Mike: That’s just a number man, you go ahead and pull it up and say Denton County. You just pull up the map, they offer to you free. Just pull it up and it’s like air field. Everything is not so much inside Denton is like 25 to the west which is thousands of it and then 35 to the east, hundreds. They’re trying to get closer. The thing is there’s not that much local money coming in through the gas wells so there’s a couple of people making money on that but there’re a lot of people not. A lot of people suffer from it they don’t get anything out of it. Interviewer: I heard that 20% of mineral right waters is in the Denton but 80% is out of Denton, Oklahoma, Houston or the other places. Mike: Yeah, the East Coast yeah. Interviewer: Do you have any specific issue to push you to become a volunteer of FFD or Fracking…? Mike: For fracking to answer you like I said I ran profits used in that platform for a number of years and most people know me. My degree of activism, activism in the sense there’re different levels of it. I will take you back to when, like my car, that was a level of activism, that’s way for people to…my idea was there if you’re stuck in traffic and you see me, you have something to think about. If it’s a bumper sticker on sometimes you won’t read it but if you see 400 hundred bumper stickers you’ll pay attention. If you see a list of names, you would want to know what’s there and then once you learn what those names are for, then that goes up here and everyone is thinking about it. So you take it to your own home, you take it further. When we have protests or different levels of protests, some people will write letters to their congressmen or write letters to the senator or write letters to those, some people would do that. Some people will march in the protests in different locations, some people will take on theater to protest. Some people are different because there are many different levels, some people will organize and get everybody to different areas and they give ideas of what they can do.
Interviewer: Some people use art. Mike: Yeah some do art, some people do movies. There are so many levels of what they will do but nobody will do them all. You have to find your niche if you’re in a protest, my niche was really not so much…I tried running to bring that forward and that’s just the way of doing it. My deal was my degree of activism would be I will walk. Years ago when the Iraq stuff was going on I would take to D.C. walked in protest. I went down to Columbia, there’s human rights left down in Columbia when I was down there. I would write stories, I’d do that. I don’t like writing letters, letters to editors or letters to congressmen or my representatives, I don’t see much use to write those things, somebody else could do that. That’s the key point. Everybody’s got a place and they grab it and take it. As long as we diversify we have a better chance to conquer. Interviewer: Yeah. You have been really active for any issue, problems like more than 10 or 15 years, 20 years? How long have you been?
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