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#16    Wickian

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

View Postand then, on 09 February 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:


BTW - sorry if I offend any Californians here - nothing personal but your state has become a bit of a comedy routine for the rest of the nation.

As a Californian, I agree with you.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

View Postninjadude, on 09 February 2013 - 08:40 PM, said:

only for conservatives and mostly in the South. Don't project.

And "fracking" is bad.
P'raps you need to look at the "red/blue" maps from the last election.  When California comes, hat in hand, to the federal government for a bailout as they inevitably will, the gravy train of a social experiment will end and oh my the howling that will ensue :w00t:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:44 AM

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If fracking does cause quakes, then wouldn't that actually be a good thing since the process relieves pressure from inside the Earth's crust that could grow to be an even worse quake later?

I believe these Earth tremors were in previously non seismic areas. You also have a water table to consider as well. And heh. Tempting mother nature is never a bright idea.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:44 AM

View PostOrcseeker, on 10 February 2013 - 12:24 AM, said:

I always saw California as one of the most progressive states in the US.
Of course it is orcseeker.  The problem is that the government is SO "progressive" that they cannot possibly pay for all the "good" they are trying to do for their citizens.  Reality can be a real drag sometimes :(

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:54 AM

Well if Bush jr was still in the White House he would make up a lie about CA having WMDs and invade the state like he did with Iraq and Tea Partiers will be ok with it even though hundreds of thousands will die.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:56 AM

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Well if Bush jr was still in the White House he would make up a lie about CA having WMDs and invade the state like he did with Iraq and Tea Partiers will be ok with it even though hundreds of thousands will die.

Or accusing them of trying to secede by floating away. :tsu:


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:54 AM

View Postrashore, on 09 February 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:

I wonder how the farmers feel about this... I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the shale area overlaps with a lot of farming areas.
Oh who needs farms when there's oil rashore ....right .A few people lose their livelihoods ,and land is decimated .No biggie .
Just look at the gulf of Mexico .No biggie .

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:56 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 10 February 2013 - 04:54 AM, said:

Oh who needs farms when there's oil rashore ....right .A few people lose their livelihoods ,and land is decimated .No biggie .
Just look at the gulf of Mexico .No biggie .
Actually the farmers are no doubt delighted; a tiny bit of their land is used and they draw nice royalties.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 10 February 2013 - 05:56 AM, said:

Actually the farmers are no doubt delighted; a tiny bit of their land is used and they draw nice royalties.

True story. Happens all the time here in the Northwest US.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:53 AM

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Happens all the time here in the Northwest US.

where they doing oil in the Pac NW ?>


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 10 February 2013 - 04:54 AM, said:

Oh who needs farms when there's oil rashore ....right .A few people lose their livelihoods ,and land is decimated .No biggie .
Just look at the gulf of Mexico .No biggie .
I would imagine they would do what many other farmers have done.....sell  the land and retire in luxury.
Why work your butt off when you can sell it for a small fortune?
Trust me, if I were a farmer and there was oil on my land and someone offered me enough to retire, would I think twice...would I heck.

I would love it if England had enough oil without having to buy it from the arabs.....why can`t we all be rich instead?

Edited by freetoroam, 10 February 2013 - 05:14 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

They're lucky they're not in Australia then - the government owns everything below the ground even on your private property. The oil is theirs (that's how despite massive opposition there's fracking and coal-seam gas tests across the country - there's nothing anyone can do to stop it).


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

They might have even known about this for years driving the farmers out through water rights legislation. I dont know could be throwing darts at a barnhouse on that one.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:01 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 10 February 2013 - 10:47 PM, said:

They might have even known about this for years driving the farmers out through water rights legislation. I dont know could be throwing darts at a barnhouse on that one.
you could be onto something here. I do not know about the water rights legislation, but this sounds like exactly the sort of thing they would do, its cheaper than buying the land off them after telling them there is oil on it.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

Original water war not associated:

http://en.wikipedia....rnia_Water_Wars

San Joaquin Valley is the current water war and one drive along i-5 will show you the impact it has had.

http://blogs.ei.colu...-to-developers/

http://www.thedailyb...n-the-vine.html

Edited by AsteroidX, 10 February 2013 - 11:13 PM.





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