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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    I’m not apposed to nuclear fuel, what I’m apposed to is when they cut funding on how they can get the 1% plutonium out of it, which sells for around $1000/kg.


    It would also be nice if we could have some viable research on how to make something that has a half-life of 6,500,000 years give or take a few million, harmless.
    We could start by separating isotopes so that the longer half-life stuff can be sent to the friggin moon, while the shorter half-life stuff can be buried in the ocean.

    Hell, send it all to the moon. No damaging any environments up there.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post

    Hell, send it all to the moon. No damaging any environments up there.


    Hhmm...I don't know this just don't look quite right.
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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post


    Hhmm...I don't know this just don't look quite right.
    Nice pic! Nice glow...

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Cristo wan't all that impressive and he never had the economic impact coal mining does.

    And "who's the artist" refers to the men who carved the mountains, not the Wrapper Dude.
    Robert Smithson did something interesting



    I do not find coal mining as interesting.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Coal seam fire
    Interesting.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, hell, ya'll don't want to drill, ya'll don't want to mine, ya'll don't want to harvest timber. What the hell are we supposed to do? Sit in the dark, wrapped with a blanket, reading Marx by candlelight?
    In a word: Yes.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    How about mining the hot air your constantly spewing.

    adpst raises a good point, to which you totally ignore. We are constantly told today that we can not have the abundant, cheap energy sources that we now rely on for our daily lives. All of this on the premise that we transition to sources that are as of yet, known, tested, proven, let alone established as viable.

    In order to do this, or FORCE this upon the population as a whole, the current administration, coupled with the same enviro-terrorists that blow up car dealerships, and burn high end housing developments are employing some utopian view of something that they think is doing good, but is seeking to lessen the standard of living, and threaten the very lives of some humans in the scope of a greater good in their minds.

    I, from what I see don't like MTR any more than anyone else, and as someone that travels the 'coal run highway' through TN and KY every week I know that the economic impact to the towns like Pikeville KY, and alike would be devastating at this time.

    We need to pursue ALL forms of energy independence from the sources that are working against us as enemies today, but smiling like the crack dealer as they continue to take our money. That includes opening up our own resource, until we have something proven to take its place.


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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    We need to pursue ALL forms of energy independence from the sources that are working against us as enemies today....
    As far as generating electicity goes, we are very much energy independent.

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    Re: War on coal

    We can't use coal because it's dirty.

    We can't use nuclear energy because it's too dangerous.

    We can't use natural gas because it emits too much CO2.

    We can't use solar because the panels might bother a tortoise in the desert.

    We can't use windmills because it disrupts the Kennedy's view of the ocean.

    We can't use hydroelectric because it might upset a snail darter (obscure little fish that no one knows or cares about).

    Sounds like we're running out of options, that is if we leave it up to the environmental wackos.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Oh, yeah, they look as beautiful as ever! Check this out:



    Bye bye mountains for ever! But hey, what's the point in caring if it's not your view, water, and ecology that's being permanently damaged!

    Mountain Justice - What is Mountain Top Removal Mining?





    Is it worth permanently damaging such beauty and ecology for a few lumps of coal? Is it worth permanently damaging the area's ecology just to put a few people to work?

    To me, no way.
    So we should live in caves and not so much as build a road because it scars the land? And I suppose when a monsoon or hurricane changes the faces of the land, it's okay right? Tell me why the coal is there in the first place. I mean since it's not there for our use, why it is there?
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