>Everyone just calm down.

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>Ok, so I made some jokes on Twitter about buying radiation suits, taking a Silkwood shower and obtaining mutant super powers, but I don’t honestly think the little cloud of radioactivity currently floating in the jet stream would actually do any harm to the people of Sacramento.  Los Angeles might want to shelter in place though…I kid!

Not to make light of the tragedy in Japan, but I really don’t think the United States needs to worry about that nuclear stuff floating our way.  I mean does anyone remember the atomic testing that took place in Las Vegas back in the 1950s?  I’ve heard some interesting stories from my grandparents who lived there at the time.  Casinos used to have picnics on their lawns for people to gather while watching the “light shows”.  And mind you, I’ll bet the Bellagio Fountains had nothing on those suckers. 

I also heard a story about the government taking mannequins from a local department store to use in the tests.  Apparently, they would dress them up and place them at various intervals in the sites.  Of course, once the tests were over, the government returned those dummies right back to their rightful owners.  I wonder if they were used in any display windows after that…selling the latest fashions and emitting their own lighting.

So, I don’t know anything about anything, but I really don’t have the energy to worry about radiation.  I mean what can I do about it?  And thinking of what’s going on in Japan gets me sad and angry.  I feel like the government didn’t act quickly enough to stave off the possible meltdown.  I feel like the company that owns the reactors didn’t tell everyone what the hell was going on so this disaster didn’t get worse like we all seemed to know it would.  Then again, I’m sure the chaos that ensued after such a horrific natural disaster didn’t make emergency responsiveness effective in a timely manner.

2 thoughts on “>Everyone just calm down.

  1. Joanne

    >Last night on the news they made a big deal about planes landing at our airports having been in Japan. I didn't watch the news epi, but I hate how they overdramatize it. I have a hard time believing that after a plane has flown at whatever speed they go for many hours at 30k feet there will be SO MUCH radiation we have to wring our hands about it.

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  2. Ms. Chick

    >I agree. I mean the problem with radiation is that most of us don't understand it and that can scare us, but you're right the media tends to over dramatize it just to get ratings. Then again, it seems to me that the powers that be don't take proper precautions either possibly for the same reason.

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