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This is where I write my thoughts, feelings and my daily trials, tribulations and happy things
|* Do you think teachers, police, and fire department personnel are adequately compensated for their jobs and why? If not, how would you suggest increasing their compensation (e.g. increase taxes to use for them, or ??)?
It’s not a matter of if we should pay them more, it’s imperative we do. The police force in Western Australia is depleting rapidly. There have been a record number of resignations over this last year. And who could be surprised? Violence is on the increase, a young policeman can have no expectations of coming home for dinner after his or her shift.
Respect for authority is at an all time low. Police, teachers, nurses were once looked up to, but now they are abused on a daily occurrence. I have no idea why anyone would actually sign up to these professions even if they attracted a high remuneration.
But in fact they are poorly paid jobs taking into account the dangers involved.
I think governments must pay more money to attract the type of people who are willing to be there in an emergency. Paramedics are routinely attacked when attending a call out. Drugged up patients off their heads scream abuse at the very people they’re trying to save their lives.
I’m all in favour of paying a levy on my drivers license each year to ensure these angels of mercy get the remuneration they deserve.
|With advances in technology and construction, should generating electricity start employing nuclear energy again?
I don’t believe this will ever happen. That technology is declining gently into oblivion, a golden age which is long over.
Commissioning of new nuclear power plants peaked in 1984. The cost of building new plants is prohibitive. Electricity generated by nuclear has come down from a maximum of 18% in 1996 to barely 10% now. While the increase in electricity generation from renewables, solar, wind, geothermal based energy has constantly risen to around 38% now.
Nuclear simply can’t compete economically.
Tensions arising from the war in the Ukrainian and Russia’s attack on Zaporizhzhya’s Nuclear Plant last year exposed the dangers and risk to a world where attacks are likely as a form of warfare.
Nuclear power plants need to be constructed where the high requirements for water to cool can be met. Yet there are concerns about constructing near rivers and lakes as these sources are all ready in high demand for drinking, agriculture and other high priority uses.
So no I don’t imagine a world run on nuclear energy.
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