DEVELOPING THORIUM AS THE GREEN ENERGY SOURCE

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DEVELOPING THORIUM AS THE GREEN ENERGY SOURCE

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We take great pride in our Six-Degrees-Of-Separation E-mail campaigns to America's decision makers such as President Obama which, with only a few computer keyboard key strokes, can be sent by each of our members (1) to the decision maker, and (2) to all of the member's friends and acquaintances requesting them to do the same in an unending chain.

Accordingly, we also take great pride that each of our recommendations has been approved unanimously at one of our meetings or, at most, received only one dissent (in which case we say there was a "consensus" rather than "unanimity").

The salient reasons for developing thorium as the green energy for the future are contained in the recommended E-mail to President Obama that appears below.

Additional information is available at www.ReadingLiberally-SaltLake.org in connection with our meetings of 10/10/2012 and 9/11/2013.

If you agree with the recommended E-mail to President Obama that appears below, please --

(1) send the already-prepared e-mail to President Obama at http://www.whitehouse.gov > “Contact Us” (upper right corner of first screen) > Submit Comments Online (from the menu half-way down the right side of the next screen) -- which will require (A) inputting your name, an e-mail address and a ZIP code, (B) selecting from the pull-down "subject" menu "Energy" under "I Have A Policy Comment," and (C) pasting into the box provided the message to President Obama that appears below. [It is also recommended that you select a salutation = "Dr." from the pull-down menu before your first name and that you check the box at the end for "Contact me - a response is requested" -- both suggestions in order to maximize the chances that the message will actually be read.]

(2) send to all your friends and acquaintances an already-prepared e-mail that comprises everything below the set of asterisks that follows this paragraph -- so that, through no more than six degrees of separation to 100% of the American population, we reach everyone in a cascading chain.


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To: All of your friends and acquaintances

Subj: CALL TO ACTION -- "SIX-DEGREES-OF-SEPARATION" E-MAIL CAMPAIGN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THORIUM AS THE GREEN ENERGY FOR THE FUTURE

Dear Friends,

I have been requested to participate in the referenced "call to action" and request that you participate as well.

The campaign is based on the fact that there are NO MORE THAN SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION between us and 100% of the American electorate.

And that, on important occasions, we can send to all of our friends and acquaintances an already-prepared e-mail (1) for them to send to America's decision maker(s) to influence governmental policy, and (2) for them to send to all of their friends and acquaintances to do the same in an unending chain.

The salient reasons for the campaign are contained in the already-prepared e-mail to President Obama that appears below. Additional information is available on www.ReadingLiberally-SaltLake.org in connection with the meetings of 10/10/2012 and 9/11/2013.

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If you agree with the proposal, please –

(1) hit your e-mail forward button and put the e-mail addresses of all your friends and acquaintances into the address section so that, through no more than six degrees of separation to 100% of the American population, we reach everyone in a cascading chain.

(2) send the already-prepared e-mail to President Obama at http://www.whitehouse.gov > “Contact Us” (upper right corner of first screen) > Submit Comments Online (from the menu half-way down the right side of the next screen) -- which will require (A) inputting your name, an e-mail address and a ZIP code, (B) selecting from the pull-down "subject" menu "Energy" under "I Have A Policy Comment," and (C) pasting into the box provided the message to President Obama that appears below. [It is also recommended that you select a salutation = "Dr." from the pull-down menu before your first name and that you check the box at the end for "Contact me - a response is requested" -- both suggestions in order to maximize the chances that the message will actually be read.]

NB: The http://www.whitehouse.gov e-mail form requests messages be limited to 2,500 characters. The following message is 2,482 characters including spaces and will be accepted by the e-mail form with cut-and-pasting.


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Liquid-Floride-Thorium Reactor Development

President Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President:

For the sake of solving global warming with an abundant clean-fuel source that is cheaper than every alternative so that all of the world’s nations will adopt it if for no other reason than self interest, ending U.S. dependence on fossil fuels, ending the political dependence of the U.S. and its allies on Middle East oil-producing countries, and solving the U.S. international balance of payments deficit, I implore you to support the development of Liquid Floride Thorium Reactors (“LFTR’s”).

I am connected with an 8-year-old politically-oriented monthly reading group whose unanimous decision to implore you to support LFTR development was taken, inter alia, by (1) a recipient of a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the Univ. of Tennessee-Oak Ridge during the 1960’s when the Oak Ridge National Nuclear-Research Laboratory successfully operated at full power for 1.5 years a LFTR prototype, (2) the Research Director of the Radiology Dept. of the Univ. of Utah School of Medicine, (3) the Asst. Utah Attorney General for the Environment, and (4) two retired Univ. of Utah Biology Professors.

In addition to having no greenhouse-gas emissions, (1) LFTR’s require minimal containment chambers because meltdowns are physically impossible since LFTR’s operate near atmospheric pressure, (2) LFTR’s do not require elaborate cooling systems because they operate well below the boiling point of molten salt and can be passively cooled, (3) thorium has such an incredibly-high “burn-up” that there is virtually no long-lived radioactive waste, and (4) thorium is so stable that it is impossible to make a nuclear weapon from thorium which is why the U.S. turned to uranium and plutonium instead of thorium.

However the key advantage is cost since, among other things, thorium is so plentiful in virtually every nation on earth (indeed, virtually every “sand” beach in India is thorium).

Accordingly, every nation on earth will switch to LFTR’s because their cost is so much lower than any other energy source including fossil fuels and it will not be necessary, for example, to invade China militarily to prevent it from bringing on line one monster-size coal-fired electric plant every day.

In addition to all of the other advantages of LFTR’s, they would also solve the problem of carbonic acidification which is the greatest threat to our oceans and their marine life.

Thank you for your consideration.

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