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Basically this planet has three sources of energy at present (yikes I may be forgetting some): (1) those derived from the sun’s energy (gravitationally confined thermonuclear fusion - the sun consumes itself at 20 tons/day) – this includes all fossil Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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Ho-Kay: Because much new-talk has centered on proliferation and nuclear waste, I would like to advertize a Sub-Critical power reactor based on burning Thorium – a Thorium fueled reactor breeding U233, but in a subcritical assembly, called an Energy Amplifier Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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As far as proliferation is concerned (I suppose the second amendment and its shibboleths aside – but widdershins, a nuke in my garage, ”just-in-case”, seems prudent, nu? How cool would that be, to wash it on the driveway on a Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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Cost considerations of nuclear power are indeed important. A cost component in many ways difficult to address is the size of a nuclear plant, which also has social implications. The “sizes” of reactors contemplated can vary by about 2-3 orders Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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As many have made clear, fission-based nuclear energy is a very good interim idea (but only until fusion comes online, and the full benefits of renewables, non-carbon portable fuels, and conservation technologies come to fruition). But Newquelar (in the words Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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These sessions are thought-provoking and my best wishes and thanks to the creative nEWTALK crew. My thoughts turn to motivation for and assessment/measurement of excellent performance. If we drill down in government, we find individuals. My guess is that true Is it possible to fix government?
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Where is a Dr. Kevorkian for this sick patient when we need him? This is beginning to remind me of that classic debate topic in the early 1960's: "Communism: Threat, or Menace?" It seems most people on this post agree Is it possible to fix government?
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to Dr David Walker: Please: tell us more about what are "the type of dramatic and fundamental reforms that are needed in some areas". And you refer to separating "the programs and policies that work from the ones that don’t" Is it possible to fix government?
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Well folks, what I'm hearing is apple pie and motherhood. This is like "belling the cat' - everyone agrees the pussy needs a bell, but how and who and what puts the bell on? Besides making it a felony to Is it possible to fix government?
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Congratulations on new talking, if not thinking. His Honor's comments are so well meant and hoped for. Yet that humans form tribes/clans/families/groups/football fandoms/bands etc and "parties" is basically primate evolution. If we all stood only as individuals, little would get Is it possible to fix government?
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