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Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by Amaterasu
We SWIM in energy and don't need to pollute Our planet to get it.
Do we now? What energy would that be?
Coal=dirty and radioactive
Natural gas=depending on the method, large amounts of energy (dirty) are required to get it, and if you are talking Shale natural gas deposits, well, hydrolic fracking is quite, quite, harmful to the environment.
Solar=clean, kinda, you still actually have to manufacture the solar panels, which requires, yup, dirty energy.
wind= clean and probably a smart choice for certain parts of the world
water=outside of some hydro-electric damns, mostly untapped resource. Here in NB Canada we have the Bay of Fundy which has the largest tides in the world, and could be tapped for "wave" power.
Sadly, we aren't swimming in energy, and as the rest of the world industrialized, we will start coming up short more often. Beyond that, basically ALL of the current energy production methods are dirty.
I'm no fan of nuclear fall out at all, I just don't like disinformation, even if it's unintended
A pile of radioactive rubble in your backyard is a problem for you and those close around you. Once you burn that, and let those radioactive particles get airborne, you've got a massive problem.
Originally posted by 1nOne
reply to post by Logman
For those of you gaijin living in Japan, you really should know better. It's one thing for the Japanese to allow themselves to be duped by the authorities into thinking everything's A-OK, but c'mon, what happened to your critical thinking skills? As long as you are eating the produce and drinking the water you are at risk. Wait a couple more months after the birth defect reports start coming in. Hopefully that will be enough of an eye-opener for you to start relearning how to use your brain.
Originally posted by Greensage
Fukushima was an accident by Nature (GOD)
Originally posted by 3warped3
I live in Japan, with my family, and believe me I have my ears wide open for any sign that we need to jump ship. That's partly why I'm here too. But none of my wide circle of friends and colleagues and business partners throughout Japan, nor any of their extended circle of contacts, is suggesting anything close to what the email quoted by the original poster says. Japan is not just Fukushima. Fukushima is a very small part of Japan. But spreading hysteria is much more fun than facts.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by JohnySeagull
What's that got to do with the price of chili peppers in Panama?
The article says their competitors in Japan are beating them up, which speaks to the health of the retail market in Japan, that it's not easily overrun by a foreign competitor. So they aren't able to turn a profit in half their stores and decided to give up on Japan and focus on other markets where they are more successful. That's what I'd do, isn't that what you'd do?
I see no link to the Fukushima nuclear accident in that article, if that's what you were trying to imply. They didn't even mention it.