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Be Like, Fall, and New York: Ban Fracking <p><a href="http://rightsided.tumblr.com/post/104889464792" class="tumblr_blog">rightsided</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://runningrepublican.tumblr.com/post/104885180802/markruffalo-new-yorkers-governor-cuomo">runningrepublican</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://markruffalo.tumblr.com/post/104706048725/new-yorkers-governor-cuomo-signaled-in-october">markruffalo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>New Yorkers! <span>Governor Cuomo signaled in October that he will make a decision about whether to open New York to fracking before the end of the year. It’s time for him to make that decision now, by banning fracking. You can help by placing a call to the Governor. More info <em><a href="http://act.credoaction.com/call/call_cuomo_fracking_2014/?t=1&amp;akid=12312.894208.MceO36"><span>HERE</span></a></em>.<br/></span></p> </blockquote> <p>OP is <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">markruffalo</a>, a <a href="https://twitter.com/markruffalo/status/215886757365948416">wealthy actor who can afford a Tesla</a>. The main issue here is that while our friend Ruffalo here can afford a Tesla, most people can not. His <a href="http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/mark-ruffalo-net-worth/">net worth is roughly $20 Million dollars.</a> I understand that acting is his forte, but his economic knowledge is limited to that of the average person.  </p> <p>This issue is, Mark, that when you suggest banning fracking, you freeze the supply of oil. If you allow oil prices to fall, it probably won’t make a difference for people like you or I, Mark. However those who truly live paycheck to paycheck need to find savings in their budgets. Lower oil prices could be one of those savings. </p> <p>Now before someone responds with “but muh environment”, fracking has been proven safe. The only threat is a surface spill of chemicals, which occurs with any form of drilling and really, occurs in many industries, ultimately it is unavoidable. <a href="http://runningrepublican.tumblr.com/tagged/enviroment">When it does occur, we don’t need to write legislation but rather simply enforce existing property rights.</a></p> <blockquote> <p><em>(T)he idea stressed by fracking critics that deep-injected fluids will migrate into groundwater is mostly false. Basic geology prevents such contamination from starting below ground. A fracture caused by the drilling process would have to extend through the several thousand feet of rock that separate deep shale gas deposits from freshwater aquifers. According to geologist Gary Lash of the State University of New York at Fredonia, the intervening layers of rock have distinct mechanical properties that would prevent the fissures from expanding a mile or more toward the surface. It would be like stacking a dozen bricks on top of each other, he says, and expecting a crack in the bottom brick to extend all the way to the top one. What’s more, the fracking fluid itself, thickened with additives, is too dense to ascend upward through such a channel.</em></p> <p><em>-Seamus McGraw, Popular Mechanics </em></p> </blockquote> <p>It would be cool if <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">markruffalo</a> responded to this with an opinion or his thoughts.</p> </blockquote> <p><span>I mean, a forward-thinking, man of the people, Occupier of Wall Street guy like Ruffalo surely would not want to see such a </span><em>crony-capitalist, oligopolistic</em><span> </span><em>Cartel </em><span>like</span><span>OPEC maintain such a strong grip on world economics through their exploitive price gouging, because other nations deciding to stifle their own oil production as though oil production was </span><em>a woman wishing to drive in Saudi Arabia.</em><span> I say, “Surely not!”</span></p> <p>Being anti-oil is easy when <strike>S.H.I.E.L.D.</strike> <strike>movie studios</strike> other people pay for your limo/private airfare costs.</p> <p>But the proletariat really should abandon the bourgeois idea of wanting cheaper household heating costs, especially the elderly (read: elderly living on fixed income), in the Winter months. It’s not like we have a problem with those people dying of cold-related issues or anything <span>(</span><span></span><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr076.pdf">x</a><span>)</span><span>.</span></p> <p><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/188283ba3379047e33c42d4cc74607a0/tumblr_inline_nge9ctfxCc1r9df2n.png"/></p> <p>Plus, it’s not like people can save anywhere from a couple hundred to over a thousand dollars a year because of lower gas prices. But what’s a couple C notes to a guy like <strike>the Hulk</strike> <strike>Bruce Banner</strike> Mark Ruffalo?</p></blockquote>
Be Like, Fall, and New York: Ban
 Fracking
<p><a href="http://rightsided.tumblr.com/post/104889464792" class="tumblr_blog">rightsided</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://runningrepublican.tumblr.com/post/104885180802/markruffalo-new-yorkers-governor-cuomo">runningrepublican</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://markruffalo.tumblr.com/post/104706048725/new-yorkers-governor-cuomo-signaled-in-october">markruffalo</a>:</p>
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<p>New Yorkers! <span>Governor Cuomo signaled in October that he will make a decision about whether to open New York to fracking before the end of the year. It’s time for him to make that decision now, by banning fracking. You can help by placing a call to the Governor. More info <em><a href="http://act.credoaction.com/call/call_cuomo_fracking_2014/?t=1&amp;akid=12312.894208.MceO36"><span>HERE</span></a></em>.<br/></span></p>
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<p>OP is <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">markruffalo</a>, a <a href="https://twitter.com/markruffalo/status/215886757365948416">wealthy actor who can afford a Tesla</a>. The main issue here is that while our friend Ruffalo here can afford a Tesla, most people can not. His <a href="http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/mark-ruffalo-net-worth/">net worth is roughly $20 Million dollars.</a> I understand that acting is his forte, but his economic knowledge is limited to that of the average person.  </p>
<p>This issue is, Mark, that when you suggest banning fracking, you freeze the supply of oil. If you allow oil prices to fall, it probably won’t make a difference for people like you or I, Mark. However those who truly live paycheck to paycheck need to find savings in their budgets. Lower oil prices could be one of those savings. </p>
<p>Now before someone responds with “but muh environment”, fracking has been proven safe. The only threat is a surface spill of chemicals, which occurs with any form of drilling and really, occurs in many industries, ultimately it is unavoidable. <a href="http://runningrepublican.tumblr.com/tagged/enviroment">When it does occur, we don’t need to write legislation but rather simply enforce existing property rights.</a></p>
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<p><em>(T)he idea stressed by fracking critics that deep-injected fluids will migrate into groundwater is mostly false. Basic geology prevents such contamination from starting below ground. A fracture caused by the drilling process would have to extend through the several thousand feet of rock that separate deep shale gas deposits from freshwater aquifers. According to geologist Gary Lash of the State University of New York at Fredonia, the intervening layers of rock have distinct mechanical properties that would prevent the fissures from expanding a mile or more toward the surface. It would be like stacking a dozen bricks on top of each other, he says, and expecting a crack in the bottom brick to extend all the way to the top one. What’s more, the fracking fluid itself, thickened with additives, is too dense to ascend upward through such a channel.</em></p>
<p><em>-Seamus McGraw, Popular Mechanics </em></p>
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<p>It would be cool if <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">markruffalo</a> responded to this with an opinion or his thoughts.</p>
</blockquote>
<p><span>I mean, a forward-thinking, man of the people, Occupier of Wall Street guy like Ruffalo surely would not want to see such a </span><em>crony-capitalist, oligopolistic</em><span> </span><em>Cartel </em><span>like</span><span>OPEC maintain such a strong grip on world economics through their exploitive price gouging, because other nations deciding to stifle their own oil production as though oil production was </span><em>a woman wishing to drive in Saudi Arabia.</em><span> I say, “Surely not!”</span></p>
<p>Being anti-oil is easy when <strike>S.H.I.E.L.D.</strike> <strike>movie studios</strike> other people pay for your limo/private airfare costs.</p>
<p>But the proletariat really should abandon the bourgeois idea of wanting cheaper household heating costs, especially the elderly (read: elderly living on fixed income), in the Winter months. It’s not like we have a problem with those people dying of cold-related issues or anything <span>(</span><span></span><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr076.pdf">x</a><span>)</span><span>.</span></p>

<p><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/188283ba3379047e33c42d4cc74607a0/tumblr_inline_nge9ctfxCc1r9df2n.png"/></p>

<p>Plus, it’s not like people can save anywhere from a couple hundred to over a thousand dollars a year because of lower gas prices. But what’s a couple C notes to a guy like <strike>the Hulk</strike> <strike>Bruce Banner</strike> Mark Ruffalo?</p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://rightsided.tumblr.com/post/104889464792" class="tumblr_blog">rightsided</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" h...