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REPORT REJECTS NUCLEAR

SASKATOON — Constructing a nuclear reactor in Saskatchewan could triple power bills and will not decrease greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a report released Tuesday.

"It's not cost-effective," said Heath Packman, a former Saskatchewan government official and author of In the Red: The Green Behind Nuclear Power.

The report, commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, states nuclear power would have the highest capital costs of any energy form for Saskatchewan. It also says Saskatchewan's export market for surplus power "has been greatly exaggerated," as this power would be forced to compete with more cost-effective hydroelectric power from Manitoba, B.C., Washington and Oregon.

The Saskatchewan government explored the possibility of a nuclear reactor for the province, but has put any plans on hold, citing cost uncertainty.

On Dec. 17 2009, Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd announced the findings of the government-appointed Uranium De…

HISTORY NUCLEAR/CAR INDUSTRY

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The auto industry cannot exist without cheap electricity(or subsidy/bailout)..in the early days of development car industry factories were ...located near the niagra falls electric power plants....as the industry grew after the world war 2 ,the power from niagra was inadequate to supply the factories with power. . .and just by chance atomic energy was starting to expand. . .shortly there after a nuclear reactor was built near oshawa ...conveniently the home of general motors of canada . . .viola . . . cheap electric power was available and the auto industry began to thrive...the ford factory at oakville was still located near niagra falls so it too was thriving. . . . both of these industries are responsible for a lot of the ecological destruction that is happening on planet earth today.

CHINA OIL SPILL

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ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO BAN THE SEARCH FOR MORE HARD TO GET,EXPENSIVE OIL
THE POLLUTION OF THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD WILL CAUSE THE EXTINCTION OF ALL LIFE ON EARTH . . .MOTHER NATURE IS'NT DONE YET..HURRICANES,TORNADOES,EARTHQUAKES ARE THE RESULT OF HUMAN ACTIVITY ON EARTH AND WILL BE MORE SEVERE UNLESS WE CHANGE OUR DESTRUCTIVE LIFESTYLE LIKE OWNING OR DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE..THE MAIN REASON WHY THERE IS OFFSHORE DRILLING AND TAR SANDS EXTRACTION.

China Oil Spill Doubles in Size 1 Firefighter is Dead

THIS OIL DISASTER IN CHINA IN THE LAST FEW DAYS IS JUST ONE MORE REASON TO ELIMINATE GASOLINE USE BY OUR CAR CULTURE SOCIETY..GASOLINE USE IS THE MAIN REASON WHY THE SEARCH FOR HARD TO FIND OIL CONTINUES AROUND THE WORLD ALSO THE REASON SO MANY WARS ARE FOUGHT RIGHT NOW IN IRAQ,AFGHANISTAN ETC. . ..ALL COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN OIL EXPLORATION MUST STOP OR ELSE PLANET EARTH WILL SLOWLY BUT SURELY DISINTERGRATE....ONE OF MY SOLUTIONS TO THIS CLIMATE CRISIS ? REPLACE THE 1 BILLION MOTOR VEHICLES IN THE WORLD WITH 1 BILLION BICYCLES . . .IMAGINE...A HAPPIER,HEALTHIER U AND PLANET EARTH.

AUTOBAHN HIGHWAY PARTY

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OVER 3 MILLION PEOPLE SHOWED UP IN THIS GIANT STREET FESTIVAL ON THE BUSIEST FASTEST AUTO ROUTE(WITHOUT CARS THIS SUNDAY) IN EUROPE IN GERMANY . . A SURPRISING 1 MILLION SHOWED UP WITH THEIR BICYCLES. . . .A REALLY GREAT IDEA FOR USING A PUBLIC FUNDED ROAD FOR OTHER THAN CARS..I HOPE THIS TRADITION ? SPREADS TO CANADA.

STOP NUCLEAR BAILOUT

On Thursday, July 15, the House Energy and Water subcommittee is scheduled to vote on $25 billion in loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors in the FY2011 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

Only last month, the House passed $9 billion in nuclear loan guarantees in the 2010 Supplemental Appropriations bill (it has not yet passed the Senate). Together with the Department of Energy’s existing nuclear loan guarantee authority, the US taxpayer’s burden would be tripled to an enormous $52.5 billion.

The additional $25 billion in nuclear loan guarantees comes at the behest of Rep. Chet Edwards (D) to fund two proposed reactors at Comanche Peak in his district in Texas. The proposed new reactors have an uncertified and untested design, and are years away from licensing approval.

Putting another $25 billion into costly, economically risky and polluting new reactors will be at the expense of solving climate change with clean, renewable energy and efficiency.

Call or email your Representatives t…

BUILD BILLION BICYCLES

WHY NOT ? ? BUILD 1 BILLION BICYCLES TO REPLACE THE COMPLETELY DYSFUNCTIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE MONSTROSITY THAT SHOULD NEVER BEEN INVENTED. . .THE AUTOMOBILE IS A CLIMATE CRIMINAL PAR EXCELLENCE . . . WEIGHING IN AT 1 TO 3 TONS OF MOSTLY STEEL AND PLASTICS AND GUZZLING (FOSSIL FUEL GASOLINE)THE LIFEBLOOD OF PLANET EARTH WHICH DESTROYS THE PLANET WHEREVER IT IS FOUND AND EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT FOUND STILL THE SEARCH ITSELF DESTROYS ALMOST EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH. . .WHICH WOULD BE BETTER FOR THE ECOLOGY OF THE EARTH ? ? ? 1 BILLION OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED MOTOR VEHICLES . . OR ....1 BILLION BICYCLES . .THE MOST EFFICIENT ECOLOGICAL HUMAN TRANSPORT EVER INVENTED.

W.M.D.= MOTOR VEHICLES

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Its true any way u look at it.. .dirty.tar sands oil w/pollution to land, water and air..WHY . . do we need it ? fuel for motor vehicles is why.
gulf of mexico 80 + days toxic pollution to beaches,killing animals,fish,turtles and birds and humans . .why do we need it ?
motor vehicles again (also plastics but to a smaller extent)
crude oil tankers ... . .running aground in storms and on rocks(exxon valdez) . why ? ? mainly because of motor vehicle fuel supply.
oil and gas pipelines with undetected leaks in nigeria,south america,alaska and almost everywhere . . .why . . .?? again because of supplying motor vehicles with fuels..
forests and fertile farmland are destroyed on every continent ..why ??
to build concrete or asphalt roads for ?? u guessed it motor vehicles.
over 30,000 people per year killed in traffic accidents (usa) involving
???? . . again motor vehicles.
TRULY THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION = MOTOR VEHICLES.

RADIOACTIVE FISH ?

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YES . . .THERE ARE SUCH THING AS RECENTLY DISCOVERED NEAR A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN THE USA STATE OF VERMONT . . .TRACES OF STRONTIUM 90 ISOTOPE WERE DETECTED.
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http://www.timesargus.com/article/20100706/NEWS01/7060332/1002/NEWS01
...full details in this news article. printed july 6th 2010

G-20 TORONTO

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G-20 SUMMIT IS NOW HISTORY BUT IT HAS LEFT A BIG SCAR ON THE ON THE FUTURE OF PEACEFUL PROTEST ACTIVITY IN THIS CITY. . . . . THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE RALLIED IN RECENT DAYS TO PROTEST THE intimidating tactics of the various police forces that were brought into TORONTO FOR SECURITY DUTIES.