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Sunday 6 November 2011

Fracking Hell

I’ve just watched this from the Ecoloon website of Frack off. It’s another example of the fringe of lunatics who are against any advancement in energy production. Watch the film first. (DISCLAIMER: The Author of this blog is not liable for any vomit that might ruin your keyboard).

At approximately  three minutes in we have a professor moaning that they are building hundreds of gas pads. No one seems to mind about the thousands of bird mincers that are to be built?

Then at four minutes in we have the hoary old chestnut about drinking water being contaminated. Listen to the old dear at 4.52. Anyone would think that she is having neat diesel fuel coming out of her tap.

The “organic farmer” feels put upon as well. (There must be a “Think of the Cheeeeldren” soon)

Not so.

No one knows how much of these chemicals are being used by any given driller. We do know that fracking fluid is composed of less than one percent of the chemicals in this list, with water and sand making up the other 99 percent.

  • When fracking fluid is pumped into the ground, the vertical hole down which it’s pumped is lined with concrete to protect surface water supplies from chemicals. The fracking fluid goes down some 5,000 feet to where it’s used to help break rock apart releasing the natural gas, and then most of the fluid is pumped back out again and carted away where it’s treated at a regulated and approved facility. For the fluid that stays behind, it’s down some 5,000 feet. That’s almost a mile of solid rock between where it sits and surface water supplies (which are located at about 300 feet). There’s no way any of that fluid will “seep up” into water supplies. And remember that most fluid is pumped back out again. So less than one percent of the fluid are chemicals from this list, and most of that comes out again, leaving behind a very very small amount of chemicals a mile below the surface and heavily diluted by water and sand.
  • Compare the list below with the labels on the containers under your kitchen and bathroom sinks. You’ll find some of the same names on the labels. 1
  • At minute 5.25 we get the hoary old chestnut of flaming taps. Debunked here.

    The Truth about Gasland 2

    Gasland is a ‘documentary’ film by Josh Fox that claims to tell the truth about unconventional gas development and the hydraulic fracturing process. However, the film is riddled with inaccuracies and misleading statements.

    Many of the claims made in the film have been proven false by a variety of independent organisations. Some of the more detailed rebuttals can be found at the links below.


    Of course as you will see at approximately 8.45 we will be imperilled with those tanker trucks loaded with chemicals that will kill all life on the planet as we know it, all crashing and burning. (Alright I’m exaggerating a touch).

    Oh Noes. It gets worse.

    At 11.30 mins we’re all going to die from radium poisoning.

    I could go on, but sometimes think that I’m beating my head against a brick wall.




    Sunday silliness


    TEACHER: Why are you late?
    STUDENT: Class started before I got here.

    TEACHER: Kathy, go to the map and find North America ..
    Kathy: Here it is.
    TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
    CLASS: Kathy.

    TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
    JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

    TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
    GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'
    TEACHER: No, that's wrong
    GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
    (I Love this child)

    TEACHER: Adela, what is the chemical formula for water?
    Adela: H I J K L M N O.
    TEACHER: What are you talking about?
    Adela: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

    TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
    WINNIE: Me!

    TEACHER: Glenn, why do you always get so dirty?
    GLENN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

    TEACHER: Harriette, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '
    Harriette: I is..
    TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
    Harriette: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

    TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry  tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father  didn't punish him?
    LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.....
    (Now, this child suits me to a "T".)
    TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
    SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook. (LOL!)

    TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his?
    CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.
    (I want to adopt this kid!!!)

    TEACHER: Diane, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
    Diane: A teacher