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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fukushima Worse Than Chernobyl

It's confirmed that there was a complete core meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan. Chernobyl kinda sorta happened in the middle of nowhere. Japan is an island, and there is no middle of nowhere there. Meanwhile, an image of the outline of Congressman Anthony Weiner's penis inside his underpants is enormously interesting. Let's talk about that some more. Also, obviously it's high time to build more ruinously expensive catastrophically dangerous nuclear power plants in America, don't you think? Especially since cheaper cleaner more resilient decentralized wind farms and tidal farms and solar rooftops and geothermal pumps is socialism.

Stupid societies die when their luck runs out.

3 comments:

jimf said...

> Meanwhile, an image of the outline of Congressman Anthony
> Weiner's penis inside his underpants is enormously
> interesting.

Where you been, Dale? We've got more than an outline now --
we've got the full monty! Granted, it's only a photo
of a photo on a Blackberry, or something.

But it gave the whole story a second wind mid-week,
together with the news that his wife's pregnant
("pop goes the weasel", the New York Post trumpeted.
Well, at least it wasn't "pop goes the wiener".)

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/06/how_vincent_donofrio_is_to_bla.html

If only you'd read the New York Post during the past week,
you'd realize that this is The Most Important News In
The World.

jollyspaniard said...

Chernobyl isn't over, it's merely a problem deferred. The current casing is falling apart. A new one at a cost of 4 billion is going to defer the problem for another 100 years. So the solution is to punt the problem of cleaning that site up to future generations. Otherwise a metric ton of plutonium dust and 200 tons of other fissile material will start seeping into the landscape.

However for the most part fission is largely dead in its death throes. Even before Fukushima new renewables installations were outnumber nuclear eight watts to one. The scarey energy option is the shale gas and marginal oil (shale oil and tar sands) which is poised to explode.

Khannea Suntzu said...

Dale - has US democracy failed because of dumb-asses voting for demoagogues?