Might ruffle some feathers with this onePosted Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 2:09 PM
I've said before that I'm not a real political person. I am not.
What I do hate is complete Idiocy. There is a lot of that, without doubt. It's as though the "Powers That Be" weren't born with a lick of sense.
This hit me while we were driving around looking at some of the logging being done. I absolutely support logging. I know a lot of people don't. But these pictures are of the area that I live in during the summer, and it's very well done. The loggers maintain the road, or pay to have it done. There are masses of trees that are still growing, and logging some of them helps the new growth become stronger.
As you can see, there are countless numbers of trees
These logging roads are up pretty high, and I love going up where not many go. And I love looking at large impressive machines
It makes Jilly look pretty tiny
The size of this grapple is pretty cool!
The above pictures is a how it looks like on a well managed logging area.
Below is how it looks when the Government steps in and says we have to protect and not cut the "Poor wittle twees" (baby talk sarcasm)
I mean, how pretty is all this? I don't know all their reasoning, but I know they have all kinds of jargon for the stupidity. These were burned several years ago, and no one was ever allowed to go get the dead trees. Many many people would have LOVED to go get them and use them to heat their homes in bad times. Locals would have gone in and done it on their own time, with loving care for the land they call home, with NO charge to the government. Many many could have benefitted from this. BUT No one was allowed to. Still. Eventually, our government will have to go in and do something about it. How much do you suppose that will cost? Such a waste of such a great resource, but not only that. We will pay for what the "Smart Ones" will decide needs to be done.
I don't believe it is a plot or conspiracy or any other ridiculous notions like that, but I do believe if you don't live in an area, keep your mouth shut.
I have another discussion coming, and I can't wait to hear thoughts on that one.
We've been in the middle of a controversy, that has made me want to wring necks. Of course, I'm sweet, so I don't. Yet....
I sure welcome your thoughts on logging
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