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Obama admin green lights logging(DUmmies are outraged)
MNN ^ | 7/16/09 | Shea Gunther

Posted on 07/16/2009 4:31:57 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave his personal approval for a 381-acre clear-cut in America's largest stand of temperate rain forest. Not cool, President Obama. Not cool at all.

The Obama administration has approved the sale of timber from the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. The 17-million acre forest is the largest stand of continuous temperate rain forest in the U.S. and contains a lot of old-growth trees. It's basically a snapshot of what the world looked like before we rolled heavy onto the scene.

The U.S. Forest Service gave the green light for the sale after approval from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack who stated in May that he would be the final gatekeeper on all decisions to sell timber from roadless ares of the national forests.

This first sale will come after seven miles of roads are built for the 381-acre clear-cut. This makes Hulk mad. Vilsack said that the main reason he approved the sale was to provide jobs to the area. Here's a radical idea -- those loggers should get new jobs not involving cutting down old-growth trees.

Jobs should not trump mountains, nor should they trump the last great stand of old-growth temperate rain forest left in this great nation of ours. Instead of spending the millions of dollars the federal government intends to pour into road construction to clear cut the area, how about giving the loggers job buyouts so they can find a new career with some scratch in their pockets?

You can donate money to the NRDC to help the fight to keep Tongass safe if you want to get active with your pocketbook.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: bho44; logging; nationalforests; obama; timber; tongass; usda; vilsack; vilsak
Story from Mother Nature News, I guess Obama is going to find out that its not nice to fool with Mother Nature...

Reaction at DU http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3971999

LOL the Liberals are Nuttier then squirrel poop.

1 posted on 07/16/2009 4:31:58 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey
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To: Typical_Whitey

Ready to trigger -10bama shortly.


2 posted on 07/16/2009 4:32:25 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: Typical_Whitey

President Alinsky’s gross HYPOCRISY continues. It will not be long before he has hosed every element of his radical left-wing cheering section, including the “greenies”.


3 posted on 07/16/2009 4:35:06 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Typical_Whitey

This is nothing more than a commie/zero slap at Sarah.


4 posted on 07/16/2009 4:36:49 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

A little more than half a square mile out of 17 million acres. Wow.


5 posted on 07/16/2009 4:39:07 PM PDT by beelzepug (It's not what you said, it's how you said it.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

This just in: You can regrow forests.


6 posted on 07/16/2009 4:40:30 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Typical_Whitey
381 out of 17,000,000?

That is 1/5 of 1%. and they complain???

Geesh

7 posted on 07/16/2009 4:42:41 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Typical_Whitey
Tom Vilsack gave his personal approval for a 381-acre clear-cut...

Alaska has 15 national parks, preserves, and monuments covering a total of 54 million acres. In fact, 65 percent of the state’s land is federally managed....

So, Alaska has 83,076,923 acres (54,000,000 / .65) and the clear cut is 381 acres. This is making the DUmmies nuts?

Figures! Heck, that is a huge portion of the state after all.

8 posted on 07/16/2009 4:46:56 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: brushcop
Nothing wrong with clear cutting and these big ole trees....Guess what...they're just big ole trees.

They not only can provide jobs NOW but the mandatory new plantings will provide the same in the future. Cool!!

Beats to hell that disastrous "clear by fire" scenario which kills not just the trees, animals and man...but puts a lot of cr** in the air!!

9 posted on 07/16/2009 4:47:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: beelzepug

Those clowns would squeal just as loudly if one needle were plucked off one tree.


10 posted on 07/16/2009 4:47:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Conservatives defintely need to develop a more wise strategy for dealing with these enviro whackos— who incidentally are the number one source of domestic terrorism according to the FBI.

Everytime consumption is banned here at home, it increases the depletion of the item outside the United STates.

This depletion is compounded by two factors:

1. Other nations do not go to the effort American does to protect its environment. America also works to restore things like trees after they are harvested. This means net environmental destruction increases with the ban.

2. The additional important and transportation adds costs and other environmental hazards to the end game of lumber or furniture in your house.

3. It destroys US jobs.

In essence, most environmentalism is jingoistic and is actually exponentially destorying the global environment faster.


11 posted on 07/16/2009 4:48:35 PM PDT by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: Typical_Whitey
“Logging”???

Obama was thinking LOG Cabin Republicans....according to Larry Sinclair!

12 posted on 07/16/2009 4:50:11 PM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Here in Michigan there are strips cut through the national forests that are 100 and more yards wide by 20 or 30 miles long.

Why aren’t the enviroweenies squealing about that?


13 posted on 07/16/2009 4:54:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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In other news:

Alaska’s largest wildfire continues to increase in size
http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071509/sta_464474223.shtml

“July 15: Firefighters now to focus on 156,469-acre Minto Flats South fire”


14 posted on 07/16/2009 4:56:00 PM PDT by Sparko
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To: cripplecreek

We have something similar in NY. I believe they are fire trails.


15 posted on 07/16/2009 4:57:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

They are but the weenies don’t want them either. Not to mention that someone is taking the wood and making lumber out of it.


16 posted on 07/16/2009 4:59:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

371 acres out of 17-million and they are bitching? These liberals don’t know numbers very well at all.


17 posted on 07/16/2009 4:59:40 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: cripplecreek
I was with an enviro nut at a meeting. She said she saw some maps (NY) of the forests 200 years ago and now and said we have just ruined the land...blah, blah, blah.

I them asked her what kind of house she had...and her mother's house and her daughter's house...All wood frame!!

Then I told her that NYS had 3 times as much forest land then when our nation began.

Sometimes, you just have to nail people.

18 posted on 07/16/2009 5:03:38 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Michael.SF.
381 out of 17,000,000? That is 1/5 of 1%. and they complain???

381/17,000,000=0.0000224.

More like 2/1000ths of 1%.

Also known as "nothing".

19 posted on 07/16/2009 5:38:35 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Typical_Whitey
Here's a radical idea -- those loggers should get new jobs not involving cutting down old-growth trees.

Here is a not so radical idea -- Shea Gunther should get a new job not involving writing garbage.

20 posted on 07/16/2009 5:50:09 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: EagleUSA

Yes the hypocrisy... How many carbon credits is Obama wasting by cutting all these trees down and how can this be good for supposed “Global Warming”.

Where is Al Gore screaming that Obama is killing the Polar Bears by Chopping down thousands of trees that were there to suck out the CO2 that man so carelessly spewed into the atmosphere...

Maybe I am missing something is there some magic in the carbon credits?


21 posted on 07/16/2009 6:45:58 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama is mind tricking America.)
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To: Typical_Whitey; All
Hussein is having all those trees cut down so he can print more money!
22 posted on 07/16/2009 6:56:55 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Typical_Whitey

17,000,000 acres less 381 = 16,999,639 acres.

And they have a problem with this?


23 posted on 07/16/2009 7:02:59 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

They’re going to cut 381 acres in a 17 TRILLION acre forest. This is like ANWR: a postage stamp on a football field. Go nuts, DUmmies.


24 posted on 07/16/2009 7:06:45 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Typical_Whitey
My personal favorite from DUmmieland:

11. Call and email the White House 202-456-1111 Loggers need to be retrained, not cut down trees.

Nothing like a little "retraining" to make DUmmies happy.

25 posted on 07/16/2009 7:14:42 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw
They’re going to cut 381 acres in a 17 TRILLION acre forest

Uh....The entire surface of the earth is about 129 billion acres. Stay focused.

26 posted on 07/16/2009 7:22:03 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Sorry. After six months of the Obozo’s destructive anti-American so-called “economics,” I didn’t think there was any number other than trillion.


27 posted on 07/16/2009 7:25:57 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Typical_Whitey

So, he manages to pi** off both the right and the left at least once a day. Logging is good and necessary, it is another renewable resource and the f***tards of the left who want it totally banned are just idiots.


28 posted on 07/16/2009 7:38:22 PM PDT by calex59 (I, me, myself, am actually Jim Thompson)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Maybe I am missing something is there some magic in the carbon credits?
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Nothing magic about “carbon credits” other than the fact they are part of a huge scam that continues to be swallowed by the ignorant, gullible, typically liberal masses. It is such radical hypocrisy the way these scam artists like Gore behave, and the dupes just keep buying into it — literally. After all, that is their goal.


29 posted on 07/16/2009 8:35:20 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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