The Paradox and Absurdities of Carbon-Fretting and Rewilding

Herschel Smith · 28 Jan 2024 · 4 Comments

The Bureau of Land Management is planning a truly boneheaded move, angering some conservationists over the affects to herd populations and migration routes.  From Field & Stream. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released a draft plan outlining potential solar energy development in the West. The proposal is an update of the BLM’s 2012 Western Solar Plan. It adds five new states—Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming—to a list of 11 western states already earmarked…… [read more]

Another Reason To Have Guns

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

A real person.

Jogger lives to tell the tale after rare run-in with predatory black bear in southeastern B.C.

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

News from Canada.

Francis Levasseur is happy to be alive and well after being chased and charged by a predacious black bear in the remote community of Hills, B.C., in the West Kootenay’s Slocan Valley.

He was out for a jog on a secluded trail during the Victoria Day long weekend, when he noticed the bear crossing the trail about 100 metres away. Levasseur stopped and, after waiting a while, noticed the bear didn’t seem to be bothered by his presence, so he continued on his way.

But then the bear started approaching him, Levasseur said.

“The bear came back on the trail and then he looked at me and started walking toward me,” Levasseur told CBC’s Bob Keating.

“I’ve had a lot of encounters with bears and I never had that kind of behaviour from a bear.”

Levasseur said at no point did he run toward or away from the bear because he didn’t want the animal to view him as prey, and added that he wasn’t carrying any food.

Levasseur started yelling, making loud noises and waving his hands in the air, even using a large stick, to try to look big.

Then, from 100 metres away, the bear charged at Levasseur.

“I thought well, I have to do something. I’m going to get killed,” he said.

He turned, saw a tree, and instinctively began to climb it.

The bear tried to climb another tree nearby, so Levasseur continued to scream and shook the tree in an attempt to scare it off. It seemed to work — the bear walked away. Fifteen minutes later, Levasseur figured it was safe to come down.

However, the bear came running back, chasing Levasseur up the tree about six metres from the ground.

The bear left and then came back every 10 minutes for two hours.

“It was really, really awful,” Levasseur said. “I thought I would die from the worst kind of death you can possibly have — being ripped apart by a bear. Not fun.”

[ … ]

According to the Valhalla Wilderness Society, predatory black bear attacks on humans are extremely rare.

“Extremely rare.”  Remember that.

So this guy would have had time to grab a weapon.  Can I say it, dear reader?

If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to carry a large bore handgun while in the bush.

Hiker survives grizzly bear attack in eastern Idaho

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

News from the Northern Redoubt.

A hiker in eastern Idaho has survived injuries he sustained in a grizzly bear attack.

Idaho Fish and Game says the man and his wife were hiking along the Outlet Overlook Trail at Henrys Lake State Park when the attack occurred. He was able to walk out on his own and was treated and released at a local hospital.

The hiker, identified as 73-year-old Gregory Godar of West Yellowstone, told Fish and Game that he had bear spray with him but it was strapped to his chest.

“If I had one word of advice, it would be to carry your bear spray in your hand and not strapped to your chest,” Godar said.

By the time Godar’s wife deployed her own can of bear spray, the mamma grizzly and her two cubs had left the area.

So if I could give “one word of advice,” it would be to carry a large bore handgun in the bush.

This man is very fortunate he wasn’t killed.  It might be that if he had no time to get to spray, he wouldn’t have had time to get to a handgun.

But I know when I was in the bush in Colorado I had my head on a swivel.

Wolf attack leaves Port Edward, B.C., man in hospital

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

From reader BRVTVS, this report from Canada.

British Columbia’s Conservation Officer Service says it’s investigating a lone wolf attack in Port Edward, on the North Coast.

Insp. Cam Schley says the attack happened Friday, shortly after 11 p.m., as the victim was walking home after visiting with friends.

“He didn’t do anything to provoke the attack. It just happened,” Schley said.

Officers have spoken with the man in hospital, where he’s recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Schley said officers are trying to locate the wolf. He said it’s not clear if this wolf might be linked to incidents in nearby Prince Rupert, just 20 kilometres away, where some pets have been killed.

Residents are being advised to walk in groups, if possible, and to be aware of their surroundings.

Dog owners should keep pets tied up in their yards and not let them run loose, the conservation service said.

Although wolves are known to frequent the North Coast, Schley said, wolf attacks are extremely rare in B.C.

I wonder how he ended the attack?  I love how they always say after every bear, Coyote, wolf and cougar attack that it’s “extremely rare.”  Every one.

I would otherwise say always carry a large bore handgun, but you know, this is Canada.

At a time where your thoughts are running to two-legged predators, don’t forget about the four-legged ones.

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What Antifa Intends

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

Just so you know, via Instapundit.

Owners of Corbo’s Bakery arm themselves with guns as violent protesters try to get inside

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

News from Cleveland.

CLEVELAND (WJW) — What started as a peaceful demonstration in downtown Cleveland to protest the death of George Floyd turned violent on Saturday.

Those intent on turning the protest into a riot, systematically smashed out windows and looted stores, restaurants and bars. But when they got to Corbo’s Bakery on Euclid Avenue, they were met with resistance.

After protesters tried to force their way inside with bats and other weapons, owner Joe Corbo and his two sons armed themselves with guns and told the rioters that they would not allow them inside the bakery.

“We don’t want any trouble, we don’t want you guys in here damaging our property, we’re just protecting our business and truthfully, I would say maybe 80% of them understood, they left us alone and kept walking, and then there was that 20% that just were accusing us of some things and crazy things that just weren’t true. We weren’t there to hurt anybody or cause a problem, we were just protecting our business,” said Co-owner Selena Corbo.

The protesters apparently took note of the weapons and the determination of the Corbo family to protect their bakery and decided to move on to other businesses, but not before breaking out a large window at Corbo’s.

I’m glad it mostly turned out okay for the owners.  There’s video at the link.

I found it amusing that the first thing one of the thugs did when he tried to break in and saw guns was apologize for trespassing.

No, I’m just kidding.  He got on his knees and chanted, “hands up, don’t shoot.”  As if he had a right to steal from the store, and the owner was a cop, and bad man for stopping him thus infringing on his right to do whatever he wanted.

Who Is Responsible For Mr. George Floyd’s Death?

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

From a reader, this uneducated pastor.

The white pastor of a large Christian church in Pennsylvania is taking personal blame for “the situation” leading to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and says all white churches are collectively to blame.

“The situation we find ourselves in is my fault, and it is a gospel issue, with the credibility of the gospel on the line,” said Bob Myers, pastor of Covenant Church in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

In his blog post titled, “Is It My Fault?,” Myers cites white privilege among American Christians as a main factor leading to the death of Floyd, who is black. The event has sparked riots and protests in major cities across the United States this weekend.

Now that your mind has been poisoned with stupidity, here is the antidote from R. J. Rushdoony, “Institutes of Biblical Law.”

” … the Biblical doctrine is, as Deuteronomy 24:16 makes clear, one of individual responsibility … guilt cannot be shifted to others or passed on to the people around a man.  Guilt is non-transferable; a disposition or nature can be inherited, but not guilt.”

Mr. Floyd is dead as a result of something, presumably what the cop did to him.  It is therefore not my fault or your fault or the fault of a collective, whomever that might be in your mind.  The ignorant pastor should go back to seminary.

Why Does Anyone Need An AR-15?

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

That’s A Pretty Slick Move!

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

Seems Like She Should Have Had Rights Too

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

Gateway Pundit.

(WHAM) – Disturbing video recorded by a person in Rochester shows a group of people attacking a woman outside a business amid widespread looting and rioting in downtown Rochester Saturday evening.

In the video, a woman pleads with the people smashing the exterior of Rochester Fire Equipment Company on Marshall Street to stop. The woman yelled at the group of people, who were apparently trying to loot the jewelry store next door.

Several of the people then turn on the woman and begin attacking her, hitting and kicking her, and then used boards to hit her.

The woman’s husband runs in toward the end of the recording and tries to break up the attack while swinging a golf club. He was then attacked himself.

The woman is reportedly recovering on Sunday morning.

The woman and her husband are tenants who live above Rochester Fire Equipment. Joe Painter tells us he was out grocery shopping when he came upon the scene and started taking video on his cell phone.

Painter, who says he is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, says it was one of the worst things he’s ever witnessed. He said he stopped recording abruptly because some of the people who attacked the woman in the video started running toward him.

There’s video at the link.

So I realize America has taught several generations of inner city youth that they have a right to steal whatever they want with impunity, destroy things and abuse other people like this, but it seems like this poor woman would have had rights too, yes?  Because she is made in God’s image?  Yes?

And I’m sorry to the Afghan war vet, but people running after him too isn’t an excuse to ignore the suffering of others.  Every man dies.  It matters how you live, and it matters how you die.

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