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Students stage silent demonstration against fracking
The Daily Californian ^ | 4.21.14 | Bo Kovitz

Posted on 04/21/2014 9:58:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog

A human oil spill spread across Dwinelle Plaza on Monday — a silent demonstration against fracking that is the first in a series of events to kick-start Earth Week 2014.

The day after the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, about 20 students, clad entirely in black, circled and sprawled around a miniature wooden oil rig covered with protest signs. Protesters wanted to illustrate the environmental effects of fracking by using human bodies as symbols of the devastation.

“An oil spill is a very visible and recognizable example of the corruption and destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry,” said Jake Soiffer, a freshman and an actions coordinator at Fossil Free Cal, in an email. “The details — lying on the floor, wearing all black — bring out the serious, pressing nature of the issue.”

Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, involves extracting natural gas and oil by injecting water, sand and chemicals — many of them toxic — into underground shell rock.

The protest, which was planned and sponsored by Students Against Fracking and by Fossil Free Cal, comes a month after a similar demonstration on Sproul to pressure Gov. Jerry Brown into banning fracking in California. Like last month’s protest, students Monday aimed to raise awareness of fracking — but, this time, through a symbolic display.

Suspended from the 12-foot-tall small-scale oil rig was a list of chemicals involved in fracking operations that are injected into bedrock to break it up. At the foot of the rig were students, quietly reclining on the ground.

The protest then kicked into another gear as a student protester wielded a megaphone, chanting “leave the oil in the soil” and “hey hey, ho ho, Keystone XL has to go.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; demagogues; fracking; jakesoiffer; jerrybrown; keystonexl; opec

1 posted on 04/21/2014 9:58:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
The descendants of the men who conquered Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia and Tojo's Japan? Sad, isn't it?
2 posted on 04/21/2014 10:01:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: smokingfrog

Good little Marxists fighting against the lifeblood of America.

Pray America wakes up


3 posted on 04/21/2014 10:05:17 PM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: smokingfrog

These little spoiled brats and their parents need to be bundled up and sent to live in a foreign country that is totally third world without their cell phone, iPad, internet, or microwave and is totally void of anything powered by water, oil, gas or nuclear energy. Leave them there for about five years, let them cook over an open campfire and ride on a camel wherever they go and if they’re still alive at the end of that time they can come back - maybe.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 10:09:15 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When the people of California did away with affirmative action for admission to the U.C. system and instead instituted a merit system, the makeup of Berkeley radically changed. The majority of Berkeley’s students are now the children of Asian immigrants and much better qualified to be students at Berkeley. They are not interested in this protest nonsense but rather in doing well in college and getting a good job or going on to medical or law school. So the spoiled brat radicals are much less than they used to be.

Because of this, U.C. Berkeley in my opinion is now a much better place than it was when I was there 30 years ago. But the Democrats in Sacramento are still trying to figure out how they can again implement anti-Asian exclusionary quotas at the U.C. schools, in order to once again let unqualified students attend because of they are from a favored racial minority.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 10:11:40 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: smokingfrog

After 6 years of Obama, I would not be in the least bit surprised if the BP oil spill wasn’t an inside job.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 10:12:49 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: smokingfrog
“An oil spill is a very visible and recognizable example of the corruption and destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry,” said Jake Soiffer, a freshman and an actions coordinator at Fossil Free Cal, in an email. “The details — lying on the floor, wearing all black — bring out the serious, pressing nature of the issue.”

Hey Jake Soiffer - Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son...

7 posted on 04/21/2014 10:43:03 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: smokingfrog

More of our system of schooling but little education. These “minds full of mush” absorb what is told to them However, critical thinking is missing. Similar to Global Warming, GMOs, etc, etc.


8 posted on 04/21/2014 10:46:22 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: smokingfrog

lying on the floor, wearing all black — bring out the serious, pressing nature of the issue.

Obviously very serious people. Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

9 posted on 04/21/2014 11:36:54 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: smokingfrog

Morons.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 11:38:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FredZarguna

These are the kids you want to walk over to and smack. My niece turned into one of these kids. A head full of mush and no common sense whatsoever.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 11:41:43 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
It's not very surprising that a bunch of low-info indoctrinated useless California student idiots are yapping about the Keystone XL pipeline. From the FRchives: Thanks smokingfrog.
12 posted on 04/21/2014 11:49:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kaehurowing

Leland Yee was busted a few weeks back for, well, you’ve heard about it — he and two others of Asian ancestry from the Assembly put their foot down regarding yet another attempt to end-run around Proposition 209.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 11:55:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

If they can’t even STAND up with a sign, can you EVEN IMAGINE what
kind of worker they would be!!!!!


14 posted on 04/21/2014 11:55:23 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: smokingfrog

Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, involves extracting natural gas and oil by injecting water, sand and chemicals — many of them toxic — into underground shell rock.
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The left-wing dweebs lie again!

A few months ago on The Five, Kimberly Guilfoile drank from a glass filled with the fluid used in fracking. It’s not toxic!


15 posted on 04/22/2014 1:32:24 AM PDT by octex
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To: smokingfrog

...Fossil Free Cal...

OK, let these kids go first. No energy, no food, no iPhone, no internet, nothing but roots and nuts.


16 posted on 04/22/2014 3:44:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: smokingfrog

Oh cool. These young people with high ideals are going to live lives free of all petroleum products. Either that or they are just some mindless hypocrites.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 4:02:04 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: smokingfrog

their parents are freaking hippies


18 posted on 04/22/2014 4:28:52 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: smokingfrog
Ignoramuses in desperate need of an education.
Too bad they're in the wrong place.
19 posted on 04/22/2014 4:29:22 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Grams A

A small business nail store owner here put his kid on a plane back to Viet Nam to live with the relatives on the farm when the kid got too cocky.

on the farm you work from morning to night just to be able to eat that night and get up and do it again the next morning. It was an eye opener for the kid.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 4:36:01 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FredZarguna

Oh they are SO serious.
And SO ignorant.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 4:37:54 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: FredZarguna

they’re too amazingly lazy to even stand up when they protest!!!!

These ones will be the first to starve (and rightly so)


22 posted on 04/22/2014 5:39:55 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: bray

I say make them live one week “fossil free” if that’s what they want for the rest of us.

And make them write a paper explaining the mechanics of how fracking works and how it’s a provable danger to anything.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 5:41:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Texas resident

This is what you get in the Humanist religion.

They have to define themselves and their righteousness by their advocacy.


24 posted on 04/22/2014 5:42:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: smokingfrog

Someone needs to start a campus movement to remove all fossil fuel products from campus.

No petroleum derived plastics allowed, just cellulose based... ooops, that gets the tree-huggers all riled up.

OK, just soy based.. organic non-GM soy (see if we can’t eliminate another food source) What? you say that will drive up the price of Tofu? Horrors!

So, no plastic cases for your iPhones/Pads/Pods.

No fossil fuel generated electricity for your Prius, or lights or A/C or heat or to charge your iPhones/Pads/Pods. It will have to be hydro (sorry, I forgot, you demanded the dams be removed), or wind (bird cuisinarts, you got to be kidding) or solar (bird toasters?) Well, there is always nuclear (”Aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhh!”)

No synthetic rubber for your Nikes, Crocs, bicycle tires. You will have to hoof it, barefoot. “The majority of the fabrics used to make the premium running socks featured on Sock Geek are synthetic, mostly petroleum based. With the interest in renewable resources growing, natural fibers such as wool and bamboo are becoming more common place.”

No, you can’t use wool (exploits sheep, plus they belch & pass gas) or Bamboo (you want to starve the Pandas!)

Ummm, about those clothes you are wearing....

[I am off to corner the market on caves... no logging or concrete (CO2, you know) for housing, Teepees require bison hides (horrors!), etc, etc, etc.]

Oh, and no paper for posters, leaflets or even books. (see “Tree-huggers”)

Also, no movies, “Since the late 1990s, almost all release prints have used polyester film stock.”

Have a Nice Earth Day!


25 posted on 04/22/2014 6:00:28 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: octex

Dihydrogen monoxide is deadly - if you are exposed to enough of it.


26 posted on 04/22/2014 6:23:56 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: FredZarguna

27 posted on 04/22/2014 6:41:01 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: smokingfrog

Brainwashed zombies with Shi’ite for brains.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 1:56:11 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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