And the House will push for us to come in on Russia’s side. Fuck that. Fuck Putin. Fuck Russia. Fuck their supporters.Ishmael said:
Putin might have to lay off a few more Republican senators to afford that.
Getting a majority of Republican senators elected is the single clearest path for Putin to capture more of Ukraine. There are already a couple of dozen of them who are chomping at the bit to slow/stop US armament shipments to Ukraine.
Potassium iodide (KI) is a type of iodine that is not radioactive and can be used to help block one type of radioactive material, radioactive iodine (I-131), from being absorbed by the thyroid.<nerd warning>
Radioactive iodine is a fission product generated inside operating nuclear reactors. In the event of a reactor accident, radio-iodine may be released to the environment. If inhaled, it bioaccumulates in the thyroid. If a release of radio-iodine is anticipated, stable iodine may be administered to the local population. The stable iodine accumulates in the thyroid leaving no room for additional radioactive iodine, thus reducing the amounts of radio-iodine retained in the thyroid and reducing the overall radiation dose consequences.
Radio-iodine is relatively short lived. It is NOT present in significant quantities in spent nuclear fuel. Within a short time of removal from the reactor, the radio-iodine decays away. Therefore any allegation of providing "iodide pills" as related to a "waste storage facility" is absurd.
And by the way, a nuclear waste storage facility will have all kinds of radioactive waste: cleaning materials, old parts and components, mops and brooms, clothing, used oil, construction material, etc. There is more to radioactive waste than just used fuel.
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and works about as well as ... duck and cover ..Potassium iodide (KI) is a type of iodine that is not radioactive and can be used to help block one type of radioactive material, radioactive iodine (I-131), from being absorbed by the thyroid.
In some radiation emergencies, usually nuclear power plant accidents, radioactive iodine may be released into the environment and enter the body through breathing or eating it. This is known as internal contamination. When the thyroid absorbs high levels of radioactive iodine, it can increase the risk of thyroid cancer in infants, children, and young adults many years after exposure. The thyroid is a gland in the neck that plays an important role in many body functions.
Should we lie down and put paper bags over our heads?and works about as well as ... duck and cover ..
or that other great one
put your head between your legs
then forgetting to add .. and kiss your ass goodbye
it's an almost placebo and that's all
works .. but not to any meaningful degree