Peach Clubhouse Newsletter 110717

  • Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday July 19 at 6 pm – Movie, Biography of the Dalai Lama, about an hour, with liquid refreshment.

    Thursday, July 21 at noontime – two recorded lectures on the subject of legal remedies to the corposystem.

    After this Thursday we will not have regular Thursday hours. Thursday will be a “by appointment” day.

    Friday, July 22 at 2 pm – Meditation and a discussion, with liquid refreshment, about the practical use of lovingkindness meditation as an antidote for everyday problems

  • Fracking Facts and Opinions
  • This past week we had the opportunity to question a person who has advanced degrees and training in the oil and gas industry.

    Question: We are told that drilling into the ground in general, and fracking in particular, does not contaminate our water that we get from underground aquifers. (An aquifer is a place where the water collects over many decades because of the way it pools in the various layers of underground rock. In Texas, most of our drinking water for the cities and also water for irrigation comes from underground aquifers. You can find maps of these aquifers at Http://FactFictionFancy.wordpress.com web site, on the right side of the page.)

    Answer: “Any time you drill a hole in Mother Earth, there is a possibility of contaminating the water supply. High-pressure fracking is different because there is pressure on the order of 10 or 20,000 psi under there. If you get into Mother Earth below some fracture in the rocks a mile or more down, or if you get a verticle pattern of fracturing instead of the horizontal, then it will migrate from the high pressure of the well to the lower pressures that are higher in the earth.”

    If you the reader are interested in would like to hear information from another expert, we recommend the videos of Anthony Ingraffia, a professor at Cornell University. He gives a very clear explanation of the process of fracking, and also the kinds of question that we all need to be asking about the process. I will also post this one on my blog (it is below).

    Ingraffea

    Fracking was also a subject for This American Life.

  • Food Facts and Opinions
  • We are dedicated to evaluation of the many claims on all sides
    about genetically modified food. Many of these claims, on all
    sides, are exaggerated or false. That’s too bad. And it’s hard to
    understand, because the real goal of us all is to build a good life
    for the future, and it’s hard to imagine that we can build a good
    life on false information

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