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Celebrity ‘experts’ are only experts in hypocrisy

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Celebrity ‘experts’ are only experts in hypocrisy Defending free speech, the 18th century French writer Voltaire subscribed to the principle, “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Listening to, and reading, the idiotic drivel spouted by anti-fracking celebrities has sorely tested my belief in free speech. At a meeting held at a Manhattan art house theater, anti-fracking “luminaries” Mario Batali, Yoko Ono, ...

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April 11, 2013
3:16 a.m.

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Posted by Fritzdawg
While I do agree that celebrities often times know very little about anything other than being celebrities, (Yoko Ono is not exactly a renown geophysicist), they do manage to get some air time for the opposing viewpoint.
The shale industry has dumped millions of dollars into advertising, pay-offs to media shills (who ignoramuses like yourself apparently believe, say "baaa Vito, say baaa. good boy!), and lobbying that the opposition just can't match.
Yes, they own farms, and restaurants, but if they didn't, somebody else would, and none of the products harvested are even going to be used in this country, no less in this state.
Your energy bills are not going to decrease by so much as a penny, and the shale companies have openly stated as much.
Fracking is little more than selling the future of our state to the highest bidder, and no, there will be no economic "boom", as in North Dakota which has 1/20th of our population, and labor pool.
There are more people living within 60 miles of Albany, than live in the entire state of North Dakota, where the "boom" has already hit it's peak, and if North Dakota is doing so well, then why are they still receiving $1.68 of federal money for every $1.00 they put in?
They also have thousands of square miles that probably won't be population centers for another century or two, and if there is one thing New York State does not have, it's disposable real estate.
I would feel better about fracking if there were any type of accountability, but there just isn't, because the "Cheney Loophole" made sure of that.
They refuse to divulge what chemicals are being used, because that information is "proprietary", as though if you, or I knew what they were, we would just start our own oil company.
I'm confident, that every company that fracks knows exactly what chemicals are used, and none of them are harboring some special secret that the rest are not aware of.
Don't think economic "boom", think Love Canal and you'll be more on the mark.

April 12, 2013
7:18 a.m.

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Fracking is opposed largely by egotists who have little grasp of reality. Other less celebrity-worshipping states have already disposed of this "problem".

April 12, 2013
7:06 p.m.

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Thanks for that pile of drivel Frtiz.........