“With coal gone, oil gone, high-grade metallic ores
gone, no species however competent can make the long climb from
primitive conditions to high-level technology. This is a one-shot
affair. If we fail, this planetary system fails so far as intelligence is
concerned. The same will be true of other planetary systems. On
each of them there will be one chance, and one
“...When the threat to
our personal well-being becomes sufficiently strong, however, the id (being
primal and unconscious) tends to win out.....Can the rational processes of the
ego and the inhibitory influence of the superego combine to defeat the self-centered
desires of the id...?”
“Mysterious bubbles are rising up out of an Assumption
Parish bayou....Boudreaux has taken samples of the bubbles and sent them off
for testing. Those samples are expected back in the next couple of weeks.”
“Few people will develop cancer as a consequence of being exposed
to ... Fukushima .... based on two ... independent assessments.... by a
subcommittee of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of
Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)....[and] the World Health Organization (WHO)”
UN health experts agree,
And they give it their guarantee;
Based on separate sources,
The UN endorses:
It’s good for both you and for me.
“Experts agree that there is unlikely to be a detectable rise in
thyroid cancer or leukaemia, the two cancers most likely to result from the
accident. “There may be some increase in cancer risk that may not be detectable
statistically,” says Kiyohiko Mabuchi, who heads Chernobyl studies at the
National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland.”
When problems tend to go global,
State scientists may go ignoble:
Pretty much like at Chernobyl.
“People are “utterly fearful and deeply angry. There’s nobody that
they trust any more for information....People want to know whether what we say
Well, there’s a big fucking surprise!
So far there’s been nothing but lies;
It’s not easy deceiving
Those set on believing
What they see with their own lying eyes.
“In the year since the accident, the plant has been
stabilized, and radioactive emissions have largely stopped.”
At first, it seemed like we'd flop,
But of course we got it to stop;
Questions on cancer?
You’ll be fine, there’s your answer—
It’s fixed, so go out and shop.
* “WHO is the directing and coordinating
authority for health within the United Nations system.”