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  • These Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery | ArchDaily

    https://www.archdaily.com/796918/the...e-wood-joinery

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    • How Alberta’s biggest oil companies are still raking in billions | The Narwhal

      https://thenarwhal.ca/how-albertas-b...g-in-billions/

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      • 2008 article:

        “That’s about four times stronger than average high-strength steel. “

        http://www.resqmed.com/BoronSteel1.pdf

        “The type of boron steel used on vehicles today has extremely high strength. Boron steel can have a yield point of about 1,350–1,400 N/mm2 (196,000–203,000 psi). That’s about four times stronger than average high-strength steel. But the process used to make it that strong takes away some of the steel’s workability properties, such as being able to cut it.

        Boron Steel Applications

        With new vehicle safety legislation and increased fuel prices, automotive manufacturers have responded with greater car body stiffness and lower body weight for both safety and fuel efficiency. The fields of materials development, engineering, and manufacturing have been working together to achieve these goals. Advanced steels, new forming processes, and new press concepts have been adopted to achieve weight reduction with improved crash worthiness.

        The introduction of Boron steel was found primarily on European vehicles (dash cross-member on the 2002 Porsche Cayenne SUV, the safety bar around the rear seats on the 2003 Porsche Boxster, door strengthening beams on the 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera, and the inner centre pillars on the 2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class). Volvo probably uses boron steel the most (On bumper reinforcements, door strengthening beams and seat recliner brackets on the 2004 Volvo S40 sedan and 2005 V50 station wagon). The 2003 Volvo XC90 SUV has additional applications of boron steel, in the windscreen pillars and gussets in the centre pillars where they meet with the roof side channel and sill and as rear body panels. Globally most vehicle manufactures feature boron steel in their 2004 model range in some form or another.
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        • Unused pipeline = zero risk of spills etc.


          No business case for TMX, says former Liberal environment minister | CBC News

          https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...-tmx-1.5177162

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          • Boy, talk about burying the lede:

            The largest single demand source for heavy crude remains the United States, but the fastest-growing market is Asia, said Kevin Birn, a North America crude oil market analyst at IHS Markit.

            People sometimes refer to Asia as code for China, but the continent is an immense market containing India, Japan, Korea and others, Birn said. It's looking for a variety of crude, both in terms of quality and geographic source, he added.


            Refineries can be reconfigured to process different oil types, but it's hard to justify doing so for Alberta crude if they can't get it on a consistent basis, he added.


            "In the absence of having meaningful export capacity, there is no market for Canadian crude," Birn said. "But if there is meaningful export capacity, there is a market for Canadian crude."
            There hasn't been a market for exporting Canadian crude to China, because there hasn't been a steady supply. Go figure. If there's supply, a market will form.

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            • Just like Canadian canola. Wait, what?

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              • Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                Just like Canadian canola. Wait, what?
                Or steel, or dairy, or cows...

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                • Or cattle....cows are mothers only.
                  Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                  • Anyone thinking that not shipping our oil will result in less being consumed in the world is very wrong. Other countries just supply that amount that’s needed. Please be smarter people.
                    Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                    • A car for our roads.

                      1971 Citroën DS - Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube
                      https://youtu.be/kzW_ERSgFRY

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                      • Cheaper than spending $100,000 - $200,000 on playground structures, plus the bureaucratic time and the fundraising time.

                        https://www.iheartartsncrafts.com/12...ose-old-tires/

                        https://www.iheartartsncrafts.com/12...res/image1.png

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                        • The ecosystem destruction of 86% is pretty shocking

                          “4 out of 5 species declining on Sask. grasslands”

                          https://globalnews.ca/video/5410343/...ask-grasslands

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                          • Originally posted by Drumbones View Post
                            Anyone thinking that not shipping our oil will result in less being consumed in the world is very wrong. Other countries just supply that amount that’s needed. Please be smarter people.
                            Or, to state it another way, "If you can't be part of the solution, be part of the problem"

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                            • Just like you, just like every human on earth. Maybe mass suicide is the answer to saving the planet. We are breathing in too much oxygen and emitting carbon dioxide. Nasty.
                              Last edited by Drumbones; 23-06-2019, 01:17 PM.
                              Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                              • 7.8 billion rotting corpses would just add to the climate problem.
                                Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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