[ RadSafe ] Liquid Cs-137

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Thu Dec 27 14:41:28 CST 2012

Well, Don, I am not really sure what you want to express and what you mean - 
sorry, but being a dumb European, who has not the sophisticated education of 
US pupils, I do not know Robert Shaw nor Doyle Lonnegan, nor "The Stining 
preg". Sorry for that, which shows again the superiority of the US in every 

What you call "being helpful" is just a synonym for taking responsibility 
and brain work from students, making them lazy regarding thinking and 
searching for solutions, because they can find solutions by asking their 
peers. This is not the kind of education we want to have in Europe. I have 
been in my previous lives both a teacher in a high school and an associate 
professor at an university, so believe me that I know what I talk about.

I have no information at hand about dose rate at inches or feet, nor meters, 
neither for Bq nor for Ci, the absolutely outdated unit of activity, which 
obviously only the USA adheres to, probably to show, that they are different 

Also this information can be easily retrieved in the internet.

Yes, I have and will help any collegue from another science, but not 
students who are to lazy or to silly to search for answers themselves.

With my best regards,


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:49 PM
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Liquid Cs-137

Franz said,

"I think that this "someone who wants to do radiation
research" could do this himself. If he (or she) is not able to do it I would
recommend you to terminate the contract or whatsoever."


"he or she should be able to search the internet for vendors
him or herself. There are enough of them in the USA. The other question for
me is, why you cannot give the same advice, being a Health Physicist?"

Well geeze, Franz, maybe it was because I was doing something we in the USA 
like to call, "being helpful". We 'Merkins help folks sometimes when we 
possess strengths that others doesn't have, like we did for Austria in WWII. 
We don't blow them off and tell them to help themselves.

The biologist didn't have health physics information like dose rate at a 
distance per Ci (Bq for you) close at hand like I do, or know of resources 
like RadSafe as I do. I can get the information he wants faster than he ever 
could. In addition, he's my customer and I strive to assist them any way I 

As Robert Shaw as Doyle Lonnegan in "The Sting" said, "Ya Folla?"

Have a blessed holiday all,

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