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(Chron)   Internet to Chevron: How dare you insult residents of small town impacted by natural gas explosion by offering them a free pizza? Town to internet: Shut up, we like pizza   (chron.com) divider line 19
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2014-03-07 08:48:28 AM  
There's such a small difference between arrogance and ignorance I couldn't care less to figure it out because its obvious.
 
2014-03-07 08:51:22 AM  
Can't wait to watch the hilarity when the residents realise that accepting the pizza meant they agreed to waive any rights to sue for future health problems relating to the event.
 
2014-03-07 08:53:41 AM  
I'm working for them this summer as an intern. Maybe, I'll ask about free pizza for employees?
 
2014-03-07 08:54:12 AM  
In America, fattening food can solve anything.
 
2014-03-07 08:54:34 AM  

broadsword: Can't wait to watch the hilarity when the residents realise that accepting the pizza meant they agreed to waive any rights to sue for future health problems relating to the event.


From a natural gas explosion and fire?   If there are health effects from that I'd be dead as it's burning in my house 24x7.
 
2014-03-07 08:56:39 AM  
The shells were sometimes given to the poor.
 
2014-03-07 08:59:00 AM  
I don't think accepting free pizza waives your rights. I checked the Bill of Rights.
 
2014-03-07 09:02:26 AM  
Hell I would have taken the pizza.  It was only a fire and I bet it only effected a handful of people.
 
2014-03-07 09:07:10 AM  
One of the insurance companies that I work for is sending dark chocolate bars to a shiat ton of people who they screwed. So how is that letter supposed to read? "I'm sorry we wrongly denied your cancer treatment. To make things up, have here's some chocolate*! (*Reading this apology releases us from all liability. If you did not read this, you agree to release us from all liability)
 
2014-03-07 09:09:47 AM  
This is a perfect example of of people projecting their own issues on others and expecting them to agree with you. In a small town that has little economic avenues, it isn't surprising to hear that the townspeople care more about the jobs that drilling is generating than about a well blow out. By the way, this was a blow out, not a frack gone bad. Blow outs happen all over the world all the time. In the US we have our media ready and waiting to pounce on anything that might get them hits on their website or gain a couple of extra viewers that night. They want to sell advertising space and "exciting news" does that. However nobody talks about the refinery in China that had a major pipeline explosion a while back. Some of the town's residents actually drowed in oil. That isn't shown here in the states because it happened to brownish yellow people and they don't matter. Nobody talks about the major blowout off the coast of Austrailia a while back either, or about the one in the North Sea. Well control events happen at a much higher rate elsewhere in the world than they do in the US due to our federal regulations and inspectors who keep constant eyes on the operating companies. Fracking has its own issues and many people are rightly afraid of contaminating the water tables. However don't project your fears onto others and expect them to have the same feelings that you do. Let other people decide for themselves what they are going to be concerned with.
 
2014-03-07 09:13:14 AM  
Tip included with the free pizza?
 
2014-03-07 09:22:45 AM  
I like the people of this town.  And I like free pizza.  The pizza was for the traffic nuisance, not the explosion.
 
2014-03-07 09:25:57 AM  

balfourk: This is a perfect example of of people projecting their own issues on others and expecting them to agree with you. In a small town that has little economic avenues, it isn't surprising to hear that the townspeople care more about the jobs that drilling is generating than about a well blow out. By the way, this was a blow out, not a frack gone bad. Blow outs happen all over the world all the time. In the US we have our media ready and waiting to pounce on anything that might get them hits on their website or gain a couple of extra viewers that night. They want to sell advertising space and "exciting news" does that. However nobody talks about the refinery in China that had a major pipeline explosion a while back. Some of the town's residents actually drowed in oil. That isn't shown here in the states because it happened to brownish yellow people and they don't matter. Nobody talks about the major blowout off the coast of Austrailia a while back either, or about the one in the North Sea. Well control events happen at a much higher rate elsewhere in the world than they do in the US due to our federal regulations and inspectors who keep constant eyes on the operating companies. Fracking has its own issues and many people are rightly afraid of contaminating the water tables. However don't project your fears onto others and expect them to have the same feelings that you do. Let other people decide for themselves what they are going to be concerned with.


But other people are idiots. How else will I save them from themselves?
 
2014-03-07 09:31:42 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: balfourk: This is a perfect example of of people projecting their own issues on others and expecting them to agree with you. In a small town that has little economic avenues, it isn't surprising to hear that the townspeople care more about the jobs that drilling is generating than about a well blow out. By the way, this was a blow out, not a frack gone bad. Blow outs happen all over the world all the time. In the US we have our media ready and waiting to pounce on anything that might get them hits on their website or gain a couple of extra viewers that night. They want to sell advertising space and "exciting news" does that. However nobody talks about the refinery in China that had a major pipeline explosion a while back. Some of the town's residents actually drowed in oil. That isn't shown here in the states because it happened to brownish yellow people and they don't matter. Nobody talks about the major blowout off the coast of Austrailia a while back either, or about the one in the North Sea. Well control events happen at a much higher rate elsewhere in the world than they do in the US due to our federal regulations and inspectors who keep constant eyes on the operating companies. Fracking has its own issues and many people are rightly afraid of contaminating the water tables. However don't project your fears onto others and expect them to have the same feelings that you do. Let other people decide for themselves what they are going to be concerned with.

But other people are idiots. How else will I save them from themselves?


I have started a petition for you to agree with my outlook. It's already up to one signature.
 
2014-03-07 10:24:55 AM  

broadsword: Can't wait to watch the hilarity when the residents realise that accepting the pizza meant they agreed to waive any rights to sue for future health problems relating to the event.


Drama much?
 
2014-03-07 10:27:40 AM  

balfourk: This is a perfect example of of people projecting their own issues on others and expecting them to agree with you. In a small town that has little economic avenues, it isn't surprising to hear that the townspeople care more about the jobs that drilling is generating than about a well blow out. By the way, this was a blow out, not a frack gone bad. Blow outs happen all over the world all the time. In the US we have our media ready and waiting to pounce on anything that might get them hits on their website or gain a couple of extra viewers that night. They want to sell advertising space and "exciting news" does that. However nobody talks about the refinery in China that had a major pipeline explosion a while back. Some of the town's residents actually drowed in oil. That isn't shown here in the states because it happened to brownish yellow people and they don't matter. Nobody talks about the major blowout off the coast of Austrailia a while back either, or about the one in the North Sea. Well control events happen at a much higher rate elsewhere in the world than they do in the US due to our federal regulations and inspectors who keep constant eyes on the operating companies. Fracking has its own issues and many people are rightly afraid of contaminating the water tables. However don't project your fears onto others and expect them to have the same feelings that you do. Let other people decide for themselves what they are going to be concerned with.


The world takes all kinds. People have struggled to find their commonality through their differences, well, forever. The news just plays on this. Maybe I should start a website where people compete to post stories with the greatest social contrast, then allow them to comment. What should I call it? fark, I don't know.
 
2014-03-07 10:47:40 AM  
Before the internet, strangers used to approach you and ask you to sign a petition.  I've been asked to sign maybe 20 in my life.  I'd ask what they were for, about half the time, the person with the clipboard really had no clue about the actual issue, so I declined.  About a quarter of the time, the issue was directly contrary to my interests.  Of the remaining quarter of the time, the petition was in my interest, but just an inefficient publicity stunt.

Some people just like signing petitions without thinking.  I found it funny, the pizza was for the traffic snarl, nothing else.  Outrage!
 
2014-03-07 11:13:06 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Before the internet, strangers used to approach you and ask you to sign a petition.  I've been asked to sign maybe 20 in my life.  I'd ask what they were for, about half the time, the person with the clipboard really had no clue about the actual issue, so I declined.  About a quarter of the time, the issue was directly contrary to my interests.  Of the remaining quarter of the time, the petition was in my interest, but just an inefficient publicity stunt.

Some people just like signing petitions without thinking.  I found it funny, the pizza was for the traffic snarl, nothing else.  Outrage!


People see themselves as the Founding Father of the particular idea being petitioned so of course they want to sign up. It must suck for these people to be told about some outrageous issue by their friends before they can tell everyone else about it.

It kinda seems like Outrage Hipsterism.
 
2014-03-07 04:56:51 PM  
Breaking news: Townies generally have no foresight or larger understanding of long-term trends and effects. More at 11.
 
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