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Protesters link arms around the world to decry nuclear power
AFP via Google News ^ | March 11, 2012

Posted on 03/11/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

PARIS — Tens of thousands of anti-nuclear protesters across the globe called for an end to nuclear power as they marked the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami at Japan's Fukushima power plant.

In Japan, tens of thousands rallied near the crippled plant, demanding an end to nuclear power as the nation held memorial ceremonies for a disaaster that claimed almost 20,000 lives.

Demonstrators in France's Rhone valley formed a human chain that organisers said stretched for 230 kilometres (140 miles) and consisted of about 60,000 people. The region has Europe's highest concentration of nuclear reactors, demonstrators said.

France's 58 nuclear reactors generate about 75 percent of the country's electricity, making it the world's most nuclear-dependent nation. Activists across Germany carried out similar protests, with organisers claiming as many as 50,000 people turned out across the country.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: france; nuclear; socialism; wankers
Who needs low cost energy? I hope we have plenty of algae.
1 posted on 03/11/2012 1:34:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They probably took the electric train to the protest.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 1:37:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Really? They couldn’t do any better than that hoary old “cause”?


3 posted on 03/11/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The irony is that most protesters in this cause are urbanized young people who are the farthest removed from and the least able to cope in a world without electricity.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 1:58:09 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Using this time to stage an anti-nuke protest, instead of allowing the Japanese to remind the world of all the death and destruction they suffered, is pretty f-ing tacky.

But leftists have never been known for their tact.

Or intelligence.


5 posted on 03/11/2012 2:08:10 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And these people have pledged not to use nuclear-generated power or any items manufactured or stored with said power ??

Didn’t think so....


6 posted on 03/11/2012 2:09:07 PM PDT by Salgak
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Protesters" Public employee/pensioner investors in coal plants, natural gas and propane "link arms around the world to decry nuclear power"

Behold the new global political class.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 2:10:28 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Luddites! Greenies, go back to the 19th Century and get an f’n horse, heat your house with wood or coal and drive up your carbon credits!


8 posted on 03/11/2012 2:11:30 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In Japan, tens of thousands rallied near the crippled plant, demanding an end to nuclear power as the nation held memorial ceremonies for a disaster that claimed almost 20,000 lives.

20,000 dead? The last I checked it was more like 200. Seriously, did I miss something?

9 posted on 03/11/2012 2:15:10 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They linked arms around the world?

Wow. There must have been like a gazillion of them.

10 posted on 03/11/2012 2:20:45 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And then they went back home and felt stupid.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 2:21:24 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These a-holes should’ve spent 15 months in a Japanese concentration camp in SE Asia.

Long live Paul Tibbits and long live the Enola Gay!


12 posted on 03/11/2012 2:24:56 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These people are lunatics. They want to ban nuclear and carbon sources. This results in miserable poverty. These clowns think that “renewable sources” will solve all problems. Too bad they don’t understand the laws of physics. The real tragedy is that the President of the United States is implementing their nonsense as energy policy.


13 posted on 03/11/2012 2:25:09 PM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale
These clowns think that “renewable sources” will solve all problems.

The only renewables they are going to get is "Dust to dust...ashes to ashes".

14 posted on 03/11/2012 2:29:05 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

No Chevy Volt?

No iPod/iPhone?

No Xbox?

No Sirius or Pandora?

No Twitter, Facebook or text messages?

The world as they know it would end!
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Along that line of thought,

Anyone remember the old SF story about the Earth going through a space cloud of electricity-eating microbes?

No TV or radio, so people began to stroll through their neighborhoods in the evenings to talk with folks.

Spark plugs no longer worked, so diesels were the only engines. Horse drawn carriages & plows were back.

Kerosine lamps or similar were to only home nighttime illumination, so people went to bed earlier.

IOW, everything went back to the 1890’s pace of life.


15 posted on 03/11/2012 2:45:30 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Their cell phones, I-Pods and computers are made from magic dust in factories powered by Unicorn gas.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 2:48:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These savages would not be happy until Capitalism was destroyed and they were rubbing sticks together and using bones for the worship of the devil.


17 posted on 03/11/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Tens of thousands of anti-nuclear protesters across the globe called for an end to nuclear power...

I don't believe it - I want to see pictures of the 'tens of thousands'...

Here's what's real: Hundreds of millions of people want lower power bills. Guess the 'hundreds of millions' don't count to the Democrat Media Complex. Just the folks in the street -the ones looking like liberal rabble... yep, they count...

18 posted on 03/11/2012 3:28:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

50,000 people showed....pretty much the size of a Cubs baseball game attendance!!


19 posted on 03/11/2012 3:51:34 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: outofstyle
20,000 dead? The last I checked it was more like 200. Seriously, did I miss something

they conveniently tossed in those killed by the tsunami

20 posted on 03/11/2012 3:55:56 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Trust me, in a few months, people will have forgotten ALL ABOUT Fukushima. They will be wondering where their next meal comes from.


21 posted on 03/11/2012 4:04:03 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: outofstyle

I wonder how long it would take for the crying to start if they actually got their wish.


22 posted on 03/11/2012 4:38:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One thorium based nuclear power plant per million in population by 2020 in the United States.

On my bucket list of things I’d like to see....


23 posted on 03/11/2012 5:45:48 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

In other words, who gives a shit about them.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 8:59:35 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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