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Fri Mar 9, 2012, 06:42 AM

The Trees Are All Right - Romney and Santorum don't understand the real value of our nation's public

In most of the American West, the trees are not the right height, which may frighten Mitt Romney, and some of them are so old as to challenge the biblical view of creation that Rick Santorum wants taught in schools.

The tallest trees in the world, the coast redwoods of northern California, grow to 378 feet — more than half the size of Seattle’s Space Needle. The oldest trees in the world, bristlecone pines that cling to hard ground in Nevada’s Great Basin, can live for up to 5,000 years.



We can't have trees older than the bible stories.

Romney, of course, famously said he liked the trees of Michigan because they were “just the right height” — a bizarre and harmless pander. But last month, in a campaign swing that was overlooked by the national press, Romney told a gathering in Nevada that he wasn’t much of a fan of the trees on public land — at least that was the impression he left.

He said, “I don’t know what the purpose is” of the great American public land legacy — a domain that includes 190 million acres of national forests, 52 million acres of national parks, and more than 500 million acres of open range, wildlife refuges and other turf under management of the Interior Department.




http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/the-trees-are-all-right/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120309


Greed runs through their veins and if they can't see one of their cronies making a fortune, there is no value.

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liberal N proud Mar 2012 OP
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #1
peacebird Mar 2012 #2
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #3
liberal N proud Mar 2012 #5
nykym Mar 2012 #4
ellisonz Mar 2012 #6

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 07:43 AM

1. In PA they're planning a pipeline that would knock out 300 acres of untouched forest.

 

Over 200,000 mature trees would be destroyed so they can send fracking gas to MD and NY. Corbett's all for it.

Oh, it would also cross over 100 streams and go through 41 wetlands. Good plan. Good plan.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 07:48 AM

2. They really do want us to become china, don't they? No environmental regulations, just depend on the

Goodness of the corporations. Don't these people remember Love Canal? Or how about the cayuhoga river?
Just WHERE do they think they will live after polluting everything?

Hell - even my DOG is smart enough not to crap in his crate.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 07:54 AM

3. Apparently not everyone cares about the future we leave to our children and their children...

 

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 09:29 AM

5. Yes - the corporations and their government minions do look to China for inspiration

How to destroy an environment.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 09:05 AM

4. I was thinking of Romney's line on trees

Something was gnawing at me about the comment, "just the right height" for what LYNCHING!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 07:22 PM

6. K & R

It’s clearly flyover country to Santorum. But try telling the many federal forest and park rangers, the smokejumpers and fish biologists, the backcountry avalanche experts and the game wardens, all of whom live in Western towns — and keep the economy in those places humming — that they “don’t live here.”


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