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Comment Re:Stimulus and "sustainable energy" (Score 1) 426

We are building them:
Shaw, Westinghouse get full OK for nuclear EPC

9 April 2009 â" The Shaw Group's nuclear unit and Westinghouse Electric Co. received full notice to proceed from Southern Nuclear, a unit of Southern Co., on its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power units and related facilities.

The contract was announced in April 2008. On March 17, 2009, Georgia regulators certified Southern Co. unit Georgia Power Co. to build Units 3 and 4 at the existing Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. Oglethorpe Power, Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities also own the plant. The notice to proceed authorizes Shaw to begin EPC services for the plant.

At least 14 new AP1000 units â" including the units at Vogtle â" are planned by U.S. electric utilities, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Westinghouse/Shaw Consortium have six of those contracts.

http://pepei.pennnet.com/display_article/358844/6/ARTCL/none/none/1/Shaw,-Westinghouse-get-full-OK-for-nuclear-EPC/

Comment Re:All firms are anti-union (Score 1) 715

What's a "decent" living? Having a family of four and an Escalade while working at McDonalds? Who determines that? Oh that's right, instead of determining that yourself, giving your power to a union or government to do the thinking for you is the solution. Since you don't mind giving that decision away anyway, you might as well let your employer determine that for you.

In the '60s and '70s, an uneducated man could work a skilled job (McDonald's equivalent) 40 hours a week and provide for his family of four, including having an average home and an average vehicle. Replace "Escalade" with "Camry" and you're looking at what our country has lost.

Comment Re:All firms are anti-union (Score 1) 715

Since you can't tell sarcasm from a hole in the wall, I have to inform you that Mr. Scrooge in that text you put is clearly bitter about having to pay for all of the "safety nets", far from "all for them".

And as a democrat who is all for government programs providing a safety net out of taxes and doesn't see much value in charity besides the tax benefit (like most people), I'd say that Scrooge is far more typical of upper-middle-class Republicans that I work with every day.

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