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    Re: US Domestic Energy / Energy policy

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapc...pt=T1&iref=BN1

    Looks like they're gonna try being honest for a change.


    Japanese authorities Tuesday "provisionally" declared the country's nuclear accident a level-7 event on the international scale for nuclear disasters -- the highest level -- putting it on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.


    As another election draws near; the G.O.P. are yet again filled with a stupid confidence that the they will win the White House. What they don't realize about people like Trump, Carson, and Cruz is that their rhetoric only resonates within an echo chamber, but not the American people. They live in an illusion of falsehood and distorted truth and only seek information and opinions that confirm these beliefs and instantly reject anything that contradicts them because only their opinions matter. Their notion of freedom is freedom for themselves and those alike to them, but not the rest of the country which has changed.
    These are the reasons why the G.O.P is set to lose in 2016. And when that happens, rest assured that they will have myriad of conspiracy theories blaming everyone and everything from the liberal media, to Oprah, to welfare moms, and pretty much everyone but their own disgusting selves.



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    I'm pro-nuclear, but Gizmodo did something kind of interesting today.

    Considering that Japan has widened the quarantine zone to 80km - they showed what effect an 80km quarantine zone would happen if it was put in effect on the nuclear power plants nearest Los Angeles and Chicago. So I did it with the ones nearest me.

    I am within an 80km range of one of the four nuclear plants in the Chicagoland region. There are two nuclear power plants in Wisconsin. They are oddly enough, right next to each other (but still considered separate plants) and they are are further than 80km from me.

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    Re: US Domestic Energy / Energy policy

    I live about 40 Km (25 miles) as the radioactive crow flies from this nuclear power station complex.

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    Nuclear power really doesn't bother me. One of the two plants in Wisconsin offers free tours to the public daily. I should go sometime, I think it would be cool.

    And at the current political climate for nuclear energy in the world today, it may be closed before long!

    I mean, you have Italy and Germany talking about the possibility of being "post-nuclear" countries. Yuck.

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    Re: US Domestic Energy / Energy policy

    I can see a nuke plant from my house. Doesn't particularly bother me.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keven View Post
    I'm pro-nuclear, but Gizmodo did something kind of interesting today.

    Considering that Japan has widened the quarantine zone to 80km - they showed what effect an 80km quarantine zone would happen if it was put in effect on the nuclear power plants nearest Los Angeles and Chicago. So I did it with the ones nearest me.

    I am within an 80km range of one of the four nuclear plants in the Chicagoland region. There are two nuclear power plants in Wisconsin. They are oddly enough, right next to each other (but still considered separate plants) and they are are further than 80km from me.
    I see the water vapor from Byron every clear day on the drive to work. On a really good day you can see it from the north side of Janesville. There's also a pretty nice golf course outside Byron with excellent views of the cooling towers.

    Apparently since it isn't a public utility, I never seem to see the reactor at UW-Madison on any of the maps covering nuclear facilities. That one would be right at the edge of the 80km radius for me. I was somewhat closer while getting my BSME there. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myv65 View Post
    I see the water vapor from Byron every clear day on the drive to work. On a really good day you can see it from the north side of Janesville. There's also a pretty nice golf course outside Byron with excellent views of the cooling towers.

    Apparently since it isn't a public utility, I never seem to see the reactor at UW-Madison on any of the maps covering nuclear facilities. That one would be right at the edge of the 80km radius for me. I was somewhat closer while getting my BSME there. LOL.
    Crap, I forgot UW-Madison had that nuclear reactor. It's a real small one if I recall.

    I wonder why that isn't on any official Department of Energy charts. Educational reactors must be exempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keven View Post
    Crap, I forgot UW-Madison had that nuclear reactor. It's a real small one if I recall.

    I wonder why that isn't on any official Department of Energy charts. Educational reactors must be exempt.
    They even have their own web site. I only actually saw the reactor area once, and that was as a high school student visiting the university during an Engineering Expo day.

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    Your EPA hard at work scoring regulatory impact on jobs.. except when it's not.. but it does.. but not really.. but really.. but again no.. but yes.. and no. Oh.. just watch the video..

    Video: EPA not scoring regulatory impact on jobs



    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    ^^^ It makes my freakin' head spin. I just don't get it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    ^^^ It makes my freakin' head spin. I just don't get it anymore.

    You’re not supposed to understand socialism. That’s why so many people are fooled into believing it’s a viable form of government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter View Post
    Your tax dollars hard at work putting Americans to work at new and innovative projects.

    Are Americans ever going to pick up that the lady who dumps the trash is more qualified than experienced politicians to run this country? That's because she has way more idea of what's involved to make things work, make ends meet and has the integrity to buy her own groceries.

    I'm sorry- people around here b*tch, b*tch, and b*tch about the lack of leadership and integrity in our politicians and still come up with the same tired old names every time to run against Obama.

    Yet all the while more worthy people clean the stools at our company every night- and we don't even know their names.

    Hint: Think outside of the box ... soon.
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    "We say in our platform that we believe that the right to coin money and issue money is a function of government....

    Those who are opposed to this proposition tell us that the issue of paper money is a function of the bank and that the government ought to go out of the banking business. I stand with Jefferson rather than with them, and tell them, as he did, that the issue of money is a function of the government and that the banks should go out of the governing business."

    William Jennings Bryan.

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    Great.. yet another "task force"... Hmmm.. why are gas prices so high??

    Obama says new task force will examine gas prices

    Guess if they fail he could form a "commission". And then if that fails he could gather 100o monkeys in a room with... oh.. nevermind.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter View Post
    Great.. yet another "task force"... Hmmm.. why are gas prices so high??

    Obama says new task force will examine gas prices

    Guess if they fail he could form a "commission". And then if that fails he could gather 100o monkeys in a room with... oh.. nevermind.
    Yeah, the Obama administration and his commissions, task forces and initiatives. Jesus Christ, half the liberals with Master degrees in Washington DC are employed in some Obama task force somewhere.

    I guess he has to do something. The American people are starting to notice the gas prices. This task force will be a complete joke unless they come back with "Drill for oil in the United States" and "Stop printing money and making the dollar worthless." Though I'm sure the answer will be "Spend more imaginary government money on green projects" and "Tax the ebil ebil oil companies."

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