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(Standard Digital (Kenya))   Discovery of coal, oil and titanium deposits has Kenyans wondering whether their country might be able to produce something other than a US President   (standardmedia.co.ke) divider line 48
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2012-12-16 07:51:14 AM
good for them,
 
2012-12-16 08:03:49 AM
Say, has anybody inspected their country for WMDs lately?
 
2012-12-16 08:12:51 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Say, has anybody inspected their country for WMDs lately?


No. We're too busy paying attention to people who actually have them.

socioecohistory.files.wordpress.com

Good for Kenya.
 
2012-12-16 08:36:22 AM
Discovery of coal, oil and titanium deposits has Kenyans wondering whether their country might be able to produce usurp something other than a US President

FTFY
 
2012-12-16 08:59:54 AM
Pffft. They're also the only place in the world to see lions and tigers.
 
2012-12-16 09:00:03 AM

BronyMedic: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Say, has anybody inspected their country for WMDs lately?

No. We're too busy paying attention to people who actually have them.

[socioecohistory.files.wordpress.com image 474x430]

Good for Kenya.


So we invaded the wrong country then, like drug police who knock down the wrong door?
 
2012-12-16 09:03:16 AM
Doesn't basically every country have lots of titanium? IIRC it's the main component of white sand.

Titanium is cheap. Refining it is the expensive part, you need giant heaping boatloads of electricity. Like dedicate a nuclear or hydro power plant to your refinery kind of electricity.
 
2012-12-16 09:04:10 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Say, has anybody inspected their country for WMDs lately?


Indeed. We need to liberate the shiat out of them.
 
2012-12-16 09:09:15 AM
USA better wrap up some contracts before China gets to them.
 
2012-12-16 09:11:31 AM
So, currently their main exports are coffee, supermodels and U.S. Presidents. Seems a bit thin.
 
2012-12-16 09:13:13 AM
Now, now Smitty, don't forget that Kenya produces a plethora of marathon runners, too
 
2012-12-16 09:15:32 AM
Too bad for them, with actual mineral wealth, that means corruption will grow worse in the area as the greedy with means forcibly steal land so they are the ones that reap the profits from the minerals gained.
 
2012-12-16 09:16:56 AM
Anyone else take any of the Mining periodicals? It's a hobby of mine. It's way interesting to see who's getting grabby.
 
2012-12-16 09:18:16 AM

ZzeusS: USA better wrap up some contracts before China gets to them.


Why would we? We buy all of our goods pre-made from china...
 
2012-12-16 09:19:19 AM

mbillips: So, currently their main exports are coffee, supermodels and U.S. Presidents. Seems a bit thin.


Considering the bag of antlers that are most supermodels, I'd say VERY thin. SKINNY even.

/But don't tell that to Ethiopia.
 
2012-12-16 09:30:19 AM
The big companies will get mineral rights and the local warlords will keep the populations in check in order to supply the slave labor force.

Things are going to get worse for Kenyans now that they have something worth stealing, aside from rhino horns.
 
2012-12-16 09:32:17 AM

lenfromak: BronyMedic: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Say, has anybody inspected their country for WMDs lately?

No. We're too busy paying attention to people who actually have them.

[socioecohistory.files.wordpress.com image 474x430]

Good for Kenya.

So we invaded the wrong country then, like drug police who knock down the wrong door?


Oh, no. It's not that we invaded the wrong country. We did it 12 years too late, and for the wrong reasons. We should have had the balls and moral fiber to do it when he actually DID have WMDs and used them on the Iranians. Instead, we waited until he wasn't anything but a professional troll, and Bush could take advantage of the post-9/11 anger to invade.
 
2012-12-16 09:32:26 AM
I wonder morer about fluff pieces that mistate and mislead.
 
2012-12-16 09:39:47 AM

BronyMedic: Oh, no. It's not that we invaded the wrong country. We did it 12 years too late, and for the wrong reasons.


This. GHWB should've let Stormin' Norman and Powell and all the rest finish the job. And then our first black President could've been a Republican.
 
2012-12-16 09:52:39 AM

dbirchall: BronyMedic: Oh, no. It's not that we invaded the wrong country. We did it 12 years too late, and for the wrong reasons.

This. GHWB should've let Stormin' Norman and Powell and all the rest finish the job. And then our first black President could've been a Republican.


Also, we wouldn't have already been entangled in another occupation to divert our resources.
 
2012-12-16 09:58:12 AM

mbillips: So, currently their main exports are coffee, supermodels and U.S. Presidents. Seems a bit thin.


Coffee is more traded than oil. It's the world's biggest commodity.

Shut off the oil, meh I'll walk to work and weather leather clothes. Shut off the coffee, in about two days there will be worldwide riots the likes of which the world has never seen.
 
2012-12-16 10:12:17 AM
Hey! Now there's a country we can start getting in good with to exploit their resources for our own gains. Let's start kissing their leader's asses with millions of dollars!
 
2012-12-16 10:15:43 AM

dbirchall: BronyMedic: Oh, no. It's not that we invaded the wrong country. We did it 12 years too late, and for the wrong reasons.

This. GHWB should've let Stormin' Norman and Powell and all the rest finish the job. And then our first black President could've been a Republican.


The problem is that the whole world got on our bandwagon on the CONDITION we not finish the job. GHWB reinforced the US' reputation around the world - the opposite of what his son did.
 
2012-12-16 10:16:41 AM
I'd have to see the original mineral inspection documents.
 
2012-12-16 10:27:38 AM

BronyMedic: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Say, has anybody inspected their country for WMDs lately?

No. We're too busy paying attention to trying to find ways to ignore people who actually have them and other weapons that might make intervening there something other than a photo-op but less than an outright war.

Good for Kenya.


FTFY.

/The next time that the American media, people and politicians will support getting into another foreign war is a long, long way away.
//You did a heckuva job there Bushie Junior.
 
2012-12-16 10:29:18 AM

Mister Peejay: Doesn't basically every country have lots of titanium? IIRC it's the main component of white sand.

Titanium is cheap. Refining it is the expensive part, you need giant heaping boatloads of electricity. Like dedicate a nuclear or hydro power plant to your refinery kind of electricity.


Ya, to bad they didn't also discover something to generate power. . . like coal, or oil....
 
2012-12-16 10:37:33 AM

Techhell: BronyMedic: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Say, has anybody inspected their country for WMDs lately?

No. We're too busy paying attention to trying to find ways to ignore people who actually have them and other weapons that might make intervening there something other than a photo-op but less than an outright war.

Good for Kenya.

FTFY.

/The next time that the American media, people and politicians will support getting into another foreign war is a long, long way away.
//You did a heckuva job there Bushie Junior.


I wish our attention span was that good. We'd ignore our government starting WWIII if it happened at the same time as a Snooki nip-slip.
 
2012-12-16 10:38:45 AM
Now they just need to train a few of these:

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2012-12-16 10:40:50 AM

SnarfVader: Now they just need to train a few of these:

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Haha, was going to say they are going to be set for the Modern Era.
 
2012-12-16 10:55:53 AM
I like how an attached article promotes a policy that give 5% of the oil revenue back to the community and landowners. "Let me tell you how it will be..."
 
2012-12-16 11:43:55 AM
last i heard, kenya was the new al- qaeda stronghold. we need to invade them right away!
 
2012-12-16 12:17:26 PM

SnarfVader: Now they just need to train a few of these:


I had been clean for about three weeks playing that game, now you've caused me to relapse. I'll name a city after you in reward.
 
2012-12-16 12:17:34 PM
okay, who traded Kenya Steam Power and Scientific Method? I hope they at least got open borders in return.
 
2012-12-16 12:21:49 PM

Plant Rights Activist: okay, who traded Kenya Steam Power and Scientific Method? I hope they at least got open borders in return.


We got a great person.
 
2012-12-16 12:23:05 PM
The Kwalw titanium project would have been developed many years ago (by Canadian-based Tiomin Resources) if the Kenyan government had not farked them over by ignoring fiscal agreement contracts that had been signed, and demanding blatent bribes. Kenya is a very dangerous place to do business - if you aren't murdered by thugs, the government will steal anything of value from you. Would I invest tens to hundreds of millions of dollars to build a titanium mine & processing facility that will take several years to get my capital investment back? Nope.
 
2012-12-16 12:43:38 PM

Mister Peejay: mbillips: So, currently their main exports are coffee, supermodels and U.S. Presidents. Seems a bit thin.

Coffee is more traded than oil. It's the world's biggest commodity.

Shut off the oil, meh I'll walk to work and weather leather clothes. Shut off the coffee, in about two days there will be worldwide riots the likes of which the world has never seen.


Shut off the coffee, and Germans will rise and make the last time with Rome look like a hippie love-in. I know this for a fact, I live among these caffeine addicts. World War Z, I tell y'all, World War Z.
 
2012-12-16 12:55:21 PM
Poor bastards. The average Kenyan will get nothing good from this.
 
2012-12-16 02:08:20 PM

SwiftFox: I like how an attached article promotes a policy that give 5% of the oil revenue back to the community and landowners. "Let me tell you how it will be..."


There are rich oil fields in Sudan. The companies are supposed to give a small percentage of the revenue to the local communities to promote infrastructure, etc. See pictures of the mud huts surrounding these large operations and it is pretty clear they are a bit behind in payments. And they only use Chinese labor seeing as how the Chinese came in and built all of the plants. Sudanese get double farked without even a reach-around.
 
2012-12-16 02:11:49 PM
So when they send out royalty checks to all Kenyan citizens, will Obummer get one too?

I guess yes.
 
2012-12-16 02:41:11 PM

GoldDude: The Kwalw titanium project would have been developed many years ago (by Canadian-based Tiomin Resources) if the Kenyan government had not farked them over by ignoring fiscal agreement contracts that had been signed, and demanding blatent bribes. Kenya is a very dangerous place to do business - if you aren't murdered by thugs, the government will steal anything of value from you. Would I invest tens to hundreds of millions of dollars to build a titanium mine & processing facility that will take several years to get my capital investment back? Nope.


Kenya is a great place to do business if you have neither conscience nor moral compass. If you're well connected, you can get your hands on pretty much any piece of land you want. Kenyan business and political leaders are always happy to get into bed with investors, and they'll do whatever they can to flex their muscle and manipulate state institutions and laws in your favour.

If these mineral resources do get developed - and given the country's long-term development plans, including a deep water harbor in Lamu, and rail, road, and pipeline links between that new port, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, there's a good chance they will get developed - look for a small number of people to become fantastically wealthy while the majority of Kenyans miss out and a substantial number of them actually suffer for it.

Also, this is just the kind of place where China will be more than happy to invest. They've already been cultivating their relationship with the right people, negotiating contracts to overhaul the roads network and sending hundreds of thousands of tourists to boost one of the country's major forex earning industries. China will take this coal, oil, and titanium and it will leave poverty and conflict behind.
 
2012-12-16 03:46:28 PM

vygramul: Plant Rights Activist: okay, who traded Kenya Steam Power and Scientific Method? I hope they at least got open borders in return.

We got a great person.


d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net
 
2012-12-16 06:49:56 PM
Greetings!
I am most High Prince of Kenya and am requesting your help in transferring $1,000,000,000 USD in gold to your bank account......
Please send by most important secret email to me your bank account number and security codes to deposit this wealth to you.
 
2012-12-16 08:42:27 PM

reillan: Pffft. They're also the only place in the world to see lions and tigers.


Yeah. Forget Norway.
 
2012-12-16 09:15:41 PM

Mister Peejay: mbillips: So, currently their main exports are coffee, supermodels and U.S. Presidents. Seems a bit thin.

Coffee is more traded than oil. It's the world's biggest commodity.

Shut off the oil, meh I'll walk to work and weather leather clothes. Shut off the coffee, in about two days there will be worldwide riots the likes of which the world has never seen.


they will certainly be some of the most moody and lethargic riots ever seen.
 
2012-12-16 09:58:06 PM

Valeriyance: SwiftFox: I like how an attached article promotes a policy that give 5% of the oil revenue back to the community and landowners. "Let me tell you how it will be..."

There are rich oil fields in Sudan. The companies are supposed to give a small percentage of the revenue to the local communities to promote infrastructure, etc. See pictures of the mud huts surrounding these large operations and it is pretty clear they are a bit behind in payments. And they only use Chinese labor seeing as how the Chinese came in and built all of the plants. Sudanese get double farked without even a reach-around.


images.indiebound.com
 
2012-12-17 12:52:58 AM
Oil? Mineral wealth?
Better watch out. Regime change and invasion might be in the future.
 
2012-12-17 11:49:28 AM
Poor Kenyans.

It's clear from country after country that this sort of thing doesn't lead to a wealthier country, but a country with a very few rich, and the only thing trickling down is the pollution from the resource exploitation.
 
2012-12-17 08:20:44 PM

ordinarysteve: Mister Peejay: mbillips: So, currently their main exports are coffee, supermodels and U.S. Presidents. Seems a bit thin.

Coffee is more traded than oil. It's the world's biggest commodity.

Shut off the oil, meh I'll walk to work and weather leather clothes. Shut off the coffee, in about two days there will be worldwide riots the likes of which the world has never seen.

they will certainly be some of the most moody and lethargic riots ever seen.


Moody and lethargic. Does that not sound like how a zombie acts?

/bbeeeEEEEAAaaaannnnnssss
 
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