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Fate of species threatened

November 27, 2013

If you did not know, our Pennsylvania Endangered Species Act has been placed on a guillotine and is close to getting chopped and dismembered. House Bill 1576 passed November 14....

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Nov-28-13 5:53 PM

President Obama pardoned the Thanksgiving turkey today saying: "You can keep your head if you like it."

Immediately afterward, the Obama family sat down to a nice turkey dinner.

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Nov-28-13 2:42 PM

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE", I hope you enjoy this time with your families.

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Nov-28-13 9:14 AM

Quick fact: the typical American Thanksgiving turkey will not fit into the standard European household oven.

Just another reason I have no desire to be like Europe.

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Nov-28-13 7:06 AM

I am thankful that liberals have not shut everything down that makes Thanksgiving possible.....turkey farms, bread manufacturing, high-cholesterol gravy, corn fructose in our cranberries, etc.

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Nov-28-13 6:21 AM

Yes Capricorn, happy Thanksgiving to all. Thank God for our blessings. May all have a blessed day. Logging off to go to the deer stand and do some more watching.

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Nov-28-13 6:19 AM

The O&G industry does think there is a certain benefit in the appropriate level of regulation and being good corporate citizen to protect the environment. Most of the majors, medium size companies and large independents generally try to do a good job. Their stockholders and owners understand the negative consequences can be far worse. My biggest concerns are the unethical small companies that sometimes purposely take shortcuts knowing full well it is going to damage others or are just too small that the few people can not know most things about everything. Are mistakes made with the others......sure; look at BP and the Gulf blowout. If this would have been a smaller company, it would have put them out of business.

EPA wants to shut down progress; make their own laws. Look at coal fired powerplants. When will the president make a decision on the XL pipeline; still waiting and waiting. A year ago, there was enough information to make the decision.

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Nov-28-13 6:08 AM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Let's say we take a break today from lashing out at each other and appreciate and be thankful for everything we have in our lives. I hope you all have a great holiday!

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Nov-28-13 5:45 AM

So what's your answer Rick? From the examples you've given it seems the only recourse is to shut down and shutter every business on the face of the planet.

That way no one will have to work, just sit back and collect a government check...but wait...where would the money come from?

Wait a minute.......what would you spend the money on? There would be no food, no utilities, no stores, no hospitals,{gasp} no cell phones, and no government assistance, NOTHING!

If all those conveniences at your fingertips were to disappear you'd be singing a different tune in a heartbeat.

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Nov-27-13 6:55 PM

Yes there are many. Too many to list. But the argument is the safety of manufacturing, the protection of the earth we live on. If there were not regulations things would be far worse. It just puzzles me why the right insists on deregulating and want to self regulate.

Ritty, you also enjoy and have a safe thanksgiving.

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Nov-27-13 6:43 PM

Rick, you called NRA members "terrorists," and your first post on this thread is another one of your typical Chuck-like, over-generalizing, accusatory baloney, so you can can the innocent victim crap.

You list the problems while ignoring all the things and lives that benefit. One analogy you might understand is listing all the plane crashes, then list all the successful flights.

Enjoy your turkey.

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Nov-27-13 6:11 PM

By the way Ritty, I am very rich. Maybe not in money (although I am very comfortable) but in many other things like family and just life in general. There seem to be many unhappy people on here. Perhaps the are wealthy.

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Nov-27-13 6:07 PM

Eric there is a superfund site near lock haven. In fact go to the superfund site for Pennsylvania I didn't even know there were that many. One right here in Williamsport.

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Nov-27-13 6:02 PM

Funny Ritty, I think the same of you. But I won't express it in your tone. About those places I listed, and there are many, many more. Any comments? Are you going to deny that big business, left on it's own, will think profits over anything. I know they will. That is why we need a strong EPA and not state controll. There are stories out there of state government selling it's citizens down the road. Like Texas, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Funny how they are republican control states. PA is next, but hey who cares as long as we make the money.

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Nov-27-13 5:32 PM

Rick, I appreciate the industries that invest time, money, and blood to provide products for me to purchase to make my life pretty darn easy. You want to flip the switch and condemn those who provide it. Worse yet, they make a profit, and because you don't have the stones or skills to be rich yourself, they must be demonized.

Rick, you have zero critical thinking skills and a big mouth — a bad combination, but quite typical from your side of the aisle.

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Nov-27-13 5:24 PM

Hey, Rick:

Do you have an example in Pennsylvania or are you just shooting blanks?

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Nov-27-13 5:23 PM


Living in the past again?

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Nov-27-13 4:44 PM

Minamata, Japan; Love Canal, NY; Bhopal, India; La Oroya, Peru; Dzerzhinsk, Russia; Kabwe, Zambia; Picher, Oklahoma; Murray, Utah; Woburn, Massachusetts. Keep living in your little dream world Ritty. Big business will take care of everything. Republicans are giving the green light dot disaster. But no worries. Tax payers will fix it later, long after the money was made. Cheers

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Nov-27-13 4:42 PM


Your lack of substance in your post is the status quo for liberals.....make an allegation of environmental abuse against an industry, but offer no evidence to support it.

It is too bad that you frightened liberals cannot produce one example of a problem with the gas industry.....just like you can't show one example of success with Obamacare.

Liberalism fails while capitalism is BOSS!

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Nov-27-13 2:32 PM

Phil and Erik make excellent points, as usual. The statists always go too far. Nothing is clean enough or green enough.

People are too rich and there are too many poor. Taxes are too low but only half the people pay them. Economic justice, social justice, they are "the caring kind." Such delusion requires constant reassurance.

Your entire Thanksgiving Day experience is made possible through the recovery, processing, and distribution of fossil fuels. Relax. Enjoy. The environment is safe.

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Nov-27-13 11:51 AM

Erik, I just can't ignore your arrogance. I have tried, but must entertain your jabs. The only ones twisting anything is the Oil and Gas Industry. Twisting the arms of our legislative body to gut the evironment review process and hand over our lands to them lock, stock and barrel. The utter destruction they have already committed, pales in comparison to what they intend to do, once they make ALL the rules.

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Nov-27-13 11:29 AM

Phil is correct.

Rather than using these laws to protect truly endangered species, liberals have twisted it to suit their political agenda against businesses or people they do not like.

Thanks, liberals!

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Nov-27-13 10:17 AM

What do any of you care anyway. You don't see them, you don't think about them, they are not involved in your daily lives. So, if they disappear, what do you care. Now go back to sleep.

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Nov-27-13 9:20 AM

"Just one less tool that liberals will have to harass American companies offering high paying jobs in our area."

Kind of sums everything up here. No need to go on.

Have a great holiday everyone.

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Nov-27-13 9:18 AM

Caring about our environment is one thing, using the environment as a political tool to push an agenda is what we see with leftist environmentalist organizations.

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Nov-27-13 8:52 AM

"Why take this from trained biologists and scientists and give it to untrained bureaucrats?"

The decisions were already being made by bureaucrats. The people in these agencies are not scientists, they are bureaucrats. With this these bureaucrats are being checked by federal bureaucrats. Why would liberals who worship the federal government object to this? For that matter why do they object to species becoming extinct? Isn't that part of the Darwinian order of things? I just don't get the continuous contradictions in liberal thought. Don't get me wrong, I'm all in favor of caring for all that God has given us, but He did give it to us to use. We shouldn't abuse it, but we shouldn't put it off limits either, and that's what has been happening more and more with these agencies. They're out of control and this legislation is designed to rein them in. It may not be the best way, but it does put some limits on them.

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