Where Do National Parks
had to shake my head in disgust over an article on the restoration
of Teddy Roosevelt’s home on Sagamore Hill in Long Island.
A $6.2 million project to begin spring 2012. If you look at
pictures of this beautiful home (I hope he thanked the taxpayers) it
hardly looks to be falling down.
I think of the millions
of people who no longer have homes due to our current administration
as the dilapidation of homes in the working class neighborhoods
rise . In this poverty stricken country repairs are just not
Wanting to do the work
in the 90's, the restoration was halted. No funds. By 2008. The
National Park System already had an $8 billion dollar backlog.
This was the same year the funding was rewarded for renovation.
Hummm, No money? but rewarded more? Shouldn’t they
have concentrated on fixing the backlog of other broken park
infrastructure’s before adding another $6.4 million while
creating more debt? Since 2008 the Parks backlog has
accelerated. As of this year 2012 the current backlog is $11
billion with 3.7 billion critical backlog. Remember this is all a
bill on the taxpayers (you
How can tourism survive if noone has extra money to
travel? Ahem... other then the wealthy that is. I guess it is safe to
say only the 1% could enjoy this privledge. It would also seem like the
Roosevelt heirs might step
in and offer help on restoration costs. Certainly they must have
fat bank rolls to burn. Quoted in the article by Amy Verone , project
chief of cultural resources:
“it’s important to preserve history and heritage and with
the same problems we faced then that we are facing us now, a
place like Sagamore Hill will help remind the public of
Remind the Public of what?
How a 28 room mansion cost the public plenty while most were struggling
to combat poverty at this time in history? How politicians and
their elite families took from the poor to acquire riches the average
Americans would never see? How Roosevelt owned relics
worth billions even back then? Preservation for relics that were
then the taxpayers tab?
This is similar to the land grab issues involving
Federal Takeover of our State Federal lands for government
ownership and control of all lands surrounding the “Olympic
National Heritage Site”. The Olympic National Parks
current Backlog one year later 2012 of $11 million. NO
FUNDS. As our current national parklands go to hell and the money
pots have been drained, they are crying for more to manage
130,000 acres and all the water on it. Perhaps these lands were
neglected because they weren’t full of priceless antiques and
material items. How important is conservation and preservation to
the National Parks System? They are definitely not concentrating on the
planet. This is what most corporate environmental groups
don’t understand. The government is using them as a tool in
proposing this plan that will be putting thousands of peninsula
citizens out of current and future jobs for untruths and false science,
watersheds and land conservation, with scare tactics. There is no
problem in Grays Harbor County other then a practically -0
economy. More Cuts on the way folks. Open your eyes people. You
are paying for this frivolous land grabbing just as you are
paying for the restoration of a millionaires estate, with millionaire
heirs looking on. It’s all National Park. The Nation Pays.
Is this money being well spent in a
hungry society? Making taxpayers pay for their own demise?
More park enhancement of restricted areas
for wilderness.? Or food on your plates, roofs over your heads
and jobs that might provide an inkling of anything for a family?
It’s costing you. Preservation of already protected land is
a pathetic excuse to scam more to take away from the
people, who are expected to pay for it. I don’t have to
tell you that there are NO FUNDS for this ether. Dry pot. Trading of
deeds does not free you from a bill of any kind. It will come with all
kinds of tax hikes, added taxes, special licenses with super fees,
restricted shortened hunting and fishing seasons anything else that can
be mustered up.
These will not cover the ever increasing costs. We all know or should
be informed that Wilderness does not create jobs. It never has
and never will.
Would a larger park be nice? Sure it would.
Would the restoration of Roosevelt’s home be nice? Sure it would.
A lot of things would be nice IF their weren’t so many things of
greater NEED. Needs for the people ....not more taking from them
for drempt up niceties. Taking time for issues NOT important at
this time of economic crisis. We are still trying to
recover from what they have
already taken. It really points to the irresponsible
administration that currently occupy our local, state and federal
offices. Some are not qualified to make responsible
decisions. They can not separate fact from fabrication.
made THREE separate contradictions within the same public
newspaper article trying to defend herself from looking foolish. Lying
in her statements that the people were for this inneeded proposal, when
in fact most are NOT and for reasons already mentioned. Dicks has
publicly falsified many
of these issues in his public statements. In fact Dicks didn't
even know where the land boundries of state federal and tribal
territories started or ended. Not surprising as he never lifted a
finger to care or oversee management of these lands he was elected to
tend over 30 years ago. Are Dicks and Murray
even competent to be in a position of serving the people? when in fact
they can’t even keep their spiel straight?
themselves for self recognition is more fitting to the job they have
done and all the voices they have not been listening to. They continue
not listen.They gotta go! Plain and simple. With a plentiful supply of
environmental lobby money they are sticking to their guns (so to
speak). What about you? The tax payer? You that already have a 16
trillion dollar tab to pick up? Are you wanting more debt for park?
Don’t you just love giving your hard earned dollars to our
“new type of government”? They take so much pride in
calling themselves that. If you like playing roulette I guess they are
the Government for you. It’s just a big casino robbing us for
their ante offers while the taxpayers bank keeps getting smaller.
Once our ante 's are gone the game is over and WE LOSE! There is
no place for a bigger park or wasteful restoration projects to
cripple this nation further. We deserve affordable heathcare, and good
to exist on, education to learn skills and values for a strong
thriving and honest society. Guess what? Jobs do provide just
that and a new administration would see we moved in that
direction. With out these necessities we can’t really consider
lives to have much quality now can we? A change in our
administration is needed IMMEDIATELY and is vital to our
survival. Siding with this land grab just shows you where Dicks
and Murray’s priorities lay. I assure you it is not
with the people. It's all about the "Norm Dicks Legacy" and controlling
and owning our resources.
Water shortage and pollution problems do not start
here. It starts where the cities and urban sprawls continue to over
populate and waste. They have been a wasteful society of
(non biodegradable). They have not conserved and their local
governments have closed their eyes. Not wanting to build and
secure reservoirs and
provide strong sound infrastructure methods to handle what has been
there and broken. Ofcourse here they come. Wanting more land so
leave behind more muddy carbon footprints. They have spoiled
their areas and now their desires are to come take ours. Would
they be responsive to us if we lined their public
sidewalks and easements around their houses and property day and night
to escape our settlements? How would they feel if we out of
towner’s decided we had better plans for their yards and we
didn’t like what their chemical fertilizers and sprays were doing
to our air and water quality?
goes up must come down.
What if we
made city and urban lives hell by crowding their
streets in protest of all the oils that leak from their vehicles, the
detergents, industrial cleaners and other poisons that go down the
drains at an accelerated rate daily. Their crying about
shortages? Shall we protest to meter their toilets so they
don’t waste flushes? Do they forget about the tons
of T.P. that flush into
their heavily chemically treated sewage plants 24 hours a day?
Where do they think all these things go? Do they think their
pollution will all
just disappear? Out of sight Out of mind. Where do these people
idea we here in Quinault are polluting the earth?
Over 120 years of rural Quinault living verses 120 years
city and urban
growth. They logged the wooded forests of
Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia and the rest was history. We’ve been
logging here on the
replanting the working forests. We continue to grow
more trees instead of inflicting these areas with over population and
development. 120 years later who kept a clean, healthy, pristine
environment? and who showed responsibility in taking care of our area
replacing whats been taken? Not the People who are crying wolf
and not the government! We the landowners and our responsible
State and county decisions have, without due
respect from these "save all environmental fanatics". The Park
exceeds over 1 million acres
they can enjoy. We must keep these remaining lands out
“National” decision makers hands and from those that
work or live here. They can leave their footprints in the current
existing ONP and leave the rest alone!
These Environmental bullies used to be welcomed
into our community. Not anymore. Only so much disrespect can be
tolerated. These Grabbers need to stay home and address issues in
their own neighborhoods where they have chosen to live. They are
meddlers that create turmoil for pleasure. Like a spreading
disease........an epidemic out to kill anything in their way.
These environmental groups
have succeeded in the near
extermination of our timber industry and the industries that use timber
products and by-products. Products the world uses (including
themselves). The "Wild Olympics Plan" has even caused "Mr. Green
Jeans" Roy Knott (poster boy for "Wild Olympics" ads) to file for
bankruptcy. Roy uses wood by-products to make his Panel Tech
products. Is Roy's karma already catching up with him?
Roy made his living off the timber industry and then back
stabbed those who made it possible for him to start his own wood
replacement business. I guess Roy wasn't thinking about the wood
by-products he was making his panels out of while also causing heavy
heat emissions into our "clean air" atmosphere. You are guilty
Roy in aiding the "Global Warming" you are blaming us for.
Unexpected cutbacks are now affecting his employees. Roy
promoted putting peninsula residents out of work. Sometimes you
get what you ask for when least expected. See you in the food