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Archive for 16 March 2011
A Glowing Report on Radiation
by Ann Coulter
With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer.
This only seems counterintuitive because of media hysteria for the past 20 years trying to convince Americans that radiation at any dose is bad. There is, however, burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine.
As The New York Times science section reported in 2001, an increasing number of scientists believe that at some level — much higher than the minimums set by the U.S. government — radiation is good for you. “They theorize,” the Times said, that “these doses protect against cancer by activating cells’ natural defense mechanisms.”
They are known as the Fukushima 50, the workers who stayed behind at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in order to prevent a meltdown in Japan.
Between 50 and 70 plant engineers — who have not been identified and are being hailed as heroes — continue to work around the clock in dangerous conditions, as hundreds of thousands have evacuated the area, fearing a meltdown.
We may, or may not ever know their names, but we will surely know them as heroes. I pray for them, and their families. May God watch over them!
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Obama Dithers While American Credibility Burns
President Barack Obama invited ESPN into the White House yesterday so that The Worldwide Leader In Sports could tape his picks for the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament. The President picked all frontrunners. Good for him. Meanwhile, 5,000 miles away, a Libyan rebel defending the town of Ajdabiya from Muammar Qadhafi loyalists told The Washington Post: “These politicians are liars. They just talk and talk, but they do nothing.” One hundred miles north, in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, rebel spokeswoman Iman Bugaighis told The New York Times that Western nations had “lost any credibility.”
Obama the invisible
Anti-leadership amid world crises
Where is the president? The world is beset. Moammar Khadafy is moving relentlessly to crush the Libyan revolt that once promised the overthrow of one of the world’s most despicable regimes.
So where is the president?
Japan may be on the verge of a disaster that dwarfs any we have yet seen. A self-governing nation like the United States needs its leader to take full measure of his position at times of crises when the path forward is no longer clear.
This is not a time for leadership; this is the time for leadership.
So where is Barack Obama?
Read the rest here.
Yep….while the world is coming apart, disasters piling up, natural and man made, where is our illustrious so called president? Why….he’s doing what he always does! He’s out playing the fiddle while Rome burns, of course. It’s golf, or traveling to far off places, spending a whole lot of money that doesn’t belong to him, or just plain ignoring the world around him. It’s quite obvious to any thinking person this guy has NO business being in the oval office. He is either totally incompetent, and makes Jimmy Carter look good, or he’s just plain evil, and his purpose is to completely destroy the country. Apparently, if something is not on his socialist agenda, he just doesn’t give a damn.
Not only does he NOT deserve a second term, he does NOT deserve to finish the first one! He’s done enough damage in a little over two years, it will take decades to recover!