Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Study shows fracking contaminates water


A privileged glimpse into the obvious.   But, yes, we actually needed a "study" -- it wasn't enough that wherever fracking was instituted in the Marcellus Shale areas, the water tables became contaminated.  One plus one equals two.  But we needed a "study" to prove it.  Well, it's now been proven.  But you can bet that will not stop the fracking.  Greed-driven $$$$ interests trumps everything in this world, even safe drinking water.  We can be sure that dissenting "studies" will now pop up, bought-and-paid for by the multi-trillion-dollar oil and gas industry, stating that fracking has absolutely nothing to do with the contamination of water -- and further arguing that even if contamination is true, "the benefits are greater than the losses." That is the usual right-wing lingo that supports all corporations, no matter what they do. ....And the greed goes on.

Sorry to say it, but it's a given that
politicians will be paid big lobbyist money to vote to continue fracking.  No one even seems to be mentioning that earthquakes are becoming more common in the areas where fracking is taking place.  The east coast has not been known for earthquakes of the nature that have been occurring there lately.  Just pointing out....

Poor people.  Poor Mother Earth.  The military/industrial complex, with their unreined-in power, won't stop until they lay our planet and its people completely to waste.

And, all the while, the free energy discovered by Nikola Tesla in the early part of the 20th century continues to be buried and ignored. Tesla's discovery was buried then by J.P. Morgan and continues to be buried now by the oil and gas industry with help from the political Cheneys of the world.  See quotes below:

    "Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other of the common fuels.  All peoples everywhere should have free energy sources."

    "Electric Power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world's machinery without the need for coal, oil or gas . . . "

-- Nikola Tesla

    "Free energy will promulgate a forward leap in human progress akin to the discovery of fire. It will bring the dawn of an entirely new civilization -- one based on freedom and abundance."

 "Nikola Tesla was not in this for the money.  He wanted to give the world free energy.  If we are to implement free energy in the tradition of Nikola Tesla, then we need to replicate not only his science but his humanity."

  "Free energy does not mean perpetual motion.  Extracting power from the vast sea of energy that surrounds us is no more perpetual motion than a photovoltaic cell.  It does not violate the second law of thermodynamics.  It is a conversion of energy from one form into another form that is usable -- not the creation of energy out of nothing."

-- Sterling D. Allan
(ExtraOrdinary Technology conference; July 31, 2005)

    "Presently, only 1% of the U.S. energy supply comes from renewable sources, including Solar, Wind and Hydro. If we applied the $400 billion dollars that has been spent in the Iraq war toward installing Wind Turbines on non-farmable lands in North and South Dakota, we could power the US, and become independent of imported oil."

-- Jim Dunn
(Center for Technology Commercialization, Nov. 19, 2006)

    "When one 'fringe' free energy technology finally goes commercial, it will open a floodgate of interest in all the other technologies that science said were 'impossible'."

-- Sterling D. Allan
(June 8, 2006)

     "When you're one step ahead of the crowd you're a genius.  When you're two steps ahead, you're a crackpot."

--Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Lincoln Square Synagogue, Feb. 1998
(Arizona Jewish Post;
Sept. 18, 1998; p. B-10.)

    "I can now state that I have succeeded in operating a motive device by means of [cosmic rays].  I will tell you in the most general way, the cosmic ray ionizes the air, setting free many charges -- ions and electrons.  These charges are captured in a condenser which is made to discharge through the circuit of the motor."

-- Nikola Tesla
Brooklyn Eagle
; July 10, 1932

    "I'm convinced that solving the FE/OU issues now is no longer a question of electrical engineering; its a question of Knowledge Engineering."

-- David L. Wenbert (July 3, 2007)

     "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

-- Think Different, Apple Computers Advertisement

    "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."

--Western Union internal memo, 1876.
(click here for other similar quotes)

    "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."

-- Gandhi

    "Those who say it cannot be done should not interfere with those of us who are doing it"

-- S. Hickman

    "Our universe is a sea of energy - free, clean energy. It is all out there waiting for us to set sail upon it."

-- Robert Adams

For anyone interested in learning more about Nikola Tesla, Netflix has the following documentaries on his life. 
Tesla: Master of Lightning 90 minutes

Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, the person truly responsible for developing AC power transmission and radio, is the focus of this scientifically accurate documentary, which is based on historical evidence gathered over several years. Through rare visual materials and autobiographical writings, the program sheds light on the often misunderstood genius who had no formal science training yet rivaled contemporaries such as Thomas Edison.

Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World 42 minutes
Nikola Tesla -- owner of more than 700 patents and father of many modern technologies -- is the subject of this documentary that explores his revolutionary ideas and the impact his work had on radar, television, radio, medical X-ray and more. Although Tesla is one of the most influential figures in history, he remains relatively unknown.