Previous 11 - 20 Next
The real test of the sincerity of a person who believes CO2 will warm the earth catastrophically is the type of solutions they propose. Nuclear power is clean, abundant and currently produces electricity cheaper than coal at an average in the USA of 2.4 cents / kwh. It is only expensive to build because of insanely high regulations that slow for years the approval of any new reactor, even those with identical designs on already approved sites. Check out James Hansen's testimony before congress. http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2014/20140417_MenendezQuestionsToHansen.pdf
??? I read Tom Sawyer a few times through as a boy. I also was exposed to porn. Of the two the quotes in this book are porn now Sawyer. Total fail.
Well written.
In response to:

Say 'No' to Bad Science

Think Freely Wrote: May 06, 2014 4:23 PM
Read Jim Hansen's reply to questions from Democrats about Global Warming and Nuclear power. He blames the Democratic party for obstructing building new Nuclear power http://atomicinsights.com/climate-activists-also-realistic-solutions/ I have much more respect for Climate scientists who propose actual solutions to increasing CO2.
Look how few people think this is an important issue.
Yes the life + 70 extension is horrible and a disney protection act. I have long been concerned about the use of copyright in the Christian Worship area. It strikes me as wrong in many ways that a local church in poor countries can literally be "stealing" while worshiping because there is no way for them to pay the royalties on the songs they sing.
Yes, this is exactly the problem.
In response to:

Demonizing the Helpers

Think Freely Wrote: Apr 30, 2014 4:38 PM
I really really don't believe we are outscored by Vietnam. I have spent time teaching in Vietnam and I really don't think their students match up to ours. I don't know how those numbers were reached but I guess their best students were the only ones measured.
In response to:

Demonizing the Helpers

Think Freely Wrote: Apr 30, 2014 4:33 PM
That does look like the motivation. All dressed up with the "expertise" and "authority" of the "educated." Not that I lack education,with both a Bachlor's and Master's degree. But even with advanced degrees I could not teach in schools in the USA because I don't have the "right" education. All teachers must go through the right schools to make sure they understand how to teach the curriculum developed for them.
One more point about the "waste." The materials in the waste are extremely valuable. The left over Uranium and Plutonium can be used as fuel in a fast breeder reactor. The other materials can be used for a large number of manufacturing uses. If a private company were actually allowed to sell the useful materials this would be much more valuable than a gold mine! check out the podcast if you are technically oriented. http://atomicinsights.com/the-atomic-show-106-nnadir-discusses-ruthenium-rhodium-palladium-plus-other-valuable-nuclear-wastes/
I agree that disasters need to be planed for. The NRC and the industry are working hard to make sure they do not loose another multi-billion dollar investment. I do think that Nuclear power should be held to the same standard as other fuel sources. Not a higher unique standard. That is to say, if it will kill you let's regulate it the same way. Currently deaths from Nuclear power are the lowest of any industry.
Previous 11 - 20 Next