[ RadSafe ] Gurke? Nein danke
frantaj at aecl.ca
Tue Jun 7 08:48:48 CDT 2011
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This cucumber episode would lend itself well to some amusing photoshop work, in combination with photos from various Greenpeace publicity stunts, such as the one below.
I have created a few such photoshoped images in the past, with one or two posted on a popular facebook web site that I created a little over a year ago (mostly French language, currently 440 subscribers) :
If anyone knows of a good source of photos from recent Greenpeace publicity stunts, I would appreciate them letting me know -- please reply OFF-LINE at frantaj<at>aecl.ca
Thanks in advance.
Greenpeace blocks nuclear waste transport
(AP) - 07/06/2011
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Greenpeace activists say they are blocking a train carrying nuclear waste from a Dutch power station to a reprocessing plant in France.
Activist Ike Teuling says the environmental group has driven a truck across rail lines being used by a train transporting the waste from the Borselle nuclear power station in the southern Dutch province of Zeeland through Belgium to La Hague in northern France.
Teuling said four Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the truck being used in Tuesday morning's blockade.
EPZ, the company that operates the Borselle nuclear power plant, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Sent: June 1, 2011 6:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Gurke?Nein danke
To all RADSAFErs who do not speak either German or Swedish:
"Gurke? Nein danke!" is German and means "Cucumber? No thank you!" This sentence is really brilliant because it refers to stickers and buttons spread everywhere in Europe (in different languages) in the seventies and eighties saying "Nuclear power? No thank you!".
The background is the following: Since the Fukushima events cannot raise any more the adrenalin level of consumers of mass media there had to be a new enhancer found. This is now the "Spanish cucumber". They were without any known facts made responsible for containing certain bacteria, which can be deadly for weak persons and actually there were cases of death in Northern Germany The authorities have tested now two or three cucumbers (what an excellent statistic!) and found some Escherichia colii of course, but not the dangerous variation! Now the average people are afraid of consuming not only vegetables from Spain, but from everywhere and the industry is suffering terrible losses. According to newspapers the consumption of vegetables has gone down in Austria by 78 %. BTW the Spanish vegetables have been declared to have been grown " biologically". This part of the industry (yes it is in fact an industry!) suffers even higher losses. I found in one Austrian newspaper the ter
m "Killer Cucumber".
Looking at the behaviour of people I have certain suspicions on the value of "democracy" - one person, one vote.
Hope this helps to understand the background.
---- Bjorn Cedervall <bcradsafers at hotmail.com> schrieb:
> This button was created last night?
> No one seems to have died from acute radiation effects following the Fukushima events.
> 14 people (?) this far have died from the cucumbers...
> Note that you can vote on the button if you wish to do so.
> My personal initiative only,
> Bjorn Cedervall bcradsafers at hotmail.com
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