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Fracking protesters arrested for gluing themselves to the wrong petrol pumps
Breitbart/Drudge ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | ROBERT WILDE

Posted on 01/22/2014 6:35:49 AM PST by shove_it

On Monday, four members of an anti-fracking group wound up in jail for using bicycle locks and glue to fasten themselves to gas pumps at a petrol station in Great Lever, England. The group sacrificed themselves in order to protest the hydraulic fracking activities of Total, a French petroleum company. But, to their embarrassment, the group sacrificed themselves to the wrong petrol station, which was no longer owned by Total.

The petrol station was owned by Certas Energy, who neglected to take down the signs after buying the station. The petrol station’s manager, Reezwan Patel commented that some protesters were peaceful, but that those who shackled themselves to the pumps “were stupid and have cost us a lot of money.” He added that, “We had to close for six hours, so with the loss of customers and the damage to the pumps, it could be a couple of thousand pounds we have lost.”

The four activists were not only ridiculed by Reezwan but also were excoriated by the local environmental group, the Bolton Green Party. The party chairman, Alan Johnson exclaimed, "I was very annoyed, and I have to stress that these people have nothing to do with our protest. We were there to protest peacefully, and warn people about the dangers of fracking, and these people have put themselves, and others, in danger with what they did.” Throughout Bolton, a borough of Greater Manchester, anti-fracking groups have been rallying to protest hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in the UK. Fracking is controversial because of the potential risks the process may have on the environment and the water supply.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: energy; frackingidiots

1 posted on 01/22/2014 6:35:49 AM PST by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Is that word being used as an adjective?


2 posted on 01/22/2014 6:36:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: shove_it
If anyone ever deserved the Nelson Muntz treatment it's them.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 6:37:44 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: shove_it

Enviro-weenies are not known for their intellect.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 6:38:20 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: dfwgator

ROFLMTO...you can’t make this stuff up.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 6:38:52 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: shove_it
They are MORONS.
6 posted on 01/22/2014 6:38:55 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: MrB
Is that word being used as an adjective?

Battlestar Galactica viewers will understand your comment.

7 posted on 01/22/2014 6:39:16 AM PST by Blennos
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To: shove_it

So, while these morons are in jail, can they sue the gas company for false advertising?


8 posted on 01/22/2014 6:42:10 AM PST by CPOSharky (If a libtards lips are moving...)
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9 posted on 01/22/2014 6:43:41 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: shove_it

Fracking jerks...


10 posted on 01/22/2014 6:44:43 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: shove_it
PETROL PUMP
Oops, can you say that on FR?
11 posted on 01/22/2014 6:50:41 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: shove_it

Leftists need a little more diligence in their advance work. This kind of thing happens about once a year. I think last year down south they chained themselves to a vacant building they thought was some congressman’s office. Unfortunately, the police still felt some legal obligation to release them eventually.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 6:53:33 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: shove_it

             

Go Big Red, et al !

13 posted on 01/22/2014 6:56:50 AM PST by tomkat
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To: MrB

Those fracking protesters fracked up this one.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 6:58:02 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Hillary Clinton, you were no Dennis Rodman.)
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To: shove_it

Well, it ought to be a crime to make a mistake in identification of the correct pump.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 7:00:34 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: shove_it

For those who want to see a 6 minute video showing how horizontal drilling and fracking is done, Northern Gas and Oil has done a great one.

This includes a piece on how water tables are protected and contamination is avoided:

http://www.northernoil.com/drilling-video

Knowledge is power, keep the link and pass it on.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 7:01:27 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: ModelBreaker

Yeah, but who are we to judge?


17 posted on 01/22/2014 7:05:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: shove_it

18 posted on 01/22/2014 7:16:50 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: shove_it

Kinda like protesting the way animals are treated at the zoo and then lock themselves in. The lions cage.

Next thing you know some of these idiots will take a cruise in Antarctica to protest global warming.

A just Lord would let them get iced in and let them be billed millions for the efforts to remove them from the ice.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 7:20:40 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: thackney

ping!


20 posted on 01/22/2014 7:47:35 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Balding_Eagle

thanks for the link.

a keeper


21 posted on 01/22/2014 8:06:40 AM PST by digger48
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To: tomkat

Impressive array of equipment - excuse my ignorance but is that a fracking setup?


22 posted on 01/22/2014 9:00:07 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: dainbramaged
Yes it is .. pumpers on the sides, manifold in the middle, frac tree (grey) in the foreground.

Worked for 'em a long time ago til something else came up.
Have often wished since that the something else hadn't .. lol

23 posted on 01/22/2014 9:23:22 AM PST by tomkat
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To: MrB

“Yeah, but who are we to judge?”

Good point. How can we really know it’s the wrong pump? What’s wrong for us may be the highest virtue for them.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 10:28:21 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Enviro-weenies are not known for their intellect.

Yep.
Enviro-weenie + diminished intellect.
Each feeds the other.

25 posted on 01/22/2014 11:17:37 AM PST by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: citizen

Wrong Pump Bump


26 posted on 01/22/2014 7:00:45 PM PST by woofie
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