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  1. greatblue commented on Matt Davies over 4 years ago

    If you account for the cost of the entire fuel cycle for nuclear – mining, purification, storage of radioactive waste (nowhere found safe yet to do so!!) for SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS!!, insurance or government backing for risk of catastophic failure (think Chernoble), risk of terrorist aquistion of fissionable materials, risk of transporting or storing radioactive waste – if you include all those costs, the price of nuclear generated electricity is so high that we would never use it.

    Unvortunately, government tax money is used to subsisidize nuclear – its so risky that investors won’t build them without our tax money subsidizing them.And, tax money is used to store the waste and tax money would be used to deal with the clean up of any catastrophic disaster.

    Our civilization is only about 10,000 years old – some nuclear waste will be dangerous for longer than that. How do you store radioactive toxic waste for thousands of years? How do you protect it from terrorists?

    We must turn to modern renewable energy sources such as wind,solar, geothermal etc. The era of oil is over and nuclear is too expensive.

  2. greatblue commented on Tony Auth almost 5 years ago

    I believe in the right to arm bears, myself.

  3. greatblue commented on Jeff Danziger almost 5 years ago

    Try pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps!! You fall over!

  4. greatblue commented on Non Sequitur almost 5 years ago

    The high amounts of snow in the NE this winter is actually CONSISTENT with Global Climate Change Theory – warmer oceans means more moisture leading to more snow!!

    The average Global Temperature THIS winter is HOT – just because all we can “see”, as in the cartoon, is cold doesn’t mean the whole world is cold.

  5. greatblue commented on Non Sequitur almost 5 years ago

    OK - so the point is that what is “obvioius” to one person who is short-sighted may not be so obvious to someone who has a broader - deeper, more global understanding of an issue, like Global Climate Change, for example.

    So it is absurdist humor – ironic.

    Thanks! I still think its a bit weak. I usually love his humor.

  6. greatblue commented on Non Sequitur almost 5 years ago

    I don’t get it either—would somebody explain it? Are they in the snow or a dessert – and is that relavent? Why the weird volcanoes?

  7. greatblue commented on Chuck Asay about 5 years ago

    Of course, the cartoonist is too stupid to know that the railroad led to the almost total extinction of the bison!!

    The only reason that I read Asay is to get some insight into the weird minds of the far right.