posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 01:38 PM
Guys, just honest opinion of mine, I think people are just all freaking out for the wrong reasons.
Isn't this site's motto "Deny Ignorance"? Well, let's hurry and deny some ignorance before it is too late.
People in California are freaking out, you go to Costco, you'll find that emergency supplies are all gone. You go on Amazon to check Potassium Iodide
pills, they're like $30 a pop. This is getting outrageous and out of hand.
First thing I think most people should do, before they running around in circles pulling their hair out, is try to educate yourself on nuclear fall
Try to research some scientific understanding of nuclear radiation before you do stupid s**t.
And I'm not only talking about the U.S., China is doing things beyond stupid. Consumers are stock piling salt, hoping that the "Potassium Iodide?"
in the salt will act like a nuke pill. Little do they know you'd have to consume maybe 6kg net weight (or some other number I can't recall) of salt
to reach a single pill's effect. Unless you refine the salt and somehow has a way to extract the chemical ingredient specifically.
I'm not trying to sound smart or be a jackass, but from what I can remember, we have had the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. If I'm not mistaken,
Chernobyl was back in 86'. After that sh*t is contained, we're still here alive and kicking.
The threat level for Chernobyl was level 7, I think we're only on level 5 and barely escalated to level 6. Point is, level 7 happened in the past,
the world didn't blow up, no mass extinctions. North America, Russia and all the other countries are still here.
Sure, 4000 to 1 million people died from the incident, but I believe it was Soviet Union's estimated death toll. I doubt it had any real long term
affect on other continents, otherwise we'd be seeing a lot of babies coming out with 5 limbs and 3 testicles or what not.
Again, let's take a step back, deep breathe, pop open that browser, study and research on radiation effects. If all scientific fact and data supports
the SHTF theory, then let's start the panic and the hair pulling....