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Hometown: Northern VA
Member since: Fri Oct 29, 2004, 10:34 AM
Number of posts: 40,384

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I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

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Are there a limit to image files in your signature?

My current image is "File Size: 6 kb - 222 x 151" according to photobucket, but does not display properly. I remember a 400 word limit and a limit of something like 500x200 at DU2. Any idea why this doesn't work?


A typical nuclear reactor can hold up to 75 tons of uranium. There are 4 reactors at Fukushima.

Assuming all 4 are full, you would have 600000 pounds of uranium.

Forget the fission... let's go beyond that... The maximum energy that can be obtained from any amount of matter is given by the formula E = mc^2.

A complete conversion of 600000 pounds of matter would result in 2.318 x 10^19 Btus of energy.

The Pacific Ocean has 1.4 x 10^21 lbs of saltwater.

A Btu is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one lb of water one degree Fahrenheit.

Applying the conversion factor...

(2.318 x 10^19 Btus per 1.4 x 10^21 lbs) * (1 Deg F * lb H2O per BTU) = .016 deg F

So that is the absolute greatest effect that the mass of uranium could possibly have on the ocean. Keep in mind the fission process is of course not even remotely as efficient as the matter/antimatter mixing process that would need to be realized to even take advantage of the E = mc^2 formula. The actual temperature gain from fission is likely more of the order of a few millionths if not billionths of a degree.

All of which is, of course, a drop in the bucket compared to the thermal functions in the ocean caused every single day by good old fashioned sunlight.

So, there is the math. Now, can we please put the troll to bed?

this sounds like... oh, i dont know, reading an MRA site.

Experts Agree, Huntsman Never Recovered from Correct Answer

or Romney "Unworried" as Sandusky Moves Ahead in Iowa Poll

From Don Asmussen's Bad Reporter

Depression Salad

From Drew's "Toothpaste for Dinner:

(Hope this doesn't get locked for not being in cooking and baking.)

On the old DU, I have 10,5423 posts. DU3 says 7,626.

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