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Senate Votes On Polar Bear Carcasses In First Roll Call Since September
washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 11/14/12 | ap

Posted on 11/14/2012 3:07:46 PM PST by ColdOne

In its first roll call since September, the Senate voted 92-5 on Tuesday to debate a bill to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen and allow 41 U.S. hunters to bring home polar bear carcasses trapped in Canada due to a ban on trophy imports.

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1 posted on 11/14/2012 3:07:50 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Doing the most important business of the country...these partriots are.... /sarc


2 posted on 11/14/2012 3:10:01 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: ColdOne

Focused like a laser on..........polar bear carcasses .


3 posted on 11/14/2012 3:11:03 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: ColdOne

Now we’re saved.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 3:12:08 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: ColdOne

Where has this kind of patriotic leadership been the last 4 years?


5 posted on 11/14/2012 3:12:49 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: ColdOne

I wonder if those polar bear pelts might sell for $16 Trillion. That would certainly help the economy.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 3:13:42 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: ColdOne

Well, there’s a real important piece of the Nation’s business future already on the docket. GMAFB!


7 posted on 11/14/2012 3:16:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: ColdOne
Hunter facing jail for polar bear he shot a decade ago

The guy was criminally charged for smuggling a polar bear mount from a legal hunt a decade before.
8 posted on 11/14/2012 3:18:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ColdOne; windcliff

NYT headline: Courageous senators deal with bear market legislation.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 3:18:55 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: USNBandit
First they came for the polar bear carcasses.

And I not being a polar bear carcass, I said nothing.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 3:21:58 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ColdOne

These polar bear hunts are an important source of income for natives, who still (partly) live off the land. The hunts are well managed, and don’t harm the population of bears. Trophy animals are well past their prime reproductive years — they’ve already passed on their genes. Harvesting them simply provides mating opportunities for some of the younger boars.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 3:25:25 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ColdOne

Wow! American democracy at its finest. Doesn’t it just make you proud to learn that the Congress votes on such important national issues as this when the country is fiscally going over the cliff. Where is that secession petition?


12 posted on 11/14/2012 3:26:24 PM PST by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

If I recall, the guy in post number 8 legally bought a permit from the Canadian natives.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 3:27:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ColdOne

Thank Heaven this ship of fools isn’t interested in doing anything more important for the future of America than discussing a few polar bear pelts! They’d be positively dangerous if they tried to do any real work.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 3:29:37 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: cripplecreek
Yes -- I was just trying to point out the absurdity of the import (into the U.S.A.) ban. Most of the world's polar bears reside in Canada, and the population is not threatened. Of course, that doesn't fit the official narrative (global warming is gonna kill all the polar bears).
15 posted on 11/14/2012 3:41:42 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
"Harvesting them simply provides mating opportunities for some of the younger boars."

Yes!!!

I knew there was an upside to the whole 'death panel' thing.

16 posted on 11/14/2012 3:43:17 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It seems like a minor issue but I’m actually happy to see a little deregulation for once.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 3:53:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: billorites

Have you got your eyes on Petraeus’ harem? Seems like you’ll need some stars on your shoulders to get anywhere with them.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 3:55:13 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Some of the harvests are up to 10% (5% legal and 5% poaching) See the polar bear study group for details. You are right that global warming is no threat at all. In many cases Arctic warming simply extends the season that the bears can get out, hunt and recreate. Only the southern and western Hudson Bay populations are struggling in those marginal environments.

The tags are given to the natives who can sell them for up to 50k. A managed hunt is worthwhile for all involved, except maybe the bear for a second or two.

19 posted on 11/14/2012 4:10:01 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: ColdOne

It’s all about priorities, yaknow. bear carcasses.. lol That Harry.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 4:36:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ColdOne

I guess the polar bears aren’t endangered after all — just us stupid electorate.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 4:37:50 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: 3Fingas
Doing the most important business of the country...these partriots are.... /sarc

..And to thank them we should invite them over for a big mess of polar bear liver.

22 posted on 11/14/2012 4:43:20 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

“.And to thank them we should invite them over for a big mess of polar bear liver.”

With a big side dish of wild mushrooms, and a fish course of pufferfish on a bed of rhubarb leaves.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 10:45:35 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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