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"FRIENDSHIP FOR NO ADVANTAGE"

"To the dolphin alone, beyond all others, Nature has given what the best philosophers seek, friendship for no advantage; yet it is friend to all men and has often given great aid." Plutarch

AIHE TOHORA WANANGA

Saturday, May 30, 2015

ON THE BRINK RADIO #109 SPECIAL REPORT: MAUI'S DOLPHINS AND THE MEGALOMANIA OF EXTINCTION

 'POPOTO' or MAUI'S DOLPHINS
 'HOBBITS OF THE SEA'
 CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
 LESS THAN 50 INDIVIDUALS EXIST
 ONLY OFF OF NW COAST OF NORTH ISLAND NZ
 LESS THAN 15 ARE BREEDING FEMALES
 'AM I THE LAST OF MY KIND?'
 'NO, OUR BROTHER...WE'RE HERE, TOO...'
 PREHISTORIC SURFERS
 IMPRESSIONS OF MAUI'S
 MY FAVOURITE 
 'THAT STAR SYSTEM IS WHERE WE CAME FROM...'
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO STOP EATING FISH AND STOP DRIVING 
IN ORDER TO SAVE AN ENTIRE SPECIES...OR MANY SPECIES...
OF FELLOW BEINGS?


"Man is one of those animals which is in danger from its too successful participation in the struggle for existence…from the standpoint of nature as a whole, he is both a threat to every other living thing, and therefore, a threat to himself also…he has become the tyrant of the Earth, the waster of its resources, the creator of the most prodigious imbalance in the natural order which has ever existed…"

Joseph Wood Krutch, The Voice of the Desert

'The cycles of parasites are often diabolically ingenious. It is to the unwilling host that their ends appear mad. Has earth hosted a new disease – that of the world eaters? Then inevitably the spores must fly. Short-lived as they are, they must fly. Somewhere far outward in the dark, instinct may intuitively inform them, lies the garden of the worlds. We must consider the possibility that we do not know the real nature of our kind. Perhaps Homo sapiens, the wise, is himself only a mechanism in a parasitic cycle, an instrument for the transference, ultimately, of a more invulnerable and heartless version of himself…a biological mutation as potentially virulent in its effects as a new bacterial strain. The fact that its nature appears to be cultural merely enables the disease to be spread with fantastic rapidity. There is no comparable episode in history…'

LOREN EISELEY, 'THE WORLD EATERS' in The Star-Thrower

"Maui's dolphin or popoto (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) is the world's rarest and smallest known subspecies of dolphin.[1] They are a subspecies of the Hector's dolphin. Maui's dolphin are only found off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. Hector's and Maui's are New Zealand's only endemic cetaceans.[2] Maui's dolphins are generally found close to shore in groups or pods of several dolphin. They are generally seen in water shallower than 20 m deep, but may also range further offshore.
The dolphin is threatened by set-netting and trawling. Based on estimates from 2012, in May 2014 the World Wildlife Fund in New Zealand launched "The Last 55" campaign, calling for a full ban over what it believed is their entire range.[3][4] The International Whaling Commission supports more fishing restrictions, but the New Zealand government has resisted the demands and questioned the reliability of the evidence presented to the IWC that Maui's dolphins inhabit the areas they are said to inhabit.[5][6][7] In June 2014, the government decided to open up 3000 km2 of the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary - the main habitat of the Maui's dolphin - for oil drilling. This amounts to one-quarter of the total sanctuary area.[8] In May 2015, estimates suggested that the population had declined to 43-47 individuals, of which only 10 were mature females.[9]"
"Megalomania is a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, omnipotence, and by inflated self-esteem....When linked to a position of power, whether military, political, or control-freak bureaucratical,[12] it is likely to lead to miscalculation as a by-product of the subject's conceit.[13]

"In biology and ecologyextinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. Because a species' potential range may be very large, determining this moment is difficult, and is usually done retrospectively."

MAUI'S DOLPHINS AND THE MEGALOMANIA OF EXTINCTION

ON THE BRINK RADIO #109 SPECIAL REPORT:
"MAUI'S DOLPHINS AND THE MEGALOMANIA OF EXTINCTION"

LISTEN AND/OR DOWN-LOAD ANYTIME ARCHIVE LINK

"If the dolphins are meant to survive without human help, then maybe they aren't meant for this planet any longer."

Tania D. Fremantle WA


This statement by a person in Australia who purported to be organizing a film festival to raise money to 'save the Maui's dolphins' typifies the level of insanity that we have sunken to.  Maui's dolphins on the brink of extinction in Aotearoa is not only a testament to 'civilized man' as 'tyrant of the Earth' and 'world-eating spore-bearer' but also to the 'species megalomania' and poly-macro-shared-delusional-system that we think of as 'reality'; to our psycho-lame Huxwellian Or-world in which not only can this be happening in full view in a wealthy 'first world' Anglo-American country that bills itself ad nauseum as '100% CLEAN AND GREEN' but even worse, that the people of New Zealand...among whom I count as some of my nearest and dearest friends and loved ones...can barely do more than sigh, 'It's a shame, isn't it?'

'Civilized man' is essentially a poacher of all that lives and breathes, including himself. Essential qualitative differences may not exist to distinguish homo sapiens from other life-forms and beings, but one thing DOES distinguish us:  we are the ONLY species on this planet ever to cause the extinction of other species.

Our dMOE or 'distributed mental operating environment' implicitly and explicitly celebrates and glorifies death and killing. I wouldn't be reaching too far to say that the extinction of an entire species by our own hand would be lauded in the shadowy depths of our dementia as a veritable 'trophy' in honour of our destructiveness.

Russian psychoanalyst, historian and scholar Immanuel Velikovsky observed that the rulers of ancient civilizations sought to 'emulate the gods' which translated into 'emulating their destructiveness, the 'gods' being planets, comets and other extra-terrestrial cosmic bodies and forces. Our ancestors witnessed 'theomachy' or 'war of the gods' and were psychologically traumatized for millennia; the people of today carry these repressed memories of planetary cataclysms in our unconscious, yet our refusal to come to grips with their presence has doomed us to recreate scenarios of our own destruction...and that of everything around us. 

I think of the cetaceans, the whales and dolphins, as a 'true extra-terrestrial intelligence' and as 'the ultimate indigenous people.'  What is happening with the Maui's dolphins, who are right in the way of the massively over-blown fishing industry AND the exploding hydro-carbon extraction industry in New Zealand, is PRECISELY ANALOGOUS to what is happening with the indigenous people of Australia, in particular, remote communities in the Kimberley who are right in the way of the metastasizing mining industry. They are not being shot with bullets but are being exterminated through institutionalized genocide, bureaucratic necrophilia and 'economic' warfare policy.

The Key administration has made it abundantly clear that they are NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING to help the Maui's dolphins, especially if it involves any form of control, restraint or regulation on any of the industries whose corrupt tentacles penetrate every corridor of the Beehive. And even IF said regulations or restrictions were legislated into existence, enforcement then becomes the issue. Just like the U.S. Navy, any fishing or 'big oil' company would simply break the law, pay the fine, and continue with 'business as usual', losing less income this way than through abiding by the law.

The whales and dolphins have no idea what money is, yet they suffer and die because of it.

Ultimately, the Maui's dolphin can be seen as a sacrifice that we, homo sapiens, 'man, the wise', are offering up to the Molochs of military-industrial civilization.

'O gods of money and machine, accept this offering of a unique life-form in its entirety, that we may appease your wrath and pray that you continue to deliver unto us, your humble and willing slaves, all products of our hearts' desire, drained and torn from the body of Mother Earth. Guide us on our path to trans-humanism, may all of life be transmogrified into the gaping chasm of your infernal destructiveness.'

Forgive my satire, but it's almost this bad. In conclusion, it's CLEAR that more talking to heads of state, more petitions, more protests are NOT going to make any differences that matter here.

Because human reality consists of US...not THEM but US...everything that each of us does and does not do MATTERS. Who do you think is making the fishing and hydro-carbon industries possible? Who supports them every time they buy and eat fish and buy and burn hydro-carbons? THEM? Think again my friends...is US! That means YOU!

Could it be that when a significant number of people actually begin to realize that what we say means nothing compared to what we DO, and that EVERY PERSON WHO EATS FISH AND WHO DRIVES A CAR is actually a soldier in the war on cetaceans...but who is so delusional they think they are only spectators.

LIVE SIMPLY SO THAT OTHERS MAY SIMPLY LIVE

"WE ARE NOT ALONE...YET: HOW WE ARE WAGING WAR ON A TRUE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE' " Jeff Phillips
http://tutunui-wananga.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/we-are-not-aloneyet-how-we-are-waging.html

AIHE TOHORA PAIKEA WANANGA
(THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS)

MAUI'S DOLPHINS ON BBC WORLD NEWS





Sunday, April 26, 2015

STRANDED NO MORE: 'RECENT STRANDINGS IN GUAM, JAPAN, NEPAL QUAKE & SUDDEN RISE OF NEW LAND IN JAPAN' IS IT REAL OR IS IT MEMOREX???

MOTHER EARTH OR GEO-TERRORISM?

Apparent 'sudden' increase in global seismic and volcanic activity, coupled with many unusual cetacean stranding events? IS IT REAL OR IS IT MEMOREX? Major planetary cataclysm brewing OR demented Pentagon-DARPA fiends playing their H.A.A.R.P.S???

'MOTHER EARTH AS TARGET & WEAPON'

GLOBAL VULCANISM




Recent strandings in Guam, Japan, Nepal quake and sudden rise of new land in Japan

Recent strandings in Guam, Japan, Nepal quake and sudden rise of new land in Japan
Something strange is going on in that region and it is strangely related to recent strandings and possibly to large sperm whale aggregation (350 sperm whales!) in Sri Lanka.
Important Note: We do not believe live strandings are caused by earthquakes (read about our position here), because just like terrestrial animals, cetaceans should be able to sense the impending quake. However it is possible that something catastrophic happens before large quakes and this “something” could affect cetaceans and contribute to some strandings.
Here is the bizarre timeline of all recent events:
1. A lot of anthropogenic activities have been going on near Guam and Mariana (see the map below) in March/April, 2015. What they have been doing there is anybody’s guess, as activities are listed as “hazardous operations”, some seismic surveys have been done there too.
Slide1
This region is extremely seismically active, has the famous Bonin Arch (see figure below), that is associated with deep trench and active volcanic chain. The Bonin Arc is connected to Mariana Arc. Just last week USGS finally admitted the link between oil and gas operations and quakes in Oklahoma. Now, we do not know what exactly has been going on there, but needless to say this area is most likely more vulnerable and powerful than Oklahoma will ever be.


Bonin Arc
Bonin Arc
2. The first strange event was a live stranding of Cuvier’s beaked whale in Guam on March 23, 2015. The Navy initially denied its involvement, then suddenly admitted using sonar (but what else??) plus locals heard the sonar too.
map
3. Then on April 3, 2015 we had a report of 350 sperm whales aggregating in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. We checked our database and found the similar aggregation of 100+ sperm whales on April 17, 2012 also in Kalpitiva, Sri Lanka. What happened in April 2012?There were 2 massive  earthquakes in Indonesia (8.5 and 8.2) on April 11. Note that whales aggregated after the quakes, and did not mass strand or anything. The aggregation of 350 sperm whales on April 3, 2015 happened before the massive 7.8 quake in Nepal but these sperm whales did not strand either. These two events were very unusual, might not be related, but still  warrant at least some attention.
sperm whales
4. On April 10, 2015 there was a massive mass stranding of melon-headed whales in Hokota, Japan. It was a very strange mass stranding and whales showed some unusual signs like ishemia. Read our blog about it and possible connection to decompression sickness here. Also note that Hokota is very close to Bonin Arc (see figure).
5. On April 15, 2015 we had a live stranding of extremely rare, deep diving offshore Hubbs’ beaked whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi). He stranded in Samani, Hokkaido, 672 km from the site where melon-headed whales mass stranded. Amazingly, this stranding site is very close to the place where on Saturday Japanese were flabbergasted to find new land rising from the sea (see more details below).
Slide2
6. On April 25, 2015 Nepal was hit by massive 7.8 quake. The area where the quake hit is the zone where famous Indian plate and Eurasian plate meet and where Indian plate pushes the Eurasian plate. Japan is also a part of the Eurasian plate but is also close to the boundary of the Pacific plate (see the map plus Bonin Arc figure).
Plates
Plates
Bonin Arc
Bonin Arc


new-land-sea-rise-japan-april-2015aaaa
Now, here is the million-dollar question. Are all these events connected in any way? Did anthropogenic activities in Guam/Mariana trigger something? Were these strandings and unusual sperm whale aggregations precursors of the Nepal’s quake and land rise in Japan? One thing’s for sure, we are witnessing something extraordinary.

Monday, February 2, 2015

YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON WHALES & DOLPHINS IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN: VOICE YOUR RESPONSE NOW IN SUPPORT OF 'THE PEOPLE OF THE SEA' :)









"About 36 times more sonobuoys than the Navy suggested previously could be deployed off the coasts of Oregon, Washington, northern California and Alaska under a modified proposal for offshore training.
Among the alternatives the Navy is considering are two that would increase the proposed number of 36-pound sonobuoys -- floating, acoustic surveillance devices used in antisubmarine warfare -- from 20 to 720 in areas 12 nautical miles or more offshore.
The Navy describes the sonobuoys as 'expendable,' meaning they have limited life cycles as wave transmitters. A Navy official told The Oregonian Friday the sonobuoys sink and break down in the ocean after they have served their purpose."
'BREAK DOWN'? INTO WHAT AND OVER WHAT TIME SPAN???

 ALL SPECIES OF CETACEA ARE AT RISK 
FROM MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY
 FUNNY BUT WE HAD OUR CHANCE...


AGENTS OF WAR ON LIFE IN THE OCEAN
 "We gave up having hands and returned to the sea...
...we've survived for 30 million years and we'll be here ANOTHER 30 million. 
Where will YOU be homo sapiens, 'man the wise'?"


NOTE FROM JEFF: My great friends at StrandedNoMore are back with us after a hiatus to relocate their base of operations to Maui. Please check out their Facebook page and get on their mailing list for state-of-the-art information on what's REALLY happening in the anthropogenically endangered world of cetacea.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS AND TO SEND YOUR MESSAGE OF DISAPPROVAL TO THE U.S. NAVY TO STOP YET ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE PEOPLE OF THE SEA

"URGENT!! We have about 7 or so hours to submit comments on the US Navy proposal that will allow them to “take” of more than 500,000 marine mammals over the course of the next 5 years”. The proposal will include 720 active sonobuoys that will introduce dangerous if not lethal noise to marine environment. The devices would be 12 nautical miles off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California. Please read our blog post, it discusses how you can submit your comment and also shows our response. You can use all information and studies we cite in your response, feel free to borrow everything from our response and add it to your own comment. Please consider commenting, even though it will most likely make no difference as the NAVY is ALWAYS rubber-stamped by NOAA in regard to these permits."


INTERVIEW WITH STRANDEDNOMORE

WHAT THEY ARE PLANNING TO DO

WHO AND WHAT IS THE U.S. NAVY?
http://tutunui-wananga.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/us-navy-environmental-stewards-or.html

'EXPENDABLE BATHYTHERMAGRAPHS' = 'BATHY-BOMBS'
http://www.ultra-electronics.com.au/resources/Sonobuoy%20techsystems.pdf

NAVY ORDERS NEW SUPPLIES OF ANTI-SUBMARINE SONOBUOYS FOR OCEAN SURVEYING, TRACKING AND ATTACK
http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2014/07/navy-sonobuoy-buy.html

"Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command...announced a $166 million contract...to provide 141,263 AN/SSQ series sonobuoys and 5,000 MK-84 signal underwater sound devices, which are dropped from Navy fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Comments on proposed Navy’s Northwest Training and Testing EIS

by  | Feb 2, 2015 | Uncategorized | 8 comments
Today is a last day to comment on the US NAVY NORTHWEST TRAINING AND TESTING EIS (Environmental Impact Statement). If approved it will allow them to “take” of more than 500,000 marine mammals over the course of the next 5 years”. The proposal will include 720 active sonobuoys that will introduce dangerous if not lethal noise to marine environment  ”The devices would be 12 nautical miles off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California.“ You can see Navy’s typical whitewash EIS here (check volume 1 and 2, volume 1 has the majority of info on strandings).
They open the EIS section on impacts with some absolutely outrageous statement by Ketten (2012) without disclosing the potential conflict of interest where some scientists have been funded by the the Navy for either their entire career or for the majority of their career:
“ironically, to date, there has been no demonstrable evidence of acute, traumatic, disruptive, or profound auditory damage in any marine mammal as the result [of] anthropogenic noise exposures, including sonar.” (p. 3.4-68). They used this quote twice, this is how much they love it (p. 3.4-91) Then they proceed to justify massacring marine life by using the following points:
1. Strandings are natural cycle of life (unless they are from human impact, but mostly the cycle of life) (p. 3.4-91)
2. Strandings are hard to investigate, no single cause can be pinpointed (p. 3.4-91)
3. Since bycatch (and other things like pollution, vessel strikes) cause more cetacean deaths, we should all get off Navy’s back and leave them alone, doing whatever they want to (p. 3.4-94)
Surprisingly, there is no mention of Aristotle and ancient Greece this time.
Here are some points that we will use in our reply. Feel free to use them all, along with studies we cite. Please, try to include references to studies in your comment, because it will be harder for them to ignore, compared to general statements like “the Navy should not be allowed to put these  sonobuoys out there ” You can submit your comment here. We have very little time, it closes tonight, February 2nd, 2015, at midnight. 
To Whom It May Concern:
We are writing to express our strong opposition to the proposed EIS by the US Navy in regard to NORTHWEST TRAINING AND TESTING. The EIS has several very serious problems that could potentially lead to severe underestimation of the potential impact from all proposed activities.
1. The US Navy should disclose all potential conflicts of interests and specify explicitly what scientists and studies have been funded by the Navy. For example, the EIS uses a quote from Dr. Ketten (2012) not once but twice in its EIS (p. 3.4-68 and p. 3.4-91)without specifying when, how much and how often Dr. Ketten was funded by the US Navy to conduct research. This omission of information and failure to disclose the conflict of interest is not trivial as research indicated that “Primary papers are 2.3 times more likely to be cited in the reviews as concluding no effect of noise if the research was militarily-funded than if not.” (Wade et al., 2010. p. 320). Curiously, this study was not cited in the current EIS indicating that the Navy perhaps did not do throrough and detailed literature review on a subject.
2. Even though the EIS has a section on strandings and embolism, it failed to mention that the current stranding response protocol does not include any mandatory rapid in situ embolism testing, even though the low cost methodology for such testing is available and has been described in detail in peer-reviewed literature (Quiros et al., 2011) Needless to say, this study was not cited in the current EIS. The fact that no routine embolism testing is done indicates that many stranded cetaceans who had it might go undetected and not investigated.
3. The EIS does not discuss in detail complete mayhem and disarray of the US stranding response field. The field is underfunded, the response is not systematic, is haphazard, there is no unifying protocol, like for example, in situ embolism testing is not required. The data obtained by various rescues and response officials is not transparent, is not publicly available, the Navy is not transparent about its activities and in many cases the immediate information is not available to link strandings to the Navy activities, especially when it comes to independent organizations and observers.
4. The EIS does not provide comprehensive overview of all relevant and available literature on a subject of sound and marine mammals. Below are the studies that have not been included, even though they are highly relevant as they show how vulnerable marine mammals are to the anthropogenic sound:
b) Miller et al., 2011, Developing dose-response relationships for the onset of avoidance of sonar by free-ranging killer whales(Orcinus orca), Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, November, 2011, Tampa, FL, USA. (this study indicated that killer whales stopped feeding at playback of sonar sounds of 93 dB re: 1µPa and whales started to show the avoidance at 98 dB re: 1µPa)
e).Weilgart L, Whitehead H, Rendell L, Calambokidis J. Signal-to-noise: funding structure versus ethics as a             solution to conflict-of-interest. Marine Mammal Science 2005;21:779–81
5. The EIS does not discuss all ways of how marine mammals can be negative impacted and by doing so provides inaccurate and potentially wrong and misleading evaluation of mortalities and negative impacts. EIS application completely ignores severe and far reaching consequences of live strandings. For example, a study by Wade et al. (2012) indicated how removal of key individuals can affect the entire populations. These key individuals often die during mass or single strandings and their death affects the entire population because these individuals are either leaders, or important for mating and reproduction or important for knowledge transfer that takes place in species like sperm whales, pilot whales and potentially many other species. Hence, EIS does not make the accurate estimation of actual damage their activities will result in.
6. Similarly, EIS failed to mention how strandings might not reflect the true extent of mortalities resulted from the Navy activities. For example the experimental study that did controlled carcasses release offshore found that only 8% of experimentally released carcasses made it to shore. The model that was made based on data predicted that that only carcasses that have positive buoyancy will drift and wash ashore. The carcasses with negative buoyancy will sink and decompose. (Peltier et al., 2012). This could indicate that many animals affected will not wash ashore and will die offshore, never to be seen or counted. EIS does not provide any discussion on that and does not factor this fact in its mortality and impact estimations. Peltier’s study is not cited in EIS either.
The above points indicate that the Navy has grossly underestimated the actual impact of its activities. Furthermore, it omitted numerous significant and highly relevant studies. We urge officials in charge to deny this permit because it does not show the true extent of Navy’s activities. The Navy capitalizes on conflict of interest, cherry-picking of data and studies, lack of resources for independent studies and investigation, and dismal state of the US stranding network that cannot produce any compelling evidence for Navy’s role in strandings not because there is none, but because stranding field lacks resources, training, coordination and frankly desire to investigate and to find the cause for increasing strandings in the US.
References:
Bernaldo De Quirós, Y., González-Diaz, O., Arbelo, M., Sierra, E., Sacchini, S., and Fernández, A. (2012). Decompression vs. Decomposition: Distribution, Amount, and Gas Composition of Bubbles in Stranded Marine Mammals. Frontiers in Physiology 3.
Peltier, H., Dabin, W., Daniel, P., Van Canneyt, O., Dorémus, G., Huon, M., & Ridoux, V. (2012). The significance of stranding data as indicators of cetacean populations at sea: Modelling the drift of cetacean carcasses. Ecological Indicators18, 278-290.
Paul R. Wade, Randall R. Reeves, and Sarah L. Mesnick, “Social and Behavioural Factors in Cetacean Responses to Overexploitation: Are Odontocetes Less “Resilient” Than Mysticetes?,” Journal of Marine Biology, vol. 2012, Article ID 567276, 15 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/567276