Better Days for Mine Safety Lie Ahead
By James Sharpe
Created: Monday, 09 January 2012 12:26
Published: Monday, 09 January 2012 12:26
The year 2011 departs as a disappointment because it did not end, as hoped, with the fewest fatalities ever in the U.S. mining industry. Last year got off to a promising start. One fatality is too many; still, by June 30 just 13 miners had been killed, a mark that would have set a record had it not been exceeded the rest of the year.
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The Prime Directive
By Randy Logsdon
Created: Monday, 09 January 2012 12:23
Published: Monday, 09 January 2012 12:23
Starfleet’s Prime Directive states that there can be no interference with the development of alien civilizations. Emphasis is added for primitive cultures (pre-warp drive) to prevent exposure to advanced technology and of knowledge that extra-planetary civilizations exist.
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