Slp’s “no fracking way” and “Plant for the Planet”

“no fracking way” by Charles aka slpmartin at Read Between the Minds

This is for those of you who don’t venture over to slpmartin’s poetry casa due to the crowds–or because poetry is not your usual dish of choice. If you click on the image you can wander in and listen to Charles’ audio version–and explore more of his poem craft.  A while back I posted about fracking and the film Gasland. Just recently BigSurKate also posted about fracking.  Then Charles served up this wonderful image and poem and I just had to share it with folks. Fracking is another absolutely insane thing being done to Earth–and many people do not even associate the word with an operation that destroys water supplies. Yes, it does result in water that you can light on fire.  I wonder if a close encounter with some fracked water would clear some profit minded brainpans? Hm…a little late to share at Cancun–another miserable failure to seriously address environmental issues from the looks of it. There’s some interesting coverage of Cancun at  and Al Jazeera English.  Like what? Like the children from around the world striving to plant a million trees in every country in order to reduce Carbon emmission content. Yep, it’s the brainchild of a 10 year old German boy. Don’t laugh. He’s accomplished the goal in Germany. The project is “Plant  for the Planet.”  Someone has their priorities in the proper order–and it’s not the leaders of the so called “Free” world. No, it’s the children and the Indigenous people as far as I can tell. They’re the folks invested in saving the Earth.  And they’re not crippled by addictions to profit motives. When the islands you live on are disappearing as you watch, things besides making money become very important.

What are we going to do????

note: Much thanks to Charles aka slpmartin for permission to re-post his poetry and image.


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  1. December 11, 2010 at 12:02 am

    slpmartin’s poem is a cracker and the image! Great post 47whitebuffalo.

  2. slpmartin said,

    December 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Eva thanks for sharing my poetry and image with your readers…I truly appreiciate the many important issues that you address on your website.

  3. bigsurkate said,

    December 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I am so glad to see this issue exposed and addressed. To me, it is complete insanity. I wonder – what planet are these idiots from? Don’t they realize the irreparable damage they are doing to Gaia??

    • December 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

      I don’t think they care about anything except profit, Kate. They’re totally senseless.

  4. clegyrboia said,

    December 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    ooh dear so you stand under the shower and you can light the water so it becomes fire ????????

    in the end it will be up to us

    • December 11, 2010 at 12:37 am

      According to this video you certainly could set shower water on fire, clegyrboia.

      Yes, in the end it will be up to ‘us.’

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