Monday, July 25, 2005

Part of a facility?...

What do they mean... 'part?' There, on top of the pile of mail we picked up from our post office box Friday, was THE LETTER from MDEQ. Well it wasn't actually a letter; it was a list of 'Frequently Asked Questions' and labeled a 'REVISED Supplementary Advisory.' Don't know what day we received it because we do not go to the post office every day. Don't know when it was mailed because the envelope was not 'cancelled' with a date. Don't know when it was written or anything about an 'effective date' because MDEQ apparently doesn't consider it important to date information. Well, it DOES say July 2005, but when...July, 1? 12? 31?... What is this, the Rule of the Month Club? Who is next? Who knows... it doesn't matter. DEQ SAID IT!!!

To me, it is the height of arrogance for anybody to be so above the masses (that would be US) that they can write, change, and/or interpret rules affecting residents. What happened to the 'checks and balances' system of government in the U.S.? Who gave MDEQ the POWER to declare a whole segment of the population GUILTY by way of edict? This dictatorial attitude also prevails in the 'science' with which MDEQ makes their decisions.

The document? Read our copy of this latest edict from Chester's Gang, ' Frequently Asked Questions For Owners of Property Affected by Migrating Dioxin Contamination.' I'll be back another day with more about this document, since I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I can already ask one question. If my residence is 'part of a facility,' what 'facility' is it a part of? ...Dow Chemical Company? Is the only part of my property that is a facility that part which is dioxin-laden? Which part is that? Show me!

Sanity in The Saginaw News... Just this morning I had a chance to read the Sunday newspaper. What a delight to know some people in the news industry have common sense! Here, for your reading pleasure, is the online version of the editorial published in The Saginaw News yesterday, Sunday July 24, 2005 - Court cautious in dioxin case.

A Note to those who warned me that I shouldn't brag about my health in public: Here I am, healthy and happy in the Tittabawassee River floodplain! God bless you. We pray for you that your fears will diminish with common sense and knowledge.

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