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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 37
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2013-02-17 12:24:28 PM
5 votes:
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 12:11:03 PM
3 votes:
Glenn Beck lied to me?
2013-02-17 03:36:14 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-02-17 02:17:33 PM
2 votes:
they farked with the wrong lorax
2013-02-17 02:02:38 PM
2 votes:
Subsistence living is how everyone who is not me should live.
2013-02-17 02:01:29 PM
2 votes:
You need gold for electronics. My smartphone is worth more than some Greek babby
2013-02-17 01:56:14 PM
2 votes:

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 01:53:49 PM
2 votes:
Um, don't we have a 195B$ asteroid we can privately 3D mine?
2013-02-17 01:47:49 PM
2 votes:

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


Subby:

www.bible-topten.com
2013-02-17 01:33:27 PM
2 votes:

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 12:59:14 PM
2 votes:
Lead, mercury, and arsenic are good for you citizen! Rich people who don't live nearby need more shiny rocks!
2013-02-17 04:31:26 PM
1 votes:
It's obvious subby's mom was raped by a tree.
2013-02-17 04:16:03 PM
1 votes:
Trees provide me oxygen.

People compete with me for resources.

The choice is clear.
2013-02-17 03:42:05 PM
1 votes:

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.


I also note with tinfoil-hatted interest that there has been a huge smear campaign against the author of that article.  Google searches for more of Mr. Ben Dover's articles only gets pornography and facetious commentary.
2013-02-17 03:32:15 PM
1 votes:
darp LIBRAL
hurrrrrrrrrhurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
2013-02-17 03:30:15 PM
1 votes:

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


The weird part is that most of the gold produced is destined never to be "used".  It will most likely be dug up to be smelted into a 0.999 brick under the careful watch of armed security, and then locked on a shelf in a cold, dark vault for the same sort of eternal stasis it enjoyed in the ground.

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.
2013-02-17 03:17:59 PM
1 votes:

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.


Yes, but a few atoms at a time, won't exactly crater the gold market anytime soon. Maybe he meant we can 3D print gold?
2013-02-17 02:49:47 PM
1 votes:
Greco-terrorists?
2013-02-17 02:44:46 PM
1 votes:
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 02:43:53 PM
1 votes:

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 02:34:57 PM
1 votes:

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 02:27:10 PM
1 votes:
Trees' of course are more important than anything you've ever produced Subby.

/dumb submitter
2013-02-17 02:23:52 PM
1 votes:
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 02:22:19 PM
1 votes:

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 02:18:37 PM
1 votes:
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 02:17:32 PM
1 votes:
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 02:15:59 PM
1 votes:

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 02:15:39 PM
1 votes:

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 02:05:52 PM
1 votes:

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 02:04:48 PM
1 votes:

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 02:03:52 PM
1 votes:
JohnAnnArbor:

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

It's simple, if it jiggles it's fat.
2013-02-17 02:02:20 PM
1 votes:

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 01:59:48 PM
1 votes:

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 01:56:24 PM
1 votes:
Depends on the person and the tree, really.
2013-02-17 01:47:49 PM
1 votes:

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 12:53:07 PM
1 votes:

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 12:05:24 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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