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  •  Sure, and when the free market (7+ / 0-)

    poisons public water supplies while controlling access to yet untainted sources, think of the market they'll create for all those people who need water to survive. They won't need to get the gas out, the water will be more valuable.

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    by Siri on Wed May 16, 2012 at 07:05:15 AM PDT

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    •  YAY FREEDOM! (5+ / 0-)
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      And the boom in the health and mortuary industries!

      Ask top al Qaeda leaders about Obama's foreign policy. Wait, you can't. They're dead. -Paul Begala

      by Fickle on Wed May 16, 2012 at 07:10:46 AM PDT

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    •  That's just it. According to the 'laws' of the (3+ / 0-)
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      Free Market: If a product is bad or causes harm, the product will lose market value and will either have to be changed, or will fail.

      In this case, if the fluids leak in to water supplies harming 100's of thousands of people, the gas industry will either have to change procedures or fail.

      Unless of course that industry has the power to buy people off and produce effective disinformation campaigns and disinformation politicians. Which by the way is the unwritten Free Market law -- the law of corruption -- none of the Free Market proponents ever really want to talk about.

      I pity Pennsylvania. All the trapped fumes from the fracking chemicals and underground coal fires. Doesn't that seem a dangerous combination? I wonder if it's been looked into.

      Romney - his fingernails have never been anything but manicured.

      by Pescadero Bill on Wed May 16, 2012 at 08:57:43 AM PDT

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