Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
31,366 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Or not? :laughing: This admin is quite possibly dumber than the ones in "Idiocracy".

Updated 3:30 PM PDT, Tue, Mar 15, 2011 | Print

Share Buzz up! 6diggsdigg

The fear that a nuclear cloud could float from the shores of Japan to the shores of California has some people making a run on iodine tablets. Pharmacists across California report being flooded with requests.

State and county officials spent much of Tuesday trying to keep people calm by saying that getting the pills wasn't necessary, but then the United States surgeon general supported the idea as a worthy "precaution."

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is in the Bay Area touring a peninsula hospital. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo asked her about the run on tablets and Dr. Benjamin said although she wasn't aware of people stocking up, she did not think that would be an overreaction. She said it was right to be prepared.

On the other side of the issue is Kelly Huston of the California Emergency Management Agency. Huston said state officials, along with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the California Energy Commission, were monitoring the situation and said people don't need to buy the pills.

Even if we had a radiation release from Diablo Canyon (in San Luis Obispo County), iodide would only be issued to people living within a 10-mile radius of the plant," Huston added.

Santa Clara County's public health officer Dr. Martin Fenstersheib told the Mercury News he also does not recommend getting the tablets, adding some people can be severely allergic to the iodine.

"There is no reason for doing it," Fenstersheib told the paper.

Either way, the pills are hard to get. eBay prices have skyrocketed.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Surgeon-General-Buying-Iodine-Appropriate-118031559.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,914 Posts
I'm standing on the corner selling them for six bucks a pop. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,914 Posts
Yep... but those are $10... and tend to put you in lala land. Can you feel your heart beating ? :laughing:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
476 Posts
They probably wont get any more radiation in them then they do by sticking a damn blackberry in their pocket and irradiate their lower regions all day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,914 Posts
DUDE!!! STFU... you're messing with my dollars. :laughing:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,914 Posts
:laughing:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,075 Posts
Come on, guys. Everyone knows all you need is a tin foil hat to protect you from fallout.

:thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,410 Posts
Hey put some extra Morton Salt on your tofu...it's got iodine in it already.

Oh wait, can't have salt...Michele says it's bad for you.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
12,109 Posts
You can have the ones I use for backpacking for free....:rolleyes:
edit....


My bad


stuff in my backpack is iodine, not potassium iodide.

I'll need to buy some of that for my bug out bag after the nutbags stop buying it for the radiation tha's gonna dissipate 3000 miles before it reaches Hawaii.....let alone cali...:rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,457 Posts
:rolling:
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top