Promised Land quotes Range Resources’ Matt Pitzarella

Edit (I just noticed that the first part of my first sentence disappeared. I am keeping my son’s dogs and all the dog wrangling has me distracted. The edited part is in bold.)

Promised Land used an adapted quote from Matt Pitzarella, Director of Corporate Comms and Public Affairs, Range Resources, that I taped at the industry PSYOPS conference.

I don’t want to give away too much from the movie but be listening for this:

From Promised Land: “You’re at the big kids’ table.”

From Pitzarella’s presentation at the industry PSYOPS conference:  “You have to have a seat at the grown up table.”  LISTEN

On my 2nd viewing of this movie, I see that they did cover the PSYOPS issue and they probably listened to at least one of the tapes.



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  1. shakylady says

    It is absolutely chilling to hear him talk about PSYOPS operations in local communities in this manner — no conscience, no concern about whether it’s right or wrong, just do it. Like slapping mosquitoes. How could anyone think it’s wrong?

  2. luc says

    Conservatives are claiming that Oil Boom in the Americas means weakening of OPEC’s power.

    They are dead wrong.

    In 2012, OPEC earned a record $1.05 trillion in oil revenues.

    Americans paid the highest average price ever for gasoline in 2012.

    The national average price of gasoline in 2012 was $3.63 a gallon.

  3. luc says

    In 2012, Newt Gingrich promised the prospect of gas as low as $2 a gallon if he’s elected.

    Michele Bachmann promised the same thing.

    That is absolutely impossible.

    A gallon of gasoline costs $2 when oil goes to $40 a barrel.

    But, outside the Middle East, new drillings make economic sense as long as oil prices remain above $70-$80 a barrel.

    Bernstein Research estimated that the marginal cost of supply – the cost of production for the most expensive new fields – rose to $92 a barrel on average in 2011.

    So oil will remain expensive for ever and gasoline prices are unlikely to fall under $3 a gallon