Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nuclear Energy Isn't Dangerous. Corporate Greed Is.

In the wake of the horrific disasters in Japan, there has been a lot of anti-nuclear hysteria going on.

The general consensus seems to be that we mere, puny humans are no match for Mother Nature and there is no way we could build something inherently "dangerous" as a nuclear power plant that could possibly survive something as powerful as an earthquake.

Well, that's bullshit.

After 7 million years of evolution, we are Homo Fucking Sapiens and we can do whatever the Hell we want to do!

It's not an engineering problem. It's a profitability problem.

"Since its inception in 1948, the U.S. Navy nuclear program has developed 27 different plant designs, installed them in 210 nuclear powered ships, taken 500 reactor cores into operation, and accumulated over 5,400 reactor years of operation and 128,000,000 miles safely steamed. Additionally, 98 nuclear submarines and six nuclear cruisers have been recycled. The U.S. Navy has never experienced a reactor accident."

How can that possibly be when "we all know" that nuclear power is SO DANGEROUS?!?!


The Department of the Navy dosen't build nuclear reactors as cheaply as possible so that they can make a profit by charging naval vessels for the power they use!

The Department of the Navy builds nuclear reactors to be safe and reliable in peace or war. Our Navy is self sufficient. Our Navy doesn't have to rely on the good will of foreign countries to refuel our warships. They can remain at sea for YEARS.

The latest generation of Navy nuclear cores can power a ship for 40-50 years before needing to be replaced.

A modern air craft carrier can carry as many as 8 nuclear power plants.

The Navy knows how to GET SHIT DONE!

So here is the XO Plan For Energy Independence:

Replace every coal fired power plant with clusters of U.S.N. Nuclear Power Plants operated by the Navy.

That's it.

How do we pay for it?

* Get the fuck out of Afghanistan and Iraq (where we never should have been)
* Eliminate Corporate Welfare and Farm Subsidies (Free Market, baby!)
* Legalize marijuana and tax the fuck out of it (Huh? Wha? DOOD!)
* Eliminate the Tax Exemption for "churches" (They provide services and own property in exchange for collecting fees...they are a fucking business...TAX 'EM!)

With the savings from the above changes and the reinvestment of those funds into our new U.S.N. Energy Grid, your home utility bill goes away.

Your tax dollars are now paying for domestic energy generation instead of killing foreigners, jailing stoners, making billionaires richer and subsidising medieval fantasies.

You can recharge your fancy electric car (which is now ACTUALLY Green because the electricity isn't being generated by burning fossil fuels) at Navy Power Stations.

I challenge anyone to explain to me why this wouldn't be better than what we have now.


Keith Sader said...

Uh - socialism?

Xavier Onassis said...

Yes. Socialism.

Greed dosn't work.

Greed is broken.

Joe said...

This is one of your more insightful posts, of which I'll link to.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

What if one of those nuclear subs blew up somehow...terrorist or to a populated area..

Of course that's a risk that we have today ...

There is nothing without risk...

So...your proposal has validity.

But I just have to say building a nuclear plant on a fault line is next to insanity.

May said...

I think nuclear power is really dumb. How is using reactive material to boil water to spin turbines be a good way to make energy?! It's not! Nuclear power plants are all money-losers and wouldn't be able to exist without government subsidies. I can't believe this crap still exists, honestly.