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#1 2010-06-16 03:08:31

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Planet Killer?

Hi;

These seem to fit.

unknown wrote:

And man made war on his environment, and his environment made war on him...

A. Schweitzer wrote:

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

Lee Iacocca CEO Chrysler Corp wrote:

We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?

Guess he meant water too!

John Maynard Keynes wrote:

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

Ralph Nader wrote:

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

While we are arguing over in the other thread about who started life here. We may soon know who ended it.  BP, a fitting end?

Oil being created by an unknown process, 40000 feet below the surface? Sounds fishy! And they just had to go get it?!

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/163096


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#2 2010-06-16 04:41:29

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Re: Planet Killer?

Well that's a bit sad news, but since I am made of godium I doubt that I will die from it.

The rest of you though... I'll be praying for you.


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#3 2010-06-16 04:52:17

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Re: Planet Killer?

Thanks, LQ. I needed that.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4 2010-06-16 04:58:09

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Re: Planet Killer?

So when will the world die from it, exactly?


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#5 2010-06-16 11:24:56

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Re: Planet Killer?

I don't lnow LQ, they didn't say. They said it would take 3 years to reach Europe. So figure they are lying, so cut that in half. I get a year and a half, how does that sound?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#6 2010-06-16 13:01:41

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Hm. So if it takes me 1,3927 * 10^24 years to eat up earth and render it feeling and sencing for real, I'll be eating oil quite often. Life is really faschinating.

I'm trying to enjoy the miracles in life, and a fish sure is pretty. Pitty ofcourse.


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#7 2010-06-16 19:22:07

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Re: Planet Killer?

So you eat 4.28965319 kgms of earth per year. That isn't very much, better start munching.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#8 2010-06-16 19:56:56

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Yeah, probably no one is bothered by it.


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#9 2010-06-16 20:13:49

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Re: Planet Killer?

That's the right way, a little earth never hurt anybody.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#10 2010-06-16 21:27:59

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Sooner or later I'll become so huge that I fall down the center of earth though. Unless they shoot me out in a space shuttle.

Yet again, I don't grow any faster in there. Probably munch on radioactives when I'm there, which is a good thing.

How's the oil turning out?


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#11 2010-06-16 21:46:48

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BP brought in the 3 of the finest scientists in the world. ( Groucho couldn't make it ) . There burning it now. They are only burning half ( half? ) of it per day so... Other scientists say they are detecting a huge pocket of natural gas forming under the water. If it goes it will cause a tremendous explosion. Some people feel BP doesn't have any idea on how stop the leak.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12 2010-06-16 22:30:03

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Re: Planet Killer?

How does one usually do it?


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#13 2010-06-16 22:41:03

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I don't know. The pressure of the oil was so great, much more than they anticipated that it blew the seals and that is how the leak started. They are using some kind of device to burn it but it can't handle the load.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#14 2010-06-17 01:22:08

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Re: Planet Killer?

Well, bobbym. We are lucky we aren't involved at least. I'd consider that much worse then to die of oil.. Or?


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#15 2010-06-17 05:16:40

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True enough. I had nothing to do with that. Personally when I see a huge deposit of oil just sitting there. You don't know how it got there and you state that it replenishes itself by some unknown process. Unknown process???!!!!!

Personally I would have went, "Shields up, Captain and go to red alert, Captain?" I would have done a lot more research before trying to drag it out of there. Now we have to pay the price for BP's greed and ineptness. Just hope the bill isn't too high.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#16 2010-06-17 06:51:25

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I figured you were kidding when you said it replenished..   It replenish? You mean there's a wyrmhole in the bank that alter the structure of the soil and make it into oil?

W8 a bit. There's something about replenishing demon flesh written somewhere. You don't think there's an old fossilised demon repleneshing wyrmhole down there, making oil instead?

You don't think... that some alien breed is donating oil too us through a wyrmhole just because we had a deal with them?

What other reasons may there be? an unorganic process that makes oil?

And they drilled but the whole ground just crashed.

Mysterious.


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#17 2010-06-17 16:29:53

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They were careful in the one single report, which may be an error, to say natural. I'm sure it soon will be declared a mistake or the whole report will mysteriously disappear. Back to the report, they said an unknown but natural process. Well, if it is unknown how are they sure it is natural?

My thoughts are leaning towards a similar idea as yours and that's all that I will say about it. I do not want and endless stream of debunkers to attack me here.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#18 2010-06-17 20:58:20

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The simplest scenario would've been that there's some sorta oil catalysator down there though. In which case it probably won't we working since the seabottom collapsed. In either case an replenishing oil well would probably require heat. Right?


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#19 2010-06-17 23:02:40

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Re: Planet Killer?

Sure, an energy source of some type. Probably the energy source is a big lizard with a hand pump.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#20 2010-06-18 05:16:48

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Well, I guess self regenerating oil would've blown all tanks? So it's a plus that it didn't, right big_smile


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#21 2010-06-18 09:15:03

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Forget about self regenerating oil, we need a self regenerating planet.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#22 2010-06-19 05:00:49

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Re: Planet Killer?

A world that can copy? Visionary but tantalizing...

P.S. That prior post would almost qualify for that fifth-glyph-in-all-words topic.
P.P.S. My post would qualify for that non-fifth-glyph topic.

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#23 2010-06-19 05:11:54

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Re: Planet Killer?

Yes, we have a disposable world. We need one with nine lives.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#24 2010-06-21 10:16:12

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Re: Planet Killer?

Actually, I read in the news a while ago that there is a kind of bacterium that puts out a substance that can be used for fuel. Maybe that's the source of the replenishing oil. (Although it could have not been oil. I just can't remember.)

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#25 2010-06-21 20:07:22

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This thread reminds me of The Happening. Where the trees fought back against man kind and exhaled a gas that made everyone suicidal. I'm not sure if that would really be possible though. But all I've heard about helping the environment is that everyone reckons the best fuel source would be hydrogen. But I'm not so sure...


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