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Oct 22 2016
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Sure, but I am talking about technophobe parents aimlessly bitching about “those blasted iPads” perhaps using them to enhance their child’s life and learning. It’s very simple watch a cartoon and then instead of just letting it be a cartoon to take an iPad app with a simple stop motion software and teaching their Read more

Oct 21 2016
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I have a degree in education. I can assure you that while I don’t recommend endless unmonitored hours of any activity for any child, understanding incorporated technology and applying it effectively across curriculum isn’t just a piece of cake for all children. Many children need to be taught how to effectively Read more

Oct 21 2016
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every single class my kids have in school has a tech crossed curriculum. Even my sons music elective is a “music/production” class where his guitar solos are imported into a iPad app and manipulated into different beats. Last week his project was to turn an AC/DC riff into dubstep. Only the Digital natives will Read more

Oct 13 2016
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Mary Wollstonecraft shaking her head at this comment right now.

Oct 12 2016
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This pilot must not have kids or at least not kids who talk to him. My 13 year old has spent hours telling me how Black Panther is THE BEST Marvel super hero because not only is he King of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced countries on Marvel’s earth, and so blessed with the wealth power and technology Read more

Sep 19 2016
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Since Winnie the Pooh was modelled after an actual toy bear of milne’s actual son Christopher Robin, I am going to bet that not only the pooh bear but his whole entourage of anthropomorphized animals were all meant to represent various stuffed animals magically imbued with life by the power of a child’s imagination as Read more

Sep 3 2016
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They did. they had lots of tricks. Like coating their tools in thick coats of wax so they didn’t spark and accidentally ignite anything when they were working metal on metal in the capping stage. The explosives were in drums surrounded by flame retardant chemicals though so not exactly a stick of dynamite in a well Read more

Sep 3 2016
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boots and coots were one of the first crews to arrive. They would have done preliminary tests on a well to see how the fire responded based on its level of crude to salt water or sand etc and what the most efficient capping system for all 650 wells-then they have to flare As a controlled burn to keep oil from spilling Read more

Sep 3 2016
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Perhaps. I don’t think there’s a true understanding of exactly what capping an oil well is. It’s not a “fire”. It’s literally like a manifestation of hell. Nobody is bored. You can’t even get near it. It is over 2000 degrees, you need to get into some crazy mad max vehicle to go within multiple hundreds of feet of it Read more

Sep 3 2016
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I wouldn’t put much stock in it. I checked and there was one well reignited. the finale well fire which was a large fire and was extinguished and then was re-ignited in a more controlled burn so that the emir could ceremoniously extinguish it again on nov 6 1991.

Sep 3 2016
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I know where they were and what they had. The last well was temp-capped early in November 1991. Safety boss rigged the well so that it could be capped by the emir of Kuwait himself. So who was setting off well fires in 93-94?

Sep 3 2016
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I’d be interested to see that documentary. I’ve spent hours and hours and hours watching unedited “home movies” of the men in Kuwait doing everything from burying the dead they came upon on site to capping wells to cleaning up oil spills to recapping wells once all the fires were put out To taking shits in the Read more

Sep 3 2016
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It was estimated to take five years plus and they put the last temporary cap on at nine months. They didn’t start new fires though that’s media bullshit. The caps they put on in those first nine months were temporary caps meant to immediately contain the wells then over the course of the next several years crews went Read more

Sep 3 2016
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My uncle was part of the Canadian safety boss crew that went into Kuwait to extinguish the fires in the 90's. They capped 180 of the 600 fires. This is a good article with interviews from some of the other men ( not my uncle) who were also on the ground there capping the wells. http://www.albertaoilmagazine.com/2012/08 Read more

Aug 25 2016
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What kind of stupid little shit punches a lady holding a bunch of fucking bugs.

Aug 25 2016
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that’s a pretty tenuous line of reasoning to expect me to apologize. The facts are that The book of Shadows: Blair witch 2 is an undeniable steaming pile of shit, and there’s no saying that Jeffrey Donovan wouldn’t have found another vehicle for his eventual resurrection, perhaps even bypassing this Blair witch fiasco Read more

Aug 25 2016
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That’s right. Leave all the snacks right there. I will be along shortly to make sure the snacks are “ok”