"When I first heard of all this I was livid . . . seven years ago I retired from building, sold our lake front home for a whopping sum and bought this land we are currently on. We built a home, a guest cabin and various out…"
"I'm curious . . . (and I'm not trying to be cute here)
When has an oil, gas, or coal company ever (largely) benefited the small land owner like you guys? What were the long term effects of their actions and would you do it all over…"
"Ha! About the most positive statement I ever heard was the day we had a meeting on Okinawa just prior to my unit (the 173rd airborne brigade) being introduced into Vietnam . . . when the SF Sergeant said. . . . . "Were gonna go…"
"I truly believe it would be smart business for the gas companies to get off their high horse and show a little respect like Kathleen said.
You remember the days when we used to bend over for the homeowner? Does anybody even realize how…"
"absolutely . . . a little bit of respect goes a long way.
Time and money should NOT be a companies highest priority . . . the welfare of the people SHOULD be.
I followed that simple rule during my home building days and in thirty plus…"
"and that . . . is the rest of the story . . . :-)
The IRS has always treated me fairly well, but I have an ex business partner who absolutely despises them . . .
you see a lot of this stuff is in the eyes of the beholder and his/her…"
"Paul . . . I hear what you are saying, but you have no idea how much power can fostered up by a grass roots uprising of pissed off common folks. . . . . you can't only just buck City Hall you can knock it off it's foundation if you…"
"Mark, I am certain that you know far more than I do when it comes to all this. . . and you seem to be a guy I would listen to carefully if we were to meet and greet.
What got my dander up . . . exemption from the clean water act. . . .…"
"Mark coined that phrase, not me. Personally I've lived so many places I'm a neither. AND I don't at all believe intelligence stops at the party line. . . . .
I do believe patriotism is stronger in the country though and I believe the…"
"you already HAVE them (resources). . . it's the gas companies who NEED what you already are in possession of.. . . . .. and you all should be negotiating from that position.
Man, you people got it all backwards. I have a neighbor up the…"
"That may be the very reason that a lot of us see the protection aspect of the land above the exploitation of her . . .
also I doubt anybody is against this slick water fracing as much as for doing it under strict observation via the…"
"Shale gas extraction can lead to energy independence which will make our vast military empire overseas unnecessary.(quote)
You do know that China is becoming a huge player in the Chesapeake game book don't you? And when has China ever…"
"How do I keep an open mind when both sides of this argument are accusing the other of lying and I admittedly don't know my ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to this high pressure fracing . . .?
Research? How? People in…"
"The photoshopped pictures are priceless...
Producers in Ohio pay taxes on everything they produce. Jobs are already being created here in Tuscarawas county. There is an excavating company that set up shop on Mathias Raceway that has been…"
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]