* Posts by Gerald

6 posts • joined 12 Mar 2008

IAEA: Handling of Fukushima has been exemplary


Tea leaves radioactive?

Oh no. Just horrible. And diluting them with hot water? That'll just release all that radiation goodness!

BTW, I'll take a collection to go to Tokyo, tyvm. Consider any level of radiation thus far given have been less than the beaches of Brazil, I'm pretty certain I'll be OK.

And what if I'm not? It's not like you'll care. OTOH, what's the radiation level like where you live? Do you even know?



I'm a cheerleader

Why? Because of all the ways electricity is generated, nuclear has killed the least number of people.

Because people have used salt to destroy fields of rivals. (google it. It's a known way to kill the farm growth productivity of your enemies.)

Because there are people who happily live productive, healthy lives with background radiation 4-5 times as much as the worst background radiation present in Japan.

Because in output per square foot, there is no more productive way to provide large amounts of electricity.

Because contamination estimates are only numbers. They're scary to you because they're somehow big, but if they don't cause illness or death, they're just numbers.

Because nobody was flash-fried, it's all hunky-dory. Yes, *I* will say it. I'll stand by it, too.

All I ask from you is to quantify what you're upset about. Tell me how many people must die, be injured, etc. from nuclear for you to consider it unsafe. Tell me how to be able to count that number. Don't tell me about contamination. It doesn't matter if it's high, if nobody dies or gets sick.

Man says he lost $500,000 in virtual currency heist

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No, it isn't you giving your money away

It's money being extracted from you by force. I'm glad you're happy about paying. I'm sure if you didn't have to pay it, you'd be just as happy to pay it, too. They have places to do that. They're called charities. And they don't ask you to pay at the point of a gun.

Japanese gov makes Fukushima evac zone compulsory


Perspective, please?

Evidence of core melting = what to you? To mean it means that fuel ... melted. Nothing to see, here.

Water is completely harmless in small amounts. Being in the bottom of a swimming pool=dangerous. You could die in less than 10 minutes. Perspective: The evacuation zone is not the same as inside the reactor buildings. The authorities have already told us that the radiation levels are below what's considered normal, most everywhere, including most of the exclusion zone and even if they find a hot spot, they incredibly increase their radius from the plant, not the hotspot.

You scared-of-nukes are more scared of people than radiation? Point taken. Frankly, so are we.


Eh... So, what *is* the worse that can happen?

Quoted: "And long-term, nuclear power is not less dangerous than coal, oil, wind, solar, etc. It is immeasurably more risky and dangerous."

But based upon what? Quantify it for me. In what way is nuclear *more* dangerous long term? Or, because it's immeasurable, that it can't be measured, but surely -- nod, nod, wink, wink -- it's more. It.. it's just GOT to be!

As far as I can tell, the question about "What's the worst that could happen"? Is not answered, especially not from the people who are fretting about the worst that can happen, but being scared about the answer to that question is already worse than what has happened.

1&1 says sorry to one in ten


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