Sunday, August 31, 2014

Conservatives naming the NC Energy Modernization Act ?

I am old school in many ways . I still believe you should know the real definition for a word you use .
 Especially if you are using it to label yourself , someone else or something . 
As a person considering to educate themselves to vote today, it could be hard reading the written definitions of parties and pick the one they believe suits them ...
Example ... a word used to politically label the Republicans that confused me when I read the definition versus their actions ... Conservative ? The definition sounds Nothing like their actions lately ! Which is to try to 'Change' as much of NC as they can   ... 
  Conservatives believe that the implementation of change should be minimal and gradual; they appreciate history and are more realistic than idealistic. 
Conservative Definition : not liking or accepting changes or new ideas
 a :  an adherent or advocate of political conservatism

b capitalized :  a member or supporter of a conservative political party
a :  one who adheres to traditional methods or views
b :  a cautious or discreet person
I highlighted some of the definitions used above because of the 'contradiction' of their actions lately .  
What brought me to writing this was This name NC 'Energy Modernization Act'  picked for this bill, 
Bob Rucho;  E. S. (Buck) Newton;  Andrew C. Brock;  (Primary) David L. Curtis;  Jim Davis;  Rick Gunn;  Brent Jackson;  Joyce Krawiec;  Trudy Wade; 
considering most of them are a Koch-funded tea party group member as well, which Say they are for.. Personal & Economic Freedom , and a Debt Free Future ?

So this name kind of through me for a loop the 1st time I saw it .... Energy Modernization Act !
We all know the definition for Energy .

But I decided to look at the definition of Modernization... from
Transformation of a society from a rural and agrarian condition to a secular, urban, and industrial one. It is closely linked with industrialization. As societies modernize, the individual becomes increasingly important, gradually replacing the family, community, or occupational group as the basic unit of society. Division of labour, characteristic of industrialization, is also applied to institutions, which become more highly specialized. Instead of being governed by tradition or custom, society comes to be governed according to abstract principles formulated for that purpose. Traditional religious beliefs often decline in importance, and distinctive cultural traits are often lost.

So do you see my confusion ? How can they represent the people of NC , when they can't even represent the party they label themselves with ? 

How can you want to take away the 'freedom' of a landowner to decide what can safely be done to their Own land by using laws like "compulsory pooling" ? 

now for the rest of the story ... 
Jim tried hard to cancel the hearing in Sanford to the point of writing a letter to his coworkers that morning at 2AMish to whine about it . More here a=on that
He waited till the SHALE YEs bus pulled into Sanford finally almost 4 p.m., Womack made the call to move forward with the hearing and began letting people into the auditorium, saying he did not see an imminent threat to public safety.
"We aren't going to delay the hearing any longer," he said as people prepared to file into the civic center. "But the meeting will be adjourned immediately if things get out of hand.
Straight off the bus Tea Party Organizer Lanelle Alsip of Surry County was at the Sanford MEC Hearing and was quoted by the Sanford Herald ... Fracking-hearing-draws-a-crowd  
She said the people who were against fracking were only against it because they were afraid of something new.
She said fracking is necessary because everyone needs energy in their daily lives.
“One thing is important: You cannot feed yourself. You cannot feed your family. You cannot pay your taxes. You cannot go to work without some oil, petroleum process,” she said.

Well it seems Lanelle seems to be SCARED of a lot of things too. 

she organized the last bus of SHALE YES folks in 2012 ...
 and I bet she helped with The 2014 MEC HEARING in Sanford  too . 
Recognize this bus on the banner of the NC tea-party ...

 it happens to look like the bus that dropped a bunch of tea party Shale yes folks off in Sanford  again in 2014 ....

Jim sure was glad they bussed in to support him .
But they did not make a dent in the room with all the true Anti-frack people that showed up and spoke about the sorry rules that are in place and many told Jim just what they thought of him too. 
WRAL was great to record the whole thing here .

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Many faces of Jim Womack

The people think I care this much about their comments ....

I really Care this Much 

As promised in the last blog richard-hayes-on-fracking.html  , this blog is dedicated to exposing 'James Kermit Womack ',  MEC chairman /  Lee Co Commissioner / ProFrack 
C0-Leader of . I know I am missing Many of his co-titles like 
Bully / TeaPartier / etc ... but this gives you an example .

When I went to the Sanford Herald to look around for old Letter to the Editors on fracking ...
I found Mr. Hayes LTE with a comment from an alias of Jim's , James Madison . Reading it really brought back the reason I started taking screen shots .

At the LTE from Mr. Hayes , Jim / James Madison wrote this . Then agreed with himself! As you can see Deborah and I did not !

James Madison has popped up a few other times too..

James Madison on Fracking

James putting his opinion on City matters 

Jim is So into himself he follows his alias !

I have written many blogs in the last 2 1/2 years on James K Womack and the some of the other MEC . I have never cared for bullies and JW is well known for trying to do just that ...
Bully and belittle anyone that disagrees with him.
As I said in a blog a long time ago when it comes to folks like Jim ..
Insults stir me , but I use research to attack my offenders. Not Ad hominem attacks like Womack !

Ad hominem attacks can take the form of overtly attacking somebody, or more subtly casting doubt on their character or personal attributes as a way to discredit their argument.
You can put his name in the search box and see that he has became a busy topic here . A few that stick out are ...







Here are a few other things I thought I'd share about our NC chairman of MEC and Lee County Commissioner . 
Jim's Blog

On his twitter account He did claim the ALIAS blog listed below He took it off after this screenshot was done ? lol , he does still have it on his facebook about page .
Jim's ALIAS James Madison Blog  His alias blog where it is said He is James Madison there and he Does claim the blog ,but will not give us a definite ID ?
 He had much more there at the blog till Billy Ball at the INDYweekly wrote an article on him , it was called , "What rhymes with Frack? Jim Womack "  

LOL , Billy got screenshots too ! 
Billy also wrote a second post on JW , 3 pages long ! fracking-chief-jim-womack-attacks-his-enemies-from-the-foxhole-of-his-anonymous-blog/Content?oid=3320213 

There is also a Twitter account that really sounds like Jim but no one has proved it is him .

Yes I will say I totally distrust and Dislike JW , I don't say this lightly as he has earned my Disrespect ! 
I am not the only one that is fed up with this man either .
Many GOP people told me that he was asked  Not to run for commissioner again because of all the bullying he has done here locally ! 

Billy Liggett , has spent a great deal on exposing Jim for what he is too. check out his list of blogs here on JW.

Well after spending hours putting this together for you on my birthday yesterday and today , I am getting disgusted , I think I will go out and enjoy nature and it's beauty .

I hope you will see why we Have to keep fighting for our rights in NC . Jim is just one of the crooks trying to control our rights and give them to the highest bidders! 
 I hope you will make my wish come true and sign my petition against forced pooling in NC. 
IF WE Ban Forced Pooling in NC ,the G&O companies say NC is not profitable to frack . 
I asked JW " How can we get our landowner's rights Back since through forced/compulsory pooling Our Government is giving Our rights to the G&O companies?" He said , "make the legislators change the law !" 
So let's do it!
Please sign my petition .

Monday, August 4, 2014

Richard Hayes on Fracking

Because a lot of folks are just starting to learn about fracking in NC and realizing it is not what they want for their future . I have been going back and looking at some of the articles and Letter to editors that stuck out to me to share again .
Even though Lee County is likely to be Fracked the most there are still a large amount of people that Don't know a lot about it . This is frightening to me .
Richard Hayes is a very respected man in Lee County born and raised here . He is educated too and that scares the crap out of a lot of these crooked politicians around here , one man in Sanford for sure . That will be part 2 of the story , look for 'Many faces of J.W. ' tomorrow .
Richard wrote this LTE in Feb 2013 , I was so wishing the first lines of his letter would come true . Now a year and 1/2 later I fear for the Ordinary Citizens .
I highlighted some of the things I worry over the 'most' ,yellow scary , red frightening . Green for hope!

Are we risking the loss of North Carolina’s natural resources for future generations? | The Sanford Herald

I am encouraged, hopeful and believe that ordinary citizens must and will have the final word on hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in Lee County.
As an avowed “environmentalist” with a bias toward good stewardship of the God-given land with which we have been entrusted, including protecting our clean rivers, streams and ground water from toxic waste, and keeping clean the air that we breathe, I believe that we may be on the cusp of risking the loss of much of these precious natural resources for future generations if we do not get more involved in this insidious movement underway right before our eyes … and perhaps soon under our feet!
I have been to half a dozen public meetings on fracking. I understand more clearly than before that “fracking” at best remains a risky business, especially when/if it should be opened up to the smaller “wildcat” operators attracted to relatively smaller markets like this one. And as we all know, living with and around big oil and gas has always been risky business, as in Exxon Valdese, as in BP in the Gulf, as in fracking gone wrong in fracked landscapes all over this country, i.e. almost everywhere it has been undertaken where it has been caught and exposed!
I understand energy independence. I also understand alternative sources of energy as in solar, wind and water rather than fossil fuels that produce methane and carbon — which are responsible in part for global warming. Most importantly, I understand energy conservation that one day will help us use less and get over and beyond our century-long habit of burning fossil fuel.
And yes, there is evidence to suggest that over the next 25 years, natural gas will be one, but only one, factor significantly helping us to break our national addiction to Mideast oil. Is shale gas production a short-term boon to some places but not to all? Probably yes. More specifically, is Lee County and “home” to many of us going to be worth living in and around after the gas folks come in, frack the gas and get out? What will the long-term cost be to those left behind?
The jury is still out on that question. Some economic models suggest that no other energy investments could provide fewer “real” jobs and fewer long-term benefits than fracking in small landscapes like our local Triassic Basin.
Geologically, the local Triassic Basin, where we are located with Lee County at its epicenter, has a shallow water table perilously close to shale rock that would be fracked, as compared to most out-of-state, high-frack areas. Also, with geological, seismic faults naturally occurring in this area, next door to a nuclear power plant, do we need to run the risk of earthquakes from fracking, disrupting life as we have enjoyed it for decades, for the short-term financial gain of some and the sweet political accommodations of others? I do not think so.
Again, bear in mind that fracking is highly suspect to many seismologists as causative in earthquakes in areas where the practice is unleashed. Meanwhile, North Carolina’s legislatively driven fever to frack, and to hurry and frack now, is curiously out of step, it seems to me — with so much popular sentiment against it as we have heard or read about. Is state government out of control on this issue, listening too much to oil and gas lobbyists and large land owners in the Triassic Basin? This is possible.
Did you know that it can take up to 5.3 million gallons of water to frack just one well? With more than 100 well sites that could be fracked in Lee County, you do the math. One can see how our increasingly drought-prone and limited fresh water supply in central North Carolina could be at risk of depletion and/or ruination. Can we run such risks? I do not believe so.
Finally, I am concerned about the uncharacteristic strong-arm, controlling, top-down state government handling of this entire matter, i.e. the Republican-controlled General Assembly and governor. They appear eager to expedite and grease the way through (or around if necessary) the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission chaired by Lee County Commissioner Jim Womack, an avowed proponent of shale gas fracking along with other fracking proponents on this 15 member commission, including Lee County-born Ray Covington, a large landowner in the county’s shale gas frack zone.
Does this make anyone who believes in fair and impartial consideration of the pros and cons of fracking in North Carolina just a wee bit uneasy? I believe that it does.
Fracking has everything to do with shale gas exploration, gas production and the resulting wealth development. New jobs, welcome any time but especially now in today’s continuing depressed economy, may be but a canard where investigation can show that most of the higher-paying jobs are imported for the short term. When the gas runs out and/or the market turns sour, who do you imagine will be left holding the proverbial bag of unmet financial promises and costly repairs? It will be local taxpayers picking up the pieces of a once rustic, bucolic landscape and environment marred by the gas industry.
I am encouraged, hopeful and believe that the ordinary citizens of Lee County, who will inevitably pay the cleanup bill, will size up this situation and get out in front of the trucks, tractors, pipes, pumps and concrete pads otherwise headed this way. Enough ordinary citizens will understand the risks and possible long-term costs to our infrastructure to take a firm public stand on a continuing basis to send the kind of message that “gas and oil” and their minions will respect and understand — which is that we’d just as soon they take their fracking business and go! It can be done!
Editor’s note: Richard Hayes, born on Gulf Street in Sanford, graduated from Sanford Central High in 1956; finished UNC-Chapel Hill with a BSBA in 1960 and worked at Duke University, where he also earned a M.Ed in 1975. After a 40-year career in University Advancement and Public Programs at Duke, the University of California at San Francisco, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and serving a dozen years as senior executive vice president of a consulting firm in Chicago, Hayes retired and was elected to the Lee County Board of Education from 2000-2004 — serving as vice chairman for two years. He was elected to the Lee County Board of Commissioners  from 2008-2012, serving as Chairman from 2008-2010. While a Commissioner, Hayes was appointed a member of board of directors of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners from 2011-2012, was a appointed a member of the Lee County Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors from 2008-2010 and served as an appointed member of the Lee County Environmental Affairs Board from 2010-2012. 

My extra 2 cents ... Mr Hayes mentioned 'energy independence' there are over 20 EXPORTING applications sitting at the White House waiting to be signed , to ship the Natural Gas overseas !
As far as Jobs  the actual fracking jobs has the highest rated injury & death ratios of jobs in the USA.
Also they don't last long. We need Long term jobs .

Come back tomorrow to see the comment that Jim Womack made about Richard's LTE.