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Sunday, March 13, 2005

The War on our National Forsets

O.k,now,I have been trying to keep my George Bush hating, republican bashing tirades to a minimum, but I have to let loose today.

I simply cannot believe what this man is now doing to the few remaining wildlands and the creatures that inhabit them. It simply defies logic of any sort. I am just so disgusted,outraged and sadened at what he plans to do here.
My heart is heavy when I think of the fate of these sacred places.

What is happening to this country ?? Who is this crazy man, and why does it seem that half of this country is sleeping?? Why do they not see??

It seems he is just hell bent on destroying and exploiting every last bit of this country for profit and greed.Nothing is sacred, nothing is off limits. Not even the constitutuion. He has unjustly waged war on other counties,this countries poor and middle class and now, our National Forsest and the few pathetic laws that were in place to protect them and their inhabitants. He has simply gutted and made a mockery of those hard won laws and regulations.

We are moving increasingly away from a democracy towards something very different, something run by bigotted right wing evangelical christians who seek to take away our freedoms and force us to worship their gods.

Why are we allowing this ? Fear. We are so afraid of another terorist attack like 911 that we have lost all grip on reality and common sense.Our fear has allowed us to elect the most inept president in history.

It's funny,because you dont think it can ever really happen. "Of course, we say , trying to reassure ourselves," the best man will always get the job. Someone smart, fair , who loves this country and upholds the ideal of the presodency to its highest honour. You assume that someone mature, level headed and selfless will get the job."

You would never imagine, in your wildest dreams that a complete mindless, self serving idiot could actually win ,but it happened,it really happened and its almost hard to believe.

How does this happen, shurely our system is foolproof.

It's simple really.

What happens when a country is so sharply divided that we have the ignorant and apathetic masess deciding who wins?

Well, we get an ignorant and apathetic person in the white house.

We should never take for granted our freedoms. It all seems so stable, doesnt it ?? It is a facade.We are only ever centimeters away from total collapse and regime change.It only takes a few nut balls to get in there, pull the wool over everyones eyes, appoint a few of their buddies to high position, change a few laws, pay some people off and before you know it everything is different, and there is not a damn thing that can be done, short of violent revolution, NOT something I advocate.

Look at India, it used to be the hub of the world, look at Rome, and so many others.We may think we are on top now,but history is rife with civilizations, empires and countries that have risen and fallen,and it can happen very easily.

You just wake up one day ,look around and say, " what happened to my country?"

I am scared,very,very scared .

Please read the article below and pass it on to your friends. ~ Pixie

Bush Plans Further Cuts in Forest Protections
Next Monday marks the final day for public comment on a proposed new Bush Administration rule that will restrict public input and environmental review of forest management plans under the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). It will also rescind wildlife protections that were established decades ago under President Reagan.
Under the Bush Administration's proposed forest plan rules, it would no longer be necessary to complete an environmental impact statement, a basic requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
This is not the first move by the Bush Administration to reduce the role of NEPA in forest policy. Its "Healthy Forest Initiative" eliminated nearly all environmental reviews for logging in the public's forests. [1]
Environmental impact statements ensure that forest decisions are based on the best available science. By removing this step, an important tool for forest managers to evaluate plans for potential harm to water, wildlife, old-growth and roadless areas is eliminated.
Wildlife viability requirements will also be negated, meaning that viable levels of native fish and wildlife populations will no longer need to be maintained. The Forest Service will also be relieved of duties to monitor wildlife populations. Instead, forest plans need only a "framework to provide the characteristics of ecosystem diversity in the plan area." [2] Disclosure, and even studying, cumulative impacts of management activities across the national forests will be unnecessary under the new regulations.
The proposed changes also ignore the role of science in the decision-making process. Under the new rules, agency officials are actually given the discretion to ignore scientific evidence and recommendations. [3]
Environmentalists point out that lack of reliable public information regarding environmental consequences of forest plans -- combined with increased discretionary power over the level of scientific involvement in forest planning -- will mean an open door for corporate incursions into timber, mining and oil resources in our nation's forests.
"This is yet another example of the Bush administration putting industry profits ahead of the interests of Americans," Randi Spivak, executive director of the American Lands Alliance, told BushGreenwatch. "The new rules reject science and demonstrate blatant disregard for public input. Americans care deeply about the places where they hike, fish and relax, and want to protect these places for future generations. With Bush¹s allegiance to the timber, oil and gas industries, what is now a forest heritage could soon be history."
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1 comment:

Niamh said...

"We are moving increasingly away from a democracy towards something very different, something run by bigotted right wing evangelical christians who seek to take away our freedoms and force us to worship their gods."

so INCREDIBLY true and so sad! :(
hi btw :) I've been fascinated by your transformation of this bus! But I had to comment here on this entry, god I hate this beast of a man who is destroying this country! And wow, I just can't get over how true what I quoted you in sayin is and how very neatly it sums up what I feel about the "W" Mind if I watch this page :)
good luck in your trip! :)