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#16 M_Lyons10

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 15:16

My first thought is that someone payed them a lot of money to hide something they didn't want to become public knowledge.

Fracking is a very scary thing...  To make matters worse, areas that are purchasing the gas collected through fracking are finding that it has high levels of Radon, a cancer causing gas, which they are now pumping into their homes...




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Posted 08 August 2013 - 15:19

Plus, just the interest from that much would make a very nice nest egg.

 

I presume they have to use the money to buy a new house.



#18 vetneufuse

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 15:53

What would you invest in to earn interest ?

even at the interbank rates of 0.02% you'd make $1,500 a year in interest :rofl:  gawd I remember the days when you could make $50k+ a year in interest on that amount of money... those days... only 5yrs ago right before the bubble burst



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:48

even at the interbank rates of 0.02% you'd make $1,500 a year in interest 

I know I'm bad at math but my calculator says that $750,000 * 2% = $15,000.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:52

Yeah, that court order will probably go away after one or two appeals playing the "1st amendment" card... Im sorry, unless they have 24/7 audio survallience, there is no way to keep a couple kids from talking about it



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:58

Yeah, that court order will probably go away after one or two appeals playing the "1st amendment" card... Im sorry, unless they have 24/7 audio survallience, there is no way to keep a couple kids from talking about it

 

There is no court order nor is there a 1st amendment violation. This was a settlement agreed to by the company and the parents. The children aren't bound to anything and can talk about whatever they want to. Their parents just lose their settlement payment if they do, which is a condition they agreed to and signed.



#22 vetneufuse

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 20:13

I know I'm bad at math but my calculator says that $750,000 * 2% = $15,000.

that's 2% not 0.2% you're a few decimal places off :p

 

and I just noticed I wrote 0.02%, that should of been 0.2% above



#23 FlintyV

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 00:18

Fracking is a very scary thing...  To make matters worse, areas that are purchasing the gas collected through fracking are finding that it has high levels of Radon, a cancer causing gas, which they are now pumping into their homes...

 

Why would they be pumping Radon into houses?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:12

Fracking is a very scary thing...  To make matters worse, areas that are purchasing the gas collected through fracking are finding that it has high levels of Radon, a cancer causing gas, which they are now pumping into their homes...

 

Well, as long as they're not snorting it... :p



#25 Steven P.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:15

Saw a documentary a year or so ago about fracking in a part of the US where many people suffered from tap water catching on fire, they even showed examples of it happening. Wonder if this family is one of those residents? Seemed to be a huge issue in that area anyway.