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Donald Trump, Fuck You, and Irish: Deborah Irish Cornaire 2Conversation Starter 6 hrs Here is George Clooney's response after Trump accused him of being a "Hollywood elite." "Here's the thing: I grew up in Kentucky. I sold insurance door-to-door. I sold ladies' shoes. I worked at an all-night liquor store. I would buy suits that were too big and too long and cut the bottom of the pants off to make ties so l'd have a tie to go on job interviews. I grew up understanding what it was like to not have health insurance for eight years. So this idea that I'm somehow the "Hollywood elite" and this guy who takes a shit in a gold toilet is somehow the man of the people is laughable. People in Hollywood, for the most part, are people from the Midwest who moved to Hollywood to have a career. So this idea of "coastal elites" living in a bubble is ridiculous. Who lives in a bigger bubble? He lives in a gold tower and has twelve people in his company. He doesn't run a corporation of hundreds of thousands of people he employs and takes care of. He ran a company of twelve people! When you direct a film you have seven different unions all wanting different things, you have to find consensus with all of them, and you have to get them moving in the same direction. He's never had to do any of that kind of stuff. I just look at it and I laugh when I see him say "Hollywood elite." Hollywood elite? I don't have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard! Fuck you!" - George Clooney actor, philanthropist, humanitarian & activist macgregorsiolalpin: Most so-called Hollywood Elites didn’t have their daddy’s giving them millions of dollars every year.
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Be Like, Fall, and New York: Ban Fracking <p><a href="http://rightsided.tumblr.com/post/104889464792" class="tumblr_blog">rightsided</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://runningrepublican.tumblr.com/post/104885180802/markruffalo-new-yorkers-governor-cuomo">runningrepublican</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://markruffalo.tumblr.com/post/104706048725/new-yorkers-governor-cuomo-signaled-in-october">markruffalo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>New Yorkers! <span>Governor Cuomo signaled in October that he will make a decision about whether to open New York to fracking before the end of the year. It’s time for him to make that decision now, by banning fracking. You can help by placing a call to the Governor. More info <em><a href="http://act.credoaction.com/call/call_cuomo_fracking_2014/?t=1&amp;akid=12312.894208.MceO36"><span>HERE</span></a></em>.<br/></span></p> </blockquote> <p>OP is <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">markruffalo</a>, a <a href="https://twitter.com/markruffalo/status/215886757365948416">wealthy actor who can afford a Tesla</a>. The main issue here is that while our friend Ruffalo here can afford a Tesla, most people can not. His <a href="http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/mark-ruffalo-net-worth/">net worth is roughly $20 Million dollars.</a> I understand that acting is his forte, but his economic knowledge is limited to that of the average person.  </p> <p>This issue is, Mark, that when you suggest banning fracking, you freeze the supply of oil. If you allow oil prices to fall, it probably won’t make a difference for people like you or I, Mark. However those who truly live paycheck to paycheck need to find savings in their budgets. Lower oil prices could be one of those savings. </p> <p>Now before someone responds with “but muh environment”, fracking has been proven safe. The only threat is a surface spill of chemicals, which occurs with any form of drilling and really, occurs in many industries, ultimately it is unavoidable. <a href="http://runningrepublican.tumblr.com/tagged/enviroment">When it does occur, we don’t need to write legislation but rather simply enforce existing property rights.</a></p> <blockquote> <p><em>(T)he idea stressed by fracking critics that deep-injected fluids will migrate into groundwater is mostly false. Basic geology prevents such contamination from starting below ground. A fracture caused by the drilling process would have to extend through the several thousand feet of rock that separate deep shale gas deposits from freshwater aquifers. According to geologist Gary Lash of the State University of New York at Fredonia, the intervening layers of rock have distinct mechanical properties that would prevent the fissures from expanding a mile or more toward the surface. It would be like stacking a dozen bricks on top of each other, he says, and expecting a crack in the bottom brick to extend all the way to the top one. What’s more, the fracking fluid itself, thickened with additives, is too dense to ascend upward through such a channel.</em></p> <p><em>-Seamus McGraw, Popular Mechanics </em></p> </blockquote> <p>It would be cool if <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">markruffalo</a> responded to this with an opinion or his thoughts.</p> </blockquote> <p><span>I mean, a forward-thinking, man of the people, Occupier of Wall Street guy like Ruffalo surely would not want to see such a </span><em>crony-capitalist, oligopolistic</em><span> </span><em>Cartel </em><span>like</span><span>OPEC maintain such a strong grip on world economics through their exploitive price gouging, because other nations deciding to stifle their own oil production as though oil production was </span><em>a woman wishing to drive in Saudi Arabia.</em><span> I say, “Surely not!”</span></p> <p>Being anti-oil is easy when <strike>S.H.I.E.L.D.</strike> <strike>movie studios</strike> other people pay for your limo/private airfare costs.</p> <p>But the proletariat really should abandon the bourgeois idea of wanting cheaper household heating costs, especially the elderly (read: elderly living on fixed income), in the Winter months. It’s not like we have a problem with those people dying of cold-related issues or anything <span>(</span><span></span><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr076.pdf">x</a><span>)</span><span>.</span></p> <p><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/188283ba3379047e33c42d4cc74607a0/tumblr_inline_nge9ctfxCc1r9df2n.png"/></p> <p>Plus, it’s not like people can save anywhere from a couple hundred to over a thousand dollars a year because of lower gas prices. But what’s a couple C notes to a guy like <strike>the Hulk</strike> <strike>Bruce Banner</strike> Mark Ruffalo?</p></blockquote>

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