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  •  Indeed. (1+ / 0-)
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    blue in NC

    Cyanide and mercury are the poisons that extract gold from rock, and artisanal gold mining is one of the world's biggest polluters, using both of these chemicals in massive levels with no oversight.  

    Gold is used for vanity, but also as the world's currency standard, and for computer hardware.  It's value is now immeasurable, so people are willing to risk their lives to mine it.

    Sarah Palin: All pistol and no squint.

    by CanyonWren on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 09:00:08 AM PDT

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    •  Not so much risk THEIR lives... (1+ / 0-)
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      more like risk our lives. :-(

      "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

      by blue in NC on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 09:10:37 AM PDT

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