Re: Depleted Uranium (Reparations, withdrawal and Apology - whatever)
- Stephen and all interested,
Thank you, Stephen - one reply will do for me
the chemistry/physics/economics lesson from my previous message
will continue a step further - following this correction of a serious
flaw in my last message: Please note that the term 'tonnes/kilogrammes'
should be read as 'tonnes/1000 kilogrammes' - one ton/tonne is of course
(approximately) one thousand kilogram(me)s or about two thousand pounds
however you twist it.
In this remote part of the world we have the concept of 'brønn-pissing'
('well pissing') - not an honourable activity; to scourn your neighbour
and contaminate his well - source of life and respectability - to the
extreme. Now, this 'uranium missile' thing - in my opinion - doesn't
constitute just the unpleasantness and scorn of pissing out of bounds;
it is antisocial, major and massive pollution completely unheard of
since the final athmospheric nuclear bomb trials in the sixties - or
maybe since the 1986 Chernobyl 'glitch' (which actually made some heavy
and long lasting deposits up here).
To sum up and complete the previous lesson: Uranium is an elemental
metal and - to my knowledge - the heaviest element occurring naturally
on our beautiful, unstable planet (heavy metal, indeed - uranium) - and
you won't find a heavier Stone anywhere. Uranium-238 (U238) is the most
stable and by far the most abundant isotope of uranium (greater than
99%). For this reason it is also a major waste product of the
mining/extraction of uranium fuel for nuclear electric plants (and
Its density (as heavy as they come) makes it ideal for ammunition (it
will penetrate almost any shell or armour). As an added bonus uranium
is pyrophoric - it will self ignite and start a poisonous fire when
pulverised (as will occur upon impact of a bullet/missile) - aerosol
particles will spread within the target object (e.g. inside an armoured
vehicle) and also widely in the sorrounding environment. Its
radioactive properties makes U238 an active pollutant and poisonous
agent when inhaled (e.g. areosolic compounds created through burning) or
ingested (e.g. through contaminated water or foods). These properties
have been known and assumed effective and 'interesting' since the
Manhattan Project (http://www.xs4all.nl/~stgvisie/VISIE/caldicott.html).
Among other sources (Utah, Colorado, the Congo Basin . . .) uranium has
been reaped and raped (with a sneer - one might imagine) from sacred
places of the Chipewyan people of Saskatchewan in North West Canada -
just to be be dumped like well considered piles of shit in the Iraqui
desert and in Iraqui oasises - anywhere in the Iraqui home land (imagine
the sneer at each of these - to us - infinite numbers of explosive
excretions); now I wonder and ponder - who is sneering and laughing all
the way to the next bar?
Oh, show *me/us/us* the way to the next *whiskey* bar
Oh, don't ask why
*No/Oh/No*, don't ask why
For we must find *the/our/the* next *whiskey* bar
Or if we don't find *the/our/the* next *whiskey* bar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die
Oh, Moon of Alabama,
it's time to say good-bye
We've lost our good ol' mama,
and must have *whiskey*, oh, you know why
Yes I wonder - who is laughing, farting and sneering all the way to the
next bar . . .
(trying to keep my ass tightly shut)
PS: Some sample references for ambitious students:
History and premeditation:
Feeble (my word) explanations: http://www.nato.int/du/docu/d010306b.htm
Or try this for your very personal flavour:
(Now, there'll be a lightning test on monday)
Quote of the day
"Natural Uranium contains a mixture of U235 and U238 isotopes. It is
fuel nuclear reactors, which give us power."
'give us power' - indeed!
- "Thanks for the website, Flemming!:)It is beautiful and it was
interesting to check some of the people. Of course I didn't know
any, just one, Linda Goodman, because a friend of mine liked her
very much, she made
sense for her (didn't happen to me...)"
Yes,it's a neat website,including all these Twentieth Century
astrologers,yet I think there are some omissions,like Irene
Christensen,a fine danish astr.,Heinrich Kündig (who invented a
complicated correction method) or Conrad Moricand (who,btw,was not a
nice guy,and Henry Miller wrote a whole book about that!)
Hitler went to a fortuneteller.
"When will I die?", he wanted to know.
"You'll die on a jewish holiday", the fortuneteller said, after
examining Hitler's left hand.
"WHICH jewish holiday?", Hitler urged.
"Who cares ?", the astrologer said,
"when you die, it IS a jewish holiday".
Well,Gris,may Jupiter,the Good Fortune planet be with You!