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Thread: Texan drought sets residents against fracking - video

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    Default Texan drought sets residents against fracking - video

    http://www.theguardian.com/environme...fracking-video

    n Mertzon and Barnhart in western Texas, the worst drought in two generations is choking the water supply. Water shortages are raising tensions between locals and the fracking industry. Drilling for shale gas uses up to 8m gallons of water each time a well is fracked. Suzanne Goldenberg reports


    http://www.theguardian.com/environme...fracking-video

    Imagine If There Were A Town In The USA Where You Couldn't Get Any Water. You Can Stop Imagining.

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    Time to switch to sea water.

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    It is about time.

    They offered me money to setup on my property, I said no way.

    After hearing their blast from other places where they got permission, My well water started smelling funny.

    And I ended up with a cracked foundation. So did a lot of people in my area.


    Thanks for the good news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLigetfa View Post
    Time to switch to sea water.


    Not really. They need to stop doing it.

    Go to Solar and wind power.

    They do use salt water in this area when they get nothing.

    Then you end up with saltwater in your water well.
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    You should tell that to the idiot Sean Hanity who daily advocates for the rape of the country in order to satisfy the money lust of the oil and gas companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    You should tell that to the idiot Sean Hanity who daily advocates for the rape of the country in order to satisfy the money lust of the oil and gas companies.
    He would not hear it.

    He has his head up his ass.

    I need to send this to him.



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    I've never understood why somebody can own the oil or water under your home?

    In Alaska, a portion of the money from oil goes to Alaskans.
    My brother James Love was on the Alaska Investment Advisory Board to help make that happen.

    His latest acheivement was on the digital front.
    https://www.eff.org/press/releases/l...and-nsa-spying

    James Love is one of the leading champions in the international battle for access to knowledge, defending everyone's right to free speech, privacy, fair competition, and health across the globe for more than 20 years. As the director of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Love was instrumental in the adoption of a global intellectual property treaty for people with reading and visual disabilities this year. Love tirelessly fought strong resistance from the intellectual property rightsholder community, and the result enshrines fair use rights – in this case, the right to transform reading material into accessible formats – into an international treaty for the first time in history. Love has been a crucial defender of users' rights against trade agreements with restrictive copyright provisions like TPP and ACTA, and is also fighting against the content industry's efforts to expand new, copyright-like rights over content to broadcasters. Additionally, as a civil society leader in Washington, D.C., he advocates for open, transparent rulemaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    I've never understood why somebody can own the oil or water under your home?

    In Alaska, a portion of the money from oil goes to Alaskans.
    My brother James Love was on the Alaska Investment Advisory Board to help make that happen.

    His latest acheivement was on the digital front.
    https://www.eff.org/press/releases/l...and-nsa-spying

    Wow.

    I hope they do not go after your brother.

    When I had a secret clearance I had to go to a class that says that I could not tell what I know, even to my wife.

    My Girl friend loved it. lol, not really just playing.


    They just need a scapegoat to cover their ass.


    That is sad.
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    I hope they do not go after your brother.
    It does become an issue he said. People with pockets aren't always happy when someone is looking out for the rest of us.

    In Alaska he was getting death threats. That was in the 70's
    When he got finished with that little project, the people there got together to send him to Harvard in appreciation.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    It does become an issue he said. People with pockets aren't always happy when someone is looking out for the rest of us.

    In Alaska he was getting death threats. That was in the 70's
    When he got finished with that little project, the people there got together to send him to Harvard in appreciation.

    My son got caught hacking a school computer, and they drudge me under the carpet and wanted to know were he learned that stuff.

    I did teach him a bit, but I said the internet. They wanted to blame me.

    He is a good boy and never meant to harm anyone.

    He was just showing them that their network was not secure.

    I stood behind him 100 %.


    After a few days of probation he got a job at the school working in IT.

    I was proud of him.
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    My son Taylor enjoys working on servers and IT. I picture him doing that in the future in a bigger way. He's enrolled at the University of Washington this Fall.
    He did one year at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

    I love the anti-spammer software he wrote for me to check on new users. It saves me all kinds of time.

    Back in the day, before firewalls, all you needed was a Comadore 64 and a 300 baud modem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    My son Taylor enjoys working on servers and IT. I picture him doing that in the future in a bigger way. He's enrolled at the University of Washington this Fall.
    He did one year at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

    I love the anti-spammer software he wrote for me to check on new users. It saves me all kinds of time.


    He does do good work.

    He needs to keep up the good work.


    I get a bit rusty, but I do enjoy writing code.
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    Back to the original topic.

    Texas did not have earthquakes until they started fracking.

    I do not think that technology is good for the earth.

    I have seen what it did here, but have no way to prove that they screwed up our water supply, but I think that it did.

    I would like to sell my land and let them have at it.


    But I have more respect for my neighbors than they do.
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    It doesn't make much sense to me what they are doing.

    Every science article I read talks about the growing water shortage in the center of the United States.
    We've been drawing down the water table in the farmlands, and they know it won't be replenished in our lifetime.

    Today some 18 countries, containing half the world's people, are overpumping their aquifers. Among these are the big three grain producers – China, India and the US – and several other populous countries, including Iran, Pakistan and Mexico.
    http://www.theguardian.com/global-de...threat-to-food

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    I can't understand putting hydrocarbons ahead of water (aside from cultural inertia and greed). There are alternatives to hydrocarbons. Water, not so much.
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