November 23, 2017

Wildlife Management Communication by Keeping Your Mouth Shut?

Maine is in the midst of what could be described as the throes of drafting 15-year management plans for deer, bear, moose and turkey. There are no draft plans yet available, so all I have been able to get are a minuscule sampling of what is being discussed for plan consideration.

In what I have read about many of the four plans, it seems that at least one of the goals is calling for increased communication and education of the public about each species. It seems that for the duration of time that I have been writing about game management efforts in Maine, I have heard that drumbeat incessantly. Has there been improved communication and education with the public on what the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is doing to responsibly manage the game species they are mandated by the Legislature to do? I guess that is difficult to answer because the perceived result is individually value-weighted. Also consider, that the Maine taxpayer laid out a sizeable amount of coin so that MDIFW could pay an “outside” entity to devise a survey that would give MDIFW favorable results for their work- wink, wink. All of Maine loves MDIFW. Odd, I might say.

So, let’s consider.

I had written earlier how that it seems everyone loves Bullwinkle, but nobody wants to discuss winter ticks but as something bugging (sorry) the life out of moose. It therefore seemed understandable that when MDIFW undertook a moose study, there was not a lack of media coverage – very little as far as preliminary findings, but photos of all the Bullwinkles to impress the public. So let me give credit where credit is do, as far as exposing to the public its effort to study moose.

I wonder how many people know that as part of the moose study, aerial counts of moose populations were done, as well as counts of deer? And deer have also been collared and are being studied, I guess. Who might suspect? Perhaps Bullwinkle is just that much bigger an icon and photographs more easily than a deer. I dunno. Is there more money and job security in looking out for Bullwinkle?

The public is quickly notified about piping plovers, bats, loons, bald eagles, cormorants, puffins and ruby-throated-croople-poops but isn’t it a disproportionate media coverage (press releases, Tweets, etc.) between these critters and deer? Or it’s my imagination. However, when one considers the trillions of dollars over the many decades that Maine has enjoyed in direct and indirect revenue from exploiting the whitetail deer, what the MDIFW is doing to ensure its sustainability, we hear very little about. Odd, I would say.

It takes MDIFW months to even get around to publishing information about game harvests – deer are no exception. No, not everyone is as anal as I am, wanting every last detail of data collected from the harvest, but the general public wants to be told what the number of deer, bear, and moose taken without waiting until the following Summer, or later, to get it. An “unofficial” number within 2 weeks of the end of general rifle season on deer would go a long, long way toward improving PR with the people, in particular the hunters. Perhaps MDIFW doesn’t care about who pays their wages? Odd, I would say.

I have been reading about some of the proposed plans for bear management, where it is being suggested that there needs to be a way to increase the number of bear hunters and to improve education of the public about bears, bear management and the need for the implementation of hunting and trapping as a viable means of population control. All of this, and yet, the latest bear hunting season commenced before MDIFW had released to the public the previous year’s harvest information. Odd, I would say.

Maybe the employees at MDIFW are that much more important than those of us coughing up the big bucks (dollars) so they can keep their jobs. I learned at a very young age that if you wanted to keep your job, you had to make sure you kept those in power over you happy. I suppose that has been lost along with most everything else that was once considered normal. Odd, I would say.

So, some might be asking, what prompted this rant? Well, let me tell you. This morning I received information from a colleague from New Brunswick, Canada. He sent a link to a news article about how New Brunswick, along with Maine, the University of Maine and JD Irving Co. were undertaking a deer study in which deer are being collared in locations in New Brunswick and Maine. If you’re interested in the purpose of the study, click on the link above.

Otherwise, this is the kind of stuff that drives me crazy. We read about how MDIFW and the “committee” working on game plans want to improve communication and education, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah and I have to find out through a member of the public in Canada about Maine’s involvement with another deer study. WHAT THE HELL IS THE BIG SECRET? And, odd, I would say.

Once again today, in reading George Smith’s latest article about the plans and proposals for turkey management in Maine, the head of the Maine Professional Guides Association said, “…need for fact sheets on turkeys and other big game animals, and improved communications about them with hunters, landowners, and the public.” Hasn’t this become a very common theme? Odd, I’d say…especially when you consider that there appears to be nothing accomplished to resolve this problem. Why is that? Maybe it’s perceived by MDIFW as not a problem for them at all. Odd, I would say.

Which brings me back to my original comments about how these 15-year game management plans are a bunch of bureaucratic nonsense being carried out for the single purpose of being eligible for federal money – i.e. blackmail.

I feel badly for the members of the committees working on these plans, that if they don’t know it now, will someday discover, they wasted their time – used, abused and cast aside for personal and financial gain.

There is one thing for certain. Anytime you hear that another committee has been created to study this or study that, it is a definite indication nothing will ever be done or will get resolved from the work. That’s what government is all about. And that ain’t “ODD” at all. Just fact.

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Risky Business…or You’ve Proven My Point

*Editor’s Note* – Below is an article written by James Beers in which he expresses his point quite well. Those with understanding will agree, the rest don’t want to and thus, to them, he is wrong. I would, however, like to take a moment to further comment on, not what Beers wrote, but what I read that was, evidently, a letter/email the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin – Stout, sent to his students about why he removed two paintings from a heavily traveled hallway, and hid them is more difficult to find locations within the university.

Before I do, let me remind readers of an article I wrote only a few days ago called, “Why Blind Ignorance Persists…Blindly.” What the chancellor wrote, proves my point, exactly. Here’s why.

The letter states that he decided to move the two paintings because, “their current uncontrolled access poses a risk of having a harmful effect on our students and other viewers.” (emboldening added) Hold that thought for a moment.

The chancellor then attempts to explain what he was thinking (I use this term very loosely), “it was never my intent to “censor” these paintings or remove them from public view. I simply wanted to get them into situations where we had some control over who would view them.” (emboldening added)

The chancellor uses the the word “censor” as a verb, and thus the definition of “censor,” as a verb, is: “examine (a book, movie, [painting] etc.) officially and suppress unacceptable parts of it.” He says he did not intend to censor the paintings and yet, because from his perspective as being the sole holder of truth and all others are wrong, he exactly censored the paintings, then pulled a typical politicians move to deny he did it.

Once the chancellor described the previous location of the paintings an “uncontrolled access” the mere term describes the lack of being able to censor. Once the paintings were moved, the chancellor eagerly admits that he wanted to get the paintings to a location where he had “control over who would view them.” Isn’t that precisely the definition of censorship?

But, I’m sure from the chancellor’s perspective, because any dialect these days is only right and left, and regardless of the false paradigm team you are on, your side is the only one that holds the “truth,” he has done nothing wrong and is justified in deciding which history is remembered and who gets to discover that history. 

To be so ignorant to deny censorship while exactly describing an act of censorship, I believe is a perfect example of the product of post-normal thinking, which is the result of propagandizing and indoctrination from Communitarianism’s control over what we casually in this country call education. Communitarianism, the creator of Common Core produces non thinking robots willing to subject their rights and independence to the authority of the common good.

If a person actually knew the difference, why would they want to spend the thousands of dollars at a university in which the result of your investment would be blind ignorance?

Risky Business

By James Beers

WARNING GRAPHIC INFORMATION, Definitely NOT Suitable for All Ages or Persons.  (BE WARNED!)

Welcome to the Upper Midwest; actually welcome to the Great Lakes States.

This is the part of the country (WI, MN, MI) where we all “love” wolves.  Where we all must (or we are disinvited from all ludafisk festivals and ice fishing contests) argue that the disappearance of moose; the loss of moose hunting; the decline in deer; the decline in deer hunting; the deaths of all manner of dogs from beagles and hounds and pets and bird dogs; the losses of cattle, calves, sheep, lambs, etc.; and the attack on a Minnesota camper and the death of a Wisconsin lady…. all of these things and many more; like over 30 diseases and infections of great and mortal danger to humans, wild animals and domestic animals; and the constant danger to children in rural yards, going to and from and waiting at rural bus stops or elderly rural residents checking mailboxes or mistakenly going “out back to get the neighbor’s dog” that turns out to be a wolf — all either do not exist or are the result of ticks, global “warming/climate change/whatever”, “tough” winters, or criminal “jack pine savage” (i.e. redneck) poachers that should be “cleared” from the land and imprisoned or banished back to whatever non-Muslim (of course) country they or their ancestors came from.  Future immigrants to these states should be “vetted” by federal “vetters” for any such “poaching” or “animal’s aren’t equal to humans” tendencies and if observed to have such tendencies forbidden to enter or obtain a visa.  Future illegal immigrants with any connections to harvesting, controlling or in any way harming wild animals should be sent to Guantanamo Bay and held there indefinitely and sterilized so that they will no longer “pollute” the USA gene pool we are building thanks to Progressive thinkers and their “partners” and “cooperators” in government and especially the UNIVERSITIES!

Think that is hyperbole, pilgrim?  Nationwide, the Universities are the main education/propaganda/justification hotbeds that:

–          Justify politician’s, both state and federal, unjustified pandering to and profiting from ignorant urban voters and radical environmental/animal “rights” activist’s interest in forcing their fellow Americans to submit to and endure all of the unjust laws (Endangered Species, Wilderness, etc.) and unjust takings (Critical Habitat, Access closures, rural economic elimination, Local government submission, etc.) that build their hegemony and that are destroying this once-great nation.

–          “Cooperate” with and “partner” with federal and state bureaucracies by creating faux biology and romance biology disguised as “science” to get grants, publicity, tenured teachers, increased staffs and funding, etc. to supply the propaganda demands of politicians running for re-election and bureaucrats larding their empires and careers.

–          “Educate” the teachers who get more power over our children every year.  Teachers that indoctrinate our children to accept what we know to be morally reprehensible or entirely false while turning out more and more academically-challenged “graduates” every year to bolster arguments for the need for more and more foreign students to fill the “technology gap”.

–          Create the whole aura of a “scientific elite” that increasingly must rule the rest of us ignorant boobs for our own good because the world is getting more complex and we are getting dumber.

Now the University of Wisconsin has, ever since the Vietnam War/”free”-love/drugs-for-all days been rightly known as “the Berkley of the Midwest”.  This title applies equally to their subsidiaries like UW-Stout from whose “Chancellor” the following Wall Street Journal tidbit emanates.

Note the titles of the paintings “French Trappers on the Red Cedar” and “Perraults Trading Fort”.  The Catholic priests like Father Marquette and Father Hennepin explored and worked to convert the native people of these states in the 1600’s. It is arguable that since the above-mentioned 1960’s the practice of the Catholic faith has dwindled in the Upper Midwest due to the same societal and cultural factors affecting trapping, hunting, wolves, rural clearances and the growth of amoral government and laws.

Fur trappers from Montreal were among the first Europeans that, simultaneously with those priests, explored the country, traded with the native people, and provided the basic foundation and transition for the inevitable change from a hunter/gatherer, use-of-natural-resources society to the settled and more-beneficial (to human society) landscapes that were the pride of these states up until the infamous 1960’s.  The sanctification of wolves, the total demolishment of major sport fisheries, explosion of harmful and injurious plants and animals, and the diminution of hunting and trapping have accompanied the complete and ongoing vilification of trapping, trappers and the worldwide fur market.

What you are about to read is merely the latest move by those destroying this nation.  If a state, like Wisconsin, can and will bamboozle a gullible public about history while justifying wolves and their effects why not just make the Great Lakes States like New Jersey and ban even the possession in your own home of a trap?  If New Jersey can ban even the possession of a trap on your wall; why not the art on your wall just like on some University “Hall wall”?  Are the state “educater-educators” teaching their “graduates” to do the same in the schools and perhaps even support encouraging children to inform on parents having “sensitive” or “banned” art on the walls of their homes?  Evidently, there is no extreme these pandering ninnies will not go to.  Why not just have a big bonfire of books and art objected to by these tax-paid propagandizers at the next UW-Stout Homecoming?  Joseph Goebbels would be proud!

Just read the following article.  My disgust for these bozoes and their incessant “it was never my intent to ‘censor’ these paintings or remove them from public view” and “the concerns Native Americans have expressed about how they are portrayed in the paintings” excuses about how, like guns and hunting, grazing and logging, private property rights, and state and local government eradication; it is never about doing-in those things; it is always about some higher good as, in this case rewriting history to please an interest group or denigrating both trapping and the arrival of a much more advanced society that we are dismantling as we simultaneously deny we are doing so.

Jim Beers

19 August 2016

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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

Jim Beers is available to speak or for consulting.

This is a copy of the email/letter sent to students:

Bob Meyer, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, in an Aug. 5 email to students, faculty and staff:

I am providing an update on the status of the two paintings in Harvey Hall that I have decided should be removed from two hallways in that building because their current uncontrolled access poses a risk of having a harmful effect on our students and other viewers. . . .

“French Trappers on the Red Cedar” on the second floor will be relocated to the Dean’s Conference Room on the first floor of Harvey Hall. “Perrault’s Trading Fort” on the first floor of Harvey Hall will be relocated to room 504A in the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center, the future location of University Archives. . . .

I also want to emphasize that, despite opinions to the contrary, it was never my intent to “censor” these paintings or remove them from public view. I simply wanted to get them into situations where we had some control over who would view them. These relocations will achieve that objective. . . .

. . .[T]hey will be made available for public viewing, along with a document that explains their historical significance and the concerns Native Americans have expressed about how they are portrayed in the paintings. After all, a university needs to encourage a free flow of ideas, even if those ideas make some people uncomfortable, as long as we don’t foist those ideas on unaware or unwilling recipients.

 

 

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The Benefits of Man’s Education

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Money Spent on Brainwashing

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Institutes for Higher Brainwashing

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Platitudinously Speaking

PlatitudeSeveral years ago I read a book I didn’t like. It was easy to figure out why I didn’t care for the book – I couldn’t understand it. Unlike most things written today (I’m sure I am guilty too), this book contained words and phrases the author placed together all on his own. In other words, it was original thoughts. Because our educational institutions have failed us, independent thought is missing from our culture. Note: I say our schools have failed because I see the failure as being the destruction through allowing and creating an atmosphere in which humans cannot question and draw conclusions on their own. It is not a failure if the intent is to create non-thinking robots echoing the cliches created specifically for them.

I doubt any field of interest is exempt from the bromide. I think the worst kind of platitude is one delivered from a position of moral superiority. Just today I received an email that had been forwarded several times before cluttering up my email box. The original message was from a fish and game organization, whose website states that: “It’s time for sportsmen to stand together.” This epitomizes an over-used cliche that achieves the lower boundaries of boredom. Because the organization is promoting their own membership with platitudes of self-perceived grandeur, the moral impact of this comes from the simple fact that the “stand[ing] together” must happen on their terms because of superiority of thoughts and actions. This, in and of itself, is terribly unoriginal.

But, I shouldn’t pick on just one organization. It’s everywhere: “we need to reach across the aisle;” “we need to get something done;” “it’s important to compromise on issues in order to get something done;” “it’s been done this way since the beginning of time;” “It’s for National Security;” “Think of the children.”

It’s enough to make one’s stomach roll. But I have my doubts as to how many can see and recognize the boring, meaningless words and phrases that they’ve had drummed into their heads since childhood.

Earlier today, I was also following a discussion about how, “there needs to be a law” in order to deal with people who are doing things somebody else doesn’t like. This is what has become of our thoughtless society. It matters not whether one person is being lawful or not. If another doesn’t like it, “there ought to be a law to stop it.” After all, it would be “getting something done.” Is that what is meant by that statement? If so, then should we then, “stand together” and “think of the children” as we “reach across the aisle?”

Even before the moment we reached an age that we began speaking words, our minds have been bombarded with cliches and boring, meaningless, truism – catch phrases that tickle our feel good buttons. We are clueless as to what the actual meaning is but how wrong can it be to state: “It’s time for sportsmen to stand together?”

I am reminded of when the German people, after years of deprogramming, were convinced they needed to stand together. Somebody forget to question what it was that they were going to stand together for.

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Maine Moose Permit Auction Raises Over $122,000 for Scholarships

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

AUGUSTA, Maine – Over $122,000 was raised for youth conservation education scholarships in Maine through the 2015 Maine Moose Permit Auction. Ten hunters bid a total of over $122,000 in an auction for the opportunity to hunt moose in Maine during the 2015 season.

Proceeds from the auction fund partial scholarships that will help send over 600 Maine youngsters to the University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond and to Greenland Point Center in Princeton. These camps provide boys and girls ages 8 through 17 the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor and classroom activities. Students are taught by experienced instructors and counselors, as well as staff from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and other state and private conservation agencies.

“While the auction winners have the opportunity to partake in the hunt of a lifetime, their winning bids also ensure Maine children have the chance to learn outdoor skills that will give them a lifetime of appreciation of the Maine outdoors,” said Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The auction was created by the Legislature and begin in 1995. It allows the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to publicly auction ten moose permits each year. Applicants submit bids through a written bid process. Permits are awarded to the ten winning bidders each February. The average bid ranges between $11,000-$13,000. Funds from the auction are specifically directed to youth conservation education programs.

Conservation camp programs are designed to teach Maine boys and girls the importance of conservation, a respect for the environment and a working knowledge of a variety of outdoor skills. Subjects taught at camp include wildlife identification, fishing, boating safety, archery, firearms handling, hunter safety, forest conservation, map and compass work and much more.

For more information on Greenland Point Center and the 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond, please visit their websites at www.greenlandpoint.com and www.umaine.edu/bryantpond/

For more information on the Maine Moose Permit Auction or moose hunting in Maine, please visit our website at www.mefishwildlife.com

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Tax-Funded Charter Schools in Ohio Importing Many Foreign Teachers

“An Enquirer investigation has found that Chicago-based Concept Schools, which runs Horizon and 17 other charter schools in Ohio, annually imports dozens of foreign teachers in numbers that far surpass any other school system in the state,” the news site reports.

“At least 474 foreign teachers, again mostly from Turkey, have arrived at Concept’s Ohio schools between 2005 and 2013. The schools are collecting about $45 million in state funds annually to educate 6,600 children in kindergarten through high school.”<<<Read More>>>

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The Destruction of Gender Identity

The continuing “education” program, part of the destruction of the man that my real God created, leaves some of us with a gnawing ache in the pits of our stomachs. If not for you, I do feel badly.

We have watched as girls want to look and act like boys and boys want to be girls. They have met in the middle.

And now? A Nebraska school trains teachers on how to never say anything that would distinguish a male from a female. I’m guessing this is part of Comm(on)unism Core.

“GENDERBENDING: A Nebraska middle school has advised teachers not to call students boys or girls or ladies and gentlemen, but to use more gender sensitive terms like campers and readers.

A handout called “12 easy steps on the way to gender inclusiveness” advised teachers to avoid separating students by gender, but instead by birth dates or preferences. For example, they could ask students whether they prefer skateboards or bikes, milk or juice, dogs or cats, summer or winter.”<<<Read More>>>

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The Communist Country We Live In

Coming on the heels of the completely communist-based education plan called “Common Core,” President Obama signed another executive order in which college educated students will not be as responsible for paying off their debt incurred as the result of obtaining a college education.

Communism, throughout history, has never worked to the benefit of the people. When all decisions are made within a central agency, like Executive Orders coming from any president, you have the makings of a communist dictatorship. Common Core is nothing more than a furthering, and perhaps completion, of the communist take over of the United States Department of Education.

And now, President Obama has signed an executive order that will take the responsibility and obligation to repay student loan debt and shift it to others. Last night, I was watching the PBS Newshour. There was a segment there with discussion about whether or not this executive order was a good thing or a bad thing.

Deanne Loonin, National Consumer Law Center, essentially said that even though a student willingly negotiates loans for their own investment into education, the responsibility of repaying that load should fall back onto the colleges, lending institutions and taxpayers and away from the student who took the loan. Loonin also said that private contractors loaning money should not be able to profit from it.

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