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Posted by feww on April 21, 2013
Posted by feww on March 25, 2010
Early Spring Quotes
Formation of Matter, Evolution of Homo Erectus, Alberta Tar Sands, Bill Gates and Yucca as nuclear waste dump
The Evolutionary Necessity of Homo Ignoramus x2
Formation of matter would not have occurred without antimatter as a byproduct; homo erectus could not have evolved as homo sapiens sapiens without homo ignoramus ignoramus (hi2) also branching off!—Ian H. a contributor
Yucca Mountain as a Nuclear Super Hazard
“It is critical here that the DOE follow the will of Congress … Taxpayers have already spent more than $10 billion on Yucca Mountain, compiling 20 years of data that inform us that this is the best choice to securely store tons of nuclear waste. Keeping waste scattered across the country, or in the case of Washington State at Hanford, is no longer an option. We have a solution to this problem and we must move forward.” —Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
“I will do all I can to make sure some funding goes to defend the Yucca Mountain license application this year,” Rep. John Spratt (D-SC), chairman of the House Budget Committee.
“We need energy miracles”
“There are fortunately dozens of companies [producing energy, but] we need it to be hundreds… It’s best if multiple [companies] succeed because then you can use a mix.” —Bill Gates, the great software monopolist calling for diversity and competition in the energy industry.
“We need energy miracles,” Gates said, as his start-up nuclear company TerraPower, and Japan’s transistor-radios-come-washing-machines-maker Toshiba enter a new phase of negotiation on the so-called traveling-wave reactor.
The Magic of Gallup Polls: U.S. Support for Nuclear Power Climbs to New High of 62%
- Says who?
- “Says Gallup, of course.”
- And how many people did they GALLUP?
- “Results are based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,014 national adults, aged 18 and older, conducted March 4-7, 2010. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.” Gallup said.
- What if their random method was corrupted without GALLUP knowing? Let’s face if they can fix the result of Presidential elections …
GALLUP Bottom Line
“Last year, Gallup documented a significant increase in support for nuclear power, and that upward trend has continued this year. Although President Obama has announced his support for increased use of nuclear power, Republicans remain significantly more supportive than Democrats.” GALLUP said.
FIRE-EARTH Bottom Line: Gallup polls work miracle. Don’t start up a nuclear business without them!
Albert Tar Sands and a Deranged Minister
Ron Liepert, minister of energy for government of Alberta, and the international conspiracy theorist, gestures during the Oil sand Summit in Calgary, Alberta, March 23, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Jack Cusano. Image may be subject to copyright.
“I’m not talking specifically the U.S., I’m talking internationally. The environmental agenda is being driven for reasons that are greater than just global warming,” Liepert said at the Reuters Canadian Oil Sands Summit in Calgary.
The “vast, vast majority” of Americans don’t give a damn where their oil comes from, he said.
“And why should they? As long as the factories are running and cars can fuel up, why would they be all that interested or concerned?”
“My observation is that it starts in California and seeps eastward. If several states start to take action, you’re going to have many of the other states follow suit. In many ways, I think the state barriers are more of a threat than a national barrier.”
“My view is a moratorium is the first step toward getting things shut down,” he said, adding that he considers each year of a moratorium as one year of “zero production.”