation for the 3rd supplementary budget.

Now it’s official, with the help of the UN. Canned fish from Tohoku will be given to people in developing countries in the world so that the fisheries in the disaster-affected areas can recover and “baseless rumors” disappear.

The fish cans will go to Cambodia and 4 other countries and will be used in school lunches to feed school children.

From Sankei Shinbun (3/30/2012):

食料支援で風評被害解消 被災地の缶詰を途上国に

Food aid to dispel baseless rumors, by sending canned food made in disaster-affected areas to developing countries


The Japanese government exchange letters with the UN WFP (World Food Programme) regarding the ODA (Official Development Assistance) so that people in developing countries will be able to eat processed marine products made in the areas affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The purpose is to promote [the recovery of] fisheries industry in the disaster-affected areas and to dispel baseless rumors [that food in Japan is contaminated with radioactive materials].

政府が平成23年度第3次補正予算に計上した10億円を元手に、WFPが青森、岩手、茨城、千葉の4県の水産加 工場で製造されたイワシやサバなどの水煮の缶詰を調達。カンボジアなど5カ国で学校給食などに役立ててもらう。加藤敏幸外務政務官は書簡交換の式典で、 「甚大な被害を受けた被災地の水産加工企業は、操業の全面再開に向け努力している」と強調した。

The Japanese government allocated 1 billion yen in the fiscal 2011 3rd supplementary budget. Using this money, WFP will purchase cans of boiled sardines and mackerels made in factories in Aomori, Iwate, Ibaraki, and Chiba Prefectures. The cans will be shipped to 5 countries including Cambodia for the use in school lunches. Toshiyuki Kato, parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [No.3 politician at the ministry] emphasized in the letter exchanging ceremony, “The marine product processing companies in the disaster-affected areas have sustained grave damage, and they are doing their best to resume full operation.”


There are a few citizens’ groups who oppose this particular ODA program as they are worried about the effect of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident. The top officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explain that the radiation measurement will be conducted, and only those products without any worry of safety will be exported so that the baseless rumors that still persist overseas are dispelled.

When the Japanese government officials say “without any worry of safety”, their safety equals 100 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium starting April 1, 2012.


Lemme get this straight…..The UN in concert with the Japanese government will force starving children in developing nations to eat radioactive canned seafood so that the 14 Billion dollar Japanese fishing industry doesn’t suffer economically from the fallout resulting from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown.  Wow.

Welcome to the pinnacle of the age of reason.