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Gregory Purcell

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  • US Says Mosul Dam faces serious risk of Collapse; Could Kill 1.4 Million
    • Gregory Purcell 03/02/2016 at 11:06 am

      There has been a lot of warning, this was written in 2007

      Mosul Dam, formerly known as Saddam Dam (Arabic: Sadd Saddam) is in danger of collapse. That's because the dam was built on unstable bedrock of gypsum that requires a constant infusion of grout to prevent the foundation from eroding and the giant earthen wall from collapsing. Over the years, engineers have pumped into the foundation more than 50,000 tons of a bentonite, cement, water, and air mixture. As the Washington Post explains, "Twenty-four clanging machines churn 24 hours a day to pump grout deep into the dam's base. And sinkholes form periodically as the gypsum dissolves beneath the structure."

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  • Romney Jumps the Shark: Libya, Egypt and the Butterfly Effect
    • Gregory Purcell 09/14/2012 at 1:40 pm

      It is now coming out the attack on the consulate was planed, there was a warning two days in advance. It should be safe to say the planning started well before that. the next logical question; was the translation into Arabic of the film just prior to 9/11 part of the plan? And was the production part of the plan? While it's more likely the producers were an unwitting accomplice I would dearly love to see them make that defense.

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