Nuclear Annihilation

Posted Monday, March 21, 2011, at 7:14 AM
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  • However Charles you must well understand the fear of the Japanese people with their history of radiation sickness at the end of WWII. They are extremely sensitive to its effects. Long term low levels can be managed but the cancer rate in those directly exposed is hard to trace as can exhibit years after exposure. The earth and populations as a whole do recover well from effects of radiation [they say Chernobyl area of the Ukraine now a wonderful wild life refuge due to it being abandoned]but the worry is for the effect on individuals within the population. Long term effects on workers and those close by are certain. Their chances of getting cancer down the road are a lot higher. Not arguing that the earthquake and tsunami weren't devastating [and also showed that Japan's government like the US and Katrina were not truly prepared to respond as their people thought] but the ongoing fear of more destruction is also quite upsetting to Japan's population. Since you have roots in New Orleans area you can easily compare it to the Katrina damage. Now years later it is coming back but can't ever say no real harm done. That is language of the statistician. Where there is one affected, harm is there. We have a former exchange student "daughter" in that area who we have not been able to contact yet. It's the individual stories that make the worry real, not the long term damage to a population. Have a good day.

    -- Posted by Jenny Moore on Mon, Mar 21, 2011, at 7:46 AM
  • Certain segments of society are more prone to panic and certain networks cater to that fear. If you want a really good idea about which people watch which networks, look at the advertisers on that network. Same goes for radio stations. If the stations you watch or listen to are full of ads for panic room foods or bomb shelters or internet backup systems and any other scary thing that can happen, try watching something else. You just might feel better.

    -- Posted by alwaysopenminded on Fri, Mar 25, 2011, at 3:14 PM
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