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  •  Interesting. (1+ / 0-)
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    Pariah Dog

    I might incorporate that (the testing) in the conclusion as one of the things that came about through the lawsuit and resulting regulations, if you don't mind.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.  Hope Part II will live up to expectations.

    ...no pressure...no pressure...  ;-)

    People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

    by dsteffen on Mon Mar 02, 2009 at 03:51:02 PM PST

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    •  Be my guest! (1+ / 0-)
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      dsteffen

      IIRC the testing was voluntary - checking for cancer most likely - but I seem to recall something about her radiation levels as well. I remember getting a chill when she started talking about this one day.

      As a kid I'd worn one of those watches you spoke of. I clearly remember the Baby Ben alarm clock beside my folk's bed. And yet I'd never heard of the dangers from those "glow-in-the-dark" dials until that day.

      Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.

      by Pariah Dog on Tue Mar 03, 2009 at 03:18:19 AM PST

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        dsteffen

        I wanted to tell you too how much I've enjoyed all your How Regulation Came To Be diaires. I consider them a public service.

        I'm old enough to remember why we have some of these laws, but there are far too many people who look at some regulation or other and figure it's just Big Gummint interference because it was a slow day on The Hill.

        Please continue striking blows against Teh Stoopid.

        Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.

        by Pariah Dog on Tue Mar 03, 2009 at 03:28:36 AM PST

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