AW: AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] German radiophobia

Rainer.Facius at Rainer.Facius at
Thu Oct 13 22:51:15 CDT 2005



I have no problems with your classification of DER SPIEGEL's style as "schnoddrig" (brash), which I dislike as much as you apparently do. Therefore I regret to have left the impression of hailing it. 


Yet, rarely have I seen its factual claims refuted by competitors (or by political or economic reality for that matter). Regarding the Gomel article, they quoted as warrantor the president of the Society of Radiation Protection, Dr. S. Pflugbeil! 


So, I would invite you to quote influential German or Austrian or European news media (be it papers or TV programs) which oppose the LNT-fuelled radiophobia. In Germany I might have also quoted from the leftist FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU as well as from the conservative DIE WELT, which like the rest (even STIFTUNG WARENTEST) and unanimously with TV programs perpetuate this lunacy (verstrahlte Molke, verstrahlte Pilze, verstrahlte Patienten, verstrahlte Piloten, verstrahlte Polizisten, verstrahlte Soldaten, verstrahlte Transportbehälter (CASTOR), verstrahlte Häuser (Radon), verstrahltes Niemandsland, verstrahlte ...). 


Among others, air crew union representatives cherish to present us such quotations when we try to educate them.


Respectfully, Rainer


Von: Franz Schönhofer [mailto:franz.schoenhofer at]
Gesendet: Do 13.10.2005 23:03
An: John Jacobus
Cc: Facius, Rainer; radsafe at
Betreff: Re: AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] German radiophobia

Being not German but Austrian I warn everybody on this list to take Rainers messages (not only on this topic) as representative for Europe. They are not. 
Der Spiegel (The Mirror) is one of the worst and most obscene publications I know - pseudo intellectual, dishonest, directed to those who are flattered by being addressed as the "intellectual elite". Read the self description as "the most influentual bla, bla, bla", which obviously is designed for customers to advertise in this journal. Sensationalism a la intellectual. Everything on radiation matters in this magazine is of course described in a pseudo intellectual style, but it is nothing but nonsense, wrong, distorted and presented in a language I cannot describe in English - in German it would be "schnoddrig" - one of the worst expression one can use for a writing style in my opinion. 

Rainer, you have disqualified yourself by hailing "Der Spiegel". Now I understand better some of your recent comments and I cannot take them serious. 
2005/10/13, John Jacobus <crispy_bird at>: 

	I will have to agree with you on that point.  I have
	been doing it for about five years full-time, and 
	off-and-on over the last 30 years.  I am still
	plugging away at the wall of anti-nuclear everything
	out there.
	--- Rainer.Facius at wrote:
	> John:
	>  Once or twice a year a seminar lecture can hardly
	> compete with twice a month a news magazine or a TV
	> program claiming the opposite - unless your audience
	> invests sufficient energy to find out for 
	> themselves. :-(
	> Best regards, Rainer
	On Oct. 5, 1947, in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe. 
	-- John
	John Jacobus, MS
	Certified Health Physicist
	e-mail:  crispy_bird at
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