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Fukushima Radiation Now Equal To At Least 50 Chernobyls.

Feb. 6, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
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you sounded like you think "some" nuclear plants could be good choice, which they are not. never.

Not all nuclear power plants are the same, and I believe that there are some that we should seriously consider. Ideally, a fusion reactor could be produced soon that would meet our needs, but we have tech and have had for years that make meltdowns a non-issue with fission. Renewable sources are not suitable for base load power, and getting on with nuclear could mean the difference between meeting CO2 targets and watching the methane in the permafrost go a on a runaway feedback loop.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/demand-clean-energy-inspires-new-generation-innovate-nuclear-power/

Nanu Nanu

Feb. 7, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
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This is what we need. Plus ban grazing on Fed lands in US. Make critters for food more $$$$$$ less demand less methane.

getting on with nuclear could mean the difference between meeting CO2 targets and watching the methane in the permafrost go a on a runaway feedback loop.

But, time and money run out for nuclear revival

While China and India continue to press ahead with nuclear projects, both countries are putting ever-greater effort into renewables, which provide much quicker returns.

But hopes of a nuclear renaissance now appear to be a pipe dream. This is partly because western companies have apparently failed to design new nuclear power stations that can be built on time and on budget.

Delays of years in construction times, and the doubling of costs, are the new normal, while the prices of low-carbon alternatives, wind and solar, which can be deployed in weeks rather than decades, have continued to fall. It is now clear that solar farms and wind turbines produce cheaper power than new nuclear will ever be able to. In some cases even old nuclear stations are so costly to run that new wind and solar are cheaper.

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/

https://www.nap.edu/read/4912/chapter/1#ix

“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”

Joseph Goebbels

Feb. 8, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
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It's both an opportunity and a defensive maneuver: Sunshine-capturing technology has become so cheap, so quickly, that utilities are moving to preserve their core business against competition from household solar panels.

Whats shittier is when they lobby govt for subsidies and tax breaks that help them match the lower costs of solar.

To be fair, the cost of solar doesnt factor in the giant battery that people are using for free. You shouldnt be able to just run your meter backwards and forwards and net out to $0 each month. If you are, thats a smokin deal.

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Feb. 9, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
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the giant battery that people are using for free.

Didn't we pay for it by buying their power? Plus initial, inevitable taxpayer subsidies?

“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”

Joseph Goebbels

Feb. 9, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
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…You shouldnt be able to just run your meter backwards and forwards and net out to $0 each month. If you are, thats a smokin deal.

i know it would suck to not be enslaved. there is more than enough pow pow in the universe as is for us all. gawdamn hoarders stack bazillions and brainwash fools to not notice.

Feb. 10, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
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even higher levels in reactor 2:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201702100035.html

MTB-Freeride.TV

Feb. 11, 2017, 5:19 a.m.
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uh oh what do you know, we live the way that wind blow….

just good clean power, nuthn to see here folks.

https://www.rt.com/news/377025-fukushima-radiation-breaks-robot/

Feb. 12, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
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https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-01-19/scientists-clear-key-hurdle-building-more-powerful-stable-rechargeable-battery
I recall this being mentioned a few years back in a Renewable Energy thread or something.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/november/diamond-power.html

My biggest concern at the moment is why "we" are going to build another hydro dam.
In over two decades BCs electricity usage has increased 18%.

Ah fuck it. We're going to get another four years of Christie and the BC Libs making "BC great again"

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Feb. 12, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
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no linkie..who did the ndp even put together to run against her? i swear crea could organize better than that outfit.

Feb. 13, 2017, 2:39 a.m.
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https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-01-19/scientists-clear-key-hurdle-building-more-powerful-stable-rechargeable-battery
I recall this being mentioned a few years back in a Renewable Energy thread or something.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/november/diamond-power.html

My biggest concern at the moment is why "we" are going to build another hydro dam.
In over two decades BCs electricity usage has increased 18%.

Ah fuck it. We're going to get another four years of Christie and the BC Libs making "BC great again"

Maybe to sell it to California… since they may need a new dam soon.

protect tom mcdonald at all costs

Feb. 13, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
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https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-01-19/scientists-clear-key-hurdle-building-more-powerful-stable-rechargeable-battery
I recall this being mentioned a few years back in a Renewable Energy thread or something.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/november/diamond-power.html

My biggest concern at the moment is why "we" are going to build another hydro dam.
In over two decades BCs electricity usage has increased 18%.

Ah fuck it. We're going to get another four years of Christie and the BC Libs making "BC great again"

Maybe they'll sell us electricity cheaper?

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Nov. 22, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
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The Osaka Riots of 25 years ago depict the breakdown of modern society’s working class, a problem that has spilled over into national political elections worldwide as populism/nationalism dictate winners/losers. In Osaka 1,500 rampaging laborers besieged a police station (somewhat similar to John Carpenter’s 1976 iconic film Assault on Precinct 13) over outrage of interconnecting links between police and Japan’s powerful “Yakuza” or gangsters that bribe police to turn a blind eye to gangster syndicates that get paid to recruit, often forcibly, workers for low-paying manual jobs for industry.

That’s how TEPCO gets workers to work in radiation-sensitive high risks jobs. Along the way, subcontractors rake off most of the money allocated for workers, resulting in a subhuman lifestyle for the riskiest most life-threatening jobs in Japan, maybe the riskiest most life-threatening in the world.

Japan has a long history of assembling and recruiting unskilled labor pools at cheap rates, which is typical of nearly all large-scale modern industrial projects. Labor is simply one more commodity to be used and discarded. Tokyo Electric Power Company (“TEPCO”) of Fukushima Daiichi fame adheres to those long-standing feudalistic employment practices. They hire workers via layers of subcontractors in order to avoid liabilities, i.e. accidents, health insurance, safety standards, by penetrating into the bottom social layers that have no voice in society.

As such, TEPCO is not legally obligated to report industrial accidents when workers are hired through complex webs or networks of subcontractors; there are approximately 733 subcontractors for TEPCO. Here’s the process: TEPCO employs a subcontractor “shita-uke,” which in turn employs another subcontractor “mago-uke” that relies upon labor brokers “tehaishilninpu-dashi.” At the end of the day, who’s responsible for the health and safety of workers? Who’s responsible for reporting cases of radiation sickness and/or death caused by radiation exposure?

Based upon anecdotal evidence from reliable sources in Japan, there is good reason to believe TEPCO, as well as the Japanese government, suppress public knowledge of worker radiation sickness and death, as well as the civilian population of Fukushima. Thereby, essentially hoodwinking worldwide public opinion, for example, pro-nuke enthusiasts/advocates point to the safety of nuclear power generation because of so few reported deaths in Japan. But, then again, who’s responsible for reporting worker deaths? Answer: Other than an occasional token death report by official sources, nobody!

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/22/fukushima-darkness/print/


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Nov. 23, 2017, 12:53 a.m.
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The old feudal system that was used by the Japanese noble caste is still running very effectively, just under a different name. It really is amazing that Japan never really got the chance to rid itself of the feudal system. But then, no surprise.

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Nov. 23, 2017, 2:03 a.m.
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Semi related to the thread as the cause of the Fukushima and highly unlikely to be related to feudal systems of old... is an animated compilation of the 3/11 earthquakes over layed on a map. It's the months worth of EQ's. Shit literally pops off just after the 1:50 mark so start around 1:45.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSBjEvPH2j4

protect tom mcdonald at all costs

Nov. 24, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/24/fukushima-darkness-part-two/print/

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