[LINK] Is it just me, or is this daft?

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Fri Mar 18 09:21:39 AEDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-03-18 at 02:45 +1030, Steven Clark wrote:
> On 18/03/11 00:39, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> >>> We're a power plant, right?  Power is what we produce .. 
> >> Oops. (which is perhaps the most terrifying word after all.. )
> > And what is now produced with that 'oops' is domestic, and
> > world, anger.

> This is not entirely the making of the Japanese who have been put in the
> position of trying to manage this,[...]

I think you are missing the point.

Large numbers of people said, about these and other reactors, what a
seriously bad idea they were. They pointed out how the badness in this
case was compounded by having these reactors near densely populated
areas. They pointed out how foolishness was piled upon foolishness by
building these reactors in such a volatile (volcanic, earthquake-prone)
area. All these concerns were brushed aside.

Now the Japanese are managing a nuclear disaster *very much* of their
own making.

So, without for a moment feeling less than the deepest sympathy for
those whose lives have been dreadfully affected by all this, now is most
definitely the time to be saying "I told you so".

And a very good time to be angry.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/kauer/                   +61-428-957160 (mob)

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