November 28, 2020

Proposed Hunting Rule Changes “Don’t Need to be Logical”

INDEED!!!

Yesterday I was reading Gerry Lavigne’s article that was published by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine concerning one man’s proposals for rule changes dealing with coyotes and bears. Lavigne twice makes the statement that rule proposals by ignorant citizens (my words, not his) “need not be logical.” He was right.

A couple of issues jumped out at me which exemplify the ignorance associated with emotional and irrational actions by those who can’t stand hunting, fishing, and trapping.

One of the petitions being forced onto the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) demands that feral, hybrid canines that heavily populate the Maine landscape, spreading diseases and destroying other species, be classified as a distinct species. The petitioner then intends to submit that new species of nasty half-wild dog to the authorities also demanding protection as an endangered species. Ignorance abounds!

Canines are canines and will interbreed when any opportunity presents itself. What “protects” certain canine species, such as coyotes and wolves, is separation. Does this petitioner even ask why the wild dogs roaming Maine’s landscape are an ad mixture of canines, including domestic dogs? My, my! We couldn’t allow any intelligent and factual information enter discussions about wildlife management.

The biggest threat to wild canine species is overpopulation. The petitioner is a self-anointed wolf worshiper and founder of Maine Wolf Coalition. He believes wolves inhabit the Maine landscape. Sorry. They do not. What inhabits the Maine landscape is a “Heinz 57” mongrelized semi-wild dog…a mixture that is the result of allowing the canine predators to flourish as well as uncontrolled domestic dogs.

Coyotes and wolves have a place in the wild…key word being wild. They do NOT belong is human-settled landscapes. If anyone is so fired up about protecting actual coyotes and wolves, they should be doing everything in their power to prevent the forcing of these canine species into shared landscapes. Interbreeding will undoubtedly occur. History and science proves that.

This illogical petitioner is asking the MDIFW to stop the killing of Maine’s overgrown population of coyotes in order to “protect” Maine’s wolves. Maine doesn’t have wolves. The petitioner wants the wild dogs in the Pine Tree state reclassified creating a species that needs protection…while calling the dogs wolves.

Certainly this circular thinking is not only illogical, it’s insane.

Globally, idiots are screaming for millions of wolves to have free run everywhere…including your back yard. They are demanding protection of the diseased critter because they lack any knowledge about the habits of the animals and the real dangers associated with honest protections of a species. In addition, these irrational, emotional haters of hunting and trapping simply just want to end the long held tradition.

Coyotes are a direct competitor of the wolf. You simply cannot expect thousands of coyotes and wolves (assuming they are actual species) to coexist (forced into the same habitat) and still expect that the species would be protected. It’s impossible. If anyone was actually serious about protecting “grey wolves” in Maine, they would be demanding a serious reduction of coyotes, if not an extirpation of them in order to make room for wolves.

This is all just insanity.

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Profound? Maine Moose Biologist Theorizes Fewer Moose Means Fewer Deadly Winter Ticks

For at least a decade I have been beating a drum that Global Warming is NOT the cause of Maine’s – and other state’s – increase in the winter tick which is killing off the moose population – a natural occurrence. My proclamation has been that if the state would reduce the moose population to a sensible level, one that actually meets the real “carrying capacity” of the habitat, we would, in turn, see the tick population decrease and result in a healthier bunch of moose.

After all these years, according to the Portland Press Herald, Maine’s lead moose biologist is suggesting a “study” to prove or disprove his thesis that fewer moose would make for fewer ticks and a healthier moose population.

WOW! PROFOUND!

Here are some issues of which I have concerns about. First, the proposal is to conduct the study within half a hunting zone…District 4. Is this a large enough study area to achieve viable data to prove or disprove anything?

Second, can ANY study be legitimate if those conducting the study are still so deeply mired in the nonsense that ticks have increased due to a warming planet? I know the answer to that question…NO!

Third, it is getting to the point that moose study after moose study has resulted in conclusions that we have already known. Collaring of moose in two general regions of Maine has shown mortality rates for the animals. The data seem to indicate that the moose population is continuing to decline and it is believed that declination is due to the winter tick…mainly that tick mortality on moose is destroying the moose calf survivability rate.

Terrific! So, why doesn’t somebody begin conducting some real studies of the winter tick? It is terrible science to continue with more moose studies about ticks when nobody knows, or refuses to understand, about the winter tick. Any real tick studies are old. All new tick “studies” are nothing more than offering lip service about the tick based on cherry picked pieces of data from ancient tick studies that conveniently fit the modern narrative of Global Warming. This kind of work is either criminal or just plain lazy ignorance.

The senseless beating of a dead horse about global warming just isn’t getting the job done because it is promoting a false thesis, unprovable and extremely political. Every study that I have read about the winter tick disproves any theory about its growth due to “Global Warming.” Ticks grow and proliferate in regions of cold much farther north than Maine and much farther south. The winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, is prolific all over the world, seemingly viable in most any climate…hot, dry, wet, etc. Calling for “old fashioned” winters in Maine will do nothing to mitigate the tick problem. Without real knowledge about the tick, how can an honest study be conducted on the effects of the tick on moose by only examining and tracking the moose?

I would suppose that after six years of moose studies, to finally reach a point where one biologist proposes a theory about the relationship between moose numbers and ticks should be examined, is a good thing. My concerns I have just listed, which are substantial, leaves us, before any study has begun, wondering of what value any data collected would have.

One has to even wonder if these new studies are simply just another way to promote the man-controlled thesis of Global Warming?

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Can You Handle the Truth About Wolves and Coronavirus?

An article by James Beers

I have received several questions lately about what is known about whether wolves are vectors (i.e. “carry”) the virus that causes coronavirus and if so, can they infest people, dogs, campgrounds and rural home-sites, etc. in their wide-ranging nighttime foraging in the settled landscapes of The Lower 48 States.  The answer – like so much about these Government Issue (GI) large predators like wolves and grizzlies increasingly absorbed into federal jurisdiction and protection or cougars and black bears simultaneously being given more and more State protection (and less and less management and control) – is that government and their radical environment supporters, and protectors must have told the media that you couldn’t handle the truth so it is downplayed, derided or ignored.


“They” might not get the votes in Colorado in November to voluntarily impose wolves on Rural Colorado if you knew too much.  Those Seattle voters would be less likely to browbeat the State Wildlife Agency to spread and protect wolves or to strongly oppose spreading grizzly bears over a wide swath of the rest of the State.  Idaho wouldn’t commit the millions they are considering to reduce wolves to a low level and keep them there. Montana voters will not make it a high priority to fight the continued dabbling by the courts into how, when, and where the many wolves in the State can be controlled, reduced and maintained in the State, thereby chipping away at the lie everywhere that the feds will “delist the wolves” in The Lower 48 States instead of just tying the State’s hands, forcing them to maintain growing wolf densities and pay for it all out of state wildlife funds to bankrupt the State wildlife management programs and hunting.  Great Lakes State’s rural residents, ranchers, hunters and campers might not continue their “good child” demeanor about all the lies and dissembling by federal and State politicians, bureaucrats, and environmentalists that despite endless promises and excuses for years about “delisting”, they are “still working on it and not to call them, they’ll call you”.

You will notice that any news about wolves and coronavirus could upset a lot of apple carts especially throughout the West and the Great Lakes States.  If the “natives”; especially those out of work, those quarantined in their homes, those with dogs, and all those so recently schooled about how easily and quickly the coronavirus is spread; heard that wolves carry the virus and spread it in their far and wide wanderings in, around and through human areas: why, they might get pretty restless.

Here is what seems to be the case.

1.    A recent “study” of wolves in Yellowstone Park reported, “We know that nearly all wolves in Yellowstone become infected with canine parvovirus, canine adenovirus-1, and canine herpesvirus at some point in their lives. We have also detected canine coronavirus-1, canine adenovirus-2, and Bordetella bronteseptica; but currently we have no estimate of how common these infections are or their impacts (although they can cause severe illness in domestic dogs).”  Obtaining a copy of this study was difficult and I have not seen any reporting of it.  Long story short, the -1 is not differentiated from the current -19 you see and hear about daily.  This indicates the strong possibility that if wolves carry it; other canines (coyotes, dingos, dogs, jackals) very likely carry it.

2.    There is no literature that I can find on the biology of wild canines carrying or transmitting the coranovirus to humans.  Paradoxically, there is an endless string of “studies” on protecting the only canine we sleep with and treat like “a member of the family” the pet dog.  They mostly assure us that Fido is not in danger of getting coronavirus in our home if we take precautions around the dog like not coughing on them and making frequent $$ veterinarian visits.  But…

3.    An article in LIVESCIENCE reports, “A pet dog that contracted a “low-level” COVID-19 infection from its owner has now died, according to news reports. The owner has not allowed the dog to be autopsied, so the exact cause of death remains unknown.”   “ The dog’s owner, a 60-year-old woman, first tested positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 25 and was hospitalized at the time, according to the news report. She returned home on March 8 after recovering from the illness. The genetic makeup of the virus found in people and the virus found in the woman’s Pomeranian appeared similar, the AFCD reported. “The [gene] sequence results indicate that the virus likely spread from the infected persons and subsequently infected the dog,” they noted in a statement.”

So this what I have found out.  The US government and media do not want to recognize any coronavirus danger to humans from wolves, coyotes, or dogs.  Addressing the “worry” about humans infecting some poor “fixed” “rescue” dog is another matter.

If a Pomeranian, died from being infected by an infected human, then it is pretty likely a wolf or coyote could be infected as well but it also means the reverse: that a canine (wolf, coyote or dog) could infect a human through just as many possibilities (sneezing, coughing, leaving saliva, etc.) on things in yards or on things other animals mouth or lick and then bring into the house or leave it when they lick furniture or children or cuts on adult’s hands, etc.

I can hear it already, “what does Beers’ know?” and “there are no studies or data supporting this, it is all fiction!”  All I know, like Will Rogers, is what I read in the paper plus in this instance what I don’t read in all the non-existent “studies” by those bureaucrats running this runaway train.

Allow me to observe, that you and I clearly “can’t stand the truth” otherwise we would be told the truth even though it would disrupt all these government schemes to vacate rural America and eliminate everything from hunting and trapping to logging, grazing and gun possession. LOL!

So wolves, coyotes and dogs can carry the coronavirus and they sneeze, cough and leave saliva.  Thus they can and you can bet they are doing their bit; as perhaps the widest-ranging large animal out there, the wolf, is doing more than their fair share in rural America as you read this.  Not to worry though, like “delisting the wolf”, “we have some more work to do and when we get it done, don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

Jim Beers

29 March 2020

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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.

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And Right on Cue, Out Come the “Balance of Nature” Scorpions

I knew that yesterday when I published a short piece about one Maine town planning on spending $27,000 to kill a handful of rabies-infected animals causing safety problems within the town, that the misguided and ill-informed masses would begin speaking out in protest of killing any animal. And here they come.

I apologize that I cannot give you a link because the story I read this morning was from a copy of the newsprint version.

Aside from the lies about nature being in balance and the need to protect rabies-infected animals, like foxes, skunks, and raccoons, nothing ever seems to change as people refuse to correct their ignorance and make decisions based on something other than emotional clap trap.

When you read foolish drivel like, “Everything is connected. When you take something out, you disrupt the whole balance,” one can only ask where do people get this terrible information from. And then I remember, it is the babble that is taught in our schools and perpetuated by the media.

I’ve been trying to educate the public for years about the intellectual rubbish of “Balance of Nature.” “Nature,” as most have grown to believe is some magical mystery tour, is a vicious and continuous cycle of positive and negative feedback loops. What that means to us simple folks is that it is always changing and most often is replete with wild fluctuations.

But, I digress in order to attempt to make some sort of sense out of who would, out of their self-acclaimed love affair with Nature, consider protecting the likely perpetuation of rabies, not only on the animals but the people who come in contact with them, in order to achieve a “balance” that does not exist? Do we exchange one disease for another based on preferred animal affections?

Rabies is a cyclical disease, as a reflection of the truth of the positive and negative feedback loops; some years there’s rabies, some years there’s not. It is basic information to understand that diseases are most often spread when there are too many of one group of animals – in this case the canines that carry the disease. This is a clear indication that there is no balance, otherwise there wouldn’t be any issues with numerous encounters between people and wild animals and the threat of disease. This is not a difficult concept to handle when observed away from an emotional attachment to animals, coupled with having been taught false information.

Believing that if left alone, the foxes, raccoons, and skunks, diseased or not, would solve the rodent problem that carries other ticks and diseases that transmit Lyme and other diseases, then believers of such rubbish surely should then believe that there is some magic formula that will take care of the foxes, raccoons, and skunks. So, why is there a problem of too many wild canines that are carrying rabies and threatening people, if nature was in balance?

And why do we pay good money to have fish and wildlife departments and federal departments to handle such threats from diseases that pose public safety issues? If “Nature” balanced itself, think of the money we could save.

If people understood the realities of “leaving nature alone,” they would know that, at times, it requires man to step in and responsibly take care of public health and safety issues…even if it means checking a population of animals to facilitate the resolve to an important problem.

It’s always easy to speak up for the protection of animals when these diseased animals aren’t in your backyard threatening you and your family. Have some sense. Ridding the community of a few rodent-eating varmints isn’t the end of their world. As is obvious, these animals will reproduce and come back, probably to threaten the neighborhoods again.

Take a Xanax and call me in the morning.

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$27,000 To Euthanize Possible Rabies-Infected Wildlife

A small city and area in the mid-coast region of Maine has announced plans to set out traps to catch animals that might be infected with rabies. Evidently, there have been several encounters between people and foxes and other critters that can carry rabies, and concerns are growing to the point town managers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) think something needs to be done.

Before I make my statement that is sure to piss off a great number of people, let me say that dealing with rabies in wild animals is a difficult task. There is no way of knowing whether any animal is rabid. The town feels they are at a point where they must kill off a percentage of the animals that can contract and spread rabies in order to reduce encounters with people. Even the USDA says this action has no guarantee to stop the spread of rabies.

So, here’s the insane part. It’s going to cost the town nearly $27,000 to put out 20 traps and check them for a period of 10 days. So what costs so much? That’s easy. Let me paste here exactly what one news report printed: “The traps will not be lethal or harm the animal, but every wild animal caught in the traps will be euthanized.”

This is insanity! Is there a reason, other than the trapping “will not be lethal or harm the animal,” that lethal traps can’t be used? The animals are going to be killed…period. Kill them, properly dispose of them, and be done with it. The bulk of the cost of “euthanizing” the captured animals is putting the animals down “humanely.”

I know, I know. But seriously. Think about it. $27,000 is going to be spent to kill how many animals?

I’m sorry. I just can’t help myself. I wasn’t raised that way.

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Coronavirus, Locusts: The Image of the Beast?

We are programmed to simply accept explanations given to us by the controlling factions of the Global Power Structure. To question or expose, one is immediately labeled as recusant, conspiracy theorists – a trademark devised by the U.S.’s CIA. The CIA even has its own webpage where they freely exercise the practice of annulling “conspiracy theories.”

The latest of the so-called health crises involve a man-made, patented virus called Coronavirus. Another is a report out of Africa of record-breaking swarms of locusts.

Bill Gates warned everyone last year that there would be a viral pandemic. How would he, or anyone else, know that unless they was involved in the manufacture and spread of Coronavirus?

Perhaps it is pointless to attempt to point fingers and make accusations against people and agencies to the complicit, acquiescent automatons of our robotic society. However, to most, it doesn’t matter, but to some, there are “red flags” that should alert us that the Beast (the Global Power Structure, the System, the Mystery Whore of Babylon, is at work).

Let’s look at two reports. The first is a report this morning about warnings and demands being made about the Coronavirus. I realize that most aren’t interested in what the Beast is doing, but maybe they need to pay attention. Aren’t the delusional factions of the Beast System telling us what we might expect into our future?

The AP is reporting this morning that calls are going out to “ban wildlife trade.” They want to tell us that “wildlife trade” involves those that market “unregulated” wild animals as food – key word being unregulated.

Mind you that, whether you want to accept the fact or not, officials (delusional participants within the Beast System) are blaming the coronavirus on food markets in Wuhan Province in China. If you will recall, the SARS virus of about 17 years ago, magically originated in the same area of China. And, magically, the only laboratory in China capable of “handling” deadly viruses (think biological warfare) is in Wuhan Province.

But what is the AP telling us about the fallout from Coronavirus? First, that China has placed a “temporary ban on the trade of wild animals.” Mind you, the same media (of the Beast System) reports they have no idea where the virus came from, yet they insist on a ban and pointing fingers at the cause being eating animals and called for “a ban on eating wild animal meat.” There’s more.

The AP also reports (is this really related to the spread of Coronavirus?) that, “Demand for wild animals in Asia, especially China, is hastening the extinction of many species…” Pay attention because that claim is important as it substantiates the call world wide for people to stop killing all animals (a worldwide food source). According to the delusional “bugs” that feverishly work at the promotion of the Global Beast Structure, animals have at least equal, if not greater, rights than man.

“They advocate vastly increasing on-site inspections and government oversight of all wildlife markets.” Governments, and their associated Beast Factions, are the ones responsible for these deadly viruses and the spread of them, and yet, we are supposed to be subjected to (silent acquiescence) more of their regulation. That way they have better and easier means of killing all that they deem necessary.

Here in the good ole U.S. of A, the Wildlife CONservation Society has offered their opinions. The executive director says, and pay very close attention, if “human consumption of illegal and unregulated wildlife persists, then the public will continue to face heightened risks from emerging new viruses, potentially more lethal and the source of future pandemic spread,” he said. “These are perfect laboratories for creating opportunities for these viruses to emerge.”

I’m taking this as a warning that the Beast System intends the release of “more lethal” viruses. Mind you, these are the same Beast System organizations that some of us, myself included, have attempted to educate about the spread of deadly diseases carried in the wild by canine species, particularly wolves and coyotes. And yet they insist this is not true and work feverishly (sorry) at protecting these nasty, disease ridden animals that serve very little of worth in human-settled landscapes.

Guess what else is located in Wuhan Province? “Shennongjia, a UNESCO World Heritage nature reserve that is a habitat of great biodiversity with many rare species including the clouded leopard, golden snub-nosed monkey and the Chinese giant salamander.”

To tell you about the Beast System UNESCO would require another book. If you have read the report, you would realize that these are the same delusional “bugs” who claim that too many species crammed into too small an area, is the laboratory for breeding deadly viruses and spreading them. And yet, they protect and preserve “great biodiversity” which becomes a convenient breeding ground.

The Beast System is in control and we are their victims – believe it or not. It doesn’t matter whether you want to believe it, they do and they are out to kill us.

Let’s shift to another report I read this morning about locusts in Africa. I’ll admit that what caught my attention in this article is its relationship to Bible Prophecy as well as a deeper understanding of when the “locusts” will be released from the Bottomless Pit in the End of Days.

The report appears benign enough unless you are capable of not accepting all things as truth. For instance. The report tells us this “outbreak” of “desert locusts” is the worse in “70 years” – not since forever but merely a short 70 years.

Here’s another warning: “When rains arrive in March and bring new vegetation across much of the region, the numbers of the fast-breeding locusts could grow 500 times…” How do they know this?

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization says, “WE MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY.” (emphasis added) Act to do what? Spray insecticides of course. “About $70 million is needed to step up aerial pesticide spraying…”, and all that money goes directly to killing people spraying for locusts? (The War on Locusts)

Hang on. It gets better. It seems the UN wants $70 million to spray but, “That won’t be easy, especially in Somalia, where parts of the country are in the grip of the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group.” This is the same “al-Qaida” that the U.S. Government Beast System trained and deployed and continues to perpetuate.

The plans for starvation are apparent: “Even a small swarm of the insects can consume enough food for 35,000 people in a single day…” (imagine how much FOOD will disappear when there are 500 times the locusts) and, “This may threaten the shaky food security in the region.”

Is this a planned event like the Coronavirus, SARS, Zika, Ebola, Influenza, etc.?

And no such “we are all gonna die” report would be complete until we included, “A changing climate has contributed to “exceptional” breeding conditions…” Or maybe because the Beast System has learned how to control the weather, this “exceptional breeding conditions” is man-made.

The system we are trapped in is a rigged system. It is the Beast System that rules the world. Their goal is the death of millions; it has been for decades. If you choose not to accept that, that is your business. At least try to pay attention and you can find out when the Beast will attack next – or maybe its more comfortable for you to live in denial or with blindfolds on. These attacks are happening at rapid pace. You might not be able to keep up.

The next time you hear one of the leaders of the Beast System, like a Bill Gates, telling you that if we don’t do something (wink-wink like Climate Change) bigger and badder viruses are going to kill millions, maybe billions, you better pay attention because he knows.

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China Market Where Coronavirus Originated Serves Up Rats and Live Wolf Puppies

Governments (Global Power Structure) historically create and spread diseases and viruses, most meant to kill people and control their behavior. This latest virus, Coronavirus, that is said to have originated in the province of Wuhan, China, appears to have specifically sprouted from a “food” market where such things as “…live foxes, crocodiles, wolf puppies, giant salamanders, snakes, rats, peacocks, porcupines, camel meat and other game — 112 items in all.”

I’ll leave it up to readers to decide whether this, or any other virus, is the product of planned attacks by “government” agencies. Regardless, it appears we must deal with the virus and all associated fallout from it.

According to one source, the coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, all began from snakes; which would make sense being that all viruses originate from Satan, who was cursed to forever crawl on his belly as a serpent.

And the fallout? Yahoo News reports, conveniently, that “…authorities believe the virus likely came from “wild animals at the seafood market””. But note also that they include in their headline that the source of the virus come from a place that sells/butchers? “live wolf puppies.” If that wasn’t intended to play on the emotions of existing mentally ill, perverse people and their love affairs with wolves, and wildlife in general, I don’t know what would be.

The report says nothing other than live wolf puppies can be found there. We don’t know if they are sold as pets (in China I doubt it) or butchered and eaten – a common practice in several other societies.

What a skillful attack on normalcy. On the one hand, some, myself included, could easily say, I told you so. I told you of the 35-50 diseases and viruses that wolves (canines) can carry, some of them deadly to man. All animals are loaded with disease and viruses. Why do you think we are always being told to “properly” cook all meat?

But on the other hand, what a great opportunity to further attack the long heritage of nations and peoples all across the globe who hunt wildlife to consume and for simple sustenance. The blatant attempt here is to put the fear of god into people who hunt and consume the meat they kill in order to stop the practice of hunting/trapping. With this will come shortage of food and the end result being more deaths (eugenics) to the people.

Our only hope might be that those who cause the spread of the viruses (not the victims) are cursed with their own concoctions.

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Trickle-Down Nonsense of Moose Tick Infestations

This morning I was rereading a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) blog post about the department’s ongoing moose survival study. There is little hope that ever in my lifetime we will rid ourselves of the ignorant brainwashing that has caused a new religion of Climate Change Worship. I am left with the firm understanding that, beyond politics, the science of climate change, has been replaced with the Scientism of utter nonsense. There is no hope. Regardless of whatever reality is, whether natural or man-made, the inability to understand simple concepts has been bred out of this post-normal society. Such is the case within our wildlife management departments worldwide. All that is known is we’re all gonna die from Climate Change.

There’s nothing I can say or do that is going to have any influence on the epidemic that has overtaken this dystopian totalitarian existence.

But maybe there is hope to some degree…or not. The blog post of which I linked to above reads: “This increase in winter tick is a consequence of the changing climate, resulting in milder winters and creating a greater opportunity for tick survival.”

One of the problems with making this statement is that there are not enough studies done on winter ticks to be able to fully understand the survival rates and conditions. While fish and wildlife biologists, along with millions of climate change religious fanatics, are nothing more than echo chambers of what he said-she said, hand selected information, most of which is based on scientism (outcome based) and void of real science (truth), is used to prop up narratives and is rooted in unprovable propaganda.

Currently, there are just as many, perhaps even more, pieces of scholarship that tell us that “climate” really is not a strong enough factor to consider in tick survival. (But, as I say, Don’t go look!)

The echo chambers constantly repeat the tale that harsh winters (this from the standpoint of we don’t have harsh winters anymore, which is bunkum) will kill off ticks that cause mortality in moose. Harsh winters have come and gone and returned again, the same way they always have. Those who choose to believe false data about temperature changes, wrongly believe that normal cold winters (if we still had them, wink-wink) would take care of the tick problem. They fail to understand tick mortality and the relationship to temperatures and climate, even suggesting they don’t really understand the life cycle of the moose tick.

Consider the following…if at all possible. If Climate Change is a real factor (There is natural climate change. There is NOT man-caused climate change…at least not in the way it is being sold to the public.) and if Maine is indicative of the rest of the world, it has seen a minuscule increase in average year round temperature (perhaps a half a degree) in the past few decades, then which scenario do you think would have the most influence on tick proliferation and mortality – a temperature change of half a degree over several decades, or an increase in moose populations, directly proportional to the increase in ticks, of say 50% or more over the same period of time?

Because the political persuasion of Climate Change Religion has so poisoned the minds of good men, perhaps then the only hope will be some changes made to moose management that is secondary, or worse, to counter the invasion of Scientism.

If we read further on at the MDIFW blog, we can read the following: “With parasites and disease, higher moose population leads to greater chance of transfer, ultimately causing more death. Since calves have two critical periods in their lives to ensure survival, it is of high priority for MDIFW to find ways to help improve moose health. For this reason, the agency is considering methods of selectively lowering the moose population in certain parts of the state to decrease the chance for parasite and disease transfer, eventually leading to a healthier and higher quality population.”

What is extremely interesting in this approach is that this is something I have been harping at for years now, i.e. that we should recognize those factors that influence wildlife that we have no ability to control and focus on those things that we can. DUH!

As much as anyone wants to harp on Climate Change, there’s nothing we can do about it, short of an all out war on the worlds’ human population. Some believe a tax on carbon will do the job. I might suggest that first we take a look at the historic raping of the public of taxes for such things as the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, the War on Education, etc. and do an honest assessment as to the status of those billion dollar (in taxes) programs and the yield on investment. Yeah, I thought so.

So, we can’t change the climate…no, really, we CANNOT change the climate. We don’t even understand it or what influences it. How are we ever going to change it? Or do we want to?

A warming climate has historically always been followed by periods of prosperity, growth, ample food supplies, etc. Carbon dioxide is an important and necessary component to our own health and prosperity.

If the climate in Maine is changing so much, as we are led to believe, that moose ticks are growing by the trillions as a result, then it only makes sense, as we are also told, that the southern fringe of natural moose habitat would be migrating north, and along with it the northern fringe of the whitetail deer population would be expanding north along with the retreating moose.

We know that the opposite is true. Maine’s deer population is struggling to survive north of say the East and West highway of U.S. Route 2. We also know that moose are expanding into southern regions of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. This is all opposing the theories of Climate Change and the false claim that moose ticks are increasing due to Climate Change.

It is of some relief to see that at least in Maine, moose biologists are willing to attempt something beyond crying over Climate Change to improve the health of the moose herd. With open minds and a return to real wildlife science, biologists will soon learn, as others have before them, that the ONLY way to mitigate moose ticks is to reduce the population.

Let’s get on with it and put an end to this needless suffering.

Photo by Albert Ladd

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Ticks and Opossums: When You Really, Really, Really, Want to Believe

If you are a regular reader of this website, perhaps you saw the comment left by a contributing writer to this blog. It was about being made a fool of. This is what he sent for information: “

DEFINITIONS – WHAT IS BEING DONE TO PUBLIC SERVANTS and how they unknowingly and knowingly are in fact self destructing. Thus fools advocating for their own demise and followed by fools that believe their every word…

make a fool –

3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe

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Idiom.

make a fool of (out) of someone –

to make someone look foolish

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dupe –

noun.

2. a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person

Verb (used with object).

3. to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick
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dupe –

noun.

2. a person who unwittingly serves as the tool of another person or power

3. ( transitive verb ) to deceive, esp by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool

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dupe –

( transitive verb ) to trick someone into believing something that is not true or into doing something that is stupid or illegal

To substantiate this definition, I also was sent a link to an online article, one of which after some further investigation, I discovered had been echoed in many places across Cyberspace and presented as factual information.

Here is the photo that accompanied the claim that this picture shows an opossum picking ticks off a deer’s face.

Included in nearly all of the repeated nonsense, was how incredibly important the opossum is in protecting us from Lyme disease – that famed Balance of Nature, etc..

There is some truth behind opossums and ticks that carry Lyme disease. Opossums like to eat ticks and they groom away and/or eat about any tick that gets on them, including the black-legged tick that carries Lyme disease.

Do these animals actually limit the spread of Lyme disease? Well, yes, but we really don’t know exactly how much. But this is not the point I’m trying to make.

The point is that in our post-normal society where we are always being “duped” and made fools of (we bring this all on ourselves due to our willful ignorance, laziness, and strong desire to belong to something, especially something that seems good – like environmentalism where Nature balances itself, etc.), when someone lays hands on a photo, like the one shown above, they drop to their knees in worship of the creation and all false beliefs that go along with it.

It’s an interesting photo, acclaimed to have been captured on a wildlife camera, but the idea that opossums perch themselves on a rock waiting for a passing deer so they can groom the ticks from the face or other parts of the deer, is about as absurd as wolves changing the courses of brooks and rivers.

A fool is “one who has been tricked or made to look ridiculous.” If you blindly believed what anyone told you about this picture, and/or passed it on, you are a fool and a dupe – “a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person.”

The world is loaded with probably as many fools and dupes as there are black-legged ticks. Don’t be a fool!!!

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Fake Eastern Gray Wolves and Destruction of a Perfectly Good Wolf Species

In an article published on the Maine Wolf Coalition’s website over a year ago, it states that in 2006 a trapper killed a 107-lb “eastern/gray” wolf. The Maine Wolf Coalition (MWC), whose stated goal is the “recovery” of wolves in Maine (evidently they have no preference as to what species or hybridized mix of canine is “recovered”), improperly tells its readers that the animal, whose information they attribute to, was a male eastern and gray wolf mixture.

An honest assessment of the piece of “scholarship” (study) “suggests” that the animal in question, killed south of the St. Lawrence River, was some kind of, at least, partly domesticated hybrid of some canine that fed mostly on livestock and pets.

But here’s the real crime in all of this dog perversion and demands to “recover” wolves, not just in Maine, but anywhere. Those supporting “wolf recovery” are willing, either through ignorance of animal obsession, or both, especially dogs, to totally destroy the actual gray wolf species to get some kind of wild dog roaming about the woods. This makes no sense and presents a good case to support the claim of insanity.

It has already been proven, many times, that the wild canines that inhabit anywhere in the Lower United States, is not a pure wolf but some add-mixture of wild and domestic dogs/canines. Dog lovers then want these hybrid canines to be labeled some kind of wolf, i.e. red, Mexican, etc. So long as the criminals in Government continue to protect these disease-riddled hybrid dogs, they are contributing to the destruction of the actual species. Aren’t there laws that are supposed to prohibit such actions and behaviors?

According to an article found in Deer and Deer Hunting (online), wolves in certain counties of Wisconsin now are responsible for killing more deer than gun hunters do.

In Maine, the deer herd in most of the state, geographically speaking, is in terrible condition. Northern Maine is lucky to find deer numbers that approach 2 or 3 animals per square mile. Poor management of moose has caused North America’s largest ungulate to suffer from winter ticks due to uncontrolled growth in the population. Government officials will claim that moose and deer do not compete with each other but there is little explanation as to why, when there are lots of moose there are few deer.

Maine’s black bear population is out of control and the Legislature, in their incompetence and ignorance, refuse to do anything sensible about the problem. In the meantime, an overgrown population of bears is destroying the deer herd, along with packs of hybrid wild canines, deer have little chance. And, with all this, a group wants “wolves” recovered. NUTS!!!!

The insanity in all this is that groups like the Maine Wolf Coalition want what they call wolves “recovered” clearly at the expense of all else. If these groups cared about the real wolf, they would be looking at destroying and preventing the spread of these hybrid canines. But they are not. They just want some kind of dog they can call a wolf.

Among this insanity, people work feverishly to protect large predators, most of which are direct competitors with humans in the food chain. These predator protectors wrongfully make claim that people don’t need to hunt to eat. They obviously have never lived under conditions where people still need to hunt for food. Besides, even if people didn’t NEED to hunt for food, it is insanity to suggest protecting disease-spreading animals that directly remove food from the mouths of people. It’s as insane as supplementing gasoline by destroying a perfectly good food source.

Wolves have their place in wilderness settings. They do not belong in human-settled landscapes because of public safety, health, food competition, and the actual destruction of the wolf species.

In America there are so many domestic dogs…I mean we are talking millions and millions of them, with millions running unleashed and cross breeding with any other wild or semi-wild canine (dog). The result is a mongrel dog worth little to a society, a direct threat to wild canines – wolves and coyotes. To claim this hybrid mixture as worthy of protection, is insane; it is a knife to our own throats.

If Americans want wolves and coyotes, real ones, on their landscape, then domestic dogs need to be drastically reduced or serious penalties levied against anyone who allows their pet dogs to run free.

What do you think will happen?

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