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Thanksgiving eve surprise: Feds to block off 9M acres for spotted owl
Human Events ^ | November 21, 2012 | Audrey Hudson

Posted on 11/22/2012 8:46:38 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Obama administration announced with little fanfare Thanksgiving eve plans to lock up nine million acres of land for the endangered Northern Spotted Owl.

The plan would double the amount of public forest lands proposed by the Bush administration for the owl’s habitat in Oregon, Washington and Northern California, and is expected to severely limit commercial activities like logging.

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said he is concerned the plan will cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

“Expanding the Northern Spotted Owl’s critical habitat will further endanger the timber industry, the thousands of jobs that the industry supports, and forest health,” Hastings said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Idaho; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bush; environmentalism; epa; epaoutofcontrol; esa; forests; government; logging; mybigfatgreekcountry; obama; obamavictory; spottedowl; timber; ussa
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Note to self, if I see an endangered species where there was none, shoot, shovel, shutup.


21 posted on 11/22/2012 9:22:42 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The trouble with the spotted owl is that you can eat a whole sack of them and, an hour later, you’re hungry again.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 9:25:20 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The real endangered species are constitutional conservatives. ObaMao wants to reduce space available for “free range conservatives”
23 posted on 11/22/2012 9:34:08 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And we should remember that Agenda 21 came about during the first Bush administration. A weak, RINO globalist opposition party will get us nowhere.


24 posted on 11/22/2012 9:36:33 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
One has to wonder at the blind reasoning here - the Spotted Owl is a most resourceful fellow....they can and do live other places than what these nits think they do. Grants, loans, agencies, bureaucrats.........$$$$$$$ -Oh and of course, votes for the next progressives in line.
25 posted on 11/22/2012 9:36:38 AM PST by yoe
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bumping


26 posted on 11/22/2012 9:39:08 AM PST by redhead (Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number $16,000,000,000,000)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

9 million acres equals 14,000 square miles.

Look at it like a square 120 miles x 120 miles.

That’s a lot of land!


27 posted on 11/22/2012 9:40:04 AM PST by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Here is more thorough explanation with a map:
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/11/obama_administration_increases.html


28 posted on 11/22/2012 9:40:22 AM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That was...unexpected...


29 posted on 11/22/2012 9:41:16 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Surprise! Only not.


30 posted on 11/22/2012 9:52:02 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They still taste like Chicken.


31 posted on 11/22/2012 9:53:52 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This is really just Agenda 21 disguised as endangered species protection. All land rightfully belongs to the United Nations. The fact that human beings are allowed to live on any of it is just an oversight that they are in the process of correcting.

Bingo!

32 posted on 11/22/2012 10:00:11 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think the “feral government” is ALREADY shooting the Barred Owls....


33 posted on 11/22/2012 10:00:31 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

99.9% of all species that have ever inhabited this planet are now extinct, and still we get along......nobody will miss the Spotted Owl.


34 posted on 11/22/2012 10:01:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
"99.9% of all species that have ever inhabited this planet are now extinct, and still we get along......nobody will miss the Spotted Owl."

The leftist Marxist Enviro Democrats will. This is about power and control, just like global warming, global cooling, TARP, and all the rest of we know best programs. It is always about power and corruption.

35 posted on 11/22/2012 10:13:11 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Nachum

Ping.


36 posted on 11/22/2012 10:27:48 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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37 posted on 11/22/2012 10:39:07 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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38 posted on 11/22/2012 10:43:09 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is Thanksgiving...be thankful for your free meals and free winter firewood.

Cut down a tree or two in protest and most definitely get one or more owls.

Sheesh.


39 posted on 11/22/2012 10:51:32 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: yoe
the Spotted Owl is a most resourceful fellow

Northwesterners, over the decades, have amassed a gigantic pile of photographs of Spotted Owls ... nesting in barns, nesting in second growth timber, nesting in houses, pretty much everywhere but the habitat the "experts" say is required for them.

The experts, when presented with this evidence, scoffed and told the photographers that while they may have snapped a picture of a Spotted Owl, they know best. So all that evidence was thrown in the trash because, after all, normal people taking pictures of owls are not experts.

40 posted on 11/22/2012 11:17:38 AM PST by superloser
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