2wolves: Subby, let me know when you can eat gold.
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.
Hack Patooey: 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?
relcec: iaazathot: you can't expect rational thought get good governance out of ideological zealots.That's a mighty nice straw man you have there.most of these dimwits would prefer open pit mining and mountain top removal (by far the most efficient mining possible), never mind mining that just requires cutting down trees, never existed and would ban it if given the opportunity to the detriment of the entire human population.Frank Parnell: Hmm, oxygen, or my computer. Tough choice.Darth_Lukecash [TotalFark]: 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.Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer [TotalFark]: Lead, mercury, and arsenic are good for you citizen! Rich people who don't live nearby need more shiny rocks!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.2wolves: Subby, let me know when you can eat gold.that's no strawman, it's how many think around here.there's no question of cost versus benefit or possible mitigation strategies. just pure unadulterated froth and nonsense from a bunch of childish zealots./tell me the turth, wouldn't you yourself actually rather Bingham Canyon Mine never existed. doesn't it actually look like a terrible scar on the bosom of mother earth rather than am efficient and necessary extraction of resources in the name of technological and human progress to you?
iaazathot: you can't expect rational thought get good governance out of ideological zealots.That's a mighty nice straw man you have there.
J. Frank Parnell: Mister Peejay: We've been able to do that for a while, but it's far cheaper to just dig it out of a hole in the ground.Interestingly, the very first people to do it back in 2007 claimed they could make tonnes of gold cheaply and relatively fast, but as you'll notice most of the articles have since been removed from the internet. Must just be a coincidence, because conspiracies never happen.
Mister Peejay: We've been able to do that for a while, but it's far cheaper to just dig it out of a hole in the ground.
Oznog: There it will do nothing but exist. It will likely never be eaten or worn or refined into electronics plating. For security reasons, there will surely be tight controls and only a handful of inventory people are brought in to swear to its mere existence in the first place.I understand the economy and all. I'm just seeing some Hitchhiker's Guide perverse weirdness in destroying an area for a commodity no one actually uses.
relcec: Bingham Canyon Mineliberals see this as crime against humanity.
relcec: Bingham Canyon Mineliberals 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 image 500x354]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.
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.
Kibbler: Mining companies value human life above all things.
Kibbler: Environmentalists care for nothing but murder murder murder.
Kibbler: Mining companies value human life above all things.Environmentalists care for nothing but murder murder murder.
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