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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

psydoc Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 12:17 PM
clarityseeker2 Wrote: "Have you heard one Loser-Lib give a nod to how the batteries in those "green" automobiles are recharged? Nope. Ask a Lib how much coal is consumed in the 8-12 hours required to charge those batteries which allow a Chevy Volt to travel "silently" for what has been determined as 17 minutes on a full charge. All you will derive in response is a________________ " The production of electric car batteries (lithium ion) have resulted in the contamination of the environment due to massive volumes of metal contaminated waste. cont...
psydoc Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 12:18 PM

Toxic levels of lead, zinc, arsenic, cadmium and lithium can end up in water, both ground and surface; and, in relation to greenhouse gas emission, the heavy equipment used in the excavation, transportation and processing of the lithium run solely on fossil fuels.

In the Alberta, CA lithium mining area, the result has been dead streams and lakes, poor air quality, and we are now seeing an increase in associated lung disease near the mines and processing facilities.

The direct and indirect impact of hybrid/electric cars makes their total carbon foot print far greater than a full sized gas, or diesel, pick-up truck.
Kevin 354 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 12:39 PM
Thank you, Psydoc, for "the rest of the story".
tibby2 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 12:48 PM
nothing like having a silent car where the hearing impaired reside.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:49 PM
You are welcome, Kevin. It is unfortunate that the liberals refuse to look at the whole picture, they just want to feel good about what they do, no thought involved.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:52 PM

Jeremiah 5:21
"Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not"

Matt Damon’s latest film “Promised Land” arrived in theaters nationwide yesterday with a focus on the controversial issue of fracking. Written by Matt Damon (who won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting”) and John Krasinski (“The Office),” the story focuses on a small community that is asked to debate the merits of the process when a large corporation arrives in town wanting to buy much of the local land.

In an article from the Wall Street Journal, reporter Daniel Gilbert described -- much more succinctly than the film does -- what the process of fracking entails. He noted that...