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USDA does about-face, won’t jettison Forest Service’s shield logo
Yakima Herald ^ | April 9, 2013 | Scott Sandsberry

Posted on 04/09/2013 6:22:54 PM PDT by george76

A plan to drop a recognizable logo in this part of the country — the Forest Service’s iconic shield — generated so much outrage among the agency’s retirees that the idea has been dropped.

In early January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly introduced a policy to phase out all of its sub-agencies’ logos, including the Forest Service’s, and replace them with the USDA symbol.

But that policy was kept so under wraps that not even Pacific Northwest forest supervisors were told. Some of them only heard about it in retrospect late last week — after the USDA had decided, in light of the virulent opposition from the Forest Service’s “Old Smokies” retiree group, to keep the service’s shield logo intact.

“We were all getting ready for a good fight,” said Jim Golden of Sonora, Calif., chairman of the retiree group.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Idaho; US: Montana; US: New Mexico; US: Oregon; US: Washington; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: blm; forestservice; usda; usfs

1 posted on 04/09/2013 6:22:54 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

let me guess, it was going to be replaced with a circular shaped white circle, with a red and blue interior.


2 posted on 04/09/2013 6:33:30 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: george76

Tom Vilsack is hands down the stupidest Sec of the USDA to hold office.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 6:34:02 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: george76
One retired 34-year employee sent sarcastic congratulations through the USDA’s online feedback forum, calling the new standards “egotistical bureaucratic tunnel vision” and “the best example of top-down, super-centralized, micro-managed piece of bureaucratic direction that it has been my disgust to read.”

Stick around, this regime is barely warmed up.

4 posted on 04/09/2013 6:36:23 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: DesertRhino
let me guess, it was going to be replaced with a circular shaped white circle, with a red and blue interior.

Close...


5 posted on 04/09/2013 6:38:42 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: jazusamo; Flycatcher; forester; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave; BIGLOOK; girlangler; GladesGuru; ...

the best example of top-down, super-centralized, micro-managed piece of bureaucratic direction that it has been my disgust to read ....


6 posted on 04/09/2013 7:07:26 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: null and void

Thats right,,, the circle part is blue. Im trying to block that emblem out of my mind.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 7:19:51 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: george76

I swear the majority of people running things in this administration are brain dead, of course they’re just aping the turkey in the WH.


8 posted on 04/09/2013 7:20:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: george76

More borrowed money wasted.


9 posted on 04/09/2013 7:25:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
In early January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly introduced a policy to phase out all of its sub-agencies’ logos, including the Forest Service’s, and replace them with the USDA symbol. But that policy was kept so under wraps that not even Pacific Northwest forest supervisors were told. Some of them only heard about it in retrospect late last week
What better way to overspend than a purposeless costly rebranding? It's what Demwits love to do -- new letterheads (including in the websites and in-house software), new building signs, new flags...


10 posted on 04/09/2013 7:29:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: DesertRhino
You'll love this...


11 posted on 04/09/2013 7:43:20 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: null and void

Shaking my head.


12 posted on 04/09/2013 7:49:40 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Life. Liberty. Property. Family. Sovereignty. Security. Borders. The Constitutional Oath.)
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To: null and void

Fills me with the urge to defecate.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 7:52:06 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: null and void

Is that a real logo? or a lampoon?


14 posted on 04/09/2013 8:11:48 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Ray76
USDA Logo


15 posted on 04/09/2013 8:22:32 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Ray76
Is that a real logo? or a lampoon?

The source is a USDA website:
http://www.commodityfoods.usda.gov/

Beyond that I am unable to answer your question.

16 posted on 04/09/2013 8:24:35 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: null and void

So it is genuine. Wonder when it was created, looks like Obama’s logo.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 8:31:12 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Ray76
looks like Obama’s logo.

Why, so it does!

What a remarkable coinky-dink!

18 posted on 04/09/2013 8:35:48 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: null and void

Yeah. Sheesh what an ego-maniac.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 8:37:45 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: null and void

Nothing is shocking anymore...


20 posted on 04/09/2013 8:43:25 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: null and void

No way!


21 posted on 04/10/2013 4:25:29 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Ray76
Yeah. Sheesh what an ego-maniac.

Finally in 190, a major fire broke out in Rome and burned a large segment of the city. Commodus attempted at this point, to rename the entire city after himself in return for providing the funds to rebuild it. He also attempted to rename all the months of the year after himself, and to have himself deified. ref

22 posted on 04/10/2013 5:13:45 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: george76

And of course the government has lots of money to put new logos on a fleet of trucks.


23 posted on 04/10/2013 6:47:38 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: hattend

Way!


24 posted on 04/10/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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