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Post 9/11, the United States Navy ramped up its installations of warfare training range complexes around America's coastlines, due to the ostensible need for "better defense and security."  This is a map of the 2009 war-games layout; this is a new map of the extended war-games ranges on the Atlantic seaboard, for which the public-comments deadline is January 12, 2016.  Note the huge "study area" outlined in purple.  

US Navy Atlantic war games map

U.S. Navy extended Atlantic war-games map, click here to enlarge

The study area around Hawaii's war-games range is also enormous, stretching across what is easily 1/4 of the Pacific Ocean.  The study range for the Eastern seaboard is 3000 miles long and 3000 miles wide (measuring from inside the Gulf of Mexico).  There are also war-games complexes off Japan and Okinawa.  Why is this significant?  The Navy makes no secret of its activities in these areas, which include the use of missile, gunnery and bombing exercises, along with chemical warfare, electromagnetic warfare, radar and sonar.  There is no guarantee that the effects of such exercises will not reach our shores, to say nothing of the way they will impact ocean creatures -- all the way from algae to large and small marine mammals.  The Navy's term "take" (e.g., "taking" animals as a consequence of training exercises) is defined by NOAA as: "harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect."  (See Rosalind Peterson's excellent coverage of U.S. Navy offshore training here.)

We are told our oceans are dying, and sea creatures now litter the ocean floor.  Before jumping to conclusions about Fukushima radiation, it may be wise to learn more about commercial fishing, which has plundered ocean life far faster than reproduction rates, and to learn more about the Navy's sonar experiments, which began in the 1940s with the discovery of the Deep Sound Channel where water density, pressure and temperature combine into a horizontal "shelf" across the world -- a kind of "bandwidth" used by ocean animals to echolocate.  This zone now resounds with man-made noise from militaries, oil and gas drilling, boats and more.  The stranding of hemorrhaging fish and cetaceans (whales/dolphins) has been going on for years, thanks to our technologies and recreations.

Recommended reading: War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz and Against the Tide by Richard Adams Carey.  Two books that can be bought for only a few dollars and are fantastic reads ... fill yourself in on what else has been happening to and in our oceans.  "Bycatch" is a fishing term referring to the capture of additional species in nets or on lines that are ultimately disposed of; the "cascade effect" refers to the fate of certain species when other species are removed or reduced; commercial fishing and human activities have set off a giant cascade effect in our oceans.  Also, destroying hundreds of millions of sharks every year for their fins (the fin-less animals are thrown back in to die on the ocean floor) has deprived the ocean of its major "street sweepers," as sharks perform a tremendous ecological service in keeping marine life balanced.

Economist 2015 cornerOkay, so everyone was wondering what terror-ble event would happen in this Shemitah year (see this blog post), and indeed something whammed the world again, in the form of a coordinated spate of terror attacks in Paris, France.  Remember the crazy Economist cover that was said to be full of clues and symbols?  Well, look at the arrows in the bottom right corner, with numbers on their tails.  There is only one date in 2015 those numbers could be rearranged into, and it is 11-13-15.  Hmmm ...

A fine rant by Dane Wigington of!  American schoolchildren are being told a story of "the last snowball" (that packs properly into something you can throw) being a thing of the past because ... global warming has changed the snow!  Oh me, oh my.  As Dane says, our children are being taught to accept what is actually artificial snow caused by chemical ice nucleation.  NASA, the agency that goggle-eyed us with false stories of the moon landing and what have turned out to be digitized pictures of space, is now holding contrail contests and fairs for schoolchildren so they will come to see particulate-laden artificial clouds as normal and fun.

Why is it that planes flying from South America (Santiago, Chile, for example) to Australia (Sydney, for example) take such a long route (15,000 miles) and refuel in North America or Canada?  Also, South America to South Africa (Capetown) and also South Africa to cities in Australia?  Thousands of miles out of one's way ... St-rrr-aange!

Qantas 747s Fly By Antarctica:

Finally, the moment is dawning, but those who organize and speak out about geoengineering/weather modification are, of course, being marginalized.  "The underground movement [that's us] has more than its share of critics [you can say that again] -- scientists who dismiss the weather-control claims as pseudo-science, conspiracy-theory talk without reliable evidence," says CBS.  We also learn that atmospheric scientists are theoretically opposed to monkeying with the weather.  The hitch is they don't believe it's "currently happening"!