Jeebus -- we are all so fucked if this allowed to continue:
When drilling company Range Resources offered the Hallowich family a $750,000 settlement to relocate from their fracking-polluted home in Washington County, Pennsylvania, it came with a common restriction. Chris and Stephanie Hallowich would be forbidden from ever speaking about fracking or the Marcellus Shale. But one element of the gag order was all new. The Hallowichs’ two young children, ages 7 and 10, would be subject to the same restrictions, banned from speaking about their family’s experience for the rest of their lives.http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/02/2401591/frack-gag-for-kids/
Ok -- The Gadfly readily admits that he is not the sharpest tool in the shed and has been wrong about many things during his 5+ decades on this planet. But one thing The Gadfly is confidently certain of is that if legalistically gagging 7 and 10 year old children for life about speaking of the awful experience they have gone through of having their homestead destroyed and their family life uprooted and polluted by gas company drilling practices, then that is an open admission that those practices are fucking harmful and destructive to the environment. And it goes without saying that if this nation's politicians had any measurable level of integrity and courage they would vote to put an end to this environment defacing and life threatening practice right now and put some of these lying gas company CEO's on trial for their crimes.
Yeah ... and we'll hold the bankers and Wall Street thieves accountable for their criminal escapades too huh?
Yep .. we're all fucked. It's the new normal apparently.