Dems Unveil The Stupidest 10-Year-Plan In The History Of The WorldChris Menahan
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The Democrats' "Green New Deal" is so stupid you have to applaud Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for having the temerity to release it to the public.
This morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released an overview of the Democrat “Green New Deal” which threatens "a massive transformation of our society."
Build trains across oceans and end all air travel!Where do you even start?
Let's start with the one good part: planting trees instead of wasting billions on pointless Carbon Capture and Storage is a good idea.
Next, the neutral: printing money to pay for giant public works projects.
That's Hitler's economics, but whatever. Germany did become a superpower in just a few short years after being economically devastated by WW1 (whether their public works projects alone were the cause is disputed), but spending trillions on this cockamamie plan would just be insane.
Now, on to the worst of the worst.
Nuclear power is quite possibly the greatest form of energy ever created and it has zero emissions. That's why people who are not morons, like Bill Gates, are getting behind it as the "solution" to our so-called "climate crisis."
I would highly recommend watching these two speeches from nuclear physicist Galen Winsor where he literally eats uranium to demonstrate how we've been lied to about the dangers of nuclear power.
Winsor worked on multiple nuclear power plants and got tons of exposure to radiation but died at the ripe old age of 82 of Parkinson's, which is not radiation related. Winsor went on a speaking tour throughout the US in the 1980's where he ate uranium repeatedly.
He also said he swam in spent fuel pools and took a 2 liter bottle of the spent fuel pool water to drink for other similar demonstrations.
He insisted the whole nuclear scare was a total scam by Big Oil to crush their competition and politicians went along with it because they were being bought off or believed the propaganda.
I don't know whether or not everything he says is true, but regardless the nuclear power plants today are built to standards Mr. Winsor would no doubt find completely ridiculous (at a much higher cost) but are nonetheless the most shockingly brilliant Sci-Fi-esque devices ever created by man.
One plant in Ontario, Canada serves a city of two million people and can run 24-hours a day, 365 days a year:
These nuclear power plants are basically just steam engines which use pellets of uranium as fuel to create heat.
Power is created through a controlled chain reaction, the efficiency of which is unparalleled.
Contrary to public perceptions, nuclear power plants are actually safer than other forms of energy:
The biggest panics in recent times were Three Miles Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.
Three Miles Island was put back to work years ago, though the costs are just marginally too high to keep it running, probably due to extensive regulations. Natural gas is somewhat cheaper as a result of the fracking boom.
It was reported in 2015 that wildlife is "thriving" in Chernobyl without any issues even though we were told it would be a nuclear wasteland for potentially thousands of years.
People regularly go on tours of Chernobyl just for fun.
As Forbes reported last year, no one has died due to Fukushima and cancer rates are not any higher among among those who worked on the recovery:
[T]he radiation workers in Japan, including Fukushima, as with all radworkers around the world, do not have any more cancers than the general population. The people around Fukushima do not have any more cancers than the general population and never will. They never got enough of a dose.A real "Green New Deal" which could be worth printing money for would be building nuclear power plants all over the US.
Tearing everything down to rebuild it as part of a jobs program and wasting trillions of dollars on hugely inefficient solar and wind -- which require exceedingly scarce rare earth minerals mostly controlled by China -- is a sick joke.
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