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If you see this map, call bullshit

Seen this map?

It's fake. Not only has the ARS posted this fact on their website, but Snopes has already busted it, and the map itself doesn't even make sense (why would it ONLY fallout TOWARD the US??), the units used are wrong (Rads? On a map from Australia?? Seriously??? Someone's been playing a little too much New Vegas), and the amounts of radiation specified are so high that even the yellow area would cause second degree burns. You'd have to drop an actual *bomb* to cause anywhere close to those numbers.

If you see or hear anyone taking this map seriously, please kick them in the ass, HARD, and force them to put their iodine tablets BACK ON THE SHELF.


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Mar. 17th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
Haven't seen it, but it sounds like something anti-nuclear-energy folks would circulate.
Mar. 17th, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
The people who are so self-obsessed over all of this deserve to be a little scared by such a hoax. It would be nice if people got their heads out of their asses and did a little basic research on radiation. I've actually learned a lot of fascinating things over the past few days (though I'd gladly take it all back to never have had this happen) But no, they'd rather just be told by Fox News and e-mail forwards and take everything they hear as fact.

I understand fear is a normal self-preservation instinct, but this week I've seen more selfishness in the general population than I care to think about. It's sad that when plant workers are putting their lives on the line to stop a meltdown, that people thousands of miles away not even at risk are screaming "BUT WHAT ABOUT ME!?"

It's fucking pathetic.
Mar. 17th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Oooooh Synth your cruel streak is showing! :P

Actually I'd probably be tempted to fuck with them if I ran into someone that paranoid about it, tell them that Fox was saying that map was an over-conservative estimate and the radiation numbers were about twice that, with the entire country being affected. Then LOL while their head explodes. >:)
Mar. 18th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
Yesterday when I was laying in bed I devised a scheme whereby one could sell "iodine pills". Customer gets worthless salt/sugar pills, seller gets $10 a pop which is then donated to charity helping victims. Shame I'm too nice to actually do it.
Mar. 18th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
Nice meaning spineless, of course.
Mar. 18th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Aw man, you could have made huge bank this way! Just label them "homeopathic" and it would have been completely legal.

I'd have been tempted to poison them, myself... :P
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