April 1, 2014

Ecologists won an unprecedented victory yesterday, and so did the whales, when the International Court of Justice ruled in the Hague, the United Nations’ highest court, against Japanese whalers and their relentless killing of whales (disguised as ‘biological research’) in the sanctuary that is meant to be the waters of Antarctica.

On the heels of this important announcement, conservationists and whale lovers around the world are celebrating the unexpected news. Patricia Cori (CEO of Save Earth’s Oceans, Inc.) declared, “It is sometimes very difficult to believe that whales have survived into the 21st century. We are thrilled to hear the news of this decision, which will affect not only the whales but the very ecosystem itself, and we celebrate the organizations that have been vigilant in their fight against the Japanese fleets – that this decision might finally be reached. It is a good day for the whales of the Antarctic,” said Cori, “but we may still not have seen the end to the slaughter from the Japanese fleets.

According to Nanami Kurasawa, a marine conservationist in Tokyo, the decision leaves a loophole for the Japanese to continue the hunt through a new “redesigned” program, which remains to be defined, as well as smaller scale hunts in the North Pacific and by the local fisherman. According to Ms. Cori, “Now more than ever we have to keep the pressure on the UN and the Japanese government, so that this significant step will lead to another, and another still – and then one day to the end of all whaling around the globe.”

Yes, that is what the conservationists of the world are fighting for in their on-going war against the harpoons of whale killers around the world. But in the meantime, this one day, an important battle has been won. And the world is paying attention.

Patricia Cori will be speaking at the SF Public Library and reading from her latest book, THE EMISSARY, on May 13th and again at the Westwood Library, Los Angeles on May 21st. Limited space available. For more information, contact:



Patricia Cori

Are you prepared for an emergency? Power outages, flood damage, panic community behaviors at the stores? Truth is even a few days without heat and electricity, food and water, can be life-threatening.

Here is a list of essentials I’ve compiled from my own experience last winter, and from friends in the FB clan. Do what you can to stock up and not be caught OUT IN THE COLD if something comes down in your region of the world.

Start building NOW – bit by bit, so that you are stocked up and prepared. And be sure to rotate your stock so it is always fresh, especially the water.


  • First aid supplies
  • Bubble wrap and duct tape for windows for heat conservation
  • Candles, matches and lighters
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Batteries! All sizes
  • Extra warm, waterproof sleeping bags for each family member
  • Extra blankets

Alternative heating: kerosene or gas stoves, firewood for fireplace, and a generator if you can manage one. When disaster hits NONE of these are available so plan ahead)

  • Toilet paper!
  • Good organic vitamins and a supply of Vitamin C
  • Alcohol and hydrogen peroxide
  • Can and bottle openers
  • Very warm waterproof boots/jackets/gloves and warm wool clothing for all.
  • MMS (Miracle Mineral Supplement) and/or Colloidal Silver (I have my own generator)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Disinfectant soap
  • Water purifying tablets
  • a.m. radio (if you can find one!) with batteries
  • hot water bottle
  • Mosquito and insect repellents
  • All sanitation supplies especially for women and babies!
  • Tools: scissors, knives, household tools.
  • Liquid laundry detergent and bleach
  • Paper towels, extra toilet paper, zip loc bags.
  • Big garbage bags – get them by the roll and be sure they’re sturdy.
  • Fire Extinguisher (every household should have at least one)


  • WATER – first and foremost – you need gallons and gallons stored in the house.
  • Food for your animals – to think people are abandoning their animals because they can’t feed them is just beyond reality. You should have a 2 week supply of drinking water for everyone in the house including water for your animals and you also need water for bathing, cleaning, cooking, and toilet.
  • Salt – helps store some foods
  • Canned foods – beans, lentils are full of nutrition; soups – but watch out for msg.
  • Dried beans, lentils, quinoa, couscous
  • Pastas and rice/canned sauce or tomatoes
  • Olive oil and vinegar
  • Coconut oil
  • Dried fruits
  • Nuts of all kinds
  • Honey! Make sure it’s the real thing
  • Powdered and/or condensed milk – or UHT milk with long shelf life
  • Instant mashed potatoes flakes
  • Coffee/tea for those cold days and sugar (why not?)
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Crackers
  • Quick cooking oatmeal.


-Don’t throw away your plastic mineral water bottles! Save them, filled with filtered water, and store…
-Extra ‘booze’ around the house – can be used for bribes or trading if things get completely out of hand. Cigarettes too.
-Try to get rain catch containers for water. Some companies now sell them complete with spigots.