On Oct 12, 8:56 pm, email@example.com (Mark Finn) wrote:
I suppose one could ponder how to forge iron with a sustainable,
renewable resource. Perhaps solar, or maybe geothermal or waste heat
from composting ethanol by-products. Or maybe the methane from the
septic tank, perhaps?
Burning wood or charcoal may tamper with some tree-hugger's dreams of
euphoric, continent-spanning old growth forest-to-be. And propane and
coal are fossil fuels - just what China is using to warm up the
Me, I wonder what happens to the CO2 that I use for shielding gas for
my MIG welder.
Two scrap yards down the road from me are mangling a lot of old farm
implements and other chunks of metal, I guess to send to China.
Otherwise, how will we be able to by fresh strap and other forms of
steel, to continue this present "rebound"? Once the taxes and regs
kick in, there won't be many steel mills opening their doors over here
in the States.
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