Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First Post!

Welcome to the blog. Its dedicated to putting a pragmatic spin on news stories, questioning  dodgy reporting, and looking at the Zeitgeist from my perspective.

First things first: This huge scare over the nuclear leak in Japan. While yes, it is important to be wary of any nuclear problem, given the intense technology, money, and engineering, it also means that all that money which has been poured into the nuclear plant has probably gone to SOMETHING meant to keep it safe. Think about this: 3 of the 6 reactor building have been destroyed, yet the max level of radiation detected in humans was 3.6 milliseiverts. In laymans terms, thats slightly more than a mammogram, and slightly less than a CT scan, a routine procedure performed every day on thousands of patients in hospitals worldwide. You don't see them complaining about radiation and popping potassium iodide supplements every day. Its time to look at everything in perspective and realize that now that the authorities seem to have stabilized the situation at Fukushima Dai-Ichi, we probably wont be seeing any catastrophic meltdowns or radiation sickness.

Heres some brave footage of the firefighters working to cool down the reactors inside the plant.


Ingönyama said...

the funny thing is, we will know in about 20 years.

Raini said...


Ill said...

welcome, cant wait to read more

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