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Obama the Job-Killing Owl-Killer

sandrala2 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:47 AM
Meanwhile, the Feds take over more and more western lands every year...now owning more than 50% in some states. Now that they own it, they are shutting down our access to it...we're not even allowed in! Who gave the Feds the right to own our lands anyway?
Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:22 PM
Well, it's theirs to begin with, right? The Federal Government got it from the Native Americans (one way or the other), and then sold it, granted it, or allowed it to be homesteaded.

(Except in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where the Commonwealth made a point of BUYing the land from the Iroquois (etc.).
Welcome to the pretzel logic of liberal environmental protection: In order to "save" owls, the Obama administration is going to shoot them dead.

This is not -- I repeat not -- an Onion parody.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House released a big fat policy turkey: its final critical habitat rule for the endangered northern spotted owl. The Obama plan will lock up 9.6 million acres of land (mostly, but not all, federal) in Oregon, Washington and northern California. This is nearly double the acreage set aside by the Bush administration. Thousands of timber workers (along with untold thousands of related support...