Why NOT TO Discuss U.S. Nuclear Energy Policy ‘with the Mis-Informed’?


Why NOT TO Discuss U.S. Nuclear Energy Policy ‘with the Mis-Informed’? By Terence Morris, author and founder, PACE TULSA AGS. October 6, 2017.  2:12 PM. Join PACE TULSA NOW…TEXT:  PACEPAC  TO:  22828 OR Register |  Lost your password?.  feed-icon-28x28Change.Org

It doesn’t even make since that my brother, on Black Planet, an internet, Black Dating Site, would try to attack me with Bernard London’s, “Law of Obsolescence Economic Philosophy,” on the basis that my paper I wrote on October 5, 2017, titled:  “Did The Lights Come ON?”  <PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION.  https:/ pacetulsa.wordpress.com> doesn’t thoroughly explore “Their Culture.” 

One of my critics commented:  “Why as African-Americans, would we even listen for “pet lovers” and “morning joggers,” the same people that support “Nuclear Proliferation Policy.”

First let’s talk about “Their Culture.”  Planned obsolescence from the mind of a RACIST BIGOT, Bernard London, proposed “assigning a lease of life” to shoes and homes and machines, to all products of manufacture.  After which time “these things would be ‘legally dead’ and would be controlled by the ‘duly appointed’ governmental agency and destroyed if there is ever “widespread unemployment.” 

Production of single use disposable merchandise eventually became the manufacturing strategy in the United States.  . These products are usually biodegradable and therefore disposed as “solid waste.”  Disposable products are most often made from paper, plastic, cotton, or polystyrene foam.  The “disposable culture,” in the manufacturing industry sparked a “universal consumer revolution” in purchasing attitudes and behaviors. The “disposable merchandise” strategy meant production goods could be manufactured cheaper and for consumer convenience purchased inexpensively.  The use of disposable products had led to a marked increase in trash and is a major cause of over consumption.  Some movements, such as landfill diversion, seek to combat disposable item overuse and the resulting trash.[1] Household goods were expensive, and you looked after what you had, repairing things and maintaining them. In the early 20th century, new industrial processes and new materials – plastic especially – began to change that in, “A Brief History of Plastic’s Conquest of the World,” By Susan Freinkel on May 29, 2011, she describes the evolutionary manufacturing process.  For most of history, combs were made of almost any material humans had at hand, including bone, tortoiseshell, ivory, rubber, iron, tin, gold, silver, lead, reeds, wood, glass, porcelain, and papier-mâché. But in the late nineteenth century, that panoply of possibilities began to fall away with the arrival of a totally new kind of material—celluloid, the first man-made plastic. Combs were among the first and most popular objects made of celluloid. And having crossed that material Rubicon, comb makers never went back. Ever since, combs generally have been made of one kind of plastic or another.  Of course, the comb story is part of a bigger vision.  Material constraints; limited supplies and resource versatility are all reasons why manufacturers and craftsmen choose one kind of material over another one. 

However, the other thing that happens is as, Jeffrey Meikle, pointed out in his insightful cultural history of American Plastic. “By replacing materials that were hard to find or expensive to process, “celluloid plastics democratized” a host of goods for an expanding consumption-oriented middle class… Like other plastics that would follow, celluloid offered a means for Americans to buy their way into new stations in life. [2] This methodical internalization of “disposability” has all but, transformed peoples’ attitudes about everyday buying decisions. 

In my article, I spoke about being the designer of “A Pet Poo-Bag,” and receiving a Nobel Laureate Pulitzer Prize for Keeping the Peace between warring factions.  Consumer’s guideposts in buying decisions is critical when people need to decide why they are supporting one company and not another. 

Class, ethnic, racial, and regional lines have all but disappeared as a result of industries opening up to a larger disposable culture.  Let’s reflect a minute:  “Has our life become so convenient that even life is disposable?” Super Store giants like Walmart; Target: Kmart and others; the film industry( Sinclair Broadcast Group: the apparel industry (BioWorld Merchandisers); the oil and gas industry (Haliburton), all significantly impact buyer’s decisions and manufacturing industries. 

As I look by at a very racist individual commentary, I am incensed by his rantings about African-American people.  How he describes “The new paradox of plenty,” constituting a challenge to revolutionize our economic thinking at a time of profound conceptual classicists economic thought philosophy. A philosophy predicated on his belief that “nature was niggardly” when as a human race American’s are constantly confronted by ‘specter of shortages.’ London, explores the economist Malthus writings in 1798, and warning that the White Race would be impoverished by an increase in population which he predicted would greatly exceed gains in the production of foodstuffs.  The idea of conservationist goal, almost seems counter-intuitive, to solid waste disposability.  However, London, was stating that “the creative modern technology is what is leading social reformation and that through planned obsolescence, white folks are being hurt.

Mr. Bernard states, “In the present inadequate economic organization of society, far too much is staked on the unpredictable whims and caprices of the consumer. Changing habits of consumption have destroyed property values and opportunities for employment. The welfare of society has been left to pure chance and accident. In a word, people generally, in a frightened and hysterical mood, are using everything that they own longer than was their custom before the depression. In the earlier period of prosperity, the American people did not wait until the last possible bit of use had been extracted from every commodity. They replaced old articles with new for reasons of fashion and up-to-datedness. They gave up old homes and old automobiles long before they were worn out, merely because they were obsolete. All business, transportation, and labor had adjusted themselves to the prevailing habits of the American people. Perhaps, prior to the panic, people were too extravagant; if so, they have now gone to the other extreme and have become retrenchment-mad. People everywhere are today disobeying the law of obsolescence. They are using their old cars, their old tires, their old radios and their old clothing much longer than statisticians had expected on the basis of earlier experience.”  Since people were just hanging on to stuff…The United States Economy was failing, according to Mr. Bernard London.  But, what is really upsetting is that he said, “The retrenchment economy was a ‘Niggardly’ way of Life. And somehow that is why ‘Americas Economy’ was failing. 

Bernard, maintains “that taxes should be levied on the people who are retarding progress and preventing business from functioning normally, rather than as at present on those who are cooperating and promoting progress. Therefore I propose that when a person continues to possess and use old clothing, automobiles and buildings, after they have passed their obsolescence date, as determined at the time they were created, he should be taxed for such continued use of what is legally “dead.” 

Remember, the images of the millions of American’s from hurricane Katrina in Louisiana; and Hurricane Harvey in Houston, piling up old clothing, automobiles; building furniture and electronics on the curbs waiting on FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, to come by and audit their life’s worth for a small percentage payout of what they spent on those goods.  These people’s lives were turned upside down because of Natural Disasters and Weather Devastation. 

If we test what Mr. Bernard London’s point against “complete mitigation within her environmental ecology” we can very quickly see a “Thorough process of checking control– of what the manufacturer sells to the dealer, and through reports by retailers of what they sell to consumers, the Government will know by the end of the year just what income it will be sure of getting, and this amount it will be paid

Irrespective of whether people are making big profits or not. In Bernard London’s, plan, people would rectify the fundamental inequalities of our present economic system, in which we follow a hit-or-miss method, one getting much more than he needs or can use, and another less or nothing. In 1932, Mr. Bernard London, was implying “A Risk Management Policy Shift.”  The primary goal of risk management is to protect a business or organization from vulnerability. Most risk management plans concentrate on maintaining organization viability and decreasing any financial risks. Risk management is designed to provide protection to customers, employees and the public from damaging events that have a direct effect on them.

“We should learn to use our material resources so that all can partake of them, yet so that none will be any poorer or worse off than today,” London explains.  I am not so sure that this explanation of “Ending the depression through planned

Obsolescence,” would work today.[3]  There are different types of risk management plans used to mitigate an organization’s risks. Common workplace-related risks include accidents, natural disasters and fires. Legal risks include sexual harassment, fraud and theft. Risk management plans are also required to manage risks associated with business practices, such as market instability, data storage, project failures, credit risks and record security.

Consumers’ culture today is slightly more sophisticated.  When African-American’s do listen to her culture within “her environmental ecology” we see “complete mitigation.”  Risk management is useful for protecting physical facilities, securing information and protecting any physical assets an organization uses or owns. Risks are properly managed in an organization by recognizing the consequences associated with individual risks and developing a plan for them.

People who move into disaster prone neighborhoods; people who move their families and loved ones’ to Brown Waste Reclamation lands;  people who elect to live in Disaster Zone communities; and people who move to Food Desserts’ knowingly elect to accept the consequences of their terrible decision-making.  Including any financial losses that come with them ignoring the obvious warning signs posted by other Americans; by other Nations; by Federal Government Agencies; by Financial Banking Institutions; and by their predecessors and ancestors before them.  I can’t even laugh right now.  The fact that Bernard London in 1932 was saying, “African-Americans” Niggardly attitude is the reason they are now suffering is ridiculous.  It is not within the ecology of ‘Blacks’ to not heed the advice of White Americans whom are the majority race in our Democracy.  As a matter of consequence, most of the people that never fully recover from natural disasters just never bothered to read the fine print.  Other types of political risk – including state actions to promote state-owned … markets; and loss mitigation through improved business continuity planning and crisis management[4]

According to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2017 report on Carbon Emissions and Abatement in Civil Society, further efforts to curtail harmful emissions is a reality for several states in the United States.  “In response to a growing concern over global warming, the last decade has seen a surge in proposals for reducing the carbon dioxide emissions associated with electric power generation, many of which include large build-outs of renewable technologies including wind, photovoltaics (PVs), concentrating solar power (CSP), geothermal, wave, and tidal power[5] It’s time to acknowledge rising consumer demand for renewable energy.  Studies have shown that combining different renewable technologies into single portfolios may improve the portfolio’s performance due to increased diversity.21–24 In order to test this hypothesis in the context of carbon abatement, the model was run with different portfolios of renewables. First, a set of simulations explored the potential synergies between wind and solar power by repeating the build-out scenarios of the single-technology studies, but with constant fractions of each portfolio devoted to wind and to solar technologies.”[6]

In Euro Active, Jared Braslawsky, is secretary-general of Renewable Energy Certificate System (RECS) International. A leading expert in the market for guarantees of origin and other electricity tracking instruments. He recently launched the International REC Standard Foundation, which implements and standardizes attribute tracking systems around the globe.[7] PNAS published a paper today by nuclear and fossil fuel supporters, which is replete with false information for the sole purpose of criticizing a paper.[8]

  1. To Clack’s claim that nuclear, fossils with carbon capture and biofuels reduce costs of DE carbonization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes the exact opposite in (Section 7.8.2) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  2. To clack’s claim that we propose technologies that can’t be scaled up, we disagree. Underground thermal energy storage in rocks is a well-tested (in multiple locations) and established low-cost seasonal heat-storage technology that costs less than 1/300th that of batteries per unit energy stored. It is a form of district heating, which is already used worldwide (e.g., 60 percent of Denmark). Moreover, hot water storage or electric heat pumps can substitute for underground thermal energy storage.
  3. To clack’s claim that we made modeling errors, this is absolutely false, as indicated in each specific published response. Most notably, Clack claims that we erred because our peak instantaneous hydropower load discharge rate exceeded our maximum possible annual-average discharge rate. But Clack is wrong because averages mathematically include values higher and lower than the average. Clack made other similar mathematical errors.
  4. Clack falsely claims that the 3-D climate model, GATOR-GCMOM, that we used “has never been adequately evaluated,” despite it taking part in 11 published multi-model inter-comparisons and 20 published evaluations against wind, solar and other data. And, despite Zhang’s 2008 Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Journal comprehensive review that concluded GATOR-GCMOM is “the first fully-coupled online model in the history that accounts for all major feedbacks among major atmospheric processes based on first principles” and hundreds of processes in it still not in any other model.

Like I’ve always maintained even before Barack Obama was elected President in November 4, 2008, I DO NOT want to angle in or even discuss NUCLEAR Politics with people that don’t have any expertise whatsoever in energy.  Research has shown that macro-level indicators can be quantified and modelled like other types of risk. For example, Eurasia Group produces a political risk index which incorporates four distinct categories of sub-risk into a calculation of macro-level political stability. This Global Political Risk Index can be found in publications like The Economist.[9]  Although, it is true that certain groups of people in the United States may be more likely to just ignore Nuclear Policy Politics, there are more people who know…but just did not want to get totally immersed in Nuclear Energy Policy.

A common misconception is that macro-level political risk only looks at country-level political risk; however, the coupling of local, national, and regional political events often means that events at the local level may have follow-on effects for stakeholders on a macro-level. Other types of risk include government currency actions, regulatory changes, sovereign credit defaults, endemic corruption, war declarations and government composition changes. These events pose both portfolio investment and foreign direct investment risks that can change the overall suitability of a destination for investment. Moreover, these events pose risks that can alter the way a foreign government must conduct its affairs as well. Macro political risks also affect the organizations operating in the nations and the result of macro level political risks are like confiscation, causing seizing of businesses’ property.[10]

Besides the obvious, people get scared silly when they hear an uneducated person talking about Nuclear Energy.  Because there are irreparable consequences that come with mistakes.


Terence Morris (@pacetulsa) is the author and founder of PACE TULSA a global think-tank focusing on intersecting awareness of educational opportunities within pedestrian crosswalks and public transportation policy.

[1] Hill, M.K. (2010). Understanding Environmental Pollution. Cambridge University Press. p. 519. ISBN 978-1-139-48640-8

[2] Meikle,   Jeffrey L.  (1997) American Plastic: A Cultural History Paperback. Ppg1-2

[3] London, Bernard (1932). Ending the Depression through Planned Obsolescence. 1932.  pgs.1-8

[4] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_risk#Political_Risk_Mitigation&gt;

[5] O. Ekren and B. Y. Ekren, Appl. Energy, 2010, 87, 592–598.

[6] W. Zhou, C. Lou, Z. Li, L. Lu and H. Yang, Appl. Energy, 2010, 87,380–389.

[7] Jared Braslawsky is secretary-general of Renewable Energy Certificate System (RECS) International. He is a leading expert in the market for guarantees of origin and other electricity tracking instruments. He recently launched the International REC Standard Foundation, which implements and standardizes attribute tracking systems around the globe.

[8] Jacobson, Mark. (2017) Eco Watch, a Magazine Publication.  04:23PM EST

[9] Rolling with the Punches,” Economist, October 1, 2007 [2] (accessed 05/06/2008)

[10] Alon, Ilan; McKee, David L. (1999). “Towards a Macro-environmental Model of International Franchising”. Multinational Business Review. 7 (1): 76–82.



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