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  •  And the left, for that matter. (6+ / 0-)

    While I'm disappointed at having not heard the word "conservation," I'm pleased with having heard "nuclear," but I know that will send some into fits of hair-on-fire.

    Ah, well. Make sure to keep those laptops charged, everybody!

    •  My main objection to nuclear (7+ / 0-)

      aside from the 10000 year highly toxic waste and potential radioactive meltdowns, is that it is simply a way to keep power generation a monopolized commodity.

      It's all about keeping the corporate gravytrain rolling.

      The resistance to wind and solar is directly due to sustainable/renewable qualities.

      That translates into LOSS OF PROFIT for Big Oil - who controls so much of this country and planet.

      Electric cars have to be Big Oil's nightmare.

      Electric cars and wind/solar farms.

      Shudder.

      Torture good, Healthcare bad, Marijuana evil.
      Doc in the Twitterverse

      by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Jun 03, 2010 at 03:40:29 PM PDT

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    •  my laptop is solar :) (0+ / 0-)

      I use a 25 watt foldable solar panel and a portable external battery to run my ASUS PC EEE.  When the sun is out I can run all day, and at night or cloudy days I can get about 7 hours on a full charge.

      And the entire package (laptop, external battery and solar panel) weighs less than five pounds.  I take the whole kit and kaboodle backpacking with me.

      As a bonus, I can also use it to charge my phone and the batteries for my camera.

      :)

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