Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Nuclear Fallout: Do You REALLY Want to Know?

Nobody Opinion:
Never believe in mirrors or newspapers. ~Tom Stoppard  
It seems the more I read, and the more I search, the less I know about the radiation problem in Japan, and if we could be actually be affected here in the United States. Just when I hear some expert on TV say, “Don’t worry about it.”, somebody else comes out and says, “They are lying to you.” I wish they’d make up their minds.
 
There are experts on BOTH sides of the issue. Is this science or politics? When in doubt, ask someone you think might know. So I asked my cousin Corky. (That’s what real nobodies do.) “Well gee, they exploded thousands of nuclear bombs all over the world in the fifties and sixties and nobody ever died from that, did they?”
 
Uh…I don’t know…somebody must have gotten sick…somewhere.
 
And that’s the trouble with this stuff. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. But it can kill you, in twenty or thirty years down the road. (Having said that: do NOT read anything about Nano-technology…that’s my advice.)
 
 And why should we trust our government to tell us the truth? In WWII, even though it was well documented that cigarettes caused lung cancer, (The Nazi’s established that fact.) free cigarettes were put in every soldier’s daily C-ration. This went on until 1975. The reason given was that it “calmed the nerves,” but cigarettes also made you less hungry. Ask anyone who smokes why they don’t want to quit, they say they don’t want to gain weight.
 
John Sparke, a man who went with the British Admiral, John Hawkins, to explore Florida in 1564, writes in his observation of the local Indians that:

“The Floridians, when they travel, have a kind of herb dried (tobacco) which, with a cane and an earthen cup in the end, with fire, and the dried herbs put together, do suck through the cane the smoke thereof, which smoke satisfies their hunger; and therewith they live four or five days without meat or drink; and this all the Frenchmen used for this purpose.”

Wow…calm nerves and makes them a more efficient army—what General could resist? General George Washington might have handed out cigarettes at Valley Forge had he known.
All the movie stars smoked back then, and the tobacco companies should have made a fortune; it was a win/win situation at the time for a government trying to win a war.
 
Sadly, it was their children that had to watch the ‘greatest generation’ die of cancer—I know firsthand as I watched my own parents (whom survived WWII) struggle with quitting themselves, and the hideous suffering they had to go through—caused by smoking.
 
And what do I know about “radiation” besides the fact that it’s bad for you? I’m not even sure about the cell phones. I know enough to surmise that any parent that lets a child under six use one every day is playing with loaded dice.
 
Japan, just by being themselves..are acting like they’ve got it under control. But, when a report came out that the level at the Fukushima plant was 10 million times the normal level, you go…Whoa…I’m staying inside for a week!
 
Okay, I’m kidding.
 
Remember, you can’t see this stuff, and it does not dissipate…like any good little particle of nuclear stuff…it has a shelf- life of forever. It floats around, until rain or snow brings it down, and then it’s a whole other problem. That they can agree on.
 
Right after the earthquake hit, they all said, “Hey folks! This will disappear over the ocean..you’re all safe.” And then days later, the REAL nasty stuff exploded and everyone was pretty quiet, and then…Hey!…how about that Charlie Sheen? Can you believe that guy?
 
Right now, the United States is bringing fresh water to Japan because theirs has been contaminated..that can’t be good.
 
So, in true American media fashion, this danger has now been regulated to the bottom of the news hour. Libya is now our main concern. Gadfly is a major threat, according to all who pontificate. Oh…and by the way..you’ve got higher levels of radiation out there in Nevada, Colorado, and Florida,…and today an expert said:

“There’s no significant threat to the United States from the radiation from this area. And, in fact, I would argue the people in the United States who are buying iodine pills ought to save them for the people in Japan. The people in Japan need them.” 

Sorry, I’m not sending mine. Years ago, I saw a doctor on Fox news say that everyone should have a bottle of KI’s (Potassium Iodide) in their closet. I bought three bottles. I gave one to my son, who said, “Come on mom…if we get hit by a nuclear blast, I’ll be dead. You worry too much.”

 He may be right. I may be crazy. But, just in case, I’m taking my Ginkgo and putting a few more drops of liquid Kelp in my water. And then..watch…knowing me, I’ll catch a virus that I can’t see from a K-Mart bathroom, left there by an illegal alien, and think I’m dying of Ebola, never knowing that it was actually the radioactive toilet paper made in China which was contaminated from the fallout from Fukushima that killed me when I touched it.
 
Okay, I have an active imagination, but it’s not my fault...like I said. I wish someone would just tell us the truth. And that’s NOT gonna happen, is it?
 
Someday, the children of the “idiotic generation” might be watching their parents die of some new cancer from being exposed to nuclear plutonium dropping on their heads while they were breathing heavily while talking on their cell phones, standing in line to get on Space Mountain at Disneyland. It’s safe to say, that it will take years for some nobody to figure out that our government knew the possible dangers and just couldn’t do anything about it, so why bother us with facts?
 
And on that note, I’m going to stop looking in the mirror, because lately I’m always thinking as I look back at myself ..I’m saying…Admit it, you have no clue. What you do know, is going to drive you crazy, so stop thinking about it. Not looking at mirrors is easy…especially at my age. But NOT reading the newspapers—I’m afraid I wouldn’t give that up even if it kills me.
 
I must face the facts: I’m radioactively doomed to ignorant perdition in all things nuclear.
 
I hope you are too.

March 27, 2011 - Posted by | energy |

3 Comments »

  1. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty monitoring Member Nation, Germany….. says you got dumped on, regardless of what was propagandized from the South Lawn on March 17th, 2011 check here: https://www.bgr.bund.de/DE/Themen/Erdbeben-Gefaehrdungsanalysen/Seismologie/Kernwaffenteststopp/Verifikation/Atmosphaer-Transport/Besondere%20Ereignisse/atm_fukushima_inhalt.html

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    Comment by Lowell | September 11, 2017 | Reply

  2. NO! I a–wait my shuttle….with great anticipation.

    Will you send some really good animals over? I always wanted a cross between a lion and a panda as a pet.

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    Comment by joyannaadams | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  3. Ahhh….But…. Joyanna, your soul will live forever and generate just the sort of place you really want.

    I have booked for you the next planet out from mine around a particularly spectacular star just the other side of the Andromeda galaxy. I am due to take up residence sometime in the near future and become the driving spirit of new life. It will keep me busy for several billion years developing all sorts of new plants and animals all the way up to intelligent ones who don’t tell fibs and lies. Not even small white ones. Not even venus fly traps.

    We will be neighbours !!

    One small thing. The star emits quite a bit more radiation that – I am told – will increase the speed of evolution there.

    Just let me know if you want me to cancel the booking.

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    Comment by Amfortas | March 27, 2011 | Reply


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