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Old 03-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #15
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Look at the bright side (pun intended). When you glow in the dark it will reduce the need to drain your trailer battery for lighting.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:25 PM   #16
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It's a fallout shelter sign (right), not a radioactive material placard (left)

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Oh, It was late and I don't see as well as I used to, sorry.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:24 AM   #17
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Oh, It was late and I don't see as well as I used to, sorry.

Sure, just don't that mistake when it REALLY matters

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:50 AM   #18
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And some people would rather have a Nuke in their back yard instead of a wind turbine, those people scare me.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:59 AM   #19
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And some people would rather have a Nuke in their back yard instead of a wind turbine, those people scare me.
Ha, a friend of mine went on a wind farm tour yesterday, as she's been approached by a wind company to host a turbine on her farm and they trundled interested landowners around to check out existing installations and have a chance to ask questions.

She was informed by skeptical neighbors, also on the tour, that the turbines microwave cattle from the inside out (which seems a plus to me, as I like my steak done evenly), cause chickens to stop laying eggs, cause mysterious horse deaths, and I think there might also have been something about the turbines selling cocaine and pornography to the children.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #20
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Ha, a friend of mine went on a wind farm tour yesterday, as she's been approached by a wind company to host a turbine on her farm and they trundled interested landowners around to check out existing installations and have a chance to ask questions.

She was informed by skeptical neighbors, also on the tour, that the turbines microwave cattle from the inside out (which seems a plus to me, as I like my steak done evenly), cause chickens to stop laying eggs, cause mysterious horse deaths, and I think there might also have been something about the turbines selling cocaine and pornography to the children.
But what they didn't say was that if something goes wrong it wont incinerate everything within 100 miles, right?
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Hi: All...It seems to me that everything we humans do has "Fallout"!!! All groups, whether Big Nuke, Big Oil, Big Coal, Big Solar, or Big Wind have their own agendas. "You're either for us or against us", and they'll spare no ponies in telling you so. At least the glassers are for the most part minimalistic in their expectations. We all try to get by whether your pluged in or not!!!
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Wind turbines kill flying animals (particularly bats) and can hum in the wind. Hydro dams kill fish, flood valuable real estate, and cause huge devastation when they fail. Coal fired plants cause environmental damage where the coal is mined and in toxic compounds and carbon emissions, and cause haze that reduce visibility. Photovoltaic solar panels manufacture produces chemical wastes and the metals in them have to be mined, too. There is no perfectly safe, completely environmentally friendly technology.

If we decided to set our house up to exist off-grid, we'd likely install solar panels on the south-facing roof, add a windmill or two to our roof line, and install a bank of batteries in the crawl-space to store energy. We'd also likely change some of my home wiring to take advantage of low-energy LED lights and my DC battery power source. I have gas heating, so we'd need to convert that to propane.

Even with all these changes we'd still have to re-think some of my lifestyle choices. The hot tub would probably have to go. We'd need to be more judicious about what lights we leave on, like the lights we have that come on automatically after dark. We might need to hand-wash our dishes sometimes, turn-off and un-plug more things when they're not actively being used, and not leave the TV on as much.

Mind you, a lot of these things are stuff we could do without going to solar and wind. I like my hot tub, and feel safer in our home with the lights that come on in the hallway and living room when night falls. The price of these things is needing to buy electricity, and that electricity has to come from somewhere.

I won't judge modern nuclear power plants based on the events in Japan. Those reactors were designed and built in the 1960s, and struck by both an 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that wiped out many of their support buildings. My hope is that future US power plants will be built using "inherently safe" designs that rely on the forces of nature to keep the plant safe and stable instead of external power sources and cooling water to remain safe in an emergerncy.

Would such a system be perfect? No . . . but I think it's safer than coal, which is what provides the majority of electric power here.
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Ok, Bats should have eyes, everything kills fish, coal is nasty from start to finish, there are probably as many chemicals in Diet Pepsi. I'm kinda messing with you, but I do live off grid kinda sorta, you could put a solar hot water heater on your roof and keep the hot tub but you may have to eat a lot of beans to get the bubbles. And the Nukes use a very large amount of liquid Chlorine to clean up that cooling water.
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. . . you may have to eat a lot of beans to get the bubbles . . .
And to think I was worried about "haze" from coal-fired power plants!
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Another view of the site linked above Here
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:48 PM   #27
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It takes awhile to start glowing! Wait a few years then check back with them.
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This seems promising
Bill Gates Invests Millions in Nuclear Power : Discovery News
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