[time-nuts] The word, "Radiation" as a boogieman...

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Tue Jul 9 10:06:32 EDT 2013


I agree there is money, but, far more importantly IMO, there is lots of
political power.

IMO, if one assessed risks objectively, biological pathogens are far, far
more dangerous. In fact, I think it's the height of hypocracy when
biologists protest nuclear technology.

Consider which has killed and injured more people: radiation or pathogens?
It's not even close. Pathogens win hands down.




> John,
> Unfortunately, there's a lot of money in fear.  Being in broadcast
> engineering I learned as long time ago to never use the words,
> "radiation" or "radiate" a signal when referring to a station's
> signal.  Instead, I refer to it as, "Launch" or "Launched" a
> signal.  When asked about a radio station's radiation I remind them
> about the expression, "radiate a smile".  It simply means, " to send
> out".  If you really want to frighten people, use the expression, "To
> radiate SPAM!"
> Burt, K6OQK
> At 06:21 AM 7/9/2013, time-nuts-request at febo.com wrote
>>Radiation is a fact of life. It is used as a boogieman by some, to suit
>>their agendas.
> Burt I. Weiner Associates
> Broadcast Technical Services
> Glendale, California  U.S.A.
> biwa at att.net
> www.biwa.cc
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