What needs to happen is the folks who have lost their homes or, worse yet, family members need to sue the environmental groups that sued to prevent logging or thinning even of dead trees in the area where the fire occurred. 66% of thinning and brush removal projects were held up by environmentalist lawsuits which were later thrown out, but substantial delays happened and dollars that could have been spent on removal of brush and trees was spent on lawyering.
If a few class action suits are successful against enviro-groups, they won't be able to get insurance and will cease to operate (like the doctors) in that state.
posted on 10/30/2003 3:50:46 AM PST
I may want to send this piece (minus the tv ad suggestion)to my liberal soon-to-be-former friends as a letter to the editor on Free Republic.com. Would that be a correct representation? I would include your name, but as to directing them to your web site, they wouldn't read past the Diane Frankenstein thing there.
The points you make above are similar to ones I made that had some influence on a liberal I know who has a degree in botany. I prefer your presentation because it is much more detailed and authoritative sounding.
posted on 10/30/2003 4:04:36 AM PST
(California fires are singing liberal eyebrows, but they finally have their 100,000 refugees.)
We have lived in Calif. three times. I remember walking in Sequoia national forest and being told by a forest ranger that you can't even pick up one dead pine cone to take with you. The forests are now a huge keg of kindling. A tossed match or cigarette is deadly to them. They need to clean out the dead wood and underbrush at least in enough areas to cut down on fire. They have burned down the forest to "save the underbrush and dead wood".
posted on 10/30/2003 4:04:55 AM PST
(Can you say President Hillary, Mistress of Darkness? Me Neither!)
posted on 10/30/2003 4:29:46 AM PST
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posted on 10/30/2003 8:11:59 AM PST
( Isaiah 55:10,11)
posted on 10/30/2003 9:25:54 AM PST
(The environment is too complex and too important to manage by politics.)
An update on the California firestorm statistics I heard on the local tv news; 10-30-03, 6:00 PM:
20 confirmed dead, 2600 homes burned, 728,000 acres burned, 100,000 people evacuated/displaced.
posted on 10/30/2003 11:47:12 PM PST
(AMERICA is the best! - Could hundreds of millions of immigrants be wrong?)
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