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(Russia Today)   The cobalt-60 hijackers admitted to hospital, give it glowing reviews   (rt.com) divider line 262
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2013-12-06 03:26:30 PM  
The atomic energy agency said the cobalt has an activity of 3,000 curries, or Category 1, meaning "it would probably be fatal to be close to this amount

I bet the Brits are laughing at this right now.  How much is that in doners?
 
2013-12-06 03:28:34 PM  
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2013-12-06 04:13:15 PM  

Sliding Carp: The atomic energy agency said the cobalt has an activity of 3,000 curries, or Category 1, meaning "it would probably be fatal to be close to this amount

of unshielded radioactive material for a period in the range of a few minutes to an hour."

FTFY
 
2013-12-06 04:37:10 PM  
Instant Karma.
 
2013-12-06 04:37:10 PM  
Adios, mofos.
 
2013-12-06 04:38:11 PM  
Karma's a biatch.
 
2013-12-06 04:39:21 PM  
"The two have serious health problems," said Hidalgo's under secretary of 'No shiat, Sherlock'"
 
2013-12-06 04:40:05 PM  
Laugh now, but just wait until they get superpowers.
 
2013-12-06 04:43:16 PM  
www.cityweekly.net
 
2013-12-06 04:43:25 PM  

Gastrointestinal (GI) syndrome: the full syndrome will usually occur with a dose greater than approximately 10 Gy (1000 rads) although some symptoms may occur as low as 6 Gy or 600 rads.

Survival is extremely unlikely with this syndrome. Destructive and irreparable changes in the GI tract and bone marrow usually cause infection, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance. Death usually occurs within 2 weeks.



It's fun because for a second around week 1 you think you're getting better. But you're still gonna die. The cells in your GI tract are dying.

Ugh.
 
2013-12-06 04:44:12 PM  
ENJOY YOUR SLOW AND AGONIZING DEATH FROM PROFOUND ATAXIA AND DEHYDRATION, RADIATION PEOPLE!

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-06 04:44:17 PM  
This would have been really bad news if they'd stolen the stuff on purpose, but it sounds like they had no idea what they had.

Here's the thing, though: once they started going through the back of the truck, wouldn't the cannisters with the cobalt-60 have been plastered all over with the international ionizing radiation symbol? It's not like they had no warning that opening those containers might have been a bad idea.
 
2013-12-06 04:44:57 PM  
thisisgettingold.net
 
2013-12-06 04:45:12 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Laugh now, but just wait until they get superpowers.


Don't be ridiculous. How many DC or Marvel superheros are from Mexico?
 
2013-12-06 04:45:40 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Laugh now, but just wait until they get superpowers.


Their white blood cells will divide faster and live longer than normal ones, which can only be good.
 
2013-12-06 04:47:15 PM  

Sliding Carp: The atomic energy agency said the cobalt has an activity of 3,000 curries, or Category 1, meaning "it would probably be fatal to be close to this amount

I bet the Brits are laughing at this right now.  How much is that in doners?


I think it would be safer being exposed to 3000 Ci of radioactivity than someone that had eaten 3000 curries in a row.
 
2013-12-06 04:47:15 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: This would have been really bad news if they'd stolen the stuff on purpose, but it sounds like they had no idea what they had.

Here's the thing, though: once they started going through the back of the truck, wouldn't the cannisters with the cobalt-60 have been plastered all over with the international ionizing radiation symbol? It's not like they had no warning that opening those containers might have been a bad idea.


This, and why was it so easy to hijack? It should have been under guard, secured, and labeled.
 
2013-12-06 04:48:19 PM  
A shocking number of trucks, cars and motorcycles in Mexico are going to be sporting "DANGER Cobalt-60" warning signs in the next few months.
 
2013-12-06 04:48:23 PM  
HAHAHAHAAHAAAAA!
 
2013-12-06 04:48:28 PM  
I assume this is karma at work.
 
2013-12-06 04:49:34 PM  

Sliding Carp: The atomic energy agency said the cobalt has an activity of 3,000 curries, or Category 1, meaning "it would probably be fatal to be close to this amount

I bet the Brits are laughing at this right now.  How much is that in doners?


The Plural of "Curie" is NOT a spicy Indian dish.Oh look, the EPA even has a page about it. Brain-dead editors are what's killing the news industry.
 
2013-12-06 04:50:04 PM  

JoieD'Zen: This, and why was it so easy to hijack? It should have been under guard, secured, and labeled.


Well, they got one out of three (the crate was labeled as radioactive material). Still it wasn't too smart to transport that thing through Mexico without armed guards.

Of course, it's not exactly safe to transport anything through Mexico without armed guards, radioactive or not.
 
2013-12-06 04:50:39 PM  

Jument: I assume this is karma at work.


Nah, Just Darwin striking again
 
2013-12-06 04:51:16 PM  
Here's your sign!

www.usciences.edu
 
2013-12-06 04:52:03 PM  
Story really needs an Obvious tag. I was figuring the Cobalt Kings would show up at a hospital at least by tomorrow if not today.
 
2013-12-06 04:54:29 PM  
Doctor, I cant get the night lights in Ward 3 to turn off.... Oh, Right, Never-mind.....
 
gja
2013-12-06 04:55:19 PM  
Truly, this was a self-punishing crime.
I would snark, "Well, they won't do that again" but that aint all they won't be doin.
In any case.....
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-06 04:55:34 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-06 04:56:31 PM  

Fubegra: JoieD'Zen: This, and why was it so easy to hijack? It should have been under guard, secured, and labeled.

Well, they got one out of three (the crate was labeled as radioactive material). Still it wasn't too smart to transport that thing through Mexico without armed guards.

Of course, it's not exactly safe to transport anything through Mexico without armed guards, radioactive or not.


Maybe this was a cheap method of disposal. Kind of like getting rid of your unwanted leased car by parking it in a bad neighborhood.
 
2013-12-06 04:56:48 PM  
What happens if they develop mutant Mexican superpowers?.
 
2013-12-06 04:57:41 PM  

Cpl.D: Instant Karma.


Well...72-hour delay karma (plus or minus).
 
2013-12-06 04:58:31 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Gastrointestinal (GI) syndrome: the full syndrome will usually occur with a dose greater than approximately 10 Gy (1000 rads) although some symptoms may occur as low as 6 Gy or 600 rads.

Survival is extremely unlikely with this syndrome. Destructive and irreparable changes in the GI tract and bone marrow usually cause infection, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance. Death usually occurs within 2 weeks.

It's fun because for a second around week 1 you think you're getting better. But you're still gonna die. The cells in your GI tract are dying.

Ugh.


Can doctors do poop therapy to try to save them? I am merely asking - not for their sake - but am just curious. Would be a neat way to survive exposure.
 
2013-12-06 04:59:37 PM  
Could have been worse, could have been Necron-99.
 
2013-12-06 04:59:52 PM  
i5.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-06 05:00:03 PM  
durbnpoisn.comli.com
 
2013-12-06 05:00:41 PM  

RocketCarHead: What happens if they develop mutant Mexican superpowers?.


Didn't we already had a mouse like that?
 
2013-12-06 05:00:44 PM  
Slow agonizing death is karma in overdrive...

As asshatty as they were for stealing the truck... they deserve punishment...

... I just don't think death is just for thievery.

... anyone who disagrees... I want to see receipts for all of your movies, music and computer software!

Or an extra straw from a fast food restaurant self serve counter so you could have one in your car?

If that straw was laced with cyanide would serve you right... right?
 
2013-12-06 05:01:55 PM  

hardinparamedic: ENJOY YOUR SLOW AND AGONIZING DEATH FROM PROFOUND ATAXIA AND DEHYDRATION, RADIATION PEOPLE!


I just re-read that in his voice
 
2013-12-06 05:02:11 PM  

RocketCarHead: What happens if they develop mutant Mexican superpowers?.


they would show up super extra late to everything.

/mexican time is real
 
2013-12-06 05:02:26 PM  

rooftop235: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Gastrointestinal (GI) syndrome: the full syndrome will usually occur with a dose greater than approximately 10 Gy (1000 rads) although some symptoms may occur as low as 6 Gy or 600 rads.

Survival is extremely unlikely with this syndrome. Destructive and irreparable changes in the GI tract and bone marrow usually cause infection, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance. Death usually occurs within 2 weeks.

It's fun because for a second around week 1 you think you're getting better. But you're still gonna die. The cells in your GI tract are dying.

Ugh.

Can doctors do poop therapy to try to save them? I am merely asking - not for their sake - but am just curious. Would be a neat way to survive exposure.


You seem to have a weird fixation with poop...
 
2013-12-06 05:02:37 PM  

RocketCarHead: What happens if they develop mutant Mexican superpowers?.


www.ciberpostales.com
 
2013-12-06 05:02:42 PM  

RocketCarHead: What happens if they develop mutant Mexican superpowers?.


The Six Million Peso Man
 
2013-12-06 05:03:24 PM  

rooftop235: Can doctors do poop therapy to try to save them? I am merely asking - not for their sake - but am just curious. Would be a neat way to survive exposure.


The doctors could always alternate fiber and magnesium citrate every 6 hours or so ... not sure if that would save them or not but it would definitely keep the GI tract "preoccupied".
 
2013-12-06 05:05:02 PM  

rooftop235: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Gastrointestinal (GI) syndrome: the full syndrome will usually occur with a dose greater than approximately 10 Gy (1000 rads) although some symptoms may occur as low as 6 Gy or 600 rads.

Survival is extremely unlikely with this syndrome. Destructive and irreparable changes in the GI tract and bone marrow usually cause infection, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance. Death usually occurs within 2 weeks.

It's fun because for a second around week 1 you think you're getting better. But you're still gonna die. The cells in your GI tract are dying.

Ugh.

Can doctors do poop therapy to try to save them? I am merely asking - not for their sake - but am just curious. Would be a neat way to survive exposure.


Sure, but you kinda need a working intestine too. No idea if they have done colon transplants.

/if they had no idea what they had, yeah, this punishment doesn't fit. If they knew, they are dumbfarks who deserve every twitch of pain.
//it's Mexico, so i can believe they didn't recognize the symbols. I'm not sure a kid in rural Alabama would be able to ID the nuclear warning sign.
 
2013-12-06 05:05:34 PM  
xria:

I think it would be safer being exposed to 3000 Ci of radioactivity than someone that had eaten 3000 curries in a row.

Someday, I really want to visit the UK.  I will stay as long as necessary, and  I will spend the entire time trying to eat every thing that has made it into the lexicon as a noteworthy British dish, especially those famous for drunk consumption.  I may not survive, but I'm sure I'll have enlightenment, so I'll have that going for me.

/'bacon sarnie'
//'curry'
///'doner kebab'
 
2013-12-06 05:05:38 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Laugh now, but just wait until they get superpowers.


Family Guy super powershttp://www.hulu.com/watch/45702
 
2013-12-06 05:05:39 PM  

stratagos: farkingismybusiness: Laugh now, but just wait until they get superpowers.

Don't be ridiculous. How many DC or Marvel superheros are from Mexico?


El Capitan Loco! He has the power of burning-hot hot sauce and instant Montizuma's revenge! Try to rob el banco? No señor, you're rolling on the floor crying because you got pure habanero oil in your eyes while simultaneously shiatting your pants.
 
2013-12-06 05:05:47 PM  
hard for me to jump on the karma train.  just seems like the death they are going to suffer is too much for the crime.

especially if the theft is related to poverty...which, when i was there, most of the theft was.  abject poverty.
 
2013-12-06 05:05:57 PM  

washington-babylon: Sliding Carp: The atomic energy agency said the cobalt has an activity of 3,000 curries, or Category 1, meaning "it would probably be fatal to be close to this amount

I bet the Brits are laughing at this right now.  How much is that in doners?

The Plural of "Curie" is NOT a spicy Indian dish.Oh look, the EPA even has a page about it. Brain-dead editors are what's killing the news industry.


Was going to say, no wonder they're dying, 1,500 curries apiece is a lot of food.
 
2013-12-06 05:06:56 PM  
My favorite part is how the Mexican government refuses to acknowledge that the theft of Cobalt-60 earlier this week is connected to the admission of 6 people to the hospital from Cobalt-60 exposure.
 
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