Wednesday :: Nov 16, 2005

It's a fire sale, people


by Duckman GR

Well, while we all wonder who whispered to woodward, it's business as usual for bushco.

Four years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued special habitat protections for the [the California red-legged frog] that covered more than 4.1 million acres from San Diego to Plumas counties.

In an about-face, the agency recently said the vast majority of those safeguards are no longer necessary.

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In 10 of its most recent announcements for imperiled species in California, Fish and Wildlife rolled back earlier designations and proposals for habitats by an average of nearly 77 percent.

Why would they do that, you ask?

Silly child, why do you think.

"It's already so difficult to get housing approved in California – particularly in areas like the Bay Area and San Diego – that additional critical-habitat restrictions can really make or break a project," or,

Downsizing of critical habitat for the red-legged frog and whipsnake "removed a very large cloud over home building in the Bay Area," said Campos of the home-building association.

Everything they do, no matter what it might appear to be, comes back to this. Mammon. Greed. Money. It's all about the money, all the time.

And if you don't pay attention, they take more. Like randy cunningham, there's always one more boat to extort, one more home loan to have underwritten, one more vote to sell. We're busy trying to get cheney and bush impeached, they're busy robbing us and our children blind.

What's a frog, Dad? Mark who?

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