Subject: Obama's Passion for
Nukes! Not People. Not Jobs
Obama giving billions for nuke plants has sent
me over the edge. Nobody should think
of this corporate welfare enthusiast as for the
people or for the environment.
Yet meanwhile, instead of leading in any of the
real issues facing America, Obama today is
yet again busy kissing more GOP ass and giving
billions to nuclear power plants. What a kick
in the face to environmentalists and progressives
in the US and all over the world who have
spent generations protesting to stop the insane
and reckless nuclear industry. The industry isn't
profitable without more military-industrial corporate
welfare for Westinghouse!
Once again, Obama pays off the rich and lets middle
America starve and lose their homes,
with millions without jobs. Don't you think passing
the GOP held up unemployment extension
and doing something about foreclosures and corporation-friendly
bankruptcy laws are, perhaps
a bit more important than bailing out another
dinosaur American industry (one that was already
defunct since Reagan was in office??). So you
can see where his priorities lay. Money that could
have gone to alternative energy, while China
now has taken the lead in renewable energy technology.
Yep, kissing more Republican ass is all Obama
hopes will work. How pathetic is that?
"I'll be philosophical. Until about two billion
years ago, it was impossible to have any life on earth;
that is, there was so much radiation on earth
you couldn't have any life — fish or anything. Gradually,
about two billion years ago, the amount of
radiation on this planet and probably in the entire system
reduced and made it possible for some form
of life to begin... Now when we go back to using nuclear
power, we are creating something which nature
tried to destroy to make life possible... Every time you
produce radiation, you produce something that
has a certain half-life, in some cases for billions of years.
I think the human race is going to wreck itself,
and it is important that we get control of this horrible force
and try to eliminate it... I do not believe
that nuclear power is worth it if it creates radiation. Then you might
ask me why do I have nuclear powered ships.
That is a necessary evil. I would sink them all. Have I given
you an answer to your question?"
-Adm.Hyman Rickover, the Father
of the Nuclear Navy and of Shippensport nuclear reactor.
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