October 16, 2019

Arrested Six Times Bear Protester Continues Civil Disobedience Unscathed

“Crain, charged with two disorderly persons offenses, pleaded guilty to a civil violation of engaging in acts forbidden on property under state control.

Crain paid a $1,000 fine, plus $33 in court costs.

He had faced up to six months in jail on one count of obstructing the administration of law and one count of

recklessly creating a hazardous or physically dangerous condition.

His four prior convictions, stemming from protests during the 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012 hunts, also resulted in fines.”<<<Read More>>>

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Why Newspapers Can’t Be Relied on as Intelligent, Factual Source of Information

DontUnderstandIt began this way. On April 4, 2014, Pulse published an article by Jim Lundstrum called, “Wolves at the Door.” That same day Jim Beers, a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper with a comment to make about the substance of the article, “Wolves at the Door.”

The entire back and forth between Mr. Beers and the newspaper editor would make a fantastic comedic routine for any pair of standup comics. The problem is, this actually really happened. Beers introduces the act this way:

Talking to a (WI) Newspaper about Wolves

The following interchange followed a Letter to an Editor regarding an article about wolves recently arriving in his popular and populous NE Wisconsin County, where one would (mistakenly evidently) assume a modicum of familiarity with wolves. It is enlightening for anyone dealing with wolves and the media. I say this not to impugn my skill or this editor’s response, but only to present this rare glimpse of what often is the case when we assume we are having a conversation that is merely gibberish, for whatever reason, to a listener. Jim

“Are you Druids?

When you quote a respected warden regarding wolves in Wolves at the Door, to wit “It comes back to, what can the landscape tolerate” you are simply using your human-owned newspaper to promulgate a secular animal rights’ belief to justify government force to oppress rural people with dangerous and deadly urban fantasies.

To paraphrase the good warden, wolf presence and tolerance “comes back to what those being forced to live with them can tolerate.” It is really quite simple and quite American, I might add.

Jim Beers
Eagan, MN
4 April 2014”

The editor of the newspaper writes back to Beers and says:

“I have no idea what you are implying. I can’t run a letter that makes no sense.”

Perhaps a bit frustrated or something more, Jim Beers makes another attempt at making his point:

I imply that you present the matter of the presence and abundance of wolves as only limited by what “the landscape” can tolerate.

What you publish is literally that human objections and perceived harm to human values are of no importance. In other words, humans and their objections are of less importance than the amount of food and surface conditions wolves encounter.

This philosophical difference supports the value difference between us that establishes people like myself believing that the threats and harms from diseases, dog loss, livestock loss, game reduction and human safety concerns caused by wolves are not justifiable and others like Druids (?) or nature worshippers that believe that human enterprise and society like the rest of “the landscape” must and should adjust to whatever wolves cause much like, for example, what is happening to the Minnesota moose, European sheep flocks and The Northern Yellowstone elk herd thanks to wolves placed and protected by the force of government fiat.

I assume the warden’s job security is tied to such a statement and that your paper would only engender strong reactions from readers that obviously are not hosting many or any wolves to date and like other public factions from urban donors and environmental activists to bureaucrats and politicians whose families and livelihoods remain unaffected by what we are talking about here. It might be better stated (though more words) as:

When you report that a Wisconsin warden believes that the presence and abundance of wolves is limited only by “what can the landscape tolerate” you and he are legitimizing an environmental falsehood that dates back to ancient pagan nature worship. This justification for forcing wolves and their continued presence by government fiat on local communities where residents strongly object to them is greatly flawed because it treats human concerns as equal to or lesser than food availability and other survival conditions that affect wolves. Human concerns about wolves in settled landscapes are always superior to other factors. These concerns include but are not limited to, diseases and infections, livestock losses, dog losses, game herd reductions and most important the human safety of those forced to “live with wolves”.

To paraphrase the warden, wolf presence and abundance is ultimately limited only by “what those being forced to live with them will tolerate.”

It is really quite simple, quite sensible, and it reflects American traditional cultural values I might add.

To which the editor once again responded”

“Sorry. I still don’t get it.”

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Obamacare? Why, There’s No Such Thing

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Perverse PETA Seeking Roadside Memorial For Chickens

If approved, a memorial would be placed at a Georgia site where a truck hauling live chickens overturned Jan. 27.<<<Read More>>>

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“White Bigfoot” Spotted in Maine

From WMTW.com:

“According to Cryptozoology News, M.P. told them, “I never thought I’d get to see something like this. I’ve always laughed at all these bigfoot nuts, I had my reasons. Now I guess I’m the crazy one here. Unless it was a very good hoax played on me, that could be, but I tell you again, it ain’t easy for a man to make those kind of moves. That didn’t look human to me.””

As was expressed to me by a reader, the Maine Legislature is in session. These people should be at work in Augusta, not out running around the countryside.

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$2,984 A Deer for Birth Control

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The latest round of village deer sterilizations removed ovaries from 12 deer in December and cost taxpayers $35,808.

Does were shot with tranquilizer darts and taken to a temporary surgical facility, according to a report by White Buffalo Inc. The company conducted the sterilizations and reported that no deer died during capture, surgery or release….

Costs for this winter’s doe sterilization were well above early estimates, set at $1,000 per animal. The cost for the December sterilizations was $2,984 per deer.<<<Read More>>>

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I Can’t “Bear” The Nonsense!

Oh, please! Somebody save me from the onslaught of human ignorance, nonsense and general emotional clap trap!

Save Bears, an organization that seems to think much more of bears than humans, or at least think bears are humans, promote complete bear nonsense in order to get a better shot (no pun intended) at non thinkers’ bank accounts.

From Save Bears website, we find this:

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And so, according to these misled people, bears express emotions. And just how do they do that? Is it that you have to catch up with one in the forest and just ask them how they feel? Will they answer you? Give you a thumbs up or thumbs down? It has already been determined that the only way anyone can truly assess whether any animal can feel pain or “express emotion” is by being able to communicate intelligently with them.

Then there’s this:

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Bears are bright, that is as far as animals go, but fall short from being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Bears do have a remarkable sense of smell, as some studies seem to suggest a bear’s sense of smell is many times better than that of a bloodhound, but a bear doesn’t have X-ray vision, nor can he fly faster than a speeding bullet.

To state that a bear is “intelligent and quickly learn[s] from experience” is just a bit too foolish I’m thinking. If a bear is that smart then why do they keep coming back raiding dumpsters, trashing barbecue grills, busting down bird feeders, raiding garbage cans, tearing into cars, etc., only to get hauled away and released someplace? And if they are so damned intelligent, why do they find their way back to the same sites and then end up dead? Smart animal, cuddly too, and probably forgot to express some emotions, like the nonsensical ones on display by the not so intelligent bear lovers who don’t seem to learn any quicker than the bear.

Just nonsense!

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Rutting Buck Attempts to Mate With Teenage Girl

I find little to laugh about in this video. The humans, albeit ignorant as hell, see this entire event as hilariously funny. They are ignorant of the ways of deer and stupid to approach the deer in the first place. Fortunately, at least for the humans, there was no harm done as history has shown that a rutting buck can beat the hell out of a human, even goring them with their antlers.

I would conclude that the actions of the humans are the result of indoctrination and the humanization of animals factor beat into the brains of our children.

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“Speciesism: The Movie”: As Dumb As It Sounds

A couple of weeks ago a new schlock-umentary called “Speciesism: The Movie” premiered at a theater near us in Washington, D.C. We decided to go see it, given that many people from the Humane Society of the United States and other animal liberation groups would be in attendance, including folks like longtime (ex-)PETA leader Bruce Friedrich (who has said that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows…I do advocate it”) and Gene Baur, whose group Farm Sanctuary was found guilty of electoral fraud following a 2002 campaign in Florida.<<<Read the Rest>>>

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Man Seeks Asylum Due to Global Warming

Can Al Gore’s product of climate change fear and insanity get any whackier than a man seeking asylum in New Zealand because he fears rising ocean water levels? Living on a small Pacific island, Kiribati, on the Equator halfway between Hawaii and Australia, a man supposedly fears rising sea levels due to Al Gore’s fake global warming and thinks that 30 years from now his island, with a population of 100,000, will be underwater.

I suggest we send him a snorkel and a rubber raft.

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