[ RadSafe ] Re: Radiation Hormesis

stewart farber radproject at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 28 22:38:08 CST 2007

Hi all,
Regarding Barbara's post below about the duck cartoon, sometimes you know 
you're not in a fair fight and that you're going to get "ducked".

Happy New Year

Stewart Farber
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> Syd's comment below reminded me of my Administrative Law Class in law
> school.  My professor, in introducing agency adjudications, asked the 
> class  if we
> remembered the cartoon with Elmer Fudd facing off with Daffy Duck in a 
> boxing
> ring, and as the camera pans back, we see that the referrees are ducks, 
> and
> that the reporters are ducks, and the judges are ducks, and then that the
> whole audience are ducks.  We all laughed, and then he said, if you ever 
> have an
> adjudication before the EPA, remember, you are Elmer Fudd, everyone else
> there will be ducks.
> It got the point across.
> Barbara
> In a message dated 12/28/2007 11:26:38 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> syd.levine at mindspring.com writes:
> Congress  merely says regulate some particular activity, and EPA is 
> charged
> with  developing the administrative law to accomplish same.  Worse yet, if
> the agency decides you have violated some provision of this voluminous
> administrative law, you get the dubious honor of having the matter
> adjudicated before an "administrative law judge", generally an employee of
> the agency that promulgated the regulation to begin with.  If you  ever do
> get to see a "real" judge, deference will be given to the agency (  a nice
> way of saying what you say will not  matter).
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