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by Maui
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: News thread political tangent
Replies: 30
Views: 9483

News thread political tangent

I'm experienced in politics as an activist and election official (and not a republican), so I know how this works (I've also worked as an energy analyst, so I know the energy industry pretty well). Claims that the "problem of nuclear waste" needs to be solved are disengenuous when the "problem" has...
by Maui
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: and some more eestor news
Replies: 65
Views: 16589

hello Problem is, that even if their numbers are correct, the energy density of their energy storage is still much less than in gasoline. Yes, but combustion engines are much less capable of extracting that energy when compared to electric engines. Anyway, to make a radical change in automobiles an...
by Maui
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 52398

Over the decades I've developed a rather deep distrust of Democrats at the national level. Then I think you've made two mistakes: 1) To distrust Democrats not politicians as a whole. 2) To assume any one politician can only be as good as the "worst" in his or her own party. Obama is not Pelosi just...
by Maui
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 52398

Who are O's constituents? The drill now pro nuke folks? Or the no drill, no nukes people? Again, why the assumption of one or the other, this or that, black or white? But if you want to talk about Obama's constituents (instead of his political base), it currently includes southern Illinois coal min...
by Maui
Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 52398

Well Obama is anti-nuclear-anything, so its a waste of time to try there, the political left is almost unanimously against any kind of nuclear power (other than the few intelligent greens who have admitted nuke is the only solution to saving the environment). Oh, come on. I hate our tendencies to a...
by Maui
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: More EEStor news
Replies: 40
Views: 17211

This really smells to me like an attempt to string investors along. Yeah, think you must be right... But still I have to wonder what Lockheed saw that made them go through the trouble of inking a deal. (this was probably discussed before and I missed it?) Also, suppose it is a true sham-- wouldn't ...
by Maui
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 52398

We have to be very careful about dealing with Congress on this. Money that gets appropriated through Congressional pressure looks like an earmark and gets labeled as pork. That kind of money can go away in a big hurry. That wouldn't serve anyone very well. Consequently, we are going through the pee...