Not sure how I missed this one: a genuine blog from a major mining company. Goldcorp has a blog at this link called above GROUND ONLINE; Our World of Community Responsibility. (I try to reproduce color and capitalization from the blog.) (more…)
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It is infinitely better entertainment than The Hobbit or Les Miserables. Today we spent more than five hours in the glorious production live from the Met of Les Troyens. Also saw The Hobbit and Les Miserables this past week, but today’s Met production proves yet again the infinite superiority of great opera as pure entertainment, however long. (more…)
Gold Fever is yet another in a long line of lies about mining, blasting, and house cracking. Here is a link to the film. I could not raise the sound, but the images are visual enough to let you know that once again this is scandalous propaganda not based on facts or even elementary investigation–just another pastiche of pictures of weeping women and cracked houses attributed to mine blasting. (more…)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 270,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!
A short photo essay from today’s ride. First the pedestrian bridge across the Lynn River just east of the house.
Looking upstream: the river itself.
Then some more graffiti, always fascinating.
Found objects that could be graffiti or art or just a set of things.
Finally an old truck posing as public art.
PS. See this link for last week’s graffiti photos. It is a great art form. Why do people suppress and deny it?
Posted in Copper, Diamond, Human relations and mining, Jobs and Salaries, mining, North America, Oil sands, Uncategorized, tagged chemical engineer, chemist, Chile, lucrestius, salary, stephen greenblatt, the swerve on September 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Just back from Chile. Long, grueling flights, and airport lounges. The benefits, few as they are, included the chance to read Stephen Greeenblatt’s The Swerve. It is the story of the recovery of Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things, a long poem in Latin from the BC era. I have ordered both the original Latin version and two translations. For this is of the things I believe. I leave you to read more if you are curious. (more…)
Jamie Caswell , Communications Manager for the National Mining Association sent me this email:
I wanted to share an update with you on NMA’s latest progress. Recently, NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn traveled across the country to meet with scholars, policymakers, scientist and CEOs. At the meeting, Quinn and other participants readily acknowledged the importance of minerals to the lives of Americans and job growth in this economy. (more…)