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NutmegYankee

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
Home country: USA
Current location: Oakdale, Connecticut
Member since: Sun Aug 5, 2007, 02:35 PM
Number of posts: 7,373

About Me

Nutmegger is a nickname for a resident of Connecticut. Been a member since 2002, changing username in 2007 with permission from a moderator. My old name was based on my old state.

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Speaking of anti-choice language...

I really do get tired of this bullshit. Questions like that are directly part of the anti-choice language arsenal. I'd know, I served as a clinic escort and learned much about the terrorists who oppose the right to choose.

Murder is the crime of deliberately killing a person. Fetal personhood laws are designed to chip away at the concept that a fetus isn't a person, a necessary action to win a case to overturn Roe v. Wade. If a man causes a woman to lose her child, he has harmed the woman. Period. And he should be charged with harming the woman. Causing the loss of the child should be an aggravating circumstance that increases the penalty because of the emotional toll on the woman, but the crime is still against the woman.

If he is charged with the murder of a fetus but the woman can choose to end the pregnancy without penalty, it's only a matter of time before that is challenged in the courts as "unequal protection" under the law. The SCOTUS has narrowly downed 5-4 the last few challenges to Roe v. Wade and the anti-choice side is showing no signs of backing down. It doesn't matter that the statute protects the right to choose - the fetal personhood is the proverbial camel's nose under the tent.

I understand you want to point out the facts on the case.

The problem for me is I have absolutely ZERO respect for their ridiculous beliefs. I'm a scientist by talent and love, a mechanical engineer by education. Science is my life. And then you have these idiots who believe a complete falsehood (abortion by birth control) influencing public health policy. These are the same people who go around telling us Jesus rode around on a dinosaur. To say that my attitude towards them is "eat shit and die" is far too mild. I'd rather they be thrown into an oubliette so that we could back up septic pump trucks and fill it in with them in there.

I've had it with their mistreatment of women. Had it with their terrorism against women seeking healthcare. Had it with their mistreatment of our LGBT brothers and sisters. If we must financially destroy their businesses and tax their churches into bankruptcy, lets get it on!

Obama Coming To Connecticut To Push For Higher Minumum Wage

President Barack Obama will travel to Connecticut on Wednesday as part of his campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, a visit that comes after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered a heated defense of the proposal at a press conference Monday in Washington.

Obama will visit the Hartford area on March 5 to promote proposals to increase the minimum wage, according to a White House spokesman who said that further details would be made available in coming days.

Malloy urged the General Assembly to pass a bill this year that would raise the state's minimum hourly rate to $10.10, following the president's lead after Obama called on Congress in his State of the Union address to implement the policy nationwide. The governor has since become an outspoken advocate for raising the rate above $10 an hour.

The announcement of Obama's visit comes just days after Malloy and Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal clashed over the topic at a National Governors' Association press conference outside the White House. After Jindal criticized Obama's efforts to increase the federal minimum wage, Malloy jumped to the microphone and fired back, describing his fellow governor's criticism of the president as "the most insane statement I've heard."
http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-obama-visit-minimum-wage-0227-20140226,0,7469777.story


Where's trash talking Bobby now?
(background) http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/24/1280056/-Dan-Malloy-stands-up-to-Bobby-Jindal-s-guff

FAIL

Name of a nuclear plant, is it not?

So... you like them nukes? Even took on the name of one, eh?

You're thinking of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station. Vermont is a state in northern New England. Nutmegger = nickname of a resident of Connecticut. My username means Connecticut Yankee. As in I'm a Connecticut Yankee. This state is a little south of Vermont.

Here ya go; Does the water used in nuclear plants steam cycles get irradiated? Why yes, it does!! This idea of yours that water can be purified of nuke contamination by distillation is not very smart. Otherwise nuke plants would just clean up their mess via distillation, and viola! They'd be a little safer. They are not.


Jesus H Christ, where to start with that pile... Distillation concentrates waste left behind when water has boiled off, leaving a heavy brine solution full of metals and other contaminants. For drinking systems, that is discharged back to sea. In a nuclear power plant, that would have to be handled as waste.

Now there are two types of reactors - BWR and PWR. BWR boils water into steam and uses that to drive turbines and then condenses it back to water and recycles it through the reactor. That water does get lightly radioactive due to contaminants from piping that have been bombarded with neutrons becoming radioactive and leaching into the water. (remember, it's very pure water, so metal wants to leach into it)

Now a PWR, which is far more common, keeps the primary coolant loop under very high pressure to raise the boiling point so that the water remains a liquid at temperatures well above 212℉. That water never gets boiled. However that water never touches the turbines as it goes into a shell and tube style heat exchanger and boils a secondary loop. So the turbines don't get contaminated.

The problem you have is you have mixed up your view on nuclear power with my simple discussion of water purification processes. You are exhibiting confirmation bias to simply reject any science that is contrary to the view you hold. That you incorrectly associated my user name with a nuke plant just demonstrates the epic level you had to go to in your mind to attempt to discredit my science discussion. It's the same approach a creationist takes when confronting a biologist.
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