Leaving Social Media

This blog is my attempt to separate myself from the abuses of modern commercial Social Media.  Many people seem to take a “cold turkey” approach and ditch all social media all together.  These people seem to see it as a personal addiction problem.  For me it was just a bit  ofa time waster with a big downside (privacy).  A good article by someone who was a bit more involved, but makes some good points.

South Louisiana Environmental Damage

Well, Freeport McMoRan is admitting damage done to south Louisiana coastline from decades of breaking state laws in their oil drilling operations.  The penalty? $100 million over several years.  Wow.  Pretty light for land loss of about 2,000 square miles (about the size of Delaware).  To say nothing of the pollution, record cancer rates and poverty, in spite of the vast amount of oil and gas removed from the site.   I have always said Louisiana isn’t a state, it is a co!ony.  Again, $100 million.  Sounds like a lot but I bet the houses of the top 5 or so Freeport execs are worth more than that.  An outrage on top of an outrage.

In first for energy industry, Freeport-McMoRan to settle Louisiana lawsuits aimed at restoring coast