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New York City to ban private geiger Counters.
Saturday February 02, 2008 16:35 by ipsi
"From my dead glowing hands"
The NYPD whom you quite probably have seen on television have lobbied successfully to propose a municipal law "to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permits for biological, chemical and radiological detectors." The Council Members proposing it are Vallone Jr., Addabbo Jr., Comrie, Fidler, Gentile, Nelson, Recchia Jr., Stewart and White Jr. (by request of the Mayor). You might have seen him on telly too, in fact you might have seen his telly station, his name is Bloomberg.
Their argument is that allowing the general public to use geiger counters & other bio- chem- or general WMD detectors may, will, does or perhaps did cause PANIC. They don't like panic. They like orderly queues & heroic administrations who chose to HQ their emergency services on a 23rd floor of a building leased by a party donor slap bang next to the World Trade Centre despite that bit of Manhatten being considered a "target" & the idiocy of clambering up 23 floors of stairs in a power outage.
geiger Counters are not the only useful thing covered by the proposed legislation. Air quality equipment which would allow concerned neurotic hypochondriac woody allen on asthma inhaler types to identify toxic micro-particles are also to be "closely supervised". Of course that type of equipment in private hands led people to all sorts of "asbestos fallout" on indymedia NYC by september 13 & then before you knew it Fire Fighters were suing. They don't like people suing.
Last Mayor Guliani who quit the Republican Presidential nomination race this week as a heroic loser didn't like fire fighters pointing out his heroics were utter crap built on the lives of emergency services who deserved proper management & preparation.
"........Giuliani had sited New York City's Emergency Operations Center right in the World Trade Center complex, despite the fact that it had been bombed before, in February 1993. The EOC, meant to be the city's main command-and-control center in the case of a terrorist attack or other major disaster, opened in 1999 in 7 World Trade Center, directly across the street from the Twin Towers. It was on the 23rd floor, and effectively required working elevators to access. The huge, state-of-the-art, $13m center was evacuated at 9:30am on the morning of September 11, and reduced to rubble when 7 WTC collapsed late that afternoon. It took several hours for the mayor and his emergency management staff to set up a makeshift command center further away from Ground Zero.
At the time of the EOC's construction, the mayor had been challenged by members of the City Council because of its high cost - $1.4m a year, payable to Larry Silverstein, the billionaire developer who was a major Giuliani campaign contributor. Many others had questioned its location. A site across the river in downtown Brooklyn was suggested by the mayor's own Emergency Management chief, Jerry Hauer, who said it was "not as visible a target as buildings in Lower Manhattan." (In recent TV talkshow wars on the subject, Giuliani has blamed Hauer for the choice of 7 WTC - but Hauer says Giuliani insisted on a location he could walk to from City Hall.........."
you might remember him being all heroic walking out of the big cloud of toxic dust.
I assure you the authorities of NYC now under Bloomberg are no different.
You can't see it - you don't Panic about it.
If it's going to kill you - your'e going to die anyway.
the proposed legislation :-
some local NYC thoughts -
geiger counters have had a few mentions on the newswire over the years. I have encouraged ye to get one before, I thoughtfully suggest you do again before this "permit" thing spreads throughout the US style world to your UK nuke downwind local corner of Eire or wee Norn Iron.