Sunday, March 19, 2017

Title: Saturday Uplands

Medium: Oil on board

Size: 11in. x 13 in.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hardly anyone talks about Fukushima

Each and every day 300-400 tons of radioactive water - extremely radioactive water if one takes into consideration the measurements of radiation that are being taken at a proximate distance to the radioactive core - have gone into the Pacific over the past 6 years - probably more. That's water into the radioactive core and around it and then into the ocean.

And that's the sea water they've been pumping everyday. That doesn't include the unknowable amount of groundwater. The nuclear site sits on a large aquifer. There was full meltdown. The radioactive fuel has breached containment. It has been burning down into the groundwater at an unimaginable temperature.

And that doesn't include the above-ground highly radioactive water that they're storing in more and more rinky-dink storage tanks, one or some of which have already started leaking.

It's not like an oil spill. It's not like heavy metal contamination. It doesn't "dissipate" in the ocean. It's on the atomic level. It gets into the generative cycles of all life, concentrating on the atomic level. Of all places, the ocean is the worst place for it to go.

Fukushima is going to be the rudist awakening mankind has faced. And practically no one in the mainstream media is reporting on it. All the official pronouncements coming from TEPCO and others in Japan are a joke.

Over the next few years I think - and dread - it's all going to start rolling out. It already is. We're going to hear as normative speak, news anchors telling us about the boiling and dying of the Pacific and the radiation of the west coast.

The kind of stupidity that has been going on is the kind that has to be purposeful and enforced.

"If present trends continue, this century may well witness extraordinary climate change and an unprecedented destruction of ecosystems, with serious consequences for all of us." --Pope Francis, Laudato si

"The earth , our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth." --Pope Francis

"Everything is connected" --Pope Francis

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fukushima is the sleeping giant

"The Japanese government has lied about the seriousness of Fukushima at every significant step in the process, and likely continues to do so." --Bill Still

Monday, February 27, 2017

How very very

Journalism had nobility once upon a time. That was when a journalist/reporter verified through the means of cross-checking sources; checking the sources on the sources. This is to say, there are stories behind the stories, lending biases here and misunderstandings there, if not outright ill will and lies and rumour. In this respect, journalism was the antithesis of the consumption of information. It was a veritable fast; it was a kind of noble great fast from being satiated by information so as to arrive at the story of veritas behind it all, and then present that story. Journalism is seeking to see through what has only arrived in your lap, and see where it leads, for no other reason than that you care about the truth and that others may know the truth. Immediately publishing something because you "have it from a good source" is neither journalism or reporting. You care not a wit about the truth; otherwise you would restrain yourself and investigate all possible sources. As it is, you are just a passive imbiber of whatever it is you wish to imbibe. Social media is the place where one finds what one wants to find. And that is precisely the problem - for the reader, and a hundred times more for the professed reporter/journalist/newsiteaggregator.

The passive receiving of information on social media has basically replaced the propriety of journalism. This is just as true in the Catholic social media as anywhere else. For some reason the smoke of Satan can enter through the cracks of the church, but somehow we're supposed to believe that Catholic social media is impervious. Not only is it not impervious; it chokes with congestion because it seeks no sources outside of itself. If you make a telephone call to some echelon affiliate who tells you basically nothing more than his own circle of rumour that he's entrenched in, saying to you Pope Francis is "Bad News", well, then, I guess you go with your gut. And go no further. But oh, oh! someone in Argentina said this, and that's, like, you know. And stuff. Not that investigating the Pope is anywhere to begin as an objective criterion. Because really, it's not. One can investigate stories. That is to say, find out the true story behind the one that is presented. But that is actual work. People don't go there. Too busy on the internet.

Like people did when the man in white unadorned raised his right from the balcony and they just knew. They just knew. You're gut is satiated. Say what you want. But you are not a journalist or a reporter who cares about veritas.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017