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Mathew Naismith


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Is hydraulic fracturing the answer especially when you take in consideration the environmental impact it is having?

Hydraulic fracturing is polluting the underground water which comes up through the cracks caused by the fracturing of the rock & ends up in our water ways. I think we have enough pollutants to deal with above & below the ground now!!


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    Jan 22 2013: G’day TED Community

    Do I live in the simple life? No because I live in a city which isn’t Hicksville, meaning I’m not living a country bumpkin life style these days but in the thick of consumerist materialism & this is why I can see wrong even when I’m benefiting from consumerist materialism, to me the benefits of hydraulic fracturing is wrong but to others it’s OK.

    I’m a carpenter/joiner by trade who was teaching woodwork, literacy & numeracy to people with all sorts of disability which is by no means an easy feat, the reason I mentioned this is that I’m no hick-ish country bumpkin who doesn’t know what they are talking about like some people have tried to make out to be.

    Because I can adapt, think & live within more than one mode of thought like consumerist materialism I know this allows me to see more openly & out of the square as I don’t just think in one mode. Consumerist materialism is but one mode of thought & living that some people can only see but there are so many more ways of thinking that would be a lot safer & harmonious than consumerist materialism. I can see hydraulic fracturing leading us ever so deeper within this one mode of thought when there are other ways to live & think by in safer circumstances.


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