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  • Maybe feminist leaders are content that only 25% of women call themselves feminists. It's hard to admit your approach has been flawed. Much easier to maintain the status quo and retain your personal power.

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  • Not that I'm saying you called me that. You didn't. But others do, so I get a knee-jerk reaction sometimes.

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  • Sorry I strawmanned you. Given the stuff I write about, I frequently get frustrated when I try to explain complex social issues with 50 shades of nuance, only to have Angry White Boys (not necessarily you, of course) respond with, "Fag!"

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  • So everything is fine at Fukushima? Is that what you're saying?

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  • I was only addressing the feminist movement.

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  • Well then, Chris, let me ask you this: What's the alternative? With the future of Planned Parenthood up in the air, cops killing unarmed black people, politicians decided where trans people should take a piss...what can we do since addressing these issues means we're just "playing identity politics?"

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  • There have been no effective improvements in reactor shutdown technology since WWII - Again misinformation - The new Generation III and IV reactors have new designs that incorporate enhanced safety features that build on lessons learned from the current generation of commercial power reactors. In new Generation III and Generation III+ designs, passive safety, also known as passive cooling, requires no sustained operator action or electronic feedback to shut down the plant safely in the event of an emergency. The Westinghouse Generation III AP1000 is equipped with water tanks, which can be emptied into the reactor vessel itself if necessary or into containment to flood in and around the reactor vessel. Instead of relying on pumps, the operator can rely on gravity once the fail-safe valve is opened. With Generation IV Reactors, new safety designs allow reactors to avoid pressurised operations, and have automatic reactor shutdowns in the case of emergency. Many designs also seek to avoid the usage of water to cool the reactor, which would reduce the risks in the situation where water is lost through leaks or heat. Furthermore, no safety-related pumps or ventilation systems are needed, they function without operator control and despite any loss of auxiliary power.

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  • Disposal of the waste material remains an unresolved issue. This again is misinformation - Dr. Gregory Jaczko during his tenure as US NRC chairman was regarded with deep suspicion by the nuclear industry. A report by NRC Inspector General Hubert Bell accused Jaczko of withholding information from his colleagues in an effort to keep plans for the the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository from advancing. Dr. Greg Jaczko spent at least a decade misusing his impressive brain power in destructive ways by focusing it on halting the beneficial use of nuclear energy. He personally threw a huge wrench into the process of renewing licenses for existing reactors and for awarding licenses for new reactors. He was the driving force behind the aircraft impact rule for new reactors; he pushed as hard as he could to add more requirements for design changes as a way to significantly delay the the four new Westinghouse AP1000 reactors that are still under construction. Every day of delay at the NRC in producing the final COLA approvals for Vogtle and VC Summer after the staff had completed its review added at least a million dollars to the cost of each approved unit. Ironically; Jackzo was an antinuclear campaigner while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin. As described in Mark Leibovich’s “This Town”, Senator Reid played an important role in President Obama’s early decision to run for office. He pushed a lot of support to Obama from his position as Senate majority leader. After he became president, Obama made a payment on his political debt by firing Dale Klein as the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and promoted Dr. Jaczko 2009 into the position. In October 2011, all the other four NRC commissioners, two Democrats and two Republicans, sent a letter to the White House expressing "grave concern" about Jaczko's actions at the NRC. He resigned as chairman (2012) after months of conflict with his four colleagues on the NRC commission. I am surprised that he never got prosecuted for grand scale industrial sabotage, but what can you expect when even the criminals in Wall Street get away with their dirty business,

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  • We don't need sarcasm. It's bad enough we have to slog through the BS lies of anti-nuclear fools.

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  • Harry, stop thinking something's gone wrong inside of you.

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  • Well, you are certainly anti-fact about nuclear and about Fukushima. That's about the same thing.

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  • The most catastrophic man made disaster since WW11 are the energy wars that started with the invasion of Kuwait by Bush and continued with the Bush Blair team when they expanded into Iraq and Libya. They still rave on today. Over a million died and millions are displaced today.

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