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inthemiddle said...

That is incorrect dude. First of all the limits for tritium are as follows: Canada: 7,000 becquerel per liter (Bq/L).(189,189 pci/L) United States: 740 Bq/L or 20,000 picocurie per liter (pCi/L) (Safe Drinking Water Act) Notice Ours is lower. This is only a measurement of the amount of radioactivity (how strong the radioactivity is not how much you are receiving.

Now what you were talking about is the amount of exposure to the public resulting from the activities of a nuclear facility and we have the same limits.

10 CFR 20 (a) Each licensee shall conduct operations so that - The total effective dose equivalent to individual members of the public from the licensed operation does not exceed 0.1 rem (1 mSv) in a year, exclusive of the dose contributions from background radiation, from any administration the individual has received, from exposure to individuals administered radioactive material and released under § 35.75, from voluntary participation in medical research programs, and from the licensee's disposal of radioactive material into sanitary sewerage in accordance with § 20.2003

nice try.

December 22, 2011 at 9:35 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

And we could take that to the extreme if we agree that the universe was created from the big bang and that everything in universe was created from a nuclear explosion...or just like getting hit by a wooden bat that came from a tree that grew using photosynthesis which develops from the sun which is powered by nuclear fusion which is by definition nuclear power.

December 22, 2011 at 7:02 p.m.
inthemiddle said...


Thats why I posted can't compare a nuclear accident to an industrial accident. Those two were industrial accidents as were the wind turbine accidents I listed. I agree worst case scenario is the comparison to be made. To answer your previous question about safety.

The American limit is calculated to yield a dose of 4.0 millirems (or 40 microsieverts in SI units) per year. This is about 1.3% of the natural background radiation (roughly 3000 microsieverts).

Tritiated water has a short biological half-life in the human body of 7 to 14 days, which both reduces the total effects of single-incident ingestion and precludes long-term bioaccumulation of tritiated water from the environment.

For Limric, your self lighting gunsight uses tritium in small amounts, replacing radium which didn't turn out to be so safe.

December 22, 2011 at 6:52 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

Limric, The two incidents at Surry were due to steam line explosions and not a result of a radiological event. Not trying to play gotcha just saying.

Deaths by wind Energy

D 5 DK 5 NL 2 Sweden 1 Sub Total 13

North America
USA 18 Canada 1 Sub Total 19 Total 32

December 22, 2011 at 6:14 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

Mr. Pot meet Mr. Kettle

"I wonder why they aren't trumpeting the achievements of our last republican president?

All of the GOP candidates are campaigning on those 'principles,' and yet they dare not speak the name of our former idiot-in-chief."

and then when confronted,

"Why live in the past?"

December 15, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

Many people already lead simple-living lifestyles and don't know it. And many of them are millionaires. Proof can be found in the best-selling book, ''The Millionaire Next Door," by Thomas Stanley and William Danko. You'd never guess that the subject of millionaires could have anything to do with simple living, but it does.

Compulsive savers vs. the rest of us The millionaires in this book were not born wealthy, nor do most of them have high-level, exotic jobs. What they do have are simple lifestyles.

It's the simple lifestyles, not the big paychecks, that turned these people into millionaires. According to the book, their wealth is the result of hard work, perseverance, planning and most of all, self-discipline.

So why aren't all of us hard-working souls rich? Answer: We regularly and continually give our money away to other people so they can become wealthy, while we live paycheck to paycheck. We buy the latest cars, biggest houses, full wardrobes, daily espressos, high-tech gizmos and gadgets of all kinds. As a result, we're on treadmills, never allowing ourselves the time to create the kind of lifestyle we want.

On the other hand, the millionaires are described in the book as "compulsive savers and investors." After surveying 1,115 millionaires around the country, authors Stanley and Danko came up with seven common denominators among those who successfully build wealth:

They live well below their means.

They allocate their time, energy and money efficiently, in ways conducive to building wealth.

They believe that financial independence is more important than displaying high social status.

Their parents did not provide economic outpatient care.

Their adult children are economically self-sufficient.

They are proficient in targeting market opportunities.

They chose the right occupations.

The millionaire next door "The flashy millionaires glamorized by the media actually represent only a tiny minority of America's rich," Stanley and Danko say in the book. "Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue -- they live next door."

The authors say that the typical wealthy individual is a businessman who has lived in the same town for all of his adult life and owns a small factory, a chain of stores or a service company. He lives next door to people with a fraction of his wealth. Their survey indicated that while the paycheck-to-paycheck crowd drives new cars, most millionaires don't. They're not wearing expensive clothes and watches and their houses are relatively modest compared to their financial status.

You don't need to be a millionaire to lead a simple life, and indeed, no one said that money equals happiness. But you can learn from millionaires how to get off the treadmill and create a satisfying life.

December 9, 2011 at 6:58 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

Until several years ago, the average price of diesel fuel was usually lower than the average price of gasoline. In some winters when the demand for distillate heating oil was high, the price of diesel fuel rose above the gasoline price. Since September 2004, the price of diesel fuel has been generally higher than the price of regular gasoline all year round for several reasons. Worldwide demand for diesel fuel and other distillate fuel oils has been increasing steadily, with strong demand in China, Europe, and the U.S., putting more pressure on the tight global refining capacity. In the U.S., the transition to low-sulfur diesel fuel has affected diesel fuel production and distribution costs. Also, the Federal excise tax on diesel fuel is 6 cents higher per gallon (24.4 cents per gallon) than the tax on gasoline.

November 14, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

Even if I had the drive of a Ben/Jerry and the kernel of an idea for my own corporation, the banksters sitting on their piles of cash have not shown a willingness to LEND ANY CASH.

In 1977 lifelong friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield completed a correspondence course on ice cream making from the Pennsylvania State University's Creamery. On May 5, 1978, with a $12,000[2] investment the pair opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont.

That is an amount you could get from friends and family. You aren't selling bonds or stock and they didn't start with a huge factory only a mom and pop store. It can still be done. Just won't be by you.

November 8, 2011 at 4:25 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

In the style of AL

"The so called 99% would be better off starting their own corporation. Ben and Jerry did it but that would mean going to work." - Oz That statement is so absurd it's hardly worth the dignity of a response.

You should have stopped there then but you had to keep going.

who think that everyone is supposed to be an entrepreneur and a self-made zillionaire, and if one is not or does not at least aspire to be, then that person is just a lazy bum and an abject failure.

No but we do admire people willing to take that chance and don't want any of their stuff they earned.

Not everyone is blessed with the innate drive and determination, let alone the vision and the intelligence, to be a John D. Rockefeller or Andrew Carnegie or Steve Jobs

Correct that's what made them special. They all worked hard and earned what they had in their pockets.

If everyone were an entrepreneur and rich, who would do the real work of getting things done?

Exactly the point. We would all be earning our own share. Now as you have it there are many people getting free rides from the rich entrepeneurs when they show up to work and surf the net all day long, take extra long smoke breaks and skirt out a little early everyday.

There are many people who derive much more out of life than working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and dealing with the stress of running their own business.

That is their choice. They shouldn't care then if somebody else wants to give the extra effort so they can accumlate more wealth, retire early and sit back and watch that person struggle for the next twenty years. After all they didn't want to work those extra hours now but in the end they will have caught up.

But we need the blue collar workers too and they should be able to do their jobs proudly and to make a decent living doing what they do.

They should be proud of the choices they made if being blue collar is what they strive to be. If they are not proud then they should strive a little harder to achieve the next level.

Don't project your own limited view of the world onto everyone else and think that the only way to live a purposeful and fulfilling life is just how you see it... in dollar signs and corporations.

If the money doesn't matter why all the protesting? Does money mean something or not? If they are happy living with less then god bless them. Some people want more and yet you are projecting your values on them.

Also, many of the rich are not enterprising and hard working in the least; they are simply living large and lazy off of inherited wealth

Isn't that the idea? Work a little harder so your children don't have to? Wasn't that why people wanted to do better, so they could pass that along to their family?

November 8, 2011 at 4:23 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

Should the police add truancy to the charges? How is she going to be able to home school her child when she's camping out trying to get arrested?

November 2, 2011 at 8:43 a.m.

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