Undertoad Tuesday Apr 20 02:18 PM
4/20/2004: Woman collects rust
Troubleshooter Tuesday Apr 20 02:20 PM
I'm guessing that someone uses its unique chemical properties or something?
Elspode Tuesday Apr 20 02:51 PM
That is .004545 per #.
CzinZumerzet Tuesday Apr 20 03:32 PM
Oppression in paradise. I wonder what company, what corporation back up the line is keeping her under the jackboot.
CzinZumerzet Tuesday Apr 20 03:33 PM
PS. Incredible picture by the way, thanks for posting it.
Kitsune Tuesday Apr 20 03:50 PM
Someone out there is producing some really cheap thermite.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Apr 20 06:19 PM
The sad part is, she's very happy to have a chance to do it.
Leah Tuesday Apr 20 08:01 PM
Send her over my way, I've got rust coming through on my car.
Beestie Tuesday Apr 20 08:25 PM
I did not ask Leah what kind of car she drives. I did not account for the fact that the seats aren't made of metal and, therefore, cannot possibly be converted to rust even though I do acknowledge and understand that they might undergo oxidation, the byproduct thereof would not, in fact, be iron-oxide so I just wanted you to know that I know. Also, I do realize that her car probably isn't all rust or else it wouldn't really be a car. I used a literary device known as "hyperbole" to make my point and wasn't really serious. Any other factual errors in the calculations used in my post are hereby disclaimed and disowned and I can bear no responsibility if that woman actually reads this post and catches the next plane over here to scoop up some rust.
Leah Tuesday Apr 20 08:37 PM
I'm sorry to say that the amount of rust on my Honda would not be sufficient for a wage. Although living on the beaches here in Sydney I'm sure there are plenty of cars that could be a good little earner for her. Go girl go.
onetrack Tuesday Apr 20 09:01 PM
To get the correct perspective on the pic, and corporate greed .. all you need, is an adjoining pic .. of the scrap company CEO dining on caviar and $250 bottles of wine, on the company expense account .. and then climbing into his $250,000 BMW to drive to the office to collect his $20,000 weekly pay packet .. where he will spend a few seconds to organise the sacking of the above lady, and her immediate family and friends .. because it will improve the corporate bottom line, and return to shareholders .. not to mention, the necessary pay rise it will earn him, for being financially astute ..
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Apr 20 09:17 PM
Oh come now, that never really happens. Does it?
Sun_Sparkz Tuesday Apr 20 09:33 PM
I am an assistant in a HUGE financial company with all my fellow collegues being big cats just like the one descibed.. and let me asure you.. yes, it DOES happen.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Apr 20 10:34 PM
Sparkz, Monday we had a meeting with my bosses, bosses, boss.
Sun_Sparkz Tuesday Apr 20 10:36 PM
incentive or what!!
onetrack Tuesday Apr 20 10:59 PM
This scrap company image, has touched the most raw nerve in my body .. China cannot get enough steel scrap to feed her industries, so the scrap price has rocketed. Scrap is a vital part of steel making, believe it or not .. all furnaces rely on a large % of scrap to produce good quality steel. Using scrap for furnace feed, lowers costs, and improves end product quality, because scrap has a known quality, minimal impurities as compared to iron ore, and takes less energy to turn into fresh steel.
MAdMoNKEY Wednesday Apr 21 02:03 AM
funkykule Wednesday Apr 21 04:18 AM
That woman has no mask, she must be breathing in loads of dust particles from the rust. not good.
Griff Wednesday Apr 21 07:22 AM
paranoid Wednesday Apr 21 11:17 AM
onetrack Wednesday Apr 21 11:29 AM
No .. wait .. it couldn't have been the CEO's of American companies, could it??
Not those same CEO's I poured scorn on, in an earlier post??
And you worry about enemies in the Middle East and Afghanistan??
chrisinhouston Wednesday Apr 21 11:59 AM
looks like the photo was taken on "Take your daughter to work day."
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Apr 21 08:07 PM
e unibus plurum Thursday Apr 22 10:49 AM
it's a growth industry -- afterall, rust never sleeps.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Apr 22 06:13 PM
I remember reading somewhere, 2 tons of steel will produce 3 tons of rust, but it didn't say why. I've always been curious about that, but don't have a clue how I would find out.
linknoid Thursday Apr 22 07:14 PM
richlevy Thursday Apr 22 11:03 PM
I actually saw this on some documentary. In India or Pakistan, some entrepenuer with a radio sits on a beach and instructs the captain of a ship he has purchased for scrap to deliberately beach it during high tide. During low tide, workers swarm over it and strip it down for scrap and parts.