Do you remember when the Blues Brothers said they were on a mission from God?
If I didn't think I was on a similar mission, I would give up writing. And I would stop reading.
My problem is that I've been an information junkie since I was a kid. Even at a young age, I was interested in politics and the bigger issues in life.
If it was an "adult" subject, it made me want to understand it even more. I've always had to know what's going on in the world. I've always had to
I have no regrets about my focus on the big picture. But it's getting harder and harder to read without getting upset. There is an alarming trend of
increasing problems with our civilization. I'm going to focus on Arkansas, because it's leading the trend, and if you understand what's happening in
Arkansas, you'll understand the larger problem facing the world. And that's us. It's our demand for energy and material resources. Well, more
precisely, the problem is our management of energy and other natural resouces. There are two of these resources at the core of the crisis. Oil and
Take for example, my morning email alerts. I have one set for Arkansas. Read the following, then I'll expand the theme and you'll understand my
I know it is a brief note, and it seems relatively minor. So, why did this simple report send me off the deep-end?
It's because you have to think about this situation in a different sceranio. Notice the fish kill.
What would happening is this levee was part of a evaporating pool at a fracking site?
It would poison the water. You would have "unknown" chemicals in the Arkansas watershed. I can't tell you what's in the fracking water because it's a
"trade-secret". That is changing slowly.
Here's my deeper concern. You can pollute a creek or river, but luckily, the water flow will correct the problem over time. Surface waters are in a
dramatic cycle. The sun and bacteria help the filtering process. My deep dark fear is the aquifer. The groundwater.
What happens when fracking contaminates the groundwater?
Well, maybe that's a moot point.
Because it's probably already happening.
So think of it on a larger scale. What's going to happen when an earthquake allows the injected waste water to find a way into the aquifer?
There are many human activities happening deep within the crust of Arkansas.
Waste water injection.
Carbon Capture injection.
And don't forget water wells used in farmland irrigation, and in munisipal water systems.
I don't have any hard proof that the army has injected chemical weapons in the crust.
But I'm sure it's out there.
edit on 22-3-2011 by Robin Marks because: (no reason given)