Tuesday, March 04, 2014

They'd rather run this horse till it dies than change directions.

If you were out on a horse in the desert, would you sell your water? Would you let somebody poison the water hole? Of course not. It's simply a matter of survival. It would be unthinkable.

Fracking in Nevada is essentially trading our scarce water for someone else's profits. It should be unthinkable.

Please sign this Petition telling our representatives how we feel about fracking in Nevada:

The locations where fracking is being considered here in Nevada are areas of extremely high water stress.

Fracking consumes huge amounts of water.

Chemicals found in water near fracking sites has been found to be toxic, carcinogenic, and endocrine disruptors.

And when one considers methane releases at fracking sites, “natural” gas is no better than coal in causing climate change.

Face it; frackers are after the money, and they don't care about anything or anyone else. And they can get away with it because they are scheming demons and Americans haven't been willing to stop buying gas.

Our systems are broken.

What we have left are systems that are totally out of control and self destructive. And because a few politically powerful people are extending their income streams and a lot of people have “jobs” (essentially extending their income streams too), they don't want things to change. For the money, they don't care how much damage they inflict. Essentially, they'd rather run this horse till it dies than change directions.

That is the future they have chosen for us – a future in the middle of nowhere with a dead horse and no water.

It isn't going to be communism or socialism or terrorism that's going to take us out. It's going to be ignorance. It's going to be complacency. It's going to be the lack of will to change when our situation has critically changed.

We don't have the luxury of time to believe the lies anymore.

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