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Americans' Distracted By The Bathroom Wars While 3 Nuclear Disasters Unfold

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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: mamabeth

I think the source is being a little hyperbolic.

The one in Missouri, is a garbage fire that could reach an area that stores nuclear waste, eventually. But there is already a plan in place to ensure that doesn't happen.
[snip]
Just playing devil's advocate here, but none of these are "nuclear disasters".


Greetings:

Obviously, you don't live near St. Louis, Hanford, Diablo Canyon, Los Alamos, Indian Point...

And what 'plan' would that be, pray tell?

‘A hot mess:’ Toxic risks grow as radioactive dump smolders

‘A hot mess:’ Toxic risks grow as radioactive dump smolders
Radioactive waste threatens MO neighbors

 
Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:40 pm
by Josh Peterson, Urban News Service

BRIDGETON, Missouri – They can’t breathe.


Residents of this community near Ferguson — [snip] — have complained for years about lung troubles caused by toxic fumes tied to radioactive waste linked to the atomic bombs that flattened Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services will release a study in June to gauge these concerns. Many here call this step positive, small and too late; a slow-moving, subterranean landfill fire that began in 2010, could boost the site’s toxic-gas emissions.


Some locals have been diagnosed with cancer, which they connect to nuclear waste illegally dumped at the West Lake Landfill by the Cotter Corporation in 1973. This radioactive refuse is from World War II’s top-secret Manhattan Project.

[...]

"Low-level radiation “is generally a health benefit,” said Dr. Jerry Cuttler, a scientist with more than 50 years of experience with nuclear radiation and an adviser to the New York-based American Council on Science and Health."

[...]

Despite ordering landfill owner Republic Services to build a barrier between the fire and the toxic waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denies residents are at risk.


St. Louis County, on the other hand, published a 2014 shelter-in-place plan due to concerns that the fire could reach and burn the toxic waste, increase pollution and hurt residents. The fire is expected to smolder until 2024…




posted on May, 5 2016 @ 08:55 PM
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originally posted by: Rocker2013
a reply to: mamabeth

The notion that this is some kind of "deliberate distraction" is a bit of a fallacy when you start to wonder how a Republican governor would suddenly do his bit to help his democrat colleagues in power to supposedly "cover up" something with a bill that's only going to damage his own state to the tune of potentially billions of $'s in lost revenue.

The fact is that American's don't like complicated news. Just like plenty of other populations they prefer to be spoon fed the issue of the day to get angry about, and the simpler it is the better.

You might as well be asking why so many people are more interested in what a Kardashian is doing right now than TTIP, or NATO, or North Korea... these are all COMPLEX things that the public doesn't really have much of an interest in.

The same for these instances you show. To understand what's going on here someone would have to read another ten articles about what the problems are and what the terminology actually means. The public just isn't that interested in it, no conspiracy needed.



I don't agree with you. You are saying because there is a subset of Americans who like sensationalism, it's pointless to try to confuse the population in general with complex issues. There are still a lot of intelligent people in this country, who can handle hearing unsettling things. I think the real reason is if these things get brought up, then there will be a call to do something about them, and TPTB is either clueless on what action to take, or simply don't want to because of the cost to industry, so they pretend that we are all little children who can't be confused with adult topics. That is utter nonsense.
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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:41 PM
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Whatever your stupid Internet article tells you to believe. I live in the real world and everyone I know doesn't care about bathroom issues at all. We're wondering if our kids will be ok. Get off the Internet and start communicating with actual humans.

Or maybe the people you're surrounded by are morons. I don't know. Can't help ya.

Oh and I definitely have a transgender coworker. No one cares at all! She's awesome.
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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Two sentences both without any intelligent thought of foresight.

Yeah nuclear disasters aren't going to affect us at all. And the left cares about the environment it's the right that makes a fuss about lgbtq and bathroom "issues"



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 11:46 PM
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I'm sorry.. I don't get these sorts of threads at all. Distracted by bathroom wars.. seriously? As usual, ATS (and the world at large), fails to give their fellow humans the benefit of the doubt. So.. what.. your typical human is so ADD that they are distracted by one stupid story or media event, and suddenly blank out anything else out there? Whatever..

I think those with the propensity to ignore anything but fluff media stories or focus on less meaningful news will be apt to do so no matter what. And most people have the amazing ability to actually focus on more than one news story at a time. Astounding to many, I'm sure.. but it's true.

And just because a story isn't about the world blowing up, doesn't mean it should be ignored. I think the issues with transgender people using a certain bathroom is actually a concern to some. But of course.. because you feel there are more important stories, those people should be ridiculed. Get over yourselves.. the world doesn't revolve around what YOU think is important.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Rocker2013

I wouldn't know a Kardashian if I fell over one. Don't categorise all of us.


Kardashion what.....what was that..
I gotta know, did I hear right?....which one...huh..yep ....crazy bout that stuff....yeah.......

I didn't just say that out loud did I...?

oh , the nuke plant...huh
edit on 6-5-2016 by GBP/JPY because: our new King.....He comes right after a nicely done fake one



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 04:00 AM
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originally posted by: Rocker2013
a reply to: mamabeth

The notion that this is some kind of "deliberate distraction" is a bit of a fallacy when you start to wonder how a Republican governor would suddenly do his bit to help his democrat colleagues in power to supposedly "cover up" something with a bill that's only going to damage his own state to the tune of potentially billions of $'s in lost revenue.

The fact is that American's don't like complicated news. Just like plenty of other populations they prefer to be spoon fed the issue of the day to get angry about, and the simpler it is the better.

You might as well be asking why so many people are more interested in what a Kardashian is doing right now than TTIP, or NATO, or North Korea... these are all COMPLEX things that the public doesn't really have much of an interest in.

The same for these instances you show. To understand what's going on here someone would have to read another ten articles about what the problems are and what the terminology actually means. The public just isn't that interested in it, no conspiracy needed.


Sure thing buddy. Hanford plant just evacuated, according to RT scroll, due to high rad level.
But 'we' want to hear about where confused surgery victims need to evacuate their bowels.

How is it that you are putting water on flames, just about everywhere?

# 635



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 04:40 AM
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Maybe the reason they want this law is because with all the radiation, women could start to grow penises and men, verginnies? I'm thinking three level chess here people..keep up..



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 04:47 AM
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a reply to: BrokedownChevy

"Get off the internet and start communicating with actual humans."
"Or maybe the people you're surrounded by are morons." Your words!
My answer...A lot of my time spent on the internet is here on ATS!



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 07:00 AM
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a reply to: mamabeth

Whats your point? I clearly made mine then you proved it by providing nothing of substance. You spend most of your time here around paranoid and delusional people then you go to your cashier job at Kroger and wtf do you expect? Thank God I work as a scientist. We think and worry about real problems.

Derp.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 07:25 AM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
While all of us were online clashing over the "bathroom Wars".We had three nuclear disasters that occurred.
One of the disasters was at Turkey Point,one of the power plants was found to be leaking polluted water
into Biscayne Bay.
In N.Y. a power plant has been leaking since the new year.Worker's accidentally spilled water containing
hydrogen isotope tritium.Which caused a massive spike in radiation in ground water wells. One well saw
an increase in radioactivity of about 65,000%.
Maybe next time we are kept focused on a topic we should look around a bit and see what is being hidden
from us.

www.naturalblaze.com...


By the time everyone wakes up and realizes they've been duped, it may be too late. How people cannot see what is happening right in front of them continues to astound me.

There is an obvious pattern to the emergence of these distracting events. They do precisely what they are designed to do...keep the flock occupied, like dangling something tantalizing and shiny in front of a cat. Hook, line, sinker.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Might be because bathroom issues are more likely to effect us than these nuclear problems.

But then again, pc social issues are the highest priority to the left.


I know plenty of people with no political allegiance whatsoever who have been sucked in by this just as easily. Everyone is circling the same drain. Playing the blame game is to play right into their hands.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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originally posted by: JimNasium
a reply to: mamabeth


Plus, no papes needed.. Win/Win


So what would you be using then



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
While all of us were online clashing over the "bathroom Wars".We had three nuclear disasters that occurred.
One of the disasters was at Turkey Point,one of the power plants was found to be leaking polluted water
into Biscayne Bay.
In N.Y. a power plant has been leaking since the new year.Worker's accidentally spilled water containing
hydrogen isotope tritium.Which caused a massive spike in radiation in ground water wells. One well saw
an increase in radioactivity of about 65,000%.
Maybe next time we are kept focused on a topic we should look around a bit and see what is being hidden
from us.

www.naturalblaze.com...


Agreed....

And our boys in the east keep fighting a war that was never made to end...MIC at it's finest....

Oops -! I mean ..yeah...bathroom wars...yeah ...yeah that's it...



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: BrokedownChevy

For your information I am a stay-at-home housewife! My husband spent
over 50 years working as an IT specialist and started while computers still
had vacuum tubes!
If spending time here around,paranoid and delusional people,why are you
here?
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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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It's humorous seeing all of these proud-to-be leftys come to a thread about how everyone is distracted by tranny bathrooms, and try to derail the thread on multiple occasions by peppering their personal opinion on the subject that is the distraction throughout the thread, and somehow people who hold strong religious values are to blame for that too I suppose. Proving OP right. 100 percent. You're incapable of discussing anything besides the "bathroom issue". I feel like the last time I heard that phrase I was in kindergarten...



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: Jeffgwilliker
It's humorous seeing all of these proud-to-be leftys come to a thread about how everyone is distracted by tranny bathrooms, and try to derail the thread on multiple occasions by peppering their personal opinion on the subject that is the distraction throughout the thread, and somehow people who hold strong religious values are to blame for that too I suppose. Proving OP right. 100 percent. You're incapable of discussing anything besides the "bathroom issue". I feel like the last time I heard that phrase I was in kindergarten...


The whole thread is a distraction.

OP has an issue with LGBT. This thread is meant to trivialize the needs and Equal Treatment of LGBT.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 09:55 AM
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a reply to: mamabeth

...because if everyone online had focussed on the nuclear events they could of prevented it.


People discuss what they want to online, who are you to tell them one issue should be discussed over others.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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Enough radioactive exposure could solve the great bathroom crisis through nuclear mutation, right?



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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a reply to: SudoNim

Probably not, BUT, they could have voiced their concerns strongly enough
to get media attention!
Who am I to tell people what to read online? I voice my concerns and try to
bring a little light to other issues.Besides,you chose to read my thread,I didn't
force you to.



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