Tuesday, January 7, 2014

BCNews Alert 2014: BC Liberals built, then filled, 480 Olympic-sized pools with 1.2 millon cubic metres of Debris in Bear Pass

30 kilometers NorthWest of Stewart, BC

100,000 elephants in 480 Olympic-sized Swimming Pools
480 Swimming pools of debris per avalanche 

1.2 million / 480 = 2500 cubic metres of debris per pool


600,000 / 480 =  1250 Tonnes per Elephant:

"The weight of an average elephant will depend on which species that it is. There are two species of elephants, the African elephant and the Asian elephant. The African elephant is the larger of the two.The African elephant can weigh anywhere from two to seven tons with the average weighing about three tons. The African elephant is characterized by two finger like parts on the end of its trunk.



100,000 elephants / 480 = 208 Elephants per swimming pool

BC Transport Minister Todd Stone claims that 100,000 elephants can be cleared off Highway 37A in under two hours!

However, according to a former (2008) Transport Minister a slide between Penticton and Kelowna contained 200,000 to 300,000 cubic metres of Rock, not Snow, not Debris like Bear Pass.  That road was closed indefinitely.

Answers:  Not Answered!!!!    but maybe the PABs GCPEs can, because they are the ones that introduced Elephants (not native to BC.... although there was some talk that Kelowna's Ogopogo monster WAS a bathing circus Elephant) as a means for the public to determine the size of the problem when maintaining British Columbia highways

Then again, maybe the BC Government Caucus misread this advertisement from Botswana:
..... During a good day more than 400 elephants will come and go.  To the right of the waterhole there is an “Olympic size” elephant swimming pool.  This is basically a “donga” pool of mud where the elephants bathe and socialize.
 One pool aka waterhole, is filled by one elephant, not the whole Herd of 400, or even 208 (BC)


Many online sources give essentially the same value for the total stocks of above-ground gold; it was about 157,000 metric tons by 2007.   If the density of gold is 19.3 grams per milliliter, or 0.0193 tons per liter, then we need to divide the total number by the density (remember the density formula from school? It’s Density = Mass/Volume, so just flip it around).  Thus we get about 8.2 million liters of gold.  If an Olympic-sized swimming pool has a volume of 2.5 million liters, then we divide and get our answer.

..... So we would need 3.27 swimming pools to hold the entire global supply of gold, which some argue is the entire amount of gold mined since before the Egyptians began mining gold before 2000 BC.  Sixty-six per cent of that is said to have been mined since 1950. ......
If anyone is still interested in pursuing this topic today, consider, why did the BC Liberal's use an elephant as a comparison factor in relation to the maintenance of highways in the Province of British Columbia, because of this:
It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue.

For good measure, why would the BC Liberals hatchets throw the public off guard by using 480 Olympic-sized swimming pools for 100,000 elephants to frolic around in?  Get the picture?  tourism?  Two hours to Stop the Traffic; Trigger the Avalanche; Clear the highway... and move the debris to WHERE?  the river? the ocean 30 kilometers away?  inland?

Q. What train can travel 70 possible routes over a glacier, from 2,500 metre-high mountain tops down to near sea level, in about 20 seconds? 

A. An “avalanche train” in Bear Pass. 
 Most avalanche control missions in Bear Pass can be performed in two to four hours, however when conditions become more severe, longer highway closures are required. During an average winter, closures total about 95 hours. Video

Once more, the BC Liberals use of Olympic sized swimming pools

Mining company Tech Cominco sold the cylindrical vessels and shipped them off to a buyer in North Dakota.  Bakken oil fields.


To distribute the weight, each tank would ride on two hydraulic platform trailers – a small trailer known as a jeep, and a manned steering dolly. Between the semi truck and the trailers, each vessel was supported by 46 wheels turning around 12 axles. From the front of the tractor to the back of the rear trailer, the load measured 42 metres long – almost the length of an Olympic-size swimming pool. The tanks themselves were 5.18 metres high and 4.27 metres wide.

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