Saturday PA Environmental NewsClips
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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change... (Scorpions)
Klaber, who presides over a consortium of gas industry-related companies, more than 40 of which are involved in gas exploration, also spoke out against the tax. "There are other ways for us to profit from this than simply to tax," Klaber said. She added that other shale plays might become more attractive if the tax is imposed."The Marcellus play is not the only game in town," Klaber said.
This has permitted corporate America - those private profit-driven companies that are the greed speeders of our world - to usurp the rights of the people. We all need to get radical, which requires actually a very conservative reading of the constitution, because corporate interests are driving this country in to the ground.So, think about it. You work hard all your life to buy a home, fix it up, and keep all mechanicals running. New roof, new hot water heater, pest inspections, painting, yardwork, etc. Then someone decides they want, or need, to put a gas pipeline through your property and with some legal maneuvering - they're ripping up your front lawn and deep-sixing the value of your home along with it. How would you feel? What would you do? Do you think this can't happen to you?