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BUSH EXPECTED TO PROMOTE NEW FOREST POLICY
OregonLive.com ^ | 8-21-02 | MICHAEL MILSTEIN & JIM BARNETT

Posted on 08/21/2002 9:47:05 AM PDT by madfly

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Here you go, Dave!
1 posted on 08/21/2002 9:47:05 AM PDT by madfly
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ping
2 posted on 08/21/2002 9:47:53 AM PDT by madfly
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To: Grampa Dave
Sorry about the terrible formatting. This one was really a challenge!!!:(
3 posted on 08/21/2002 9:49:26 AM PDT by madfly
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To: madfly
The envirowackos will hate him. But then again, they must also hate Daschle. Heh.
4 posted on 08/21/2002 9:49:41 AM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense
The environmental wackos should go out and risk their lives fighting the wildfires.
5 posted on 08/21/2002 9:55:48 AM PDT by kneezles
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To: kneezles
Yep. But they won't. All talk, no action.
6 posted on 08/21/2002 9:56:13 AM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense
Let the environmental group whine all they want. It's not their land and they are NOT the only ones who have a say in it. Just ask the people that had to endure the fires this summer in Colorao, Arizona, Oregon and other places. The burning makes sense but we could never expect the environmentalist extremists groups to understand anything that makes sense. I for one am sick and tired of their bellyaching. I wonder how many of them live in houses made of wood! Hypocrites, all!!!
7 posted on 08/21/2002 9:57:25 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: madfly
It could also incite a storm of opposition from environmental groups that argue logging only will do more harm to Western forests.

Well the way I see it .. We can either thin the forrest with logging or

Continue to use the Enviro Whacko's plan/idea

I'm thinking the whacko's plan ain't working so I'm willing to try the logging

At least the damn forrest won't burn to the ground

8 posted on 08/21/2002 10:03:11 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: madfly; All
I'm sending Milstean a copy of Nunya's article about Mark Vande Pol's book....will you join me???

I'll be amazed to see Kitzhaber here tomorrow...he's about as fond of Medford as he is of Klamath Falls! LOL! Besides he usually can't be bothered with things like this.....And if I get the chance I'm giving Pres. Bush a copy of "Natural Process".

9 posted on 08/21/2002 10:05:44 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: madfly
I won't be holding my breath but this looks promising.

Thanks for the ping Mad...Link to similar thread HERE

EBUCK

10 posted on 08/21/2002 10:07:36 AM PDT by EBUCK
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To: AuntB
Aunt with a cause!!! Go get 'em B!!!

EBUCK

11 posted on 08/21/2002 10:08:39 AM PDT by EBUCK
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To: madfly
Bush expected to promote new forest policy

Jenny been talkin' 'bout owls and minnows. She don't want no one in the woods. Jenny sits in trees and hates Mr. Bush. She chants and smokes funny cigarettes. Jenny says she wants to burn down lots of houses. She hates loggers. But I say, stupid is, as stupid does.

12 posted on 08/21/2002 10:15:04 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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". Just ask the people that had to endure the fires this summer in Colorao, Arizona, Oregon "

We are going to be there tomorrow to put in our two cents. Our Sheriff says they have a section fenced off for the protestors.

President Bush will arrive Thursday on Air Force One at 9:55 a.m.(pacific) at the Medford (Oregon) Airport and then tour some of the fire damage near Ruch. He will make his speech at the Compton Arena at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Central Point at 12:45 p.m. The speech is by invitation & ticket only, so I do not know if there will be any other access for the public.

I will try to take pictures!!

13 posted on 08/21/2002 10:17:21 AM PDT by AuntB
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Environmental groups, long critical of the president for appointing friends of timber and other industries to top posts, said the president is simply using Western wildfires to justify increased logging. They said cutting would likely target the most valuable large trees instead of the smaller wood that poses the greatest fire risk.

What else can they say? They don't have a limb or twig to stand on so they fabricate a platform out of thin air. And anything growing out of that stance will not even approximate logic.

Unless, of course, one can honestly admit that logging trees for profit hurts the forests and the civilization that exist near them.

14 posted on 08/21/2002 10:27:12 AM PDT by GretchenEE
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To: AuntB
And if you see Wyden.......ask him why only east side forests are slated for the 'fast-track' for thinning. Where are all the fires?

Under the Craig/Wyden proposal....almost ALL of the west side forests would be off limits due to the 120 year old 'old-growth' parameters.
15 posted on 08/21/2002 10:31:43 AM PDT by justshe
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To: Diddle E. Squat
STUPIDITY SHOULD BE PAINFUL.:<)
16 posted on 08/21/2002 10:33:28 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: madfly
Great news, even to the few of us who knew it was coming.

Unfortunately, the president is correct in saying the costs of fighting wildfires are out of control. I'd say the cost are escalating out of control in proportion to the massive wildfires themselves.

The USDA budget has been increased as much as it possibly can. Around 80% of the increased funding is earmarked for the Forestry department.

Now that the governors and senators who went along with the envirowacko policies of the last three decades in exchange for votes and are reaping the bitter harvest of what they sowed....I suggest they let the FREE MARKET provide a solution to the problem.

Last month I began talking to Foresters and the contractors they hire: very soon there will be a LOT of work for those with the record, certifications and ambition to follow though on the president's idea. There are many willing and experienced hands and minds ready to help. I want the old timber management crowd in on this from the get go, so that we can expetide the cure to environazi insanity.

Hope it works.

17 posted on 08/21/2002 10:33:30 AM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: kneezles
"The environmental wackos should go out and risk their lives fighting the wildfires."

LOL...we say that all the time. It'll never happen. They are theorists, not practicianers. They're too busy hugging trees to bother stopping their destruction.

18 posted on 08/21/2002 10:36:29 AM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: madfly
Great, lumber prices are ridiculously high. Let's start increasing supply.
19 posted on 08/21/2002 10:39:09 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Forests are for "building" not "burning.

Smokey the Bear

20 posted on 08/21/2002 10:41:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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