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Klein slams Al Gore interview on oil sands [he's about as far left as you can go....]
The Globe and Mail ^

Posted on 07/05/2006 11:54:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: EricT.

Your right. Sand or gravel loose is 105 lbs / cubic foot or about 1.4175 tons per cubic yard. Since oil sand is "wet" with hydrocarbons it should weigh a little more (about 5 lbs per gallon). That would have the load at over 56 tons.

The 120 tons I was using is a gross maximum weight rating that includes the weight of the truck.

And they do also haul lead ore... ;^)


41 posted on 07/05/2006 1:49:32 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & GUNSNET.NET Moderator)
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To: Cyclone59

The peculiar thing about the whole CO2 issue is that the greenies consistently ignore the carbon dioxide produced by a person breathing all day long. The number is amazing -- something on the order of 2.5 times the amount of CO2 a 6 cylinder car puts out when driven for 50 miles a day.

But the greenies don't complain about the carbon emissions from people...

Yet.


42 posted on 07/05/2006 1:53:25 PM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat [This is some nasty...])
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To: Sub-Driver
Klein went on in the article...

Mr. Klein has stirred controversy in the past by rejecting scientific data suggesting industrial pollution is one of the leading causes of global warming.

He has even said global warming trends that occurred millions of years ago may have been caused by “dinosaur farts.”

Business-friendly and a hoot - he could substitute for Rush when Walter E. Williams is unavailable.

43 posted on 07/05/2006 2:15:36 PM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: Paleo Conservative; GMMAC
Ralph Klein is very conservative, and I wish we had more pols like him in the US.

He defends Alberta like a bulldog. He'll be the first to tell the press to go to Hell, and in provincial meetings with others trying to steal $$ from AB he will simply leave the meeting.

Some good info HERE. I like the 'Bus tickets to Vancouver for the poor' idea, personally. Vancouver is very liberal, & libs looove the poor, right??
44 posted on 07/05/2006 2:17:36 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: GMMAC

Imagine if there was a way to create a Dick Cheney - Ralph Klein ticket in 2008? Man, liberals would explode!!


45 posted on 07/05/2006 2:21:07 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: El Laton Caliente; Sub-Driver; EricT.
The trucks carry 400 tons of payload. It takes the shovel four scoops to load them.


46 posted on 07/05/2006 2:31:49 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: El Laton Caliente; Sub-Driver; EricT.
Here's a better view of the truck -- notice the driver on the balcony at the top of the stairs.


47 posted on 07/05/2006 2:38:59 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I had seen films of those monsters, but didn't know they were in use in Alberta. The films I saw I think were at coal mines.

I'm familar with the 20 something yard (wanna say 27) model that is used for most earthwork on construction jobs. The 40 yard models were the largest I remember being able to be moved in without extensive site assmbly.

The big ones like that, IIRC, take something like 40 or more haul trucks to get on site and then have to be assembled including welding the bed together.

Would have never guessed they moved 400 tons...


48 posted on 07/05/2006 3:01:53 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & GUNSNET.NET Moderator)
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To: TexanToTheCore

LoL! I didn't get much sleep the last two nights and I hadn't had any caffiene at the time I posted that. The mathematic part of my brain is functioning at diminished capacity today.


49 posted on 07/05/2006 4:59:40 PM PDT by EricT. (SpecOps needs to paint the NYT building with a targeting laser.)
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To: Alberta's Child
“I don't know what he proposes the world run on, maybe hot air,”

ROTFLOL! I love it.

That silly Gore making a fool of himself. He thinks he's doing great, though.

50 posted on 07/05/2006 6:43:52 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Good ol' Uncle Ralph Klein. LOL.


51 posted on 07/05/2006 8:06:27 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Al Gore is certifiably nuts.


52 posted on 07/05/2006 8:13:57 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: GMMAC

How about methane!!


53 posted on 07/05/2006 11:44:15 PM PDT by Fair Go
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To: Sub-Driver
Mr. Gore concluded that the United States must reduce its dependence on oil as the primary source of energy to save the planet from the devastating impact of global warming.

Ogre's Thoughts:
This clown flunked out of Law School and Divinity School. If he's to freaking stupid to complete either one of these, he can't possibly understand the complexities of weather patterns or economics or national security or anything that operates in more than one dimension.

54 posted on 07/06/2006 12:01:29 AM PDT by GreenOgre (mohammed is the false prophet of a false god.)
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To: L,TOWM

the 55 gallons of oil in a barrel may not heat for a year
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For the record a "barrel" of oil is not 55 gallons, I believe it is 32 gallons.


55 posted on 07/06/2006 3:06:25 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anybody still believe this is a free country?)
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To: RipSawyer

Already replied to and its 42. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.


56 posted on 07/06/2006 5:10:56 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat [This is some nasty...])
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To: Sub-Driver
Mr. Gore's views are simply not realistic.

What, if any, is the connection between the Teapot Dome scandal and Al Gore?

The scandal involved bribing someone in government to allow drilling the Teapot Dome field just outside of Casper, Wyo., and the Elk Hills field in Bakersfield, Calif.

However, the Elk Hill Naval oil reserves were sold during the Clinton administration. I am under the impression that Vice President Al Gore had a connection to the buyer.

57 posted on 07/06/2006 8:05:38 AM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: Sub-Driver

And they have to tear up four tonnes of landscape, all for one barrel of oil.

At 150 lbs/sq ft that is 6 sq yards per barrell.
Thats 1.3 million barrels per cubic mile.


58 posted on 07/06/2006 8:12:07 AM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: calljack

of course I ment 150 lbs/cubic ft oops.


59 posted on 07/06/2006 8:13:50 AM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: L,TOWM

Thank you, it appears we both learned something. I think I knew once that it was 42 but things seem to get scrambled sometimes, I wonder if it has anything to do with all this white hair on my head 8 0 )


60 posted on 07/07/2006 8:43:49 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anybody still believe this is a free country?)
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