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  •  I was at the meeting, and FOOW is my daddy. (21+ / 0-)

    You've presented an excellent account of the meeting. I sadly missed the Sanford women's commentary because I needed a breather.

    One thing that I wish would be emphasized more, and that I spoke -poorly- to is that the potential for economic devastation is actually enormous. I wish people would hammer back at the jobs argument more, because it's what has won them public support, as best I can tell, and it's a cruel lie.

    I can't speak for my father, but I do know that these meetings have been very emotionally draining for him/us. I wish I'd gotten a chance to meet you. I was so glad to have met Solar Mom and her spectacularly delightful son.

    •  I believe I met Marihilda at the mtg (4+ / 0-)
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      Honestly, there was much too much going on for me to keep everything straight.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 07:33:59 AM PDT

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    •  You dad was eloquent. (5+ / 0-)
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      He was rightfully upset by his absurd and humiliating ejection from the meeting. I talked to him outside as we left right after he did and he was particularly angry about the gas industry people breaking into line. I can imagine how upsetting this is to you both. I felt like we had all gone down the rabbit hole at that meeting. I could have slugged the DENR woman when she started going on about "Let's not be the House of Commons here." When people aren't responding to what was an encyclopedic presentation of reasons not to frack or at the VERY least to take it slow, it turns into crazy time. War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength and you guys are on the frontlines.

      Not that the rest of us aren't too since this deposit sits under two major reservoirs for Durham and Raleigh. Leakage of fracking fluids into Falls and Jordan Lakes will be the end of this area. It is hard for me to understand how people and especially the press don't get the consequences.

      Thank you both for what you are doing.

      Are you going to the meeting in Pittsboro tonight?

      Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one. Marx

      by Marihilda on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 07:48:15 AM PDT

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      •  House of Commons would have been an improvement (2+ / 0-)
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        on the conditions you are describing here.  Fish's ejection sounds like an outright First Amendment violation.  What in God's good name is the reason they cited for it? Can one of you describe that exact sequence?  It sounds like there may be an actionable violation there, and there is at the very least an episode to seize upon as a PR coupe for the anti-frackers.

        And in case you haven't noticed, you have indeed entered the world of performance art/ guerrilla theater. We have been dealing with the same nonsense up here in PA/NY for over four years now.  But seriously, you need to make lemonade out of the absurd treatment of FishOutofWater.

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