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February 9, 2014 - Harry Eagar
Every now and then I visit the Encyclopedia American Loons, which appears to be the work of one very obsessive guy.

A little is enough.

Through the power of links, I was introduced to something called RationalWiki, which is an encyclopedia of loons run as a collective.

All by way of introducing a short but poignant and suggestive paragraph that demonstrates that life among the crazy is pretty lively:

"Makow had a falling out with fellow crank Jeff Rense over Makow's insistence that the Fukushima accident was intentional. Rense didn't believe him, and refused to continue linking to Makow. Makow then teamed up with Rense's 7th wife to claim Rense has Narcissistic Personality Disorder.[10] Makow maintains a section on his site dedicated to pointing out Rense's character flaws."

Hmmm. I don't know whether I am more impressed by a vendetta by a seventh wife or the indication that there are some things too crazy even for professional nuts. My life seems colorless by comparison.

 
 

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OneAikea

Feb-11-14 6:36 PM

Seems three Nuclear disaster in Japan and the third one was a charm. I can agree that safety became second to profit.

HarryEagar

Feb-11-14 12:18 AM

I don't agree that nobody could have foreseen that. We had the example on Molokai of a generator being ruined because flooding (from rain) ruined the controls which were on the ground.

And on Maui, the wastewater department wants to waterproof the controls at the Kahului plant so that a tsunami could wash over it but the plant could be restarted as soon as it dries out.

I bet the Japanese engineers were aware of the possibility but were held off by bean-counters who judged the risk low and the cost high.

OneAikea

Feb-10-14 8:55 PM

It was no fault of the people of ***ushima. It was the ***ushima fault, itself. If America were to make a movie, they already have. The Perfect Storm.

A tsunami hits and a small boat ends up on a building. Two out of three and the City was built to last but no way did anyone have hindsight to see that the Nuclear Reactor would react the way it did. Einstein said for every action there is a reaction. Relatively in theory but only proven fact when it happens.

 
 

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