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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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1 posted on 11/22/2012 8:46:46 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Barred Owls are still going to kick their asses and take over their territory, unless the feral government start shooting them.

It seems that Lefties only believe in evolution has an historical concept.

Now that they are here, they think evolution should stop and everything stay exactly as it is.

2 posted on 11/22/2012 8:48:46 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


3 posted on 11/22/2012 8:49:12 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is what socialists/communists do! Why is anyone surprised? You Obama supporters will rue the day you re-elected this Hitler in waiting. The congress is the only thing that stands in his way. Will they cave? Remains to be seen. This is so like what I read about Hitler’s rise to power. No one dared speak up. Suddenly, it was too late.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 8:49:45 AM PST by sgfan1212
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is what socialists/communists do! Why is anyone surprised? You Obama supporters will rue the day you re-elected this Hitler in waiting. The congress is the only thing that stands in his way. Will they cave? Remains to be seen. This is so like what I read about Hitler’s rise to power. No one dared speak up. Suddenly, it was too late.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 8:50:08 AM PST by sgfan1212
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

6 posted on 11/22/2012 8:50:36 AM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Our new Hitler, King Obama the communists black Muslim. Nothing new here. Kill off all the humans and save the Owl. Wow!!!!! We ain’t seen nothing yet.
7 posted on 11/22/2012 8:53:52 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

8 posted on 11/22/2012 8:55:31 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He comes out of that 9-milion acres, . . .


9 posted on 11/22/2012 8:56:53 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: WVKayaker

Yeah, but still the #1 firearms salesman of the year. This in one turkey that should never get a pardon.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


10 posted on 11/22/2012 9:00:50 AM PST by rktman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks


11 posted on 11/22/2012 9:06:18 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is what happens when the fascist state uses a fascist definition for the term species instead of a scientific definition. I bet multi-national forest industry corporations like Weyerhaeser paid a lot of money for this decision because it makes forest land they own or control worth a lot more money.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 9:07:00 AM PST by sforkjoe57 (How much longer must Americans be slaves to the stupidity of John Maynard Keynes?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Now that they are here, they think evolution should stop and everything stay exactly as it is.

Within a few years the forest will become overgrown and a lighting strike will set off a massive forest fire and destroy the preserve and more.

Every time this happens the enviros are dumbstruck.

13 posted on 11/22/2012 9:07:51 AM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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.

14 posted on 11/22/2012 9:11:30 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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15 posted on 11/22/2012 9:15:53 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: KC_Lion

16 posted on 11/22/2012 9:17:10 AM PST by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Awww cmon it’s a freekin Bird 9 million acres this smells real funny like 200 thousand dollars for a hammer funny !


17 posted on 11/22/2012 9:19:04 AM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (100% voted Obama in precincts in Ohio ? NOPE i don't believe it ! someone CHEATED !)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No harvesting of timber, no jobs for real men. This more about the de-balling of the American Male and not creating wealth than it is about the UN. Another exit ramp passed.....


18 posted on 11/22/2012 9:21:26 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: sgfan1212
"This is what socialists/communists do! Why is anyone surprised? You Obama supporters will rue the day you re-elected this Hitler in waiting. The congress is the only thing that stands in his way. Will they cave? Remains to be seen. This is so like what I read about Hitler’s rise to power. No one dared speak up. Suddenly, it was too late."

Reid and Pelosi are in league with Dear Leader and Boehner and McConnell are the thin red line. What could go wrong? This will not end any better for the Congress than it did for the Reichstag and the rest of us are along for the ride.

19 posted on 11/22/2012 9:21:26 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The House of Representatives had better start "taking care of business" by withdrawing funds from the Zer0 administration, and do it quick.

The regime will call the House "haters" and obstructionists but they are called that NOW....what would change?

Seriously, the House IS our LAST line of defense....it could be the cavalry coming to the rescue....

....the House will change to D (for dead-beats) in '14, and any chance to at least slow down the socialism of America will be lost until the collapse.

...the dead-beats have taken over...and there is nothing we can do about that except keep pointing out their dead-beatness..

...we have been OUT-BRED by dead-beats and have been INVADED by dead-beats..the only thing that can be done now is to slow the agenda by starving it. The House COULD do it if they WILL do it....but with Boehner in charge, don't hold your breath...

..so sad..

20 posted on 11/22/2012 9:21:33 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give WAR a chance.......)
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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

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

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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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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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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Counties are filing suit on Monday for failure to adequately consider the implications to public health, safety and economic impact. (They have 60 days to file.)

http://www.skamaniacounty.org/owl

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/28/presidential-memorandum-proposed-revised-habitat-spotted-owl-minimizing-

http://www.klamathbasincrisis.org/forestsandlogging/fire/firebiggestthreatspottedowlsCBB072712.htm

How this is all tied to the rewilding of the West:

http://westinstenv.org/sosf/2012/03/21/a-voice-for-local-government-in-our-national-forests/
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/08/29/49737.htm


41 posted on 11/22/2012 11:27:34 AM PST by marsh2
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To: Nowhere Man

I remember about a year and a half ago when someone (who may or may not be a co-worker of mine) came into the shop with a spotted owl stuck in the grill of his truck. We pondered what to do with it (with one idiot wanting to post pictures of it on Farcebook) and finally did just that - buried it.


42 posted on 11/22/2012 11:31:44 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He’s moving fast. Getting everything done he can before there is a chance something could happen to threaten the goals of his masters.

Write your Republican Representatives....NO BOEHNER.


43 posted on 11/22/2012 11:32:11 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Bump THAT!


44 posted on 11/22/2012 11:38:42 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Nachum

This is freaking insane. We are now in a tyranny, it’s official. I live in this area. It’s already poverty stricken. I guess they want people in rural areas to curl up and die.


45 posted on 11/22/2012 12:46:37 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SandRat

Actually more like American Bald Eagle when eating with ivory fork and spoon.


46 posted on 11/22/2012 12:56:12 PM PST by Portcall24
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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.>>

Exactly! The dinosaurs come to mind.


47 posted on 11/22/2012 12:59:09 PM PST by kitkat
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To: kitkat

They still. taste like Chicken.


48 posted on 11/22/2012 1:16:10 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: sgfan1212

This is exactly what I told my family on Christmas Eve 2010. They thought I was crazy then and they still do. They all voted for Obama again instead of paying attention, or even bothering to ask me why I said that. It was a nice Thanksgiving without them.


49 posted on 11/22/2012 9:18:01 PM PST by firebrand
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

It is because of the amount of land the male needs to have as his territory in order to mate. It’s not about food. I think if people knew this, they would burn the 9 million acres down in rage. One bird requires an obscene amount of territory in order to reproduce and everything must revolve around his pecker.


50 posted on 11/22/2012 9:24:33 PM PST by firebrand
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