WALL: David Chain - A Perspective (fwd)

P. Adams localhost at 127.0.0.1
Sun Sep 27 16:19:25 EST 1998


Bob Taylor <rtaylor at ns.net> slapped a small monkey, then proclaimed:
>> > > Some of us didn't miss the '60s, but we did manage to grow up and put aside
>> > > childish things.
>> > >
>> > > Bob Taylor
>> >
>> > Well, that just proves that you really DID miss the '60s. Just like Newt
>> > Gingrich.
>>
>>  I should point out that I missed the '60s, too... :) but the way I see
>> it, it's a state of mind, not a place or a limited time frame.
>>  Aiding and supporting the destruction of Life on Earth, now THAT is
>> stupid and childish. And it's certainly not a suggestion that someone
>> have "grown up". Whatever that means...
>>
>>  Amos
>
>OK then, let's get serious.  Please tell me what "Life on Earth" is being destroyed
>by cutting PL's remaining old-growth redwoods.  Not marbled murrelets.  There are
>tens of thousands of them elsewhere on the North American coast.  Not spotted
>owls.  Good evidence suggests that they don't care for old-growth redwoods.  Coho
>salmon?  Perhaps minimal damage to a few out of the many hundreds of streams they
>inhabit in California.  Not even to the redwood trees themselves.  The same genetic
>individuals will resprout from the roots and stumps of the fallen trees.
>
>There are lots of worthwhile environmental issues to fight over, but this is not
>one of them.  The appeal of the Earth First! campaign against PL is little more
>than the adrenalin rush of a good fight.engaged in with lots of moral certainty and
>little thought.
>
>Bob Taylor
>
Yeah, why are 95-99% of the posts in this group about logging?  What about
the all of the other industries?




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