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Brandon “Innomen” Sergent
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Lasrick (2629253) writes "Bob Alvarez has a terrific article on the history and realities of thorium as an energy fuel: For 50 years the US has tried to develop thorium as an energy source for nuclear reactors, and that effort has mostly failed. Besides the extraordinary costs involved, In the proce...
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This is where I focus on Thorium specifically, I use other social media for nuclear and clean energy in general.
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  The other day, I published a post on
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+Todd De Ryck You already do WAY enough. :) I for one appreciate it. I wish I could get any kind of reaction out of even half of my gplus contacts.
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Brandon “Innomen” Sergent
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I hope they win. It's awful that a company successfully provided low cost safe long term electricity for a major nation and then gets slandered and fiscally gutted because of ignorance and irrational terror.

In a sane world willful stupidity should be costly. (Though I'm quick to add not lethal or torturous.)
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Todd De Ryck
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Anyone in Denver April 7? http://farnsworthdowns.com/blog/?p=51
Look for Siouxsie and me to appear at TEDxYouth@MileHigh this April 7th. The talk will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. Our talk is going to cover thorium energy as a viable option for our future energy needs, and we will also be unveiling a prototype we've been working on. We're…
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I saw that, but the company has no nuclear experts, no funding that they mention, and absolutely no technical concept info. on their website other than very small (tractor trailer size 1MWe max. size) MSR's.  I would certainly only go, if I were there already, until they show better cards.
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 "Education isn't about conveying facts, it's about volition engineering. That's why history text books are still full of known errors."
I will be leaving this group I will not be supporting this kind of attitude. 

I don't have to prove to you that I know who Edward Bernays is.

"In the real world that you've never visited, facts don't mean a damn thing to people."

That is a false statement, when you learn to respect people maybe you will learn that.

Many fine people in this group, but I can't say that about the owner. who insists that propaganda is equal to education. how pathetic.
good bye
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+Steve Paul I'm super glad the place has been helpful for you. These people certainly educate me regularly.

Which reminds me, I need to post a picture here.
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Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) January 20, 2015 -- The 7th Conference on Thorium Energy and Critical Metals on June 3rd & 4th to be held at Sheraton Conference Hotel Palo Alto, Ca, produced by Thorium Energy Alliance, a 501(c)3, will profile the current research, uses and policy matters for thorium as an energy source and the critical relationship between rare earth minerals and the element thorium. Rare earth elements are critically important in ...
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Yes, see, a trained journalist needs to weave these facts into specific human interest stories about people saved by alpha radionuclide therapy and Tc-99m crisis.

We need to link faces and names and real lives to these facts to get them going anywhere.

Also we need to get doctors to comment in that direction. Doctors that care.

+David Belk for example, who above and beyond being a doctor has made it his mission to expose the greed and cost failures of the current medical system.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-belk/
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Todd De Ryck
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Thorium has several advantages over uranium nuclear power, but it also has its drawbacks. However, the question remains whether it would be the right technology should Australia choose to go nuclear.
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+Terry Floyd​ in the comments within The mining Australia link the is reference to the following book.
Super Fuel - Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future" by Richard Martin
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In response to +Thorium Hub's question: "How long do you think it will take the United States? "

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ThoriumUsHub/posts/c5LviwDY96r?cfem=1
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Great! 
We just posted about using the right messaging and targeting the right audience: 
http://thorium.us/2015/03/02/pew-young-people-most-likely-to-support-alternative-energy/
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Thorium Now is a group of individuals and organizations convinced that the key to humanity's immediate and long term energy future is the proper exploitation of the Thorium atom.

Brandon “Innomen” Sergent
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It would be great if some people from here would read and comment.
Thorium energy. It is obviously better than uranium based energy, but is it really as good and safe as people say?
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In LFTR the right concentration of U233 in the reactor has to be maintained. To achieve this in line processing of molten salt needs to be done.
Who(University/research institute/private r&d labs) is researching on the high temperature in line precessing of the molten salt?
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With Jacobson's plan "Given the multiplicity of feasibility challenges associated simultaneously achieving such rapid rates of energy intensity improvement and low-carbon capacity deployment, it is likely to be both premature and dangerously risky to ‘bet the planet’ on a narrow portfolio of favored low-carbon energy technologies" http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/wcc.324 I'm not confident Jacobson et al factor mining and mineral requirements “A shift to renewable energy will replace one non-renewable resource (fossil-fuels) with another (metals and minerals),” http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v5/n2/full/nclimate2504.html?WT.ec_id=NCLIMATE-201502
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Todd De Ryck
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Thorium Energy Report by © Copyright 2015, International Thorium Energy Organisation, IThEO http://www.thoriumenergyreport.org/
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Todd De Ryck
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You can download a 12 page pdf file with more details http://www.barc.gov.in/reactor/ahwr.html
An Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is designed in BARC to demonstrate commercial utilisation of thorium. Critical facility is a specially designed research reactor to experimentally verify the basic physics design parameters of AHWR and other advanced fuel cycle.
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Wouldn't it be neat if someone modelled these reactors and 3d printed them. They would make great engaging tools for high school education. 
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Brandon “Innomen” Sergent

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When linked in threw this at me I laughed out loud for real. Even now it makes me smile.

Does +Kim L Johnson know chemistry? My brain spiraled off in futile desperate search for an adequate metaphor.

Like "Does Batman know about Fighting?" or "Does Flipper know about Swimming?"

That was one of those times when clicking the button with a hammer seems to be the correct response.
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+Kim L Johnson Well you are clearly one of those people gifted with talent, inclination, and opportunity, who then doubled down on it with time investment and willpower.

Plus you're using that power for the good of the species instead of getting rich with it developing the next round of insubstantial but patentable changes to basic medication.

Carry on man.
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+Darren Finlay Ironically, the common reactor types were never intended to be built up to the MW scale. Submarines and aircraft carriers long ago proved how safe smaller reactors are.

Facts just don't matter when it comes to changing public policy.
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Some sad news from the New York Times: Germany is pumping out more CO2 than ever before. Anti-nuclear policies to blame. 

#Thorium   #ThoriumHub  
Germany is far behind emission-reduction forecasts, anti-nuclear policies largely to blame. In 2013 emissions grew by 20 MM tons annually. Read more>>>
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Here are our 3 favorite #TEDtalks  on Thorium. 

What are your favorite talks or presentations on Thorium that you've found online?

 Please share in the comments and we'll post the best videos on our site. 
Increadible TED talks from the brightest in today's Thorium clean energy movement: Sunniva Rose TEDxOslo, Kirk Sorensen, and Srikumar Banerjee TEDxCERN
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Right, Urs, I recall that one, very good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKl6r89-Rs
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10 Cool things about Nuclear Waste Posted by Things Worse Than Nuclear Power × 1:45 AM   The height difference between a man and the moon is like the energy density difference between nuclear and any carbon combustion. 1) It still contains 95% of its energy. That's like taking a couple tablespoons out of a liter of pop and throwing ...
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Thank you :)
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HBS Professor: “The only thing that will change China’s plans quickly is an energy miracle, a new energy source that can beat coal-fired power on price in China and can be installed in volume there in five to ten years." 

China wants to do this in 10 years? How long do you think it will take the United States? 
HBS Professor Joseph Lassiter: The world needs a New Nuclear miracle today…not tomorrow. The barriers are outdated nuclear regulations ...
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Welcome to the thorium game good sirs :) Your blog is looking good.

http://underlore.com/thorium-needs-salesmen/
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