World of Decline

Deplete Your Uranium For Free!

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on September 13, 2009

Depleted uranium is by far the most voluminous and massive waste product of the nuclear power and nuclear weapons industry. It is both chemically toxic and bioaccumulative as a heavy metal (like lead, mercury and cadmium) and also emits alpha particles – it’s radioactive.

To make 1kg of uranium-235 for weapons or power plants, 10.8kg of depleted uranium (uranium-238 or U238) is produced.[1] Massive quantities of this lethal metal are left over from the production of U235 – as of 27 August 2009, “DOE has some 700,000 metric tons of depleted uranium but only a small percentage are at assays above 0.4% U-235 and therefore clearly economical in today’s market to re-enrich, according to a source familiar with what he described as this “pilot” program.“[5]

Only a small percentage is worth re-enriching… so what to do with all the rest of this toxic, low-level radioactive metal? The stuff lasts nearly forever, too: DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years. Our Sun is expected to turn into a red giant in 5 billion years, engulfing the Earth in the process.[2]

“As a red giant, the Sun will have a maximum radius beyond the Earth’s current orbit, 1 AU (1.5×1011 m), 250 times the present radius of the Sun.[99] However, by the time it is an asymptotic giant branch star, the Sun will have lost roughly 30% of its present mass due to a stellar wind, so the orbits of the planets will move outward. If it were only for this, Earth would probably be spared, but new research suggests that Earth will be swallowed by the Sun owing to tidal interactions.”

This depleted uranium is a long-lived, ‘low-level’ radioactive waste that must be stored for billions of years! That storage is costly and nobody wants it in their community: ‘NOT IN MY BACKYARD!’. Here’s how U-238 decays, from “Short Primer on Radioactive Decay: Uranium 238“:

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So a cheap, useful way was found to dispose of it: in their backyards – via wars of aggression against other countries. Being very dense, depleted uranium makes a fine penetrator for use in bullets and bombs. Just two of these many cases are illustrative:

“In a three week period of conflict in Iraq during 2003 it was estimated over 1000 tons of depleted uranium munitions were used.”[3]

“In Afghanistan where 800 to 1000 tons of depleted uranium was estimated to have been used in 2001, even uneducated Afghanis understand the impact these weapons have had on their children and on future generations.”[4]

Most damning of all, “With DU stockpiles estimated to be more than 500,000 tons, it was more economical to use depleted uranium than store it.”[1]

Indeed it has been more economic to use depleted uranium than store it; in addition, the use of depleted uranium in this manner has some distinct advantages for the US:

1. It decreases costly-to-store stocks of depleted uranium. These stocks are costly because public opposition to disposal siting, environmental regulation, fortification and guarding requirements all limit the options for disposal and mandate upfront costs and continuing payouts for maintenance and security.

2. It decreases risky stocks of depleted uranium. These stocks are inherently risky due to threat of natural disaster or human theft causing inadvertent release. Despite payouts for good siting, fortification, and ongoing security, unforseen natural disaster or human agency can still liberate these stocks. Such a disaster can result in enormous civil – usually financial – and criminal liability for those charged with overseeing its care.

3. It chemically poisons the soil, crops, animals and people of victim countries for billions of years.

4. It nuclearly poisons the soil, crops, animals and people of victim countries for billions of years.

5. As a high-density addition to munitions it increases their penetrating power.

Thus current US policy is to use enemy states as free nuclear disposal sites for otherwise useless, costly-to-store depleted uranium.

This policy has been quite successful so far, apart from the negative publicity engendered by horrific photos of mutated babies and other victims. See “Cracking More Skulls per Dollar with Polywell“, “Deformed Iraqi babies caused by USA use of depleted uranium“, “Depleted Uranium Weapons — an investigation“, and “Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003” for more pictures of the beneficiaries of the gift that keeps on giving.

References

[1] Wikipedia: Depleted Uranium [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium]

[2] Wikipedia: Sun [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun]

[3] Gulf troops face tests for cancer guardian.co.uk 25 April 2003, Retrieved February 3, 2009 [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/apr/25/internationaleducationnews.armstrade]

[4] Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War [http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/MOR407A.html]

[5] Current Issues: Waste Management of Depleted Uranium [http://www.wise-uranium.org/ediss.html]

Burning off the Excess

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on August 31, 2009

These ‘wild’fires are just so convenient to burn off the excess housing inventory, aren’t they?

Purposely set, arsonous fires to remove the housing excess thus allowing bankers and the rich to continue their endless profit-making.

Hiring wrecking crews costs money while wildfires are cheap to set and the Federal government will reimburse the State government once a disaster has been declared.

It’s just so damned convenient, isn’t it?

Calling Forth the Truth

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on August 11, 2009

This letter was submitted as a Complaint on Telephone service to the CRTC via their online website on 2009/09/10.

Having recently moved to a new locale, I decided to avoid paying for a landline because only a single block away was a nice public payphone.

Since I only make a few calls a month, it would be far cheaper to make them from a payphone at $0.25 each rather than paying $30 per month for a landline.

Everything was nice for the first month; then one day I dropped by to make a call and found the payphone’s armored coinbox had been viciously pried from its body and stolen. Note that the steel around that had been so cruelly bent was 1/3″ thick.

After waiting some months for a repair, I was greeted once again with the phone ‘repaired’. Except something was still wrong: when I put my trusty quarter into the coin slot, it would always drop back into the coin return area. In frustration I finally decided to read the text display, which informed me that the phone was now ‘card only’.

Severely angered, I went home and checked the per-local-call cost of buying a calling card. It turns out the cost of this card is $0.35 per local call.

After this a dirty rotten thought began to creep into my mind. A nasty, yet oh-so-plausible explanation for the incredibly violent theft of that coinbox.

The level of protection on that coinbox was not insignificant. The heavy steel, tiny edge-clearances, etc., and the twisted metal which bore such vivid testament to the amount of force applied to free the box from its phone… all these facts were interesting to my mind.

I wondered how many dollars worth of coins could possibly be in the coinbox. Would it be worth the heavy effort, the massive pry-bars required, the multiple-man labor, the getaway vehicle?

Lifting such a box itself would be no small effort.

It was difficult to believe that:

1. There are people in my neighborhood so desperate that they would pry the entire box from its heavy steel impediments;

2. That if there were such desperate people, that they would have the expensive heavy tools and machinery to free the box.

The more I thought about the case, the more odd it became. The facts didn’t seem to add up. The dark and dirty idea began to seem more and more plausible. In short:

1. Telus is required to provide public pay phones as per CRTC rules.

2. Telus must only charge CRTC-approved rates for calls from these phones.

3. Telus must take public currency in these phones as a method of legal payment, except in unusual cases where egregious or repeated theft can justify a CRTC-approved exception on a per-case basis.

4. Telus makes $0.25 from a coin-payed local call, but makes $0.35 from a card-payed local call.

5. Telus loses money on coin-operated phones because they have to hire people to collect the coins every so often, and do maintenance on the mechanical mechanism.

6. Telus doesn’t lose money when a card is used because the entire transaction is electronic; furthermore, they charge MORE than a coin-call: $0.10 more per local call – even though digital transactions do not entail the same costs as coin transactions (point five).

7. Therefore Telus internally decided that it would fund, equip, etc. third-party(s) or do the job themselves outright. The ‘job’ is to steal coin boxes from Telus payphones.

The orchestrated theft of payphone coin boxes provides enormous economic advantages to Telus, and furthermore decreases the economic costs and employment costs of Telus.

1. Every payphone converted to card-only provides an extra $0.10 per local call.

2. Every payphone converted to card-only removes the cost of coin-collection.

3. The forced use of calling-cards means Telus gets paid upfront in large chunks for the use of public phones. Furthermore, they must be paid in minimum amounts (the smallest face value of a card) regardless of whether the user intents or needs to use the entire value of the card.

And finally the most insidious:

4. Every payphone converted to card-only is one less phone from which an anonymous call can be made. The public payphone system is the final means by which the general population may make anonymous calls. Though the state can monitor a call’s origination, destination and content, they cannot (without cameras) identify the caller if he uses coins.

When a card is used, the card is trackable. Not just its history of use, but the vendor who sold it, the date and time of its purchase, the credit or debit card and associated institution which provided the funds for its purchase – most consumer purchases are via credit or debit card.

The use of a credit or debit card provides total identification of the user, allowing Telus to increase the fulfillment of its State obligation which is the spying of citizen communications by the State.

The likely scenario is that Telus provides information on how to compromise the coinbox, tools to do so, financial payments, etc. to criminal elements. In return they get a cut of the profits.

This arrangement is quite functional and has many benefits for three parties: Telus, criminal elements and the State.

It does have some negative effects on the general population:

1. The increased cost of being forced to use cards instead of coins.

2. The loss of the privacy formerly provided by coin-operated telephones by being required to purchase cards to operate card-only payphones. This loss of privacy is to both the Telus corporation and the State, both of which by tracking the purchase and use of a card obtain much information about its user, often total information – a complete identity – credit card account, bank account, name, address, etc.

3. The requirement to purchase calls upfront by the face value of a card, even if the purchaser has no use for the number of calls embodied by the value of the card.

4. The non-transferability and non-liquidity of the cards that must be purchased. They can only be used with the Telus system, and cannot be converted back to money for other uses.

5. The increase in criminality associated with the criminal elements who participate in this scheme.

If I was running Telus I would be drooling with greed. It is ideal for them, and even if this neat theory isn’t true, it is a template for how regressive change can quietly occur without being noticed. Like the other change of removing payphones altogether.

The public is no longer to be allowed to have its anonymous, cheap, publicly funded and publicly located communication.

Instead, its future will be private, high-profit, easily spyable, trackable and traceable electronic communications. The future is to be embodied in new payphones without coin capability and old ones ‘converted’ to remove their coin capability.

Rape of Children

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on June 13, 2009

people just want to be happy
but i am here to tell them that they aren’t going to be happy
i am here to tell them that the world’s gonna be a shithole real soon

they will be homeless, jobless, busted, in jail or dead soon
90% of the world’s fish are extinct
the planet is almost dead already
humans will soon be killing each other over the last scraps of food

there will be no rescue

there will be no divine fucking intervention

there will not be a ‘better day’
better days already passed long ago

there will be ‘worse days’, and ‘worser days’ after them
there will be killing, murder, rape, rape of children, killing and eating of children
there will be acts committed that we don’t even have words for yet
and that will be just the beginning

Perfect Again

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on June 12, 2009

The World will be made perfect again. Without sound other than the song of eternity, which will echo with its eternal perfection through the vastness beyond perception.

In that other place light is everywhere and inside everything. Every soul sings its own song and none other, and follows the perfect path of its own nature.

In that place there is no moment or place of contradiction. Each eternity has its place. All is silent and yet not with heaviness. Mass is not heavy there. Friction is unknown. All glides and flies through space unmeasurable.

Communication is instant yet there is nothing to say. Each point fractally involutes into its own unique infinite complexity of depth, and by that process is lost in its own eternal universe of never ending complexity.

This place is a lost world, a low-level prison. Like an oilpan or a ball-bearing recycler. It’s noisy but silent. The Voice is an undertone here while its song is the total constituent and synchronizer of all in the hyperworld. Or rather, the hyperworld through its own nature is the Voice. In the hyperworld there is no leader or follower, or now and then. Everything follows and is led beyond time.

There is no need to concern with this world. It is a dying world in every sense. It is an outlier on the graph of eternity. Awareness will migrate to the hyperworld and there it will be destroyed by becoming everything, which is the fate of everything.

Visions of the hyperworld may be seen by means of dreaming and drugs. It is a preview of what is to come, but not what is to come here. For the hyperworld will never be exposed here. Its constituent dimensionality will not fit in any constructable entropy-transfer scheme which can be expressed in the available configurations of this universe. However, these constructions can hint at the hyperverse, with the potential of confusion as they are almost wholly inadequate representations. Therefore, be not confused with the profusion of representations, because only the presentation is important and that appears only by means of total energetic modulation which must be achieved by the individual alone through his dedicated channel to the unknown. Naturally this channel opens during dreaming and unnaturally through practices or drugs.

Finally, be not attached to anything of this world, other souls included. Attachment will close the hyperverse channel and lock the self into obsession with the temporary existence of this universe. Everything is destined to reach the hyperverse by means of total disassembly. Therefore look forward to dissolution as it is the one total and unconditional gift which will keep on giving. Each sleep is a moment of partial disassembly, a giving to the Beast and a present from the Beast. It must be given as a sacrifice of life in order to continue living. Those who do not sleep die quickly. So sleep well and make use of the gift of sleep as it is the first door into the hyperverse.

Spiral Galaxy version 12

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on June 4, 2009

Spiral Galaxy version 12 [E2]

The Spiral Galaxy! I made this so my room would be bright as day. It uses twelve twenty-three watt 6500K compact fluorescents (Philips). Each uses 23W of power and outputs 1600 Lumens of light. The total for this galaxy is 19,200 Lu @ 276W.

The galaxy uses standard white plastic Y-splitters which are screwed into each other at various angles to achieve a particular shape. The room for creativity is endless, because socket extenders can also be added (I didn’t use them though!).

Each splitter makes one socket into two, and can handle a total of 660W. Since the first splitter must carry all the current, the total wattage for the entire galaxy is limited to 660W.

As for costs, the Y-splitters cost $4 each, and the bulbs come in 2-packs for $10.99

It’s a really cheap and reliable way to make my room bright as day. If I wanted to keep adding splitters and bulbs, I’d max out at 28 x 23W CFL = 644W total! That is a lot of power, and would give me 44,800 lumens which is too much for such a small room :)

It is super important to use a ceiling-mount socket that has a real metal shell (the part the bulb screws into). The new type with only corrugated plastic and a thin contact strip won’t hold the weight of the galaxy!

Even the metal-shell sockets can only be trusted so far. There’s only two rivets holding the shell onto the socket body. So to be sure, I used a heavy plastic zip-strip [zap-strap] to secure the first splitter to the socket. Each next splitter only has to hold half the weight (or close as in my design).

I want to avoid the case of the entire galaxy or a branch falling down and breaking upon my carpet. This is really bad because it means lots of mercury spilling out into the carpet and air. The carpet would have to be removed after such a disaster!

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Fatty Dead

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on May 22, 2009

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Obese Woman Dragged From Home, Hauled Away After Death
May 20, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Coroner’s Office has come under fire after it was revealed that an obese woman was dragged from her home and hauled away on a trailer in front of family members following her death.

Teresa Smith, 48, who weighed 750 pounds, died Tuesday in her apartment on Indianapolis’ northeast side.

Officials at the scene told 6News’ Jack Rinehart that the deputy coroner made the decision to call a towing service to remove the body from the home.

“We debated for quite a while about how we were going to get her out of there and so we finally decided, since we didn’t have a van that was large enough to carry her, it was decided between (the police) department and the coroner’s office to use (the truck),” said Detective Marcus Kennedy.

Smith’s boyfriend and the couple’s 13-year-old son, along with several neighbors, watched as Smith’s body, still on her mattress, was dragged across the courtyard of the apartment complex, strapped down on the wrecker and covered with a piece of carpet.

“I think they should have handled it differently, putting her on a flatbed like they did. That was like putting a cow up there,” said Smith’s boyfriend, David Johnson.

Neighbors said they were also disturbed by the ordeal.

“What really got me is when they took her off onto the flatbed, they threw this dirty, dirty carpet on top of her, and I just thought that was so disrespectful,” said a neighbor, who did not want to be identified. “I would have never let them throw that on my loved one.”

Once on the truck, Smith’s body was escorted by police downtown to the coroner’s office.

Former Chief Deputy Coroner John Linehan said he was shocked and dismayed that appropriate steps weren’t taken to remove the woman from her home.

He said that fire and medical personnel have equipment available for handling patients up to 1,000 pounds and that moving obese individuals is not all that rare of an occurrence.

“When they scoop up dead dogs off of the street they don’t treat them that way,” he said. “It’s just not the way to treat a human being.”

Chief Deputy Coroner Alfarena Ballew told Rinehart by phone Wednesday that a flatbed truck has been used in other occasions to move obese individuals. She said the office is now looking for a way to transport Smith’s body from the morgue to the funeral home.

The Indiana State Coroner’s Association said it has no specific recommendations to handle extremely obese people. The decision is left up to each county.

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Firefighters remove 800-pound body from hotel
May 20, 2009

FRESNO, Calif. — Fresno firefighters had to remove a wall and use an improvised pulley system to remove a man believed to weigh more than 800 pounds who was found dead in a residential hotel Tuesday night.

The 51-year-old man was not identified.

Fire Department spokesman Ken Shockley said the removal effort, at the Asia Hotel in the city’s Chinatown section, was unlike anything anyone in the department has ever seen.

“It was a major challenge, and our firefighters were trying at the same time to protect his identity and the dignity of his remains,” Shockley said.

The death was reported at 7:50 p.m. PDT.

Police officers and firefighters from Station 3 responded, then they called for assistance from the Fire Department’s urban search and rescue unit when it became clear that they couldn’t remove the body in the normal way.

More than a dozen firefighters removed a wall between the man’s second floor apartment and the stairwell, Shockley said, then built a pulley system to slowly lower the body downstairs.

Once the body, which was wrapped in a large tarp, was on the ground floor, firefighters used the pulleys, rope and a gurney rated for 1,500 pounds to load the man into a coroner’s van.

Shockley said neighbors told firefighters that no one had seen the man walking around the hotel, which has shared restroom facilities, for more than a month.

“They said when he did walk, he used two canes and had difficulty making it through the hallways,” Shockley said.

“The residents here were helping him with basic needs before his death.”

A resident of the hotel, who would only identify himself as Rod, said no one had seen the dead man in several days.

“He had gained a lot of weight, several hundred pounds at least, just in the last year. I think he probably died several days ago,” Rod said.

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The Wet Dreams of USMIL

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on May 16, 2009

Polywell is little pork, a tasty tidbid that might, if slow-cooked long enough over the funding grille, yield some tasty morsel for the USMIL to chew on.

Meanwhile, big pork is rotating on the rotisserie, its delicious smells wafting through the lobbying rooms of Congress. The newest USMIL budget is to be over $500,000,000,000 dollars. It’s so easy to forget what the word billion means, so I like to spell the number out in full – all twelve digits of it in this sordid case.

If the polyburner manages to roll past the ephemeral break-even line into the dangerous ‘net energy’ area, the slaughterers will have a new way to say hooray. Gotta keep those aircraft-carriers and bases on foreign soils running… not to mention all those gasoline-burning vehicles rolling.

As oil becomes pricey so too will the USMIL’s disgustingly inefficient, bloated fleet of internal-combustion-engined vehicles. Synfuel will be an option, but it’s costly too. Perhaps dirt-cheap electricity will make their worries nought by enabling the low-cost production of liquid combustables from exhale-gas and water, or maybe the loose electrons will charge batteries.

Even so, it’s gonna be tough in those dry lands, to find water with dirty hands. Perhaps only in the USMIL’s wet dreams can such fantasies come true.

Meanwhile they can keep killing in style, at least for a while. The price’s still nice if it doesn’t rise twice. Drones make bones with fewer groans – at least those from the VA crones.

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Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on April 30, 2009

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Sunset of Oil

Posted in Uncategorized by isochroma on April 30, 2009

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