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March 15, 2011


I confess I do not quite fathom the constant American news blitzes about all sorts of China Syndrome scenarios.
Radiation pollution is a serious worry, but right now no one has died from exposure and perhaps 10,000 have perished from the tsunami and earthquake. It seems to me the greater worry right now is not yet a meltdown, but the vast dangers resulting from disruptions in food, water, power, and sewage. Odder still, it was almost crass to watch American TV heads lead in with shrill, hyped-up mini-dramas about possible radiation clouds descending here on the West Coast, even as their backdrop screens showed biblical disasters of earthquake, flood and human wreckage. Whether we are exposed to a chest-X-ray dose of radiation seems insignificant in comparison to the horrific conditions that millions of Japanese are now enduring. -- Works and Days サ The Fragility of Complex Societies

Posted by Vanderleun at March 15, 2011 10:03 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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If Hiroshima and Nagasaki* didn't affect anything here in America, why the fuck do these morons think this might?
I know...I answered my own rhetorical question.

*Along with the thousands of live weapon tests done over the years.

Gawd we suk.

Posted by: Patvann at March 15, 2011 10:25 AM

Anyone who is afraid of ozone holes, second smoke, Global Warming, Global Cooling, Cow methane, rising ocean levels, meteor strikes, incorrect thought, death of the manatees and ascension of the TEA Party will soil their panties at the possible return of Godzilla.

Worse that all that is the Government proves incapable of DOING anything except saying now, now, now!

Posted by: Peccable at March 15, 2011 1:27 PM

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