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  • Study: Loss Of Colorado River Would Cripple Economies Of Seven States, From Wyoming To California   5 days 19 hours ago

    Hmmm, could millions upon millions of new residents of the Southwest be a good thing or a bad thing for the Colorado River Basin? Simple question, I believe. A conservative asks the question. What will the reality of all this be if politicians decide? Do any of you consider the impacts of open borders obviously intended blatently to add voter rolls to the Democratic Party? Does anyone think it's purely for humanitarian motivations? Obama, the sensitive Mother Theresa incarnation? We are doomed if his case carries the day, seriously.

  • Study: Loss Of Colorado River Would Cripple Economies Of Seven States, From Wyoming To California   5 days 20 hours ago

    I'm afraid you have it right, Jim. It's gonna be ugly no matter what. It will be ugliest of all for many people who bought homes there without doing their homework first as well as for people who have lived there all their lives without paying attention to what was happening around them.

    But it will be okay. They can simply blame the President -- whoever he or she happens to be at the time.

  • Is Global Climate Change A Threat to National Parks? Another Response   5 days 20 hours ago

    those sound like the tactics of the deniers.

    Really Rick? I don't recall any denier emails encouraging their collegues to hide data that disproved their position (East Anglia). I don't recall "studies" that totally misrepresented the positions of various scientists (97%), I don't recall newspaper refusing to post articles/comments of global warming alarmists (LA Times) or academics trying to prevent alarmist articles from being published (East Anglia). Perhaps you could provide some examples of those.

  • Study: Loss Of Colorado River Would Cripple Economies Of Seven States, From Wyoming To California   5 days 21 hours ago

    The "reality" of this situation may well come from Mother Nature rather than politicians, especially if recent trends in the amount of water coming down the river continue. If that's the case, a lot of people will face very difficult situations, and it will be both sad and interesting to see the posturing and finger-pointing that will occur by politicians at many levels.

  • Is Global Climate Change A Threat to National Parks? Another Response   5 days 21 hours ago

    "Hide the decline", manufacture the numbers, create biased summaries of the statistics, attack and ostricize the skeptics: Gee. ec, those sound like the tactics of the deniers.

    Rick

  • Is Global Climate Change A Threat to National Parks? Another Response   5 days 21 hours ago

    • Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies claimed its analysis of world temperatures showed ‘2014 was the warmest year on record’
    • But it emerged that GISS’s analysis is subject to a margin of error
    • Nasa admits this means it is far from certain that 2014 set a record at all
  • Is Global Climate Change A Threat to National Parks? Another Response   5 days 21 hours ago

    Owen, I think if you look into how this paper calculated " rejected man made global warming" you would understand how bogus this citation is. Did the other 99% accept "man made global warming" or consider man the primary source of global warming? Absolutely not. But this is the kind of psuedo science and deception that is used to support the global warming hysteria. "Hide the decline", manufacture the numbers, create biased summaries of the statistics, attack and ostricize the skeptics - these tactics wouldn't be necessary if man mad global warming was true.

  • Is Global Climate Change A Threat to National Parks? Another Response   5 days 22 hours ago

    In a Scientific analysis should one just deny peer pressure, family needs and career ambitions to a conclusion that has some relation to reality or should we just assume that everyone is as pure as the wind driven snow? We are human and that is complicated unless you are God and know who and what is going on:).

  • Is Global Climate Change A Threat to National Parks? Another Response   5 days 22 hours ago

    http://www.weather.com/science/environment/news/startling-number-scienti...?

    The sheer number of peer reviewed scientific papers published in 2014 that dispute human caused climate change is vanishingly small compared to the overwhelming number that are in support of human accelerated global warming. This is in stark contrast to much of the repetitive negative commentary and misleading graphs and unscientific "facts" offered in rebuttal to the main article. There seems to be a reluctance on behalf of the deniers to read the literature. Yet, the same falsehoods keep getting repeated over and over again. Frustrating indeed.

  • National Parks Will Be Focus Of 2016 Rose Bowl Parade   6 days 37 min ago

    It's great the the National Park Service is collaborating with the Tournament of Roses! But you might want to make sure you get the name of the parade correct. There is no Rose Bowl Parade, only the Rose Parade, which has been held 25 times more than the game. Here's an article that will help you out: http://bit.ly/NoRBParade

    As for taxes--It's my understanding that the parade and game do not cost the city anything, and they make a good deal of money on both. The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer non-profit that produces the parade, game, and all the events surrounding it.

  • Study: Loss Of Colorado River Would Cripple Economies Of Seven States, From Wyoming To California   6 days 1 hour ago

    It's all in this book, published already a quarter century ago:

    Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. Still one of the best accounts ever written about how the American West got overbuilt. No surprises here, good people, unless you really believe that water transfers encourage limits to growth. Come to think of it: Is that not what we are being told about "renewable" energy, too? If we can now make the desert into a solar power plant, all of our problems will be over! Once, water flowed uphill toward money; now money is following the sun.

  • Study: Loss Of Colorado River Would Cripple Economies Of Seven States, From Wyoming To California   6 days 3 hours ago

    http://www.arachnoid.com/NaturalResources/

    Looks like that rain didn't help much.

  • Groups File Intent To Sue Over Grizzly Bear Deaths In Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem   6 days 3 hours ago

    Forgive me for going deep.

  • Groups File Intent To Sue Over Grizzly Bear Deaths In Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem   6 days 3 hours ago

    Gee, whipperin, I thought this site was about national parks.

    Rick

  • Study: Loss Of Colorado River Would Cripple Economies Of Seven States, From Wyoming To California   6 days 4 hours ago

    Does anyone know if all the recent rain in that area did anything for Lake Mead?? Did it rise at all?

  • Groups File Intent To Sue Over Grizzly Bear Deaths In Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem   6 days 4 hours ago

    Thank you for seeing my point. Where do we draw the line and who says? Abstract words like liberal, conservative, and socialism mean whatever until made concrete with definition. Hitler was a National Socialist and he could be described as a liberal who believed in making the world a more just place through selective culling and breeding of humans. Modern liberals also believe in selective culling and breeding humans as a way to make the world a more just place. They call it population control and use birth control and abortion to selectively cull and breed..

  • National Parks Will Be Focus Of 2016 Rose Bowl Parade   6 days 5 hours ago

    Are you asking about the Rose Parade in general? Or costs to the National Parks for having a presence in the Rose Parade? Most of the costs of the Rose Parade are underwritten by corporate sponsors (especially Honda, since 2011). If there are any costs to NPS, I imagine they would come out of their existing budget, rather than new expenditures, which would require congressional approval.

    Typically, this event brings about a million people to the Pasadena area, resulting in a major stimulus to the local economy. In addition, it's one of the most watched events on television (and online), which brings in a lot of advertising revenue for broadcasters. I don't have hard data, but I think it's a net gain for taxpayers.

  • National Parks Will Be Focus Of 2016 Rose Bowl Parade   6 days 5 hours ago

    Do you know if there's any specific plans to acknowledge the new San Gabriel National Mounment, right in the Rose Bowl's backyard? I'll be disappointed if they overlook this obvious connection....

  • How Do You Think The National Park Service Should Celebrate Its Centennial?   6 days 7 hours ago

    Please?

    "What's the topic?" --- "I dunno - let's piddle our pants in our usual manner".

  • Groups File Intent To Sue Over Grizzly Bear Deaths In Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem   6 days 7 hours ago

    Whipperin1, I am neither smart enough or informed enough, perhaps I should not respond at all, but "where do we draw the line" is a good question. Should we protect humans from the plague's, ebola, etc, yet claim we are going to allow natural processes to prevail. There is an interesting book, "Liberalism, The Life of an Idea" by Edmond Fawcett. Fawcett states "what distinguished them (liberals), from conservatives was their belief that progress towards a more just world was possible: what distinguished them from socialists was their belief that they would never get there. The aim of liberalism was to manage conflict, while still treating people with civil respect---a catchall phrase for various kinds of legal and political equality owed to citizens of liberal societies". I found the book review difficult, but it raised many of the points discussed on this listserve. The pragmatic attempt to reconcile these issues, endangered species, climate change, pesticide use, industrial pollution, etc. is a daunting task, but I do see your point.

  • How Do You Think The National Park Service Should Celebrate Its Centennial?   6 days 8 hours ago

    Perhaps we could get this discussion back on the topic of the story, which was "How Do You Think The National Park Service Should Celebrate Its Centennial?"

  • How Do You Think The National Park Service Should Celebrate Its Centennial?   6 days 8 hours ago

    Buxton, you know that most of the problems at CHNSRA are the never ending meddling by national groups like SELC, NPCA, Audubon, DoW, Sierra Club and other dishonest extremist organizations. They have used propaganda based on misinformation and half truths. The facts are the facts and you can't wish away that the NPS used junk science to base the new the management plan. You can't pretend the closure of Hatteras Village beaches for decades was not due to some back door dealings.

    I am not part of any orginazation and your decitful aqusations are expected from you and your ambulance chasing organizations. My goal is to return the national seashore recreational area back to it's intended purpose.

    If the NPS can't wise up, be honest, and use common sense then yes I would like to see some other entity manage the seashore. Since this a national problem, I would rather see the NPS restore balance between preservation and recreation, like it was.

  • How Do You Think The National Park Service Should Celebrate Its Centennial?   6 days 10 hours ago

    Beachdumb,

    Give CHNS a rest.

    A good part of the problems here are never ending meddling by local ORV groups that will stop at nothing to gain liberal beach driving regulations. This involves going after individual NPS mangers and employees in dirty underhanded ways. It is a pastime to spread a continuing non stop triade about bad science, fictitious back door dealings, personal agendas, and all manner of made up scenarios about NPS employees. This is acomplished by ORV/fishing organizations with organize campaigns and a non stop tirade on numerous message boards by members spreading hearsay about anything the NPS does.

    You and your compatriots goal is to tear down a national seashore in the hopes of making it an ORV park, preferably run by Dare county or NC.

  • How Do You Think The National Park Service Should Celebrate Its Centennial?   6 days 20 hours ago

    An interesting case, not having all the facts involved here, it is difficult to comment, but generally, when on official duty, you need to keep your comments in line with the unit/agency policy, unless you are being asked to spin/participate in an unlawful or unsafe action. We run into this issue both in Fire and Law Enforcement, often times what we see or hear through the rumor mill, locals, visitors, has not been verified, the employee needs to question, but be prudent in repeating second hand information. In this case, where there are allegations that the employee is being muzzled because of a supervisor was not taking the corrective actions, well, that is a concern. It would be interesting , if anyone has more facts, to see them posted. I do think PEER is a very reputable organization, their comments always merit consideration.

  • How Do You Think The National Park Service Should Celebrate Its Centennial?   6 days 21 hours ago

    What has happened since then?

    A lot more of the same and nothing has changed. It's the good ole boy network. We've seen in at CHNSRA as well, just not exposed.