Friday, April 08, 2011

GE, We Bring Good Things To Light

On April 7, 2011, Japan suffered a 7.1-7.4 level aftershock after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that disabled power to the the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and began the meltdown of the 3 "on-line" reactors as well as one of the "off-line" reactors. These reactors were designed by General Electric in the 1960s and were specifically faulted for not having a cooling system that was gravity fed, as the Westinghouse reactors were.

In the 1950s, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., later a well known author and anti-war activist, worked as a public relations man for G.E.. After the Three Mile Island incident Kurt spoke 3 sentences at a concerned citizens meeting in Harrisburg. He said: "The men who run nuclear power plants are monkeys. They stink. I hate them."

What Would Kurt Vonnegut say now? Perhaps the characters in his own Harrison Bergeron could offer a speech for him:

"That was a douzy."
"You can say that again."
-Harrison Bergeron. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


Blogger nationaldefenseparty said...

4.11.2011 ----->another aftershock and tsunami warning on the 1 month anniversary!

10:10 AM  
Blogger nationaldefenseparty said...

An old 1960's joke:

A rabbit was found inside of a refridgerator. Then, Westinghouses were famous.

When asked what it was doing in there, it said: "I'm Westing".

ha ha ha

Maybe a slick P.R. man came up with that.

11:28 AM  
Blogger nationaldefenseparty said...

The US was warned specifically about the faulty vent design!

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a union P.R. man was hired.

They put Westinghouse in the news this weekend!


1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's official: All three reactors that were "on-line" on March 11, 2011 melted down!;_ylt=AgIXITJLlOW9yjwgvO4bTYKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNyZG92aXIyBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNTI0L3VzX2phcGFuX3RlcGNvX3JlYWN0b3JzBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDNwRwb3MDNARwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA3RlcGNvY29uZmlybQ--

11:54 AM  
Blogger nationaldefenseparty said...

Harlem sewage is spewing into the Hudson! They say its not like the BP disaster, however. That the river will recover as long as they can stop the sewage from flowing into it. (They're Good).

1:22 PM  

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