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"ENDANGERED" dirt. Enviro-whackos have found something new to stop building.
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Posted on 11/21/2003 5:05:29 PM PST by Rightone
Fox news announces that the environmentalist whackos have now identified that there are as many as 500 types of dirt that might be endangered. (hello????) The dirt or soil is supposedly different than some other types of dirt and we should not build and destroy this dirt. Great way to stop building and progress.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dirt; environment; envirowhackos; greens; lefties; propertyrights; soil; stupid; whackos; whatnext
Leftists try to find another way to impact where we can build. You better hope they don't find endangered soil around your home/business or they will stop you from doing anything to your property.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:05:30 PM PST
There are only two things in the world that can be called "pure". Fire and dirt.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:07:52 PM PST
by Harmless Teddy Bear
(No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style)
The only dirt that I know of that is endangered is the DNC.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:08:04 PM PST
by Paul Atreides
(Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
Hmmm... next time a Democrat Memo is leaked that contains deiscussing "digging up dirt" on republicans, we should claim it is "endangered dirt" and demand they stop harming the environment by doing so...
posted on 11/21/2003 5:10:24 PM PST
by Chad Fairbanks
(All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
Just another good reason for manufacturing to locate in China.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:10:46 PM PST
Oh no, I can just hear it all now.
Wow. Now they can have the Endangered Dirt Act of 2003 and a Kyoto Treaty for dirt where countries can trade for dirt credits if they are killing too much dirt.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:13:16 PM PST
(They will all die......most of them.)
Who designated that this dirt is endangered and why does the government give them a penny to indulge in this nonsense?
posted on 11/21/2003 5:14:54 PM PST
Oh geez. They are running out of things to lie about. I know this is a good thing coz the brainwash masses will realize what kind of wackos these envirosocialisnazis are, but when I read the things they say I go into violent dry heaves and immediately loose 80 brain cells.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:18:42 PM PST
I am going to start selling vials of endangered "pet dirt" to wackos and make a fortune.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:27:28 PM PST
("death was our business....and business was good" -MACVSOG)
Or better yet: "On this dirt puked Ted Kennedy." Only $19.95. Guaranteed to still be 80 proof when reconstituted.
Makes an excellent gift. Get 10 or 12 for your friends.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:29:30 PM PST
("death was our business....and business was good" -MACVSOG)
This is a problem that has been neglected for far too long! Every day, as construction begins on new houses and buildings of all kinds, more and more innocent dirt is forced out of its natural habitat. Where will it go? How will it survive? Are we going to just stand by and watch dirt become extinct? Just yesterday, as I was driving home, some dirt blew across the road, and I barely managed to avoid hitting it! We must take immediate action so that dirt will still be there for our children, and our children's children. Do we want future generations to live in a world where dirt is something that is only found in a museum? We must act now before it's too late!
Dear Lord Jesus, please come back.. amen.
To: Libertarianize the GOP
I used to live in San Antonio and we could not water our lawns or wash our cars because of a salamander in a creek that was supposedly endangered in another town about 15 miles distant. They used that d*mn salamander to stop construction, building and quality of life in all of San Antonio depending on how deep the creek was. The power of the enviro-whacko laws is amazing.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:43:07 PM PST
Sounds like the BS I heard one time about a dirt bike displacing 2000 pounds of dirt per mile, or some crap like that.............
At that rate, our favorite trails would have been totally "displaced" in 1996!
(I never stopped to check if this dirt was "endangered" or not...........me bad!)
posted on 11/21/2003 5:43:21 PM PST
(Solution for Terrorism: Nuke 'em 'till they glow, then shoot 'em in the dark!)
I work for a law firm, we once billed mucho $$$ over who would move a pile of dirt resulting from some excavation. (I feel I cannot say any more details). I also was forced to move from where I live due to contaminated soil (yet the trees grew, the opposums thrived), and the houses were torn down so the dirty dirt could be removed, and clean dirt substituted. But I have never heard of endangered dirt.
This proves that civilization as we have come to know it is a failure. These people are too comfortable, they have too much. They should be sent to the fields to till the soil, and not enshrine it. They should learn hunger and want, and that'll get them over themselves.
posted on 11/21/2003 5:44:48 PM PST
(Ack! and Double Ack!!)
Is there any doubt that these people are insane?
posted on 11/21/2003 5:47:28 PM PST
"Is there any doubt that these people are insane?"
Insanity is supposedly curable!
posted on 11/21/2003 5:55:15 PM PST
Next thing childern will refuse to take a bath because it might harm their "endangered dirt".
posted on 11/21/2003 5:59:58 PM PST
Insanity is supposedly curable!
Only if you want cured.
Dirt basically covers the whole globe right?
What's next? Endangered rocks?
posted on 11/21/2003 6:07:32 PM PST
They should learn hunger and want, and that'll get them over themselves.
Either that or just nuke em' :^)
posted on 11/21/2003 6:10:54 PM PST
in light of recent proof that plants feel pain, perhaps they are protecting the future food source of their brethren the vegans.
posted on 11/21/2003 6:18:58 PM PST
posted on 11/21/2003 6:21:20 PM PST
(Ashland, Missouri - Praying for Rush's and Marilyn's recovery)
"What's next? Endangered rocks?"
Only useles pet rocks!
posted on 11/21/2003 6:31:30 PM PST
"Ronald Amundson, professor of ecosystem sciences at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources"
Maybe oit's time to Freep Congress and have this "professor" de funded!
What a dangerous waste of tax dollars.
posted on 11/21/2003 6:34:12 PM PST
.....The researchers found 508 endangered soil series in the United States. Six states have more than half of their rare soil series in an endangered state, with Indiana leading the group at 82 percent, followed closely by Iowa at 81 percent. Most of the soil danger hotspots reside in the country's agricultural heartland......The researchers also found that 31 soils are effectively extinct because they have been nearly completely converted to agricultural or land use......
The Researchers = Ronald Amundson, professor of ecosystem sciences at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources
posted on 11/21/2003 6:43:21 PM PST
As usual they want to save it for future generations; if we can't touch it now what in the name of Sam Hill are the future generations going to do with it?
To: Rightone; mhking; AAABEST; Ace2U; Alamo-Girl; Alas; amom; AndreaZingg; Anonymous2; ...
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posted on 11/21/2003 6:50:40 PM PST
( Isaiah 55:10,11)
Endangered dirt? Then it is only a matter of time before we 'protect' this endagered dirts grandparents, endangered rocks, boulders and stones.
Wow, this is SERIES.
If an endangered animal takes a crap in the forest, is that crap endangered too?
posted on 11/21/2003 6:55:00 PM PST
by Andy from Beaverton
(I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
To: Old Professer
The PCers have had a go at our AIR, WATER, and now DIRT. What's left?
"I am going to start selling vials of endangered "pet dirt" to wackos and make a fortune."
my cats have probably killed more endangered dirt (genuine LA river silt) than I could ever afford to pay for.
Where do I surrender?
posted on 11/21/2003 7:31:06 PM PST
(I guess there are worse cellmates than Milosevic...there's Jackson)
could I please be released after one hour and one photo?
posted on 11/21/2003 7:33:17 PM PST
(My limo is waiting)
One thing I learned growing up in Indiana was that dirt and soil are two totally and completely different things. Obviously these knuckleheads haven't a clue.
posted on 11/21/2003 7:41:12 PM PST
Is there any doubt that these people are insane?
No doubt whatsoever in my mind, yet they still make the news and the PC crowd agrees with them -- even in this craziness! And, if they get this agreed to, think of the power they will have.
posted on 11/21/2003 7:57:13 PM PST
...SSSSHHHH...Don't tell anyone....We'll call it "ENDANGERED PET DIRT" and make a fortune.....SSSSSHHHHHH!!!!!!
posted on 11/21/2003 8:24:05 PM PST
Oh, please, someone just shoot me.
posted on 11/21/2003 9:09:26 PM PST
(Your rights stop where my nose starts!)
Most of the soil danger hotspots reside in the country's agricultural heartland
Actually, this is quite a scary development. They're going after America's Breadbasket. It's no secret that many Marxists hide behind the environmentalist facade, and one well known weapon in the Marxists' arsenal is the "planned famine".
It's not so easy for me to just roll my eyes and blow this sort of thing off these days. Not after what happened at Klamath Falls. And, not after firemen were allowed to burn to death while fighting a forest fire, because they couldn't siphon water from a lake because it was inhabited by some d@mned endangered fish.
Things we once laughed at and said could never happen fifteen years ago are now standard operating procedure. I live in rural Northern Virginia and we've got some greenie-weenies in our county government. They refuse to pave the roads, because they can't seem to find anything "environmentally sound" to get the job done. They're downzoning everyone's property. They make developers drop to their knees and beg just to build one lousy home, and lately we've had a series of arsons committed by environmentalists, who've been burning developments to the ground during the mid-construction phase. Enough is enough.
When are we going to take the asylum back from the lunatics?
Its a new justification for "smart growth." The Dalton McGuinty Government in Ontario, Canada wants to end urban sprawl. Considering most of the Province is unpopulated, its a hoot. But yeah, the socialists and greens dislike people living spread out both cause its harder to control them and it offends their sense of aesthetics. Big Brother knows best.
posted on 11/21/2003 9:35:29 PM PST
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
Already have endangered rocks. Try picking up something in a national park, or where there is petrified wood, or fossils. That can be construed to make some sense. But endangered dirt gives new meaning of the enviro-whackos mental outlook.
posted on 11/22/2003 3:11:59 AM PST
San Mateo County Times
Some types of dirt are endangered -- and even extinct
UC Berkeley scientist urges 'saving soils on the basis of rareness or endangeredness'
Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL
Soil doesn't have an elevated place in the English lexicon. Things are as common as dirt, as plentiful as dirt and as cheap as dirt.
However, if a scientist at the University of California-Berkeley has his way, we may soon start to hear about soil that is as rare, endangered and beloved as dirt.
Ronald Amundson and his co-workers analyzed the distribution of soil in the United States and came up with some astounding statistics about the perilous status of the seemingly ubiquitous earths of North America.
In a recent paper, the scientists argued that of the 13,129 soil series in the United States -- a series is roughly the dirt equivalent of a species in the plant and animal realm -- 4,540 are rare or "rare-unique." On top of this, 508 are endangered, that is, threatened with elimination by agricultural or building practices. And 31 species are "effectively" extinct, meaning that they are 90 to 100 percent obliterated.
The researchers recommend that at least some of the endangered North American dirt be preserved with the same zealousness devoted to saving the African rhino or the Siberian tiger. "Maybe some groups of soil are worthy of consideration of what we want to leave to the future," Amundson says.
So, when is a soil worth saving and how do you go about saving it?
"I wouldn't advocate saving soils on the basis of rareness or endangeredness alone," Amundson says. "Preserving undisturbed soils is coincident with saving unique ecosystems."
The California scientist proposes linking the development of what you might call soil refuges to the unique ecosystems that they spawn. As an example, he points to the virtue of saving nutrient-poor soils near Ione, because they provide a habitat for plants not found anywhere else in the United States.
I found some endangered dirt on my property 5 years ago. It was very sad dirt, the only one of its kind left. So to put it out of its misery, I shot with my shotgun. Now it just lies there, looking like dead dirt. I think it's happy now in dirt heaven.
posted on 11/22/2003 6:29:05 AM PST
(You will be judged by 12 people who were too stupid to get out of jury duty)
This new kind of gubmint science employment program(enviro-wackos et al) is the direct consequence of affirmative action programs for those students who are as dumb as dirt, who wish to attend college and get degrees but who lack the 'necessaries'.
They should be serving fries, but they're living large on the taxpayer's dollar.
posted on 11/22/2003 8:37:19 AM PST
(Spirit of '76 bttt!)
"Preserving undisturbed soils is coincident with saving unique ecosystems."
Undisturbed? Just how did this guy figure the soil got there? Sheesh! Very few areas have soil directly derived from underlying bedrock without some sedimentation/erosion going on.
Oh. undisturbed by those nasty humans.....
LOL....first things first: [sarcasm: ON]
First they will have to revise all the Soil Maps and indicate the Sacred Soil area's (and depths).
If your property falls into one of the designated Endangered Soil Area's, you will not be allowed to do anything with that tract without having to run it through the Sacred Soil beauracray (permits/fees/sacred soil review board etc etc). Real Estate transactions my not only require an up to date survey, but also core borings and analysis (how to pass the cost of soil identification onto the the private sector).
Developers may be given a choice: No-Build Zone or the cost of removing sacred soil and relocating it to a protected area. (Endangered Soil Relocation Project)
Environmetal Impact Fees
Thousands of new jobs created in the local, state, federal government..higher property taxes---
Don't laugh---where have we seen this before?
posted on 11/22/2003 9:03:13 AM PST
for a small piece of the action, put the "dirt" in small plastic, made from recycled diapers, globes and market it as "save a little bit of the earth"... a tablespoon of the endangered earth should go for about 9.95... with 50% going to save the rain forest... just a thought..
have your people talk to my people and they'll do lunch
on a serious note, the dept. of the environment is trying to tell me that a rain run off ditch is a nontidal wetland which soil takes tens of thousands of years to create...
and i thought my property was mine... silly me
posted on 11/22/2003 9:09:29 AM PST
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