Coal in Maine?

Re: Coal in Maine?

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:06 pm

Hey hey, no picking on samhll, he is getting old and feeble. Keeps repeating himself over and over. :roll:

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Re: Coal in Maine?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:27 pm

You got to watch out for those pesky NY Times reports...here is one from October 28th 1900 saying there is enough coal in Maine to supply the whole world...their words, not mine...

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40F10FE3F5B11738DDDA10A94D8415B808CF1D3
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Re: Coal in Maine?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:42 pm

Today I wouldn't trust the NYT as far as I could throw the building the Gray Lady is housed in. There was a time though that the Times was a respectable paper.

The NYT was quoting someone in the article. The Times didn't make the statement per se
NoSmoke wrote:there is enough coal in Maine to supply the whole world
The article you posted is interesting and it could have been true. 112 years ago. ;)

It wouldn't surprise me at all if there is vast amounts of coal up in Maine. But Maine much like Taxachusetts is full of Left Wing Tree Hugging Nut Cases and you and I both know no coal is going to mined in these parts till Hell freezes over. Despite the jobs and clean fuel source it would provide for a region that has been depressed for years and years.
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Re: Coal in Maine?

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:48 pm

But Maine much like Taxachusetts is full of Left Wing Tree Hugging Nut Cases


Yup, and because the major wood harvesting companies have been "strip mining" all their land in the Eastern end that I am familiar with, right down to windrows of soda can sized wood, I suspect that decisions have already been made about the future of Maine woods. Decisions not made in the public eye that is.

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Re: Coal in Maine?

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:32 pm

There is a mining project starting up in the North Maine Wood...sponsered by J.D. Irving...Not for coal though!
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Re: Coal in Maine?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:29 pm

No argument from me; unfortunately Maine has been in a depression for years and I do not think it is a coincidence that the Democrats have been in power for the last 40 years either.

When I worked on the railroad, the Union Boys asked me who I was going to vote for, and knowing I was picking a fight, said, "Straight Republican."

They said, "You are Union, you can't do that. We vote for Democrats."

That was when I said, "Well the Democrats have been in power here for 40 years, and during that time Union's have gone from 56% of the working force, down to 15%; the way I see it, with numbers like that we would be better off to vote Republican because it sure the heck can't hurt us any more then the Democrats have!"

They did not say much. It is hard to argue about numbers when they don't know them as good as you. :D
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Re: Coal in Maine?

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:51 pm

I don't know of a Democrat that you could convince with any numbers no matter what they were or how right you were. They claim the moral high ground because they CARE for people. As the ad said on tv down here before the election, "People before Profits". NIce ring to it, no profits , no jobs, no taxes, NO welfare for people. Hence steal it from the rich.
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Re: Coal in Maine?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:19 am

Well unfortunately, I have always worked for the rich so I have no issue with them. Now my latest employer is not a "rich person" per se, and the only one I have ever had that was not a single rich guy running the company, but rather a large corporation that has only one customer: the US Taxpayer. Go figure.

Gold Gilded Flower: I am not sure how much gold the flower has on it. Roses are quite heavy as flowers themselves, so to be gilded in gold would make it heavier but as to the gold to flower weight ratio: I have no idea. My wife's ex-husband had money and could buy things like this, so it is conceivable that it is a very expensive. We did some rudimentary tries at pawning it off for cash for gold places but none seemed to want it. I am also not sure how hard it would be to smelt the gold off the flower and get the dross off the pure gold???

As for coal in Maine: I have been researching around and cannot find anything on the subject in Maine anyway. I know Maine has a few deep peat bogs that might start the process, but I am not sure we have the right topography and circumstances to have that peat bog covered with sediment, the proper pressure applied eons ago to produce it. I know Maine did build two boilers that would convert peat into electricity, but I think they have been shut down now due to environment regulations. I know when I was visiting Ireland, we stayed at a farmers house that burned peat for home heating. It barely threw off any heat, smelled to high heavens, but you could go to the local store and buy it by the bag...kind of like we buy coal here. Granted it is so warm over there though that peat is really all they would need. When we were there, it was February and some of the coldest weather they had seen in 10 years. They had snow and actually had to "put grit down"...what we call sanding the road in Maine.
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