Nuclear-funded Obama on Nuclear-sponsored Daily Show: Nuclear forgotten as component in energy future — Oil, gas, wind, solar all mentioned… same as at debates (VIDEO)

Published: October 19th, 2012 at 10:18 am ET


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Presidential Debate, October 16, 2012:

President Barack Obama: We’ve got to control our own energy. Now, not only oil and natural gas, which we’ve been investing in; but also, we’ve got to make sure we’re building the energy source of the future, not just thinking about next year, but ten years from now, 20 years from now. That’s why we’ve invested in solar and wind and biofuels, energy efficient cars.

Daily Show with Jon Stewart, October 18, 2012:

At 10:45 in

President Barack Obama: We need to make sure that we’re developing oil and gas, but also solar and wind.

Watch the video here

Published: October 19th, 2012 at 10:18 am ET


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40 comments to Nuclear-funded Obama on Nuclear-sponsored Daily Show: Nuclear forgotten as component in energy future — Oil, gas, wind, solar all mentioned… same as at debates (VIDEO)

  • arclight arclight

    Emmy award-winning Jon Stewart takes a satirical, irreverent look at the news, trends, pop culture, sports and entertainment, featuring news footage mixed with on-the-spot coverage
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    3 videos, no metion of nuclear…. in the uk… just saying…

    his last words were "hit the poles"
    this is a problem in europe as the "poles" or polish dont like being hit!!
    just saying…

    hope it was a very special election usa message about getting rid of manky nuclear reactors and looking for alternatives to chemo..

    its really wierd watching the main stream.. heavily censored in the UK against nuclear.. in fact to fall into line with UK policy i will not mention the word nuclear either

    ps sorry dave cameron but i dint get the memo!! in fact no one outside the media did!!
    just saying…

    now wheres my book… ahh… "goebbels and how to make it big in the city"…. 🙂


    "I feel so much better now!" he exclaims, upon retrieving the jagged bone from his throat…

  • Mack Mack

    This article from a uranium-investing website gives a summary of each candidate and nuclear energy:

    *** OBAMA

    "The freeze on new reactor approvals hasn’t stopped the Obama administration from pushing forward on nuclear energy research and development. In late September, the US Department of Energy announced $13 million in funding for university-led nuclear innovation projects under the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP). "The awards … build upon the Obama Administration’s broader efforts to promote a sustainable nuclear industry in the U.S. and cultivate the next generation of scientists and engineers," the DOE press release states. The funding was awarded to research groups at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Tennessee."

    *** ROMNEY

    "Romney has said he would simplify the current lengthy Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing process to fast track the approval of new reactors with approved design or near-existing facilities, thereby allowing projects to be completed in under two years. “By instating shorter approval times and addressing other nuclear power industry problems, Romney’s plans are expected to lead to a more rapid expansion for this industry than is projected under Obama’s policies,” the IBISWorld report states."

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Shhhhhh! The really offensive 'N' word will not be used in this election cycle unless it helps kill Syrians and Iranians.

    When the unfortunate citizens of those countries are 1) dead or 2) forced to buy Toshiba/Westinghouse/Wal*mart supplied reactors, the really offensive 'N' word will once again be permitted for approved uses: DNA remediation, mass thyroidectomies and ocean disinfection.

  • michellemamarn

    Anybody old enough to remember Jimmy Carter actually did have solar panels installed at the White House? Then one of the Bushes (Sr., I think) took them down. Weasels. When the Bloomberg article first appeared, I posted info from this website on his FB page. Time to do it again…please, join me. The only thing worse than getting screwed is to keep a smile on your face throughout.

    • nohobear nohobear

      You've got it half right. It was Ronald Raygun who took the solar panels off the white house and gutted the energy conservation and alternative energy measures that the Carter administration had started. The country lurched to the right, away from federal funding of alternative energy sources, and embraced more fossil fuels, gas guzzlers, and drilling.

      • Mack Mack

        Yet Ronald Reagan was completely against nuclear weapons:

        "We seek the total elimination one day of nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth." — Ronald Reagan, Inaugural Address, 1985"

        "It is my fervent goal and hope… that we will someday no longer have to rely on nuclear weapons to deter aggression and assure world peace."

        "For the eight years I was president I never let my dream of a nuclear-free world fade from my mind."

        • omniversling

          Raygun against nukes? Why? Because in the vision of his handlers they were to be superceded, therefore obsolete. 'His' pet project was StarWars (Strategic Defence Initiative). Thought it was binned? No. Now reaching the end of it's development and test phase.

          Ionosheric 'missile shield' was to be achieved by bulging the ionosphere so ICBMs would 'bounce off' whilst attempting re-entry to earth's atmosphere. Ionospheric bulging achieved by heating plasma patches in the ionosphere. That was the justification. Rubbish, but that's HAARP (or part of it).

          The other active part of 'StarWars' is non-projectile weapons. That is energy weapons, that no longer fire 'solid things' ie bullets or missiles with nuclear warheads (now obsolete). Search Direct Energy Weapons.

          Possible first known use in war? See the massive holes punched through buildings 5 & 6 in aerial shots of the WTC site. ( Ask yourself what caused that, and the incineration, or part incineration (and melting) of over 300 vehicles parked around the site. It was not jetfuel. The country that controls the weaponisation of space first, rules the world.


          Relevance to topic? (cont below)

          • omniversling


            Think 'magic trick'. Think 'distraction'. Think, how are we 'directed' to look away from the real topic. We are drip fed a kind of dominant narrative by gov and media, that HIDES, VOIDS and DENIES the real agenda.

            Reason most of us are here? We are here searching for an alternative, more truthful truth..


      • CBuck CBuck

        I'm not bashing one party or another. They both are lackluster, but look at the money wasted here that could have made such a difference.

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Reagan did that on his first day in office with the cameras rolling. A little like "tear down this wall" moment.

  • michellemamarn

    Excuse me, I meant to say Jon Stewart's Facabook page…

  • michellemamarn

    Here's my post- NO mention of the ongoing nuclear disaster when the President came to visit? I used to LOVE this show… first you took nuclear $$$ to become a shill for them, now this. I continue to be disappointed.
    Posted at The Daily Show- we'll see if it makes it past censors to the page. I am all for becoming an irritant to MSM.

  • Mack Mack

    "Japan should restart nuclear power plants, said DOE's NERAC member"

    "William Martin, who assumed Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) during the Ronald Reagan administration and is now a member of DOE's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NERAC) in the Barack Obama administration, had an interview with Denki Shimbun. He said, "Japan should restart nuclear power plants after implementing firm safety measures and regaining public confidence in part to stabilize global fossil fuel prices." "

  • Sickputer

    They will NEVER regain public confidence in Japan. And they are going to have about ten million nails sticking out to hammer down.

    They can reopen the plants…that's the kind of public policy fascists do best. But the economy of Japan is going to fall eventually from the nuclear effects of ONE nuclear plant. So reopen all of them and have another deal an extinction blow. See how fast the nucleocrats hope on a plane to points south.

    You do know Tepco evacuated all of the Fukushima Daiichi worker families living nearby the plant in the first 48 hours? Nobody else got such first rate service.

    • Mack Mack

      Hi SP – "regaining public confidence" and "regaining public trust" are their mantras.

      We heard the same thing from NRC Commish Magwood a few weeks ago.

      Guess they don't understand you can't trust something that isn't trustworthy.

      But one thing I noticed whle reading tons of articles is this —>

      The peaceful anti-nuclear rallies around Japan are really affecting the folks in charge.


      They're surprised that people are so vocally protesting nuclear energy.

      Also, notice in the article he says one of the reasons they want to re-start reactors in Japan is "to stabilize global fossil fuel prices."

      The concern is for "fossil fuel prices."


    • Anthony Anthony

      Japan CAN`T AFFORD another nuclear accident.

  • kalidances

    @Sickputer they have already shown their loyalties are to money and not the people:

    "Japan will not join an initiative led by 16 countries at the United Nations to make atomic weapons illegal, out of concern it would affect Tokyo's security arrangement under the U.S. nuclear umbrella, government sources said Thursday.

    The 16 nations drafted a statement for submission to the First Committee of the U.N. General Assembly that calls on all states to "intensify their efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons and achieve a world free of nuclear weapons," and asked Japan to endorse it earlier this week.

    The 16 countries include Austria, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Holy See, Egypt, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa and Switzerland".

  • Sickputer

    Yeah.. Pair up the military re-emergence of China's most hated historical enemy (Japan) with the US, throw in South Korea, and what do you get? Another dumb Cold War stalemate.

    The US is on a one way road to nuclear Armageddon by intimidating the Chinese into spending more and more on weapons. The nucleocrats always prefer guns instead of butter. More profit.

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    And, US voters, please remember that Obama didn't exactly back his own appointee, Head of the NRC making waves and changes Gregory Jaczko who made a crack of light against the institutional refusal to question the safety of reactors. He appointed Allison MacFarlane, who thinks that the Yucca Mountain site is a bad idea, too, for geological reasons, but, sees nuclear as a definite part of the US energy mix. And recall that the NRC is now moving ahead to recommission aged reactors for 80 more years. That's in line with Obama's thinking. Obama is just not talking nuclear because he's trying very hard to appeal to the lefties he abandoned long ago once he had their vote. He reappointed Christine Svinicki, one of the most pronukers on the commission. Politics, politics, politics. Jon Stewart gave Obama a pass on the nuclear question because he's pronuclear and because Jon knows the lefties are not.


      spot-on Vic. This is also the same administration that's perpetrated a complete blackout of MSM reporting and public monitoring of Fuku-contaminants within our environment. I'm not naive enough to think that an individual can stand-against the-powers-that-be and come out unscathed. And unless you're ready to take a bullet for the people you'd pretend to serve, don't think you'll have my sympathy…or vote…

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      I was temporarily "hypnotized" by the thoughts of "perhaps Obama's omission of nuclear from alternate energy discussion might signal a major policy shift away from this failed technolgy??!! Thank you for reminding me of what I knew but allowed myself to possibly be swayed into casting my vote based on a pipe dream that ain't gonna happen! Now I'm struggling with "to vote,or not to vote",again….I mean what's the point??They're both full of shit!! Maybe Obama is "struggling" with this issue privately and at least might reach a point in his 2nd term where he will have already fleeced Big Nuke for his nuclear-funded nestegg for all they're deep pockets are worth,and then he'll turn on them instead of the public and balance out his record by choosing to change his administration's legacy to include acting with "honor and morality" to initiate the changes needed to truly "fix" what's wrong with the world starting with what should be the "main" issue & threat facing humanity by focusing everything it will take to stabilize and "speed up" efforts to contain the catastrophe & stop the waves of radioactive crap while shifting scientific efforts from developing new,untried and equally risky reactor facility designing to the training of govt. funded universities nuclear programs students to issues related to dealing with Fukushima,etc. and new cleanup & remediation technologies that will ensure their employment prospects in their chosen field will be…

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      But Romney is even worse, much worse and once again it's throw away your vote for the Green Party or make a choice between the lesser of two evils which Obama wins hands down. And such is the world of our current political choices.

  • arclight arclight

    not on you tune yet?

    found this though.. another uk censored bit.. was this bit banned in the usa?

    On Thursday, the Times published an interview alleged to have recently occurred between one of their reporters and Ahmed Abu Khattala, described to the paper by both witnesses and Libyan authorities as a ring-leader of the September 11, 2012 assault.
    When Pres. Obama told Stewart that he is still very serious about hunting down any persons with a part in the attack, the Times had already conducted a sit-down with the suspected terrorist at a “crowded luxury hotel” in Benghazi, where the paper described Khattala as nonplussed and anything but concerned about repercussions from the White House. The Libyan national Army assumingly in cahoots with the Obama administration was a “chicken,” Khattala said, and US politicians were “playing with the emotions of the American people” and “using the consulate attack just to gather votes for their elections.”
    “Suspect in Libya Attack, in Plain Sight, Scoffs at U.S.,” the Times headline reads.


  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Voting is important. I would love to have some representation in my government. Unfortunately, I live in the United States.

  • arclight arclight

    US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier cruise through disputed seas

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) – America has sent a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on a cruise through the South China Sea, projecting its power in waters that are fast becoming a focal point of its strategic rivalry with Beijing.

    The USS George Washington's mission could raise hackles in China, which is locked in disputes with Vietnam, the Philippines and other governments over ownership of islands in the region.

    The United States is building economic and military alliances with the smaller nations, which are grateful for American support as a hedge against China's growing economic and naval power.

    On Friday, China held naval exercises in the East China Sea, where it is engaged in a dispute with US ally Japan over the ownership of other islands.

    man of peace
    man of solar
    man of bullshit

    • arclight arclight

      no economic sanctions on china then

      man with no backbone..
      man with no money (cepting some still wet fiat money)

  • arclight arclight

    Nuclear forgotten as component in energy future (but ok for fighting with)

    he didnt really say that?


  • arclight arclight

    has john stewart done a comedy sketch on this young american girl/terrorist…

    sort it out obama!!

    McCarthyism -Activist, Leah-Lynn Plante – Jailed for staying silent! (Video plea)
    Source of Article Disclose TV

    October 12, 2012 –

    “Today is October 10th, 2012, and I am ready to go to prison,”

    “The arbitrary issuing of subpoenas to activists and pressuring them to divulge information about others in secret proceedings extends to arresting them when they decide to resist,”

    free the children!!

  • arclight arclight

    and as the uk has censored obama
    here is some more censorship and cover up from the uk

    Mobile Phone research cover up in the UK -Italian court finds cancer link -Concern for children

  • Mack Mack

    "President Obama is plowing ahead with plans to make plutonium fuel rods for power reactors that no power company wants to buy."

    From this article:

    "The Federal Government's $10 Billion Plutonium Boondoggle"

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Underneath everything, it is all a matter of consciousness… or the lack of it.

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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Jon Stewart has made an 'about face'..from the early days of the revolution.
    I say.. he has been muscled.. and offered a deal he could not refuse.