September 6, 2011
This is nice. I love pictures and this one is beautiful. Unfortunately, it is similar to the beauty of organisms on a microscopic slide that might very well be killing you.
This dispersed radiation on this graph is certainly doing you no good.
I recommend you look at the graph full size and get a grasp of the seriousness of the matter.
August 5, 2011
This disaster happened in March. Virtually everything you can think of went wrong and now, they fire people. I’m not impressed. Once it became obvious that the people in charge were grossly incompetent, it might have been better to fire them immediately than waiting for months for what is apparently a better political climate.
via 1 Real News
August 4, 2011
You weren’t aware that loans to build nuclear power plants were guaranteed by the federal government?
They had to, you see. No one would loan them money to build a plant because of the risk.
So, you might ask, “If the federal government did not guarantee the loans, would there be any nuclear power plants built in the United States from now on?”
You may resent the fact that if you decide to borrow some money to build a factory, a restaurant, a day-care center, etc., the government isn’t going to guarantee a dime of it.
That’s very small minded of you. Isn’t obvious that the nuclear industry though its exemplary safety record, environmental activism and continuing careful and cost free disposal of nuclear waste, has earned these enormous government subsidies? (Whoops, they don’t do any of that, do they? – Oh, well, it’s still obvious that they are deserving and you aren’t.)
Maybe you should get mad?
August 2, 2011
Just when you think the Fukushima crisis had finally been scrubbed from the news by various interest groups and the Japanese government, it comes roaring right back at you.
via National Post | News
July 26, 2011
Here are some new things (or old ones) to add to your worry list.
via Japan Nuclear Crisis
July 26, 2011
Predictable, I wonder why it took so long. As radiation is detected in larger and large amounts further and further away from the damaged nuclear plants, I guess things just started to get annoying. So, we’re just going to give all those nasty news agencies a good talking to!
via THE INTERNET POST
July 16, 2011
Okay, I agree it is ethical to make them and ethical to buy them. But are they in good taste? The only appropriate venue I can imagine for one is the wreckage strewn debris trail constituting my teenager’s bedroom.
Maybe you have a better idea, if so, please let me know.
July 16, 2011
Currently there is a great deal of admiration in the American business press for nations like China and Vietnam. They are great places to invest, we are told; and we are told this with great confidence. One of the reasons they are great places to put your business or your money is the lack of “uncertainty.” You see democracy is messy while human rights crushing totalitarian regimes are predictable. A democratic country might consider raising the minimum wage while a Chinese regime can assure companies that such a thing will never happen.
However, there are occasional down sides to totalitarian Communist societies however friendly they may be to American business. One of these downsides is that their ability to keep secrets means they can do unethical, bizarre or ridiculous things without hindrance. Of course, sometimes when a large nation does these things the results can last much longer perhaps for as far as humans can perceive.
Please enjoy the article.
via Sometimes Interesting
July 8, 2011
The President has tossed Social Security on the negotiating table. The new jobs report is a horror story worthy of Stephen King. Sometimes, you think the world is just going to pieces. Just when you think good news is impossible to come by, you get some (at least, I hope that is how it works).
Take a look at this. We can build a better energy future. We are already starting to do it.
via Climate Connections
July 8, 2011
This is fantastic. You should visit this site just to see the pictures.
Here, we take a trip into the past, one of the missile silos built in the early days of the Cold War.
What remains after fifty years underground of a Titan missile site?
Have a look!
P.S. I cannot give enough credit to the brave souls willing to go into the silo and get these pictures. This is very much a “dungeon and dragons” epic.
via Antennas To Heaven