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Nuclear plants protested outside 'Simpsons' premiere
News8Austin ^ | 7/27/2007 | News 8 Austin Staff

Posted on 07/28/2007 4:23:58 PM PDT by P-40

Environmentalists protested a serious cause outside the Alamo Drafthouse in South Austin during the opening day of The Simpsons movie.

Three environmental groups, Public Citizen, The Lone Star chapter of the Sierra Club and SEED Coalition promoted nuclear awareness while dressed as Springfield's finest.

Members of the environmental groups say Texas needs to meet its energy needs with renewable sources, not by turning to dangerous sources.

"In the past few months the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received numerous applications from companies to build new nuclear plants here in Texas and throughout the nation. We think it's too expensive, too risky and we still don't have a way to treat the nuclear waste that results," Cyrus Reed of the Sierra Club said.

The groups also say they plan to launch a website in the next few months to document problems with the nuclear industry.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; environment; nuclear; power; simpsons; texas
All this rain Texas has gotten lately has hurt some of our cotton and grain crops, but our fruits and nuts seem to be doing well.
1 posted on 07/28/2007 4:23:59 PM PDT by P-40
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To: P-40
Members of the environmental groups say Texas needs to meet its energy needs with renewable sources, not by turning to dangerous sources.

If these people really cared, they would build enough solar and wind systems for all of us. Othewise, we have to use fossil and nuclear fuels, and it's all their fault.

THANKS FOR KILLING THE PLANET, HIPPIES!

;-)

2 posted on 07/28/2007 4:28:14 PM PDT by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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Somebody needs to tell these morons that it’s only a cartoon. No nuke plant was actually built for the movie.

Haven’t they ever noticed the gentle digs about nuclear power in the opening aequence of the Simpsons every week? Some people are immune to humor...


3 posted on 07/28/2007 4:29:09 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: P-40

I’m thinking of moving from the subs of Chicago to the DFW area soon. You boys wanna take care of these groups for me before I get there?

I’ve been under “Blue Rule” for far too long and I’ll be wanting to finish off my life in the “Red”.

This is just heart wrenching, I tell ya.


4 posted on 07/28/2007 4:30:29 PM PDT by uptoolate (How can a Holy, Righteous, and Just God NOT kill me for what I said, thought and did yesterday)
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To: P-40
but our fruits and nuts seem to be doing well.

You got that right!

Protesting....what...?

A movie.

An animated movie at that.

The sad part is that they really feel like they are, "making a statement!"

Good thing there is nothing else to worry about, huh, Moonbats?

5 posted on 07/28/2007 4:31:29 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (I've reached the age where happy hour is a nap.)
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To: P-40

Well they’ve screwed us far thirty years on nuclear energy but it looks like we might just get back into the game. Painfully behind the rest of the world.


6 posted on 07/28/2007 4:32:26 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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We think it's too expensive, too risky and we still don't have a way to treat the nuclear waste that results,"

More people have died in Teddy Kennedy’s car than have died from the commercial generation of nuclear power.

A great deal of the expense incurred by neuclear power is do to excessive government regulation.

There are technically feasible (there are used in France and Great Brittan) methods of reducing the volume of spent nuclear fuel, however thanks to Jimma Carter the United States for swore the reprocessing of spent commercial reactor fuel.

NIMBY politics has held up the construction of the Commercial Nuclear Fuel Repository Facility at Yucca Mountain which was required by contract to begin accepting waste in 1999.

Politics is the only thing that prevents Nuclear Power for supplying cost competitive electricity to the consumers of this country.

7 posted on 07/28/2007 4:34:48 PM PDT by Pontiac (Patriotism is the natural consequence of having a free mind in a free society.)
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but our fruits and nuts seem to be doing well.

Unfortunately, those fruits and nuts are not weather dependent...however, uncover a septic tank and you are soon overrun. Back to the topic at hand; the only sources of energy that the freaks want us to use is entirely weather dependent...just last week outside Arlington in E. Oregon, an entire wind farm(I counted 24 towers)was non operational because the wind was of insufficient speed...but, down in the gorge at Hood River(in the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area) there were whitecaps with dozens of windsurfers, but, alas, no wind turbines.
8 posted on 07/28/2007 4:37:43 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: P-40

It’s a cartoon. That is all I have to say.


9 posted on 07/28/2007 4:39:56 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Satan is working both sides of the street in World Socialism and World Courts.)
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To: P-40

Release the hounds!


10 posted on 07/28/2007 4:41:30 PM PDT by csvset
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To: P-40
our fruits and nuts seem to be doing well

The fruits and nuts thrive everywhere. I'm on the Mendocino coast for the summer, and, I tell you, this place is infested with fruts and nuts.

11 posted on 07/28/2007 4:41:56 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: SIDENET
If these people really cared, they would build enough solar and wind systems for all of us.

They were really protesting the wind farms for awhile...until TXU said it would just build a dozen or so coal plants instead, now they've shut up about wind and kept somewhat quiet about the new nuclear projects going in. There is supposed to be one massive solar concentrator in the works...so look for them to be protesting solar soon.
12 posted on 07/28/2007 4:51:05 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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Why do we let the moron minority dictate energy policy in this country? We should have been 80%+ nukes by now.

And WHERE THE HECK IS MY NUCLEAR-POWERED FLYING CAR???


13 posted on 07/28/2007 4:58:36 PM PDT by Hazwaste (Now with added lemony freshness!)
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To: P-40
What a bunch of idiots.
14 posted on 07/28/2007 4:58:50 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: Pontiac
We think it's too expensive, too risky and we still don't have a way to treat the nuclear waste that results," - Cyrus Reed of the Sierra Club.

"And Lord, we are especially thankful for nuclear power, the cleanest, safest energy source there is. Except for solar, which is just a pipe dream." - Homer Simpson

"And this one solar collector can gather enough energy to run this colorful pinwheel ...Wait. Wait, I got it, I got it." - Ed Begley Jr.

15 posted on 07/28/2007 5:00:41 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Dumbledore)
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To: P-40

Ditto p40


16 posted on 07/28/2007 5:01:50 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

“Somebody needs to tell these morons that it’s only a cartoon. No nuke plant was actually built for the movie.”

Oh, sure. Next thing you’ll be telling us that Cindy Sheehan isn’t really Joan of Arc.


17 posted on 07/28/2007 5:46:48 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Oztrich Boy

Homer is corect.

He’s my hero.

Ahhh donuts!

Ohhh! (sad face) someone ate all the sprinkled ones!


18 posted on 07/28/2007 6:00:15 PM PDT by Pontiac (Patriotism is the natural consequence of having a free mind in a free society.)
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Members of the environmental groups say Texas needs to meet its energy needs with renewable sources, not by turning to dangerous sources..." We think it's too expensive, too risky...

And what are these envirowienies doing to decrease demand? Are ANY of them living in the dark? Do ANY of them refuse electric service to their homes/parents basements?

Like everything else these uninformed, B.S. swallowing, pot heads protest, they prove what hypocrites they are.

19 posted on 07/28/2007 6:06:54 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: P-40

Hippies protest the Simpsons....Get a job scumbag!


20 posted on 07/28/2007 6:12:02 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: P-40

FACEPALM


21 posted on 07/28/2007 6:28:17 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: P-40

it’s not nuclear, it NU-CU-LER. Get it right dammit.


22 posted on 07/28/2007 6:38:25 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none!)
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Hey protestor scum!

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23 posted on 07/28/2007 6:47:57 PM PDT by b4its2late (If you can remain calm, you just don't have all the facts.)
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To: P-40
Save the environment,
kill an environmentalist.
24 posted on 07/28/2007 8:07:40 PM PDT by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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25 posted on 07/29/2007 6:06:10 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (APOLOGIZE OR RESIGN!!! CALL John Murtha AT 202-225-2065)
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