November 29, 2022

The Right Hand is Blind to the Left Hand – With an Attitude to Boot

Have you often wondered why the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) even exists and functions at all? I have. But let me be honest. The job is a huge one and MDIFW does many things well. Others? Not so good. I think public relations and communications needs some improvement. What do you think?

In a story and video published at WAGM, Channel 8, Presque Isle, Maine, an MDIFW biologist states: “This [mild winter] is tremendous, not only for deer but all wild life. We know the weather regime is quite rigorous. And winter is a tremendous limiting factor in survivor-ship for all wild life. I guess it boils down to, I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Happy days are here again… and blue skies, nothing but blue skies will I see.

But hang on a minute. Not quite so fast with the jubilation of instant deer management.

WABI TV’s website has another video about the mild winter weather in Maine.

Another MDIFW biologist told the Bangor, Maine television audience that: “Severe weather in any direction is going to have some mild impact on all critters, but people like to make a big deal out of nothing.”

And so, there you have it. You decide if MDIFW needs a bit of help with getting their excuses stories straight.

The mild weather, according to one biologist, is the answer to all things wildlife – all wild life is prosperous. Shhh! Don’t say a word about how that mild winter weather grows winter ticks and slaughters moose by the dozens or more. All wild life benefits.

Because people “like to make a big deal out of nothing,” we should stop being concerned for whether or not Maine’s deer, bear, moose, grouse, turkeys and yes, even, piping plovers are effected by “climate change.” MDIFW seems to have taken on that attitude…or at least some. It must be about keeping the stockholders happy to increase profits.

But you know what pisses me off the most about all of this? I really don’t care that much that MDIFW sends out contradictory information all on the same day, because I know the truth. What angers me most is that last comment shown above: “…but people like to make a big deal out of nothing.” Doesn’t that just stink to high heavens of an elitist biologist, the same ones that never listen to what the sportsmen who actually spend time afield have to say because I’M A BIOLOJEST and I know it all. Maybe if these people changed their attitudes about us low-life commoners, who, by the way, pay their salaries and retirement benefits, are nothing more than an inconvenience, people like me wouldn’t have to keep reminding them that their attitudes suck.

With a $50 million budget, plus lots more money to spend, isn’t it time for that department to have a common public relations person and press secretary where all communications come from?


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.”


Farce of the Century: Critical Information Needs

It’s a bit like Groundhog’s Day, the movie. This country has the media, which is controlled and manipulated by the Vatican-controlled (Black Pope) Council on Foreign Relations, pretending to be revealing “shocking” information that President Obama wants to have Federal Communications Commission members inserted into media newsrooms in order to monitor the processes taken, including the decision making that goes into what gets put out for information and how much gets made available. This would be known, evidently, as “Critical Information Needs” (CINs). In other words, like Mayor Bloomberg and others, the fascist government, run by the corporate fascists, which are all part of the ruling establishments that make decisions to benefit only themselves, want to control what news and how much of it you can hear. Don’t they already?

Members of the press, at least many of them, are putting up a good act pretending to be outraged. Consider the harping of Greta Van Susteren on her show the other night talking to a panel about this issue. She kept coming back to the same question to the panel wanting to know if any of them were shocked that an American president and his administration would “even consider such an idea?”

Nice try!

This dog and pony show, may not actually be the farce of the century but to the blind, it might be an opportunity to see the truth about what is already taking place. After all, it is so obvious. All this Kabuki Theater is for one purpose and one purpose only. It’s to make Americans THINK there exists freedom of the press now, which completes the vicious cycle of controlling and manipulating the people, while making them think they are free. Like Groundhog’s Day, we wake up every morning to the same fake, controlling, state-controlled media, believing it to be the truth (because after all we are free) and we return to the comfort of thinking nothing’s changed. God, it’s great to be free!

By design, some are stupid enough to believe this is nothing more than adding lipstick to the pig of the Fairness Doctrine. Those who do, don’t understand that the Fairness Doctrine was another in a long line of dog and pony shows crammed down the throats of slave Americans to make them THINK they were free and government was the god of that freedom. The Fairness Doctrine was an attempt to make the job of presenting fake news easier.

It is actually hilariously funny if you have an understanding of the purpose and operation of the Black Pope’s media machine. While Americans are intent on watching the one hand that is waving and snapping its fingers championing “freedom of the press”, the other hand continues to go about its business of controlling the news to make sure you only see and hear what the press (Black Pope) wants you to see and hear, all under the control of powers outside the U.S. Government.

But I don’t mean to upset your day. It would be very disturbing to have to come to terms with such truth. After all, who wants to admit they have been lied to their entire life by government and the press, while believing it all to be truth?

Now, back to your local news……because you are “free” to watch it.