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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:09 PM
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DUers have you noticed a massive PR offensive
from the 'fracking' folks on both network and cable TV?
What's up with that?
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:11 PM
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1. There is a fracking moratorium in NYS - we're on the same shale bed
as Pennsylvania, so there is a lot of money to be made if we let the drillers in.
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:12 PM
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2. What are the Puerto Ricans up to?
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:24 PM
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5. ...
:spray:
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ReturnoftheDjedi Donating Member (839 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:14 PM
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3. It's becoming clear that fracking poisons groundwater.
But they don't want to stop doing it because they get so much natural gas and money using that method.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:17 PM
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13. And two days after Earth day.
I wonder what they're going to come up with to desecrate Mother's Day?
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:15 PM
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4. Raping mother earth under the covers...
is still rape.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEB_Wwe-uBM - Fracking Hell: The Untold Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbIyR-hw7Eo - Fracking and the Environment: Natural Gas Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Contamination

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPZqXGBlj10 - FRACKING 101

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:59 PM
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6. I suspect they know that they are raping mother earth
but they have no intention of stopping.
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:53 PM
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7. I suspect that the drilling industry is feeling the pressure
from the anti-fracking people, and see that we are gaining ground with public opinion. That cannot be tolerated. They have too much to lose with increased regulation and oversight, or going further, stopping this practice. This is a defensive action.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:55 PM
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8. Gasland hasn't won them any friends
:hi:
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:12 PM
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10. Yep, they have a lot of work to do to get past that.
There is a whole list of points from Gasland that they have compiled and attempted to debunk---they spent a lot of time watching that movie and going point by point. I love that Josh Fox actually acknowledges that debunking list, and posts it on the Gasland website along with his counterpoints, or as he calls it, the de-debunking. Gotta love it.

http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/about-the-film/affirming...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:13 PM
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11. Thanks for that link
:hi:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:57 PM
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9. I have seen several commercials
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:16 PM
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12. I don't watch national "news" on the boob tube, so I would not know.
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Hatchling Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:52 PM
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14. Everytime I hear the word "fracking" I think of Battlestar Galactica.
"Frack" was their word for fuck. And we are certainly getting fracked royally.
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azul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:38 PM
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15. Fracting> earthquakes>tsunamis> nuclear meltdown
Follow the dancing mushroom cloud.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:43 PM
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17. No, that's just goofy.
Fracking may be fucking up water supplies, but it didn't cause a 9.0 subduction earthquake in the pacific.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:40 PM
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16. It's because
I'M A FRAKKING CYLON, BILL!



Okay, sorry.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:30 AM
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19. LOL
:hi:
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:48 AM
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18. They will frack just as surely
as they will continue drilling in the gulf, spills be damned. The fossil fuel industry is simply more powerful and has more influence over our government than 'we the people'. Time to wake up and recognize that fact.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:31 AM
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20. The ad just played again on
M$NBComcast
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:57 AM
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22. Yup........nt
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:32 AM
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21. I'm sure flammable water is perfectly safe to drink.
Why would they lie?
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:03 AM
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23. K&R.
When I saw one of those recently, I wondered how the ad would look with video of someone putting a match to their tap water and having it catch fire while the narrator's soothing voice talked about forcing the oil out safely.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:10 AM
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24. Oh yeah.. It's been on the air here.
All this clean, abundant, just waiting to be picked up cheap energy as far as the eye can see.

BTW fellas.. just what is IN that super pressurized liquid you're shooting into our water table??
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:13 AM
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25. Yes, definitely.
It is a response to the growing opposition to hydro-fracking. The movie "Gas Land" and grass roots organizations have brought the dangers of fracking to the public's attention. Those invested in the practice are concerned that human/environmental values may restrict their financial interests.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:29 AM
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26. At what point does M$Greedia weigh those dangers over
their greed.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:41 AM
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27. It can't. at least
on its own. The media is only based upon profits. Those who pay the most dictate what is on.

The only potential option is for those who advocate human/environmental interests to apply creative tensions, which threaten to lower the numbers of media-consumers who dine on the individual producers' product.
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AnotherDreamWeaver Donating Member (917 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:47 AM
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28. The News on KPFA this morning was that the Pacifica affiliate in NY took $10,000
from a B of A related corp. to fund some 'fracking' program. Pacifica has ALWAYS had a "No Corporate Sponsors" policy. The new director did not answer calls for a statement. Looks like the corporations have taken over there too.....
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