Danny Breslin

How it is…

Rare Earth: Afghanistan Sits on $1 Trillion in Minerals – NBC News

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/rare-earth-afghanistan-sits-1-trillion-minerals-n196861
But they told us it was about democracy and freedom….

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August 9, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

12 Comments »

  1. But its a filthy process to extract it and get it into a usable form. Australia is flushed with the stuff too, but the environment shitstorm that goes with the production has always ruled out even opening a single mine.

    Comment by john zande | August 9, 2015 | Reply

    • Yes but Australia, for some unknown reason (joking mate), is considered a civilized 1st world country, so people care. Who’s going to stand up for the Afghans and their environment?
      By the way my friend, thanks for looking after the ashes for us. They’re home again.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | August 9, 2015 | Reply

      • Well, exactly. Even the Chinese don’t really like producing rare earth’s, so it looks like we civilised folk will shift that responsibility to the more primitive bastards who have no idea we’re about to fuck their environment. Sad.

        Comment by john zande | August 9, 2015

      • As long as it’s not ruining the poppy fields, otherwise Wall Street would collapse!

        Comment by Danny Breslin | August 9, 2015

      • LOL!

        Comment by john zande | August 9, 2015

      • Yes, the Ashes. You’re welcome. Thankfully, we don’t get live coverage down here 🙂

        Comment by john zande | August 9, 2015

      • You wouldn’t want to watch it. I took Thursday afternoon off to watch it and the Aussie first innings was already over. I won’t crow over it because I know we’ll get destroyed again down under on the flat pitches.

        Comment by Danny Breslin | August 9, 2015

  2. What a pity! But as you say, who cares! Stay well, and watchful.

    Comment by mj | August 9, 2015 | Reply

    • Hi, haven’t heard from you for ages. Hope you’re well my friend.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | August 9, 2015 | Reply

      • I’m well, thanks. I keep trying to get on WordPress more regularly, but am able to in fits and starts only. Earning a living is BAD business, as you know.
        Hope you and Mrs B are in the best of health and enjoying the summer. 🙂

        Comment by mj | August 9, 2015

      • I’ve got her decorating upstairs. Keeps her busy while I watch the football.

        Comment by Danny Breslin | August 9, 2015

      • I can imagine… hard work keeping track of the football among that bunch of rowdy chaps!

        Comment by mj | August 9, 2015


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