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(TreeHugger)   Since the good people of Manhattan have no access to television, radio, newspaper, internet, or phones, man takes it upon himself to let residents know about the Keystone XL pipeline by carrying a sign around the city   ( divider line
    More: Silly, Manhattan, New York, pipeline  
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2515 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Jul 2013 at 10:43 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-20 11:00:36 AM  
2 votes:
I would estimate that a good 80% of people don't get much past the sports or gossip pages in the newspaper, sitcoms and "reality" shows on television, popular music and prank phone calls on the radio, and pornography or social media on the internet.  We live fully in the information age and folks are woefully uninformed by their own choice.
2013-07-20 02:20:43 PM  
1 vote:
It's so hard to get people's attention in New York City, precisely because they are constantly bombarded with information from a thousand kinds of media and large numbers of people.

A sign will still get their attention, provided you whack them in the face with it.
That's the great secret behind the success of sandwich board men. They were mostly filthy bums who were wandering the streets any way, and as the filthiest and most unemployable bums they smelled so bad you could no ignore them unless your nose didn't work and even then, your eyes would water.

Ah, the genius of advertising and marketing. It will always find a way in a crowded marketplace.
2013-07-20 11:07:44 AM  
1 vote:

Mrbogey: Carth: Which is why it is super important we frack as much as possible before science catches up.

There are scientific studies already that indicate it is not harmful. Guys like Josh Fox though are just liars.

There are scientific studies that indicate climate change is a myth. When companies fund science research the results are about what you'd expect. There is no consensus at this time whether fracking is safe or sustainable.

When the NAS says there isn't enough data to say whether fracking poses serious long term risks to our  water supply I think we should hold back a little and wait until we can be sure we are farking our future water and food supply so people can get cheaper energy and companies and make money. The natural gas isn't going anywhere if we wait 5-10 years to be sure it is safe.
2013-07-20 10:58:47 AM  
1 vote:

Astorix: Hydrolic fracturing is a bigger, more immediate concern.

And one day there will be the science to support the anti-fracking movement.

Which is why it is super important we frack as much as possible before science catches up.
2013-07-20 10:54:17 AM  
1 vote:

crab66: Thank god my house and car run on unicorn farts.

Since none of the oil that would run through the pipeline would ever make it to your house or car, you're right.
2013-07-20 10:50:16 AM  
1 vote:
I watched live broadcast tv at a friends house for the first time in months. I was amazed they actually run commercials for the keystone pipeline complete with soothing voice over. How long has this been going on? Between that and drug commercials I was reminded why we stopped watching live tv.
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