Saturday, October 21, 2006
Unfortunately most of the figures have been edited out <> which, while allowing me to hit Mr Shelby hard deprives me of the chance to club him to death.
In claiming that radioactive waste is dangerous up to 20 times longer than its half life (letter 14th Oct) Mr Shelby is flying in the face of arithmetic.
Because half life means what it says the level of radioactivity halves 20 times in that period
the radiation Mr Shelby fears would be literally undetectable
Thursday, October 19, 2006
SOME MORE RECENT COMMENTS
China in space http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=1484012006
North Korea http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1488972006
Renewables grants http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/letters.cfm?id=1488452006#new
Grey squirrels http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1497162006
Airport expansion http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1497242006
Korean Bomb http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1498052006#new
The stocks as a substitute to prison http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6214838&postID=116038004347883930
SNP economic policy http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1520662006
House (& bothy) price increases http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1521432006
Tories on PR http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6214838&postID=116064583012307287
Alleged global warming http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1520362006
Hunterston nuclear closure http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1535632006#new
Anti-nuclear lies http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/letters.cfm?id=1545812006 href="http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1497162006">
Monday, October 16, 2006
Typical of the BBC that they give so much more time to this EU apparatchik than to the leader of the party that placed 3rd in the last UK election where the voters knew their votes would count (ie PR one).
Last EU election resultConservative 26.7
UK Independence Party 16.1
Liberal Democrat 14.9
I got an email from UKIP a few days previously boasting that AM had interviewed the leaders of all the big parties & were now treating UKIP as the 4th of the big 3 but the interview was disgracefully short.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
David G Guild's belief that tidal power will provide "serious opposition" to nuclear (Letters, 12 August) shows a logical weakness.
It may be, as he asserts, that the "anti-nuclear" Scottish Executive is ignoring tidal power because it is secretly pro-nuclear, and thus deliberately doing down alternatives. However, a simpler, if less paranoid, answer would be because even the Executive (or at least its advisers) can tell these are rubbish.
The problem with tidal power is that it only provides power for about ten hours each day, when the tide is actually moving in or out. That means you would have to build the nuclear or other stations and then switch them off for these ten hours to give the tidal station something to do. While this is clearly the most "serious" competition any form of "alternative" can give nuclear it isn't very serious.
The largest tidal station in the world was built in Rances by the French, where it performs exactly as advertised. The French then went on to build nuclear reactors to provide 85 per cent of their power at 1.5p a unit. Our own politicians should show such common sense.