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Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation
THe Foundry (Heritage Blog) ^ | Sept. 28, 2012 | Lachlan Markay

Posted on 10/01/2012 7:43:55 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe

A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates....(Excerpt)

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: energy; filmactorsguild; fracking; fracku; hollywoodreds; limolibliars; mattdamon; oil; opec; partisanmediashills; therealbigoil; unitedarabemirates
Surprise, surprise, surprise...
1 posted on 10/01/2012 7:44:03 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe
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To: SAJ; saganite; thackney; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ping, and invite more friends...


2 posted on 10/01/2012 7:45:24 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Never liked Matt ... Damon ...


3 posted on 10/01/2012 7:49:52 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Damon is against fracking? I thought he loved getting fracked. Umm, maybe I am thinking of something else


4 posted on 10/01/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Smokin' Joe

As is CNN.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 8:06:48 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: All

Matt Damon (Team America)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUa5oHgYV2k


6 posted on 10/01/2012 8:12:02 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
No agendae there, now, are there?

And who spent all that scratch to put together Gasland?

Cui bono?

7 posted on 10/01/2012 8:12:51 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

FNC is also arab owned in part.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Smokin' Joe
What the frack!?

Oh wait. It's a Matt Damon movie. Kinda says it all right there.
9 posted on 10/01/2012 8:25:59 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

10 posted on 10/01/2012 8:27:16 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Smokin' Joe

bttt


11 posted on 10/01/2012 8:40:43 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Kolath

we’re guards!


12 posted on 10/01/2012 8:47:36 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

LOL @ Film Actors’ Guild :)


13 posted on 10/01/2012 8:48:43 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

[[purportedly poisoning rural American towns]]

‘Purportedly? By Whom? Where are the studies? Oh that’s right- ALL the studies showed there is NO poisoning of wells except in very rare accidental cases (which I mgiht point out are far far rarer occurances than farmland accidents which ‘poison’ ecosystems- but since matt damon needs to corn oil to run his eco auto- he won’t tell you those FACTS-

Cripes- can’t actos and actresses just shut the heck up and ‘act’ instead of openiogn hteir CLUELESS aCtivist mouths? We are one of THE cleanest industrialized nation on nearth thansk to the myriad of vast regulations and safety precautions, but that means nothign to these dolts that think an accident or two mean the whole industry must be plagued with problems DESPITE THE FACT that the actual studies done show just hte opposite! These dolts have NO evidence that frackign is indiscriminantly poisoning wells across america, nor do they have ANY evidence proving frackign causes earthquakes, but then again who needs actual evidence when attackign industries that actually helped to create and maintain their careers and vast sums of moneY?


14 posted on 10/01/2012 8:58:21 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Smokin' Joe

[[A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains ]]

But of course matt damon isn’t an overpriveledged money grubbing ‘actor’ right?


15 posted on 10/01/2012 8:58:39 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Hollywood is experiencing a bad “return” on their investments.

Let’s make it WORSE. Read a book or watch old movies that have moral messages. Put the overpaid “pretenders” on the street. Ahhhhhh...feels good.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 9:13:43 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Don’t laugh, it can have an effect.

Jane Fonda’s “The China Syndrome” followed a week or so later by Three Mile Island went a long way towards killing new nuclear plants being built.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 9:38:03 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation

And, this is a surprise to whom?

18 posted on 10/01/2012 9:59:16 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Hollywood riff raff and benedict arnold.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 10:15:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Well ain’t that an interesting coinkindink?


20 posted on 10/01/2012 10:56:44 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Well ain’t that an interesting coinkindink?


21 posted on 10/01/2012 10:57:30 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Well ain’t that an interesting coinkindink?


22 posted on 10/01/2012 10:57:30 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Don’t laugh, it can have an effect.

Believe me, I know. I was working on a Master's Degree in Uranium Geochemistry when that little bomb dropped.

Between TMI and a couple of other market factors, I ended up with a pretty decent career in the Oil industry...but only because I could make the jump.

23 posted on 10/02/2012 12:06:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: CottShop
You can shoot down every data presentation on Gore Bull Warming, put it in perspective, and even call into question the raw data collection methods, and that stuff is gospel.

You can provide evidence that some aquifers had methane (and even oil) in them before a frac was conducted, demonstrate the absence of any uphole pressure changes, and show the only damage which has ever been done came from either blowouts, surface equipment failures, or spills (the truck turned over), with the rare exception of one or two unscrupulous operators (service companies, not oil companies), who tried to cut a corner and got shut down for their troubles.

There are places with bad water, but the oil companies didn't do that fracking. There are a few old refinery sites with problems, and those are being monitored and remediated as they come to the attention of TPTB--old railroad shops had similar problems, as did service stations, and the single largest current contributor to hydrocarbons in the water table is..... parking lot runoff.

But the average Bobblehead-American will just sit and nod as the pap runs through their brain...That's what they are trained to do, K-12 and beyond.

As long as the crockumentary is referred to by its proper genre (science fiction), we'll be safe from the little evil humanoid creatures climbing out of the oil wells and ravaging B-movie blondes at night...Otherwise the C.H.U.D. will be really peeved when they have to cash in their stuff to get enough gas to do a drive-by.

24 posted on 10/02/2012 12:21:53 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

This film is a hopeful sign.

The petroleum engineers and others involved in the oil industry in the United Arab Emirates are apparently very concerned with the growing US competitors and are willing to go to extremes such as this film to try and protect their market share.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 3:03:32 AM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: I_Like_Spam
The petroleum engineers and others involved in the oil industry in the United Arab Emirates are apparently very concerned with the growing US competitors and are willing to go to extremes such as this film to try and protect their market share.

Precisely. But not just market share, also leverage and income stream. Can't get the Caliphate without it, don'tcha know.

26 posted on 10/02/2012 3:29:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Matt Damon must be very powerful. I think it is funny that he gets all the credit for this movie when John Krasinski from the Office also co-wrote the movie. I guess when you are an “A” list actor you get all the credit. It is amazing that he went from Good Will Hunting (which I did not like) single and partying to a husband and father of 3 making this movie. Oh well he clearly must be powerful to make such a splash on Free Republic.


27 posted on 10/02/2012 3:31:47 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator
The point of posting the article is the funding source, who just might have a little skin in a bigger game...considering that much of the new domestic oil and gas development in the last few years is dependent on fracking.

It isn't Hollywood who is important, it is their attempts to influence Energy policy by attempting to motivate people who are as ignorant of the industry as Hollywood is.

Propaganda affects energy geopolitics almost as much as geology.

28 posted on 10/02/2012 3:41:13 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

That is true. If Romney wins, it is moot anyway because he said he will build the Keystone pipeline himself if he has too. He coincidentally said that yesterday.


29 posted on 10/02/2012 3:50:27 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator
Keystone would be welcome, actually. Some Bakken crude would make its way south via the pipeline, and the Bakken/Three Forks development is continuing.

Some will continue to move by rail, as the trains go places the pipelines don't.

The tar sands oil is considerably heavier than the Bakken crude, and would be refined differently.

30 posted on 10/02/2012 4:08:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

[[with the rare exception of one or two unscrupulous operators (service companies, not oil companies), ]]

There may be a few- but the oil industy is one of the msot heavily regulated and heavily watched business i nthe country- it would be very hard for an unscroupulous company to get away with it for very long before being fined out of business— There have been a few in the past- companies jumping in, making quick buck, then jumping out again and leaving behind a mess- however- as you state, these are beign cleaned up but top listen to the left, you woudl think that those few past unscrupulous companies were representative of the whole industry-

[[we’ll be safe from the little evil humanoid creatures climbing out of the oil wells and ravaging B-movie blondes at night]]

Darn- those bubble brained blonds are the ones who vote for obama because it’s ‘cool’ - they are the oens you see with crocodile tears i nthe audience looking liek they are goign to feignt when obama looks down his nose at them


31 posted on 10/03/2012 9:50:53 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop
...but the oil industy is one of the msot heavily regulated and heavily watched business i nthe country

Precisely. There are State, Federal, and local government entities involved,local landowners, hunters and fishermen, all who eye with suspicion any new company. It takes years to establish a solid working relationship with the people in an area, and even then, people are suspicious, largely an effect of all the bad press (some deserved, much not) from the mavens of the media.

A thousand 'attaboys' are erased by a single 'awsh*t'.

So the other part of the equation is that oil companies don't have any use for shoddy service companies or unscrupulous operators, either. Not only are such bad for the business image it has been an uphill battle to establish and maintain, but they end up costing money in the long run.

32 posted on 10/03/2012 11:13:41 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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Thanks Smokin’ Joe.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 8:43:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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