Is PAP, for, or against Nuclear power?

Posted: March 14, 2011 by fievel in Labels: ,
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I'm back to the blogosphere.

I'm back because the Japan earthquake prodded me to think of bringing up a topic for bargaining between the ruling party and the people of Singapore before the upcoming election.
I thought of writing in to the Straits Times, but I suspect my letter won't be the lucky one that gets published.

I believe a question needs to be answered by PAP, if not by PM Lee Hsien Loong himself, then at least some other shining star in the parliament.

Question: Is PAP, for, or against Nuclear power?

Because I know many of us are against it. And I know there will be a large group of Singaporeans who will want to know PAP's stand, whether it is a definitive yes or no, or a non-committal yes/no; Even if PM Lee maintains that it is but 'an option for us to study', I believe that alone is enough of a statement to swing my vote. What about you?





I refer to PM Lee's announcement a couple of months ago...on Asiaone.

IT MAY be a long time before any decision is taken on nuclear energy but Singapore should ready itself to do so, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.
He said that preparations would give the country the ability to exercise such an option should this become necessary and feasible one day.
Mr Lee was delivering the Singapore Energy Lecture for the first time at the Suntec Ballroom where he referred to nuclear energy as an "important part of the solution to mankind's energy problems".
The lecture was held as part of the annual Singapore International Energy Week.
He was speaking to an audience of about 800 people made up of businessmen, industry experts and government officials.
Mr Lee said that several countries in South-east Asia have expressed their intention to build nuclear power plants - a challenge which will be faced even more by developing countries than developed ones.
For Singapore, he raised concerns such as safety due to the country's small size, which stretches about 40km from east to west.
He said: "It's very difficult to put it (a nuclear power plant) very far from population because nobody in Singapore is far from population.
"Yet we cannot afford to dismiss the option of nuclear energy altogether."
As part of building up its capabilities, Singapore should keep up with new developments and learn from the experiences of other countries.
The country should also get in touch with experts in the field of nuclear energy and train a few of its own experts in the field.
He added: "Then we can critically assess developments in nuclear technology and decide on the feasibility of nuclear-power deployment one day in the future."
When he called for questions from the floor, Mr Lee was asked if it would happen during his time in office.
He replied: "I would say possibly during my lifetime."
Earlier on, he said that Singapore, which he referred to as "an alternative energy-disadvantaged country", is readying itself for a future world which will be fossil fuel-constrained and carbon- constrained.
He said that the country would have to put a price on carbon if a global agreement to curb carbon emissions is reached.
This additional charge - which all businesses and consumers must pay - will reflect the social costs of carbon emissions and is needed to induce consumers to change their behaviour.
Mr Lee did not specify whether it would come in the form of a carbon tax or cap-and-trade scheme.
sujint@sph.com.sg

Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley (a fitting goodbye post)

Posted: July 15, 2010 by fievel in Labels:
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Last Post.

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This will be the last post of this blog. Thank you for reading my thoughts.

Thinking about tomorrow

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Tired but I ain't sleeping
Thinking about some sad affair
And why i should be leaving cos some of these thoughts
Only seem to take me outta here
These habits are so hard to break and they're so easy to make
These habits are so hard to break and they're so easy to make

Thinking about tomorrow tired form all the time I spare
On what I still believe in
When none of my talk ever seems to get me anywhere
These habits are so hard to break and they're so easy to make
These habits are so hard to break and they're so easy to make

So long bye my friend so long
So long will it ever happen again
You know that I've been waiting for you
I've been creating for you so long
You know the light ain't fading form you
Nothing could save me form you, so long

Tired but I ain't dreaming falling into solid air
And why I must be leaving or one of these days
I'm gonna pull out all my hair
These habits are so hard to break and they're so easy to make
These habits are so hard to break and they're so easy to make
So long, bye my friend so long so long will it ever happen again
You know that I've been waiting for you
I've been creating for you so long
You know the light ain't fading from you
Nothing could save me form you so long 

I may know the words

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I may know the word 
but not say it 
I may know the truth 
but not face it 
I may hear a sound 
a whisper sacred and profound 
but turn my head 
indifferent 

I may know the word 
but not say it 
I may love the fruit 
but not taste it 
I may know the way 
to comfort and to soothe 
a worried face 
but fold my hands 
indifferent 

If I'm on my knees 
I'm begging now 
if I'm on my knees 
groping in the dark 
I'd be praying for deliverance 
from the night into day 

but it's all grey here 
it's all grey to me 

I may know the word 
but not say it 
this may be the time 
but I might waste it 
this may be the hour 
something move me 
someone prove me wrong 
before the night comes 
with indifference 

if I'm on my knees 
I'm begging now 
if I'm on my knees 
groping in the dark 
I'd be praying for deliverance 
from the night into the day 

but it's all grey here 
but it's all grey to me 

I recognize the walls inside me 
I recognize them all 
I've paced between them 
chasing demons down 
until they fall 
in fitful sleep 
enough to keep their strength 
enough to crawl 
into my head 
with tangled threads 
they riddle me to solve 

again and again and again 

That's just what you are

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In our endeavor 
We are never seeing eye to eye 
No guts to surface 
So forever may we wave goodbye 
And you're always telling me
That it's my turn to move 
When I wonder what could make the needle jump the groove 
I won't fall for the oldest trick in the book 
So don't sit there and think 
You're off of the hook 
By saying there is no use changing 
Cause that's just what you are 
That's just what you are 
Acting steady 
Always ready to defend your fears 
What's the matter with the truth 
Did I offend your ears 
By suggesting that a change might be a thing to try 
It would kill you just to try and be a nicer guy 
Its not like you would lose 
Some critical piece 
If somehow you moved point A to point B 
Maintaining there is no point changing 
Cause that's just what you are 
That's just what you are 
Now I could talk to you till I'm blue in the face 
But we'd still would arrive the very same place 
With you running around 
And me out of the race
So maybe you're right 
Nobody can take 
Something older then time 
And hope you could make it better 
That would be a mistake 
So take it just so far 
Cause that's just what you are 
That's just what you are 
That's just what you are 
Acting steady 
Always ready to defend your fears 
(That's just what you are) 
What's the matter with the truth 
Did I offend your ears 
(That's just what you are) 
Sleepwalking man, it's a danger to wake you 
(That's just what you are) 
Even when it is apparent where your actions will take you 
(That's just what you are) 
And that's just what you are 
And that's just what you are 
That's just what you are

SO RAISE A GLASS TO MEND ALL THE BROKEN HEARTS OF ALL MY WRECKED UP FRIENDS

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