Thirty-years ago, we entered the "new ice age." Do you remember that scary
cover of Time magazine and all the horrors predicted by the mainstream
media? But a miraculous thing happened .... global warmth. Someone from up
above heard our prayers and I for one am ecstatic. Anyone in his right
mind should be. Anyone in his right mind prefers unseasonable warmth to
freezing his ass off.
Thank you to the powers above and to all those who prayed along with me to
be delivered from the "new ice age."
Close, but no cigar. Socialist politics aka Fiscal Liberalism is all
about redistribution of wealth and power. Climate change is very real.
The problem is that fiscal liberals want you to believe that the
change is caused by human behavior.
Keep in mind: Fiscal liberals are liars who teach their children how to lie.
You know you are dealing with a religious issue when either side cannot
accept that their opposition acts in good faith and must be liars. But this
is how the climate change debate is conducted in the USA. Pile on as much
emotion and as few facts as possible, a tale told by an idiot, full of
sound and fury, signifying nothing.
There are a lot of climate change deniers in myriad countries- even
some Bengali's who are already wading up to their navels. Whether and
how much human activity contributes to global warming is of great
economic importance to those who profit from extraction industries and
so we have impossible to refute arguments akin to those promulgated by
cigarette sellers- Maybe people with pre cancerous lesions are more
likely to smoke because it makes them feel better-
There is no climate debate in America. It must be very difficult for
those on the outside looking in to come to grips with Americas
religiosity and how it impacts our politics. To a coal miner in West
Virginia, with no other reasonable source of income, God put that coal
in the ground for him to dig up.
Oh? Are those the people who live on islands that are 3 feet above sea
level and flood whenever the weather gets stormy? The ones who are
cynically being used as poster children by the MMGW - "Man Made Global
Yes, and if the liberals REALLY gave a crap about anything BUT Marxist
redistribution of wealth:
"There is enough nuclear fuel to last far longer than man will inhabit the
earth." - Physics Professor Emeritus Dr. Howard Hayden, author of The
ALL SAFE AND CLEAN, WITH MODERN PRE-PACKAGED PLANT DESIGNS.
But of course the liberals hate everything human and no energy solution is
acceptable. We all must revert to naked savages picking berries in the
fields, for these whackos to be happy!
This is further confirmation of my original post, there is no need to keep
producing more examples as I understood you the first time. You pretend
that you are somehow saying something about climate change, all you are
doing is hurling political slogans at your imagined opposition. A waste of
depends upon who and where.
one plan puts clean up at 40 years.
if i were an older person without children
it wouldn't make that much difference as
hot spots can be detected and cleaned up
before a garden could be used.
for younger people who are hoping to
have children i'd wait...
right now with the plant still being
a possible source of more leaks it is too
risky to be too close. i wouldn't want
to be any place within 10 miles in general
and probably further away if it were down
wind of prevailing winds.
still, the country of Japan with such
limited land area it would make more sense
to get on top of this sooner rather than
later to get the land back into production.
i'm a bit more worried about what has been
and might be still dumped into the sea. a
contaminated fish can swim a long ways before
I was thinking of farmers, not gardeners, Bird. Yeah, ma, and pa may be
too old to worry about getting cancer in 20 years, but farmers sell to
the full spectrum of society from geezers to those who are pregnant. All
the released radiation will have a statistical effect on large
populations, and devastating effects on those affected, for generations
The newly elected prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, said that he will
seek to build new nuclear reactors, which will be completely different
from those at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. I guess the
acid test is whether the private companies, like Tokyo Electric Power
Co., will take responsibility for insuring their nuclear power plants
for public liability, or will they depend on the government, as here in
the U.S., to cover their liabilities.
Been having line problems with my DSL, so while I have the opportunity,
I'd like to wish all you gardeners a Happy New Year.
Welcome to the New America.
this really depends. like i said above. one
area may have enough radioactive particles as to
make the topsoil unsafe for workers or anyone
who might ingest the dust. other spots may not
be so much that it would be all that different
from background radiation levels of any volcanic
and the fun part is that it really depends upon
not only how much radiation is there but what kind
of particles are giving off the radiation. some
particles will be made up of elements that will
decay within a few years time. others are going
to be there for ever.
for the worst areas they could take the top
layer of soil and invert it so that it is
below the most biologically active zone (depends
upon frost/thaw cycles and the fauna that moves
soils). more moderate to lightly contaminated
areas are likely too expensive to cleanup and
could be turned with a deep plow and then used
without too much of a problem.
ok, so to go a little further you have to also
look at each plant species to see what they take
up. some will not take up much at all. turn the
soil deep enough and plant shallow rooted plants
and that could easily cover 90-99% of the area
affected for not much $. the rest of the 10-1%
is where the big $ will be spent and much of it
will be wasted.
i hope the design is safe and they don't build the
things close to the ocean, fault lines or other populated
areas... which for Japan pretty much rules out all of it.
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