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  •  Don't you belong in a pro-nuke diary? (2+ / 0-)
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    ozsea1, magnetics

    Wish I had a nickel for every time I've read that worn-out banana example.

    And no, we don't all cower at the sound of the word 'radiation'. Concern about radiation  science based. "The Bomb" doesn't factor into this concern much at all, as I'm sure you're aware, as much as do the missteps, abuses, and destructive consequences of nuclear energy use. Fukushima, anyone?

    And for the record, I don't consider radiation 'funny stuff', or even a tad twee. Nice try though.

    MHO.

    Life is a school, love is the lesson.

    by means are the ends on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:24:58 AM PST

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    •  Nope. (1+ / 0-)
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      magnetics

      You've read more into my comment than warranted.  Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar (and a banana just a banana).

    •  Scientists would disagree with you. (0+ / 0-)

      It is well documented in several studies, one of the most cited being from the EPA, that the public perceives risk far differently than experts do and that scientists generally rank the risk of nuclear power far lower than the general public does. Infrequent or novel events, like plane crashes or Fukushima, as you yourself made a point of mentioning, cause an increased perception of risk in the brain that can be disproportionate to the actual calculated risk.

    •  Have you had your home tested (0+ / 0-)

      for radon? Are you living in a high radon zone?

      That could be a source of much higher risk.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:56:49 AM PST

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