Ron - the Sherman Trust Act was sheved? The only major change I am aware of to that act was the Clayton Act which exempted unions from Sherman provisions. As to Glass Steagal, specifically what provision was dropped that hurt the poor and helped the rich? As to Citizens United, that was not an act of deregulation but one of upholding the Constitution.
I agree argalite, deregulation beginning with shelving the Sherman Anti-trust Act (President Reagan), eliminating Glass/Steigel (under President Clinton), well, just two glaring examples. But perhaps the most corruptive of recent deregulation scams, this done by the Robert's Supreme Court, is the Citizens United v.
It's very ineresting that in most cases our most heavily developed parks are also among our oldest -- and those that had railroads involved in that development.
Thank goodness some like Olympic, North Cascade, Great Basin and a few others escaped being ravaged by railroads.
Oh, Lordy! Gotta run get my barn boots. The bull pucky just got awfully deep in here.
Oct 14th - 21:03pm |
ec--If you can explain PERC's mission of "free market environmentalism", I would appreciate it. I have asked them and get responses that make little sense to me. "Running a park like a business" has long been a mantra of neo-liberalism. I am surprised that Dr. Runte, long a revered environmental historian, brings it up.
Yes Argalite, just join the troops that like to make unsubstantiated claims and then run when they have no way to defend them. And as usual, Rick totally mischaracterizes my stance to create his strawman. Did Wall Street have anything to do with the last recession. Sure, because they were doing exactly what the government wanted and even demanded.
Don't do it, Argalite. Just walk away and don't stick your finger into the finger trap. You're talking with a former Wall Street staffer who denies that deregulation of Wall Street had anything to do with Wall Street collapsing our economy. Just walk away.
I had trouble understanding the purpose or point of this piece until the very end. God forbid we endorse "free market-based principles, individual property rights, and deregulation". After all, those are the very factors that made our nation the best there has ever been.
While I'd enjoy the mild winter forecast here for North Cascades, where I live, I'm still making preparations for otherwise. In my experience weathermen are like economists - pretty good at explaining what happened; not so good at explaining what will happen.
Oct 14th - 10:17am |
We call it "Inaccuweather," which is self explanatory...
Actually, Owen, I'm pretty darn sure that virtually every business and resident of Springdale would fully support freeing up the town by adding satellite parking lots. They are absolutely upset about the current situation. I doubt, too, that they'd lose any business if shuttle buses run from south of Rockville, through Springale, and into the park. Frequrent shuttle stops in t
Lee, I'm glad I've had the chance to work in and experience Zion in 1969. I think there are many possible solutions, but few that won't be resisted tooth and nail by Gateway communities and the regional forces of industrial tourism.
"The park is anticipating conditions similar to the 2015 Labor Day weekend, when parking lots inside the park were full by 9:30 am. Once parking fills, visitors may experience traffic congestion in Springdale, and up to 45-minute waits for entrance to the park and shuttle bus boarding inside the park."
Catarct Canyon is a great river trip. The rapids, "Satan's Gut" made the list of The Big Drops, Ten Legendary Rapids of the American West by boatman and professor, Rod Nash. Running it early in the spring is a real challenge.
Owen - manifest destiny and expansion have been with this world since man evolved. There is hardly a country that exists today that wasn't established through conquest - frequently at the expense of the natives. Even the Native Americans were guilty of that. (I would guess there are many Native Americans that are thinking like Mark Twain at the moment).
I cannot help but think that EC's comment that "Yes, we are more important...." is reflective of the attitude that ultimately justified US manifest destiny and western expansion, which directly contributed to the demise of Native Americans and altered the ecological landscape of the continent.
Lee - The old and very tired strawman that tries to declare that we will all have to return to cave dwelling
How ironic, you uses the word "strawman" in your strawman attack. Noone said anything about cave dwelling.
Excellent reply, Ron.
If each of us does a little, many of us will do a lot.
The old and very tired strawman that tries to declare that we will all have to return to cave dwelling is one of the most unimaginative of a number of dodges used by those whose sense of entitlement supercedes their sense of responsibility.
EC, a fair question. I am not sure how much I could sacrifice, but I think we can do much. For starters, we can make a greater effort to re-cycle, quit using plastic bags, bottled water, cut down on our driving where possible, slow down on roads, etc. Small things but can add much.
Thank you Lisa and Barbara, I am in agreement. As habitat for wildlife becomes increasingly fractured and human expansion continues to increase with all the associated activities, poisons, high speed roads, etc., it is a real concern. For example here in California over the last 100 years plus, we have reduced our freshwater wetlands by 90%. I do think Dr.
Barbara - no need to yell. And yes, we are more important.
Oct 12th - 14:08pm |
barbara ann thornley
PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE , YOU ARE MOVING IN ON THEIR LAND AND HABITAT , IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO USE ANY FORCE OR POISONS ON THESE ANIMALS IN AREAS UNLESS YOU ARE IN IMINNENT DANGER , AND THEN THER SHOULD BE AN INVESTIGATION AS TO WHY THEY HAD TO KILL THE ANIMAL , AND IF THERE WERE OTHER ALTERNATIVES, THEN THE KILLER NEEDS JAIL TIME JUS TLIKE IN ANY OTHER MURDER WHETHER IT'S HUMAN OR ANIMAL , ESP
Oct 12th - 11:14am |
Lisa Owens Viani
Please stop using rat poison and let the natural predators that are so good at controlling rodents do their job. This is an active, ongoing environmental catastrophe--we are killing hawks, owls, bobcats, mountain lions, foxes, and others--from something as senseless and "convenient" as rat poison when there are other non-toxic methods of rodent control.
Ah - Kalaloch. Stayed there one night. The site was spacious but in the forested area. Most of the sites with views of the Pacific were RV-only. Saw one heck of a sunset on the beach with a backdrop of driftwood logs.
Thank you Lee for bringing back some great memories. I've only been to Olympic once, but my time there was amazing. The best part were the sunsets at Kalaloch. The only National Park Campground that rivals Kalaloch for me is Jenny Lake.
What confuses me is the idea that packrafting down a river is a problem in yellowstone, which has huge, wide cut TRAILS throughout the entire park. The whole of the park has these corridors that allow thousand to walk right into wilderness. How are they not a much bigger impact?
The language in Rep. Lummis' amendment to her bill specifically uses "shall," and not "may." As such, it directs the Park Service to open up the river/stream segments she specifies in her amendment (if Congress as a whole passes her bill and the president does not veto it.) As EC notes, it removes NPS discretion in the matter.
Dr. Runte has nailed it again.
Yes, tell us about Breckenridge or Park City or Dizzyland or sports stadia or condo developments and gated communities and we can then point to all sorts of taxpayer paid infrastructure that supports developers as they convince local governments to adopt yet another example of Modern American Socialism.
I would have to do the research, EC, but I would bet that Disneyland's argument goes something like this: Given all of the jobs we generate, our property taxes should be low. Here in Seattle, that argument has put millions into the pockets of every developer while sticking the tax burden on the middle class.