Light up the lone candle on the saddest birthday cake in the world! The most destructive public policy of the century is growing up and doesn’t look like slowing down.
And so we come to March 23rd, and lockdown’s first birthday. Or, as we call it here, the longest two weeks in history.
1 year. 12 calendar months. 365 increasingly gruelling days.
It’s a long time since “2 weeks to flatten the curve”, became an obvious lie. Sometime in July it turned into a sick joke. The curve was flattened, the NHS protected and the clapping was hearty and meaningful.
…and none of it made any difference.
This was not a sacrifice for the “greater good”. It was not a hard decision with arguments on both sides. It was not a risk-benefit scenario. The “risks” were in fact certainties, and the “benefits” entirely fictional.
Because Lockdowns don’t work. It’s really important to remember that.
Even if you subscribe to the belief that “Sars-Cov-2” is a unique discrete entity (which is far from proven), or that it is incredibly dangerous (which is demonstrably untrue), the lockdown has not worked to, in any way, limit this supposed threat.
Lockdowns. Don’t. Work.
They don’t make any difference, the curves don’t flatten and the R0 number doesn’t drop and the lives aren’t saved (quite the opposite, as we’ve all seen).
Just look at the graphs.
This one, comparing “Covid deaths” in the UK (lockdown) and Sweden (no lockdown):
Or this one, comparing “Covid deaths” in California (lockdown) and Florida (no lockdown):
From Belarus to Sweden to Florida to Nicaragua to Tanzania, the evidence is clear. “Covid”, whatever that means in real terms, is not impacted by lockdowns.
Putting the entire population under house arrest doesn’t benefit public health. In fact, it’s (rather predictably) incredibly counter-productive.
The damage done by shuttering businesses, limiting access to healthcare, postponing treatments and diagnoses, postponed surgeries, increasing depression, soaring unemployment and mass poverty has been discussed to death. The scale of the impact cannot be overstated.
Dr David Nabarro, World Health Organization special envoy for Covid-19, said this of lockdowns back in October:
We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of the virus[…]just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry…look what’s happening to small-holding farmers[…]it seems we may have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition […] This is a terrible, ghastly global catastrophe.”
A terrible, global catastrophe. A doubling of childhood malnutrition.
The “pandemic” didn’t do that, lockdowns did that. They were never going to achieve their stated aims. And what’s more, they were never intended to achieve those aims.
Too often soft language in the media talks about “misjudgments” or “mistakes” or “incompetence”. Supposed critics claim the government “panicked” or “over-reacted”. That is nonsense. The easiest, cheesiest excuse that has ever existed.
“Whoops”, they say, with an emphatic shrug and shit-eating grin “I guess we done messed up!”. Unflattering, but better than the truth.
Because the truth is that the government isn’t mistaken or scared or stupid…they are malign. And dishonest. And cruel.
All the suffering of lockdown was entirely predictable and deliberately imposed. For reasons that have nothing to do with helping people and everything to do controlling them.
It’s been more than apparent for most of the last fifty-two weeks that the agenda of lockdown was not public health, but laying the groundwork for the “new normal” and “the great reset”.
A series of programmes designed to completely undercut civil liberties all across the world, reversing decades (if not centuries) of social progress. A re-feudalisation of society, with the 99% cheerfully taking up their peasant smocks “to protect the vulnerable”, whilst the elite proselytise about the worth of rules they happily admit do not apply to them.
And we’ve all had lives ruined and a year of precious time wasted. For nothing. You’ve been locked up for two weeks that lasted 365 days. For nothing.
…or rather, for everything. Because that’s what they are trying to take from us. Everything. And the only way to stop them is not to let them. To simply refuse consent.
Let’s not let lockdown get a second birthday.
For reference to those unfamiliar with my decade of field work inside the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone and other fallout-affected areas from the Antarctic Sea to the North Pole, across Japan to the Pacific Northwest, most of my eyewitness accounts and scientific probings are posted at rense.com. On this solemn occasion, let me praise our colleagues Jeff Rense and Dana Durnford, along with other honest sources in this long and difficult campaign to disclose the truth about the political, military and mercenary causes and consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster versus government cover-ups, craven academic avoidance and blatantly false media disinformation on behalf of the militarist nuclear industry and its attack dogs, the nuclear physicists.
Starting at 2:46 p.m on March 11, 2011, an irresistible force met an immovable object in a contest of geophysical potency versus political hubris. The immobility of the TEPCO power corporation to contain, much less prevent, the release of free-flowing radioactivity contributed to a different sort of toxic output of media deception and a blatant under-count of an as yet-untold death toll far larger than the official tally of 15,000 triple-disaster deaths (officially only one of those by radiation exposure, while ignoring all the bleeding workers sent back to Okinawa and Asahikawa in Hokkaido), as well as false attribution of the actual causes of that lethal chain reaction, which culminated in the powerful blasts that blew open the MOX fueled Reactor 3, releasing tons of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium sky-high.
The official cover-up is still aimed at protecting elite bureaucrats, executives with the globalized energy industry, and above all the executive branches of the governments of Japan and the United States, specifically the pro-nuclear armament Liberal Democratic Party and its collaborators in plutonium-for-warheads George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama.
For all the self-serving lies uttered to television crews and print-media reporters, thousands of agrarian residents of northern Japan died needlessly of the threats associated with a nuclear meltdown. These deaths have been falsely attributed to fictitious causes in Japan, Asia and across North America. Instead of having health protection as a primary principle, these innocents were sacrificed on the altars of a self-serving and ineffective U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, put in place to defend the vested interests of the globalist elite and certainly not there to protect the welfare of citizens in Japan, the United States, Canada or a multitude of nations across Asia and Europe. Much more than some natural disaster, Fukushima 311 was a towering crime against humanity.
The irresistible force being the triple disaster that challenged the immovable bureaucracies, its principal cause was a solar corona mass ejection that destabilized the Pacific tectonic plate. That initial impetus of the Sun’s nuclear energy pulse scored a direct hit on that part of the Pacific region, the intense cosmic radiation energizing an undersea volcanic region, some 70 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of the Fukushima prefectural coastline. Nearly three hours past noon, the solar-sourced wave of energy struck, as if on target, near the juncture of three major tectonic plates, namely the Pacific, Euro-Asian and Okhotsk along with the Philippine plate a bit further to the south. The high-powered shock waves energized the magma under the seafloor, rocking that unstable region and rippled out to physically displace the coast of Japan and causing ground movement that collapsed buildings, power-lines and rail bridges across the Tohoku region. The initial Richter estimate by seismologists was later raised the Japanese meteorological agency, rather unaccountably due to the inability to measure the solar shock wave.
Soon thereafter a voluminous tsunami rolled ashore and up the Tohoku rivers, sweeping boats onto buildings, ripping away concrete structures and swamping the coolant-water drainage tubes of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) No.1 nuclear station. The 14,000 deaths reported are a low estimate, as my field studies discovered entire seashore communities obliterated yet never reported in the official record due to the obvious cover-up of the long-time disregard for public safety by the nuclear industry in those environmentally unstable areas.
Less known, indeed virtually unknown to the public is the simultaneous seismic collapse and tsunami-flooding of the coal-fired electricity plant at Haramachi, less than 6 km north of the TEPCO plant. The first meltdown blast, which triggered the TEPCO meltdowns, originated in a deep bunker adjoining a coal-receiving harbor operated by the northern-regional Tohoku Electric Power Company. Its 2,000 megawatt thermal plant had dedicated its entire electricity output not to the nearest city of Minami-Soma in Miyagi Prefecture, about 30 km up the coast but, oddly, to merely two customers, the TEPCO No.1 nuclear station and to that vast on-site structure hidden 8 levels underneath the coal pile. One might question why a nuclear station requires a vast electricity supply from a conventional nonnuclear source, and also the purpose of the secret industrial-scale bunker next to the harbor of the coal-fired power plant. Things do get “curiouser”, Alice, because you’re just entered Wonderland.
The temblor felled one of the towers of the Haramachi-to-TEPCO power-line, at a corner by the Nos. 5 and 6 reactors on the north side of the Tokyo Electric facility. The resultant external power loss blacked out the nuclear plant, including its computer-control systems and servo-motors that close the wastewater-release tubes that flush into the sea. It took about two minutes for the emergency generators to start up and conduct a series of back-up procedures. In that brief interval, the Israeli Stuxnet virus, which targets Siemens software for critical infrastructure (which led to a partial meltdown at one of Iran’s nuclear reactors), slipped past the downed security scan to penetrate the TEPCO control systems to shut down the emergency response system. The virus overrode commands to close the waste-water outlet/inlet valves, enabling the tsunami wave to burst through unhindered and flood the underground areas where the reactors and some spent fuel pools were located, adding to the coming meltdowns.
Famously, Reactor No.2 was the first of three to begin meltdown by the morning of the 12th, much sooner than anticipated by the TEPCO plant workers, many of whom escaped the facility in confusion and fear. TEPCO local plant management was preparing a total evacuation order not only from the crippled plant but also from the TEPCO No.2 down the road a few kilometers. That sudden, much too-early meltdown was inexplicable, as if a demon had possessed the nuclear plant with a foretaste of Hell. No wonder they ran.
Angrily Prime Minister Naoto Kan demanded a back-to-work order for the sheepish, and thoroughly scared crew and demanded that fire engines be dispatched to pump seawater into the overheating reactors, despite the risk of a sodium blast from ionized salt along with chlorine reactions with radionucleotides. Soon after his retirement due to Shinzo Abe’s comeback as a “nuclear energy expert”, Kan who had been a nuclear-engineering student at university gave this account at a conference in San Diego, which I attended along with nuclear engineer Arnie Gunderson.
Kan recelled his anticipation at the time of a “thermonuclear chain reaction” reaching beyond the Fukushima area to trigger meltdowns at the Onagawa NP in Miyagi and the Ibaraki-Tsukuba complex of the Tokai-mura nuclear facility and several research reactors along the Pacific coast. Had either of those facilities gone up in flames, Kan was prepared to issue an executive order for mass evacuation of the Tohoku and Tokyo Metropolitan regions, which comprise more than a third of Japan’s national population, or more than 50 million people. He admitted the transportation system, in spite of Japan’s extensive rail lines, could not conceivably move out that many households, meaning millions left behind would have died in the nuclear catastrophe.
The late morning houses of 12 March was an apocalyptic moment, which did not come to pass due to the maverick prime minister’s refusal to accept the do-nothing immobility of TEPCO managers who were more worried about saving their own skins than killing off tens of millions of fellow citizens. Cowardice is the flip-side of arrogance.
Hidden Trigger of Disaster
If the solar storm was the First Cause of this catastrophe, what could have been the consequent Second Trigger that prompted the TEPCO reactor meltdowns? The answer lay hidden inside that underground bunker by the coal dock in Haramachi, located less than 6 km north of the TEPCO nuclear station at Okuma town. The politically correct global warming crowd can complain about coal all they want, but one thing is certain, the black organic fuel is not highly radioactive. So what was inside the mysterious deep bunker?
As told to me by a local grasscutter, when French filmmaker Phillipe Carillo and I toured the then-no-entry area in 2014, the radioactive count at nearby fields was “off the chart”, so dangerous that the decontamination crews dare not come near. “That field is by a long shot the most radioactive site in the exclusion zone but it’s closer to that hole in the ground than to TEPCP,” the aging fellow asserted, adding “There’s been a lot happening here, which nobody talks about in public, even if Haramachi is supposedly a conventional plant.”
Since we stood along a direct line of sight to the Haramachi coal-fired plant, I followed up with “Is its power output dedicated for the city of Minami-Soma up north?” Not a single volt of its 2,000 megawatt output; everything goes to TEPCO No.1 Fukushima. “You mean a 6-reactor nuclear plant needs that much external energy from a rival company?” He nodded. “Does any of that output stay here?”
Later, back in Tokyo, I searched for a Google satellite image of the Haramachi facility. It revealed the remains of an underground bunker as large as two city blocks right next to the coal dock. Huge earth-moving trucks looked like tiny specks of dust. A ramp, the remnant of a road, led down into the cavern and turned at level 3, the site of a huge basement, and then wound around the perimeter to a larger underground area 5 more stories below.
I did not have to ask what the heck was it, since I had already heard about the 1,000-plus corpses stored inside a freezer room, plus payments of about $100,000 each to lab workers who were not on duty that day as hush money to gamble with and buy Mercedes Benzes, while living in hotels in Koriyama. I knew that there was a secret warhead production site but had no idea, until this point, that it was underneath a rival utility’s coal-fired plant, which at that moment made complete sense, because deception was the underlying game-plan for Japan’s “non-existent” nuclear bomb program.
The massive outburst of neutrons and protons racing out of the tsunami-battered underground plutonium-extraction facility at Haramachi was the actual cause of the early-on rapid meltdowns of Reactors 2, 3 and 1, along with the spent-fuel fire atop Reactor 4. That stunning scenario was confirmed therefore by Naoto Kan’s fear of a long-distance chain reaction along the Pacific Coast, something that is not predicted in nuclear safety manuals or evacuation exercises.
Another Fishy Story
While walking with Professor Richard Wilcow past another conventional power plant, TEPCO’s oil-fueled facility at Hirono, south of the twin nuclear stations, we noticed a vast pile of black 3-ton poly bags filled with radioactive waste dug up from another underground weapons lab. Streaming radioactivity of 0.50-plus microSieverts triggers a tingling sensation, followed by sharp pinpricks on one’s feet and legs. After an afternoon of avoiding footsteps in lethal rain puddles, we stopped by the only izakaya, snack bar, for some hot sake to shake off the chill. The lady proprietor and a table of nuclear-plant workers eyed us suspiciously as outside agitators spreading lies about the local food quality. With two flasks of strangely hot rice wine, she deposited a pair of freshly grilled local-caught fish. Richard looked at me with fear morphing into tears. I told him to take a bite while everyone was watching and then slip the fish minus bones into his pocket for disposal in the forest on our way to catch the last train out of the Zone.
The American professor daintily took a small bite and declared “This is the best-tasting fish I’ve ever eaten!” He actually meant it because we were both starving. Satisfied by his healthy appetite and gourmet delight, conversation and laughter resumed at the other table, the hostess slipped back into the kitchen and we were spared arrest for telling outrageous lies about radioactivity in Fukushima’s perfectly healthy and tasty local cuisine. Richard actually finished his delicious meal, while mine was neatly wrapped in a napkin to feed the by-then extinct cats or feline ghosts lurking in the shadows.
Abandoned to die
My long-time photographer colleague, Takashi Morizumi was with the Miyagi Prefecture police rescue team operating in the Soma region, a few miles north of Haramachi, immediately after the tsunami hit. The prefectural governor then ordered a cease to operations and for rescue squads to pull back northward due to extemely high radioactivity levels. Many of the policemen protested the evacuation order because their families and old friends were isolated by the tsunami floodwaters and trapped with no way out on their own. Thousands of local residents were left to die in the freezing cold, and most of the corpses were pulled out to sea with the retreat of the flood.
The actual reason for the pull-out order was to prevent the local police from discovering the tangled mess of bodies trapped inside the nuclear weapons facility by the coal harbor, whose secret warhead production was in blatant violation of the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty, Japan’s own Three Non-Nuclear Principles, the US-Japan Security Treaty and the San Francisco Treaty that admitted Japan back into the world community after its pariah status for World War II aggression. The Haramachi warhead project is yet to be prosecuted in the World Court at the Hague, due to the avarice and cowardly collusion of the lackeys of the nuclear mafia, aka heads of governments worldwide.
White House culpability
The administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama had direct complicity in this secret military project that blew apart and triggered the Fukushima meltdowns. Following his Camp David summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 27, 2007, President Bush had this to say: “We talked about the environment and energy. I appreciated very much Shinzo’s vision of using technologies to help our energy security, our economic security, and at the same time, be responsible stewards of the environment. There’s a lot of work that Japan and the United States can do together, particularly in fields like emission-free nuclear energy, nuclear power. I mean, the truth of the matter is, if people really want to solve the issue of greenhouse gases, civilian nuclear power, powering our energy grids by nuclear power is the best alternative available.”
Security was the key word, as in nuclear deterrence capability. In this light, the Green Raw Deal by self-proclaimed “stewards of the environment” has been a sweet-sounding cover for transforming MOX fuel into nuclear bombs, as in the blasts that rocked Fukushima and poisoned the Northern Hemisphere. The climate-change alarmists are about as credible as the food safety experts of Fukushima.
Below is a brief summary, so for more details on this dynamic duo of nuclear treason, see my article at rense.com – US-Israeli Nuke Transfers Led To Fukushima Blasts https://rense.com/general94/secbb.htm
The Amarillo heist
To get to the quick, warheads containing highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium were smuggled out during a labor strike at DOE’s reprocessing facility in Amarillo, Texas a year after the secretive dealings at Camp David. This military-grade material was shipped to Japan for conversion into MOX (mixed oxide of plutonium and uranium), whose key ingredient is U-238, which is boosted by neutron bombardment inside a reactor for transformation into plutonium Pu-39, the right stuff for nuclear bombs.
That totally illegal shipment of U.S. warheads was detected at the Port of Houston by CIA contract inspector Roland Carnaby, who was shot dead by the Bush family’s loyal gendarmes with the Houston police. That cold-blooded murder makes me wonder how much Shinzo Abe paid Bush and Obama for treasonous services rendered. From what I could gather at the time, the Israeli shipping company,
ZIM, stole the high-grade bomb material, leaving the highly contaminated waste for their Japanese client, which accounts for all the delays and extra effort to clad Reactor 5, where the power-line from Haramachi collapsed.
The next step in the production process was to use the state-of-art GE-Hitachi laser separation system, which uses magnetic resonance by laser-beam to pull away specific isotopes. An analogy is a pitch pipe to blow a specific note, whose vibration informs the orchestra of the right chord. That fine-tuning eliminates cumbersome and time-consuming refinement though a series of centrifuges. That innovative process happened to coincide with the pet research of Obama-era Energy Secretary Stephen Chu. I and perhpas you might wonder what sort of American leader would provide war-grade plutonium to the nation that bombed Pearl Harbor and conducted the Nanjing Massacre.
Many more dots connect the White House in DC with the Prime Minister’s office in Nagata-cho. TEPCO. For instance, Reactor 3 was re-cladded with a denser shroud to handle the heat of MOX fuel roads. This also casts light on why a GE team was installing the same type of shroud inside Reactor 4 during the early stage of meltdowns. Recall also that the entirety of that Reactor 4’s rods were inside the roof-top spent-fuel pool that caught fire in the 311 crisis, ignited by neutron bombardment from adjoining reactors in meltdown. Between 2008 and 2011, enough enriched plutonium could have been produced at Fukushima for hundreds of warheads prepared at the Haramachi bunker. These weapons of mass destruction never reached their intended target in North Korea and China, but instead devastated Japan. This is like being trapped by one’s own lie, except worse.
Don’t meekly trust my wild claims since the man in the know is then-GE nuclear plant inspector Kei Sugaoka. Get his expert opinion at GE Nuclear Plant Inspector/Whistleblower Kei Sugaoko Speaks About Fukushima, GE & Obama
Why is it that Japanese Americans are often the truth-tellers exposing government duplicity? Just recall all the lies that put our parents into wartime internment camps against the letter and spirit of the Constitution and go figure.
Now adding coy humor to this policy imbroglio, President Donald Trump like a clever armadillo tried to wash his hands of the fallout from the Amarillo secret deal, by suggesting that the USA fold its nuclear umbrella over Japan and let then incumbent Abe build up his own arsenal. I suppose Trump was peeved by an absence of salmon from the White House table, a dish favored by his Scottish mother. “My friend Shinzo,” that and other knife-twisting sarcasm, is why I do miss the Donald.
Killing Planet Earth
The knock-on effects of the nuclear inferno that met with deceptive nonsense from the immovable object of Japanese denial are so numerous as to defy counting with an abacus. Local-caught fish off the menu is one harsh blow, now that the radioactivity-contaminated water from Fukushima has completed the Pacific circuit, rounding the coasts of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to poison the Oyashio (Leman Current) from the Bering Strait and down toward Tokyo. Over the past three years, Tohoku fishermen are reporting an absence of schools of fish in the desert sea.
The marine poisoning reaches far beyond Japan’s shore, due to the scuttling of barges carrying highly radioactive waste into the Philippine Trench, and then transport of Fukushima reactor rubble by the Japanese whaling fleet for dumping south of New Zealand into Antarctica’s Southern Sea. These undersea boilers have conjured up massive cyclones, many of those steering to Fukushima, like ravens coming home to roost.
The reactor venting, which released smoke and fumes from the Fukushima plant, left a metallic taste on the tongue while I was doing a soil remediation project nearby and then field research in the exclusion zone. The heat column lifted radioactive particles into the Jet Stream, which deposited hot-spots onto the Arctic region, cracking and melting the ice shelf, while opening a massive ozone hole over the Northern Hemisphere. The destruction of the ozone layer in April 2011 enabled cosmic radiation to pour down through the breach causing a bigger Aurora Borealis and the Polar Vortex that has gripped the southern states with freezing temperatures. In Texas, the unnatural chill froze the ice “corks” inside pipelines that separate gas shipments, and also stopped wind turbines and solar power panels. Contrary to the green ideology of that idiotic NPR, the solution to the Texan power outage is the only fuel that can survive a Fuku’d ice storm hurling down from the radioactive North Pole, namely much-vilified coal as savior of children and the elderly.
The deaths in Texas add to the human death toll related to Fukushima. Babies born without brains in the Pacific Northwest; and a slew of miscarriages and abortions of reptilian-like “monsters”, as one Hong Kong physician put it, have decimated the birth rates in Japan, the Asian continent and North America. Other species have also been reduced with wildlife numbers in drastic decline and insects disappearing from North America, in a mass slaughter far more extensive than the DDT killoff documented in Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’. Fukushima is in your local air, water, food, pets, living room and also inside everyone’s body. We are facing extinction as a species.
The Bright Side of Hell
Think of the bright side. Had the 311 tsunami not completely flooded and then solidified into frozen slush inside that secret nuclear warhead lab in Haramachi on the unusually cold nights of March 11-15, the incineration of hundreds of warheads would have killed every mammal on this planet, including fool apes that flatter themselves as being intelligent, along with the rest of the biological kingdom, other than a few hardy mushrooms and mildew. Even the ants would have been left starving and disoriented by chromosome damage.
Life on Earth came within a hair’s breadth of the Sixth and Final Extinction Event, leaving a dead rock gyrating wildly in space due to the eccentric movement of the magnetic North Pole, knocked off its axis by the Reactor 3 blast. Total extinction might have been a better solution than our present dilemma in which our every effort could be nullified by the next reactor meltdown. In bipolar policy oscillation between nuclear collaboration and evasion of responsibility for public safety, the imbeciles on both sides of the Pacific are still trying to rescue nuclear power instead of saving human lives.
Japan as nuke pioneer
One point to emphasize is that Fukushima 311 is not some exceptional day but instead a logical outcome of nearly a century of secret nuclear weapons development in Japan, which began with the world’s first-ever description of the massive potential of nuclear fission through neutron escape, in the 1934 paper published by Iwanami Shoten by Tadayoshi Hikosaka, a nuclear physics professor at Tohoku Imperial University in Sendai, just north of Fukushima Prefecture. His research paper was released five years before the claim by German Jewish chemists seeking a fast track to a visa from the USA to enjoy the academic privileges of that plagiarizing fraudster Albert Einstein, who stole the credit for equations by Henri Poincare, Olinto de Pretto and India-born mathematician Satyendra Nath Bose, not to mention Werner Heisenberg and Paul Dirac.
The opportunism of Jewish scientists in their quest for professorial titles, directorships of laboratories, high salaries and cushy accommodations from the military-industrial-academic complex in the United States was an undeniable factor behind the ethnic distrust by state bureaucracies in Germany and the Soviet Union, whose suspicions of treasonous attitudes resulted in institutionalized ghetto confinement and pogroms against humble, ordinary and patriotic Jewish families. More recently Israeli dual citizenship has heightened the national security threat to the U.S. due to lucrative transfers of American high-tech secrets to Chinese military labs.
Nuclear-fission pioneer Hikosaka’s theory of neutron escape from the nucleus, which he maintained was the key to releasing enormous energy on an unprecedented scale, attracted the attention of the Japanese military, which dispatched him with his immediate family to Lushun, formerly known as Port Arthur, near Dalian, apparently in transit to occupied Korea. Following the 8-day war of the once-neutral Soviet Union, intent on capturing the Japanese nuclear program on Konan (Hungnam) island in northern Korea, Hirosaka was treated cordially by Russian military intelligence officers, who invited him to conduct research in Moscow. The Soviets suspected that he had been assigned to the Japanese atomic bomb project, making him quite useful for Stalin’s takeover of that strategic program. Realizing that long-term captivity could be fatal, he and his wife hid his research papers and packed their belongings for a secret escape back to Japan, where he then resumed his theoretical studies in Sendai and later at Iwate University. On the 50th anniversary of the founding of RIKEN, his pioneering research papers were re-published with addenda, while maintaining the secrecy of his wartime military-related service.
The notion of equal and sometimes superior scientific achievement in Asia is an unbearable prospect for the Eurocentric scientific establishment, Yet the materialist Mohist school of empirical observation contended for centuries against Confucian social ethics while putting China in the lead of technological innovation over many centuries. The fly in the ointment, however, was the inherent amorality of absolute rationalism. The attitude of “if it works, do it” explains why Japanese physicists at the Riken research Institute of Physics and Chemistry gladly participated in state-funded nuclear warhead research and also on the development of the thorium-powered jet engine, this latter project in the cooperation with Dornier’s genius designer Richard Vogt, who worked on contract with Kawasaki Aircraft toward advancement of Japanese air power.
Hikosaka’s pioneering studies at Tohoku Imperial University on fission theory prior to release of his scientific paper had likely been spurred by the 1929 visit to Japan on a world lecture tour of quantum theorists Werner Heisenberg and Paul Dirac, the latter a brilliant and eccentric Englishman whose research concepts have been largely neglected. Their visit to Tokyo was celebrated in group photo with leading scientists at RIKEN, the Institute of Physics and Chemistry, modeled after the Kaiser Wilhelm science institute. As best as I can discern in this group photo, from left to right are Shinichiro Tominaga, Masatoshi Okochi, Yoshio Nishina, Werner Heisenberg, Hantaro Nagaoka, Paul Dirac, as yet unidentified, and Hideki Yukawa. That encounter was an outstanding meeting of minds between the fathers of the German, British and Japanese atomic bombs.
It is a shameful disgrace that the Manhattan Project on their postwar visit suppressed and looted the Japanese nuclear program under the authority of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), better known for its Operation Paperclip against Japan as well as Germany and Europe. The thieves at Los Alamos engaged in selective censorship of scientific literature, sneakily stealing the thunder of scientific discovery from Japanese and German physicists. Edward Teller was no Shiva but merely a crafty pickpocket cleaning out the train stations and air terminals.
The entirety of science and technology history, and the secretive thievery therein, demands a second draft with proper accreditation for actual inventors, as in the case of Wright brothers who were not to first to fly, since the Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont beat them to it along with other claimants in France and the USA, not to mention those crazy-brave ancient Chinese fliers strapped to huge kites, and one of them to my knowledge at least, flew without strings attached. As for distortion of the facts, the U.S. government and the military-industrial-academic complex have zero compunctions about blanket censorship of uncomfortable facts in violation of the First Amendment.
Nearly all of the German-Japanese cooperation on advanced technologies, for either military or civilian use, was the coveted target of the U.S. Defense Department’s Asian version of Operation Paperclip, which directly influenced my adolescent life in Japan. The American thievery of German-Japanese technology cooperation included the Dornier-Kawasaki helicopter expropriated without credit or licensing fees by Sikorsky and Bell, turbo-prop and jet engines sent by secret airlift from Komaki Airfield in Nagoya to Edwards Air Base and Wright-Patterson, as well as “useless aircraft with no apparent purpose related to transporting passengers or cargo” sent ignominiously to “that other Edwards in Nevada”, later known as Area 51.
A victorious United States and side-kick Britain, along with their patent bureaus, were the biggest intellectual property thieves in human history. This grand larceny explains the cult of secrecy involving sensitive technology, which resulted in, conspired to, and covered up the nuclear reactor explosions and fires at Fukushima, since technology from GE and the DOE-Pantex were largely responsible for the blasts and the global radioactivity contamination, with know-nothing TEPCO put into the role of fall guy. I point out these hidden relationships as a harsh critic of TEPCO and not as its apologist.
Critique of Scientific Arrogance
Had the philosopher of Konisberg lived impossibly longer, the institutional conjoining of science with warfare in the 1930s up till now has amply confirmed the underlying anxiety that prompted Immanuel Kant’s 1871 “Critique of Pure Reason” directed at the math-based sciences. The inherent problem of secular science is its rejection of religion-derived ethics, which had previously been developed with a rigor of logic on par with higher mathematics, while informed by flashes of creativity best described as revelation.
Another way of putting this intellectual divide between the secular and the profound is the difference between the created and its creator, capital C, if you will. The created object can be methodically understood, but its creator’s thinking process is far more complex, convoluted, inspired, serendipitous and sometimes whimsical, yet largely comprehensible. One thing is certain, the relationship between the inventor’s subjective mind and the created object; much like the horse and carriage one goes before the other. Buddhist philosophy attributes the process of creation and transformation to the Mind, upper case M, which is something like a universal operating system on a grandest scale, whereas the Judeo-Christian traditional view provides a human-like identity to this same principle of God the Creator. These concepts are essentially “same-same” with both world religious traditions in basic agreement in that the Cosmos could not have merely popped out of a tiny nuclear seed, like a drop of semen flowing into a vast empty womb, as the truth-denier Einstein suggested with Freudian dishonesty. From whence came that seed, Albert? The Other Side, of course, via Inter-dimensionality.
As for the image of God, it varies between cultural traditions as the coins in one’s pocket, since in some economies the copper disc is not stamped with a face, which does not mean there’s no mold maker at the local mint. As for biological evolution, sure, species can evolve based on mutations inherent to biological reproduction, yet without some sort of design Principle there could be nothing as novel, unique and complex as life on Earth. The fact that we can never identify who or what that creator actually might have been and probably still is leads us to use the analogies of myths and sacred images. These tales and images more or less suffice given our stunted cognitive capacities as myopic apes with vague intimations of a connection with some vast force up there.
Although different from pure scientific research, applied technology also engages in a similar denial of authorship, as shown in the necessity of copyright law, without which there would be zero attribution to any inventor. Even with intellectual property protections, the overriding tendency is to erase the names of actual creators, as seen in the inexorable march of the Microsoft corporation in its drive for sole proprietorship. The factual history of science and technology is being methodically eliminated to be replaced by corporate fictions. Code simply exists and expands on its own, never mind the poor slobs on keyboards during this gradual enslavement of the intelligent-industries’ workforce. Certainly, Jews are not the only patent-and-professorship glory hogs, since American technology is replete with Big Names like Edison and Westinghouse, Pfizer and Lilly. The obscure scientist or engineer whose tinkering enriches the corporate investors is instantly forgotten and sometimes even murdered, the latter more often than any layman suspects. Silicon Valley and the military-industrial complex are vast warehouses of stolen knowledge.
What makes nuclear physics and its sub-branch of quantum theory so exceptional is, of course, the relationship between matter and energy with all the implications about the emergence of the Universe as a secular physical process while conveniently forgetting that the first referenced claim was a Creation myth, specifically for Jews and Christians in Genesis chapter 1, with its moral overtones demanding human ethical conduct based on protection of the Tree of Life.
Western science, with its stone-cold rejection of biblical injunction, has steered clear of the prophetic warnings about moral risks from the Tree of Knowledge. This avoidance of ethical accountability through deliberate cleansing science of its mythic origins stands at the very core of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, when advanced weapons development laid waste the natural paradise of Northern Japan and threatens to exterminate all living creatures on this planet. Those appointed to be the stewards of the Earth have become its exterminators. So catastrophes bring us back to ground zero where brute science is challenged by the higher logic of metaphysics, and on that note you were so correct about the urgent need for systematic ethics to install ethical principle into scientific research, Professor Kant, Bravo!
Japan’s atomic bomb
At the practical level of technology with a pick and shovel, the world’s first industrial-scale uranium and thorium mine was established in secrecy during the early 1930s on Uzumine mountain, near Sukagawa in southern Fukushima by the Bund-Eine project in cooperation with Weimar German physicists led by Werner Heisenberg, following his 1929 lecture tour in Japan.
By contrast, Chancellor Adolf Hitler was an adamant foe of Japan, being a World War I veteran and protege of Karl Haushaufer, the former German military attache in Tokyo in 1914 whose Geo-strategy theory astutely predicted that Imperial Japan would grab the Kaiser’s colonies in the Pacific islands and Shantung Peninsula. Indeed, in retaliation for the land grab in World War I, Hitler ordered the Wehrmacht to send officers, drill instructors and weapons to bolster the Kuomintang’s Generalissimo Chang Kai-shek, as the Franco of Asia, to combat Japanese expansionism in China, which culminated in the battles of Shanghai and the Nanjing Massacre.
Only when common interest in punishing the imperious British led to the signing of the Axis Pact treaty in September 1940, did Germany resume the Weimar policy of nuclear cooperation with Japan. U-boats delivered refined uranium and reactor technology to Japan and to occupied Shanghai to hasten the Axis A-bomb. The Allied capture of U-boat 234 hauling uranium oxide and advanced technology is the sole reported interdiction on the U.S. historical record. According to the maternal side of my family, howver, Yokohama and Kobe were for all practical purposes German home ports, replete with German Navy sailors performing in Bach orchestras.
Nuclear re-armament of Japan
Financed by Shinzo Abe’s grandfather Nobusuke Kishi, a Japanese R&D team based at wartime Konan (Hungnam island) in occupied Korea successfully built and tested an A-bomb simultaneous with the Manhattan Project’s Trinity blast. Following Japan’s defeat in World War II, the Manhattan Project sent an inspection team to Japan, which destroyed an obsolete reactor belonging to its rival Riken, the Japanese advanced science research agency. This only forced the Japanese nuclear sector to operate in secret. After his rehabilitation for war crimes, including sponsorship of Unit 731, Kishi was elected prime minister and signed Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace program. Then he visited the construction site of Britain’s first atomic power plant at Bradford, as the model for Japan’s re-emerging nuclear program.
After that informative excursion, Kishi ordered the construction of the first nuclear power plant at Tokai-mura in Ibaraki Prefecture east of Tokyo, which lay at the heart of a secret military weapons complex until the 1970s development of TEPCO Fukushima. The 1964 Olympics was timed to hail Japan’s emergence as a nuclear power, with the Shinkansen bullet train powered by electricity from the Tokai-mura reactor (though delayed until the following year). Then in 1991, Kakuei Tanaka from Niigata, which also became the site of a TEPCO-sponsored nuclear plant, was elected prime minister with key support from Yasuhiro Nakasone, the defense minister and de facto shogun of Japan’s re-nuclearization. The CIA and State Department were aware of these developments all along with a positive attitude, despite misgivings at the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Democratic Party liberals in Washington were loyally wedded to the revival of Japanese far-right nationalism, partly and even largely due to both sides being gay at heart, sharing the onsen at Tokyo’s homosexual bathhouses, frequently by the likes of Ambassador Douglas MacArthur II, the general’s nephew.
Honor above Filth
As opposed to the Kishi-Abe mafia, my clan of the Satsuma domain in southern Kyushu has believed that men dedicated to public service based on ethics, and not the brute power of machines or materiel, are the decisive force for human progress and that science should serve the interests of the populace and not be used to entrench tyrants and the indolent rich. This fundamental clash of values and struggle of wills may seem lopsided in favor of evil-doers, but that is a superficial impression of weaklings overawed by the power of evil and lacking confidence in justice ever being rendered. This, simply put, is a test of character that eventually leads to a pitched battle. Meanwhile prepare.
It is not enough, indeed far too little that the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, possibly to be canceled, when the nuclear industry and its lackey IAEA “regulators” have so far evaded appropriate punishment for their culpability in the cover-up of this disaster’s real causes that led to the mass murder of untold thousands of innocent people in Japan and around the world. It is a moral travesty that Shinzo Abe retreats into comfortable retirement after conspiring with Mizuho Bank to steal hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions from the “Pray for Japan” global outpouring in sympathy with Fukushima residents in response to 311, or that George W. Bush and Barack Obama retire under protection of a Secret Service that instead should be dragging them in shackles to an international court of justice on par with the Nuremberg Tribunal and Tokyo War Crimes Trials.
Of course the TEPCO crowd are not the only curs in this fiasco, when their technology providers in the USA and France, along with uranium ore suppliers in Australia and Canada remain at large, with the freedom to profit from death. Much craftier at spinning lies has been the Kyoto Protocol groupies, funded by TEPCO, who have morphed into the Green New Deal fanatics, providing cover for the nuclear industry that is spewing radioactivity across the USA, Europe, Asia and more recently the Middle East and Latin American, in an ever-wider circle of death and destruction. Especially onerous are those Canadian thugs and liars who have hounded and tried to intimidate our courageous colleague Dana Durnford, who nevertheless has been steadfast in exposing the criminality and ecocide of the nuclear industry,
Until these criminals are hanged on the gallows, the Fukushima tragedy cannot begin to be resolved. Indeed we are still at the starting line of this world-destroying catastrophe, when so many victims are dying from radioactive poisoning and the global environment is an ever-worsening wreckage. Retribution remains to be meted out to the guilty. Since truthful confession of these unpardonable crimes is not forthcoming from the globalist elites, much sterner measures are required to right the wrong. We mortals cannot bring the dead back to life, and I did meet so many of the soon-to-die in Fukushima, who are by now sadly departed. We must focus on protecting the innocent while never shucking our moral duty to punish the perpetrators. This is the pledge that has motivated and guided my field studies and reportage over the past 10 years to be continued steadfastly into the coming decade, so help me God.
It’s just two weeks…
It’s just six feet…
It’s just a mask…
It’s just non-essential business…
It’s just six months…
It’s just church…
It’s just easter…
It’s just school…
It’s just non-essential travel…
It’s just Thanksgiving…
It’s just Christmas…
It’s just a vaccine…
It’s just two masks…
It’s just two vaccines…
It’s just till 2022…
It’s just three masks…
it’s just three vaccines…
It’s just an Anal Swab…
It’s just a vaccine passport…
It’s just a checkpoint…
It’s just an isolation camp…
It’s just till there’s no more viruses…
It’s just a Reset…
ITS JUST ABOUT THEM CONTROLING US…
Stress is a major problem for many people — a hectic, stressful job, a chaotic home life, bills to worry about and bad habits such as unhealthy eating, drinking and smoking can lead to a mountain of stress.
If your life is full of stress, there are some simple things you can do to get to a more manageable level.
Now, your life will probably never be stress-free. That’s not desirable (even if it was possible) because stress is something that challenges you and helps you grow—when it’s at a reasonable level. But when stress gets too high, it causes you to be unhappy and unhealthy.
One of the keys to success is taking a realistic, gradual approach to change. How do you do it? One change at a time. Change one habit a month and gradually, over the course of a year or two, you will find you have made long-lasting changes to many things in your life.
Not all of these tips may work for you. Each person is different. Pick and choose the ones that you feel will be effective for you, and give them a try. One at a time.
- One thing at a time. This is the simplest and best way to start reducing your stress, and you can start today. Right now. Focus as much as possible on doing one thing at a time. Clear your desk of distractions. Pick something to work on. Need to write a report? Do only that. Remove distractions such as phones and email notifications while you’re working on that report. If you’re going to review email, do only that. This takes practice, and you’ll get urges to do other things. Just keep practicing and you’ll get better at it.
- Simplify your schedule. A hectic schedule is a major cause of high stress. Simplify by reducing the number of commitments in your life to the essentials. Learn to say no to the rest — and slowly get out of commitments that aren’t beneficial to you. Schedule only a few important things each day, and put space between them. Leave room for down time and fun.
- Get moving. Do something each day to be active — walk, hike, play a sport, go for a run, do yoga. It doesn’t have to be grueling to reduce stress. Just move. Have fun doing it.
- Develop one healthy habit this month. Other than getting active, improving your health overall will help with the stress. But do it one habit at a time. Eat fruits and veggies for snacks. Floss every day. Quit smoking. Cook a healthy dinner. Drink water instead of soda. One habit at a time.
- Do something calming. What do you enjoy that calms you down? For many people, it can be the “get moving” activity discussed above. But it could also be taking a nap, or a bath, or reading. Other people are calmed by housework or yard work. Some people like to meditate, or take a nature walk. Find your calming activity and try to do it each day.
- Simplify your finances. Finances can be a drain on your energy and a major stressor. If that’s true with you, find ways to simplify things. Automate savings and bill payments and debt payments. Spend less by shopping (at malls or online) much less. Find ways to have fun that don’t involve spending money.
- Have a blast! Have fun each day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Play with your kids — that can take your mind off everything and can be really hilarious. Play sports (with or without your kids). Board games are fun. Whatever you choose, be sure to laugh.
- Get creative. Throwing yourself into a creative activity is another great way to de-stress and to prevent stress. Consider writing, painting, woodworking, playing music, sketching, cooking or making pottery, interior design or building things.
- Declutter. Take 20 to 30 minutes and just go through a room, getting rid of stuff you don’t use or need anymore or find a better place for it. When you are done, you will have a nice, peaceful environment for work, play, and living. Do this a little at a time — make it one of your “fun activities.”
- Be early. Being late can be very stressful. Try to leave earlier by getting ready earlier, or by scheduling more space between events. Things always take longer than normal, so schedule some buffer time: extra time to get ready, to commute, to do errands before you need to be somewhere, to attend a meeting before another scheduled appointment. If you get somewhere early, it’s good to have some reading material.
“I ask this government if people should prepare for internment camps,” Ontario provincial member of parliament (MPP) Randy Hillier asked the central Canadian province’s legislature during Question Period on October 7, 2020.
During his inquiry over the country’s policy to detain citizens, Hillier’s microphone was cut and he was silenced and told to sit down. His words would not go unnoticed, however, and the internet picked up on it and the memes began to flow on how Canada was about to start involuntarily detaining COVID-19 patients in government facilities.
It is important to note that Hillier’s claims were blown out of proportion online with disinformation flowing freely about children being taken from parents to people being held in these facilities “for the rest of their lives.” None of this is true.
Predictably, the “Fact-Checkers” picked up on the obviously false claims and came out in full force referring to Hillier’s statements and the memes that followed as a “Conspiracy Theory” that is “Totally False.”
Yes, many of the claims were totally false, however, government-run quarantine facilities are allowed in Canada under the Quarantine Act, passed in 2005 under prime minister Paul Martin. In June 2020, the federal government issued its third order requiring every person entering Canada to quarantine for 14 days.
The pushback against the online “conspiracy theories” were that these quarantine sites were “voluntary” for Canadian citizens.
The federal government has announced funding for voluntary quarantine sites for some of the country’s homeless and has made plans to expand self-isolation capacity for returning international travelers without suitable places to go, but Canadians will not be compelled to leave their homes for so-called COVID “camps,” a spokesperson for Health Minister Patty Hajdu told CBC News in October to dispel the conspiracy theories.
In October, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau even responded, saying that the claims of mandatory COVID-19 detainments were “harmful misinformation.”
“Unfortunately there is a tremendous amount of noise and harmful misinformation about [the pandemic] on the Internet,” Trudeau said. “I had to explain that as we consume increasing amounts and various sources of information on line and around us, we need to continue to be attentive to source, we need to continue to be attentive to comparing various reports and looking for trusted sources.”
“The answer is no, we’re not building containment or internment camps,” the Health Minister spokesperson said in a statement.
That was in October and over the months, the government has moved the goal post on how travelers are treated. Now, even travelers with negative tests will be forced to quarantine at their home under government surveillance. While this is only for those engaging in international travel, as we’ve seen, the goal post moves.
“Those with negative test results will then be able to quarantine at home under significantly increased surveillance and enforcement,” Trudeau said in a press conference last week. In regards to the “increased surveillance,” this will include home visits from private covid security personnel.
“There will be increased security contractors that will do more, I would say, ‘door knocking’, to check on people who are in quarantine,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, on Friday, adding that the contractors would start in 35 Canadian cities and would expand farther in the coming weeks.
But it gets worse for those who test positive. Remember, three months ago, a positive test would mean a “voluntary” quarantine at a government facility. “Mandatory” confinement was a “conspiracy theory.” But it is not anymore.
“Those with positive tests will be immediately required to quarantine in designated government facilities to make sure they’re not carrying variants of potential concern,” Trudeau said of the new measures.
“Immediately required” does not mean “voluntarily.” It means that citizens will be forced into these facilities. Calling them “mandatory government facilities” instead of “internment camps” is a matter of semantics. Internment is defined as the state of being confined as a prisoner, especially for political or military reasons. Does that not sound like what Trudeau said in the statement above? See the shift in policy happen in the video below.
Indeed, according to the government’s own website, violators will be imprisoned.
Violating any instructions provided to you when you entered Canada is an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to up to:
6 months in prison and/or
$750,000 in fines
If you break your mandatory quarantine or isolation requirements and you cause the death or serious bodily harm to another person, you could face:
a fine of up to $1,000,000 or
imprisonment of up to 3 years or
The Contraventions Act provides police (including RCMP, provincial and local police) more power to enforce the Contraventions Act. They can now issue tickets to people who do not comply with the Act. Fines range from $275 to $1000.
This is and has been the nature of the state since the beginning of the pandemic. The police state measures are being incrementally rolled out. Had they attempted all of this back in March, rest assured that there would be massive resistance with bipartisan support. Now, however, team doom is cheering it on.
“It’s excellent. It’s a shame it’s this late. This is something they could have done ages ago,” said Dr. Andrew Morris, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Toronto and the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Sinai-University Health Network.
“This is definitely a step in the right direction.”
Those who remember history, however, would disagree.
Now, this conspiracy theory from three months ago is being used in reality today.
“I was escorted by police to a shuttle bus and taken to this hotel, which is fenced off from the public,” a man told the Toronto Sun after the Public Health Agency of Canada didn’t accept his results from a rapid test — which was negative — and ordered him detained until the results of their own test were known.
“It definitely has a detention centre feel to it,” the Sun reported. “There is a barrier preventing anybody from coming and going and a security detail checks every vehicle entering the property.”
“You will have to forgive Steve Duesing for not believing there are no COVID-19 internment centres in Canada….. I’m in one,” the 34-year-old Scarborough man, named Steve, told the Toronto Sun on Tuesday after becoming one of the detained.
“I was told when I arrived (at Pearson International Airport) Sunday night from Charlotte that it was either three days quarantine or go to jail.”
So he was escorted on a shuttle bus from Pearson to the nearby Radisson Hotel on Dixon Rd. But this is no normal hotel stay.
“I am not allowed to leave the room,” he said. “There is a guard at the end of the hall.”
Just like a prisoner, he gets water sent up and a ham sandwich.
“I don’t have any symptoms,” said Steve. “I am angry, but other than that, I’m fine.”
Steve is not an isolated incident. On his flight alone, he says eight other people were hauled off as well. “Some cried and said they would lose their jobs or didn’t have babysitters,” he said.
“There was no leniency. They were no longer free. They were ordered into government custody,” the Sun writes, and they are correct.
If you think that this will not happen here in the United States, think again.
A recent study in the journal Cancer Discovery found that inhalation of harmful microbes can contribute to advanced stage lung cancer in adults. Long-term use of face masks may help breed these dangerous pathogens.
Microbiologists agree that frequent mask wearing creates a moist environment in which microbes are allowed to grow and proliferate before entering the lungs. Those foreign microbes then travel down the trachea and into two tubes called the bronchi until they reach small air sacks covered in blood vessels called alveoli.
“The lungs were long thought to be sterile, but we now know that oral commensals–microbes normally found in the mouth–frequently enter the lungs due to unconscious aspirations.” – Leopoldo Segal, Study Author and Director of the Lung Microbiome Program and Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine
According to the study, after invading the lungs these microbes cause an inflammatory response in proteins known as cytokine IL-17.
“Given the known impact of IL-17 and inflammation on lung cancer, we were interested in determining if the enrichment of oral commensals in the lungs could drive an IL-17-type inflammation and influence lung cancer progression and prognosis,” said Segal.
While analyzing lung microbes of 83 untreated adults with lung cancer, the research team discovered that colonies of Veillonella, Prevotella, and Streptococcus bacteria, which may be cultivated through prolonged mask wearing, are all found in larger quantities in patients with advanced stage lung cancer than in earlier stages. The presence of these bacterial cultures is also associated with a lower chance of survival and increased tumor growth regardless of the stage.
Additionally, research into the cultivation of Veillonella bacteria in the lungs of mice found that the presence of such bacteria leads to the emergence of immune suppressing cells as well as inflammatory ones such as cytokine IL-17.
“Given the results of our study, it is possible that changes to the lung microbiome could be used as a biomarker to predict prognosis or to stratify patients for treatment.” – Leopoldo Segal
As more evidence emerges pertaining to the long-term effects of mask mandates and lock downs, doctors and scientists are beginning to reconsider whether these authoritarian measures really are doing more harm than good. One Canadian public health expert named Dr. Aji Joffe found in a related study that lock downs cause “at least ten times” more damage than benefit.
In a recent working paper by researchers at Harvard, Duke, and John Hopkins Universities, academics concluded that “for the overall population, the increase in the death rate following the COVID-19 pandemic implies a staggering 0.89 and 1.37 million excess deaths over the next 15 and 20 years, respectively.”
Since forced mask wearing began, dermatologists have coined the term ‘maskne’ to describe an onset of pimples near the mouth caused by masks clogging up pores with oil and bacteria. This can be caused by either disposable or cloth masks.
Dentists have also been warning about a phenomenon known as ‘mask mouth’ in which patients are arriving back to the dental office with an increase in gingivitis and tooth decay as high as 50% in a period of just a few months since mask mandates began.
This discovery sheds light on the growing evidence of harm caused by long-term mask wearing.
This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here.
Have you ever tried to fix an ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep — only to do so and still feel exhausted?
If that’s you, here’s the secret: Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two.
We go through life thinking we’ve rested because we have gotten enough sleep — but in reality we are missing out on the other types of rest we desperately need. The result is a culture of high-achieving, high-producing, chronically tired and chronically burned-out individuals. We’re suffering from a rest deficit because we don’t understand the true power of rest.
Rest should equal restoration in seven key areas of your life.
The first type of rest we need is physical rest, which can be passive or active. Passive physical rest includes sleeping and napping, while active physical rest means restorative activities such as yoga, stretching and massage therapy that help improve the body’s circulation and flexibility.
The second type of rest is mental rest. Do you know that coworker who starts work every day with a huge cup of coffee? He’s often irritable and forgetful, and he has a difficult time concentrating on his work. When he lies down at night to sleep, he frequently struggles to turn off his brain as conversations from the day fill his thoughts. And despite sleeping seven to eight hours, he wakes up feeling as if he never went to bed. He has a mental rest deficit.
The good news is you don’t have to quit your job or go on vacation to fix this. Schedule short breaks to occur every two hours throughout your workday; these breaks can remind you to slow down. You might also keep a notepad by the bed to jot down any nagging thoughts that would keep you awake.
The third type of rest we need is sensory rest. Bright lights, computer screens, background noise and multiple conversations — whether they’re in an office or on Zoom calls — can cause our senses to feel overwhelmed. This can be countered by doing something as simple as closing your eyes for a minute in the middle of the day, as well as by intentionally unplugging from electronics at the end of every day. Intentional moments of sensory deprivation can begin to undo the damage inflicted by the over-stimulating world.
The fourth type of rest is creative rest. This type of rest is especially important for anyone who must solve problems or brainstorm new ideas. Creative rest reawakens the awe and wonder inside each of us. Do you recall the first time you saw the Grand Canyon, the ocean or a waterfall? Allowing yourself to take in the beauty of the outdoors — even if it’s at a local park or in your backyard — provides you with creative rest.
But creative rest isn’t simply about appreciating nature; it also includes enjoying the arts. Turn your workspace into a place of inspiration by displaying images of places you love and works of art that speak to you. You can’t spend 40 hours a week staring at blank or jumbled surroundings and expect to feel passionate about anything, much less come up with innovative ideas.
Now let’s take a look at another individual — the friend whom everyone thinks is the nicest person they’ve ever met. It’s the person everyone depends on, the one you’d call if you needed a favor because even if they don’t want to do it, you know they’ll give you a reluctant “yes” rather than a truthful “no”. But when this person is alone, they feel unappreciated and like others are taking advantage of them.
This person requires emotional rest, which means having the time and space to freely express your feelings and cut back on people pleasing. Emotional rest also requires the courage to be authentic. An emotionally rested person can answer the question “How are you today?” with a truthful “I’m not okay” — and then go on to share some hard things that otherwise go unsaid.
If you’re in need of emotional rest, you probably have a social rest deficit too. This occurs when we fail to differentiate between those relationships that revive us from those relationships that exhaust us. To experience more social rest, surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Even if your interactions have to occur virtually, you can choose to engage more fully in them by turning on your camera and focusing on who you’re speaking to.
The final type of rest is spiritual rest, which is the ability to connect beyond the physical and mental and feel a deep sense of belonging, love, acceptance and purpose. To receive this, engage in something greater than yourself and add prayer, meditation or community involvement to your daily routine.
As you can see, sleep alone can’t restore us to the point we feel rested. So it’s time for us to begin focusing on getting the right type of rest we need.
Editor’s note: Fatigue can also be associated with numerous health problems, so please get checked out by your physician if it persists.
To learn more about Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and her work, visit her website. This post was adapted from her TEDxAtlanta Talk. Watch it here: