Are You Fracking Stupid?
by John Duke - posted 4:48 pm, April 24, 2012
Lately a lot of Doctors have been warning The People of New York State about the terrible effects of hydraulic fracture mining, known as Fracking. A short list would include the Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York State Nurses Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics of New York State and the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.
Fracking is the process of using water at very high pressures underground to cause shale formations to collapse and force out the gas that was between them. And unbelievably to some people’s surprise; earthquakes sometimes happen! Who would have guessed?
The earthquakes caused by fracking in Ohio were felt in New York. The earthquakes caused by fracking in Oklahoma were felt in Illinois. And there are people who want to promote this in the southern tier. They are known as “Fracking Idiots.”
If you’ll look up the definition of Idiot you will read 1. [as a noun] an utterly foolish or senseless person. and 2. Psychology – a person of the lowest order in a former and discarded classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25. Thus the title “Fracking Idiot.”
And the best part of fracking is what’s in the water. They add just about every Cancer Causing Agent known to man into the water that is used and then tell you the water is over 99% clean and free of contaminants. Which is true, but that’s like having your waiter say; “Your glass of water is 99.999% clean and delicious but just before giving it to you I added about 10 drops of arsenic.
You have to ask yourself; “Sould I eat produce from a farm that has a fracking well on its property?” Or more importantly; “Would I like to feed food from that farm to my children or my parents?”
No one believes the earlier untruths (Lies) about fracking. It won’t lower gas prices. The United States is producing more gas than it ever has in its history and gas consumption is at an all time low. Has the price of gas gone down? If you said yes, you’re fracking stupid.
And don’t go buying a hard-hat and expect to get a job. It doesn’t create jobs. It raises your taxes. The frackers would come from other sites to destroy our southern tier. The only exception for job creation would be Roswell Park of course, because they will have so many more patients from this area.
Hydrofracking doesn’t create jobs, it won’t lower gas prices, but it will cause massive pollution and earthquakes. New York State is thinking about allowing it even though it has been an absolute catastrophe in other States. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is going to come to a decision this year after many months of study. An adult should be able to make that decision in less than 30 minutes, it is not rocket science.
If you hear someone promoting fracking you should stop and ask yourself; “Is this guy Fracking Stupid or am I talking to a Fracking Idiot?” There is a difference. If he’s polishing the new hard-hat he just bought at Sears, you’ll know he’s just Fracking Stupid. But if he knowingly is willing to do harm to everyone around here in order to make a couple of dollars; you’ll know he’s a Fracking Idiot.”