Thursday, May 14, 2015



Yeah?  Well Think about this ...

This kind of stuff drives me batshit. In the first place we have no idea what earth looked like 4.6 billion years ago, or anywhere close.  For all we know our current civilization is the 8th or 9th.  I know what some will say, but Rodge, you do this all the time with  generalizations like "all elected democrats are liars!" But guess what?  I can, and have, produced hard data to back my claims - so stfu!


Anonymous said...

The big lie. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Leonard Jones said...

First, the premise is pure Bovine Scatology. It is
true that we cannot determine what it was like millions
or billions of years ago, but we do have good estimates
for the last several hundred years.

In her book Trashing The Planet, Dixie Lee Ray rebutted
several of the myths of the tree-huggers on the subject
of deforestation.

We have pretty good idea of the area of forest land in
America from the time we arrived and can compare that to
what we have today. She made several assertions:

1. The ability to fight forest fires is a recent development.
Prior to the 20th century, all anybody could do was
stand back at watch it burn.

2. Natural propagation happens with or without our help.

3. Teddy Roosevelt signed conservation laws that required
one tree to be planted for every tree harvested. The current
ratio is about 8 planted for every tree harvested.

She maintained that there is more forest land in America
today than existed in pre Colombian times.

She also call BS on the notion that we are destroying
our "Old growth" forests by maintaining that they never
comprised more than about 5 percent of the total forest land,
which is just about where we are today.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Thank you for invoking Dixie Ray Lee, although at this point no amount of facts will curb our new-age "I learned it in science class" brethren. That, if for no other reason, spells the end of a once great society. Because they prolly did learn in in school.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

The mid Atlantic and Northeast states have more forests than they did 150+ years ago...

Low yield farming + wood for fuel... pretty much all the woodlands were for the most part, gone.

I have property in Vermont. When i walk out into the woods, I regularly find rock walls that lined the boundaries of various farms, no long gone. Painting and post cards from even 70 years ago show vast open fields with a few trees around the perimeters. Now, those fields are woodlands so thick they can actually be a bit difficult to walk through.

Esteve said...

Look at old photos of western NC in the Vanderbilt era. Mountain after mountain devoid of timber. Now you can't even see the mountains from the Blue Ridge Parkway because the Park Service won't remove a single dad-burn tree.

Anonymous said...

In that time we have destroyed more than 50% of the world's forests.
In the same time, we have bred 50% more non-functional, air wasting idiots than last century.
This isn't sustainable!
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

jw said...

4.6 billion years ago there were no forests. therefore, we are returning the earth to its pristine original form.

Wabano said...

However, one thing is true, the British Empire DID turn England, Ireland and Scotland into a wasteland.
With their requirement for masts for tall ships, the whole place was turned into a bog. It used to be so thickly forested as to be barely inhabitable.
And so were Spain and France...but they reforested(mostly)...anyone know why Great Britain/Ireland never did reforest?

Anonymous said...

Because of the Parliamentary system?

-Lucky Lurker

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