Stop buying iodide pills and geiger counters because a nucular (sic) reactor 5000+ miles away (from San Francisco) could have a meltdown. You are being stupid, ignorant and selfish. People in Japan need those pills more than you do.
"But, Knave, you never know what could happen and it is better to be safe than sorry."
Wrong- it is better to be informed than stupid.
This is the reality of people within very close proximity to a reactor that could have a meltdown:
This is moronic hysteria. I hope to God she isn't going to give those pills to her baby otherwise obeseity from an enlarged thyroid will be the least of its problems.
Reckless, hysterical and unfounded- and i am talking aobut our Surgeon General who is promoting this type of behavior- he should be horsewhipped and fired.
Don't get me started on the spike in geiger counter sales nationwide. Yes, nationwide- not the few kooks that ran for the hills when Y2K looked over us on 12/31/99- millions of people buying pills and radiacs.
Question: What are the alarmists going to do when they wake up and take a reading and it is going off, probably because of a large amount of radon in your house, and that bottle of iodide hasn't been mailed from Amazon.com?
Want to see how a nation is supposed to react during a time of real crisis? The Japanese are exhibiting the perfect signs of what they have always been known for- resolve. Their behavior contrasts sharply with America's self righteousness and hysteria. No? Look at New Orleans and tell me otherwise.
While most of Japan may be hosed for decades to come, the United States will not suffer any harmful effects from radiation. Sushi shortages are another story.