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(Seattle Times)   Canada plans to store its nuclear waste in a cavern underneath the Great Lakes, the largest source of fresh water on the planet   (seattletimes.com) divider line 58
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2013-11-26 11:39:06 AM
I'm not saying this is a good idea, but the burial site is 2,230 feet underground, while lake Huron is only 750 feet deep, so it's not like if the nuclear material leaks it'll hit the water table, it'll still have to somehow travel through over 1,000 feet of bedrock to contaminate the water supply.
 
2013-11-26 12:03:18 PM
This is one issue where other liberals constantly piss me off. The more you complain about the greenhouse effect, the less seriously I take your anti-nuclear stance.

The waste they're talking about here is freaking paintbrushes, for Christ's sake.
 
2013-11-26 12:04:15 PM

nmrsnr: I'm not saying this is a good idea, but the burial site is 2,230 feet underground, while lake Huron is only 750 feet deep, so it's not like if the nuclear material leaks it'll hit the water table, it'll still have to somehow travel through over 1,000 feet of bedrock to contaminate the water supply.


Yep. Bunch of farking close minded asshats far away don't like it and the people at the site want it bad.

Wait, what?
 
2013-11-26 12:32:21 PM
Thanks Harper.
 
2013-11-26 12:39:26 PM
Lake Baikal is the largest store of fresh water on Earth.
 
2013-11-26 12:40:07 PM
I welcome our new mutant Asian carp overlords.
 
2013-11-26 12:40:23 PM
How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?
 
2013-11-26 12:43:01 PM

Publikwerks: How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?


How about this, you look into lake michigan, actually in the lake not under it then get back to us.
 
2013-11-26 12:43:16 PM
As a Michigan resident, I have no problem with their plan. It isn't even UNDER the lake... it's a mile away from the shoreline.

We should be expanding nuclear power, not putting up roadblocks.
 
2013-11-26 12:43:25 PM
Baikal's surface area, about 34,000 square kilometers (more than 13,000 square miles), ranks seventh among the world's lakes, covering about the same area as the country of Belgium. But at 1637 meters (nearly 5400 feet), it is the deepest lake on the planet. The combination of area and depth means that Lake Baikal holds more fresh water than all five Great Lakes combined.
 
2013-11-26 12:44:18 PM
Bond super villain, Vladimir Putin or real plan, you choose?
 
2013-11-26 12:48:00 PM

Publikwerks: How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?


How about this USA. Keep your smog and shiat smell on your side or we will stop sending you good beer, lumber, vehicles, paper, iron, steel, aluminum, and poutine.

We will replace Obama with Rob Ford.

We will take all of your oranges from Florida.

*grin*
 
2013-11-26 12:50:28 PM

LesserEvil: As a Michigan resident, I have no problem with their plan. It isn't even UNDER the lake... it's a mile away from the shoreline.

We should be expanding nuclear power, not putting up roadblocks.


I'm cool with that, but why not bury that shiat at the North Pole
 
2013-11-26 12:52:52 PM
Umm... so they're returning it to the original mine?

/DRTFA
 
2013-11-26 12:53:14 PM

shifter_: Publikwerks: How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?

How about this USA. Keep your smog and shiat smell on your side or we will stop sending you good beer, lumber, vehicles, paper, iron, steel, aluminum, and poutine.

We will replace Obama with Rob Ford.

We will take all of your oranges from Florida.

*grin*


1. Get over your beer, we got lots of good beer down here too.
2. If you did export poutine, where would one get it?
3. You think Rob Ford is a threat? DC re-elected a crack smoking mayor. AND have you even SEEN THE GOP candidates?
4. You think you can handle Florida? shiat, we can barely handle Florida.
 
2013-11-26 12:56:07 PM

mikaloyd: Lake Baikal is the largest store of fresh water on Earth.


Lake Baikal = 23,615km3
Great Lakes (cumulative) = 22,671km3

It's pretty close.
 
2013-11-26 12:58:10 PM

spentshells: Publikwerks: How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?

How about this, you look into lake michigan, actually in the lake not under it then get back to us.



i1.ytimg.com 
It's not as if it's a tin of baked beans! What do you mean look in the lake?
 
2013-11-26 01:01:14 PM

Publikwerks: shifter_: Publikwerks: How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?

How about this USA. Keep your smog and shiat smell on your side or we will stop sending you good beer, lumber, vehicles, paper, iron, steel, aluminum, and poutine.

We will replace Obama with Rob Ford.

We will take all of your oranges from Florida.

*grin*

1. Get over your beer, we got lots of good beer down here too.
2. If you did export poutine, where would one get it?
3. You think Rob Ford is a threat? DC re-elected a crack smoking mayor. AND have you even SEEN THE GOP candidates?
4. You think you can handle Florida? shiat, we can barely handle Florida.


What is up with ole Marion Barry these days?  He doesn't make news here anymore.

We just want the oranges.... you can keep the gun toting seniors and poor voting practices. I can admit I am not too fussy over the gators and pythons either................. OK..... maybe we'll go for California Grapes?
 
2013-11-26 01:01:51 PM
so long as the waste is well contained and monitored i am okay with it, this is not shiat we can stuff down there and forget about.
 
2013-11-26 01:02:12 PM
I'd rather the Clever Canadians  build a fast reactor and convert the waste into fuel plus a smaller waste fraction with only a 20-30-year half-life.
 
2013-11-26 01:10:18 PM
so.. NIYBY?

do these NIYBYs want it in their backyard then?  or do they want to stuff it in someone elses backyard?
 
2013-11-26 01:11:43 PM
I work in environmental cleanup and management. Depending on the soil and rock, a mile could be just fine or catastrophic.

That being said, Canada has a lot of very old, very solid, very dense rock. Putting it that close to a waterway isn't convenient, it's cheap and lazy.

I'm reminded of all the rednecks dumping their garbage into sinkholes in the woods. Cheap, lazy, and arguably bad for the future even if the present is fine.
 
2013-11-26 01:17:48 PM

shifter_: Publikwerks: shifter_: Publikwerks: How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?

How about this USA. Keep your smog and shiat smell on your side or we will stop sending you good beer, lumber, vehicles, paper, iron, steel, aluminum, and poutine.

We will replace Obama with Rob Ford.

We will take all of your oranges from Florida.

*grin*

1. Get over your beer, we got lots of good beer down here too.
2. If you did export poutine, where would one get it?
3. You think Rob Ford is a threat? DC re-elected a crack smoking mayor. AND have you even SEEN THE GOP candidates?
4. You think you can handle Florida? shiat, we can barely handle Florida.

What is up with ole Marion Barry these days?  He doesn't make news here anymore.

We just want the oranges.... you can keep the gun toting seniors and poor voting practices. I can admit I am not too fussy over the gators and pythons either................. OK..... maybe we'll go for California Grapes?


Just a word about the oranges:
Florida oranges = juice quality.
California oranges = fresh fruit - export quality.

You can have all the Florida oranges you like, but I hope you don't intend to eat them as fresh fruit.

/Son of a California orange grower
//Florida can suck it
///and by "it" I mean one of their sour-ass, ugly-ass oranges
 
2013-11-26 01:21:04 PM

shifter_: Publikwerks: How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?

How about this USA. Keep your smog and shiat smell on your side or we will stop sending you good beer, lumber, vehicles, paper, iron, steel, aluminum, and poutine.

We will replace Obama with Rob Ford.

We will take all of your oranges from Florida.

*grin*


Florida Oranges may be advertised as delicious, but man, you ain't lived till you've had the California ones.

/floridian.
//this state is highly entertaining.
///and downright scary.

Publikwerks: shifter_: Publikwerks: How about this Canada.

You can bury it there, but if leaks into the Great Lakes, we will invade.
We will replace your socialized medicine with a private system where every option is a death panel.
We will take all the goodies in the Canadian shield.

And Tim Hortins will be merged into Dunkin Donuts.


So, still feeling pretty solid about your disposal site?

How about this USA. Keep your smog and shiat smell on your side or we will stop sending you good beer, lumber, vehicles, paper, iron, steel, aluminum, and poutine.

We will replace Obama with Rob Ford.

We will take all of your oranges from Florida.

*grin*

1. Get over your beer, we got lots of good beer down here too.
2. If you did export poutine, where would one get it?
3. You think Rob Ford is a threat? DC re-elected a crack smoking mayor. AND have you even SEEN THE GOP candidates?
4. You think you can handle Florida? shiat, we can barely handle Florida.


2. This is relevant to my hunger interests.
4. I'd almost want to join them to see how fast Canada would send Florida back.
    "Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. The oranges just weren't worth it. They just weren't!"
 
2013-11-26 01:23:21 PM

Kristoph57: 4. I'd almost want to join them to see how fast Canada would send Florida back.


What about a swap of Florida for Quebec?  Who would win that deal?

/Bizarre to think that the state of Florida has more NHL teams than the province of Quebec.
 
2013-11-26 01:27:56 PM
how many decades did the Americans dump trash like lead acid batteries from navigation buoys in to the great lakes?
or other toxic wastes into the oceans?
if the nuclear waste is encased in concrete, then it will be stable for a very long time.
but I still think that waste should be dumped in a volcano so everyone gets a chance to own radioactive lava!
 
2013-11-26 01:29:42 PM

Doc Daneeka: Kristoph57: 4. I'd almost want to join them to see how fast Canada would send Florida back.

What about a swap of Florida for Quebec?  Who would win that deal?

/Bizarre to think that the state of Florida has more NHL teams than the province of Quebec.


This would work if not for our need of the Poutine and Maple Syrup......
 
2013-11-26 01:31:19 PM

Doc Daneeka: Kristoph57: 4. I'd almost want to join them to see how fast Canada would send Florida back.

What about a swap of Florida for Quebec?  Who would win that deal?

/Bizarre to think that the state of Florida has more NHL teams than the province of Quebec.


Cuberto Rico North for West France..  the immediate thought is "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."

If they get their own Fark tag, and we don't have to use the accent marks, it just might work.
 
2013-11-26 01:32:37 PM
Just a word about the oranges:
Florida oranges = juice quality.
California oranges = fresh fruit - export quality.

You can have all the Florida oranges you like, but I hope you don't intend to eat them as fresh fruit.

/Son of a California orange grower
//Florida can suck it
///and by "it" I mean one of their sour-ass, ugly-ass oranges



Funny thing is, as a person up here in the frozen north, Florida Oranges around Christmas time are the bomb. They are 100x better than the shiat we normally have imported from South Africa. They are tasteless!  We used to buy a 20 pound box every year and fight over who gets the last one!
 
2013-11-26 01:33:14 PM
There's a Bufallo Wild Wings in Milford, CT that recently had poutine on the menu. Don't know if they still do. One in Long Island doesn't, so I'm not too sure.
 
2013-11-26 01:42:36 PM

Doc Daneeka: mikaloyd: Lake Baikal is the largest store of fresh water on Earth.

Lake Baikal = 23,615km3
Great Lakes (cumulative) = 22,671km3

It's pretty close.


99.9% is pretty close, 96.0025% is not pretty close, expecially when the claim is largest, singular, not one of the largest...
 
2013-11-26 01:59:49 PM
I think my original comment has been misinterpreted. See, all I'm saying is that if Canada wants to do this, they better make sure everything is stone cold set, because if it blows up, it's on.

Now, as a sign of goodwill, you should send over some Poultine Canada. Hell, have Timmy's start serving it.

Yeah, why the hell doesn't Tim Hortins sell Poutine?
 
2013-11-26 02:06:02 PM

Publikwerks: I think my original comment has been misinterpreted. See, all I'm saying is that if Canada wants to do this, they better make sure everything is stone cold set, because if it blows up, it's on.

Now, as a sign of goodwill, you should send over some Poultine Canada. Hell, have Timmy's start serving it.

Yeah, why the hell doesn't Tim Hortins sell Poutine?


fries wreck the donut oil and take too long to make/
 
2013-11-26 02:11:49 PM
Dear America;

You can act all butt hurt, but until you stop stock piling nuclear warheads "just in case", we don't give a particular sh*t what you do or don't like. Your global military industrial complex has the potential threat to kill everyone on the planet at the whim of an unstable president or goverment.

Sincerely.

Canada.
 
2013-11-26 02:26:07 PM

shifter_: Just a word about the oranges:
Florida oranges = juice quality.
California oranges = fresh fruit - export quality.

You can have all the Florida oranges you like, but I hope you don't intend to eat them as fresh fruit.

/Son of a California orange grower
//Florida can suck it
///and by "it" I mean one of their sour-ass, ugly-ass oranges


Funny thing is, as a person up here in the frozen north, Florida Oranges around Christmas time are the bomb. They are 100x better than the shiat we normally have imported from South Africa. They are tasteless!  We used to buy a 20 pound box every year and fight over who gets the last one!


I believe I have identified your problem.

Of course even a juice orange would taste good if compared to something that likely sat in a container ship for a month or more. Seriously, I'd ship you a box of our oranges just to prove it, but that's a little too expensive just to prove a point on the internet.

Anyway, since this seems like a good place to post it, I'll let you in on the next big thing in citrus: the dekopon.
It has the highest sugar levels of any citrus fruit. It's only recently started being grown and sold in the US under the Sumo brand.
My family doesn't grow it, so I'm not shilling or anything, but there are some groves nearby that i've uh... sampled... and it is freaking amazing.
I've posted about it on Fark before and I likely will again, because it's just that delicious.

But I'd trade my ability to go pick the yummiest fruit known to man in a second for some of your Canadian healthcare. What good is fruit when my wife can't afford to see a doctor? At least until Obamacare finally kicks in... hopefully.
 
2013-11-26 02:33:41 PM

kvinesknows: Publikwerks: I think my original comment has been misinterpreted. See, all I'm saying is that if Canada wants to do this, they better make sure everything is stone cold set, because if it blows up, it's on.

Now, as a sign of goodwill, you should send over some Poultine Canada. Hell, have Timmy's start serving it.

Yeah, why the hell doesn't Tim Hortins sell Poutine?

fries wreck the donut oil and take too long to make/


indarwinsshadow: Dear America;

You can act all butt hurt, but until you stop stock piling nuclear warheads "just in case", we don't give a particular sh*t what you do or don't like. Your global military industrial complex has the potential threat to kill everyone on the planet at the whim of an unstable president or goverment.

Sincerely.

Canada.


So wait, we're unstable, we can kill everybody on a whim, and so therefore you're NOT going to do what we say?
That's a great plan you got there Canada.
 
2013-11-26 02:38:17 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: LesserEvil: As a Michigan resident, I have no problem with their plan. It isn't even UNDER the lake... it's a mile away from the shoreline.

We should be expanding nuclear power, not putting up roadblocks.

I'm cool with that, but why not bury that shiat at the North Pole



Because at the North Pole, the water is several hundred feet deep.
If you are talking about the magnetic pole, then it's because it is constanly moving.
If you are talkign about Santa Claus'  house, then it's because it doean't exist. (SPOILER ALERT)
 
2013-11-26 02:39:16 PM

amyldoanitrite: shifter_: Just a word about the oranges:
Florida oranges = juice quality.
California oranges = fresh fruit - export quality.

You can have all the Florida oranges you like, but I hope you don't intend to eat them as fresh fruit.

/Son of a California orange grower
//Florida can suck it
///and by "it" I mean one of their sour-ass, ugly-ass oranges


Funny thing is, as a person up here in the frozen north, Florida Oranges around Christmas time are the bomb. They are 100x better than the shiat we normally have imported from South Africa. They are tasteless!  We used to buy a 20 pound box every year and fight over who gets the last one!

I believe I have identified your problem.

Of course even a juice orange would taste good if compared to something that likely sat in a container ship for a month or more. Seriously, I'd ship you a box of our oranges just to prove it, but that's a little too expensive just to prove a point on the internet.

Anyway, since this seems like a good place to post it, I'll let you in on the next big thing in citrus: the dekopon.
It has the highest sugar levels of any citrus fruit. It's only recently started being grown and sold in the US under the Sumo brand.
My family doesn't grow it, so I'm not shilling or anything, but there are some groves nearby that i've uh... sampled... and it is freaking amazing.
I've posted about it on Fark before and I likely will again, because it's just that delicious.

But I'd trade my ability to go pick the yummiest fruit known to man in a second for some of your Canadian healthcare. What good is fruit when my wife can't afford to see a doctor? At least until Obamacare finally kicks in... hopefully.


Obviously, you're gonna be biased, but I got some Texas oranges that were friggin awesome, so I'm wondering how they compare.
 
2013-11-26 02:39:53 PM

Publikwerks: I think my original comment has been misinterpreted. See, all I'm saying is that if Canada wants to do this, they better make sure everything is stone cold set, because if it blows up, it's on.

Now, as a sign of goodwill, you should send over some Poultine Canada. Hell, have Timmy's start serving it.

Yeah, why the hell doesn't Tim Hortins sell Poutine?


I don't know why.......... they sell Lasagna and it sucks...........
St Hubert's Chicken sells the best Poutine.
 
2013-11-26 02:46:43 PM

shifter_: Just a word about the oranges:
Florida oranges = juice quality.
California oranges = fresh fruit - export quality.

You can have all the Florida oranges you like, but I hope you don't intend to eat them as fresh fruit.

/Son of a California orange grower
//Florida can suck it
///and by "it" I mean one of their sour-ass, ugly-ass oranges


Funny thing is, as a person up here in the frozen north, Florida Oranges around Christmas time are the bomb. They are 100x better than the shiat we normally have imported from South Africa. They are tasteless!  We used to buy a 20 pound box every year and fight over who gets the last one!


I remember the Florida Oranges sold by the local FFA around every Christmas back in Michigan.

I miss those, because all I get in Oregon are crappy ones from California.  More often than not they're dry and tasteless, even this time of year.  I don't know how they get them so consistently bad, and this is from a cross-section of multiple grocers.
 
2013-11-26 02:48:40 PM

shifter_: Publikwerks: I think my original comment has been misinterpreted. See, all I'm saying is that if Canada wants to do this, they better make sure everything is stone cold set, because if it blows up, it's on.

Now, as a sign of goodwill, you should send over some Poultine Canada. Hell, have Timmy's start serving it.

Yeah, why the hell doesn't Tim Hortins sell Poutine?

I don't know why.......... they sell Lasagna and it sucks...........
St Hubert's Chicken sells the best Poutine.


It's sad, I found that KFC is closer than most alternatives.
 
2013-11-26 02:52:43 PM
Anyway, since this seems like a good place to post it, I'll let you in on the next big thing in citrus: the dekopon.
It has the highest sugar levels of any citrus fruit. It's only recently started being grown and sold in the US under the Sumo brand.
My family doesn't grow it, so I'm not shilling or anything, but there are some groves nearby that i've uh... sampled... and it is freaking amazing.
I've posted about it on Fark before and I likely will again, because it's just that delicious.

But I'd trade my ability to go pick the yummiest fruit known to man in a second for some of your Canadian healthcare. What good is fruit when my wife can't afford to see a doctor? At least until Obamacare finally kicks in... hopefully.


Well, if you can get an appointment here...... in my area there is a doctor shortage..... they go to the USA to work after they get out of school because there is more money to be made LOL. Catch-22. I actually limit the amount of sugar in my diet these days, so that might not be a good thing for me. I grow my own pears and grapes (for wine), and I've got a Peach tree that bloomed for the first time this year, but didn't have any fruit on it. Hopefully next year.

For now everything outside here is encased in Ice and Snow, so I am stuck buying what we have availible from Southern US, Chile, Mexico and god knows where else...........
 
2013-11-26 02:54:33 PM

shifter_: Publikwerks: I think my original comment has been misinterpreted. See, all I'm saying is that if Canada wants to do this, they better make sure everything is stone cold set, because if it blows up, it's on.

Now, as a sign of goodwill, you should send over some Poultine Canada. Hell, have Timmy's start serving it.

Yeah, why the hell doesn't Tim Hortins sell Poutine?

I don't know why.......... they sell Lasagna and it sucks...........
St Hubert's Chicken sells the best Poutine.


I never did try it at St Hubert's when I was in Quebec.  All the food I did have was good though.

I'd had it in BC that was kinda blech (aged cheddar instead of cheese curds), but had it at a Boston Pizza and it was artery hardening goodness but I've been told it is not "real" poutine.
 
2013-11-26 03:11:34 PM
I'm a liberal, and not a big fan of nuclear power, but not for the usual reasons.

I just don't see the value in it. Nuclear power plants are insanely expensive to build, maintain and decommission at the end of their useful life. Add to that the cost of storing the waste and the fact that every project ever has gone way over budget, and for the price of a nuclear power plant you could produce enough solar panels to generate the same amount of electricity over their useful life, but in a safer and more distributed way. (Distributed is a significant advantage since you only need to repair individual panels, or replace them as they reach the end of useful life, in a modular way instead of all at once.)
Solar (and wind) are also continuously improving, and can scale up so you don't need to build them all at once. Nuclear power keeps getting more expensive as we find ways to make it safer, and dispose of the waste, while solar and wind will only get cheaper as we get better at building them.
 
2013-11-26 03:36:25 PM

indarwinsshadow: Dear America;

You can act all butt hurt, but until you stop stock piling nuclear warheads "just in case", we don't give a particular sh*t what you do or don't like. Your global military industrial complex has the potential threat to kill everyone on the planet at the whim of an unstable president or goverment.

Sincerely.

Canada.


www.fas.org

You want us to get rid of all of them?
 
2013-11-26 03:44:18 PM

Doc Daneeka: indarwinsshadow: Dear America;

You can act all butt hurt, but until you stop stock piling nuclear warheads "just in case", we don't give a particular sh*t what you do or don't like. Your global military industrial complex has the potential threat to kill everyone on the planet at the whim of an unstable president or goverment.

Sincerely.

Canada.

[www.fas.org image 783x360]

You want us to get rid of all of them?


yup.  give them to Iran for use as fuel in their reactors.
 
2013-11-26 03:57:46 PM

Doc Daneeka: indarwinsshadow: Dear America;

You can act all butt hurt, but until you stop stock piling nuclear warheads "just in case", we don't give a particular sh*t what you do or don't like. Your global military industrial complex has the potential threat to kill everyone on the planet at the whim of an unstable president or goverment.

Sincerely.

Canada.

[www.fas.org image 783x360]

You want us to get rid of all of them?


No. The entire planet is thrilled with the idea that one country, acting alone, could kill off 7 billion people. It's what we all hope for after all.

..
....
Americans are so full of themselves, it's f*cking laughable.
 
2013-11-26 04:01:40 PM

Publikwerks: kvinesknows: Publikwerks: I think my original comment has been misinterpreted. See, all I'm saying is that if Canada wants to do this, they better make sure everything is stone cold set, because if it blows up, it's on.

Now, as a sign of goodwill, you should send over some Poultine Canada. Hell, have Timmy's start serving it.

Yeah, why the hell doesn't Tim Hortins sell Poutine?

fries wreck the donut oil and take too long to make/

indarwinsshadow: Dear America;

You can act all butt hurt, but until you stop stock piling nuclear warheads "just in case", we don't give a particular sh*t what you do or don't like. Your global military industrial complex has the potential threat to kill everyone on the planet at the whim of an unstable president or goverment.

Sincerely.

Canada.

So wait, we're unstable, we can kill everybody on a whim, and so therefore you're NOT going to do what we say?
That's a great plan you got there Canada.


Oh, get off your high horse. America acts only in the interest of America. It's not like you really give a rats ass what happens to us as long it falls in line with your ideology. You'd knife us in the back in a second if it got your country one smidge ahead. We learned a lot from the Bush years. I wouldn't ever trust any American ever again. During Dubya's administration, your governemt did everything possible to screw us over, bad mouth our industries, people, country and military. I don't have a deep love for American gov't.
 
2013-11-26 04:17:58 PM
The site selected is on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, near the reactor, and well over 2000 feet down under 600 feet of water and 600 feet of shale, plus lots of limestone. There's lots of distance between it and the US and it is downwind as well. Very low risk.

I'm kinda of disappointed to tell the truth. The smart thing would be to dig a long tunnel and store it as far away from Canadians as possible. For example, under Detroit, where nobody would notice. Sort of like drinking your milkshake and then dumping our cigarette ashes in the empty cup. With all the crap we are downwind from, turnabout is fair play it seems to me.  ; ) Just kidding, Good Neighbour Policy and all that.

On the other hand, they could truck it into the Canadian shield and dump it in granite that is about as stable, solid and deep as anything on Earth, but the natives would complain and the further you have to carry that stuff, the more risk involved of a spill or terrorist attack. We could theoretically bury it hundreds of miles from anybody, but who would guard it?

There is an idea for a reactor that consists of a big hole in the ground, into which you dump Thorium pellets to boil water. Sort of like a bean-hole, only with radioactive beans providing the heat. That seems like a great idea and I hope somebody scales it up and tests it some day where the rock is tough enough to never leak radioactive waste into the water table.

I'm thinking maybe the Grande Baleine power station (which is dug into the bedrock) might be a good place to try this as an experiment. Big cavern. Deep underground. Far, far away. Nothing much down wind except maybe Greenland.

Such a simple "natural" reactor would be almost foolproof. In fact, it would be hard to blow up I would think because how do you blow up a giant hole? especially if it is dug under a mine or some other cavern so that it capped with a lot of rock and would only bury itself if the roof collapsed.
 
2013-11-26 04:23:34 PM

indarwinsshadow: Doc Daneeka: indarwinsshadow: Dear America;

You can act all butt hurt, but until you stop stock piling nuclear warheads "just in case", we don't give a particular sh*t what you do or don't like. Your global military industrial complex has the potential threat to kill everyone on the planet at the whim of an unstable president or goverment.

Sincerely.

Canada.

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You want us to get rid of all of them?

No. The entire planet is thrilled with the idea that one country, acting alone, could kill off 7 billion people. It's what we all hope for after all.

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Americans are so full of themselves, it's f*cking laughable.


Get off your farking high horse.

I was merely pointing out that America is serious about nuclear non-proliferation in the post-Cold War era.  Your talk about our "stock piling" nukes makes it sound like we're greatly increasing our nuclear arsenal when in fact the exact opposite is true.

As for our unstable government nuking the world on a whim, get a grip.  In the 70 years since WWII, we haven't used a nuke (outside of tests) a single time, despite being involved in plenty of conflicts.  It should be pretty farking clear to the entire world by now that America is never going to use a nuke, except in response to a nuclear or similar scale WMD attack on us or our allies.  Including you, btw, Canada  (yeah, yeah, no one would want to nuke you because you're so nice.  Spare me.)

indarwinsshadow: We learned a lot from the Bush years. I wouldn't ever trust any American ever again. During Dubya's administration, your governemt did everything possible to screw us over, bad mouth our industries, people, country and military. I don't have a deep love for American gov't.


Nice that you can judge 350+ people based on one (rather unpopular) administration.

Would you really like us to judge all Canadians based on the Harper government?  Should we judge all Torontonians based on Rob Ford?
 
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