September 5, 2017
Defend our National Parks and Monuments! #Resist
don’t count me in that ‘we’!
We need to get the alternate accountants on this. Since dollar values are all they understand. Let’s give them some numbers.
I’m resisting as much as I can. What else can we do with so many attacks on our people, places and things? Thank you Alt National Park Services for standing strong.
Take a paradise
Put up a parking lot!
SOLD to the highest bidder
A trump enterprise!
This is the domain of our nations citizens, Not some private enterprise.
I don’t believe Calvin EVER said that
Many in power these days understand the cost of everything and the value of nothing (not my quotation but it fits here).
Part of the problem is a great number of Americans never get out of the big city or out of their small towns to see the beauty of the US and therefore can’t understand what we could lose,
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau
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I’d sure like to see all those republicans who are hunters and anglers support the national parks. The best fishing is often inside the parks & the best hunting just outside. #teddyroosevelt # winwin
Truly still love Calvin, and will never understand the elites wanting short-term money over long-term success. (That is my definition of idiocy and insanity.)
You guys have my utmost respect. I have a cousin who is a marine biologist in the Canadian govt who has told me a story or two about the govt making her life miserable. I cant imagine what it is like under trump. Keep fighting, keep resisting.
Its the economic survival that drives this, the longer I live the more I think agent smith was actually right about human nature.
I suggest you visit Montana, Washington, and Oregon as their untouched beauty is burning, and the air is hazardous to your health both physically and spiritually. It is sad that we cannot find a balance between using our resources wisely, and maintaining the beauty for future generations.
National parks are protected by our government. Instead of National Parks being developed, what about our farmlands that are being developed into pillbox communities. Farmland turns into concrete and developers get rich building cheap structured homes. That is what we should be concerned about. That is sad to me. If I was rich, I would buy all the farmlands and keep them away from the developers. Then I would hire people to work the land. We could sell the produce or give part of it to people or churches who need it. Nobody fusses about new neighborhoods built up in open fields, but they should.
You can put a personal value on those things, but you can’t put a price on them, therefore there is no market for them and no one can make any money trading them. The real value is only going to be realized by some when they are gone (or by their children more likely).
“We” don’t understand the value of oil, timber, minerals and housing…. “We” understand the profitability of those things…. Those other things do not bring any profits and are therefore unimportant
The reason the rich and Corporations “understand” the value of Oil, Timber, Minerals and housing is because they can control them. They can’t control natural beauty.
We understand the value of those things, we just don’t know how to charge people for them yet.
Once we destroy enough, people will pay a premium to walk in nature. It is capitalism at its best.
We understand it all too well in Oregon right now. So many tears over the 🔥 in the gorge right now. It will not be the same for hundreds of years. All because some idiot kid playing with fireworks in a forest. ;(
If you don’t have a relationship with nature or your own inner world, why should you care? We can’t skip education (and exposure) earlier in life – if we don’t cultivate this relationship, we’re only singing to the choir while budgets and protections are cut.
Mother Nature is very angry at the world right now… hence all the fires and flooding. Let us continue to work on Global Warming with passion!
Actually a lot of hose resources can be valued. Take wetlands. Nature’s water treatment plant. Engineers design and build them every day and there is a formula that can quantify the water a wetland cleans. The powers that be don’t want to acknowledge the value because it then costs them
And how perhaps we have enough available resources at this time already that we don’t need to desecrate these lands that should be protected for future generations just for the greed of a few that already have more money than they will ever need
Oh, believe me. I understand 100% the value of these things. All of my sacred places of solitude and spiritual renewal are burning in a massive forest fire out here in Oregon right now. I am heartbroken.
In a capitalist society, if you can’t invest in it to make money, it has no evident value. It’s like poor people. Sure they need things, but they have no effective demand (meaning money).
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