Fracking in Ireland and Being Dependent on Halliburton’s Mud by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
written for No Fracking Ireland
July 3, 2012

Pigs (pipeline inspection gauges) on White Island

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No Fracking Ireland presents Greg Palast in Dublin, Today 3. July
Connolly Books, Temple Bar – 1pm
The Ireland Institute – 7.30pm

Full info here

On the 20th of April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men instantly, then destroying 600 miles of coastline. On 9 September 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, burning eight to death, one of several recent pipeline explosions in the USA. In 1992, in Chicago, a gas pipe leaked and 18 houses exploded, incinerating three people.

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Central Banking 101: What the Fed Can Do as ‘Lender of Last Resort’ by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
December 17, 2010

Official portrait of Federal Reserve Chairman ...

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We’ve seen behind the curtain, as the Fed waved its magic liquidity wand over Wall Street. Now it’s time to enlist this tool in the service of the people.

The Fed’s invisible hand first really became visible with the bailout of AIG. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in June 2009:

“Many of us were, shall we say, if not surprised, taken aback when the Fed had $80 billion to invest — to put into AIG just out of the blue. All of a sudden we wake up one morning and AIG has received $80 billion from the Fed. . . . So of course we’re saying, Where’s this money come from? ‘Oh, we have it. And not only that, we have more.’”

How much more — $800 billion? $8 trillion?

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