Conservative Radio Host: I was all about nuclear power, but now… I believe this is one of greatest threats facing humanity — They’re not going to kill me and my family (VIDEO)

Published: November 30th, 2012 at 1:48 am ET


Title: Nuclear Roulette: Countdown to Extinction
Source: The Alex Jones Radio Show
Date: Nov 29, 2012

At 1:20 in

I’m sorry folks, I’m what you call a libertarian constitutionalist. Back when I was more ignorant 15 years ago I was all about nuclear power, but now they are rotting and falling apart and the corporations don’t care, they’re crazy.

At 2:45 in

People say well why do you have a guy on, an environmentalist, when you’re talking about the green movement… because they attach all this real reasonable stuff to something run by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan that is a taxed based-system and so if we just fight the environmental movement, #1 it makes us look stupid and it’s not sophisticated. There’s a real environmental movement then there’s a clone of it, a counterfeit.

At 3:15 in

Nuclear power is a ticking time bomb that just keeps going off and now when they have leaks all the time in Nebraska or up in Canada, it’s a footnote now.

At 8:45 in

I believe that this is one of the greatest threats facing humanity is the fact that the nuclear industry is becoming collectively insane and self-destructive, and if they want to kill themselves that’s their business. They’re not going to kill me and my family.

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Published: November 30th, 2012 at 1:48 am ET


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30 comments to Conservative Radio Host: I was all about nuclear power, but now… I believe this is one of greatest threats facing humanity — They’re not going to kill me and my family (VIDEO)

  • sentinelle sentinelle

    It's a stunning realization to think that in the past few decades humanity has created something that without his attention for a few days, life on this entire planet is severely threatened.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    It's obvious that some people are unable to grasp the concept of a meltdown. Ignorant, ill-informed, and out of touch with their instincts, is what that is. If all that is even possible.

  • Sol Man

    Why is this particular technology here?
    Like the numerous, seemingly endless wars, the money was made available. Sounds like the derivative/swap debacle to profit a certain few off the backs of the many (taxpayers.)

  • markww markww

    Changing one mind at a time. Nuclear was a fast way to make money but fail safes were never established crap back ups a industry that is falling apart from the inside while safety and the top people in Government turn a blind eye cause money keeps changing hands and who owns stocks in these companies the same people saying it is the way to go.


  • Mack Mack

    AJ is interviewing Gar Smith, author of "Nuclear Roulette: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth"

    The book is full of surprising information, such as the NRC recently DOUBLED background radiation limits:

    From page 58:

    "Meanwhile, the NRC has found another way to downplay radiation risks—by increasing the estimate of 'background radiation.'

    The NRC has upped its assessment of 'normal' radiation several times, most recently from 360 millirem to 620 millirem."

    Highly recommend the book!

  • ftlt

    Now if the idiot can his open his eye to the dangers we face from climate change and pollution, he might be on his way to being a decent talking head…

    • Maggie123

      Ftit: Agreed! I've not listened to AJ for a long while, decided early on he was too quick to leave variables to the side while driving simple but heavy blame. A role that maybe served to help wake people up, but it delivers incomplete understanding, and it's time to for us to practice more precision in defining problems and solutions, IMO.

      But I wanted to hear the interview and am glad he featured Gar Smith and his research/book. I found AJ 'calmer' than what I remember, and it seemed he interrupted his guest much less than he used to. But he still 'pushed' conclusions and words at Smith, IMO. I thought Smith tried to respond 'around' having words put into his mouth.

      I was pleased early (some minutes in) to hear AJ at least qualify a remark about 'environmentalists' to say "there are two kinds" – but his closing statement undid this when he again made a crack about "getting environmentalists off our back" or something along those lines. I don't know AJ's training/discipline but he lacks some of what I look for as authoritative source.

      (I've heard at least one other extended interview with Gar Smith on his book, "Nuclear Roulette", possibly on KPFA Berkeley podcast, months ago. I agree with Mack – highly recommend the book!)

      • richard richard

        Yes Maggie and ftlt, the AJ clan don't generally like to hear about climate change.

        I've pondered this, I think it comes from their resistance to federal intervention (or even global), and taxes. Their four wheel driving, high fuel consumption lifestyle puts them in a denial state about carbon emissions and carbon taxes, as it will hit them in the hip pocket – and that's mostly the issue, how much will it cost them?

        Hence, many 'alternate' schemes and conspiracy theories are presented to offset the blame toward carbon emissions.

        Of course, nukes are a sensibly target. But I'd say if the UN declared the USA should turn off the nukes, or there was a tax to decommission them, then the AJ crowd would soon turn around and support nukes.

        • Maggie123

          Interesting observation, Richard – and well on target IMO based on conversations I've had with "angrier, defensive" people who self-identify as Libertarian (or as AJ – "constitutional Libertarian").

          I've had conversations with some self-id'd Libertarians who are more mellow (less angry/defensive). And I confess on some on-line quick quizzes to discover where I fit on political spectrum, I hit some parts of the Libertarian section! 🙂

          But overall – the most committed and solid L. political view so far as I've heard it, links *all* well-being and *all* responsibility to individual initiative, cleverness, sheer grit, etc. At birth differences of race, economic status, gender, parental/caregiver behavior, and opportunity provided along the way by "commons" infrastructure (roads, schools, etc) are seldom if ever acknowledged. Because benefit by commons is not acknowledged, there's no ethic of supporting public/commons policy/program.

          Thus – the hip pocket hit fear: Whatever is accumulated (property, money) is "at risk" of being drained away (squandered) by people who should smarten up, at which time they will also "succeed". (Romney/Ryan's "takers".)

          Environmental, even Nuke solutions, could be a philosophical challenge!

          "The individual thriving in all respects within a social context in which everyone thrives" is something humanity hasn't fully explored or discovered yet. If we could get there, L.'s would be pleasantly surprised, IMO! 🙂

          • Maggie123

            Giving credit where it's due – I do believe AJ is pretty sincere, and views his work as sharing his talent with humanity. He kept pots stirred that needed stirring. He may be 'in process' (as are we all) and because of his sincerity may keep his mind/thoughts open to change, just as he claims the case re a nuclear crisis! 🙂

  • arclight arclight

    they love statistics
    heres roger, aka thehealthphysist chatting with the "Proffesional" bloggers that live in Yahoo land (busby hates the THP, a avery rude chap..

    Dear Radsafe:

    Hey All, Hope you are quite well.

    A Warm winter this year???

    The Argonne National Lab news item I posted about lately discusses the use of a molten salt- fast neutron reactor
    to utilize spent reactor fuel to run a reactor. I think the news item said that after fuel use, the reactor "used"
    spent fuel would be radioactive for only 300 years. So, perhaps, just then put it in Yucca Mountain for 300
    years??? No big deal???

    Also lately, there has been some emphasis on small modular reactors.

    Perhaps the small modular reactor design companies will soon be able to offer a small, modular, fast neutron
    reactor which could be located at the sites of current USA/Europe etc. conventional reactors. […]

    Sounds like nuclear power will remain a viable energy/power option for quite some time — hundreds of years??? […]

    and sustainable???. for hundreds of years. If fusion energy becomes a proven reality, then that helps
    considerably also. Now maybe we just have to reduce the world's population by a factor of 2 (in a controlled and
    well-thought out manner) and living on the good old Earth would be nice for everyone.

    Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD[…]

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      arclight, you lost me. THP?

      I Googled it. The Hockey Program, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Texas Highway Patrol, The Hunger Project (maybe?), The Hackers Paradise, and… (probably not) THP Variety and Gas Bar:

      More, please. 😉

        • aigeezer aigeezer

          Ooh – nice ride, but probably not what the lemming meant. 😉

          • aigeezer aigeezer

            Oops – I think I just got it: "the health physicist". Sorry.

            • arclight arclight

              the health physicist

              often seen on busbies you tube comments section.. he has a web site that tries to debunk busby and he has harrased a certain little old antinuke lady i know too! thats why i was keeping an eye on him.. his friends have control of yahoo questions too!
              sorry i didnt get to you sooner , been busy

          • Radio VicFromOregon

            Dang it now, aigeezer. I'm the "lemming's do not commit suicide" advocate. I hear a remark about lemmings and i gotta speak up. Disney built a rotating wheel that tricked the lemmings into going over the cliff en mass as a film stunt because they heard a rumor about lemmings drowning en mass. They do, as do all animals that swim rivers. Sometimes they drown. Well, the little darlings just wouldn't run over the edge of the cliff for the camera crew and they were intent on getting their photography footage, so Disney wildlife photographers created a large round camouflaged disk, put the lemmings on it, spun it, confused them, and sent them over the cliff by chasing them from behind out of camera view. It was a cruel heartless act to fake proof of a bad science theory. Wonder how the prey animals always seem to show up just at the right time to be eaten by the predator for the camera? These guys aren't going to stand around all day to get a shot. They will create them. Then viewers think they are witnessing real science instead of fake science. But, it's a buck in the pocket.

  • arclight arclight

    (in a controlled and
    well-thought out manner) and living on the good old Earth would be nice for everyone.[…]


    from this link

    so we know how the nuclear schills think of this..
    was a bit of an eye opener for me, i can tell you!

    and the BBC and UK nuclear sciences mob, like eugenics too!!
    richard wakeford and his SMALL cancer rates against the profit/loss chart..

    nice comment alex jones and seemingly true!! 🙁

  • arclight arclight

    William Shatner to attend ceremony to retire nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise
    By: The Associated Press

    Posted: 10:55 AM

    NORFOLK, Va. – Captain James T. Kirk will be on hand when the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is officially retired

    Nuclear Event in Iran on Thursday, 29 November, 2012 at 14:08 (02:08 PM) UTC.

    [NOTICE!!! This information not confirmed!] Iranian nuclear officials are being secretive about the nature of an incident in the Iranian Isfahan nuclear plant that sent many staff members to nearby hospital emergency rooms Wednesday. The head of Iran’s Medical Emergency Agency told reporters that staff members of an Isfahan Nuclear plant “have observed some symptoms.”

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    "They’re not going to kill me and my family." Oh yes they are!