AW: [ RadSafe ] New Your City Council meets on detectors
sjd at swcp.com
Wed Jan 30 18:48:46 CST 2008
I suspect that the subtlety of this will be lost on 99.99999 . . .
% of Homeland "Security" employees.
At 11:36 PM 1/29/08 -0500, Muckerheide wrote:
>Franz, Perhaps you can remove batteries while on the ground at JFK. After
>all: Is a doserate meter a doserate meter without a battery?
>on 1/29/08 5:30 PM, Franz Schönhofer at franz.schoenhofer at chello.at wrote:
> > Mike,
> > Thank you for this contribution. When the topic first came up on RADSAFE I
> > intended to comment, but then I thought I do not want to cause Syd Levine
> > unnecessary work to copy his usual comment that I am anti-US and send it
> > again....... But now I cannot resist any more.
> > I do not know who Peter Vallone is and for me it is not really clear,
> > whether the last sentence of the article "After all, if you let research
> > scientists and community groups do their jobs, the terrorists will have
> > already won." is an original citation of Peter Vallone or it is a cynical
> > comment by the journalist who wrote the article.
> > The problem I face and which I originally intended to post on RADSAFE
> is the
> > following:
> > On my travel I usually take a small and simple doserate meter with me.
> > Especially on my last trip to the Southwest where I was going to visit the
> > Trinity Site and former as well as operating uranium mines and uranium ore
> > processing plants. And sure it is funny to see the doserate rising when the
> > plane is climbing. I always use the (of course not accurate) doserates to
> > demonstrate, that people use airplanes extensively, but are afraid of the
> > lowest pSv from a nuclear power plant. On most of my visits to the USA I
> > head directly to the Southwest via Atlanta, which is the easiest connection
> > from Austria. But what to do in case I would travel via New York and such a
> > legislation would be in force? Would I be searched for such instruments and
> > if my doserate meter would be found I would go to jail or face some other
> > heavy punishment? Anybody able to explain what I would have to do if this
> > legislation was in force?
> > I have only one final word for comment: "Paranoia". Syd, now you can copy
> > your standard message to RADSAFE about me.
> > Best regards to all, especially those who had been able to keep a sense of
> > humor in these times so difficult for anything radioactive!
> > Franz
> > Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
> > MinRat i.R.
> > Habicherg. 31/7
> > A-1160 Wien/Vienna
> > AUSTRIA
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