This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on March 23, 2011 4:28 PM. The previous post in this blog was Above the law. The next post in this blog is Latest bike rage episode features cop biking to work. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The glow of spring break

We thought we'd get away from the cares of the world for a little while today by heading out for a family lunch. We enjoyed a fine meal at this place, then stopped off at the drug store to pick up some stuff and look around. The girls wanted some of these little packets from Japan that look like they contain candy but are actually holding miniature cartoon toys and stickers, three each to the pack. The kids pungled up their money and each purchased a pack.

Here's one figure that jumped right out at us:

We're calling him "Radioactive Hyper Dude." So much for the escape. And now this.

Comments (2)

Key part of the article:
"The EPA reports that in a typical day, Americans receive doses of radiation from natural sources such as rocks, bricks and the sun that are about 100,000 times higher than what has been detected coming from Japan.

According to the EPA, the levels coming from Japan are 100,000 times lower than what you get from taking a roundtrip international flight."

Nevermind facts, seems perfectly reasonable to start busting out those iodine pills.

Yes, and nuclear power plants are perfectly safe, too, aren't they? That's what you were telling us two weeks ago. And the government wouldn't lie to you about the health effects of exposure to radiation, would they? No cancers because of Hanford -- noooooo.

It's all about risk of cancer. The nuclear power goons just increased all of our risk -- maybe not by much, yet, but who gave them the right to increase it at all?

Nobody's taking iodine around here yet, or advocating it. But if you don't have it and that plant finally blows, it's your loss.

People have every right to be concerned. If you don't like it, you can turn off your TV and stay off the internet for the next decade or so, because this particular mess isn't going away.

Clicky Web Analytics