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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

A lot of LOL moments in this article. And a lot of wisdom, as always. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

"The whole plan is so simple that mentally challenged European leaders like Macron and Merkel can have militarized police ensure success anywhere people aren't cooperating. Heck, even Biden could probably pull it off. " Trudeau beat all of them to it....Freedom Convoy......

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

All the intentional scarcity of energy (and fertilizer, and food) is accompanied by real suffering around the world. The corruption spanning through governments, corporations, investment groups, media, should soon become apparent even to those most deeply asleep, especially as gene therapy harm becomes overwhelming.

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I love this. Brilliant piece of writing.

Bottom line though . . . we are still ruled and surrounded by utter fuckwits. What to do about that?

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Brother, you have outdone yourself!

Thanks for some mirth in the bleakness

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Sep 16, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

"There are those who say that no nuclear power can ever be safe enough to keep them from reliving the memory of watching a documentary about Chernobyl on TV." This brought me to the brink of incontinence! (it is "Saran Wrap", which I only know as in the 70's a book called The Total Woman advocated greeting home-from-work-hubbie at the door wrapped only in it--not a satire or even half a satire!)

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The Simpsons prediction phenomena strikes again. D'oh

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

The ability of your writing to fool AI text scanners by using old or unique phrasing is masterful. And I mean that as a big complement! :)

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

Brilliant!

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

If you can't find any humour in all this, you're just not taking it serious enough....a guy by the name of Wes Jackson....lol

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

I would say your style is consistently witty but this one grabbed me a lot of times. Also necessary for me after listening to Mike Adams interview Dave Hodges 2 days ago...

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

Fukushima survived the earthquake just fine.

It did not survive the Tsunami.

The lesson learned is when you build a nuclear reactor in a tsunami zone, you might as well build a submarine around it to protect it from seawater flooding.

Earthquake zones are fine, so long as the earthquake cannot disrupt any needed cooling water.

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

Spot frigging on.

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I mean really, if you are looking for warp speed: USA, and in fact Russia both have a considerable stockpile of Nuclear ICBMโ€™s that are just sitting there looking bored. We should launch a good number of them into Europe โ€” maybe somewhere central like Davos โ€” this winter to warm the place up. If you average over the entire winter you could get a nice comfortable temperature.

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๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Sep 15, 2022ยทedited Sep 15, 2022Liked by Mathew Crawford

I'm seeing nuclear being promoted a lot lately. Blasting, mining, transporting and refining millions of tons of earth using trucks the size of large houses, and processing and refining uranium/plutonium, building nuclear reactors and power plants, and building facilities for storing the waste are not magically provided by the ๐ง๐ฎ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฒ.

I've searched in vain for a comprehensive cost/benefit analysis of all this activity versus the electrical output, sans the government subsidies for weapons programs.

There's a very interesting possibility that the safety and storage issue has actually overblown for ulterior purposes- https://rumble.com/embed/v17a3yp/?pub=4 but does the net energy out of the system exceed or even equal the gross energy in, or is it just shifting the fossil fuel consumption out of sight and out of mind, like electric cars?

There are some very interesting contemporary reactor designs. Putting aside the issue of how we can avoid more Hanford sites and ocean dumping by forcing criminal and civil responsibility for fissile material from cradle to grave on to the appropriate parties, how do the economics ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บbreak down?

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