When did minuscule become synomynous with 100,000?
Or NINE even?
Being very very distant from the site, I find the rampant fear-mongering and exaggeration to be far more frightening than the actual radiation itself. Did CNN or FOX bother to mention how much radiation you get just passing through La Guardia security these days? Or how much you are exposed to every time you get a CAT scan?
Incidentally, compliments of Reuters, FACTBOX: Japan's nuclear crisis and radioactive half-lives.
That aside, there are other things to consider.
As much as people urge me to leave, in the first place, we are NO where near the site. In the second place, it's "radioactive material".
"radioactive iodine has been detected in a milk sample from the U.S. state of Washington"(Reuters)
"extremely small amount of radioactive iodine was found in the air samples taken from 12 regions across the nation, including Seoul and Daegu."(KBS, Korean Broadcasting)
There is no escaping radiation.
And what is this about Japanese news isn't reporting the truth?
Remember those Cold War safety films compliments of the U.S. Government?
DUCK and COVER was never going to help anyone and they sure as hell knew that much about nuclear reactions, but that didn't stop the U.S. Government from selling that lie to the masses.
Or if you would prefer something more recent...
Remember the intense reporting of fearful massive stockpiles of WMD in Iraq??
Maybe too political for some.
How about non-political and even MORE recent?
Remember the whole TOYOTA cars are dangerous and wildly accelerate out of control insanity? I believe there were two weeks when it was almost nothing but that news.
And yet, how much coverage was given on the final testing results conducted in joint by NASA and NHTSA confirming there was NO electronic errors or malfunctions?
Having lived - not merely visited - but LIVED in three different countries in three differing cultures, there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty:
There is no chosen religion.
There is no chosen country.
Humans are the same everywhere.
For every non-truth in the Japanese news or propagated by the Japanese government itself, I can find you just as many perpetrated from the American side.
Be selective. Be doubtful. And most importantly, please be educated in your choices.
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