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Old 01-22-2018, 08:03 PM   #874 (permalink)
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I once watched Eugene Water & Electric board employees drop $25,000 worth of copper into a landfill. It was in transformers filled with PCB.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interp...nsport_Network

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The Interplanetary Transport Network (ITN)[1] is a collection of gravitationally determined pathways through the Solar System that require very little energy for an object to follow. The ITN makes particular use of Lagrange points as locations where trajectories through space are redirected using little or no energy. These points have the peculiar property of allowing objects to orbit around them, despite lacking an object to orbit. While they use little energy, the transport can take a very long time. Shane Ross has said "Due to the long time needed to achieve the low energy transfers between planets, the Interplanetary Superhighway is impractical for transfers such as from Earth to Mars at present."[2]
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds -- Charles Mackay 1841

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