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Janie Wright xspoohie@hotmail.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 19:37:54 -0700

Hello !!
We oregonians are being sold short, so anout 2000 of uss decided to protest 
about it in Downtown today.  I could only join the last bit of it.. actually 
it is still going on... the hunger pain got severe.. so I had to exit. At 
least we are voiceing our opinion..

>From: Miron Mizrahi <mironmizrahi@yahoo.com>
>To: powderworks <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject: [Powderworks] (no subject)
>Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 09:44:04 -0700 (PDT)
>excerpt from Yahoo
>By Adam Entous
>WACO, Texas (Reuters) - Touring areas in Oregon devastated by
>wildfire, President Bush ( news - web sites) on Thursday will
>propose easing regulations and environmental reviews to speed the
>removal of timber from fire-prone U.S. forests.
> >>>> I like the idea. pity we can't do the same in medicine.
>something along the lines of "let's remove the liver from alcohol
>prone drinkers".
>Bush's critics said the move showed contempt for the environment and
>would amount to a windfall for the timber industry.
> >>>> methinks they are right. it might end up being the right
>solution but shouldn't we at least think about for a while?
>The White House called it proactive forest management. By reducing
>the density of trees, the administration hopes to prevent
>devastating wildfires like the one that swept through Squires Peak
>near Medford, Oregon.
> >>>> this really makes me laugh. forests seem to have managed
>themselves rather well before we arrived. some of them actually
>achieved modest growth rates. how about some "proactive urban
>development"? it's not that I do not have sympathy for the people
>affected by these widlfires. I do. but I also have sympathy for the
>people in Hurricane Alley. how come we don't hear any "proactive"
>talk from the govt. about it. is it because there is nothing to be
>done or because no major industry stands to benefit? I get the
>feeling that the people of Oregon are being sold short by GWB.
>It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
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