“Funny. Anti-nukers are hopping and harping over suspected sabotage of non-critical redundant systems which hasn't injured anyone or damaged public property for decades of potential chances to cause destructive malice, but blissfully don't curl up in fear that they and their kids are inhaling and injecting aerial pollutants -intentionally- released into the environment every hour by fossil sources whose effects are far more pernicious than any rare nuclear plant releases outside the peculiar circumstances of hyper-hyped Chernobyl. Anti-nukers ought take a cue from Aussie green Ben Heard on nuclear energy or hyper-liberal Paul Newman and peace-activist Dr. Carl Sagan on how they "got less irrational and more sensible" dropping philosophical axes to grind to support nuclear energy, even if grudgingly.
chesswizard3 on Nov 30, 2012 at 14:57:52
“I fail to see why "anti-nukers" would jump on this story of a backup generator which was not even relevant to the steam generator leaks. Its sounds more like deflection by the plant operators to blame employees for the failed equipment found.”
“Any G.I. living today who was in that theater would tell you you're dead wrong. There wasn't anything more uniquely horrible at Nagasaki and Hiroshima than they hadn't already seen and been through already. A flame thrower victim is indistinguishable from a crisped Hiroshima victim. Overwhelming most G.I.'s who were there share Gen Tibbet's view. And I dare say even Japanese.
InnerCynic on Aug 10, 2012 at 19:49:10
“Except that women and children are not "uniquely" uniform wearing combat troops out in the field. Now if you still believe that drivel then by your own logic you don't mind someone coming over to crispy fry your family.”
chatnuptime1 on Aug 10, 2012 at 18:11:33
“The military hardened would yes. I am not speaking so much of them as I am society in general especially ordinary every day people and scientist included. For which my father intterviewed no small number of them after the event. Most express a deep regret that their inventions were used in this mannor. That was my point.”
“You have a BIG problem, sir, and it ain't ideological or philiosphical, it's common sense. No proverb could've spared a half million lives plus invading Japan on both sides .As the son of a black WWII Seabee in the Pacific, I can tell you I wouldn't be here nor a lot of readers of this article. Unlike Oppenheimer, I have no regrets in the development of nuclear power, which lights our cities with the lowest mortality rate of all other power sources combined, and also powers a proud achivement now roving on Mars. Demonizing nuclear energy malkes as much sense as demonizing fire.
MarcEdward on Aug 9, 2012 at 19:11:25
“Folks don't get that the Japanese were willing to fight and die for their emperor. One of the islands we captured, thousands of locals threw themselves and their kids off a cliff rather than be captured. The Japanese people were being drilled WITH SPEARS to charge our Marines (who had guns). We could have invaded Japan, at the cost of millions of Japanese lives (and probably a million Americans too). Dropping those two bombs was the moral thing to do.”