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  • The world needs to get ready for the next nuclear plant accident [View news story]
    Check with Argonne National Laboratory. Current nuclear plants run at less than 5% efficiency. At much greater efficiency present US consumption of uranium will supply the whole world with energy. Wise up regarding the Oil Cartel blocking nuclear research.
    Apr 5, 2014. 11:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Loan program for nuclear reactors is fizzling, uranium providers slide [View news story]
    Uranium is a fiasco. Less than 5% of the energy of the uranium is recovered in a plant, leading to the disposal problem of high level waste, and Fukushima. Where is the research? I believe that early on the oil cartel blocked research and that even now the oil cartel has a hand in limiting Iranian research into more efficient energy recovery. Meanwhile, current US uranium consumption could well power the world, and the earth will die from the CO2 of fossil fuel.
    Feb 25, 2014. 01:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Dead-Cat Bounce - A Dead-Serious Warning From Uranium [View article]
    It really irks me as an engineer that nobody ever mentions efficiency of present nuclear reactors to recover the full energy of the uranium, and funding the necessary research to achieve that end. (except perhaps Bill Gates who talks about 20 or 40 years in the future with his molten salt reactor.) With perhaps an 80% recovery instead of the present 4% recovery, current US uranium usage would fuel the entire world, and mitigate the disposal problem. ( I believe that the oil and coal lobby had a hand in stopping research a generation ago, an item mentioned on the Argonne National Research website without assigning cause.)
    Dec 30, 2013. 01:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: When Will It Crash Again? [View article]
    Lovely arguments, but the Russians and Chinese are buying down, presumably in hopes of displacing the dollar as the reserve currency. There is not enough gold to support world trade, hence the fiat money, and now just "digital money". Gold is still used as money in the East and emerging markets. History doesn't support your arguments, and soon enough the rest of the world will wise up as the Chinese and Russians have, about fiat money, and there is the further argument about physical gold being hoarded. My guess is that inflation is coming and that tangible assets including gold will rise in value. (Central banks will probably unload gold at strategic times to deflate the price of gold and to support fiat money until it doesn't work any more. Major metal producers know they over did it and are correcting now, such as iron ore and copper.)
    Oct 29, 2013. 03:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Canary Among The Coal Miners? [View article]
    You are probably right. I, personally, am disgusted that more research into nuclear energy wasn't done in earlier years, offering environmentally clean electricity, where present reactors recover less than 5% of the uranium energy, and the waste has to be dealt with. Perhaps there is hope in the molten salt reactor or the small nuclear reactors under development. (Maybe we should thank the coal and oil lobbies for destroying the earth; I contribute myself with my fireplace and 10mpg truck.)
    Oct 26, 2013. 06:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fonzie Or Ponzi? One Theory On The Limits To Government Debt [View article]
    Great Work!
    Oct 22, 2013. 11:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Magpies Of India: How The Cash For Gold Market Came To Dominate The World's Oldest Democracy [View article]
    Agree, just look at history, and with world population increasing demand for gold will only increase. Russia and China are increasing reserves, likely hoping to supplant the US Dollar as the reserve currency.
    Oct 22, 2013. 09:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Gold Imports Continue To Impress [View article]
    It is pretty obvious that the Chinese (and the Russians) are shooting for the role of power via their currencies being the standards instead of the dollar. The argument that gold just sits there instead of appreciating like an investment doesn't coincide with history which shows that countries rose in power and influence with gold holdings. In history, problems arose with balance-of-payments deficits and printing presses didn't cut it. We seem to have lost the trail. The mining of gold takes energy, some from 3 miles deep; this can be likened to potential energy in physics, with the gold holding the value of those efforts. We'll see what happens but I believe Paulson was right, but with governments skewing the timing. (Thumbs on the scales.)
    Oct 8, 2013. 12:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Last Chance To Buy Cheap Gold Mining Stocks Before They Double In 2014? [View article]
    Somebody should ask why Russia continues to buy gold now. Perhaps they intend to displace the dollar with the ruble as the world currency standard, with the attending advantages.
    Oct 6, 2013. 11:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Russian Nukes Will No Longer Pack Power: A Case For Uranium Energy Corp. [View article]
    Some insider owns 5.16 million shares. Adnani appears to have exercised options at 33cents and selling modest amounts at the present low market price. He claims that his family has large holdings which could be the 5,16 million shares. It looks bad for a CEO to be constantly selling, though there are institutional holders who must be following this action and continue to hold.
    Aug 30, 2013. 09:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Terrorism Attack On Areva Uranium Mine Raises Security Of Supply Concerns [View article]
    The article and comments are a wonderful contribution. I'm looking at WPRT, engines for trucks, where presently natural gas is said to produce 6 times the equivalent energy at par with diesel, with plentiful supply and savings going directly to the bottom line of truckers.............a... with natural gas export, LNG, CHK, Shell, and the like, affecting domestic supply......and the idle gas drilling rigs......meanwhile no leadership from the Administration or Congress on policy. (We saw how Allan Greenspan's "self-directed free market approach" almost destroyed banking with the end still not in sight.)

    In the meantime Bill Gates is developing a process that will supply the domestic energy needs for 600 years out of spent nuclear fuel, not to mention thorium. Ultimately this will put many mines out of business.

    Westinghouse just made a deal with the Chinese regarding Small Nuclear Reactors, which can be "factory" made and shipped by rail, and grouped for larger outputs.

    Then there is the salt reactor, under development said to recover 95% of the energy of uranium rather than than the 5% currently obtained. The increase in efficiency will ultimately threaten miners.

    Now science emergence that says the CO2 effect is minor compared with sunspot activity and that the earth is cooling. NO2 is said to have 16 times the warming effect of CO2, and then there is pollution from coal, and acid rain.

    There is the endless proselyting from the oil and coal lobby...........


    Don't despair; the Market is the ultimate resolution of all the forces, so at any point in time the summation of conjecture is immediately at hand.
    May 31, 2013. 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sell-Off In Gold Has Become Plain Silly [View article]
    Right, so why does the Government bother to keep the stuff at Fort Knox? If money was printed on different paper (from trees) it could be used for asswipe. Gold leaf? Hardly.
    May 27, 2013. 11:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Federal Law, Exports And Subsidies: Natural Gas And The Commerical Trucking Industry [View article]
    Don't underestimate how much mud Icahn can throw at Congress, also the governors support natural gas.
    Apr 8, 2013. 09:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Federal Law, Exports And Subsidies: Natural Gas And The Commerical Trucking Industry [View article]
    Nano technology may provide a more efficient storage mechanism. See what Argonne National Lab is doing.
    Apr 8, 2013. 09:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chart Industries' CEO Discusses Q4 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    The report looks very favorable; now, if only WPRT could do as well with the engines.
    Mar 1, 2013. 03:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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