Monday, January 28, 2013

Shrill's Family Tree

By Jeff Simpson

Shrill Labarre, was caught on video talking to her family tree.   One would think that if Shrill had found an Ent, she could have at least found an intelligent one!   I personally would have figured that Shril's family lineage would have been that of a bunch of rocks, but trees make sense also.  

H/T Blue Cheddar:

Unfortunately the three time assembly loser, and failed recall leader, would have picked up on the hint  of her perpetual rejection by her friends and neighbors that they have no interest in anything she has to say.  Unfortunately this time she comes very well funded, to the great dismay of the people and wildlife of Northern Wisconsin. 

By the way Shrill, it turns out Global Climate Change is worse than we even thought! 

Lord Stern, author of the government-commissioned review on climate change that became the reference work for politicians and green campaigners, now says he underestimated the risks, and should have been more “blunt” about the threat posed to the economy by rising temperatures.

In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Stern, who is now a crossbench peer, said: “Looking back, I underestimated the risks. The planet and the atmosphere seem to be absorbing less carbon than we expected, and emissions are rising pretty strongly. Some of the effects are coming through more quickly than we thought then.”

Looks like someone forgot to tell the tree!  

EDIT NOTE:  Looks like we have uncovered the unedited version of Shrillee and the Tree!  Enjoy!


  1. AFP lies. Tailings are what's left over after ore has been processed. Those are piles of waste rock, not ore, next to the Montreal river. The Montreal mine was a shaft mine, not an open pit. They dug shafts because the ore body was so rich, it could be shipped directly to the mills for processing into iron and steel.

    Similarly, with the most recent copper/gold mine to be permitted, the Flambeau mine, had ore so rich it was shipped to Canada for processing.

    Gogebic will process on-site to enrich the ore, and dump the tailings back into the same pit.

    Is it just me, or is it weird they're using "My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean", a song about a dead lover, as their background music?

  2. Not only that... the ore quality is really, really low. 20 to 30 percent taconite. I have an elderly friend who is a retired mining engineer. He once worked at a mine in Sweden that produced 90 percent plus ore. That kind of ore goes straight to the smelter. GTAC claims they have a "Magnetic" process that will help them improve the quality of the crappy taconite, onsite -- but it will require large amounts of water. And probably huge amounts of energy, since 20 to 30 percent taconite ore barely registers on the magnetic attraction scale.

    Some people think this mining bill isn't about mining iron ore at all. The low quality ore has always been there, when US Steel had the rights to it. They never bothered, because it's of such low quality. The purpose of the bill is to re-write the mining regulations, generally, in order to make sand fracking in the state easier. And to make sure that any environmental costs of sand fracking (pumping water and chemicals into the ground) are mitigated for the companies responsible.

  3. Oops, that should be 20 to 30 percent "hematite" not taconite, above. My bad.