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(The Atlantic Wire)   North Carolina lawmaker presses wrong button, accidentally legalizes fracking   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 65
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2012-07-03 02:27:09 PM
6 votes:
So say we all...
2012-07-03 03:53:19 PM
5 votes:

skullkrusher: elections have consequences. In this case, people in NC elected a dummy and it had some serious consequences.


"If you want Calculon to race to the laser gun battle in his hover-Ferarri, press 1. If you want Calculon to double-check his paperwork, press 2. Enter now. You have pressed 2."
"No, I didn't!"
"I'm almost positive you did."
2012-07-03 03:53:36 PM
4 votes:

Dafatone: Alright, alright.

Explain to me how companies that do fracking can claim the fracking solution is an "industry secret."

They're pumping that stuff into our water.


Hey if you can't trust an energy extraction company to care for the environment, who can you trust?
2012-07-03 03:45:33 PM
4 votes:
Was this poltician's same SodOff Baldrick?
media.tumblr.com
2012-07-03 03:28:55 PM
4 votes:
I love poisoned drinking water if it gets someone rich.
2012-07-03 04:37:54 PM
3 votes:
i106.photobucket.com
2012-07-03 03:52:41 PM
3 votes:
I bet she accidentally the whole thing.
2012-07-03 03:50:15 PM
3 votes:
application.denofgeek.com

This was their plan all along!
2012-07-03 03:48:08 PM
3 votes:

Dafatone: Alright, alright.

Explain to me how companies that do fracking can claim the fracking solution is an "industry secret."

They're pumping that stuff into our water.


If we knew what was in it, we wouldn't let them pump it. Duh.
2012-07-03 07:40:14 PM
2 votes:
Why is it that no one ever accidentally presses the "Legalize Weed" button???
2012-07-03 04:25:25 PM
2 votes:
Sounds like someone should have fricked instead of fracked.
2012-07-03 04:15:54 PM
2 votes:

cmunic8r99: Glass half full: At least she's not my district's representative.

of benzene
2012-07-03 04:01:04 PM
2 votes:
As long it's not with someone of the same sex
2012-07-03 03:59:18 PM
2 votes:
Stop giving her crap about this. Accidents happen, just get over it.

SHE didn't complain when the fracking company accidentally transferred $50,000 into her bank account, right? See, everyone makes mistakes.
2012-07-03 03:58:42 PM
2 votes:
A State Representative in North Carolina accidentally cast the deciding vote on a key fracking bill, handing her opponents a victory because she pushed the wrong button.

Obligatory

www.funtoosh.com

(also obligatory Link)
2012-07-03 03:54:32 PM
2 votes:
How the hell do you manage that? Literal monkeys could be trained to hit the right button. Monkeys. In top hats and soon-to-be-poop-laden suits.
2012-07-04 02:31:39 AM
1 votes:
I have a feeling the very world itself ends in a similar fashion.
2012-07-03 08:46:14 PM
1 votes:

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: And the wife will wonder why I can't perform tonight. Thanks.


What, do you do skits?
2012-07-03 07:06:20 PM
1 votes:

Dr._Love: I love the industry schills who show up here to defend rampant despoiling of everything.

Observation: Hey this messes up the drinking water.
No, that's not fracking, it must be something else. (Dicto simpliciter)
Observation: Well the water was messed up after fracking.
Yeah but we'll drink the fluid we use, it's safe! (Non Sequitur)
Observation: The water is on f*cking FIRE!
Natural gas is nothing compared to the possibilities from rock drilling for the well itself. (Ad Absurdum)
Observation: We know this is f*cking up our environment!!
Well, banning it will destry what's left of the economy.(Naturalistic Fallacy)

[energeopolitics.files.wordpress.com image 640x201]

[www.greenpeace.org image 640x484]

Cock-nobblers!

/two years, Bill
//they took my eye



You were a toaster. Your argument is invalid.
2012-07-03 07:03:39 PM
1 votes:

Dr._Love: I love the industry schills who show up here to defend rampant despoiling of everything.

Observation: Hey this messes up the drinking water.


Again, for those of you in the cheap seats: fracking is a tool, much like a hammer. If you use a hammer to brain your girlfriend, it's not the hammer's fault. We shouldn't ban all hammers because you're a homicidal maniac. Houses still need to be built.

Fracking in geologically fragile environments is just damned stupid and I'll be among those that string your ass up. Fracking so low it's next to hell itself under miles of granite isn't going to hurt anyone but the angels of darkness.

You see the difference right?
2012-07-03 06:34:20 PM
1 votes:

thenewmissus: GORDON: When someone in politics changes to a liberal mindset, Like Chief Justice Roberts, then that is "enlightened."

When some democrat casts a so-called "accidental" vote in favor of so-called conservative cause, then that is "evil."

Got it.

Ummm.........no. If this was truly a mistake, then I would think that there would be something in place to make sure that this type of error can be corrected. However, the politician sounds like she needs a serious vacation. If I were a Republican and got my way through this type of method, I would feel kinda slimy. And if I were the politician who casts the vote mistakenly, I would feel like an idiot.


Having a sense of shame means you aren't allowed in the Republican party.
2012-07-03 06:19:03 PM
1 votes:
So I think we are all missing the big point here. The voting technology they are using for extremely important issues is a yes/no machine with NO CONFIRMATION. Every single computer game I play double-farking-checks whenever I do anything REMOTE important. "Are you exiting the game? Want to save first?" "Are you sure you want to activate the explosive?"
They are holding votes with a machine where, if you accidentally dropped it, it could vote for you. Does ANYONE even CONSIDER the logistics of their protocol? Or put a single thought into the basic UI of the program?
2012-07-03 05:53:06 PM
1 votes:

Dafatone: Alright, alright.

Explain to me how companies that do fracking can claim the fracking solution is an "industry secret."

They're pumping that stuff into our water.


Because frack you, that's why!
2012-07-03 05:47:10 PM
1 votes:

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Heathen: Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:

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Yes. Very, very deep.

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for compensation, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me this person, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will shake your hand, the one I just spooged on.

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Then our hands will meet in a spooge on spooge meld to the point where we might get stuck for a while.


oh yeah, and the lord did say, "this shall taunt the in thine dreams to teach thee to cleans your soul of sins."
oh yeah, did Abraham response, "Dear lord, grant thy the power to penetrate this harlot with my divine spear"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "Abraham, alas your lord cannot"
oh yeah, did Abraham respond, "Dear lord, please look upon me with pity, and know that I have served you without question, please allow me the honor of her conquest"
oh yeah, and the lord responded, "you got seconds biatch"
2012-07-03 05:40:05 PM
1 votes:

SVenus:
Halliburton Executive Drinks Fracking Fluid At Conference


So Halliburton is working on safe fracking water.
Their new product in development to demonstrate is a solution that is not dangerous.

What does that make the current solutions?

I like this tidbit in the article, too:
A Halliburton spokeswoman didn't respond to a question asking how that executive is doing now, or who he is

$10 he was a janitor dressed up for it
2012-07-03 05:34:13 PM
1 votes:
Next she can accidentally push buttons to legalize sodomy, murder, nudity, and hunting on Sundays.

P.S. - this was not an "accidental" push of the button. This entire event was planned. This lady is getting large political campaign contributions from the Fracking industry.
2012-07-03 05:14:46 PM
1 votes:

Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: BGates: rebelyell2006: SVenus: zarberg:

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Yes. Very, very deep.


I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for compensation, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me this person, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will shake your hand, the one I just spooged on.
2012-07-03 05:08:48 PM
1 votes:
All she has to do is pass another bill stating special licensing that costs so much per hole and must be approved by the same system as the local abortion clinic.

Eh?
2012-07-03 04:49:36 PM
1 votes:
Clearly, the North Carolina Republican legislature isn't Church of England.

/Tea and Cake or death
//You said death first, ah hah!
2012-07-03 04:44:10 PM
1 votes:

BGates: Tap water in fracking zones is flammable because there is methane in the drinking water. Generally, they are stand alone water wells, that are drilled through coal seams.

Further, all cases of fraking polluting drinking water are shown to be bad casing/ cement jobs. Drinking water is very shallow, where they frak is very deep.


I can take the oil companies word that fracking fluid is not dangerous without knowing the exact content, or I can take their word that they will never fark up their construction and produce leaks. I find myself unable to do both at the same time.

Given the experience of Deepwater Horizon and your own admittance that they cannot be relied upon to not screw up, I find I cannot give them the benefit of the doubt on the fluids. And when I weigh the value of their proprietary formulas versus my desire to not be able to use my sink as a gas stove, they come up pretty farking short.

If you're dumping something in the ground, and you have a proven history of not doing so safely, then I just don't give a rat's ass about protecting the secret to your 13 herbs and spices.
2012-07-03 04:42:41 PM
1 votes:

Kibbler: "Even more bizarrely, House rules prohibiatchanging your vote if doing so would affect the outcome. (In other words, you can change your vote on a bill, but only if won't make any difference.)"

American democracy: Kabuki theater in action.


Am I the only one who thinks this provision makes perfect sense? Say a Democrat wanted to vote for a controversial conservative position that was likely to fail to benefit themselves in a tight election in a close district. They decide to vote against their party but then realize that their vote was the deciding vote and want to switch it back.

I can think of a number of scenarios wher congress critters would try to have it both ways and allowing re-voting would be abused. This makes total sense to me.
2012-07-03 04:34:36 PM
1 votes:
failblog.files.wordpress.com

I normally wouldn't post a failblog macro, but damned if it isn't relevant.
2012-07-03 04:28:39 PM
1 votes:
It ain't the wrong button that got pushed. It took a majority vote to veto that fracking law. That means it had already passed by a 1/3rd vote, then the veto was passed by a 1/2 vote, so there are at least half of those guys who think fracking is a good thing. HALF of North Carolina's leadership thinks it's OK to pollute the water supply.

/we're all gonna die, you know that
//We're gonna pollute ourselves outta existence.
///Unless the gate in Timbuktu actually works...
2012-07-03 04:28:33 PM
1 votes:
Don't be hypocrites! Who here hasn't accidentally polluted their community water supply at one time or another?
2012-07-03 04:22:53 PM
1 votes:
Yet another example of why women shouldn't be allowed to vote...
2012-07-03 04:20:37 PM
1 votes:
"Even more bizarrely, House rules prohibiatchanging your vote if doing so would affect the outcome. (In other words, you can change your vote on a bill, but only if won't make any difference.)"

American democracy: Kabuki theater in action.
2012-07-03 04:16:22 PM
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: "Uh, okay. My bad. Do over?"


State law officially says "no do-overs, no take-backsies"
2012-07-03 04:02:24 PM
1 votes:

Dafatone: Explain to me how companies that do fracking can claim the fracking solution is an "industry secret."

They're pumping that stuff into our water.


That's not actually how fracking works. The solution, which is mostly water, is pumped into the oil/gas reservoir to maintain pressure, or into oil shale to increase the release rate by opening microfractures. Sometimes additives are included to break down some of the more problematic organic compounds to make extraction easier as welll.

If your drinking water supply shares a reservoir with oil/natgas then it's, y'know, already pretty severely poisonous. Plus typically oil and drinking water come from pretty severely different geological strata, most drinkable aquifers are within a couple hundred feet of the surface and with oil you're talking thousands.

Obviously there are oversight and quality control issues to address, but no more so than with any other method of oil/gas extraction. Any contamination of the drinking water occurs the normal way, by someone stupidly letting something leak down from above-ground.
2012-07-03 04:02:16 PM
1 votes:
Be nice if more politicians accidently did the right thing.
2012-07-03 04:00:20 PM
1 votes:
And I"m sure it was a complete accident, too, and not tens of thousands in bribes campaign contributions received.
2012-07-03 03:59:24 PM
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Add North Carolina to the list of states we need to flood off the map with Texas and Florida.


As someone safely in the mountains, I approve of this plan.
2012-07-03 03:58:41 PM
1 votes:
"Even more bizarrely, ..."

You adverbed that? Is that really professional?
2012-07-03 03:58:37 PM
1 votes:
How farking bad is it when "a show of hands" is a more accurate system of voting?
2012-07-03 03:57:17 PM
1 votes:

LordJiro: Dafatone: Alright, alright.

Explain to me how companies that do fracking can claim the fracking solution is an "industry secret."

They're pumping that stuff into our water.

If we knew what was in it, we wouldn't let them pump it. Duh.


If Christ all-mighty came down from on high to tell the proles what was in the water and that it was bad for the earth and its inhabitants, all the republicans would have to do is call him a "liberal" and say his ideas were "job killing" and the mouth-breathers would fall all over themselves to string him up again.

Republicans do not care about anything or anyone other than their side "winning." Facts and costs be damned.
2012-07-03 03:56:49 PM
1 votes:

What_Would_Jimi_Do: how do you hit the wrong button?


You don't. being dumb is better than being an evil side switching lord.
Really old trick
2012-07-03 03:56:48 PM
1 votes:
www.ladyofthecake.com
"Thank you for pressing the self destruct button. "
2012-07-03 03:56:07 PM
1 votes:
We know how all life ends, Mr. Pilgrim. A Tralfalmadorian test pilot pushes the wrong button. He always does and we always let him.

Hopefully, a media outlet will investigate political contributions to Becky Carney's campaign. Did the fracking lobby make sizable donations?
2012-07-03 03:55:39 PM
1 votes:
Well, she's a Democrat. What were you expecting? Intelligence? Silly wabbit, intelligence aint for Democrats.
2012-07-03 03:53:24 PM
1 votes:

rebelyell2006: She should fall on her sword for making such a mistake.


Let's not let one republican victory become two.
2012-07-03 03:51:11 PM
1 votes:
That's fracking retarded.

/Sorry, too easy.
2012-07-03 03:51:03 PM
1 votes:
This wouldn't have happened if she had just voted "present".
2012-07-03 03:50:38 PM
1 votes:
Check from the drillers is in the mail!!!
2012-07-03 03:50:32 PM
1 votes:

vernonFL: You've got to be fracking kidding me.



FTFY, peeve
2012-07-03 03:50:26 PM
1 votes:

Dafatone: Alright, alright.

Explain to me how companies that do fracking can claim the fracking solution is an "industry secret."

They're pumping that stuff into our water.


They bribe people like this woman who "accidentally" pressed the wrong button?
2012-07-03 03:50:18 PM
1 votes:
She should fall on her sword for making such a mistake.
2012-07-03 03:48:53 PM
1 votes:

Bitterrooter: Welcome to North Carolina, where at least some of our politicians are not indicted (yet).

This is similar to a couple of years ago when they used a legislator's absence to sneak a gambling bill through the legislature.

John Edwards is a product of this environment.


That's an old, old, old parliamentary trick.
2012-07-03 03:48:19 PM
1 votes:
I'm envisioning a large room where a bunch of people sit at desks with two buttons. If you wanted to be particularly nefarious, you could just cross-wire the two buttons on all the minority party-members' desks so they both vote yes.
2012-07-03 03:48:00 PM
1 votes:

Headso: Does that smell like bullshiat to anyone else?


Kind of my thought.
2012-07-03 03:47:32 PM
1 votes:

ambassador_ahab: I'm not from NC, but it seems to me like there should be a difference between "changing your vote" (i.e actually changing your mind,) vs. "pressed the wrong button." Her intended vote didn't change...it was literally a mistake.


She should have paid attention the first time.
2012-07-03 03:46:53 PM
1 votes:
Alright, alright.

Explain to me how companies that do fracking can claim the fracking solution is an "industry secret."

They're pumping that stuff into our water.
2012-07-03 03:46:48 PM
1 votes:
"Uh, okay. My bad. Do over?"
2012-07-03 03:45:52 PM
1 votes:
When someone in politics changes to a liberal mindset, Like Chief Justice Roberts, then that is "enlightened."

When some democrat casts a so-called "accidental" vote in favor of so-called conservative cause, then that is "evil."

Got it.
2012-07-03 03:44:58 PM
1 votes:
but only for the purposes of procreation I am sure
2012-07-03 03:19:50 PM
1 votes:
Welcome to North Carolina, where at least some of our politicians are not indicted (yet).

This is similar to a couple of years ago when they used a legislator's absence to sneak a gambling bill through the legislature.

John Edwards is a product of this environment.
2012-07-03 03:16:41 PM
1 votes:
You've got to be farking kidding me.
 
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