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(Gizmodo)   You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and and endless supply of expendable labor   (gizmodo.com ) divider line
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2014-08-28 11:39:25 AM  
List fail without pyramids.
 
2014-08-28 11:53:14 AM  
I don't care how many people have to die for me to achieve my goals!

/except for me, obvi
 
2014-08-28 11:57:03 AM  
The finished 141-mile canal runs through Russia from the Baltic Sea to the inland White Sea, which allows goods to travel all the way to Siberian ports in the Arctic.

*pedant hat on*

The White Sea is most definitely NOT inland. It's an arm of the Arctic Ocean, which is why the canal allowed goods to travel to ports in the Arctic.

*pedant hat off*
 
2014-08-28 12:39:20 PM  

vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.


Or the great wall of China.
 
2014-08-28 12:56:35 PM  

Dinki: vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.

Or the great wall of China.


Or the grand canyon.
Hell, they didn't even have shovels.
 
2014-08-28 01:12:40 PM  
I read a history of the Hoover Dam. Yikes.
 
2014-08-28 03:17:26 PM  

vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.


Or the Roman aqueducts.
 
2014-08-28 03:18:04 PM  

vudukungfu: Dinki: vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.

Or the great wall of China.

Or the grand canyon.
Hell, they didn't even have shovels.


Or the concrete pad in John Wayne Gacy's crawlspace
 
2014-08-28 03:24:18 PM  
REMEMBER ME

thumbnails.hulu.com
 
2014-08-28 03:24:25 PM  

vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.


Actually, last I read the pyramids were built a combination of skilled workers that were employed year-round and farmers that provided manual labor as a "tax" during the flood season, with probably not nearly as many slaves involved as previously though.
 
2014-08-28 03:32:10 PM  

vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.


List starts at 1990
 
2014-08-28 03:39:39 PM  

ani23: vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.

List starts at 1990


Panama Canal, Baltic-White Sea canal, Aswan Dam, Hoover Dam were built after 1990.  Do you have the carbon dating to back that up?
 
2014-08-28 03:40:03 PM  
What's to prove? it's free labor.
 
2014-08-28 03:40:45 PM  

rcf1105: vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.

Actually, last I read the pyramids were built a combination of skilled workers that were employed year-round and farmers that provided manual labor as a "tax" during the flood season, with probably not nearly as many slaves involved as previously though.


using alien technology though, of course
 
2014-08-28 03:45:28 PM  

vudukungfu


List fail without pyramids.


Well, you beat me to it. Amarna let myself out.
 
2014-08-28 03:50:16 PM  
Not sure what it is, but I get real antsy if I see some young dumb worker do something stupidly unsafe. A big pet peeve, and one that I see too much of, is workers using crappy stuff to reach higher.

About two months back I was in a local chain grocery store, and I saw a kid using a milk-crate, open-topped ie, standing on the edges, to stock the top shelf. I know this store would have proper step stools to use for that. I didn't want this kid hurting himself at a crappy job trying to earn beer/tuition money. Asked for the MOD, told him what I saw and the kids name. Pleaded him to remind the kid of safe procedures.

And I get seriously bummed when I hear about some death in the construction industry here. Again, just some dude, trying to earn beer money or supporting his family, shouldn't die building someone's home. Same with the forestry industry. And the mining industry. Average about 150 a year here in BC. All needless deaths.
 
2014-08-28 03:52:29 PM  
<a data-cke-saved-href="http://gizmodo.com/10-of-historys-deadliest-const ruction-projects-1588 099877" data-id="" >10="" of="" history's="" deadliest="" construction="" projects"10 of History's Deadliest Construction Projects" and by that we mean a random list of ten construction projects that may or may not have been noteworthy in their deadliness.
 
2014-08-28 03:52:56 PM  
Still to come:

i.huffpost.com
 
2014-08-28 03:53:06 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: <a data-cke-saved-href="http://gizmodo.com/10-of-historys-deadliest-const ruction-projects-1588 099877" data-id="" >10="" of="" history's="" deadliest="" construction="" projects"10 of History's Deadliest Construction Projects" and by that we mean a random list of ten construction projects that may or may not have been noteworthy in their deadliness.


Well I farked that up.
 
2014-08-28 03:57:27 PM  

Russ1642: vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.

Or the Roman aqueducts.


Roman anything in my book. First culture in the Western hemisphere to lay modern roads, build aqueducts, bridges, dams, coliseums,  island spanning walls. Talk about a culture with the idea of "can it be improved by putting two pieces of stone on top of each other" at its heart.
 
2014-08-28 04:03:50 PM  
There is no end to what you can accomplish when you throw death and human misery at something till it's complete.
 
2014-08-28 04:05:07 PM  

GardenWeasel: Still to come:


Technically, that was a long, long time ago. It just seems futuristic because it's in a galaxy far, far away.
 
2014-08-28 04:06:50 PM  
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UVTXFsHYLKA
 
2014-08-28 04:10:01 PM  

NathanAllen: Russ1642: vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.

Or the Roman aqueducts.

Roman anything in my book. First culture in the Western hemisphere to lay modern roads, build aqueducts, bridges, dams, coliseums,  island spanning walls. Talk about a culture with the idea of "can it be improved by putting two pieces of stone on top of each other" at its heart.


All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
 
2014-08-28 04:16:05 PM  

Prey4reign: ani23: vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.

List starts at 1990

Panama Canal, Baltic-White Sea canal, Aswan Dam, Hoover Dam were built after 1990.  Do you have the carbon dating to back that up?


Darn typo

1900
 
2014-08-28 04:18:08 PM  

GardenWeasel: Still to come:

[i.huffpost.com image 850x576]


Wasn't that a long time ago?
 
2014-08-28 04:18:59 PM  
37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-28 04:20:04 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: To The Escape Zeppelin!: <a data-cke-saved-href="http://gizmodo.com/10-of-historys-deadliest-const ruction-projects-1588 099877" data-id="" >10="" of="" history's="" deadliest="" construction="" projects"10 of History's Deadliest Construction Projects" and by that we mean a random list of ten construction projects that may or may not have been noteworthy in their deadliness.

Well I farked that up.


Look on the bright side, at least you didn't get anybody killed.
 
2014-08-28 04:32:01 PM  

Target Builder: NathanAllen: Russ1642: vudukungfu: List fail without pyramids.

Or the Roman aqueducts.

Roman anything in my book. First culture in the Western hemisphere to lay modern roads, build aqueducts, bridges, dams, coliseums,  island spanning walls. Talk about a culture with the idea of "can it be improved by putting two pieces of stone on top of each other" at its heart.

All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?


Toga Parties...heh...heh...heh...
 
2014-08-28 06:30:10 PM  
rde.nsw.edu.au

Lotta Jews paid for this colossal Narcissism. With their lives ..
 
2014-08-28 07:49:18 PM  
and and?
 
2014-08-28 08:39:33 PM  
Road of Bones in Russia?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M56_Kolyma_Highway
 
2014-08-28 10:20:33 PM  
Old news.  http://zombo.com/
 
2014-08-29 10:48:18 AM  

rcf1105: GardenWeasel: Still to come:

Technically, that was a long, long time ago. It just seems futuristic because it's in a galaxy far, far away.


Devil's Playground: GardenWeasel: Still to come:

[i.huffpost.com image 850x576]

Wasn't that a long time ago?


All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.
 
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