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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Australia Has Nuclear Consensus

It's good to see cross party agreement in Australia on the building of a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory. John Howard, Australia's greatest prime minister of the twenty-first century and Bob Hawke, Australia's most flamboyant and possibly philanderous prime minister of the twentieth century both reckon it's a pretty good thing to do. So, Little Johnny's going to build one.

I look forward to the day when we in New Zealand can enjoy all the economic benefits of cheap nuclear power, the only truly 'clean' source of long term energy known to mankind.

Has Genetix has got any shares in companies which build nuclear power stations? I haven't seen any evidence to suggest she has not so according to phil u's rules of debate that's good enough to convict her. I heard someone has heard from someone else who had a private conversation with her that she thought it would be a good thing.
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 10/16/2005 01:19:00 PM

9 Comments:

Blogger The Doorman said...

Best PM of 21st century? He's the only PM of the 21st century so far.
Furthermore, he's a joke. He is only in power because the ALP is screwed up internally.

Clean energy from nuclear power. Seems that you are forgotting radioactive waste that needs to be decontaimanted for thousands of years. Learn something about radioactive material!

And it is not cheap to use nuclear power. It requires the ability to get uranium, which Aussie has lots of, but we have none. So we would have to import it, which is strategically stupid. Then there is the cost of changing it into usable Uranium (235 or 238, I can't remember which of the two). Then there is disposal, which requires major earthworks or transporting it.

10/16/2005 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Greg, your ability to miss humour is astounding.

10/16/2005 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Murray said...

No Greg has gotten me all strightened out on this issue.

He's certainly convinced me that we should ues the coal we're sitting on.

We have enough to power us for 10,000 years, we could revitalise several industries -esp coal mining one of the main stays of the old Labour party - actually get some use out of our rail system. Not actually import the damn stuff. Say goodbye to power cuts, not invest millions more in developing technology that results in personal gain for a couple of indivual politicians when other nations are developing and improving it a shit load better than we can. No more cast acres of New Zealand landscape being "visually poluted". While we're talking about that, how come hundreds of thundering great ugly windmills isn;t a problem but Shinia Twain has to move her house three feet to left or the entire South Island is no longer fit for human habitation?

No I say thanks Greg, you've opened my eyes.

Coal = all good.

10/16/2005 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Too Right said...

Nice post Adolf - great post Murray. I was composing something similar. Greg completely ignores the matter if the release of Carbon from long term sequestration by burning coal. Whether or no one believes the greenhouse effect argument and resultant global warming - why if there is an alternative with clean efficient nuclear power would anyone contemplate for another moment using heat to oxidise C with O2 to form CO2 to ultimately light a bulb?

The Greens have their entire body in the sand on this one.

10/16/2005 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger David said...

As a resident of the NT...

I think Hawke's idea is that everyone else should store their nuclear waste here in some sort of international repository.

Which I think is a great idea. The proposed sites are all extremely remote and stable and have plenty of room.

10/16/2005 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

I can't think of a geologically safer country than Oz.

10/16/2005 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

adolf..are you still banging on about that reference i gave you for thatcher dropping blair and bush in it..?..over their bullshit reasons for invading iraq...?

and that you denied happening (what thatcher said) but couldn't provide any evidence to support your denial..?

sheesh adolf...

phil(whoar.co.nz)

btw how are you feeling about your national party/maori party predictions possibly coming to pass..?

wouldn't it be fun to watch..?

10/16/2005 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

phil why don't you phouch off and check your own sources? I'm not going to play your little game. You were sunk by your own source.

10/16/2005 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that would be my source that quoted thatchers' office confirming she had voiced the criticisims of blair and bush over their justifications for the invasion of iraq..?

as opposed to your non-existant source..?..claiming the opposite..?

interesting standards of accountability/checkability you are displaying here adolf....

are you just plucking these things out of the ether..?..and expecting us to swallow..?....sheesh..!

phil(whoar.co.nz)

10/17/2005 07:53:00 AM  

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