Undertoad Wednesday Oct 29 02:28 PM
10/29/2003: Nasal Rangers
Leah Wednesday Oct 29 04:30 PM
WOW, this is the first time I've been first to comment.
tjennings Wednesday Oct 29 05:34 PM
Stand downwind of an Iowa pig farm and ask why. I live in Iowa and would be happy to wear that most days.
Leah Wednesday Oct 29 05:45 PM
Oh I see. Can't say that I've ever been to a pig farm or smelt one 4 that case, but I believe you.
SteveDallas Wednesday Oct 29 06:33 PM
I must be missing something. Some kind of industrial waste, I can understand. What are farmers who are in violation supposed to do? make their livestock shit less?
breakingnews Wednesday Oct 29 07:52 PM
I wonder if that thing could be converted into some sort of vaporizer for smoking pot ... that'd be super duper dank.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Oct 29 07:59 PM
Mojo The Monkey Wednesday Oct 29 08:10 PM
Modern feedlots aren't anything like you're imagining. Imagine over 10 thousand hogs or up to two million chickens in a single location.
Here's a photo of the inside of a feedlot. Notice how densely packed the animals are?
Here's an aerial photo of a feedlot.
Each and every one of those buildings are filled just as densely as in the previous photo with hogs. And the brown "lake" across the road? Well, let's just say it's not water in that lake. Pig manure is liquid. And it stinks. A lot. People living downwind from some of these giant factory farms are concerned about the health effects. The air and soil in these areas are contaminated with excess ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and high levels of e. coli bacteria.
Maybe these factory farmers can't make their livestock shit less, but they can choose not to pack them in so densely. Or they could choose to treat the manure, using the same techniques used to treat human sewage. But they don't because that will cut in to their profits, and we all know that profitability is more important than human health or environmental safety.
(edit. Sorry if I sound too pissy. Factory Farms make Mojo unhappy.)
SteveDallas Wednesday Oct 29 08:51 PM
Thanks for the enlightenment.
bjlhct Wednesday Oct 29 11:14 PM
What do you think about DeltaPark then Mojo?
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Oct 30 12:01 AM
There might be another solution, Mojo. These guys in Philly that came up with the process to make oil from any carbon based crap (pun) might be the solution. They're building a unit right next to the Tyson processing plant to turn the feathers, bones and crap into oil for heat and hot water for the plant. Warren Buffet has put up a couple million to make this happen.
bjlhct Thursday Oct 30 12:42 AM
It's called thermal depolymerization, and the Deltapark people are probably all over it too. Waste disposal, sure. Feedlots are already big enough though.
Elspode Thursday Oct 30 01:06 AM
I gotta ask...they dilute the surrounding air seven times...with *what*?
Elspode Thursday Oct 30 01:11 AM
I love the Internet. Here's a link to the operating manual for the device...
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Oct 30 05:06 AM
My buddy lives in southern Lancaster county near the Buck. Giving directions to his house from here it's "Cross the Octararo and make a left at the pig farm." "How will I know which is the pig farm?" "Oh, you'll know!!"
Scopulus Argentarius Thursday Oct 30 07:38 AM
Concerning the 3 man design team of the Nasal Ranger...
mlandman Thursday Oct 30 12:12 PM
Mojo The Monkey Thursday Oct 30 08:00 PM
bjlhct Thursday Oct 30 10:27 PM
Well, right, subsidies would be required.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Oct 30 10:41 PM
bjlhct Friday Oct 31 12:05 AM
Right, it's a good idea, it just seems weird. Weird is OK though.
bjlhct Monday Nov 10 07:19 PM
dave Monday Nov 10 07:24 PM