[Buddha-l] Looking for a source

Richard Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Wed Apr 30 14:29:24 MDT 2008

On Wednesday 30 April 2008 12:40, jkirk wrote:

> When the nuke industry gets through inundating New Mexico with
> nuclear power plant extravangazas, thanks to their Governor among
> others, the bean growers won't be all that happy in their kotis.

Why not? Nuclear radiation might help the farmers grow pinto beans the size of 
cows. It's worth a try, eh?

But not to worry. The anti-nuclear lobby in New Mexico is tirelessly working 
to make New Mexicans see that it may not be a good idea to continue storing 
more than 2500 nuclear warheads within the Albuquerque city limits, or 
anywhere else within the state, or anywhere else within the country, or the 
world. This is an issue on which Mennonites, Quakers, Congregationalists, 
Unitarians, Catholic peace groups, many Buddhist outfits, several synagogues 
and mosques, some Hindu temples, some Sikh organizations, a whole bunch of 
atheists, and veterans for peace are uniting their energies. There are times 
when I think the only people who want to see nuclear weapons remain in New 
Mexico are Texicans and Idajanos (or whatever citizens of Idaho are called). 

I fully expect to see New Mexico completely free of nuclear weapons and 
nuclear waste dumps within ten years after the end of the universe.

Richard P. Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico

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