Recently it has become rather annoying to try to research almost any topic without repeatedly tripping over the letters E-L-E. From Nibiru to Yellowstone, this term has been getting thrown around a lot, sometimes as irresponsibly as the impending doom scenario being described, which often times hasn’t even happened yet. Generally, I like to stick with the doom that has already occurred, rather than worry about things that haven’t. So what exactly is an ELE? Wayward planets, supervolcanos, and scary comets aside, in the case of the Fukushima Accident – 3 nuclear meltdowns which have gone China Syndrome and have never been contained – is this term really being used correctly?
An ELE is a BIG DEAL. So when laying down the ELE-card it is important to understand exactly what an ELE is, and how it changes the game. By definition:
An Extinction Level Event (also known as a mass extinction or biotic crisis) is a widespread and rapid decrease in the amount of life on earth. Such an event is identified by a sharp change in the diversity and abundance of macroscopic life. It occurs when the rate of extinction increases with respect to the rate of speciation. Because the majority of diversity and biomass on Earth is microbial, and thus difficult to measure, recorded extinction events affect the easily observed, biologically complex component of the biosphere rather than the total diversity and abundance of life.
Over 98% of documented species are now extinct, but extinction occurs at an uneven rate. Based on the fossil record, the background rate of extinctions on Earth is about two to five taxonomic families of marine invertebrates and vertebrates every million years. Marine fossils are mostly used to measure extinction rates because of their superior fossil record and stratigraphic range compared to land organisms.
Since life began on Earth, several major mass extinctions have significantly exceeded the background extinction rate. The most recent, the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, which occurred approximately 66 million years ago (Ma), was a large-scale mass extinction of animal and plant species in a geologically short period of time. In the past 540 million years there have been five major events when over 50% of animal species died. Mass extinctions seem to be a Phanerozoic phenomenon, with extinction rates low before large complex organisms arose.
Estimates of the number of major mass extinctions in the last 540 million years range from as few as five to more than twenty. These differences stem from the threshold chosen for describing an extinction event as “major”, and the data chosen to measure past diversity.
Recently I began my new hosting gig at Wide Awake News on the Rense Radio Network, so I figured we would get the hard stuff out of the way and tackle this term for the first show. After all, if people are going to toss these 3 little letters around, then they better know what they actually mean. Personally, I find it better to err on the side of caution, as failed ELE’s tend to lead to failed credibility. The show is posted below in 3 segments. One thing I am fairly certain of, is that the only way we have any hope in ever ‘fixing’ anything about the Fukushima Accident is if we KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT. I don’t mean talking as in “liking” and posting stuff on Facebook, but having real conversations with real people, and in real-time. As silly as that sounds, and as connected as we are today because of things like Twitter, at the same time we are actually strangely disconnected from other things like face-to-face conversations, or even good old-fashioned phone calls. Not that the internet and social media hasn’t expanded our reach and knowledge exponentially, that is true. But making a post, composing a tweet, or watching a YouTube video is no replacement for having a real conversation about a topic as important as this one. In doing so, the camaraderie that results can be helpful emotionally, and that feeling of being lost and alone, wading through a nuclear swamp, becomes much more bearable. Many are just now learning about this catastrophe, as one caller named Elizabeth admitted during the show, even though a close relative of hers had founded The Sierra Club. As important as this sometimes newly-acquired knowledge is, the various implications which materialize in just knowing can be almost too much to bear, as another caller named John shared candidly.
Yesterday, I was talking with a woman in a waiting room about Fukushima, and a gentlemen who had been listening intently for some time walked up to us and said “I don’t know who you are, or how you know what you know, but there are 7 women in my family and every single one has cancer. No one can tell me why. The youngest is 20, the oldest is 44. Do YOU know why? Because I would really like to know – what the hell is going on?” He pulled up a chair, and a few others eventually joined in around the room. We talked for over an hour discussing Fukushima, nuke plants, chemtrails, toxic chemicals, GMO’s, fluoride, fast food, and surveillance. Interestingly, everyone seemed to know about the revelations of Edward Snowden, and were quite concerned about the government spying on us. But not a single person knew anything about any of the other mentioned issues, except for the long-held belief — and proof — that we have been gradually poisoned through our water supply by chemicals to make the water ‘safe’ – or because of the carelessness of dirty companies that dump (or spill) loads of crap around rivers and lakes. In a state like Michigan, with lots of big lakes and tributaries, most people DO know this. Yet even though this is a widely acknowledged fact and has been basically known for decades in a state like Michigan, not a single person had as much as even a water filter on their kitchen sink. Another woman, who lives in a rural area, shared that her 40 year-old daughter has developed a super rare and aggressive cancer, only previously seen in children. Her daughter was the first-ever adult to develop this type of tumor, and fairly recently. So we also talked about natural cancer cures, how to make Kombucha, and more importantly where to find more information about all these interesting things that the news never talks about. We were just hitting the highlights, the basics, but it was obvious our conversation intrigued them enough that they will look into it further. Most of these people seemed to know something was wrong, they just didn’t know what exactly. I would describe this as latent or peripheral awareness, a condition as widespread as the aerosolized Plutonium that blew our way 3 years ago. And hopefully, they will in turn share what they learned, and seek to learn more. If the gentleman from Detroit tells 7 people, and the other 5 in our little group told 7 people, well…you get the picture. Then social media can be an important tool. But it should never take the place of a ‘real’ discussion. And it should (preferably) be done before everyone important in your life already has cancer.
Sometimes, these conversations may lead to individuals in a position to actually make a huge difference. That hasn’t happened yet, as Fukushima is still a big dirty secret. But thankfully I stumble across hope on almost a daily basis. For an example: a friend on Facebook, Janet Saxon Pieck, sent me a study from the state of Michigan today, titled:
A quote that appears at the top of this extensive document reads:
“…no important health problem will be solved by clinical care alone, or research alone, or by public health alone, but rather by all public and private sectors working together…” ~ JS Marks.
Of course, the data was old and pre-Fuku, as usual. Listed on this study was a phone number for the Genomics and Genetic Disorders Section, Perinatal Health and Chronic Disease Epidemiology Center, who put this study together several years ago. So, I called the number. Because I really, REALLY want to know, what is happening now, not what was happening 3 years ago.
The woman I spoke with seemed irritated at first, and busy. I asked her where can I see the recent updated stats for sudden cardiac death across the country in children, as well as rare cancers. Her response was “Well, you are actually talking about 2 different issues here” – annoyed. So, I patiently explained why I was asking.
About 10 minutes later, after hitting just the highlights of Fukushima, CDC stats not being updated, what occurred in the 14 weeks post accident, the 28% increase in thyroid problems in west coast babies, Chernobyl heart, and fallout measured across the country by various world-wide organizations, I could almost hear the alarm sounding and gears clicking in her brain. Her tune became decidedly more helpful. She said, “I need you tell my boss everything you just told me” before thanking me, and transferring my call to her bosses office. I await a call back from her, and hope she will be receptive as well. I am assuming the lady on the phone will fill her in first, which means when the boss calls she will probably be defensive. I have consistently found that the ‘higher up’ one is, usually equates to how mind-controlled they are, and the more resistant they will be to anything that goes against their beliefs and/or programming. Hopefully, humanity will score some points via governmental agency, which is, after all, made of up just people like you and me. They get cancer too. Whether or not this will have any impact whatsoever, remains to be seen. But it won’t stop me from trying.
So why do the county health people need to be informed? Why aren’t they all over this story? There are a number of reasons, one being all orders come from above, where the clampdown of nuke info is carefully avoided. Our government has become quite proficient at minimizing, denying, or distracting from important issues that hurt corporate friends and profits. This seems to be widely known too, but people just aren’t aware – or haven’t quite made the connection yet – to how it directly affects them. In the case of the AMA, EPA, CDC and NIH, they have become The Gatekeepers of Fukushima Fallout, and the gates are shut tight to protect the guilty inside. Several physicians have told me over the past 3 years “If we knew about this, trust me, we would be talking about it.” Well, they don’t know, because someone doesn’t want them to. Knowing just the basic, and fairly obvious assertion that the government doesn’t really give a sh*t about you, and is only interested in profits and control, why is Fukushima such as giant leap to take for otherwise well-educated people? Are they really unaware of the nuke plants that exist across our countryside? Do they only notice them if they are a backdrop in a James Bond movie? Yet another reason, is that people in the research industry are very compartmentalized, much like the Manhattan Project was. After working in the medical field for 25 years, I have seen first-hand how strict chain-of-command functions in medicine as efficiently as in military ranks. Like it or not, drug companies are also calling the shots, and fund many of the studies being done for hospitals and clinics. This can make millions for a single practice, and in turn, the ‘drugs’ that company sells get passed out to the masses in bulk via pre-printed Rx scripts. Nevermind the perks that come along with these shady alliances: courtside seats for basketball games, dinners at expensive restaurants, and even escorts at big meetings afterparties (yes – escorts. Some might also refer to them as hookers). Again, I have witnessed this first-hand, and anyone who has ever attended an Academy meeting knows this is true, but never EVER discussed. If you want to keep your job, you only do what you are told, and you certainly don’t expose sketchy behavior from your doctor-bosses and their drug-pushing co-conspirators. What we really need are more researchers to wake up, look around, realize this is wrong, and Do The Right Thing. Hopefully this will start happening soon. I don’t believe people are inherently evil (or scientists possibly this stupid) and plus, it’s getting really hard to ignore. The CDC stats, if and when they ever become available, will probably be very telling, although their accuracy will need to be carefully and meticulously verified, as any info/statement coming from a government agency needs to be.
What we facing as humans beings living in a toxic experiment will play out over the next few years. Japan is certainly at the forefront, and the illness and death that affects the Japanese will undoubtably affect Canadians and Americans as well, the extent being unknown. Reports from Japan are now fairly scarce, as the “Secrecy Law” has gone into effect. The Japanese people have effectively been gagged from speaking out about the ongoing nuclear catastrophe/coverup, or risk jail. Once in a while, a brave person will sneak out some info that we need to take seriously. Like this gentleman from Iwate, Chiho Kaneko.
Chiho Kaneko, member of the Board of Directors of Fairewinds Energy Education originally from Iwate, Japan: I think about what’s unfolding in Japan today — I sense something grave is happening. I have heard many Fukushima people’s personal accounts of their family members or friends dying suddenly. In one case, a baby suddenly died — and these illnesses and sudden deaths are not happening only in Fukushima Prefecture — people are sicker in Tokyo. During my month-long stay in Japan in December and January, I too experienced unusual symptoms. I developed a skin rash that doesn’t heal. When I was in Fukushima, I developed a scratchy throat and pain in my eyes. Something is happening, and yet we cannot prove anything. The IAEA and Fukushima Medical University are working together to collect and collate the health data of Fukushima residents. Many residents fear that this effort is just a show — or worse yet, just for the sake of collecting secret data. Many people fear that the experts already have a forgone conclusion — the conclusion that if people get ill it is not because of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. The Fukushima Daiichi disaster opened the door for me to see how this is not a mere Japanese crisis, it’s a crisis that transcends geography and time. What can we do now? Sometimes a big part of me feels the situation is too late to remedy. This is a situation mired with the world politics and economy, the struggle for power and money. If we care about life, we must try to find ways to at least slow the pace of nuclear contamination and we must focus on what’s actually happening to humans, animals, and birds, and everything else on this planet — instead of consigning the interpretation of radiation’s effects to the so-called experts.
Before we have the data, we have our instincts, and gut-feelings. We have observations. We can extrapolate, from what we know so far. We have testimonials. And what my gut tells me, is this: a lot of people are going to get sick and die because of this accident. But is this really an ELE? To find answers to these and many other questions, we need to have actual discussions, and we need more data. In the meantime, stay positive and hopeful, keep honing your Galactic Sense of Awareness, and please –
KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT.
I know I will be.
I will be on Wide Awake News the 4th Friday of the month, as well as guest hosting for Charlie McGrath.
Our new Mutation Map is now live, please consider uploading your pictures so you can be part of this one-of-a-kind collection of images.
Featured image by photographer Gregory Crewdson.