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  •  If we are to build them, yes...safety is #1. (2+ / 0-)
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    mamamedusa, Earth Ling

    I still think we should not be building them.

    I've yet to hear anything convincing on this thread. You don't explain your position, or sell your ideas convincingly. It's almost more adversarial than informational.

    Why are you gung-ho about nuclear?

    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson

    by Lucy2009 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 02:58:23 PM PDT

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    •  I'm the type of guy that feels safe flying, (2+ / 0-)
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      Lucy2009, citisven

      but is paranoid when he drives. I guess I just have an emotional connection to the numbers in a way that most people don't.

      I support nuclear power because global warming scares the everloving crap out of me. I don't have the words to describe it because we've never had any need to describe something like it before. It drives me nuts that people keep speaking about it like it's just another environmental problem. It isn't. It's bigger, it's more subtle, and it's far more dangerous than anything we've ever dealt with.

      •  Oh, I see. Well that makes sense, then! (1+ / 0-)
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        citisven

        Statistically you are safer flying!  Of course, I feel safer driving!   lol   But it doesn't stop me from flying. I just say a little prayer (though not religious) everytime we take-off.   :)

        I have a friend who is a manager in the Earth Sciences Dept at JPL. Your fear about global warming is not misplaced, and I happen to share that fear with you.

        I don't know if it's possible to Green our way out of this mess. I'd like to think so. We are awfully brilliant as a species when we really decide to get something done. However, I am open to all ideas....including nuclear. I'm just not convinced that we can't do it better and safer than nuclear. But.....maybe as I read more about the issue I'll change my mind????

        I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson

        by Lucy2009 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:45:14 PM PDT

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