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    S F Hippie
    hyperbole |hīˈpərbəlē|
    noun
    exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
    Sometimes hyperbole helps illuminate misunderstandings that arise in darkness.  

    Do you have anything substantive to illuminate the risk, or lack thereof, of the removal of the fuel rods in SPF pool #4?

    It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. - John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

    by ovals49 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 04:51:06 AM PDT

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    •  Why post information on this site that (1+ / 0-)

      is not meant to be taken literally?

      IOW, why just make shit up?

    •  Do you have anything substantive to illuminate (0+ / 0-)

      the risk, or lack thereof, of the non-removal of the fuel rods in SPF pool #4?

      'If you want to be a hero, well just follow me.' - J. Lennon

      by Clive all hat no horse Rodeo on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 06:38:54 AM PDT

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      •  I am not advocating non-removal (1+ / 0-)
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        simply pointing out that there are very significant risks in their removal, due to the substantive issues I already raised in upthread post.  

        It is a far more difficult and dangerous procedure than the original loading of that SPF.

        It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. - John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

        by ovals49 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 06:44:39 AM PDT

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        •  I suspect a good case could indeed be (1+ / 0-)

          made that the process will be risky and worker safety should be rigorously ensured because they very well may be in peril.

          However, beyond that, there is very little public health danger either locally (although one could at least make a plausible argument that that might be the case) or especially globally (which is absolutely ludicrous and almost instantly evaporates any sense that this is meant to be a serious diary, as compared to just another internet rant).

          And sure, internet rants are fine.  As long as they're clearly identified as such for anyone who naively wanders into the fray.

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