A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Does it take more water to frack an
oil well or keep a golf course green?

Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 8/20/2014 5:02:34 AM

Quick question: Which uses more water, growing vegetables or hydraulic fracturing — i.e. fracking — to produce oil and natural gas? Ask that question of folks who work for the energy industry and odds are good they will quickly tell you agriculture consumes far more water than fracking. Ask that same question to activists trying to stop fracking and odds are good they will just as quickly respond with claims that fracking uses so much water that it threatens ground supplies. The right answer, according to a recent study done for the Western Energy Alliance, found that fracking in states

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 8/20/2014 5:12:27 AM     (No. 9972998)

We live on a WATER Planet and there is enough for our every need. Just need the political will to accomplish the task....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: jhpeters2, 8/20/2014 5:44:36 AM     (No. 9973004)

Back in the day we used to drill for oil in New Mexico. When fracking a well we used water that covered the yellow cake slag that was impounded in ponds to keep the slag from drying and blowing over the countryside. That was the water source. Better still, the cattle ranchers wanted the water that was produced with the oil (as it was and still is fresh water) from the wells for their cattle.

When I explain that to lefties these days I enjoy watching the confusion then outrage build on their faces and come tumbling out of their mouths.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: texaspast, 8/20/2014 8:18:13 AM     (No. 9973130)

Here in East Texas, a lot of the water used in the drilling process is surface water, not in-ground water. The water is purchased from a near-by farmer´s pond or lake, and directed to the drillsite by temporary surface pipeline.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/20/2014 8:28:29 AM     (No. 9973148)

Lucky you, #3. Out in West Texas, there isn´t a surplus of ground water, so my experience is that the drilling company drills a water well for their own use, pays the rancher for the water used, and then the well is left for the rancher when the driller is finished. That works better than letting them use our existing water wells.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: WAN2, 8/20/2014 8:41:54 AM     (No. 9973180)

In the end they will ban both golf courses and fracking.... JUST to be safe.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 8/20/2014 8:54:13 AM     (No. 9973220)

For #3: Back in the day,we set up the rig on the outskirts of Gotebo,Ok about 30 yards from the town´s sewage pond. I can testify that wet connections were horrendous.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/20/2014 9:13:56 AM     (No. 9973264)



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 797685




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"



Leaked transcripts reveal
Putin’s secret attack in Ukraine
New York Post, by Bill Sanderson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 6:45:29 AM     Post Reply
Giving lie to Vladimir Putin’s claims that Russia isn’t fighting in Ukraine, up to 80 Russian troops were killed in a skirmish there last month, according to information released by an opposition politician. Members of an elite Russian paratroop force talked about the brutal battle near Luhansk, a city in eastern Ukraine, in telephone transcripts leaked to politician and newspaper publisher Lev Shlosberg. “We’re f——g walking along looking for these f—–g Ukrainians,” one paratrooper says in an account reported by the Sunday Times of London. “We get out into the open and are seen, kapow!” the paratrooper says. “We dashed out onto the road,

Moving the Mexican Border
New Yorker, by Paul Kramer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 5:41:30 AM     Post Reply
The whole point of setting the border between Mexico and the United States at the deepest channel of the Rio Grande was that the river was not supposed to move. That was the thinking in 1848, when, following Mexico’s defeat by the United States and surrender of its vast northern lands, boundary surveyors from the two countries were tasked with reinventing the border. The choice of the river for the boundary’s eastern half had been obvious: its use as a territorial marker stretched back into the region’s Spanish colonial past, and it was hard to miss and often difficult to

Cruz: Meet the new ´Three Amigos´
The Hill [DC], by Scott Wong    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 5:30:48 AM     Post Reply
Move over John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz says there’s a new “Three Amigos” in the U.S. Senate. This week, Cruz, the conservative Texas senator, found himself on the same side as liberal Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in voting against arming and training Syrian rebels fighting Islamic extremists in the Middle East. All three senators are considered prospective 2016 candidates. “They call us the three Amigos,” Cruz joked during an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday. And though he’s on the opposite political spectrum as Warren and Sanders, Cruz was quick to

Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-
Jumper Stay In The White House
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 5:26:31 AM     Post Reply
The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website. “We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition, which was authored by D.A. King, founder of the Georgia-based

   

 

B-G1


 
Progressives Enthroned
National Review Online, by Amity Schlaes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 5:22:53 AM     Post Reply
‘He is at once God and their intimate friend,” wrote journalist Martha Gellhorn back in the 1930s of President Franklin Roosevelt. The quote comes from The Roosevelts, the new Ken Burns documentary that PBS airs this month. But the term “documentary” doesn’t do The Roosevelts justice. “Extravaganza” is more like it: In not one but 14 lavish hours, the series covers two great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, who served in the first decade of the last century, and Franklin Roosevelt, who led our nation through the Great Depression and to victory in World War II. In his use of the plural,

Obama’s half-hearted war on terror
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 4:59:55 AM     Post Reply
The quote of the week comes from James Clapper, the director of national intelligence. Noting that criticism of surveillance programs forced the government to “throttle back,” he told The Washington Post that means “we are accepting more risk.” Tapping a deep well of sarcasm, he continued: “We are supposed to keep the country safe, predict anticipatory intelligence, with no risk, and no embarrassment if revealed, and without a scintilla of jeopardy to privacy of any domestic person or foreign person. We call that ‘immaculate collection.’?” Bingo! Clapper’s mission-impossible statement is more than justified, and not just in matters of intelligence gathering. He might

In Senate Battle, the Wild Cards
Become Alaska and Kansas
New York Times, by Nate Cohn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 4:55:53 AM     Post Reply
The last few weeks of public polling have offered contradictory and surprising results, like surveys showing the Democratic Senate candidate in Colorado either up by six percentage points or down by eight. Nonetheless, the polls have clarified the fight for the Senate. States like North Carolina and Michigan have moved toward the Democrats, while Arkansas and Louisiana have drifted toward the Republican column. The result is that the list of battleground states has shrunk, with perhaps only Alaska, Iowa and Kansas remaining as true tossups. Yet even though the overall picture is sharper, it now centers on the two most mysterious

What Did Turkey Trade for Hostages?
PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 4:53:24 AM     Post Reply
Turkey is celebrating the return of 49 of their citizens held for 101 days by Islamic State. The hostages were captured when the Iraqi city of Mosul fell to the terrorists. Turkey’s state run news agency Anadolu reported that “no ransom had been paid and “no conditions were accepted in return for their release.” But many observers weren’t buying that explanation. The official explanation “sounds a bit too good to be true,” said Sinan Ulgen, a former Turkish diplomat who chairs the Istanbul-based Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies. “There are some very legitimate and unanswered questions about how this happened.” The hostages

Obama´s ISIS Tap Dance
Town Hall, by Amanda Muñoz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 4:48:28 AM     Post Reply
Don’t let a rare act of bipartisanship fool you. Just because Congress came together (miraculously and quickly before, ahem, their midterm elections) in passage of a continuing resolution which also authorizes the training and arming of Syrian troops, doesn’t mean that the American people - or the military for that matter – are fully buying into the president’s plan. All the hustle and bustle on Capitol Hill this week laid bare the confusion and political calculation behind the White House’s recent push to go after the ISIS (ISIL) terrorist group, which increases its threats against the U.S. and its allies every

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Army chief of staff says U.S.
may need more troops in Iraq
Washington Post, by Craig Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 4:45:28 AM     Post Reply
Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said Friday it might be necessary to deploy more U.S. forces to Iraq beyond the 1,600 troops already there, warning that the fight against the Islamic State will intensify and could go on for years. Odierno, who served as the top U.S. military commander during the last war in Iraq, also said he would not rule out the need to send small numbers of U.S. ground troops into combat as tactical airstrike spotters or as front-line advisers embedded with Iraq forces. In a breakfast interview with the Defense Writers Group, Odierno said that “1,600

Archbishop of Canterbury admits
doubts about existence of God
Independent [UK], by Rose Troup Buchanan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 4:41:24 AM     Post Reply
The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted to feeling doubts over the existence of God. In a recent interview at Bristol Cathedral, Archbishop Justin Welby said on a recent morning run with his dog he had questioned why God had failed to intervene to prevent injustice. “The other day I was praying over something as I was running and I ended up saying to God ‘Look this is all very well but isn’t it about time you did something – if you’re there.’” Earlier in the interview, when asked if he had moments of doubt, Archbishop Welby replied: “Yes. I do,

Rick Perry: America’s
Next Top Strategist?
Daily Beast, by James Poulos    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 4:39:19 AM     Post Reply
The Texas governor is perfectly positioned to create a new geopolitical consensus in the GOP. Late for happy hour, a junior staffer sighs and starts in on a draft email announcing RickPAC, Rick Perry’s new political action committee. “Friend & Supporter,” it begins. The staffer stares at the screen. “We’re living during…” During what? One of the lamest eras ever? Okay, no. How about: “one of the most volatile periods since the Cold War.” Twenty minutes later, the draft is finished. It pops up in the inbox of a communications staffer, also feeling overworked, who scans it quickly for groaners and gives it the



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Michelle Obama: Americans ´Take for
Granted´ How Much Barack Has Improved US

48 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 10:49:59 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House. “Just think about how different our country looks to children growing up today,” she said. “Think about how our kids take for granted that a black person or a woman can be President of the United States.” She also praised President Obama for changing history on gay marriage and the Supreme Court. “They take it for granted that for the first time in history, there are three brilliant women serving

After Declaring War on Tea Party,
Karl Rove Frets GOP Estab Candidates
Not Getting Enough Donations

48 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/20/2014 10:02:02 AM     Post Reply
After declaring war on the Tea Party and often showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Republicans to record gains in the 2010 midterm elections, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate this year because of the lack of enthusiasm for his establishment-approved candidates. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rove notes that even though Obama´s "job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican... each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is

   

 



 
ISIS fighters terrified of being
killed by female troops

47 replie(s)
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/20/2014 5:10:13 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Kurdish fighters battling ISIS desperately want more guns and armor, but they already have a secret weapon: The fanatics they’re fighting fear that if they get killed in combat by a woman, they won’t go to heaven. “They have many female battalions, as you know who fought very bravely,” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who chairs the House International Relations Committee, told The Post of the Kurds. Royce, who met this week with the foreign minister of Kurdistan, cited recent reports of young female Kurdish troops “laughing” at ISIS forces they had turned back. “These ISIL soldiers apparently believed that if

Retired Head Of Marine Corps: Obama’s
ISIS Strategy Doesn’t Have ‘A Snowball’s
Chance In Hell Of Succeeding’

41 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/20/2014 5:31:37 AM     Post Reply
The man who was the top Marine general from 2006 until his retirement in 2010 says President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail. “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps during the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama administration, said at the Maverick PAC Conference in Washington, D.C. Friday, according to a source in attendance. Maverick PAC has described itself

Rare respiratory virus spreads to 22 states
35 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 6:10:55 PM     Post Reply
That rare respiratory illness sickening children around the country continues to crop up in new places. It has been confirmed in 22 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, appearing in three states where it had not been previously: Georgia, Michigan and Washington state. These children are facing an uncommon enterovirus strain. While enteroviruses in general are quite common, this particular strain — enterovirus 68 — has not cropped up terribly often since it was first identified in 1962. It can cause severe breathing problems, a particular danger for children who may suffer from asthma or other

Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change
‘Makes You a Member of the Flat
Earth Society’

33 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/20/2014 12:06:12 PM     Post Reply
Shawn Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat. “The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.” Donovan, who formerly ran the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, is now in charge of the arm of the executive branch

Security breached:
Intruder gets into White House

26 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Josh Lederman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/20/2014 7:41:42 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

John Kerry: US At War With
The ´Enemy of Islam´

25 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 3:17:20 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria. (Video) Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.” So its official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam. However, strange bedfellows arise if the Obama administration so chooses to uphold Kerry’s claim that we are at war with the enemy(s) of Islam. The following displays that Secretary

Au revoir, ISIS fighters: French
jets kill dozens of jihadists,
destroy munitions facility

25 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2014 11:59:30 PM     Post Reply
The French did for President Obama on Friday what they refused to do for his predecessor — they joined the fight in Iraq. Two Rafale fighter planes armed with laser-guided bombs “entirely destroyed” an Islamic State munitions depot and killed dozens of ISIS fighters, making France the first coalition country to make good on its promise to battle the murderous militants. “Other operations will follow in the coming days with the same goal — to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities,” French President Francois Hollande vowed. The French famously said “non” in 2003 when President Bush

Rice Bolts During Intense Press
Questioning Over Obama´s Syrian
Air Strikes

23 replie(s)
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 5:22:52 PM     Post Reply
(Video)Friday during the White House press briefing, National Security Advisor Susan Rice abruptly left in the middle of a question after confusing reporters with her announcement President Barack Obama was going ahead with air strikes in Syria. When reporters began to grill Rice about whether the president had already given the authorization to the militarily to bomb in Syria, Rice kept repeating they would not be releasing information on the timing of those air strikes. Reporters continued to push with several trying to explain their question is if the president has already given authorization. Laughing uncomfortably Rice exited the room

Susan Rice bolts from podium,
unable to answer reporters´ questions
at White House press briefing

23 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 9/20/2014 9:17:30 AM     Post Reply
The National Security Advisor of the United States did something astonishing yesterday. In the middle of a reporter’s questioning, she bolted from the podium of the White House pressroom, saying, “Nice to see you,” fleeing a situation she evidently was unable to cope with. The question that caused Ms. Rice to flee was a fairly simple one: whether or not the president has authorized the bombing of targets in Syria. Rice responded multiple times that the timing of strikes would not be released, but that was not the question at hand, and reporters pressed her on whether her boss had authorized

Scott Brown riding an
anti-Obama wave in N.H.

23 replie(s)
Boston Globe, by Joshua Miller    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/20/2014 12:51:40 PM     Post Reply
SALEM, N.H. — Voters have soured on President Obama. National and statewide trends favor Republicans. And here in his new home state, Scott Brown’s truck is gaining speed. Analysts and recent polls have found Brown closing in on US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic incumbent he is vying to unseat, in a race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive. Once largely dismissed by critics as an unlikely second act in a state he moved to only last year, Brown’s Senate bid is increasingly seen as a plausible path back to the US Capitol. Observers see a race that may be largely determined

   

Post Reply   Close thread 797685





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS