Greetings from Calico Blackie!
Shit’s getting real, folks and with the passage of the NDAA by that gang of organized crime family middle managers in DC, there isn’t a whole hell of a lot we can do about it.
Protest loud enough? That’s a jailin’!
Never mind we’re guaranteed the right to protest by our Constitution.
Make what now can be interpreted by our “legalized Mafia” leaders as a Terrorist threat? That’s an even longer jailin’ with the possible added bonus of torture and indefinite detainment thrown in.
Other nations hate us.
Why? Because our government and the corporations that run our government have spent decades exploiting smaller less powerful countries so that more money can be made for the banksters, and so that we can have a higher standard of living than those poor bastards in the 3rd world.
The rest of the world sees us as a bunch of enablers for our system of exploitation.
They see us as a bunch of mindless “Sieg Heilers” more than willing to keep the rest of the world in poverty as long as we can put gas in our cars and talk on our fancy slave-labor produced phones.
They see us as a bunch of corrupt world dominators.
AND WE ARE.
But, like the citizens of the 3rd world, we’re also human and we can all rest assured that as human beings, they’re no better “over there” and would be just as nasty and exploitative if the situation was suddenly reversed.
To put it bluntly: “The one on top does the screwing.”
The difference being…..
We “the people” have lost control. Maybe we never had it.
With the passage of the Patriot Act and NDAA, we’ve become almost powerless.
We’ve all heard the term “Coyote Ugly.”
You know, you wake up in the morning with a hangover, realize there’s someone in bed with you and you’ve got your arm around them, look over, and they’re so ugly that you chew your arm off in an attempt to get away.
Did you ever stop to think maybe they’re thinking the same thing when they look over at YOU?
But, that doesn’t matter. Either way, you got screwed and now you have to live with it.
YOU GOT SCREWED AND IT WAS YOUR OWN DAMN FAULT.
Never mind the fact that nowadays a woman can claim rape because “he got me drunk and took advantage of my drunkenness.”
Piss on you.
Unless you were drugged without your knowledge, you’re the one who got willingly drunk, and you know it.
So, like it or not, some of the responsibility also rests with you. Not the blame, mind you. The responsibility.
Sure, you got taken advantage of. Sure, you got screwed when you were powerless. Sure, the guy was an asshole and should be punished for taking advantage of the situation. Sure, you now feel guilty about it.
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS.
Take steps to ensure you don’t get trapped again, and if necessary, FIGHT BACK FOR YOUR OWN WELL BEING.
You are not the guilty party. You just got screwed by an unscrupulous asshole.
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
Spread the word.
Tell all your friends what an unscrupulous and predatory asshole this person is.
Talk to “friends of asshole.”
And, if they’re unsympathetic or if they try to screw you too…..
Spread the word far and wide about this group of predators that’s out to screw us.
Don’t just be apathetic and say “Shit Happens” and go on with your life, hoping that you’ll get over it and thinking you won’t get screwed again.
Now, imagine the type of guy who would take advantage of a drunk/drugged woman is, in reality, a Wall Street bankster who is taking advantage of an apathetic society to screw us all while we’re in our media and technology-induced stupor.
It’s up to “the screwed” to sound the alarm about a predator and about a predatory system that allows this kind of crap to go on.
IF YOU DON’T, THEN YOU’RE PASSIVELY SUPPORTING THE PEOPLE THAT SCREWED YOU, AND YOU RICHLY DESERVE TO GET SCREWED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
“Our” government is not going to protect us. They know who butters their bread.
We’ve got to do it ourselves.
Here’s a news article for you. What are YOU doing about it?
ARE YOU GOING TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THESE PREDATORS, OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE APATHETIC AND GET FUCKED?
Or, even worse….
Are you the type of fat stupid redneck cocksucker that will sit back and say:
“Screw those Californicators. Let them sink into the ocean.”
Then, you’re a big part of the problem and you will deserve every inch of what you get when the oil companies go for you. Hell, look at what they’re already done in other parts of the nation.
IT HAS TO BE STOPPED HERE.
Anyway, here’s the article:
California Gets Fracked
Big Oil is rushing to extract fossil fuel from the state’s underground shale formation. But will it contaminate — and waste — portions of our water supply?
Inside a nondescript building in Sacramento, an auctioneer prepared to lease thousands of acres of public land that could ultimately reap billions of dollars in profits for the winning bidders. The December auction at the federal Bureau of Land Management building also was met with a formal protest lodged by the San Francisco-based Center for Biological Diversity.
The environmental group contended that the bureau hadn’t completed thorough environmental assessments prior to leasing the land. Protesters had gathered outside as well. One burst into the auction, yelling, “Mother Earth isn’t for sale!” The outburst elicited a few chuckles from the group of assembled bidders; the auctioneer then moved on.
During the bureau’s previous quarterly auction, many parcels went unsold. The interest shown by the oil and gas industry had been lukewarm. But things were different at this auction.
The bureau offered up a total of 17,832 acres for lease, and all of the land was bid on and sold. In fact, all the parcels drew multiple bidders during the auction, which generated a total of $104,099 in revenue for the federal government. Going forward, busy auctions like this one likely will become the norm.
At the heart of the expected land-rush in California is the Monterey Shale, a huge underground geologic formation that stretches from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo and contains a rich deposit of fossil fuel.
The formation snakes through eleven counties, but unlike the shale formations in the Northeast and Rocky Mountains, the Monterey Shale is not coveted for its natural gas, but for the oil it contains. No one knows exactly how much oil is in there, but upper-limit estimates from IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates predict that there are 400 billion barrels of oil — an estimated 15.5 billion barrels of which are recoverable using current technology.
Extracting much of that oil won’t be as simple as drilling some wells, however. Nestled in rock formations thousands of feet below ground, the oil can only be retrieved through hydraulic fracturing — a controversial process better known as fracking. Over the past few years, fracking has exploded around the country, spurring a natural gas boom. Fracking allows gas and oil companies to access fossil fuels that were once thought to be unrecoverable, thus fueling a belief that the nation could someday become energy independent.
Oil and gas industry officials are quick to downplay these threats — and are eager to capitalize on the country’s vast underground resources. “Fracking has been used for more than sixty years — more than 1.2 million times in this country — with no proven cases of water contamination,” said Dave Quast, the California field director for Energy in Depth, an industry-sponsored trade group. “Suddenly there’s a focus on hydraulic fracturing because of a completely irresponsible documentary called Gasland.
Despite industry claims, however, there have been numerous documented cases of environmental contamination associated with fracking. In 2009, a jury awarded $8.5 million in damages to Starrh and Starrh Cotton Growers of Kern County after finding that improperly stored fracking wastewater by the nearby Chevron subsidiary, Aera Oil, had contaminated the groundwater and killed an entire orchard of almond trees.
A 2011 EPA study found carcinogens commonly associated with hydraulic fracturing in two test wells in Wisconsin, including a toxic solvent called 2-Butoxyethanol. A later study revealed that the leaks in the test wells were not caused by cement casing failure, which is common to hydraulic fracturing, but by upward migration through rock fissures, which the industry had long claimed was impossible.
In March 2012, a Cornell University study confirmed devastating impacts on pets and livestock in lands surrounding fracking outfits, including stillbirths, sterility, and death.
Drinking-water sources in Fresno, Bakersfield, Coalinga, Avenal, McKittrick, San Luis Obispo, San Benito, Monterey, Ventura, and Santa Barbara, and Orange County stand in the potential fracking zone, and are at risk of contamination by methane, benzene, and other carcinogens.
The amount of water consumed by fracking also presents a serious environmental challenge in a state with a water-shortage problem. A June 2012 report published by the Oakland-based Pacific Institute detailed the extreme water usage associated with fracking.
Though the industry often reports usage at 1 to 2 million gallons per well, the study found that the average water usage in the Marcellus Shale region (Northwestern United States) was 4.5 million gallons per well. Some wells in Texas were found to have required 13 million gallons of water each.
This extreme consumption of water, very little of which is recoverable, will likely pit Big Oil against agriculture, consumers, and the environmental community.
For the most part, the California land rush has operated under the radar, however. A poll released in August by the Public Policy Institute of California showed that 46 percent of Californians have never heard of fracking.
Though attention is growing, the energy industry has learned valuable lessons from the fracking fight in the Northeast, and with a potential windfall in the hundreds of billions of dollars, big players like Occidental Petroleum, Chevron, Venoco, and Exxon-Mobil aren’t likely to pack it up and go home in the face of protest. They have ample resources at their disposal.
Calico Blackie says:
This is the one fight we’ve GOT TO WIN. Gun control, equal rights, the whole goddamned Constitution and all of our other reasons to fight the profit pigs will not matter if we can’t breathe the air or drink the water.
We fight this fight NOW.
We can’t afford to lose and it’s up to all of us to spread the word. We’ve been trapped and it’s time to chew our paw off, free ourselves from the Patriot Act and NDAA trap and get REAL ugly.
The choice is yours.
I’ve made mine. I’m taking to the streets and spreading the word every chance I get.
SOLIDARITY TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO WILL DO THE SAME!
Calico Blackie @kidakita