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Re: “Tester taken to task

Okay, I’ve been watching all the press on Testor’s bill and have decided to chime in on the debate.

It seems to me that everybody’s micro-analyzing the issue and not looking at the BIG picture: 6 billion (and growing) humans now inhabit the Earth and we (especially Europeans) don’t have a very good track record at planetary symbiosis. We tend to change/harm everything we touch all in the name of sustaining economics/life etc.

What Testor’s bill represents is a Band-Aid for X (the jury is out on what X may be) amount of years. What the future holds for our existence seems spelled out already: wilderness resource extraction, planetary exploration/habitation/resource extraction etc. The Utopian idea that our mtns/forest/water are going to be there, untouched, for our procreating masses, for all time, is wishful thinking.

Even if we were to “save” all the existing “roadless” (anyone who has spent time in these contested areas knows full well that there are plenty of roads left over, from the 40s on up) areas, some future generation (see X) will most likely find loopholes to extract/harm these areas AGAIN.

So, political corruption aside, Testor’s bill at least TRIES to find a balance for ALL (even if temporary) to enjoy, and live off of, the local wilds that we so love. Put aside the petty micro-analyzing and realize the positives that this Band-Aid bill provides

Posted by Dave N. on 02/20/2010 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Tester thwarts Forest Service

Okay, I’ve been watching all the press on Tester’s bill and have decided to chime in on the debate.

It seems to me that everybody’s micro-analyzing the issue and not looking at the BIG picture: 6 billion (and growing) humans now inhabit the Earth and we (especially Europeans) don’t have a very good track record at planetary symbiosis. We tend to change/harm everything we touch all in the name of sustaining economics/life etc.

What Tester’s bill represents is a Band-Aid for X (the jury is out on what X may be) amount of years. What the future holds for our existence seems spelled out already: wilderness resource extraction, planetary exploration/habitation/resource extraction etc. The Utopian idea that our mtns/forest/water are going to be there, untouched, for our procreating masses, for all time, is wishful thinking.

Even if we were to “save” all the existing “roadless” (anyone who has spent time in these contested areas knows full well that there are plenty of roads left over, from the 40s on up) areas, some future generation (see X) will most likely find loopholes to extract/harm these areas AGAIN.

So, political corruption aside, Tester’s bill at least TRIES to find a balance for ALL (even if temporary) to enjoy, and live off of, the local wilds that we so love. Put aside the petty micro-analyzing and realize the positives that this Band-Aid bill provides

Posted by Dave N. on 02/19/2010 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Uncivil questionnaire

Hear hear Mr. Landry! Look, listen, and learn before joining "groupthink diddoheads" on important issues. One of the biggest threats to our populace is the lack of taking time to research and analyze an issue before acting out irrationally.

Posted by Dave N. on 02/03/2010 at 2:02 PM

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