September 20, 2018

Instead of a Monument….

Instead of suggesting this nonsense, how about the rational idea that if a park located in the middle of nowhere, where there is nothing, or at least nothing more than can be seen or done just about any place else in Maine, is such a damned good idea, why hasn’t Free Enterprise/Capitalism jumped on the opportunity to do so?

It amazes me how people’s wee brains don’t work at all…seemingly. Most people distrust government and have very little good to say about their antics. And yet, call upon government to do everything for them, right down to wiping their rear ends. Hiding behind some need to protect more land, one has to wonder why. Enough is enough.

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Maine Rep. Poliquin’s Letter to Sec. Zinke Concerning Katahdin Woods and Waters

Maine Congressional representative Bruce Poliquin, upon request from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, has written a letter to express his thoughts and concerns going forward in an investigation into the designation as a National Monument continues.

Although repeated polls showed the majority of Mainers, specifically those in the immediate region of the Roxanne Quimby lands, opposed the National Monument (and Park) designation, I’m sure Quimby’s position on the Board of the National Park Service played a significant role in President Obama’s decision to make the appointment of a National Monument. It was first attempted by Quimby to convince the Federal Government to open a National Park. The opposition to such a move was quite significant and so Quimby sought then president Barack Obama to bypass the usual processes and so Obama, with the stroke of a pen, designated the newly formed Katahdin Woods and Waters.

President Trump has since, via Executive Power, ordered an investigation into many land designations, including Katahdin Woods and Waters, to see if anything can be done to remove the designation and if not what might be done to ensure what will be in the best interest of the Maine people.

Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, inquired of Rep. Bruck Poliquin, for information about the land and the process of its designation. Poliquin’s letter back to Zinke (included below) presents much of the same arguments used against the designation leading up to Obama’s executive action. However, different from previous thoughts on the issue, Poliquin is asking Sec. Zinke, that should Maine remain stuck with the National Monument, to somehow let Maine be in charge and control over the monument and not necessarily the Federal Government. I’m not sure how that would work, but it is an interesting thought – one I’m doubtful of and probably could not support without knowing more specifics.

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Did Quimby Send “FAKE” Letter to Sec. Zinke About KW&W Support?

“In the midst of review, Quimby and other monument proponents have boosted their efforts to retain the designation, including the drafting of a fake letter sent to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on May 3 that found its way into the hands of the Bangor Daily News (BDN), who did little homework before printing their partisan report.

On May 10, the BDN published an article titled “Former critics sign letter asking to preserve Maine monument.” There’s just one problem – nobody actually signed the letter.”<<<Read More>>>

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Katahdin national monument now has its own support group

And just like alcoholics need support groups, so too do dysfunctional totalitarians need support groups.

“Eventually, the nonprofit organization will provide financial support for specific projects in the monument and surrounding communities, raise private funds to supplement — not replace — federal appropriations, protect the integrity of the monument and its resources, and speak for users in the betterment of monument operations,”<<<Read More>>>

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Maine Gov. LePage Pens Letter to Trump: Tear Down That Monument

In a move that might become a matter of too little too late, Maine Governor Paul LePage sent a letter to President Trump asking him to reverse Barack Obama’s declaration of a National Monument in lands east of Baxter State Park.

An article found in the Bangor Daily News indicates that there is some concern over investments in businesses, etc. that might be in jeopardy if the monument designation is overturned. It’s a bit one-sided to think this should be of concern when those pushing for the park didn’t seem to have much concern over investments others had made before Roxanne Quimby bought up the land and closed it down. Selfish and greedy when one considers that everyone else who has investments don’t matter, but those taking risks in this nationalistic endeavor, which is what business is all about, can’t have their risk on investment interfered with in any way.

I’ll go back to the same point I made a long time ago, that if building a park on Quimby’s land was such a great idea, and if now her money and donations (she claims the project is now worth $100,000,000.00) from others was so easy to get – money said to be able to sustain the park – then why didn’t Ms. Quimby build her own park? It’s her land. Let her do with it as she so sees fit. Instead she has dumped it into the laps of a corrupt and incompetent federal government that notoriously cannot take care of the lands they now hold. In addition, Maine loses the tax dollars this land would generate in private hands. Taxes will never decrease, therefore Maine citizens will have to make up the shortfall.

Although there may be “thousands” who have supported this monument, according to the BDN article, but there are tens of thousands more who don’t. This is classic totalitarian democracy in action. That’s also most commonly referred to as: “Money talks and shit walks.”

Governor LePage's Letter to President Trump RE National Monument Designation 2.14.17
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Roxanne Quimby 1 – Maine People 0

I would suggest that you also read this article about how the Federal Government goes about their business of taking lands in or near national monuments, along with the control they assume over those private lands.

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Will Quimby’s New Obama Playground Destroy Baxter State Park?

Oh, the cries to protect wilderness! Many cried to protect the beauty and the “wilderness” of the Yellowstone National Park. And did they? I suppose it depends on your political perspective definition of what “wilderness” is…right Slick Willie?

Yellowstone, often described as the model of how all lands should be “protected” has limited access but fits boldly into the model of an urban, sterile society, too damned lazy to get out of their plush, climate controlled automobiles to enjoy the actual wilderness. Wilderness seems to have morphed into a drive through municipal zoo. But don’t tell anyone.

So Roxanne Quimby, insisting on protecting Maine’s forests and wilderness, cried in the urban jungle to the corrupt politicians for a national park on her land. Not getting her way, yet, she had to settle for the work of cronyism from President Obama – some sort of reciprocating nonsense due to him appointing her to the board of the National Parks – and a national monument designation.

The question I have always had, and one that I read just this morning that someone else had expressed, is how do you protect “wilderness” by building and paving roads, erecting buildings, running infrastructure, such as water, sewer and electricity. Makes little sense.

Baxter State Park has a long common boundary with the new ObamaQuimby playground. The parks director is legitimately concerned about what effect visitors to the Katahdin Woods and Waters (KW&W) will have on Baxter. The director says that, “In order to preserve its wilderness as much as possible, Baxter strives to limit access to about 75,000 visitors annually.”

The director also shares the existing troubles of managing the park because Mt. Katahdin in the terminus of the Appalachian Trail. “Trail officials have been working with Baxter leaders for more than two years to alleviate chronic friction points, such as litter, alcohol and drug use on the trail, as well as large groups ascending Baxter Peak to party in celebration of a hiker’s completion of the mammoth journey. Too many thru-hikers were inviting large parties into campgrounds set aside for trail hikers, and bringing dogs falsely marked as service animals, Bissell has said.” Yes, Americans are so conscientious about protecting “wilderness.”

It’s difficult to get any sense of how concerned the Baxter director should be. While the same Bangor Daily News article states that there has already been some visitors to the Katahdin Woods and Waters, it would be my guess that curiosity is the motivating factor. Once they see that there is nothing to see, word will spread and visitors will be limited…that is until such time as they pave roads, build lodging, put in restaurants, snack bars and souvenir stands. Don’t forget the street lights and lighted parking lots. Remember, all in the name of protecting the wilderness, Mainers were sold the story that a national monument/park would boost the local economy. That’s what protecting wilderness is about. Doublespeak is what all that was and is.

Are there restrictions on what can and can’t be built on National Monument land? Yes, but that is left up to political perspective. Roads and buildings can be erected so long as they fulfill the directives and the purposes of the national monument. But isn’t the ultimate goal here a national park, where they can do anything they want, including the banning of hunting, trapping, fishing, use of ATVs and snowmobiles, etc.? It’s easy to lie and tell the people they will be able to carry on with some of the usual recreation activities on restricted portions of the land, while it’s a national monument. What about after it becomes a park?

The concern by the director of Baxter State Park, is that visitors to the KW&W will cross over the boundary on Baxter’s eastern boundary, which is managed as pretty much actual wilderness, and destroy it with their filth and decadence. It will happen, sooner or later.

Will the “wilderness” of KW&W end up like all the others – paved roads, buildings and retail shops – where lazy visitors can cruise around the paved roads, smogging up the landscape, discarding their trash, defecating beside the road and at pullout sites? Will it expand and destroy Baxter State Park? Will Baxter Park get swallowed up by KW&W like Roxanne Quimby first envisioned?

Time will tell.

And just as a reminder,

DON’T GO LOOK!

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Quimby Deeds Her Land To “The Lamb With Two Horns That Speaks Like a Dragon”

I read in the Bangor Daily News of the transfer of deeds of around 87,000 acres of land from Roxanne Quimby to the United States Government – presumably the next step toward President Obama, by Executive Order, designating the lands that contain nothing, a National Monument.

In that article, Maine Rep. Stephen Stanley was quoted as saying, “I’m a property rights person, and [Quimby has] got the right to do what she wants with her own property.” For those readers who have spent enough time on this website should realize, I, too, am a property rights person. The difference in what is stated above and my position is that, while Quimby does have a right, within the laws that govern the holder of a land deed, it’s very little of my business what she does unless she opts to deed the land over to the “Lamb with Two Horns” (U.S. Government Rev. 13:11) By carrying out such an act, it forces me and other Americans, to pay the prices connected with another piece of government land. In short, it now becomes the business of everyone and as such should be expected to speak out for or against the action.

Now that the U.S. Government (the lamb that has the voice of a dragon) has taken possession of the land, the collective of head-burying troglodytes, can believe that the Federal Government will take care of this new land, differently than all the rest. Refusing to identify the ineptitude, real or planned, of the Feds, idiots will go about business believing all the utter nonsense they have been told about what having a national monument will do. I suspect that beginning today, Mainers will be lining up to get into the land that has nothing, and will always have nothing. That’s how the Feds “manage” and “care for” Federal lands. Essentially the land is turned into a useless piece of nothingness. To move that planned event of scarcity to it’s earliest success, I expect soon to hear about plans to introduce wolves, perhaps even mountain lions.

Before I continue, I would like for Ms. Quimby to answer a question for me. If, as is stated in the BDN article, the main purpose of buying and deeding land to the U.S. Government, is to protect as much of the vast Maine woods in it’s natural state as possible, why then is the wish to turn the land into a park where you have told people thousands and thousands will come and visit yearly bringing millions of dollars to local businesses? If the purpose is to protect a “natural” piece of land, I would think the last thing I would want to do is turn the land into something that it isn’t (unnatural) and invite the world to come and destroy it. But what do I know?

Into the future, the parade of lies will continue. After all, the United States Corporation has existed for more than two centuries now on selling the people lies. Certainly it will not stop now. Quimby and her pack of environmentalists did all they could to create fake information that would be used to influence public opinion. They did well, although I realize it mattered not. The fix was in long ago. Perhaps she and her gaggle of blind, save-the-planet dupes, mired in the Ditch of insanity, learned how to do this through the outreach of the Tavistock Institute of Public Relations. Surely we saw some of those techniques on display at the Delphi Technique-led, fake public meetings.

Americans don’t get it. But that doesn’t bother them. They don’t want to get it. It’s easier and feels better to insert your head as deeply into anything that will deaden the sound and cause blindness. For centuries, Americans have been lied to – lied to by the Lamb with the voice of a Dragon and all those who refuse to “come out of her.” After the lies, nothing changes. All the promises, all the “science,” all the fake public opinion polls, are cast aside. The government is left with more and the people are left with less. And we like it! So much so we help them to achieve the goals that ultimately will destroy us all – except for a few remaining slaves to care for the Posterity.

This event is identical to all political campaigns. Lie, cheat and steal, and present yourself as a lamb. Once those striving to become a part of the whore, get what they want, the “lamb” becomes the “dragon.”

I would rather Roxanne Quimby stripped her land of every twig of lumber, mined every conceivable mineral and possible resource, rendering it completely worthless, than to have given it over to the Dragon.

However, the Dragon and the Beast, already own and control that land, so what Quimby says and does, doesn’t really matter.

Open mine eyes that I may see!

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National monument not right for rural Maine

The wealthy Quimby family has spent more than $1 million at Hilltop Public Solutions in Washington, D.C., to convince President Barack Obama to use his authority to designate this area a national monument.

Source: National monument not right for rural Maine — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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SAM’s Executive Director Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Quimby National Monument

Condensed SAM Testimony
Delivered by David Trahan, June 1, 2016

It is SAM’s mission to defend the rights of sportsmen and firearm owners. In addition, we promote the responsible conservation of our natural resources. On several occasions, including last year, we polled our members on whether they supported the creation of a National Park for the Katahdin region of Maine, as proposed by Roxanne Quimby. Each time the answer was a resounding NO, with our last poll at 92% opposition.

Through the generations Mainers have struck a delicate balance with landowners, sharing the land for all sorts of recreational uses, like hunting, fishing, trapping, and snowmobiling. Over time, large landowners have leased land and camps to outdoor recreationists, and as a result, thousands of camps have sprung up in the wilds of Maine. During these adventures into the Maine woods, moms, dads, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, and friends learned how to hunt, fish, camp, and conserve our natural resources, and in the process built bonds that made families stronger, and men and women better citizens.

Unfortunately, that delicate balance between landowners and Mainers was threatened in the early 1990s when the radical group Restore the North Woods appeared on the scene. They proposed abandoning traditional recreation like hunting, snowmobiling, and other motorized recreation, as well as ending logging. Instead, they proposed creating a 3.2-million acre wilderness National Park surrounding Baxter State Park. The opposition to this attempt to place northern Maine in federal ownership was swift, and overwhelming.<<<Read the Rest>>>

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