Gen 4 nuclear has already solved climate change
Terra Gen this, wave power that. It’s all a moot point. Intermittent renewable power sources can’t meet the energy needs of a developed nation. What can? Generation IV nuclear energy. Gen 4 nuclear power is a game-changer. It can use nuclear waste as fuel, some of its byproducts are lithium and cobalt (necessary to power all the Teslas and Volts Californians love), and the reactors are designed with zero risk of meltdowns.
It’s time for our county leaders to switch their focus to advocating for the latest generation of nuclear energy — it’s the endless, clean, and bountiful power source we’ve been looking for.
Jarad Petroske, Eureka
Smile for Bernie: An apology for enthusiasm
Five friends have complained about me propagandizing for an old white man who waves his arms and expresses anger. I offer this “apology”:
I am sorry that you are offended by my propaganda.
Please understand that for 60-plus years, I have observed national politics, seeing: a highly respected general and president blunder into siding with the French against the Vietnamese; lying and treachery which undercut efforts to achieve peace (Nixon, Reagan, Bush the elder, and Bush the younger); profound disappointments following the election of genteel charmers (Reagan, Clinton, Obama); shocked by assassinations; and saddened by the failure of promising hopefuls (McCarthy, McGovern, Jackson) to inspire sufficient numbers of voters. My enthusiasm for someone trustworthy with decades of public service and proven commitment to shared values may annoy you. But surely you can see where it comes from.
Some say Bernie is OLD! Yeah he’s old, even a year older than Biden and four years older than I am. I admire his experience and his courageous persistence.Some see Bernie as angry. I see him scowl when appropriate and smile when appropriate. He’s not kissing up to anybody nor tailoring his message to match demographic polling. Today, much demands anger.
And yeah he waves his arms a lot. I can tolerate that. Makes it easier to recognize when SNL comedians are satirizing him.
I have not felt this hopeful for the future of my country since those eye-opening days of disillusionment in 1968.
Smile. Better days are ahead.
Chip Sharpe, Bayside