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    Maybe they should put up a billboard?

    The MSN homepage keeps bumping this story to the top of their news. I'm not sure that I would want this publicized, as it seems like a prime target for a bunch of terrorists with a few extra RPG's laying around.

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    Re: Maybe they should put up a billboard?

    This was my favorite part of the article:

    "Sitting in a picturesque valley 45 miles along the Tigris River north of Mosul, the earthen dam has one fundamental problem: It was built on top of gypsum, which dissolves when it comes into contact with water."




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    Re: Maybe they should put up a billboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by iceclone View Post
    This was my favorite part of the article:

    "Sitting in a picturesque valley 45 miles along the Tigris River north of Mosul, the earthen dam has one fundamental problem: It was built on top of gypsum, which dissolves when it comes into contact with water."

    I didn't catch that part! What ingenuity on their part! An automatically dissolving dam.....what could be wrong with that?



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    Re: Maybe they should put up a billboard?

    Boom goes the dynamite!


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    Re: Maybe they should put up a billboard?

    It's not as bad as the "how to terrorize the East Coast" lessons the MSM was trying to give to terrorists vis-a-vis the Indian Island Reactor a few years back.

    I guess the urinalists couldn't get a terrorist to bite on that "project."


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