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Jerry Brown's Tough-Love Miracle

Has anyone read the article on Jerry Brown in the latest issue of Rolling Stone? I skimmed it yesterday with plans on reading it for real, but it sounds like he's actually proving that green energy is sustainable as well as profitable. I mean, he's rescued California from the brink of bankruptcy, so he must be doing something right, right?

Y'know, more and more, I see the setting of "Mad Max" in our future....

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waterless fracking?

sounds rather acidic!

Now, about fracking -- you gotta drive off the interstate down the main road in some small agricultural hick town in Nebraska. All the good jobs are gone. All the family farms making to 100k profit a year and taking care of the whole extended family are gone.

You stop at a diner for breakfast after staying in a crummy $40 a night hotel and pick up the local paper and read how people don't want fracking but they damn well need the jobs that fracking is bringing, preserving the family name for future generations.

What is a green deadhead to do? Tell them, they really want to know!

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reality bites

They're doing it in China, too...I hear they're starting to research a new process called 'waterless fracking' as well. I guess it's supposed to be cheaper according to industry insiders. Wonder what kind of holy hell it'll raise.

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Gasland pt 2 by Josh Fox

I'm currently watching a sad documentary on hydraulic fracturing in the U.S and abroad. I can't believe this shit happens in so called civilized societies, such as our own. It's happening in Canada to folks. Australia also. it makes me want to cry and puke at the same time. So many factors in this industry equal our end. Maybe there is something better than concrete to use in these wells? I'm really at a loss for words right now. When the Mayor of Dish TX picks up and moves to another state, you gotta know, it's pretty fucking bad.

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They gave him

Enough rope to hang himself. I'll bet not one guard got reprimanded for that. Sociopaths don't last long in jail. Good riddance Castro and Jeff Dhamer.

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1 monster is gone

May you roast in hell (RIH) Ariel Castro.

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More Bizarro facts about Bashar el-Assad

Hafez Assad, Bashar's father, was a brutal dictator who crushed all resistance against his regime. He killed 10,000 in Homs in 1982 alone.

Bashar's brother was being groomed for his father's slot as head dictator and "president" for life, but he was killed in a car accident. Bashar was called home from the Western Eye Hospital in London where he was working as an eye doctor.

He went through the Military Academy in 5 years, attaining the rank of colonel. Upon his father's death in 1980 the Parliament in Syria lowered the age of majority for president to 34 in Syria, which just happened to be Basha's age.

Bashar really wanted to reform Syria and clean out corruption but cronyism among his father and brother's old friends made that impossible.

Boy, karma is a bitch!

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Heading Towards The Fall

It's good to have you back, Anna. I taught two short term classes this summer, so I didn't have much time for posting, and with you traveling, there wasn't even very much to read around here.

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El-Assad's quote

I sincerely hope you're right Mike. He is backed into a corner and has already proved intent.

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Same As It Ever Was

> "The Middle East is a powder keg and the fire is coming... nobody knows what will happen..."

It's coming up on 1000 years since the Catholic Church first launched the Crusades in the year 1095. The Middle East has always been a powder keg, the fire is always coming, and nobody ever knows what will happen. It's a holy war and it's probably going to continue until Jesus and Mohammad come back to duke it out for once and for all. In the meantime, things will pretty much remain same as they ever were.

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