Listen to the silence, let it ring on…

  ♬   We would have a fine time living in the night,
Left to blind destruction,
Waiting for our sight.

And we would go on as though nothing was wrong.
And hide from these days we remained all alone.
Staying in the same place, just staying out the time.
Touching from a distance,
Further all the time.  

(I started out listening to “Unknown Pleasures” (1979) album by Joy Division, which you can listen to @;  Lyrics can be found here, but eventually I and landed at the below classic as this “blog post soundtrack”:

Planet Earth – March 2, 2016

!-> My ‘Nuclear Blog Posts Achive‘ has been updated with the (rather many) nuclear-related posts from the past 2+ months (March 14, 2011 – March 2, 2016).  Nearly 5 years of blogging…

I guess I’m hereby announcing that I’m (once again) “throwing in the towel” on blogging about all things nuclear, at least for the time being.  I’ve done this before (See, for example, Oct. 17, 2015: End of an Era: DONE BLOGGING), so it doesn’t neccesarily mean all that much.   The main reason this time, however, is not some kind of “giving up”, but rather that I want to use my time differently.  (I’ve set a couple goals for myself, and the earliest I can meet these is likely sometime this summer 2016.  Until those goals are met, I intend to not be online very often.)

The issue of Fukushima-Daiichi’s ongoing nuclear catastrophe on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the possibility Japan has been hiding a secret (nuclear weapons?) research program, the possibility that Fukushima’s molten cores may still be undergoing transcient recurring criticalities (still fissioning), various other nuclear waste challenges (such as at Hanford in Eastern Washington, WIPP, etc.), the ongoing threat of Nuclear War, the fact that the official radiation monitoring networks are rigged to hide the data when it actually matters (many examples in my archive), all of this and much more will remain as important as ever, and I can only encourage others to ‘keep it up’, while I step back a bit, for an undetermined duration.

The planned 10 blog posts I had waiting in the draft folder (stuff on cancer statistics and sh•t, more radiation graphs from all over I had yet to paste together and comb through, etc.) I have conveniently simply deleted.  ;-)

To express a sense of cynical pointlessness, after those blogposts that will not be written, I was going to bury this blog in meaningless blocks of colors…  Ad nauseum.  Forever.  But as I said, I deleted the drafts, and you’ll only get a sample of the colorful meaningless drivel (examples shown below) which were surely going to attract more interest than investigating what very few people even want to hear about



Maybe every now and then I’ll post a random music video from days long gone by…



(You get the idea.)

Among my goals are fitness goals, as (for real) blogging has actually had its toll on my overall fitness.  If I were to exchange all the time sitting still in front of this laptop for other activities, including hiking, swimming and biking… that might actually be pretty awesome.  Not to mention painting.

In short:  I’m going for awesome.

Some people may regret that there might be a lot less nuclear news here, while others might rejoice in that.   It is what I’ve decided it is:  It’s just time for a change for me.   It will be 5 years… — 5 f*cking years, man… — on March 14 that I began this post-Fukushima blogging journey.   Learned a few things about nuclear energy.  Still an amateur (as far as I’m concerned – see also my DISCLAIMER), but at least I can now see clearly how much lies, distortions and plain disinformation mainstream media outlets dissiminate.  And I understand how serious the situation is.  Although it’s not impossible, I don’t see this dismal media situation change for the better any time soon.

At the request of dozens of people, I will leave the currently available posts up for future viewing.   The ones most asked for thus remain available and have been chronologically listed in the sub-tab of the top-banner-tab, NUCLEAR –>  Nuclear Blog Posts Achive


Hasta La Vista. 

Until the next surge of blogging inspiration returns… 


If it does…

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For what it’s been worth… If anything…

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2 Responses to Listen to the silence, let it ring on…

  1. hadia says:

    That is not so good news at one hand, because you have been one of the only, who really put the effort into work and explained the true datas regarding Fuku issue etc. on the other hand it will certainly turn out as a wise idea, Michael, that you make a stop and think of your personal well-being, your body, your mind, your soul.

    I hope to hear from you anyway soon, at least please before WWIII might start, o.k.?
    Music and prayer are higher inspiration and I guess it brings some joy, if one can listen to old CDs or even cassettes.
    I would like to send you the following lines, which have become main leading inspiration to me, personally:
    “In whatever Arena of Life one may meet the Challenge of Courage, whatever may be the Sacrificis he faces, if he follows his CONSCiENCE- the Loss of his Friends, his Fortune, his Contentment, even the Esteem of his Fellow men-each Man must decide for himself the Course he will follow.” J. F. Kennedy.

    • MVB says:

      Thank you, Hadia. And this *break* will give people some time to catch up on the past couple hundred posts. ;-)

      “Interesting times ahead…” Be well !

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