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Fracking flick channels science fiction
Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/2/2013 5:23:08 AM

If you don’t have the facts on your side, make some up. That’s Hollywood’s typical scheme for pushing its left-wing views on American audiences. Tinseltown’s “Promised Land” puts a heavy thumb on the scale in favor of Big Green in its battle to vanquish the natural-gas industry in the debate over hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The film is thinly disguised propaganda designed to turn public opinion against an affordable energy source that could prove the undoing of hopelessly inefficient windmills and solar panels. “Promised Land,” which opened Friday, portrays an economically depressed rural town that becomes the battleground

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/2/2013 6:07:00 AM     (No. 9094152)

And Arab oil money financed it. Gee, I wonder why? Matt Damon is an idiot.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: pliades, 1/2/2013 6:13:42 AM     (No. 9094155)

Just another ´lefty´ movie to add to my list of what NOT to go see. Dang, that list is getting bigger and bigger.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JackBurton, 1/2/2013 6:32:54 AM     (No. 9094170)

This is the second review I´ve read and in this one, Damon is buying up mineral rights. In the first, he was buying land. In practice, the energy companies pay for the right to extract the gas and then pay basedupon the productivity of the well making the movie summary of the first review, if accurate, TOTAL fiction. And the first review went into incredible plot detail after confessing that it would totally spoil the plot.

Hah.

Spoiled. There have been a lot of movies I´ve purposely avoided. Hasn´t hurt me at all.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/2/2013 7:02:34 AM     (No. 9094190)

...with heavy emphasis on "fiction".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mws50, 1/2/2013 7:04:34 AM     (No. 9094194)

Speculators and oil companies will lease the mineral rights from land owners (including the US Government). When they get around to drilling, the land owner will get a percent of all oil or gas sold, usually between 20% & 25%, depending on how lucrative the mineral rights will be.

Fracking is a serious economy enhancement to every area it is being performed. There is an estimated 2 TRILLION barrels of frackable oil under ground the US controls.

I understand why the leftards want to stop it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/2/2013 7:19:34 AM     (No. 9094218)

The American people have already shown that they are stupid and ignorant. They will believe this tripe.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: frodocasey, 1/2/2013 8:20:26 AM     (No. 9094315)

"The film is thinly disguised propaganda" - Liberal/Progressive propaganda is a tiny bit of Truth accompanied by a whole lot of Democratic talking points but never the TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/2/2013 12:02:07 PM     (No. 9094790)

My relatives live in the town where this was filmed (Avonmore, PA). All rabid Democrats until some started to make some money from having valuable land. And they like it. But Pennsylvania went for Obama so their good times might be coming to an end.

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