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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-12 04:08 PM
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Our Very Own H20Man Is On A Hunger Strike: Story Here
In the Clearing Stands a Boxer: One Man's Fight Against Fracking

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What can the "little person" do?

One man is about to give his answer.

I was privileged, many years ago, to become friends with a man named Patrick R. McElligott. He was once a boxer, and we first bonded over the story of the day I met Muhammad Ali. Over the years, our friendship grew as we endured, and struggled against, the mayhem and insanity of the George W. Bush administration.

Last week, I received a note from him letting me know that, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, he would be undertaking a hunger strike directed against New York State officials who are bound and determined to make the Southern Tier of the state a showcase for the effectiveness of a process called Induced Hydraulic Fracturing, or "fracking." The process, aimed at releasing buried energy sources like natural gas or petroleum, is accomplished by blasting high-pressure water and other chemicals into the ground. The industries behind fracking will tell you that the process is perfectly safe and not in need of much regulation, but Patrick McElligott knows better.

http://www.truth-out.org/clearing-stands-boxer-one-mans...

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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 09:35 AM
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1. Kick
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 06:51 PM
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2. good luck to him. it takes
courage to do this.
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