So I had one of those truly great ideas – at least I thought it was – and my daughter was laughing so hard over the phone when she heard it that she couldn’t hardly talk – and that is saying something. But, then I said – now what? Who could be advantaged? Who could benefit? and obviously, how could money be made with it?
Well, the idea has to do with nuclear energy and the nuclear power plants specifically, and after thinking about it awhile – I decided to send an email to the Union of Concerned Scientists to ask how to work with them on it. I would have to say that the likelihood of anyone there getting back to me on it is probably somewhere very close to nil – however, I did it anyway.
Here is what I wrote to them –
Sent to – onsite form – 03-23-11
I’m not a member. I have an idea. It would make a viral video to make an immediate influx of income to your organization and increase membership. It isn’t vile nor violent. It would get press coverage and YouTube viral hits – and give you the opportunities to tell the public about what you do as you deserve to have – especially right now. It is a good way to get the public involved in what you have been working hard to do about nuclear power plant safety and reasonable preparations for it, to have a knowledgeable citizenry with an edge for science, using intelligence, and good conscientious engineering – things like that.
I don’t know how to make arrangements quickly with you to sell the idea to you or do it for your organization. It could yield positive air time on the news and other talk shows as well as getting the viral video status (in all likelihood.) It wouldn’t cost much to do it and could be done on a weekend – like next weekend, in fact – while people are still thinking about what happened at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. I would like to be able to tell you about it. Please tell me how to work with you on it and who would need to decide. Thankyou, cricketdiane
(I have a blog at wordpress – at cricketdiane and have been trying to share information about the nuclear power plant in trouble over the last few days.)
This idea isn’t stodgy and I think maybe it’s time to change the glassy-eyed stare people get when nuclear reactor talk starts up . . .
It went to this on-site form here –
Union of Concerned Scientists
Maybe it would be worth calling them and trying to find out who would need to work with something like this. They probably pay a small fortune already to the consulting firm that does their public relations and advertising or fundraising.
Too late –
CNNI 3.39am ET
TEPCO holding press conference – Reactor No. 3 being evacuated – grey black smoke pouring out – There were 500 or more workers at the facility (earlier today / yesterday Japan time – there were 660 workers reported at the facility.)
Earlier today, I didn’t get to post because for some reason my administration on this blog was blocked – maybe it was a denial of service attack or just a snafu on the server or something I’ve mucked up – but I only found it was fixed a little bit ago after sending the email to the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Note of great thanks to the support team at Happiness Central wordpress, thankyou.)
The wikipedia page about people interested in activism where it comes to nuclear plant safety are mostly ready to shut them all down rather than do something with the problems that still exist in them. It was also kind of unnerving to look at those people who might be served by my idea for a viral video that could be organizations that I know very little about. At least, the Union of Concerned Scientists is one whose information I’ve seen over many years and noted that it is of merit and trustworthy in its manner of peer-review, science and engineering approaches.
Unfortunately, that is probably about the same reason they won’t consider my idea, too – they have a lot of “prestigious” people involved with what they do with a great deal of seriousness about the subject matter, which well they should. These are serious matters. But – – –
But, we can’t afford for people’s eyes to glaze over as we talk to them about nuclear physics anymore. The cost has been too great to leave these matters in the hands of those we elect or the ones they appoint, many of which come from the same industries they are intended to regulate. The price for doing it that way with little understanding of the workings of it ourselves has left us at the mercy of those who may very well be serving some other agenda besides the public interest and public good. That price has become too high.
As I watched the 82 year old lady in Japan who looked younger than her years and who had toiled over the planting of her garden which now she cannot eat nor sell that I saw on a CNN segment, I thought how wrong that is for her and her neighbors – and how wrong it will be for us, as well. It is unnecessary for things to get to that stage – and in the case of Fukushima Daiichi reactors – it was definitely unnecessary for it to get to critical points that we’ve all seen.
There was a comment on a news article from an Asian news source that said, “but France sent 95 tons of boron to them at Fukushima on Thursday”. And, another comment said, “GE had offered to come in and shut the plant down on the first day. To stop it.” I couldn’t confirm whether their information was accurate because very little of those kinds of things have appeared in the Western journalism about it – however, I think it probably is correct in both statements. And, after awhile thinking about it – I have been thinking that the TEPCO decision-makers made a choice – or rather a serious of choices to not stop the plant in those ways because they were trying to save the massive amounts of fuel rods – around 80 – 90 tonnes per reactor plus as much as five times that amount per spent fuel rod cooling pool within each building.
And, maybe they entertained that fantasy about restarting the machines and the reactors with a little cosmetic work to the outside of the building and they thought the system would be as good as new to continue in the days ahead. Or – maybe it was the money, because I just read an article or three about the $35 billion dollar loan guarantees the Japanese government leaders are considering giving to TEPCO right now. Maybe it the plant were “killed” as done in other places during a critical event, they wouldn’t have been able to acquire money to fix it and stay in a healthy financial position or something.
Whatever it was that prompted their decisions, I can honestly say that the radioactive trash that is floating into drinking water, onto the land, on the gardens that have already been tilled and in some cases, are at the point of harvesting, and the cesium137 and iodine 131 that is showing up everywhere it isn’t supposed to ever be – all are the direct results of the decisions made or not made properly about this nuclear facility. The first day, before the explosion – problems of a significant nature were already known. And, there is a trail of press coverage, briefings and information concerning that with the facts which told them the event was significant and could be dire, as well.
So, instead of stopping these disasters from developing any further, they actually made them worse at a number of points along the way.
What is also bizarre in all this is the way that some press coverage has offered a happy, happy picture even while there was every evidence that something else was occurring.
ftenergysource FT Energy Source
Energy headlines: Tepco closer to restarting nuclear pumps http://on.ft.com/i5Gdx3
But, in real time – this has just happened –
Reuters Reuters Top News
FLASH: Japan nuclear agency: Smoke at Fukushima no.3 unit is from building that houses reactor
Well, at first I thought it was only not having seen the last bit of what happened or the latest bit of information – but then it became obvious over the last couple days especially, that nearly every economic or financial oriented news source had articles and headlines indicating the problems at the Fukushima plant were all but solved . . .
Of course, I just had to save those to compare with what everything else was saying and it is really quite phenomenal. On bloomberg news broadcast yesterday, there was a lead-in to the reporter’s story that sounded as if the power had been restored to the plant and everything was stable, then the reporter in Tokyo said the truth of it which is that the plant’s reactors No. 2 and 3 had smoke pouring out of them still and there had been high radiation readings at one point at least through the day with increased smoke. The reactors No. 1 and 2 were actually found to have more damage than was expected (by anyone looking from here, I can’t even imagine how they expected anything less,) and then he mentioned the continuing discoveries about the radioactive isotopes being found in drinking water, foodstuffs, milk and on vegetables.
People were to stop drinking the tap water in a number of areas as of yesterday, and I can’t imagine what the people have been doing to survive in the zone between 20km and 30 km who were told to stay in their homes for the last nine or ten days with the windows and doors closed, air off – probably without electricity and now, no tap water either. It is cold there and at night, very cold – over these last ten days.
And, contamination of the water supply has been found as far away as Tokyo. The drift that can happen with this radioactive “stuff” is obscene and should’ve never happened. At the very least, the plant operators and decision-makers should have treated the situation and its gravity with the seriousness due to its lethal nature.
Reuters Reuters Top News
FLASH: Japan agency says radiation level at Fukushima plant had been 435 microsieverts 2 hours before smoke seen
1 minute ago
(4.32 am EDT)
High levels of radiation have been found in tap water in Tokyo according to the CNN reporter quoting the Japanese officials just now.
The situation is unmanageable now. It is too much release and too late to stop the damage it has already done. I hate that. I really, really, really hate that. It shouldn’t have happened.
NatureNews Nature News&Comment
Picture post: workers toil inside Fukushima’s control room http://goo.gl/fb/fmhEd
Tsunami wave that hit a coastal city in Iwate Prefecture was 23.6 meters (77 feet, 5 inches) in height. http://n.pr/fF3rD6
Spent Fuel Rods stored in pools at nuclear reactors Fukushima
from Union of Concerned Scientists – Fukushima Daiichi plant
physorg_com PhysOrg Science News
Researchers create self-strengthening nanocomposite http://tw.physorg.com/220107667
BreakingNews Breaking News
Neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, has been observed 13 times at Fukushima plant since tsunami – Kyodo http://bit.ly/gI0r2I
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That works – he is a quarter of the way to raising the amount of money that it will take to lease or purchase the first satellite for it. Very interesting approach to it.
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Pretty – I want one.
My email response back to family members (to line of thought below it that was sent to me) and the information I had sent to them originally –
No, ___ – that is wrong. Using the technology described in the article would not mean what you said. And, the profits from producing it wouldn’t go where you said, either.
Just as with anything, from those high-tech hydrofoil boats to nanoparticle finishes on sunglasses, the technology from Cella Energy in the UK could be “purchased” as rights to use it by leasing the rights, or licensing. That would give the right to produce fuel with what they discovered. The plant to produce it could be in the US with US workers, paying US taxes, distributing it through US owned businesses and distributors, and selling it around the world from the US companies where it is being produced. The business revenues and profits would be in the US. The people working in all those companies involved with it would be people in the US and the owners of the companies that license the fuel technology to produce it would be US owners / US business people. The corporate taxes and fuel taxes paid on it would go to the US.
Now, at what point, do you not realize that the best way to make a real dent in the deficit is by rebuilding our economy, rather than by cutting everything keeping it stable to shreds. That is partly how we got here in the first place. New businesses were not built or they were pushed out of business, they decided to go elsewhere or they couldn’t compete in the US marketplace if they were based here. A wealthy country can simply pay off that debt. In oil rich Kuwait, the citizens are all provided for by the revenues from the oil resources being harvested there. None of them have to work at anything, unless they just want to and the government provides absolutely everything. Many societies get more from their natural and national resources for their federal budgets than our nation does. We have been robbed. And, as much as that is the truth of it – what we do now as Americans matters even more.
We can pay a fee to license any technology, any new technology, any new discovery from anywhere in the world, from any university in the US or around the world, any existing patent and newly discovered whatever and use it by license to create new businesses that provide fuels in a different way, that provide light for our homes in other ways, that neutralize the chemical pollution of our cities, that provide a better concrete, that makes a better way to build sidewalks to allow water to seep through rather than to flood streets, and vast other things. Those businesses built on these things, pay a small fee to the licensing but otherwise, produce for America all the revenues and profits and employment and support of other businesses around them that they create.
And, don’t let that number fool you or your friends about the amount of money owed – it just means that we each need to create one good piece of software to sell around the world and it can be paid off. Or, vote to use Yucca Mountain as a massive server farm leasing space to servers from governments around the world instead of using it for radioactive waste to be stockpiled there. In India, there are physicists that have created a process to more completely use the radioactive materials with a process of fission combined with fusion which they are going to be licensing and Russia is using reprocessing radioactive materials as a revenue generating industry for their own economy. We could be doing that too. We could be doing a lot of things as Americans, including building new businesses that are based on the solutions to real problems we face as a nation.
Yes, both London and Wall Street financed and insured both sides of most wars, most military assets, many paramilitaries, most governments, many businesses and many more corporations. That is how they have been making their money. Apparently, they’ve already figured out how to do that well and make money going in both directions at the same time. In their estimation, it has nothing to do with conscience – it has to do with being “fair” by supporting all sides with financing at the same time, they are satisfying their corporate goals of being profitable. It has yielded and supported some pretty horrific things but they are playing by the rules they set – so either we get in the game by those rules and outdo them or simply stay indebted to them and other powers in the world, give them all our money and resources, or watch our money and resources be devalued to nearly nothing and still have to pay them for borrowing their money.
Personally, I think it would be better to rise up in our efforts rather than to muck about fussing with who is right about what a mess it is now. I noticed that a lot of those sites you visit are not inclined to have told you that when nations and people from around the world can buy something they need or want, only from America – then they spend money here which becomes ours to use for our nation’s needs, our states’ needs, our local communities’ needs, our education systems, our community businesses, our employment opportunities, our futures, our individual needs, and all those other things we think are important.
And, after seeing that the US gave Egypt $150 Billion Dollars since 1950 for military needs – as in “gave them $150 Billion Dollars” plus countless sweet contracts on equipment and several billion for education and other civil society things, even over the past few years – And, seeing that there are entire programs to give huge grant funds to people in the Middle East, set up by President Bush administration – for starting businesses, creating innovation, expanding businesses, etc. – And, other things of a similar nature – it occurs to me that if all expenditures being given to every other nation on the planet from the US taxpayers’ money were to completely stop – we wouldn’t have a deficit at all . . .
—– Original Message —–
From: family members
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:26:38 AM
Subject: Re: New fuel that can be used in existing cars – trucks – engines – at $1.50 a gallon – from Oxford
International Bankers Finance Both Sides in War (45 min video)
—– Original Message —–From: meTo: family membersSent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 5:33 PMSubject: New fuel that can be used in existing cars – trucks – engines – at $1.50 a gallon – from Oxford
UK-based Cella Energy has developed a synthetic fuel that could lead to US$1.50 per gallon gasoline. Apart from promising a future transportation fuel with a stable price regardless of oil prices, the fuel is hydrogen based and produces no carbon emissions when burned. The technology is based on complex hydrides, and has been developed over a four year top secret program at the prestigious Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford.
Early indications are that the fuel can be used in existing internal combustion engined vehicles without engine modification.
According to Stephen Voller CEO at Cella Energy, the technology was developed using advanced materials science, taking high energy materials and encapsulating them using a nanostructuring technique called coaxial electrospraying.
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My Note –
So, what I want to say is this –
The one who was calling for a “New World Order” wasn’t our current President – it was President H.W. Bush (Sr.) – there are taped clips from a number of events and speeches where he used the term. However, he probably didn’t come up with it himself and no telling where it originated, but I’m sure someone knows. I think at one point there was a speech at the League of Nations which also contained it, but I think I read the transcript of that speech somewhere online, (a site with historical references and official documents from government sources and official sources from organizations that served the basis for current organizations.)
To see that the thing I sent to my family members, didn’t inspire them or yield even a thought about what could be done with it – is rather horrifying. It is as if any simple thing serves to simply add to the argument they’ve already bought made by those who have none of our best interests at heart. When I found so many of the right wing websites and even radio broadcasting, are owned by gold and silver traders, hosting revenue generating ads from a multitude of arms dealers and militia-oriented equipment and training along with using themes to intentionally incite fear, instigate violence, and make their sales based upon fear, hate and intolerance – I didn’t like it. There is no point to it but to sell those things by virtue of instilling fear and intolerance in their participants, listeners, readers and audience members.
Most of our loss of freedoms and quasi-legal denials of our guaranteed rights under the Constitution have happened over the last thirty years under the conservative run Republican administrations that have been in power across the Federal level and in almost every state. They gave sovereign immunity to states. They divided our nation into fifty sovereign nation states rather than us being one great nation indivisible. They did those things. And, they have fit us into the “New World Order” which was done in the manner they conceived of it that now makes us look like a nation in decline who owes fealty to literally every other nation on the earth. Our tax money has been spent to freely give around the world by hundreds of billions and even in the trillions of dollars, while any of us in America couldn’t even have the support of our own agencies to build a business, start a business, grow a business or market a business or support our own education systems and communities. That is what they have left to us.
They didn’t want efficient rapid transit, because their personal incomes and organizational incomes were deriving benefit from petroleum industries – so electric trolley systems were devolved, train systems were decimated, underground subway systems weren’t built (such as in Los Angeles early on), gas guzzling automobile and truck engines weren’t made competitive with the rest of the world, electric and alternative fueled vehicles were busted rather than being manufactured and promoted, and now our cities, towns and rural areas across America look like industrial cesspools in air quality, in the soil readings, in available water sources and in every other thing it has touched.
(Yes, that is quite a sentence – just don’t even get me started.)
The budget deficits we are paying for today, came from the failed economic policies of thirty years under the rule of conservative Republicans who failed to see what the real world around them was becoming at their hands. And, the interest payments we are required to pay today, were made on terms they created, with dollar values they devalued, after leaving our nation desolate from every natural resource being raped, pillaged and plundered by the outside corporate interests who gave us nearly nothing for them compared to the profits they received from them. Not even Saudi Arabia would allow that, but our nation’s leaders did – long before President Obama and his current team ever had the chance to be in the office.
When I wrote the America the Beautiful Show idea on paper in my home, and then posted it on my blog once I realized that I personally was not in a position to have the freedom to do it, and then last August as I posted the idea on a website of its own (an my daughter put a flash website together for it) – I had really genuinely believed that it was a good idea that others could pick up and do across the United States. I believed that people would want to do things to help rebuild our economic freedoms and help one another to do that. And, then I saw the right wing websites filling the internet, the airwaves, and my family’s older members own emails and posts they were, and are shipping all over the country to people they know. And, I realized how much money is in it – and how much they are willing to give to it, and how much all their friends are giving into it while they sit at home and say they don’t want to be bothered with the news, or the news in the world, or to “think” about anything.
But, they “think” about those things they hear on the right wing broadcasts and read on those right wing websites and emails sent from them enough to repeat those things without regard for thinking to see if it makes sense, or to find out if parts of it have twisted interpretations of facts or if it has out and out falsehoods in it. They just repeat them and send money to support what they believe are efforts to return our nation to “I don’t even know what” – but it isn’t good. I think they believe the conservatives and the conservative right wing politicians in general will return the nation to a time of their youth when all was right with the world. But, after having watched the situation in Egypt over the past few days, and finding out how much of our money has put sophisticated military hardware in the hands of a bunch of sadistic lunatics running Egypt’s government – I would have to say that it wasn’t safe, protected, stable and right in the world (nor in the US) even when they were young.
Looking at how much money we’ve spent to subsidize electric cars and the existing car industries being able to re-tool to produce them, having paid for most, if not all of the research on them and the battery technologies for them, and having noted the literally hundreds of billions upon billions given to the various industries over the years in grants, incentives, tax breaks, property, expansion grants, subsidies, research done for them, analysis done for them, distribution infrastructures built for them and paid for by us – I keep thinking that just about any American citizen could’ve been able to do the same thing had we been allowed in the action. Or am I to believe that if I had been given $3.2 billion dollars and all the research on it, a factory building and property for a dollar as many states have done and no taxes on the money made – that I couldn’t have produced a few thousand electric cars for a retail price of $42,000 each? Oh yes I could.
Anyone could do better than that with those kinds of resources given to them, (among massive other things that were made available to these businesses, corporations and industries from America’s taxpayers’ coffers.)
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The $32,780 Leaf and the $41,000 Volt cost far more than a comparably sized car with a gas engine, which typically sells for $20,000.
The federal government is already offering incentives as high as $7,500 for consumers to buy plug-in cars and putting up $2.4 billion for battery and electric-car manufacturing.
“When you start to aggregate the automakers’ announced intentions, it’s difficult to get to 1 million by 2015,” Graham said.
My Note –
Sounds like they don’t want this to work. And, we are subsidizing these vehicles being built, plants being built to build them, factories being tooled to produce them, research to have been done to create them and countless dollars for every single part of the operation – and then, they produce a few thousand cars which doesn’t reap the rewards of mass production to bring down the costs? What kind of jackasses would do that?
Sounds like the car companies simply don’t want electric vehicles to be purchased by mainstream car buyers in America. And, they’ve used our money to do it. Disgusting.
from Agence France-Presse, 12-30-10
using rhodium-silver nanoparticles with alcohol stabilization – wowsa. and it works . . .
And, spray on solar cells – now that’ll work.