|US find 1 trillion Afghanista|
|04:58:04 Jun 14th 10 - Mr. Roxbury Redux:|
U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan
Turns out Afghanistan has $1 trillion worth of mineral deposits such as lithium (needed in cell phone batteries etc) and the US "just now" discovered it.
Was there ever any doubt why the US kept fighting in Afghanistan.. after the Al Qaeda was gone?
|05:26:36 Jun 14th 10 - Mr. Arthur Dent:|
Lol, yeah the US is totally gonna take all that lithium. This is great news I say. This will give the Afganistani economy a big boost. Ofc there are down sides to this as well, but I think on the whole this could be used to make Afghanistan a much better place, if it's dealt with correctly.
|05:52:44 Jun 14th 10 - Mr. Sage Salamon:|
:P likes to point out that 1 trillion was about the amount US was in debt a while ago :P.... hahha >.< coincidences? :P maybe :P who knows :P
|09:33:53 Jun 14th 10 - Mr. Exodus:|
would really help thats only 1/8 of our national debt now so thats nice but not really that helpful
|10:18:34 Jun 14th 10 - Mr. Heimdall:|
Does anyone really belive that american officials let such valuable data "gather dust" for years? Obviously this has been discussed by (afghan and) american officials for years to be able to prepare the country for an extreme mining raid before any of the other supernations lays their dirty paws on the wealth.
Well played america.
|16:43:40 Jun 14th 10 - Mr. Path:|
Yeah, like everyone is lining up to go send mining teams into Afghanistan, lol.....dolt
|17:23:27 Jun 14th 10 - Mr. The Binh Loser:|
A total $1 trillion of mineral deposits?
|00:08:38 Jun 15th 10 - Mr. Arthur Dent:|
Actually I was wrong earlier, well kind-of
|02:02:46 Jun 15th 10 - Mr. Gladiatorul:|
Arthur, just ask yourself how much money are into weapons manufacturing in US, who are the sharehoders of those institutions and and what's would happen with those companies if there won't be consumption of weapons (and thus wars).
|02:17:09 Jun 15th 10 - Mr. Arthur Dent:|
Trust me, I know some people are making big bucks on these wars. But that's not the main reason. There are multiple reasons we are in these wars, the biggest one is more control of the government. Ofc there are a few weapons manufacturers making a lot of money who want to stay in this war, but again, that's no the only reason.
|04:08:50 Jun 15th 10 - Mr. Exender The Nacre Samurai:|
none of it US property
|06:10:59 Jun 15th 10 - Mr. The Binh Loser:|
Tut tut Arthur. You're still young. You don't know much of the world yet... :P
|06:13:36 Jun 15th 10 - Mr. Arthur Dent:|
Ok Bihn ;)
|19:39:53 Jun 17th 10 - Mr. Kamikaze:|
Afg already had over 5 trillion in Oil lmao guess what it caused... it caused WAR this Mineral thing will also cause WAR unless America takes over and keeps troops there forever
|18:46:18 Jun 20th 10 - Emperor Palpatine:|
just to point out that the US government doesn't really mine anything....that the largest mining companies are shareholder companies....two of which are Australian technically, one is swiss and the other is brazilian....nobody else is the ballpark of these four.
define 1 trillion...is that profit after extraction cost...or total value of the minerals itself which means the mining company gets a fraction of this(and then pays royalties on it)...still it would be a lot of money if there was no sovereign risk involved....but making the report public just makes it more likely China will go in and snap it up themselves, since they don't have shareholders to worry about risk and return and they can provide the security for the project too.
in a nutshell...it means nothing.
|06:17:11 Jun 21st 10 - Lady Megan Fox:|
20:02:46 Jun 14th 10 - Mr. Gladiatorul:
00:10:59 Jun 15th 10 - Mr. The Binh Loser:
Actually...you have much yet to learn Glad and TBL :) The US defense budget has largely remained static during peace and war; The same amount of money goes for troopsies and new toys...the more troopsies you have to pay (ie. now with the wars), it actually means LESS money for new toys for 'em (I was in the defense industry for half a decade :P).
The one way wars help the military industry is actually as a proving ground/demonstration for other countries to buy, but by and large none of the other nations that spend a lot of money on equipment by from US manufacturers anyways. The amount they gain in additional sales pales in how much less of the US budget they get.
|08:46:48 Jun 21st 10 - Mr. Arthur Dent:|
Hey my name's underlined... Cool.
|10:14:15 Jun 21st 10 - Sir Ophiucus:|
|17:14:41 Jun 21st 10 - Mr. Arthur Dent:|
On both of Lady's copy&pastes my name is underlined in yellow. It might just be my computer. But it's a little weird.
|22:21:31 Jun 21st 10 - Sir Ophiucus:|
Yer it might be your computer cause I cant see any yellow underlined Athrur words
|22:43:00 Jun 21st 10 - Lady Megan Fox:|
It's b/c u have Skype, it installs a common name highlighter so that'll it'll automatically highlight/link based on certain keywords...it just messed up in this case, linking to straight back to the VU home page not takin' ya anywhere:
onmuseout="leoHighlightsHandleMouseOut('leoHighlights_Underline_1')" leohighlights_keywords="arthur" leohighlights_url_top="http%3A//shortcuts.thebrowserhighlighter.com/leonardo/plugin/highlights/3_1/tbh_highlightsTop.jsp?keywords%3Darthur%26domain%3Dvisual-utopia.com" leohighlights_url_bottom="http%3A//shortcuts.thebrowserhighlighter.com/leonardo/plugin/highlights/3_1/tbh_highlightsBottom.jsp?keywords%3Darthur%26domain%3Dvisual-utopia.com" leohighlights_underline="true">Arthur</leo_highlight>
|00:22:50 Jun 23rd 10 - Mr. Bruiant:|
I dont have Skype and his name is underlined for me. So that cant be why.
|01:54:56 Jun 23rd 10 - Mr. Arthur Dent:|
Only cool people can see it. It's too sexy for everyone else s eyes.
|18:17:34 Jun 26th 10 - Mr. Vuggy:|
That can't be right cuz i can see it.
|00:35:53 Jun 27th 10 - Mr. Bugger:|
Fools! everyone can see it! yup i always been known as the party crasher :D
|16:29:47 Jun 27th 10 - Mr. Vuggy:|
Oh.. for a second I thought I was cool... :(
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