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  •  The misery is on its way as Texas is looking at (7+ / 0-)

    a future filled will natural disaster, especially drought which will likely result in statewide water rationing.  Water pipelines from the Great Lakes will be the next big thing once Texans realize they can't drink or bathe in oil.  I think that this more than anything is why Perry is bailing from his cushy do-nothing job.

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    by judyms9 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 09:08:01 AM PDT

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    •  If they do that, (8+ / 0-)

      that is likely to be the issue that tips states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan permanently away from the GOP and makes Republicans completely obsolete in states like Minnesota and Illinois.

      Alas, they gloated for years that they were special because of their natural supply of oil. They cannot take our water. It's our oil.

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      by anastasia p on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 09:16:55 AM PDT

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    •  And the Texas environment is going to get (2+ / 0-)
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      royally fracked up pretty quickly.

      •  Yeah (0+ / 0-)

        I'm from ENE Texas, and we haven't had measurable earthquakes until recently. But, to be fair, and not to excuse Perry's policies which would go much further, the feds under Obama have supported the practice. That's the intermingling of ideologies that makes being a Dem so difficult these days.

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        by Tismo70 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 05:58:12 PM PDT

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