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2011-05-30 10:32:00 AM  
Country expected to be nuke free by 2022, and completely dependant on Russian oil and gas by 2023.
 
2011-05-30 10:59:27 AM  

MasterThief: Country expected to be nuke free by 2022, and completely dependant on Russian oil and gas by 2023.


Sounds about right.
 
2011-05-30 11:01:35 AM  

MasterThief: Country expected to be nuke free by 2022, and completely dependant on Russian oil and gas by 2023.


More like "country will be dependent on France's nuclear power"...
 
2011-05-30 11:02:11 AM  
Of course that means they will fill the power void mostly with coal which they have a lot of, and the irony is that the coal, which contains trace amounts of uranium will cause more radiation health problems than the nuclear plants.
 
2011-05-30 11:02:17 AM  
This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.
 
2011-05-30 11:02:18 AM  
OMG Germany, why r u going back to stone ages, lulz.

Everyone knows you can only use nuclear, coal, or oil.
 
2011-05-30 11:02:24 AM  
Don't forget to turn out the lights. Oh, wait. They'll go out by themselves.
 
2011-05-30 11:10:13 AM  
yeah, don't design safer plants. ban'em!
 
2011-05-30 11:10:14 AM  

MasterThief: Country expected to be nuke free by 2022, and completely dependant on Russian oil and gas by 2023.


don't forget all those "clean burning coal" plants.
 
2011-05-30 11:10:21 AM  
Makes sense, of course. Because this...

www.findgenerators.net

equals the power of this...

www.emfnews.org
 
2011-05-30 11:10:39 AM  
"I'm sorry, you were saying something about chocolate?"
"ZAT VAS TEN MINUTES AGO!"

No, really, Germany...
A first world country voluntarily getting under Russia's thumb is a good thing. They have always been upstanding fellows under such circumstances...

MasterThief got a gusher on the Boobies
 
2011-05-30 11:11:16 AM  

DevideByZer0: OMG Germany, why r u going back to stone ages, lulz. Everyone knows you can only use nuclear, coal, or oil.


They're choosing a new civic, it seems.
 
2011-05-30 11:12:07 AM  
Thorium.
 
2011-05-30 11:12:13 AM  

ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.


You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?
 
2011-05-30 11:13:33 AM  

ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.


It will not come back to bite them in the ass. They have large coal deposits.
 
2011-05-30 11:14:14 AM  

jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.

You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?


Knut?
 
2011-05-30 11:14:50 AM  

jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.

You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?


Bedbugs?
 
2011-05-30 11:14:58 AM  
jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.

You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?


Blondi!!!
 
2011-05-30 11:18:53 AM  

chuckufarlie: It will not come back to bite them in the ass. They have large coal deposits.


ArtosRC: This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit.

 
2011-05-30 11:19:02 AM  

chuckufarlie: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.

It will not come back to bite them in the ass. They have large coal deposits.


They can always invade Alsace and Lorraine for coal again.
 
2011-05-30 11:21:52 AM  

ComicBookGuy: jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.

You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?

Blondi!!!


NO, unfortunately he's propagating that stupid meme that comes up in every thread by bringing up the worst human in history any time anyone mentions Germany.......

www.80smusiclyrics.com
 
2011-05-30 11:21:54 AM  
Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was damaged in a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which has spewed large amounts of radiation into the environment.

define "large". my problem with nuclear plants is the current waste disposal methods, not the OMG IT'S GOING TO KILL US stuff.
 
2011-05-30 11:24:35 AM  
When the only way to insure nuclear power plants is to have the government step in because private insurers won't take the risk, maybe it's a sign that nuclear power can be massively dangerous. If the premiums of full insurance would make running a nuclear plant uneconomic, that's a sign that the risks outweigh the rewards.

There's also the huge costs of decomissioning and long-term waste disposal - the latter which still doesn't have a working solution. Keeping waste on-site is the current answer.

Here's a great quote from the Union of Concerned Scientists (taken from Wikipedia):
"reactor owners ... have never been economically responsible for the full costs and risks of their operations. Instead, the public faces the prospect of severe losses in the event of any number of potential adverse scenarios, while private investors reap the rewards if nuclear plants are economically successful. For all practical purposes, nuclear power's economic gains are privatized, while its risks are socialized"

There's also the issue of "watchdog" agencies (NRC, IAEA, Japan's nuclear oversight) suffering from regulatory capture. Instead of trying to ensure safety, they've effectively become cheerleaders and enablers for the very industry they're supposed to monitor.

Let the free market decide if nuclear power is a good idea. End all government subsidies for it. Let's see how cheap nuclear energy really is when it's private industry, and not the government, that has to spend it's own billions on it.
 
2011-05-30 11:24:37 AM  

Farkin' Uke: ComicBookGuy: jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.
You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?
Blondi!!!

NO, unfortunately he's propagating that stupid meme that comes up in every thread by bringing up the worst human in history any time anyone mentions Germany.......


Yeah, tell me about it :-(
Just for the record, Germany does not produce significantly more scat pr0n than the rest of the world.
 
2011-05-30 11:25:28 AM  

Curious: Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was damaged in a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which has spewed large amounts of radiation into the environment.

define "large". my problem with nuclear plants is the current waste disposal methods, not the OMG IT'S GOING TO KILL US stuff.


Solution to waste fuel: Send it to CANDU and PBR facilities to be used as fuel
 
2011-05-30 11:26:28 AM  
NO, unfortunately he's propagating that stupid meme that comes up in every thread by bringing up the worst human in history any time anyone mentions Germany.......

Hmm, reading fail...
 
2011-05-30 11:27:25 AM  
 
2011-05-30 11:28:35 AM  
Oooo the Germans! I'm so scared!

"Stop it Mister Burns"
 
2011-05-30 11:31:37 AM  

theBigBigEye: Makes sense, of course. Because this...



equals the power of this...


EXCEPT when that is 1000 feet from my house and 492 feet tall at the hub, YES the proposal was for installation in a RESDENTIAL ZONE...Everyone wants renewable energy. Doesn't mean you have erase the American Dream to achieve it.
(And, only if the wind blows CONSTANTLY will you derive energy. AND, those turbines couldn't generate the 1.6 MW each, as those near my house would have, and would NEVER produce the power the Nuke plant would.
 
2011-05-30 11:32:19 AM  

chuckufarlie: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.

It will not come back to bite them in the ass. They have large coal deposits.


I think their date of 2022 is laughably optimistic. It's all just politics in response to the Green party winning something other than dog catcher and in a CDU stronghold. The only reason they won was the media overreaction to the F*ckupshima disaster and fear-mongering by the media around the world. On the other hand I do think this will spur some serious energy tech innovation, which is always a good thing. Not only for our own energy generation but for manufacturing/supply since it creates yet another thing we can export.

That being said, despite Germans running nearly everything on electricity, our per person consumption is half of America's. Hardly any homes are air conditioned here (as it isn't needed). People also don't require 100W bulbs in every light fixture, nor do they go batshiat if a room is above 70°F and not air conditioned.

The American response to other country's energy policies is always viewed within the context of American energy consumption.

morbo.jpg
 
2011-05-30 11:33:31 AM  
You looken sharpen todayen, mein Herr.
 
2011-05-30 11:36:13 AM  

dpzum1: EXCEPT when that is 1000 feet from my house and 492 feet tall at the hub, YES the proposal was for installation in a RESDENTIAL ZONE...Everyone wants renewable energy. Doesn't mean you have erase the American Dream to achieve it.


Yeah, NIMBYs pretty much kill everything off.
 
2011-05-30 11:37:03 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: chuckufarlie: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.

It will not come back to bite them in the ass. They have large coal deposits.

I think their date of 2022 is laughably optimistic. It's all just politics in response to the Green party winning something other than dog catcher and in a CDU stronghold. The only reason they won was the media overreaction to the F*ckupshima disaster and fear-mongering by the media around the world. On the other hand I do think this will spur some serious energy tech innovation, which is always a good thing. Not only for our own energy generation but for manufacturing/supply since it creates yet another thing we can export.

That being said, despite Germans running nearly everything on electricity, our per person consumption is half of America's. Hardly any homes are air conditioned here (as it isn't needed). People also don't require 100W bulbs in every light fixture, nor do they go batshiat if a room is above 70°F and not air conditioned.

The American response to other country's energy policies is always viewed within the context of American energy consumption.

morbo.jpg


Maybe our response is based on our own energy consumption but you dumbass view of US energy consumption is hilarious and wrong.

Get your facts straight before you attack somebody.

Not having air conditioning because you don't need it is hardly a fact worthy of praise.
 
2011-05-30 11:37:32 AM  

ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.


This will not raise the electricity bill of the average citizen one bit (the electricity cost already jumped 15% in the first quarter of 2011 and was already expected to climb an additional 35% before this announcement was made)
 
2011-05-30 11:38:54 AM  
I know what's going on here. Germany just doesn't want to be like France.
 
2011-05-30 11:38:55 AM  
Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was damaged in a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which has spewed large amounts of radiation into the environment.


worldofenergy.com.au

WHAR GERMANY? WHAR???
 
2011-05-30 11:39:01 AM  
Actually, the Germans are doing the (long and short-term) economically smart thing. The way they have encouraged individual solar panels is inexpensive for the populace and government. The new solar panels, over the previous seven years, have more output than a new nuclear plant (and it came online a lot sooner).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Germany
 
2011-05-30 11:39:25 AM  

danny_kay: Farkin' Uke: ComicBookGuy: jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.
You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?
Blondi!!!

NO, unfortunately he's propagating that stupid meme that comes up in every thread by bringing up the worst human in history any time anyone mentions Germany.......

Yeah, tell me about it :-(
Just for the record, Germany does not produce significantly more scat pr0n than the rest of the world.


So, you admit that Germany does produce more scat porn than the rest of the world combined, but that it is just not significantly more. Good for you. Even if Germany produces 51% of the scat porn worldwide, that is still pretty much.
 
2011-05-30 11:39:42 AM  

Farkin' Uke: ComicBookGuy: jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.

You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?

Blondi!!!

NO, unfortunately he's propagating that stupid meme that comes up in every thread by bringing up the worst human in history any time anyone mentions Germany.......


Wasn't Falco Austrian?

/like Hitler
//F-YEAH, thread Godwinned
 
2011-05-30 11:39:42 AM  

danny_kay: Farkin' Uke: ComicBookGuy: jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.
You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?
Blondi!!!

NO, unfortunately he's propagating that stupid meme that comes up in every thread by bringing up the worst human in history any time anyone mentions Germany.......

Yeah, tell me about it :-(
Just for the record, Germany does not produce significantly more scat pr0n than the rest of the world.


danny_kay: NO, unfortunately he's propagating that stupid meme that comes up in every thread by bringing up the worst human in history any time anyone mentions Germany.......

Hmm, reading fail...


No, no, no, no, Fraulein! It may be illegal to talk about him in your country, but he was human and he was YOURS! You can't erase history, no matter how deep the wounds!

/Honestly, I can let it go. My juvenile mind first thinks about that Simpsons episode THEN memories of when I was actually in Germany and then the travesty of Der Kommissar
 
2011-05-30 11:40:15 AM  
The reactors in Japan were hit by a large earthquake, then a tsunami, and the aftermath was handled badly by the electricity company and government. And still no member of the public has died from radiation poisoning. Sounds extremely safe to me.
 
2011-05-30 11:40:59 AM  

Majin_Buu: I know what's going on here. Germany just doesn't want to be like France.


You are right. They spent lots of time, money and people in the 20th century trying to make France like Germany. So much like Germany that it would now be part of Germany.
 
2011-05-30 11:42:34 AM  

ArtosRC: chuckufarlie: It will not come back to bite them in the ass. They have large coal deposits.

ArtosRC: This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit.


You are right, it will not lower it at all.
 
2011-05-30 11:42:41 AM  

danny_kay: Farkin' Uke: ComicBookGuy: jbtilley: ArtosRC: This is not an overreaction in the least. This will not negatively impact the country's economy at all. This will not lower the quality of life of the country's citizens one bit. This will not come back to bite Germany in the ass.
You know who else came back to bite Germany in the ass?
Blondi!!!

NO, unfortunately he's propagating that stupid meme that comes up in every thread by bringing up the worst human in history any time anyone mentions Germany.......

Yeah, tell me about it :-(
Just for the record, Germany does not produce significantly more scat pr0n than the rest of the world.


But their scat pr0n is of a higher quality than the rest of the world.
 
2011-05-30 11:44:33 AM  

bikkurikun: The reactors in Japan were hit by a large earthquake, then a tsunami, and the aftermath was handled badly by the electricity company and government. And still no member of the public has died from radiation poisoning. Sounds extremely safe to me.


Radiation poisoning does not show up immediately. It is dependent upon the dose received.
 
2011-05-30 11:46:33 AM  

Farkin' Uke: No, no, no, no, Fraulein! It may be illegal to talk about him in your country, but he was human and he was YOURS! You can't erase history, no matter how deep the wounds!


Naw, the problem was that I only read "stupid meme" and "bringing up the worst ... any time anyone mentions Germany" and then tried to turn the meme onto its head.

And after I posted I noticed that the original post had actually specified "the worst human in history", so my post was less funny than expected.
 
2011-05-30 11:47:44 AM  

chuckufarlie: So, you admit that Germany does produce more scat porn than the rest of the world combined, but that it is just not significantly more. Good for you. Even if Germany produces 51% of the scat porn worldwide, that is still pretty much.


dericwater: But their scat pr0n is of a higher quality than the rest of the world.


*seufz*

I shouldn't even have started...
 
2011-05-30 11:48:07 AM  
Swiss cabinet agrees to phase out nuclear power
(new window)

OMG! The Swiss want to live in caves too.
 
2011-05-30 11:49:29 AM  

the_sidewinder: Curious: Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was damaged in a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which has spewed large amounts of radiation into the environment.

define "large". my problem with nuclear plants is the current waste disposal methods, not the OMG IT'S GOING TO KILL US stuff.

Solution to waste fuel: Send it to CANDU and PBR facilities to be used as fuel


Or use Thorium and dispense with the whole waste argument.
 
2011-05-30 11:52:48 AM  

danny_kay: Farkin' Uke: No, no, no, no, Fraulein! It may be illegal to talk about him in your country, but he was human and he was YOURS! You can't erase history, no matter how deep the wounds!

Naw, the problem was that I only read "stupid meme" and "bringing up the worst ... any time anyone mentions Germany" and then tried to turn the meme onto its head.

And after I posted I noticed that the original post had actually specified "the worst human in history", so my post was less funny than expected.


But my post was still funny, right?

Well, on the plus side, you did breach the subject of poo porn and the thread was dangerously close to being on topic....
 
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