Back in April, Jeromie Williams wrote a post warning that, basically, radiation from Fukushima, Japan, is going to kill us all, so “You’re going to want to use every share button at the bottom of this article once you’re done reading, so get ready, it’s time to freak out.” You’re also going to want to buy a $350 water filtration system, from which Jeromie happens to get a $50 commission.
This, of course, is consistent with his usual pattern of posting sensationalistic and ridiculous bullshit on his sites in order to generate hits and ad revenue. As he has admitted, he’s a “hustler for pennies.”
His lies were spread far and wide and eventually added to a scaremongering e-mail. But there’s good news, too:
Jeromie isn’t getting away with this anymore.
You can read his comments for yourself, but basically, he concludes Jeromie’s post is just one lie after another. For example:
- There is no “Nuclear Medicine Department” at SGH.
- “The map that Jeromie Williams claimed shows the spread of radioactivity from Fukushima is precisely NOT THAT.”
- There is a scientific consensus that radiation from Fukushima represents no risk to the people of Japan, let alone North Americans.
Here’s his conclusion: “that e-mail is a lie. Jeromie Williams is a liar. The article he wrote is a lie, based on a fake map that he lied about. This is worse than playing the lottery. At least in a lottery, you have a shot at getting it right.”
UPDATE: Here’s more reaction to Jeromie’s lies, courtesy of this site:
…we should probably consider the source. When I dropped the first line of the article into Google, it came back as having originated with one Jeromie Williams. Who, apparently, is not exactly known for his honesty and who has other issues in his track record:
http://petpardonswatch.wordpress.com/about-pet-pardons/jeromie-williams/ – “Mr Williams is also known for his extremely hateful and bigoted comments about women, gays, and “ethnics” (e.g. aboriginals). He continues to spread lies and slander as the Managing Editor of the Pet Pardons News & Blog. Most recently, as noted here, he has violated Google News policy by publishing Cayr Ariel Wulff‘s hoax stories and inciting harassment and death threats against innocent people.”
I have a very hard time believing that this man’s ‘science’ is anything worth even bothering to investigate, let alone believe. He’s a fraud, an embezzler, a liar, and someone prone to threatening people who disagree with him.
I’m not really worried about anything he tries to claim is a threat.