It’s Saturday morning.
I wish all confusion was so amusing.
Lots of folks are confused about a lot of things like climate change and fracking. A great deal of this confusion has been-man made by industries interested in profits by all the usual means and then some. Hmm. Yes, people who have vested interests in making money are very good at marketing their game plans. They are experts at spin and illusion and delusion all in order to create more confusion which keeps people from doing anything about anything. They are very happy when people adhere to: Go play nice with your five hundred channels on the plasma screen flat tv taking up half the wall space in your living room.
Living room. Hmm. Just for a moment consider the word living and if that’s what anyone who is captivated by hours and hours of advertising and junk-food for the mind is really doing. Is that living? Hmm. Sure, I guess as long as you’re eating, breathing, sleeping and watching television in some form, technically you’re alive and living. Oops, getting distracted here. Need to stay on track.
Confused? Okay. No problem. I make no promises to clarify anything. But I am happy to stir the pot. I’m not a scientist. But I can read, write and surf cyber-space okay. And without further ado let’s meet some people from New Brunswick compliments of The Real News.
Uploaded on Oct 18, 2013
New Brunswick Mounted Police deploy rubber bullets and tear gas, arrest 40 protesters for blockading highway.
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More from a reporter arrested at the scene:
“An Insider’s View on the RMCP raid on the Mi’ kmaq encampment
By Miles Howe, halifax.mediacoop.ca
October 18th, 2013
Are you wondering what the people in New Brunswick are protesting?
Earthquakes for everyone! Listen closely to the definition of ‘fresh water’.
Safe? Huh? What’s your idea of safe?
Oh, please take note this is from MarathonOilCorp The industry likes everyone to feel good. 🙂 It’s all safe. It’s all good. It all works perfectly. Smiley faces and jobs for everyone.
Hmm, I’m pretty sure I know why the comments for this video have been disabled. )
Go away Mr. Gasland you’re not welcome.
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The clip above was Published on Jul 12, 2013
http://www.democracynow.org – Scientists are warning that the controversial practice of natural gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may lead to far more powerful earthquakes than previously thought. Fracking injects millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals deep into the earth in order to break up shale rock and release natural gas. A new study published Thursday in the journal Science by a leading seismology lab warns that pumping water underground can induce dangerous earthquakes, even in regions not otherwise prone to tremors. The new report comes as Academy-Award-nominated director Josh Fox has released the sequel to his highly acclaimed documentary “Gasland,” which sparked a national discussion on fracking. The new film, “Gasland, Part 2” exposes how the gas industry and the government’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is highly suspect. He also discusses how drilling companies have admitted to having several former military psychological operations, or “psyops” specialists on staff, applying their skills in Pennsylvania to counter opponents of drilling. “What’s really disappointing about this is that this is a moment, when an American president has come forward and spoken about climate change, and exhibited his obvious and earnest desire to take on the problem, however, the emphasis on frack gas makes this plan entirely the wrong plan,” says Fox, noting that methane released from fracking sites is more potent than other greenhouse gases. “Moving from coal to frack gas doesn’t give you any climate benefit at all. So the plan should be about how we’re moving off of fossil fuels and onto alternate energy.”
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Well, would you drill a hundred foot deep hole into your kitchen floor and pour water, sand and a chemical cocktail down it? Would you?
Idle No More Solidarity Actions:
48 ELSIPOGOTG ANTI-FRACKING SOLIDARITY ACTIONS
30 Actions in Solidarity
Contact the New Brunswick Premier to express your concern over the government and RCMP’s actions against the Mi’kmaq.
Sign the Lead Now Petition: Tell the RCMP: Don’t violently intervene in peaceful First Nations protests.
Learn about some of the background on the Elsipogtog resistance: http://sacredfirenb.wordpress.com/
–from Yes! Magazine The need for peaceful coexistence and much more.
Yes, New Brunswick, London is watching.