Excellent forestry editorial

mrkndne mrkndne at blazenetme.net
Sun Dec 14 18:22:02 EST 2003


Ian, hey buddy, could you please come and take Peter Jennings back home?
We'd really appreciate it!

Gordon Lightfoot, on the other hand, can stay as long as he likes.

Thanks, chum;
mrkndne
"Ian St. John" <istjohn at noemail.ca> wrote in message
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>
> "Larry Harrell" <lhfotoware at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:7a90c754.0312141220.6c04aeaf at posting.google.com...
> > "Ian St. John" <istjohn at noemail.ca> wrote in message
> news:<WYsCb.15833$aF2.1754392 at news20.bellglobal.com>...
> > > "Larry Harrell" <lhfotoware at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:7a90c754.0312120707.41e44f13 at posting.google.com...
> > > > As Americans find out about how Canadian lumber is harvested, they
> > >
> > > America has tried trade harassment at least every few years since
NAFTA
> was
> > > signed and while Canada always wins the NAFTA and WTO review, they
just
> do
> > > it again. You reeally can't deal with a country that won't stick to
the
> > > deals it signs but instead finds litigation as a way to get a trade
> > > advantage over countries with a local advantage ( northern softwood
has
> > > denser grain due to slower growth, so it is in more demand )
> >
> > Ahhhhh! I see!
>
> Never. You are as blind as a bat. Just part and parcel of the whole
> 'America's Forests, of the lumber interest, by the lumber interests, for
the
> lumber interests.  The trade wars are just a reflection of the 'win at any
> cost' and ignorance of moral, ethical, or legal factors in the rush
towards
> the 'tragedy of the commons' endgame. Not able to compete with fast
growing
> ( and weak ) tree farms, you have to choke off the import of better
quality
> timber from countries with natural trade advantages in this area.
>
>





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