"I think most of the ardent Shaler fans of their erstwhile object of hateful derision, Michael Moore, need to gaze at the real picture. Moore is an enemy of scams and slash/burn predatory capitalism. He is against four flushers, and his point in…"
"There could very well come a time when clean up will not be dictated by making a polluting industry viable, and controlled by despoiling profiteers. This present administration and current Capitol Hill will be the last group of folks to allow the…"
"Thanks for the information and your reply. Certainly, the heavily leveraged and mismanaged fracturing companies are ill equipped to remedy and not responsible for all of the environmental mess. However, it makes no sense to provide stimulus or…"
"Funny how free market capitalism works until it does not. All those Eddie Chiles quoting, swashbuckling, tough individualists want a community and government to become all touchy-feely about their problems. To paraphrase Eddie: If you do not have a…"
"Milkmen and newspapermen felt we would be screwed without them, along with Stan The Record Man and B Dalton Books. Consumer trends, technology, and the marketability of non renewables this third decade of the 21st century are on Skip’s side of…"
"Well said. Also, the days of having 800 military bases around the world with a defense budget larger than the next ten nations while having a pandemic response akin to a shambolic excrement show will end. Priorities need a once over."
"Your “free market types” gladly allowed and encouraged the current set up, and were constantly rewarded with donations and votes. This was a process accelerated back when it was deemed: Morning in America. The last big send off was when…"
"Yes, because before Covid-19 there were over 16 trillion of household debt and over 40 per cent of the population making less than 18000 a year. Now, throw over 22 million unemployed with uncertain futures and “rational, middle-of-road”…"
"Once more, you are just stating the facts.....just like Sgt Friday would ask for. There is no way in hell they will come here, unless they are strong armed. Of course, that would not be “freedom”in their eyes, as they are free to make a…"
"Skip, this bust comes when pre Covid household debt was 16 trillion, while corporate debt was greater than that. This bust comes as the political culture is very green oriented and the government is heavily indebted and ready to drop subsidies and…"
"I cannot blame them, one bit. If the American system, with corporate backing, can try to disrupt Europe and Russian fuel agreements and commercial projects through sanctions and economic warfare, then all is fair. Some of these damned fracking…"
"Skip, the truth hurts. You have always been about the cold assessment. During the Brown Dense fever, you reported the truth. During the salad days, you mentioned the coming realities of shale play. You always linked reputable sources. Keep going.…"
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More