PA Lawmaker: The impact of fracking includes the spread of sexually transmitted disease “amongst the womenfolk.”

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    Aug 18, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    Anyone else fans of Serenity/Firefly? And seriously, does going into politics require an IQ in the double digits?

    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/08/pa_lawmaker_suggests_spread_of.html

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state lawmaker is explaining his remark that suggests the impact of Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry includes the spread of sexually transmitted disease "amongst the womenfolk."

    Democratic Rep. Michael Sturla of Lancaster County was expected to discuss the remark at a previously scheduled hearing Wednesday on gas drilling.

    His remark was made in comments e-mailed to a reporter in which he accused a Corbett administration official of downplaying the seriousness of community impacts created by drilling.
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    Aug 18, 2011 3:53 PM GMT

    "citing testimony by Troy Community Hospital from May that says among its experiences with the influx of drilling crews is an increase in sexually transmitted diseases."

    Nowhere in the article does it single out fracking, just drilling for gas.


    This has also been said in the past about the military: here, from free republic

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2451728/posts


    ....and about sailors arriving at ports etc.

    Take a look at some of the post and topics on this website. Ignorance of STDs is alarmingly widespread.
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    Aug 18, 2011 3:56 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    "citing testimony by Troy Community Hospital from May that says among its experiences with the influx of drilling crews is an increase in sexually transmitted diseases."

    Nowhere in the article does it single out fracking, just drilling for gas.


    This has also been said in the past about the military: here, from free republic

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2451728/posts


    ....and about sailors arriving at ports etc.

    Take a look at some of the post and topics on this website. Ignorance of STDs is alarmingly widespread.


    Fracking is drilling for natural gas and specifically why the natural gas drilling industry in PA is "booming". Hardly a good reason to stop drilling unless you really fear for the "womenfolk". Might as well ban travel while you're at it.
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    Aug 18, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    Considering how the thread title was written, it sounds like "fracking" is used as a watered-down word for "fucking."
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    Aug 18, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    riddler78 said And seriously, does going into politics require an IQ in the double digits?

    Nope.. just look at the IQ of the average voter!
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    Aug 18, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    riddler78 said And seriously, does going into politics require an IQ in the double digits?

    You're certainly proof that writing about it doesn't require one.


    Back at you you old coot ;)