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Obama Picks Spotted Owl Over Loggers
Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2009

Posted on 04/01/2009 6:44:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Department of the Interior has told a federal court that it will not defend the Bush administration's decision to cut back protections for the northern spotted owl.

The action could affect logging in western Oregon.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: bho44; logging; spottedowl

1 posted on 04/01/2009 6:44:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s bridge to 19th century.


2 posted on 04/01/2009 6:46:31 PM PDT by dancusa (Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Soooooo retro and Clintonesque.


3 posted on 04/01/2009 6:49:58 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At least they are NORTHERN Spotted Owls. Here in Arizona, we have to put up with this kind of environMENTAList crap for the MEXICAN Spotted Owl and the MEXICAN wolf. Oy.


4 posted on 04/01/2009 6:52:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Say goodbye to "BIG business" and hello to BIG, BIG government!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just put up K-Mart signs where there used to be trees. I hear the spooted owls like to build nests in the big K.


5 posted on 04/01/2009 6:56:03 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY; jazusamo; girlangler
Pure leftwing politics.

One "seldom mentioned" fact about the decline of the northern spotted owl is that the chief threat is the barred owl (the common owl of the Southeast). This owl is currently invading the turf of the northern spotted owl and it is hybridizing with it. The result is known as a "sparred owl." No kidding.

Of course, the Lefties never bring this up. Even with managed logging, there will always be owls in the Pacific Northwest. There may be fewer spotted owls, but there will still be plenty of barred owls and sparred owls.

Ping.

6 posted on 04/01/2009 7:03:02 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No surprise here..

Obama and his minions will ALWAYS take the decision or course that produces the most negative impact to the American Economy, American Industry, American Energy Independence, American Security, American Sovereignty and traditional American “cultural values”....

He is dedicated to the ruination of this Republic..
Once you acknowledge that - his actions make sense to him and his “fellow travelers”..

The nonproductive and counterproductive members of society will always be favored as Obama’s “electorate” at the expense of the productive and accomplished members of society...

I remain convinced the country will be involved in massive levels of violence before the bastard is removed from office.

7 posted on 04/01/2009 7:06:04 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I could not shake the impression that these loggers voted for him, in this case they are getting exactly what they asked for.
8 posted on 04/01/2009 7:12:10 PM PDT by alex
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To: alex
My step-daughter lived with her dad in a logging community in Oregon when she was in high school (somewhat recently). She seems to know a lot about loggers, and even witnessed the death of her favorite high school teacher at a logging festival: he fell from the top of a pole. (I don't know what the event is called, but the logger has to scale a tall pole and then come flying down. Any loggers out there in FReeperland?)

Anyway, according to her, no logger, under any circumstances, would have voted for Obama. Hope that helps.

9 posted on 04/01/2009 7:20:03 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These actions have nothing to do with saving the spotted owl. It’s a socialist ruse to expand government by employing more regulation with the goal of replacing our Democratic government with socialism.


10 posted on 04/01/2009 7:20:06 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well,
It seems half the beaches here in MA are now un-useable and closed due to the piping plover.
They are more important than me.

I’m sure these birds could never find some other place to nest without our help.


11 posted on 04/01/2009 7:22:36 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

You lib suckers in Washington State and Oregon and Northern California who keep putting left-wing green lunes are FINALLY getting payback!!!

GREAT!!!!


12 posted on 04/01/2009 7:22:41 PM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Congratulations Oregon for your overwhelming support of obama! Great job!


13 posted on 04/01/2009 7:23:14 PM PDT by San Jacinto (gorebull warming -- the Socialists' Shortcut.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

14 posted on 04/01/2009 7:39:29 PM PDT by united1000
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To: mowowie
It seems half the beaches here in MA are now un-useable and closed due to the piping plover.

I understand how you feel but it's just temporary. Out in the West, I've encountered some beaches closed (temporarily) for other animals, such as certain seal species. In Arizona, some great areas I like to quad are closed off in spring for desert bighorn lambing. Also some great birding lakes in southern Nevada deny access to people in spring and early summer for wading birds (hatching and fledging).

It's sometimes annoying, but I do understand the importance of breeding grounds for certain species.

As for the piping plover, it only breeds on barren flats such as beaches, playas, etc. But the breeding ground protection should only last until July. By mid-July, they should all be gone (and headed south).

If, for some reason, these beaches in MA are still closed after July, I would certainly like to know about it.

Thanks for the info.

15 posted on 04/01/2009 7:48:48 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And the thing that really burns me up about this is that the Northern spotted owl is genetically IDENTICAL to the Mexican Spotted owl.


16 posted on 04/01/2009 7:59:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: united1000

The ever popular: “When you run out of toilet paper, try wiping your butt with a spotted owl.”


17 posted on 04/01/2009 8:06:00 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: ZULU
You lib suckers in Washington State and Oregon [...]

Your vitriol is ill deserved.

Rural WA and OR are no different than MT, ID, WY. Remove Seattle and Portland from the picture and they would be conservative states.

18 posted on 04/01/2009 8:14:30 PM PDT by roamer_1 (It takes a (Kenyan) village to raise an idiot.)
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To: roamer_1

How do we remove them? Can we make them both part of California?


19 posted on 04/01/2009 9:17:09 PM PDT by snowtigger (It ain't what you shoot, it's what you hit...)
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To: snowtigger
How do we remove them? Can we make them both part of California?

Naw. I think we need to change their minds. If they are so worried about "endangered species", let's give them some. We've got grizzlies and wolves to spare up here in MT... 50 of each turned loose between Portland and Seattle would change a bunch of minds, I guarantee it.

20 posted on 04/01/2009 9:31:51 PM PDT by roamer_1 (It takes a (Kenyan) village to raise an idiot.)
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To: roamer_1

I know, I know. We really have the same problem back eaast here, But here we have far more than just two cities to contend with.

I drove through Biden’s home state - Delaware, before the elections.

The northern urbanized part of the state had Obama Biden signs everywhere. As soon as I got into the southern farming areas there were McCain/Palin and PALIN signs everywhere except in Lewes and few other small cities.

The Bolsheviks always start in big cities.


21 posted on 04/02/2009 4:08:35 AM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Smithsonian Magazine did a story on the spotted owl back in January or February. It turns out that the northern Spotted Owl has a new threat, the larger more aggressive Eastern Barred Owl. The Barred Owl has migrated into the northwest and where it is found, the Spotted Owl has disappeared.

He’s the best part of the article; while the author attempts to blame barred owl’s migration on “climate chaos,” it is clear that the barred owl’s range is not diminishing or moving, it’s simply expanding. And if you read between the lines, you would see why it has expanded to the Pacific Northwest from the Midwest. It’s because owls need trees to build nests. For centuries, the Great Plains were devoid of trees and the owls could not live there. The Great Plains were a barrier to expanding the owls’ range. But in the past several decades, the Arbor Day activists have been planting trees everywhere. Now the Barred Owls have enough trees across the Plains to act as a “bridge” and move into new territory! And they (not loggers) are now driving the Spotted Owl to the extinction that was probably inevitable.

Oh, yes, the owl-huggers have been done in by the tree-huggers! I love irony.


22 posted on 04/02/2009 8:10:36 AM PDT by henkster (0bamanomics: "I'll loan you all the money you need to get out of debt.")
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