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(BBC-US)   I dug for gems in the fertile ground... then felt the mountain as it rumbled down... and I felt trepidation in the steep Burmese hills... as the landslide brought me down   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Mining, Burma, jade mining site, heavy rain, Kachin State, Jade, BBC's Jonathan Head, wave of mud  
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2020-07-02 5:25:43 PM  
6 votes:
I mined green gems

To stay well fed

But mud and rock

Fell on my head


2020-07-02 10:06:23 PM  
3 votes:
One of the most peaceful and beautiful countries I've ever visited.

If consumers of the world is OK with fake celebrities like the Katie Price and Kardashians, why can't we be OK with fake jade?
2020-07-02 9:43:26 PM  
2 votes:
It's always sad when sensitive white people find out where their pretty, shiny rocks come from, and how they are obtained.
2020-07-02 9:22:50 PM  
2 votes:
Apparently this week hasn't been bad enough, so here is hundreds of poor people dying in a 3rd world country.
My life isn't exactly grand, but... can't we do better than this?
2020-07-02 9:12:23 PM  
2 votes:
Mountains of Burma (2011 Remaster)
Youtube px3nIlvA0HU
2020-07-02 9:06:58 PM  
2 votes:
I read that headline in goat voice.
2020-07-02 9:02:39 PM  
2 votes:
As a geologist who has seen some stuff during my career.... Holy shiat.
2020-07-03 1:59:07 AM  
1 vote:
I guess I was wrong, I heard this as I read the headline.

"I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Til the landslide brought me down"

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (Official Music Video)
Youtube WM7-PYtXtJM
2020-07-02 10:27:11 PM  
1 vote:
Why were they there during rains???
I get the mining, don't like it...but it get why.

But during rain? That's asking for it.
Unless the bosses forced them to.

Unfortunately, lawsuits don't happen in places like this.
So the bosses get away with that crap.
2020-07-02 9:18:50 PM  
1 vote:
Damn, that's horrible, those poor people.
2020-07-02 8:52:14 PM  
1 vote:
All new opportunity's now that the mud slide has turned over new jade for you to find.  And so it happens, new miners climb up the mud to find newly exposed jade.
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