A Glowing Report On Radiation

Radiation warning symbolWhile manufactured “arguments” continue to wage about topics such as climate change and evolution, Anne Coulter has stepped up the game, adding the benefits of radiation to the pot:

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.”

Among the studies mentioned by the Times was one in Canada finding that tuberculosis patients subjected to multiple chest X-rays had much lower rates of breast cancer than the general population.

And there are lots more!

A $10 million Department of Energy study from 1991 examined 10 years of epidemiological research by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on 700,000 shipyard workers, some of whom had been exposed to 10 times more radiation than the others from their work on the ships’ nuclear reactors. The workers exposed to excess radiation had a 24 percent lower death rate and a 25 percent lower cancer mortality than the non-irradiated workers. … Although reporters love to issue sensationalized reports about the danger from Japan’s nuclear reactors, remember that, so far, thousands have died only because of Mother Nature. And the survivors may outlive all of us over here in hermetically sealed, radiation-free America.

Here’s the issue with this kind of material. The evidence of absence, and so on. I’m not a scientist. It’s possible that, despite what we’ve heard all these years, a bit of radiation is good for us, like a glass of red wine. But as the “myths of science” continue to build up, it may be good to add a healthy dose of skepticism in with our U-235 tablets, and wonder just how far this can be taken? How many rides are we being taken on right now?

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  • Simiantongue

    Dose her then.

  • Simiantongue

    Dose her then.

  • Ironaddict06

    I have no love affair of Anne Coulter: THis glowing report on radiation has nothing to do with Anne Coulter.
    Anne just read a report by THE NEW YORK TIMES and the DOE. Anne Coulter does not get the credit for the report on radiation-that honor goes to The Department of Energy and The New York Times.

  • Ironaddict06

    I have no love affair of Anne Coulter: THis glowing report on radiation has nothing to do with Anne Coulter.
    Anne just read a report by THE NEW YORK TIMES and the DOE. Anne Coulter does not get the credit for the report on radiation-that honor goes to The Department of Energy and The New York Times.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      My hat off to you for reading it. I’ve been in a bit of an odd humour lately, and I find it difficult to sustain enough attention to read past the hoary old comment bait of “Anne Coulter” these days.

      Shame on me.

  • Paul Panza (who are you)

    More junk science.

  • Paul Panza (who are you)

    More junk science.

  • Voidthought

    I’ll tell you what lowers death and cancer rates…. eating less meat and more raw vegetables. Now, I’m not advocating vegetarianism or veganism just a healthy intake of raw foods that are supremely rich in nutrients, phytonutrients and minerals that we all need, and of course regular excercise. Also supplement if you need to. A little radiation is good for you…. come on now. Science, in all its glory and developement, is still a crude practice. Imagine what a few hundred years from now what science will be like(mostly computer simulation if you asked me), given that politics and society don’t hinder the process.

  • Voidthought

    I’ll tell you what lowers death and cancer rates…. eating less meat and more raw vegetables. Now, I’m not advocating vegetarianism or veganism just a healthy intake of raw foods that are supremely rich in nutrients, phytonutrients and minerals that we all need, and of course regular excercise. Also supplement if you need to. A little radiation is good for you…. come on now. Science, in all its glory and developement, is still a crude practice. Imagine what a few hundred years from now what science will be like(mostly computer simulation if you asked me), given that politics and society don’t hinder the process.

  • Voidthought

    I’ll tell you what lowers death and cancer rates…. eating less meat and more raw vegetables. Now, I’m not advocating vegetarianism or veganism just a healthy intake of raw foods that are supremely rich in nutrients, phytonutrients and minerals that we all need, and of course regular excercise. Also supplement if you need to. A little radiation is good for you…. come on now. Science, in all its glory and developement, is still a crude practice. Imagine what a few hundred years from now what science will be like(mostly computer simulation if you asked me), given that politics and society don’t hinder the process.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Ann Coulter? Jays, I thought she’d died in Vietnam or something.

    For seriously now here, is it just me, or is the only thing notable lately about the careers of Beck, O’Reilly, Coulter, Palin, Limbaugh and Malkin that not even the Right Wing pretends to care about what they think any more?

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Ann Coulter? Jays, I thought she’d died in Vietnam or something.

    For seriously now here, is it just me, or is the only thing notable lately about the careers of Beck, O’Reilly, Coulter, Palin, Limbaugh and Malkin that not even the Right Wing pretends to care about what they think any more?

    • MoralDrift

      Its actually a breath of fresh air….except that their new replacements seem to be more than just talk

      • Liam_McGonagle

        You’re on to something there, for sure.

        But I have this weird, almost genetic faith in common sense. I know, I know . . . Certainly hasn’t borne much fruit these last 30 years. Things seem just a little bit different to me now, like we’re kind of free of the illusory shackles of popular economic bubbles like housing, and that the new bubbles (i.e., government bailouts of the crash-prone incompetent banksters) just don’t do as good a job at deceiving us as to the credibility of the Right Wing’s ideology.

        If you’re right (and the smart money is on you being right), we’re in for some truly Medieval levels of stupid in the next few years.

        • MoralDrift

          Agreed. The masses are certainly awakened, but who has their (collective) ear?

      • Liam_McGonagle

        P.S. Don’t know if I fudged up me browser settings or what, but I can’t get the like-o-meter to work here.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    My hat off to you for reading it. I’ve been in a bit of an odd humour lately, and I find it difficult to sustain enough attention to read past the hoary old comment bait of “Anne Coulter” these days.

    Shame on me.

  • http://twitter.com/celebs4truth celebs4truth

    Coulter may actually be one of the most EVIL and disgusting people in the USA! To actually insinuate that DEADLY radiation may actually be good for you is so preposterous that even she couldn’t possibly believe this complete and total psychotic insanity, and that is NO exaggeration! This is so evil and dangerous that I actually have to question her ability to comprehend reality on a level that is consistent with normal human understanding… too many drugs as a hippie teenager in the 60’s? Not sure, but obviously something! This also speaks volumes about the trustworthiness of FOX News in general, that they would have someone like this on their TV station and/or website radiating these dangerous levels of disinformation that will ultimately hurt people that happen to trust her…which probably and hopefully isn’t very many! What an evil and disgusting person she has to be, misinforming to this magnitude!

  • http://www.examiner.com/user-celebs4truth ConspiracyExaminer

    Coulter may actually be one of the most EVIL and disgusting people in the USA! To actually insinuate that DEADLY radiation may actually be good for you is so preposterous that even she couldn’t possibly believe this complete and total psychotic insanity, and that is NO exaggeration! This is so evil and dangerous that I actually have to question her ability to comprehend reality on a level that is consistent with normal human understanding… too many drugs as a hippie teenager in the 60’s? Not sure, but obviously something! This also speaks volumes about the trustworthiness of FOX News in general, that they would have someone like this on their TV station and/or website radiating these dangerous levels of disinformation that will ultimately hurt people that happen to trust her…which probably and hopefully isn’t very many! What an evil and disgusting person she has to be, misinforming to this magnitude!

  • MrPINKi

    Anne is a crazy bitch. I think The Boondocks did a good representation of her on an episode once. But in reality there are benifits to certain types of low low low radiation. That is not what is coming over from Japan though. Look it up

  • MrPINKi

    Anne is a crazy bitch. I think The Boondocks did a good representation of her on an episode once. But in reality there are benifits to certain types of low low low radiation. That is not what is coming over from Japan though. Look it up

  • Anonymous

    Its actually a breath of fresh air….except that their new replacements seem to be more than just talk

  • Nofutureface

    I heard that dousing yourself in gasoline and setting yourself ablaze protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, not sure how effective it is but I’m willing to try it out on Coulter….

  • Nofutureface

    I heard that dousing yourself in gasoline and setting yourself ablaze protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, not sure how effective it is but I’m willing to try it out on Coulter….

  • DeepCough

    Of course radiation is good for us–because the fine people at the TSA, Hospitals, and yes even cell phones, expose us to radiation everyday. A little radiation is good for you, it builds character (a character called “Inoperable Tumor”).

  • DeepCough

    Of course radiation is good for us–because the fine people at the TSA, Hospitals, and yes even cell phones, expose us to radiation everyday. A little radiation is good for you, it builds character (a character called “Inoperable Tumor”).

  • Liam_McGonagle

    You’re on to something there, for sure.

    But I have this weird, almost genetic faith in common sense. I know, I know . . . Certainly hasn’t borne much fruit these last 30 years. Things seem just a little bit different to me now, like we’re kind of free of the illusory shackles of popular economic bubbles like housing, and that the new bubbles (i.e., government bailouts of the crash-prone incompetent banksters) just don’t do as good a job at deceiving us as to the credibility of the Right Wing’s ideology.

    If you’re right (and the smart money is on you being right), we’re in for some truly Medieval levels of stupid in the next few years.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    P.S. Don’t know if I fudged up me browser settings or what, but I can’t get the like-o-meter to work here.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed. The masses are certainly awakened, but who has their (collective) ear?

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com SoulArbiter

    Miss Coulter, how did you get your job?

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    Miss Coulter, how did you get your job?

  • 5by5

    “Radiation is good for you.”

    That’s up there with the DOD referring to radiation in terms of “Sunshine Units”.

  • 5by5

    “Radiation is good for you.”

    That’s up there with the DOD referring to radiation in terms of “Sunshine Units”.

  • 5by5

    “Radiation is good for you.”

    That’s up there with the DOD referring to radiation in terms of “Sunshine Units”.

  • 5by5

    “Radiation is good for you.”

    That’s up there with the DOD referring to radiation in terms of “Sunshine Units”.

  • Bob Webster

    You people need to take a breath, then spend some time educating yourselves.

    Ad hominem simply demeans those using it. It never hurts its intended victims.

    Spewing nonsense about “Right” wingers simply betrays the abysmal ignorance of those who do the spewing. It does not diminish the Right in any way.

    Facts, logic, reason, rational process are all that are needed to come to grips with reality. Important if you want to be truly educated. Sadly, far too many learning institutions engage in propaganda rather than education.

  • Bob Webster

    You people need to take a breath, then spend some time educating yourselves.

    Ad hominem simply demeans those using it. It never hurts its intended victims.

    Spewing nonsense about “Right” wingers simply betrays the abysmal ignorance of those who do the spewing. It does not diminish the Right in any way.

    Facts, logic, reason, rational process are all that are needed to come to grips with reality. Important if you want to be truly educated. Sadly, far too many learning institutions engage in propaganda rather than education.

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