Wednesday, June 21, 2006

'Sound Science' Bill...

photo of Frank among the phragmites at Bay City State Park - February 2005
Read it here first: Midland Daily News says:Moolenaar's dioxin bill passed by committee. Even the DEQ likes this one so what will the enviro-extremists not like about it?

...and in case you haven't heard about the U.S. Supreme Court (in)decision on the Rapanos wetlands federal case, here it is: High court muddies wetlands rules

I'm sure you're all aware of the giant weeds along the Saginaw Bay shoreline. These monsters are called phragmites and they were in the news last week. Shoreline residents worry that phragmite problem poses fire hazard

Michigan seeks beach agreement: Compromise would involve property owners, environmentalists.

DEQ claims to be 'doing something about...' this problem but hey, folks! We put my little boat in the water last week and all I saw up and down the shoreline was those nasty, six to seven foot tall weeds! Just in case you wonder what they look like, I'm sharing (again) a photo I took in February 2005 at the Bay City State Park. Somebody saw this pic on my computer monitor and asked me where I found the old 'muddy road' in that picture. Imagine his shock and dismay when I told him it was the State Park and the 'road' was actually a trail for snowmobiles to get out on the bay ice!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Precautionary Principle dictates...

..if gigantic amounts of anything causes cancer in rats or mice, it will cause cancer in humans!

You Dirty Rats! (from Europe) May 30, 2006 By Dr. Elizabeth Whelan.
Aspartame -- those little blue packets with the trade name NutraSweet -- cause cancer! It was official! Not so fast. Earlier this month, the European equivalent of the FDA said, "Never mind"...
Read what Dr. Whelan had to say at...

Mega amounts of dioxin only caused a bad case of pimples to our friend Yuschenko, so what do you suppose the decision should be concerning teeny tiny super-microscopic amounts of dioxin in soil? Duh!

Friday, June 02, 2006

All you really need to know about dioxin in Midland and the Tittabawassee River floodplain... right here in the Midland Daily News online!!! The Dioxin archive contains articles from December 9, 2004 - Dioxin research meeting tonight to February 24, 2006 - DEQ agrees with EPA dioxin plan concerns. No, it's not all the MDN articles but if you're a late-comer and want to know what all the fuss is about, this is a great opportunity to catch up on the facts.

From time to time the lonetree gang has criticized MDN - accusing them of reporting bias in favor of Dow Chemical. If you read these articles you will clearly see that is not the case.

On another matter, 'anonymous' left the following comment after reading the letter to editor of the Saginaw News:

'what does this hugh guy know? please. the people at the deq have degrees. they work with legit scientists from universities and the federal government. i wouldn't trust dow chemical to give me correct driving directions. and the line 'watch the pistons' is so ridiculous. i'm sure you and this guy think global warming needs more study, too.'

This comment is an example of the mentality of the average lonetree council member/supporter. Who lies, 'anonymous'? I'll tell you! I have been present when lies were told by Steve Chester (the MDEQ director), a physician from Saginaw who happens to be a lonetree council supporter, and assorted others from your 'experts'! When brought to their attention they refer to these lies as 'lapses of memory' or 'interpretation of meaning'. The dioxin archive clearly shows a relatively fair and balanced collection of articles. I'm not so sure you'll find this sort of honesty in any of the enviro-extremist papers or websites!

On the subject of global warming, I suggest you read State of Fear by Michael Chrichton. It's a novel based on fact... and unlike your enviro-extremist friends, Chrichton even provides references to where he attained the facts he uses in the novel.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Letter to Editor in yesterday's Saginaw News...

view of Freeland Road bridge across the Tittabawassee River from the lowest level fishing dock ...wasn't included in the online MLive edition so I scanned it for you. Titled 'Minimal Risk' - I couldn't have said it better myself!!! Thank you Mr. Fitch... sounds like you've met some of the Lonetree gang and their merry band of MDEQ 'experts'.

BTW - perhaps this is just another of Ms. Granholm's attempts to 'create jobs' - as I observed a couple of DPW workers slaving in the hot sun to clean off the 'dioxin-laden soil' from the dock at Freeland's Festival Park the other day. Seems more like 'make work' than it does 'job creation.'