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Tough Love and Fukushima

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Gary Stamper

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Dr. Helen Caldicott, a heroic defender our world from the nuke power threat, former Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author, and nulear activist,  says we don't love our children enough. If we did, she says, we'd put an end  to coal burning plants and nuclear power. As she bluntly puts it, " The planet's in the intensive care unit, critically, acutely ill, and now we are all physicians to a dying planet." She urges, "Let the data sink in and then get off your couches to save the planet for your children."

The outspoken activist says she has three meaasges: One is that we are in dire danger from global warming and that unless we pull our socks up and stop burning coal and stop driving our SUV's around doing five miles to the gallon and stop fracking and natural gas, we're doomed. Two, you close down your reactors, because if one of them blows, man, you're all gone. Three, work to get Obama to work with Russia to abolish 97% of the weapons on the planet, between Russia and America. You can do that. The Russians are ready. What's holding it up is your generals, who are really pathological in the Pentagon. One of them said, 'If you get rid of our nuclear weapons, man, that's threatening the family jewels,' and that says it all, in a nutshell, so to speak, and that's a bad pun.

And speaking o0f the family jewels, when did we get so cowardly and lazy?

We'll examine the Fukushima disaster from the perspective of our own personal responsibility. and see if we can take back our family jewels.