See below for a good explanation regarding the fallout map I recently used in a You-Tube video. It was fake. I had received the map from several sources this morning. I apologize for the error.
The question remains: How many Americans might die if the jet stream carries a large plume of radioactive cesium, strontium, and other crud across the oceans and dumps them upon us? Thousands? Tens of thousands? If a full-scale meltdown occurs, millions could die in Japan. At least one partial melting of the fuel rods apparently already has occurred -- possibly two -- and there may be as many as five separate reactors in severe trouble at the moment. A study published by the New York Academy of Sciences last year reviewed thousands of other studies about Chernobyl, and concluded that the death toll from that accident is in the million-person range.
Tens of billions of Curies of poison might be released in the next few days, and perhaps millions already have been. Untreated sea water is being pumped through at least one reactor, poisoning billions of gallons of water as it cools the reactor.
The danger from nuclear power is very, very real, and the danger to Americans from this incident is very real, too. Fool me once... uh, you know how it goes.... even if George doesn't!
The author's been had once or twice before...
Millions Of Americans Will Not Be Killed By Nuclear Fallout In Two Weeks...
The Orstrahyun - March 13, 2011 - 4:01am
Millions Of Americans Will Not Be Killed By Nuclear Fallout In Two Weeks, It's Just A Fake Map
By Darryl Mason
Australian Radiation Services finds itself inadvertently caught up in a fast spreading online hoax, following the unnerving explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, after yesterday's 8.9 earthquake and 10 metre tsunami.
This is the hoax :
The authorative looking logo was stolen from here :
The Nuclear Fallout Map is fake simply because Australian Radiation Services don't issue such maps. It was likely chosen before ARS offices are closed until Monday, as they are most weekends.
This unsourced and likely dodgy chart (nausia?) is being heavily circulated, on social networking sites, forums and email, along with the fake Nuclear Fallout Map :
0-50 rads - No obvious short-term effects
80-120 rads - You have a 10% chance of vomiting and experiencing nausia for a few days
130 -170 rads - You have a 25% chance of vomiting and contracting other symptoms
180-220 rads - You have a 50% chance of vomiting and having other severe physical effects
270-330 rads - 20% chance of death in 6 weeks, or you will recover in a few months.
400-500 rads - 50% chance of death
550-750 rads - Nausia within a few hours ; no survivors
The fake map shows a huge nuclear fallout cloud of 750 rads engulfing millions of Americans by March 22. So, if you were a West Coast living American, the fake map and the above numbers might lead you to believe you and all your family and neighbours will be dying within 6 to 10 days.
But there are some interesting things happening on social networking sites and public online forums about that map.
First off, there are thousands of people on Twitter and Facebook shouting down claims this Nuclear Fallout Map is the real deal and pointing out exposure to 750 rads will not "cause nausia within a few hours; no survivors".
Also, discussion pages, linked in Google search to 'Nuclear Fallout Map, claiming the map is very, very real and The Truth Is Being Suppressed By The Media are disappearing or turning up blank. Google also appears to be jigging their search results so searches for the map will expose users to sites pointing out its utter fakeness.
But at the same time, at least a few dozen Twitter spam accounts (fake accounts pumping exact same tweet & link) are busily flogging the Nuclear Fallout Map, also claiming it's very, very real, and the truth is being suppressed, presumably aiming to spread panic in the United States. Most of these fake accounts only became active shortly after the fake Nuclear Fallout Map started circulating online.
It would seem that someone more powerful than a fukwit photoshopping hoaxer and his friends want the Nuclear Fallout Map to be viewed as a horrifying reality.
Who would want to do this? Who benefits?
Of course, attention and discussion focusing on the Nuclear Fallout Map hoax distracts many from the real truth about the Japan earthquakes, and particularly the quakes that seemed to be closing in on the Fukushima plant, and this real truth needs to be immediately revealed.
Here it is :
Al Gore used his earthquake machine to destroy the Fukushima plant and paranoid up the whole world about nuclear energy so everyone turns to alternative energy instead.
You know it, I know, but most importantly, Al Gore knows it. And now he knows you know!
Anyway, James Bond villianish conspiracy theories aside, the real truth about the March 11 Japan earthquake is this is turning out to be the worst, the most deadly, most devastating, in modern Japanese history.
Cities, towns, tens of thousands of people swept away. A disaster now of a scale beyond the imaginations even of Japanese disaster management specialists, the most earthquake paranoid people on the planet, who seem mostly stunned, broken, dazed, at press conferences. Who can blame them. The massive earthquake and horrifically devastating repeat tsunamis are beyond the worst scenarios ever workshopped or modeled, a surreal nightmare has become their reality.
The death toll may climb to over 30,000 within days, and top 100,000 within a few weeks.
At this moment, there are at least 1300 Australians visiting or living in Japan who are unaccounted for. This number is likely to fall as communications are restored.