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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:01 AM
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i heard we are going to build a Fast Breeder Reactor for India and they dont
have to allow inspectors in to see what they are doing with the Tons of Plutonium it will make
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Minnesota Libra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:04 AM
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1. This might explain why Bush chose to visit there now........
.....to sign on the dotted line and get this deal underway. I hope this one don't come back to bite us where the sun don't shine. :think:
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megatherium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:18 AM
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3. I don't think we have to worry about India nuking anybody.
(At least, right now, they have improving relations with Pakistan.) The only downside to the deal is that it would pretty much nuke the Non Proliferation Treaty.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:25 AM
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5. Enterprise trumps treaties and security concerns. Learned that last week
in time to apply to this week where it is just as relevant.
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Minnesota Libra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:14 AM
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11. Oh I didn't mean to indicate I thought anyone had.....
.....plans to nuke anyone else in the fireseeable future. Rather, I think the neocons are trying to get all their ducks in a row, so to speak, before their time runs out. (the sooner the better :bounce:) It's a year, ten years, whatever time down the road that I'm concerned about this pssibly coming back to bite us. :grr:
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megatherium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:04 AM
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13. Someday there could be a nuclear war in South Asia, or wherever.
But I'm more worried about energy supplies and global warming. It is going to become more and more clear in the next decade that the environment is the major story, as bad droughts and many other environmental problems threaten our food supply. Also, our energy-profligate ways cannot continue forever; even the "cornucopians" think peak oil happens in only 3 decades. The wars that do happen will be more and more clearly related to the environment. E.g., in the middle east, rapidly growing populations may go to war over the very limited amount of water available. Actually, this has already been going on: Rwanda/Burundi was closely related to environmental pressures, as described in Collapse, by Jared Diamond.

So if you're alluding to the theory that the super-wealthy simply do not give a fuck about the health of the planet or the economy, they just want to get theirs while the getting is good (then retreat to heavily guarded private communities) -- this alas is all too believable.
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:14 AM
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2. This still has to be approved by the repub senate doesn't it?
I thought I heard that somewhere.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:21 AM
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4. Don't worry. Munch mangos.
If congress lets this get by them, especially if they also allow the ports deal to go through, then they all need to lose their seats.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:58 AM
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7. They've come out with a specialty drink for the GOP!
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:22 AM
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12. They need to lose their seats anyway. there is no excuse for letting
things get this far off kilter, minority party or not.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:42 AM
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6. Just what the earth needs a recator that makes a toxic ....
.... by product that is lethal for 250,000 years.
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TAPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:06 AM
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8. Call me crazy
but I'm of the mind that they want to set up nuclear plants in "friendly" foreign countries and import the elctricity. This way the radioactive danger is far away from us (nobody here wants a reactor in their backyard - learned our lesson in the '70s), the energy giants get to buy cheap power on the backs of cheap labor (which will keep their profits at the all time highs they are enjoying now) and the administration can say that they have put the U.S. into rehab for its "addiction to oil". :tinfoilhat:

Wind and solar power can be profitable and not completely screw up the environment- hydro-electric has been doing well for years. Oil and nuclear simply give them a reason to fight their wars...
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gilpo Donating Member (601 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:09 AM
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14. The problem with that theory is ....
that electricity can't be transmitted that far. Energy is lost to the electrical equivalent of friction as it is transmitted down a wire. Unless we come up with superconductive wires, that is.

I think it might be that shrub wants India to use less oil; more for us.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:07 AM
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9. Breeders make fuel for nuclear reactors, BUT are very dangerous...
Japan has built several breeders and has had nothing but problems with them. (Last I heard, fast breeders use liquid sodium as the coolant and moderator. Nasty stuff.)

My guess is that, like Dow & Bhopal, India will be chosen as the site for these environmentally dangerous plants.
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:10 AM
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10. pay
What price did India pay to get their way on this issue? Giving Bushco the green light in Iran, perhaps?
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