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RobertEarl

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Member since: Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:53 PM
Number of posts: 9,460

About Me

Why do I post on DU? To help change history. To join with others to make bad things go away and change the political course of this country.

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Bernie: He's not an Obama. He's the Real Deal

We have a real Hope for Change in voting for Bernie.

Obama was pretty much an unknown. Bernie Sanders has a long history of fighting for Change and Hope for everyman.

He is in it to win, and win we will.

For anti-nuke, pro-environment posts

The website ENEnews.com is the place to go.

Almost daily is posted a new, properly linked mainstream news report about Fukushima, and the environment of the North Pacific.

Then posters, such as yourself, are encouraged to make comments. There is an amazing cadre of educated and informed and aware members there. And an occasional pro-nuke person logs in to debate the old time posters there and losses badly. But it does make for interesting reading as those pro-nuke people do draw out pertinent information from those debating him/her.

A word of caution: The news about Fukushima and the Pacific is not good news.

1981

Ronald the asshole reagan took solar panels off the White House.

Jimmy Carter, a man who was familiar with nuke power, is the man who put them there.

34 years later, the country has just recently put solar back on our White House.

Carter also was the man who put coffin nails to nuclear power and the asshole who replaced him opened up that casket and let that vampire loose.

30 years later, on DU, I proposed that nuke power radiation was killing birds. It really pissed off some DUers, and ever since they have gone from claiming nukes were safe and radiation was not dangerous to what you see here, tonight, on this thread.

It has been one hell of a trip, and now, because of Fukushima and that fact that Fukushima can't be hidden like TMI and Chernobyl was, the pro-nuke people are relegated to a few measly posts on DU.

I have been called all kinds of names by the pro-nukes, and yet here I stand, still here, still telling the truth, 35 years after that damned asshole reagan diverted the course Carter set the country on.

Hey, one does what one can do, eh?

No, you didn't. Yes, you did. FBaggins!

You actually sit there and tell me I do not know science and then go on to disclaim elemental thermodynamics?

I figured your post dismissing electrolysis would have been deleted by now, in shame, after these many hours, but no, it is still there.

Incredible, meaning: you have no credibility.

What the hell is going on here?

The biggest baddest pollution in the history of mankind and this new thread is ignored by thousands of what I thought were caring peeps here on DU.

Let them eat cake, is what the elite say about us, and I guess this is proof they were right about our worth.

Eat cake, indeed. Trickle their pollution down and make us eat it, indeed.

And people wonder why some of us say we are doomed?

I guess DU is just one big popularity contest anymore? "Look, momma, I can post and post and post all kinds of shit on DU, and ignore important stuff. Hahahahaha"

Why this space is called "Underground"

When the election of 2000 was stolen
and the establishment Dems looked
the other way, there arose from the ashes
this forum of like minded souls whom,
in pursuit of Truth, Justice, and the
American way, did gather to resist.

We were the Underground Democrats who
resisted the establishment that decided
that democracy, as we knew it, was dead.
They killed our democracy with stolen votes,
their corrupted SCOTUS, and a congress that shirked its duty.

Some few, to this day, hold to that resistance.

That resistance lives in the desire for more democracy;
not less democracy. Those here telling us we must
cotton to 'Dear Leaders' and the establishment are not
doing good for the 'More Democracy' idea.

They are, imo, just another brick in the wall
which the establishment spends its billions on
to keep the People from rising up and overcoming.

You can decide for yourself which force you wish to be aligned with for there are but two.

Starfish dying in the NW Pacific

The link below goes to a thread I started last January.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4381218

This is a copy of that OP:


We've all heard about how the starfish have been dying in the waters in the NW Pacific Ocean. Divers claim to have seen them melt away right before their eyes. Melting is what happens when a starfish dies. So what is making the starfish die? No one seems to know. So I have done a bit of research and in the following posts will share that research with you.

In summary, starfish are known to be an 'keystone' specie. That means starfish populations have direct effects on other species in the starfish habitat. Starfish are fairly unique in that they can regenerate parts of their bodies. How they do that is not exactly clear. But in that sense they are very special.

Starfish eat many things. Mostly bottom dwelling things. Like mussels. It has been discovered that if starfish are removed from some locations, mussel populations explode. It has been discovered that mussels near Alaska have very high concentrations of radioisotopes. When starfish eat these mussels, the radioisotopes then are in the starfish. That is known as moving up the food chain.

How do mussels get the plutonium in them? Mussels are filter feeders. Mussels feed by filtering water and taking suspended solids from that water. Plutonium, and other heavy metals drift to the bottom where the mussels are, and the mussels, in their feeding, filter out the plutonium which ends up in the mussel's meat which the starfish eat.

Conclusion: Atmospheric deposition of radioisotopes from Fukushima is established. Plutonium from Fukushima has been found in mussels in the NW Pacific. Starfish eat mussels. Starfish are dying and causing researchers great alarm. It is possible that plutonium is killing the starfish.

Since you asked

Having been in at the grassroots and for a brief time a leader in several short term movements, and a many hour volunteer in a party office, and around more than a few elected politicians, I have a fairly unique take on what playing a part in democracy entails.

You have to be willing to be beat down and rise again. You have to take the losses as an education. Learn from each mistake. Make sure of what it is you are asking people to do, and take all the help you can get.

It means hours at meetings. It means facing opponents with respect - when they deserve it - and smashing them when you can.

It means helping leaders lead, and doing grunt work, and kissing some ass. You must overlook the faults and mistakes of others on your team and work to get them to get with the program.

My view on what to do tomorrow, were I still active, would be to find new local party leadership material and work with them to build an organization that is inclusive and makes good use - real good use - of volunteers time.

No paper records of your votes, Orrex?

And you are just now wondering about all this fraud?

This is exactly how they get away with the fraud... people like you wondering, wondering, wondering, and not doing one thing to stop it. Take a bow, you wonderer you, they love you who wonder, wonder, wonder and fail to act to preserve your own vote.

You even expose yourself by wondering, and I quote: "If they're committing fraud" WTF is this "If"? Where have you been? There have been thousands of posts on DU detailing the fraud and you actually have the gall to say "If they're committing fraud"?

Yeah, what is your intent, Orrex?

On the hazards of nuclear power.

Adm.Hyman Rickover, the Father of the Nuclear Navy and of Shippensport nuclear reactor. In the twilight of his career, he testified before Congress in January 1982. Below is an excerpt from his testimony. Given who this man was and what he did, his statements were profound.

Here’s an excerpt from Rickover’s testimony:

“I’ll be philosophical. Until about two billion years ago, it was impossible to have any life on earth; that is, there was so much radiation on earth you couldn’t have any life — fish or anything. Gradually, about two billion years ago, the amount of radiation on this planet and probably in the entire system reduced and made it possible for some form of life to begin…

Now when we go back to using nuclear power, we are creating something which nature tried to destroy to make life possible… Every time you produce radiation, you produce something that has a certain half-life, in some cases for billions of years.

I think the human race is going to wreck itself, and it is important that we get control of this horrible force and try to eliminate it… I do not believe that nuclear power is worth it if it creates radiation.

Then you might ask me why do I have nuclear powered ships. That is a necessary evil. I would sink them all. Have I given you an answer to your question?”

On the hazards of nuclear power.
Testimony to Congress (28 January 1982);
published in Economics of Defense Policy:
Hearing before the Joint Economic Committee,
Congress of the United States, 97th Cong., 2nd sess., Pt. 1 (1982)

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http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Hyman_G._Rickover
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