Timber today, forests forever

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    Just wanted to know if anyone here was interested in logging or clearcutting debates. I could start it off by saying I support both and hope that a decrease in our nation's logging would come to a halt and that our people realize that the extremeists have no clue what they are doing when they chain themselves to trees in order to save them. I will debate with anyone who has a reasonable argument.
     
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    Hey Spazdude,

    Welcome to the board ! :)
     
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    welcome spazdude, I dont believe in clearcutting, period. never ever no. cutting of old growth yes but not ALL, cut some leave some. also with the way that technoligy is going,plastics and the like, also we are well on our way to a paperless society thanks in a large part to the net.[and mastercard] future generations should be able to see a real forest,old growth the way our forefathers wanted for us
     
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    My problem with the latest Bush/GOP policy to thin out forests to "prevent wild fires" is that is so disingenuous. This is really a thinly veiled subsidy for big logging interests at the expense both of the taxpayers and our beautiful national parks and forests. These logging interests have been for years pushing to be able to cut in Yellowstone National Park and many other reserves. Now the Bush administration via an executive order as turned over our national forests to be logged. I don't know that I'd chain myself to a tree, but I know I will work to get rid of this administration which has done little but play Santa Claus, giving gifts to special interests and corporations right and left.
     
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    I am sure if you lived where wild fires can happen you would feel differently. I believe the bill G.W signed has been floating around for years and after the bad fires on the west coast were pushed through. Its to bad everything has to be politicized, its really getting old.
     
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    It has great logic, without any trees there won't be any forest fires.

    Now if we could only pass a "Homeless Thinning" Act, to lower the amount of homeless, rather than actually trying to help them, we simply send them to North Korean stockyards and then, BAM!, problem solved, fewer homeless(and a pretty penny for Cheney).
     
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    egads!!! Im surrounded!! what pray tell do homeless people have to do trees? also we do have a house and senate, both of which must me something new to you. :cof:
     
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    Are you suggesting the new initiative allows logging in Yellowstone?
     
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    and i guess sarcasm must be new to you
     
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    Yes, the new initiative allows for logging in Yellowstone Park.
     

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