Archives for March 16, 2011

A glowing irony

As I write this, I’m told that there are eleven water cannon vehicles heading to the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, to attempt to cool down nuclear material that is exposed and exuding (I dare not use the word “leaking” lest I be thought an alarmist) radiation at a rate that seems to be…

From MoveOn: House Republicans have declared an “emergency” today. Is it about unemployment? The situation in Libya? The disaster in Japan? Nope, it’s about defunding NPR. They’re taking up an emergency bill that would ban any federal money from going to NPR or its affiliates. A right-wing blogger’s hidden-camera video has NPR on the defensive,…

I assume by now you’ve seen this: “You Can Stop Worrying About A Radiation Disaster In Japan — Here’s Why“. I repeat, there was and will *not* be any significant release of radioactivity from the damaged Japanese reactors. By “significant” I mean a level of radiation of more than what you would receive on –…

Rush Limbaugh Mocks Japanese Victims

Whenever someone starts with “I’m Confused” you know what kinds of crap is coming next. For more information and essays about the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Reactor problems in Japan CLICK HERE.

This is not intended to incite panic… for panic, see the post “Where is the nearest nuclear power plant to my house that is currently melting down!!!11!!.” The purpose of this post is to facilitate addressing a question we’ve been discussing on my facebook page: If you lived near a nuke plant, would you routinely…