Blip… (Bit of EURDEP & Radnet; Music, Temps, Lightnings, Fires,…)

June 21, 2017 – Summer is here.

Blogpost soundtrack: “…the writing’s on the wall…”

Music videos, sprinkled with a couple EURDEP 3-month graphs on top, and 4-month Radnet graphs after.  All sources listed @ https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/radioactivity/current-radiation-levels-monitors

Nice example of what I call a baseline shift in April and zero values flanking a data gap in this one in Austria:

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Last 3 months @ #17 Premantura, Croatia:

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The 3 months before, including that period that Iodine-131 was detected across Europe: data gap with erratic “glitch dots” of the not-so-high kind:

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I like the look without the polyline setting, hints a bit of particles suspended in the air… ;-)  Same period:

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A selection of US EPA total-gamma Radnet graphs, see below music…

In no particular order:

albuquerque-gammasumpierre-gammasumhonolulu-gammasum copyyuma-gammasumcolumbia-gammasumanchorage-gammasumshreveport-gammasumcolumbia-gammasum-1jackson-gammasumst.louis-gammasumfortmadison-gammasumlittlerock-gammasumfresno-gammasumtampa-gammasumkalispell-gammasumboise-gammasumharrisonburg-gammasum

No comment.  Just “for the record”…

Snippets from weatherland:

SouthWest heatwave (SOURCE: https://graphical.weather.gov/sectors/conus.php) continues (110 F = 43.3 C):

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Lightning in “my extended region” (SOURCE: https://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzortung/america/index.php?lang=en

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(Nothing new in the region as far as current wildfires goes, though the wind has blown some smoke from New Mexico this way.  (See latest @: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov )

That’s it for my break.  Back to some more ‘fire mitigation’ chainsawing… 

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Summer Solstice

June 20, 2017 — Today and tomorrow are the longest days and tonight is the shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.    The time [Mountain Time in Colorado] for this Summer Solstice will be @ 10:24pm tonight.

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Just Music

(Or close enough…)

… if anything…

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Small EarthQuake @ Trinidad, Colorado

“Local News” — Pretty close to the area I’m in:

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Not much earthquake activity in Colorado, but so apparently there was a magnitude 3.9 near Trinidad, close to the New Mexico border yesterday, June 17, 2017.  Source: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

(I stumbled upon that when I wanted to see more about the 4.0 quake that caused a tsunami in northwest Greenland.  (It doesn’t show on the USGS map, which only shows quakes over 4.5 outside the US))

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Couple Radiation Graphs from EURDEP & RADNET (June 18, 2017) [+ videos]

Sangre de Cristo wilderness, Southern Colorado – June 18, 2017

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Wildfire Season has begun amidst a blistering Southwest heatwave.  See INCIWEB for latest.

Snippets from Radiation Land — Just a selection (‘Standard Deviation’ for T-GAMMA on EURDEP; and just monitors I checked and found share-worthy on Radnet’s overview map).  Sources used listed on Online Radiation Monitors.  Help with Counts Per Minute (CPM) microSievert/hour (µSv/hr), nanoSievert/hour (nSv/h), etc., see Radiation Units and Conversions.   Data was pulled on June 16 (first 2 graphs), June 17 (Radnet) and early June 18, 2017 (rest of EURDEP composite graphs).  In no particular order otherwise.

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Note the recent baseline shifts, data gaps and spikes (on logarithmic scale):

coloradosprings-gammasumdenver-gammasumsaltlakecity-gammasumportland-gammasumhonolulu-gammasumfairbanks-gammasumidahofalls-gammasumreno-gammasumyuma-gammasumdallas-gammasumlexington-gammasumfortmadison-gammasummadison-gammasumshawano-gammasumphiladelphia-gammasumsanangelo-gammasumsanjuan-gammasumidahofalls-gammasum

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–> some of these spikes in Portugal are record-high (at least for the past several years, I didn’t browse through the complete record), which leaves me wondering if they’re related to the devastating forest fires raging there this week.

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And that’s it for snippets from radiation land today…

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Apparent Uptick in Cetacean Conjoined Twins

An article by John Albinson on CBS News, June 15, 2017,  “Fishermen catch extremely rare 2-headed porpoise in North Sea” mentioned a statistic that made me do a double-take:

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Reported in The Netherlands in articles like, June 7’s “Siamese bruinvistweeling opgevist uit de Noordzee“, mentioned the discovery was from a week before that report.

Nine other, so 10 total, of cases of conjoined twinning in whales, porpoises and dolphins, worldwide in the known history of this world.  Just ten in however many centuries, as of mid-June 2017.    I find that striking, because…

Around June 1, 2017: Conjoinded twin Porpoises, off Dutch Coast, North Sea (see above).  Many of us will recall the January 5, 2014: Conjoined twin Grey Whales, Baja California, Mexico, Pacific Ocean (“could be first case for this species” – See National Geographic, Jan. 10, 2014), as well as the August 14, 2014  National Geographic report, “A dead two-headed dolphin that washed ashore in Turkey earlier this week ” (“only the third that is known to have lived beyond the fetal stage,”

The last article also mentioned: “the fetal abnormality is extremely rare in wild mammals:   Between 1671 and 2006 there were only 19 recorded cases.”  335 years of observations…   (That’s an average of one case every 17 and a half years, or roughly just over a case for two decades, including both land and sea mammals.  From the two statistics combined, it can be deduced that of the 19 cases of ‘mammals’, a maximum of 7 were cetaceans.  In other words: the average frequency of a conjoined twins in all species of dolphins, whales and porpoises is less than one such a discovery every 47 years.  Just over two per century basically.

Though I know that technically you can’t take such short periods to compare averages, it is still striking to suddenly go from 2 per century to “an average of 1 per year” (2 in 2014, 1 in 2017), and all in the Northern Hemisphere too.  That leaves me to wonder if ‘something’ happened that makes such unusual genetic mutations occur just slightly more frequently?  [sarc.]

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CryptoRevolution In Progress? [Bitcoin Music & Documentaries]

“Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world’s most important developments.”  – Leon Luow, Nobel Peace prize nominee

Crestone, in remote Saguache County, where 1 in 5 live in poverty,

Southern Colorado, mid-June 2017

…soon to be home to Colorado’s second Bitcoin-ATM…

Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range by Crestone, Colorado – (photo not current; snow has mostly melted)

Visionary…:

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  – Buckminster Fuller

Crumbling…:

The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating.”   – Thomas Jefferson

“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!” – Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, 1838

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”  – Henry Ford

Emerging…:

“Bitcoin enables certain uses that are very unique. I think it offers possibilities that no other currency allows. For example the ability to spend a coin that only occurs when two separate parties agree to spend the coin; with a third party that couldn’t run away with the coin itself.” – Pieter Wuille

“You can’t stop things like Bitcoin. It will be everywhere and the world will have to readjust. World governments will have to readjust”  – John McAfee, Founder of McAfee

“There are 3 eras of currency: Commodity based, politically based, and now, math based.” – Chris Dixon, Co-founder of Hunch now owned by Ebay

“Cryptocurrency Protocols Are Like Onions… One common design philosophy among many cryptocurrency 2.0 protocols is the idea that, just like the internet, cryptocurrency design would work best if protocols split off into different layers. Under this strain of thought, Bitcoin is to be thought of as a sort of TCP/IP of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and other next-generation protocols can be built on top of Bitcoin much like we have SMTP for email, HTTP for webpages and XMPP for chat all on top of TCP as a common underlying data layer.”  – Vitalik Buterin, Russian programmer, co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine & the CryptoCurrency Ethereum (ETH)

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***Check out all the documentaries below the music. 
Click through to YouTube to get more suggestions.***

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Music (not all related), to get roll’n… (-:

“…♪ ♫ ♬…  

The Bitcoin barbarians at the gate
Opened wide – the peasants can’t wait
For they were robbed while the bankers played
So the penny’s gonna drop in this coin race

Ruled and run
by a dollar and a gun
The world is spun
by some media fun
And a Ponzi game
in Caesar’s name
is virtually done
There’s a new race …

♪ ♫ ♬…” – from Elaine Diane Taylor:

“You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.” – Nick Hanauer

So… what happens when an entirely new type of ‘money’ (or is it currency? Or both in this case?) is basically “issued” by complex mathematics on globally distributed inter-linked computers, without the need for central banks or even banks altogether, and with the significance of transactions not centrally imposed but strangely more pliable than gold, and perhaps as durable as this civilization will roar onward…?  Sounds like some like to dream thát big…

Couple documentaries that gave me ‘starting impressions’ to learn what Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are and what the ‘big deal’ is all about:

So, apparently, if I get this right, this a lot more than just a new currency online.  Many feel very strongly that this is a revolutionary movement.

“Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

The technological, creative & social applications of the blockchain invention have barely begun, but one major aspect of its skyrocketing appeal is in offering not just ‘damage control’ in “the inevitable* collapse” of the purchasing power of fiat currencies, but an entirely new paradigm that prevents the economy from being wrecked by power monopolies in the first place.

*Inevitable because fiat currencies (USD, EUR, etc.) are essentially a ponzi scheme, perpetrated by what appears to be a misguided secretive cunning ruthless cabal (lots of info on that when you start digging into the history of central banks, etc.):

It’s going to get ugly, everybody who has done even just a few days of research, looking at the global financial situation, knows that.   The next financial crisis is coming and could be a lot worse than the last one.   Their last card is another gigantic actual world war.  All the big players are very clearly preparing for that vein of engagement.  So much in fact, boosting military budgets when that should be the very last place to waste resources on, that it practically appears that that is just “what’s next” in their psychopathic playbook.   The purpose of war is *the destruction of the products of labor*, so that a system of control (loans for rebuilding, etc.) can be maintained, solidified and consolidated further.   The blockchain invention applied to currency could undermine that age-old evil scheme.  Not that it will, that depends on various factors, but it could.  Some of the documentaries touch on this potential.  If the current trend of “quantitive easing” and other magic tricks continues, and there are no signs it won’t, the ‘purchasing power’ of fiat currencies are being printed into oblivion.  Soon we might need wheel barrows of US dollars, Euros, Yuans, Rubbles,…  to buy a Bitcoin penny...

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The expansion of the US money supply, a screenshot from the second video down, below.

But in the bigger picture, it could also just be a further deepening of the more fundamental crisis of modern disconnect…

Bitcoins are created by computers.  They call that process “mining”.   This next video shows the on-site reality of “mining bicoin”:

So without computers you cannot create new bitcoins.  That fact alone raises an alert flag for me, cause that means that indigenous and indigenous-worldview-inclined people, who’re not per se even interested in participating the biosphere-invading technosphere, are disadvantaged from the get-go.  (I’ve brought this theme up once before in (May 14, 2011), All that Glisters is not Gold…)

There’s some very interesting parallels with the essence of mining gold & silver:  It takes time, know-how, technology & energy,…  with the difference that once gold is mined, it’s essentially “timeless” and standing by itself as-is after that, while a cryptocurrency requires high-tech to even mean anything.   Cryptocurrencies effectively get rid of middle men like governments and banks, but does high-tech, like “bitcoin wallets”, ‘smartphones’ and the vast network of servers and communication lines, with code and algorithms only understood by a technological elite, then become some type of de facto new middle man?   Is this just another step towards having our lives ever more ‘mediated’ by technology?    Just wondering.

On the difference between money and currency:

On a side-note, a video by the same speaker, Mike Maloney, on Bitcoin:

So, all of this got me wondering if bitcoin could be part of addressing the socio-economic and environmental challenges we’re faced with.  At this point I have way more questions than answers…  But I’m intrigued…

When you exchange ‘fiat currency’ (“backed by military might”, if anything), and exchange it for “cryptocurrency“, a system if person-to-person trust that takes the whole concept of “backed by something of intrinsic value” to a whole other configuration, what really does that exchange DO, fundamentally – semiotically – speaking?   [Perhaps of interest could be this paper of ‘the semiotics of bitcoin’: http://llaannaa.com/papers/maurer_nelms_swartz_bitcoin.pdf , though I would love to see Alf Hornborg‘s take on these developments…]

I’m open to it being a stepping stone in a much better direction than the mess Central Banks have manipulated the world into, but at the onset of this learning journey, I’m mainly having questions.  Wondering about “the medium remains the message“…: given it took a system of global corporate exploitation, built upon centuries of hierarchy and oppression, to now mass-produce computers… how is a cryptocurrency going to make ‘incentivize’ industry and commerce to become more environmentally & socially conscious?  It’s possible.  Could Ethereum (ETH) lead to incentivizing social inventions?

Worth looking into some more, I think.   Still all totally new to me, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share a blip about it.

Maybe I should throw a couple bucks at this and see what happens.  I could start watching different graphs, like @ https://poloniex.com/exchange#usdt_eth .   Seems to keep going up and, amidst its volatility, setting new records too, a bit like radiation graphs…, but more exciting.  ;-)

  To be revisited, for sure…

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