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Our afternoon guest columnist is WND publisher and mustache-wax hoarder Joseph Farah.

The Boy Scouts’ motto says it all: “Be Prepared!”

But in an era in which the threats to your safety include mass acts of terror, suicide bombers and potential nuclear and biological attacks, it’s easy to feel that in some situations, no amount of preparation will make the slightest bit of difference.

Actually, even amid such catastrophic circumstances, the smallest act of preparation could make all the difference for you and your loved ones. Through a tiny but powerful technological device, you can accurately and instantly measure if you’ve been exposed to radiation and know whether you need to seek medical treatment.

It’s non-electrical, no bigger than a postage stamp and nestles nicely in your wallet. Best of all, will give you one of these items valued at $8 for FREE. Right now — but only for a limited time — whenever you order a non-subscription product from the WND Superstore, (Items $1 or less are exempt, and there’s a one-per-person limit), we’ll give you a free RADSticker.™

“Why resign yourself to the notion that in the event of a nuclear disaster — accidental or intentional — you and your family must perish?” asks Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND. “As I’ve written before, as devastating as radiation is, it actually dissipates quickly, often within the first 24 hours. Beyond the blast, essential to survival is being able to immediately ascertain the radiation risk levels and determine what medical treatment — if any — you would need. There’s nothing that you can carry on your person that accomplishes this feat quite like this amazing little device.”

Rad idea! All Americans will clamor for this in nuke disaster [WND]

Hey, alright! A “You’re Fucked” card! Handy!

If it’s anything like the little CO detector cards some people put in their airplanes, it’s completely worthless — those CO cards only visibly darken by the time you’re already half-dead from carbon monoxide, and likely so stupid that you wouldn’t act on that information anyway. Any radiation detector sensitive enough to be useful would be halfway clouded by background radiation by the time you’d actually want to read it.

Uranium found in nearby ground water has nothing to do with Los Alamos National Laboratories being upslope. Nothing.

Half life of plutonium = 24100 years
Half life of Uranium 235 = 700 million years

Half life doesn’t mean that it’s not THERE.

Despite the fact that a lot of the fallout “dissipates”, it’s still there and the worst are the residual alpha emitters when ingested are more of a killer than gamma radiation.

I’d almost like to take these WND idiots to Chernobyl and have them sample the food for a year.

this was in our newsgroups today.
it sounded to geeky to follow up on. could they be related?

The Sun is changing the rate of radioactive decay, and breaking the rules of chemistry

The Sun is changing the supposedly constant rates of decay of radioactive elements, and we have absolutely no idea why. But an entirely unknown particle could be behind it. Plus, this discovery could help us predict deadly solar flares.

It’s one of the most basic concepts in all of chemistry:

@flippin eck:

perhaps silicon 32 looked around and said. “why the fuck do I have to decay at some set rate, anyway?”

makes sense to me.


hey, I celebrated labor day yesterday! isnt that great. I thought it was the holiday so I stayed home. I didnt call work or anything.

the good thing is we have this flexible work thing so its not a really big deal but, still, its weird to be out from work and no one notices.
well, thats not true. the people in my room knew. they just thought it was funny.

@Capt Howdy: “I am not a decay rate! I am a free electron!”

@Capt Howdy:

I think that is hilarious as well.


“If you have to have a half-life then you have no life at all!”

@Capt Howdy:

It smells a lot like pseudoscience to me, and Discover Magazine seems to feel the same way. I’d be a lot more interested if the result was being published in a peer-reviewed journal instead of in a conference proceeding and on arXiv.

BTW, apparently Fischbach was also involved in some of the “fifth force” stuff that was popular in the ’80s: linky

ADD: WTF is wrong with the people who put up websites for physics conferences? This would have been acceptable when the web was just a bunch of geeks at CERN, but it’s 2010 FFS people! :)

@”I’m a free radical, look at my unpaired electron!”

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