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(BBC)   Apparently trees are more important than people, as environmentalists set fire to Greek gold mine   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 155
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2013-02-17 11:56:53 AM
Mining companies don't give a damn about people either.

The latest mining technique invlves destructions of mountain tops... And they don't even try to do a restoration when it's over.
 
2013-02-17 12:04:16 PM
Subby, let me know when you can eat gold.
 
2013-02-17 12:05:24 PM
People need trees in order to have their carbon dioxide recycled back into breathable oxygen.  People need gold like they need another hole in the head.
 
2013-02-17 12:11:03 PM
Glenn Beck lied to me?
 
2013-02-17 12:24:28 PM
Trees are more important than people. A tree is never critical. A tree will always be your friend. A tree will hold still for sex.
 
2013-02-17 12:53:07 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: People need trees in order to have their carbon dioxide recycled back into breathable oxygen.  People need gold like they need another hole in the head.


I'd say I need gold a little bit more than a hole in the head, let alone another hole in the head. Gold would allow me, if it was a lot, to become a wealthy individual, and I could go around stepping on the little people. It'd be their fault too, for being little and in my way.
 
2013-02-17 12:59:14 PM
Lead, mercury, and arsenic are good for you citizen! Rich people who don't live nearby need more shiny rocks!
 
2013-02-17 01:33:27 PM

Slaxl: The My Little Pony Killer: People need trees in order to have their carbon dioxide recycled back into breathable oxygen.  People need gold like they need another hole in the head.

I'd say I need gold a little bit more than a hole in the head, let alone another hole in the head. Gold would allow me, if it was a lot, to become a wealthy individual, and I could go around stepping on the little people. It'd be their fault too, for being little and in my way.


But I thought you were already incredibly wealthy, Mr Romney.
 
2013-02-17 01:47:49 PM

2wolves: Subby, let me know when you can eat gold.


Subby:

www.bible-topten.com
 
2013-02-17 01:47:49 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: People need trees in order to have their carbon dioxide recycled back into breathable oxygen.  People need gold like they need another hole in the head.




But how will I get my next iProduct at Walsmart?
 
2013-02-17 01:49:44 PM

Slaxl: The My Little Pony Killer: People need trees in order to have their carbon dioxide recycled back into breathable oxygen.  People need gold like they need another hole in the head. I'd say I need gold a little bit more than a hole in the head, let alone another hole in the head. Gold would allow me, if it was a lot, to become a wealthy individual, and I could go around stepping on the little people. It'd be their fault too, for being little and in my way.


I'd buy Fark.com from Drew and reboot FarkTV.
 
2013-02-17 01:51:06 PM
So is this about the time the hippies show up to fark? seriously... a gold mine operation would bring jobs to the area. Greece has been suffering from high unemployment for quite some time now and they need those jobs.

If you are so against mining, be sure to abandon your vehicle and get off the computer. those components inside of them were brought to you by mining.
 
2013-02-17 01:51:10 PM
I wonder what archaeological sites they're going to trash for this.
 
2013-02-17 01:53:49 PM
Um, don't we have a 195B$ asteroid we can privately 3D mine?
 
2013-02-17 01:56:14 PM

St_Francis_P: Trees are more important than people. A tree is never critical. A tree will always be your friend. A tree will hold still for sex.


A tree will not bite me and throw me in the basement.
 
2013-02-17 01:56:24 PM
Depends on the person and the tree, really.
 
2013-02-17 01:58:59 PM
These folks are unmoved by the lure of jobs and money, preferring unemployment and poverty rather than risk potential environmental damage that might occur in the future.  At least they're sticking by their principles.
 
2013-02-17 01:59:15 PM

gravebayne2: So is this about the time the hippies show up to fark? seriously... a gold mine operation would bring jobs to the area. Greece has been suffering from high unemployment for quite some time now and they need those jobs.

If you are so against mining, be sure to abandon your vehicle and get off the computer. those components inside of them were brought to you by mining.


If it wasn't grown, it had to be mined.
 
2013-02-17 01:59:48 PM

gravebayne2: If you are so against mining, be sure to abandon your vehicle and get off the computer. those components inside of them were brought to you by mining.


Hmm, oxygen, or my computer. Tough choice.
 
2013-02-17 02:00:44 PM
Liberals are funny and sad at the same time...
 
2013-02-17 02:01:29 PM
You need gold for electronics. My smartphone is worth more than some Greek babby
 
2013-02-17 02:02:20 PM

2wolves: Subby, let me know when you can eat gold.


Not subby, but here. You didn't specify that it had to have any nutritional value.
 
2013-02-17 02:02:38 PM
Subsistence living is how everyone who is not me should live.
 
2013-02-17 02:03:52 PM
JohnAnnArbor:

If it wasn't grown, it had to be mined.

It's simple, if it jiggles it's fat.
 
2013-02-17 02:04:27 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Hmm, oxygen, or my computer. Tough choice.


As you're apparently still breathing and you've got a computer, you may have noticed that environmentalism is predicated on the fallacy of the false dilemma.
 
2013-02-17 02:04:36 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: You need gold for electronics. My smartphone is worth more than some Greek babby


But with technology, we'll find something else!
 
2013-02-17 02:04:48 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Slaxl: The My Little Pony Killer: People need trees in order to have their carbon dioxide recycled back into breathable oxygen.  People need gold like they need another hole in the head. I'd say I need gold a little bit more than a hole in the head, let alone another hole in the head. Gold would allow me, if it was a lot, to become a wealthy individual, and I could go around stepping on the little people. It'd be their fault too, for being little and in my way.

I'd buy Fark.com from Drew and reboot FarkTV.


You monster!
 
2013-02-17 02:05:52 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Slaxl: The My Little Pony Killer: People need trees in order to have their carbon dioxide recycled back into breathable oxygen.  People need gold like they need another hole in the head. I'd say I need gold a little bit more than a hole in the head, let alone another hole in the head. Gold would allow me, if it was a lot, to become a wealthy individual, and I could go around stepping on the little people. It'd be their fault too, for being little and in my way.

I'd buy Fark.com from Drew and reboot FarkTV.


You monster.
 
2013-02-17 02:05:59 PM
There are crack houses that are less harmful to people than gold mines, and people set fire to them all of the time.

/didn't read article
//not on crack
 
2013-02-17 02:06:28 PM
whoa
 
2013-02-17 02:06:58 PM

J. Frank Parnell: gravebayne2: If you are so against mining, be sure to abandon your vehicle and get off the computer. those components inside of them were brought to you by mining.

Hmm, oxygen, or my computer. Tough choice.


well apparently you chose your computer.
 
2013-02-17 02:08:31 PM
Well as mining waste for gold is really toxic I can understand. How about they release the type of mining they are going to do.
 
2013-02-17 02:10:50 PM
Trees ARE more important than people. EVERYONE knows that.
 
2013-02-17 02:12:54 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Um, don't we have a 195B$ asteroid we can privately 3D mine?


We never see you in serious science threads anymore. You're really better than threadshiatting unrelated topics.There are other trolls for that.
 
2013-02-17 02:15:39 PM

St_Francis_P: Trees are more important than people. A tree is never critical. A tree will always be your friend. A tree will hold still for sex.


www.tabloidprodigy.com
 
2013-02-17 02:15:59 PM

St_Francis_P: Trees are more important than people. A tree is never critical. A tree will always be your friend. A tree will hold still for sex.


This is why the aspen quake
 
2013-02-17 02:17:32 PM
I love how it has to be one or the other.  Is it a big deal to require companies to be a good steward of the land?  Is it a big deal for people to calm the fark down about every single tree and see that modern society needs to do certain things to be, you know, a modern society?
 
2013-02-17 02:17:33 PM
they farked with the wrong lorax
 
2013-02-17 02:18:37 PM
Trees?  This is about not hiring union labor.  You don't hire union, you have problems.

Good union, they put the blame on hippies.

/I don't know nothin' about burning equipment, but I know a guy who can have you up and running by tuesday.
 
2013-02-17 02:20:52 PM
I'm sure burning all that equipment was good for the environment.
 
2013-02-17 02:22:19 PM

St_Francis_P: Trees are more important than people. A tree is never critical. A tree will always be your friend. A tree will hold still for sex.


That sounds knotty.
 
2013-02-17 02:23:52 PM
Bingham Canyon Mine
liberals see this as crime against humanity.
normal people understand it is the most productive use of remote and otherwise unusable land imaginable and it allows us to enjoy the high standard of living and low mortality rates we are accustomed to without giving up very much at all.
this mine has employed thousands of people every year (at times up to 10,000 just in direct mining) for 140 years.
after hundreds of years of operation, it still supplies 15% of u.s. demand for copper (about 50% of copper comes from recycling, so around 30% of demand for new copper in the u.s. comes from these 1900 acres that only a handful of people would have otherwise ever even stepped foot on).
over it's life it has produced 217 billion in copper, gold, and molybdenum.
that's $114 million per acre in materials needed to create a modern society.

www.usmra.com

they'd prefer it and mines like it never existed and therefore the electrification of the united states and the world as we know it never took place.

you can't expect rational thought get good governance out of ideological zealots.
 
2013-02-17 02:27:10 PM
Trees' of course are more important than anything you've ever produced Subby.

/dumb submitter
 
2013-02-17 02:31:48 PM
Mining companies value human life above all things.

Environmentalists care for nothing but murder murder murder.
 
2013-02-17 02:34:57 PM

Kibbler: Mining companies value human life above all things.

Environmentalists care for nothing but murder murder murder.


I also frequent freerepublic.com
 
2013-02-17 02:35:11 PM

Kibbler: Mining companies value human life above all things.


Not sure if serious.

Either way, funny'd.

Kibbler: Environmentalists care for nothing but murder murder murder.


The extremists really screw up what is a legitimate concern.
 
2013-02-17 02:39:30 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: People need trees in order to have their carbon dioxide recycled back into breathable oxygen.  People need gold like they need another hole in the head.


By extension to that, we can always use more trees for more oxygen production, habitat development, and occasional fuel source.

We need more people for...hmm...exactly nothing.
 
2013-02-17 02:43:53 PM

Carousel Beast: Quantum Apostrophe: Um, don't we have a 195B$ asteroid we can privately 3D mine?

We never see you in serious science threads anymore. You're really better than threadshiatting unrelated topics.There are other trolls for that.


There aren't any serious science threads on here. Just the Mutual Sci-Fi Masturbatory Juvenile Fantasy Admiration Society. How's the Mars condo coming along? Any privately mined asteroid minerals at your house yet? Planned your private 5 minute "space" trip in a cramped tin can?
 
2013-02-17 02:44:46 PM
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? Maybe, if they screamed all the time for no reason.
 
2013-02-17 02:49:21 PM

2wolves: Subby, let me know when you can eat gold.


You can. It's merely a technicality...

The most famous case of Shuar "insolence" occurred in 1599, when the Spanish governor of Maca demanded a gold tax from local Indians to fund a celebration of the coronation of Philip III. The night before the tax was due, Shuar armies slaughtered every adult male in the Spanish hamlets and surrounded the governor's home. They tied the governor to his bed and used a bone to push freshly melted gold down his throat, laughing and demanding to know if he had finally sated his thirst.
http://www.salon.com/2013/02/10/to_get_the_gold_they_will_h ave_to_kill _every_one_of_us/
 
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