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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:17 AM
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Mountain of cow manure that spontaneously combusted is now just smoldering


A huge mountain of cow manure is seen smoldering at a feedlot near Milford, Neb., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. The estimated 2,000-ton pile of burning cow manure spontaneously combusted about two months ago and continues to smolder despite attempts to douse it. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/050128/480/ah...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:18 AM
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1. ~*if you're goin' to Milford Nebraska......be sure to wear......*~
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:19 AM
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2. that's some tourist attraction!
:wow:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:21 AM
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4. Hell I'd go just to see the "attempts to douse it"
:bounce: :scared:
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:20 AM
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3. Did they really think a 2000 ton
pile of shit was a good idea?

:D
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:21 AM
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5. Yeah...uh...check with Bob in city planning on that one
I think that was his idea
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:22 AM
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8. Hey, they elected identical ones President and VP n/t
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:26 AM
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13. 66% for W (former football coach Tom Osborne took in a whopping 87%)
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:26 AM by underpants
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:19 AM
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16. I heard he's banking on catching the Hubble with it
:D
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:21 AM
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6. Holy steaming pile of shit!
That's funny! Well, not really, if you consider all the methane that was released into the atmosphere...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:22 AM
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9. It is "the perfect sh*tstorm"
Good point about the methane. How long do you think it will take the anti-environment crowd to get that into their talking points?
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:34 AM
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18. The largest source of annual atmospheric methane...
...is TERMITES!

Aren't facts fun???
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:29 AM
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24. that is interesting
I love collections of factoids like that

Did you know sheeps urine was once used a a cure for the plague?
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:22 AM
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7. Where you goin' Johnny?
I'm goin' skiin' there's fresh powder over on cowshit mountain!

One of my skiing friends once told me Nebraska didn't have shit when it came to mountains. . . I guess I'll have to tell him he was wrong :) :) :)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:23 AM
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11. Good luck Johnny
:hi:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:23 AM
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10. and here i thought there wasn't shit in Nebraska
:7
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:08 AM
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15. Hey! And here I always thought I was hot shit!
;-)
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:26 AM
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12. Finally a monument for the Reagan/Bu$h years!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:26 AM
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14. I wonder if their Congressman-Tom Osborne- set that up
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:01 AM
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22. Yay! We no longer need the Reagan dime!
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:27 AM
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17. Thanks For the Photo
I didn't get close enough to Bush's ranch in Crawford during my trip to Texas last week to get a photo for myself.

:-)
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:40 AM
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19. The sad part of it to a farmer like me is...
...all the man had to do was make a modest investment in a propane sterilization facility and he could have been bagging and selling that stuff by the semi load as garden compost. (The sterilizer heats the manure to kill off bacteria and also weed seeds.)

We're probably looking at millions of dollars of compost sitting in those piles, at around $1 a 50-pound bag wholesale. Now, rather than a revenue source, it has become an expense item in his operation.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:00 AM
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21. I am sure it will be shipped to a fertilizer plant
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:41 AM
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25. Well you learn something new everyday
I really meant this as a joke towards exploding shit not the farmers.

I understand that manure can get very hot and a pile this size was just waiting for it.

Yes that does seem like a great revenue source if they had managed it well. Maybe they just won't get as much out of it but still get something.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:46 PM
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33. what a waste of good waste materials!!! I was coveting it for
my compost ...sigh...
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:58 AM
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20. I hope all the tickets to manure mountain aren't sold out yet
I am hoping to see a huge, flaming pile of shit on my vacation
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:26 AM
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23. Going to Washington DC on vacation?
:evilgrin:
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:27 PM
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26. This is the before photo.
'Dumbya' the beginning.


That flatulent pussbag creates nothing but :mad: huge burning shit piles where ever he goes x(

ay ;-)



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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:29 PM
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27. That's hilarious
:thumbsup:
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:32 PM
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28. They look like regular li'l mountains,
good for climbing and such. I cannot believe they're actually huge piles of manure. Can we stop the farm subsidies yet? They've got plenty of fertilizer already.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
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29. Good Lord! I read your subject line and thought
you were talking about congress.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:33 PM
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30. Why couldn't they push it around with a bulldozer
before it got so flaming hot? :dunce:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:44 PM
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31. The bull was busy
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:43 PM
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32. No sex threads!
:D
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:47 PM
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34. Mount Bushmore
n/t
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:00 PM
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35. They're going to have to move the entire thing into smaller piles...
...to cool and extinguish it.
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