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]

He is Risen!

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 2 weeks ago

Just listen to them. This is before the days of the horrible autotune and pitch correction software. There are studio versions of this, but I wanted to embed a live version to make my point.

There is nothing fake about them. Like Jesus. All other “saviors” are fake. Jesus is real. His resurrection is real. It occurred in time and space. It’s not a nice story, or allegory, or metaphor. It’s the basis the justification of His people.

He is risen!

Rules are for little people

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 2 weeks ago

You’re a little person. The rules always apply to you.

If you’re politically connected and believe in disarming the public, the rules don’t apply to you.

Youngkin vetos more than two dozen gun laws passed by Democratic-led legislature

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 2 weeks ago

Source.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) announced on Tuesday he vetoed 30 bills relating to gun control measures that were passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature earlier this year.

Youngkin vetoed a range of gun control bills, including one measure that would have banned the sale, transfer, or purchase of an “assault firearm” after July 1, and classifying the acts misdemeanor crimes. The Virginia governor expressed concern over the constitutionality of the measure.

“The Constitution precludes the Commonwealth from prohibiting a broad category of firearms widely embraced for lawful purposes, such as self-defense. Despite this, certain members of the General Assembly have pursued legislation banning most contemporary semiautomatic firearms and specific ammunition-feeding devices,” Youngkin said in a veto statement.

Congratulations to the good folks of Virginia for electing Youngkin. He stands between you and tyranny. Sometimes tyrants act in groups, as did the VA legislature.

This is a big win.

Vermont is Next with Progressives on the Wildlife Board

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Source.

This week, a bill to change the membership, authority, and scope of duties of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board took another step toward becoming law. In addition to requiring some “non-consumptive” users serve on the board, the bill would also ban hunting coyotes over bait and with dogs.

The attempted overhaul mostly comes from critics of how the board recently handled coyote hunting and trapping rule changes, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department commissioner Christopher Herrick tells Outdoor Life. But it reflects a larger shift — one we’ve seen in other parts of the country — toward a more partisan approach to wildlife management than the default trust in agency biologists, managers, and other subject-matter experts. Most notable is Washington, where a wildlife commission recently staffed with multiple preservationist, anti-hunting members voted in 2022 to end the spring bear season, despite the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s stance that it was ecologically sustainable.

In addition to the coyote baiting and hounding ban, Vermont Senate Bill 258 would dismantle and restructure the board with members from varied backgrounds through a new selection process. It would also require that VFWD take over the board’s decision- and rulemaking powers. So if this bill becomes law, (and it looks like it might), then a birder, for instance, would get the same amount of clout that a duck hunter would — and VFWD would have to report to both when setting seasons, establishing Vermont’s antlerless hunt, and making other rules.

Like the regulatory bodies of wildlife agencies in other states, Vermont’s board is currently comprised of governor-appointed citizens. Those 14 members, one from each of the state’s 14 counties, oversee hunting, trapping, and fishing. While they aren’t required to have degrees or career backgrounds in wildlife biology or management, they are informed and guided by those who do: VDFW employees.

But their perceived lack of qualifications — and what many consider an undemocratic selection process — are part of why the bill’s proponents are trying to change the status quo. Herrick says this criticism undermines the quality work the agency has accomplished in recent years.

“If you look at the history of the Fish and Wildlife Board and Department, and the work that we’ve done, our wildlife is in a very good place,” Herrick says. “In the early seventies, we introduced wild turkeys to the state and now that’s one of our biggest game seasons, in May and in the fall as well. We have a healthy and vibrant deer herd. We have a good moose population that’s being managed very well. That doesn’t mention the work we do with our flora. To use a trite phrase, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

You don’t understand, Mr. Herrick. To them it’s broke if there is any hunting at all. They are rewilders, you see. They don’t admit to a good role of hunters and wildlife biologists in herd management. They think humans are the pestilence. There is an ulterior motive, of course.

If you claim you need your firearms for hunting, and not just for the amelioration of tyranny, they can outlaw hunting and you lose that excuse.

Do you see how this works?

Well, the jackasses who are perpetrating this can enjoy what they have created. It’s not Coyotes. They are Coywolves, and they have dog and wolf DNA too. They are a superbreed.

Over the past century, coywolves have slowly taken over much of eastern North America. Coywolves inhabit the forests and parks around people’s neighborhoods.

They can even be spotted in cities. While most people may think that these creatures are just regular ol’ coyotes, they are actually the results of a coyote and wolf mating.

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The hybrid’s scientific name is Canis Iatrans var., and it weighs about 55 pounds more than a true coyote. It also has a larger jaw, a bushier tail, smaller ears, and longer legs.

The coywolf’s genetic makeup consists of the eastern wolf, western wolf, western coyote, and large breeds of domesticated dogs, such as Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherds. On average, coywolves are a quarter wolf and a tenth dog.

There are currently millions of coywolves across the eastern region of North America. Their climbing numbers may be due to the advantages they have over their parent species.

Congratulations, dumbasses.  Enjoy your pets being eaten and your children getting attacked and mauled. This superbreed will attack in groups too, unlike their predecessors.

As for the good men and women left in Vermont, if there are any, never go into the bush without a large bore handgun. As for that matter, don’t even take the trash out without carrying.

Around these parts, we shoot Coyotes (Coywolves).

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How Enviros’ Push To Save Salmon Ended Up Killing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Them

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Source.

A well-funded environmentalist group played a key role in the push to remove dams in the Pacific Northwest’s Klamath River ahead of premature deaths of thousands of salmon.

American Rivers — an organization that has received millions of dollars from left-of-center environmentalist grantmaking organizations in recent years — was “the orchestrator of the Klamath dams removal project,” according to Siskiyou News, a local outlet in Northern California.

The drawdowns of several reservoirs pursuant to the scheduled removal of four dams in the river preceded the deaths of “hundreds of thousands” of young salmon in the waterway, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

The push to remove the dams is often marketed as beneficial for salmon, as proponents of the plan — including American Rivers — have argued that the dams obstruct the natural movements of salmon as well as their access to habitat.

However, weeks after beginning the process to remove one of the systems scheduled for deconstruction on the river, a large number of the 830,000 young salmon released into the river on Feb. 26 had died as of March 2, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

CDFW officials attributed the mass-death to gas bubble disease, which is caused by changes in water pressure, and stated that the changes in pressure driving the deaths was attributable to old dam infrastructure that is slated for removal. The agency further stated that water turbidity and dissolved oxygen levels do not appear to have contributed to the mass-death.

The young salmon that died travelled through a tunnel involved in the dam infrastructure that had previously not been accessible to the fish before officials altered the flow of water through the system as part of the removal process, Peter Tira, an information officer for the CDFW, explained to the Daily Caller News Foundation. The deaths were primarily a function of where the fish were released into the water, and the outcome, though unfortunate, is a learning opportunity for stakeholders who remain committed to making the Klamath River a free-flowing cold water river system again in the long-term, Tira told the DCNF.

Oh those goofy, dumb, uneducated, hillbilly rewilders. They make such a mess of things. They always do things that are counterproductive to their stated goals.

We’ve discussed this before.

Yes, I remember now, we’ve discussed this before, in detail.

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The Fourth Circuit on Assault Weapon Bans

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

I listened to this video in its entirety, as well as read some on it. I had initially intended to break this all down line by line, showing how stupid it all was.

But that would be a waste of my precious time. In the end, it would have been casting my pearl before swine. I would be better off trying to teach my dog to do calculus.

As best as I can tell, none of the judges who spoke can be trusted to safely make hamburgers at McDonald’s.

Probably Done in the Darkness of Night and in the Bowels of the Viper Pit by the Worst Men Alive

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Sort of like the Hughes Amendment, huh?

Looks Like an Invading Horde to Me, How About You?

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Illegals with Guns

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

As you’ve no doubt seen, some judge in Illinois made the decision that the 2A protected the right if illegal aliens to own and carry weapons.

David Codrea is right. The issue of guns is a red herring. Criminals were removed from society. I’d be fine with them being shot while crossing the border. Isn’t that what you do with an invading army?

I think the attempt by religionists or fakers (notice that I didn’t say Christians) to guilt me into welcoming the invading army by pointing to Exodus 22:21, Exodus 23:9 and similar passages is just rich. An invader who intends to be permanent isn’t a sojourner.

Nice try. Go home and try to think up some other stupid argument.

But note well, this has nothing to do with guns. This is about setting legal precedent to arm illegal aliens as cops.

Mark my words.

“Tell me what you meant by assault weapons?”

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Many registered professional engineers have lost their license to practice over signing and sealing work done by other folks without knowing and supervising everything in it.

sacr/ I guess lawyers have a much lower ethics threshold than engineers / sacr

All hail the newest member of the 7th circuit, where they already hate your right to be armed.


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