Common sense isn't.
After visiting the windmills, around sunset one evening we found our way to an abandoned mine. The opening was still accessible (unobstructed), and we looked around and took a few pictures.
The location is shown in this aerial view from Terraserver.
There were two mine shafts. The first is seen in the left center of this picture, and the second was farther to the left. Towards the right, past the Suburban, is seen the remnants of ventilation ducting. A steady stream of water was draining out from the ducting, into a settling pool, and down the hill.
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This blurry, poorly lit picture shows the view from the opening into the shaft.
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This picture shows the second shaft opening, which is nearly covered with brush and debris.
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A few weeks later we took these pictures of a piece of mining equipment next to the road a short distance from the mine. By this time, workers were using a bulldozer to cover the mine opening and prepare the area for seeding. Subsequently, this equipment was removed.
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|Quote of the moment|
|On this tenth day of June, nineteen hundred and forty, the hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbor.... In our unity, in our American unity we will pursue two obvious and simultaneous courses; we will extend to the opponents of force the material resources of this nation, and at the same time we will harness and speed up the use of those resources in order that we ourselves in the Americas may have equipment and training equal to the task of any emergency and every defense.|
|~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945), U.S. president. FDR Speaks authorized edition of speeches, 1933-1945 (recordings of Franklin Roosevelts public addresses), side 6, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. (June 10, 1940), ed. Henry Steele Commager, Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, Washington Records, Inc. (1960). |
The President chose the Virginia Commencement Address to announce Mussolinis decision to enter the war via an unannounced attack on the French Republic and to affirm U.S. support of the beleaguered democratic nations by material and moral support and to announce American determination to defend itself against possible attack. ~
Common sense isn't.
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