it think this as the term that cause someone to accuse me of name calling. ;) i was just trying to be accurate in my description, but i guess i hurt some LTHL feelings.
we were talking about signing a petition to ban certain pesticides. the petition had no facts about the pesticides, no references to scientific studies, etc. i made the observation that this was much like the DDT ban, based on no facts. also like the global cooling/warming/climate change pseudoscience clap trap.
in my state 1000's have been put out of work in the logging, mill, and timber support industries. today they announced another mill closing. there are not many left. instead of harvesting an abundant crop in the US, we now import our timber from Canada.
why? be cause some LTHLs lied about an owl and with no proof or studies, the timber industry in this state was killed.
another thing we have in abundance is water. many rivers had dams. even many of the smaller rivers. may of the dams were operated privately and the power sold to the state. this gave us a cheep and clean source of power and was good for the people and industry. enter the LTHL. exit the dams for the sake of the fish. are the fish in trouble? there is no proof of this. are the fish not cared for with fish ladders, breeding grounds, laws that require the wild fish be thrown back? not enough, they say.
so we must live in the dark, unemployed, eating grass, AND not going to the woods because (surprise) they have turned a vast portion of it into unusable wilderness area.
i hope i live to see the day that the wildlife leaks into their yard and steals their yappy excuse for a dog.....oops, back to the reprogramming camp. nature is good. nature is kind. man is bad. man kills nature. anything that is bad, is the fault of man........