With bark beetle epidemic spreading, ...

With bark beetle epidemic spreading, US Forest Service keeps eye on health of timber industry

There are 18 comments on the WNEP-TV Moosic story from Nov 16, 2010, titled With bark beetle epidemic spreading, US Forest Service keeps eye on health of timber industry. In it, WNEP-TV Moosic reports that:

A strong wood-products industry is key to removing thousands of dead, bark beetle-infested trees that threaten to topple onto roads, power lines and campsites or harm watersheds around the West, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Monday.

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Since: Nov 08

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#1 Nov 16, 2010
The Obama administration is like the bark beetle on America's freedom.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#3 Nov 16, 2010
Obama's ears perked right up when he heard of this "epidemic." I can already hear him making this his TOP Priority!

Since: Sep 10

Canton, OH

#4 Nov 16, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
Obama's ears perked right up when he heard of this "epidemic." I can already hear him making this his TOP Priority!
Thanks for sharing your idiocy. Entire mountains in the West have lost their entire forest to these pests. Ever heard of mudslides filling the streams with silt and killing all the fish? The rest of the ecosystem goes too.
touch of gray

Milford, CT

#5 Nov 16, 2010
I think Rosie O'Donnell must be related to the bark beetle. Woof! Woof!

Since: Dec 08

Medina, TX

#6 Nov 16, 2010
It seems to me that we are trying to manage Mother Nature and that ain't gonna happen. When left alone the forrests did pretty well by themselves until man came along and started managing them. Mother Nature caused such things as fires to clean up the dead and dying, keeping the undergrowth to a minimum thus ensuring a healthy habitat for everyone. We should have thought about the unintended consequences of our "managment".

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#7 Nov 16, 2010
Bark beetle?! Is that any relation to Bark "they treat me like a dog" Obama?

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#8 Nov 16, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
Obama's ears perked right up when he heard of this "epidemic." I can already hear him making this his TOP Priority!
The beetles will have to wait. Bark's jetting off for another european vacation this week.

Analysis: Europe is next test for weakened Obama -- Nov 15th, 2010
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AE3GV2...

(Reuters)- If President Barack Obama is not yet convinced that his international star power has faded, his next round of transatlantic summitry should clear up any lingering doubts.

Coming off a marathon Asia trip where Obama often found himself rebuffed by fellow world leaders, he will head to Europe this week where the agenda will be clouded by a growing divide over economic strategy and a sense of neglect among traditional U.S. allies.

His challenge is to reassure European partners that, despite political weakness at home and embarrassing setbacks abroad, he remains committed to better cooperation on issues ranging from the war in Afghanistan to the fight against trade protectionism.

But it will not be easy for Obama, whose Democratic Party suffered heavy losses in this month's congressional elections, to dispel the impression that his stature has been diminished on the world stage. He will attend back-to-back NATO and European Union summits in Lisbon on Friday and Saturday.

Accustomed to being at the center of U.S. foreign policy, Europe may be feeling jilted.

Despite the European love affair with Obama when he was elected two years ago, he has let transatlantic ties slip down his priorities list while focusing on rising Asian powers like China and India and domestic concerns such as high unemployment and an anemic economy.

It will not be lost on his European hosts that Obama, who visited Europe six times in his first year, is dashing to Lisbon for little more than 24 hours on the ground after conducting a 10-day four-country tour of Asia.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#9 Nov 16, 2010
Allenall wrote:
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Thanks for sharing your idiocy. Entire mountains in the West have lost their entire forest to these pests. Ever heard of mudslides filling the streams with silt and killing all the fish? The rest of the ecosystem goes too.
Beetles have been around forever. So have streams and fish. They did just fine before human intervention lamebrain. You must think you're Rahm Emanuel.

"Never let a crisis go to waste."

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#10 Nov 16, 2010
Wartime wrote:
Bark beetle?! Is that any relation to Bark "they treat me like a dog" Obama?
Yeah! That idiot must have thought his little joke would draw the sympathy vote. Obama is Clueless.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#11 Nov 16, 2010
sailorman2 wrote:
It seems to me that we are trying to manage Mother Nature and that ain't gonna happen. When left alone the forrests did pretty well by themselves until man came along and started managing them.

Mother Nature caused such things as fires to clean up the dead and dying, keeping the undergrowth to a minimum thus ensuring a healthy habitat for everyone. We should have thought about the unintended consequences of our "managment".
BINGO! Great Post. Forest Fires aren't clearing the dead trees and brush as they used to.
Tea Republican

Modesto, CA

#12 Nov 16, 2010
So now they want to waste even more taxpayer's money on this beetle crap? Someone tell these moron liberals that we need JOBS!!!!

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#13 Nov 16, 2010
leave it to you right-wingers to make this political.
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Ironically, allowing forest fires to burn would have self-solved this problem, perhaps it's time we take a few steps back from our preserved lands and allow them to do what they're meant to do: grow, burn, grow, burn, grow.
Reality Check

Houston, TX

#14 Nov 16, 2010
Can anyone spell R-A-I-D!!!!!! The application would do the trick......no more beetles.
NW Hominid

Federal Way, WA

#15 Nov 16, 2010
Sounds like greenjobs for coalitional skilled labor rejects, that know about parasites under the skin...
Mothra

Vancouver, WA

#16 Nov 16, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
Obama's ears perked right up when he heard of this "epidemic." I can already hear him making this his TOP Priority!
Break out the 'crisis' management team!
Mothra

Vancouver, WA

#17 Nov 16, 2010
anneutral wrote:
leave it to you right-wingers to make this political.
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Ironically, allowing forest fires to burn would have self-solved this problem, perhaps it's time we take a few steps back from our preserved lands and allow them to do what they're meant to do: grow, burn, grow, burn, grow.
How about this scenario: grow, harvest, grow, harvest...?

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#18 Nov 16, 2010
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
How about this scenario: grow, harvest, grow, harvest...?
takes too long, that only works with hemp.
:)

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Nov 16, 2010
Is there not ANY topic you morons won't turn into an anti-Obama rant?

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