July 14, 2020

Profound? Maine Moose Biologist Theorizes Fewer Moose Means Fewer Deadly Winter Ticks

For at least a decade I have been beating a drum that Global Warming is NOT the cause of Maine’s – and other state’s – increase in the winter tick which is killing off the moose population – a natural occurrence. My proclamation has been that if the state would reduce the moose population to a sensible level, one that actually meets the real “carrying capacity” of the habitat, we would, in turn, see the tick population decrease and result in a healthier bunch of moose.

After all these years, according to the Portland Press Herald, Maine’s lead moose biologist is suggesting a “study” to prove or disprove his thesis that fewer moose would make for fewer ticks and a healthier moose population.

WOW! PROFOUND!

Here are some issues of which I have concerns about. First, the proposal is to conduct the study within half a hunting zone…District 4. Is this a large enough study area to achieve viable data to prove or disprove anything?

Second, can ANY study be legitimate if those conducting the study are still so deeply mired in the nonsense that ticks have increased due to a warming planet? I know the answer to that question…NO!

Third, it is getting to the point that moose study after moose study has resulted in conclusions that we have already known. Collaring of moose in two general regions of Maine has shown mortality rates for the animals. The data seem to indicate that the moose population is continuing to decline and it is believed that declination is due to the winter tick…mainly that tick mortality on moose is destroying the moose calf survivability rate.

Terrific! So, why doesn’t somebody begin conducting some real studies of the winter tick? It is terrible science to continue with more moose studies about ticks when nobody knows, or refuses to understand, about the winter tick. Any real tick studies are old. All new tick “studies” are nothing more than offering lip service about the tick based on cherry picked pieces of data from ancient tick studies that conveniently fit the modern narrative of Global Warming. This kind of work is either criminal or just plain lazy ignorance.

The senseless beating of a dead horse about global warming just isn’t getting the job done because it is promoting a false thesis, unprovable and extremely political. Every study that I have read about the winter tick disproves any theory about its growth due to “Global Warming.” Ticks grow and proliferate in regions of cold much farther north than Maine and much farther south. The winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, is prolific all over the world, seemingly viable in most any climate…hot, dry, wet, etc. Calling for “old fashioned” winters in Maine will do nothing to mitigate the tick problem. Without real knowledge about the tick, how can an honest study be conducted on the effects of the tick on moose by only examining and tracking the moose?

I would suppose that after six years of moose studies, to finally reach a point where one biologist proposes a theory about the relationship between moose numbers and ticks should be examined, is a good thing. My concerns I have just listed, which are substantial, leaves us, before any study has begun, wondering of what value any data collected would have.

One has to even wonder if these new studies are simply just another way to promote the man-controlled thesis of Global Warming?

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Making Stuff Up, Shifts the Wildlife Management Paradigm

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR), formerly known as the Wellington House, is, to put it bluntly so all can understand, a brainwashing institution whose sole purpose is: “…to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.” I’m quite certain the majority of readers do not want to believe this and that’s alright. It doesn’t really matter one way or the other what you think about all this. TIHR does believe this and they are going about their business while we dither blindly.

A few years back, I wrote a piece all about the Wellington House, now the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. If interested in learning some of how and why the world has gotten to the point that everything is upside-down and makes little sense, click on the link above and have a good read. I will make a note at this juncture that most all of the information that I wrote about back then is factually true. Some aspects of the piece, I have since gained much knowledge about and would change. However, the concept and the lists of organizations that are readily contributing to the altering of the way you think (or lack thereof) and act, are accurate.

Carl Pope, a former executive director of the Sierra Club, once said, “…environmentalism is part of a broader progressive movement.” The Broader Progressive Movement has many agendas, one of which, goes along with the Tavistock’s stated mission: “…to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.” It is no real secret that this movement intends to “gain new understanding and knowledge” (a stated goal of the Left’s Second Nature and the Aspen Institute) and to “shift the paradigm” as to how wildlife management is discussed and perceived. If you don’t understand what all of this means, it’s easy. They intend to “gain new understanding and knowledge,” i.e. make stuff up, and “shift the paradigm,” or force the lies down all of our throats.

To accomplish this, enough people must be duped into believing what they are being told. I often refer to these followers as useful idiots and/or “True Believers.” This task becomes easier the more dumbed down a society becomes; those incapable of independent and critical thinking.

Eric Hoffer, author of “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements,” writes: “All mass movements generate in their adherents a readiness to die and a proclivity for united action; all of them, irrespective of the doctrine they preach, and the program they project, breed fanaticism, enthusiasm, fervent hope, hatred and intolerance; all of them are capable of releasing a powerful flow of activity in certain departments of life; all of them demand blind faith and single hearted allegiance.

“All movements however different in doctrine and aspiration, draw their early adherence from the same types of humanity; they all appeal to the same types of minds. At first they come gently. With power they speak and act boldly.”

A close examination of exactly what Hoffer is describing is enough to blow the minds of the sane and rational, i.e. those with a brain left to think and to see.

If Environmentalism, which goes hand in hand with Animal Rights, is only a part of a broader promotion of the Progressive Movement, then it is only logical to conclude that things like wolf introduction, predator protection, balance of nature, Climate Change, and wildlife management in general are part of that movement in which “new understanding and knowledge” (lies) and a “paradigm shift” (forcing it down our throats) are all a part of the bigger movement.

Why is it necessary to make stuff up and then force everyone to see things differently? Does “truth” then become nothing more than one’s ideological narrative, because that, they have been convinced, is the “new knowledge and understanding?”

This illness is prevalent in everything…I mean EVERYTHING. Climate Change, as sold to the masses of True Believers, is an unprovable theory, and yet those claiming to be scientists, and have paid for a college degree that gives them the right to say so, practice their profession based on an unprovable theory.

Decades have been spent fine tuning the North American Model of Wildlife Management, and the Broader Progressive Movement is intent on destroying it; or in their own words, to promote their “new knowledge and understanding,” regardless of whether it is fact or fiction, and then force all others to accept their new religion.

State fish and wildlife departments are now 100% rife with Environmentalism. Most of what they do, to the few of us remaining, makes no sense as they muddle through confounded acts of what they believe to be science/biology that are strangled by Climate Change.

These departments are controlled by the non scientific strings of Environmentalism now disguised as “social demands.”

I could spend the day giving example after example of how, through the deliberate act of “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America,” Environmentalism, a broader progressive movement, but if you can’t see it and won’t see it, then you are, more than likely, a blind True Believer: one who has at first, “come gently” but now, “speak and act boldly.”

As part of this movement, you have been brainwashed. It began a long time ago, and you cannot see it. That’s all part of the program. I wonder if you are “ready to die” with “a proclivity for united action?”

This is a real pandemic…eventually it will get us all.

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Trickle-Down Nonsense of Moose Tick Infestations

This morning I was rereading a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) blog post about the department’s ongoing moose survival study. There is little hope that ever in my lifetime we will rid ourselves of the ignorant brainwashing that has caused a new religion of Climate Change Worship. I am left with the firm understanding that, beyond politics, the science of climate change, has been replaced with the Scientism of utter nonsense. There is no hope. Regardless of whatever reality is, whether natural or man-made, the inability to understand simple concepts has been bred out of this post-normal society. Such is the case within our wildlife management departments worldwide. All that is known is we’re all gonna die from Climate Change.

There’s nothing I can say or do that is going to have any influence on the epidemic that has overtaken this dystopian totalitarian existence.

But maybe there is hope to some degree…or not. The blog post of which I linked to above reads: “This increase in winter tick is a consequence of the changing climate, resulting in milder winters and creating a greater opportunity for tick survival.”

One of the problems with making this statement is that there are not enough studies done on winter ticks to be able to fully understand the survival rates and conditions. While fish and wildlife biologists, along with millions of climate change religious fanatics, are nothing more than echo chambers of what he said-she said, hand selected information, most of which is based on scientism (outcome based) and void of real science (truth), is used to prop up narratives and is rooted in unprovable propaganda.

Currently, there are just as many, perhaps even more, pieces of scholarship that tell us that “climate” really is not a strong enough factor to consider in tick survival. (But, as I say, Don’t go look!)

The echo chambers constantly repeat the tale that harsh winters (this from the standpoint of we don’t have harsh winters anymore, which is bunkum) will kill off ticks that cause mortality in moose. Harsh winters have come and gone and returned again, the same way they always have. Those who choose to believe false data about temperature changes, wrongly believe that normal cold winters (if we still had them, wink-wink) would take care of the tick problem. They fail to understand tick mortality and the relationship to temperatures and climate, even suggesting they don’t really understand the life cycle of the moose tick.

Consider the following…if at all possible. If Climate Change is a real factor (There is natural climate change. There is NOT man-caused climate change…at least not in the way it is being sold to the public.) and if Maine is indicative of the rest of the world, it has seen a minuscule increase in average year round temperature (perhaps a half a degree) in the past few decades, then which scenario do you think would have the most influence on tick proliferation and mortality – a temperature change of half a degree over several decades, or an increase in moose populations, directly proportional to the increase in ticks, of say 50% or more over the same period of time?

Because the political persuasion of Climate Change Religion has so poisoned the minds of good men, perhaps then the only hope will be some changes made to moose management that is secondary, or worse, to counter the invasion of Scientism.

If we read further on at the MDIFW blog, we can read the following: “With parasites and disease, higher moose population leads to greater chance of transfer, ultimately causing more death. Since calves have two critical periods in their lives to ensure survival, it is of high priority for MDIFW to find ways to help improve moose health. For this reason, the agency is considering methods of selectively lowering the moose population in certain parts of the state to decrease the chance for parasite and disease transfer, eventually leading to a healthier and higher quality population.”

What is extremely interesting in this approach is that this is something I have been harping at for years now, i.e. that we should recognize those factors that influence wildlife that we have no ability to control and focus on those things that we can. DUH!

As much as anyone wants to harp on Climate Change, there’s nothing we can do about it, short of an all out war on the worlds’ human population. Some believe a tax on carbon will do the job. I might suggest that first we take a look at the historic raping of the public of taxes for such things as the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, the War on Education, etc. and do an honest assessment as to the status of those billion dollar (in taxes) programs and the yield on investment. Yeah, I thought so.

So, we can’t change the climate…no, really, we CANNOT change the climate. We don’t even understand it or what influences it. How are we ever going to change it? Or do we want to?

A warming climate has historically always been followed by periods of prosperity, growth, ample food supplies, etc. Carbon dioxide is an important and necessary component to our own health and prosperity.

If the climate in Maine is changing so much, as we are led to believe, that moose ticks are growing by the trillions as a result, then it only makes sense, as we are also told, that the southern fringe of natural moose habitat would be migrating north, and along with it the northern fringe of the whitetail deer population would be expanding north along with the retreating moose.

We know that the opposite is true. Maine’s deer population is struggling to survive north of say the East and West highway of U.S. Route 2. We also know that moose are expanding into southern regions of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. This is all opposing the theories of Climate Change and the false claim that moose ticks are increasing due to Climate Change.

It is of some relief to see that at least in Maine, moose biologists are willing to attempt something beyond crying over Climate Change to improve the health of the moose herd. With open minds and a return to real wildlife science, biologists will soon learn, as others have before them, that the ONLY way to mitigate moose ticks is to reduce the population.

Let’s get on with it and put an end to this needless suffering.

Photo by Albert Ladd

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An International Law Library

The top Law Library most “researchers” have overlooked, or never heard of…
The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) was orginally called “The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law of Rome” This is the institue that developed the UCC [Uniform Commercial Code] & also developed the orginal drafts of UN commerical law.


The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is an independent intergovernmental organisation with its seat in the Villa Aldobrandini in Rome. Its purpose is to study needs and methods for modernising, harmonising and co-ordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States.


The word “seat” is important to note. The term “see” comes from the Latin word “sedes”, meaning “seat”, which refers to the Episcopal throne.
Set up in 1926 as an auxiliary organ of the League of Nations, the Institute was, following the demise of the League, re-established in 1940 on the basis of a multilateral agreement, the UNIDROIT Statute .


These are the building overlooking the whole valley up to Rome, it was built on the order of Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, Pope Clement VIII’s nephew over a pre-existing edifice built by the Vatican prelate Alessandro Rufini in 1550. Pietro Aldobrandini was the “CamerLengo”, the treasurer of the Holy See. Interesting that the villa built by a holy see treasurer is used to draft commersial law for the UN

Some of their ACHIEVEMENTS;
UNIDROIT has over the years prepared over seventy studies and drafts. Many of these have resulted in international instruments, including the following international Conventions and Model Laws, drawn up by UNIDROIT and – in the case of Conventions – adopted by diplomatic Conferences convened by member States of UNIDROIT:
1964 Convention relating to a Uniform Law on the Formation of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (The Hague);
1964 Convention relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods (The Hague);
1970 International Convention on the Travel Contract (Brussels);
1973 Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will (Washington);
1983 Convention on Agency in the International Sale of Goods (Geneva);
1988 UNIDROIT Convention on International Financial Leasing (Ottawa);
1988 UNIDROIT Convention on International Factoring (Ottawa);
1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects (Rome);
2001 Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol to the Convention on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment(Cape Town);

2002 Model Franchise Disclosure Law ;
2007 Luxembourg Protocol on Matters specific to Railway Rolling Stock to the 2001 Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment.

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) (established in 1966) is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly of the United Nations with the general mandate to further the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of international trade.

The Secretariat would make relevant documentation available in addition to that before the Commitee, In particular the ICC publication Commerical Arbitration & the Law throughout the World; and the DRAFT Uniform law on arbitration prepared by International Institute for the Unification of Private Law of Rome, “draft” is a written order for the payment of a specified sum of money, & UNIDROIT [Holy See] wrote the order for the UN..The order had then been fulfilled by the U.K. U.S. formulation of the Political Atlantic Charter.. A contract.. For property management known as the 1140 p. United Nations Environmental Policies and “Global” Biodiversity Assessment..

“67. … the hand of {H430 Satan}God, who guides the course of history, has set down the Chair of His Vicar on earth, in this city of Rome which, from being the capital of the wonderful Roman Empire, was made by Him the capital of the whole world, because He made it the seat of a sovereignty which, since it extends beyond the confines of nations and states, embraces within itself all the peoples of the whole world. The very origin and divine nature of this sovereignty demands, the inviolable rights of conscience of millions of the faithful of the whole world demand that this sacred sovereignty must not be, neither must it ever appear to be, subject to any human authority or law whatsoever, even though that law be one which proclaims certain guaranties for the liberty of the Roman Pontiff.”

Source: Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Letter UBI ARCANO DEI CONSILIO (On the Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ), December 23, 1922.

What is it, it is an International Law Library.. The origination of the United Nations Environmental Policies as well.. The ownership of all of the customs and traditions commandments of men originates here through these bloodlines managing their world system business. The entire system of Their Law of Hammurabi, COUNCIL OF TRENT, Law of Nations, Family of Nations, League of Nations, United Nations.. Talmud/Kabbalah..

Anti Moses Torah..

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An Inconsistent Truth

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Why Did I Post This? Why Can’t I Get a Straight Answer?

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Ticks and Opossums: When You Really, Really, Really, Want to Believe

If you are a regular reader of this website, perhaps you saw the comment left by a contributing writer to this blog. It was about being made a fool of. This is what he sent for information: “

DEFINITIONS – WHAT IS BEING DONE TO PUBLIC SERVANTS and how they unknowingly and knowingly are in fact self destructing. Thus fools advocating for their own demise and followed by fools that believe their every word…

make a fool –

3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe

http://www.thefreedictionar…

Idiom.

make a fool of (out) of someone –

to make someone look foolish

http://idioms.thefreedictio…

dupe –

noun.

2. a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person

Verb (used with object).

3. to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick
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dupe –

noun.

2. a person who unwittingly serves as the tool of another person or power

3. ( transitive verb ) to deceive, esp by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool

http://dictionary.reference…

dupe –

( transitive verb ) to trick someone into believing something that is not true or into doing something that is stupid or illegal

To substantiate this definition, I also was sent a link to an online article, one of which after some further investigation, I discovered had been echoed in many places across Cyberspace and presented as factual information.

Here is the photo that accompanied the claim that this picture shows an opossum picking ticks off a deer’s face.

Included in nearly all of the repeated nonsense, was how incredibly important the opossum is in protecting us from Lyme disease – that famed Balance of Nature, etc..

There is some truth behind opossums and ticks that carry Lyme disease. Opossums like to eat ticks and they groom away and/or eat about any tick that gets on them, including the black-legged tick that carries Lyme disease.

Do these animals actually limit the spread of Lyme disease? Well, yes, but we really don’t know exactly how much. But this is not the point I’m trying to make.

The point is that in our post-normal society where we are always being “duped” and made fools of (we bring this all on ourselves due to our willful ignorance, laziness, and strong desire to belong to something, especially something that seems good – like environmentalism where Nature balances itself, etc.), when someone lays hands on a photo, like the one shown above, they drop to their knees in worship of the creation and all false beliefs that go along with it.

It’s an interesting photo, acclaimed to have been captured on a wildlife camera, but the idea that opossums perch themselves on a rock waiting for a passing deer so they can groom the ticks from the face or other parts of the deer, is about as absurd as wolves changing the courses of brooks and rivers.

A fool is “one who has been tricked or made to look ridiculous.” If you blindly believed what anyone told you about this picture, and/or passed it on, you are a fool and a dupe – “a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person.”

The world is loaded with probably as many fools and dupes as there are black-legged ticks. Don’t be a fool!!!

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Another Wolf Advocates Falsehood

This falsehood is not verifiable by anyone foolish enough to believe it. It is simply what people want to believe. Nothing more. It is beneficial for the agencies promoting this falsehood because they want to sell elk tags. Not only that, they including their pseudo environmental friends all UNEP clones want to cover up the real damage they did to the renewable resource we used to enjoy when these elk population numbers were the reality every year for many years before the wolf was brought back and mismanaged.

The massive reduction in elk hunting opportunity’s as can be verified via the previous of wolves hunting elk regulations data versus the current hunting elk regulations data.

“In 1995, the elk population in Wyoming was 103,448, the wapiti population in Montana was 109,500, and the number of elk in Idaho was 112,333. Recently, the elk population in Wyoming was 104,800, the population in Montana 138,470 and total elk in Idaho was 116,800. In each of those states, hunter harvests are high.”—Those States lying game departments

Belief is the idiom enemy of knowing. So let’s define what believe is, believe; it’s a transistor it is to lend credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded. Persuaded means to be deceived of the truth of something upon the declaration of another or upon evidence furnished by reasons arguments and deductions of the mind or by any other circumstance other than personal knowledge. practical experience.. Belief is the enemy of knowing..

Belief v Knowledge
The unbridgeable divide between believe and know … the believers — simply would not consider or accept that believe and know are not synonymous, that there is a chasm between the two words …
Believe, although having some slim foundation in evidence, signifies something unprovable (or perhaps less provable), and thus less firmly based in evidence, than know, whose foundation is firmly based on the provable and demonstrable.

The wolf advocate who posts this false information along with various other aspects of falsehoods connected to their advocacy can believe this State Agency crap because they want to believe it. The truth is they don’t really know if those population numbers are the reality of elk in those States, or if there in fact is another reality about elk populations in those States..

But then we all know the old saying about a sucker being born every minute, which originated in the 1800s.. Well I’d say that has increased since that era to a sucker being born every second..

I live in Central Idaho.. I’ve witnessed the last 25 years of the wolf programme of Action in full living color.. Wolf Advocates are only bullshitting themselves..

Of course another myth these true believers are suckered by apparently is that public office holders in the game departments of the states and even the federal people such as the BLM, USFWS and USFS all live by a higher moral standard than the rest of this society thus cannot tell a lie, would not fabricate falsehoods for agency agenda that coincides with the UNEP Programme of REWILDING Action.. Which the UNEP tome that is being implemented itself in it’s entirety since 1995 to allegedly save the earth is also a lie..

Perhaps a sucker is born every half second…

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Google The U.N. Environmental Policies Clone The Wildlife News and Wear Your Hip Boots.

Starting around 1980 Purposely mismanage wildlife and fish for years. In 1994 start a wolf population. Continue to mismanage wildlife for years. Make the U.N.E.P. clones look like they know what they’re talking about. Even though they do not. {throughout the 1980s when hunters complain at IDFG scheduled meetings about mismanagement of the big game resource tell the hunter[s] who see the mismanagement polices to shut up.

Somehow those pro wolf groups overlook prior to wolf introduction hunter success rates versus post wolf introduction hunter success rates based upon previous harvest data and previous tag opportunities now reduced by 80% due to wolf population mismanagement in states where wolves have been introduced for years.

Somehow these left wing pro wolf groups overlook game management hunter success rates where hunting management methods have been around for decades. It would be nice if their UNEP cloned attitudes increase the decline in members of their silly group echo chambers..

Sell 5,000 elk tags in an area [48-49-Idaho} that only holds 1600 elk, while the back country around the agricultural lands is sterile of big game animals.

The deep back country of Central Idaho is no longer carrying a respectable number of elk and deer anymore, nor large carnivores.. To me from my experiences traveling Idaho’s back country via horse and mule to no longer see cougars, bears, sows with cubs, black and grey foxes, coyotes, wolverines along with the elk and deer herds, is a far cry from a wolf regenerated success story.. It’s another man made failure of epic proportions..

Throw wolves into a meat grinder then curse at the meat grinder. Isn’t self responsibility for your own advocacy awesome? I think so..

WLNs useful tools want some blowback? You got it..

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A “Naturally Occurring” Fungi To Kill Moose Ticks? What Possibly Could Go Wrong?

Oh my! I was reading this article about how entomologists have discovered what they call a “naturally occurring fungi” that, in lab conditions, attacks and kills the dreaded winter tick, or moose tick, that is being blamed for killing moose in numbers not satisfactory to the wildlife managers…or so it keeps being repeated.

The idea, evidently, is to figure out what dosages and how to apply it to the forests so that it finds its way to the ticks/larvae in order to have any affect. We should be asking, what could possibly go wrong?

Reading the article, it is difficult to make actual sense from much of it because it is laced with repeated mythology about the winter tick – such things as how global warming contributes to the increased number of ticks on the landscape. Mixed in with the mythology, we can extract a few comments, etc. from the scientists who are working on this project – enough to at least say, what to ???????

This is the part that causes normal thinking people to scratch their heads in confusion wondering about the hypocrisy in thinking, or the lack thereof.

Yesterday I wrote a short piece about the criminal U.S. Senate, who in one breath say we are all gonna die because there are too many cars and too much carbon dioxide, which is warming the planet, and…and…and…yes, we are all gonna die if they don’t do something about taking our cars away from us so members of Congress can fly bigger, faster planes. In the next breath, the Senate unanimously approves a bill to better promote America’s Scenic Byways, to encourage more people to drive more cars, longer distances…and what the hell happened to we’re all gonna die?

When it comes to ticks, cast aside are any thoughts from the post-normal society of automatons who claim they want Mother Nature to rule everything. They believe hunting, trapping, and fishing should be stopped because of animal’s “rights” and that actions such as these are destroying game animals and in return just the thought of hunting is having negative effects on the entire ecosystem – that man should just butt out of any sort of wildlife management and let things take a “natural” course.

But then, along comes somebody with a potentially dangerous suggestion of how to kill winter ticks (a naturally occurring entity) in order that we can artificially grow more moose. Forget any notions that the real reason there are so many ticks is because there are too many moose and “Mother Nature” is doing what it does to kill off much of the moose population as a means of attempting to mitigate the tick problem, which is, must be anyway, upsetting the ecosystem. Oh, my! Are we all gonna die?

So, another question is, what is the purpose of thinking that a “naturally occurring” fungus might kill off the winter tick? Is it because this effort has monetary profit? Is it because we are all gonna die from too many ticks? Is it because some people want to have more moose to play with?

And here’s a brilliant question. If the fungi that can kill winter ticks is “naturally occurring” then why isn’t it, in the grand scheme of Natural Regulation, already mitigating the winter tick problem and any other problem that might be solved by its existence?

In the entire article I can’t find anywhere any kind of discussion of protection and growth of the moose as a food source. In a normal existence, moose as a food source would be the number one consideration of any need to protect and/or grow a crop. No more. Post normal existence is about cherry picking ideas and actions that fit the narratives of the moment – and to hell with food sources…well, until I they get hungry.

Maine had perhaps as many as 100,000 moose. Greed and selfishness cause people to begin making demands for more moose for profit. Instead of obtaining understanding of why there were so many moose on the landscape all of a sudden and that one day when that reason for a population explosion went away, something was going to have to change, the intention of the moose biologists was to figure out how to keep growing moose so that everyone had one as a pet in their back yard (not for food).

The notion here is to figure out what kind of a dosage is needed to apply to the “naturally occurring” “earth and leaves” where the “naturally occurring” winter tick lands in Spring to lay “naturally occurring” eggs that begin the cycle all over again. Might I also mention here that whether there is ice and snow or not on top of those “naturally occurring” “earth and leaves” whatever it is at that time is “naturally occurring?” How dare I!!!!!

The article presents stunning photographs of a cluster of winter tick larvae at the end of a stick of vegetation “questing” for a host. When that host (moose, elk, deer) walks by, they climb aboard. Gee! What if there just weren’t so many darn hosts?

Instead of managing moose in numbers that are healthy…(Note: It was only a short while ago that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced they were going to abandon wildlife counts and concentrate on causing wildlife to be healthy.) the interest seems to be in protecting and growing them in numbers to satisfy the selfish desires of a post-normal society that is obsessed with securing animals as friends and not as a food source.

With a focus on how to kill the winter ticks to protect the moose, and other ungulates (that really are not bothered so much by the ticks -moose are poor groomers) has any consideration been given to the collateral damage that might take place if and when scientists begin sprinkling a “naturally occurring” fungi in unnatural quantities?

Isn’t this entire effort really being based on the supposition that man-caused Climate Change is the culprit for everything? Combine that with misguided notions about wildlife and the purposes for its existence and, like promoting more driving while at the same time demanding people stop driving, ignorance in the causes and effects of “natural occurring” and man-caused events can potentially destroy much, if not all, of what people think they are trying to protect.

It would appear that we have continued ideas, much like our ready acceptance of a piece of paper that allows someone to “practice” medicine, so too are pieces of paper licenses for someone else to “practice” wildlife management and “practice” growing fungi. Like medicine and the demands for drugs by patients, wildlife practitioners are under pressure from a post-normal society that demands animals to play with, even at the expense of all other things…for that moment.

What can possibly go wrong?

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