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  •  Human rights, civil rights, and sadness (2+ / 0-)
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    Joieau, Calamity Jean

    One of the arguments about nuclear power in the U.S. is that it can only be safe if the workers lose their civil rights. To be absolutely sure that it is safe, an operator would need to abridge privacy and endanger employees in times of emergency. Therefore, the argument goes, nuclear power can only be run by the Army, Navy, or other military branches, where enlisted people have no civil rights to start with.

    I am not glad that the Japanese military will be handling this, because it means that we are going to see lives sacrificed, I'm afraid, to save a greater number of lives, and all of this is the prolonged, grating play of suffering.

    Everyone's innocent of some crime.

    by The Geogre on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:43:59 AM PDT

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