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Daily Digest 8/26 - Fracking Fight Divides PA Town, Many Dead In Damascus

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:24 AM

Economy

Long fight over fracking still divides Pennsylvania town (Thomas C.)

"You got neighbors against neighbors, towns against towns," said Raymond D. Kemble, a mechanic who is one of the residents who sued the Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. Kemble has festooned his yard with about three dozen anti-fracking signs, as well as a 40-foot billboard propped up against a mobile home.

State Senator From Queens Is Warning of Her Arrest (jdargis)

Ms. Huntley spoke to reporters on the street in front of her home in Jamaica, Queens, surrounded by several dozen supporters, some of them holding campaign signs. The senator’s spokeswoman had e-mailed reporters late Friday, urging them to attend “an emergency news conference.”

“I want my day in court,” Ms. Huntley said. “I don’t know the charges. I have no idea what this is about.”

Dozens of Bodies Are Found in Town Outside Damascus (jdargis)

Activists said most of the people killed were executed by government forces, who have been shelling the town for days as part of a scorched-earth campaign by Syrian troops to wipe out rebels and their sympathizers in several suburbs of the capital.

The Middle Class Blames Everyone But the Middle Class for Our Economy (jdargis)

Forty-two percent of survey takers did lay at least a little bit of blame on their fellow middle classers. And yet, we are talking about a decade defined by an epic housing boom and bust fueled by reckless middle-class borrowing, not to mention some inept policy decisions made by politicians elected, in large part, by middle-class voters. By 2004, debt-to-income ratios for middle class families had more than doubled from twelve years earlier. Nobody forced them to break out their credit cards or to take out exotic mortgages. You don't have to minimize the role of banks and politicians in order to acknowledge that families living on main street played a big role creating our present problems too.

'Owning Is a Pain in the ***': Testimonies from the Cheapest Generation (jdargis)

Cities are what I need right now. It is easy for me to get to work on public transportation (20 to 40 minutes depending on traffic.) My apartment is very centrally located and close to supermarkets, bars, restaurants, movie theatres, concert venues, etc. I can easily walk to a lot of places. Also since I don't have a family, I don't need much space. Buying a house would be excessive and take a lot of time to clean.

I do own a car but it is mainly for traveling outside of the city.

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Peak cheap oil is an incontrovertible fact

Peak cheap oil is an incontrovertible fact (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard)

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Southern California earthquakes

At least none of these are all that large. Look at how many though.

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I count around 73 earthquakes today in SoCal but small mag

I could only bring myself to count once,but looks like a lot....

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this is an image from Google 3D

Each white line was an earthquake, however small,  within the last 24 hours - in South California. Hundreds of them.

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Didn't Know That!

Very interesting. Though I haven't felt anything over the weekend.

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safewrite wrote:

Each white line was an earthquake, however small,  within the last 24 hours - in South California. Hundreds of them.

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Southern California earthquakes

Don't panic. This is not 3E event. wink

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