Author Topic: Blot on the landscape  (Read 3100 times)

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Re: Blot on the landscape
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2011, 06:56:26 AM »
Saw a bumper sticker on a old pickup the other day:  "If you don't grow it, you mine it."

http://www.mii.org/teachercom.html 
A good website for those who want to learn more about mining (history, necessity, impact, environment, etc.) 
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Re: Blot on the landscape
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2011, 07:43:55 AM »
I like rooftop solar. I have a dream that every horizontal or semi-horizontal man made surface will have solar panels on them.

We get enough large hail & tornadic winds in this area, there's just no way I can commit to that.
...Not on my personal dime, anyway.

yeah that is a problem. but just an engineering one. Germany set it up in an interesting way. They mandated that the power companies had to buy back excess capacity from residential solar at 3x market for 3 or 4 years, basically paid for the equipment and installation. Then back to market value. It moves the power companies from a position of producer to that of distributer but still plenty of profit to me made I imagine. Heck if you take the real costs of environmental impact and toxic disposal off the table for the power companies I would imagine it increases the bottom line.
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Re: Blot on the landscape
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2011, 07:46:15 AM »
Saw a bumper sticker on a old pickup the other day:  "If you don't grow it, you mine it."

http://www.mii.org/teachercom.html  
A good website for those who want to learn more about mining (history, necessity, impact, environment, etc.)  
Might as well be informed about a topic if one is going to discuss/debate it.

I was an underground miner for about 7 years...methinks that qualifies. ;D

BTW nice site thanks
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Re: Blot on the landscape
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2011, 07:38:19 PM »
I like thorium technology

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Re: Blot on the landscape
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2011, 07:57:42 PM »
I would like to find a deposit of monazite.... ::)
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