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Comment Re:From the article (Score 1) 333

Nuclear power has more than 0 casualties in actual fact during its 60 year history. It's not comparable to coal or oil obviously, but lying is not required.

In the spirit of the first post that pointed out the mist from the cooling tower wasn't "steam", I'd like to point out that nuclear power has never caused a single death because all deaths are caused by lack of oxygen flowing to the brain.


First New US Nuclear Reactor In 20 Years Goes Live (cnn.com) 333

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The Tennessee Valley Authority is celebrating an event 43 years in the making: the completion of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. In 1973, the TVA, one of the nation's largest public power providers, began building two reactors that combined promised to generate enough power to light up 1.3 million homes. The first reactor, delayed by design flaws, eventually went live in 1996. Now, after billions of dollars in budget overruns, the second reactor has finally started sending power to homes and businesses. Standing in front of both reactors Wednesday, TVA President Bill Johnson said Watts Bar 2, the first U.S. reactor to enter commercial operation in 20 years, would offer clean, cheap and reliable energy to residents of several southern states for at least another generation. Before Watts Bar 2, the last time an American reactor had fired up was in 1996. It was Watts Bar 1 -- and according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it cost $6.8 billion, far greater than the original price tag at $370 million. In the 2000s, some American power companies, faced with growing environmental regulations, eyed nuclear power again as a top alternative to fossil fuels such as coal and oil. A handful of companies, taking advantage of federal loan guarantees from the Bush administration, revived nuclear reactor proposals in a period now known as the so-called "nuclear renaissance." Eventually, nuclear regulators started to green light new reactors, including ones in Georgia and South Carolina. In 2007, the TVA resumed construction on Watts Bar 2, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The TVA originally said it would take five years to complete. The TVA, which today serves seven different southern states, relies on nuclear power to light up approximately 4.5 million homes. Watts Bar 2, the company's seventh operating reactor, reaffirms its commitment to nukes for at least four more decades, Johnson said Wednesday. In the end, TVA required more than five years to build the project. The final cost, far exceeding its initial budget, stood at $4.7 billion.

Comment Re:In all honesty... (Score 1) 235

They should have let him continue. It's not like he was contributing anything except masses of data for the cool-aid drinkers to misrepresent. And discrediting himself in the process. Now those cool-aid drinkers will have something unfair to point to.

On a side note, I'll point out that he's been dumping on Hillary with impunity, but as soon as he got into what the banks consider their private business someone gave Ecuador a call.

Comment Re: AT&T (Score 2) 151

T-Mobile is very clear that they mean there is not an amount of data beyond which a user will incur additional fees or penalties. Such an amount would be a limit. Their advertising is completely true for that meaning of unlimited. They are quite up front with this; it is not buried in the small print that over a certain amount the user's speed may be throttled. This is fine is definitely a case of some crybaby nitpicking definitions. I've had every one of the major carriers and T-Mobile is the only one that's not only easy to understand but actually has this kind of plan for a long time now. I'd like to know if some congresscritter who gets big donations from ATT or Verizon called the FCC to "look into it".

Comment Re:Bribes are to China what fuel is to automobiles (Score 1) 120

Perhaps, but bribes don't work when it's blatantly against the taker's self-interest.

Attempting to bribe a firefighter to cover up a product that spontaneously combusts is a losing move.

Firefighters get paid the same whether there's a fire burning or not. It's a lot easier & safer to sit at the firehouse than fight an active fire.

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