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Endangered Species List

The Washington Post is reporting that Bush appointee at the Department of the Interior, Julie McDonald, tampered with the Endangered Species List.

voices.washingtonpost.com/washingtonpostinvestigations/2008/12/report_interior_office_meddled.html?nav=rss_blog

Why would they do this?

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cathy_edgett
Dec. 17th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
Because they are paid off and because they are liars. Bush never had any intention of protecting any species, any environment. He lives in a world that consists of only himself and he chose those who, like him, were unable to conceive of anything outside themselves. They are less conscious of the outside world than two year olds.
jellomarx
Dec. 17th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Just when you think that they've gone as low as they possibly could...
cathy_edgett
Dec. 17th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
I think their low is beyond what any of us could, or even now, can imagine. Sad, isn't it?

One is either intact and in touch with a level of morality and integrity, or not. This group has no awareness of other people or other species or even the wonder of the land beneath their feed, of the food web, the water cycle, the microorganisms within and without.

I keep working with myself to deal with this. Obviously, today, is not one of my peaks. :)
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cathy_edgett
Dec. 17th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Thank you, Joan. Yes, I am angry and yes, there is a reason for it. Yes, there must be money in it, or is it that? Sometimes I wonder if they are just completely unconscious. I missed Newt, thank God and Goddess. :)

Yes, irony is a hoot.
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cathy_edgett
Dec. 17th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
I checked it out. Actually I thought he sounded a bit legit on it. Maybe he's turning around. :)
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cathy_edgett
Dec. 17th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC)
Yes, Newt has a long way to go before we would find any strength in his character. At least, though he is seeing there is something in Obama to emulate. Person by person, and step by step, we go!! There is hope. :)
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cathy_edgett
Dec. 17th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
It takes energy to be angry. I think many people are overwhelmed and numb.
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cathy_edgett
Dec. 17th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
That is numb, dumb, as in speechless, and just plain dumb. :)
growingoldest
Dec. 17th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, they did it because a living thing that has no money and no crucifix on its chest is of no value to them. The exception, of course, is the un-aborted fetus which has been elevated to God status, but this creature is of value because it *could* have money in its pocket and a crucifix on its chest. (Hence the complete overlooking of the logical inconsistency of the "crime of murder called abortion." According to their religion when a fetus is killed it returns, pure, to God. How is that a crime then? Hell, we should all be so lucky.) A sense of wonder in all creation (including fetuses but also including mothers), a sense of the value of the simple things manifest in the world is absent from those who focus exclusively on HAVING more: more $, more power, more junk to get dusty. Give me a good possum on the porch and i'm happy.
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