Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stuff they didn't want us to know... and few of us thought to ask.

Fukishima Desolation...
Worse than Nagasaki.  What’s emerging in Japan six months since the nuclear meltdown at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant is a radioactive zone bigger than that left by the 1945 atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While nature reclaims the 20 kilometer (12 mile) no-go zone, Fukushima’s $3.2 billion-a-year farm industry is being devastated and tourists that hiked the prefecture’s mountains and surfed off its beaches have all but vanished. - Source


  1. Hm, I don't think I'm ready to write off nuclear power though. I think the big problem was more where they built it than the fact that it was nuclear, and I've heard that it was only designed to withstand even lesser stresses.

    The Germans went crazy and decided to shut down ALL nuclear plants, and they still have no idea what they will use in the future, since they've also bought into the whole global warming scare. Wind turbines to run Europe's most robust economy and most powerful industry? Ha.

    Also, the Leftist / Greens (read: child-sex legalization advocates, late-term abortion advocates, queer theorists, immigration enthusiasts, welfare enthusiasts, and haters of anything Christian and European) used the disaster to get themselves into power. The ironic thing is that organic cucumbers killed more people in Germany this year than nuclear plants ever did.

    I have no idea where I'm going with this.

  2. Okay so nuclear is bad, gas is bad, oil is bad, burning wood is bad what's left to us, freezing in the dark?

  3. On August 23 there was a 5.8 earthquake in Virginia. The vibrations shut down a nearby nuclear plant that has yet to be deemed officially safe to restart. Most plants east of the Rockies are not designed to withstand a decent quake. (Imagine 100 ton containers of nuclear waste shifting several inches,and cracks in non-reactor buildings.)
    By the time the quake reached DC, it was a dinky 3.8, but that was enough to indefinitely shut down the Washington Monument
    and the National Cathedral.

    On a sunnier note, Sunday is the last day for the Solar Decathlon. I am looking forward to checking out the house by Parsons School of New Design, designed in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity,which has donated it to a single mom here in the District.

  4. @Dymphna, don't be silly! Beeswax candles are still okay, at least until they decide that it's mean to the bees to take the wax.

    And blankets, blankets will be just fine until it's forbidden to shear sheep.


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