Oregon’s GOP Chair wants to sprinkle nuclear waste from airplanes over the ocean and across America

August 16, 2013
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The Oregon Republican Party elected a new chairman last weekend. His name is Art Robinson, and Mother Jones has given us the goods, most of which is hilarious, until you realize that Robinson is dead serious. To build up our resistance to degenerative illnesses he wants to sprinkle radioactive waste from airplanes.

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Tim Murphy from Mother Jones reports:

 Robinson, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry, has marketed himself for the last three decades as an expert on everything from nuclear fallout to AIDS to climate science in the pages of a monthly newsletter, Access to Energy, which he published from his compound in the small town of Cave Junction.

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On nuclear waste: “All we need do with nuclear waste is dilute it to a low radiation level and sprinkle it over the ocean—or even over America after hormesis is better understood and verified with respect to more diseases.” And: “If we could use it to enhance our own drinking water here in Oregon, where background radiation is low, it would hormetically enhance our resistance to degenerative diseases. Alas, this would be against the law.”

Darn those governmental regulations which protect Americans from radioactive waste which is hazardous to life and the environment.

On diversity:

The white-male imbalance at his alma mater, Cal Tech, Robinson argued, was due to the fact that “its applicants are weighted toward those who seek severe, difficult, total-immersion training in science—an experience few women and blacks desire.”

(my bold)

Yes, what woman would strive for such an achievement. When we hear from our hard working co-admin again, who happens to be a scientist, we shall ask her about this.

Neil Degrasse Tyson could not be reached for comment.

You really have to check out the rest at Mother Jones.

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  • Andy

    His mother may have taken a bad drug during her pregnancy with him. In stead of limbs missing it was his brain.

  • Shanasmiles

    Considering that radioactive waste is an inorganic mutagen and not a virus or bacterium, there won’t be any ‘immunity’ to be had. He may have a PhD in ‘chemistry’ but I have a PhD in biology and our DNA repair mechanism isn’t perfect…challenging everyone with mutagens will only serve to dramatically increase the number of leukemia, osteosarcoma, and thyroid cancer patients. He’s also not considering what types of radiation are in radioactive waste (alpha, gamma, etc) or that they each have different tissue targets or that the half lives will mean constant (thousands of years) exposure to cesium residue but only a few hours to Tritium residue and what long term exposure will mean. Also, if these ‘dilution & dispersal’ events are repeated how will that affect the total concentration in an area over time? What will the teratogenic effects be on developing fetuses in gravid women exposed to radiological insult? This guy is a nutter extraordinaire. There is no homeopathic dilution scheme for mass inoculation against radioactive waste. His science is not sound. In fact, I wouldn’t even call it science. It’s more like one of those ‘ideas’ drunken college students come up with after taking an intro chem course and believing they are suddenly Pierre Curie.

  • mmaynard119

    You can cure cancer, but you can’t cure pure crazy. Rachel Maddow either had a slow news night or was in serious need of amusement.

  • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

    Dafaq is he smoking?

    • tiredoftea

      His own nuclear waste.

      • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

        He epitomizes republicans. Maddow quotes him. He blames her for the quote.

        • tiredoftea

          Shame on her for taping their conversation! Who does she think she is, the NSA?

          • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

            Friggin’ libtard journalists!

            • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

              and she laughs right to his face. glorious.

  • mea_mark

    It makes a lot more sense to eat yogurt and other fermented foods. His ideas sound like total lunacy. What does he really want to do, reduce the human population?

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

    Well he has a PHD in Chemistry so why are his ideas straight from a 5th grade science fair. Actually that’s an insult to those incredibly intelligent 5th grader’s. Essentially what he is proposing is a vaccine theory. You take some of the offending material (dead hopefully) and add it to a system (our bodies) that has the ability to both resist the foreign substance and build a tolerance.

    From the least scientific point possible – I don’t think this would work, diseases were naturally occurring in the body providing the same type of a genus for the body to fight, it’s not true foreign matter. Nuclear waste is manufactured, generated. Straight radioactive material from the earth in low enough doses, the body can fight (chemo) but a cooked manufactured residue? He’s crazy.

    So let’s dilute it and toss it in the Ocean, because nothing like weather anomaly’s could create a potential hazard here. Oh yeah, never mind I already read his thought on climate change. His remarks on AIDS/HIV just shows you how he plans to use science to support is anti-diversity claims. I hate people that use science for evil.

    • tiredoftea

      He should team up with Jenny McCarthy!

      • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

        Exactly and that nut job from Natural News. Evidently they can cure/fix/correct/prevent anything.

        • tiredoftea

          Well, death does that!

  • DannyEastVillage

    well, at least he’s in the right party.

  • juicyfruityyy

    We will die trying to build up our resistance to degenerative illnesses. Only thing that I ask is that they, run a test, and sprinkle it over his home first.

    • lobo214

      Sprinkle it on his cornflakes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Jackson/1469167177 Michael Jackson

    Who was he running against, a lamp post?

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