Friday, January 31, 2014

Ecuador former police chief Edgar Vaca arrested in the US

Ecuador former police chief Edgar Vaca arrested in the US

Ecuadorean police in Quito demo, 27 Aug 13  
Nine army officers and one police general were charged in the landmark case

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Police in the United States have arrested former Ecuadorean police commander Edgar Vaca, who is accused of human rights abuses.
The interior minister in Quito issued a statement saying that the retired general was arrested in Washington and will be extradited to Ecuador.
Mr Vaca and nine other officers have been accused of kidnapping and torturing three left-wing rebels in 1985.
He denies all the charges.
An international arrest order had been issued for Mr Vaca.
He was detained on Monday at the request of Interpol, but the news was only confirmed by the Ecuadorean government on Wednesday.
The alleged violations were committed under the government of late President Leon Febres Cordero, who was in power from 1984 to 1988.
The three victims - Susana Cajas, Javier Jarrin and Luis Vaca - were detained in November 1985 for alleged links to an underground opposition group, the Eloy Alfaro Popular Armed Forces.
"They were tortured, beaten, and submitted to particularly sadistic forms of torture, including electric shocks to their genitals," said chief prosecutor Galo Chiriboga.

Rafael Correa, 22 Jan 2014  
President Rafael Correa set up a truth commission to investigate human rights more:

Life at Latitude Zero: High Stakes for Us--and Ecuador

Life at Latitude Zero: High Stakes for Us--and Ecuador: Our personal world is teetering on the edge. So are the worlds of our neighbors, friends and villagers. The sand is going out from unde...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Welcome to Vilcabamba, land of conspiracy theorists....

Welcome to Vilcabamba, land of conspiracy theorists
  The beautiful valley town of Vilcabamba in Ecuador is famed for the longevity of its residents – and now it's plethora of conspiracy more:

State of the Union by Alex Jones - 28 JAN 2014 - "Leave The U.S. While You Still Can"

State of the Union by Alex Jones - 28 JAN 2014 - 
"Leave The U.S. While You Still Can" -

Matt Drudge:  "Have an Exit Plan" - 

 Whats wrong with being a poor boy? Chile- not bad, CR- nope, Australia- -"If You want to get out of there? Talk to me?"
  "I may be the best chance you got."-

- How about a year round growing season w/ spring time climate? Come see US: "Journeyman Jack In ECUADOR"  

Published on Jan 28, 2014
Media Goliath Matt Drudge declared "Have an exit plan..." on his twitter. Just hours away from Obama's declaration of a Unilateral Agenda, Alex Jones weighs out the pros and cons of leaving the United States. Does Leaving behind a tyranny, a culture of zombified death, and a police state have its perks?

Monday, January 27, 2014

1/26/2014 How to visit El Inca Prison in Quito

1/26/2014 How to visit El Inca Prison in Quito

  First of all thank you for visiting this blog. I am creating it to be a voice for the inmates and small children who reside there. There is some old information about this prison online that is no longer true. I want this blog to be useful and accurate.

  Like many things that have to do with governmental institutions in Ecuador, the beginning of the year means changes. This is true with resident visas, procedures for a RUC, and this year in particular at El Inca more:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

‘Pineapples’: How to Not End Up a Disappointed Expat After the Honeymoon Phase Wears Off

–- there are plenty of people that are satisfied with the quality of life that is available, and these are people with imagination. The imagination that mentally transported you away from the gloom of winter can be harnessed in your new location as well. No one plans to fail, but many fail to plan...

...Don’t be tempted to buy a home at first. You didn’t come here to speculate in real estate, you came to start a new life, so avoid sales people or their tours. They will tell you if you decide to leave, you can easily flip it for a profit, but good luck! A good standard rule is to rent for at least a year...

...Just remember, some paradises aren’t meant for everyone, thank God… Above all else – Think like an Escape Artist! more:

Monday, January 20, 2014

the equator acts as a dividing line between the planet’s northern and southern air masses,

FUKUSHIMA - Five stages of grief  - 1: denial  2 :  anger   3 : depression  4 : bargaining  5: acceptance  . When it comes to Fukushima i'm in stage 5  :(  , but i see so many  are still stuck in stage 1 and 2  , and only few have reached  stage 3  .  I haven't seen or met anyone who reached stages 4 or 5  yet  . I don't know if that will be possible at all for majority of people , as at the heart of this matter are their own lives .  People don't take kindly to those who try and warn them of impending danger  - their "go to" response is denial and/or anger...

 - Japan’s crippled Daiichi nuclear facility near Fukushima, hit hard by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has released radioactive materials that have traveled across the entire Northern Hemisphere, a nuclear monitoring watchdog has reported.

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Treaty Organization (CTBTO) reported on Thursday that within nine days after the accident, the radioactive cloud had crossed North America, and

"Three days later when a station in Iceland picked up radioactive materials, it was clear that the cloud had reached Europe."
Because the equator acts as a dividing line between the planet’s northern and southern air masses, radioactive materials from Daiichi remain confined to the northern hemisphere.

Read more:

Friday, January 17, 2014

Russell David Johnson (Nov 10, 1924 – Jan 16, 2014) Played - The Professor- Gilligan's Island

~No phone, no lights, no motor car,~ ~Not a single luxury~ ~Like Robinson Crusoe~ ~It’s primitive as can be.~
Russell David Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014)

Military career:

After high school, in the midst of World War II, Johnson joined the United States Army Air Forces as an aviation cadet and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He flew 44 combat missions as a bombardier in Consolidated B-24 Liberator four-engine heavy bombers. While flying as a navigator in a B-24 with the 100th Bombardment Squadron, 42nd Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force, his plane and two other B-24s were shot down over the Philippines in March 1945 during a low level bombing and strafing run against Japanese targets.

  The planes were hit by intense flak and had to ditch in the waters off the port of Zamboanga. During the ditching, he broke both ankles and the radioman next to him was killed. Johnson earned a Purple Heart for this mission. He was also awarded the Air Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three service stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one service star, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged with the rank of first lieutenant on November 22, 1945. He then joined the Army Reserve and used the G.I. Bill to fund his acting studies at the Actors Lab in Hollywood. At acting school, he met actress Kay Levey; they married on July 23, 1949.

 Russell David Johnson Played - Roy Hinkley’s character in the Gilligan’s Island as The Professor was the key player in setting the ‘Mad Science’ that prepared myself and the rest of my generations to follow a line of thinking reinforced by someone who PROFESSED.

The Professor, you see, was called “The Professor” and what the professor said you must believe and you must carry out. When a castaway referred to “Roy”, they called him Professor with the surname “The”, but when speaking directly to him, he was called just ‘Professor’ without the prefix.

This means that for 99 episodes, installed as a character was one who represented “The King” and when speaking to the king, they would simply call him King. That’s the best analogy I can think of. A king is one who commands science and enforces based on mad thinking, disturbed science and so forth...

...Red, white and blue

These were the colors worn by the three people who anchored the show. Gilligan wore red, the Skipper wore blue, and The Professor wore white. What we didn’t understand back then but do now is that color plays a confirmation ‘plant’ as to who is an scientific authoritarian, subordinate, and the establishment of power and control.

Gilligan represents all of us.. the hapless bungling society who can’t make anything work right. We were taught to rely on authority and science figures.. look what they’ve done. We wear red and orange when incarcerated. We are the controlled ones made to be jailed.

The Skipper’s job is to protect the rest of the castaways under an assumed license. Blue is the color of jails. The Professor wears the white dress for the reason he promotes logic,..: 

The ending theme song verse that is played at end credits says specifically this:
So this is the tale of our castaways,
They’re here for a long long time.
They’ll have to make the best of things,
It’s an uphill climb.
The first mate and his Skipper too
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable
In their tropic island nest.
No phone, no lights, no motor car,
Not a single luxury
Like Robinson Crusoe
It’s primitive as can be.
So join us here each week my friends,
You’re sure to get a smile,
From seven stranded castaways
Here on Gilligan’s Isle!
What is confirmed now is that the US has become reduced to a third world country.  In a short time, everyone will have suffered the loss of luxury “No phone, no lights, no motor car, not a single luxury.. as primitive as can be.”  It’s already happening to people across the nation with bankruptsies, foreclosures, and the mess that was not even contemplated in the mid to late 60′s.  It was Gilligan’s Island foretelling us of this part of the master NWO plan.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Howard's Blog: More fun in Ecuador

Howard's Blog: More fun in Ecuador: Monday, 1/13, Patrick drove, Monica, Ben, Keisha, Mike, and me to the equator. He dropped us off there and we took the tourist tour.  Mike a...

A Bike, An Adventure, And a New Career: How To Chart a Path To New Professional Adventures

A Bike, An Adventure, And a New Career: How To Chart a Path To New Professional Adventures

January 14, 2014

I am the kind of guy who likes adventure and doing things I haven’t done before. I get a rush from it. And, I enjoy getting other people to try things they never thought they would try. It’s in my DNA.

  The first years of my professional life were spent developing and nurturing a very successful career in sales. I worked for software and technology companies that were creating revolutionary tools that paved the way for the speech and handwriting recognition tools that we are accustomed to using today. 

  As part of my job, I was able to help well-known brands adapt to and leverage these new tools before they became commonplace – it was an adventure in itself for me. But, as time went on, I found myself craving something new and challenging – I was ready for a change.

  So I made the decision to take a short break from my corporate life and go for a motorcycle ride through South America. My plan was to ride for a year – and, when I got back, begin looking for my next adventure. I had some money in savings, a rough plan to finance this exploration and the desire to experience something new. What did I have to lose?
motorcycle riding in ecuador
    Over the next year, I motorcycled through 18 countries, ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When the year was up, I unexpectedly found myself deeply in love with South America – Ecuador in particular – and I wasn’t ready to more:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Why Americans Don’t Travel Overseas -

Why Americans Don’t Travel Overseas

Oct. 11, 2013
We’ve all heard the depressing statistic that only 36% of Americans own a passport. That’s really low (about 70% of Australians and 70% of Brits hold a passport) and though that number has been rising the last couple of years, it’s only because Americans are now required to have a passport when entering Mexico and Canada.
As I’ve traveled the world, I’ve noticed a shockingly low number of American tourists when compared to citizens of other countries. And while the post-graduate backpacking trip to Europe is still a lively tradition, I’ve been to many parts of the world where American tourists are as rare as a white tiger.

Americans don’t travel internationally that much.
Why is that?

Why is it that the United States, a country with 350 million people and the world’s superpower, turns a blind eye to the rest of the planet, and political figures tout their lack of overseas travel as a plus?

I believe there are a few things that have brought us here:

Saturday, January 4, 2014

~Shipping 101 - shipping 20 - 40ft Sea Container from the U.S. to ECUADOR~

Shipping 101

Shipping 101
by Stephen Aron
  I continue to read a lot of misinformation in the postings and on the blogs about moving household goods to Ecuador.
This article is specific to shipping from the U.S., but it is relevant for shipments from most countries. No companies will handle the entire move from your country of origin to delivery in Ecuador. Even if you contract the complete service with one company in your country of origin or in Ecuador, you need to know the other companies, which will serve as subcontractors, involved in your move. You need to make sure that they are all licensed and qualified to handle your shipment.

  The “vessel operator” is the company that will supply the container that carries your household goods. Vessel operators don’t deal with the public, so you will communicate with them through an “ocean transport intermediary.” If you chose to purchase your own container, the vessel operator will charge a premium to carry a “shipper-owned container.” If you are planning a smaller shipment that doesn’t fill your own exclusive container, a “consolidator” will arrange several shipments in one container and make them available in Guayaquil through a “deconsolidator.”

  You need to know from which port of exit your container will leave and the transit time between there and Guayaquil. If the sailing is not direct, ask which ports/countries your container will transit. Also ask to see the proposed shipping schedule.
Each vessel operator has its own representatives in Guayaquil who set the local rules and charges, such as the “container deposit guarantee.” 

  Know in advance how much “free time” they allow for you to return the empty container to them after their vessel discharges your container in Guayaquil, and how much you’ll owe if you exceed the allowed free time. Prepay the local charges assessed by the agent in Guayaquil in your country of origin, or have these charges spelled out for you, in detail, in writing, especially when you are dealing with a deconsolidator.
  The ocean transport intermediary (OTI) is also known as a “freight forwarder” or “non-vessel-operating common carrier” (NVOCC). These are licensed by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). The license is issued after a thorough check of background, trade references, proof of experience, and financial responsibility, as well as the posting of a bond. The FMC gives advice and information on household goods, international moves, and licensing on the website: under the headings “Public,” “OTIs,” and “VOCCs.” This body investigates complaints by the public. If a shipment is not handled correctly and to your satisfaction, you should contact the Federal Maritime Commission.

  The OTI is responsible for booking space with the vessel operator and arranging to position the container at your residence or the warehouse storing your possessions. They file the export paperwork on behalf of you (the shipper) and make sure that you (the consignee) have the required documents to clear the shipment at destination.

  The OTI does not arrange packing or loading, but can generally help you with recommendations or refer you to moving companies with which they work. You are expected to supply all the information required for the shipment and all the export paperwork, but a good OTI will work with you to ensure it’s all correct.
For instance, the weight of your effects is very important; your effects will be weighed in Ecuador prior to being released in Guayaquil and any discrepancy will delay your shipment. 

  Most people can only guess at the weight of their belongings, but this information is available for free, online at the ocean terminal where every export container is weighed. Since the OTI can get this weight for your documents without a charge, there is no need to pay the movers or the trucker to scale the load.

 An “international moving company” in the origin country is not a good option for Ecuador. Most know how to pack for international transportation, but generally don’t know the import regulations and lack the knowledge to provide the detailed packing list required for Ecuador. Even if you can get a mover to keep a list as they pack, the time it takes makes it cost-prohibitive. more:

Stephen Aron- United States Operations-
Stephen Aron
International Freight Experts, Inc.
7725 261st Street East
Myakka City
Florida 34251-5107,

Tel (941) 322 9464,
 Fax (941) 322 9465,
 Cell (941) 321 8744,
 Skype ID stephen.aron
--"No one knows more about shipping containers to Ecuador than Stephen Aron. He has been in the shipping business for more than four decades, from the very beginning of the containerization industry. With his extensive knowledge of vessel operations and inland logistics worldwide, he can answer any questions you might have about moving your household goods to Ecuador. 
Stephen has moved his own household goods internationally on many occasions, including seven transatlantic crossings, so he can identify and empathize with the concerns of anyone contemplating their move to Ecuador, especially for people who have never moved overseas. Based in Florida, Stephen has moved hundreds of containers to Ecuador from just about every US state, and several Canadian provinces, as well as Europe and Asia."--

(Update FEB 2018) Suza Marie-
February 15 at 10:47pm-
Grateful shout out to Stephen Aron of International Freight Experts. We used him to bring down a 20 foot container 5 1/2 years ago and because it was done prior to residency...we had loads of drama and added costs due to taxes and what not. I do not recommend rushing anything when it comes to migrating to another country, especially Ecuador. jaja. But Stephan was amazing on his end.

Well, Boeing paid for a relocation back to the states that also included a 40 foot container and all expenses...which were many thanks to Murphy's Law. Our container while waiting to leave Ec was inspected twice in Guayaquil he just told me. Completely emptied out with the drug sniffing dog going over everything. He arranged for his own packer to represent
us thank God. She spent about 10 hours total waiting for this to happen including the drive there.

We are on the last leg of this long journey of getting our personal belongings delivered tomorrow. Stephen still making it happen when truckers wouldn't work on a holiday weekend."--

Ecuador’s minimum monthly salary will increase from $318 to $340 in 2014, a 6.8 percent increase.

In a year-end interview, President Rafael Correa said he intends to make streamlining government paperwork a priority for 2014. Although the original intent was to reduce the steps and time required to establish and operate a business, Correa said that red tape needs to be cut back in all interactions between the government and its citizens.

A pilot project beginning in March in several cities, including Cuenca, will be the first step in the red tape-cutting effort.

Correa first announced his bureaucracy reducing plan in August when he presented a graphic at a news conference contrasting the time required to open a business in Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay. While it took an average of 56 days to start a business in Ecuador, he said, the process could be completed in three days in Chile and seven days in Uruguay.

“This is outrageous and needs to change,” Correa said. “We need to get beyond the mentality of a bureaucracy that wants to control everything and that puts up unnecessary obstacles for citizens who want to invest in their country. We need to see how other countries do this and follow their good examples.”

Correa also said he wants to reduce the current requirement that new business applicants need to show they have $800 in the bank to qualify. “This is silly. Obviously, they will need a lot more than this when they start to operate a business but there’s no reason they should have $800 when they apply for a license,” he said. “I think $100 is fine.”

He said that he has asked Ecuador’s minister of production Richard Espinosa to develop streamlined rules for new businesses and to work with the national assembly to develop laws to implement the changes.

Promerica negotiating to buy Produbanco

Promerica Financial Corp., the operator of Nicaragua’s biggest bank, said it is negotiating to acquire control of Ecuador’s third-largest publicly traded lender, Banco de la Produccion, SA, which operates under the name Produbanco.

Promerica said in a statement today it’s seeking approval from Ecuador’s antitrust regulator to buy a majority stake in the Quito-based bank. Closely held Promerica already owns a lender in Ecuador and has operations in Costa Rica, theDominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.

The deal would be the first sale of an Ecuadorean bank to foreign investors since President Rafael Correa tightened regulations to force local lenders to divest noncore units in 2012 and raised taxes this year on banks to help fund government anti-poverty programs. Nongovernmental banks’ net profit through November was 21 percent lower than in the same period of 2012, according to the most recent data from Ecuador’s bank superintendency, known as SBS.

Government increases the basic salary by 6.8%

Ecuador’s minimum monthly salary will increase from $318 to $340 in 2014, a 6.8 percent increase. It is the smallest increase since 2007, a result, the government says, of a slowing economy and low inflation. By contrast, Colombia just increased its basic wage by 4.5 percent and Peru is considering leaving its basic wage unchanged.

The minium raise is not only important to low income workers, but is used as the basis for social service payments and legal penalties, among other things.

"The Latin American economy is not growing at the rates of previous years,” says Ecuadorian government economist Fabian Aguirre. “We have to increase the wage with caution. I think that is an appropriate amount given the circumstances.”
Photo caption: President Rafeal Correa

Thursday, January 2, 2014

"FACTA" - New U.S. Tax Regime is "Devastating," Experts Say- Jan. 01, 2014

What is FATCA? {More Money for the FAT-CATS}

New U.S. Tax Regime is "Devastating," Experts Say

By Alex Newman

January 01, 2014 "Information Clearing House - Already facing “pariah” status worldwide due to onerous IRS requirements, millions of Americans living and working abroad are preparing to deal with a deluge of even bigger problems in 2014, when a byzantine new tax regime starts going into effect. Known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, the deeply controversial and incredibly complex scheme is supposedly aimed at preventing tax evasion and gathering extra funds for the federal government. In reality, it will prove to be devastating, experts say — especially for middle-class Americans overseas and the U.S. economy.

Opposition to the draconian scheme, however, is mounting quickly even before FATCA has been fully implemented. Among the growing chorus of critics: the business community, bankers, Americans abroad, some members of Congress, investors, and even the Republican National Committee. More than a few trade associations and voluntary organizations are now either urging lawmakers to repeal FATCA entirely, or at least calling on the Obama administration to delay implementation and enforcement until the fiasco can be sorted out.

Around the world, outrage about the scheme is mounting as well, with foreign governments and financial institutions pointing out that the new tax regime essentially makes them unpaid agents of the IRS. About a dozen national governments have inked unconstitutional “agreements” with the Obama administration so far, laying the foundation for a global tax-information sharing regime. International bureaucrats working fiendishly for planetary taxation are celebrating, along with some attorneys and accountants hoping to profit, but serious concerns about the pseudo-treaties are more:

American Citizens Abroad - The Voice of Americans Overseas


What is FATCA?

FATCA also requires US citizens who have foreign financial assets in excess of $50,000 (higher for bona fide residents overseas –

 $200,000 for single filers and $400,000 for joint filers – see the IRS website for more details) to report those assets on a new Form 8938 to be filed with the 1040 tax return. Instructions for form 8938 were published in December 2011 and can be found on the IRS website.

Many Americans residing overseas are reporting banking lock-out. Many foreign financial institutions have simply chosen to eliminate their US citizens and US person client basis in order to minimize their exposure to FATCA reporting requirements, withholding fees and potential penalties.

The US Treasury has entered into Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) with a limited number of countries which will facilitate the transfer of information. The IGA agreements do include a non-discriminatory clause that is aimed at helping to alleviate issues of lock-out of banking services US citizens and US persons.

To learn more about FATCA and how it might impact you, you can consult the IRS website or speak to your tax advisor for more information.

(Updated August 2013):

--2014 New Years Resolutions -- 7 RULES To FIND a Decent GYM--

 --2014 New Years Resolutions -- 7 RULES To FIND a Decent GYM-- "I watch these movies and I start thinking about actually working out. But the problem is you can't just JOIN A GYM anymore.

 People these days have to join the gym where they have the new Super Boxing Workout where you actually get knocked out once a day, stop going to a gym entirely and do yoga, go to European gyms, Japanese gyms, or Hindu gyms. It's like the idea of "working out"--JUST working out--is old-fashioned."

 Now you have to work out a the newest, hippest, most up-to-date joint in town. With this in mind, I thought I would pass along my own rules for finding a decent gym.:

 First of all - don't work out at any gym that doesn't have at least ten guys with actual knife scars on their bodies. Otherwise, it's not a real gym. At a real gym, people USE their bodies. They don't work out to make their bodies LOOK good. Big difference.

Second-- go over to the barbell rack, and see what's the largest weight they have. If it's a real gym, they'll have some of those 150-pound HAND weights, the kind that only three guys in the history of the universe have been able to use.

Third--- ask em if they have aerobics classes. If the answer is "Yes," leave immediately. Not a real gym.

Numero Four-o--- If anybody is wearing PASTEL gym clothes, get out of there. In real gyms, the only acceptable colors are brown, dark gray and black (including black SOCKS.) And the most popular uniform is the high school basketball team workout jersey that hasn't been washed in 15 years.

Rule number five----- A real gym will always have signs on the wall that are totally disgusting.

Rule six------ The bench press must always be a life-threatening experience. For those of you not
 familiar with it, the bench press is where you lie on your back and raise a piece of iron directly
 over your skull that, if you drop it, could put a dent in your brain about four inches deep. The object
 is to raise this weight up and down until your arms are totally exhausted, so that, one-half second BEFORE you drop it on your brain, your "partner" can grab it and put it back on the rack.
 At a REAL gym, the partner always waits until one-FOURTH second before you suffer permanent brain damage--to get that extra "benefit" from the last rep.

 Rule numbero seven-o------: At a real gym, if somebody yells "Telephone for Manny!" at least eight guys should go to the phone.

 From Joe Bob Briggs:

Following Commentary by Me: Journeyman Jack In Ecuador - "JJIE" 

 Funny -- Now that I may or may not have your attention-- Here is another New Years Resolution to consider, on a more serious note, following up on Joe Bob's analysis of: Mad Max 2 Road Warrior:

 The Road Warrior is a post-apocalyptic action thriller film from 1981 directed by Australian director George Miller, this sequel to Miller's 1979 film Mad Max was a worldwide box office success that launched the career of lead actor Mel Gibson.

 It is amazing to me how often times "Art (drama / theatre) Imitates real life events" or -- Predictive Programming: is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by TPTB.

If and when these changes are put through, the public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as natural progressions thus lessening any possible public resistance and commotion.

 Predictive programming therefore may be considered as a veiled form of preemptive mass manipulation or mind control, courtesy of our puppet masters.

Mad Max: "If You want to get out of here? You talk to me."
Mad Max: "I'm the best chance you got."

 So you may ask yourself what is this Guy getting at? - talking about?  .:FUKUSHIMA:. Since 11 MAR 2011 for nearly 3 years:

#25 The Japanese government has estimated that approximately 300 tons of highly radioactive water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility every single day.

--Pacific Ocean Currents- from NASA (NGDC) In the North Pacific, the Kuroshio current flows eastwards across the Pacific from Japan to the coast of North America, where it turns south as the California current, then flows west again as the north equatorial current. --

#29 It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.

#32 The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly being released from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living in the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time. Just consider what Harvey Wasserman had to say about this:

    Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer.

    Cesium-137 from Fukushima has been found in fish caught as far away as California. It spreads throughout the body, but tends to accumulate in the muscles.

    Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones.

#34 According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.

#36 There are very alarming reports that new “unexplained plumes of radioactive steam” are rising at Fukushima. Japanese officials are not able to get inside and see what is causing these plumes. Some are speculating that the crisis at Fukushima just got a whole lot worse. The following is from a recent Ecologist article:
    Unexplained plumes of radioactive steam have been rising from Fukushima’s Reactor Building 3, Could a major meltdown be on the way?

    Fukushima’s Reactor Building 3 exploded on 13th March 2011 as a result of a hydrogen buildup, breaching the building’s containment and emitting a huge plume of radiation. The reactor itself is in meltdown.

    And now fresh plumes of steam have been seen coming out the structure. These have now been confirmed by Tepco, the owner of the nuclear plant, from 19 DEC 2013 onwards. The company believes the steam is coming from the fifth floor of the building.

    However it does not know the cause of the steam. Lethal levels of radiation and the physical damage to the structure have so far made entry and inspection impossible.

If a full-blown meltdown does happen at Fukushima, it would be an environmental disaster unlike anything that we have ever seen before in human history.

 As we enter 2014 and approach the 3 yr Anniversary 11 MAR 2014 of Fukushima, I humbly ask you to research - search engine - Google: Fukushima for yourself and begin to think about getting out of the Northern Hemisphere.

 There are many viable options in the Southern Hemisphere besides South America, Ironic that the Mad Max Road Warrior Films were Set & Filmed in Australia and that could be a viable relocation option for a while, same longitude as Japan but well South of the atmospheric fallout in Northern Hemisphere, and could be a while before the South Pacific Ocean Equatorial Countercurrent is breached.

 South Africa is in a good geographical position, and of Course the South American Countries of Argentina - Uruguay - Paraguay - Brazil - Chile - Peru and a good bit of Ecuador.

 Only about 15% of Ecuador's Land Mass lies North of the Equator. If you were to consider Ecuador you may want to Look at Towns & City's well below the equatorial line:  400km Macas - 500km Cuenca - 600km Loja - 700km Vilcabamba.
As for the Coast of Ecuador we have the Humboldt Current turning counter clockwise just below the equatorial line. Beginning In the fishing Villiage of Jama & Southwards you can begin to feel these strong effects in the climate & the currents of the Pacific Ocean.--

 --Pacific Ocean Currents- from NASA (NGDC) In The Southern Pacific Ocean has a counterclockwise subtropical gyre , consisting of the westward flowing South equatorial current in the north, the southwards flowing Australia current, the Antarctic circumpolar current that flows east, and the Peru Current that flows northwards near South America. --

 Moving to the Southern Hemisphere and or South America - Ecuador is not a 100% fool proof plan to totally avoid the atmospheric wind currents & ocean currents spreading radiation contamination and exposure.   

 If the International community could come Together and assist and or take over the clean up process from TEPCO / JAPAN before it breaches the equatorial line and enters the South, it could buy you another 5 - 10 years of much less radiation exposure than remaining in the Northern Hemisphere.

Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water!” ~ Albert Einstein~

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." - Albert Einstein~

 "The World is my Country. All Mankind is my Brethren. And to do Good is my Religion." ~ Thomas Paine ~ 


Quotes from Mad Max 2 / 1981 Road Warrior Movie: — “You wanna get outta there, you talk to me.” — “I may just be the best chance you got.” --- Journeyman Jack -- 2014 --

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