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  •  Okay, fair point. BUT... (8+ / 0-)

    On the other hand, I have to call B.S. on the link you provided re: the safety issues of different energy sources.  At least one thing caught my eye as an outright lie:

    According to one viewpoint of reports offering the comparison between wind versus nuclear energy, there has not been one single injury to a nuclear plant worker in all its 104 power plants and 40 years of service in the United States... not one!

    That took me all of 2 seconds to debunk, so if you're going to get on a high horse about histrionic propaganda, you'd best start at home.

    So that being said, I'd like to see some better sources before I agree with you.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 01:02:50 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks. (4+ / 0-)

      And now that' I've finished Tamanna Bhatia getting rained on I can go to bed.  Keep up the good fight!

      -5.38, -5.90 Deus mihi iustitiam dabit.

      by cjallen on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 01:06:49 AM PDT

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      •  ? That's not what I'm responding to. (2+ / 0-)
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        Read the quote I pulled (from your TreeHugger article), read my response.  Why should I take that article seriously, when it gets something so basic so very, very wrong?  You're quick to harp on issues of intellectual dishonesty from your opposition; you'd do well to acknowledge when your own sources do the same.

        Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

        by pico on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 01:33:30 AM PDT

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        •  You're right. (0+ / 0-)

          There have been some minor injuries in the nuclear industry, just like... oh... every other industry in every other country in the entirety of human history.

          But technically, you got me, and I concede that particular point.

          Of course, if that's your argument, then... FAIL.

    •  Not only are these not deaths.. (1+ / 0-)
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      The article seems to indicate they are fairly minor injuries... It certainly doesn't make day to day nuclear plant operation sound overly dangerous...

      Russ Ridenour: “If I compare our injury rate to that of, let’s say, the automobile manufacturing average. Automobile manufacturing is about 11 to 12 times higher than our injury rate here at San Onofre. Of course, as I mentioned earlier, we want to drive that down to where we don’t have any injuries.”

      Ridenour said some of the injuries were so minor they wouldn’t be recorded in other industries. An influential industry group assembled the injury statistics and reported them to employees in a company newsletter. Federal regulators insist that San Onofre is safe

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