Friday, December 16, 2011

Finally, A Rich American Destroys The Fiction That Rich People Create The Jobs

"In the war of rhetoric that has developed in Washington as both sides blame each other for our economic mess, one argument has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact:

Rich people create the jobs.

But now a super-rich and super-successful American has explained the most important reason the theory is absurd, while calling for higher taxes on himself and people like him."

Read this article by Henry Blodget from the Daily Ticker to see how he so logically debunks this theory.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hydraulic Fracturing is just plain bad!

If you have any questions about the effects of hydraulic fracturing, fracking, on the environment then watch the documentary Gasland. This documentary takes you on a journey from Pennsylvania to Colorado to see the effects of fracking and hear interviews from residents experiencing polluted wells caused by all of the chemicals used in fracking. After watching it then read the following article which was recently published in the New York Times by Ian Urbina and Jo Craven McGinty (Dec 1, 2011):

Next, read/listen to the interview from 'All Things Considered' on NPR about the EPA study that connects fracking to water contamination in Wyoming:

"The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft study Thursday tying the technique, formally called hydraulic fracturing, to high levels of chemicals found in ground water in the small town of Pavillion, Wyo. EPA scientists found high levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, and synthetic glycol and alcohol, commonly found in hydraulic fracturing fluid."