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Re: “A worthy investment

Facade -- you can put all the makeup you wish on that pig (giant tourist warehouse w/kitchenettes), it'll still be a pig!

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Posted by Joe Bear on 07/17/2016 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Searching for answers

Steve I am honored that you served our country, I might be speaking some other language or dead if it weren't for people like you who answered the call, thank you very much from the deepest part of my heart as an American Born and raised. As far as your question on these Military rifles, I understand your point , I don't like these guns as a hunting weapon period, matter of fact I have reverted back to the old lever win 32 special while I can still see the open sights hahaha. There is a lot of folks out there , especially down south and back east that have a different view as they are on top of the racism, government , etc.. I personally can't tell them what to use as a gun or what they should buy, sort of sad we as Americans are so scared we want to be armed or have access to this style of weapon. I Knew a G. B. that came back with several guns but he was pretty privileged, I doubt most GI's could come home with a way of converting their guns to fully auto on a selector switch, thank God as I know some who were never the same person I knew before they left. Yes as an NRA member for years, an organization 200 years old or better who we all learned how to shot and handle a rifle, I can't answer you without going into depth with the Nation we once called a free country under God with our rights in stone. The old saying give them an inch they take a mile is what has divided us and caused this weapon to surface in my simple minded opinion, At one time the Democratic folks stood up for us working men and women, vets, etc. , now they want to take our guns away the same way Australia did, and I can't go along with that as an American, my Dad was a WW11 vet, they fought a terrible war as you did to, bless you and every single vet no matter what the war or political crap, Damn, you served, answered the call, I wish these younger folks would see just how proud and tough all of our fighting men and women have and still are peace be with you, give your kids a hug, and Grandkids ,thankyou for being who you are

Posted by Tom Kloote on 07/01/2016 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Destroyed trust

Aside from the question of whether the logging (and the new roads and bridge necessitated by log hauling) will accomplish what the FS has in mind on this timber sale, the public process demonstrated by FS planners on the Westside project leaves no doubt about their low regard for meaningful involvement by the owners of the public forests.
While steamrolling toward their preconceived plan the Bitterroot National Forest undermined the process of the Bitterroot Restoration Committee, a "consensus-based", "collaborative" group meant to find common ground amongst "traditional adversaries" in the hopes of avoiding litigation on proposed projects. The BNF hijacked a much smaller BRC proposal in the area while it was being discussed by the BRC and before the smaller (about 1/3 the size) proposal could be finalized, let alone find consensus. The work of the BRC was made moot; "collaboration" was shown to be a ruse; and the purpose of "collaboration" was negated. The name of the timber sale is loaded with rhetorical disinformation. It is called, the Westside Collaborative Restoration project. It is "westside" but not "collaborative" or "restoration". Those words are added by the FS in order to access pots of taxpayer money and shortcut public process available for logging timber sales that qualify as such. This timber sale does not. The BRC has become simply a discussion group loaded in the timber industry and FS favor used to greenwash FS projects. The FS continues to bastardize the English language, making George Orwell look like he lacked imagination in double-speak.

Posted by Larry Campbell on 06/30/2016 at 9:08 AM

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