Posts Tagged ‘Government

18
May
15

sometimes true……

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”  H. L. Mencken

alarm bell, clapper, vintage, photo, SwittersB

15
Aug
14

Support

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” Mark Twain

columns-architecture-scroll-photography-support-SwittersB

07
Dec
11

Rivers, Dams & Who Owns the Bottom

RIVER BEDS,  DAMS & OWNERSHIP AT STAKE 

 

Great Falls Dam (Montana)

04
Nov
11

Who Knew? Silly String Possession and Possession with Intent to Use?

With all the things our poor government has to worry about: smashed pumpkins, candy wrappers everywhere, punks robbing little ones of their NERDS, toilet paper in trees, it is good to see the clarification re Silly String. Yes, for that one night a year, Silly String is in deed as illegal as heroin. 

Los Angeles, California (Is it illegal everyday, or just for that time period...a better, more expensive sign is in order, to clarify the issue)

10
Oct
11

Sandy River Flooding: Land Use vs. The Reg’s Sloth

The substantial flooding on the Sandy River last January rattled many of home owner’s nerves if that watched their yard crumble away. Now after three quarters of a year, the bureaucracy has squandered the Spring/Summer months for construction efforts. No permits. Your Watch Dog at work. Pathetic. Yes, questions abound about the where/whether homes should be built near rivers. That said, they were built and the ass dragging system of reg’s (the one that many seem hell bent on tripling in size in all directions) has failed this time around, in my humble estimation, to make some decision, any decision, in a timely manner.

OREGON LIVE RE SANDY RIVER REHAB OR LACK OF REHAB 

14
Aug
11

Obama Drilling Ban Over Turned: Impact to West U.S.

“CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge on Friday threw out Obama administration rules that sought to slow down expedited environmental review of oil and gas drilling on federal land.  U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal ruled in favor of a petroleum industry group, the Western Energy Alliance, in its lawsuit against the federal government, including Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.” Huff Po Enviro            

DEFINITION OF A CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION

“Categorical exclusions (CEs) are categories of actions that have been determined not to have a significant effect on the human environment either individually or cumulatively.”       Categorical Exclusions

15
Jun
11

New Business Opportunity…UFO Response Team

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a federally funded operation. I have a ready fleet that has been outfitted to highlight our new mission…A UFO Response Team. Much like the storm trackers you see scurrying about on Mid West back roads, my elite team will scurry about remote sections of the West…cataloging sitings and contacts. When opportunity knocks, I put down the lap top and get off my rear to answer that door! Another side benefit, and I know you already thought of this, is they will be near remote waters affording some fly fishing.     

UFO Response Team Rig; Shop 63 (Portland, Oregon) SwittersB

18
May
11

Fly Fishing Beyond the Private or the Trampled Spots

“But I think the deepest pits of fly fishing purgatory are reserved for those who would violate and ruin a landscape on one side of a state, and then use the profits they made by doing so to buy a stretch of clean river on the other side of the state, and build a fence around it.”  Kirk Deeter

Country Stream by Randall S. Hansen

15
May
11

New Madrid Fault Line & Mississippi Flooding

Awhile back, I posted several times re the New Madrid Fault line because I found it interesting as a geological-seismic-historical event. Then later, I posted a bit re the New Madrid Fault line and the current nuclear reactors in close proximity….wondering about the wisdom, given the events in Japan.

But, in a more grandiose vision, some have a different take on all this in light of recent flooding of the Mississippi River:

“The “once in 500 year” flooding of the Mississippi river over the New Madrid fault line is part of a campaign directed against the American people, according to multiple intelligence agency (MI6, CIA, FSB, Japan Security police) sources. The HAARP caused flooding is expected to be followed by an earthquake and then a “nuclear emergency” involving the 15 nuclear reactors located in the region. This will be a pretext for mass evacuations into FEMA camps, the sources say. The best way to derail this plan, apart from arresting the criminal cabal in Washington D.C., is to widely announce and denounce these plans in advance.”

Foil Paranoia...So To Speak (SwittersB)


Can we all say whackadoodle?     http://gramercyimages.com/blog1/2011/05/10/flooding-of-the-mississippi-river-at-new-madrid-fault-line-is-part-of-campaign-against-the-american-people/

11
May
11

McKenzie River (Oregon) Environmental Assessment of Flows

McKenzie River (Oregon)

This is an interesting study on the McKenzie River drainage, a significant tributary of the Willamette River. The report is informative re data collected, comparisons made and how it could be applied to other rivers by the Department of Interior. The Nature Conservancy was also involved in the study.

Key Elements

• This report presents the results of a study that is part of the Nature Conservancy Sustainable Rivers Project begun in 2002 in partnership with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

• The study objective was the creation of an environmental flow framework for the McKenzie River basin, Oregon, necessary to sustain aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

• The goal of this report is to provide a hydrologic, geomorphic, and ecological baseline assessment for basin stakeholders.

The McKenzie River Study




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