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the arizona humane society murders cats

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A man took his cat, which he had rescued from the streets and raised, to a Humane Society clinic in Arizona for treatment. They wouldn’t take his mother’s credit card information over the phone. They killed the cat instead.

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29/12/2011 at 11:51 pm

fukushima

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According to the Canadian Medical Association, the Japanese response to Fukushima was worse than the Soviet response to Chernobyl:

International authorities have urged Japan to expand the exclusion zone around the plant to 80 kilometres but the government has instead opted to “define the problem out of existence” by raising the permissible level of radiation exposure for members of the public to 20 millisieverts per year, considerably higher than the international standard of one millisievert per year, Gould adds.

This “arbitrary increase” in the maximum permissible dose of radiation is an “unconscionable” failure of government, contends Ruff. “Subject a class of 30 children to 20 millisieverts of radiation for five years and you’re talking an increased risk of cancer to the order of about 1 in 30, which is completely unacceptable. I’m not aware of any other government in recent decades that’s been willing to accept such a high level of radiation-related risk for its population.”

Following the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine, “clear targets were set so that anybody anticipated to receive more than five millisieverts in a year were evacuated, no question,” Ruff explains. In areas with levels between one and five millisieverts, measures were taken to mitigate the risk of ingesting radioactive materials, including bans on local food consumption, and residents were offered the option of relocating. Exposures below one millisievert were still considered worth monitoring.

One study claims that fallout from Fukushima killed 14,000 Americans.

 

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29/12/2011 at 11:44 pm

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america: the decline years

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Canadian GDP per capita passes the US.

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29/12/2011 at 11:32 pm

Posted in economy, sad

congress

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Now less popular than going communist and Paris Hilton.

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29/12/2011 at 8:50 pm

Posted in economy, politics

what food goes with what

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26/12/2011 at 5:39 pm

Posted in food

disneyland high

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link.

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17/12/2011 at 10:42 pm

Posted in funny, sad

pictures of the year

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17/12/2011 at 6:29 pm

Posted in interesting