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Pro-Nuke-Holocaust Denier Cory Booker Must Not Be President

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Senator Cory Booker has become a Pro-Nuke-Holocaust Denier and must not be president or vice.

As desperate mostly-young millions march worldwide for the survival of our Earth, Booker embraces explosive atomic 500-F climate killing machines that are roasting Her.

Any of our 96 badly run, rarely inspected US nukes could explode into a nuclear holocaust at any time.

In Booker's New Jersey, three dying public-subsidized nukes spew heat, radiation and carbon. Their safety is "guaranteed" by Trump's fake Nuclear Regulatory Commission. They're dangerously decrepit, but what's he done to to guarantee their safety? (Hint: they can't get private insurance).

Now he's Trump-style slandering the global grassroots safe energy movement for demanding nuke accountability.

Nuke reactors spew gargantuan quantities of waste heat and deadly radiation. That includes Carbon 14, a global warming agent.

Carbon-emitting reactor fuel production demands carbon-emitting mining, milling, transport and enrichment. So does fuel to run pools for spent rods that will explode if not forever cooled (see WIPP, New Mexico).

40 years ago this month 90,000 eco-fans heard the Musicians United for Safe Energy Concerts over five nights in Madison Square Garden. Some 200,000 rocked our rally at Battery Park City.

Three Mile Island had earlier poured radiation into central Pennsylvania. TMI's owner denied the melt-down, the emissions, the health impacts.

But after the concerts I visited local farms, met the families, consulted their doctors...and veterinarians... The feds had long since predicted a reactor accident could wipe out an area the size of Pennsylvania and kill thousands.

At kitchen tables I heard awful tales of death and disease, of stillborn infants, dying children, Down's Syndrome, dead animals and orchards. I held a dog born with no eyes, saw a cat that couldn't stand, horses that couldn't breed, a pile of dead wild birds. The Baltimore News-American confirmed the stories, as did Dell/Delta's Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America's Experience with Atomic Radiation (now free on line), and others.

In 1996, in Kiev and Russia, I heard far more/worse stories from Chernobyl survivors. I will not return to Japan, where I'd joined giant marches demanding Fukushima not be built on seismic faults washed by tsunamis.

Over nearly a half-century of activism I've never met a No Nuker who denies climate change. Saving our eco-balance remains everywhere a major motivation to shut all nuke reactors before the next one blows up.

But now the come-lately genius Corey Booker tells us we're all Climate Deniers.

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It is too bad because there will probably be a nuclear catastrophe soon in the USA from reactor deregulation and the age of the reactors

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goddess help us

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I have seen downwinder communities in the west destroyed by multigeneration cancer. Fallon Nwvada is considered downwinder. They had a nuclear bomb detonated underground 20 miles from there. They had mnuclear waste fracked into the ground, closeby. It is the worst cancer cluster I have ever seen. The government lies about it. I have been to the Ukraine and helped tak care of children with birth defects. The nuclear people lie so much. Constant levels of dangerous manmade levels in communities, destroys them. There maybe a repeive for climate change but there are already high leveles of artficial radionuclides across the nuclear world, and especially in the USA where they lie about it so much and Japan where they are covering it up

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However wrong-headed Cory Booker happens to be on the issue of nuclear weapons, he is no "holocaust denier." Use of "holocaust" in this speculative context exploits and cheapens an epic human catastrophe of 80 years ago. The word is not elastic, cannot be exploited in the manner intended by this article.

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more than a million people have died because of chernobyl. is there another word you'd use?

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Millions of people have perished unnecessarily, in the nuclear age. Perished from cancers, heart dieases, miscarriages birth dwfects The mutagenisty, carcinogenicity, teratagenicity of artificial radionuclides dispersed by bombs, waste and nuclear reactors is unmatched. 50 billionths of a gram of something like cobalt 60 or cesium 137 will kill you. A person unshielded and 20 feet from 50 pounds of nuclear waste will die from radiation sickness in 30 minutes. Miscarriages birth defects. Growing male infertility. Major nuclear reactor explosions and fuel fires are holocausts of the worst sort.

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It would be fascinating to read a thoroughly researched list of nuclear reactor disasters and casualty numbers. Even so, "holocaust" is the wrong word.

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That is your opinion. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear holocausts for the People of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The casualties of Chernobyl continue. In the millions. Radionuclides are fundamentally incomptible with life. Slow holocaust denied by mean people like you. They are used to kill and for greed. Nuclear is thanatos. Keep playing your broken recod old man. It is meaningless to me and my family and the people i have known from Pripyat and japan.

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Amy, you specifically cite the toll in human life caused by nuclear reactor accidents. Jumping into WWII does not fit those parameters. You are obliged to present your argument coherently, not dodge and weave and name call. This is not a school yard where you taunt with inanities. Old man, certainly. And since when has age disqualified a contrasting point of view?


The Imperial Japanese Army distinguished itself with bend-bending atrocities in China before the war, and during the war. Had the allies been forced to invade the Japanese homeland, the body count could easily have reached the hundreds of thousands on both sides. Use of the atomic bomb brought it all to a halt, but only after the second strike.


What is meaningless is your grasp of history, let alone your lack of coherence and maturity in debate.

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The nuclear bomb attacks happened near the end of WW2, but they were not the cause for its ending. Japan had already been militarily defeated. War has a way of reducing all participants to the most vile levels of behavior. In some ways, the Allies were even worse than the Axis.


The number of people have died as a result of US wars after WW2 likely exceeds the number who died in the Holocaust.

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100% agree with this.

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unfortunately the likelihood of another major reactor catastrophe is 100%.


also certain is that the pro-nukes will immediately surface to claim nobody will be harmed.


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yes, the likelihood is virtually 100% that another reactor will blow up. the human/ecological costs would be apocalyptic.

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