"WE KNOW THE TRUTH, NOT ONLY BY THE REASON, BUT ALSO BY THE HEART"
Blaise Pascal
OH YEAH
click on picture & scroll down
EVERYTHING'S GOOD...OH, YEAH, OH, YEAH

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

YOU CAN SHINE


This is so well done.
Maybe the best commercial I've ever seen.


I know it's way off track but it's just too good.
Maybe that's why it's not made for the US.
Nice to have an un-fracked moment
in the midst of all the idiocy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

ALL FRACKED UP


New film by Jeff & Jodi Andrysick

The difference between Josh Fox's masterpiece
GASLAND and ALL FRACKED UP is that
GASLAND is like cappuccino and 
ALL FRACKED UP is like camp coffee:
local, gritty, unfiltered and designed to wake you up! 

They’ve been labeled “farmers turned filmmakers,” but it’s what Jeff and Jodi Andrysick felt they had to do with their $10,000.

So far they’re recouped $3,000 of their money from various showings across New York state. With the debut in Bloomsburg — coincidentally, they said, at the same time as the annual Bloomsburg Fair —
they’re hoping not only to gain more funding but to
wake up Pennsylvanians.  

 “Pennsylvania is really like a newborn pup,” Jeff Andrysick said. “In time, the state will  shut ‘em down, because they’ll conclude this isn’t what they (gas companies) say it is.” He and Jodi are betting their $10,000 on it, “and I don’t like to lose.”

Trailer

Article HERE
Website HERE

PA Showings on Saturday, October 2nd
10:30 am - Montrose Theater in Montrose
4:30 pm - BTE Theater in Bloomsburg


THIS IS OUTSTANDING

PLEASE SUPPORT JODI & JEFF

Sunday, September 26, 2010

WATER, WATER...ANYWHERE?


70% of the planet is covered by water
Only 0.008% of it is available
for human consumption

Each day, contaminated drinking water
kills 14,000 people
WORLDWIDE
that's
5,110,000 people per year

Each American uses an average of
100 gallons of water every day.
that's
36,500 gallons per year

Being green isn't new

Fracking one deep shale gas well
requires an average of
4,500,000 gallons of water.

THIS IS BEYOND MADNESS


WAKE UP

SUNDAY MORNING RELEASE


Don’t think you can’t see me

Don’t argue amongst yourselves
Because of the loss of me
I’m sitting amongst yourselves
Don’t think you can’t see me

Don’t argue amongst yourselves
Because of the loss of me
I haven’t gone anywhere
But out of my body

Reach out and you’ll touch me
Make effort to speak to me
Call out and you’ll hear me
Be happy for me

RELEASE
Afro Celt Sound System

SACRED WATER


Water is the Lifeblood of the Earth

"It does not require many words to speak the Truth."
Chief Joseph Nez Perce


"Half an action is no action at all...
Regulations and fines will not protect the environment.
There is no way to undo the harm hydro-fracking will cause."
Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Onongada Nation

The UnFractured Future

Let your voice
be a drop
in this
River of Opposition

BAN HYDRO-FRACKING


By The Friends of Turtle Island

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SO FRACKING WRONG


WRONG...WRONG...WRONG

I was born with the wrong sign
In the wrong house
With the wrong ascendancy
I took the wrong road
That led to the wrong tendencies
I was in the wrong place at the wrong time
For the wrong reason and the wrong rhyme
On the wrong day of the wrong week
I used the wrong method with the wrong technique

WRONG
 
There's something wrong with me chemically
Something wrong with me inherently
The wrong mix in the wrong genes
I reached the wrong ends by the wrong means
It was the wrong plan
In the wrong hands
The wrong theory for the wrong man
The wrong eyes on the wrong prize
The wrong questions with the wrong replies

WRONG

I was marching to the wrong drum
With the wrong scum\
Pissing out the wrong energy
Using all the wrong lines
And the wrong signs
With the wrong intensity
I was on the wrong page of the wrong book
With the wrong rendition of the wrong look
With the wrong moon, every wrong night
With the wrong tune playing till it sounded right yeah

WRONG - too long

WRONG - too long

Depeche Mode

WAKE UP OUT THERE

Friday, September 24, 2010

SANDRA STEINGRABER, PhD


"The Whole Fracking Enchilada"
"Violating the bedrock, the atmosphere,
and everything in between"
Orion Magazine

"I HAVE COME to believe that extracting natural gas from shale using the newish technique called hydrofracking is the environmental issue of our time. And I think you should, too."

"Fracking is linked to every part of the environmental crisis—from radiation exposure to habitat loss—and contravenes every principle of environmental thinking."

 "It’s the tornado on the horizon that is poised to wreck ongoing efforts to create green economies, local agriculture, investments in renewable energy, and the ability to ride your bike along country roads."

"Natural gas is the vaporous form of petroleum. It’s the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of fossil fuels: when burned, natural gas generates only half the greenhouse gases of coal, but when it escapes into the atmosphere as unburned methane, it’s one of the most powerful greenhouse gases of them all—twenty times more powerful than carbon dioxide at trapping heat and with the stamina to persist nine to fifteen years."

"We are literally shattering the bedrock of our nation and pumping it full of carcinogens in order to bring methane out of the earth."

"By 2012, 100 billion gallons per year of fresh water will be turned into toxic fracking fluid. The technology to transform it back to drinkable water does not exist."

"I’ve heard a woman who lives by a fracking operation in Pennsylvania—whose pond bubbles with methane and whose kids have nosebleeds at night—ask how she could keep her children safe. She was asking me."

"And I had no answer."

"There is no away."

Full Article HERE 
Wiki  HERE
Previous Posts HERE & HERE

SPEECH at EPA HEARING

TIME
IS RUNNING
OUT

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

STORIES FROM SHALE HELL


Fantastic post by txsharon on Daily KOS

"Where's your "Drill, Baby, drill" now?"

"Is this the American Dream gone wrong,
or what?"

""Our well water is contaminated. We have manganese, iron & lead well above EPA's safe drinking standards. We have acrylonitrile, toluene, ethyl benzene, tetrachlorethene and syrene in our water. There is probably more, but who knows what to test for??? It turns brown and black. It smells like rotten eggs. We have to open the windows to flush the toilets.
Then that leads us to the next evil...
'We started having air testing done. The initial tests showed
excessively high levels of VOC's and did detect H2S.
'So we open the windows to flush, then hurry up and shut them
before the VOC's get in. Lesser of two evil's???'"

Full Post HERE

The whole story of gas drilling is already written on the Barnett
Please visit Sharon's site often
Bluedaze HERE

THANK YOU SHARON

THE STATE WE'RE IN

Puke Time

James Kunstler's latest expression of outrage and frustration over our lives and times:

"Our county fair put me in mind of that American classic, Moby Dick, this year. So many white whales among the try-pots bubbling with rendered blubber, where crews of savages from all corners of the world toiled to bring forth batter-dipped Mars bars, Pop Tarts, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and other rarities of the deep fryer... and then the whales ventured a little further down the midway where they mounted the engines of swirling cosmic death, and were flung about in the centrifugal pods of fate on the ingenious mechanical arms of innovation, until their sickened souls gave forth with a mighty spewage of corn byproducts that rained down upon the moiling innocents below....
"Like most metaphors, this one limps a bit, as did Captain Ahab himself, with his whale-bone peg-leg. But when everyday life gets detached from reality, metaphor is all you've got left. And in this ridiculous, sickening culture, with its toxic stream of electronic simulacrum politics sucking all the oxygen out of the collective brain-space, the mind is left wandering numbly across a kind of wilderness where twisted sign-posts point to mutant evangelists, freakish ideologies, false prophets, deadly miracle cures, phantoms on horseback, angels with bat-wings, and the ghost of Spotted Elk lying dead in the snow with his stiffened arm beckoning the way to extinction like Melville's Ahab corded to the hump of his sounding white whale. Oh, America, pull your head out of your electronic ass while you still can! And look out below!
 "What continues to amaze me is that there is no corresponding rise of an intelligent opposition. How did it come to be in our time that Harvard-Yale-Princeton-Stanford and all the other incubators of supposed statesmanship have produced no figures of conviction and good intentions to demonstrate what it means to be resolute amid this grand failure of will?  How have we managed to turn out two generations of lackeys, toadies, stooges, and flunkies from these citadels of power? If there are some competent, resolute adults waiting backstage -- undistracted by phantoms related to Darwin's theories or birth control or religious doctrine of one kind or another -- they better enter the scene soon, or the fate of this country will be left in the hands of malicious, dogmatic, nincompoops beating their drums for Jesus, war, and the death of the planet.
"This is the moment when the illusions fall away. This is the season when the comprehensive contraction becomes unmistakable and we have to make provision for its mandates: to get smaller, leaner, more local, more earnest, more truthful, and more willing to endure the discomforts of changed circumstances. Mr. Obama didn't have to promise "change." Change was happening all around us in the disintegration of our something-for-nothing dream of entitled exceptionalism. Tragically, the Tea Partiers want to claw back that absurd dream. They're obviously too dumb to know the difference between dreams and realities.

"But where are the men and women who do know the difference? And why are they too timid to step up and say something? Can it be that precious a thing to hang on to some mere appointed position just because the pay is good and you get to circulate in places where free canapés are passed around? What kind of chickenshit society have we become?

"Well, brace yourself for a wild season. The Pequod is going down and the crazed harpooners are looking to slaughter everyone on board. Captain Ahab is down below the quarterdeck brooding on the mysteries of the cosmos and don't count on him coming up from there to set things straight. Round and round we go as Moby Dick circles the ship, making a vortex with his gigantic flukes. I'm already in the water, waiting for Queequeg's coffin to bubble up out of the cold blue sea."
 
Clusterfuck Nation
Full Post HERE
 
Evidently Chickentown
John Cooper Clarke

BETTER GET UP

ALARM BELLS ARE RINGING

THE HOUR IS GETTING LATE

Monday, September 20, 2010

RENDELL APPALLED BY PA HOMELAND SECURITY UN-INTELLIGENCE BULLETINS


"Protesting is a God-given American right,
a right that is in our Constitution,
a right that is fundamental to all we believe in as Americans."
Nice Words

Here's the link to his interview on CNN 360 Friday night:
(youtube won't let me embed this)

At the end he says:
"It shouldn't have been done
and it's not going to be done anymore."
More Nice Words

BUT...

WHAT IF...

TOM CORBETT

IS ELECTED?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE...


Strange Times
Strange Thing
Been over 40 years
Dylan's talking to me again



"You put your eyes in your pocket
And your nose on the ground.
There ought to be a law
Against you comin' around.
You should be made
To wear earphones.
Because something is happening
And you don't know what it is.
Do you Mr Jones?"

Ballad of a Thin Man - Bob Dylan

(Not quite the)
Same as it ever was...

ALL YOU FRACKERS EVERYWHERE

OH, YEAH

"Let us not talk falsely now
The hour is getting late"



Farm Aid 1985

Saturday, September 18, 2010

WELCOME TO THE FRACKING LAYER CAKE


You’re born
You take shit
Get out in the world
You take more shit
Climb a little higher
Take less shit
Till one day
You’re up in the rarified atmosphere
And you’ve forgotten
What shit even looks like
Welcome to the layer cake, son


Aria - Lisa Gerard

Friday, September 17, 2010

FOLLOW THE FRACKING MONEY


MARCELLUS MONEY

FAN-FRACK'N-TASTIC

THANKS TO
COMMON CAUSE PENNSYLVANIA
CONSERVATION VOTERS OF PA


"For Greed,
All Nature is Too Little"
Seneca

EPA "FRACKING" HEARING VIDEOS

From Monday's Rally in Binghamton
Many Thanks to ShaleShock

Walter Huang of Toxics Targeting



Sandra Steingraber of Ithaca College


Julie and Craig Sautner of Dimock

Thanks to Julie & Craig for speaking at GasStock last month!

Street Interviews including Joe Heath of the Onondgata Nation

(Note Jawbone Prickens giving away $100 Cheney Bills)

PLEASE VISIT SHALESHOCK
ShaleShock YouTube Channel HERE
ShaleShock Website HERE
ShaleShock Media HERE

COME ON

STAND UP PA

Thursday, September 16, 2010

PEOPLE'S OIL & GAS SUMMIT


The People's Oil & Gas Summit is being held in Pennsylvania, the heart of the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling boom.

Pittsburgh
Radisson Hotel Green Tree
November 19 & 20

Featured Speakers / Participants:
Lois Gibbs – environmental justice advocate, Love Canal activist, Executive Director, Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Dr. Theo Colburn – world renowned scientist, co-author of Our Stolen Future, President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange 
Wilma Subra – MacArthur Genius Award Winner, chemist, environmental advocate, President of Subra Company 
Tony Ingraffea - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (invited) 
Bill McKibben – author, journalist, environmentalist (invited) 
Josh Fox – “Gasland” filmaker 
Chris Cziksentmihalyi – Director, MIT Center for Future Civic Media 
Abrahm Lustgarten – ProPublica investigative journalist (invited)
Andrew Nikiforuk – Canadian journalist and author 
Mark Ruffalo – actor, FRACKING activist (invited) 
Jim Fitzgerald – Professor of Sociology, Fort Lewis College, Colorado, gas-field activist 
TXSharon –Texas OGAP Organizer and Blogger 
John Fenton - affected landowner, Pavillion Wyoming 
Wes Gillingham – Program Director, Catskill Mountainkeeper
Activists and citizens from Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Canada.

Info & Register HERE

COME ON

FOMENT SOME DISSENT

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

EPA HEARING ON FRACKING


Democracy Now with
Josh Fox and Abrahm Lustgarten

Josh Fox Testimony

Josh Fox Interview

Monday, September 13, 2010

PROPERTY RIGHTS ?


The Question Then Becomes!

Click HERE

Thanks to TXsharon at Bluedaze!

If you'd like to see our future here on the Marcellus,
spend some time on Sharon's site.
Drilling on the Barnett is 2 or 3 years ahead of us.
More on this soon.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE


"Natural Gas -
The Safe, Clean Burning Fuel"
?????

For the past three years in Texas,
Dallas area WFAA News 8  has reported on five cases of underground couplings that leaked natural gas into homes, causing explosions, deaths and injuries.

May 11 news report
Story HERE

June 24 News Report:
Story HERE

2008 Texas Railroad Commission Study
 Pipeline Safety Section
 Report on Compression Couplings

National Incident History:
Jan 10, 76 Fremont, NE - explosion and fire
Feb 8, 76 Phoenix, AZ - explosion and fire
Dec 15, 77 Lawrence, KS - explosion and fire
Jan 8, 81 Mexico, MO - explosion and fire
Feb 22, 85 Sharpsville, PA - explosion and fire - 3 dead
Feb 19, 04 Buffalo, MN - explosion and fire
Dec 28, 04 Ramsey, MN - explosion and fire - 3 dead
Texas Incident History:
Sep 28, 80 Keller - explosion
Oct 10, 98 Arlington - explosion
Dec 13, 2000 North Richland Hills - incident
May 24, 01 Dallas - incident
Oct 16, 06 Wylie - explosion and fire - 2 dead
Jan 25, 07 Missouri City - explosion and fire
May 29, 07 Cleburne - explosion and fire - 2 dead
Report HERE

There are an estimated
three million compression couplings
still in the ground in Texas.
HOW MANY IN THE COUNTRY?

Who are the real
Environmental Extremists?

National Wildlife Federation
Assault on America
"From 2000 to 2010, the oil and gas industry accounted for hundreds of deaths, explosions, fires, seeps, and spills as well as habitat and wildlife destruction in the United States. These disasters demonstrate a pattern of feeding the addiction to oil leaving in their wake sacrifice zones that affect communities, local economies, and our landscapes. "
Story HERE
Report HERE

Who are the real
LUNATIC FRINGE?

Watch Out - Hold Tight
We're in for Nasty Weather
The Talking Heads

Darkness, Darkness



"Take away, take away
the pain of knowing"
The Youngbloods

Friday, September 10, 2010

NATURAL GAS LINE EXPLOSION

San Bruno California
At least 4 Dead
More than 20 injured
More than 100 evacuated
53 homes destroyed
120 homes damaged



NECESSARY SACRIFICES?


TIME TO END
THIS MADNESS

Thursday, September 9, 2010

FOMENTING DISSENT AGAINST FRACKING


Do ‘Environmental Extremists’ Pose
Criminal Threat to Gas Drilling?
ProPublica HERE

In private email, Pa.’s Homeland Security chief pledges “support” to gas drillers,
warns against groups “fomenting dissent.”
City Paper HERE

Pennsylvania Intelligence Bulletin HERE

James Powers e-mail HERE


TURN IT UP


LOUDER