[ RadSafe ] Wag the dog

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 11 20:58:40 CST 2008

  Well stated.

Jeff Terry <terryj at iit.edu> wrote:
  When faced with self-preservation, some will stand and fight, some 
will run, and some will capitulate.

Rational people can disagree when ones self-preservation is 
threatened. Rational people can disagree with the choice of action.

If you don't like the group charged with making this decision for the 
United States of America, there are two possibilities. One, if you are 
a citizen of the United States you can vote for another group of 
people to make this decision. Second, whether or not you are a citizen 
of the United States, you can try to overthrow the group of people who 
currently make this decision.

Arguing against current U. S. policy on RadSafe, will help you 
accomplish neither of the two possibilities. Arguing for current U. S. 
policy on RadSafe, will not help you to keep the current policies in 

As tired as I am already of this thread, I am thankful that there are 
those out there that have ensured our ability to have this 
conversation, including those sent to die by the representatives, 
senators, and presidents that I have voted for over my lifetime.

Ultimately, I, others who vote, and maybe even more importantly those 
that don't vote are accountable for the policies of my government as 
we still have the freedom to choose those who make this decision in 
our stead.

So John, I hope that answers your question of who is accountable and 
who should be held accountable.


On Feb 10, 2008, at 2:15 PM, John Jacobus wrote:

> In times of war, old men send young men to die. And who will be 
> held accountable?
> -- John
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-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
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