posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 11:39 PM
People are missing some interesting points in this proposal...
The mandate that the DOEnergy will decide where to place LNG import terminals, regardless of state objections or zoning requirements. How do you
fancy living next to a giant sleeping dragon that could explode into a fast-rising ball of hell any moment?
The idea that new plants will be built in large numbers will stimulate the bottom line of various contractors, and also stimulate something else..the
production of DU. Anybody got any ideas what to do with all that DU? FlyersFan wants to dump it on terrorists, which is not too far from the truth
of what will happen. It will be dumped..but on civilians in foreign lands, not boogeyman terrorists. Those terrorists are not jumping up and down
waving their arms, wearing signs that say "Shoot Me" yaknow. They're interspersed in civilian populations, entrenched in urban areas. The
astronomical increase in birth defects in Iraq as well as the Balkan theatre tells the story better than I could.
I'm all for the idea of nukular power, as the beloved POTUS says, but I'm also aware of the downsides. Zoning (less usable land equals higher real
estate costs for everyone except, you guessed it, the energy concerns, who will get tax breaks proportional to the sharply increased prices),
groundwater contamination, dirty waste Uranium and radiated water. These things don't just go away. Well..they do go away eventually, maybe 6000
generations from now.
New corporate protection laws (tort 'refinement') make it impossible to extract damages from corporations who have injured you or your family. This
so called reform has changed the legal landscape in America to give a patently ridiculous advantage to those who require no additional help to be rich
and profitable. They are now operating with impunity. You will notice the effect this has on their compassion quotient, in the months and
If these new plants were being built and operated with necessary, sensible (from the common man's standpoint) precautions, safeguards, and
checks/balances, then I would be very excited. As it is, they are operating without mandatory regard for your safety.
If you don't legislate responsibility to shackle these corporate goons, they won't act responsibly. They've proven that time and time again.
Nobody seems to remember the robber barons, and the effect they had on the health of this country. Already the mercury, arsenic, and other assorted
contaminants like PCBs and Chlorine levels are through the roof. What do you think will happen when this dog is let off the leash entirely?
It astounds me that people still trust these bastards to act in our best interest. There's no precedent supporting any inclination on their part to
do so. There never was. There likely never will be.