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FIRE! Press Release Issued.
EBUCK, FIRE! ^ | 10/16/2002 | EBUCK

Posted on 10/16/2002 5:12:57 PM PDT by EBUCK

****Press Release****

Fighting Irresponsible Radical Environmentalism (FIRE!) has installed a new billboard 1/2 mile north of exit 35, I-5, visible from the Northbound lanes, between Central Point and Gold Hill.

It reads:

Thank You EnvironMENTALists for Making the 2002 Fire Season All It Could Be! ****Image Attached****

Eric Buckner and numerous members of the popular conservative Internet forum, FreeRepublic.com, funded the billboard. Their purpose was to express outrage at the severity of recent Oregon wildfires due to the irresponsible and ignorant behavior of environmental activists.

Buckner explains, "It's time we brought the burden of accountability to environmentalists and their parent groups for the failure of their policies. Environmentalists, and the apologist politicians they control, bear full responsibility for the severity of the West's wildfire situation. Anytime someone is not held accountable for the results of their actions, disaster is the result."

The group believes that fire may be a part of the natural order, but not after 80 years of fire suppression, and NOT in the presence of noxious weeds. Environmentalists, in their hatred of the timber industry, have destroyed the capability to prevent such disasters.

“Tens of thousands are out of work, millions of acres are scorched and who's to blame? Environmentalists and their insane "hands-off" policies. The West has been building up to this for decades. All this time, environmentalists have barred every attempt to avert disaster. They were warned and they didn’t believe it. They appealed every ruling that went against them. They protested every battle they lost until they got their way. Well, they got their way and look where it got us. Look at the 'former' Kalmiopsis Wilderness (otherwise known as the Biscuit Fire). Look at the death and suffering of wildlife. It was totally unnecessary.”

“We have hundreds of thousands of acres, denuded as effectively as any clear-cut. After the fire, weeds are the first to recover, and spread with minimal competition from native plants. Come winter, rivers and streams will be choked with eroded mud. If it burns again in a few years, the damage may be irreversible.

“The real irony is that in their insane and misguided attempts to protect the forests, waterways, and fauna, environmentalists have sealed the fate of those very same forests, waterways, and fauna by disallowing human intervention. This isn’t about whether we care about nature. This is about who is going to fix it, how will it be paid for, how to verify and assure accountability that the job will be done right.

“We believe that private industry can do that job better than politicians, lawyers, and urban activists without a clue. Private Property rights, recreational/commercial land usage and water rights are a big issue with us. We plan to continue on the same path in the future. Perhaps doing similar things in states like Arizona, New Mexico, California and South Dakota.”

Contact: Eric Buckner. E-Mail : EBUCK@KEEPANDBEARARMS.COM


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: california; enviralists; environmentalists; fire; gop; pressrelease; wildfire
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Please re-distribute to any and all outlets you see fit.

EBUCK

1 posted on 10/16/2002 5:12:57 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK; BOBTHENAILER; blackie; Grampa Dave; WaterDragon; AuntB; Chad Fairbanks; Carry_Okie; ...
PING!!!!!
2 posted on 10/16/2002 5:15:09 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK; dixie sass; Memother; chesty_puller; mhking; Japedo; madfly; Snow Bunny; FallGuy; ...
A bitchslap in the face of environazis courtesy FREEPERS

BuMpS

3 posted on 10/16/2002 5:17:21 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: EBUCK
GOP activism bump.
4 posted on 10/16/2002 5:17:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper
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To: EBUCK
Fantastic!! Looks Great!!

Bump!
5 posted on 10/16/2002 5:17:58 PM PDT by The Mayor
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To: EBUCK
Let me give you a big BUMP!!!
6 posted on 10/16/2002 5:18:04 PM PDT by 2timothy3.16
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To: EBUCK
Bump; I've emailed this to all my friends a couple weeks ago....someone else posted this, can't remember who; I think it's great!
7 posted on 10/16/2002 5:18:07 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: EBUCK; *Enviralists; dixiechick2000; oregon; **California; JohnHuang2; AAABEST
PING!!!!
8 posted on 10/16/2002 5:18:51 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
ABP, but I'm too lazy to find the previous thread :)
9 posted on 10/16/2002 5:19:07 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: nicmarlo
That would have been me. But now we have something official to distribute to mediot outlets and really get this thing rolling.

EBUCK
10 posted on 10/16/2002 5:19:38 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
WOW!.....way to go!!
11 posted on 10/16/2002 5:19:46 PM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: EBUCK
That's a beautiful, beautiful statement of truth.

We're fighting back Eric. You're a soldier in a war, you'll have scars up and down your ass when this is all done, but it will be worth it.

Keep up the good fight, and kick some teeth in. We've been pushed around by these illicit bastards for long enough.

PUSH BACK

Good job.

12 posted on 10/16/2002 5:20:11 PM PDT by AAABEST
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To: Texaggie79
BTW, am I the only one that thinks that pic looks as if it was Photoshopped?
13 posted on 10/16/2002 5:20:25 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: EBUCK
It's a great billboard, ebuck; congrats to you and all responsible!
14 posted on 10/16/2002 5:20:31 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: EBUCK; EdReform; Grampa Dave; wanderin; AuntB; Jeff Head; madfly; farmfriend; blackie
i've got to mail you a check. what a great billboard!
15 posted on 10/16/2002 5:21:17 PM PDT by glock rocks
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To: Texaggie79
Previous thread was jsut that we got the damn thing up. This thread includes the "OFFICIAL" Press Release (ta da!!) that is worthy of distribution (ala Carry Okie)

EBUCK
16 posted on 10/16/2002 5:21:24 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: Grampa Dave
You're making a difference, you beautiful old man you.

Your country thanks you.

17 posted on 10/16/2002 5:21:51 PM PDT by AAABEST
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To: Texaggie79
Oh, don't go there T-79. There are pleanty of freepers in southern Oregon that have seen it.

EBUCK
18 posted on 10/16/2002 5:22:35 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK; justshe
Beautiful job!

Ping to you justshe in case you hadn't seen it yet.
19 posted on 10/16/2002 5:22:40 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: EBUCK
BRAVO!!!

Take that you eviromental whacko's

20 posted on 10/16/2002 5:23:21 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: EBUCK
oh.... ok..... if you say so :-)
21 posted on 10/16/2002 5:24:17 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: stalin
Wouldn't want you to miss this eloquent article.
22 posted on 10/16/2002 5:24:36 PM PDT by farmfriend
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To: EBUCK
Do Hannity, O'Reilley, Brit, Rush, Laura etc. know about this?
23 posted on 10/16/2002 5:25:46 PM PDT by d101302
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To: Texaggie79
LOL. If that really were the case (a hoax) there are a few FReepers right down the freeway that would be paying me regular visits I'm sure.

EBUCK
24 posted on 10/16/2002 5:26:54 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
I'm not saying that It's fake, It's just that I can imagine what my liberal buds will say when they see it. The press release will help.

Great job, btw.
25 posted on 10/16/2002 5:26:55 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: EBUCK
My company does airborne multi-spectral digital imaging and we have been very busy this year with the Forest Service. We fly over the fire areas and can provide detailed maps by locating the fires through the smoke using thermal imaging. After a photo-mission, the Forest Service has 1 meter accuracy maps detailing exactly where the fires are located.

I love this poster!

Thanks to the evironmentalists, we made quite a profit this year.

26 posted on 10/16/2002 5:27:11 PM PDT by Hunble
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To: EBUCK
like it...........
27 posted on 10/16/2002 5:27:57 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: d101302
No, I sent copies to the Albany, Ashland, Medford, K-Falls newspapers as well as WND and the Resource Roundup in SD.

Think they'd be interested?

EBUCK
28 posted on 10/16/2002 5:28:07 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
Excellent PR statement. Ebuck...you done good boy.
29 posted on 10/16/2002 5:29:31 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: Texaggie79
Thanks.

The image looks fuzzy to me as well but I think that is because the BB guy uses a MAC. I dunno. You can tell your liberal friends to take a road trip if they don't believe it.

EBUCK
30 posted on 10/16/2002 5:29:38 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
Well said, very well said.

BUMP

31 posted on 10/16/2002 5:30:25 PM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Texaggie79
Not PS'd. It is a wildfire, but I thought it was in Colorado; either way, it makes its point.
32 posted on 10/16/2002 5:30:39 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: tubebender; Carry_Okie
Gotta thank Carry Okie for polishing my quotes up. It alwasy takes an engineer to set a Mech. Designer straight..LOL

EBUCK
33 posted on 10/16/2002 5:31:06 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
It's a beautiful thing Buck.
34 posted on 10/16/2002 5:31:10 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
It was in Colorado (in 2000 I think) we were in a jam and needed a PD photo of sufficient resolution quick.

EBUCK
35 posted on 10/16/2002 5:32:36 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: snippy_about_it; All
Thanks! Distribute the PR to your local newspaper or to your friends or to your neighbors. Get the word out there!!

EBUCK
36 posted on 10/16/2002 5:33:28 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK; Texaggie79
August 6, 2000
Wildfire sweeps the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana
photo by John McColgan, fire behavior analyst, Fairbanks, Alaska

37 posted on 10/16/2002 5:34:54 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: EBUCK
Bttt!!!!!!!!
38 posted on 10/16/2002 5:35:42 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks
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To: EBUCK; Grampa Dave; AAABEST; Carry_Okie; Texaggie79; B4Ranch
GREAT poster! Well done. Tens of thousands will see it and THINK!

As we do more and more of this ... and then standing up to the EnviroJihad's efforts whenever we can (like at Klamath) ... we WILL push them back. First on their heals, and then back into the dark holes they climbed out of.

39 posted on 10/16/2002 5:35:47 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: EBUCK
Nice article bump! Thanks for mentioning FR!
40 posted on 10/16/2002 5:37:51 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: EBUCK
Locator bttt^
41 posted on 10/16/2002 5:38:49 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: Jeff Head
Tens of thousands will see it and THINK

That is the idea. And the timing couldn't have been better.

EBUCK

42 posted on 10/16/2002 5:39:51 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Without FR it wouldn't have heppened. Have to give credit where credit is due. Unfortunately the majority of my volunteers wish to remain annon. so I'm stuck taking all the name recognition (not sure taht will be a good thing)

EBUCK
43 posted on 10/16/2002 5:41:46 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
Think they'd be interested?

YES!


44 posted on 10/16/2002 5:42:32 PM PDT by d101302
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To: d101302
OK, I'll fire it off to them.

(no need to shout...LOL)

EBUCK
45 posted on 10/16/2002 5:43:40 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
This is great!

It seems like the environmentalists can just say and do whatever they please and get away with it. I bet Brit Hume might use this on his show.

Thanks for fighting back!!!

46 posted on 10/16/2002 5:46:04 PM PDT by ncweaver
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To: d101302; All
Does anyone have a list of e-mail addys for these guys?

EBUCK
47 posted on 10/16/2002 5:46:55 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: d101302; pyromike
I think the FOXNEWSm site is down.

I'll have to try again in the morning.

Night All

PyroMike....PING!!

EBUCK
48 posted on 10/16/2002 5:52:00 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: EBUCK
I have a great photo of the AZ fires before they connected and we lost 500,000 acres. It was an amazing and hugely destructive fire.

The first fire was started by a wannabee fireman who hadn't gotten a job yet.

The second fire was started by a woman who was lost in the forest for three long days. She had her cell phone with her. She called at least ten different agencies to find her. None of them helped her. She was put on hold, et cetera. Finally, her cell phone died on her. She started a small fire in an open area. The rest is AZ history.

49 posted on 10/16/2002 5:54:02 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
I remember this photo, RBA. It's a photo you don't forget.

I was on a plane in transit to Kalispell, MT, during that fire. We landed in Misoula before taking off for Kalispell. It was at night. The fires were raging. I have never seen anything like it in my life.

50 posted on 10/16/2002 5:58:11 PM PDT by Slip18
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