Officials: Areva decides on Idaho, not N.M.

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Areva Inc. isn't building its $2 billion uranium enrichment plant near Carlsbad, local officials said Monday.

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I am not with Dave

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May 6, 2008
 
''Workforce availability'' is cited by the French company as the reason for choosing another state for their project.
Do you understand C-bad? The reason is not the QUANTITY of an available labor force..it is the QUALITY of that workforce...this,in conjunction with the area's apparent lack of pride..the trashy roads,the over-abundance of litter on the roads,the horrible impressions of abandoned buildings and junky yards as you enter the city...and let's not leave out the PRIMARY reason of all.
The overwhelming percentage of mouth-breathers that the schools puke out can barely read or write or hold on to jobs at McDonalds. I wouldn't open or re-locate a business in this town if you held a gun to my head.
crazymom

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May 7, 2008
 
Workforce doesn't have anything to do with the appearance of Carlsbad. If LES would have made their decision based on the appearance of Eunice or their workforce, they wouldn't have come there either. The way I see it is "if you build it, they will come". It's not like Eunice/Hobbs/Lovington have lots of qualified employees that Carlsbad doesn't, because they don't either. LES is bringing people to Eunice to build their plant and run it.

I will agree that there is a literacy problem though. Just last night I went to KFC and their sign out front said "Now Hireing Team Members".(Gourrey should like that) Maybe they should hire someone first that can spell.:)
Casual Observer

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May 7, 2008
 

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Maybe it is because Carlsbad has the reputation as being "a not friendly to business town" and just a bunch of GOB's.
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May 7, 2008
 
Casual Observer wrote:
Maybe it is because Carlsbad has the reputation as being "a not friendly to business town" and just a bunch of GOB's.
I have to agree to this. You are so right on the money.....
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May 7, 2008
 
I'm personally happy that we aren't getting another nuclear anything in Carlsbad. Can't we attract anything else besides the industries no one else wants?
dont like nuclear

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May 8, 2008
 

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Its a good thing when toxic industries go somewhere else.
I hear that Mayor you guys have wants to store nuclear waste above ground in your county,
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May 8, 2008
 
Are you one of those meatheads who thinks we'll be able to meet our nation's energy needs with wind and solar power?
The world is going to be more nuclear, and Carlsbad is smart to try to be part of that.
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May 8, 2008
 
I am not with Dave wrote:
''Workforce availability'' is cited by the French company as the reason for choosing another state for their project.
Do you understand C-bad? The reason is not the QUANTITY of an available labor force..it is the QUALITY of that workforce...this,in conjunction with the area's apparent lack of pride..the trashy roads,the over-abundance of litter on the roads,the horrible impressions of abandoned buildings and junky yards as you enter the city...and let's not leave out the PRIMARY reason of all.
The overwhelming percentage of mouth-breathers that the schools puke out can barely read or write or hold on to jobs at McDonalds. I wouldn't open or re-locate a business in this town if you held a gun to my head.
Wow, could not have said it better myself, throw Hobbs and Lovington in the mix, and you have a great comment. Mayor knows, maybe they could not "Work In" certain contractors, as I was asked to do many years ago before my proposals to build were shot down. Granted I would have only brought in twelve jobs, but twelve is beter then the big goose egg.(Zero for those not familiar)
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May 8, 2008
 
dont like nuclear wrote:
Its a good thing when toxic industries go somewhere else.
I hear that Mayor you guys have wants to store nuclear waste above ground in your county,
Nuclear power is SAFE, the storage and disposal of the bi-products, not so much.
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May 8, 2008
 
"Are you one of those meatheads who thinks......"

Why yes I am. Unlike those that "think" nuclear is the better alternative to wind and solar, geothermal...etc. We need to stop shortcutting the answers to our "energy needs". If the money paid to wage the war in Iraq for a month were to be put into alternative energy research and development how much closer would we be to energy independence?

Let's "think" about that!
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#11
May 8, 2008
 
Nuclear isn't a better or worse alternative to wind and solar, it's an essential part of the pie.

Just because nuclear energy sounds scary doesn't mean it is. The quicker we come to accept this reality, the quicker we can get our nation back on track.

Since: Mar 08

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May 8, 2008
 

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I wasn't surprised to read we had lost this employer.

I was speaking to a WalMart employee this week and was told that of the 17 cashiers who got drug tested, 2, yes 2! passed the drug test. That's just what we need, a zoned out, buzzed up GOB working with nuclear material.

It's bad enough with all the oilfield rigs racing around the streets, wonder how often those guys get tested? At least a WalMart cashier is unlikely to kill anyone.

Don't get me wrong, I support WIPP but until the drug problems in this community are addressed, we have no business bringing in more volatile materials.
Again with the drugs

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Could we PLEASE get beyond this "drug" conversation?!? It is inane and serves only to distract us. The info that only 2 cashiers at Wal-mart "passed" a drug test is not a surprise. What surprised me is that Wal-mart is testing employees randomly--at least it would seem so from the comments by the Wal-mart employee. Why does Wal-mart feel the need to randomly drug test it's employees? National Security? That is NOTHING MORE than an invasion of privacy. Unless there is evidence that drugs were a factor in the commission of a crime at that place of business there is NO reason that Wal-Mart should test it's employees, randomly or otherwise. I wonder how many of those cashiers were long time employees. I wonder if any of them had ever been named "employee of the month"? Do you suppose any of them had a medical permit from the State for medical use of cannabis? How many of these people were fired from their crappy, no benefits, low-paying Wal-mart jobs for something as harmless as smoking a joint in the privacy of their own home? Folks, DRUGS ARE NOT THE BIG PROBLEM!!! Drugs are only a PART of the problem. Let's work to find solutions not excuses.

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Again with the drugs wrote:
Could we PLEASE get beyond this "drug" conversation?!? It is inane and serves only to distract us. The info that only 2 cashiers at Wal-mart "passed" a drug test is not a surprise. What surprised me is that Wal-mart is testing employees randomly--at least it would seem so from the comments by the Wal-mart employee. Why does Wal-mart feel the need to randomly drug test it's employees? National Security? That is NOTHING MORE than an invasion of privacy. Unless there is evidence that drugs were a factor in the commission of a crime at that place of business there is NO reason that Wal-Mart should test it's employees, randomly or otherwise. I wonder how many of those cashiers were long time employees. I wonder if any of them had ever been named "employee of the month"? Do you suppose any of them had a medical permit from the State for medical use of cannabis? How many of these people were fired from their crappy, no benefits, low-paying Wal-mart jobs for something as harmless as smoking a joint in the privacy of their own home? Folks, DRUGS ARE NOT THE BIG PROBLEM!!! Drugs are only a PART of the problem. Let's work to find solutions not excuses.
I think we agree more than we disagree on this subject, and weed is not what I'm worried about. I am glad to see that Carlsbad is working to increase both education and treatment for Meth and alcohol. Booze does more damage than most drugs combined to families and the community. I rather see weed legalized and booze made a controlled substance, but that won't happen. Not that Barney Franks isn't trying (with Ron Paul's help) LOL

disclaimer--I don't know anything about the blogger here, just listing the article.

http://www.nolanchart.com/article3688.html
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May 8, 2008
 
Meathead wrote:
"Are you one of those meatheads who thinks......"
Why yes I am. Unlike those that "think" nuclear is the better alternative to wind and solar, geothermal...etc. We need to stop shortcutting the answers to our "energy needs". If the money paid to wage the war in Iraq for a month were to be put into alternative energy research and development how much closer would we be to energy independence?
Let's "think" about that!
I hear you, all of those are the best alternative to what we have. Nuclear is the only stop gap we have currently to handle the load until the others are developed fully. As for Meathead, I like to think I am smarter then the average bear, not by much, but enough. Our current power consumption can not be fully produced yet by wind, solar, and geothermal. Geothermal process utilize a ton of resources in metals. The corrosion that happens in the pipes as the process fluids return from down under are very caustic or can deposit a ton of vertigree in the pipes, These are replace about every two years. So that process currently is very intensive. Most people talk about energy in ROI. For Soalr systems, that could be greater then twenty years at this time. As the technology catches up, I hope that these sources can handle all of the load. The only alternative to bridge that gap, between oil and technology for the alternatives, is nuclear. I am not keen on it as you obviusly are not, but with the right oversight, like Bettis Atomic, it can be done safely. As for the disposal of all things associated,(Please do not take thsi the wrong way) I am glad it is no longer in my backyard.
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May 8, 2008
 
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I think we agree more than we disagree on this subject, and weed is not what I'm worried about. I am glad to see that Carlsbad is working to increase both education and treatment for Meth and alcohol. Booze does more damage than most drugs combined to families and the community. I rather see weed legalized and booze made a controlled substance, but that won't happen. Not that Barney Franks isn't trying (with Ron Paul's help) LOL
disclaimer--I don't know anything about the blogger here, just listing the article.
http://www.nolanchart.com/article3688.html
WyndWoman, will you marry me?

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May 8, 2008
 
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WyndWoman, will you marry me?
ROFL!! not if I have to move to IL! and I don't think my husband would approve. I think he's still of a mind to keep me around awhile longer.

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May 8, 2008
 
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ROFL!! not if I have to move to IL! and I don't think my husband would approve. I think he's still of a mind to keep me around awhile longer.
:waves:
My servers route through Ilinois for backup, I am in a much sunnier place, really close to the best weather in this hemisphere.

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May 10, 2008
 
I am not with Dave wrote:
''Workforce availability'' is cited by the French company as the reason for choosing another state for their project.
Do you understand C-bad? The reason is not the QUANTITY of an available labor force..it is the QUALITY of that workforce...this,in conjunction with the area's apparent lack of pride..the trashy roads,the over-abundance of litter on the roads,the horrible impressions of abandoned buildings and junky yards as you enter the city...and let's not leave out the PRIMARY reason of all.
The overwhelming percentage of mouth-breathers that the schools puke out can barely read or write or hold on to jobs at McDonalds. I wouldn't open or re-locate a business in this town if you held a gun to my head.
That says it all!
MesquiteThorns

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May 10, 2008
 
Everyone is forgetting the big politics that play
in these decisions. Do not forget: The Republican/Conservative era is over - finished, discredited, and humiliated. Powers-that-be in Washington are projected to change hands. I would think that dumbed-down employees would be the best kind to have around nuclear waste or nuclear processing operations. Cancers do not show up until years later. "You can eat your lunch off of one of those there canisters!" is what you hear all too often from folks around here. I am going to buy a personal Geiger counter. My thorns are starting to glow in the dark.

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