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Offline Emilio Romero

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an endangered species dilemma?
« on: 04/03/2009 17:39:11 »
Oh! What to do if one finds an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?


 

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an endangered species dilemma?
« Reply #1 on: 04/03/2009 18:51:46 »
Take their photograph while you still can.
 

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an endangered species dilemma?
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/2009 23:44:49 »
Ha Ha!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/03/2009 10:08:29 »
Having seen wall to wall TV about attempts to save / rescue the 'cuddly' endangered mammals I sometimes wonder whether the money spent on the process is well spent.
The only thing worth preserving is environment and habitats. That way you have a chance of preserving all the endangered organisms - ugly and pretty. What difference would it make to the World if every Panda died tomorrow?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/03/2009 10:33:42 »
What difference would it make to the World if every Panda died tomorrow?

We'd be overrun by bamboo!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/03/2009 11:00:34 »
What difference would it make to the World if every Panda died tomorrow?

We'd be overrun by bamboo!

You silly Beaver.

Take their photograph while you still can.

Quite the comedians today, aren't we?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/03/2009 18:39:07 »
Then there's this little mouse; it looks just like a house mouse, but it only likes to live in the salt marshes of southern California. Now, our Environmental Protection Agency has decided to spend $30,000,000 tax-payer dollars to preserve its habitat.

I just don't know how we got along before the Clinton era gave us the EPA and empowered it with the ability to prevent any industrial development.   
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/03/2009 19:06:57 »
$30,000,000 shared among a population of about 300,000,000
About 10 cents each. It's no wonder the economy is down the pan when the government squanders cash like that.

Incidntlaly, if the elephants die out then presumably the dung beetles that depend on them will die out too- funny how nobody seems to be worrying about the poor beetles.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/03/2009 19:19:10 »
They'll have to harvest rhino dung instead.  ;D
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/03/2009 18:50:13 »
Quote from: Bored Chemist
About 10 cents each. It's no wonder the economy is down the pan when the government squanders cash like that.
Yes; it would be ten cents each if everybody paid taxes. But in the US 75% of the taxes are paid by about 10% of the people. So I figure that little mouse is into me for about a buck.

Here's a link to Pelosi's Mouse article.
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Talk about a pet project. A tiny mouse with the longtime backing of a political giant may soon reap the benefits of the economic-stimulus package.

Lawmakers and administration officials divulged Wednesday that the $789 billion economic stimulus bill being finalized behind closed doors in Congress includes $30 million for wetlands restoration that the Obama administration intends to spend in the San Francisco Bay Area to protect, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi represents the city of San Francisco and has previously championed preserving the mouse's habitat in the Bay Area.

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