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@6: This. There's a reason that a lot of PDs call them "less lethal" instead of "non lethal". It's important for officers to know that those can still mess people up pretty bad (even Tasers cause occasional deaths) even if they're not as lethal as a bullet.
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@98: You don't get to lie, make wild accusations, and then go "oops, my bad, it was a mistake" when someone calls you on it. You're dealing with the adults now. If you can't stick to the facts, go back to the kids' table.
Like I said before: basic factual accuracy.
@99: It's not a question of "if" loss-reduction technology is available; the PBS article you linked in #77 confirms that it is, and that it is even economical. Sure, it represents an initial outlay, but it does pay for itself through massive reductions in upstream losses. All it will take is regulation mandating its use to push the industry past the usual inertia.
Your claims of "utterly destroyed environment" are completely fabricated. I'm saying we should exploit natural gas to reduce the amount of coal used; do you have any idea what coal mining does to an ecosystem? Natural gas extraction is about as benign as fossil fuels get, as far as ecological impact goes.
@100: You can't have it both ways. You're complaining that the Permian and Haynesville fields are atypical, but you're demanding that I treat the Eagle Ford and Bakken fields as representative of the entire USA despite how far they diverge from usual industry practices.
@101: The petroleum industry as a whole is hurting because of worldwide overproduction. You don't get to hang that one on fracking.