Stensil Draws Another Blank

22 Jul

So Ryan, the resident klepto and general crack whore over at Keep Your Coins sent me an article today written by one of State of Affair’s favourite people, Shawn Patrick Stensil.

Written as a CANDU hit piece over at Toronto Sun (a very high brow newspaper, I might add), he drones on about how the “Nuclear Vampire” is dead and we should blah, blah, blah.


Just to recap, a few months ago I wrote a post about Greenpeace being all talk with no action, which prompted Stensil to write me back explaining that Greenpeace does have a plan, I just wasn’t looking hard enough for it. Well, I spent some time looking for it, and clicked on his links- they’ve got a plan, it’s just incredibly vague and unrealistic.

So here we are, a little more than 3 months later. There have been some cost issues, the AECL’s future is a little dicy right now, and McGuinty is asking the federal government with some help to fund the plan. So of course Stensil has to come out of the wood work and slam his envirofascist agenda down our throats.

green swastika

Shawn, I just want to correct you on some things:

1) Regardless of whether or not the AECL is sold off, it is currently a Canadian owned company and should be treated as such. You’re writing it off before it’s gone. Just remember who works for them and who’s jobs are on at stake if a foreign company gets the contracts. McGuinty is going nuclear, whether you like it or not. It’s just a matter of who he’s giving the cash to.

2) “Why should taxpayers from Nunavut to Newfoundland help buy Ontario an overpriced reactor we don’t need?” Hmmm, maybe it something to do with the fact that we have half of the population and make a majority of the money. It’s not like these reactors won’t be able to pay themselves back eventually.

3) You’re comparing CANDU to Chernobyl. Seriously? That’s like suing Ford because your kid was killed by a drunk guy in an Explorer. Dude, we get that you’re not into nuclear, but be honest about it. I thought Canada got over propaganda tactics when we told our soldiers Germans were killing babies in Holland during World War 1.

4) “Renewables generated as much electricity in Germany last year as all of Ontario’s nuclear stations.” Holy crap! Germany has 50% of their energy coming from renewables?? That would be awesome if it were actually true. I did a quick search and found out that it wasn’t even close. It’s more like 15%. Nice try dude. Your whole argument hinges on the fact that other countries are doing this and it’s working. Meanwhile, they aren’t even near what can be considered sustainable. Like I said before, your plan hasn’t been tested on a large scale.


Shawn, I’m with ya buddy. I’d love to see a world where there was no poverty and we all traveled in tubes. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a Star Trek universe, and we probably won’t be until some cracked out Watchman decides to unify the planet.

Renewables are cool, but they are not a permanent solution. Why aren’t you guys using your t-shirt money to fund things like Zero Point technology? If we were able to get that off the ground, our troubles would be over.

Here’s a video for you to watch. Let me know what you think of it:

3 Responses to “Stensil Draws Another Blank”

  1. sb July 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM #

    We “Candu” it!

  2. blissfully unaware July 23, 2009 at 1:00 PM #

    HAHAHAH nice rebuttle on Stensil and his eco -guilt green-piece of … ideals. This ‘overpriced’ reactor he speaks of, is that the one that we subsidize with feed in tariffs, the one that only produces energy at 20% its capacity. No no no no sorry that’s wind technology, I forgot. Also if we are going to be coal free by 2014, we will need new base-load sources. Wind isn’t going to cut it. Nuclear is the only viable solution for Ontario’s energy needs at the moment. Unless we can create more blowhards.

  3. John Buckley October 29, 2010 at 1:49 PM #

    Ummm…way to invoke Godwin’s Law in less than 200 words. Critique fail.

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