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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:35 PM
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This is how I KNOW there is no looming nuclear crisis
I turned on the news on my car radio to hear a report that a movie about a wimpy kid is #1. This morning cable news lead with a story about the death of a state trooper. Then the newscasters moved on the giggle about another story. If a nuclear crisis was pending every channel would be devoting substantial resources and time to the story.

:sarcasm:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:37 PM
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1. Hm
http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2011/03/...

That's BOSTON. A full half-planet away.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:41 PM
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4. I'd expect Princess Di death level attention for a story like this...Remember how every
station focused on the story for days?
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:38 PM
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2. Maybe they don't want the sheeple that love reality shows to panic.
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:39 PM
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3. Oh, what is wrong with you.
A nuclear crisis is trivial. Lindsay Lohan is now to be called just Lindsay, no last name, and is fighting to clear her good name in court against theft charges. Charlie Sheen is going on a speaking/ranting tour, and Liz Taylor may have left millions of dollars worth of jewelry and some children unhappy with the terms of her will.

Don't you know what is important?

(MORE sarcasm).
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postulater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:41 PM
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5. How do you know all this stuff?
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:43 PM
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6. and who is this "Charlie Sheen" person?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:48 PM
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7. 20 years from now, there will likely be a spike in thyroid cancer cases
but such a small one that you'll have to look for it to find it.

That's what they're not telling people. However, taking KI pills is not the answer, either, since they're not risk free. The risk of exposure to the trace amounts of radioactive iodine in the US is much lower than the risk in self dosing with KI.

For now.

Unfortunately, the crisis is continuing to escalate. Reading offshore news is essential at this point if you want to watch it. Corporate news is trying to keep us placid and obedient.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:52 PM
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8. Even here I have to search for news
of course it's a weekend. All the radiation is off until Monday.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:04 PM
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12. good point. No one wants to hear about radiation over a long weekend
Long weekend for some
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:58 PM
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9. I stopped relying on TV, newspaper, or radio for anything other than local news by the late 90s. n/t
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:03 PM
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11. i rely on DU
and endless links. i do check on msnbc, cnn, cspan, etc fairly often. and local sources like the daily breeze and news & observer. local tv news drives me batty with the fake banter and raised eyebrows.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:02 PM
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10. All I've heard today is about Amanda Knox and the British Royal Wedding
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:21 PM
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13. What's an Amanda Knox?
Is that some kind of gelatin?
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HubertHeaver Donating Member (428 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 05:15 PM
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14. Yes, a Royal Gelatin.
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