Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Football has a two week break waiting for the 1st of Feb.

That means I have time for other interests and, Lo, came a headline to grab my interest.

earthquakes wake up part of KAKEland

Updated: 01/19/2015 – Scientists with the Kansas Geological Survey are now convinced most of the state’s quakes relate to fracking.

Oops.

Talk about climate change. This should get a discussion going. Personally speaking, if you rotter till a plot the ground settles, due in part to the evaporation of moisture from the aerated soil. Much as is happening in Fla., with the sink holes created by removing the ground water nature uses to support the lands.

No scientist, I.

I just don’t understand, if one theory of oil creation is pressure, then fracking breaks up the land, you suck up a substance, creating space which was helping support adjacent structures, thus weakening the overall edifice and, like the rotter tilled plot, it sinks until it can support itself again.

I won’t hold my breath until science gives us an answer, I’ll just duck my head and listen to the arguments.

At least they’ve been small quakes.

Although, the rock under my portion of Kansas is only 3,000 feet deep. It’s all those holes they’ve drilled through it getting to the oil that was there.

Can you say, Lace.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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