OMG!!!! China-Syndrome In Tokyo

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    How many want to bet me the left starts harping about nuke energy before the end of the day. Maybe even Obama might jump on this perfect opportunity to trash an energy source that most of Europe partakes in but we don't to any great extent thanks to Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas.

    I don't know if it's true or not (it doesn't really have to be these days), but it's been reported that due to the massive 8.9 Earthquake this morning one of Japan's nuke reactors is having trouble getting enough cooling.

    During an earthquake a failsafe shutdown usually goes into effect. Fuel-rods are removed and this shuts down the reactor that powers the steam turbines that produce electricity. Millions are out of power.

    I'm waiting for all of the 3-Mile Island stories to start.

    Anyone wanna bet me that talking heads won't jump on this?
     
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    One measure of the usefullness of a means of generating power is the ability of that generation to survive adverse conditions, and get back on line quickly. We shall see how well Japan's nukes survived this quake, and, hopefully, modify our own future designs in accordance.
     
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    Another fucktard politicizing a tragedy.

    I sincerely hope they fix the cooling system, what a horror it would be if people suffer from radiation on top of the earthquake and tsunami.
     
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    Even here when the Fail-Safes kick in Automatic Shutdown, it takes weeks to get them back on line. We've seen big Power outages in the North East and Florida as a result of the glitches in the System.
     
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    What are the reasons for delays I ask?

    Well, I already know the reasons:

    Government regulations. Even if the shutdown is caused by a glitch we have to wait for weeks to inspect welds and everything else. A nuke carrier would be deadlined if it had to go through the same procedures everytime they shutdown. We've had nuke carriers and subs for decades.
     
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    Yeah and I love you too.

    Whatever happened to your Messiah's calls for peaceful exchanges rather then angry vitriol?

    Fucktard indeed.
     
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    An incredible disaster, it's not even over yet, people are still dieing, people are still under threat around the world, and your first blush at discussing the issue to try to turn this disaster into a partisan bludgeon so you can insult people?

    Do grow up, please.
     
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    If you feel insulted then you're wearing your feelings on your sleeve, which is a bit immature.

    FYI, my first reaction like HOLY SHIT

    My second was if there is a country better able to handle this disaster I can't think of one.

    You see the Japanese are a resilient people with a can-do attitude. They won't belly-ache about how the government needs to take care of them. They automatically do it on their own. They pitch in instead of point fingers, unlike shitheads like you tend to do.

    Maybe we can focus on their reactions and learn something from it. I seriously doubt you will.
     
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    To any liberal who's feelings have been hurt by my original post, this is not about you.

    Quit making it so.

    The situation is obviously grave. I'm predicting what has time and time again been the usual reaction of the left and the MSM in any event. They proved it when they attempted to jump all over Sarah Palin and the Tea Party over a shooting in Tusan earlier this year. It is not intended to minimalise the situation in any way. What is pathetic is the simple fact I had to mention this in the first place.
     
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    This should be moved to the romper room
     

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