ever since i was a young surfer i wanted to live in California or Hawaii. Now with the radiation threat on the west coast i have never been more content with being an eastcoast surfer. Dress warm and all your wildest dreams can come true.
Are you aching for the ultimate discontentment? Well if you are I have the place for you! Go west young man. No not that west, the west coast of Florida, where disappointment abounds. It can kill stoke in a Belmar minute. Try it, you'll hate it.
I wouldn't let a few blog articles passed around social media scare you from moving out west.
I haven't seen any true evidence that there is anything to be scared out regarding radiation affects in CA, HI from the japan disaster. I would be more scared of earthquakes out in CA, or maybe smog in LA, or maybe great whites in norcal. But, dont take my word on it, do your own research.
It's great when the SI Forum morphs into National Geographic Explorer. The expert scientific opinions are so enlightening. (Emphasis on opinions.)
Some of you guys need to re-read the human history of nukes on our planet. Try starting with the Castle Bravo disaster in 1954. Contaminated fish, people dying of skin cancers, and a host of other aspects. Sound familiar...?
And CB isn't the only one, not by a long shot. Radiation is radiation, kids; doesn't matter if it comes from a bomb or a fouled up nuke plant. It's bad for humans at certain levels & that's not news.
I know a guy who was an Army sgt at Los Alamos. The US military often directed soldiers to stand in the radiation as it passed over them (from the test blasts back in the day). So they could be studied for adverse effects, wtf. Years later, he has massive skin issues & organ problems & health issues that are, yes, directly related to his 5 minutes of exposure to radiation.
You may not glow in the dark or mutate this year after a few sessions in contaminated water, but good luck with your messed up body a few years down the road.
This is what our lovely governing humans did (and still do) to their fellow citizens:
"During the 1950s, the mushroom clouds from atmospheric tests could be seen for almost 100 mi (160 km). The city of Las Vegas experienced noticeable seismic effects, and the distant mushroom clouds, which could be seen from the downtown hotels, became tourist attractions. St. George, Utah, received the brunt of the fallout of above-ground nuclear testing in the Yucca Flats/Nevada Test Site. Winds routinely carried the fallout of these tests directly through St. George and southern Utah. Marked increases in cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, bone cancer, brain tumors, and gastrointestinal tract cancers, were reported from the mid-1950s through 1980."
And just remember, to take a page from Archy's conspiracy handbook, the media is bought & paid for. Check the Vela Incident from September 22, 1979. You think that shiiiiite didn't have a huge impact on sealife as well as the measurably higher radiation levels that drifted in the upper atmosphere towards Oz & NZ?
BTW, why don't you Google what's happening to the soldiers & sailors who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan? Their rescue efforts post-2011 Japanese tsunami were laudable. And now? Two & three years later? Our military personnel on that ship are dropping like the nuked flies that they have become.