Semi-automatic, automatic, to the “liberal left” it makes no difference. They don’t even want to know the difference. As with the “conservative right”, facts are something one carefully navigates around, presenting only the information that supports ones agenda, hidden or in plain sight. In the case of lead ammunition, I’m afraid it’s another example of the collusion between environmentalist and animal rights activists and their efforts to outlaw hunting.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s October 21 headline read: Lethal lead threatening rare condors”; thirteen paragraphs on Condors and lead poisonings without once mentioning that lead has been outlawed in Condor conservation areas since 2008.
McKinlyvillan1 wonders, “aren't people able to trade in lead ammo for non-lead ammo now”, but has he ever bought a box of shotgun shells in his life? Stanley worries about humans ingesting lead, but seems to have missed the point altogether, or maybe he is making regular meals of raptors.
Sure enough, fragments of led bullets and pellets do kill birds of prey, as they do not pass but stay in their digestive system. However, I suspect the magnitude of this problem, compared to other mortality factors has been greatly exaggerated and are likely dwarfed by fatalities from power lines and wind turbines.
Humm, yes. The dispensary market and an over production has dropped the whole sale price by as much as 1/3. Unfortunately, marijuana cultivation is an issue people like to spout of about without any real knowledge. To all snarkologists out there I say, we're about to find out what this county will look like without Big Green.
Returning back from taking my son to school I noticed with horror that I'd murdered five perfectly innocent creatures. No amount of windshield fluid could remove the guilt I feel. I shutter to think about all the small animals unwittingly crushed under the tires. Does my children's education really outweigh the life's of these beautiful beings? Is the life of a Barred Owl less worth than a Spotted?
Clearly we humans need to completely change our way of living in a manner that gives precedence to nature. After all, everything we do leads to some form of unintentional animal slaughter. Even a Vegan needs to be aware of all the animals killed in the process of growing and transporting their food. Limit population growth? Absolutely! With the exception of poor people from Mexico and other countries, who we need to let in out of compassion, we must take every effort to reduce our population. No one should be allowed to have more than one child. The solution, I believe, is that we go back to an agrarian society. Living simply as vegans and cultivating small gardens with emphasis on avoiding significant impact to individual animals and plants is the only solution.
Save Richardson Grove!!!
Found this story particularly chilling as I lost a good friend to these people of the Calvary Chapel in Arcata. Under the “spiritual guidance” of Dino Cardelli my friend turned into a homophobic fundamentalist. Coerced into writing CC a monthly check for 10% of his meager earnings, this man could not even afford health insurance. The Lord tells us to be aware of false prophets, wolves in sheep clothing. This incident seems to me a metaphor for our country’s spiritual health. The Pharisees have taken over, God help us all.
In disputing someone’s argument, it is customary for reasonable people to counter with a retort that shows the error in your opponents thinking. Members of wing nut activist groups however, having already made up their minds, will simply shout down ANYONE that disagrees. This “Mob Rule” is costing us dearly. Nobody needs to be reminded how the actions of a few loud mouthed activists have succeeded in denying women their reproductive rights in large parts of the country, or how nearly half of the people in this so called developed country don’t believe in Evolution; goodbye science, hello speculation and spiritual beliefs. In this case, we are dealing with a small group of radicals, enabled by environmental lawyers who collect millions of dollars, win or lose! If you retain the ability of critical thinking, here are some facts to consider:
Comments provided by Park officials express concern for marbled murrelets, but they have no idea as to the status of this federally endangered species inside the park, I wonder why? Highway 101 has snaked through RGSP over sixty years, way before this species became endangered, and as such, the associated disturbance is allowed under the ESA. However, I find it INEXPLICABLE that State Park biologists have allowed campers to continue to degrade RGSP habitat. Surely, RGSP could have taken some of the money they collect from visitors to survey for murrelets, rather than trying to extort it from Cal-Trans.
How disingenuous to present this issue as environmentally significant, when all along it's really about a small group of radicals trying to impose their will on the rest of us.
Don't like Big Box stores, don't shop there! Personally, I've had enough of loud mouthed ignorant freaks telling lies. Tea Party tactics may work for right wing nuts, but I expect more from the "Environmental" community. Only eight pairs of spotted owls left on Green Diamond lands? Tell me Felice Pace, "environmental activist and Klamath Forest Alliance director", why should we ever believe anything written under your name again. Answer me this Gary Hughes: Why has it been OK for the environmental community to take advantage of every conceivable legal loophole to accomplish your agenda, but CalTran's can't. Last time I checked the law applied equally to everyone, you should try reading it sometime. Hey there "Jeff Muskrat", care to tell us how much money have you and your buddies collected up to date. Hope it's enough to pay for a frivolous lawsuit that is sure to go nowhere. Oh, but I forget, we taxpayers have to pay even if you loose.
Here's a question for the "Enviros": If you are so concerned about the marbled murrelet, why are you allowing Grove campers to kill them?
In Print This Week:
Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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