Nuclear

Collections

This posting provides links for a # of topics I've written about more than once over the years. Handy for me to have these items in one easy-to-find location...

Please note: some of the links in old postings still work (I've done a little bit of work on that), but most do not. Apologies for the inconvenience! (It IS hugely inconvenient, believe me, I know!)

On May 14/19 I observe this: Sometimes I’ve included the dates of the old postings. Sometimes I haven’t. Sometimes the old stuff is up top, sometimes it’s ordered the opposite way. What can I say? I am messy. Walt Whitman said, “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”

Topics

 

Activism/Protesting

 

Apathy

  • Courage, Apathy & Evil <March 28/10>

  • Innocence & Evil (Apathy too) <Jan. 12/11>

  • Why I am an eco-terrorist (not) <Nov. 21/13>

  • A comment in a posting of mine from 2011: "Our species faces an awfully daunting number & variety of seriously mind-boggling, stubborn challenges. I was once asked what I considered the biggest environmental problem in Durham Region (the municipality east of Toronto, Ontario), where I was then living. I could have said air pollution (very high rates of asthma in Durham Region). I could have said climate change (not too many people were talking about climate change at that time, though). I could have said nuclear issues (2 huge nuke plants in Durham Region, right beside Lake Ontario, & Lake Ontario a dumping ground for tritium, although I was not tuned in on that at the time…). Or pesticides, an issue on which I did considerable work back then.

    What I actually replied was, Apathy."

 

Belonging, Boxes & Circles

 

Canoe Trips

I did quite a # of postings about canoe trips on my original blog site, over the years. I pulled a lot of them together & put them in a collection in this posting, last year.

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Cheery Posts

** I’m adding this new section in early July 2019. These short postings have cheered me up, & with the world increasingly just plain off-the-rails-batshit insane 🙁, a quick cheer-up is a good thing! 🙂

Chernobyl

Note: You can see postings about Chernobyl’s subsequent anniversaries here: 2017, 2018, 2019.

Christmas

The posting Christmas 2016 has links to some of my Christmas postings over the years.

Climate Crisis

is discussed mostly in the NTE (Near-Term Extinction) section, below. There is a very small collection of climate change quotations, here.

Control Freaks

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Gratitude!

A whack of postings & great quotations here 

 

Grief

Great recent item by DJ here: ‘   Climate Crisis Forces Us to Ask: To What Do We Devote Ourselves?’    &lt;May 6/19&gt;
I captured this image, from Facebook, likely. I like it because it illustrates so well that grief is not “neat.” It’s messy. It does NOT run in a nice, straight line or conform to anyone’s very precise little theories.

I captured this image, from Facebook, likely. I like it because it illustrates so well that grief is not “neat.” It’s messy. It does NOT run in a nice, straight line or conform to anyone’s very precise little theories.

Hope

*  This is from near the end of Dahr Jamail’s March 2018 lecture ‘   Update on the State of the Planet: How Then Shall We Live?   ’

* This is from near the end of Dahr Jamail’s March 2018 lecture ‘Update on the State of the Planet: How Then Shall We Live?

Humour ('cos we all need a laugh now & again, hmmmm???)

Lead

** I have not kept up on the lead issue. Most of my work on this issue was in 2011; but since 2010 I've spent most of my learning/activism energy/efforts focused on nuclear issues. p.s. on Nov. 27/18. I recommend that you see Michael Moore’s latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9 if you’d like to get a good take on the lead scandal in Flint, Michigan. Holy crap, what a tale.

“The inordinately stupid & irresponsible handling of lead by our society is undoubtedly one of the worst of societal crimes, with the greatest injury & hence injustice concentrating in the ghetto, on the poor.” – Dr. John W. Gofman, MD, PhD, in "Irrevy” – An Irreverent, Illustrated View of Nuclear Power

“Lead moves us down the stupid scale & doesn’t let us come back.” – Stephen Collette, environmental building consultant & certified building biologist

 

Mantras

 ** One of the most helpful, now, I find: “I don’t have to figure that out right now.”

Motherhood

** motherhood-related quotations here

 

Near-term Extinction, or NTE

** Note: once you’ve become convinced our species is toast, as they say, pretty much everything you write is tinged with that awareness. So ... many postings not listed above are also coloured by this (for me) inescapable truth. Also, I keep stumbling upon old NTE-related postings I'd neglected to add in here, & adding them. The list groweth endlessly!?

** Several useful items about dealing with the current human situation:

Nukes

There was simply a ton of nuke material on my old, original blog site … & really nicely organized, too... but it all became utterly scattered & disorganized in the switch-over to this one. Sigh. My (amazing!!) collection of nuke-related quotes is here. An even finer collection of nuke-related quotes can be found at this location (there is quite a bit of other good stuff on that site as well).

 

Patriarchy

2009

2010

2011

Men Don’t Apologize

2014

2015

Men who pooh-pooh, patronize & pontificate

2017

#Metoo(2) #PatriarchySucks
 

** Here's what Jane Fonda said, a couple months back, about patriarchy: “The patriarchy is a wounded beast. And nothing is more dangerous than a wounded beast."

 

Psychopaths

World run by psychopaths.jpg

 

Quotations!!!!!

Quotation Central is a whole separate section on the blog. Tons of great quotations, in many-many categories. Always more collections I want to compile; never quite enough hours in the day!

Religion

Recently harvested quotation about religion: “Jesus preached the most pared-down, dirt-simple kind of truth, and then a bunch of theoretical thinkers messed with it and turned his words into a religion with rules and punishments and things to memorize and get dressed up for. Same with other saints and prophets from every religion – their words are basic, but we humans go through all sorts of convoluted maneuvers to metabolize their wisdom.” – Elizabeth Lesser in Marrow – Love, Loss, and What Matters Most (an utterly memorable, helpful, WONDERFUL book).

Soup Recipes (&, well, pesto 🙂)

Vaccines

Vaccine posts are listed nice & neatly, over on the right-hand side of the blog's main page. There are more than 30 of them, now. One of my favourites is the Miscellany posting. It's here Vaccines: Miscellany, A - ZBut I'm fond of them all. So much work has gone into them!? ** I’ve added a page of vaccine quotes. The Flu Shots posting has tons of good info, as has the Measles Resources posting. ** Another new favourite? 30 Things you may not know about vaccines. Oh, & Vaccination: Dissenting Doctors Have Their Say.

Walking

Posts & quotes related to walking are found here.

 

A few old favourites...

** Remember: sadly, internal links have gone dead in these old postings... Some have been repaired, but most have not. This list has been arranged alphabetically, not chronologically. Some of these items are OLD!!

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Awesome photo from Sandy Thurlow. .jpg

The military-industrial complex

I saw the article below after a day spent ... oh, never mind, it would take too long to explain it really well, & what the connections were

& I thought

The military-industrial complex won…

(it always wins)

& we all lose

Liberals hike military spending to pay for more soldiers, fighters, warships

New hardware includes bigger complement of fighter jets, warships, drones for surveillance and airstrikes, and new capabilities for special forces.

 

p.s. I never forget what Frank Zappa said:

“Government is the Entertainment Division of the military-industrial complex.” – Frank Zappa

p.p.s. War is a racket…  

 

 

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only one who has seen its brutality, its futility, and its stupidity.” – Dwight Eisenhower, in a speech in Ottawa, 1946

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

“The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

 

“The saving of the world from impending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of the non-conforming minority.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as cooperation with good.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

** more Martin Luther King here