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California wilderness proposals face dicey political environment
Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/27/11 | Michael Doyle

Posted on 01/27/2011 8:00:13 AM PST by SmithL

WASHINGTON – The next California wilderness fights will stretch from the desert to the Delta, in a dicey new political environment.

This week, the state's two Democratic senators set the stage by introducing wilderness-related bills. Their prospects are unclear, but their ambitions are undeniable.

"I've still got 1 million acres to go," Sen. Barbara Boxer said of her aspirations Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: botoxbabs; imfromthegovernment; landgrab
All your land are belong to us!
1 posted on 01/27/2011 8:00:16 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Let her have it. If those idiots were stupid enough to send her back they deserve what they get. The only folks that visit wilderness on the border are the illegals, anyhow.


2 posted on 01/27/2011 8:04:42 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: SmithL

This kind of stuff is a perfect reason for the state legislature to meet only every six months. They have nothing to do but collect their pay checks make up this type of stuff. With the debt the state has, they don’t need any more bills, they all cost money and no way to pay for it.

Besides, bills like this are used to force people to live in the city where they can be controlled and taxed.


3 posted on 01/27/2011 8:06:49 AM PST by RC2
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To: SmithL

Big Government over-reaching, again.


4 posted on 01/27/2011 8:08:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: RC2

This is Congress, not the state legislature.


5 posted on 01/27/2011 8:13:38 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Portcall24

They’re not talking about wilderness on the border, hundreds of miles from it.


6 posted on 01/27/2011 8:13:43 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: RC2

I agree with the idea of a part-time legislature, but this bill is by Califorina’s two US Senators, Boxer and Feinstein.


7 posted on 01/27/2011 8:15:05 AM PST by SmithL
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To: Portcall24

“The only folks that visit wilderness on the border are the illegals, anyhow.”
You forgot the pot growers who have taken over large areas of California’s national parks.


8 posted on 01/27/2011 8:19:00 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: SmithL

This land grab stuff, at both the state and federal levels, has got to stop. It’s time for a new Homestead Act.


9 posted on 01/27/2011 8:22:39 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: SmithL; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; marsh2
There is no end to the greed of the leftest. If Lady Boxer can't get it Oh’bama will decree it...
10 posted on 01/27/2011 8:25:40 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: tubebender

We’ve got a 1.5 trillion deficit yet we can’t sell off some of the millions of acres and other property the gov’t owns????


11 posted on 01/27/2011 8:38:19 AM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah.)
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To: Waco

The California’s who fled to Texas can pay it...


12 posted on 01/27/2011 8:41:24 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Sorry, I can tell by your address the probable area they’re talking. While working at Ft Irwin last year for 10 weeks I read a book about old mines in Panamint Valley. I’m sure they want to keep any people out of the desert as much as possible because they can’t watch them.


13 posted on 01/27/2011 8:51:51 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: SmithL

Another great gold heist? Read about Feinstein in the 1994 Desert Wilderness Protection Act. They gave away Fort Knox.

http://www.geoffmetcalf.com/bixman_20010615.html

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST
by Karen Lee Bixman


14 posted on 01/27/2011 9:03:20 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: Portcall24

True. The BLM has been blocking access to many old mines in the Mojave Desert and in the Panamint Range. They would love to have the whole area declared “Wilderness” to keep people out.


15 posted on 01/27/2011 10:06:48 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: SmithL

A few years back, Boxer proposed to expand wilderness areas in my county right up to people’s backyards. She wants to eliminate the regular forest service buffer that exists between settled communities and the existing wilderness. This is criminal because you can’t use machinery in a wilderness. Few could use the land for recreation. It would be off limits for use by our local ranches for grazing. People couldn’t get mining equipment to their mines. We couldn’t manage the forests and our timber economy would be further devastated. You couldn’t get a fire truck in there to fight fires, or equipment to thin the forest fuels to protect local communities.

As it is, we are already facing the specter of two large new national monuments in one part of the County. We are already 63% owned by the government, how are we supposed to maintain a tax base to run government functions?


16 posted on 01/27/2011 10:47:06 AM PST by marsh2
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To: SmithL

Feinstein’s bill would block major wind and solar energy projects planned in the proposed monument region.


17 posted on 01/27/2011 3:07:25 PM PST by cutty
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To: SmithL

Another great gold heist? Read about Feinstein’s involvement in the 1994 Desert Wilderness Protection Act. They gave away Fort Knox to friends of Di Fi as I recall.

Read more here:
http://www.geoffmetcalf.com/bixman_20010615.html

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST
by Karen Lee Bixman

So now is it Boxer’s turn?


18 posted on 01/27/2011 8:26:46 PM PST by IM2MAD
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To: SmithL

Another great gold heist? Interesting read about Feinstein’s involvement in the 1994 Desert Wilderness Protection Act. Will the current one proposed by Boxer be The Great Gold Heist 2.0?

Read more here:
http://www.geoffmetcalf.com/bixman_20010615.html

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST
by Karen Lee Bixman

So now is it Boxer’s turn?


19 posted on 01/27/2011 8:57:36 PM PST by IM2MAD
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To: IM2MAD

What ever became of Bixman. She sort of faded from view.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 4:51:31 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: SmithL

Anyone know what ever happened to Bixman. She dropped from the face of the earth.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 2:32:23 PM PST by joesbucks
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