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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by juleol
Just to be the Devil's Advocate (a position I have found is highly suited to my talents) I'd like to offer the view of how this is benefitting humanity...
There's too many people on earth. Someone blows up the nuclear reactor and kills a few thousand. They learn from their mistake, and there's no longer a threat of overpopulation in Japan.
Side effects: people in America die from radiation by eating radioactive products from Asia. America is no longer threatened by the possibility of over-stupidity.
Originally posted by poopmaster2
I just had a real bad experience with salmon, my wife is still in the hospital right now. Please stay away from Alaskan salmon, no matter what it wrong with it something is wrong with it. We both woke up blind after eating it Keep in mind though, our vision did return to us, and we can both see fine now. It took a day longer than me to happen to her though, but we both woke up blind! And frighteningly weak and nauseous. Here's everything that happened:
-Sunday, on April 27th, I purchased an Alaskan Sockeye Salmon fillet for 20 bucks. 2 pounds at 10 bucks a pound I believe. Me and my wife love to treat ourselves to some nice baked Alaskan salmon once in a while. She won't eat any other meat than fish, and I like her to eat some just for health reasons, so I don't mind cooking her up some whenever she wants. I cooked the fish sunday night. Monday I woke up, and the first thing I noticed is that I could only see like I was looking through binoculars, or toilet paper tubes. Only a small spot right in front of me was visible, and everything on the edges was like swirling colors. Sometimes it would be like black splotches all over my vision. I basically could not see crap.To be honest I did not even think anything about it, as my eyes are usually crazy when I wake up anyway, and I am usually discombobulated to an extent. If I was awake more I would probably of thought more of it, but I just thought my eyes were not working right from playing playstation 3 before I went to bed the night before. It did make me very sick to open my eyes or try to look at anything. I did feel very very tired and weak. After laying down for a while, my vision got better, so I made some earl gray tea. As soon as I drunk just a couple sips I got extremely sick to my stomach, and I couldn't stop vomiting, all day long. I vomited in the toilet, while I was trying to take a shower, while I was on the couch, the feeling was horrible. I asked my wife if she was feeling sick or anything like me, she said she was fine. I did feel like I had a fever at first as well. I vomited until it felt like my stomach was turning it's self inside out. Now of course at this point, I was hoping I had food poisoning. But in the back of my mind, I just know it was not. I have never woke up and not been able to see before. My wife was fine on monday, today I woke up to her screaming from downstairs in the bathroom to call 911. She had fallen and torn a mirror down and broken it,and was laying on the floor very scared. She had a TIA mini stroke last year, and her mother in fact died of a stroke, so anything like this is very scary. What she said is that when she woke up (to go the bathroom) she couldn't focus on anything, and in front of her vision there was like a black cloud or shadow. She said the reason the mirror probably got broken was because she couldn't see and was trying to see herself. She also said she was very weak. As well as a fever. When the paramedics got here they said her clothes were soaked wet with sweat. She does not remember falling. Also, she said she was very nauseous. She did say that her left hand was not working, which would indicate a stroke or a mini stroke. Hopefully it was not, she is due for more tests tomorrow morning. I know it is weird that both of us wake up blind though. Now the day that I was sick, I was feeling 1000 times better by that night, after feeling like I was incredibly sick. Almost unable to move sick. Could food poisoning go away so fast? Those *darn doctors, I tell someone that we both wake up and are unable to see, but they blow it off like nothing. My vision looked like a kaleidoscope on the outside of my vision. That is not something to blow off. I hate doctors, every one I ever have met is totally lack of any common sense, so much it is just plain ridiculous. My wife is doing fine right now, and I hope with everything in me she is ok. I want to start a thread on this but I lost my password/email to my old ats account, and this is my first post!
ONE THING TO ADD I FORGOT: When my wife told her sister everything, her sister said that she had made salmon balls this weekend and had gotten sick. As well as almost had to call off work from being so dizzy or light headed today. !!! DONT EAT SALMON is all I can say...
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Originally posted by xracer09
Wow, alot of misinformation on this subject.
Radiation does not do more damage internally,
The three basic classes, Alpha , Beta , and Gamma all are different.
Smoke a cigarette? Thats Alpha, and by the way, the most damaging internally.
Pacific seafood is thrashed. I am avoiding it. I cant see any good coming from eating it.
One item I don't see anyone talking about.
The FUK reactors radiation release info was just updated yesterday.
No hard numbers were given, just a comparison, I suspect this is to keep panic at the minimum.
Chernobyl was now "only" 6 times worse then the Japan accident, revised from 8 times.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but that just revised the numbers to 25% higher release.
Originally posted by mcsandy
reply to post by poopmaster2
No matter who is wrong or right on the subject of exposure it seems your story is quite scary indeed. You and your wife are in my thoughts. Love & light to you.
Please keep us posted and I hope for a happier ending than what / where it may seem it is heading!!!
Can you tell us where are you located and where did you purchase the fish? I am a heavy fish eater as the rest of my family. We aren't rolling in $$ either; so I am strugling with throwing out 80% of our frozen food. HECK if I were to throw out all my food due to subjective poisoning - monsanto and now possible radiation in pacific & alaskan seafood, dairy - milk that has found traces of cesium, etc....I don't know what we would eat!!!
I am feeling like we are in our own version Soylient Green!
All we can do from here is hope for the best!edit on 31-5-2012 by mcsandy because: (no reason given)