Fractured Fairy Tales:

Fractured Fairy Tales:

There are 10 comments on the Free Republic story from Oct 27, 2012, titled Fractured Fairy Tales:. In it, Free Republic reports that:

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have boosted shale gas production from zero a few years ago to 10% of all US energy supplies in 2012, observes energy analyst Daniel Yergin .

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Oct 27, 2012
Aww rats! Watch this instead:

LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#2 Oct 27, 2012
Free republic is consistently about applying the authoritarian policies of the 'powers that be'. It's message has no foundation in fact. Very similar to Heartland in fact. Probably because the 'right wing activists' on this blog are reading and sucking up the Heartland propaganda.

That is one thing to be said for well financed propaganda. It can be effective in solifying support among those already defined as 'useful idiots'.
SpaceBlues

United States

#3 Oct 28, 2012
It's like Nazi propaganda. There's no reasoned response in words.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#4 Oct 28, 2012
I find it strange and amusing that the Republican party USED to be the 'party of science and engineering' back in the old days. I think the difference is that back then, business leaders were for innovation and new products which generally were from new discoveries in science. Now science is finding the worm in the apple and there is very little real innovation among mega-corporations, but patent lawsuits and variations on a theme. Thus science now becomes a drag on business (i.e clean coal, etc) and the reaction is that the emphasis on science is now among the 'public' who benefit from eliminating some of the 'externalized costs' such as pollution and conflicting values.
PHD

Shreveport, LA

#5 Oct 29, 2012
No such thing as clean coal. The GOP and the Blue Dogs are parties of control. Out of your pocket and into their own. More of the same. Hay there's a new soap as the GOP Blue Dogs turn.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#6 Oct 29, 2012
PHD wrote:
No such thing as clean coal.
But there is 'cleaner coal', and at some point you just call it 'clean'. The double shift reaction FutureGen would have been one if they buried the CO2 stream resulting. Or reacted it with magnesium silicate rock (plenty of deposit available) http://netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/...
at some cost to the overall efficiency.

The problem is that there is no such thing as CHEAP clean coal, and the fat cats will keep pushing the 'we'll take your job unless we get more' button. Jobs win out, not money. But they rich will threaten jobs unless they can maximize their cut. And to heck with the slave labour classes or their needs.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#7 Oct 29, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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But there is 'cleaner coal', and at some point you just call it 'clean'. The double shift reaction FutureGen would have been one if they buried the CO2 stream resulting. Or reacted it with magnesium silicate rock (plenty of deposit available) http://netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/...
at some cost to the overall efficiency.
The problem is that there is no such thing as CHEAP clean coal, and the fat cats will keep pushing the 'we'll take your job unless we get more' button. Jobs win out, not money. But they rich will threaten jobs unless they can maximize their cut. And to heck with the slave labour classes or their needs.
Cleaner but not clean. Kinda like my car was washed yesterday and it was cleaner than today.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#8 Oct 29, 2012
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Cleaner but not clean. Kinda like my car was washed yesterday and it was cleaner than today.
Better than not washing it at all, n'est pas?
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#9 Oct 30, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Better than not washing it at all, n'est pas?
The dirt goes to another place much like the no clean coal.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#10 Oct 30, 2012
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>The dirt goes to another place much like the no clean coal.
Get the other places to clean their cars once in a while too.

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