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  1. Returning to play after this after age 45, when already dealing with health issues, is very unlikely.
  2. Read our conversation again and maybe you'll be able to figure it out.
  3. Err, evacuating New York City and environs for an unknown number of months or years would be a little more significant in practical terms I think. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/does-us-nuclear-emergeny-planning-need-overhaul/
  4. Even if you think technology and safety measures have been developed to a point where accidents are virtually impossible during normal operations, you are not taking into account the possibility of terrorism, government collapse or freak natural disasters. The relative stability of the world order that has existed since the end of WW2 is not guaranteed to continue in the decades or centuries ahead. I'm just not convinced that declaring Nuclear Energy "safe" and building hundreds or thousands more reactors around the world is a good idea.
  5. I'm not completely against Nuclear Energy, but it is not completely safe and has the inherent possibility of catastrophe. Some people estimate the Fukushima cleanup is going to cost close to a trillion dollars in the coming decades. https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/16/fukushimas-final-costs-will-approach-one-trillion-dollars-just-for-nuclear-disaster/#:~:text=In 2016 the government increased,billion to %24660 billion%2C however. You can build a whole lot of Site-C boondoggles at $16 billion a pop, wind farms, solar roofs, and anything else you can think
  6. Part of the reason there have not been more nuclear reactor incidents is because of the extreme public reaction to nuclear accidents and the high scrutiny put on nuclear energy. The success of these measures is not a good reason to become lax about the possible dangers through human error or terrorism. If one of the American reactors in the northeast suffered a meltdown it would be the most devastating event in American history. Someone could just as easily say "There are thousands of nuclear warheads in the world. How many of those have you heard of being used on other humans
  7. With the recent examples of science denial and right wing terrorism in the USA, (with America coming frighteningly close to losing it's democracy and/or beginning a new civil war), I'm not very confident that technological innovation alone would prevent a Chernobyl happening again.
  8. The Blueberry Boys are on the verge of messing up the team for the prime years of its core players. If they don't sell for the future this season (aiming to compete for the cup in 2-3 years time) the Canucks are going to be mediocre at best for years to come.
  9. What possible rationale can be behind this then? Bell is alienating most of the hardcore sports fans in the lower mainland with this move.
  10. If 1040 was even remotely close to breaking even this should be viewed as a criminal act to shut the station down in the midst of a pandemic after receiving millions in government assistance.
  11. Interesting. If you don't mind me asking what war were you a refugee from? War refugees are of course a different subject than purely economic migrants. But even here there is often a tendency towards a wealthier, more educated, more motivated population. Obviously I'm generalizing, and there are plenty of exceptions to the rule. But take refugees to the USA from communist regimes, like after the Cuban revolution or the Vietnam War. If you were a poor peasant you were likely to personally benefit from communism and the land reforms and social programs they instit
  12. I think these statistics are showing a few things: Anyone who immigrates to another country is by nature already a motivated individual. Most immigrants who enter the US by virtue of a Green Card are already highly educated, successful people (likely from wealthy families in whichever country they originate from) with a high paying job upon arrival. The point being that the US system can be beneficial to a small minority of intelligent, hardworking people born with a silver spoon in their mouths who turn up aces their entire lives.
  13. What a crappy looking hotel lobby. Looks like somebody tried to turn a casino floor into a lounge.
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