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daedalusesq146 karma

I work in the power industry and visited a nuke plant earlier this year. Prior to the tour we were given safety information we had to agree to in order to go on the tour.

This included agreeing to always use the hand rail while using stairs. Several people got yelled at by the tour guide for failing to comply. Someone even got yelled at by a security guard in full body armor carrying an assault rifle who happened to be walking by. No one failed to use the hand rail after the scary guy with the gun yelled at them.

daedalusesq4 karma

Hi. I'm the mod over at /r/grid_ops. A rather small community of grid operators, generator operators, generator repair techs, and various power system engineers. We are trying to build a community of professionals who work on power systems around the world in various capacities so we can all learn more about the worlds largest interconnected machines. We would love if you came to join us.

On the question side of things, what is the installed capacity of your wind farm? Is the capacity generally pre-purchased or do you just sell into your market?

Also, do you know what region you fall under? My gut says MISO, but I'm not great at geography outside the northeast.

daedalusesq2 karma

It's not a Christian organization because they don't operate for the advancement of Christianity or any of its sects. The organization recognizes its roots as an organization formed with religious intentions, but it has since departed from that philosophy. The stuff OP listed doesn't really make you a Christian organization even if it all fits into Christian belief, it just means your values are in parallel, which makes sense based on their roots.

It's same thing where I may be an atheist, but I was raised catholic and a lot of my understanding of morality comes from those roots. Just because I think some of the values of Catholicism are objectively good doesn't cancel out the fact I'm not Christian.

I worked at a Y for a few years, including in management for my branch. The "Christian" in the name is merely a artifact of its history. Right before I left, they rebranded as "The Y" in order to further the mental link people have between them and religion.

daedalusesq1 karma

I worked for a Y in the USA, it's barely Christian because the only officially "Christian" thing about it is the word in the name. They don't work to advance any religion and they don't discriminate in where they provide their help. They don't employ any clergy (at least in an official religious capacity, afaik) and they don't rely on religious institutions for their primary support. They do recognize their roots as a religious organization in a historical sense, but it's not considered in the operation of the organization.

It's just a member driven organization that seeks to meet the needs of their particular community. The closest thing they have to religion is building their kids programs around 4 core values: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring. While those values probably originally came from religion, they aren't taught as religious values, just practical values that help you become a positive member of society. About 5 or 6 years ago they rebranded as "The Y" to become more inclusive and shake the notion that they are a religious organization.