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EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON YOUR BODY :(

Posted in 2020, Health with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2020 by theboldcorsicanflame


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1) Hair

The losing of hair quickly and in clumps occurs with radiation exposure at 200 rems or higher.
(2) Brain

Since brain cells do not reproduce, they won’t be damaged directly unless the exposure is 5,000 rems or greater. Like the heart, radiation kills nerve cells and small blood vessels, and can cause seizures and immediate death.
(3) Thyroid

The certain body parts are more specifically affected by exposure to different types of radiation sources. The thyroid gland is susceptible to radioactive iodine. In sufficient amounts, radioactive iodine can destroy all or part of the thyroid. By taking potassium iodide, one can reduce the effects of exposure.
(4) Blood System

When a person is exposed to around 100 rems, the blood’s lymphocyte cell count will be reduced, leaving the victim more susceptible to infection. This is often refered to as mild radiation sickness. Early symptoms of radiation sickness mimic those of flu and may go unnoticed unless a blood count is done.According to data from Hiroshima and Nagaski, show that symptoms may persist for up to 10 years and may also have an increased long-term risk for leukemia and lymphoma.
(5) Heart

Intense exposure to radioactive material at 1,000 to 5,000 rems would do immediate damage to small blood vessels and probably cause heart failure and death directly.
(6) Gastrointestinal Tract

Radiation damage to the intestinal tract lining will cause nausea, bloody vomiting and diarrhea. This is occurs when the victim’s exposure is 200 rems or more. The radiation will begin to destroy the cells in the body that divide rapidly. These including blood, GI tract, reproductive and hair cells, and harms their DNA and RNA of surviving cells.
(7) Reproductive Tract

Because reproductive tract cells divide rapidly, these areas of the body can be damaged at rem levels as low as 200. Long-term, some radiation sickness victims will become sterile.


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September 2nd 2017: Extreme Weather in Europe, Germany, Canada, USA, Istanbul, Worldwide! This is the Power of Nature at work

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 2, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Are Governments taking precautions for a pending global disaster?

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , , , , on December 13, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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It does seem like governments are taking precautions for a pending global disaster. Here are the indications:

1. The U.S. space shuttle launched it last mission in mid 2011, at the same time that NASA had completely abandoned its government funded manned spacecraft program.

2. That same year the swalbard global seed vault was sealed, they then announced that they would allow the world to restart agriculture immediately following a global catastrophe.

3. The anticipated collapse of the global financial system as governments would not be expected to pay back their debts , thus considered an economic reset for reasons not entirely known.

4. Government organizations and the military’s ramped up efforts to build underground survival shelters and facilities across the globe . Are you aware that the demand for fortified shelters has skyrocketed just in the last 3 to 5 yeas. Why the rush? The construction of D.U.M.B facilities has been going on for many years now, and continues even today.

5. China has decided in just the past few years to quickly build subway complexes below most of their major cities which is very odd in terms of timing. The government also constructed a survival bunker capable of holding 200,000 chosen people.

6. Russia announced the construction of 5000 new nuclear bomb shelters that were required to be completed by the end of this year 2016. There subway system also had to be relocated deeper than needed for use as emergency shelters.

7. FEMA is building camps and acquiring body bags, as well as stockpiling tons of dried food. In 2013 they publicly announced that citizens should acquire a long term survival kit in case of a global emergency, at the same time that the DHS is buying countless rounds of ammo.

I let you be the judge
When there is smoke, there’s fire?
When it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, is it a duck?
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Wanted: Billions of bees for European farms

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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“We face a catastrophe in future years unless we act now,” said Simon Potts, who led the investigation.
“Wild pollinators need greater protection. They are the unsung heroes of the countryside, providing a critical link in the food chain for humans and doing work for free.”
According to a 2009 estimate, insect pollination contributes 153 billion euros ($208 billion) to the global value of crops.
The new probe, published in the US journal PLOS ONE, said the gap in bee supply and demand lay with a 38-percent increase in the planted area of oilseed crops, such as rapeseed, sunflower and soybean. This compared with a mere seven percent rise in total honeybee stocks between 2005 and 2010, from 22.5 million colonies to 24.1 million colonies.

The oilseed crop expansion was in response to a 2003 EU directive requiring biofuels to account for 5.75 percent of total fuel consumed by transport by 2010.
The 28-nation bloc has set a target of 10 percent for 2020—spurring debate about limiting the share from food crops in order to avoid a knock-on effect on regional and world food markets.
The study also noted that the western honeybee (Apis mellifera) used in Europe has been hit in recent years by pests, as well as pesticide exposure

As a result, farmers relied more and more on wild pollinators rather than domesticated honeybees, whose services they rent during pollination time.This growing dependence is worrying, given the fluctuations in wild insect populations and their vulnerability to intensive, mono-culture farming with few flowering plants to offer food or shelter, the study said.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-billions-bees-european-farms.html#jCp

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.

“Remove the bee from the earth and at the same stroke you remove at least one hundred thousand plants that will not survive.”

Yes, every kind of animal or insect is a link in the endless chain of nature and, if a link is removed, it is a long time before the chain serves again its full purpose.

Christmas chaos: Hundreds of flights delayed as fierce storms rage worldwide

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame
A grey sky is seen over Madrid on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Pierre-Philippe Marcou)
A man looks at waves crashing onto rocks as a storm brings heavy winds to Saint-Guenole, western France, on December 23, 2013. (AFP Photo / Frank Perry) Over a million homes and businesses without power, holiday plans destroyed over flight cancelations – that’s how Christmas panned out for some people across the globe, as deadly storms swept the planet.

The disaster is expected to carry on at least for a few more days.In the UK, stormy weather has killed five people since Monday. 150,000 homes were left without electricity. Scotland and Northern Ireland are also due to be hit by powerful winds of 140 kilometers per hour.

Weather and flood warnings have been issued across the country, leading to hazardous driving conditions.

A grey sky is seen over Madrid on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Pierre-Philippe Marcou)

A power cut at the North Terminal of London’s Gatwick airport caused flight cancelations, before all flights were transferred to the South Terminal. “I’m across plans to get electricity to many without power. My thoughts are with them and those facing travel problems this Christmas Eve,” British prime Minister David Cameron tweeted.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) 

Parts of the roof of the Theatre Hangar are seen on the Dakota airplane after the roof was partially blown away by strong winds at the former airfield in Valkenburg on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Bas Czerwinski)Parts of the roof of the Theatre Hangar are seen on the Dakota airplane after the roof was partially blown away by strong winds at the former airfield in Valkenburg on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Bas Czerwinski)

In Belgium, winds reached 100 kilometers per hour. Traffic was disrupted in the capital Brussels, after uprooted trees crashed through power cables.

A teenager has died in Normandy in France, following a wall collapse at a building site. Extremely strong winds and torrential rain hit the country, especially in Brittany and Normandy.

Naval authorities also reported a Russian sailor missing after having been flown off board a vessel off the coast of Brest in Brittany, according to Reuters. 120,000 homes across France are experiencing a power blackout due to the disaster, according to Le Nouvel Observateur media outlet.

In the south of France, the situation isn’t any better: a ski resort at La Pierre Saint Martin was closed over the dangerous weather conditions, its manager, Dominique Rousseau, told Euronews.The international airport at Nice was closed down, with all incoming and outgoing flights canceled until at least 12.00 GMT, due to poor visibility on the runway, a spokesman said as quoted by Reuters.

Heavy downpours also caused cancellations of rail, flight and ferry services.The storm largely subsided in the north of France on Wednesday, but continued to batter southeastern France and the Mediterranean coastline.

A man carries a boy in a flooded street in Morlaix, Britanny, where the city center is under 1.4 metres (four feet) of water on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Frank Perry)
A man carries a boy in a flooded street in Morlaix, Britanny, where the city center is under 1.4 metres (four feet) of water on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Frank Perry)

Moving further south in Europe: in Spanish airports such as Bilbau, Asturias, Santander and Vigo, flights are being canceled. Red alerts – the most dangerous possible – have been issued in two districts in Portugal, while another 15 districts are under orange alert, the second highest level.

Authorities have also warned the population to stay away from the coast until Thursday, with waves expected to reach seven meters. Portugal is also experiencing major power cuts, with the electricity supplier EDP saying that 1,000 of its staff are currently carrying out emergency works in north and central areas of the country.

Waves break along the shore in Portstewart in Northern Ireland, on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Peter Muhly)

Waves break along the shore in Portstewart in Northern Ireland, on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Peter Muhly) Across the Atlantic, 14 people have been killed in ice and snow storms that battered central, northeastern US, and Canada.

Over 500,000 homes and businesses have experienced a major power blackout in the US. Power provider, Consumers Energy, based in Jackson, Michigan, told AP that the area hasn’t seen so many storms since the company’s founding 126 years ago. About 17 percent (over 300,000) of all customers lost power on Saturday, and half remained without power on Tuesday.
More snow is expected to hit the US, as the storm is moving into the Great Lakes region and Midwest on Wednesday.

US authorities are keeping emergency shelters open for those who have experienced a power blackout in their home.
In Canada two people died from carbon monoxide poisoning after using a gas generator to heat their home northeast of Toronto, Ontario, after a power blackout. 90,000 homes were without power in Toronto, according to the authorities, as quoted by AP.

http://rt.com/news/christmas-storm-weather-batters-762/

We are in the midst of an ecological catastroph, bees and butterflies are disappearing

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Vanishing Butterflies and Dying Bees

The European Environment Agency just published a study about butterflies in Europe. It shows that from 1990 to today, over a period of 20 years, the butterfly population was reduced by 50%. The reasons for this disappearance are increased agriculture, and the overall reduction of wild meadows. Butterflies are a major contributor to biodiversity. They feed primarily on nectar from flowers, and they get nourishment from pollen, tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, and decaying flesh. They have a crucial ecological function for plants, because they carry flower pollen, occasionally over great distances, from one plant to another.

Butterflies are not the only insects under distress. Bees pollinate about 70 to 80 percent of the world’s agricultural crops, like apples, celery, cucumbers, asparagus, onions, cauliflower, carrots, cranberries, and almonds. All these fruits and vegetables relay on bees for reproduction, but the bees are dying. We are witnessing a dramatic reduction in the bee population worldwide. Between 2006 and 2011, approximately 30% of bees have disappeared, due to a problem termed “Colony Collapse Disorder”, or CCD. This happens for a variety of reasons: The wide-spread use of pesticides, new types of diseases and parasites, and environmental stress, like loss of habitat, contaminated water, or shifting weather patterns due to global warming.

We are in the midst of an ecological catastrophe. An overall population decrease of bees worldwide by 30%, and butterflies by 50% over 20 years, is the sign of an ecological disaster in the making. These devastating changes can most likely not be solved by simple solutions, but can only be addressed by more systemic shifts. We have to change our relationship to nature, and we have to learn how to respect the deep interconnectedness that constitutes the natural cycles that support us.

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Butterflies and bees need a boost

http://www.caledonenterprise.com/opinion-story/4021308-butter-ies-and-bees-need-a-boost/

Why volcanoes are likely to continue to cause chaos in Europe By Dr Andy Hooper.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

Etna explodes: Stunning close-ups of Europe’s most violent volcano that nearly cost the photographer his life

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

Is there a danger of a radioactive cloud as far away as California? And April 6 Fukushima forecast shows Northwest US and Northern European Countries under threat

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


Low-level radiation found in Massachusetts rainwater

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


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(Reuters) – Trace amounts of radioactive iodine linked to Japan’s crippled nuclear power station have turned up in rainwater samples as far away as Massachusetts during the past week, state officials said on Sunday.

The low level of radioiodine-131 detected in precipitation at a sample location in Massachusetts is comparable to findings in California, Washington state and Pennsylvania and poses no threat to drinking supplies, public health officials said.

Air samples from the same location in Massachusetts have shown no detectable radiation.

The samples are being collected from more than 100 sites around the country that are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Radiation Network monitoring system.

“The drinking water supply in Massachusetts is unaffected by this short-term, slight elevation in radiation,” said Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach.

“We will carefully monitor the drinking water as we exercise an abundance of caution,” he said.

At concentrations found, the radioiodine-131 would likely become undetectable in a “relative short time,” according to a statement issued by agency.

Trace amounts of radiation believed to have originated from damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors in the aftermath of Japan’s devastating 9.0 earthquake on March 11 have also been detected in air samples in several western U.S. states, but at levels so small they posed no risk to human health. (Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Steve Gorman and Todd Eastham)


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