Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Fuckin' New Year !

World Wide Riot................

worldwideriot-trailer from karl koks on Vimeo.

A Battle Over Uranium Bodes Ill for U.S. Debate



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Radionuclides contained in uranium tailings emit 20 to 100 times as much gamma-radiation as natural background levels on deposit surfaces. Gamma radiation levels decrease rapidly with distance from the pile.
The radium-226 in tailings continuously decays to the radioactive gas radon-222, the decay products of which can cause lung cancer. Some of this radon escapes from the interior of the pile. Radon releases are a major hazard that continues after uranium mines are shut down. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the lifetime excess lung cancer risk of residents living nearby a bare tailings pile of 80 hectares at two cases per hundred.
Since radon spreads quickly with the wind, many people receive small additional radiation doses. Although the excess risk for the individual is small, it cannot be neglected due to the large number of people concerned. EPA estimates that the uranium tailings deposits existing in the United States in 1983 would cause 500 lung cancer deaths per century, if no countermeasures are taken.



Tailings deposits are subject to many kinds of erosion. Due to the long half-lives of the radioactive constituents involved, safety of the deposit has to be guaranteed for very long periods of time.
After rainfall, erosion gullies can form; floods can destroy the whole deposit; plants and burrowing animals can penetrate into the deposit and thus disperse the material, enhance the radon emanation and make the deposit more susceptible to climatic erosion.
When the surface of the pile dries out, the fine sands are blown by the wind over adjacent areas. The sky has darkened from storms blowing up radioactive dust over villages located in the immediate vicinity of Wismut's uranium mill tailings piles. Subsequently, elevated levels of radium-226 and arsenic were found in dust samples from these villages.



Seepage from tailings piles is another major hazard. Seepage poses a risk of contamination to ground and surface water. Residents are also threatened by radium-226 and other hazardous substances like arsenic in their drinking water supplies and in fish from the area. The seepage problem is very important with acidic tailings, as the radionuclides involved are more mobile under acidic conditions. In tailings containing pyrite, acidic conditions automatically develop due to the inherent production of sulfuric acid, which increases migration of contaminants to the environment.



NunnGlow

And you, Truth: Give me the strength and the anger So that when my foot crashes down It levels mountains And the State with them.











Used the end of one year to plan and prepare for the next.......


VIA



With the current world economic troubles as well as the increasing threat of nuclear terrorism - NOW is the time to start getting ready. Don’t get caught in a situation where you are saying “I wish I had prepared for this when I had time…..I wish I had done something to protect my family.”


Survival Database

Restoring Glen Canyon


One of the most hotly debated topics today concerns the draining of Lake Powell. As early as 1963, when the dam was built, David Brower argued, "Hoover, Parker, and Davis dams already exist and control the river adequately; they could probably continue to do so until Lake Mead is silted in completely, perhaps two hundred year from now" (Porter, 1963). Environmentalists argue that Glen Canyon Dam was originally built to control flooding and as it no longer serves that purpose, the lake should be drained. Many people are opposed to this idea, from congressmen to recreationists as Lake Powell serves the needs of boaters, fishers, etc. and the dam provides a steady source of hydropower.


Historic sites have disappeared including the Crossing of the Fathers, used by Escalante and Dominquez in 1776; the fording place on the Hole-in-the-Rock Trail created by the Mormons in 1880; gold mining sites of the 1880s, 1890s, and early 1900s; and rock art panels and homes of the Anasazi. Even the glen in which John Wesley Powell stood in awe and for which the canyon and dam took its name, is covered beneath 500 feet of water.





Risks to the Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Institute

Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future."......











Mountain Top Development ?

Coal operators and environmentalists have been pondering the value of a name since the revelation that the coal industry may push for “rebranding” surface mining as “mountaintop development” instead of “mountaintop removal.”



The process of blasting the top of a mountain to obtain its underground coal reserves instead of digging a mine has been a much easier target for environmentalists since it has become known as mountaintop removal. However, coal industry executives say the term “mountaintop development” would paint a more accurate picture of the practice.

Really? looks more like Mountain top destruction to me......





What is Mountain Top Removal Mining?

Nothing to fear here folks just move along......

Vantage point is everything when it comes to surveillance. SkyWatch™ mobile observation towers provide a high level platform for an array of surveillance options. Every portable tower includes the basics for the comfort and safety of the officer inside through adjustable heat and air conditioning, tinted sliding glass windows and comfortable seating. And no matter the application, only one person is required to set up and deploy a unit.



The SkyWatch portable surveillance tower can easily be relocated and is rugged enough to handle even the most primitive off-road conditions. Each of our hydraulic security tower models are adaptable for cameras, radios, public address systems and other equipment integration. Now, one officer can cover an area previously requiring three or more personnel.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ceramics of the Northern San Juan Region – A View from Salmon Pueblo



An nice interactive page discussing Ancient ceramics.
Just click on a vessel for 3-D viewing



The Center for Desert Archaeology

Something to think about.....


"The state is the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies, too; and this lie creeps from its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.’"


Friedrich Nietzsche

A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer ......











Buckskin Gulch, UT

Buckskin Gulch is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the Southwest, and while others are narrower, prettier or more challenging to explore, the length and variety of the terrain in the gulch make it the best overall.


The canyon is narrow for 12 miles; the cliffs become steadily higher downstream, reaching a height of 500 feet above the streambed at the end, where Buckskin Gulch meets the Paria River which also flows through a deep canyon for several miles either side of the confluence.

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Baia Mare cyanide spill

An accidental cyanide spill in the city of Baia Mare in north-west Romania on March 1 2000 devastated river life in three countries. More than 100,000 cubic metres of cyanide-tainted water leaked from a gold mine near the city.

It quickly contaminated the nearby rivers, killing fish which feed into the larger Tisza and Danube rivers. Environmentalists estimated the leak killed 80 per cent of the marine life in the Tisza.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

From the Hearts of Children.......

Will You Earn Their Respect ?



Now Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Program......











Oil Sands...........

Oil Sands to Boom: Internal Federal Report



Prepare for a Canadian and U.S. shift toward heavier forms of crude oil as global production of lighter crude oil sources decline, says a federal government report. As well, "Generally, heavier forms of crude oil, such as that contained in the oil sands, require more energy and resources to produce and refine, compared to lighter crude oil, resulting in higher air pollutant and GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions."


Common Dreams


Most Ancient Site in Arakan Bulldozed for Railroad

The most ancient city of Arakan, known historically as Danyawaddy, which existed in the 6 century BCE, was destroyed by bulldozers for construction of a railroad that passed over the walled palace grounds, said a historian in the region on the condition of anonymity.




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VIA

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Why this cult of wilderness?... because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger."











"Chilling" Child Sacrifices Found at Prehistoric Site

The remains are the earliest evidence of ritualized blood sacrifice and mutilation of children that has so far been seen in the South American Andes, according to study leader Haagen Klaus.

The skeletons of dozens of children killed as part of a ritual bloodletting sacrifice a thousand years ago have been discovered in northern Peru, a new study says.


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Lake Mead Record Low


(The white washtub ring is the old water level that can be seen all around the lake}

The Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Dam) was erected in the 1930s, and by 1943 Lake Mead had risen out of the Colorado River to a height of 1,220 feet above sea level.

But this year, on October 18, Lake Mead reached a record low, dropping down to just 1083.9 feet, having lost about 12 stories of height. Though still about eight feet above the designated point of a critical water shortage, the low water levels are a warning signal to the millions of people in Southwest states who rely on this resource for drinking water and irrigation.

How low can Lake Mead go?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

THE “REBEL DOG”

Greece has sparked controversy, fear and chaos thanks to its financial crisis. Protests have sprouted all over the country and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. Enter the “Rebel Dog.” The canine has provided a lighter angle within the tumultuous times in Greece and has become a symbol of inspiration and fearlessness.


Rebel Dog



Countless times he’s been seen confronting police officers and standing tall in the wake of tear gas. According to The Guardian newspaper, he’s been present at nearly every major demonstration in Athens, Greece.

Silence is betrayal

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

If An Agent Knocks

What to do if you or your organization are targeted by federal law enforcement



Federal law enforcement agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have a dark history of targeting radical and progressive movements. Some of the dirty tricks they use against these movements include: the infiltration of organizations to discredit and disrupt their operations; campaigns of misinformation and false stories in the media; forgery of correspondence; fabrication of evidence; and the use of grand jury subpoenas to intimidate activists. Today’s activist must know and understand the threat posed by federal law enforcement agents and their tactics as well as several key security practices that offer the best protection.


If An Agent Knocks

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Coal Mine For Bryce Canyon?

The state of Utah has approved an open-pit coal mine to be located just 10 miles from Bryce Canyon National Park. GOP Governor Gary Herbert got the permit fast-tracked… after meeting with the mine’s developers and taking a $10,000 campaign contribution.



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Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Smash your TV, Piss on your newspaper, find the people that share the same hatred against this Society and act directly against the targets!











Chernobyl.....The Earth Dies Screaming....


On April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., the world's worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in Ukraine. The explosion, described by the United Nations as "the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of humanity," released thousands of tons of radioactive material. Seventy per cent of the radiation fell over the country of Belarus.


On April 26, 1986, the operating crew planned to test whether the Reactor No. 4 turbines could produce enough energy to keep the coolant pumps running until the emergency diesel generator was activated in case of an external power loss. During the test, power surged unexpectedly, causing an explosion and driving temperatures in the reactor to more than 2,000 degrees Celsius—melting the fuel rods, igniting the reactor’s graphite covering, and releasing a cloud of radiation into the atmosphere.


The precise causes of the accident are still uncertain, but it is generally believed that the series of incidents that led to the explosion, fire and nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl was caused by a combination of reactor design flaws and operator error.





Facts

Friday, December 10, 2010

Something to think about....


"Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity."


Leon Trotsky

Did cannibalism kill Anasazi civilization?



It is one of the great prehistoric puzzles: What caused the Anasazi people, who had one of the most sophisticated civilizations in North America, to abandon their beautiful stone dwellings in the mid-12th century? What made families walk away, seemingly in great haste, leaving behind food cooking over fires and sandals hanging on pegs?

In Chaco Canyon, a stark landscape in northwest New Mexico presided over by brooding red mesas, clues lie buried within a nest of hundreds of rooms strewn among the remnants of distinctive Cibola pottery and exquisite jewelry.

Bones. Chopped-up human bones with marks indicating systematic cutting and scraping, suggesting that groups of people were killed and butchered, the meat carefully cut away at the tendons and roasted. Long bones halved and boiled to extract the marrow. Skulls, their tops removed like lids, placed on hearths and cooked. Brains removed.

Scientists have long puzzled over the meaning of these artifacts. Now, at least one chilling explanation has come forth from physical anthropologist Christy Turner. With the publication this spring of "Man Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest," which he wrote with his late wife, anthropologist Jacqueline Turner, he has managed to anger Native Americans, rile scientists, horrify New Agers and provide a fascinating theoretical glimpse into the collapse of a great civilization.












Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Ghost Dance Resistance Movement

Interviews with Native Americans from several tribes, who talk about life before, during and after the arrival of European settlers and about the Ghost Dance movement, which spread rapidly throughout the West and Midwest in the late 1800s.



Saturday, December 4, 2010

EndGame

The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."

The Myth is real let's eat.......







New geophysical technique applied to rock art



There is a need to record and document rock art images as they face deterioration from environmental, industrial and human impacts. A new pilot project by Jennifer Lynn Milani (Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia ) trials the use of magnetic susceptibility (MS) meter to non-invasively detect and spatiallly resolve ochre rock art images.
Ochre is frequently used in rock art production and research has shown that it emits a MS signature due to its magnetic characteristics. These ochre images can be hidden behind silica or carbonate crusts or may deteriorate ove time limiting their visibility. The rock art images that lie behind such crusts are likely to be protected from weathering and are amenable to dating using such techniques as uranium mass spectometry (AMS).
The new Australian research demonstrates that, if present in sufficient abundance, red ochre can be imaged and spatially resolved with a MS meter when applied to a rock face in a variety of geological environments. The type of binder used, pre-application heating or the rocktype itself does not appear to have a significant effect on the viability of the technique. Imaging ochre beneath a proxy crust was also trialled without success; however this is attributed to poor survey design rather than a fundemental problem with the technique.
This pilot project demonstrates that more important to the success of a survey is the equipment setting, the spatial resolution of the survey and the use of a correction to control instrument drift. It also demonstrates the validity of continuing investigations in the emerging field of rock art geophysics ad highlights the importance of future trials on field sites.

full thesis



VIA

The Ancient Ones......













Friday, December 3, 2010

The Disclosure!



VIA

"Government is a disease that masquerades as its own cure."









Fire Mummies of the Philippines


Scientists believe these mummies were first created sometime by the Ibaloi tribe between 1200 and 1500 CE. What makes these mummies unique is the process by which they were made. Mummification began shortly before a person died, where they would ingest a very salty drink. After death, the body was washed and set over a fire in a seated position, thus drying the fluids. Tobacco smoke was blown into the mouth to dry the inside of the body and internal organs. Finally, herbs were rubbed on the body. It's estimated that the entire process could take weeks, sometimes months, to finish. They were then buried in the caves. The practice died out in the 1500s when Spain colonized the Philippines.



Atlas Obscura

First politician discovered


An archaeological team, digging in Washington DC , has uncovered 10,000 year old bones and fossil remains
of what is believed to be the first politician.



VIA

Saturday, November 27, 2010

“If being sane is thinking there's something wrong with being different....I'd rather be completely fucking mental.”









Something to think about.....


"For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights"


B. R. Ambedka

EARTHLINGS

Earthlings

is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.

Friday, November 26, 2010

I`m gonna kick in the radio I`m gonna bomb the record store ........









An short explanation........

Most of the back country I like to wander in is inaccessible this time of year so I really have no ruins or canyon country picture to post........

So it looks like mostly noise and environmental rantings until spring.....

Wandering Below the Rim.....

A short journey of discovery in Southeastern Utah.....