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Old 07-08-2011, 12:32 AM   #31
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Imagine how cheap gas would be here if we were an oil producing nation...oh wait...!?!?

I know there's a bunch of economic's behind it all...
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:21 AM   #32
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On that subject, check out the movie Gasland. Still depresses/worries me when I think about it.

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Awesome doc, and very depressing indeed!
this isn't going to help

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Montreal man arrested Charged with Terrorism for threatening Letter to Gov over shale gas industry

30/06/2011 10:52:55 AM

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Police have arrested a 61-year-old Montreal man for allegedly making threats against people involved in the shale gas industry.


An investigation began June 10 after a letter was sent to the French-language daily La Presse, threatening major consequences against the industry as of July 1.

The man was arrested early Thursday morning at his home in east Montreal. Provincial police spokesperson Daniel Thibaudeau said he was released and will appear in court to face terrorism-related charges.

"The conditions of his release are strict and they are put in place to ensure the person does not pose any further threat before he appears before the court," Thibaudeau said.

The letter sent to La Presse looked like a ransom note, with letters cut out of newspapers and pasted together.

Montreal police, RCMP and the Sûreté du Québec's anti-terrorism division are all involved in the investigation.

The letter mentioned the Liberal government's refusal to impose a moratorium on shale gas exploration. The letter warned, "We don't have the choice, we will impose our own moratorium and we'll take the necessary measures to have it respected."

The shale gas industry has become increasingly controversial in Quebec and other parts of Canada, including Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Shale gas is extracted from beneath the surface of the earth through a process called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Opponents say the water-intensive process releases chemicals into the groundwater, threatening the environment and people's health. But proponents for the industry say it has the potential for major economic benefits.

A recent protest in Montreal attracted thousands of people calling on the Quebec government....

http://news.sympatico.cbc.ca/canada/...reats/bf723cad





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Imagine how cheap gas would be here if we were an oil producing nation...oh wait...!?!?

I know there's a bunch of economic's behind it all...
crookenomics.

random Q: could one not define Anarchy as: the people that are elected, appointed, swear oathes to uphold 'the rule of law' & protect the populace they work for - about facing & poisoning them for profit?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:54 AM   #33
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random Q: could one not define Anarchy as: the people that are elected, appointed, swear oathes to uphold 'the rule of law' & protect the populace they work for - about facing & poisoning them for profit?
No that's just reality in the context of human nature. Anarchy is every man for himself. Civilized society is where the evil men try to find legitimate ways to **** you (or alternatively **** you as hard as they can before getting caught).

Also, it may be a naive view but I don't think politicians **** us over out of malice. Some of them are just really not smart enough to be in office. Their primary goal is reelection, so more often than not, given the choice, they will take the path that will lead them to increasing the chances of that. That may be by supporting a moronic and unfounded, yet popular cause (vilifying steroids) or one that they think will gain them support of a powerful group, who has the influence and funding to let them stay in office (fracking).

I think part of the problem is the fact that there's been a paradigm shift in how Americans elect officials. It used to be that the average person knew that they were a ****ing moron and picked the smartest candidate they could find to represent them - ie, I'm an idiot, make smart decisions on my behalf. But over time, Americans have become so full of themselves that they don't want the braniac, they want someone they can identify with, and who thumps from the same pulpit as they do. As a result, even when a smart person with good intentions does get into office, the pressure to succumb to what's popular is too much to bare.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:33 AM   #34
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #36
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There will always be water around, as long as it rains.
Oil however.....
Did you know in europe it is quite customary and normal to collect rain water to then use to water plants, etc?
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If gas is pricey we can always get a honda and sell the bm.
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