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OfflineJCoke
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why are diamonds and gold so valuable?
    #4475853 - 07/31/05 02:14 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

who discovered them? why do I not know the answer to this question?

is it really possible that I am stat stupid?

I was'nt taught who or why it's meaning in school, wtf!?

is this an easy stupid, drunken stupid 2:06 am question everyone already know with oput the google help"?  :confused:

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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: JCoke]
    #4475857 - 07/31/05 02:15 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

oopes i hit that caps lock. hehe  :grin: :thumbup:

peace!  :grin: :thumbup:

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"I traveled a long way seeking God, but when I finally gave up and turned back, there He was, within me! O Lalli! Now why do you wander like a beggar? Make some effort, and He will grant you a vision of Himself in the form of bliss in your heart." -the saint of the Kashmir Shaivism tradition: Lalli.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: JCoke]
    #4475859 - 07/31/05 02:16 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

cause its rare:shrug:


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: JCoke]
    #4475863 - 07/31/05 02:17 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Your crazy dude..... I thought I had a good idea them realized it was stoner rambling.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: Stonerguy]
    #4475898 - 07/31/05 02:30 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

you would have to live like a thousoundss years to learn how long it takes to make it (a diamond otr gold or sliverr or t bronze), ot see how rare it is,,,
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passed down from generation, like ideas and shit?

there pretty and mystical to me today, who gives a fuck i guess?

have fun, peace..


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"I traveled a long way seeking God, but when I finally gave up and turned back, there He was, within me! O Lalli! Now why do you wander like a beggar? Make some effort, and He will grant you a vision of Himself in the form of bliss in your heart." -the saint of the Kashmir Shaivism tradition: Lalli.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: JCoke]
    #4475914 - 07/31/05 02:37 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

de beers


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: phalloidin]
    #4475930 - 07/31/05 02:43 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

diamonds are NOT rare. They are one of the most plentiful gems in the world, you'd be surprised at how easy it is to find them. What happens is de beers monopolizes the diamond market, since they're headquartered out of the UK they can get away with it. They own pretty much 85-90% of the diamond mines in operation, restrict the flow of the diamonds to the market, and use clever advertising to make the diamonds appear more valuable then they are (diamonds are forever ring a bell?).

It's actually sickening to learn what de beers has done over the years, lots of blood money in diamond mining. They did everything possible to corner the market and were quite successfull at it too. There was a 60 min report on this a while back, watched it in my sociology class last year. Do some searching on google about de beers you'll come up with interesting shit.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: coda]
    #4476679 - 07/31/05 10:27 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

^ What he said


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: coda]
    #4476703 - 07/31/05 10:51 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

quite true....De Beers is murderous.

if terrorists want a target, it should be organizations
like that.

how many muslims were buried alive in the mines!?


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: JCoke]
    #4476764 - 07/31/05 11:30 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

theyre are popular because people like shiny things.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #4476862 - 07/31/05 12:39 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Because it's in to be a slightly evolved ape and have layers of jewelery hanging off your body.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: bukkake]
    #4476876 - 07/31/05 12:48 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I want to see an ape at da zoo with Bling Bling!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: JCoke]
    #4476922 - 07/31/05 01:17 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

If you read Huxley's Doors of Perception, he makes some interesting observations about the sparkly nature of his vision of the world, and how everything looks like gems and precious stones, almost as if we are naturally predisposed to think that such textures and refractions of light are aesthetically pleasing, we're hardwired too...hence our fascination with the stars as well. Finding precious metals in the earth is like digging for supernovas.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: bukkake]
    #4476975 - 07/31/05 01:36 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

slightly evolved?


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: HELLA_TIGHT]
    #4477024 - 07/31/05 01:53 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

for you, slightly less than slightly.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: Fungi_x]
    #4477094 - 07/31/05 02:30 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Fungi_x said:
I want to see an ape at da zoo with Bling Bling!!!!!!!!!!!!!




If the ape had bling, the zookeepers would let it out. How else do you
explain things like 50 "Fiddy" Cent?


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: BloodNOil]
    #4477122 - 07/31/05 02:43 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Reason to me why diamonds are valuable is because they hold a tradition of gifts for people, they are a hard endurable stone, they are shiney and eye-attracting, symbolizes wealth and they are one of the beautiful things the Earth creates that people appreciate.

I'm glad we have gold and diamonds. Its pretty stuff. Plus countries in the old ages would value their country's worth on how much gold they held. Its one of the reasons why America was discovered.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: PuZuZu]
    #4477147 - 07/31/05 02:57 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

PuZuZu, if you read about diamonds, you will find the De Beers is completely responsible for manufacturering the tradition.


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: PuZuZu]
    #4477150 - 07/31/05 02:57 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

DeBeers advertising:

....they'll know you REALLY love them when you spend your paychecks from the last 5 years on a rock that sparkles. Because you and her both know, your words and actions to show your love for her can only go so far.......


....solidify and bring meaning to your worthless relationship with cool shiny things that last a long time!


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Re: why are diamonds and gold so valuable? [Re: JCoke]
    #4477153 - 07/31/05 02:58 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I don't know man, I think it's fucked up; through out history humans have put wayyy more value on gold (a shiny yellowish chunk of metal) and diamonds (shiny clear stone) as well as other "precious" metals and stones than they put on life. It's ridiculous and pathetic....humans are fucked up in the dome.


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