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The Huffington Post Slams Matt Damon, Yoko Ono for War on Fracking (Watch for aerial swine)
Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 27, 2012 | Christian Toto

Posted on 12/27/2012 5:27:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The Huffington Post published a stern rebuke to celebrities attacking the process of fracking one day before the release of Hollywood's most strident anti-fracking feature.

"Promised Land," starring and co-written by Matt Damon, pits a small Pennsylvania town against a very big, very evil natural gas company looking to gobble up fracking-friendly land.

The film is getting lukewarm reviews at best, with even Time Magazine's liberal film critic Richard Corliss calling out "Land's" unabashed biases.

Left-wingers in the mainstream media — by which I mean me — are supposed to lap up a movie that plays to our farm-loving, tree-hugging prejudices. But even we know that well-meaning does not automatically equal good movie.

Raymond J. Learsy's HuffPo article takes both Damon and anti-fracking celebrity Yoko Ono to task for demonizing a process which could be a game changer for both the American economy and energy independence as a whole.

In essence, to prohibit fracking, as is Yoko Ono's wont, is tantamount to ripping out the nation's rail system and all that it would entail to the economy, to the management of carbon gas emissions, to the workforce, to the wellbeing of communities, all because of the risk of an occasional train wreck....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; Poetry; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: fracking; hollywood; shale; shalegas

1 posted on 12/27/2012 5:27:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 12/27/2012 5:32:48 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Occasionally they do eat their own.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 5:33:32 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Perfect; LOL!


4 posted on 12/27/2012 5:37:54 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can esteemed scientists such as Matt Damon and Yoko Ono be wrong?
(do I really need a sarcasm tag for this?)


5 posted on 12/27/2012 5:43:54 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: thackney

FYI ping.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 5:44:48 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Yo-Yo

“MAXWELL!”


7 posted on 12/27/2012 5:45:23 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And this.

The Green River Formation — an assemblage of over 1,000 feet of sedimentary rocks that lie beneath parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming — contains the world's largest deposits of oil shale. USGS [U.S. Geological Survey] estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil, and about half of this may be recoverable, depending on available technology and economic conditions.

The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, estimates that 30 to 60 percent of the oil shale in the Green River Formation can be recovered. At the midpoint of this estimate, almost half of the 3 trillion barrels of oil would be recoverable. This is an amount about equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves. ...

Christmas present from the Fracking industry to the USA

8 posted on 12/27/2012 5:50:44 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Watch for aerial swine"

Already saw him. Maxwell the pig's latest Geico ad features him as a passenger on a plane.

9 posted on 12/27/2012 5:51:05 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: spokeshave

Of course, that’s based on **today’s** technology, not the technology of 20 years from now.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 5:56:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am so cynical. I’d love to see Learsy’s portfoilio. He might be a leftist but not at left as “Daymohn” and Yoko, but my guess is like Kerry and Frank many of their ilk, they are at the front of the line and investing in what they think will be the next big thing and see to come out magically ahead. Then again like many here who have been following the fracking revolution on their own, they may have done their due diligence and made good decisions on their own...


11 posted on 12/27/2012 6:10:25 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The HuffPo article even mentions that Abu Dhabi is bankrolling the film.

Abu Dhabi will be applauding heartily if their and Damon's Promised Land film, due for distribution shortly, permits them and their OPEC brethren to continue to fleece the world with their cartel manipulated price of oil and gas.

With this many flying pigs, I'm going to need to get better windshield wipers.

12 posted on 12/27/2012 6:12:31 PM PST by KarlInOhio (I'm tired of being beaten like a malcontent elf so Obama can pretend to be Santa.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s another $8.00 I can save.

FUMD


13 posted on 12/27/2012 6:54:16 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. Writing in Brietbart, Christian Toto:
"Promised Land," starring and co-written by Matt Damon, pits a small Pennsylvania town against a very big, very evil natural gas company looking to gobble up fracking-friendly land... Left-wingers in the mainstream media -- by which I mean me -- are supposed to lap up a movie that plays to our farm-loving, tree-hugging prejudices... In essence, to prohibit fracking, as is Yoko Ono's wont, is tantamount to ripping out the nation's rail system and all that it would entail to the economy, to the management of carbon gas emissions, to the workforce, to the wellbeing of communities, all because of the risk of an occasional train wreck...
Yoko Ono is and always has been one.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 6:58:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Stop fracking!


OR I'LL SING!!

15 posted on 12/27/2012 7:09:58 PM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Yo-Yo

Pigs really do fly...


16 posted on 12/27/2012 9:26:58 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A lib who stumbles onto the truth is like the blind pig who occasionally finds an acorn. In the avalanche of American corporation-hating flicks from the last thirty years, the gaping irony is these ultimately anti-American and anti-free market piles of cinematic garbage where made by people who worked for American corporations and became fabulously, filthy wealthy thanks to the free-market system they eagerly trash and whose benefits they enjoy far beyond the dreams of the average Americans they caricature and try to hoodwink. Damon is among the worst Americans to come out of Hollyweird in many decades. He is a menace.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 6:24:33 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Army Air Corps
"Ono"

I think even many arch-libs recoil when they see her name associated with some project. They know how she fleeced Lennon out of his millions and unconsciously (and rightly) connect her with rotten undertakings. Even those dopes occasionally get a clue.

18 posted on 12/28/2012 6:28:20 AM PST by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"technology"

What????? How can you say that? We've been told for decades that we've reached "peak oil", and there is no more to be found. The critics of energy exploration certainly have no hidden agenda....like destroying the free-market system and gaining complete control over the lives of billions. Surely all this talk of new oil and gas is simply propaganda from the energy comgloms. (snicker)

19 posted on 12/28/2012 6:33:47 AM PST by driftless2
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To: spokeshave
Christmas present from the Fracking industry to the USA

Ken Saladbar is going to make you exchange that for a nice windmill.

20 posted on 12/28/2012 6:38:18 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: uglybiker
"or I'll sing"

No....no....not that....please.... I'll give you anything (well not anything...you can't have my collection of old "Rock And Gravel" magazines.) Oh, all right...you can have them. Just don't do it...you know what I mean... The last time I had Ono on the tv singing (?), my dog ripped up the carpet, and the police knocked on my door after a complaint from the neighbors about cats being possibly strangled. For the love of God I'm begging you... please... have mercy!!!

21 posted on 12/28/2012 6:41:35 AM PST by driftless2
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