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    60,000 people protest against nuclear power in Germany today. Conservative environmental minister Norbert Röttgen: "Now is not a good time to debate the safety of nuclear plants."
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    Quote Originally Posted by the4thpip View Post
    60,000 people protest against nuclear power in Germany today. Conservative environmental minister Norbert Röttgen: "Now is not a good time to debate the safety of nuclear plants."
    And there will be another protest when the government raise utility bill due to higher cost of petrol/coal/natural gas.

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    Hey, if you want your faith in humanity demolished, do a search for "Pearl Harbor" on Facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael P View Post
    Hey, if you want your faith in humanity demolished, do a search for "Pearl Harbor" on Facebook.
    I can pretty much guess ... and that's enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marilyn manson View Post
    And there will be another protest when the government raise utility bill due to higher cost of petrol/coal/natural gas.
    Um... the government does not raise utility bills. I live in a capitalist society, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the4thpip View Post
    60,000 people protest against nuclear power in Germany today. Conservative environmental minister Norbert Röttgen: "Now is not a good time to debate the safety of nuclear plants."
    You know, I'm still on the fence over the whole nuclear power issue, but I have to say this:

    This whole terrible tragedy says volumes about robust construction of the nuclear facilities in Japan. The facilities in the earthquake zone endured one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, a tsunami that was up to 30 m high in some places, dozens of aftershocks that could easily be called powerful earthquakes themselves, the failure of the primary AND secondary emergency energy generators for the coolant system, and then, only then, is one generator running into serious trouble.

    Yes, the explosions and radiation leaks are going to be terrible. But the building endured well and above anything the architects could have expected. I only wish all nuclear plants were built that well.

    As for the idiots claiming that this is payback for Pearl Harbour, the only thing I can say without violating this board's commenting guidelines is this: We're talking about the outcome of a geologic process that started shortly after the planet formed. On a scale of geologic time, human history, culture and politics are meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael P View Post
    Hey, if you want your faith in humanity demolished, do a search for "Pearl Harbor" on Facebook.
    I'd really, really, really rather not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike-X View Post
    I spent 2 weeks in Japan 3 months ago for vacation, and the tour guide who took me around Tokyo made a point in talking about this, very very glad to see her proven right in this. Really really saddened by this whole thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike-X View Post
    I'd really, really, really rather not.
    What bothers me is the intelligent people who do want to read that stuff, for hours, just to get mad at it. Why?

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    There's been yet *antoher* aftershock - in the area of Sendai, Japan.

    With the amount, and still-extreme strength, of aftershocks so far, this entire ordeal (which I think would've been well into rescue and recovery territory already in most other cases) is quite bewildering. O_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabrina_Fried View Post
    You know, I'm still on the fence over the whole nuclear power issue, but I have to say this:

    This whole terrible tragedy says volumes about robust construction of the nuclear facilities in Japan. The facilities in the earthquake zone endured one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, a tsunami that was up to 30 m high in some places, dozens of aftershocks that could easily be called powerful earthquakes themselves, the failure of the primary AND secondary emergency energy generators for the coolant system, and then, only then, is one generator running into serious trouble.
    Japan is probably the best prepared country in the world for an event like this.

    If this had happened in virtually any other developed country the results would probably have been much worse.

    If it had happened in, say, Indonesia, the scale of the disaster would be almost unfathomable.

    Having said that, there's a lot of corruption in the Japanese construction industry and there have been questions for years about the safety standards at Japan's reactors.
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    I've been watching the news with a sad heart. I'm glad so many lives were spared, but any death is a tragedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iangould View Post
    Yeah, the world's supply of tentacle rape porn is critically endangered.

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    Second possible meltdown underways ...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42044156...-asia-pacific/

    You know, I'm still on the fence over the whole nuclear power issue
    It never struck me as a good idea.

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