July 4, 2015

Maine forest products group asks potato board to oppose national park

“If you don’t want to sell your land, and yet this land has been donated to the feds, you’re captured in a purchase area. We know that promises can be made that eminent domain would not be used, but that’s really an act of Congress, and Congress can change that,” Strauch said.

Source: Maine forest products group asks potato board to oppose national park — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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What if Quimby and St. Clair Understood Their Screw Up

*Editor’s Comment* – Roxanne Quimby took advantage of a semi-capitalist opportunity to make money. But she espouses to communism/socialism – Period. This makes little sense, unless you understand the real intent here. She bought lots of land – congratulations and good for her. Within our over-regulated world of fascism, she is entitle to do with her land as she so pleases – even locking it up so others can’t use it. However, you can’t expect to treat Maine people in the fashion she has and then turn around and ask the same people to jump on her totalitarian band wagon and support a limited use national park structured under the current growing fascist government.

Maine people are a unique clutch of independents with very long memories. Any group of people that would elect Ross Perot as their candidate for president of the United States has to be looked at as, if nothing else, unpredictable.

I am assuming that the biggest reason Ms. Quimby placed her son in the forefront is because she became toxic. Problem is, that toxicity has not dissipated. The independence of the Maine people and their desire to keep fascist government out of their state, combined with memories like elephants as to how Quimby treated them from the onset, is a very large hurdle, of which I’m not sure she can ever get over – at least not for a very long time.

I asked yesterday why it seemed so important that Quimby and St. Clair force an unwanted park onto the Maine people. Is she that big an egoist that she wants her name attached to a national park? Perhaps, I don’t know the woman.

If Quimby and St. Clair, along with their minions, believe that the park would be such a wonderful thing, that would bring jobs and whatever else one can trump up as a positive, then why doesn’t the woman create a private enterprise park? If it’s such a value to her, her son and the people of Maine, then surely her vision of a park would work just fine – wouldn’t it? Quimby claims she has money in trust to pay for the park. Is that money no good unless it’s a government park? If so, then just where, exactly, is this money coming from? China?

Nobody can tell me that a national park, run by a corrupt and inept government, that has proven itself incapable to caring for the parks and land they administer now, would do a Quimby park any good and thus nothing good for the State of Maine and her people.

It’s probably too late now, but as is suggested in this linked-to article, if Quimby had started off right, which would have been having a firm understanding of the people she would be dealing with, then perhaps a coalition of leaders, whose goal would be in the best interest of the local people and not a continuation of making poor slaves to government control, the region around Baxter might have a sweeter outlook for the future and a willingness to work with and not against the woman.

Source: What if Quimby and St. Clair worked with locals on a comprehensive economic plan for the Millinocket region? | Mainely Thoughts

MDIFW Reveals Inept Deer Management

While most are explaining away why the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) reduced the number of “Any-Deer- Permits, perhaps unknowingly, the Portland Press Herald reveals to readers a couple of terrible mismanagement events of the state’s whitetail deer herd. The first admission was:

Ravana said the last time Maine saw two similar back-to-back winters was in 2008 and 2009, when there was widespread mortality among the whitetail herd. He said the department reacted too slowly at the time, increasing any-deer permits by 3,000 in 2010 and then slashing them by 46 percent the following year in an emergency measure to help the decimated herd.

Of course we are not told the reason “the department reacted too slowly.” Was it greed for those tax dollars the department gets for selling permits? Or was it just a matter of terrible deer management? Or a combination of both?

The second issue is:

…yearly estimates [of deer population] were not available from 2004 to 2013.

How do you properly management a deer herd without calculating approximate deer populations? These are just more explanations and substantiations that one of the reasons the Maine deer herd is suffering is due to a poor deer management system – maybe the management system is fine, but the application of it stinks. Maybe the department just stroked that golden goose once too often.

I have no issue with MDIFW reducing deer permits in those regions that need it. What’s at issue is whether or not it should have come to a point where harsh measures are necessary to manipulate the deer herd. Severe winters do play a role in deer management but managers can’t keep blaming harsh winters. Maine has always had harsh winters but Maine has not always had a struggling deer herd.

Wildlife officials say they want to be conservative in managing the state’s whitetail deer herd, after two harsh winters.

Source: Maine reducing deer hunting permits by 23 percent to protect herd – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine Permitless Carry Bill Goes to Governor for Signing

Today, Constitutional/Permitless Carry legislation, Legislative Document 652, was enacted by the state Senate by a vote of 23-12. This critical legislation will now go to Governor Paul LePage for his expected signature.<<<Read More>>>

East Millinocket voters reject national park by wide margin

One day, a neighbor came knocking on the door. “I have a gift for you.” Upon examination of the gift, the people found out it was really nothing they wanted. The gift was pink paint to paint their house. Attempting to be gracious, they nicely explained that they appreciated the gesture, but accepting the gift would present a host of problems for the household. Yet, the gift bearer kept insisting.

Discovering that it appeared the people didn’t want the pink paint, the neighbor went to another town to find people who thought the pink paint would look good on the house anyway. Believing that if enough people who didn’t have to deal with an unwanted “gift” was willing to accept the free paint, the homeowner would just have to learn to like it.

A poor analogy perhaps on my part, but what is so important with the creation of an unwanted national park that Roxanne Quimby is determined to go out of town, or anywhere that it takes, in order to find enough people who want a pink house in the Millinocket, Maine region?

The message has been sent and continues to be sent that, people who live nearest to Quimby’s dreamland national park of nothingness, don’t want the gift. There is nothing there that would lure tourists to see and do. Few, by comparison, visit Baxter State Park. A park beside it becomes nothing more than more trees surrounding one mountain. Give it a rest. Otherwise, this becomes just another example of how a society emboldened in their totalitarian socialism, feels it necessary to force their way of life onto others.

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine – Residents voted 320-191 against a proposed 150,000-acre North Woods national park in a nonbinding referendum on Monday. The 40 percent of registered voters who participated in Monday’s polling exceeds the 36 percent of r egistered balloters in Medway who rejected the park, 252-102, in a nonbinding […]

Source: East Millinocket voters reject national park by wide margin — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

East Millinocket vote on national park draws ‘excellent’ turnout

*Editor’s Note* – Perhaps not so much to most people, but to me, the idea that those pushing a worthless “national park” in a place nobody wants to go, for no reason other than to gawk at a mountain, need to present the park as something it isn’t, should be RELEVANT. There once was a day when being honest about anything was relevant. In today’s decedent society, where truth and honesty no longer exists, to some of us the notion that lying to sell something, is terribly troubling.

St. Clair has said the precise acreage is irrelevant and an attempt by the proposal’s opponents to distract residents from the proposal’s merits.

Source: East Millinocket vote on national park draws ‘excellent’ turnout — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Maine’s a good place to find a hippie

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s use of the word hippie in his dissent leads to some research.

Source: Maine’s a good place to find a hippie – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Species Management Education Fund Bill Survives LePage Veto

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §10206, sub-§11 is enacted to read:
11. Species Management Education Fund. The department shall deposit $1 of every hunting license fee collected pursuant to sections 11109 and 11109-A in a separate account within the department, to be known as the Species Management Education Fund. The fund is nonlapsing. The department shall use money in the fund on an annual basis to educate the public on the management of game species. The department may contract with a private entity to provide this education. Education provided pursuant to this section must include information about how hunting and fishing helps to manage specific species. The department may continue its activities pursuant to this subsection during ballot initiative campaigns concerning wildlife issues.<<<Read enter Act>>>

In national park debate, where’s the honey? | Mainely Thoughts

“I was inspired by the bees, the way they all worked together,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh, what good little communists they are. Well, except for that queen in there.’” — Roxanne Quimby

Over the past several days, I’ve been doing research on Quimby’s national park and recreation area proposal. When I got to that quote in a March 2008 article in Yankee Magazine, I laughed. It was too perfect an analogy to ignore.

Source: In national park debate, where’s the honey? | Mainely Thoughts

In national park debate, where’s the honey?

“I was inspired by the bees, the way they all worked together,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh, what good little communists they are. Well, except for that queen in there.’” — Roxanne Quimby

Over the past several days, I’ve been doing research on Quimby’s national park and recreation area proposal. When I got to that quote in a March 2008 article in Yankee Magazine, I laughed. It was too perfect an analogy to ignore.

Somewhere in Quimby’s motivations, was there the idea she would take over the North Woods like a queen bee, and all the folks up there would get in line like “good little communists”? We all know her former neighbors aren’t the “good little communist” type.

Source: In national park debate, where’s the honey? | Mainely Thoughts