recall 2011

Is Your Fear of Radiation Irrational?

by Geoff Watts, Mosaic Science

Bad Gastein in the Austrian Alps. It’s 10am on a Wednesday in early March, cold and snowy – but not in the entrance to the main gallery of what was once a gold mine. Togged out in swimming trunks, flip-flops and a bath robe, I have just squeezed into one of the carriages of a narrow-gauge railway that’s about to carry me 2 km into the heart of the Radhausberg mountain.

Fifteen minutes later we’re there and I’m ready to enjoy what the brochures insist will be a health-enhancing environment. Enjoyment, of course, is a subjective term. The temperature inside the mountain’s dimly lit tunnels is around 40°C, and the humidity is 100 per cent. The sweat’s already begun to flow. More important, I’m breathing an atmosphere rich in radon.

Hang on… radon? That’s a radioactive gas. Yet here I am, without so much as a film badge dosimeter, never mind the protection of a lead apron, among a group of people who have paid to come to the Gasteiner Heilstollen (“healing galleries”) and willingly, even eagerly, undergo gruelling sessions in physical discomfort because of a much-contested theory that small doses of radiation are not just harmless, but act as a stimulant to good health.

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anonymous asked:

if it's not too much, can you explain what you meant with "do you want 2012 again? no? then shhh?"? I wasn't in the phandom that time and I have no clue what happened. sorry to bother xxxx

Hello! 

It’s fine! We all have to learn stuff from somewhere, and we can’t all be expected to know everything right away. 

Basically 2012 was when both Dan and Phil didn’t seem like themselves. They seemed more distant with each other and were uncomfortable while addressing their relationship (especially 2009). Things seemed manufactured and a lot more…protected. They were still themselves but there was just something off…you know? 

If I do recall, in 2011 a certain video was released which caused a hugeeee shit-storm. After that happened, Dan and Phil, but especially Dan, became very “anti-phan” and pretty defensive on the subject. Which is understandable…I would be too.

So basically, it was the lowest year for Dan and Phil in terms of being open, chill, and honest with us. This of course had quite an effect on the Phandom.

But 2k15 is the new 2009 as they say, so I’d say things have gotten better ;)

sorry that was a shit explanation but I hope I helped a bit ^_^

anonymous asked:

What have all your orock, nationals, and worlds placements been?

Oh lordy.

Oireachtas
2003 no recall
2006 19th
2007 8th
2008 7th
2009 injured didn’t dance
2010 16th
2011 13th? Or 11th? Can’t remember
2012 9th
2013 4th
2014 1st

Nationals
2007 no recall
2008 no recall
2009 injured didn’t dance
2010 47th
2011 no recall
2012 didn’t go because broke
2013 same
2014 5th

Worlds
2013 (or whenever Boston was) no recall
2014 didn’t go because broke
2015 6th

Some of those might be off but you get the idea

anonymous asked:

What have all your major championship placements been??

Oireachtas
2004: no recall
2005: no recall
2006: no recall
2007: no recall
2008: no recall
2009: 34th
2010: 11th
2011: 3rd
2012: 2nd
2013: 5th
2014: 2nd

Nationals
2008: withdrew due to injury
2009: 51st
2010: 11th
2011: 11th
2012: 27th
2013: 9th
2014: 3rd

All-Ireland’s 2008: no recall 2009: no recall

Worlds
2011: 27th
2012: 32nd (3 away from recall)
2013: 50th (no recall)
2014: 10th
2015: 8th

Can’t believe it’s been two weeks since what has to have been the highlight of my dancing career so far!

Took me until my fifth World to get a recall and its been hard work but finally got where I wanted to be and it was so worth it and you appreciate it so much more when you’ve gone from years of no recalls to start off with!

2005/06/07/08 - No recall
2010 -15th
2011 - 11th
2012 - 6th
2014 - 7th
2015 - 4th

Marta Orellana was a nine-year-old orphan when she was included in the experiments. In an interview with the Guardian in 2011 she recalled being forcibly examined by light-complexioned foreigners and a Guatemalan doctor in the orphanage infirmary.

“They never told me what they were doing, never gave me a chance to say no,” Orellana said “I’ve lived almost my whole life without knowing the truth. May God forgive them.”

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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/02/johns-hopkins-lawsuit-deliberate-std-infections-guatemala

During the experiments the following occurred:p>

Prostitutes were infected with venereal disease and then provided for sex to subjects for intentional transmission of the disease;
Subjects were inoculated by injection of syphilis spirochaetes into the spinal fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord, under the skin, and on mucous membranes;
An emulsion containing syphilis or gonorrhoea was spread under the foreskin of the penis in male subjects;
The penis of male subjects was scraped and scarified and then coated with the emulsion containing syphilis or gonorrhea;
A woman from the psychiatric hospital was injected with syphilis, developed skin lesions and wasting, and then had gonorrhoeal pus from a male subject injected into both of her eyes and;
Children were subjected to blood studies to check for the presence of venereal disease.