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2012-04-06 06:28:18 PM
Like anyone will listen to the square-jawed idiot...
 
2012-04-06 06:47:36 PM
I'd say pretty much anything he's in these days is an anti-fracking-blockbuster
 
2012-04-06 06:56:56 PM
i1100.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-06 08:13:43 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, fracking.....

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2012-04-06 08:48:24 PM
Un-fracking-believeable!
 
2012-04-06 09:38:46 PM
Frack Damon
 
2012-04-06 09:57:58 PM
I hate it when they call a movie that hasn't even started filming yet a "blockbuster".

Though I must say I am looking forward to seeing him in Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" next year.
 
2012-04-06 09:58:28 PM
Because nothing, and I mean nothing, says edge-of-your-seat suspense like watching high pressure pumps inject liquid into a hole in the ground.
 
2012-04-06 10:02:20 PM
I totally misread this headline as a new season of extras and matt damon was set as a guest star. That would have been great.
 
2012-04-06 10:02:40 PM
I didn't know he was such a right wing fundie. I almost feel sorry for hard core Catholics.
 
2012-04-06 10:04:32 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-04-06 10:06:32 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Like anyone will listen to the square-jawed idiot...


So... someone else is going to make a blockbuster movie about a hot-button issue, raising awareness of the possible damage and repercussions it could cause ... and walk away even richer, and...

/and nothing will change
 
2012-04-06 10:24:53 PM
Much like his anti-war blockbuster "The Green Zone".
 
2012-04-06 10:27:39 PM
I was listening to an 'expert' on radio last week talk about fracking and the possibility of a whole county sinking into the Earth because it's been undermined.

I don't know if that's possible, but it would make a great disaster porn movie.
 
2012-04-06 10:46:02 PM

Coelacanth: I was listening to an 'expert' on radio last week talk about fracking and the possibility of a whole county sinking into the Earth because it's been undermined.

I don't know if that's possible, but it would make a great disaster porn movie.


Get Roland Emmerich on board and I'm in.
 
2012-04-06 10:46:03 PM
Is this the sequel to Team America: World Police?
 
2012-04-06 11:05:54 PM

Coelacanth: I was listening to an 'expert' on radio last week talk about fracking and the possibility of a whole county sinking into the Earth because it's been undermined.
I don't know if that's possible, but it would make a great disaster porn movie.


In this movie, the water coming out of the sinks will spontaneously combust, and everyone's house will burn down, after several large explosions, of course. The entire state of Pennsylvania is in cinders (Penn State is hit especially hard for some reason), and the refugees have to move out west, where they are drowned in vats of fracking fluid for speaking out against the huge gas boom going on out there.

Matt Damon is a man crying in the wilderness, risking death to bring the truth to the ignorant Nort' Dakotans. And then some Natives get involved for some reason, and we have an epic battle to the death, the land rapists vs. the Native Americans, who have adopted Damon as a True Son, and who leads them in the final battle.
 
2012-04-06 11:06:21 PM
Is fracking not blockbusting, by definition?
 
2012-04-06 11:07:47 PM

dahmers love zombie: Because nothing, and I mean nothing, says edge-of-your-seat suspense like watching high pressure pumps inject liquid into a hole in the ground.


fap?
 
2012-04-06 11:14:24 PM
That's an oxymoron-buster.
 
2012-04-06 11:32:50 PM

cryinoutloud: Coelacanth: I was listening to an 'expert' on radio last week talk about fracking and the possibility of a whole county sinking into the Earth because it's been undermined.
I don't know if that's possible, but it would make a great disaster porn movie.

In this movie, the water coming out of the sinks will spontaneously combust, and everyone's house will burn down, after several large explosions, of course. The entire state of Pennsylvania is in cinders (Penn State is hit especially hard for some reason), and the refugees have to move out west, where they are drowned in vats of fracking fluid for speaking out against the huge gas boom going on out there.

Matt Damon is a man crying in the wilderness, risking death to bring the truth to the ignorant Nort' Dakotans. And then some Natives get involved for some reason, and we have an epic battle to the death, the land rapists vs. the Native Americans, who have adopted Damon as a True Son, and who leads them in the final battle.


So, kind of like Thunderheart with fraking fluid?
 
2012-04-06 11:52:30 PM

dahmers love zombie: Because nothing, and I mean nothing, says edge-of-your-seat suspense like watching high pressure pumps inject liquid into a hole in the ground.


It could be super freudian though.
 
2012-04-06 11:55:14 PM

cryinoutloud: In this movie, the water coming out of the sinks will spontaneously combust, and everyone's house will burn down, after several large explosions, of course.


I've kind of been through that in real life Link (new window)

They're lying about two things though.

The first thing was that the real source of the contamination was a couple of drunken disgruntled illegal aliens employed by that water company who contaminated the wells on purpose because they weren't allowed entry into the local Elks Club. The second thing was that a lot of people got real sick. At least fourteen of my neighbors living in that area developed brain and spinal cancers and died. Two of those neighbors were friends of mine.

That was just a spit into the ocean. I cannot imagine what these fools who allow fracking on their land are going to do when theirs and thine start spending their windfalls on chemotherapy, or when their communities band together to sue the crap out of them.
 
2012-04-07 12:27:25 AM
I find it interesting that when a movie does worse than expected it is called a "bomb" and when a movie does great it is called a "blockbuster"...which is a type of bomb.
 
2012-04-07 12:28:58 AM
They're making a movie of Caprica?
 
2012-04-07 12:30:06 AM
What do you heat your house with, Matt? Magic?
 
2012-04-07 12:40:03 AM
He's the last person I would think have a political side to him since he starred in the films Drugstore Cowboy and Wild Things. It's out of character.
 
2012-04-07 01:01:43 AM

limboslam: What do you heat your house with, Matt? Magic?


Gas, oil, or electricity I'm sure. It doesn't matter if there's enough fuel for everyone, only that there's enough for rich Hollywood douchebag "environmentalists".
 
2012-04-07 01:33:02 AM
So he's going to punch the drill for 90 minutes with a car chase or two thrown in?
 
2012-04-07 01:54:33 AM
All energy production has an environmental impact.
Oil and gas from the gulf of Mexico, yep..
Oil and gas from the middle east, you better believe it.

Hydraulic Fracturing done with sufficient regulatory oversite may be one of the best ways to go about it, the vast majority of fracks are uneventful, and when something does go wrong, it is orders of magnitude more easy to deal with than an offshore clusterfark.

The big issue for the regulators is making the drillers properly deal with their wastewater, no halfassing it in traditional wastewater treatment systems. The technology is there to do it right, but people are slimy sometimes.

The Marcellus also has the advantage of being conveniently located near 100 some odd million people in the Northeast corridor.

It makes a lot more sense to use that gas to heat homes from DC to Boston, than shipping on a tanker from halfway across the planet. There is an environmental issue with foreign energy, plus economic and geopolitical obviously..

We either need to accept this, or a massive WW2 scale mobilization to build dozens of new nuclear power plants. Considering CNG/LNG transportation technology holds a lot of promise for trucking, trains and even personal vehicles, probably both.
 
2012-04-07 01:54:37 AM
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The only way I'll see this is if they take out my other eye too.
 
2012-04-07 02:09:44 AM
Just a thought that passed my mind...

A few years ago, Big Oil corporations were buying up water rights nationwide. Who wants to bet that all this fracking is going on where they don't own the water rights?
 
2012-04-07 02:18:04 AM
On Dead-lier Ground?
 
2012-04-07 03:16:46 AM

Coelacanth: Just a thought that passed my mind...

A few years ago, Big Oil corporations were buying up water rights nationwide. Who wants to bet that all this fracking is going on where they don't own the water rights?


Try having some more thoughts pass your mind.
 
2012-04-07 03:49:57 AM
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MATTTT DAAAA-MONNNN
 
2012-04-07 04:20:41 AM

Meat's dream: They're making a movie of Caprica?


He said blockbuster.
 
2012-04-07 05:17:43 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-07 07:32:56 AM
Wasn't that called "Erin Brockovich" or something?
 
2012-04-07 08:21:36 AM

Glenford: [i.imgur.com image 500x399]I'm fracking Matt Damon


Nice!
 
2012-04-07 08:54:02 AM

dforkus: All energy production has an environmental impact.
Oil and gas from the gulf of Mexico, yep..
Oil and gas from the middle east, you better believe it.

Hydraulic Fracturing done with sufficient regulatory oversite may be one of the best ways to go about it, the vast majority of fracks are uneventful, and when something does go wrong, it is orders of magnitude more easy to deal with than an offshore clusterfark.

The big issue for the regulators is making the drillers properly deal with their wastewater, no halfassing it in traditional wastewater treatment systems. The technology is there to do it right, but people are slimy sometimes.

The Marcellus also has the advantage of being conveniently located near 100 some odd million people in the Northeast corridor.

It makes a lot more sense to use that gas to heat homes from DC to Boston, than shipping on a tanker from halfway across the planet. There is an environmental issue with foreign energy, plus economic and geopolitical obviously..

We either need to accept this, or a massive WW2 scale mobilization to build dozens of new nuclear power plants. Considering CNG/LNG transportation technology holds a lot of promise for trucking, trains and even personal vehicles, probably both.


annnnnnnnd the tracking industry spokesman has chimed in.
 
2012-04-07 09:43:47 AM

downtownkid: dforkus: All energy production has an environmental impact.
Oil and gas from the gulf of Mexico, yep..
Oil and gas from the middle east, you better believe it.

Hydraulic Fracturing done with sufficient regulatory oversite may be one of the best ways to go about it, the vast majority of fracks are uneventful, and when something does go wrong, it is orders of magnitude more easy to deal with than an offshore clusterfark.

The big issue for the regulators is making the drillers properly deal with their wastewater, no halfassing it in traditional wastewater treatment systems. The technology is there to do it right, but people are slimy sometimes.

The Marcellus also has the advantage of being conveniently located near 100 some odd million people in the Northeast corridor.

It makes a lot more sense to use that gas to heat homes from DC to Boston, than shipping on a tanker from halfway across the planet. There is an environmental issue with foreign energy, plus economic and geopolitical obviously..

We either need to accept this, or a massive WW2 scale mobilization to build dozens of new nuclear power plants. Considering CNG/LNG transportation technology holds a lot of promise for trucking, trains and even personal vehicles, probably both.

annnnnnnnd the tracking industry spokesman has chimed in.


Argument ad Hominem, when you got nothing left...

For what its worth, I live in the Marcellus region, but I don't own a gas lease, and don't work in the industry. I guess I do have a relationship in the fact that my apartment's new 95% efficient gas furnace doesn't run on fairy sweat, nor does the electric turbines that are spinning away somewhere, allowing us to have this lovely little conversation, but then again neither do yours, so you are as complicit as me...

It's neither wise, nor fair, nor responsible, to use this energy, but demand it come from somewhere else ..

//I'd also consider a NGV if Detroit or Tokyo gets the money right...
 
2012-04-07 11:56:50 AM
This sort of publicity pisses me off, because it motivates people in the wrong direction.

The problem is that every industrial practice is environmentally damaging if performed in an uncontrolled manner. Some are impossible to do without some environmental damage, but that industry can't be abandoned on that concept alone.

For example, copper mining is a pretty damaging thing to the environment. That has been recognized in many cases and the government has put into place regulations and oversight to ensure that the damage that comes out of the mining is understood and accounted for. That type of regulation allows us to somewhat quantify the damage and then make educated decisions as to allowing it and accepting that the benefit is greater than the damage or denying it because the damage is perhaps higher than we want to accept.

But civiliation would crumble if we approached Copper mining from the aspect that since it is damaging the environment, it must not go forward. Like it or not, we need copper for almost everything we use, and we consume a lot of it. So it MUST be mined.

What worries me is that we will get everyone in a frenzy over a process and go overkill on the 'fear' of that process to such an extent that we ban it and rely on the status quo. The problem is that in the long run, the status quo is FAR more damaging to the environment and our future than approaching fracking from a cautious but open position.

We need to exploit our natural gas reserves as the alternative is relying on foreign oil to fill in the gap between renewable sources, and what does that get us? Wars in foreign countries, billions wasted, and an infrastructure based on oil...

So please when you go forward with movies like this, realize that people are going to use these to achieve total bans on the process, when what we really need is close government oversight of the process.

Caveat: I'm planning on leasing my land for natural gas exploration. I've already turned down very lucrative offers because I didn't trust the companies from an environmental perspective, they have tried to alter contracts mid signing that changed definitions of pad sites, etc. I've a few requirements for any well that goes in my property that I won't budge on from an environmental perspective and one of the big ones is an independant survey of the water quality from the site and the surrounding 640acre site. Then an independant survey over the next couple years, with penalties should the drilling company fail to repair the damage (should said damage occur).
 
2012-04-07 11:56:52 AM
Up here in Canada we do thousands upon thousands of fracs each year and have none of these issues. But yes, keep thinking the process is inherently unsafe.

Enact and enforce some actual legislation.
 
2012-04-07 12:53:24 PM

kim jong-un: Caveat: I'm planning on leasing my land for natural gas exploration. I've already turned down very lucrative offers because I didn't trust the companies from an environmental perspective, they have tried to alter contracts mid signing that changed definitions of pad sites, etc. I've a few requirements for any well that goes in my property that I won't budge on from an environmental perspective and one of the big ones is an independant survey of the water quality from the site and the surrounding 640acre site. Then an independant survey over the next couple years, with penalties should the drilling company fail to repair the damage (should said damage occur).


Sounds like you are doing it the right way. There are some shady operators out there, no doubt. There is a place for comprehensive, tough, enforceable, and enforced regulation here, but not looney left hysteria..

Even without a revamping of our transportation fleet, there really is no conceivable scenario where natural gas isn't a big part of our energy mix for the next 30 years.

Factor in an partial switchover for transportation, and a gradual displacement of the 8-10 million barrels of oil we buy from abroad, and then spend even more money and energy refining, and the need for domestic gas production is magnified.
 
2012-04-07 03:46:40 PM
FTFA:

"Promised Land" stars Damon - who Van Sant directed in "Good Will Hunting" - in a story he co-wrote about a businessman who "experiences live-changing events after arriving in a small town," the IMDb.com website said.


First off, whoever actually wrote that blurb is an idiot.

Secondly, all the websites posting it without either editing it, or correctly placing (sic) in it are farking idiots.
 
2012-04-07 04:07:45 PM
Fracking is as bad as any other heavy industry.
 
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