Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Hell Freezes Over

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'Going Nuclear'

washingtonpost.com > Opinions > Outlook

Nuclear fuel can be diverted to make nuclear weapons. This is the most serious issue associated with nuclear energy and the most difficult to address, as the example of Iran shows. But just because nuclear technology can be put to evil purposes is not an argument to ban its use.

Over the past 20 years, one of the simplest tools -- the machete -- has been used to kill more than a million people in Africa, far more than were killed in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings combined. What are car bombs made of? Diesel oil, fertilizer and cars. If we banned everything that can be used to kill people, we would never have harnessed fire.

The only practical approach to the issue of nuclear weapons proliferation is to put it higher on the international agenda and to use diplomacy and, where necessary, force to prevent countries or terrorists from using nuclear materials for destructive ends.

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace

4:00 p.m.

Yes, it's true. Somebody voted for this ding-a-ling. Amost impossible to believe. But, what can I say? That's democracy. Not always pretty, not always perfect. Kind of like life.

'Democratic Congressmen ask Bush about reports of US military operations in Iran'

Two Democratic Congressmen have written letters to President Bush on the heels of a growing number of news reports that American forces may have already begun military operations in Iran, RAW STORY has found.

Both House members express concern that if the stories are true, then the president may have acted unilaterally without first obtaining proper authorization from Congress. "Recently, it has been reported that U.S. troops are conducting military operations in Iran," wrote Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) last Friday.

You know I'm sure I'm not the only one who has uttered the warning: don't drink the Kool-Aid. I guess some are plain deef. Others? Why waste the breath .....

5:10 p.m.

O.K., I admit it. Sometimes I don't like John. Yeah, sure I was lil miffed when he had his pimp mobile in overdrive on the way to them blog awards thingies. But mostly it's because he's funny, a lot. Unlike ummm ..... well, you know ;-)


Blogger James Aach said...

FYI: In the linked article above, Dr. Moore mentions other environmentalists who’ve called for a second look at nuclear power, including Stewart Brand, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog. Mr. Brand has also recently endorsed my techno-thriller novel about the inside world of nuclear power, “Rad Decision”. This book is available at no cost to readers – who seem to like it, judging from the comments they’re leaving on the home page. “Rad Decision” is written as an “airport paperback” and is a great way to learn about the good and bad of this energy source. (There’s plenty of both.) It’s based on my two decades in the US nuclear industry. No machetes were used in the production of this book. RadDecision.blogspot.com

6:16 AM  
Blogger AnechoicRoom said...

I was such a proud lib, gloriously so. A bright shiny badge of honor I wore.

I can only look to the skies and smile in gratitude, that the few remaining grey cells I have left, still fire.


6:31 AM  
Blogger Blob said...

Don't worry, I took a long, hot, badly needed shower after the Wizbang Awards episode.

No more pimping for me: I've sworn it off.

John from WuzzaDem

5:31 PM  
Blogger AnechoicRoom said...

Now if you'd only try to be a little less funny? You know ..... kind of like ummm, well affirmative action for some of us humor challenged bloggers :-)

5:49 PM  

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