I'd like to respond to this, merely out of respect for such an opinion contrary to the /. mantra of: "getting high moderation means insightful or interesting posts". Long long ago, when I started /. I was fascinated by the moderation system. However, I also read posts by people complaining only finding the real gems at -1 or 0 (I do not have the time nor inclination for such tasks).
Now having posted with karma bonus, and getting moderated down, just for posting sincere videos and articles, I see what those people _10_ years ago meant.
I'm not saying I know everything. In fact, I'd LOVE to get a contrary opinion to my links, which do include independent nuclear scientists and medical experts, as well as ordinary people with children STILL IN Fukushima. However, when the "discussion" is promptly moderated down to 0 or sometimes -1 (they didn't have the nerve this time), then it just stops. No. Exchange. Of. Ideas. Anymore. Period.
See the videos. It's absolutely amazing: Japan is handling its nuclear crisis hundred times WORSE than Russians did Chernobyl. Something to think about while the media and politicians cheer on Japanese "efficiency".
My .sig also explains perfectly WHY /.ers have such problems with contrary opinions and free exchange of ideas. It's pretty sad really, thinking how highly intellectual they think of themselves. Myself, I do not have all the answers, but I know I have experienced enough to see that /. and mainstream do not have it either, and that you have to dig quite thoroughly in the unknown to find anything new. Yes, there's alot of mud and superstition, but there's gems also, and often, it's hard to know which is which.