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Photographer of atomic bomb destruction dies at 96
ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/18/05 | AP

Posted on 12/18/2005 9:12:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge

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Cameraman Daniel McGovern prepares to begin documenting the destruction after the drop of the Atomic Bomb.

http://www.icommag.com/may-2002/production-news.html

1 posted on 12/18/2005 9:12:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

R.I.P. I assume the radiation didn't kill him.


2 posted on 12/18/2005 9:14:38 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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Note that AP threw in cancer to imply exactly that.


3 posted on 12/18/2005 9:18:39 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: NormsRevenge
I remembering hearing that the generals insisted on cameramen - the troops felt safer, if the idiot with the camera was filming...

can't place the quote, though. oh, well.

4 posted on 12/18/2005 9:18:39 AM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: NormsRevenge; SandRat; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Neil E. Wright
R.I.P
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5 posted on 12/18/2005 9:22:22 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: ncountylee
Note that AP threw in cancer to imply exactly that.

Go figure. The guy lives to be 96 and radiation killed him. Amazing.

6 posted on 12/18/2005 9:27:22 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: ncountylee

The ray's probably zapped the bad bugs out. 96 good for him.


7 posted on 12/18/2005 9:27:28 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: peyton randolph

Well, the mineral waters with higher radiation levels were used for medicinal baths. So who knows - radiation might be even good, if applied judiciously and taken in moderation.


8 posted on 12/18/2005 9:35:58 AM PST by GSlob
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To: NormsRevenge

To me, this image is what comes to mind every time the President or one of the Mullahs speak from Iran. The bomb can never be a "toy" for Islamists.

9 posted on 12/18/2005 9:36:08 AM PST by JimSEA (America cannot have an exit strategy from the world.)
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To: ncountylee

Without all that radiation giving him cancer, the poor guy might have lived to 97.


10 posted on 12/18/2005 9:58:49 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Without all that radiation giving him cancer, the poor guy might have lived to 97.

Even at the epicenter of political correctness called UCLA...
the Radiaion Safety office would admit in their lectures that
exposure to low-levels of radiation appears to actually increase
life-span in lab animals.
11 posted on 12/18/2005 10:01:31 AM PST by VOA
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"Without all that radiation giving him cancer, the poor guy might have lived to 97."
Nah. Were he not irradiated, he'd be 120 long ago.
12 posted on 12/18/2005 10:05:23 AM PST by GSlob
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To: peyton randolph

When I was in graduate school, a number of the older professors
(some educated on the GI Bill post WWII and Korea) had done
stints
at places like Rocky Mountain Arsenal, slinging radio-isotopes in
amounts that would send any sane person running for a very deep cave.

BUT...it was their fellow professors from depts. of Art or PoliSci that would
drop by to say "Well, I'm dying of cancer".

From what I could tell, it was far more dangerous to have a life of
wine, women, song and cigarettes...than pipetting radio-isotopes.


13 posted on 12/18/2005 10:05:46 AM PST by VOA
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The radiation took a couple of months off. He surely would have lived to 96 1/2.


14 posted on 12/18/2005 10:08:24 AM PST by glorgau
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To: VOA

I heard that recently about home radon.
More lung cancer maybe, but less other stuff.


15 posted on 12/18/2005 10:08:51 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: ncountylee

If the cause of death had not been reported, we'd be wallowing in speculation. It's basic reporting to give the "Why". I just wish the AP and other MSM would be consistent with it.


16 posted on 12/18/2005 10:11:19 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: VOA
From what I could tell, it was far more dangerous to have a life of wine, women, song and cigarettes.

I went to the wrong poli sci school for undergrad. A few profs smoked, but wine, women and song were nonexistent. Some of the Peace Studies womyn would bare their breasts in protest every once in a while. /shudder/

17 posted on 12/18/2005 10:12:14 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: ncountylee
Note that AP threw in cancer to imply exactly that.

I disagree. Most stories about the dead will almost always name the cause of death. Besides, it's no secret that atomic bombs put out lots of contamination in the form of radiation. The fact is, no one will probably ever know if being in that area after the fact, was the cause of his death, many years later.

18 posted on 12/18/2005 10:12:36 AM PST by Jigsaw John
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Image hosted by Photobucket.com they must of been torn between radiation and smoking since the picture in #1 sure looks to me like he's holding a cigarette in his hand... but the LSM isn't bias though. 8^)
19 posted on 12/18/2005 10:13:25 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: glorgau
The radiation took a couple of months off. He surely would have lived to 96 1/2.

Heard the same thing about George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) and his cigars.

20 posted on 12/18/2005 10:14:00 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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