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I found it kind of funny (And disturbing) that one of the advertisement banners going on right now here on Daily Kos says "Clear Air? Let us show you how safe we are... brought to you by the Natural Gas Industry". Really?? I'm suprised Daily Kos would allow that one on their page, since we all know how much the "natural Gas industry" just cares about us all so much. They care about the environment about as much as the oil industry... and just as concerned about "safety".

Just thought it was funny so I had to make my snarky comment. We will now return to our regular programming.

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  •  Part of the new govt. internet rules; say that (1+ / 0-)
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    joe wobblie

    a website has to accept a certain amount of advertisers, whether they want to or not.

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    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 02:25:54 AM PDT

  •  Thanks for reminding me to turn ads (1+ / 0-)
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    skohayes

    on.  I turn them off when they blink, but do like to know who's sending dollars into progressive coffers.
    Ad selection is not an editorial function.  KOS takes pretty much what they send his way.
    Supposedly, burning natural gas does not spew carbon into the air.  That's their basis for the clean claim.  That getting the stuff out of the ground contaminates the ground-water supplies is simply a matter of leaving some information out -- a half truth, which I happen to think is often worse that a straight falsehood.  However, as I understand it, what they pump into the ground to get the gas out need not be a noxious mixture of contaminants.  It's my understanding that pumping pollutants underground seemed like a cheap and convenient way to get rid of them, instead of sending industrial wastes to treatment plants to get them cleaned out. If we insist that chemical pollutants not be pumped under-ground, we can prevent that.
    The problem with waste disposal, in general, is that there's always been a presumption that mother nature is man's toilet and, for toxins to be banned, it has to be first proven that they cause harm to other humans (other species only rarely count). Man cleaning up after himself is just not a universal virtue.  Perhaps it takes more situational awareness than many men have. Perhaps it takes a special curriculum.  Neatnicks are a peculiarity, not the norm.

    That said, let me comment on the Tea Party Patriots ad.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY = dollars will do it

    LIMITED GOVERNMENT = don't bother me

    FREE MARKETS = give me free stuff to sell

    Those are the attitudes of the self-centered.  They believe that throwing dollars at a problem will take care of it because they are lazy and insensitive -- i.e. lacking in common sense.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 02:40:49 AM PDT

  •  I think it is great. (2+ / 0-)
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    Maverick80229, Ashaman

    Let them  spend their advertising money where they are not going to convince anyone of anything.

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