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    Howards slipping Nuclear power into his comments also.
    An interesting issue as we have:

    a) The Science behind the IFR reactor + reserves in the ocean to power us for 10,000+ years. On the basis that we solve the fission problem we have a much better method for producing energy later on. If we develop nanotubes to a decent enough point then theoretically we will build a space elevator which would allow us to dump the waste into space also.

    b) Large risks with accidents, though some opinions are ill informed on the issue, and also the social considerations (i.e. Weapon manufacture by the government, arms race within our region).

    I guess from the scientific point of view: It's cheaper than CCS (bury the CO2) and Wind/Solar as they require a Gas backup, breeding reduces waste Half Lives to 500 years, modern emersion in glass and then buried 2km below the surface, Australia sitting on the world's largest cheaply accessable supply and the immanent threat of climate change it is an option to be considered. But poor because of the risks associated with accidents, the lenght of time required to manage the waste and the burden this will place of future generations, potential degredation of lands, plutonium production (below weapons grade but a crude weapon could be made).

    As people in Australia don't want it, then we have to find other methods to reach our reductions targets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Noel's core position? It's a complex issue. Howard, once again, misses the point, tbh.
    Perhaps Noel will respond? He could cut off this type of claim if he were to refer to the overall 'idea' behind the removal as being fundamentally racist, whilst still allowing himself to mention some evidence of positive outcomes, but also keeping intact the overall negligent intent of the policy and the society where it was allowed to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    you're cool with working with a guy with a fat arse though aren't you?
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    just realised it seems like i was implying he was gay in that post. didn't mean it. honest.

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    Ahem. Liquid Thorium reactors.

    Comparatively tiny amounts of waste and zero risk of nuclear weapons.

    Get it done, peeps.

    EDIT: I hear someone threw shoes at John Howard? From what I'm getting, it sounds to me like a planned stunt, and hence, pretty ****ing ********. Sounds like something one of the more ******** elements of Greenpeace would do (i.e. the bulk of the organization)

    EDIT2: I hear Howard took it pretty lightly as well. Good man.
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    did they hit him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    Perhaps Noel will respond? He could cut off this type of claim if he were to refer to the overall 'idea' behind the removal as being fundamentally racist, whilst still allowing himself to mention some evidence of positive outcomes, but also keeping intact the overall negligent intent of the policy and the society where it was allowed to happen.
    Would spoil his Liberal pre-selection plans though.

    Loved Shoe and A tonight. David Hicks on there was a real shock. Howard remains a complete ****, just a retired ****, like Sourav Ganguly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    did they hit him?
    Didn't actually see it so don't know.

    Pretty poor form in any case.

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    Holy ****, just saw someone threw a shoe at him... damn it, I stopped watching it about half way through!!

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    Was great watching an old pro, a re-elected PM no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Was great watching an old pro, a re-elected PM no less.
    I'll have to watch it.

    I have just thought that of the last five Prime Ministers in this country, only two have won multiple elections.

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    and only four of those have won an election

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Was great watching an old pro, a re-elected PM no less.
    You can watch one in Question Time today mate



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