Monday, February 07, 2005

I don't THINK the sky is falling... least as far as established old families along the Tittabawassee River floodplain are concerned. You might have noticed this home going up on the river side back around January 15 this year.
photo of house going up above the river floodplain January 15, 2005The folks building this home are an example of real, long-term residents in Tittabawassee Township. Health concerns from the lush farmland along the river are a non-problem. The problem, thanks to environmental extremist intervention in our private lives and properties, is monetary. photo of same house, mostly finished on outside, February 6, 2005

In past years, if they needed soil around the building site, they could have obtained a permit and moved it from their own 'backyard' along the river floodplain. Because MDEQ does not listen to real residents, but prefers joining hands with the environutz, my neighbors had to buy dirt... lots of it! Here, less than a month later, the outside is pretty much finished.

Speaking of environutz... some of them eventually grow up. Former greenpeace founder and leader, Patrick Moore made a complete turnaround and now says the.....`Environmental movement has lost its way' Forgive the green markups... I got carried away.

Another news feed really caught my attention with the title: Science panel warns: America is losing war against cancer by focusing on 'carcinogens'
February 2, 2005....
"ACSH scientists expressed alarm that growing regulatory effort to remove trace levels of chemicals like PCBs, dioxin, acrylamide, Alar and other agricultural chemicals — purportedly to protect us from cancer — is diverting our efforts to limit our exposure to known causes of cancer."
Okay I'm going to share this one too, although the author knows absolutely nothing about the dioxin problem in Midland... (Didn't Ms. Granholm's 'storm troopers' from Michigan Department of Environmental Quality strike out at residents along the Tittabawassee River floodplain first?) Doom, gloom scenario haunts Gov. Granholm, ...Tim Skubick, Macomb Daily ColumnistFebruary 4, 2005
"The dioxin problem in Midland presents an environmental challenge. It's potentially a national nightmare as well. Mind you, no one is predicting that. On the other hand, if she does not do enough, the tree huggers will be all over her, as they are now for allegedly dragging her feet and putting human health at risk. If she does too much, mighty Dow Chemical will not be pleased."
I think it's time for journalists to alter this kind of twisted semantics. They often seem to have a vendetta against the very entities that create jobs in the area, all the while bemoaning the fact that Michigan is running dead-last with employment numbers. For some reason, our governor has confused priorities. Perhaps she should step down now and allow her Lt. Governor to handle all of the mess she created with her 'appearance is everything' attitudes. After all, gubernatorial elections are not all that far away, are they?

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