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Rare Lynx Hairs Found in Forests Exposed as Hoax
Washington Times ^ | 12/17/01 | Audrey Hudson

Posted on 12/17/2001 6:34:17 AM PST by anniegetyourgun

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:50:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Federal and state wildlife biologists planted false evidence of a rare cat species in two national forests, officials told The Washington Times.

Had the deception not been discovered, the government likely would have banned many forms of recreation and use of natural resources in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Wenatchee National Forest in Washington state.


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Lookie here - envirowhacko federal workers are caught defrauding the people and they get a slap on the wrist. They should be arrested, charged and put on trial. I wonder how many other so-called studies have been rigged?

Second thought? All of us who live in WA state should be writing to the Seattle Times to ask why they didn't consider this newsworthy. Tell them it's just another reason why their readership is slumping - they don't do the news unless it fits their agenda.

1 posted on 12/17/2001 6:34:17 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
NEWS FLASH: LEFTIST ENVIROS LIE!
2 posted on 12/17/2001 6:38:04 AM PST by Henrietta
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To: anniegetyourgun
Environ-wackos making up stories? Their sisters in the abortion business do abortions on non-pregnant women.
3 posted on 12/17/2001 6:38:26 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: angry elephant; badrotofinger; big ern; billthedrill; daughterofaniwojimavet; ethical; eva...
Ping~
4 posted on 12/17/2001 6:40:03 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
The employees have been counseled for their actions and banned from participating in the three-year survey of the lynx

Oh, leave them alone, haven't they been punished enough?! < /sarcasm>

5 posted on 12/17/2001 6:40:07 AM PST by Amore
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To: anniegetyourgun
I Second That!
6 posted on 12/17/2001 6:40:38 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: anniegetyourgun
Federal employees rigging facts/numbers to make them look better and their jobs even easier? This is really hard for me to believe! It is a good thing this would never happen with the new federal airport security force, even though there will probably be promotion, time off, and raises for the folks who stop the highest number of non-Muslim looking, non-minority looking, non-strange gendered looking traveling potential evil doers.
7 posted on 12/17/2001 6:40:51 AM PST by Tacis
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To: anniegetyourgun
DNA tests are expensive. Why is money being wasted on animal DNA tests like this? Where is Senator Proxmire and his Golden Fleece award when you need him?
8 posted on 12/17/2001 6:41:11 AM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: anniegetyourgun
Another case of Liberal "ends jusfifying the means" heroism.
9 posted on 12/17/2001 6:45:54 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Slyfox
Huh?
10 posted on 12/17/2001 6:46:39 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: anniegetyourgun
Thank God this was exposed, I like to fish the high mountain lakes and the only way to do it is to drive far enough in so the hike isn't ten miles long and 5000 feet in elevation change.

If this wasn't caught I may have been screwed.

Seattle Times, where are you on this story?

11 posted on 12/17/2001 6:47:58 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: anniegetyourgun
This is nothing compared to the ongoing spotted owl hoax. Those stupid birds do not need old growth forests for habitat - they can live in second, third, fourth growth forests just fine. "Old growth forest" is a lame, arbitrary term anyway.
12 posted on 12/17/2001 6:55:25 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: anniegetyourgun
If these guys had been accused of sexual harrassment or of using racist language, they would have been fired on the spot. But for this far more serious offense, deliberately falsifying an official government report with enormous economic and human consequences, they are let off with a slap on the wrist. OBVIOUSLY they should all lose their jobs over this. It's a matter of trust in our government. This kind of serious and deliberate fraud must not be countenanced and should be severely punished.

I suppose that "trust in government" is not much more than a joke, but those who want citizens to trust their government should really think about what it would take to build that trust. Certainly not this kind of response to serious malfeasance.

13 posted on 12/17/2001 6:55:46 AM PST by Cicero
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To: anniegetyourgun
This reflects a pattern. Activists go to work for a government regulatory agency, then collaborate with their buddies on the outside to give them consulting and expertise contracts. Thus the taxpayer funds the left, paying for assaults on his own liberty and property rights. Over the last 8 years, the federal bureaucracy has been thoroughly Clintonized, and is now basically an arm of the organized left known as the "democratic" party.
14 posted on 12/17/2001 6:59:19 AM PST by thucydides
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To: ValerieUSA
Too true. We have 6 "protected" Mexican Spotted Owl nesting sites here on Ft. Huachuca, AZ. One is in the basket of a cherry-picker (utility truck with elevated work platform/basket) and another was in the light pole at the foot of my driveway. Unfortunately, the cats got all the owl chicks out of that one...
15 posted on 12/17/2001 6:59:31 AM PST by HiJinx
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To: anniegetyourgun
"Trust me ... I'm from the federal government and know what's best for you...."

And the national news media are going to spend how many minutes on this story?

16 posted on 12/17/2001 7:03:59 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: big ern
This may sound insensitive, but the opposite of The Monkey Wrench Gang would hunt down and exterminate any species identified as barring humans from a wilderness area. SS&SU

If the enemy wishes to use these species as tools, they're going to have to accept the forcible removal of their tools by the other side.

17 posted on 12/17/2001 7:04:13 AM PST by an amused spectator
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To: anniegetyourgun; *libertarians; .38sw; 185JHP; 1FreeAmerican; 1rudeboy...
Looks like background checks will be needed for forestry, and fish and wildlife positions, to keep out that special breed of liar known as an "Environmentalist."
18 posted on 12/17/2001 7:11:47 AM PST by editor-surveyor
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To: anniegetyourgun; editor-surveyor
BUMP!
19 posted on 12/17/2001 7:17:28 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: anniegetyourgun; abigail2; abner; adanaC; advocate10; afraidfortherepublic; agitator; alisasny...
"Forest Service officials say this year's errant sampling was caught and therefore did not affect the integrity of the sample survey."

And how many others were not caught?

How does this relate to 'biologists' clubbing returning salmon to death to make the species appear to be 'endangered'?

20 posted on 12/17/2001 7:18:27 AM PST by editor-surveyor
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To: editor-surveyor
"I'm convinced that there is a lot of that going on for so-called higher purposes,"

Yep ... for the sort of "higher purposed" crowd who believes in population reduction, breeding for perfection, live and "terminal" experimentation for HUMANS only.

21 posted on 12/17/2001 7:18:54 AM PST by Askel5
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To: editor-surveyor
e-s posted, "Looks like background checks will be needed for forestry, and fish and wildlife positions, to keep out that special breed of liar known as an "Environmentalist."

Actually, we should prohibit phoney envirals who have or will use enviro terrorism to advance the agendas of the enviral nazis in America, from working in any governmental job!

Then, we should check every judge who might make a decision to back up the enviralist terrorists. If they are card carrying envirals, they are biased and should be recused from making any decision involving the agendas of envirals!

22 posted on 12/17/2001 7:24:50 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: anniegetyourgun
The employees have been counseled for their actions and banned from participating in the three-year survey of the lynx, listed as a threatened animal under the Endangered Species Act. Federal officials would not name the offending employees, citing privacy concerns.

Civil Service / AFSCMEs can't be fired for anything short of murder.

23 posted on 12/17/2001 7:28:24 AM PST by VadeRetro
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To: sauropod
ping
24 posted on 12/17/2001 7:28:32 AM PST by BufordP
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To: anniegetyourgun
People have already said it but I'll chime in anyway. These grubby little liars should have been fired on the spot. Instead, they're still fattening themselves off our tax $$$s while they plot their next assault on the public. And we paid for their "counseling" too, as if that would have any effect on their fraudulent behavior. Pathetic!
25 posted on 12/17/2001 7:28:46 AM PST by MadameAxe
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To: editor-surveyor
"...to keep out that special breed of liar known as an "Environmentalist."

lol/bttt

26 posted on 12/17/2001 7:30:06 AM PST by ChaseR
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To: anniegetyourgun
The employees have been counseled for their actions and banned from participating in the three-year survey of the lynx

Why weren't they fired?

27 posted on 12/17/2001 7:30:30 AM PST by WillaJohns
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To: anniegetyourgun

"These are cases of rogue biologists trying to influence natural-resources policy," Mr. West said.

Upon further examination the hairs were found to be of a polyester, and faux fur composition! Federal officials are mystified why the Commie Pinko Enviro-Socialists would pull such a bit of flummery to try and get new lands set aside for "no usage". PETA spokesperson Ima Lyre stated emphatically ... "It wasn't me, man ... it wasn't me! But let us win your hearts and minds, or we'll burn your damned huts down!"

28 posted on 12/17/2001 7:31:17 AM PST by Colt .45
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To: Lightworker
You might be interested in this article as it will most probably NOT appear in your local paper.
29 posted on 12/17/2001 7:31:34 AM PST by WillaJohns
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To: WillaJohns
"Counseled for their actions". Oh I'll bet that hurt.
30 posted on 12/17/2001 7:35:26 AM PST by Wagonmaster
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To: anniegetyourgun ; AuntB ; Blackie ; Jeff Head
Bump for the bridge and the basin ........ Do ya think they ??? Nahhhhh surely not.

Stay Safe !

31 posted on 12/17/2001 7:36:33 AM PST by Squantos
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To: editor-surveyor
"The employees have been counseled for their actions and banned from participating in the three-year survey of the lynx, listed as a threatened animal under the Endangered Species Act."

huh.
Ahhhh...don'tcha think we're being a *tad* harsh here? </ sarc>
These people are only LIARS who cost the US how many taxpayer $$s?
~geshhhh; I give up.

"Federal officials would not name the offending employees, citing privacy concerns."

...of course; breaking that rule was permitted only for Paula Jones -- sweet Jesus.

32 posted on 12/17/2001 7:37:51 AM PST by Landru
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To: editor-surveyor
BTTT
33 posted on 12/17/2001 7:37:52 AM PST by mafree
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To: editor-surveyor; grampa dave; meeknming; madame axe
Notice this took place under Clinton watch. It's been hard enough to clean house at the top levels of gov't - imagine it's going to take some time to get to these lower levels. Eight years of infestation....
34 posted on 12/17/2001 7:38:08 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
Good find. bttt
35 posted on 12/17/2001 7:39:01 AM PST by JMJ333
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To: editor-surveyor
Thanks for the heads-up.

When the Vail Ski Resort announced an expansion of trails into possible lynx habitat, the radical animal-rights group Earth Liberation Front (ELF) torched five buildings and four ski lifts in protest. The Oct. 18, 1998, fire caused $12 million in damage and was the largest act of eco-terrorism in the United States. No arrests were made, and the statute of limitations expired in October.

In protest? Am I being petty, or is there something wrong with this choice of words?

This past summer, ELF planted spikes in hundreds of trees to sabotage a timber sale and protect the lynx and spotted owls in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest — one of the forests where the false samples were planted.

This isn't the first time forestry officials have encountered questionable studies to identify the presence of lynx in the Northwest.

Why have the feds not succeeded at arresting any of the ELF terrorists? Why have they not considered eliminating or revising the statute of limitations, so as to preclude the ability of criminals to get off scot-free, simply by evading capture for a certain amount of time?

And how can a government agency cite "privacy concerns" as an pretext for concealing (not to mention, failing to prosecute!) the identities of criminal employees?

The answer is, it can't!


36 posted on 12/17/2001 7:39:50 AM PST by mrustow
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To: anniegetyourgun
the employees said they were not trying to manipulate or expand the lynx habitat, but instead were testing the lab's ability to identify the cat species through DNA analysis

Sheese. They should be fired just for trying to pass off the lamest excuse ever conceived.

37 posted on 12/17/2001 7:42:53 AM PST by michigander
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annie posted, "Notice this took place under Clinton watch. It's been hard enough to clean house at the top levels of gov't - imagine it's going to take some time to get to these lower levels. Eight years of infestation...."

Absolutely. I have posted when those who hate GW 24/7 and are not liberals to blame him for actions like these, YOU CAN'T FIRE OR SHOT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES!)

These federal employees commited several crimes and fraud, and they are still on the payroll getting our tax $'s !

We need enough repubie senators elected in 2002 to pass an auto retirement bill for all federal employees hired before 1 Feb 2001! It would cheaper and safer for this country to pay these life long demonicRat fed employees early retirement pay and get them out of the way. Then, each retired employee can be reviewed with a criminal background check if they want to come back. Then they have to take an oath to uphold this republic not urinate on it as many do now and have done their entire vile careers!

It is not just forestry and fish and game stacked with these criminal demonicrats. Every federal agency from EPA to Justice is harboring these life long demonicrats waiting to harm Americans and our Republic!

38 posted on 12/17/2001 7:50:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: anniegetyourgun
Tell me when Fox reports this story.
39 posted on 12/17/2001 7:51:53 AM PST by Nephi
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To: anniegetyourgun
Previous Thread
40 posted on 12/17/2001 7:54:21 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: editor-surveyor
If I were Dictator For Life, the ecofreak organizations these ecofreaks belong to would be the victims of a RICO prosecution, and all members would be sentenced to roustabouting in the ANWR oilfields on 500 calories a day for a period of 10 years or until death.
41 posted on 12/17/2001 7:54:30 AM PST by Poohbah
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To: editor-surveyor, Bump in the Night
Amazing story? Not really.
They just got caught "doing what everyone else does" didn't they?
I can think of that context in many ways. I bet you can too.
If it were any organization, choose any R&D company that readily comes to mind, other than the .gov, those people would be fired in a heartbeat.
Instead..."Bad dog...baaad dog!"
That "finger shaking" and "mean voice" really works.
42 posted on 12/17/2001 8:00:53 AM PST by philman_36
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To: editor-surveyor
I would submit since they now have evidence that the envirornmental survey system they have for determining the presence of endangered species has been shown to be subject to manipulation then every such survey must be subject to major doubt.

Stay well - stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown

43 posted on 12/17/2001 8:01:26 AM PST by harpseal
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To: mrustow
When the Vail Ski Resort announced an expansion of trails into possible lynx habitat, the radical animal-rights group Earth Liberation Front (ELF) torched five buildings and four ski lifts in protest. The Oct. 18, 1998, fire caused $12 million in damage and was the largest act of eco-terrorism in the United States. No arrests were made, and the statute of limitations expired in October.

Thanks for bringing that up. In that case, the evidence of the Lynx is based upon sighting a pawprint in 1976.

Also, you can take satisfaction in knowing that the insurance built a bigger, better Two Elk Lodge.

Unfortunately, Vail Resorts is suffering from greedy mismanagement. The CEO of Vail Resorts and the President of Vail Associates have taken millions in stock options while rescinding the pay raise for the staff because of 9/11/01. This while they fired just about every supervisor I know and replaced them with lower paid people from another ski area. I hope the stock tanks.

44 posted on 12/17/2001 8:06:48 AM PST by Nephi
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To: Nephi; editor-surveyor
Tell me when Fox reports this story.

Maybe we should tell them: comments@foxnews.com

45 posted on 12/17/2001 8:10:18 AM PST by MaeWest
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To: anniegetyourgun
I would like to know a lot more about where organizations like ELF get their funding. In this particular case, it would be interesting to know 1) if the government employees involved belonged to any radical environmental groups, and 2) if they were promised any remuneration or had any other financial interests that would benefit by more restrictive environmental regulations.
46 posted on 12/17/2001 8:12:46 AM PST by independentmind
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To: editor-surveyor
BTTT!!!!
47 posted on 12/17/2001 8:18:50 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: anniegetyourgun
This should be front page news! This should expose their agenda once and for all!
48 posted on 12/17/2001 8:22:23 AM PST by poet
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To: anniegetyourgun
When the Vail Ski Resort announced an expansion of trails into possible lynx habitat, the radical animal-rights group Earth Liberation Front (ELF) torched five buildings and four ski lifts in protest. The Oct. 18, 1998, fire caused $12 million in damage and was the largest act of eco-terrorism in the United States. No arrests were made, and the statute of limitations expired in October.

This past summer, ELF planted spikes in hundreds of trees to sabotage a timber sale and protect the lynx and spotted owls in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest — one of the forests where the false samples were planted.

Not only did they commit acts of terrorism, but as it turns out, they based their acts on phony info. I wonder if ELF will now apologize and pay for damages.

And I think I'll watch hell freeze over.

49 posted on 12/17/2001 8:23:10 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Ben Ficklin
Something seems to be wrong with the search engine. - I did a search and found only this article, although both threads had the words "rare lynx" that I used to search.
50 posted on 12/17/2001 8:24:08 AM PST by editor-surveyor
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