As many of you probably know, I recently wrote a piece titled “Electromagnetic Warfare Training coming to Washington Coast and Rainforests”.
The post, written as a request from numerous concerned friends and followers, contained much unneeded hyperbole. This fueled flames of mistrust and create a level of panic I honestly had no idea my blog could cause.
The main section of unnecessary hyperbole, and inflammatory comment that I retract reads,
According to the reports linked above, 15 minutes of exposure from the radiation can severely damage the eyes and other sensitive skin. If this level of radiation can cause harm to people over 15 minutes, what exactly will it be doing to the birds and large mammals in the region? What is it going to do to the millions of pounds of slugs, spiders, bees and other small creatures? While many may feel this is needed, maybe it is time to rethink our entire way of life. Instead spending the 11.5 million dollars on this radiation-filled warfare training project, why don’t we take that money and use it on something longer lasting than piece of mind until the next technological advancement?
This hyperbole was my playing on an comment when I said I wasn’t an expert and that maybe I had seen one too many episodes of the X-Files. It was never my intention for the section above to be taken as seriously as it was and I sincerely apologize for any and all stress, anger and emotional reactions it may have caused.
I strive to bring you the best of the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park. Please accept this post as a sincere apology.
Douglas Scott of Exotic Hikes