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  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    You have a higher opinion of the general public than I do.

    I live near the Eagleford Shale formation and I can assure you that all the activity is in decidedly rural areas. What part of the Bakken activity would you consider not rural? How about Fayetteville? I know many people who are actually doing the drilling in the Marcellus, ain't many staying in big city hotels because all of their activity is in more rural areas.

    Tell me more about this "fracking boom" that waited until 2008, until it drove a recent massive runup in land and mineral rights prices that were otherwise backwaters in South Texas, a precipitous supply-driven drop in US natural gas prices, switching the plans for Gulf of Mexico LNG ports to change from import to export facilities, and enabling diner waitresses in Williston ND to get paid up to $25/hour. Or is that all a figment of the general public's imagination because it is only now that the left wing media Illuminati just now started to cover it?
    Apr 18 09:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare signs up 8M [View news story]
    Yes, as a supplier of patients
    Apr 18 07:41 AM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Okay. So the general public is using 1 word to substitute for the ~47 you put forth directly above.
    Apr 18 07:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Then please propose an intellectually honest definition that captures the modern methods of drilling that have made the recent gas boom possible in shale formations, starting circa 2008-ish.

    Every industry-written definition I've ever seen, and have heard described by industry participants themselves at conferences on the subject, speak to the new technologies and techniques re: combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

    I guess I'm sympathetic if the general public wants to simplify all this into a single verb.
    Apr 17 06:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pentagon warns of major cuts due to sequestration [View news story]
    If you'd bother doing some math, you'd see that, even after this shave, we're still WAY ahead of everyone else... combined.

    So I don't buy the squelching of the welfare queens at the Pentagon, shrieking as if a shave is going to result in our enslavement. Typical lobbying BS, just like any other special interest group.
    Apr 16 09:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pentagon warns of major cuts due to sequestration [View news story]
    No, see, if we shave even $.01 off the Pentagon budget, we're all going to be enslaved by Kim Jong Un.
    Apr 16 09:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pentagon warns of major cuts due to sequestration [View news story]
    Remember that we spend more on our military than... pretty much everyone else in the world put together.

    Remember!
    Apr 16 09:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pentagon warns of major cuts due to sequestration [View news story]
    Military industrial complex going on a wee bit of a diet? Good.

    It is particularly difficult to work up any sympathy for the F35 project.
    Apr 16 06:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • News flash: pot use affects motivation and emotion [View news story]
    Dude. I was going to read the link, but just couldn't work up the motivation.
    Apr 16 07:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ukraine retakes airport [View news story]
    Indeed, the notion of "what is Ukraine vs what is Russia" is incredibly complex and the loyalties are even moreso, going back over 1000 years.

    This morning, I watched a live report on CNN where a Ukrainian tank pulled into an eastern city, the soldiers climbed out and calmly handed it over to a pro-Russia group, without incident and to much cheering.

    If we thought "who exactly would we arm" was complex in Syria, it's even more baffling in Ukraine.
    Apr 16 07:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Links please
    Apr 15 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Background: I knew nothing about the political makeup of the state of Ohio or its Dept of Natural Resources before Googling a little just now.

    It would appear the Governor is a Rep. A little Googling seems to indicate that environmentalists are concerned that the ODNR is aggressively trying to START drilling in state parks.

    So... what exactly are you accusing the (apparently Republic-led) ODNR of, since you "smell an agenda"?
    Apr 13 02:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    If they survived the water issues, they'll probably survive this concern re: earthquakes
    Apr 13 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Then why was no one talking about the fracking boom until the 21st century?

    Okay, let's try this again, without getting distracted by the semantics. However impure from a petrochemical engineer's viewpoint, the general populace uses the term "fracking" to mean something like

    "the combination of modern hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling credited to George Mitchell with the first well using such methods in the Barnett Shale and became a major force and entered the national consciousness circa 2010"
    Apr 13 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    :-) well... if there isn't a law against starting earthquakes, Congress should create one!
    Apr 13 12:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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