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Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 2) 294

by Brainpimp (#37068972) Attached to: US Energy Panel Cautiously Endorses Fracking
Fracking is not new. It has been around for 40 years. It's just being used with new horizontal drilling techniques. Anytime there is the slightest water contamination, it has nothing to do with fracking.. You are getting waste water discharge and fracking confused. Fracking goes on 10's of thousands of feet away from any water tables and they are sealed and isolated by thousands of tons of concrete. You don't know enough about the process to even speak intelligently.

Comment: Re:lack of funds Liable For Katrina Damage (Score 2, Insightful) 486

by Brainpimp (#30170222) Attached to: Federal Judge Says Corps of Engineers Liable For Katrina Damage
Do any of you RTFA? Cheap levees had nothing to do with this portion of the ruling. They didn't maintain a large man-made canal. They let it expand and erode into the existing natural barrier. This applied to the St. Bernard and some lower 9th areas. This had nothing to do with the 17th street or other canals that were topped and then eroded. To the dimwit that said people that live below sea level, FYI the area is not below sea level. It is outside the levee and the MRGO and the corp's failure to maintain it as originally planned is what made this a problem. This would be similar to if a plane crashed into an area that was near a runway and then telling the people that they bear part of the responsibility.

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