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Xenon 133 Dispersion Animation - Radionuclide Has Blanketed Entire United States

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Update: we are truly amazed that presenting what is a pure fact without any spin associated to it, can generate such an outbreak of insecurity and outright fear-driven responses. We had always expected that readers here can receive and interpret facts as presented, instead of demanding filtering for what some deem is unpleasant information. We urge that sub-segment to immediately and permanently orient their attention to other media outlets that does the prefiltering for them, as per the government's mandate of not spreading panic.

Radioactive Xenon 133 (5.243 day half life) has now reached the entire Eastern seaboard, and soon will likely cover the entire world.

Ausbreitung der Wolke von Fukushima/Edelgas Xe-133/ (globales Bild)

Additionally, below is a projection of radioactive Iodine over Japan...

Ausbreitung der Wolke von Fukushima/permanente Freisetzung/Jod-131

And radioactive Cesium over the Pacific

Ausbreitung der Wolke von Fukushima/permanente Freisetzung/Cs-137 (globales Bild)

Source: Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)


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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:39 | 1083764 bgilliam83
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It's okay, Obama is monitoring the situation.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:58 | 1083869 scratch_and_sniff
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Piss off you knobhead...we're all going to be illuminati in a while!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:08 | 1083903 PY-129-20
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I am already an Illumanti. But keep it secret. Pssst.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:46 | 1084345 barkster
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Today's Helpful Hint to save 10 minutes:

Click "Home" above and do not waste your time on the ridiculous comments and junkings below... 


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:31 | 1084525 OldPhart
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You were right, I should have listened.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:04 | 1084648 Harmonious_Diss...
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Say, they prob. could get the purchase order for those pumps cleared until management was sure the blown up ones wouldn't work :-D

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:09 | 1084666 Hat Trick
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BTW, for those over-reacting to the current nuclear situation in Japan ~ Our own government in the late 40s and into the 50s detonated HUNDREDS of atomic weapons above and below ground in Arizona, just about 100 miles or so away from California. Quit listening to the over sensationalized media, people!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:51 | 1084763 Ident 7777 economy
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HUNDREDS of atomic weapons above and below ground in Arizona

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And bazillions over the Pacific; my fave was Starfish Prime ... was blamed for knocking out street lights on the big Island in Hawaii ...

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 07:57 | 1085280 Bicycle Repairman
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If not for the Pacific ocean, all hell would have broken loose by now.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 07:25 | 1085235 BearOfNH
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above and below ground in Arizona, just about 100 miles or so away from California

Ahh, but they were careful to detonate only when the wind was blowing towards Utah. Really. And that includes the underground tests.


Tue, 03/22/2011 - 07:39 | 1085244 ColonelCooper
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Maybe you could ask John Wayne and Agnes Moorehead how that worked out for them.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:35 | 1183525 BigJim
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Tue, 03/22/2011 - 07:53 | 1085266 d_senti
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I actually suggest reading them for a while, if only to find out which people on this site have been secretly anti-Semitic this whole time! Try to guess!

(On that note I say: certain Israelis certainly have done douchey things, of course, and when they do them to us I don't like it, but they're looking out for their own country, just like everyone else does. They're just ordinary people.)

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:40 | 1183534 BigJim
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Yeah... because criticism of a rascist, apartheid state is intrinsically 'anti-semitic'.

I guess if I criticise US foreign policy that proves I hate American ex-pats.


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:10 | 1083915 mophead
Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:17 | 1083950 mophead
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I said the plumes would reach North America about a week ago, what did I get for my early warning? Junks. Go ahead and be fools.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:25 | 1083995 papaswamp
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Tue, 03/22/2011 - 16:46 | 1087358 andybev01
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Great beeg bewbz!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:33 | 1084033 scratch_and_sniff
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Ok respect man, we should have listened.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:09 | 1084183 VisualCSharp
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What are you getting for your "I told you so!"s? Junks. :)

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:55 | 1084344 SWRichmond
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Pretty sure I have this right:

"The Jod-131 of values in Alaska (station sand POINT) was within the range of mBqm-3, in Canada (station Sydney, Vancouver) an order of magnitude under it. A health relevance does not exist."

In other words, a few milli-becquerels per cubic millimeter, or a few hundred milli-becquerels per cubic centimeter.

Now, what is allowed for Xe-133?

DRAXIMAGEÒ Xenon Xe 133 Gas
Page 1 of 4 November 13, 2008
Product Name: Xenon Xe 133 Gas Synonyms: Xenon Xe-133 Gas
Category: Diagnostic radiopharmaceutical for inhalation

Airborne Exposure Limits: NRC Occupational concentration limit is 1 x 10-4 μCi/mL of air.


Math:1X10-4 micro curies is 100,000 pico curies.  A milliliter is a cubic centimeter at STP.  There's a hundred cubic millimeters in a cubic centimeter.

100000 pico curies = 3700000 millibecquerel


So the occupational limit for Xenon-133, which is also used as an inhalation diagnostic gas,  is 3,700,000 millibecquerel per milliliter.  The German dispersal model that shows the Entire United States Blanketed!" by Xenon-133, even though he doesn't state his source term, is predicting concentrations "within the range of mBqm-3."

Anyone who falls for this scare-mongering is stupid.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:58 | 1084396 Cistercian
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 Something to keep in mind,I have a hot source, but it is way to inhale it.It is easy to keep it shielded and be safe.


  But when Cesium 137 and Strontium 90 come floating by, they ARE inhalable.Will they kill you they may kill you in the future, just when you wanted to see the Grand-kids.INHALING RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES=FAIL.

 Plutonium?Only a tiny particle inhaled=lung cancer.



Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:16 | 1084459 bonddude
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On west coast and the car is packed.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:27 | 1084511 Cistercian
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  You could shelter in place.If TPTB actually gave a shit enough to give a good fallout forecast, that is.But they don't.I note the levels are really not that bad...but to not even get the information for an informed choice=EPIC FAIL.Thanks US .gov.sphincter.poke!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:00 | 1084623 Oh regional Indian
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A wise man named Joe Vialls said Smoking natural tobacco was a good anti-lung cancer remedy.

Read it here. Believe it or not... :-0




Tue, 03/22/2011 - 08:13 | 1085313 johnQpublic
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being a conspiracy theorist myself, i became suspicious when they went all nazi on cigarette IS good for you...i knew it





Tue, 03/22/2011 - 10:15 | 1085708 Ident 7777 economy
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A wise man named Joe Vialls said Smoking natural tobacco was a good anti-lung cancer remedy.

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Ping: Indian cigarette pitch ...

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 04:56 | 1085156 dvsteenk
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moved to end of thread 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:55 | 1083846 Id fight Gandhi
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Eastern seaboard. Oh that's why he's on vacation in brazil!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:00 | 1083877 WestVillageIdiot
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Did the poles shift and east is now west? 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:02 | 1084413 Iam_Silverman
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"Did the poles shift and east is now west?"

Yes.  Once the Poles elected Lech Welesa to lead Poland into a semi-democracy, the East is now the West.

Why are you bringing this up anyway?  I thought that this was a "run for your life" scary shit post.  Oh well, a short history lesson is always good for us all.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 16:49 | 1087376 andybev01
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:45 | 1084091 Cistercian
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 yep.POTUS fled like a girly man.FAIL.

  For those with the gnosis...I found that on Saturday I was seeing a beta count higher than the normal gamma.First time since getting my counter back in 78 or 79 that I have seen this.Not a good indication.

  Instrument used victoreen cdv-700.So, I saw a Asheville, NC.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:56 | 1084140 cosmictrainwreck
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girly-man HA! what a debt the US psyche owes to SNL.....

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:59 | 1084151 Cistercian
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 We are here to..pump you up!

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 02:38 | 1085076 MSimon
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The pump don't work. The vandals stole the handle.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 07:44 | 1085252 ColonelCooper
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Beta counts were 2 to 6 times normal levels across much of mid west yesterday.  They seemed to have subsided by yesterday evening, and are back to normal today.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:57 | 1083850 MarketTruth
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Obama and family are in Rio, ensuring they are far away from this problem. When the going gets tough, Obama runs away and does not care about USA citizens.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:03 | 1083886 konputa
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It's not as if it would be different if anyone else were president, regardless of party.

(R) - put your head in the sand and/or look out for your own at the expense of the public.

(D) - put your head in the sand and/or look out for your own at the expense of the public.

Fantastic choices we have here in the fuckin states.



Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:11 | 1083919 Ardeet
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It's not just in the States, here in OZ we have the same red vs blue crap.

From what I can see virtually all "western democracies" have versions of the same non-choice.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:25 | 1083990 israhole
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Or anyplace run by zionists and Israel, for that matter.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:34 | 1084287 Bearster
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Yup those joos run everything from Japan to Australia to the US to Europe... EVERYthing is their fault!  We need a final solution!

Oh.  Wait.  Some psychopathic mass-murderer already tried that.  It didn't work out too well for anyone, did it?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:47 | 1084331 nmewn
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LOL...the man apparently thinks there's a synagogue on every corner in every major city in Japan...or sumpin...I ain't quite figgered it out yet either.

It's as if graft, greed and corruption are specific to one race or people instead of a human weakness...a very weird psychosis.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:13 | 1084450 Oh regional Indian
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Nm, as it turns out (and I speak for deep inside knowledge here), all things nasty in Japan (particularly in Tokyo), principally Drugs and prostitution and real estate to a degree are run by a ruthless Israeli mafia. Ruthless and exploitative. And you know what? Same thing here in India. Those de-mobbed soldiers are a perfect cover, travellign from country to country and all around every country. What do they call them? Mules.

They own every major drug growing and consumption center, in partnership with Yakuza, Indian Mafia or by themselves.

So, Jews or no jews, those damn isralies are no fun to be with. ACtually it's th esame in San Francisco and New York, as two examples. Any Israeli panding in these two centers can disappear into a black-marketing or drug running job, get a fake drivers license, green card marriage.... name it. And ruthless again.

It's one of those smoke and fire things. To deny it you either have not experienced real life onthe streets or a wilful or have an indoctrinated belief system that is hard to let go of.

Is it the state? Is it the people? Is it Mossad? Planned? Random? HArd to say, perhaps. But the symptoms are too difficult to ignore.


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:17 | 1084458 Ident 7777 economy
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Nm, as it turns out (and I speak for deep inside knowledge here), all things nasty in Japan (particularly in Tokyo), principally Drugs and prostitution and real estate to a degree are run by a ruthless Israeli mafia.

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This is an absolute GEM! LOL .... guffaw ... guffaw ... good one!



A parody of - Rush maybe?


No - no ... SAVAGE!



Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:25 | 1084504 cosmictrainwreck
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the scary part is I think ORI was serious...geez, I don't know. That worries me a little [re ORI]. Sorry, but I seriously doubt those fuckin' Yakuza are lame enough to let israelis run 'em

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:51 | 1084593 Oh regional Indian
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Cosmic, all I can say is that these are things I've seen, with my own eyes. The Yakuza are "allowed" a territory. Think about who controls Japan. If you say the Japanese, then I suggest you may not have a true understanding of how the world works. Likewise for India. If you say Indian politicians or business houses or banks or the Indian underworld...

But of course, you are free to have your own opinions, as is the guffawing gentleman above.

Denial of reality is a game I don't play well. And I don't hesitate calling a spade a spade either.


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:14 | 1084681 Hdawg
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:28 | 1084708 Ident 7777 economy
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Tue, 03/22/2011 - 00:06 | 1084797 cosmictrainwreck
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uh, OK. that's all I got. taken under advisement........

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 08:24 | 1085216 Shylockracy
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take a look at this BBC documentary on the traditional year of leave Israeli soldiers do in India after their compulsory service in the occupied territories.

Be prepared for the grotesque supremacism of Israeli teenagers ridiculing and treating the indian population as subhumans, drugs and criminality.

The funny thing is that the documentary is made in such a way that we should feel sorry for their poor tortured souls, and not for their continuing crimes. A massive grain of salt is indeed in order.


Flipping out - Israel's drug generation

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 12:23 | 1086227 Oh regional Indian
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Thanks for the link Shy, I've seen it, lots, in person. They are hated everywhere they go. But they have money and police protection and they mis-behave, everywhere. Shops have signs that say "No business with Israelis", and yet many poor fokls suck up to them because of their money (drug money too).

I'm sure I will not be surprised by anything I see. 

They are a really sad, mind-controlled sub-set of humanity. India will be much th ebetter for banning them or holding them accountable.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:04 | 1183634 BigJim
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ORI - I have no idea if Israel has that much influence globally. Frankly, it all seems a bit far-fetched to me that the yakuza are somehow beholden to the zionists. And without you giving specific details of what you've 'seen' I'm afraid the rest of us are going to take your opinion on the subject with a grain of salt.

But it certainly exerts enormous (and deleterious) influence over US foreign policy, as elucidated by Walt & Mearsheimer's The Israel Lobby

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:36 | 1084724 Abitdodgie
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It's a fact that if you surround yourself with silver it stops the radiation, It was on the discovery channel. Go long silver , I have more than enough and it working so if anyone wants to buy the extra i have its only $1500 an oz , think of your children.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:53 | 1084610 oygevalt
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Go back to your astrology charts, tucked away where your non-existent fridge should be.  Maybe they'll provide some more powerful insights about world domination that you can share?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:54 | 1084773 Oh regional Indian
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Oygev, try this, and this is Public information, do your own research:

For those still in doubts, it is worth reminding that the Kennedy administration ordered the American Zionist Council – AIPAC’s predecessor – to register as an agent of the Israeli government under the Foreign Agents Registration Act on November 21, 1962. The answer led to the dismantling of the former and the foundation of AIPAC. The same whore, though now wearing a new dress.

In 1992, AIPAC President David Steiner was forced to resign after he was recorded saying: “I met with (then Bush U.S. Secretary of State) Jim Baker and I cut a deal with him. I got, besides the $3 billion, you know they're looking for the Jewish votes, and I'll tell him whatever he wants to hear ... Besides the $10 billion in loan guarantees which was a fabulous thing, $3 billion in foreign, in military aid, and I got almost a billion dollars in other goodies that people don't even know about.”

In 2005, AIPAC policy director Steven Rosen and AIPAC senior Iran analyst Keith Weissman were fired by the organization due to an FBI investigation into whether they passed classified U.S. information received from Franklin to the government of Israel. They were later indicted for illegally conspiring to gather and disclose classified national security information to Israel. In parallel, the US Justice Department announced that Lawrence Anthony Franklin, a U.S. Air Force Reserves colonel working as a DoD analyst at the Pentagon, had been arrested and charged by the FBI with providing classified national defense information to Israel. The criminal complaint identified AIPAC by name and described a meeting in which, Franklin disclosed top-secret information to two AIPAC officials. Franklin pleaded guilty to passing government secrets to Rosen and Weissman and revealed for the first time that he also gave classified information directly to an Israeli government official in Washington. He was sentenced to 151 months in prison and fined.

There is lots more "proof" of such meddling, world over, if you choose to see it, or don't.

Like I said above, to deny a hand racing at your cheek is foolishness. To acknowledge the slap as something pleasurable is delusional.


Tue, 03/22/2011 - 00:31 | 1084843 Ident 7777 economy
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There is lots more "proof" of such meddling, world over, if you choose to see it, or don't.

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Have to ask: Birch much?



Tue, 03/22/2011 - 04:02 | 1085072 zhandax
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Don't you need to show Timmay which button to push to make sure your direct deposit is on time this week?

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 13:11 | 1086392 Ident 7777 economy
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Oh I see ... playing to a 'room' of Birchers ... which wiki decribes as "an American radical right-wing political advocacy group". Not that there is anything wrong with that (cue Seinfeld bit now ...)


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:14 | 1084676 nmewn
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First off...that ain't my junk.

"Nm, as it turns out (and I speak for deep inside knowledge here), all things nasty in Japan (particularly in Tokyo), principally Drugs and prostitution and real estate to a degree are run by a ruthless Israeli mafia."

I have no idea what that winds up saying Hiram Goldstein has a couple of shops set up in Yakuza territory and is paying them tribute to operate? or they got the whole shabang going on with Yakuza acting as a front?

How was this done?...they come over in the occupation force after WWII or was teleportation or transcendental meditation involved at all?

This must be part of the reason for the astronomical rise in circumcision over there ;-)

Gotta say...that was some pretty good stuff on your part...LOL.


Tue, 03/22/2011 - 01:09 | 1084914 Green Leader
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"So, Jews or no jews, those damn isralies are no fun to be with."

The Ashkenazi-Edomite mafia:

Revelation 3:9

I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 01:54 | 1085039 Oh regional Indian
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Rings a bell...


Tue, 03/22/2011 - 02:43 | 1085079 MSimon
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I want my cut (well maybe I already got it). The SOB have been leaving me out of the deal since before I got a genital trim. It is not fair.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 04:39 | 1085151 bingaling
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Uber correct .

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 18:56 | 1087733 Golden monkey
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Albert Einstein.

Just a sample of the joos different brain.

I'm a monkey : half jew, half animal.

With the missing half, I would be richer than Soros.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:11 | 1084425 Hdawg
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"Or anyplace run by zionists and Israel, for that matter."


Nothing new here, being going on since the days of the Pharees.  They always fail in the end.  For all their genius they are flawed with greed and insecurity. 

The downside for these aparteid racists (and the upside for the gentile) is with a 1 world government there'll be nowhere left to expel them to.

Have a little faith, I think they call that Heaven on Earth, no?


Tue, 03/22/2011 - 02:49 | 1085083 MSimon
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You don't like Jews? Fair enough. There are way more Moslems in Israel than Jews in Saudi Arabia. Something like a million to none.


The Saudis have that apartheid deal worked out. Nearly perfectly. Ever consider living there?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:38 | 1084301 savagegoose
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you can always vote green

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:37 | 1084432 nohweh
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:17 | 1084464 nohweh
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Of course Ardeet. Our sycophantic obsequiousness as displayed by our PM in the States recently would have done "honest" Johnny Howard proud. Now on with the job of expanding Govt revenue under the guise of a carbon tax. Why not just tax air and maybe enough people will stop breathing to save the planet.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 05:56 | 1085183 i-dog
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So far, this is apparently the only war that Australia has missed out on in well over 100 years! Any punch-up, anywhere in the world, and Australia will volunteer to join in!

Crimean War (1854) ... yep
Sudan (1865) ... yep
Boer War (1899) ... yep
WWI ... yep
WWII ... yep
Korea ... yep
Vietnam ... yep
Rwanda ... yep
Gulf War ... yep
Afghanistan ... yep
Libya ... who forget to book a ticket?

But, never fear, former PM Rudd is trying so hard to get a plum sinecure in the UN that he'll find a way to sacrifice some Australian lives as an offering very soon. He'll probably get the ranga who stole his last job to join the land invasion next week.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:43 | 1084569 Lord Koos
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Divide and conquer is probably the oldest strategy of all.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:12 | 1084198 Quaderratic Probing
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In Canada we have four choices, Conservitives who after 3 elections can't get majority, Liberals who should not get elected, NDP who can't get elected and the Quebec block who as a national party want to separate from Canada (but will take money and stay ). We have the Green party and they if elected would ban workplaces and cars.

We once had the Rino Party and they had platforms like " Screw cleaning up the environment it's just too big! ".....I would vote for them if they cameback

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:45 | 1084337 NOTW777
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keep telling yourself your bad choices dont matter

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:13 | 1084451 konputa
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NOTW777, I gave money to smart candidates that seemed like they planned to confront corruption. It's funny how they didn't stand a chance come election time. Two years ago I realized it is time for a change in tactics.

Lately I'm thinking someone is going to come to the conclusion that it's time for a privately run UAV network. It might be a fun way to meet other hobbyists that have an interest in semi autonomous aircraft.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:46 | 1084578 Lord Koos
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Obama is behaving no differently than any other US president of recent decades, though his vacation time is infetisimal compared to his predecessor.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:17 | 1084683 Hdawg
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He's busier collapsing civilization.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:41 | 1084321 Bagbalm
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From the Southern Hemisphere...

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 01:47 | 1084919 JethroBodien
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Well Tyler people naturally people have a visceral fear of something harmful they can't see ... What did you expect the response to be. More measured reporting might be in order.


Tue, 03/22/2011 - 07:53 | 1085264 jus_lite_reading
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Oh my! We're all gonna die! Thanks Tyler for showing we all need to have panic sex!

Ok, just joking, and yes, it looks bad but honestly, Xe poses even less risk than the radioactive seawater flowing into the ocean so now worries here. I know the planet is doomed so let's all enjoy the last few months here in peace! Best to you TD and Fam!

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 10:15 | 1085710 GetZeeGold
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It's okay, Obama is monitoring the situation.


Yeah.....from Rio.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:41 | 1083765 bob_dabolina
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Well if this isn't some of the best news I've ever gotten.

This has gotta' be good for what, +500 DOW points?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:59 | 1083873 PulauHantu29
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Yes, it's, "Better then Expect" according to Main Street news.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:04 | 1083891 WestVillageIdiot
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And royal d-bag James Altucher says that journalists owe the world an apology for being too alarmist.  I have a silver eagle for the first ZH'er to kick that guy in the nuts.  Bust his sack and I will upgrade it to a 10-ounce silver bar. 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:14 | 1083938 Id fight Gandhi
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Fuck him

Most of his articles are about self improvement and how to feel better about your life and learning from mistakes. The guy is a nutcase with a soapbox.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:31 | 1084023 WestVillageIdiot
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The ancient Phoenicians had a word for guys like that  -  "cocksucker". 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:43 | 1084330 Vernon Wormer
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I would have sworn that was Babylonian.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 07:54 | 1085268 jus_lite_reading
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Ancient Greek...

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 01:27 | 1084930 TruthInSunshine
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I had a fantastic professor who studied Canaanites, and who published groundbreaking genetic research proving Maltese, Spaniards, and Lebanese have overwhelming genetic similarities.

Studies on Lebanon are fascinating because they are Canaanites, yet semitic, Christian & Muslim, and they literally gave rise to the Greek Nation States through language and sea faring skills.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:18 | 1084219 franzpick
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With Formula Capital running $55 mil, with a dead website, why is this guy in the news ?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:08 | 1084184 disabledvet
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who are you, where is he, do you pay in advance and what do you need for proof?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:43 | 1084334 NidStyles
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proof of the silver, and his address. I will post youtube videos of the act taking place.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:31 | 1084717 bob_dabolina
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:24 | 1084237 rosiescenario
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...beat the whisper number by over might be too pessimistic...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:43 | 1083771 Cognitive Dissonance
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Does this mean I'll be able to find the bathroom in the middle of the night without turning on the light? What exactly will be glowing in the dark, me or the room?

On second thought I guess it doesn't matter.....does it?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:56 | 1083843 BigJim
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Thing is... if radioactive Xenon from Fukushima is blanketing the entire United States, why aren't some of the other byproducts of fission (radioactive Iodine, Cesium, etc). Does Xenon disperse more wdely?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:19 | 1083968 duncecap rack
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Xenon is a gas.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:37 | 1084050 penisouraus erecti
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Yes, not a warrior princess

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:27 | 1084256 rosiescenario
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....ah, now that gal could fill a D cup to overflowing....wish WB would work her into one of his 'visual combats'....maybe putting a sword through a TepcoGonzilla???

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:05 | 1084422 Gully Foyle
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"ah, now that gal could fill a D cup to overflowing"

She is magnificent in Spartacus Blood and Sand and the interim Gods of the Arena.


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:22 | 1083973 malikai
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Xenon is a noble gas. It will therefore disperse more widely and rapidly than iodine, caesium or especially strontium or any of the actinides.

The good news is that Xenon is also a pretty good analgesic, in addition to its 133 isotope's gamma emitting properties. So you get high while you die, and glow in the dark.

This is definitely bullish for stocks.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:57 | 1084148 knukles
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A Noble Warrior Princess

We're all fucking dead, anyhow.  Perhaps that'll be worth a couple hundred on the Dow and justification for QE 3000.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:28 | 1084268 rosiescenario
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...obviously extremely bullish...the social security funding problem and soaring medicare costs just got taken out...maybe I can forego those radiation treatments I was scheduled for????

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:47 | 1084343 NoClueSneaker
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Coffee on the keyboard ....

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:18 | 1084476 Iam_Silverman
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"Xenon is a noble gas."

True.  But where did it come from?

Why is it that everyone is missing the "link"?  Xenon is the result of the Beta decay of Iodine.  You know, the fission product gas?

Xenon is good if you need to keep a reactor subcritical though.  It sucks up thermal neutrons like nobody's business.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:09 | 1084660 robertocarlos
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Now my car has Xenon headlights. I couldn't afford that option and I'm happy to get it for free now.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:20 | 1084478 SWCroaker
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Don't get me wrong.  I'm a dedicated doom & gloomer.  Sky is perpetually falling, etc.

But noble gases don't react with too much of anything, even the heavy ones.  And with a half life of 5 days, this stuff will be approaching its limit of zilch within a very short time.  Xe-133 also isn't absorbed by the body, so it might be overstating things a bit to say the US has been blanketed yadda yadda.  If I read the science stuff right, Xe-133's main contribution to your life is to let you know that nuclear fission has taken place somewhere, since it doesn't occur naturally.  Hmmm, now that's news.

Hey.  You wanna get freaked out?  I just went outside, did some sampling, and found that there is CO2 virtually everywhere!  We're swimming in it, for C's sake1

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 04:47 | 1085155 bingaling
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I thank you for your explanation . I read the article and had no idea what it meant . Is there anything dangerous which could float along with it ?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:57 | 1083859 bigdumbnugly
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hmm.  come to think of it i wonder if my assortment of daily vitamins has been exposed to radiation from somewhere all these years.

maybe that explains those lasar shows a few hours after...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:33 | 1084288 Eternal Student
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The bad news, CD, is that no, it doesn't matter. You'll still be missing the toilet bowl at night. :)


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:53 | 1084368 Cognitive Dissonance
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That's why I use the tub. :>)

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 08:33 | 1085360 pyite
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This is exactly the problem with this article - the term "blanket" implies that everyone is going to get a Chernobyl-sized dose of radiation.  Considering the fact that the average person gets 3 to 4 milli-sieverts per year just from the environment, how much extra radiation is this going to cause?  Pretty close to 0.

But I'm glad that somebody is tracking it at least.

Can we start focusing on the rest of Japan now, please?  You know, the people who are displaced and lost their homes/jobs/lives?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:43 | 1083776 gdogus erectus
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Arn't those what I have in my X5?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:42 | 1083777 PeterSchump
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I've always wanted those Xenon lights for my car.  Now I have them for everything!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:24 | 1083988 Dr. Porkchop
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Xenon... Headlights...illuminati... It's all falling into place! Just waiting for nicholas cage to show up with a treasure map, half a lemon and a hair dryer.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:24 | 1084240 defender
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What?  He locked his keys in the car again?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:23 | 1084499 Dr. Porkchop
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Richard Gere called... there's a problem with some Habitrail and a Gerbil.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:53 | 1084369 oygevalt
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:44 | 1083778 Catullus
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:52 | 1083784 Muir
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CNN just had a scientist (Arnie Gundersen) saying temperature could be a 1000 degrees at places.

He makes ZH soung like an optimist club.

Pretty much says the same as many have said for days.

Sorry no link

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:58 | 1083855 TheBadgersSett
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1000 degrees where? In America? Is that celcius or Fahrenheit? I'm due over soon and am concerned about what to pack.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:24 | 1083983 malikai
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Pack lead, lots of lead.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:29 | 1084008 TheBadgersSett
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What about weight restrictions on the flight? We can't all fly first class you know.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:27 | 1084261 Yes We Can. But...
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Lead is readily available here in the States, my friend.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 04:19 | 1085142 TheBadgersSett
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Not for long by all accounts. Bullish on lead. The latest commodity craze! You heard it here first.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:46 | 1084340 konputa
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I almost blew my single malt through my nose when I read that.  Bravo!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:54 | 1084377 NoClueSneaker
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... happend to me with the coffee on his

"getting high while dieing ... -very bullish fer da stocks.."

Ahem, lead long ?



Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:21 | 1084494 bonddude
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earlier today 182 degrees celsius via satellite.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:08 | 1084428 Gully Foyle
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For those who missed the Gundersen interview from the 15th. Scary shit and he pegged the vent issue at reactor 2.

Three Mile Island nuclear expert: I'm taking potassium iodine tablets against radiation.

Update: a nuclear industry veteran explains why Japan's disaster could take a year to unfold, and contaminate for decades.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:45 | 1083787 Hugh G Rection
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I always wanted to see glow in the dark snowflakes

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:24 | 1084243 Fernley Girl
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4" of fresh snow in my yard this a.m.  Shit...I woke up too late to see it glow.  But the sky was eerily yellow and bright last night when I went to bed.  Hmmm....

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:46 | 1083789 crazyjsmith
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Just Buy the effin' Peak.  JBTFP

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:37 | 1084039 crazyjsmith
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Hey, Junk Police.. put your tazer down, take your finger off of the junk trigger, and go away.  

You give people a little power, like a junk button, and most of the time they are simply too immature to handle it.

You know who you are, now go away and stop the junk terrorism. 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:52 | 1084365 cosmictrainwreck
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good luck with that........ yer talkin' to the wrong crowd: the perps. You should call the Junk Police.... hopefully get a "busy" signal 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:46 | 1083790 oygevalt
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The resident physics Ph.D in my home, FWIW, says people do not absorb xenon, so this *particular* aspect of Fukushima is not a huge problem.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:05 | 1083896 WestVillageIdiot
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Does your poodle have a physics degree from a respectable university? 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:16 | 1083951 oygevalt
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I'm not sure where that hostility is coming from, but might I reiterate for the reading-comprehension challenged: this *particular* aspect of Fukushima is not a huge problem.  Note the emphasis.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:33 | 1084031 long-shorty
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sorry oygevalt,

you have to admit that Fukishima is the worst thing in the history of earth (and preferably note it is "worse than time the U.S. blew up the WTC" and "worse than the holocaust which didn't happen") if you want cred with certain of the regulars here.

if you believe Fukishima is, at least at present, a walk in the park compared to Chernobyl, then please play that down and remember to reiterate "worst thing in the history of earth."



Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:55 | 1084129 crazyjsmith
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Your picture should the ass end of the animal, not the head. 

You make such weak, sweeping generalizations that are SO far off of reality, I am not sure why I am taking the time. 

There is no site or blog that can come even remotely close to the amount of raw, facts and data that gets posted here.

Find me a more intelligent group that contributes to the comment section of any newspaper or blog than this, and I will be impressed and shocked.

You have your few loons, but that is a simple function of the human race. 

Now go take a dump from your mouth somewhere else.    

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:00 | 1084152 oygevalt
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ZH is second to none for breaking news, but long-shorty hits the nail right on the head talking about the alarmism and fear in the comments.  Many commenters are wonderful.  Many are knuckleheads.  Guess which are more vocal?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:21 | 1084234 crazyjsmith
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Most of the fear based comments are written with a lot of sarcasim.  I disagree though, the knuckleheaders are not more vocal normally.  The fear barometer is rising, that isn't a function of the knucklehead population getting vocal, rather it is a function of reality. 

A simple couple of questions for you.  Do you feel the World's fear barometer rising?  After a 5 minute stroll through World news, do you feel there is a justification for that rise?  

If you if you aren't a little concerned with everything that humanity (that is us) is facing right now, between rising food prices, increasing threat of global confrontation/war, massive 1000 year natural disasters, energy crisis oil/nuclear, currency extinction, debt suffocation...then maybe you are not part of Humanity. 

But you are right, we shouldn't panic, you die.  Stay focused, stay alive. 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:31 | 1084274 oygevalt
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I think there's plenty to be concerned about... which is why it's so important to have a forum where people from all walks of life can assess risks and ratchet up/ratchet down the fear-meter as appropriate, as their expertise allows.  Look at this thread - there are many people, not just me filtering someone else, saying this is not a big deal.  These are people who have built up a track record of reliability (e.g., Aristarchan).  I think it's wise to listen to them about the probabilities, and save energy for a real item of crisis.  I'm not sure why alleging that another commenter not freaking out must mean he/she is not a member of humanity is of any use, but hey, that's just me.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:40 | 1084308 Bearster
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And every issue has its psychopaths flogging whatever their pet issue is.  For example, any issue that touches the Jews or Israel will see israhole, chumbawamba, and others come out spitting venom.  They are not responding to the facts, and not open to reason.  They are just venting their hatred.

I think it would be a big improvement if the site set--and enforced--some basic rules about civil behavior, no profanity, and no racism.  But then I am sure this post will get half a dozen "junks"!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:20 | 1183709 BigJim
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MmmmHmmm. And every time someone criticises Israel we get some zionist shill lumping anti-zionism with anti-semitism.

They are not responding to the facts, and not open to reason.  They are just venting their shilldom.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:46 | 1084346 crazyjsmith
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You are completely right, this current thread is blown out of proportion.  We have zero reason to freak out over this news of particles heading our way.  Even if this thing did turn into Chernobyl 2.0, I am pretty sure we would still be safe here in the states.  I have read those posts from highly intelligent commenters that know MUCH more than me on the topic, and I am at ease with their comments.  I would trust those folks here in this blog to warn me otherwise.  This news does show how close we really are to our brothers and sisters on the other side of this planet.  We are very much connected, the world is getting smaller by the day.   

I didn't mean to say you were not a part of humanity if you aren't freaking out...I was simply trying to say that right now, there is a rational increase in the fear barometer, and to downplay that fact is just a lack of perspective.  That is more to Horse guy, not you. 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:10 | 1084427 Cistercian
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 Noble problemo.Iodine and Strontium...well, that might be.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:27 | 1084505 Iam_Silverman
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"this *particular* aspect"

I got the joke.  The reference to particulate airborne contamination (can be filtered with air-purifying respirator) as opposed to gaseous airborne contamination was maybe a bit too subtle for most readers here.

On edit - did that make me sound too patronizing?  Sorry if it did.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:31 | 1084022 arnoldsimage
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nice. +1

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