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Obama White House to 60,000,000 Anglers: We Don't Need You
Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/12/2009 | Jim Hoff

Posted on 10/12/2009 6:28:16 AM PDT by backhoe

Obama White House to 60,000,000 Anglers: We Don't Need You


Obama White House takes on 60,000,000 American anglers. (Hawaii Leisure)

A recently released White House document could result in the closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas.
Shimano reported:


Feds to 60 Million American Anglers: We don't need you

A recently published administration document outlines a structure that could result in closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas across America. The White House created an Interagency Oceans Policy Task Force in June and gave them only 90 days to develop a comprehensive federal policy for all U.S. coastal, ocean and Great Lakes waters. Under the guise of ‘protecting’ these areas, the current second phase of the Task Force direction is to develop zoning which may permanently close vast areas of fishing waters nationwide. This is to be completed by December 9, 2009.

Dave Pfeiffer, President of Shimano American Corporation explained, “In spite of extensive submissions from the recreational fishing community to the Task Force in person and in writing, they failed to include any mention of the over one million jobs or the 6o million anglers which may be affected by the new policies coast to coast. Input from the environmental groups who want to put us off the water was adopted into the report verbatim – the key points we submitted as an industry were ignored.”

Recreational fishing generates a $125 billion annual economy in the United States and supports jobs in every state according to government figures. Through the Sport Fish Restoration program, anglers have provided more than $5 billion through excise taxes on fishing tackle to fishery conservation and education for decades.

In addition to the economic aspects, anglers lead the nation in volunteer conservation efforts on behalf of improving fish habitat, water quality and related environmental areas. “There was no mention of the fishery conservation efforts which anglers have led for over 50 years in every state – an environmental success story that has no equal in the world”, said Phil Morlock, Director, Environmental Affairs for Shimano. “The Task Force did not make any distinction between the dramatic differences between harmful commercial fishing harvest methods and recreational fishing, even though we spelled it out for them in detail,” added Morlock.


Claiming to be the result of a public consultation process the report states, “Having considered a broad range of public comments, this report reflects the requests and concerns of all interested parties.”

The original White House memo and not surprisingly the Task Force report contains multiple references to developing a national policy where Great Lakes and coastal regions are managed, “consistent with international law, including customary international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” - a 300-page treaty the U.S. has never ratified.

“We question what implications there will be for state authority and jurisdiction in the Great Lakes and coastal regions if the U.S. adopts the U.N. Treaty,” said Pfeiffer.

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You can't undo a UN treaty, if the administration signs this, this will be worse than cap and trade and healthcare combined. Please everyone read the treaty, it will give the UN control over every single waterway in the United States including all rivers and ponds, even the ones in your own backyards. Thus, ending our sovereignty as we know it.

 
 


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1 posted on 10/12/2009 6:28:16 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

People that voted this POS into power need their asses kicked every hour on the hour for the rest of their lives !

Damn !


2 posted on 10/12/2009 6:32:37 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: backhoe

There is a tipping point, or pivot point, where when crossed America will have had enough. Made this will be it, and Americans wake up and push back.


3 posted on 10/12/2009 6:32:51 AM PDT by devane617
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To: backhoe

LOL....this ought to go over well with the unemployed Michigan folks who are fishing so they can eat.


4 posted on 10/12/2009 6:34:09 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: backhoe

Sooner or later, Obama will do SOMETHING.
And then we’ll see what happens.


5 posted on 10/12/2009 6:35:29 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: Squantos

Those people don’t fish. They just help themselves to the public trough.


6 posted on 10/12/2009 6:40:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

More rope, please.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do it before 2010.


7 posted on 10/12/2009 6:41:41 AM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: backhoe

they will get my fishing pole when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...........


8 posted on 10/12/2009 6:46:13 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am racist, hear me roar....I don't give a crap anymore....)
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To: backhoe

bookmark


9 posted on 10/12/2009 6:46:33 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Squantos
People that voted this POS into power need their asses kicked every hour on the hour for the rest of their lives ! Damn !

Every day brings a fresh outrage- ot kind of reminds me of Clinton, except Zer0 is more malicious.

I ran a search to see what sort of awareness was present, and besides GP. about all I found was

-this--

And naturally, the first comment was a smart-ass.

I take this seriously- these regulatory bodies ( not to mention treaties ) are pretty much beyond citizens reach.

10 posted on 10/12/2009 6:48:04 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: devane617
Dems are doing everything they can to push people to the point where "they've had enough". At that point - all the lies dems have told about us can be propped up with a few "facts".

It'll be a crisis dems won't waste - they'll create strong laws against us - and for the first time, they'll believe in harsh punishments...

11 posted on 10/12/2009 6:48:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Nominated:Chamberlain, Hitler, Stalin. Winners: Arafat,Carter, Gore, Obama.(Nobel Prizes of Shame))
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To: backhoe

I KNOW that blood will flow if they ever try this with weapons !


12 posted on 10/12/2009 6:49:41 AM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: backhoe

Oh yeah, this will be another hit to the Michigan economy.


13 posted on 10/12/2009 6:53:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: backhoe

This cant be true.

Where I live the economy has been so bad (decades) that fishing and hunting is not a sport it is whats for dinner and stocked in our freezers.


14 posted on 10/12/2009 6:53:50 AM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: GOPJ
It'll be a crisis dems won't waste - they'll create strong laws against us - and for the first time, they'll believe in harsh punishments...

By that point, their laws will be meaningless.

Just saw a movie the other day called "Uprising". It's about the Jewish uprising against the Nazis in Warsaw during World War II. Given the opinion that the left has about conservatives, I would think that such a scenario is possible in the US some time in the future. I wouldn't have thought so a few years ago, but things have changed.

Anyway, be prepared, people. Not just physically, but mentally.

15 posted on 10/12/2009 6:54:10 AM PDT by meyer ("I went to Europe to buy the Olympics for Chicago and all I got was this silly Nobel")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Not to mention the fact that our sport fishing industry is huge.


16 posted on 10/12/2009 6:54:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek
"Not to mention the fact that our sport fishing industry is huge."

That's probably the biggest employer in your state these days, huh?...apart from government, I mean.

17 posted on 10/12/2009 6:56:19 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: backhoe

Is it 2012 yet.


18 posted on 10/12/2009 6:57:21 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Rappini
Is it 2012 yet?

3 1/2 more years of this- can we endure?

19 posted on 10/12/2009 6:58:32 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: Global2010

...it is whats for dinner and stocked in our freezers.

And soon not to be the case. This administration wants to control your food. No more vegetable gardens. This administration is entirely against any degree of self suffiency, you get everything from the State and must worship the State.


20 posted on 10/12/2009 6:58:51 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: backhoe

I have to note that the “Obama advocated” quotes are from Barack Senior. That doesn’t mean our BHO isn’t unsympathetic to them, but they aren’t his own stated positions. I’m particularly referring to the 100% tax and the total communal ownership paragraphs.


21 posted on 10/12/2009 7:00:41 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
I just finished "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross. Great book. Great, great book.

Obama will push and push and push. He wants the confrontation.

22 posted on 10/12/2009 7:00:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I don’t know what the stats are on sport fishing in Michigan but I guarantee its in the top 5 moneymakers for the state.


23 posted on 10/12/2009 7:01:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: backhoe
Obama advocates government owned and operated “model farms” as a means of teaching modern farming techniques to farmers.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ayn Rand couldn't make this up.

24 posted on 10/12/2009 7:03:28 AM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: backhoe

I have some liberal friends who readily acknowledge that the people who do the most for legitimately protecting and preserving wildlife hsbitats are the hunters and fishers. And largely on their own dime and their own time. This in an area where there is a deer overpopulation problem. This will go over really big with them.


25 posted on 10/12/2009 7:03:32 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: backhoe

I love the little fishies.

This is how they look.

26 posted on 10/12/2009 7:05:10 AM PDT by They'reGone2000 (I regret having to report THEY'RE BACK.)
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To: backhoe
Can't speak to the anglers but the economy has literally destroyed the yacht companies here in South Jersey. To my knowledge only one of the companies is still building yachts in my region of the state. ...and that one has a very large inventory of yachts they can not sell.

Last year my brother ran a line at one of the companies with a crew of 40 men. None of them are presently working there now. They are hoping for an uptake in about six months.

27 posted on 10/12/2009 7:05:11 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: cripplecreek

I have some relatives in MI and know it’s a huge employer...I would think that once you add in all the preipherals i.e. fishing lodges, boat dealers/rentals, charters, etc. you’re talking big $$. A lot like here in southern LA...except more ice and less ‘gators :-)


28 posted on 10/12/2009 7:05:46 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I read that book about ten years ago.
Time to read it again for some....tips.


29 posted on 10/12/2009 7:11:17 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: backhoe; rodguy911

FYI


30 posted on 10/12/2009 7:16:50 AM PDT by mojo114
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To: Joe 6-pack

Just the directly sportfishing related revenue alone is some 4 billion dollars in Michigan from what I can tell. That’s just the tax revenue that go into state coffers.


31 posted on 10/12/2009 7:17:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek
Clearly it needs to be banned.

< /sarc>

32 posted on 10/12/2009 7:20:18 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: backhoe

My brother inlaw and his sons(my newphews) are all avid fishermen. They are also big time Donks and Obama supporters. It loooks tome like they are getting what they deserve.


33 posted on 10/12/2009 7:20:48 AM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Time to go back and have a look at the UN’s Agenda 21 “conspiracy theory”.


34 posted on 10/12/2009 7:22:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: They'reGone2000

The last pic on your homepage sums up Obama in on pic perfectly.

Goofy Marxist.


35 posted on 10/12/2009 7:26:02 AM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: RandallFlagg; ClearCase_guy; Joe 6-pack

The biggest “tip” in there was getting the ATF membership database. A pretty darn tough thing to do, I’m guessing...


36 posted on 10/12/2009 7:26:40 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: GOPJ

Reminds me of the 1800s in England where millions of subjects were thrown off their land and the lands were possesed by the local royalty. No one could hunt or fish the lands and the locals subjects starved and became a source of cheap labor.


37 posted on 10/12/2009 7:28:57 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: backhoe

IMO- this administration is purposely trying to pi$$ of the American populace.


38 posted on 10/12/2009 7:41:40 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: mware

The same happened back in the mid-late 80’s when the administration levied a tax on all yachts over $100,000. The inductry suffered and Con-gress was forced to look for other ways to overtax those who owned those vessels.


39 posted on 10/12/2009 7:46:46 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: backhoe

Bump.


40 posted on 10/12/2009 7:47:35 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Chickensoup
Well, since Ken Burns just showed his "National Parks" documentary, I will say this --

It's nice that we preserved Yosemite and other pristine areas. I've heard folks say that such places of beauty should be preserved so that ALL Americans can enjoy them. Of course, the designation limits development, limits access and generally LIMITS the number of Americans who can reasonably go and experience these places of beauty. So the whole thing is somewhat misleading.

Now, I'm not necessarily opposed to National Parks. But these would fall into the category of "The Commons" and our government basically placed them off to the side and said "We need to limit how much you will use these places". A lot of folks think that's good. Maybe it is.

What the government is doing now is going to your favorite place to fish -- a place which you would assume falls into "The Commons" and is throwing you out. No fishing for you, you peasant! We need to preserve this area for ALL Americans -- so get out!

41 posted on 10/12/2009 7:49:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I have to note that the “Obama advocated” quotes are from Barack Senior. That doesn’t mean our BHO isn’t unsympathetic to them, but they aren’t his own stated positions. I’m particularly referring to the 100% tax and the total communal ownership paragraphs.

Thanks- information's appreciated.

42 posted on 10/12/2009 8:28:07 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: mware
Can't speak to the anglers but the economy has literally destroyed the yacht companies here in South Jersey. To my knowledge only one of the companies is still building yachts in my region of the state. ...and that one has a very large inventory of yachts they can not sell. Last year my brother ran a line at one of the companies with a crew of 40 men. None of them are presently working there now. They are hoping for an uptake in about six months.

We are on the coast, and one of the spookiest things I just saw?

The first line of boats for sale at a dealer I drive by every day has "bank repo" signs- on all of them.

43 posted on 10/12/2009 8:31:30 AM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: Chickensoup
Reminds me of the 1800s in England where millions of subjects were thrown off their land and the lands were possesed by the local royalty. No one could hunt or fish the lands and the locals subjects starved and became a source of cheap labor.

Totalitarians tend to come up with the same solutions.

44 posted on 10/12/2009 8:46:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Nominated:Chamberlain, Hitler, Stalin. Winners: Arafat,Carter, Gore, Obama.(Nobel Prizes of Shame))
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To: backhoe; Sarajevo
Our school usually does Food and Gift Drives for the Holidays.

Back in the 80's we were swamped with folks needed help in either food or gifts for the kids.

I suspect the same will be true this year.

These are folks who are not the regular customers. They often tell us that they will be able to get the food together to cover dinner, but could use a little help getting the kids something for Christmas.

Amazing thing is we did not need the government to tell us what to do. We do it because it is the right thing to do.

45 posted on 10/12/2009 9:06:08 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: They'reGone2000

Are you sure Soros didn’t just drop trou?


46 posted on 10/12/2009 9:10:37 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: don'tspeak4me

bump for later


47 posted on 10/12/2009 9:19:21 AM PDT by don'tspeak4me
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To: backhoe; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ..

The list, ping


48 posted on 10/12/2009 9:29:54 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GOPJ

Did the Utah folks get undone the executive order Clinton did just before he left office that placed a huge amount of the state into some sort of nationalized entity?


49 posted on 10/12/2009 11:51:13 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: All
More background from GP regular bg:

flashback:

LOST

[As the advisors talked among themselves debating whether the administration should sign the treaty as it stood or demand changes, the President sat by silently and listened. With the debate raging, suddenly the President's voice was heard to say, "Isn't that what it was all about?"

Debate stopped as everyone looked over to the President. "What, sir?" Reagan then repeated his statement. "Isn't that what it was all about -- the election? Doesn't it mean that we don’t have to sign these things?"

The group realized that President Reagan had just cut through all of the debate and stated the real issue. His administration had been elected to defend American sovereignty and independence, and that changes in a bad treaty didn't have to be negotiated. He could just refuse to sign and kill it right then and there. Ronald Reagan understood that he was the President of the United States and not a captive of someone else’s power grab.

And the Law of the Sea Treaty remained justifiably dead for the next 12 years until Bill Clinton pulled it out of the trash bin, dusted it off and signed it. Then, in the spirit of Reagan, a courageous Senator Jesse Helms, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, bottled it up until the Clintonistas were driven from power.]

flashforward:

LOST and Found

[LOST -- the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, also called the Law of the Sea Treaty -- regulates all things oceanic, from fishing rights, navigation lanes and environmental concerns to what lies beneath: the seabed's oil and mineral wealth that companies hope to explore and exploit in coming years.

But critics say the treaty, which declares the sea and its bounty the "universal heritage of mankind," would redistribute American profits and have a reach extending into rivers and streams all the way up the mighty Mississippi.

The U.N. began working on LOST in 1973, and 157 nations have signed on to the treaty since it was concluded in 1982. Yet it has been stuck in dry dock for nearly 30 years in the U.S. and never even been brought to a full vote before the Senate.

But swelling approval in the Senate and the combined support of the White House, State Department and U.S. Navy mean LOST may be ready to unfurl its sails again.

Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said during a January confirmation hearing that he intends to push for ratification. "We are now laying the groundwork for and expect to try to take up the Law of the Sea Treaty. So that will be one of the priorities of the committee, and the key here is just timing -- how we proceed."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying the treaty is vital for American businesses and the Navy, told Kerry that his committee "will have a very receptive audience in our State Department and in our administration."

LOST apportions "Exclusive Economic Zones" that stretch 200 miles from a country's coast and establishes the International Seabed Authority to administer the communal territory farther out. The treaty's proponents say it clears up a murky legal area that has prevented companies from taking advantage of the deep seas' wealth.]

note the negative Dhimmi theme throughout
everything when they're in control..
*sigh*

==

50 posted on 10/12/2009 12:07:21 PM PDT by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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